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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 24 September 1915
" COOPER " Shearing i Machines are easy run- > ning, efficient and eco- j ncmical ClOOPJJK Sheep Shearing ) Machinery is endorsed by leading breeders and experts tlie wide world over. It holds the world's record for number of sheep shorn before any replace ment of parts was re quired, and has never been beaten in open competi tion. One man in N.S.AV. writes:- "The plant has done three years' shear ing, doing G,000 sheep in a season, and .we've never experienced, the slightest trouble with any parts." The "Cooper" is the machnio for YOU. Let's tell you more about it. J. BARTRAI & m PTY LTD. 598 Bourke St., Melbourne. E T v4i If, Easy Terms. w (,l I S E&l WHLk.CH Tbe High Qua'stv-Low Price Mill. It*« skcl. ol ir;-ruiil ff*ared. filled wilh /g*8«| cfrtnic. n^Mifv hr*r&lt;\ jrnstrive goTern or, r*.ne\* *;. - an . y}! .-. isn» ubrication. One customer Ka* |M'cha»rd I !7 milk Score* have purchased 30 iu *m) A.} aive K-tufaction. 6 ft. Mii!» we:tfat "30 Vo*. - 8 ...
CHAPTER XVII. AN UNWELCOME VISITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 24 September 1915
CHAPTER XVII. UNWELCOME VISITOR. Rufus Grouch, clad in a coarse white slop suit, liko a dock laborer or navvy,'" and puffing forth smoke from tho short and blackened pipe, that was his al most inseparable companion, c-anie strid ing up the long and narrow valley that led from tho sea coast, to that hollow in which his unenviable dwelling stood, He walked more swiftly, and more strongly too, than could have been con jee lu rod of a man of his build. And, indeed, it is a mistake to supposo that a cross-built, ungainly figure, like that of Rufus, is necessarily unfit for speed, whether at a walk or run. Your flash ing Mercury, your clean-limbed, per fectly-proportioned athlete, of course, leads the van, but there is many a shambling fellow, such as the old gold digger was, who could press hard on his heels in a,'long race. Rufus Crouch was very strong; you could tell that in spito his tcraMike gait, by the I rapidity with which ho mounted every steep little bit of the hilly road, and b...
THE JET-HUNTER'S FOSTER SON CHAPTER XVI. (Continued). [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 24 September 1915
THE JET-HUNTER'S FOSTER SON CHAPTER XVI. (Continued). "Yes, Miss Mowbray, you are quito right, and 1 was quite wrong, I should make a sorry figure as a curato and deserve your ridicule, We never know ourselves. I may feel a desire for a quiet life of peaceful usefulness, and bo absurd, quite unintentionally, for wishing to bccomo a humble worker in the world's vineyard." There was somewhat of sadness in the speaker's tone, and Violet, whose sym pathies were quick and tender, was about to say a gentle word or two, when Midden help arrived. It arrived in the person of Lord David Tod Hunter, tall, port]}-, jovial, his amber tinted whisk ers tinged with grey, and his white waistcoat glistening in the sun. Flo was not alone. He came at the head of « party oL.ihe younger visitors, whom Charlie Fitzgerald nad the Piminy girk were conspicuous. "I say, -Mortmain," began the blithe, but impecunious, brother of his solemn Grace of Pentland, ''since you »ro grant! vizier here, and Lady Thorsdal...
WORTH KNOWING. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 24 September 1915
WORTH KNOWING. : Shabby leather bags, can bo jnuch. improved in appearance by being rub bed over with the well-beaten white of an egg, and then polish with beeswas: and turpentine, tho final rubbing being dono with a soft, clean cloth. Never buy spices in largo quantities as they lose their flavor before you can use them. ? If you want to ensure bread pudding being light, add a litt]e baking powder to it. To prevnt a Tarn o' Shanter that has to bo washed from shrinking, dry it over a djanpr plate.
SPLENDID BROWN CAKE [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 24 September 1915
SPLENDID BJUOWN CAKE i lb butter, 1 lb flour £lb sugar, Alb sutana raisins, ilb currants, 1 egg, i pont milk, X teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoonful of corbonato soda, 1 tea spoon baking powder. Rub butter into -flour, add baking powder, soda, sugar, raisins, currants and cinnamon. Beat tho egg light with half pint milk. Stir it to other ingredients and add moro milk if necessary. Bako for about ono hour in tin lined with but tered paper. *
SIX CUP. PUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 24 September 1915
SIX CUP. PUDDING. Ono cup Hour, 1 cup suet, 1 crap breadcrujnbs, 1 cup currants, 1 cup jam (without stones, dark jajn preferred), 1 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons cream of tar tar, 1 teaspoon baking soda, pinch ot salt. Boil for three hours,
DERBYSHIRE NECK. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 24 September 1915
DERBYSHIRE NECK. By the term goitre is meant a chronic enlargement of tho thyroid gland, which is placed immediately over the neck. One of the chief duties of this gland is to store and distribute the lime salts needed by tho body. Hence, when peo ple' live in districts whoro there ia an excess of inorganic lime in the -water, enlargement of this organ is apt to occur. The' limestone of Derbyshire district becomes dissolved in the water supply, and so goitre is very prevalent there, and the njirne "Derbyshire neclc" has often been applied to it. It will be obvious to most'people that if drink ing water saturated with unusable inor ganic lime, salts is the cause of goitre, tlio remedy is to remove the cause. This can be done by using distilled water ex clusively, both for cooking and drinking purposes. A good still may be pur chased ,and a daily supply of distilled water in this way is obtained.
THE ROMANCE OF A BLIND MAN. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 24 September 1915
THE ROMANCE OF A BLIND MAN. (By Holbrook Jackson.) If you wero to ask any hundre-d poo plo what physical calamity they would dread most of all, the reply in practic ally every case would be-blindness. It is not oatiy for ono possessing the trans cendent boon ol' sight to look upon tho Joss ot' that facility "with anything but despair; but, strangely enough, a moro cheerful attitude comes from the blind themselves. Ko oho -would suggest that those who aro blind woulu not prefer to havo thoir sight, yet there is perhaps no misfortune which has produced such courageous optimism as blindness. We havo all heard of that great American, Ilelen Keller, who, blind almost from birth, has not only carved out for her self an endur.vng placo in tho records of her nation, but has created somothiug like a now world for tho blind. And in our own country wo havo the uoblo examplo of Mr. C. Arthur Pearson, af flicted with blindness in tho very prime of life and at the height of a distin guished caree...
THE SANDBAG KING. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 24 September 1915
THE SANDBAG KING. "We lost some very good men that day, two.; officers tilled in my company -Lieutenant Cooke and Shine-and, tho pity of it, Mr. Cooke, was one of the bravest men out here, always the first to go in fjont and idolised by the men," a private in .the 8~th Regiment .-the "Faugus," as they call them selves-states in a letter, extracts from ?which'.arc given in the "Morning Post.' "I never saw men more affected by a death than were the men of his platoon, they called him tho 'Sandbag King,' not out of any disrespect, but he was always keen on getting any quantity of- sand bags to strengthen the parapet, and, i of course, it was only natural at times that his men would 'grouse.' Well, ?when they laid him in the grave, each J man of his platoon shook hands with | him, and one, taking off his cap, ad-1 drcsesd the body: 'Mr. Cooke, we called I you the Sandbag King, I pray that with J tho help of God you'll build a parapet J round tho gates of Heaven that will ji keep all Ger...
EARLY POISON GAS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 24 September 1915
EARLY POISON GAS. The earliest use of deleterious gasea in siege warfare is recorded in tho his tory of tho i'oloponnesian wars from. 431 to 404 B.C. During this struggle botween tho Athenians and Spartans and thoir respective allies tho cities of Platea and Delium wore bosiegod. Wood saturated with pitch and sulphur was set ou iiro and burnt uador tho walls of thoso cities, in order to generato choking and poisonouB fumes, -which wouldu stupol'y tho dofendors and ren der tho task of the attacking forces loss difficult. Another form of tho samo method of attack used about this date was to fill a cauldron with molten pitch. ' sulphur, and burning charcoal, and to blow the fumes, with tho aid of a pri mitive) form of bellows and air blast over tho dofondors' linos. Greek fire, about which much was heard in tho wars of tho middle ages, was a liquid', i tho composition of which is now un known, that was squirted through tho air, and was tised foj- sotting iiro to tho buildings or places...
Alleged Cattle Stealing. SEVERAL CHARGES. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 24 September 1915
Alleged Cattle Stealing. SEVERAL CHARGES. There was a very largo atten dance at the Wonthaggi court'of Potty Sessions 011 Thursday. Sept. 23, when Alexander Francis May. a well-known resident of Won thaggi and West Creek was before the court on a charge of cattle stealing. The bench comprised : Dr. Baird and Messrs W. P. Ferguson and P. J. Daly," J's.P. 1 Inspector .Jones prosecutcd and Mr W. E. Brunt appeared for the defence Inspector .Jones shortly out lined the iirsb case in which 'May was charged with stealing, taking and driving away 5 head cattle 1 cow, 'A heifers and 1 bull calf, tins property of Arthur Ernest Emery, North Wonthaggi. The cow was missed on September 2, and the other stock on August 2S. The police were notified. They were 1 next seen-at Kernot railway station. On September 7 May put some cattle into two trucks and con signed them to himself at Wangar atta and took a ticket for himself to Wangaratta and left by the passenger train. May had brought the cattle to ...
Powlett River District A., P. and H. Society. THE PATRIOTIC SHOW. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 24 September 1915
Powlett River District P. and H. Society. TI-IE PATRIOTIC SHOW. The decision of the above progressive Agricultural Society to hold its annual show in February naxt, and donate the net profits to patriotic purposes, has aroused the enthusiasm of many sup porters, arid at a committee, meeting on Monday evening at. Dalyston, (,'r P. J. Daly in the chair, Mr C. W. Hunt, secretary of the society reported several spontaneous voluntary subrcip tions. (Hear, hear.) Rev. Father O'SuIlivan, Wonthaggi, wrote thanking members for the con fidence reposed in him, in e lecting him a member of the committee and stated that he would do all in his power to forward the best interest of the society. He also enclosed his member ship subscription. Mr Geo. hollins, who had been ap pointed president of the society, wrote declining the honor and stating that he would not have the time to give to that position, owing to increased re sponsibilities on account of his son Stanley, who was his right hand man, ha...
Powlett River Improvement. OPENING THIS MOUTH AND SNAGGING THE STREAM. A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 24 September 1915
Powlett Biver Improve ment. OPENING THIS MOUTH AND SNAG GING THE STREAM. A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT. Recently a deputation, consisting of representatives of the Shires of Phil lip Island and Woolamai, and the Borough of Wontliaggi, waited on the Minister for Public Works regarding improvements at the mouth of the Powlett. In response to their representation's Mr. P. Lingford, C.E., one of the do partmental expert engineers, was sent up to investigate and report upon the whole position. Having a thorough knowledge of the district, and the whole length of the Powlett River from the source to the mouth, his re commendations arc of the utmost im portance, and if carried into effect, would confer a lasting benefit upon thousands of acres of land. The subject was discussed at the council meeting of the trhire of Phil lip Island and Woclamai on Monday, when the report forwarded by 'the Pub lic Works Department was under con sideration. Mr. Lingford reported having visit ed the district on July...
Coursing. WONTHAGGI DALYSTON CLUB. OFFICE-BEARERS: [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 24 September 1915
Coursing. WONTHAGGI DALYSTON GLUB. OFFICE-BEARKRS : President, Mr P. J. Daly ; Vice Presidept, Messrs T. J. O'Brien and W. Brown ; treasurer, Mr J. Harty ; secretary, Mr H. Coady ; judge, Mi-J. P. Brown ; slipper, Mr J. W. Mont gomery ; slip steward, Mr C. Haines ; Representatives N.C.C.. Messrs R. Maidment and C. Becker ; stewards, 'Messrs J. Meredith, Gray, Ryan, C. Daly, J. Daly, T. Harty, J. E. Gold smith. G. Lowe, J. Montgomery, F. "Dennis, Jas. Whelan. W. Morrison. The Wonthaggi-Dalyston Coursing Club held, the concluding meeting for the season' at the Dalyston enclosure on Saturday, when two eight all-aged stakes were decided. The State Mine Stakes, £5 5s first and £3 3s second, were won 'by Ray Young's Myrniong, and J. Connelly's Miss Laplander an nexed the Wonthaggi Stakes. Results STATE MINE STAKES.-For 8 all all ages at 1 guinea finch. 1st., 5 guineas : 2svl.. 3 guinea1;. For dogs nn'y thnt hnve not won more than two courses in anv one stake. .T. Connellv's Another Lnr>...
WAR AND FORESTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 1 October 1915
WAR AND FORESTRY. Thero is ono effect s£ the war which ! has escaped general observation-the ; destruction ef forests. It Trill be ob served that the most sanguinary and strenuous engagements are taking place iri the most thickly-timbered strotches of country, particularly on the western battle front, such as the Yosges and the ! Ardennes, in modern military strategy the occupation of thickly timbered ter ritory is a frequent occurrence. The reason is obvious. Densely-woodod country ocers tho greatest obstruction to an enemy. The roads and trails are few, and may bo oasily blocked. Whon these highways aro rendered impassablo artiiiory cannot bo moved quickly and strategically, if highways have to be blazed and cleared to permit tho move ment; of troops and guns time is loBt, as such work is necessarily slow. At the samo time forests offer oxcellont cover and an ideal protection, as in natural. In tho Vosges and tho Ardennes tho de struction of timber has attained alarm ing proportio...