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ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
ONE HUNDRED YEAfeS AGO. POSSIBLY many of tho growing generation know the story of Water, loo moro from the listening to tho talc, of how Bill Adams won it- than from any more authentic sourcc, but tho celebration eff the ? centenary of that world-shaking event naturally focuses attention on tho Belgian battle-field as view, ed in the light of Waterloo 1'cr ohance it is more:; than a coin-' cid^Dcer-wlio - knpws?--that ou.- -lliju^ hundredth anniversary all J'Juroj:u is resounding with the tread of armed forces, and the historic bat tlefields are agtain the scenes of sanguinary warfare. Wli'eu the morning dawned on that great day tho destinies of Great Britain and all the countries of Europe were in tho balance, and none could .say whether before evening these na tions should or should not. erase . to exist. Such was the , genius ot : N&poleon, .and with' .such marvel lous enthusiasm was. he able to fill tho troops ? which so loyally obey- ; ed Ins behests, that there were fe...
MOGLONEMBY. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
MOGLONEMBY. Ill the Moglonemby Hall on Fnaay last a farewell ovening-was tendered to the head teacher of the Moglonemby State school, Miss Lectio, who is about to take her departure for tho Emerald district. During the evening Mr. Gillard presented the lady with a hand somo inkstand, suitably engraved, as a slight token of tho esteem in which she is held by all. The speaker made reference, to Miss Leek it's ability as a teacher, and said the children had made mark' od progress under her management. She would be greatly missed from tho distnct. For some time Miss ckio also filled the position of i secretary to the hall committee, in which' capacity she carried out her duties. Miss Leckie suitably responded. Tho Misses Ucan, Hard, j ing", Newton, and Hunt, 3i*essrs Chanter, Dean and Harding all helped towards making the even ing such' an enjoyable one. On Wednesday evening next a card and social evening wiil be held in tho Itipg's Creek school, in aid of the patriotic fund. Arbor Day ...
BLIND BRITISH HEROES. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
BLIND BRITISH HEROES. There are now nearly fifty British soldiers, including three officers, who have lost tlieir sight in the war, and there are also in England three sight less Belgian soldiers, while from the British Navy there is one blinded sailor-a midshipman. Sightless soldiers and sailors will be given preliminary instruction at St. Dunstan's Hostel, Regent's Park, . ! in carpentry, boot-repairing, mat-mak.' ing, basket-making, telephone oper ating, massage, poultry farming, mar ket gardening-opening a good indus trial field for their future. A romantic attachment, expected to culminate in matrimony between a leading society girl and a merchant's beauteous son, a few weeks since high ly interested the elect. The tea-table tattlers believed that such a union of cash, love and good looks would be perfect. One evening the young man visited his adored, and solemnly in formed her that ho intenoed to act the part of a man-and enlist. Certain it I is that she became hysterical, and...
DECIDING THE WAR OPINION OF A FRENCH VETERAN. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
DECIDING THE WAR OPINION OF A FRENCH VETERAN. When is the war likely to reach its decisive stage? The question was put to General Cherlies, a French veteran and a competent newspaper critic, and his reply was: "During the coming summer"-i.e., during June, July and August. "Where will the decisive battles be fought in the West?" he was asked. "Between the Meuse and the .Moselle," was the answer. "How will a decision he brought about?" was the third and last question, and the reply given was: "By opening a breach in the German line some 30 miles wide and six miles deep." The opening of such a breach is more practicable than many imagine. At one stage ot the Neuve Chappelle battlo there was a breach in the line, but the Britishers were not in sufficient, numbers to take advantage of it. Reflect upon your present bless ings, of which every man has many, net on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
FOR THE FARMER. THE CONSERVATION OF FODDER. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
FOR THE FARMER. THE CONSERVATION OF FODDER. If we -wero cnly to think o£ the pi.~*jnt the.e would Le no need for a iizcussion on the subject of the pre servation of fodder (writes Mr. Dun can McLennan, vice-president of the Victorian Chamber of Agriculture). The recollection of most people is all too acute of the disastrous period through which we have just passed, and it may be taken for granted that resolutions frequent and positive have i been made oy those who have, suffer ed never to be caught napping' again. The experience of the past, however, teaches us that these resolutions re semble very much the penitential vows of the Bacchanalian reveller, who, when racked with remorse in recovering from his orgy, solemnly, and at times profanely, declares that never again will he look on the wine v'hen it is red or any other color. But these, at the time genuine and sol emn resolves, seem to disappear like the morning dew before the rising sun when the next "thirst" comes along. The k...
LONDON LETTER Carmelite House, London, May 1. The Shadow of War. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
LONDON LETTER Carmelite House, London, May The Shadow of War. The shadow of war fell deeply on us during the week-end. The news from the front was enough to justify an xiety, and for a few hours it' looked as though the Germans were succeed ing in forcing their way on to the dofonces of Dunkirk itself. Happily for us the Germans' forward move lueut has been stayed, and the British Army is now on the offensive. I was at Dover on Monday. The wind was blowing from the north-east, and we could hear clearly the sounds o£ heavy guns in the distance. . Everything in Dover spoke of war. In the harbor were many fighting ships. A great biplane paused before going out on its mission o£ defence and attack: A strong coast squadron o£ the Royal Naval Air Service swept by. Looking up at the old castle on the hill top 1 could see anti-aircraft guns pointing skywards from the turrets of the! keep. The south coast keeps watch and ward. Had . the German forward movement succeeded it would have meant r...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
fl ?ine Dlsplap - OF Deo? Season's 6oods At HARCOURT5. We are Headquarters for Tailoring The Suits we tailor have a distinctiveness about them that stamps their owner as a man who dresses well-yet there's nothing snobish or loud about them. They're just perfectly cat and fitting and the materials are the best to be had anywhere-including all the new styles of the day. Come in and let us take your measurement-you can pick the ? cloth you want at the same time, or we will give, you a wide selection of patterns to take home and look over at your leisure. * 9K* OUR MILLINERY DEPARTMT MILLINERY Dresses Mantles , Rain Coats ^ Ribbons, Trimming's. J. BLACKIE, CnKMIST, KDnOA. UOESE & CATTLE MEDICINES BLACKIE'S GRIPE and COLIC DRENCH.-It is a most effectual re medy in all cases of Gripes or Colic. One dose as a rule gives permanent and immediate relief. Slany valu able horses are lost through not hav ing a dose of Blackie's Gripe Drench at hand, and dangerous remedies such as gin, pe...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 29 June 1915
fl fine Dlsplap OP Deu? Season's Goods At OARCOURT^. We are Headquarters for Tailoring The Suits we tailor have a distinctiveness about them that stamps tlieir owner as a man who dresses well-yet there's nothing snobish or loud about them. They're just perfectly cot and fitting and the materials are the best to be had anywhere-including all the new styles of the day. Come in and let us take your measurement-you can pick the cloth you want at the same time, iOr we will give you a wide selection of patterns to take home and look over at your leisure. ft «.,#> OUR MILLINERY DEPARTMT MILLINERY Dressws Mantles Rain Coats Ribbons, Trimmings. J. BLACKIE, CHEMIST. F.UP.OA. HORSE & CATTLE MEDICIKES BLACKIE'S GRIPE and COLIC DRENCH.-It is a most effectual re medy in all cases of Gripes or Colic. One dose as a rule gives permanent and immediate relief. Many valu able horses are lost through not hav ing a dose of Blackie's Gripe Drench at hand, and dangerous j-eme'Jies such as gin, p...
EXPLAINING THE WAR. GUNS AND HOWITZERS. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 29 June 1915
EXPLAINING THE WAR. GUNS AND HOWITZERS. Seven, different kinds o£ artillery are taken into the field by most of the armies now engaged in the Great War-mountain, horse, and Held guns, light and heavy howitzers, position guns and siege artillery. The moun tain gun is a small and light weapon, which can usually he taken to pieces and can be moved forward in sec tions by men. An excellent little gun of this kind accompanies the French chasseurs alpins, and has been em ployed in the fighting for the Hart mannsweilerkopf. It fires a shell weighing about 121b., and is very handy and serviceable. In the British Army the horse artil lery gun is a 13-pounder, generally similar to the British field gun, but lighter and smaller. The most famous of the European field guns is the French "75" (75. millimetre or 3in. weapon). Its spe cial excellence lies in its recoil ar rangements. All modern field guns are placed on carriages which are so designed as to absorb the shock of ) recoil without allow...
THE DUPE. A Drama in which every actor wore a mask of secrecy and a woman failed in her part. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 29 June 1915
THE DUPE. A Drama in which every actor wore a t mask of secrecy and a woman failed ! in her part. | By Catherine M. Kerr. On a wild, wet night, when excep-! tionally few passengers were crossing ; by tlie Dover - Calais boat, a man, early aboard and apparently indiffer ent to the raging of the elements i around him, stood and watched late comers ascending the gangway, j Among them were two women, ob- j viously mistress and maid. Upon the , former the watcher bestowed but a i cursory glance, but the latter's extra- | ordinary beauty attracted his notice, , indifferent to women as he was at all j times. "Such beauty in the garb of , servitude!" was the thought which flashed across his mind as he moved away. Five years later Julian Fayne wealthy, and a so-called misogynist was seated over a solitary breakfast, with the newspaper propped up at a convenient angle before him. Most o£ his attention was fixed upon the pictured face of a remarkably beauti ful society woman which had appeared...
SHOT AT DAWN CONDEMNED SOLDIER'S TRAGIC FAREWELL. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 29 June 1915
SHOT AT DAWN CONDEMNED SOLDIER'S TRAGIC FAREWELL. We need no reminder as to the su preme importance o£ discipline, but in the administration ,o£ military law, as in that o£ civil justice, there are oc casions when claims of mercy should not go unheeded. There is something inexpressibly pathetic about the fol lowing letter received by the wife of a private in France. "My Dearest Wife and Kiddies, Just a few lines in answer to your lov ing, letter I received quite safe. Well, I expect this will be the last letter from me, my dear, as I have got to be shot for being absent, but I could not help it, I tried to find my regiment. My doar, I wish I could have seen you all. You must try and do your best for the kiddies. I should not upset myself, my dear. I did my duty be fore I was absent. It has been all trouble with us. I was very unlucky, l am sorry to have to write a letter like this, my dear. - I am quite done up. . I did not think I should have come to an end like this, dear. I would...
PROGRESS ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 29 June 1915
PROGRESS ASSOCIATION. The usual meeting of the Violet Town Progiess Association was held in tho Mechanics' on Monday, 21«t Juno, when there Aere present:-President-, Mr J. G. Carter (in the chair), and Messrs Ingles Smith, J. W. Smith, G. Ald ridge and the secretary. The minutes of last meeting ware road and confirmed. Welcome. The President, Mr J. G. Carter, ex tended a hearty welcome to Mr Ingles Smith, and Mr Smith returned thanks. Correspondence. Correspondence was read and received on the motion of Messrs J. Smith and Aldridge. Tree Planting, Mr J. W. Smith moved, Mr Ald r dt}"* seconded, that Cowslip, Primrose, and Hyacinth streets be completed, and that » stuvt be made on Saturday, 3rd ?July, to make tree-guards.-Carried. i lie matter of obtaining material for tree guard', and obtaining paiticulars re Uotuir Board for soldiers from Violet Town and district, now giving their ser vices to the Empire, was left in the hands of the President. Street Lamps. In regard to street lamp...
THE FUNNY MAN. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 29 June 1915
THE FUNNY MAN. William Widger, at his desk in the "flomo Record" office, paused one orning in tUe exercise of preparing ® immorous column, and groaned gently, hut with unmistakable earnest ""porldns, at the adjoining desk, look 1 .it liim in amazement. Never be f're during his two years of profes sional contiguity to Widger, had lie bserved a similar demonstration. lie mentioned the fact at once. "lt j3 nothing," said Widger; "that . it is nothing serious. I came near 1 .siting a real poem instead of a jin gle, that is all." .'l call that rather serious," said Perkins- "Heavens! Billy, you must r0 slow. You're on the verge of some thing. A cliap of your talent cannot 1,0 too careful." i(g0?" said Widger, lazily. "You make me weary, Perk. Wbat do you know about poetry and its relation to neurotic exhaustion? Do you con sider the production of real poetry an indication of weakness at the norve centres? Do you " .'Vo, but see here. Billy; I've pre pared the 'Hints to Housekeepers' and ...
ST. ANDREW'S DEBATING SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 29 June 1915
ST. ANDREW'S DEBATING SOCIETY. St. Andrew's M.I.A. mot on Wednes day evening last, when there was a large attendance of members. The syllabus items for the evening were the second lecture on Egypt by Mr AliBOn Norris, who gave an interesting account from a geographical standpoint, and the other item was "Question Box." Questions were brought by members and placed in a hat mid then drawn for, the drawer to reply. The variety of queries recoived resulted in answers both instructive ond interesting- Amongst thoso replied to were the' following: .'Does civilisation tend to make meii braver?" "How many men composo a regi men'.?" "Are rabbits a bane or a blessing?" '.Why do the people whose houses are built adjacent to the canals in Venice, not suffer from rheumatism?" "What is the difference between mounted infantry and cavalry?" "What animal would you like to be if you were not yourself?" ''Should eport and smoking be stop ped while the war is in progress?" "Do you think tho railway wil...
"LOAN ON HONOR" REFUGEES IN FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 29 June 1915
"LOAN ON HONOR" REFUGEES IN FRANCE. Among the thousand and oao or ganisations which have sprung up is Franco in aid of the victims of the war is one of a navel character, termed the "Loan of Honor." The initiative Is iluo to a committee, at the head "I which is M. Touron, Vice-President ol the Senate. The "Loan of Honor" is not a char ity. It is made to those who a months ago were well-to-do citizens manufacturers, house-owners, farmers, otc., living in France and Bolgiuffl, who were forced to flee beforo the Ger man invasion and are now homeless and destitute, but who will eventually le able to pay back the loans the)' !!0\v receive. Numbers of those who wcro thus beggared-one Lille manufacturer l«-=l .060,000 in a night-are too proud to swell the crowd of humble refuge^ who subsist on charity, and they ? their families are in sad straits. The committee have already raise! £4000, of which they have distribute £2400.
LANDING OF THE AUSTRALIANS A Thrilling Description [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 29 June 1915
LANDING OF THE AUSTRALIANS Thrilling . Description The Age special correspondent thus vividly describes the work of out boys: As the first boats gaiued the beach the men leapt into the water, m:Uiy waist deep, mid waded 10 tho !i,lorc> . I!ot " shot had been fired. for the men had not even loaded their rifles. ?vot even when they reached the edge of the water did they stop ui.lo: Their bayonets were fixed, and for a minute only they Jav behind a sand, ridge thatwas lapped by the little waves- It was just enough to L'ive the men a moment's realisation. Tlu-y never even waited then for the order* .lwt»ver« ready on the officers Pus. They had so placed their packs thau in a sceond ihey Tell from their shoulders. Their arms were free to lunge with their rifles, and the glittering steel at the end. Their belts were full of cartridges They then charged with a deep-throated cheer that rippled along the little bay fiom end to end, and was answered from the rear by the oncoming boat load*...
THE WAY WE WALKED. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 29 June 1915
THE "WAY WE WALKED. I met a woman on life's way, A woman fair to see; Or cauglit up with lier I should say, Or she caught up with me. "The way is long when one's alone," I said, "and dangerous, too; I'll help you by each stumbling stone, I£ I may may walk with you." Then on wo went; her laughing eyes And sunny smiles were sweet; Above us blue and burnished skies. And roses 'neath our feet. "I'm glad your sunny face I've seen," I said: "When life is through I'll own the best of them has beon The way I walked with you. "I do not say my love, my life, Will all be given to grief When you are gone; the ceaseless strife Will bring me much relief. But when Death's hand the curtain draws, When life's long journey's through, 'Twill not have all been bad, because I came part way with you."
EVANGELIST ON DANCING. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 29 June 1915
EVANGELIST ON DANCING. "I can understand why young bloods go in for dancing, but some of you old ginks-good-night. "Ma and I stopped in to look at a ball at an inauguration ceremony. Well, I will be horn-swaggled if X didn't see a woman there dancing with all the men, and she wore a collar of her gown around her waist. She had a little corset on. Oh, I can't describe it. "You stand there and watch man after man as he claims her hand, and puts his name on her list. Perhaps that fellow was her lover and you won her hand-and you stand there and watch your wife folded in his long voluptuous cmbrace, their bodies sway, ing one against another, their limbs twining and entwining, her head, rest ing on his breast, they breathe the vitiated air beneath the glittering can delabra, and the spell of the music, and you stand there and tell me that there is no harm in it! You're too low down for me. "I want to see the color of some buck's hair that can dance with my wife! I'm going to monopolise ...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 29 June 1915
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES Several healthy specimens oE the laughing jackass were shipped to San Francisco to become features of the Australian building at the exposition. But pending the completion of the aviary at the Australian building the birds were placed in the Golden Gate Park aviary to become acclimated. The park, like Alexandra Gardens in Mel bourne, is a trysting place for lovers. Two young lovers took their accus tomed seat near the aviary in the park. They had quarrelled, but had reached the stage where a kiss would turn the world into a thing of beauty. And the world was just about to be turned into a thing of beauty when a peal of loud, discordant laughter spoiled everything. The young woman, her face crimson with mortification, fled from the scene, while her swain, his own face red with other emotions, beat the bushes for the "Peeping Tom." The commotion attracted a policeman, who felt for the lover and assisted in the search. For an hour the two men vainly searched the bu...
Ohurch Services. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 29 June 1915
Ohurch Services. Presbyterian--Violot Town 11, Stony Creek 3, Violot Town 7.30. Mr Norris. Church of England - Marraweeny 11, Mosrlonemby 3, Violet Town 7-30, Wednes day 8, Violot Town, Confirmation Class. Thursday 3, Boho Confirmation Class. Rev, D. A. MeEachern. Methodist Violet Town 11, Band 2; Violot Town 7*30, Mr Reeves; Badd&ginnie 11, Boho 3, Rev. Edwards; Baddnginnie 7.30, Mr Fuhrmeiatcr; Upotipotpon 3, Mr 8. ( Wnlli Earlstnn ». Mr F. Wall.