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BIRD DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
Bfuo Day. By Gerard Keogh, Grade IV. ! \\ e had bird day to teach us to be kind to birds. So on Friday last we went down to the Knob, and we saw many birds. We started at half past ten and got back at ten past twelve. The names of birds were, Starlings, Swallows, Sparrow-hawks, Sand Mar tins, Minahs, Magpies, Tea-tree-birds, Black-birds, Fantails and Mudlarks, We .saw; a Peat's nest, a Swallow's nest with four eggs in, and two pos som's nests. Ibe Starling is a black bird. The Swallow has grey wings with a rusty red breast. The Sparrow hawk_is.a..big_ greyibird,., _The^Sand-. martin has grey wings and a reddish breast. The Minah is a grey bird with a white breast. The Willie wag- tail is a black bird with a long tail and white breast, The Tom-tit has grey wings and a yellow breast. The Roeella parrot has green wings and red breast. The black bird has black wings and a yellow breast. The. Mudlark is a black and white bird but the black, is not in tKe same place as on the magpie.
BILLIARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
BILLIARDS. The Mechanics' Billiard Tourna ment was brought to to a close last night, when W. Adams (owing 30) and J. W. Jones (receiving 50) played off for the trophy. There was a good number present to ? witness the game, which proved very interesting, che final scores being : — Adams, 250 ; JorWs, 197, At the conclusion of t Jio tramok Aft* .T W Nndwoil. nn hfthn.!f of the committee, presented the winner with a handsome cue and case, and congratulated him on the consistent way be had played throughout the tournament. Mr Adams suitably responded, On Thursday evening next the committee of the Mechanics' Institute have decided to hold a ' break com petion.' The red ball will be placed on billiard spot, and the plain white on the centre spot, and the competi tor, firing from baulk, who makes the highest break will win. An entrance fee of 6d entitles the competitors to two tries, and the prize is a trophy valued at 7/6. A handicap snooker tournament starts this week at Mr Geo. Adams bi...
Nothing to Crow About. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
Nothing to Crow About. Binks stared at a dilapidated chanti cleer with a greatly puzzled expres sion. 'It fair beats me,' he said. 'What does?' his friend asked, curi ously. 'Thatj there rooster. He's a bloom in' mystery blOAv me if 'e ain't,' he . intimated. ? 'How's that?' 'Well, the beggar's always croAving! You Avouldn't think it, perhaps, but that blighter there gets up. at three every morning lookin' for worms what ain't there. Then 'e cro\A's as if he'd got a cropful. A bit later in the day the farm:girl comes out to feed 'im. along Avith the rest, but a whoppin', big black game-cock drives 'im aAvay hreakfastless eA'ery time. Then, though it seems 'ard 1 to believe, the beggar crows some more! After breakfast 'e goes off to mash some of the stuck-up hens, but then another rooster comes along and chews what's left of his moth-eaten comb, and generally makes a gory mess of 'im. Then 'e crows again.' 'Well, what about it?' 'What about it? I'm hanged if I can see Avhat the josse...
ABOUT SPRING. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
About Spring, I By Nellie M'Quillen, Grade III. In spring all the wild cowers come out and the garden ones too. Some, of the flowers that come out : — One of them is the Harbinger of Spring, and othei's are the Chocolate flower and the Cow-elip. Some of the garden flowers come out too'; the' fresia comes out, the violet and the jonquil, Some people do not like the smell of the jonquil, but the violet has a very nice smell. The blue violets are nicer than the white ones. There are different kinds of jonquils, some of them are yellow and others are white. Some people call the white jonquils snowflakes. When 'it is ' springtime all the birds come back. They come back because they like the warm weather. You see all the robin red-bieasts, when it is spring, so that tells you that' it is spring. In spring there are very nice days and it is warm
Sport in General. ANGLING. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
Sport in General. ANGLING. An angler landed a 4^ 5oz bream from the Tambo last week. The fishing has been very good in that river for some time past. A well known Sale enthusiast in the person of S. F. Treloar goes ' the whole hog.' He uses a six guinea rod, obtains his books from London at a cost of 2d each, and pays a fisher- j man £2 a week, together witb the fish caught, to row him from one fishing ground to another. The Game and Fisheries Depart ment has requested the Bairnsdale Piscatorial Society to procure earn - pies of Gippsland perch, which are wanted for experimental purposes in breeding and batching,
MODERN ACADIANS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
MODERN ACADIANS. In the centre of the Gulf of St. Law rence the small group of Magdalen Islands are populated by 3000 or 4000 lineal descendants of the Acadians un der Champian and De Monts, who Avere driven out of New France, Nova Scotia, by the English. Since the first . settlement in 1763 generations of the ' same families have raised scanty crops i' the valleys and fed sheep and cat tle on the high conical hills Avhich constitute a prominent feature ot an insular landscape. Year after year men haA'e gone out on the Avaters of the gulf in search of the cod, mackerel and lobsters on Avliich a livelihood depends. They are simple, primitive people, laboring all the Avhile under circumstances that are most discouraging. The archipelago contains twelve or thirteen distinct islands, including several grim rocks which are not in habited and never will be.
BIRD DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
Bird Day. By Mabel Dennis, Grade IV. We had a bird day to teach us to | be kind to birds and not to take] their eggs. We went to the ' Knob' to find out some birds. We went for an hour and half. We saw Starlings, Swallows, Sparrows, Tom tits, Minahs Willie-wagtails, Parrots, Ulackbirds, Hawks, Yv ood-swaliows, Sandpipers, Leather-heads,- Rosellas, Blue Wrens, Woodcreepers, Thrushes, Eobins. and Magpies, also a Magpie's nest, and some rabbit burrows, a Willie-wagtail's nest, and a possum's nest. We got some wild flowers and some maiden-hair fern. We saw a Sparrow's nest with three eggs in it. We also saw a fantail, some Fiery-tails, Tellow-tinted Sciub Tits, Sand-martins, and a Swallow's nest.
BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR AN DEATH OF NELSON. (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
Ba ttle op Trafalgar axd Death I op Nelson. (Continued.) I Blackwood came upon board the Victory about six Soon after he came upon deck and asked Nelson if he did not think there was a signal wanting. Scarcely were thev words spoken before that signal was made, and will be remembered as long as the English language, or even the memory of England, shall endure. Nelson s last signal : Ec^land expects every man to do his duty.'7 It was received throughout the whole fleet with a shout of answering ac clamation. 'Now,' said Lord Nelson ' I can do no more.' He wore that day. as nana], his I admiral's frock coat, and bearing on his left breast four stars of the different orders of which he was invested. It was -the ornaments which rendered him so conspicuous a mark tor his enemy. It was known by all that were rifiemen on board the French ships, and it could not be doubted that his life would be particularly aimed at. The surgeon, Mr Beatty, communi cated his fear tcj^'th^e chaplain and 'pu...
Commercial. MELBOURNE MARKETS FAT SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
Commercial. ? * ? MELBOURNE MARKETS FAT SlTEEr. . 30, 000. yarded. The graziers com peted freely for secondary woolly crossbreds, while several yards of store sheep realized satisfactory' figures Quotations : —Shorn sheep — Prime crossbred wethers from 16/ to 17/, extra from 17/5 to IS/9, a few higher, good from 14/6 to 15/6, se cond and lighter from \ 11/9 to 13/ ; prime crossbred ewes from 13/6 to 14/9, extra from 15/6 to 17/3, good from 14/6 to 15/6, second, and lighter from 1 i /9 to 13/ i- prime crossbred ewes from 13/5 to 14/9, extra from 15/6 to 17/3. good ;rotn 11/6 to 13/ second and lighter from 9/ to 11/: prime merino wethers, from 13/9 to 15/, good from 11/3 to 13/, second and lighter from 13/ to 10/9, with merino ewes from 7/ to. 12/9, a few to 14/. Sheep in the Wool— Wethers from 13/ to 25/ ; ewes from 10/ to 23/. ; - ? ; . ? ^ . , M'Lean, Macalister and Co. sold. — Wethers 96 crossbred and comebacks, Frietagand Co , Edwardsvillee, Strat ford, at 24/, averaging 21/9. FA...
OUR BIRD DAY WALK. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
Our Biro Day Walk. v By O.M.S,. Grade VIII. For the last three or four years a special day has-been- set apart in schools for the purpose of studying birds and their ways. This day is known as ' Bird Day,' and generally falls near the vend of October, how ever, this year it was held on October .11. . Bird day is always looked forward to with much interest and exspecta tion by the children, and on this occasion their spirits are accordingly high. This year two classes went down to the Knob, and two past Mr Sleavin's Hill, lb would be difficult to say who enjoyed themselves the most, as I think we all made it a holiday trip. - Our time was limited to some thing like an hour. On leaving the school we were told to keep in order while near the town, and then when we got further we could go in groups. You can imagine it took us no time to get away from the town, and then we were free. We were told to meet at ia certain spot, and on arriving there we found we had another half hour. So we s...
Hospital Egg Day. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
Hospital Egg Day. Monday last was ' Egg Day'' /for the Gippsland Hospital, and the re sponse to our appeal was most satisfactory. We received and for warded to the hospital 52 dozen eggs and 7lbs butter, made up as follows : — Mrs Scholtz, 6 doz eggs and 51 bs butter ; Mrs Hamlyn, 5 doz. ; Mrs Latham, Mrs L. M. Bryoe and Mrs C^ Stewart, 4 doz. : Mesdames Reeves, A. Blake, J. Martin, J. Mil denhall, Ferguson. Fleming, J- Raz lett,' E, Davis, G. Swan and T. H. Hopkins, 2 doz, ; Mrs J. T. Mitchell, 2lbs- butter, and 2 doz eggs j Mes dames C, Brown, Maxwell, J. D M'Ewan, J. R. King, J. H. Martin, junr., Williams and Brady, 1 doz. each. We will again receive donations of eggs, butter, etc., on Monday, Oct 28, and trust the response will be as generous as that of last Monday. The Gippsland Hospital -is an insti tution that each and every person in the district should support, and those who do not make any monetary con-, tributions can at least donate some thing in the way of produce. Don'...
A Generous Soul. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
A Generous Soul. 'Noav, Jim,' said the old lady to her son, Avho Avas about to leave the coun- ' tryside to try his luck in Melbourne, 'theer's plenty of money in that big city, for the streets are said to be even paved with gold.' Jim, like the Scotchman, 'had 'is ' cloots,' but these were quickly re moved, for he had barely got out of Spencer-st. station Avhen, to his sur !-,« r-1 uli- nn +VlO Liiiocr, uc eopicu, oijij icjiuc vjii mv* kerb, a bright, glittering sovereign. Eagerly he picked it up, and walked a little further on, Avhen he came across a blind man Avho was begging. At once his sympathetic heart went out to the unfortunate man, and as he put the sovereign into his hand, he said: 'Take this, my friend. I can see 'em; tha can't!' A Avell-known bishop was once told by a country parson: 'My lord, I have not had a holiday for five years.' 'Then,' replied the Bishop, 'I am very sorry for your congregation!' Women sometimes deceive the lover never the friend. — Louis Sebastio...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
l ' . . ...V - ? . DOMO ^ '' a t- ' \ *v'- , ? . ? CREAM Separators. S£€@1P S&EtES. ' During the past ten months we hav^ sold 36 of these machines, in all sizes/ in Stratford and District, A RECORD which we claim has I Never been Beateni by any other make of Separator In This District. Sales Speak for A :: ? ^ iWe Wm liwmw audi Mvee t , m Free Twiml * ' *'- ?' ? * WE GUARANTEE EVERY MACHINE We Carry a Full Stock of Dairy Re quisites, including Oil, Brushes, Buckets, Strainers, Cans, Vats, Etc., Etc. ; ' ? ? n -Boucher's Stores, Stratford. , '' ? . -' -T ' V *_-« \ ,
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
-S3PR1*!! HUUDS. i' --S5P jt-fiT6'-'(SOdSfS^ M. M ILROY Announces- the arrival of New Season's Goods. All departments fully stocked. Selection is the best in the town, and Talues are unsurpassed. S&S88S8.. ? 'We have ' ' a -larse ' splect-i4n of Shantungs, Linens, Plain self-colored Crepes. Strined Crepes. 'Voiles. in a large range of colors. ' Eaenvale,' the famous ' , . 'PHbraud, and Merv'ale Prints. .'in 'both indigoes and light grounds, ?i ^German' print, apron cloth and maid cloth in a great variety of patterns. . In made- up goods we have some very special lines offering in Costumes, Skirts, Blouses. .'Underskirts and Underclothing. We can give you excep tional value in tht'se lines, and a great. range to choose from. Also some of .? i ilie latest Neckwear and Belts. Ask to see these. ? ''We liave just opened some splendid values in C-ilicees and I erg Clril s. Iso ?: a big lot of sheethiits, ITorfars, Damasks, Galateas, Shirtincrs, Tickings, Quilts; Curtains. Crettoue...
THE STORY OF GREGORY. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
The Story- .of Gregory. . _ By Jalia Fleming, Grade III- ' Tn Rome, they used' to have slave markets, and there was a man there who was. very cjeve.r, his name was. Gregory. One day he saw some slaves getting sold and he saw that they were good children. He. thought that he ? would go to England and make them Christians but the Ro mans would not let him. Afterwards I he sent another man called Agustine. I As Agustine; was going through i France he took some . Englishmen [ with him and he sent a message to the king that- they, were coming. ? i ? One day the king came down - to the. island and they preached and the king was made a Christian, and he ordered that they were to go and make the English Christians, They thought that it would help to do away with slavery.
Children's Corner. LIFE HISTORY OF THE FROG. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
Children's Corner. ? ? ♦ ? — v£ Life History of The Fhog. By Lucy Bertram, Grade III, The frog is found in pools of water. The frogs eggs are black. The frog makes some staff like jelly and then lays her eggs in, it. After a few days the little tadpoje comes out. It gets little r-pnnd head and' a little flat .;-.aii;-theiuit'Wxi£§;l&a~:o^ Tlie little, frog is very Blippery, it is slipperly to keep itself ccol. The frog lays her eggs near the edge of the .vs-ater. The jelly keeps the eggs np on top of the water,
WATERING PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
WATERING PLANTS. 1 ? - | Nothing, perhaps, has so much to do Avith the bad health of pot .plants as has Avrong watering. During the sum mer one generally feels that, in deal ing Avith pot plants, there is little, if any, fear of over-Avatering them; in deed, on account of the fear of under Avater many people make a point of giving more water than they knoAV to be actually needed. This is, hoAvever, a rather danger ous proceeding, for Avhile it is perfect ly right to' say that plants require more moisture durinsr the sumnifir-tha.il at any otheivperi.od of the j'ear, it does not mean that; the1 soil 'in'- which they groAV should be kept in a sodden con dition; indeed, where* one lias the ne cessary time to devote to it, the Avater ing of ; pot plants should be doiie two or three times, a day. When this plan is carried out. only, those plants AA'hich are actually dry at the time they are being looked over; need have AA'ater applied to them. Those Avliich have their soil moist enough t...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
Good rain fell at the beginning of the week at Stratford. 30 points were re corded for Sunday night and 18 for Monday. The second fall was rather patchy, being heavier at Nuntin arid other parts' than in thetown. The lowest tem perature during the week was 32 deg. on Tuesday night, w hile the highest (in the shade) was 74degs en Sunday, yester day, the barometer read 29.9 ioches, a fall of .2 from the previous day's reading. Although the risk of immediate detection is not so 'great, it is just as wicked to gather stray feathers — with poultry attached — as it is to leap a man's bind fence and assail his hen roost. This is a word in season to the ' absent-minded begsrar ' who is responsible for the '? going away ' recently of several valuable fowls be longing to a well known resident liv ing in the vicinity of the local rail way station. It is just possible that the homeward course of the feathered wanderers has been rudely altered by violent collision witb a passing loco motive, but...
ADVICE AND HOW TO USE IT. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 18 October 1912
ADVICE AND HOW TO USE IT. 'Don't eat that stuff,' the doctor said, I 'Or you will soon be Avitli- the dead.' | But Avhen the doctor has his say | The patient ate it any way— And lie's liA'ing yet. 'Don't buy that run-down: business, friend, Or your career will shortly end.' Thus spoke the man Avho'd had his say; - The geezer Avent his headstrong way— ?And now lie's rich. 'You can't raise hay on siicli poor ; land; . 1 You'll starve before you get a stand,' Observed the neighbor on- the right; ] The farmer planted- day and night — He's a -hay king now. j 'There's not one chance -in ninety-' nine j For you to strike a copper mine,' | Said the bent old man to the fresh young guy : -j But the tenderfoot said he'd have a ? try— | Now he owns the State. j 'They can't put you in gaol for that,' Exclaimed the lawyer, sleek and fat; 'jLiie.man in prison groaned a groan, And the lawyer man left him alone— But he stayed in gaol. I ? =========== - j