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HE CAPTURED A GENERAL The Pluck of Jean Rousseau. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 April 1915
HE CAPTURED A GENERAL The Pluck of Jean Rousseau. There is no prouder soldier In Bel glum to-day than Jean Jacques Rous seau, who, at the moment of writing. Is being tended in a hospital at Ost ond. Jean is only twenty years of age, but on liis left breast lie wears the Military Cross and two ribbons, one of the latter representing the Bel gian Legion of Honor, Kins Albert having promised to present him with th" medal on the first occasion pos sible. The deed which won the young Bel gian soldier this proud distinction was no less than the canture, single-hand od. of General Von Rulow. son of the. famous German ex-Chancellor. and the story of tho episode will 110 doubt, inspire many a youthful Belgian in years to conio Rousseau was with a company of 150 men at 7,elk on Aug ust 12. when they were attacked by overwhelming numbers of Germans, anil "It was while T was in ambush." he says, "that I saw about flOO yards distant nn ofilcor studying n map. "Crawling quietlv towards him, I man...
THE HOUSEHOLD. SELECTED RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 April 1915
THE HOUSEHOLD. SELECTED RECIPES. Russian Mince.—Cut o pound of cold moat Into small pieces, also any colli vegetables, ham. bacon, or a suet pud ding, if you have ono at hand. Fry ■ill in a little dripping. Season with pepper, salt, finely-chopped onion, pars ley, and a tablespoonful of vinegar. Stir all together over tho lire and servo on hot toast. Apple Charlotte. — Take two pound: of apples, pare, core, and slice them into a pan. anil add ono pound of sugar, the juice of three lemons, and tho gnitod rind of ono. Let those boll until tlu-y become a thick mass, which will require about two hours: pour It Into a mould, and when cold turn out on to a dish. Serve wltli either cus tard or cream. Steamed Fig Pudding — ('no cup ful of choppcd figs, hall a cupful of chopped suet, three eggs, two and a quarter cupfuln of soft breadcrumbs, a third of a cupful o. milk, one cup ful of brown sugar, and one teaspoon fill of salt. Cover breadcrumbs with mills. Chop figs and suet togetuer, add o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 April 1915
The Friend of Health U5E. A.SOAP THAT PREVENTS INFECTION AND CLEANSES AT ONE OPERATION. LINENS. BLANKETS. BEDDING, FLOORS. SINKS. ETC. ETC— ALL BECOME SPOTLESSLY CLEAN AND PURE BY USING Lifebuoy Soap THE WONDERFUL LIFE-SAVER Quite So. "Don't you tlrink that there Is more Individuality in woman's dress now than formerly?" "Sure. There is less dross and more individual." GREAT BARGAINS OSTRICH "FEATHERS THE FINEST QUALITY of SOUTH AFRICAN OSTRICH FEATHER-PLUMES, LAN CERS, BOAS, NECKLETS, TIPS, Etc., AT ABOUT ONE-THIRD of the USUAL PRICES. SOMK OF OU11 I'KICrcS: Best Quality Dressed Feathers. 15 to 17 Inches loni?, 5 to 7 inches wide, from A/&lt;\ to 6/ ISIh by Sin. .. 7/ii 21in. by K'ti. .. 12K lain", by 7111. .. 7/ii I 22in. by 7in. .. 12/G l>y !)ln. .. 10''". LHin. bv loin... ir>/ iitln. by gin. .. 10/ti I l'2iii. !)}• tfiu. .. 15/ 21 In. by Tin. .. 10/fi I 2:iln. by Sin. .. li>' 2'iin. by 'Jin. .. 12/t, min. by 7in. .. 15/ LAN'CER PLUMES. I 21 inches long 20/- ' 23...
THE RUSSIAN RECRUIT. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 April 1915
THE RUSSIAN RECRUIT. Tho following story Is vonchcd for by the author of ft book, recently pub lished, tliiit describes tho formation and Inner workings of tho Russian nrmy. An ofllcer questioning a recent ro cruit asked him: "Supposo you wore on sentry duty In this town nnd an uprising occurred, what would you do?" "Shoot!" said tho recruit. "Very good. Hut suppose your own father and mother worn lu the crowd?" "Shoot them nil down." "Spiandid! Hut now suppose von were encamped in the Held nnd you found a strav cow and calf, what would yon do?" "Shoot them both down." "Nonsense! You should lead (hem by the horns to the fieneralsUa"— wife of the coinmaniliiin General. There was a moment's pause: and then tho ofllcer questioned further: "Suppose you were to meet your commanding General, what would you do?" "Shoot him down," said the. recruit "Hotter think again," the olllcer cautioned. The recruit thought a moment, and then replied, proudly: "I should lead hint to tho General ska!"
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 April 1915
DOES IT EVER STFIKE YOU that you are not getting all the use that you should out of that cart of yours? Did you ever think how much jou would have saved II It had been guaranteed T COFFEYS' 187 QUEEN STREET, MELBOURNE 640 CHURCH STREET, RICHMOND Catalogue on Application. ARE GUARANTEED Astounding REDUCTION in PRICE £18° £195 (Canadian^ (Canadian) FORD Customers get the benefit of the Enormously Increasing Produc tion and Sales. This Is the Ford Policy. SINGLE SEAT (Runabout), now £180. FIVE PASSENGER (Touring), now £195. Sole Agents: TARRANTS Melbourne. Sub-Agents wanted where not already represented. MARK MORRIS, METROPOLITAN MEAT MARKET, NORTH MELBOURNE WHOLESALE MEAT SALESMAN, COMMISSION AND EXPORT AGENT Receives Carcases of PORK, VEAL and BEEF tor sale. Carriers Meet All Country Trains. Consignments can be forwarded any day in the week. SALES DAILY. COLD STORAGE PLANT ON PREMISES. Account Sales Forwarded Every Tuesday. m STATE ACCIDENT INSURANCE OFFICE WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT,...
NOTES ABOUT EGYPT. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 April 1915
NOTES ABOUT EGYPT. The claiming of Egypt as n British Protectorate means that 3G3,1S1 srj. mill's arc added to tho British Em liiro, ami u population of upwards of 11.000,000 comes directly under our ;Uig. Tho cultivatoil nnil sottlod area of Egypt, however, only coverB just over 12,000 square miles. Moslems number over 10,000,000, or just over '.Hi per cent, of the popula tion; Christians, ft per cent, ltut a small percentage of the natives can read or write—only eiglity-tivo in every thousand males, and threo In every thousand females. The term "protectorate" means that while Egypt will have a native ruler and a native Government, we shall make ourselves responsible for the protection of tier Interests. I'.y the change, Turkey loses not only her nominal nu/.eralnty, or para mount authority, over Egypt, but also •i tribute of £700,000 which was paid to her annually. Egypt was nominally a eelf-govern iiif* province of tho Turkish Umpire The flag wan Turkish, anil the words of comman...
"Alexander the Great." [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 April 1915
"Alexander the Grent." Tla> exploit of fourteen-year-old Alexander Chervlatkln, according to a Moscow correspondent, 1h without [ parallel, either In thin or any other war. At Warsaw the boy was enroll ed in a troop of scouts, and received orders to carry out a reconnaissancc. Slipping out under cover of darkness. iMierviatldn made his way towards the German lines, but was captured. Owing to his youth, no strict guard seems to have boen kept over him, uid utuler cover of night lie succeeded in creeping away through the Ger man lines. Hut, not content merely with escaping, lie had the audacity to steal a German litis from a Bleeping standard-bearer, and with his pre cious trophy he fell into the line of this searchlight. The Germans at once opened lire and wounded Cher vlatkin in tlie side, but the boy man aged to stagger Into the Russian trenches, and was duly awarded the St. George's Cross.
FROM THE FIRING LINE. "Good-bye, You Follows!" [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 April 1915
FROM THE FIRING LINE. "Good-bye, You FcMowbI" It Is with a brave, cheery word and a calm, clear courage that our re serve gunners take the places of their comrades who havo been shot down at the guns, knowing full well that they In turn can scarcely hope to stir vlve. llero la u typical Instance: Thirty gunners of a Brit hill Held bat tery had just been killed and wound ed. Thirty others, knowing that they were going to their death, took their places. "Good-bye, you fellown," they said to their comrades in the reserve Hue, as they walked to the guns. Two minutes afterwards every man had been put out of action, and another thirty went to the front with the samo farewell, smoking cigarettes as thoy wont to almost certain death. Kventually the persistence and accur acy of the llrltiHh lire had their effect ;>n the German artillery, and British infantry was able to advance and take the opposing position at the point of the bayonet.
A Punch Saved His Life. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 April 1915
A Punch Saved His Life. Leading Seaman Daniel Allison, whose address, for obvious rontons, is merely "IIIs Majesty's Navy," f.ivos (lie following acrount of how ,i yonii&lt;; hero was fipvoroly injured ill a suc cessful endeavor to save tlio life of a friend: "I want to oxpress mv thanks," ho writes, "to mv Scotch pal I am a leading seaman on hoard 0110 oT H..M. cruisers. This lad was onlv u now hand from li Oopo!. They call ed him Scottie. His name was, 1 think. I). llrown. Wo worn at the honihardniont of , tlio German naval base. Suddenly our ollieer came over anil said, 'liovs, wo arc lost!' Wo know what that mount, and you ran picture how I felt. I r.ol a punch on the head from Scottie which made mo fall. I not annry, anil was about to strike him. hnt the poor lad was lying thorn bleeding terribly 1 bewail to realise what had happened and I turned him round, lmt only hoard him tiny, 'Panny.' Tlun the netty-ollieer came over anil told me ho had saved my life, hut had i;nt...
Brought Back His Pal. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 April 1915
Brought Back His Pal. A remarkable install *e of British pluclc and nonchalance is narrated by an olllcer In tlin It.A.M.CI. "One of the wounded," lie says, "told inn lie noticed some new digging going on on the aide of the enemy in front of hiti tiring prist. Although this itus in broad daylight, our man thought he would go and see what the Cermans were np to, so he jumped over tile aide of hla trench and ran forward thirty yards to a ditch, and crawled a Ion rr It Home hundred yards or ko. Not satisfied wltti tills point of view, he spi inted to a line of willows wear er still to the enemy'—within "50 yards of them. Indeed—am! proceeded 'o climb np one of them. While do ing this he pot. shot through the shoulder. Meanwhile, n great pal of his "In the regiment, hearing that lie hail gone out, .lumped over the trench and set off to look fo, him. coming up with him Just as lie got hit. The sec &lt;md man upbraided the tlrst round ly for being a fool, and then carried his ride...
According to Rule. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 April 1915
According to Rule. Soma time ngo mi insiiraneo-ngenl called on nn old lady for licr weekly nreinluni. The policy-holder informed tho agent that she wan moving to York, and asked him "to (oil tlia van to call." Not grasping tho moaning of tho re fcrenco to tho van. tho agout ciuoh Honed tho old lady, and gathered thai sho wan tod a removal-van. "How much do you wish to pay?" snld tho agent. "Pay! Why. nothing at all; your company does that." Being rathor surprised, tho nijont asked what she meant, when she nolnted to her premium-book and road tho following rulo: "Mombors removing from ono dis trict to another can be transferred froo of charge." Why aro tall ptsoplo tho laziest?—Bo cause they aro always tho longest In bed.
THE CITY OF THE TSAR. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 April 1915
THE CITY OF THE TSAR. Tin* building nut! maintenance of l'etrograd mai'lv a continuous struggle with lintiiro. Tlio soil 1m 11 marsh so (loop and spongy that a solid founda tion In many places can only ho ob tained by a subterranean scaffolding of piles. The weather is severe — bitter frosts In winter and scorching, heat In summer. For six months each year the Neva is frozen solid. An old legend has it that after i'eler the ciroat chose the site of I'etrograd he noticed u heavy ring above the trunk of a tree. He turned to one of the Finnish tlshernien who stood near, and asked liini to explain I he mean ing of It. "That," replied the fisherman, "is Ihe spot to which the Hoods of the Neva reached last spring." "You're mad!" said l'eter. "You're mad I It can't, be. It is impossible!" It was not long however before he was convinced of the truth of the llsherniau's statement. One year after the work on the city luid begun the western winds drove the water from the (iulf of Finland down ...
GIPPSLAND CO-OPERATIVE SELLING CO. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 22 April 1915
GIPPSLAND CO-OPERATIVE SELLING GO. Butter—Any first grndo butter sold at Is 5d during the week. accondB 1b 4d to Is 4%d, medium quality from la 3d. Choose— Mediums nro worth 9%d, loaf 9/^d to 10d, semi-matured and matured nro soiling at 9d to 9]^d. Eggs—Ordinary linos 1b 8d, privates Is 9d to Is lOd, spocinls 2s, prosorved 1b 4d to Is 5d. Bacon.—Light sides selling at lid, anything over 50!bs 10%d, jackets lOj^d, middles In, sido hams 11/^d, bagged Is. Whoat— This is nominally 8b. Outs— Best feed being scarco at 5s 4d to 5s 5(1, milling and seed higher. Maizo Primo is clearing slowly at 6s 3d to 6s 4d. Chaff—Prime samples selling at £11 to £11 5s.; Onions—Thoso are steady at £5 15s to £6. Potatoes—Primo BamploB selling at £5 5s. Tho Stato School Patriotic Loaguo has docidod that, till furthor not'co, all tho monoy raiaod by tho children shall go to the unfortunate Bolgians. Nil luinbik ran tho first "Belgian" bazaar; tho girls workod in secret till tho previous day. fallangat.ta, a ...
MARKETS. MELBOURNE PIG MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 22 April 1915
MARKETS. MELBOURNE FIG MARKET. Adumson, Strettlo and Co report: Stores—Sold at last week's prices. Porkers—Prime heavy. 38s to 42s, extra to 48s, primo medium 31b to 3Gs, primo light 26s to 299. Bacon pigs—Prime heavy 85s to 95s, a few exceptionally choice making up ♦"> £5 5s, primo modium 70s to 80b, >rime light 60s to 68s, second quality and half fat from 45s. Backfatters—Extra hoavy sows £6 10s to £9, primo weighty £415a to £5 5s, socond quality from 65s, rough and stagg^ sorts from 50s.
SPORT AND PASTIME. THE TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 22 April 1915
SPORT AND PASTIME. THE TURF. Wireless was backed down to ovon money for tho Height Class Plato at Richmond on Saturday, but alio was boaton easily by throo longths by good pony Scratoho, who carried tho hoavy impost of 11.2. Tho T.utorsaU'H Cup was run at Randwick on Saturday, and resulted in a victory for Tur in huh, who star tod at 10 to 1. Narivo was second, and tho last Melhonrno Cup winnor, Kings burgh (who is fast recovering his form), was third. Tho two-mile Australasian re cord was broken at tho Welling ton (N.Z.) races on Saturday, when Warstep won tho Trontlmm Gold Cup, running tho distance in 3 m in 24soe. A grandson of tho lato W. E. Gladstone (iho G.O.M-) has boon killed in action. Not ono caso of ontoric has yet occurred amongst tho Austialian troops in Egypt. An educational conforenco on trade unionism in Sydnoy is to ho hold in Juno noxt. As a result of tho war and drought, Echuca undortakors have increased thoir chargos. In tho Sonato on Friday, Sona tor Bakhap spok...
District News. MEENIYAN [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 22 April 1915
District News. MEENIYAN A very largely attondod moot ing of the Meeniyan Football Club, wub held on Saturday even ing, Mr W. J. Farroll being in the chair. Tho mooting was tlio most enthusiastic that had boen hold hero for a considerable time. The chairman, in his oponing remarks, mentioned tho fact that some of the prominont players and sup porters wero now taking part in tho most gruosome game on tho faco of God's oarth—tho awful war that the Empire was engaged in. Ho folt sliro that they would acquit themselves there as on tho football field, with honor to tho district, to themselves, und to Australia, and lie hopod thnt they would 1)0 sparod to return satoly to Australia. In expressing that wish ho folt sure that ho was ex pressing tho feelings of tho whole gathering. The last soason had left them with a deficit of 30s, and owing to losing several good players through romoval they wero low down on tho premiership list. He hopod that with now blood tlioy would bo able to put a st...
Beginning at Beekeeping. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 22 April 1915
Beginning at Bee keeping. (BYW. E. MAfTHEWS, KOHUM burra). An offer to supply information I on the subject of " Beokoi was mudo to readers of tho STAR in these columns somo time since. This was so highly appreciated and followed by lettorB of inquiry that afforded ample proof of tho circulation of tho STAR and its valiio as" an advertising medium, that the following additional notes are now published in an swor to questions askod by tno novice wishing to mako a begin ning at beekeeping' Beginning.—As soon as spring approaches and fruit trees begin to blossom the boos start to got busy, and tho beginner should Kot busy also, in order to obtain the full crop of tho season « honey. Buy your boos early, and have thorn on tho spot. You will then not only get tho honoy crop, but a bettor crop of fruit both m quantity and quality owing to tho activity of tho boos as distributors of fertilising pollen. A good be ginning is the secret of success, and moro than " half tho battle. But the 0110...
To Our Critic. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 22 April 1915
To Our Critic. Tho " Egyptian Mail " (Cairo) publishes the following votkos from-a mouther of tho Australian Expeditionary Force, with tho remark that no editorial comment in needed :— Ainl \on K«!t 110 ' lanky Hiivvy? Have yon (jot, no hotter lino. Thu ' to f 1 i11vz hack homo yor inky PrmliH'.tH of yor pen's ahiiHO? Ho von think wo'vo nil j>ono dippy. Since we huuleil ovor hero? I- n soldier leas a soldier, 'CmiHo In) Hiickn a pint of boor ? Have you not, no loving mother Waiting for yor ovor 'onio ? Do yon own no Hir.ilim; sinter Over thoro across thofoiiinY Do yor think they liko yor bettor l''or yor tales of drink and shamo? Do yor think they'll praiso yeruction In defainin' onr fair naino? dno swallow makes no summer, Throo Hl'ickurH not a force; Where a few makes it a welter. Von ('ondoinn tho lot, of course. Do vor think ye'r (iinvil Almighty, '1!oh yor wears a captain's stars? Think us lilokim in oirt lionoath yor, Moil of low degrees, nnd burs? Say, yor cannot bo Austra...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 22 April 1915
STRAYED. CTli.vvkd in(o my pi'ddoi'k one Day Mara, 4 years ulil, about 11 hundf, utout built, no visiblo brand ; nlno ono Hay (ieldiiiK, - yuarn old, !>i;; near on off hind no visiblis brand. Ownor can have munu liy paying expanses. Apply 7J KOHANKIS' HAM,, foster" SATURDAY, april 21th. Euchre Party and Dance. (in aid of tin men cnuss fund. To .start at p.m. abarp. (Icnt'ti I.k (id., LadiiiH Ik. Tlio Ladio» of thr Ki-d (Jrosn Kooietv will provido llefr'(i.HliineiitH. .1 AM liS c1iaulton, Stony Crruk.
LEONGATHA AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 22 April 1915
LEONGATHA AGRICUL TURAL SOCIETY. Tho monthly mooting of tho committee of thosocioty was hold on Saturday afternoon last, tho president, Mr E. D. Forrost, pre siding. Corrospondonco was rocoived from Sinclair Adkins, re declara tion regarding maidon huntor at last show, and asking for names of tho pirtios complaining, as ho considered it was only done for spile. It was decided to forward the annual subscription to tho Cham ber of Agriculture. Ee Onion Growers' conferonco, it was doc'ded to leave tho matter in tho hands of onion-growers. Letters wore recoivod in connoc t'on with tho conferonco of agri cultural societies to bo held at Leongatha on Wodnesday, April °8ih. It was decided to opon the meeting at 1'2 noon, and that tho exponsos incurred bo paid by the soc'ety. The business paper will inc'tide ihe following, tho Leongatha society not agreeing with No. 1 proposal from Dalyston Society, whilst voting upon other subjects was loft to the discretion of the local delegates (Messrs ...