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The Fetching "Figure." [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
The Fetching "Figure." Blinkers was not a beauty. His calves were too flabby for cavalier costume, liis arms were too thin for the garb of ancient Vikings, and his face too reminiscent of a disappointed lemon to admit of any heroic head gear. Everybody wondered, therefore, what ho would appear as at tha Fun noybodys' fancy dress hall. The night arrived. Hamlet leaned sadly against a wall, while William the Conqueror threw bitter glances at a crowd at the other end of the room. "What ho, Bill!" cried Oliver Cromwell, arriving late. "Feeling seedy, old man?" "We all are," growled Bill the First. "Blinkers has done UB in the eye, after all." "Blinkers! How?" "He's come as a Bargain, marked down to one-and-eleven," croaked the Conqueror, "and every blessed girl In the place is lighting to get near him."
Church Services. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
Church Services. Presbyterian-Karramomua 2.30, Violet Town 7.30. Mr Norris. Methodist-"Wurrenbnyne Wear. 3, Badda ginnie 7.30, Rev. KdwanU: Baddnginnie 11, Earlston 3, Violet Town 7.30 Mr Peacock; Violet Town 11, Mr Johnson; Boho 3,Supply Upotipotpon 3, Mr F. Wall. Church of England- Violet Town 11. (H.O), Euroa 3, Violet Town.Confirmation.7 The Right Reverend The Lord Biahopof Wnngaratta; Stony Creek 3; Wednesday, Confirmation closa; Boho, Thursday, Confir mation class 3, Rev. D. A. McEnchera;Boho 11, Mr Bramm&l.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
CBS? M W ONEY ONEY ATTS, TURNBULL AND CO. Stock and Station Agents, hove £50,000 to Invest from £500 upwards at Lowest Possible Rates, on BROAD ACRES. Strictist Secrecy. Small Charges. Prompt Settlements. Watm, Xuknuum. & Co.; Watts, Turnbull & Co STOCK and STATION A^isnts, IsqSi Financial, Estate, nsuran and General Commission Agents. | Head OHira-KBNALLA. Brandies: Vicil.it Town, Eurou, Mansfitlil V'angariUtn, Rutherglen, Dovinish, Thoon MARKETS pena]la Fortnightly, alternate Tuesday Euroa -Fortnightly, second and fourth Thursdays, Mansfieil-Monthly, fourth Friday. Violet Town-Monthly, third Friday. . H. UAGKSAUER, Managing'Partner. 0, TORNUOLL, Auctioneer and Sworn Valuer. F. WALLACE, Local Manager. XO-43S NEGOTUIED, JIOJCM' TO LKND, in large or iDirifi, at lowest rate of Jnterest and charge Valuations made, AGENTS FOR ftjtiooa] Mutual Life Association, Commer cial Union Fire Insurance Co., London aod Lancashire Fire Insurance Co,, Cooper's Sheep Dip A.M.L. and F....
GREAT PATRIOTIC MEETING. AN OVERFLOWING HALL. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
GREAT PATRIOTIC MEETING. AN OVERFLOWING HALL. It. ia many a day since such a gather ing was seen aft the Mechanics' Institute, Violet Town, as was witnessed oil Mouday evening, last week, when all standing room was at a premium. The Shire President, Cr. Buckland, occupied the choir, and was supported by a rep resentative body of councillors, towns people and visitors. He read apologieB from Messrs Carlisle, M.L.A., and Ilpns. Baillimi and Willis Little, M.L.C's. In .puiiing tbe meeting the chairman said that all recruits who joined at the present moment were doing their country's work (applause). Mr J. D. Mitchell, M.L.A., said u message had been received from those in authority that the need for more men is urgent. The struggle now taking place iB a struggle for our very life as a nation; therefore Australia cannot stand aloof, being part and pare*! ot the TEmpire. He did not wish thttt night to judge or dictate to any man what he Bhould do in this matter. Victoria had been logging...
Violet Town Sentinel Published Every Tuesday Morning TUESDAY, JULY 20, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
Vlokl COILMI Sentinel Published Every Tuesday Morning TUESDAY, JULY 20, 1915. CENTRAL RIDING.-Mr A. McBur-' ney elsewhere notifies his candidature for the central riding. A PINE CONTRIBDHON.-Mr. and Mrs. J. Stevenson, Boho, have estab lislied a proud rrcnid. in giving five BODS to lh« empire ciiuxe. .lames and William went'witli tin! first contingent, Ralph sailed with ihn reinforcements, and now Joseph und John have volun teered. There ore very few families in the Commonwealth in whose honor such a record may he claimed. 'We hare heard of but one similar case. CONFIRMATION-The Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of "Wiiiigaratta will he preacher in St. Dunsiuu's, Violet Town, next Sunday at 11 and 7 30. At the morning service his lordship will be the celebrant at Holy Communion, assisted by the rector. At the evening service the rite of confirmation will he adminis tered, when the rector hopes to present upwards of twenty candidates, fn the aFternoon the Bishop will be motored to Euros,...
III. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
The bugle was sounding the "last post" as Captain Henderson left tlie British encampment, and, passing the outlying sentries, struck into a low, rocky defile. It was against orders for anyone to wander beyond the outposts at that hour, but a spirit of unrest seemed to possess the young oflicer, urging him onward against his better judgment. The English mail had arrived early that morning, but to his bitter disap pointment there was no communica tion of any kind for himself. True, the orderly who had ridden for the letters had been almost ready to swear that he had brought a small package for Captain Henderson; but, alas: he must have been mistaken; for Colonel Lomax was positive that nothing of the kind was in the bags when he opened them. Seeing himself upon a rocky pro tuberance, Jaclc mused a trifle bitter ly upon his lot, endeavoring to per suade himself that he was the most hardly-used and badly-neglected man in existence.. The bright light of the moon, which had already risen,...
DOGS IN WAR CANINES GIVE FAITHFUL SERVICE AT THE FRONT. They Look for Wounded and Bring Back Caps to Direct Stretcher Bearers To Them. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
DOGS IN WAR CANINES GIVE FAITHFUL SERVICE AT THE FRONT. They Look for Wounded and Bring Back Caps to Direct Stretcher Bearers To Them. Dogs are too good friends o£ men to stay neutral in this great war, : writes a contributor to the Paris "Fi I gavo." They want to be with the sol j diers. But the times are past when ! squads of eager canines, with panting I tongues and tails erect, used to romp 'in front of the marching columns. Nowadays the troops travel by rail, and the dogs have all they can do in keeping pace with the supply auto mobiles in the rear. Yet you hardly I see a picture from the iront in which there does not appear one or more of j these faithful quadruped free lances, j They are on the spot when the'com ? manding general hands out decora : tions for bravery to his valiant sol ' diers. They are found flanking the | snare drums of the band when the ' regiment passes in review. I Then there are the real professional war dogs. Wliat they do is not men tioned in the despa...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
Two months later, lrnia Leith re ceived a letter from lier lover, con taining a carefully revised account of a brush they had had with the enemy, "Do you know, darling," he wrote, "Colonel Lomax is a brick. If there is a hazardous or dangerous expedition on hand, I am given the command. When there is heavy fighting, 1 am ordered to the front. At this rate promotion is certain, and for your sake I am exceedingly glad. The colonel came over to my quarters the day before yesterday, and after a I long confab turned the subject to home and you. Somehow, before 1 I knew it almost, he hud wormed the | facl out of me that we were engaged, and that nothing but our hurried de parture from England prevented Uie ' r.ows being made public before 1 left, j 1m heartily congratulated me, and 1 rationed that lie had aspired to your I hand himself. I call it very jolly of him to take the matter like he lias done. If it had been some fellows that I know they would nave placed ob | stacles in my way in...
THROUGH NEUTRAL EYES U.S.A. JOURNALIST DESCRIBES TRIP THROUGH WAR THEATRE. LIFE IN THE TRENCHES. "VICTORIA" STREET THE ONLY BRITISH NAME LEFT IN BERLIN. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
THROUGH NEUTRAL EYES U.S.A. JOURNALIST DESCRIBES TRIP THROUGH WAR THEATRE. LIFE IN THE TRENCHES. "VICTORIA" STREET THE ONLY BRITISH NAME LEFT IN BERLIN. Mr. Lafayette Young, a newspaper proprietor and prominent journalist I in America, has just returned to ?his) own country from a visit to the war zone in France. He was formerly a United States Senator. Here is what he said:- i "I regard my t;ip to the French army in Northern France as interest- j ing. I had mucli curiosity to see the : trenches. With a proper escort I in- i spected the hospitals at Amiens and | the aeroplane grounds some ten miles ! distant; then the lines of artillery in J the valley of the Aisue, and then on j the third day put in the time in the first line of trenches. There is much difference between the first and sec ond line trenches. The first line trenches are nearest to the enemy. We marched through one trench for quite a long distance, which was only forty feet from the German trenches, yet not a man coul...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
fl fine Displap OF l)eu> Season's Goods At OARCOURT^. 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 cut 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. A- * *. OUR MILLINERY DEPARTMT MILLINERY Dresses " Mantles . ? Rain Coats ^ Ribbons, Trimmings. J. BLACKIE, CHEMIST, E0ROA. HORSE & CATTLE MEDICINES BLACKIE'S GRIPE and COLIC DRENCH.-It is a most effectual re lied? 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 remedies such as gin...
MAROONED IN A MINE. A Weird Experience. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
MAROONED IN A MINE. A Weird Experience. James Weir, a worker in the Sim mer and ,Tack Gold Mine on the Jo hannesburg Heef, was contemplating & jolly Christinas as he laid aside his tools in the dimly-lit tunnel just on midnight, Christmas Eve last All work ceased in the mine at that hour, »Sr i,*s, cust°m to give everyone the Christmas Day off. fv,^lo,!lgLth&lt;Ltun,nel Welr tramped to I ,e shaft with the normal expectation of going up that way. Unfortunately, he arrived a bit late. It was past i midnight. He thought nothing of it. but pressed the button as usual to j ring the electric bell to let the en gine-man above know that he was , there so that the skip might be sent down to him. No skip came. He rang again, and yet .again, but no skip appeared. Then it suddenly dawned upon him that the engine-men had knocked off work and gone home. They, too, were looking forward to ft Jolly Christmas. Ringing was now useless. The en , gine-house was closed, and nobody would ...
IRRITABILITY. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
IRRITABILITY Irritability, liko headache, is evidence of some disorder of the body, generally either indigestion or constipation, and tlio eausu must bo removed.' To relievo tlio indigestion and stimulate bowel a to a regular natural habit Uikoa course of Chamberlain's T;ii>loU. Th'oy liavo a marvellous effect, on tha stomach, liver on&lt;l bowels, anil relieve all disorders ol these on gans. Sold by all clicmists and storekeepers. ,
THE BRAINS OF AN ARMY. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
' THE BRAINS OF AN ARMY. Professor Berry, in bis very in-" t« resting lecture on 'The "Brains of the War,"..delivered at Wangn; ratta on Wednesday night, mado it evident that the man of keen intellectual powers is necessary jin the struggle between nations, as Shown in the case of Hannibal. Napoleon, Joffro, Grand Duke "Michael, etc. Strategy and tac tics are the brains of the war, and on every occasion they pre certain of gaining the moral ad vantage, said the Professor. He pointed out the three methods of warfare : 1, . purely defensive; 2. offensive; 3, defensive and offen sive. The last is the one employ ed generally. It was used .by Na poleon at Marengo and Dresden ; by Wellington at "Vittoria; Marl borough at Malplaquet: and by Joffre to stem the German inva sion. Two years ago Bernharcli said Germany would invade* the French territory; her objective, would be Paris, receive 600 mil-, lions sterling to bo used against England and Russia, and thence forth make Fra&ce an...
BRITISH IN GERMANY PRISONERS SHINE IN VAUDEVILLE. Berlin Paper Declares that Interned are Enjoying "A Rest Cure." [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
BRITISH IN GERMANY PRISONERS SHINE IN VAUDEVILLE. Berlin Paper Declares that Interned are Enjoying "A Rest Cure." The "Berliner Tageblatt" publishes a report of a monster concert and vaudeville performance given by the; interned Englishmen in Berlin. The1 following ivas the programme. "Rulilebeii Empire Music Hall. "Managers: B. E. Tapp r.nd A. Delbosq "Programme. "Commencement, 6 p.m. Musical Director, J. Duett. "I. March, Orchestra. 2. W. Laur encc, Contortionist. 3. Charles Brad bury, Knife Manipulation. 4. Alf. Jackson, Dancer. 5. The Six Ar mours, Acrobats. 7. Alf. Delbosq u. Ii. Casteng, Exentric Akt. 7. Harry Stafford, Comedian. 8. The Morris Brothers in their Coster Dialogue. !). Selections, Orchestra. 10. The Mumming Birds, produced by B. E. Tapp. "A Parody on the Up-to-Date Music "Hall; Persons of the Play. Billy Boozor Alf. Delbosq. | Bobby, Pickle's Son .'. .. R. Martin i Gertrud Skinny A. Jackson Influenza Quartette .. Messrs. Pront Mixedpicles, Stafford, Askg. Nelson A...
"DIGGING IN" UNDER FIRE "A HORRID DREAM OF CHAOS." Corporal Charles Tardieu Writes Vividly of His Emotions. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
"DIGGING IN" UNDER FIRE j "A HORRID DREAM OF CHAOS." Corporal Charles Tardieu Writes Vividly of His Emotions. ' Impressions of active fighting, in' eluding the digging o£ shelter trench es under fire, are given by Charles Tardier.. His narrative follows: "After we took the farm of M , the Boches left us alone for an hour, while Ave rested. Then a few trial shots came flying our way. In a few moments the fusillade began to swell aud our pickets caine Hying in. It is the counter-attack! We are ready. When they get within three hundred. yards wo open fire at will from the shelters-we have been preparing.;They do not seem: to bo very ^v/ell satis fied; nevertheless they keep advanc ing. ?? ' -They are only 200 yards away now. What .splendid targets! One can al ready see the gaps in their line. Their | officers and under officers throw them ? selves in advance to urge ..them on, but our fire swells, aud after a mo ment's hesitation they, turn, and flee. ' We return to our interruped"reve...
UNITED STATES OPINION. WILD BEAST LOOSE IN THE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
UNITED STATES OPINION. WILD BKAST LOOSE IN THE WORLD. Tbo "New York Tribune," in nn editorial article dated May 11, says. "Let no German mistake the temper of fcho American people; let no German higii or low misunderstand the new vision which has come to our citizens in the days, which they have stood beside their murdered fellcw citizens. "Whether we now join in the war, whether we now draw the aword henceforth and until the destruction of those who today dominate Germany, the American people will look upon the nations who are fighting the Ger« mans as allies. They will hope and pray for their success. Many millions will regret that American soldiers are not in those lines doing America's pnrt in the battle to defend civilisation. "Let none mistake this fact. A wild beast is loose in the world, a creature com bining the ferocity of the animal with the lust of the degenerate human. The struggle is not a struggle of nations; it is a battle between civilifation and barbarism. A German...
AUSTRALIA'S 100,000 First Mile Post Passed. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
AUS1RAllA'S Yoq|(3.O(0:.';-I, ^ First Mile Post Passed. , The firsfc splendid mile poet in the I race for men has been passed by Aus tralia. After ten months of recruit ing, training and organisation; after weeks during which the vanguard of the Commonwealth's army has fought gloriously in G-allipoli, the total figures of the men enrolled for active service now exceed 100.000. a fine example of an expeditionary force built up by voluntary service. A statement deal* iu;; with* m.mburs nf the troops wbb , made yesterday by Spnator Penrce, 'Minister of Defence "When the tro>p-&lt; n«nv embarking arrive in Kyvpt" lie tmid, "wo shaft have landed rhere i.o fewer than 80.UUU men. TIiik force, added to those now in training thfoimh ..»*. aua'ruHa, t.rings tlic total of men enlisE'd for active sui .ice to over 100,000." When it is remembered that the first Australian offer was for 20,0fl0 men. and that this seemed large io the early duysot the war, it will be seen that the Commonw...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
The troop-train was starting as I rushed on to the platform. There was no time for thinking what I was do ing if I meant to go by it, so I just jumped on to the foot-board and somebody pulled me into one of the carriages, where the first face I saw was ;the captain's-cold and stern, and quite himself again. "That was a narrow shave, my roan," said a pleasant voice from the gentleman who'd 'elped me iu; "it wasn't my fault, either." The captain didn't speak at all, but I felt very small as 'is eye looked me over, condemniogly. It seemed as If I always showed up in a bad light be fore 'im. It wasn't a good start, but things moved too quick afterwards to think much about it. From train to boat and from boat to train-right to the Front, where,we went straight into the trenches to take the place of the dead or dying, and to relieve men who'd been holding them for many ' days past, in the teeth of an over whelming number of the enemy. Whatever fault I'd had to find with the captain before...
DON'T SUPPRESS A COUGH. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
DON'T SUPPRESS A CbUGU. ' : A cough is only, a symptom aiul. the eanse .- is^what^ywiriehoul&fl^SSiu licvc. The most common oautu ol. coughing is a cold. Cluunbcrlaiii'd Cough Remedy .cloes not suppress n cough, but relieves it by rc muving from tin: fclironl mid lungs the mucus whidi^ obstructs breath ing and causes the ooughin?. Cham berlain's Cough Hcmedy opens tlni' secretions and effectually and per manently relieves the cold as well as the cough. Sold by. all chemists and storekeepers.
THE GIRL LEFT BEHIND I. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
THE GIRL LEFT BEHIND There was a bad feeling between me an' the captain before a gentle man with bits of ribbons in his 'at pulled me on one side one morning last August, and told, me I was the very man they'd been keeping a place for in tlie best regiment in training for the Front, so it was real bad luck to find that that "best" regiment was to hold both me and him-meaning Captain Shrewsbury. He scowled when he saw me marcli in with the latest batch of recruits, an' I confess 1 tried to slink behind Smith until the captain called out, in a voice of thun der: "Halloa! you Atkins! So you've come to be licked into shape at last, have you? Well, tlie sooner you can change from a country lout into a smart soldier the better it will be for everybody concerned"-turning off very sharp and sudden when he'd fin ished speaking, without giving a fel low a chance to reply. | "By gum! He's got his knife in you all right," said Smith in my ear; "what's it all about?" j "Why, it's like this," I e...