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District News and Notes. STRATHBOGIE. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
STRATHB0G1E. The past few weeks have prob ably been the wettest; ever ex perienced here, but the Tain was of a mild nature, and the weather more like spring than winter. Lambing has commenced, and nhould the present mild weather continue, the percentage should bo good, as most of the e.wes are) in good condition. Foxes are said to be troublesome on some farms. Arbor Day on Friday last could not be observed at the local schools owing to the continual rain, much to the regret of both teachers and scholars. On Monday tree-plant, ing; was done at some of the schools. A grand patriotic concert will bo held at Strathbogie North in aid of the Red Cross Society, on July 22nd. The need for help to this deserving cause lias been brought home to people by the ever increasing list of casualties among our brave troops, and, no doubt, the residents will gladly help tho good work. i The decision of the Federal Go- ' vcrnment to cease party warfare ' pnd take a war census is giving &lt; gen...
PURIFYING WATER BY OZONE. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
PURIFYING WATER BY OZONE. The authorities of the city of Nice are making use of two large plants for purifying water on tlie Paris Otto ozone system. First there was erect ed an ozone sterilising plant at Bon Voyage, which handled six hundred and seventy-five thousand cubic feet per day, and, as this was found to be most successful, the next step was to put in a second works at Rimiez, and at the present time the city is entire ly supplied by ozone-sterilised water. Power for the first waterworks comes over an electric line using three-phase current at ten thousand volts and be longing to a local network, while in the second plant the water supply is obtained under conditions which allow the hydraulic power itself to furnish all the power needed for the current.
GREAT THOUGH POOR MEN. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
GREAT THOUGH POOR MEN. Macaulay was a poor man, but lie made "almost, as good a place In tlie world as a millionaire proprietor o£ a pork factory or of a patent medicine." Burke was a poor young Irishman, but his speeches and writings seem likely to live as long as the English language lives. In early life Chatham was compara tively poor, but he contributed not a little to the making of the British Em pire. Shakespeare had 110 railroad, and, so far as we know, Milton belonged to 110 millionaire combine. John Wesley coukl not have given a very large contribution to a war fund. So far as we know, neither Luther nor Calvin ever cornered a market. It is not recorded in church history that Melanctlion ever made anything by speculating in oil. It is not clear that Homer, or Demos thenes, or Socrates, or Plato ever got up a land boom' in Athens and made a good thing out of it. George Washington and Abe Lincoln were not millionaires. Joseph Howe, George Brown, Sir John Macdonald, Alex. Mack...
THE FATAL AGAVE. I. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
THE FATAL AGAVE. j "That (s a species of South Ameri can aloe-the agave, Miss Irma. It , is sometimes called the century plant, I from the fact that it flowers but or.uj j every hundred years." I "Indeed.1" and the girl bent her , pretty dark head to examine the olivo 1 green leaves of the shrub indicated. | . The man's eyes i^rew tender as they rested upon tln5 slender black robed figure. "There is a foolish superstition con nected with it," he continued, "to the effect that the unluclcy person who becomes possessed of an agave flower by fraud will meet with a sudden death. Not a very desirablfc posses sion, is it?" > The girl eyed her companion grave ly. * "Now you are laughing at me, Cap tain Henderson," she said, with a funny little moue, "and I don't lilce that. But, tell me, has the supersti tion, as you call it, ever come true?" "Speaking from personal observa tion and knowledge, no; from hearsay, yes. You see, Miss Irma, it is close upon a hundred years ago, according to ...
A St king Matter. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 20 July 1915
A St king Matter. You may talk till you're tired of the Labor unrest; You may argue it out witli your neighbor; But when all's said and done it is all for the beat That there shouldn't be rest about labor. Sir EdWaril Clarke describes the late Lord Brampton (Sir Heury Haw kins) as the worse judge he ever knew. The unfortunate people who were sentenced by Sir Henry at one time and another -unanimously en dorse Sir Edward Clarke's opinion. False happiness is like false money. It passes for a time as well as the true, and serves some ordinary occa sions, but when it is brought to the touch we find the lightness and alloy and feel the loss.
PRETTY WOMEN AND WAR. Secret Intrigues of the Courts of Europe. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 27 July 1915
PRETTY WOMEN AND WAR. Secret Intrigues of the'Courts of Europe. * To the secret intrigues of women the world owes many of its great wars. There are; European statesmen still living who attribute to the actions of three noble dames the Franco-German War of 1870. Two of these ladies were Frenchwomen, the Countess de Cas tiglione and the Duchess de Litta, who enjoyed great power and fame in the days of the Tuileries. The other woman was the wonderful Baroness de Kaula, who w^s employed by the German Government to move in the high places, of the French capi tal. The Baroness was a most beauti ful, captivating woman, and Bhe re sided as long as her country thought it necessary near the Presidential pal ace at the Elysee in Paris. She set herself out deliberately to win the ad miration of the Minister of War, General de Cissy, and ere long had the satisfaction of receiving him at midday breakfast once a week. So cleverly and thoroughly did the Baroness manipulate matters that the day of t...
A WAR CHANT. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 27 July 1915
A WAR CHANT. O England! thy foe hath hated thee O England! they foe hath hated thee long, And his hate is a deadly thing; t It was held in his heart till its growth was strong, (Now words have woven It into a song For little children to sing.' . It is hatred that fashioned shot and shell, And hatred hid death in the sea; In hatred the cannon have sounded a' . knell ' .. ? ri 0 er the little homes where the peace ' ful dwell i And the liumbleMiearterl be: Thy foe hath swept the blue from the sky ' .In a .fury, of smoke and flame; His guns are not stilled where the wounded.lie, He liath shown no pity to those who. die ' '. For the glory, of his name. . He sealed his hate with the blood of his men Oh, the young in their coats of grey They are cast aside, and in, river and ' fen, ' . Deep-hidden, where none will . ' find ; them again .Till the last white Judgment Day.. 1 Now mirth is forgotten and joy Is I- dead, I The world hath accepted its pain; 'Still over the battlefields, newly re...
Both of One Mind. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 27 July 1915
Both of One Mind. Mrs. Stormywoather, who had been engaged in a somewhat prolonged and ' heated dialogue with her husband, I beat a dignified retreat so soon as ' she found she was g-ctting the worst of the argument, and turned her at | tontion to culinary matters as a balm for her ruffled soul. "Jane," she said, "I want you to put ! on your things at oncc, and go out I and see if you can get me a plaice." I "Yos'm," replied Jane, with alac rity. "And while I'm about it I may as well look for one for myself, too, for I'm blest if I can stand the mas ter any more tlian you!"
WORLD'S LARGEST LIGHTHOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 27 July 1915
WORLD'S LARGEST LIGHT HOUSE. The most important lighthouse at the present time, so far as actual operations are concerned, is the light of Heligoland, from the fact that it is centred in the very heart of the naval war zone. Heligoland was ceiled by Great Britain to Germany in 1S90, in return for concessions made to Bri tain in East Africa. The Heligoland light is an electric one, and the most powerful in Ger many, and is claimed by the Germans to be the most powerful light in ex istence. The light consists of a clus ter of three revolving lights, having a lighting power of 40,000,000 candles, a magnitude of light which from fig ures alone is hard anil difficult to re alise. The lights are on the search light principle, and the cluster is sur mounted by a single light of the same lciml and size, that can be revolved independently and three times as fast as three lights. The single light Is put into use in case of accident'to the cluster of three. The electric I power is generated by...
BULLETS LIKE WAFERS FRENCH REPLY TO GERMAN GAS. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 27 July 1915
BULLETS LIKE WAFERS ' FRENCH REPLY TO GERMAN GAS. A shell which showers razor-edged I discs is the latest French answer to j German inventiveness. It comes with j in the category o£ shrapnel, and is | thus within the rules of war. When I ordinary shrapnel bursts, the "che misette" or outer casing is torn to I fragments o£ varying sizes, which scatter with the shrapnel itself over an area that depends upon the force of the explosive contained in the [ shell. The new French shell is not j shrapnel at all-it is a highly explo sive shell, the "chemisette" of which is thicker than' the old type of shell, J and constructed with a special kind of steel which does not break into fragments, but shivers into more than two thousand wafer-like pieces. A neutral observer from behind the German lines, who has communi cated the discovery to American pap ers, says a doctor showed him a piece he had taken from the body of a dead German. It was as thin as the thinnest kind of safety razor blade, and ...
AUSTRALIA DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 27 July 1915
AUSTRALIA DAY. The meeting colled for the purpose of arranging the celebration of "Australia Day," was held in the Shire Hall on Thursday evening last, when there was a good attendance ol ladies and gentlemen. Mr E. Slee, was voted to the chair, and explained the object of the meeting. it. was deoided to carry out a pro gramme of sports on Saturday, 31st July, during the afternoon, and various committees were nppoiuted to work in connection with same as under: Refreshments-Left in hands of Red Cross Ladies. Jumble Stall-Misse3 Reeves and Henderson, with power to add. Shooting Gallery-air J, Davis. Sports Committee-Messrs Wallace, Neil. Beard, ~W. Croxford, with power to add. Hoopla-Mr Roy Hoskin. The following committee was elected to supervise details:-Messrs I. Smith, Reeves, A. Peacock, Anderson, Carter, Lane, Saxon. J. Kelly, J. Smith, Hen derson, R. Crocker, and Harry Meyer, with power to add. It was deeided that all proceeds go to Lady Stanley's Appeal Fund. At the conclusion ...
WHAT JOHN DID! [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 27 July 1915
WHAT JOHN DID! The current issue of the "Australian I Journalist" publishes the following as "an example of the 'don't-givc-a-hang' American style o£ journalism": JOHN, IT SEEMS, DOFFED HIS COAT. : J And theMerry Truckers Went Whither the Police Know Not with a Safe. (Special Despatch to New York "Herald"). Fort Wayne, Ind., Wednesday. What Peter Tenis, of this city, thinks of his brother John to-night would cause a stir If; repeated aboard a pri vate brig in the days of old. Peter's idea of nothing ,-in particular is that; same. John, and those who have heard why have; not given him any serious ' argument regarding his atttitudev This afternoon John Tenia was standing in front o£ his brother's cigar store when two men'came, down the stairs to the right with a safe. It was a heavy lift, and they said irx a- tenor concert to John:- . "Say, sport, give us a lift.".: ; John took off his coat., That's what sticks in his brother's mind more than anything else. He actually took off his co...
DISTRICT NEWS. Boho [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 27 July 1915
DISTRICT NEWS. (From our Correspondent.) Boho The people of Boho district are doing excellent work for our soldiers. The ladies rueet at the school every Satur day afternoon to sew, and the men are making splints, ciutches and walking sticks. A progress meeting is held fortnightly. All have realised the need for greater effort and are pntting for ward their best efforts. During tho past fortnight they lmve forwarded 90 splints, 82 walking sticks, and 8 pairs of crutches, 8 paire of sticks, 6 scarfs, parcel of phirts, old linen, magazines and 100 jug covers.- An evening is to lie held in the school on Friday, 30th .Inly, at 8 o'clock. There will be no charge for admisMOii, but a collection in aid of the wounded soldiers will bo taken up. A.N.A.-Tho usual fortnightly meet ing of tho Violet Town Branch A.N A. was held in the Mechanics' on Tuesday evoning last, when there wag a good at tendance of members. At tile con clusion of the business Mr J.J. Johnson read an interesting paper on ...
IN THE BLOOD. Story of a Young Man's Resolve, and How It Was Upset by the Goddess Chance. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 27 July 1915
IN THE BLOOD. "f a Young Man's Resolve, and story.t Was Upset by the Goddess H°w 14 W Chance. Tliere was a little valley between us , ,,-jjere a stream wound. The terraced | "ir,icns of tlie great house rose up I [roni the farther hank, flanked by plan tations of noble trees. Sombre, mas sive, grey, stately, above it all on the crest, stood Foynes. 1 stood there-staring. i Till six months before I had been | Vnibrose Flint, son of Ambrose Flint, Canadian settler. Ail.- my life ' I'd known hardship and poverty and pri vation. MJ' father died. His papers re veled a secret. Tlie name of Flint was not iiis- I,e "'as Ambrose Foynes, who, after a scandal with a servant maid i" ilis father's service in the great house I looked on, left the coun try with her, married her, and had by bcrason-myself. He was the Ambrose Koynes, eldest son of the late Sir Am jrose Kellev Foynes, of Foynes, in (lis county of Hants, for whom detec tives sought, and the papers of the world advertised, whose death ...
VISIT OF THE BISHOP [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 27 July 1915
VISIT OF THE BISHOP On Sunday last the Right Reverend T. H. Armstrong-, D.D., the Lord Bialiop of Wnngaratta, preached in St. DunsUn's Church morning and cvdnin;-. The weal her was glorious, and very large congregations of ended. The eve ning congregation was an overflowing one. The seating occnmmoda'ion was taxed to its utmost; 387 filled all avail able apace in the building, and many were unablo to gain admission. At the 11 o'clock service tbo Bishop celebrated atUoly Communion, assisted by the Rov. D. A. McEachern, when twenty-three partook of the sacrament of the Lord 'B supper. His- Lordship preached an eloquent sermon from the text,'Art thou a Roman'!' Acts 22-27. After pointing out the great privileges of Roman citizenship, the preacher asked 'Are we living up to our privileges, which are greater and more momentous than those of Roman citizenship?' 'Art thou a Britisher?' 'Art thou a christian' were the great questions confronting us in these stirring times. Tliey demanded th...
A Legacy. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 27 July 1915
Legacy. A mail with a very rubicund c°"n' tenance in a public house bar exhibiting a watch of which, ho siJ' ' he had come into possession by death of nil uiicio. "Poor fe"oW> added, "lie died of thirst in Australi bush and left me this watch!" . "And the thirst too!" added one the wmpany.
LETTER FROM P[?]E. W. PEZET [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 27 July 1915
LETTER FR0\fO?fft: Since I wrote 'UlKf Leonard. At ilic i^oti'-jmi^rtiey told us lie had gone to Malta wounded Last Wednesday was my day for leave and while out at oue &lt;i tlie Hospital* to sco Harold Kcnneily I heard that .liui was in the Indian and French Hospital. On the way buck to the city ! I called at the hospital and found him ' alright. He 1ms a broken thigh, hut in not ir. any p;.in now. Scorned to be quite cheerful when I left him. Harold Kennedy is being. Bent to England 1 "think, but"they-- never tell-thetn-- for ? certain. I am writiug this in the Y.M.C.A. t-nt hore. I heard about half an hour ago (.fiat the mail closed at 8 p.m., fo as soon as we had fed the horses I came down, Prank Hcwish i. at the same table here writing a letter home I think. We had~"apet of a day het£ a couple of days ago, reminded me of a north-windy day in the middle of Summer in Victoria.' "\V« ate our full ration of dust, sand, and flies that day, I'll bet. All the Jiuroa and Tjonsw...
THE PEACEFUL DRINKER. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 27 July 1915
THE PEACEFUL. DRINKER. In cosy pubs I takes my ease, While my old pals wot's fighters Gits no sich charnce at week-end sprees. But toes .the line, the blighters. They acts as they was told to do, I done a bit o' thinkin'; Old England's always muddled through I sits an' keeps on drinlcin.' There's some as breaks their slavish 'eart Pervidin' amminition; Of course the King, 'e takes their par' An' 'olds a bloomin' mission. But wot's the use? A man's a man (Excuse me it I'm winliin'): I'll back myself agin the lot At drinlcin', drlnkin', drinkin'!
RED CROSS. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 27 July 1915
RED CROSS. The President of the Red Cross acknowledges with thanks the following articles: Mrs A. Gordon, jug covers - . Master Gordon and Alan Lane, boot laces. Mrs Lane, wool and soap Tom Hoskin, jug covers Watson, handekrchiefs, T ban dages, A bandages and washers Robert Crocker, bandag ecalico it. and Miss S. Crocker, jug covers. It. Hoskio, calico Miss E. Hoskin, knitted singlet B. Clarke, jug covers B. Hoskin, " Robertson, materials Mrs Hoskin. sr, bed socks West, bandage calico, calico and flannelette Buckley, calico Gaspeto, calico J. Mitchell, Boho, jug covers MrW. Garside, proceeds of sale of l'ig Our next sewing meeting will be held on Thursday afternoon, 5ih August.
THE GERMANS HUNG THEIR HEADS. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 27 July 1915
THE GERMANS HUNG THEIR HEADS. A naval officer home on short leave told me a North Sea story, belated, hut valuable because it so pointedly illustrates the difference between the guidiug spirit of the British and the German navies-a difference, thank Heaven, that is founded on breed. "We had taken some prisoners aboard, three of them officers; one of their torpedoes had missed us by nearly 10ft. "We made the officers as comfort able as we could, gave them food and drink, and talked about ordinary gen eral matters; hardly a word was sffld about the fight. "The Germans seemed ill at ease, suspjcious. At last one of them said, 'We don't understand you treating us like this. We tried to torpedo you.' " 'Oh, that's all right; that's all over now,' said a navigating lieuten ant, handing him a cigarette. " 'We'd like to show that we appre ciate your goodness,' went on the German. "There was a long pause. Then the lieutenant burst in with great cheer fulness, 'Well, Bing UB the Song of | Hat...