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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 8 November 1912
?-Sf»RfP& GOODS. ~ '^' _ ' v-1 M M'lLROY Announces tlie arrival of New Season's Goods. All departments fully stocked. Selection is tlie best in the town, and Tallies are unsurpassed. ? - ®a»ss»s-; . ' We have -a large sr-lectinn of Shhntungs, Linens, Plain self-colored Crepes, Striped Crepes. Voiles, in a laige range of colors. ''Edenvale,' the famous ???'???'????VP' brand, and jUervale Prints, in both iudigoes and light grounds. Ceiman 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,' ' Skirls, Blouses. Underskirts and Underclothing. We can give you excep tional value hi tlii'Se lines, and a great range to choose from. Also some of 'tlie'latest Neckwear and Belts. Ask to. see these. MAseass^sii 'We liave just opfiied.some splendid values in Calicoes and Long Cloths. Also a 'big lot of shpetin«£s, Torfars, Damasks, Galateas, Shirtiugs, Tickings, Quilts, Curtains, Crettones, Art Sa...
ABOUT BIRD DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 8 November 1912
Ahol't Bird Dat. By Nellie M'Quillen, Grade III. -?Oil the 11th of October we went for a walk down to the Knob. . We ? went down because it was bird day.. We saw a magpie,* minah, fairy martin. and a silver- eye. .We saw many other birds besides these. The fairy-martin . is just like a 'swallow. ; The parrot has all colors over; it-,- and the minah is a grey color, but not as An n 'wtfiivrtYn TVtft PI Am llftf ? n xuc ou ^i-cjc uao just like little silver rings round its e3Te. We saw a tomtit and a diamond'' bird. The tomtit has blue on it; We saw some little wrens. They have a little ring ro'und their necks, and itvis blue. It has white down near Aits, tail, its tail is a blackish colo.r. The- egg of the - wren is white and. has a little speck of red at the end, and ' other red spots over it. i There are two kinds of wrens, one of | them is brown aud the other is blue. ! The one that is brown is the mother I bird, ana the other sis the father bird. There are two names, too, for the...
Children's Corner. THE KNOR. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 8 November 1912
Children's Corner. ? The Kxoi:. By Theo Ducret, Grade V. This is. the name given to a paddock containing over a hundred acres of | land, and situated about a mile out - of the township. It is uf-ei as a pleasure ground for the people. For about forty years the annual New ' Year's picnic has been held there The rifle range is situated- on this igr.Qnnd,5and i3 -used by the ladies as iWell as the gentlemen. I was down there one afternoon with my father when he was shooting, and spent a very pleasant time watching him and the other men.
Commercial. MELBOURNE MARKETS FAT SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 8 November 1912
Commercial. MELBOURNE 'UA1LKETS FAT SUF.F.r. There was an improved demand fosr all grades of fat sheep, with brisk competition, both for export and local requirements. The market, however fluctuated con -idei ably, prices fre quently showing an advance of fully 1/ per head, aud occasionally receding to about equal to late rates, fu many instances prime fat crossbred ewes ruled quite 1/6 to 2/ per head higher,, while for moderately fat and useful AWAQ. in WK morinrt nnA ^rAS». © ? ? - — 7 — wv,%' breds biddings were irregular, thougk in most cases prices ruled firmer. Wethers : — 100 merinos, R, Webster, Maffra, to 16/1, averaging 15/2. ' 1 FAT CATTLE. During the early part of the market the competition was irregular, fre quently fluctuating from about late rates to 10/ per head higher. To wards the close, however, biddings were much keener, especially for good and prime bullocks, including Northerners, which hardened fully 15/ to 20/ per head when compared with the weakest part of t...
THE TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 8 November 1912
THE TURF. ' Piastre won the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday last in resolute fashion, and clipped a quarter of a second off the previous best record. Hallowmas, Uncle Sam and Ladies' Man finished in that order behind him. Duke Foote, the red hot favorite, knocked out three furlongs from home. In going to the front and making a real erood nace in thn Mnlhrinmo Cup the New Zealander Shuja served a good purpose. He got the field nicely strung out, and everyone could see the race. Cider was prominent : most of the way, but he was one of the last home. Duke Foote, as far as I could see, was among the last lot all the way. Some people called his name as the field made the bend, but I think it was only because they thought he should be there, I could never find him, and, as he - finished in the last lot, the .probability is he was always there. Poor old Lady Medallist was started. She cantered fairly well, bat coald not raisa a gallop in the race, and was merci fully pulled up at the end of half ...
Bush Nurse For Dargo. INSTALLATION CEREMONY, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24. VISIT OF HER EXCELLENCY, LADY FULLER. Melbourne, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 8 November 1912
Bush Nurse Eor Dargo. ^ ? ? ? INSTALLATION CEREMONY, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24. .. ? G VISIT OF HER EXCELLENCY, LADY FULLER. Melbourne, Thursday, To-day the Hon, W. H. Edgar in formed Mr M'Lachlan, M.L,A„ that on Saturday morning, 23rd November, Her Excellency, Lady Fuller, will leave Sale for Dargo, to instal the Bush Nurse recently appointed to that dis trict. Lady Fuller will be accompanied by Hon. W. H, Edgar, Minister of Health, Hon. J. Pearson, M.L.C,,- Dr. Barrett and Mr J. W. M'Lachlan, M.L.A. On Sunday morning the party will attend ' Divine worship, conducted by Rev, Pelletier, and at 1.30 that after noon the installation ceremony will be performed by Lady Fuller. The return journey will be made on Monday.
No title [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 8 November 1912
Since our last issue 60 points of rain has fallen. Mr John Disher, of Perry Bride, has given a donation of £500 to the Strat ford Presbyterian Church, Cr, Carter moved the following mo tion at the Council meeting on Mon day : — That tenders be called, return able at next meeting, for supplying Stratford with an up-to-date system of cleetrie lighting. — The motion was carried. The direct cost to the Government of the Brisbane Tramway strike was £25,087, During a recent storm a China man's horse was killed by a flash of lightning. The owner was distressed and mystiiiad. ' Why him dlop dead ?' he askei ; ' never do it before.' The Victorian revenue for October was £828,715 — an increase of £2760 on the corresponding month of last year. What is regarded as a record for Gippsland was put up at Mr J. W. Bowman's 'Ridge' shed one day last week by a shearer named H, Oates, who shore 202 sheep in 7 hours, putting the last 45 through in the short space of li hoars. Attention is directed to an...
CRICKET. WARDROP TROPHY. THE DRAW. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 8 November 1912
CRICKET. WARDROP TROPHY; THE DRAW. 1212 Nov. 21 — Stratford v Sale Maffra v Heyfield Dec, 5 — Sale v Maffra Heyfield v Stratford 12 — Maflra v Stratford Heyfield v Sale 19 — Stratford v Heyfield Maffra v Sale 1913 Jan. 16 — Sale v Heyfield Stratford v Maffra 23 — Sale v Stratford Heyfield v Maffra Feb. 6 — Sale v Stratford Heyfield v Maffra 20 — Maffra v Sale Stratford v Heyfield ' March 6 — Stratford v Maffra Sale v Heyfield 13 — Heyfield v Stratford Sale v Maffra 27 — Heyfield v Sale Maffra v Stratford April 3 — Stratford v Sale Maffra v Heyfield All matches to be played on ground of the fiirst named club.
THE TRAFFIC BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 8 November 1912
The Tkaitic Bridge. By V. Ducret, Grade VIII. [ The traffic bridge that now crosses the Avon river is the second one that has been erected. The first one was completely capsized during a big 8ood. After this the river was crossed by the people in a punt. This punt is now in use five or six miles down the river. The present bridge was then built and for a great many years it stood ' without ovnemspa in f*PT-ftirs ** ? — r ? — I In the year 1891 the. largest flood that has -ever come down the river took place. The river overflowed its banks and covered the whole ^ of the Nuntin flat, from Baylis's. hill back to the river to the extent' of several feet. It was during this flood that the western approach was washed away^ so -|iat it became necessary to extend the end of the bridge. ?? From this time forward the river washed the land on the eastern side to such an extent that it became necessary to spend some thousands of pounds on sheet piling the bank, ? ? ? ? X ? A. iL. ? 1 ? i. ? I t...
JOAN OR ARC. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 8 November 1912
Joan or Arc, By Julia Fleming, Grade III. Joan of Arc was a French girl. She used to go out and mind the sheep for her father half of her time, and the other half she spent spinning cloth. At this time France and Eng land were at war. One night Joan of Arf» Visid a dicnm IVint sVin nns +n go and save France, so she told her father that, she was to go and save Frauce, Her father laughed at her, but she did go and when she came to the king's palace, he got down off the throne, but she knew him and be gave her an army. An Englishman pulled her off her horse-and some time after they burnt her. France won the war.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 8 November 1912
Commonwealth J|^|jlp Botk of Australia SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT. DEPOSITS received from one Shilling upwards. Interest at the rate of Three Per Cent, per annum allowed on all Deposits up to £300. Agencies now open at local Post Offices throughout practically the whole of Victoria. . Melbourne Agency: 317 COLLINS STKEET. MtUmtrne, 15th July, 1912. DENISON MILLER. Gmnor Andrews Bros., THE PEOPLE'S TAILORS. GIPPSLAND'S PREMIER TAILORS AND CUTTERS. ^ ^ SALE AM) ORBOST. TRY OUR SPECIALITY 70s SUITS. Made from Ballarat and Geelong Tweeds and Guaranteed ALL WOOL. Tip-Top ^SmRATORS. ' ? NEW MODELS. II Made of best Material ' . B ;||g| Liberal Construction. EASY TURNING. CLEANEST SKIMMING. gj^Hks^ Few Wearing Parts. wj Little or no cost for We Guarantee our Machines to do what we say they will, and we claim big things in this direction. Assured knowledge that a TIP-TOP CROWN SEPARATOR is purchased for at.t. time (not until the first part wears away. All duplicates stocked, and experts on hand...
THE MINERAL SPRING. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 8 November 1912
The Mineral SruiNt;. By Hylda Gray, Grade VI. The mineral spring is about half a mile from Stratford situated at the foot of a hill in the midst of a grove of shady trees. This spring is bricked in and has been so for some years past. Th'e water gushes up out, of the ground and flows through a spout in n V» wl tn ^ The. water o;£&i6..-$-pcitie,'is ? Very cool and clear, and people often come to drink it. It has many different minerals in it and is good for many things. It has cost the council a fair amount of money as it had to be bricked in a few times when idle doing boys broke it in. The spring is fenced in and there are stiles on the fence by which people enter. It is , nice in Summer to come and have a drink of this cool water or sit among the shady tre.es Some people do not like the mineral spring water, but those are the people who do not know what is good for them.
MAKING THE POPULAR SONG. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 8 November 1912
MAKING THE POPULAR SONG. Here's the way many popular songs * are written. Two fellows, one a piano player and the other a lyric writer, get together at a piano. The piano player runs his fingers over the keys, - strikes a chord, leans back and looks up at the ceiling. With rag-time ec stasy in his eyes, he murmurs: 'Lis- ten to that, bo. Some bear, huh!' 'You baby!' ejaculates the lyric writer. 'It's a bear cat rag.' 'What's the mater with that for a title?' suggests the piano player. 'Go to it,' says his partner. 'Bang, Bang,' goes the piano, and the piano player leans over the keys, humming softly to the tune he grinds out. ' 'It's a bear, it's a bear, it's a bear cat rag, you baby, it's a bear cat rag.' 'Great kid, kill it,' shouts the lyric writer above the din, and the piano player plays it three ways across the board, and winds up with a hot finish that sends, the lyric writer into a state ' of coma until he emerges with words that fit the fine frenzy of the music ian's effort...
Before and After. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 8 November 1912
Before and After. A certain provincial town had ap pointed a new sergeant, and thereby hangs a tale. In the course of a cricket match, one of the players drove a ball out of the ground. It passed through one of the windows of a house occupied by a police con stable. Two minutes later a furious man in blue strode into the cricket ground and demanded to know the name ana address of 'the idiot who broke my window.' 'The idiot' — who was still batting — was duly pointed out, and the irate constable, refusing to wait until the batsman was out,, stalked across the pitch, 'to teach the fellow what the law had to say on the sub ject.' When quite near the batsman, the constable suddenly pulled up. ' j 'AVell, constable,' asked the player, | 'what is it?' 'Nothing, sir,' stammered the man in blue. 'Leastways, sir, I mean to say sir, as that was a beautiful hit you smashed my window with!' The batsman was none other than the new sergeant, who had not been recognised in his cricketing flannels....
FOR THE HOLIDAY TRUNK. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 8 November 1912
FOR THE HOLIDAY TRUNK. The summer holiday so eagerly looked forward to and heartily enjoy ed by the small folks, whether spent among the green fields of the country or on the golden sands of the blue sea, is not, however, a time of unal loyed pleasure for mother or nurse. To them frequently it is a time of dis comfort, having all their usual duties to nerform removed from the conveni ences and comforts of home. When there are three or four little ones and their wardrobes to take away for a fortnight, or maybe a month, the question of luggage be comes literally a 'weighty' matter. But there are a few trifling articles (hat, included or omitted in the lug gage, make a considerable difference to the comfort of mother and children when away from home. If at the time of setting forth on a holiday the weather is gloriously fine and warm one is apt to forget that near the sea the temperature sometimes drops considerably towards evening, and a small extra blanket or a hot-water bottle would...
MEMORIAL TO AN APPLE TREE. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 8 November 1912
MEMORIAL TO AN APPLE TREE. A ceremony unique in the history of fruit-growing took place at Dundela, near Morrisburg, Ontario, recently. A monument was unveiled to an apple tree. The farmers of Dundas County by popular subscription have placed a marble stone close to the spot where stood the original Mcintosh red-apple tree that succumbed only recently after braving storms and enemies for over a hundred years. About 115 years ago John Mcintosh, who went to Canada with the United Empire Loyalists and settled in Ma tiilda township, found a number of ap ple trees while clearing a place for a home. One of them produced fruit / of such superior color and quality that he named it the Mcintosh Red. It soon attracted attention, and his son Allan propagated from it and com menced to disseminate the variety. In recent years it has been widely circulated, and now it is planted all - over tha continent where apples flour ish. In 1896 the old tree was partly injured by fire, but continued to bear...
THE METHODIST CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 8 November 1912
The Methodist Church. .... &nbsp; By Maggie Jones, Grad VII. Many years ago, when Stratford &nbsp; was yet in its infancy, the Methodists (or- Wesleyans as they were then called) had for their worship a small, rough bark constructure with only four small windows in it. It was to all appearances more like abush- hut &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; than a church, but as the township grew and more people came to make their homes here, they found that this place was much too small for their needs. So wishing to have a &nbsp; larger church that would accomodate a much larger congregation, they called a meeting, and decided to get up a subscription to help build a new church, and as the squatters and farmers at that time were all very wealthy men, and always ready to help in a good cause, they had very little difficulty in raising enough &nb...