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CORRESPONDENCE. SAMARITAN SOCIETY. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
CORRESPONDENCE. SAMARITAN SOOIETY. TO TIHE ELITOR. Sin--I desire to so!icit space in your widelo!y circulating paper to sug gest the formation of a charitable body, to be known as the "Dandenoug Sa maritan Society," that could deal with cases of hardship and suffering as they. occur fromn time to time in Daudenong Such a society could receive donations in money and clothing from ciharitably disposed personso, and ease much need less suffering at present endured by thlose uufortuuates who have to depend on private generosity to aid them in sickness or in bunger. It is a system we went formed of interested persons ready and eager to give succor to such that nead it, nzt obsarring religious differences to limit their mission of charity, but embracing all without religions distinction, The constitution and rules governing bsdies of tindred character may ifroperly be used in this case, amended where necessary to suit local conditions. I suggest some action to be taken, but just in what f...
PHILLIP ISLAND DROWNING ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
PiLILLIP ISLAND DROWN ING ACCIDENT. Re the recent sad drowning accident at the Ocean Beach, Phillip Island, by which two valuable lives were lost, Mr George Paul writes to the Argus as follo,vs:-I shall esteem it a favour if you will permit me to supplement the telegram that appeared in '"The Argus" to-day regarding the Ocean Ueach tragedy at Phillip Island. I would especially like to point out that Ernest Noevillo was not swept into the sea, but lost his life in his heroic at tempt to save Miss Hossack, and I think such a noble act of self-sacrifice ought not to be passed over in silence, It appears that a big wave suddenly dashed in upon the rock, from which the party were fishing, and carried Miss Hossack into the sea. Young reville, who was fishing near her, immediately plunged in after her, and was bravely contending with the strong undercurrent and swirling sea, when the rest of the party, who were fishing about 50 yards away, became aware of the accident. His fathes and my so...
ORANGE BLOSSOM. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
ORANGE BLOSSOM. On January 4th Miss Mary Agnes MoLellan, youngesr daughter of the late Malcolm McLellan and Mris M. Iar wood, of byndhurst, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Mr George David Young, son of the late David and Isabel Young, of Macedon. The happy couple were united by the Rev. Osborne, at Brighton. On their return to their homo at Hiillam quito a number of friends were present to receive the happy couple, and a very pleasant evening was spent. Or R. =. Kerr, J.P., in proposing the toast of the bride and bridegroom, said that the MeLellan family had been long respected in the district. He nwas pleased:i that the bride's uncle. Mr Donald McLellan, was still hale and hearty. In tha early days his good old black mare used to faithfully takle him to the thenou nearest railway station, Chapel street, Prahran. It was a very early association. and the McLollan name always commanded respect. He wished the bride and bridegroom all happiness and success. Tho toast was ...
DANGEROUS COAST LINES. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
DAeGEROUS UOAlST LINES." A writer in the "Argus" suggests that the recent accident at Couyes, Phillip Island, along with similar tragedies on our ocean beaches at the holiday season, appears to be mainly due to one causeo--the siluent approach of tidal waves, which steal in like panthers and carry away the unsus pecting visitors who venture to fish off the rocks. He also advises that local shire authorities should erect perman notices, warning visitors of the dangers of fishing on the outer rocks. We fur ther advise, as we did on previous occasions, that notice boards be erected along tihe beaches giving the hours of the ebb and flow tides, which often get the bathers into difficulties?'With an ebb tide and ian adverse wind the strong eat swimmer has to fight hard to regain thle shore without assistance. With the flow there is not nearly so much danger. This is noticeable around Port Phillip Bay. A few notice boards at the several watering places would-be a caution to the inexperien...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
:Commonwealtb. J. )anh or musttatta HEAD OFFICE SYDNEY ThIa Bionk is open for all classes of GENERAL BANKING-B~USINESS at EQUITABLE BUILDING, OOLLI?S STREET, MELBOURNE AIlso at Sydney, Caoberra, Adelaide, Perth, IHoblrt, Brisbane, lockhampton, Townsvlle, and London~ Cable recmittances '.de to, and delts drdcc on orcign places direct. Foreign bills negotiated and . colltetd. Letters ol credit iscued to n:ey part ol the world. Bills negotiated or forwarded for. /" collection. Ilanking and Exchonge Onsineos o1 eeery delecription transacted within the Oommon reanith, United Kjinoadol and abroad. Carrent accosunt opeed. Interaest paid on fied depoultm . tAdvances made against approved secunrities. SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT Victorian Central Offico: 317 COLLINS STREET, M LIOURNE. Branches in the above cities and 2,000 Ageonclos at Post Offcos throoghout the Commonwealth. Deposits from 1/- to £300. Intrero t at 3% gar annum. * Deposits or Withdrawalns may be made at any Branch or Agency with...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
DR. L. L. SMITH'S Practice 71 Collins Street, MIelbourne. Medicines appropriately packed and forwarded to all parts of FEE BY LETTFR, £1. Victoria by return of post. Dr. L. L. Smith's Medical Almanac, 1914, Now Ready. Order Early. Price 6d. All booksellers. DR. F. E. LANGLEY, MAY BE CONSULTED AT HIS OLD SURGERY, Corner of ECOTT & THOMAS-STS. Hours: -11 7 p.. And at his Private Residence, McRAE STREET (Late Sir Samuel Gillott's.) Telepbone, Dandenong 10. Mrs. Wilckens, PRIVATE HOSPITAL (,IATERNITY) "Valetta," Robinson street, Dandenong. Terms Moderate. Phone 52 Dandenong. Moruya Private Hospital. Thomas st., Dandenong IQrTSS AREEN, EG. R.YV..N.A., Melbourve. Cert. St. , Vincent' Hlospitr.l and Women's Hospital, Melbourne. Medical, Surgical, Maternity, Tel. 22 Dandenong. Mr. A. Branston Dentist MARKET BUILDINGS DANSDENONG, And Professional Chambers, 110 C00LLINS-STREET, MELBO JRNE, Dandenong-.Tuesdays and Fridays, Hours, 10 to 5 p.m. And Evenings at Private Residence, c/o Robi...
NAR NAR GOON. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
NAR NAR GOON. Nice springlike weather has been experienced here for the. past week. The country never looked better here at this time of the year than it does at the present time The potato and onion crops are growing splendidly and promise to yield exceedingly well. There is no trace of disease in either crops up to the present. Some early oats and other fodder crops are being sown to provide green feed for stock during the winter months. The land is in perfect order for working after the recent rains. Orchardists are getting very in different returns from their fruit crops this season owing to the dry season and very severe frosts last spring which caused havoc amongst the fruit trees. The apple crops appeared to suffer most. A ver, successful meeting of Potato Growers was held at Cora Lynn on last Friday night. .A branch of the Victorian Potato growers Association was formed, and the Cora Lynn farm ers are taking. this matter up very enthusiastically. It is to be hoped that Ir ac...
DISTRICT NEWS. PAKENHAM. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
Brnnramrn r~bb~ertiscr. DANDENONG, THURSDAY, JAN. 14. DISTRICT NEWS. 1PAKENHA.M. Last December, the most succssful entertainment ever held in Pakenham, was given by the Misses Hagens, of the local State school, being In aid of the Patriotic Fund. Preparations are already being made for another effort in April, and it will be interesting to see if the previous program is excelled. The Salvation Army Band is to visit Pakenham on Saturday, January 31st. Mlay old residents remember the last parade through the town ; it will liven us all up. In the evening an enter tainment is to be given in the Mec hanics' Institute, which, it is trusted, will be well attended. On the follow eing Sunday the band will either attend at Toomuc Valley or Pakenham South. Still another respected resident is to go to the war-one of the brothers Coleland has enlisted. All who know him. will regret his absence, but feel confident that he will do justice to the Flag. The edschool committee at Pakenham South have ...
The Explanation. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
The Explanation. "Y'ou are no gentleman," she wrote, ifi you think I said such a thing as she said you said I said'I had said." "Dear girl," he answered, . "you must not think I. think you think you must be the kind of girl I think you must be if you said such a thing as ·you said she said I said you said you had said:" It seems he knew she knew he knew she said just wvhat she said she heard he had heard. her friend had heard him.say he had heardsher say, but with intuitive feminine tact-she accepted the apology.
The Landlord Was Suspicious. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
The Landlord Was Suspicious. A tall, gaunt-looking man entered a-hotel not long ago and applied for a room. The price he was willing to pay entitled him to lodgings on the top floor of the house. Among his belongings the proprietor noticed a coll of rope. Upon being asked what the rope was for, the man replied: '?"That's a fire-escape. I always carry 4t with me, and In case of fire I let myself down from the window." "Yes," replied the landlord, strolck ing his chin reflectively, "seems like a pretty good ifdea; but guests with fire-escapes pay in advance at this hotel."
Activities of Bible Students' Association. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
Activities of Bible Students' Association. IThe fourth annual convention of the International Bible Students' As sociation closed in Melbourne on Fri day, January 1. Delegates attended from all the Australian States, New Zealand and Fiji. The main object of Christmas meetings is Chiristian fellowship and Bible study. Activities of the association had increased greatly during 1914. Colporteur de partment reported 40,000 volumes of Scripture studies circulated during the year. Over 1,000,000 pamphlets were circulated. The cost of this great work was met by unsolicited donations. The photo-drama of Crea tion-being a new method of Bible instruction by moving films and slides, pictorially presenting the en tire Bihle story, free of charge or col lection-is to be shown in thile prin cipal cities of Australia. In Novem ber these films were shown in Mel bourne and they attracted an attend ance of over 22,000 persons.
KOO-WEE-RUP SWAMP. DRAINAGE SCHEME. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
KOO-WEE-RUP SWAMP. DRAINAGBE SOHIE~ME. Whlen the sechemo for the drainage of the Koo-wee-rup S~wamp was agreed upon it was provided that of the cost (£55,000), 15,000 should be provided by the government. The remainder was to be financedl by the settlers who would benefit by what was done. The Water Supply Commission, which pre pared the scheme1 suggested that the rates bshould be 2/, 1/, and 61 in tho.e ~l according to certain divislons. On Monday a deputation \of Koo-wee-rup settlers waited on the Treasurer (Sir Alexander Peacock), and requested that the Government contribution to the workl should be increased to £25,400. If this were done the reduced rates of 1/8, 10d, and 5d, in the £1, which had been suggested later by the Water Supply Commission, could be adopted. T'hey also asked for a decisive answer as to whlethcr the Government would Ie prepared to go on with the scheme submitted by the Water COmmission. Sir Alexander Peacock, in reply, stated that no hope could be held ou...
GERMAN ADVANCE CHECKED BY A BELL. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
GERMAN ADVANCE CHECKED BY A BELL. There is one little episode in.the early history of this war which will remain for all time as a glorious ex ample of duty, and will appeal to the loyal feelings of every ringer in the British Isles. Briefly, it shows that the most gi gantic war the civilised world has ever known began by the simple ring ing of an old church bell. The.small Belgian town of Vise is situated on the banks of the River Mleuse. It is within three or four miles of the Dutch frontier (across which some 700 Vise fugitives hurried to the neighboring town of Maastritch), and is eight to nine miles north of Liege (since made famous by its defensive fortifications). Vise was invaded by a team of 150 motor-cars crowded by German infantry on the day was was declared. This ruse was'adopted in thie hope of obtaining possession of a valuable passage without firing a shot; but before an entry to the town could be made, the cure of the parish immediately alarmed the town by ringing hi...
SPRINGVALE MORTUARY TRAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
SPRING VALE MORTUARY TRAIN. A Correspondent Rev. W. - J. Carlton, Presbyterian minister South Melbourne, writes to the Argus as follows:-The train set apart to con vey mourners -and their friends to Springvale Cemetery is one ofthe most uncomfortable trains on any line made up; as it is, of obsolete carriages. - It is a positive torture to travel in it. I have had .occasion to accompany funerals on several occasions and to have to travel by this train is quite an infliction. Surely, when friends ar~ in trouble, and their feelings oppressed.by bereavement, the least that can be done for them, especially as they pay full fare for the journey, is -to convey, them in comparative comfort to fulfil- the last sad ritesfoj their departed.- Will the commis sioners kindly see-that this infliction is remedied as soon as possible, and they will receive the grateful thanks of the bereaved and their friends.
LAND OF DIAMONDS. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
LAND OF DIAMONDS. Luederitz Bay, in German South West Africa, over which the Union Jack now flies, is a German posses sion that was well 'vorth securing. it is situated sonmie 200 miles north of tile Orange River, and is one of the principal ports. of the German terri tory. Luederitz Bay is practically the only German dependency in Africa suited to white colonisation. A dis covery of diamonds in the Luederitz Bay district in Jiuly, 1908, caused a rush of treasure-seekers. The stones, which resemble the Brazilian variety, are found mostly near the surface of the sandy soil, and are mainly of small size. The total yield up to the end of the year was'over 39,000 car ats, and during 1909 various compan ies were formed to exploit thie dia mondiferous area, the developmentof I which was hampered by the great scarcity of fresh water. The output of diamonds for the. year 1909 was valued at over £1,000,000, and anticipations of the growth of production have not been realised; but in 1912 the...
THE PLANTIN MUSEUM. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
STHE PLANTIN MUSEUM. This Antwerp museum is unique in its way., Th'ere is nothing like it in all Europe. It consists of a multi-! tude of rooms-each of which con tains objects of art and beauty. The museum derives its name from Plantin, a fiamous printer and book binder. It was in the middle of the sixteenth century, when Antwerp was at the height of its glory, and perhaps the proudest and most important com mercial city in Europe, that- this Frenchman established.himself in the city as a producer of books of the' best quality and workmanship-the most celebrated of them being the Polyglot Bible of Philip II. It was in eight folio volumes, and it is said that forty workmen were employed for nearly five years in its production. So famous did Plantin become as a bookbinder and worker in leather that he was commissioned by Philip II.'s secretary to make a casket to contain some jewellery which the sec retary wvished to send to his sove reign. Plantin made a beautiful lea ther box-a perf...
Directory of Victoria. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
Directory of Victoria. We have received a copy of the above Directory from the publishers, Sands and McDougall Pty. Ltd., which shows that the 1915 is well up to the standard and out in good time, despite the war and drought. The Directory contains a vast am ount of information, so arranged andt indexed that it can be readily found. Thile names of officials of orgallnisa tions and thile Directory proper have all been brought up to date. Alto gether, there are 3029 pages in tilhe work, and the principal sections deal with city streets, sulburbanll streets, country towns, alphabetical names, city and suburban trades and profes sions, country trades and professions, apiarists, fruitgrowers, dairy farm ers, farmers, poultry breeders, sta tions and vignerons. The portion devoted to Govern ment, official, municipal and ecclesi astical matters and associations com prise 54 pages. It takes twenty years for a mother to make a man of her son, and twenty minutes for another woman to make a foo...
CRANBOURNE SHIRE COUNCIL AND THE PROGRESS ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
CRANBOURNE SHIR E COUNCIL AND THE PROGRESS ASSO CIATION. Some years ago arrangements were arrived at between the Oranbourno Shire Council and tihe ranibourno Progress Aesolaftion in reference to the erection of a concert hall and retiring rooms, stage, procenium, etc, in addition to the then existing shire hall, which did not provide adreqate accommoda linn, even for the ahiru councillors and fiLers, and there was not any public hall, exupt the council'chamber, which was small and unsuitable. The council was divided on the question of iucurcing furthicr.libililies, omountine toi something like £900, and there was considerable argument pro and con. !he Progress Association proposed to hald a beazar and cntertaimenls, etc, to furnish the ecncert hall, and help pay interest and ainkting fund. Latterly the relations be tween the council and the association appear to have becorne samewhat straine I, anti the council alleges that association is not keep in. to the pcemieea'it marie when i...
A Double Pleasure. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 14 January 1915
A Double Pleasure. "The vice of intemperance," said tile lecturer, "is the bane of this country; it has ruined more homes, blighted more lives, and is respon sible for more crime than all other evils put together. "Can it be contended that the habit of drinking ever advances one's hap piness? What pleasure is there to be found in whisky?" At this question there was a slight commotion in the hall, and a myster ions individual arose and seemed aboui to speak. "Ah. sure," said the strange voice, "and isn't it a trate, isn't it a trate intirely to see two of your swate, purty faces instead of one?"