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LUCKY VICTIM. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
LUCKY VICTIM A "cub" reporter ou a New York newspaper was sent to Patersou to write the story o£ tlie murder of a rich manufacturer by thieves. He spread himself on the details and naively concluded his account with this sentence "Fortunately for the deceased, he had deposited all of his money in the bank the day before, so he lost practically nothing but his life." Harper's.
HOME FROM THE FRONT. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
HOME FROM THE FRONT. The visitor was the centre o£ at traction in the club sinokiug-room, and, they listened with bated breath as he told his tale. "It was a fearful scene, I can tell you," said the young man, "simply fearful. For eight hours the Germans showered shells upon us. We thought, of course, that this was preparatory to an assault, and the tension on our side was terrible. To speak for my self, I could hardly hold out till they came; I had spent days in feverish waiting for them, and now I was standing at the place assigned to me -well covered, of course-firmly re solved to carry out my task to the end, come what would. . . . And then tliey came on. As soon as they were near enough I began to turn the han dle. They withered under the fire, the few who remained fell back. Five minutes' rest. Then a fresh attack. Again I worked unwearily; again the assault falls. Five minutes' blessed quiet and then a fresh assault, this time with increased numbers. On, on, they came to be r...
"EYE-WITNESS." (An Appeal.) [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
"EYE-WITNESS." (An Appeal.) When we read the magnificent story Of all that our heroes achieve, When proudly we think of their glory And the honor their names should receive, Then ive long, with a thrill of elation, To blazon their merits'afar Till w.e (ind, with intense irritation, We are ;iot even told who they are! So,- Mr. Ollicial "Eye-Witness," When you send those long tele grams through, We want further proof of your fit ness For the job they have set you to do; When the work of brave men who ire lighting Your, special acknowledgment claims, Just cut out a bit of fine writing; And fill up the space with tlieir names! Counsel: Now, where did ho kiss Vou? Plaintiff: On the lips, sir. Counsel: No, no! You don't under stand! I mean, where were you? Plaintiff (blushing): In his arms, sir.
AUSTRALIA DAY. A SUCCESSFUL GATHERING. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
AUSTRALIA DAT. SUCCESSFUL GAT.HEBING. The gymkhana held on Saturday in ?id of Lady Stanley's fund (or the re turned wounded Australian soldiers, proved an unqualified euoceSB, despite thfl inclement weather, which prevented many of the outlying residents under taking the journey in. Under theBe circumstances Violet Town is to be con gratulated upou a rery successful effort, which-will realise, when all the returns are in, orer £50. This excellent result is due to the splendid work of those who updertool; the arrangements, and totho ladies who worked sa well \n makiog theTariom stalls 9U«h a complete success. Throwing the sheaf wag woo by Mr. L. Brown; throwing at wicket, Mr. L. VVimmer ; throwing cricket ball, C Thomas; stepping the chaiu, Geo. Neil; boys' race under 14, Gordon Lane; girl's' race under 14, Muriel Mitchell. There were alga some interesting golf competitions. Ttie.following amounts nero taken at the stalls: Jumb|e atolI-H.ro. ynd«woodi Miasea Roerea, Henderson, Sexton...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
PROM VARIOUS SOURCES: Sergeant (disgustedly to Private Jones): Stop! Don't waste your last bullet. Nineteen are quite enough to blaze away without -hitting the target once. Go behind that wall there and blow your brains out." Jones walked quietly away, and a tew minutes later a shot rang out. "Good heavens! lias that fool done what I told him?" cried the sergeant, running behind the wall. Great was his relief when lie saw Private Jones coming towards him. "Sorry, sergeant," he said apologeti cally; "another miss." .Miss Smith, the teacher,, was hear ing the history class. The pupils seemed unusually dull. "Now," she said, "Mary followed Ed ward VI., didn't she?" "Yes, Ma'am," replied a little girl. "And now, who followed Mary?" asked the teacher hopefully. All was silent for a moment, then Elsie rais ed her hand. "Yes, Elsie?" queried the teacher. "Whe followed Mary?" "Her little lamb, teacher," said El sie, triumphantly. A tourist, travelling in the moun tains, was introduced to an...
THE WOMBAT PEST. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
WHS WOMBAT PEST,. . Mr M. K. McKeuxle (Upper Goul burn) asked the Minister of Lands If, in view of the Berious injury done to land-owuers by wombats in destroying wire netting fences, be is prepared to pay & bonus 'of 2/6 per head for their destruction? Mr. Membrey (in the absence of the Minister of Lands) replied as follows; The proposal to pay a bonus for the destruction of wombats has received consideration from time to time by the different Governments, and ^ss hoen consistently refused. The present is pot a (afprobta time for the opening of a new avenue of expenditure. The nombat has heon proclaimed vermin under the Vermin Destruction Act 1890, and it has been demonstrated that this animal can, without very muoh difficulty, be destroyed by poisoning methods, Trhioh can readily bo applied by. the landowners themtelves.
BUTCHERED TO LAST MAN [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
BUTCHERED TO LAST MAN Appalling stories are told of German savagery during their successful ad vance in Przemysl. A Russian army chaplain who was with the Third Army in the retreat froig Western Ga licia states that many German regi ments took literally no prisoners, bay oneting both the wounded and tlie doctors attending them. The Germaus oil oue occasion entered a burning wood from which a Russian battalion had retired and hutted all the woun ded into tho flanles. ~ On another occa sion, says the chaplain, German cav alry, after capturing a Russian com pany, took their prisoners into an open space, where the whole regiment held a competition in cutting them down, the helpless troops bfe!ng butchered to tho last man. A German airman dropped a bomb on a crowd of chil dren gathered around a road shrine, many of tho little ones being killed.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
M fine Dlsplap OP ." l)eu> Season's ioocts At HARCQURTJ. i We are Headquarters for Tailoring The Suits we tailor have a distinctiTeoeea About them that stamps their owner m a mas vim druses well-yet there's nothing' snobish or loud About them. They're Jnst perfectly cat aid fitting and the materials are the best to be had anywhere-including all the ' mw styles of the day. Come in and let us take your measurement-you can pick the cloth you want at the aame time, ; or we will give' you a wide selection of patterns to take home and look over at your leisure. .v . OUR MILLINERY DEPARTMT MILLINERY Dresses Mantles' * \ '. Rain Coats Ribbons, Trimming's. J. BLACKIE, CHEMIST, EOROA. HORSE & CATTLE MEDICINES BLACKIE'S GHIPE and COLIO DRENCH.-It is a most effectual re medy 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 hay ing a dose of Blackie's Gripe Drench at hand, and dangerous reme'dies such ...
RETURNED FROM THE FRONT. INVALIDED HOME: RECEPTION OF PTE, FENTON. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
RETURNED FROM THE FRONT. INVALIDED HOME; RECEPTION OF PTK. FENTON. Private R. S. Fenton, 5tb Battallion, Infantry, met with s great reception. A large gathering of townspeople (assem bled to welcome .back the retnrned soldier, Mr Slee, on behalf 'of 'the Patriotic . League, in a neat speech welcomed him >nd. oali&lt;?d for hearty ohcerftfor the gallant Indund hia family. Boy.' McEnchein' upoke worila of wel come,-ji.Hr:'. A. ."MncDonald, .1 P.,'Mr Cartej«i;liiid,Mr\toy»ii also . paid cofri-> pliments lo-tlio oecds done by tho first contingent. : Private Fenton in reply vory modestly thanked all for the hearty reception, and said ho had only done his dnty and hoped others would do the same. Jn a very mild and modest nay ho relates tho landing and charge of the Australians, and pulled an oar in their boat. He describes the charge as "Hell ori'Earth" and declares that he would not harn missed being in it for a for tune. Tie way the boys charged was splendid, .- He bears t...
THE DOG SPY TALE-BEARER TO THE TRENCHES. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
THE DOG SPY TALE-BEARER TO THE TRENCHES.! Wounded Canadians in hospital tell a story of how a nest of spies was discovered iu Northern France. Some where near the billets and firing line there stood a coffee house inhabited by five people, including a boy. The troops on their way to the trenches used to call for refreshments, and the occupants consequently had excep tional opportunities of obtaining valu able information and always had a fairly good idea of the strength of the forces holding the section ol' the tren ches. The Germans in that part seemed to be well-informed of what was go ing on in front of them. Regiments arriving Unexpectedly and without even the knowledge of the regiments in the trenches were hailed by name by the Germans. The coffee house was suspected, but continual search revealed nothing. Once a soldier heard a conversation in German, but again a fresh search revealed nothing. At length the boy gave away the secret, and it was dis» covered that a dog had been ...
District News and Notes. BALMATTUM. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
BALMATTUM. Lamb-marking has commenced, and, contrary to expectation!!, promises to be good in spite of the adverse conditions earlier in the year. The percentage will be well ap to previous records. Those that have marked averaged from 80 to 90 per cent. It is again with pleasnre I have to announce: that another of our yoqng men, Mr F. Clement, has started out in life, having joined the service of the National Bank, and took his departure for Rainbow last week.- He-has the districts congratulations and I am sure snoh an exemplary young man will make a mark in his fntuie wort. In every local effort he was always to the front in assisting in the progress of the dis trict, and his departure will uccasion much regret, being a member of the Presbyterian Church choir, football and tennis clnb. For tho latter, he wan one - of its niost onlhurtiustjc players and supporters. His removal from our midst is a diatiuot loss, and certainly an acquisition to the town ol Rainbow, whlthor ho goes wi...
GAS POISON AGONIES. Terrible Pen Picture of the Ghastly Crime. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
GAS POISON AGONIES, j Terrible Pen Pioture of .the Ghastly Crime. What horror follows on a German attack with poison gases, and what pain tor the unfortunate soldier caught unprepared, are described very vivid ly in this letter from a cavalry oflicer: I saw a gunner urging a tired horse along p.t a gallop down the street. I got him to slow up enough to elicit the curt reply, "Big gun-gas attack," and the tired horse was once more shaken up into a gallop, slipping about over the cobbles. But the guns must have' the ammunition, and the poor horse must be spurred and flogged to get it up quick. By this time (al though I was four or five miles from the firing line) my eyes were water ing freely. Along the road were coming some of the victims of the terrible gas. They slouched along like drunken men, hardly any of them had kept rifle or equipment. All were gasping and coughing, blindly stag gering on-away from the gas. It was a terrible sight. Many of them were undoubtedly brave men, but...
BISHOP'S CIRCULAR. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
BISHOP'S OIRGULAB Tho Bishop c( Wangaratta his tamed the following circnhr letter to the clergy of the Diocese:-As you *'e no doubt aware, Wednesday, 4th August, will mark the completion of the first year of tho wsrr?ith Geimany. It ins been s time of tertible "strain and sniiotv. But ainid >11 the danger, sorrow, mid Iobr, there sro compensations to bo found in the gteatiouthurnt of. patriotism which' heo cemented the scattered ports of the empire to-firmly loietberj in the deter tninatioii to combat niore Tigorously Some of otir national sins: and in the widespread turning to Almighty God an tha champion of justice and righteouj iness. I renture to suggest that it would be desirable to mark tbis stage of the war by gome special reference on Sunday, 8th August, Special sermons and appropriate hymns and psalms might be used. The special Litany and war prayers might well take the place of tho usual ones on that day." .. ID regard to the'abore, the Rer. D. A. M'Enehern will conduct...
TEN MILLION HUNS WHAT THE ALLIES HAVE TO FACE. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
TEN MILLION HUNS WHAT THE ALLIES HAVE FACE. Impressions of a "well-known busi ness man from the Central West," who has just returned after spending several weeks near the battle front of one or other o£ the belligerents, are given great prominence in the last issue of the New York "Evening Post" to hand. Of Germany he says she has enough foodstuffs on hand and in sight to carry her through the war with rea sonable economy. It is estimated that there are about seven million men in the German Army at the present time and three million more training. It is the intention of Germany to main tain' the Army at the maximum strength of ten million men. "There is plenty of copper. In the five years preceding the war Germany imported a million tons of copper. The entire country is under cultivation. When the German farmer needs assist ance he goes to the nearest concentra lion camp and asks for the number of men he needs." Of France this -American says: "While she has suffered more heavily tha...
Church Services. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
Church Services. Pre»byteri*n-K»rr*momns 2.30, Violet Town 7.80. Mr Norrlt. Church of EneUnd-Violet Town 11, Stony Creek 3, (H.o.), Violet Town 7-30' (Anniversary Declaration War-Special services), Saturday 8, Confirmees' Prepara tory Service. Rev. D. A. MoEachero. Methodist-Violet Town 11, Mr G. Wall; Upotipotpon 11, Earlston 3, Violet Town j 7i0. Rev, Edwards; B&ddaginnie 11,Warren bayne VVeit 8, Mr Peacock; Boho 3, Mr G. Wall.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
rlHEAP (Vf-°NEy (JhEAP IVJLONEY . . tTTATTS, TURNBULL AND.OO, yV Stock and Station Agents, have £50,000 io Invest from £500 upwards at Lowest Possible Rates, on BROAD ACRES. Striotiet Secrcoy. Small Charges. Prompt Settlements. WATTS, Turndull & Co. Watts, Turiibull & Co STOCK AND STATION Awsnts, and. Financial, Estate, . nsuran and General Commission Agents, Head Office-BENALLa, Branches: Violat Town, Earoa, Mansfield fl'augarotta, Rutherglon, Dovinisb, Thoon MARKETS Benslla-Fortnightly, alternate Tuesday Euros- Fortnightly, second and fourth Thursdays. Maosficd-Monthly, fourth Friday. Violet Town-Monthly, third Friday. . Hi HAGE>TAUER, Managing Partner. 0, TURNIiULL, Auctioneer and ' Sworn Valuer. F, WALLACE, Local Maanger. IOAK8 KE«OIIAIED. MONKY TU LEND, in lnrge or ?noil, at lowest rate of Interest and charge Valuations made. AGENTS FOR Hitionai Mutual Life Association, Commer cial Union Fire Insurance Co., London and Lancashire Fire Insurance Co., Cooper's S...
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY. A GREAT SUCCESS. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
^^UB^L&tJOCKaS. On Wednesday evening tho comedietta "The Sleeping Beauty," staged by the "Florida Club," . attracted * crowded house. The piece throughout was most amusing, aud the manner in which it was staged showed that neither.'time nor trouble had been spared by the per formers to ensure an efficient represen tation. The costumes norn were most appropriate, and. helped , to , carry; tho. comedy through with flying colors. The first part of the programme w.ns composed ofeongo, recitations, etc., as [olloBB:-OTerlare, Miss Macfcay; song and chorus, "Only one of the Toys," Mr E; Ms'ckay, rrcitaticyi, "Melbourne's Soldier Hero," Mils l>. Sanderson; recitation, "Lasca," Mr R. Smith; song and chorhs, "She who gare her son," Miss E. "Mitchell (encored). The whole of these item# were well and highly ap preciated. The characters in the comedietta were taken by the following: --Gwjneth (The Sleeping' BoButy), Miss E. 'Mitchell; King Roderick, Mr E. Mackay; Queen Priscilla, Sli...
Violet Town Sentinel Published Every Tuesday Morning TUESDAY, AUG. 3, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
Violet Cotoii Sentinel Published Every Tuesday Morning TUESDAY, AUG. 3, 1915. STOCK Sam.-E. Stribling's stock sale takes place on Friday next, 6th August, VOTIHO bt POST.-At the forth coming Violet Town thire elections the Toting by post regulations will bo arail *blo for distant ratepayers. Comforta for the Soldiers. A large parcel of comforts for the soldiers, the work of the girls of the .Violat Town State school,was forwarded last week to the Receiving Depot at Montague, as their third 'contribution to the Patriotio War Belief Fund. The contents, comprising shirts, : muffleris j socks, handkerchiefs, and pilldw slips, j are much in demand and we aro proutj to know that our girls are keenly inter ested in this work of patriotism. CiuiRiKQ SALE.-On Saturday next Watts, Turnbull and . Co. will offer, under instructions from Mr W. 0. West, the whole of his well-kept house hold furniture and effects, as detailed elsewhere. QUITS RIGHT.-In respoDso to a qmestiori by Mr McKeneie in the...
EAST'S FIRST CASE. The Story of a Theft that showed a Detective at his worst—and best. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 3 August 1915
j EAST'S FIRST CASE. The Story of a Theft that showed Detective at his worst-and best. By Violet M. Metbley. Horvey East yawned and glanced at his.watch. It was too dark to see the country through which 'tlic train was passing, and )iis solitary com panion was in no way companionable. East suddenly realised that, since leaving Liverpool Street nearly an hour before, the man in the opposite corner had scarcely stirred, had novel lowered the outspread sheets o£ a daily newspaper, which he held as a shield before his face. Nothing of his person was visible save two blue serge trousered legs and n pair of tan ] boots. Both the feet and the hands which held the newspaper were singu larly small, and 011 the little finger of the right hand was a curiously chased gold ring. Not much material 011 which to exercise the powers of deduction of a detective, travelling northwards to in vestigate his first important case. East was very young and very keen; as to his professional capabilities, this...