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Rainfall at Bright. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
Rainfall at Bright. FOLLOWING is the rain record in Bright for the past four years, and the preseni year up to the 16th August. These figures ha»e been kindly supplied by Mr. K. J. Delany : Month. January ... February .. March April May June July August September October ... November.. Dscember... 912. IS) 13 1.16 1.13 2.54 0.86 0.09 4.77 5.83 3.97 9.74 2.00 5.64 5.83 2.34 1.36 6.07 1.24 2.09 1.29 2.20 4.42 3.4? 4.31 2.98 1.07 1914 1.69 0.33 2.38 3.06 4.36 1.23 2.68 0.56 2.49 1. 8 2.72 43.58 33.69 23.48 45.1346.,V* 1916. 1U1G. 0.97 0.5« 0.29 2.4'i 8.111 9.6 f. 5.02 6.8! 4.91 6.06 1.29 1.C 3.36 3.15 0.96 3.67 2.26 6.17 8.22 7.77 5.03 5.38 0.36
A Protest. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
A Protest. Papa was about to apply the strap. "Father," said Willie, firmly, "un less that instrument has been, proper y sterilised I desire to protest." This gave the old man pause. "Moreover," continued Willie, "the ~erms that might be released by tiie violent impact of leather upon a por ous textile fabric but lately exposed o the dust of the streets would be pt to affect you deleteriously." As the strap fell from a nerveless hand Willie left him.
Myrtieford Market. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
Myrtieford Market. Fj.anagan-, Nkwman, S: CO, report having held their usual fortnightly mar ket on Wednesday, as follows : Pigs : A big yarding of store pigs, which sold out at good prices; sow and litter, £12 10/, sow £7, others 2/, good store pigs, £1 15/, others £2 to £2 10/, slips to £\ 16/, suckers from £1 0/6 to 25/. Sheep : A smaller yarding than usual and prices ruled a shade easier. Several of our usual buyers were absent. Best wet hers in the wool, a/c Messrs Smith Bros., sold in pens from 37/6 to 39/ three pens purchased by Weston Bros, Porepunkah ; 2-tooth wethers in the wool 2S/7 ; shorn wethers, medium weights, 22/9, ewes, 22/9, best lambs from 18/6 to 24/7. Cattle -'A fair yarding nice quality cows and bullocks. We sold prac'tcally the whole of the yarding at prices a shade easier than prexiom sales. Best bullocks, a/c Mr Bert ChumbeiB, L16 13/, purchased by J. R. Newey. Beechwortb ; light weight bullocks, L13 1/; best cows, a/c Mr J. J. Cleland, Yackaudandah, L16 17...
Had Done Her Best. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
Had Done Her Best. A woman in the waiting-room at Rug by station the other (lay had a great deal o£ trouble with one of her chil dren, a boy of seven or eight; and a man who sat near her stood it as long as possible, and then observed: "Madame, that boy of yours needs Uio strong hand of a father." "Yes, 1 know it," she replied, "but he can't have it. His father died . when he was six years of age, arid I've done my best to get another husband ard failed. He can't have what I can't get."
Mining Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
fining $otss. FOLLOWING dredging returns havu been reported fur the week ended Friday last: ozs. Buckland .River (fortnight) ... 50 Junction 27j4 Ovens Valley (fortnight) ... 34^ The main adit at the Monarch, Harriet ville. ia now out 405ft. In the inter mediate level payable stone is being brosea. It is exoeoted that crushing will commence shortly. So far 300ft. of tram line has been laid. For the paBt two weeks the Buckland Ri^er dredge gave an average return of 25oz.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
T&e Phoenix insures CROPS arte STACKS against damage by FIR5 and Crops against darnago by MAIL STOKES. Rev. Dr. Primrose: You should make vour husband accompany you to church. It isn't right that he should slay at Home reading the Sun day papers. Sirs. Crawford: I don't see that it wciild uiaUe any difference. You both ' put him to sleep. Mr. Baggie: "Confound that tailor!^ These trousers are a mile too long." Mrs. Baggie: "How much shall I turn them up?" ! Mr. Baggie: "About half an inch. JX. -ANDREWS® STOVES REDUCE YOUR raSa/t FUEL BILL *- ""'WE WILL POST YOU ILLUSTRATED CAT ALOGUE FREE. WRITEATOHSE. . C.ANDREWS GEE Newcd: Don't you believe that ajar- ' riage broadens a man? Oldwed: Well. 1 don't know about that; but it usually makes him shorter. exohaSSeT^ V.re can exchange your property, whether large or small. For Farms iD .any district. Vacant Land, Suburban -Villas, Mortgages,'etc.; large list to choose ' from. No sale, no charge. Correspondence invited. CLARKE &a...
WAITING FOR THE WAR TO END. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
| WAITING FOR'THE WAR TO END. j A touching and inspiring incident, ' illustrative of the spirit o£ France during the present period of stress, is described in "By Motor to the Fir ing Line." The author is Mr. Walter Hale, a veteran etcher, motorist, and illustrator of numerous books of tra vel, and he relates his experiences from an artist's point of view:-? "Upon- one occasion I went with a friend into a small lithographer's shop in the Rue Madame. For days I had been searching Paris for a cer tain kind of paper that comes from Austria-twice before I had found the same shop closed. Now a bell tinkled inside, a bolt was shot back and the door opened slowly. A man of middle age appeared out of the darkness and asked us to enter. He limped slightly, and was timid and nervous. He seemed to crave com pany. We rummaged through long drawers for the paper we wanted, and among the shelves for paper and ink. The man took us about the shop. The presses and work-tables were carefully dusted, t...
The Real Education for a Boy [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
The Real Education for a Boy Some very interesting reminiscen ces of His boyhood, related by Sir William ran Home, the actual build er of the Canadian Pacific Railway, are given by S. MacNaugliton In a recent article published in the "Corn hill": "The best thing a boy can do," Sir. William said, "is to collect. "Let him collect .something-I don't care what it is-and you will find he be gins to notice, and £rom noticing he begius to classify and to arrange. In terest develops, and wherever he goes there is nothing connected with his collection about which he is not keenly interested. The real educa tion for a boy is simply a matter of impressions. These cannot be se lected for him, but they color the whole of his life." "We were anxious to know at what age a boy may reasonably be expect-' oii to take an interest in collections, and learned from Sir William that he himself began at the age of two and a-lialf years. "1 had," he said, "a collection oi bright pebbles which were my great ...
Paying Off Our War Debts [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
Paying Off Our War DebU Ill the course or an article on "The National Need for Modern Busiues. ISquipment," which appears in a re cent number of "System," Lord Khondda says there is only one way o paying off the accumulated debt.-: incurred by this war, and that i-i t:> make goods and sell them. The more goods we can make, and the more quickly we can sell them, the more rapidly will the war debt and all thdt it means in retarding industry .be wiped oft. "Heavy taxation," i.c points out, "will tend to drive both mobile capital and the best ol labor out-of the country. We have got to get both of them back. We have go; to produce more than we now pro duce. And to do this we have got to organise the nation in a big effort ol industrial production. Nothing else can again secure to us the premier place in the markets of the world. Now we Juiow, from our muiiitkn making experiences, that, our iiuivi. trial population can produce more per man than it did before the war. The question is, ...
CROWNS THAT HAVE BEEN IN PAWN. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
CROWNS THAT HAVE BEEN PAWN. Germany and Austria will be pretty hard up when the war comes to an end, and all manner of schemes will probably have to be adopted to scraps money together. Perhaps the royal treasures of the War Lord and the Austrian Emperor will be sold or pawned. Such things have happened irefore. But how far the price of a crown would go towards paying off the enormous cost of modern warfare remains to be proved. It is interest ing to recall that the crown donned by the monarch of Austria, which wan made originally for Stephen of Hun gary some eight centuries ago, has been stolen, lost and pawned. On one occasion It was pilfered by a queen, who fled across the frozen Danube with it. and, being in need of ready cash, she pawned it for 2.S00 ducats. When it was finally traced and recov ered it was placed in a fortress in Hungary, and guarded night and day by a specially selected body of nobly horn soldiers. At the time of the Revolution it was buried in a forest to pre...
Church Services.. Sunday, 5th November, 1916. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
Ohurofc Saryicss. Sunday, 5th November, 1916, \1BTHODIST. - Wandiligong 8 pm, Bright 6.30 p.m., Freeburgh 3, p.m. Harrietville 11 a.m., Rev. L. E. Egan Lee. Porepunkah 7, Mr Rayner. CHURCH OF ENGLAND. - Bright 11 and 7, Rev. G. Brammall. Waudili goug 10, Rev. G. Brammall. Porepun kah 3.15, Rev. G. Brammall. PRESBYTERIAN.-Upper Bucklaud 11, Lower Buckland 2, Brookside 4, Bright 7, Mr A. McKeuzie Harrison.
POULTRY MEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
POULTRY MEMS. Do not breed from weak or un healthy birds. Greater fertility and stronger chicks are obtained by giv ing the breeders plenty of exercise, j Therefore, provide tuem with a good grass run. It is %vise to feed males away from the hens. Better to hatch a dozen .chickens from one good hen that 100 from in ferior hens. To be successful in rear ing chickens one of the principal re quirements is frequent changing on to new ground. It matters not how well you feed them, if they are left on tainted soil they will surely become diseased, and though some may live I they will be worthless. 1 In applying powder, hold the fowl by the feet, head down, and work the 1 powder well into the' feathers. | Feed the chickens about five times daily, and only what they will cat up | clean in a few minutes, except at ! night, when they should receive all 1 they want. | When a girl is in love her thoughts are about equally divided between the last time she saw him and the next itime he is coming...
Red Cross Society. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
Red Cross Society. THE local branch of above has forwarded the following goods to the Central Depot in Melbourne :-38 under flannel shirts, 20 top flannel shirts, 51 pairs knitted socks, 2 knitted scarfs, 10 towels, 12 hospital bags, 17 knitted face washers, old linen,'books and papers. Pollowiou were donatedMrs Ryder, 7 knitted face waahers, 4 towels; Mrs Warren, 10 finitted face waBhers; Mrs Fleming, pair socks; Mrs Sudekura, 1 knitted scarf; Vliss Henderson, 1 knitted scarf; Mrs Masciorini, 12 hospital bags, 6 towels.
The Alpine Obserber. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD, 1916 [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
%\xz JUpirte ©bserber. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD, 1916 Accounts are available at the local sub treasury for-J. Whelan, L. S. Renouf, J. P. M'Keogh, H. Roaohe and party, M. M'Keogh. Mr 0. E. Donnelly, dentist, of Wan garatta will visit Bright on Tuesday and Wednesday next, 7th and 8th November. Mr Donnelly may be Been at the Star Hotel. Two Wandiligong bandsmen were successful at the South Street com petitions at Ballarat laBt week. Mr W. Williams gained first honors in the B.B. bass selection, and Mr E. G. Attridge was placed third in the tenor horn solo. The following balance-sheet of the recent shop assistants social in aid of the Queen of Bright has been handed to us by Mr Rupert Manning, hon seo. Re ceipts-sooial (.door) ^6 9/; sale tickets, 10/; raffles, (sheep), £4 15/; ducks. £2 4/6; sweets, 11/6; A. Bruckner, dona tion, 5/. Total, £18 15/. Expenditure Printing, 6/; music (A. Bruckner 10/; credit balance, £17 19/; total, ^"18 15/. Another change took place in the weather on Monday...
Concerning People. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
Concerning People. AT a recent examination in music in con nection with the Melbourne University, held at Wangaratta, Miss May Attridge, of Wandiligong, who is well-known as a teacher in this district, passed in grade IV. piano and violin. Sub-inspector Harris, who is in charge of the Beechworth police district, has been promoted to the position of in spector. Mr R. J. Metcalfe, who has been em ployed as a traveller and counter hand by Messrs Brogan Bros., of this town, for some time, has accepted a responsible position at the North-Eastern Co-operation Stores at Wangaratta, and is leaving here at the end of the week. Mr Metcalfe's depar ture will be a loss to the community. Apart from being a courteous aad obliging business man, Mr Metcalfe has indenti fied himself with almost all branches of sport in the town, and in other directions he has shown not only on unselfish spirit, but has by his public actions rea lised that it was his duty to push along the common weal. As secretary t...
The Referendum. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
The Referendum. After months of agitation and a most vigorous campaign tUe great question : " Are you in favour of the Government having, in this grave emergency, the same compulsory powers over citizens in regard to requiring their military service (for tbe term of this war, outside the Commonwealth as it now has in regard to Military Service within the Commouwealtli ?" was put to the people of Australia on Saturday last, October 28. The Hedernl Ministry was split upon the question and, very early, it was evident that it was not regarded as a party question, for Labourites and Liberals spoke from the same platforms in favour of the question being answered in the affirm ative. They also spoke from the same platforms and urged the electors to vote " No." With nothing, in the monetary sense, to gain from their support of or opposition to the question, committees and speakers threw themselves into the campaign with a self-abnegatory en thusiasm which was remarkable. That self interest ...
The Referendum. LATEST FIGURES. (From Our Correspondent). MELBOURNE, Thursday afternoon, 5 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
LATEST FIGURES. (Fro m Our Correspondent). MELBOURNE, Thursday afternoon. 5 D 1*01,1,0WING are the latest figures of the count: New South Wales Victoria ... Queensland South Australia West Australia Tasmania ... Territories ... Ves. No. 302,530 422,422 309,489 292,424 113,298 120,897 75.982 78,933 .44,577 1,826 102,694 31,896 34,418 1,168 Total ... ... 926,633 1,005,919 Majority for No-79,286. It is expected that the final returns will be kuown in 11 days,
Accounted For. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
Accounted For. "What! another cup of tea, Mr. Dumley?" ex-claimed the landlady, as he passed his cup for the third time. "I am delighted to see that you are enjoying your supper." "Yes," responded Dumley. "I was quite hungry to-night, and the tea tastes unusually good." "Not very complimentary to me," went on the landlady, with a sort of second-class, genteel little 'laugh. "I generally make the tea myself, but to-night I was busy about something I else, and the cook made it. I wonder i what she could have put in it?" ""Well," responded Dumley, as he j stirred it gently with his spoon, "I should judge from the taste that she must have put some tea in it."
Mixed Compliment. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
Mixed Compliment. A Canadian visitor tells ail amus ing yarn about a noted Scottish sing er who is usually much appreciated when he crosses to the U.S.A. Once, however, at a matinee in an "exclu sive" district of Boston his reception was almost chilling. However, as the recital proceeded, he noticed.an old man, witli a char acteristic Scot's .face, beaming up on him from the audience; so he sang to that man alone, knowing he had one delighted hearer. At the end of the concert the vet eran asked and obtained an introduc tion to the vocalist, and thus address ed him: "Ah, mon, but I was glad to- see your honest Scotch face; of course, I didna' hear your singing, as I'm stone deaf." When may a man he said to be thoroughly sewn up?-When lie has pins and needles in his foot and a stitch in his side.