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Bright Christmas Carnival [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
Bright Christmas Carnival A MEETING of distriot ladies was held at tho Shire Hall ou Thursday afternoon to consider ways and means of assisting the carnival on Boxinit Day in aid of the Red Cross Funds. There were present: Bright, Meodames Gill, D. M'Fadgen jun., Traoy, Misses Walker, Fulton! M Lean; Wandiligonp, Mesdames Rio hards, J. Stephens, W. H. Golds worthy, R. Hswitson, Porepunkah, Mesdames Sorplasa and F. Stephens Mrs Traoy wbb voted to tha chair. After some diBoussion, it was decided to take over the management of the afternoon tea and allot the lolly stall to Porepunkah Various arrangements were made, and no doubt, with the co-operation of other sooietiea, a profitable afternoon will re
Wangaratta Pig Market [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
Wangaratta Pig Market FLANAGAN, NEWMAN AND CO. report having held their usual fortnightly pig and dairy oattle market on Tuesday, when they sold as follows:-We had a very large yarding of pigs forward, which oomprised 300 bead of baconera, slips and suckers, and we quote as follows:-Baoon Pigs.-The demand for baooners was very brisk, and we Bold at prices 5/ in advance o t lata rates. We sold behalf the following vendors:-A|o A. W. Parry pens at £4 19/, £5 4/6 and £5 17/; R Fisher £5 9/6 ; Beck Bros. £5 10/; light weights £i 5j; J. H. Pleitner £i 11/6 to £5 6/; pen of 20 baoon pigs, lightweights, a/c W. Baker £3 11/6 to /3 19/6; a/o M. Nolan £5 4J; W. J. Wood £4 18); G. Peterson £4 18/; M. Waters £4 9/6: P. M. Seymour £4 15/; B. LafTey ^"4 13/; M. Nay Ion £4 18/; E. Kiley £4 15/6 ; prime lightweights a/a Jno. Marks £4 12/ ; Mrs Grossman £5 4/; A. Kerr £5 10/6; A. Bennie £4 14/6 ; Geo. Kneebone £5 6/; H. Crawford £5 6/6; P. Travis to £419/6; Coughlan Bros. £516/6; Levi Holt £418/6; J...
FIVE MIDDLESBROUGH TOLL BARS REMOVED. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
i FIVE MIDDLESBROUGH/ TO^i., || BARS REMOVED. ' ' jJ After being about/the'oniy district: in England where ? toll bars still ex-' istert, the county borough of Middles-! brougli lias now secured the removal of live out of six within .'its borders.' Tiie live toll bars removed ; included, one at the entrance to North Orniesbyi in North Ormegby-rp'sd, jointly owned by t he Middlesbrough Estate - (Ltd.) I anil J. Penriynian; another,;in Mart ton-road, at Grove. Hill, owned-by the .Middlesbrough. Estate (Ltd.); one in Cargo Fleet-road, near the Navigatiorj Inn, also owned'by. the, Middlesbrough Estate (Ltd.). One .at . Cargo Fleet (South Bank-road), owned by Lord Furness, and one in Cargo Fleet-lane> near Ormesby village, also owned by Lord Furness. The only remaining toli bar will be that owned by Capt.-.Ward Jackson on the South Bank-road.. i Messrs. Hood and Co. Ltd., printers and designers; Middlesbrough, have issued an interesting booklet on the subject of the toll bars., Despit...
Under Suspicion. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
Under Suspicion. Several members of a women's club were chatting; with a little-daughter of their liostes.s. . ' ? . "I suppose you are a great' help to your 'mamma?" said one. ' : ; ' , "Oh, yes!" replied" the little miss, "and.so is ;"Etliel; biit!it is'/rny';turiy to count the spoons to-day aftisr the com pany is gone." "" -f ' ? Messrs. W. Reynolds and: Son :Pty. Ltd. i-eport-prices-»for- week ending , November 15, -1910:-Beet-Prime J bodies, 40/- to 4S/- per lOOlbs.; me dium 42/-. to .45/-. Fores, 30/ to 3S/ per lOOlbs.'; ' "medium 32/- to 35/-.. Hinds, 55/- to 5S/- per ' lOOlbs.; me dium 51/- to 53/-.. Sheep-Light, 5%d. to 0d.; heavy, 5%d. Lambs-Spring,. 0% to G%.; heavy, Gd. Veal-Large, vealers, 5%d. to Gd.; medium, 4%d. to o'/id. Small vealers, 5d._to 5%d.; 'medium, 4%d.-to 5d. Small calves, . 5d. to 5%d.; medium, 4%d. to 5d. ; Pork-Small porkers, . 9%d. to lOcl.; i medium, 8%d. to 9%d. Large pigs, j S'/id. to S%d.; medium 7%d. to Sd.
PERFUMES AS DISINFECTANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
PERFUMES AS DISiNFECTANTS. Persian saw the earliest develop^ orient of the perfume, industry,. The' priests in Egypt, who were the sole depositaries of science, knew the sec ret of aromatic substances aud pre pared them. Egyptian perfumes ac quired great celebrity, especially those made in Alexandria. The Israelites, during their sojourn in Egypt, adopted the use of aromatic, substances. The Jews were fond of cosmetics; and-even used them: to : paint 'the" ; face.All these perfumess were .extracted from essences of trees and-various plants. :The Greeks, who loved; elegance; were especially addicted > to ? the'use of per fumes, , and they .taught their t secrets and usage to the; Romans.'"'' The lat ter, in the days of tlieir decadence, went so far as " to. scent the " coats of their, dogs. In the Middle: Ages the Arabs, Venetians, Genoese,''arid Flor entines became famous for the pre paration ; o£ sweet-smelling essences. Prance did not become acquainted with perfumes until . aft...
Discharged Soldiers' Appeal. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
Discharged Soldiers' Appeal. The committee of the Common wealth Button Fund has decided on making a special appeal to the public on Friday, December 1, by the issue of a button, the proceeds of the sale being devoted to our discharged wounded and disabled soldiers. It Bliould be made perfectly clear that the fund has no connection at present with the Repatriation Fund now being organised by the Common wealth Government, and that the money is required solely to give im mediate relief to those in need. A sum of £17,370 has already been disbursed by the State War Council, and this amount has been given in ways that experience shows to be ab solutely necessary, namely: temporary cash assistance, rent, paying off fur niture and protecting the liome, in de fraying the cost of journeys recom mended medically or for other approv ed circumstances, in the sustenance of tho hopelessly unfit pending final ar rangements being made, funeral ex penses, cash assistance to wives to tide over tempora...
A CENTURY AGO. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
A CENTURY AGO. One hundred years ago a man could not take a ride on a steamboat. He had never seen an electric light or dreamed of an electric car. He could not send a telegram or talk through the telephone. He had never imagined such a thing as a type-setting machine or a type writer. He had never received a typewritten communication. Ho could not call in a shorthand writer and dictate a letter. He had never heard a phonograph or seen a cinema. He never looked pleasant before a photographer, or had his photo taken. He had never heard of the germ theory, or worried over bacilli and bacteria. He had never struck a match. He had never seen his wife using a sewing machine. He could not take an anaesthetic and have his leg cut off without feel ing it. He had never crossed an iron bridge. He had never taken a ride in a lift. He could not buy a paper for a half penny and learn everything that had happened the day before all over the world. He had never used anything but a ; wooden plough....
Scrubbing It Off. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
Scrubbing It Off. It is just as well there has been no particular outcry against extrava gance in the use of scrubbing brushes, else one good lady would have "caught it." She was swilling the flags whilst two of the neighbors stood near keeping up a conversation. This was so interesting that neither of them noticed anything particular when the lady of the broom, after us ing it pretty freely in a particular place,'put it on one side and fetched a scrubbing brush and soap. Down she went on her knees, and gave the refractory pavement a good scrub and a swill. . "Well," she exclaimed, "I can't tell what's the matter with this flag. I've broomed it and scrubbed it, and there's a dark patch still that I can't get off. Just have a look." Thus addressed, her neighbor bent nearer, but the . dark patch moved also. It was the shadow of her head that the industrious lady had been trying to wash away. A farmer, steering- a drove of trou blesome porkers down a lane, met a group of superior young...
Grave and Gay. It Was a Mole. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
Grave and Gay, Was a Mole. Ia tiie eloquent and impressive way which is exclusively his own, the Self-Made Man was holding forth on the subject upon which he was best informed, and always more or less in teresting-to wit, himself, and his manifold virtues. His audience was a poor old woman to whom he made a weekly dole; but none is too lowly to be instructed and edified, sayeth the Self-Made Man. "Yes," he repeated, "all that I am 1 made myself. How did I do it! Why, I have had my nose to the grind stone for thirty-four years." Granny Goodman fixed her eyes with awe upon the great man's nasal organ. "And you ain't wore it down yet," she said, feelingly. "Law, what ob stinate things them pimples are, to be sure."
THE MEDIOCRITY OF BERLIN. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
THE MEDIOCRITY OF BERLIN. With a thorough knowledge of Ger man life, acquired through years of close association with various classes of society, Mr. Poultney Bigelow, a much-travelled American, gives in his latest hook, "Prussian Memories," his impressions of so-called "art" in the capital of the German Empire: - "Berlin is today a byword among artists for mediocrity if not vulgarity in the way of imperial statuary and architecture. To one who is fresh from the semi-Latin Bavarian capital and who after a night in the train suddenly finds himself in Berlin face to face with a wilderness of stone and marble representing millions of marks paid out to architects, sculp tors, and stonemasons, the melan choly conclusion for"es- itself upon him that all this imperial quarry would scarcely repay to a successful French army the cost of carriage-at least not the latter-day stuff. "Yet the specimens in Berlin are not a criterion of what Germany could produce to-day if her best ar tists had be...
THE MAN IN THE MOON. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
THE MAN IN THE MOON. Said the ftaggcdy Man, on a hot after noon: "My! Sakes! What a lot o' mistakes Some little folks makes on The Man ill the Moon. But people that's be'n.up to see him, like me, And calls on him frequent and inti mutly, Might drop a few facts that would in terest you Clean! . Through! , 1£ you wanted 'em to Some actual facts that might interest you! "0 The Man in the Moon has a crick in Ms back; Whee! Whimm! Ain't you sorry for him'? And a mole on his nose that is purple and black; And his eyes are so weak that they water and run If he dares to dream even he looks at the sun; So he jes' dreams of stars, as the doctors advise My! Eyes! But isn't he wise To jes' dream of stars, as the doctors advise? "And The Man in the Moon has a boil on liis ear Whee! Whing! What a singular thing! 11 know! but these facts are authentic, my dear; There's a boil on his ear and a corn on his chin (He calls it a dimple-but dimples stick in). Yet it might be a dimple turned over, you kn...
Did Not Advertise. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
Did Not Advertise. During a meeting of "ad." writers held recently someone told the follow ing: "A man entered a shop one cold day and bought a woollen muffler. When he opened the muffler he found inside the photograph of a beautiful girl with a note couched in these terms: " 'If you are single, please write to me.' "A name and address followed, and the man smiled. He was single. He placed the photo on his library table. In a week he had fallen in love with the picture of the beautiful girl. So he wrote to her. "A week passed, during which the bachelor was in a fever of impatience. Finally he received this terrible blow in the shape of n letter: " 'Dear Sir,-The Mary Jones to whom you wrote was my grandmother -she died nine years ago, aged 87. Yours truly.' "Upon investigating this strange case the broken-hearted bachelor dis covered that he had purchased the muffler from a dealer who did not. ad vertise."
Who Said Rats? [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
Who Said Rats? "Did I ever tell yer the tale, sir, of tlie rats on the Mary Ann? 'Ow we salted their tails to catcli 'em, and slaughtered 'em to a man-all except one hoary varmint, a wily old bundle of craft, who, when 'e 'ad dodged us neat ly, put 'is paw to 'is nose and laughed? "But one day we trapped him nicely, and all of us crowded around. Did 'e give up the game, d'ye say, sir? Not a bit of it, you be bound. No, 'e jumped on the deck-rail, blow me! and, taking a mighty leap, 'e landed on top of a seagull wot was swimmin' the vasty deep. "They fought for a moment gamely, but the rat 'e was at her throat, and when 'e 'ad killed 'er, guv'nor, 'e turn ed 'er into a boat. Yes, 'e lifted 'er right wing quickly, as a sail for to catch the breeze, and rowed with the left to the shore, sir-thank ee, sir. *A shillin' be very 'andy nowadays." I
Frankly Admitted. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
Frankly Admitted. Some time ago a charming girl came to town to spend a week with a young woman friend. While there she was induced to take part in a church bazaar, and was given charge of the confectionery stall. Eventual ly a middle-aged man was led that way. "They tell me I must buy some chocolates," smiled the victim, pick ing up a box from the stall. "How much is this?" "A sovereign," answered the girl, without any visible evidence of con scientious pangs. "Dm," thoughtfully returned the victim, glancing from the chocolates to the girl, "aren't you a little dear?" "Well," coyly rejoined the other, "that's what all the boys say."
Spoiled the Joke. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
Spoiled the Joke. A party of men were discussing at the dinner table the relative merits of their favorite heroes. They were waxing warm over the subject, when one man appealed to his host to agree with him in saying Napoleon was the greatest man of the age. "Why, yes," was the reply. "Napo leon was a very great man, but this" -holding up the nutmeg grater which ho had used in mixing the punch-bowl-"is a grater." A would-bo wit who was one of the party thought he would like to repro duce the joke as his own, so lie care fully arranged a dinner at which none of the men now present should ap pear. A table napkin was laid by him, under which a grater was con cealed, and the conversation skilfully led up to the desired topic. Wellington was the hero of the evening, the host keeping discreetly out «f the discus sion. Presently a man observed, "We have not heard your opinion, Brown." The host immediately seized his opportunity, and producing the little instrument said, gravely, "Wellingto...
ANTIQUITY OF CLOCKS. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
ANTIQUITY OF CLOCKS. Cocks are so old that it is ilillicult for man to count their age, but it is certain that clocks o£ some sort, with wheels and .,\veigl)ts, were in use as long as eight'or nine hundred years ago. Before that people had measur ed time by sun-dials or noon-dials, tolling the hour by the shadows cast upon the flat dial. "After.a while hour glasses were invented, two ' round glass bulbs which were connected by a tube; people put sand in one of these bulbs arid, w-hen it had all trickled Into the other bulb, they knew that a certain space of time had passed. Pendulum clocks were first in use iu about the year 1650. The Chinese had compasses long be fore the Europeans, nsing them, as men do to-day, in the steering of ships. European' sailors began using com passes in about the year 1300.
Comes on Unexpectedly. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
Comes on Unexpectedly Diarrhoea oomeB on unexpectedly and before the patient realises it a serious disorder ma? develop. During the sum mer attacks are very frequent and often are eo swift in their results that life is in danger before a physician can bo summoned. Everyone should keep a bottlo of Chamberlain's Colio and Diar rhoea Remedy in the home for immediate UBe in oases of this bind. If given at the first unusual looseness of the bowels the attaok may be avoided. For sale by Walker'feroa., Bright; .T H. Jones, Harrieivillo | 0. Lardi. W .ndili?'>nit; 0. Q. Goodman, Porapuukah j J Ri'.chie, Buokland. I
Prohibition of Shouting [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
Prohibition of Shouting PROVISION for the prohibition of "shouting" is made in new clauses to the Licensing Acts Amendment Bill which will be moved by Mr Blackburn. One of these reads as follows . (1) Any person who in any licensed premises or club, either on his own behalf or as a servant or agent of any other person, sells or supplies any liquor to any person to be drunk on the premises, unless the liquor is ordered and paid for by the person supplied, shall be liable to a penalty of not less than two pounds nor more than five pounds. (2) Any person who in any licensed premises or club, orders or pays for or lends or advances money to pay (or any liquor sold or supplied to any other person to be drunk on the premises, shall be liable to a penalty of not less than two pounds nor more than five pounds. (3) Any person who, in licensed premises or club, consumes any liquor which any person has paid for or has agreed to pay for, or lent or advanced money to pay for, shall be liable to ...
CHAPTER XVI. The Night Vigil. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
CHAPTER XVI. The Night Vigil. When Monday, the 17th of June, came round, the day for which both Franklin and the detective had wait ed with the liveliest impatience, an unseen event that startled them by its unexpectedness, rendered them doubly anxious for the success of the j plans they had laid. This was nothing less than the re turn to full possession o£ his senses, of Royd Bui ton. There had been, occasional periods of consciousness lately, but he had not been encour aged to speak, nor had he been al lowed to see anyone except liis nurses. But now his mind, so long an exile from its kingdom, had come back to him; his memory of events up to the time of his fall was clear, and his indomitable will was begin ning to assert itself again. He insisted, to nurse and doctor, that he must see Hugo Franklin; he would not "excite" himself, he said in answer to a quiet admonition; but he had something to say, and he would rest more quietly if he were allowed to say it. The doctor succumbed ...
A Threefold Threat. THE STORY OF A MYSTERY. Published by arrangement with Ward. Lock & Co. Ltd., London & Melb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XV. A Torn Letter. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 24 November 1916
A Threefold Threat. THE STORY OF A MYSTERY. By DERWENT MIALL. Published by arrangement with Ward. Lock & Co. Ltd., London & Melb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XV. A Torn Letter. Augustine Warren's guilty demean or, no less tlian his words, took both Franklin and the d tective by sur prise. The "confession," however, was for Franklin's ears alone, so Mr. Skipton, merely remarking that he might return to Greylands during- the day, went off down the road, carefully following a faint but perceptible trail-the trail of a man who had run that way in rubber-soled shoes. Then the two young men began walking slowly up the gravel drive to wards the house. "So you have a c nfession to make?" said Franklin, his mind clouded by vague suspicions. Warren's painful agitation suggested that lie was about to unburden himself of sbme very dark secret. Was it possible that he knew anything about Bulton's mys terious enemy? His next words seem ed to confirm this idea. "I have a confessio...