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Licensing Acts Amendment Bill. GROCERS' LICENCES TO BE ABOLISHED. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 1 December 1916
Licensing Acts Amendment Bill. GROCERS' LICENCES TO BE ABOLISHED. IN tho Legislative Assembly on Tuesday of last week, further consideration was given to the Licensing Act Amendment Bill. An amendment that after the 31st of Docember, 1920, no grocer's licence ehall be granted, renewed or transferred was submitted by Mr J. W. Billson, M.L.A. Speaking on tho amendment, tho Hon. A, A. BillBon, ML.A., member for the Ovene, said:-"Those who have tny viewB to express on this question should express them now. I understand from members of the Government that tho vote on this proposal will bo a te?t vote. I most express my profound sur prise to learn, for the first time, that as a body the licensed viotuallerB are extremely anxious for tho abolition of the grocer'n . licence. If that is true, I must say that [ they have been very badly and unwisely led. The licensed victuallers know, as wb I know, that there is a pronounced feeling amongst the Women's Christian Temper anco League, and simila...
Municipal Conference. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 1 December 1916
Municipal Conference. EIGHTY delegates attended a conference held at Ballarat on Wednesday of last week under the auspices of the Country Municipal Association of Victoria. After lengthy discussion on the damaging effects of centralisation on country districts, the conference resolved:-"That all Dresent form themselves into a de centralisation and country development league, with power to form branches in every municipality outside a radius of 40 miles of Melbourne, and that each delegate pledges himself to do his utmost to form a branch in the town or district represented by him.1' Ors. Cook (Oxley), and Phillips (Beechworth) were elected members of the executive committee. A motion for municipal control of Parliamentary candidates was referred to the executive for consideration and amendment. The following motion by Cr. Cook (Oxley) was carried "That all land purchased for closer settlement should be 1 e-valued by expert land valuers -one Government and one local-and that land be ...
CHAPTER XVIII. A Message in the Night. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 1 December 1916
CHAPTER XVIII. A Message in the Night. Hugo Franklin almost hnteil his former ally when he realised his astuteness. It was now out of his power to relieve the anxiety which Diana said was tearing her heart. His first act next morning was to write and to tell her that if she saw Skiptou still in the neighborhood she was to know that the detective's presence there was not of liis seeking. For his own part, denied access to her, he was going back to London, to await the expiry of the week she had asked for in which to prepare herself to ex plain her interest in Bulton's assail ant. He had business in London that called for liis attention; he would take this- opportunity of dealing with it. Leaving Skiptou triumphantly in the field, he departed from Uockhurst by an early train next morning. And as the miles slipped away under him he asked himself, over and over again, why "Warren had wished to reconcile him with Hilda. Had he given the true reason, or had he seen the grow ing sympathy b...
A Threefold Threat. THE STORY OF A MYSTERY. Published by arrangement with Ward. Lock & Co. Ltd., London & Melb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XVII. Franklin Makes a Promise. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 1 December 1916
A Threefold; Threat* THE STORY, OF A MYSTERY. By DERWENt MIAl.L. Published by arrangement with V/nnl Lock & Co. Ltd., London: ,& fllelb All Rights Reserved CHAPTER. XVII. Franklin Makes'a-Promise. »yo«!" exclaimed Franklin, ? in amazement. . . . . , . . Slie faced liiin, panting a little from the shock of .discovery. Then she lunched nervously. ..you startled me. It was sucli a lovely night that I-I--" - Franklin was bewildered; a thou sand tumultous'thoughts' chased one another through liis mind. Predomin ant was the hideous ..conviction that Diana, in some capacity as yet un known, was mixed -up in this black business that had'kept him and Skip ton so busy o£ late. The thing seem ed incredible; and, yet, what else was he to believe? Why else was she here? 'it was not the beauty of the night that tempted me so far," he said lamely. What was he to do or say now? How could he tell Diana that he suspected she was there to meet that man of dark and dangerous char acter ...
WHEN YOU FALL FAR. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 1 December 1916
WHEN YOU FALL FAR. It is quite a mistake to think that when a person falls' from a great height his heart stops before ever his body touches the ground. Brea thing may be suspended for a few minutes, but if artificial respiration is applied at once, life can be re stored in many cases. This was proved in America, when a girl fell a distance of 200 feet, with no more serious results than some fractured bones and a few internal injuries. She compares her sensations while fall ing to the faintness one feels when travelling downwards in a jerky lift. It was only in the moment of landing that she lost consciousness. Doctors assert that such accidents would not so often prove fatal if artificial re spiration were more generally tried. Just because the patient's pulse is not beating it is a fatal error to think he must therefore be dead. Treat him as you would a man rescued from drowning, and in nine cases out of ten you will .save his life.
CHAPTER XIX. The Shadow of Death. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 1 December 1916
CHAPTER XIX. The Shadow of Death. At sight of tliose words, Franklin felt as though lie had received a cold aouclie down his spine. That the threat came from a man of fierce pur pose and of reckless courage he had, by now, good reason to know. And it was easy to guess why the threat had been made. The fellow believed that Franklin was tracking him down, was dogging him in London. His last murderous plan was the natural se quel of that chance exchange of glances in Prideaux-street. Franklin opened the door of his flat and looked out. The white staircase was empty. He hurried down the stairs and questioned the liall-porter. "Who came upstairs just now'" he asked. "Boy messenger, sir." "Do you know the boy by sight?" No, sir. He said he had a message to leave with you, and had been told not to knock and ask for a receipt, as you would no doubt be asleep." "I see. Thank you." He went slowly up the stairs again. There was nothing to be gained by discovering the boy who ha'd delivered the...
About Our Soldiers. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 1 December 1916
About Our Soldiers. MKS HONEYCHURCH, of Wandiligong, was informed on Monday afternoon last that her son, Private Hector Honey church, who is "somewhere in France," bad beon wounded. 'Nothing is known of the nature of the injuries. Mr N. L. O'Connor, solicitor, of Fitzroy, and formerly of Bright, has received word that his eldest son. Gunner Desmond O'Connor, was wounded in the battle at the Somme on last Thursday week. From accounts received from thosf who have returned from the training camps, a complete and costly farce in being made of the drilling and routine work in the camps. There is so littl» discipline in one of the camps that thf men did not even ask for leave when they wanted to go to the township. Volunteering was good and training was carried out in earnest until the result of the Anzac vote was heard, which it is alleged gave a considerable lift to the Noes. Before the vote volunteering was good, but since it has dwindled to a low percentage, and the continuance of the...
Bright Shire Volunteers. Men who are Serving their Country. OUR ROLL OF HONOR. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 1 December 1916
Men who are Serving their Country. OUR ROLL OF HONOR. WE give below the list of those residents who are either fighting or on their way to fight for the Empire and freedom, to gether with those who are natives of the district but at the time of their enlistment were residing in other parts of the State Also a list of those heroes who have fallen in their country's cause : Died from Illness Ray M'Lcan (Wandiligong) G. I>. Reuton(Harriotvilio) Killed iu Action. F. 15. Metcalfe (Bright) II. Houeychurcll (WandiligonR) G M Jiieii (Lower Buckland) A- Murray (Freeburgh) W. A. V. IliffKS (Bright) C. Pool (Fre burgh) A S. Attridge (Wandiligong) C- OarthBW (Happy Valiey) T I'atton (Buffalo Rirer) T. Willouehby (vtyrtleford) N. Itothcry (Myrileford) J- If. Shalberg (Bright) Joe Gribble (Wandiligong) A. Joluiston (Bright) 51, Georce (Bright) T. C. Grenness (Harrietvillo) A. E. Jessiip (Porepunkah) II. I'ople (Bright) J- M'Donald (Harrietvillo) G. Seaitier-Kamsay (Porepnnkah) Tom Mummery (Myr...
Spraying Potato Crops. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 8 December 1916
Spraying Potato Crops. Ah anticipated in this column a few weeks ago, blight has made its appearance in tlie potato crops. Warm, moist weather con dilionB, such as ara now being experienced, are favourable to the development of the disease. It may therefore be expected to oauae heavy loas to growers, unless mea sures are immediately taken to control it. ThiB can be done by apraying the growing crop. It muBt be distinctly understood that the operation muBt be carried out beforo the diaeaBe makes its appearance. Xo recipe which while proving to be nn effective fungioide can be guaranteed to cause no injurious consequences to the crop has been discovered. It is, however, better to accept the risk of this happening than to loso the total orop through blight. The beat spraying mixture to use is the soda Bordeaux, which is comprsed of sul phate of copper (blueatone), washing soda, and water. It is mixed in the following proportions: Sulphate of copper 81b. Washing soda ... 10!b. Water 40g...
Australia's Industrial Troubles. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 8 December 1916
Australia's Industrial Troubles. THE Prima Miniatar will need loyal Hiipport of all thoughtful Australians Already that section of the preaa which worships aucoBi'a, has begun to tie nounca him. Ita love far good cooled the moment it found that he had miscalculated tho mood of the electors, and had failed to Becure a "Yes" majority. What little affection was lefr, Iroza when he' failed to end the coal strike witli dramatic suddenness. I'lie strong man of tho leading articles would have nationalised the mineh and Bet the miners at work on tomm wholly satisfactory to them and to the community. True, Mr Hughes id Prima Minister of a nation divided ioto two sections which for years have secured Sonate votes only Bome email percentage apart, which on the vital iwBUa of conscription shewed a majority of but 60,000 on a poll of well ovei fwo millions. True, he has no parlia. mentary majority. True, he has no professional soldiers eager or willing to coerce men who aro not disposed 'o work....
Sporting. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 8 December 1916
Sporting:. HORSE OWNERS are reminded that nominations for Bright Hardicap, Novelty Pony Race, Hack Race, Welter Handi cap, Handicap Open Trot, and Jumpers' Contest, in connection with the Bright Boxing Day Carnival close on Monday, iStli December Nominations for all woodchops at the same meeting are. due ou Saturday, 16th December. Little F. Foley, who rode Sasanof in the Melbourne Cup, had a substantial offer to go to New Zealand to follow the practice of his profession. It was sought to engage his services for Mr W. G. Stead's stable, but the ofter was declined. An expetienced racegoer in accounting for big attendances at recent race meet ings, stated that it was a sure sign a number of people were short of money. "They go to races," he said, "to try and collect from bookmakers what they are unable to earn them selves." Of the twenty-four races decided at the V R C. Spring Meeting, Victorian stables accounted for eleven. N S.W. horses in Wolaroi, Pah King, Colugo, Thana, Pleasant ...
Eradication of St John's Wort. BEECHWORTH COUNCIL FAVORS CONFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 8 December 1916
Eradication of St John's Wort. BEECHWORTH COUNCIL FAVORS CONFERENCE. "otiiov.'iso the' motion nobmitud at last . meriting qj th'*' loci CGUr.C-iJj-S-iO-. read at the ordinary meeting of the Beech worth Couacil on Friday last, suggesting ihe appointment of inapeotor whose whole time might he occupied io nil the Bhires north of Wangaratta as a joint i.fScer to prevent a farther spread of St John'* Wort. It was suggested that a conference of shires interested might be convened to discuss th» advisability of waiting on the Government and asking its help towards this end. Or Wurner Bai I they had a conference a few years aeo re St John's Wort, but no good had come of it. The Minister said lie had no money available, BO it was ime. less sending a deputation to him. If each shire done ita duty there would be no need for more inspectors. Cr Diffoy said nothing had come of the 1 last conference held. By amalgamating the shi-es and having a Government inspector they would be no belter off. He...
Australia's Soldiers. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 8 December 1916
Australia'siSoIdiers. STATISTICS relating to the strength of the Australian Expeditionary Forces were furnished in the House of Rep resentatives on Wednesday by Mr Laird Smith, the Assistant Minister of Defence. He stated*that 5692 officers and 207,482 men had left Australia for combatant duty in the firing line. There were 809 officers and 9320'Jother ranks per forming army 'medical1 corps duties; 210 officers and 8481 other ranks were engaged in army service corps and army transport duties, while 16 officers and 214 other ranks were performing other non-combatant duties.
The Kaiser and Hindenburg [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 8 December 1916
The Kaiser and fflndenburg COMMENTING 'on Hie appointment of Field Marshal voir Bindenburg to the supreme command of the German Army, (he London "Spectator." says :-The Em peror dara not risk o defeat with Hinden 1'urg not in supreme command, for if that were to happen the very stones of Berlin would cry aloud againBt the Em poror for not having taken the notion which the people think must lead io victory-the employment of the old bull dog soldier. Now if things go liadJy, as doubtless the Emperor has come tc know that they muBt, he will at any rate be able to say ; ' You cannot blame me. [ obuyod the voice of public opinion when it became clear, sent away my own chooen General and took yours inBtead. Tin responsibility for what has happened is on tho German people, oot on me.' Though Fiold-MarBhal von Hindenburg is undoubtedly the idol of the people, there is no reaBon to suppose that ho is a Mollke or a Cainot, or that tharo la any chance of htB being able to turn the tide of batt...
Red Cross Society. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 8 December 1916
Red Cross Society. IK view of recently cabled information that eggs are costing sixpense each in Eng land, the Red Cross Society is arranging for further shipments at an early date, and supplies of fresh eggs are being col lected in cold Btorago for that purpose. Australian prioioners of war in Germany will find in future parcels of food sent to thorn by the.Commissioners from London tina of Australian butter or dripping, tinned Australian heef or rabbit, and lib. tins of Australian biacni:s In addition to tho familnr labolB, thesa -lina will aho bear th» brand of the Australian Rad CroaB, so that the recipients will know that they are a gift from the people of their native land. Victorian branches are notified that from tho beginning of December until further notice limited supplies of flinnolotto at 7d. per yard will be obtainable from the oentrul depot. Orders will be fulfilled in rotation as received.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 8 December 1916
??????? IS ad 'J'aste iu tiic Mouth If you wake iii the morning with a bad tana in your mouth you may know that your liver is sluggish and your stomach di-i &lt;rdered. A dose of Chamberlain's Tablets will quickly relieve you Make a pr'.ictico of tn.fcinr&lt; an occasional dose of Chamberlain's Teb'eu and you will never .be troubled with siu^Ush lifer or dis ordered etoruaen^ For sale by Walker Bros. Bright: J. H. Jones, Harriet villa; C. tiiirdi, WanailigonK; C. G. .Goodman, Porapunkah ; J. Ritchie, Buck land. CLARKE & CO., STOGiC & SHARE BROKERS, 3 1 1 Collins-street (Melbourne, v' ' P. J. BREEN, Kkpresknx ativji. TO STAND THIS SEASON at "FAIRY GLEN," POIiE PUNKAH, and travel the surrounding distiict). The Clydesdale Stallion, ^ 21 &lt;o> (Holds Life Certificate for Soundness). SlilON i3 a beautiful rich bay, 9 years old, standing 16.1 hands high, with good flat bone and hair of the right quality, has a docile temper, and has proved himse...
WANDILIGONG BRANCH. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 8 December 1916
WANDILIGONG BRANCH. Tuf. usual fortnightly meeting was held at Library on December 2nd Mra llicharns presided. Minutes of provious meeting wore confirmed on motion of Mra Thomas, seconded by Mi'bb Robortson. Members expressed deep sympathy for Mrs Hedge iof&er Bid bereavement, and secretary was roiftructed to write a letter of condolonce. It was decided to have the following stalls at Jumiile Fair :-Produce, Mob dames Honeychurch and Norley; sweets, MisBeo Bessie, Nellie and Raby Howitson; JapnneBe laundry, Meadatnes RichardB. H.izelton, and Mies Koberlsnn ; jumble, Mesdnmes W. H. Gribble, R. Hewitson, and C. Lindsay; refreahment aDd coke, Mrs Boaeas, Misses A. Gow, E. Crofts, M. Crofta. Further attractions-brau-dip, hoop la, Aunt Sally, etc. The bag of flour donated by Mr W. Jjardi realisnd £2 10/, and was won by Mies Snell. Donations to Jumble Fair are earnestly solicited. .
New Pulp Paper. AN AUSTRALIAN ENTERPRISE. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 8 December 1916
Hew Pulp Paper. .':AN, AUSTRALIAN ENTERPRISE. -SYDNEY merchants have arranged for the creation of a paper pulp-mtking - plant at near Oiiros (Queensland). All the pu'p wilt be made from noxious / : weeds, such as Chinese burr, sida retuaa, hlady grass, lantunt, e'.o. The enterprise .'-'is. the outcome of experiments by the ; Itev. Joseph Campbell the well known "? .Australian geologist. Mr C.impboll has laid the foundation of a powerful syndicate, '^g^sfotmrhiolj^tfaBfConeea^ of ; the Minister 1 ' fiyguatoaw haa'bjen asftdLJSaat or.4a.v s222Eaw»alrtSdy^wm jece.Lved for £15,0,00 worth of pu'p* from three varieties of - weeds. He has also undertaken to pro duce dyes in commercial quantities not only for woollen manufacturers but for paper and cardboard manfacturers. Color . in» of lollies will ulso be produced from ' native vegetation. Mr Campbell should be invited liera to exporiment on St. - -/ i John's wort. - Casualty list No. 246 was issued by the Defence "department on Monday. I...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 8 December 1916
MELBOURNE G. G. FOX, B.A., LL.R.. SOLICITOR. GAVAN - STREET, BRIGHT. TRUST MONEYS TO LEND. [Tel. No. 10, Bright.] MR. 33. TAIiBOT JOKES, DENTAL SURGEON, 91 COLLINS ST., MELBOURNE, visits BRIGHT evtiry two weeks. Gold filling, crown work, painless extractions by laughing gas, cocaine, &c. Artificial teeth a speciality. NEXT VISIT-Alpine Hotel, Bright, Tuesday, December 12th, from 4 30 p.m. ; all day, Wednesday, 13th. r&lt; Bright Xmas Patriotic Carnival Entries close Saturday, 16th December for Woodchops. . Monday, 18th December for Horse Events. AT NIGHT The BRIGHT COMEDY ^COMPANY will by Special request, re-produce MfcGr".0N TO BERLIN -Kss.. Qrand Ball and Supper. Afternoon Tea and Sweets Stalls conducted by Bed CroRB Societies. Mr. II. H. MANNING, J.P., President. Wandiligong Brass Band. E. J. DELANY, Secretary. - ^======J FASCINATING XMAS GIFTS! Why worry about what to give this Xmas ? J. S. H. WALKEK thrashed this out many months ago-long before the tremendous ri...
The Versatile Y.M.C.A. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 8 December 1916
The'Versatile. Y.M.G.A. In a small li'reneli >hop lha oth§r day . u new arrived Australian proffered a Dice . new Australian m>:e, and tho matronly ?madonie behind the counter promptly re ' . fused it, rieclmin to" be convinced thai it was not a beer Jubel. ???I Tho ,incident is told by Mr Percy Wisharl, onoi-of the military secrotuiies : ot the Young Men's Christian Aseocia Hon m -FraDce,. in a letter just to hand. - "'J invited ttio Australia!),'' he says, " to como lo Ilie. Y.M.G. lint, where 1 (Thanged the noto for French coin."" We ^re allowed to change Egyptian and . Indian silver, postal orders, treasury notes, and so oil into Fronch currency, which is n convomenco to those troops carrying foreign ? coin. Wo do a variety of work for tlio koICIkts. One man who has left the area has commissioned me to attend to the erection- of an infcribed wooden cross and fence for Ilia brother's gravo.-Others havo asked mo to remit money on their behalf to friends in Eng land, which ha...