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The Growing Corn. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 12 January 1912
The Growing Corn. The farmer ploughs his stubble And sows the swelling grain, He hopes with toil and trouble To reap the fertile plain. At last the grain is yellow, And deepening to gold; The farmer, happy fellow, Who's ploughed and sown and rolled, Is glad of heart, with reason, And reaps — if fine the morn, But I, whate'er the season, Can always cut my corn!
A DEVOTED DOCTOR. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 12 January 1912
A DEVOTED DOCTOR. We are apt to believe in these days that heroism has almost ceased to exist, or, at least, that it is limited to those whose duty lies in perilous paths. A little reflection, however, will prove that this is an entirely erroneous idea. Many brave deeds have been left almost unrecognised, and not the least in the long roll of heroes is Dr. Samuel Rabbeth; but few, probably, can tell who he was, An ttfTi n 4- jl i J nrli? ltnn «m Atilr ui w uau uccu ac uiu wuiuu uao maia* ed him out as a hero. On October 15, 1886, a little child upon whom the operation of tracheo tomy had been performed lay appar ently dying of diphtheria. Unless the suffocating membrane were removed the child would die ere one minute had elapsed. Although fully con scious of the danger he incurred, the ' young doctor — he was just sevenand twenty — sucked, it away through a tube. The child lived, but the promising young man, from whom great things were expected by his tutors and the senior physician...
A Bird-Woman's Eye View. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 12 January 1912
A Bird-Woman's-Eye View. The aviator's wife was taking her first trip with her husband in his air ship. 'Wait a minute, George,' she sad; 'I'm afraid we will have to go down again.' 'What's wrong?' asked the hus band. 'I believe I have dropped one of the pearl buttons off my jacket. I think I can see it glistening on the ground.' 'Keep your seat, my dear,' said the aviator; . 'that's Lake Windermere.' An Irish editor, in speaking of Ire land and her woes, said — 'Her cup of misery has been for ages overflowing, and is not yet full.' sung in public, and he was terribly afraid he would get laughed at for it. Strange to say, nobody ever seemed to have found it out. What is the difference between the bark of a tree and^that of a dog? — One is the product- of the bough, the other of the 'bow-wow.' A young lady of twenty years has put herself up as the prize in a raffle in New York open to bachelors only. The winner will not only get a wife, but a free marriage license, a free honeymoon t...
LONG FIGHTS FOR LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 12 January 1912
LONG FIGHTS FOR LIFE. We give a man unstinted praise for saving the life of a fellow-creature. Does it occur to you that there are occasions when individuals have dis- played an equal degree of pluck and endurance in saving their own? One night about four years ago a veterinary surgeon employed by the &nbsp; Duffryn Colliery Company was walk- ing along the Brecon and Merthyr rail way when he was knocked down by a mineral train, and one of his legs, was cut completely off, as well as the toes of the other foot. By some mira- cle he did not lose consciousness, and knowing that no help was near and that without .it he must shortly bleed to death, he managed to put a liga- ture round the leg. For three long hours he lay in the dark and cold before his cries brought help. Then the constable who heard him found him holding the stump of his leg in the air to check the still flowing blood. As the policeman administered first aid, the victim, with wonderful nerve, smoked a cigarette ...
The Quaker's Bargain. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 19 January 1912
The Quaker's Bargain. One morning a wealthy farmer, who, as was well known, cheated whenever he had a chance, brought his butter to Fly Market done up in pound rolls (says an American author, Mr. Thomas De Vol). This was when butter was scarce and worth two shil lings and ninepence a pound, and it had a quick sale, which no doubt in duced him to scant the weight in each roll. This morning the weigh master appeared unexpectedly and saw the farmer's butter open for sale. He prepared his test-scale to weigh it. While he was doing so the farmer slipped a guinea out of his pocket, and while the weighmaster's back was turned thrust it into the top roll, as he thought, unperceived by anyone, to make up the required weight. The roll was taken up and weighed full weight, which satisfied the weighmas ter, who did not weigh another. While he was putting up his scale a Quaker gentleman, who had been standing at a little distance and had I seen the whole transaction, came up and inquired the pri...
A TOOTLEBOOM, A.B.A.N. The Mystic Rites and Wrongs of a Slowborne Secret Society. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 19 January 1912
A. TOOTLEBOOM, A.B.A.N. I The Mystic Rites and Wrongs of a] Slowborne Secret Society. | There were things going on at the Slowborne Social Club that Archie Tootleboom couldn't' fathom. The at mosphere was charged with mystery. Mumford, Wagrash, Gritts the grocer, Digby Slunt the local undertaker, and a few more of them, had fixed up a secret code of nods and winks and signs; not only this, but they had a weird and wonderful lingo of their own in which secretly to converse. 'Here, turn it up, Mum, Archibald protested one day. 'We've been close pals for years, you and I; don't keep a chap out of a good joke!' 'Hankymo-pruikymo!' Mum mur mured, and winked warningly at Gritts and Slunt. 'Cavey, cavissimo!' grunted the grocer. 'Nantyparley ! ' hissed the undertaker in a voice full of suppressed passion. After which Mumford tapped his left eyebrow with his second digit, and Gritts and Slunt each replied by a pull at his near-side ear; Mumford then patted his right cheek three times and ma...
Seasonable Hints. LIVE STOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 19 January 1912
Seasonable Hints, :r'' — — ? ♦— — — — , LIVE STOCK. . Horses. — Stabled.— O vier-stimulat- ingr and fattening foods should be re stricted. Water should be allowed at rfrequent- intervals. Rub 'down on comius .into stables in an overheated condition. .Supply a ration of green stuff' to' :Sll horses. Brood mares should be well fed on succulent food : if available ; otherwise, oats and bian. should be given. Foals may with advantage be given oafs to the extent, of lib. for each month of age daily. Provision should be made for shade shelter for paddocked horses. ? Cattle.— Provide supply of succu lent: fodder, clean water, and shade ssbelterP.'-* ?- - ' - - . P i G s —So w ? . — S u p p 1 y those farrow ing with p'enty of short beddiug in well-ventilated sties. Those with -litters old enough may be turned into grass run. All . pigs should be given a plentiful supply of clean water. Sheep. — Disturb sheep as little as possible during not spells. Remember, rams wurK mostly in the cool of ...
Farewell Social. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 19 January 1912
Farewell Social. ? » ? ' The Mfchanics' Hall was comfort-' ably filled on Thursday evening, 11th inst., by fr'ends and admireis of Mr.' aud 'Mrs. A. L. Johnson, to whom they were tendering a farewell social. Mr, Johnson has resided in our midst for' eleven years, during which time be has capably filled the offices of shire secretary and engineer, and lias also fonnd time to mnentity himself with the public institutions, and has built up a reputation for mtefiity honesty of purpose and straight deal ing which any man mi8ht be proud of, and Stratford is losing another citizen whom we can ill afford to part with. Mrs. Johnson, too, has; protel herself of very great assistance in : many movements, especially .Church and Sunday school work, where her place will be almost impossible to till.' Some iittie time ago Mr. Johnson was offered tbe position of town clerk and engineer to the Borough of Sale, and lie has accepted the post, therefore we have the consolation of knowing that, although...
The Wizard of Poldarran [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 19 January 1912
The Wizard of Poldarran j By Ian Grosvenor. I Poldarran was in an uproar. To put the matter in a nutshell, Jerdine Hopgood, squire of Poldarran, had decided to evict two of his ten ants, Job Porthel and Dick Penruth, from their respective domiciles. That they should be turned out o£ the homes of their forbears by the owner of a house from which they had ever had a readily-extended help in times of stress was bad enough in the eyes of the inhabitants of that sea-girt hamlet. The fact of Hopgood order ing; the same, however, made the act a personal affront to each and every unit of the Poldarran community. Born fighters every man, Poldarran turned out in solid phalanx to meet and resist the bailiffs the Londoner had sent into the village to carry out his decree of eviction. The fact that Jerdine Hopgood oc cupied the manor instead of a scion of the traditional house of Treville had, from the outset, prejudiced the countryside against the newcomer. As the mouths sped dislike grew into ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 19 January 1912
A. Boucher, Family Butcher, ' Tyers Street, Stratford. Only the Primest Quality Meat Supplied, Small Goods Fresh -Daily. Families Waited on for Orders. Mrs E. S. HUNTER BEGS to inform the residents of. Stratford that she is prepared to supply the CHOICEST MILK, CREAM, EGGS, BUTTER, POUL-. TRY, etc. daily, at reasonable rates. Addrets : M'Millan Street, Strat ford, near Bail way Bridge* THE BEST OF ALL SALES. 3S. IN THE £ Allowed off all CASH Purchases of 2s. 6cl, or oyer. To the Public of Stratford and the surrounding Districts E. D. LEWIS Wishes to inform them that be intends holding a BIG A1IV1SM DISGOUNT SALE ^ Of Boots and Shoes, Men's Clothing, Moles, Denims, Shirts^ Under Shirts ? and Pants. Flannels, etc. Special Values in Clothing. Calico Sheet ings, Men's Tweed Trousers in large variety, Largest stock of Boots and Shoes in the District. E D. LEWIS W.ishes to thank the public of the District for the support accorded to him . since starting business three years ago, which has...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 19 January 1912
Mr T. Poole has been appointed honorary agent for the Society for the Protection of Animals. . ? In connection with the 'appeal in our columns last week for subscriptions to the Slade Benefit Fund we have re ceived 10/ from Ee v. F.G.vH. Brady. A meeting of the New Year's Day Picnic committee 'was held on Tuesday evening. The balance-sheet showed a credit for the meeting of £4, making a total credit balance of LI 4. A bonus of Ll was voted to the secretary. On Wednesday Mr Jas. M'Lachlan, M.L.A., presented a petition, from the settlers at Licola to the Public Works Department asking that a bridge be constructed over the Barklv river and one over the Macalister river. He pointed out that these two streams were dangerous to ford, ? particularly in the winter, and added that the men who went into the Licola country and carried on the pioneering work under great hardships were entitled to Govern ment aid. Mr Catani admitted that these two bridges should be built, but it was a question o...
Commercial. STRATFORD STOCK MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 19 January 1912
Commercial. ? « ? STRATFORD STOCK MARKET. Messrs, Mathieson &. Davis held their usual fortnightly stock sale one Monday, when they yarded 1300 sheep. Very ffew cattle forward ow ing to the bush fires. Quotations; — - 2 and 4 tooth ewes (W Barb!ett.), at 1 1/8, cmb ewes at 9/ ; 2-iooth wethers (W, Freeman), at 9/2 ; fat ewes (H. Baylis) at 10/4 ; lamb3 (Mrs Ligh«) 8/; lambs (W, Bartlett) 6/. Fat cows (O'Hara), £5 7/6 ; cows (P Chandler) £4. Also sold privately during the week, through their agent,, 550 crossbred ewes and 20 good, steers. MELBOURNE MARKETS. 1 KAT SHEEP. 43,000 yarded, comprising 322 trucks and (5170 by road. All qualities were? fully represented. The general tonor was steady. Good and prime crossdreds were in keen request, while for the moderate proportion of best merinos, sales were readily effected, and in this - division prices ruled a shade firmer throughout. Local graziers competed freely jfor half fat or moderate condi tioned crossbred wethers, also for ...
CHURCH SERVICES. SUNDAY NEXT. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 19 January 1912
CHURCH SERVICES. ? ^ Sunday Next. Church of England.— Stratford, 8 I (h o ), 11 a.m. and 7.30— Rev. W. T. ; Prentice. Stockdale 3 p,m., Munro 6.45 p.m., Mr P. W.Robinson, i Tresbyteriaa Church, — Stratford, 11 am.; Valencia Creek, o p.m,; Bri agolong, 7.30 p.m. — Minister from Melbourne, Catholic Church, — Stratford, 11 a.m. Methodist Church. —Stratford 7 30 Mr Lewis. Perry Bridge 11, Clyde bank 2.30, Mr Secomb.
Cricket. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 19 January 1912
Cricket. ? » ? A Stratford team journeyed to Stock dale yesterday, and, after an exciting; game, wnu by one wicket and three runs. Ridley (22) and J. Boyd (14) were the only batsmen for the home team to reach, double figures, while for the visitors A. Stewart (15), D Crowe (14), and C. Stewart (13 nut mil) wore the principal scorers. Stockdale pub up 00 i uns, to which the visitors replied with 63 for the loss of 9 wickets. Quite a seneaiioua1 performance was put up at Sale yesterday by a second eleven from Stratford, who succeeded in display of the Sale team for 144 runs, after having put to gether 160. The first local eleven were at Stockdale, and the team t,bac visited Sale was considered altogeftset hopeless. It was due to the energy of Mr. E, H. Smith that an. eleven was got together, and they only w*ofe in to give the Sale team a game and to get a little practice themselves. Brady captained the visitors, wh-* were sent first lo the wickets, where they made a splendid stand, kn...
Too Dramatic. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 19 January 1912
Too Dramatic. A funny story comes from a Birk enhead church. The other Sunday morning the minister based his ser mon on the story of the Flood, and he told the great story with an unusual amount of dramatic eloquence. He came to the part where Noah re ceived tne neaveniy command to open the doors of the Ark. 'Open these doors ! ' he called in a voice of thunder. Instantly one of the doorkeepers, who had been dozing through the Ber mons, sprang to his feet, hurried up the aisle, and flung open the doors. .The congregation, one regrets to add, giggled. 'Your prejudice against Mr, Rake ley is entirely unreasonable, Pa,' prci tested the dear girl. '-'There is a great | deal in that young man.' 'Yes,' replied old Wiseman, 'and I sometimes I'm afraid it's a great deal of the stuff I smelted -oa- bis breath I this eveaio?-'
THE BENEFIT OF WALKING EXERCISE. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 19 January 1912
THE BENEFIT OF WALKING EXERCISE. It is the teaching of nature and of medicine and the common experience of mankind that the body that does not exercise stiffens and rusts. This is freey conceded by everybody, but not everybody translates his belief in to practice. Unless exercise can be varied and made pleasant it is a tedi ous business. Swinging Indian clubs, raising dumb-bells, or going through the various movements of the home gymnastics,' so popular a few years ago, soon becomes monotonous. The man who can keep it up every day, year in and year out, possesses an enviable will-power that is in itself akin to genius. Fortunately, no one is compelled to do this; indeed, it is indoor exercise is insufficient, and is a poor substitute for tennis, golf, row. ing, riding and, best of all, because within the power of all able-bodied persons, walking. By walking is not meant strolling. That is better than sitting in an arm chair by the fire, for it takes one in to the fresh air and opens...
Bush Fires. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 19 January 1912
Bush Fires. Sanday last was a regular brick fielder, being one of the hottest days experienced in Stratford for some time, the mercury rising to 104 in the shade at 2 p.m. Soon after day break a hot north wind came up, which carried matters from bad to worse, the. dust being at times almost unbearable. Soon after 9 a.m. a column of smoke wa3 seen rising over in the direction of the railway reser voir ; but the general opinion was that the fire was many miles away, and no further notice was taken till about 1 o'clock, when word was re ceived that the outbreak was only a few miles away, and workers were urgently needed. The alarm bell was rung and volunteers were soon ready to proceed to the scene of action, and right good work they accomplished when they arrived there It appears that the fire started on the property of Mr. J. A. Andrews, about four miles from Stratford, from whence, fanned by the north wind, it spread into Mr. A. Morrison's paddocks where the grass was exceptionally ...