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BEST MAN AT A WEDDING. Time Was When He Used to Assist in Abducting the Bride. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

BEST MAN AT A WEDDING. Time Waa When He Used to Assist in Abducting the Bride. Do you know why the bridegroom's attendant at the wedding is called "best man" and how he happens to be such an important factor at a society wedding? He is supposed to look after the ushers, the carriage, the wed ding ring and a host of other things that the fortunate lover could not be expected to concern himself with at such a time. But there was a period in the history o£ the human family when the best man had other duties than these to perform. It was when there was no church ceremony and when primitive people had come to the conclusion that marriage within the tribe was not good for the race. Then it became the fashion for the young man of marriageable age to go forth in quest of a bride, the daugh ter of some neighboring tribe. Perhaps the girls were not entirely unwilling to be captured, but no girl, either ancient or modern, would ad mit for a moment that she had wander ed away from the protectio...

Publication Title: Alpine Observer And North-Eastern Herald
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Gravel and Bladder Troubles. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

Gravel and Bladder Troubles. Sufferers from gravel and bladder troubles should read the following letters: From Mr. T. Penhall, Ida-Btreot, Black Hill, Ballardt Bast, Vie, "Some years bro my health became eeriouGly Impaired. Excruciating pains deprived me of all reat and sleep. I had severe periodical head aches, as well as great pain In the re gion of the liver, ity urine contain ed a heavy sediment of a brick-dust color, which gave me great pain in passing it. Such was my state of health when I first began taking War ner's Safo Cure. My restoration to health was rapid and complete. Since that time I have eajoyed the best of good health and have been free from all pains. My urine is now clear and voided without pain." From Mr. J. Taylor, 64 Helen-street, Nortlicote, Vic. "For a considerable time my littlo son, aged sis years, had been ailing from a serious affection of the blad der and incontinence of urine. The irritability of the tissues became ex tremely marked, and the disease ...

Publication Title: Alpine Observer And North-Eastern Herald
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
WHO WROTE "OLD MOTHER HUBBARD? [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

WHO WROTE "OLD MOTHER HUBBARD? Probably very few people could say who wrote the famous "Mother Hub bard" lines, and fewer still know where the writer is buried. The au thor was Sarah Catherine Martin, and she was buried at Loughton, in Essex. ?Miss A far tin was born in January, 17GG, and was about 37 years of age when she wrote the story of the old lady and her dog. Tradition says the original "Old Mother Hubbard" was the housekeeper at Kitley Hall, Yea lympton, the residence of Miss Mar tin's married sister. At any rate, it was when on a visit to her sister at Kitley that the famous rhyme was penned. The original publication is still at Kitlev, and a cupboard is point ed out as being "the" cupboard. Trying to find a short cut to fortune has cut short many a man's career.

Publication Title: Alpine Observer And North-Eastern Herald
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ROMANCE OF QUININE. The Drug That Built Up the British Empire. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

ROMANCE OF QUININE. The Drug That Built Up the British Empire. Nearly three hundred years ago the Countess Cinchona, the young and beautiful wife of the Spanish Vice roy of Peru, lay at death's door of a fever. After the regular doctors had done their best-and worst-by cupping, bleeding, and so forth, she was cured by a bitter decoction f the bark of a tree given her by her Indian ser vant. She took some of the bark to Spain. Gradually the use of it as a medicine spread throughout Europe, and Lin naeus, the great Swedish botanist, named the tree from which it came, Cinchona, in her houoi. The tree is still so called, but the drug prepared from the bark is now known as quinine, from the old Peru vian name "quina-quina," which means "bark of barks." It is the literal truth that this mar vellous medicine built up the Brit ish Empire. Quinine won us India, because without its aid in conquering fevers, British troops could not have lived and fought there. Still more did it win us Africa....

Publication Title: Alpine Observer And North-Eastern Herald
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

Fat Ladies! Why Not Be Stylish ? Ladies cannot afford to be stout, as fat people not only appear to look older than they are, but have a much coarser appearance than their thin friends, so if you are. putting on flesh at a rate that dismays you, here is a way by which you may regain your lost stylish slenderness. The cost will be trifling, no injurious effects to follow, and the result permanent. Formettos, if taken regularly, will cure safely, surely and easily, and' with their as sistance It will not be necessary to j exorcise or diet. Formettes Increase the appetite whilst decreasing the i fat. They tone up the Bystem, make you feel well, and look years younger. They remove fat evenly and without any exertion on your part, and never leave a wrinkle behind in doing so. Tbey will also cure palpitation of the heart, shortness of breath, sick head aches, dyspepsia, and all other ail ments caused by excess fat. Formettes are sold at 5/3 the car trin by all Chemists and Drapers; Foy an...

Publication Title: Alpine Observer And North-Eastern Herald
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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ABOUT TIDES. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

ABOUT TIDES. The tides are due to the attraction of the heavenly bodies, chiefly the moon. There are two floods and two ebbs every twenty-four hours forty eight minutes. At the time of new and full moon the tides are greater than usual and are called spring tides; at the first and last quarters they are less than usual and are call ed heap tides. Spring tides vary in height, the variation depending for the most part on the position of the moon's perigee. The highest tides oc cur during the day in summer and during the night in winter. The "high titles" of the winter hair of the year are the more dangerous, as the earth is then nearer to the sun; those hap pening about the times of the equin oxes have a bad reputation from their keeping company with the gales which are sweeping around our coasts at those seasons. 'There are certain rules adopted by cutlers for sharpening razors, pocket knives, etc. "A razor," said one of the craft, "must be laid flat on the hone, because it is hollow...

Publication Title: Alpine Observer And North-Eastern Herald
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
NOTHING NEW. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

NOTHING NEW. By the use of trenches in the pre sent war the opposing soldiers are adopting means of offence and de fence that long antedate the inven tion of firearms. The steel helmet has reappeared after more than two hundred years of disuse, and many a soldier owes his life to the fact that the curved surface of his head-cover ing deflected a bullet. The trench periscope is an adaptation of a device that was invented nearly three cen turies ago. The barbed-wire entangle ment. is only another form of the an cient abatis, and ihe fact that it is now often painted green to make it less easy to see is a link tliat joins it '.on more intimately to its proto type. The pits with sjiarp spikes at the bottom and the caltrop's-four pointed iron instruments that always stand with one point upward no mat ter however they fall, are survivals of mediaeval warfare. The catapult of the Romans that once threw stones now casts explosive grenades frorii trench to trench. The German flame projector ...

Publication Title: Alpine Observer And North-Eastern Herald
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
WHEN A WHALE BLOWS. It Is Steam, Not Water, the Cetacean Spouts Into the Air. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

WHEN A WHALE BLOWS. it Is Steam, Not Water, the Cetacean Spouts Into the Air. Since a wliale breathes air when it is below the surface the breath must be held, for if water should bo taken into the lungs the animal would drown. Thus as soon as a cetacean comes to the surface its breath is ex pelled and a fresh supply inhaled be fore it again goes down. The breath which lias been held in the lungs for a considerable time un der pressure is highly heated, and as it is forcibly expelled into the colder outer air it condenses, forming a col umn of steam. A similar effect may be produced by any person if on a frosty morning the breath is suddenly blown from the mouth. The whales spout out of the blow holes water which has been taken in through the mouth is probably more widely believed than any other popu lar misconception. As a matter of fact, such n performance would be im possible, because n whale's nostrils do not open into the back of the mouth, as do those of a man, and the animal ...

Publication Title: Alpine Observer And North-Eastern Herald
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CANADA'S FIRST FARMER. How an Apothecary Tilled the Soil. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

CANADA'S FIRST FARMER. How an Apothecary Tilled the Soil. The first farmer settler in Canada who lived on the produce of the soil was Louis Herbert, an apothecary from Paris, who landed at Quebec in 1617 with his wife and children, and at once started to clear and cultivate the soil on what is now the site of the Cathedral of Quebec, the Seminary and part of the Upper Town. "With a spade as his only tool he worked and re-worked the soil until it was ready to receive the seed: He threw in seed from France, planted apple and rose trees, and at last saw waving in the breeze the golden grain, the flowers and fruits from his motherland. The third centenary of the landing of Louis Herbert will be commemorafed in Quebec in 1917, and a citizens' com mittee has been formed to erect a monument for the first farmer of the Dominion. "Here, you've been telling me all along," said the bright-faced young wife, "what a wonderful cook your mother was. And now your Aunt Jane lias just told me that yo...

Publication Title: Alpine Observer And North-Eastern Herald
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SOME SINGULAR CALCULATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

SINGULAR CALCULATIONS. It lias been estimated by a scien tist that in a lifetime o£ seventy years a man grows nails which, if it were possible to preserve them uncut, would reach the length of seven feet nine inches. Exactly on what argu ment this statement is based it is difficult to say. Tor a little observa tion will show that during the greater portion of a man's life he cuts his nails on an average once a week, and at each paring removes a sixteenth of an inr.h, or the equivalent of a quar ter of an inch per month, working out at three inches a year. This would give him a growth of seven feet five inches during the thirty years he lives between twenty and fifty. In the other forty years, when the growth less rapid, he would certainly produce four feet of nails, so that eleven feet is a better average for the nail-pro ducing capacity of a man. It should be noted, however, (hat the growth of the nails on the right hand is, in most people, more vapid than of those on the left hand...

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THE SCIENCE OF THE GERMANS. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

THE SCIENCE OF THE GERMANS. What are really remarkable about tlje German lines which the British recently captured are some of the communication trenches and the dug outs. One, at least, of the surviving communication trenches is a tunnel more than a hundred yards long, com ple'ely lined with timber, and carried 30 deep underground as to be secure against everything except mining. The larger dug-outs are entered through q steel door; from it you de scend a thirty-foot staircase in which the face and tread of each step are well made ol' wood. At the loot of the stairs you find spacious rooms, in which floors, walls and roofs are closely boarded. The connecting pas sages are equally finished, and a sec ond thirty-foot staircase leads down to another group of rooms treated in the same way. In one dug-out, where an extension was being made when tho line was captured, there is to he seen an ingenious mechanism for sending up the excavated earth, ready packed in sandbags, for use in the t...

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Court of Petty Sessions. TUESDAY [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

Court of Petty Sessions. Befobb Messrs. H. H. Manning and J. Brogan, Ja'P. NON VACIKA^ION'. Moutiled-constablo Thorburn proceeded against William Lowon, for failing to have *his .child vaccimted. Defendant pleaded conscientious objections, and waa lined 20/, in default distress I>£BT. John Pass v. John Harrison, claim .£11 18/7, goods sold and delivered, An order ita mxda for the amount claimed, with 6/ :oats, in default distress. Defendant igreed to pay 20/ per month, Samo v. Alice Smith, claim £3 12/, ^oods sold and delivered. Order for amount, with 6/ coots, in default distress. An agreement waa made to pay tho amount oil at the rate of 20/ per month. HAWKER'S AND l'EDLAR'tl LICENCES. ThomiB Rodger Katt, Joliu Fulton, olarald E. Abraham, A. E\ A Mijeiorini and Now Papsta were granted renewals of their hawker's and pedlai's licence). The application of F. J. Booking waa adjourned to 14th inat. BREACH OF EDUCATION ACT. W. HavarMga waa summoned by Str geant Prieet for failing to ...

Publication Title: Alpine Observer And North-Eastern Herald
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Shire Engineer's Plans. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

Shire Engineer's PSans. An interesting point has arisen in Ruther glen Slnre Council through an engineer (Mr Venibles), who reoantly resigned, Dimming that certain plana prepared by him for erection of oertain concrete triages were hin property and not the property of the oounuil. The engineer contended that ha had specialised in con crete work, and it was not fair that his plans should be left for his successor to copy. The caBe was referred to the legal advisers o£ the Munioip-il Association, aud they held that tbo plans having beeD prepared by an officer of the council, who had been paid for them, they were the council a property.

Publication Title: Alpine Observer And North-Eastern Herald
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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A Threefold Threat. THE STORY OF A MYSTERY. Published by arrangement with Ward Lock & Co. Ltd., London & Melb All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XXII. A Warning. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

X Threefold Threat. THE STORY OF A MYSTERY. lly niCHWENT MJAU,. I'ublislic'l by arrangement with Ward Lock Co. Ltd., London & Melb A'.l Rights Reserved.' j CHAPTER XXII. A Warning. "You are sure v you'll -feel safe here?" so id Arden, with solicitude, as lie was bidding his .guest good night, in one-of the-small, plainly furnished bedrooms ,o£ the bungalow. "Quito safe, thanks, Arden. To tell the truth, I'm so sleepy that I shan't have time to worry about anything when once my head has touched the pillow." . i ' "That's good! But if you want me, call. Dodge and I are' old campaign ers, and sleep lightly." Then he pointed. - to the window, which was made to open outwards, but was now closed with* a hasp. "The dogs are just outside,'" he said. "They'll be quite quiet unless any one approaches. I leave them unchain ed, but they'll curl themselves up and £0 to sleep in the porch presentlv. Not a soul can get inside the fence without disturbing them-and they'd wake me in a second...

Publication Title: Alpine Observer And North-Eastern Herald
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Shire Finance. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

Shire Finance. THE following accounts wero pss<ad for pi payment at the meotins; o£ the ehlro K council on Tuesday R. T. Morion, rl audit, £21 4j ; H. Crowtbor, salary, L15 ? P E. J. Ddlany, salary, L12 10/; Water jgg Trust, rate, LI 2/6; transfer coatn, LI 12/. |?S Contracts-D. Grouchor, LIS 10,'fi ; H, p Oakes, L4 15/; D. Crouohor L2 ; J. fe Blewitt, L3 15/ ; W. Doujjliecty, L2 12/; fig D. McDonald, L2 14/6; X. J Power, J® LI 5/4 ; Puro Foods, L(j 15/5 ; \V E. {§§ Lardi, refund, 12/6 ; W. Walkur, material ||| refund, L2 14/9 ; Cheothara SaltCn., salt, l§s L172 13/0. Day labor-IJ. Vandonborg, fp L5 2/; W. D. Walker, L2 8/; R Lind- f| aey, 5/; E Tice, LI 5|fl ; T. Oahill, LI iff 5/6 ; Sloan and Jagoe, L3 ; T. J. Raid, K 19/ ; W. Ellis, L4 10/ Country Ho.da §j Board-YV. C. Sloan, contract Bright jj|| Road, Ii85 ; Sloan and JSROO, contract fell Bright Road, L359 ; W. Walker, clotk of works, Hi 8/; 0. O'Grady, checker, L9 -v3 4/6; W. Waterhouae, maintenance, 14/; i "j J Mulh...

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VALUE OF BORIC ACID. Its Use as a Disinfectant and as a Healing Remedy. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

VALUE OF BORIC ACID. Its Use as a Disinfectant and as a Healing Remedy. A physician writes to "Farm and Fireside" saying "that, the very best disinfectant known to science does not seem to be known to some people at all. "I allude to boric acid, or, as some people call it, boracic acid. It is ex ceedingry efficient, safe and economi cal. It is a white powder and makes the best dressing for wounds that modern doctors have ever discovered. "In using peroxide or hydrogen it is always necessary to remember that while it is a disinfectant it is not a healing remedy at all, as it is acid in reaction and stimulating rather than healing to wounds. "Boric acid is mild and safe in its action, promotes rapid healing of wounds, can be used as a dressing powder .or dissolved in water as a cleansing solution. Boric acid in solution makes an excellent gargle for sore mouths or a lotion for sore eyes, and as it is not at all expensive a pound box of it should form part of the domestic supplies of e...

Publication Title: Alpine Observer And North-Eastern Herald
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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CHAPTER XXIII. The Strange Behavior of Private Dodge. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

CHAPTER XXIII.' The Strange Behavior of Private Dodge. Ex-Private Dodge, waiting at the luncheon table, was handing a dish (o Franklin. "Well, Dodge," said the master of the establishment, "has anyone been near the place this morning?" "The butcher's man called, sir," was the reply. Arden turned upon him abruptly. "Nobody else?" he asked. "No, sir, nobody else." There \v;<s the faintest hint of hesi tancy in the man's answer. It was perceptible now to Franklin. It had been perceptible to Arden in his firjt reply. Arden's brows lowered; iip bent over his plate. "Give Mr. Franklin something to drink," he said. "Beer, Hugo? Claret, whisky? Give Mr. Franklin a long glass. Dodge." And then came a sudden crash. Ar den started up angrily. .-For the first time in all his career Dodge had dropped a glass. He stood, with red-, dened countenance, gazing at its splintered fragments. It had slipped through his fingers as he took it from the sideboard. "Confound the man!'' cried Arden....

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Bright Shire Council. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

Bright Shire Council. THE ordinary monthly meeting of above was held on Tuesday. Present-Crs. Abraham (president), Rollason, Dundas, Gribbie, Milne, Goldsworthy, Wallace, and Jones. MINUTES. ^Minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed, on the motion of Cr. Jouea, seconded by Cr. Rollason. CORRESPONDENCE. Outward correspondence despatched *ince last meeting was read and approved. The following letters received since last meeting were read and dealt with: From J. A. Cornish, lion. sec. Fore punkah Progress Association, stating that at the last meeting of the association, A suggestion was made that it would be in the interests of economy if the day-man were allowed to spend a ( certain amount of his time, say four days monthly in attending to minor ; matters requiring attention in the township.-Cr. Dundaa moved that the letter be received. Seconded by Cr. JoneB and carried.-Cr. Wallace moved that the engineer inspect the road leading passed the hotel to the railway station.-Se...

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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 15 December 1916

IN MEMORIAM. RYDER.-In memory of my dear husband, who was accidently killed at Tawonga December 18th, 1913. Sadly missed. -Inserted by his sorrowing wife, A. E. Ryder, Mrs Margaret Wye, one of the oldest residents of the Myrtleford district, died, on Tuesday evening of last week. Mrs Wye was 69 years of age.

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Myrtleford Market. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 22 December 1916

E^yrtleford Market. FIANAOAN, NEWMAN & Co. report holding their fiual market for ihe year at Myrtle ford on Wednesday of last week. Pigs. We had a big yarding of pigs and they aold well up to otlior market p>io-3 Wu Bold the whole of our yarding at satisfac tory prices. Shoep-We had a good yarding of fat sheep, competition was very brisk and high prices were obtained, and with the exception of one or two Btnall lota we sold right out. Fat Cattlo.-Wo had un exceptionally good yarding of fat cattle, but as soma of the buyers who usually attend the market were not pro sent the sale opened somewhat dreggy, hut towards the close of the'sale high prices were obtained. Store cattle-We had a very good yarding of store cattle, whioh mot with fair competition, and sold nt prices equal to late rates. We quote Pigs from 14/ aud at prices to 39/6.. .Sheep.-Best wethers a/o T. Kelly,-32 ; others to 29/2; lambs a/o A. Je6aup, 31/6 ; lamba a/c R. Newton, 23/6 ; others a/o E. Smith, 25/ ;...

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