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AVIATION COURTESIES. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
AVIATION COURTESIES. A well-known Canadian journalist describes a remarkable air duel that he witnessed between a British and a German flying man, in which the former was the victor. "Our aviator came to earth immediately after bringing down the German," he says, "and instantly ran over to the lat ter's wrccked machine, whose pilot was stone-dead. He was a giant o£ a man, and was evidently someone of means, lor he wore a really beautiful fur coat, and on his hands were dia mond and other rings which must have been of great value. A little to my surprise, the British airman proceeded to strip the dead man of his coat, and then to remove his rings and other jewellery, which he packed into a sort of tin canister. Just as he had finished, an oilicer of tne corps came up and inquired:, 'Got everything?' 'Yes,' replied the llyer. Aud the oilicer said, 'Right-o! Off with you.' Then, to my further sur prise," adds the Canadian, "our avia tor put the tin canister on his ma chine and, hardly ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
I «... * INCREASE IN RATE OF INTEREST * ON DEPOSITS'. f a The rate of Interest payable from 1st October, 1916, will be 4* | 3% PER CENT. ON SUMS FROM £1 TO £350. | (Instead of the present rate of 31& per cent.) ^ T Also the Rate of Interest payable on ~ f ? " . VICTORIAN SAVINGS BANK DEPOSIT STOCK * will be * f . 3% PER CENT. ON SUMS FROM £10 TO £1000 | 4> from 1st October, 1010. ^ Any depositor may invest sums tip to £1000 in this Stock, In addition to $ the amount In his ordinary Savings Bank Account. This Stock is FREE »?, |. . OF INCOME TAX. J. f" Head Office, GEO. E. EMERY, Inspector-General. % State Savings Bank, Melbourne. Fat LaJies! 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 tliin friends, so if you are putting on flesh at-a rate that dismays you, liere: is a way by which you may regain your lost, stylish sleuderness. The cost will be trifling, no i...
No Sunday Trading. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
No Sunday Trading. Farmer Jones -was a firm believer in keeping the Sabbatli; he regarded it as his duty to show others a good example. But that didn't prevent him loiter ing after service to have a chat with his brother farmers, when crops and harvests loomed larger than sermons and theology. "A purty mare ye've got there, .Mr. Johns!" said he one Sunday, as lie paused by another farmer's gate. "Iss, she be that, Mr. Jones," was the reply. "If 'twasn't Zunday, I'd oe askin' if she wor for zale." "And likewise, if 'tworn't Zunday, I'd say she wor." "A strange coincidence, Air. Johns," said Jones. Then, after a long pause, he add ed: "Now, if 'twasn't Zunday, what'd ye ask for she?" "Well, I'd ask forty-five pounds." "I'd give ye thirty-five pounds!" re plied Jones, sharply. "Couldn't take that," said Johns, regretfully; "but if 'tworn't Zunday I'd say split the difference." "So we would!" agreed Jones. "Could 'ee lend Oi a saddle, and I'll ride her whoam now? I'll send sad dle back ...
Polite Hint. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
Potite Hint. A lady in the suburbs was consid erably annoyed to find her neighbor's fowls continually overrunning lier garden aud playing havoc with the geraniums. "Go round to the next door. Jane," she said to the maidservant, "and point out to Mrs. that her fowls bother lis a good deal, and ask if she'll kindly try to keep them at home." The girl returned with a satisfied look on her face. "I don't fancy we shall 'ave 'em round 'ere again in a "urry, ma'am," she replied. "I hope yon were polite. Jane," re marked her mistress. "Oil, yes, ma'am," came the reply. " 'Missus respects,' I ses, 'and if your fowls ain't kep' at 'ome you won't be gettin' so many eggs of a mornin', and we shall be eatin' poultry.'" Clever Little Scheme. A small hoy who was not familiar with country ways was taken by his fond mother for a short stay in the country. On a farm in a neighboring county he waxed fat and sunburnt, and pick ed up a wondrous store of astonishing experiences. One day the farmer, who ...
DAIRY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
DAIRY NOTES. A good pedigree bull should be .;sed for the purpose of grading up the calves, as no improvement can be lopked for if a cross or badly-bred animal is used. Dairy farmers are, as a body, loth to believe that a dual purpose cow is an animal which can be easily produced, and as milk is their sole object they favor cattle which look like filling the pail with out regard to breeding. If milk-sell ing farmers would use pure-bred in stead of cross-bred or mongrel bulls, and the wholesale slaughter for veal of their young heifer calves was checked, the number and quality of store cattle would improve very rap idly. Calves, it is said, will not scour after they are weaned if they are watered from a trough in which a double handful of lime has been thrown. The lime should be renew ed every week; it will make calves sleek and healthy, and thus add a good deal to their selling value. Dairy farmers new to the business frequently make the mistake 'of hav ing too many cows calving in ...
Mrs. Gollop and the Pictures. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
i Mrs. Qollop and the Pictures. By -F. W. Thomas. "IT. you, should 'appen lo see me comin' upstairs pn me 'ands and knees with a tommy'ork in me teeth, you get tiunder the bed," said Mrs. Uollop. I . looked at her, wide-eyed. "Drink again!" I murmured. "Ho, no!" said the lady. "Not on the wages 1 get 'ere. Time I've bought petrol for me Push'ard and one or two sports coats and some o[ them dinky new stockin's, there ain't much left for throat mixture. And 1 ain't likely to get very Intoxicated on what you leave about. "No, it won't be drink! It'll be the pickshers. The 'orribie, degradin", and demoralisin' influence of the cin emar. I've - bin seein' 'One-eared .lake, the Terror of the Mountings,' in seventeen heppisodes. Any day now I may break into a real Injin ! war-whoop, a sort of war-whooping ! cough, an' climb up the banisters and : slice oft your scalp with the nutmeg ! grater. I seen it on the picksihers, so i I knows it's all correct. There was Lop-sided L'.ze, the Squaw o...
CHAPTER X. "The Worst" Happens. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
CHAPTER X. "The Worst" Happens. . The day that terminated the period allowed to Mr. Garland for setting his affairs in order dawned dark and gloomy. The air was close, as with a foretaste of summer thunder, and the atmospheric conditions made for un easiness of spirit. The house, too closely begirt with lre&lt;;:;, seemed to Franklin as gloomy as if a hundred murders had already peopled its rooms with ghosts. He t'omid himself inclined to start at every sound, and the milkman and the baker's man, calling in the na tural order of routine, were regarded by liiui with quite unjustified sus picion. ; Mr. Skipton, meanwhile, wearing his red wig and his red whiskers, showed himself from time to time at the open front windows. Anybody watching the house would ' suppose that Mr. Garland was at home, &lt;jnd, perhaps, indisposed. Franklin, at Skipton's request, per ambulated the garden, as if in aimless idleness, and occasionally took a slio: t stroll as far as the gates. At ...
Hard to Refuse. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
Hard to Refuse. Two young ladies had been enter taining tlio whole trainful of people with their conversation. Presently the one with-the large hat.remarked: "Last time I §aw Mabel her hair was brown, and now it's golden. What caused such a change?" "For one thing, her mother is a confirmed matchmaker," responded the young lady with the small hat; "and she thought golden hair was more likely to be acceptable in the matrimonial market." "But how did that change Mabel's hair?" All the other passengers were now interested in Mabel's chamele'&n-like propensities, and listened eagerly for the reply. "Well, poor Mabel could hardly re fuse her mother's dyeing request!"
Lost the Bet. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
Lost the Bet. An Irish waiter mimed Kenny was ' noted for his wit and ready answers. A party of gentlemen v.ho were stay ing at the hotel heard of Kenny's wit, . and one of them made a bet "that he would say something that Kenny couldn't answer at once. I A bottle of champagne was order ed, and the one who had made the bet took hold of the bottle and com menced to open it. The cork came out with a bang and flew into Kenny's mouth. "Ah," he said, "that is not the wav to Cork!" Kenny took the cork out of his mouth and replied, "No, but it's the way to 'Kill-Kenny.' "
Better Chance. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
Better fchance. Once ilr. Gladstone hail been cut ting down a tree in the presence of a large concourse oC people, including a number of "cheap trippers." When the tree had fallen, and the Prime Minister and some of his family who were with him were moving away, there was a rush for the chips. One of the trippers secured a' big piece, and exclaimed: "Hey, lads, when I dee, this shalP go in my cofll«." Then cried his wife, a shrewd, motherly old woman, with a merry twinkle in her eye: "Sam, my lad, if thou'd -worship God as thou worships Gladstone, thou 'nd stand a better chance of going where thy chip wouldna burn!"
Amusing Incidents Small Fry. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
' Amusing Incidents Small Fry. Harold and William had been fish ing, and, on returning home in the evening, proceeded, with much satis faction, to show the result of their day's sport to the young lady whom . each, in his heart of hearts, secretly aspired to marry. "Let me see," asked that cruel mai den, "fish go about in schools, don't they? Or am 1 thinking of something else?" i ' No." said Harold, "you're quite right; fish do go about in schools, 1 . think. But why do you ask?" j "Oh, nothing!" said the girl. "But I'm afraid you must have broken lip ' an infant class." I -
Rounding up Defaulters. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
Rounding up Defam There are in the Commonwealth somo- ^ thousands of men wtio, in a spirit of p«r-|^ veraeness, did not enrol in accordance?/^! with the proclamation calling ud all single?^ men between 21 and 35 years. opportunity was afforded these men to^'1 regiater before the Referendum was taken and eo put themselves right with thai'®; authorities. A depot was kept open ir^0i each district for this purpose. During!^? the past fortnight registrars and thsirjf assistants have been assiduously paring the rolls, and warnings ha?e been?', -lent to aome of the defaulters. Any mank who may be sceptical about the inten-f dons or ability of the Defence authorities^ to enforce the regulations will be con-jf" vinced on this point within the next fewfe weeks. Summons will be issued a^ainstfl men Iwho have not enrolled, and eitherSis this or next week the prosecutions willll* begin. The penalty under the regulations!! is three months' imprisonment, ant) tnenffe BO convicted will certainly be...
State Schools' Patriotic Fund. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
State Schools' Patriotic Fund. AT a mseting of the committee of above, it was shown that the contributions from fficers and children were still coming in freely and the total al the time stood at £93,789. The director stated Hint the total receipts of the fund hid now passed .£100,000 mirk, although all of it had tint been received by the Treasurer. Dis bursements to date of meeting totalled £62,248 The following balance sheei issued, and the reading of it will convey some idea of the good work done by the teachers and the scholars with their pennies The items are as follows : Receipts-Contributions, i'93,218 ; in terest, L571 ; total, L93,789. Expendi ture-Belgian Relief fund, £10,800 ; Serbian do , £5,850 ; Montenegrin do., £300; Polish fund, £2,000; Franca, .£200 ; Anzac buffet, £400 ; motor ambulance, ±'2,069 ; Church of Eng land mission, £10; Y.X1C.A, £372; Salvation'Army, ^620 ; Camberwell Rest Home, £37 ; Belgian babien, ;£70 ; Aus tralian wounded tobacco fund, £15 ; Aus tral...
A Threefold Threat. THE STORY OF A MYSTERY. Published by arrangement with Ward. Lock & Co. Ltd., London & Melb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER IX. The Small House at Balham. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
A Threefold Threat. TORY CF A MYSTERY. Uy DEH.WE?\'X\, jflAL!.. Published by\ arrangement'^ with Ward, Loci; & Co.. I Ad.,- London & Mclti All Rights1 Reserved. CHAPTER IX. The Small House at BalHam. Oiana Mayne was writing letters at window overlooking the Green Park, when Hugo Franklin was announced. Siie rose and came to meet liim as he crossed the sunny, luxurious room, which Lady Lismer, Diana's aunt and hostess, loved to fill with flowering plauts. The breath of spring fra grance was in the air, and Franklin experienced an unusual uplifting of spirits, although by' all the Laws of Love he should have been downcast and inconsolable. Hilda was lost to 'liinr anil Hilda had cast him off, and put an end to the pre'.ty comedy of their love-making, with a letter so cold, -so uncompromising in the hos tility of its tone, that it had not oc curred to liim even-to ask her to re consider its angry strictures. And yet he was only conscious of an oddly luxurious feeling of...
The Melbourne Cup. FINAL ACCEPTANCES. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
The Melbourne FINAL ACCEPTANCES. TUB following are the final for tlio Melbourne Gup : Garlita Lavendo St. Spasa .A mala Cyklon Cetigno MarcuUus ... Wishing Cap ..; - Bussar Prince Bardolph ... Quinologist ... Wallace Isinglass Wallalo Green Cap ... Aides Bee ... ... Lingle Tlie Christian Brother Sunbury ... ... Wolaroi Tnrbane ... ... Honorioua Eitefred ... ... Ptami Juan Fernandez ... Stageland ... Sassanoff Majioso ... Lucky Escape Ludy Blacksand ... Easteourt Mudros Agalhon Orilla Rathfarnham Bridget ... ... Shepherd King ... Kilboy accoptancE* at. lb. 0 5 0 2 9 1 9 0 9 0 8 13 8 3 i 8 7 8 6 8 6 8 5 8 3 7 12 6 13 6 13 6 11 G 11 C 11 6 10 G 10 G 10 6 10 G 9 The resignations from the Federa Ministry of Mr Higgs, M.HR., Senatri Gardiner, and Senator Russell have beet accepted. Twenty anti-conscriptionist members?!* of the New South Wales Parliamentary*??^, Labour party have broken away fro®'."*®! Mr Hoiraan's leadership and formed a new party. Mr Estell, a Minister witE-"--^3 a simil...
The Pernicious House Fly. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
The Pernicious House Fly. THE house fly oirries disease-and often death-in its wake. It breeds at a stu pendous rate, developing from the larva, or maggot, stage in 12 days. Flies lay their eggB in filth, and live on decaying or putrid animal or vege-ablo matter of all kinds. They spread the germs of typhoid and tubercoloBis far and wido A single fly crawling over food for ten minutes may easily prove fatal to a whole family. The deadly Daturo of the pest makes it'im perative that strenuous and unrelaiing efforts are made to keep it away from the environments of the home- Farmers ^ldom appreciate the necessity of Hdopt. ing the protective measures by destroying oh many of the immature insects as possible duting spring, when breeding is in progress. Stagnant pools should he filled in with earth, and any piles of refuse about the Bteading removed. Garbage receptacles ought to be kept scrupulously clean and closely covered, and when emptied the contents immediately buried. Powdered hel...
What is Expected. DISTRICT MUSICAL AND COMEDY COMPANIES IN BEECHWORTH. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
What is Expected. DISTRICT MUSICAL AND COMEDY COMPANIES IN BEECH WORTH. WRITING of the visit of the Wandiligong " Revellers" and the Bright Comedy Company to Beechworth, the " Adver tiser'' says:-On Saturday, November 4th, the Wandiligcng "ReveilerB" are to appear in a unique and rollicking en tertainment in the Federal Hal!, Beech worth, in aid of the Queen of Erin. The programme to be presented has been very well rehearsed, the artists all being impressed with the importance of appear ing at their best before royalty, and as the items are in themselves meritorious, there is every reason to believe that a very big audience will be attracted to the hall oh 4th proximo. The management of the Bright Comedy Company who is to stage "On to Berlin" at the Federal Hall, Beechworth, on Friday, ioth Novem ber, is offering a prize of half a guinea to the boy or girl under 16 years of age who will write the best essay on the piece within one week of its performance at Beechworth. All that is n...
Miners' Wages. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
El/liners' Wages. THE agreement recently signed by the Chamber of Mines of Victoria and the Federated Mining Employees' Associat ion, which provides for increased wages for mine employees in Victoria receiving less than 10/ per shift under the existing Arbitration Court award came intp operation on Wednesday. The agree ment fixes a minimum rate of 9/ per shift for all employees, instead of 8/8, as in the Arbitration Court award, and the other increases are as follows : Men earning 8/9 to receive 9/3. Men earning 9/ to receive 9/6, and men earning 9/6 to receive 9/10. The agreement further provides that 44 hours, inclusive of the customary crib time (except on Saturday), shall constitute a week's work for men employed underground and for bracemen. Four hours are to be worked by them on Saturdays, and to carry a full shift's pay. The agreement, which is to apply to all mines except coal mines, also contains regulations regarding the working of one-man rock drills, and for the appointm...
Bullets Sterilized. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
Bullets Sterilized. SURPRISE is often expressed at the official statement that an enormous percentage-sometimes placed as high as ninety-of wounded men go back to the firing line after hospital treatment; but there are many reasons for this. One is, of course, that a great number of the men recorded as wounded suffer from very slight mishaps, and another is to be found in the character of the .modern "bullet and rifle. The old leaden bullet was a fearsome thing, expanding on impact and making the most terrible wounds. The modern missile is but half its diameter, hard and penetrating with a clean cut, which in the case of flesh almost closes at once, but what makes the bullet-wound less dangerous 'han it was under old conditions is the fact that it has become s'erilized in the operation of being discharged. It leaves the rifle muzzle at the rate of some 2,000ft. a second, and is revolving at the rate of about 2,500, at the s?me time its temperature is raised to a high point and it is...
Sporting. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 3 November 1916
Sporting. WITH the disposal of the Caulfield Cup, all interest in turf circles now centres in Melbourne Cup probabilities. It looks as if a bigger field than usual will contest the two-mile; race. Though he has earned a iolb. penalty for his fine victory on Saturday, Shepherd King, whose weight is now 8 3, is best fancied for the Melbourne Cup, and his chance reads exceptionally well. So far Poseidon is the only horse to win both Cups, but on form and figures everything points tp Shepherd King equalling his record. Bursar, who won the recent Randwick Plate, is nicely placed at 8.8 Kilboy is galloping well, and at 7 6 he is bound to run a great .race. Lingle 1.712) has many friends, and the top weight, Carlila (9 5), cannot be overlooked. At this stage the chances of Shepherd King are most fancied, but if he is beaten it may be by Kilboy or Bursar. The Victorian Producers Co operative Co report having sold on account Mr Thos Cameron, of Wjnton, a pony mare by Argyle, dam Lady Guide, ...