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U.A.O.D. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 26 February 1915
U.A O.D. There was a large muster of mem bers at the last meeting of the above and' three candidates were initiated. A number of lady friends attended after the business meeting closed, and a very pleasant evening was spent in dancing, singing and card playing. Mrs R. Sheehan, Miss Forsyth and Mr T. Harris played selections, and Messrs Brough and Jeffries gave flute and clarionet items. All present enjoyed themselves immensely 'and are looking forward to the next lady's night. During the evening A.D. Bro Wilson announced that a Druids Ladies Lodge would shortly be opened in Wonthaggi and asked all intending ^members to hand their names over to Mrs Jeffries. Bountiful refreshments were provided.
THE WAR AND FINANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 26 February 1915
THE WAR AND FINANCE. Iu a sense we shall benefit directly oy the war now ravaging central Eur ope, but directly, also, we are suffering A double blow is struck at our stability by the War and the Drought, and it is only fair to say that had it not been for the dry, season just passed Aus tralia would have overridden iu a great measure the difficulties due to the war. Iu spite of both, however, we have little cause to fear any disturbance of our foundations. Our Southern Lands wore not built on destruction and robbery. No ono is the poorer for our possessing Australia, consequently we have little to fear from conscientious scruples. At the same time, there is a powerful, enemy at our gates, whose conscicnce 1 is conspicuous by its absence. We are in grave danger. Nor are we singular in this respect, for Canada, South Africa and New Zealand are in the same clangor zone. Although it is sometimes asserted that finance has comparatively little to do with aggres sive warfare, it has to bo...
Something about Sister Susie. BY NO. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 26 February 1915
Something about ' Sister Susie. BY NO. 9. Seeing an advertisement in the daily papers that an exta v^rse was required for "Sister Susie" for which a prize of one guinea would be paicj I for warded a few efforts and claimed the ' money, but was disgusted to receive the following letter Her Majesty's, Melbourne. No. 9. Sir,-How dare you waste our valu able time by sending us such trash. What the dence has Goldie's goats or the Shopkeeper's picnic to Inverloch got to do with Susie sowing shirts ? Rejected with scorn ! Go and get work !! THE MANAGEMENT. Now MrVEditor, as I sat up three nights, including one back Saturday, with a wet' towel around my head, 'it seems a-1 pity that they should be wasted. Will you print them ? Women of Won'.haggi wat-h ths p i-es Mounting mountains high and mind you many mouths to fill. And they think it very funny That their men get no morj money, For the strenuous .shift of slinging muck across the sandy hill. Business people say that on some Sunday, We w...
THE MAN WHO WAITED. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 26 February 1915
THE MAN WHO WAITED. The late "Ian McLaren" (Dr Jolt:: Watson) once told this story on himself to some friends: I was coining ove ron the steamer to America, when one day I went into the library to do some literary work. I was busy, an dlooked so, I suppose. I had no sooner strted to write than a diffident looking man plumped into the. chair in front of me, began twirling his cap and stared at me. I let him sit there. An hour or more passed, and he was still there, returning ray occasional and discouraging glances at him with a foolish ingratiating smile". I was inclined to be annoyed. I had a suspicion that he was a reader of my books, perhaps an admirer-or an auto graph hunter. He could wait. But at last he rose, and still twirling hi:-, cap, he spoke: "Excuse me, Doctor Watson; I an; g'iting deathly sick in here, rfnd'Pin really sorry to disturb you, but I thought you'd like to know that ju:-L as soon as you left her, Airs Watson fi ll down the companionvi'ay stairs, and i guess s...
TRADE OPINIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 26 February 1915
TRADE OPINIONS. Probably the principal advantage the British Empire will reap from the pre! sent war is tlie tradomw being divert-j ed from the enemies' sources to Bri-j tisli, including the oversea possessions.^ The occasion is one that has brought out much information relative to> the possibilities of production already in the hands oi' our own people. Enquiries have elicited some very satisfactory answers, and the result will be, in the immediate future, a rapid rise of com mercial and productive trade. It may not be generally known, but there ha3 been established in England a trade and industry committee, whose duty it is to discover the wants of the British and Colonial markets for almost every article of use. The needs being found out, the question is then set abroad: What can you pro/luce? The result is an immediate arrangement whereby material assistance is given to the en couragement of trade and commerce, in dependent of outsiders. it might b-p-' naturally thought that ...
MR BEECHER AND THE LOWER ANIMAL. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 26 February 1915
MB BEECHER AND THE LOWER . ANIMAL. * Henry AVard Jtieecher v.-as upon on;: occasion in the in:dst of an eloquent political speech when some wag in the audience crowed like a cock. It was done to perfection and the audience was in a gale of laughter. Even the great orator's freinds felt uneasy at his reception of the interruption. But Mr Beecher stood perfectly calm. He stopped speaking till the crowing ceased, and while the audience iva-s still laughing, he pulled out his watch. Then he said "That's strange. My i watch says it is only 10 o'clock. But i there can't be any mistake about it. It must lie morning, for the- instincts: | of thr lower animals are absolutely in | fallible.
A BROTHER IN TROUBLE. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 26 February 1915
A BROTHER IN TKOUBLE. Dwight L. Moody was one day riding in a car when it was hailed by a man much the worse for liquor, who pre sently staggered along the car between two rows of well-dressed people, re gardless of tender feet. Murmurs and complaints arose on u!i sides and demands were heard that tho offender should be ejected at once. But amid the storm of abuse one friendly voice was raised. Mr Mocciy rose from his feet saying: "No, 110, friends! Let the man ii' down and be quiet." The drunken one turned, and, seizn: L the famous evangelist by the hand, ex claimed : "Thank ye, sir-thank ye! I see you know what it is to be drunk."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 26 February 1915
DON'T NEGLECT A common case of Piles. It may lead to serious results. When people generally understand that all such fatal diseases as Fistula, Ulcer cf the Hectum, Fissure, etc., almost invariably begin in a simple case cf Piles, they will learn the wisdom of taking prompt treatment for the first appearance of this trouble. Dean's Ointment is unequalled for every form of Piles, Itching, Bleeding, Protruding, and Blind Piles, and hun dreds of lives have been saved by uiii-G this cheap, but effective remedy right from the start, because at such times a single pot has often effected a cure, while in the old, fieep-seated, chronic cases, several' pots are some times necessary. Here is a case: Mrs. H. S. Wilson, Broome-crescent, Wonthaggi, say's:-"My husband suf fered with Protruding Piles for some time. He was tortured with this ail ment, and only those who have suf fered with Piles .know what terrible torture it is. His rest was broken at nijrlit, and lie found it hard to keep at work...
Wonthaggi-Dalyston Coursing Club. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 26 February 1915
Wonthaggi-Dalyston Cours ing Club. 'ihere was a largo anil enthusiastic gathering, over 30 being present at the annual business meeting of the above, which took place at the rest? dence of Mr H. Coady, secretary, ftlr T. J. O'E-kn, vice-president, presided while l-ou'ii.e business including"'re? ception of letters, and balance sheet (showing a slight profit), was tran sacted. The Dalyston members were well and capably represented by Messrs P. J. Daly, P. S. Ryan, M. Buckley, F. Martin, J. Walsh and J.'Walker. The . election of officers resulted in Cr. P. J. Daly, J.P., being chosen president unanimously, and Messrs T. J. O'Brien and W. Brown were elected vice-presidents; Mr T. Vanstone, treasurer; Representatives on the National Coursing Club, Messrs R. Maidment and C. Becker; Mr H. Coady, who worked so assiduously during the last term in the interests of the club having declined nom ination for secretary, Mr J. P. Brown was unanimously chosen for that position. Mr Brown received a ...
THE DAUGHTER'S PART. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
THE DAUGHTER'S PART. One of the sweetest'things a girl can do is to receive friends graciously, par ticularly at home. In one's own house a cordial manner is fitting. Do not stand oil in the middle of the room and bow coldly and formally to the friend who has called. Walk over to meet her; give her your hand, and say pleasantly, that you are very glad to see her again. Stiff, cold, and formal ways of greeting acquantances are not proper. 3 A daughter's part is to assist her mother on every social occasion. The girl pours the tea in her mother's draw ing room when friends drop in at four o'clock. Quite often, when no maid is present, she helps the guests to what ever is served at four o'clock tea, anil herself hands the* cups, and takes them from the guests. Apart from, and more important even thaii her manner to a guest who looks in for an hour on a day, is the manner of a daughter to her father and mother. The father returns to his home, after a wearying day at business. He is tire...
FIVE RULES FOR FORTUNE [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
? 1. Cultivate and perfect yaur ideas. Experiment. The world is oager for something new, which, however simple it may be, will save labor, or expense, or do things better. Let it be more convenient, or promote pleasure-reduce waste. : People who handle things in every day. uss are the natural inventors of better filings, and the natural capitalists of to-morrow. Read the splendid advice that Edison gives. Learn !he procedure as to pa tenting in the chief countries,-then secure your own legal monopoly for your rights by becoming a patentee. 2. If that workman or foreman, or your ingenious mend has produced a clever invention put him on the track of famous and wealthy inventors. "Mr / F. Townsend, an editor, says of the "Inventors' Guidej" "I am re commending it strongly to friends. Best of the kind I i-ave Been. It should ?do a lot of good. It is an incentive telling him where he can obtain the "In ventors' Guide." 3. For yourself obtain this book, which tells what to invent, whore t...
THE CARE OF THE HAIR. A GIRL'S ADVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
THE CARE OF THE HAIR. GIRL'S ADVICE. At one time I used to neglect my hair most shamefully: It was thin and straggly, and kept coming out in hand fuls nearly all the year round. Then it had that dull, greasy appearance which is so fatal to hair beauty, and which conveys an impression of uu cleanliness which is not undeserved on the whole. For perfect cleanliness "ij essential in every way to the health of the hair, as the hair specialist, whom I consult ed in sheer desperation, told me. When you neglect to brush your hair properly, and allow the pores of the sealp to get choked up with dandruff aud dirt, you are not keeping either the sealp or the hair as clean as you should. I will give you some of the hints the hair specialist gave me. Needless to say, I havo persevered in following the regime he laid down, or else my hair would not be in its present heal thv state. "IMPORTANCE OF BRUSHING. "Don't be afraid of brushing the hair," he told me. "Brush it at least for eight minutes mo...
WHY SHE SENT FOR HIM [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
WHY SHE SENT FOR HIM A clergyman was once seiit for in the middle of the night by one of his woman parishioners. "Well, my good woman," said he, "so you are ill and require the con solations of religion-? What can X do for you?" "No," replied the lady, I am only nervous and can't sleep" "But how can. I help that?, said the parson. I "Oh, dr, you always put me to sleep so nicely when I go to church that I thought if you would only preach a.j j littlo for mo." 1 ? J
HOW TOMMY ATKINS MADE TEA IN A BOULOGNE TRAM. "A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE" WHICH NEARLY LED TO A MASSACRE. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
! HOW TOMMY ATKINS MADE TEA I IN A BOULOGNE TRAM. "A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE" WHICH NEARLY LED T.0 A MASSACRE. Ncbody sings the English transla tion of the iVlatseillaise-or what he happens to know of it-with 1110:0 thoroughness or energy than Tommy Atkins; and nobody thinks more of the French nation-hi the, hulk. But there must he .many Frenchmen on the other side of the Channe to whom the English Tommy is a terrible, mystery. They like him; but they must be look ing at him with wonder, and snak ing their heads. This letter will tell the rest of the story. It came to. the "Daily Sketch" office recently, written on a long sheet of foolscap, in copying ink pencil, by a soldier who was invalided back. Boulonge, 10 p.m., Saturday. We have just finished -having supper in a tram. .... I wanted so/no' broad, but couldn't make the fellow understand, till my pal told me to put my. fingers in my month and say "J;w pan" (du pain). I got it but thought myself lucky. What we wanted most of all, how ev...
"THE QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAINS." [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
'THE QUEEN OF THE MOUN TAINS." Much interest attaches to Miss Edith Durham's new book, "The Struggle for .Scutari," which is thus noticed in the l^ueen: Though the public attention is now Jixed on larger issues than the troubles of tho Balkans, Miss Durham's vivid and interesting book is pretty sure of a cordial reception, for, after all,' tho state of affairs in tho Near East is very intimate]}" connected with the ul timate relations of the greater nations. Germany 's dream of a mid-European Empire stretching from sea to sea is ; based in part on the theory that the most important- Balkan States are to be pressed into her sphere of influence, while Turkey is to be a sort of German annexe. Moreover, tho struggle for Scutari is so recent that it might also be considered a part of the general European conflagration, and possibly future historians will regard it as the beginning of the great war. Miss Durham's book will be of con siderable value to the historian of the future, because ...
GOT THE WRONG HOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
GOT THK WRONG HOUSK. ?While reconnoitering in "Westmore land County, Virginia, one of General "Washington's officers chanced upon a fino team of horses driven before a plow 'by a burly slave. Finer animal.? he- liad never seen. When his eyes had feasted on their beauty, he cried to tho driver: "Hello, good fellow! I must Have tho.se horses. They are just such animals -as I have been look ing for." Tile black man grinned, rolled u]> the whites of his eyes, put the lash to the horses's flanks and turned up another furrow in the rich soil. The o'iicer waited until lie had iiuisii ed the row, then throwing back li s cavalier cloak, the ensign of the rank j dazzled the slave's eyes. "Better see missus! Better see mis cus!" he cried, waving his hand to the. south, ivherc above the cedar growth rose the tuwers of a fine old Virginia ? mansion. j The officer turned up the carriage ! road ,and was soon rapping the great 1 brass knocker of the front door. j Quickly the door swung upon ...
BELGIANS AND WAR. WOMEN CHEER SOLDIERS. BRITISH MONITORS' SUCCESS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
BELGIANS AND WAR. , I WOMEN CHEER SOLDIERS. BRITISH MONITORS' SUCCESS. A staff correspondent of tho "ISew York World" has been among the Bel gian troops, and, in a despatch to Jus journal, -uuder date of November 5th, pictures conditions of their light to hold the last corner of their country. "It is impossible," he states, "to be with the Belgian army - making its last stand on its own country-without be ing carried away by sympathy. It is a light of men against big guns, And the men have cheerfully given their lives to hold that little stretch of low land east from JNieuport. "I began to see the cost of defence at Folkestone, when 1500 wounded were taken oil' a hospital ship and 10,000 re fugee Belgians were waiting to see if their relatives were among them. Cal ais is full of wounded and refugees. At Dunkirk you sec only the martial side; but in my hotel there are two Belgian oCieers who come to dinner with their pretty young wives. One jwas an avia tor, and I thought his wife lo...
REPULSE OF THE PRUSSIAN GUARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
REPULSE OF THE PRUSSIAN GUARDS. A French correspondent, describing the British repulse ot' the Prussian Guard at Zonnebeke, near Ypres, last month, says: The English stall were diuing when a despatch bearer an nounced the approach of strong columns of the enemy with cavalry acting as a screen and supported by ten batteries of" artillery and two heavy guns. The English general succeeded in seizing a strategic point on' the railway before the enemy and opened fire with his bat teries. The Prussians continued to ad vance, the first rank firing lying down, the second kneeling, and the remainder standing. Suddenly their ranks opened and machine-guns appeared. The situa tion looked critical, but the English general ordered a bayonet charge. One colonel headed his regiment shouting, "For Honour and England! " The op posing ranks met with a terrible shock. The bayonets of the Allies and the en emy frequently went home at the same moment. The ground and the uniforms and- faces of the combata...
SHELLING THE CROWN PRINCE. WONDERFUL 75 [?]. GUNS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
| . SHELLING THE GR&WN j" PRINCE. . - I \VOXDEJRFUL 75 mm. GU-NS. Lieutenant P'iarii, of the 30tli. .Regi ment of Artillery, attached-to the Hid French Army' Corps, vy'ritigg. under date October ISth to Mr. George A. Slower, managing' director of the Sturt wart Engineering Company,' Limited, London, gives some highly, interesting particulars of the splendid Freuch' guns: We have had against us the army of the Kronprinz, very superior in num J bers, and very well equipped as regards ? heavy artillery and aviation. This will explain to you why, having met this army on the north of Longuyon, we I had to retrea down to Vavincourt, a j little to the north of Bar-le-Duc. Dur ing this retreat, which was very well J conducted, we inflicted on the enemy j enormous losses. Our' 75mm. (.yia.) gun has geen quite a marvel, and has worked wonderfully, chiefly ou the pas , sage of the Biver Chiers, passage of the Meuse near Dun, at Yarenues, at Clermont-en-Argonne, and also at Van becourt,...