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MRS. FLORA ANNIE STEEL. GLORIES IN HER YEARS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
MRS. FLORA ANNIE STEEL. GLORIES IK HER YEARS. Mrs. Flora Annie Steel glories in her years. She is one of the rare excep tions among the distinguished women of the day who give their age in books of reference. The Anglo-Indian nove list is sixty-eight, and would scorn to be considered a day younger. Fresh, active and energetic in appearance, she leads a life of widely varying interests, and as unlike that of the popular idea of the literary woman as can well be imagined. When at home in her house of Talgarth Hall, amongst the Welsh ?hills, she is housekeeper, estate agent, farmer, gardener, stock breeder, and a bit of everything else by turns. From early morning until late at night she is at work in a thousand and one ways Her husband and daughter may desire t to co-operate, but it is not easy to help a woman of Mrs. Steel's temperament. She abounds in hospitality; her house is rarely without staying guests, and all the neighbourhood finds its way into Mrs. Steel's drawing room. She ...
SUMMER DRINKS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
SUMMER DRINKS. Ginger Beer: Ten pounds loaf sugar, six ounces of powdered ginger, six gal lons of water, ten lemons, half a teacup ful .of yeast, two slices of| toasted bread. Boil the sugar and ginger in water for one hour. When it is cold, add the juice and peels of lemons, also yeast on the toasted bread. Let it stand in a tub covered with a thick cloth for two or three days, then strain it through a thick cloth and bottle it. It will be ready to drink in four or five days after it is bottled. Barley Water: Take four ounces of pearl barley and boil it in four quarts of water for several hours until the bar ley is quite soft, then strain it and if too thick add boiling water until it looks like cream. Add sugar and lemon to taste. This is a very nourishiug drink. Oatmeal Water: In two 'quarts of cold water put lib. of coarse oatmeal and 1 lb. of lump sugar. Boil for half an hour. Allow it to cool. Then, to the rind and juice of two large lemons add one quart of boiling water; when...
WHY HE SAW HIM. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
WHY HE SAW HIM. Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll was re ceived one evning by Phillips Brooks at the latter's house. During the call the cards of several young minis ter's and friends of Boston clergyman who called were brought to him, but to each'he sent word that ho was sorry he could not see him. At the close of Colonel Ingersoll's call he said to Dr Brooks: "I appreciate your seeing me as you have this evening, when 1 naturally could not fail to notice how you turned your friends and others away." "Oh that is all right," replied Dr Brooks. ''You must not forget, Col onel Ingersoll that I will have all et ernity in which to see my friends."
THE LETTER "E." [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
THE LETTER "E." Someone has advanced the opinion that tho letter "e" is the most unfor tunate letter in the English alphabet, because it is always out of cash and ever in debt, never out of danger, and in hell all the time. For some reason, ho overlooked the fortunates of the let ter, so we call his attention that "e" is never in war and always in peace. It is the beginning of existence, the commencement of ease, and the end of trouble. Without it there would be meat, no life, and no heaven. It is tho centre of honesty, makes love per fect, and without it there could be no editors, devils, nor news.-Exchange. In reference to the letter "a" an old rhyme runs: The beginning of eternity, The end of time and space, The beginning of every end, And the end of every place.
THE REMNANTS WERE THERE. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
| THE REMNANTS WERE THERE. Cardinal Gibbons was 'recently the guest of a layman friend in Baltimore. In the home is a bbtler of Mrs Parti gonian proclivities, and on the church dignitaries' former informal visits to tfte home, the mistress had been under the necessity of reminding the obtuse servant that the .distinguished guest was to be addressed always as "Your Eminence." I On the pi'esnt occassion, when the Cardinal rang the bell, the man of im I passive countenance answered, receiv I ing the card, and turning, announced ' to the' hostess: "Please mum, yoxiv remnants has'came.",
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Save all the stale bread, grade it, and keep in glass jar ivith lid. This makes an excellent covering for fried veal, fried liver, croquettes, and oysters. . "When trying out fat cut a potato in the thinnest slices possible and drop''in while hot. This prevents a smutty look and'makes the fat clean and sweet. The best way to clean hair-brushes is with spirits of ammonia and warm water. Take a tablespoouful of ammo nia to one part of water; shake well and dry in the air, but not in the sun. Soap and soda soften the bristles and will turn-an ivory-back brush -yellow. For shampooing take a little powder ed Castile soap, the. same quantity of borax, add to them two tablespoonsful of alcohol, the beaten yolk of ail egg, and a pint of hot water. Put this in a bottle and cork it tightly. When used, rub well into the scalp and make a, good lather. Carefully wash the hair in sev eral waters, having the first water hot and the , last one cool. This will pre vent-taking cold i...
WEAPONS OF ANCIENT DAYS. USED IN FRENCH FIGHTING TO-DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
WEAPONS OF ANCIENT DAYS. USED IN FBJSNCH FIGHTING TO-DAY. France is showing courage and cour tesy in the treatment of correspond ents. Distinguished officers have been appointed to conduct parties of cor respondents to places of interest along the front, where an officer of the ae tivo army explains the situation and relates incidents of the actual lighting. We visited Ypres, Eeninghe, and I'ervvse under this arrangement, and the officer who was showing us about at Fumes gave an interesting talk re garding the extent of the hand-to-hand lighting in the trenches, leading back, to the weapons and methods of ancient days. '' Already we are using old mortars, fat stumpy, little weapons," he said, '' which can throw a heavy charge of explosive with certainty for half a mile and drop half a hundredweight of meli nite in the enemy's trenches. Our men too are becoming experts in the use of hand grenades. They are real grena diers again, as well as bombadiers. If the trenches are near enough...
THE "CONTEMPTIBLE" ARMY. CANDID GERMAN VIEW. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
THE "CONTEMPTIBLE" ARMY. CANDID GERMAN VIEW. A warning agaiiist' under-estimation of the British troops, such as has been customary with a certain section of the German press, is sent home by a woll kuown Berlin newspaper man, who is .serving as first lieutenant with a regi mont facing the British forces near Ypres. His regiment, he writes, marched out with the idea that the '-British had legs only to run with-ahd tHat.real fighting spirit or skill in arms)was lacking in them. A few hours' contact with the British, however, showed that they were no easy enemy. . "The English infantry Which op posed us there in the vicinity of Ypres ,niust be characterised as troops of the lirst quality," he writes. "From the start it was noteworthy with what high energy tho British troops defended their positions against our attacks. After being driven out they kept try ing again and again, particularly by night attacks, to regain the lost ground. They were supported most effectively by their field ...
THE ART OF NURSING. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
THE ART OF NURSING. There are few positions open to women where the compensation is more ! liberal than in that of the trained nurse, but it is only among well-to-do people where the two guineas per week salary can be given for such a pur pose. Under ordinary circumstances, the invalid must get along in the best possible way, and unquestionably has a good deal to put up with from awk ward hands and blundering heads. A great deal is said about teaching children to be useful, and very much lias been accomplished in this direction, but, as far as we know, thero has never yet been a juvenile training school for nurses, at least not outside of the home circle and the personal overlooking of the head of the house. One woman, who looks a long way ahead, and who generally finds that it is much easier to work with brains than with hands, has for years kept up a little training school for nurses among her own children with dollies for patients. This novel business came about in'this way: Bets...
Shire of Phillip Island and Woolamai. MONDAY, MARCH [?], 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
Shire of Phillip Island and Woolamai. MONDAY, MARCH I, 1915. Present.-Crs Mcllwraith (Presi dent), McFee, Dixon, Bowman, Mads, McGrath, Steenholdt. Daly, and Liloyd. C0RUESP0ND3NCE, From Health department, asking for analyst's report regarding foodstuffs analysed during 1914,-Attended t>. Same, asking that health officers should send samples for examination early in the week.-Referred to Health Officers. Same, regarding holding of biograph entertainments in Cowes hall and stating it had been reported that en tertainments were held without proper conditions of safety being attended to. -Secretary to attend and also com municate with committee of Cowes hall. Dr. Leithbridge, Cowes, will examine military recruits gratuitously,- Offer accepted with thanks. Country Roads Board, asking for report regarding work done by contractor on Mrs E. Daly's land, in connection with Loch Wonth: ggi road. Mrs Daly in writing to the i oard, stated that logs had been rolled >n the fence line, and ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 5 March 1915
Mesley-Richmond, Undertarkera. Mrs. Jones got all her furnishings for her tent at the Melbourne Furnish ing Co., Graham St., JVonthaggi. Powleit River District and ST. PATRICK'S DAY PICNIC . RACES. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17th. (Under Patronage of V.R.C.). PROGRAMME : Brush Hurdle Race, 1st Trophy value £4, 2a i Trophy value £1 ; about 2 miles. To start at 12.30 p.m. Maiden Novelty Pony Race, 14.1 h.a.u. 1 st Trophy value . £2 10s ; 2nd trophy value 10s ; limit pony £ fur longs ; 11 yards allowed for every inch under 14.1. To start 1 p.m. ; weight 8st. Ladifes' Bag, 1st trophy value £3, 2nd trophy value £1; 7 furlongs ; minimum weight 9st. To start at 1.30 p.m. 13.2 h.a.u. Pony Race, 4 furlongs. 1st trophy value £2 10s, 2nd trophy value 103. To start 2 p.m. Maiden Hack Race, 5 furlongs. 1st trophy value £1 10s, 2nd trophy value 10s. To start at 2.30 p.m. Post entry. Weight 'Jst. 14.1 h.a.u. Open Novelty. 1st trophy value £2 10s, second trophy value 10s ; 11 yards allowed for every inch und...
CAMEO OF THE WAR. AECHAMBAULT, GUN POINTER. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
CAMEO OF THE WAR. AECRAMBAULT, GUN POINTER. Vincent Archambault, gun pointer of the first gun of tlie battery of the army corps, came from the eastern fron tier, near Sedan, and, like the people of his country, ho was a tall man, strong and calm and slow, putting a certain power and reflection iu every step that he took. The fortunes of mobilisation had placed him in a battery whero there i was no one who came from his neigh-, i bourhood, and so his comrades knew ! little about him, and they learned little | from the conversation of the big, silent j man. But some drovers and vendors of forage and grain whom the men of ! the battery met in the market places of j the towns through which they marched | recognised Vincent and told his com 1 rades that he was a prosperous man, I that he had begun early to save and J that he had bought the fourth part of a big farm on the edge of the Gham | pagne, where the ground begins to rise I to the wooded foothills of Argonne. And without being tol...
PRISONERS OF WAR. THEIR TREATMENT IN ENGLAND AND IN GERMANY. GENEROUS HUMANITY AND SORDID BRUTALITY. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
PRfSQNERS OF WAR. THEIR TREATMENT IN ENGLAND AND JN GERMANY. GENEROUS HUMANITY AND SOR DID BRUTALITY. A correspondent of the '' Daily Mail" describes a visit to the deten tion barracks for officers and prisoners of'war at Lady Dundonald's .Welsh es tate at Abergele, North Wales. The building is a rambling old man sion, where ninety-eight German offi cers and thiry-seven soldiers and civi lians are held as prisoners. The spa cious rooiiis are embellished with wood carvings and ceilings by Adams. There is an exercise field of three acres. The prisoners receive half the pay of their rank, calculated by British infantry, which is the 5/9 in the case of Ober lieuteuaiit von Tirpitz, who has the rank of captain. They are permitted to conduct their mess on identical lines with that of a British infantry batta lion,-with the privilege .of electing a mess president, a secretai'3' and com mittees. They are at liberty to drink lager, beer, light wines, red and white, cog nac and mineral waters...
AT BUSTARD CAMP. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
AT BUSTARD CAMP. (Special Cores.p'jnderit of tho "Man chester Guardian.") At Lark's Hill, a bare knoll on Sal isbury Plain, half-way between Ames bury and Bustard Camp, the vljodc-n winter quarters of the Canadians are J;early ready. The Canadians are eagerly looking f.;r the day when they can leave their wet and chilly tents for those stout .sheds, which resemble rows of derelict railway carriages. Oil such a day as this, when a frost edged wind ;s scything over the plain, you can sympathise. The men from the West don't mind Ionliness, although they say that Sfllisburj-- Plain beats Calgary way f,,r that,. and at Lark's Hill they will be a bit nearer such company as the thatched village of Amesbury can ofi'tT. What they nbuie most -heartily is the English damp. It's tile" wot'Man-' ket business that does for us," they say. .Veverthi'liKs they are hapjjy under canvass, despite the -Solid month of such dirty weather that they have often worn wot- clothes for days. The fact tliat ther...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
NO ONE KNOWS The weight of another's burden. Many a one brought to light. You know if you hare a burden, to bear. You know where you are taxed to bear it. You know liow -much trouble it gives you. But do you know how to shake it off? The back bears more burdens than all the human organism. And it objects to it, sometimes em phatically. It aches, it pains, is weak and lame. It's your fault if you don't come to the rescue. Perhaps you don't know how. We could tell you, but you might doubt us. We will let this man do it, then 'tis easier proven. Mr. C. Milligan, Reid-crescent, Won thaggi, says:-"About three years ago I had the misfortune to rick my back, and for months afterwards I suffered agony from backache. I believe, had I not taken Doan's Backache Kidney Pills, which were recommended to me by a friend, I would still be suffering. These pills gave me relief very quickly, and by the time I had finished four bottles I was cured, and I have been free from ^backache ever since. Before...
How Money Grows. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
How Money Grows. One shilling per week deposited in the Savings Bank Department of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, will, with interest added at 3 per eeut. per annum, amount to ils 18 -1 in 5 years 80 2- (i in 10 year's 4S IS 5 in 15 years TO 13 5 in 20 years Tell shillings per month, with in terest added at 3 per cent, per annum, will amount to £32 f> 0 in 5 years 00 14 1 in 30 vears 112 IS S in 15 years 103 3 S in 20 years Twenty shillings per month, with interest, added at three per cent, per annum, will amount to £04 14 3 in r> years 139 13 11 in 10 years 220 12 0 in ir> years 327 3 o in 20 years Do not delay, start a Savings Bank account for each of your children NOW.
How to Help Your Town. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
How to Help Your Town. Treat strangers with the utmost courtesy and hospitality so that they may take away good impressions of It. Elect good reliable men to the Council, not because they strain themselves for popularity. But on account of their stamina and trust worthiness. Keep the money in the place, sell all you can and buy .all you can at home. Talk about it. Buy all you can in it. Writ9 about it. Remember that by assisting trades people you help the place along.
Powlett Branch A.C.M.A. DISMISSAL OF BRUSHERS. BALLOT TO BE TAKEN. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
Powlett Branch A.C.M.A, DISMISSAL OF BRUSHERS. BALLOT TO BE TAKEN. A special meeting of the Powlett branch A.C.M.A. was held on Sunday, lasting, with an adjournment, all day. Mr J. Hasson (president) occupied the chair. Reports were made by the secretary, Mr. J. McVicars, and the president regarding interviews with Mr. G. H. Broome, general manager, the repre sentation to the Railway Commission ers. Sworn statements of the men and . others had been sent to the General Manager, and correspondence was read in which it was stated that he was of opinion that the dismissal of the brush ers, Collier and Paton, was the only action that could be taken in order to preserve discipline and safe working. The discussion was very long anc| the meeting was of opinion the men had been unjustly treated. It was decided that a ballot should be taken on Wednesday to determine whether work should cease at the mine till the men were reinstated. It was also decided that a deputation consisting of Messrs J...