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Benalla Grand Band Contest and Carnival. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 21 August 1914
Benalla Grand Band Contest and Carnival. A committee meeting of the above was held at the Mechanics' Insti tute on Wednesday evtning, there being present :—Messrs. J H. Elshaug (presiden:). B.trry. Treg auowan, P. Willis, Guppy, Bird, Armstrong, Noouan, Tone H. Gregerson, Mulder, May, and B. L,. Taylor (bou. sec.) Mr. Treganowan spoke on the advisability of knowing exactly how the contest stood financially before I proceeding further. After discussion, it was decided to secure guarantors to the amount of ,£100. Of this amount£40 was guaranteed in the room by the following gentlemen .-^—Messrs. J. Barry £o, W. Noouan £5, H. Gregerson £5, P. Willis £o. II. Bird .£5, Treganowan £b, k. Guppy £5, J.EIsbaug £3, W, Arm strong £2. . Messrs. ^ Elshaug, Willis and Taylor were appointed to canvass ihe town with a view to securing the £60 "required to make up the prize money. The resolution on the books to the effect "that auy profits be given to some charitable institution," was altered to rea...
ROUND THE DISTRICT. GOORAMBAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 21 August 1914
ROUND THE DISTRICT. GOORAMBAT. The flour mill will be given a run on Friday afternoon, and an expert from Melbourne will be in attendance to report on condition of same. Great interest is being taken throughout the district in the pro posiiion of having the mill running for next harvest. The crops in the district will bent fit considerably by the late rains, although only 19 points were recorded.
THE MARKETS. LOCAL MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 21 August 1914
THE MARKETS. LOCAL MARKETS. Watts, Turnbull & Co. report having held their usual fortnightly market at the Corporation Yards, Benalln. oil Tuesday last. Thete was a fair yarding of all classes of stock The attendance of buyers was good, aud prices were in uiost instances equal to late rates. Fat Cattle.— We had a consignment of extra choice quality cows a::d bullocks from Mr. J.js. Blackburne, of Ryan's Creek, which met with keen competi tion from the local butchers, Ths bul locks made up to .£15 10/, the latter price topping the yard for bollocks, the purchasers being Messrs. Springs ! and Porter. - The cows made up to £ 14 7/6, and were purchased by Mr. R. J, Cooke, the whole consignment of cows and bullocks averaged ,£14 12/. Light bullocks made ,£S 6/6 to .£10 ; cows, £1 15/to £9 12/6; others, £6, £6 15/ to £1 ; light cows, £4 5/, .£4 17/to .£5 12/. Store Cattle.—Cows and calves made £4 19/; springers, .£5, ,£5 7/6 to £6 7 /6 ; small, £4 to .£4 S/; steers, 2}4yts, to £3 ...
SPORTING. THE GUN. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 21 August 1914
SPURTING. THE GUN. A £10 Starling Handicap, uuder the auspices of the Benalla Gun Club, was shot off at Benalla last Wednesday, when, owine to the excitement over the war, ouly 22 nominations were received. The birds were a capital lot, but no high scores in the handicap or sweeps were recorded. The feature of the day was the excellent shooting of A. J. Threlfall, of Longwood, who grassed &lt;16 birds wittout a miss. This is a record for the club. The handicap was divided on the 9th round, Threlfall taking and W. Lini, Dookie, and "Walker," Mel bourne, £2 10s each. Sweeps that followed were won or divided by:— Threlfall, Maguire, Collins, Burke, Hyland aud Meadows.
A LETTER FROM A BENALLA BOY [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 21 August 1914
A LETTER FROM A. BENAXLA BOY A Benalla member of the Expe ditionary force who left on Tuesday writes aB follow :—" We left Be nalla at 10.22 a.m. with four members of infantry, and continued to pick up members from Euroa, l&lt;ongwood and Seymour, who were given a hearty send-off by the citizens of the various towns. Had dinner at Seyir.our and got to Broadmeadows Camp, which is situated north of the town. Directly we arrived in camp we started to peg and pitch tents. At 4 p m. strains of music Ftole across from the direction of the ohyr'and ot 4.30 p.m. about 2500 volunteers came into sight having marched from Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, where they completely filled the barrack square. At -145 p.m. the leading company came into camp. After being formed up opposite the tents of the battalion where the commanding officer of each com pany explained the rules of the camp and sanitary arrangements in connection with active service, we had tea, which consisted of stew, made of ...
Patriotic. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 21 August 1914
Patriotic. The patriotic spirit bubbles every where, while our boys, representa tive of every town and bnmlet throughout Australia are respond ing to the call of the Empire by leaving the " home of their fathers" to go out and uphold the honor of their country upon a page of his tory that to them at present stands blank, the stay-at-home section may find any amount of useful work at hand in providing those little comforts to which reference has already been made in these columns. We.are very pleased, therefore, in announcing that a public meeting has been convened by President Cleary for Monday afternoon next at the Phire Hall, when matters should assume a definite shape. The hearts of a number of family circlcs in our midst have already felt a deep.sicred stirring within, a touch of that peculiar mixture of sadness and pride that accompanies the parting- with beloved sons, brothers and relatives. The good bye of the civilian going to other spheres with the inten\ion of sett ling or...
BENALLA WEST SCHOOL FUND. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 21 August 1914
BENALLA WEST SCHOOL FUND. The committee of ' the above school attended yesterday and dis cussed with the teachers and pupils the desirability of establishing a Patriotic Fund. Mr. B. L. Taylor delivered an address in which he described the dangers and difficul ties to which our soldiers would be exposed. He suggested that each one try to show a practical patriot ism. His remarks were endorsed by Mr. Wilson (head teacher), who called for suggestions as to how the children could help. It was inter esting to see how the juveniles responded—some suggesting bond ages, other handkerchiefs, towels etc. It was finally agreed that the boys subscribe the funds to pur chase material, which will be made into towels, etc.. by the girls under the guidance of the teachers and School Committe. The children rendered several patriotic songs in fine style. Our Goorambat correspondent writes.— The volunteers for the Expedi tionary Force were given a send off by the local residents on Tuesday evening, a...
PATRIOTIC NOTICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 21 August 1914
"patriotic notice. Having received a letter from Mrs. Burd Connell, hon. sec. Lady Mayoross Patriotic Fund, re mak ing flannels for contingent, in which sho has suggested people of this district might kindly help to supply material, anyone desiring to assist i3 requested to attend a meeting at my residence on Satur day, 22nd inst , at 7 30 p.m., to appoint collectors to canvass for funds to purchase same. Country residents could purchase flannel off local drapers, and it would be for warded for making and acknow ledged. Long sleeves are necessary; well knitted socks are greatly needed also. Address: (Mrs) E. Mahon, M'Kellar-Blreet, Be nalla.
HARRIETVILLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 21 August 1914
HARRIETVILLE. Mr. Sidney Jolison, a young man, 19 years of age, and brother of Mr. Geo. Jolison, of Harrietville Hotel, died at Dr. Kidd's private hospital on Thursday from pneu- monia. Deceased was ill for a week and gradually sank. He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Jolison, who are old residents of Harrietville. He was very popular, and a playing member of the Harrietville football club. The funeral on Friday was largely attended. Rev. Dr. Skelly officiated at the grave, and members of the Harrietville football club acted as pall bearers. Mr. Peter Jones, a very old resi- dent of Harrietville, died at his re- &nbsp; sidence, Leichardt, Sydney, on Friday last, after a long illness. Deceased arrived at Harrietville in 1863. After residing here for many years he was mine manager at Glen Wills (V.), and Hillgrove (N.S.W.) In later years he lived a retired life. He leaves a grown- up family of two daughters and six sons. He was 64 years of age, and a native of Newarthi...
FARMER. WA[?] ENERGY ON THE FARM [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 25 August 1914
FARiVItW. WA — ' - ENERGY ON THE FARM Tliw/ii is too much wasted force and energy on the farm. Of ail the waste.' of the farm this is the most exhaus live, most destructive of its resources The most vital values of the farm's re sources are essentially in the active mental and physical forces of its oper atives. Deplete these and the produ cing capacity of the farm has been dl minished In relative proportion. Tht farmer himself is the one directly re sponsible for the unnecessary expend! ture of forces that could be utilised to better advantage, and so sacrifices incalculable energies by waste and rata direction that tend to Incapacitate both himself and his farm. Notable among other wastes is the unnecessary powei expended in doing by hand, by "main strength and awkwardness," after the manner of medieval ways, the things that can be so much more expeditious ly and cheaply done by machinery and improved tools and implements. Onlj in instances that are exceptions can ii 'ie conceived...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 25 August 1914
Why Should Women Suffer? Old time logic accepted it as a matter of cold fact that women were m"«de to suffer froui girlhood to the grave. What a monstrous doctrine. A book dealing with ihe matter of pain and suffering a« affecting womenfolk, and which tells how thousands have lieen restored by a simcle home treatment to permanent health.after yeers of pain, will be sent free tp anyone who cuts out this advt. and sends it to Dept. A. 33, Ladies' College of Health, Phair's Buildings, 327 Collins-street, Melbourne, La-lies visit ing the City are cordially invited to fall and chat over health matters with he Manageress. WANTED.—Man Cook (station) ! Woman Cook (hotel), Laundress (hotel), two Housemaids, two General Servants, two Waitresses, two Men_ Cooks (station hands). Can supply: Motor Mechanic, Engine Driver', Storeman, Station Clerk, first class hands with the Plough,' and other sound workers. For Private Sale: Fruit and Refresh ment Business, >vith residence; Hotel (suburban), ...
Asked Too Much. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 25 August 1914
Asked Too Much. "Miss Potts," trembled the youth as lie parted from her at the door, "there Is something I must say to you." "Proceed," she urged him with an encouraging smile. "Though I am now only a poor In ventor," he stammered, "yet my air ship Is nearer perfection than ever. 1 —I have but two ideals indite—you and my air-ship. Will you marry me?" She was silent. "Do not answer too' quickly," he ' fcegged. "Take time to think It over I-will come again for Jny answer. Ma; it"
They sold His Hat. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 25 August 1914
They 8old His Hat. A rummage sale was going on at a certain country church on the out skirts, of Liverpool, and a local mag nate shed the light ot his countenance 'ipon the assemblage. Immediately upon his arrival, he was called upon to assist with the work ol propping up a Btall which showed im minent signs of collapsing. He placed his shining tall bat on an adjacent stall, and went to the res cue. Soon It was accomplished, and the magnate returned to the stall where he had left his hat. It could not be found, and he bland ly inquired of the young lady in charge as to what had become of it. "Oh, dear me!" said that young per son. "Was that your hat? I sold It a while ago for a shilling!"
Unsollcited. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 25 August 1914
Unsolicited. He had invented a beetle powder, And he had advertised It far and wide. There came a day when a customer rushed frantically into the shop own ed by the distinguished inventor, a chemist. The customer showed signs of Intense agitation. "Give me another half-pound of your bfcetle powder! Quick!" he cried. "I'm glad you like it," said the chemist, proceeding with the order. "Yes," said the excited man. "I have one beetle already very ill; if I can only get home before he reco vers and give him another half-pound, he'll die." The chemist decided not to ask that customer for a testimonial to stick Id hla window.
VARIETIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 25 August 1914
varieties. Cecilia: So she married him just be i&use be owned a motor-car? Kate: Cfo, no! Because he nevei lot angry when It broke down. Uncle Tom: The baby's looking won lerlully happy to-night. Nurse: X expect he heard a lady, whi tailed this afternoon say that he wasn'i a bit like any of his relations. "This watch will last a lifetime," re marked the jeweller, as he handed the* watch to the customer. "Nonsense!" retorted the othei "Can't I see for myself that Its hours •re numbered?" Physician at Hospital: How did you happen to fail from the top of the ladder? Patient: A pretty woman was pass lng, and in turning to look at her ■lipped and fell. Physician: Ah, the same old story-* *•' \ woman at the bottom of It! Guide (showing places of historic Interest): It was In this room thai Wellington received his first commis slon. Mr. Moneygrab: His first commis sion? Is that ro? Guide: Yes, sir; It is a fact; Mr. Moneygrab: What percentage did he get? Teacher: What la a politici...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 25 August 1914
THE Benalla Independent. PUB&ISHKD ONTOBSDAYS AND-FRIDAYS "Stands close to nil1 • But lenns on none." TUESDAY, AUGUST, 25, 1914. Local and Genera! News. Death . The sudden death of Mrs Eliza Jewell aft the residence of heridaugh ter, Mrs- Toakley, of Lurg, took place on 23rd inst., and led to an inquiry by Mr Geo. Walker, J.P. Deputy Coroner. The result, was a verdict of " - died :from natural sootaif/.. A social, evening is. to be held at " Florence Court " (Mr. J. Proud'?) on Wednesday- evening,- in aid of produce stall (.Municipal Band Car nival). . I?ree drags leave Fii.e Brigade Tower at 6.45 p.m. Acoidenfc. While engaged at the rivet cut ing machine at the local .railway workshop,. Mr. Smith was stiuck by a piece of .metal that, flew and hit the wall and then rebounded, striking Mr. Smith's nose between the eyes. Dr. Nisli attended to the injury, which required three stitches. Coursing. The final, meeting of the Plump ton Coursing Club takes place on Wednesday, (to-mor...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 25 August 1914
HEALTH. Ladies, is vour henlth causing you nay anxiety, have you been disappointed in the non-appearance of baby, or ^re you dreading nn operation ? If worried from any of these causes we strongly advise you to consult the highly qualified lady representative of the "-Natura" Health Co., Melbourne, on her next visit to BBNaLI&lt;A. She will be pleased lo advise you regarding your health, and explain how good health may be restored to you by means of the wonderful "Natura" Home Treat ment, that lias cured so many thousands of women and girls. The advice will cost you nothing, and may s«ve you years of suffering. The visit takes place on TUESDAY, 25th AUGUST, when the Co's representative may be seen at the Benalla Hotel from 10 to 6.30. She will carry a full supply of medicines. Meanwhile send 2d. pos'age for free Henlth Guide to Dept. BE, "Naltini" Health Co.,,49 Elizabeth Street, Mel bourne. NotC-53. OUR FURNITURE CATALOGUE M • .... is not a Cheap Book printed in Germany, "g...