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Her Prize. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 12 January 1917
Her Prize. Mrs. Brown has a special horror of lotteries, and at all times and places she embraces every opportunity of holding forth with vehemence con cerning this pet abomination. Her indignation will therefore be imag ined when, one evening, her worthy spouse came home and proudly an nounced that he had joined a goose club. For something like an hour she poured the vials of wrath on her un fortunate husband's head, while he endeavored meekly to bear it all. At last the warmth of the attack proved quite too much for the long enduring John, and he decided that the time had come for him to fire up in return. r "I suppose, my dear," said he, en deavoring to be sarcastic, "you were I never in a lottery, were you?" But, alas for the speaker! Mrs. Brown turned upon him with wither ing scorn. "Once, John, and only once," said she. "They say, as you know, that marriage is a lottery. Well, I went in for that, and I myself won a goose!" ! First Actor: I must say, colleague, I always conside...
LABOR. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 12 January 1917
LABOR. Labor is life! 'tis the still water fail eth; Idleness never despaireth, bewaileth; Keep the watch wound, or the dark rust assaileth; Flowers droop and die in the still ness of noon. Labor is glory!-the flying cloud lightens; Only the waving wing changes and brightens; Idle hearts only the dark future frightens; Play the sweet keys, wouldst thou keep them in tune! Labor i rest-from the sorrows that greet us; Rest from all petty vexations that meet us; Rest from sin-promptings that ever entreat us; Rest from world-sirens that lure us to ill. ' Work, and pure slumbers shall wait on thy pillow; Work, thou shalt ride over Care's coming billow; Lie not down wearied 'neath Woe'a weeping willow. Work with a stout heart and reso lute will! Droop not, though shame, sin and anguish are round thee! Bravely fling off the cold chain that hath bound thee! Look to the pure heaven smiling be yond thee! 1 Rest not content in thy darkness a clod! Work for some good, be it ever so | slowly! I C...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 12 January 1917
The Phoenix Insures CR0P3 and STACKS i.gainst datn-ge bv FIRE and CrcpD against damage by HAl'_ 3TONES. "My wife tells me that at the Wo man's Club the other afternoon your wife displayed a marvellous know ledge of Parliamentary law." "Well, great Scot! why shouldn't she? She's been speaker of our house for fifteen years." The more a woman has in her her.c the less she thinks about what is on it Misery loves company-and she usually has plenty of it. ANDREWS STOVES REDUCE YCUR ;w|, FUfcL BILL Y,'E WILL POST Y , LU. iV~DC T *LOOUE FP.EE. ty&m WRIrEAlo.llil. C.ANDREW 3 'foS^iJv.GEEIjOHC.VlC. POULTRY WANTED-HYUNDS Hyland's buy Duckling, Chickens, Turkeys at per lb. !iv&lt;> weiplit. Hyland's pay Top Prices for Old Hens, any breed. Hyland's save you commission and cartage, crate , sent free. Hyland's will post you a monthly price list; obtain one before selling elsewhere. DAVID HYLAND & SONS PTY. LTD. Exportrs, Sennitt's Freezing Works, Melbourne. The Union Tru...
Why He Was Crying. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 12 January 1917
Why He Was Crying. In a certain town a man went into o restaurant for his noonday meal, and, it being a cold day, the door was clos ed. He sat down a few tables from the door. Presently another man came in, who neglected to shut the door. The first man noticed it and yelled to him gruply: "Shut that door. Were you brought up in a barn??" After a few seconds he glanced over to where the man was sitting, and noticed he was sobbing. He went over and apologised for talking in such a manner. "I didn't mean to be so rude in ask ing you if you had been brought up in a barn " "That's it-that's it," the other sob bed; "I was brought up in a barn, and it makes me homesick every time I hear an ass bray."
CHAPTER I. An Assignation. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 12 January 1917
CHAPTER I. An Assignation. Belle Angel stared round with frank dislike upon the dingy houses that made lier daily outlook. Not for the first time a spirit of rebellion against the monotony of her lot was stirring within her; something to which she could put no name clamored for a wider, fuller life than this. Day aftpx_day of unceasing groyneas, with only the everlasting complainings of her mother to relieve the silence, or the endless gossip of small-minded wo men, had driven her at last to a point when, any fate seemed better than this eternal confinement . "I'll go mad if 1 stay here," she said passionately, throwing back the dark curls from her brow. "I wonder why I can't settle down to it like the other girls; they seem satisfied enough. Work, eat and sleep, that's all there is to do." A neighbor, a loutish fellow enough/ grimy with toil, stamped past her in heavy boots, and indulged himself in a.coarse wit ticism at her expense. "Gettin" prettier nor ever, Belle," he said in a...
A Feather in the Wind Published by Arrangement with Cassell & Co., Lon. and Melb. All Rights Reserved. PROLOGUE. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 12 January 1917
A Feather in the Wind By FRANK H. SHAW, Author o£ "The Love Tides," "The Bondage o£. Hate," &c. Published by Arrangement with Cassell & Co., Lon. and llelb. All Rights Reserved. PROLOGUE. The first suggestion of trouble came when the big volcano that dominated the landlocked harbor suddenly spout ed a wrath of smoke, that spread and thickened until the glory of the south em sun was eclipsed and the serent day grew dark. "Bontoli's_ angry," said the captain the "Tollingtower" to his mate. "In a bit she'll start throwin' tliingt about. Best heave short an' be ready." He had gained much experi ence of the vagaries of a volcanic re gion; he had, for instance, visited a port, and come back a week later to fmd it effaced, wiped out of existence as completely as the writing is wiped from a slate with a damp sponge. "We'll take no risks; it's a' God forsaken country, anyway," he said, and saw to it that the mate did as he was told, which was, perhaps, just as well for the'"T...
SCOTLAND YARD'S WASHING BOOK. Laundry Marks that Give Away Criminals. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 12 January 1917
SCOTLAND YARD'S WASHING BOOK. Laundry Marks that Give Away Criminals. Among tlie many minor aids to the detection of crime possessed by the Scotland Yard authorities none is more efficient than the "Register of Laun dries," a huge brass-bound volume con taining lists of all establishments in the kingdom where washing is taken in, together with the distinctive signs and letters employed by each in mark ing their customers' linen and under clothing. Practically every laundry has its own private mark, usually a combina tion of two or more letters of the al phabet. Following these, on each ar ticle sent by a customer to the wash is a number, corresponding to the said customer's name in the books of tlie concern. It is not difficult to see how this prac. tice may be turned to the advantage of the police; and, as a matter of fact, it has been the means, of bringing to justice, at one time and another, quite a largo number oi criminals.
TAUGHT BY BIRDS. How Man First Learned to Make Baskets. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 12 January 1917
TAUGHT BY BIRDS. How Man First Learned to Make Baskets. There lias recently been unearthed near Tliebes, in Egypt, what is prob ably the earliest specimen of pottery extant. It is a small round bowl, in shape, size and exterior markings, an exact replica of a thrush's nest, with the outer network removed. This discovery sets at rest the vex ed question as to whence man learnt the art of basket-making. He learnt it from a bird's nest. The clay-lined home of the mother thrush and her family suggested the clay-lined basket which held water and also served for cooking. The basket work, when burned off, left a baked clay pot, the outside oi which was decorated with an incised basket pattern. Gradually this pattern gave place to painted representations of the original. All archaeologists know how predominant this basket de coration is in early pottery in Egypt, Chaldea, Crete and elsewhere. And now we know the source whence it came.
Old Age. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 12 January 1917
Old Age. Old age as it cornea in the orderly prooeBB of Nature is a beautiful and majeBtio thing. It stands for experience knowledge, wisdom, counsel. That is old age as it should be, but old age as it often meanB poor digestion, torpid bowolB, a sluggish liver and a general feeling of ill health, despondency and misery. This, in almost every instance is wholly unnecessary. One of Chamber lain o Tablets lor the stomach and liver taken immediately after supper will improve the digestion, tone up the liver and regulate the bowels. That feeling of despondency will give way to one of hope and good cheer For ealo by Walker Bros., Bright; J. H. Jones, Harnetnlle ; 0 I ardi. Wandiligon* Buokland man' punka^ ! J Ritchie,
A Review of the Session. ECONTOMY AND RURAL VELOPMEMT PARTY. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 12 January 1917
A Review of the Session. ECONToMY AND RURAL VELOPMEMT PARTY. (By A. A. Billso.V.) .^mid tho many disturbing influences crunted by >ho Great World's War, tin; attention of the people his, very probably, been diverted from Slate politioa. A brief review, therefore, of the work of 1 the Bession, and of the development which have arisen, will, I apprehond, prove interesting to my constituents. It is quito reasonable to suppose ih it tho absotbiug problom of the futuro of tho Empire is at (he back of anyoiie'f hoad to an oxteot that would completely shot oat tho consideration of thosa domestic matters associated with State legislation, and it may surprise a grant many electors to know that the session just closed has been barren of meisurei of an utilitarian character. The Govern ment of Victoria has practically occupie i tho same position as (ho Imperial Gov ernment did just prior to the outbreak of war. sIn an interesting article in th* "Edinburgh Review" of Juno Iub', attention was...
The Open Column. SWIMMING CLASSES. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 12 January 1917
The Open Column. SWIMMING CLASSES. TO THE EDITOR. Sib,-The Royal Life * Saving Society is desirous of having clasaoa formed in all country towna throughout Victoria, and with thia object in view the uocioty is anxious to get into touch with members of the public who would take an interest in the work by forming life-savins ciawes 'Ilia season. I ahull bo pleased to forward iterature freo to all-who apply, including pictorial postcard giving the various methods of release and rescue methods of he BOciety. Drowning accidents occur mostly during spells of pleasure, in tha sea, the broad rivor, the brook, a creek, or a tiny pond ; no age, m aex, no oliBl of society or occupation is free from this possibility. During the past 10 ye«« the tot'il deaths from drowning in ViotorU reached 1498. fet tliia Btate of »ltaira i« avoidable, and overybody caDmakeitso if they will devote a little time to tha , methods of the Royal Life-Saving Society) tha promoti .n n[ tha know'ed^u of Ji/s saving fr...
Christmas at ftlount Buffalo. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 12 January 1917
Christmas at ftlount Buf falo. Fux and frivolity reigned at Mount'But falo during Christinas wet>k. Tiie Chalet was full, and for many of the gussts it was not their first visit. A committee formed early ia the week arranged for amusements in the evenings. Good con certs were got up, and a progrs»sive euobre party. The first prizes wero won by Mrs Lyons and Mr Baker, and the booby prizes fell lo Mrs Mudge and Mr Anderson, a returned Anzac, who no doubt ruminated on the difference between this Xmas and last A dance was an at traction one evening, an i another a maga zine gueesing competition the prizes for which were won by the Misses Abrahams and Ramsay, who were equal, with twelve out of sixteen, for the ladies. The gentle men's prize was carried off by Mr Taenif, the Consul in Melbourne for China. Thin competition, arranged by Mrs Pickford, wan a great success. Incidentally, it re vealed to many of the competitors how much tbey didn't know of our everyday periodical. Then a dem...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 12 January 1917
A NEW STORY Of great interest Entitled A Feather in the Wind By PRANK H. SHAW, Commences in this Issue More bggs SUNLIGHT OIL CAKL b rich in Albuminoids end low in moisture. q The general cause of shortage in e££s is either (00 hi£h feeding or too low. For Joying hens. Sunlight OH Cake will qu'ckly £:ve 0 return which will astonish the owner. For chickens at any time after the o$n of G woeks it is unequalled. ^ bunlteht Oil Cake will impart tho glossy sheen to th© birds' appear ance so prized by the fancier, and is speckiliy valuable fo: this reason clone to oil exhibitors of show poullry. It puts on solid flesh in en extremely short, space of time, and experiments have proved fhat yount;, scr»i$$y birds fed almost enti.eiyon it have become covered with good plump meat in a few wee.ks, thus doubling tho'tf vajuo to the market poulterer. A 32-pa«e booklet. "Poultry Profits" on application to LLYLR BROS. Ltd. Melbourne. Lady tells how she restored hair to natural color that had been g...
About Our Soldiers. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 12 January 1917
About Our Soldiers. PRIVATES T.J. Hollond, Tawonga, W.J (Tulton, H. Grotty, and Stanley Quion, of Bi'ia;ht, spsnt the Christmas holidays with their relatives. Sapper G. Hungfes wa3 also home for the holidays. Messrs Albert Syphers, of Bright, and James Parsons, of Harrietville, hava been passed by the local medical omcar for aotive service, and both have gons to Melbourne for final examination. Mr I. A. Newton, formerly licenses o[ fae Freeburgh Hotel, writes:-"1 hav« j-ist received an official telegram noti fying that my son Joe (previously ra ported wounded) is reported wounded and missing since sometime last September, so that would seem to be the last of poor old Joe, buried by a shell, I expect. Another sacrifice on the altar of Libert? dies pro patria. 1 have still another son following the flag, and the last might go any day." Information haB been received tbst Private H. Honeychurch, of Wandili gong, who was reported as being wounded some tim9 back, is suffering from she" co...
COLORS MADE FROM MOSS. What Happened Before Aniline Dyes Were invented. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 19 January 1917
COLORS MADE FROM MOSS. What Happened Before Aniline Dyes Were invented. What did ve do for dye stuffs be fore the discovery of aniline dyea, which were invented not a hundred years ago? We obtained them from plants and mosses, which produced most beautiful colors of all hues. The preparation of shades from coal-tar and minerals is essentially a German industry, though it must not be forgotten that the first discovery in that line was made by a British scientist. It was in 1856 that Sir W. H. Per kins introduced his beautiful mauve tint, hut since then the Germans, by dint of characteristic trade dodges and more purloining of British se crets had, long previously to the war, captured the whole business. How ever, when the Continental supplies were cut our chemists were roused to the opportunity, and there has been no real lack for months past. In ancient days our British dyes the Dyers' Company of London -was established in 1452-depended for tones of yellow on the dyers' broom or gin...
THE MOTHER. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 19 January 1917
THE MOTHER. A little ring of gold-a battered shoe A faded curling wisp o£ yellow hair Some pencilled pictures-playthings one or two A corner and a chest to hold them there. Many a woman's fondest hoard is this, Among her dearest treasures none so dear, Though bearded lips are often here to kiss That once made only prattle to her ear. The sturdy arm, the seasoned form, the brow That arches over eyes of manly blue Mean all joy to her living memory now,. And yet-and yet-she hugs the other, too! With that rare love, mysterious and deep, Down in a mother-heart thro' all the years, That placid age can never lull to sleep And is not grief, yet oft brings foolish tears. She often goes those boarded things to view, And fingers the wee treasures hid den there To touch the little ring and battered shoe And kiss the curling wisp of golden hair!
The Recruiting Movement. MR. MILONEY, M.P., AT WANG ARATTA. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 19 January 1917
The Recruiting Movement. MR. MlLONEY, M.P., AT WANG AR ATTA. SPEAKING at a meeting of ladies and gentlemen at Wangaratta, on Wednesday of InBt week, to consider the best way of assisting the recruiting movement, Sir. P. J. Maloney, M.P., said :-"The scheme had been formulated by the State Recruiting Committee, and the Federal member was asked to sc. as chairman of the central committee of hia electorate. That arrange ment would work well in metropolitan constituencies where the population was congested, but he thought it impracticible in a sparsely populated constituency like Indi. fie suggested that a central com roiltee be elected in each of the tire Slate electorates comprised in Indi Personally he stood precisely in the same position as when the war started. He stood for the voluntary system then, and he Btood for the voluntary system to day. He did not want to strike a discordant note, but he wanted to s?y that in the referendum campaign lie said he believed that 16,500 men p?r...
Red Gross Society. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 19 January 1917
Red Gross Society. THE following cab'e has been received from Captain Marr, AHZIC WireleBB Squadron, Basra :-" Australians Mesopo tamia thank Red Cross Society (or ChristmaB gifts, which were much appre ciated.'' Thit message refers to Christmas hoses shipped from Melbourne to Bsera in September. It is particularly desired that in future no letters be enclosed with garments de spatched to the central depot. Maty of these garments, on reselling London, will bo included in the weekly parcels sent by the Australian Red Cross Commissioners, 54 Victoria street, Westminster, to oil prisoners of the A I.F. in Germaay, and serious trouble might ensue if communi cations, poa>ib!y containing reference to the enemy, were found in these parcels on arrival in Germany. It is hoped that al workers will conform to this most neces sary and important request.
Lend Your Money to Your Country. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 19 January 1917
Lend Your Money to Your Country. WHILE the recruiting committees are making a strong appeal to the manhood of the country for reinforcements, th&lt; y are also taking the oppor'uni y of inip>ees Dg on everybody tile necemity for money to carry on tho war as well. "Lend;,your mon> y to your country " is the request, with the reminder at the same time that '"he serves who eaves." The soldie shave freely offered their lives to their country, HS their sacrifice may be price of victory, ' ut to secure a complete victory your money !a also needed. But \yhile the suHier runs all the risks of battle, the,in vestor in the War Loan is in no danger himself, nor is his money, as repiym'nt in full is guaranteed by the Commonwe iltli with good interest and advantages-uot insignificant in themselves-meanwhile. Every W ir Bmd yon buy will help to »ring victory nearer and perhaps help to save tlie unnecessary sacrifice of many lives.