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Glen Alvie. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
Glen Alvie. | The anniversary of the !ocil Bap tist church was most succ >-.sful an'l the attendance was large d ispite un propetitious weat'e \ Pss^or Je so,> pre side J. The p stor at W irtli gg', Rev Mr Thorno, with members &lt;>f ; the Wonthaggi Baptist c-h >ism**l friends including Madame Norton Turner, Mrs Thorne and Mr Jones ! assisted the local people in provid ing a very enjoyable entertainment Items were' given by Master F Bramley, Master R. Campbell, Miss A Hewson, Miss C. Campbell, and greatly apprecintcd. The prizes were distributed by Rev Mr Thorne, of Wonthaggi, who complimented the classes and prize--.vinners upon the advancement rnade.
Dalyston. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
I Dalysfcon. Another progressive move wa^ made at last meeting of the Phillip Island and Woolamai Shire coun cil, when at the recommendation. of the secretary, Mr Bonwick, it was decided on "the moti >11 of Crs Bowman and McFee to change the council's banking business from the Melbourne to the Daly ston branch of the Colonial Bank. Mr Bonwick, shire secretary, pointed out that this would be much more convenient for the officers. When the Shire accounts are dealt with locally there will be a considerable saving in exchange to ratepayers, contractors, daymen and others. The many advan tages of transacting the Shire banking business locally has been referred to several times in the " Powlett Express." The weight of the fat cow at t'~e Dalyston show w;>s 528lkc. Messrs W.. Garnham an;i J, Payne, who giiciised 529 and 527 lbs. ivsprut vdy divided fcV pr-z ..
FOR WOMEN [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
"P.V "'Aiabroame.-'') ifierc is a growing doubt as to whether we, Australian women will adopt tho wide skirt. Oil ©very side one hears the adjective ''drcadfui'' ap plied to iti. backed hy a fixed deter mination .'never" to wear it. liiit We, have said that so often about new fashions-and' ended by wearing them -that it is'very difficult 'to ..say what' I tlu> result of this revolt against the i wide skirts would be.- Whatever is . said against thorn, certain it is that the newest of the new i.s a. plain, whin skirt, whicli measures four yards' and a half at the hem. All the very- smart est new serge tailor mades have these wide skirts, which are also short enough to show the whole of the boots. Some of these new skirts are cut in the old fashioned umbrella style, plain at the, waist, and with a big Hare at the hem The oue-pjeca -frocks axe also made very wide, and charming they are turn ed out in velveteen or silk finished cashmere. Ill a rich, dark shade of Bordeaux red with sk...
THE KAISER'S PRAYER [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
THE KAISER'S FR.VYER The Kaiser has sent the following prayer to the pastor of the German Lutheran Chrfreli of Atlanta, GTa. : "Almighty. merciful God. Lord of Hosts, ive humbly, beseech Thine Al mighty help for our German. Father land. Bless the entire1 German arma ment. lead us to victory, and give us grace that we may show ourselves as Christians abo towards our enemies. Let us soon attain peace, safeguarding lastingly the honor nnd independence of Germany.'
OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
! OF RURAL INTEREST ! I (Bv "Rusticus.") It seems just a bit farcical to have the boast ol the ilailway Coinmission . ars that the department is in a position ! to carry any amount of produce, and. ' at the same time to read the losses sus j tained by Gippsland producers through I lack .of trucks to move potatoes and ! onions that ar0 perishing at the rad ! way stations., ) Tlie Premier, anticipating as he does ; j for this.year a largely increased ?acre | age qf wheat, as well as a substantial | avt-a-age lvtuiii, iuionued the ra'ihvaj' 1 commissioners' a. few . days ago that enough rolling stock must be ready to j carry a record yield. Sir Alexander j Peacock pointed out' that it would be ! a calamity, and the Government would be a. laughing stock, if the advantages ? ot a substantial crop were nullified- by the failure or the authorities to carry the exportable surplus to the seaboard. | In reply, the chairman of Commis ! sioners, Mr Fitapatrick, has' furnished ! a memorandum in ...
H.M.S. PRESIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
H.M.S. PRESIDENT. I Ji.M.S. President- has more famous. . nnmas on her book than any other | vessel in the fleet, and not the least j distinguished is that of Sir Percy Scott, who Tins just been appointed , for special service to H.M.S. President. . Tho President is the least terrifying | ship in the king's navy. It is a\i 1140 ! ton sloop, a sailing ship moored in the | Thames by the Embankment, just ! above Blaekfriars Bridge. Its only i active service is to house young ama ! teur naval cadets from Saturday to i Monday. Everyone ill the the service' I of the Admiralty must be attached to i a ship, and as some of the most im I portant duties of the ranks are not ! connected with any particular ship, the ! President- is used as a sort of legal iic i tion. In the Navy List, the personnel ! of the 18,000 toil Dreadnought occupies : a little, more than half a page. Tho ! thousand ton President occupies six 1 pages. J
LADIES WHO SHAVED. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
i LADIES WHO SHAVED: ; A widow- Jaciy nncl her daughter re ; siding in'Hither Green, London, had a | curious experience. Through the | agency'of the Central Committee, they ! had arranged to give hospitality to two [ Belgian ladies, and in course of t ine 'they duly arrived. Immediately "afte? ! breakfast each morning the r jfu^cep " I left for tho day, returning late in the I evening. The mother rnd daughter ! -were struck by the amount of noise pro I ceeding from their bedronm each cven ! ing after their return. and finally had ! the curiosity to peep through tile key ! bole to see what was going on. . They i-, got something of a shock when they i obsorved the supposed "ladies" busily shaving in front of the looking glaiG. j Beyond a doubt they were two1 men I presumably German spies-and the mat ! ter was placed in the hands of tho- -' I police. ' .
THE MASTER PASSION. CHAPTER XLI. A GIRL'S LOVE. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
--THE - M.4STEM PASSION. (By Lillian iSllerton). CHAPTJill XLL A Ui-KL 'S LOVE. "Am I in time;'' and Lu.dy .Hilda " followed Louis into , ihc studio, her usual aristocratir dignity changed into the most gracetul tiwiuity. > "Seems as if 1 hud;been waiting for hours, but I believe, it is only live o'clock," saul l)uv:u with his most winning smile. ..So you have come ! alone, ior the lirst .time,'. leading her to a seat. -- . . "Ves; the boys persuaded mamma to go to Lord's lirst. 1 believe there is some ridiculous match on; but she .will, be here directly. Hadn't we better be gin at onceShe thought, perhaps, Mrs Duval would be with.you," the. softest ol" blushes pervading her cheek's. ?: '' If you want .JiQr, I. 'II scud for her ;u once," but .he. went to. his easel without waning for her answer, and taking oil' the picture of Faust, which was uow completed, put Lady Hilda's in its place; -V you-must turn your face the eighth of an inch farther to .the \ left." ' ) '' Will that do...
SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
SO'AIETIIIXG TO HI: THANKFUL FOE. ''Your worship," said the prisoner, "yen don't know how heartrending it is to have a wife who can cook, but. won't do it." " "No," agreed His Honor, and then added, feelingly, "thank goodness, my m;»i, ycii haven't one that can't cook and will do it." It is related of the mother-a good old unsophisticated f oul-of one of our famous low comedians, that she would never go a second time to see her son act. Having seen him once, she re turned home hurt and indignant. "What?"-she said; "yon don't see how those people make fun oi: you? The minute you appear, they all hegin io laugh at you. Now just look 'at Ncakes. People don't laugh wlion lie plays; and that's just v.-hat I should like to see with you.j' There is a good story told of a big : Maori soldier : and no one will believe after hearing it that lie- had not a touch of warm Ir'sh blood in hn veins: but lie hadn't. He was on sentry di . IV, and was told that the pa-sword for '.lie niilit was "disco...
ONE WAY OF FINDING OUT. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
ONE WAY OF FINDING OUT. Two little boys four and five years old, respectively Were playing quietly, when the one of four years struck the other on his cheek. An interested bystander stepped out and :r-ked him why he had hit the other who had done nothing. "Well," replied the pugilistic one, last Sunday our lesson in Sunday school was about if a fellow hit you on the left cheek, turn the other and get another crack, and I just wanted to see'if Bobby knew his lesson." ''Well, my love," said Mr Dubb kins, after her return from the polls, "did you get your vote at last?" "Yes,", said Mrs Dubbkins with a happy smile. "There it is." She threw the ballot upon his desk. "Why," said Mr Dubbkins, "didn't you cast it?' "Cast it?" retorted Mrs Dubbkin'?. "Cast-it? You dont supose for a mo ment that now that I've got it, I'm going to let it go, do you? Not if .1 know mysalf-I'm going to have it framed."
BAD WEAR. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
BAD WEAK. ".No," said the old gentleman, stern ly, "I will not do it. Never have I , sold anything: by false representations, , and I will not begin now.'' For a moment he was silent, and the clerk ; who stood before him could see that the better nature of his employer was fighting strongly for the right. "No" ? said the old man again, "I will not do it. It is an inferior grade of shoe, and I will never pass it off as anything bet- : ter. Mark it 'A Shoe Fit for a Queen' . and put it in tlio- window. A queen does not hsvo t? do rauoh rralking."
FOOTBALLER'S FATE. PREFERRED RAGTIME TO PATHOS [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
FOOTBALLER'S I-"AT£. PREFEliRED liAGTIME TO PATHOS An English artilleryman who before the war was a professional footballer in tiie north of England, died in hos pital in Paris. He had previously un dergone amputation of both legs. Up to tlio end iie chatted with two visitor.* who had come to solace his last mo ments-one of them a well-known horse trainer, and the other a sciun of a noble English house famous for the part it played in the turf life ot the British Isles. . 'Iho dying man, who in llis time had been a great, centre forward, told tiiem ho did not, fancy living with his two legs off whilv. all the other boys wore out playing, ' but declares he would not have missed the excitement of the las; . Ogj* anything. lief using graphs" iiisd choc olates, he took a cigarette and then said: '.Have yon any. newspapers with you? 1 shpuld like to glance over tlia football news before I pa-:s out." Death took place at a moment when a IjO.I giaa vocalist was singing a certain sen timent...
PIT BY A BULLET. WHAT IT FEELS LIKE. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
HIT BY A BULLET. WHAT IT FEELS LIKE. A French officer who was wounded while leading a charge at the head of his company has given in a letter to Le Temps of his impression at the moment when lie was struck. He says: > "The. ball which struck mo was fired from a distance of about fifty-feet. I suddenly seemed to feel a tremendous blow in the back, although in fact I had been struck in the breast. I spun completely round on my .heel, and my sabre, which, which I had lowered for the charge was thrown 20 feet away from me. The ball continued its course and wounded in the shoulder a soldier who followed' me. I made every effort to keep my feet. I realised that I was fainting, and tried to prevent myself from losing my senses, but little by little I felt consciousness going from me, and I had the impression that was dying in a paradise of unexampled beauty. "It seemed to me that I had found the most perfect death possible-struck when at the head .of my company, sabre in hand and orderi...