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MR. JONES'S COFFEE. PICTURE OF THE TRENCHES [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
JONES'S COFFEE. PICTURE OF THE TRENCHES Cheerfulness tinder difficulties !b the sureit sign of a stout heart, and that Tommy and his officers have it is proved by many a story from the front. No better story of the kind has, however, been told than the following from the pen of Mr Harold Asliton, in the Lon don "Daily Telegraph." "Hark at it/' said the soldier jerking his bandaged thumb towards the battle field now enshrouded in fog. "At it again! Sheer waste of good stuff, fightin' in London smoke. Ell and 'annuel-. .... hut it ain't all 'ell and 'ammer across there. I've had eight days in the trenches, and they've been , not so bad, cons'dcrin'. Our little ; dug out was so close to the German j trenches that you could chuck a paper j dart into 'em dead easy. AVe were j so snug and so well found that we j canio. to get known as the Hotel Cec-'l. j Not marble 'alls exactly; but I've Leer, j in worse trenches. Our officer a sub j he was, and not long out of Sandhurst ; to judge from ...
THE RECRUIT [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
THE RECRUIT He was 35, and for a bachelor, com fortably off. Every penny tliat lie possessed he had earned himself by hard work. He had known b-tterness, despair, disappointment; he had suffer ed the contoinpt of men to whom money had flowed easily through the channels of finance. He had scruples. His father died shortly after he was born. His mother, having given him, by the sweat of her brow,, the best education she could afford ,liad died too, when he was 19 He had gone into the world without help, without influence, and the little influence upon which lie could count was of his own making. Rather sadly he knew these things. It was the knowledge of his uphill fight that had made him appreciate tlie good things of life. Every book 111 his large library told of ins fights. Every piece of good iurn'.ture, every pot in his china collection, was to him a thing bought at a heavy pr.ee-they were trophies. His well regulated bachelor establishment, his napery, bis excellent cook and hous...
LISTENING FOR SHELLS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
USTENiNG FOR SHELLS. | I | Continuous service under fire sharp ! ens the senses, and the. British soldiers become almost uncannily sharp at spot ting when a shell is likely to fall near enough to be dangerous. If the note of the projectile passing overhead is sharp, you may be sure that it is go ing to burst well behind; if it i.s a dull drone, it is falling, and there is a rush for the dug outs. Sometimes these dug-outs a re in themselves a death-trapf, for a shell, if it strikes square, will overturn the whole thing, and the men inside run the risk ot | being buried alive. During a fierce [ attack round Ypres there was- a .bright moon, and the Germans usually began ; the night bombardment by firing blue ' flares, which lit up the trenches and gave everything that ghastly hue seen on thL. faces of children engaged at Christmas time in playing snapdragon. What is the natural instinct of a man when a bomb falls-to run away from it or run towards it? One would have thought there was n...
TURKEY AND THE WAR THE INVASION OF EGYPT. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
TURKEY AND THE WAR THI-; INVASION OF JSGlrPT. Mr. J. M. Fawaz, oi' 1040 Drummond street, North Carlton, writes: The Ottoman .Umpire enjoys the dis ti notion of being composed of more widely different elements than any other Empiro in the World. As many as 13 different nationalities, speaking as many different languages, and adopt ing different religions, creeds and habits are reluctantly bound together under its sway. These, however, can be re duced to two main divisions, namely, Turks and Arabs. Until the overthrow of the liamidian Kegime, the Turks were, through the weakness and discord of the other elements, the masters of the situation. All government posi tions were reserved solely for them, and no Turk was trained for any other pro fession, consequently, as many unne cessary position* were created as there wore surplus Turks to provide for, and the other races known as Raayahs or dependants, had to pay the piper. Since the introduction of representative gov ernment, the Arabs,...
Belgian Relief Fund. SUCCOR FOR A STARVING NATION. WOOLAMI SHIRE VOTES £50. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
Belgian Relief Fund., .*SUCCOR 2&lt;\>!t A STARVING NATfON. WOOLAMI SI 1 IRE VOTES £50. The appeal t'- r funds for the brave Belgian nation, winch so valiantly held up cho German tyrants, is being generously responded to everywhere throughout Auitnili-i. At the meeting of the Phi'lip Island ;ind Woolatnai Shire hist week Crs. Waiker and llade proposed r.liat £'25 be voted to the Belgian relief fund. The Belgians, had put up a plucky fight, and everyone knew their needs.. Whatever they voted now would not prevent them voting more in the future. Or. Me Fee s-u'd lv; was in accord with the'snggestion, but wu'ild like to see the amount r.iised to £50 (Ap plause ) Cr. SSteenhoMt: IIc.tr, In a". Cr. Daly seconded the amendment The Belgians W'-re fighting a battle for us a1: wei! as ihrii ^wn n:iii.n Ois. Walker an! Ui-u: w hdrc-.v their motion and suppor'eJ the amendment to vote £50. Cr. Bowman supported tlv; vo'e of £50. He thought th-it when these sort of things w. re com! g ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
Blacksmith, Coaehbuilder, Etc. KONGWAK. VEHICLES of every description built to order. Secqnd-hapd ones t-akefl as; part payment. J inkers a Speciality. Repairs . ar.d painting at Wonthaggi prices. N.B.-I secured 1st prize, 1914, ar.d 1st and 3rd prizes, 1915, at Korum burra show for my jinkers. B, C. BLISS, Blacksmith, Coaehbuilder, Etc., Kongwak. Chi!:!ren at s.hool often suffer from imperfect vision which retards their progress. Headaches .arid eyestrain are often the result of a defect in the shape of the eyeball. W. J. AIRD, F.V.O.A. OPTICIAN. Equitable Building, Collins-st., MEL BOURNE, h.is made a speciality of correcting optical defects with glasses that are comfortable and becoming. Mr Aird will VISIT WONTHAGGI MONTHLY, and may be consulted at the Rooms of Mr. F. H. Cook (recor ded by the Dental Roard), OPPOSITE the IOST OFFICE. Take this oppor tunity of having expert Coilins-st. ad vice without going to the city. Date of Next Visit: FRIDAY, MARCH 26th. from 11a.m. to3.15 p....
Belgian Relief Fund. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
Belgian Relief Fund. A meeting, convened by Cr. Hollins, took place at Archie's Creek, regarding the above, on Wednesday. There was a good attendance. The convenor detailed the spirited stand made by the Belgians against the Hermans and the heroic manner in which they had assisted England and her allies. He suggested regular contributions should be given by every district resident and that a committee be appointed to deal with the matter. The council had provided £50, but this "was an effort on the part of the citizens to provide a district fund. On the motion of Crs Steenholdt and Lloyd, Cr. Hollins was ap pointed chairman. Cr. Lloyd said he knew of a case in which a lady applied for two Belgian children to take care of, and they came to her with both arms and legs cut off. They should help the Belgians who, by their heroic stand, had helped them and blocked the German.rush. A sum of £11 was handed in as the result of the sale of the fat sheep donated by the Misses Elvie and Iv)7 G...
Blackwood Forest. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 12 March 1915
Blagkwoo3 Forest. Tin! basket picnic and sports, lielcl in Mr Thome's property last Wed nesday week were largely attended" and were mo-t successful. Mr E. Thorn, f-ecrotary, ns-istcd by a hard working committee of district resi dents had everything well arranged and the day proved most successful. Result i.f the sports were as follows : -Maiden Plate,-Stan. Sleeth 1, R. Murray 2. Flas Race.- V. Dowell 1, P. Suckling 2. Melon Racc.-F. Dowell 1, P. Suckling 2. Guessing weight of sheep.-H Graham (431 bs ) 1, actual weight 43|lbs. Kicking Football. - T. Sheepway and L. Stewart, dead heat. Stepping the Chain-P. Kii:ivan. Guessing com petition for pair of curtains -G Painter 1. Sheffield Handicap.-V. Dowell 1, A, Souter 2, N. Wallace 3. Sheaf tossing.-J. Daly (scr.) 33ft. 1, T. Sheepway (4ft.) 28ft. 2ins. 2.. Young ladies race.-V. Garnhani 1, Bessie Koetsveld 2. Married men's race-E. Sibley 1. Throwing at wicket. -A. Miles and W. Brown, dead heat. In the evening a most enjoyable dance too...
HE FELT ANNOYED. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 19 March 1915
HE FELT ANNOYED. He was evidently a very angry man, ami an acquaintance in the bar hesten ed to express liis sympathy. When the angry man became coher i eut, he said '' t -was coming home in a tram, and noticed a two-shilliug piece on the floor. IVo one claimed it. I talked it over with the conductor, and we took a shilling each." "Well," said the sympathiser, "half a loaf, you know, is better than no bread.,'' '' Certainly/' said the angry man. i "But I find now that it was my two shilling piece.'"
WHY ALLOW LICE ON YOUR HENS? [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 19 March 1915
WHY ALLOW LICE ON YOUft HENS ? (By J. A. Heimlich, Colaiado, Agricul . tural College.) The estimated offspring from a sin gle . pair of lice in eight weeks is 125,000. Lice are-insects which inhabit the feathers of the bird. They have not a piercing mouth, but one that is used for biting/ The louse subsists ou the production of the skin. and frag ments of feathers. It is not so much what they get as nourishment from the individual that hurts, as the violent itching and pain they cause, especially if present in large numbers. They also spread as rapidly as they breed. The lice from one individual may spread through the entire flock. Factors which favor their development are poorly ventilated quarters, insuffi cient food and weak stock. The bird that looks poor and sickly is the one moat likely to be infested. Treatment.-Provide the flock with a dust bath, and apply the following home-made powder:-To one part ot' crude carbolic acid and three parts of gasoline, add enough plaster of p...
MANGOLDS THRIVE WITH NITRATE OF SODA. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 19 March 1915
MGOLDS THRIVE WITH NITRATE OF SODA The following results of an experi ment 011 the manuring of mangolds', which was curried out by Mr. H. E. Ai-Go wan, of Willowbridge, South Can terbury, N.Z., is of much Interest to dairy farmers. Mr. M' Go wau, who has made a repu tation as a potato grower, is widely and well known in .New Zealand, and also in Australia. Although he has liado a ' speciality of potato growing, both ho and his competent farm mana ger grow other farm crops in accord ance with their requirements. The manurial experiment was de vised on the following plan: I'lot 1.-No manure. Plot 2.-Nitrate of soda, lYs cwt. per aurc. Applied: when the roots were be ginning- to form. i'lot 3.-Superphosphate 2 cwt., sul phate of potash 1 cwt per acre, drillec with the seed. Plot 4.-Sujjerphosphate 2 swt., sul j phat oi1 potash, 1 ewt. per acre, drilled with the seed. Top-dressed when the roots were beginning to form with ni trate of soda 1% cwt. per acre. A very dry. spell occurred jus...
TALKS WITH PRACTICAL FARMERS. WHY SOME PASTURES BURN UP MORE THAN OTHERS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 19 March 1915
TALKS WITH PRACTICAL FARRIERS. i WHY SOME PASTURES BURN UP ; MORE THAN OTHERS. (By Alan McNeil in 'Xow Zealand Daily man.) With t'ue continuance of the dry j weather, 1'armers will have noticed that | some of their fields have burnt up very much sooner than others, and of couise, grass that lias lost its verdure no matte." how much there may be, is useless for dairy cows, and much worse than hay for drying off the milk. It may be valuable to trace the vari ous reasons why some fields- burn tip during a long spell of dry weather and others remain fairly green. First, then, it depends upon the vari ety of gra'J.s, and it is a valuable thing to have a field or two of the kind of grasses that stand the drought. A field of paspahnn, for instance, will remain green when tsvery other grass is burnt biscuit brown. A field with ! a large percentage of clover, best drought register, will keep greener than one with a small percentage. A iiold of cocksfoot of prairie grass will not burn up as q...
ECONOMY OF REARING ON DAMS OR BY HAND. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 19 March 1915
ECONOMY OF REARIPIG DAMS OR BY HAND. Tt is only in exceptional cases that on high-priced, arable land can a profit be made from calves reared on their dams, when but one is reared in a sea son, and is sold at the ago of, say, 12 mouths, although calves by a Short horn or Hereford bull may pay well enough in certain cases. It would ap pear that the farmer who would grow beef on an arable farm to the greatest advantage must obtain it from the dual purpose cow, as with what may be termed the straight dairy type the pro geny will not possess the desired re quisite for making beef; if of the straight beef type, they will not fur nish enough milk. The method of requiring one cow to suckle from two to live calves has been practised on some of the farms of Great Britain, and possibly it would pay in some cases in New Zealand to adopt similar meth ods. It is iu outline as follows: The dual type of cow is maintained, and it is milked by hand. The pro geny to be grown for meat are suckled by n...
SOME USEFUL HINTS ABOUT MILKING THE COW. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 19 March 1915
SOME USEFUL HINTS ABOUT MILKING THE COW. By R. R. Kerr (Dairy Supervisor), in '' Journal of ^Agriculture." In the minds of most people, includ ing manr dairymen, very little thought or attention is given to the milking of a cow. Many of the failures at dairy ing are due to a lack of knowledge of this important subject, and when that is uiissing, the cows soon feel and show tho results. They gradually go dry, and, with poor returns, dairying is branded an unprofitable industry, and the cows as duffers. What constitutes a good milker, or by what method a man can get the utmost from a co\% ; leaving out the question of feed-is^a matter too often neglected. 1 regret to state that the milking of cows on many . dairy farms seems to be a secondary j consideration, the apparent object be ing to get the cows out of tine yard as soon as possible. Isow, "while it is necessary that cows should be milked quickly, they must not bo rushed through. A large majority of our best cows are of a sensiti...
How Money Grows. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 19 March 1915
How Money Grows. One shilling per week deposited in the Savings Bank Department of the Commonwealth Banlc of Australia, will, with interest added at .3 per cent. per annum, amount to - ils 18 4 in 5 years 30 2 0 in 10 year's 48 18 5 in 15 years TO 13 5 in 20 years Ten shillings per month, with in terest added at 3, per cent, per annum, will amount to £32 5 9 in o years GO 14 1 in 10 years 112 18 8 in 15 years 163 3 8 in 20 years Twenty shillings per month, with interest;, added at three per cent, per annum, will amount to £G4 14 3 in 5 years 130 13 11 in 10 years 220 12 0 in 15 years 327 3 5 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 — 19 March 1915
How to Help Your Town. ( I 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 ill you can and buy all you can at ftome. Talk about it. I5uy 811 you can In It. Write about it. Remember that by assisting trades neople you help the place along.
Presentation to Cr.F.J. Murphy. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 19 March 1915
Presentation to Cr. P. J. Murphy. I . There was a very large attendance at the Upper Hall of the Wonthaggi Theatre on Tuesday evening,' the oc> jasion of a farewell social and pre sentation to Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Murphy from the Political Labor Coun cil, Australasian Goal Miners Associa: tion, and Wonthaggi friends.' Mr. Murphy was one of the pioneers of the Wonthaggi coal fields, and occupied many public positions, including secre? tary of the A.C.M.A., member tjf the Progress ' Association, Vigilant Cqn} mittee, Hospital Committee, arid Goun-; ciljor of the Borough of Wonthaggi, all of which have been filled with credit and honor to himself, andtq the benefit of the whole community. Cr. M. J. McMahpn, Mayor of Wqnr thaggi, presided, and complete arrange? ments had been made by the secretary, ftjr. Dowling. and a committee of ladieg and gentlemen for the success of tlje function, which took the form of a" dance, Cr. McMahon, in making the pre? sentation of a purse of sovereigns, ...