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Rainfall at Bright. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Rainfall at Bright. FOLLOWING is the rain record in Bright for the past four years, and the present year up to the lG'h Augus\ These figures have been kindly supplied by Mr. K. J. Delany : il until. January . February ... March April May June July August September October November.. December... 1913 2.34 1.36 6.07 1.24 2.99 1.29 2.20 4.42 3.4? 4.31 2.98 1.07 1914 1.69 0.33 2.35 3.06 4.36 1.23 2.68 0.56 2.49 l'.SS 1915 0.97 0.5.1' 0.29j 2.4*2 6.10 9.65; 5.02 6.81 4.91 6.06| 1.29 1.08 33.69J 23.48 (45.18|54. 6S| 1.44 1916 3.36] 3.1." 0.9£ 3.67 2.26 6.17 8.22 7.77 5.03; 5.3SJ 6.66 2.05]
Phases of the Moon, 1917. JANUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Phases of the Moon, 1917. JANUARY. Full moon-8 h Last quarter-lGtll New moon-'23rd Firat quarter-30lii FEBRUARY. Full moon-7th Last quarter-15tU . New moon-22nd MARCH. First quarter-1st Full moon-9ih Lust quarter-lGlh New moon-23rd First quarter-30th APRIL. Full moon-7-h Last qurrter-15:h New moon-22nd First quarter-29th MAY. Full moon-7ih Last quarter-14(h New moon-21at First quarter-29th JUNE. Full moon-5th Last quarter-12th New moon-i9th First quarter-28th JULY. Full moo a-Olh Last quarter-11th New moon-19th First quarter-27th AUGUST. Full moon-3rd Last quarter-10th New moon-18th First quarter-26th SEPTEMBER. Full moon-1st Lust quarter-8th Now moon-16th First quarlor-24th OCTOBER. Full monn-l«t L'st quarter-8 h New moon-lG'.h First quarter-24th Full moon-30:li NOVEMBER. LaBt quarter-7'h Now moon-lS'-li First quarter-22ud Full moon-29th DECEMBER. Last quarter-7th New moon-14th Firat quarter-21et Full moon-28th
His Last Words. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
His Last Words. A detective was praising the truth fulness of women. "If war bulletins were as truthful as women," lie said, "We'd have a better idea of how this world strug gle is really going. "I remember a case the other day -it's interesting in its revelation of woman's truthfulness-the case of a husband who had disappeared. "Questioning the wife, I said to : her: ! " 'Arid now, madam, tell me-this . is very important-tell me what your husband's last words were when he . left?' I " 'His last words,' the truthful crea ture answered with a blush, 'were , "For Heaven's sake, shut up!"'" : III I iTftlTTM ???!?> U I I urTfftwi nil ?« I.. ? II
About Our Soldiers. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
About Our Soldiers. PRIVATES F. H. Hewiteon and Fred MaddiBon, of Wandiligong, are both laid up in hospitals suffering from trench feet." The former is in a London hospital. Lance-Corporal A. W. McCullcueh, who waB reported last week to be teti ou6ly ill, has been attacked by pneu monia. A recent cable stated he was on the mend. Mons. A. Richard, a French professor of music, who spent a wedding holiday at Porepunkah a couple of years ago, and became so pleased with the country that he resided there for some time, answered the call of France after the war broke out and has since been practically the whole time in the firing line. Writing to his friend, Mr. W. H. Glover, of the Bull's Head Hotel, Wangaratta, from Paris on 31at October, he sends the typical letter of a Frenohman who is moderately acquainted with the English language. He says : " Since I came to France this is the first time I could come at home to see my wife. We have been a lot busy, but mind you that nothing could ta...
Proposed Improvements at the Park. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Proposed Improvements at the Park. AT the conclusion of the general meeting of the Bright Boxing Day Committee on Friday evening last, President stated that several things had arisen out of the daj'i proceedings that if carried into effect would lead to the betterment of tli: sports as a whole, and he thought it desirable that these things should be discussed at the meeting. In the first place it was necessary that jockeys should wear appropriate costumes, and not ap pear in the dress some had ridden ia on Boxin? Day. The second point ml the distance of the races. The averag: country horse was not trained to do locj journeys, and the opinion suiting:! horseowners was that shorter races would conduce to better con petition. The third matter was the want of an official horse shoer on tb! ground. This would be a great boon t" owners. He also considered it a -mistal: to allow horses and vehicles to enter £ the bottom gate, as in a race the aninu-' were liable to run off at that point. H...
AUSTRALIA PLAYS THE GAME. What the Women of Great Britain Do. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
AUSTRALIA PLAYS THE GAME. What the Women of Great Britain Do. Hundreds of thousands of the wo men of England and Scotland are toiling day and niglit to win and end _iia war. Among all the changes which this great calamity to the hu aian race has brought about, none is more striking than the utilisation of the services of women, and in not one country concerned in the war is this more so than in Great Britain. In all he big towns of England and Scot land, private factories have been con verted into munition works-in a sense the ploughshare has been turn ad into the sword-and in all cases women are largely employed, and, .vhcre the character of the work per mits, . they exceed the number of men.- . Woman has even penetrated the celebrated Woolwich arsenal. In this vast centre of activity fourteen thousand men were employed before '-he war. There are now seventeen ".housand women at work within its high walls, and fifty thousand men. But in the associated works which have been brought ...
Bright Free Library. ARE THE DOORS TO BE CLOSED? [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Bright Free Library. ARE THE DOORS TO BE CLOSED ? ALTHOUGH it is not generally known to the public, but during the past few weeka the committee controlling the loaal publio Library haa been aeriously considering the advisability of closing the doors of the institution owing to tb? lack of sufficient financial support. This is a step that everyone would deplore, and how the difficulty is to be overcome is the question. Publio libraries of the kind are greatly appreciated, and are as a rule a valuable asset to a town. But, unfortunately, in some cases, only a few citizenB take an interest in their welfare, and fewer still contribute to their upkeep, with the result that as each quarter comes round, a diminishing subscribers' l'st is shown. Whatever fault may He with the management we are not in a position to say. but there is certainly greater apathy shown on the part of the residents. It would be a standing disgrace if the committee were forced to put up the shutters, and the sooner ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
The Phoenix insures CROPS aad STACKS agalDBt damago by FIRE ind Crop3 sgainct dsiuase by HA't STONSS. Add a little cornflour to salt foi tilling salt cellars, as this prevents the salt hardening:. Only half a tea spoonful oi cornflour to two table spoonfuls of Gait is needed. Wheat Farms on Shares -with Right of Purchase FARMS TO LET, ready for plough Fir# Miles to Rail. 24-inch rainfall. BOX 1075, G.P.O., SYDNEY. Just before putting potatoes into the oven to bake, butter them well. The fat softens the skin and makes the potatoes more attractive-lookinc when served. During courtship, a tnan is not out of danger until the girl savs "No" three times. AN DREWS'flip STOVES REDUCE YOUR iSSSSjj FUEL BILL v WE WILL POST YOU Iplf ILLUSTRATED CAT ALOGUE FREE. IsSSa WRITSATCHCK. t C.ANDREW3 jfes^j.GEElflMG.VIg. POULTRY WASHB-HYLAKD'S rSSSP'it pory lbWn^htCh,cken« ai^ breed. Pay T°P Price3 for °ld _s save you commission and cartage, crate sent free. JT'1!? I,ost .von a monthly dsewhere.' °bta,...
A Costly Shout. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
A Costly Shout. THE anti-Bhouting campaign is in full awing at Auckland (N Z ). One man on Thursday of last week who invited a friend to ' have a beer," was fined £7. The man who swallowed the beer waB fined £5, and the barman who drew the cork had to pay £10 for the trouble. The licensee suffered the greatest penalty, the magistrates considering his guilt of .Uih magnitude that they ordered him to pay £25. Another man who desired to be froe with his coin, and tried to tempt the barman to let him "etand a drink for his pals," was mulcted to the extent of £10.
Always the Unknown. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Always the Unknown. Permit me to introduce myself. You have been on intimate terms with me for some time. And yet you do not know me. You have talked with me on long walks and in the still watches of the night. You have flattered me and cajoled me and pleaded with me and con doned me. And yet you uo not know me. The worst of this is that you will never know me. You will always go on believing that you do. This is your fate. I am the unknowable. I am the one you live with, and of whom you are destined, so long as you live, to be in absolute ignorance. I am the one you think you are!
Bright Waterworks Trust. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Bright Waterworks Trust THE ordinary monthly meeting of abovi was held at the Shire Hall on Thuradij evening laat. Present-Corns. Manning, Traulsen, and Abraham. Cora. Manning was voted to the chair. MINUTES. Minutes ot previous imeeting were reai and confirmed on the motion of Con. Traulsen, seconded by Com. Abraham. ELECTION OF CHAIRJIAN. Chairman moved that Com. TrauUsi be elected chairman for the ensuinj-.' year. He folt sure Com. Traulsen wool! give satisfaction in such an iajportaot position.-Com. Abraham, seconded the motion, which was carried.-Com. Traul sen, in returning thanks, said ha wouli do his best in the interests of the trnst, and hoped to receive the co-operatic: of his fellow commissioners in his endeavors.-Cora. Traulsen then took fe chair. CORRESPONDENCE. From State Rivers and Water Supp'J Commission, Melbourne, stating tW the question of anew reticulation sctiec; for the town was under consideration. Received. From Treasury. Melbourne, forwardi:; account for £1...
Jokes. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Jokes. Laughter is akin to tears. A schoolboy's definition of a joke was given as "something which we laugh at when it happens to somebody else which would make us cry if it hap pened to ourselves." Many people smile when an acquaintance has gout, toothache, or is sea-sick, but it is hard for the sufferer to see where the fun comes in. The common ail ments of life are anything but fit subjects for mirth. Think of the | thousands of people who suffer from rheumatism, gout, neuralgia, lumba go, backache, sciatica, blood disor ders, anaemia, indigestion, bilious ness, jaundice, sick-headache, gen eral debility, gravel, stone and blad der troubles. They certainly are not subjects for laughter. In most in stances they are unaware that their suffering probably is due to defective action of the kidneys and liver. When the kidneys and liver actively fulfil their functions, uric and biliary waste poisons, manufactured in the system of these poisons which, fre quently, is the root cause of th...
Hospital Quean Carnival. FIVE LIFE GOVERNORS NOMIN. ATED. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Hospital Quean Carnival, FIVE LIFE GOVERNORS NOMTm ATTT.n V*UI. A MEETING of ladies and gentlemen *5 r were associated with the Ovena Disttirt ^lapfi Hospital Queen Carnival was held atII, ?%, Shire Hall on Friday afternoon last. & U H. Manning, J.P., occupied the chju *VjSf Chairman said that Bright hadraM over £100 for its Queen, which entitla} *t~A the committee to nominate fi7e ^ *> Kovenors, and it was for the meeting l) ^'1.' ' decide how that could be carried out lj * - }""" the satisfaction of all concerned. Mr Delany thought that whatevt; step was taken, the shop assistants of tlj &*'>. -? town were entitled to one nomination * They had raised a good deal of ft. Essfs money. . "[>&. After e conversational discussion, X sife'" T. R. Kett moved that the following bs nominated as life governors :-M133 Shan (Queen of Bright), Mesdames Tracyasilfei? Manning and Mr E J. Delany, (hoj.j^'1 sec). The shop assistants to be given tt'§28^ right to one n...
DISTRICT NEWS. FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT. HARRIETVILLE [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
DISTRICT S3SWS. [FROM OUA OOSHEJPJSD5SM!. HARRIETV/LLLLE THE following balance-sheet has been issued by Miss Tavare, lion. sec. of the Red Cross Society for the three months euded December, 1916:- Receipt' Socials, .£18 11/9 ; Bright Patriotic Com mittee, £%; guessing competition, £1 16/; members' fees, 3/ ; amounts ad vanced, £1 15/9. Total, /24 6/6. Ex penditure - Dr. balance, 19/7; social expenses, /6 18/; Craig Williamson, £% 4/; Red Cross Depot, /4 2/6, A. Mas ciorini, 1 5/8 ; H. Long, 5/; F. Wraith, £2 6/3 ; sundries, 5/6. Total, £24 6/6.
Concerning People. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Concerning People. MR F. S. LATCH, who during his resi dence in Bright took an active interest in several public matters, is contesting *n extraordinary vacancy in the Benalla Shire Council. Should he be elected, Mr Latch will "stir matters up." Prior to relinquishing the position as manager of the Home Reefs at Wandili gong, Mr E. Thoma3 was presented by the employees with a smokers' outfit. The presentation was made by Mr C. G. WilliawB, who during the course of his remarks referred to the cordial relations that had exiBted under Mr Thomas's management. Mr A. R, Faulkner also spoke in a similar strain.-Mr Thomas, in replying, thanked the men for their kindness and expressions of goodwill which he heartily reciprocated. Councillor J. Nicol has been appointed by the Wangaratta Borough Council to represent that body at the coming con ference on St John's Wort at Bright. The Rev. H. Oldmeadow, who was some years ago in charge of the Methodist CircuiL here, will preach at Wandiligong a...
Bright Boxing Day Carnival PROFIT OF £82. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Bright Boxing Day Carnival PROFIT OF £82. THE wind-up mte.iug of general com mittee of above was held at the btar Hotel on Friday evening last, when there were present-Messrs H. H. Wanning J.P. (president), H. Crowther, T. R. Kett, W. C. Snell. W. H. Goldsworthy, L. S. Renouf, M. J. Brogan, A. W. Quin, and E. J. Delany (hou. sec.) Confirmation of the minutes was agreed to on the iSotion of Messrs Crowther and Brogan. BALANCE-SHEET. The balance-sheet of the recent carni val was read by the hon. sec. as follows : -RECEIPTS-To suscriptions and dona tions, ,£28 10/6 ; entries, £ 16 9/; gates, £45 13/; privileges, £15 10/; afternoon tea, £8 14/9; sweets stall, £6 14/4; con cert, L46 19/6; ball, LIS 14/0; games, L4 19/6 ; bookmakers' deposit, L5.; re fund change, L15; refund railway guarantee, L28 10/. Total, ,£240 15/1. EXPENDITURE-By prize money, L36; railway guarantee, L28 10/ ; change, L15; registration, LI ; logs, L4 19/2 ; labor on ground, LI 12/; Wandiligong band, L6 61; petty cash...
Wanton Cruelty. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Wanton Cruelty. A DASTARDLY outrage, perpetrated either iii a spirit of horseplay or of wanton re venge, occurred at Ovens Vale an-Tuesday evening of last week. Mr A. W. W Don ald, of Eurobin. attended the meeting of the Farmers' Union on that evening, leaving his horse tied to the fence. On going for the animal when the meeting had concluded he found that the poor brute's tail had been denuded of its hair, this having been done either with a pair of scissors or a razor. No words can be too strong in condemnation of such a wanton act of cruelty to a dumb animal, especially at this season, when all the protection available is required. The matter was placed in the hands of Constable M'Keogh, who has been making inquiries, and from infor mation obtained, is in hopes of bringing the offenders to justice. It is to be hoped his efforts will be successful, and the miscreants will meet with the punish ment they deserve. The determination of the Railway Department to make the Friday night t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Lady tells how she restored hair to natural color that had been grey for years. A lady writes:-"I find this home made preparation unequalled as - « powerful stimulant to the growth of the hair, and for restoring it-not dye ing it-to its natural color. It is equally good for removing dandruff, giving the hair life, brilliancy and color, for stopping itching and keep ing the scalp ill first-class condition It is not greasy or sticky, and there is no coloring to rub oft at nights on to the bed linen. Get l%oz. Re juveni Compound from the chemist, to which add loz. of Bay Rum. Shake well together; then add enough water to make lOoz. (% pint) in all. A little rubbed well into the roots of the liair every night will soon com pletely restore the natural color of the hair and renew the growth where thinness is showing. Almost every chemist has these simple ingredients in stock, or can easily get them for you from the wholesalers." S. H. HENSHALL, Chemist, 246 Clarendon-street, South Melbour...
Who Can Tell. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Who Can Tell. Who can tell the working of chil dren's minds, or how, all unwitting ly, wo may make ourselves appear un just in our dealings toward them?? This was brought home, to Mr. Hee wit the other day as he took ;his ? young.hopeful,- aged six, ;for/a:consti tutional. .The youngster- was evi-.. dently thinking-hard, for he was: si lent-which .was unusual. :? f "Daddy," he said; looking up. sud denly, "I think want to get-mar ried I" . .' " . -? I: : ' : "Do you, my son? And who to, may I ask?" answered the- proud parent, looking at him. "I want to marry granny."! ; "Do you indeed. And do you think' I would, let, you marry my, mother, eh?" ".Well,.-.why; .-shouldn't: I?".; retorted the tender logician. "You married mine, didn't you!" "I came across one of your old let ters to-day, George, in which you said you would rather be in endless tor ment with me than in bliss by your self," said Mrs. Magun to her husband. "Well, my dearest, I got my wish," said the brute.
PLUMBAGO MINES. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
PLUMBAGO MINES. Plumbago, Ceylon's most important mineral product, is known all over the world for its lustre, lubricating, pol ishing and binding qualities. In ap pearance it is a strong black crystal line. There are now about one thou sand plumbago mines in Ceylon, in cluding all the shallow pits, open works, and deep mines. The depth varies from a few yards to as much as 700ft. Most of the' mines ore worked by natives, the only important one controlled by Europeans being the Medapola. At the majority of the mines the only machinery used is the dabare. This consists of a long wooden barrel with handles at each end. Round this a rope is given two or three turns, and a bucket is fas tened to each end. It is worked by seven or eight men turning the handles.