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The War Loan. POINTS FOR INVESTORS. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
The War Loan. POINTS FJK INVESTORS. THE Fe leral Treasurer (Mr Poyoton) has issued th'i following- expUnatory circular in connec'ion with the new Wur L»n : As there appears to be s.jme dou'>t as to ihe teriU3 oE ilie now Commonwealth War Loan, I deem it advisable to stato in brief lie advantages of the liian to investors. Payments to the loan are made in ten in a'almentp, and on 15 h December, 1917 the sum t.f £3 15/ for each fc'100 will be paid to invee'O'f, which mean3 that on each £100 invested there will be given a bonus of £1 10/G over and above the in terest of per ci-iH ner annum. In - u'nding the bouus of £1 10/6. the average interest earned over the whole period of he loan will be ;£4 13/7 per cent per an t. tun. A person who has £100 in tho Savings Bank and desires to subscribe that amount to the War Loan need not draw it all out at once, but miy pay only £10 per month 0 the War Loan, receiving Savings Bank interest on the monthly balance left in the Savings B-ink. He w...
Was It a Trick? [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Was It a Trick? THE rccentissue of a Peace Note by Ger many was either a signal of distress or a piece of diplomatic strategy. Germany, in other words, either needed peace or desired i'. Dr. Fi'.chett, io the February issue of ''Life"-jus: to hand-declares bluntly that the Peace Note was a cunning trap that failed to catch its intended victims. Taking the Peace Note addressed by the | Central Powers to the world in general, I und the Allies in particular, together with ; the Note issued by President Wilson, Dr. ? l?itchett write# n moat &lt;*n'ertaining article j which he calls "'The Bvtle cf the Peace j Note.-," in which he castigates Germany ! for her duplicity, and handles the Presi j dent of the United States net at all gently In another article, Dr Fitchett poims , out tlia. th» period of tlie war just closed j includes in its records four events of the firBt order : (lj The Overthrow of Ron mam(2) Germany's Peace Movement. (3) The Great French Counter-stroke at Verdun....
St. John's Wort and Rheumatism [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
St. John's Wort and Rheu matism THE only apparent similarity between St. John's Wort and rhemalism would ap pear to be '.liat both are spreading and difficult to treat, says the 11 Register' But going 'ijht back to the introduc'ion ?if this plant to a private garden in the Bright district. If our memory does not deceive us, tlie old German l:d}'s object growing St. John's Wort wa3 to h»v ii available for a preparation of medicine for llic treatment of rheumatism. How it was prepare! or applied -^as never itated, but there are sufferers from rheu matism in this district prepared to make a separate psnce with Germany in return for the secret of this euro. There is to be a conference at Bright shortly to cm sider the St. John's Wort question. The surest way to control St. John's- Wort wDuld ho to demonstrate tint it has commercial value, an I if tint par:icular quality should take the form of a cure for I rheumatism, the demand would be enor mous. We commend this idea to the bright con...
MAXIMS OF SUCCESS. Great Railway Builder's Business Pointers. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
MAXIMS OF SUCCESS. Great Railway Builder's Business Pointers. In tho course or a sketch of ^lia late Sir William Van Home, the builder of the Canadian Pacific Rail way, which appears in a recent "Corn hill," the following sayings of that colossal worker are recorded: "Sleep is a habit, and it is rather a bad habit, like eating." He himself would frequently, under pressure of work, do without sleep for many nights. "We are all born lazy. Some of us get impressions which call for our industry; industry leads to faclity,. and everything becomes easy." "Work! I never work. I never have worked since I was ten years old and split logs. I have only en joyed." "I never believe in taking long over anything, or in making greut prepara tions for work, and when I hear of studies and north lights and the im possibility of working with this thing or with that, I always feel that a man who talks thus is a humbug or he does not know his job." "Anyone can be an artist who will just go ahead and pain...
CHAPTER V. Belle is Recognised. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
CHAPTER V. Belle is Recognised. "Go away, girl. Send someone with softer hands. Never in all my lite did I know such a clumsy person as you!" Belle bit her lip. Something sus piciously like tears came into her eyes. Mrs. Lorrltt had been particu larly trying from the moment when she entered lJilling's Grand Empor ium; and as tbe weary minutes dragged by, as liat after hat was tried on for her edification, and as each model failed to please, her temper, never of the best, flared up. Belle had just suggested that perhaps a different style of hairdressing might render some one or other of the hats more becoming, and, as she removed the twenty-seventh creation from Mrs. Lorritt's peculiar-colored hair with the suggestion, it chanced that her fingers caught in the customer's hair-net. With a sleek rustling of silks Miss Grant, millinery forewoman at Pil ling's, glided forward. "Please, pardon! Miss Angel is new to the work. Certainly-certain ly-she shall be replaced." Mrs. Lorritt, who, ...
A Feather in the Wind Published by Arrangement with Cassell & Co., Lon. and Molb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER IV.. Sentence of Death. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
A Feather in the . By. -PRANK H. SHAW, Author of "The Love Tides," "The Bondage, of Hate," &c. Published by Arrangement with Cassell & Co., ij0n. and Mnlb. * ? . 4 Ail Rights Reserved. CHAPTER IV. . Sentence of Death. P.C. Roberts led her to"'a seat in the back of the court, where she could see arid hear everything, and remain, unobserved herself. Tliere were one or two trivial cases .to be attended to before the important case of th& day came on;; like a-woman-in a dream, Belle listened to these cases -one of drunkenness, one of; exceed^ ing the speed limit .'by a motorist; or dinary affairs, enough, th'ese; the spec-, tators, with which the' dark old room was crowded, listened impatiently. Then-- v "Call Miles Buckfcrd." -She laid a hand over her aching heart as the name rang through the court; she saw the spectators shift. their posi tions and fix their eyes on the dock; she saw-the magistrates consult earn estly together. A solicitor took out a sheaf of p...
Sporting. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Sporting. THE profit from the recent C.vnival was shown at the neeiiog J Friday evening list to be £92 .& ' is still a few small amounts to come in " At a meeting ol the Myrtleford Ne» Yeai's Day committee, a balance-sheet*». 'J.YP& submitted in connection with the recent " ^ ' race meeting. This showed a net prejt " of £70, which is considered ?-'-?o satisfactory in view of the many "alls ? -V' on the public lately and other causes :v;^' The principal receipts were; Gate: £21; booth, £15; ladies' booth, £,0. ? per Miss O'Connell (open-air entertain-' ment, etc), £20 ; per Mrs Duane, £88/- : "On to Berlin" and dance, £36 ; member %f&&lt; tickets, £20 With Patrobas and Shepherd King to represent his stable, C. Wheeler claims IpvS a strong hand in staying talent for *" big autumn handicaps Both horses aft ' engaged in the Australian Cud and the - Sydney Cup, and are doing well at ~~~ Caulfield. Patrobas has been up ft. longer of the pair, and is, conseq...
The Returned Soldier. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
The Returned Soldier, THE S'ate War Council Is vigorously pro^ecu'ing its campaign in the interests of the re'urned soldier. Daily its offices are filled by men who have returned from the front, and who are only anxious, now they have discarded the khiki, and returned to civilian life, to ooce more become producing units for themselves, and ioridently for the community as a whole It is not temporary relief these men require, 3lthoagh this must be given to a large number owing to the want of support accorded by many employers in the mitter of supplying them with work a nature they are fitted to carry out. It i* hardly to bo expected ;hat a man &lt;vho h\9 been months under hospital treatment C3n take his place in the ranks with the strong active man who has psr. haps never known a day's sickness for years Consequently employers must give these men a chance to gradually recover their nM form. Then again, many are now and wiil probably remain unfitted to resume their former occ...
Red Cross Society. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Red Gross Society. IN an in'.eres'ing report of work in France, Lieutenant-Colonel Murdoch writes that owing to a sudden change in the disposi tion of ihe Australian troops, Red Cross stores had apain to be moved at very short notice. This was promptly accomplished by means of motor lorries, and before the first requisitions were received from medi cal unite, the Red Cross was installed ann in readiness fur all emergencies. Lic-uten ant-Colonel Murdoch himself visi-ed all the units. Red Cross stores, aud clearing stations to see that everything possible wns being done for the sick and wounded. He further raa-3e an arrangement v»i:h the Director of Medical Services that five cases of Eocks should lie placed in each ambulance to be requisitioned for by the medical officers in the trenches in case of "trench feet,"1 which appeared likely in view of ibe mad and water thrru'h which the men had to go for their supplies. It will be seen from this that the demand of socks from Australia is ...
Myrtleford Market. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Myrtleford Market. MESSRS. EVASS " & LA.NGI.ANDS report (hsir opening fortnightly sale at Myrtie fo'd for tlie year on Wednesday, Januiry 17(h. The yarding was a large one, fully 303 head of cattle forward," besides a fair yarding of sheep. The attendance of buv6rB, both foreign and local, was good, and we succeeded in disposing of the whole of the yarding at prices a shule fini-.er than late ruling rates. Best bul locks, account Geo. Hardy, £15 19s ; n/c Mrs. M. Carthew, fat cows, £13 IOj; r>/u F, ,T. Duocias, cows, £12 9s to £13 ; a/c I'll09. Witherow, vealerp, f8; n/c F. J Dundas, vealers, £7 7s to £7 16s ; n/c John Smith, cows, ^10 10s ; a/c J. Williamson, cows, £10 os to £10 10i ; b/C D Connolly, -teers, 2 years, £10 84 ; a/c Mrs M. Car 'hew, heifers showing well in calf, £11 4i; a/c Moore Bros., stem's 1J yr*, £7 13s ; a/c R. Hill, a line of 30 steers, lj yrs, luw condition, £7'lis; a/c D. Connell, steers, j'rs, good sorts, £7 16a; a/c K.. Hill, steers, 15 months, ,...
ARE WE DOWMHEARTED? Gifts for Fighters. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
When a shilling is paii into tlia Southern Cross Tobacco Fun J in order that some nun at the front may receive a few cigat ette3, a ration of tobacco and a supply of matches, it is impossible to tell where ilia' gift will be sent-tint is unless its destination an 1 tho military uuit is speci lied. Week by week letters of thanks for yifis which have unexpectedly been re ceive! from the Southern OrosB Tobacco Fund-probably as the result of a chance shilling which his been paid into the fund because it appealed to the man who ?^moked-come to the offices of the.fund. More often than not they first have girdled the earth. There were eighty-four such acknowledgments in the batch receive'! by the last mail. They came from Africa, Silonici, France, England, Mesopotamia, Bulgaiia and Russia, but always tiiey con tained that one story-thank." for tobacco which would not bare been obtained had it oot been for the kindly offices of the Southern L!ro>-a iooacco jpunu, or tno parent organisati...
Australian Military Forces [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Australian Military Forces Followixg ia the programme of parades for the local senior cidets for the quarter ended March 31st, 1917 : January 26- Alternative hilf-day, 2 p m. February 2-Compulsory whole day, 9 n.m. " 8-Compulsory niglit parade, 7 p.m. (> 16-Compulsory whole day, .. &lt;, 9 a.m. ,, 23-Compu'sory half-day, 9 a.m. ' March 2-Alternative hilf-duy, 2 p m. ,, 8-Compulsory night parade, 7 p.m. " 16-Compulsory hr.lf-day, 9 a m. 23-Alternative half-day, 2 p.in. ,, 30-Compulsory half-day, 9 a.m.
Great Explosion Near London. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Great Explosion Near London. i On Friday evening a great explosion i occurred in a munition factory near the i bank of the Thames, and the details " given disclose an astonishing want of care' in the management of the works. A fire occurred in the mixing room of the chemist in the explosive works He fought the flames himseli and realis ing their danger advised the operatives to flee for safety. The flames spread and in the very next room came m contact with a quantity of high explosives which exploded and caused enormous damage to property, killed scores of people and injured hundreds of others . Places miles away were damaged and numerous fires occurred in an area of a square mile -
On the Road to Tipperary. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
On the Road to Tipperary. . On the road to Tipperaiy ' There's a road that's vacant still; There's a rifle lying silent, There's a uniform to fill. Though at home they'd hate to lose you, But the march trust soon begin On the road to Tipperary With our armies to Berlin. On the Morriss chairs of clubland Are you content to stay, While the others euird your honor And the Geim&ns boast 44 the day "; For your King and Country c-illa you. And we want to count you in On the road to Tipperary With our armies to Berlin. 3.When from Moos we fought eash footstep, And our lips with piin were dumb, .'Twas the hope that held the trenches. Never doubting you would come. Througn the frozen hell of winter* Through the shrapnel's? racking din, Won't you come and join our armies On the road into Berliu ? Have you seen the crim?on cros:es Of the boys who'll ne'er come home ? Will >*ou idle while they're waiting? Will you leave them all alonn ? Tafty are calling, culling, calling, . For they...
Prices in England. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Prices in England. WRITING to a friend in U'angaratta a resident of England gives the following prices of commodities :-Meat,-Rump stetk, l/S per lb ; sirloin 1/3 ; topside (bone in), 1/3 ; shin beef 1/ per lb. ; pie meat (trimmings), iod. per lb. On ly} ordinary tea ?j 10. per lb. In order to get a lb of sugar they have to spend 3/6,, and thtn they can only get lib, and it costs 6d. Bread is a little dearer, but a coarse fiour. Fat cattle are £5 and over per loolb, according to quality.
Local Land Board. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Local Land Board. A SITTING of the above board, presided over by Mr E. Giblett, district land offi-er, was held at the Court House, on Monday afternoon, when the following cases were dealt with : Parish of Bright,-Allotment 15K, Section C, 20 acres, Peter Paul Krum bech.-Applicant stated in reply to the land officer thathe lived about 2 miles out of Bright, was a single man, had never selected, and was a charcoal burner-by occupation. Did not hold any freehold land. Intended cultivating the land, and lived 011 the adjoining block- Was a native of Dartmonde, Germany, and had been a resident of the State for 34 years, and a naturalised British subject for about 10 years. Had the means to pay survey 'fees and im provements.-The land officer said the application would go before the Secretary for Lands, who would decide as to whether the application should go any further. Parish of Bright-Allotment iSA, Section N, 50 acres, W. F. Iilair. This land had been reduced to jrd class and a valu...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 26 January 1917
Don't You Believe It. Some say that chronic constipation cannot be cured. Don't you believe it. Chamberlain's Tablets for the stomach and liver have cured others-why not you? Give them a trial. Tbey cost only eighteenpence. For sale by Walker Bros. Bright; J. H Jones, Harrietville ; O.Lerdi, Wandiligong; C. G. Goodman, Porepunkah; J. Ritchie, BuckUnd. Mr E. L. Strange, gardener, of Black HiK Ballarat East, has given a public demonstration, which was" attended by representatives of the Ballarat city and town councils, showing that potatoes and toma'oes can be grown oil the same plant. He explained that two methods (budding and grafting) could be adopted to obtain the Bame result, Budding, however, had been found to be far more successful than grafting. One of the budded plants is to be sent to Melbourne for exhibition. ^ Old A sc. Old age as it comes in the orderly process of Nature is a beautiful and majestic thing. It stands for experience, knowledge, wisdom, counsel. That is old a...
Not Wanted at Wagga. EXPERIMENTS WITH ST JOHN'S WORT. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 2 February 1917
Not Wanted atWagga. EXPERIMENTS WITH ST JOHN'S WORT. AT last Friday's meeting of the Wagga P:P: Board, the chairman (MrC. Condon) said that Mr Kroker. ol Uranquinty, pro posed to hava brought from the Ovens and Murray district, in Victoria, specimens of St. John's Wort so that he might experi meat on them wi'h a spray which had proved successful in the destruction of Patterson's Curse. Mr Condon declared that St. fohn's Wort was absolutely the worst weed in the world and the hardest to destroy. When everything else was dry the wort was as green as ever. A friend of his, who found a small patch on his land, about the size of an ordinary room, trenched the ground to a depth of two feet, bringing up the roots of the weeds, then pulled logs on to the patch with horses, piled limbs and boughs over them, and set fire to the pile. The fire burned for days, yet next year the wort grew as thickly as ever. The. roots of St. Johns Wort would grow down to a depth of 15 feet It had been brought ...
Salt For St. John's Wort. GOVERNMENT PAYS FREIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 2 February 1917
Salt For St. John's Wort. GOVERNMENT PAY3 FREIGHT. IN view of the BUCCCSS which has been achieved in the destruction of St. John's Wort by means of salt, it has been decided that salt to be used in the eradication of this weed will be carried free on the railways, provided:-(1) That the salt is obtained by and signed to the municipal conaoil in the districts concerned ; (2), that the necensary form of declaration be presented; and. (3) that the price paid for the salt does not exceed that in effect on December 1 The Railway department will be oredited with the freight on the salt at the manure rate, which is a yery low one, and the loss . will be borne by the Treasury. . Accounts are available now at the looal sub-treasury (State Savings BaDk) for-J. P. M'Keogh, M, M'Keogh, P. Tranlsen, H. Crowther,' Bright Water Trust, J. ^helao, and D?. S> G. Slceweg, - ? :. ? &lt;?'
Farewelling a Soldier. PRIVATE STANLEY QUIN ENTERTAINED. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 2 February 1917
Farewelling a Soldier. PRIVATE STANLEY QUIN ENTER TAINED. THERE was a large attendance at Victoria Hall oil Tuesday evening when Private Stanley Quin, of Bright, was entertained by the Soldiers' Farewell Committee aud presented with a nemento of esteem end regard. Dancing formed the chief source of pleasure, and this was indulged in with great gusto by those present. During an interval Cr. G R. Abraham (president of the shire) was introduced, and, during the course of a neat and comprehensive speech, presented the guest with a hand some silver cigarette case. He spoke of Private Quin's many good qualities and his zeal for his country and the Empire, and trusted that his future career would be one of advancement, and in the end he would return to his native town with honors. In concluding, Cr Abraham, on behalf of the company, wished the guest God-speed, and the best of good fortune throughout the campaign. (Applause.) Private Quin, who was greeted with ap plause as he came forward t...