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THE Benalla Independent. PUBLISHED ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS "Stands close to all[?] But leans on none." FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1914. The Poll To-Morrow. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
TK6 Benalla Indepcndeit!. P0BL1SHKD ON TOKSDAYS AND FRIDAYS "Stan'l9 close to all.) But lenns on none." FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 19x4. The Poll To-Morrow. i. .——. To-morrow will tell the tale. Aus tralian maturity goes to the ballot box to decide an issue that has been unfortunately somewhat becloudid by the greater international conflict going on in Europe. The people on this side of the pond are asked by means of the peaceful ballot-box to decide between two parties—one that unfurls a flag to float over ranks that embrace the fljtsam ami jetsam of every political jhade in the Commonwealth, aud another with a definite, clear-cut policy. Under Fusion colors the people have witnessed some extraordin ary scenes—in the House of Representatives particularly--scencs such as dragooning followers of Cook & Co , and the gagging of the Opposition. It was a i matter/ of either draaoon or s»ag fcj. tue wnote time. Viae of the very first administrative acts under the Cook regime was Mr Wynn...
THE MARKETS. LOCAL MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
THE MARKETS. LOCAI, MARKETS. Watts, Turnbull & Co. report having held their usual fortnightly market at the Corporation Yards, Benalla, on Tuesday last. There was only a fair yarding of . all classes of stock, which met a limited attendance of buyers who operated cautiously, consequently prices showed a decline for all store stock. Cattle.—Fat: We had some extra choice quality heavy fat cows which made up to £13, good bullocks tnade to £ 12/12/6, lighter made .£7/17/6 to j£10 12/, good cows made £7/16, £8/216 to £8/15 to £9/8, light made £5. £5/18 to .£6/10, others ,£4/5 to .£4/15. Spring ers : A very big supply, prices were as follows : ,£4/7/6, /4/17/6 to £5/5. Store cattle : Bullocks, 3 years, made to .£4/14. Steers, 2 years, made to.£2/;5. Cows, empty made .£3/8 to £3/l7. Heifers, 18 months to 2 years made ^£1. 16/. Poddies made 13/ to 17/ Sheep.—Prime wethers made £l/l to £1/2, lighter made 18/ to £1, fat ewes to 17/11, lambs made. 12/11-to 15/7, xbred ewes . and lambs,...
Local and General News. ELECTION WIRES [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Local and Genera] News. ELECTION WI3ES Wo intend posting tha lao tion wiras as they come alon* to-moppow night. We expoot the first shortly after nine. New Business. As advertised in our business columns a liain, bicon and small goods shop will bj opened at " Tne Grange," Bridge-street, on Situr day next, Septembsr 5 by M sirs D. Fraser and Ei. Attridge. Storekeepers A meeting of the local Store keepers' Association wni h^ld on Tuesday evening wlien R. J Bli:k burna resigned as secretary, and Mr. Burr was appointed. It wis decided to close the shop3 for an hour on Saturday to afijrd the em ployea an: opportunity of bidding our soldier boys good-bye on their departure for the seat of war. All citizens are asked to assemble at the Fire Brigade tower at 4 30 p m when patriotic addresses will he given by the President of the Shir-s (Cr. Mathiewn) and Rev. P. J Edwards The Benalla Bin (4 will lead the loyal projessbn to the railway station. Mr. E. F. Cleary and several nlhnrH on Montiuy ...
Benalla Waterworks Trust. SATURDAY, 29th AUGUST [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Benalla Waterworks Trust. SATURDAY, 29th AUGUST At a meeting of the above held | on Saturday, there were present:— Corn. Barrington (chairman) and Corns. Mathieson, Bennison and Guppy. CORRESPONDENCE. From S. Bowcher, Benalla, stat ing that for 8 years he had paid £1 per annum for water rates on allots 13, 14, and 15,sec. 4..Bridge-street, and had receipts for each successive year. Now he was informed there was £6 10 due for arrears, which he found accumulated before the date of his purchasing the property, He asked that under the circum stances the amount be written off. It was decided to reply that the amount cannot be written off. From-T. Kelly, Tungamah, for warding specifications for contract for additions to pumping plant.— Tenders to be called when the plans, etc., are returned by the De partment. From P. Rebbechi, reporting that the consumption of water during the past five weeks had averaged 170,000 gals, daily in the town and 78,000 gals by the Railway Depart ment ; total ...
Benalia Red Cross Society. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Benalia Red Cross Society. On Thurslay morning a large packing case of goods was sent away by the ladies of the Red Cross Society to Lady Helen Munro Fer guson, Federal Government House, to be despatched to London to the High Commissioner for use in the hospitals for wounded soldiers The box was the result of one week's sewing, and contained 19 shirts, 44 sheets, 115 pillowslips, 48 towels, 40 handkerchiefs, o 1 pairs sox, 6 pairs wristlets, 42 tucker bag3, 41 kit. bags, 30 ban- ' dages, 2 tins cocoa, lib. coffee; 1 total value of material, £20. 1
A Policy for Australia During the War. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
fePsHCffafAnstralia During the War. (By W; M. Hughes,) The question every man to-day asking himself is : Sow will this wpr affect me? Am I to close .my. office or shop ; shall I lose my job? - Tbis is no time to live in a fool's paradise. No time to delude our selves that this war and its con sequences are likely^ to soj pass %V»ay. , We must face the stern reality ,; tbat this snuggle is one to the ; death. It will be bitter, it will be • protracted, and.'its effects upon, our trade and industry- mpst- inevitably be serious. The wheels of industry - flfill' slow down ; trade will trickle 4own channels which it-was wont tq, ; rjish foaming like-a cataract. Un ejnployment will become general , • These are the consequences of war a^nongst civilised nations. It is necessary we- should realise this fact, for upon cits realisation our - present.and ■ future; welfare, largely, depends. We must realise the Worst&lt;iti order to .make the best of it. The first keen edge of industria...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
I dreamt that I dwelt in nnrble halls, Where I sat in a gem-crusted thr-'n--:; The ice-cold splendour of pavements and walls. Seemed to chill right thro* ta the bone. Attended by vassals and throned in state, I pronounced a degree to secure, Coal, ten large cars full, also ten jars full Of Woods' Great Peppermint Cure. Important to Ladies. La lies, is your health causing you any anxiety, have you b.en disipp jiuted in the nonappe trance of baby, or &lt;re you dreadiug an operation ? If worried from any of these causes we strongly advise you to consult the highly qualified lady representative of the "Natura" Health Co., Melbourne, on her next visit to BEN \L,r,A. She will be pleased to advise you regarding your health, and explain how good health may be restored to you by uieans of the wonderful "Natura" Home Treat ment, that has cured so many thousands of women and girls. The advi'e will cost you nothing, and may save you years of suffering. The visit takes place on TUESDAY ...
Benalla Racing Club. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Benalla Racing Club. The Spring meeting of the Benalia Racing Club was held on Wednesday, there being a good at tendance. A sura of £75 was taken at the gates, which is a good deal above the average. Mr D. Bran nigan acted as stipendiary steward The new track and running rail were used by the club for the first time, and came in for the highest commendation with all hands. Nat urally the track was a little slow. So complete were all arrangements that not a single hitch of any kind occurred to mar the meeting, which proved thoroughly enjoyable. Fol lowing are the results : — Hurdle Race, of 25 sovs., two miles. H. Barne's Puzzled (W. Burns), 1 ; W. White's Gillenbah (Koops), 2 ; B. McCormick's Pigeon Shot (Kettle), 3. Betting : 6 to 4 against Puzzled, 5 to 2 Mallett, 4 to 1 Hespshot, 6 to 1 Gillenbah. Won easily by three lengths: Pigeon Shot six lengths of! third. Mallett fell. Time, 4 min. 1.0 s&c; Maiden Plate, of 10 sovs., five furlongs. W. Quinn's I&lt;ady Triloch...
The Non-Advertiser. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
The Non-Advertiser. Breathes there a Man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath said: "My trade of late is getting bad, I'll try another two-inch ad." If such.there be, go mark him well, For him no bank account shall swell, No angel watch the golden stair To welcome him a millionaire; The man who never asks for trade, By local lines or ad. displayed, Cares more for rest than worldly gain And patronage must give him pain. Tread lightly, riends let no rude sound Disturb his solitude profound. Here let him live in calm repose, Unsought by men except he owes, And when hedies, go plant him deep, That naughtmay break his dreamless . sleep,. Where no rude clamor may dispel The quiet that he loved so well, And that the world may. know. its.loss, Place on his grave a wreath of moss;\ And on a stone, above, "Here lies A chump who .wouldn't advertise."
Postal Intelligence [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Postal 1/1 till! J 3 1 3 9 For the information of our rba ders we herewith publish the, new rate1*. RATE8 FOR PLACKS IN VICTORIA .J B. d. Letters : Half oz. or under 01 „ For every oz. 0 1 Urgent letters : For each letter in additon to or dinary postage ••• 0 ^ Late fee ••• 0 11 Patterns and samples, pac kets of merchandise, &c, , maximum weight lib. ' dimensions not to exceed lit; in length, lit; toot- . _>• in depth or width, for every 2 oz. or a fraction thereof ... ••• * Books : For every 4 oz or under up to 51bs ••• 0 1, Newspapers : For each newspaper ... ••• 0 Newspapers, magazines and publications not published in the com monwealth, 2oz ••• 0: 0j£ Post cards: Each ... 0 1 Reply post cards: Each 0 2; Letter cards 2 for ... 0 2# Registration fee ... 0 3i Parcels, lib or under 0 6| Parcels, each extra lb; or under — 0 3; Parcels Post. Within Victoria. Limit we ght lllb. Limit of size 3ft 6in in length, or 6ft in girth and length combined. Postage (to be prepaid by st...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Auction Sales to come WATTS. TURNBULL 4 CO Monday, 14th September—St. James Stock Sale Benalla Stock Market.—Tuesday, September 15 Thoo^a Stock Market. — Friday, Sept. 4 . Violet Town Market.—Friday, Sept. 18 Devenish Stock Market. — Monday, September 28. M. Q. M'NAMARA. Tnesday, Sept 15— Benalla Stock .Salr . Tuesday, 8th September.—Horse sale at Benalla. yyATTS, TURNBULL & CO STOCK & STATION AGENTS. Land Financial, Estate Insurance and General Commission Agents. Head Office.—BENALLA. Branches!—Violet Town, Mansfield Bnroa, Wangaratta, and Rutherglen. Markets— Benalla, fortnightly, every alternative Tnesday. Devenish, every fourth Monday. . . Thoona every first Friday in each month Buroa, fortnightly, 2nd and 4th Thurs day. M*nsfield, monthly, 4th Friday. Violet Town, monthly 3rd Friday. | Wangaratta, Cattle and Sheep every alternate Thursday. Pigs eveiy ^alternate Monday, .. lowest rates of interest and charges j VALUATIONS MADE. I G. H, Hagenauer, Managing Partner...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
1 'The Independent" ' : -• . • Published on s2 ■v.- " a i"" Tuesday ana Fiiday Mornings. i l . The Official Organ of BENALL A; WATER TRUST. S} &lt; h ■ . * Subscription: "i •• 4s. per Quarter. . ■■• ;'v;:V v; Post, Free to Any Address. "Thp Inrlpnpnrlpnt" / tllC lllllG|luIIUG111 ■ ■ „ *&lt; ' * Art Printing Department V /■: ■■ i •y, •' --V. 1 ' 'v; ' ' . : -- ■ v ■ ■■ V''. ' ' . .. ...' ' ' *■ ■ ^ ' / ■ Is equipped .with; eyery appliancei necessar y _ " "i 1 for the Speedy Execution of all ;Oriiers" en • : ' V Only the Best Material Used, • c and Prices Reasonable. : '■ 1 ; . - /. ■ . .. ■ ■ V • Henry Vallender, For Winter Goods Cheapest and liest Blankets . . . -Sheetings . . Rugs .... ; ^Flannels . j» . 'i" JJllAUCict Men's & Boys' Overcoats Suits .... Hats .... rr i-'.Sliirts. &c. ./■' Ladies & Children's Underclothing Skirts . , . . Blouses, &c. Men's, Women's and Children's Boots Shoes. A Share of lour Patronage Solicited. HENRY V...
Lost in the Catacombs. A FRENCHMAN'S ADVENTURE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Lost in the Catacombs. ■'! I A FRENCHMAN'S ADVENTURE..-' Paul Fhilippard, a male nurse at tho Cochin Hospital, in Paris, who in his spare moments studies geo logy, has had an unusual' experience (snys the "Daily Telegraph.") j Uis zeal Tor geological explora- j tions led him to descend into, the Paris catacombs through an open- . ing in one ot the. courtyards of his j hospital, but to his surprise, after ; an exciting adventure .which lasted j iriany hours, he came out in the courtyard • of tho Val de- Grace Hos pital, nearly a mile away. How he wandered . so. far in the dark' underground passages he has him self related after a thrilling res-; - cue. He had a longing to explore tho ratacombs, and seeing some work- I men employed in an excavution'. which communicated with.theui, hp,, let himself down .with a rope to' a depth of about- CO »eetf , Trust-j ing to a lighted taper ivHSih^ 'he carried with him, he started tbrpugh' tho underground galleries, marking , the passages hero and...
The Case for Labor. THIS FUSION AND DEFENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
The Case for Labor. By W. M. Hughes. THIS FUSION AND DEFENCE. It is but natural that at a lime when action of some sort is impera tively demanded by the people of those who govern them, that the Government should keenly resent the charge of "being tnen who have talked much, but done no thing." I sympathise with them, but can not acquit them of the charge. On the contrary, I think no charge levelled against public men was ever more justified or better sup ported by facts. Their time has been mostly spent wading about in a fog of words in which.they have lost their bearings and from which they have emerged at regular intervals declaring great landmarks erected by their oppon ents, as Will o' the Wisps only to' later hail them as Beacon Lights and claim them as their very own. Time will not permit me to run the whole gamut of their incapacity for action. But the cup of their sins of omission is not only full but dripping over. They have done nothing. In the social, economic and na tion...
Summoned Lord Randolph Churchill. THE INDIGNANT "CABBY." [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Summoned Lord Randolph Churchill. .-hi THE INDIGNANT "CABBY." Interesting memories : of ..bygppe J j "growlers" and hansoms, and famous, "fares" who patronised them, wero recalled at a recent gathering : of pensioners of the Cabmen's Bene volent Society. One old driver, who first took out his cab fifty-four years ago, reculled how he drove Lord Palmerston from the House to' Piccadilly at three o'clock in.., the morning, "nix' 'd only paid me a shiliin'," he said, indignantly. I got double the fare from Lord Bea consficld when I drove 'i'm.-fr.om the 'Ouse to Park Lane." Another old veteran recalled, gow; ho once summoned Lord Randolph Churchill for n shilling for1- call ing his cab and not taking it. " I 'card 'is lordship say he didn't like the look of my 'oss," remarked "cabby," "which wos funny, seein' it was • a trotter .that once belonged to Jem Mace, while the other man's moke looked as if it 'adn't 'ad' a" sight of 'ay for donkey's years. "I objected, but Lord Randolph took t...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. — I • 'A public- clock which can be heard but not seen is' one of London's curious possessions. It is in the tower of. St.-.'Mary Abbots Church, Kensington, and' is the only public clock in the .immediate neighbour hood. It chimes the - quarters and the hours, but commits itself no fur ther. It has no dial, no hands, no outward and visible sign pi any kind. to' show that it is a clock. • This eccentricity; it is explained, is the result pf two" causes, one aesthe tic. the other financial. .When .the'-tqwer was built in 1879 a clock was suggested as an after thought, _J)Ut _ the architect protest "etl that 'it would mean the addi tion of 33ft. to the tower, and the ruin-of 4ta cherished proportions. A second point wus that the -churchj" having but slender funds, tould not dftord a clock with a diafc - A-.: • compromise was arrived at by installing.!:the .works of a chiming . eltoCfcHH,'t'the' belfry, without dial or hands.
THE SMALLEST ESSENTIAL PART OF A MOTOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
' TOE SMALLEST ESSENTIAL ..... . PAltT OP A MOTOR. t- The-smallest, part of n motorcar that is absolutely- essential to nor mal-action is- the rubber washer on th,e, core of ' the. tyro valve. It wqi^j-js ojily.-one,, eighteenth-hundredth penny will pay for .-enough." ^ashtirii: of this kind to erjuf[fviteii-'-nialor cars, yet, when It/st/ 'i-t'lsi-Jone of the most difficult ^pieces1 "''?•? tho "hole car. >Jne thread soaked in rubber cement andjjwrappefl,.. around the vnlve core at' just the right amount will pro yido'/a' ' tcmpprarj' repair. M. Bulgakoff, formerly secretary tof., Count'. Tolstoi, has been lectur 'Ihg in St. Petersburg, on the con tents of the great writer's library, 'which,, ihe "said,- numbered 10,000 volumes, in 32 languages. Among the MSS...foundr_ by M. Rulgakoff., after Count Tolstoi's death, was rttiy "scenario. ..of . .a play entitled '"'I'etdr Mvtar." The chief charac >)^sr;>js,( a, man. who has devoted his ,,life "solely to the... acquisition of w...
The New Language of the Air. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
The New Language of the Air. A now and very picturesque lan guage is being coined from Eng lish and French wor„ds and odd bits of slang, to describe the various activities of the airmen and the draft in which they navigate the air. A "seaplane," "water-plane," "hy droplnn.'," or "water 'bus,'-' to give it a few of its names,- is a flying machine fitted with floats so that it can rise from and roturn to the water. . To "taxi" means to dash along the surf nee until the speed 'is sufl'i cient to rise. . The "pusher" is a biplane with the jtro'pellor behind the planes. To "stall" a machine is bad amidship, and means that the machine is dri ven skyward at too steep an angle so that it flies tail downwards and The Meanings of some of tho New Air Terms Illus trated— (A) A " Volplane." (B) A " Nose Dive." (C) A " Pancake."- . (D) A " Slide Slip." loses its balance, which may end in a bad sideslip. The " bat " ; boat: is a biplane with a boat shnped body instead of floats. A "nose dive" is a...