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THE VALUE OF LIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
THK VALUE OF HG1IT. The majority of people do nol ai> ■ reciate light qb they should do uight, whether material or moral, is ;he beat reformer; it prevents those lisorders which other remedies some times cure, but sometimes confirm. Sci ence and art may invent splendid methods of illuminating the apart ments of the wealthy. Indeed, they have dono so, but these aro all pool ind worthless compared with the light which the sun sends into our windows, l'he value of light to healthy persons 1 is immense; to invalids it is far great jr. Tho quantity of light admitted into a sick chamber is a matter of thf lirst importance to its suffering oc cupant. Light is an element of cheer fulness, ana on that account it is de sirable that as much should be admit ted as tho patient can ben r without inconvenience. The light in a sick room should be wft and subdued—nol glaring, and care should be taken that bright, lustrous objects, such as crys tals and looking-glasses, should ■ -opt out of the pa...
THE Benalla Independent. PUBLISHED ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS "Stands close to all But leans on none." FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1914. Dean Old Granny. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
THE Bemiila Independent. POBUSHKD ON TOUSDAYS AND FRIDAYS "Stands close to nil ' But lenus on none."' FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1914. Dean Old Granny. The ".j" Argus" becomes intensely humorous when she assumes the pathetic. In her blind rage over the triumph of Labor at the polls the aged Collins street virago de scended to the contemptible by attempting to assure its readers that "Australia has now to put up with Labor rule as well as the war and drought scourges." But, after all, this may be Granny's prayerful petition to heaven. !?he has a queer style of doing things. She frequently curses when she should bless. Remarkable it is that no sooner is the Labor success an nounced than Nature smiles. The droughty land gets moist, aud the best news from the &lt;=eat of war up to date was that which came along the cables yesterday. We are not quite so "balmy" as to ascribe to Labor the control of such benedic tious as raiu aud peace, but simply to -point o.ut to pagan sheets like •'...
Local and General News. Treasury. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
Local and General News. Treasury. Accounts for payment at the local sub-Treasury:—J Wilson, P.. Sulli van, P. Ti^he, J. Minogue, Dr. Nish, L. Doyle, J. S. O.iver.W. A. Stewart. Vacoination Cases. J. D. Henderson, Jas. Morley (two cases), Percy Vicary, H. A Wil.sou, E. E. Williams (two cases) were each fiiud £1, in default dis tress, for neglecting to have their children vaccinated. Mr. VV. W. Beaven, P.M., presided. Ford v Flynn The breach of promise action of Agnes Maude Ford v Patrick Fiyun was settled this week/ defendant paying the f>uin of ^00 in full settlement -of •plniutifl's claim and costs. Show Booths. The show booths and right of graz ing show grounds will be sold by auction by Messrs Watts, Turnbull & Co. at the Bunalln Hotel on Saturday, 19th. inst. at 2 o'clock. University Lecture The last of the University Exten sion Lectures for this season is to be giveu in the Shire Hall on Mon day evening by Professor Payne, the head of the Civil Engineering School of ...
THE MARKETS. HORSE SALE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
THE MARKETS. HORSE SAI/E. M. Q. M'Namara & Co., Benalla, Campbell & Sons, Kirk's Bazaar, Melbourne, auctioneers in conjunc tion, report having held a special sale of horses in the Benalla Cor poration Yards on Tuesday last. There were 100 horses yarded, and report having sold between 60 and 70 of them, which constitutes a record ia these parts for some time. It was agreed on all sides to be the most successful sale held in the North-East during this year. There were several Melbourne buyers pre sent, including a buyer for remounts and artillery horses. The Mel bourne buyers trucked 6 trucks away to the city. The vendors were thoroughly satisfied with the prices we obtained for them. Prices for various lots as follows : • Medium draught horses suitable for gunners to £22 10s. others £i6 to £21, to £16. Light horses suit able for remount purposes sold ex ceptionally well. There was a good number of light horses sold from .£13 to £10, others from £10 up wards. We also s...
Correspondence. BE UNITED! TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
Correspondence. BE UNITED ! TO rnic KDITOR. Sir',—Last Saturday^ while in Beualla I made it ray business to be present at the gathering to say good-bye to our boys. I was pleased to note my oldest mate there, some of my boys, as well, whom I had often taken to the butts to do their musketry, and I remember how well they did it, too. I was sorry I coald not be among them, but home circumstances alter the matter. Well, I noted a striking contrast to the unity that should prevail on such occasions. I refer to the pro nounced feelings between the two bands On an occasion of this kind there is no time for these little differences for we see greater ones in otherjlands quieted. Why could not these two bands have come out in uniform and joiued together and marched on this occasion? It would be more fitting, I think. I&lt;et the old band and the new, too, shake hands on- such occasion and be united in a common cause of patriotism. My impressions, I am sure, are those of every reside...
ROUND THE DISTRICT. DEVENISH WEST. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
ROUND THE DISTRICT. DEVENISH WEST. The annual Hibernian ball was held in the Hibernian Hall on Mon day night, sixty couple being pre sent. As usual everything passed off very successfully. Excellent music was supplied by Harris' Band. The M.C's (Messrs. Trainor and Kennedy) ably performed their duties. A most tempting supper was laid out in the goods shed by the local ladies. At a meeting held at State School No. 1512, Devenish West, on 2nd September, il was decided to open a Patriotic Fund, and forward the proceeds to the Education Depart ment's fund. The ladies decided to do some sewing for the soldiers, the teacher and scholars decided to contribute weekly amounts. The following is the list to date:—j£l Is each, Mrs. Spriggs and Mr. J. P. Parrington ; j£l, Jas. Hcoper; 10s 6d, Geo. Manning. Thos. Hughes, Thos. Cantwell ; 10s each, Thos. Haley (senr.), Thos. Haley (junr.), J. A. Murphy; 5s each. Geo. Har court, Frank Wallace, Chas. Her ridge, Mr., and Mrs. Robt.Herridge, Jas. Mart...
Charges of Embezzlement. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
Charges of Embezzlement. o Geo. Ed, Thompson & Sons v. James Perritt, on a charge of on or about 11th July with having em bezzled certain small sums, under four " informations." Superinten dent Davidson prosecuted, , and defendant, who pleaded not guilty, was undefended. Geo. E. Thompson gave evidence that he was informant. In July defendant said he had the offer of another job to go to, and as infor mant would require him only tem porarily he (informant) told him he bad better accept. He went away and had not seen him since. Ac cused had permission to collect payments for wood delivered. Several entries of such payments were handed in. On 18th July he personally went out collecting, Ross Thompson, Hume Barrett, and Cons. Bruce gave evidence to show that he had received sums for which he had not accounted, and accused was sent for trial at the October sittings in Benalla.
Is it Pleasant to Die. STRANGE SENSATIONS ON THRESHOLD OF DEATH. FIRSTHAND STORIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
Is it Pleasant to Die. ' STRANGE SENSATIONS ON THRESHOLD OF DEATH. FIRSTHAND STORIES. Interest in the discussion on "The pains or death" is stimulated by some recent lettees published in "The Times." A correspondent subscribing himself "A Traveller wrote :—"Some years ngo, while in India," X was suddenly and virulent ly seized with Asiatic cholera. In addition to terrible pain, I suffered agonies of thirst, as those stricken with cholera always do. At sur.h moments small pieces of ice are given to the patient to suck, and ho cannot retain even a spoonful of j liquid, but I happened to be where ice was unprocurable. For some time my mind was filled with thoughts of wounded soldiers lying parched at night upon the battle field. I felt at one with them, and then at last I realised the horrors of war. These images haunted me, and I could think of nothing else. Then, as the agonising pnin pro duced exhaustion, I swiftly under stood that I was probably about to die. The thought soemcd to ...
The Non-Advertiser. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
The Non-Advertiser. v' :■ breathes'there a Man with soul so dead .Who never to himself hath said: .- "My trade of late is getting bad, /.r I'll try another two-inch ad." ' If such there be, go mark him well, ■ For liitn no bank account shall swell, .4 - 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 Bleep, Where no rade clamor may dispel ' The quiet that he loved so well, ■v ■ And that the world may know its loss, . Place on his grave a wreath of moss; And on a stone above, "Here Ilea :- A chump who wonldn't advertise."
Postal Intelligence [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
Postal li: i!ii j i i'3 a .. . .., n- , „ ■ For the information of our rba ders we herewith publish the new ..., rates. RATES FOR PLACK8 IN VICTORIA ,J S. d. Letters : Half oz. or under 0 1 „ For every oz. 0 1 Urgent letters : For each letter in additon to or dinary postage ... 0 4 Late fee ... 0 1 . Patterns and samples, pac kets of merchandise, &c. ^ - ^ maximum' weight lib. . - "dimensions not to exceed - * - ,-J5ft. in length, 1ft.; foot. : ; - '.--iii 3Septtv-.or.-widiii,- lor ■ • . fsv.-.1 "every 42oz. or a fraction thereof ... ... 0 1 Books : For every 4 oz or under up to 51bs ... 0 1 Newspapers : For each newspaper ... ... 0 0}4 Newspapers, magazines and publications not published in the com monwealth, 2oz ... 0 0j£ Post cardB : Each ... 0 1 Reply post cards: Each 0 2 Letter cards 2 for ... 0 Registration fee ... 0 3 Parcels, lib or under 0 6 Parcels, each extra lb. or under ... ... 0 3 Parcels Post Within Victoria. Limit we ght 1 lib. Limit of size 3ft 6in in length...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
Auction Sales to come - WATTS, TURNBULL & CO Monday, 14th September—St. James | Stock Sale Benalla Stock Market.—Tuesday, September 15 Thoo^a Stock Market.—Friday, Oct 2 Violet Town Market.—Friday, Sept. I 18. Devenish Stock Market — Monday, September 28. M. Q. M'NAMARA. Tuesday, Sept 15— B nalla Stock Sale y/y"ATTS, TURNBULL & CO * STOCK fc STATION AGENTS, Land Financial, Estate Insurance and ' General Commission A genu. Head Office.—BENALLA. Bra.NCHH.i1—Violet Town, Mansfield Bnroa, Wangaratta, and Rutherglen. Markets— Benalla, fortnightly, every alternative | Tuesday. Devenish, erery foarth Monday. Thoona every first Friday i'n each month ' Euros, fortnightly, 2nd and 4th Thuia day. Mansfield, monthly, 4tli Friday. Violet Town, monthly 3rd Friday. Wangaratta, Cattle and Sheep every alternate Thursday.. Pigs every alternate Monday. , ^ ' LOAMS NEGOTJATED. — Moue/ to i " lead in largo or small aitma, at V; lowest rate* of interest and charges VALUATIONS MADE. O.- H,...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
"The Independent" Published on V; -^-v~->"i'v^v^v-r^'"'-,|r:— - Tuesday and Friday Mornings. The Official Organ of / * BENALLA WATER TRUST. Subscription: 4s. per Quarter. Post Jb'ree to Any Address. (( » Art Printing' Department .. Is equipped with every appliance necessary for the Speedy Execution of all &lt;~hrders en Only the Best Material Used, and Prices Reasonable.' ) For Winter Goods. Cheapest and 15est . Blankets ... Sheetings . . Rugs .... ... - ^"Flannels \ r Flannelettes, &c. Men's & Boys' Overcoats Suits . . . v. .Hats Shirts,. Sic. f Ladies & Children's Underclothing Skirts . , . . Blouses, &c. Men's, Women's and Children's Boots Shoes. A Share of \our Patronage Solicited. HENRY VALLENPER, Nunn-street, Benalla. Stephens & Sons P4s- f Js>td., 1 BOURKE STREET, MELBOURNE, SATISFACTION Guaranteed, or money prompt]/ r«funded. That Ii the principle that has built this huge cash business, and established It in the confidenc...
NOTHING SERIOUS. UNINTELLIGIBLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
NOTHING SERIOUS. 1 UNINTELLIGIBLE. At the conclusion of the Boer war," as two old Scotch ladies wcro go ing to the kirk, the one said to the other : i "Is it no' a wonder/u' thing that the Brectish are at last victorious over the Boers in South Africa ?" ; "Not a bit," 3aid the other old lady. "Dinna ye ken the Brectish ayo say their prayers before goin*. into battle ?'• j "But canna the Boers say their prayers as wed ?" the other re plied. The reply was characteristic : "Hoot ! the jabbering Dootchman —who could understan' them ?"■
A GUARDIAN OF LIFE. THE STORY OF THIS PRIMSOLL MARK. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
A GUARDIAN OF LIFE, j I THE STORY OF THIS PIUMSOLL MARK. I Stroll round tho docks of a largo commercial city and look closely a ing ships moored along the whar ves, and you will notice that many. v>„v« ti white circlc and a Ul »V - white line marked on their sides close to the water, almost cs if some bad boy had been chalking a picture there of a pancake with a skower through it. ; but when you fu d that hundreds) of ships aro marked in just the same way, those painted in light colours having tho marks in black, you know that those mnrks really mean something of im portance in connection with tho ships on which you sec them. If you will notice more closely, you will* soon discover that nil tho ships belonging to Great Britain, oven tho magnificent passenger liners, are marked with those queer signs. iinl that ships of no other nations have them. If you wero to ask some sailor what the mark meant, ho would tell you that it was tho '•Plimsoll mnrk," and you would bo no wiser than ...
AN EPOCK-MAKING BOOK. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
AN EPOCK-MAKING BOOK. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was publish ed on March 20, 1852. The author Mrs. Beecher Stowe, was despond ent as to "whether anybody would read or attend to her appeal" on behalf of the enslaved negroes of the States. She was "agreeably dis appointed both in a moral and fi tancial sense, for 10,000 copies sold in a few* days, and over 300, 000 within a twelvemonth. Running night and day, the i-rint Ing, presses could barely meet the demand. It was not only read, >ut remembered and pondered over. The pity, the distress, the indigna . tion long pent up in the writer's soiil passed from her into the mil lions of readers of the book. The nation's conscience was awakened. John Brown was the first, but by do means the least, American to lay down his life for the cause of.the negro freedom. A mighty civil weir v shook the Union to Its very foun dations ; but the United States sur vived the fiery ordeal intact., and fin ally took her place among the civi lised nations who re...
Unlawful Assault. SENTENCED TO 2 MONTHS HARD LABOR. [Before Mr. W. W. Beaven, P.M.] [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
Unlawful Assault. SENTENCED TO 2 MONTHS HARD LABOR. I [ELfors Mr. W. W. Beaven, P.M.] At the Courthouse yesterday, Leslie H. Diamond and Roy Madden, two rough looking "gems" o young men were charged with unlawfully assaulting George Henry Burns. Both pkad.d not guilty. Superintendent Davidson prose cuted, and gave particulars of the case. Burns was engaged in water ing the Nunn-srteet roadway. While at his work, Burns was attacked by Diamond, and Burns iu self-defence, struck him. His ante also assisted. The assault was wholly unproved. The de fendants were strangers to the in fo: mant. George Henry Burns, laborer, said he was engaged watering Nunn-street about three o'clock. Filled the tank atCamplin's corner, and he saw defendants and others. When he got to Date's corner Dia mond told his mate to stand there | and "lie would get into this b " The other came on and attempted to hit him. Bums knocked both down One of them (Diamond) went and got a paling from a fence to assault .bini...
A MEXICAN ROYAL TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
A MEXICAN ROYAL TRAGEDY. On May 19, 1864, Maximilian,-, the! handsome, blue-eyed, • fair-leardel orother of the Austrian Emperor, made his proud entry into the capi tal of Mexico, the land over which he had been chosen by Napoleon to rule. There was no portent on that glorious day. to hint at the tragedy which was to close his reign and his life within three short years. It had been from no lack of warn ing that he had accepted the crown of Mexico as the puppet of the designing Napoleon. llis brother, the Austrian Emperor, and every member of the Royal House had warned him of the perils he would encounter; but his wife, a Rclgian Princess, had scolTed at his fears. I It was not Ion?, however, before Mexico was seething with rebellion, and Maximilian's throne was totter ing to its fall. Then, thoroughly alarmed, the Empress Charlotte bade her husband hold his throne while she started for Europe to supplicate Napoleon's help. He I'e to raise a hand to help Uer, ami the result of . the...
House of Representatives. P.J. Moloney Wins Handsomely BEECHWORTH. Last Evening. BY 'PHONE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914
House of Representatives. P.J. Handsomely BEECHWORTH. Last Evening. BY 'PHONE. The count of all absentee votes to hand, to the number of 2252. was finished to-day,with the follow ing result :— MOLONEY ' 15,413 AHERN " 14,851 Majority for Moloney 562 From 50 to 70 m>re absentees are expected, but they cannot affect the result. Victoria. Balaclava Corio Ozanne L Kendall F Ballarat ; . MeGrath L ; - !"^Coldham F 1 Grampians' Jolley h Irvine F Gippsland Wise Indep. Bennett F 15650 15065 I 15817 15439 14092 13980 14426 13923 New South Wales Riverina Chanter 1, 12996 Falkiner F 12756 Western Australia Perth Fowler F 15098 M'Callum I, ] 1977 Fremantle Burchell L Briggs F Dampier Coffey L Gregory F Swan Forrest F Peters L 15691 12111 10360 8S10 15860 10356 Senate. (All Incomplete Returns.) ) Victoria &ABOR Barnes Barker Russell M'Kissock Blakey Find ley Fusion 313429 313325 312580 I 312392 I 310928 | 308282| M'Coll Maugsr Edgar Cook Trenwlth M'I,ean New., South Wales labor 272444...