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Mining Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
Mining Notes. FOLLOWING dradging returns u&v« |jt(5 reported for the week en-led last ozj. Junction 15 Maori Queen ... 4q| Porepunkah jjj Very satisfactory yields are being' maintained by the Maori Queen dredgt, Last week's was 40^£oz., and that of ths week previous 52oz. Both the Junction and the Porepun'ts'i dredges showed a decline in yields cos pared with that of last week. The- show recently opened up k; Messrs E. Dwyer and W. Williams ia the locality ot the Merry Widow s; Wandiligong, is reported .to be iraprovicg in quality.. Gold production in Australia, imfortas ately, continues to Bhow shrinkage j; quantity, and Government Department! appear quite unequal to tlu task, si which they should DOW be bu^iij- engage:, of endeavouring to devise me tli-ids fti resuscitation of this most important > industry. It is estimated that the jielj of the Commonwealth for last yes; approximated in- value £7,'200,ij;j!). For 1915 ths value of the precious metal won from Australian...
St. John's Wort. CONFERENCE AT BRIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
St. John's Wort. CONFERENCE AT BRIGHT. ' The conference of shires, convened by the Bright council, for the purpose of considering ways and means of combating the spread of St. John's Wort, was held at the Shire Hall on Wednesday morning. The following representatives were present :-Crs. W. H. Edwards (Wangar atto Borough), R. Cook (Oxley shire), D. Diffey (Beechworth United shire), It. W. Abraham, H. Wallace, W. H. Golds worthy, F. Roper (Bright Shire). Cr Abraham, president of the Bright shire, occupied the chair, and Mr E. J. Delany was appointed secretary. President, in welcoming the delegates, said he regretted there was not a larger attendance. The question was a most important one, and concerned not only adjoining shires, but almost every shir© in the State. There was no denying the fact St. John's Wort was spreading at an alarming rate, and how to combat it was the problem. The Bright shire had spent during the past two years upwards of /510 on salt, which amounted ap oroxiro...
Tawonga Bridges. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
Tawonga Bridges. PRESIDENT explained, at the coui. meeting on Tuesday, that the Departmr. of Publio WorkB had allocated £1S conditionally on the council spending like sum, for repairing the bridge oven: Kiewa River. It is now open for ci cussion aa to what was the best coos to pursue.-Cr Roper explained that i work was moafc urgent. It was oi with the greatest difficulty that resife were able to oross the stream, in fr they were almost prisoners. It -i important that the work should bed;:.. , at once, as very aoon the winter be upon them.-Cr Goldsworthy mot; that plans and specifications be prepas j and tenders called for the work, reti" able at next meeting.-Cr Wallace «e:~ i ded the motion-Cr Jones said hah very little sympathy with the Tawo:; people. When they had an opporta i to secure a concrete bridge, they c:: not agree amongst themselves, the res was that the board abandoned proposal. The people down the r> were helping themselves, and he thos those concerned in this brid...
About Our Soldiers. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
About Our Soldiers. SECOND-LIEUTENA.UT W. H. KAIGHIS.I Wandiligong boy, who is attached to th Australian Head-quarters Staff of AI.F. has been promoted to lieutenant. Some queer requests filter in by post t: Miss Floris I,ovy, the energetic par.; who runs the Victorian section of t': Y.M.C.A.. Snapshots from Home Lsaga Only the other day she was asked an favor to secure a pair of breeches &: had been " left behind in a hurry " byj departing Hun-hunter. Among a bate: of 400 applicants for photos of hoc Bcenes and friends received from a troop ship oy mail last week was an c5-hs:: request by a Victorian soldier for a phot of his baby " to be born on -' Another military imigrant by the ssc vessel asked for the " photo of the fatm'; including live stock." A gentleman ; pastoral proclivities wrote : "If the coi calf is a bull I'd like a photo ci is. There is evidently some fun in this sas; shotting business.
Wangaratta Pig Market. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
Wangaratta Pig Market. FLANAGAN, NEWMAN AND CO. report their usual pig market at Wangaratta on Tuesday: Big yarding of all classes of pigs. Bacon Pigs : We had an except ionally fine yarding, both for quality aDd numbers, and prices were about equal to last market's rates. Porkers in brisk request, and sold equal to late rates. Stores met with a very strong demand, and we sold practically the whole of our store pigs at prices equal to last market's high rates. Best bacon pigs in our yards behalf MrB Minogue, L5 9/ for a very prime pig; a/c P. Keogh, pigs L4 15/; a/o M. Cuneen, L4 14/6; a/o Mrs Baker, L.4 14/; a/c W. Withers, Li 14/; a/c C. Connor, Li 14/6; a|c Mrs H. Kennedy, Li 14/6 ; a/o E. Kennedy, L4 14/; a/o J. O'Connor, pen of 16 p?gs, L4 11/6; a/c W. Baker, line of 22 pigs, L4 1Z/6 ; a/c J. Baker, Li 13/; lino of 21 pigp, B/S F. Braybon, L4 3/ toL5; a/o F. Orr, L4 9/6; a/o J. Wills, L4 9/; "a/o Mr Waters, L4 8/6 ; a|c Mr Nipresa, L4 9/. We sold 193 baoon pigs leaving the dist...
The Open Column. BRIGHT FREE LIBRARY. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
The Open Column. BRIGHT FREE LIBRARY. TO THE EDITOR. SIR,-As a stranger in your charmingly picturesque town, I am impressed with the many manifestations of the pnblic spirit of the residents. This makes me all the more unable to understand the proposed closing of the above named institution. Public support is not forth coming, so the committee of management has no alternative but to close the doors. There is no need for me to advance arguments why this must not be allowed to take place; the advantages of a live library are too patent to all. The out standing fact is that the sympathy of the residents with the institution has died out. Why this has happened I don't know. But the threatened burial of the remains has, as usual, excited sympathy. All are sorry-again, as usual-and ask "What can be done?" I would suggest: Let it be born again. I know that I am voicing the feelings of the people on the matter when I say that the Bright folk want their library. Many have suggestions, and ot...
Church Services. Sunday, 18th February, 1917. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
Church Son/ices. Sunday, 18th February. 1917. 84KXHQDIST -WandiligouglO, Rev. L. R. Egan-Lee; 3 30, Rev L. E. Egan-Lee. Bright 1130a.m., Rev L. E. Egan-Lee ., 7pm, Rev. L. E Egafc-I.ee. Hanietville 7, Mr Sloan. Freeburgh 3, Rev. L. E. Egan Lee Porepunkah 7, Mr Thomas. ' CHURCH OF ENGLAND.-Bright 11, Rev G. BrammatI; 7, Mr G. Tavare. Porepunkah 3 15, Rev. G Brammall Wandiligong 7.30, Rev. G. Brammall. P&ESBVTERIan.-Porepunkah 11 a.m., Wandiligong 3 30 p m., Bright, 7 p.m. Mr A. McKenzie Harrison. SALVATION ARMY, BRIGHT.-Fire Bri gade Hall, yoqng people's meeting at 1Q a.m. Meetings 11 a.m, i p.m. and 8 p tu. Week-nl-bt meetings eviry Wednesday. Oaptaia Winter in charge It la probable that a team from thp Oallingwood Orioket Glub will vi3it the distriot at Easter and play a represen tative Dorabinatioa at Porepuukahi
Obituary. MRS. HONORA JOHNSON. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
Obituary. MRS. HONORA JOHNSON. MRS. HONORA JOHNSON, a well-known and highly esteemed resident of Lower Buokland, diijd at her residence on Tues day last. Mrs Johnson, who had reached the ripe ago of 80 years, had. been in in different health for some time. She leaves a matured family, her husband having predeceased her some years ago The funeral took place at the .Buokland cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. The burial service was read at the graveside by Rev. Father Trehan. Mr C. SudeL-um earned out the funeral arrangements. "
HOME HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
HOME HINTS. Paste your oilcloth on to the kit chen table with ordinary flour paste, and you will find that it wears twice os long as when tacked on. The oil- j cloth does not move and wrinkle when wiping it, and so does not crack and soak- up water. White' silk garments should never be put away wrapped in white paper. The substance that is put into the paper pulp to bleach it tends to turn white silk yellow. Blue tissue-paper is the best preserver of the pure cplor of white silk. «.:? To mend broken-china, mix well a teaspoonful of alum and a tablespoon ful of water and .place in a hot oven until quite transparent. Wash the broken pieces in t ot water, dry, and while still warm coat the broken edges thickly and press together very quickly, for it sticks instantly. If the eating of fish makes brains, it is the catching of them that malces liars. Messrs. W. Reynolds and Son Pty. Ijtd. report prices for week ending February 7, 1917:-Beef: Prime bodies 43/ to 46/ per 100 lbs., medium 39...
BEAL TREASURE ISLANDS. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
BEAL TREASURE ISLANDS. There are quite a number of Islands scattered about the globe whereon buried treasure exists. And people are always trying to find it. Quite a score of attempts have been made, for instance, to unearth the treasure alleged to be buried on Cocos Island. Yet so far the adventurers have reap ed no reward for their toil. Fully £50,000 has been wasted, again, in futile attempts to recover the "pirates' hoard" reported to be hidden near the lip of the crater of an active-very active-volcano on Pagan Island, in the Ladrone Group. Still, as a set-off against many fail ures, there have been some few suc cesses. There is n&lt;- doubt, for in stance, that a Liverpool sailor named John Adams unearthed treasure to the value of between £150,000 and £200,000 on Auckland Island some years back; nor that William Watson, a shepherd, recovered in 186S nearly a ton of gold that had been hidden on one of the Queen Charlotte Islands. Likewise, two runaway seamen, named Hand...
Second Infantry Brigade, A.I.F., Comforts Depot.—Knitting Competition. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
Second Infantry Brigade, A.I. Comforts Depot.-Knitting Competition. An appeal is being made by the above depot for more socks, helmets and scarves lor the knitting compe tition, for which the time of closing has been extended from February 7 till February 28. There is a very generous list of' prizes, and a great number of knitted comforts for our boys in the extreme cold and distress of the trenches is anxiously needed. All readers are earnestly requested not to disregard this appeal, for .every pair of socks or either of the other comforts mean so much to our brave men Avho ar^j away from their dear ones and fighting so nobly for us. The prizes are as follow:-£1 1/ for the best pair of hand-knitted socks; 2nd pri?e, 10/6; 3rd prize, 5/-! Conditions: To be knitted on size 12 or 13 needles, with 4-ply fingering wool. £1 1/- for greatest number of pairs of socks. Same conditions as above. £1 1/- for best hand-knitted Bala clava. No conditions. 5/- for best band-knitted scarf. No condi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
A Simple Home Recipe that Restores Grey or Faded Hair without the use of Dyes Anyone can restore their grey or faded hair to its natural color,. stim ulate its growth, and make it soft and glossy, with this simple recipe, which they can mix at home. To 1% oz o£ Rejuveni Compound add LOZ. of Bay Hum, shaking well together; then add sufficient water to make 10 ox (1% pints). These can be pur chased from any chemist at little cost. Apply to roots of the hair every night until natural color is restored. This mixture is not sticky or gr'easy; does cot darken the scalp, and does not rub olc. It will make a grey haired person look 10 to 20 years younger. Almost every chemist lias these ingredients in stock, or can easily get them for you from the wholesalers. S. II. Henshall, Chemist, 426 Clar endon-street, South Melbourne. Coun try orders a specialty. All latest American, French and London Toilet Preparations stocked. Goods sent per return post, packed free from obser vation. A trial soli...
CUTTING A BULLET OUT OF THE HEART. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
CUTTING A BULLET OUT OF THE HEART. Dr. Maurice Beaussenat, who had already extracted a piece of grenade from the right ventricle oE a man's heart, told the French Academic de~ Sciences recently of a second similar operation performed with success. A corporal wounded at Eparges had been treated for peritonitis, and then had been operated on for appendicitis. He continued to suffer in-various ways for more than a year, when a radio scope revealed the pressure of a shrap nel ball, moving in time to the heat ings of his heart. Supposing this to be in the pericardium or sac about the heart, Dr. Beaussenat "went in," as the surgeons say, and saw that the ball was actually in the right ventricle near the lower end. The heart was drawn out; its wall was cut open between two loops o. wire; the ball was removed and the heart sewn up again. Six months later the heart had healed so perfectly that there was not a sign of irregularity about its pulsations. Honesty must have been indigenous with t...
Big Cheques. The Value of Shipa. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
Big Cheques. The Value of Shipa;': The cheque for £2,068,000 which is said to have beea paid by the Com monwealth Government for the fifteen steamers bought by Mr. Hughes, the Federal Prime Minister, during his re cent visit to London, represents more than three times the pre-war value of the vessels. But the deial, though a big one, is not by any means the big gest in British shipping. Apart from the agreement covering the Morgan Combine Companies, Sir Owen Phil lipps, on April IS, 1912, drew a cheque on the Bank of England for £5,173,572 in payment of the bulk of the ordinary shares in the Union-Castle Line and the goodwill of Messrs. Donald Currie and Co. Fourteen years before that date, however, a cheque, representing the largest amount that-until two years ago-had ever, probably, chang ed hands in London, was drawn upon the Bank of England by the Chinese j Minister in Londond, to the order of j the Japanese Minister, for £11,00S,- j 857 16/9. This was in payment of the last ins...
Very Weak. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
Very Weak. At a village'fete a number of young . men arrived at the schoolroom too late for tiie first- sitting at tea. They were afterwards accommodated at an extra table by thomselves, and the vicar's wife busied herself in giv ing them every possible attention. On looking around she discovered that Jack was apparently without tea, so she at once hurried around to his side to inquire how such an .over sight had occurred. Judge if her surprise when she found Jack's cup and saucer carefully placed upon the form beside its owner. "Jack," said the good lady, in gen uine astonishment, "why ever have you put your tea down there?" "Well, ma'am, I thought it was too weak to stand up, so I let it sit down for a while!"
CIGARETTE SMOKING. It Causes Rise in Pulse-Beats. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
CIGARETTE SMOKING; It Causes Rise in Pulse-Beats. Cigarette smoking often causes a marked rise in pulse-beats, makes the pulse irregular, and causes a change in blood-pressure, the effects being more marked if the smoke is inhaled, is the conclusion of Dr. John Aikman, of Now York, the latest au thority to endeavor to determine the exact effects on the human body of cigarette smoking. Dr. Aikman's experiments are no more productive ot definite conclu sions than those of many other in vestigators of the past. He suggests, however, that the great increase in .circulatory diseases in the past hun dred years may be attributed to 'smoking, although admitting that in .tlie.face of conflicting opinions "we can sie how far we are from definite conclusions as to the true effects of tobacco." "The effect on the pulse of smok ing but one cigarette was marked," writes Dr. Aikman, "sixteen out of twenty-seven subjects showing an in crease of more than eight beats a minute. In some cases the rise...
£1,371 AN HOUR. Rockefeller Makes £12,000,000 a Year. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
£1,371 AN HOUR. Rockefeller Makes £12,000,000 a Year. Some particulars of the huge wealth of Mr. J. D. Rockefeller, the Oil King, are given by a New York correspond ent. Mr. Rockefeller, it is declared, is now worth within a few millions of £180,000,000. It is pointed out that this amount may vary- a few millions each day by slight fluctuations on the stock market. Mr. Rockefeller, we are told, does not speculate. He invests, and when the market ^is quite high he- sells When it has dropped to low levels he buys back what lie sold, and reinvests the profit in more low-priced stocks or bonds. The great bulk of his wealth is invested in oil, railroad, banking and industrial stocks. Lawyers who have undertaken the task of calculating just what Mr. Rockefeller is worth come to one con clusion that is noteworthy-that, since the "dissolution" of the Standard Oil Trust under the judgment of the United States Supreme Court inter preting the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, the wealth of Mr. Rockefell...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
Assurance Co. Cbtmushsd &lt;Tea WORKERS' COMPENSATION Fire. Accident. l«osae» by Bnsh Fires and Lightning .re made good by this Company. AGENTS WANTED. i DALGETY &. Co. LTD., MELBOURNE. General Agents for Victoria. The Phoenix Insures CROPS tn&lt;! STACK8 sgainot damage by FIRB »nd CropB cgalnRt damage by HAIL STONES. "Mister Interlocutor, can you tell *i« the difference between a man whs has been at Niagara Falls and a wan who hasn't?" "No, Mr. Bones, I cannot. Wiat t» the difference?" /'One has seen the mist and tl:e other has missed the scene." A good way to remove iron-mould is to sprinkle the stain with leinoii juiee Rnd then expose it to the sun and air. This process may need to be repeated several times, but it will eventually bring the iron-mould right out WANTED, LADY HOME WORKERS £1 weekly may be earned in spare time. Dainty work, easily mastered at home from our simple instruction. No matter where you live, you can take adrantage o£ our special off...
AUSTRALIA PLAYS THE GAME. Roll Up! Tumble Up! [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
AUST&AfclA- PLAYS THE GAME. SfroXl- Up l Tumble Up! It is to the Royal Park Camp on the Brunswick tram-line that the new re cruits for the. Australian Army abroad are now being sent. This is a con venient and also very healthy situa tion .high above the city, and with plenty o£ ground and accommodation; Volunteers are not exactly coming for ward, in droves. Colonel Humphris D.S.O., is waiting for two hundred a day, but he is only! getting about fifty. Roll up! Tumble Up! War-is not a circus or a race meeting; nevertheless its call is vital, most insistent, ter ribly necessary, and It must be re sponded to by the manhood of the country. When Colonel Humphris gets the few out of the many men lie is wait ing for, he does tile best he can for them, and that best is a very good best. "When they reach Royal Park they are, of course, quite "raw"; they have only passed through a .few mili tary preliminaries. They are all sorts and sizes. They come from the farm, the bush, the mine, ...
CHAPTER XI. Free! [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 16 February 1917
CHAPTER XI. Free! When Belle Redeslegh could be mov ed with safety and comfort, they car ried lier by, easy; stages to Sorrento, and here the glowing Italian sun brought new- life to'lier wasted frame. Days and weeks went swiftly by, her every wish, was gratified almost before it was made known; silent, deft-handed servants "ministered to her needs; Lady Claremont was ever at her side, swift to anticipate her desires. Under such circumstances a confirmed in valid must have recovered and blos somed like a rose; and Belle was a healthy girl, with a wondrous vitality. Lying out on the terraces, watching the sapphire splendor of the glorious bay, with the dim cone of Vesuvius slowly smoking in the distance! listen ing: to tlie cries of the boatmen and the^soft crooning of the women be low the cliffs, Belle expanded and glor ified amazingly. She was not asked to talk unduly; much of her past was taken for granted by these gentle guardians of hers; only occasionally did Lady Claremont put...