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Abnormal Weather. 314 INCHES OF RAIN IN 3 DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
Abnormal Weather. 314 INCHES OF RAIN IN 3 DAYS. FOLLOWING a fairly long spell of* dry, warm weather, a change took place* early on Friday last, and although the tall was brief, 20 points were registered. This waa supplemented by an additional 28 points on Sunday, when a fine soaking rain fell. Ten points were recorded on Monday, and heavy rain fell again on Tuesday, 20 points being the result The rain on the day was particularly hflavy at times, "and on Wednesday morning the gauge showed that 194 points-nearly two inches-bad been re corded. The showers were less fre quent on Wednesday, though no signs were apparent that the end of the visitation was near. On Thursday morn ing a total of 50 points had been regis tered, making a grand total since Friday last of 3 72 iucheB, and/or the ni'nth 3 91 inches. This is the highest fall for the month of February tince 1911. For the whole of the month in that year 9 54 inches fell in 11 days. The value of the present rain is almost incalculabl...
Home Reefs Gold Mines Coy. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
Home Reefs Gold Mines Coy. AN extraordinary meeting of share holders in the above company has been convened for to-morrow (Saturday) after noon at the registered office of the com pany, at Bright, and the business set down for discussion is of an important character from more thau one standpoint. It will be remembered that tho original capital of the co_mpany was ,£2000, and it was confidently anticipated by the pro moters at tho time that tho amount named would be sufficient for all pur poses of development, although many held the opinion that it was inadequate for the work outlined. This has been found to be eo, and the directors, in their half-yearly report, attribute this mainly to the abnormal weather conditions that prevailed at the time work was o m meaced; to the fl)w of water in the mine, aud the increase of wages to miners which came into operation early in November. Unde& those conditions it was decided by tho directors to depart from the original policy, and inst...
The Alpine Obserber. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD, 1917 [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
(Jlhc JUpiite ©bacrber. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23kd, 11)17 THE methods outlined by Professor Ewart ill the "Argus" of Wednesday for the eradication of St. John's Wort cannot be taken seriously by those who have had an experience of the pest. The professor contends that "ou cultivated land deep ploughing, coupled with fallowing and roots crop, will soon suppress the evil." That of course is merely a statement, au:l can be taken for what it is worth. On the other band we have the opinion of those who' have tried this means, and without exception the result has been a dismal failure. There is a striking case in the district, where this can be proved. The owners of a farm ploughed and harrowed their ground skilfully; uot one year but several. This they followed up by planting crops likely to check the weed, and when they came off, the land was immediately fallowed. Last year some of the land so treated was allowed to remain idle, tile result is that a splendid crop of the wort is now visible ...
Bright Shire Volunteers. Men who are Serving their Country. OUR ROLL OF HONOR. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
Bright Shire Volunteers. Men who are Serving their Country. OUR ROLL OF HONOR. WE give below the list of those residents who are either fighting or on their way to fight for the Empire and freedom, to gether with those who are natives of the district but at the time of their enlistment were residing in other parts of the State Also a list of those heroes who have fallen in their country's cause : Died from Illness Ray ffll'iiCiill (Wandiligong) G. I). KciltOll (Harriotville) A. T. ItriiiKS (Tawongt.) Killed in Action. F. B. Metcalfe (Bright) 11. Houeyctaurcll (Wandiligong) G- Ill'Neil (Lower BnckUnd) A- Murray (Freeburgh) W. A. V. IliggS (Bright) C. Pool (Pre-burgh) A S. Attridge (Wandiligorg) C. CartllfiW (Happy Vai'ey) T. Pattoll (Buffalo River) T. Wilioilgllby (Myrtleford) N. Uotbery (Mynleford) J- R. Slialbcrg (Bright) Alex Do«l (Harrietville) JoeGribble (WandiligoDg) A Johnston (Bright) H. George (Bright) X. C. GreilllCSS (Harriotville) A. E. Jessup (Porepunkah) K. PopIC (Brigh...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
THE LEADING MINING JOURNAL OF THE NORTH-EAST KEXOXA, Ijio Rapid lliv.lor, is a diru cncmv to E(".'&lt; :n:v as well ft- to .ill other -_:-'slun disoa'si's. I'oxtims. will m.ilto viiur &lt; skin healthy, dustrny v.lie fs-rms of the disease for over, and c.uisu tho b;:ik!ing ? uo of a now skin tissuo, A hot bath "with Roxona Soap, gently anointing ;iiwith Rexona Ointment-a pleasant '.Iroatinent. Result: Slcop quiotly, ttctikin soothed and hailed, while soon 'all trace of the disease leaves you. You aro hoalthy. Eczema yields to tho ; . powerful hoaling influonco of Roxona, .:;tho Rapid Hoaicr. Price, 1/6 and 3/-. " I hive been troubled very much with ? Eczema on the leg, an;} have used many -"preparations, but derived no benefit -. therefrom," writes Kr. D. Cameron, 29 /Ann Street, Roslyn, Dunedin, N.Z. " Hearing of your Rexona Ointment and Its healing virtues, I gave it a trial, and . am pleased to say that, after using a ''^number of so-called c:res, I at last found ...
Sale of Crown Lands. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
Sale of Crown Lands. A SALE of Crown lands in feB simple was held'at the Courthouse, Bright, on Monday afternoon last. The Bale was conducted by Mr E. Giblett, district land officer, the auctioneers being Messrs Flanagan, New man & Co., of Wangaratta. The follow ing lota weru submitted : hrzqiit. At the Bite of improvements cf M. A. Lawrence. Upset price, £3 per lot; charge for survoy, L2 5/. Lot I : Area la., allot ment 9, section 5 Valuation £90 -M. A. Liwrence, upset price. Lot .2 : Area la-, allotment 10, section 6: Upset price, £3 Valuation £120. - Mary Morris, upset prico; At the site of improvements of G R Abraham Upset price, £2 12/6; charge for survey, £2 5/. Lot 3 : Area 3r. 20p , allotments 5 and oa, section 3, Valuation £25.-Minnie Gallogiily, upset price MYIlTLEFOltD Upset price, £15 ; charge for survey, £2 6/ Lot 4 : Area lr. 31 p., allotment 10, section F. Valuation J.70-Ii. Wood, upset price. Upset price, £8 ; charge for surv.y, £2 5/. Lot 5 : Area lr. 26p, a...
Phases of the Moon, 1917. MARCH. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
Phases of the Moon, 1917. MARCH. First quarter-lat Full moon-9th Liat quarter-IClli New moon-23rd FirBt quarter-30th APRIL. Full moon-7'h Last qiirrler-15th New inoon-22nd Firel quarter-29th MAY. Full moon-7th Last quarter-14th New jnoon-21at First quarter-29&lt;h JUNE. Full moon-5th Last quarter-12th New moon-19th First quarter-28th JULY. Full moon-5th Last quarter-11th New moon-19ih First quarter-27th AUGUST. Full moon-3rd Last quarter-10th New moon-18th First quarter-26th SEPTEMBER.. Full moon-1st Lust quarter-8th New moon-lGlh First quarter-24th OCTOBER. Full moon-lit L at quarter-8'h New innon-IS'h Firm quarter-24th Full moon-30ih NOVEMBER. Last quarter-7th New moon-15th First quarter-22nd Full moon-29th DECEMBER. Last quarter-7th New moon-14th Firat quarter-21at J Full moon-28t|i
About Our Soldiers. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
About Our Soldiers. ?W HILE the battltf of Somme pictures were being shown in a Scottish cinema house recently an Englishman in the audience yelled nut, 'Where are your S'otrhmen now?'. 'Keeping the Ger mans back to allow you Englishmen to oe photographed,' retorted a Highland soldier. Writing from Lark Hill to his brother at VV^ndiiigone. Bandsman W. C Smith, under date 29/12/16, says:-"When we got up this morning the ground was wh te with snow: It snowed until about eight '/clock. We had to march about three milcB to the rifle range. We were shotting all day in the snow, with just a waterproof sheet to lie upon. It was very cold, and with about 300 men walking about, it was also sloppy. There were not too many 'possibles.' I got them all at 200 and 300 yards, but on the whole did not ehoot too well The band is compelled to shoot the musketry course, otherwise we do not drill. There is no word about us going yet There is quite a crowd of "Diligong boys about here. I expect it will ...
Labor Politics. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
Labor Politics. A MEETING of Indi Campaign Committee P.L.C. was held at Wangaratta on Satur day. Mr P. J. Moloney, M.P., was also present. It was decided to invite nomin ations from candidates for selection to contest the Indi seat in tbe Labor interest at the next election. A plan of campaign was drawn up and wil ba sub mitted for the approval of various Stat9 electorate councils. The Federal politi cal situation was discussed and the following resolutions were carried unani mously That as the Prime Minister, Mr Hughes, does not possess the confi dence of a majority of the people of Australia, this committeo considers he is not a suitable person to represent Aus tralia at the Imperial Conference; that this committee considers it advisable, in the interests of Australia, that an ac credited representative of the Australian Labor Party should be present in England during the Imperial Conference; that this committee ol-j«cts strongly to Aus tralia being considered bound in any way by ...
Foreigners Not Counted. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
Foreigners Not Counted. Mr. Roosevelt, in delivering a cam paign speech recently, told a story showing that the average American has at all times a pretty good con ceit of himself, a trait that is also ?very apparent among the rising gen eration of young Americans. A schoolboy was asked: "Who was the first man?" "George Washington," he replied. "Nonsense," said the teacher. "What makes you say that?" "Because," replied the boy, repeat ing a well-known quotation, "he was 'First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.'" "That may be," commented the teacher, "but nevertheless Adam was the first man." "Oh," retorted the boy with fine contempt, "if you're talking about foreigners. . . . ."
Church Services. Sunday, 25th February, 1917. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
Church Services. Sunday, 25th Febnury, l"1,' METHODIST - WAN D i LIG^I REV. 1,. E. Egan-Lee; h "'V E. Egan-Lee. Bright 11 jOs.B"/ L. -Egan-Lee ; 7 p.;:I. Mr . Freeburgh 7, Mr Sloau. F°"C 3, Rev. L. E. Egan-Lee. LOW* land, March Dth, 730, RER- V Egan-Lee. ? CHURCH OF ENGLAND.-Brigb'L'V G. Branimall; 7, Mr G' .'"? Wandiligong 3, Mr G. Tavart burgh 3, Harrietvilic 7.30, K!': Braminal!. , PRESBYTERIAN-Upper BUCK!*;';.. - .Lower Buckland 2, Brooki^j.,';. Bright 7, Mr A. McKenzie SAHVATIOSJ ARMY, BRR-JM1.-. JJ-; gade Hall, young PEOPLED 10 a.m. M-etimjs 11 a IN..P'". 8 p.m. Week-ni lit nueM?-',; "? Wednesday. Captiiin WIN!?'1"''' ? Very Rev. DEAN M "Cartby. 'INURNE, ? HU MEN appointed Sandh.T (jendigo), in sued1 HIE >3TU UITU>-II Kevilla.
Another Bullet! [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
Another Bullet! Two Highland soldiers had been left behind after an attack. They lay flat for hours in order to escape the hail of lead. At length dusk came. "Let's get a move on now, Mac," suggested one of them. "Perhaps wo can get back to the trenches." "I can't," replied the other. "I'm shot in ma leg." "Never mind, climb on my back, and I'll carry ye,"- replied the other. Tllere was a pause while the other was contemplating. "Nae fear," he at last replied. "The Victoria Cross for you and anither bullet for me!" A high-born lady one day stepped from her carriage into a shop to in quire for some article which she had purchased the day before, and which had not been sent home. The order j could not be traced. The owner of the shop inquired with great concern, "May I ask who took your ladyship's order? Was it a young gentleman with fair hair.?" The lady, resenting this use of the word "gentleman," replied. "No, it was an elderly nobleman :with a bald head." Mr. Henpeck (soliloquisin...
MR. CHARLES WESTON. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
MR. CH1SL.ES WSjTOS|| Ma. CHARLES WESTON who, wife, h is conducted a fruiterer's *. ? Bright for some trrne pas-1*-, died oo^ afternoon at hi9 residence. had been suffering from fl y trouble for quite a long time, b:t'. recently wa9 enabled to gsl Jv Latterly, however, the disease gti* became worse, and his death was J? reloase. Mr We3ton wa? a n*"* Upper Backland, and was 43 >63** He was of a retiring dispcsitioo,r j jyed the confidence of a !«rge ntf'v friends. He leaves a wid.)w and family of four, for whom much §ysr.': has been expressed. T-.s bji'v place on Tuesday at ic!\ cemetery in the presence of a f'P *'. tive gathering of townspeople ac: denta of Buckland. The T\*?> G«» mall read the burial service. a°® * Sudekum carried out the funeralar> meats.
Her Reason. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
Her. Reason. In his amusing book "The Happy Irish," Mr. Harold Begbie tells the 1 following story which was related to him by a doctor in a small town in Ireland. "I was rung up pretty late one night," said the doctor, "by a peas ant from an outlying village fifteen miles away. It was in the days be fore I had a car. The wind was blow ing horribly, the rain was sweeping against the house, and it was deadly cold. "The peasant asked me, rather shamefacedly, if I could come and see his mother. I invited him to come in. " 'Patrick,' I said to him, 'your mother is a very old woman.' " 'I know that, doctor,' he admitted. " 'She's over eighty, Patrick.' " 'She's all that, doctor.' " 'And nothing that I could do to night would be of the smallest use to her.' ' . " " 'Sure, "doctor,' said he, 'I know very well it's the truth you are tell ing me, but me poor oUld mother, do you see,' would have -me come and fetch you because she 'does not want to die a natural death.'"''
St. John's Wort. METHODS OF ERADICATION. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
St. John's Wort. METHODS OF ERADICATION. ThbrE are apparently many people who believe tbat when St. John's Wort has got a good hold of the soil it caunot be eradicated. The pernicious weed is spreading apace in Victoria, so that if it did really possess that quality of invul nerability that so many people attribute ' to it the outlook would be black indeed. It is a comfort, therefore, to be able to say, on the authority of Professor Ewart, in the " Argus " of Wednesday, that if one goes to work intelligently it is quite passible either to eradicate St. John's Wort altogether, or, fiiling that, to keep it under control. It is common enough in Eugland, as he points out, but never has it been classed as au agricultural weed there. That it does not spread 19 due to the fact that with cleanly and moderately intense culture it stands no chance. Of course, against this it might be argued that in the mare genial clim ite of Victoria it grows more luxuriantly, mating roots 4ft. long, whereas...
Nasal Calamity. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
Nasal Calamity. Between Edinburgh and Carlisle a brawny, middle-aged Scotsman enter ed the train. Being in Highland gsirb he attracted the attention o£ the other occupants of the compartment, and more so when he took a snuff freely from a large box and offered it to oth ers to "help their ain sels." At Newcastle the travellers were joined by an Englishman whom Nature had gifted with an extremely large nose. He seated himself opposite the Scot, who beamed with pleasure, and at once offered his snuff-box. This was declined, when the tstonislied'. Scot said: ; "Dinna ye snuff?" "No," answered the Saxon. . "Man," replied the Scot, "it's a calamity, for ye hae wonderfu' accom modation for't." A well-known county court judge tells a story about the cross-examina tion of a bad-tempered woman in his court. She was an Amazonian per son. Her husband, obviously the weaker vessel, sat sheepishly listen ing. The opposing counsel pressed a cer tain question rather urgently, and she said, angrily:...
Mining Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
Mining Nates. FOLLOW I KG dredging returns ha»&lt;- h.-m reported for the week en^ed Friday last: on Junction ... li.'/i Maori Queen 43'4 The return from the Junction' dredge loat week was a surprise packet, Hi oz being obtained, as against 15 oz. the previous week. The Maori Queen also showed an im proved yield, when 43J oz were obtained. With 40J oz. for the week before, makes a fortnightly return of 84 &lt; z , valued, ap proximately, at .£"336. Messrs Gribble Bros, and parly cleaned up from a crushing ot between 50 and GO tons at Stephen's battery from Butler's old reef. Wandiligong, last week-end. The return was 14oz. 15-.lwt. As the mineral in the stone is of good value, the yield will be farther increased when this is finally treated. Meesrs Martens and party have struck a very rich lode at Dargo High Plains The reef is small, but from a crushing of three tons last week they obtained 23oz. of gold. There is every indication that a mining revival will shortly t...
DISTRICT NEWS. TAWONGA. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS] TAWONGA. TaB rain of the early part of the week has had a very beneficial effect all round lu this locality, and although rather too early to predict, it certainly has paved the way f Jr another good autumn. Con sidering the recent spell of dry weather, grass is still plentiful, and consequently milking contiuues. Writing in this strain reminds me what a boon the local butter factory has been. I understand that last month the owners paid out something over ,^1000 for cream. There are not many quartz mines, unfortun ately, in the district that can eclipse that at the present juncture. Steady progress is being made with the erection of the plant to treat the stone at Sharp's old claim, and the miners who are testing the country in the Pretty Valley in connection with the hydro electric scheme are also getting along as well as can be expected under the conditions. It is quite a long while since so many men were engaged here apart from farming an...
Bright Easter Carnival. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 23 February 1917
Bright Easter Carnival. THE adjmrned goneral meeting of members of above3 was held at the Star Hotel on Wednesday evening, when there were present-Messrs F. Traulsen, A. W. Quin, J. A. Dando, D. J. Walker, H. Crowther, W. C. Snell, W. H. Golds worthy, A. F. A. Masoiorini, G. R. Abraham, J. Lewie, W. R. Cardwell, G. J. Oikley, L. S. Renouf, E. K. Ahem, L,. H'int, J. S. H. Walker, Dr. S. G. Skewes, and E. J. Delany, secretary. O.i the motion of Mr Snell, seconded by Mr Quin, Mr Abraham was voted to the chair, Chairman stated that all present were aware of what had happened since last meeting. The sudden demise of their late president was a blow every ona felt, and he desired to move that out of rospect for his memory, the meeting odjouru for a few minutes. Dr. Skewes seconded the motion, which was carried. On resuming, chairman said the first business was the election of a president, and be waa prepared to take nominations. Mr OardwelF moved that Mr Abraham be eleoted to the position....