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Sporting. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 2 March 1917
Sporting. INTENDING competitors are reminded that nominations for the principal events to be decided at the Porepunkah St. Patrick's Day sports close with the hon. sec (Mr J. C. Chandler) on Tuesday next, 6th March. Among turf doubles the Oakleigh Plate and Newmarket Handicap is one very difficult of attainment, and this year Woorak-who for his Oakleigh Plate success will be called on to carry an extra iolb., making his weight 10.8 - lis set a particularly hard task in the rich race up the Flemington straight. So far Malua, William Tell, and Wakeful are the only horses to win the Oakleigh and Newmarket double in the same season, and all three had nice weights in the V.R.C. event. Wakeful was particularly well placed at Flemington. She had only 7.6, and then won by less than a length from two great horses in Fulminate (9 10) and Advance (9 11) Jf Woorak wins the Newmarket under 10 8 he will establish a weight-carrying record. Soultine (911) and Pendant (9 7) have so far borne the hea...
DISTRICT NEWS. POREPUNKAH. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 2 March 1917
DISTRICT HEWS. ^ P'-ROM OUR GORRESPOSDSSTC POREPUNKAH. Sgij The Progress Association monthly meeting in the halloafp^J night. There was a good aUendacstegrf Mr T. Serpless presided.-The mentioned that -he was trying copy of the Bufialo vehicular tra£:||^;1 table on a larger scale than issued, so that it might be placed ' association's notice board for venience of the public.-The ence caused by there being do courts at Bright was discussed, secretary was instructed to cono^Jf;-!-; with the Council, Bright and Progress Associations, to see combined action could net be lafc / the object of having a clerk cl again appointed, instead of -4 being placed out by the policec^ - vl charge, as at . present.-Some 3k ; j also expressed disapproval of the J? method of closing the station .yl 5 p.m., but the matter being espial ... ,.j further action was deemed aecf#,^. The Association was again urged v~v«;-1 deuts to bring forward the mattk'w-,;/-. bad state of the road from co.raer to Mr Solly's...
Children's Self-Denial. TO HELP THE FIGHTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 2 March 1917
Children's Self-Denial. TO HELP THE FIGHTERS. Ik order to help to provide the soldiers who aro lighting for the Empire with gifts of tobacco, the Overseas Club Southern Cross Tobacco Fund within the laBt few weeks has approached the children attending the Sunday Schools of the Commonwealth. The response haB been phenomenal. Even from the tiny Sunday Schools in the far north o£ Queensland hive come enthusiastic answoro accom panied by tbe donations of the children. From some schools the amounts which have been forwarded have run Into a number of pounds, while from others it has been meroly a few shillings, which the children could Bcnps together by denying themselves Borne little luxury or some little treat. In every instance the children have shown an extrordinary keen desire to send the men at the front some littlo token from the Homeland. Tho desire seemB to have been all the more keen because the children know that in accordance with the u^ual practice of lio Southern Cross Tobac...
About Our Soldiers. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 2 March 1917
About Our Sergeant Ror GitLhas wriu6Datt& interesting account of his trip J!f§i the water to his parents at Blight &«! which ' we have taken the extracts. After describing hia rtj,fl|§ two African towns, he s^ys: aumed oar journey with light, J®I This waB very uncomfortable anijl§l convenient to all who had to tnlW about the boat. We «vre not «lll allowed to strike a match Tfaia vcl ..» necessary precaution on accoool'^S submarines. From the caps w9 Wjpl most extraordinary trip, the sea peacefully calm, not the slightest mxM .neat in the boat. The wuatber neitf4 the tropics was something terribie?J& heat being terrific. Scarcity of cloiwP was the order of the day, and there a-great demand /or the ehiwerb.-Mi day and night. We crossed the °m3m .vith the sun blazing dov.-n unon#§> We had an awning covering the dJIll but it had very little effect on th9 r|||i ; rays. With 12 days sailing we WJ§| dierra Leone. Freetown is the cs-i^S and the scenery along the e...
To DEAF PEOPLE [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 2 March 1917
To DEAF PEOPI/E " FRENCH ORLENE" absolutely cures Deafness and Noises in the Head, NO MATTER UOW SEVERE OR LONGSTANDING THE CASE MAT BE. Hundreds of parsons whose cases were supposed to be incurable have been perma nently cured by this New Remedy. .uThls. Wonderful Preparation goes direct to the actual seat of the trouble, and One Box is an.ple to^effectually cure any ordinary case* Mrs, Rowe, of Portland-cresent, Leeds, «ay3:--" The 'Orlene* has completely cured me after 12 years suffering. Many other equally good reports. Try^ one Box to«day% Ib only coats 4/6, and there is nothing better at any price. Addreaa: "ORLENE*' Co., IOSOUTHVIEW. WATXING ST., DAIITFORD, KENT.
The True Story of the Emden. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 2 March 1917
The True Story of thi imden. 1 Ltfa'J for March, just cuf, h"'? oinating story of the fight betwew "Sydney" and the "Emdeo/' It ^ that after Mulier surrendered »c^! taken aboard tbe " Sydney'' the ' commanders spent a lot of time p'#,' *n e-x^ct diagram of the Sgbt. ' liapram is published by " Life,'' "! i« the account of the now famous*61' m toJd by Captain Glowop himse" B writer. It ia the moat intimate M \UBtraUa's first naval victory y««* O:hor adventures less familiar balc thriUiDR are related by an air-pi^',r in " Wild Adventures in tbe Air," wonderful account of how the Bil"1,' service is conducted, and tha exp*"' through which its membera have These are two of the boat feature '* March Issue o£ '. Life.'1 Other outstanding itenu are, of Dr Fi-cheti'a own review of'h?fi** of the month, a reprint of Lord! ^ o'iffe'B description of the Rert ^ work, and a review of John Msj*--. munificent talo of Qallipoii. ^ departments of 11 Life'' contribute^1 thing ot value to one's store o'...
Bright Free Library. BUSINESS AS USUAL DECIDED ON. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 2 March 1917
Bright Free Library.' BUSINESS AS USUAL DECIDED ON A PUBLIC meeting, convened by Mr jj, K. Abem, to consider ways sad raeanjc( ' tiding the above institution over fa' ' financial difficulties, was held at ft, D' Shire Hall on Monday evening. Tfc. V : attendance was both large and enthuiiij ' tic, the following ladies and gentlentj being present-Mia Gill, Misses A. Loci Risk, Sharp, Tilley, Gill, Walker, Moott Rev. G. Brammall, Messrs. R. X. Troon' . L. S. Renouf, C. Sudekum, P. W. Sumnu - T. Hunter, J. S. H. Walker, M. Stewart) A. J. Showers, W. Lane, H. R. Manning, G. Oakley, G. H _A.brahgnil E. K. Abern, J. A. Dando, E. J. Delaaj, ' - Butler, - Simpson, T. R. Kett, snj G. Hepburn. > Mr Ahem briefly explained his actio; iu calling the meetiDg, and asked lis > , a chairman be appointed. Mr Dando was selected I or the positfe on the motion of Messrs. Stewart an] Hunter. ? ... Chairman read apologies from Cr G.g, Abraham (president of the Shire) it) Mr J. Brogan, who were unable...
Double Price. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 9 March 1917
Double Price. An old barber, living in a North | Country market town, recently made a clever reply to a farmer who went to his shop to get shaved. It was market day, and several peo- j pie were awaiting their turn, when ; the agriculturist, who was wealthy but inclined to be mean, entered and addressed the barber as follows:-? "I say, Billy, farming pays very badly nooadays; thou ought to shave us for half-price." "Nay, nay," said Billy, who knew his business well. "I ought to Uev double price now, for farmers' faces are twice as long as they used to be." To prevent eggs from bursting while boiling prick one end with a needle before placing in the water. Before placing a sponge cake in the oven to bake, try sprinkling a little fine white sugar over the top. This forms the rich, brown-looking crust that makes bought sponge cakes look so tempting.
HELP TO WIN THE WAR. Patriotic Lending Explained. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 9 March 1917
HELP TO WIN THE WAR. Patriotic Lending Explained. Under the new arrangements made by the Federal Treasurer every man, woman and child in the Common wealth can help to win the war for Britain and the Allies. Except in cases of great poverty there is prob ably no one over the age of 14 years who cannot afford to take up at least a Commonwealth war loan certificate for 17/4 which in three years will be worth £1. Similar certificates have beeii bought largely in Great Britain, where the price is 15/6 and the loan period is five years. Under the Common wealth scheme the sum is loaned for only three years, and therefore the smaller amount of interest is pay able. But it is not from motives of self interest that Australians are invest ing in the War Loan. That it pays to do so is merely incidental. What is desired is yiat this year Germany shall be brought to an admission of defeat, and that thereafter the world shall be at peace. And the subscrib ers know that every 17/4 invested in the l...
Les. Darcy, Boxer. MUST NOT FIGHT IN NEW YORK. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 9 March 1917
Les. Darcy, Boxer. [MUST NOT FIGHT IN NEW YORK. THE United Press Association announced on Friday that th^Jjovernor of tbe State uf Now York (Mr"Oharles S. Whitmm) had directed tha Athletic Commission (which controls boxing in New York) to prohibit Lai Diroy, tha Australian boxer, from entering the ring on Monday against " Jack''Dillon. The embargo applies to any other contest .vichin the State. Mr Whitman bases hia action on the ground that Dircy is " nothing but a slacker" I understand,'' he saya, " thai Darcy ran away from Australia becaus« he was afraid to fight for the cause in ivhioh his fellow countrymen are sacrificing their lives. Be preferred to give a brutal exhibition at some personal risk for a purse of £6,000. Mr Grant Brown, the promoter of the Darcy-Dillon tisht, and Darcy'a manager, says that he belioves that 51c Whitman Ina been misinformed about Dircv's do parturo from Australia. And ho intends to give him (In correct informition, in the hope of inducing him to cha...
Cards From France. "THE CONFORTING WEED." [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 9 March 1917
Cards From Franco. "THE CONTORTING WEED." TOAACCO seems a very small thing to send a man on the battlefield. To a non smoker it must seem also ludicrous that a man who every minute risks his life should appreciate a mere cisjarette or a pipe full of tobacco. How much such things are appreciated by the fighters, however, is shown by the letters which daily are received by the Southern Cross Tobacco Fund. This fund, which was organised by the Overseas Club, sends to the men in the fighting line 50 Aus tralian cigarettes, 2 ozs. of Australian tobacco and some matches for 1 /. Each parcel which is so sent out contains a postcard bearing the n>me and address of the giver of the 1 /, and on these post cards come back all manner of appre ciative messages. Often the cards have been scribbled in the firing line where the packages have been distributed through the agency of the Australian Comforts' Funds Commissioners. They come bearing the signs of the trenches. Splashes of Flanders mud, ...
Captain Mac. A FAMOUS AUSTRALIAN SALVATIONIST. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 9 March 1917
Captain Mac. A FAMOUS AUSTRALIAN SAL VATIONIST. Parold BIGDIE, in the Inct isauo of the "War Cry," gives the following graphic description of the doing" of Captain M'Kcnzie (better known to thfl Australian coldiers as Captain Mao). Ho says . ?'Captain M'Kenzie waa born in Scot and, full in every vein of fighting 'I wanted to enlist, iu the Seaforth High landers,' he told roe ; 'my Highland blood aang for it; but it wasn't to be. I wnB taken aa a child to Australia, and there I aoon began to push fortunes.1 all the piety of his Scottish ancestiy was. forgot ten. He thought only of one thing-tbe main chance. But ono day he camo up against The Salvation Army. It seemed to him, all of a audden, that thore waa a i chance for a fight, and the grandest fight in the world. FirBt oE all (for he was a wild, strong man) with his own soul. This Captain Mac is a big, solid per- | HOD, with a brown Australian skin, black liair, black oyoB, a black moustache, and a voice that would fill the Crysta...
Straight at it. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 9 March 1917
i == I Straight at it There is no use of our "beating around the bush." We might as well out with it first as last. We want you to try Chamberlain's Cough Remedy the-next time you have a cough or cold. There is no reason so far as we can see why you should not do so. This preparation by its remarkable cures has gained a world-wide reputation, and people every where speak of it in the highest terms of praise. For sale by Walker Bros., Bright; J. H. Jones, Harrietville; C. Lardi, Wandiligong ; C. G. Goodman, Porepunkah ; J. Ritchie, Buckland.
Federated Mining Employes Association. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 9 March 1917
Federated Mining Employes Association. THE fifili annual meeting of the Vic torian Stale Executive of the Federated Mining Employes Association was hold at the Trades' Hal1, Melbourne, on TueB day of last week. Mr W. E Ijinch (president) occupied the chair. Fifteen branches were represented, including that of Harrietvillo, its aepresentative being Mr F. Bilker. The annual report of the oflici-rs for the year ended December, 1916, stated that mining throughout lh« Stu'e was htill qu:et. A revival might Ve looked for in the Bendigo and Gipps land districts, especially in the former, should the scheme of amalgamation prove successful, The scheme recommended itself, but a watchful eyo BIIOIIM be kept to see that tho labor convenant3 wore observed. Tho membership had decreased by 500 during the torm. The number of members returned by branches waa 2131, contributing 2104, and 24 non contriiiut IDS*. Accidents to members were : Fatal, 4; serious, 73; not terious, 57G ; tola1, 653. A sum of...
WHEN THE COLD WEATHER COMES. Don't Wrap" Up Too Much. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 9 March 1917
WHEN THE COuD WEATHER COMES. Don't Wrap" Up Too Much. As soon as the air has a real touch' of frost in it we begin to shiver and fetch out our thick winter "undies," our furs and our overcoats. We pile more blankets on to the beds, close the windows another rew Inches, light the fires, and then wonder why we Htill feel cold. We feel cold in the winter chiefly because we do not get enough fresh air and exercise. A brisk walk in the open will Im-' prove the circulation, the digestion and the appetite, and will keep the body warmer than the biggest fire ever lighted. The clothes should not be so thick that the air cannot get at the skin, which should be kept well bathed. In order to keep the feet dry good thick soles should be worn. Of course we must wear a little warmer clothing, but there is no need for us to wrap ourselves up as though we were preparing for a Polar explor ation. Good nourishing food and ex ercise in the open air are far more helpful in warding off coughs, colds and ...
St. John's Wort Danger. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 9 March 1917
St. John's Wort Danger. AT the last meeiing of the Oxley Shire Council, a circular was read from the Bright council regarding the coming con ference on St John's Wort.-Cr. A H Smith said he was pleased to see that the people of the State were waking up to the seiiousness of the St. John's Wort, but regretted that Government was not awake to its responsibilities in this mat ter, If it were a question of electrifying some small suburban line in the city the Government would do its utmost to carry it out The recent conference held at Bright had been the means of bringing the danger of St. John's Wort under the noticB of the people of the State. Their president had attended the Bright con ference and he should be appointed to attend the conference in Wangaratta and be given a free hand to do what he thought Vest in the direction of having the weed thoroughly eradicated He moved to that effect.-Cr. .Milne, in seconding the motion, said he fully cn dorsed =>11 Cr Smith had said. St. Jo...
Myrtleford Cattle Sale. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 9 March 1917
Myrtleford Cattle Sale. MESSRS. Evudb and Langlanda report hold ing a special sale at Myrtleford on Monday, 2G'li nit. Thero was forward about 378 cattle, comprising tome good BortB of steors and heifers, in good conditioo. The attendance of buyers was one of the largest seen at Myrtleford for aomo lime All the cattle ynr.led were in splendid 'condition,'and were engerly compote) fur at record prices- Wo Bold the wholo of the yarding by auction; with the exception of two pens ; no aged bollocks tvero for ward Account M. Culhano, cowa with calvtB ac foot, Lll 2/, £15 18/ to £13; a/c Mrs Carthew, hiifera, forward in calf, £14 ; 11 /e S. Feigttson springers, £1-115/ ; ti/c same vendor, pen Bptingers, nveragine £13; a/e Home and Whittaker, cows, £12 12/6; aja F. J. Dundas, bullocks, L12 17/6 ; a/e F. W. Greie:, cows, L14 ; a/u a nno vendor, steers, L12 1/ ; a/c Alex Moore, BteerB, 2i years, £10 3/ ; a/o J' Harrington, heifers, £11 10/; a/o jr.. Smith, heifers, L10 19/; a/c D. Patton, st...
Innoshent. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 9 March 1917
Iririoshent. ' Sergeant Snubbins auc'i Constable Chubbins were oil the warpath. It had been reported at headquarters that the P.C. on duty at Smallville had been supplied witl)drink at. the Seven1 BluehounJs while. on duty, and they had been sent forth' to investi gate the matter. "Now, you wait outside," command ed the ' sergeant, "while I go in tin' make inquiries. I shan't be a tick." But he was several ticks. A't last he appeared, a dazed expression on his face. "Well?" queried Chubbins: "No foundation whatever for the charge'," replied the sergeant; "Don't believe the landlord of that inn could be guilty of such a crime." . "H'm!" grunted Chubbins, "that sounds'all right ; but if you take'my tip, sergeant,' you'll just put this pep permint lozenge'in yer mouth before you toll it to the chief."