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THE WANDERER. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 10 May 1912
The Wanderer. By Jessie Bertram, Grade IV If you find any caterpillars' on your ^cotton, trees do not kill them, hut put them in a box and keep them. One day found seven caterpillars on a cotton tree, and I put them in a box and took them to school, but the teachers did not know the name of them. One day the teacher was look ing at a new nature book and she found that the name of them was in it. They are called the Wanderers. They are black with yellow stripes round their body. . If you get any of these cater pillars, and keep them, you will see the pretty cases they make. The cases that they make are different to any other cases. It is a pale green case, with several . golden spots on it. Then in a few days they turn into butterflies.
Good Preparation. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 10 May 1912
Good Preparation. Theatre Lessee: We must put a great deal of realism into this wood land scene. Can you get some one to growl to resemble a bear?' Stage Manager: I think so. There are six or seven chorus men who have not received ' their wages for three weeks. I'll call them! Some women are so vain of their personal appearance that they are afraid to have a sunny disposition for fes^r of geting freckles.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 10 May 1912
THEO. B. LITTLE & CO Auctioneers and Valuators, Stock and Station Agents, SALE, TRARiLGON, and at 457 BorjBKE ST., MELBOURNE. Maffra Heyfield Morwel Stratford Longford Tinnar Briagolong Mirboo N. Boolara Loans Negotiated. Agents for — - Australian Mutual Provident Co Liverpool, London and Globe Insurance Company P. and O. Shipping Co. M'llwraith, M'Eacharn and Co. Curator of Intestate Estates Goldsbrough, Mort and Co. National Trustees and Executors Co. - Quibell's Sheep Dip. Mr. TOM POOLE, Agent at Stratford. STRATFORD. MONDAY, MAY 13. rpHEO. B, LITTLE & CO. 'Will sell at Poole's Yards, on above date at 2 o'clock — „ 20 head Fat Cottle , ? .« - .'50 Prime Fat Sheep ,' 50 Fat E wea and Wethers 22 Shorthorn Steers and Heifers 200 Mixed ftheep 200 Woolly Woaners 550 Good Crossbred Ewes,- 4, 6 and 8 tooth, in lamb to Lincolns 500 Comeback Ewes, 8-tooth, in lamb to Lincolns 200 CroBBbred Weaners ' Further Entries Invited. PRELIMINARY NOTICE. CLEARING SALE OF LIVE STOCK. ...
CIRCE'S PALACE —Chapter II. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 10 May 1912
Circe's Palace — Chapter II. By Hylda Gray, Grade VI. Soon after escaping from this peril, some great giants bad eaten u p many of his companions, and had sank every one of his ships, except that in which be himself sailed, by flinging great pieces of rock at them, from the cliffs along the coast. After going through such dangers as- these, yon cannot wonder that King Ulysses s^ftTroj^r v wasyaqito iflpor his tempest beaten bark into a quiet inlet of the green island. He had encountered so many dangers from giants, and monsters of the sea, that he could not help dreading some . mischief, even in this pleasant and lonely spot. For some days, therefore, the poor weather-worn voyagers kept on board their vessel, or merely crept along under .the cliffs ; and to keep them -selyi&ali ye,- they -d ng oysters,- jausfie I?,; perriwinkles, and the like, out of the sand, and sought for any little spring of fresh water that might be running towards the sea. (To be Continued.)
Once Bit. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 10 May 1912
Once Bit. ' Smith owed Jones some money, and when they met in the street one day ^ femith said cordially: 'Ah! How are you, Jones? Glad to meet you, I'm sure! Have a pinch of snuff.' 'Thank you, but not before you're settled that little account of miriei'1 replied Jones.' 'You escaped me the other day while I was sneezing!' Lover (distractedly): Answer m«f( Fanny, for I can bear this suspense ho - longer! Father (from outside): For good* ness' sake answer him, Fanny, for 1 can bear his expense no longer! If you bring a smile to the trembl ing lips of another you will soon dis cover that a smile is alighting on your own lips, like a butterfly on « \ Horn*. ?
Eve's Invalid. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 10 May 1912
Eve's Invalid. By. A. G. Greenwood. Mr. Boyfield, of the firm of Boy field, Nephew, Miller Ward and Co., solicitors, glanced across the first class carriage at Eve Jardine. Eve was staring out of the window as the train rushed 011. Mr. Boy fluid frowned at the sodden handkerchief clasped in her trembling fingers. He looked completely at a loss as he watched her eyes fill, brim over, and her tears splash unheeded on her black dress. He turned back to his paper, rub bing his shaven chin and stifling a sjgh. Then suddenly he opened his eyes wide, crackled the newspaper to attract her attention, leaned forward, holding it out to her, and sai.-l brisk ly: 'An accident, Miss Jardin?; your part of the country, I fancy.' Eve looked at' him apologetically, trying to smile'. She took the pap-ir obediently, dabbed her eyes, and stared at the place which Mr. Bov field's attenuated forefinger indicated. 'Unaccountable accident' (she read). 'This, morning a motor car was completely wrecked on ; t...
EYRES VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 17 May 1912
Etreb Visit to Western Australia. By Jack Reeves, Grade VI Mr Eyre started from Adelaide to try and find out if a road could be made from Adelaide to Perth, Three times they could find no water so the Governor of Adelaide told him not to try again bnt Eyre thought -that if he took less men it would be easier to go over. So be took with him a white man and four blacks. They ran out of water again and Eyre and a black fellow went out to look for some. They found three water holes that had been dug by the blacks. (To be continued)
CAPILLARITY. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 17 May 1912
CaI'ILLARITV. By 'Victor Ducret, Grade VIII, An experiment sometimes used to show capillarity is this one, — Put the end of a piece of writing paper into a drop of water and after leaving it there for some time take it out, look at it, and you will find that only the end that has been in the water is wet, Do the 'same to a piece of blotting paper. This time you will find that the whole of it is wet. If you put the end of a piece of blotting paper into ink you will notice that the same thing will happen. A methed that will show the capillary attraction of the soil is this one : — Fill a pot with dry soil, being careful that there is a hole in the bottom of the pot, place ifc in a plate of water and watch it-. After a time you will see tbe water rising to the surface until all the soil is thoroughly soaked. Tbe process by which the water rises to tbe surface ia known as the the capillary attraction of the soil.
CROOKED RIVER NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 17 May 1912
Crooked Eivek News. 33y Edward Guy, Grade V. Our district is very mountainous. We live on the Crooked river. A few days ago Mr M'Lachlan, Mr Catani, and Mr Edgar and party came from Melbourne to Dargo in a motor car. Thev rode from Waterford to Talbotville They came to our school, and we gave them three hearty cheers a3 they came lip. When the party reached Talbot ville dinner was prepared for them. After dinner, speeches were made in the Talbotville school. After that the journey to Dargo was commenced, the party going back by Grant. We were all very glad to see them. There are eighteen- children going to our school. There are nine boys and nine girls. We write letters to each other in the school.- Winter is coming now, and there are frosts now in the mornings.
Children's Corner. STRATFORD-ON-AVON, ENGLAND. First Prize Essay at Shakespere Competition, Section I. Under 12 years. Written by Master E. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 17 May 1912
Children's Corner. ? ? ? STR ATFOK D- OX- AVO.V, EnGLAXD. First Prize Essay at Shakespere Com petition, Section I. Under 12 years. Written by Master E. Daley, Stratford, Victoria. Near the centre of England, in one of those midland shires that gave England its fame, is a town called Stratford, situated on the; beautiful river Avon. This town is famous as having been tbe birthplace of the world's greatest poet, William Shaks pere. This little town is sitaated in the centre of Warwickshire, which is famed for its legends, its castles of Warwick and Kenil worth, and the battles which have been fought in its neighbourhood. Around it are big forests, and the Welcome Hil's show the town nestling in the broad valley. Winding about it is tbe River Avon, which flows by the elm-ringed church of Stratford, in which it is said the great poet Shakespere is bnried. The house where Sbakspere was born is not known for certain, but is supposed to have been in Hendley street. As a boy he was educated...
Ministers' Promises. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 17 May 1912
Ministers' Promises. Mr Edgar, Minister of Public Work?, ?has just had a novel experience for a city man. To paraphrase Kipling, '? What do they know of Victoria who only Melbourne know?' And what do nine-tenths of the city people know of the way-back regions of the country ? Yen- little indeed. Beyond a dim idea ot. iorests and mountains and plains, seen from the windows of a train, the ordinary traveller carried about in a comfortable arm-chair on wheels — for tnat is what a train amounts to — can acquire no intimate personal acquain tance .with the settlers who work out their existance in remote farmsteads to be reached only by rough and tumble journeying on more or less atrocious roads. Yet it is only by a journey of that sort — or by many journeys that one gets a true and correct notion of the real life troubles and struggles of nearly -half of our fellow citizens up country. Which said citizens are of quite as much importance in the composition of the State as city folk are. P...
FRIENDS AFTER A SIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 17 May 1912
FRIENDS AFTER A SIGHT. A. fine Newfoundland dog and a mas tiff had a quarrel over a bone, or some -i tiier trilling matter. They were fight ing on y. bridge, and being blind.- with i rage, as is often the case, over they j went into the water. The banks. were so high that they were L forced to swim some distance before 1 they came to a landing-place. It was fery easy for tho Newfoundland dog, lie was as much at home in the water is a sea!. But not so with poor Bruce.' ' iie struggled and tried his best to swim, t-ut made little headway, Old Bravo, the Newfoundland, had reached the land, and turned to look at h.-s old enemy. He saw plainly that hir strength was fast failing, and that lie ivas likely to drown. So what- should he do but plnnge in, seine liim gently by the collar, aud then, keeping his nose Ujovg water, tow him safely into port. It was curious to see the dogs look n* Mcb othei as soon as they shook tkni* vet cuaU.
Reminiscences of the Past. A RUN AT THE LADY BARKLY. PART VII. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 17 May 1912
Reminiscences of the Past. ? -? ? ? ! A Run at the Ladt Bark i. v. Part VII. Many a long year has paased. — fnllv 40, — since I was on the Eureka Lead, BaUarat. How fall of me mories must its name be to those yet alive, who remember it in its pristine vigor an 3 golden ptoluctive ueas ; who took part in the stirring events of those rollicking times. As I remember it,, it was much in the condition in which the fin-t rush J^d left. it— from Golden Point to little 'Bendigo, along the land and ^or a breadth in places approaching a nrle pot holed in every direction j ?with shafts, the refuse from which, j in many cases of value from the wash dirt which had become mixed ' -with the headings, and stuff removed in sinking, lying in heaps and piles in all directions — a mass of liliputiori mountains, gold producing to the present day. The lead at that time ?was a bonanza to Chinameu, who, after heavy rain were there in scores, specking over the heaps, and many made their living at it, in pre...
A POET'S LOVE STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 17 May 1912
A jPUIST'S LOVJS S'IDRY. I The story of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's ore and courtship is being told again Hut i is well worth repeating. Whor ;he poet was a mere boy he fell in lova 'Having a poet's gift, fie sang a poet't .ove in numerous sonnets and verses tc the lady. She died young, and by hei wish the manuscripts of these poem/' were placed in a casket, and laid umW her he-id, so that even in the last sleep they should be, . as they alwayt had been, kept beneath her pillow. Years passed by and Rossetti's famt ?rew until every line of his composi tion becamc precious, and some of those who priMHi his v- riftrn^- iriost asked-hin] for copies of the songs that had been buried. 'He had kept 110 copies, or they had been lost. At all events, he could furnish none, and when they asked him to re-write the verses he declared thai he was utterly unable to do so. At last his friends importuned him foi permission to have the original manu scripts exhumed. . He consented, affcei some hesitatio...
A SALT BEARING PLANT. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 17 May 1912
, A SALT BEARING PLANT. The following is an extract from a ceport of an interview a representative D£_ tli? 'Brisbane Courier' had last weell with- Mr J. Leahy, member for Bulloo: Some specimens of a salt bearing plant were* brought in by the member -foi Bulloo to be submitted to Mr F. . M Baiiey, The Government Botanist- Th plant bears a pretty little blue flower and on its leaves crystals of salt-. '1 had not seen it in the west before,' said Mr Leahy, 'but it grows very profuse ly, and the man who showed it to mt told me that lie was with a party whe had some fresh meat, but no salt, and were longing for the latter when an old buahrnan went away, plucked a few sprays, and coming back shook them over the meat, which was then nicely salted.' Mr Bailey's book, 'The Queensland Flora,' describes the plan! as Frankenia pauciflora. There are dif ferent varieties ; but the variety found by our great botanist at the Georgins i-3 said to be 'thickly, but loosely, in crusted with salt, even...
Commercial. MELBOURNE MARKETS. FAT CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 17 May 1912
Commercial. MELBOURNE MARKETS. FAT CATTLE. 2,300 yarded.- There was a full attendance of buyers. The demand wab was brisk, also for good and prime qualities, and prices ruled, fully 10/ per head in advance of last week's rates. For middling and inferior cows and heifers, which were fully represented, prices were practically unchanged. Quotations : — Prime pens of bullocks, from £10/10 to £'11/15 ; extra do. do., from £12 to £13 ; odd beasts, to £15/ 1-7/6 ; good do. do., from £9/10/ to £10/ 5/ ; good light and handy weights, from £8/10/ to £9/5 ; middling do. do., from £7 to £7/15/; inferior, from £6; prime pens of cows, from £7/15/ to £8/1 5/; extraordinary fat, heavy short horn cows, suitablo -for prizctakers. from £12 to £15/5 ; good pens of cows from £(£10/ to £7/10/; second do, do., from £5/5/ to £6; .middling and inferior, from £3/10/. ^ . FAT CALVES. 500 were penned. The demand was brisk, and prices ruled a shade firmer throughout. Prime steers and heifers, from £4/10/ to £6;...
UNIQUE WEDDING GIFT. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 17 May 1912
' UNIQUE WEDDING GIFT. Something quite unique and exclu sively Canadian is the present to Ladj Marjorie Gordon Sinclair* by the Na tional Council of Women of Canada. It consists of a watch chain of go!d; carrying twelve Canadian stones, and a bracelet with six Canadian stones. The stones are as follows: — Jasper, from Hull, Quebec; microline, oi; amazon stone, from Cameron, Ontario; perth ite, from Burgess, Ontario; jasper con glomerate, from Bruce Mines, Ontario; pyroxine, from Templeton, Quebec; porcelanite, from Two Islands, Nova Scotia; chert, from Thunder Bay, On tario; agate, from Partridge island, Nova Scotia; sodalite, from Dungan non, Ontario ; porphyry, from Lake Su perior, Ontario; limonite, from Lon donderry, Nova Scotia; agate, froa Cape d'Or, Nova Scotia.