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Off to the War. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 10 December 1914
Off-to tl'.e Wer. At tho farewell social held, in the Toora Mechanics' Hall on Jioiiday night Mr. Eric. Mutson, a local. resi dent, who will go to tho front with the sccond expeditionary force, was made much of for tho honor.due to him by enlisting, for active service. Eric lias, for souie. time, been at the Broudineadows camp, and a brief re spite allowed him to return' to Toora to say farewell on Saturday last. Tak ing advantage of his ;presence his friends decided to -make him a pre sentation. Although hurriedly pro posed the response was generous and trie, who is a native of Toora,;depart ed again on Tuesday, carrying 'with him a shaving outlit and silver wrist let watch. Cr J. Nicol made the pre sentation of the gifts to Mr Matbon, whom >lie consideied to bo tho most important person in the-builditig. .Ho admired Etic's pluck, and hoped .lib would light his way through ;Ihe&lt;cam paign ' successfully. .Tho mementos were only to show that they.recognised the fact tha...
FAREWELL SOCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 10 December 1914
The Toora hull wan iJnongrd with a gathering of local result-ills on Mon (tuv night lust, v.hen a farewell social was tendered to the .Misses Elsie, Violet, mid Lottie Neal, who aic.-leav ing 'i'ooni for Melbourne. l)uiihg piuctieally a life-long association with tlio district, the young ladies,. "who have lieeu connixted with various j business lirms 111 the town, have .made themselves popular with people in the 'community, mid though possessed of' unassuming; dispositions, (heir departure is'' generally regretted, and it was thought tit by the residents to show their appreciation of their ster ling worth in a.titling manlier. ;'J he lunclioh took the. form of a social and-dance, which commenced at 8.30,.'several hours —of .this paslniio being indulged in before those a«(mi blud saw lit to disperse, and it was generelly conceded one of the best social gatherings held locally tor some 'lime past. -Tht committee of ladies, undertook tho work of decorating the ball with ilowers, ferns...
DISTRICT NEWS. Amey's Track. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 10 December 1914
DISTRICT NEWS. i (prom out- Own Cun't'sjiomlonts). I Araay's Track Tli'o annual meeting of tlio Aroey's Truck sports wus held in the hull Oil Wednesday evening lust "when tho balance-sheet-was produced showing a credit balance of £3 1/11. Itwas de cided to hold sports and busket pienie on NVediie day, .Inn. 1 Iith, l915, to be followed by a ball at night. • The balance-sheet of tho ball in aid .of the State School Patriotic Fund was also submitted at the buuio ineet- j ing, and received. Tho gross receipts ! totalled ,£G 17/G, while the expendituro | was nil. Tho. amount was handed to the teacher for transmission to the ;au thorities. ■
FAREWELL AND PRESENTATION TO MR. A. BATH. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 10 December 1914
FA KKW101 il j A >«ir I'iiKS UN TATlOiS^ f '■ ' TO MK. A. BATH. .V.o.v, -Mr. Albert Bath, who it will be remembered- was accepted j fdr'tbe. Australian Light Horse . some time ago; and who has been in- training •a£.~ tho Broadmca(lows encampment since, on Saturday week paid:?.'flying visit : home. The : samo | evening, member.'? of .the local branch of the P.Ij.C./ met in an -informal way to welcome him and to showjtheir ap preciation of a departing ! comrade. Mr. T. D. Crotty was-- appointed chairman..: - In. openingJp&coedtngs the chairman mentioned th:ft as their comrade Albert was returning to Broadmeadows on Monday jthere had necessarily been very limited time in which to apprise: tneitibei-s and to "talk matters ovor getjertflly as to what form their welcome should take. • - Tho toast of tlie King having boon duly honored, 1 Mr. Crotty ri-'Minuod. II'1 s:iid ■ that it v,-as 1)Iiim di'ty, in tIn ! :xl>st■ c&lt;' ol' tlic- V ". .'.-.idenl and I lit [ vii'^-...
Wonga Wonga. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 10 December 1914
"Wong-a Wonga. The ''annual dance'in connection •with tho Wonga hall took place on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, wlu-n visitors from Mount best, Wooraha und Foster attended. The proceeds otv this occasion were in aid .of the llid CiOss Patriotic Fund and as a resu'it of the coinmitteo and the energetic secretary (Mr W. Anderson) in working hard in organising this sociable function, the sum of £4 10/ will be handod over . J1- • -•> 1-1 * I.'. a "pig each towards, auguieivtlivg the fund*.' The dancing coimiio.ncdd early and .kept going until daylight, Messrs. Doubt and G. Lay '(violins) and Miss Henwood (piano) supplied the music and ilrHarper actedus.M.C. ' j. j The committee have decided to hold iv-.social evening'Oh the- 17th for the school children prior to the Xmas. vacation, " when it':fs foXEftcted "that parents and' children will attend in large numbers.. Ladies will provide refreshments. On New Year's eve a "similar- function : will... be held for the purpose of-seeing" the old yea...
Fish Creek. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 10 December 1914
Fish Croelc A very fail' house turned'up for the concert , hold in aid of tlie Association' for the Advaneeinent'of the Blind aiid its kindred .object—the Home for the adult . blind,, situated ;,at Biightoa Beach. A good pogrnmino vvasipro vidod as followsPianoforte selec-. tion, Miss Gray; song1, The Sleeping Camp, Mr Tilley; song, An .lii.sJ> Lullaby, Mi.s (jiay; duet, A.B.C, Miss Mul vogue -and Air,Tilly; magic, mirth, mystery;; a series o.f exception ally clever conjuring tricks by the company's manager Mr 'C. Wolfe; song, C!al,l uie Back, Miss Mul vogue; song, Only 0110 of the Toys, Mr C. Wolfe. This dealt with a war topic, and 'heedless to say ;\vas splendidly.re ceived. Mr Wolfe had to return in response to the he:irty encore; and the encore cleverly introducing Australia, appeared even better than the song itself which is saying a good' deal. After the interval : overture, Miss Gray; bioscopo pictures, the . Flower Girl's Wedding, Homo and Sports of an English Gentlemen, ...
FIRST FICTION KNOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 10 December 1914
h FIRST^FICTION KNOWN. Are. you aware that the "Tale of Two Brothers," written 3200 years ago.'by,. the Theban scribe Ennana, li brarian of the palace to King JJerenp tah, th'e supposed Pharaoh of the ,Exo dus, is the oldest work of Action ex tant?-:* '.-'.ll'-i'-* : .The tale was written apparently for the entertainment ot the Crowu Prince, who subsequently reigned as Seti II. His name appears in two places^ on the manuscript—probably the only surviving "autograph signa tures of an Egyptian King. This piece of antique Action, writ ten on nineteen sheets of papyrus In a bold hieratic hand, was purphased in Itajy by JIme. d'Orblney, who sold it,in -1857 v the authorities of,the British Museum, where is is now known as the d'Orbiney papyrus, Creditors have better' memories ' than .debtors. What a busy man isf compelled to neglect would keep a 'laiv man em ployed. When a man is jealous of a woman it is': because he loves her. When a : • wotrfan is jealous of a man It is be causo Tier m...
How He Knew. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 10 December 1914
How He Knew. Pat had just awakened from a trance. His relatives, who had been bemoaning him as dead, hurried to his bedside, and began to question him as to how he felt. ■ "Sure, and I knew I was not dead," Pat assured them. "But how did you know you were not dead, Pat?" asked one. "Sure, and I was hungry, and my feet were cold," said Pat. "Surely you could not tell by that only, P9.1." returned the questioner. "Oh, yes," explained Pat. "You ! see, it is like this. If I had been in. heaven T would not have been hun gry,: and if I had been in the other .place,--my feet would not have been cold;"'.
Patriotic Concert. A SPLENDID SUCCESS. PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS FUND FOR STARVING BELGIAN CHILDREN. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 10 December 1914
Patriotic Concert. A SI'bENDIl) SUCCESS. PROCEEDS GO TOWAKHS KI'NI) fou sxAiivrxc,- bklcjiax Not frequently in Pish Creek have there been philanthropic functions; fetched forward with more cogoiit claim to the community's charitable, consideration than that of tlio child ren's concert, which took place last Wednesday v.eek, December 2nd. Aud that the public realised the ob ligation it owed was made mater ially manifest by the crowded house that greeted the juveniles' enliven ing, enthusiastic efforts to entertain and amuse. For the youngsters had decided upon a treat aud generous action, namely, the giving towards a fund for starving Belgian children the entire proceeds, less expenses, of their concert. Regarded from the child's Ingen uous view point (and through the nebulous spectacles of disillusioned age also) it was a line, a noble tiling for tlioVu to do, involving as it diu, the sacrificing (entirely voluntary on their part) of much youthful pleasure, and the foregoment of a p...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 10 December 1914
MR. E. b. CALLANAN:; AIoutlier oi ilie AiiHU'aiiiut CoiK-o of -L)"iitiisly anj Denial HoHpiial, IJ.KItfTi.ST Of L K 0 N CJ A T 1! A, YISiTS KOSTHK, WcdiicBiliiy, Dec. i'3ril, 1 p.m. in 0 p.iii ST 0N Y C l&lt; l; i; K, Tuw.hiv, Pee. 15 Cliurcli Services &lt;■ si m. '.s , IV-.-. i:;. I'liKsiivrMii\N i'in i.en ■ W,.,.r .i ru W 1!, Aim y';- Ti.c!-: 1:». i'',.s!t'i' Minwi'i.-r C(M -ii Ki!! »••• 7..-WI, vn.>:l.u«> K-n-... -j :;■> ( Ki-li 'V. .•!: .» i IWiii'u.. ii. T.».ii tliMvici--T".>i!i '."■■•'I, Miini.i. j; :,i li JSilc&lt; >ci. "m li, IhMIHImiII '.'.ill). CuriMii or lv.'iit.AMi • 11 Tmira "J :>;> and V. !'*&lt;i.-.iur 7 !j.n;;u: wui'vi ii, Wmu ihh Kisi w POOS. Tennis Shirts,. H award and Fashioa Shirts, ■ Uiuler Flannels, Collars, Ties> Denim Trousers'and Tweed Trousers. at a discount of 5 per cent BSC CASH DRAPER, 3 MAIMT—FOSTER. Agont for-—Australian Provincial Insurnnce Co., IIouso ■■anil Lniul Purchases 1'ire mid Lit'o Iiisu...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 17 December 1914
II. Miss AVhimperys and her niece were wailing for Buscombe to announce din ner on Christmas Eve. "Jirnmie was a dear lad and very fond of you, Ella," old Miss Whim perys said a little wistfully. "I felt sorry when you drove him away." "I lmow," the girl said softly, as she came across to her aunt and krolt down on the rag beside her. "He said such wild, mud, beautiful things to me (iiat I couldn't, help reel ing sorry, too." "And lu; hasn't even writtenHis mother was an old friend of mine, lm! of course, dear if you eouUln'i love The beautiful, dark-eyed girl lookeu sadly into the sweet, wistful old face now bending over hi'r. "It is so sts-aiiRC, auntie darling. I don't know what it all means. All the rest of the year I am hard and cold and worldly, and tlien just heeau.se those silly bells ring out with their silver tones, I—1 " "What, dear?" "1 begin to be almost as sentimen tal as you are. I can't liclj) wonder ing what has heeome of Jimmie. lie was quite right to go away." "We...
CHILDHOOD'S HAPPIEST DAY. Fathers and Mothers and Their Co-Partnership with St. Nicholas. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 17 December 1914
CHILDHOOD'S HAPPIEST DAY. Fathers and Mothers and Their Co partnership with St. Nicholas. The wise parents;, knowing how quickly the time of beautiful child faith must pass, cherish all the sweet baby beliefs as long as they can. They tell wonderful tales of Santa Claus, or Kriss Kringie, or St. Nicho las;—the beneficent Christmas saint is the same under any alias—they re peat and teach the blessed ballad of "The Night Before Christmas," they raise to the dignity of a state cere mony the business of hanging up stockings and, in a general way, make the most of the sweet, merry mystery surrounding the great holi day. There are some people who depre cate the teachings concerning dear old Santa Claus, and say that when the child learns that the. saint, is a myth he loses a portion of his faith in his parents' truthfulness and in their instruct ions concerning other and more sacred mysteries. The ob jection seems of little force. If the story of the Christmas saint is told, as are the (a...
A Christmas Collection (Copyright.) [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 17 December 1914
A Christmas Collection By G. B. Burgin. (Copyright.) Have you ever spent a night, with a newspaper wrapped round you, in Christmas week 011 tlio bench upon the Thames Embankment—the one just opposite Cleopatra's Needle— where the wind comes down from the North Pole and mercifully endeavors to end the misery of all poor social outcasts wlio have not tlie price ol' a "fourpeimv doss"—in other words, a night's lodging? If you have done so( it is an experience which, should you live through it, you will not readily forget. Most people, however, who have undergone it, do not live to do it again. Just about four nights before Christ mas, as he shivered on the bench in question, Jimmie Cochrane was not troubling himself about whether he could forget such an experience. What ha did ■ ask himself, however, was whether he could live through it. That seemed to be the all-important point, and he was still endeavoring to settle it - when the Benevolent Stranger, a fine portly figure of a man,r c...
MASTER OF ALL Published by Arrangement with Cassell's Colonial Press, Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XI. Drifting. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 17 December 1914
MASTER OF AIL 11 by almaz stout f|k.uthor of "Copper Under the Gold," etc., etc. Published by Arrangement with IflBsell'B Colonial Press, Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XI. Drifting. Sydney went home with her oughts in a whirl. One moment fe could have laughed aloud in a |t of joyous intoxication, the next felt weighed down with a vague inexplicable depression. But she ild not face herself. She felt dim Ihe would not like what she saw. ■ was afraid her own moral sense 3d have something to say that she id not want to hear, and so she Jd not look. . , , . hen she reached home she let blf in with her latchkey and ran kly up to Hie drawing-room. As Opened the door she heard-voices, frtld not feel in the mood to talk toarangers, and would have retreat ^cdflut it wa3 too late. "ll that you, Sydney?" called out Lady Owen. "You will never guess Who As here." -—'Oh, 1 am so glad!" said Sydney, 36 Robert Enderby came forward and took her hand, and the warmth in her yoice only reflect...
Quite Safe. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 17 December 1914
Quite Safe. The McTavish family eagerly watched Mr. McTavish carving the turkey—none so eagerly, however, as the dog-, for (hat intelligent animal never took his eyes off the bird. Suddenly the knife slippm!, and sent a lragmenl of poultry rolling on to the floor. ".Michty me," cried McTavish, "the leg- -my own favorite bit! The dog'll get it." "No, father," said the youngest of the family, "he'll 110 get it. I've got my loot on it." Young Wife: I wish to buy a box of cigars. Clerk: Yes, nia'm; a strong cigar or Young Wife: Well, yes. I heard my husband complain about, his cigars breaking in lii.s pocket. "If Cyntliia is so frightened that George is marrying her for her money, why doesn't she pretend she's lost it all?" "Well, she's frightened he'd believe it."
MEDICINAL USES OF FRUIT. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 17 December 1914
MEDICINAL USES OF FRUIT. I The uses of fruits in relieving dis eased conditions of the body are thus summarised. It should not be under stood that edible fruits exert direct medicinal effects; they simply encour age the natural processes. In the category oC laxatives, oranges, figs, I tamarinds, prunes, ■mulberries, dates, nectarines and-plums may be included; pomegranates, chanberrles, blackber ries, raspberries, barberries, quinces, pears, wild cherries, and medlets ar«> astringent; grapes, peaches, strawber ries, whortleberries, prickly pears, black currants and melon seeds are diuretics; gooseberries^ red and white currants, pumpkins and melons are re frigerants and stomach sedatives. An orange'takcn in the early morning acts very decidedly as a laxative. Pome granates are" very astringent, and re lieve; relaxed throat and uvula. Figs, split'"open, form excellent poultices for boils and small abscesses. Straw berries and lemons, locally applied, are of some service in the rem...
A Vagabond's Christmas (Copyright.) [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 17 December 1914
A Vagabond's Christmas By TOM GALLON. (Copyright.) The real mischief began, perhaps, when John Everett lost his luggas". Liut for that, things would have turned out very differently, and John wouUl never have gone to that strange house, perhaps, at all. In the tirst place, you are to imag ine a man, who lias spent nearly a dozen years of his life in a far-off country, returning to England within a few day:; of Christinas, and having that lost feeling that a man would have under those eii cumstances. In his imagination everybody seemed to know everybody else, and to leave this particular wanderer out in the cold. In the smoking room of the big London hotel he had selected for a temporary resting place John Kver ett sat down, and thought about the maiter somewhat gloomily. In a worldly sense John had pros pered immensely, but now had re turned to his native land with the knowledge forced upon him that those who had been near and dear to him had, in the course of a dozen years, joined ...