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GALLS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 17 May 1912
Galls. By John Hopkins Grade III. ? We find tbe galls on the stem and on the leaves of- trees. There is a little fly and it eats the stem of the leaves. When the fly bites it, the tree sends down sap to the place where the fly bites it. The little fly makes a split in the leaf and lays its eggs. When it lays its eggs it makes a gall.
A HOCKEY CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 17 May 1912
A Hocket. Club. By May Fleming Grade VI One evening last week Miss David son and Miss Paterson called a meet ing of the girlB, and they suggested that we should have a hockey clnb at the school. Now ten or twelve of the girls have offered to buy a stick each. Hockey is a splendid exercise for the wrists and is a good out door game for the girls. The boys have offered to help ns clear a nice big patch of ground when tbey have finished their own work. We hope to have further success with our new game.
THE AVON RIVER. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 17 May 1912
The Avon River. By Charlie Swan Grade VII The Avon river had three different courses. The first course it had was on the island where all the trees are now, then trees were on each bank and if you wanted to get over, you just had to catch hold of a branch and swing across, it was not very' wide. Then they turned it Jorgensen s way, and it was wider but not so wide as it is now. The next course was the same way as it is now and it is doing more damage than if they had left it where it waB at first because it w.as going straight under the bridge then, but now it is being cut straight into -the other side and it will not be long before the piles that are holding the bridge will go btcause they are just kept in position by a few nail3.
QUEENSLAND BLACKS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 17 May 1912
Queensland Blacks. By Lizzie Curran Grade IV. Occe upon a time there was a man whose name was Mr McGregor, and he lived in Queensland. In these days no white .people had come-there.' -Mr McGregor was a kind lad.. Before he' had each meal,1 her would' feed his horse.. After abont six years eight of his friends came, so each night the eight of them, one at a time would sit up to watch the blacks. One night tbe blacks came to the back of the hut with spears. They stuck one through the pillow think ing it would go through the white man's head, but luckily it didn't. In the morning he found the spear. He got up, and loaded his gun, and, went unt and fired at them. He killed a few, but tbe ones he did not kill ran away into the bush.
TRIBUTES TO WOMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 24 May 1912
TRIBUTES TO WOMEN. ? Woman is the masterpiece. Woman is the crown of creation. Women teach us repose, civility and dignity. If woman loBt us Eden, such as she alone can restore it. Woman is the most perfect when the most womanly. A handsome woman is a jewel; a good woman is a treasure. The sweetest thing in life is the unclouded welcome of a wife. Handsome women without religion are like flowers without perfume. All the reasonings of a man are not worth one sentiment of a woman. 'Our engagement is at an end, sir! Leave my presence at once and. for ever!' said an angry maiden. 'Oh, very well!' answered the young man calmly. 'I'll gladly leave your presence, but I'll take my presents with me!' - 'Captain, Is there no way in which the ship may be saved?' 'None at all, sir. We are going to the bottom; but I would not worry about the ship, sir, if I were you — she is fully Insured. You'd better find : a llMbtib*. ? ? ? ? ?
Duty Nobly Done. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 24 May 1912
Duty Nobly Done. Johnsen was nervous ; ' in fact, he was in a fever of apprehension. For the first time in his life he was in a police court, and the experience to him was most disquieting. He was a witness in an assault case, and now stood trembling like a leaf in the wit ness-box. The gaoler held out the book to be kissed, but Johnson ignor ed it. Instead, he began blurting out his story, until he felt the gaoler tug at his arm. 'Kiss'''it,'h Tie saicl, hoKling oUlr tfe' book. 'Eh?' stammered Johnson. 'Kiss!' said the gaoler sternly. Johnson shuddered. For. a moment he hesitated, but the thoughts of horrible penalties which might fall upon his devoted head if he did not obey spurred him to action, and, to the gaoler's unspeakable disgust and astonishment, he threw his arms round his hairy neck, and kissed him full on the whiskers.
WIT AND HUMOUR. Greater Than Caesar. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 24 May 1912
WIT AND HUMOUR. Greater Than Caesar. Jones had been spending his 'even- ing with some pals, and after a merry time together they were wending their uncertain footsteps homeward. When they reached Jones's house he insisted that the boys should come in and have 'one more.' The more sober members of. the party, however, protested that the hour was too late; besides, it might disturb Mrs. Jones. 'Don't let that worry you, boys,' said Jones. 'My wife won't twake, and, anyway, I am boss. Do you un derstand? In my house I'm Julius Caesar. —I'll ? ' Just then, from an upper window, a soft, little voice floated on the air: 'Good-night, boys; go right home. You can leave Julius Caesar here — I'll deal with him.'
A Pursuing Shadow. By H. J. Bickle. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 24 May 1912
A Pursuing Shadow. By H. J. Bickle. Why should I continue to endure 'this cruel bondage? Is there no way of breaking free from a fate that binds me to a man who has forfeited every right to a wife's love afid - esteem?' Stella Foyle spoke the words aloud, as Bhe gazed round the ill-lit, shabby lodging-house bedroom. If onlv Rhfl had nnf hp«n aiir»h a f aa! as to mistake tinsel for gold, the false for the true — if . only she could untie that fatal knot which held her like a a captive slave the unhappy ?wife of a rogue, this man whom, for a few brief months, she had imagined she loved. Was it utterly impossible to break from such degrading bonds? Her heart-beats quickened as an idea stole into her brain. She had fifty pounds of her own money. Why not use it as a key that would open a door of escape? She owed nothing to this man who had deceived and ill-treated .. her. No one in the whole world could blame her if she sought freedom by flight from the shame of sharing the life of a com...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 24 May 1912
He tried some plasters, potions, pills, A mustard bath or two, At last he -went to Mr Squills To know just what to do To stop lys dreadful cough and cold, And Mr Squills said, ' Sure I'll make you feel as good as gold Witli Woods' Great Peppermint Cure ' ' I THOUGHT HE WOULD BREAK A BLOOD VESSEL.' ' My little boy had a croupy cough for some time,' writes 'Mrs. E. E. Bull, Beaumont-street, Hamilton, Newcastle, N.S.W. ' He would cough so long that I thought he would break a blood vessel. I was really frightened for him, because he is not strong, and continual coughing made his chest quite sore. After trying many remedies without any improvement, I gave him Dr. Sheldon's New Discovery. The first dose stopped the coughing, and in a week's time he was cured.' Ob tainable from M, Mcllroy, Stratford and Briagolong, ill jSEWI NG^MACHINES I When you are not sewing the 'Drophead' Machine makes a splendid table, and the machine tlsctf it shut away out ot the reach of the dust, and the chitdren...
Reminiscences of the Past. PART VIII. ON A CARGO TRAMP. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 24 May 1912
Reminiscences of the Past. 'Part' VIII. On a Cargo Tramp. A dull winter March day, with leaden sky, cold bleak wind, and a sluggish tide running up, the Mersey dotted with its anchored freights with their bare yards canted to the wind, presented a sullen and attractive appearance to those unlucky enough to have business upon it. From the stream itself Liverpool lomed through a haze, the remnant of a heavv foer earlier in the day, and this together with the smoke always present in the iBdisticefe-the vessels passing botb up aud down, and the various landing steps ranged along its banks. The ' Latonia ' a cargo tramp of some 1700 tons lay out in the stream at anchor, bound for Melbourne. Aus tralia, and was awaiting her Captain and passengers to enable her to take a speedy departure A tender was just coming alongside, laden with emigrants and luggage, and most of whom were fresh from the Emerald Isle, but some evident y returning to their adopted country. ' Two of them, one a broad sh...
Bush Nursing. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 24 May 1912
Busli Nursings — ♦ ? I'ar in the Bush a pleading voice, A wounded bird alone : Iuio the light where we rejoice A stricken woman's moau : Some elttsh stroke of lonely lands Soine baby pilgrim's hour, . Delicate fear of clumsy hands Yearning for woman's power. Mountains to cross, rivers to furd A me»gre purse to pay The healing hand, the cheering word A hundred miles away. — B. O'Dowd. 'The fa- hers are Sue men, bat the women — I have uo words of praise liisrb enonsrh for them. In all their isolation I found them cheerful and brave, rearing their families without. «ver a call from a doctor. If a man can go up there among them and not Be moved by ths pathos of it all, he must have no heart in him.' These kindly words from the Hon. W, H. Edgar. Minister of Public j urorks, refer to the life of pioneers in J ^Northern Gippsland, who will not readily forget the King's Cheerful Minister, or the promise he gave to try and bring their district within i ?the operation of the noble scheme for ...
LOVE'S GREAT VISION. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 24 May 1912
LOVE'S GREAT VISION. A mighty vision lights the lofty soula: It is the final goal of all our goals— Th£ oneness of all peoples, the World State; Where all are woven in one comrade fate; Where all hearts to one purpose run And all men lift as one; Where each one, self-forgetting, gladly bends To serve the All, the wondrous world of friends. This is the dream to which all age® trod— - The faith of prophet and the prayer of - God.
DICK WITTINGTON. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 24 May 1912
Dick Wittington. Bv E. 'Woodlands. Grade III. 'Richard' said Alderman Fits warrcn, one day, 'Take this roll of cloth to the draper. Here is the invoice. Don't leave it without the money.' Dick 'Wittington was a champion tipcat player of the Londoii prentices. He was no sooner from his master's house than he thought he would have a little' practice,. While so engaged ar ruffian stole the cloth. Fearing to go back Dick tied with nis wormy possessions, his. stave and.. cat.l€ When - near old London Bridge 'Whither bound?' asked a sea captain. 'To sea' Wittington said. The captain- took him in tow. Dick's, ship was wrecked off the coast' of ' Morrocco and Dick, clutching his stave and cat,, was rescued and taken before ?the Emperor. ? (To be continued).
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 24 May 1912
EMPIRE NIGHT. Friday, May 24, '12, Brand Empire Concert. (In Aid of the School Sports Fund.) Mechanic's Institute. Commencing at 8 p.m. Chairman : Major J. W. Nedwell, V.ft. PROGRAMME. ~ Pabt I. Tableau, ' Builders of the Empire,** Concluding with song and chorus : '? What is the meaning of Empire ? Day ?' Recitation . . . . Alice Brown. ' 'When Grandma was a Girl.' Recitation . . . . James Galway ' Adsum — I'm Here.' Class Song , . . . First Clas* ' I'm a little Soldier Boy.' Physical Culture . . Senior Boys Recitation . . . . Allister Phiddiaa ' The Union Jack.' Part Song . . . . Middle Division ' Unfurl-tbft^Flag^ — Recitation , . . . . Senior Girla ' The United Kingdom and Australia.' Grand Empire March Middle Division Pabt II. Song . . . . . . Miss Jorgensen ' From Oberon in Fairy Land.' Humerous Duet Messrs H. Bucknall and N. Bourke ' Is That a Fact,' Song . . . . Mr E, 0. Francia ' Gallants of England.' Comic Song . . Mr L. Jorgensen ' I'm Following the Doctor's Orders.'* Son...
ABOUT SAMSON. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 24 May 1912
ABOUT SAMSON. We have often wondered how it was that hussy Delilah managed to cozen Samson in a language he did not understand. The man of Gath was a person of education and had uncommon faculties of acquisition, as we know, but he also had a desper ate facility in losing what he had ob tained. But Professor Macalister, who has so long controlled the excavations of the Palestine Exploration ifuna, comes to solve our doubts with the remark that there was practically no language barrier between the Jews and the Philistines. They had prob ably lived so long alongside each other that the Hebrews traded with them all the week in an amiable way as neighbors, and salved their con sciences by private remarks concern ing them on Saturday; and it is from this inside or esoteric point of view, of course, that we get the tale of Sam son as it stands. On the whole, we are much obliged to the Professor for reminding us that Matthew Ar nold was not only drawing on Bible history when he gave us the...
A Sad Event. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 24 May 1912
A Sad Event. ? « ? Residents of Heyfield received a painful shock on Thursday morning, when it was discoved that Mrs Pear son, wife of Mr J. H. Pearson, had drowned herself in the Thomson river. For nine months past the un fortunate lady had been looked after in a mental establishment in Mel bourne, and two months ago sbe re turned home apparently in good health, bst shortly after seven o'clock on Thursday morning sbe left 'the house unknown to ber husband, who, ' however, missed her within halfan honr. He searched about and even tually had the painful experience -j£ finding ber body in the river. A magisterial inquiry was con ducted by Mr Fogarty, J.P., in the afternoon, wheu a finding was re- ? turned that deceased had drowned herseif while temporarily insane. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the remains being interred 'in the Heyfield ceme tery.