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Neglected Eyes. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
S Neglected ,Eyes. Eyesight neglected may load to most serious results. You have no means of judging whether your vision is good or had. If you will call on Mr Abotomey, the eminent optician, he will make a thorough examination of your eyes, and give you a full report. If the eyes need glasses he will supply you with what is required. Mr Abotomoy will be in Cateorton on Monday, January, 12st. and may be consulted at Casterton Hotel. Hamilton will be visited on 'rTuesday and WTVednesday January 13and 14 at Victoria Hotel.
LATEST NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
LATEST NEWS. Edward O'Neill, who was arrested atn Omer on the charge that he was John, Henry Sparks, whoescaped from pentridgo 12 years ago, has been.released by the city magistrate, it being admitted ho was not Sparks but really a man named .James Griflith. Muriel Hunter (Malveorn) and Rupert; Anderson (Fitzroy) while bathing at Pt. Lonsdale on Saturday got intodifficultiee. William Seabrook and others .went to their assistance, but the girl Hunter. and. young Seabrook were drowned. Evidence esheowed that the place was recognized no dangerous. 0. L. Hutchinson, ex-P.M., aged 80, died of heart disease while bathing at Brighton yesterday. The wife of H. Baird, .manager of the Covernnment farm at Wyunn, was found drowned yesterday in a 'dann whore she was in the habit of bathing. Deceased was a ftie swimmer. John Pope, aged 22, was drowned in the Kiewne River while bathing on New Yoear's Day. - Forty articles, valued at 200, 'wore tolen from Posuoer's shop in BourkeStrept last night, ...
Motor Reliability Trial. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
Motor Reliability Trial. Considerable interest was taken in the progress of the trial rdlo from Adelaide to Melbourne of the motor cyclists, 17 of whom reached Castorton at or about the time oppointed--6.40 p.m. on Now Year's Eve. Of 22 competitors entered, four were non.estrters, one (H. B. Goglor) came to grief at the second rnndhill in the Coorong Desert, and dropping out. roe rturned to Robe. and 17 reachend Castorton in safety and stabled their machinns for tbn night at the control garage in charge ofthe control officer (Ir A. 0. |harkn fold). On the last stage-79 mil?r--fronm Millicent. the cyclists found the iand es. pecially bad going, whilo they tunani nmously agree that the final runa i .fromn Stratbdo-nlae to Casterton was "the worst patch of road" they hod struck cinte leaving Adelaide, not excepting that through the Desert. Of thie 17, twelve had reaclwd Caster ton wltollt. lose of a snglo point. These wore: A. W. llnna (23 h.p. Douglas), F R. hurathword (3 l h.p towle....
The Australian Workers' Union and Strike Camps. TO THE EDITOR OF THE AROUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
'Ilhe. Australiani Workers' Union aial Strike Camps. To Tn -,Entroen Or TiE ARO'S. Sir,-Io order to warn any, worker w lc should be foolish enough to enter any btip organriaed by 'tho abbove unido, and, at the same time, to expose the deception practised on unloh 'members and other who were members rural workers' camp at Willaura; I hog pormlsion to make the following statemont:- ' Three weeks ago, while lookingfor har. vest work in this district. I and three mateos'woereo induced to enter the Willauiir camp. We were informed that food and accommodation would be provided, and, in the event of no employment being found for us at log rates, reasonable com pensation would be given for lost time. The organiser took a trip to Ararat, and also one to tihe Hamilton district. The result he imparted to us on his return. He informed us that the Ararat people were staunch unionists, and that he :had obtained the addresses of six thrashinl machine proprietors in the Hamilton dis triots. Having ...
Rural Workers' Camp Failure. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
Rural Workers' Camp Failure. Forty or fifty men, who wore induced by unionist orgaitisers to locate them. selves in a Rural Workers' Camp at Willaura; have had a decidedly unhappy experience. They waited patiently in cnmp for work under Log conditions, but the farmers in the district got along jqiteo romfortably without the assistance of the campers, who were eventually told to their disgust and dis appointment thatithe abject of the camp wasnot to' get them swork under Log conditions, but to attract the attention of the public with a view to having the criso brought before the Arbitration" Court. With-this came the further nn nouncoment that the camp was to be broken up, and. the anampers had to hump bluey and wnuder off to seek em ployment. complaining bitterly as they went that they had been misled by the TUnion authorities.
Scott's Epitaph and Its Origin [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
Scott's Epitaph and Its Orl. gin Perhaps the most interesting feature of the January "Life" which is just to hand, is a photograph and an explan.. tion of the origin of the epitaph which was written for the msmo'ial oross to Captain Scott and his fellow heroes. It seems that when Captain Scott was leaving for the South Pole Dr. Alexander Leoper, Warden of Trinity College, ?Melbourne. gave him as a memento a little volume of Browning, in which he wrote the concluding lines from Teeny ion's Ulysses: "To strive, to seek, to ind, but not to yield." The littlevolume rae discovered in the tent with Captain Scott, and tho members of the search party, considering the lines a most ap proprata epitaph, carved them on the arose which stands on Observation Hill. Other interesting articles in this ex. cellent number are: "The Greatest Business on Earth" in which Frederick Palmer, the war correspondent, tells how 'cience has robed war of its romance; atr Carlyle Smythe's description of Zfax O'Rel...
Railway Extension. Proposed Line to Edenhope. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
Railway Extension. Proposed Line to Edeuhope. The Edenhope people, who were de nied that general and whole:hearted sup. port here they not unrensonnhably expect ed, to proposal for construction of a railway from Castertoon to Edehlope, have met with prompt:and cordial sup port in seeking the co-operation of dis trilcts interested in propol to conneet Edoinlape by rail wilth the Caveldish to Toolondo lino, that will *be eonstructed in the near future. . At a meeting held.at Salt Lakes on .Tuesday last, Cr. A. Phillips, PreIsident Kowree Shire; in the cehair, it. was de cided to prepare- a 'petition asking for "the now proposed line, for signature in the districts interested, and 'it was na. ranged that effort will be made td have thl saggested route inspected by" the Railways Stasiding Committee, whenl that: body comes along shortly to in. speet- the Carendish-Tooloudo line of country. It was reported that several officers of the railway, department had spoken favorably of the route ...
Casterton News Printed MONDAY & THURSDAY EVENINGS MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 1914. Country Telephone Lines. Suggested New Departure. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
Printed MONDAY & THURSDAY E&VENINGS -MONDAY, JA.NUARY 5, 1914. Coluntry Telephone Lines. Suggested New Departure. The difficulty which the Postmnaster General is meeting with just now in getting country telephone lines erected a under contract, at reasonable cost, and within reasonable time, has led the chief electrical enginces to advise Mr -Wynne that the only hope of getting such lines expeditiously and economically erected is to get local people to undertake the supply of poles and the stretching of i wires, to departmental specifications, under supervision of departmental officers. Any country resident of aver age intelligence could have told the de partmental authorities long ago that this was the case-many people have told theam so. I owever, better late than never. If Mr Wynne and other Minis. ters, Federal and State, will each act upon the advice of the engineer referred to, country people will get not only telephone hnes erected, but many other public works...
Colts' Match. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
Colts' Mantcl. An interstato colts' match, commenced in Sydney on Wednesday, was concluded on Friday, and resulted in a draw very much in favor of thle home team repre senting Now South Wales, who iput up the big first inninllgs. score of 5.18. The opposing Victorian team scored the re spectable total of 317 runs in the first In nings, blt lost eight wickets for 183 in the second. The best Victorian score was N. Brown's 82 in the first innings, but thislooked small beside the 226 scored by Taylor and 155 by Buckle for the New South sales sideo.
The Spineless Cactus. A Wonderful Plant. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
The Spineless Cactus. Ol 'A Wonderful Plant. - By B. HARRISON, F.L.S. F This useful and prolific plant is not yet known,, and it would prove of great valne to pastoralists, especially in poor or semi arnd country, where vegetation of any kind exists with dificulty. During the hot dry seasons or periods of drought when all other fodder plants are lan. guishing or are destroyed with the in tenhbeat, this plant would be luxuriant, and being of a rich juicy nature, the ne cessity for much water, if any, would he greatly mininmised. It can bo readily grown in any class of dry soil, and after the ? rst year will produce about 100 tons per acre of succulent and nutritious fodder, which can be fed to all kinds of stock and poultry. and it is highly praises by the leading authorities, who say that it make. beef and butter. or milk of the best quality. The improved varieties 3ield heavy crops of large and nutritious fruit which makes excellent preserves, and the fleshy young leaves are a good...
Crossed the Bar. Miss Margaret Scanlan. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
Crossed the Bar. Miss Margaret Scanlan. At the residence of her parents. Clark St., Casterton, there passed quiet= ly away early yesterday morning, Miss Margaret Mary Seanlan, eldest daughter of Senior.Canstable Scanlan. The de ceased young lady, who was only 28" years of age, had been suffering from a lingering illness for the past two years or so. which she endured with great fortitude, and had been over an effedtion ate daughter to her parents, and sister to the other members of the family, by whom she was greatly beloved. The re mains were conveyed last night to.the Church of the Sacred Heart, where reo qcliem mass was celebrated at 10 o'eloclk this morning by the Rev. Father Low ham, who, in the course of his sermonr made feeling reference to the -bereave ment which her family had sustained in thy early death of a beloved daughter and sister. Her death had been also a loss in the church, for Miss Seanlan had been an able and zealous church worker, and one whole life and diligen...
Victoria v N.S.W. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
Victoril v N.S.W. An unpleasant incident arose in' con; nection with the leadorship of the Vio torians who on Now Year's Day coin monaed In match against Now South' Wales at the M.C.C. ground. Ransford had been appointed captain by the Board of Control, who thus passed over Arm strong. Captain of the M.C.C. Eleven, who had undoubtedly first claim to the position. Rnnsford was too ill to take part in this natch, and on thit being an, nounoed, the Board offered the position. to Armstrong, who declined to acceptit, unless on assurance that heo should lead. the Victorian team for the rest of the season in interstato matches, a condition? the Board expressed itself unable to com ply with. Popular opinion was very clearly shown in course of the match, to be with Armstrong, whosoe attitude was that he declined to give the Board oppor tunity to humiliato him again by setting him aside on the occasion of other inter state matches this season. In default of Armstrong. E. V. Carroll reluctantl...
Ministerial Elections. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
Ministerial Elections. Elections to fill seats in the Legislative Aessembly, vacant through acoeptance'of olilco of the Premier, Mr V. A. Watt (Essondoa), Attorney-General, Mr .D. Mackinnon (Prahran), Minister of Agri culture, Mr W. Hutehineon (Borung), will be held on Thursday, January 19th, while the Minister of Railways, Mr H,. . W. Lawson (Castlemaine and Maldoe), Min ister of Education, Sir A.J. P'acook (Allondale) and Chief Becretary, Mr J. Murray (Warrnambool) wii, it is ox pected, be returned unopposed. The Pre. iler is being opposed by Cr F. Keane (Labor), the Attorney-General by Mr W.' H. Webber (Labor), and the Minister of Agroulture by Mr Farquhar MoRae (Lib. eral), the contest in this last case being a oatter of considerable surpraie and r. ret. as Mr Hutchinson hs proved him self one of the ablest man in the House, who iswell liked and respected by his fellow-mGmber of beth parties, and is very popular with his ooontituents. The opposition in this ces is aaid to be due...
Cricket. Victoria v South Australia. Armstrong's Splendid Performance. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
Cricket., Victoria v South Australii. Armstrong's Splendid Performance. The game commencod on Boxing Day and concluded on Tuesday will always be remembered in cricket records as "Arm strong's match," for it is quite clear that it was the big M.C.C, man alone who pulled the Victorians through by saving his siste from utter collapse in the first, giving confidence to his colleagues in the second, and helping with his fine'second innings score of 182, to swell the total of the Victorian team. On Monday, with 245 runs for the first innings and 14,5 for loss of three wickets in thoe second, the visitors ran their second innings score to 246, Steele putting on 84, Kirkwood 58. and Crawford 20, thus raising the grand total to 491. In their second innings, the Victorians had'lost throee wickets (Car roll 15, Baring 17, and Rarisford 11) for 1,15 when stumps were drawn,> with Park. 65 and Armstrong 30, both not out. This left the Victorians with 207 still to get for a win-and they got the...
Portland Steamer Service. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
Portland Btenmer Service. At a public meeting held at Portland, on Friday, December 19, it was proposed to seek improvement of the steamer service from Melbourno by (1) forming a local steamship company ; (2) seeking to iniduce competition with the company now carrying on the service; (3) ap. proaching that company with requests for a better and more regular service. It was finally agreed to invite compoti. tion from another company. It stands as a matter, of course, that the works in progress for improving the harbour t Portland will be wasted, and the money spent upon them thrown away unless a steamer service can be maintained with such regularity, and on such terms as as regards freight as will induce peoplS in the inland towns of this district to use this service extensively for the coll. veyance of goods to and from Melbourne. The most effective means of inducing steamship owners to establish a thoroulgh. ly satisfactory service will, however, be to so build up the carrying ser...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
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Coleraine Races. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
Coleraine Races. The Now Year's Day meeting was well patronisod, and interesting sport was witnessed inbeautiful weather. Results: Handicap Trial Stakes.-Tioga, 9.21; Le Ra, 7.3 2 ; Osea, 7.0 3. Won by a head. Time 1.17 4-Sths. . First Pony Race.-Roluma, 8.0 1; The Gift, 9.5 2; Bonnie Mary, 8.7 3. Won by a few lengths. Time 1.5 3.5the. Coleraine Handicap.-Last Sheaf, 9.0 1; Otus, 8.9 2; Scotch Mixture, 7.5 3. Won by half a length. Time 1.47 4-5ths. Handicap Trotting Rate.--Young Prince, 11.10, 40ydo bhd, 1; Prince Hal, 10.10, ocr, 2; Royal Rose, 11.10, 170 yds bhd, 3. Time 4.10 5.-the. Second Handicap Pony Race.-The Dodger. 7.0 1 ; Tumbloovor, 8.9 2; Little R uby, 8.9 3. Won by a third of a length. Time 55 2.5ths. Orandstand Handicap.-Coupar, 0.1 1; Correl, 9.12; Scotch llixture,7.9 3. Won by a length and a half. Time 1.5.
Circus and School Examination. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
iOrcus nnd School Exanmin-. tioen. At the first blush, the tuggestion of any particular connection between ai circus and a school examination appears ridiculous. It seems to be highly prob. able, however, that Wirtlh's circus was to some extent responsible for the shockingly poor result of recent exam. inations held at the Castertou State School. when out of 56 candidates from five schools for Merit and Qualifying certificates, not a ingle one was sue. cetsful. There is at all events indis. putable evidence that on examination day the candidates and other children at the school were so restless and unsettled, under excited anxiety to see the animalns and other eights of the circus, showiong that dayat Casterton, that quite prob. ably some of them failed through at. tention being diverted from their work who would otherwise have passed. But there was no circus at Casterton ot examination days in precious years, when resulta, if not quite so bad as this year, w?re anything but satisfa...
News in Brief. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 5 January 1914
News in Brief. The annual report of the chief in. epector of fisheries (W.A.) states that during theseason 1912-13 25,440 cwt of pearl shell was fished on the north-west pearling grounds. Atan oaverage selling price of .f250 per ton, this output re presents a value of £318,000. The value of the pearls obtained is estimated at Ie. tween'.£90,000 and £100,000. After 400 miles had been covered in the reliability motor cycling contest between Sydney and Melbourne S0 oem petitors remained yesterday without the lose of a single point. ORIPEB IN HORSES. "Some time ago our horse was down with a bad attack of'the gripes." says Miss E. J. Coles, Major'a Creek, N. S. W. "I tried several remedies but they had no effect; as a last resourse I gave the horse three teaspoonosfull of Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy and noticed an improvement immediately He was soon able to stand and now is as well as Mr Elwood Moand i to visit California and endeavour to obtain a release from his promise to...