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WILKINS' SISTER. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

i - WILKINS' SISTSlfi _ I knew Wilklns when he was a boy< i went to school with him. We boys used to despise him; we often got op in the night to hate him. You sae. It was this way. The schoolmaster wanted to marry his sister—Wilkins' sister, of course. That made all th» difference. 7/ilkins was red-haired and codfish" <jyed. He never knew his lessons, and! never tried to. He. whistled and sang in school, and rubbed ink on the other fellows' collars, and stuck pins In their legs. But he never got whacked with the ruler. Not he. You see, the schoolmaster wanted to marry Wil kins* sister. The little spike-haired wretch waa allowed to come late and go early, and play the fool without a word of remonstrance. We weren't. You see, we weren't blessed with sisters the schoolmaster wanted to marry. How we hated the young varmint!.1 We tried to lower him in the master's estimation by egging him on in his vil lainy. We suggested gunpowder in the master's pipe; the idea co...

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
FIRE BELL FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

FIRE BELL FUND. | A fortnight ago a fund was I jDitiated in these columns for the | purpose of raising funds to pur | cbase a fire-bell for the town. So | far the sum of ;6l0 has been re | ceived, but only the half-way .stage I has been reached, and there still remains another ^10 to be col { lected. There is scarcely any need to recapitulate the reason why a fire-bell is desired. Every inhabitant knows full well that the present means of sounding an alarm is inadequate, either by day or night. If the school bell is rung during the day little or no notice is taken for some minutes, due to the fact that the bell is con stantly being rung for the change of school lessons. And if it is rung at night, the sound of the bell can only be heard in the im mediate vicinity. A fire-bell answers a double purpose—the sounding of an alarm, and an an nouncement to the fire-brigade to go forth and fight the outbreak. The number of alarms this sum mer has exemplified the need of a good bell, and the...

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
ESCAPE FROM A MILITARY PRISON. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

ESCAPE FROM A MILITARY PRISON. One of the most ingenious and dar ;ig escapes from prison that ever took lace happened during the American 1ivil War, when 109 Union officers es ■aped by means of a tunnel from Lib iy Prison, Richmond. This building -vas originally a warehouse, but bars lad been placed at all the windows, md as it stood quite detached, it was comparatively easy matter to guard !" securely with a small force and keep >very door and window in full view iom without. There were 1200 army •fficevs kept in this prison. They were ^owed to wander practically all over vie building, with the exception of ; " cellars. "Of these, only one was ■ •! generally,in use, and to gain access this, the bricks at the back of a fire • iaee were removed, and an S-shaped! .assage made into the ccliar. This .vork was done at night with a knife md an old chisel, and the bricks re placed for the next day, as the fire place was in constant use. The cellar having been reached, the next thing •.v...

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
ULSTER OFFERED £20,000. MR. J. S. HORSFALL CABLES. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

ULSTER OFFERED £20,000. MR. J. S. HORSFAIvIv CABLES. An offer of ^20,000 to aid Ulster in resisting Home Rule has been offered to Sir Edward Carson, leader of the Anti-Home Rule Party, by Mr. J. S. Horsfall, the well-known pastoralist, of Mel bourne and Kerarburg. The following cable message was despatched to Sir Edward Carson directly it was known that Mr. Asqnith had refused a referen dum on the Home Rule question :— "As Asquith, my fellow York shireman, refuses referendum, I will give .£20,000 to help Ulster men if they are driven to fight. Very strong feeling here against Asquith's refusal, London refer ences : Bank of Australasia, Union Bank of Australia'and Dalgety's.'' 9

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
TRUE COURAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

TRUE COURAGE. "It Is bo easy thing," remarked e i cental authority, "to distinguish be- i kween true courage and qualities yhich may take its place, such aa stolidity, lack of imagination, and in tensibility. ; "I once listened to a matt* who, aa a traveller and explorer, had passed through many adventures, and who boasted of the dangerous situations which he had faced while his compan ions had run away. When I came to know him better, I found that his cour age was chiefly a matter of insensibil ity and dulness of imagination. Had her realised his peril to the same ex tent as his companions he would with out doubt have taken to his heels who the rest "Most of us have laughed at the ex cuse of the timid soldier who com plained that in battle his legs ran away with him of their own accord Absurd as the excuse sesmed, the;.-, is a good deal of truth io it. Men «; %• be cowards in spite of You may test this by a sl«»p':<? experi ment Press your face against a oh en of thick p...

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

Brnmley Bros., „ Butchers, DUNLOP STREET, Mortlake. beef and mutton of best quality. JSMAITL goods. Printed and published by M. S. Manson, for the proprietor, Mary Manson, at the office of the Mort lake "Dispatch, "4 Dunlop-street, Mortlake, Victoria.

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

«. A WHOLESOME DRINK BRACING AND REFRESHING MACS' HOTEL, MORTLAKE. Leading House in the District Harry Quiney, PROPRIETOR. Mothers Friend, PEDIC POMADE for till Head. Strikes infesting vermin dead. Price Is. witli nit comb Is 6d. One application destroys vermin, kill nits, heals sores, cures ringworm an makes the hair grow thick and sirong Price Is. Large 2s. Extra large 3s 6d F. DAMYON, SELLS IT. Say distinctly NO when you are offered an imitation of PEDIC. ..R.Wt 60 Simple and Strong, They Cannot j;° Wrong. Simplicity is a Erc:lt tiling in ft «ewing machine,'-especially when you live in the country and have to fix it yourself.. WARD BROS. Machines have fewer parts tlian •iiy other—nothing to (jet out of order. Pounds cheaper than others We pay freight to your station— guarantee every machine—and let you have it on easy terms. Write lor illustrated Catalog-poit free. Machines of all inaKe.i repaired, Needles and Parts supplied for any Machine. 33-38 ERROl STREET, < WORTH...

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
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VARIETIES. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

VARIETIES. > Thing* move along so rapidly now-1 adays that people who say, "It can't j possibly be done," are continually be ing interrupted by somebody doinr It • I Among the Hottentots, If a widow j marries again, she is obliged to cut off the joint of a finger for every hus band ahe marries after the first; this ehe presents to her new husband on her wedding-day, beginning at one of the little fingers first. It Is good discipline to do anything regularly, whatever it may be. Irregu larity is as great a thief of time as unpunctuality. Train yourself to have a time for everything and to do every thing at its time, and your day will hold half as much again. The noisy waves are failures, bn> the great silent tide is a success. Do you know what it is to be failing every day, and yet to be sure that your life Is, as a whole, in its great movemenf and meaning, not failing but succeed ing? After all, there Is no place like the farm, and no people like farmers. Th& more inti...

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A STORY FROM SCOTLAND. He Didn't Want a Worldly Minister. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

A STORY FROM SCOTLAND. I H* Didn't Want a Worldly Minister. A story la told of a gardener at the; village of Inverkeithlng, In Scotland, and the Hey. Ralph Ersklne, of Dun fermline. r The gardener desired to have the ordinance of baptism admin tered to his child, but having differed with his parish minister, whom he ac cused of worldliness, he resolved to solicit the services at an adjoining ■parish. " i Reaching the clergyman's manse, ac-; eompanled b? his wife carrying the baby, he ingdlred If the minister were at home. He was informed by the mald-ser vant that he was fishing, but would be back soon. "He may come back when he likes," eald the gardener, "but naa flshln' min ister will bapteeze ma bairn." They proceeded to another manse, and found the minister was out shoot ing. No shootin' minister would suit the enraged gardener, who now pro posed to go back to his own minister, who, bad as he was, "wad neither be 1 fishin' nor shootin', nor daein' ony o' they carnal things." , On...

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
TRAGEDY AT POLO MATCH. TWO PLAYERS COLLIDE. MR. J. T. LEMPRIERE KILLED. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

TRAGEDY AT POLO MATCH. t TWO PLAYERS COLLIDE. MR. J. T. I/EMPRII3RE KII^ED. The Geelong polo tournament came to an abrupt and tragic ter mination on Wednesday. Shortly after the match between Melbourne and Camperdown had 'commenced, Mr. Jack Lempriere, j one of Melbourne's oldest players, [ croseed in front of an opposing [player. There was a collision, j and Mr. Lempriere and his pony J came down. The tony quickly J rose, and left its rider lying motion I less on the ground, but bleedin/. from the ears. Drs. Kennedy and Newman were at Mr. Lempriere's side in a few moments, and found that his skull was badly fractured. Not the slightest hope was entertained for his recovery. The head of the injured man was bandaged, and in an ambulance he was removed to Nurse Judd's private hospital, where he died early in the evening. The late Mr. Lempriere, who was 49 years of age, lived at "Pasley," ' Domain-road, South Yarra, with his wife and two daughters. He had arranged to go on a trip to th...

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

• RULES AND CONDITIONS. Races run witli the permission and under Rules of V.R.C. All events for Trophies and Amateur Riders only: The V.R.C. definition of an amateur to apply to all riders taking part in the races. Entries for all events to be in the hands of the Secretary, with nomination fees, on WEDNESDAY, 15th APRIL, at S o'clock. Weights declared 18th April. .. .Certificates of Messrs. A. G. Bendall, G. Watson, and T. Darcy accepted for all ponies competing. Ponies not having certificates Co be measured one hour | before race. The Committee reserve the right'to refuse or reject any entry without as signing a reason for so doing. Members Ticket 5/ admits also 2 ladies. Hot water Supplied. Free. Nomination forms, and all information from— P. JONES, "Dispatch Office" 'Phone 35. Secretary. PEHSHtmS! RAGE ClUO. ANNUAL, MEETING. EASTER MONDAY, APRIL 13, 1913. Stakes Increased from £265 to ^"365. ' ■ Programme. rpRIAIy HANDICAP, of 25 sovs... For -1. all horses that have not received ...

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
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A CLOSE SHAVE. EXPLOSION OF GELIGNITE. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

A CLOSE SHAVE. EXPLOSION OF GELIGNITE. A very narrow escape from be- - ing blown to atoms was ex perienced by Messrs. A. Smith and Stanley Ewing whilst working on the Purdeet road, near Cararaut, on Thursday. A charge of gelig nite had been put in a quarry hole and the fuse ignited. After waiting for a considerable time for the charge to explode, Smith and Ewing proceeded to ascertain the cause of the delay. When ap proaching the spot, and within 20 paces, it exploded. Huge pieces of rock were hurled in all directions and the pair were covered with flying debris. One large piece of stone struck Smith on the leg, in flicting a painful injury, whilst Ewing escaped without a scratch. Their escape is considered miraculous.

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
In the Refreshment Room. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

In the Refreshment Room. * A sallow individual in a faded browu overcoat sat down on a stool at a railway restaurant the other morning and said to the proprietor: "Give me a cup of coffee and one of your expurgated sandwiches." "What land?" said the proprietor. "Expurgated,' replied the other. "One of those vacuum sandwiches for which your establishment is Justly celebrated." "I haven't any kind bat those under that glass cover." "That's all right. That's the par ticular variety I want. He helped htir.self to one of them, and lifted off the upper lid. "That is what I call a sandwich nil/ he observed, eyeing it critically, yet approvingly. "There Is nothing super rogatory about it. It's one of thos® hiatus sandwiches. It's a sandwich with an alibi," he added, replacing the lid and studying the outer surface ot it intently. "It's an absent sandwich. It's a sandwich that has failed to ar rive. I have seen times when I would have given the world to—" "Stay," interrupted the proprietor, ...

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
FAILURES DUE TO LAZINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

FAILURES DUE TO LAZINE88. "The two main causes of failure in life," said an observant business man, "so far as I have studied the ques tion, are incompetence and laziness. "The first is, of course, not, as a rule, a matter in which the sufferer can be held responsible. If a man be lacking in natural judgment and ability then he must g> under, al though even hore honesty, persever ance and industry would do much to atone for the lack of natural gifts. "But laziness is by far the most pro lific parent of failure. It is responsible for the lack of ambition, and it Is largely the cause of bad habits and dissipation. It is the lazy men who drink, gamble and neglect opportune . ties. It is they who are extravagant. ' because the extravagant man Is too lazy to save. The active, energetic fellow is saved from these vices by his disposition, and could not become a failure so long aa he retained his normal character." i . ' I

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Local and General News [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

Local and General News Wbile friends were on the pier at Port Melbourne on Tuesday say ing- farewell to passengers on the Medina, a pickpocket stole a purse containing a sovereigh and a few shillings from Mrs. H. M. Chom ley, of Glendon road, Toorak. Mr. A. F. Wilding, of New'Zea land, has been successful in the singles at the Nice international lawn tennis tournament. Sitting in a jinker holding the reins while some friends were making a call, Mrs. Dargan, a well known resident of Warragul, open ed her umbrella. A train passed at the same time, and the horse bolted. Mrs. Dargan was thrown against a tree guard and killed in stantly, her neck being broken. It is stated that Messrs. B. Rich ards and Son, of Riverstone (Q.) Meat Works, have purchased rl0,000 sheep and 3000 cattle from the Australian Pastoral Co. It is expected that drovers will begin to remove the sheep in lots of 3000 each for the Collorenebri Railway Statiou about the begin ning of May. The sheep will be trucked to R...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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"The Dispatch" SATURDAY, MARCH 28. Published Wednesday and Saturday [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

"The Dispatch" SATURDAY, MARCH 28. Published Wednesday and Saturday It is to be hoped that tlie reso lution arrived at by the Australian Natives' Association in conference at Wangaratta will do something in the way of coming' to a final settlement of the relations between medical men and the different friendly societies. Several of the individual societies have approach ed the Australian branch of the British Medical Association in re gard to the matter, but very little headway has been made. The | doctors request the imposition of certain restrictions upon applicants for their services, which would compel a fairly large number of the members of lodges to engage medi cal services on their private re sources. The lodges in the mean time very naturally object to an arrangemeut which would to a large extent deprive them of one of the principal reasons for their existence. The competition of life makes itself felt on both sides. Medical and surgical training has a different value now fr...

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
NEXT WEDNESDAY! ENTRIES CLOSE MORTLAKE RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

NEXT WEDNESDAY! ENTRIES CLOSE MORTLAKE RACES. Wednesday next will be an im portant day with horse-owner's, as entries for the Mortlake races to be held on Saturday, 11th April will close with the hon. secretary (Mr. W. J. Bray) at the "Dis patch"office, Mr. A. Bendall, War nambool, Mr. H. J. Buckland, Melbourne, and Mr. EL M'Gold rick, Ballarat, at 8 o'clock. The stakes being offered this year are* enticing, and a ' big entry is ex pected. Splendid promises have been made by intending owners. There are six events including the handicap, which has been raised to ^35, whilst a trot of £>16 is set down. The prize money this year has been consider ably increased, and if the public bestow that same liberal patronage as last year, then a further increase may be expected. The officials have great expectations of making this club one of the leading meet ings of the Western district. There is no reason why it should not, as we are living in one of the richest parts of the State. Every arr...

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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PERSONAL. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

PERSONAL. The marriage of Ronald Gum ming, son of Mr. "and Mrs. W. B. Gumming, Mt. Fyaris, Camper [ down, and Maidie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Henty, Glen Druid Toorak, will take pl.ace at St. John's Church, Toorak, on Wed nesday, April 22, at half past two o'clock. Mr. A. M. Taylor, Ballarat, has been elected president of the Australian Natives Association at the annual conference of delegates at Echuca. Owing to the severity of his work in the High Court and the Arbitration Court, Mr. Justice Higgins has been granted 12 months leave of absence. Sen-const. Arthur, who took part in the capture of the Kelly Gang, and who has been in charge of the Camperdown police station for many years, has retired.

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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BABY'S FLOCKS AND HERDS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

BABY'S FLOCKS AND HERDS. As soon mi a Lapp baby is bora, a reindeer is presented to him. This •eiudeer is literally his a'art in life, or not only that deer, but all its young —and as they grow up, all their young leer—belong to the child. When he '3 of age, he has quite a herd of his >*vn. This custom is of much greater ise to him than if every aunt, unclG md cousin he had in the world pre sented him with the heaviest silver ipoon they could find. Variations of temperature In the ocean do not exist at a greater depth rhan 600 feet. Below that the tem perature never varies. Life is like a railway'train, and we are the passengers who grumble at Us slowness until we near th« ter ninss. ^

Publication Title: Mortlake Dispatch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
HOW CECIL RHODES DISCOVERED A DIAMOND FIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 28 March 1914

MOW CECIL RHODES DISCOVERED" A DIAMOND FIELD. A German trader in skins and os 'Yich feathers from the interior, with, 'ietermaritzburg as his frontier star ion, drove into Capetown one after •oon. He had been two months bring ng in his waggons, each drawn by ten . oke of long-horned oxen, from tho ront.ter trading post named. This trader, among other curious hiugs, had a dozen or so very bril iant pebbles, which he was showing ••• his friends. "Fine specimens of globular quartz," I aid a doctor, newly; arrived, who hat! ast enough of a smattering of geology o know nothing at all about it. "Would you mind giving me one 01 wo of those pebbles?" said a tall, ark-sluiined, slender young man. "Or will buy them from you at whatever ou may consider them worth. I have n such stones in my collection at .ome." i "My dear sir," the other replied, i nth the heartiness of the dweller on. I be veldt, '"you are very welcome to a .xniple. Pick out any two you may i'ancy." The dark youn^ man selecte...

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