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The Coming Drought. [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 22 November 1916
The Coming Drought. -----)---- What rot. It certainly does seem paradoxical to start on such a sub- ject in the wettest year on record. But it is that very wetness which causes reflection. The Mallee is &nbsp; new - painfully so, as many of our readers know-and it is that very newness which may cause disaster if experiece does not teach. The year 1916 promises to go down in history as one to place on record. Only one of those disasters which cannot he anticipated or provided against can prevent the greatest har- vest ever reaped in the new Mallee being garnered. And therein lays a great danger-the danger of sufficient for the day. So far as evil is con- cerned, the proverb is a good one, that there never was so much good that some portion of it should not be preserved to assure that the day afterr should not at least be provided for. Already this year the evidences of waste are manifold. The whole countryside has been clothed with such a prolific coat of grass as it never wa...
Tempy Topics. [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 22 November 1916
Tempy Topics. On Friday last Mr. W. C. Bos- chert was opening a bottle of tomato sauce when the bottle burst and in- flicted a nasty gash in his hand. He was driven to Ouyen where Dr. Lindsay fixed things up. The Tempy people are greatly in favor of the Ouyen Hospital. Mr. J. Frawley has already obtained the promise of close on 100 bags of wheat. He hopes to have a good stack at the end of the season for the new hospital. Buck in Tempy. A meeting was held on Saturday night to discuss the matter of estab- lishing a Bush Nursing centre, Mr. J. Hilt presiding over a good atten- dance. Nearly everybody seems to be in favor of the movement, and fifty names were placed on the books, but there is room for a lot more be- fore the nurse's services can be se- cured. This is a matter for taking a broad view, and other centres might well co-operate. A few miles is not a big consideration in case of emer- gency.
Linga Links. [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 29 November 1916
S Linga Links. The !odal Red Cross Soiety,wbich S'as formed only on the 4th of Orto her last, is amply justifying its ezisu tence. The appeal for donetions andY regular weekly subscriptions met with a splendid response bresgbont the district, and the footballers dona ted S10 from the funds they had col lected. The president, Mrs Grimes, does all the cutting out of garm?a?nts, and this is an arduous task, the army of workers who want to do their bit being a considerable one;. in addition to involving a large amount of labor, this cutting out conserves the funds, as the railway authosities charge freight on the goods if cut out but not made up. The branch is duly afiliated with the riSotish Red Cross Society, so that whatever goods go out are as sured of reaching the intended des:i uation-the wounded or sick soldier. A series of dances in aid of the funds has been held, the last for the season being on Monday night last. The contractor for the erection of the weighbridge has commenced...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 29 November 1916
PPLICATIONS are invited for tihe position of Caretaker of the Wal penp Weighbridge. same to be in tie hands of tl.e secretar" on or before Dec. Stit.--l. F. Richardson, Secty. -TjOR Saie.-Rawling a Co. have sew JL eral good secondhand Strippers for sale. ft. and 5 ft. Our own make.. Apply J. Swann, Ouyen. or R. A.. Cal dow. I IPOUNDE D at Turriff on 26th -N. vember, 1916:- Red and white bullock, both eazs marked, JK off rnmp Red and white bullock,'E near rump Ui ack and white bullock, blind off ear, JK off rump Yellow and white bullock, bell on neck, N.V.B. Brown bullock, bell on neck, JR off rump, punch hole off ear Blue roan bullock, near ear marked, DW off ribs Black bullock, white face, near ear marked, Ia off ribs Red and white bulick, N.X.E. Red roan bnullock, brand off rump Brown bullock, W near rump Red and white bullock, N.V.B. Blue roan and white bullock, N.X-.B. If not claimed and expenses paid to be sold on Thursday, 28th December, at 12 noon.-J. M'Arthur, Poundkeeper. 1...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 29 November 1916
In iI emioram. VALLANCE.-In sad and 2o-ing memlory of our darling little daughter EIma Florence, who let us on 30th No- ember, 1915. N-t gone from memory. Not gone from love. But gone to the Father's home above. -Inse rted by her sorrowing parents, N. and F. Vallance.
Timberoo South. [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 29 November 1916
Tianxmberoo South. Indignation and resentment were uppermost in the minds of residents in this part when it became known that once again the pump was hard at work pumping water (save the mark) oit of the swamp ihtc the large dam here. I understand a pe tition 'was some time ago forwarded to the proper authorities praying for an improvement in the water supply. This is evidently the answer. There is the consolation however, that while the water remains in its present un healthy state the demands on the dam will be light, and what is there will last. Locally fears are ex pressed that the sediment will block the pumps. Several attempts have been made to start a brranch of the Farmers Union here but each one has signally failed. No time; too far to go to attend meetings, and so forth, If events that are daily occurring do not stir the farmers into.action.caleculated to preserve their interests, their case is indeed bad. Those who did at tend with the intention of forming will now hav'e ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 29 November 1916
Constip:Ltit n ,Iay C:n.-e C.nsla lpti,.rl Suirly ta e;L-e (of OumplItionl h-e beh'ei iied by eonrtipatioJn T he jit),'JIs sti lnp in tihe boweln permeate the bloo,, ktk1ening the sy-temi until tile patient .r an ea-y victimr to ccnasinptiorigerm.x. t yor-lowels will not act laturally at?.is. Imu h ; kinv Chamberiazin'r T:abLlets. course of Chamberltin' 'I Tablets will re tve the llost obstinate case or con.surtip-a Sarid .trengthen the bowels to act na tralIy without assistance. Sold by all I k, keepers. r one d mus M. FIZGERAL Agnc Th-ot Oke-s -¥ pa o,p -?.. • la o w ,I ,be - ea$. ce,. hi s h. i.L-?i: ------? ?.? ¢-~" :':'? .? ? ?_ 1 ?oi To all / ) E nn . f enel- w)., o n, -srp o c --tNva t )or, hc r seodl tofe? noe 100 , a -leve yo)r u r Lh xt emOlI-nne . orde ad si):yyt-the price sui),t- ec ',vii [ e erye oni e - w.a ,:n , als see abu.tr th (t L~uire wilturane ; Po?[ liy , a?n. d a[sk fr qu?Z o~ts f? eor Whis-te ~i ea t . S;tit.:e::.~ xeyn - , , ; i ~d y _ _ _r Wh;? Serif,.|~p ~...
Walpeup Warbles. [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 29 November 1916
* Walpeup War'bles. !armers are up to their eyes just now, hay cutting demanding every ounce of energy and every available minute. Despite the unseasonable weather, everything is apparently oa the right track, and the prospect of a gdod yield has pnt everyone' in high spirits. i The movement.- towards ereeting a... puIihospitiit at Ouyen is received . with great heartiness by the residents here, and there is no doubt as to i receiving all the support such an insti tution deserves. After a lengthy preparation, the-.. local rifle range is now completed andi - ready for practice. The enthusiastie shots are talking of trying coaclusions with the Ouyen club shortly, but itis scarcely probahle that anything will happen in this direction until afltec harvest. The Roman Catholic Church cor mittee is out with the announcemens of a dance on Friday week, and unles the fickle Dame is more unrblihle. than usual, it is going to be a big affair.
French Cigarettes. AND AUSTRALIAN SMOKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 29 November 1916
French Cigarettes. AsD AUSThALIAN SMOKEES. To the uninitiated, French cigarets und as alluring as French girls -hampagne, or the boulevards of Paris when it was the world's gay oiy. ut, to those who know, French ciga ets are an abomination, impossible cras of tobacco wrapped, apparent y, with the one idea of facilitating the arting of the paper and the alleged obacco at the earliest possible mo ent and on the slightest pretext. If -e e not a Frenchman it is a brave nan who will smoke-a French ciga et and repeat the experiment-either rave or a man driven to despair. ~zen when they get them-and that s very rarely--he Australians in erance wil not smoke these cigarets. -o them they are anathema, and they lead for the good old Australian arti le. The Southern Cross Tobacco und exists solely for the purpose of ending along to the boys in the tren hes and the hospitals the cigarets and obaco of their 'own countryr. The ustralian tobacco and cigarets are ent to Ecgland from Australia in ul...
Local and General. [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 29 November 1916
" Local and General. Underbool Utherings;'and other in teresting watter unfortunately crow ded out. Interesting maater on the second: and third pages. Farmers intending to insure-and for their workmen at least, that is compulsory-are advised to do it before the season's work puts it out of mind. lMembezrs of the Farmers' "Jnion have full directions in our ad vertising colhmns, so its couse plead lng ignorance. We regret having to record the de mise of another of our early colonists in the pelson of Mis. MIonaghan, of Watchupga. Deceased, who was a native of Ireland, landed in Victoria some 50 ye:?s ago. She married at Ballarat five years later, and with her husband, was one of the sturdy pio neers who proved tihe Mallee. The husband, six sons and four daughters are left to mourn the loss and honor the memory of a devoted wife and mother. Two of the s.ns, Messrs. A. and P. Monaghan, are well known .residents of the Ouyeu distrioct. Minor Ailmuents--Itv givin. the minor ,-ihlnents pro...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 29 November 1916
GROeERS, DRIPERS, IRONMZN?ERS, 1ERSHANTS, aND 1.3MMISSSION 1 MND IACHINERY AGETS. • ROBERTS = = GILLESPIB,?" Opposite Post Office, 5 --- Oke Street, Ouyen CHEBAPEST = RND = BEST = IN = LL -- LINES. AGENTS FORI ALL THE LEADING 1AKERS OF 'ARM IMPLEMENTS AND IMACLLHINERY. Coffey Bros -- PTY. LTD. -- Cd FAMVOUS - - __ . JINKERS, BUGGIES, CARTS, IAGONS, HARNESS LIGHT and HEAVY. BEST VALUES OFFERED. 1Yrite For Catalogue 187 Queetil-st.. Me~l ;,lurlit. 'Works, Richmond S. DRAPER, GROCER, IRONMOhNGER, BOOT RETAILER, ETC. ROOWE-S'T., OUYEN. Reasons Why You Should USE Smith's Patent Harvester o Riddle. L "on ~an set -our machine so that an inexperienced man can work one withont singp~heat. 2. You can always use a full comb no matter how heavy the crop. . You reduce the speed of your fan and riddle to a minimum, thus saving draught mnl kengthening the life of the harvester. 4. Y'ou find it impossible to iose wheat -eT?nin a-patchy crop. 5. You do away with flooding. 6. You never repeat a isele...
Make Your District Known [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 29 November 1916
MIake Your District Known Concerning same parts of the dis tric- news comes but seldom. This is not the fault of the Editor, for he has no miraculous power of knowing what is happening in all the places in the area of circulation. It is the fault of residents in the silent places. SWill some man or woman take the matter in hand and cause the silence to cease? If no one else is doiong it for your district, will You try on these lines ? . Send accoants of public and social events in your township or neighbor hood, such as weddings, deaths, acci dents, concerts, matters touching on industries, etc. Secretaries of public concerns such as the Farmers' Union, can aid their cause considerably in this way. Don't bother about grammar or ~spelling; it is the Editor's work to look after these trifles. The barest skeleton is enough. Write'on one side of the paper only. Give information, baht let criticism alone.
Soldiers' Letters. [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 29 November 1916
Soldiers' Letters. Frank Gill, writing from France, says he had a couple of letters from Cal. Christie, who _ot a "bit of a scrastch" and was six weeks in hospi tal. Cal. was saying ,iim Mills was missing; I don't know if it is true or not. I passed his Company on the road one day, but didn't see Jim in it. [As nost of reaners know, Jim is not missing, but was wounded, and in probability, will be home shortly. ED. M.1 I saw Alan Tonkin but couldn't get a word with him. Mat. Dolan is in the 24th Batt.; I havn't seen anything of him yet Four of us lads are still together and going strong. We have gone through some pretty tight corners at times; we citen say, "How the devil did we'do it ?'" There are others who get knee ked before they get properly into it. I suppose you have read a bit about Pozieres, on the Somme frontier. Weil, you could hardly believe a place could be torn up like it is. You can' see any buildings at all; they are all mowed to the ground, bricks are all powdered an...
Taxation. [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 29 November 1916
Taxation. he verv ounud obf the word is cient just now. We have been than in Australia the taxpayer reelv knowi he is taxed- yet. Sreally, up to quite recently, this true. Now, however, we are inning to feel what it means, be e tht ta:xes a?e being paid direct, unle.-s a rHadical change occurs 0, these direct taxes promise to Ome a great deal heavier. But re is ; way out of some, and if y gone into in the proper manner, re is looming ahe.l some relief ih will en~ebhe us to meet the ones perhaps a bit more equably. - week there was a big confer e at Ballarat on the decentralisa Smovrment, and for once, there Id ape.r to be a chance at Sof something more than the trWence coming out of it. But Swe aLre corncerned witJh mostly here is the following motion.,i- I?2I Levy, mayor of Ballarat (not the city) :-"That this conference affirms the desirability of the adoption of .a new scheme in relation to the State railways, which will ineluee the fol lowing reforms: (a) That interest on railwa...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 29 November 1916
DENTISTRY.] j. W. BROWNBILL, [LDURA AND MIARYBOROUGH. (Recorded by the Dental Board of Victoria.) 11 visit Ouyen the Third Wednesday ecry month, and may be ionsulted at WValsh's Commercial House. rss.-Corner Langtree Avenue and Eighth Street, Mildura. NEXT VISIT: " sednesday, Dec. 20. [A. CARD.] ;031 ,1. F. il. WESTON, A.L.C.M. Teacher of Piano, Violin and Theory. Ouyen Coffee Palace, B. WALTER, ARRISTE R SOLICITO31 F. ARRELL=ST.. OUYEEN. lncrayville visited every alternate Thursday. Money to Lend on Broad Acres. CREDIT FONelER S ON FARMS sums from £50 to £2000 At 6 per cent. Interest. i from 1'- p.c. in reduction of princi which pays of the loan in 27,_ years. cans granted on Freeholds or Crown echcldb, which could be made free o f any time on payment of the bal of Crown rents. 3o Charge For !ortgage Deed. zan. may be paid off on any half "y ray day, subject to a small charge Id off within the first five years, but enalty after five years. ,rs may be obtained at any branch . 5trite...
Victorian Farmers Union. [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 29 November 1916
Victorian Fa ir no. Mr. EI. J. Glowrey, secretary of the Ouyen branch af the above body, un der date 25/1/'16, writes : Sir.- Regarding the announce ment.made as to the probable ad vanne by the-Victorian .Wheat Com mission on the coming harvest, every sane man, whether farmer or other wise, wkxo gives:J this matter ,.a mor merie s -onslerati,?? realises that it is impossible to grow- wheat on an advance of 1/6 per bushel, consider ing the enhibanced cost of living., ma chinery, wages, manures, and all other requisites. It simply means ruination to the wheat grower. In every other calling a liring wage is either authorised or the persons af fected are able to insist upon getting it. The producer, and he alone, be ing unable to put a price on the pro ducts of his labors. The farmers have allowed matters to take their course without striving to join forceo and endeavoring .to reahse-to'the best oE adrvantage re suites of their labor. The Farmers' Union now seeks the co-operation of eve...
Tell The Truth. [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 29 November 1916
Tell The Truth. An old adage has it : "Tell the truth and shame the devil.". And the object of this article is to show to some at least of our readers the necessity of sometimes remembering that the memory of other people is not always bad. After a tremendous lot of finessing, the extra sixpence was declared available, and farmers were delighted, To go hack a bit: When the big drought was on, and many of the settlers in the newer Mallee ;were in that stage between sinkine and wondering for the future, the Government, in a purely busi ness like manner, agreed to make advances of seed and fodder, and in some instances, also helyed to keep the settlers alive. When these "ad vances were.made, a distinct promise was given that the repayments would be spread over three years-that is to say, one third would be taken out of each of three harvests until the whole (with interest of course) was rep:aid. Then came the Wheat Pool with the war, upsetting all calcula tions, and no one can say yet ...
Orange Blossoms. GLEN—CAMPBELL. [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 29 November 1916
Orange Blossoms. GLEN - CAMPBEL. The Public Hall at Nyang was the scene of a pretty wedding on October 11. The contracting parties were Mr. James Glen, of Tempy, and Miss L. Campbell, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell, of Nyang. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mearns, Presbyterian minister, and there was a very large and interested assemblage to watch the proceedings. &nbsp; The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a bewitching dress of white silk, with the customary wreath-and veil. She was attended &nbsp; by Miss D. Booley, as bridesmaid, while Mr. J. Thrower was best man, a character, somehow; we fancy to have seen him in before. Additional &nbsp; interest was lent to the ceremony by the fact that the groom is one of the Empire's heroes, and has been retur- ned unfit for active service, while the bride has two brothers now helping to prod Fritz along towards Berlin. The popularity of the young couple was shown in many ways, but ...
Conscription [Newspaper Article] — Ouyen Mail — 6 December 1916
Conscription 31r. G. G. Lear of Timberoo South, finishes the discussiou cu this matter with the fol!owing:-A last round with your overfed anti-correspondent. Hie rushes into publicity with the panic bawl of a eonseless being, too cowardly to fight for his country and his womenfolk and worse still, tried to induce others to contribute to his safety by means of a most improbable tale. He then got off his anti mat and in all his subsequent Ietters he he has not tried to~jusif~ his attitude, but by extensive clippings from Bill Shakespearen which have not the slightest bearing on conscription, he tries to cloud the original subject. Perhaps he wishes us to think that according to his learned (borrowed) s yings, be is the true bull dog hreed --bar the pluck. He complains my simile was. low and vile, I made it purposely so to suit the subject. When you catch a pig you must first get it to the stye, a nd some of the Abe dirt unavoidably clings to the boots. Like other loyalists, Ishould ha...