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The Beef Trust. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 14 May 1914
The Beef Trust. It was announced bj the Minister of Customs in the House of Repre sentatives. that ^he Government pro poses 1 o appoint a commission to investigate' the operations of trusts in ' Australia. 1 The commission . would be asked to report promptly in-order that the Government might have facts to assist it in defeating auy action 011,the part of thecombine likely to be injurious to the interests of the public." In the meantime bills had been prepared' to further deal with trusts. No details were given in regard to the pro visions of the proposed measures, but-there is reason to believe that the Govern ment has given consideration to the question of the imposition of an ex port ta|sc on carcases above a speci fied. number or' value issued from establishment. • . Despise no -one; for everyone knows something thou kriowest not. A. Myrtleford man, who evidently has had experience, says that the cost,of living is nothing to the cost of loving. He says that if a man loves and ge...
Fatal Railway Accident. A NURSE KILLED. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 14 May 1914
Fatal Railway Aeeident. 'A NURSE KILLED. A shocking accident occurred on the • ••railway line at Wangaratta on Friday • afternoon, when Miss Edith Garnett, pro prietress. pf a, private hospital, Wangaratta, was run over by the train from Bright and killed instantly. The driver of the engine, Mr Gerald JDooley, states that at about 4.13' p.m; the train approached the Rowan-street" crossing at about 15 miles an hour. After passing Templeton-street he noticed a horse in a butcher's cart behaving- fractiously, ! and he blew his whistle. He then -saw Miss Garnett walking towards the line, ■ which she readied when .the train was within 20 yards of her. The sound of the approaching train seemed to confuse her, and ;she hesitated. • Instantly the train &lt; struck her. is the 1 train was near ; the Wangaratta platform the driver decided it would be useless to stop, and he reported to the station-master on-: arrival. The other officials on the train were Messrs 0. Williams, guard; W....
Porepunkah Progress Association. ANNUAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 14 May 1914
Porepunkah Progress Asso ciation. • Annual Meeting. ' The annual meeting of the above was held in> the local hall on Satur day evening last. There was only a fair attendance, owing to several residents having to attend other im portant- meetings away. Mr J. A. Cornish (President) occupied the chair. &lt; The minutes of the last annual meeting were read and confirmed. The balance sheet, which appears below, was read and adopted, on the motion of Mr C. G. Goodman, seconded by Mr }. Chandler. The followin report was submit ted by the Secretary (Mr D. Chand ler) I have the honor to present tlie follow- -j .ing report of the work done by tlie Associa- ; tion during the past year. j Upon our books for the year were 140 members; wiio had donated to the funds of, the Association amounts varying' from J51 1/ to the ordinary membership t'eB of 1/, giving us a total income from this source alone ot-BLU 8/. This splendid result was again due to a large extent to the splendid efforts ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 14 May 1914
That is what you can save, and plenty of it! •:o: POPULAR S Clothing Establishment The knife has been used free!}'. Slaughtering Prices right and left throughout the Large and Varied Stock of CLOTHING, MERCERY, HATS, BOOTS, &c., &c. No Profits wanted, but Empty Fixtures. > This is a Genuine Glearing Sale for Spot Gash, So do not miss the Golden Opportunity of securing parcels of yp-tO^date^GoodS for Less than Wholesale Cost. Remember s My Stock does not consist of the hoardings of years, but simpl}* the balance of New arad Seasonable Goods ;/ - ®®®#®®®®®®®®&lt;M®@ Call in at once, and secure anything you may be in need of. Each articles will show in Plain Figures the havcc wrought by my desire to LEAVE MYRTLEFORD. ■ ' ' ' ' ; . . * ' If you cannot make a personal visit, send your Order along, and if not thoroughly satisfied return parcel, and ■ money will be refunded. » GEO. A. EWART, Connelly's Building's, Myrtleford Presents, Presents I In Endless Variet...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 14 May 1914
SEASONABLE : GOODS ALWAYS IN 1STOCK AT* H. F. LOWERSON & Co.'s Centiral Store. The Store where yon cm get exactly what you want' at the Right Price. Have you given us a trial ?—If you have not, we want you to do to now. We are out for business, and we can guarantee you Two Shillings and Sixpence worth for every Half-crown you spend with us. We can supply you with anything you want in GROCERY, DRAPERY, BOOTS or SHOES, and IRONMONGERY. The season promises good, and those who are thinking of getting a Separator cannot*bny better than OUR FAMOUS CROWN. Call and see us ! about it. Wa make liberal allowances on old machines of any make. Upon application, we are only too pleased to give you a Catalogue of Massey Harris Machinery, which is world famed. Farmers Note: We are Buyers of All Farm Produce. Up-to-date, pleasing, reliable and durable! These are the Characteristics of WALKER'S JEWELLERY, Sterling silver-plated Ware, WATCHES, CLOCKS, etc. Only One Price The Lowest ^QjN^Yt^ne ...
Football. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 14 May 1914
Foot foal a. Whilst playing a match against j Carlton Congregationals on Satur day, the Howe Crescent Congrega tionalists (South Melbourne) put up a record score of 56 goals 34 be hinds to nil. In the last quarter they had 25 shots (an average of one a minute), and secured 20 goals 5 behiuds. In a match at Ballarat on Satur day between Golden Point and Im perial, iConstable Walle, a member . of the Imperial team, sustained a broken nose from a blow delivered by a member of the opposing'side, and H. Lynch, also of the Imperial, ■>. broke a bone in his leg in the third quarter., and had to be carried off the ground. , . , During a Rugby League football match between ' Newtown and Annandale (Sydney) on Saturday, an Annandale player named Bingle sustained severe concussion of the brain, as the result of a collision j He was carried off the ground un conscious; and taken to the hospital. Other casualties reported in connec tion with Saturday's football matches include a broken collar-...
Golf. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 14 May 1914
The opening of th6 Myrtleford club links on Saturday last provided a most pleasant afternoon's enjoy ment, weather conditions being very favorable. There was a fair attend ance of members and also several visitors, who were most hospitably, entertained at afternoon tea by the President, Mrs E. R. Sutton. A mixed foursome was played, result ing as follows :— Score h'c'pNt Miss L. Aifcon and YV. .Beach 63 IS uO Miss Fahey and Mr G. Smith 6S 18 50 Miss D. Milne and Mr Peverill 69 18 . 51 Miss Lewis and Mr P. Michelly 62 9 53 Mis A. Murray & Rev. Morrison 75 18 57 'Miss Martin and Mr E. Brown 77 15 62
SCOTTS WANTED HERE. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 14 May 1914
SCOTTS WANTED HERE. . j The North and South Poles have both been discovered, but there are still lots of places the geographical world is simply aching to have defin ite facts about. Geographers were badly sold lately when an explorer knocked on the head the belief that the river BraJi maputra (a mighty river that flows along the north side of the Himalayas and joins the Ganges) possesses a waterfall compared with which Niag ara is a baiby. The lower part of the river is some, thousands of feet .lower than the up per reaches, and it has long been thought that the unexplored middle region included a mighty cataract. It doesn't. The geographical world is sorry, but glad to know. Arabia is . country "with vast pos sibilities for the ambitious explorer. Only the coast fringe is really known, even to the natives, who call the in terior "The Land of the Void." There are 600,000 square miles of it, and it may contain absolutely anything in the. way of riches, ruins, or—sand. Somebody is wa...
Wanted, a Progress Association! [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 14 May 1914
Wanted, a Progress Associa tion ! Ill a recent issue we urged the necessity for the resuscitation of the Progress Association, but no move in the matter is up to the present apparent. Perhaps the following, taken from a report of a meeting of Beechworth Association, may im press on our business people the necessity of som.e organisation to keep an ,eye on our interests The President said Beechworth had lost all the Barwidgee trade on account of the bad roads which had absolutely stopped Barwidgee people from getting, to Beech-., worth. ■: ■■■■■■.•. •. ■ Mr Vandenberg said the Myrtleford mar kets had attracted all the Barwidgee trade. Mr Pulling agreed with the President's remarks about the Barwidgee Gap. ^ People who used to sell pumpkins and maize in Beechworth did not come now as they could' only bring half ton loads. • It was decided that, a deputation from the Association wait upon the Council at next meeting and ask for improvements to ] the road. •
Myrtleford Cricket Club. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 14 May 1914
Myrtleford Cricket Club. ■A .meeting,of tne committee was held at the Cricketers' Hotel 'on Monday night. Present—Mr- C.' O'Grady (in the chair), Dr Sutlou, Messrs A. J. Croucher, E. Ledger, G. Frauenfelder, and the hon sec, Mr W. Beach. The secretary showed a p.osperous year, with a credit balance of £7 after paying all debts.- The meeting, expressed its satisfaction with M Beach's energy and ability in turning a deficit of £2 odd from last year iuto a credit i balance of £7, by passing a hearty vote of thanks to ' the honorary secretary. Mr Beach suitably and modestly' respouded, and remarked that he was prepared to do his best for the club at all times. i L,ove for the dead should nor cramp our duty to the liviug. On Wednesday afternoon of last week about a score of farmers as i sembled on the farm of Mr L,- Boiie > i ham, Rainbow, who was ' recently operated on for appendicitis, for the purpose of putting in his crop.; Fourteen ploughs and three drills were employed, and 71 a...
Not Clear. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 14 May 1914
Not Clear. • At a trial in an Australian court when the witness in the box was be ing subjected to..a merciless cross-ex amination, in answering one question the-witness nodded. .Whereupon the court stenographer, who was working at high speed to get it all and could not see the witness, at once demand ed: Answer that question," to which the; witness replied: "I did answer it; I nodded my head." ' ; The stenographer, without a mo ment's hesitation, retaliated with, "Well, I heard it rattle, but could1 not* .tell whether it was up and down or from side to side." A woman always calls it "feminine' intuition" .when she succeeds in mak ing a fairly good guess.
Sportings. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 14 May 1914
Sportlngs A prosecution has been instituted, in England against the promoters of the "John Bull Derby Sweep." In the course of evidence it was stated that orders were given to the prin- s . ters for 11 million tickets, which, with the circulars, weighed 8 tons. ( -> The confidence of an owner in the : ability of hist horse is shown by the following :—Mr Tyler, the owner of Sunlo'ch, did' not see the Liverpool Grand National, as after leading his' horse on to the course he was unable to find any room on the stands, so dense wad the crowd. During the race he employed his time at the post office, where he wrote out wires to send home to his friends. The wording of the message was " Sun loch won easily,'! and having them, already written he handed them -in before his. ,horse had', passed the winning post. Though he could not see over the heads of the people, he could hear the shouts " Sunloch. wins," so he straightway handed in . the messages. Vanguard, the well-known, .steeplechaser...
CLEVER BUSINESS MEN. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 14 May 1914
CLEVER BUSINESS MEN. The ability to seize an opportunity is a valuable, nay indispensable, busi- -■ ness as.-et as the following incidents, go a long way to prove. An- aeronaut and bis son. met with an accident near Rouen some years ago; through the car of their balloon having broken away, father and son were thrown downwards, but the son had be^,n caught when falling in a book wbich pierced bis coat. • He was carried this way for some miles, ultimately coming to the ground in safety. His coat was pur chased by the makers and hung in their show windows, with a full de scription of how it saved the wear* er's life. And as a fitting reward for their enterprise their sales actually doubled. A Welsh miller lost a sovereign in a bin of flour, and after spending - many unavailing hours in search of it told a friend of his misfortune. "Perhaps it will turn up in one of the sacks," suggested the friend, whereupon the miller was seized with a brilliant idea. He advertised in the local papers...
SING A SONG OF MICROBES. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 14 May 1914
SING A SONG OF MICROBES. Sing a song of microbes, Dainty little things, Ears and eyes and horns and tails, Claws and fangs and stings. Microbes in the carpet, Microbes in the wall, Microbes in the vestibule, Microbes in the hall. Microbes on my money, Microbes in my hair, Microbes on my meat and bread, Microbes everywhere. Microbes in the butter, Microbes in the cheese, Microbes on the knives and forks, Microbes in the breeze. Microbes in the kitchen, Microbes in the bed, Microbes on the brush and comb, Microbes in my head, Microbes in the faucet, Microbes in the drains, Microbes in my shoes and boots, Microbes in my brains. Friends are little microbes, Enemies are big, Life among the microbes is— Nothing but "infra dig." Fussy little microbes, Billions at a birth, Make our flesh and blood and bones Keep us on the earth. —Toronto "Guardian." If Eve came back to the world to-day, After being away this many a year, She'd probably turn to Adam and say, "The styles haven't changed 'very...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 14 May 1914
FROM ^.VARIOUS SOURCES There are three kinds of men who don't know anything about women. They are old men, young men, and middle-aged men —Brooklyn iiiagie. Never mind them, little skirt, Who your character would hurt. From the way you shrink and shrink, You're quite timid, I should think. —"Judge," New York. I want to warn meat-eaters against j a cunning conspiracy to convert them j into vegetarians. A man (whom I have since discovered to be a notori ous nut-eater) lured me into a strange restaurant yesterday morning, and set before me something that looked like a mutton cutlet. I cannot tell exactly what first aroused my sus picions, but suddenly approaching the cutlet from behind I tore off Its false frill, and discovered it to be some nuts and potatoes in disguise. Then I saw through the whole game at once. Some desperate band of vegetarians are sitting up at nights training bananas to look like pork sausages, and teach ing innocent little walnuts to go about masquerading as dev...
Tit for Tat. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 14 May 1914
Tit for Tat. A well-known comedian lias an in exhaustible stock of good stories. One of the ibest concerns a visit to a Scot tish town. The prices liad been put up a little, and a man explained to a friend that he had gone to the theatre with his wife, intending to go to the pit, and had found that eighteenpence was being charged instead of a shil ling. . "Of course you didn't go in?" re marked the friend. "Oh, yes, I went in, but I paid them out for their greed. I sent my wife home, so they lost sixpence by it."
A WOOD THAT NEVER ROTS. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 14 May 1914
A WOOD THAT, NEVER ROTS. Engineers have often, to deplore the rotting of railway sleepers, of piles, and of wood used to support galler ies, in the building of ships, etc. En gineers, chemists, physicists, .biolo gists, doctors, who, for the construc tion of diverse apparatus may require a wood possessing a .maximum resist ance to the causes of destruction, par ticularly humidity, are interested in this important question of the un putrescibility of wood. The ideal would be to find a wood of a charac ter susceptible of resisting putrefac tion naturally. Now it appears from recent researches that the wood of the mangrove tree may be considered as absolutely unputrescible. Numer ous sample of mangrove wood (Rhizo phora racemosa) sent from French Guinea were, in 1909, placed at Col longes (Cote d'Or) in a soaking pit in the depot of sleepers of the Paris Lyons-Mediterranean Railway Com pany. The samples were surrounded with all the elements susceptible of producing the decomposition an...