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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914
BIRTH. GALLAGHER.—On the 15th January, 1914, at 295 Barkly-street, St. Kilda, to Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Gallagher— a daughter (Aldith Kitty). DEATHS. NICHOL.—On the 25th February, at Sale, George Nichol, aged 88 years. (Late of Clydebank). SUMMERS.—On the 2oth February, at her son's residence, Dutton- street, Toora, Susan, beloved wife of the late John William Summers, loving mother of William, John, Joseph, Thomas, Mrs. Dawson, Toora ; James, Mrs. A. G. Futcher, Sale ; Daniel, Mrs. Mattson, David (deceased), aged 74 years. R.I.P.
A VISIT TO GORMANDALE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914
A VISIT TO GORMANDALE. (BY TRAVELLER.) Some sixteen years back a visit was paid by the writer to Flynn's Creek (now called Flynn), and an account of the trip was published in your col- umns. At that particular time some of the farmers were experimenting with flax-growing, and the crops were looking remarkably well; and it was thought that the farmer had struck something which would be profitable and enable him to utilise his land to better advantage than the growing of grain crops, the market at that period being remarkably dull, not only for grain, but also for live stock; and as a consequence land was not valued at the same rate as to-day. Unfortun- ately the prognostications with regard to the advantages to be derived from flax-growing were not realised. It was found that the attention required and the labour wanted for its cultiva- tion entailed too much expenditure, and the crop was not remunerative enough to warrant the farmers per- sisting in its cultivation. Old Saleites wil...
GEELONG WOOL SALES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
GEELONG WOOL SALES. -------4----· Messrs. Dennys Lascelles Ltd. re port:-About 600 bales were offered at the Geelong sale last week, which for the size of the catalogues attract ed a large number of buyers. There was keen competition, more especially for All good fleece wool and lambs, and for these sorts prices quite 5 per cent. higher than the closing rates of the last sales may be quoted. WYe had a good proportion of locally treated scoured wool, the top lot of which was passed in at 22dd. Scoured locks sold up to 14d. The top price for greasy fleece was 12 d, for seven bales 1st com. Dingo Dell, on account of Mr. A. . A?Eacharn
A "UNION" NEWSPAPER AND "LABOUR." [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
A "UNION" NEWSPAPER AND "LABOUR.' A\ pitiful examiple of Labour logic is flurnished by the " ' Rand Mail. '' or January 14. That paper says: As the publication of the " Mail" is likely to be suspended for a time, some cxplanatiuon is due to our read crs. The "Mail" ohlice has alwayr been a "'ulioll'' ofite; that is to say, it has never emllayed anybody iu its prilti?g o0lices who \\was not a mnelm bher of the typographical society. The local brainch of that society is atliliated to the Fedlerationl of Trades, which has declared a gteneral strike. Conseq uent ly the " Mail," which has for years ad\'ocated and acted upon trade union principles, will be unable to print af ter' this mlornlillng, while at least one of its compeotitors, being a nonl-union otlice, will continue lninterrupted. The position is scarcely likelo to fur nish a very strong incentive to other employers to follow the "''Mail' ex ample. Nevertheless the fault is not that of the system, in which we still believe, but...
CUNINGHAME. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
CUNINGHAME. A young man named Leslie M'Gre gor, anll immigrant from Scotland, was arresttd at IBunga Creek at an? early hour on Saturday mornlling on a charge of embezzling money belong ing to his employer (Mr. 1-H. iH. Kim mell, butcner, of tunga Creek. It is alleged that M' Gregor while employ ed on the butcher's ca't has collect ed valiuis lsumt of lmoney an'd neg leeted to pay the amounits in; while at other tim1s he is said to i?Lvt rce ceived certain sums, and has oliy credited the customer with paying )ortionl of the amount, rctaining the balance. The amounlllt involved is said to be over £20. M1' Gregor was ,a Sat urday night bailed out to appear at Cuninlghlamlle Police Courrt onil ?ednes day, 4th inst. A boy, vwho was arr?lsted tiere orn 20th February for ste.alin" mone' frlom a shop, came down to Caning-l htame (on11 Satul?rday ecvtling. having I ecn rlceas d on bail flrom Sale Gaol that day. Ott arrival at 'uninth?latlte he was re-arrested by Conlstable Rlyan on 'warrant...
DISTRICT NEWS. STRATFORD. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
DISTRICT NEWS. STRATFORD.L) One of the mo t injot able ofthe mant friendil ritle Im atches heid locally took plce .last Thursdai, when mrnebers o0 the Lpper viou burn and Nor th -Easiteir Rifle tlubs' Lnion imet the Saile Di trict Union, and were deleated by pS points, the conditions beieng1 1 men a side, seven shots at 3d, jd nid (iOUU yariss. I ne talo wcre-i. uie lis triet, 129e; visito's I alembers ULcnret and CIicrri, o0 the Sale Lnion, were top scoreir w itoi s 9 points, out o. a pj)sibLe 1it, tihe lornier scoring tie po~sibe at ouU, and tlle latter at adJ yard5. lie vigitors were eiitertainiie at luncheon oil tile geound, tile catering being iii the haiids of Mr. Mikiehiian. lii rte evening they were entertained at Coloc's iiotel. Tney were greatly pleased with tile arrangein cuts iadele locally for their comfort during their stay, and also with the marking and other arrangements at the rifle range. After uinner an acijouriunent Vwa. made to tlCe conunrcria room where a pleas...
WORKERS' COMPENSATION. THE NEW ACT. HOW IT WILL OPERATE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
WORKERS' COMPENSATION, THIE NEW ACT. 1HOW IT WILL OPEIATE. By 'l"Bunyip" in thc "?WVeekly Times." Tile Workers' Compensation Act is passed, and will, in the course of a fe\ rinontlis, come into operation. The delay is caused by thei nced of aTpointing a State Insurance Corm umissioner and organiijlg a State In surance otice. There rmay be a dinu idea amongit .he people on the land (both em ploycrs ranl cniploycs), that the Act ro0s not touch thelu; but only re lites to comrpenisation for Workmen in cities. They can be assured that every industry. whether in tlhe city or in the couoitrx, is affected. There is ao exception in favor of uniy em ployer of any kind, and worker means almost every kind of worker (including domestic servants and ap IJIlrtl Ca) \VIIU W\'OrlI?S 1o0" all; 1 15 elll PlOr'c. ra all ClliPtUOCer, illlCudiIg litlir?S, agrfittilrul.at aioU a.r per .ois carryirg oi daiy ri,.ld oi ag -rCUlt ural opratlilOl 1 c.; rrr1)o, tll 1to 110ric trli; beare larly people rtr) get ...
TRUSTS AND COMBINES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
TRUS IS 4ND COMBINES. -----+--- Our eltb -t¾r 'orrot .,p tdttrut writes: That highly unplkcsant person, tr. Sharpt, iM.P., has never ceased since his retur! to tho - IHou tve 0 lepr·esi tative.S as metmbi r mriix .x-try' to di nounc- ti? .\Aerican 1er'f Trust, whici h; ctlim. l was getting a3 foot lng in Au.-trha. L ifortunatily, Mr. Sharpe mti ni d his t'rmnarts to melO general titih t asrral'd, d ulh t'ust oilll operatiotns, ;ni Co' t ntlll hlillm l.f with bMackg.:aitrd]ing th,, tGo?ernmlenlt. It wouild ;!a r,, hIo\vietl', r nit', f.onI what ii hat!oe-in i hn Suith Amnrict. that ,It. Sharpe': cry ot " wolft ehoult nous b,- iglored by Australia. In tile A?m-;:,ti:i the tim rican 1tete Trust thas e, inlm.lI ly tioltkdcd out the cOmnptm titiil ,f the I tritish itd local CO.)panie. by si ullblititillm at first to great lh, m t. int o ,]tainiing com plote cotlirolo of tho inmirltet, so tihatr now, the \r'l' tiim 'll, 'overtn ent is I: ing tPai -mdi to to takte action :o protect the sto...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
The number of cattle listed for this I week's market is 3165. Oa enquiry at the hospital last night wiv ascertained that there is no im provement in the condition of Mr. Geo. Mawley, who met with so severe an accident on Wednesday last. At the Sale Borough Council meet ing held last evening, the tender of Geo. Cater, for 750 yards of gravel, stacked and spread in the East Ward as directed, was accepted at 1/11 per yard. The Sale County Court will sit on Thursday next, when a number of cases will be heard by His Honor Judge Eagleson. The list appears in another column. At the Stratford Police Court on Friday, before Mr. W. W. Harris. P.M., James Reeves was fined 3/, and J. W. Conway 5/, for not sending their children to school. Mr. E. R. Gregory will commence a great sale to-day at the Temperance Hall of ironmongery, drapery and sad dlery. The sale will be continued on Saturday. On Wednesday evening last a plea sant little function took place at the close of the evening practice of S...
"THE STYLE IN WHICH IT'S DONE." [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
"THE STYLE IN WHICH IT'S DONE." Aprolpos of a leading article which was published in the last issue of "The Mercury" regarding the pololu tion of tile Thomp)son River, we take the following from the report of the last meeting of the Walhalla Shire Council, published by the "Chron icle': Cr. Hlannan drew\ attention to tile hlabit sonce pecople ma.de of dumping all sorts of rubbish into the creek. This was a menace to the health of tlhl townI. The overseer, who was the principal officer of the council, having the opportilnity or detecting the cul lirits as lie went up and down the street, should attend to this mitter: as it was very Important to keep the channel clear. . " Cr. Hlartrick said he lald noticed a number of children making dams and pliying in the creek, a prRactice which hre thlought, for their ow'? sakes, should be stopped. Cr. -arry said that up the right Ihmndil irnlch a duck-pond several feet deep hiad been iiatde. H ld illno re collection of any permission having b1tn...
THE GENTLE ART OF FLYING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
THE GENTLE. ART. OF. FLYING. -4----` If all are not - doing it," as the song says, they s?oon vwill be! ''We are quite safe as long as we are in thle air, no mattel at \i'hat height, or how fast we are .goiln?. ..The oni diliculty is in coming back to earut. io says i?r. 11arry .iawiKer, wno nab recenlt rll Den glving lglly successIuri exllibiOllS OL.. lle LrL. Of aVlatlOll 1'1 eluOturiile, ulue ulotices o \Willlcl ilave app?ared in ." '.nLe tGippslanu .ner cury." 'lihe trutn. of tne ouservatonr is self-ev6itlellnt.. It is olllo0tact W1la SOluf.u111iig HaI2er teLaLn Olle:S srel tUlit alx hurt. 11l0 air.is nlt.llarttuer uilan onres s elL. 'vjerelore, 0 lullun as oil0 Can Sltay ile (11i air, ne is ail rigit DLUt LaIS 1COnllli i L tne groullna-11ow a-.aln, .-oringti an valua.Dle lives has-it UtL ?,struyea: o onie neLo . 'be to.i nov it coUlles to pass tuat all Uni aviators are young4 lmen. 'ney don't ule to gruw uln, or, 11f they ao, it is beCause t11ey Inave '_ Swornl o01" iii ..Ue, a...
AVON SHIRE COUNCIL. MONDAY, MARCH 2. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
AVON SHIRE COUNCIL. MONDAY, MARCH 2. prent-The President (Cr. Scott), and Crs. ail, Taylor, Klfleen, Thom n, Kirklam, Carter, Long and Hur 19'. Correspondenoe. Fro the Shire of .uln Buln, stat Fothat the following resolution had bee unanimOuSly adopted by the been il-'" That in the opinion of this council it is essential, for effectual set tlenent of Crown lands in Glppsland that a Comnissioner be appointed to detote his \'holte time to s?ettllng tilhe unsettled lands (\which he would re cUmlntelld tor settlellltlnt) of the Crown in the pronlce; such orticer to advlse tle .o\vrlment as to the best course to be iollowled in regard to roads, railways, best methois of clearlng and treatmlent or lallnd, and other mat ters in COnlnectlon withll such areas to be rthrown 'open tfor settlemelltt, and tor settlement generally mi Gipps land. 'Iho letter \\welt onll to say:-Mly council leels that the peculiar dirthi culeles and needs of Gippsland cannot be adequately dealt with unless the prov...
COMMERCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
COMMERCIAL. Thee. B. Littlei an;t Co. rlrt: Fat Cattle-We ha.1 a bic punng ait Tiaratlgon: gco I atoni.al-ce of loa: aind visiting uiuthiers, v.' r thing >old will. (,od sal' a.t. htosedale. At Brinrgo long. firii nittumber fot ward, all old Iut ole cow. 5 notl s io in'y -s tll-ld at Sale. prie.v about. cualt to la.t ic porn. We quat prime cows £6,6. '£7 10-, gool do. from t 5n La-a nw :litmt sorts froa £-17 6. h'fers front ii9-, s'ae'-s att £6 5/. 8:ore Cattle --Very. heavy yau'ding at Traraig =n i aut 7 00 head "rown catitle) mostlyo vr linei cattle fro i- tie hills: a bi uts:rc of goodl bUyers. nld notvith- tan ,ing the dry weather we sohl pr;?cte.lly :h. whole vorling at, very. s:ati-fa~ctry it iCu . .A verY. iiltst yarlin' at oh e &lt; I!e: high prtics rulel. A fw ll ic 'Iuts in at Satle, bt buyers hardly-i as keeo as at other sales. No paritiis Mars to hand. Sheep-Splendid d tmand iic fatt nit d stores. Our special sale at Sale ais wIt tll attended b bc tuyers, aind...
WHAT'S IN A NAME? [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
WHAT'S IN A NAMEZr Our Sydney correspondent writes: "?We shouldn't use that ugly word 'drought.' ": So, in effect, says the senior morning daily. The reason is that it gives British people the im pression that the ordinary condition of Australia is that of a country con tinually battling with desperately dry conditions. As a matter of fact, I do not suppose that "the oldest inhab itant" can recal a time when every part of the country was rejoicing in a fairly adequato rainfall. There is always trouble somewhere or other from want of rain. Not unfrequently, there are, at the same time, other lo calities which are drowned out by too sudden. or too persistent, a downipour. About. the last word of meteorological science is that, in a big continent of the "solid" conformation of Austra lia, it is pretty certain to be dry in the interior, when there is a wet season on the coast, and vice versa. A striking instance has occurred this year. The country inland has pro duced a record wheat cro...
POLAR EXPLORATION. DR. MAWSON'S TRAGIC STORY. London, Feb, 27. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
POLAR EXPLORA;ION. DR. MAWSON'S TRAGIC STORY. (Per Reuter.) London, Feb. 27. The "Daily Mail" to-day publishes he personal narrative of Dr. Mawson, eader of the Antarctic expedition, who arrived in Adelaide on Thursday. Dr, Mawson says:--" The 14th December vas a beautiful day, Lieutenafit Nin nis, Dr. Mertz and I were in the highest spirits. Owing to the arrival of an Inbroken plateau- the trouble seemed ended. Dr. Mertz, with the trail-break er. was a quarter of a mile ahead of ne and the first dog team. Then came Lieutenant Ninnis with a sledge and the most vital necessities. This plan was adopted in order that the irst sledge must suffer if a crevasse vas met with. I'I unexpectedly found my team crossing a crevasse. We had already negotiated scores of these. I called out "Crevasse!" to put Ninnis on'his guard. On looking back soon after no hing met my, eye but an expanse of snow and ice. SWALLOWED BY YAWNING CREVASSE. "Then the possibility of what might have happened at the crev...
ROSEDALE WATER SUPPLY. PUBLIS MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
ROSEDALE WATER BUPPLY. - -----~----- - PUBL1 MIEETING. In the Rosedalo Mechanics' Hall on Friday night a large and representa tive gathering of local resilents took place to hear Mr. Keys, B.C.E., ex plain his schemes for supplying Rose dale with an up-to-datewate r scheme. Cr. I'mllholby presided. 'l'The chlairman bricilly explained tlhe object of the meeting, and stated that their engineer had comle with plans and specitications, and was prepared to atns\\l rlquestiotns after lie Ihad ex plaited the schcells. I IC also said that if thts., present alppro\vet of Oite of the schemies, tlhey. mIust stick to it and not tirnl it down afterwards. The engineer outlined his schemes as follows: Il accordance with tite resolution piassed lat ur nmeeting on 13th Feb ruary last instrllcting the engineer to rep':'rt on a schemen of water supply o'or thle township of Rosedale, I have the hotnor to u tblnit herewith a geit oral outline of a schemIe, \which, If carrie dout, would suppltlv the town...
STORY OF HEROIC STRUGGLES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
STORY I H.' SO1 I' .OTuLEP The I al" ss:- r. iMawson 's I1S 'y i touched with the majestv of l,-, VI in d anth, d reve-als the sacritic?-S i'' n if or racte tire ne)lal: It" I ' nlakt? ill iI-lsluit of . . " illlp'nll d o " Scott- is caur'I 1 t Mar i - N son S luoa'il. 'o V il ' n i, . NAthin n i ote oh"l stol of Antarc LiC .xpI ri,:. colnPa ri'S wNith the so litary journic'.. thr lugh a 1 unutterlY Thet ,?1 ll ?ldllt" i n slates: - 'lhaouah h'oinson tragedies are .ip-td h tihose .f th- SCott exPedt t n11. I ord \iill not illingly let die the Sor . of the heroic struggles SD r. Z1 soIni aitd "?r. MIertz. There ir, l-.a I th i!lini pages in Polar history. v
CLEARING THE LATROBE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
CLEARING THE LATROBE. A\ confereicŽe 'f represetntativ'es fronl the Traralgon, Morwell, \\arraigu,l Rosedalo Shires, and Sale Borough. met in the Shire Hall, Traralgon, on Friday, to discuss a proposal for the snagging and straightening of tile La trobe River. The conference \as conl -venled at t he inlstane' of the Traralgon Shire, and ('r. \\'hittakelrs, thie Plresi dent, presided. Mr. Livingston, hon orary Minlister, land the Heon. E. J. Crooke, 31.L.C., were also present. It was resolved, nll the tuotion of Crs. Henderson and Copeland--" That the Governmenlt be asked to senld a conl petent ohllcer to inspect and report to this conferenlle on the probable cost and practicability of snagging and cutting sonle of the bends in the atrole RPiver, hetween Moe and Sale, het..?enl Traralgolnl and Sale, and be twveeln ltoit·dle and Sale, with a le\vew of formln~ a trust to carry1" out the work. "luln'lRl On the Illotion of Crs. Cullinan and Pcetit, the lion. E. J. Crooke, and Crs. eli.h,...
PECULIAR PROMOTION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
PECULIAR PROMOTION. Our Mclour?lln orreospolund?nt \\writes: Years ago 1 knewI in a country towit a quiet, hard-workillng postmllaster, who \\'was lucky t'enough later onl to rise to the rankl of inspector before hle re tired on pension. Those who knew the gentl.eman in question must, like tny self, have been rather surprised the other day to linld him described in a utarriage ad\'ertisemtent as an inlspec tor of 'police; ' and yet the papers tlhat make these silly mistakes were lighting the other day tooth tuid nail against a claim for datmages by a woman whlose honoulr had beenll assail ed through a birth advertisement in serted by thle papers \withottt inquiry.