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MARKETS. TERANG STOCK MARKET. Monday, 30th March. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 1 April 1914
MARKETS. TERANG STOCK MARKET. Monday, 30th March. 651 cattle and 345 sheep yarded. Extra prime fat cows £8 10s to £9 16s, prime do. £7 10s to £8 5s, good do. £6 10s to £7 5s, light weights from £5 15s,- fleshy cows from £5, fat bullocks to ^9 6s. Dairy Cattle—Best cows in full profit .£8 to £9 6s, others from, £6, best pens of forward spring ing heifers £7 to £7 10s, back ward sorts £5 to £6 7s 6d. ; Store Cattle—Three, and four year old bullocks-^8 to ^8 10s, 3% and 3 year old steers £6 7s 6d, forward store cows £a to' £5, fresh conditioned .do.-from £3 10s, old and iuferior from £l. Young, Cattle—2%year old heifers in calf to £45s,' 2JA year old heifers £3 10s to £4 10s, poddies £l 5s to £i 15s. . Sheep—Fat lambs. 14s ' 6d, fat ewes to, 15s 2d, ration sheep 8s to' lis 6d.
HOW CECIL RHODES DISCOVERED A DIAMOND FIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 1 April 1914
I | HOW CECIL RHODES DISCOVERED ! A DIAMOND FIELD. A German trader in skins and 03 rich feathers from the interior, -with 'iotermaritzburg as his frontier sta lon, drove into Capetown one after r>on. He had been two months bring •■g in his waggons, each drawn by ten • )ke of long-homed oxeu, from tho ontiter trading post named. This trader, among other curious bings, had a dozen or so very bril ?.nt pebbles, which he was showing •• bis frn-suls. "Fine specimens of globular quartz,"' iid a'doctor, uev.iy arrived, who had .•st enough of a smattering of geology •i know nothing at all about it. "Would you mind giving me one oi&lt; •vo of those pebbles?" said a tall. 1 .irlc-skini:ed, slender young man. "Or will buy them from you at whatever :,u may consider them worth. I have o such stones in my collection at ome." "My dear sir," the other replied, ith the heartiness of the dweller on ne veldt, "you are very welcome to a • :ouple. Pick out any two you may ancy." The dark youn...
HARRY LAUDER. Sydney, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 1 April 1914
HARRY LAUDER. Sydney, Monday. Harry Lauder arrived to-day. The comedian, who wore his kilt, the M'Leod plaid, and smoked a meerschaum pipe of unusual pro portions, greeted his Scottish friends on the wharf with a beam ing smile as the Sonoma drew to the berth. He was practically mobbed when he landed, and the scene as he drove through the streets to the Hotel Australia was most exciting. Thousands throng ed the streets, and in Martin-place people clambered on to the motor car and refused to be driven off. The crowd outside the Hotel Aus tralia held up the traffic, and there was tremendous cheering as Mr. Lauder alighted and entered the hotel. Scores waited in the street for hours in the hope of catching another glimpse of the "star." The pipe band of the Highland Society played him up from the wharf, and entertained him with bagpipe music for the rest of the morning. "In 110 place I have been," said Mr. Lauder, "have I had such a reception. I never thought I could 1 have a better on...
TRUE COURAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 1 April 1914
TRUE COURAGE. *lt !■ bo easy tiling," remarked a , cental authority, "to distinguish. b» I tweea true courage and qualities jrtiich may take its place, such as stolidity, lack of imagination, and In sensibility. t "I once listened to a man'"who, ai B 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 coup- ! 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 with the rest. j "Most ot oc have laughed at the ex- &lt; cuse of the timid soldier who com plained that in battle his legs ran away wtth him of their own accord. Absurd as the excuse seemed, there (s a good deal of truth in it. Men may be cowards in spite of themselves, you may test thig by a simple experi ment Press your face ag...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 1 April 1914
WHOLESOME DRINK— bracing AND refreshing Pleases " a s-.v &lt;> .Racing. Ma Hires. The following dates have been granted by the V.R.C., for next season's races for district clubs :— April 4—Woodford ,, 11—Mortlake ,, 18—Terang ,, 22—Hamilton May 5, 6, 7—Warrnambool. Mothers Friend, PEDIC POMADE for tlie Head. Strikes infesting vermin dead. Price Is. with nit comb Is 6d. One application destroys vermin, kill j nits, heals sores, cures ringworm an I 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. ;;;■ * llteam WAHO> BROS. MACHINES When you are not tewing the "Drophead" Machine makes a KV-euJid table, and the machine itseil it shut away out ot the reach of the dust and the children. "VVATiD BROS. "Drophead" costB Pounds less than others, freight paid to your station. Write to-day for illustrated Catalog telling you all about this and our many other styles. Machines...
VARIETIES. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 1 April 1914
VARIETIES. Things move along so rapidly now adays that people who say, "It can't possibly be done," are continually be- — Ing interrupted by somebody doinn & lt I « * Among the Hottentots, if a widow marries again, she is obliged to cut off the ioint of a finger for every hus band she marries after the first; this ehe presents to her new husband ou her wedding-day, beginning at one of o-r the little fingers first. , " It is good discipline to do anything Tegularly, whatever it may be. Irregu- . larity is as great a thief of time as : unpunctuality. Train yourself to have k a time for everything and to do every- j thing at its time, and your day will hold half as much again. The noisy waves are failures, but 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 movement and meaning, not failing but succeed ing? After all, there Is no place like th6 ' ; farm, and no people like farmers...
SERIOUS MOTOR SMASH. CAR COLLIDES WITH CHINAMAN'S CART. FIVE OCCUPANTS INJURED. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 1 April 1914
SERIOUS MOTOR SMASH. CAR COLLIDES WITH CHINAMAN'S ' CART. FIVE OCCUPANTS INJURED. A serious accident occurred at Warrnambool on Saturday evening' at 7.25 o'clock, when a shooting party, who were returning home from Kirkstall in Mr. Geo. lack's Daimler motor car, came to grief owing to the car colliding with a Chinaman's cart. Mr. Geo. Lock was driving the car, and the other occupants of the vehicle were Messrs. Geo. Robin son, T. Baird, J. O'Malley, and V. Flett. The accident occurred at the commencement of .the Raglan Parade hill. Mr. Lock's car' had just, passed another car coming from Warr nambooi; bnt close be hind this car was a Chinaman's vegetable cart, also travelling in the direction froni Warrnambool, and carrying no lights. No doubt the glare of the lights of the ap proaching car' would prevent Mr. Lock seeing the' cart, which, as soon as the car had passed it moved out again towards the middle of the road. Almost immediately after Mr. Lock had got past the. other motor,-...
KOROIT ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. TENDER AT £6000 ACCEPTED TO COMPLETE THE BUILDING. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 1 April 1914
K0RQ1T ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. «, TENDER at .£6000 ACCEPTED TO COMPLETE THE BUILDING. The Most Rev. Dr. Higgins, Bishop of Ballarat, presided at a well-attended meeting of the parishioners of the above after the 11 o'clock Mass, at which the bis hop presided, on Sunday last. The tenders for the completion of the church were opened by the archi tect, Mr. A. A. Fritsch, F.R.I.A., of Melbourne. Eight contractors tendered for the work, and it was ultimately decided to accept the tender of Messrs Lodge and Sons, of Hamilton. The completion of the work, which will include the erection of a tower, will cost about ,£6,000. The architect was also instructed to prepare plans, etc., for the spire, as. all present were unanimous that the spire also should be built if the cost of erection were within reasonable limits. The whole of the work is to be built of bluestone, with Sydney freestone dressing on con crete foundations. The church when completed will be a beautiful specimen of early Gothic a...
TO-DAY. MORTLAKE RACE ENTRIES CLOSE [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 1 April 1914
&lt;, MORTLAKE RACE ENTRIES CLOSE Entries for the Mortlake Races close with the hon. secretary (Mr. "W. J. Bray) at the "Dispatch" Office, Mr. A. G. Bendall (Warr nambool), Mr. H. J. Buckland, (Melbourne), and Mr. Harry M'Goldrick (Balkrat), at 8 o'clock this evening. A verj^ large entry is anticipated, and fond hopes are held that the record entry of last year, viz. 103, will be exceeded. Already a good number have been received, representing some of the very best horses of the Western District. The- stakes offered are attractive and big fields should be the order of the day, as the prize money is of a tempting order. The final arrangements to the course and appointments will be made this week, and on Monday morn ing the vice-president (Mr. T, M'Kellar and secretary visited the course to ascertain what improve ments were required. The grass on the track has been burned, and all that is required to put it in first-class order is a fall of rain. Special trains will be run fro...
CRICKET. MORTLAKE v. DARLINGTON. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 1 April 1914
CRICKET. MORTLAKE v. DARLINGTON. A match was played on the Recreation Reserve on Saturday between Mortlake and Darlington. The game was very enjoyable, victory resting with Mortlake by seven wickets and 28 runs. Scores : DARLINGTON. Ham, b Ah earn 15 Murch, c Bray b Jones 0 G. L- Dennis, c and b Willing 12 Keays, b Willing- " 0 Lawrence, b Bray 0 R. L- Dennis, run out 8 Lush, not out 10 Biffin, b Absalom 4 Clark, c Willing b Jones 6 Daw, lbw b Jones 1 Byes 6 42 Bowling : Absalom, 1 for 6 ; Bray, 1 for 8 ; Ahearn, 1 for 10 ; Willing, 2 for 13 ; Jones, 3 for 19. mortlake. Williams, b Biffin 17 Jones, c sub b Lawrence 41 Willing, not out 22 Bray, c and b Lawrence 4 Sundries .6 3 for 90 Bowling : Lawrence, 2 for 33 ; Biffin, 1 for 13 ; R. L- Dennis, 0 for 17 ; G. L. Dennis, 0 for 7 ; Clarke, 0 for 7 ; Daw, 0 for 11.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 1 April 1914
BREATHING DIFFICULT . "It gives me pleasure to recommend Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to my customers," writes Mrs. Alice Morrison, Cr. Carr & Fitzgerald Sts., Perth, W.A. My children, Horace and Gweu, were, always getting bad colds attended by difficult breathing and I had many a sleepless night until I tried Chamber lain's Cough Remedy. Now if they get a slight cold I give them a dose of it and the cold is no more." Sold at F. Darn yon's Pharmacy, Mortlake.
CHEAP SILK SWINDLE. PRODUCTIVE ADVERTISING. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 1 April 1914
PRODUCTIVE ADVERTISING, Bdwin Percy Liddle, who had been convicted on a charge of ob taining money by means of false pretences, was called up for sen tence at Sydney on Monday. Evi dence was given at the trial to the effect that Liddle, by representing in an advertisement published throughout tne Commonwealth, with the exception of New South Wales, that he would sell ten yards of silk for 2s 6d, obtained a large number of postal notes, money orders, and stamps, but it was maintained that he did not intend to carry out his part of the agree ment. Mr. Teece, who appeared for Liddle, asked that he be dealt with as a first offender, but Judge Murray said that he could not take that course, .for it would bring the administration of criminal law into contempt. He said that Liddle had carried out an ingenious, elab orate, and to a great extent, suc cessful swindle, and should be dealt with accordingly. Liddle was sentenced to three years' penal servitude. Liddle opened an advertising I cam...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 1 April 1914
.NEW SEASON'S MILLINERY. W We have pleasure in announcing that . v we have opened up our NEW WINTER MILLINERY, which includes all the Latest Styles In Velvet, Flush, Felt & other >=to«date Shapes. Here you can form a correct idea the Styles that [will be worn this season. Show Room Show Room Our show room is now fully stocked with all the latest apparel. Up=to=date Coats. Fashionable Furs. Stylish Sports Coats, all the rage. Also a splendid assortment of wool len goods Attractive Neck-wear. We have a fine selection of all the Newest ideas in Fancy Bows, Collars, Fronts & Scarves. A. STEWART & Co. Merchants, Mortlake. V: i# We are now showing f a full range of new goods for 1 Autumn & Winter Wear > Including— Donegal and Harris Tweeds Costume Cloths Fox's Serge Amaranth Finish Serge Coating Serges etc. For Dresses & Costumes. Also a range of Golf and Flette Blousings. Ladies and Childrens Millinery is shown in all the latest colors and sh...
BABY'S FLOCKS AND HERDS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 1 April 1914
BABY'S FLOCKS AND HERDS. As soon mi a Lapp baby is born, a reindeer is presented to him. Tins reindeer is literally bis s'art in life, ;'or not only that deer, but all its young —and as they grow up, all their young deer—belong to the child. When he is of age, he has quite a herd of his own. This custom is of much greater use to him than if every aunt, uncle and cousin be had in the world pre sented him with the heaviest silver spoon they could find. Variations of temperature in the ocean do not exist at a greater depth ibau 600 feet. Below that the tem perature never varies. Life is like a railway train, and we are the passengers who grumble at Its slowness until we near tha ter OiUM.
Local and General News [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 1 April 1914
Local and General News This is April Fool's Day. Shire Council meeting on Friday. ( Entries for Mortlake races close to-day. ; Mr. Philpotts, dentist, Terang, will visit Mo&lt;'tlake all day on Wed nesday, 1st April (Sale Day) and may be consulted at Mount Shad well Hotel. Mrs. Savige, . organiser of the P61itical Labour Council, will address meetings this week at Hexham ; Mortlake on Friday evening, at the Temperance Hall, at 8.30 ; Ellerslie on Saturday even ing. A cordial invitation is given to ladies to attend. Deep regret was expressed by public men and State officers on Monday at the death of Mr. Henry Peacock, which occurred at 8.30 at the home of his eldest son, Sir , Alexander Peacock, Minister for . Education, at Creswick. Mr. Pea cock, who was about 85 years of age, had suffered from gout and other ailments for years. He went 1 to his room at the customary time ! on Sunday eyening, and appeared ; to be asleep on Monday morning when Sir Alexander left for Ballarat ...
"The Dispatch" WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1. PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 1 April 1914
"The Dispatch" WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1. Pubushkd Wednesday and Saturday The Interstate Commission bas had 1 a new proposal put before it in the j shape of a bounty on the production of crude oil from shale in New, South Wales. .; It appears that a company was formed a few years ago, . with a capital of ,£1,250,000, and a mana ger, whose remuneration was ,£5,000 a year, and 5 per cent, on all money he spent for the Com pany. He of course spent all it had and about a quarter of a million besides. As one of the witnesses stated, "they went the pace;" and of course failed. There is now a proposal to write off a lot of the original capital, get in some fresh money and have another try. The request made to the Commission was at first that the public should give them two pence per gallon- on all the crude oil they produced from shale, and they expected to produce 4,000,00.0 gallons a year. Thus they wished everyone in Australia to be com pelled to contribute to a sum of over £33,000 .'per --ann...
In the Refreshment Room. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 4 April 1914
7"^iW In the Refreshment Room. &lt;!. • * A sallow individual in a faded browii 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 ot your expurgated sandwiches." i "What kind?" said the proprietor. "Expurgated,- replied the other. J "One of those vacuum sandwiches for ■ which your establishment is justly celebrated." "I haven't any kind but those under that pilass cover." "Thai's all right. That's the par ticular viirii'ty I want.*" He helped himself to one of them, and lifted off the upper lid. "That is v. bat I call a sandwich nil,' he observed, eyeing it critically, yet approvingly. "There is nothing super- j rogatory about it. It's one of those J hiatus sandwiches. It's a sandwich j with an alibi,'* he added, replacing the lid and studying the outer surface of 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 wor...
FAILURES DUE TO LAZINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 4 April 1914
FAILURES DUE TO LAZINESS. "The two main causes of failure Id fife," 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 here honesty, persever j 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 opportuni 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 as he retained his normal character."