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SPORTING NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
8PORTING NOTES An interesting tennis match is to bo played on Tuesday afternoon at 4 o 'clock on the Presbyterian court, when Dr. Lewers and Mr. Rolland are' to meet Messrs. Bienvenu and tirumle.v It is relport.d that \Ir. John Mills \was three weeks ago offered fourteen tho)usand pounds for his fill" Tra (,tte, but declined it. l'Thle Na:nbrk sports take place onl 'lhursday next, at the Nlmbrlkl town shipl. l'There hlt:is been a good ellntry for thie chief pedestrialn events, and the hanlldicaps are Ilblished e!sewhere in this issue. Tite othier events on an excellent pr'grIlalnlme are post enItry. A large attendance is expected, and the proceeds from thie sports and from thie ball in the evening should materi ally benetit thie hall funds. A nteaL of sixteen melI representing the Sale Union Ri.le Club goes to Ade laide on \llondae'y, and will fire a match at 3a:tllarat on T'uesday. A match will be filed tgaiilst Adelaide later on in the week. Mr. Len Davis bred the clever lit t!e p...
RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
RIFLE SHOOTING. There was keen competition at W"illiamstown on Saturday in the fin Ial stage of the test to aid the selec tion commnittee appointed by the Vic torian Ri.ile Association in choosing the Victorianl elmtubers o the tenam to relcpresent Aiustralia at iisiey. As soon as the test shooting- had been com pleted the coimn. iutteC (Lieutelnant C1lonels Marshall and Scnmmens and Messrs. A. Urant, (1. Waugh, R. Re seigh, and '.. L. Browni), with Major terttt ts chYnrmai, net on the range and selected the fo!lo\wing:--R. lx . Alston tturriy .iv-er), Lieutenant S. A. Lg t(Austratlian Intelligence Corps). C. t'ross tCollingwood. Em ergencies.--J. Mrues , Collingwood). Lieutenant \\. \\Warn-e lSca\iei). G. C'artledgce (Sale) wvs 1tth on the list of competitors.
NAMBROK SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
NAMBR3OK SPORTS. Following are hlandicaps: Sheltield tiandicaLp, 130yds. - Yds. M1. W. Coloe .. ........ 10 L. Fell .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10 G. \. Douglas .......... 11 E. G. Redenbach ........ 14 P. Glallaghcr .......... 14 \\W, Cupit . . ... . 14' , H.. I. Thornley.. ...... 15 WV. Richardson .......... 15 XV. H. Storey .. .. ...... 15 :. J. A. Roberts ........... .15% :: E. 3allows ............... . 16 P. 3M'Doninell .......... 16 J. E. W\illiams .......... 16 J. Smith ...... . ..... 16 G. Barrett ............ 16 G. H. \Williams ........... 16 Nambrok Plate, 220yds. 1. W. Colo.e ..............12 G. V. Douglas ...... .. .. 15 P. Gallagher............ 15 \V. Cupit ......... ...; .. 19 . E. G. Redenbach ...... .. . 20 \V. H. Storey......... ..- 22 1-. MI. Thornley........ ... 22 \W. Richardson.. . . - 22 E. Mallows ............ 24 J. ... Roberts ............... 24 G. R. V illianms............. 25 J. E. Williams ............ 25 J. Smith.. ............ 25 G. 1Iarrett ..... . ...... 25 T...
THE QUAIL SEASON. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
'l-HE QUAIL SEASON. Yesteriday witnessed the oecninlg of the qu-il season. In this district some fair bags were secured. Messrs. J. P. Morrison. Lowe and party secured sonme forty brace, Messrs. Tom Norton and Gabbett twenty, and Messrs. W. E. Glenny and C. LBowen well up to the lastunlamed number.
ROWING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
RlOW1NG. The club supporters and their friicIs ar. ccrtidialy invited to the c'anal R- eerve on Thursday next, by the Sal,, -ewing Club. to witness the il , .,urs. The ervws w"Lre picked s-'In \ve\k..s back, and they have been Sin. st edily ever since; each crew b..iug inxius to \?~n the trophy whi'?h 'as bec generously donated by Mr. \. unu. "The selection .tunluitt, hIi t 11m de Lrcclucnt visits to the canail :.0 late, . * watch the foirm displayed by the rowers, as this will be taken into eonsideration when picking the crews for the conilng Eas ter regatta.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
BIRTH. COLLIE.- On the 6th February, at Nurse Rankin's private hospital, Kooyong-road, Armadale, to Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Collie (daughter of Mr. H. W. Holloway, "Gippsland Mer- cury," Sale), "Canowindra,' Syd- ney-street, Armadale - a son DEATHS. BARRETT. - On the 26th February, 1914, at the Post-office, Caramut, Adelaide, beloved wife of Arthur A. Barrett, ex-stationmaster Victorian Railways, aged 59 years. CRESSWELL.-On the 19th October, 1913, at Uxbridge, near London, England, Elsie Louisa, wife of C. A. C. Cresswell, retired police mag- istrate, of Melbourne. McNAUGHTON.- On the 2nd March, 1914, at his residence, Dutson, James Turner, dearly beloved hus- band of Marlon McNaughton, aged &nbsp; 47 years. FUNERAL NOTICE. The Friends of the late MR. J. T. McNAUGHTON are respectfully in- vited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Sale General Cemetery. The Funeral will move from his late residence, Dutson, at 12 p.m. THIS DAY (Tuesday), and pass through Sale abo...
GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 March 1914
GENERAL NEWS. Lieutenants Harrison and Petre, two aviators engaged by the Defence Department, made successful flights at the quarters of the aviation corps at Point Cook on both Saturday even ing and yesterday. Five machines were tested, and they behaved splend idly. Mr. V. 1ilson, the secretary of the Mister Printers' Association, told the Interstate Commission that so far as he knew the sole reason for the policy of coercion was that the printers who did 85 per cent. of printing business in MIelbourne, and wero members of the .association, feared the printers who did 15 per cent., and were outside the association.
TRUE BLUE CATS WOMEN FANCIERS TRIUMPH. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 March 1914
TRUE BLUE CATS \VOM1EN FANCIERS TRIUMPH. The triumph of the true blue, of the real blue blood, was the distinguishing mark of the two days' cat show opened yesterday at the Horticultural Hall, Westminster (says "The Daily Mail" of January 9). It was the biggest show of cats ever held, and the blues were the biggest class. The blue cat was "'nvented" just thirty years ago by Miss Simpson and is a monument to the peculiar skill of women as fanciers. The blue was 'created" marvellously out of a com bination of black and white. At first the blues were also tabbies, but now these skilful 'vwomen fanciers have got rid of all tabby markings, and the blood is so blue that a blue cat always pro duces a blue, though now and again a little black blood is allowed. And very beautiful the blues are, .as well as true. CATS WITHOUT A FLAW. Tile judges, a majority of them women, wso posed the cats successively cn a green baize card-table and searched for both flaws and fakings, could find neither in...
MR CHAMBERLAIN AN IMPERIAL STATESMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 March 1914
I1R CHAMBERLAIN AN IMPERIAL STATESMAN. (By N. Murrell Marris, in "The Daily Express.") The retirement of Mr Chamberlain at the next general election from West Birmingham will mean that Birming ham working men have lost a personal friend. Not only in his own constitu ency is he regarded as "our member,' but throughout the city. He learned his political alphabet alongside working men from those early times when he started a debating club for the men in his own works, and was a constant attendant at the debates at Smethwick, profiting by thle criticisms of his own workmen. There was also the wonderful day's outing at the Crystal Palace in 1S74 which he gave to his workpeople when he retired from business. One of his staff told the writer that on coming to the sta tion after the special had started he found one poor woman who had been left behind in tears, and he took her up himself to the Palace. Before he became member lie learned the wants of the people in their daily lives, he visit...
INTERESTING STAMPS £20,000 COLLECTION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 March 1914
INTERESTINGI STAMIPS £20,000 COLLECTION. By Douglas B. Armstrong, in '"The Daily Express.") The beginning of a year is, appro priately enough, a favorite time for the issue of new postage stamps the world over, and a very considerable propor tion of the postal issue of the past have made their debut on January 1. The New Year of 1914 is likewise des tined' to bring in its train some. not able additions to the pages of the stamp album, although from a variety of causes it seems improbable that tithe new postage stamps issuod-- during the year will be anything like. equal to the soniewhat abnormal:output of 1913. This supposition is based on the fact that within the past twelve months the issue of Georgian postage stamps,- in place of those bearing the likeness of King Edward VII., by the' British do minions beyond the seas has been prac tically completed, and- most of the-Por tuguese and many of the French colo nies have been provided with new stamps, while countries like Japan, Chin...
FOG EXPERIENCE AT SEA. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 March 1914
FO4 EXPERIIENCE AT SEA. (By Frederick Niven, in the "Daily News and Leader"). -'Firstly, you must have confidence in the Lcaptain. Secondly, you must allow the fatalist in you to speak a quiet w\ord-and then the fog becomes a rich experience. Under the bridge, on the upper deck. is perhaps the best place to enjoy it. From that vantage. peer ing down. you can just iake out. in the very bows, two look-out men, cran ing forward, muflled, hands deep in coat pockets, motionless. staring into the nipping grey vapor. They look like a new kind of figurehead. IUp in the fore crosstrees. in the look-out barrel, are two heads dimly seen, one on each side of the mast. each in the attitude of a short-sighted man peering into a small-print time-table on a wall. Step out from under the bridge and look up at it. The captain is canted against the front, coat-collar up. chin sticking out over the canvas dodger: at either end are sailors in the same at titude. Beside the little turret-like wheel-house...
V.R.C. MEETING. TUESDAY, MARCH 3. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 March 1914
V.R.C. MEETI\G. TUESDAY, MARCH 3. Hopeful Stakes.--Rantyga 1, WTorm wood 2, Van l3iene 3. Ascotvale Stakes.--\Voorak 1, An desine 2. Traquette 3. Naxberry- IFidelio, Maharajah, Ncbcrry, xRaheen and 3Mousqueton a!lso started. Betting-13 to S on \Vuorak, l to 1 agst Traquetle, 10 to i against Rlaheen, 12 to one each nast lMaharajah, INaxberv and Fi dlcio, 15 to 1 aga~t Andesine. Australian Cup.-\Vallalo 1, Uki 2, 'alainus 3. The Parisian. Sea Prince, Alwyne, Audacitx, Harpist, Wassail, I'riz;ighter, M1atource, Loch AmoS, Andlosi., Belove, Diabolo, Obi, St. Vano. Coradil, Gladiwyn and Lord Grey aiso started. Tine, guiin. 5tisec. Miarch Steeple.-Pladda and Bette ax 11d dead heat, Canasade 3. Cuarke HI-andicap.-Tadanga 1, Gold tbratw , Bratt!e 3. Junior 1-1andicap.-Toast 1, Lady t'antaa 2, Baaverstock S.
TOWER OF LONDON GHOSTLY APPARITIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 March 1914
TOWER OF LONDON --- -- --- - GHOSTLY APPARITIONS. (lDy a "Citizen" in "Thie Daily Tele graph.") At timnes. some will tell you, when a 'ind whistles about the turrets and tarred gates of the Tower of London, and out of a break in storm-clouds the moo1 ' eerslt' 1ion. stearching with a •lvery light the tilt'S' and sally-ports ind prisoners' walks guarded by these ighi walls, the da.rk shadow of an axe tes acros tthi lood-soaked plot of l'ouitd on TO V(-Er green, and stands '.aunt and erect. silhouetted against the sor'nan keel'. The title lapping the river wharves., lnsuen though but a few vards distant, t.li' occasional stir of the shyping, and the inexplicable sounds f a great c *ity :dd to trhe mysteries of the night. Tis should be a wracking iace for nervw's. Eight centuries of t"-tnlas story 'are isolated within the Tower's encircti'g walls. If any sub stance there he in the belief that dis tracted glsts rev'isit the scenes of their great s' :rot'.-, assuredly upon no slot on ear...
SPORTING NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 March 1914
SPORTING NOTES Record entries have been received for St. Patrick's sports, as shown by the list in these columns, Given a lini day, it will be the greatest ga thering yet held in connection with the celebration. About 100 horsemen will take part in the procession through the principlal streets to the sports ground. Tickets for the enter tainment in the Victoria Hall at night are going off rapidly. The box plan is at Cullintan's.
THE WIND OF HOPE [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 March 1914
THE WIND OF HOPE (By James Douglas, in "The Daily 1 News and Leader.") Swinburne saw and sang "A Visiopn of Spring in Midwinter." Happy is the man who can always forget the past and the present and fix his gaze on the future. For him the darkest night aches with a future star. For him there is a budding morrow in every midnight. For him there is nothing irrevocable. Happiness is the art of looking forward. The other day I was walking on the wet sand along thle chilly merge of the grey December sea. My mood was cold and dark. The remembrance of suffer ing lay heavy on my- mind. I had no strength of joy in me to struggle with the harpies of gloom tearing at miy heart. Suddenly I felt on my face a little breeze blowing off the waves. It was like the caress of an angel. There was something animate in its poignant passion of tenderness. It brought me the message of miles of strong salt sea. It set every nerve tingling, and shud dering with delighted life. As the little wind from the sea ...
BISHOP PHELAN'S LENTEN PASTORAL. APPROACHING VISIT TO ROME. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 March 1914
BISHOP PHELAN'S LENTEN PASTORAL. -+ APPROACH ING VISIT TO ROME. The Lenten Pastoral of His Lord ship Bishop Phelan was read in the churches of the Diocese of Sale on Sunday. In the concluding passage , f the letter. Dr. Phelan refers to his approaching visit to Rome. The Bishop writes as follows:- We in this new Innd, who glory in the faith St. Patrick preached in Ire land. and glory in our connection with the Head of tile Church established by Christ, should not forget our obli gations in regard to the temporal wants of the HIoly See. Since ,the Pope was plundered (1S70) al' his temporal possessions, the sacred patrimoniy of Peter from the days of 'harlemagne, he has to depend entire ly on the offeritngs of the faithful to iceet the imlnense outlay necessarily involtved in the government of a worhl-wide kingdom. WVithin a few months it will be my duty to give a personal account to the Iloly Father of the state of re ligion in the diocese, and to present the Peter'., Pence olfering,...
COCOANUT GROWING PROFITABLE ENTERPRISE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 March 1914
COCOANUT GiROWINGi PROFITABLE ENTERPRISE. During the past few years (says "The Daily Telegraph") the constantly-rising price of the products of the cocoanut palm tree has not only attracted the :tt tention of tropical planters engaged in the production of the nuts and manu facturers in Europe and America who clnploy coccoanut-oil, or coir, In their industries, but also interested financiers desirous of finding new outlets for capital. The advance in prices have been phe llnominal. A very few years ago copra --that is, dried kernels of the cocoanut from which the oil is obtained-could be 1 bought at from £10 to £12 per ton. The market quotations yesterday for the L same article were from £30,15/ to £32 S18. per ton, an increase of nearly 300 per cent. In about ten years. The causes of this remarkable inflation are t not far to seek. It is simply due to I the fact that the production of cocoa r nuts is insufficient to keep pace with the world's demands. Cocoanut oil has Ilong been in ...
MAYORAL RECEPTION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 March 1914
- MAYORAI REC'EPTI'N. In the evelting the lMinisters were accorded a rt-eception by the .MaIyor Cf Sale (Cr. \1. T. ('ullinan t at the borough chainlers, nearly all the .ountcillors heitng present, together with M\r. J. W. l' I.achlan, M.L.a.. and Sseveral otnher local residents. The Mayor said that, oil behalf of councillors and burgesses, he wIshed to t extend a very hearty welcome to the 1inisters, who had come on an im portant mission. Sale had closer set tli-entlltt aireas close to the town, and it was well known that the settlers it id troubles. It was the desire of the x:* ,-v 'ia nt- t to place its closer settle mlt'nt poli'cy oii a better footing, and 't was lIho,'ed that it would succeed. The Mayor mentioned that a numbler of yotung men had lately ce'nme to him. to sign certain patpers itn colnnection \,.th a 'pplications for 1' isrtead blocks near \\agga, and in .,ther palrts of N\e.\ South \Wales. S ,mtethi"g w'as \\r: tic wheon young Victorians -wishedi to Ieave their o...
POLICEMAN A FRIEND FIRST NIGHT IN LONDON. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 March 1914
POLICEMAN A FiVUT FIRST NIGHT IN LON? -'?N. tBy a Stranded Austral;an: in "T "British Australasi:.:: Night was closing in us, .red :n weary after a day's vain t.e:ch - work, I turned my steps to .:w .lu bankment-that last refuge ef Lon'on' homeless. Big Ben was strit:'. seven as I sank, almost exhausted, o:e onea o the seats. Soon I began to dose ,t fully, conscious even in my iei' that I was growing very cold. I dre-.?ed my old home in the- Australian llu s of the days when, even as a b,"Y. I ":i r to help "round up" the cattle V.I' th Scrack of my long lashed stoc:: . ip: livi ed once again that terrible d;, when the floods burst from -!ii Miue Mountains. sweeping atway the home stead and all the cattle which had no' accidentally strayed to a plaice safety. In my dreams I ,rcý'"ed 1i" old college days, and-most vvid r"e. lection of the day on which the u:ancl1 lor presented me with my csaunir. t1ow proud my father was. That brsvi old farmer whom no nmisfortune cOht daunt. Especial...