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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
Spoolal Advort1somonts. JAS. IROWE & SONS, 118E TO ANNOUNCE SPEOIALS FOR FEBRUARY, Guns, aOrtridges, and Shooting Requisites HOLLIS GUN, WITH CROSS BOLT, £6. Hollis Uun, with oroes bolt and pigeon barrele, £7/10 Genuine Hollio Gune, with ordinary fastener, £4/1171/6 and £5/10 Stevens' Single Barrel Gun, 22/6 Stevens' Single Barrel Gun, with automatia ejector, 25/ Stevena' Single Barrel Gun, automatio ejector, Nitro, epecial steel barrel, 40/ and 45/ W, W. Greener's '' I)ominlon " Hammer Gun, £10/10 W. \\' Greoenr's " Empiro " IIaunmorless Gun, £12110 Bonehill Guns at all prices, A real bargain--Bonohili Gun, with crose bolt, a real beauty at £4/17/6 Clatbrough and Johnston's IHammer Guno at £0115 and £7/15 " Clarbrough and Johnston'a Hllammerlese Gun, £11/15 SMarson's (English Hammorleas Gun, £9/10 CARTRIDGES CARTRIDGOES CARTRIDGES * Black Powder, loaded by Kynock's, 1/9 paoket " Aster " Smokeoless Powder, beat value over Imported, 2 packot Kynook's Job Cartridges, Smokeless...
IRRIGATION. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
IRRIGATION, GENEAL, satisfaction will be felt at the intelligence that Mr, Elwood Mead is to return to Victoria, The work done here by Mr Mead is of such a oharaoter as to have been of the greatest value to the State, It is no exaggeration, howtver, to say that it is only balt completed, When the policy of encouraging irrigation was first adopted here it was only half under. stood. There was a general impression that if only water were provided the desert would be made to blossom as the rose, The men on the land would enthusiastioally utiliso the life giving fluid, Fruits and cereals would spring from the soil as if by magic, Those who raised them would live in afflience, and Victoria would become a place of wealth and prosperity, Need. less to any these beautiful anticipations were not realised, The reasons were of a complex nature, Mistakes were made by the engineers who planned the irrigation sohemes, '.oh water that should have been supplied was in many oases wanting, mainly bec...
CORRESPONDENCE. AVON PLAINS LAKES. (To the Editor of the MERCURY.) [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
OORRESPONDENCE, AVON PLAINS LAKES, (To the Editor of the Mimcuvlv,) Sir,-In a recent isono of your paper, March 14th, a correspondent ouggeato a eshomn for the filling of tho Avon Plains Lakes from the channel con. necting from the IRichardoon to JDatyo Oabyo, and aleo ttatea that tho Cow. mieessionere have abandoned the idloa of an embankment around Blatyo Oatyo, I understand that thin is not corroct, and would uivo a wrong impreaoion, ao the Water Commieoion intend to bank Babyo Ootyo more or lesu, after two yearn. If thle improbable ocheme of filling the Avon Plains Lakes were carried out, Babyo OCtyo bhing banked and full, in the ovent of a flood coming acrose from the Avon river, it would e mean doetruotion to those ratopayoroe living around and on the north of a Batyo Oatyo, It in to be hoped that C the Shire will hasten slowly before i gives conseont to a choemeo of thia kind being carried oat, as objeotions will be raled,--Yours, eto., IRATEPAYEn, 1
BOROUGH COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
BOROUGH OQUNOIL, 4- The ordinary mooting of the St. t Arnaud Borough Council was held in I the Counolil Chambers, Town Hall, on t Monday evening, there being present : Ore, Rowe (Mayor), Manallaok, Sloane, Grigg, Oorbotr, M'Glashan, M'Kechnie, c and Roed, An apology was received from Or. Straton, COItlHSPONDEN(C, From Lewis Bros., forwarding bound volume of S'r, ARNAUD MEsn?tY for 1913.-Or. Sloano moved that a vote of thanks be passed to Moosro. Lewis, The bound volumes of the M1mcItUR , which were yearly presented to the council, were very vluahbloe.-Or, Manallack seoonded, remarking that the volumes were valuable for reference to past events dating back for many years,-The Mayor said he quite agreeood with the motion, The gift was a very valuable one, containing a complete record of the doings of St. Arnaud and distriot.-Thoe motion wan carried, Front M, Oarroll, apologising for a wandering cow, wh!oh had been let out of a small paddock to got water at the Silver. mines dam,--Refe...
JOYLAND. PAUL RAINEY'S HUNT PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
JOYLAND. PAUL RAINEY'S HUNT PICTURES, Those who attended at Joyland on Mon. day and Tuesday evenings last to witness the above pictures wore treated to an ox. oeptionally interesting and instructive study of animal life in equatorial Africa, those taken at a waterholo being pro. nouneood by Profoesor Oaborn, Curator of the Museum of Natural lIltory in Noew York, as the greatest contribution to natural soiotca in the last decadeo, The preliminary piotureo show the preparations for the hunt and the constitution of the party, and these, together with others taken along the route, introduce the customs and habits of the various native tribes, In the transportation of the paraphernalia the allowance for each native was 60 lbs., and for asch camel about 350 Ibs. The un. assembled cages into whlih the captured wild animals were plaeod were oatried by the natives, The methods of setting theo traps was shown, and splendid pictures of the animals caught and the method of otging the feroolous ...
BOROUGH WATER TRUST. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
BOROUtGH WAT.ER TRUST, The ordinary mootling of the St, Arnaud Borough \Vatorworks Trust was held on Monday night, when there wore present (-Conus, Grigg (chairman), Manallack, Sloane, Rowe, Corbett, Ml'Glashan, jun., M'Koechnie, Reed, Apologies were re. coived from Ooms, Ml'Glashan, sen,, and Straton, ':ORKESPON DEN(. E, From Young Gay, Rall Road, stating that he was unable to pay the Trust's account, £01/4/, and he must submit to the water being out off,.-Roeeived, Fromt the Waterworks Trusts' Assoehlaion, asking to be furnihbed with particulare of any business the Trust wished brought before the annual session of the Assooiation,--To be attended to, INAN':E, Accounts amounting to £9O/1/10 were passed for payment. 'l'he treasurer reported a credit balance of £503/7,.Adopted, TICl IREsERvYOll.iS 'iThe turnaook reported depth of water in the Government reservoir 5ft, Son,, and in the goldflielsds reservoir Oft, Atten'ion was drawn to the fact that some one had pulled down the fence ...
NEW POSTAL RATES. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
NEW POSTAL RATES, ---t-- The new postal rates, Inoluding penny postage on letters, came into force on the let of May, The reduced rates are as follow : THROUGHOUT COMMONWEALTE AND PAPUA, Letters, Id per j oz, Letter cards, single, Id each, Do,, reply, Id each half, Post cards, slngle, Id each, Do,, reply, Id each half, Printed papers, Ojd per 2 oz, Books, printed-outside Australia, Old per 4 or, ; in Australia, Old per 8 oz, Magazines-Printed in Australla, Ohd per 8 o, ; printed outside Australla, ~ld per 4 oz, "Hansard," Old per 12 oz, Commerclal papers, patterns, sample, and merchandise, Id per 2 oz, OVERSEA DOMINIONS, Letters from the Commonwealth to the United Kingdom, oversea domllinions, British coloniee and protectorates, exoopt the New Hebrides, Id per 4 or, NEW ZEALAND AND THE ISLANDS The rates to New Zealand, srji and British Solomon Islands are : Letters, Id ' oz, Post cards, single, ld, Do,, reply, Id each half, Letter cards, single, ld, Do,, reply, id each half, Magazin...
COMMERCIAL. MERCURY Office, Tuesday evening. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
OOl~MEROIAL' hMRiatw Ofilo, Tuelday evening, VWHOLESALE, RETAIis tlour, £81171/ Flour, 160 Ib, big 15/8 COhal, £3 Chaff, 41 t'resh Butter, dairy, Fresh butter, l0d I Ih1; l?aotory, 1/2 Faotnry, 1/4 lggo, 81 Egges 01 cl3uon, 1/1 Baoon, 1/2 Checso, 81 Obseese, lOd Pollard, £L6/ per ton Pollard, 1/3 Bran, £L15 per ton Bran, 1/3 Potatoes, 51 Potatoes, 1/6 per qr
ST. ARNAUD MARKET. Saturday, 21st March. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
ST, ARNAUD MARKET, Saturday, 2st March, Mlesers. A. J, Simpson & Co, report having hell their usual sale in their private yards on Saturday last, when a good atteodauce was present. For the few light horses yarded eomlpelltlno wm dull, Pise sold well, Good suckeor 17/6 to 15/, smaller do 12/ti to i/, Poultry met a brisk eale voung ronatera 1/Il to 1/3 each, heoe l/d to 10. Fruit and vegetables sold well, 'lTomatoes, 4/t to 4/9 per case; apples, :1/6 to 2/3; quinose, 2/; grapes, 3/ to 3/; oagti;ges, 1/ to 4/ per drz 1urnituro anud undry items sold to good complotitlo?,
PRODUCE MARKETS. Melbourne, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
1'1101)U(Ut; IARK~i'N, Mlelbourie, Friday, \Vttut, - II thiu alIseitite I cf 1 titot ii no boaoioee to ieport i u ho local masrket, ýhoejt Litan. .-..bait tiltplies l'itI rillered of this weCeik's sitJ ionD (Xtiutpteliton was' pot as keen as thle previott week, although the airarkeb Mulle~d firui,, lfidesp-·-vara oittlitfee wnvert aubutittitti t thin vlie LI autliona, )hiyyre wiere in lull I trlc'i and the misirkeit for all wright5 was Liwiti Itutu uniwbtsued\ Ta'llow --LilRa e eu~lpliOi tVCf oltferad git .VWidneoday's snotiout npiit"o 10ll Irime lota the tutirket wes uiithiin'Ji bul good colour liute derolictd ,/ to Ito/ here toti adil badly rendecuul lina oItt ito I3/ eCr ton, Furred Hleius1 ,Y o ~-`8mall oi taloet;,tu tt'ei subomited at Montly'e auttott his mtwi fet eg 'ii sotveitl lcmth ot sI all itoalltloti of rbbit ahiiut, 51kh mad a Iir!lies adlvanue of 4d Ite lb. toilloMst ittkie beat pimos lialhi tat ;;ittutV'Y Siupplies of pthottoo to ritId It stvt htt tnly ioietato, and p...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
AMUSEMENT_ JOYLAND. Monday, March 30th. HE LATEST INVENTION in the T MIvlg Pioore world will be Intro. duced at Joyhnd on the above date. VIVAPHONE, WHICH TALKS AND EXPLAINS I THE PICTURES. North.Western District Rifle a Clubs' Union, n - e T IE ANNUAL MATCHES of above r Union nill be held on the St. Ar. I naud Rifle Range, TUESDAY, 31st Maroh, and. WEDNESDAY, 1st April, Shen over £100 in prize money will be offred for competition. W. GARGETT, Hon, So,. Carapooee State School. A PINIC, BALL and SUPPER will be held at the Sohoolroom on FRI. DAY, April 3rd, 1914, in aid of school fund, \V, CROWHURST, Hon, Soe, a Stuart Mill Sports. THE ANNUAL SPORTS will be held on WEDNESDAY, April 22nd, 11114, Horse.Racing, FootRacoing, and Novelty Events. Information and Pro. gramme from the Sees. ( RAND BALL In evening. W. DERRICK,1 ee. R, ROMANO, J ' St Arnaud and District Cale donian Society's Sports, Wednesday, April 15th, i 1914, Show Grounds, St. Arnaud, PROGRAMME OF EVENTS. PIPING and DANOING...
CARRY SUNSHINE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
OARRY SUNSHINE, There are people in (the world wht seem to carry sunshine with them, and to radiate it on all around them.on, I is a pleasant thing to moot them whell one is in trouble or porploxity. Thoi ohcerful smiles go right to tle heart, thoir hopeful words take the sting out of disastor, and the burden which ,.eighed upon the spirit before they brought their reassuring counsel to bona upon its cause, is lightened by their oarnest .9sympathy. ilesse:d is the mat) who can call one of thesoe comforters his friend; tllrice blessed ho who hau ono such for a wife, 1low sheo bonauti lies his hooel Hfow the light of her bravo lovoe shines against thoe clouds of misfortuno when they dalrken around huim, spanning themn as with pronmise bows, and prefiguring a happior future bohind the gloom, No rightly con. structed man who has such a helpmato can over despair. In the conduct of all reforms the moe thing needful is the unfaltering courage of a few who have absolute faith that the right...
RACING. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
RAOINO, Splendid entriee have been received for the Wedderburn races, which take place to day, It is anticipated that the mo 3ting will even eolipse last year's, which was a pronounced success. There are only two short of 100 ens tries, whihob include some of the best racehorses up country, and it is a cer, tainty there will be some good cono tests. The jolut secretaries, Mesosr, F Gibson and P, M'Ourk, have every' thing in readiness for the meeting, A numlber of S0, Arnaud sports hare decided to patroulee the raese,
MINING ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
MINING ITEIVIS, leaere, Douglae, of Stuart Mill, eoOur?d the contraot for the Alnklen of a water storage dam for the Ioealiba Alluvial G ?., (o. The work ~tartod hat woeek. Pluzzle Flat (tild Mining Company, No Liabilily, Beallbsa 19thI March.-Rlho to a hteight of 31J ft. from raBle, bored from back of rlse, Touched wueh 0 ft. ( In. over back. Expe t to reach wash Friday 20th, and have opeonifg ote lin ooltlon end of week,
WHAT IS WORRY? [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
WHAT IS WORRYP Did you ever think what a wonder, fully significant word worry isP We use it to describe the treatment an animal gives to its victim. A dog will pounce upon a cat, shake it, toss it, re-capture it when it has half esca}ped, and finally maul it out of all resem ldance to its original being. . Well, that is nearly what we dA mentally in that useless process which we rightly call worrying. We seize upon some fact or fancy, turn and twist it into .every possible shape, view it with fear and foreboding until it is distorted out of all sate and na. rural proportions. To see things sim, ply as they are, and to become in, aapable of needless fretting, would onng such a reign of mental and bod. ily health as the world has never seen since Eden. l _
TO THE POINT. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
TO THCE POINT. "I think I'll get out and stretch my ogs a little," said a tall man, as the ;rain stopped at a station. " Oh, ion't I" said a passenger who had been iitting opposite to him, and who had oeen much. embarrassed by the legs of lis tall companion.-" don't do that I They are too long already." Two young married ladies were talk ng about their husbands. Said one of ;hoem, " Do you really think that your. ules went shooting yosterday?" 'Well, I don't think he tried to de ;eive me yesterday; I'm iielined to think he went." "But lhe didn't bring onck afly gameP" " That's what makes me fool sure he did go," was the wife's 'eply, . nlady once remarked to a clover actor who had a broken nose, "I like your acting, sir; but, to be frank with you, I can't get over your nose," " No wonder, madam," replied he; " the bridge is gone." Equally ready was another actor whose benefit resulted in a very thin house, The anotress in the scene with him speaking very low in her com. munications ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
VICTORIAN Producers' Co Operative Co. Ltd. Read 0f0ioe-495 Collins.et,, Melbourne, Grain Shed-Wlllamstown. Wool, Hide, and Skin Stores, DAIRY PRODUCE, stook Sales-Melbouarne, Uendlgo, Sun. bory and Nagnmbio, Land, Estate, and Insurance Agents. SiBas, Manures, O Tis, O T winer o ceries, rea, leo ENQUIRIES INVITED. P. O ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS LEAVE MELBOURNE EVERY ALTERNATE WEEK FOR MARISEILLES & LONDON Calling at Adelaide, Fremantle, Colombo, Aden, Port Said, Gibraltar, Plymouth en route With permission to call at Brindisi FIRST and SECOND Saloon only Return Ticket to Europe available for Two Year. RATES OF PASSAGE MONEY To FREMANTLE Single £7 10s, to £9 10s. Return £1I 10,. to £14 51. To COLOMBO Single £27 10,. to £34 2s. Return £40 14s, to £50 12x. To BOMBAY and CALCUTTA Single £29 14.. to £37 8s. Return £44 to £56 2,. To MARSEILLES Single £39 121, to £78 2.. Return £66 to £116 12x. o To LONDON Single £41 16s. to £82 1Is. Return £69 6,. to £123 4s. Full particulars on applicat...
A TALE OF THE ROYAL NAVE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 25 March 1914
A TALE OF T.IIE ROYAL NAV , The following story illustrative of lord Nelson's genial kindness is re :orded in the diary of the Rev. A, J. Scott, Lord Nelson's secretary- Ono bright morning, when the ship was moving about four knot an hour through a very smooth sea, ov. arything on board being orderly and quiet, there was a sudden cry of DMan overboard." A midshipman named Flinn, a good draftsman, who had been sitting on the, deck comfort, ably sketching, started at the cry, and, looking over the side of the ship, he saw his own servant, who was nc swimmer, floundering in the sea. Before Flinn's jacket could be thrown off the captain of marines had sent a chair through the port-hole in the ward-room to keep the man float ing, and in the next instant' Flino had flung himself overboard and was swimming to the rescue. The Admiral, having witnessed th( whole. affair' from the quartor-deck, ?was ?higlilvy delighted with the scene; 'indl:'hein tlie party, chair and all, had been hauled on ...