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TALLANDOON PICNIC. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
TALLANDOON PICNIC. I The annual Tullandoon, picnic ovontu i-ntorl 011 Saturday, *Uh April, There was a fairly largo attendance. Tho rocenfc ; rains, had oloarod tho atmosphere, and i this mado tho day doubly enjoyablo. Lunch having boon partakon of, all were eager for amusement. Tho juvenile part of the program was'disposed of first, and, judging by tlio beaming faces of both parents and children, all were woll satis fied. Tho adult part created groat in terest, os competition was very keen. , Special commendation is duo to tho hou. secretary, Mr. \V. Peters, for tho onor | getic way in which ho toilod to make the ! picnic a success. RosuUs of tho principal ovents are appondod : — Horse Jump.—IT. Smith's ICisber, 1; C. , Swaabrick's Lady Maude, 2. Pony Jump.—W. M'Donald's Doon, 1; C. Peters's Dainty, 2. Potato Race.—S. Smith, 1; B. Hegarty, 2. Race for a Wife.—K. Bonrran and Miss N. Lar?on, 1. Tilting ut Ring. — G. Peters, I; W. M'Donald, 2. Youug Ladies* Race.—Miss M. Shanahan, 1; ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
STATE SAVINGS BANK OF VICTORIA grants LOANS ON EASY TERMS. up to three fifths of valuation. ON BROAD ACRES £2000 to £25000 ON TOWN PROPERTIES .. ." £500 to £25000 for a term of 3 or 5 years with option of paying off a portion on any pay day. Interest 5 per cent. CREDIT FONCIER LOANS up to two thirds of valuation. ON FARMS £50 to £2000. Repayable by Instalments spread over 30 years, with interest at 5 per cent. Security may be either Freehold, or Crown Leasehold that could be made Freehold at any time on payment of the balance of Crown Rents. Loans may be granted for the purpose of purchasing the land taken as 'tecurlty, or paying off existing liabilities thereon, paying Crown Rents, improving, developing, or carrying on the farm, purchasing stock, machinery, etc. ON COTTAGES, VILLAS and SHOPS .. £60 to £1000. Repayable by Instalments spread over 19% years, with Interest at 5 per cent. No Charge for Mortgage Deed. Fuli information on application to The Inspector Genernl, THE STATE SA...
CORRESPONDENCE. DR. LEACH'S LECTURE.—A CRITICISM. To the Editor of the Herald. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
CORRESPONDENCE* [Tlio Editor in not neceaaiirily identified with opinions expressed by corre«pondeuts."] DR. LEACH'S LECTURE.—A CRITICISM. To the Editor of the Herald. Sib,—I was rather surprised tit tho artielo 011 tho Hchool age of children. Surely, a ; your or so is neither h»*ro nor tbcro. If the I State-schools were iambed full of infants at I 4j years old, the teaemng staff would be turned into a nursery stuff, ntnl the State put to that.oxponso. Tho idea, I take it, in passing children into tho High Schools is to get lifild of tho brilliant children who nro worth pushing on ; but, if lliey aro brought on by pressing the child's bruin to work be fore it baa had any childhood, just to get through one examination that it. may never rocover from, it is simply courting disaster. If the work can not be done adequately at tho age limit without hardship to the scholar and the teacher, the only common-senso view is to raiso the age aud not defeat the wish of tho promoters by starting ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
PHCENIX ASSURANCE GO. LTD. ESTD. 1782. WORKERS'COMPENSATION. FIRE. ACCIDENT, LOSSES PAID EXCEED £90,000,000. Lomm by BUSH FIRES *nd by LICHTNINO ar« mad® good by this Company. AGENTS WANTED. viotokiah 461 to 471 B3URKE ST., 0fncc: Melbourne. DALCETY & CO LTD., ACENT8. . Spoiling the Fun. It was a sweet, sad play, and there was hardly a dry handkerchief in the house. But one man in the pit irrita ted his neighbors excessively by re fusing to take the performance in the proper spirit. Instead of weeping, he laughed. While others were mopping their eves and endeavoring to stifle "I d-don't know what brought y-you h-bere." she sobbed, with streaming eyes, and pressing her hand against her aching .heart; "but if y-you don't like the p-play, you might 1-let other p-people enjoy it!" Plenty of "young men who start out into the world never get any farther than the city. An Irish soldier was crossing a bar rack square with a pail in which he was going to get some water. A sergeant, p...
TALLANGATTA SHOW. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
TALLANGATTA SHOW. Mr. M'Kuy, eecratary, supplies tho following summary of.receipts iri^oon nection with the vocont Show. For pur poses of comparison, tho receipts uuder eumo honrls for previous year are shown alougside 1914. 1913. Concert . £32 1 6 . £36 10 3 Ball . 17 17 G . 12 15 0 Gate . 35 9 0 , 32 4 0 Grand-stand . 2 17 0 .• 4 4' 0 Cloak-room . 0 17 0 . o 6 0 Weight Judging 6 18 0 . 7 4 .0 Metnbora1 Subs. to ditto . 105 8 0' . 146 0 0 Donations.. 57 7 0 . 42 15 .0 Entry Money . 11 17 8 . 11 14 10 Sale Booth*, &:c. . 29 5 0 . 24 0 0 Side Shows . 3 11 0 . '3 0 0 Show-trrouud Gin2ing Bight ,.v 3.9 Q„ a. as Q, Q
EXTERMINATING THE RABBIT. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
EXTERMINATING THE RABBIT. In tho course of an appreciative article in tho Sydney Dnihj Telegraph on the late James Mitchell, reference is mudo to tho methods Mr. Mitchell adopted to free Tablo top Station froiu tho ravages of tho rabbit peat. The iirtiolo states: — "The story of tho extermination of tho rabbits from Tahletop must be one of tho most. interesting in tho history uf Australia's buttle with the pest. When rabbits began to overspread the Rivorina, Mr. Mitchell made up his mind not to doorcase their number, but to stamp thorn right out. He began by ordering 150 miles of wire-netting, ;it a cost of £6000". Whim all his boundaries were netted, he netted also all his subdivision paddocks. And then ho let contract after contract for the clearing-out of tho rabbits, and tho leaving of each paddock fit for tlio plow. Longlinesof traps—nottingcylinders, closed at one end, and having at tho otlmr end a door opening only inwards—wero Bet in the mouths of tho rabbit burrows, and lef...
Bit of a Mystery [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
Bit of a Mystery They were seated beneath a tree in the park, and the moon was shin ing to make one's thoughts turn to love. Presently the girl said: "Oh, James, dear, I can't understand why you lav ish your affections on ine above all the other girls in the world. Do tell me why it is." "Blowed if I know, Jenny," he re plied, "and all my pals say they're blowed i£ they can make it out either."
MINISTERIAL VISIT TO BRIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
MINISTERIAL VISIT TO BRIGHT. Mr. Hutchinson, Minister of Agriculture, and Air. Lnwsou, Minister of Lands, ac companied by Mr. Sachsc, M.L.C., and Mr. A. A. Billsou, M.L.A., and Dr. Cameron, Director of Agriculture, visited Bright. ou Friday, to inspect land infested with St. John's Wort.' The visitors motored over from Beschworth, and several uiembors of tho Bright Sliiro Council met the party below Porepunkah, whore an investigation of the weod was made. Later on, tho Brookside district was visited, and bad patches of the infested areas wero inspected. Ministers agreed that immediate action was necessary in that particular portion of tho shire to save the reinaiuiMg agricultural land from dostrucliou. Thtf shire president, Mr. J. FT. Jones, en tertained I ho party at, lunch, aud, in reply to a welcome, Mr. Hutchinson, upoaking gener ally of his observations, stated that ho was afraid the scare of quarantining the district had been made too much of. ITp to this point ho hud been agr...
Head of the House. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
Head of the House. A man, accompanied by liis wife, visited a tailor's to order a suit of I clothes. The couple differed as to the choice o£ material, and the man ner of making until the wife lost her temper. "Oh! well, please yourself," she said, turning away, "I suppose you are the one who will wear the clothes." "Well," observed the husband.meek ly, '"I didn't suppose you'd want to wear the coat and waistcoat."
ST. JOHN'S WORT. GOVERNMENT AID INVOKED. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
ST. JOHN'S WORT. - GOVERNMENT AID INVOKED. A deputation representing ft number of Hhire councils interviewed Mr. Lawson, Min ister of Lands, and Mr. Hutchinson, Minis ter of Agriculture, tit Beech worth on Thurs day, t(v lay before them the seriousness of the spread of St. John's wort in tbo State, and to ask that tlio Government talco steps to eradicate the weed. Delegates were present from the Shires of Newstead, Nesv umrket, Winehelsea, Buirnsdale, Rodney, Dundenong, Chiltcrn, Melenlfe, Cranbourno, Oxley, Seymour, Euroa, Wangaratta, Goul burn, Itutherglou, Yackandandah, North Ovens and Bcechworth. Several dolegates gave evidence of tho spread of tho weed, its rapid growth during the past few years, und the havoc worked by it. Tho municipalities concerned are not- able to cope with tho pest. They urge that the Government should keep Crown lauds, forests and roads clear of tho weed, and that every municipality should cuoperato in eradicating all noxious weeds. Mr. Hutchinson, in re...
VITAL STATISTICS. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
VITAL STATISTICS. The returns of the births and deaths registry offices in Towong Shire show that 28 births and 7 deaths wore registered during the quarter ended 31st March, 1914. The individual returns aro as follow, t.ho sexes being distinguished in each case:— •n., ' Bieths. Deaths. District. m p tl m p n Tallnngatta G .. 8 . .14 .. 3 .. 0 .. 3 Granya .. 1 .. 0 .! 1 1 .. 0-..1 Bctlianga .. 1 .. 1. .. 2 .. 0 ., 1 .. 1 Mittu Mitta 0..0..0..0..0..0 Walwa .. 2 .. 0 .. 2 ... 1 .. 0 ... 1 Corryong .. 5 .. 3 .. 8 .. 0 .. 0 .. 0 Cudgewa .. 1 .. 0 .. 1 .. 1 .. 0 . .1 Totals 16 ..12 ..28 .. G .. 1 ... E-Kcosg. o£. Birtlis oyer. Deaths,
A Miracle of Coincidence. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
A Miracle of Coincidence. By A. G. Greenwood. "He's worrying. There's something on his mind," observed Dr. Heale. "Your husband's condition won't im prove till he ceases fretting. He's ill—gravely ill, Mrs. Conipton, I don't disguise that. But I think he'll pull through providing " A postman ran up the dirty steps 011 which they stood, and handed iMrs. Compton a letter. "I'll look in this evening," said Dr. lleale, descending to his brougham. "Do your ibest. Lie to him—find out what worries him—lie to him, if need be. He mustn't worry—don't forget that—-he mustn't worry." Lillah Compton turned back into the dingy lodging-house 'where she and her Iuis&lt;band, Teddy, had rooms. It was their honeymoon. They— handsome Teddy Compton, 'whose (lawless features, triumphing over his inability either to act or sing, persua 'ndk.'"a"!'5.!rs.l0..I'liln^.t^.ir Possessor choruses, an(£ Lillaii; the typiste em •ployed ill t)ip box'' office of the Gal axy—had been married ten days be fore ...
MELBOURNE LETTER. AN EVENTFUL SESSION. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
MELBOURNE LETTER. [iJY OUR SFKCIAIi CORRE8PONDEXT.] An Eventful Session. Embittered partisan feoling marks Iho opening of tho Federal session. Inslond of realizing fho responsibility to Hie nation that pays extravagantly for effi cient legislative and administrative sor vieo, uiouibors are occupied in making oloction-speeches from the floor of the Chainber. Nor is their temper improved from recent platform attacks uiado upon Labor or Libornlism by Mr. Cook and Mr. Fishor. Ministers doclnro their fixed determination to socuro a double disso lution by means of the Test, Measuies. They decline tho indignity of office with out Iho Parliamentary power to carry out their legislative program. Thoy insist that tho people shall resolve tho dead lock. And what of the Opposition ? Those of lliem whoso seats are aaTo loudly announce their desire to face tho constituencies: but. Ihote is an appreci able section of Labor members who hold their seats by uncortain tenure. To them, tho possession of...
COMMERCIAL. The Melbourne Stock Markets. [By TELEGRAPH.] MELBOURNE, Wednesday. Mathieson and Davis, stock and station agents, St. James's Buildings, William-street, Melbourne, report as follows:— [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
COMMERCIAL. The Melbourne Stock Markets. [By Tei.eqrai'h.] Mkluouune, Wednesday. Mathioson and Davis,stook and station dgonts, St. James's lJuililings, Williiim gtroet, Melbourne, report as follows: — Fat Cattle.—2645 yardod, com prising 450 from New South Wales, 480 from Gippsland, GOO from South CHppslund, 450 from tile North-east, 850 from the North, and 250 from the West. Oil the whole, prices ruled about the same as Inst week. Prime pons of bullocks, £12/10/ to £14; pxtra, to -£10/12/6; odd beasts, to £17/10/; good, £10/15/to £12; good light and. handy, £9 to £10/10/; sec onds and inferior, from £7. Fat Cows. — Prime pens of cows, £8/10/.to £9/10/; extra, to £10/17/6; odd beasts, to £15/17/6; good, £7 to Ju8; others, from £4- * Fat Oalves-—800 were penned. Prices very firm. FAt Sheep.—22,000 were yarded. Slarket opened Tory dull, at lower values, but firmed considerably as pales progressed. Competition, how uvor, was not evenly sustained, and, on the whole, no material alterati...
REMARKABLE SURGICAL FEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
REMARKABLE SURGICAL FEAT. | A remarkable operation has teen I performed in a hospital at Prague by Dr. Horak on a girl of sixteen named I Marie Hubacek. She was suffering I from a diseased bone in her right arm, I and was sent to Prague to have the, arm amputated. Dr. Horak, however, | decided to replace the diseased part; of the bone by a corresponding part" taken from a dead person immediate-' ly after death. For his purpose hej utilised a girl who died in hospital from a bullet wound in the temple. The dead girl's right arm was ampu tated and part of it used to replace the diseased portion which had been removed from the girl Hubacek's arm. The operation was so successful that now Hubacek uses her right arm as well as before her illness. A good husband makes a good wife. Beauty and sadness always go to gether. Nature thought beauty too. rich to go forth upon the earth with-' out a meet a'.loy. ~ !
The Old Man and the Judge. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
The Old Man and the Judge. In "an Irish court recently an old man was called into the witness-box and, being infirm and just a little blind, lie went too far in more than one sense. Instead of going up the stairs that led to the box, he mount ed those that led to the Bench. Said the Judge, good-humoredly: "Is it a judge you want to be, mv good man?" y_o ur., hoiiar.". wjas.-Ui« .>r«~ it's all I'm fit for." The Judge had no ready retort. By being handled kindly, colts soon become gentle, and are much more easily handled wlion iliey become horses.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
THE BIG STORE MAIN STREET, TALLANGATTA. For GENUINE VALUES in ALL DEPARTMENTS GROCERY, FURNITURE, POLLARD, TIMBER, IRONMONGERY, FLOUR, OATS and LIME and CROCKERY, BRAN,. CHAFF. CEMENT. TWO SPECIAL-LINES:—Our BREAD and GLEN VALLEY TEA. >■; Agcn/:for NoboVs Explosives and Cu'miug ^Smith's Manures. ' - JAMES SWANfON, The Big Store, TALLANGATTA J. B. M'LAREN, BEEHIVE STORE :: :: :: TALLANGATTA KEEPS a FIRST-CLASS STOCK OF DRAPERY, IRONMONGERY, BOOTS, GROCERIES, CROCKERY, FANCY GOODS, AT SPECIALLY LOW PRICES. Only Best Brands Stocked. Your Next Order Solicited. Agent for MASSEY-HARRIS. Man liiio.v thyself and . show thyself and prove for thyself that STOUT THE TAILOR, Gives the Best Value in, the district for SUITS TO ORDER. Latest Up-to-date Patterns to hand. Fit second to none. Huts, Shirts, Ties, Col lars, Men's Underwear ami Overwear. /Boys' ami Youths' Ready-to Wear Suits UK LOW CITY PRICES j AT STOUT'S, CENTRAL HOUSE, T A LUANG ATT A. 7ALLANGATTA SHOEING FORGE.1 JAMES GRANT, MAI...
Sure to Suit Him. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
Sure to Suit Him. He was no advocate for race sui cide, being the father of seven daugh ters, and liis face lightened with a great joy when they told him that a suitor was in the parlor talking to the girls. "What is liis business?" he asked, rubbiug his hands nerVouslj;. '"A wine merchant," the mother an swered. "A wine merchant? Heaven be praised!" the father cried. "He will be sure to piofer something old."
Sometimes It is. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Murray and Mitta Herald — 23 April 1914
Sometimes It Is. It was the hour ot the spelling les son, and the teaclier was pronouncing the words while the small persons in front of her laboriously wrote them down. According to the usual cus tom, she called for volunteers to de fine each word as it was written down. "Lunch," she said. "Now, who can tell me what 'luncli' means?" There was a long period of silence, then a hand went up. "Well, Johnny, you may tell us what lunch is." "A luucli." said Johnny, "is what you have for dinner when your father is away."