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Illness of Residents. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
Illness of Residents. The many friends of Mr Arthur Croucher throughout the district will regret to hear that he is at pre sent, in Wangaratta suffering from an attack of appendicitis. On Mon day last Mr Croucher was seized with severe pains, and Dr Parker being sent for diagnosed the com plaint as appendicitis. He advised the patient's removal to Wangaratta, where he was taken on Tuesday morning. Dr Boyes confirmed Dr Parker's diaguosfs, but thought an operation might be avoided, latest information is to the effect that Mr Croucher is doing well, and that no operation will be necessary. We hope to see Mr Croucher back.again amongst us very shortly, restored to his usual health. ; T^ast Tuesday morning* at Dr Bird's private hospital, Melbourne; Mr Arthur. Woodside, eldest sou of Mr John; Woodside, of Batwidgee •Station,' was pla:ed uuder an opera tion .by Dr Fred. Bird, assisted by. Drs. Sutton and Newton. The. ..operation proved to;be a serious one ■ for the lad. By his unassumiug ...
Did You Know This? [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
Did You Know This ? Bv -t Critic." . -That" Messrs Dickinson and Beach are devoting a lot of time to physical. instruc tion''at the clnbl ■ That Myrtleford is doing its best to keep ■ up the marriage rate. : ■ That the esteemed secretary of the" Myrtleford P.C. has joined the ,ranks of. the Benedicts. That a prominent and most popular player is to follow his example very shortly. .That other, marriages are also to take place soon. ' . That business people of Myrtleford; were not very conspicuous at the Light Horse Ball. ... . . ' ■ That the way several overgrown louts of boys create annoyance at socialfunctions is becoming unbearable. ' That they loar ^aboift outside watching every opportunity for what they consider a iarl. . That on Friday night, last, at the Mili tary Ball, they werfe a constant source of trouble, and went so far as to steal several cakes. That if they do not mend their ways, they stand a good chance of being- landed " in-the logs." And good enough for them too. ....
Gapsted. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
Gapsied. From our Correspondent. Empire Day was celebrated at the local school on Friday last. All the members of the School Committee were in attendance with horses and drays, and expended a fair amount of energy in preparing a garden for the teacher, Mr. Denton, and the children to cultivate. Afternoon tea was provided by the ladies, which was highly appreciated. Mr Thos. Wallace, president of the Committee, ably addressed the children during the afternoou. Mr Denton also gave a few words of advice to the children, who, under their teacher's tutoring, rendered several pleasing items. Messrs Rae Bros procured a flag-pole, which is to be placed in position on Arbor Day. A concert in aid of the School funds is being arranged for June 6. The children are to fill the first half of the programme, the latter half being provided by outside and local talent.
Orange Blossoms. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
Orange Blossoms. On Tuesday morning last at 6.30 the marriage was solemnised, at the residence of Mr C. J. Whitbourn, of Mr Geo. . H. Smith, of Miss Niall's establishment, and Miss Kate Fahey, niece, of Mrs Whit bourn. The Rev H. M. C. Fow ler, of Bright, was the officiating clergyman, Mr W. H. Morsley was groomsman, and Miss Jean Matthews, bridesmaid. At the wedding breakfast felicitous re marks were made and good wishes expressed for the young couple, who afterwards left by the train for ■Melbourne on their honeymoon tour.
Presentation to Fr.Mahony. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
Presentation to Fr. Mahony. Oil Lheord instant a meeting w&lt;u ; held at the Catholic Presbytery; at which it was decided that a present tation should' be made to Father Mahony, late parish priest, who had been transferred to Beechworih. A committee was appointed and it was decided to communicate with ,the various centres throughout .the parish. Gratifying responses have already been received, showing that the - movement is being warmly taken up. The presentation will take place at an early date.
MINING. The following dredging returns are reported to Friday last: [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
The following dredging returns are reported to Friday last Bright Star .......... 17 24 Harrietville Star 29>£ Junction 23^ Maori Queen, No. 1 ...... 6)4 Maori Queen No; 2 ... 27 Racecourse 23 % f crushing of 24 tons put through raser's battery for Messrs Mills' I^aborite .mine, Wandiligong,. .gave the satisfactory return of 59 oz 12 dwt—-nearly 2^oz to the ton. The Mouarch mine, Harrietville,. since the new battery was started has crushed 807 tons for a yield of 3l9oz 12dwt I3grs. It looks as if'the mining industry , is doomed. A notification has been published exempting the following from occupation for mining pur poses :—Rivers : The . Murray and branches, Kiewa, Mitta Mitta, Ovens, Snowy ai,d Broken. Creeks: Myrtle, Indigo, L,ocktiart's, Yack andandah, Tallangatta, Corryong, Tallandoon, Thougla, Magorra, Gudgewa, Wabba, Benambra and Doma Mungi. A number .of Sydney investors havp formed a syndicate, called the Commonwealth 'Development Syn dicate, to work tin iodes near vJb.il...
Accidents. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
Accidents. Gr R. Milne, J.P., last week was • working at .his farm,, when he was crushed by a horse agaiiist' a "shed. Mr Milne felt considerable pain in the side,' but did not seek medical advice:for some days... Eventually he visited Dr Parker (locum tenens during Dr Sutton's absence), who found that a rib had been fractured. Mr Milne is progressing favorably. Mr E. Payne, of Whorouly, also sustaiued injuries a few days ago, his ribs being fractured He was attended to by Dr Parker.
Football. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
Football. - It will be learned with regret that the Orupsted-. F.C-. is unable to get■: a team •. to gather, and has had to-1 draw. out of the Ovens Association. Much sympathy is felt for last year's premiers, who have suffered; . the loss of many of their old players, be? . sides being disappointed by others who had V * promised to ''take'. t¥e>'.'.field&lt;f .for'' them. ... Whorouly and Myrtleford are the . only teams. left in the Association, and it does _ not seem likely that' that body can carry on. However, it is to be hoped that the clubs* will be able to keep together. ■ Ai meeting, of the Association will be held cl uving next week to consider the situation.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
SCnOSSCEBRBg §L 01L,titcJct3 0IL.il' AND WHOROULY WITNESS. POPULAR Domestic Remedy.— Bundle's Whooping Cough Embro cation, to be used with our White Pine and .Tar. The two medicines 1/6 each, by rail 4d extra. ' ■ •. TO LET.—Two 'Paddocks, 12 acres in each. Apply Mrs Matthews,-Ovens Bridge, Myrtleford.^ •. ^ Tenders. TENDERS, addressed to Ankbtbli. and E. Henderson, Aichit.cts, 352 .Col lins-Street, Melbourne, are invited up to MONDAY, 7th JUNE next, for— , Additions in Wood and Renovations at •Bank of Australasia, Bright. ~ Plans and Specifications may be seen-at .. Bank of Australasia, Bright. For Sale, LARGE quantity of.-i and oanch:Piping, etc., and 'Fluining.— Apply W. F. E^tERY, Myi'tleford. Fop Sale, 2h.p. Oil Engine ; niay. be seen at-work - any day. Apply-" Mail" Office. • - - Miss MAY ATTRIDGE WANDlLIGONGr, Teacher of VIOLIN, BANJO, and PIANO,! Is prepared to accept Pupils in Myrtleford Terms on. application, addressed to Post , Office,"Wiiudiligong- . • : •
Home Rule Bill. PASSED THROUGH HOUSE OF COMMONS. LONDON, 26th May. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
; Home Rule Bill. Passkd Thbouoh House of Commons. London, 26th May. ■ In the" House of Commons yesterday the ■ debate oil the motion for the third reading of the Home Rule Bill was resumed. The motion for the third reading was carried, the voting being:—Ayes351, Noes 274, majority for the bill 77. When the result of the division was an nounced the Nationalists jubilantly waved their hats and order papers. The Liberals. joined in the cheering, while the Opposition raised scoffing cries of " Toe the line." The Nationalist demonstrations were re newed in the lobbies. Wednesday, 10th Tune, is the last ' day for ratepayers of the Shire to obtain enrolment eutitling thetnJo vote.
Rifle Shooting. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
Rifle Shooting. The Buffalo Rifle Club team journeyed to '' Bright on Saturday last to try conclusions with the local representatives. ,We have not been able to obtain the individual score?, but we learn that Bright team won by 42 pts. This is 'not to be wondered at - • when we state that the winners averaged 651- pts per man—remarkably good shoot ing. The Buffalo men quite enjoyed their • trip, being most hospitably treated during their stay. They returned home on Satur day night. One of the Buffalo team says 'Bright riflemen evidently practice shooting regularly, judging by the appearance of the butts (everyt)iing in connection with which is up-to-date) and the number of empty ; cartridges to be seen.
History of the Bright District. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
His'iory of the Bright District. Some months ago a letter was re ceived by the Bright Shire Council from the Royal Geographical . _ Society asking for information in regard to the definition of names of places in the shire for the purpose of compiling a record of geographi cal research. The President (Cr J. H. Jones) offered two prizes of 10/ and 5/ respectively for essays on the subject, and eight of these were received, all from scholars of Pore punkah School. The adjudicators (Messsrs Leonard, Cornish and Fox) have awarded first prize to Adrian Kidd, and second to Vera Farrelly. Masier Kidd's essay is as follows:—It is very interesting) . for us to know what led up the pre- j sent state of the Bright district, and ! how the different towns and locali •. ties in that district originated. As the old residents, from whom we can get much information on this subject,' are dying out, we want to • find out as thuch about our district as is possible.' Much valuable in formation was given...
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
CRICKET. _ Several delegates of the Cricket Association met at the Alpine Hotel on Friday evening, the chief busi ness being the presentation of the trophy for the premiership to the winners, the Freeburgh Club. Mr Fox, president, occupied the chair. The season's balance sheet and that of the visit of the Brighton club were formally read. The President | then, on behalf of the Association, asked Mr Metcalf' (secretary of the Freeburgh club) to accept two enlarged photos suitably framed (one of the club and another of the team) as a fitting finale to their place of honor on the premiership list. In doing so so,. Mr Fox congratulated the team on its proud position, which he con sidered due to no small extent to the Captain and Secretary. No one be grudged Freeburgh its position, for they justified their ability as cric keters by steady practice with splendid results. He proposed Suc cess to the Winners, which was drunk with enthusiasm. Cr Brogan on behalf of the Bright Club added, hL ...
The State Rolls. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
The State Rolls. The State electoral lists prepared'• from the recent electoral canvass mad? by the police are printed, and copies will be available for inspect tion at the registrar's office, and at. each post office, police station, rail way station and State school within;^ the division. Since the canvas was taken there have been numerous changes of residence,' and those who have changed their addresses recent ly, or who have now attained the age of 21 years, should take imme diate step's to become enrolled for, the district in which they reside. ; Claim forms may be obtained at the places where the lists are open for ; inspection.
football. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
football. The football seasou opened 011 Sa turday so far as the Bright District : Association was concerned. Bright journeyed to Wandiligong and Freeburgh visited the Harrietville team, who were ''out" for the first time. I/. Welch umpired at Wan diligong, and the coach and umpire • (Ford) had charge of arrangements' at Harrietville. / In the former game Bright was disappointed- by several :players at the last minute, but battled man fully on to the end, when Wandili gong had a big advantage. The scores at the four quarters were— 1st, Wandiligong 2.3, Bright 2.0 ; 2nd, Wandiligong 4 9, Bright 3.0 ; 3rd, Wandiligong 7.16, Bright 3.0 ; final, Wandiligong 10.22, Bright 3.3. Freeburgh' won rather easily at Harrietville, where a shower of rain . made the ground very heavy. Both teams shaped well, but the visitors were well ahead when the final bell Tang.- The four quarter scores were as ' under :—1st, Freeburgh 2.6, Harrietville 1.2 ; 2nd; Freeburgh 4.11, ' Harrietville 3 2 ; 3rd, Free ...
The Dreaded Cancer. INCREASE OF THE DISEASE. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
The Dreaded Cancer. Increase of the Disease. During recent years there has been an "alarming, increase in the number of cases of cancer in Vic toria. Dr Robertson, chairman of the Board of Health, stated the other day that as tuberculosis was diminishing in the State cancer was' increasing • steadily. In certain . cases it had been noted that persons who moved into a house where a former resident had' died of the dis ease had contracted the disease, j Naturally, in view of such experi i ences, -the assumption was that the disease is infectious and contagious.. The researches carried out in Eng land do not support the, theory, but there should be some independent endeavor to ascertain here whether . it is so. In 1912 the deaths from cancer in Victoria numbered 1225, as against 1000 for 1911, and the' death rate was nine per 10,000 of the popula tion, which is the highest rate in Australasia. The following is a tabulation of the death rates per 10,000 of the population :— Victoria ......
"Killjoys" and Religion. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
" Killjoys'* and Religion. A stir has been caused in Ballarat Methodist circles by some remarks made by Rev. Henry Howard, of Adelaide, during a lecture delivered in Ballarat last week. Mr Howard, who is well-known as one of the most forcible preachers in his' de nomination, said that if any man's religion was of the kind that he could not have a laugh in a church, then the sooner it was knocked on the head and laid out for buiial the ' better. Mr Howard said, " God's house Should be the happiest place on earth, and men should be able to ' have as good a laugh there as any where when the occasion warran- * ted." There were some people/ he said, who would not have a picnic' without a pra3'er meeting tacked on to it. Personally he liked picnics and he liked prayer meetings, but he did not care for them mixed. 1
Caterpillars Attack Wheat Crops. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
Caterpillars Attack Wheat Crops. Reports from Tooyal and other localities north of Wagga, state that very serious damage is • being done among the early wheat crops by caterpillars. In some parts they have appeared in countless millions, and have eaten everything green which they have been able to reach. One farmer had 400 acres of crop completely eaten, and was obliged to resow the whole of the area. When eaten off by the caterpillars, the wheat plant will not grow again, so that it is necessary, where they have obtained the niastery, to put in fresh seed. Usually caterpillars do not make their appearance in east ern Riverina till the spring. The eaterpillar is said to be iden tical with what is known as the Bo gong species. Some years ago one ' or two farmers in the Wagga dis trict saved their crops from invasion from the pest by digging trenches round the paddock ana covering the' bottom with tar. The insects went into the trenches in masses, and re main stuck in the tar. A good ...
No Real Change. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 28 May 1914
No Real Change. A well-known M.P. at a dinner-party , the other day said of a Bill that he . disliked: "I object to this bill because it would accomplish nothing. It would make no real change. It would be like the case: of the actor and the canal boat-captain. "There was once upon a time an actor who," after an enforced idleness 01 two months,, was lucky enough to - secure an engagement in- a town twen ty-five miles away. The case was a hurry-up one. The actor had to reach the distant town that night. If he failed to arrive, then his part would be assigned to some one else "Well, the man patched-his worn boots, put his few belongings in a par cel, and set out in the early morning on foot along the tow-path. He had only a few coppers, hence the train was an impossibility. But after the poor fellow had covered some six or seven miles, his boots gave out, blis ters rose on his feet, fatigue over came him, and in despair he threw himself on the grass beneath a tree. "As he lay there in ...