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LITTLE THINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 3 March 1914
sing; may; brighteni up somue.. careworn~ fellow's day:y a little. sheer, a little bit ter sassing, may change, his skies from gold to sombre gray. A little praise may send feet blithely tripping, that otherwise would drag the long day through; a little help, when somq poor cuss is slipping, may start him right and bring success in view. A little roar when vicious things afe brewing may spoil the ,brew, and oil up Virtue's wings ; a little kick when statesmen are pursuing false gods may bring them 'round to better things. A little senso i mnay make us seem a fountain of wis dom if you keep your tongue on straight; a little debt may soon boeome a mountain, and crush you down be neath its galling weight. . The little things make life a i oy or nuisance; if vou ianore this fact, wheni you are gray,: ou'l realise you were ou e a blooming goose since you let the best of .all things get away. - Walt Mason. -
POSTAL INFORMATION [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
Letters-Hat ourrc: or under For overy unce r Urgent Letter er addition to einah Letter 0 Late fee Y Postage Letters-For ever Post Cards-ealchy oz or under i Reply Post Cards-each " 2 Newspapers-4ozs Jd each '., 0 Packets -Commercial and Pt papers, maximum wei rie dimensions not to exce- a eba length, lft in depth or width i'a every 2oz or fra.(t:oa thereo for patterns and sampe, I aker of merchandise, &., maximum p ae eight ac lib ; dimension not to weig . in length, one foot in depth or2 width; rate of postage ? or 2os. or fraction thereof for eery okstb--For every 4oz or under, p to 5b sl .r " " Newspapers-For each newpape;_0 OI - Newspapers, magazines, andp, 0bli cations, not pubulished in the Com. monwealth, 2oz. Post cards-~each "" '0 Reply post cards-each 01 Letter cards-2 for ' " 0 2 Registration fee "' - 0 Parcel lib or under "" 0 3 Parcel, each extra lb or under "* 0 6
WOOL FREIGHTS [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
WOOL FREIGHTS Comparative costs per ton of 20 cwt of transporting wool to Melbourne or Gee long: Rail Port Rail to Mel- Rail to Fairy and bourne Geelong. thence by steamer. Koroit 46 3 39 6 23 3 Woolsthorpe 47 6 41 o 26 6 Hawkesdale 48 0 42 0 27 9 Minhamite 49 0 43 3 30 o Purdeet _:49 6 44 o 3 9 Penshurst 50 6 44 9 34 o Tabor 50 6 48 3 36 3 Yatchaw . 50o 47 6 37 9 Hamilton 49 0 46 9 37 o Warrnambool "45 o 37 6 21 6 Wannon 50 9 48 3 41 o Gritjurk 51I 3 49 o 43 o Coleraine 52 0 49 6 44 9 Branxholme 51 o 45 6 32 o Grassdale 52 3 .49 9 35 o Merino 33 3 50 9 38 0 Henty 54 o 51 6 39 6 Sandford 54.9 52 3 41 6 Casterton 55 o 52 6 42 6 Condah 52 o 49 6 29. 6 Myamyn 52 6 50 0 28 O Milltown 52 9 50 6 27 3 Heywood "53 9 51 3 25 o Strathkellar 48 3 46 o 39 o Mountajup 47 6 45 o 41 o
Races to Come. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
Races to Come. --0- Saturday, -March 7-Cobden Saturday, March.14-Garvoc Tuesday, March 17-Koroit Saturday, March 21 Hexham Tuesday, March 24-Caramut Saturday, March 28-Dixie Races Easter Monday (April 13)-Penshurst Saturday, April 25-Port Fairy May 5, 6, 7-Warrnambool May 13, 14-Coleraine Saturday, May 16-Kirkstall May 20, 21-Casterton Wednesday, March 11-Digby Show
Port Fairy Borough [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
Port Fairy Borough -00 Province Western-Members.--Eons W S. Manifold, E. S. White, M.L.C's Member-Mr J. Duffus, M.L.A. Created July, 1856. Proclaimed a Borough, 1863, Name changed from Belfast to Port Fairy 27th May, 1887. Area-5902 acres. Ponlation - 2000. Number of dwellings-429. Valuation £14,422 for 1912-13; £14 441 for 1913-14. Rate-2s in pound for 1913-14. Revenue £4,858 for 1913-14. Number of Assess ments-675. Ratepayers in Rate Book-500. on the Voters' Roll-480. Mayoral allow. ance--£30. Loans-Acts 1112 and 1552-£5,624 13s 7d ; Sinking Fudd-£300 13s 9d. tOUNOILLORS. J. Gray, Port ,Fairy, retires Aug, 1914 D. McLellan, Port Fairy, retires Aug, 1914 H. Swann, Port Fairy, ,, Aug. 1914 *T. H. Storey, Port fairy, retires Aug. 1915 H. S. Bailey, Port Fairy, retires Aug. 1915 Jas. Goldie, Port Fairy, retires Aug. 1915 G. Brown, Rosebrook, retires August 1916 A. H. Near, Port Fairy, retires Aug. 1916 P. McBeth, Port Fairy, retires August, 1916 * These have occupied the mayoral chair...
Port Fairy Telephone Exchange LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
Iort_.. FairV 'I't:dewhone Exchange LIST' OF SUBSCRItBRS.. 1. Shipping Offico 21. J. C. McCallum 2. Lighthouse 22 H. Lyfield 3. Powell and Sons 23. R. A. Gibson 4. J. Goldie 24. Postmaster 5. J. Gray and Co. 25. M. Devereux 6. Hospital 26. Saltau and Son 7. Town Hall 27. Mr Powling's 8. H. Swann House 9. Guyett and Sons 28. Rev Jessop 10. E. W. Powling 29. Police Station (Office) 30. Dr Lyons 11. Railway Station 31. J. C. Holden & Co 12. Star of the West Office 13. 32 Mrs Whiting 14. E. Hanley 33. F. Freckleton Gazette 34. N. Corson 15. Dr Orchard 35. J. Gauley 16. Douglas House 36. J. C. Holden house 17. C. Jago 37. Jas.Boyd, Sol'tor 18, Com'ercial Hote 38. W. J. Tyler 19. Cramond's 39. Father O'Regan 20. H. G. Wilson
V.R.C. AUTUMN MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
V.R.C. AUTUMN MEETING. Now that we have arrived at the season of "fair autumnal skies, when earth's ripe treasures meet admiring eyes," there is a short truce in the never-ending friendly struggle between nature and man so far as rural indus tries are concerned. Work on the farm and station, though never at a stand still, yet affords a breathing space, and the annual pay-day, so far as rural producers are concerned, having ar rived, a longing eye is turned towards the metropolis. So as to allow that happy conmDination between 'business and pleasure which justifies a little un usal expenditure, the V.R.C. comes forward with its usual autumn pro gramme full of rich things for race horse owners and the public alike. Country visitors and town residents alike can, during that first week in March, throw care to the winds and forget for a while that there are such things as ever-wrangling Parliaments, industrial disputes, or any other of the thousand and one troubles that go to mar the pea...
Port Fairy Borough Council. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
Port Fairy Borough Council. The usual fortnightly meeting of the borough council was held on Wednesday night last. Present the Mayor and Crs Storey, Noar, Goldie, Swann, McLellan, and Gray. VOTE OP SYMPATHY. Before business proceeded, the mayor referred to the sad bereavement in Cr! Bailey's family. All sympathised with Cr Bailey in the uphill fight he would have to bring up two young children. The call of death must come to everyone. He moved that a letter of condolence be sent to Cr Bailey tendering him council lors' deepest sympathy in his great sor row. In seconding the motion, Cr Mc Lellan said every councillor was pained when they heard of Mrs Bailey's death, and all felt the greatest sympathy for Cr Bailey in his great loss. Cr Noar sup ported the motion, saying the subject was not one for words. They re-echoed the sentiments expressed, and all felt deeply grieved. The motion was carried. CORRESPONDENCE Was read from Mr A. S. Rodgers, M.H.R., forward ing letter from the posta...
The Young Guard. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
The Young (guard. In connection with the universal mili tary training in the Port Fairy centre, the officer has issued the following list of parades for the present year : Cadets 14 years, 1st and 3rd Fridays in each month Cadets 15 years, 1st and 3rd Mondays in each month. Cadets 16 years, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in each month. Cadets 17 years, 1st and 3rd Wedites day in each month. Voluntary Night Drills. Cadets 14 years, 2nd and 4th Fridays in each month. Cadets 15 years, 2nd:and 4th Mondays in each month Cadets 16 years, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in each month. Cadets 17 years, 2nd and 4th Wednes days in each month.
"GO I MUST" CALL OF THE ANTARCTIC. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
"60i I MUST" CALL OF- THE ANTARCTIC. (By Sir Ernest- Shackleton, in -"The Dally "-Mail.") "Yonder the long horizon lies And there, by night and day, The old ships draw to. port again, And the young ships sail away; And cbme I may, but go I must, And if men ask me why, You can lay the blame on the. sun-and stars,. And the white road and: the; sky." I have often been asked; what can one see in: the cold, inhospitable regions of the Antarctic? And,. confronted try a bald question such, as. that, it is hard to give an: answer. The .mere fact that one. feels what Keats calls " The dearth of human words, the roughness: of moral speech," shows that there must be an intangible something that draws. one back to the wild wastes: of the Antarctic. And it is there, if those of us that know it could only set it down in so many words. Even, since we were last there we have thought and dreamed of the wide stretches, of snow and ice, the: silence of those. places where men never trod before, the wo...
Presentations. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
Presentations. A number of the friends (about 30) of Mr M. Tyrell, guard on the local railway line between Port -Fairy and Irrewarra, who has been promoted and transferred to the Flinders-street station as suburban Sguard, met on Tuesday evening, and presented him with a purse of.sovereigns as a mark of esteem. The members of the football club took a conspicuous part in the presentation, but the donorsincluded residents who had dealings with Mr Tyrell at the local- railway station. Mr T. Orr, president of the Port Fairy foot ball club, occupied the chair, and, in making the presentation, said the guest had always proved himself to be a courte ous and obliging official. As captain of the local football club, he had handled the team very well indeed, and he was one of the club's best players during the past two seasons. He was a manly, straightforward, young man, who got on well with everybody, and who was liked by all. They all wished him prosperity t and success, and trusted he woul...
Belfast Shire Council. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
Belfast Shire Council. Province Western : Members - Hons-. W Manifold, Edward James White, Member-Mr 3 F. Duffus, M.L.A. Created Shire 8th December, 1863. Area - 201 square miles. Population - 2000. Number of Dwellings-570. Value at on - £51,045 for 1910-11; £51,375 for 1911 - 12. Rate - is 4d in the Pound tor 1912 - 13. Revenue £4,806 for 1911-12. Number of Assessments 900. Rater ayers in Rate Book - 762 Voters' Roll 684 President's allowance, £30 Loans-Ae 1 - .3300; Sinking Fund Kirkstall Ridine. -P. J. Wall, Crossley retires August, 1916; Jeremiah Mahoney, Crossley, retires Apgust, 1914 ; Daniel Lane, Killarney, retires August, 1915. Moyne Riding-- . Sommerville*, Rosebrook retires August. 1916 ; Walter Riddell, Rose brook, retires August, 1914; Thos. Car mody, Kirkstall, retires August, 1915. Yambuk Riding-James Dyson, St Helens, retires August, 1916; *James 1]'Inerney, Yambuk, retires August 1914; Daniel Car roll, Yambuk. retires August, 1915. * These gentlemenhave occupied the...
BIRDS IN PARKS THE CONFIDING CUSHAT [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
BIRDS IN PARKS THE CONFIDING C4USHAT "That is one of the most wonderful things in London," said a country visi tor, as he stood near the dell at the end of the Serpentine and watched a man feeding, real wild wood-pigeons with grain and peas. Not only (says "The Daily Telegraph") did the pigeons feed about his feet, but presently one of the boldest among them fluttered up and actually settled on the feeder's wrist, suffering itself there to be gently stroked on the back as it took the food. -The countryman stared in undisguised astonishment. He knew that out ink his own plough lands, where the winter-proud wheat is just- now spreading a delicate haze of green over the brown acres, and in .the leafless beech woods through which you can see for a quarter of a mile, against the twenty yards that would limit the view in. summer, these same pigeons are. thee most cautious of wild fowl. You_ need the cunning of a Red Indian to get near them. in the day time, the patience of a Sioux to way ...
Port Fairy Telephone Bureau [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
Port Fairv Tele>ihone liureau Day service 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Clo?ed on Sundays, Christmas Day, and Good Friday. On other holidays open from 9 a.m, till 12 noon and 6 p.m till 8 p.m. STATIONS AND CHARGES. Town. Mileage. First 3 Each addi. mins, tional 3 mins, Allansford 29 8d 6d Camperdown 68 is 9d Colac 94 les 4d is Cape Nelson 52 ls 9d Crossley 114 2d 2d Cudgee 32 8d 6d Dennington 18 3d 3d Framlingham 3d 8d 6d Garvoo 46e 8a 6d Geelong 143 Is 10d Is 4d Hamilton 91 lIs 4d is Hexham 724 is 4d is Heywood 60 is 9d Hawkesdale 28 8d 6d Illowa 18 3d 3d Kentbruck 71 ls 9d Kirkstall 18 3d 3d Koroit 11 2d 2d Warrnambool 21 4d 3d Yambuk 12 2d 2d Mt Gambier 107 is 10d is 4d Narrawong 34 8d 6d Nelson 83 is 4d is Panmure 394 8d 6d Portland 44 8d 6d Penshurst 711 is 9d Terang 494 8d dd Tyrendarra 27 8d 6d Tyrendarra E 214 4d 3d Fee for messasger call, any persov within a radius of one mile 3d
Sporting. V.R.C. RACES. — Third Day. (By Telegraph.) [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
Sporting. V.R.C. RACES. - Third Day. (By Telegraph.) The following are the results in connection with the V.R.C. autunm meeting: Hurdle Race; Darrawa (6 to 4) 1, Clontaff 2, Campanile 3. C. M. Lloyd Stakes : Jolly Beggar (9 to 2) 1, Popinjay 2, Cider 3. Autumn Handicap-Atora (10 to 1) 1, Prizefighter 2, Audacity 3. Nursery-Andesine (evens) 1, Rantyga 2, Spica 3. RACING. The V.R.C. races were continued on Tuesday, with the following result: Hopeful Stakes--Rantyga (14 to I) 1, Wormwood 2, Van Biene 3. Ascot Vale Stakes-Woorak (7 to 4 on) 1, Andesine 2, Traquette 3. Australian Cup-Wal lalo (4 to 1) 1, Uki 2, Calamus 3. March Steeplechase-Bettewnd and Pladda (8 to 1) dead heat for 1st, Camascade 3. Bourke Handicap-Tadanga (7 to 1) 1, Gold Brew 2, Brattle 3. COBDEN RACES. The following weights have been de clared for the above races to be run on Saturday next, March 7 : Trial Handicap - Vodski 9.5, Bright Kirk 8.2, GlenKirk 8.0, Belair 7.10, Loch Park 7.9, Vacheron 7.2, Chuquisaca, Reel...
Courts of Petty Sessions. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
Courts of Petty Sessions, The PoliceMagistrate (Mr E. Williams will visit the undermentioned places on the dates specified : PORT FAIRY, Tuesdays, 10 a.m, Tuesday, March 10 Tuesday, April 7 Tuesday, May 5 .Tuesday, June 2 WARRniAMBOOL, Mondays, 10 a.m. Monday, March 9 Monday, March 23 PENSHURST, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Thursday, March 12 PORTLAND, Saturday, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14 MACARTHUR, Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 17 KOROIT, Fridays, 11 a.m. Friday, March 20
PRISON PANTOMIME [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
PRISON PANTOMIME Strolling across the yard at Chelm" ford Gaol (says the London "?v?er"in News") a man decently dressed dl the overcoat and bowler hat requested tie warder to open the gates for him, "A he had finished repairing the "organ' The warder remarked carefult' "What's your name"" turning to the visitors' book. ho had "Griffin." said the man -Grito finished repairing the organ. t Hui' t fin" was a name which did not see?r to have been entered, and the d thought he would keep the gates te o n for the moment. the In the meantime to telephoned to ~ office, and the quick arrival of 'u.os showed that his caution as d as ono "Griffin" was at once recognised a of the prisoners. h sliP, It was found that he had shPnd away unobserved during exe ?rdenc passing through the kitchen garden, entered the probation warders' ters. There he had changed hisot -and also secured a gold watch
Minhamite Shire Council. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
1Iiiliami ite Shire Council. The ordinary meeting of this council was held at the shire hall, Hawkesdale, on Wednesday. Present: Crs O'Brien (president), Slattery, Gapes, M. Quin lan, Drew, P. Quinlan, and Ryan. CORRESPONDENCE. Was read from- Department of Public Works, notifying that a road vote of £75 was available on condition that the council expended £75 additional, also that £?100 unexpended for work on the Port Fairy road would be revoted. Same, forwarding voucher for X650, moiety of endowment covering the period to June 30.-Attended to. J. F. Duffus, MI.L.A., promising atten tion to the views of the council when the proposed amendments of the Thistle Act was before the House. Public Health Department, enumerat ing minor alterations in the plans for the new Roman Catholic church at Hawkes dale. Sutherland Homes, soliciting a share of the charities vo.te.-To be considered when the charities' vote is being allo cated. A. P. Huntly and A. J. Poynton, desir ing to lease the road ...
RAILWAY TIME TABLE. MELBOURNE TO PORT FAIRY. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 5 March 1914
RAILWAY TIME TABLE. MELBOUENR TO FORT FAIRY' A.M. P.M. Melbourne 6.30 3.50 Geelong ... .. arr 8.10 5.23 dep 8.35 5.46 Colas arr:10.41" 7.50 dep 10.56 8.9 ... arr 12.0 9.30 Camperdown... P.M. dep 12.14 9.58 arr 12.44 10.8 Teranug .. ... dep 12.51 10.13 arr 1.57 10.38 Warrnambool ... dep 2.17 11.5 A.M. Port Fairy 3.43 12.15 PORT FAIRY TO MELBOURNE, A.M. P.M. Port Fairy .. ... dep 5.45 1.30 Waarnambool ... arr 6.56 2.57 dep 7.11 3.15 Teran .. ... arr 8.13 . 4.25 dep 8.18 4.35 Camperdown ... arr 8.46 5.5 1dep 8.58 5.23 Cola ... ... ... arr 10.4 6.32 dep 10.19 6.52 Geelong ... arr 11.54 8.50 P.M. dep 12.5 9.5 Melbourne ... . 1*23 10.38 iOLrIDAY EXCURSION FA RES. S let Return 2nd Return Melbourne.. ... 37s 10d 25s 2d Geelong . .. 28e 10d 19s Id Ballarat ... ... 39s 8d 26. Sd Colac ... ... 18s. 6d 12e 5d Camperdown ... 12e - 9d 8s 6d Terang ... ... 10a Id 6s 8d Warrnambool .. 4s 3d 2e 10d Koroit ... ... 28 5d le 7d Hamilton . ... 19's 9d 8s 6d