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Meeting the Difficulty. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
Meeting the Difficulty. A good story is told o£ a worthy Quaker who lived in a country town. The friend was rich and Ibenevolent. and his means were put in frequent reqgflsltlon for purposes of local char ity or usefulness. The townspople wanted to rebuild their parish church and a committee was appointed to raise funds. It was agreed that the Quaker could not be asked to sub scribe towards an object so contrary to his principles: but then, on the other hand. so true a friend to the town might take it amiss if he were not at least consulted on a matter of such general interest. So one of their number went and explained to him their project the old church was to be removed; and such- and such steps taken towards the construction cf a now one. "Theo wast right," said the .Quak. er. "in supposing that my rlinciples would not allow me to assist in bull.l. Ino a church. But didst thee not say something about pulling down a church? Thee mayst put my name down for a hundred pounds to pull ...
STRANGE HONEYMOONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
STRANGE HONEYMOONS. Surely one of the strangest was that of all American couple who, In June of last year, set out from Now York harbor on a honeymoon trip to the Bermuda Islands In a tiny "cockle. shell" boat some 12ft. long by 3ft. broad. No less thrilling a honeymoon ex perlonce was that of a Mr. and Mrs. Edgar, who were married In Peking In the Legation chapel, on the day preceding that on whilch the Boxer riots broke out, and who, perforce, had to spend the first few weeks of their married life prisoners in the In vested city, witnessing many of the lorrors of the rebellion, and going In dally fear of assassination. Another couple on the Continent, immediately after the marriage knot was tied, started off by balloon for England. Leaving Paris at four o'clock In tihe afternoon, they man aged to land across the Chan nel the following morning, after a somewhat exciting time among the clouds. Then alln adventurous pair of Swiss lovers, both keen mountaineers, chose the summit of Mo...
BADLY-DRESSED QUEENS. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
BADLY-DRESSED QUEENS. It has been often asserted by thole who know that scarcely one' royal lady In Europe Is really well dressed. Some of the younger royalties wear dresses too old for their years, and some of the oldd" garb themselves in a fashion that is too young. The Empress of Germany is . the bcst-dressed woman on a European throne. bne does not buy her dresses In Paris, but In Berlin, London and Vienna. Counting every Item, the Kalserln spends about £2000 a year on dress. The Queen of Holland. Is said to be tile worst-dressed sove• reign. In spite of this, she- manages to spend about twice as much on her clothes as does Queen Mary. The formler spends about £4000 a year, whilst the latter spends, on an aver age, about £2000. Queen Wllhelmlna Is accused of showing very bad taste in the choice of her frocks and hats. IIowever, she has some excuse, for in loyalty to her own country she only e..plaoys Dutch dressmakers, and who ever heard of a noted Dutch modiste? The costumes an...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
iGood Hire Motor Cars ati A. 0 Berkefeld's. .MALEE BROS. I S. There's None of the &lt;. Spider & Fly Business - - about Us nler?'o mem of the "anyl|le-to-gt-you-in'n policy with us, and theren'o eas of the "'olly-sted.to-get-out" feeling with you. No I ee yo corm Ie a you're sorry to go out and leave io many other "*eed thisge- behind you. And there's always something fresher ?ere than the froehest elsewhere. And our present figures ue am ?e a ie all I the "Art of LOW Prioling Yont may talk about other Motor Cycles, TYot. many argue from Morning till Night, BUT there's NO BETTER Motor Cycle than Malee Bros' . Special Three and a Half H.P. NOTE Mr Ht?rold Jackson's overland ride to Central Queens land from Can?r.rton, on this particular make of Motor Cycle. This long ride iban brought out to view the good qualities in the building and construction of the Malee Bros' SPECIAL Motor, vwhich speaks volumes for Motor and Rider. Agents for ZOVE.R, PREMIER, aind other snakes...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
Orient Line Of. Royal Mall Steamers. For London, via A'delaide, Fremantle (W.A.), Colombo (for India), Egypt, Naples, Toulon, Gibraltar, and Plymouth, .- ena Loom sonor. Ton. .ll'cqrns,. Aeoliide. .)rsova 12,036 Apl.15 April.' 17 Orontes 9,028 Apl. 29 May I Orvieto 12,130 May 13 May1l1 And fortnightly thereafter. The Steamers of the Orient Line are fitted with all. modernnd tp.tp.date ap plisnees for -the mity., and. comfort of pssseengersm. i passengers are oarried'in all classes. Third-class accommodation: --Bleeping "xjoom,',dining rooms, deck accommodation, and cuisinat, specialty. B- ounad-tha orid dTatein via Canada, SUnotd Stte. Japan or South Africa, qoded'on application.:? :'..' Pleasure or business trips on the coast (to Fremantle, Adelaide, Sydney, or Brip bane) quoted on application. ' The Local Agents will supply circulars or furthe; information on application; Passage from any port may. be prepaid here. .... D, L. DOWDELL, Branch Manager, S 312 Collins Street, Melbourn...
Dergholm. Presentation to Miss Shrive. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
Dergholm. Presentation to Miss 8hr? ve. A large gathering of parents nd: residents gathered at the school on Sat urday, April 4, to assist at presentation to Miss Shrive, who is retiring from the service of the Educatlion Department, of a token of appreciation of her services sa teacher and a citizen of the town. The gathering took the form of an afternoon tea m honor of the guest, pro. vided by the local ladies in their usual first class style. Cr Boyle was in the chair, and ex. pressed great pleasure in seeing so many present. He said it showed that the guest was held in great esteem, and he, with other parents present, regretted very much that they were losing such a capable teacher. Hie had much pleasure in calling on Mr P. Quinn to make a presentation to Miss Shrive on behalf of the parents and residents of the dis. trict. Mr Quinn said he had great pleasure in presenting the gift (a beautiful silver hot water kettle) and trusted that Miss Shrive would live long to make use of ...
Casterton News Printed MONDAY & THURSDAY EVENINGS THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
Pnnted MONDAY & THURSDAY EVENINGS THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1014. Under heading "Constable Maltreated" ia given on page 4in this fieue report of an unpleasant experience of Constable R. F. White, member of a family well known in this district, who not long ago joined the police force in South Australia. The Methodist Christian Endeavour Society's "Coming of Age" celebrations held during the Easter holidays are fully reported on page 4 in this issue. Easter holiday proceedings and func tions are dealt with on page 4 in this issue: Rev. Edgar Blake, who succeeds Rev. W. E. Lancaster in the Casterton Methodist Circuit, was entertained at a social on Thursday evening at the Bel mont church. He was presented with a travelling rug of Geelong manufacture. At a meeting of the Ballarat City Branch A.N.A. last week, in connection with arrangement for a smoke night in honor of a member, Mr A. M. Taylor, who was recently elected Chief President of the Association, it was mentioned that Mr Tay...
WEALTH FROM WRECKAGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
WEALTH FROM WRECKAGE. Does anybody want to get rich in a hurry? If so, here Is a recipe-buy wrecks. A bench boat which cost about £200 tc 'build was, after It had been run down off Yarmouth; sold for £2, and even that was obtained with dlmficulty, as seafarers do not like a boat whIich has once met with misfortune. Still a fliner bargain for somebody was a schlooner which ran ashore at Southport. It was actually sold for £1! Another splendid "deal" was made by a speculator who bought a wreck on the South Const. He obtained from it nearly eighty tonl: of copper fittings and sheathing. This alone re turned him his money several times over, and yet he still had many tonls of iron, fittings, rope, etc.. 'besides a large quantity of.copper sheathing out of sight. The success of such transactions ob viously depends on the ability to find a market for everything. And this is precisely where the specialists shinlle. Two purchases of a well-known dealer in wreckage and "waste" generally cons...
Easter Holidays. Casterton Celebrations. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
Easter Holidays. Casterton Celebra tions. There wLas as usual anll exodus of residents who went away on Friday morning to spend else where tmh few days respite from toil that Is afforded by the annual Easter vacation. There were still left in the town those who were glad to use the few days' respite for rest, or for attention to domestic affairs that under ordin ary circumstances had of neces sity, to be held over. The town was, therefore, not altogether de serted, though to the casual ob server it appeared so; for the streets were empty of the ordinary crowd of passers to and fro, and it was easy for a stranger to think that Casterton was a deserted vil lage-on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, also on Easter Monday in the later part of the day, when the crowd had dispersed, most to Merino bent, others In search of recreation that was in accord with their several inclinations. It was a quiet, though joyous crowd that spent away in all di rections, still joyous though per haps not so q...
OLD POETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
:.OLD POETS. If I should live in a forest And sleeo underneath a tree, No grove of whslapering saplings Would make a home for me. I'd go where. the, old oaks gather, Serene and good and strong, And they would not sigh and tremble And vex me with a song. The pleasantest sort of poet Is the poet who's old and wise, With an old white heoard, and wrinkles About his kind old eyes. For those young fllbbertigibbets A-rhymIng their hours away, .They won't be still like honest men And listen to what you say. The young poet screams forever About his sex and Ills soul, But the old man listens and smokes his pipe And polishes Its bowl. There should be a club for poets Who have come to seventy year. They should sit in a great hall, drink ing. Red wine and golden beer. They would shuffle in of an evening, Each one to his cushioned seat, And there would be mellow talking And silence rich and sweet. There Is no pence to be taken With poets who are young, For they worry about the wars 'to be fought ...
Merino Racing Club. A Successful Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
Merino Racing Club. A Succesaful eeting. OrFilcE*r Aean:-PRresident, Mr T. HE Silvester ; Treasurer, Mr J. P. M'Cor mick; Judge, Mr T. E. Silvester Starter, Mr M. 'W. Dryer; Clerk o scales, Messrs 0. Kohn and E. A. Grant; Clerk of course, Mr . P._ Fitgibbon Stewards: Dr Morton, Messrs Silvester Perry, Harvey, M. W. Dwyer, and Jo, Cameron; Hon. Secretary, Mr A. C Ross. This popular meeting was duly held on Easter Monday, with the usual sue cess, The day was an ideal one for na outing, and was largely taken advantage of as the attendance was a record. St were the gate receipts-over £40. The course,, bydint of harrowing, was in vera good eider, but would have been still further improved by a good shower oa rain. The racing was interesting. The Hurdle Rice was the best contested race of the day. Seven horses came to the post and all jumped well. Killora, who all through was hanging most stubbornly to the winner, fell at the third hurdle from home, leaving J.D.G. without any further seri...
Judging From Appearances. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
Judging From Appearances. When Shimmerpate gave his little son Sammloe drawing-book, the lat ter gazed intently at the pictures of arms, legs, feet and heads on one of the pages. "What do you think of It, son?" ask ed Shimmerpate. "My word, father." replied Sammie. "It must have been an awful explo sion." "The New Magazine" Is unique. For snpoonce we got soveral pages of Ii Instrations In tints, of scenes and characters in the last popular Iondon play. In this nlumber (April) it is "lutllo Tango," and to great array of illustrated stories by that popular authoress Olive Wadsley, HI. P. Han eheuw, Randolph Lichileld, Sax Roh mner, and many other well-known writers. There Is a calmplete long novel entitled 'The Devil's Corner." by Andrew Soutar, and many useful pages specially for the ladies and lhe hmoe, embracing fashions, cookery. etc.. unoder the heading or "The Sno mai's Kingdom."
FORTUNES MADE FROM BOXING. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
FORTUNES MADE FROM BOXING. Interesting information is given In "flow to Become a Boxer" regarding earnings of men who have won laur els in the ring. Pncky M'Farland, it is stated. ,was discovered to have box ing talent when working at the age of fifteen in the Chicago packing yards. Before he had reached the age of eighteen he had taken part in no few er than eighteen professional con tests, all of which he won. lie is not twenty-five yeonrs of age yet, but he has accumulatedt a fortuno of about sixty thllousand pounds. Battling Nelson, after twelve years of ililting had a bank roll of .C4O,OUO, whicl grew pretty rapidly during the five years wIhvlch followed uontil hie re tired. Freddile Welsh, it is conjectured, han "tucked away more than C20,000," and George Carpentier, the French idol, has, though not yet twenty, put aside somewhere near .£20,000. The gross earnings of Jack Johnson hbetween December 20th, 1908, anld July 4th. 1912, are conlputed to be over £100,000. From the Jef...
Casterton P. and A. Society. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
Casterton P. and A. Society. The preliminary annunl general meet. ing of the Society was held on Thttf-R day last, the President (AMr RI. T. Mitchell) in the chair, and present also Messrs J. Cameron, J. A. Edmonston, J. tIart, E. F. Hughes, C. Loy, Jas. Me Combe, J. H. McCombe, L. O'Connell, and G. Tomkins. Minutes of meeting held on May 22, 1913, were confirmed on the motion of Messrs Edmonston and Tomkins. Mr Edmonston proposed, Mr .T. If. M['Combo seconded, that Messrs Wal. stab and Scott he appointed auditors. Carried. Pursuant to notice given, Mr Ed. monston moved that rule 7 be rescinded. and that in the future the Society be managed by a committee of 25 mem bhers. Mr Edmonston said the district over which the Society operated was such a very w~ide one, that he thought: there wis every reason to iHope that more interestwould he taken in its affairs if the number of the "committee were in' creased from 14 to 25. Anysway, it was' worth a trial." -Mr Hart; who seconded the motio...
LATEST NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
LATEST NEWS. The Federal Parliament %, as opened yesterday with the usual formalities. Mr Fisher intimated intention to move vote of censure on the Ministry. A woman named Ruby Costslln, aged 45, was arrested last night on clilrgo of attempted murder in having fl?rI a ro volver at Jack Brehony, at Yarrville yesterday. Forecast--Generally cloudy, to dull, scattered rain in west, and gradually ex* tending eastwards. Produce Market-Wheat, 3s t4d ; oats (milling) is 10d; barley' (I`tglist malting) 3s 4d, cape 2s 3d; -chaff (,lhoice oaten) 65e, wheated, 670s 6d; hay (manger) to 100s.
Ophthalmic Optics. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
Ophthalmcl Optics. Eye-strain does not necessarily mean impaired or poor vision. In the not of seeing' we expend a certain amount of nervous energy, of which we are uncon soious when our eyes are normal. If we experience a sensation' of discomfort in observing closely a small object, there is a strain present-there is an overtax on your muscles; the eyes water, feel sandy, headaches result. You can easily stop this with glasses. Let Mr S. B. Abotomey, the well known optician, examino.your eyes. He will tell you their true con diton, and if glasses are necessary he will supply you with what is required. Mr Abotomey will visit Casterton on Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24, and maybe consulted at the Casterton Hotel. Coleraine will be vislted on Sat urday and Sunday, April 25 and 26 at Koroite Inn, end Hamilton on Monday and Tuesday, April 27 and 28, at Victoria Hotel.
Mr. W. J. Fairlie. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
r r. W. J. Fairlie. Mr V. J. Fairlie, who succeeds Mr Wollasten is Heoad Teacher of the Cas. terton State School, has been a valued member of the Ballarait City branch of the Australian Natives Association, of which he is an ox-President. At last week's meeting of the branch, the Prosi dent, Mr M. Barid, M.L.A.. on behalf of members voiced the highest appreciation of MIr Fairlie's personal wRorth and Ihis services to the branch, other members heartily endorsing the President's culo. gistic commentson the departing mem ber. Mr Fairlie warmly reciprocated the kindly sentimnents expressed to him, and spoke with regret of the severance of association with many valued Iallarat friends in and- out of the Association, which his transfer to Casterton had brought about. Mr Fairlie will, we are sure, be so cordially welcomed at Casn tortosn, both by members of the Associas tion and residents generally, that he will find himself still among friends, who will do their best to make things pleas....
Conrad Power Company. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
Conrad Power Company. This popular company, headed-by the favorite Irish comedian and character actor, who, with his "Killarney" com pany made such a great hit hero some months ago, will appear at the Me cbanies', Casterton, on Saturday, 18th lnst;, fora short season of two nights only, in the famous Irish drama, "Kathleen ,favourneen." The name of Conrad Power has become a household word throughout Australis, his per formances of Larry Dwyer" and "Shaun the Post" halving established him a firm favorite with the playgoers. An ex. change says:-"Conrad Power is won derful. In all his performances he con trols and liypnotises his audiences. lNo matter how small or big his part he stands out as a finished and polished artist." Special scenery has been paint. ed after a newly invented American process, and is now shown in Australia for the first time. Popular prices will be charged. On Monday 20th, the great Irish drama. "The Wicklow Wed ding," ,w ill be produced, with Conrad Power in th...
GREATER THAN GOLD Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London & Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER I. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
GREATER THAN GOLD By L: T. MEADE, :Author of" "Tkfe Soul of Margaret Rand," etc. - i"-Publlehed by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London & Melbourne. .All Rights Reserved; CHAPTER L ?"s that you, Peter?" The eyes of Paul Danvors were raised 'with difficulty, his breath was coming fast, ho looked through the dim shadow of death at Peter Bel lairs, the friend of his life. ":: "You have come. You are good," said Paul,, and he smiled faintly as he-moved one very thin hand until it touched the hand, firm, brown and strong, of his comrade. "I was the lucky one, in one sense," .he added after a pause. "We both made up our minds to be rich, but somehow I got the gold and-you?" "! am a poor man still," answered Peoter Bellairs. "Well, never mind, never mind," said Paul. "You are not dying in your youth and I am. I have made my pile. The diamond fields at Kimber loy, you understand; I was in at the rushll, and I have left some of the money in trust to you for Shella, my little g...
Angling Competition. [Newspaper Article] — The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record — 16 April 1914
Angling Competitlon. There was as usual keen interest taken in the competltlons promoted by the nes tertnn Angling Society. that took place at Roseneath on Saturday last. Mr C. Chapman qualified as winner of either of two trophies by taking seven fish whioh weighed justover llbe. He chose the prize for heaviest fish (31b). Mr Cleverdon secured the trophy for greatest number of fish taken, he having landed three, weighlngover l6b. Mr Chapman's basket of seven qualified him for a second trophy, presented by Mr R. C. Miller, soanr., for. six or more fish weighilg not thesthan five pounds. The prize for the heaviest fish caught by a lady during the season (donated by Mr W. J. Spring) was won by Mrs F. Lawrence. whose fish weighed 21bs. Messirs J. A. Hooper and W. H. Oleverdon donated other trophiles. During the day, eight competitors took 17 fish averaging well over 14lb.