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SNOWY RIVER BRIDGE [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 22 May 1914
SNOWY RIVER BRIDGE A conference "as held in Mel bourne last week between Mr. Hagelihorn Minlister of. Public Works; Mr Mackinnon, Minister of Railways; Mr Calder, Chair man of the Country Roads Beard; Mr Cameron, ML A,, and Mr Lynn, President of the Orliost Shire, in reference to the erectio'n of a new bridge over ihe Snowy River to serve the purposes of railway aind vehicular traffic. Mr- Mackin s ii i said a railway bridge 1i4uld -cost :£15,000 and a combined bridge,. £x8,ooo. Mr Calder said the present bridge would not last very long and the Coufntry: Roads Board would meet the Railway Depart ment and Orbost Shire in contri buting towards a newv bridge. The cost of a niev rodd bridge· would be about [6ooo. Mr Lynn suggested that thk Orbost Shire and the Country Roads Board .should contribute the difference between a railway bridge and a combined structure, which would be £3000, o but Mr Mackinnon said he could not ac cept that as the Railways Stand ing Committee had Iturned the b...
WIRE NETTING [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 22 May 1914
WIRE NETTING The advisability of the council taking advantage of the provisions for the supply of wire netting was discussed at last meeting. Cr Hungerford said the system was working satisfactorily in Bairnsdale and other shires, and moved that steps be taken to obtain a supply. The President said the council hid discussed the matter some time ago, and thought it was not advisable to take it up. He thought notice would have to be given of the motion. It would be necessary to fi tat a loan. Cr Hungerford then moved that tht time has arrived fzr the council to con sider the advisability of pruviding wire netting for settlers. Cr WVatt asked what the settlers would save by purchasing through the council. The President: "Nothing, for cash. It is only a matter of giving terme." Cr F. Nixon said the cost would be greater than if they biught it outside A settler could easily gor the mone! from a bank or other agency. Th'e council had to pay the cost of collection and the system was bad. A...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 22 May 1914
MARRIAGE BROOME-CAMERON - On the 30th April at Noorinbee by the Rev. G. E. Harrison, Walter Charles Stephen, eldest son of Mr and Mrs C. Broome, "Killarney," Noorinbee, to Kathleen Newton, se- cond daughter of Mr and Mrs C. A. Cameron, "Meadow Brook," Cann River. &nbsp; IN MEMORIAM Ross-In memory. of my dear husband, John C. Ross, who died on 21st May, 1913. The light of smile shall fill again The lids that overflow with tears : And weary hours of woe and pain Are promises of happier years. -Inserted by his loving wife and family.
MOTOR CAR MAXIMS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 29 May 1914
MOTOR CAR MAXIMS. Thl fool-rejoioeth in his speed; but he wise man looketh well to his gong. fe that is void of wisdom criticists his Leighbour's v hicle; but a man of nm erstanding holdeth his peace. He Midt trustech his automobile to the care f a hired man shall como quickly to ;rief; but he that careth for it himself hall flourish like a branch. It is utter to ride in a trainoeair than with nervous womaniIi on a brass-trimmed 1otor-i r. Ai wise man feareth and ctp'rtoth from. crowded streets; but lhe fool gets in lthe middle of the crush nd is coinfident. A righteous man re ;ardeth the life of his carriage; but the ender mercies of the scorcher are few nd far betoween. A smooth road aketh a cheerful countenance; but y a rough one are the repairers made lad. When scorching cometh then ometh shame; but with the careful ider is wisdom.
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 29 May 1914
AGRICUL?LTURAL. SCIENCE Reviewing the subject of agricultural I science in Great Britain, the outlook, says Professor Wood,'is distinctly hope 'ul. Now fertilisers were coming :to' ble market, as, for instance, the 'ar - us products made from atmosph 'ric - nitrogen. New varieties of farm crops were being produced by the Pl t- c breeding Institiute at Cambridge, ,.ad isewhere. Finally, the soil surveys n which the colleges had seriously ciii barked would assist in defining the reas over which such results were .p plicable. It only remained for h.use who wero responsible for the conduct of .ield trial's to increase the accuracy oi bthe results, and, the steady accu:n'da ion of a mass of systematic and scien tifio knowledge was assured. It i. auld be the business of the advisory staffs ith which- the colleges had recently: been equipped by the British Board of Agriculture and %he Development Com fission to dissendinate this know ,dge - in practical form to the farmers . f this aountry...
THE BIBLE IN STATE SCHOOLS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 29 May 1914
THE BIBLE IN STATE SCHOOLS. - On Wednesday, the 17th, the Rev. Joseph Nicholsoti, superintendent of the Scripture Campaign Council delivered an address in the Orbost Mechanics' Insuti tote on "The Nation's Book in the Nation's Schools." He said that the lessons which it was proposed to intro duce in the school books were extracts from the Bible of a non-sectarian char acter. They had been prepared by a Royal Commission composed of fourteen representatives from all Protestant churches. The great legal authority, Blackstone, had declared that British law had its basis and sanction in the Bible. We were a Christian nation. When the King was crowned a copy of the Bible was placed in his hands and called the Royal law. Queen Victoria had told an Ashanti Chief that the Bible was the secret of England's greatness. President Jackson had declared that it was the rock on which the prosperity of the country rested, and in keeping it out of our national schools we kept out an element of value i...
SHARE YOUR ROSES. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 29 May 1914
. SH'ARE YOUR R?OSES. A tourist brings this pleasant story about, Andrew Carnegie from Scotland: At Skibo Castle Mr. Carnegie had a beautiful rose garden. There were thousands of red and white and yellow roses always blooming there, -and the villagers were free to saunter in the garden paths to their heart's coirtent. One day tihe head gairdener waited upi:n Mr. Carnegie. "Sir, I wish to lodge a complaint," he ventured. "Well?" and the master waited. "Wcll, sir, I wish to inform you that the village folks are plucking the roses in your rose garden. They are de nuding your rose trees, sir." "Aih," and there was a: note of deep satisfaction in Mr. Carnigie's voice, "so my people are fond of flowers, are they, Donald? Then you must plant more!"
SNOWY RIVER BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 29 May 1914
SNOWY RIVER BRIDGE. p The shire president, Cr. Lynn, has submitted a report of the conference held in Melbourne, and other matters which will be read at next council meeting. We have permission to publish the report which is as follows : I beg to report that I have attended a conference in Melbourne re the con struction of a dual traffic bridge across the Snowy River. The conference was not satisfatory from the council's point of view, as the proposals of the Minister of Railways would, I think, impose too great a burden on the rate-payers of this shire. The estimated cost of a dual traffic bridge without footway is £18,000, and of a railway bridge £15,000. I proposed that the railway department find £15,000 and the Orbost Shire and Main Roads Board £3,000, but Mr. McKinnon would not entertain the pro posal, and he said that unless the Orbost Shire was prepared to put forward a proposal to lind about half the money there was no chance of the railway crossing the river at present. WA...
WATERDOGS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 29 May 1914
WATERDOGS. Mix dry 2 or 3 or more cups of flour with one teaspoonful of baking powder and a ,pinoh of salt. Make into solid dough with, cold water, and roll into round lumps.a bit la rger than an egg. Drop into boiling water and keep boiling hard for trenty minutes. They are best eaten lhot with jam, treacle, or sugar, and, iako up a sub stantial part to a meal. Though so simple to make, "watertlogs" are very good eating, and are especially suit able for camp cooking ,here the sup ply of materials is limited. : They are quite as good. .befa boiled in a half kerosene t .hen an enamel pot is used,.
FOOTBALL [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 29 May 1914
FOOTBALL The match ton Saturday last, when the .wniemerella and .Navvies' teams met was very" one-sided;, and ended in an easy win for. the fornicr by 19.16 to 2.7 The. N aivvies have hardly struck forii? y?i, biut. will, no doubt, improve, -?d my. make a better showing iug?inst the Orbost team to-nmorro %. SThe Orbost teain .will be. ehoseo from theo: following plhayers: Androws (eapt.), Beattie, Blaikie, Cowcll,- Irvine, King, Mosley T. Martin, W. Martiin, ;Nikon, Oldham, Rennie, Rod, ell;, Rowe; Ryan, Tlhomnpson, Woiehni, illiams, Wel ling ton, Hierman.ti. ' A meeting of the "members of the Orbost club is to be lheld to-night for the transaction of imiportadnt business.
NATURAL SOAP. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 29 May 1914
NATURAL SOAP. It is said thatb in a mountain near Eko, NeVada, there is an inecs?nusuble supply of pure soap. One may enter the minte with, a butcher's knife and cut as I irgea piece as hlie auss. It is beautifully mottled, and -n being ex posed to the 'air hardens omeliwhat. The macuntain of olay is of fine ixa ture, And isocontains boracic ars.. soda and borate df lime. Its colour is givena it by the iron and other materials. In its mineral state it is rather strong in alkali, and removes 'ink and other stains readily. At one time it was used on the Ptullman cars, 1ut when its peculiar origin became generally known passengers appropriated it so extensvely for souvenirs that the conm pany was forced to go back to the common soap of commerce.
ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 29 May 1914
ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH. The annual Harvest Festival in connection with the above church was celebrated this week. On Sunday the Church was tastefully decorated with produce, flowers, fruit arid autumn leaves, and ser mons appropriate-.to the occasion were preached by the Rev. G. E, Harrison. Special anthems were nicely rendered by the choir. There were good congregations, especially in the evening On Mon?day night a concert and supp er, followed by a sale. of produce ivas held in the Mechanic's Hall. The attendance was moderate and the programme interesting. The Rev. L M. Nancarrow gave a fine rendering of the sacred song "Gethsemane" ar.d Miss Rodwell, whose voice is developing well, sang "Whisper and I shall hear." Other items were sung by Misses F. and P. Cameron, Messrs. A. P. Mosley and F. A. Leslie and a duet by Miss P. Cameron and Mr. J. P. Cameron. Miss Ivy Scouller and MIr. W. Russell contributed elocutionary items. After supper Mr. D. Rodwell sold the produce by auction. The ...
HANDLING CANADA'S WHEAT CROP. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 29 May 1914
.jArND!ING CANADA'S WHEAT CROP. Conditions (says "The Sydney Stock and Station Journal") have never been so good for handling the Canadian grain crop at the head of the Lakes. By th' close of navigation theire will bie no hss tlhan 40,000,000 bushels stor age capu'iacty at Fort Williams and Port Arthur, which is 12.000,000 bush els mnre than last year. The new Government-owned elevator is now completed, and the machinery will be ready to handle its share of the com ing s: ason's crop. It has a capacity of three-quarters of a million bushels in the workhouse and two and a hail millions in the storage bins. In fact, therea is room for elevator space ci some 30,000,000 bushels. In addition to the Government elevator, the Can adian Pacific Railway, Grand Trunk Pacific, and Canadian Northern, to gether with the Fort William Eleator Company, and other concerns, are erecting new buildings, so that the total increase in storage facilities this year will be about 12,000,000 bushels. Advied w...
RAILWAY TIME TABLE TRAINS DEPART FOR MELBOURNE DAILY: [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 29 May 1914
RAILWAY TIME TABLE TRAINS DEPART FOR MEL BOURNE DAILYi Sale, 7.40 a.m. Arrive at Flinders street 1.30 p.m. Bairnedale, 2.15 p.m. Sale, 4.83 p.m. Arrive at Flinders street at 10.25 p.m. MONDAYS: Bairnsdale (via Maffra), 5.40 a.m. Arrive at Finders-street 1.30 p.m. THURSDAYS and SATURDAYS: Bairnsdale, 5.40. a.m. Arrive at Flinders street 1.30 p.m. TRAINS LEAVE MELBOURNE . DAILY: Flinders street 7.52 a.m. Arrive at Sale 1.26 p.m., Bairnsdale 3.25 p.m. Flinders street 4.30 p.m. Arrive.at Sale 10.20 p.m. MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS: Flinhders street, 4.30 pm. Arrive Bairnedale 12.25 a.m.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 29 May 1914
Slarvestingmachinery MOWING MACHINES, REAPERS AND BINDERS We can now supply with our Mowing Machines a Scrub-cutting Cutter Bar; also a Weeder Attachment by which the Cutter Bar can be raised from 5in. to 10in, above usual position, thus enabling weeds, bracken, etc., to be cut without damaging grass crop. HAY RAKES, HAY TEDDERS. The best quality goods only. A large stock of duplicates kept. H. JAMES & CO. Maize Products Ppty., Ltd. Works : Footscray. CASH buyers of MAIZE on contract system at a flat rate. Contracc form to be seen at the office of Mr R. J. Mosley, solicitor, Orbost, WE ARE NOW OPENING A LARGE AND SPECIALLY SELECTED STOCK OF Drapery, Millinery, Manchester, Haberdashery, Mercery and. Wearing Apparel O0f Every Description for Autumn and Winter. DON'T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY OF PURCHASING THE LATEST. A Large Consignment of the Latest Styles in Foot wear has just arrived, and is now opening. A NEW LOT OF WALLPAPERS TO HAND IN VERY PRETTY DESIGNS. •Don't leave your b...