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Local & General News. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
Local & General News. PORT. FAIRY SCHOOI, COMMIITTEE. A meeting of the local school committee was held on Tuesday, 10th inst. There were present the 'Rev W. O. Jessop and Mesdames Boyd, Mott, Bull and George. The Rev W. O. Jessop was elected chair man, and Mrs George correspondent. It was resol61ved that the chairman get the grounds cleaned up and all noxious weeds eradicated. Mr Riddell spoke at length on the necessity of providing lockers for each family, such as are being fixed in all schools. He was asked to ascertain the cost of same, with a view of dealing with this matter at next.meet ing. Correspondence was read from Miss Cox, organiser of the swimming classes for State school children. Miss Cox will visit Port Fairy on Tuesday, 24th, and Wednesday morning. 25th instants, when she will meet the children and any other persons who are interes ted in swimming. Miss Cox leaves by the afternoon train on Wednesday, 25th inst. WORKING ON SUNDAY.--John William Bell can think...
DRESSED LYING DOWN [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
DRESSED LYINi DOWN, Illusions are born to be destroyed, and last night another one received a death-blow (says the "Daily Ex press" of January 7). Mr. Loudon Macqueen Douglas, the president of the Scottish Society, in a lecture in Edinburgh on "The WTearing of the Kilt," said that the tartan was not Scottish in its origin at all. "Tohe kilt emerged from a confu sion of different types of dress," he said. "The ancient dress of Scotland, particularly in the northern parts of the country, was the breacan feile, or kilted plaid, which consisted of some seven to twelve yards of tartan sewn up the middle so as to form a plaid of double width, varying from four to six yards long by two yards wide. A portion of this length was laid on the ground with the belt under it, the lower and middle portion being then plaited so as to form a kilt, leav ing a flap at either side. "The Highlander lay down upon this, crossed the right flap, and next placed the left flap over it, and then buckled his bel...
JEWELS PAWNED [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
JEWELS PAWNED Messrs Hancocks and Coran, jewellers, sued Messrs J RP any borough and Company Ltd., Atten brokers and jewellers, to re aw.e necklace, which had been Pn.cover alternatively, damages forW its do tion, before the Lord Chief Justicetean a special jury (says "The Daily ce an November 25). " lall,, Mr Shearman, K.C. in stated that not a word could be ning against the defendants. The aid tion in the case was who should sules loss in consequence of the sudd uffer parture under dramatic circumnst de-an of a man who had obtained janres which he had not paid for and el then pawned? a The man in question, r tan Campbell, had been connected Lan i some South American compan y, sid counsel. He bought from the Plain tiffs and paid for £3000- or l400i worth of jewellery. He lived in 4I0oun street, Mayfair, and owned a IOtoi. car. Up to the time he disappearei the plaintiffs had not the smallestre, son to doubt his honesty. a In July, 1912, Mr Campbell saw the rosy pearls now in disput...
SUFFOCATED BY CAT [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
SUFFOCATED BY CAT A verdict of accidentally suffocated by a cat was returned at an inquest at Rowlands' Castle, near Portsmouth, with regard to the infant son of a laborer named Strotte- .(says :the "Daily Telegraph"). Thebiaby was left in bed by the mother, who presently went upstairs. again. She saw a strange cat jump off the child's face, and on examination the baby was found to be dead.
Sporting. BOWLING. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
Sporting. BOWLING. At Camperdown, on Saturday next, the Port Fairy and Warrnambool bowling clubs will play the final match for the pennant of the Western District Bowling Association. Port Fairy will be repre sented by Tyler, Evans, Jackson, Reidy (c.) ; Swann, Presnell, Maloney, Grant (c.) ; Robertson, Keating, Orr Yug gridge (c.); Northey, Gordon, Ralos lovich, Haymes (c.). On Good Friday the local bowlers go to Hamilton to engage in a contest with the bowlers in the latter town. Both the Carlton and the Collingwood bowling clubs are anxious to come to Port Fairy on Easter Saturday and play matches on the local green. ! otFiyo atrStra n l?
PANAMA CANAL [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
PANAMA CANAL. Without pomp or inaugural cere mony, and unknown to anybody ex cept those persons directly concerned, the Panama Canal has been navi gated froin the Atlantic to the Paci fic for the first time by a steamer under its own power (says the New York correspondent of the "Daily Telegraph" on January 9). The vessel thus honored is the old French ship 1Alexandre Lavalley, built in 1884. She is a steamer of 1200 tons, has a single screw and funnel, and is equipped with three big cranes. The Alexandre Lavalley started her trip from the Atlantic entrance early in December, and, after making various stops on the way, to help to clear away small landslides, pro ceeded through the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks to the Pacific, thus making the first trans-isthmian voyage. Although May had been set as the month for the official opening of the canal, it is not believed here that! the waterway will be available for general commercial use by ships of large draught until several months...
PIG MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
PIG MARKET . The supply numbered 243 head, of which 75 were stores. Prime baconers L3 17s to L4' 2s 6d, medium baconers 68s to 73s, forward stores L2 5s, slips 17s to 21s, sow and litter Z.9 SHEEP MARKET. The supply numbered 450 head, and competition was very keen. Prime cross bred ewes sold up to 20s, prime cross bred .wethers 13s to 17s 6d,- comeback wethers UIs to 12' 6d, aged ewes and lambs 13 6d. SCATTLE MARKET. There- was only a small yarding. Prime cows L7 to L9 5s ; medium quality L6 to L6 13s, springing heifers L7 to L7 15s, store cows L2 10s to £3 16s. MELBOURNE CATTLE MARKET. Prime bullocks LIO 15s to L12, extra to L13-5s; prime cows from L7 15s to L9 ; extra to L10. Fat Calves-Th-e market was heavily stocked. Prices ruled a shade easier. MELBOURNE FARM PRODUCE. Wheat-The ibcal market remains firm at 3s 91d. Oats-Milling is lid, seed up to 2s 3d, feed is 10½d, poor lower. Barley-English Chevalier up to 3s 6d, 10d, Cape malting up to 2s 5d, extra choice higher. Potatoes - ...
CHEF'S MASTERPIECE [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
CHEF'S MASTERPIECE Epicures all, but. not all gourmands, assembling in strong force at the (Royal Adelaide Gallery, Gatti's, Strand, on Saturday, when the le Diner Saint For tunat, organised throughout the world, and held the same evening in 127 cen tres, under the auspices of Le Carnet d'.Epicure and the Ligue des Gour mands, was celebrated. The menu was almost exactly similar to that of last year, but a special dish was that of sucking pig stuffed with chestnuts, bar ley, and liver, with sauce of goose berry and horse-radish. This-was pro nounced by the epicures as the piece de resistance of the evening, and the chet was highly complimented upon his ex cellent serving. The menu was pre cisely as was being enjoyed by members of the League assembled in other cities in the world. Father, teaching his six-year-old son arithmetic by giving a problem to his wife, begs his son to listen. Father: Mother, if you had a dollar and I gave you five more, what would you have? Mother (replying a...
EXPENSIVE ELEPHANTS NEW REGULATIONS FOR HUNTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
EXPENSIVE ELEPHANTS?i I -NEW REGULATIONS FOR HUNTERS. The white man is no longe?- free to shoot elephants at his will and plea sure in French West Africa (says the Paris correspondent of the ."Daily News and Leader"). The -Governor has' issued severe provisional regula tions, pending the promulgation of a decree on this subject. Every European -who has a regu lar licence to carry arms, and who wishes to hunt elephants, must make a declaration and pay a tax fixed by the district governors, which must not be less than £40. This is only good for one year (or less, if the decree is issued before the lapse of a year), and only entitles the holder to kill two elephants. Every elephant shot in excess of the two must be .de= clared, and paid for at the rate of at least £20 per head, and not more than five in all may be killed in the year. The spoils of an elephant killed in self-defence must be handed over to the district authority.
New Railway Fares. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
New Railway Fares. tngle Rot rn. lst 2nd let 2nd Port Fairy to Melbourne... 28s Od 1Ss Sd 46s 10d 31s 2d Geelong 21s 4d 14s 2d 35s 6d 23s 8d Ballarat 29s 4d 19s 8d 49s 0d 32s Sd Colac 13s Sd 9s 2d 22s 10d 15s 2d Camperdown 9s 6d 6s 4d 15s 10d 10s 6d £erang ... 4d 4s 10d 12s 2d Ss 2d Warrnambool 3, 2d 2s 2d 5s 2d 3s 6d Koroit Is Sd ls 2d 2s 10d sle 10d Moyne 10d 6d Is 2d 10d Hamilton 9s od 6s 4d 15s 10d 10s 6 Rosebrook... 4d 2d Kirkstall ... is 2d 10d 2s 0d Is 4d Crealev ... Is 4d 10d 2s 2d s 6d Printedand Published by the sole opopriet EDWAbRD HA LET, at +he Gazetto Oc, Saokville.-treet, Pdrt Pafiy, in the u8tt.m Vi~QkDri.,
ORFORD. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
ORFOIRD. The annual concert of the Methodist Church was held in the Orford hall, on Tuesday. night, when there was a large and en thusiastic audience. In conse quence of several disappointments by performers from_ Koroit and Macarthur, the onus of the pro gramme fell on the Port Fairy visitors, who responded nobly to the demand. The Rev J. Barning ham was in the chair. Miss Hart played two capital pianoforte solos as overtures, the popular Police man's Holiday being one. Mrs T. E. Orr, the district Melba, won fresh laurels for herself; her items were The Swallows, Wo man's Way, Dolly's Revenge, and I May, or may Not. The Misses Spooner sang three exquisite duets, The Convent Bells being, per haps, the favorite. Miss Pope's expressive rendition of Daddy was warmly applauded and re-deman ded. Mr Les Earle's singing at home or abroad, always creates a furore, and a repetition of each of his songs was insisted on. He gave My old Shako, When I kissed Noreen, Thora, and The Romany Lass. M...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
PH(ENIX ASSURANCE CO. LTD. ESTD. 1782, FIRE- ACCIDENT. EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY. (OSSES PAD EXCEED £85000,000,o Losses by BUSH FIRES and by LIQNTNINO aro made good by this Company. AGENTS WANTED. vwRo 461 To 471 BOURKE ST., onRe. MELBOURNE. DALCETY A CO, LTD.. AGIINTS Mr Wilding, a steward in the G.E.R. service, discovered £5270, which had been left in a cabin after the boat had reached the Hook of Holland. The owner came back for his property later and rewarded the finder with £20. A quantity of silver plate, discov ered buried in a wood at Llanishen, near Cardiff, has been identified as the property of Lady Orr-Ewing, and was taken by- burglars from Heath House, Llanishen, about 40 years ago.. TO NEW3PA'PER PROPRIETORS. SEGOND-HAND TYPE CASES (in Good Order), Lower and Upper, Double and Treble For Sale, Cheap. COUNTRY PRESS CO-OPERATIVE CO. LTD, THE EXCHANGE, MELBOURNE. POULTRY FOR EXPORT. All Classes wanted. Re buy by live weight. Crates lent co Commission or Cartage Charged Chickens...
BESSIEBELLE. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
BESSIEBELLE. 4t an early hour on Sunday morning a threshing machine, own ed by Mr Arthur Huggins, was destroyed by fire, together with 80 bags of grain belonging to Mr W. J. Sharrock. Mr Huggins had relinquished work on Saturday evening at Mr Sharrock's farm at Bessiebelle, leaving everything ap parently safe. Early on Sunday morning the machine was dis covered by Mr Sharrock to be on fire, and he, being the only person on the premises, was unable to prevent its destruction. The plant was a recent purchase and had only been in use a few weeks. It was partially covered by in surance. Mr Sharrock's grain was uninsured, A meeting was held at the Too long State school on Monday, 9th instant, and the following were elected as members of the school committee : -Messrs G. A. Eld ridge (chairman),-T. Coffey (cor respondent), A. -McEachern, A. Gentles, T. McGrath,. T. Ahearn, and Jno. MdGrath. At the Methodist Church on Sunday evening the Rev J. Barn ingham will continue his talks to the ` p...
WHEN LITERATURE FAILS [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
WHEN LITERATURE FAILS "Literature is a failure if it does not bring us a nobler sense of life, a zest for the commonwealth mind, a spirit of fraternity towarls the race as a whole," says 'The Daily Herald.' It is not a thing to keep us proud and apart, to bear us away from our neighbors and their ordeals, but to inspire us with a finer faith in them and in the general destiny."
Commercial. PORT FAIRY RETAIL MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
CoUlUlercial. -4-e---- PORT FAIRY RETAIL MARKET. s.-d. s. d. Butter, per, lb (separator) 1 0 1 2 Butter, per lb (fresh) ... 10 11 Butter, per lb (factory) .. 1 4 I 5 Eggs, per dozen ... 11 1 1 Bacon, per lb ... 11 1 2 Cheese, per Ib . -10 1 0 Ham, per lb .. 13 1 4 Flour, per bag ... 15 :,0 16 0 Wheat, per bushel .. 4 0 4 3 Sugar, 701b bag .. 16 0. -17 0 Bran, per bushel ... - 2 1 3 Pollard, per bushel '.... -2 . 1 3
BACILLI IN CLOTHES DUST [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
BACILLI IN CLOTTHES DUST In the latest issue of the Buffalo "Sanitary Bulletin," Dr. F. E. Fronc zak mentions some experiments de vised to show the dangers of clothes' dust. Clothes soiled with dried tuber culosis sputum were brushed in such a way that guinea-pigs inhaled the dust. Garments having sputum from two to four days old infected all guinea-pigs. In proportion to length of time over four days the infectiousness dimin ished, though one pig was infected' from sputum dust that had been dry ing on the cloth for sixteen days.
How I Saved My Hair. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
How I 8aved My Hair, -0 "My hair was thin, short, dry and brittle. Every time I combed or brushed it large quantities came out, and I had begun to fear that soon I should be entirely bald. A specialist whom I consulted said mine was a particularly bad case of dandruff-so bad that he knew of only one thing which he could hope would overcome the trouble and restore my scant tresses to their-former luxuriance and beauty. He told mne to get my chemist to prepare a lbtion composed of three ounces of bay rum, one ounce lavona de composee and quarter dram menthol crystals, and to rub this into the scalp twice a day with the finger tips. I was sceptical, but did as I was told. To my de lighted astonishment I soon noticed that my hair had stopped falling. out, and in a few weeks my head was covered with a new growth of downy hair. I continued the use of the lotion until I possessed a head of hair, all my own, that is the wonder of all my friends. My specialist says he has known of many cases...
AUSTRALIAN FREEDOM LEAGUE. To the Editor of the "Gazette." [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
AUSTRALIE•AN FREEDOM -LEAGUE. To the Editor of the "Gazette." Sir,--" A feature of the distribu tion of population in Australia is the tendency to accumulate in the capital cities. To such an extent is this metropolitan aggregation carried that in every state the popu lation of the capital far outnumbers that of-any other town therein and ranges from 21 to 46 per cent,of the entire population of the state." Thus writes Mr Knibbs, in the Commonwealth Journal. In the commonwealth 28.12 per cent of the people are in the metro politan cities. In the United Kingdom this figure is 12.54 per cent, France 7.29 per cent, Bel gium 6.3 6 per cent, and Nether lands 4.72 per cent, In Australia the percentage of primary produ cers is only 14.15 per cent of the entire population.. The expendi ture on technical education is 2d per head of the population. The cost of defence is 25s per head, and is increasing.- The number of im migrants is decreasing, and the birth rate is low. We are are fully awar...
Correspondence. To the Editor of the "Gazette." [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
Correspondence. To the;Editor of the " Gazette," Sir,-We are told that it is a very serious offence to sell drink and food on Sundays-that the law will punish the offenders, if it can only see them, which is quite im possible here. I think nearly all will agree that some opportunity should be given the people during summer months to obtain-fruit and soft drinks, but it is a'gainst some law to do this, although plenty of drink is on tap at some hotels. As we cannot sell openly, I object to fruit being sold on the sly on Sun days, as can be witnessed any Sun day, except by those' who will not see. It is most unfair, and should be stopped by those who are ap pointed to carry out the Act. If it needs 6 days and 6 nights (well up to midnight) to do business to pay expenses, let it rest at that. If Sunday is wanted to make some thing to pay for rent and gas, then let every one do a bit. I am sure those who rent shops like to have Sunday off, and those who do get fruit, lollies and drink a...
Dairy Supervision. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 March 1914
Dairy Supervision. A conference of representatives of the Victorian Chamber of Agri culture and of *the Co-operative Butter and Cheese Factories' As sociations of Victoria was held in Melbourne last week. Ten dele gates attended. The secretary of the Chamber of Agriculture (Mr H. Schweiger) ex pglained the attitude of the council of his chamber in regard to the extension of the Milk and Dairy Supervision Act, and the improve ment of dairy produce generally. The conference affirmed the prin cidle of effective dairy supervision either government or municipal; and also favored the idea that the government should be urged to extend the Milk and Dairy Super vision Act into those districts in which there is now no effective system of inspection. In order to give effect to this resolution, it was decided that the following words be deleted from clause 7 in the Milk and Dairy Supervision Act: - " which, on the request of such council, has proclaimed as a dis trict subject to the provisions ...