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Woman in Burning Sea. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
Woman in Burning Sea. A good example of physical en durance of women in emergencies is afforded by the story of Mrs Anna • Boeme's two hours swim in the sea at. night, while she was all tbe time in danger of being overtaken by t a. ^ flood of burning benzine.. &lt; Mrs' Boeme was the wife of tbe captain of the Russian steamer Kometa, which blew up off Algiers by night, and was completely burned, with the loss of fifteen of h$r company. The captain put his wife into a boat-after the ship had burst into flames, but it capsized. ' She began to swim in the black water,- which was lit up by the burning ship. The benzine spread 011 the sea and formed ' one vast, burning film, which the wind drove towards her. F01 two. hours she swam desperately , from the flames. At last, when she was on the point of giving up, she heard a voice shouting in Russian, „ " Come here !" It was the chief stoker and-some of .the.men in a boat which was full of water. They hoisted her into it, and she sa...
Beechworth Divorce Case. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
Beechworth Divorce Case. i In the Beechworth Supreme Court, in its matrimonial jurisdiction/'be fore Mr Justice Cussen, Valentine Wooding, jeweller, of Beechworth, applied for divorce from his wife, Eva Alberta Wooding, on the grounds of desertion. Mr A. W. Foster, who appeared ,,, for petitioner, said desertion had • been brought about by alleged differences between petitioner - and respondent's relatives. On 20th August, 1913, respondent wrote to petitioner offering to return to. him, and expressing willingness, for their child's sake', to sacrifice her future happiness. That letter had not been answered, as petitioner did not believe the offer to be genuine. - His Honor held that unless re- >' spoudent's letter was. proved to be a sham there was an end to the case He suggested that Mrs Wooding should be put into the box for cross examination. Mrs Wooding; under cross;ex amination, swore that the offer in the letter was genuine, and that she still desired to return, to her hus ...
Trade in Human Hair. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
Trade in Human Hair. Fashion is said to have killed the demand for high class long hair from China, both in Europe and the United States. At the present mo ment the demand for human hair is not too heavy ;J if the flat style of hair dressing remaius in favor those engaged in the hair trade may ex pect a slack time. A few years ago there was a boom in hair, and Ori ental hair was much used, since the supply of European hair was not sufficient to meet the demand. It is neither as fine nor as pleasant to look at as European hair, and has to be bleached aud treated to obtain light shades. The best hair comes from France, Germany, Italy and Austria, and a woman who owns a really good head of it can sell it for j£3 or more. Fine, straight hair fetches a good price ; curly hair, which is rearer, realises more, and the most expensive, as well as the most difficult to procure in any quantity is the white.
Children's Home Lessons. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
Children's Home Lessons. An address on the subject of Cjm pulsory Home I,essous, for children under 16 years of age, was delivered by Dr. Eder at the Woman's King dom, Olympia. He pointed out that there are two grounds on which a protest ought to be made—physi cal and psychological. One of the worst aspects of the .question is found in the fact that artificial illumination affects the eyesight of the ,workers. Parents do not really understand how much harm can be done by careless lighting. Children sit down to read 'and write for the whole evening after having spent the long working day iu similarly cramped positions. Spinal defects are often, the result of this indiffer ence to the ordinary laws of hygiene, and mental fatigue is developed. Dr Eder explained that mental fatigue brings on a state of dulled perceptions. A, Berlin doctor has investigated the conditions of school children in order to find out to what j length of time studies might, with* profit, be carriei on. After the...
Court of Petty Sessions. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
Court of Petty Sessions. Messrs A. Aldridge Kelley, JP.M.:r, and J. H.-Hart, J.P;( presided at , 'this court on Friday last, when the following cases were disposed'of: — . K. Michelly v. B. Matthews $ goods supplied, £10 10/. , Verdict for amount, with 5/.'costs.; in de fault, distress. G-. D. Woods,v. G. H. Sinclair; work and labor done, .^2 .10/— Verdict for amount, with" 15/' costs ; in default, distress. ws V. H. M'L,aren and Co v. Charles Jones ; goods supplied, .£8 ; 4/71/%. Verdict for amount, with 5/ costs ;&lt; in default, distress
A Farm Implement Case. MYRTLEFORD FARMER SUED. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
A Farm Implement Case. . M'yrtuifokd Farmer Sued. That the man on the land pays dearly for his experience was evi denced (says the "Age") in an action heard before Judge Wasley m ttie Melbourne County Court, in . which Mitchell and Co. Pty L,td., agricultural implement makers, of West Footscray, sued N. Ablett, of Myrtleford, farmer, for ,£93, the price of a harvester, and alterna tively for breach of agreement to buy. Defendant counterclaimed for ^100 ; damages for loss of crop occasioned by the alleged inability of the harvester to. do the work-re quired of it. According' to the evi dence for the defence Ablett's crop of oats had been ruined by a violent storm, and it was alleged that a de fect in the machine had prevented the crop being harvested in time to avert the catastrophe; The - plain tiff, on the other hand, contended that the defendant did not know, how to work the machine, which, had consequently been improperly adjusted, and,, further, that the crop was not in a fit st...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
Death of Racehorse. The following, taken from a Broome (W.A.) paper has reference to an ex-Myrtlefordite, a son of Mrs Wye :—Much sympathy has been expressed by racing men generally with George Wye concerning the death of his old favorite, Bright Star, which took place last Monday ' night. Wye only returned from the.Fitzroy Races a week ago to find his horse (which had been left j in Broome) in a bad way. He ap peared to be suffering from kidney | complaint, followed by complica tions, and although Wye knew the horse could never race again, he was so much attached to the old fellow, that he persevered with him to the last, and scarcely left him night or day. Bright Star, who was by Maecenas—bright Rose, has been rightly termed the Carbine of the Nor'-west, gameness being his chief point, a sample of which we 1 had at our recent annual meeting, when carrying the steadifer of 11.12 in the Broome Handicap, of 1 % miles, he ran a good horse like Kylie (9.8) to half a head ; some people ...
Masked and Armed Robbery. PAY CLERKS HELD UP.—£3300 STOLE. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
Masked and Armed Robbery. Pay Clerks Held Up.—,£3300 Stolen. A pay clerk named Frederick Miller was held up in a Sydney street the other day at noon, and jobbed of ,£3300. Miller and ano ther pay clerk were sent to ; the Bank of N.S.W. in George-street, to get-the money with which to pay the weekly wages of the men em ployed. in the Eveleigh railway shops. Miller received the money and placed in two boxes, each con taining over ^3000. . These boxes were carried to a cab, in which Millet and his assistant drove to the entrance of the- workshops. . Ar rived there he,stopped the cab, and a workman came out to help carry in the boxes. The assistant had carried one box into the office, and a workman named Twiss was carrying i the other on his shoulder, when a motor car drove up, and a man wearing a black mask jumped out, saying, " Don't either of you move, or I'll blow your - brains out " His command was emphasised by a re volver, which he flourished in his right hand, pointed at each of...
St. John's Wort. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
St. John's Wort. V ^ ♦ '""o. At the l^st meeting of Oxley Shire Council, the inspector (Mr Cozens) reported that he had made an inspection of Whorouly district ,to se.e if St. John's wort was being eradicated. Mr Comerford's pro perty at the foot of the gap vtfas free. Mr M'Curran had a good deal of second growth, and with him and his son he pulled up all they could find and placed salt in tlie cavities.1 He would inspect again in October. Mr M'Curran was deserving of con sideration, as flood waters flowed over his land, depositing seeds of the weed. On Mr Connell's pro property all the patches he indicated on the plan had been taken out; the tenants will do the work iii future. The manager of Merriang estate in formed him that he had taken out every plant he could find.
Albury Hide, Skin and Tailow Market. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
Albury Hide, Skin and Tailow Market. The Albury Wool and Produce Brokers lield-their monthly sale at che Town "Hall ■011 Friday last. The joint catalogues com prised V7U00 sheepskins, 930 hides, 21 tons tallow, and 15 tons rabbit skins. The at tendance of buyers was good, and competi tion was keen in every department. Sheepskins.—The market was very firm, , and a rise of -}d to -id per lb can be quoted. Best xbred, well-grown, in dry condition, 8}d to 8gd; coarse, do, 7|d to 8^-j half wools, 7-jd to Sgd ; short, to 6|d ; damaged 5-Jd to 7-id. Best Merino, well-grown, 7|d to 8ijd ; heavy and ribby, best, 7gd to S^-d; damaged, best, 6Jd to 7}d j short, sound, 6jd to 7d; heavy and ribby, short, 6d to 6-J-d; short, damaged, 4|d to 5-J-d. Lamb skins, best, 7-3-d to 8}d; short and damaged, 5Jd to 7 id. Hides.—All sound hides realised from 7 Ul to 7 7 S; exceptional lots to 8d; damaged and cut 6;}d to 7^-d; calf skins, sound, lOd to lO^d damaged, 7d to 7|d ; dry hide's, to 9Jd ; hoi'se hid...
Waterloo. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
Waterloo. From our Correspondent. A concert and dance was held in the Waterloo Hall on Thursday '■•evening; in the presence of a large gathering, friends coming from Barwiagee aud Myrtleford. The object of the concert was to raise funds to enable the teacher to ob - tain some articles urgently required for "the children for instructional purposes. The training of the children for the occasion was under the personal supervision of the head teacher, Miss Gidney, and the "man ner in which they acquitted them selves reflected much credit on her efforts. Mr D. Toner occupied the chair, and the following programme was gone through :—Songs, Sweet and I/Ow and Annie Laurie, Child ren ; recitation, The Cat's Tea Party, Junior Scholars; action song, Caller Herrin, Senior Girls ; recita tion, Angry Passions, T. Knight ; character son^, Please Give me a Penny, K.' Williams,' A. Toner, J. Toner, G. Williams; recitation, Getting Ready for the Zoo, Miss P. Headen ; songs, L,orelei and Allan "Water...
TO OUR READERS. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
TO OUR READERS. I The editor will be pleased to con. sider items from our readers, whether social, political, or on any subject. If you happen to hear of anything in tcresting, send it along to tbe editor, who will carefully perute, afid if salt [ »ble, it will be published. I We want you to assist as in making | rhe "Mail" a readable little journal. [ We want it to be a gt>od advertiser for the district, and you can help as if you choose. Farm and dairy notes, facts about stock and crops, poultry, etc., will be specially acceptable. Write on oie side of the paper only, and sign your name and address. Tne latter will not appear unless yo« desire it.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
For Chronic Chest Complaints, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1/6. i^»%*&lt;caiwmtca»a5t«fl^»KOuiawMriatfwa«yaHwi»'V>iwnf»>CT>ff&lt;TrnflrrttfiOTmmiwfaBa H.F. LOWERSON & Co.'s Central Store. RABBIT TRAPS, Buiiyip, Kangaroo and Griffiths. Rabbitera' Hoes and Lamernslgl HORSE and C0W RUGS of the best makes at Low Prices Men's Oilskin Coats from 10/6 upwards. Al?o, the famous Evans Silk Coat, with Butterfly back and front piece for riding; weighs only 31bs ; 35s. We have a big stock of MEN'S WATERTIGHT BOOTS for the Winter, including" Hugh Thomson's make. , ' Warm Woolly Blankets and Rugs Ladies'and Gills'Coats. Great Variety of Slippers. Have you tried our "Our Own Special Blend " of TEA? We have ■ • this specially blended for us by the large Tea Importers, and can guarantee it 3d. per lb better than other Teas which are so much advertised. Why should you pay for those big advertisements. Buy " Our Own Special," and you pay for Tea only. Dou't forget the...
Hints to Dairy Farmers. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
Hints to Dairy Farmers. . A By R. T. Archer, Senior Dairy Inspector. Don't feed strong smelling foods immediately before or during milk- ! ing. Always after milking—Be cause the milk will absorb any odours that come in contact with it. Don't forget to face your shed east and north.—Because the morn ing sun helps to keep the shed sweet and wholesome. Don't neglect to put an imper vious floor in the milking shed.—■ Because if the floor is not imper-. vious urine and filth soak in, and milk .will absorb smells arising therefrom. Brick or bluestone pitchers grouted with cement, or concrete, make good floors. Don't neglect to limewash the sheds and dairy twice yearly.— Because it helps to keep down flies, disease, and smells. Don't neglect to, have yards pitched or gravelled.—Because sour ing and-taint in milk are due to con tamination, principally by germs found in manure; therefore, all manure must be regularly cleared away. Don't smoke while milking or in the dairy.—Because it leads t...
Sporting. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
; Mr Alt'. Moore's Andy Moore is now au inmate of Duncan's stable in Melbourne. Mr Duncan visited Myrtleford on Saturday, and had a look at Mr Moore's other horses. Songbird, who will in future be known as Myrtleford Boy, and Bar maid's Blush.-a filly by Argyle from Harmonica, will shortly join-Andy Moore at Mr Duncan's stables. John M'Cormack, by Harmonist —Sonsie Lass, bred by Mr Mates at Merriang, won the Hurdle Race at •Moonee Valley on Saturday. The winner was one of the rankest out siders that has ever started in a hurdle race, and just before the start odds of 100 to 1 were on offer without takers. This was the price called by one or two fielders, though a few small wagers at 50 to 1 were taken on" spec,' early, The winner had previously only -jumped about a dozen hurdles during his career. Mr H. F. Hoysted has leased from the owners, Messrs Connors and I/Uckie, of Eldorado, the well known thoroughbred stallion Brak pan and will keep him in Wanga ratta for stud purposes. The ...
Siftings. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
N Flanagan, . Newman and Go's next horse sale at Wangaratta on Friday,. July 10. Dance in aid of the local Junior Football Club in the Rechabite Hall on Saturday night. Ladies.—Miss. Butler is holding a bargain sale of ladies' and children!s-~\ clothing, millinery, bloij^tsi, \etc.*" Mrs Prosser, sen., oqejbf the old est residents ;of Myrtle:j /f Friday-last to take up jffi|r residence " with her daughter, Mrs Giyhble, at Bright. _!—••&lt; Much: -sympathy is expressed locally for Mr Norman Ablett in re gard to the decision given against him in the Melbourne County Court - . last week. At last meeting of "Wangaratta -Hospital Committee a letter was read v from Mr A. J. Croucher, enclosing cheque and thanking the staff for their kindness and attention to him. . - The friends of Mr Arthur Wood side will be sorry to hear that he had to undergo another operation last week at the hands of Dr Bird in Melbourne. Mr Woodside, we are pleased to state, is now doing well. - : Anadyt.. i...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
Death. BREWER.-At "Glenmona," George St, Albury, on Sunday, 14th June, Myrea Catherine, beloved infant daughter of Mr and Mrs S Brewer, and only grand- daughter of Mrs B. De Piazza, " Orange Grove," Mudgegonga, aged 2 months In Memoriam. &nbsp; CHAMBERS.—In loving memory of my &nbsp; dear husband, Edward Pharoah Cham- bers, who passed away on June 19th, &nbsp; &nbsp; 1912, at Suffolk Lodge, Myrtleford. One link Death cannot sever ; Love's remembrance lives for ever. &nbsp; —Inserted by his loving Wife, REBECCA &nbsp; CHAMBERS. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 18 June 1914
Orange Blossoms. Herrick-Lowerson A quiet but pretty wedding was cele, rated at St; Paul's Church of .England on &nbsp; Friday evening last, the contracting parties :being Mr. Arthur T. Herrick, fourth son of Mr Jas. Herrick, of Shepparton, and Miss &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Adeline B. Lowerson, of Myrtleford. The choir was in attendance, Mrs Dougherty presiding at the organ, and as the bride entered the church on the .arm of her brother, Mr T. Lowerson, and accompanied, by Miss Mabel Lowerson, her sister, as bridesmaid, they sang " The -Voice that Breathed o'er Eden." The bride was attired in a neat travelling costume of navy blue, coat and skirt, and wore a white vel vet hat with Lancer plume. The brides maid wore a very neat costume of brown. Mr W. S. Stuart, of Bright, acted as groomsman, and the bride wae given away by her brother, Mr T. Lowerson. The marriage service was impressively rendered by the .Rev. R. N. Morrison. As the party left. the church...
HIGH ESTATE OF THE CHRYSANTHEMUM IN JAPAN. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 25 June 1914
HIGH ESTATE OF T^E " " CHRYSANTHEMUM IN JAPAN. The chrysanthemum has been culti •'vated in china for more than 2000 ' years, and there is evidence of' its be?, ing cherished in Egypt 1000 years be-, 'fore its mention in China. Whether1 • it came from Egypt to China or vice versa, it is impossible now to deter mine, but the Chinese are prone to re-; gard it as a product of the Far East. Cpnfucius, the celebrated, sage of • China,, makes mention of the chry--1 santhemum 500 B.C., under the name of liki.j From. China it came to Japan,: writes. Dr. J. Ingram Bryan, where it - reached: its highest form of develop-: .ment, and is still reverenced as the , imperial emblem; and one of the •highest orders in the imperial, .gift is the order of the chry- ■ santhemum. On the imperial sword the. flower..is- engraved,- and it figures ; .prominently on -warships, and every thing 'belonging to the Crown., The .feast of the chrysanthemum is cele brated in Japan in November each . .year, when the bl...