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ESCAPE FROM A MILITARY PRISON. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 29 April 1914
ESCAPE FROM A MILITARY PRISON. Ono of vhe most ingenious and Clar is escapes from prison that ever took :;ice happened during the American Ivil War, when 109 Union officers es iped by mentis of a tuiinel from Lib v . Prison, Richmond. This building as originally a warehouse, but bars ad been placid at all the windows, •id as it stood quite detached, it wad comparatively easy matter to guard s securely with a small force and keep •very door and window in full view •om without. There were 1200 army •tficers kept in this prison. They wero llowed to wander practically all over he building, with the exception of "ie cellars. Of these, only one was iot generally in use, and to gain access ■ > this, the bricks at the back of a fire .iace were removed, and an S-shaped .ussage made into the cellar. This •vork was done at night with a knife '.nd an old chisel, and the bricks re ilacod for the next day, as the fire ilat.e was in constant use. The cellar fiaving been reached, the next thing ...
THE LIMITS OF SPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 29 April 1914
i THE LIMITS OF SPORT# Let not your recreations be lavish Bpenders of your time, but choose Buch -which are healthful, short, tran sient, recreative, and apt to refresh you; but at no hand dwell in them or make them your great employment, for he that spends his time in sports and calls it recreation is like him whose garment is all made of fringes and his meat nothing but sauces; they are healthless, chargeable, and use less. And, therefore, avoid such games which require much time or long at tendance, or which are apt to steal the affections from more severe em ploym«nts.
[?]OW A PRISONER WAS RESCUED. A Clever Ruse. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 29 April 1914
riOW A PRISONER WAS RESCUER A Clever Ruse. In tie battle of Poitiers, 1356, a number of Scottish soldiers fought on (he side of the French, and several ol :hera were taken prisoners by the Eng sh. Amongst them was Sir Archi bald Douglas, half-brother of Lord Wil liam Douglas. Being dressed in a suit of splendid armor, the victors thought they had captured—as indeed they had —some great nobleman. Several of ihe English were about to strip eff his armor, when Sir William Ramsay, of Colluthie, who was also a prisoner, happening to catch Sir Archibald's eye, gave him a meaning look. Pre tending to be very angry he cried out: "You rascal, how is it that you are wearing your master's armor? Coma here and pull off my boots." Douglas, seemingly thoroughly cow ed, went humbly forward and drew off a boot, with which Sir William began to beat him. The English onlookers at once Inter fered ©n Douglas's behalf, saying that he was a person of great rank and a lord. "What!" shouted Ramsay, shaking...
A Day in the Country. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 29 April 1914
A Day In the Country. The fresh-oomplexioned young police man from the country betrayed by his Belf-conscious air the disquietude he felt on first going on duty in a Lon don street. He was particularly dis turbed in mind by the behavior of a street arab, who sat on the kerb smok ing a succession of "fag ends," and regarding him with a fixed serenity of gaze worthy of Sam Weller himself. Waiting until he thought he -was not noticed, the new constable ap proached the urchin. "Now, then," began the policeman, "what are you sitting there for all this time?" "Takin' a day off in the country," replied the arab. The inexperienced officer, perfectly new to the species, stared at the pro duct of slumdom in undisguised amaze ment. "Takin* a day off in the country!" he echoed. "Why, wherever can you see the country from "ere?" "In your face, of course." replied the alert arab, at last, swiftly vacating the kerb.
USEFUL HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 29 April 1914
USEFUL HINTS. An Eye Saver.—Keep a good mag' nifying glass in the sewing machine drawer, and see how it saves the eyes. The almost invisible numbers on the needles are easily read, and in start ing a pool of fine silk or thread the glass will show when the end is fast ened to spool. Lotion for tlie Hands —To four part* of glycerine add one part of tartaric acid, dissolved in the smallest possible quantity of hot water. Mix well, ap ply a few drops to the hands, and rub in thoroughly, if hands are badly chapped use more of the lotion, rub Hng iu thoroughly. Wash in clean, vuke-VvT.vm ^vater, dry w.ell, and apply u little more. Applied immediately nfter peeling fruit or vegetables, it will remove stains at once. When hands are badly stained, treat as if chapped. A Remedy for Toothache—Fill • email cup with boiling vinegar. Dip a piece of cotton-wool into the vinegar and rub the gum; 1-t the vinegar ba us hot as you can endure. Stuff the aching tooth with some wool. Some times two appl...
WOMEN AND WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
WOMEN AND WORK. 'Ali ■women who have not home 3o&lt; ties to keep them occupied ought to have some outside Interests. The women who are sweet-tempered and charming and kindly disposed to* wards humanity are the busy women —those frho work for their living or for charity or are occupied with the best duties of all—motherhood. r An energetic, enthusiastic, ambitious business Voman with a calling, no matter how humble it Is, has not the time for the despicable pettiness that goes to make life a burden to all con cerned. The woman who works Is Inevitably a woman who is broad in her views. Her opinions are not riveted to any one spot. Her point of view is mov able. Her experience in the business mart gives her sympathy for other wo men workers. She has learned to ac cept every friend, new and old, at an honest valuation. She learns to enjoy the society of people who have mada something out of life.
POSTAL RATES AND REGULATIONS [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
POSTAL RATES AND REGULATIONS [Where the term "The Common, wealth" is used in connection with thi-sa rates and regulations it incluilos Papua Lord Howe Island, and Norfolk island.] LETTERS. For every J ounce or fraction thereof. For delivery within the Common wealth . • -; ; 0 1 For delivery in. thf. British Em pire .. 0 1 For delivery in the New Hebrides, Banks, and Torres Islands .. 0 2 For delivery in other places .... 0 2> LETTER CARDS. For delivery within the Commonwealth• Single, Id. eaoh; reply, Id. each half. For delivery ill the British Empire (see list of. places under "Letters")—Sin gle. Id. eaoh. For delivery in New Hebrides, Banks, and Torres Islands—Single, 2d. euch. For delivery in other places— Single 2$d. each. POST CARDS. Single Postcards impressed with thj Id. stamp, and Reply or double c«rri3 each half of which ha« the Id. su::^ impressed thereon, may be transmittec to places within the Commonwealth, and to those places, enumerated uudei "Letters," to which let...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
Dentistry. Mr. W. A. PARRAMORE, L.D.S..B.D.S. DENTIST, Of Terang, —Wi>l Visit— —MORTLAKE EVERY FRIDAY, - And may be Consulted at MAC'S HOTEL from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Mr Parramore will visit patients at their Private Residence if desired. MAWSON BEOS.. DENTISTS. Mr. F. S. W. MAWSON will Visit as follows:— At Mrs. Scarletts, opposite the Railway Station. Cainperdown, Wednesday, 22nd April. Cobden, Thursday, 23rd April Terang, Friday, 24th April Mortlake, Saturday, 25tli April Garvoc, Monday, till noon, 27tli April Legal. BACKHOUSE & ARCHER, SOLICITORS AND CONVEYANCERS —Offices: Dunlop Street, Mortlake.— Mr. GEOFFREY L^E ARCHER, Resi dent Partner at Mortlake. Mr. E. L. BACKHOUSE. M.A., LL.B., Terang. Professional. Dr. Harrie B. LEE, Of Collins Street, Melbourne, Has Purchased the Practice of the late Dr. \V. F. Sweetnam, and may be con sulted at Mac's Hotel for the present. Announcements. P. & Ulebb, TAILOR & OUTFITTER DESIRES to Announce that he has purch...
CARE OF CHICKENS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
CARE OF CHICKENS. There are several critical periods in tlie life of a chicken when special care and attention are necessary. If the birds are neglected at such times fhetr development may be greatly retarded, and they may receive a check ir«-m which they may never thoroughly re cover. While during the first couple of days after hatching chickens require very careful management, this is by no means the most critical period' in their lives. So far as my experience goes, it is when they are a month old that the greatest difficulties occur. When they are a little older another trying stage ensues, that is, when the feathers are forming, taking the place of the soft down of extreme youth. The feeding of chickens is an extreme ly important matter, one that exerts a great influence in making or marring succeas. Chickens which, have been fed from the commencement of tlieir lives on dry food only often appear to be feathering somewhat slowly. If the weather is favorable this is no objection...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
DELAY fS DANGEROUS. We all remember the pretty story of the little hero who saved his native village, in Holland, by stopping with his hand, throughout the whole of a dark, tumultuous night, the 'gentle trickle of the sea through a leak in th$ dyke. Had he- not done so, the wild sea must surely have worn its way through the dyke, and flooded the village. Similar danger threatens us here. Hundreds of bucks are aching, V©t people are neglecting this warning; and it's so easy to check kidney dis ease if taken in time; but don't neglect the first warnings. Read how the danger can be averted. Mrs. James Clingan, Dunlop Street, Mortlake, says: "I had been suffering for a long time with backache, and also with a dazzling before tlio eyes, and dizziness. ' I was advised to try Doan's Backache Kidney Pills, and I am thankfal to say after taking a fe>v •doses I gat relief, and in a very little fcimo the pain in my back had gone, and I felt bettel in every way. I often take a few doses of t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
'I DO NOT HESITATE TO SPEAK OF CLEMENTS TONIC* WHICH CAVE ME BACK HEALTH. 'IT WAS THAT MEDICINE ALONE.' IT IS THE BEST OP MEDICINKS FOR WEAK, NERVOUS WOMEN. Testimonials from all parts or! Australia are received in proof of the wondorful vitar U'ing and health restoring powers of this ; great nerve and blood remedy, Clements Tonic. For the cure of Anaemia in Wo* ' men, Hysteria; "Weakness, Lassitude, I Weak Nerve? 'or Nervous Ailmenta ot i any kind, it has no equal, as is proved by the thousands of women who use it daily and testify to it. For breaking down of the nerves, loss of vitality, brain fa" in commercial men, caused by over study or worry, debility, rheumatism, poor appetite, had memory, its health-re storing piowers are wonderful. Mi Thos Payne, the clevr comedian of the Cinder- ; ella Co., Melbourne and Sydney, says: Icon- 1 lider Clement's Tonic a splendid medicine j for the nerves a,.id blood." Miaa Olive Godwin, a prominent member of the ""Havana" and "Belle of New Y'o...
WRONGFUL DISMISSAL. OWNER OF STATION SUED. Beaufort, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
WRONGFUL DISMISSAL. OWNER OF STATION SUED. Beaufort, Tuesday. Two lengthy complaints under the Employers and Employees Act came up for hearing before Mr. S. J. Goldsmith, P.M., at the Beau fort Police Court this afternoon. ^Archibald Jas. Black sued Thos. Rogers, of Pretty Tower Station, near Beaufort, for j£5 12 6d, being wages due and damages for wrong ful dismissal. Clarence Thompson lodged a similar complaint. Mr. M. Lazarus conducted the prose cution, and Mr. S. Young defended. The hearing occupied over two hours, seven witnesses being ex amined. The case for the prosecu tion was that there was a shed hands' agreement between com plainants and defendants, and that there was a misconception as to a shed hand's duties on the part of the manager. If shearing ceased owing to bad weather, and a shed hand had had a special duty assigned to him, he was to do it, but the man was not required to go all over the station asking for orders. He was supposed to wait at the shed till duties w...
COURSING. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
. COURSING. May 6, Cressy ; May 7, Hamil ton ; May 14, Penshurst ; May 20 and 21, Mortlake and Camper down ; May 28, Hexham ; May 30, Colac ; June 3, Cressy ; June 8, Hamilton ; June 10, Winchelsea ; June 17,-18, and 19, Mortlake and Camperdown Commonwealth meet ing ; June 27, Colac ; July 1, Cressy ; July 2, Penshurst ; July 8, ' Winchelsea ; July, 10 and 11, Caramut ; July 12 and 16, Mortlake and Camperdown ; July 22, Hamil ton ; July 24 and 25, Colac ; July 30 and 31, Hexham ; August 5, Cressy ; August 12, Mortlake and Camperdown ; August 19, Hamil ton ; August 22, Colac ; August 26, Winchelser.; August 27, Penshurst; September 2, Cress}' ; September 3 and 4, Hexham ; September 9 and 10, Mortlake and Camperdown ; September 11 and 12, Colac ; Sept ember 14 and 15, Caramut.
HEXHAM. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
HEXHAM. —:—* (From our own Correspondent.) At a meeting of the Hexham Race Club held last Saturday night, it was resolved to hold the next annual meeting as near as possible to this year's date. The secretary was therefore instructed to write to the V.R.C., asking for per mission to hold next year's meet ing on March 20th 1915, The recent rains have had a beneficial effect on the grass in this district, and the dried-up ap pearance is giving place to a coat of green, which is especially notice able on the burnt ground. Mush rooms are fairly plentiful, good basketfuls being obtainable. 203 points of rain were registered for April, and, although this has been enough to start the grass, a good deal more is needed.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
mnIM & MON UMENTAL MASONS, 'orner Lava and Kepleb Strnets WARRNAMBOOL. Monuments, head-stones,1'Etc., and every description of Murial Work manufactured from the finest quality of Italian Marbles and Scotch and other Granites, etc.. at most reasonable rates. Cemeteries visited and additional in scriptions cut and old lettering renovated Catalogues and Photographs forwarded on application. FB. ■ Fruit and Vegetables Grown on the Premises. \ Fresh Bread Daily. ' Confectionery. - » Fancy Goods and Toys. Accounts Rendered Monthly. 1I6BS When you are not. sewing: the "Dro^head" Machine makes a splendid table, ami the machine itseif it shut away out ol the reach of U:t; dust aud the children. WARD EliOS. "Drcphead" costs less than others, freight pa..I to your station. Y."i ite to-day for illustrated Catalog telling you ail about this and cur many other styles. Machines of all makes repined, Needles and i'arts supplied for any Machine. Sf-'-38 EF.RQL STREET, BOSTH SKELSOtfitNE. '
CHRYSANTHEMUM SHOW. OFFICIALS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
CHRYSANTHEMUM SHOW. OFFICIALS. President—L. T. Weatherly, Esq. Committee—Mrs. Morgan, and the Misses Doyle, Ross. Jones, J. Cameron, M. Cameron, M'Kin non, A. Paterson, and Messrs H. Stewart, J. JBeardsley, J. Stewart, J. Cameron, and W. M'Kinnon. Secretary—Rev. W. M'Bride. The choicest blooms of the season were on exhibition at the Me chanics' Hall on Wednesday and Thursday, the occasion being the nineteenth chrysanthemum show under the auspices of the Mortlake Presbyterian Sunday School. And it is quite safe to say that from a collective point of view the exhibi tion was the finest yet held. This is surprising, particularly in view of the protracted spell of dry wea ther, and the absence of rain. However, those who take a delight in rearing and perfecting such beautiful blooms as was put forward for the cynosure of the judge must have gone to endless trouble to attain such a perfection. Not only was there an abundance of flowers, but the decorative portion of the show was one of i...
MORTLAKE SHIRE COUNCIL. FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
gaiiu MORTLAKE SHIRE COUNCIL. FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1914. Present:—Crs. R. A. D. Hood, (president), G. Thompson, T. Montgomery, Wells Brumley, W. J. T. Armstrong, T. W. Bailey, W. T. Allen, W. Moffatt. Before the minutes of the last meeting were read the president said he desired to move the coun cil adjourn for five minutes out of respect to their late colleague (Cr. Clifford), whose death they de plored. The motion was agreed to and the council adjourned. When the council resumed the president moved that a letter of condolence be sent to the relatives, referring to the sad loss sustained. Cr Montgomery seconded. Carried. Correspondence . From W. H. B. Anson applying for permission to erect an automatic machine for selling chocolates at the Post office, corner.—No ob jection, subject to the approval of the engineer. From Shires of Newham and Woodend forwarding circular re powers of Country Roads Board, which is considered detrimental to the principles and interests of municipalities.—No a...
TRUE COURAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
TRUE COURAGE. It 1% no easy tiling," remarked s jnonial authority, "to distinguish be tween true courage and qualities which may take its place, such as stolidity, lack of imagination, and in sensibility. "I once listened to a ma's "who, as a traveller and explorer, had passed through many adventures, and "Who boasted of the dangerous situations which he had faced while his compan ions had run away. "When I came to know him better, I found that his cour age was chiefly a matter of insensibil ity and dulness of imagination. Had her realised his peril to the same ex tent as his companions he would with out doubt have taken to his heels with the rest. "Most of us have laughed at the ex cuse of the timid soldier who com plained that in battle his legs ran away with him of their own accord. Absurd as the excuse seemed, there is a good deal of truth in it. Men may be cowards in Bpite of themselves. You may test this by a simple experi ment. Press your face against a sheet of thick plate g...
MARKETS. MORTLAKE STOCK REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
MARKETS. MORTLAKE STOCK REPORT. M'Donald and Brutnley report having held their usual fortnightly sale at Mortlake on Wednesday last, The supply of both sheep and cattle was above the numbers yarded for some time past. There was a large attendance of buyers present, who competed freely at values con siderably over those obtained at our last good market. We yarded sheep and cattle and sold every lot under the hammer at the following prices :—. Sheep—Prime comeback wethers to 23s 3d, fat crossbred ewes to 19s 6d, merino wethers 18s 8d, fat lambs 13s 3d to 18s 6d, aged x bred ewes in lamb 12s 5d. Cattle —Light weight fat bullocks to ;6l0 15s, prime cows £8 to £s 12s 9d, fat cows ^5 15s to £7 10sf store cows to £3 10s, young heifers £2 8s to £2 10s 6d, yearlings ;£l Is to ,61 8s 6d, cows in calf £a 10s to ^4 16s 6d. We made sales for Messrs Davey Bros., S. Armstrong, Allan Cameron, R. A. D. Hood, J. I. Winter, J. EL Barnes, A. Robert son, W. M'Kinnon, F. G. Brum ley, J. Rimmer, and Mrs. ...