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IRRIGATION MOOTED. SATURDAY'S MEETING. A SCHEME FORMULATED. OFFICER TO INSPECT. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
IRRIGATiON fWOOTfiD, SATURDAY'.-! MEETING. A SCHEME FORMULATED. OFFICER TO INSPECT. There was a cood attendance at the Mechanics'Hall last Sit urday evening in response to an udvertisomant by several promi nent residents of the township and district to discuss the feasi bility of an irrigation schema. Mr J. B. Mann wr.s voted to thi chair. He stated the meet ing had been convened to test the feeling of landowners, among other things, on tha proposal put forward by the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission. The present Kvas a goorl time to agi tate in th's year of drought, and money could be saved if a report were prepared. Mr Dunphy asked if the meet ing had any scheme to offer ? The Chairman : Yes,' we have something to offer; but I want other gentlemen i.o put their views before the meeting. Mr C. Shaw thought it advis able to put a scheme before Gov ernment and see what rate would '' be struck. The meeting might . * have someth'nj better to offer, and he thought he knew what t...
GUN CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
GUN CLUB. A mealing was hild it Rogers' Hotel oil Saturday evening last for the purpose of taking sieps to form a gun club in Quambatook. There was a Jail attendance, and Mr Mr A. Rogers presided. It was decided on the motion of Messrs Moore and Gardiner to form a club, to be called the Quambatook and District Gun Club. Mr J. Cou^hlan was appointed president, a:id Mr M. Coughlm was elected secretary and treasurer. The membership fee was lixed at 2/6. The secretary was in structed to write to a Melbourne firm, who. it was stated, was willing to put in three clay pigeon traps on condition that Nobel's cartridges were used. Already promises of trophies hive been received, amongs: which is a valuable silver cup, which will have to be won t'.viee. A sweepstake at spsivo.vs will b? ;h jtoir on Saturday w'.ie i a pco'l gathering of shooters ii c-x iactcd to take part.
H[?]NDY LAND MEASURE. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
■ —m im ■ To aid fanners in arriving at accuracy in estimating the amount of land in dif ferent fields under cultivation, the fol lowing table i= given.—5 yards wide by qOS yards long contains one acre ; 10 yards wide by 484 long contains one acre ; 40 yards wide by tit Ions con tains one acre ; 70 yards wide by 160 long contains one acre ; Co feet wide by 729 feet long contains one acre ; 91J leet wide by 397 long contains one acre; 130 feet wide by 3G3 long contains on# w::i; ; 2:0 feet wide by iSli long con tains one acte ; 440 leet wide by 99 Ion# (.untanis one acre.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
The Federal Cafe, QUAMBATOOK, " MISSES REGAN DESIRES'to notify the public of Quambatook and district that they have purchased the business of Mr B. Costa, and hope to havi a continuance of the support accorded him. ALL FRESH FRUITS IN SEASON RECEIVED DAILY. . . . WE GUARANTEE CUSTOMERS THAT IT IS ALWAYS FRESH. A BIG ALLOWANCE MADE ON FRUIT BY THE CASE FOR JAM MAKING, &c. SUMMER DRINKS AND CORDIALS OF ALL KINDS. Lemon Squash &. H ot Pies, Tea or Coffee. DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS ALL CONFECTIONERY , . WILL BE KEPT INSIDE. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ORDERS TAKEN for Large and Small Quantities in every lino. Give the FEDERAL CAFE" a trial and you will .liave every civility and attention. Model ate Prices for everything. iTHE BEST THAT MONEY CAN BUY. "DIG GER BR AND" TOMATO SAUCE. CANNED FRUITS. JAMS. INSIST ON-. HAVING " DIGGER EP.A^O." JhA I'M* Blacksmith, Wheelwright, Etc Quambatook. Horses Carefuny Shod. Ail Repairs to Implements and Machinery promptly attended to. BUGGIES, ...
100 WELL KEOWN TO NEED AN "AD." [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
100 WELL KiiOWH TO NE£U AN "AD." This idea that you have lived so lopq In town that everybody knows you anJ you don't need >o advertise is a mistake. This very indifference to advertising, indifference to doing business as It is done in this day and age, is what has enabled the catalogue or mail ordei houses to giow from mere nothing to treat concerns. The merchant who can convince the people of his section, and keep them convinced that his store i; the best place to buy this and that arti cle, will not lose trade to the mail ordei house. Of course he cannot afford to get out a catalogue as thick as a Bible but he can keep an advertisement in his local paper, and see that it is changed, thus keeping new bargains continually befor the public. He should also have a mailing list, and send out a circular letter at least once a month. Don't look upon yonr country newspaper as an object of charity. There is not a single country newspaper in the State, with a general local circulation, ...
MAKE YOUR DISTRICT KNOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
MAKE YQUfi DISTRICT KNOWN. Concerning some parts of this exten - sue district news comes but seldom: This is not entirety'onr faultWjiav® no miraculous power of knowing what ' is happening at all the places within our area of circulation. It is the fault of residents in the silent places. Will some man or woman take the matiir in hand and cause the silence to "&lt;:asc. If no one else is doing it for /on;- district will you try on these lines ? Send accounts of public and social events in your township or neighbour hood, such ss weddings, death3, accid-] ciits, concerts, sports, social gatherings," matters touching district industries, etc. Write the names of persons and places very distinctly. Don't bother about grammar or spell ing ; it's the editor's work to look after '.hose trifles. The barest skeleton :s enough. Write only on one s>ide of the paper. Give information, but let criticijtn ilor.c. Write your name and address on son\, .-.orner—no: for publication, but to...
TENNIS. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
TENNIS. A meeting of members of the local tennis club was held at Shaw's bakery cn Wednesday last, at whkh Mr 12. P. Wood presided. There was nosecretary, and Mr \V. G. Gordon was appainted to the position. It was decided tn jjet tsams to compete in the Association competition, also to have a singles gents' handicap tournament for a trophy. Mr Pidgeon was appointed association delegate, and Mr (Jeering was elected on the mat.h committee. 7/6 was passed for payment, and the •meeting adjourned. Handicaps for Gent's Singles Tennis Tournament. Stroke play. 50 up. H. L. Douglas, ser; C. B. Wood, rec 5; A. Ii. Coulson, rec 5 ; A. C. Burke Gaffnay, rcc 10 ; T. C. Djnstan, rec 12 ; L. A. Kadnell, rec 16; W. Gearing, rec 20 ; G. Kaff, rec 20 ; \V G. Gordon, ivc 22; A. J. Grenfell, rec 25 ; B. F. Piclgeon, rec 35. Tub Draw.. H. Tj. Douglas v. W. G. Gordon W. Gearing v. A. J. Grenfell. 13. F. Pidgeonv. A.C. Burke-Gailney. G. RalT v. T. C. Dunstai. h. A. Rnln^ll v. A. H. Coulson. C. B. Wood—a b...
SPORTING NOTES. THE TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
SPORT.'NG NOTES (By Rambler.) THE TURF. GJadwyn annexed the Moonee Valley Cup of 760 sova. on Saturday, with Fiaelio and Lochanj filling the places. The winner started at 10's. Mr R. Keating, owner and trainercf Ghidwy,!, lj'Jg before the dcc'aration of a.c^p t iriees, actually \vro;e cut tlu authority f .r the. x-omoval of th> mare's nam; i.-Dtn the list. Notici'g that n eoup'e o.' the supposed " gcod things " ha J cried forfeit, he decided to pay up th_ six sovs. acceptance money. " It's the luci: of the ■ game," he remarked on Saturday after the finish of the race. Fsyttyx, a pronii o it Melbourne Cup eandidite, broke duivn hopelessly on Saturday morning while engaged "in a frail op on the grass at l-'lemington. 'Jhonair.e, in itself, was sufficient to stop any.lio'se's career.
Sympathetic Feeling. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
Sympathetic Fesiing. Anion.; the lar;re number of pjopb arojnd Melbourne, and in many congested centrcs, there is a s'.rong a-.t - j^rm-.n feeling growing. and should anything happe.i :o the troopships on the way to their destination, there is a danje-r that thi3 feeling will become more pronounced. Under th? circumstances, itwillbemich wiser for those -whe'se patriotic sympathies are in accordance with those at war with England to refrain from voicing their feel ings in public. There miiy be a few in this district who have been so indiscreet as to voice their •sympathies. It would be much better in the future if they set a double guard upen their tongues. In Meliourn? recently, two men pave expression to their feelings in front of others who did not sympathise with them. In a mo ment a crowd had gathered, and but for the timely appearance of the police the men would have been roughly handled. The police advised the men to be more dis creet and to get to their homes as quickly as po...
Preference to Unionists. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
Preference to Unionists. At last meeting: of the Horsham branch of the A.YV.N.L. the fol lowing resolutions were passed— (l.>That this meeting urges all Liberals throughout Victoria,* at the pending State elections, to make Government prefti'ence to Unionists, at the present time of national distress and unemploy-' msnt, a test question, and urges all Liberal candidates to ex| ress themselves emphatically on the question ; and calls upon all Lib eral women in■ Victbria to work and note the candidates who pub licly oppose preference ar.d the boycott. (2.) That the Premier of Vic toria be urged to make a public pronouncement that no distinction between unionists and non unionists be made in employment undertaken by the State t j miti gate distress caused by the war. Further, that as unionists and non-unionists--, alike arc fighting the Empire's battles side by side, bearing an equal degree of taxa tion consequent on the- wsr, the Premier be asked to forthwith introduce legislation ...
What the Children are Doing. [CONTRIBUTED.] [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
What the Children "as"e Doing:. [.Contributed.] The Victorian State School Patriotic League, comprising ths thousands of State schcols, and tens of thousands of School thildren of Victoria, is working m. st successfully on definite lines to render monetary assistance to relief fum s and to teach, practically, some thing of the luve and duty owed to the Emp-.re by all Australian children as well as adults. Already thousands of eirls are at work making shirts, so ks, nightingales, scarves, chjlera belts, at the front. Re e itly, the Hon. the Mini;t;r (Mr T. Lningston) and the D re :tor of Education (Mr Frank Tato) visit d tie Sc. Kilda Park School.' ( ne if the largo rooms was pai ked wish warms- • tsrial—a veiitable \va:eh « S2 of un derclothing and halo ca hjiy," re marked Mr Tate. Both weie touched and interested with the messages the children had sent on the garments, Cuffs and Balaclava helmets had thu name of the giver, and some message like "Cheer up lads" or "Austra'ia is watc...
Saluting, the Flag. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
Saluting, the Flag. ' In the reports laid before the Minister of Education regarding the alleged disloyalty of a State school teacher in one of the coun try districts, the complaint was made that he did not direct that the British flag should be saluted by the scholars, according to the practice followed in other schools. Mr Livingston states that mis apprehension exists amongst the members of the public and school committees as to the instructions issued by the Department regard ing the ceremony of saluting the flag. The instructions to teach ers state It is the duty of all taachers employed in State shco's to foster in the mind* of t'.eir pupils th2 ssntim n's .f 1; ve if ccu itry, respect for its laws and loya'ty to its sovereign. Opportunities shou d be taker*,"from time to timo, to impress upon the children that they are to be c tiz-' ns not merely of Australia but also of a great Empire, and the lessons in geography, history, pcetry, and read ing should &lt; ccasionall...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
The great, grim Dreadnought'cleft the wave, lhe pe-'pie cheered like fun, The gooil olil Jack IIJ.v from the pea'.c, 'I lie warship fired a gun. While Austrill's fata is on the seas I Her In a'tli will be secure , ' If she buiiiM bulwarks niun:l li°r hearths ! Willi \Yjcdi' Great I\-pp::nnint,Curi\ F>>r ll'Onehial Coughs, take | \Voj;lo' Great Peppermint Cure, Is GJ I For Job Printing ;\vo: lead the ' w;r.\ Qive us a call. I ' '
WEST OF THE LODDON. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
WEST OF THE LODDOK. Last week a deputation from the western side of the Loddon, composed of Messrs M. Hallinan, G. Bear and F. Siatter, -waited on the Premier and Minister of Water Supply, and made request for an allotment of water for their district from the Goulburn. In reply, the Preijiier (Sir A. Peacock), said he would visit the district and sse for himself, and whatever-was promised would be done. The deputation was intro-; (Jneed by Mr Angus, M.L.A, and Mr Rees, M.L.C., was also pres ent. The desire of the landowners .is to have the Waranga channel extended to the Loddon.. 'J I13 Premier's visit will probably take placs after' the impending elec tions.
THE MAKING OF SILAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
THE MAKING OF SILAGE. ^ I lu.'iu aio cuo u uya ol Yiliti lodiwi'. Out) i» by iliy.iig out all tuw wjuUii- U-0-i l,a>' wuMUg); uw uUivr u» ii.v yuit.ua til* t«-vu illLo it silo Lu pl'w-ul'Vo It, 111 lllUcll Uiu mime way "a 11 wuiuan pfk«erv«M Jieu clio.s. i Ku loriiier luitliod is a, very easy and muthixl, but a lnu. tlio* ilisinlvjiniiigo "I diMiiO'iuK all ilie natural juiced ol too lood— juuos wuicli (•annul no lcplucid Uy ;uldm£ Y.lUoi'nt i.-,uinii linn;. 1 In' lailur method juv .xci'v-!> iliu 1 odder in all its .-ucciUcncc, mill succuleuco in u iiiiiT lime la kUi-Ii a doiruldo Kvutuie of the rat'.on that Kc piv-uivaUou ]• kurc-ly worth ;ui ul Milcli cu\. it. builuck.-., ihir.ip, ;ill need to )iu,v« »ow» juiix lood ii thoy aiv* lu ill) tliuir fur moil' owner.1*, *ud modern silage methods place such a iuod lieioro llioiu at a very small coat. The lunucr will) decides to uiako Ml ,i^o sliuuld know .something ol the principles of tho method, (b'orlAuiulA' ly, tliev aro few and ...
Correspondence. OUR WATER SUPPLY. TO THE EDITOR QUAMBATOOK TIMES. [The Editor wishes it to be understood that he does not necessarily endorse opinions expressed by Correspondents under this, heading.] [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
Correspondence. OUR WATER SUPPLY. To the Editor Quambatook Times. [The Editor wishes it to le understood that lie does not necessarily endorse • opinions expressed by Correspondents under this, heading.] , Sir, —In your,last issue I see there is to be a meeting to-night about an ir ijation scheme for the Avoca valley. Before irriga tion is thought of it would be well to make sure, of a supply for stoik and domestic purpoiei. Cer tainly, the Avoca is not to b depended upcn- This season tell i us that. Before the Warargi works were started, ce'era.es from that district and the east of the Le d Jon lectured at Wyche proof,, Ninyeunook and Quamba took, and got the people oh the 'weit of the Loddon to give their support to the Waranga, and only for that support it is questionable whether the Waranga works would have started, for the bulk of the vetirs were on the we3i of the Loddon. There was to be a channel .. from Waranga to Wycheproof, with a subway under the Loddpn, and we were prom ...
A HUNDRED YEARS AGO [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
A HUNDRED YEARS AGO The only matches sold in London 100 years ago were cedar splints tipped with a paste of chlorate of potash ami sugar. On dippiug one of these into a little bottle containing asbestos wotted with sulphuric acid, and withdrawing it, a flame burst forth. 'Fifty in a bos, to gether with the bottle, were sold for u shilliug. The matches invented by John Walker in 1827—the first to ig nite on sandpaper—were sold at tho sautu pricc. Owing to the damage caused by the hepds ilyiug off after ignition, the use of these matches wan prohibited iu France and Germany. Six j'oars later came the invoution of lucifers, the first mutches with phos phorus in their composition. These, too, were originally sold at a shilliug a box, and when in course of time tho price fell to a penny a motto from "Paradise Lost"-was suggested for the boxes, "0, Iiucifor! how greatly art thou falleu!" Tho French consul in Molbourno no tifies every French citizen residing ii. Victoria and attaining his ...
COMPULSORY INSURANCE OF WORKERS. HOW IT AFFECTS FARMERS. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
COMPULSORY INSUR ANCE OF WORKERS. •HOW IT AFFKCTS l-'ARMRUS. Foi the guidance of farmers, the State Insurance Commissioner (Mr W. H. Holmes) has made a state ment of their position'in respect to persons employed by them. RATE OF PREMIUM. Mr Holmes points out that the premium to be paid by farmers is 20s per cent. 011 the estimated re numeration for a period of twelve mouths to employes who come within the scope of the act. This rate applies irrespective of the work they may engage in, includ ing bush felling, harvesting and threshing, and housebreaking. To the actual wages must be added the estimated valtie of "keep," and . this is taken as lis per .week for each employee "fo.und so that if a farm band is in receipt of, say, ,£1 10s per week and "keep," the actual remuneration 011 which the premium to cover the employer's liability to pay. compensation ; s provided in the Act is based is £ 117 per annum, consisting of wages £18 and estimated value of "keep" £39. The premium in this ...
IMPUS DOMESTICUS [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
IMPUS DOMESTICUS •'1 think 1 shall try ono," said pater, handing mother a seedsman's catalogue. "Try what?" ashed mother. "An Xmpiis Domostioufi, dear." "It sounds like another name for Algernon," said mother ploasautly. Algernon, tlwir ouly son, was a spoilt six. "You aro always thinking of Alger non," said pator, with a superior smile. "The luipus Domctiticus hap pens to be an orchid." "Orchid is us orchid doos," said mother, "all 1 say is that tho name reminds nio of Algornon." Pater sighed. Although thoy lived in a town they had u gardeu, and pater loved his gardou, so did niothor, so also did Algernon. lint they each loved it in a different way. Pater loved to sow seeds iu it, and dig, aim work in it, and sit ut homo in winter livening., planning out its future. Mother loved lo watoh tho plants grow and tie tho -arnations to long ~.ticb-- to help them, lor mothor al- I ways loved lumping people. Littlo Al gernon loved pulling up plants and cutting (iff their poor littlo heads w...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
NURSE MAXTED,j DIPLOMA, LONDON, J , Orfji YEARS' Hospital Expericn ,ps. j treats al! diseases in both in.'n J and women, 110 mallei- how long stana • j ing. Sufferers, avoid operations ; con sult me without delay. Delay is dan- I gcrous to your complaint. Destitute I eases treated free of charge. \ Has also Private Home for Midwifery, j! Patients before, after, and during si accouchomont. Boaud Moderate— 1 Fees £3 3s. Doctors in attendance. Strictly private. Country trains met if advised. Stamp envelope for reply. "Charlton," Burgess St., AUBURN, MELBOURNE. 'Phone, 1242, Hawthorn. Beudigo':; Premier C AT ERER. W. H X E£ D, 300 Hargreaves Street. Supplies forwarded for nU Northern District functions—Halls, picnics, wed dings, cl.-:rcli and school fetes. FAMOC3 TOR OUR BRIDE CAKES Visit Reed's Ten Rooms when in Ben . digo. LiALBBKT I James Woods, PRACTICAL B00TMAK3F, STOCKS all kinds of l.ndics', Conf.'s and Childrens' Footwear. Supplies all wants Makes to all measures. Prompt Repairi...