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Cycling and Motor Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
Sycling and Motor Notes. [By ur Special Correspondent.] The Eighth Annual 100 Miles Victorian Cycle Trader*' Road Race was.decided last .Saturday over n triangular course embrac ing North Kssendon, Lincefield. Woodend and back to starting point. The winner was H. C. Clark, who was in receipt of 32 minutes start and negotiated the "century" in 5 hra 31 mins 4I sees; L. Thompson (27 mins) was second and J. Shepherd (32 mins) third. The fastest time was «re »carded by A. M'Donnell (5 mins) in 5 hrs 7 mins 37 sees, lie put up a fine p3?*form anee by finishing up sixth. The first twelve men to finish rode " Dunlops." The field was a good one, the recently icturned Aus tralian team from Prance, compiitdii" I). Kirkham, I. R. Munrn, C Snell anu 0. W. Bell, all competing from the scratch mark, hut without success, which was hardly to bo expected after their recent return from England Kirkham had a bad fall, damaging his machine. A big field of 70 started, out of which some 33 ii:lers finish...
LALBERT. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 28 October 1914
L A L B E R T, (From Our Correspondent). A smoke-night, to bid farewell to Mr C. A. Bramley was held in &nbsp; the Lalbert Hall on Tuesday even- &nbsp; ing of last week. Mr Bramley has been connected with the firm of Messrs. Letcher and Hasty for the past three years, and, during his stay, made many friends through his courtesy and atten- tion to business. Amongst the sporting community Mr Bramley's place will be hard to fill, as he connected himself with every branch, and his advice on mat- ters of importance was always sought. The Chairman (Mr J. F. Kelly), in a few well-chosen remarks, presented Mr Bramley with a smoker's companion. &nbsp; During the evening vocal items and recitations were rendered by Messrs. Godfrey, W. Kelly. H. A. Bailey, M. Meehan and W. An- derson. The toasts honored were " The King," by the Chairman ; "Local Trade," by Mr J. Vander- feen, responded to by Mr James Hasty ; "The Guest," by Mr H. A. Buley, responded to by Mr Bramley ; "...
COHUNA. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 4 November 1914
COHUNA. The shopkeepers of Cohuni have aiopted a novel device for dealing with outside competitijn. Like mast other to'.vns, thsy are occasionally subjected to v.-xatiom incursions from distant traders, who so da;;;.l'j the I-jcal public with attractive-looking gjods at ridicu lously low pric s as to c jmp'etely cap ture the trade of the district for the time being. A few days ago the lead ing business men got information that a well-known Kerang draper was about to make a sudden descent upon the town on the following market day. Th» report proved to bo will founded, for just as the town was beginning t-o fill with farmers arid wives, the head of the Kerang firm, with a staff of assis tants, sailed stylishly into the town in a handsome motor car, followed closely by a van loaded witii goods. Mean while', the astute storekeepers had pos ted agents at all the principal entrances to the town, armed with printed circu lars headed "Important," and signed by "The Cohuna Traders." As ea.h ...
ULTIMA. A Persistent Thief [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 4 November 1914
ULTIMA. A Persistent Thief Arthur Lin»ho a few weeks ago was sentenced to throe months imprison ment for larceny, was again brou ht be fore th3 Ultima court yesterday. On a previous charge of endeavoring to obtain goads and money by m?an? of a valucbs3 cheque he was bound o er to be of xood bihaviour for 12 months in his]own recognisance of .£10 or 3 months inpruonment l'or breaking the bon dage the prisoner was sentenced to an additional 3 months imprisonment.
DISTRIOT NEWS. CHILLINGOLLAH. STARVING STO[?]K. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 4 November 1914
DJSTtflOY i\5EWS. C HILLINGOLL A. H. STARV7NG STOTK. A Iod of dissatisfaction is being manifested by sto-.-k owners who linva been Imnsitig their "sinrvors" ill to bo trucked, On arriving here t.iev have all been told " 2s'o trucks available. Might g«t one in - throe weeks 'or 'i moiilh," > uch is ilie lot of the poor malice co^ky. Omndtgot his stock away, mipos -ili'c to obtain credit from the store kep.-r and unable to food thorn. Ro s'.i'l 2'i horses perMiod within three weeks ar.d still you can read in the papers the ol I idag-3.:—"Go on the land my son." PROGRE S ASSOCIATION. This Association has been very busy during the l ist seven or eight weeks, itn I if letter writing, resolu tions, and late sittings will alleviate distress then tin? msociatioi. will surely obtain i\ Too much cannot be said of the praiseworthy manner in which our member, Mr John Gray, has b^eii lucking up thii associ ition in its elide ivor to grapple with the terrible situation.
CRICKET, [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 4 November 1914
CRICKET, v The opening of the cricket season in Lalbert was marked by big snoring in a match played on the Lalbert ground on Saturday last, 24th inst., between teams represent! ig Meatian and Lal bert. Meatian, who won the toss, elected to bat, and closed their innings with 5 wickutj for 163, L). Kennedy making .top score with 105. I.a:bert responded with 7 wickets for 203. Ap pended are the scores : Mbaiian. D. Kennedy, retired .. 105 P. Alexander, c Kelly, 1) Alexander •! S. Gray, c Kelly, b Godfrey ... 23 10. Shepherd, stp., b Alexander ... G R; Gray, c Allen, b Alexander ... 11 K. Shepherd, not out ... ... 0 A. Gray, not out ... ... 13 Sundries ... ... ... 1 Total ... _ ... 1(53 Bowling.—H. Alexander. 3 for -19 ; W. Letcher, 0 for 39 - J. Ciodfrov,:l l'or 50; C. P. Allen, 0 for 21. IjA!.ui:ut. C. P. Allen, retired ... ... : 70 W. Letcher, c and b Kennedy ... 0 II. Alexander, retired 87 J. Godfrey, li Alexander f) A. Lae, retired 13 W. Kelly, b A. Gray" • 10 K. Ingram, c sub, b G...
THE GUN. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 4 November 1914
The Gun. On Saturday last the newly formed Quam'oatook district gun club held their first shoot when sweepstake sparrow match was shot off. Unfortunately a num ber of sparrows which had been captured escaped, but a supply from Oak vale was just sufficient to carry the match through. Four members tied for first honor, but in the shoot off M. Coughlin, who has been shooting consistently, won fromL. Cooper, who missei 1 is third b'rd. A sweepstake at clay pigeons was also won by M. Coughlin, "who succeeded in grassing his four "birds." The results were as follows S.veepstake Sparrow Match.— 5 birds. M. Coughlin-1,0,1,1,0-1,1,1. L. Cooper—1,0,1,1,0—1,1,0. R. Moore-1,1.1,0,0-1,0. J. Furey-1,1,1,0,0,-0. Or Gaffney—0,0,0,1,1. G. Darker-0,0,1,1,0. D. Gardiner—0,0,0,1,1. Siveepstake of Clay Pigeons.—1 birds. M. Coughlin—1,1.1,1. 1). Gardiner—1,1,0,0. _G. Darker—0,1,0,1. ~ R. Moore—1,1,0,0, , Dr Gaffney-0,1,0,0. L. Cooper—0,0,0,1.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 4 November 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 OH FRUIT BY ThE CASE FOR JAM MAKING, &c. SUMMER DRINKS AT*,5D COfJD!AL.S OF ALL KiftDS. Lemon Squash & H ot Pi as, Tea or CofFco. ~ DURING THE' SUMMER MONTHS ALL CONFECTIONERY WILL BE KEPT INSIDE. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ORDERS TAKEN for Large and Small Quantities in every line. Give the FEDERAL CAFE atrial and you, will have every civility and attention. Modeiate Prices for everything. THE FIRST PRIZE and 1914 MEDAL AT BENDIGO SHOW for TOMATO SAUCE was AWARDED TO the "DIGGER" Brand FOR SUPERIORITY OVER ALL others. Insist on getting "DIGGER" Brand r—JAMS, JELLIES. FRUITS, and SAUcl'; Blacksmith. Wheelwright, Etc Quambatook. Horses Carefuiiy ...
SPORTING NOTES. THE TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 4 November 1914
SPORT.NG MOTES. (By Ramblsk.) THE "TURF. Dorby Day was a wet one. The weather, out of pure cussad nesg, broke on Saturday in the city, and rain poured relent lessly down on just and unjust alike, Those big drops of the element which \v&lt;? in the Mallee are so sorely in need of rui:ie:l thousands of friljs and furbelows,. and made the fair members of the " smart set"(?) look like just, human beings after all. Not one could lay the flattering unc tion to her soul that she looked better than her rival, for natural rain brought each and all back to the primeval state. "Ram bler" would much have prefer-, red to stand in the centre of our wheat area while two or three inches of rain were offloaded, and would not have been envious if the" Birds of Paradise" strut ted gaily in their fine feathers on the Lawn, with Old Sol,in his zenith over their domain. What happened the favorit?s in our classic Blue Riband event ? For months past, and even right I up to the day, racecourse habi ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 4 November 1914
Stock and Station Agents. MELBOURNE OFFICE, ■UiS Collins Street. I'llANClliiS : Qua.mBaTOOK, Uoort, C.hnrlton, Wych proof, Koranp, Swan Hill, and Urn ham (N.S.W.) Auctioneer' Notice. ED. TRENCHARD & CO. J> EG to notify to their numerous cli ) ents that thoy have established a branch of their business in Quambatook. They have purchased a block of land adjoining the tracking yards, upon which they are erecting'Good and Convenient Yards in which they will hold regular Stock Salks. They will be pleased to order trucks for Fat Stock for Newmarket, and superintend the loading of Stock, and will also supply latest information on tha markets. T. E. DUNSTAN, Quambatook Representative. QUAMBATOOK STOCK SALE. Thursday, Oct. 8. 1/1 PWARD TRENCIIARD & CO. will I J hold their usual Stock Sale in their new yards as above, when they will ! yard} Sheep, Cattle, Horses, &c. Special Entries for Next Stock Sale. Fuktiier Entries Invited. EDWARD trenchard & Up. Quambat...
DRIVEN FROM THE MALLEE. NO CROP!—NO WATER! [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 4 November 1914
DRIVEN FRO&fl YHE MALLEE. NO CROP !—NO WATER ! •A few horses, a gig-, followed by a dray with a tarpaulm covering, and still another gig drawn by a horse reduced 10 skin and bone, passed through InglewooJ from thy Malluc one morning last week. The procession started from away beyond Ouyen and had been over a week reaching here, and it was still wending its way to country more favorably circumstanced i.i regard to water and fodder. On liorseoack and in the vehicles were men, women^ and children—driven "off the landand a conglomeration of household utensils ; in short, a malice settler and all his belongings. About •five ye.'.rs a&lt;*o the departing family had sattleo in tha way-back country beyond Ouyen ond had battled on with mare or less success. For the past throe years there was little or no return, and the settler was not singular in this respect. Like many others of hi? neighbors, h° "got into thj books" ot' the local storekeeper in the hopj ofagjod return this...
THE Quambatook Times. OUR MOTTO: "Truth is great, and will prevail." WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1914. TACT NEEDED. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 4 November 1914
-s-a-THE If our motto: " Truth is great, and will prevail." WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1914. TACT NEEDED. The Legislative As sembly, in its wis dom, has seen fit to fix a maximum price on all foodstuffs, which was a wise proceeding, but it has not gone far enough, and the operations of the bill should be considerably extended.' The first step which the Govern ment should take would be to put a stop to the removal of wheat held by farmers and others in country districts. The Ministry has earmarked £100,000, which is intended to give relief to far mers whose crops have failed. This amount is destined for the purchase of seed wheat to assist those who are unable to buy their season's supply, and will be un able to sow any crop unless they, are assisted. In the first place, the Government should take ac tion to prevent the wheat in any district being removed, but should purchase it at the price fixed. Such wheat is acclimatised to the districts in which it is grown, and is more likely to ba...
A REVIEW. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 4 November 1914
. A REVIEW.; MrH.A. Hunt, Commonwealth Meteorologist, has issued a re view of the weather in Victoria during the month of October, in which he states :—" The present drought lost none of its intensity during the month of October, which makes the sixth month of the severest drought ever known in Victoria—going back as far as 1S5S. At most stations in the Wimmera, Mallee and northern country no rain at all fell during this month. The extraordinary dryness of this six months' period may be realised from the fact that over northern areas, at all events, no less than four months, namely, June, August. Septem ben and Octobsr. established i-e cords for rain deficiency, while the rains of May and July were in both cases much below aver, age. The result is that for the vitally important winter half of the year, May—October inclusive the rainfall ov2i; northern areas this year is barely half that of the previously worst on record, viz-, 1902.
Local and General News. Hold Over. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 4 November 1914
Local anil Oansra! l\m. Hold Over. Some interesting correspon dence from Quajnbatook Enst l eached us too late for insertion tliis issue, but sam? will appear in our next. Water By Train. Last Friday two water tanks of 2000 gallons capacity each ar rived at the local station by rail from Bendigo, and the precious fluid was eagerly availed of. With regard to the people of Quambatook giving way to the plaint of settlers in the Long! Lake area, what water could bo d.'ve-ted from scheme at present W( uhl be a negligible quantity and practically unfit for domestic purposes. Mochanico1 Institutes. The usual monthly meeting of committcc of the Quambatook Mechanics' Institute was held in the rea.ling room last evening. Correspondence was read from the sec. loc.U Tent;, I.O.R., and sec. Patriotic concert, the former asking for rebate of charge for Hall for recent concert, and the latter asking for use of same fie: for the Patriotic Concert on the evening of the 11th. The former was refused a...
TEN MONTHS' RAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 4 November 1914
TEN MONTHS'' RAIN. An unenviable record has been put up in the Mallee. Quamba took's total for the first 10 months of this, year is but 475 points. Our average quota for the month of October is 135 points, but this year not a drop fell. Ultima had but 391 points for the 10 months. Their average for October is 105, but this season it was also nil. Boort received but 463 points to date ; none for October, though the average for that month is 1-30 points.
OBITUARY. MR E. PATCHELL. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 4 November 1914
OBJTUARY. -*■ ----- — Mil E. PATCHELL. There passed away at Kerang on Wednesday last Mr Edward Patchell, the exceedingly popular boniface of the Kerang Hotel. He enjoyed the confilence of all, and his hostelry, under his and Mrs Palchell's unique manage ment, was kept like unto the best of private houses. As a conse quence, travellers .and dis tinguished visitors made it their abode. Birth and death occur red in th'a same house, the divid ing space b2ing 45 years. De ceased was the son of Mr Jas. Patchell, the original licensee of the hotel under notice. He leaves a widow to mourn her loss, and expressions of sympathy were sent from far and near in her sad bereavement. Of recent years the late Mr Patchell suf fered indifferent health, but the sudden end was unexpected. De ceased was one of the oldest members of the Kerang Lodge of Freemasons, and was accorded a Masonic Funeral. Many friends attended from outlying parts of the district to pay their sad farewell respects.
MAKE YOUR DISTRICT KNOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 4 November 1914
foSKE YOUfi DISTRICT KNOWN. . Concerning some parts of this exten sile district news comes but seldom. This is not entirely our fault j we have no miraculous power of knowing what is happening at all the places within our Jirea of circulation. It is. the fault of residents in the silent places. Will some man or woman take the tnatkvr in hand and cause the silence la -case. If no one else is doing it for /our district will you try on these lines ? Send accounts of public and social events in your iownship or neighbour hood, such .-.s weddings, deaths. &lt;iccid ■ eist=, concerts, sports, social gatherings, matters touching district industries, etc. Write the names of persons and place* very distinctly. Don't bother about grammar or spell ing ; it's the editor's work to look after '.liojc tisties. The barest skeleton is »IiOU|.'l). Write only on one side of the paper. Give information, but let criticicin ;!or;e. Write your name and address on son\ comer— r.et for publication, ...
HANDY LAND MEASURE. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 4 November 1914
HANDY LAND MEASURE. To aid farmers in aniving at acctimcj in estimating the amount of land in tlif lerent fields under cultivation, the ful lowing table is given .—; yards wide by 968 yards long contains one acie ; to yards wide by 48.) long contains one acre; 40 yards wide by 131 long con tainsVne acre; 70 yards wide by 160 lorg contains one acre ; 60 feet wide by 729 feel long contains one acre ; o'i Icet wide by 397 long contains one acte, 130 feet wide by 363 long contains one aero; 2:0 feel wide by iSi.J long con .tains one ac:e ;• 4-]o (eel wide by 99 long lontaiijs one acie.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 4 November 1914
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