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[?] RATES AMD RECULATIONS [Where the term "The Commonwealth" is used in connection with these rates and regulations it includes Papua, Lord How Island, and Nortolk Island.] LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
^ATES AND HECULATICN } o ' V ^10 l0rm "Thij Commou wtia.th" is used in connection with thi»j»u rates and regulations it iucluduB Papua, Lord iJowo Island, and Norfolk island.! JUS'lTKKS, fc'or every I ounce or fraction thereof. , .'or delivery within the Common wealth 0 1 Kor delivery in *ho British Era ph'o ... 0 1 'or delivery in tho Now Hebrides, Banks, and Torres Islands ..0 2 or delivery iii othor places .. ..0 2J " LETTISH CIA11DS. . or delivery within tho Commonwealth: Single, Id. cadi; reply, Id. each half, ..'or delivery iu tille British lSmpiro (sou list of placea under "Lottertf")-Sin gle. Id. oaoh. '.'or uelivary in Now Hebrides. Banks, and TorreB Islands-Single, 2d. eaoh. For delivery in other places- Single, 2fcd. eaoh. POST CARDS. Single Postcards impressed frith th« Id. stamp, juid Heply or double cards, c;u>h half of whioh has the Id. sterop impressed thereon, may be transmitted to places within the Commonwealth, ami to those places, enumerated undei "Letters," t...
A Tamporary Funnel. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
A Tamporary Funnel.. Tlis amateur photographer often has 8omo solution which ho desires to put Into ft bottle which 111# glass funnel will not fit, says the "Photogrnphlo Times." Tho funnel niado by rolling up a pleco of paper usually allows half of tho solution to run down tho outBide of Uio bottle, thoroby causing tho nma lour to bo dubbed a "muflscr." A bettor n-aj* Is to lako an ordinary envelope and cut Ifc oft as shown by tho dotted lines. Then clip a llttlo olT tlio point, opon out, and you have a funnel thnt will not glvo any troublo. It Is cheap and you enn nflord to throw it away when dirty, thereby saving time and washing.
Pyalong Racing Club. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
Pyalong Racing CJub. Although it ended as happily as a fairy tale, the last meeting of the Pya ilong Club was not bread and cheese and kisses. The president (Mr W. Richards) presided over a fair atten dant e. The secretary (Mr G. I. Tune) whose work turned the tide of the club's finances, presented reports of the Annual Meeting and the Winter Meeting, At the -former the receipts were lis lid, and the rxpen diture £139 7s 2d, and at the latter the receipts were £97 6s 6d and the expenditure ^11q 16s 6d. In several resports the club was unlucky at its last meeting. The Secretary said they were in a better position than last year. There was an account in from I>. Griffin, of the Pyalong Hotel, for 7s 6d for the hire of the piano for the ball, with two days at 5s added, and an addendum ..thai 5s would be charged every day after the 8th (right from the jump) until the piano was brought home. Mr Griffin.: I wanted itfaack. The Chairman : When a man gets all the benefit of it, he should...
A Monster of the Deep. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
A Monster of the Deep. Tho most formidable aiul repulsive crenturo of tho submarine world is tho giant octopus, commonly known as tho spidor-crab. It is master of tho sealed and finned things that livo iu tho ocean's depths. It is alike hideous in appearanco aud habits, and moro than ono daring coral hunter mid pearl-diver has found death in Its terrible arms. Tho spider-crab flourishes and at tains its groatest sizo in tho warm waters of tho Japan eens. An adequate idea of tho hideousncss of the creature's appearance can only bo formed by those who have como across the monstor in its lair. Its shnpo bears a strong resemblanco to tho familiar spinning insect. Tho long legs, which often exceed forty feet in length, are thickly covered with coarso blnck hair. The body, ofton fifteen feet in cir cuinference, is also' covered with hair, in which barnaclcs and tiny shellfish make their home. When attacked, the spider-crab exudes an overpowering odour, which permea tes tho water around it...
The Dairy Company, [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
The Dairy Company, The annual general meeting of the I.ancefield and district Dairy Com pany was held on Thursday afternoon, the chairman (Mr R. G. Robinson) presiding. The directors' report for the period ending May 31st, 1914, stated (inter alia) During the period under review there was 268,408 lbs. of cream purchased producing (16,710 lbs of butter fat, for which the sum of ,£554+ it was paid. This turnover shows a slight increase 011 the previous year, which may be attributed to the fact of another cream collecting cart being put on, which would have meant a larger in crease still only for the adverse season experienced. The number of sup pliers reached 126. The whole of the output was disposed of locally, as the I.ondon market did not hold out suf ficient inducement to ship any there. Your directors thank you for your support, and trust that with a favor able season a most successful year shall be experienced in t he incoming one." There not being a quorum present, the meeting ...
Method of Joining Boards. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
Method of Joining Boards. The. amateur wood-worker often has trouble in joining two boards together so that they will fit square and tight. The accompanying sketch j shows a simple and effective method of doing this. Securo a board, A, about 12in. wido that is perfectly flat. Fasten another board, B, about Gin;, wide, to tho first ono with screws or glue. Now^jrtaco the board to bo joined, C, on* tho board B, letting it extend over tho inside edge about lin. and fasten* ing it to tho others with clamps j ! tit ench end. Lay tho plauo on J its side and piano the edgo straight. Placo the sccond board in tho clamps in tho snme manner as tho first, only have tho opposite sido I up. If tho cutting edge of tho ! blade is not vortical, tho boards planed in this manner will fit as shown in tho upper ukelcli. In us ing this method first-class joints can be made without, munh~trouble.
Dogs Distribute Disease. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
Dogs Distribute Disease. -i Two of tho most learned French professors of the Pasteur Institute have issued the following warning : 4'Heware of your put dog," Streot dogs of Marseilles have been found suffering Jrom tho dread ful Indian "black post." In India this disease usually attacks dogs, and as many as ninety-eight per cent, dio from its ravages. The southern parts of Italy and Algeria know the disease under tho naino of tho "Mediterranean pest." This diseaso docs not confuio it self to the dogs thoinselvcs, but is carried by parasites to human be ings, and, singularly enough, nearly always attacks children from tho ages of six months to three years. Tho c hild becomes fevorisli and ner vous, goes into a decline, and gra dually wastes away. Out of three hundred cases under special study only two per cont. have recovered. At the present tiino Great Britain is immune from any danger in this direction, and sufliciontly protected against any Bitch likelihood by the complete' prohib...
TRAGEDY WHICH INSPIRED POE. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
TRAGEDY WHICH INSPIRED FOE. - John Anderson, a tobacconist of New . York, was regarded as a shrewd business man, and showed .hist reputation was not undeserved when he engaged pretty Mary Rogers as manageress ,of his cigar-shop under the fashionable St. Nicholas Hotel, in Broadway. Aii ordinary : Havana hero cost half a crown, j and if Mary bit the end off she I charged a shilling extra, and as a ! result of this latter fact nil the ! gilded youths of the city wero her customers. I Previously Mary had been a poor I girl. Now she might have acquired i j many a fortune; but she knew; ! how far to go, for honour was' i dearer to her than all else. But I one day, March! 11, 1870, Mary I TU gers's dead body was found lloat-1 iug in the Hudson River. She had been strangled by a. bootla;e, which was tied tightly round her throat. Public excitement and indignation knew 110 bounds. A public sub scription of £2,000 was raised and offered as a reward for the deten tion of the guilty party. Sus...
Sporting. THE HOUNDS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
Sporting. THK HOUND!?. The Ortklanos Hunt Club will be np to-rnotrow. There will bo no doubt n'jonfc tho warmth of their reception. A meeting convened by Mr M. Maher wns held on Monday evening to ar range for a fitting welcome to the hantsmen, Mr Maher was voted to the chnir, find explained that ifc would be necessary to appoint a secretary for the meeting, and also to m»ike the necessnry arrnngemen's, The Oak lands Hunt Clnb had been here be fore. and it was the custom to give them a good day's outing. The meeting was to arrange in what form they would be entertained. As Mr Maher was appointed chairman as well as secretlry, the press represent tative was asked to take the minutes of the meeting. Mr Maher said ho had received a telegram that the Secretary of the Gaklands Hunt Club was coming ap to take a look at tho rnn they would have, and written asking to be met with a hack, There would bo twenty hantsmen up with the hounds. On other occasions tho huntsmen had been given ft good ...
The Water [?]upply. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
' The Water fupply. - A.ballotwas taken yesterday as ? -to whether our little local com -^community would borrow fifteen hundred "Jim" and ensure a watersupply. We had suggested that ballot papers would be ; wanted, as much to remind the Shire Secretary (not .that he ?needed any reminding, but we -wanted time to do it), as to get ;the work. The ballot papers we, :&lt;saw flying round a day or two ago were printed " elsewhere." 3t seems that there is some regu lation, or Act, or sealed orders or something, which makes it im perative to get such work done, afar from the scene of action. Whoever framed, drew up, for mulated, thought of, put into ?force, or gavo birth to such an Act, regulation, by-law, or stipu-' lation, knows little about prin ters. "There might be a leakage,", is the feeble explanation. The writer has spent his life amongst :printers, and seen many a bad one, but never jne dishonest. There are plenty of frauds put upon the public, but Diogenes, -seeking with ...
Oil and Wool from Pine Needles. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
Oil and Wool from Pine Needles. Pine-needle oil la a product do rived from the loaves of our pines (says the "Scientific American")' It has been extracted tor a great ninny years and is w'ell known the world over as a remedial . agent against rheumatism and alliod com* plaints. It is a volatile, colourless liquid obtained by distillation of fresh needles,' young twigs, and one year-old cones of our western and southern yellow pines. In order to produce oil of the best quality, fresh green needles must bo collect ed during tho spring, of tho year, probably in tho beginning of June. Pine-needle pickors go from treo to treo and select tho young, thrifty green loaves at the ends of twigs, which yield about 0.55 per cent, of volatilo oil. Those of old trees, which aro" dry and tough, produce much less and of much poorer qual ity. : A number of years ago this oil was supplied by a number of small stills or ordinary pharmaceutical distil leries. The still Itself is a very simply constructe...
COURSING. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
COURSING. As briefly reported m our last-"issue, the Liticofield Coursing Club held a moBt enjoyable run on Thursday. 18tb inaN The properties coursed over were Messrs Robinson's, Shannon's find Johnston's -; the final rau b-'itig in. Mr Johnatoo*B. Mr J. Cloney acrted: ub judge, and Mr T, Skehan as slip pur. The evecrb was fcbe Welcome Stakes, ? in which tho first rang resulted us follows.;-J. Bunnela blk, and w. b p. Moderation (Walkover-Moderate) boat J. Henderson's rd, p. Rwd Sea (Sea Gem-Irene D'r). G. fl^bs' f.b.p, Electrino (Ellerslie II-Molly H.), bent W. Bwyer's blk, and w, d.. Wavy (Jack-The Wave). Second Tie. Mystical boat Moderation. Elec Iriue boat ftuhmld, Robert's Cover a bye Third Ties. Robert's Cover beat Electrioe. Mystical a bye. Deciding Course. Mystical beat Robot t'a Covor, aod won the stake, Mr Ilobbs' little bitch pup, very lanr^r than a whimwt. ran rc * n,r i"t.V tV third
Did Ancient Greeks Dance The Cakewalk? [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
Did Ancient Greeks Dance The Cakewalk ? Can wo, in these modern days, claim originality for anything ? It seems not, for oven our "cake walk," which most people think was invented in rccent years, is now proved to have been familiar to the ancients. In tho British Museum can bo seen a Greek statuette of a lady who. lived 12*100 years ago in an attitude which seems strangely familiar. "I enjoyed your sermon this morn* injf very much," said Mark Twain to a clergyman of his acquaintance. "I welcomed it like an old friend. I have, you know, a hook ut homo containing every word of it." "You have not," said the prea cher. "1 have, indeed," returned the humourist. "Well, send that book to mo. I'd like to see it." "You shall," Mark Twain replied; And ho sent the next morning an .unabridged dictionary to the minis ter.
POLICE FOOTBALLERS' VISIT. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
POLICE .FOOTBALLERS' VBIT. There is r.otown t he Police footballers are more delighted to honor an3 en liven with their presence tban Luuoe Eeld, where everyone is unn-ed to "do iheui proud." As they had wri'Un sogsjestipt; that they would be Dp heFe I about the oad of July, b meeting was held last 'Friday evening to consider the matter of fittingly entertaining them aud -finding a team to meet them in the Pare; there being no club with a team -ic LanceBold this season. Cr A, Johnston presided. Mr H* 'V, Goller, secretary of the Lance&eld Football Club, read the letter from the .Police Footballers' Club, that they would be "up" and briog sopporters, and explained that tho collection at -tha Park last.' year was not what it should have' been, and that out of the concert the Cricket Club had to be guaranteed £3 10s. The.«e two factors led to a de ficit which had to be made up out of tho general fund. They had no club, and he did not think -it practiosb'.e to entertain and play...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
Pdbhe- "^offices. ?- ' ? V . _ i^XS-SES FOR ALL. Drapery' Requirements :wKt [For !. eason VISIT MARK FOY'S -Prices na nsnal, lower than Melbourne "'Ladies, Visit the Fair. "MARK FOY'S ^LANOBFIEkD. DRAPKRY ESTABLISHMENT GAVE INSTANT RELIEF. "My Httk> daughter, !Maud, was very bad with croup, and I was &lt;]ullc worn out with loss of sleep," says Mr«. Catherine Holland, Adelaide-road. JJerhainpore, X.tf. "A friend had seen Chamberlain's Congrli Reinedy ad vertised £or the relief of croup and suggested luy trying it. I did so, and it gave the child Instant relief. I have seen dozens of children re lieved or croup 1)y Chamberlain's CouyU Remedy." Hold by all chemists and storekeepers. f.r v«K'-|V OOMl'OtJN'tt. Thi Stocks 6 Hens Earn £6 8? In 12 months . At the Knrnley Kgg L*yinj*Com petition recently concluded, tho winning pen of 0 fowls showed n net piotit, after deducting eo.&lt;t of food, of £1 U 4 I per bird. K.»r the small amount of capital required, there is uo ...
Inncefield Mercury. With supplement. FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
; fnncefielb ^Icrcttrn. With supplement* FBIDAY, JUNE 2G, l9Ht The next dance in aid of the ?building fund of the Mechanics' institute will be held on Wednes day 8th instead of Thursday, 9th July. Mr Cba-s. J. Williams :has kindly offered to give a prize to the winner of .the euchre tour nament. "Woods' Great Peppermint Cere, For Coughs ami Ciilcls, never fails Is G.l." Depositors in the State Savings Bank are reminded by advertise ment that the inspector, Mr R. d'E M. Ridgway, will be in at tendance at the Bank on Thurs day, 2nd July, for the annual inspection of pass books. It is .incumbent upon every depositor to produce his pass-book .at this -time. " :For I'hililren b Hacking Cough at Night, Woods'Great Peppermint Cure. Is 6d. Mr W. Hemphill, faniiarly : known as "Wally," sustained an .accident last week which might have had serious results. While driving along the Boundary road with a load of potatoes his horse stumbled, jerking the rains from his hand. In attempting to re cov...
CHURCH SERVICES [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
nHCRCH SERVICES Divine service will be held at Lanceficld; -on Sunday next as follows: UnuKCii OF ENGLAND.- Third Sunday . lifter Trinity- Mntius 11 a.m.; Eveusong 1^7 p.m. ; Cobaw 2 30.-Rev, J, Francis. ROUAK CATHOLIC.-Lanccfiold 9 a.tu-, -ami II'tt.iri. '! METHOpiST CHUBcH,'-l,anccfield 11 a.-n:, '.and.7;iKnn--;Studuntli'ilonuniont Creek il : 5a,ui., Ncwhfi'm ;3 ;p.rhv?and 7 p.m.-Ilev. ^fJtone.' Golilie 3 p.m.-Student. PKESOYTKUIAN Cuuricn.- LancefieUl U a.m., bpriogfiuld 3, p in.-TUe Minister. >-3to>jhfora7p:ni.-Tbe'A9»!etant. ... Ununcn OF CilltlgT, RAGLAN-STREET ^Bthlei^chool' 10 a>m;v Communion 11 a,m. . Evangelistic Scrvice 7 p.m.
A Notorious Outlaw. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 26 June 1914
A Notorious Outlaw. On February 2tt, 1805, a cablo gram from America stated that 131113' the Kid had been r.hot by pafc Garrett. Billy tho Kid, ostensibly * a cowboy, was In reality an nrmod guard and paid murderer. The "rnngo war" in Net** Mexico was nt its height. Tho men who ownoil cattle and thoso who owned sheep wero at deadly feud with ,ono(nnoihct and it was a question whether cattle or sheep should occupy tho ranges. UUly hired himsolf to tho cuilo owners, and stalked shephnrds ns men stalk game. His aim wnjj deadly; his cunning almost super human.. Whon tho "raugo war" wns emlod by tho military authorities, Billy turnod bandit, and gathering round him a gflttg of desperadoes, robbed lonely ranchcs and murdered their inmates, until his nomo bccnnio a terror and a byword. At last oven tho "Wild West" got its "dander" up, and doclded that , Billy tho Kid was to be hunted down. Thoy said that Tat Garrett, shorlff, or chlof constable, wan the man to do it. Driving up to tho outl...