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Queer Marriage Superstition. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 9 February 1914
Queer Marriage Superstition. A curious idea among the Burmese is that people born on the same day of the week must J.ot marry, and that if they defy the Fates their union will be marked by mudi ill-luck. To prevent the.-.: disastrous marriages, every girl carries a record of iter birthday in lu-r name, each day of the week having a letter belonging to 't, and all children arc called by a name which begins with that letter, i is rather hard if the Marys and Marie- of Burmali fall in love with each oti:cr. I'niike other Oriental lands, the young people are allowed to marry as taste dictates, subject only to the birthday restrictions. Reforming the Calendar. Our present system of dividing the voar into twelve months of a varying number of days makes the working cut kites much more complicated than it '.ecd'be. Already many suggestions have oven put forward, and one of them might lie nut into force by Act of Par liament any day, which would be an ex .•ulle?it and convenient thing for al...
Mongolian Mutton Eaters. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 9 February 1914
Mongolian Mutton Eaters. According to a traveller in Mon golia the inhabitants of that country j arc great meat caters, living in sonic cases entirely on mutton. In com paring the foods, the native will ask if they arc as good as mutton. It is not uncommon for a Mongol to consume 101b. of meat at one sitting. Me pours mutton fat in his tea. which is prepared with milk from brick tea (the poorest grade pressed in bricks), and of this he drinks enormous quan tities; thirty cups per day is not an uncommon amount for an adult. There arc no regular hours for eat ing; the native eats when opportunity offers.
ENGINEERS V. WOOLLEN MILL. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 9 February 1914
b'N GIXEERS V. WOOLLEN -MILL. i \ _ "These teams met on the "Western lu-~ J-r"C'. and a close same resulted in a for Engineers* with 13 runs to spare, Ihe scores were — ENGINEERS. J;iLOn. c, b North c, b North b -uder, stp., b Snakenberg .. • &lt; stp., b Snakenberg .. . • ' ;iiic-t, lbw, b North f*T. e, b Haimshaw *■ 5ro,JCsle. c. b 'North ^ren, b North , ra;rford, b North , J-nnca-n, not out .. 1t Aauersou, b Haimshaw . • • • ® .. Sundries ' | Total 'i . fowling :—Snakenberg, 2 for 35; i -\'onh, G for '.52; Haimshaw, 2 for l, ' Fulton, 0 for 11." ^ WOOLLEN MILL. ■ t'auiu)n, (; Crawford, b Anderson J- 'Vrkinsou. « (-aider, b Anderson i; Aorth, b Walker • Snakenborg. e Crawford, h Au ^erson " «• ^'iUiamson, c "Walker, 1) Caldor V Haimshaw, b Oreeu J- Evans, b Walker £ Johns, b Walker f Smith, b Walker • Murray, c, b Anderson .. W. Snakenberg, not out .. .. 5 Sundries 3 Total 66 Bowling :—Anderson, 4 for 20; Amos, 0 for 13; Crawford, 0 for 7; Walker, 4 for 12; Calder, 1 for 8...
SPORTING NEWS CRICKET. ASSOCIATION MATCH. CASTLEMAINE V. MARYBOROUGH. EASY WIN FOR CASTLEMAINE. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 9 February 1914
SPORTING NEWS ? CRICKET. ASSOCIATION MATCH. CASTLE.UAIXE V. MARYBOROUGH. EASY WIN FOR CASTLE MAINE. On Saturday afternoon teams rep resenting the .Castlemaine and Mary borough Associations tried conclusi ons on the Camp Reserve. The visit ors were without two of their most prominent players in Morcroft and Herring, whilst the locals were repre sented by the whole of the original team selected. 'It was decided to play 12 men aside. The wicket was some what sticky from the morning's rain, and when Stevens, who captained the v\s\Vfflg side won the toss from Prit ciwjd,'he had no hesitation in sending the locate in to brat. Seelenmeyer and Ferriroan were the first batsmen, in;; 'M latter was soon disposed of. P:ivc .Xorris filled the vacancy, and a sood was made, although the bail was getting up a great deal. Seel enmeyer especially batted splendidly, and the score was taken to 50 before Xorris was bowled by .Chivers, who had relieved Davev, with his first ball. Xorris had contributed 1...
RIFLE SHOOTING. MINIATURE RANGE COMPETITION. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 9 February 1914
RIFLE SHOOTING. MINIATURE RANGE COMPETITION. The following will represent the Castlemaine LO.R. against Harcourt A.X.A., to-night :—:W. Hall, H. A. Fow les, W. Bogie, W. Hattam, C. Jones, J. Jones, —. Daniels, B. Barnes, M. Newton, E. Carter. Emergency : — F. GJeeson, J. Scott.
BOWLING. THE CASTLEMAINE CLUB. RINK COMPETITION. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 9 February 1914
BOWLIJiGt THE iOASTLEMAINE' OLUB. RINK COMPETITION. On Saturday afternoon the rink com petitions were continued, and because of the delightful cool change in the weather players spent a very pleasant afternoon. Owing to some of their men having gone'to'-Melbourne to see the great Harry Hawker make an as cent in his biplane, Rasmussen and Odgers played their game shorthand ed, and Odgers, who had been holding a strong- lead up to the present, was defeated. J The result of the games -was as fol lows..:— Cowan 21 beat Baker 10. Van Heurclc 20 beat Wallisk 13. W. Archdall 30 beat iNewham 11. Rasmussen 26 beat Odgers 6. The draw for next Saturday is : — Odgers v. W. Archdall. Van Heurck v.'Cowan. Borland v. Rasmussen. Xewham v. Frank.
POSTAL TIME TABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 9 February 1914
POSTAL TIME TABLE. — V : ( Avoca, clones 9.45 a.m. ; arrives at Castlemaine, 7.39 p.m., Tues., Thurs., Sats. Ballarat, closes 9.46 a.m. ; arrives 12.30 p.m. Bealiba, closes 9.45, a.m., Mon., Wed., j Fri. ; arrives 7.P.0 p.m., Mon., Wed., j Fri. | Barker's Creek, closes 6.30 a.m.; arrives 7.30 a.m. | Beudigo, closer 9.15 a.m., 3.30 p.m., j and 8.45 p.m. ; arrives 7.26 a.m., 1 p.m., 8 p.m. Campbell's Creek, o,30 a.m., 3.30 p.m.; arrives 11.30 a.m. Carisbrook, closes y.«6 a.m.; arrives 7.30 p.m. Clunes, closes 9.46 a.m.; arrives 7.30 p.m. Cliewton, closes 6.C0 a.m., 12.15 p.m., and 3.30 p.m. ; r.rrivee 11.30 a.m., 7.15 p.m. Down Travel Hug' f.U., 14, closes 9.45 a.m., 3.30, and 8.4o p.m. (Echuca and intermediate places) ; arrives 1 p.m. ani* 8 p.m. Di^iolly, closes 9.45 a.m., 3.30 p.m.; arrives 12.30 p.m., and 7.30 p.m. Fryerstown, closes 6.30 a.m., 3.30 p.m. ; arrives 11 a.m., Y.lo p.m. Gowar, closes 10.20 a.m. ; arrives 3.30 p.m. Guildford, closos *3.30 a.m., and 9.45 a.m.; arrives 1...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 9 February 1914
... A ... WHOLESOME DRINK BRACING AND REFRESHING *"*[ Pleases V*) HAY, HAY, nAY. CHAFF, CHAFF, CHAFF. TJio Tery best quality and tiie lowest price. G. J. Kotsiakos CAMP, NEAR SHERIFF'S BRIDGE. Only the primest qualities bought, and customers cau depend on receiv ing the best every time. A TRIAL SOLICITED. NOTE THE ADDRESS— G. J. 1I0TSIAK0S, Market Square, Castleniaiiie. A MODERN REMEDY. Dr. Sheldon's New Discovery for Coughs and Colds gets to the root of tlie trouble and gives per fect relief. Price,' 1/6 and 3/ everywhere. Geo. Claik and Soil, wholesale distributors. UNDERTAKERS. i I, Odgers & CoL, OLD ESTABLISHMENT, BARK'EV STREET. Respectable Funerals conducted lor lowest rates. Prices and terms fog | better class of Funerals as pex arrangement at lowest rates, Every care and attention given to all the requirements of the trade. Telephone (Shop 4 Residence) No. 43 NIPPED IN THE BUD. A cold, cough, or influenza can be nipped in the bud by a few doses of Dr. Sheldon's New D...
MUCKLEFORD HOSPITAL SUNDAY PLEASANT OUTING. SATISFACTORY ATTENDANCE. INTERESTING SPEECHES. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 9 February 1914
MUCKLEFORD HOSPITAL SUNDAY 1 PLEASANT OUTING. SATISFACTORY ATTENDANCE. INTERESTING SPEECHES. A representative gathering assem bled at the Muckleford Hospital Sun day demonstration yesterday after noon. The day was slightly over the average temperature to be considered pleasant, but the locality being an ideal one—on the bank of the 'Muckle ford Creek in Air A. Woodman's pad dock. in the shade of several large wil low trees—made the outing pleasant. A large number made the journey from Maldon, while Castlemaine was about equally represented. This year the collection was divided between the Castlemaine and Maldon institutions. The function was car ried out on a most economic basis, the expenses amounting to only 7/. The collection realised £8/8/2, which was considered very satisfactory. The speakers billed for the dav were rho Mayor (Cr. Cornish),. Mr H.~S. W. •Lawson, Minister of .Lands, and Mr ,T. A. Arthur, M.H.Il. Almost up to the last foment, Mr Lawsou had express ed his intentio...
CASTLEMAINE'S HIGH AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS TRADE CLASSES RAPIDLY FORMING. £1000 WORTH OF PLANT TO BE INSTALLED. SPLENDID OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE YOUNG. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 9 February 1914
CASTLEMAINE'S HIGH AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS 11 ''1 TRADE CLASSES RAPIDLY FORM ING. £ 1000 WORTH OF PLANT TO BE INSTALLED. SPLENDID OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE YOUNG. ■Matters in connection with the new High School and Trade Classes are proceeding apace. The buildings arc about completed, and when the tenders for the fittings at the High School have been accepted" very little time should be lost in making the building fit for occupation. Before the new Trade Classes can be commenced, plant and equipment, which will cost about £1000, have to be installed. The school council have, we understand, already complet ed a contract for the purchase of an oil engine, and arc now engaged selec ting the plant necessary for the vari ous branches of trade work to be taught at the school. It is satisfac tory to know that the matter has been taken up so enthusiastically by the par ents, and that so many apprentices are enrolling as students. The council has been fortunate in securing the services of Mr Archc...
CAMPBELL'S CREEK FRUIT BUSINESS DISSATISFACTION WITH RAILWAY FACILITIES. UNFULFILLED PROMISES. UNNECESSARY LOSSES TO GROWERS. EFFORTS FOR REDRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 9 February 1914
CAMPBELL'S GREEK FRUIT BUSINESS r DISSATISFACTIOX WITH RAILWAY FACILITIES. I'XFl" LFfLLED -PROM ISES. UXXECESSA'RY LOSSES TO GROW ERS. EFFORTS FOR REDRESS. Great dissatisfaction exists among the fruitgrowers 'at Campbell's Creek (writes our local correspondent). at the treatment meted out. to them in respcct of providing: trucks. Uist year when the Railway Com missioners were on their annual tour the fruitgrowers met them, and were i promised that louvre or covercd in trucks would be sent to Campbell, as the town merited looking after, as it occupied fifth place in yictoria on the list of stations for export of fruit to England and the continent; and also that the existing shed would be enlar ged for the coming season. Nearly a year has elapsed, and the shed has not been touched, and in the getting of trucks conditions are infin itely worse. Although ordered in plenty of time, the invariable reply is that none is available. Orchardists have perforce to cart the l'ruit in the open sh...
SCHOOL OF MINES MONTHLY MEETING. SATISFACTORY REPORTS. INSTRUCTORS APPOINTED. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 9 February 1914
SCHOOL OF MINES 'MONTHLY MEETING. SATISFACTORY REPORTS. IXSTRUCTORS APPOINTED. The usual monthly meeting of the School of Mines 'Council was held on Friday evening last, the following members being present :—Dr. Hill (Chairman), Revs. F. A. Ilagenauer and F. Menzies.. and '.Messrs. J. Came ron, E. Davey, S. D. Thompson, A. Verc.y and A. C. Elvish. After correspondence had been dis posed of, the Principal's report was read and received. The first, term has started with a very fair attendance of students, which will be considerably augmented when the new workshops are in full swing. The Treasurer's monthly financial statement was read, and accounts, am ounting to £2-i/S/G were passed for payment. The sub-committee appointed for the purpose of equipping the new work shops and arranging the staff for same, submitted a report stating that , a suitable oil engine had been secured, and orders given for the requisite ma chine and hand tools, which were ex pected to be C'li hand in a week or...
SURVEY OF TOWN BLOCKS CASTLEMAINE WASTE LANDS MADE AVAILABLE. SOME ADJUSTMENT NECESSARY WORK FOR THE PROGRESS ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 9 February 1914
SURVEY OF TOWN BLOCKS CASTLEMAIXE AVASTE 1LAXDS MADE AVAILABLE. SOME ADJUSTMENT NECESSARY WORK FOR THE PROGRESS ASSOCIATION. The survey of the area in the vicin ity ot: Victoria Gully and Little Bendi go, which for a considerable time past the Progress Association and other local bodies have urged should be made available for settlement is, we understand, progressing satisfactorily, and nearing completion. It is rumored that in all probability the survey will, in some cases, entail the adjustment of blocks already held by various residents under residence area titles. This will probably be necessary in order to give symmetry and uniformity to the scheme, and to allow for proper ingress and egress when the survey is completed, and ap proved by the Lands Department. It is expected that those residents in the area, who already hold land will be given an opportunity of impro ving their titles and obtaining a bet tor tenure, and that the Crown lands which are now unoccupied will lie made...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 9 February 1914
AMUSBMBMTS, ETC. AT THE Royal Picture Hall AND EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND SATURDAY. TO-NIGHT. TO-NIGHT, IMS CONSCIENCE FUND. Thrilling^scar drama, 2000ft. Dress Circle, 1/ ; Bodv ot llail, Gd.. Cliildrcii under 12," half-price. .CONCERT AND COFFEE SUPPER. State School, Faraday, in aid of Major .Mitchell Memorial Fund. WEDNESDAY NEXT. FEBY. lltli. Tickets, 1/; Children, half-price. l _..Ji Hi ! Mr. J, G. YandelJ SURGEON DENTIST. MARKET SQUARE, CASTI-EMAINE, . CAN BE CONSULTED DAILY. New Model Porcelain Teeth. Absolute Painless Extraction. Laughing Gas, etc. Phone 96. TUITION RESUMED. TlflSS ETHEL SEEDSMAN, L.A.B., 1X HAS RESUMED TUITION AT HANNAFORD'S. Prospectus at Hati naford's. PIANOFORTE, MUSIC, ETC. Miss E,~HENRY IS NOW RECEIVING STUDENTS IN PIANOFORTE, THEORY. HARMONY, Etc. Pupils coached for University Con scrvatorium, Melbourne, Royal Aca demy and Trinity College, London. Particulars at "Barrington," -Mar graves street, Nor ill Castlemaine. Castlemaine Technical School NO. ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 9 February 1914
GOT VERY WEAK. '■My boy .Tack was very bad with j (Diarrhoea,"-writes .Mrs ?»I. Leo, Forbes, ' N.S.W. "For quite a fortnight he was ill and got very weak. My husband bought a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy and 10 our sur prise one dose completely relieved lnm." Sold by Geo. Clark and Son. Wholesale Distributors. OITOSITIOS TO HOME HFLK. 4 ^ MR JOHN REDMOND'S VIEWS. LONDON. Friday. Mr John Redmond, J.P., leader of the Irish Nationalist Party, delivered a speech on Home Rule at the National 'Liberal Club to-day. ■He declared that the Opposition dis played towards Home Rule was less on its merits than to the Parliament Act and a desire to restore the veto pre viously possessed by the House of •Lords. ARE SO PLEASANT TO TAKE. "1 was inclined to be constipated, and was always compelled to have a laxative," «>i;--v Mr Hugh MeNaugh tou, l.uheek, Vie.. "Chamberlain's Tablets wre reeoii'mended to me and a few dose-5 relieved me of this trou blesome complaint. I think ....
BUSINESS NOTICES. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 9 February 1914
BUSINESS NOTICES. .Messrs Carter, Amos and Co. de sire to draw attention to the ftu* niture sale on Wednesday next, on account of Mr II. P. Appel. The whole ot the furniture is of good •quality and in first-class order'. In spection is invited prior to the sale, and intending buyers of the piano or pianola are inviteH -by Mr Appel to test the -instruments and have a. uood musical evening. This is a rare opportunity to secure ■eoorl furniture and Iniyers will do well to attend the sale.
MALDON. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 9 February 1914
}IAL1)0N. During the past fortnight Os wald's Gold Mines at the -100ft level have been following the stone in •the rise, which is np C>-lt, where the reef is 3ft wide, and worth from 5 to Odwt, while the stopes at ■UiOrt intermediate are being operat ed on to a width of 0 to Sft; worth 5dwt, and a start has been made to drive north again. The stone in the oOoft slope is from 2 to lift wide and worth an ounce to the ton, and 000ft stope 5dwt, while in the 000ft. intermediate it is 3 to Hi wide and worth lo'/.. In the south stope at this level a block of stone is being taken out north of the winze to a width of -lit and worth 5dwt. At SOOft the south drive has been extended to -5ft and north end to 17ft, where the reef is wider, than the drive, ' carrying traces of gold. The 1100ft level lias been extended south to 770ft, and in crosscutting. east and west a wall, carrying 2 to 3ft of stone was cut. At the battery 550 toils were crushed for a yield of 27 o/. Sdwt, and 00ft tons wer...