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Rural Workers' New Policy. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 2 July 1914
Rural Workers* New Policy. rp jv The A.W.U's. rural workers' policy drawn up by the recent con ference, and endorsed by the execu tive of the union, has been made available. It deals with the rates and conditions for New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, and Tasmania,'for agri cultural, viticultural, fruit growing, hop growing, market gardening, and dairying industries. These are to come into operation on October 1st. . . * .. In the agricultural, section it is laid down that 48 hours shall con stitute a week's work. Such hours to be worked as follows':—7 30 a.tn ( to 5.40 p.m., on five days of the week, with due hour for dinner, and 7.5 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays, with, two smoke ohs of 15 minutes each—one in- the forenoon and one, in the. afterhoon. Overtime is put down at time and a half. The wages, proposed are the following:-— Reaper, thresher, binder, stripper and harvester drivers, 10/ per day or £2 10/ per, week and found. In cases where men "work by . th...
RISE OF A REBEL. MANKILLER, BANDIT & SOLDIER. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 2 July 1914
RISE OF A REBEL. MANKILLER, BANDIT & SOLDIER. It is barely a year ago since Pan cho Villa escaped from the United States border controls and Mexican In fantry to take the field with a single horse, which had been "borrowed," two sacks of flour and nine men. Last month he returned with ten thousand followers, mostly well-armed quick-moving cavalrymen, thirty eight large field-pieces, fifty rapid-fire guns, a train-load of ammunition, and other train-loads of supplies for his troops, and over 5,000,000 Mexican dollars. He controls the richest mines and farm lands in Mexico to day. All this in twelve months. And for fifteen years previously, while waiting his chance, he was a man killer, a bandit, and a soldier of for tune.
Expensive Saplings. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 2 July 1914
Expensive Saplings. — —&lt;+• i ; AU tfye H,uutly police >c6urt,*;K. O'Keefe was charged by the forest officer, T. J. Qrde, with having un lawfully caused~516 sapling's, valued at £25, to be cut down on the forest reserve without a licence. Mr Neale, who appeared for defendant, said his client had permission from the Postmaster General to erect a,, telephone line from Ascot railway station to his homestead. Defend ant also had the | approval of the Huntly ~ shire council for carrying out the work. The cutting down of the timber was necessary in erecting the line. Mr Orae stated that defendant should have applied to the Forestry department. Men would then have been put on to lay out the track and cut down the trees properly. The bench imposed a fine of 10/ with ^25 damages, and £l 1/6 costs.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 2 July 1914
& Go. Stock and Station Agents, VICTORIA AND NEW SOUTH WALKS. Government Auctioneers at'W&ngtt ratta and Bright. Head Office: Wanjfaratta; branches ot Myrtleford, Moyhu and Bright. Fortnightly Sales of Sheep & Cattle, and Pigs held at our Yards, Myrtle lord. Periodical Special Salea of Sfeore Cattle on fixed dates. Fortnight sales of Sheep and Cattle, and Pif?B and Dairy Cattle at the Cor poration Yards, Wangaratta. Month ly Sales at our Yards, Moyhu. Periodical Horse Sales at Wangaratta in conjunction with Adam son, Strettle and Co. Clearing- Sales conducted in any part of Victoria or New South Wales. PROPERTIES FOR SALE in Vic toria, New South Wales and Queens land, embracing- some of the cheapest places on the market. LOANS.—We make a specialty of financial business. We have sums from ;£ioo to £100,000, available for broad acre securities, leasehold or freehold, town property, hotel freeholds at from 4 per cent, to 5 per cent. STOCK LISTS containing- best ...
Blind Man's Great Task. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 2 July 1914
Blind Man's Gre,at Task. The distinction of having ham mered out the first English Bible in Braille belongs to John Andrew Ford, an employee of the National Institute for the Blind, on whose be half the work was produced. In early life Ford was a compositor ; losing his sight in 1875, he learned the Braille, system of reading' and. writing, and two years after entered, the service.... of the Institute. He did the wholeV>f the punching him self under the'direction of the late Dr T. R. Armitage, and the magni tude sof the. task can be imagined. ' when it is stated I hat no fewer than twenty million blows had to be struck. This edition of the Bible runs into thirty-nine bulky fools cap volumes.'. •
Harrowing Growing Crops. A FARMER'S OPINION. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 2 July 1914
Harrowing Growing Crops. . ' ■ "I A Farmer's Opinion. "The main, object in harrowing growing crops is to prevent evapo ration of the moisture in the soil, and",it also had a' tendency to cause the crop to stool." So wrote Mr W. Brown in a paper read before the Coradgery branch of the N.S. W. | Agricultural Bureau.. " I harrow i nearly every year, my reason, being that I usually feed . off, and.the l ground gets set with the stock going over it." This.farmer confessed that he- had never kept recordsvthat'i.would show the extent to which 'the yield was increased,, but the^ healthy appear ance of the crop a few days after assured.him that it is beueficial-. "I, use ;light diamond harrows, sharp-, •ened for the occasion 'A good deal ■ of wheat sespis to, be .pulled .up, but not much by the root, so what is pulled1 up^does not signify'.". Spring is the time mentioned as the time most suitable,- especially after rain, and- in tile southern dis: ^ trict's: a great deal of narrowing is done...
End of a Spendthrift. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 2 July 1914
End of a Spendthrift. - Herr Theodor Dreher, a wel known Austrian sportsman, who re cently met with a fatal motor car accident, was quite a young man, and son of a millionaire, and was as extravagant in his habits as he w;as keen in sport. ; Two years ago he' lived at Brioni during the winter months. One day, feeling very dull, be sent out telegrams to twelve of his best friends and-; to twelve ladies, asking them urgently to corce down to Brioni to have supper with, him. Some of those friends lived at that time in Vienna, others in .Hungary, and even on the Riviera, while among the ladies eight were at Vienna and four in Paris. That their journey might be as comfortable as possible, each of them had a special train placed at his or her disposal, and that every one of them might preserve a plea sant memory of the occasion each of the men received a souvenir in the form-of a golden, cigarette case, and each lady a gold hand bag, with the exact date of the supper set out in diamonds. ...
Surfiet of Bosses. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 2 July 1914
Surfiet of Bosses. v Commenting on some work being done-at the railway yards, Benalla, the "Independent" says—One of the most notable features about the work was that no fewer than seven "bosses," " supervisees," or " ex perts "looked on—-all £24 to ,£30 . per-month-with- 15/-a-daygentlemen ■ —to see that the " undergrads" did i. their work properly. These "high officials " busied themselves mostly by walking about with hands be hind their backs or in their pockets, or walking up and down the tracks • counting the, blades .of grass grow ing. About the hottest thing in the railway business is the number of fat-billeted gentry - whose most seri ous work is "to dodge it and look important. The ratio of men in overalls to bosses, it would appear, is almost one to two ; when it comes to a matter of one to one, the millenium in railway works ■ Will have been reached. A little while ago it took thirteen inspectors, experts and officials to pass their opinion, on a railway culvert not far f...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 2 July 1914
SOROSES LIQUID FACE POWDER In these days of out-door life—motoring,".. golfing, boating, etc,—a reliable and harm less liquid powder is one of the necessities of life. Soroses Liquid Face Powder is found by experts to be a perfectly invalu able preparation and a decided improve ment on the old-fashioned dry powder. Besides improving the appearance it acts as a .'shield to thpjlelicate skiu of the face,. against 'hot ," winds, dust, smuts, and other extraneous matter. Price 2/6. Obtainable ,at Mi#» E. Connelly's, Myrtloford.
Parson "Lays a Man Out." [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 2 July 1914
Parson " Lays a Man Out," At Kew court the other day a charge of assault was preferred against Percy S. Morton. Sergeant Sel wood stated that defendant while under the'influence of liquor entered a house, evidently imagining it was his home. The lady of the house invoked the assistance, of a visiting clergyman to get rid of the intruder. The clergyman's peaceful ,remon strance was met by a. straight left from the stranger, which landed on ' the former's nose and; drew blood.' The rev. gentleman at once closed with his assailant and in a twinkling put a half Nelson on him and landed him on the floor When the police, who had been summoned by tele phone, arrived on the- scene, they found the clergyman kneeling on his prostrate foe, whose face was cov ered in blood that had run freely from the rev. gentleman's injured nose. 'Who was the clergyman ?.queried the bench^ Sergeant Selwood said the rev. gentleman, who came from Burnley,7 desired that his name .should not be mentioned. Althoug...
Cure for Uric Acid. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 2 July 1914
Cure for Uric Acid. One of the bad "things is to let uric acid get a hold upon your sys tem. It is the cause of gout, rheumatism, liver trouble and a host of other unpleasant things. Accord ing to a good authority the cure is simple ; make a good brand of cider your staple drink. It is satisfying, •palatable, easily digested, aud.-a first class blood cleanser. Unlike beer, '' it does not' make one sleepy and heavy, and it is. a certain cure for uric acid trouble. Be careful, how ever, to get a good cider, made by a firm of repute ; there is so called cider on sale that, never saw., an apple. Lots of people swear by, cider; The} declare that it is prime stuff, as good in its effects as it is. pleasant to t ike.
BRIGHT. Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
BRIGHT. From Our Correspondent. Tuesday. Special attention is likely to be given to outstanding rates at the meeting of the Shire Council on Tuesday next. The last day for payment of current rates is Tues day, 4th August, and from what can be learned the City Fathers in tend to pursue a decided course in getting in rates due to the Shire , without exception. Ratepayers - have been given every opportunity : as well as numerous reminders of their obligations, and defaulters will have no one but themselves to blame if they find solicitor's fees tacked on to the amount which the shire is now quite willing to accept. Ten- • ders for the construction of the Wandiligong Main Road, as well as / gravel supplies, will be opened at j the meeting, and owing to the latter j being adjourned for a week the date i for closing of tenders has been I similarly extended. It is rumored that Messrs Chap man and Chsgwidden have disposed of their business at Bright, and in tend shortly to leave the distric...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
The death or Mr Joseph Chamber Iain, the veteran Liberal statesman, occurred athis London residence on Thursday last. He had not been able to attend to attend parliament .for some time owing to feeble health. Mr Chamberlain was 78 years of age. For influenza, eou^li or cold, Wood's " is worth its weight in gold ; • When wintef troubles come your way . Imbibe it—hot—without delay. luto a small-sized glass or cup Of . boiling water well stir up ' An ample dose of .fragant, pure Wholesome Woods' Great Peppermint Cure. Mr Thomas Seamer, of Porepuu kah, was sworn in as a Justice of the Peace for the Northern Baili ,wick by Mr A. A. Kelley, ;P.M., oh Thursday last. Oa taking his seat on the Bench, Mr Seamer was congratulated on his appointment by Mr Kelley, P.M., Mr A. H. A. Stewart, clerk of courts ; Mr'M. G. G. ;Fox, on behalf of the bar, and Senior-constable Priest for the police. Mr Seamer suitably ack nowledged the complimeuts paid him.
General News. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
genera! News. A representative of another Mel bourne tobacco company has visited Moyhu and. Whitfield, and purchased .26 tons, of leaf at 8^d per lb. Sol Green, bookmaker and horse owner, retires from the ring after next Melbourne Cup .meeting. He hes. made a big fortune at book making. , And yet punters think' theyvcan beat the bookmaker. . The Tasmanian Government pro poses to increase the stamp duty on Tattersall's sweeps tickets from 2d to 3d each. -By this means £12,000 • additional revenue will be obtained. ' A tax on motor cars, receipts froth' which will be ear marked for the upkeep of roads, is also proposed. The Premier stated in the legis lative Assembly that a bill to regul ate hut accommodation at saw mills / was being drafted, and would be in troduced this session. Rev. W. Moore, Methodist Minister, at duties, dropped dead when hurrying to the railway sta tion. M. Guillaux, the French aviator, starts with the aerial mail from Melbourne this morning at 9 o'clock. He wil...
The Eveleigh "Hold Up." [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
————m————wiiM»atM wmwwiiMiMM mxwiw—amaxnajm J The Eveleigh " Hold Up." • .. . , 4 1 ' Sydney and' Melbourne detectives have been working hard to secure the arrest of suspects in connection with the robbery a few weeks back of',£3000 at Eveleigh, Sydney. A man named Freeman was arrested at Strathfield, after an exciting chase, but another man who was with him escaped. It was believed that the money would be transferred to Melbourne. On Thursday last a house in Richardson-St., Albert Park, was surrounded by detectives and police, and in it was found a • man and three women. The man, Ernest Alexander Ryan, was ar rested, before he could make any resistance, though revolvers were found in the room, and it is said he wanted to shoot, but was prevented by one of the women. It is believed Ryan is the man who escaped when Freeman was arrested. ' Though every train from Sydney to Melbourne was carefully in spected and detectives kept careful watch on all arrivals'-at Spencer street, Melbourn...
Wangaratta and Dredging. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
1 Wangaratta aind Dredging. To the Editor. '!Sir,—Under this head letters have recently appeared iii your Bright contemporary which are as silly as they may be harmful with a class of people who do not take time to think. Such evidently are the Bright people who—because an in dividual si ning himself " Winch man" said he and others would not patronise Wangaratta—- took it upon themselves to cancel the excursion which had been so cordially agreed to only a short time before.: I would just point out that this excursion was for the benefit of Wangaratta Hospital, only the profits on the train receipts going to that institu tion. If these people were as anxi ous as they say they , are to assist the hospital, but did not wish the anti dredging people to benefity why not have said, " We will patronise the train in the cause of Charity, but will not spend a. sixpence with the: people of Wangaratta.": They could take with them all the " tucker" they .required,- and they could get plenty of ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
ROBERTSONS Economy Store, MYRTLEFORD. Having made Extensive Improvements in Drapery Department, I AM NOW OPENING UP NEW WINTER GOODS. A Splendid Assortment of •Dress Goods, Fancy & Ploirs Flannelettes Ladies' and Girls' Ready-to-wear Hats The LatBSt Ladles' Coats S& Fyrs FlanneSs; Blankets, Quilts. Boots and Shoes • Grocery & Ironmongery. ROBERTSON'S M. S. RUi Late of Mansfield, Family Butcher. Myrtleford. Mr Russell has purchased tk© business lately conducted ■ -'! by C. Brien, and will give customers • best satisfaction. ; i Best Beefs Lamb araci Mutton. Cart calls daily for orders. J. JOHNSON, Butcher, MYRTLEFORD. Supplies customers daily with the Primest Beef, Mutton, &0., and Small Goods. Cash Buyer of Hides, Skins, '9 HIGHEST PRICES GIVEN. BRIGHT BREWERY BEER. Brewed in Bulk or Bottle Has been awarded the Highest Award of Merit by the best judge® —THE PUBLIC. * It has stood the test of time, and has been for many years acknowledged pure and whol...