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BLIND WATCHMAKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
BLIND WATCHMAKERS. Blind people--'hose who have been born blind-are, as is well known, ex ceedingly clever with their fingers, but it is not. often that we hear of a watchmaker who was born blind. And yet there are instances of the kind. A famous blind watchmaker lived at Holbeach, in Lincolnshire. His name was RIippin, and although completely blind, he could take to pieces and pu , together again watches that were ai most delicate construction, with the greatest ease, and in quicker time than most watchmakers who have the advantage of good eyesight. On one occasion some of the tiny wheels and screws used in his tirade were stolen from him, but the thief was cap ured with the property on him, and Rtippin identified them by his delicate sense of touch. A Barnstaple watch and clock maker brought up his blind son to his trade and the yoding man proved so skilful that on more than one occasion he de tected faults in time pieces which other tradesmen had failed Ito dis cover.
HOW TO STRIKE SAFETY MATCHES. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
HOW TO STRIKE SAFETY MATCHES. It is a common thing with smokers for their' safety ma'chboxes to ,rive out on the striking side before all the matches are used up. If hy till keep in mind just one thing his can always be averted. The safe`y 'rk-. ing part is very quick on Lrigger, an ineeds only a slight contac', ins?rd c f u long scratch. Simps ,'.., die c,nd of the match quickly oe: nboaa n qu:. ter of an inch on the Striking pt face In this way the outs.. ie ,'ay ,,e vs be kept fresh and., a'. e I. .on; scratch of course causes iug a.nl?ih to 1,nite before con'act cea.', nat thet surface is actually burn p. Some safety matches will s'r,'.~ýtcn a window pane..
WHAT THE KING CAN DO. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
WHAT THE KING CAN DO. What are the King's powers, to which reference is being made. Le gaily, if not actually, ,hey are very large. By his personal fiat the King could disband the army, sell any or all vessells in the navy, dismiss near ly all members of the Civil Service, declare war against any power, or make peace on his own initiative. By his signature all inmai es of pris ons could be released and fully pard oned. He could raise any man, wo man: or child to the peerage and dis pose as lie thought fit of the sover eignity over any colony or Dominion within the Empire. All these things are the King's perogatives. Last and greatest of them is that the King can do no wrong.
ORBOST PETTY SESSIONS MONDAY, JULY 6. (Before Messrs Ross and Munro, J's.P.) [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
ORBOST PETTY SESSIONS, MoNDAY, JurY 6. (Before Messrs Ross and Munro, J's.P.) J. W. Bird and Co v J. Lilley, claim for £12 1 12s due on a promisory note. Mr Mosley for complainants. Orcer for amount with 26s costs. A. L S. Slunders v S. G. Nish, claim for £29 17s Id for goods sold and delivered. Mr Mosley for complain ant, Order for amount with £2 7s custs. R. H. Macalister v J. Craker, claim for £2 is 6d, baiance of account for ourriage, etc. Mr Mosley for complain ant. This claim was made up of sundry amounts for carriage- of parcels and passenger fare on the Genoa-Orbost coach totalling £3 Is G1, one pound having been paid on account, Defen dant put in a counterclaim foI £1 17s 4d, representing the value of a parcel that had been lost and 18s, being two day's wages, for time lost in endeavoring to recover the parcel. Evidence was given by complainant and T. Miaoalister to the.effect that the loss of the parcel had been made up to Defendant by goods procured for him and allowances...
LIMIT OF COURTESY. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
LIMIT OF COU'RTESY. Japan's nee Prime Minister, Count Okuima/ has a wooden leg. It re places a limb which was blown off by the bomb of a ,political assassin. In connection with that outrage, a story ts told which goes far to support the claim that is ma.doe:for Ok?uma, that he is the best mannered man in Jap an. After the explosion which' had killed his servants and horses, besides shattering his leg, he, was lying in his office in an agony of pain, yet he was able to say smilingly to a forsign statesman who was taking leave of hii "Excuse me sir, for my impoliteness in not seeing you to, the door."
ORBOST HOSPITAL FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
ORBOST HOSPITAL FUND. The following amounts, donated in connection with last Hospital Carnivall are acknowledged by the Provisions, Committee: Collected by Mrs Boucher; a friend is, H. Dally 2s Gd, Mrs Mitten 2s 6d, G. H. Wyatt 2s Gd. Collected by Mrs Macalister; Mrs Dickson £1 Is, J. Kennedy and Sons £1 is, W. Gibbs £1 is, P. Butt 5s, F. South 5s, Mrs D. Cameron 10s, Mario House £1, Carlton Brewery £2 23, H. James £1, H. C. Slatterie 6s, J. G. Dudman 5s, Mr Hall 2sGd. F. A. Lay 53, Hugh Williams 2s, R. P. Cameron 23 6], S Harrison Is, H. A Robinson 5s, M. Temple 23 6d, Dr Kerr 5s, A Kirchner 2s, N. Murdoch 5s, L. Story 2s, J. Skipp:r 3s, 0. Pleydell is, W. White 2s Gd, G. Steele 2s, T. Gea dich 2s, A. Lloyd 23, N. Wellington 2s, Mrs Cotterill 2s, Jimmy 2s, W. Johnson a4, G. Trewin 23, Roberts Bros 23 6d, J. Nixon 2s 6d, R. Northrope 2s 6d, J. A. Robinson 2s. J. C. O'Neill 4,s, J. Yates 5s, Mrs Pedersen 2s Gd, Mrs Ashby 2s 6d, J. W. Hambrook 23, G. Brearley 2e, Carnegie 2a G 1, Mrs ...
BOOKS BOUND IN GOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
BOOKS BOUND IN GOLD. One thousand foul hundred pounds :is the value set upon a magnificent specimen of present day' English book ibinding about to be sent to America. ,The book is an illuminated. manus4 cript of some of Keat's poems, and has just been published after two years work. The poems are written and . l.uunlated on vellum, and illustrated with original water colors, wh;le the morocoo cover is elaborately gold-too' ed, inlaid with over 4400 pieces of col ored leather, and set with over 100t precious stones. Volumes in modern bindings which. sell for £200 to £500 each are by I:. means uncommon. Not long ago, for instance, a set of Dickens was pub lished in America, the price per vol ume being £200, each book being bound in vellum and closed in a cask et of white silk and leather. Ano her remarkable work was Mr. Hubert's :Home Bancroft's famous "Book ot Wealth," the- edition of which was limited to 400 copies-150 at £500 each, and the remainder at the rela tively modest sum of...
PIGS AND LUCERNE [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
PIGS AND LUCERNE An American gentleman, with much experience in the pig-raising industry, lately visited the Rochester district settlements, and stated that with 30 acres of good lucerne and 10 acres of maize, 400 pigs per annum, could be raised and fattened. In parts of America much money is made in this line of industry, while Victoria's more genial climate affords greater chances of success.-Aust?rX A SiAN.
DARING KINEMA FEATS. THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
DARING iINEMIA FEATS. THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA The man behind the gun is not more brave than the man behind the camera Armed only with his photographic ap paraitus, the latter peneorates jungles, scales precipices, dodges bullets and bludgeouns mn iots and revolutions, never hesitating to risk his life when there is a chance of ob.aininmg a start ling and unique picture. One of the most astounding photographic feats on record was that of Mr. H. G. Ponting, who climbed a Japanese vol cano, Asama-Yama, to get a picture of its crater. While his helpers stood wai.ing with d second camera, Mr. Ponting advanced to the' edge of the volcano's mouth, and was in the very act of taking a picture when an erup tion occurred. But an assistant was as quick as a volcano, and snapped Mr. Ponting before the la?ter could even tuln round, and then the two ran for their livep. Huntmg big game with the camera is now quite an everyday business with intrepid and enterprising pho.ograph ers, and their cool...
FEDERAL ELECTIONS. MR. WISE AT ORBOST. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
FEDERAL ELECTIONS. -4--C-- MR. WISE AT ORBOST. Mr G. H. Wise addressed a large mo-etiog in the Orbost Mechanics' In stitute on Tuesday night, Mr D. Munro, J.P., occupying the chair. The address was very attentively listened to and dealt in a clear and effective manner with the leading qu:stions in Federal Politics. Mr Wise condemned the Government for failing to use the opportunity to pass useful non-party legislation, and said that its insincerity was shown by the abandonment of the Postal Voting Bill. The double dissolution, under the cir cumstances, struck a blow at the bi cameral system, but he did not criticise the action of the Governor-General, be lieving that he had acted on the advice of his Ministers. Mr Wise showed the evils of party, or what is termed "re sponsible," government in a very strong light, and contended that the adoption of the principle of elective ministries was necessary. He also supported the preferential vote and effective protection. As the address was ...
CUPID'S POST BAG. CANADIAN'S BIG CHOICE. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
CUPID'S POST BAG. VOANADIAN'S BIG. CHOICE. No less than 24 letters have been sent. from all parts of England to the chairman of the Eastbourne Guardians, the Rev. Canon Allen; to whom a you xg man appealed for a wife. At a P revious meeting of the guardians, a col nmunication from a 26-year-old man wi th a ten-acre Canadian chicken ra nch, and a Chinese servant, was read. The writer stated that he had all income equivalent to £500 in Eng lend, and that he proposed to retire and return home to Sussex in two or t2uree years' time. Would the board assist him by introducing him to a d.omesticated girl, "not of the flirty type and between 20 to 25." The chair man observed that he had been all -through the letters, and noticed that some of the correspondents enclosed very charming pnotographs, while one .also sent a. lock of hair to prove that .it was the colour the rancher wanted. -(Laughteir.) It was agreed by the members that the letters should be :sent to the rancher for his considera...
THE MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
THE MAILS. The time-table for the Orbost Bruthen mail was altered last week and the following substituted : Leaves Bruthen, daily ... 6 a.m. N~owa Nowa, arrives... 9 a.m. departs 9.15 a.m, Hospital Creek ... ... 10.30 a.m. Tildesley ... ...... 12 noon Due at Orbost... ... ... 2,30 p.m. Leaves Orbost, daily ... 8.30 a.m Tildesley .,, . ... 11.0 a.m Hospital Creek ... ... 12.30 p.m. Nowa Nowa, arrives ... 1.45 p.m departs... 2 p.m. Due at Bruthen .... .. 5.30 p.m.
PROPERTY SALES. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
PROPERTY SALES. H. James and Co. report having sold -150 acres on Back Flat, Orbost, for C. B. Irvine, Esq., to Messrs Pardew Bros, at £23 per acre; 70 acres in same locality for J. E. Battley, Esq., at a good price; 100 acres at Major's Creek, for James Hossack, E=q., to Mr J. W. Boucher. Also the following properties in the town of Orbost. For Mrs M. Coote, shop and dwelling in Nicholson st., to Mr E. Swan, for £750; for W. Haycox, Esq., dwelling and land in Carlysle st. to Mrs L. Dickson,: for £450; for Mr C. Rose, allotment of land in Forest road and allotment of land in Salisbury st., at satisfactory prices.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
PLOUGHS. We can supply any make or style of plough. HILLSIDE Reversible, DISC or MOULDBOARD, Single or Double Furrow. SPECIAL SCOTCH CLIPPER The. plough that has established a sound reputation in this district, and will uphold it. Constructed of the very best material throughout. A full stock of parts always on hand. HARROWS. We Stock Driven-tine DRAG HARROWS, and can supply in all weights and sizes; also DISC HARROWS, any size. Inspection cordially invited. H. JAMES & CO. Maize Products Ppty., Ltd. Works: Footscray. CASH buyers of MAIZE on contract system at a flat rate. Contract form to be seen at the office of Mr R. J. Mosley, solicitor, Orbost, L. Herbert & Co., THE BUSY CENTRE, CARRY THE LARGEST AND BEST ASSORTMENT OF DRAPERY IN THE DISTRICT, AND. SPECIALISE IN SEVERAL LINES, AMONGST WHICH ARE LADIES' CORSETS In P.D., W.B. Nuform and Erect Form, P. and S., Mona, Tena, Corona, Velma, Edna, Sybil, and several others. Ladies' Natural Underwear of every description....
MAJESTIC PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
MAJESTIC PICTURES. To.night and to-morrow, night in the Mechanics' Hall the Majestic Picture Co. will present a fine selection of new pictures from the Maje.sic Theatre, Melbourne. Chief among the stars is The Detective's Story, a sensational story of prison lifo in Sing Sing. Her Husband's Friends is the title of another big society drama, which has caused a big sensation in all the big cities. In all, 25 pictures will be screened, particulars of which will be found in handbills. The management have decided Dot to repeat any pictures from date, a com plete change of pictures being screened each night. As many patrons were unable to obtain seating accommodaaion last week they are counselled to book their seats (free) at Hardy's.
THE MARKETS. MELBOURNE CATTLE MARKET MELBOURNE, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
THE MARKETS. MELBOURNE CATTLE MARKET (By ELECTRIC TELEGRAPL.) MELBOURNE, Wednesday. Messrs McLean, Macalister and Co. report:-Fat Cattle.- 2550 bead yarded. Market ruled a shade easier than last week's rates. Quotations. Crooke, 11 bullocks... ... £14 7 6 Moore and Co, 22 do. ... 14 7 6 Gilder, 20 do. ... ... .. 13 17 6 Hawson, 11 do. ... ... 12 17 6 Clyne Bros., 10 do...; ..::12. 0 0 Feely, 5 do . . ..... ...11. 1 0 Nixon, 10 do. ... ... 10 18 0 Bell, 32 do. ... ... . 10 12 4 Feely, 6cows ... ... ., 9 5 0 Moore and Co., 14 do. ., 7 7 4 Fat Calves-660 forward. Market for prime calves firm at last week's rates, others easier.
COSTUME FOOTBALL MATCH. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
COSTUME FOOTBALL MATCH, The weather was not inviting for the Costume Football Miatch on Sat urday last, and during the forenoon it looked as though the chances were in favor of a postponement. About noon however, the was an improvement and the afternoon was not unfavorable. There was not a great turn out foi' the procession, which consisted of the band, two or three very good fancy costumes and some of the rising gener ation who were fearfully and wonder fully got up. The attendance on the ground was very good and the re ceipts, including what was taken for afternoon tea totalled over £11. The match, as an exhibition of football, was not exactly high class but it fur nished some interest and amusement. The navvies proved too good for the benedicts and bore off' tne honors of the day. The committee are well pleased with financial result which exceeded their expectations.
FOOTBALL [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
FOOTBALL ' The match for to morrowv in the .local competition is.Navvies v Oibost. Newmcrella footballer's: Will visit Buchan to-mo?'row and play a match with . local team., _ Tihc: ewmerella teaia will be chosen ofrom the follow ing, and any whvio aie unable to go are requested to niotify thce secretary tas early as possible t-ciamron .W., An drowc s 0., ?IcKinnon (2), Gargan (3), Reeves T., R-ichardson J.; McColl D., Jurray K., Bouchcr. F,, Eiton- H., Ross E., Al Chow A., Woods C., Fish L., Fisher G., Thomas. II., Tivine P., lutchinson, O'Sheai T., Gluth W.
ORBOST CATTLE MARKET Saturday, July 4. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 10 July 1914
ORBOST CATTLE MARKET Saturday, July 4. Messrs A. Macarthur and Co, re. port:-We had a second sale, and owing te counter attractions there was very little interest taken in the sales. We had a fair yarding but only the fat cattle were sold. We sold best ballo,-ks from £7 4s to £8 10; steers at £5 10 ; bullocks in fair condition at £6 59. Privately we sold 20 pigs at 47s; 10 do (slips) at 221 6d; and a line of milkers at a satisfactory figure. THE : PUBLIsu ED AT OBnosT EvEny FRIDAY MORNIna. FRIDAY, JULY 10.