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COURSING. MORTLAKE & CAMPERDOWN CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
COURSING. « MORTLAKE & CAMPERDOWN CLUB. The opening meeting of the above club was commenced on Wednesday and concluded on Thursday on the Melangil Estate, &lt;vith the following results :— ST. LEGER STAKES. St. Leger, 32 puppies, at £2 2s each, first ^35, runner-up £l4 ; two dogs £5 each, four dogs £2 each. First Round. Sweet Meg beat Asterl. Unice beat Tennis Girl. Mack's Harp beat Our Luck. Tennis Bargain beat Fred. Gnotuk Lassie beat Mack's Mis take. . Bella Dubbs beat Iverhean. Lord Orwell beat Perilous Pass age. Boona beat Tricolor. Delora beat Quick Walk. Young Jaspar beat Remember Carefully. Half-a-Dollar beat Guidance. Black Nose beat Asterbert. Swift Live beat Eastern Belle. Glen Gate beat Keep Smiling. Ida Winks beat Malurna. First Ties. Master Winks beat Sweet Meg Unice beat Mack's Harp. Gnotuk Lassie beat Tennis Bar gain. Bella Dubbs beat Lord Orwell. Delora beat Boona. Half-a-Dollar beat Young Jaspar Swift Line beat Black Nose. Ida Winks beat Glengate. S...
EXPERIMENTAL PLOTS. INTERESTING RESULTS AT WANGOOM. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
EXPERIMENTAL PLOTS. A INTERESTING RESULTS AT WANGOOM. Mr. F. C. Grace, the manager of the Agricultural High School Farm, has ! supplied the following interesting re port of some valuable experimental plots at Wangoom:— "Last season, Mr. Hugh Adams, of Wangoom, placed an area of one acre ; at the disposal of the Agricultural High School for experimental purposes. Great interest was shown by the district fann ers in the various tests that were car ! ried out. The results obtained in the j hay plots from various dressings of the i local quarry sand (kindly given by ; Messrs. Steere), mixed and unmixed) j with commercial fertilisers, "were extra ordinary, and have fully justified the ] experiments. As Mr. Adams has again i kindly placed the area at our disposal, • it is intended to. carry the -work still I further this season. | ".The following remarks on the various ! pasture plant plots may be of interest to local graziers and others:— "About a quarter of an acre was laid out in plots...
FIRE AT CAMPERDOWN FIVE SHOPS DESTROYED. Camperdown, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
FIRE AT CAMPERDOWN FIVE SHOPS DESTROYED. Camperdown, Thursday. For the second time within a period of about three months the business portion of Camperdown has been visited by a disastrous fire. At about a quarter to three o'clock yesterday morning, the slumbering town was startled by tlie loud ringing of the firebell, and in a few moments everyone within hearing of it was astir. The scene of the conflagra tion was in the same block of Manifold Street th^t was partly destroyed by fire earlier in the year. When the fire was first noticed the premises of Mr. Mac Donald, fruiterer, and Mrs. Maley, stationer, etc., were in flames; and before it was checked the shops occupied by Messrs. Bright and Hitch cocks (drapers), Harrison (ironmonger), and Anderson (tailor) were completely gutted and their contents were destroy ed. Mr. J. Aley's baker's shop escaped with only very slight damage. Between the scene of yesterday morning's fire and the site of the previous one there are only two shops...
CARAMUT. [fBy 'Phone.] [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
CARAMUT. fBy 'Phone.] (From our own Correspondent.) Empire Daj>- celebrations held here yesterday were a great success. The school children had a grand picnic, headed by the head teacher (Mr. M'Conville), ably assisted by the parents. The children did full justice to the. good things provided, finishing up by giving three cheers for the King and Empire at the instance of Mr. S. Smith. The children concluded the proceedings with the singing, pf the National Anthem. The magnificent sum of £33 5s 4d has been received from the Government as a grant to the Me chanics' Institute, Caramut.
DAIRY GgCOW TESTING. A COLAC COMPETITION. PROPOSED CONDITIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
DAIRY COW TESTING. A COLAC COMPETITION. PROPOSED CONDITIONS. Recently Mr. H. C. Tucker presented a cup for competition amongst the dairymen of the Colac district, 'his ob ject being to improve tlie herds. A sub committee from the P. and .A. Society was appointed to draw up conditions, and they have decided upon those ap pended :— For the Tucker Cup, valued at 20 guineas. The successful competitor to hold the cup for a year. If the same competitor wins twice, not necessarily in succession, the cup becomes his abso lute property. Additional cash prizes will be added by the P. and A. Society as under:—First prize, £5 and the Society's gold medal; second prize, £3; ; third prize, £2; fourth prize, £1. (Sug ' gestion) A special prize of £5 to be given to the best group fulfilling the conditions, the property of and bred by the competitor. 1. One entry only allowed. 2. The prize shall be given to the group of cows that gives the greatest total of butter fat as shown by the Bab cock test; ...
CLOSER SETTLEMENT COMMISSION. BOARD CHAIRMAN GIVES EVIDENCE. MR. D. S. OMAN ASKS QUESTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
CLOSER SETTLEMENT COMMISSION. BOARD CHAIRMAN GIVES EVIDENCE. MR. D. S. OMAN ASKS QUESTIONS. Further evidence concerning the pur-' ciiase, sub-division and control of estates purchased by the Government for closer settlement purposes was given on Wed nesday before the Closer Settlement Commission by Mr. Tliomas Kennedy, chairman of the Closer Settlement Board. Mr. J. G. Johnstone, M.L.A. (chairman) presided, and t'iiere were also present Messrs. Brawn, iiees, and F. Clarke, M's.L.C., and Plain, Oman, Angus, Gordon and Chatham, M's.L.A. Witness, in reply to the chairman, • said that he did not think that Messrs. Hastie and Lee's report that the Kil many Park land was suitable for beet growing had any weight with the Cab inet sub-committee on the Agricultural department. He understood that a pre liminary investigation was made by the authorities, and it was on that that the Closer Settlement Board was requested to buy Kilmany and Boisdale as beet growing propositions. Now that beet gro...
MARKETS. TERANG STOCK MARKET. Monday, 18th May, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
MARKETS. TERANG STOCK MARKET. Monday, 18th May, 1914. 612 cattle and 551 sheep yarded. Fat Cattle.—150 forward. Extra prime fat cows £9 to £l0 2s 6d, prime £7 10s to ^8 15s, medium sorts from £6, bullocks from £s to ^10. Store Cattle.—Forward store cows from to ^5 10s, fresh con ditioned cows from £3 to £4, old and inferior from £l. Dairy Cattle.—Best cows in full profit ;68 to ;6l0, others from £6, best pens of springing cows and heiferis £6 to £7, others from ^4. Young Cattle.—Two year old heifers £3 to £3 5s, poddies from 30s, vealers from 25s to 30s. Sheep.—Prime fat 2-tooths to 23s, aged crossbred ewes 15s 3d, merino ewes lis, fat lambs 14s 6d to 17s.
NOORAT GUN CLUB. CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY H. HOLM [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
NOORAT GUN CLUB. CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY H. HOLM The champion shoot in connec tion with the Noorat Gun Club took place last Saturday. There were a good lot of birds, and alto gether 330 were put through the traps. The championship was won by Mr. H. Holm, of Camperdown, who killed the possible, viz., 15 birds ; five shooters tied for second place with twelve kills each, viz., Messrs. J. Murnane, A. Hyde, J. Cold well, W. Hyde, and F. Brod ribb. Sweepstakes were won as follows :— No. 1.—Divided by H. Holm and J. Murnane. No. 2.—Divided by F. Brodribb and Jas. Murnane. No. 3.—Divided by A. Hyde and H. Holm. No. 4.—Divided by A. Hyde, J. Coldwell and J. Murnane. The shooting was good, but owing to darkness further shooting had to be postponed.
WHAT A MILLION POUNDS REPRESENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
WHAT A MILLION POUNDS REPRESENTS. We think and talk in millions now adays, little realising what a million pounds represents (says a writer in an exchange). Take the following ex amples:—Assuming that Adam was created 6000 years ago, had received £3 per week from birth, and saved the whole of it, without paying for food, clothes, or lodgings, he would not be a millionaire to-day. Again: Suppose a man started at 20 years of age to earn a million pounds, he must save (exclusive of living expen ses) £20,000 per annum for 50 years, i.e., £66 per day for 3300 days in each year. Is the labor of any man worth any such sum? On the other hand, suppose a man at 20 years of age In herits £20,000,000, and invests it at 10 per cent, compound interest; in 50 years his capital would exceed the total annual national income of £1,800,000,000, equivalent to 9000 per cent increase in fifty years. ■ fc
A NOTABLE AUSTRALIAN MINISTER. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
A NOTABLE AUSTRALIAN MINISTER. (By the Rev. W. Gray Dixon, M.A.) The death of the Rev. Samuel Fraser, M.A., of Terang, Victoria,, removed from the ranks of onr Australian minist^ a strong and striking personality. Beyond his own parish and Presbytery Mr. Fraser was not much in the public eye He remained to the end—for 43 years—in the attractive rural parish over which he was ordained on his arrival from Scotland, ad hering. to an extraordinary extent even to his own pulpit, for only under quite exceptional circum stances did he exchange with his brother ministers, and, although supreme in his own Presbytery, of which he was clerk, and in which he exercised a fine ecclesiastial statesmanship, he surprised his friends by studiously remaining one of the silent members in the Gen eral Assembly. But for those who knew him he was one of the out standing men of the Victorian Church. His sphere was that part of the western district of Victoria which is covered by the Presbytery of Mortlake....
THOSE RUDE SHOPKEEPERS. Cigars for Her Husband's Birthday. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
THOSE RUDE 8HOPKEEPER#. - Cigars for Her Husband's Birthday. I 'Twas just a few days before her husband's birthday. She walked into z. tobacco shop with nervous did dence. "I would like to get a skein ol cl* gars." "You mean a box, I suppose?" "Yes; if that is how you sell them." "Do you wish anything special?" "No, nothing special; but they're for smoking, you know." The salesman smiled. "Do you desire a strong or mild cigar?" . "Very strong; I want them to last. The box I bought a year ago com menced to fall apart after my husband had them about nine months. I sup pose they were too weak." The young man took a few boxes from the case and prised them open for the woman's Inspection. "Are these the only shades yon have? I would like something lighter, to match our wall paper." The salesman picked out box after box until the counter looked like an Egyptian pyramid. At last she select* ed a Tiox, saying: "These won't fade, will they?" Again the young man smiled. "No, ma'am; they are m...
TERANG PIG MARKET. Wednesday, 20th May, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
TERANG PIG MARKET. Wednesday, 20th May, 1914. 579 pigs yarded. Baconers.— 257 forward. Prime baconers ^3 13s to £4- 4s, prime light weights from £3 10s to ^£3* 14s, medium quality baconers from ■£2 15s to £3 7s. Store Pigs.—Forward stores £2 10s to £2 17s 6d, seconds from £l 15s to £2 5s, slips from £l to £l 10s, suckers from 14s, pure pigs to £5 15s.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
J Tie "Dairymaid" and "Bluebell" Separ ators are guaranteed to be fat superior in material, construction, and practical 'work to the average run of cream separators. The special prices now being quoted on them are pounds below their actual value. No non sense about, these statement*—you can re turn the machine and get your money back if they are not found to be solid facts. Any man buying a separator without getting full particulars of this special price ofier deserves to die in the workhouse. Apply to Inter national Harvester Go. of Australia Pty. Ltd. or their nearest local agent. Branches in capital city of each state. STAR STARCH THE BEST IN THE WORLD *io 5fb Parcel., INSIST ON LABELLED PACKAGES "I HAVE NEVER FOUND THE EOUAL OF THIS , * MEDICINE." * j A Well-known Writer Writes About His Cure. A REMEDY WHICH REPAIRS THfl LOSS OF TISSUE AFTER FEVER. After a severe attack of typhoid or tropical fever the constitution takes a long time to recover from the blow dealt by the disease....
Knew For a Certainty. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
Knew For a Certainty. ! There is something so honest ana bold in the self-criticism of a man who appreciates his own virtues that it may well appal the soul unaccustomed to confidence. A well-known general, in reviewing a corps of cavalry, suddenly stopped before a splendid-looking fellow, and asked abruptly: i "Which is the best horse in the regi j ment, my man?" | "Number 40, sir." "What makes you think that he is the best horse?" "He walks, trots, and gallops well, is a good leaper, has no vice, no blem ish, carries his head well, is in his prime." . "And who is the best soldier in the regiment?" "Tom Bodgers sir." j "Why?" I "Because he is an honorable man, is ■ obedient, tidy, takes good care of his equipment and his horse, and does his duty well." "And who Is the rider of the best horse?" "Tom Bodgers, sir." "And who is Tom Bodgers?" j "I am, sir." The general could not help laugh ing, but he gave a sovereign to his in formant. They were visiting London for the first time, and...
STORIES IN VERSE. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
STQRSES IN VERSE. Mr. Herbert Slierring, tlio . Anglo Indian author of ''The Jxomance of the Twisted Spear," gives us in ''Nadir the Persian" another volume of 'liis re markable stories in varso. JiT tho tale wJiicJi gives tho volume its ititlo we bavo tlio sack of Delhi and tho be trayal of the I'ersian Chief by his friend for tho sake of a golden-haired. Circassian girl..' The warrior has slain his friend for "The Wayside Itoso ci Kandahar," and his remorso bursts from him in a torrent of self-accusa tion : - ^ And I, liis niriend had laid great Nadir low.; My arm had struck tho fatal blow. Like a pent-up wave which breaks with foros, Fell the direful shock of a life's re morse. What was the love of a fickle >clo, That ever ends .111 grief, Compared *to the love of a inan for a 1112-11,1 My lovo for my dead cliief? There are many other stories of arms and victory and death in Mr. Slier ring's latest vpiinne, and tho author itas succeeded in making tho verse i'orm of his narrati...
Terribly Tempted. CHAPTER XVI (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
yam&sjsrt > >;w.vj :'«vo / ja«yi;.q 52* tos HT* "** 'S 1 emoiy itltyJ 't'llln t^T.V.-.»r, A SRKIAL STGiiY BY ?. jj bz$AY. £ **s-' '-*«-»?> -* .v&lt;^.v v'i, j,*""'^v.'.njn UStfSSISBSSS* CLLAPTEJt XVI (Continued.) "A liVt'i" 10 lllCiiO 11101'e, Yvni'.o day ioilou's ik\\ ; NCVCT 10 lusS lil01'^ 11 li our lips are clay.. 0 S my &lt;iai-iing-my J-osfc darling Say xarcnve.il, aim-go!" He drew liis hand over' Irs eves' .which a addon iy filled with tears, j.'he words of tile song rang m tiijj ears, they haunted Ins memory like ghosts /waiting to be "laid." tic must over regret tliis vomau who had given him a, sort oi worship. jSioney must Ije xonad at all hazards. Uaccarat, horse raomg, too-ail had failed him. 'liio yrorla was still tlie god of his idolatry; ho liked stylish soviet}', dances, din ners, intrigues witii great Jadies-in a iroru-lasuion, and its hoilow mockery. The soul oi this man was so small, lie was so detestable a mixture of vanity and se...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
Harrison, San Miguel " 1*140P. 3.TU., CQBE MERCHANTS, AIsTD SUI'PLY ifOOSB FOR Brewers, Acraifcij Water Kamijas&rers, Hotel Keepers. r-.'s rs, aa«i Reircsfcfiient Booms. CiHTftspr.r-df-rsco Invited en AS Articles used in the ah&m trades. Note Addrer" 304 FLIKDERS STREET, I MELBOURNE. | jc. E. MILLERl I AND CO., i | The | 1 -FURNITURE E J REMOVERS AND STQRERS. g cil7 COLLINS STREET, MELtt. Tiiones-9278-'J27U. Largo number Vans constantly travelling countryj wo want back loading. .Write us. If'ra'iling, consign to us, Spencor Street, and advise. Stores, Brick, subdivided in small rooms at current rales. We have VANS RETURNING to MELBOURNE during MAY mu JU&E, from Corowa, Wangaratta, Benaila, Bemiigo. Maryborough, Hamil ton, Camperdown, Ballarat, Ararat, Warragul, Mcalesvillc, - Shepparion, Wiurciiison. - Back Loading Wanted. FIVE RULES FOR FORTUNE. HOW SO:,IE SECUltED SUCCESS. 1. Cultivate mid perfect your ideas Experiment. TJio world is eager for something new...
WHEN EGGS ARE EGGS. NEW LAID AND OTHERS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
WHEN EGGS ARE EGGS. NEW LAID AND OTHERS. "Sir," wroto Mr. Edward Brown, of Queen A line's Chambers, to the '"London Tiiuws," "tho descriptions or inscriptions adopted by retailors in connection with eggs are many and varied. Terms used frequently, mean something totally dillerent m shops within tho same street. Districts in this respect iiavo to be taken into consideration. What would Ijc called a 'now-laid* egg in Bermondsey might not riso above tho 'cooker" class in liayswafcer. A 'new-laid' in Ham mersmith probably would bo a 'break fast egg' 111 .hlampstcad. Quality is an abstract element determined, so far as food products arc concerned, by the degree of palato education in consum ers. It is not like a yard measure, absolute in extent, thirty-six. inches, neither more nor le;s. "A casa has recently been tried be fore tho Stipendiary .Magistrate ' at Burslcm, Staffordshire, oi a retailer for selling .Russian eggs us 'new-laid,' and for which a line with heavy_ costs was impossd....
RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
RETURN OF THE PEODIGAL. Henry did not got on very well with his people at home, so- lie enlisted, and after a- time went to India. After many years lie returned to his native village, thinking how surprised, tho old folk would be. He walked along tho village street in his smart-looking uuifprm, J)is heart beating fast as he neared the okj home. Opening the gate, he walked up tho gravel path. Just then a ferocious d'og rushed out and grabbed his leg. Shaking the dog off, .lie speedily re gained "the road, and was standing at tho other r-ido of the fonco when his fa;.iii-&lt;r came out. "Ah, my son!" said the old'man. "Like the prodigal, you havo return ed!" "Yes," growled tho soldier, "but it's vour dog that's enjoyed the fatted calf!" Mr. Frederick T. Kings, a veterin ary surgeon, who lived at Lilydale, died suddenly on Friday night whjio talking to Mr. Kendall, at tho Veter inary College, Royal Park. Mr. Kings was SI years of age, and for in-my years ho had praotised as a v...
ADVANCES IN SURGERY. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 23 May 1914
ADVANCES IN SURGERY. At the recent Medical Congress, held in London, over GOO papers were rend by eminent, doctors in the world; each reporting the progress made in the dil ferenfc branches or medicine and surg ery, and suggesting the lines which may bo followed "with advantage in future rcseareli. Some idea or the notable .iidvnnco may be formed from the mar vellous reports in tho field of surgery. l''ot- instance, the human brain has been laid bare to its rcce.sses, and such ope rations which Were considered impos sible previously are now usually con ducted. Many deformities which were sui>posed to bo iucurabls in times past are now remedied. Some surgeons hope to graft on limbs obtained from per sons killed accidentally in place- o 1 those uniputed ironi living people, and .premise n. time when no one will be; i oouipe.'led to live with one arm or leg." | Duo surgeon described a process ot bono transplantation by which a hunch back can be'made whole and sound. Another "spoke o...