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BOORT AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 24 September 1914
BOORT AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. • A meeting of the committee of the above was held- in the'Mechan ics' Institute 011 Satutday. Present —The President (Mr R. H.. Lan yon), Jones, Cable, Penno, Elliott, Barclay, Esler, Kane, Williamson, Malone, E. Andrews, Lester Smith, J. Weaver, E. Weaver, "Lome -inith and the secretary (R. R. Irving). The minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed. . The first and most important business was then transacted; Owing to- the bad season a great deal of discussion ensued as to whether a show should be . held this year or not. The financial aspect was thoroughly gone , into, and it was ultimately decided, on the motion of Mr Job Weaver, se conded by Mr Williamson, that the event take place as usual. Several members agreed to sign a joint and several re the society's overdraft if necessary. Correspondence. Prom secretary Woolbrokers' Association, forwarding a donation of £2 2s. From secretary Hard ware Asso ciation, forwarding a donation of £l Is. From. ...
THE MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 24 September 1914
THE MARKETS. The Australian, Mercantile, Land and Finance Co., Ltd., report:— ' WOOL. . The fifth series of saleB which should have opened in London on the 29th inst has been postponed until the 6th Oct. A:certain section of the trade, how ever, have protested against only a week's postponement, and a further suspension of sales may be deemed ad-' visable. No dates of sales have yet been'fixed for any of the Austialian centres ; a meeting of representatives from the Interstate Woolbrokeis' As sociation was held on Friday last, when it was agreed that no auction sales were possible in Australia until after the result of the next London sales was known. As soon - as any decision is arrived at it will be notified in the daily press. A few private sales of merino wools have taken place in Sydney, but. so far no business has been done in this' market. i " PRODUCE. Sheepskins—22,300 skins were sub mitted to a full attendance of buyers.' Brisk competition ruled throughout. Well grown super...
Shire of Gordon WAR FUND. WEST RIDING. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 24 September 1914
SHire of Gordon WAR FUND. WEST RIDING. s, PrevlouBly ackn'l'g'd lOO -112 - 6 " M. Piccoli "... 5 5 0 J. H. Baines ... 5' 5 0 W. H. Wingfield ... 5 0 0 R. A. James" 5 .0" 0 R. H. Lanyon ... 5. 0.. 0.. Arthur 1 :ole ... 3 3/0: T.'W. Lanyon ... '3 3 0 A. J. McConnell .... 210 0 J. J. O'Donnell ..._" 2 2' 0 W. H. Elliott ... 2 2 0 A. and D. Waugh 2 .2 0 F. Town " ... 2 0 0 . Leslie Boyle 2 0 0" Wra. Dalgleish ... -20 .0 J. C. Challenger ... 110 Mrs E. Challenger... 110 Mrs W- H. Elliott ... 1 10 James Malone ... 10 0 W. Rodier ' ... 10 0 211 17 6 CENTRAL RIDING. £ s d Previously ackn'l'g'd' 81 17 0 Royan Bros. ... 15 0 0 W.H.Smith ...^.5 5 0 C. Cattanach' ...^ 3 0 0 Lester Smith ... 2 2 0 Jeffery Bros 2 0-0 John Godward: ... 1 2 6 Alex. McPherson ... 1 1"0 St. G. Jeffery ... 1 0 0> Geo. Dutton ... . 1 0 0' Geo. Frank ... 17 6 Jacob Frank . ... 17 '6 'Mrs McPherson, sen. 10 0 Miss McPherson ... • 10 0 JE.L .:. 10 0 Martin Walls .... ,10 0 117 2 6 EAST RIDING. £ V d Previously ackn'llg...
Telephone Service. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 24 September 1914
Telephone Service. For the benefit of. subscribers and others we publish the numbers at the ;Boort exchange :— t No. 1—J. Waugh 2—E. Weaver 3—Dr Webster ■» 4—Butter Factory 5—W. H. Elliott 6—Wingfield and Soil , 7—Exchange Hotel 8—C.Nixon . 9—J. Weaver 10— Ucutts Bros. K 11—Standard . - '•/ •' 12— C. Beer - ' 13— G. Hind8ori 14—Andrews Bros. 15—Mrs Mead a 16—Stratton and Cameron • 17—S. G. Lacy 18—J. Dalgleish ■■■'; ' 19—J. J. Grace 20—JaB. Kirk.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 24 September 1914
WEAKENED BY DIARRHCEE. • "I had a bad attack of Diarrhoea, with severe pains, which made me exceedingly weak," says Mr Archibald King, Eskdale, N.Z. "I had been suffering in this way for eight or ten days when a friend recom mended Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy and I found it gave me immediate relief ; in fact at the end of the first day I •noticed a wonderful improvement in my self." For sale all stores, Boort, Quambatook A Fair Excuse. At the opening of the County Court at Kerang last week, before Mr Justice Wasley, a Mr Eason asked to be excused from serving on the jury as he was the only man on the farm and had to feed his stock regularly. His Honor granted the request. SOROS -S LIQUID FACE POWDER. In these days of out-door life—motoring, ■ golfing, boating, etc.—a reliable and harm less liquid face powder is one of the neces sities cf life. SOROSES LIQUID FACE POWDER is found by experts to be a perfectly invaluable preparation . and a decided improvdnt on the." old-f...
SOLDIERS OF THE KING. LIFE AT BROADMEADOWS. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 24 September 1914
SOLDIERS OF THE KING. I LIFE AT ' BEOADMEADOW?. ■Weappend rxtracts'frora a letter sect to a resident of tbe district from a friend now in the encampment at j riroadmeadows. "On arriving at the station with a lot moi'e recruits, we were lined up. formed into fours, and marched into namp. Next thing was tea, consist ing of stew and bread and jam, after j which finding a lodging was the next | thing in order. Owing to the.rush af volunteers, this was no easy mat ter. . Eventually, however, we were drafted off into tents, and, if we were j lucky, we got a pair of blankets ; if not. we bad to do a shiver all night. There were thirteen in our tent, and we had four single blankets between us. We got up next morning very little the worse for our experience, and after breakfast—more stew—the | order came to fall in for d^ill, and it l was 'quick mark,' 'right turn,' 'halt,' 'double up there,' and so on, till din ner time, which meant more stew,. bread and jam. Then came more drill till tea t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 24 September 1914
"•"T'clidn't think it possible that such a\ wonderful medicine as Chamberlain's Cough | Remedy could be purchased at such a low price," says Mr J Burgis, Stanley, Vic. k*I was attacked with severe pains in the I sliest, with difficult breathing, but nothing | [ took relieved the cold. Having Cham- : berlain's Cough Remedy in stock, I thought [ would give it a trial and got relief at I once. I give it to my children, and think so highly of it that I would not be without a bottle on. hand " x For sale all stores, Boort, Quambatook In Prophetic Vein. A story is told of a Pole, a ] resident ot Wagga, who has been farming in Australia for about | 40 years, but who this season did not put in any crop. He gave as his reason that, in view "of the | singular atmospheric conditions which prevailed throughout the ] summer, "it would be waste of J time and money to sow a crop, as there would be no yield worth I harvesting." At the time, neigh-1 boring farmers laughed at the Pole's pessimistic p...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 24 September 1914
MY MOTHER USED IT. "When only four months old our little habv Frank was attacked with a terrible croupy cold," says .Mrs C. J. Smith, Moot wingee Station, Euriowie, N.S.VV. "My • niothfer having used Chumberlain's .Cough once gave it to iny baby and he got irome diate relief. I have adopted it as our family Cough Remedy: it lias never failed &lt;>ie once. I tiust people living in the back country as we do will benefit by our experience and always keep Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in their homes. For sale all stores, Eoort, Quamqatook
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 24 September 1914
FOOTBALL. The final match of the season was - utterly spoiled by the heavy gale which brought along in its train a super abundance of dust and grit. The spectators took advantage of the lee side of the galvanised iron fence, while at times players were unable to see the ball in its progress. The special train arrived at 3.15, but it was 10 minutes past 4 befor the last local straggler reached the ground. Even then, Quamby were a couple of players short of the required number, and, in addition, were without the services of the Gross brothers, Baylis, Barry, Meney, Raff and Tim Carrutheis, all of whomshowed capital form throughout the season. Boort also lacked some of their chief - players, and taken all in all, for affinal . the match can be put done as a failure. Quambatook, as anticipated at the beginning of the season, hold the coveted honor of Premiers for the • season 1914, and bear off the valuable trophies presented by Mr Thos. Dunphy, of the Commercial Hotel. TUB TEAMS. Boort...
GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 24 September 1914
GENERAL NEWS. With the object of relieving dis tress resulting from the drought, the State Ministry has'decided to make available a number of works on which the Mallee farmers may be engaged. Recently Mr Hagel thorn, the Minister of Public Works, discussed with officers of the Lauds Department and the Water Commission, the conditions under which money may be ad vanced to mallee farmers towards the cost of excavating tanks on their properties. No difficulty exist where the farmers' hold the land on lease or license, and can not mortgage the property ; but in the case of privately held proper ties which can be mortgaged, the Ministry is compelled to provide that any advances, the expenditure of wnich will improve the value of the property shall have precedence over the'mortgages. The matter was discussed in general terms,, and Mr Hagelthorn will bring it before the Cabinet to determine. A bill brought in by Mr Hutchin son, Minister of Water Supply, and Mr John Gray, to further amend t...
The German Navy. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 24 September 1914
. The German Navy. Germany hasspent£i55,00(J.000 i pon her navy during.the last ten . j ear's. This colossal fleet will not po for nothing. The Kaiser's • plans assuredly provide for using it somehow. But its use will come very late in the war—when Germany has bases on the Eng . lish Channel,-and is able to talk of invading England ; or when Germany has been through its landdefeats, and needs to venture everything.upon ite navy. Ger man bi£ guns have done damage on land ; but they didn't speak . with much effect in the battle of Heliogoland Bay. There were enough . German guns there to sink at least one British ship, but our ships were practically un damaged.' Three Spanish -naval officers, recently finished a special course of privileged observation in the German Navy. . This, is what they said:—"The German Navy is designed to make one • swift, desperate, fierce- attack, and risk all on the result." ....
OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 24 September 1914
OF RURAL INTEREST (By ''Ruaticus." .there has just been issued an' infor-j inative summary ei the condition oil stocks, crops, pastures, etc., during the' month of August,.gleaned from there- * ports furnished by -.meteorological ob servers throughout the State of Vic toria. .it is as,follows:— lho .exceeamg scarcity oi winter rams in tho-ALuliee, capped by an at- ■ iiust abso.uttiy dry August,' has made the outlook both tor crops and giuso as bad as it well could be. Grass is now not only, dry hut very scarce, ana owners oi stock are nnutug it Vvry uiihouit to provide feed for them, ano \ oven where taws are g„od fodder re- j serves in tho shape ot stacks of hay ! uiu straw these are he-ng. «v ireeiy " upon that in a short time oniy a lew taring will have any leu. olieep aie consequently getting low in 0-n- \ tittion, anu tue. lamhs, are not lise-y to piovido many "ireezers" this yom. n iiore sueep are being shorn tney aie generally very thin and tue ttixce IV I ,?ps^wu laltly earl...
MELBOURNE LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 24 September 1914
MELBOURNE LETTER. (i'i'Cm. our Special Correspond-nt.) i Six years .agn we - were vieing ,wifch each other to do honor to the American men-oMfafsmeu, who came with the White .Fleet. • They wore--feted and fussed over and .given a' good time generally i-n the usual jiecepiance of the term. Every citizen felt it a duty and a pleasure to take charge of an American or two and do the hon ©rs. Can it Ve said that we are doing the same , for the splendid fellows who are in training at- Broadmeadows. pre paratory t0 going to fight for war that dwarfs all other wars in history? The answer lies in the fact that apart from local "send-offs,"" the men, when on le^ve, may be seen at theatres and other places of public i-ntertaiapient, not as the Americans were, guests of enthusiastic citizens, but by themselves or in little parties manifestly ni.ido up of relatives or per sonal friends. Probably they prefer it that way. Certainly, men of the stamp who volunteer for the vrork that is before these...
ARTIFICIAL LEGS. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 24 September 1914
ARTIFICIAL LEGS. It is 1101 often that an infirmity carries with it' tho possibilities of luiiK-: ing a fortune, but this is what seeiua. to have happened to M. Dcsoutlor, Mio young Fi'bncii aviator, who had his iefa. amputated as the' result' of a iiying at-' eident about tivo years ago. Ho mis invented an artificial leg, the improve ments in which siioula ensure great, commercial possibilities. In an 111-; terview ho described how, after a j car's misery and discomfort with in oidiiiai'y false leg, he started expoi men ting on one which would be liguie. Ulan tnoso made by the usual makers. "Why," lie said, "you can't walk more than oO yds without feeling done up. in walk.ng you, of course, swing eann leg, and you can't swing an iirfi-! lieiul leg weighing' anything from'CI b to "Old very lar." Tho artificial limb dovised by too young ii'reucliman weighs only 21b, and its chief factor is an alloy of his own discovory, in which aluminium figures. Asked whether ih consideration of th...
WAVE-MAKING MACHINE. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 24 September 1914
WAVE-MAKING MACHINE. A machine lias been invented which will make, to your liking, any one ol a half-dozen or more diflorent kinds of waves—ocean waves, long rolling billows, short choppy waves, ana, among others, the white-cap variety. It is possible to luivo a real Jililioi'u suri just by switching on an electric motor, which sets lour plungers motion. These plungers work up and down in tho water, and the diiierent ways the plungers are worked make the different kinds of waves. For in stance, il' long rolling billows are de sired, the plungers are worked in uui-' son..- If a short choppy sea is want ed, two plungers are worked up and two down—this combination causes the waves to break into white-caps. The diiierent combinations of the plungers, result in. tho different kinds'of waves.
ABSENT-MINDED. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 24 September 1914
ABSEiN X-MliN X) EE. "Tho most absent-minded mail in world occupied my ouair this morning,' said a barber to a newcomer. "Ho came in and sat down near the door to wait ins turn, i yelled 'Aext at Aim two or tiiroo times when my chair was empty, but lie was oroaniiug and didn't near mo. Filially, i touched him on tne shoulder and toiu, aim 1 was ready lor him." •'What do you want mo to do?" ho asked. 'Why got into tlio euair it you want auytlnug,' x replied. "JL'bis is a barber's shop." " 'JUh yes,' he said, and then ho got into tho chair. Ho leaned back, so i let tho chair down and shaved him. llo didn't have a word to say. When 1 nau nnished lie gut out of tne chair and tuok tho check over to the cash ier, paid, and started out. When half .. uirough tho door ho stopped. " 'Say,' ho said, 'what did yo" •!&lt;> to mo?" " 'i shaved you,' I said. " 'Just my luck,' he replied, '1 wanted a hair-cut.' " Foote, tho comedian, dined one day at a country inn, and tho lundloru asked...
FINDING LONGITUDE. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 24 September 1914
FINDING LONGITUDE. The novel method, of finding longi tude lately tried by Professor Lipp raann, the French a8tr&lt;mPW®Tj # the cohiparison 'of" simultaneous photo- j graphs of the sky taken at twp sta tions. The zenith being shown by an artificial star the difference in tho places of natural stars very accurate ly indicates the difference in longitude, and if tho longitude in oho placo is known that of'the' other can bo fixed with "an imoe^taiijty claimed -to be only a few feetT-^perhaps" 10 or 15.
END OF A ROMANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 1 October 1914
END OF A ROMANCE. The recent death, in his modest lodg ing in New York, after a lingering ill ness, of Rudolph Ferdinand August Ma ria von Klenner Dqmbrowski, member of the Austrian nobility, soldier, aiplo matist. and master of 'Jo languages, re calls au international romance for which ho sacrificed all titled .positions, and I lived in exile as a student and teach-I ■ From the day in 1851 when he landed in America, lie took tho name, of Rud olp Ferdinand von Kienner. He was married to Miss Katherino Walos. Evans, granddaughter of General Rochester, of Rochester, New Hamp shire, whom he met in Europe. He willingly settled in the country of lier choice, abandoning his position as dir ector general to the estates of the Duke of Coburg. Mrs von Kienner is now living in the apartments which she for so long occupied with her husband. There are no children. During the loug illness of Mr. Von Kienner she was constantly at his bedside. Rudolph von Kienner was the eldest son of the late Fra...
THE FINISHED SONG. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 1 October 1914
THE FINISHED SONG. JJv W. Vv. Xiieadowb. . It Mas Umistmas itVe. Outside tllO stage aoor ui a tneatre, in a populous uoi'Liioi'ii j,ouuou district, -men and wo lnon stood sniveling ih tho cola nigut air. They were waiting, wifcn the. hopeful hopelessness of tuo theatrical world of oeing " canon on" at the last moment. ihintoniiume still reigned supreme at (Jliristmus in tnis tneatre, and on this uignt tne dress rehearsal u-as to take place. iSo one heeded' one little figure—a j patiently waiting, poorly clad, but j clean onild about twelve years old. Sue was lookiiig anxiously, not towarus the coveted doonvay, but towards the entrance to tne court. Suddenly ner sadueiied eyes lit up at tiio .sight of a prematurely ageu mini mIio was approacHing. He wore no ovorcoat, Ills outer garment con sisting of a frock coat wir.eh liad seen almost its last days. Under his arm he carried a violin case. alio was one of tho little fairies in the trunstormation scene. The ieeble old man had. someti...
GARDENING FLOWER GARDEN [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 1 October 1914
GARDENING FLOWER GARDEN The. list of flower seeds contained iu I my contribution whien uppeared a fortnight ago, will leave ample scope ! for individual selection, as regards varieties to sow, and to mention a- few , of the most useful varieties will be perhaps of some value. Among tho most Hardy and showy section, Antir rinhituns, or as tliey are comoinnly eal led,, snapdragons, deserve a place, as they' con always bo relied upon lor a. touch of color. There are two kinds generally grown—the dwarf, which only grows about. 1 foot high, but is exceedingly pretty, and the tall, which grow to a height of four feot to. live feet. Asters are another or our Autumn flowering nuals, which make a gorgeous show. The tall branching Tasmaniau kinds are the best. Cosmos make a good background in mixed borders, and are' really useful both for garden decoration and cutting purposes. Diantkus rank *mong the best djvarf growing or sec ond row plants. he single kinds show their colors the beat, altho...