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VICTORIA'S ELECTORAL ROLLS. METROPOLIS AND COUNTRY. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
VICTORIA'S ELECTORAL ROLLS. METROPOLIS AND COUNTRY. The revision of the electoral rolls for the Viotorian Assembly has given some startling results, No loss than 100,000 names have been added to the old lists, an achievement which shows that the past Ministries were sadly parsimonious, or that electoral offlicials gave sorry returns for money paid them, Politioians may amuoa bthem, selves by trying to apportion the blame as accurately, or as inaccurately, as their personal interests suggest, but the average elector lookting at the figures finds other matter for serious concern. The old roll gave the country electorates 363,129 voters, the metro politan oonstituencies 318,786, that is to say the provinces were 44,343 votes to the good, The old state of things was bad, the population and, as a consequence, the political strt ngth of Greater Melbourne was a menaco. But the perfecting of the rolls has shown that the evil is far greater than most of us supposed, The metropolitan electora...
Tit for Tat. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
Tit for 'Tat. A well-known comedian has au in exhaustible stock of good stories. One of the ,best concerns a visit to a Scot tish town, The prices had been put up a little, and a man explained to a friend that he had gone to the theatre with his wife, intending to go to'the pit, and had found that eighteenpence was being charged instead of a shill ling. "Of course you didn't go in?" re marked the. friend, "Oh, yes, I went in, but I paid them out for their greed. I sent my wife home, so they lost slxpenqe by it," After a few years of matrimony a man's originality appears to be all concentrated on the thought of some tl ing new to have for dinner, No man ever achieved great success unless he was supplemented by the right kind of subordinate,
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
CURES - ý:-;, COUGHS ` A GfOCE9R'S lLECOMMEND)ATION, " boor the petnu twenty yo(Ue," writes Mr. JHarrison, Oromor, arrsimnett& 1ld, and Outairinn St. Irolohhaerd, N,S,\V, " I hnvo guon e sufferor from 1I)lirrhooe oiad although I hnvo trioel varioue prtoorlptione have found nothing reliovo me like Clhiiborlaln's Colic and I)iarrholeaalonmdy. I iwanys keep a hottle for mly own nea at miy private remlrpnoe and at my tore," NO by all slotkuspora, t, li I I a ( IIir ~ (s 4 C~ (B h 'p g I Ii I II ~ , ECZEMA. Mrs, ELIZA\3ETH ROBINS, of 256 GougeR Street, Adelaide, S.A., writes the story of lie terrible sutler. ings, 21/12/12, Eight years she was a martyr to the agony of Eczema, until she received relief front the almost ceaseless pain of this awful affliction through the lie of TONIC The 'voluntary oflferilng of this re inal k able ktter by Mrs. Iolbilts is evidence itself of tier grtitintde, aild it is also proof tht il cil ses \?he're the blood is impure and skin disease is in. t...
A WOOD THAT NEVER ROTS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
A WOOD THAT NEVER ROTS. Eingineers have often to deplore the rotting of railway sleepers, of pile,0, and of wood used to support galler. ie,, In the building of ships, etc, 1.hu gineere, chemists, physicists, blolo. gists, doctors, who, for the construe tlon0 of diverse applaratus may require a wood possessing a mlllaximmlllin resist ance to the causei; of destruction, ,par ticularly humillity, are Interested in this 'lmportanti question of the un. putrescibllity of wood, The ideal would be to find a wood of a clutrac. Lor susceeptlllo of 1'?Heistig putrefai - lion naturally, Now It appears from recent rcesarches that the wood of the mangrove itre 1l1a'y )e conssldered as absolutoly un111)treselble. Numeor ouis sample of nlllhlgo'vo woodl (Ihlizo( phlora racenlosa) sent frollm Frellch Guinea were, In 1909, placed at Col longes (Cote (1'r01) in a soaking pit in tile depot of leeopers of the Paris. Ipyons1\hledti errlane1 n Railway Comll. piny, 'Thle samples were surrounded with all t...
A.M.P. SOCIETY. SPEECH BY MR. GEO. FAIRBAIRN. SUMS ASSURED £100,000,0000. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
A.MP. SOCIETY, SP1]0IH BY Ml O,O, PAIR. BAIRN, SUMS ASSURED £100,000,0000, STDxn Y, April ;10,-The 65'.h an sual meeting of the policy holdors of the Australian Mutual Provident Soclety was held in the head ofieoo of the society, Pitt stroot, this afternoonl. Lelegatoe from the other Statre wore present, lu addition to the head otlice directors, Mr, A. W, Meeks, M L, O., presided, . The Olhairman, in moving theb adop. tion of the report, said that, looking to the course of events during the past year, it would not have been a matter of surprise if he had been forced to report a falling off in new luinese, The prolonged strike in New Ztaland led to a serious dislocation of businessn in the Daminion, and the small.pox scare in Sydney interfered with the ordinary operations. Notwithatanding these circumatano s, however, the new business of the putt year, in both the ordinary and industrial departments, was in ' xcrss of that of any previous year, The industrial drpartment had kept pace...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
ASSURANCE 00. LTD, ESTD, 1782. WORKESS' CqOMPENSATION. FIRE. ACCIDENT. LOSSES PAID EXCED o A, 000,000. LoIseO by IU8 FINt S noid by LI(IHTINO are made fgood by this Company. AGENTS WANTED. VIOToRIAN 461 Tro 471 BIU E 8T,, 0Fo1 MNELVl);URNE, DALCETY & CO LTD., AGIENT$. POULTRY FOR IXPORT. All Classes wanted. We buy by live weight. Crates lunt No Commission or Cartago Chargod Chickens & Ducklings, Gd lb. Old Fowls from 2/. to 4/6 pair, any breeds DAVID HYLAND & 80N8, SENNITT'S FREEZING WOiRKi3, MELIOURNE. Everything was going smoothly, the programme was an unusually lout one, and the village schoolroom waE packed to its utmost capacity, In the course of the concert a lady and gen tleman appeared to sing a duet, Mrs, O'Plynn nudged her husband, "Don't yez see, Patsy," she ox plalned, "now that It's gettin' late hi the evenin' they do be puttin' thim or two at a time." FOR CHILDREN TEETHING, there is nothing equal to KERNOT'E SOOTHING POWDERS. They are n safe and...
WOOL SALES. London, May 4. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
WOOL SALES, Loudon, May 4, At tho oontinutItioLu of tho wool alia ou Monday thero wao a ettong nimrkot tor filnr oroeasbrede AHl morinoor, whillo other aorta were unohnged, '[ho nverago prioo for the Australiau brand IDawortl wau 5 ~1 and the highest priou 26id, London, May 5, T'hen the wool salce were rsumed on Tueeday thero waa good compotitiou, prlosa bing unohanged,
Not Clear. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
Not Clear, At. a trial in an Australian court when the witness in the box was be ing subjected to a maerqless cross-ex* anlnation, in answering one question the witness nodded, Whereupon the court stenographer, who was working. at high speed to get it all and could not see the witness, at once demand ed: Answer that question," to which the witness replied: ': did answer it; I nodded my head," T'he stenographer, without a mo* mont's .hesitation, retlliated with, "\VWell, I heard it rattle, but could not toll whether it was up and down or from side to side," " "nn ..+ "1TM~1p1ýaýý.r i,'/ý'ýMIMNU i!'I, IýI/R~ll
PRODUCE MARKETS. Melbourne, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
'RODUCI MA RIET',. I Sll Mbour le, ?'Fridy, n 6 -.-L.'tl&lt; of ,ipplil"e restriori bnolt Vo,.tr E' lol lively Alongalto fromn thll Woul?? o1/11 ll, beeI paid. fAnl imoro w"uldav, ilB th il i that ? re ii f the %hikat "OIte aalai l., I rimie griiii in tidiig store i nuon ? / l O. ,.- lurtl lr buit lnes ll l il g A I 1 0 l^l ll l/t'iI W il b 1 S eli IMer[a weR trmatlcd yh? ltrday,. An s of othus changiM hauda at 1/1 Feed desoriptions are quoted at from 1/7 to 1/09, the latter orioe boinR asked 'tor hoavy grain, Ohaff.--For obolon green wheaten £3/7/6, aud ococ?ionaly £8/10, was quoled, £3 /5 being asked for that gr?do of oiatn, whilat for oonsignmnntl of very peloial quality moro wa askied, Piinu otiou was obtainablo at £3/9/L', good( at £A/17/t to As, and mnedlium at from £2/10 upwardo, lHay.-From £4/10 to £l was quoted for insugar, truBeed. feed sehavia being o offer at from £3 o £3/10, and clhatlio from £2/5 to £2/10, dolivered, For Victorian straw op to 40/1is mentioned, ...
LIVE STOCK MARKETS. St. Arnaud, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
LIVE STOCK MARKZ TS., St. Arnaud, ?lhuraday. Messrs G. DM'Kechnio and Co, report The yardings were 20938 store sheep, 42 fAt sheep and lambs, and 6 cattle, The attendance was slightly below the average, but buyers for store sheep were present and competition good, resulting in the majority changing hands at advanced prices on last week's sale. Fat Sheep. -Very fek forward ; competition good. Cattle alnomade high rates. Prime x owes, made 173 to 2/99; odd do, 20/ to 20/ ; others, eron 19/; nice quality m owes, 1519 to l,/lO; prime x lambs, 17/9 ; 4, 0, and 8 t xewes, lb to in rains, £1/116 ; 3 and 4 yr old cb and x do, lb to Lins., 18/ to 20/; 3, 4, and , yr old im ewes, lb to m rams, 14/ 4And 6 tm ecwes, low condition, in lb to Lias., 15/19; do do, in Ib m rams, 17/5; and 5 yr old mn owes, in lb to im rams, l?lto l4/; 5 yr old do and faulty, lb to lies., 10/1 and 8/; good x weaners, 15/ to 13j9; others, from 13/3 ; 0 and 8 t m wra, 16/1, 'rime cows, £91/5 medium do, £5/7 to £/117/6....
GOOD MANNERS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
GOOD MANNER,. Manners are not like clothes, It b a bad thing to have two suits of them --one for best, and one for every day, Wear yoMr best manners all the time. They suffer more by being put away than by constant use, If you keep your best manners for complany they, will fit you ill, and your visitor will suspect they were put on for him. Second-best clothes may be worn at home, but not second-best manners. To whom is it worth while to be coura teous if not to the people you love best? I-~
ST ARNAUD PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
Ft AMNAU1) PROD)U CE MI ARIK It )1, T, E vorarh report --Wheat, 9;8 to 3l8J grain shed. Oit, 1/7 to 119; P, 3/8611o id pcr hb ; lamb,, Od per Ib,. rabbit, to 83; hides, 41d to 8d.
Husband and Wife. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
Husband and Wife., . A day or two ago a woman entered a auburl an telegraph office, and said to the r eeiver of messages that she desired to telegraph her husband, who was away in the country, to ask him for money, He pointed her to the coun. ter supplied withl blanks, and told her the rate for a dozen words, She strug. gled away for a quarter of an hour, and then handed in the following: "Won't you please send me five pounds by next post?" "I don't know whether that will do or not," she said, as she felt for her money. "If you were to receive such a telegram from your wife would you forward the money?" "Well--well, I might," he replied, in doubtful tones." "Now, you wait. I don't like the telegram at all, because I tried to keep it within twelve words. I'll write an. other." She tore it up, walked over to the counter, and in three minutes handed in a new one, reading "Am out of food and fuel, and want five pounds as noon as you can got it here, It you can't spare it I'll pawn the p...
COMMERCIAL. MERCURY Office, Friday evening. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
OOMMERCIAL. lROURY Offios, Friday evanlog, BOLISALE, RITAIT. Flour, £8/171/ FIor, 160 lb, blg Chf, £3 Chaff, 4/ Frelh Buttr, d?lty, Freh butter, 1/2 Ill PFotory, 1/2 Faoterv, 1/4 Egg#'?1/2 EggO ,1 /4 Bcou, !/1 Baon, 112 Ohas, 8J b Choe, 10d vollrid, 5 per ton Pollarr, 1/3 DnI £5 per ton Bran, 1/3 PlotIui, l8 Potatoes, 2/I er qr
HEALTH THE BEST CAPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
HEAL'THI THIE gES' CAAPI'AL, To talk of the goodness of illness has all the flavor of a paradox. Yet a paradox it certainly is not,. It is not meant that illness in good in itself, but that it can bhe turned to good. It is often the key to unlock the gates of a new life, It often lays hold of men and grips them so that they shall learn that life is not a thing to waste, but to live, What we refuos to learn from illness we shall n~ever learn from health. Health is capital; properly consid. ered, our only capital. A moneyed mhn without it is a bankrupt. Better far that we should take a scythe and sweat with it in hand amid the golden corn than that we should be a duke In a bath-chair, or a Rlockefeller who has to "watch the dumpling" daily for fear of throwing his whole iuternas machinery out of gear. It is strangeu that health, the biggest taink balance a man can have to his name, is apt to be lightly regarded- while we have it, When we have it not, it scems worth about £10 a so. con...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
JUST W\VHA' YOU NEED., Lxo.Toolo Pills can be taken at all times a~d under all onndltlnse by both young and old alike wthlout the slightest risk and lIthoUt danger of unpleasant after.eff?ioe. Ls ofooi. Pills as?ist the prooeases of nature, give relish to the food, removing ihausat , slok headache, and many other jIltet,, L o.,Tonic Pills are popular :ill e popular prloe, Obtainable at EI T, Edwarde, Q*Q patu iolelt (O rell ll/( Nood' (Inat I'Pporiiint (hI re, 11(1 HIDDEN DANGERS. Uric aold ls a deadly poison that is pro, duced in the human body, and it is the duty of the kiduoys to collect this poleon trom the blood, and to pass it safely out of the system, together with all waste water, But It does not take nmuh to set the kldueys back, and when they get behind they cannot right themselves withoutb help, The uric sold clogs the kidneys, anusing that dull, heavy aohing In the back, and sharp twinges when stooping or lifting, It attacks the nerves with neuralgia and sciatica, It bri...
WHY CHILDREN GET NERVOUS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
WHY CHILDWC N O.TV NNERVOU8, Children are such little people in uclh a big world, All their little privi. leges and pleasures; depend so much on the whims of the grown-ups, and not on any basis of right or justice to !.he child, Unless the rights of the little peo. p)le are kept carefully in view by the big people, it is small wonder that they sometimes rebel openly against the authority whose pressure they feel in galling and unreasonable restrictions. Under such circumstances a child, inustead of learning to love and trust Its parents, becomes frightened of them. It becomes nervous of doing anything openly, for fear of irritating Its mother.
ST. ARNAUD FOOTBALL CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
T,1 ARfNAUD FCOOTBALL OLUI3 A large and FathulIuaotI L tnarthkk if tiaariuhtrr iui º,(ubI)pI~rtuira (jf Iie Ilt Araarad t.roothllaII G oh k he! t 'ITrreoy'i Uornlorxiwealth Jlotjl a0 Tuloclay Inighat, tu tmiake itraurr q~en for t ho 0rtlad)l tr M~laao, NEtiW Aljrj00A't'1r14' Ilia Yorrihap the Mayor1, vihe cru. Died the chad r, aolrrtiuned tLait thoiu Iho an reti Ing ridt t~h prrle uin'l'ht~r1 dliy eviknIng, dIPUg Ba3 fruui1 the llirulaip, Watc hriaa, I)onrrald, 10(1 (p AIrnui ULtI)I had hid i ldi a uontfrcne et Ionaldi liar hud 1Cru auccll a llu ilndueti4 g UliIrU, A. IE 1,"eYb atId WV, Coliing, of Donald, to rip"eopni I't, Ariaud (at tlhe cornferonoe, '11,11 outcomo af the deliteratioua o Ibe delegab 8i waa thab au Anecclntleu wruanpaluing the four clubs tmauaed, wal firined, "fili dvFtaild wero oompletnd far ,iii aauociation competition durinu tua "eacaon, Mr, Chenry at the rrquaet of the clanriaran, read a report tron a Odaald paper of tha proceedings at the coon (arene, Tlidis s...
PAST AND PRESENT. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
. PAST AND PRESENT. When we reflect how many difilel, ties which obstructed the path of true love in bygone ldays have been re. moved, it is hard at first to reconcile the present lack of marriages with the plentiful number of the past. The girl of to.day turns gre~en will envy when her gleat-aunts tell hey how many offers her grI?udnothler had tIerelu, however, lies the chief reason for denying the fact that the modern girl is really more easy to win than the old-fashioned one. The modern girl is by far more crlti cal of the modern man than the old fashioned girl ever presumed to be, and is iluch less willing to abandon her freedom than was the dam(sel of the past, whose single idea of success In life appears to have been to make a good marriage, flinancially and so. cially. A teacher in a small school has for nor pupils the children of RIussian par ents. The other day she was expiain. ing a sum in subtraction which the little ones found dilificlt to iunder, stand. "Now," said she,...
SCOTTS WANTED HERE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
SCOTTS WANTED HERE. 'I'he North and South Poles have boLh beeoon discovered, but there are still lots of places the geographical world is simply aching to have defin ite facts about. Geographers were badly sold lately wvthel anl explorer knocked on the head the 'belle that the river Drabh aipuntra (a mighty river that flows along the north side of the .-iHimalayas and joins the Ganges) possesses a waterfall compared with which Niag. a:a is a baby. The lower part of the river is some tlhosands of feet lower than the up per reaches, and it has long been thought that the iuexplored middle region included a mighty cataract, It doesn't. The geographical world is sorry, but glad to know. Arabia is a country with vast pos. stbilities for the ambitious explorer. Only the coast frin);e is really known even to the nativel, who call the in terior "The Land of the Void." There are 600,000 square miles of it, and it may contain absolutely anything In the way of riches, ruins, or-sand. Somebody i...