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RABBIT PEST AT HARCOURT POISONED APPLES SUCCESSFUL BAIT. SPEEDY RESULTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 12 February 1914
RABBIT PEST AT HARCQURT rOfSOXED A I3 PILES SUCCESSFUL ])A IT. SI'KKDV -HliSUJ/rS. The recent bush fires hi the Havens wood district have (writes our Har courr. correspondent) had the effect of sending on to the land not affected by the fire innumerable droves o!' rab bits, and the pest has become a 'men ace to vegetation of all kinds. Poison ing has been resorted to by landhold ers, the most, popular bait being ap ple?, poisoned with strychnine. The rodenis take this fruit readily, and it works considerable havoc in their ra:>ks. but which unfortunately ap pear to fill ars suon as depleted. Mr } \V. &lt;Muehe!!. who tost a considerable j quantity of grass by the fire, resorted j to OSs method of exterminating the j pes!. Drawing a furrow across his•> paddock, he laid the baits in the fur row. His surprise, can be imagined j when having completed the operation ■ he returned a;»:ig the furrow made. ! and found over thirty dead rabbits al- | ongside. The number iiijyt mo...
CRICKET IN SOUTH AFRICA. NATAL DEFEATS M.C.C. CAPETWN, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 12 February 1914
(intm IX SOl'TH AFRICA. 4 _ XATAL Dl-.l-EATS M.LU'. CAl'ETWN, Tuesdav, If rile M.C.C. teaui which is at f present touring South Africa, met I vdili -defeat in e\ match against a I Natal eleven. f The visitors in their lirst turn at | the wickets could only make 132. I Cofl secured 3 wickets lor '29, Tuck I ett 3 for -6, and Carter 4 for 32. I Natal replied with 152, of which | Taylor made 01. Barnes captured f r> wickets for I.n their second I innings the M.C.C. scored '235, Icav I in? the home side 215 runs to sret | to win. These were hit up with the | loss of six wickets. Taylor again | tatted well, making 100.
U.S.A. IMMIGRATION BILL. HINDUS DEMAND A HEARING. WASHINGTON, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 12 February 1914
r.sA. nn:n;iUTiox bill. j>IXnI'3 DEMAND A HEARING. WASHINGTON, Tuesday. Dr. Isher Singh, of the Punjaub, and Dr. Sunhiii&lt;Jrii Boss, of Calcutta, for mally protested to-day to Mr J. L. Hurnoit, ciuiirman of the Immigration toui'iiission, against the proposed Im migration Bill, which aims at the ex clusion of Hindus and other Asiatics from Uac I'nited States. They asked Hi"litis throughout the coun \tv fcs; be allowed a hearing. • "Mr BarncU.however, refused to pro f mi so anytli;a=.
THE Mount Alexander Mail THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1914. ITEMS OF NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 12 February 1914
THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 12. Rill. 11 ElViS Or NEWS. 4 Tiie curtain was rum;- down yes- j terday un tli-e strike of boiler-j makers at tiiu Foundry, wliich has exercised the minds of Castle maine residents ior some consider able time past. As was stated in yesterday's "Mail," on Friday a conference between Mr David Thompson and delegates from the different Societies in the Foundry, viz., engineers, moulders, and iron ;i-Kers assistants .was held, when the whole facts of the trouble Avere explained and discussed. Later in the day the delegates conferred with the boilennakers on strike, with no result. On Saturday Mr Thompson was communicated with from .Melbourne, and as a result he , visited the cit.y on Tuesday and conferred with the boilermakers' executive ior two hours, and it was then announced that the executive would meet in the night to again consider the position. As a result of that meeting Messrs Thompson and Company yesterday received a wire that- no proposal would be en tertain...
NEWSTEAD SHpNEWSTEAD SHIRE COUNCIL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12th. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 13 February 1914
£ NEWSTEAD SHIRE COUNCIL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY i2.: in. Present Cra. Gibson in i House, Couits, Clarke p: Bradfield, and Smith ' ^Inso-,' &, CORRESPOXDEXop & 'Prom Department of Pub», n & acknowledging rocoipt 0f & itor two ISO miles of wj;.* ?pl;c2::o' • ' Same will be submitted *-ir leit'nS-^ • at the next meeting of •" Council. lJ° Execuu^ & From Public Work? r,. ' K: intimating that the matt«r v®18* 8 noil tor grant of ,£150 ^'api% H flood relief works win r.--ComP^ J* ration when the allocation ,C,0nslfe t is being made. • vo;» From Treasury, .Melbourne »n "'4 ding account for £2b> '0r*s:. r portion of the amoutr' t&ePro. ?: lor the year ending -h., :> v.°*®;t> 1914. - Jia Jm;; From Victorian Railway* " i" that the matter of *a»hafv'ac; cation at. the Strnngways ra^ ^ - mg has been referred for r~-n'n-aj" s*«* l* . From Municipal AssociatiS'r,, i ing copy ot Bill to further aiS!5.J- 5 TniBtle Act. requesting -y;,. I" S be to...
FLOODS AT NEWSTEAD THE EMBANKMENT. THE PROPOSED EXTENSION. RESIDENTS ON SOUTH SIDE OBJECT. DEPUTATION TO COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 13 February 1914
FLOODS AT NEWSTEAD ♦ I I THE EMBANKMENT. THE PROPOSED EXTENSION. RESIDENTS ON SOUTH SIDE OBJECT. DEPUTATION TO COUNCIL. The proposal to extend the flood protection embankment at Newstead doos not find favor with many resi dents on the south side of the river, and yesterday a deputation waited on the Shire Council to voice tii-2 objecti ons to the proposal. Or. Clarke moved the suspension o? standing orders to hear the deputa tion in opposition to the embankment extension. Cr. House thought. the mailer out of order, as the business wa3 practically completed regarding the carrying out of the extension. It was decided to hear the deputa tion. (Messrs. Aiken, Burgess aud McPhee were present, representing the resi dents on the south side of the river. Mr Atkin said they were opposed to the scheme, as the water would be thrown through Mr Burgess's pad docks, and eventually would cut a creek through the different properties on The south side of the river. To Cr. House : The flood waters du...
CENTRAL FRUITGROWERS' ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING. MR J. H. LANG PRESIDING. EXPERIMENTAL SHIPMENT OF PEARS. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 13 February 1914
CENTRAL FRUITGROWERS* ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING. MR J. H. LANG PRESIDING. EXPERIMENTAL SHIPMENT OF PEARS. The monthly meeting of the execu tive oi the Central Fruitgrowers' As sociation was held on Wednesday last, under conditions interesting and uni que. being held on board ths s.s. Ar gyllshire. . The meeting, which is usually .held on Thursday, was arranged this imonrh ■for Wednesday, in -order that the mem bers of the executive might say fare well to -Mr Tully, as it was anticipat ed the vessel would said on Thursday. Owing to the labor troubles, .however, the vessel will not leave until Satur day. Mr Tully has been appointed by the fruitgrowers of Victoria to proceed to England for the purpose of watching their interests, and obtaining infor maiiou likely to be of assistance to them. He is an ex-president of the association. The members of the executive were shown over the vessel by the captain and chief euginer, and were delighted with the enthusiasm displayed by these offic...
MEDICAL EXAMINATION OF SENIOR CADETS NOW PRACTICALLY COMPLETED. MORE REJECTIONS THAN USUAL. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 13 February 1914
MEDICAL EXAMINATION OF SENIOR CADETS XOV.- FTvACTICA'LLY COMPLETED. •MORE REJECTIONS THA.X USUAL. The medical examination of the 1806 class Senior Cadets for entrance ■to the Citi7.cn Forces was practically completed at the Orderly Room last ■night, when the cadets of Area 66C, were examined by Major Woolley, Area .Medical Officer. The results of tho examinations just completed show that the general health of the cadets was excellent, but numbers of lads were rejected on account of failing to reach the stand ard required for height and chest mea surement. In Area G6C, six lads wore rejected out of 27 examined. In Area (56A, Oastlemaine, three lads were rejected out of 23 examined. In 'Maldon only ono lad was re jected out of 20 examined, the physique of the lads being very good. Of the ten lads rejected, sevou fail ed to reach the standard, whilst three were found to he physically unfit.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 13 February 1914
SIMPLY WONDERFUL. "My iittle girl Zelda suffered so continuously with croup that I began to think thai she would never get bet ter,'' writes Mrs Gauntlett, 169 Ade laide Road, Newton, X.Z. "Seeing Chamberlain's Cough Remedy adver tised I thought. I would try it and could i see a change in her straight away. It is simply wonderful how quickly Chamberlain's Cough Remedy relieved the child/' Sold by Geo. Clark and Son, Wholesale Distributors.
VAUGHAN MINERAL SPRINGS IMPROVEMENTS TO BE EFFECTED. MATTER OF RAISING FUNDS. MONSTER PICNIC TO BE HELD. MARCH 4th,—MOONLIGHT. A CONFERENCE HELD. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 13 February 1914
VAUGHAN MINERAL SPRINGS ■IMPROVEMENTS TO BE EFFECTED, j MATTER OF RAISING FUNDS. MONSTER PICNIC TO BE HELD. MARCH 4th.—MOONLIGHT. A CONFERENCE HELD. The Vauglian and Glenluce mineral springs are a good asset to this dis trict, and the water at the -Vauglian spring, in particular, is declared to be equal to any mineral water in the State. The Mount Alexander Shire Council, backed up by the Castlemaine Borough Council and Progress Associ ation, has endeavored to popularise the springs by making roads, and other improvements, and has succeed ed in having an area of land enclosing the springs gazetted a reserve, and the survey work is now in progress. The number of visitors to the springs is steadily increasing, and this fact led •to the application to the Government for financial assistance, the result be ing that the Tourist Bureau granted a sum of £30, conditionally on a like sum being raised locally. This will mean the expenditure of £60, but the question of raising the local £30 ha...
CHAPTER XIII. "THE FOLLY OF GRANDEUR." [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 13 February 1914
CHAPTER XIII. "THE POIJLY OF GRANDEUR." There flashed through Frances Dur kin's mind, in the momentary silence that fell over that strange company, the consciousness that the triangle was completed: that there, in one room, through a fortuitiousuess that seemed to her more factitious than ac tual, stood the three coutendiug and opposing forces. The thought came and went like a flash, for it was not a i time for meditation, but for hurried | and desperate action. The sense of ! something vast aud ominous seemed ! . to fcaus over tlie darkuess, where, Tor I a sccond or two, the sileuce of absolute surprise reigned. The last comer, too, see:ned to feel tliis sense of something impending, for a moment later his voice rang out, clear and unhesitating, with a touch of challenge in it. ":Miss Allen, are you here? And is anything wrong?" "Stand where you are'" tie voice of the woman answered through the darkness, firm and clear. "Yes, I am here. But there is another person in this room. He ...