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Log-Chopping. [Newspaper Article] — Gippslander and Mirboo Times — 12 February 1914
Log-Chopping. *• The "North Queensland Register," published at Townsville, contains the following account of the log-chopping competitions held at Yungaburra and Malanda (Queensland) on Boxing Day. The Kenny Bros., who for some time resided nt.Mirboo North, were most successful compeii ors. These--young " men were well known and expert axe men when in this district, and their success in Queensland is not surpris ing:—At Malanda, the main interest centered in the handicap wood-chop, where the best axemen of the district, perhaps the best axemen in Queensland had gathered to contest for a first prize of ^'40, secoi.d £7, and a third ^3. This event caused considerable excite ment, as all the axemen had their sup porters to barrack lor them. Eight men entered the lists, and the public were fenced off with barbed wire. The limit man had forty seconds start from the scratch man (Peter Kenny), and when the starter called "Get ready1' seven men mounted their blocks, for it was an undeihand ...
Mirboo North Markets. [Newspaper Article] — Gippslander and Mirboo Times — 12 February 1914
iVlirboo North Markets. A. McLean it Co. report h.ivm» sold privately 150 p.ime bullocks account I)r W. Moir, 50 prime bullQcks account St.Ellen Bros , and two trucks of fat iambs account Dr W. Moir to a well known buyer at g od prices. Also through their local yard*:—J. Hill, fat cows £S 5s, bullocks jQ-j 6i, heifers £5, poddies 19?; W.J. Peacock, fat cows ^5 2springers from ^4 to £5 5s i Farrell and Henderson, store cows, ^3 4s; Hut;h Stuart, springing ht-.ifers, .£6 7s; G Touz 1, heifers at £2 9s, steers Hi £2 14s : EvisonBros. store cows, at ^3 13s ; W. Smith, pod dies at £1 55 6d j '1'. Weir, heifers at £2 5s, £3 is to ^3 10s 6d ; R Fitz gerald, springers from £4 to £6 2s 6d^ Baines Bros., springers at £6] W. Pratt,, store cows at .£3 1 73 ; W. F. Rollins,, do., £2 13s : B. Grieves do,, ^4 ; M. Cain, poddies at 59s 6d ; A H. Brown, store cows, £3 5s ; J. Bright, do , £^r J. Jensen, cows at £4 os 9&lt;i. Account J. H. Flavelle we held a very success ful clearing sale on ...
Mechanics' Institute. [Newspaper Article] — Gippslander and Mirboo Times — 12 February 1914
Mechanics' Institute. •The usual monthly committee meet fug- of the local Afechanics' Institute was liekl on Monday night, there being present Messrs I'ricc, Hijnvell, Marshall, Pickering, Brown, Prescott, D.»w and Verdon. Election of Offlce-Bearers. The - first business was the election of office-bearers for the ensuing year. Mr llipwell was elected president, Mr V'erdon vice-president, and Mr Marshall treasurer. On the motion of Messrs Dow and Brovvn, a minute was put on the books expressing the committee's apprec.ation of the work done by Mr Price while he occupied the chair. Mr Price thanked the committee f.»r the kind remarks made, and also for the assistance they hvd given him while in occupation of the chair. Application for Free Use of Hall. The only correspondence was a letter from Mr Gratton, askin&, on behalf of the Recreation Reserve Sports commit tee, the life of the hall free of rent the night of the sports. Mr Prescott said he was against such being granted. T...
MIRBOO v. MILFORD [Newspaper Article] — Gippslander and Mirboo Times — 12 February 1914
MIRBOO v. MILFORD As rain was falling steadily for fbe .greater part of Saturday morning it looked as if there would be do cricket j that day, but at noon the sun came out :and a beautiful afternoon resulted,. A1 though getting an early start,' Mirboo . North, 011 account of the heavy travel v ling, did not arrive at. Milford until about 2.30. l!oth clubs put .strong teams in the field. Milford had their hest for the season, they putting in JJrbokos and Lam'' for the first time - "this year. Green won the toss from Greig, and 'decided to bat. The fin>t three wickets fell very cheaply, Drown ing, Yerdon and W'ilckens being out : with only 9 up. Hipwell and C. AUan "then became associated, and a different complexion was put on the game. Al though it was most difficult to get the ,ball to travel owjng to the ground be ing practically a mass of tufts of gl ass, the total steadily mounted. Ilipwell ■was batting in great style, and seemed perfectly at home on the wicket, which ' was th...
Cricket. ASSOCIATION MATCHES [Newspaper Article] — Gippslander and Mirboo Times — 12 February 1914
.* Cricket?.- ; ^ ASSOCIATION MATCHES! The second round of matches in the -=above competition was "concluded on '^v/Saturday lust. The icsults of the "Pvi'gaines played leave Mirboo North 011 top, with a lead of 4- points (&lt;i match) .■'■'rahead of Miiford. ' Tarwin Valley'are " ; 12 points behind the leaders, while . ' Dumbalk have not scored any points, "-although they are almost sure to win ' "the unfinished game. against Tarwin. •UNo doul't both Tarwin and Dumhaik •xwill make an attempt to finish that match after their.engagement on Satur _ -day fortnight. On paper, Mirboo -. ;seem to have a splendid chance to win • .-.-the premiership. Never in the history •of the club has a premiership come to Mirboo. The club .tied once in the 'Narracan Association, but Allamhpe 7 won the.play cff. A win next f^atur - :-day against Tarwin will put Mirboo in a nice position, as they look upon Tar ' "win now as being their most dangerous •^■rivals. Dumbalk without a doubt have ,-fche ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippslander and Mirboo Times — 19 February 1914
O INVENT oas PATENTS Obtained in Commonwealth and Else where for improved methods of Appli ances, Tools, etc., of any description. Full Information, Costs, etc., sent on application to A. O. SAOHSE, O.E. AUSTRALIAN WIDOWS' FUND BUILDINGS, Corner Collins and William Sts,, MELBOURNE. Village Shoemaker : What did your old father say when you told him the route from King's Cross was mostly underground? Country Boy (just returned from visit to London) : Ho said "roots" mostly was! - -■ ■■
STOLEN PICTURE RECORD OF ACCUSED. [Newspaper Article] — Gippslander and Mirboo Times — 19 February 1914
STOLEN PICTURE RECORD OF ACCUSED^ Perugia's pretence that lie stole, tee "Gioconda" from the Louvre with, a view to restoring some of the master pieces carried away by Napoleon is badly chosen (says the Paris correspon dent of "The Daily Telegraph" of De cember 16). He does not seem to know that-the "Gioconda" happens just to be one of the paintings of the Louvre that were never in the possession of Italy. It was acquired from the artist by Francois I., King of France, for the sum of 4000 gold ecus, and had been at Fontainebieau and "Versailles long be fore it entered the Louvre. That Peru gia simply hope to make money out of the theft seems to be proved by the /act that before he carried off the pic ture he collected the names of those who he thought might be likely pur chasers. Thus two little notebooks on which he inscribed his washing bills and found in his room contain significant inscrip tions. In one of them, dated December 28, 1910, that is to say, nine months before the the...
NORWAY MODERN INFLUENCE [Newspaper Article] — Gippslander and Mirboo Times — 19 February 1914
NORWAY MODERN INFLUENCE "I have just received a letter from a friend at present travelling in Norway, where she has not been for twelve years," says the editor of "The Vine yard." "It was not written with any idea of publication, but so finely and sharply does this letter, from a coun try which is blessed with one of the noblest peasantries in the world, point the evils which "The "Vineyard" is out to fight, and the good which It exists to defend and encourage, that I venture, in good conscience, to print It without her permission." "It is like a dream to find oneself again in this romantic land, and in one day we have already seen so much that it seems long since we left home! The crossing- was horrid in every way, but we had some quiet hours in smooth water before we arrived in the. early morning, and Stavanger with its clean, many-colored wooden houses rising out of the still fjord, and the encircling mountains stealing out of the morning mist restored one. STAVANGER MARKET DAT "...
Garden Fete. [Newspaper Article] — Gippslander and Mirboo Times — 19 February 1914
I — Garden Fete. The annual Garden F&lt;-te, in aid of the local Presbyterian Church whs held on Wednesday, February II th in the church grounds. There was a hrge attendance-present, an 1 the church will benefit to th.e,extent ot' a^oiit £25. A .programme of songs oto., «ai ivn lered dnri'n,' the evening, the vaiious itein.3 being much appreciated.
THE STREET CLEANER [Newspaper Article] — Gippslander and Mirboo Times — 19 February 1914
THE STREET CLEANER A paper having: said that "To recog nise the supremacy of the street cleaner would be to usher in the reign of chaos," "The Dally Herald" takes it to task and says:—"Now, that Just brings us very closo to the root of the matter. 'Supremacy' Is indeed the wrong: word, an instance of angry ex aggeration. The street cleaner does not want supremacy. He wants justice, the right to live a human and progressive life, his place in the sun. In the social and spiritual economy he Is as truly and deeply to be considered as the artist, the author, or the doctor. "We may thus re-state the proposition: 'To recognise the importance, the dignity, and the possibility of the street cleaner (and a hundred such as he) Is to usher In the reign of sanity and humanity.'"
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippslander and Mirboo Times — 19 February 1914
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Lakes Excursion. [Newspaper Article] — Gippslander and Mirboo Times — 19 February 1914
Lakes Excursion. The annual trip to ilie Gipps'and Lakes, under the. auspices (jf the Mii-boo North Brass Baud, took place on Monday. There was not ill" number of passengers this year as previously, therefore the band will show a very suiall prolit The train left Mil boo about (> o'clock arriving at Sale about 9. Then a rush was made for the boat. On arriving at Cunningham, x the passenger* hud about 1 hour oh the beach, when a start for home was mail", the .train, arriving in .Mirboo about I o'clock in- the morning. Everyone who undertook the journey expressed themselves quite satisfied vsitla the day's.outing. -
ANATOLE FRANCE AN APPRECIATION [Newspaper Article] — Gippslander and Mirboo Times — 19 February 1914
ANATOLE FRANCE AN APPRECIATION (By Professor M. A. Gerothwolil, in "The Dally News.") M. France has been hailed among us as a great novelist, moralist and critic. At which he must have smiled, as is his wont, with playful and unruffled bonhomie. For he is not, nor would he be, any thing' so solemn, or so narrow, or so objective. He may. Indeed, have writ ten essays in the guise of fiction, or fiction in the guise of essays, but he has never wilfully indited a work of fiction nor a moral treatise. Again, he may have written of books and authors, and about them, or around them; for he has spent a lifetime in their midst, and in their privacy. But he never meant to write on books or authors, to turn literary critic or reviewer. He is guiltless of all pro fessional intentions, as of all longing to express or realise anyone or any thing in art—save in relation to him self, to his enjoyment of the curious and the beautiful. LITERARY GLOBE-TROTTING In brief, M. France is a pure egotist^ an...
REMARKABLE RECORD [Newspaper Article] — Gippslander and Mirboo Times — 19 February 1914
REMARKABLE RECORD The diamond jubilee of the Rev. Samuel Harding', of the Portman street United Free Church Mission Hall, Glas gow, has just been celebrated (says "The Westminster Gazette.") Mr Harding', in acknowledging- the gift of a purse of sovereigns, incidentally re marked that he had never been laid aside for a single day with illness, had never had a doctor attend him, had never partaken of medicine of any kind, and never even had the toothache. It is melancholy to think that this, i which ought to be the normal state of ! things, is now becoming so rare that when it happens to exist, the mere ! casual mention of it is regarded as j worthy of note. So happy a condition ] is certainly enviable. I
Mirboo South. [Newspaper Article] — Gippslander and Mirboo Times — 19 February 1914
Mirboo South. On Wednesday evening las^, one jf those delightful bails tor which, [lie local Mechanics' Institute is noted was held. The occasion was l return ball to the bachelors by the ladies of the district. The hail was Jecorated in a tasteful manner, giv ing "ample evidence tint artistic brains and hands were brought into ictive play. Frond-from fern trees lioi'e no sma'l part in relieving the nnlined building of a great part of its sombre appearance. Flowers of many kinds were interwoven, and, *s the eyes roved round the hall a sense of pleasure was imparted to [he many guests assembled, who were in the fond hope of realising, —".Mir.h, Music, Friendship, Love's propitious smile. Chase every care ami charm a little while." About 80 guesti were in attendance and to the strains of violin and piano suppl'el by Messrs Darling Bros., of Dumbalk, the lovers oi dancing were.'at about 9 o'clock, circling in the ir.tricacy of the mazy waltz. The floor was pronounced as being _ deligh'...
REARING CHILDREN MEAL TIME TERRORS [Newspaper Article] — Gippslander and Mirboo Times — 19 February 1914
REARING CHILDREN MEAL TIME TERRORS Most mothers have more or less vague theories as to the reasons why one member of the nursery so obsti nately refuses to "thrive" (writes Elizabeth Sloan Cherser, M.B., in "The Daily News" of December 9). From original sin to natural delicacy of con stitution, a whole host of causes or reasons can be assigned. -i ■ ; Unfortunately the truth more or less generally remains hidden, and the child evolves into a man or woman, handicapped by the fact of not thriv ing in youth. It is a fact, unfortunate but undeniable, that the child who does not thrive is generally misman aged. The normal; natural young of the human species eats, sleeps, plays, and enjoys life thriving like the proverbial bay tree—that is, if we give him a chance. But our methods of cloth ing, feeding, and "managing" our off spring detract from the health and joy of life of far too many of them in this generation at least. GOOD AS HIS CHEST A medical inspector of schools told me the othe...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippslander and Mirboo Times — 19 February 1914
?5'r!i:ul Hro*' i'ia' Sale. i,P>oo pi^s yarded for the tivo days. Stores—The supply of this class of pig was very limited, and feeders had to compete for porkers for topping into bncgners; suckers made 12s to 163; slips 22s to 27s ; forward sorts, 2S3 to 35s : with lengthy porkers, 463 to 50s. I\£k—The demand was active, and prices ruled firm nt fully last week's rates, prime making 42s to 47s; extra, -4S-; to 50s ; light from 3S5. Bacon—The imjor portion of this .veek's supply consisted of Inconers, with the quality hardly as good right through as last week, yet prices for good stuff were as high as formerly, while light and nondescrip- quality wat slack er. Prime ^made 68s to 75s; extra, prime, 78s to 83s, with odd lots up to as high as 90s which price we obtained for Messrs'A. Ontwell and G. Hamil ton, from Meeniyan and Dumbalk, our next best price, 89s 6d, for several lots including 6 from \V. Babbington, Sta ceys Bridge, Alherton. Prime medium weights, 63s tj 67 ; light and ...