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The Harder Job. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
The Harder Job. A writer sought local color while in Glasgow by haunting the, docks. There he'fell into, conversation with a bargeman who consumed great dif ficulties of liquor. "You drink a good bit of whisky, don't you?" asked the author. "Naettiing tae speak o'," said the other. "About how much a day?" "Oh. nae mair nor>a quart."., "Why," protested) the; autfror, x ,'T couldn't, drink, that much water in, a day.", . ' ' '■ ' ' v" ./'An' I wadna dare try it," 'said the bargeriian.' v :
GOLF NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
GOLF -NOTES. The third competition t'or July month took pli\ce on the,l7th, the conditions being a round of 12 holes for gents and 9 holes ; for ladies. Mr W. Harrison was the win ner of the gents' competition, and /Miss Bartlett and Miss Rayner tied for the ladies'. Scores Gents : YV. Harrison, 72,12, (30; A. Chand ler, 66, scr, 66 ; J. Chandler, 70, scr, 70; A. Jessup, S2, 10, 72; W. Blaikie, S6, 13, 73.; B. .Rayner, SO, 4, 76 Ladies: Mis*. Bartlett, 74, 7, 67; Miss Rayner, 79, 12, 67; Miss Quinlan, 81, 9, 72; Miss Farrelly, SS, 15, 73 ; Mrs Chandler, ,93, 20, 73.; Mrs Rayner,£7, 9, 78.; Mrs Far relly, 107, 20, S7; Miss Corbett, 120, 20, 100. Next Friday, July 31, a mixed handicap foursome will be played for Mr VV. H. Glover's trophies. !
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
V. That is what you can save, and plenty of It —:o: Where? POPULAR A WT1' JL^ ' POPULAR %J0O® A. twart S Clothing Establishment The knife lias been used freely. Slaughtering Prices right and left throughout the Large and Varied Stock of CLOTHING, MERCERY, HATS, BOOTS, &c., &c. No Profits wanted, but Empty Fixtures. ::: ■ • This is a Genuine Clearing Sale for Spot Gash, . So do not miss the Golden Opportunity of securing parcels of Mp»to»ciate Goods for LeSS than Wholesale Cost. RetYieWlbes" : My Stock does not consist of the hoardings of years, but siiApl}' the balance of Now o.s^c! S©ai©©rs£&,!bl© Goods. ©©®©®®@®f|©®®©©®© Call in at once, and secure anything you may be in need of. Each article will show in Plain Figures the havoc wrought by my desire to LEAVE MYRTLEFORD; If .you cannot make a personal visit, send your Order along, and if not thoroughly satisfied return parcel, and" ' money will be refunded. ' ■■■■■. GEO. A. EWART, Connelly's Building's, Myrt...
The Wool Clip. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
The Wool Clip. We have received a copy of Dal j gety's Annual Wool Review for Australasia, which contains an ex haustive summary of everything re lating to the past season's clip and • the marketing of same. The publi cation is in the 16th year of issue, and deals comprehensively not only with the past clip, but also with many branches of the industry con nected with wool. The number of sheep estimated to have been shorn was' 109,692,264, including lambs, which produced 7.87 lbs. per head (including lambs) as against 7 lbs for the previous season. A splendid average monef tary return of 6/4 per head was rea lised, the total wealth produced by the flock in wool alone being ^34,959,463. . The oversea exports of wool, plus quantity retained in . the Commonwealth and New Zea land for manufacturing purposes, give a total of 2,639,280 bales, which makes the clip slightly bigger than the record one of the season 1911.12. . Sheepmasters of Australasia are congratulated upon the wonderful re...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES, Mr, -King-Watt, vice-president of the Victorian Wireless Institute, sug gests a system of backblocks wireless. Each subscriber - would have a station, and would send bis own messages. Everyone wbo know anything about > wireless appreciates the difficulty of maintaining secrecy. When you send an ordinary telegram in the country ' you have a good chance of it reach ing Jts>'destination^ before the per son it is intended for hears what you want to tell him from the butcher's boy,- who was told by Smith's maid, whose cousin heard it from the milk man, whose son is the telegraph mes senger. If the telegraph messenger mixes up its contents with something he read on the postcards awaiting de livery in the local post-office—well, you know what is really meant when you get the wire. When, however, John Mangoldwurtzel taps his Mar coni-Telefunken keys, with the object of instructing his solicitor to foreclose on Archibald Artichoke's mortgage, the odds are long tha...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
SOROSES SKIN FOOD. Every woman who wishes to appear beautiful should use " SOROSES" for ■the.skin, it being unsurpassed i up reserv ing the complexion. Soroses Skin Food s Freshening, Softening,. Cleansing, and Baaatifying, makes all' blemishes such as Pimples, Freckles, Wrinkles, Sunburn and oallowness disappear like magic. Price 2/ti per jar. Obtainable at Miss E. Co*»ellr s, Myrtleford. John Riley, who is supposed to •have been. *"he original character in Banjo Patterson's " Man from ~Snowy River," died at Groggin, a small station 60 miles up the .Mur ray from Corr'yong", a fortnight ago. ;Bor.' the '"past .half century he had been managing a cattle run, and knew every inch of that rough country "'' su'rrouriding '■ Kosciusko, and pn ^numerous occasions acted as guide. Men seem to differ a good deal in their- wish to talk about themselves. As a rule, a woman is inclined to be confidential, but the average man is apt to leave his past alone. He pre fers that it should be taken for...
Lower Buckland School. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
Lower Buckland School. A complaint regarding the num ber of weeks the Lower Bucklaud State school has been closed owing to epidemics among the children has been investigated by the Educa tion department. In reply to Mr A. A. Billson, in the Legislative Assembly, the Minister of Education stated that altogether the school had been closed for thirteen weeks since, September, 1912. This was ren dered necessary on account of the prevalence of whooping cough and diphtheria at various periods among the scholars, but the school was re opened on 14th July. The Minister explained that it was not the func tion of the department to deal with an outbreak of diphtheria, that being the duty of the municipal. authorities and local health officer.
Romance of a Voice. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
Romance of a Voice. A pretty story is told how Prince. Oscar, the Kaiser's.fifth son, became engaged to the Countess Ina von .Basse witz, to whom he is to be mor ganatically married. The Countess is passionately fond of music, and has a voice of wonderful purity. Two years ago, when at Schwerin, she became acquainted with the Kaiser's onl}' daughter, who is now the 'Duchess of Brunswick; and sang to her. The}7 became close friends, and the'Princess introduced the Countess to her brother- Oscar ana persuaded her to sing to him. Prince Oscar became infatuated with, the Countess, who, then met other, members of the imperial family, all of whom were in turiV bewitched by her singing. When the Prince asked his father for per mission to marry the Countess, the Kaiser opposed the match, but finally gave way to the eloquent .'•suppor.t/.which was given tD the Pr.iuce by members of the royal family /who had met the Countess and heard her sing. The most seri ous objection came from Count Bass...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
The> chemist was wrapping a bottle, up quick, But the boy was as cute as a vat, For lie-cried: " I say, mister ! your're just a bit slick— Ho, you don't catch me paying for that; I know what I want!—I was told to be sure', . To get none but Woods'Peppermint Cure ; It's bosker for colds! our 'lodge doctor says We'll find it a blessing in various ways." The Health department is distri buting to persons attending its sana toria for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis a circular drawing at tention to the benefit they will derive, particularly in the early stages of the disease, from physical exercise in the open air. The Chief Protector of Aborigines in South Australia said at an in quiry that the natives on the north western track were dying out from decay and disease. He had recently. paid a visit to that part, and he had noticed how few children there were about. He thought there would be no black people on the north-eastern track in twenty years. Benalla boasts of two brass b...
THE SHADOW ON THE BLIND. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
THE SHADOW ON THE BLIND. Last night I walked among the lamps that gleamed, '• ' And saw a shadow on a window blind, A moving shadow, and the picture seemed To call some scene to mind. L looked again; a dark form-, to and fro ! Swayed softly as to music full of rest, 'Bent low, bent lowerStill I did not know. And then, at last, .1 guessed. And through the night came , all old Memories flocking. While memories like' the snowflakes round ine whirled. " All's well !" I said : " The mothers still sit rocking v * The cradles of the world '"i OgiLv^ • When TO years of age, the \late Ivord Avebury,-better known as Sir John- Iyiibbock, furnished th(e foliowj ing reply to the query,' "'What il the Secret o"f Long I^ife ?"—" I believe the secret of health is-,to3eat littl:a;5 drink little, be as much in the open air as possible, keep the mind'froth anxiety' and the conscience from remorse." Another famous septuagenarian wrote—'' Hat'as little as, you. can.; idle as little as you can ; take ple...
THE ADJECTIVE GAME. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
The Adjective . Game. Did you ever play the adjective game ? First you must provide your self with a number of small paste board cards on which to paste ad jectives cut at random from magaz ines j or newspapers. Old visiting cards will do for these if you can get enough of them, and one card may be cut into strips of uniform size, for it~ is not necessary to have the cards nearly as large as visiting cards. If you cannot obtain the old visiting-cards, any sort of thin cardboard will do for the mounts, or if you ha^e not the cardboard and do not •&lt; want to buy it, then use heavy paper on which to mount the adjectives. ' - - . After you have made the cards, the next thing is to arrange all .those who are to play the game in a semi-, circle and appoint' a leader. Then distribute the adjective cards equally" among the children taking part. The leader is not given any cards. After this is done a good story is selected, and the leader begins to read aloud.. .The story should be...
AUSTRALIA'S FLOWER. GUM BLOSSOMS SUGGESTED. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
.... AUSTRALIA'S FLOWER.' Gum/ Blossoms Suggested, During the past few weeksvari ous Melbourne-societies, ' headed by the Wattle Day Committee, have been urging the1 adoption of the wattle blossom as Australia's iia; tional emblem. It is now proposed to start a counter-movement, hav ing for its object the official selec • tion of the gum- blossom as the na tional flower. The chief backers of this movement are university pro fessors, naturalists, botanists, and men from the backblocks. They will be satisfied, they say, with the selection of the guru-blossom as the national flower ; believing that the kangaroo is eminently suitable as a national animal. Against the wattle, it is argued that it is not purely Australian, but' was found in Asia hundreds - of year3 before" this. country was known fn Asia it thrives even more successfully than, in Australia —-because, at best, the growth of wattle , here is restricted to certain districts ; .requiring careful: cultivg-;? tion ;to ensure it...
Did You Know This? [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
Did You Know This? By •' Critic." 'That "Jock " Quinlivan's candidate for the Wang. Carnival Groat Cup is doing good, work on the track in Clydorstreet. ■That " Martin's" .William has so far evaded all efforts to re-capture him. That some time back petitions were sent to;the fc>hire Council re the state of Elgin street. Nothing further has been heard of them.. Perhaps another petition may have the desired result. That Joe almost foretold the. great "Tale of the Shirt" at the. recent gymnastic night. . .. . :' •;•'... '■ That one- of the, members, of vthe Y.iL.G.. was -.iiiclinod^to^ .give, ft--demons.trationL' or" points in 'boxing at.' BrighV last"Saturday!' Keep your temper, lad. - • ' ; : ; V That Lake O'Grady" has • almost ■ over flowed its banks again.. With the recent rain. • . - V- r . That it i3 up to our councillors to see. what wants doiag: with it.
A FIGURE TRICK. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
a Figure Trick. Ask a friend to write down any number of three figures, the last. figure of which is less than the first. &lt; Get your friend to write beneath it the same figures reversed and sub ■ - tract. Below this remainder1 let him write the remainder reversed in the > same way: Then tell him to add' 'the two remainders together. No matter what figures your friend chooses, if the above condi" ' tions are adhered to 'the result will be 1089. Here are two examples : Note that every 0 in the remain der must be set downvas4n&lt;the first example. 847 747 099 9.90 297 792 1089 1089
Myrtleford Market. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
Myrtleford Market. Flanagan, Newman - and Co report hold ing their fortnightly market on the 29th inst at their Myrtleford yards when they had the usual good yarding of all classes of fat stock forward to a good attendance of buyers. The beneficial rain had a tendency to raise the prices for all classes of stock and we succeeded in clearing the whole of the cattle yarded. Pig's : A total clearance at prices .£2 14/ to 39/ to 30/6, suckers 19/6 to 15/: Sheep 23/6 to 23/ to 22/ to 20/. lambs 18/ to 17/ to 15/0. Vealers, best to .£5 17/, others .£3 to &lt;£2 12/6 and at- all prices down to 35/. Bullocks ,£11 6/ to ,£11 to .£10 10/ to ^£10 and at all prices from .£9 11/ to .£9 to &lt;£7 17/. Best cows .£10 5/ to ,£S 10/ to >£S . and at prices to £7 to ,£5 10/. Best heifers :£S 19/6 to ,£S 10/ to f2S 6/ to £S and at prices from £7 15/ to £5 5/. Cows and calves .£5 10/ to «£o to £4 12/. Store cows ,£4 10/ to =£4 S/ to =£4 to £2 12/. Springers &lt;£(3 to £5 10/ t...
Important to Beekeepers. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
Important to Beekeepers. i A. proclamation and regulation has been issued and is now operative, which applies to the Shire of Bright, amongst.others, to the effect that beekeepers may not keep bees iix other than prescribed hives. A -prescribed hive means any hive, the combs of which are in frames and capable of easy removal for purposes of inspection. We are, however, authorised to notify 'that, whilst the proclamation has effect from the 1st iustant, all owners are afforded oppor tunity to arrange for the transfer during the coming swarming ■ season, and that the section of the Act which prescribes a penalty not exceeding £2C for failure to comply with the provisions of the Act will not be enforced until every owner has had i time to conform thereto. In order to effect the change with as little inconvenience as possible, owners are recommended to have frame hives in readiness to hold all swarms. A majority of Beechworth store keepers signed the petition in favor of the Saturday ha...
YOUNG PEOPLE'S CORNER. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
In response to requests, the Editor Las decided to open a corner, of the " Mail ■' to its young readers. ' We will endeavor to make the Corner interesting, and perhaps use ful and instructive, and to this end the co-operation of the young people themselves, first and foremost, and of parents, teachers and all well wishers, is cordially invited. I/Ocal topics of particular concern to the young people may be discussed from time to time. Communications with regard to the Schoolroom and the Scholar will be especially welcome, and in every instance the strictest anonymity will be observed, if so desired. Address all communications to • The Editor, \ " Mail " Office, Myrtleford. Reports of all school affairs will receive sympathetic treatment. Communications for the Corner should be with, the Editor by the Thursday of each week.
Siftings. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 30 July 1914
To-day (Thursday) is the last day for enrolment as Federal elec tors. Applications must be lodged by 6 p.m. , Gangs of men are being, put oa, , , at Merriang. in an endeavoriifdvget • rid of the rabbits. Annual meeting of Myrtleford Rifle Club on Saturday, August Sv ■ ' All memuers.roll up. Stallion parade at Myrtleford on , Wednesday afternoon next. Entries received by Mr O'Grady. The President estimates that over ,£1500 wjll be realised by the forth coming Wangaratta Carnival. Tenders for various works must be , with the Shire Secretary,,Mr B. J. , Delaney, by Tuesday next, Aug. 4, at noon. . \ • .. • ^ Mr Parker J. Moloney will speak in Myrtleford on Friday, 7th Aug., ■ at 8 p/m. Dates' and times of meet- ' ings will be found in advt. ■ Sergeant Dewar (Scotland) won the King's Prize at Bisley. D. Iv. M'Alister .(N.S. W.) was third, and., A.'-Halliday (O.) fourth. •. . Owing to Wangaratta • Carnival falling,on nexfsale day,'Myrtleford, , v marker will" ,beJ,h^ld oh -1 he - Md ii'd...