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MURCHISON SHOW. [Newspaper Article] — Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express — 2 October 1914
MURCHISON SHOW. The season of shows is again with us. Commencing on 21st Sept. the annual show of the Royal Agricultural Society was soon in full swing, and, although Victoria is at present passing through a season of almost unparalleled drought, this great annual exhihition had ap parently lost none of its attractiveness to either the sightseer or the exhibitor. Entries for the Royal show this year es tablished a record in the way of numbers and exhibits were well up to the usual high standard in both quantity and quality. Visitors to the show on each succeeding day wefe numerous, and the gatetakings were well up to those of previous years. These are facts that demonstrate clearly that, although the season's pros pects are anything but encouraging to the man on the land—the man who is the principal supporter of the agricultural show—he nevertheless did not neglect to support the annual exhibition that is conducted for the purpose of - providing him with an opportunity of seeing all...
Murchison Show. WEDNESDAY NEXT. ENTRIES CLOSE TO-MORROW. [Newspaper Article] — Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express — 2 October 1914
Mupehison Show. WEDNESDAY NEXT. ENTRIES CLOSE TO-MORROW. The fortieth annual show of the Mur chison Agricultural Society takes place in the society's picturesque and well appointed grounds on the banks of the Goulbum on Wednesday next, and, although the season is anything but favorable to such an exhibition, gives promise of being fairly successful. As mentioned in our issue of Friday last the committee has spared no efforts in the eudeavor to make the show as popular and enjoyable as usual, and despite the fact that farmers of the district have suffered considerably as a result of the long spell of dry weather, they have responded well in the way of subscribing towards the sho,w. Now that the various improvements and renovations in the yards are nearing completion the marked benefit they will be in the conducting of the Bhow is evident. The cattle pens— 70 in number—which have been erected at considerable cost, are equal to any in the State, and will see out fully a score of Bhowa ...
Leasing Stanhope Estate Land. Another 4,047 Acres. [Newspaper Article] — Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express — 2 October 1914
Leasing Stanhope Estate Land. Another 4,047 Acres. Under instructions-from the Water Supply Commission Messrs Weir & Coyle offered by public auction at the Rusliworth court-house on Tuesday afternoon last the right to graze 4,017 acres of what was once known as the Stanhope estate, for a period of twelve months. The conditions wore that the lessee was to pay all rates and taxes. It was further made clear by Mr Kendall, the district engineer, that the Commission would not supply any water for swamps or grass lands, as a supply had to be maintained to ensure the allotment to those who were already within the irrigation area and were subject to the compulsory charge. This fact, taken in conjunction with the present condition of the land and the dry season, militated against high prices, although the prices obtained were considered satisfactory. The lots offered realised as follows :— Parish ok Giroarre. 728 acres.—C. W. Taylor, Is 9d per acre. 317 acres.—J. P. Ryan, Is Gd per a...
PICKINGS FROM PUNCH. [Newspaper Article] — Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express — 2 October 1914
PICKINGS' FROM PUNOM; The Kaiser's is no longer a mailed fist, or if it is it has lost its punch; Colonel Legge lias carried things with a high hand since his return on the brink of war, and many mistakes have been saved by his decided methods of keeping his officers up to the mark. Those military man who have been re garding the service as chiefly a social institution have been found out by this crisis.- It need not surprise them if some drastic reforms come along when all danger is past. Russia has taken the largest number of prisoners, and Russia has the largest number of soldiers of her own to feed and clothe, and cover in some way or another. Fortunately, Russian re sources are enormous, but, enormous as they are, they are strained to the utmost to provide for her soldiers in the field and the vast number of prisoners she has taken. Seventy thousand Austrians were captured in one day. General Pau is keeping his hand in knocking the Germans about like nine pins, and now the sold...
Girgarre East. Thursday [Newspaper Article] — Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express — 2 October 1914
Gf rear re East. (ekom an occasional correspondent). Thursday Notwithstanding tho war and the drought together with Borne slight indications of a famine looming in the distance by way of a makeweight to our troubles, a fairly good attendance rolled up at the annual picnic connected with the Oouna Sunday School, which was held in the reoreation ground on Tuesday. Tho day proved ideal and those present had an enjoyable time. After the dinner, which was tastefully laid in the new Rechabite hall, was partaken of the usual round of games and races was enjoyed by the ohildren present. In the evening a lantern lecture entitled " A trip through Tasmania " wbb given by the Rev. A. Gault (Colling wood mission). - A dance in aid of the Patriotic fund is to come off in Mr P. M'Oormick's barn to night. Many farmers here have now given up all hopes of any return from at least some of theic paddocks and have turned in stock to i gcaze what little the drought has left. Of tho3e paddocks that have b...
THE WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express — 2 October 1914
THE WAR. As far as Australia is concerned little is known of the progress of the war during the past week, and things arc much as they were seven days. ago. 11 is reported that the Germans still maintain the strong position which they took up on the River Aisne, in France, although it is claimed that the Allied forces have made some impression on the left flank of the enemy. The Belgians, who are said to have been reinforced by British troops, arc said to have been giving the Germans a little back during the week, and if the German retreat is to be cut off these forces will no doubt play an important part in effecting it. The Russians are reported to be con tinuing their successes in Austria, where they have been playing great havoc and have taken large numbers of prisoners. Advices to hand indicate that an enormous Russian army has been mass ed at five points on the German frontier for the invasion of Germany, and the latter appear somewhat disconcerted at this menace. With their h...
Church Services. [Newspaper Article] — Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express — 2 October 1914
Church Services. Church of England services for Sunday next :— Rushworth, 11 a.m. (H.C.), and 7.30 p.m.; Aroadia, 11a.m.; Dargalong, 3 p.m.; Murchison, 7.30 p.m. Presbyterian Services.—Rush worth, 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. (Eveningsubjeot— " To Young Men ") ; Moora, 3 p.m. Preacher, J. Raff. Presbyterian . Church, Murchison.— Services will be conducted in the above church on Sunday next as follows : — Moorilim, 11 a.m.; Murchison, 2.30 p.ni.; the Weir, 7.30 p.m. Preacher — Mr Leete, of Seymour. Services will be conducted in the Methodist churches on Sunday next as follows Rev. H. Richardson, Carag, 11 a.m.; Sandhills, 2.30 p.m.; Rush worth, 7 30 p.m. Rev Lapthorne, Rush worth, 11 a.m.; Gobarup, 3 p.m ; Carag, 7.30 p.m. Mr May, Bailieston, 3 p.m. Sister Bella, Warauga, 3 p.m. The ser vices are for Foroigu Missions. Commencing Suuday next (Oct. Rli) the evening services iu the various Rush worth chutohes will be held at 7.30 during the summer mouths, instcul of 7 o'clock as recently. Miss...
To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express — 2 October 1914
To the Editor. Sir,—For weeks past I have been pes tered] with straying, starving cows, and am wondering whether there is a law in this country (as in other parts of the world) to prevent annoyance of this-sort to residents. These wretched animals roam the streets day and night and seem to open gates with ease. Woe betide the garden into which these ravenous^ brutes force their way. They have already licked the varnioh off my buggy, eaten the clothes and pegs off the line, and tossed me in the street as I cycle home in the dark. I do not blame the cows, for they are seemingly given over by their owners to take their chance. Why not shoot them and rid the town of a nuisance 1 Whose duty is it to carry out this humane act ? I will do it if the owners grant me permission in your nexb issue. -Yours, &c., GRIZZLER. Murchisuu, 28-9-14. The Bishop.—The" Lord Bishop of fcho Diocese will visit this district on Sunday, October 25th. His Lordship will hold- a Confirmation Service in Ch...
Close Seasons for Fish. [Newspaper Article] — Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express — 2 October 1914
Close Seasons for Fish. Crayfish—The whole year for all less • than 9 inches in length, and for Female Crayfish from 1st June to 30th Novem ber. Black Fish, 1st September to loth De cember. English Trout, 1st May to 31st August. English Roach in River Yarra, from 15th September to loth November. Gippsland Porch, 1st August to 30th November. Murray Bream, Murray Perch, Murray Cod, 1st October to 30th November. Blackfish... 4 ozs. Murray Cod lMbs. Bream ... 5 ,, Murray Perch 8~ozs. Bream,Silvero ,, Perch ... 5 ,, Cat Fish... 4 ,, Perch English 4 ,, Crayfish—length 9 ins. Trout—all kinds 8 ozs. Lake Waranga Inlet olosed August 1st po November oQfch, both dates inclusive..
Magisterial Inquiry. [Newspaper Article] — Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express — 2 October 1914
Magisterial Inquiry. A magisterial inquiry touching the death of Irvin Luther Darby was held by Mr R. Knight, P.M., at the court-house yesterday afternoon. Robert Calvin Darby, hotelkeeper, of Murchison, deposed that he identified the remains of dtcsased as those of his twin brother, who was 42 years of age, single, and licensee of the Football Club hotel. Hiram M'Nicol, laborer, Rushworth, deposed that he was in company witn deceased on the previous day. They drove out to the Minor Outlet fishing. About seven o'clock they started for home. They pulled up at the wine shop and had some drinks. He (witness), did not get out of the gig. Deceased came out about eight or half-past, and was perfectly sober. They started for home. Fred Anderson's trap went on in front of them but they passed him before they got to- the Tatura road bridge. When they got to the bridge Fred Anderson passed them and he was a few yards ahead when they struck some obstruction. He fell out and whan he got up he s...
Welcome Home. [Newspaper Article] — Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express — 2 October 1914
Weleome Home. He was a pianist, scarcely out oi Mb teens. He had been sent abroad by wealthy friends for a four years' course in his chosen art; had there after spent a year on the concert stage, and behind a vanguard of newspaper reports of his success abroad, he was now coming home. "When his train drew into the sta tion and came to a stop, the pianist, evincing the artistic temperament in his hair as well as in his manner, de scended to the platform. At the same time the crowd of enthusiastic towns people drew aside to allow his proud but modest mother to be the first to welcome her son. When she had reached him, how ever, she suddenly gave a gasp and stood stock-still, staring at him. The next moment she burst into sobs and tell on his neck. The "unkindest cut of all" among unintentional sayings capable of a satirical application was that of an old pew-opener in a southern county. She was in attendance on the rector, the churchwardens, and a city archi tect, poking the woodwork ...
Shocking Fatal Accident. [Newspaper Article] — Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express — 2 October 1914
Shocking Fatal Acci dent. —:o: A shocking accident, by which Mr Irvine Darby, of the Football Club Hotel, Rushworth, met his death, oc curred on Wednesday evening last. From what can be gathered it seems that deceased, in company with Mr Hiram M'Nicol,. had been fishing at the minor outlet, and as this was the closing day of the season they had stayed somewhat late, together with others who had also been having a try. Deceased was driving a gig, and had reached a point'just on the Rushworth side oE the crossing over the main outlet channel on the Tatura road. Here, it appears, the driver of another vehicle came along and deceased pulled to one side to allow him to pass. Just what happened would be hard to say, but Mr M'Hicol states that the first he knew he was out on the road. On picking himself up lie saw deceased lying on the road, and on speaking to him he got no answer. He next turned him over and at once saw that he was seriously injured. A . remarkable feature about the whole...
Rushworth Caledonian Society. [Newspaper Article] — Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express — 2 October 1914
Rushwopth Caledonian Society. A meeting or one uouncii or cne acove was held on Saturday, when there were present—Messrs J. Burt Stewart (presi dent), D. Mathers, J. M. Scott, Jas. Wall, Hugh Fraser, Jas. Raff. An apology was received from Mr Jno. M'Crae. ^ Mr Stewart moved and Mr Raff se conded—That regret be recorded at the death of the late Mr James Brydon, and that a letter of sympathy be forwarded to his sons and daughters. Carried by the members rising. It was decided to issue circulars in viting subscriptions with the object of reducing the overdraft. The fixing of the date of the next gathering was deferred for one month. Mr Wm. Cameron tendered his resig nation as secretary as he had joined the second expeditionary force. Mr Wall moved and Mr D. Mathers seconded—That the resignation be ac cepted with regret. Carried. Mr Raff moved and Mr Mathers se conded—That Mr Hugh Fraser be ap pointed secretary. Carriod. The meeting then closed.
COMMERCIAL. PRODUCE MARKET. Oct. 1st, 1914. BUYING. [Newspaper Article] — Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express — 2 October 1914
COMMERCIAL.. PRODUCE MARKET.. - Oct. 1st, 1914. BOYING. Xr Wheat, per bushel ... ' r ... 0 Oats, per bushel ... ... 0 Butter, per lb., from ... 0 Eggs, per dozen, from ... 0 Rabbit Skins, mixed, lb., from 0 0 SELLING. Flour, per bag ... ... 0 17 Chaff, per ton ... ... 5 15 . Oats, per bushel ... ... 0 3 Bran, per bushel ... ... 0 1 Pollard, per bushel ... 0 1 Bacon, per lb., from ... 0 1 Cheese (matured), per lb 0 1 Potatoes, per ewt. ... ... 0 7 Butter, per lb. ... ... 0 1 Eggs, per dozen ... ... 0 0
Presentation to Mr E. O. Risstrom. [Newspaper Article] — Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express — 2 October 1914
Presentation to Mr E. O. Risstrom. On Monday evening last members of the Rushwortli Rifle Olub to the number of a dozen assembled at the contractor's room, shire hall, to say farewell to tlieir old comrade, Mr E. 0. Risstrom, who is leaving the district for the metropolis. Captain Parrott said they had had in Mr Risstrom a real genuine rifleman, and one whom they could ill afford to lose. They all wished him success in the future. The president (Mr Burt Stewart) re marked on the advantages of being a rifle shot, and in a time such as this these men meant a lot to the country. He had much pleasure in offering to Mr Risstrom a small token of the esteem in which he was held by the members. They had contributed to this, and it was offered as a tangible expression of their regard for him. Mr T. G. Anderson heartily endorsed i all that had been said. Mr Risstrom j had always done his utmost in the | interests of the club. Mr E. W. Armstrong also expressed his appreciation of Mr Risstrom a...
Patriotic Concert at Carag. [Newspaper Article] — Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express — 2 October 1914
Patriotic Concert at Carag. A concert in aid of the barag school patriotic fund was held in Mr Ward Sprunt's barn on Wednesday evening last, when there was a crowded atten dance, visitors being present from Rushwortli and the surrounding district. The chair was occupied by Mr J. Fulton, who, in a few well-cliosen re marks, extended a cordial welcome to all present and explained the objects of the concert. The programme was then entered upon and was as follows, the various items being very much appreciated :— Song, " This little bit of the world belongs to us," Mr Jos. Slee. Musical dialogue, Mrs Peart, three Miss Kings and Mr Col. Cameron. - Song, " Sing tome," Miss Walsh. Recitation, " Fair Australia," Miss V. Crothers. Song, " Red, white and blue," Mrs Peart. Song, " In the Navy," Miss King. Song, " The Sea is Britain's Glory," Mr P. H. Peart. Recitation, " The Revenge," Mr Martin. Song, "The old brigade," Mr Jos. Slee. Song,'" Roses," Miss Walsli. Recitation, "Nothing suited him,...
WARANGA SHIRE COUNCIL. TUESDAY, 6TH OCTOBER, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express — 9 October 1914
WARANGA 8HJRE OOUNOIL Tuesday, 6th Octobib, 1914. ^Present—Ors W. Qaan (president), J. M'Kee, Jno. M'Crae, I. Fa phy, J. 0. Sexton, R. A. Williams, Jno. Br..wn and A. Robinson ; W. H. Geyle (secretary). COHHESPON DKNCE. From Water Supply Oommission, ask lDg it there were any objections to E Buhy leasing certain areas at Bailieston, adi lining allotments 118, 120, 121, 12U. 123 and 126. Or Gunn said that under the section nnder which the lease was applied for the lessee must allow free access to any water. Or M'Kee—It wonld be just as well to leave the matter over tor one month to allow of objections. Or M'Crae—Perhaps the applioant requires the grass at once, and there may be no water on the land. Held over for one month. ^ From Chief Inspector Vermin Destruc tion, stating that the conocil should not pay for useless fox skins, and refusing to • allow subsidy on same and also on those unaccounted for in accouat sales. Or Gunn said that a lot of small skins (kittens) were brought into...