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BEMM RIVER. July 29. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
BEMM RIVER. (ituoMi uUt OWN CoitESI'PO?DENT.) July 29. The late rains have opened the en trance to the lake and two fishing craft have come in, the Ruby and the Maria. Both crafts are running regularly to Ouninghame with full freights of fish. Messrs Croft and Gilbert are making great hauls and the Messrs Morgan ate kept busy with a four horse waggon carting to Marlo. The quantity of fish in the lake is extraordinary and the fishermen have no trouble in getting as many as they want. The season is a record one for the Bemm and promises to bring this favorite resort into prom inent notice. About eighteen are em ployed in the industry and the results, not only as to quantity, but financially, are very satisfactory.
CANN RIVER ROAD. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
CANN RIVER ROAD. A correspondent writes:-The recent rains are playing havoc with the new road to the Cann Riyer. The road that has been lately opened is nothing more than a quagmire owing to large 'crab holes extending right across the road, and which should be at once attended to. Otherwise all the traffic will be stopped ae the old road is cut up with gullies, and blocked by fallen timber from beyond the Bell Bird to Cub Terrace. At Stony Creek a deplorable state of things exists. A team of 16 bullocks, belong ing to Mr Hungerford, is bogged and all traffic is stopped. The pig waggons are having great trouble to cross down where the traffic used to cross. The mail coach arrived at Bell Bird very late with a full load of seven passengers, after having what might have proved serious trouble through being compelled. to c:oss the creek lower down. Now sir, if the council does not. do something at once the Country Roads Board will have to be communicated and, no doubt, the Postal Depar...
HOME RULE. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
HOME RULE. The conference of members represent ing the various parties which was ar ranged on the instigatinn of the King closed on Friday last without any definite result. The Chief Secretary for Ireland has stated that the Ministry would now go forward with the proposals which they had already made, which would enable every one of the nine counties of Ulster to vote itself out of Home Rule. He felt sure there would be no civil war. The Lord Chancellor, speaking at the City Liberal Club on Friday, said that the conference failed in details and not in principles. At Dublin, on Sunday, a large quantity of arms and ammunition were landed for the Nationalist Volunteers. A company of the volu steers overpowered the coast-guard at Howth, in Dublin Bay, and a 50 ton yacht, steered by a woman, or man in woman's clothing, landed 2,500 rifles and 17,000 'rounds of ammunition. The volunteers came into .collision with a large body of police and a batallion of Scottish Borderers, and shots were...
MAX ADELER'S STORY. ABOUT THE REAL WASHINGTON. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
MAX ADELtK'S STORY. -4 ABOUT TUE REAL W\ASHINGTON4 "You say," I remarked to the old regro who d 'o the hack, "that you were General Washington's body~; servlant ?" "linat's so ! Dat's jes so, mossa, I done waited on Washington sence he .was so high-no bigger 'it a small chile.'' S"You.? ,know the story then about the cherry-tree and the hatchet ?" Know it .9 Why, I was dar on do spot. I ..,.seen Mosse (_awge climnbe do trIee aftercde cherries, and 1 seen hin, fling do hatchet at de boys who was a -stonin' hint. .I done chase deii bo.ys off ade place meself." "Do yotou remember his appearance as a mant ?9 What he looked like ?" ."es, iidedy: Ile was a kinder short;- chiunky man; sorter fat and heartiy-lookin'- tHe- had chin whis kerso": and imustache and spectacles. Most' g'enrally he wore a high hat ibut I 'se seed him in :a fur cap wid car-au armers " ou were tiot with himn, .of course, when :lie crossed the Delaware-when lie went across the Delaware River ?' "Wid hinm ?9 Yes, sir ...
THE HORSE. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
THE HORSE. The following treatise :on.Alehohorse has been published by the Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Co , Ltd;: DISEASES. &lt; :, IOW. TO' DETECT SICKNESS: The normal tnmporattue? of a hlorse is 100. to 101 deg. Fahi.?atuh d most -Larm urs; aftert little eporelice, :can tell whetheri fe eri is pr.esonlit by placintg the haui iiithldoouthI:.h he general nmethod of takinig' t1he temperature is lby iisertsiig ai cliinical theirmometer in the frect?tii T;e :cotidition of the aniuinial's coat, if iis rotigluh uand staring, will. indicate thue presence of fever without any othem symptoms. The eyes, also ic?dily inidicitto the con ?ested .conldition .:whiich iceompanies feovei. \l II-RkAX. Tis (1i scas attacks nearly all: -aarni-blooded oninidiils, fowls being oneii of : the ex ceptions :'hie disecsc: is spirild: prin cipally tihrouglh ded' : beasts; as previously ,ientioned: Tihe n icio organism which causes .nthinax will remain virulent for:ye?n's. =Thi...
THE WOOL MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
THE WOOL MARKET. IDalgety and Co. Ltd. have now issued a revised edition of their Annual Wool Review, which deals freely with the wool trade and pastoral conditions per taining during the past year, also with the general trade of- the world, and the outlook as regards wool and pastoral matters. The publication, which covers some 100 odd pages, is very complete, and should be read by all those connected with the. wool trade and general pro ducing interests. The figures for the past year are in many ways remarkable. For instance, it is shown that the sheep industry is responsible for 47.81 per cent. of the total monetary value of the exports fromnAustralasia. Some of the principal features of the wool trade are as follow: -The total quantity of wool produced -i.e., exportation plus that used by local manufacturers-during the 12 months has been 2,597,463 bales as - cmpared with 2,297,265 bales for 1912-13. The average weight of the bd les has been 3272 lbs., as against '321 2 lbs. for ...
THE TIDES High water at Marlo and Conran. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
THE TIDES High water at MarIo and Conran. Friday, July 31, 2.10 a.m. 2 53p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2.57 ,, 3.22 ,, Sunday, ,, 2, 3,50 ,, 4.21 ,, Monday, ,, 3, 4.55 ,, 5.32 ,, Tuesday, ,, 4, 6.12 ,, 6.53 ,, Wednesday,, 5, 7.38 ,, 8.11 ,, Thursday ,, 6, 8 44 ,, 0.14 ,, Friday ,, 7, 9.40 ,, 10.4 ,, Saturday, ,, 8, 10.25 ,, 10.44 ,, Sunday, ,, 9, 11.2 ,, 11.20 ,, Monday, ,, 10, 11.36 ,, 11.52 ,, Tuesday, ,, 11, - ,, 12.8 ,, Wednesday, 12, 12.24 ,, 12.40 ,, Thursday, ,, 13, 12.55 ,, 1.12 ,, These times may vary according to weather conditions, westerly winds causing the tides to hold up later.
TRUCKING PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
TRUCKING PIGS " In response to representations made to the Railway Construction officers by Mr G. Scealey and others, Mr F. Nixon has received a telegram stating that in structions have been given to afford facilities for trucking pigs at Stony Creek. The local farmers are now erect ing yards at the place mentioned, which is about 3 miles the other side of Nowa Nowa, and the arrangement will be of great advantage to those forwarding pigs to Melbuurne.
STRANGE HOTEL CUSTOMS. THEY ARE OFTEN UNWELCOME TO THE CASUAL VISITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
STRANGE: HOTEL CUSTOMS. rHLY-. ARE OF'T.E, UNW1ELCOM TO THE C AStlT'AI VISITOR. There are comn.e 'very curious cus tors in vogue intarious hotels and inns in lGreat .Britain. For :instance. theree is n hotel cal led T 'The Old liunidred,'' wheio cus tnomeir itn. orily hayo On driink "i another. is reqiiredi theyihave to go out "or ? walk andd then ieturn for it. " &lt; :' At an hotel in eiii"A cieenshire all boots puiit out to clean ae blackened. Travelleirs and toirists arrive daily with - ello?i or tian hoots and shoes, but all -depar t black i .i..they don't take the fprecaution .to keep them in side their ibedrioom overnight. It w'as, 'ilup. till recently- the custom of the -priorietor tof a well-conducted old-fashio0ned country h"iotcl -ii War wlckshire eery' .Suiday.v'eeiiirg, to intilea'll his. guests an"d casual: cal iei', to accoini?ans? lisiscf iimd the hostess to' ithe:+rice- ' at the- par ishI church-l it 1"osite th; e housrc mean while Oi retuirningfi ron the ci...
HOSPITAL BALLS [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
HOSPITAL BALLS The annual dances in aid of the Or host Hospital Fund will be held on Wednesday and Thursday next. Great preparations are being made for these events, which, it will be remembered, were a tremetndous success last year, an'd a large attendance is expected. On Wednesday night there will be a plain and fancy dress ball, at which prizes will be awarded for the best set of dancers, best lady's costume and best gentleman's costume. Messrs C. O. Drevermann, J. Scouller and W, G;uth will adjudicate and also act as managers. On Thursday night there will be a juvenile dance up to 10.30 p.m., and adults will only be permitted to dance with juvenile partners up to that hour. Prizes will be awarded to the juveniles for the best set, best girl's fancy dress. and best boy's fancy dress. At 10.80 p.m. there will be a waltz ing competition; on its conclusion the flo r will be open to all dancers. The ball on each evening will be opened by a grand march and good music and an excellent ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
Nervous Breakdown Mr. P. R. MILES, a well-known Interstate Traveller, REPRESENTING ONE OF THE LARGEST COMMERCIAL FIRMS IN AUSTRALASIA, WRITES A REMARKABLE LETTER TO CLEMENTS JTONIC? LTD., IN WHICH HE DRAWS THE PUBLIC ATTENTION TO HIS. WONDERFUL RECOVERY TO HEALTH AFTER ALL MEDl CINES FAILED HIM. MR. MILES EMPHATICALLY DECLARES HE CONSIDERS THIS TONIC THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD, BECAUSE HE KNOWS WHAT IT DID FOR HIM AND FOR HIS SYDNEY FRIEND WHO ADVISED HIM TO TAKE IT, AND WHOM IT CURED OF RHEUMATISM AFTER HE HAD BEEN CON SIDERED INCURABLE. READ THIS LETTER-IT IS GOOD READING FOR THOSE WHO DESIRE TO REGAIN HEALTH. Commercial Travellers' Club. Moore St. Sydney, 3/4/13, L1REMIKNTS YONIC .LTD., " For years I suffered from CHRONIC INDIGESTION and DEBILITY and, as my profession is one involving very strenuous duties in the interests of one of the largest international firms represented in Australia, at times I found it very difficult, on account of ill-health, to perform those duties, satis...
CLEARING SALES. Wednesday, July 22. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
CLEARING SALES. Wednesday, July 22. Messrs. J. W. Bird and Co. report: -We held a special clearing sale of furniture, etc., for Mr Geo, Wair, at his residence, Orbost. There was a fair attendance of buyers and good values were obtained for all furniture and household effects. We also held a clear ing sale fur the Rev. L. M. Nancarrow at the Parsonage, on Friday, July 2-. There was a big attendance of buyers and good values were obtained for the furniture and household effects. We also sold buggy and pair of ponies at a satisfactory price. 0 THE - - r ----. PUDLISHIED AT OiRBosT EvEI?R FmIDAY Mon?is . . FRIDAY, JULY 31.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
- Owing tp the fancy dress football match on Saturday the auction sales will commWnce at',12,30 pm,. At a meeting of the committee of the Shire Council on Friday last the tender of McKiinnon and Sons, £5 17s 6 I, was accepted f.r the erection of a culvert at the corner of Nicholson and Stawell streets. No.tenders were accepted for purchase of fencing or grazing on the recreation reserve and these will be re advertised. The election for Essendon to till the vacancy cauned by the resignation of Mr W. A. Watt, the late Premier, re sulted in the return of the Labor can didate by a majority of 1.016 At the previous election Mr Watt had a maj ority of 1,400. Mr E. H. Lees, -nrveyor, has been in communication with the Public Works Department in reference to the fencing offeof the road through Alexander's land at Genoa, and the Department has de cided to have the fencing erected as soon as possible. Mr Lees has also been in tstructed to lay off a bridge on the Genoa River, the work to be ca...
SHEEPSKINS July 22. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
SHEEPSKINS July 22. Dalgety and Company, Ltd, report: Each. Each. Green skins Town. Country. Early shorn ... 8/ to 9/6 7/ to 8/6 to 11/ to 1016 Late do. ... 6/to 7 5/ to'6/6 Hoggets ... 4/ to 7/6 4/ to 7; Lamb3, spring 2/8 to 8/13 2/ to 3/ Dry skins, at per lb. Super. Average. Merino Well-grown 8-1.. to 9t- 7.1 to 87 1 Do., short 7id to 8d 6*d to 7*d Fine and medium Crossbred Pelts, well Well-grown 8? d to 101 - 8d to 9d Do., short 7 d to 8,1. 7+1 to 7/d
ABSENT VOTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
ABSENT VOTERS, The Divisional Returning Officer ad. vises us that electors miy vote previous to polling day before electoral registrar: as absent voters under following c mn ditions. (1) .That no elector may vote under the Absent Voting provisions until afte: 6 p.m. on the 30th inst. (2) That the only electors aho may vote before electoral registrars are thos to whom the declaration applies; that is electors who declare that in pursuance o their avocations or of any arrangment: into which they have already entercd they wiil not on poll'n; day (Septembe: 5), be within any Commonwealth elec toral division. And (3) That electors who are mereli moving to another part of the Common wealth cannot vote as obsent voters until polling day when they may vote at any polling booth in the Commonwealth. No elector will be allowed to vote at an absent voter unless the following declaration is given:-That I have not been and shall not be to.day within the subdivision for which I am enrolled under c...
RAINFALL. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
RAINFALL. July has been a wet month, nearly five inches being registered in Orbost, but as the fall was well distributed it has been favorable to farming and pastoral pursuits. The rain which was predicted a week ago has only amounted to a few very light showers. Recorded at Orbost. 1911 1912 1913 1914 in. in. in. in. January... 7.82 0.62 0.88 1.87 February 3 99 1,53 - 0 51 0.00 March ... 7.06 1.10 9.13 0.61 April ... 0.70 2.54 1 09 2 08 May ... 8.86 3.67 4.68 4.11 June . ... 5.50 1.85 4 99 1.70 July ... 3.21. 4.31 097 4.94 August ... 1.16 1.16 1.32 - September 4.05 1.83 3:32 - October ... 1.10 1.35 4.00 - November 1.22 2.52 1.87 - December 3.50 1.99 0.15 - Total 48.17 24.17 32.41
SPECIAL PIG SALE. Tuesday, July 21. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
% SPECIAL PIG SALE. Tuesday, July 21. Messrs J. W. Bird and Co. report: We held a special sale of pigs on Tues day, July 21st, which was a record for the district. 754 pigs were sold, and excluding a pen of 15 suckers the aver age price obtained for stores and fats was £2 10s 11d. There were plenty of buyers and as the sale progressed the price hardened, several buyers being un supplied at the 4inish of the sale. We sold 107 pigs £3 103 to £3 14s; 50 do, £3 to £3 9s; 227 do,. £2 11s to £2 19-; 125 do,-£2 to £2 103; 85 do, £L 13s 63 to £1 183 6d; 15 suckers, 13s; brood sows to £5 2s 6:; boar £4; balance slips from 27s to 30s. Privately we sold 51 baconers to £1.
REUTER'S CABLES. EUROPEAN CRISIS BELGRADE BOMBARDED. London, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
REUTER'S CABLES. EUROPEAN CRISIS BELGRADE BOMBARDED. London, Wednesday. The Austrians are now bombarding Belgrade, the Servian capital. FAILURE :OF NEGOTIATIONS. Austria and Russia failed to arrive at an agreement and negotiations were broken off. RELIANCE ON BRITAIN. The feeling in Berlin is that the only hope for relif in the situation is in Britain mak:ng a definite statement as to the attitude she will assume in the event of her allies being drawn into the war. BULGARIA NEUTRAL. Bulgaria promises to remain neutral. EFFORTS BY GERMANY. Germany -is endeavoring to restore communications between Vienna and St Petersburg. The anxiety is intense in Berlin. BRITISH FLEET. The British first fleet has sailed from Portland to an unknown destination. The military forces are not mobilising but the sailors have been recalled. AUSTRIAN MANIFESTO. A manifesto. issued by the Emperor' Francis Joseph. denounces the open hostility of Servia and.regrets that he is compelled to grasp the sword. RUSS...
ORBOST CATTLE MARKET. Saturday, July 25. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 31 July 1914
ORBOST CATTLE MARKET Saturday, July 25. Messrs A Macarthur and Co report: -We had a good yarding of cattle and pigs. There was a good attendance of buyers and keen competition- was shown throughout the sale. The fat cattle were the best that have been in for some time, and prices ruled firm at late rates. We sold-Best cows to £11 Is from £7 14s; others from £6 16s to £7 10s; best heifers to £6 19s. Good condition ed cows from £4 to £4 7s 6d; steers 3 yr old at £5 7.; cow and calf (low con dition) at £4; springer at £5 17s 6d. Pigs.-Market ruled -at slightly im. proved rates. We sold best baconers to £3 16=; medium from £2 17s to £3 7s; small stores at £1 17s; slips at 21s 63; sows and litters to £4.