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KERANG SHIRE COUNCIL. TUESDAY, 5th MAY. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
KIERANG SHIRE COUNCIL. 1 TUESDAY, 5th MAY. .The ordinary monthly meeting of the above was held at the Shire Hall. Present-Crs. Radcliffe (president), Richardson, Peacock, O'Donnell, King, Bourke, Westblade and M'Cann; REPiORTS. The following reports were read and dealt with at the Shire Council meet ing on Tuesday: The Tramway Manager, Mr D. G. Rattray, reported having collected for the past four weeks ending 2nd May: -Passengers, £185 1ls8d d; timber, £70 8s 9d; goods, £140 Os 10d; live stook, £10 15s 6d; mails, £14; total, £871 7s 9d; weekly average, £92 17s, The following is a list of rates collected since last meeting-North, East Riding-Current, £50 18s; ar rears, £5 18s; total, £56 lls. South East Riding-Current, £108 16s; arrears, £4 s ; total, £118 1is. North-West Rlding.-Current, £89 17s; arrears, nil; total, £89 17s; South-West Riding-Current, £114 18s; arrears, nil; total, £114 1Ss; interest, 9s 7d. Grand total, £824 1ls 7d. Thistle Inspector Gillies reported I beg to repo...
R. R. LANYON V. JAMES RICHARDS. ALLEGED BREACH OF DUTY. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
R. R. LANYON V. JAMES RICHARDS. ALLEGED BREACH OF DUTY. That while retained as plaintiffs so licitor and as such instructed to obtain frpm one Percy Sinclair M'Connell, of Barham, commission agent, pavment of an account due by th said M'Connell to the plaintiff, or alternatively to obtain the return of a certain motor cycle and side car from the said M'Connell in lieu or in part satisfaction of such pay ment, defendant did negligently or tn breach of his duty as such solicitor for the plaintiff (a) neglect and disregard the plaintiff's lawful msttactions to in form him of the progress of defendant's negotiations with the said M'Connell and ot the whereabouts of the said motor cycle and side car wheri the same were in defendant's possession .and, or, (b) induce or allow* the said Percy Su clair M'Connell to make away with the said motor cycle and side car and to transfer or purport to transfer it to de fendant with intent, or so as to defeat and prevent any attempt on behalf of the p...
CLAIM FOR RENT. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
CLAIM FOR RENT. J. C. Rundle and another v. A. M'Beati, £79 17s. In this case Messrs J. C. Rundle and Myles O'Brien executors of. the estate of the late Robert Wilson, of Mystic Park, claimed the above sum for rent alleged to be due to the estate. iMr Dethridge instructed by MIr O'Brien, appeared for the executors, and Mr Lewis instructed by MIr Balmer, for the lefendan~. Ashil of £30 was paid into Scourt. MIr Dethridge in openin_ the case, said it presented some pecuihar features. Mr M'Beath wnas a tenant of MVilsof'synd at a certain period owed Wilson £96 3s for rent. Myles O'Brien, so!icitor, Kerang, said he was one of the executors in the es tate of the late Robert Wilson. Saw defendant in November last year in company with Mr Rundle at his farm. 25w8; 'Sno-mat--st-~ e "tiff- agteed-iinth-tte testator Wilson, that he should buill a house for the value of the balance between £46 he had paid him that day and the £96. Asked him if he had built the house. II said he had aban doned t...
A Horrified Dandy. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
A Horrified Dandy. A dandy, who was seated on the balcony of an hotel among a large company was exquitely dressed, and very, highly perfumed with musk, which is very disagreeable to some persons. A plain farmer, happening to pass -near him, commenced sniffing suspiciously, and, looking around him for the cause of the musky effluvia, he soon -smelt out the dandy, and thus addressed him2 "I say, mister, I can tell ye what'll take that smell out of yer clothes; just bury 'em for a week under ground. MIy uncle ran agin a skunk once, and---" But before the sentence was finish ed the enraged dandy sped from the crowd to escape the shouts of laUgh ter, while the innocent farmer, who only meant to do him a kindness, was iWondering what caused his sudden de parture. "'According td this paper," observed Mr. Goodwin, "a man has lived a year on beer alone."' "Well, that's as it should be," obh served Mrs. Goodwin. "Any man who lives on beer ought togbe compelled to live alone."
VEHICULAR ACCIDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
VEHICULAR ACCIDENTS. A vehicle accident, whicdh: narir owl escaped being extremely serious, oc curred in Kerang in the early hour of Wednesday morning, when a part consisting of MessrIs R. Gillies ant Redmond and the Misses Foley ant Humphries were returning from Bae Bael, The drag was pulled up at Mi Dellar's where Miss Foley resides. Mi Redmond jumped out to assist thal young lady out. Mr Gillies pulled th&lt; horses round on the lock to permit oi Miss Foley getting out, but in the dark he evidently pulled round too far and smashed the pole. The smash startled the horses. They reared up and bolted down Vaughan Street towards the rail way crossing. Just between Messrs Ded kin's and Webb's the front wheels of the vehicle probably turned.on the lock, having no pole to guide them. ?The result was the drag completel cap sized, throwing the occupants violently on to the road. The noise occasioned by the smash woke up the Webb family; who were out of bed in' a moment and gave all...
No Wonder Joe Went. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
No Wonder Joe Went.. An excited middle-aged lady bounced Into a suburban police-station and ac costed the inspector on duty: *Where's my Joe?" she demanded. "Beg pardon, madam-dog, I pre sume?" said the officer. "Don't you dare to presume nothing of the kind," snapped the lady. "Dog, indeed! No, sir, husband-my hus band. He's missing, disappeared, de camped---" "You don't say so?" "But IIll have you to understanid that I do say so, young man. How dare you sit there and flatly contradict a ratepayi;?-leastways the lawful wife of one. I'll report you, sir. Do you hear that? I'll report you! Where's my husband ?" "Mysdear madam--" "How dare you call me your dear madam? Do you think that I came here to be insulted? I tell you my husband has decamped, and you sit there like a dummy? What do you think of that?" "We!l, madam," responded the police inspector. "I haven't the pleasure of your husband's acquaintance, but I should .say he is a very wise' mnan. Constable, show this lady out!"
KERANG SHIRE COUNCIL. TUESDAY, 5th MAY. CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
GS"? GsRE COUNCIL. "UFsPgysI, 5th.hlBAY. iath Dept, a circular to pnblico odrawing attention to S antmination of ples, e hofn ce d without protec harenet with a view of pro o' rco -Referred to Inspec t. C;trf ? Fire Brigades Board, g he co ci[ that its proportion hd e oard i5 £25 is 6d Ot'iDgtntder the hore sceived. rtert. and Water Supply ..hi Rti ver a.e counofl that if r o~i0 Dn on the Avoca river lis li.shd ib the end of August rR nl. will give consideratiOn to S?5d topping diversion until ;10dOmestic requirements are as r SOeO in reply to the council's t Ssa'm mmission's district engin Sthe o the council that permission vngted tr emove growths near the rtio ne Mile Cereek, which im eon A: of water, but that the a theso no s eeits way clear to iohe tdohe work.--Receied. e to dinent of Public Works, re tnctCo Reinforced Concrete and oerFP to build a bridge over the to, a pproving of same, but gCIiciivr to the fact that the jotio s do not provide for payment Bmom "g which must be ...
FLEAS AND FLIES HAVE THEIR PARASITES. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
FLEAS AND FLIES HAVE THEIR PARASITES. The latest discovery announced in the Paris Academy of Sciences is that of the parasite of the flea, which, it is claimed, is the chief agent in the spread of the plague and other dis eases'transmitted by this insect. Pulex irritans, as the flea is called in scientific writing, is the victim of . the leishmanioses, which live in the flea's diggstive tubing, and it is this parasite of our parasite which really transmits the plague and other infec tions, and not the much-abused flea aimself, who is only indirectly re sponsible, being compelled to carry this parasite once it finds lodgment in his anatomy. The flea'looks small enough to our eye, and he 'is so lively that no one ever thought that any other parasite - could catch him, hbut it seems that not only do the leishmarnioses catch him, but they also catch the plague, or yel low fever, and are the mnst important carriers of the germs. This discovery has much to suggest to our investigators, fo...
AN ESSAY ON HEALTH. What Not to Do to Keep Well. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
AN 808AY ON HBALT.H. What Not to Do to Keep Well. MIan drinks whisky, and that clogs." the valves; he drinks beer, anad that clogs the wheels; he swallows lem onade, ginger-ale, butermilk, tea, cof fee and cocoa, and then wonders why the boilers do not burn. If you should take an ox and put him through a like performance he would be dead ill a month. The sim plest and plainest laws o] health are outraged every day by the average man. Did Adam smoke? Did Eve wear a0 corset? Did Solomon chew tfobac co? Did Ruth chew chocolates! Did the children of Israel make for a beer garden" after crossing the Red Sea?. Did Rebecca chew bonbons and ice cream and call for soda-water? Adam was the first man, and was made perfect from head to heel. tHow long could he remain so after eating plum-pudding before going to bed? Suppose he had slept in a bedroom five by seven, with the windows closed down, the door,s shut, and two dogs under the bed! Suppose Eve had been laced up in a corset, worn tight sho...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. Lime powder well sprinkled where cockroaches abound will drive them away. SIf bacon is soaked in water for a few minutes before frying it will pre vent the fat from running. - When starching holland pinafores, put a little strong tea into the starch. This keeps the garments a good col or. When boiling fowls or fish; add to the water in which they are boiled the juice of half a lemon. This will make them beautifully white. - If moths are in a carpet, spread a damp towel over the' part and iron it dry with a hot iron. The heat and steam will kill the worms and eggs. When washing chamnois leathers'add a little ammonia to the water. This cleans them beautifully, and helps to make them soft and pliable. When making a roly-poly pudding, after spreading the paste .with jam sprinkle a layer of fine breadcrumbs before rolling and tying up. This pre vents the jam from boiling out. Old nail holes in wood may be filled up by mixiig sawdust with glue till it is the consistency ...
PIANO AS ANODYNE. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
,PIANO AS ANODYNE. The "New York Herald" quotes a curious case of music 'being used as an anodyne. The incident occurred at Poughkeepsie,.and the subject was a boy, aged fourteen years, named Ste phen Klanatsky: -. • An artery in Klanatsky's wrist 'was cut with a roie While at play. The firsat repair of the artery was not suc cessful, and accordingly Dr. John N. Bassin decided to re-open the wound and do the work over again. TIhp boy's heart was too weak .for ether, and Dr. Bassin called a little girl in from next door, and hsked her to play on the piano. She said it was a "riighlai'd Flin,." She was asked to play it as best she could, and-the boy was directed to concentrate his nmind on the music. Hiea did so, and-the surgeon perform ed the.. o?eration without difficulty. Later;, tll'e"lby said he felt little pain. Dr. Bassin said he had used music as an anaesthetic on. a man less than a year ago, and thatit had proved satis:
Held Over [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
Held Over Several reports and matters of local interest are unavoidably held over Government Accounts. The following accounts are awaiting payment at the sub-Treasury, Kerang: J. White D. Findlav, M. J. Garner, M. A. Hartis, Dr. Jacobs, T. L. Murphy, J. M'Kay and Co., A. D. Randall, A. E. Smith, Shirp of Kerang, H. Thomp son, 31. I3. Westbnook, Pyramid Hill Town Common. Sale of Town Property. One of the most important sales of town property ever held in Kerang will take place on Tuesday, 19th inst., when, under instructions from the executors, Messrs Geo. A. Bence and Co. in con- junction with Messrs Edward Tren- chard and Co. will offer.for sale by auc- tion, at Bence's rooms, the whole of the valuable town properties in the es- tate of C. G. Punch deceased. Sale of Township Allotments Attention is directed to the sale of Kerang township allotments by Donald McDonald at his bazaar at 12,30 to-day As the number of desirable allotments are steadily decreasing, those who wish to acqui...
IMMIGRATION RETURNS. DECLINE IN FARM SEEKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 12 May 1914
IMMIGRATION RETURNS. DECLINE IN FARM SEEKERS. According to areturn just prepared by the Immigra ion Bureau, 1,399 as. sisted immigrants arrived during the four months. of the present year ended April 30, as compared with 1,031 dur ing the same period of last year. The number included 730 British lads, as compaied with 120, but there was a marked decrease in respect of all other classes of immigrants Only 17 land seekers, representing 49 souls were brought to this State, as against 62 representing 220. souls, during the cor responding term of last year. The number of farm workers who arrived was 299, representing 472 persons, at against 345, representing. 448 'persons, while 148 domestic servants arrived, as compared- with 243.- In- 1912 .as many as 383 land seekers representing 16557 souls were obtained, and accord ing.to their statemetts brought with ,them a total capital of £99,660, Dar ing the. following year the number of farm:seekers who, arrived was reduced to 229,' represed?t...
CLùARING SALE. Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 12 May 1914
CLi:tRI1vG SALE, Wediesday. Andrew S. Muir & Co report hav. ing conducted a highly succes ful cleat ing sale of dairy herd, etc, on tbe above date at "'fresco," Mystic Park on account of Messrs Tumour an Stone. There was a good attendance of buyers from the burrounding di: tricts and every lot submitted me' with spirited comFetition, and realised satisfactory prices. The whole herd of 35 cows averaged £6 7s 6d. Prices were as fullowm :-Fat cows £6 17s to £8; springers.£6 5s to £6 15s; milch cows, £5 to £8; shorthorn bull £5; yearling horthorn bull £2 2s; "Mel: otte" separator, £15; sows, £3 15s; light weight baconers, £3 4s; porkers t2 2s.
COMMERCIAL. KERANG HORSE SALE. Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 12 May 1914
COMMERCIAL. KERANG HORSE SALE. Tuesday. Andrew S. Muir & Co report hayv ing held their usual monthly horse sale at their bazaar on the above date fdr which a go. d yarding came for ward. There was a good demand foi ,di useful farm horses and prices rea lised were higher than previous sales We yarded 60 horses which slad as follows:-Draught mares 6 and 7 years old, £29 5s to £30; draught geldings 4 to 7 years, £23 to £26 10s; delivery sorts, £18 to £21 ; lige£t horses, £10 to £12; ponies £9,; 18 months old filly £17 15s.
CORRESPONDENCE. THE FOX PEST. (To the Editor "Kerang New Times.") [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 12 May 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. . THE FOX PEST. (To the Editor "Kerang New Times.") Sir,-Foxes are very plentiful in this district, probably on account of the young lambs. Mr : F. Sanders, with his well known dog Tim,- has caught several with much difficulty one day having to run two miles after one, which he finally caught in the Calival Creek. Mr Fred Peel, another resident of this district, has also got some scalps to his belt, so it would be a day well spent if the farmers were to take one off in the destruction of foxes. R. A. WISHART. Macorna, 4 1.I 14.
FLASHES BY WIRE. "NEW TIMES" SPECIAL SERVICE. PER REUTERS AGENCY OVERSEAS & AT HOME. CABLES. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 12 May 1914
FLASHES BY WIRE. "NEW TIMES" SPECIAL SERVICE. PER REUTERS- AGENCY OVERSEAS & AT HOME. CABLES, The volcanic explosions at Etna in Sicily are said to equal in vio lence to those which destroyed Messina in -1908. Many villages been destroyed, and important towns seriously damaged. It is believed that many hundreds of lives have been lost, and thous ands are rendered homeless by the destruction of their houses. Parties of soldiers are giving great help in rescue work at the scene of the earthquakes. Latest reports show 100 killed and 500 injured. King Victor Emmanuel has given £4000 to the relief fund, and the Queen has given medicine and clothing. His Holiness the Pope has also contributed a large sum. Another gun running exploit has been carried out in Ulster at Carrickfergus where the compon ent parts of 24 field guns -were landed and removed to a safe place. Reports have been received at Sofia of massacres in Bulgaria by Servian soldiers. Parke, the English tennis cham pion,...
KILLING OPOSSUMS. A SEVERE PENALTY. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 12 May 1914
KILLING OPOSSUMS. A SEVERE PENALTY. A man named Arthur Poole, who was camping in the Mitiaino district. and had a number of opossum skins in -his tent, was paid an unexpected visit by the police recently, and ht was brought before the Petty Sessions at Rochester on Wednesday ]ast Poole was charged with killing native game which were protected, atd be ing found in possession of opossum skiLs. He pleaded guilty. Superinten. dent Dungey prosecuted. Constable Bruce, of Mitiamo, said that he found in accused's camp 57 opossum skins. Mr M. O'Neill, who appeared for Poole, explained that the latter was employed in the district well sinking, and the skins were collected during the past twelve months, not for sell ing, but for-making a rug. Afine of £2, with L3 costs was imposed, with a fine of 5s for each skin, the total amount being L19 5s. There were charges against two mates of Poole, who were in camp with him but Superintendent Dungey, in view of the sharp penalty imposed, withdrew them...
MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 12 May 1914
MELBOURNE. Constable Lambell on Saturday arrested Henry Jones, alias Cur rie, at Mooney Valley racks, for passing a spurious sovereign to a bookmaker. The prisoner, when searched, had two more spurious sovereigns and £6 10s in genuine gold. A detective is inquiring into robberies from railway stations at Mitcham, Blackburn, Tunstall, Camberwell, East Canterbury, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert on Sunday night. William Gothard was sentenced to a year's imprisonment for ob taining money by false pretences in cashingused postal notes from which the paid stamp had been erased. Federal members on both sides of the House express surprise and annoyance at the action of the Go vernment in allowing the official secretary to the Government to control and issue invitations for the swearing-in ceremony of the new Governor-General. Hi therto such functions have been controlled by the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives. The police and officials of the of the Lice...
RURAL PRODUCERS. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 12 May 1914
RURAL PRODUCERS. An effort is being made to have a meeting in lendi go of delegates from the various branches of the disbanded ural . Producers 'Association, with a view to the formation of an organisa tion on different lines. "\V.F.K.," writing in the "Advertiser," says:-"The disbandment of the Rurel Producers: Association, brought about by the executive's fear that it would be cited before the Arbitration Court by the Rural Workers' Union, has had the effect of depriving. the farmer and rural producer of a multitude of bene fits, which he could enljoy only by means of membership of such. a body. While the facts, in themselves, which led the executive to the decision are no doubt sufficient to call for seri ous considenation, there is a deep rooted feeling amongst the rank and file that the members anid district coun cils should have been consulted before such a drastic move was made. The opinion is quite general that, in the face of the powerful attack which was threatened by the ...