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News of the Day SUGAR BAG DONATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
News of the Day SUGAR BAG DONATIONS. Since last acknowledgment the following donations of sugar bags have been received by Mr W. A. Morgan :—State School, 20 ; Mrs A. Sellick, 12 ; Mrs D. Beckham, 12 ; Mr A. Lewis, 12 ; Mrs Lough rev, 12 ; Miss Taylor, 10 ; Mr Cruickshank, 10 ; Mrs C- \V. Etn onson, 7 ; Miss Davidson, 6 ; an onymous, 6 ; Mr W. Coats, 4 ; Corack Red Cross Society, 3 ; Mrs S. G. McPherson, 1. Many more are needed—immediately.
A New Valuation. IN THE SHIRE OF BIRC[?] [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
A New Valuation, ■ IN TI-IE SHIRE OF BIRCH The Birchip Shire Council recently made a new valuation rateable property, aucl are uov| viting appeals from those who aggrieved at the valuation, of the valuations, which may ' interest to our readers, are as unS South Riding.—Johu Harty.j ack, 320 acres improved, OS I S. Madder, Corack, 300 acres proved, £38 ; A. L'.. McCall Corack, 320 acres, ,£39; G. afl Rodgers, Corack, 523 ' acres j proved, j£42 ; L. W. Rowe, chem, 121 acres at Corack, Chas "Warue, Corack, 620 a| ^90 ; Joseph A. Warns,^ Mcj Plains, 320 acres, ,£37. Tlieal land' is all situated at Cor] Land at Warmur -.—Mrs Mard Barnes, Watchem, 637 acres! proved and ina'lee, £78 ; Mar| Couuellau, Watchem, 1590 aq /J22>\ ; Samuel W. Fielding, chem, 1160 acres, .£167 ; Fielding, Watchem, 181 acres, j G. W. Fietdiug, Watchem,; acres, ,£28 ; Percy J. ivlerritt, \ chem, 470 acres, *"6o ; Alfre Mullaue, Watchem, 669 acresj proved, ,£S2 ; Mary Mullaue, chem, 212 acres, £30 ; O'Couuor, Wat...
GOODS CARRIED GRATIS. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
GOODS CARRIED GRATIS. Miss Margaret Littlejohu, secre tary of the L,ady Mayoress' Patriot ic League, has written as follows to Mr W. A. Morgan, of Douald :— "The Lady Mayoress aud her com mittee desire to thank you most sin cerely for your very generous help, both as regards the sheep skins and the sugar bags. I am sorry that at present we have not any of our spe cial labels, but these are not necess ary, as any goods addressed to us on any kiud of label will be carried i free."
Epistles to the Edito[?] THE CALL TO THE COLO[?] [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
Epistles to the Edito9 THli CAM, TO THE COL* Sir,—Iu the last issue otl Times ''Soldier's Relative" hi word or t.wo it reference tof Federal recruiting scheme, ia wl the soldier's relative states thatf i remarks of Cr Cautwell ate of tionable, as the Shire President? the scheme was coercive. Wef agree with Cr Cautwell. The ] ister of Defence certainly decll that it was not compulsory to i endorse the personal appeal but the Prime Minister ernpbat] ly declared it to be obligatory, kuow that when Billy Hill speaks, he means what he saysj this scheme fails under the prl i title, Billy will no doubt call it 1 r! scription—and then Iceberg It J | Senator.Bakhap, Cr Basset, anj bproat will be happy. —I am. &H ONE OF THE BO Donald, December 2.3. 1
STOCK SALES AT DONALD [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
STOCK SALES AT DONALD Young Bros, Donald, report hav ing sold since last report :—A/c Mr J. Walder & Sons, 30 Lincoln rams ; a/c Mr H. Ross, 82 merino wethers; a/c Mr h. McKiunon, 98 cross ewes and lambs ; a/c Mr W. McCurdy, 2 rams ; a c Mr R. G. Learmoutb, 48 sheep ; executors of the late Mr P. Kramer, 27 mixed sheep ; a/c Mr J. G. Nitschke, 95 2-tooth ewes ; a/c Mr J. Malouey, 216 cross ewes and lambs ; a/o Mr Jas Caunard, 15 Lincoln rams ; a/c owner, 503 cross ewes, with 100 per cent lambs, and 318 uieriuo wethers ; a/c Mr A, Brown, 272 2 tooth cross ewes ; a/c Mr K. Matheson, 115 cross ewes, and 170 weaners ; a/c Mr Hugh Ross, 80 merino wethers ; a/c Mr J. G. Nitschke, 100 merino wethers ; a/c Mr F. T. Miller, 1000 2-tooth cross ewes ; a/c Mrs Pickering, two fat cattle ; a/c Mr A- K. Vogel, four fat cattle ; a/c Mr J. G. Nitschke, one bull and two steers ; a/c Mr .!. Cloonau, one harvester. Total sales—3171 sheep and uiue cattle.
The Need of Unity. MR. HAGELTHORN'S VIE[?] [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
The Need of Unityj MR- HAG^THORN'S VIE* The Minister of Agriculture«' that the British Empire stood to-f —after sixteen months of wl shaking couflict—not merely sliakable, but almost unscatH This ivar must engender a ieviv§ sense of national consciousness.1 was impossible that we couldl down the arms with which wet fighting our enemies to resurq conflict almost as destructive an ourselves. The country whicli ganised its forces for war had ' ned the lesson that it could orga for peace. The financial posi] whicli the war would create ■ demand that we should lend oid ergies to a development ofl wealth. How .was that to be da In the first place, there must' nation of efficient men ; and in second, there must ba co-ordina between those men, and not I ilict. Was it too much to hope] the great industrial wars, now &lt; a marked feature iu our dally I were merely a passing phas^ national development ?
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
HEAD OFFICE ~ SYDNEY ©emieiraS Banking- Business priT^ai CITIGQ and TOWNO of AU3TRAUA, and LONDON Cable remittance! made to, and drifts drawn on foreign placea dircct. Foreign bills negotiated and collected. Litton of credit isaucd to aoj part of the world. Banking and Exchange Busines* of everj description transacted within the Commonwealth, United Kingdom and abroad. Current accounts opened. Intereafc paid on fixed deposits. Advance* made against approved necuritiet. Saving's Bank Department BRANCHES in the chief centres and AGENCIES at over Post Offleoa Intorcst at **0/ r Minimum 25S0 &lt;n AulrtraHa per annum 3% Deposit i>,WWai,il Papua up to £300 INTERSTATE and INTEUNATIONAL Savings Hank Facilities JAME5 K 7. L' - Df;-niy Cnnr.m:. DENIS >S MIU.Eii. (liirirnor ^ Gilfillan & Mitchell livan Gwynne Bom, L,.L.B. Barristers and Solicitors. DONALD And at St. Arnaud Commissions for taking Affidavits for High Court, Vic., N.SAV. and W.A. Mr William Mitchell, Notary...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
C T/TaTo " n^?\T7 I® ^is^\ 8i¥ i If MasIIHJ. it Alii J 0 ^ULLUi It A o ? £ M.RI*.0)StMKiaR, SALES ON COMMISSION. AUSTRALIAN, MERCANTILE ^ & FINANCE Careful Valuations Highest Prices, and Prompt Returns. Liberal Cash Advances made upon ensuing Clips, ad all consignments of Wool Grain, and Produce. "**' -ST \T .. (,p \ South William MELBOURNE ace rery liable to catch icireii cM- fii,ey h,°ve to go iu all weathers— often haying to sit in Fifiool with-. "ft ieet. Apart from this, tboy are always fate to ha nith the ri«k from infection—especially when epidemics of lVEioopinjf Coutjh. .Messle*, Diphtheria, Influenza, etc., arc about. Mothers of School Boy* and Girla however con Bo always fREE (! ANXIETY if they hare a bottle of in the house, « one dose of this Medicine at the firft indication of a "cold ' Trill at once "nip in the bod" wfiM might otherwise prove to be a serious illness. Cork the bottle up—the rest will keep. For Coughs, Croup Golds on the Ghest I lie RIiMI£DY with...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
boils and carbuncles. Boils begin as little pimples. If Dr. Sheldou.s Magnetic Liniment is well rubbed in at thio time, they will disappear and give you no furjher trouble. If a boil is developed, blood and matter must be squeezed out, and the wound dressed with Dr. Sheldon's Ma^notic Linimeut. Per sons suffering from boila slionld rub tlio affected thoroughly, twice a day with Dr. Sheldon's Magnetic Liniment, This will prevent the growth of s whole crop of boils. Price, Is Q&lt;1 and 3s. Obtainable I'jryvrlwo. NOTICE ANYTHING WORTH SELt.ING ? Have you anything worth sell ing ? Anything you wish to put to the farmers ? Any goods, machin ery, &c., to place at the doors of the townspeople, farmers, and others ? If so, advertise it at ouce in the Donald Times, which is rapidly in creasing in circulation.
OUR ROLL OF HONOR [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
OUT! ROLL OF HONOR The following is a list of the heroic soldiers Tvho have enlisted from the Donald district. Many of them are now in Gallipoli or elsewhere in the firing line. We would be glad to in sert the names of those unintention ally omitted. A—R Allen, H Allen, XV Abbott, A Allen, S Aitkin, W Adlam. 13—Lieut J C Barrie, R H Barber, ,T Barry, L Birch, 31 Berry, G Blair, \V Barnes, T Bliss, R Bruce, I) Harry, A Box, P Ber.nett, H J Beckham. H H.urd, J Booley, J Bellevell", A \V Barber, M Basset, A Bennett, A Bailee, C Byrne and W Buri»e, J J Bray, B F Baird, A Brockenshiro C—H Caniiard, J Clemir.its, W Coombs, J Cantwell, J Cameron, J T Casey, A Chapman, R Cruikshank, X Cole, A Cleary, M Cahir, J Cavanngh. J Clark, Jack Clarke. 0—C D'Alton, rl Do Melker, J P D'Arcv, O Davey, W Davidson, R Dickie. R Dillou IS—J Egan, J Ktheridgo, A Eischolt, W Eischolt, G Evans. 1* H Floyd, A Foster, N Fielding, J 1'ream, J J Faukner, A Fletcher, R 51 Ferguson, J Fislilock, G—A A Gillies, \V G...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
INDIGESTION is always due to a stomach which is too weak to digest what you vat. It lieods rust; you can't rest it by going without food. That would mean starvation. Hut Dr. Shfldon's Digestive Tabules do tho stomachic work. In the meantime tlio tired organ is regaining. fresh strength. Before long it will bo as strong as ever. A temporary attack can be cured at otlce. A case of long standing naturally takes more time. But the first do=e brings relief. You don't have to diet. Dr. Sheldon's Digestive Tabules will digest any kind of wholesome food. Try them for a week, and see how much bettecyou feel Trice, Is 6d aud 2s 6d per tin. Obtainable every where. Mr W. A. Morgan will hold a special sale of horses at Donald on Wednesday, February 2, and a spe cial sale of cattle ou Friday, Febru ary 4. The usual sheep sale will be held on Saturday, February 5,
Items of Interest. NEWS FROM EVERYWHERE [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
Items of Interest. NHWS FROM KVlSRYWIiKRE The following were the local sales ; at Ibe Ballarat market on Tuesday : A/c Mr R. Rankin, Watchetn, 107 comeback and . merino wethers, 7 crossbred and merino ewes, ami 3 lambs ; a/c Mr Simon Skewes, 45 crossbred and comeback ewes, 12 crossbred wethers, and six lambs ; a/c Mr J. G. Nitsclike, Watchem, 69 shorn lambs. Oa Weduesday afternoon a bowls tournament was played at Donald Park amongst local devotees. The j weather was warm, but an enjoyable; game resulted. The winners were Messrs A. S. Colby aud J. Duuu. j The Donald Post and Telegraph Office will be closed all day on Xmas I Day. Ou Mouday, the 27th, and ou Tuesday, the 2Sth inst., and also ou Saturday, the 1st, aud Monday, the 3rd January, the Office will be opeu each day from 9 a.m. till noon. A young mau named Edwiu Howard, iu the employ of Mr D." P. Mcintosh, of Banyena, was-on Friday engaged iu stack building, when he fell to the ground, disloca ting his right shoulder. He was im...
Concert at Sutherland. OVER £10 REALISED. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
Concert at Sutherland. OVER RKAUSlvD. A very successful and enjoyable concert was held at Sutherland school ou Friday evening. The room was crowded, several persons viewing the performance through the spacious windows. The chil dren contributed many pleasing items, among them being dialogues, songs, and choruses—one by the tiuy tots in Japanese costume, and another alternated by portious of a monologue and patriotic songs, ac companied by the waving of Hags. The contributions of the past pupils were announced excellent. The instrumental music cousisted of a pianoforte overture, selections 011 the mandolin, and national uirs by the orchestra. The vocalists ex hibitel remarkable talent, and the dramatic portious were a feature of the performance and were much appreciated. A basket supper was provided. Great credit is due to the kindness of the parents, and the unselfishness of the young per formers and other helpers who, in spite of the busy season, spared neither their lime nor troub...
Donald Shire Finances. THE ANNUAL STATEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
Donald Shire Finances. THE ANNUAT, STATKMIiNT. The annual statement of receipts and expenditure has been issued by the Donald Shire Council, and a pe rusal of the facts and figures makes interesting reading. It must, in the first place, be understood that the financial year ended on .Septem ber 30. Receipts show a total of ,£5823 10s 2d, inclu.iing ,£2015 (is in current rates, of wh'rh ,£6S2 3s is derived from South, Riding, .£60-1 l()s from the Kast Ridiug, and ,£753 13s from West Riding. Pan f-.-es brought in the sum of £ i32 5s, the majority of which, .£277 7*, is cred ted to the South Riding, where the coinplaiuts also came from ! The receipts alsoin:lule a Government endowment of .£'575, and an advance of .£1000 from the L,oan Accounts. Police court fines di 1 not prove a very lucrative source of revenue, as only ,£11 5s was the net income. The expenditure sheet includes .£530 1-ls -Id for salaries, and ,£150 Is lOd for printing and stationery, whilst ,£105 has been donated to ...
Important Knowledge. RED CROSS SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
Important Knowledge. RKD CROSS SOCIETY. The secretary of the Australia* Red Cross Society writes :—Sir— It is not yeueraily knor.-n that, by the ^enerosicy of the Victorian Gov ernment, perishable goods aud pro duce for the use of the Red Cross is cairied free 011 their railways Now that our Defence Department is opening various convalescent homes in different localities, many of your readers would doubtless like to do something for our b/ave men by sending vegetables, fruit, etc., for their use iu these homes. Ar rangements have been iiiade with the Melbourne City Council Cold Stores for receiviag all such perish able goods. On application to the Honorary Secretary of the Red Cross Society, Government House, special labels will bs sent to use on the packages. Naturally, vegetables and the like must be well packed aud done up iu fair quantities, ot jerwise an unnecessary burden is thrown on the Railway Department, which is so kindly handling these goods with out charge. No packages ...
Commonwealth War Loan SECOND ISSUE IN FULL SWING [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
Commonwealth War Loan SECOND I3SUH IN FULL SWING Applications towards the secoud issue of the Commonwealth War Ivoan are already, no doubt, comiug in freely to the Bank of Australia, and as the prospectus and applica tion forms are available at well over 4,000 bank branches and money or der offices throughout the Common wealth, all classes of the community, throughout the wide space of Aus ■ tralia have equal opportunity of ob taining all information aud making their subscriptions. Applications may be lodged at any bank branch cjr money order office, and a formal receipt obtained that will subse quently be replaced by an official receipt issued by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia 011 behalf of the Commonwealth Government. Ap plications will be accepted for £ 10 or any multiple of that sum, so that people of all means will have an op portuuity of displaying practical pa triotism by subscribing to their ful lest capacity. The amount actually required by the Commonwealth du ring the ...
AN INDEFINITE POINT. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
AN INDEFINITE POINT. The question as to who pays the weighbridge fees uuder the Govern ment wheat scheme has not yet been settled. At the recent meeting at Donald the Rev C- W. Wood stated agents would pay the fees. Subse quently we received intimation that John-Darling & Sous had notified their local representative, Mr W. G. Pitty, that the farmer would have to pay. To get definite information : on the point Cr J. McKweu, of Cherrup, wrote to the President of the Chamber of Agriculture, and a reply was received last week to the effect that the Minister of Agricul ture stated that the matter had uot yet been decided.
CONQUERING THE DROUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
CONQUERING THE DROUGHT. In the course of a series of articles oil "The Wimmera-Mallee," the Age says :—The Water Commis sion, with its Murray and Lonsdale schemes, is solving the problem of water supply for the Wimmera and the Mallee. The Wiuimera-Mallee system, when its uew southern storages are completed, will reserve 122,000 acre feet. With water as sured and adequate supplies of fod der conserved, the drought which occurs in cycles of 10 or 12 years, will be largely overcome. This year, when the crop is stripped, the straw will be burnt off from the paddocks. The losses of stock dur ing the drought have left few sheep available to feed over the fat acres. The lesson of the drought is likely to be forgotten in the rich years expected to ensue. Alternative schemes are suggested for the con versation of fodder :—That the Government should assist farmers by the storage of stocks during the good years, or that cross-country railway lines should bring the lu cerne areas of the irrigat...
The Growth of Donald. NOTES ON THE WIMMERA SOME FACTS AND FIGURES. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
The Growth ot Donald. NOTES ON THE WIMMERA SOME FACTS AND FIGURES. By Derby Ci,onard. When the history of the progress and potentialities of the Wiuiuiera district comes to be written, Donald must necessarily occupy-an import ant place in the narrative, because of its comparative modernnesss and the progressive nature of its citi zens. The township of Donald is prettily situated on the banks of the placid Richardson River, a tribu tary of the Avon River with the junction at Banyeua, and is ISO miles north-west of Melbourne on the Maryborough-Mildura railway. — Tim Climate — The climate of the Donald district is said to resemble that of Italy, and is certainly one of the most perfect agricultural climates in Victoria ■ though less appreciable than that which prevails in Gippsland, iu the Grampiaus, and along the southern coast near Warrnambool and Port land. In the winter the air is fresh and dracitig, and in the summer months dry and healthy. Even in the hottest months, January and ...
CHRISTMAS TRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 24 December 1915
CHRISTMAS TRADE. Holiday shopping will engage, attention this week, and as usual at1 Xtnas time, there are some attrac- • tive displays in the shops. A feature is made of all kinds of goods in favor at this season of the year, and tiade should be more brisk this week than it has'beeu for some time past. The assurance of a bumper harvest increa ses the spending power of the com munity, and vvill .no doubt mean an impetus to trade, which will be appreciated by business people after the dull period through which they have passed. The shops In Donald will remain open ou Friday night (Xtnas Eve), when the town should present an animated appearance. It is understood that the Douald Brass Band will render selections in the streets. Xmas Day and Boxing Day as well as December 28, will be observed as - holidays, aud business will be resumed as usual ou Wed nesday morning. Mr J. Meagher has been appointed to receive wheat at Donald under the wheat scheme for Messrs W. S. Kingston & So...