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One Couple, One Home [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
One Couple, One Home 'Phis is what my old school friend, .Lcent, and I dreamed (says a wrnet to a London paper) wuen, beoamitlg el gaged at about the same time, we planned to spend at least the first year of our married life in one house We should share expenses, and thus save a little money. We could afford to have a good-sized house, in a pleasant suburb, while a ailrd smoking room for the iIn., and a tennis court for ourselves. We would always help each other in the house-keeping troubles bound to afflict such inexperienced people as we were. Best of all, we would be a great deal together. I should expilain that Millicent's hus 4band. was on the Stock Exchange, while mine was a barrister, who had just got over the most critical first years- and was beginning to find a small but steady pracice. But for the co-operative housekeeping plan, each couple would have to b}gin tar ried life mn a very small, house or flat. SWhat actually happened was very different from what we had dretand...
NO MISTAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
NO MISTAKE. The manager of a certain coal com pany knew how to look after his pence. He was what is known and termed a hard and grasping man. "Hold on there, Bill," he shouted angrily one afternoon to an employe who was driving out of the yard. "That coal can't have been weighed. It looks a trifle large for a toy to me." "This ain't a ton, boss," shouted Bill, "it's two tons." "Oh, right you are Bill," said the manager, much mollified. "Beg your pardon, Bill. Go ahead., Bill." Mr. Fitzpatrick (Chi6f Commis sioner for Railways), after investiga tions abroad, has recommended the adoption of the London system of au tomatic signalling when the Mel bourne suburban railways ar. electri fied.
MELBOURNE LETTER [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
tELBOURNE LETTER (From our Speoial Correspondent). This summer has brought more than the uual number of big fires in tile city and suburbs. The losses repro sented by the disasters that have oc curred during the past Low months make a staggering total. , Flourishing business enterprises have encountered serious set-backs because insurance is never anything like adequate compen sation for the dislocation of operations in a live concern, which is asjbad as the actual loss of goods, plant and buildings that go up in smoke, or remain a dole ful tribute to the devastation of an element against which the most elabor ate precautions yet devised are by no means efficient. That thtore has been a vast improvement in the methods of fire fighting, and the equipment and or ganisatson of the metoropolitan bri gades cannot be gainsaid. Outbreaks which have taken place recently and which, although they have caused en ormous damage would, if opposed only by the forces and appliances at dis posal jus...
The "Jacks" [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
.The "Jacks" SMr. Joseph Clayton has written a remarkable memoir of "Fathtier Stanton of St. Albans." Probably no man ci definite, uncompromising views had so many friends irrespective of creed o: calling. There were the "Jacks," for - in stance, who from the slums of Gray's Inn Lane, were persuaded to gather in Stanton's loom at the clergy house for several Sundays, and of whom ie used to speak. T[hey wouldn't :' o their names. "\Ve have all the same name-Jack: call us 'the Jacks,' " was their answer to inquiries. "Weild, after they had been coming for a fairly long time, and I had given them the best instruetion I- 1 could," raid Father Stanton, 'they turned up rne Sunday bringing a large German litho graph, framed, of Christ blessing little children. They said, as I'd been e-cry kind to themi, and tried to do them good, would I accept this token of their gratitude. 01 course, I accept ed it, and then 'the Jacks' simply dis appeared, and no one ever saw or heard anything of them a...
HIDE MARKET Jan. 21. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
HIDE MARKET Jan. 21. Dalgety and Company, Ltd., report: Hides-Increased supplies were brought under the hammer last Thursday, and attracted a good attendance of the trade. Shippers were quieter, and de spite the generally good condition of the offerings, the market was distinctly easier for all classes except stout "heavies.' The latter were scarce, and late values were strongly maintained, otherwise prices were fully $d, and oc casionallyd per lb lower. - We quote: Victorian light-weights ... 7-d to 8Jd do. medium-weights ... 71d to 8;d do. kip weights ...... 8d to 8jd do.. dry condition ... 8jd to 91d do. heavy hides (picked) 9d to 9jd do. - do. do. (stout) .8 d to. 9d do. do. (sheety) ... 7-d to 8d do. bull hides ... ... 5 d to 6-d do. damaged hides and kips ... ........ 6d to 7}d Light Heavy Calfskins ... 9*d to 10ld 6d to 74d do .. meaty. 7jd to 8d 6d to 6d do ou.t ,,. 7J1 to i d to Id
American View of British Farming. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
American View of British Farming. An American, who recently visitet England has nothing but praise for the rural scenes, the superb apstures, and high quality stock, both purebred and grade. T?e hospitality of the people of rural Britain is without bounds, and in saying that. the American only en dorses colonial experience. Having. said the nice things, the American gives soime practical criticisms on the moth ods of doing certain kinds of work on the farm, which do not come up to the American, or even colonial standard. In Lancashire, hie saw men raking hay They had a lumbering hay-cake, out of all proportion heavy. Two men were raking. They had two big, heavy horses. They were going tandem. A big man was riding the first horse, and a second man was driving the second horse. InI America, a boy twelve years old with a lighti horse and a light American sulky rake would do as much as both those big men and big horses would accomplish. In other patces lihe saw gangs of men turning and ...
Grit for the Fowls. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
Grit for the Fowls. Some people have the impression that it is not necessary to supply grit to fowls which are on free range, as the birds will find sufficient for their needs. This may be true when there is a gravel road or seashore, etc., near by to which the fowls have access; otherwise not. In a month's time a large flock of i. wls daily foraging over the -ame space will clear -way all the :uitable grit from a large area. Unless the folws can range where there is an unlimited supply of grit, it will bed necessary to provide thosn with a supply after a certain length ot tune, no matter how much rango they enjoy. On land where poultry had cs er been kept ebfore, a ltook might possibly get along for several years wvtlh the grit which tlhe fowls coula tand .t hand, but. except in ifavorec situat.ons the grit supply runs out. So the poultry keeper must supply the laii. Grit may be bought,' as there are many brands in the market. But with a. grit mill and the material, the poultry far...
Treasure Revealed by Shadow. HOW A BEGGAR FOUND A FORTUNE. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
Treasure Revealed by Shadow. ROW A BEGGAR FOUND A FORTUNE. There has just died in Manutuna a farmer, named Annibale Tosci, who had become a prosperous man without any fort, ge everonge, or foil,. Awai bale, who was 94 at the time of his death owed his success in life to guessing a riddle as mysterious as that of the Sphinx, a riddJe which the citizens of Naples had tried to guess for terty years. In his will hlie tells the ro mniantio story of his acquirement or riches. It appears that about sixty years ago a wsealthy and eccentric 1 renclhman died at Naples. A few days before his death he ord ered the criction of the pillar on his land. which hlie had leased for ninety years, and lie directed that this pillar should be kept in a state of preserve tion after his death. On :t was en gras oel the peculiar inscription: On the first of May I have a golden head. The following first of May, hund reds of peopk, came and peered at the tot) of tit. column, hoping, at the very leas:, to disco...
Items of Interest [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
Items of interest M?me Alice Daschamias, a) Well known French sportswoman, celebrated her 84th, birthday by taking part.'n a lawn tennis, a goh,- and a corcquet match it Lee Touquet. Samuel Roberts, vihlage postman of Llanystumdiwy, has retired s:ater 39 years' service. lie has travelled 150,650 miles :on foot` through every kmian oi weather, anti is still hale amt hearsy. A police dog speedily:vanquished an armed apache . in Paris. The ruffian, drawing a revolver, fired at a. con stable'who -was about to arrest h:i. The bullet flew wide, and the "apaclh?s .wa4 going to fire again, ssyaen the ýoniicemaw' dog seized aim by the ear. ,oreaming with pain,- the apache drop ped '-the revolver, and was at once captured. - i'ho Hamburg policed authorities have made 'a regulation ordering tramway car conductors, under penarty of losing their licenses, not to allow women witon unprotected hIatpins to remain in then cars. .The police are also ordered to take the name and address of women with ...
ORBOST CATTLE MARKET Jan. 24. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
.ORBOST CATTLE MARKET. Jan. -24. Messrs A. Mecarthur and Co. report: -We had second sale, and the usual Saturday yarding forward. Fat cattle showed a marked improvement and young cattle were in good demand at advanced prices. We sold: Fat cows at £5 19s; light do., from £5 1l; heifers (poor) at £2 12s 6d; beifer and calf at £2 18;; weaner calves from 15. 6d to 18s; bad-eco!red do. from 7s Horses. -Cluonper :gelding at £12 15s. Pri vat' ly we sold through the week a line of fat cows at a satisfactory figure. Messrs J. W. Bird and Co. report: -Cattle-We had a fair yarding of mixed sorts, and for young cattle there was a good demand.. We sold-For ward cows, £4 2s; steers, £2 7s; calves, 26s, 24a, 17s; 12 to 18 mos. steers, £2 .1; Jersey steers, 13s 6d. Privately we s:?!d, during the week in conjunction with A. McLean and Co,, 275 furward-cjnditi,,ned bullocks at a good figure. Pigs-A very good de mand for all classes of stores. We sold 20 small stores 33s; 8 slips 24s 6d.
RAILWAY TERMINUS [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
RAILWAY TERMINUS Ors. Lynn and F. A. Nixon waited on the Minister of Railways last week in reference to the proposal to erect the railway station at Newmerella, but the result does not appear to have been very encouraging. The AGE report of the interview is as follows :-" A deputation representing the residents of Orbost waited on the Minister of Railways with a request that the Bairnsdale to Orbost railway line be extended from the present temporary terminus, which is about a mile out of Orbost, into the town. Mr Cameron, M.L A., introduced the deputation, and it was explained that the site of the tem porary terminus, on which the railway department intended to erect a station, was soft alluvial ground washed down by the floods. It was a common occur rence for it to be flooded to a great depth and only recently three cottages situated near it were swept away, The location was too far from the town, and an area of la' d which could be obtained at rouglly the same price in the town a...
MELBOURNE WOOL SALES Jan. 26 [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
MELBOURNE WOOL SALES (BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.) Jan. 26 Dalgety and Company offereda large and attractive catalogue to-day of over 8500 bales. Wools from south-east of South Australia, the Western and Gippsland districts of Victoria were much in evidence. There was a large attendance of buyers and competition was very animated, Owing to the easier position of the money market and firm closing of London sales values were again in favor of sellers, and the market for most wools now shows a dis tinct rise as compared with December prices. Representative sales were: From the Western District of Victoria: Armytage's Mount Sturgeon, 15½d for second combing; Fraser Bros., Hamil ton, 14d for A combing; Samuel Boulch, Rose Park 14d; from south east of South Australia: Rymill's, Penola, 131d; Long Bros., 1831 for crossbred. Gippsland wools made up to 13id. Dalgety and Company's next sale will be held on Tuesday, 3rd Feb ruary, after which there will be no sales for some weeks. The Australian Es...
SPECIAL SHEEP AND CATTLE SALE AT CANN RIVER Monday, Jan 19. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
SPECIAL SHEEP AND CATTLE. SALE AT CANN RIVER Mionday, Ja?i' 19. Messrs A. Macarchbur and. Co. report having held a.si'.mi ' ta-icesfsaftnle at Ward's yards, when they .pliced biefore a iurge attendance of boi 'l? 0il and out side buyers 350 inx d cii te and :280 eheep. Deepite' ihe dry spel hi.'r, ¶aer. buyers for .everything: the 'rices ob tained heing very firmu atd with the exception of a few head the entire: yrd ing clanged habnds.: " The priicipal lines so d were: 25 forward-conditioned cows at £4 2s Gd6; 72 store cows at £.3; 23 nic. 3 year old heifers at. £3 7s 63; 61 heifers, 2 years old, at £2 10s; 65. heifers, 18 to 24 months, at £2 5s; odd small lots to £2 7Q; also various odd lots of bullocks, steers and beifers 8t ruling rates, Sheep-i hlie yarding comprised a line of good crossbred wethers, lambs and some aged ewes. These were passed in at auction and sold privately afterwards at satisfactory prices.
OUR BRANCH LINE [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
OUR BRANCH LINE A district contemporary disagrees with our statement of the case in regard to the Bairnedale-Bruthen-Orbost rail way, and holds that it is a bit wide of the mark to say that the Orbost line is only a branch from the Omeo railway. " The line which is being constructed to Orbost, our contemporary says, "is part of the national scheme to link up New South Wales, and we have Mr Cameron's word for it that unless this had been the case no such line would ever have been built. A railway would never have been constructed to Bruthen, and as for Omen, but for the Developmental Rail. ways Act, this far away district could not possibly have been connected. The Orbostline has beenunnecessarily length ened, but this is owing to it not coming by way of Sarefield." This appears in the main to bear out what we have said. In our opinion, the line from Bairns dale via Orbost to New South Wales should have come direct, but it has first been carried to Bruthen with an eye to an extension...
ORBOST MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
ORBOST MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. The annual meeting of members of the Orboat Mechanics Institute was held on Tuesday evening, Mr James, chair man 'of the committee, in the chair. SThe attendance included most of the members of committee being about the usual thing. The chairman remarked that as the rmembers would not put in .;an appearance at the annual meeting, it must be assumed that they were quite satisfied with the way the affairs of the institute had been managed during the year. BALANCE ShEET AND REPORT. The annual report, balance sheet and auditor's report were read and adopted. The report was as follows: We have pleasure in submitting the annual balance sheet and auditor's re Sport for the year ending 31st December, 1918. The .year was started with a credit balance of £55 8s 9d, and brought. to a close with a credit balance of 1;103 12} 5d, showing the receipts of the year £48 3s 8d in excess of expenditure. In comparing the receipts with the previous year, it will be found the...
NEW HEBRIDES ERUPTION REPORT OF AN EYEWITNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
NEW HEBRIDES ERUPTION REPORT OF AN EYEWITNESS. The following, extracts are from a letter written by one of the Missionaries who escaped from the disturbed ares during the recent volcanic eruptions it the New Hebrides : "For over an area of 20 miles the earth seemed to have opened up, and along this huge fissure tongues of living flime were shooting up into the sky. In one place, which seemed to be the centre of the disturbance, six volcanoes had formed within a short distance of each other, and out of these six furnaces real pillars of fire were belching. The entire district was illuminated, and the inhabi tants of the surrounding islands, beheld a spectacle which had never been seen before in the memory of living man. Rivers of molten lava were flawing from the newly-formed craters, and so great was the flood of this liquid fire that no single channel c.uld carry it. High up on the mountain side the lava river divided and, in separate channels, prc ceeded in their destructive cours...
SETTLEMENT OF GIPPSLAND [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
SETTLEMENT OF GIPPS LAND - 4 - . The first of the municipal councils to raise serious objections to paying the fixed contribution toward construction and maintenaace of the roads in the Country Roads Board's scheme for East Gippaland is the Orbost conuocil. It has been pleaded that on a is 6d rate it can not hope to contribute its full share. It is not anticipated by the Ministry, as was remarked by the Minister of Public Works on Saturday, that m'any of the municipal councils will follow this lead. The circumstances were exceptional in the case of Orbost, as it was thinly peopled, and the main, roads would stretch from Cann Riwer to the New South Wales border. He intended t" look carefully into the actual financial position of the shire before he formed a decision. It was always ro be borne in mind that the constsuetion: of such road s would mean the opening up of great stretches of country, and must have the effect of increasing the settlement, so that the shire would derive an in...