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Fire at Walpeup [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 24 January 1914
Eire at Waipeup Information has been received in .Rainbow- that . Mi'. James Fuller, a fcriii.ci; resident of. thi. cli.-M.rict, luid the misfortune to he burnt out on. his farm at Wa!pe up last week. The. particulars, to band are only of, a meagre character, but it is "reported that Mr. Fuller and his wife and family' of 5 children were left with only \yhat they, stood u.p in, their home and its contents." being, com pletely consumed-. Mr.. Frank Yetman, a brother of: Mrs. Fuller's. 35. stated to be a hcav}' loser.. He bad; only rrcently arrived at "W;al peuj), baying been, working in the di.-trieu north of Ouyen, and: ho lost his hard ea^noil-navin^s iind utb.er bclojitriiigi in the fire. There was, it is bolieved, no insurance, on tjie property destroyed.
The Grazing Reserve ANNUAL MEETING [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 24 January 1914
The Grazing Reserve ANNUAL MEETING During the past 12 months the local reserve has been under the control of a committee composed of townspeople, whilst a herdsman and secretary were under engage ment to the committee. The result has proved eminently satis factory, with one exception—the lhiancial position being unsatisfac tory. Mr. F. S. Kendall was voted to the chair. • BALANCE SHEET After the- confirmation of the minutes, the secretary (Mr. II. N. Ismay) submitted the balance sheet, •which showed the receipts to have been £37 I7s 6d; whilst the expen diture reached £47 16s 7d, leaving a deficiency of £9 19s Id. To the latter amount has to be added salaries, etc., for the quarter ending January 31, £9 2s 6d. which will increase the debit balance to £19 Is 7d. The balance sheet wa? received and adopted on the motion of Messrs. A. Beckwith and R. McDougall. The Chairman remarked that the position disclosed an unsatisfactory state of affairs, and it remained with those present to dev...
The Heart of a Girl. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER VI. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 24 January 1914
The Heart of a Girl. By HENRY FARMER, Author of "The Money-Lender,'* "12a Quiltry Street," "Bondage," etc. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER VI. Witnesses had been examined and cross-examined. Medical experts, call ed respectively for the defence and the prosecution, had flatly 'disagreed on the symptoms of the after effects of cer tain narcotics. Bank clerks and offi cials had gone into the figure side of the case. A famous maker of safes and strong rooms had given expert evi[ dence. Police and detectives had gone over the old ground, but more minutely than .before the magistrates. Every effort had been made to trace Roy Stannard; the description furnished by the prisoner had been more widely cir culated, and the bank had offered a re ward; but the man seemed to have van ished into thin air. The defence had failed to produce a single witness to prove such a man's presence in- Hasted on the night of the crime, as apart from the prisoner's uncorroborated statement. The roomy assize cour...
Destruction of Mallee Shoots SOLVING THE PROBLEM [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 24 January 1914
Destruction of Mallee Shoots SOLVING THE PROBLEM The economic destruction of mallee shoots has been one of the problems which has given occupiers of new lands more worry than enough. The difficulties experi enced in keeping down the shoots for the first four years after the initial rolling of the scrub have demanded careful attention from the scrub farmer, and in many instances have forced him to limit , his clearing operations. A machine has been invented by Messrs. Hallet and Harris which is said to possess all the necessary attributes to render the successful treatment of shoots a certainty, and to open up avenues of usefulness by the destruction of uoxious weeds, fungi spores, and harmful or toxic soil bacteria. The primary use of the invention is to kill off mallee shoots, ancl a trial was held at Coomandook early in December to demonstrate its effectiveness. The results are described by a correspondent, who writes;—The. trial was completely satisfactorj'-. Those present were f...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 24 January 1914
O INVENTORS P ATENT S Obtained In Commonwealth and Site where for Improved methods of Appli ance*. TooIb. etc., of any description. | Pull Information. Costa, etc., cent oi i application to A. O. SACHSE, O.E. AUSTRALIAN WIDOWS' FUND BUIbDINGS, Corner Colllna and William 8t»., MELBOURNE.
The Wheat Harvest [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 24 January 1914
The. Wheat Harvest The delivery of wheat at Rainbow (jontinnca very, brisk. Up til! yesterday the quantity received, in the railway yard totalled 28,000 bags, of. which 4000 luul been despatched per rail.. ' The total number of bans delivered at Turkey Bottoui for the season is 20,000, whilst about 2000 have been stacked on tfic Albacutya station site. . ' ' The price of wheat iiv the.Rainbow, market yesterday was quoted at o.s 2^1, tV'hilst 3s 2)^d is. obtainable.for large' parcels, of prjme, quality. "'A.'' large. cjiuhtUy of grain is changing hands .'at these iigures, although the. niarket is. cjuiet, •
TANGO'S IDEAL STEPS [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 24 January 1914
TANGO'S IDEAD STEPS An effort to standardise the infinite variety of steps of the Tango, the new dance which has conquered London, is being made by the new Princess' Tar.50 Club. The six ideal steps out of the 200 of the dance—el paseo (the walk), el corte (the waltz-step), the scissors, the half-moon, the parade, and el vet=o (the variegated step)—were exhibited by Pete and Petita, from the London Opera House (says the "Daily Mail";. Their rendering- of the dance is that favored by Bayo, the Parisian teacher, reputed the master of the art. Among those present were Lord and Lady Ten terden, the Hon. Conyngham and Mrs Denison, Sir John Campbell and the Marques and Marqucsn do Sarzano. The club, which is a private one limited to 200 members, will hold weekly dances at Prince's.
Rainbow Baptist Church NEW MINISTER WELCOMED [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 24 January 1914
Rainbow Baptist Church NEW MINISTER WELCOMED With (he object of extending a hearty wchjome to their new minister the members of the above ehurch, assisted by some of the country residents, entertained the Rov. \\\ and Mrs. Grilliths at a social evening on Monday last. Mr. D. Payne occupied the chair, and after a hymn had been sung, followed by prayer, stated the object of the gathering. After ajiologising for the absence of the Revs. Dorman, Russell and Mcllroy, Mr. Payne referred to the Rev. Dwycr's departure from this district, and called on Mr. A. .Barnes to sa}' a few words of wel come to Mr. Griffiths. Mr. Barnes, in a short speech, expressed his pleasure on behalf of the church, in extending a hearty greeting to their new pastor, and trusted that he would have a most successful and pleasant time in Rainbow. In adding to the words of wel come to Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths, Mr. Payne stated that Mr. Griffiths had been a resident in this district some 16 ysars ago, and therefore he w...
Land Settlement MALLEE ALLOTMENTS AVAILABLE [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 24 January 1914
Land Settlement -♦ MALLEE ALLOTMENTS AVAILABLE . The fortnightly . list of Crown lands available, contains a number of areas in the various districts which will be open for application till the 11th February, 1914. Parish of Walpeup : 640 acres, 2nd class, 17s 6d per acre, 7. miles from Walpeup. Parish o£ Ilindmarsh : 859 acres, 3rd class, I£ miles from Ellam. Parsh of Danyo: 639 acres, 2nd class, 17s 6d per acre, 3 miles from Murrayville. Parish of Tufcye : 662 acres, 2nd class, 17s 6d per acre, 2 miles from Cowangie. Parish of Underbool : 716 acres, 2nd class, 17s 6d per acre, 2 miles from Underbool. Parish of Wooroa : 680 acres, 2nd class, . 7s 6d per acre, 4 miles from Boinka.
KILLED BY "GOOD-NIGHT" [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 24 January 1914
I KILLED BY "GOOD-NIGHT" The fact that a passing pedestrian said "Good-night, master," to Mr John Norrish, a horse trainer, of Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon, who was driving a trap with a young colt along the Exe Valley on a dark night, was given at a Tiverton inquest as the cause of the animal bolting, with fatal results to George Pellew Arthurs, the other oc cupant. It was stated that the trap was dashed against a wall, both men being thrown out. Arthurs died of septic meningitis.
Sports and Pastimes CALEDONIAN GATHERING [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 24 January 1914
Sports and Pastimes e CALEDONIAN GATI-IHRIXG The animal Scottish ^utheriiur, ia connection with t lie Rainbow Cale donian Society, has been definitely lixed for Tuesday, Keb"uary 21. An attractive programme, including Scottish piliing and dancing, Scottish pastimes and :i number of miscellaneous events, is advertised, and the gatheiing promises to In: a3 successful as any of its predecessors. All the events are post entry. Programmed may be obtained from the secretary, Mr. A. Millar, Federal-street, liainbow.
THE TURF [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 24 January 1914
THE TURF Followers of tlie turf in this district will be interested to learn that Mr. James Fisher, of the llopevale racing stable, lias disposed of Yaapeot. The price has not been disclosed, but it is believed to have exceeded £100. The brilliant son of Junot has won many important events in the Wimmera district, including the IS'hill Cup last year, and his new owner, Mr Dickenson, of the Nhill district, will be wished every success with his purchase. The Dimboola races willjxs held on Wednesday, 11th February^ the pro gramme in connection with which appears in another column. This year the club is giving. £72 (and a gold bracelet presented by the D.C.L.) aw?y in stakes, and vast improvements to the buildings and grounds have been done since last year's meeting, costing over £140. The privileges were sold on Wednesday, when the publican's booth, which realised £18 last year, was pur chased by Shepherd at £27. Mr. Shngg secured the fruit stall and Mr. D'Arbon the luncheon. Nominatio...
NHILL RACES [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 24 January 1914
NIIILL KACES On Wednesday last the Nhill Race Club held its annual meeting in the presence of a large attendance, including a number of visitors from this district. Results:— llnrdle Race—Ballamir 1, Merrinita. 2. Two to 1 the winner. Trial Stakes—Ivy May 1, Harmony 2. Betting—5 to 2 Thunder Royal, to 1 Ivy May., Trot—Happy Thoughts 1, Sweetness 2. Evens Waster, 4 to 1 bar 1. Cup—High Flown 1, Ilopevale Betting—15 to 4 the winner. IItick Race—MeDougall 1, Merria. Waltz 2. Evens McDougall. Pony Kaee—Little Vera 1, Thunder King 2. Three to 1 Little Vera. flying—Dr. Jack 1, Trent Gull 2. Yaapeet was a warm favorite at 2 to I o-', ljuto.ily ran into third place; 2 to 1 agat Dr. Jack.,
DOCTOR AND LAW REMARKS BY JURY [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 24 January 1914
DOCTOR AND LAW REMARKS BY JURY Strong remarks on the conduct of an Exeter doctor were made yesterday by jurymen at an inquest on a man named Thomas Humphreys, who died from col lapse after eating indigestible food (says the "Daily News'' of November 14). Humphreys's son said ho went to fetch Dr. Black on Wednesday morn ing. He told the servant to tell Dr. Black that his father was very ill. and that his mother would pay him when he came. The servant, he said, re turned and asked if the father was in sured. Being told that he was, he again returned and said: "The doctor says if your fathor is insured you must not disturb him again." Humphreys then fetched Dr. Atkins, but when he arrived his father was dead. Mr M. Browning (a juror): Don't you , think Dr. Black was out of- order in re ' fusing to attend a case of life . £nd , death? The Coroner: We have not Dr. Black here, but the law is that a doctor is .not bound to go. But we may think what we like about a doctor who refuses to att...
RAINBOW TURF CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 24 January 1914
RAIN HOW TUI.'F CLUB At a general meeting of the abov^. club, held at the Eureka Hotel u i Thursday evening, the balance sheet of the recent race meeting was submiTte 1 by Mr. A. II. Beck with, hon. secretary. The statement showed a profit of £4 t 4s 8d, and after' several outstanding, amounts had been received, the over draft, which stood at £l>o in October last., wiil have been reduced to £7 o: £K. The chairman (Mr. Phil Jtyan'i said that the statement spoke volume', for the ofSicoi'H, committee and all tlu members of the club who had worke I to make the meeting such a pronounced success. As president of the club In* desired to express his appreciation for the assistance rendered to him by the oflii'.ers, stewards, and committee. (Ap plause.) It was anticipated that the early date of the meeting would mili tate agaiti3t its success, hut exactly the opposite had been realised. Mr. Mc Kenzie, who moved "that the statement be received," remarked that the club could improve ou the ...
PERFORMING ANIMALS TESTIMONY OF ACTORS [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 24 January 1914
PERFORMING ANIMALS TESTIMONY OF ACTORS The discussion of tho question of the treatment of performing- animals has naturally aroused considerable in terest among our readers, with the re sult that the contents of our letter-bag havo been materially increased (says "Westminster Gazette" on November 20). Colonel .T. G. Hawker calls attention to the current month's issue of the "Animals' Guardian," in which Mr Mark Melford, the well-known com edian, and Mr C. E. I-Iaverly, an actor of thirty years' experience, testify to the fact that tho most horrible tor tures in very many instances aro in flicted upon performing animals. Mr Melford contends that talk alone will not stir the pulse of the public, and columns of press agony will fail to raise an eyelid, let alone a hand to help. It is necessary for the public to be convinced by ocular demonstration that cruelty exists, and then judgment and punishment will quickly follow. And as a consequence, to quote his own words, "tho infernal maste...