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WIND STORM AT SHEPPARTON. SHEPPARTON, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
WIND. STORM AT SlIEPPA.rTON. S-IEPPARTON, Wednesday. The full extent of the damage done by the severe hurricane which swept over Shepparton yesterday was revealed to-day. The brick residence of Mr. J. A. K. Clarke suffered 'severely. Mr. and Mrs. Clarke were seated in the diningroom when the gale blew in a large bay window. Shoi'tly afterwards the chimney crashed through the roof, and only two rooms of the large dwelling, were left intact. The roof was carried away, and the severe.hail and rain completed the devastation, No fewer than three chimneys were blown down. In the ease of Mr..Geo. Thompson, a chimney was blown over and burst .the roof of the drawingroom, into which the rain poured in torrents. Mr. S. Young suffered a similar misfortune, while Mr. R. Dudley's residence also suffered. At St. Brendan's R.C. church the whole of the ridging was torn away, while the roof itself was forced up, and fences were blown down in the vicinity. The width of the storm is not clearly define...
GRAIN IN BULK. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
The blunders?of the Tiyrway department year after year ii ":lhandliing the harvest constitute'` one of the reasons? why little. heed could_ be paid to - the depa)tmental oppositionl'to the bulk handling and -ele vator system, recommended by- the Wheat Cornmission. The Chief Commissioner is to report- very shiortly to tlihe State .Ministry on the result of. his observations of the working of the system abroad. It is. pointed out ?by" the members of the commission that there is a widespread impression amongst' producerss ,'hat th'ere are few facilities at British pDrts 'for dischargihg grain in bulk, Such an idea is fallacious. Over 80-per cent. of the British wheat im ports are landed in bulk. At ,most of the ports of entry ithere. is ample. provision. made .to receive -the lodse grain, especially at London- (where 90 per. cent. of the wheat is received in bulk), Leith Bristol, Liver pool, Manchester,' Glasgow Huil, &c., and bulk .hiandling facilities are being provided at mi...
THE RIDDLER. ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS AND PUZZLES PUBLISHED 27th DECEMBER. 5501.—ARITHMETICAL. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
THE RDDLE, ANSWERS TO QUESTIO'NS AND PUZZLES PUBLISHED 27th DECEMBER. 5501.-ARITHMETICAL. 1. The actual interest on his outlay .is 5 5-9th per cent., and the annual interest is 3- per cent. To find the buying price we have therefore 5 5-0th : 3. :: 100 : 63. He- sold them at 68, and so gets £816 for them. This in the 3s per cents at 85 gives an income of £31 1-5th. There fore there is a decrease of £10 4-5ths, or £10 16/, which is the answer. 2. The present value of £567 is £532 5/8 4-7d. To find what £100 would increase to at that rate we have--£532 5/8 4-7th : £567 : : £100 : £105 12-23rd. The interest on £100 therefore for the given time at the given rate is £6 12-23rd. Therefore the time in years = 6 12-23 - 44 - 1 36-69 years=the answer.
WHEAT STANDARD. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
WHEAT STANDARD. .The .corn trade section of the Adelaide' Ohamber of Commerce. has notified mero chants, millers and secretaries of agricii tural bureisu to forward samples of wheat riot later than 12th -January, 1914, in -order that the committee two days later may fiz the standard for the season. In regard to the above arrangement; a: South Australian farmer writes:-"Why defer the fixing of the 1914 standard .till the 12th of January ?. We have heard much about the. method of fixing the. standard, but what is of importance to us-as farmers just at this juncture is the date of fixing. It is well known -by those who have in-. spected-.the samples tlhat the standard canu - not be higher than 6g}1 lb. o.- .thereabouts, and yet to-day the merchant is demanding :, 62.. I have just had a cart-note sent- me for a load of wheat delivered,. marked -60 lb., and on this I presume it, is the inten tion to make a dock. It would be risky for me to let my wheat .stand ini the field until after. 1...
MY CHECKER BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
S1Yk CHiECUIiR BOARD. Full many a way doth man pursue To woo the smiles that banis care, To break the weary jaunt of time And force it yield him better fare. But this I k-now, among then all, There's none that can to me afford The bliss vwhich comes when with a friend I sit beside my checker board. Philosophers of every grade, M ay come and preach their every code, Of -what's the greatest thing in life What the best dt can afford. I hold contentment of the mind The first best prize in life's great hoard; And humbly for myself I speak, My best means is my checker board. --ERNEST WILLTIA3IS, "Suffolk Chronicle."
MELBOURNE STOCK MARKET. WEEKLY REVIEW. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
M ELBOURNE 8TOCK ,MAfRETo WEEKLY REVIEW. . The last sheep' and lamb market. of the year was held at Newmarket- yards on, Monday, and consisted, of 28,000 'head--. 15,000 sheep and 13,000 lambs. The sheep were not as good in quality as on previous markets,.. This can be accounted for by. the dryness of the grass in most .districts. For this- reason graziers are '?not buying extenisively. at present. W Vheti t?. irri gated lucerne fields become more plentiful there will, be a better demand at this time .of the year: for .store. sheep and lambs, and prices for such will improve. li the market under review stores were very plentiful, aind- met with pioor compe tition, and: vendors had .to accept lower prices. There was only a moderate- sup ply of prime crossbred and comeback we thers, and prime anerino wethers were scarce. : The bulk of the yarding consist ed of medium fats 'and stores. Ewes of all descriptions: were heavily. supplied, 'and incliuded a number. Of penss of prnime heavy c...
DRAUGHTS ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
DRAUGHTS ITEMS. Players will be interested to bear that there is ever3 possibility of another international match -Scotland v. England-taking place next year. In these contests Scotland is usually successful, but in recent years England has been making a slow but steady advance.
"Second Double Corner." [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
"Second Dotble Corner." Black-Bcyles. WThite-A--Aott. 11 -15 16 - 20 13 - 17 20 - 27 24 .. 19 31 .. 27 19 .. 15 82 .. 23 15 - 24 (c) 9 -13 (d) 8 - 11 7-11 28 .. 19 18 .. 9 15 .. 8 14 .. 10 (a) 9 - 14 13 - 22 4 - 11 11- 16 22 .. 18 25 .. 18 23 .. 19 18 .. 15 5- 9 6-13 17-21 1-- 5 2..22 29 .. 25 25..22 23 .. 13 (b) 7 - 11 3- 7 (e)11 - 16 5- 0 27 .. 2 18 .. 14 22 .. 17 -17 .. 13 11 - 16 10 - 17 16- 23 16 - 20 22 .. 17 21 .. 14 27 .. 18 Drawn. (a) After this move White Ilas quite an equal game. Some years ago the 9-14 attack was in great favor,. but it is now proved much inferior to 8-11. . (b) S-11 is more interesting, but probably no stronger than the text. - (c) Arivthing else w-ould he dangerous. (d) Safer than 2--6, the usual move at this point. (e) Black has stronger play by 1-6, 22..17, 6--10, &ce., but White has a safe draw. "Edinburgh" (9-13, 22..17). Black-Acot t. White-t- oyles. S-13 8-11 2-11 10-17 (a)23 .. 17 24 .. 20 o2 .. 17 21 .. 14 13?-23 5- 9 15-19 1-17 25 .. 1...
WIRE NETTING IN VICTOHIA. NEARLY £250,000 WORTH. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
W?IRE NETTING IN VICTOHIA, NEARLY £25O0,00 WORTH. The fact that the systemn of distributing wire netting carried out by the State- Min iitry is appreciated. by settlers is shown by .the extent to...which the shpplies 'are availed of. Up to the nresent the lengbh of wire distributed amounts. to. 10,000. miles, and represents a value of nearly £250,000. Even though the farmers are now busy with harvesting:operations, the: demand is steady, but the Public Works department, having large. stocks on hand, is able to make immediate 'sub?ily.: More than half the length of wire ilas been manufactured in Australia, mostly at Ly saglt's.,Sydney factory,- but tihe -Pentridge industry has accounted for nearly. 2000 miles. In the distribution of the netting. the department claims that economy is exercised, with the result that the charge for such expenses only amounts to 6/6 per mile on. the average, or. about 11 per cent. The following list .of shires w~hich are- the largi3st pur.ohasers of .net...
CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. ACOTT V. BOYLES. "Second Double Corner." [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
CHAMPIONSHIP GAIMhES. ACOTT V. ,OYLES. "Second Double Corner." Black-Acott. White--Boyles. 11-15 -11 9--14 1- 5 24 .. 19 26 .. `22 18 .. 9 1 .. 9 15 -24 (b)10 - 15 5 -14 5 -14 28 .. 19 19 .. 10 30 .. 26 25 .. 22 8-11 7-14 11-15 8- 7 22 .. 18 (c)29 .. 25 32 .. 28 22 .. 18 11 -16 (d) 6 -10 15-24 14 17 25 .. 22 13 .. 6 28 .. 19 21 .. 14 16 - 20 2- 9 (e)20 - 24 10 - 17 22 .. 17 23 .. 19 26..23 19 .. 16 (a) 4 - 8 14 - 23 24 - 28 Drawn. 17 .. 13 2" .. 18 22.. 18 ,a. 9--13 allows Stewart's famous gambit by 17..14. (b) A good line, played by Stewart against Thichard Jordan in their match for the world's ohampionship. (c) Jordan played 30..25 here, and should have lost. (d) 12-16 will draw,- but this break is best. (e) 3-8 is stronger, and forces White to be careful in the ending.
WATER FOR LIVE STOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
WATER FOR LIVE STOCK. During the last few years over one mil lion acres. of the mallee country have been successfully settled. Practically the whole of this area is beyond; and separated from the previously occupied country. The sup ply of water to this large area has pre-' sented considerable difficulties. Although the whole of our mallee country is within the Murray River..ai?tesian basin,. fresh water .is obtainable in a .limited portion. only, which may be roughly described as •west of the 142nd meridian and south of the 35th rarallel. In- the useful water bearing area no fewer than 69 bores- have been successfully put down and equipped with wind.. mills, tanks.. and. trougla... Ano-. ther ten bores, three of 'which are at rail-.. way stations,.Boinka, Kowangie and Tutye, will complete the sericee of. the .400,000 acres benefiting. Contracts for these' have ben let. Boring machines are still en gaged in. defining the exact boundary be tween the salt and fresh water, so. that as ...
SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS. No. 2328. By S. H. Tyers, Lorgnon, V. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS. No. 2328. By S. H. Tyers, Lorgnon, V. Black men--2, 3. 5, 9; kings--17. 28. White men-G, 18, 19, 26, 30; iings--4, 20. Black to play and win. 9 - 11 . .. 11 17 - 13 26 .. 22 16 .: 9 28 - 24 10 .. 17 11--16 5 - 14 20 .. 27 13 - S Black w'ins 6 .. 1 2-6 8 0 .. 26 53- 8 1 .. 10 8- 11 No. 2329. By "N.B.," Glasgow. Black men--2, 5, 7, 12, 23. White men-17, 20, 21, 24, 31. Black to play and win. 5 - 9 13 .. 6 9 -13 3 .. 2 17 .. 13 2- 9 20 .. 16 10 - 15 7,-10 24 .. 19 23 - 27. Black wins.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
} ".,?:? ; :: . , . The quickest way to excavate Dams Poditively the quickest and most sensible way to excavate Dams, Drains, Irrigatibni Channels, &c., is with a Scoop. It's so a.sy compared with the old pick and shovel way. The horse is hitched in, and off you go.60 M'PHIERSON SCOOP fills .'easily in virgin or .ploughed soil, because bowl- is. made of hardened steel, same wid(lth back and front, with Cutting Edge well ground. leautifully balanced--easy on horse and user. Fitted, with Stout Steel Bail, easy working Swivel, Steel Runners and Detach able Handles. Sold at the following low 3 3 Cubic ft. 80 Ib, 32/6 2 5, Cubic ft. '95 Ib.- 35/ 1 7 :Cubic ft. " 105 lb. 37/6 0 10 Cubic ft. 133 b1. 30/ Proprietary Ltd. "All Tools fo"r the Farm," s4 6 8and" 582-88, COLLINS-ST , MEIELBOURNE. 1" LwoUUNE COFFEE. PALACE, 210 Bourke -street,.. Mc4l1urnej. Tiost .ceziira ' ituatcd, superior Accommordation, reduced gift. 044 r a ,1s~9 if ~~~,~'~4~4d O:DrR EARLY. CSTOMRS OWN BAG FUILBD. FI...
DRAUGHTS. PROBLEMS. No. 2330. BY J. HOLLOW. Black. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
DRAU HT,, PROBLEMS. No. 2330. BY J. HOLLOW. Black. White. Black man--20; kings--19, 22. White man--27; kings--4, 14, 32. Black to play. White to win. No. 2331. By Z. Nicholas. Black men--1, 5, 6, 14, 20, 21, 28. White nen--13, 22, 26, 27, 32; king-2,. Black to move and win.
NORTH EASTERN DISTRICT. Euroa. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
- NO?RTH EASTERN. DISTRICT. j'rFOM OUR CORIIESPONDENT.1 Euroa. The old year finished, rather badly, a spell of very-' hot weather accompanied by ,high wilds .doing miuch damage, to crops that wete' still standing waiting. to be st'rpped. Bash fires made rapid-headway before the heavy wind, and much damage' has been dosne.: 'Gras; i . -soa eiutifl that iexia care. is very- necessary to " preverit fires A notable? objects lesson 'has ieer, shown in the Yeat district by Mr. M'Leish, and if it were general; 'the risk of tires would be lessened, while thtt great- dra.w back of the itry weather, &Flack of-green .feed, wotdd be overcome. Mr. ML?eish has sown a ilarge` area -under :Paspalum dilatatum, and finds it t hrives remarkably well. It is spreading both on the .flats and the high lands,, ousting: both rushes and ferns;, and as it is a nutritious grass and niakes splendid growth during. the- dry weather it is a very decided acquisition.. Mr. M'Leish. is very pleased with it. D...
AN AFTERNOON DRIVE. ONE LADY KILLED. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
AN- AFTEIRNOON DRIVE, ONE LADY KILLED. " The fractiousness of a pony attached, to a jinker led to a sensational accident at Burwood on Boxing day, resulting in the death of a woman and the more or less: serious injury of four'other persons. Mrs. Hines, wife of an engine driver em ployed on the Victorian railways, who lives at 83 Ross-street, Port Melbourne, went w.ith her three children to spend Boxing. day with her sister, Mrs. Curtis, a resident of Burwood-road, Burwood. In the after noon Mrs. Curtis. took her guests for a drive in a pony jinker. Shortly after start ing it was noticed that the bit-had not been properly adjusted in the pony's moutih. Mrs. Curtis stopped the pony, and stepped to the road to put matters right. She was standing at the pony's head fixing the . bit . when the ainimal. suddenly bounded " forward. Ams. Curtis was struck .by .the shafts of the jinker and ' knocked down.,. The .pony bolted off madly, Mrs. Hines and her three dhildren being seated in the jin...
AN ANCIENT INDUSTRY. REVIVAL OF WHALING. PERTH, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
AN ANCIENT INDUSTRY. IEV[IVAL OF VHWHALING. PEP'1RTH, T:hursday. Tlhree Norw~egitn whaling companies are operating on the W\estern Australian coast under exclusive licences, extending from Esperance to Cape Lambert. The value of the fleet is estimated at £80,000, the average number of men employed being 11. Starting operations on the north west coast in June, 1912, by September 243 ihunmpbaelk were captured. The fleet then proceeded to Albany, capturing up to 28th December 98 sperm whales. The total oil taken was 7800 barrels, and the value £22,000. The value of the ambergris won is unknown. Under their -licencea the companies diave to erect land stations for tihe treatment of carcases for manure. The carcases 'average four tons of an estimated value of' £7 per ton.
HOLIDAY DISASTERS. A RIVER TRAGEDY. TWO LIVES LOST. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
A RIVER TR GEDY. . TWO LIVES LOST. A boating fatality;,, involving the deaths of two persons, occurred in peculiar cih cumstances in the Yarra at Studley Park on Boxing night. Thle victims were JAME.S H. SPENCE, 21, Painter, 4 Mary-street, Abbotsford.. RUB Y. WILLIArMS, 19, Clifton Hill. Spence was the.: owner_ of. a light .canoe, 18.feet long,. constructed of. canvas drawn tightly over a: timber .frame and .ribs, which ,he --had-' kept at 'Burn's boat - shed on. the river at Studley Park.. At 3 p.m. on. Boxing day Spence; using this canoe, took Miss Williams, who was his fiancee; u?I the river towards Heidelberg. How, they spent the afternoon is not known, but. at. 8 p.m. they were seen seated in. -the canoe, which was anchored about two miles from Studley Parkl At' 10.30 p.m., the pleasure- of the -after noon and evehing ?having ended, the young couple dropped down stream again, and they were almost preparing to step on to terra firma once more when the accident occurred. How it h...
FORESTERS' ANNUAL PICNIC. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
FORESTERS' ANNUAL PICNILC. The tenth. annual picnic of the Ancient Order of Foresters was held at. Mentone in the recreation reserve on Thursday, and was attended by over 2000 .persons.. lie presentatives from most of the Victorian courts, and some of the South Australian courts, were present. A good lunch was provided; Bro. F. G. Usher, D.S.C.R., presiding. Dancing: followed, and sports were held during the afternoon, the re sults being as follow:- A.O.P. Chainpionship, 100 yds. raee.-J. Mill burn, 1; Shand, 2.. Married Men's Handicap Race. -J. Bursey, 1: A. Barr, 2. Married Ladies' Race.. Mrs. Clark, 1; Mrs. Ndwton, 2. 440 Yds. IHandi cap lace.-J. Millburn, 1, L. Running, 2. A.O.F. Handicap; 120 yds.--E. Walker, 1; F. Rouse,, 2. Lady Foresters' Handicap, 75 yds.-Miss Croft, 1; Miss Gray, 2. Bowling.--F Miller, 1; J. Clark, 2. Boot Jumble.-MIayson, I; 3ilson,. 2. Single Ladies' Race, 75 ydls.--rMiss Clark, 1; Miss Ranot, 2. Siamese Race.-C. Moore and O'Meara, 1; Roff and Johnson,-2...
SEAMEN ENTERTAINED. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
SEAMEN ENTERTAINED. Sailors who attended the ,picnics and festivities, as well as' the more solid reli gious services, of the Missions to Seamen were not overlooked on Thursday.. The afternoon of New Yeai's day saw a gay ,party of sailormen wending their way to Spencer-street station eii r6urte for Royal Park, where after a visit to the Zoo, a picnic and sports were arranged /for their delecta tion in the private paddock of the director, lent ,for the occasioni. Great amusement was caused by candle races, costume races &c., and the prizes won were distributed in the evehing at a :big crowd of sailora'at the institute on the Australian Wharf. The Arehbbishop of Melbourne gave his annual New Year talk in the chapel, and was ic corded three hearty cheers before leaving the institute. The many friends who have contributed to the entertainment of home less men of the sea wouldl have felr them selves amply repaid had they seen the merriment and happiness and good feeling that prev...