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MOON PHASES. January. [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 23 January 1914
MOON PHASES. January. First quartoT, Sunday, 4th Full moon, Monday, 12th Last quarter, Monday, 19th New moon, Monday, 26th February. First quarter, Tuesday, 3rd. Full moon, Wednesday, 11th Last quarter, Tuesday, 17th New moon, Wednesday,'25£h March. First quarter, Thursday, 5th Full mood, Thursday, 12th Last quarter, Thursday, 19th New moon, Friday 27th April. First quarter, Saturday, 4th Full moon; Friday, 10th Last quarter, Friday, 17th New moon, Saturday, 25th May. First quarter, Sunday, 3rd Full moon, Sunday, 10th Last quarter, Sunday, 17th New moon, Monday, 25th June! First quarter, Tuesday, 2nd Full moon, Monday, 8th Last quarter, Tuesday, 16th New moon, Wednesday, 24th
FROM THE "ROCHESTER IRRIGATOR." [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 23 January 1914
FROM THE "ROCHESTER IRHI GATOR." - -Rcftcl the following anent a recent storm in tiie Bochcster districtMr J P Doyle, -who was visiting his relatives at' Iliggora, and who lives at Vangar&tfa," ha&lt;T : v" peculiar' ex perience. He yfaa' driving along in a buggy .when, the wind arrived. Mr Doyle, who only weighs 15 stone, had a nrurow escape from being blown right away. Hie buggy was lifted right off the ground, and was then blown across tho road and ' jammed' against a fence; The horse .was unable :to pull it away from the fence, and'the falling rain was driven by the. wind witirsuch, force that it blistered Mr Doyle's face. He states .that the side nearest the wind was shaved as" clean as. possible, only two hairs, which wore in the shelter of his ear, being left. Whilst in the predicament of being kept against flic fence by the wind, lie was aston ished-to see two tanks, coming from the direction of Mr Joyce's new house, bearing' dawn upon him across a fallow pad...
DREDGING EVIL [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 23 January 1914
DREDGING EVIL On the suggestion of Or R Cook Mr T C. Muntz, secretary of the Ovens River Anti-Pollut'on Associa tion; on Saturday wiroJ t> the chair man of the Dredging Inquiry BoarJ inv!t:ng him to visit 'Wangiratta an 1 serf the condito:i of the Ovens R.wr in the ab erre of d.cdijing This, action was ta.';en in consequence of the slatement made during t!ia r.xent inquiry to the effect that the Ovens. Kiver is always a polluted stream The clear stats of the water lias caused general surprise and comment,, and the improvement is a matter of much satisfaction in Wangaratta
VICTORIA'S REAL ENEMY St John's Wort. [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 23 January 1914
VICTORIA'S REAL ENEMY St John's Wort. There arc far more people in Vic toria greatly afraid of the danger of destruction of their properties by St John's Wort than thoy are of an in vasion of Japanese or other coloured people and the member for Ovens is on a good mission when he keep3 impressing the Watt Government with the gTeat importance of dealing with this terrible weed pest Mr A A. Billson. M.L.A., waited on Tuesday on the Minister for Lands (Mr Lavrson) and the Minister for Agriculture (Mr Hutchinson) in re ference to the spread of St John's Wort He stated that he had noticed in. the "Government Gazette" that the Ministry was calling for tenders for the fringes of Lake 'Tyrrell Ho asked uie Ministry to stay its hand until it had considered the advis ability of resuming the control of all | the salt beds in the State It was suggested in Bright mat Uio -Ministry should take charge of the salt, and supply it at first cost, or free, after the manner of New Zealand is sup plying l...
THE WEEK. AT HOME AND ABROAD. THE WEATHER [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 23 January 1914
THE WEEK. IT HOME AND ABROAD,. THE WEATHER The lato rising- temperature has been aggravated by the prevalence of grass firos which have caused much damage in various parts, in spite of organised efforts to check their progress. It is regrettable that such destruction should ensue, possibly in some instances from acts of culpablo carelessness, but under present cli matic conditions such outbreaks Becra unavoidable. Much may bo done by stringent regulations and severe pen alties but as a former Railway Com missioner said-"You may make re filiations as perfect as possible but you cannot make human nature per-: feet."- I tt * * *
TEN ACTIVE VOLCANOES. Natives Boiled in the Sea. [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 23 January 1914
TEN ACTIVE VOLCANOES. Natives Boiled in the Sea. A graphic story of volcanic crup-. tion at Ambrym, in the New Heb rides, is bald by Dr. Bowie, principal of the mission station at Dip Point, Ambryn, who has just arrived at Sydney. Dr. Bowie had been for 17 years at the mission hospital, and the hospital was his pride. On the day before the great earthquake occurred he saw a great steam cloud rising from a mountain. However, he dia hot have any misgivings. Ho had seen similar clouds before. After dark the steam cloud was a magni ficent column, which illuminated the country with a deep red glow. One by one the other mountains burst into, flames. Towards morning it was clear that Dip Point was in danger. Dr. Bowie decided to remove tile patients at once. A large launch, which was on the beach, was put out, and as tne launch struck the water a stream of molten lava began to fall into the sea. The? water was soon at boiling point. The natives crowded to the water's edge, but Dr. Bowie sa...
BEECHWORTH POLICE COURT. Tuesday, January 20. (Before Mr A. A. Kelley, P.M.) COLLECTOR'S LICENSE. [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 23 January 1914
BEECHWORTH POLICE COURT. j Tuesday, January 20. ; (Before Mr A. A. Kcllcy, P.M.) . COLLECTOR'S LICENSE; Edwin William Warden applied ' for' a collector's license, which was granted. : WANDERING CATTLE. Hans Susemielil, . olllcer of the United Shire of Beechworth to seize wandering cattle, proceeded against Frederick Lc CJbuteur for allowing his cattle to wander in' the streets without any poison in charge there of, contrary to the bye-law. Prosecutor gave evidence that ho found seven head of cows in Tans well street, which he impounded, and thoy were released by defendant, who claimed them as his property. A fine of 2s Gd per head was imposed, with 2s Gd costs, in de fault distress. ' The court then .adjourned. . Thursday, January 22. . strong, J's.P.j . .SCHOOL DEFAULTERS. i Thomas Smith was fined 5s for not sending his daughter Eileen to school the specified number of half-days in the week ended 29th November last as it. was her third offence ; and 2s Gd in respect to his daughter...
A TALK ABOUT NEW GUINEA [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 23 January 1914
'[TALK ABOUT NEW GUINEA .After the A.N.A meeting' in the Town Hall, Beocliworth, on Tuesday night last the lie v. F W Ramsay delivered an address to members and visitore which should be interesting to our readers. At the outset he made it clear that he was not quite prepared to lecture. If ho had ex pected it he would have brought statistics. What he would say would Just be in general and it would be more to their interest to fire ques tions at him later on and allow him to ansiver tJiem, .New Guinea was part of the Commonwealth of Aus tralia having been taken over 13 yea is ago on 1st January. Previously It was a Crown colony and the officers, governor and lieut-governor B-cre responsible to England. When the Commonwealth took it over the oflicfis relinquished their claims upon England and became servants of the Commonwealth and had been under the control of the Commonwealth over since, and New Guinea was governed by the Federal Parliament in Mel bourne .'"id all the offlcei-s came...
BEWILDERED BOOT DEALERS. [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 23 January 1914
BEWILDERED BOOH DEALERS. The first inquiry held by the inter state Commission does not seem as if it 'would bring- much comfort to those rabid protectionists "who have been clamouring for yeaTs as to the neces sity for the relief of strangled indus tries, of which the boot trade was said to be the chief. Unfortunately, although on most matters the various witnesses called by the trade to sup port. the application were at cross purposes, they have been almost un animous in showing, under cross examination, that the .trade is ex ceedingly prosperous despite the low duties. One witness, who admitted that his firm's profit of £14,000, a year meant an 8 per cent, return on the capital invested, was wisely silent (when he was asked if lie did not think it unreasonable to ask an increaso of 20 per cent, on the boot duties so that he might increase his profits by 2 per cent.
FREE MEALS. [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 23 January 1914
FREE MEATS." In the course of his candidature, Mr Watt informed the electors of Essen don that the Labour Party proposed to give free meals to children attend ing the State schools. This seems i so utterly ridiculous that one is in clined to doubt whether the Premier; was reported accurately or supposing he was, whether his remarks had not "suffered by condensation" within the sub-editorial sanctum. Members of the Labour Party must know that there are children attending the State schools whose parents are really com fortably off. and, indeed, some years ago a'member of Parliament re- | marked that hoys could be seen riding up to those seminaries on their Shet land ponies. If the Labour Pavtv menu that it is nroposed-in viow of the high price of everything, and the i poverty that exists in some parts of Mcllwurne-to feed the children who attend State schools in the poorer suburbs, it is a different matter, but to offer a number of the pupils a freo meal would be a downright , insult ...
FEDERAL MEMBERS' MODEST DEMANDS. [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 23 January 1914
FEDERAL MEMBERS' MODEST! DEMANDS. . "The Woman," the official- organ of the Australian Women's National League, says in the most recent i'sue : - " The Labour-Socialist mem .bers of our Federal Parliament are nothing it not modest. Not content with claiming the'paltry sum of £G00 per annum and other emoluments, such as free railway passes, &c., for preventing as far as lay in their power, the work of the country being done, during the past session, they now with most becoming modesty de sire free trains, pensions, typists, and an increase of salary to £750 '. What have the taxpayers to say to such very reasonable demands? Mr Me. Donald (ex-Speaker) a'so insists that members should not be expccted to work more than three days a week for five months of the year. Who would not bo a member of Parlirv ment. when our Labour-Socialist friends have their way ? "
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER A WISE STEP. [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 23 January 1914
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER A. WISE STEP. It is proposed by Mr Watt that stops be taken to abolish that typo of bye-election in connection with which ho was recently willed upon to face the electors of Esscndon. On the occasion previous to this, when ho did the same thing-, he was a [Minister, and his constituents re elected him, and on 15th January, just because "ho had been a few days without a portfolio, Mr Watt had "to do it all over again." This soems an unnecessary and uncalled for pen alising' of a public man as regards expense and worry, neither is it easy to see in what manner the political interests of the country are served by it. As a mattor of fact elections I of any sort are a species of public nuisance, and a plethora of them is | by no means desirable. They dis [ organise business, create ill-feeling in I a good many quarters, and while the campaign is in progress furnish a topic for those loquacious " bores '. , we meet in train and tram. I TOUCHY JUSTICES. i It is t» be h...
WHEAT AT YARRAWONGA [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 23 January 1914
?WHEAT AT YABRAWONGA A competent., judge" has. .estimated tho wheat yield Tor the Shir® of Yarrawonga at 21 builiels per acre In most instances tho result was fully up to expectations, as much as . 11. and 12 bags being harvested . III ' a few isolated cases, however, the re ' suit was very disappointing, owing to the prevalence of rust The wheat' generally, is an excellent sample, being bright, plump and heavy Fed ! cration is the variety mostly fav oured by fanners in that district, and easily holds premier position as a yieldor Wheat is pouring into the ? Yarrawonga station at tho rate of | 5000 bags daily, and it is estimated that at least 350,000 bags will be de livered at Yarrawonga this season
BENALLA RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 23 January 1914
BENALLA HACKS. Tho summer meeting: or the Bcnalla Racing Club was favoured witli fine weather and a large attendance, the gate receipts -£121- being- an in crease of about ,£6 on those of the cor responding meeting last year. Tho fields were large on tho whole, and tho racing interesting. The anniver sary Handicap, however, resulted in a walk-over for Harlech. Details: Anniversary Handicap, of 25 so vs. One mile-J. Duncan's Ilarlech, by Prince Carbine-Heather, walk-over. Maiden Plato, five furlongs-J. Ken nedy's Watergate, (H.viand), 1; J. H. Hoysted's Panguard, (Stewart), 2 ; J. A. Regan's Lnombex, (S. Waddups), 3. An inquiry was held into the running of Panguard, but the jockey's expla nation was accepted. Excelsior Plate, six furlongs-H. R. Tidy's Argold, (Fisher), 1; Bouchai Machree, (Burns), 2 ; Blacknut, (Koops), 3. Third Division Handicap. Five fur longs-A. J. Moore's Andy Moor, (Parkhurst), 1; H.. J. Croxford's Pur ches, (H. Lane), 2; T. Kelly's Crim son Line, (Bloom), 3. Se...
A TRUE AUSTRALIAN MAGAZINE. [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 23 January 1914
A TRUE AUSTRALIAN MAGAZINE. (i The February fesue of "Life" is the breeziest and moat widely represen tative number of this popular Aus tralasian magazine we have seen. The frontispiece depicts a series of adven tures with, a kangaroo on a way bacK station in New South Wales ; a railway president in a stirring sketich shows how the breakdown gang of a groat railway system works ; Mr A, H E Mattingley, the premier Nature photographer of Aus tralia, outlines in a succession of won derful pen and camera pictures tho lifc-sfcory of the penguin ; Mr Carlyle Pmytho writes a vigorous article on Australia as a colonising power, and an anonymous writer criticises freely the administration of tho Northern Territory. Of course, Dr. Fitchott handles the political history of Australia and New Zealand for the past month in his usual masterly fashion. Evon the instalment of Jack London's serial story, "The Valley of tho Moon," deals with the adventures of a couplo who are seeking to And a homo on ...
CONDENSATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 23 January 1914
CONr ENSATIONS. The completion of the bridge over Milne's Stockyard Creek, at Whoroulv has been a matter for general con gratulation, and residents appreciate the benefit and convenience it af j fords It was constructor by Messrs visual satisfactory style' The temperature ran up to 105 de grees at Rutherglcn on Sunday and to 100 at Wangaratta On Monday, next the Beochworth Town Band proceeds to Albury to fill an engagement to play at the military sports. The pictures shown at Queen Vic toria Park on Wednesday night last for the Becchworth Bowling Club were seen by a considerable crowd and were regarded as a particularly meri torious lot and much admired The gold yield for the Indigo divi sion for the quarter ended December 31, 1913, .was -3329J07., or which SMS' 07. was from alluvial, and 186J oz. from quartz As tho Lady Ross, the Blue shaft has been treated, and in the old workings several leaders have been discovered, showing a little gold Gold-bearing stone is being' broken down ...
TENNIS MATCHES. Alpine v. Wooragee. [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 27 January 1914
TJENNIS MATCHES. Alpine ,y. . Wooragee. On Foundation Day the Alpino Tennis Olub of the Bee'chworth Hos pital for Insane proceeded .to Woor agee and played an enjoyable matali witli members of tlie Wooragce Tennis Club. The following are details of the play;? Mixed Doubles. Mr Byrne and Mrs Byrne (A.), beat Mr Kelly, and Miss E. Kelly (W.), 6-1. Mr Bradley and Miss M. Smith (A.) beat .Mr Grant and Miss L. Kelly (W.), 6-4. Mr Gallivan and Miss Williams (A..) lost to Mr Kelly and Mis? Kelly (W.), 4-6. '. 1 - Mr Gallivan and Miss Heenan (A.)-! beat Mr Shanahan and Miss B. Kelly (W.), 6-1. , Mr Allshom and Hiss R. Smith (A.)* lost -Go Mr Kelly and Mrs Kelly (W.). 3-6. Sir McGrath and' Miss Bradley. (A.) lost to Mr Shanahan and Miss Kelty fW.j, 3-6. ?Mr O. Eoper and Miss Bedding (A.) lost to Mr Grant and Miss Kelly (W.),-2-6. . Ladies' Doubles. Mrs Byrne and Miss Smith (A.) beat Misses Kelly (W.), 6-0. Geijt's Doubles. . Mr Byrne "and Mr Bradley (A.) beat Mr Grant and. Mr Kellv (\V ], 6-...
ORCHARD AND GARDEN NOTES. The Orchard—Budding. [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 27 January 1914
OK CHARD AND GARDEN NOTES; Tlie Orchard-Budding. Young trees or old trees that have been previously cut down in prepara tion for budding, may be worked over towards the end or the month. It is advisable to select dull, cool weather for this operation, so that the sap may run more freely, and that the weather will not have too drying an effect on the bud. The operation of budding is a very simple one, and easily pcvfonncd. Tb gain a success ful end, the sap should be flowing freely, consequently, when the cuts are made the bark should "lift'-', or "run," easily, and without any cling ing or tearing of the fibres, and it should separate freely from the wood.. The buds selected should We linn and well matured, and should show, iio signs of premature decay whatever. They are cut from the" scions with a shallow cut, and if any wood in the cutting be left in, this should be taken out of the bud. A smooth, clean spot should be selected on the baric of the stock, and a T-shaped cut made, th...
FIRE BRIGADES' DEMONSTRATION. Raising a Fund. [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 27 January 1914
FIRE BRIGADES' DEMON STRATION. Raising a Fund. BeechworUi lias been selected, as llio placfe at which the next dumSii htratiop by district fire brigades \viU be held in November next. TnU aoclsion entailed a responsibility on ?iho Beechworth Fire Brigade of rais ing- the sum of £100 to provide prizes and expenses. The firemen have this early got to work to raise that sum and on Saturday last three mem bers in grotesque garb made a shop to shop canvass for subscriptions to this fund and collected £3 0s 3d. ' Arrangements were made for a Tjicture entertainment in Queen Vic toria Park for Monday .night last but the rain. ..so welcome otherwise, .Droved a deterrent to the attenJanCo of many whose sympathies were with the local fire fighteis. At the last moment it was decided to show tiie pictures in the Federal Hall and the attendance though good was con siderably below what was hoped for if the entertainment were held in the park. The picture show was preceded by a procession which had...
DEATH OF MR. DU BOULAY. [Newspaper Article] — Chiltern and Howlong Times and Ovens Register — 27 January 1914
DEATH 0F1IB DU BOTJLAT. The sad announcement has been made in Beecliworth that Mr Du Boulay, the well known'musician and naturalist, has diedin Western Aus tralia where he. had been practising his profession of music teacher with considerable success for nine years since leaving Beech worth. Mi's Du Boulay . only left Beechworth, where she had remained in hopes of dis posing of their home at a satisfactory figure, until about two months ago when she rejoined her husband in the West.. Besides his widow, Mr Du Boulay has left, a family of two 6ons s.nd four, daughters.