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HOUSE DESTROYED BY FIRE. POOR WATER PRESSURE. [Newspaper Article] — Wangaratta Chronicle — 24 January 1914
HOUSE DESTROYED BY FIRE. POOR WATER PRESSURE. &nbsp; A neat looking weatherboard villa standing in Green street, owned by Mr, Thomas Jeliroy, of Malvern, and tenanted by Mr. Hlerbert Graham Morrison, engine driver lately em ployed at Mlessrs Toohey Bros' saw mills, was totally destroyed by lire on Thursday at about 6.,10 p.m. It contained five rooms, and was pin lined and papered inside. Mr. and Mrs Morrison had left the house at 10.30 in the morning to Lra".el by an excursion train to Melbourne on route for Bunyip on a holiday. At 6 o'clock smoke was seen issuing from the roof, close to a chimney, by several resldents, who ran to the building slnmultaneously to rondor assistance. Mr. V. Seymour hurried on his bicycle to the fire brigade sta tion and rang the bell, which brought firemen and townspeople to the scene of the outbreak in quick time, When the fire was first noticed Messrs J. J, Jordan and his son Cyril got a garden hose to work, but owing to the weak pressure the...
THE BUFFALO. [Newspaper Article] — Wangaratta Chronicle — 24 January 1914
THE BUFFALO, The North-East holds the key to a realm of cool lvinds, and clean tonic airs, in the torrid Victorian summer. It opens to the world the Buffalo Mountain, twenty miles in length and nearly 6000 feet above the sea. 'the tired city man and his wife and children, whose nerves are jarred by the strain of life, will find there rest and health restored, and they will return to the round of daily duties with a mental and physical alertness that elude medical skill and medicine. The Government Chalet is comfortable, clean and well-managed. It is com modious and well furnished, there is a good table, and the system of hot and cold baths, and sewerage are on the most approved city plan; and the charges are very moderate, Daily trips, picnic and fishing par ties are arranged for by the man ager and two motor cars are in con stant communication with the rail way, Of course the one delectable and most valuable asset of the Buf falo Mountain is the air and its magical effect upon body...
DICKSON—HARDING. [Newspaper Article] — Wangaratta Chronicle — 24 January 1914
DIOKBON--HARDING, The Methodist Church, Wangarat ta, was on Wednesday, at 12 o'clock, the scene of a wedding- of interest to residents of Greta and Bobinawarrah, the contracting parties being Mr. William Duncan Dickson, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs Wm, Dickson, of Greta, and Miss Ruby Harding, eld eat daughter of Mr, and Mrs Henry Harding, of Bobinawarrah,. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. 1. I-. .Nye, of Greta. There was a large gathering of relatives and friends at the church, The bride, given away by her father, was be coningly attired in a pretty bridal costtuno of creme silk pailotto, trim Ined with insertion ruching and pearls, the long train being daintly linished with a heart worked in learhl, and trimmoed with not, A wreath of orange blossom ourmount ed her, bridal veil, an(d tshe carried a boui net of white bmarguerite, and l?;1 4lr4l4g4lu f1hrn, with long whito utrl llllerC , .[ler I?ridezinl aidlI \(w re Mii Agine l)icknon (iinter of the bride), oand Alian lita I' itl...
NICOL—LADSON. [Newspaper Article] — Wangaratta Chronicle — 24 January 1914
NICOL-LADSON. &nbsp; A very pretty wedding was cele brated at St. Andrew's Church of England, Thoona, on Thursday, 15th inst., when Mr, William H. Nicol, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Nicol, formerly of Thoona, but now residing at Mentone, was united in the holy bond of, matrimony to Miss Lilian E. A. Ladson, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs C. W. Lad son, of "Bleak House," Mokoan, The ceremony was performed by the Rev. O,. P, Brown, of Wangaratta. The bride, given away by her father, was handsomely gowned in white silk, embroidered net over creme satin, tucked not vest with silk insertion trimmings, the overdress being caught up at left side with satin rosette, She also wore the usual wreath and veil and carried a magnificent bouq not of white lilac, :,roses and aspara gus fern with white tulle stream ers. The bridesmaids, Miss Dorothy Ladson and Miss Madge Nicol, formed a picturesque groul, The bridegroom's presents to brine were gold necklet and pearl and ruby pendant; to...
WEDDINGS. GOLDEN WEDDING. SPENCE—DICKSON. [Newspaper Article] — Wangaratta Chronicle — 24 January 1914
WEDDINGS. GOLDEN WEDDING, SPENCE--DICKSON. On the 12th January, 1864, at Col irngwood, Melbourne, by the Rev, Robert Hamilton, Thomas'Blyth, &nbsp; son of the late John and Margaret Spence, of Birsay, Orkney, to Nicholas, daughter of the late Wil liam and Robina Dickson, of Alloa, Scotland, and sister of Mr, W. Dick son, of Greta. Present address, Stronless, 'Geheringhap street, Gee -long The golden wedding of Mr and Mrs Thomas Blyth Spence was celebrated at their residence, Stromness, Geher inghap street, Geelong, on Monday, when about 50 relatives and friends were entertained in honour of the occasion,. The marriage was cele brated' on the 12th January, 1864, at .Collingwood, Melbourne, by the Rev. Robert Hamilton. Mr, Spence came to Geelong immediately after his marriage, and has resided in the same locality for half a century, He was in the employ of Huddart, Parker for 35 years, but has lived a retired life for the last 18 years, He was the son of the late John and Marg...
DISTRICT NEWS. BEECHWORTH. [Newspaper Article] — Wangaratta Chronicle — 28 January 1914
DISTRICT NEWS, IBEECItWOIT1'I'. Mr, Du lliolay, well known here, (died in West Au stralia buL week. CAIIBOOR, On undlay night last la 93 points of rain fell at I(arboor, which will be a great benefit to the maize and broom corn crops in thin district. The bush fires have boeen buling very rapidly in the Carbour, Edi, aId Whorouly hills. The rain on Sundaiy night will give the people great help towaril stopping the liros before any more damage is done, The milk slupply at the Car boor creamery is falling off, EDI. John Kioly, aged *18 years, was treated at the Wangaratta hospital on Tuesday, for injuries sustained through being thrown from his horse, the animal putting its foot in a rabbit burrow amd turning a som orsalt, Mr. Kioly sustained injuries to the back, and It is probable that one finger is fractured, but it is Impossible to tell. owing to the sov ore dislocation, KING VALLEY. The rainfall for the year 1913 to talled 33.33 Inches. A glorious change came over the district on...
SPORTING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Wangaratta Chronicle — 28 January 1914
SPORTING NOTES. Numinitnttluitt for Wiunuouly raie;; cloi~utoaaorow litB plm 'Ii'ta Nlc( uuuick lefeatel W. HIo ur night. for thin winildhu weiht chtunpl (nhill, gniniag1 hue veerdict. in Co;lx ti round oil it foul hittilug low, J.Iyiiii't I Lito ( an lul eeiouii to I'ino uanie in tie Yuiiiuuiuuigui 'Purl ('huh Illdr onleiI inul natunlu; liut, ctie Ontt linter Oil woni t~h Mlato of C16, diIfuatlliig Itoniit0uled; J ty rsut, tI o wiunor, lx aturturu.
BILLIARDS IN ENGLAND. LONDON, Monday Night. [Newspaper Article] — Wangaratta Chronicle — 28 January 1914
BILLIARDB IN IONGLAND. LONDON, Monday Night. The first of the series of billiard matches between George Gray (Autn tralia) and Newman (England.) watt comm'enced to-day, The ganme a re each of 18,000 up (Gray conccetdilng 4,000 start) with ivory balls for .'250 aside, Great interest haI been al'OIIit'Id in the contest regardinlg Glry'tt fotil with ivory Iallo ini viiew of biiiti en trance for the ch:umpiio?lhip thin year,
SOUTH AFRICAN STRIKE. JOHANNESBURG, Monday Night. [Newspaper Article] — Wangaratta Chronicle — 28 January 1914
BOUTH IAFIICAN STRIKE., JOHANNESBUDUG, Monday Night, The trial by court-martial of Drake, Steyn, Forguona, and Oliver, four of the strikers, was colpmenced to~day. The first two .are charged with having Caused an explosion, and the others are accused of having had ,ex plosives in their possession, Those offences are punishable under martial law by death.
CUSTOMS OFFICERS SEIZE PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Wangaratta Chronicle — 28 January 1914
C OUSTOMS OFFIOCLRS 81EIZid PLANTS. Oustoms officers, accompanied by a police officer, seized the consign mont of spineless cactus plants brought to Anustralia a few wooak ago by an African land seeker from Oalifornia. After interviewing the owner of the cactus at Bamawm, whore he is working, the party re turned to Rochester, and took pos session of the plants which had been propagated in tins, and had made fine growth. It seems thhat some mistake was made in allowing, the plants to pass Into Victoria under the Noxious Woods Act, The settler acted quite openly, and the cactus plants are alleged to have passed through by an error of the shipping agents' car rier with the settler's luggage, The consignment seized is the true Burbank spineless variety, secured after great trouble by the settler, who worked for two years on Mr, Burbanlr,'s Santa Rosa nurseries to get experience before coming to Aus tralia.. Other American landssekers would have secured samples of the spine less cactus b...
REPORT ON DREDGING. [Newspaper Article] — Wangaratta Chronicle — 28 January 1914
REPORT ON DREDGING. The Dredging Board has at last sign ed its report and it is in the hands of the Premier. :4?Tvo "Argus" by some unholy dey known only to pressman, got iI efore the "Age" with an advance opy, To undr stand a calamity like this rememter thht the "Age" has done more to create this Board and keep it up to its work, than any other pover in this State. The representative told off to do this work has in the "Leader" and the "Age" v ritten unnumbered columns of descriptive, and good stuff too; and has flogged the Sludge Board, the Dredging Board and the Government impar tially and denounced dredging from the four points of the compass. The "Argus" has looked on (in a non committal leader or two) neatly bal anced on a rail. Imagine then the excruciating torture of the "Age," that has given a spirited support to the farmers all along, when it dis cpf?ered that some authority had given its rival precedence. It is pos sible that was the price paid by the "Ago" for having the...
RIFLE CLUBS' UNION. FRAMING PROGRAMME FOR EASTER MATCHES. INCREASED PRIZEMONEY. [Newspaper Article] — Wangaratta Chronicle — 28 January 1914
RIFLE CLUBS' UNION, FRAMING PROGRAMlM FOlR EASTER MATC-lHES, INCREASED PRIZEMONEY, A meeting of the executive com mittoee of the Wangaratta District Rifle Clubs' Union was hold at the Bull's Head Hotel yesterday. The Chairman, Capt. J. Pearce (Spring hurst) presided, and others present waro Captains Burns (Swanpool), Crosthwaite (Kiewa Valley), Gam, bold (Everton), Messrs J, Ritchie (Murray River), E, J, Baxter (Bar" nawartha), and the secretary, Mr, Stan Dray (Ruthorglen). Accounts passed totalled £5 sa. The Secretary reported that £150 Sd had boon received as Government Grant to annual prize money, this being £24 over that of the lprevious year. EASTER MATCHES. The framing of the programme for the Easter matches recelved careful consideration. On the motion of Mr. Ritchie, sec onded by Mr. Crosthwaite, the amount of prize money for the East or matches was fixed at £300, being £18 in excess of last year's total. Moved by Mr. Bray, seconded by Captain Pearce, that the £30n be allott...