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MAYOR TAKES ACTION. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 24 January 1914
MAYOR TAKI!, ACTIO)N. Hisa Worship tho Malyor has coinvened a meeting for Monday evening next at Iho Town HaLll o discuas matters in nni?to. 1ion with Ihi e recontieillidatloti of the directors to olose dowt theo Lord Nelsootl mnle, The quioestion Is o10 of great itn portanloce to St, Arnaud antd dletriot, and shareholdors, Iiitersl , business lwo Biit1 property own Oers are pariOularly rcquir oed to attend, So ir Is necessaCy that hInmediato aotion should be taken.
PULVERISING THE SOIL. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 24 January 1914
PULVEtI~ING THIE 801L, Thle olmeluanicaI l ~odit1i01on of tIhe 1tollI Iha. nll ito i t 0 ,'th1 th e ah quliing of l?111 foodl for cVlol?, The' root i may\ liiv'o 101110 i dctlieillty ill de'i'vig IIouti Ineiit fron It 0lo0l, bilt if tlhe 12lod iti I0owderetl tihe 1oot0t1i c11 nIt ol1ce I1ilie till the. substan~ese. tcontainetd therein, It 1 l o rlequil'l e mtlll Ori ICnilli.llrl o tol dii. sol 0 o10 s tlula l li? ll00l"a'O , elil)'t ally iln slmIllerl. Ily wiorl:lig the ioll 1il1e, hot lilly i? thlit grOulhil more 11111 11lo of hohlln Ioi( lul ir'. )11 the feed, ilg t0c 1 0it' i'f tile r0 t1 0 1 Aricatly ll. , 'el l,
LORD NELSON CO. HALF YEARLY MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 24 January 1914
LORD NELSON 00. HALF YEARLY MEETING. (onelderablo Intorent attaclhea to the half yearly mee tlin of Hharlioldero i? the Lord Nelson G.M. Co, on Thursday next In Melbourne, In view of an Important rooommeno datiou by the dirptore. The following reports will be coniidored : . DIRECTOH)1 It I'OItT, Operationo for thoe ix monilith unlller review ehow a lom off £6i(1/8/1, 'T' detaila of theo oitk aocompliiheud are fully Bet out nl tlhe accompuyinu report of thu aine ianaiger, Mr. W, J. Niol. Your direotora uubmit for your con lideration copy of a report made by your mlIue mianager on tho q(uotloii of Hiiking tbo main uhaft. If this work Ia to lb done at all It ehould be commiun?ed at onui, an developmoenta are not Iloro thall twelve monthi ahead of prosont otoping opeora lolls. The rubject, which Is one of greeat uiportance to tlih oompany, will come up or cneildoratlon at the half yearly jeoet ng, but In view of the report of your iine manager, above referied to, and of he poor valueO c...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 24 January 1914
Special MAveort?seomots. The Leading Firm, JAS. ROWE & SONS, VICTORIA ARCADE, FOR White Duck Verandah Blinds Green or Brown Stripe Canvao Verandah Blinde Made up to any sizv on the promises, Estimates gladly Riven, Green or white Bamboo Blinds in Iho followiung selzes :--3 It, x 6 ft., 4 ft., x 8 ft., 6 f. x 8 f ,, 8 E, x 8 ft,, 10 ft, x 8 ft, Fy.proof Wire Dooro,-Stock sizes, 2 ft. 6 in x 8 f[, 6 ft, ; 2 ft, 8 in, x 8 It. 8rn.; 2 ft. 10 iu, x 6 ft 10 in.; in a number of different designs Acjustable Fly Proof Wintdoluw 8reens Dock Chairs in Pine and Blackwood, all sizes and kinds in stook Oano Obairs and LoungePa Sen Grass Ohaira and Lounges Canvae Hmnmocks for comfort and durability Bedroom and I)ining Room Suites tin prices to suit any pooket Our Riilback Prantasotte Dining Room Suite, 7 pieces at £8/15 takes a lot of beating A cheobaper Lather Suite, 7 pieoes, a rtnl good investmont at £6/12/6 All kinds, sir.o, aRnd colours in Bedotends and OotA--a grand naeortmeont Go Ca...
RACING. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 24 January 1914
RAOINGO, Blrolilp raoes on WVdnesday roRulted: --Hurdlon--Flylng D)oo, 1; Timid Bill, 2; Tho RIft, 3 Trial Handioap-Pin? Hill, 1; ~ly Dnzald, 2 ; Shlpholt, 3, Bllrochlp flandlcap-Winohen?s, 1; VYlwlck, 2; Nyika, a Pony RIaoo--llaock Park, 1; Miss Argyl,, 3; Yveorrlo, 3., IFlylng IlandllcOapd-Dillmond Bracoleto, 1; hapoto, 2; Adoryn Dh|, 3 Publloana' Parao IFlorrlo Park, 1; (bryn, 2; Aderyn )lDhu, 3,
THE INTEREST RATE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 24 January 1914
TBE INTEREST RATE, GENERIAL eatblsfition will be felt in Australia at the news that the long period of dear money seems to be at last coming to an end, During the olosing years of thu last century the interest rate sank to a lower point than ever before known, Then came the South Africin war, and the demands of the ImperilI Government forits prosecution caused a distinct advance in the cost of money, In 1898 the current rate for the best gilt edged Recurity was not much more than 2j per cent, The return upon British consols and similar stocks was just a little higher than this. It we? the gradual but suro cheapening of the interest rate that enabled Mr Goahen, when Chancellor of the Exhbequer, to rearrange the terms of the Imperial national debt, The rate being paid was 3 per cent, He offred tho otock holdere 22 per cent, for 15 years, with 2j per cent on the expiration of that time. The operation was succooeful, for tho otate of the market was ouch that he could raise the cash and ...
FARM LIFE IN LOUISIANA. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 24 January 1914
PARM LIFE IN LOUISIANA, A group of commercials were suim aing yarns on the slubjeot of hospital. Ity, when one, a little Virglnlian with a humorous eye and a delightful drawl, took up hllis parable thus:- I was down in Louisana last month travellln' 'cros? country with S. J. Carey (the same being Stonoewall Jack. ion C. at your servlco) when we kind. er got lost in a mighty lonesome sort of road just about dark. We rode ilong a right good 1liece after aun. down, and when we saw a light ahead, [ tell you it looked first rate. We drove up to the light, flndiln' 'twa a house, and when I hollered like a lost calf the man came out and we asked him to take us in for the night. He looked at us mighty hard, thaen said, "Wal, I reckon I can stand it it you kin:" So we unhitched, went in, and found 'twas only a two-roomed alan. ty and just swarmin' with children. He had six, from four to eleven yeanrs old, and as there didn't seem to be but one bed, me all' Stony wau won. derin' what in thuid...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 24 January 1914
D?otlno0~o ot?oos. VICTORIAN Producers' Co Operative Co. Ltd. I ',Head Othee-495 Colline.at,, Melbourne, Grain Shed--Williametown., Wool, Hide, and Skin Stores, DAIRY PRODUCE, "'ook Sales--Melbourne, Beudigo, MSun. bury and Nagumbie, Land, Estate, and Insurance Agents, Bags, Manures, Oils, Twine, Gro. cernes, Tea, &c. ENQUIRIi~S INVITED. P.~. ROYAL MAIL ST'fEAMES I.EAVE MELBOURNE EVERY ALTERNATE WIEK FOR MARSEILLES & LOW D; Calling at Adelaide, Fre.mantle, Colombo, Ad'n, Port Said, Gibraltar, Plymouth en routo Wilh permiFion to call at Brindisi FIRST and SECOND Saloon only Return Ticket to Europe avalahlo for Two Years RATES OF PASSAGE MONEY To FREMANTLE Sinle £7 10s1, to £9 10s, Return Eli 10,. to £14 5, To COLOMBO Single £27 10,. to £34 2s. Relun £40 14, to £50 12, To BOMBAY and CALCUTTA Single £29 14. to £.37 8. Return £44 to £56 2,. To MARSEILLES Single £39 12,. to £78 2,. Return £66 to £116 12,. To LONDON ingle £41 16s, to £82 10s, Return £69 6s. to £123 4,. Ful...
CHARLES DICKENS' SECRET OF SUCCESS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 24 January 1914
H1ARLES DICKENS' SECI~OT OF SUCCE8S. I never could Ihave done what I have done without the habits of punctual. Ity, order, and diligence-without the detormination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time, no matter how quickly its successor shlould conme upon its heels-whlich Il then formed. Heaven knowa I writo this in no spirit of self-laudation, The man who reviews hlis own life as I do mine in going on here, from page to page, had need to have been a good man indeed if he would be spared the sharp con, sciousness of many talents neglected -many opportunities wasted, many erratic and perverted feeoollungs con stantly at war within his breast, and defoating him, I do not hold one natural gift, I dare any, that I have not abused. My mean ing simply is that, whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that, what ever I have ldevoted myself to, I Ihave devotedl myself to completely; that in great aims and In small, I have always bein thorough...
THE SIMPLON TUNNEL. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 24 January 1914
THE 81MPLON TUNNEL, Of all the great passceu in thb Alps, theoro is none more familiar by name than the Simplan, The very name somehow seems to be suilggestive of romance and of Alpine granrdeur on a magnificent scale, and everyone who his had the good fortune to traverie it in favorable cicumstancos will readily admit that it well deserves its character as not only the most famous, but one of the most magniifl. cent of tlhe many roads connecting Italy and Swltzerland, The roadl over the pass was the work of Napoleon, who, after the lDattle of Marengo, wished to have a military road into Italy. It was begun on the Italian side inl 1800, and on the Swins side a year later. The distance from Brieg to Arona on Lake Maggiore tis seventy-six nmiles. The summit of tihe pant, whiclh is 6590 ft, above the sea-level, is hemmed in by towering mountains, andl is crowned by the Hospice, a largeo plain atono building, which wan begunl by Napoleon, It was purchased by the St, Blernard Hospice in ...
MOTHER'S STRUGGLE WORN OUT WITH POVERTY. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 24 January 1914
MOTHER'S STRUfiOLE WORN OUT WITH POVERTY, Evidence of a mother's long struggle against poverty was given at the in. quest on Saturday on Fanny Donald, aged 70, a laundry worker, of 03 Here* ford road, Dalston (reports the "Daily Mail" of December 6), Annie Donald, daughter, said that since her father died 40 years ago it had been one long struggle for her mo ther to keep body and soul together. Tho wltness's brother was ill in ba?d for 18 months until he died recently. His death preyed on her mother's mind, and she used to lie in bed and do no* thing but cry. Asked what her mother complained of, the daughter replied, "Her poor old back, whicl had been worn out with hard work." Tho witness became lhys terical, calling upon Heaven not to leave her to fight the battle of lifo alone, and had to be carriled out of the court, The jury returned a verdict of death from heart failure,
PARSONS AND HUNTING VIEW OF ARCHBISHOP OF YORK. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 24 January 1914
PARISONS AND IlUNTIN(i VJW ' O J?FA ,t41IOP OV YORK, In tledlcatlftig on Outlnday at .obor .Molllton Church a memorial window to tihe late lIev, Charles Bllngasby, who wa~s killed \while hu?ntlng, tile Arch* hbishop of York dlefenlded tl abssocla tion between hunting and the life of the professing Chrlistian (says the "Daily Neva" of November 18), I11 would be a very bold man, nald thelio Archbishop, wiho would argue that hunting was so cruel that it was abso, lutely wrong, "It is very dinicult to express an opinion," said MIr Jamies Juckland, wh\velt s?o on tile subject by a " Daily News" repr'esontativo. "The advocates of the spl)or't argue that It brings a great dea;l orf money Into the oountry, and, again, thel existence of the fox depend" largely upon it, It is a question wilho they it is better that tlhe fox should be shot by thile farmers on slg'ht or bred for hluntillng lpurposes," If hunting were to cease, ill a few years tlhe fox would be oxterminated, Mlr lHuclkland said ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 24 January 1914
III~II ASSUVRANE DO. LTD, ESTD. 1782. FIRE. AOCIDENT, EMPLOYERSH' LIABILITY. (OSSES PAID EXCEED £85,oo000,00ooo. Lossob by DUSHl FinES and by LIQHTHING aro madc gool by tile Company, AGENTS WANTED, VTOIaN 461 To 471 OOURKE ST., DFFIOI MIELOURNE, DAL?TY & 00, LTD,o AQUDIT8O larn~ a haMMArui~~ll·irM Masis~i~flG~sdai41z2fWa KAISER'S CASTLES FOR SALE COS'.T TOO c TUCIT FC01 IIPKEEP Tho Kaiser, who has completely, re covered from his recent indisposition, is reported by several of tlo Berlin news papers to-day to be planning to soiell a number of his castles (says the Berlin colrrespondent of the "Daily Express" of November 25), The reason for this step is that he finds their maintenance too great a drain on his purse. The expenses of the Imperial Court are increasing every year, and it is Impossible for him to obtain any further increase in his civil list, which was fixed at £1,000,000 in 1910. Including shooting boxes, the Kalsor owns about sixty residences in for nmany, and, d...
VOLTURNO DISASTER CAPTAIN'S ORDEAL [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 24 January 1914
VOLTURNO DISASTER CAPTAIN'S ORDECALJ "Within livo minutes of the fire belng reported to the captain flames rieaching to aholght of thlirty or forty foot wore leaping out of the iatcllway leading to No, 1 hold." This statement, madeo yestorday at thile Board of 'Prado in quiry, hold at the Caxton Hall, into the dlsastor to the Volturno, illustrated thle oxtraordinary nature of the tra gedy which those in chargeo of the Chip had to face (reports the "Dailly Ex press" of November 37). T'his appalling nuddenness in the do Volopment of the ire was. dueo in a largo measure to the inflammableo na ture of the cargo, whlllch was des1rlbod by Mr Aclandl, K,C,, who reiprlesented the Board of Trade, as folloWs: "In No, 1 hold there wore stowed drums and barrels of various chemi cals, and tar oil and other oils. Above that were rags, Above them peat moss, and above that sttraw-covered bottles, so that when thile fire started there was material for making tle asttonlshlng blaze whichl resulted. "...
OVERWORKED NURSES LONG HOURS [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 24 January 1914
OVERWORKED NURSES LONG IIOURS A large number of letters have bees received by the "Express" in support of a plea for overworked and undor paid hospital nurses. The following is typical of many: As a certlficated nurse, with experl once both of London and of provincial hospitals, lot me thank you for taking up the hard case of the nurses gen eorally, Few persons really roalise what nurses' hours are, The night work is, as a rule, twelve hours seven nights a week, and Bank Holldays bring no respite, The aproaching Christmas holidays mean to nurses only extra work and extra expense in the way of helping to pay for the decoration of their wards, It is really a, horrible time, so far as they are concerned, At one hospital I was in at Christmas time a fancy dress ball was arranged for the staff after the "festivities" for the patents wcro over. B3ut, alas! every one - doctors and nurses alikeo - was so "dead beat" that it was quietly allowed to fall tlhrough. I cannot understand why one G...
The Very Latest. Melbourne, Friday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 24 January 1914
The Very Latest. Melbourno, Frlday Evenlng, W heat.-Market steady at 3/6; Feobruary, ,Il/i The Liverpool and London markets are oabled firm, but unchanuged, Flour, £8110. Ot?e, 1/9 to 1/10. OUaff, £3/12/l. 1!ay, £5/10, Potatoes, £4/5 to £4110. OUniono, £U/ll, Mr, lluhoea, PresitduD of the Waeterido Woikirs' F?eduretion, has forwarded a re. quOest for a renewed oonferenceo to the tl3teaim shlip Oiwnera' Fderatioln, Sameo will pro. bably be heold neort week, SMr, Jua~too clea?os bas granted an appli. oation by theo ''uamanlian Master BIluilder for an order inti to prohibit Mr, Justioc Iligginse enforciug the Builders Laboureis award in that State, on the ground that there was no dispute before the oourt, It will be hourd In Ta'Vauonia, Ad dputation from the Manure Tlradle ant Chemical Wortea' Union asked Mr. Groom, Mioioter of (JU~iatose, to prolposeo a duty oi 10/ per ton on aruticotal manures, Mr Groon promlood to forward the request to the Intertatto Conmlision, which was in quItni...
PORTER'S PLIGHT [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 24 January 1914
POR1TER'S Pl(iflIT A special conuittee of four' mnom baers of the Battle (Sussex) Board of Guu'dians has been appointed to makel a seariching iinqluiry into the question of the worlhouse porter's trousers, at, ter six months' constanllt service, were I)ronoLmuiod lIyond repair. Tn April on the advice of a Local G(o vernment Board inspector, the Battle guardians decided, to put William George Parker', the porter, into uniform in order to maintain the dignity of tihe ancient town. 'They invited tenders and voted £3, and in due course Parker apl)eared In all the glory of blue and brass, an ornament to the position he has held for ton years. But time awl fate dealt unkindly with part of his uniform, and to save the dignity of Battle he asked for a new pair of trousers., A few days ago the guardians met to discuss the matter, but, like Parker's trousers, the meeting was divided, and the trouser amendment, moved by Lady Mlabelle Egorton, was defeated by one voto, Lady Mabello Egerton, ono...