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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 11 January 1916
IffiXONA j Rexoua, tlio Rapid Healer, is specially designed to meet the needs of sufferers from Eczema and other Skin Diseases. If ! ueed in tin; early stages it promptly heals | and even the most obstinate cases will ] yield to porsevering treatment with Hex- j ona, Price Is Od and 3s. Obtainable jynrywlirri-. . . !
OUR ROLL OF HONOR [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 11 January 1916
OUR ROLL OF HONOR The following is-a list of the heroic soldiers who have enlisted from the Donald district. Many of them are now in Galiipoli or elsewhere in the firing line. We would be glad to in sert the names of those unintention ally omitted. A—R Allen, H Allen, W Abbott, A Allen, S Aitkin, W Adlam. B—Lieut J U Barrie, RII Barber," J Barry, L Birch; M Berry, G Blair, W Barnes, T Bliss, R Bruce, D Barry, A Box, P Ber.nett, HJ Beckham. H Baird, J Booley, J Bellevelln, A W Barber, M Basset, A Bennett, A Iiailes, 0 Byrue and \V Burge, J J Bray, B F Baird, A Brockenshire C—H Cauuard, J Cleme.ita, W Coombs, J Cantwell, J Cameron, J T Casey, A Chapman, R Cruiksliank, T Cole, A Cleary, M Caliir, J Cavanagli. J Clark, Jack Clarke. D—C D'AIton, £. De Melker, J P D'Arcy, O Davey, W Davidson, R Dickie. B Dillon E—J Egan, J Etlieridge, A Eischolt, W Eiscbolt, G Evans. F H Floyd, A F oster, Fielding, J Freain, J J Faukuer, A Fletcher, R M Ferguson, J Fishlock, G—A A Gillies, YV Guild, C E G...
WHOOPING COUGH. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 11 January 1916
WHOOPING COUGH. Vevcr neglect Whooping Cough, for children arc often permanently injured by the awful straining of the eowgh. There is no danger whatever from whooping cough whon Chamberlain's Cough Remedy id freely given. It should bo given at once repeating the dose frequently, it liquifios the tough uiucus, ma Iced it easy to expec torate, keeps tliu cough looso ami counter acts any tendency toward puoiunouia. Have you anything worth sell ing V Anything you wish to put to the farmers ? Any goods, machin ery, sc., to place at the doors of the j townspeople, farmers, aucl others ? If so, advertise it at once in the Donald Times, which is rapidly in creasing in circulation.
A POPULAR MEMBER. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 11 January 1916
A POPULAR MEMBER. In a letter received by Mr T. P. Holland, Avon Plains, Mr Sampson returns his thanks and appreciation to all the residents in the various districts that have recently been connected by telephonic communi cation served by the St. ^rnaud, Banyena, and GreG re Village lines. This is the outcome of a letter that the committee to the St. Aruaud Banyena telephoue line directed to Mr Sampson, expressing the deep sense of gratefulness felt throughout the whole of the districts concerned which have benefited from his un tiring efforts and valuable influence. I' e\v know the indebtedness we owe to this able member. His constant thought is for the advancement of his constituency, and his presence on any public undertaking, is an as surauce that proper consideration will always be received. He is a man amongst men ; listened to and taken notice of in Parliament; and welcomed by all throughout the length and breadth of his vastWim mera constituency. ■ — St. Aruaud Mercury.
The Primary Producer. A TRAVELLER'S NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 11 January 1916
The Primary Producer. A TRAVELLER'S NOTE 3 A corresp .udent writes :—"Dur ing the past few weeks harvesting operations have become general, an:l by all accouuts the yields have been generally good. Travelling through the district of Cope Cope, I noticed some good crops owned by Messrs Leeder, Brown, Pilgrim; Gil tnour, and Bennetto, and over at Clierrup Messrs O'Meara aud John McKwan appear to be obtaining good averages. Throughout the Corack district the yields are good, aud Messrs Dunn, Perry, Warue, Mcintosh, Stakelutn, Sauds, Hehir, Cock field, Madder, Goldsmith, Livery, aud McNab have fairly good crops, the grain being plump aud hard Around Wilkur, Wat chern, aud Watchupga the yield is good, there being a couple of nice crops at Watcheui .West owned by Messrs Dickie aud Johnsou. Those owned by Me.ssrs L,avery, Walder, Skewes, Mullaue, Connellan, Blair, Clark, and Barues are also, good to see. The Massey crops are very fair, and Messrs McMahon, .Ross, Palfrauian, O'Callagha'u, a...
Two Decades Ago SOME REMINISCENCE Compiled from the Victorian Municipal Directory, 1896. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 11 January 1916
Two Decades Ago » S.OMK iU-MINTSCENCiiS Compiled from the Victorian Muni cipal Directory, 18%. 'I\vcuty years ago, comparatively speaking, is but yesterday to llu elder citizens, yet interesting history t'j the present generation. The town of Djiuild was then officially described as biiug "a municipal township with telegraph station, savings bank, post and money or:L-r office, public offices, court houses, euht hotels, two newspapers, Stile school, branches of three banks, agencies of various insurance com panies, and four places of worship." Donald was then, to use t,ord Brass ey's words, one of the fiuest farm ing districts it: the whole colony—as it is to-day. Mr Charles Wesley Abbott was iu charge of the lo^al post office, and coaches rau twice week!}' to Corack (fare oi), Mount Jeffcott (fare ~s 6d), and Sheep Hills (fare Ts 6d). The population was then estimated at approximate ly one thousand, as compared with .3501) to-day. In addition to the coach from Donald, a coach ran vi...
The Empire's Defence. THE MALLEE BATTALION. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 11 January 1916
The Empire's Defence. TIIH MALUUv BATTALION. The 5-1 tli Mallee Battalion prom ises to be quickly raised, as the re? ports from other centres are most encouraging. The table published below shows, firstly, the number of men physically fit in each district, secondly, the number to be supplied to the new force, and, thirdly, the number of reinforcements to be sup plied monthly :— ' Birchip ... ... 312 Charlton ... Donald St Arnaud Wycheproof 425 •187 520 7-33 ,30 57 41 46 10 13 14 15
Northern Water System HOLLAND'S EXAMPLE. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 11 January 1916
Nurthern Water System HOLLAND'S EXAMPLE. If a proposal of the Water Com mission for a more extensive use of windmills is carried out, some of the Northern settlements may in time bear resemblance to certain parts of Holland. About 12 months ago the Water Commission prepared a now scheme for the supply of Donald, and the experience of last year has proved it to be of the utmost value. A feature of the scheme is the ex tended use made of wind power to lift water. The success of .the "mill" power iu this instance is so marked a* to lead to serious consideration being given by the Commission to the introduction of windmills in all such cases where local conditions are favorable. The chairman of the commission (Mr C ittanach) states that although there is no intention to emulate Holland in this respect, it is believed that a much more extensive use can be made with gr^at advantage of wind power, which seems always available iu the NurLh.
Epistles to the Editor. THE WAR LOAN. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 11 January 1916
Epistles to the Editor. THK WAR LOAN. Sir, — Iu the great war iu which we are engaged, the Prime Minister, on behalf of the Commonwealth, hasgiveu au undertaking thai Aus fralia will be prepared to send her last man and expeud her last shil ling. Before the end of June next we are liable for, at least, 300,000 men, the equipping and maintain ing of whom will throw upon the Commonwealth Government an un precedented expenditure which can only hope to be provided for from loan money— and such loan money must be raised within Australia. The first war loan issue of five mil lion pounds was au unqualified suc cess, .£13,389,4 10 being subscribed. The assistance of the press on that occasion was much appreciated. The Commonwealth Government i'-s now asking for a second loan, and although the amount asked for is ^10,000,000, as much more as may be offered will be taken.— I am, etc. DENISON MTLIyKR.
POLITICAL TOPIC [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 11 January 1916
POLITICAL TOPIC The Hou R. Bloomfield Rees, M. I,.C. for the North-Western Pro vince, will retire by effluxion of lime during the present year. It is considered probable that he will be again returned without opposition to watch our interests. The Minister of Agriculture (Hon 1&lt;\ Hagel thorn), our other member, does not retire? uufil
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 11 January 1916
A AIIvRCJlIjJjvSS JUDG-b ! A merciless judge is Father Timo. be fore hiui the weak and the wanting go to the wall. Only the truth can stand. l7or fifteen years the following statement from a St Arnaud resident lias withstood this sternest of all tests. Mr John Undy, Butcher Street, St Aruaud, says :—"iUy wife took Doau's Backache Kidney Pills for kidney com plaint, and gained remarkable benefit from their use. She had been using a great number of remedies, and finding they did her no good, she became diskeart ened, and no wonder. She was in great pain, tlie ache in her back and shoulders being especially severe, rendering her totally unfit to do lier housework It was only with great difficulty that she could stand up straight. Her kidneys were ex tremely weak, and unhealthy, and this was as bad as the backache. I procured Doau's Backache Kidney Pills, and got her to take them, feeling sure that if there was anything in a name they would do her good. And thoy did do her good, more th...
Fatal Accident at Donald. MAGISTERIAL INQUIRY. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 11 January 1916
Fatal Accident at Donald. MAGISTERIAL INQUIRY. , Au inquiry was held at the St Ariiaua riospuai on Wednesday by Mr R Sloane, J.P., iu regard to the fatal accident which befell John Reudau, a native of St Helena, who was killed at Donald the day previ ous. The house surgeon deposed tliat at about 1-50 p.in. oil the 4th inst, he examined Rendau, who had just been brought into the hospital. He was suffering from a compound fracture of the right leg above the knee, aud blood was issuing from two puuctured wounds iu the vici nity. The right ankle was bruised and lacerated. The fourth and fifth toes of the left foot were torn from the bones, leaving them bare. De ceased stated that he had been run over by a bullock waggou, but did ' not blame anyone for the injuries. Witness amputated two toes aud set the fracture, aud ordered a stimulat ing line of treatment, but the uiiu's heart failed to re-act aud he died iu about five hours from shock and heart failure due to his injuries. John Marr....
ROYAL ALFRED HOMES. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 11 January 1916
ROYAL ALFRED HOMES. Sir,—When one considers the tru ly great and heroic part British mer chant seamed are taking in the war, their claim upon the generous con sideration of all is unquestionably established. That one of these brave fellows should stand in need of a helping hand when forced by age or affliction to abandon the sea would be, one ventures to affirm, an ingra titude to those to whom, as a body, Britain owes her commercial pros perity, and to whom to a degree most apparent of late she is indebted for the very daily necessaries of life. At one time it could be truly said that Britain was the only &reat ma ritime nation without a provision for its merchant seamen, but with the establishment of the Royal A1 fred Institution that stigma was re moved, and for half a century this great national charity has provided a home or pension for thousands of aged and destitute seamen of the British mercantile marine. lyike many other old established institu tions the Royal Alfre...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 11 January 1916
Official Game Laws. T 1ST OF GAMB AND NaTI\K GAME IN VICTORIA USDEH Yjjt; S E C 0 N D AN l-' 1 II I w SCHKUULKS TO THK GAME ACT 1390. , „ The W \ea. 411 Australian F-uma (witli «"» esccP tioo of snr.bcs) in the National Parks and Pnblic Gardens. Black Cockatoos, Bla,,. Swans, White Swans. Blackmailed or Rock-Pebbler Parrots Nronze-winged and other Wild Pigeons, Bmuard or \\ ild Turker, Californisn Quail, Cranes (.all birds 'known u3 Crpn«?, such as Herons, i'retB, 4c , except the Native Companion or°Australian Crane), ^'^koos, Ciirleu^, Wild Doves, Wild Duok and Teal. kniua, Pan-tails, Ibis, Java Turtle y faced or Mallee Kangaroos, Lar„e Grey Kangaroos, Larg« lied Kan-aroo3 Kin| fishes (all kinds), I,arka, Lttuglun^ JaLk ».3, Mallee Hens, Martins, M°t*£e9, Opossums, Owls, Swamp or Ground Para keets, Pheasants, Southern Stone Plover, Hobiiie, Spoonbills, reus. Since ihe above was gazetted wo bavo received a communication from the Malice Kelief Board informing us tbat that the close s...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 11 January 1916
Diamond Wedding. ORAM—ROWE Mr and Mrs George Oram, for- mer residents of Burrereo, celebrated their diamond wedding last Xmas Eve at Kew. Mrs Oram arrived at Geelong in 1852 by the sailing ves- sel "Clifton," whilst Mr Oram sailed for Australia by the "Great Britain,, a year later. Mrs Oram was the third daughter of the late Mr Thomas Rowe, of Hallaton, Leices- tershire, England, and Mr Oram was a son of the late Mr Geo. Oram, cf Leicester, England. They were married at Christ Church, Geelong, by the late Rev. Mr Goodman. After engaging with his brother John in a butchering business at Geelong, Mr Oram selected land in 1874 at North Rupanyup. In 1878 he removed to Burrereo, and carried 0n the occupation of farming, till 1902, when he sold his property to Mr T. Hewitt (a son-in-law), and then retired to Kew. Mrs W. Jen- kins, of Burrereo, and Mrs W. Waugh, of Elphinstone, but for- merly of Boolite, are daughters.
A PIONEER'S DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 11 January 1916
A PIONEER'S DEATH. We regret to record the death of Mr Samuel McPherson, a well known and esteemed resident of &nbsp; Wychitella, and one of the pioneers of the district, which occurred on New Year:s Day, from Bright's di- sease, after an illness of a month. The deceased gentleman was 70 years of age. He was engaged in farming at Talbot and took up land at Wychitella -10 years ago, remain- ing there ever since.
AN INTERESTING VISITOR [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 14 January 1916
AN INTERESTING VISITOR Sir H. Rider Haggard will tour the Commonwealth at au early dale ;o enquire into conditions for immi gration at the conclusion of the war, and,-as he-proposes to visit'the large wheat growing- districts, no doubt the Wimmera will be included in the programme. Sir Rider Hag gard is a most interesting personali ty. As a cultured man of letters, aud au eminent novelist, he requires no introduction to Victorians. Who amongst us has not read some, if not all, of the fascinating romances which transport us back to Greece and Kgypt in the Homeric age, to Spain aud the Inquisition, to Rome and her provinces in the days, of the empire, to Mexico when the Aztecs fell before the Couquistadore^ ? Who does not know "She" ? N >t the everyday she, or tha suffragette she, but Sir Ridar Higgard's parti cular "She." Presumably, Douald will be overlooked, should the emi nent novelist visit the Wiuimera. as there is nof enough influence in the right quarter to compete with H)r...
FIRE AT WARMUR. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 14 January 1916
FIRE AT WARMUR. Duriug^last Wednesday's storm the lightening struck a stook oa the farm of Mr J. T. Lilb'.irne, at War mur West;-' aud ignited it. The flame was noticed by Mrs E. Smith, who gave the alarm. The employees immediately rushei to the spot in order to beat out the flames, but had it not been fora timely rainfall the fire must have assuredly spreal throughout the paddock. Whett il is considered that there was abou 400 tons of hay in stooks,. and ovet 3000 bags of wheat standing in the stubble in the paddock and those adjoining, it must be admitted that thertimely warning • and the helpful rain proved a boon to the farmers in the immediate district. We have had some narrow escapes of fire in this district, and one aud, all will be pleased when the wheat is carted in for railage to the various ports. Practically the whole of the crops iu the vicinity of Mr Lilburne's pro perty were insurei, and the com panies interested have much to b; thankful for, knowing, as they do. that...