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BURNING OFF. FARMERS' OBLIGATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
—B—BW—M——W BURNING OFF. ——♦ FARMERS' OBLIGATIONS. Considerable confusion appears to exist in the minds of farmers and property owners concerning the demands of the law governing- the burning off of stubble or grass. The authorities assert that in the past but a very small proportion of those agriculturists who annually dispose of their stubble by firing it infringe the law and ren der themselves liable to heavy fines, with or without imprison ment. In this district it is the general practice to burn off the stubble, and in some instances the fanners do not conform to the re quirements of the law. Not in frequently, proper firebreaks are not provided around the boundaries of the paddock it is proposed to op erate upon, and the section of the Act, which requires that proper notice of the intention to burn 1 stubble must be given is not al ways complied with, but is honored more in the breach than in obser vance. In many quarters there is a belief that if a farmer desires to burn his s...
HINTS ON HABITS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
HINTS ON HABIT3. * Get out of the habit of being poor. Poverty ig no crime, but It Is infernal ly bad taste. Besides, lots of people have been cut out of wills simply and •olely for being poor. •Being poor is an extremely hard feablt to break yourself of, unless you begin very early In life. If you hava been poor for fifty or sixty years, you are practically incurable. Marriages are made in Heaven. That'B why all the brightest and beat men are waiting. They don't want to -throw themselves away on this side of Jordan. Acquire perfect manners. The use of manners is to enable you to do ex actly what you want without giving offence. The worst of all faults is to have none. Beauty is only skin deep. And the Aeart Is very far from the skin. If, by any chance, you want to be really good, get out of the habit of being beautiful. Try, to gain a reputation greater than you deserve, and then teach your self to deserve It. If you can do this, you won't need any further help from me. Don't get i...
The Sportsman's Ducks. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
The Sportsman's Ducks. Mrs. S., a lady resident in Scotland, while out driving one morning, over took a gentleman friend on his way to eajoy a day's duck-shooting. As she | passed, he called out, "I'll send you a 1 hrace of ducks to-night," and went on his way. But the ducks were wild indeed that day, or Mr. B. was a bad shot, for at Bight he returned home with only two snipe for his bag. Remembering his promise to Mrs. S„ and not wishing that she should know how unsuccess ful he had been, he called his "boy," and told him to go to the market, buy a pair of ducks, and leave them at the house of Mrs. S„ with his compliments. Two weeks afterwards he received an Invitation to lunch there, and be fore he left his hostess took occasion to ^ thank him for his present. They are lovely ducks. Won't you come and see them?" said she. "See them!" said the astonished «r. B. "Haien't you used them yet? ■ *ear they have been hanging too long." "Oh, no," the replied. "Come and see." Thereupon Bhe ...
MR. READ MURPHY WELCOMED. WESTERN DISTRICT AND CRIME. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
MR. READ MURPHY WELCOMED. WESTERN DISTRICT AND CRIME. Mr. Read Murphy, P.M., having been recently transferred to the metropolitan district, presided for the first time over the District Court on Tuesday. He was wel comed on behalf of the bar and the police. Mr. Murphy, in reply, said that he had come from one of the most prosperous districts in Victoria, where population had increased, and in the interests of justice he had travelled from one end to the other to the satisfaction of persons interested. Arrests in that district had decreased by one-fifth, and drunkenness by one-sixth.. He be lieved in trying to reform the man addicted to liquor, and to help him to regain.his self-respect. He re ciprocated the good wishes ex-« pressed.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
MACS' HOTEL, MORTLAKE. Leading House . in the District Harry Quiney, PROPRIETOR. Printed and published by M. S. ' Manson, for the proprietor, Mary Manson, at the office of the Mort lake "Dispatch," Dunlop-street, Mortlake, Victoria. Brumley Bros,., Butchers, DUNLOP STREET, Mortlake. BEEF AND MUTTON OF BEST OUAIJTY. . gSMALL GOODS. ■' THURMER! ==PI ANOS= i THURMER Pi AN 0,3 S tcr solidity or construction. J THURWER PIANOS j foi hnisbsd workmanship I THURMER PIANOS tor attractive appearance j THURMUR PIANOS (or rich musical qualities. j THURMER PIANOS (or standing in tune. THURMER PIANOS for moderatt price. THE THURMER PIANO It is ovet ZO years now since we first introduced '.he Thurmer Piano to the Aus tralian public, and to-day you will find t»*ese splendid instruments i^Ting un qualified satisirfction in every part of Australasia. Twenty years apo the Thur mer was indisputably the beat moderate priced piano on this market — >vd that Claim still holds good to-day. Ketr". merit an...
CARAMUT. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
. CARAMUT. (From our Correspondent.) ' Some mean contemptible cad de liberately tied up a dog that he re cently killed, and threw it into a dam, the property of Mr. W. J. Reid, senr., polluting- the water so that stock won't drink it. It is a pity such despicable scoundrels can not be caught red-handed at the game. Mr. Reid is prepared to give five pounds on conviction of the offender. Mr. T. W. Farmer, of Halstead, Caramut, supplies the following particulars of the rainfall at Cara mut for January : Total for the month, 34 points ; rain fell on 4 days. Corresponding month in 1913 : 24 points ; rain fell on 4 days.
District Racing Fixtures. The following dates have been granted by the V.R.C., for next season's races for district clubs:— [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
District Racing Fixtures. The following dates have been granted by the V.R.C., for next season's races for district clubs :— Feb 14—Cressy ,, 2\—Eeeac ,, 24—Colac Mar 7—Cobden ,, 14—Garvoc ,, 17—Koroit ,, 21—Hexham ,, 24—Caramut April 4—Woodford ,, 11—Mortlake „ 18—Teraug ,, 22—Hamilton May 5, 6, 7—Warrnambool.
MARKETS. MORTLAKE STOCK REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
MARKETS. MORTI,AKE STOCK REPORT. M'Donald and Brumley report having held their usual fortnightly sale on Wednesday last, when, owing to the extreme heat, only a small yarding came forward. There was a good attendance of buyers and throughout the sale competition was brisk and all sold at late good market rates. We quote- Sheep—Fat come back wethers 16s 3d, crossbred lambs.lis, 12s 7d, 13s 3d to 14s 6d, comeback ewes 5 years old 5s 7d. Cattle—Fat, cows £3 17s 6d to £5, 1 % year old heifers and steers £2 3s to £2 5s, 1 yr old old heifers and steers 18s, store cows £2 15s. We made sales for Messrs T. Slater, A. Gibbons, C. Sizeland, J. M'Donald, W. M'Lauchlan, J. Cathcart, A. Dennis and Sous Pty. Ltd., F. G. Brumley,. T. Evans, and Mrs. M'Donald and Mt. Shadwell Estate. Our next sale will be held on Wednesday, 18th February.
CRICKET. THIRD ROUND. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
CRICKET. THIRD ROUND. January ol. Cobrico v. Mortlake. Noorat a bye. February 7. Cobrico v. Noorat. Mortlake a bye. February 14. Noorat v. Mortlake. Cobrico abve. FOURTH ROUND. February 21. Mortlake v. Cobrico. Noorat a bye. February 28. Noorat v. Cobrico. Mortlake a bye. March 7. Mortlake v. Noorat. Cobrico a bye.
MORTLAKE FIRE BRIGADE. OPENING NEW HALL. PERFORMED BY MR. H. QUINEY. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
JWRTMKE FIRE BRIGADE. , OPENING NEW HAI,!,. PERFORMED BY MR. Ii. QUINSY, rhe important and interesting Invof opening the new Fire cerei* i rja]i took place on Thur-s ^ the presence of a rv hrge gathering- The night Ve?beautrful and fine, which *tbled trippers of the light fan e"4! to enter into the dancing , with great zest. The building | i frlfMr H. Quiney (president f ife Brigade) declared open is of ,° diuiensions, being over 50 feet in length and 35 feet in width In I r rv respect the new station Se is complete as it provides nle room for the firemen to cam' on their Practices iT\ *he «entef the weather not being f^ble to outdoor practice. In putting down such a floor the nfficers of the brigade were wise for fa lows the members of the bn 'iSea^d their friends to occas ionally enter into a night s : ment, with, profit and pleasure to all. It is particularly Lrthy of notice that the building was erected by the firemen, ably assisted by other tradesmen, and, consequently there wa...
WOMEN AND WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
WOMEN AND WORK Hi women who have not borne du ties to keep them occupied ought to igre some outside interests. The women who are sweet-tempered and charming and kindly disposed to wards humanity are the busy women —those frho work for their living or for charity or are occupied with the best duties of all—motherhood. An energetic, enthusiastic, ambitious business Voman with a calling, no matter how humble it is, has not the .time for the despicable pettiness that goes to make life a burden to all con* ceroed. The woman who works is inevitably a woman who is broad in her views. Her opinions are not riveted to any one spot. Her point of view is mov able. Her experience in the business mart gives her sympathy for other wo men workers. She has learned to ac cept every friend, new and old, at an honest valuation. She learns to enjoy the society of people who have maifo «omathi&K out of life.
The Empty Cradle. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
Tk Fmpty Cradle. "Wife, and yet not a mother" is the sad cry of many a woman in this fair land. To far more people than we think the precious gift of mother hord, ibough rightly due is denied. In such circumstances, readers sbcald .'.er-d 2d yostage for a iiios? va'uab'c book to the "Nat ure" Health Co. (Mrs. D. M. Clifford, Superintenent), which, tells how motherhood can be made easily yossible. The book is writt en by Mrs. Clifford herself specially for women and girls and contains much valued information and ad vice. Address Department B.C. 4Q Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.
THE MECHANICAL AGE. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
THE MECHANICAL AGE. Were we required to characterise this age of ours by any simple epithet we should be tempted to call it, not an Heroical, Devotional, Philosophical or Moral Age, but, above all others, the Mechanical Age. It is the Age of Machinery, in every outward arid uni versal sense of that word; the age which, with its whole individual might, forwards, teaches, and practises the great art of adapting means to ends. Nothing is nov.- done directly, or by hand; all is by rule and calculated con trivance. For the simplest operation, Eome helps and accompaniments, some cunning, abbreviating process is In readiness. Our old modes of execu tion are all discredited, and thrown aside. On every hand, the living arti san is driven from his workshop to make room for a Bpeedier, Inanimate cue.
TO MOTHERS OF BOYS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
TO MOTHERS OF BOYS. Boys demand especial care at the mother's hands. They should be trained to show consideration to oth« ers, and general good breeding. A lad who Is awkward, grumpy ana £11 at ease in the presence of visitors is a painful sight, especially when—■ as frequently happens—his sisters point a contrast by ease and refine ment of manner and a knowledge of etiquette. Let your boys wait on you. Do not be their humble slave. Nor should they be allowed to tyrannise over their sisters. That is the way to make them selfish, arrogant and generally Insufferable.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
SOOOMMNY FRER SELF. "About S years ago I had brass poison tig which caueed liver trouble," writes Mr. W. A. Peez, Amiat, N.Z. "/could not sleep or eat and wasted to a shadow. J After taking Chamberlain's Tablets for a j short time my health was greatly ini 1 proved and I have had no return of my ; trouble. I am now in good health and reckon I owe it to Chamberlain s lab* lets." Sold at F. Damyon,'s Pharmacy» Mortlake.
MORTLAKE SHIRE COUNCIL. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
MORTLAKE- SHIRE COUNCIL. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 6, i914. - Present:—Crs. R. A. D. Hood (president), Wells Brumley, P. Ormsby, W. J. T. Armstrong, W. T. Allen, G. Thompson, T. W. Bailey, and W. Moffatt. Correspondence. An apology was received from Cr, Clifford. Cr. Hood moved tliat a letter of condolence be forwarded to Cr. Clifford sympathising with him in his sad bereavement. Cr. Arm strong seconded. Carried. From Postmaster-General ac knowledging receipt of communi cation of 10th inst. respecting de sired establishment of telephonic communication between Mortlake and Lake Bolac.—Received. From Shire of Tarnbo forwarding circular re the proposed abolition of Railway Lands Acquisition Act, and pointing out that the Minister will receive a deputation on 4th February.—Received. From Kenna and others request ing that a bridge be erected over the Pejark drain between Justin's and Proctor's properties—Referred to the engineer. From Sutherland Home appeal ing for donation. —Received. From Geo. ...
"The Dispatch" SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7. PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Local and General News [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
"The Dispatch" SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7. Published Wednesday and Saturday Local and General News A crop of Federation wheat grown on fallowed land by Mr. •M'Minn, at Caranballac, and awarded second prize in the Beau fort Agricultural Society's wheat competition, has yielded 991 bags from 133 acres. This works out at an average of-25 bushels. Action is being taken by the State authorities to increase the forest reserves of Victoria by add ing to them a considerable area of timbered Crown lands. The Noorat Gun Club announ ces its usual shoot for to-day. A fine club trophy will be ■ competed for, to be won outright, and the second shoot for the continuous trophy will be held. A budget of Council items are held over. A meeting, of the Tennis Club was held in the Mechanics' Hall on Tuesday evening for the pur pose of considering the abvisabiiity of raising funds to put down a new tennis court. Mr. A. W. Anson .occupied the chair, and there were a large number present. Various suggestions wer...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
agWBM—3C A. STEWART &r. Co's, SUMMER CLEARING SALE Now ©n. Now On, WE have made Extraordinary Reductions n all Departments. We quote a fe^ of the many lines that we are offering. MANCHESTER DEPARTMENT. 72 inch white twill sheeting Is 3d yard, Calico and Long cloth, 3s lid dozen. Print, dark grounds, 4s lid dozen. Zephyrs 4s lid dozen. DRESS DEPARTMENT, Dress stuff, Summer Tweed, 9d a yard. MILLINERY DEPARTMENT, Special reductions. Ladies trimmed hats 5s lid. Children's Pandau hats 9d each. Ladies silk sunshades to clear at 2s lid each, Corsets from 2s 6d pair. Print blouses 2s 6d each. Ladies Sicilian skirt in navy and black, 7s lid. Women's all-wool cashmere hose 10/4d pair. Women's lace Lisle hose, tan and bla.ck Is pair. Children's cash sox 6d pair. MEN'S DEPARTMENT. Men's suits from 15s. Boys do from 4s lid suit. Men's tweed trousers from 4s lid pair.. Men's Denim trousers 2s 6d pair. Men'a Shirts Is lid each. Men's felt hats 4s lid each. Men's suits to measure 35s. See ...
WHAT IS A COBBER? [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
WHAT IS A COBBER? — Mr. Read Murphy, P.M., paid Port Melbourne court his first visit on Monday, and being more used to the culture of this district than the vernacular of the suburban youth, was puzzled by the term "cobber," and had his education extended as the result of seeking for enlightenment. Defendant, one William Paton, was charged with offensive be havior, and the evidence of Con stable Morris was to the effect that on January 15, at 10.30 p.m., Paton, with fourteen or fifteen other youths, rushed along Bay street like so many savages. They had been kicking at doors of residences and then bolting. Defendant denied kicking at any door, and William Collins, called as a witness, said it was a 'cobber' who kicked the door. . Mr. Read Murphy, P.M.—Cob ber ! What is a cobber ? Witness—Mate. Mr, Read Murphy, P.M.—Meat! Whit sort of meat ? (Laughter.) Witness—I said "mate"—a mate, Mr. Read Murphy, P.M.—Oh, I see ; you were going along and met a young man— Witness—Yes, and the young...