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OBITUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
OBITUARY. Mr Thomas Quinlivan, the popular &nbsp; licensee of the Royal Exchange hotel, Mair street, Ballarat, died at 2 o'clock yesterday morning. The cause of death was pneumonia, which made its appearance on New Year's Night, and, despite the best medical skill avail- able, its fatal course could not be checked. Until the day mentioned, the deceased bad apparently enjoyed the best of health. The late Mr Quinlivan was born at Coghill's Creek 45 years ago, being the son of Mr Thos. Quinlivan, the well known farmer of that locality, who was only recently presented with a purse of sovereigns prior to leaving that district for Gipps- land. For 15 years the deceased had been licencee of the hotel referred to, and he was highly popular among all who had made his acquaintance. Genialty and courtesy were always received at his hands. In sporting he rvouiyi... considerable interest. " An publican" was a deserved com- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &...
ST. JOHN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL. DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
ST. JOHN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL. DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES. The prizes won by the scholars of St. John's Church of England Sunday School were presented at the school- room on Friday evening last, in the presence of a fair number of parents and friends. Prior to the distribution an excellent programme of musical and elocutionary items was given by the scholars, to the delight of those pre- sent. The performances of the child- ren were creditable to themselves and to those who tutored them, these being Mrs Roycraft and the Misses Roberts and King. The accompaniments for the choruses, etc , were nicely played by Miss Roberts. The vicar, the Rev. J. H. Macfarlane, had charge of the proceedings. The programme was as follows :—Xmas carol, Ruby Herbert, Louise Butterill, Addie Iles, Linda Iles, Maude Chalkley, Mavis Scott, Florrie Mann; duet, Florrie Mann and Maude Chalkley; recitation, "Jerry Joy," Alex Scott; chorus, " Jammy Face," seven girls; choruses, "Dande- lion" and "Dolly's Lullaby," Ray Ha...
AN INTERRUPTED WEDDING. BRIDEGROOM AN ESCAPED PRISONER. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
AN INTERRUPTED WEDDING. BRIDEGROOM AN ESCAPED PRISONER. Clever arrangements which two de- tectives made for a capture, frustrated a wedding ccremony, which was to have been performed at Gore-street, Fitzroy, on Saturday night, and left a disappointed young woman, the bride to be, crying sorrowfully on the door- step of a minister's home. Had the wedding taken placc an enjoyable evening would have been spent, as the bridal party were supported by several friends, whose wishes were for happiness and not for disaster. The bride was a young woman of 25, who was recently remanded at the City Court under the name of Minnie Clark; her intended husband was John Clark, who also figured in the court recently, and the officiating clergyman would have been a minister who lives at Gore street, Fitzroy. The detectives, who dramatically stopped the function, were Detectives Bannon and Mercer. Unluckily for them, they were unable to carry out their desires, though all their arrangements were comple...
MINING NEWS. CRESWICK QUARTZ G.M. CO. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
MINING NEWS. CRESWICK QUARTZ G.M. CO. Operations at the above company's mine, on the Nuggetty Gully lease, to the south of Creswick, are proceeding with celerily under the managership of Mr George Hocking, for it is ex- pected that the men will be sent below to-day to engage in active work. It will be remembered that after the machinery was erected the water— which had risen in the shaft for about 1oo feet—had to be baled out, which was expeditiously done, and no diffi- culty is now being experienced in keeping it in check. The workings were in a good state of repair, and now the men will be employed in extending the drives prior to other work being engaged in. South Berry—Two parties blocking in No 3 rise in payable dirt. Four parlies truckroading and blocking in No 4 rise, payable. One party repairing.
Rocky Lead. THE HARVEST. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
Rocky Lead. &nbsp; THE HARVEST. Harvest operations are being pushed on vigorously in this and surrounding district. The weather has been all that could be desired for the work. No trouble has been experienced in getting sufficient men to carry on the work. POTATO CROP. The potato crop, assisted by the rainfall of 23rd and 24th ult , has made good headway, and looks very promising for a fair yield. HAY STACKING COMPETITION. The secretary of the Smeaton Agri- cultural Society desires to call atten- tion of haystackers and farmers to the fact that the hay-stacking competition this year is for groups of not less than two stacks of not less than 40 tons each. &nbsp; Entries close on 20th January.
A SUSPECT RELEASED. THE SPARKS CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
A SUSPECT RELEA5ED. THE SPARKS CASE. There was a buzz of excitament in the City Court, Melbourne, on Satur- day when the name of John Henry Sparks was called, and the usual body of court habitues craned their necks expectantly towards the prisoner's entrance. A middle aged, short, sturdily built man, with a clean shaven, though rather wrinkled, face, very much tanned by the sun, and surmounted by a head of crisp dark hair, stepped quietly into the dock. He did not appear to be ill at ease, and he smiled &nbsp; a greeting to a frieud. If he had any sense of humor it was probably tickled &nbsp; at the trend of events. He was charged with having escaped from legal custody on 3rd July, 1901. The bench consisted of Mr P. &nbsp; Cohen, PM , and Messrs Goldspink and Latham and Dr Cuscaden, J's P. Mr Chas. Barnett, who appeared for accused, said that he was not Sparks, and that he strenuously denied the charge. Inspector Kennealy : We are going to ask your worships t...
DIED WHILE SWIMMING. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
DIED WHILE SWIMMING Mrs Ellen Daly, aged 33 years, wife of Mr J. Daly, of No 176 Edward street, East Brunswick, died under tragic circumstances while swimming &nbsp; in the bay at Elwood on Sunday morning. Mr and Mrs Daly went in for a swim. When they were several &nbsp; yards from the shore a strong under- tow was noticed, and the party de- cided to return to shallower water. &nbsp; Mrs Daly evidently became excited, as she was seen to collapse, and her husband, together with Mr Buchanan and several others, had to carry her &nbsp; ashore. Her husband states that her head only went under the water once &nbsp; before he went to her assistance. When she was laid on the sand, &nbsp; however, she was unconscious, and Dr Nicholas, of the Melbourne hos- &nbsp; pital, who happened to be in the &nbsp; vicinity, together with Dr Gerald C. &nbsp; Weigall, worked unsuccessfully for &nbsp; an hour to resuscitate her...
TERRIBLE TALE OF THE SEA. SHIPWRECKED SAILORS' PRIVATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
TERRIBLE TALE OF THE SEA. &nbsp; &nbsp; SHIPWRECKED SAILORS' PRIVATIONS. Eight members of the crew of the American schooner El Dorado were brought to Sydney on Saturday by the Night of the Garter from Easter Island, where they landed after terrible priva- tions, having travelled a thousand miles in a 22-footer after their vessel broke up. They lived for nearly six months on the island. Jack Wilson, the first mate, who was one of the party, spoke of the schooner as a crazy craft, that &nbsp; used to make about 3 inches of water in the best of weather. They had been 73 days out from Columbia River, bound for the west coast of South America, when they ran into bad weather. Pumping became ineffective to keep the water in check, and there was nothing for it but to abandon the ship. "There were eleven in the crew altogether—Captain Benson, myself, A. Johannsen (second mate), S. Irvata (Japanese cook), T. W. Wainstanley (cabin boy), Steve Drinkwater, Alex. Simonson,...
FOUND IN A DAM. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
FOUND IN A DAM. A sad fatality occurred at the Wyuna State Farm on Friday afternoon, the victim being Mrs Baird, wife of the manager of the farm, Mr Hugh Baird. The evidence at the inquiry showed that deceased had arranged with her son, a lad of 17, and two other boys visiting her, to go for a swim in a dam about 50 yards from the house. Two of the boys went to get timber for a springboard, and deceased left, stating she was going for a swim. Her coat and shoes were found by the boys on the bank, and her hat was floating in the water. Two of the farm hands made a drag with a piece of barbed wire, and recovered the body. There was a bruise on the forehead and other abrasions on the face. The deputy coroner returned a verdict that death &nbsp; was due to drowning; there was no evidence to show how deceased got into the water. Deceased was a native of Ballarat, aged 41 years Her hus- &nbsp; band was at Kyabram when the fatality occurred. Mrs Baird was a splendid swimmer...
DROWNING FATALITIES TWO BATHERS DROWNED. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
DROWNING FATALITIES TWO BATHERS DROWNED. After a terrible struggle with the breakers and a fight for life extending over half an hour, Miss Muriel May Hunter, of Malvern, and a young athlete, Mr W. Seabrook, of the same suburb, were drowned at midday on Saturday at Point Lonsdale, off the ocean beach, in most dramatic circum- stances. Amongst the bathers were Miss Hunter, Mr Anderson, a gentle- man to whom she was engaged to be married; Mr A. N. David, the well- known stock broker and Liberal politician, of Ballarat; Mr Quennell, of Bendigo; Messrs Tom and William Seabrook, two well known expert swimmers and life savers. There was a heavy sea running, but the weather was delightful, and the water appeared far less dangerous than usual. The majority of the bathers had finished their swim by about 12 o'clock, and had come ashore again to dry and dress, leaving only the engaged couple and some now untraceable third per- son in the water, about 100 yards from the beach. The brothers Sea...
CLERGYMAN'S TRAGIC DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
CLERGYMAN'S TRAGIC DEATH. A sad drowning fatality occurred on Friday night at Deniliquin. The Rev F. A. Wenborn, of St Paul's Church, had been an inmate of the hospital for a few days, suffering from pneumonia. About half past 10 o'clock on Friday night, during the temporary absence of a nurse from the private ward, Mr Wenborn, who apparently was delirous, broke through a wire window, and escaped from the ward. Tracks were followed from the hospital front gate to the police station corner, thence in the direction of the river. The police &nbsp; discovered a handkerchief bearing Mr Wenborn's initials at the edge of the water, and saw footprints in the mud. The river was dragged for several hours, but about 9 o'clock on Saturday morning some boys who were diving found the body within a few yards of the spot where the handkerchief was found.
BATHER'S SEIZURE. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
BATHER'S SEIZURE. The death of Mr George Losh Hutchinson, a former police magistrate, &nbsp; and a justice of peace, occurred sud- denly on Sunday morning. Deceased had been for the last three weeks staying with Mr and Mrs Trumble at the Royal Terminus hotel, Brighton Beach. On Sunday morning Mr Hutchinson and Mr Trumble had been for a swim at the Brighton Beach baths. Mr Hutchinson was returning to the shore, when he was seen to fall in about two feet of water. He was assisted to the shore, and Drs Gray and Weigall were telephoned for, but deceased expired before they arrived. Deceased, who was 86 years of age, &nbsp; bad been suffering for some time from heart failure. The body was taken to Mrs Trumble's residence in Hawthorn, awaiting the coroner's instructions. Deceased had some time previously expressed the wish that if he should die suddenly his body should not be taken to the Morgue.
LAND TAXATION. WHAT IS UNIMPROVED VALUE? [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
LAND TAXATION. WHAT IS UNIMPROVED VALUE ? Considering the extent to which the taxation of land upon the unimproved value basis has been resorted to by Australasian Governments, it seems surprising that there is still nothing approaching a standard definition of what "unimproved value" really &nbsp; means. The variations of the defini- tion are as numerous as the acts themselves, and while this was not a disturbing factor when the States looked after the imposition and collec- tion of their own taxes, it has created since the Commonwealth entered the land taxing arena not only confusion, but also an absurdity. A taxpayer at present makes out one return of unim- proved value for the State, and then has to make a second calculation of unimproved value that may, and gener- ally does, give a totally different result for the Commonwealth. A land valuer of considerable ex- perience in valuing for Federal and State land taxes stated that his defini- tion of unimproved value was "the...
WOMAN OF 70 HAS A FACE LIKE THAT OF A YOUNG GIRL. LONG-GUARDED FAMILY SECRET LEARNED THROUGH A PROVINCIAL LADY. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
WOMAN OF 70 HAS A FACE LIKE THAT OF A YOUNG GIRL. &nbsp; Long-Guarded Family Secret Learned Through a Provincial Lady. "From mother to daughter, genera- tion after generation," writes a lady now 70 years old, " we have been noted throughout the little provincial town where we live for the beauty of our complexions, preserved even to old age. Of late so many of our friends seem to have been deceived and disappointed by harmful skin remedies that we have decided it is not right for us to keep to ourselves any longer the formula that has always been considered as our family secret, and to which we owe our ' eternal youth.' Therefore we take this op- portunity of communicating it to our sister readers. Simply take 2 oz. rosewater, 1 dram tincture of benzoin and 2 oz. Flowers of Oxzoin, and mix them yourself at home. Any chemist can supply you with what is necessary. Shake the lotion before using and apply with a clean piece of cotton wool or a sponge regularly night and morning....
GARDEN WORK [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
GARDEN WORK Lilies are amongst the most beauti- ful and ornamental of cultivated bul- bous plants. Their large showy and richly colored flowers, which are in many varieties highly perfumed are produced on erect stems, giving the &nbsp; plants a stately appearance, and ren- &nbsp; dering them altogether indispensable &nbsp; subjects for the embellishment of the garden. Many of the strong grow- ing, hardy kinds are admirably ad- apted for grouping and naturalising in shrubberies, and when once estab- lished the bulbs may be allowed to remain for years without being taken up or disturbed. When planted here and there in clumps along near the edges of partially shaded walks and drives they present a most pleasing ef- fect when in full bloom. Lilies are best adapted for planting in the mix- ed border, arranging them according to the height of the different varieties. The commoner and most plentiful spe- cies that have been established here for many years give ample...
REWARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
REWARDS. It is beneath the dignity of those who can afford to set an artificial value upon their dignity to take a reward for finding lost property.The pre- &nbsp; sent writer has put this question to many men and women during the past fortnight, and they have almost all replied, after different methods of cir- cumlocution, that it depends upon the amount. The answer is not logical, but it is natural and it has some rea- son in it. The speakers, of course, lay themselves open to hard words. If they would not take ten shillings for finding a worthless trinket, why should they not refuse £10,000 for finding lost treasure? Do they require to be paid not to steal? If they would not take a small gratuity, why should they take a large one? After all, a tip is a tip, whatever the coin or the figure. Do they mean that every man's dignity has its price? That is no doubt what they do mean, and all &nbsp; these taunts are fair; but it remains &nbsp; true that quite as g...
VILLAGE PHILOSOPHY. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
VILLAGE PHILOSOPHY. Some fellows never show up very well at home, and always a good deal worse when abroad. A good rain in the nick of time makes a farmer feel like a newly ap- pointed democratic postmaster. When the title of D.D. goes to a preacher's head a is a misfit. One can see a good many things oven through a knot hole if he keeps his eyes open. The most of us could cut down our living expenses considerably if our neighbors would do the same. The importance of a quarrel is never measured by the noise of it. With some men, no celebration is worth while which doesn't require sev- eral days to get over the effects of it. Few may play with the devil and win. &nbsp; Among the blind, the one-eyed is king. A horse's strength, roughly speak- ing, is equal to that of about five men. &nbsp; We have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the journey of life with us. If a man does not make new acquain- tance as he advances through life, ...
OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
OF RURAL INTEREST &nbsp; (By "Rusticus.") "Our Vanishing Meat Supply" is the heading under which a leading San Francisco paper discusses the prospect of a meat famine in the United States. &nbsp; That such a prospect actually exists is admitted and deplored by the great &nbsp; meat slaughterers and packers of the Middle West. It is a matter of seri- &nbsp; ous portent to the United States; but other stock-raising countries of the world stand to benefit immensely, es- pecially in view of the tariff reduction that went into effect quite recently. If the fears of tlhe wholesale meat dealers of America are as well-found- ed, there is no limit to the quantity of frozen mutton and beef from Aus- tralia and New Zealand that the Unit- ed State can absorb. For seven or eight years past the price of meat has been high with a constant tendency to increase rather than depreciate. In the ensuing similar period there will be a further advance, according to every si...
MELBOURNE LETTER [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
MELBOURNE LETTER (From our Special Correspondent.) The call of tho beaches has become insistent. There are few who can resistt it at this season. The conse- quence is that accommodation of all kinds is at a premium, and the dis- comforts that are inseparable from the response to the call when, as with the majority of us, it cannot be made de &nbsp; luxe—a motor for the journey and a well-appointed bungalow at its end— detract considerably from the enjoy- ment. Every year sees the shores of Port Phillip more thickly dotted with camp structures. In some of them the pleasing effects that are so easily and inexpensively obtained in cons- tructing buildings of the kind, are &nbsp; manifest, but the majority are just the weatherboard and gal- vanised iron structures, which are so utterly at variance with the requirements of Australian climate, but which make up so large a part of the cheaper kind of dwellings alike in town and country, or seaside resort. These week-end dom...
FUNLETS. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 6 January 1914
FUNLETS. What heard the bed-tick?—The chef- fonier. Why did the napkin-ring?—Because the chair rung. What did the lard pail?—The frightful kerosene. What made the bed-spring?—It saw the umbrella-stand. Why didn't the paper-weiht? — It must always go before the table leaves. What was it the marmalade?—A table-leg. Where did the milk-jar?—It jardiniere. Where did the parachute?—At the gas range. Why did the ice cream—Because the egg-beater. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;