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POST CARDS FROM THE NORTH POLE. [Newspaper Article] — Warracknabeal Herald — 2 January 1914
POST CARDS FROM THE NORTH j POLE, Captain Amundsen, who first dis covered the South Pole, will start, early in 1914, on another great adven ture among the loe. " In his ship, the' Fram, he will fight his way across the Polar seas, and finally, try and drift to the'North Pole itself. The. cost of the great, expedition will 1 exceed -ijfiSO.'OOO and .so far the full sum has not been raised. To quickly: secure the balance of the " money Captain Amundsen has, adopted a novel plan—the sending of post cards from the North Pole to all those good people who care to pay a modest fee for the card, and thus help on the great adventure. The publisher of, "Liite" and "Everylady's Journal" has been asked toy Captain Amundsen to handle the distribution of these cards throughout Australasia. . Each > card costs 2/0; post free to the buyer. To secure one or more cards , ask your local newsagent,: or send- 2/ 6 in stamps or postal note for each card, addressed to. T. Shaw Fitchett, Dept. N., 370 S...
MINISTERIAL ELECTIONS. WRITS ISSUED. POLLING DAY, 16th JANUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Warracknabeal Herald — 2 January 1914
MINISTERIAL ELECTIONS. WRITS ISSUED, POURING. DAY, 16th JANUARY. On Monday Sir Frank .Madden, the Speaker, issued write for the Mini* terial elections in the districts of Allendale, Boriing, Esaendon, Castle maine and Maldon, and Prahron and Warra&mbool. 'Nominations must bo lodged before noon on Gth January, and polling has been fixed for 15th January.
GIRL'S TRAGIC DEATH. AN UNEXPLAINED SUICIDE. [Newspaper Article] — Warracknabeal Herald — 2 January 1914
j GIRL'S TRAGIC DEATH. ! AN UNEXPLAINED SUICIDE. Jean Blackley, 19, eldest daughter of Mr. John Blackley, farmer, of Tully vea, committed suicide' by blowing out her brains with a double-barrelled gun on Monday, December 23rd. No rea 1 son is assigned Cor her rash act. : Deceased had not enjoyed the'best of health recently, but "her indisposi tion was. not: so serious as to cause any anxiety to her relatives. During breakfast she suddenly rose from the table, remarking to 'a younger sister ■that she "did not want any more of that"—meaning the bread and butter. Shortly afterwards the report of a gun was heard, and Investigations revealed the terrible facts that the girl had en tered the boys' room, deliberately loaded "one of several guns which were kept there, placed the muzzle to her toirtplGr* and discharg©d it.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Warracknabeal Herald — 2 January 1914
LADIES ! |Y T Is truly si id, "Many women •;Iand- girls . suffer unnecessarily ' when a little knowledge may save tliem • years of pain and misery."-.. This .'knowledge every woman: will .find-In ithe' "Natura" Health Guide, sent free Ion refialpt of 2d. to cover postage. Address Dept: Wl, "Natura" Health ( Co: (Mrs. Clifford, Snpt.),"49 Elisabeth etmt, Melbourne. 240c. , The Huge Sale at - I GUNN'S. 1 | |5§T Every Article at HALF PRICE I i i Ail the Goods to Go. Hurry along: and get your Bargains. ! ' ' ' I Choose What Yoo like at . Half Price I THE TALK OF THE DISTRICT. Biggest and Most Sensational Sale Ever Known in Warracknabeal. |
NEWS OF THE DAY. MR. MEAD TO STAY IN VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Warracknabeal Herald — 2 January 1914
1 NEWS OF THE DAY. •Mil. .MEAB TO STAY IN VICTORIA. Air. El\yood Mead 1ms decided to stay in Victoria, but he will visit the United St/ites on leave. REVENU^ PROM MOTOR TRAiPFlC. I Tho VJr/orlan Government has ro-1 ceiv'ed, since September, for'registra- ] tion of;: motor" cars and drivers,! .-€■10,000;=" Tho year's revenue from j this source is expected to reach I £80,00^. j 'AN UNFORTUNATE HOUSEMAID, I Mary, M'Lean, domestic servant, of j Collins,street, while standing on a bed j to draw down a window blind, pulled ! the -whole of the window frame down upon, herself. She is now in the'hos pital'seriously injured about the neck and: spine. ■-&NOW STORMS IN BRITAIN. Snow storms are being experienced in Scotland, "Wales, and the Midlands. Nevertheless, the herring fleet on the east coast Is making record catches, and in the Ashing towns work is pro ceoding night and day. j"'i LUMPERS ON STRIKE. j The wheat lumpers employed at the railway station at Lockliardt, N.S.W., went on...
CROPS SWEPT AWAY. RAIN SAVES SITUATION. [Newspaper Article] — Warracknabeal Herald — 2 January 1914
CROPS SWEPT AWAY. RAIN SAVES SITUATION. •Disastrous fires have raged in the , Laceby and Greta, districts, and have resulted in heavy losses being suf* fered by various farmers. While a thunder-storm was In pro ! gress a dry tree was struck by light I ning. The long grass was ignited, and ' as there was a strong wind blowing, | the flames swept all before them. Mr. P .Kearney lost 400 acres of grass and four stacks of oats, con taining about 50 tons. Air. Kearney's family had a narrow escape. They were forced - to leave the homestead and seek shelter on the road. The fire came up to the wall of the building, but the . structure was saved after hard fighting. Mr. Geo. Smith, of Greta, lost 70! I acres of standing crop, which was I ready for the harvester, and, in addi tion two stacks of wheat' and oats. Mr.' Carniichael lost thirty acres of stooked crop, and thousands of acres of grass were burnt, aa well as n j small quantity of standing crop. Miles of fencing: were destroyed. I Amo...
HELD UP BY SNOW. THOUSANDS THROWN IDLE. LONDON, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Warracknabeal Herald — 2 January 1914
HELD UP BY SNOTV. THOUSANDS THROWN IDLE. LONDON, Tuesday. Snow, frost, and ice exist every where in Great Britain, and several, thousand men employed at the slate j | and stone quarries in Wales have been thrown idle. I A pensioner who was overtaken in ; Radnorshire, Wales, perished. I Snowstorms have disorganised the : I Channel traffic. I Messages from Paris state that the j ! Seine is swollen, and the river service j has been suspended as steamers are j unable to pass beneath the bridges. •
MR. WATT'S POLICY. SPEECH. [Newspaper Article] — Warracknabeal Herald — 2 January 1914
MR. WATT'S POLICY. SPEECH. Mr. W. A. Watt, the Premier, on Monday evening at Essendon will an nounce the programme. of the new State Ministry for the present Parlia ment, which in the ordinary course will expire iu November next. After reviewing the political history of the past few weeks Mr. Watt will claim that the new Government is thoroughly Liberal, nnd that the legis lation which it will bring forward and the administrative work which it will do will be sucU as might be expected from a Ministry so constituted—pro gressive. 'He will then indicate that the Workers' Compensation Bill, the Factories Bill, the Suburban- Tramway Bills, and a few financial measures, including the Appropriation Bill, will be proceeded with this session, and will outline broadly the measures pro posed for next session, which will also be shorter than usual, because Parliament will in 10 or 11 months ex pire by effluxion of time. Having set forth the Ministerial pro gramme, Mr. Watt will insist that the...
THE BORUNG ELECTION. MEETINGS OF CANDIDATES. [Newspaper Article] — Warracknabeal Herald — 2 January 1914
THE BORUNG ELECTION. • MEETINGS OF! OANDIDATBS. ,Mr. W. Hutchinson, Minister for Water Supply nud ■ Agriculture, came to "WurraekimbMl on Wednesday even ing, this b°inir the centre' of, the :Bor ung constituency. for which ho is seek ing re-election to the Legislative As-, sembly. , A; preliminary mooting of Mr. Hut chlnson's supporters was held at the Melba 'Hall on. Wednesday evening, when there was a good attendance. Mr W. P, Schlckerling was appointed per manent chairman,, aiid " Messrs. &lt;5. Hewitt,. T..W. Dally, J. Campbell, and R. Smith vice-presidents. . r All -pre sent formed themselves into a com mittee, "with, power .to. add . to their number, and an executive was appoin ted ,to: carry out the arrangements in connection with' the election, It was stated that other members ot .!'>&lt;■. fa binet were prepared to speaR in the electorate during the campaign, if it were, considered necessary for .them' to do so. ■ ' Mr. P. McRae, of Wallup, is contest ing...
SPORTING NEWS. MURTOA SPORTS. A SUCCESSFUL GATHERING. [Newspaper Article] — Warracknabeal Herald — 2 January 1914
SPORTING NEWS. MURTOA SPORTS. | A SUCCESSFUL GATHERING. ! «* There was a very, hir^c atteudRnco at the 'Murton sports yesterday. nnd a very successful - gathering; resulted. The principal footraclns events resul; teil as follows ■— Sheffield Handicap, 130 yards .!■ Butcher (Melbourne), 14V4yds., l; A. Maybery (Richmond), 12yds„ 2; H. Burton (Nhili), 14M>yds., 3. Novice Handicap—f. Davidson, S yds., J: F. Cox,.7Vjyds., 2; ,15, Wyatl, 0yds., H.
CORRESPONDENCE. A MATTER OF PUBLIC INTEREST. (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Warracknabeal Herald — 2 January 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. A MATTER OF PUBLIC INTEREST. (To the Editor.) Sir,—The express from Melbourne , leaves in two divisions, viz., 4.30 p.m. and 5.6 p.m. The former train I takes passengers for Horsham and beyond, the latter passengers for stations up to Horsham. Why not make the earlier train take passengers beyond Murtoa, and- run' the 5.6 p.m. train on to Warracknabeal Instead of Dlmboola as at present? It will cost the depart ment no more. The second express frequently runs with less than a dozen passengers beyond Murtoa, while that number often get out and have to wait till the morning to continue the jour ney to Warracknabeal. The second division train returns to Melbourne ahead of the express, and its present purpose could be accomplished if it returned from Warracknabeal. The writer of this letter will have very little opportunity of taking advantage of any change, hut surely a lot of local residents would be benefited by the alteration. Therefore, let them take the matter up, a...
WIRTH'S CIRCUS. SHOW IN WARRACKNABEAL. [Newspaper Article] — Warracknabeal Herald — 2 January 1914
WIRTH'8 CIRCU8, SHOW IN WAniiACKNABEAL. The holiday is almost hero, becaua* in the early morning hours of Friday t January 9th, the three circus train* , will be shunted on to the siding at , the railroad tracks, and whole waggon loads of real joy and gladness will be unloaded. It doesn't matter whether you are. young, old. or middle-nged, If you really want (o experience the got happy idea, you make the journey out there and view the spectacle with approving: eyes. There is always something about the coining of tho t circus that carries with it a universal appeal. Especially is it so with Wirth's circus. Each succeeding year sees them coming along with more daring and sensational performances, more beautiful ladies, more captivating horses, .fiercer tigers, and more hand some lions, more pondorous elephants, i and funuiov clowns than last time ; j and this year the spectacle is to be of; more than ordinary merit, for the pro gramme includes some of the very latest European and Amer...
MELBA PICTURES. "FAIRYLAND." [Newspaper Article] — Warracknabeal Herald — 2 January 1914
MELBA PICTURES. "FAIRYLAND." Delightful weather, a superb pro- j gramme, and a large attendance, toge«1 ther with the excellent projection, were the main factors that made the opening of Fairyland a decided success last Tuesday night week. Ma«y were the improvements noticeable since last season at this popular place of entertainment, not the least being the fine spacious gallery fitted with new and up to date chairs, which was .taxed to its utmost. The pictures are seen to.much more advantage in Fairyland owing to its great length, the gallery" being 150 feet from the screen, and the picture itself is much larger owing to the greater length of throw, and another great advantage is its height, the whole of the picture being easily seen from any part. The seating is so arranged that even the cheaper seat is not nearer than 80 feet to the picture. The management have also provided a number of chairs that can be placed in any part of the grounds i at the will of patrons, and this is gre...
PROGRESS OF BIOLOGY. REMARKABLE EXPERIMENTS. APPARATUS REGISTERS HUNGER. PHILADELPHIA, 31st December. [Newspaper Article] — Warracknabeal Herald — 2 January 1914
PROGRESS OP BIOLOGY. REMARKABLE EXPERIMENTS. APPARATUS REG1STBRS HUNGER. PHILADELPHIA, 31st December. The members of the American bio* logical societies yesterday witnessed a remarkable series of experiments, showing the possibility of removing blood from the system, thoroughly cleaning it, and returning: It to the body without danger to the subject. A dog figured in the experiments, which also Included the introduction of harmless dyes into the animal's sys* tem, showing the diffusion of the blood supply. A completely green rat was shown. ■Dr. Carlson exhibited an apparatus registering hunger as it is felt by hu*, man beings. He declared that appe tite was to some extent independent | of hunger, the former being nervous I phenomena of the brain, while hunger j was a sensation arising from the sto-1 mach. . - I
CAUGHT IN A GALE. PICNIC PARTY'S THRILLING EXPERIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Warracknabeal Herald — 2 January 1914
CAUGHT IX A GALE. PICNIC PARTY'S THRILLING EXPERIENCE. A Melbourne picnic party, consist ing of Mesdames Crowe, Teece, R. J. Moorehead, «D, Yates, Miss Ollphant, J. I Wright, Mcintosh, Joubert, Crowe,' Jiendle, Dr. Adams, and four children had a sensational experience in a storm off King Island. The crew of the steamer Marrawal were unable to continue the fight against the elements, and the party named put off in boats to attempt to get ashore. The gale raging caught the boats, carried away the oars, and swept over the boats, which were tossed [ about like corks for hours, to the! peril of those in them. I Finally, after a terrific struggle, one j boat was made to land. The others ( were swept ashore drenched and ! knocked about, but safe.
ENTERTAINMENTS STAR PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Warracknabeal Herald — 2 January 1914
IMTSSSTAIKMIHTS STAR PICTURES. Another large and appreciative audi* ence attended the Star Theatre on Wednesday evening, when an Interest ing and varied programme of photo* plays -was shown. "Her Guardian" was a fine. drama, and "A Welded Friendship," an Alaslrian romance, was watched with close attention and much enjoyed. "Out of the Jaws of Death" was a thrilling picture, and was followed with great Interest. The star drama, ''From Ignorance to Light," was powerfully depicted, and the audience manifested their appre ciation by frequent outbursts of ap plause. "Williamson's Animated Pic tures" depicted interesting happenings in various parts of the world. "The Labor Struggle" was a fine drama, well acted and staged on a lavish scale. The comedy subjects were most diverting, and caused much amusement, and included "Julie Keeps a Registry Office" and "Bumble's walk to Brighton."
TRAGEDY OF THE SURF. THREE CHILDREN DROWNED. [Newspaper Article] — Warracknabeal Herald — 2 January 1914
TRAGEDY OF THE SURF, j THREE cmS-DREN DROWNED. ! The family of Mr. Alexander Lou- j den. boot manufacturer, of Redfern. N.SiW., had been staying at their summer residence, Cronulla, for some weeks. At seven o'clock on Tuesday morning Louden's daughters, Mar jorie and Daphne, aged 22 and 16 re spectively, and their nephew, Alex* auder Louden, aged 12, went for a swim in the surf at Shelly beach, a ; dangerous spot at "which there are! many treacherous currents. MarjorieS got out of her depth, and was carried'! out to sea. Exhausted; she screamed ] "Help!" Her nephew -went to her as- ( sistance, and reached her, but, hecom- j ing too exhausted to help her, he dis-i appeared with Marjorie clutched in! his arms. The pair came to the sur« | face again, and Daphne then dived in I a gallant attempt to rescue them, but j ■when she got near them she sank. A j small boy named Eyro, who was a wit- j ness, raised an alarm, and life savers j ran to the scene. They brought the \ nephew's body ash...