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RACING NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 3 January 1914
RAGING NOTES > (By "Trident.") Tie Victoria Amateur Turf Club (held1 a meeting' on Boxing Day, and once more the bookmakers had the ^ end of the stick, as only two favorites got home winners during the afternoon. The first race on the card v> as the Shoohria Hurdle Race. Doiuus 'had the race well in hand three fur longs from home, and won by four lengths from Goldfish and Common wealth. Fifteen faced the barrier m the Juvenile Stakes, for -which Lady Cantala was favorite at 7 to 2, •but punters were out of it once again. The winner turned up in Newberry, the top weight, who took charge almost from the start, and Avon by a neck from another out sider in Rantyga, with Adorn in third place. The Malvern Handicap produced a Held, of 17- Quair Burn defeated the favorite Culma by a length, fol lowed by Yarrien. Vanguard was the public fancy for the Oberon Steeplechase at 5 to 2, and he saw thein through by beatinjr The Guide by a length and a half. Talarno was eight lengths away thir...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 3 January 1914
I WASTED AM) GENERAL, ^Y^N'TED.—A laundress, good wages. Apply, Benevolent Asylum. Y\ JAN TED.—a nigbt wardsman, per manent. Apply, Castlemaine Be nevolent Asylum. Y\rANTED.—Youth, to work in j store. Apply, Monday morning. 1 Beekkigsale and Sons. I J ANTED.—A boy, able to drive. Ap ply, M. Van Heurck. baker. T ost.—Xev Year's Day, a: \i»> liar-) "* dens. silver Bag]is-h lever ".vaseii, • a ad Albert chain. with gold mountings.' Two models on chain. Good reward, iltf'iirn to "Mail" Offie*--. ; Wanted to BrY.—sauii saddle for boy, P. Ferguson, Fryers iowa. I nm LET.—"Cheltenham," large Queei X Ann villa, corner Hargrave am Templeton streets. Apply, Beckingsale Campbell street. -• TXISTORY Repeats itself.—Place :Long Gully, Bendigo. Residence J. Jewell, Esq., mining manager. Re marks, per letter, New Year, 1911— "Your gas light is splendid"; New Year, 1914—"The light continues tc aive yerl'ect service. Want you 'to i'h fn acetvlene bath heater, and latesi electric acetylene attachm...
INTERSTATE CRICKET VICTORIA V. NEW SOUTH WALES. MELBOURNE, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 3 January 1914
INTERSTATE CRICKET VICTORIA V. NEW SOUTH WALES. " f .MELBOURNE, Friday. if The first in terse are match" of the ^ersso:s between Victoria and,. New ?outh Wales commenced 0:1 tlie Mel bourne Cricket Ground at noon yester day. The teams were : — | Victoria :—W. W. Armstrong. W. parkeek, II. Bracher, R. L. Park, E. V. fcarro!!. F. Baring, T. J. Matthews, J. Ryder. L. M^Nairtrhton. W. Cannon. W. Sewart. |;, New So\ '.V'n! C'dy, r.'o'::i":S fcews, Folkarc, /i., --i v.. t | Messrs. R. M. Crockett and J. H. |tlessio were the umpires. The stands ui the outer ground, which now go Dearly round, were crowded, and by 4 S'ciock the grandstand and the mem bers' reserve were well filled. The flay was perfect, a bright sun being tempered by a light southerly breeze | Armstrong was the Victorian cap pain till lunch time. He then de manded that he should be appointed lapiain for the rest of the season, "he V.C.A. committee said that the i •ules prevented this being done. Arm strong resigned, and Carr...
AT THE GARDENS. £129 RECEIPTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 3 January 1914
AT THE GARDENS. £120 RECEIPTS. The animated scene at the Gardens on New Year's Day was evidence of the popularity of this rendezvous. From early in tho morninc up to about o o'clock people flocked riu-re in crowds, and all previous records as to the number who spent the day in the Gardens were broken. u is esti mated that over 7000 people were pre sent: The question of the Gardens being revenue producing' on behalf of the local charities has oft limes boon dis cussed. with the result r.har this year a strong organisation, known as the Castlemaine Charity Club, was formed, the object being to provide entertain ment tor the many visitors. The club was successful in securing the sole right of selling refreshments. and j conducting sideshows in the Gardens, and stalls were placed in prominent positions, each being manned by a staff of ladies and gentlemen. In addition to the fruit, lolly, and ice cream staiis, afternoon tea was dispensed at the shelter shed. Amusements were provided for...
PROCESSION PRIZES. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 3 January 1914
I PROCESSION PRIZES, i . Mod Imposing Feature.—Castle maine Fire Brigade, 1, £3: Kazoonian Band, 2. Best Dccoraied Vehicle.—Miss CUrk, £2, 1; Casiieiraine Fire Brigade (lad der), £i, 2; S. Beck, 3. Best, Comic Display.—Kazoonian Band, £2, 1; Castlemaine Fire Brig ade, £1. 2. 'Best Comic Character.—E. Miller (donkey), £1. Decorated Bicycle.—J. Thompson, 1. Best Team of Horses.—J. Jackson,, £2, 1. Best Fancy Dress Character.—.T. Briggs (bullock driver). £1, 1; John ny Walker, 2. Best Juvenile Display;—Inifer and Pelt's Ragtime Band, £2, 1. The Fire Brigade also provided spe cial prize3 for the best features in! tueir own display, and these were won! by rhe Red, White and Blue first, and the Howling Green second. |
GUILDFORD SPORTS [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 3 January 1914
GUILDFORD SPORTS The sports meeting, promoted by Mr J. Cool:, of the Commercial Hotel, in Russell Square on New Year's Day . (writes our local correspondent), tho ugh, of course, not very largely at tended, owing to the majority of the residents going to Castlemaine. proved to be most interesting, and the eveius were keenly contested. Mr Cook gave several races for the children, but a gentleman who was present, by his energetic action in collecting a sub stantial sum from the persons present, gave several other events for the kid dies, with the result that nearly every child present won a prize. Following are the results of the chief events : — Woodchop, underhand, loin, logs, G. Luke (X.S.W.), 1; G. Welsh Guild ford), 2. Time, lmin. 16isecs. Wood chop, underhand, 12in. logs. Carlo Barassi. 1: G. Luke, 2: R; Carty, 3. This was a keen contest, Barassi and Luke being nearly a d-ead heat. In the sheaf throwing contests, G. Luke, who, j it might be mentioned, is a son of Mr| G. Luke, of...
THE ART UNION. £500 PROFIT. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 3 January 1914
THE ART UXIOX. £500 PROFIT. | The An Union, the principal prize of j which was a motor car. was drawn j at the Faulder-Watson Hall in the - night, at a 11 nan or to eleven o'clock. I There was a fairly large attendance at fhis hall during the greater par: of the evening, and a crowd as the ;ane for drawing drew near. Those pre sent were entertained, while waiting, by .Mr Robert George, who had been engaged by the Art Union Co;n:t:i;; \\ At the time named. Cr. W. R Taylor. President of tiie Art Union Committee.! announced that the tickets had met i with such public favor thai it was ex pected that the net profit would be about £500. The committee were thankful to Mr Macafee, the secretary, and Mr McMillan, the touring ticket salesmen for their work. In the presence of the public, and of representatives of the press, the draw ! ing was then made by two girls. The winning number proved t0 be S4.SS7, the second prize fell to ticket num bered 35.2S4, and the third to 1T.G4T. So far ao cl...
HYDRANT RACE First, £2; second, £1; third. 10[?]. 100 yards. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 3 January 1914
HYDRANT RACE First, £2; second, £1; third. 10&lt;. 100 yards. First Round :—J. Trengrove, Ben digo, boat R. Casey, Bendigo; P. Bot ten, Castlemaine, beat W. Walker, Ben digo; J. AVebb, Castlemaine, bear F. Trengrove, Bendigo; H. Burge, Castle maine, beat E. Taylor, Castlemaine; J. Climas. Bendigo, beat W. B. Pattin son, Bendigo; F. Arthur, Eaglehawk. beat W. Yeats, Castlemaine; W. Tay lor, Castlemaine. beat C. Botten, Cas tlemaine; P. Williamson. Castlemaine, beat W. J. Qiiinn, Kyneton: W. Colli eoat, Castlemaine, beat G. J. Langlev, Kynetou; H. Harvey, Eaglehawk. a bye. Second Round :—Trengrove beat Harvey; Webb beat Botten; Climas beat Burge; Collieoat beat. William son; Arthur beat Taylor. Third Round;—After running a dead heat, Trengrove beat P. Botten; Ar thur bear, Climas; Collieoat a bye. FINAL. The final was run against time, and proved very exciting. " In the first round each of the compeiitiors did their work in l-5sccs. .In the run oil' the results were : — F. Art...
STANDING BLOCK CHOP. First, £8; second, £3; third, £1. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 3 January 1914
STAXDIXC; BLOCK CHOP. tirst, £S; second, £3; third, .€1. ! E. Herrod. Korrimiburra, ITsecs. brd. 1 D. Tully, Beudigo, scr. .. .. 2 \V. E. Hower. Ilealesville. 12secs. • bkd 3 Other competitors :—J. II. Burton, Tsecs. bhd.: J. G. Brown, Tsecs. bhd.. Time, 2min. 23 2-osecs.
QUARTER MILE HANDICAP. First, £7; 2nd, £2; 3rd, £1. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 3 January 1914
QTARTER MILE HANDICAP. First, £7; 2nd, £2; 3rd, £1. J. Godfrey, Bendigo. 2o yards .. 1 J. J. Healy, Fleinington, 36 yards 2 H. A. Wales, Pyramid, 34 yards .. 3 Other starters :—R. Featherston, 33 yards; G. iMullins, 3t> yards; D. Flem ing, 3S yards; A. Portwine, 38 yards. Time, 4G 2-5sees.
CHAMPION HIGH JUMP. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 3 January 1914
CHAMPION HIGH JUMP. . : For horses. First, £25 and champion cup, value £5/5/ (gift of Mr. W. R. Williams, Castleraaine Coach Factory); second, £7; third, £3. .Mr Owen Martin's Sandy, 6ft. Sin. .. 1 Mrs F. H. Phillips' Cordite, 6ft. Gin. 2 Mr. Bert. Harry's Loppy, 6ft. 4 In. .. 3 Other competitors were :—Mr. J. O. Robins' Snowflake; Mr Robins' Bobs; Messrs. J. and J. Slavin's Comet.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 3 January 1914
For Christmas and New Year Novelties COME TO HA YUS ANI> MAORIS' .Ladies' Bags, in all i'lie newest sluipes from 2. 11 upwards. Faiicy handkerchiefs, in boxes, a nicf Xrnas present, from 1/11 box. Gloves.A fine range of tlie newest colorings. "5 SVUPL10 BLOUSES AND 30 SAM PLE COSTUMES, IJouglu at a liig discount l'rom a 1 oading raaniu'acturer. mouses in Crepes, Delaines, and Silks, from 3-'G the blouse. Costumes in crepe, voiles, and linene, from S/G i he costume. .. A fresh display of Xmas Millinery and ready-to-wear hats. layss and Harris: THE HOUSE FOB QUALITY AM) SOLID VALUE. Then? 100. Value In Cutlery The Christinas season always lays bare your needs in Table Cut lery—if ihey exist at all. So we v, ant you to know, in good time, that if you are likely to require any additional knives and Forks, or a pair of Car v. ers, or Spoons and Forks, we can give you the very best possible value, and guaranteed quality. Our Season's re fjiiirements have iust arrived by mail steamer .M...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 3 January 1914
DEATH OF MRS W. L. WILLIAMS The death took place on Tuesday &nbsp; night (writes our Harcourt corres- pondent) of Mrs. Ethel P. Williams, wife of Mr W. L. Williams, the well known orchardist, in Miss Curlewis' private hospital, at the early age of &nbsp; 27 years. Although little hopes had been held &nbsp; out for her recovery, owing to serious heart trouble, following on a success- &nbsp; ful operation for peritonitis, everyone was anxiously hoping that a change, &nbsp; leading to ultimate recovery would take place, and which on Tuesday &nbsp; evening appeared probable so well did Mrs Williams appear. However, at about ten o'clock the patient sud- denly collapsed, and passed quietly away. The late Mrs. Williams was the eld- est daughter of Mr. R. Pascoe, fruiter- er of High street, Eaglehawk, and who for many years was a resident of this district, at one time owning a portion of the orchard, which ultimately be- came her home, being s...
Doctoring Precious Stones. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 5 January 1914
Doctoring Precious Stones. Under the careful treatment of a skil ful "doctor" a precious stone ruay very likely become worth ten times more than its original value. Diamond:-, perhaps, have received more attention titan any other gems. Tlieso are treat ed generally in order to rid them of a yellow tinge which' greatly reduces their ralue. Pearls lose their vitality and require very expert treatment. The outer skin J turns black as old age creeps upon j them, and this has to be most skilfully I removed by the "doctor." Turquoises often change in colour from their beautiful blue to & kind of sea-green, and then have to bo skinned and repolished. .Rubies which get "run down" arc improved in colour and appearance by the application of a certain vegetable dye. The "patient" is subjected to course of massage until the normal glow of good health is maintained, i Sapphires generally have t-o be ro | ducod in vitality. Their colouring has I frequently to be softened down by a I serie...
The Pillory. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 5 January 1914
I The Pillory. An Act of Parliament, dated June ! 30th, 1837. put an end to the use in ; the United Kingdom of the pillory, which barbarous mode of punishment, so indefinite in its severity, really ought to have be^.n abolished long ; before. It usually consisted of a wooden frame with holes for the ad ! mission of the head and hands. One I prisoner v.as accommodated in this though there were instances of pillories j made to accomodate a. number of offenders at once. Had the heroes of the pillories beep, only cheats, thieves, scandlemongers, perjurer-, and adventurers, it would rank no higher among instruments of punishment than do the '"'stocks" or the "ducking-stool": but it was :c.» barbarous custom to ordm- pilloried persons to have their nostrils slit or their ears cut off. while standing there in view of everybody. A taaious sufferer at the pillory, in 170:1. was Daniel Hcfoe. lie had pub lished a pamphlet, entitled. "The j Shortest Way with the Dissenters." Rather than that h...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 5 January 1914
NEW YEAR, 1914 I Fancy Goods, Station ery, Xmas Presents, Post Cards, Castle maine Views, etc. E. & M. Vale Have just opened up a Large Stock of Christmas Goods, embracing ■amongst other novelties— Perfumery, Wallets, Handbags, Purses, Leather Goods, LacHos' Companions. AUTO (*ll A I'll and POST CA11D ALBUMS. CHINA WARE and GLASS WAKE. THE QUALITY IS THE BEST. WE A HE 15 A POSITION TO OFFER OUR GOODS AT PRICES THAT MUST APPEAL TO THE THRIFTY. SPECIAL EFFORTS MADE TO PLEASE THE CHILDREN. E. and M. VALE, E. and >1. VALE, MARKET SQUARE, CASTLEMAIXE. WHY GO HUNGRY ? If your stomach, is weak and you j arc suffering, from indigestion, don't sacrifice your health, ahd com fort. Eat all the wholesome food! you want. Then take one of Dr. , Sheldon's Digestive Tabules after! each meal. They digest your food, and thus nourish and build you up, while the stomach is recovering its natural tone, is 6d and 2s 6d per tin. Obtainable everywhere. Geo. Clark and Son, wholesale distribu tors...
PACTS AND FANCIES. Wood Mines of Upper Tonkin. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 5 January 1914
j PACTS AND FANCIES. ' Wood Mines of Upper Tonkin. A curious source of wealth is found in the wood mines of Upper Tonkin. The wood originally was a pine forest, which the earth swallowed in some cataclysm. Some of the trees are a yard in diameter. They lie in a slanting direction, and in sandy soils, which cover them to a depth of about eight yards. As the top branches are well preserved, it is thought the geological convulsion which buried them cannot be of a very great antiqu ity. The wood furnished by these timber mines is imperishable, and the Chinese gladly buy it for coftins.