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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
Shire of Dimboola. £5 Reward. FT*IIE above reward will bo paid for JL information that will lead to the conviction of persons placing rubbish in any other place than the rubbish depot at .Rainbow, after thfs date. By ordef-,' II. D'ALTON, 1/8/13. Shire Secretary. Sale Our Annual Half-Yearly Sale will COMMENCE ON SATURDAY, 3Ist inst., and will be Continued for FOURTEEN DAYS ©NLY Bargains will be offered in all de partments. Goods marked down to specially low prices so as to make a clearance for large shipments of winter goods to arrive. No reasonable offer will be refused, for we require the floor sDace. Therefore the surplus stocks on hand must be cleared out. Remember for 14 Days Only. Bargains in all departments. Grocery, Drapery, Mil linery, Crockery, Ironmongery and Boots at G. Strauss, Central Store, Rainbow. USTRALIAN ESTATES AND II I AGE CO. LTD. WOOL WAREHOUSES, 573 to 579 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE. AUCTION SALES OF WOOL, HIDES, SKINS, TALLOW. AI?D GRAJW. * ? ' . WEEKLY. LIB...
"The Rainbow Argus" [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
"Tlie Rainbow Argus" No Resident of the District CAN AFFORD to do without his District papor. /" It i.* the only means by which the people of the district can keep in touch with the affairs in which they are personally interested. The City dailies and weeklies are all very we!! for thosu who wish to keep posted upon affairs of Stato and of the world, lint docs not a comparatively trifling event in our oivn neighbourhood loom much larger in our eyes than the downfall of a usitlon 011 the other side of the world? The local newspaper that gives all the news of its own town anil District— all tho doings of its peoplo and the hap penings—is therefore tho Newspaper that holds first place in tho regard of all who take a healthy interest in their surroundings. In addition to the peraor.al claim tho distriot Newspaper possesses it gives very real advantages from a business standpoint. Whether in business in the town or oil the land it is of Iho utmost importance to have a knowledge of wlmt i...
COST OF WATER SUPPLY. COMMISSION'S LIABILITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
COST OF W&TER SUPPL?. COMMISSION'S LIABILITIES. On Wednesday Mr. Grav,M.L.A. and Cr. Kaggatt, representating Karkarooc Council, waited on the Minister of Water Supply, and stated that the Water Commission had recently taken over the Turkey Bottom channel, which had been constructed by the council at a cost of £1200. The council asked that the commission should pay the sum of £1200 expended. Mr. Hutchinson replied that, while the commission had taken over the channels from many municipal councils, it had not paid for tbe co?t of construction. In this case it was felt, ihat a better service would be given -by the construction of a new channel to the east of the council'u work. He would discuss the matter with the commission.
DEVIL IN THE DUST FIENDS OF THE SAND. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
DEVIL IN THE DUST FIENDS OF THE SAND. (By Alan Ostler, "Daily Express' Special Correspondent). A stone's tfcrow out on either hand From this well-ordered path we tread. And all the world Is wild and strange; Churel and ghoul and Djinn and sprite Shall bear ue company to-night. For we have reached the Oldest Land, Wherein tho Powers of Darkness range. —Rudyard Kipl.ng. The Sau Mountains (British Somaliland), Nov. 8. Abyssinia—I am glad to bo out of it—is a Christian country. It is popu lated by the least pleasing of black races, and has also a population of witches, wizards, gnomes, goblins, and a large and varied assortment of de vils. Even if you refuse to believe in fairies, good or bad, you will believe, when you have travelled in Mcnelek's land, in the devils of Abyssinia. You can see and smell and hear some of them; and I have even shot one. He was a dust devil, and I shot him four days ago. Do you remember, in tho travellers' tales you read as a child (the Bruce and Mungo Park...
Rainbow Police Court FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1914. (Before Messrs. J. Sanders and A. G. Strauss, J's.P. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
Rainbow Police Court ? Friday, Fkhruary 6, 1914. (Before Messrs. J. Sanders anil A. G. Strauss, J's.P. P. Ryan v. 1. Cooke (VV. C. Thomas and Son, ganiishcecs); claim for"£7 4s. Mr. Murphy for jndgenieut creditor, for whom an order was made with £1 3s Gd costs. A. G. Strauss v. J. J. Murphy; claim for £10 2s 8d. Order for amount, with . £1 10s 6d costs. Mr. Ormerod appeared for Mr. Strauss, who did not adjudicate in this case. VALEDICTORY Prior to the lising of the - court the chairman of the bench (Mr. Sanders) referred to the resignation of Mr. Dunkley, who had acted as clerk of courts since its inception in Rainbow. He paid a warm tribute to that gentleman, who had carried out his duties with courtesy and undoubted ability, and con cluded by wishing him success iir his future sphere of labor. Mr. Strausa endorsed the chairman's remarks; and Mr. A. Murphy and Mr, W. H. Ormerod (bar) and Mr. G, II. liiby (press) also referred in appreciative terms to the retiring ollicer. Mr. Dunkl...
FRENCH LOAN REPLY TO GERMAN CHALLENGE [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
FRENCH LOAN REPLY TO GERMAN CHALLENGE] The French Cabinet, with faith in its strength, proposed a vote of confidence th/s evening on the question of the £5>2,000,000 military loan to meet the German challenge, and the measure was passed by 291 votes to 270 (says the Paris correspondent of "The Daily Express" of December 2). Earlier in the day the Deputy M. Brousse had presented an amendment to increase the loan to £60,000,000 on the score of 1914 budget necessity. Af ter discussion of the Treasury re quirements, M. Dumont, the Minister of Finance, accepted the Brousse amendment. This raised renewed opposition, how ever, and M. Barthou, the Premier, In tervening, declared that he would not engage himself to the proposal to in crease the loan, but held that the £52,000.000 figure was Irreducible. "If the Chamber does not vote it," he said, "it will be another Govern ment which will make the same de mand." Finally the Brousse amendment was t rejected by a large majority, and ju-'it ...
The Outlet Creek Bridge (TO THE EDITOR OF THE RAINBOW ARGUS) [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
The Outlet Creek Bridge (TO THE EDITOR OF THE DAINUOW AI'.GUS) Siit,—Two letters, on the above sub ject, have appeared in your journal, in each of which "Fair Plav" states that the bridge should be a mile or so up the creek, where the bridge is unnecessary in the wheat carting season. The creek is usually dry in suuimcr, whilst there is a great depth of water at the inlet. The poor farmers along the -lake have to travel miles before they can get to the first crossing, while up the creek ther have got fords, bridges, etc. The bridge would be of great use if it were built across the inlet. Now, Sir, I trust "Fair Play" will take this into consider ation before lie has anything mom t.n gay about the bridge, o ------ -Yours, etc., JUSTICE.
The Skin Market Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
The Skin Market Wednesday. /j-nc. AuatraujTi,. 'Aiercantiie, ijanu ana tfulnnfce CompdnyV limited, report:— felleepskins.: Small catalogues were sub mitted at'this yreekVivuclions; compet itipir was very keep/oijGiil merino, cross bred And fine X pelts4x'yhii:h sold Jgd to idSfl^liensV-foyoj.;,A)l other lines being of at late rates. Hides :Averago supplies were brought forward this week. Buyers were in full attendance, and the market for all weights was fully maintained. Tallow: Small supplies were submitted at Wed nesday's auctions. The market for well rendered and good colored lines was de cidedly 10s per ton in sellers' favor, while the darker shades declned 5s to 10a per ton.
Melbourne Wool Sales Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
Melbourne Wool Sales Monday. | Messrs. Dalgety and Co. Ltd. report: —We held our 13th sale of the season to-day and last of regular weekly series, when we offered a large and attractive catalogue of cIobo on 5000 bales. There was a large attendance of buyers and competition was animated and general throughout at values quite equal to advanced rates noticeable at last Mon day's sale. A good clearance of the catalogue was effected, making the company's sales in Victoria for the sea son to date close on 100,000 bales. Tuesday The Australian Mercantile Land and Finance Co. Ltd report:—We held our last regular weekly sale of the scsbo:) to-day, offering a small catalogue of 916 bales. With the exception of several light conditioned lots from the Weatern District, Upper Murray, Gippsland, South Australian Border and Tasmania, and a small clip branded Kajuligah from j near Mossgiel, the catalogue was made ■ up principally of odd bales of lambs' wool from Gippsland and tho North East-. Comp...
KITCHENER'S GREAT WORK PEASANTS IN HIS PALACE [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
KITCHENER'S GREAT WORK PEASANTS IN HIS PALACE A striking picture of the work that Lord Kitchener is doing for Egypt as British Agent-General and of the im pression his picturesque and vigorous personality has produced on the native mind was forthcoming yesterday (says "The Daily Mail" of November 29) in conversation with G. N. Sarruf Bey, son of the proprietor of the well-known Cairo vernacular newspaper, "Al-Mo kattam, who is now in London on the firm's business. Sarruf Bey said: The popularity enjoyed by Lord Kit chener in Egypt is wider and more comprehensive than that enjoyed by any of his predecessors. I think one may safely say that Lord Kitchener is the most popular flguro in Egypt to day. Ho has made all the Egyptians, from the Khedive down to the hum blest fellah (peasant), realise that he is the friencLof the Egyptians and under stands their needs. "EL LORD" AND THE VILLAGERS One has only to go across to the Agency in Cairo any morning to un derstand the hold Lord Kitchene...
Obituary. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
Obituary. The death occurred in New South Wales last week of Mr. Chaa. Freeman, an old resident of the Ellam and Je parit districts. Deceased selected land at Ellam as far back as 1890. llis wife predeceased him by five years. He leaves five sons and a daughter, ono of the former being Mr. L. Freeman, of Rainbow.
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE RECONSTRUCTION OF NAVAL BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE RECONSTRUCTION OF NAVAL BOARD. The completion of the Australlai Fleet Unit and the enlarged responsi bilities which have boon assumed bj the Commonwealth Government with regard to naval defence (writes an Australian correspondent to "The Westminster Gazette" on December 17). The personnel that was needed to deal with naval matters during the building up of the fleet and in the initial stages of the organisation of Admiral Henderson's scheme was of quite a different character from that which is necessary now that Admiral Patey has arrived in Australian waters and the serious business of training the olllcers and men of the Royal Aus tralian Navy has been commenced in real earnest. Among the changes which are in contemplation is the reconstruction of tho Naval Board. The Government hopes to obtain the services as llrst naval member of a British Admiral of high standing, who will be willing, for a limited period, at all events, to su pervise the important work of ren...
The Wheat Harvest [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
The Wheat Harvest The delivery of wheat at the Rainbow railway station, has, daring the week, probably owing to the excessive heat experienced, showed a decided falling off. Yesterday the market was firm, the quotation having advanced to 3e 2Jd. The bulk of the grain now carted is being 6tored.
HOUSES AND LIVES PENALTIES PAID. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
HOUSES AND LIVES PENALTIES PAID. (By L. G. Chiozza Money, in "The Daily News.") The death-rate of the United King Jom is 14,000 a year cf the population. This rate expresses the averaging of ome wide variations—variations which express the difference between good 'lousing and bad housing. There are places where the death-rate is about 20 per 1000; there are other places where it falls below 10 per 1000. [t is easier to state these things than to bring,home to the mind the full re alisation" of their meaning. Let me en deavor to convey their terrible import. To show what a death-rate may be under decent conditions, that of East bourne is about 10 to 1000. That also is about the death-rate of Hampstead. It is also the death-rate of New Zealand. What would it mean to the United "ingdom if the death-rate of the whole "ountry could be reduced to this figure, shown to be a possible figure by actual experience? It would mean a saving In the United Kingdom of 184,000 lives. That is to say, ...
Meteorological Forecast. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
Meteorological Forecast. « The following forecast has been issued by Mr. J. Harcourt Giddoris, M.R.S.A.. for the 3'ear 1914 :— February, 1 to 11—Fine and hot February, 12 to 17—Wind, sonic rain February, 18 to 28—Fine and sultry March, i to 5—Fine and sultry March, 6 to 12—Thunderstorms March, 13 to 19--Some showers March, 20 to 31—Squalls, vain, hail April, 1 to 10—Squalls, rain, ha/1, floods April, 11 to 17—Little rain April, 18 to 25—Little rain, frost April 26 to May 3—Little or no rain, '- frost Ma}-, 4 to 10—Little rain, frost May 11 to 17—Wind, little rain May IS to 25—Wind, little rain May 26 to' June 2—Some cold showers June, 3 to 8—Little rain, frost Juno, 0 to 1(1—Some heavy, showers June* 17 to 24—Little' niin; frost June, 25 to X*—I.i'ilS yarn, front July, 1 to 8 — 'St'/rmy, rain, cyl«l July, 0 tu iA—Liuic rain, fro.-it July, I(5'to -3 - Fine and t'rosf y July, 24 to 31—Cold showers August, 1 to (>—Wind, little rain August, 7 to 14— Little or no rain, frost August, 1...
IRONMASTER'S FORTUNE "UNKNOWN" MAN LEAVES £2,451,393 [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
IRONMASTER'S FORTUNE "UNKNOWN" MAN LEAVES £2,451,393 A man who was unknown to the general public In this country, although the firm of which he was the head has a world-wide reputation, has left a for tune of £2,451,393. Ho 13 Mr William "Weir, 01' Klldonan, chief partner in the firm of Messrs William Baird and Co., the Glasgow Ironmasters. The inventory of the personal estate was lodged with the Sheriff's Clerk 'of Ayrshire at Ayr yesterday (says "The Daily Express" on December 2). The duties on the property will amount to £337.660. The most interesting of Mr Weir's bequests are those to relatives. Mr David Eucan Wallace, his grand nephew, who was married last week to Lady Idina 'Sackville, will receive £150.000 and three latfge estate. A similar amount will go to Mr William Wlute'aw. a nephew, several nieces are lef; £50,000 each, and other relatives will benefit by amounts varying be tween £25,000 and £5000.
The Heart of a Girl (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER VIII.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
The Heart of a Girl By HENRY FARMER, Author of "The Money-Lender,'» "12a Quiltry Street," "Bondage,"etc. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER V1IL—Continued. Queenie's manner of accepting Mi chael Thome's offer of marriage was indeed unconventional. She had im molated herself on the family altar— for the family's sake, or perhaps for the sake of one member of the fam ily—her mother. She might have re fused Thorne, anl left her father, Beryl, and her brother to fend for themselves; left Philip to pay the penalty of his theft. Quite frankly, she had grown to hate her father; she despised her brother. Beryl she loved; hut Beryl with her training would have been in a position to earn her living independently of Thorne. But her mother's life depended on freedom from anxiety, constant atten tion, and comfortable surroundings. Thome had supplied the wherewithal. Had Queenie been free to earn her living she would have had a commer cial value of about thirty to thirty five shillings a week. The re...
NEWS AND NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
NEWS AND NOTES . The many friends of Mr. W. K. Dart, sen., who is, in every sense of the term a pioneer resident of the Rainbow district, will be sorry to learn that he was the victim of a painful, though happih', not serious accident on Friday evening of last week. Whilst driving into the town from his farm, accom panied by three ladies, for the purpose of catching the train, he had proceeded as far as McMillan's flat, and when passing from the fipwly made formation near the railway line on to the old road the wheel of the buegy ran into a rut precipitating Mr. Dart on to the ground, lie sustained a nasty laceration of the left hand, whilst^ he also strained his back. However, "be' was able to con ! tinne hia journey, and on arrival at i Rainbow Dr: Perrins examined the old geutleman and advised him to rest for - a time, which he did at the residence of his son Mr. Win. Dart, in Cust strcet. He returned home, after being under the doctor's care for several days, having almost recov...
CHAPTER X. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 7 February 1914
CHAPTER X. Some men who leap suddenly from comparative poverty to wealth pro ced at once to indulge in vulgar dis play. Michael Thorne, however, in his private life remained more or less true to the -habits of the plodding young clerk. He dressed better; he kept a motor-car as a thing of 'busi ness rather than pleasure; but he lived quite simply in an unostenta tious llat with an elderly house keeper and one servant; and the housekeeper could have told one that Mr. Thorne wanted an accurate ac count of where every penny of the housekeping money went. But it did not follow that the man did not revel in the power of his money; in his power to control the copper market; to raise and depress and 'baffle his rivals in the same market. In thiB way he got joy of his money. More than that. It had purchased a whole family, made absolute slaves and sponges of them; it had purchased him revenge and a woman. Only ono thing beyond its purchase power— love, reciprocity. His chance of ob taining t...