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...Shire Grants... [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 30 January 1914
...Shire Grants... Mr P. Kelly, Shire secretary, Ballan, has been successful in hav ing the various grants due to the shir* finally fixed up. The amount due from closed roadt, £144/10/2 is now available, and will be paid to the oredit of the Shire funds dar ing the next few days. The gra»t of £150 has to be re-voted, and as soon as this is done will be paid into the shir* funds without fur ther trouble.
Trip to Liverpool. THE "SECOND CITY IN ENGLAND." [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 30 January 1914
Trip to Liverpool, THK "S3JC0ND CITY IJf , ENGLAND." BY P. P. SOLUVAN, IN THS "MEI.B0URNI5 ADVOCATE. Onr next railway journey in Old England wna to Liverpool. Tha objeot of our visit to the "gateway of the Atlantio" was to see lomo Australian friends off to the Sunny Bonth. They were Mr and Mrs A. Data, of Bayswater, near Melbourne (formerly of Egerton), who wero returning by tho White Star liner Suevio, after spending a three months'holiday in Belgium. Tra velling by tho London and North Western express train, we covered the distance of 198 miles in a littlo over three honra. The train tra velled so fmt that there wag not much time to admire the soenery. Along the railway for a consider able distance was a canal, which ! runs all the way from London to Manchester, the '.'cottonopolis of England," and every now and again we could see barges, heavily laden with merchandise of all kinds, being towed along by horses. As we enter Liverpool the land scape is quite devoid of vegetation, l...
A Home-made Hair Grower, That Does Marvels. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 30 January 1914
A Home-made Hair Grower, That Does Marvels. During the last few years an nouncements have appeared oc casionally tolling how to make a really good hair toiiio that would actually make the hair grow, and it gives us great pleasure to learn that bo many who huye tried it have obtained euoh remarkable reunite. Oue lady writes that im mediately after reading the formula, she vreut to her chemist and had him put up as directed, 1 ounce of Lavona de Composse, J- dram men thol Crystals, and 8 oza Bay Rum. She took this homo, nnd, although her hair had besn falling out ter ribly aud she was threatened with baldness, »lie was astonished and delighted to note that the falling out of the hair stopped immediate-1 ly, and tho hnir begau to grow in j an amazing manner. In fact, she states that it lias already grown 8 inohes in two months. She rubbed the touic into the roots twice a day, but now applies it only onoo a day. It is specially interesting to note from this and other reports that this h...
...Lal Lal Races... THE AFTERMATH [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 30 January 1914
...Lai Lai Racos... THE AFTERMATH Paoked within & cattle track, Swearing at eaoh j«rk and jar, Compliment* you loudly chuck At the great V.R. Someone on your oorn descends With a stout eleven shoe, Though your mind to language bends, "That's all right, ole man,"sea you —Going out. Easy seems the card to pick, Stiffun looks a reg'lar oert., Coins within your pocket click, Noble hop# your ohest has grit. . Second last I You mildly yearn For a philosophic text, Till you on the card discern Two-stone-morala for the next— On the Course. 'Oo'd a thought that cow "udpaoe?" Says a little puuter pea : Sighe of sorrow interlace With the deepest blasphemy. '"Ere, git off me blighted 'at!" Someone oriea in raucous strain, All your golden dreams fall flat In the same old oattle train— Coming Baok.
CHAPTER VIII. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 30 January 1914
CHAPTER VIII. The two rooms, bedroom and sit ting-room, wore most dolightfulty situ ated. Tho airy, bow-windowed sitting room faced the sea-front. Soutlibourno —famous for its climate and pinos, and summer and winter gardens, did not present tho oheerless, empty aspect of somo seaside resorts in tho wintor months, though perhaps tho number of hath-chairs and invalids that consti tuted a feature of tho place was a lit tlo depressing. Every morning 'at noon, woathor permitting—and at Soutlibourno weath er generally did permit—an oaay-rolling bath-chair, well-sprung and pneumatic tyred, arrived at BoUovue Houso for (rs. Prico, ond for tho rest Mrs. Price found it pleasant on tho comfortable sofa in tho bow-window, from which sho commanded a panoramic view of sea and passers-by. It was pleasant, also, contributing to peaco of mind and so to convalescence, to have meals well served and regularly, without having to order or to consider exponso. Queon io's presence furthor contributed to M...
FOOTBALL INCIDENT IDENTITY MYSTERY. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 30 January 1914
FOOTBALL INCIDENT IDENTITY MYSTERY. Tho charge against a man giving the namo of Frederick Pater of attempting to bribe a West Bromwich Albion foot ball player was heard at Smothwick yesterday (reports tho "Daily Mall" of December 2). Defendant, a man of medium height, apparently about CO,with groy hair and a sandy moustache, was well dressed. Mr Chapman, who appeared for him, said Pater was not his proper name. Ho did not dcslro his real namo to be mentioned. Mr J. 8. Sharp©, prosecuting on bo half of the West Bromwich Albion Football Club directors, with tho sup port of the Football Association, ox plained that Mr Jesse Pennington was captain of tho Albion club, which cn Saturday played a match against Ever ton. On Friday afternoon tho defen dant called on Mr Pennington at his shop, and made a proposal with regard to the match on tho following day. " I must say," said Mr Sharpc, "Mr Pen nington acted very cleverly in tho mat ter. He played with tho defendant, and ultimately suggest...
MILITARY ATTITUDE PROTECTION OF CITIZENS [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 30 January 1914
MILITARY ATTITUDE PROTECTION OF CITIZENS The Kaiser last night summoned his ! new War Minister, General von Falken hayn, and the Chief of tho Imperial Military Cabinet, General Baron von j Lynckner, to Donaueschlngen, where his Majesty Is staying with his friend Prince Max Egon zu Furstonberg (says the Berlin correspondent of tho "Dally Mail," December 2). To-day tho Inci dents at Zabern, in Lower Alsace, were the subject 'of an exhaustive discus sion between tho Kaiser and his mili tary chiefs. The incidents at Zabern originated in a speech made by a twenty-year-old subaltern, Lieutenant von Forstner, to his men. Ho advised them to stab any "wackes" (meaning rowdy) who at tacked them. The populace Interpreted "wackes" aa meaning Alsatian and made angry demonstrations against the military, who on Friday took control of the town for twenty-four hours. The Incidents havo now become an affair of national magnitude. Tho Reichstag to-day devoted most of Its attention to Zabern instead of...
Lal Lal. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 30 January 1914
Lai Lai. Mr A. T. Knight, a uative of Lai Lai, has made quite a unique per formance. He began life as a pupil teacher at the Yendon State school. Later lie was transferred to Ballarat, and from there he went into the Training College, Melbourne, and was the first student to bring the Gladman to Ballarat. Three years or so ago he was transferred to Mel bourne, and at once he made up bis mind to take up a University course. ■This entailed a very heavy handicap, being married and having a family, and just on 40 years of age; having also to continue teaching as a means of support when he took on his self imposed task. Notwithstanding all these difficulties, Mr Knight has succeeded iu gaining his B.A. de gree, and has been appointed to the seuior mastership of the Melbourne High School, where he has been for two years French master. Mr Knight lias been a success all along the liue asaresult of his untiringapplication. His old schoolmates and friends gen erally will join in wishing him al...
Popular Residents Farewelled [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 30 January 1914
Popular Residents Parewellod Mr John Freemau, who is leaving Gordon, to carry ou the Victoria Hotel, near Ballarat East, was pre sented with a smoker's outfit as a memento of the esteem in which he was held by the Gordon people. Mr Joe Delaney presided, and in a very eulogistic speech referred to the ex cellent qualities of Mr Freeman as a citizen and a business man. Mr h. Rosenow, who made tliepreseuta tion, asked Mr Freeman to accept the souvenir in the spirit in which it was given by his fellow citizens. Mr Freeman suitably responded, and thanked the donors for their handsome gift, which he assured them he would cherish and treasure as long as he -lived.During the evening songs "were rendered by Messrs T. Clifford, H. Stewart, J. Parker, and J. F. "Delaney, and the singing of "Auld Lang Syne" by the whole assemblage brought a very enjoyable function to a close. The function took place at Williams' hotel. Later in the week Mrs Free man was entertained by the ladies in the Mechanic...
EGERTON [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 30 January 1914
EG ERTONT The Bay Horse Syndicate, the members of which are Melbourne residents, has been prospecting at Egerton for about 10 mouths. Work has been carried on lately in new country about 400ft from the "new shaft" of the ouce famous Egerton company. At a depth of 20ft the cap of the lode was struck. The stone, which is dipping south-west, is 4 feet wide and shows gold freely in the solid stone. The manager, Mr George Edwards, expects that if will yield a yioz to the ton. A Jrja.1 crushing is now at grass. Since the syndicate, which is a small oiie, commenced prospecting here over .£400 has been spent in testing various reefs in the locality. On various occasions payable crushiugs have resulted.
...Leigh Creek... [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 30 January 1914
...Leigh Creek... Snakes are malting themselves rather prominent about here this season. On New Year's Day, one was almost stepped on in the middle of the main road, opposite the post office by Mr Cane, whilst another was seen disporting itself on the bank of a culvert oppositethe Leigh Creek hotel, and on Monday Miss E. Duffy almost trod on one of the pests outside the side-gate of the house. Whilst Mr J. S. Lazarus, the local shire secretary, was driv ing through the reserve, he pulled up within a yard of a black snake, which escaped before he could get j out of his trap to despatch it.
...Bungaree... [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 30 January 1914
...Bungareo.., A sharp thunderstorm occurred liere on Sunday. , The morning, which broke cool and fresh, after a sultry day 011 Saturday, gradually became warmer, until aftef mid-day it grew more and more oppressive, [culminating in a thunderstorm. About evening a sharp fall of hail stone occurred, more like frozen ice than hail. The noise of tiiese pieces of ice, about as large asmarblcs, fal ling on the iron roofs, sounded like a shower of road metal. Vivid flashes of lightning lit up the dis trict, which was more or lessquickly followed by peals of thunder that sounded like artillery firing off close to the house. The harvest has, on many farms, been safely gathered in, and this timely fall of rain will do an immense, amount of good in freshening the potato crops, filling tanks, and freshening up the pad docks generally. The harvest,gen erally, has not proved quite so pro lific as anticipated.
Foundation Day Picnic. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 30 January 1914
foundation Day Picnic. The annual picnic organised by the adherents'of tlie Egerton Welsh church' took place on Monday at the Egerton cricket ground. Owing to the inclement weather in the morning refreshments were served in the church. In the afternoon the weather cleared up, and the large army of pleasure seekers adjourned to the cricket ground, where games and racing for prizes for the children were entered into with much zest. Seating accommodation was pro vided for the elderly people, who attended in strong force. The culi nary arrangements were splendidly carried out, there being ample re freshments for all and sundry, and plenty to spare. A fitting termina tion to what was voted—" Egerton's best picnic," was a social held in the church, at which a large number of young people attended, and enjoyed themselves to their hearts' couteut.
...The Death Roll... [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 30 January 1914
...The Death Roll... Captain Wilson, a sea-faring man, died at Egerton last week. The deceased, who was an uncle of Mr R. W. Baxter, of the "Star," was 90 years of age, having been born In 1824 at Newburgh, Fife, Scot land. He arrived at Sydney in 1847, in charge of a ship with a 1 general cargo of merchandise. His ' next visit to Australia was in 1848, | when he landed at Geelong. On ! hearing of the discovery of gold in California, he went there, and was on the diggings at Sacramento river. When the reports of the rich finds in Australia reached California, Captain Wilson and a few compan ions bought a vessel and brought It over with a general cargo to Aus tralia. On the arrival in 1850 the news from the goldfields was so en couraging that they sold their ship and set out for the "diggings" at Ballarat. The deceased was in Bal larat at the time of the Eureka riots. Thefuneral, which was private, took place on Friday at the Ballarat Old Cemetery. The local funeral ar rangements wer...
Personal. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 30 January 1914
Personal. Two Millbrookites—Messrs P. Wall and J. O'Brien, have returned to the scene of tlieir old haunts on a brief holiday. The former is a large landholder on the Murray flats, while the latter is a successful W. A. farmer. After 14 years absence, in the land of theblack swau, Mr Tlios. Davis, nephew of Mrs Morgan, has returned to Efjerton, to spend a few weeks holiday with his relatives. Master Thomas Carej, a talented pupil of St. Palrioka school, Gordon, has gained bis Merit Certificate. He is a son of Mr Tim Carsj, of Gordon.
VOLUNTARY INSURANCE GAIN TO FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 30 January 1914
VOLUNTARY INSURANCE GAIN TO FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. (Uy Margarot Douglas, In "Tho Dally Mail.") If the compulsory Insurance Act had no other defects, the multiplicity of cooks xvould probably spoil the Insur ance broth. The officials of friendly yoelctlcs who have for years past car ried on their quiet but magnificent wcrk have now to he in constant touch with a number of committees, referees, audi tors, and inspectors, while tho Insur ance Commissioners aro always hover ing In the background armad with a spoonful of new regulations, special or ders or provisional special orders, to ftir Into the refreshing deooctlon. Tills'multiplication of authorities is not only costly to an absurd degree, but it will restrict tho freo development of tho mutual benefit societies to a very serious extent. 'No movements in his tory have been more spontaneous, moro true to national tradition, and less ham pered by official interference than tho friendly society and trade union move ments in this country...
LAND AND LABOR PREMIER'S VIEW. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 30 January 1914
LAND AND LABOR PREMIER'S VIEW. "Wo have mot to inaugurate an or ganised movemont whoso primary pur pose It is to inform and to stimulate public opinion as to the urgency of 1 ; land problems and tho necessity of i | land reform," declared Mr Asquith at , a dinner to inaugurate tho new Central' Land and Housing Council. ( Dealing first with tho condition of tho rural population, tho Premier said the prospocts of the mass of tho agricul 1 tural community dopended on tho 1 wages of tho rural laborer. I "In Durham and Northumberland the averago weekly earnings of the agri cultural laborer were 21/ and 22/. In Oxfordshire and Norfolk they ranged from just 'below to Just abovo 15/. "What do I mean when I say 'mini mum wago?' I mean a. wage such as to ensure to tho laborer of average indus try and prudcncc reasonable conditions of living, among which I includo tho ability to pay commercial or oconomic rent for tho house in which ho lives. "Tho throe salient features of the housing conditio...