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Picking Pockets. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 13 February 1914
Picking Pockets. ■ The 13jshop of Worcester told a capital story tho other day in con«> nection with tho efforts of tlu, Church in that part of the'country to alleviato. the lot of tho hoppers., One of the .workers who had ^gonc down to tho hoprftelds to assist mot a dilapidated individual v in a- uoun* ■iti'y-s, Imul, \vho, iu . response " to ' u question, said ho was a picker. This did not euuvey much to tho inquirer and he pursued tho subject. The hop-picker readily responded. He said . "In tho summer months I picks pens and , fruit; then uhon autumn tomes iouml'1 picks hops, and in tho winter,, whon tt)G* wea ther's (lull,: I- iiielca-^pookots. Then, when J'in caught J picks oukum. I'm kept moo and warm during the cold months, ; and,-then; :whun tin mco days- eomo roupd> ngaln, 1 start pea-picking, and so-on afresh," \
Church Sold for 16s. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 13 February 1914
Church'Sold for 16s. -Anybody Vho bus"tho occasion? or. leisure to travel hi tho French pro vinces, und iho curiosity in quire, must often" bo astonished nt tho nuniboi" of deserted ecclesiasti cal buildings and tho absurdly low prims askod .(or them, sinco tho j liquidation of church l>ropcrty. All records siioin, howovor, to have been • boa ton by tho snlo of onu of tho oldest churches -iirlYauce, att.'iare fontnine, : in tho Seinoot-Oiso • do pnrtmont, for exactly sixteen .shill ings uiul ninupemo halfpenny. Twelve yenrs ay"" tho church threat ened to fall to pieces, and the richer inhabitants privately subscribed for and built a now church,, to which they took tho _ doors, windows, ami memorial. labhj(s,, including one ovor Ili« porch, Muting Uiat'tho church was built. in the year' 1100 " To tho honour of («od and Our Lady, by | Simon Count do Montforl, son of Amulry T,, who was sun of King I Hobort." Whon nil theso had been ! taken away thero was littlb left but the walls, a...
The Lighting Problem. EXPERT ADVICE AWAITED. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 13 February 1914
/ The Lighting Problem. i |/ expert advioe awaited. I The question of lighting, and electric light in particular, occu pied the attention of the Lance field councillors at their last Friday's meeting. Mr V. J. Crowley wrote that his fee for a report on .the electric lighting of Lancefield from the butter factory -power or installing an independent ; plant- would be £10 10s. If the scheme were carried out under his supervision he would provide the report, obtain the Order-in Council, draw up the specilica tions, let the contract, and super vise the work, for S per cent, on the cost. In addition to Gisborne, ; he was actingor had acted durins | the past year for the councils of 1 Bacchus Marsh, Maryborough, | Lilydale, Heidelberg, Romsey, I Werribee, and Cobram. j | Mr Crowley also supplied a list j I of 15 questions asked by the I Wewibee council, with replies | fJom the councils .of Kyabram, | Yarram, Tatura, and Woodend. J, The cost of installation ranged Jj. from £1,300 at Yarram ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 13 February 1914
Pahlfc N»»tic«*8. Komssy & WesS Bourke Agricultural Society. ThirU-K^hth ANNUAL SHOW. Wednesday, wiarch 4, 1914. Libeml Priza List. Concert Hnd D iikw Show Nitfht EKVKIKS OLOiK -WED., FEB 25. Prise List & Fall Partioalsrs from AND. WILSON', Sfu'tftory. The ''Star" Steel Wings - Never Grow Weary !! No matter hew light the breeze the i% Star " I I (back-geared All-a'.oel) Windmill will be found whirling on amooihly And eilantly doinpr-it* duty, while other mills arc at a ftamletill. The reasons why this "Star1' itt Klwnya at work, and new on wtriko, aie' fully explained in U«U* lopne, which will be mailed frt>e lo any addreis for the asking—write for it. Prlceo from 110s. J. BAfiTRAM & SON PTY. LTD. 586 Bourke-street, MELBOURNE.
Licences Reduction. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 13 February 1914
Licences Reduction. The Licence Rflduofcion Board hejd nittings at the-L*w Institute-room, on t Monday, when the liataof hotela to-be dealt with at deprivation sittiug aa under wero announced-— Laneotield liieonnicie: District.—Aft the court house, Lancefield, comrnenc •ing Monday, Itsth March, at 11 a.m. LUfc, aa auhmitt-ed by Superintendent Gthvcr:—Boundry Hotel, fiomaey:; Bridtje Inn 'Hotel, Deep Creek.; Com mercial Hotel, LanceHeld; Farmers' Arms Hotel, IjttncefieldFarmers' Arms Hotel, Newharo ; Hanging Kock Hotel, N^whitm:-.^' Heaket Hotel, Hesket; Macedonia;Hotel, Lancetield^ Newlmui Hotel, Novham-; Royul Hotel, Rochford*; Shamrock Hotel, rjancefield- Shamrock'^Hotel, Romooy.; Union Hotel, .Honiapy ; Victoria Hotel, Lanceli(»ld.
ROMSKY STILL CONSIDEUING. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 13 February 1914
| R0WSK1" sril.l, CONSIDEltfKG. , The 'lighting question is ;still, i'bcing tentatively touched upon in. |Romsey. At Friday's meeting of. i'the Council the Secretary ex yplainecl that Mr Stammers, the.i new contractor, had not been! managing the lights satisfac-;: torily. He said it had.cost hlnv' more than it was worth, and he did not intend ;to continue, so.he; '(the Secretary) engaged Mr'Sulli-', vau, who said the -lamps were in; a very &lt;bad estate. They -were, now going very much bettor, "The action taken was approved; coun-. cillors remarking that for :the slight difference, it was a pity, they had not accepted Air Sulli van's tender. ; Abetter was received 'from "Mr 'G. W.'Stewart, of Melbourne, con taining an Offef similar to thait he made to the. Lancefield council— 'to report .on an 'electric lighting;,; -scheme for'£&lt;10 ios and expenses.*' The 'India Rubber .aud -Guttu Percha Co. also wrote on the sub-, jject. The Secretary said, he thought the firm a...
LIVESTOCK RAILED [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 13 February 1914
-LIVKvTOUIt HAILED Mr W. A.. Johnnton, ag;cJnt fori Messrs-J. M.'Eeck tind Sour Pfy, htd., ; roportu haviner ruik'd to Newmarket 1 fronvLunoetield on ;Febnunry ilOfch t.be i following ntodk for M-eaars iHoiigep,' ; Sprinuficld, 5 bullocks:; P. Mn 1 Inlyx j -i bnHneks:; W. R'JoTnUmh, 12L shorn I lamlm to T. Whuhin, 123 shorn | )»robs l'4")n»d 7d. Ho also aold privately, on account of Mr It 'G« RobinRon, ?Knioti»,-466 nhoru lambs, ut U'B&lisfact-urjr 'figure.
Markets. MELBOURNE GRAIN MARKET. Melbourne, Tuesday. The Gippsland and Northern Co-operative Selling Co. Ltd. report as follows:— [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 13 February 1914
Markets. 7 MEI^OURNE GRAIN "'MARKET. Melbourno, Tuewiav. •The Gippelanfl nnd Northern Co-operative J Selling Co. Ltd. report (ih folJdwa ' j "Wheat— T\a.(|.,'Ss''GJtl ; fowls'wheat, 3fl. 5d to 3a Bd i:; inferior lowor. Oftts—Milling l« to la JOd-; f«ed, 1b. •B-i to ia 8d ."f'»r best.; Is Gd to Is 7d for medium, Burley—^Choicn English -ftCfirce, 3a Cd K"Oil, ■ iM taJJs 4d- no inquiry for medium.; I';ipc,-l8 lid tn 2a Hit, according to quality. Moiz»j—Demand fallen rijrhtaway. Num-! • innl price 4t, but no bnr>in«pa doing. Chat?— Hoary quantities continue to conio r'tuwurd thin w»«ei:, and thnmarfcf't f« emiier, Pi.iino oaten is *elliu£j nt A3 2b Cd;; arid goo-! at £11, but lowerprados are vury difll unit lo-olunr j*e pricoft raugiug riowo to £2 lii-Ukl to &-1 16?. rotatoua—Dolivoriea -to-day woro much lighter, aud pricus c0nHenu«'»t1y flriBml &lt;\ Utile -Prime Canmuitf arn iiow neilun' fit .*23 10.sto:£3 ly«;; green and sunburnt iota-down Uv.£2'10r, Onion*—Brown S...
Reel for Clothes-line. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
Reel for Clothes-line. It is much ^bettor tp make a small rool, like the 9110 shown, for n clothesline thnn- to wind the Unn on the nrnvtho-'':/usual * method of getting it into Bhape for putting away. . The reel consists of two strips of wood 1R. 4in. long, 3iti. 1 wide, nnd Jin. thick. Thoeo nro ! 'fleel for Clothes-line I joined together with two pieces* of hroom handle, allowing a spneo of Din. between the siiles unri im ox- j tending; hnntllo of 5. on .opposite • sides, ns shown.— -IV. liongobnngh In *' Popul a r Mech n nics. V'
A Fair Fare. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
A Fair Fare. ';':i' ♦ A young ladv from the country,, seeing council-owned trams for the first time, thought that they, were provided free -for." the. citizens ; to 1 , ride about in. • j | The conductor,. a" rather handsome I young fellow,; -was ou top collecting i the fares when the girl got my the car, but on coming down, .noticing • : an additional passenger, he went 'straight up to her and said : | '-Your fare, miss." v^r i A delicate pink manifested itself onv 'her cheeks, and she "'looked down in j soft confusion. j The conductor . ventured to remark again : . .... :■ "Your fare, jniss." . i. This time the pink, .darkened into carnation, and1 the maiden lingered nervously with the handle "'of her.-: i hag. . ■ ] i The conductor begun to look fool- ; : ish, but he managed to way once i more : . • . i "Hem,'miss* your fare.".': i In a moment a pair of lovely vio i lot eyes were looking up into. . his ; ! faco through an. aurora of blushes, ; and a pair 01 rosy lips exclaimed : ...
Gas in the Cavities of Trees. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
Gas in the Cavities of Trees. * j professor J. A. Ferguson, of Uio j Pennsylvania State College, ro» i ports u curious phenomenon connect-1 cd with tho cutting of hardwood1 trees in the Ozark Mountains. Cuvi-) ties near the base of the trees are! often found to contain gas. When these cavities are cut into by thu oak tio cutters of the region the | gas escapes with a whistling sound . showing , it to bo under pressure,! j and if lighted it will burn with a faint yellow flame. The Hides of the cavities containing gutf are in all cases darkened, and look ay though searod with a hot iron. The popu* , lar belief of tho district is that these trees are connected through their roots with a subterranean supply of natural gas, and the land oil which they grow is'valued ac cordingly. An examination of the tfas collected* from n roUonwood ] tree was made by 1'rofessor Bush on#, of tho University of Kansas, and tit was found to be substantially the same as natural gas, with the addition of som...
A Million Gold Watches. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
A Million Gold Watches. 1 Switzerland's export of watches In J 1012 reached ft total of just upon £7,000,000—a record figure for the Republic, although its trade in timepieces has beon famous for many years. Only some twenty years ugo, tho report of tho Central Commit tee. uf tho Swiss Chamber of Watch makers for 1012 states, tho total export amounted but to £-3,800,000. Germany • is Switzerland's best customer In this particular line, and her purchases last year, roughly spoaU.ing, amountod to £1,305,000. Great Britain comes second on tho list, with a total of £1,020,000. Then follow Austria and Russia, with Franco lagging behind ns tenth with £15-1,800. Xo fewer than 1,037,870 guld watches, representing a valuo of £2,420,000 were sent abroad. Sil ver watches were more than twico as numerous—3,3 10,037 is the e\act total—with a value of £1,573,1130. The remainder of tho export con sists of finished momitctils, sepa rate pieces, and watch cases. Tho import of watches nmouuts to 23,4...
Springfield Shire Council. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
Springfield Shire Council, frida*. fmroaw li. PrMeDt — Cm. Clement (presi dent), 3t«w«rt, MoDonald, UotUn, MoGrefler, Goodaten, 8b*oeb»o, Jaa. Loifdn. and .Tno. Ixiwd«n. COREESPONDEifCB. Proro thn Tre&nory, vooober for £189, endowment. From A. H. Smith, tbenicfoff the oonncil for his re-eleotion aa mntero ah ires' repreASotntire on tbo Central 3oord of Health. The Mcmioipnl Aanoointion for qterdod copies of ainntee of aonoal meeting; «Uo lojrn! opioionn. From Imnde . Department re road Shroagb tile Goldie rsserve, that lbs prior papers In Die case were at present with the diatrlot »ar»eynr for survey, and that Attention would be drawn to tha raWer and the revolt eommnnisated an aoou i»q possible. Mr P. M. Leckie wrote tbat be would eorvey the road deviation at the Qoldie water reserve on February Z, The Municipal Association for. warded Copies of the Thistle Aot Amendment Bill, as passed by the Legislative Council, The Geograpbioal Society wrote I taking the origin of place ...
Fashions for Dogs. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
Fashions for Dogs. The very newest and most striking sartorial effect for dogs includes a gold necklet, and n ptu'r of patent lenther shoes. Ordinary sweaters have long been fashionable for dogs, and some of the smnll beasts who suffer very mtirh from tho cold have been scm during the Inst win ter w'ith two coverings while out on promenade. The under wrap was n i tight-fitting sweater,'- which extend ed to quite a distance over the nni inul's legs. Over this garment was worn the usual blanket coat, which was formerly considered quite sufti cieut as a wrap. The fashionuble small dog has al ways its monogrammed handker chiefs, which arc smartly tucked in the pocket of its coat or sweater. Boots to be^ worn when it is al lowed to play in the streets or gar deu, and taken off whon it enters the house, are also not infrequent ly a feature of its wardrobe. Motor goggles are considered necessary for some dogs, since Vhey arc so fond of the motor-car and suffer as do human beings from wind ...
Farm and Horticultural Society. SHOW ARRANGEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
Farm and Horticultural Society, SHOW ARRANGEMENTS. At the meeting of the Lanaafield Farm and Horticultural Socioty on Monday, 9th innt„ arrangements (or the show to be held on Maroh 11 and 12 were advanotd a farther. The president (Mr W, Fonbiiter) presided over b good attendant* of membero. The Board of Afjrifcnttare wrote asking that the ; Sooiety'R olaiin for subsidy be sent in.—Atteudod to by the Scorelary. The sfewards appointed were Olasseti A, B, and D (plants, fluwert and fruii), Mpflsrs J. Gieenahiolrin and R. Hemphill; olussex 0. and E. (farm prnduou), Messrs J. Hurley and H' Haw ; classes F., Q. and H. (dairyiu?, culinary, and prcserres), Meaars W, Q. Kiltie and J. W. Rusaell; olans I. (fanoy work, needle work,, eto.), Mr B. J. White. It wan decided the batter aihibitt be judged by pointB. I'he sooretary (Mr J, Waterland) was authorised t» hare all naotttaary labor done in preparation for the ahnw. ■; It waa deoided to aek Mra Latta to again undertake the ntanageroent of ...
GAMBLING IN A SEWER. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
UAMBLING IN A KKWKU. A well-equipped gambling-den be neath the street, the main entrance to which was in a big city .sewer, has been raided by the Pittsburg police. Twenty-two men were cap tured, as well as a large amount of money and gambling parapher nalia. A squad of policemen in plain clothes were looking for •" small games," which Nour ish in the district. Wlwn they passer! a manhole they saw a glint of light flash ' from a hole in the grating and then flistippeaj'." Quietly lifting the manhole cover, the police, with the aid of several lanterns, dropped flown into the sewer, and after proceeding through it about seventy-lhe fret they %uur to an opening which led into a large Mib terranean room, where the players were busy watering their money.
A Horse Deal. FINE LEGAL POINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
A Horse Deal. FINE LKG A L POINTS. A case which attracted considerable local interest, and brought up several uncommon law poiuts and topic, was l>eard at the Lancefield Court on Wednesday, over which Mr Barlow, P.M. presided. James Whelan, for whom Mr Frank Cohen, of Messrs Cohen, Kirby and Woodward, of- Bendigo, appeared, claimed £18 for goods sold and dc livered (a pony) from Margaret Mac Mal-on, for whom Mr Colin McNab appeared. In outlining the case (as given in plaintiffs evidence) Mr Cohen said the position was that de fendant bought a pony and had not paid'for it, and suddenly got sick of it. It had gone wild or something. Even if it were the most savage animal one could pick up, there was a contract concluded; but defendant seemed to think she could ignore plaintiff's claim. There was a speciil defence notified, that if there were a sale, it took place on a Sunday, and was illegil. The law was clear on that, the idea being that people should not follow their ordinary avo...
Painting Restored by Clever Method. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
Painting Restored by Clever Method. One of tho cloverest mothods of re storing1 a painting over used was that npplicd. in New York recently in treating n canvas which, on ac eounl of its great ago, had become almost as fragile as tissue paper. The first step wus tho gluing, by moans of a vegetable compound, of 11 thick piece of Manilla paper over the face of the painting. Tho pic ture was then turned over, and from its lmck u'us picked abroad by thread all the rotten canvas. At tho end of this operation all that remained of the original work was u delicate shell of paint glued to a sheet of paper. A new piece of canvas was then attached to the back of the paint shell by means of strong fish glue. Tho Manilla paper on tho face was easily re moved with hot Vvnter, alter which there remained the painting as be fore, but mounted upon n strong new canvas.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
X&AI&WiLir STORES PITBLIO NO XXGir."' HAVIN3 bon^M Mr. 0. A. H. Hunt's General StorokoBping- BnniHeas,! he? to reqnest a oontinnance of (be Ijiboral Snpport accorded him in the paBt by residents of Lancefieltl and eDrrOnndiogtliiitrictflr,' All arders received -will be psrSOH&lly atte&ded to fta4 promptiy delivered. - A large and varied assortment of Boots, Shoes, Drapery, Tin. ware, Glassware. Patent Medicines, Etc., will be stocked. -First-class Quality Goods only will be kspt As it is my desire to sell all goods at MelbpttTOO OMh Price's. Customers are kindly requested to assist me—by pay. ing Accounts Monthly 'when convenient. Jt T. Ranriigan, GENERAL STOREKEEPER. 3/2/1914,
Your Eyes are Like a Japs. WHY THEY LOOK DIFFERENT. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
Your Eyes are Like a Japs. WIIY THEY UOOK 1.UFFI3HENT. Wo call the Japanoso "almond eyed" ond tho Chinose "slit-eyed," and most, of us are apt. to suppose that their eyes nro of entirely dif ferent shape from our own.'1 Ilut such is not the case. The eyes of nil tho rnws arc practically alika in shape, thoir difference in appear ance being duo solely to a dilTer euco in the opening of the lids. Among tho Caucasians when tho eyelids are drawn open the outer and inner ends of the lids form a straight, horizontal line. Tho lids open wide without any special ef« fort, presenting tho effect of the full eve. Among the Chinese and other Mongolians the lids do not open eo far, and on this account they ore often spoken of as "slit-eyod." Al so the line from the inner to the outer corner of their eyes is not j perfectly horizontal, the outer end j being slightly higher than the in- j nor corner, thus giving the ofTcct | of what is termed the "almond i oyo." ^ I Tn the Caucasian eye tho end of...