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OFFICER DISAPPEARS SEARCH FOR PAYMASTER [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 30 January 1914
OFFICER DISAPPEARS SEARCH FOR PAYMASTER A sensation has been caused in naval circles by the disappearance of Fleet Paymaster J&lt;>hn Moffat Lowry from H.M.S. Ganges, which is stationed at Harwich (says the "Daily Express" of November 27). ' A largo sum of Government money, believed to be between £10,000 and £15,000, has also disappeared, and the missing naval officer is "wanted" in connection with the matter by Scotland Yard. The mystery is being investigated by a senior detective inspector, but as the keys of the safe have also disappeared, difficulty has been ex perienced in ascertaining the exact | sum missing. Fleet Paymaster John Lowry is de | scribed in the "Navy List" as an ad ditional officer of the Shotley Train ing Establishment. He is fifty-three years of age, 5ft. Sin. in height, and fresh complexioned, his eyes and moustache being grey. He is corpu lent, and has a swinging walk. He is believed to be wearing a blue suit and bowler hat, and he also has with hi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 30 January 1914
POULTRY FOR EXPORT. All Classes wanted. We buy by live weight. Crates lent. Vo Commission or Cartage Charged. Chickens, Ducklings 7d. Old Fowls 'rora 2/6 to 6/- pair, any breeds. DAVID HYLAND &lt;5, SONS, SENNITT'S FREEZING WORKS. MELBOURNE. Captain Barr and 13 members of the crew of the Cunarder Carmania were presented with gold, silver, and bronze medals from the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society for their Volturno rescue work. Captain Barr said that he had had many compliments, some bouquets, and a few bricks, but the kindly commendations of the President of the Board of Trade inquiry had eli minated the bricks. CLOSER SETTLEMENT FARM ALLOTMENTS Application is invited for Farming Areas on the Undermentioned Estates— Batata. &lt;errlB Narria vlt Wlddarla r'&nrioo vlarathon and WV'm Grove "errlbfta District. Btraatkaifl Skip ton Echuca Echuca iWerrlbea No. of Allotments ATallabla, L- 1? 1 8 M Suitable for wkeat growing and e&eep fanning Iremona ...
HOME DEFENCE [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 30 January 1914
HOME DEFENCE I Lord Glenconner (Mr Asquith's I brother-in-law and former Liberal i M.P. for Salisbury), addressing the Liverpool Liberal Federation yesterday ! (gays tho "Daily Mail" of December 2) i said that despite attenuated numbers tho Territorials cost £500,000 more than j Lord Haldane assured us would be the ; maximum cost for the full establish . ment of 312,000 men. That was not ; sound business, and the time had como for an end to bo put to these wasteful ; leakages. What were we to do? There was an . alternative measure between the Terri torial Force as now raised and conscrip i tion, the latter of which was unneces sary and had never been advocated. Tho alternative was to compel the youth of all classes to tako its turn in the Territorial Force, but instead of the six months' training which Lord Hal dane proposed should be given after war broke out, there should be a pre I liminary period of recruits' training, i If the extension of the Territorials, j both in numbers an...
BARBAROUS MILLINERY PROTECT WILD NATURE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 30 January 1914
BARBAROUS MILLINERY PROTECT WILD NATURE. M. Edmond Perrier, Director of the Natural History Museum in Paris, who has just returned from the Berne International Conference for tho Pro tection of Nature (says the Paris cor respondent of "The Daily News") states that a committee is to bo formed (with its seat at Basle) with tho ob ject of framing severe Customs laws designed to prevent the destruction of certain animal species. In Africa, for instance, explained M. Perrier, there are only 400,000 ele phants left, and they are being killed at the rate of 40,000 a year, whereas tlieir rate of reproduction is slow. Whales are In a like case, and M. Perrier foresees very hard times for the Norwegian Trust, which combines 20 whalo fishery companies, whose shareholders are small investors. Dealing with the osprey, which is found only in New Guinea, M. Perrier points out that the aigrette is obtained from the male bird, in whose plumage occur annually at the laying season the 40 odd sprays wh...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 30 January 1914
rp o INVBJNTORi PATENT S Obtained la Commonwealth and XQg» where for Improved methoda of Appli ances. Tools, eto.,. of any description. Full Information, Coata, etc., seat oa application to A. O. SAOHSE, C.E, AUSTRALIAN WIDOWS' FUND BUILDINGS, Corner Colllna and William St*, MELBOURNE. A curiously distorted account of English municipal customs appeared in the responsible French journal "li'Opinion." Throughout England and Wales the newly electcd mayors to the number of 327 were duly weighed in. Thoy will again be weighed when they quit ofllee. so that the electors may know if they have gained flesh during their term. At London Exchequer there was solemnly registered the weight of the new Lord Mayor, Sir John Gomni, who turned the scale at 15st lib. His predecessor. Sir Gracfe, weighs 9st 2^-lb, and lost 6',£lb during his term of office. He was, therefore, a perfect Lord Mayor. Pure and palatable. Who first set the example of a hunger-strike? A correspondent of the New York "Evening ...
VOLTURNO DISASTER EMIGRANTS BEHAVE WELL [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 30 January 1914
VOLTURNO DISASTER emigrants behave well More stories of tho final scenes in tho burning emigrant ship Volturno were told at the resumed Board of Trade inquiry into the disaster yes terday (says tho "Dally Mall" of De cember 2). Chief Engineer Dewar said that the deck was so hot that the water from the fire hoses boiled away to steam. Mr. Raeburn (counsel for the Board of Trade): How were the emigrants behaving?—Altogether very well. You saw none Jump overboard through fright?—No. Did you hear • of any having done so?—I only heard that two of the cabin passengers had done so. After the fires were drawn the witness asked the captain if the englneroom staff might have a chance with the passengers; they had worked very well, and there had been no shirk ing. When did the engineers leave the ship?—Between 11 o'clock and mid night, when we could not get any of tho passengers to jump. Had efforts been made to Induce the emigrants to go?—Yes: I said that it wanted somebody to give them a lea...
FOOTBALL INCIDENT IDENTITY MYSTERY. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 30 January 1914
FOOTBALL INCIDENT IDENTITY MYSTERY. The charge against a man giving tne name of Frederick Pater of attempting to bribe a West Bromwich Albion foot- | ball player was heard at Smethwick j yesterday (reports the "Daily Mail" of 1 December 2). Defendant, a man of medium height, apparently about GO,with grey hair and a sandy moustache, was well dressed. Mr Chapman, who appeared for him. said Pater was not his proper name. He did not desire his real name to be mentioned. Mr J. S. Sharpe, prosecuting on be half of the West Bromwich Albion Football Club directors, with the sup | port of the Football Association, ox 1 plained that Mr Jesse Pennington was captain of the Albion club, which en Saturday played a match against Ever | ton. On Friday afternoon the defen j dant called on Mr Pennington at his ; shop, and made a proposal with regard to the match on the following day. " I must say," said Mr Sharpo, "Mr Pen nington acted very cleverly in the mat ter. He played with the defendant, and u...
IMPARTIALITY A CANDID RELATIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 30 January 1914
IMPARTIALITY A CANDID RELATIVE. By W. Pett Ridge, In the "Westmin ster Gazette."). i hankful to find you at home." the Mustered young woman. "Been hnwr 5s v. the way from Shep ten't In Supposinsr Aunt Bertha ®Vo,. k T-'^atever shall I do?' Ren 11 v. if you had happened to be out. I'd have ™°:d® "o more ado about it. but X should have gone straight down to the vmf1"" wls ,f" Positive fact. I assure rnl r? plamtlveIl'. "what else could I ha%-e done?" aunt*10 weathor's Very trying," said the "Weather?" echoed the visitor, with bitterness. ""Well for me If I'd r.oth aboutV"1S° than that t0 COmPIain They went into the front room, where the aunt opened a window, brought forward an easy chair. The other de clined to sit down, and walked to and fro as well as the thick forest of fur niture permitted, twisting whito gloves, and frowning at her reflection when she passed by a small mirror. The aunt spoke of one or two local engage ments arranged between parties in the month, and mentioned, in...
COOL=HEADED WOMEN "BETTER DRIVERS THAN MEN." [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 30 January 1914
COOL=HEADED WOMEN I "BETTER DRIVERS THAN MEN." The advent of the light motor-car has inspired hundreds of women to learn to drive, and almost every day on thre Chelsea Embankment, which is free from heavy traffic, passers-by watch the beginning of the woman motorist's career. An instructor informed a represen tative of the "Daily Mail" on Novem ber 26 that the woman driver is either very good or hopeless. "I can tell at the first lesson," he said, "and it has been my experience that the good woman driver is superior to the male driver. Posesssing a delicate touch, she rarely bungles the gears, and when driving Is coolness personified. It is, I think, a question of concentration, for a woman I taught recently told me, after driving through London with the skill and dash of a taxicab driver, that she suffered horribly from nerves all night. "The other day a young married woman, with absolutely no experience of motoring, drove on her second les son through Oxford street and Regent stre...
KANIVA NEWS. Saturday. PERSONAL [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
KANIVA NEWS. PERSONAL S'turday Miss Edna Hill, cldu^htpc of and Mrs W. Hill, of Lillimur, who recently underwit an operation for appendicitis by Dr West, assisted by Dr Felstsad, is progressing fivour ably. Henry Williams, son of Mr and ,Mre Williams, of the Railway freshmen!- Rooms, Servicvton, who fell and dislocated tiis arm somo time ago. and had the injured limb set by I Dr West, of ELaniva, is'progressing favourably, On Wednesday last Mi Wm Tkrivs, a well-known local tradesman of this town, was united in thr hely bonds ot matrimony to Miss Eva Thomas, of Wallaroo, South Australia. Bri gadie'r Aibiston, of Ballir:lt, pPr. formed tho marriage ceremony in the Mechanics' Institute. Ensi?n Maloney made a very pretty brides maid, and Mr _ Glen Wheaton, 0f Brousihton, officiated as best man. A very large number of people sat down to a sumptuous wedding breakfast in the Army Hall, the happy eouv-le receiving the hearty congr. foliations of their many friends. The newly married couple ...
THE TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
the turf. | Mr J. Dickinson's well-known | I racer, Yanpeet, ran into second place in tlio Flying Handicap at Kaniva last Wednesday, and not Fulgcrate, as reported previously. Yaapeefc and Harmony are now exercising on the locil track preparatory to competing at the Dimboola races on the 11th inst." '' A nneiiing of the Diap'ur Race Club to settle up accounts will'be held at Petchell's Commercial Hotel on. Saturday i next, 7th February, at 8 p.m> l
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
CRICKET. The lirst match in connection with the Kozminsky shield will take place ! at Dimboola to-morrow between Nhill and the Dimboola teams, play to commence at 11 a.m. The team to represent Nhill will be selected from the following;Goldsworthv, Deans, Douelas, Hudspeth,.Marshall, Young, ScuuHz, Morriy, Stpvens, Collins, Neil, Kozminsky, and Phillips.
DIMBOOLA RACES. The following entries have been received for the Dimboola races, which are [?]:—DIMBOOLA CUP. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
DIMBOOLA RA.CE3. The following entries have been ro ccived for tho Diiuboola races, which are - -cv-oa-wgia'vu"rc-jauny D1MB00LA CUP. R. M'Kenzie's Miss Merriang. J. Dickiuson's Yaapeefc W. G. Miller's McDaugall D. L. M'Rae'sYatla Jas. Cordnor'a Alavena Jfts Fisher's Hopevalo \V H Brown's Modest Maiu W Coffey's Duke Publicvn's Purse. R M'Kenzie's Miss Merriang J Dickinson's Yaapcoti H 11 nines' Harmony W G Miller's Spontanooua L S M'Rac's Runparo D L M'Rac's (n) Spearfish Jas Cordner's Alavena Jas Fisher's Hopevalo T Sleep's Ivy May W Coffey's Kidman Rintou'e Bros' Merri Barn Rintoulo 13ros' Merri Waltz G Payne's Lessa R M'Clounan's Cranlcy Chaso Lady's Bracelet Stakes. J Armstrong's Netherby J Dickinson's Yaapeefc II Haines' Harmony W G Miller's Spontaneous ■ W G Miller's McDougall D L M'Rae's Yafcla L S M'Uae's Ruaparo J M'Kenzie's Balapool Jas Cordner's Alavena Jas Cordner's A.F A. Jn3 Fisher's Hopevale H Chudderton's Flash Pat II BecluvithV Kioth AV IT B'rown's Modest Maid "W Co...
SPORTING. TENNIS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
SPORTING TENNIS. The Lorquon pi lyers proved their superiority over Jeparit by defeating them by 74 games to 62. Those tak ing part were Mrs Bolwell, Misses Ratcliffe, Roediger and Vanstone, and Messrs Bolwell, Logan, Scott, Yaughan, Hill, and Roediger: The Wimraera tennis champion ship matches were played at Murtoa on Monday. There were twenty-eight competitors in the men's singles competition, and the result was a win for L. Craig, of Warracknabeal, who defeated A, G. J. Naylor, of Minyip, in the final. Mr Craig therefore took Mr F. J. New ton's trophy, value £2 2s; and Mr Naylor that offered for the runnei up, value £1 1«. In the gentleman's doubleB there were 25 pairs of com petitors, and after a keen contest victory fell to Messrs 0. and F. M'Pherson, of Horsham, who, in the final, defeated Mes&rs Colby and Col quohon, of Donald, by 10 games to 4. Messrs G. Deans, and L. Corke, of Nliill, who held the 1913 champion ship, compeled, but were unable to rotaiu the honors.
The Nhill Free Press WITH WHICH IS INCORPORATED THE "NHILL MAIL." TUESDAY, 3RD FEBRUARY. NHILL HIGHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
With which is Incorporated thb " Nhill Mail." TUESDAY. 3rd FEBRUARY. NHILL HIGHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Wq are pleased to record further successes gained by the Nhill Higher Elementary School, of which Mr W. D. Thomas is the popular headmaster. Two of his students, Master Alick Bond, son of Mr W. H. Bond, J.P., of Kaniva, an-] Miss Elsie Harding, daughter of Mr H. Harding, of Hardings, have been success ful in winning scholarships, the former, a scholarship entitling the holder to a 4 year's course ill a.rcgistered secondary school, such as Scotch or _WeBley Col lego, or a District High Silihnl ; the Un— a juniur teacher scholarship. This entitles the holder to a 2 years' course in a District High School, at the end of which time she receives an appointment as a junior teacher. These scholarships were for competition amongst students of High or Hig'her Elementary Schools. Master Bond occupies a very distin guished place, being 6th on the list. Both youug students are to be heartily con...
GLENLEE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
GLENLEE (From our own correspondent). The committe of the local Telephone League met at Mr C. T. Deutscher's residence on Wednesday last for the purpose of considering the letter from the Department, an ex'ract from which was given in the 'Tree Press b^tho 27(.h ult. There were present "Messrs, Arch -Mcintosh, (chairman) D, R. 'JVIcKenzie. E. J. McCabe, J. G T. Sch'ultz.and Paul Deutscher (secre tary)."' The opinion was expressed by ajl;present that the figures quoted by the Department were far too high and that the size of p^les demanded was beyond all reason. A letter was put in from the Katyil Telephone League stating the cost and giving other details of the Katyil— Antwerp &lt; line, same having been erected by the j League itself under Part 18 of the ! regulations. On the motion of Messrs McOabe and Deutscher it was un animously decided to follow the ex ample of Kat\ il in regard to the pro posed Gleolee—Gerang line. Messrs Mcintosh, McKenzie, McCabe, and Deutscher agre...