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FOR THE FARMER'S WIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 14 February 1914
FOR THE FARMER'S WIFE. Folding Skirts for Travelling.-Fas ten the waistband and pin the middle of the back to tlio centre of the front. Then lay the skirt out Hat . ou tlio table, and, with two pieces of tissue J paper as foundations, roll the skirt over and over towards the centre, first from the right side of the skirt, then from the left, so forming two rolls that lie parallel to each other. If blin garment has to be folded crosswise to admit oi its being packed in suit-case or trunk, place a wad of tissue paper or newspaper underneath tho creases. Skirts so packed take very little room, and show no traces of travelling in a small compass. HAJvEl) FISH AND TOMATOES. Butter a piedish, and put a layer of hlleled haddock, plaice, or sole in it. Sprinkle over the fish a, little pepper and salt, and a few drops of lemon juice. Cut some tomatoes in slices, and put a layer of these, next adding a little pepper and salt. Fill your dish in this way, iinishing with a good layer of breadcru...
MARRIED IN HER SHROUD. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 14 February 1914
MARRIED : !M';HER SHROUD. After being pronounced incurable by a score or more of physicians of fclio first rank -.and operated oil nine times, each time with supposedly fewer chan ces of recovery, Miss Sophie M. Koertli of Baltimore, U.S.A., was married on September 29, to Jeremiah J. Rails bach in the dress which, four years ago, slio made with her own Jmnds for her shroud. Four months ago, after tbo last and most daring opera tion, iMiss Koertli felt for tbo firsi. time that a euro had been effected. Miss Ivoerth's wise is well-known among surgeons. At ODO hospital she beg ged to bo operated upon, but tho sur geons refused, declaring it would mean nothing but death. Adorer: "Won't you try and !ovo me?" Boston Girl: "I fear that I could never love a man who says 'try and' instead of 'try to.'
OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 14 February 1914
0? RURAL INTEREST (By "ltusticus.") "This is a groat country, but it is j not used," said an American the other day. He said it with an air of un covering a fact of which Australians aro not aware, and which it would bo well for them "to know and to aot ac cordingly. Thero is no gainsaying tho accuracy of his observation, and it is probable that there are few Australians who think at all, who dt> not ack nowledge its truth. But to aot upon tlio kuowlodgo is altogether a different matter. There is some progress to wards exhibiting moro fully tho im menso resources of tho country, but it is a painfully slow process. For tho most part, wo are not far in advance of the lotos eating natives of the tro pics who are content to tako the | goods tho gods provide in the shape of tho fruit, fiish and flesh. Nature, with prodigal bounty furnishes, and let it go at that. True, we mako some effort, but to a very great ex- ' tent, this country of unbounded pos- I sibility in the way of producti...
INTERRESTING INVESTIONS. COMING AUSTRALIAN PATENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 14 February 1914
MTERESTfHG INVgNTJOKS. UOMIiSTG AtrSTRAiln PATENTS. ill i&- reported by tli« wall kiiomi Pa tent Attorneys, Messrs. U. U. Turn & Co., of "Tito Hialto," &lt;Jo!l:ii« Btroon, Mc-1 bourne, that in the ordinary courtiv Patents of Iho Commonwealth will be granted 'in respect of all or moat of tiiu iollewing invent ions. ? Complete apo oilicauioas and drawings are- publicly available. Milking Machine-hand operated ^GoJ.o -ii;75)-Tiie tests are aoted upon !>y pads cvatrolled by- cords.. - A. P. lieymau, purchaser from J. Nodfius, L'yumark. Cultivator (6316-1270)-A chasm** iron frame, triangular with do villi's to roctsivo uu&lt;l hold i.winoa.--A. Miles, Victoria. Wire Strainer Mid Iwiiibor (838U 127?)-A yoke carries a v.iaoii barrel, baving horns, ate.-J. U,Gi;l).a&aa.r.:; Victoria. Head Gear for Windmill (tiGoti M78)-This pump mill has toothed re duction gear in un oil 'tight catsmg with oil di.sfcriliuf.ing devices. - J. Alston. Victoria. Detac...
MEAT PROBLEM IN ARGENTINA. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 14 February 1914
MEAT PROBLEM !N ARGENTINA. Tlio shortsighted policy of indiscrim inate slaughter of likely bulls and cows in Argentina, says a South American authority, lias resulted in a. state) of affairs that will bo nothing short ol' a national disaster unless legislation is brought into force to preserve some remnant of the once extensive herds. In the month of February last, 32,993 h:>ad of cattle were slaughtered. Of these, 15,406 were cows. It is now necessary for Argentina cattle breeders to replenish their diminished stook. Very recently 20,000 head of cattle were driven on to Argentina soil from Para guay. -The price of meat is steadily rising day by day, and somo of the rural markets of the province of Buenos Ayres are actually displaying horse llesh for sale. Tiie shortage of meat which is being felt in Argentina is sti mulating enterprise in other districts and nations, and soon Argentina may find her unknown competitors her suc cessful rivals. Two tablespoonfuls of flour, one ' -a...
V.A.T.C. RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 18 February 1914
Y.A.T.C. RACES. Results of Saturday's races :— Hurdle Race—Widdeu 1, The Majestic Nut 2, Wingarara 3. Federal Stakes—Raheen 1, Mah aragah 2, Andesine 3. Bond Cup—Effervesence 1, I,ord Grey 2, Prizefighter 3. Oakleigh Plate—Popinjay 1, Nuwarr Eliya 2, Four Flush 3. St.. George Stakes—Jolly Beggar 1, Mountain Princess 2, Andelosia 3. Salisbury Welter—Gold Brew 1, Recaller 2, Coolagunyah 3.
CARAMUT. MOTOR CAR ACCIDENT [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 18 February 1914
CARAMUT. (From our Correspondent.) MOTOR CAR ACCIDENT An accident very closely attend ed with serious results happened to Mr. J. S. Ross, of the North Gums Station, near Penshurst, towards the end of last week. When about 3 miles out from Penshurst, near Mr. J. Sharrock's, the car skidded off the road, evi dently getting: into some dust, and in trying^ to regain the road the ca!r overbalanced, pinning Mr. Ross underneath. Fortunately help was soon at hand and that gentleman extricated from his perilous position. It was fortunate for Mr. Ross that he came off so lucky, the car seat being only three inches from crushing his head. Beyond a few bruises and abrasions Mr. Ross considers himself lucky at so harrow an escape. COURSING CliUB Our loc^.club^s7';a^ain making an effort to. cater the sports of the leash. A meeting is convened to take place at M'Phee's Western Hotel next Saturday, the 21st inst., when the usual business at tendant on coursing matters, such as fixing dates, electio...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 18 February 1914
SOON MY FORMER SEIfF " "About 8 years ago I had brass poison ing which caueed liver trojible,". writes Mr. W. A. Peez, Annat, N.Z. "I could not sleep or eat and wasted to a shadow. After taking Chamberlain's Tablets for a short time my health was greatly im proved and I have had no return-of ray trouble. I am now iu good health and reckon I owe it* to Chamberlain, s Tab lets." Sold at F. Damyon's Pharmacy, Moctlake.
DISTRICT RACES [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 18 February 1914
DISTRICT RACES The programme of the Hexham Racing Club, which appears in another column, is an attractive one, and should appeal to horse owners. Six events are set out and every branch of racing is being liberally catered for. Nominations close with the secretary (Mr. T. Claridge) and Mr. Bendall on 13th March. Since last year the club has added improvements which will materially add to the comfort and pleasure of patrons. Every effort is being put forward by Mr. Claridge and his officers to make this meeting one of the most suc cessful yet held. - The Mortlake Racing Club's programme for the annual meeting to be held on Easter Saturday, 11th April, appears on the 3rd page of this issue. The stakes have been increased to ;£lll, which is a sub stantial rise on that of last 3rear. Already enquiries are being made from horse owners concerning this meeting, and as the day is a public holiday throughout the Western District, and the fact that there is no other club racing on that date, ...
POLO. CARAMUT V MELBOURNE [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 18 February 1914
POLO. CARAMUT V MELBOURNE A polo match, was played on "The Hill" ground, Colac, on j Saturday, between Caramut and i Melbourne. The teams were : _ Caramut, Keith and R. Urquhart, R. Camming .and G.. . Gumming, - Melbourne : John Winter Irving, G. N. Robertson, Bruce and Stanley Winter-Irving. . The um pires were Messrs. O. Winter-Ir ving and E. Robertson. In the first chukka the play was even, each side scoring a goal. From thence onwards Caramut carried everything before , them, the final scores being : Caramut, 15 goals 15 behinds. Melbourne, 5 goals 8 behinds. A polo match—Camperdown v. Caramut—was played on Friday afternoon. The teams were : Camperdown : A. J. Staughton, B. Manifold, A. S. Reid and C. Palmer. Caramut : E. R. De Little, R. A. Affleck, R. A. D. Hood, and E. Whitehead. The visitors won an interesting and spirited game by three goals. The final scores were :—Caramut, 7 goals 6 behinds ; Camperdown, 4 goals 12 behinds. Hawker, the aviator, after visiting; Sydney and ...
Objected to Bolsters. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 18 February 1914
Objected to Bolstero. A gentleman, while enjoying a holi day at Scarborough last summer, and staying at a largo hotel, was aixraseri one inorniii? at breakfast by a foreit-n 6', who excited great curiosity by tl" > way in which he ate his egf^s. Thrust inr his spoon into the middle, he drew ov.t the eBtire yolk, devoured it, and passed on to the next. When he had got on to his seventh egg, an old fanner, who had been pre- ; judiced against monsieur on account ot his moustachios, could brook such ; extravagance no longer, and, speak- i ing up, said: "Why, sir, you leave all tfee ■white! How is the landlord to provide break fasts at that rate?" , "Vy," replied the barbarian, "you wouldn't haf me to eat de vite? De yolk is de schicken, de vite the ted ders. Am I to make von bolster ol j my stomach?" The farmer said no more.
RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 18 February 1914
RIFLE SHOOTING. The following is the result of the Murch trophies shot for at tile'. Mortlake rifle range. The winner turned up in that consistent shot, Len Absalom. Scores :— Murch Trophies. First trophy, 7 shots at 300 yds., won by L. Absalom. Score, 34 ; T. Alen 2nd, 31 ; B. Lake 3rd, 31. Handicaps included. Second trophy, 7 shots at 500 yds ■won by L. Absalom. Score, 34 ; G. Alen, 2nd, 32 ; A. M'William, 3rd, 32. Handicaps included, Third trophy, 7 shots at 600 yds, won by B. Lake. Score, 35 ; L. Absalom 2nd, 34; P. Richards 3rd, 32. Handicaps included. Murch Aggregate (gold medal.) 7 shots at 300, 500, and 600 yds, won by h. Absalom. 300 500 600 h'p Tl' I. Absalom 31 33 32 6 102 G. Alen 26 30 29 7 92 B.Lake 26 23 28 15 93 T. Alen 26 26 26 12 90 P.Richards 26 24 27 11 88 A. M'William 24 29 23 12 " 88 King 21 25 23 14 83 J. M'Donald 20 18 33 15 76 L. Heard 25 retired 14 —
Captured [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 18 February 1914
Cantur^rf "It's tha unexpectedness ot it, »oy," remarked a gay bachelor to hi! frlead, "that takes my breath away Did you have any i4ea you were going to propose to her 'when you went there last night?" "Well—er—not exactly," waa the ffionrnful reply, "but as soon as she came into the drawing-room I saw by the look In her eye that I was going to propose before I went away!"
CRICKET. NOORAT V MORTLAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 18 February 1914
CRICKET. NOORAT V MORTlvAKE. With the thermometer standing at 100 degrees in the shade the jtfortlake and Noorat cricketers played their third match for the' season in connection with the Dis trict competition. As on previous occasions the match ended in a draw, and both team? are now level for the premiership. Noorat had first use of the wickets and made the respectable score of 124 runs, 0f which Barnes netted 53. Mort lake made a feeble response and only reached 66 when time was reached. The last pair were at the pickets ten minutes and had per force to play out time in order to save defeat. This they did, and Williams and Jones were warmly applauded by their club-inates for rising to the occasion at. Such a critical stage of the game. • The Noorat team was particularly strong and- included players from Noorat House and Kolora clubs. - Scores :~ NOORAT. Barnes, c and b Jones. 53 . Young, b Jones .8 Zemmer, b Jones 0 Smith, c H. Stewart b Jones 12 Azlitt, b Willing 0 E. Long, b Jo...
Apace with Science. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 18 February 1914
Apace with Science. -wuor: what? Troubled •with sleep essness? Eat something before go tag to bed. Patient: "Why, doctor, you once told never to eat anything before going to bed. Doctor (with dignity): Pooh, pooh! i was last January. Science has ade enormous strides since then. Jn the face of all our wondrous ad •-Dce in knowledge, we die; still ws , °r.ow old. In some regards we are no * ser' have got no further, than the cave-dweller of twenty, it may forty or a hundred, thousand years 4gO. The great thing in this world lu I r? nWhfire we stand' but ln what dV . tion we are moving. We mu3t sali ® rcach the port, sometimes with the sometimes against it, but we "!Jst sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. Give me a littlft advice on J'J" T^.sr.sj^e a wife, will you? iiil' Ouu'i, my boy; but I can you a few hints on how to b* ^naBed by a wlf&lt;| so that you wit nl£ you arc the manager. I
THE HEAT WAVH. ANOTHER BROILING DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 18 February 1914
THE HEAT WAVH. ANOTHER BROILING DAY. , Yesterday was another scorcher, and the heat wave still continues. The highest reading of the ther mometer was at 2 o'clock, when 100 degrees was recorded. The conditions, were made more op pressive by a north wind, which carried in its train huge clouds of dust. At 3 o'clock the wind veered round to the south, some what cooling the atmosphere. The temperature readings taken hourly were as follows :— 9 a.m 80 deg 10 a.m 86 deg 11 a.m 90 deg 12 a.m 94 deg 1 p.m 94 deg 2 p.m 100 deg 3 p.m 96 deg 4 p.m 88 deg Tenders are invited till Tuesday next, 24th inst., for additions, painting etc., to the Roman Cath olic Church, Mortlake, and also to the Roman Catholic Church, Ballangeich. Plans and specifica tions may be obtained from Mr. M. Campion, Mortlake, or the architect, Mr. M. J. Tate, Warr nambool.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 18 February 1914
••• A ••• WHOLESOME . DRINK BRACING &lt; AND REFRESHING Pkoases']' -MACS' HOTEL, MORTLAKE. Leading House in the District Harry Quiney, PROPRIETOR. Printed and published by M. S Manson, for the proprietor, Mary Manson, at the office of the Mort lake "Dispatch," Dunlqp-slreet, Mortlake, Victoria. ,:i Brumley Bros., Butdiers, DUNLOP STREET, Mortlake. BEEF AND MUTTON OF BEST QUALITY. [SMALL GOODS. Mothers Friend, PEDIC POMADE for the Head. Strikes infesting vermin dead. Price Is. with nit comb Is 6d. One application destroys vermin, kill nits, heals sores, cures ringworm an makes the hair grow thick and strong Price Is. Large 2s. Extra large 3s 6d F. DAMYON, SELLS IT. Say distinctly N O when you are offered an imitation of PEDIC. Indigestion CAUSED SEVERE PAINS AND DEPRESSION.—REMOVED BY DR. MORSE'S INDIAN ROOT PILLS. The first essential to good health is Hound digestion. If however, your food does not digest and assimilate, it causes pain and sickness, creating flatule n cy, pa...
ST. ARNAUD COMPLAINT. A DOCTOR'S PROTEST. INQUIRY TO BE MADE. St. Arnaud, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 18 February 1914
ST. ARNAUD COMPLAIN! A DOCTOR'S PROTEST. INQUIRY TO BE MADE. St. Arnaud, Satnrdav. At last night's hospital com mittee meeting the following, letter was read from Dr. J. H. Bennett, honorary medical officer of the St. Arnaud hospital, and formerly of Terang :—■ "I ask your committee to define my position as honorar}' surgeon to the institution. Upon my appoint ment you forwarded me a copy of the rules and regulations. Are these rules still supposed to be ob served, or are they obsolete ? My reason for asking is that rtnles 28, 29, 30, and 31, relating to the duties of the medical staff, are ignored, and have been since my appointment, and as the position is one of public trust, I feel that I cannot continue to hold the post without a definite assurance from you on the matter, awaiting your reply," &c. The rules referred to relate to the matter of operations at the hospital and consultations of the medical staff. It was resolved to ask the house surgeou (Dr. H. H. Fleming) fo...
THE MAN FROM COLORADO. The Driver and the Passenger. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 18 February 1914
.THE MAN FROM COLORADO. The Driver and the Passenger. As we left Sarnly Gulch for Rising Sun there were six male passengers to go by the coach, and the route was over the mouutains and full of chary ; ces of disaster. The driver came on' ! from breakfast as soou as the coach j was ready, and looking' about on the passengers he selected a small, pale faced man and invited him to climb up beside him. While the pale-faced man was climbing r.p the driver whispered to the rest of us:— "I picked him out in order to scars him to death. You fellows will see a heap of fun before we've gone ten miles!" Two minutes west of the gulch the road made a sudden turn, with a shee, fall of a hundred feet down to Wild Cat Creek, and the driver put his hor ses to the gallop and said to the man: "We may get round all right, or we may fetch up down below. Kold yer breath and say yer prayers!" The passenger made no move and did not change countenance, and, aft er making the course all right, the driver rat...
CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 18 February 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. [It must be distinctly understood we do not in any way identify ourselves -with opinions expressed by correspondents.] To the Editor. Sir,—I heartily re-echo the sentiments expressed ' by Cr. Moffatt at the last meeting of the Mortlake Shire Council with re spect to unregistered stock graz ing on the Mortlake and Darling ton Common's. Also to you, Mr. Editor, for drawing attention to the unsatisfactory determination arrived at regarding the rules gov erning the Common. As I know very little of the Darlington Com mon I cannot speak with any de gree of certainty, but I am in a position to make a few truthful observations about the Mortlake Common. I am a contributor to the revenue of the council in the form of. paying fees for my two cows to have access to the area set aside for that purpose. And I offer no objection for having to pay for that privilege, because it is only fair and equitable. But I have serious objections those getting the same privileges as I do witho...