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The Pyalong Races. A RECORD SUCCESS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
The Pyalong Kaces. A RECORD SUCCESS. The -annus! meeting of -the Pyatong Racing Club was h^ld oa Thursday, 12tb lost,, and attracted a record at tendance. The club have shown plenty of courage in catering- for their increasing patronage by effect* inur substantial and up-to-date im provements, The trustees wisely called iQ Messrs W. A. Filiate and A. H. Co*, officials of the V.R.C., to suggest how the course could be altered for the better. Udder their supervision a new track wss laid oat, the straight being along the western hill, from which a good view of finishes can be obtained by aU pres ent. A new enclosure, stewards' and jockey's rooms, new publican's and refreshment'booths, judges'stand, etc. have been erected in a substantial manner. The club should continue to benefit.by the provision of a proper enclosure particular!?. Special trains were rhn from Melbourne and Ben dii'O, and were well putionised,. while big contingents went acroBS from Lanceftald and other towns within d...
The Water Shortage. WOODEND PROSECUTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
The Water Shortage. WOODBND PBOSEOOTIONS, LanoeBeld i« not the only town ex periencing diffionlties this year in maintaining it* water supply, Else where, ratepayers have had to be commanded to ase the supply for doroentia pnrpogea only, At the Woodeod Court last week two rate payer* were charged with that having a Hopply of water from the Woodend Waterworks Trout, they nned it for other than domestic purposes. The regnlntiona forbade the nae of hoses or pipes to water the ground, or plants, or wish booses, Walls, or carriages. Mr Horry, for the Trust, in the first cane, said they were forced thiB year to tell ooiiHamorn there was no water to spare for other than domeatio por pones. To the P.M.: He thought they &lt;300Id go oa asing water in their gardens with a oan. | The P.M.: -jThey rely on the in herent laziness of man not to do too ro.ioh watering in that way. Mr Harrv said defendant (J. Ma Inney) wan found a-ing a hose iu his garden at 11.30 p.m. He had been growing ni...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
DISORDERED UVlfiR, "For disorders of ibe hrer #nd stomicti 6n bettor medicine fcfeno OhamhurUiB'y .Tablettfl," wr'ii«H Mrs Margaret J, Watsoa Q. "I snffered with bad head jvcbw-CAUK«d by a disordered )iu«r. Hear ■ tag my cDviointin. tpeak no highly of C'bftin ■T&lt;i.We,f« I thought 1 womd try wfcat tdfcy woald do for a*. Aft«r tho first few doscL I nutictd «a iiuprovtjm«jak, And after f had taken a couple of bojoo found myaeli quifu r&lt;,li^ved of beftdftpbtt, wbiob have nu5 returned,'*.. Adamso &lt;a[ Str ettle and. bo., [prop, Ltd., STOOK & STATION AGENTS Victoria Hone Bazaar, BOURKB ST., jJELBOUENB, Hold e»!e# o( Hor»t>a U the BuMr every Wednodity. At Newmarket— r" SHEEP—'Tne«d1yjg FAT OA.TTLR—w&dnasd&>B,f • At Corporation Ma&et— PI08 4 CALVEsi-Thurfldayn, DAIRIi & STOR^OATTLB- Frid.y« Land and Clearing Sales con | ducted in anj part of the State. Lancefield) Market I .PiTBt Monday in'Each Month. Full inf...
Pyalong Shire Council. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
Pyalong Shire Oonncll. At the monthly meeting of the Pyalong Shire Council a Treasury voucher was received for £229 endowment. With £70 for works, the council will be in credit. The health officer reported 4 deaths, at the age of one month, 65,73, and 83 years respectively. Two years' vote (£12 I2s) was passed to the Kilmore Hospital. Rate payers wrote asking the council ; tcv;take action to secure a water [ Supply.—Engineer to report. The Engineer was instructed to have culverts near the Hanging Rock, Tooborac, and Emu Flat seen to. A man is to be put on to clear out a rabbit warren near C. Stinson's, High Camp, On the President's motion on notice a Is rate was, struck. F. Sutherland's tender at £98 4s 6d was accepted for work at Glenaroua. For a bridge over Mollison's Creek, near M. Kerr's, the tender of Thos. Sly, Elstern wick, at £490, was accepted.
Licensing Prosecutions. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
Licensing Prosecutions. At ^Kilmore recently William IHughep, liaenge* of the Conrt House :Hote), w*i» 6ned £S, with £1 Uh co*tn, '•for failing to ke*p h»R bar door closed dtuincc prohibited Lour#. Defendant pleaded guilty,. and said 'he'had fnllt*n Milepp dorinp oIoridc iup Lioenainu InHpeotorGraveBenid • there whs no evidence af trariinp-beiug -done, and withdrew a nccnnd 'charge Tfora similar breach a few eights oftec, 'remarking that a publican nhould'keep; rfctvake. Frances "Zwicker, of 'the RailwHy &Hotel, war fined "5 s forsellitig^wiue'in r-SQ unlabeHed'botrle.
Court Fixtures. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 February 1914
Court Fixtures. Tb« following Bra the Polioe Mairiit -tnMfcV day* .of atiendanoe at th&lt;> •oitarH of thiit part of ttie Caitlemune ©Qlriot-.— ;Lnneofi«M—Wedrneadaya, H -January 21, Fohrriary 18, Maroh 18 AnH! 16, May 20, Jane 17. litiamey—Wedne«d»y«, 2.S© p.m. •an &lt;wtoe date* a* L«Doefield. Woodend—Mondays, 3 p to. Jan ■nary 12 and 26 ; February 9 and 2S; Mm oh 9 nnd 23 ; April 27 , May 11 ■ raurf S3, and 3une 32 Rynnton—Tne'dayt, 10 a.m. 3an mary. 6, .13, and 27 ; February 3, 10,; >«nd 24, March 3, 10, 24, and 31 ; Aprils and 28 ; May 5, 12, and 20 =atid.Jati« 2, 9, 23, and 30. . 1 Lioenuine Cimrra will be held BR; ■»f(»ll«WB : — LinodfitiM district' (hold tit iB.ini-i-y) — January 21, February 18,j March 18, April 16, May '20, nnd /Jim. 17. Kynefm—January 6, February 8,; March 3, April 7, May 5, and J'lne 72.
Carrying a 20-ton Engine on a Cable. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
Carrying- a 20-ton Engine on a Cable. 1— The strength of a cnblo is graphi cally illustrated in a .photograph' from Mexico. whore , engineering plant has.had to be transported by cableway over the llio. Grande! River. ' ■.The series of cableways erected at Elephant Butte, New Mexico," have been employed to weighty advan tage in transporting many, thou sands of tons of mntcrittl and ma chinery. Kccently . it ' was- found no cessary to transfer - a 20-tou engine across the canyon. Feaung the weight of the; engineinight too severely test the strength of a single cable, tlio engine was swung across on two cables and was safely landed at its destination 011 the other side/ The length of the cableways from one tower to the other is 1,4.50 feet and the height of span above riverbed ioabout -200 feetr
Keeps Greenstuff Fresh. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
Keeps Greenstuff Fresh. One of tlie chief onuses of 'failure in the backj'nrd poultry • run is an insufficient &lt; supply of fresh green stuff. 13ven when :green meat is available in plentjr, the usual- prac tice is to throw it into tha runs, where it is trampled upoiv and very soon becomes unfit for food. "I have tried many ways of keep ing the greenstufi ; given to any birds clean and fresh," . writes a corres pondent, "but the following method Is the- only one that has answered my purpose "I got a piece of widc-mcsbed netting nnd made it into a bag, fastening a wire ring at the top us shown In the sketch. Then I mudo handles of string, and hung it up within easy reach of the | fowls' honks, but out of the way of their feet.
INTERESTING ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
INTERESTING ITEMS. 4 Viewers have been artificially col oured with more or less success, but until recently animals have escaped , the experiments of the investiga- , tors. Now, however, we arc as- | snred that fishes mnj* be so col oured os to suit the human fancy. 7fi .Sicily, it is reported, by the In troduction into the water of chalk, • iron, ami a quantity of peat, col ours may be imparted to the carp. . After treatment in a bath of these concomitants for n couple of weeks the fish is given another chemically prepared bath into which there are introduced iron and tan. By in- j creasing or diminishing the quan-, tities the colour is said to be ' accentuated1' or diminished. The pro-J cess is so id to bo somewhat hazar dous, but produces ornamental fish. An illustration of the incredible superstition of the Russian peasant is recorded in a telegram from St. Petersburg to the "Tngeblatt." In the village of Wnlizo, near Lodz, the peasants held * a meeting to dis cover the cause of...
Asleep in the Dustbin. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
Asleep in the Dustbin. The dustbins of ltoiicn, which tho authorities of that io\vn boast are of the most modern tjpe in Franco, have been nearly responsible for tho death of a man. When tho dust bins have been collected early in tho morning thoy are hooked on to an endless chain which carried them up to the top of a fnrnnco and thero automat (rally ompt ies t hem. When this was being1 done on Friday. a , workman noticed what looked like n good pair of trousers in one of the dustbins, as it was about to bo emptied into the furnace. Anxious to save the garment for his own use, he pulled the lever which stops the movement -of tho chain. Looking closer, he found a man asleep in the dustbin. The man had boon put in the dustbin to sleep, as a joke, by several companions with whom he had spent the evening, and who i were intoxicated.
To the Editor of "The Lancefield Mercray." [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
To U>« Editor of "The LaooefieM Mercray."" Sir,—There are few who won't but I admit that one of ths most nccesnary things in the building and maiutain ,n2 of a town is a good water supply; •and when we consider the many ad •^nta^cs gained thereby we feel that the ngbt opinion has, been forwetj, the many things necessary to ^ wwn'can only bfcfectired by living a J>lentifoi supply o/water. .'One of the ®>B5t important &lt;jB«tionsto be coa —- ■ ■ • ■ iideied it cleanliness, for upon this depend* health. Secondly — The dinger of fife hai to be averted as muctv as possible. Thirdly—The ap pewmnc# of the town has to lie thought of. There are a few live pepple in it. These three thing* need the deepest consideration. And after we con aider them we *ay frankly: " Yes, all this i» true, and these must not stand overshadowed merely because of a alight, extra rate." Coming then to onr own local town, and taking into consideration the many advantages gained by Nature's gift (a...
Hiawatha Dead. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
Hiawatha Dead. Hiawatha the last hereditary chief of the Iroquois .Indians, is dead. He had presided for many years over the remnant of the tribe which set tled in Ontario. Though the Iro-. quois arc greatly scattered 'and number fewer than 12,000 in all, those 011 tho Canadian reservation are regarded as the head tribe, and the chief, Haiwatha, ■■■;:was looked.lip to as the chieftain of all the Iro quois His successor will ,liave to be elect ed by the tribe, ^ because his only son, Prfhce. Lazarus, ^is not a can didate for the leadership,- Kince he, lika many other Iroquois Indians, had adapted-himself- to modern civi lisation, and nt present he is study ing for the Methodist ministry. It uns-tho tho Iroquois to name thcf-O lei s, eldest son Hia \tu1hn," which means a 'person of miraculous birth ;..but lho late chief's fcron was^ baptised "Lazarus. While most of the Iroquois are fanners,, and many of thomvhavc no.w.^attained to considerable ■ dis tinction in other pursuits, and the...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
' -Auctions. Adamson, Strettle and Co., Prop, Ltd., STOCK & STATION AGENTS Victoria Horse Bazaar, BOUBKE ST., MELBOURNE, Hold ulu of Hotb.r st tbo Bazaar every Wednesday. &.t Nowraarfcet— SHEEP—Tuoadm, FAT CATTLE—Wodn«8da>«.j At Corporation Market— PIGS & OALVE3—Thursday*. DAIS'S &STORE CATTLE— Friday a Land and Clearing Sales con ducted in any part of the State. Lancefield Market . Firat Monday in Each Month. Fall information can be obtained from their representative^ A. J. O'CALIiAGHAN. Lunocfluld Office—High Street. ' 1 Farms For Sale and To Let. fama ranees Eflacced. Loans Negotiated ROM8EY MONTHLY MARKET. -Corporation Tarda,) McPHAIL BROS. A CO, hold thnir Sale on tho 3rd Monday in every month and invite entries of all classes of LIVE STOCK, htc, MR ANUKKW WILSON will receive entries and give all information jogardisg the Sale. McFRAlL BROS. CO., Stook Agents, Land Salesmen, Etc., 368 Bourke St., Melbourne, VV. A, JOHNSTOiN, Commission Agent, ...
More and the Maniac. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
More and the Maniac. i I j In front of his Chelsea House Sir i Thomas More had u garden and j gatehouse, and as t here was a plca j sanfc view from (.ho summit of tlio" ; gatehouse, he used frequently to sit : there, accompanied only by his dog. j Here it was that, he was found one i afternoon by a wandering maniac, I who crept upstoirs and found the feeble old man dozing:. ".Leap, Tom, leap," he cried, and at the same time tried to throw him over the battlements. More had not physical strength enough to resist, but he had the wit to say, "Lot us first throw this little dog over." The man immediately threw down the dog. "Pretty sport," said the Lord Chancellor. "Now, go down and bring him up ; then try again." While the madman went down for the dog, More made fast the door behind him, and ko managed to hold the fort until deliverance came. I i , j A seedy-looking- man applied to j the late Mr. d'Oyly Carte, in the days of his management at the Sa voy, for a job. Mr. Carle was just t...
LIVESTOCK BAILED [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
LIVESTOCK BAILED Mr W, A. Johnston, ugenfc for Moasra J. M. Peek and Sods Pty. Ltd., reports having railed to Newmarket from Laneefield the following stook : 40 ewes and wethers, K. A. Colli ver, ewes 22s, wetbers 2js sd, lambs 14s 3d; 124 merino ewes, Alex John ston, at 13s 7d ; 20 merino ewes, T. Lineban, to 17s 6d (av eraging 14s 6d); 14 merino ewes, A, II. Hunt, atji4s 6d; 25 merino wethers, Jer. Mac Carthy.-at 14s iid; 9 bullocis, C. H, Muatey, at £8 5s. Messrs 51oFlinil Bros. and Co. re port haviug held a successful clear ing sale on account of Mr J. Mit chell Romsey, when they disposed of tbe whole of his farming implements, horses, etc. Light draught horses to 5619; spring carters to £zi; spring cart filly,-3 years old, toil 3; seed drills ^17, hay dray and fratne £i 2 1 os, lime spreader £9 10s, disc plough to £3, reaper and binder £8 winno ner £7 ics, and a host of sundries at ;equally good prices. Also, on ac count Mr Jas Stewart, 3 horses for1 £92 1 or and 1 for £. Mctca...
MALTA BBCOMES BRITISH POSSESSION. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
MALTA BBCOMES BRITISH POS SESSION. On l'Yidny, September 5, 1800, Multa, tlio largest of a little group of Mediterranean Islands, was sur rendered to the British, under Gen eral Sir Henry Vigot, in conse quence of Xapoloon Honapurte hav ing taken it when starting to in vade Wgypt as a way for obtain ing an TCustorn empire. It has been since the home of the knights called Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem—so named because their ohject was to provide security and shelter against . the Mahonimedan Turks for Chris tians who went on pilgrimage to the Holy Ijntiri ; but they had been for | eed to seek safety by fleeing from it I themselves. The Treaty of Amiens, j in 1803, provided for the restora tion to this holy order of this island ; but against this its native [ inhabitants strongly protested, be* I ing sure that the French Would then j try to get control over it. Kng j land therefore renewed war against France rather than give up Malta, and the Treaty of Taris, in 3811, to the g...
NEWMARKET SHEEP SALES. Adam[?]on, Strettle and Co. report.:[?] [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
NEWilAKKET SHEEP SALES. . J Adamtoo, Btretble and Co, ropori.:-** Fat .Sboep—.21,000 yaidcd, The, market opened praotically unchanged, bat competition -bpcamo naimated.and prices rapidly hardened to highly eatisfaotory prices to sellers- For all jgradeH of oronabrccld prices ruled from i» to £a per bead higher. For pood and prime merinoa prices advanced from d.H to JL^ 6d per head 4 wbilo. middling -and inferior descriptions, consisting .chiefly of »ged eweR, were -eaperly bought by grasiera at de cidedly improved fatea. 'Quotations: Primecrossbred wethers from 21s to. .24*, extra do to2£d good do from 18s -6d to 20n, eecond and inferior from 16s,; prime crossbred ewes from IBs to 2*Qst extra do front 21s to 23* 3d, good do from I5« 6d to 17>-6d, eecond do from 12* 6a to 24-, in ferior do from 53 to lis , prime raen uq wethers from 18s 6d to 21a, extra dt^ to 22a, good *Jo from J-6 s 'o 17s 9:it second do frotn 13.- 6 i to 15.s, in ferior from 12s; with -merino from -8s »to 17s. ...
Speed of the Wind. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
Speed of the Wind. Up to the present the greatest speed of the wind has never been measured, for the »imp1e reason that no instrument has yet boon in vented capable of doing so. In 1878 an anemometer on Wt. Washington registered 186 miles an hour, which is the highest velocity on record, and last November a„ Robinson anemometer u'ns blown away, in Jamaica, when registering 120 miles per hour. A tornado, however, blows far harder than that. At various tunes attempts have been made to esti mate the velocity* of wind in >a tor nado by observing its effects. For instance, in 1875 a board of pinc wood was blown against, and right through, a telegraph-pole; whilst during the same storm another plank was driven three - inches, into -.the trunk of a tree. It was calculated that such . of j fects could only have been pro duced by a force little less than that of a cannon-ball—that is to: J say, the wind must have been tra velling at the rate of between six and eight hundred, miles an hour...
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 — 27 February 1914
Markets. MELBOURNE GRAIN MARKET, Melbourno, Tuesday. • The GippsUnd and Northern Corporative Sellin? Co. Ltd. report ns follows Wheat— F,o.qlf 33 3Jd,; medium and in*, iertor aocording to quality, ; Oata—Milling Is lOd to 1a lOJd ; feed, la : 9d tola 9^d for best,; Is 6Jd to Is ,7£d for medium. Barley—Ohoica English scarce, 3a -6d 4 good, S& 2d to 3a 4d;j uo inquiry for med ium,; CapQ, 1b lid to 2d 4d, according to. quality. Maize—The demand for fchia has fallen' right a«vay, The nominal priceie 2a 9d te 3d 1Q, but no-business is doing. Chaff—Heavy guantitios contianerfco come forward, and the market is quiet. Prima oaten' la selling »t £3 .2a .fid, and good at £3. bat Jower.gradcs are very difficult-' to olearac prices ranging down to £2. 12*: 6d to £2 15?. Potatoes—Fairly largo .quantities are now arriving, and the market is easier. Prime Caria&u* are selling at BrowneU'e, £± 6b to £4 108;; medium and sun affected linealow«r. Onion*—Iheso remain steady at £7 10s fo...
The Water Supply. PUBLIC MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
Tto Water Supply. PtrBLiO MBSTOtB. A public meeting w&« -aatfoeHiy &lt;Or| J. Harlej (preaidtat q&lt; Che ahira) oa i jijatBrdajr evening to ooatiier waya | sod mtikna of improving tho tawn'n! water fio^ply. Cmr. M. foy pre- ■&lt; »!d«d, ,0^'(»Bd Cmr.} Bttley being |Ddi»jiijtA" j Thi ahiilrmao ttoid it W*» not the $rat timer bo ind presided at a meet log ci ifcat natnre. Laocefleld, in cotnraaa/With other parta of the State, T»a» inhering the effeato of the drought. The soheme waa vary much .dependent apoa the weather, and thlre -win not the enpply nor storage •Jo moot ftn oonte tron'bls. December ■wan dry; only. 34 pointa fell in Janu ary; and in Kebrnary praotically no. thing. • Mr Swing, who was a capable and efficient engineer, pat forward Scheme* in 1696, any of which would involve a laige ontlay, and they were wjeoted by both the Water Tenet and the ratepayero, on aoeonnt of the in crease in the rate which wooJd be nfcosRi'tated. The qaeation^ w...