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MOTOR CAR AVAILABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
MOTOR OAR AVAILABLE. j Messrs Henderson and Mcllrath state that they are prepared to con vey passengers per motor car to the Jeparit races to day, and to War racknabeal races on the 18th and 19th insts, and to the Horsham races on the 25 th and "26th insts. Those desirous of travelling to the district race meetings mentioned, are re quested to communicate with Messrs Henderson and Mcllrath at once. Phone 34.v
PRICE OF WHEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
PRICE OF WHEA.T. Our Melbourne 'correspondent wired yesterday as follows:—Although a slight reaction is reported by cable from Eng land, the local market remains steady on the basis of 3/754 alongside for current delivery, with little offering. Private cable advices report that cargoes are a little easier in London, and that Liver pool is quiet with small business, and futures J^d a cental lower all round. The price of wheat at the Nhill mills yesterday was 3/3, oats 1/4^.
NHILL HOSPITAL COMMITTEE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
NHILL HOSPITAL COMMITTEE, The adjourned meeting of the 'above committee was held at the Commercial Hotel yesterday morn ine. when the following were present: —Messrs 0. H. Douglas, president (in the chair), J. L, Barnes, H. J. Hobday, A. E. Turner, T. R. Walters, C. C. Palmer, J. Young, and the sec retary C. H. Towns. An apology was received from Mr W. E. Goidswortby. It was decided to adopt the sugges tions made by the "Rainbow Hospital Sunday demonstration commicteeto send up to Rainbow, on the 22nd inst. two members of the nursing staff, the secretary, and Mr H. J. Hobday, of the committee, to collect for sub scriptions. Mr Towns' action in ac cepting the offer of Mr T. W. Durant, to convey the p%rty to Rainbow per motor car, was endorsed by the com mittee. The secretary will remain in Rainbow until after the Caledon ian Society's sports are held and will, in company with the Rainbow com mittee, make the annual collections. Accounts amounting to £l09 5s od were passed for payment...
BULK HANDLING OF WHEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
bulk handling of wheat. i In its report, so tar as it relates to Australia and New Zealand, the Do minion Trades Commission states that the bulk handling of wheat, in stead of bagzine, is worthy of exami nation. Mr W. Hutchinson, Minis;»r of Agriculture, states that the Go vernmsnt had had the matter under consideration, as well as the securing of uniformity of the fair averae quality of the grain. The Govern proposal was that thu thre principal wheat-producing States— Victoria, New South Wal-s, anf South Australia—should combine i brinping an expert from Canada to advise as to the b3st steps to b&lt; takeD. The question, added the Minister, would be brought before the conference of State Premiers. The feeling was that in the event of the other States not falling in with th* views of the Government in reeard 'o bringing the Canadian expert. Victoria should take the necessary action itself.
METHODIST CONFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
METHODIST CONFERENCE. The annual sessions of the Vic torian Methodist Conference will open in Wesley Church, Melbourne, on Monday, February 23rd. This is one of the largest, if not the largest church congress in Australia, embracing as it does about 600 repre sentatives, cleric and lay. The busi ness sessions will expend from 23rd February to March lOth. A special item of interest this vear is the in auguration of the movement to cple hrate the centenary of Australian Methodism, whereby a great evan gelistic campaign will be orzanized yar.da thanksgiving effort couducted, by which means it is hoped to raise £100,000 to assist in instituting for ward missions and reducing Trust debts. The Home and Foreign Mis sions demonstrations are always at tractive iteuis in the conference pub lic meetings. The former raises about LVOOO per year for Mission effort in Victoria, and the latter about £48,000 per year for miseion work in the Paci fic Islands. The Rev L, Walton leaves for the conferen...
RECLUSE OF MAYFAIR [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
RECLUSE OF MAYFAIR In the heart of Mayfair there re cently died a lady of considerable wealth, who for nearly 20 years had lived the life of a recluse, almost un known. to her neighbors. She was Mrs Julia Macdonald, and she led a solitary existence, attended by only one servant, at a house in South street. Park lane. In the same street reside Earl Grey, ICatherine Duchess of Westminster, Sir Samuel -Scott. M.P., and many other prominent people, but Mrs Macdonald seldom left her house, and in her lifetime no callers were ever allowed to enter her own particular room. For some time past she had been at tended by a West End medical practi tioner for bronchitis, and her death, a natural one, occurred suddenly on Fri day (reports the "Daily Express" of December 12). She was buried at ICensal Green on Wednesday, and her house in South street is now being thoroughly overhauled. ' Apparently, the part reserved for her special use has not been touched for' years. She had only one servant, be...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
TO NEWSPAPER PROPRIETORS. SECOND-HAND TYPE CASES (ill Good Order), Lower and Upper, Double and Treble. For Sale, Cheap. COUNTRY PRESS CO-OPERATIVE CO. LTD , THE EXCHANGE, MELBOURNE. POULTRY FOR EXPORT. All Classes wanted. We buy by live weight. Crates lent. No Commission or Cartage Charged. Chickens & puddings, Gd lb. Old Fowls from 2/- to 4/6 pair, any breeds. DAVID HYLAND & SON8, SENNITT'S FREEZING WORKS, MELBOURNE.
INSPIRATION IN DREAM WIFE'S CHANGE OF WILL [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
INSPIRATION IN DREAM WIFE'S CHANGE OF "WILL A suit was commenced in the Pro-* I bate Division yesterday (states "The Daily Mail.." December 18), before Mr Justice Bargravo and a special jury, in which there Is a contest respecting a codicil attached to the will of Mme. Emma Josephine Pilot, married daugh ter of the late M. de Nicol, proprietor of the Cafe Royal, Regent street. The will was made on March 23, 1012; the codicil was dated ten days later. She died at her residence in London on April 23 of the same year, aged fifty five. She had been t\vice married; her first husband was M. Pegache. who died in 1897, and she married M. Henri Francis Louis Pilet in 1899. The executors propounded the docu ments; and the codicil was opposed by the husband. M. Pilet, who alleged among other things undue influence of the mother, Mme. Celestine de Nicol. The estatrix's son by. her former mar riage, Daniel Houis Georges Pegache, was also a defendant, but took no part in the case. There was no is...
QUININE OUTPUT LIMITED [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
QUININE OUTPUT LIMITED Quinine, the price of which has Just been advanced, is one of a number of drugs whose values are not wholly gov erned by the law of supply and de mand. The drug is obtained from Cinchona bark, which is no named because it was introduced into medicino in 1638 by Countess Chinchon. the wife of the Viceroy of Peru, who was herself cured of a fever by its aid. In the whole sale drug markets the bark is still call ed Chinchona, but the pharmacopoeial name is Cinchona. Until comparatively recent years the supply of bark was obtained from South America, and it is in fact still commonly known as Peruvian bark. But about fifty years ago an Eng lish traveller obtained some Cinchona seeds and brought them to England, where they were eventually bought by the Dutch Government. They were planted in the Island of Java, and af ter a long series of experiments the Dutch Government succeeded in culti vating trees which will yield two or even tlireo times as much quinine as the ...
WIFE'S TRIBUTE [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
WIFE'S TRIBUTE A woman at Tower Bridge Police Court yesterday gave her husband the following testimonial: "On Friday he gets drunk, on Saturday he is gener ally drunk twice; on Sunday he will be drunk at half-past three, then sleep it off, and get drunk again. During tho week he will get drunk if he has any money. He does not use violence but his language is enough to knock you down."
WOMAN'S LOST £1000 EXAMINATION OF AN EX-BANK MANAGER. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
WOMAN'S LOST . £1000 EXAMINATION OF AN EX-BANK MANAGER. j Appearing: for his public examination at Wandsworth Bankruptcy Court yes terday (reports "The Daily Mail" of De cember 21), Mr Herbert Bray, formerly manager of the Tooting-broadway branch of tho London Joint Stock Bank, attributed his insolvency to a judgment for £1000 and costs obtained against him by Miss S. A. E. Bool,, of Tooting Junction, but he denied his liability. The assets are returned at 10 guineas. The debtor said that Miss Bool, a cus tomer of the bank, told him that she wanted to invest £1000 to bring lier about £70 a year. He recommended her to a solicitor, and tho securities he ad vised her to invest in proved worthless. The solicitor afterwards left the coun try. After failing in an action against the bank Miss Bool issued a writ against the debtor, but, on the advice of his solicitors, he did not defend it, He was now living on tho charity of his friends. Counsel: Is the London Joint Stock Bank numbered amo...
CHAPTER XII. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
CHAPTER XII. Queenie was alone in lier 'bedroom. The morrow was her wedding-day. She was to be married in her travelling gown, and. it lay outspread on her bed. A large box, ibranded Voile and Co., contained her hat. Two large travel ling trunks occupied further space. The family were gathered together at Southbourne. Mr. Gordon Price and Philip were staying at an hotel hard by, and Beryl, who seemed affected with a chronic redness of her eyelids, had obtained a room in the same house as her mother and Queenie. Michael Thome was bearing a"\ ex penses—it was his party—though the fact was transparently glazed over by the fiction that Mr. Price had been recently successful in business opera tions in the city. Early that afternoon Michael Thorne, accompanied by the friend who was to figure as best man, had motored down from London. Queenie was alone in her bedroom, though the rest of the family were gathered together in Mrs. Price's pleasant sitting-room overlooking the sea. Mrs. Price'...
CHAPTER XI. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
CHAPTER XI. "My Dear Child,—Michael—the dear fellow—has tol.d me the great and joyous news. Bless you, Queenie! May your married Hie he one long summer day, flooded ■with sunshine and cloudless; may your only troubles be little ones. Throughout my life, a life of disappointment and perpetual grim fight against adverse circumstan ces, my first thought has ibeen always my wife's and our children's welfare —their happiness. My heart is too full for a long letter. I know not whether to weep or laugh. The thought of los ing you—it seems only yesterday I was tip-toeing into the bedroom where you nestled, a newborn little mite, in your dear mother's arms; what more beautiful, more touching picture?—the thoughtof losing you would be un bearable, but for the knowledge that I am surrendering my dear daughter to a strong, noble, worthy fellow who will cherish, love and honor her. "Thanks to a successful stroke of business, I am in a position to open an account at Voile's—'Voile's, where you on...
WONDER OF LIGHTS [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
WONDER OF LIGHTS "If you had gone to sleep seventy years ago arid awoke to-day ivhal would be the most astonishing thing? "In his 'Mid-Victorian Memories' Mi R. E. Francillon answers the question •It is not motor cars or aeroplanes that would astonish you. But light. The lights of London. And even younger men must remember the candle, the paraffin lamp, which smelt horribly, and lit but a corner of a room._ Fifty years ago the light of the home "was a candlo or two encouraged by snuffers. And this evening the awakened Victorian is dazzled by the electric lights that turn midnight into noonday. Our houses and streets have abolished night," says "The Westminster," "and the coming of light would be the wonder of the man who had gone to sleep with a tal low candle and waked to—turn on the switch." f
PAID IN FULL [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
PAID IN FULL Nineteen years ago, on December 17, 1S94, Mr J. W. Cook, an ambitious young man of twenty-six, was dismiss ed from an office in Wolverhampton, where he was engaged in the railway contracting business. His dismissal was followed by his being declared a bankrupt. On Wednesday last, December 17 (says "The Daily Mail")Mr Cook,middle agod and prosperous, entered the Of ficial Receiver's office at Wolverhamp ton and presented the Receiver with a cheque for £800, which will pay his creditors twenty shillings in the pound and all the cost in connection with the bankruptcy proceedings. The £800 represents not a sudden windfall, but money saved bit by bit by a man with a fine respect for his good name and that of his wife and children. "The day I was dismissed is very vivid in my merory," said Mr Cook. "We were all looking forward to Christ mas Day. I was earning good money and wo were expecting an addition to our family. I was young and head strong and lost my temper very easily...
AMERICAN TRADE MORE UNEMPLOYMENT THAN SINCE 1907. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
AMERICAN TRADE MORE UNEMPLOYMENT THAN SINCE 1907. President Wilson expects to sign tho Currency Bill In about a fortnight, so that the nation may have this long wished-for and much discussed mea sure for giving greater freedom and flu idity to credit as its Christmas present for 1913 (says the New York correspon dent of "The Daily News," December 9). The delay in inducing the Senate to end its deliberations, due to the bank ers' fear that the Bill would estab lish too much political control, has been one of the chief obstacles to the general resumption of business activity. Indeed, industrial conditions, as indicated by the railway returns, the investment market, and the number of laborers out of work, are extremely depressed. It is stated that there are more unem ployed in the Middle West as well as the Eastern States than in any year since 1907. This applies particularly to railways, in consequence of the re trenchment policy by most of the com panies, while reports from Chicago d...
WOMAN'S ADVENTURE IN TREE TO ESCAPE FLOOD [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
WOMAN'S ADVENTURE IN TREE TO ESCAPE FLOOD A moving tale of adventures in Peru is related by Mrs Ankers, who is tem porarily resident Lt Twickenham (states "Lloyd's Weekly" on December 21). She states that with her little boy she ac companied her husband to take out a motor-launch to a Spanish rubber mag nate at Madre de Dios (Peru), and on completion of his mission an attempt was made to detain him by force in the servicc of the manager. The family escaped, and Mrs Ankers gives the following details of the subsequent happenings:— "They got away in a canoe manned by friendly Indians, but on the fourth day, while camping, the canoe was swept away. An Indian who dived into the river after the craft was drowned. "As the l'iver was in flood Mr and Mrs An kerf, and child climbed into a tree, where they remained for three days and nights. Their only food was a tin of biscuits, the rest of their pro visions having been lost. "They were taken off by a passing canoe, and were starting over th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
Wanted to Buy* SINGLE-SEATED BUGGY (second hand), in good order. 0. M. WHEATON, Miram. To Let. Business premises in victoria Street. JAS. BROWN, Nhill. Picnic and €onccrt. rnHE BOYEO state school JL PICNIC and CONCERT will be held on Wednesday, 18th March, 1914 CHAS. ROBERTS, Secretary. Lutheran Church. Erntedankfest ist in Kiata 15th February um 3. In Winiara am 22 February morgeuB. H. Wiese, Pas tor. Tenders. TENDERS for Excavating a 10,000 cubic yard dam for Mr D. Bone, I Woorak, will be received up to 12 o'clock on Saturday, 14th February, 1914. All particulars from the under signed. A. F. MAGILL, C.E. Shire Hall, Nhill. House for Sale. COMFORTABLE SIX ROOMED HOUSE in Macpherson Street, newly renovated, For full particulars apply JAS. SHONE, Macpherson St., Nhill. Notice. FROM this date my swamp will positively be OLOSED against shooters, JOHN BINNS. 13/J/1914. Local Laud Board THE following cases will be dealt with at the Court House, lianiva, on Thursday, 26th February, 1914, ...
PRIZE FOR BEST PLOT OF CULTIVATED GRASS LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 13 February 1914
Prize for best plot of culti vated GnASS land. fiv Conditions.—Grass plot to be not less than 10 acres in extent. The whole to be harrowed and cross-harrowed. Should the land be too stiff for the harrows, same may be worked with some heavier im plement. Harrowing to be done between 15th March and leth April. Half the plot to be harrowed only; the other half to be treated with i artificial manures. I Note.—Time and manner of judg i ing to be fixed by the Society, It is suggested that in judging, compari son should be made between the land cultivated, and the uncultivated land alongside, and not as between plot and plot. The poorer the grass laDd tho greater will be the eontrast. Consequently competitors would do well to select for the plots some poor part of their respective grazing lands. Competitors have a free hand aB regards the artificial manures to bo applied, and quantity per acre. The working and manuring done to be declared to the judges at time of judging. Information as to...