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A GREAT HISTORICAL WORK. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
A GREAT HISTORICAL WORK, By the publicttion of what has been happily described in the I preface as "the birth certificates of a nation," the library com. utltee of the Commonwealth Parlia. ment has inaugurated the collected publication of the Historical Records of Australia, These "birth certifl, eates" consist of a series of lithoe graphs of original documents connect ed with the foundation of settlement and the establishment of Government and civilisation in Australia, First we have the oaths of oflice taken by Cap. tain Phillip with all the quaint archaic phraseology of the period. To readers of the twentieth century hoe sug gestions of the dynastic and sectarian struggles through which the nation had recently passed, and whech were still agitating men's minds, must seem strange as they are disc1)1ed in the curious special oaths of abjuration and abjurance Governor Phillip and his officers had to take, Replicas of ofllcial documents connected wil the estaiblishment of the church,...
ENGLAND'S WINTER FLOWERS IN THE OPEN [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
ENiLAND'S WVINTEI FLOWERS IN THIE OPEN Who said winter? The flattest contradiction over of fered to the December almanac, at any rate for 165 years, is given in the bas ket of roses sent by a reader in Ryde, Isle of Wight (says "The Daily Mail," on December 21), Horace Walpole boasted of a blossom on his nectarine tree on December 26, 1718; but his re cords all go by the board. We can overwhelm him with bouquets, and give him also fruit for his flowers. A Hallsham (Sussex) garden carries to-day simultaneously roses, mistletoe and apple blossom, as strangely assor ted a trio of blossoms as ever gazed at one another out of doors across an English garden. Decorations for one Christmas table, it is already arranged, are to consist of one huge bowl of real roses and one of "Christmas roses," or hellebore, with a vase of sprays of ripe raspberries in the middle. The roses of the Isle of Wight lead th way, There are still over sixty sorts of flowers out in a Ryde garden. Roses are out not ...
COMMERCIAL. MERCURY Office, Friday evening. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
OOMMEIOIAL* - MLI---I+--AL MIPBOUR Office, Friday evelning, WHOLESALE, RETAIL. Flour, £8/12/O Flour, 160 Ib, baR I 14/ (haff, £3 Chaff, 41 Freei Butter, dairy, Fresh buttor, (d 8d ; Factory, I/ Faotnry, 1/2 lEggs, 84 IEgg~ , 9'1 Bacon, 1/1 Baasn, 1/2 Cheese, 8, Cileese, 1Od Pollard, £5 per ton Pollard, 1/3 Bran, £5 per ton Bran, 1/2 Potatoee, 41 / I'otatoes, 1/6 opr qr
WOMEN FOR LAND WORK OF CO-OPERATION [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
WOMEN FOR LAND WORK OF CO-OPERATION Viscountess Falmouth presided at the annual meeting of the Women's Agrioultural and Horticultural Inter national Union held yesterday after noon (December 4, says "The Daily News") by permission of the Earl and Countess of Meath at 83, Lancaster gate. In the course of an address Lady Falmouth observed that educated wo men with a knowledge of scientific ag riculture and horticulture could do apart from their own work a great deal of work in the country-side in educating their poorer neighbors, She thought also that women were splendid pioneers in the work of agricultural co-operation, which was going to be a great thing in the future. They would have to realise that without co operation the small holder could not make his small holding pay. Speaking on the report, the hon, secretary said they had recently re ceived a communication from an em ployer, who said he needed a help to look after his books when in the gar den, "She must not be very young, ...
REMARKABLE RECORD [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
REMAR(ATILE RECORD The diamond jubilee of the Rev, Samuel Harding, of the Portman street United Free Church Mission Hall, Glas. gow, has just been celebrated (says "The Westminster Gazette,") IMr Harding, in acknowledging the gift of a purse of sovereigns, Incidentally re. marked that he had never been laid asido for a single day with illness, had never had a doctor attend him, had never partaken of medicine of any kind, and never even had the toothache, It is melancholy to think that this, which ought to be the normal state of things, is now becoming so rare that when it happens to exist, the mere casual mention of it is regarded as worthy of note, So happy a condition is certainly enviable,
STOLEN PICTURE RECORD OF ACCUSED. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
STOLEN PICTURE RECORD OF' ACCUSED, Perugia's pretence that he stole the "Glocon(la" from the Louvre with a view to rectoring some of the master piecels carried away by Napoleon is badly chosen (saya the Paris correspon dent of "The Daily Teolegraph" of Do' comber 16). iHe does not seoem to know that the "Gioconda" happens just to be one of the paintings of the Louvre that were never in the possession of Italy. It wan acquired from the artist by Francois I., King of France, for the sum of 1000 gold ecus, and had been at Fontainebleau and Versailles long be fore it entered the Louvre, That Peru gla simply hope to make money out of the theft seems to be proved by the fact that before he carried off the plc ture he collected the names of those who he thought might be likely pur chasers, Thus two little notebooks on which he inscribed his washing bills and found in hbl room contain significant inscrip tions. In one of them, dated December 28, 1910, that is to say, nine months before the ...
PRELIMINARY ANNUAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
PRELIMINARY ANNUAL MEETING, At the oonolnelon of the commiltteeoo mouting. at noon, a geonoral mooting of miºnmbors of the 8ouloty wae hold to arrango businena for the annual meoting. Mesora F, Doweor and E. H. Goldun woro elected auditors, Mooaro J. Mackay, J. Duggan and H. T. Edwards wore appointed sorutinuors. The retiring committoonen were nom. iated for re.election, vlz, W. M'Donald, W, J. Rowo, J, M'Donald, ''. March. mnnt, J. Miohoal, J. Petrie, Jou, Road, J. 0. Smith, and T. Tolford, On the propositlon of Mr, Fithall, the naime of J, Ptrlie, junr., was substituted for that of his father (J. Pottle, soar,), who wikhed to resign on account of indifTorent hoalth.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
ASSURANCE CO. LTD. ESTD. 1782, FIRE. AOOIDENT, EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY. LOSSES PAID EXCEED £85,ooo,o0o, Losses by BU811 FIRES and by LIOHTHINO ard madt. good by this Company, AGENTS WANTED, IOTORIA,. 461 To 471 BOURKE ST., OFFmo_ : MELBOURNE, DALCITY A CO. LTU., ACIINT& As tIe te time approached for the start of the footer match between the Willoughby Wasps and the Tarenm Oaks, the home captain \Ras seen feverlshly counting the spectators, There were two errand-boys, a Territorial, a chimney-sweep, a nurse-mnald, and a navvy out on strike, Both teams appeared on the field, but the number of spectators did not increase, At last, in despair, the home cap tain shouted: "There won't be any match to-day! We sacratch" "Wot nonsensel" said the opposing skipper, "Sratch? Wot for?" "Wo'll have tol" exclaimed the other, in agonlsed tones, "We ain't took enough gate-money to get t' ball out o' pawnl" Willie, aged five, had been warned not to eat mlnee-pie for supper, but insisted on Iavin...
AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. COMMITTEE MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. COMMITTEE MEETING. A meeting of the committee of the St. Arnaud Agricultural Society wao held at the Town Hall on Thursday, when there were present--Dr. C, H., Fleming (pro. cidont), MenAsr J. Petrie, J. Duxrnn, W. Fithall, D. IRoe, J. Maokay, J. Duagai, T, Telford, J. Crosbi, F., E. D.,viueo, J. C. Smill, h, E. RLto6lgh. D. M'Lean, and IH. T. Eliarda. Apologies for non. attendance .rereo ooeived from Meesra W, J, P.owe and T. Walsh, CORRESPOND EN0E, From H. 0 Bath, Swanwator West, oenhel.ing ohtquo for £3, being prize money for farm competition, and request ing Soolety to accept name so a donation, -Received with thanks, From J. W. Ryan, hon, ec, St, Pat rick's Day sports, applying for use of Show grounde on 17th March,-Attonded to, From W, H, Perry, Carapoooo, to the effect that at a meeting of farmora and landboldore, hold at Potera' State school on Friday, 16th January, a'resolution was paeoud requesting the St, Arnaud Agri. cultural Sueloty to call a meeti...
LUNCHEON MYSTERY JUROR'S REFUSAL TO RETIRE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
LUNCIEON MYSTERY JUROR'S REFUSAL TO RETIRE. The adjourned inquest into the cir cumstances which caused the death of Ellen Elizabeth Blundell, a young wo man employed at Oddenino's Restaur ant, Regent St., some time after she had eaten the staff luncheon there, was re sumed yesterday (reports "The Daily Mail" of December 20), but the sitting was occupied by discussion of the allog ed independent collection of evidence by the foreman of the jury, and was then adjourned without any additional wit ness being called, Mr Freke Palmer, for the proprietor of the restaurant,said the foreman had written to him, enclosing declarations which .he appeared to have taken him self from two persons who were to ap pear as witnesses. That was a some what extraordinary proceeding of the foreman, for if a partisan line were taken in the declarations the Justice of any rider expressed by the jury in the future might be affected. The foreman, If he knew of evidence which had not been called, should have c...
THE CORRICKS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
THE CORRIOKS, The ever welcomo OCrrick family, aqeistod by Mr. J.imno Caldweoll, Au. tralian barlrono, and Mr. Jack Bonny, English character comedian, pliyed u &liort pHseaon of two nigh!r at the Town lH!,! ail Wednesday and Thursday, and, notwithstanding sweltering weather con ditions, they were greeted with good audienceo, who wore enthuelsatl in llhe roception accorded the various artiss. It is abnut three years since tho Corroik family paid a visit to St. Arnaud, and thoro has booen some chango in the per. sounnl of the combination, Many admirers of a tLenine all-round ontortalner will be norry to hear that Mr. Corriok, ain,, who performed hore on snveral occasiono, ia at preenti ill in Launceston, Tasmania, whore his wife in with him. Mrs. Oorrick, to. geothar with her husband, on previnu4 occasiona, were valued mtnibero of the talented Corrick family on their visits here, The company now travel their ex. telivoe Australian olroult by means of four motor cars, throe of ...
FIGHT WITH WIND PLUCK OF PASSENGER [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
FIGIIT WITII WIND PLUCK OF PASSENGER Probably the most exciting journey in tho history of aerial touring was the cross-Channel flight made by Mr Sal met, "The Daily Mail" alirman, who carried with him as passenger Mrs Assheton-Harbord, the balloonitst (said tho Paris corrospondent of "The Daily MIall," December 19). Mr Salmot and hif Ipassenger started from IHendon on Saturday morning al most on tho inspiration of the moment and tinder the most favorable weather conditions. Before they had gone far on the way to Folkestono they ran into a fog, which grow denser and tlonner and at last compelled them to inter rupt their Journey at Follkentono for the night, They Started off again aerosn Channol at 11,30 yesterday with a south wind of about twenty-five miles an huli' gradually Increasing in strengthl, Thon hogan a game of hide and seek in the clouds, to which more than a npico of danger was added. "I started flying on a course laid for Boulogne at a holght of 3000ft, so as to be above...
COPE COPE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
COPE COPE. (From Uur Uwn (orreupondent.) The Cope Cope Tennis Olub played their first match, Since harvest, on Saturday las?, when they mob a team from Lien in friendly competition, The game, which was played on the local court, was very interesting and exciting owing to the closeneso of the scores, The roeulb was a drawn game, and a return match will be played at an early date The Cope Cope ladies as usual provided afternoon tea for the visitors, On Sunday afternoon lase, a hi?;vest tliankagiving service was hoel in the Church of England, the borvio being conducted by the Rev, I Staples, of Charlton, The 'purch was very taste. fully decor, td for the ocoasion by the minemberd of the churoh, There was a gool conogregation, Moensr Oroubio Bros, lost a draught mnre on Monday last under peculiar circumsaaneno, The animal, whiob was one of several hitched to a plough, rubbed off its winkers, When the driver went to replace them, the mare backed on to the plough, and aas it fell one of t...
THE COMMONWEALTH REVENUE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
THE COMMONWEALTH REVENUE, A soMW wuAw oorious drop has beop noted in tbh Oummonwenlth revenue from ountomw and excioe dutieos Up to the, olose of laot year the rpoeipit from this dopartmenh showed a falling off of about £400,000 over thooo for the corresponding period of the previous financial year, Sinoo then there has beon a partial recovery, ih nhortane having b-en reduced to about £450.000 It io diflicult to account for thia falling away in a branhob of revenue that oo clouely refloote the spending power of the people. A period of deprossion nearly always shows itself in a doorease of imports, and this quickly affscts the customs and exoise revonue. There has been no drpreeolon In Anutralia, however, the seasons having been almost all that could have been wished for several years past. Our exporto, eopeoially those of the primary indue. tries, have shown a gratifying tendonoy to increase, The current season is likely to see all rcords broken in this direction, An exeoos of expor...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
Spoolal Avr tiromatents. JAS. ROWE & SONS, BEG TO ANNOUNCE SPECIALS FOR FEBRUARY, Guns, Cartridges, and Shooting Requisites HOLLIS GUN, WITH CROSS BOLT, £6. Hollie tun, with aroee bolt and pigeon barroel, £7/10 Genuine Hollis Gune, with ordinusy fastener, £4/17/6 and £5/10 Stevens' Single Barrel Gun, 22/6 Stevens' Single Barrel Gun, with automnatio ejector, 25/ Stevens' Single Barrel Gun, automatio ejector, Nitro, speolal steel barrel, 40/ and 45/ W, W, Groener's " Dominion " Hammer Gun, £10/10 W, W', Greenor's " Empire " Hammorless (Gn, £12/10 Bonohill Guns at alil prices. A real bargain--Bonehill Gun, with orose bolt, a real beauty at £4/1716 Clarbrough and Johnston's Hammer Gune at £6/16 and £7/15 S*; Clarbrough and Jobueton's Hammorleee Gun, £11/15 S Maron'es Englioh Hammorloea Gun, £9/10 CARTRIDGES TRIDGES CARTRIDGES CARTRIDGES Black Powder, loaded by Kynook's, 1/9 packet " Astor" Smokoloes Powder, best value ever imported, 2/3 paoket Kynook's Job Cartridges, Smokeless ...
FEDERAL POLITICS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
FEDERAL POLITIOS. A oonfronooe wan hold in Melbourno on Wednesday to conalder the beat method of oelecting oandidateo for the elootion for the lenato in the event of a doub!o dissolutlon of the Federal Parliament beiog granted, Mr. H. B, Lewis, vice. president of Ihe OCrotltutional union, proidod, and the Peoplo'o party, the Peoplo's Liberal party, the WVomon's National Lonegue nd the Federal Parlia. nentary Liberal party woro each repro. sontod by three dolegato?, After con. oldorablo diseuleilon it was donided that the presidents of the throo polldoal lenagues should prepare for publication in the proes a statement which will intimate that thoe hodioe they represent are propared to recelvo nominations from persona who doeire to booome candidales, The leagues will forward to the conference the nom Inations, and there will then be a pie. oleotinn ballot to determine the six who will finally go to the poll, NominatIoun are to be oont In by 23d' March, Antorhe meeooting of Ihe confero...
LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
LOOAL AND GENERAL.. -- .-4--- Mr, W, Edelaton, of Oarapoooeo, invites tenders for picking.up and burning*off about 600 cores. Owing to the continued dry and hot weather in the Dunolly diotriet, the fruit is showing signs of shrivellnlg up. Dean Stephen, of Melbourne, has been elected Anallon bishop of Tasmania in suoooesion to Dr. Mercer, who lately resigned the see, The Kara Kara Shire Counoil has aoorpted the tender of 8torer Bros,, at £7111, for forming and gravelling on Coonooor Road, near Wilson's, The flon, J, Dryadale Brown, M.L.C,, Is in receipt of a communication from the Education D)epartment intimating that it has lbon decided to proclaim the Higher Elementary School, St. Arnaud, as a District lHigh Sohool. The period of office of all present school committee, under the IEduoation Department will expire on the 28 I lnst. Instruotions have been issued to head teachers of State cohools to convene meetings of parents on Monday, 2nd Maroh, or a date as soon after that as poss...
NORWAY MODERN INFLUENCE [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
NORWAY MODERN INF'LUJNCEI "I have just received a letter from a friend at present travelllng in Norway, where she has not been for twelve years," says the editor of "The Vine yard,' "It was not written with any idea of publication, but so finely and sharptly does this letter, from at coun try which is blessed with one of the noblest poasantries in the world, point the evils which "The Vineyard" is out to fight, and the good which It exists to defend and encourage, that I venture, In good conscience, to print It without her permission." "It is like a dream to find oneself again in this romantic land, and in one day we have, already seen so much that it seems long since we left home! The crossing was horrid in every way, but we had some quiet hours in smooth water before we arrived in the early morning, and Stavanger with its clean, many-colored wooden houses rising out of the still fjord, and the encircling mountains stealing out of the morning mist restored one. S'1'AVANGER MARKIYi'...
THE STREET CLEANER [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 21 February 1914
A paper having snid that "'To recog nise the supremacy' of the street cleaner would be to usher In the reign of chaos," "The Dally Herald" takes it to task and says:---"Now, that just brings us very close to the root of the matter. 'Supremacy' is indeed the wrong word, an instance of angry ex aggeration. The street cleaner does not want supremacy. Ile wants Justice, the right to live a human and progressive life, his place in the sun, In the social and spiritual economy he is as truly and deeply to be considered as the artist, the author, 01' the doctor, We may tlhus re-state thile propostion: 'To recogniso the importance, the dignity, and the possibility of the street cleaner (and a hundred suchll as he) is to usher in the reign of sanity and humanity,' "