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CLASS I—(Fancy & Plain Needlework) [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 13 March 1914
CLA.SS I—(Funcj A Plain HWWe worlc) Worked cushion, Miss Doff ], Miiw L. King 2 Trn7olutbt(laoo^,Miu Huropliriea 1, Mr» J. F»»f\ri 2 Tmydotli (drawn thread or Monut mslliok), Mils Haoipbriea 1. Mr« Tudor 2 Tea ooay, Mii« Daffy 1, Miis Mnmp'hrisg 2 Collection plain and fancy nei-jjig work, Miss Huraphriei 1, O'flars 2 Darnini; (girla nnd«r 18), Udith Tudor I, Mary Long 2 Tnhle centre, Miss O'Hin S, Miss K. Forbas 2
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 13 March 1914
Public Notice*. ffibire of Lancefield. rriFNDICRiJ will be received^ by 'the >CoUn X oil of the above Shire, at »>he Sbire Qflcf, I Jincefi»ld. up -to 2 p.m. on FRI-DAT, 27tk MA1UJH, for the followiug Vvorki :— Contract 8 | 14.—Lifting nod break iojf pitcburp^ Main roatK •Contract 1-0 J 14.— Mwiirtefunce metal, towriahip, ami Kyneton roail^ Ttn'dftr* to »be aacnmp»nied with a deposit ■of-'5 percent in cash or marked oheque, Specification* at the Mechanic*' Institute, ■Lnneefield, The lowest or any tender net neceaefctily accepted* _•&lt; P. J. McMAHON^ Acting Shire tieoretary. lran«efteld, Mur. 12. '14.. SHira of Lancefleld. A 'FPLICATIONS will b« roooirad by jCa. the Lancetield SUit* "Council Up till t p-m. on MARCH 27 f»om pcrmni willing to undertake the dution of INflPEO* T©R Or ttUISANCiSS. Salary, £0 per jreae. (By Order) P. J. McMArfOW, Acting Shire tiaorekary. Shire of Ramasy, TKNDBHS. HI SNDERR will be raooiTerl up -till 4 p.m. 1 on SJONDAT, lflth MARCH, 1U4, f...
The Weather. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 13 March 1914
The Weather. Last SaJurday a slight thunder j storm, of -a" very patchy nature, laid the dust in Lancefield; the fall being 15 points. It did not fall at the source of the Garden Hut Creek, from which the town supply is drawn, but the springs have been sending a trickle down to -the weir. Enough water haE thus accumulated overnight to give consumers a small supply. On Monday night rain set in steadily, and it seemed that there was a good fall, but only 14 points registered The weather set in again fine and clear and hot next morning. Messrs G. Perry and J. Mooney have been selected by the Lance field Branch ot the Hibernian Society to represent them at the annual conference to be held in the Hibernian Hall, Bendigo, commencing on April the 15th. Some very important business is &nbsp; to be transacted. At a meetingof the Public Works committee of the Lancefield council on Monday evening the tenders of T. Madigari, at 9s and ■8s gd per yard, were accepted for 1 maintenance met...
AS HE GOT IT. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 March 1914
AS inc UO'J' JT. - A newly-married -lady was heinfj in terviewed Wv the reporter of 11m; lo cal paper jubt after 1ln» ecreinony. , "And after the hopipyinoon whore do ydu in&lt;oii&lt;i &lt;o set tin flown," \V«K ll!K final "At (he old Jwiiisi'/' «uid tlie brid&lt;) as she hurried a, way. Thr» roporter thought it sounded a bit familiar, but ho decided to una it, so when it appeared in print the report finished up—» "After tho honeymoon the happy couplo intend to livo at tho old man's,'' M
Bird Migration. TWO GREAT PUZZLES. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 March 1914
Bird Migration. TWO OTIKAT PU7,'AX,KS. Tu connection with tho phenom enon nf t.ho niicrrntion nf birds, tho two grout, puzzles n re—Why does It exint ? and How Is it performed ? Tho first. question is nut. answered hy .laying it is 11 habit into which some birds luivo fallen tor the sake of securing to themselves those means or conditions of Ufa that are im plied l.iy "fitting temperature arid sufficiency of food." Tl ere are birds thr„t migrate when, to all human appearance, thero is no need for doing it. 'J'he fitldfaro— to take a familiar . example—might as well live and breed in Scotland during the summer, so far as tem perature and food supply go, as does its congener the thrush. The answer to the question must show the reason for the formation of the habit—must say why migration first began, and why It continued till the habit became' au inherited in stinct. Jt must show why certain air routes are followed that do not seem to be the best available; and why tho migration is lim...
THE FARM. AVAILABILITY OF FERTILISERS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 March 1914
THE FARM. 4 a\ Arr.ann.irv ov fbrtimsers. Th&lt;? vntur of a fertiliser for cropH not on its total pt»r ronlago of ammonia, phosphate of limn and potjif»h, but upon tho per ntcv of those constituents that tho jjrowincc crop am utilise. This is tho point, thnt u farmer hns to look at. when considorhyg the efi\ enry of nn artificial manure. There are a pood muny substances that contain a high percentage of one or the other fertilising constituents but the constituents arc in such an inert form that they afford little or no nourishment to the crop. They "analyse well," but nre bad fertilisers. A glaring instance of this class of substance (the "Murk Lane Express" points out) is ground , leather. It contains a very large percentage of ammonia, but decom poses so slowly that it has 110 right to the title "fertiliser," The plant asks for food and is given not ex actly a stone, but something near ly as hard. With the present sys tem of intensive cultivation,' in which large quantit...
SHEEP CENSUS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 March 1914
SHEEP CENSUS. ±—— ; Austria ... ... ... 2,4'J Hungary ... ... . 7,520,783 Bosina-Herzegovina ... 2,'108,851 Belgium ... ... ... ... 235,722 Bulgaria ... ... ... ... ... ... "8,130,097 Denmark, Iceland, etc. 1,310,197 Finlaud ... ... ... .. ... ... 901,417 Franco .:. ... ;.....,... .1.7,110,700 Germany ... . ... ... ... 7,703,710 Greece ... ... 4,508,153 Italy ... ... ... ... ... ... 11,162,708 Montenegro ... ... ... 400,000 Netherlands*... ... ... 839,930 Xoru-ay ... .,. ... ... „ ... 1,393,418 Portugal ... ... ... ... ... ... 3,072,998 lioumania ... ... ... ... ... .5,055,'I'M Russia in Europe ... _. ... 40,980;00d Saxony ... ... ... 58,185 .. ... 3,100,100 ... .; 15,117,103 . ... 1,016,217 Turkey ... ... ... - 6,912,563 United Kingdom .i. ._ ... 31,082;46l All other Kurope ... _ ...:y;j 26;120 Total Kurope J5.-.v.'il7»,Sl'6',«7 .Now South Wales •15,032,022 Victoria 13,857,801 Queensland 20,387,838 ^outh Australia ... ... ... 0,207,477 iVest Australia 5,408,583 rnsmnnia 1,78S,310. ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 March 1914
RAILWAY 5T©21233 FOR «HE LJLHT21T SEASON YOU cannot do bettor tlian inspect the following, which have just arrived :— Salt Herrings Fresh Herrings Kippered Herrings Herrings in Tomato Sauce Salmon (all size tins) Sardines Whitabaifc ~ Ling Those Bre all this SEASON'S FISH, nnd the best brands. , A large supply of FR15SH EGGS on hand. All orders reooived will be personally attended to and PROMPTLY ■ ; delivered ■ * A largo stock of Ladies' Gouts' and Children's Boots and Shoes, ait aiaea, has just arrived. They are marked at low prices and WELL WORTH inspection. Thofle who require a Tailor-made Suit for EHnfcer from English, Irish, Scottish or Australian Tweeds, guaranteed to St. perfect, and made by Melbourne Leading Tailors, are invited to inspect my patterns just to band. To make room for now stock which will shortly arrive, a large amount of all kinds of Crockery, Fancy Glassware, Tinware, Enamelware, Clocks, Faucy Goods, eto. Must be sold iBeardless of cost. J. T. Hannigan, GENE...
No Crowding. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 March 1914
No Crowding':. A travelling showman hnd .a par- i rot, which was accustomed to, imi- j tutc his voice and words r when ho i wns addressing1, the crowd,, about-his tent, and always treated, much amusement by doing 'so. Jn the course of man's wanderings they? carne •• to farmings. region, and here one-day the,parrot escaped and took to the fields. The show man organised a posse of men and boys; and went in pursuit of the fugitive. ^ After a good deal of vain search, they heard a grent clamour in a tall i tree on the edge of a wood. Creep- : Jng up to the place, they found that the poor parrot was up in the true, stripped of inowt of his fea ther*, surrounded by n flock of streaming" rooks, who were picking at him mercilessly. In thp midst of it all tVie parrot was calling out, at the top of his voice : "One nt a time, gentlemen ! Don't crush so, please ! Take your time ! There's plenty ol room! Take your time
St. Patrick's Day Sports. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 March 1914
St. Patricks Day Sports. On Tuesday last St. Patrick's Day was duly celebrated at Ronisey by the annual sports. A good procession moved olT at noon, and tile show ground presented a lively spectacle throughout the afternoon. The pro gramme was so liberal and lengthy that (as last year) some of the post entry events had to be abandoned. The chief events resulted as fol lows : — District Handicap, 100yds — First heat, P. Bowen (7yds) 1. Second heat, Caslimore (Syds) 1. Third heat, E. Bowen (16yds) 1. Final—E. Bowen 1, Cashinorc 2, P. Bowen 3. Sheflield Handicap, 110yds. First beat, D. McDonald (7) 1. Second heat, Caslimore (9) 1. Third heat, E. Bowen (16) 1. Final—McDonald 1, E. Bowen z, Caslimore 3. 220yds Handicap, D. McDonald (18yds) 1, R. Casey (22) 2. 440yds handicap, J. Bristow (8) 1, D. MnDonald (24) 2. Woodchop, J, Dunn (scr) i, R. Johns (scr) 2. Maiden Hack Race, G. Prender gast's Larry 1, C. Maker's Punn 2, C. McDonald's Arfcie 3. Trot, J. Mussen's Misfortune 1, B. Scanlon's...
KNEW A LITTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 March 1914
KNEW A Llrj'LE. / A gentleman travelling some time ngo asked a one-armed mendicant by whom lie was ar.eosted how lie lost his arm. "Jt was like this, sir. The last time I went to sea wn was caught in a typhoon oft Cape 'Orn. The sin]) I Went over on hor beam ends, so the cap'n 'c orders nm and Tom to ro out on liie yardarm (o keelhaul the bo'sprjt and ter splice the jib boom to I he mainnmst. I was a Imn/jin* on to tile top-tfallunt rat Ubis, wJmn Tom .suddenly let tfo his end, and 1 was pitched 4U feet in the 'old." Thn tfeiilleman smiled. "Thnt's a capilnl yarn," he suid. "Vim ought. jo hnve been n sailor/' and W'Mil. on his way. &lt;'restfal!en,l la- b''gg»u* watched his inteirotralor, and siiw a crossing s\vr«'pi'»* touch his hat most defer •■nthilly lo him. "! sav, .Jim, who's 'e w'en 'e's at 'nine ?" he called. " ilim V" replied tfcus sweeper. "JJon't you know who that is? Why, that's Admiral Bcresford."'
Licensing Board. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 March 1914
Licensing Board. The Licences Reduction Board has been in session at Lancefield all the week. Pressure of race printing prevents us from publish ing evidence which would prob ably prove interesting. Generally speaking, there were plenty of witnesses to plead the need for the existence of each hotel, and to answer for the mannet in which it is conducted. There was a noble array of legal -talent en gaged in "special pleading," but the members of the board went round and saw for themselves. Without drawing invidious dis tinctions it may safely be said that six hotels are 50per cent too many for a town with three stores, one butcher and one baker. Certainly, all the hotels have "done all right" under the stupid shouting system, which being Doiled down means "buying drinks they don't want forpeopleyoudon't like." Without being Wowseristic, the charge which lies against most of the country hotels is that while they are ever ready to supply the cup that cheers and inebreates, ihey make no ...
AT No. 10. A PEET INSIDE THE PREMIER'S HOME IN DOWNING STREET. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 March 1914
AT No. 10. A rJJEl' JNS1DK TUB l'KEMJKRS HOMK IN DOWNING STI1151ST. Downing Street, it has often been said, symbolises our llritisli habit of burying . national treasures. This narrow, quiet, fifty-yards cul-de sac is the most famous street in the world : its name is known and re specter] in nil the great Chancel lories und embassies ; it is part of tho pilgrimage of the globe-trotter; yet the average Londoner passes it daily without noting that he does so. The life of Downing Street, datos back to- 1C>03, v:hon the baronet of that name built the houses that represent the official residences of the Frimc Minister jtnd the Chan cellor of the: Exchequer. -Its memo ries make . an imperishable landmark in the record of British history. Tho only meeting between "WeJJing l&lt;m and\W*&lt;m took place in this street. Both were Waiting for an audience with the Minister for War And "-.-the Colonics. -Wellington (then Sir Arthur Wollesle.y) knew Nelson from his pictures; Ne...
Valedictory. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 March 1914
Valodlctory. At the conclusion of Wednes day's court business the Police Magistrate (Mr Harlow) said he had heard Sgt. Maekay was leav ing, and hoped the removal meant promotion. He congratulated the sergeant on (lie manner in which he had conducted the business of the court, and hoped he would leaven the force in the city with the same spirit. He had always conducted the cases ably, and proved himself an efficient officer. He hoped his lines would be cast in pleasant places. He appreci ated the manner in which the sergeant had conducted his cases. He welcomed Sgt. Gould, and hoped that during his time in Lancefield they would be able to say similar things of him. Mr Mark Foy, J.P., said as chairman the previous court day, and not knowing Sgt. Mackay had to be back again he expressed his feel ings then. He thought it his duty, and consistent with his position. Mr A. Johnston, J.P., concurred. MrH. Golding, for the "Mercury," said as a pressman he had found the sergeant very cour teo...
"Man Engine" Used in Cornish Mine. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 March 1914
" Man Engine " Used in Cornish Mine. +—— In one of the mines of Cornwall, England,. a curious device, known as a ''man engine," is in use for conveying the minora to and from the deep workings. - Near the mouth of the.shaft is a large walk ing-beam engine. . To the rim of the flywheel of this engine (says "Popular Mechanics**) a driving rod is attached,; aqd by means of a pivoted connection, the motion of the wheel is transmitted to a ver tical lifting, rod in the mine shaft, as* shown in the illustration. The lifting rod hhs a vertical inpvc ment of '22ft, At Intervals (V im. platforms arc supported both; on the lifting rod and on the side! of the shaft, and the sets of plat-; forms are so arranged ns to be at the same level at the high and low | position of the rod. In descending, the miner steps on the moviiig plutform when it is at the end of the up-strofcc, and is carried down li!ft. He then step.'? otT and waits for the next up-strokc, when he is curried down another tart; Thi...
Licensing Reduction Board. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 March 1914
Licensing Reduction Board. The Board was very prompt in announcing its decision with re gard to reducing the hotels in the Lancefield Licensing district to the statutory number (8). The Board closed the hearing of evi dence at dinner time on Friday, and its choice of hotels to be lefi open was announced at 5 p.m. The Board comprises Messrs R. Barr (chairman), X Lock and Cumming. The Board consider ed the h >te!s in market towns 'he mos; us :ful, and also studied the needs of the travelling public. The c hairman announced that the licences of the following hotels would not be renewed:— Boundary Hotel, between Lancefield and Romsey. Bridge Inn, Deep Creek. Farmers' Arms Hotel, Newham. Hanging Rock Hotel, Newham. Hesket Hotel, Hesket. Union Hotel, Romsey. Victoria Hotel, Lancefield.
Lancefield Races. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 March 1914
Lancefield Racoo. Tho Autumn meeting of tho Lmci' fiold Racing Club wan hold on ThniB day. Tho riiocn brought more pmiplo into the town limn iiBunl, nnd the mitriea pro mined good racing. Un fortunately tlin fields were small, on the whole, nnd tho unfortunate bettor had to either buy money or loan it. Still, thero wero two or throe in teresting raoes. Signs wore tiot wanting, such ub tins snlo of the race bonk*, that the "sport of kings" is looking up, nnd the club w&lt;ts un lucky in the nmall number of sturtorB in most racos, However, the club provided a pleasant, if not very pro fitable, outing, Tbo raced resulted as follows:— Trial Handicap of 10 sovs., 5 fur longs.—P. O'Connor's Footbeat, 9.0 (Jackioo) 1, H, Field'B Gracoholt, 7.12 (3. Stanmore) 2, H. Patterson's State Bank, 7.1 J (E. Barker) 3. Only/itarterj, Betting: 7 to 2 on Footbeat, 3 to 1 Gnicebolt. Won by half a length, thud borae 4 lengths away. Time I min. 3 4-5ths sees. Pony Race 10 sova., 5 furlongs.— T. Du...
[?] AND REGULATIONS [Where the term "The Commonwealth" is used in connection with these rates and regulations it includes Papua Lord Howe Island, and Norfold Island. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 March 1914
UiTHS AND REGULATIONS j [\\Ium j the torrn "The Comraon im.Ui ' \h uswl iu (xmneotio:i with tiicw.» alv» iv«»lnlions it inoJudoH Papua •oro tlowo iaLtvn j. juui Norfoik ixlaxul. usrmis. ^or«To*y $ ouacu or fruotioa tboreoi. •or delivery witiiui the Cqiuu.ou treaJtli | •'or deliver? la +ho British Kir.l P"*- 0 1 '>r debvery in tho Now Ii&lt;ybr>doM, Banks, ami 'lorro* . islanda ..9 2 •r delivery in othor phfroc* . . .. 0 2j . LETTISH CA1U)S. or dolivv/ whikiu tfc# CV«B«jatm*aIt(v Id. each; raply, Id. oaoh bait'. ,6r ■uoliYory-. in tho lintifch Empire (*ov , Jin .of pjaeeg ondor lrLettortr')~-&tt' gle. l&lt;L ©%cii. ' ir.-C^Vvary iu "N» H«hr|4s»j-: Biuiks.'j ., ~ '&lt;*, 2d. etf&h. ~'&lt;,r*&lt;Wir&lt;s/y i» »itb«p plao«s«-*~ • tfjd. «ich. ' » / Pim OAilBS. .'. Single Poetcniti(, iiaprc^^od with tW Id. ttaiiip, and ii.upiy or dj>ublo eajdt, t-soh h*-lf of whivii bu the Id. *cantp iiupreftted Uier-oji, may b« trai...
ROMSEY MONTHLY MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 20 March 1914
BOMSIsY MONTHLY MARKET. MoPhail Bros, nud Oo report hav ing held their urdu! monthly pale on Monday lant. 16th inat., when 320 htmd of cattlo on mo to hand. The quality of the yawlint; waB not op to tbo ubuhI standard, but the domand wfiH tfood and almoHt. a total olcar ance was ufft'cted, MilkcrR, ctH'dium qunlity, »o L6; pprintferR /nothincr oxtIB p-ood forward) pold up to Ij6 5h# Bpiiwrini? huifura to L6, fat cows to. L6 10fl» flt»ahy sorts to L5, cood atom cowr 59h to 22r 6'i, fat bulloolcH (liqht.wL'iphtH) to 1j7. flteors in linoH L2 iJs to L5, poddios 20a to 30*, heifers in lim»s 35s to L4 2* 6d, pod dicH 18a to 26*. ShfM'p; Lutubn i5a and l«la 6d. I'i'rh : Very heavy hujw ply penned, principally lighfwoiuhiH. i/ood quality bacon. A brisk d« inand existod, and u t?ood nalo rcfluMod. Tho hulk of tho yarding* fold at. prices i running from ?2n to 82s, few lighter I woightH from 60h, pwk 46s, Rood : BtoruR to 40s, hlipfl to 38a, fmokoi'H, , beflt, 1»5hIo }8h, small from 12a.