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SPORTING. THE TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
SPORTING ? THE TURF. In our report of the Lockhart races on Boxing Day wo inadvertently mentioned that Mr Rabone, of Border town, catered for the luncheon, whereas, aa a matter of fact, the excellent cateriug was in tha hands of Mr B. E, Boord, baker aud confec tioner, of Serviceton. The amount taken at the gates at the recent Lockhart races was £19. Bafctlo King, who put up three good races in Adelaide recently, one of which he won for Mr A. J. Collins, ha3 arrived home at Mt. Gambier.
ORANGE BLOSSOMS. MURDEN—PRESSEY. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
ORANGE BLOSSOMS. MURDEN—PRESSEY. The Nhill Methodist Gburch was the scene of a very pretty wedding on New Year's Eve, wben Mr Beg. Murden, the popular schoolmaster at Kinimakatka, was united in holy wedlock to Myrtle, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs John Pressey, well known and highly respected residents of Lawloit. The ceremony was per formed by the Rev. L. Walton in the presence of a few intimate friends of the tamily. As the blushing and dainty bride was escorted up the aif-lo of the church on the arm of her father, she was much admired, look ing charming in an exquisite gown of cream voile trimmed in the latest fashion with guipure lace ; she also wore a pretty wreath and reil. Miss Ruby Pressey, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, and looked her part to perfection robed in a becom ing toilet. After the signing of the registrar the parents of the bride entertained the wedding party and a ' faw favored guests at a sumptuous repast at Rintoule's Union Hotel," aud a merry two h...
MURTOA ATHLETIC SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
MUItTOA ATHLETIC SPORTS. The 35th annual sports gathering of the above club took place on the Show grounds on New Year's Day. There was a rccord attendance. The Hon. W. Hutchinson, M.L.A., for Boning, was present, as was also Mr Farquhar M'Rae. who is opposing Mr Hutchinson in the Ministerial election. llepults :— Novice Handicap, 100 yards.—Heat' winnora: E. Wyatt, J. D. Davidson, F. Cox, A. Fairhoe. inal: J. D. David son, 8 yds. 1 ; F. Cox, 74 yds, 2; E. Wyatt, 9 yds, o. Time, 10 1-5 sees. Murtoa Handicap, 130 yds —Heat win ners : J. D. Davidson, B. Stamp, A. Mayborry, J. Butcher, E. W. Jenkins. H. Burton. Final: J. Butcher, 14j yds, 1; A. Mayberry, 12 yds, 2; H. Burton, 14)/i yds, 3. Time, 12 2-5 seas. A good race, Ladies' Bracelet, 220 yarda.—Final: J-. D. Davidson, 22 yds, 1; A. Mayborry, 18 yds, 2 ; H. Burton, 21 yds, 8. Timn. 22 2-5 sees. New Year's Gift, 440 atd-i.— E. W. Jenkins. 30 yds, 1; A. Moyb :rry, 25 yds, 2; F. Cox, 30 yds, 3. 'liuie, 51 sccst
RENEWING OLD FRUIT TREES. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
RENEWING OLD FRUIT TREES. When fruit trees become stunted and diseased either by old age, bad soils, or unskilful management, they should be headed down or otherwise renovated, or else cleared out and young ones planted in their stead. Most trees may be renewed by'head ing down, which is the simplest mode —indeed, all trees, excepting the peach, nectarine, and cherry, will be much improved by being headed down on their showing aymptoms of . decay on their showing symptoms of decay tion the whole of the head or bran ches of the tree should be cut off in a careful manner, with a saw if their branches be large, and with a knife if not of large dimensions. If the saw is used, smooth the wound over with a sharp knife, and make the cut in a slanting direction for the pur pose of allowing the water to run off freely. =="
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
A True Story. | Writing -from Bamawm, Vic., Mr. William John Youill, late of Harvey Lown, Eaglehawk, Vic., says: "In re I ;;nrcl to the statement I gave you some years ago as to my cure of. kidney ' complaint, I may say that a short j time since I had occasion to lie medi ! tally examined and was entirely free from any complaint." Mr. Youill's original statement was as follows: "I reel it a duty I owe to you and to suf fering humanity to send you this let ter, in the earnest hope that others who may -be suffering as 1 "was from lhat dread complaint, Bright's Disease ef the Kidneys, may take courage and learn from my experience to adopt the same .method of treatment that I did, feeling sure that by so doing they will !;e saved much pain and misery, and, perhaps, an early grave. ■ This may ' see-m to some a remarkable statement La make, but it can be substantiated by anyone who will take the trouble ,•> inquire for themselves from me or i-f my friends who were with me at the time. ...
SOIL REQUIREMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
SOIL REQUIREMENTS. With a small outlay for practical ex periments a farmer can learn more in a season regarding the requirements of the soil he cultivates than in any j other manner; and the value of such knowledge will enable him to produce the largest possible crops with the smallest expense for fertilisers. He i can dispense with such materials as lie has proved to be not necessary on liis soil. On the other hand, he can add an extra quantity of any ingre dient with his experiments show to he especially necessary.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
— It's a Happy New Year with A1J Owners of a — No road is complete without a FORD CAR. FORD CARS are so easy to get, because they cost so little, and so easy to keep because i.u upkeep is so little. FORD owners are happy because FORD OAKS bring happiness. Send to day and get one. TARRANT MOTORS Pty Ltd. 104-112 RUSSELL STREET, MELBOURNE. Tel. 9200. H FOR THE PHOPLi AT Hundreds to Choose from, New and Secondhand. Value Unequalled. NOTE—187 QUEEN STREET. 620 to 640 CHURCH STREET. — MELBOURNE, and SOUTH RICHMOND k SORRENTO. Spend Your Holidays near tlie Opea Ocean. The comforts of your homa prevail at the BACK BEACH PALACE. Moderate Tariff. Tel. 18. Motor Garage, Baths, Sewered. Write To-day. i GEO. BAA IIS (formerly Queenscliff). i
CROUCH. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
CROUCH. One of the oldest residents of the Kauiva district, Mr James Crouch, passed away on Tuesday, December 30 tb1. Deceased, who was 81 years of age, was very well known throughout the district, but has boon confined to his bed during the past three months. The cause of death was senile decay. The remains were interred in the Yarrock cemetery on Wednesday last, Mr A. E. Benn con cucted the servico at the grave. Mr L. N. Smith had charge of the mortuary arrangements. Madam Sarah Lewis, a Victorian singer, died on Saturday in Sydney. For very many years she was a dis tinguished concert artiste and ora torio singer, and she did good work as a teacher in Melbourne. About two years age Madam Lewis went to Sydney where she practised as a teacher till within two weeks of her death. Madam Lewis was a native of Sfcawell, and a daughter of the late William Lewis, of Patrick street. The widow of the late Mr Adam Holbing, who was licensee of the Post Office and Belle View Hotels, Stawell, so...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
OBITUARY. WILLIAM J. DAVIDSON. A well known local identity in the person of Mr William J. Davidson passed away at his residence, " The Oasis," Pine Street, at 11.30 on Wednesday night. Deceased was 16 years of age, and was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs W. Davidson, of Parkes, and formerly of Adelong, N.S.W. Deceased was a gentlemen who possessed exceptional educa tional qualities, and was a fine Shakespearian scholar. Ho was at one time on the teaching staff of the Education Department of New South Waks, but relinquished the profes sion, and for a period acted as head accountant in the office of the Railway Department in Perth. About G years ago, on account of failing health, he returned with his wife (who is a sister to Mr O. F. W. McCabe and Cr E. J, McCabe, of Ni Ni East), to Nhill. Two years ago the late Mr Davidson held tho position of accountant at the office of this journal. During the past 12 months deceased was practically confined to his bed. On Wednesday ho was in the best...
ELECTORAL. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
electoral. The Electoral Department is now •ending out instructions for the elee i tornl canvass of the various districts. "^Text week the police will visit evprv hou-ehold and leave a schedule to be filled up by the occupier or person in charge. This schedule must contain the names of all persons 21 years and over entitled to vote It is com pulsory that, all such names should he included, failure to comply Ten dering persons liable to a fine of not less than five pounds. A.t the pre sent time large numbers of persons are away from their homes, and they are reminded that their permanent residences are to bo stated in the schedule. If such persons aro not likely to return to their homes be fore the expiration of two or three i weeks they should giye instructions to persons in charge of their per manent residences to fill in the sche Jule. It has been the experience of the Department on former occasions that heads of households have been careful to include the names of all persons eli...
BALLARAT CATTLE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
B\LLA.RAT CATTLE MARKET. The year opened well for cattle breeders at the cattle market. There was a big attendance nf buyers, com petition was brisk, and all descrip tions met with an active demand at a good advance on late values. The advance was moat pronounced in re spect ot the best quality stock. Only a small portion of the 146 penned com prised good to prime quality, and the balance consisted chiefly of useful descriptions. Prime bu1 locks were quoted from £12 to £13/12/6; srood, from .£9/10 to £11; and medium, from L7/15 to L8/10. The best, average L13, was obtained for 10 bullocks for Mr J. R. Gross, of Gazette Estate. The 4943 sheep were mostly medium descriptions Competition was brisk, and values were a good deal better as oompared to the last market. Lambs ■jold well at a material advance on previous rates.
TROOP AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
TROOP AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE. The members of the NhiU Troop A.L. H. were measured for uniforms and sworn in on Saturday last, Mr J. A. Anderson, J. P. officiating as Magistrate. The arrangements were carried out by Lieutenant A, T. Clarke and Staff Ser geant Major Beattie, of Ballarat. A good muster of men presented them selves, and the troop has sufficient mem bers to carry on. Lieutenant Clarke will be glad to hoar from two or three likely men with good hor-es to complete the strength. The following may bo of interest to intending members :—16 days drill per year; pay - first year, 3/, after first year, 4/, and 5/ allowance per day for horse. The drills are mide up by 8 days in c.wnp in March, 4 days in September (rifle shooting), and 8 half day parades locally; no parados during December, January, February, and June; everything supplied except the horse.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
The following statistics, showing the numerical and financial strength of the leading friendly societies may prove of interest. Tho statistics are supplied from thfc Government Ac tuaries of tho States of the Common wealth;—Tho Manchester Unity In dependent Order of Oddfellows heads tho iist with a membership of 96,033, funds £1,721,074; U.A.O. Druids 57,544. £479,244; I.O. Re chabites 45,036, £636.053: A O. For resters 39,477, £481,909; Australian Natives Assosiation 36,403. £423.938. The Loyal Nhill Lodge M.U.I.O.O.F. is compoped of 115 members, Stawell 229, Horsham . 130, Dimboola 86, Jpparit 55, Kaniva 74, Ararat 65. Warracknabeal, 55 ; Rupanyup, 77 ; Hopetoun, 22; Rainbow, 47, Total Wimmera, 955.
ALEDICTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
VALEDICTORY. At the conclusion of business at the local Court yesterday morning Mr W. A. Gunn, J.P., in referring to the fact that it was the last occasion on which Mr Walter England would preside as Clerk of Courts at Nhill, said the Bench regretted his depar ture from the town. Mr England had ; at all times rendered the Bench valu- i able assistance. He congratulated Mr England on his promotion to the metropolis, and also extended a cor dial welcome to Mr M. 0. Campbell, who was Mr England's successor. Mr John A. Anderson, J.P., also con gratulated Mr England, on behalf of the local magistrates, on his advance ment. The magistrates appreciated the assistance and courtesy which Mr England had rendered to the Bench. He also .extended a hearty welcome to Mr Campbell. Mr 0. 0. Palmer, of Messrs Trumble and Palmer, on behalf of the Bar. ex pressed regret at Mr England's de parture ; Mr England was all that an officer could be. Further, he felt that he was losing a friend for whom he ha...
The Nhill Free Press WITH WHICH IS INCORPORATED THE "NHILL MAIL." FRIDAY. 9TH JANUARY. News and Notes BORUNG ELECTION. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
| the thill free Iress | With which 19 Incorporated the " Nhill Mail." FRIDAY. 9TH JANUARY. Jews and Jofr* BORUNG ELECTION. All doubt as to Mr M'Rae retiring from the field in connection with the Borung election is now spt at Test, his nomination having been lodged with the returning officer on Monday last. A series of meetings by both candidates has been announced, and Messrs Hutchinson and M'Rae have entered vigorously upon the cam paign. Mr Hutchinson addressed a meeting of farmers at Brim on Mon day af'ernoon, and then left for Beulah. His opening meeting was held at Warracknabeal on Tuesday night, when three Ministerial col leagues were present. Mr M'Rae spoke at Warracknabeal on Thurs day night. The keenest interest has been aroused in the contest and a large poll is expected.
NHILL COURT. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
NHILL COURT. Messrs W. A. Gunn and J. A. Anderson J'sP presided yesterday, when the following cases were dealt with : Massey Harris Co v E Ether ton, Mr C. C. Palmer, of Messrs Trumble and Palmer, for com plainants, asked for an adjournment for 14 days, and the request was granted. W. Makin v McAuatin. Case struck out as the defendant could not be located