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THE MECHANICAL AGE. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 11 March 1914
THE MECHANICAL AGE. Were we required to characterise this age of ours by any simple epitliet we should be tempted to call it, not an Heroical, Devotional. Philosophical or Moral Age, but, above all others, the Mechanical Age. It is the Age of Machinery, in every outward and uni versal sense of that word: the age which, with its whole individual might, forwards, teaches, and practises the great art of adapt in? 12 •oar-'; to pads. Nothing is now (ii.no fluvcjy, or by hand; all Is by rule and calrulat^d con trivance. For the simplest operation, some helps and accompaniments, some cunning, abbreviating process is in readiness. Our old modes of execu tion are all discredited,, and thrown aside. On every hand, the-"living arti san is driven from his to make room for a sp'.-et'^r. irusnmat.:. one.
FINE WORK IN SPITE OF SORROW. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 11 March 1914
nr-;e work in spite of sorrow. Ova-, of th.e anomalies of literary history is, that it has often been the ! lot of those men who Jiave contrlbu \ecl largely to" the mirth or recreation of others to endure a more than ordin ary ".-jhare of misery and want In their own lives. The most entertaining portions of literature have beejj. written by men l ■whoae hearts h,av,e baea iieavy with sorrow. It was in the gtaoro of a mother's 'death, deepened by his poverty, that Johnson penned the charming tale of ■'Rasselas." !•: was in the chill .desolation of a fcars r-'id Sreiess garret that poor the beloved vagrant of jr.;';:!-.. : sketched the brightest pic tu."--v V'^ eftic happiness the world "t "" >"* i'rom a sick bed, in eore dls and ia a neceaaitous exile, that '.''tci Hood shook all Englsnd with itoughter. The enchantment of Scott, the satire at Jerrold, half the gems of English •wit *nd humor, have been thrown out by jfenlus In its most sorrowful mo dents.
TO MOTHERS OF BOYS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 11 March 1914
TO MOTHERS OF BOYS. Boys demand especial care at the mother's Hands. They should bo trained to show consideration to oth ers, and general good breeding. A lad who is awkward, grumpy ana ill at ease in the presence of visirora is a painful sight, especially when— as frequently happens—his sisters point a contrast by case and refine ment of manner and a knowledge of 1 etiquette. Let your boys wait on you. Do not ba their humble slave. Nor should they be allowed to tyrannise over their sisters. That is the way to make them selfish, arrogant and generally Insufferable.
Captured. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 11 March 1914
Captured. "It's the unexpectedness of It, raj boy," remarked a gay bachelor to hij friend, "that takes my breath away Did you have any idea you were going to propose to her ▼hen you went there last night?" "Well—er—not exactly," waB the mournful reply, "but as soon as she came Into the drawing-room I saw by the look in her eye that I was going to propose before I went away!"
Objected to Bolsters. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 11 March 1914
Objected to Bolsters. A gentleman. while enjoying a boll day at Scarborough last summer, atul staying at a large hotel, was amused one moraine r> breakfast by a foreign er, who excitc-d great curiosity by the way In whi^h he ate his eg£s. Thrust Inr his spoon into the middle, he drew o-.c thtf entire yol^c, devoured it, and passed on T -'i" next. When he ha.il got on to his seventh fiKS. an old f.vmer, who had been pre judiced monsieur on aocount of iiit? mousr&chios, could brook such no longer, and, speak ing 'it;, sai.i: "Why. sif. you leave all the white! How Is landlord to provide break liasis at that rate?" "Vv," replied the barbarian, "you wouldn't haf me to eat de vlte? Do yolk is de schlcken, de vlte the Ted ders. Am T to make von bolster o1 iny stomach?" The farmer said no more.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 11 March 1914
f A 6 B.H.P. "I.H.O." Hoppor Cooled [Engine, stationary, £70; portable, £85. Long terms and do interest. World's lead ling engine. Nearly 200,000 in actual use— ;more sold in Australia than of any other imake. Fully guaranteed. Free start by [competent expert. Big stocks of repaira in every State. Other sizes, proportionate prices, Best engine bargains ever offered in Australia, and will soon' be withdrawn. Write International Harvester Co. of Aust., ./ins,. gjd., $tcdL„. Perth and Icxtru TheBdiwafancef v}/JMfe Another new suit? Do you know that many of your Suits which appear to you to be worn out would, if sent to me, be returned looking almost as fresh as when they arrived from the tailor's, and the C09t, when compared with that of a new Suit would be infini tesimal. I can clean your Suits, Overcoats, Vests and Hats, or if they are faded can dye thera. My process does not spoil the shape, or shrink,any garment. The cost is most reasonable — Suasfroin 5/9; Overcoats from 4/6, On a...
Apace with Science. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 11 March 1914
Apace with Science, Doctor: What? Troubled with sleep Jessness? Eat .something before go Ing to bed. Patient: Why, doctor, j-ou once tolc. me never to eat anything before going to bed. Doctor (with dignity): Pooh, pooh! That was ladt January. Science has made enormous strides since then. In the face of all our wondrous ad vance In knowledge, we die; still wo grow old. In some regards we are no wiser, have got nc further, than the ravage cave-dwtllei of twenty, it may be forty cr a hundred, thousand years ago. The great thing In this world 1: not where we stand, but in what dl rection we are n'.ovlng. We must sal; to reach the port, sometimes with th«? wind, sometimes against it, but we must sail, not drift, nor He at anchor. Youn?e: Give me a little advice ou how to manage a wife, will you? Wlso: Can't, my bo.v: but I can > *••• •• hints on how to b» ot-^r;>y£--: *-'!»*.» so that you wU ir» :ii." \nJmager.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 14 March 1914
KOROIT ANNUAL RACES. TUESDAY, MARCH 17 1.—Trial Handicap, of 10 sovs. Foi all liorses that have never won more ttiar £10 on the flat. Entry, 10s. Six fur longs. 2.—Handicap Hurdle Rack, of 4C sovs. ; second horse to receive 5 sovs. 1 out of stake. Nomination, 12s 6d, ac ceptance, 12s 6d. Two miles. 1- 3.—Handicap Pony Race, 13.3 a/u., I 10 sovs. Second pony to receive £2 oat of stake. Entry (only) 7s. Four fur ' longs. i 4.—Koroit Cup. Handicap of 100 sovs second .>£"10, and third £5 from the stake • Nomination £1 ; acceptance £l 10s. ) One mile and a quarter. • 5.—St Patrick's Day Steeplechase Handicap of 50 sovs. ; second horse tc l receive if5 from the stake. Nomination 12s 6d ; acceptance 15s. About two'miles and a half. 6.—Pony Race, 14.1. Handicap oi 15 sovs. ; second pony to receive £5 out of the stake. Entry (only) 10s Five fur longs. ; 7.—Faying Stakes. Handicap of 25 sovs ; second horse to receive £5 out oi the stake. Nomination 10s ; acceptance 10s. Five furlongs. Nomi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 14 March 1914
£1000 In £1000 Prizes. Melbourne Eight Hours Art Union. Acknowledged to be one of the most gen uine of all the Art Unions ever held. 58tli Year. 58th Year. As popular as ever. The Great Event of the Year. 58th Anniversary Eight Hours Day. Grand Fete, Bazaar, au'd Art Union In aid of the Charities (Town and Coun try. ) Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne. MONDAY, 27th APRIL. (Eight Hours Day.) Public & Bank Holiday. Eight Hours Art Union 100 Prizes, value .£1000 Works of art by Australian Artists. 1st Prize, Oil Painting, Value ,£"50(). 2nd Prize, Oil Painting, Value .£100. 3rd prize, Oil Painting, Value ^"50. and 97 other Prizes ranging in value from £20. Note.—The committee are purchasing and pacing for the Pictures the amounts at which they are valued as above stated. In order, however, to fully satisfy the Public and Subscribers of the bona fides of the Art Union, and that, in their op inion the Pictures are worth these prices the Committee offers (if applied to with in one m...
MARKETS. TERANG PIG MARKET. Wednesday, 12th March, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 14 March 1914
MARKETS. TERANG PIG MARKET. Wednesday, 12th March, 3^14. 456 pigs penned. Baconers.— 254 forward. The market was a poor one as regards quality. Extra prime baconers £z 17s 6d to £4 3s, good do., ^3 12s 6d to £3 16s, light weights from £Z, medium sorts from £2 12s. Store Pigs.—Forward stores £2 6d to £2 14s, small stores from £l 10s to £2 5s, slips from £l 5s to £l 12s 6d, suckers from 15s to 22s 6d. - j Next fortnightly pig sale on Wednesday, 25th March. Mr. Philpotts, dentist, T.erang, will visit Mortlake all day on Wed nesday, 18th March (Sale Day) and may be consulted at Mount Shad well Hotel.
SEVERE STORM. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 14 March 1914
SEVERE STORM. The thunderstorm on Tuesday was very severe at Koroit. At Dr. Forsyth's residence the lightning struck a water tank and went through the kitchen window narrowly missing a young woman who was there. It then went on to the electric light wire and dis arranged the cut-out apparatus at the meter. During a little over 20 minutes 80 points of rain were registered at Koroit, and 120 points at Southern Cross. Mr. Jas. Dunne, farmer, near Southern Cross, had a valuable draught horse killed by lightning.
A Day in the Country. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 14 March 1914
A Day In the Country. The fresh-oomplexioned young police man from the country betrayed by his self-conscious air the disquietude ho felt on first going on duty in a Lon don street. He was particularly dis turbed in mind by the behavior of a street, arab, who sat on the kerb smok ing a succession of "fag ends," and regarding him with a fixed serenity of gaze worthy of Sam Weller himself. Waiting until he thought he was n°t noticed, the new constable ap proached the urchin. u "Now, then," began the policeman, 'what are you sitting there for all this time?" "Talun' a day off in the country," replied the arab. The inexperienced officer, perfectly now to the species, stared at the' pro duct of siumdom in undisguised amaze merit. ''Takin' a day off in the country!" he echoed. "Why, wherever can you see country from 'ere?" "In your face, of course," replied the alert arab, at last, swiftly vacating the kerb.
SOCIAL NOTES. PATTERSON—LANE WEDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 14 March 1914
I SOCIAL NOTES. PATTERSON—LANE! WEDDING. A very pretty wedding was solemnised at the Presbyterian Church, Terang, on Tuesday morning, by the Rev. Dunn, of Camperdown. The contracting parties were Mr. Andrew Patter son, of Mortlake, and Miss Mary Lane, second daughter of Mr. Martin Lane, of Upper Woorndoo. The bride, who looked charming, was attended bv Miss Nellie Lane." Mr. F. J. Flanders officiated as best man, whilst Mr. J. Stewart acted as groomsman. The newly married, couple left by the after noon train for Ballarat, where the honeymoon will be spent. The presents were numerous and costly.
GROSS CRUELTY. HORSE STABBED WITH PITCHFORK YOUTH PAYS PENALTY. FINED £10; DEFAULT, 3 MONTHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 14 March 1914
GROSS CRUELTY. HORSE STABBED WITH PITCHFORK YOUTH PAYS PENALTY.' FINED /10 ; DEFAULT, 3 MONTHS. During a fit of temper William O'Brien, 19, stabbed a horse at North Station with a pitchfork. The injuries were of such a fearful nature that the animal died. On Wednesday morning O'Brien was fined ^10, in default three months imprisonment for his cruelty. Mr. Cohen, P.M., presided and Sub Inspector Beckman prosecuted, whilst O'Brien was undefended. The charge was that O'Brien did unlawfully and maliciously kill a horse at North Station on 13th February, the property of W. T. Manifold. The circumstances of the charge were briefly outlined by Sub-In spector Beckman, who said pro ceedings were instituted under Section 211 of the Crimes Act. Defendant was 19 years of age, and had been in the employ of W. T. Manifold. A week prior to the act taking place O'Brien gave notice of his intention of leaving. The day before he should have left he was feeding cows. A horse, worth £20, was poking abo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 14 March 1914
• •• A IM WHOLESOME DRINK BRACING AND REFRESHING ri Pleases V9)! Ves. yW .. MACS' HOTEL, MORTLAKE. Leading House in the District Harry Quiney, PROPRIETOR. Printed and published by M. S. i Manso.il, for the proprietor, Maryj Mauson, at the office of the Mort lake "Dispatch," Duulop-street, Mortlake, Victoria. Br sntciiers. DUNLOP STREET, Mortlake. BEEF AND MUTTON OF BEST QUALITY. JJSMALL GOODS. Mothers Friend, -PEDIC POMADE for the Head. Strikes infesting vermin dead. Price Is. with nit comb Is 6d. One application destroys vermin, kill nits, heals sores, cures ringworm an makes the hair grow thick and sirong Price Is. Large 2s. Extra large 3s 6d F. DAM YON, SELLS IT. Say distinctly NO when you are offered an imitation of PEDIC. The Little Amber Bottle. A FAMILIAR OBJECT IN THOUSANDS OF HOMES. The Amber Bottle in which Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills are packed is probably better known as a fam iliar object about the home than any other bottle of a like kind. It is not there as an orna ...
PUBLIC REFERENCES. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 14 March 1914
PUBLIOREFERKNCES. - At the Mortlake Police Court on Wednesday morning, Mr. Cohen. P.M., made regretful reference to the fact that the chief Magistrate of the Mortlake Court had passed away, and that the relatives had the deepest sympathy of local justices. The~president of the Shire (Cr. R. A. D. Hood) has instructed the secretary of the Mortlake Shire to forward a letter of condolence to the relatives of Dr. Sweetnam. At a meeting of the Mortlake Racing Club yesterday afternoon the president (Mr. R. A. D. Hood) moved that a letter of condolence be forwarded to Mrs. Sweetnam and the relatives, sympathising with them in the deep loss they had sustained. He referred to the great loss the club had sustained by Dr. Sweetnam's death, who took a very active interest in the affairs of the club. Mr.- Wells Brumley seconded the motion, which was carried. When Dr. Sweetnam first be came ill it was felt, in recognition of his loyalty to the town and generous services, that it would be fitting ...
District Racing Fixtures. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 14 March 1914
The following dates have been granted by the V.R.C., for next spa con's races for district cluw lvia, ?—Cobden ,, 14 OmVOC ,, 17—Koroit ,, 21—Hexham ,, 24—Caramut April 4—Woodford ,, 11—Mortlake „ 18—Terang ,, 22—Hamilton May 5, 6, 7—Warrnatnbool.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 14 March 1914
THE FUNERAL. The funeral, which took place at Geelong on Wednesday, was private. The pall-bearers were Messrs. A. Dennis,"A. E..Whiting Wells Brumley, H. Quiney, A. H. M'Donald, A. W. Anson, E. Pel low. The Rev. James Wagg, J3.A., read the beautiful service of the Church of England.