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THE CONCERT [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
THE CONCERT The day's festivities were brought to a conclusion by a very success fnl concert in the evening. The programme was provided entirely by Melbourne artists, the most pop ular items being rendered by Mr Roland Price and "Miss Fern D'Urban, the former as a humorous singer, and the latter, a contralto soloist and talented pianist, who were encored at each appearance. The other performers were :-Miss Marie Cronia, Mr Jack Eton (rag time specialist), Mr Stanley Henry (baratone singer) and Mr D. Thompson. Cr Tehan acted as chairman, and at the conclusion of the programme, proposed a hearty vote-of thanks to the performers, als'to all those who assisted in carrying out the sports.
"YOUR FLOUR OR YOUR LIFE!" BARGAIN AT PISTOL'S POINT. PIONEER'S REMINISCENCES. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
"YOUR FLOUR OR YOUR LIFE!' BARGAIN AT PISTOL'S POINT. PIONEER'S REMINISCENCES. Keen-eyed and alert, there live at Kew (writes the Melbourne correepon. dent of thie "Sun") an old man vergis on 90, who spends his days tending hs flower garden. He is one of the sturdy pioneer's of Viotoria's beginning, ann tells interesting stories of the time when the foundations of the State were being laid. His was one of the old country families of England, whom fortune, while never large, dwidlecj down to a few thousands in the tuime of his father. Thrusting prejudices aside, the latter decided to work hard in a new couutry,' and make his own fortune instead of living in comparative idle ness at home. With his wife and children, a house in sections ready for erction on arrivali and a stock or furniture, he boarded the Canton in 1838 to voyage to Adelaide where he had already purchased some land as a speculation. Adelaide was only a term then. There was really no Adelaide-only a sur veyed space whe...
St. Patrick's Day at Seymour SUCCESSFUL SPORTS MEETING. A RECORD DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
St. Patrick's Day at Seymour SUCCESSFULSPORTS MEET ING. A RECORD. -DAY. SSeymour was en fete onl Saturday last when the .annual sports in com memoration of Ireland's patron saint were heldt Every son and daughter of Erin, in whatever land their lot may be cast, hails with delight and pleasure the recurrence of the day which is set apart to commemorate the birth of St. Pat rick. In these suhny lands, under the Southern Crosi, the day is honcred with as much enthusiasm and ferver as it is in the Isle of Erin, and that, too, principally by Australian-born Irish·men. At the present time there are very few Australian Irishmen, compara tively sl eaking, who. have ever seen the bogs of the old laud' or tie Lakes of Killarney ; but as that is the home from which their fathers sprang, they are, ds might be ex pected, very much attached to it; and the Hibernians of this district form no exception to the general rule. The sports held in Kinig's Park on Saturday were considered the most s-ucces...
Railway News. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Railway News. (BY OBSRVYER.) * Mr A. A. -i hee, S.M., who has been on annul leave, resumes work to-mror. row. His vitality has been completely restored and he is in great fettle for the anticipated heavy traffic of the next few weeks. Mr H. Cox, operator in charge of tele. graphy ofice, while on leave took ill with an internal complaint, which will necessitate him remain ingolf some time He is being relieved by Mr A. E. Cot trill. We understand that the transfer of Mlr T. Crook, of Ways and Works Branch, to Ararat. has now been cancelled. Great concern was expressed in rall way circles, when it became rumored that the popular "Lieut." Sissons was to be shifted to Melbourne. His nimerous friends will be pleased to hear that his transfer has been cancelled. At a-meeting of the railway rifle club the following additional officers were elected:-Vice-presidents. Messrs Price Neal, Bell Arundel and J. Jones; pat rons, Messrs Smith, M'Phee, Walker, Wraith, O'Connor and Thompson.
Seymour Stock Market. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Seymour Stock Market. -4- Messrs Heywood, Rose and Co. report having held their usual fort nightly sale st their local yards on Tuesday. There was a good de mand for cattle and the whole of the yarding changed hands under the hammer. There were no fat pigs yarded, but a larger supply of Stores were forward than usual: The demand was dull, and prices were not equal to late sales. They sold Mr Batten's draft of speyed cows from "The Meadows" to £7, av'raging £6 18s; Mr Bidstzup'?? cows from Sugarloaf Creek made from £6 13s 6d to £7 5s; 2?yr-old heifers, backward, to £4; springers, £5 10ls; calves, 20 to 219, Su?a 4rcs at tWs,.
Seymour Police Court. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 18. (Before Messrs Ramsay (in the chair), Heywood and Carnie, J'sP. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Seymour Police Court. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 18. (Before Messrs Raimsay (in the chair), Heywood and Carnie, J'sP. Wnm. Lewis, a young man, was charged with stealing a bay mare, saddle, bridle and gun, the proper ty of Nathaniulal Shaw, of Pranjip, on 16th inst. Sergeant Lamnbden asked the Bench to grant a remand for eight days as he was not pre pared to go on with the case. He had only received word .through the telephone, but the mare had been recovered. Case remanded to 26th March. LARCENY. Henry Brooks, who gave his age as s18, was charged with stealing 1ls 7 d, the property of Richard SEnnis, of Tallarook, -on the 16th lust. The defendant pleaded guilty, and elected to be summarily dealth with. The evidence taken went to show that on the morning of the 16th Inst, Mr Eunis left his house, and soon afterwards his sisters drove away. When he returned he found that-his pockets had been rifled and the money taken. Constable Asker informed the Bench that he artested accused at the Tallarook...
REMINISCENCES OF AVENEL. OVER 30 YEARS AGO. No. 15. THE AVENEL CEMETERY. (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
REMINISUIENUB S OF AVENEL. OVER 30 YEARS AGO. No. 15. (By W. Smithers Gadd, secretary of the Early Pioneers Association, Melbourne.) THE AVENEL CEMETERY. (Continued.) With reference to my criticism of the way in which the above burial ground is kept, I wrote in my last article that if some of the leading townspeople were to organise a meeting I am impressed with the belief that a better state of affairs would result. - I mentioned the names of Mr Edward Plummer, J.P. (not Skinner as printed), Mi J. P. Gleeson, JP., and Mr S. Ton kin, J.P. These worthy citizens possess sufficient influence to put enthusiasm into the movement. In addition, if the sympathy of the Ladies of the Guild, and other relatives of the dead were obtained, a stroug and influential working Bee could be formed, and in one Saturday afternoon a wonderful transformation would be effected. All well-kept cemeteries are the ad miration of the living, but burial grounds that receive little or no at tention bring discredi...
EFFECTIVE SHEEP DIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
EFFECTIVE SHEEP DIPPING. The chief inspector of stock in South Australia points out that:"there is abundant proof that only poisonous powder dips effectually destroy vermln, and give a reasonable period of protec tion from re-infection. It is the boast of many that they have put large num bers of sheep through the dipping baihs at a rapid rate. Such a method of dipping must be condemned as wasteful and ineffctive, because sheep dipped in tilhis manner soon become reinfected. Owners must abandon the hurry-skurry method, and see that sheep- are soaked for not less than one minute. All must realise that carbolic dipping fluids will not destroy lice or alford any lasting protection agianst re-infection. The annual loss to owners who have neg lected to keep their flocks clean has been immense."
NEW WIRELESS WONDERS. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
NEW WIRELESS WONDERS. The "wireless compa," or dir.ctian find(er, mnarks almosc as great a stp. forwarad in the new era of lalvigaslon as the discovery of the ordinary coin pass did in the old. An official at Mlarconi House stated recently that there iere twd waf's in whici the new invention would be of great use. Sup posing t?hant a cargo shlp had broken down and was aldrift in miid-ocean. If owing to cloudy or foggy weather, sun, eoon, aund s6arOs had not been visible for two or thlree days, the captain woui:l" not know exactly where hIe was. lie could not tell by wireless to any would-be rescuer precisely in which direction to steam. But if a ship fitted with a direction finder came along thlien she would be able to find out where the vessel in distress was in relation to herself, and so Ie ab!e to race to the rescue, so long as she re ceived signals ThI e second prircipal use for the finder was that of discover ing a ship's position with regard to any coast station. lWhen approa...
A FRENCHMAN'S IDEA OF GOLF. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
A FRENCHMAN'S IDEA OF GOLF. "But your game of golf! Oh, vsI' T know him. You put on the 'unic red, so red as the Ingleeshl rosbif under neath done. You strap your sack rf bondedl-head sticks on tile b:ack of a boy twico so smnall as the bag. ieo scrape a mud puddindg to make balaneoo a lectle white ball. He make three had bries to halance him. then very angry you call loud, 'Fourl I' Then youn what you call nddress the ball, and, ma foi, your address sometimes is of languago to make afraid. You strike, and the ball find himself in tihe boukaire. You call loud for the nibehlngen stick, and beat the dust till your partner say 'eo, chucekitl I' You say-- ]3ut, my friend, I excuse myself to repeat who you say. ALh. my friend, you are a great nation, but your golf ganie gives me wh3at you Ingleesh call -e hump." Clothier: "Were you ple.seod with the overcoat which I sold you?" Cus toenr: "Oh. yes, all *ly boys have worn it. Well: think of that. I do. Every time after a ran the next smal ...
CASTLES IN SPAIN ACTRESS'S WINDFALL. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
CASTLES IN SPBAIN ACTRESS'S 7WNLDFALL: Stranger than fiction are the circum stances under which a Bristol actress wrill shortly come into possession of a castle ill Spain and a quarter of a nil lion. The lucky lady is Mrs. Ellaline Muricel Parnal, who is now living at Bristol with her husband, Mr. Frank Gordon Parnall, an engineers' draughts man. Mrs. Parnall, who is about 22, is a daughter of rhe late Comte de Mario, a Spanish nobleman. - Her mother was an Englir.h actress. A boy and girl were born to the couple, and ind- while the boy was in the custody of the father the girl remuained with her mother. The. girl was educated in France, but returned to 3England, be caune a musical comnedy actress, and later miarricd. 3Mrs. Parnal has never seen her father, and until a year ago was untware of her relationship to him. At his death the estate was left to his only son, her brother, who met with a tragic death in Slpain in No vembncr l'st at the ago of 24-. Hec died intestate, so that t...
NIGHT WATCHMAN ATTACKED. GAGGED AND BOUND. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
NIGHT WATCHiMlAN ATTAGCKED. GAGGED AND BOUND. Still weak from his injuries, a night watclhnanl told a dramatic story at West Ham recently of being attacked, and bound and goaged, whilst be was 'looki:g after his etmployer's property. I tihe dook i'ere John Elliott,- coster monger; Daniel Johnson, clerck; Robert Scales, and James Lott, labourers, charged awith lurglariously breaking and entering premises in Green Street, LUpton Park, and stealing jewellery val uId at £8/16/., the proplerty of Wil liam lallam NSorris, pnwnbroker andt jewdler. "Tihey were also chlared with .aus,:g g'ervons bodily harm to (;eorge Robe, lhel night, watchman. Accused are i!let ed to have gagged and bound lobe, bho wa s in charge of presecue or's lpremiscs, anld by means of his key to lhave entered the shopli. Of tle jewellary missing about £50 writhi was recoverled, some being found on Sen-h and some at his house, welcro Elliott and Johllnson were .iresetld. Scales was arrested by a constable, who a few h...
EARNINGS OF WORKPEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
EARNINGS OF WORKPEOPLE. It is disappointing to find that the average annual earnings of all work peoplo is only £54110/. while .in silk it is as low as £34/10/. We find that factors other than wagos affect the tc· noutput per hlead. "The Yorkshliire Post" supplies a list illustrantive of this point. For example, the" not out put peIr head in steel smne!ling. rolliag, nld founding is £11.5. ompondred nith? 31ly C73 ian etleir; in coplper smielt ng, rollilng l:d foundi,?. it is £137, against. tSP in brass finishilng; \n grain .nrl foundiung is £11 5, omn,'ared with £101 in huki'g; in railway crirriage 1nd wIggeOi, building it is 123. as against £82 in carriage and eart mIak ing.-- inancial RBeviaw of Reviews.
SUNFLOWERS FOR POULTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
BUNrLOWERSI FOR POULTRY. Why do inot more farmers raise sun. flonclrss? The seeds ripen just wlher the fowUl need that kind of food, when old f.wis are moulting and young ones trte gt'otlwiug their plumnage. "' nalent as soon as the .e is in, 5usall usingl the point rows in the cmaize field nearest the house. - We droip the seed by hand and cover with a hoe thile same depth as maize. Whoen three to twelve inches high we thidn'one to every'eighteen inches--no closer; far tier apart will do. That may look lrather few sud far between, but just wait until they are six, eight, or ten feet tall, with heads the size of a dish paun. 'lThen they will nieed room, and as thley regulate their size by the room they have iv t loesn't pay to crowd them. lThey a re cultivated witlh the maize tlhey have it doesn't pay to crowd them. butt i is no more necessary than it is with maize. In October we go to the field with a sta,1l tlub., somen sacks, a sharp knife, ::ri a curry comnb. Cut a few heads nel...
THE TERRIER AND HIS PIE. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
TIIE TEIRIER AND HIS PIE. - new Territorial, who had not quite learnit his business, was on sentry duty one night when a friend brought a pie from the canteen " As he sat on the grass eating pie, the major sauntered up in undress uniform. [lhe oentry, not recognising him, did not salYto, 'and the major stopped and 'aid:- S"What's tlhat ycu have the e?" l"Pie."said thie sentry good natured ly. "Apple pio. Have a bite?" SThe major i frowned. "Do you know who I amP" he asked. "No," said the sentry, "unless you iret the major's groom. 'lThe major shook his lhead. "Gess again." he growled. 'Ihe barber from thle village?" " lsaybe"--helic the sentry laughed 'ia'yheo you'r ie ti major hiimself?" That's righti T am the major," was .he s ern replyS lThe sentry scrambled to his feet. Co"Good gracious!" he exclaimed. FIolhl the pie will you wvhile I present a8rms?"
JEPSON'S LUCK. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
JEPSON'S LUCK. S(By Edward Maolellan in "Harper:'s Bazar.") The stage came to a sodden stop; ithe runaway team broke loose; the driver shot through the air, and landing on a tuit or salt grass saved his neck. lun Jepson left the box---e?t as if propelled by a mule's kick, and, falling head!ong, dislocated a shloulder, broke a wrist, and among other minor injuries, twisted his foot. Both men lay lwhere they had failen, and the" merc.less downpour drench~d them through and through. The lightning had done the mischief just as they were crossing the trestle ridge over Salmon lrivr. Tihe hor ses were fresh, having been changed at Fort Jones, and when thile higatutniug flashed, followed'on the instant by the orack of doom, they plunged iorward. ALfter that there was nothling for the two men on the box-seat but to sit tight and hope for the best. IThe Curzoun brotheis, sitting up late, heard the thundering aoois above the storm and missed the rattlinug accom- panimen, of the wheels. Convin...
STARTLING HYPOTHESIS. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
lIARTLLNG HYPOTHESIS. At this time, when farmers are turning their attention toward chiam pion cows,'prize bulls, record yields, butter-fat competitions, and the rest, we are glad to publish from an autho ritative source two sets of figures, which teach a lesson that must be driven home to the unprogressive farmer (says an exchange). The fig ures in question are taken from the records of the Midhirst Cow-testing Association, and refer to the yield for the thirty-day periodt ending 14th November, 1913. of the ten best and the ten worst cows among the herds ,f the Association's members. It does !lot follow, though it is quite probable that some of the "scrubbers" and the 5breadwinners" are to be found to ,ether grazing on the same farnm Take a hypothetical case and ima gine two farms, side by side, on, say, the Salisbury-road, and suppose that Mr. A., the owner of one farm, has all the good cows, and Mr. B., his neighbour, all the wasters. A has re alised that with a poor cow the doe ...
In the Kitchen [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
In the Kitchen All vegetables should be used a, fresh as possible. It is a waste oU time to cook staln vcgitables. 'FlcThey mid d be thoroughly washed and rin: cd.in cold water and viuogar. Vine-. gar is preferable to salt, as the latte; often turns them flabiby. Vegetables must be phunged lat, plenty of boiling water and holly, quickly. In boiling green vegetables the col: eaal only be retained by fast boilin, is plelnty.of water withl the'cver reLies ed from tile saucepan. Exlperice:e "ml cOlmnllOlI sense alone cao reldir ulll cook acquainted with the iprecise time at weich any vegetable mliy be ciaI sidered to be done. Green regetales are as uouwhloleromve and injurious to the -stomach weho;: done too much as wshen underdone. " T''o make bubble and squleak mix i getlhor anlly remainis of boiled groeen.. and potatoes and fry them in ai li, tle butter or bake them in a Iuttere;d pi:,: dish. Grees ieas, liiiile?d ;, the: I?ad (i salted water, with a little soda - ded nntil tender; m...
A gleam of Sunshine. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 20 March 1914
A gleam of Sunshine. A woman went to the Orient, and, coming back, was caught "trying t. smuggle in a lot of choice silks. Shs had to pay duty and a fine. Then there was talk of a criminal action to fol low. Her son-in-law called on the customs ollicials. "Is it possible," he asked in a so vore toilo ,"lfter my ,aother-in-law has paid the duty on the stuff and her licn that you contemplate oriminal action?" "\\u ;re c~alsidering it," the cus toms ollicial rcs'licd gravely. "'And if miy mother-in-law were to be convicted, as she probably would be. she would hare to-go to gao]?" "1 think so." "Do you mean to tell me you in tend to do this to a womanul-a womani who ihas already expiated her fault and recocmpensed .the Goveruanent?" "1 do. But, look. hero, old chap. don't take this too hard. I'vo got tl do my duty, you know. Don't feel so badly about it." "taBdlyl" shouted the son-in-law. "Why, my dear sir, this is the hirsi gleam of sunshine that has entered thy home in 20 years."