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FIRES AT TOORA. Toora, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
FIRES AT TOURA. Toora, Monday. Bush fires culltinued to rage thr, ugheut Saturday nflight and Sun day, but, owing to thl, thick haze of smoke and the danger of falling timi ber, no estimate of the damage can be accurately arrived at. The tires at W?onyip and WT'oorarra continue to blaze, but as the weather has become cool, and an east wind is blowing, their fierceness has been greatly minimised. All now depends on the weather during the next few days, when rain may fall. or a change of wind restart the burning timber with even more disastrous results to property. Mr. Pitcairn's dairy-shed and milking plant at his homestead were destroyed, other damage being limit ed to. the destruction of grass and fencing. Many homles w\ere saved only with the utmost difficulty. The drivers of cream waggons are taking much risk in going through burning timber. One driver, George Church, lost two of his tyres when right in the midst of the blaze with a four horse team. In the vicinity of Toora, MIes...
SALE RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
SALE RACES. Patron-Mr A. B. Pearson. President--ir N. S. Lett. Vice-president-Mr L. it. C. Staveley. Stewards-Hon iW. Pearson, M.L.C., and Messrs G. M. Davis, R. Gilder, N. S. Lett, L. ff. C. Staveley, G. Mawley, H. Lyon, and F. B. Brennan. Hon Surgeons-Drs Macdonald, Ha genauer and Reid. Judge-Mr N. S. Lett. Starter-Mr G. Mawley. Handicapper-Mr R. S. Overend. Treasurer-Mr T. B. Little. Clerk of Scales-Mr W. Fuller. Clerk of Course-Mr H. M'Lean. Measurer of Ponies-Mr Harry Lyon. Timekeeper-Mr W. Cupitt. Hon. Sec.-Mr R. S. Overend. The attendance at the Greenwattle Course yesterday, despite the heat, was well up to-in fact, estimated by many as above-the average for the meeting at this season of the year. the takings at the inner gate amounted to £87, and with the takings at the outer gate brought the total up to over £100, a record 1or the club. The thermometer stood at Y9dc. in - the shade; not a breath of wind was stir ring, and through the smoke-laden atnmosphere the sun, when no...
THE BUSH FIRES. DAMAGE NEAR TRARALGON. Traralgon, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
THE BUSH FIRES. DAMA uLE NEIAR TIARALGON. Traralgon, Monday. iiusll hires have been raging in the hill tilntry to the south of Tra raigoni for the last few days, and the district is enveloped in smoke. Yes terday serious damage was caused to grass and fencing In the Callignee districtr Full particulars are not yet a':ilable, butit it is known that the tire swept thie propet1rties of Messrs. \Voolfe atnd Sluns (500( acres), \V. Pentland (3 '0 acres), lerryman (159 acres), and ihlelurn, aind that probably much of thI"ir graiss and fencing has been iesatri ed. Messrs. W'oolfe and Sons had 14-?i sheep on their land, and tliey ?lr that they have perished. Srl'ious illres are raging inl the vi iii of Carrajuiig. The properties of .tissrs. Josephi Pearce, Wilson, Ru therford, Strlchling', T. S. Campbell, LEcrat, 1Faulkntr, and portionls of the irope:rties of Messrs. C. 11. Lay, 1. A. U t'oiluors, and Blenzley have been lmore r r less devastated, and these p.?rsons will be htcavy losers in ...
BAIRNSDALE RACES [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
'- c,'' rt` lth? rh tri-:- for Iiturn x Eh 1.--Pi- l, frown Bird. l'e'rci , I1 (ese Ri I .i:h--ry. o Plints, Jahoc k Ja- \lerne, atan'. [ rnin, iH drap!lane, Silver -;n toti . l, h nlu, liMck. Couilnterignl. S Q r- 'ar]. Delut. R(', ha'lic T '- ap- -Thl 1eel. ChlaiIC I, i 1 , ,:i hi- . ??ai,.. Earl Go win. Pis ' 1,ella, &lt;' ni??,t r ign. Iniperaror. g vili:. lonodY Nine of ie : Is" Ha-diC?ap-King" Hower. S',: LaI--d ie. Capt-tint O tes. Sun ._. ,G old -Vie, 1:: -.ssex ck. S Rivu ;is. Electri S ,',tk. Imnperatior'O, Quat'ry Pony Ha'ndicap.-Rudest, Manners, Blue Blood. Detonator, Investor (late Lord Dandy), Ne?llie. Strathaird. Little Step. Flutter.-Elvery. P:iddy's Poilt. Captrain Oates. rlyrth, Earl Godwin, "plints., lunatn , Hydroplane, Gold Vale, Bloom. L.K.G.O. Milanion, Civilian, Ilandsomne Maid, Ri\vulus.
THE FATALITY AT CUNINGHAME. Cuninghame, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
;THE FATALITY AT CUNINGHAME. Cuninghanie, "Thursday. The inquest regarding thie death of Ilenry Francis Byrne was opened by" fore Mr. Grey, district coroner, yester day, and lasted till 6.30 p.m.n Constable Ryan conducted the case for the police. M1r \Vise appeared for the relatives of the deceased, and Mr. Rolland (Messrs. Rice and Rolland), Sale, in structed by Mr. Robinson, of the Pub lic Works Department, appeared for the department. A verdict of death from misadventure was recorded, to gether with a rider that the machinery .was old and not in proper working i orderl that therei, was error in judg iment on the part of Thomas Foulkes: that no pirolper provision was made agilinst accid,,nt: that there was a certain amount of negigi-nee, though no specilic PerSton coult bhe pIointed to; that the Iworkmen were inexperi .-i(,]. ;nlt that thlre wits impropler Ssupetrvision otier the work. [Ilyrne was killed on th,, 11th inst., thirughl a Ilock of stone weighing solme ' cwt. falling o...
MOONEE VALLEY RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
MOONEE VALLEY RACES. 1-Hurdles.-The Majestic Nut 1. Ar tillery Bill 2, Milkabah 3. Two- Year Old Handicap.-Crucis 1. Seoafon 2. Kilspindle 3. High-weight Handicoap. -Lornez 1, Oweenee 2, Dewberry 3. Valley Handicap.-Rosny 1. Maloja 2. Pearl King 3. Plate.-Coolamatong 1. Braw Queen 2, Antoinette and River Prince (dead heat) .1. Purse.--Duel 1, Rose Kor 2, Bouchal Machree .
MELBOURNE PIG MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
l,,?pýýl'!:--? 1111 "ae ardingl , to utaling 2_ t then greate'r prop rt?inll b far bring btcon pigs This. with thlie tr nt. h,"at of the last f"ew days, had ,. ifci t1 ,riice : although \veil-grown a ...&lt; claind tii. PoI'rkers.-YeS t or d, 's sales w'.ert' hrisl: at fully atr \al s; bult to-dlay It ia the op l? 1m1 rircl s were lower. Ha ntl'r' .---'ht full s i ly. coupled wilth the hot wtvathir, told its tale , and P"'Is ruled dcidedly lower, curers operatilgV cI'y t' iliously.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
AUCTIONS. THEO. B. LITTLE & CO. Auotionaers and Valuators, Stook and Station Agonto, SALE, TRARALGON, and at 457 BOURKE ST., MELBOURNE. Mafra, Heytleld, Morwell, Stratford, Longford, Yinnar, Briagolong, Mirboo North Boolara. Agents for Australian Mutual Provident Co. L4verpool, London and Globe Ipaur ance Co. P. and 0. Shipping Co. W Ilwraitb, M` Eacharn and C4. Curator of Intestate Eatatem. Goldabrough, Mort and Co. National Trusteea and Exoautoer 00. Qulbell's Sheep Dip. LOANS NEGOTIATED. Associated with O'Connor, Little and Field, Yarram. SALE BOROUGH YARDS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21. THEO. B. LITTLE & CO. will sell at the Borough Yards on above date 10 Fat Cows 5 S?ringers 50 Mixed Store Cattle BOOTHS. BOOTHS. SALE, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21. TREO. B. LITTLE & CO. will sell at their Mart at 3 o'clock The Publican's and Refreshment Booths for the \ambrok Sports Meeting, on March 5th BRIAGOLONG. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24. THEO,. B LITTLE & CO. will sell as above...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
gUCHANAN'o A High-class Comfort. Februaryu SunT 1 8 1622... Mon, 2 9 1623... The. 3 101724... ed 4 111825... Th. 121926... Fri. 6 1320 27... Sat. 7 142128... rtlIPPiNG. SALE STEAMBOAT CO. LTD. DAILY SERVICE (Sundays excepted). The Company 's Steamers, Omeo and Drgo, leave SALE and CUNING lBAE DAILY-Sale 1.45, upon arrival of first train from Melbourne, Cuning bame S am. Fares: RETURN 12/, SINGLE S/. Calling at Latrobe, Holland's, paynesville, 1Metung and New Works. Office, Foster-strcet. JAS. E. PATERSON, Secretar'. ^ ^^.-^ 3Tt Ka •PTY, Ln. . -tg?;¢r Btr~a?~i~U Sc.rvf.ce Betwcn U and asi GIPSLAND iPORTS. S.S. QUEENSCLIF.-'? ialves aelit;ourne every Saturday for THE LAKES DIRECT, Carrying Cargo for Sale, Maifra, Stratford, Med llmg, 'aynesville, and the Surrounding Districts. Lowest Rates of Freight. Head Ofie---4G6 :ollina-street, Mel bourne. Sale Office-Fo-.ter Street. E. HI WALTER, Branch Manager. SD(, NORDDEUTSCHER LLOYD IMPERIAL GERMAN MAIL DI.ECT STEAMERS to ENGLAND and the CON...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
The spell of hot and unpleasant weather with which we have been afflicted durin- the last few days ap parently culminated yesterday, though the thermometer only reached S9 de grees in the shade. But the fires burn Ing around brought volumes of smoke into the town, and the conditions were well nigh insufferable. The barometer was falling last night; so there is some hope of a change, and it w'ill be seen that our Melbourne correspondent predicts one-from information re ceived from the Observatory, no 'doubt. - At the last meeting of the Tambo Shire Council, reports the Bruthen "Times,"' the following, amongst other business, was transacted:-Cr. Coate moved that the Public Works Department be asked to dredge out the mouth of North Arm, now that the Priestman dredge is in the lakes. and deposit the silt on the low-lying Crown lands. Cr. Broome, seconded, and carried. Cr. Coate moved that the Government be asked to provide a jetty on the Cuninghame Arm or the hummock side opposite the C...
WATERSIDE TROUBLES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
1YATERSIDE I'ROUBLES. At a stop-work meeting. The wharf laborers decided to resumile w\\k atf ter to-morrow' under the old condi tions, including overtile, pending set tlement by the Arbitration Court. The Federal industrial registlrar received a telegram this a.fternoon stating that the Brisbane men had also decided to resumne work on the saIme condition.
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
CRICKET, Teams from the Sale. and Rosedale ericket clubs braved the hot weather yesterday, and played a match on the local ground. Sale made 160, the best scorers being-Haddow 56, L. C. Tre loar 88, Bienvenu 1S, Fenton 10. and Sutherland 10. Tyler secured six wickets for 64. Rosedale scored 79 for seven wickets; Tyler making 28, and Umphelby 22. Haddow took I wick ets for 20, and Oliver I for 12.
THE EASTER REGATTA. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
THE EASTER RE?IG'ATT'.\. The first meetine in connection with the above was held at the Rialto on Tuesday night, the Mayor (Cr. Cullin an) occupying the chair, and a go:,d number of rowers and otl?ers interest ed being present. The Mayor said he had cojvenedi the meeting at the request of the rowing club, and was pleased to see so representative a gathering, although he had no doubt there would have been more present if the night had been cooler. The club hoped to luve a: more successful regatta than last year, and so members and others had started to work earlier. lie trusted everyone would assist, as the object was a good one. The regatta brought people to the -town, and was of ad vantage to the district. Personally he would assist, and he had no doubt they would have a very successful re gatta. They were working hand in hand with Bairnsdale, and it would be an event to which Gippslanders would look forward. (Applause.). 'The hon.-secretary (Mr. . WV. Nap per) read the minutes of ...
ATTEMPTED BRIBERY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
ATTEl'MPT\i'D BRIBIDRY. When- the trial of Walter Dawoon. for alleged embezzlement, waq resum ed to-day, the foreman of the jury complained that he had been ap proached by a tall dark young mran. who asked him if £10 would bo of any use in connection with the case. The foreman replied that so far as he was concerned Dawson would get a fair trial. The lpolce are making inquiries. The trial was procedede with, Mr. Justice Cussen rmnarking that the person w'ho approached the foreman might possibly have been op posed to Dawson. and w;anted to pre judice his trial.