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Young Men's Club. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
Young Men's Club. This club resumed its meetings on Mon day evening, when, notwithstanding the unfavorable weather, there was an attend ance of about 40 members. During the evening Mr W. H. Morsley made a few in teresting- remarks on First Aid, and it was decided to devote an evening occasionally to instruction in this desirable subject. It has also been resolved to form a .Mutual Improvement and Debating Society in con nection with the club, and the members will probably take up the matter of re forming the Progress Association in ~ Myrtleford.
BUYING NEW IMPLEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
BUYING NEW IMPLEMENTS. In buying new implements or ma chines, every &lt;man will foe guided by his own experience or fancy. We find one man swearing by a certain make of machine, and the next neighbor by another make, 'both claiming that their machine is best, and maybe it is, ac cording to conditions and usage. In considering the various points in fa vor of any machine, one should .always, take into account the accessibility of each part. One has often spent an hour or more in trying to get at some part needing repair while the actual job has only taken 10 minutes to do. i
Offence on Little Girl. DEATH SENTENCE PASSED. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
Offenee on Little Girl. Death Sentence Passed. At the Hay Circuit, Court Henry Todd was charged with committing an offence .on a girl, aged fourteen years,- at Narandera, on Boxiug night. It was alleged that accused took the girl to a picture show, and afterwardsinsisted on walking home with her. On the way he dragged ( her to a vacant allotment and com mitted the offence. He prevented the girl from screaming by placing his hand over her mouth. The girl had to seek hospital treatment, and is still under a doctor's care. The jury returned a verdict of guilty. His Honor, in passing sentence of death, stated that the recommenda tion to jmercy by the jury on account of prisoner's youth would be placed before the authorities. ! Mr William Lees Darlison, of the i Telegraph Office, has been appoin j ted to one of the 21 recently created I positions of permanent Electoral ! Returning Officers for the Common wealth, for which there were over j 450 applications. Mr Darlison will I receive a f...
FARM IMPLEMENTS. Their Care and Preservation. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
1 *fXrm IMPLEMENTS." 1 Their Care and Preservation. A matter -which is very often ne* ments. They are so often allowed to. glected on farms is the care of imple lie albout the place in all weathers that their periods of usefulness are seriously curtailed.. After an imple ment has done..its -first season's work the owner should, when stowin? It in its proper place, see that it is in or der, and if there are any defects he should , make a note of them, or, if convenient, it is better to have such defects repaired at once. Then he knows that his machine is ready for the next season's work. With such implements as the stripper or har vester, where belts are used, the belts should be removed and have a little oil rubbed on them, and ibe put away in a cool place. The seed drill is an implement that requires a lot of care. A little extra attention will often save two or three days' delay. Suci- im plements as ploughs, harrows, culti vators, etc., which are of iron,.do not require a shed so...
"Black" Chaff. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
"Black" Chaff. I i ■ _4__ , . The locomotive staff employed on the new. railway line from Wagga. to Tumbarumba refused to handle " black" chaff, and were in conse quence suspended. The whole of the men (about 150) employed over the entire length of the line there upon " downed " tools and went on strike. The men were re-instated by the Commissioners, and orders issued that no producers to be car ried for the .present on the line, which is not completed. The trouble is extending, and serious complications on the rail ways are likely to ensue. It is stated that 3000 farmers and others are willing to proceed to Sydney to cart produce in the even;, of ca ters refusing to do so.
INSIST UPON BETTER ROADS. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
INSIST UPON BETTER ROADS. Better roads are essential to 'better living as well to the farmer's com fort and convenience. They are essen tial to the reasonable pleasure of his family. Good roads mark the stand ing of every community. The greatest objection to living in the country is the difficulty of getting about. You must get aibout if you. ■properly market your crops, if you are to keep your machinery in order, if you send your children to school, if you go to church or attend meet ings. These are not little things. They are matters of vital importance. Bad roads impose the heaviest tax on a farmer that he pays, and he is cer tain to pay for it, whether he knows it or not. He pays it in the wear and tear of all his vehicles. He pays it in the additional labor imposed upon his stock. He pays through the labor or self-denial of his family. .Therefore, work for better roads as you would work to put out a fire in your barn. Study the best methods for building and maintaining better r...
MAKING FARMING PAY. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
MAKING FARMING PAY. We are all trying to make things pay, tout we refuse to invest enough brains in the study of things so that we can make them pay. Farming everywhere, and "in everything, is a deep question, one o fthe profound est. It requires a lot of thought, study and good judgment to make it pay. Some must have an Immediate profit, and so they skin the land. Oth ers try to save expense in lahor, and harvest no crop; others try to save ex pense in labor, and harvest no crop; others try to save expense in secur ing good breeding stock, and so pro duc cows theat do not giv the, most profitable result. Others refuse to feed a good cow sufficiently to enable her to produce to her fullest capacity. All about us is this ever-present ques tion of making things pay, and saving useless,' not useful, expense. Surely there is neded a lot.of wit and wisdom on the farm.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
SEASONABLE : GOODS At,WAYS IN .STOCK AT H. F. LOWERSON & Co.'s Cosra-fcraJ Store. The Store where yon cau get exactly what you want at the Right Price. Have youjgiven us a trial ?—If you have not, we want you to do so now. We are out for business, and. we can guarantee you Two Shillings and Sixpence worth for every Half-crown you spend with us. We can supply you with anything you want in GROCERY, DRAPERY, BOOTS or SHOES, and IRONMONGERY. The season promises good, aa«T those who are thinking of getting a Separator" cannot buy .better'than'OUR FAMOUS CROWN. Call and see us about it. ■ YVb make liberal allowances .on old machines of any. make. Upon application, we are only too pleased to give you a | Catalogue of l^Iassey Harris Machinery, which is world famed. : * Farmers Note: We are Buyers of All Farm Produce. Up-to-date, pleasing, reliable and durable! ' These are the Characteristics of WALK JEWELLERY, Sterling silver-plated Ware, WATCHES, GLOGKS, etc. Only One Price Only O...
Buffalo South. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
iCT»n«iMinTwn>Mngtiwgftuutti»miig»^ wwia—— j BwlRFoJo South. From a Correspondent. Harvest thanksgiving services were held on Sunday evening last, when an address was delivered by Mr .M. S. Campbell, Presbyterian Missionary, Music appropriate to the occasion was also rendered.. On Monday evening a concert and sale of gifts was held, and was roost, successful. In' addition to local residents several visitors were present from Myrtleford and other parts. A pleasing programme was gone through, those who contributed being Misses Glass and Rene Crou cher, Messrs Campbell, N. and H. •Rippon, W. Batey, A. J- Croucher, E. C. Peverill, W, Beach, A. W. Fletcher, and W. Macaulay. An auction sale of gifts was also held, and bidding was brisk,: good: prices being realised. In fact, I would advise auyotie who has produce to sell to bring it along to Buffalo South. • The evening was a most enjoyable one, and a substantial sum will be realised for the Mis-', sion. J
A BRAW COUNTRY. Boy's Alleged Essay on Scotland. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
A BRAW COUNTRY.'' d Boy's Alleged Essay on Scotland. The following, stated to be toy a Buhbury schoolboy, iB reprinted from •the "Southern Times," Bunbury, West Australia:— "Scotland is a braw wee land on . the north of England. It has water nearly all1 round it, and whisky over a large part of it. "The population is about lour and ,; ... arhalf millions, including 'Mr. Andrew Carnegie. It has a peculiar language > of its own, and if one can pronounce it coherently it is an infallible test of sobriety. It possesses consider* 9 able mineral weaiin, but very little of it finds its way out of the country. "Gold has at times been discovered in certain districts, as well as in the pockets of certain natives, .but in b»th cases it has been found difficult to work. The best-known exports of ^ Scotland are Harry Lauder and Scotch . whisky, though sufficient of the latter is retained in the country to satisfy 1 the needs of home consumption. - "The national dress of Scotland is • the kilt...
Porepunkah. Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
Po ^o iP u rs IksaJh. From our Correspondent. Tuesday. Mr F. E. Smith, the champion district cyclist and well known local footballer, has severed his conuec-. tion with Porepunkah. Mr Smith has secured a position on the A.de long Estates gold dredges in N. S. Wales, and left on Monday morn ing for Adeloug. His departure will be a severe blow to the Foot ball Club, as last year Fred .gave promise of developing into ,a chani piou and would have been of great service to the local team this year. At the annual meeting on Friday it was unanimously agreed to place on record the appreciation of his ser vices in the past. ^ Fred will. be missed in other sporting circles, and was very popular throughout the district, having been a resident here since childhood, "and he leaves with the best wishes of a large circle ot friends for his future welfare. Mr F Ross, who ■.■recently^ dis posed of his billiard and ^hairdress inCT busineiss. at the .Buffalo View Hotel at Porepuukah-.to Mr B. Jes sup, ...
FEEDING FOR LARGE EGGS. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
FEEDING FOR LARGE EGGS. Experiments have (been carried out by the French Academy of Sciences, to test the effect of feeding on the quality and size of eggs to find out how to produce the 'biggest eggs. Three lots of ducks were fed on flesh, fish and vegetables. Those fed on the fish diet laid the greatest num ber of eggs, ibut they were of the poorest quality. The heaviest eggs were laid by those fed on the flesh diet, whilst those fed on pure grain diet also heat the fish-fed (birds both for quality and weight of egg. " The American poultry raisers are agreed that the best quality and v 1 heaviest eggs are got from fowls fed T j on grain with a small percentage of flesh food. Strange to say, they hold that the fo'-ging of insect and such like life has a deteriorating effect on the quality of the egg, and they are also unanimous in the finding that too much green food has a similar effect on the quality and weight of an egg. It is on this account that they agree that the Asiatic ibr...
Bowman's Forest Land. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
Bowman's Forest Land. . On the jDurney of the Hons Daw son (Minister for Lands) and Hut chinson (Minister for Agriculture) across from Beech worth to Myrtle ford a deputation requested that about 6000 acres of forest reserve should be thrown open for selection, this is the land between Bowman's Forest Gap and. Palmerston for which application has already been made. If the families resident near it cannot get possession of it they inform us that they will be forced to leave the district. About 20 miners were represented, and they claimed' that they would be enabled to remain in the district if allowed to graze on about ,320 acres each, and St John's wort would be kept from spreading.- Mr Laws on pro mised to bring the matter under the consideration of the Forest Depart- • meutr During the discussion of the question by the municipal dele gates at Beechworth, Councillor Cook, of Oxley, suggested that the experim;u't mig'it dj tried of giving away small blocks of forest lands infested w...
HOW TO TALK. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
HOW TO TALK. Keep clear of personalities in conversation. Talk of things, ob jects, thoughts. The smallest minds occupy themselves with persons. Do not needlessly report ill of others. As far as possible, dwell on the good side of human beings. . . . There is evil enough in man, God knows. But it is not the mission of every young man and woman to de tail and report it all. Keep the at mosphere as pure as possible, and fragrant with gentleness and char ity. An American recently forwarded a letter to a neighboring town, request ing the postmaster to deliver it "to any respectable attorney." After ten days it was returned with the significant endorsement, "None here." Sometimes our paths are strewn with red rose leaves, sometimes with blue summonses. Women want everything that man lias, except moustaches and bald heads. To err is masculine; to forgive fe minine., If some people didnt' talk about what they Were going to ,do, they would have precious little 1 to talk about. ' \ '
St John's Wort. THE MINISTERIAL INSPECTION. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
St John's Wort. ti ui' ministkr i ai, Inspegtion . Mr Hutchinson, Minister of Agri culture, and Mr Lawson, Minister of Lands, accompanied : by ' Mr Sache, M.L.C., and Mr A. A. Bill-' son, M.Iy.A., and Dr Cameron, Director of Agriculture,, after the conference at Beech wo? th motored to Myrtleford on Thursda/ evening. Crs R. Milne '.and J. F. Dundas, who represented Bright Shire at the conference, came over with them. The Ministerial party stayed the night fit Howson's Myrtleford Hotel,, and next morning were ac companied as'far as Porepunkah by Crs Milne and Dundas. "An investi gation of the weed was made en route. Later on, the Bropkside ■ district was. visited,.and bad patches of the infested areas were inspected. The v Ministers agreed that imme diate .action was necessary-in this particular portion of the shire to save the remaining agricultural land from destruction. ' - Arriving at Bright the party was entertained at lunch. During the afternoon Wandiligong was visited, and the...
Siftings. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
Dr Sutton has returned after his short holiday. Rechabite social on Saturday; ..week, 2nd May. Evans and Iyanglands, special horse sale at Wsngaratta to morrow (Friday). Tenders for clearing at Whorouly are to be with Mr H. S. Milne by Thursday next, 30th inst. Donors to the Show prize sched ule are requested to send along amounts promised as soon as pos sible. The recent autumn show at Beech worth, in aid . of the Presbyterian Church, " resulted in a profit of £16 9/9. .It iis; iru d ers.toocl i tv ■ well in f or me d circles that the, Statew general' elec tions will b.e held on 'Wednesday, August 19th. Miss A. Morrison, .of Hverton, wou; I&lt;ady Northcote's prize for cooking for 1913 at the Beechworth Cookery School. The show on Saturday was a complete financial success. Owners are required for a couple of um brellas left at the Hall. . Mr P. G. Reid, of Milawa, the other daiy sold a. heavy fat bullock for £20, Mr Nicholson, of Benalla, being the purchaser. Bouchal Machre...
Demand for Cattle. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
Demand for Cattle. The cattle traffic has been very brisk in Myrtleiord district lately. Two store cattle sales were held last week, at which some 1500 head were disposed of. Fat cattle buyers are scouring the district, and over 50 trucks have been dispatched from the railway station this week, re turning a revenue of over ,£300 to the Department. Twenty trucks were consigned to Adelaide; ten bucks (100 head) from Mr John Woodside's, Barwidgee, left on Sa turday for Melbourne, consigned to W. Angliss and Co. ; and 9 trucks on Tuesday for the Melbourne mar ket, various owners. Mr M. S. Russell, of Myrtleford, j has just completed the purchase of 50 head of bullocks. They are ! some of the best ever raised in | these parts, and, as Mr Russell says, will help him to get through the winter. Portion of them was pur chased from Mr Jas Neery, Bow man's Forest (through Flanagan, Newman and Co.), and the remain der from Mr C. Marshallsea, Dede rang (through Evans and Lang lands). The price p...
The Precise Man. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
The Precise Man. "It looks like rain." "I to eg your pardon." "I say it looks like rain." "What does?" /"The weather." "The weather, my dear sir, is & condition. Rain is water in the act of falling from the clouds. It is im possible that they should look alike." "What I meant was that the sky looked like rain." "Equally impossible. The sky is : the blue vault aibove us—the seeming arch or dome that we call the hea vens. It does not resemible falling water in the least." "Well, then, if you are so thunder ingly particular, it looks as if it would rain." "As if what would rain?" "The weather, of sourse." "The weather, as before stated; be ing a condition, cannot rain." "The clouds then, confound you! I, may not know as much about it at"' ' you do, but I've goJt enough sense to . get in out of it, and "you havenV* said the man, as',he raised bis um- u" bFella and walked away in a huff.
THE WHOLE TRUTH. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
THE WHOLE TRUTH. By Vernon Ralston. ' William. Arnott came out of the offi jcea of Sollenfoerg, Steinthal and. Com pany in despair. He iiad had recom mendations from half-a-dozen people when lie came from Canada to London. He had expected that the keen London business men "would have jumped at the chance he put before them. Three ot the six firms had declined to see ftim at all. The great Jacob Roth etein, the famous promoter, had heard ftim if or five minutes and then, had re marked: • • ■"iThis is wild-cattery, mein young friend. That sort of business we da not touch." • v . ; • * Arnott had told him wrathfully that he was so used to floating shady com panies that he did not (know a sound business proposition when he saw it. iAnd now Sollenfaerg, Steinthal and Company had frankly laughed at him. Sollenberg himself had got up in the midst of his explanations to telephone to a friend to meet him to supper at the Ritz the next evening, and then had turned to Mr. Arnott. "Nothing doin...
Deafening. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 23 April 1914
Deafening. The youth was in danger of drifting into bad courses, when one of the noble people who interest themselves va such cases persuaded him to accept employment on a farm. Alas! a week later the lad reappeared in his old haunts. "What, James!" exclaimed his bene factor, reproachfully, "back again? Why didn't you stay on the farm?" "I couldn't stand the country, sii%" answered the bred-and-born gutter snipe. "Too quiet for ye—eh?" "Quiet, not 'arf; much too noisy/' cried James. "Why, crikey, sir, it was fair deafenin'. Wot wi' the row of the birds in the daytime, and the noise of the silence at night, I very near went off my "ead." * "Splendid color, isn't it?" asked the fishmonger, cutting open the salmon. "Yes," replied the purchaser,, "looks as if it is blushing at the price you ask for it." i -A man who has his price gives him self away.