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Auction Notices. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 19 February 1909
Auction Notices. W H Whiting-Feb 2G (conjunction Conotaon and Dodgshun k II:unilton) sale freehold land account Mr A Dobson, Aechron; same date and place, 8tda freehold account Mr J. To-sol Dodglnhu : Fl amilton-To-day, Alexandra sale; Feb 28, Yarck vale GA Cookson-Feb 22 (conjunction Gibson) sale coennt Mr P P Martin, bIoleaworth; Alexandra sale, Fob 2G Pearson, Rowe, Smith .i Co (conjunction nok~pn), clon.ing vale account r A Dunn, At the Alexandra Court of Petty Sos sions on Wednesday last, before Messrs T. Scale and Johnson. J's.P., soveral debt caes were dealt with. Entries for the Yarck races, to be held on the 3rd prox., close with the secretary, Mr. J. E. Elliott, at the Yarek hotel, to night, at 8 p.m. Harvest thanksgiving services in connec tion with thu Alexandra Methodiat Church will he hold next Sanrl ,y ih.th morning and evening. Rev D. 1 ewis "will conduct both services. On the same day, at harvest thanksgiving will ho hetl at Spring Creek at 3 n'clock. Rev D. Lewis w...
FIRST REBELLION AGAINST THE BOERS. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 19 February 1909
FlRST REBELLIOf AGAfkST THE BOERS. I ni the light of events if thd hast ten years. it is interesting to trace the career of the Dutch people in Sduth' Africd. The Cape of Good Hope was really dfcpveted by the Portuguese in 1486 11 eflfort, however, was made to col Ydise the Cape until 1652; When the Dutcth ast India Company took a*-8ed4ion of Tabld Isny, established L ftort, and occupied the lands skirt lbg the foot of Table Mountain. -:'sdt'' me time the old and new in iAbitdtt lived very peaceably, until ermnission was given to extend the ofiginat plan of settlement by the I?taing of some freemen as farmers -?if 'toers ," Nine soldiers and sail '?e~ifi'eved their discharge at the ~amo time, and also became freemen r beirgbersf and located near Ron dpboech. . 'When, the tribe known as "Caep bea. " saw the white men, ploughing, &?he ground where they'-usually dug '-et roots for their winter food, they "~if e alarnmed. lest they should be lCfibed of their land permanently. .;...
Alexandra Recreation Reserve. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 19 February 1909
Alexandra Recreation Reserve. --- 4- - A meeting df the trustees of the re eretion reserve was held at Mr F. Wheeler's offce on Mond:ay. Proert Mlessrs F. Wheeler (chair), and Messrs J. W. Leckie and G. Payne, sear. MINUTfES3. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed on the motion of Messrs Wheelelr :..1 Leckie. CORRESPONDENCE. From Wanderers Cricket Club, asking for use of grouln for season 1908-9. Granted, subject to usual conditions. From R. E. Edwarda, forwarding his resignation as secretary.-M- r Wheeler moved-That the resignation of Mr Edwards be accepted with regret and that a hearty vote of thanks be placed on record for the great services rendered to the public by Mr Edwards as a member of the trustees. - Seconded by Mr Payne and carried. OENERAL. Crs Leckio and Wheeler moved-That aplication be made to the Engineer-in Chief to replace gate opvosite recreation ground from railway yard. - Carried. Messrs Leckie and Payne moved-That the President of twe Shlr...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 19 February 1909
PI 3 BCURONC_ IS 'IThe F~maous 'esnedy for COUGHS, BRONCZH TIS, ASTHMA, & CONSUMPTION Has the Largest Sale of any Chest Medicine in the World. S-p. - ::h:o ho have taken thlq medirine are amazed at its ewonerfl inin e. healin p wer Is narvellen . Sn n e of s -r n.t of e.. D reatlbinK, 1iiascness. IPahr or Sureners in the Chcir. experience delightfulI and inurueliatc relief; and to tlote w.u are snttject to Colds ot the Clteatst Is Inrvalble, asit eflacts a Co,,pl,..te Cure. It is most comnforting in allaying lria:iaon in the throat and giving stre',lth to the voice, and it rneither allows a Cough or A nthma to become rhronic, nor Cunsumption to develop. Con-umption has never been known to exist wthere "Coughs" have been properly treated with this mcdi;inea No house should be without it. as. taken at the beginnitg a tlose is geuerally sufficient, and a Complete Cure is certain. 23 -Wa.re of I[mi3tatioXIS !r The great success of HEARNE'S BRONCHITIS CURE, has Induced a number o...
Alexandra & Yea Standard NEC TEMERE NEC TIM DE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1909. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 19 February 1909
lquandra & qa tamndaqd NEC TEMIAEE NEC TIM D0 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1909. WE hlave been supplied with the de tails of the figures presented to the Minister of Railways by Couucillor J. W. Leckie on thie occasion of the deputation of last week. It will be seen that a good case has been made out, arnd, if the correctness of the figures are borne out upon investiga tion, it seems to us that the Ministry cannot do otherwise than place the line in the forefront of their programme. Seeing that a sinking fund to wipe off the capital cost of the line in six years has been provided for in the estimates, there should not be any delay owing to complications arising over the Trawool scheme, because that big work, even if it is decided to stare at once, will take at least seven years to complete. The estimates were as follows; Alexandra to Thornton Tramway, Capiial Cost. Eight miles Tramwaycastng 1.800, per mile '. .. ... L6400 Rolling stock (two locomotives) ... 1100 Total cont: .. ..: L...
IN HIS ELEMINT. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 26 February 1909
IN HIS ELEMINT. - _- An "Irishman, out of employment went up to an employer. and'asked for a job. Employer: "' Do yell know any thing about horses ?" " Pat : " Sure, and wasn't Ol r."??' in a stable! " " Do you know anything about'.atea: " Sure, and I'd lo!ke to. know. phat I dcn't know. r " " . " And carpentry. Do- you know anythbing about that " " Begorra, an' I'd loike to see the man as would beat me at it.", " Do you know how to make aL venetian blind?" ' " Sure, and I'm in my element at that job." " Just tell me then. how you. woult make a VenetLan blizld ?"" ' Sure, i.d wouldn't Oi just, puI?, mo Gfinger in his ene I " Rus3ia'. yield of petroleum is a-i bout 68,000,000 barrels a yearanu what. of the Unito4 States 5S,000O Dcurria.
THE CAT WAS OUT. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 26 February 1909
THE CAT WAS OUT. --+-- The following little story wan re lated to the writer by a rate coUect or. He was beginning to doubt the honesty of one of his ten:ants, wuhd appeared to be doipg. no work. ands 'whose rent was already in arrearl.s Calliag one Monda.y inornln asu u4. ult. he was met at the door by la lit-. ti girl, who promnptly rclllln;jd : '" addy's out, anid so's nuaunnlv I" " IL'm. I " eJaculatld, the irate col- lector. "Did they leave- any mnessege • Said you was to call. again ou! Wednesday." was the ireply. The collector was about to- d'pal'b. when he turned; and suddenly asked*'. " Why on Wednesdny ? " Now the youngsler hn'a heard ea little conversation o'er- the to.:etli- fastrtablu that: mornlnl am?? indt th tr:uth came out like a flatli : ")Don't know,' she innocently rt? plied, " 'less it's 'cos. we're a-gdloi" to. flit o'Toosday I ."
GUM ARABIC PRODUCED BY ANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 26 February 1909
CUM'ARABIOCPRODUCED BY ANTS. -4 Gum arabic is an exudation from certain species of ncacia'. In order to obtain the gum tne stem must be cut or perforated so that the juice may exude, and we are told by Mr. Walter IIussu. who habs just been. investigating the gum-ptoduction or German East Africa, that in the majority of ccses the necessary per !oration is accontplisihed by ants. without whose latbours, therefore, the world would nor get its uupply' of gum arabic-at least with the pre sent ease. Says Mr. Busse :-" Apart from the rare wounds Inflicted accidently by man, animals. storms. etc., all .:...ction of gum in this country is provoked by ants. The ants perfor ate the bark of the acacinato gain admittance into the wood, where they lay their eggs in the excava tions, which are somel lirnes of con siderable extent. The acucias with soft wood generally show few. wounds of this kind ; the hardwood acacias are riddled with them. each perforation being mat ked with a globule of gum. Th...
TO-MORROW'S MATCH. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 26 February 1909
STO.*ORRROW"' MATCH. According to the draw Johnson's Creklc play the Wanderers on the reereation ground. The teams will be seleoted from the following : WANDERERS. Angel, Arnot, Barton, Brooks, Gow, Hodson, Ilaltermann, Leckie, Lee, M''ther, M'Nanmara, Norbury, O'Brien, Robinson; Stillman (2), Tolstrup and Whiting. JOa12SON's CBI?xL Arnot. Burns, Irvine, A., B., C., F., G., H., L, 0. and R. Johnson and Wilson. Yarck have the bye.
CATERPILLARS DISLIKE X-RAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 26 February 1909
CATEDPILLAS D!SLI E X-RAYS, The grubs of fli.s, bees, beetle.. and other Ins?ct:. have been placed in the wooden half of a box having one part of wood and another of lead, and on exposure to Itontgen rays they have been greatly excited. invariably retreating to the leaden part of the box. With blind grubs the results were the same, showing that the exciting rays were per celvod through the nerves of the akin. 'Sore matches -re used in the tUnited Kingdom than in any other ,ont.ry in the world. It is c.omput ad tJt an aMvernae of eight ,,atcheo SdZe are aeuod by every jxrna.
Victoria Racing Club. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 26 February 1909
Victoria Racing Club. The Autumn Meeting is, 'after the' Spring Meeting, at which the Melbourne. Cup is run, the most important racing fixture held south of the line, and, great as is the general interest in the Spring Meeting. it is questionable whether the form, which has be? shown qver both' long and short courses by the hlrses' w'liihI made their debut there and in the varsous events which have taken plaeo in Mel bourne, Adelaide, Sydney, West Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand have'notex cited wider interest among the owners of Iboth sprinters and stayers as well as in the minds of the public generally in the prospects of the horses entered for the Newmarket Handicap, where all our fastest fliers meet, and in the Australian Cupt where all our stoutest horses try con clusions in a race over two miles and a quarter, which hIs given the hb.ndiealpper every opportunity to gauge their form.... The entries this year are a little lessI than on prcvious occasions in absolute number, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 26 February 1909
YEA RACES. POSTPON ED TILL TUESDAY :JEXT. J. OLARKE, Secretary. Yarck Cricket Club. Grand CONCERT Will be held in the Public Hall, on .F ACE NIGHT ! (WEDNESDAY NEXT.) Chairman-MR. G. A. COOKSON, M.L.&. ARTISTS : Misses Fobx. Laity, J. Creighton, Stillman, and A. Bulur; and Messrs.' W. H. WhiLing, T. A. Fox, A, Good. ear, Herchell, M'Dougal, W. M'Leish, Rerpath, J. Scale and Butler. A DANCE WILL FOLLOW ADMISSION-Concert, 2s. & lo; Dnceo, 3s. Double Ticket. inc uding refreshments. Accompanist--air. :;F. BOYD. M. M'MENAMAN, Hon. Sec. Alexandra Pastoral & Agri cultural Association. A LECTURE ON . - " Potato Growing,";' . 'Will be delivered by Mr. Seynmiur, do the Agricultural l)epartment, in the Shireo Hall, Alexandra, on Tuesday, 2nd March, $ p.m. No Charge made for Admission. J. E. ELLIOTT, Secretary. YARCK RACES. M RS. TAYLOR desires visi'ors to above races on Wednesday next to know that first-class luncheon will be served from uoon. Afternoon tea aa usual. Go...
Alexandra Cricketers in Melbourne. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 26 February 1909
Alexandra Cricketers In Melbourne. (Br Ova Own RaPoar?m.) A number of years have passed since a team of Alexandra cascketers visited Melbourne to try conclusions with city clubs, and when arrangements were made this tc?oun to play two matches in Mel bourne, the local cricketers had been eagerly looking forward to a good trip, and they were not disappointed. The first snatch was played uaainet Preston on Saturday and arranged with the Wanderers club, who picked a combined team from the three clubs competing in the district association. On Monday, the match against the Melbourne Cricket Club, arranged by Mr W. H. Whiting, was contested, by the sense team almost. with a couple of alterations. The team and a number of supporters, including ladies and gentlemen, numbering about 80, left Alexandra on Friday last, in the best of spirits; in fact, so happy that the 16 boys who had to travel from Alexandra Road to Cathkin in a dirty open wood truck, owing to the scanty accommodation provided...
Johnson and Australian Loyalty. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 26 February 1909
Johnson and Australian Loyalty. Mr Johnson, Nl.H.R., has come in for a good deal of execration lately, and, candidly speaking, illr Johnson, M.H.l., deserves all he gets and more. Mr Johnson has discovered a new version of the repulsivo stinking fish theme, and has yelled it at the top of his voice. As Aus tralia has already been advertised in these terms till she was sickened with weariness and till European communities were beginning to think that the Commonwealth must scent, the Pacific and Southern,.Oceaps with the odour of dead tblrales,. we wtre:all considering the necessity of entombing, hanging, or other wise repressing criers of decayed herrings and decomposed flathead when Mr. Johnson ducked up with his new yell. Now it is advisable to reconsider the wisdom of adopting stringent means of dealing with defamers of" Australia. When the defamers are members ofl Parliament, the process of punishing them is simple and easy; it is in the hands of their constituents to hurl them i...