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Geelong and Its Environs. 1860—1914—P. A. MCANULTY. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
Geelong and Its Environs. 1860-1914-P. A,. McANUzt~V. --O Residents of Geelong are as great patrons of picture shows as those in Port Fairy, and there are also many here who can boast that they never miss a picture show-except on Sunday night, when there is none./ During my sojourn of nearly six years in Port Fairy I never had the pleasure of seeing a picture show; but here I have seen several, and only that many of the pictorial illustrations are very suggestive to the immature mind, trivial and void of-instruction, they would be a cheap source of amusement to young and old. The prices are very moderate, from one shilling to three pence. The best picture theatres are said to be the Sun and the Joy Ark. I have seen both, but I prefer the West Geelong, which is an open-air one, varied with songs and music from the local brass band. Moreover, it is run by the local Council for the pecuniary benefit of the municipality, and the quality of its illus trations is quite unobjectionable, as...
HEYWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
HEY WOOD. On.account of the construction of the Heywood - Mount Gambler railway line business is lively, here at present. The local storekeepers have been compelled to enlarge their staffs, also to extend their business branches' to convenient spots along the line of works. Messrs Righetti and Co. have established a der pot at Lyons, and Messrs R. H. Moore and Co. have chosen a site for an exten sion of their business at Greenwald. Several farms have recently changed hands, the buyers being strangers here. The firm of Messrs R. H. Moore and Co. has also changed hands, Mr John Best, the late manager, being the pur chaser. Mr George Riordan, of the Horse and Jockey hotel, Orford, has been granted a temporary license for the' booth at the Orford picnic races. A great number of shire councils now eclineto a bonus for fox skin ...
Portland Pars. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
Portland Pars. At a meeting of the hospital committee Mr Bourbaud, secretary of the friendly societies hospital, reported that the carnival had resulted in a profit of L220. He complained that the promoters had met with persistent opposition from the churches, presumably on the ground that raffling had been resorted to. Two clergymen present said they had on the Sunday preceding the carnival preached against raffling, but did not ask their people to withhold all support from the carnival on that score. A painful accident happened on the pier extension works on Friday, when the engine driver, Mr Thos Brown, had his foot badly crushed by a pile rolling on it. He was removed to the public hospital. A musical treat was afforded the public on Friday evening, when an organ recital was given by Miss Gertrude Allnut, the highly talented organist of St. Stephen's. The church was crowded. Schnapper are fairly nnmerous in the bay, and some fine fish have been caught. One pier angler, fishing w...
Sporting. BOWLING. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
Sporting. BOWLING. The result of Saturday's games in the Western District Association have left openings for interesting possibilities. Camperdown have had three losses; Port Fairy, two; Warrnambool, two; and Terang, three. If Camperdown beat Port Fairy next Saturday, Port Fairy and Warrnambool will play off for supremacy. Port Fairy will be represented at Cam perdown on Saturday by the strongest combination that has ever played away from home. The match committee has selected the following to go:-Northey, Evans, Radoslovich, Haymes; Bailey, Presnell, Maloney, Grant; Robertson, Keating, Orr, Muggridge; Tyler, Gor don, Jackson, Reidy. The team leave motor from bowling green at 11.30 a.m. sharp. The Champion Rinks Competition in the Western District Association will be played at Warrnambool on February 21, and the Champion of Champions at Warr nambool on Saturday, February 28. Port Fairy will be represented by Radoslo vich, Haymes, Grant, Muggridge in the No. 1 rink, and Maloney, Orr,...
HOW THE PUBLIC PAYS [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
HOW THE PUBLIC PAYS At Delhi the Government can give notice to a landowner that they are about to use his land. They are then empowered to buy that land if they need it at its value at the time of the notice. In this way the people of Delhi escape the sort of thing that happens to London when its suburbs are developed. Take one of the latest successes in London travel. The Golder's Green Tube has multiplied by eight the value of land round Gol der's Green (says "The Nation.") And if any public authority has any town planning or development scheme in view, it has to pay some such huge and unjust tax.
"UNWISE, BUT NO ROGUE" [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
"UNWISE, BUT NO ROGUE" An American, Ralph Emerson Burn ham, was indicted at Sussex Assizes for unlawfully obtaining credit. Burnham at one time had an income of £2000 or £3000.- Although warned that his bank ing account was overdrawn he drew cheques, the subject of the charge. Counsel said that Burnham had expec tations of being able to meet the cheques as two people owed him £SO2O. A detective said Burnham was not a man of criminal tendencies. He had lent considerable sums which had not been repaid. Mr Justice Bucknill said Burnham had been unwise, but was not a rogue. He was bound over to come up for judgment if called upon. la - .........4
OBSTACLES OVERCOME [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
OBSTACLES OVERCOME FROM PORTER TO PROFESSOR Humble rank and poverty, although formidable obstacles to anyone who wishes to attain prominence in the learned profession in Russia, have been triumphantly overcome by a poor mran, M. Prokaroff, who, after a fight against odds, has risen from the posi tion of college doorkeeper to an im portant appointment upon tJhe educa tional staff of a university, says the St. Petersburg correspondent of "The Daily Citizen." M. Prokaro-'f. the son of a cook, was a doorkeeper at the Lasareff Institute for the study of Oriental Philosophy. Here he began to interest himself in the study of Oriental culture. He bor rowed books from students and ac quired a knowledge of Oriental lan gauges. Soon he became efficient in matters connected with the science of Orient. For two years Prokaroff studied in tently. His application to Oriental reading was, of course, continually in terfered with by his duties as door keeper, but on those occasions when .he was statio...
DEVIL IN THE DUST FIENDS OF THE SAND. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
DEVIL IN THE DUST FIENDS OF THE SAND. (By Alan Ostler, "Daily Express' Special Correspondent). A stone's tirow out on either hand From this well-ordered path we tread, And all the world is wild and strange; Churel and ghoul and DJinn. and sprite Shall. bear us company to-night, For we have reached the Oldest. Land, Wherein the Powers of Darkness range. -Rudyard Kiplng. The Sau Mountains (British Somaliland), Nov. 8. Abyssinia-I am' glad to be out of it-is a Christian country. It is popu lated by the least pleasing of black races, and has also a population of witches, wizards, gnomes, goblins, and a large and varied assortment of de vils. Even if you refuse to believe in fairies, good or bad, you will believe, when you have travelled in Menelek's land, in the devils of Abyssinia. You can see and smell and hear some bf themn; and I have even shot one. He was a dust devil, and I shot him four days ago. Do you remember, in the travellers' tales you read as a child' (the Bruce and Mungo ...
FRENCH LOAN REPLY TO GERMAN CHALLENGE [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
FRENCH .LOAN REPLY TO GERMAN CHALLENGE The French Cabinet, with faith in its strength, proposed a vote of confidence this evening on the. question of the £52,000,000 military loan to meet the German challenge, and the measure was passed by 291 votes to 270 (says the Paris correspondent of "The Daily Express" of December 2). Earlier in the day the Deputy M. Brousse had presented an amendment to increase the loan to £60,000,000 on the score of 1914 budget necessity.. Af ter, discussion of' the Treasury re quirements, M. Dumont, the 'Minister of.- Finance, . accepted the Brousse amendment. This raised-renewed opposition, how ever, and M. Barthou, the Premier, I.n tervening, declared that he would not engage himself to the proposal to 1n crease the loan, but, held that' the £52,000,000 figure was irreducible. "If the Chamber does not vote it," he said, "It will. be another Govern ment which will make the same :de mand." Finally the Brousse amendment was rejected by a large majority, and...
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE RECONSTRUCTION OF NAVAL BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE RECONSTRUCTION OF..NAVAL. BOARD. The completion of the Australiar Fleet Unit and the enlarged responsi. bilities which have been assumed by the Commonwealth Government with regard to naval defence (writes ant Australian correspondent to '" The Westminster Gazette" on December 17). The personnel that was needed to deal with naval matters during the building up of the fleet and in the initial stages of the organisation of Admiral Henderson's scheme was of quite a different character from that which is -necessary now that Admiral. Patey has arrived in Australian waters and the serious business of training the officers and men of the Royal Aus tralian Navy has been commenced in real earnest. Among the changes which are. in contemplation is the reconstruction of the Naval Board. The Government hopes to obtain the services as first naval member of a British Admiral of high standing, who will be willing, for a limited period, at all events, to. su pervise the important w...
The Heart of a Girl (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER VIII.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
The Heart ofa Girl By HENRY FARMER, Author of "The Money-Lender," "12a Quiltry Street," "Bondage," eto. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER VIII.-Continued. Queenie's manner of accepting Mi chael Thorne's offer of marriage was indeed unconventional. She had im molated herself on the family altar for the family's sake, or perhaps for the sake of one member of the fam ily-her mother. She might have re fused Thorne, anl left her father, Beryl, and her brother to fend for themselves; left Philip to pay the penalty of his theft. Quite franikly, she had grown to hate her father; she despised her brother. Beryl she loved; but Beryl with her training would have been in a position to earn her living independently of Thorne. But her mother's life depended on freedom from anxiety, constant atten tion, and comfortable surroundings. Thorne had supplied the wherewithal. Had Queenie been free to earn her living she would have had a commer cial value of about thirty to thirty five shillings a week. The ...
New Railway Fares. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
New Railway Fares. Single Ret rn let 2nd Ist Port Faity to Melbourne... 2S Od 1Ss Sd 46s 10d 31 2d Geelong ... 21s 4d 14s 2d 35s 6d 23s Sd Ballarat .. s 4d 19s Sd 49s Od 38s Id Colac 13s 8d 9s 2d 22s 10d 158 d Camperdown 9s 6d 6s 4d 15s 10d 0s6d rerang 7... 4d 4s 10d 12s 2d s d Warrnambool 3ý 2d 2s 2d bs 2d 3s6d Koroit . s.. lsd ls d 2s ld s 10 Moyne ... 10d 6d 1s 2,1 l Hamilton ... 9s od 6s 4d 15s 10d 1osd Rosebrook.. 4d 2d d Kirketall ,.. is 2d 10 2s Od Is Crossle ... Is 4d 10 d 2d 2 Is6d Printed and published by - .D ?AiL? Sole Proprietor at the o-fice, Xacº Ss w irn Yr, s use of VPJý
HOUSES AND LIVES PENALTIES PAID. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
HOUSES AND LIVES. PENALTIES PAID. (By L. G. Chiozza Money, in."The Daily News.") The death-rate of the United King lom is 14,000 a year cf the population. This rate expresses the averaging of ome wide variations-variations which express the difference between good lousing and bad housing. There are places where the death-rate ,s about 20 per 1000; there are other :laces where it falls below 10 per 1000. 't is easier to state these things than to bring home to the mind the full re ilisation of their meaning. Let me en deavor to convey their terrible import. To show what a death-rate may. be inder decent conditions, that of East bourne is about 10 to 1000. That also is -bout the death-rate of Hampstead. It is also the death-rate of New Zealand. What would it mean to the United -ingdom if the death-rate of the whole -ountry could be reduced to this figure, shown to be a possible figure by actual experience? It would mean a saving in the United Kingdom of 184,000 lives. That is to say, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
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IRONMASTER'S FORTUNE "UNKNOWN" MAN LEAVES £2,451,393 [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
IRONMASTER'S FORTUNE "UNKNOWN" MAN LEAVES £2,451;393 - A man who was 'unknown to the general. public in this country, although the firm of which he was the head has .a world-wide, reputation, has left a f-r tune' of £2,451,393. He is Mr William Weir, of Kildonan, chief partner in the firm of Messrs William Baird and Co., the Glasgow ironmanters. The inventory, of the personal estate was lodged: with the Sheriff's Clerk of Ayrshire at Ayr yesterday (says "The Daily. Express" on .December 2). The *duliea on the property will amount to £ 337.660. Thie most interesting of Mr Weir's bequests are those to relatives. Mr David Eucan Wallace, his grand nephew, who was married last week to Lady Idina Sackville,. will :receive £150.000 and three large estate. A similar amount will go. to Mr Williamp W'htteoaw. a nephew,..several nieces are teft £59,000 each, and other relatives wild benefit by amounts varying be tween £25,000 and £%000.
KITCHENER'S GREAT WORK PEASANTS IN HIS PALACE [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
KITCIENER'S (REAT WORK PEASANTS IN HIS PALACE A striking picture of the work that Lord Kitchener is doing for Egypt as British Agent-General and of the im pression his picturesque and vigorous personality has produced on the native mind was forthcoming yesterday (says "Th6 Daily Mail" of November 29) in conversation with G. N. Sarruf Bey, son of the proprietor of the well-known Cairo vernacular newspaper, ' Al-Mo kattam, who is now in London on the firm's business. Sarruf Bey said: The popularity enjoyed by Lord Kit chener in Egypt is wider and more comprehensive than that enjoyed by any of his predecessors. I think one may safely say that Lord Kitchener is the most popular figure in Egypt to day. He has made all the Egyptians, from the Khedive down to the hum blest fellah (peasant), realise that he is the friend of the Egyptians and under stands their needs. "EL LORD" AND THE VILLAGERS One has only to go across to the Agency in Cairo any morning to un derstand the hold Lord-Kitchen...
PACKETS, E1. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
PACKETS, El . Packets may be sent through the post :-. Without a hover (but not fastened with any. thing adhesive, such as gum, postage stamp, sealing wax, &o.); in a cover entirely open at one end or side (if-the cover be slit, the open. ing must be of the fullextent of the end or side, and the contents must be easy of with. drawal). The cover may bear the sender's name and address, and the words " packet" ' sample" or "pattarn," &c., as the case may be) " only." x;-?i m.ty bo tied with string, but officers of the department may out the string to examine the contents, and tie the packet up again. Samples of seeds drugs, &o., which cannot be sent as oner packets, may be enclosed in bags or bojes fastened so as to be easily undone and re. fastened. If addressed to places in the United Kingdom only, they may be sent in closed transparent bags. Note-If the above conditions be not comrn plied with packets are regarded as in. sufficiently paid letters, and charged...
POSTAL INFORMATION [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
Letters-- Haf onnce or under . 1, For every ounce "' I Urgent Leteras-For each Letter in addition to ordinary postage 0 6 Late fee . 0 Letters For every oz or under . 02 Post Cards-each... O Reply Post Cards-each . . 0 Newspapers-4ozs ad each 0 . O Packets -Comnm-rcial and. printed papers, maximum weight ebs dimensions not to exceed in length, Ift in depth or width, for every 2oz or fra:?ton thereof 0 o Patterns and samples. packets of merchandise, &c., maximum weight lib; dimension not to exceed 2ft in length, one foot in depth or width; rate of postage for every i oz. or fraction thereof .. 0 o oks--For every 4oz or under, up to 5b sl .. Newspapers-For each nespaper 0 Newspapers. magazines, aud publi. cations, not pullished in the Com. monwealth, 2z. .. . 0 Post cards-each " .. 0 1 Reply post cards-each. ... .... 0 2 Letter cards-2 for .. 0 2 Registratio fee ... ... 0 3 Parcel lib or under a. - .... 6 Parcel, each extra lb or uuder ... 0 3
ORDINARY TELEGRAMS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
ORDINARY TELEGRAMS. Town and suburbau, within prescribed limits, or withinu fifteen miles from the send ing station, including address and signatnre not exceeding ,ixteen words) 9d. Each additional word, Id. Oiher plvs~vi dshiu the hte, escept town and suburban, including address and signs. ture (not exceeding sixteen words) 9d. Each additional word, id. Inter-tate, i.e., from any one state to any other state, including address anmd signature not exceeding sixteen words), is. Each additional word, Id. On telegrams rom and to Tasmania the charges to be those mentioned above with cable charges added which at the present time is 4d Per word. Double the foregoing rates to be changed for transmission of teiegrams on Sunday Cnristmas Day, and Good Friday, and for urgent telegrams. The foregoing rates are exclusive of pot age c1hrg~es.
RATES OF COMMISSION. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 12 February 1914
. RATES OF COMMISSION. Money Orders ayablo in VictjriJ. Any sum not over £5, d; over £5, bat not over £110, Is; over £10, but not over £15, 1l 6d; over £15, but not over £2o, 2s. Orders ayable in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, New Zealand Tasmania, and Western Anusmbtia. - '-- over £2, 6d; not over £5, Is -not o;0. ', ls 6b; not over £10, 2s; not over 12, 2s 6d; not over £15, Ss; not over £17, 3s 6d; not over £20, 4s. Money Orders by Telegraph, To New South Wales, Queensland, Sout. Australia Tasmania, and Perth (Western Austraha) Charge for a message in addition to above rates. MONEY ORDERS. Umited Kingdom and other B.ritish Posseso ions or Foreign Countries, 6d for ea:h £1, sud fraction of 1. POSTAL NOTES. Postal notes may be obtained at any Pos Office in Viotoria. Honropf payment loa.m. to 5 p.m. The following are the denomination of Ithe notes, and the poundage, or price oharged for them :-1, id ; 1is 6d. kd; 2s, Id; 2s~ 8 id; 3s, id 38 6d, ld; 4s, Id ; 4s tid, Id;...