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NEW POSTAL RATES. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
NEW POSTAL RATES. The now pootal rates, Including penny outage on letters, came Into force on the at of May, The reduced rates are as allow : 'HROUGHOUT COMMONWEALTH AND PAPUA. Letters, 1d per j oz. Letter carda, single, Id each, Do., reply, ld each half. Post cards, single, id each. Do., reply, ld each half. Printed papere, Ojd per 2 oz, Booke, printod-outside Australia, Old )or 4 oz. ; In Auntralia, Old per 8 oz, Magazines--Printed in Ausatralls, 0 d eor 8 oz, ; printed outsido Australia, Obd ?or 4 on, "Hansard," O0d per 12 on, Commoroial papoer, patterns, sample, ind merohandise, ld per 2 oz, OVERSEA DOMINIONS. Letiore from the Commonwealth to the United Kingdom, oversea dominions, Britlah colonies and protootorates, except the New Hebrides, h1 per ')z. NEW ZEALAND AND TIHE ISLANDS 'Iho rates to Now Zealand, t t)( and British Solomon Islands are : Lotteor, Id J on. Post cards, ainglo, d,. Do., reply, Id each half, Letter cards, single, Id. Do,, reply, Id each half, Magazines, Id ...
TRAIN SERVICE. ST. ARNAUD TO MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
TRAIN SERVIOE, ST. ARNAUD TO MELBOURNE, Leaves 7,36 a,m, daily, arrives 3.55 p.m, Fast train loaves 4 p.m. daily, arrives at 10 p,m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 10.55 p.m on Tuesdays, Thuordays and Saturdays. MELBOURNE TO ST, ARNAUD. Leaves 0,40 a,m. daily, arrives at 3.22 p.m, Fast train leaves 5,16 p.m, dally, arrives at 11 30 p.m. MOTOR TRAIN, Leaves Maryborough dally at 8,40 a.m, arriving at St, Arnaud at 10,36 a,m Leaves St. Arnaud on return at 12.15 p.m. daily for Maryborough, arriving at 2.17 p.m,
OBITUARY. MRS SUSAN HOSKING. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
OBITUARY, MRS SUSAN HOSKING, Almost every issue of late iy has been our painful duty to have to record the death of one or olher of the early residents of this distriot, The latest is Mrs Susan Hooking, who has been in St, Arnaud for nearly half--ooentury, She was born in Cornwall, England, in 1810, and was thus 74 years of age at the time of her death, Deceased was mir' rind in the old country to Mr, E Richards, who was drowned there some time afterwards Mrs Richards came out to Australia a widow with one son, about 50 years ago, and four years later she married the Iateo Mr. William Hooking, They settled in Sb, Arnaud, and 10 yearn afterwards Mr, Hosking died, After hbor husband's demise, Mrs Hook inug carried on a dairying busaines here, known as the Premier, She gave this up about 12 years ago, and has boeon living in raetirement over ince. Mrs Hosking had not enjoyed the best of health for a oonsiderable time, and she was troubled with chronio asthma, Shi asuocumbed to heart fa...
"FLAPPER" AT THE DANCE [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
"FLAPPER" AT TiHE DANCE (By Duncan Swann in "The Daily Mail.") It was her long mauve legs and the bow to match in her hair that first at, tracted me as I leant against the ball room wall idly watching the gyrations of the dancers. She was waltzing with a youth from Eton at the time, of the same immature age as herself, and wore a look of profounid boredom that I attributed partly to the unskilled movements of her partner, partly to the fact that the occasion was that anoma lous function, a Christmas party, at which all ages from 12 to 70 are repre sented and the young married women are in unfair request. Just as the band struck up the next item I crossed to where she was wrin kling her pretty forehead over the hieroglyphics on her programme. "Are you engaged for this?" I asked, with the unconsclous patronage of the forties towards the teens. "I don't think we've been introduced," she replied with hauteur, tossing a mass of fair hair out of her eyes. "I-I beg your pardon," I stammere...
MASTER GEORGE BROWN. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
MASTER GEORGE BROWN, The friends of Mr, and Mro. Jae, Brown, of St. Arnaud, will be sorry to hear that they have loob their second eldeat son, George Franoin, 10 years of age. His death, which occurred on Wednesday, was due tohavingpartaken of unripe fruit, including quinces, a few days previously, The funeral took place on Thureday afternoon, the noholarn in deceased's claso at school marching in the procoeoion to the St. Arnaud cemotery, and six of hie sohoolmates carried the coffin shoulder bigh from the oometery entrance to the grave, The Rev, J. W. Davison (Church of England) read the burial service, The flag at the State achool waa half-masc, and pupilo of deceased's claeo cent a wreath, A nad fotturo in conneotion with the demise is that the boy's ftbher had only left St. Arnaud on the previous Thursday for Mel bourne, and the lad was then quite well, The boy's illness developed ouch audden oeriousnens that Mr, Brown was unable to arrive home before hie son died,
MILLIONS FOR WORKERS PROFIT-SHARING SCHEME. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
MILLIONS FOR WORKI(ERS ----o------- PROFIT-SIIARING SCHlEMEl, Mr Henry Ford's scheme to distrl buto £2,000,000, representing approxi mately one-half of the profits of tho Ford Motor Car Company, among the employes attracts universal attention (says the Now York correspondent of "The Daily Telegraph" on January 7). Additional details from Detroit, fur nished by the secretary of the com paLiY, are to the effect that employe will share in the profits annually, and no employe over the age of 22, not eyvn floor-swoepers, will receive lose then £1 daily. Mr Henry Ford, the originator of the scheme, Is quot,pd as declarlng that capital and labor hith erto have not shared profits to the ex tent they should. As to the possibility of losses, nothing definite is forthcom Ing from Detroit so far, but overy mechanic in the United States now contemplates offering his services to the Ford Motor Company. "The greatest revblution in the mat ter of rewards for workers over known In the industrial wor...
The Very Latest. Melbourne, Friday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
The Very Latest, Melbourne, Friday Evening, Mr, Watt, speaking at Neorim, attackeod the Labor Party, which he said wanted to abolish the State Parllamonte, Unification would load up a blind alloy to otalgnation, The membero of the Interetato Commnle. elon have left for Tasmania to take evidence, Sydney Jeffreys, wlreloes expert with the Maweon Antarctio expedition, has been found wandering near Stawoll with his mind unhinged, ITo deolarea that uolitudo had driven him mad, The High Court commenced the hearing of a eaeo to dooide whether the cost of cloering laud may be dedueted as improv,., ment for Federal land tao purpoaes, A deputation from the Chamber of Agirl oulture waited on Mr. Cook to point out the differenb methods of ,valuing lend for the Federal land tax, the State land tax, and mulolipal and Water Conumelsion purpoeee, Mr, Cook promlsed to brine the matter before the Premiere' Conforence, Whe?t,--Market unsettled, Liverpool oabled jJ per cental lower with small buai. noe...
TOURING PLANETS VOYAGE THROUGH SPACE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
TOURING PLANETS VOYAGE TIIHROUGH SPACE. "First atop Mars." It sounds adven turous, but then if your car Is the telo scope and your conductor Professor fl. II. Turner (says "The Daily Telegraph" of January 5) you soon discover that the journey of a few million miles to Mars is a more fleabite to the distance covered and the sensations enjoyed b"s fore you are back again at the start ing point in the lecture room of the Royal Institution in Albemarlo street, in a flash on Saturday afternoon we were at the end of the firat stage of the journey. True, we had not quite got the length of Mars, but the big telescope had used its seoven league boots to some purpose, and before wondering eyes a big globe was floating on the screen, the planet Mars as near as human agency has so far brought it, We lo')k ed for canals and possible signals from the Martians, but' whether it was that the inhabitants had not heard of our tour or were disgusted with the liberties taken with their sphere they made ...
JOYLAND. "KING OF THE AIR." [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
JOYLAND. "KING OF THE AIR," There was a largo audience at Joyland on Thursday nlaht, when a speclal pro. gramme was presented, The star ploture, 1King of the Air," fully justified its reputation as a higholass spooeimon of the perfection which olnomatography has attained. The film is no less than 7000 ft. in length, and it was Intensely attractive in detail, the colouring and socnto effects being magnificent. As the title of the pioture indloates, aeroplaning plays an iht portant part in the general display, and a nice story runs tlhrough the drama, which usetanu Itoe interest throughout, Markc Doverena, son of a nilllionario, falls des. peratoly in love with Loul do do Solanges, daughter of Madame do Solanges. The latter who is in a fairly comfortable finanolal position, is practically robbed hy the cunning of unsorupulous brokers who induooe her to spoeulate the greater part of her funds. Mark's father is displeased at the turn of affairs, and objeto to sanction his son's engageme...
OFF THE EARTH ! NOVICE'S ADVENTURE ON SKI. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
OFF TIlE EARTII NOVICE'S ADVENTURE ON SKII. (By a spoclal correspondent In 'The i Dally News and Loader"). You soon learn that winter sport in the Alps means really ski-ing. The I skaters are a small and artistic class I Lpart, Toboganning is a healthy and vivacious sport for children and those ,ho are child-hearted, ,'-leiglilng, well wrapped up in furs, with plumed horses tnd bells a-jingle, is for rich Germans. Bob-sleolghing s excellent conununal Cun, requiring considerable skill for such a run as the full length of the I 'resta, But ski-ing is for those who Ire young and adventurous, who love I :o range on mountain slopes instead f t rink behind the hotel, and who areI sound in wind and limb, I The man who is just beginning to I wonder whether he is too old at forty I Ind is a newcomer looks upon the I young ann ruddy ski-ers at the hotel t is an elderly farmer regards Hamel at I lIendon, Ahl! new blood, supple limbs, and Aoquisito skill! The lucky young 1 rogues! He merely lis...
GIRL OF MANY TONGUES [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
GIlRL OF MANY TONOUES Few English girls are so talented as Teresa Krassavin, the fourteen-year old Woolwich girl who (says "The Daily Express") can speak four lan guages, and whose services as inter preter are utilised by police courts, hospitals, and doctors from Woolwich to the East End, Teresa Krassavin frequently acts as interpreter at Woolwich Police Court, and at the conclusion of a case on Saturday last she was warmly compli mented by the magistrate, Air Sim mons, as being "the most fluent and able interpreter I have ever known." Teresa, a vivacious, fair-haired little Russian, with a charming modesty of her own, speaks English, ,Russian, Polish, and German, and is learning to speak French. She has already acted as interpreter in the following places:- Woolwich Police Court, London Hospital, St, Mary's Hospital, Victoria Park Hospital. Plumstead Infirmary. Whips Cross Infirmary. At the London Hospital on Chrlstmas Day her services were required in the case of a little Polish ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
PHQt 1"'X ASSURANCE 0O. LTD. EST'D,. 1782. FIRE. AOOIDENT. .EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY. LOSSES PAID EXCEED £85,000,ooo, o.eeeb by bUSH FIRES and by LIQHYNINO aru nmad6 good by thli Company, AGENTS WANTED, VITonl 461 o 471 OUilKE ST., OFFIOI MELBOURNE, DALC5TY A o0, LTIJ. AQBrIT.e T''IACJERAY'S )EATHI On Christmas Eve, 1S63 - fifty years ago--Thackeray died unexpectedly, The last words he corrected in print were (says "The Westminster Gazette") "And my heart throbbed with an exquisite bliss." To Dickens a week earlier he had laughingly described a new remedy he had had it in his mind to try for an Indisposition that had kept him to his bed for three days. "Ile was cheerful TO NEWOPAPER PROPRIETORS. SECOND-HAND TYPE CASES (in Good Order), Lower and Upper, Double and Treble. For Sale, Cheap' COUNTRY PRESS CO.OPERATIVE CO. LTD THE EXCHANGE, MELBOURNE. and looked very bright." A perusal of his latest writings convinced Dickens that his once estranged friend was in the healthiest vigor of his p...
MR. J. PRESLEY. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
MR, J, PRESLEY, The older residents of St. Arnaud will learn with regret of the death at Warrnam. bnol on Thursday last of Mr, John Presloy, who will be remembered as having occupled the position of accountant in the local branch of the Bank of Now South Wales, In those days ho was an onthu. alastie supporter of outdoor amusemeuts, and was a line exponent of oricket and football. For the pat 12 years he had been manager of tho Warrnambool branch of the Bank of Now South Wales, Ilia demise occurred with appalling suddonnean at about half.past seven o'clook In the Inorning, when ho was stricken with i sudden selzure and fell untonsclous to the floor.. Ho did not regain coniolouoness and passed away two hours later, Mr, Arquith miado al important ainnouno. lient in the House of Commons on Monday night in togard to the British Governmentou proposed concessions to Ulster in the Nome Rule 1ill1, lie stated that Ib was proposed lthat the Ulster countles should be allowed to take a poll as ...
IN WILD MONGOLIA PEOPLE ARE STIRRING [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
IN WILD MONGOLIA PEOPLE ARE STIRRING Sir Francis Younghusban d, ICCI.1,h, in a fine article in the "Saturday Re view," uays: "All Asia has of late been stir'rng into life, And now in the vei'y l'tart of the continent, in its deepeat, re Inotest, least accessible parts there Is DlOv\enent. "Even In wild, lone Mongolia there is a quickening into life. The dull, lethargic, heavy Mongols are bestirring themselves. They have long been in censed at the gradual encroachment of the Chinese traders and agriculturists upon their pasture lands, They have resented the Chinese demand on them for military service. As long as the U1Manc1ui Emperors exercised over them a mild and lenient suzerainty they were willing to be included in the Chinese Empire, But when the Man chu Dynasty fell and the control came into the hands of the Chinese, to whose growing pressure on them they so much objected, then they revolted against such authority; they declared their Independence of China; they as nerted their...
KARA KARA SHIRE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
KARA KARA SHIRE COUNCIL. --4-- The ordinary meeooting of the Kara Kara Shire Counoll was held at the Shire Hall on Thursday, there being present :-Ore, Arbuckle (president), Roseigh," Pilgrim, Bath, Smith, Duggan, Sturrook, and Thain., COItltESPONDNNC(, From Cr, Swanton, applying for two months' leave of absence, as he would be out of the distriot for that period.- Granted, on the motion of the presildent, seconded by Cr. Thain. From the Chief Secretary's Office, Intl. mating that Tuesday, March 17 (St. Patrick's Day), had been proclaimed a public holiday throughout the shire,. Received, From the Pub!io Works' Department, notifying that a auam of £12B had been allocated towards maintenance of main roads in the ahire, council to expend £125 additional; and 9£100 towardn ereotion of bridgeo over Wattle Oreek at Navarre, joint work with Avoca and Stawell Shires, counoils to expend £100 each additional, -Receivend, From the Public Works Department, stating that on account of favourable ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
SaoolD Advoortioomonts. .,,,,,,,,,, , . --- - JAS. ROWE & SONS, BEG TO ANNOUNCE SPECIALS FOR FEBRUARYN Guns, Oartridges, and Shooting Requisites HOLLIS GUN, WiTH CROSS BOLT, £6. Hollie Gun, with oroas bolt and pigeon barrele, £7/10 Genuine Hollie Gune, with ordinary fastenor, £411716 and £5/10 Stevens' Single Barrel Gun, 22/6 Stevens' Single Barrel Gun, with automatic ejector, 251 Stevens' Single Barrel Gun, automatic ejector, Nitro, speooal stool barrel, 40/ and 45/ W. W. Greener'A ' Dominion " lammer Gun, £10/10 W. W. Greoner's E' 1mpiro " Iammerlese Gun, £12/10 Bunehill Guns at all prices. A real bargain--Bonohill Gun, with orosee bolt, a real beauty at £4,/17/6 Clarbrough and Johneton'e Hammer Gune at £6/IG and £7/15 Olarbrough and Johnston's Hammerloes Gun, £11/15 " Marson's e(nglish Hammorlose Gun, £9/10 CARTRIDGES CARTRIDGES CARTRIDGES Black Powder, loaded by Kynook's, 1/9 packet " Aster" Smiokeless Powder, boat value ever Imported, 2 packet Kynook's Job Cartridges, S...
SHIRE OF KARA KARA. DATES OF COUNCIL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
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MELBOURNE. MARKED PERSONALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 March 1914
MFLLBOURNEI. (From our own Oorrespondent). MARKIED I'IUP1?ONALITIMi, In the State there is no more marked public personality than Sir John Madden, Chief Justice, and some time Lieutenant Governor, His Honour to essentially a Viotorian, He has lived here all hi life and during that life haa played many honourable, worthy, and distinguished publio parts, He sto the son of a man who in his day was well known to all the pionooeers of the then Colony. It was from that father that the Chief Justice, in common with eoaoh of his brothers, inherited suolc a keen admiration for all honest healthy sport. Time was, and not so very long ago, when the present Ohiof Jus. tion was one of the ViocPreooldents of the Melbourne Athletio Olub, These were the days in which Sir John was never known to miss any wrestling or boxing match that promised to be properly conducted, and when his services wore always readily available for any oricket', football, rowing, lawn tennis, or open air sport funotion. In ...