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CUNINGHAME. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 24 February 1914
CUNINGHAME. A lad about 16 years of age, who gave the name of Percy Smith, was arrested at Cuninghame on Friday by Constable Ryan on a charge of steal ing 13/6 from the till of Mr. Sukroo's fruit shop, Besides the stolen money £7 in notes and a rolled gold watch were found in his possession. Smith was found to answer the description of one Percy Spence, who is wanted on a warrant for illegally using a horse at Yarragon in December last, and after a little questioning by the police he admitted his identity, and stated that he had sold the horse and saddle and bridle at Boisdale to a man he named for £7/10/. Tho watch found on him turned out to be one he cleared out with after it was lent to him by his employer, near Warra gul. Smith, or Spence, was sent to Sale Gaol on remand to appear at Sale on the 2Sth inst.
THE AUSTRALIAN FLEET. VISIT TO MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 24 February 1914
THE AUSTRALIAN FLEET. VISIT TO MELBOURNE. By to-morrow the whole of the Australian fleet will have assembled in Port Phillip. H.M.A.S. Melbourne will be the first to arrive, as she has been deputed to assist in the cere mony attached to the arrival of the new Governor of Victoria, Sir Arthur Stanley. The Melbourne will remain in Port Phillip until arrival of the re mainder of the vessels of the fleet on February 25. The flagship, H.M.A.S. .Australia, B.M.A.S. Sydney, and the three destroyers, Parramatta, Yarra, and Warrego, which are at present" at Adelaide, will, on their a?rlval in Port Phillip, remain until March 4, during most of which time the vessels will be open for the inspection of the pub lie. Ofi March 4, however, the Austr4 lia, Sydney, and \W trrego Will leave for Sydney; where they will be dock ed for their half-yearly overhaul, while the Melbourne, Parramatta and Yarra will go into dock at Melbourne.
LONG TUNNEL IMPROVED YIELD. Walhalla, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 24 February 1914
LONG TUNNEL IMPROVED YIELD. Walhalla. Sqturday. The. Long Tunnel Co. cleaned up on Friday for 241oz. from 693 tons, with an estimated 29oz. from pyrites in ad dition, for a three-weeks' run: the previous return being 205oz., with 26 oz. in the pyrites for four weeks. Some of the stone from the south stopes in the bottom level should he available during the next month. Crosscutting for the lode from the main shaft at the two deep levels will be started in about two W?eeks. Mr. H. Sherman, director of geological survey, inspect ed the workings during the week. and was shtisfied that the best possible was being done to push on the wor!?. The battery is crushing three shifts, and it is expected thait the men in the mine will' resume on iMonday.
OBITUARY FRILLS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 24 February 1914
OBITUARY FRILLS, Our Melbourne correspondent writes: Readers of newspapers must often wonder when they read death notices in the advertisement columns how it is that such very important people have been allowed to live unnoticed and unhonored in the community so long. Quite recently the advertise ment clerk of a big metropolitan daily took in a long death notice, in which it was set out that the dear departed was the son of so and so, the grand son of so and so, and apparently he and his immediate ancestors were people of very conislderable import ance. So much was the sub-editor of the Journal in question impressed by the advertisement, that a reporter was told off the next day to hunt up the career of the deceased great man, and write a paragraph about it. Alas, for the foundations of human glory. The captains whose name. were so plenti fully besprinkled In the obituary ad vertisement turned out to have been captains of shifts in mines, with the exception of one of them, who had c...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 24 February 1914
THANKS. MRS. T. SMITH and FAMILY, and MR. and MRS. T. A. MARTIN, de siro to tender their sincere THANKS t-. Dr Macdonald, Sister Hoyle and Nurses (especially Nurse Jacobson) for their skilful and unremitting at. tention to their relatives whilst in. mates of St. Helen's Private Hoapit. al, especially Ivy, whom they feel cer. tain could not have survived her se rious illness had it not been for the attention received at the institution. MARRIAGE. MITCHELL-HOWARD.-On the 18th February, at the Presbyterian Church, Sale, by the Rev. 'Wilson Smith, Frederick George, eldest son of James Turner Mitchell, of "Avonview,"' Stratford, to Ellen Elizabeth, third daughter of Thomas Howard, of "Fairview," .'Wurruk. Present addreus, Queen-street, Maffra.
THE HOSPITAL AND THE MUNICIPALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914
THE HOSPITAL AND THE MUNI CIPALITIES. For the information of the Inspector of Charities, the treasurer of the Gippland tiospital has had the follow ing statement of municipal contribu tions to the Hospital for 1913 com piled: shire. Patients. Amount. Alberton .. . . 21 Avon ...... 30 .. £010 0 Suln Buln . 8 . Maffra ...... 189 .. 20 0 0 Mirboo North 13 .. 2 1 0 Morwell .. . 20 .. 7 10 0 Narracan .. .. 17 Omeo .. .. .. 8 Orbost...... 23 .. 2 2 0 Tambo ...... 6 Traralgon.. .. 40 WTalhalla .... 14 . 7 7 0 Warragul .. .. Rosedale . .. 35 16 0 0 Bairnsdale.. .. 23 Sale Borough.. 164 .. 40 0 9 John Thomas Henry, who was ar rested on 14th Inst. at Drouln, ap peared at the Drouin Police Court on VWednesday on a charge of malic iously and unlawfululy setting fire to a crop of flax belonging to 0. C. Wolff, flax miller, of Drouin. Superintend ent Fowler conducted the prosecution,. and Mr. E. J. Hamilton, of BacK house, Skinner and Hamilton; defend ed the accused. For the prosecution five witn...
MELBOURNE FAT STOCK MARKET. FAT SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914
MELBOURNE FA- STOCK MARKET. FAT SHEEP. 21,000 yarded. Quotations:-Prime crossbred wethers, 21/ to 24/; extra do., to 26/4; good do., 1S/6 to 20/; second and inferior, from 16/; prime crossbred ewes, 1S/ to 20/; extra do., 21/ to z2/3; good do., 15/6 to 17/6; second do., 12/6 to 14/; inferior do., 9/ to 11/; prime merino wethers, 18/6 to .1/; extra do., to 22/; good do., 16/ to 17/9: second do., 13/6 to 15/; in ferior, from 12/; with merino ewes, 8/ to 17/; old low-conditioned sorts, 4/ to 6/9. FAT LAMBS. 14,100 were penned. Although the mnarket gradually hardened, the de mand was not sustained in the latter part of the day, when no improvement was noticeable. Prime sold at 14/ to 15. t; extra, 15/9 to 17/, with selected pens of heavy-weights, 18/ to 19/; few, at 20/; good sold at from 13/ to 15/. FAT CATTLE. 2,590 yarded. Quotations:-Prlme pens of bullocks, £11 to £13, accord= Ing to weight and quality, odd beasts to £16/17/6; good do., £9/16/ to £10 10t': good light and handy weigh...
VITAL STATISTICS. RETURNS FOR VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914
VITAL STATISTICS. ------ RETURNS FOR VICTORIA. 1912. 1913. Marriages .. ...... 11,738 11,324 Births .......... 35,817 35,978 Deaths ....... ...16,696 15,475 Deaths due to Phthinis.. ...... 1,087 1,058 Other tubercular diseases .. . 209 217 Cancer.. ...... 1,225 1,168 Typhoid fever .. 98 96 Diphtheria and croup 25 245 Whooping cough 156 99 Scarlet fever .. 6 6 Mleasles. .. ...... 87 45 Deaths of Infants (under 1 year)2,669 2,538 Aged people (65 years and over).. ..... 6.077 5,491 During the year the population of the State increased by 31,565-20,505 bein'r due to the excess of births over deaths, and 11,062 to immigration.
THE COUNTRY ROADS BOARD AT OMEO. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914
T..- COUNTRY ROADS BOARD AT OMEO. The members of the Country Roads Board. Messrs. Calder (chairman), Ml' Corlnack and Fricke, arrived in Onme, on Tuesday afternoon, travel ling from Bright by motor-car. An informal meeting of the shire council was gathered together under the chairmanship of Cr. Braid. The Chairman of the Board (Mr. Calder) said that they had got on won derfully well with the different shires, only two cases having arisen in which there had been any difficulty. One of these was the Shire of Urbost, where they had large areas of Crown lands, and they contended that if the roads were made and a lot of money spent upon them, the shire might not be In a position to pay their share, even upon the easy terms provided, which was 6 per cent. per annum on the amount to be provided by the shires. The board also undertook half the cost of maintenance, which would ease the finances of the shires considerably. Many shires could not keep up the maintenance, even where roads had be...
PUBLIC WORKS. ANNUAL SPECIAL GRANT. GIPPSLAND ALLOCATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914
PUBLIC WORKS. ----4--- ANNUAL SPECIAL GRANT. GIPPSLAND ALLOCATIONS. The Minister for Public Works (Mr. Hagelthorn) has allocated the grant among shires as follows: Alberton Shire. - Towards Greig's Creek road, £75: to wiarlds road from Moore's to Kalladay 's, patrish Devon, £150; towards road to White law 's Track. Summerileld 'a road. £100; towards White law a road, £75; towards Din go Creek road, i15 (council to expend £237/10/ additional .. £475 Alberton and Rosedale Shires. Towards bridge over Merri man's Creek (councillors and ratepayers to contribute £50 each additional) . .... 100 Avon Shire.-Towards road up Dargo River via Mount Berrl ganl to Omeo, £75; towards widening track from Grant's turn-off to Dargo River above Walsh's, £50 (council to ex pend £31/5/ additional); to wards cutting track through Coloe's to Kilbride, £20 (the council to expend £10 addi tional) .. ......... 14i 13airnsdale Shire--Towards road works at M ' Leod's Morass, £100; towards prevention of erosion...
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. Mr. Murray's Joke. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. Mr, Murray'. Joke. Hitherto Mr. olIly, M .L.A., has been C t ited, even by ais own party, as bemg the densest man in Parhament t1.Th regard to a joie. As one of niJ llaOers used to put it, " ob 'cin't see tlose unless it gets up and hits him " iateye, and then he calls it a fact." i', however, %ir. Solly has to yield the as's-ears prize to Mr. J. W. Bill 5: ?t.L.A., woo, judging by his per efimance at the dinner to the new OeTrnor, must have been born in iOoa, when Mr. M.urray, who, like . Deakin, is known to have refuses titular honours tor himself, said it is u reason why a man should not be tilte t it pleased the Crown to offer honours, and he felt inclined that eay, and he reckoned himself as good SLabour. 11r. Biison foolishly in tr ?reted the remar, as an attack on rto, and said so. Everybody else at th gathering knew it was a joke, Send laughed at the tou-sensitive mem lr Fitzroy. No member of Par -tramet tas, however, genuinely L. ifor Mr. Billson's blu...
PROSPECT RESERVE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914
liOtudPECT it] SERlVE. iihe weather has been cool and cloudy since tint heat wave disappear co'. iaitn seemsll to be hanging aocut, anld tile present murmur of the sea is usually associateid o\th ta w\atery visitatiuo. Every day fresh canlpers are arriv'lng on te scene, and the at ternatace is a record one. 'There is a big spread of canvas ron the reserve, anLi tihe eiellers ill lhe tents are haR iI " a good time. Twenty meeli formed the seventh working-bee out this season to mn prv.ve the Prospect-road. They car rled on their operations of clearing on Monday last, nearly i\ve miles from tihe reserve. A new track was rtmade alongside the present formnation that had been loamed by Mr. M' Carthy, contractor, last year. This formation had been rendered alimost imipassable by the heavy tralfic, and drivers of velhicles were looking for nll opening to get off it. One has now been made for them, and when worn a bit by wheeled trartic It will be a big relief to horses, as well as to their ...
LATEST INTELLIGENCE. Melbourne, Thursday. STRIKE TROUBLES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914
LATEST INTELLIOGNCS. (BY WFIRE.) (From Our Own Correapondont.) Melbourne, Thursday. STRIKE TROUBLES. &;l. Hagelthorn told a depntatlon from striking shipwrights at the State shipyards at Williamstown, that he would say nothing in regard to ad justment until the men resumed work He advised them to go back, and then he would discuss a settlement. lie considered the dispute a twopenny halfpenny one. The deputation said the Minister's advice could not b3 ac cepted. Owing to Gray and others at Wil llamstown repairing a rudder belon4g. lng to the Melbourne Harbour Trust, 380 men have struck work, at the in stance of the union leaders.
DISTRICT NEWS. TOONGABBIE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914
DISTRICT NEWS. ___O--· ------ TUONGA3131E. Thec .ope arounlld tuIs district have y Itldd \ oil this season. \ir. J. \W. Ulaits ' oa t crop went bI bushele to tile icr,', sjid other good yieldu are leporlted. co r riday lust a bush tire that has let :! burning Ii tile hills fr over . w\, ek S\ t')t 1uwl oni1 tile liats, ndll il !nd ouLt S erltl farmiers, W110 l0st ?irase5 aua fenicinig. Mirs. \ illialnseon nlU?ose ws almllOst gonie. It \\as hard nigltiing to ave it. The line then crossclu the railway liie, and gut into ..ir. J. \X. Gales a stuable paddoca; aiid his house, stacks, barn and grain t?nlicli w as atll arotund the stacks, as tie tH:iresing nmachinet had just left tllat mIlorning) were threatened, the \lind blo i\n straight on to them. uI rtullnatetl lie ih a paddock of mil mlet a tew chains fronm the barn, and utfe lire N\il elckled there and put out by tiie tire-beaters. 11 it had not been for tl' paulldoc of inllet, nothing is surer. \vtil te? strong wind that was tlonln...
HORSES FOR EXPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914
HORSES , ult EXPORT. Mlr. H. Asseabodi, a passenger on the Medina, which called at Fremantle on Tuesday, hails from Siam. His official position at the court of Siam is that of Master" of Horses to the King's Household. " The King of Siam,'' said Mr. Asseabodi, "is very fond of horses, and owns about 300, many of which are racehorses. I buy horses for His :Majesty, look after them, and see to their breeding. Most of the King's horses come from Aus tralia, because they stand the climate better than English horses. My ob jetct in visiting Australia is to study the breeding and feeding of horses, and I may buy some animals here. I shall stay here for about fire month. ''
WARRAGUL RACES. Tuesday, February 24. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914
\XARR iCGUL t'XCIY. Tin 1a~ndki'u±· 1. Ix o fur1o13g·. I1~I~ HjgIl ~ 1,Hsl; d Belle 2, An c:c~ Brand~ (Iijac adssijon) a. ~, jr Yrut. O~n~- mile aInd a h'alr.- \I1O oa I, .-~ouI 1, 241&9 Jt2silL ~ B ~ 1ii IuandicuP Onerule bul oi LadI~ Jana 2. Cii~n\H H' m, aIe~. lve furlungY.-' ,~li~tPoi1" 1, \Iuiia 2, Bertha1 Ma1id No\21l~. i' li.t ItaCe.I AboUt four and I !itif iurloiies. A"42 · .-i-r3 S Little Jaclt 3. l3Žlfli it liafldi'Pi di turlouga. 'thn M~d . uiiui~nt(i . La"dy
MENTONE RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914
1 fir~st L l\ ui'lon.-13ou11 ha l hurdle 1, tnc L Thet \' ti thk I, Lad)' 'lcdalCt I' r t Trial take Ilr~-t ·Secondl i, Lo'rd \\ illa 2, r1)rtte t L'ix i-ifl ~arcla I, Actiý'e 1. t3 third DiVisiof. t'oadnr ijiot 3. -ir~cIIc t~i, 1harpY t'riar 2. ni Cli ait e iOi1i niilcaP `-'VI , Cni Chi d1'en jdead heat) ande