COUNTRY NEWS. BAILARAT AND DISTRICT.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 2 June 1928, page 21
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 2 June 1928, page 21
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In the City Court on Friday, Cecil Linton Slm
.nens and Charles Quirl, .isitors to Hallarat, were
charged with having assaulted Krncft Franklin
Quirk wis lined £6, and hiuimons £2,
>urther inquiry wa-» made by the coroner (Vr.
J*. H. V. Unger, rsl., on Frldaj, regarding the
di nh of Toter Paul Mapleton, a wcrdcr at the
bj a train cn the Hunlnvong line. S-nlor con
ftible II j an appeared for the police. Sir. II. Game
for the Rathvave department, and Mr. II. ti.
Itowman for the Australian ntillwajs Union
Constable hpced Mated that the public had no
right to a ii mis«. I on to the part of the .ard lo
tne engine indicated that the man was bing
wa* recorded thit Stapleton'* death was due to in-
juries sustained by his being mn over by a train,
In the nil v. ,i ja cmploveos. Mr. HI iget added that
the man liad wandered into a place where he bad
io rl«!it to be.
A propo^l lus been made to the Ballarat Citv
Council to rent the Kastc-rn ovil for night sports,
it a rental of £130 a _-ear for two jeir*,
ti e right to a renewal for a further two v em-
in order to provide more work for the unem
ploved, the Cltv Council intends to anpl.v for a
ílovenimcnt grant of £400 on the £1 for £1
There was a light supply of eggs in the whole
ale m.rket on îridav, and values ranged from
2/ to -/4 a dozen. In the poultry market, lions
sold to S/G: chickens, to IO/; rooster«, to 12/,
duck«, to S/; Museov. durklings. to S/C; Muscov»
drak»lings to 12/: geese, to 16/ a lair; and
turkeys, JOd. to 1/2 a lb.
A presentation of n diamond ring And a gold
wrUt watch has been nnde bj the l-ihibition com
nt-iloners to Mr- T. Thur-ficld lil recognition ot
tie woik which her husband did as président at
he recent children's bobbies exhibition.
Alfred Robert Moore was called upon In the
'itv Court on 1 rldjy to show nuse why a
.urity of £30 which he had entered into thould
Dot be forfeited, Sir. I). Lizarus appeared for
Moore, who, it wis Mated, had become surely that
Lvle Moore would observe an order made against
him for the imtntenance cf his wife, Ethel May
Simmons, and her child Mr. Lazarus Mid that
Ia le Moore was in hospital, and had been
operated on Cjgbt times. An adjournment wai
For May the ralnf-ill totalled 224 points.
The major (Councillor A. Mackenzie) has ccn
vened a conference of représentatives of municipali-
ties along the railway line from Hacchus Mars]]
to Stawell, and those ndjicent to it, to dis^u«
tile matter of urging tint electricity from Yal
lourn be provided at n flat rate The conference
..ill be held in Ila Ila rat on June 20.
.Tack Tnppen, aged 20 \ears, a motor drh...
who lives at Sebastopol, waa getting some petrol
put In the tank of his motor on Friday when it
moved and knocked him down. One wheel
nor his leg, which was broken
The Hallarat Herd Testing Association on
daj decided to invite Mr. Kendall, chief veterli
Inspector, to visit Hallarat, and address da it}
with the object of increasing inlettst in the I
Frederick Leslie Burnett, nged IS jears,
lives in "-arrouce parade, took his pea rille into
the vard on Friday with the objert of shooting
sparrowK, He was found some time later un
tonseloui, with a wound in the pt omach. He was
very ferions condition.
Nan« Gwen Milite, aged «ix veire, of Bunin-
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In the City Court on Friday, Cecil Linton Sim-
mons and Charles Quirk, visitors to Ballarat, were
charged with having assaulted Ernest Franklin.
Quirk was fined £6, and Simmons £2.
Further inquiry was made by the coroner (Mr.
P. H. V. Elligeton,P.M., on Friday , regarding the
death of Peter Paul Stapleton, a warder at the
by a train on the Buninyong line. Senior con-
stable Ryan appeared for the police, Mr. H. Game
for the Railways department, and Mr. H. W.
Bowman for the Australian Railways Union.
Constable Speed stated that the public had no
right to admission to the part of the yard in
the engine indicated that the man was lying
was recorded that Stapleton's death was due to in-
juries sustained by his being run over by a train,
by the railways employees. Mr. Elliget added that
the man had wandered into a place where he had
no right to be.
A proposal has been made to the Ballarat City
Council to rent the Eastern oval for night sports,
at a rental of £130 a year for two years, with
the right to a renewal for a further two years.
In order to provide more work for the unem-
ployed, the City Council intends to apply for a
government grant of £400 on the £1 for £1
There was a light supply of eggs in the whole-
ale market on Friday, and values ranged from
2/ to 2/4 a dozen. In the poultry market, hens
sold to 8/6 : chickens, to 10/; roosters, to 12/,
ducks, to 8/; Muscovy ducklings, to 8/6 ; Muscovy
draklings to 12/: geese, to 16/ a pair ; and
turkeys, 10d. to 1/2 a lb.
A presentation of a diamond ring and a gold
wrist watch has been made by the Exhibition com-
missioners to Mrs. T. Thursfield in recognition of
the work which her husband did as president at
the recent children's bobbies exhibition.
Alfred Robert Moore was called upon in the
City Court on Friday to show cause why a
surety of £30 which he had entered into should
not be forfeited, Mr. D. Lazarus appeared for
Moore, who, it was stated, had become surety that
Lyle Moore would observe an order made against
him for the maintenance of his wife, Ethel May
Simmons, and her child. Mr. Lazarus said that
Lyle Moore was in hospital, and had been
operated on eight times. An adjournment was
For May the rainfall totalled 224 points.
The mayor (Councillor A. Mackenzie) has con-
vened a conference of representatives of municipali-
ties along the railway line from Bacchus Marsh
to Stawell, and those adjacent to it, to discuss
the matter of urging that electricity from Yal-
lourn be provided at a flat rate. The conference
will be held in Ballarat on June 20.
Jack Tnppen, aged 20 years, a motor driver
who lives at Sebastopol, was getting some petrol
put in the tank of his motor on Friday when it
moved and knocked him down. One wheel ran
over his leg, which was broken.
The Ballarat Herd Testing Association on Fri-
day decided to invite Mr. Kendall, chief veterinary
inspector, to visit Ballarat, and address dairymen
with the object of increasing interest in the asso-
Frederick Leslie Burnett, aged 18 years,
lives in Yarrowee parade, took his pea rifle into
the yard on Friday with the object of shooting
sparrows. He was found some time later un-
consecious, with a wound in the stomach. He was
very serious condition.
Nancy Gwen White, aged six years, of Bunin-
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of a motor fire engine for Kerang
being from 4/ to f6/.
in vew of the fact that the engine was for
Mrs Marparet Grant, the oldrU resident of
the Kyneton district, died on Thursday ascd
9G years. She was ii native of Limerick, Ireland,
and went to Amcrln when aged 10 \car« Alter
her marri-lee she carne to Australia in ISjG, and
settled in Kiueton, where she has lived ever since,
Hie is sun h ed by three Eons and three daugn
For Mav 214 points of rain were recorded,
makins i total of I7.71ln. for the fir.t five month.*,
of the ycir,
aged 08 j ears. He had an intcrr-rtintr life. For
tmanv vpârs he v,a& a seaman, and afterwords fol-
lowed minina; purusits, and subsequently garden*
At the Mildun Court Walter Norman I_ocrj.
who waa recently arrestofl at Ballarat, pleaded
guilt* to having, on August C, ctoleu two pairs
of skates \alucd at £2, the property of Eugene
O'bean, and with tvn-Imj, on the same date,
stolen a suit of clothes \alued at £7. the pro-
In defiult two months' imprisonment, on cacli
Indi ci 11 on i point lo a lirgc area being demoted
to birlry thiR sea«on ou Ins, In some degTce, to
the impossibility of putting in the work neeessirj
for wheat in the timo at the disposal of farmers
through the prolifiic crow t h of weeda Whore onlv
dl«c ploughs are used It is almost impossible
to turn tlie weeda down. Early sown crops nie
looking- well, where Ihe weeds were coped with,
but in come Ir^i-inces the plough will be agilu
brought into operation, and the ground re
Refori» ri large githering of firmers Mr
Leith GlllH-pIc dcliverrd i lecture on wheat
prow Inp He touched on the economic problem
associated therewith, and emphasised that In
order to rctiiu the position secured for Australian
wheat on the world's markets the mo«t modern
methodt of cultivation must be employed, and
only the best craded seed selected.
The Kara Kari Shire Council has decided to make
Two-tooth first-class ewes, in lamb, fetched 32/G
a head at this week's St Arnaud stock sales
The dpalh occurred at Wycheproof of Mr.
Thomas Muman, aged n0 \eirs, who was wounded
and gassed in the Great War, He loaves a widow
and one son. He was buried at St Arniud, re
turned soldiers earring the cofîîn to the crave,
and the "Last Post*' w is Bounded by Bugler A.
While Mr. A Harris, or "Messrs. Day and Toll's
Brim girage, was driving MKs Bo«, a passenger,
to Beulah In a new, uninsured -car, the machine
ftMdded on a high formation, oictumcd, and
ii.tort on ti»* hood, with the wheels m the nlr.
The ocumints, who were unburst, liad to cut a
passive through (lie curtains to get out. Oi)l>
merce complaint w_B matlo that on May lu there
was no second class carriage attached to tile first
dislsion of the Sj-dncy cxprc«a from Albury to
Melbourne. It «ras decided to svrite to tbe Vic-
The Public Works department ha« adslscd that
as noon as certain men for whom there ia no
further uork at the Uume dam have been ab-
Hume sielr, local unemployed ssould be called
upon ns far as funds would permit, with a view
of rclicsing unemployment. In reply to the
on border cheques bo discontinued, the Premier's
department odslsed that exemption could not be
John Hlbblcm. of Walbundrie, recels ed ses ere
brui«es and \saa rendered unconscious sehen Hie
hornes he ssas drlsitig in a cart bolted llie
cart struck a stump, oscrturned, and pinned bim
Sir. P. ,T Hiél.«, of Goombirgona West school,
lias been transferred to M-,ang*i Creek school.
His successor Is Mr. S. T, Payne, from Sydney.
Tile Church of England congrcg-ition \slll
fitortly commence the erection oí a school hall
at a cost of .bout .-C2,W0.
At the annual meeting of the píenlo race club
the folimsfng officers were elected -President,
Mr. C. 1). Sanger; sice presidents, Messrs. T. J.
Gorman and A. F. Cullen; secretary, Mr. H. G.
Norton. It ssas decided to make Mr. Ii. A.
liar, of Danvon Heads, on honorary life-member,
Tho recent floiser Bhosv of the Church of Eng-
land resulted In a profit of about £70.
club the following officers sscrc elected--Presi-
den!, Mr. J. P. Ta.slor; secretary, Mr. W. Clarke;
assistant secretary, Mr. L. Stores,
meeting of the Piesb-,terian tennis club:-Prcsî*
The following offlcers were elected at the annual
dent, Mr W. R. Itaper; sice-presidents, Messrs
,T. H. llalfnur and E. Coleman; secretary and
treasurer, Mr. It. Lowe.
the Bank of Isesv South Wales here, lias died,
aged C3 sears Mr. Brett, sebo was horn at
llccrhworlh, luid Used at Henty for 11 sears, and
tosvn. He retired from the bank three years
ago Before coming to Henty Mr. Brett man
Ilimltton A1I1I111 Dupren was clnrged In the
Junee Court with hasing stolen ".W/n/UJ, the
property of tho Railways Commissioners Duprc-,
to three montlm' imprisonment, but the sentence
was suspended, and accused was ordered to he
of good hehaiiour and abstain from intoxicants
Miss Trice, from Young, has been appointed
The death has occurred of Mr. S. 3. I. Hutson,
The salo is reported of the Buug-ilow, Mount
feathertop, to the Rall».-., department. The
Bungalow was established bj j Milbounie compjny
a few .sears ago, hut the undcrUktiu was not
pcrscsored with owing to tile want of u road to
Experimenters nie making inquiries as to suit-
able areas to treat ht. John's wort throughout the
district. Tbes claim th-it a di'coisry lus been
made sshieb will completely eradicate it. and much
interest is being iiisjilas eel as to the result
Mr. T. J. Del iney has been re elected cliairman
of the Bright school plantation .cqnimittce, and
Mr. W. H. Manning secretary. The area of eight
aeres at present planted has been giien pride of
place for the State by officers of tho Education and
Before leasing for Seddon, Mr. Frcwtcll, manager
of the State .asingB Bank, sva« presented with a
gold-cased pencil by members of the. Bright Bowl-
Country Boads Board for n»arly £17,000 for works
£1,100 for maintenance of the malu roads.
Mr. Vernon Northcott, younger son of Mrs. L
Tile rainfall for May was 163 points.
at £250, and was partly covered by insurance.
I Mr. and Mi*. Dis Id Campbell «a ere entertained I
I by members of the Presbyterian Church before
leaving the distilct, and received a brau ,
V parish hall in brick. Is being erected by
authorities of M Peters Church of 1-nghnd
Members of the» choir cf the Methodist Chu
entertained Mi*** Jessae Ilrinfonl and presented
with a p>ret vejxsel in a hllver stand
Mm. \ ( Bennett, secretan cf the Womc
Mlsiiionary 1 mon if the Presbyterian Church, i
presented with an eight day clock by member»
Owing to the hlchcr freights lielng imposed
road metal a good falling off lias taken place
the demand U the mimcfpal quarries at Doo
It la proposed to roii5ide-_ld> reduco tho st
while it Co««rove Me» in peanc and Runge
tend cloflng their quarri-v, which will throw oui
employment at least JO men The closing of
quarries will moau the lew of 4-12 000 in mci
I cr annum to the lïiil.vavs depirtment fwm t
district alone _s the result of the incru*e
cost of metal one district contractor his forfei
hii deposit rather than lose £200 on his contr
for roi imaking
Tlic r-'iif .11 for May wis 171 pointa,
Mr IÏ S Tailor his assumed charge of the St
The secretan of the prngrw-s association
been alviscd that n merni cr of the Country Ro
ItJard will shoitlv inert iropcrt> iumiti along
Wandin Crrik regarding the road that has b
Von fivourablc weither for ploughirg i
pnmlii? continue« Fomc apples aid pinion fi
are Mill bene: sent to tnirktt, und a Ílw ttn
1 e_n.s*arc still to be had
The lormigh council has dec! led to prep
estimates for the construction of twimmin^ bat
to be completed in readinc-s for the corni
Hie instillation of a second engine at 1
electric power hmise for tie purpose of givinp
continuous jower mil lighting sen ice is p
celling rnpi \)\
Slit. Inglewood brinrh \ N A , has presenter
«eU to the res! lei ts of bridgewater for 1
benefit of visitor* to that Town an I is a
giving j cot ambulance to tie Inglewood H
Owing to in oitbreak of diphtheria and mun
it has lern decided to clo*e the ¡state school
a fortnight Out of nine casca of diphtheiia t
have jruved fital
Mr J lion e, jun , li_ts Joined the still of 1
Cominercî ii Bank
The Minister for Public 'Works has promised
place droppers in the weir of the Wimmera III'
near Jipmt for the pnrp°"<3 of conserving »va
on con iltion tliat the roimcil keep, thein in repa
In parti the river is drv, ami tin droppers shoi
assure the river rc-nibiin-r nt n fair level
runners hive practie ' linishe<l eeeding a
in some pi ices crops are alreulv up A fill of
inch of rain would be vtr*, beneficial und bright
the prospects of the future
While Kicking n football Mr i. Carroll f
and broke a tone in his ankle
bhowcry vuather prevailed most of last we
It was of great benefit to the crojs and grass nf
the very iicavj frosts experienced the prévu
Most of tho farmers have nearlj completed set
\t a mccllnj of the hlhuanv fidler Eetth
\s<-ociation complaint was made that though t
shire council had received a considerable cum
rates from the soldier eettlers only £10 had be
expended ou a section of roadwiv which was
a verv bael condition The meeting patted
resolution advocating the transfer of the Govcr
ment agricultural firm from the high sehe
to the technical school An effort Is to
made by the association to hive thf* settlcme
liukcd up with the \ lllourn electricity scheme
Playing in a junior footbitl match at Stanho
with hjabram Imperials L WHson broke lils coll:
In th« Kjahram Court Jimes Percy M.crs «
charged with hiving driven a raotoi car on t
wrong side of the road, and with having dnven
motorcar while under the intlurnce of liquor
lcply to tiie Ant charge, defendant said that
had been dazzle I by gliring headlights on :
approaching motor cir with which lie collided Ä
It. C McUunald, PM d if missed the Informât!«
md observed tint defendant was entitled to t
benefit of the doubt On the second charge c
d nee was t,'VPn "'it when defendant *-lepped frc
his car he staggered, and that his breath sm«
1 of drink »cfmchnt admitted having hid tv
whfhkiei at Ko-hcstcr ntirly two hours before t
collision, nnd said that the anise of his stagg'
ing wis due to shock caused bj i collision wl
Hie other enr Hie police magist rite, dismiss
tie intoimatlon» sajiug tint he hid no hesitatli
In arriving nt the conclusion that defendmt w
not under the influence of liquor M.crs m
that he had previously served with the \ustrali:
air force and had hern in two fimslics
Councillor O Grehes, of Deakin .'hire, «
sworn In In "Mr li It McDonald. I'M, as
justice of the peace at Ivjabnm
The «canon's prospect* arc t-Ull very bright nr
i although several Eeveio fro.ts were cncounlerc
I the ruent modente rainfall will considerab
awist the growth of .egttatfon throughout
¡stock arc in splendid condition, and 1 ambir
has commenced Au excellent percentage
Landowners arc reiplng a decided advantai
by reason of the fact that rabbits are realisic
1/10 a pair locallj Trappers are very active
The trustees of the cemetery organised a vvorl
ing bee for tho purpose of improving the cemi
terj grounds About 40 persons- Including sev
rd women-responded, and a large amount «
Gippsland State school teachers held a co
ference at Leongathi Mr J McRae, chief ii
spector of the Education department, give
lecture on methods of education adopted abroa
Addresses were given by Messrs. Fullerton (*rr
witta), Mr Ashton, Miss llamano (Wonthaggi
Mr II llcith (Wonthaggi), nnd Mr Cope Ha
i win Gleadow-)
The lil. dile Howling Club a wind up soclil wi
1 well attended, nnd was \crv succesbful Amor
the \iPltori, were the president (Mr W \ »uri
fide) and ^cret irj (Mr Blackburn) of the Upp«
\arra Howling .ssoHition the iormer presentir
Hie premiership shield to the Li h dale clul
Impimi won during the season wore prownU
to tiie following -Ltub championship, I White
bottom, single«, handicap, I MrOiiec, jim par
handicap, 5! Clements md C II -Northwood
Mr T p. Moloney, secretiiy of the Lltebficl
t griin shed, has been udvlsed by the Railwaj
Commissioners that the shed must be rcniovc
i by December 3L The shed has proved a groi
boon to lurmers, and it is expected that a pro.«
will be made against its removal
Mr 0 Sullivan of Melbourne, his taken o\t
i the business of the Radio Surings Hotel
f Totato digßlng is general, and many prollfi
.tclds are reported Macks of potatoes are o
the ßtation nwiiting transport
: The output of oil from the eucal>ptua dist!',
leries has decieised considerably owing to th
At a meeting held nt Macedon in connection witl
the mann^emetn of tiie recreation reserve the foi
[ lowing were itcoinmtiidcd to the Gi.borno fchir
Council as a management hoard -cocrctir>, Mi
I W heating, chiirinm Mr II l-orcimn com
nilltee MxFsrs A J O -Neill, Ii Stott, 1 fecott
and I Itncklev
XIra Quiife who has lived at Macedon for 7<
jeirh fíis died *«he wis iped ^2 years
&heep firipTS mil poultrv keepers are sulTerlni
losses through foxei, of \ Inch there arc an tin
[ usually large number m the di trict this *enr
N-itve have been seen inside the town bonn
, the Girl Guide instruction camp nt Ihe Govern
ment cottage < losed on Irilav, arid the trainee;
returned to their homes by the midday ti jins
\n effort promoted hy the Invergordon Stati
school head teacher (Mr I-rank Duffy) and pupili
for tho Shrine of Remembrance fund -was success
1 Mrs Tajlor who is leaving Wunghnu after I
residence of 55 j cars, to live in Melbourne vrai
, presented with a wallet of notes
While the contractor was effecting repairs U
. the Wunghnu &talc school lie came upon a grcil
1 number of canes and Btiaps that had been hidder
In a hole in the floor, cv idcntly by former pupils
I at the school
Mrs J H Bitcon was made a presentation bv
her recent marriage. Mrs Bitcon has acted as
choirmistress for some time
registration for the year to date being 1133 points
1 Hie \urmurkah Agricultural Society has agreed
to join in a protest ngiinst tin* removil ol
firmers grain Eheda from coui trj lailway plat
foi m s
inflicted on Griffiths in sums of from £1 to £3
|vide £300, the contribution required by the|
of a motor fire engine for Kerang.
being from 4/ to 6/.
in view of the fact that the engine was for
Mrs. Marparet Grant, the oldest resident of
the Kyneton district, died on Thursday aged
96 years. She was a native of Limerick, Ireland,
and went to America when aged 10 years. After
her marriage she came to Australia in 1856, and
settled in Kyneton, where she has lived ever since.
She is survived by three sons and three daughters.
For May 214 points of rain were recorded,
making a total of 17.74in. for the first five months
of the year,
aged 98 years. He had an interesting life. For
many years he was a seaman, and afterwords fol-
lowed mining pursuits, and subsequently garden-
At the Mildura Court Walter Norman Lacey,
who was recently arrested at Ballarat, pleaded
guilty to having, on August 6, stolen two pairs
of skates valued at £2, the property of Eugene
O'Leary, and with having, on the same date,
stolen a suit of clothes valued at £7. the pro-
in default two months' imprisonment, on each
Indications point to a large area being devoted
to barley this season owing, in some degree, to
the impossibility of putting in the work necessary
for wheat in the time at the disposal of farmers
through the prolific growt h of weeds. Where only
disc ploughs are used it is almost impossible
to turn the weeds down. Early sown crops are
looking well, where the weeds were coped with,
but in some instances the plough will be again
brought into operation, and the ground re-
Before a large gathering of farmers Mr. J.
Leith Gillespic delivered a lecture on wheat-
growing. He touched on the economic problem
associated therewith, and emphasised that in
order to retain the position secured for Australian
wheat on the world's markets the most modern
methods of cultivation must be employed, and
only the best graded seed selected.
The Kara Kar Shire Council has decided to make
Two-tooth first-class ewes, in lamb, fetched 32/6
a head at this week's St Arnaud stock sales.
The death occurred at Wycheproof of Mr.
Thomas Mayman, aged 50 years, who was wounded
and gassed in the Great War. He leaves a widow
and one son. He was buried at St Arnaud, re-
turned soldiers carrying the coffin to the grave,
and the "Last Post " was sounded by Bugler A.
While Mr. A. Harris, or Messrs. Day and Toll's
Brim garage, was driving Miss Ross, a passenger,
to Beulah in a new uninsured car, the machine
skidded on a high formation, overturned, and
rested on the hood, with the wheels in the air.
The occupants, who were unhurt, had to cut a
passage through the curtains to get out. Only
merce complaint was made that on May 19 there
was no second class carriage attached to the first
division of the Sydney express from Albury to
Melbourne. It was decided to write to the Vic-
The Public Works department has advised that
as soon as certain men for whom there is no
further work at the Hume dam have been ab-
Hume Weir, local unemployed would be called
upon as far as funds would permit, with a view
of relieving unemployment, In reply to the
on border cheques be discontinued, the Premier's
department advised that exemption could not be
John Hibblem, of Walbundrie, received severe
bruises and was rendered unconscious when the
horses he was driving in a cart bolted. The
cart struck a stump, overturned, and pinned him
Mr. J.F. Hicks, of Goombargona West school,
has been transferred to Myangra Creek school.
His successor is Mr. S. T, Payne, from Sydney.
The Church of England congregation will
shortly commence the erection of a school hall
at a cost of about £2,400.
At the annual meeting of the pícnic race club
the following officers were elected :--- President,
Mr. C. D. Sanger ; vice- presidents, Messrs. T. J.
Gorman and A. F. Cullen ; secretary, Mr. H. G.
Norton. It was decided to make Mr. H. A.
Hay, of Barwon Heads, an honorary life-member.
The recent flower show of the Church of Eng-
land resulted in a profit of about £70.
club the following officers were elected :--- Presi-
dent, Mr. J. P. Taylor ; secretary, Mr. W. Clarke ;
assistant secretary, Mr. L. Stores.
The following offlcers were elected at the annual meeting of the Presbyterian tennis club: --- Pres-
dent, Mr. W. R. Raper ; vice-presidents, Messrs.
J. H. Balfour and E. Coleman ; secretary and
treasurer, Mr. R. Lowe.
the Bank of New South Wales here, has died,
aged 63 years Mr. Brett, who was born at
Beechworth, had lived at Henty for 14 years, and
town. He retired from the bank three years
ago. Before coming to Henty Mr. Brett man- aged branches of the bank in other districts in Victoria. The burial will be on Sunday afternoon.
Hamilton Adrian Duprez was charged in the
Junee Court with having stolen £53/17/11½, the
property of the Railways Commissioners. Duprez,
to three months imprisonment, but the sentence
was suspended, and accused was ordered to be
of good behaviour and abstain from intoxicants
Miss Price, from Young, has been appointed
The death has occurred of Mr. S. J. I. Hutson,
The sale is reported of the Bungalow, Mount
Feathertop, to the Railways department. The
Bungalow was established by a Melbourne company
a few years ago, but the undertaking was not
persevered with owing to the want of a road to
Experimenters are making inquiries as to suit-
able areas to treat St. John's wort throughout the
district. They claim that a discovery has been
made which will completely eradicate it, and much
interest is being displayed as to the result.
Mr. E. J. Delaney has been re- elected chairman
of the Bright school plantation committee, and
Mr. W. H. Manning, secretary. The area of eight
aeres at present planted has been given pride of
place for the State by officers of the Education and
Before leaving for Seddon, Mr. Frewtell, manager
of the State Savings Bank, was presented with a
gold-cased pencil by members of the Bright Bowl-
Country Boads Board for nearly £17,000 for works
£1,100 for maintenance of the main roads.
Mr. Vernon Northcott, younger son of Mrs. L.
The rainfall for May was 163 points.
at £350, and was partly covered by insurance.
Mr. and Mrs. David Campbell were entertained
by members of the Presbyterian Church before
leaving the district, and received a brass jar-
A parish hall in brick is being erected by
authorities of St. Peter's Church of England.
Members of the choir of the Methodist Church
entertained Miss Jessie Branford and presented her
with a pyrex vessel in a silver stand.
Mrs. A.C. Bennett, secretary of the Women's
Missionary Union of the Presbyterian Church, was
presented with an eight- day clock by members of
Owing to the higher freights being imposed on
road metal a good falling off has taken place in
the demand. At the municipal quarries at Dookie
it is proposed to considerably reduce the staff,
while at Cosgrove, Messrs. Deane and Runge in-
tend closing their quarries, which will throw out of
employment at least 20 men. The closing of
quarries will mean the loss of £12,000 in revenue
per annum to the Railways department from this
district alone . As the result of the increase in
cost of metal, one district contractor has forfeited
his deposit rather than lose £200 on his contract
The rainfall for May was 179 points.
Mr. H. S. Taylor has assumed charge of the State
The secretary of the progress association has
been advised that a member of the Country Roads
Board will shortly meet property owners along the
Wandin Creek regarding the road that has been
Very favourable weather for ploughing and
pruning continues. Some apples and passion fruit
are still being sent to market, and a few straw-
berries are still to be had.
The borough council has decided to prepare
estimates for the construction of swimming baths,
to be completed in readiness for the coming
The installation of a second engine at the
electric power- house for the purpose of giving a
continuous power and lighting service is pro-
The Inglewood branch, A.N A , has presented
seat to the residents of Bridgewater for the
benefit of visitors to that town, and is also
giving a cot ambulance to the Inglewood Hos-
Owing to an outbreak of diphtheria and mumps
it has been decided to close the state school for
a fortnight. Out of nine cases of diphtheria two
have proved fatal.
Mr. J. House, jun. , has joined the staff of the
The Minister for Public Works has promised to
place droppers in the weir of the Wimmera River
near Jeparit for the purpose of conserving water
on condition that the council keeps them in repair.
In parts the river is dry, and the droppers should
assure the river remaining at a fair level.
Farmers have practically finished seeding, and
in some places crops are already up. A fall of an
inch of rain would be very beneficial and brighten
the prospects of the future.
While kicking a football Mr. E. Carroll fell
and broke a bone in his ankle.
Showery weather prevailed most of last week.
It was of great benefit to the crops and grass after
the very heavy frosts experienced the previous
Most of the farmers have nearly completed seed-
At a meeting of the Kilmany Soldier Settlers'
Association complaint was made that though the
shire council had received a considerable sum in
rates from the soldier settlers only £10 had been
expended o a section of roadway which was in
a very bad condition. The meeting passed a
resolution advocating the transfer of the Govern-
ment agricultural farm from the high school
to the technical school. An effort is to
made by the association to have the settlement
linkcd up with the Yallourn electricity scheme.
Playing in a junior football match at Stanhope
with Kyabram Imperials E. Wilson broke his collar-
In the Kyabram Court James Percy Myers was
charged with having driven a motor- car on the
wrong side of the road, and with having driven a
motorcar while under the influence of liquor. In
reply to the first charge, defendant said that
had been dazzled by glaring headlights on an
approaching motor-car with which he collided. Mr.
R. C. McDonald, P.M., dismissed the information
and observed that defendant was entitled to the
benefit of the doubt. On the second charge evi-
dence was given that when defendant stepped from
his car he staggered, and that his breath smelt
of drink. Defendant admitted having had two
whiskies at Rochester nearly two hours before the
collision, and said that the cause of his stagger-
ing was due to shock caused by a collision with
the other car. The police magistrate dismissed
the information, saying that he had no hesitation
in arriving at the conclusion that defendant was
not under the influence of liquor. Myers said
that he had previously served with the Australian
air force, and had been in two smashes.
Councillor G. Greives, of Deakin Shire, was
sworn in by Mr. H.R. McDonald. P.M., as
justice of the peace at Kyabram.
The season's prospects are still very bright, and
although several severe frosts were encountered,
the rcent moderate rainfall will considerably
assist the growth of vegetation throughout.
Stock are in splendid condition, and lambing
has commenced. An excellent percentage is
Landowners are reaping a decided advantage
by reason of the fact that rabbits are realising
1/10 a pair locally. Trappers are very active.
The trustees of the cemetery organised a work-
ing bee for the purpose of improving the ceme-
tery grounds. About 40 persons--- including seve-
ral women--- responded, and a large amount
Gippsland State school teachers held a con-
ference at Leongatha. Mr. J. McRae, chief in-
spector of the Education department, gave a
lecture on methods of education adopted abroad.
Addresses were given by Messrs. Fullerton (Arra-
watta), Mr. Ashton, Miss Hamano (Wonthaggi),
Mr. H. Heath (Wonthaggi), and Mr. Cope ( Tar-
The Lilydale Bowling Club's wind-up social was
well attended, and was very successful. Among
the visitors, were the president (Mr. W. A. Burn-
side) and secretary (Mr. Blackburn) of the Upper
Yarra Bowling Association, the former presenting
the premiership shield to the Lilydale club.
Trophies won during the season were presented
to the following :--- Club championship, E. Winter-
bottom, singles handicap. J. McGhee, jun.; pairs
handicap, M. Clements and C. H. Northwood.
Mr. T. P. Moloney, secretary of the Litchfield
grain shed, has been advised by the Railways
Commissioners that the shed must be removed
by December 31. The shed has proved a great
boon to farmers, and it is expected that a protest
will be made against its removal.
Mr. O. Sullivan of Melbourne, has taken over
the business of the Radio Springs Hotel.
Potato- digging is general, and many prolific
yields are reported. Stacks of potatoes are on
the station awaiting transport.
The output of oil from the eucalyptus distil-
leries has decreased considerably owing to the
At a meeting held at Macedon in connection with
the management of the recreation reserve the fol-
lowing were recommended to the Gisborne Shire
Council as a management board :---- Secretary, Mr.
J.R. Keating ; chairman, Mr. H. Forenan ; com-
mittee, Messrs. A .J.. O' Neill, R. Scott, T. Scott,
and E. Buckley.
Mrs. Quaife, who has lived at Macedon for 76
years has died. She was aged 82 years.
Sheep farmers and poultry keepers are suffering
losses through foxes, of which there are an un-
usually large number in the district this year.
Some have been seen inside the town boun-
The Girl Guide instruction camp at the Govern-
ment cottage closed on Friday, and the trainees
returned to their homes by the midday trains.
An effort promoted by the Invergordon State
school head teacher (Mr. Frank Duffy) and pupils
for the Shrine of Remembrance fund was success
Mrs Taylor who is leaving Wunghnu after a
residence of 55 years, to live in Melbourne was
presented with a wallet of notes.
While the contractor was effecting repairs to
the Wunghnu State school he came upon a great
number of canes and straps that had been hidden
in a hole in the floor, evidently by former pupils
at the school.
Mrs. J. H. Bitcon was made a presentation bv
her recent marriage. Mrs. Bitcon has acted as
choirmistress for some time.
registration for the year to date being 1,133 points
The Nurmurkah Agricultural Society has agreed
to join in a protest against the removal of
farmers' grain sheds from country railway plat-
inflicted on Griffiths in sums of from £1 to £5
|2012-05-01 19:06:59.0||user:public:basilsheridan||b PORT ALBERT.|
b Two entertainments held for obtaining funds foi
s improving the public grounds at Port Albert were
very successftd The first wa« organised hv Mrs.
i O Goulden nnd Mr Selwyn and the second bj thc
chlldren's plavground committee
Mrs Howell, president of the Terang Baby
s Health Centre, who is leaving shortly, was pre
sented with a gold mounted handing Mr« W
-Napthlne has been appointed president of the
llabv Health Centre In place of Mrs. Rowell
Q Mr G Grtiiok, assistant statiohmaster at the
stationmastcr ot Geelong lie was presented with
a wallet of notes a clock and a smoker's outfit
fro mtlie Terang * ootha 1) Club
When the bilccry and confectionery shop of Mr
George Johnston in Middleton _treet was opened
t on Iridav momin,;, the bax of the till was found
b on the doorstep The conti nts had been tiken
f The till contained more thin £> The licensee
t of the TuuM»mali Hotel Mr Snavon, later dis
î covered that the slide door serving the counter
liad not been effect o ]
Mr J Cottrell of Wodonga was getting a load
of wood when the wheel of the \ehiolc struck a
, driver bv the rimfta to tho ground About six
t hours later Mr James Higgins, of Lawrence street,
. who was in the neighbouihood, heard erics, and
released Mr Cottrell
Mc^rs. M U Bunts O Quirk, R Blchardson,
W Tvvoraey, E. B Mann, A Arnold, H E
Nicholls, and V. Grant ha\c been appointed mern
bore of the committee of management of the
s wodonga Recreation Reserve
Mr A O'Lcarj clerk of courts, who has been
, transferred to Mildura wo* presented with a
wallet of nates from a number of townsmen
: During a dance at Talgarno Mr Maurice Drum-
hall Borne unauthorised person attempted to
drive it awnv, and in doing so crashed Into a
The Yallourn Golf Club is to be opened shortly
Ofliclals are-President Mr R D Dixon, vice
' rresldcnt Dr J M Andrew, secretan, Mr N E
Westmore, treasurer, Mr, F 1 McGowan, com
* mltlee, Mc-sint. J M Bridget M C Co\, G 1)
. Junes, R A Hunt, and Dr Peters
The lalnfall for May was 93 points Morn rain
1 Mr. L Watts and Mrs McGitll\ia\, have
, Is needed to promote the growth of the crops
Two entertainments held for obtaining funds for
improving the public grounds at Port Albert were
very successful. The first was organised by Mrs.
C. Goulden and Mr. Selwyn, and the second by the
children's playground committee.
Mrs. Howell, president of the Terang Baby
Health Centre, who is leaving shortly, was pre-
sented with a gold- mounted handbag Mrs. W.
Napthine has been appointed president of the
Baby Health Centre in place of Mrs. Rowell.
Mr. G. Gruick, assistant stationmaster at the
stationmaster at Geelong. He was presented with
a wallet of notes, a clock, and a smoker's outfit
from the Terang Football Club.
When the bakery and confectionery shop of Mr.
George Johnston in Middleton street was opened
on Friday morning, the box of the till was found
on the doorstep. The contents had been taken
The till contained more thin £5. The licensee
of the Tungamah Hotel, Mr. Spaven, later dis-
covered that the slide door serving the counter
had not been effected.
Mr. J. Cottrell of Wodonga, was getting a load
of wood when the wheel of the vehicle struck a
driver by the shafts to the ground. About six
hours later Mr. James Higgins, of Lawrence street,
who was in the neighbouihood, heard cries, and
released Mr. Cottrell.
Messrs. M. H. Buntz, G. Quirk, R. Richardson,
W. Twomey, E. B. Mann, A. Arnold, H. E.
Nicholls, and F. Grant have been appointed mem-
bers of the committee of management of the
Wodonga Recreation Reserve.
Mr. A . O'Leary, clerk of courts, who has been
transferred to Mildura, was presented with a
wallet of notes from a number of townsmen.
During a dance at Talgarno Mr. Maurice Drum-
hall. Some unauthorised person attempted to
drive it away, and in doing so crashed into a
The Yallourn Golf Club is to be opened shortly,
Officials are :--- President, Mr. R. D. Dixon ; vice-
president, Dr. J. M. Andrew ; secretary, Mr. N. E.
Westmore ; treasurer, Mr. E. T. McGowan ; com-
mitee, Messrs. J. M. Bridges, M. C. Cox, G.D.
Jones, R. A. Hunt, and Dr. Peters.
The rainfall for May was 95 points. More rain
Mrs. L. Watts and Mrs McGillivray, have
is needed to promote the growth of the crops.
|2011-11-22 18:14:49.0||anonymous||The Kerang Shiire Council has decided to||The Kerang Shire Council has decided to|
|2011-03-24 15:40:07.0||user:public:BigAl||Numurktfi Police Court on Wednesday for hiving|
-, failed to attend for cram J nation regarding an
» order made against him for debt The total fliifj
infl cted on Griffiths in sums of from C1 to £t
t nrw amount to £P Hie original debt wai
|Numurkah Police Court on Wednesday for having|
failed to attend for examination regarding an
order made against him for debt. The total fines
inflicted on Griffiths in sums of from £1 to £3
now amount to £49. The original debt was
|2010-07-01 17:47:04.0||user:public:Maghie||TI10 death has occurred of Mrs. II. E. Mason,|
Jged C7 jcars, will of Mr. Samuel Mason, leasing
Use sons and four daughters.
|The death has occurred of Mrs. H. E. Mason,|
aged 67 years, wife of Mr. Samuel Mason, leaving
five sons and four daughters.
|2010-07-01 17:45:48.0||user:public:Maghie||A lar,-e passenger 'bus, owned l>> Mr. Charles|
Steinman, was ilestrojcd by fire pn the roar! be-
lli cenCrcsw ick and Ballarat. The 'bys ssas salucd
|A large passenger 'bus, owned by Mr. Charles|
Steinman, was destroyed by fire on the road
between Creswick and Ballarat. The bus was valued
|2009-11-10 15:42:18.0||anonymous||Mrs J li Bitcon was made n presentation bv|
the Church of Lugland choir on the occasion ol
her recent marriage Mrs Bitcon has acted a:
choirmlstrc*s.s for some time
Hie rainfall for May tot died 171 point., th(
registration for the vcar to date being 1133 points
The total for the whole of 1927 was only 3¡sG
|Mrs J H Bitcon was made a presentation bv|
the Church of England choir on the occasion of
her recent marriage. Mrs Bitcon has acted as
choirmistress for some time
The rainfall for May totalled 171 points, the
registration for the year to date being 1133 points
The total for the whole of 1927 was only 986
|2009-07-17 21:24:45.0||anonymous||His successor Is Mr. S. T, Pajne, from ..edney.||His successor Is Mr. S. T, Payne, from Sydney.|
|2008-11-02 09:23:12.0||anonymous||The Korans Shire Council hin agreed to the re|
?fiuett of n deputation of townspeople that an
extra rate be struck on the urban orei to pro
..ide £300, the contribution required hv the
Countrj Fire Ilrigadee Board tow ii du the pro\ision
Mrs. Robert Webb, aged 72 years, died tud*
riga were easier on Thursday, the decline
being from ?*./ to fi/.
The Kerang Hiiro Council has decided to
me on the Keri nç.Koondrook tramway. The de
ci-lou was arrived fit after the Minister for Cus-
toms bad acrced to uai\e the Customs duty claim.
in \Iew of the fact lint the engine wa«* for
municipal purposes onlj, and that, a similar engine
i not manufactured in Australia.
|The Kerang Shire Council has agreed to the re-|
quest of a deputation of townspeople that an
extra rate be struck on the urban area to pro-
videe £300, the contribution required by the
Country Fire Brigade Board towards the provision
Mrs. Robert Webb, aged 72 years, died sud-
Pigs were easier on Thursday, the decline
being from 4/ to f6/.
The Kerang Shiire Council has decided to
use on the Kerang-Koondrook tramway. The de-
cision was arrived at after the Minister for Cus-
toms had agreed to waive the Customs duty claim.
in vew of the fact that the engine was for
municipal purposes only, and that a similar engine
was not manufactured in Australia.