West Wimmera Mail & Natimuk & Goroke Advertiser
1913

[updated 28 May 2002]


WEST WIMMERA MAIL - January 10, 1913

SUCCESSFUL PICNIC - MOREA and OZENKADNOOK
The above picnic, which is held year about at Ozenkadnook and Morea, was held at the later place on New Year's Day, and was a success from every point of view. The gathering was large and representative. The committee appreciated the generous monetary and other support given by the public, and the generosity of Mr. J. STEHN for the use of his paddock, which is splendidly suited for the purposes of this picnic. There was a large and choice supply of viands, "fit for the Governor," as our correspondent puts it. The happy spirit which pervaded the whole gathering was most gratifying to those who had undertaken the responsibilities of management. Messrs.. A. SCHINCKEL and L.M. BULL are to be congratulated and thanked for the success of the secretarial arrangements. There are few picnics in Victoria into which such unanimity and whole-heartedness are observable as the one under notice. No less than 31 events were got off, which indicates the amount of work which the officers accomplished.
Results :-

  • Boys' Race, 14 to 17-- A. BULL 1, L. BULL 2, J. CUMING 3.
  • Boys' Race, 12 to 14-- A. ROBINSON 1, T. CRABTREE, A. BULL and H. CUMING divided 2nd and 3rd.
  • Boys' Race, 10 to 12-- W. MAJOR 1, H. BULL 2, A. CUMING 3.
  • Girls' Race, 7 to 9-- L. STEHN 1, Alma PERRY 2, Florrie STEHN 3.
  • Boys' Race, 8 to 10-- D. McDONALD 1, Harold BULL 2, S. STANTON 3.
  • Boys' Hurdle Race, 14 to 17-- A. BULL 1, L. BULL 2, P. GARDINER 3.
  • Girls' Race, 12 to 16-- A. LAMPARD 1, M. STANTON 2, G. BLOCK 3.
  • Girls' Threading Needle Race-- A. LAMPARD 1, G. BLOCK 2, G. BULL 3.
  • Boys' Hurdle Race, 12 to 14-- A. ROBINSON 1, D. CARRACHER 2, L. CARRACHER 3.
  • Boys' Hurdle Race, 9 to 12-- A. CARRACHER 1, W. CRABTREE 2, W. MAJOR 3.
  • Young Ladies Race, over 16-- E. BLOCK 1, M. CALDOW 2, L. MAJOR 3.
  • Boys' Race, under 8-- W. ROBINSON 1, G. BURNS 2, L. BLOCK 3.
  • Boys' Obstacle Race, 10 to 14-- O. BULL 1, A. ROBINSON 2, T. CRABTREE 3.
  • Married Ladies Race-- Mrs. H. BURNS 1, Mrs. A. PERRY 2, Mrs. J. BAILEY 3.
  • Girls' Race, under 7-- C. FRIEND 1, N. SCHINCKEL 2, E. BLOCK 3.
  • Recitation, girls and boys attending schools-- A. BULL 1, L. BLOCK 2, A. LAMPARD 3.
  • Sash or Relay Race, four to make a team-- Miss E. HAWKINS 1, Miss D. GARDINER 2, Miss J. CUMING 3.
  • Ladies naildriving competition-- Mrs. W. ROBINSON 1, Mrs. L.A. BULL 2, Mrs. J. CHASTON 3, 22 entries.
  • Men's wheelbarrow race-- B. CALLAGHAN and L. ROBINSON 1, J. BAILEY and J. McBEAN 2, C. INGRAM and G. INGRAM 3.
  • Girls Race, 9 to 12-- R. McDONALD 1, I. McDONALD 2, V. WALKER 3.
  • Ladies stepping the chain-- Miss E. BLOCK 1, (66ft 2in), Miss D. STEHN 2, (66ft1/2in), Mrs. PERRY 3, (59ft 8in), 17 entries.
  • Tilting at the ring-- C. STEHN 1, P. BULL 2, E. STEHN 3.
  • Ladies egg and spoon race-- E. BLOCK 1, D. GARDINER 2.
  • Young men's fortunes race-- W. LANE and Miss M. GRESELLE 1, M. CALLAGHAN and Miss C. GRESILLE 2.
  • Boys' Siamese race, 12 to 16-- BULL and WILSON 1, CARRACHER and CARRACHER 2, ROBINSON and GARDINER 3.
  • Married men's race-- L. BULL 1, F. BURNS 2, G. BEESON 3.
  • Boys' Obstacle race, under 16-- D. CARRACHER 1, L. CARRACHER 2, A. BULL 3.
  • Young men's race, under 17-- E. LANE 1, B. LAVERY 2, W. CALLAGHAN 3.
  • Men's stepping the chain-- W. ROBINSON 1, (66ft) J. CUMING 2, ( 66ft), P. BULL 3, (65ft), 41 entries.
  • Ladies shooting competition-- Miss N. CUMING 1, Miss E. HAWKINS 2, Miss E. CALDOW 3, 24 entries.


Noradjuha Notes
Mr. OLDHAM, saddler has taken over the saddlery business from Mr. ARNOTT in this town.

Mr. E.V. WALTERS, of Geelong, is back again to the old store at Noradjuha.

Mr. O'DONOHUE, head teacher of the local State school, has left on a trip to Tasmania, Sydney, and other places for his holiday.

A few days ago Mr. Fred CONWAY, of the Commercial Hotel, Noradjuha, had a narrow escape from being thrown out of his gig. After having his horse harnessed in the gig, the animal became frightened, and bolted with him down the Main Street at full gallop.
Mr. CONWAY pluckily stuck to the ribbons. The horse turned the Post Office corner, and then across some gutters at full speed, which lifted Mr. CONWAY several feet in the air, but he finally ran the horse into the school fence and so brought it to a standstill without any damage being done. The same horse bolted with Mr. CONWAY a short time ago in going to Horsham ; but having a straight road, the driver simply kept him on the track as well as he could. After several miles at this full pace he had enough of it and quietened down.


Wedding Bells - BILLING - DICKENSON
A very pretty wedding was celebrated in the congregational church, Frances, on December 3, the contracting parties being Mr. T.J. BILLING, second eldest son of Mrs. BILLING, of Frances, and Miss Phoebe Catherine Sideth DICKENSON, eldest daughter of Mr. A. DICKENSON of Neuarpur. The Rev. H.P. LAMBERT officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a gown of cream pailette silk, trimmed with silk fringe, bead insertion and all-over lace. A court train was worn, finished with true lover's knots. The bride also carried a shower bouquet of white carnations and fern.

Miss Esther DICKENSON was first bridesmaid, and wore a frock of cream silk trimmed with ruche and fringe and carried a bouquet composed of heliotrope flowers and fern. Miss Annie BILLING, second bridesmaid, was attired in cream silk striped voile, finished with ruche and all-over lace, and carried a pretty bouquet of pink carnations and fern. Mr. Alfred DICKENSON was best man and Mr. R. BILLING acted as groomsman. After the wedding a sumptuous breakfast was provided in the class room, and the usual toast were honoured. Games were played until the happy couple left by the 1 p.m. train for Mt. Gambier. The bride's travelling dress was silver grey voile, with hat to match.

Appended are a list of presents :-
Bridegroom to bride, handsome gold brooch ; bride to bridegroom, gold watch guard ; bridegroom to bridesmaids, gold brooches ; mother of bride, household linen ; father of bride, quilt ; mother of bridegroom, 2 cows ; Mr. A. DICKENSON jnr., handsome silver teapot ; Mr. E.L. DICKENSON (Adelaide), silver cruet, gladstone bag and top of wedding cake ; Miss E. DICKENSON, silver shaded trinket bowl and salt cellars ; Miss M. and A. BILLING, dinner set ; Miss C. BILLING (Adelaide), dinner knives and forks ; Mr. R. BILLING, cheque ; Messrs. V. and A. BILLING, set of irons ; Mr. Edgar DICKENSON, coloured glass fruit dish ; Mr. and Mrs. KRAHNERT, dessert forks and spoons ; Mr. and Mrs. TOWNSEND, silver teaspoons and tongs in case ; Messrs. W. and A. FOSTER, set of carvers in case ; Mr. and Mrs. G. HOLMES and family, silver cruet ; Miss Amy HOLMES, silver bread fork ; Mr. and Mrs. A. HOLMES, glass fruit dish and teaspoons ; Mr. CAMPBELL and family, silver cruet ; Mr. and Mrs. McINNES, silver vase ; Mr. and Mrs. TOMPKINS, silver biscuit barrel ;Mr. and Mrs. WADE, silver and glass jam dish ; Mr. H. and Miss. A. ADAMS, silver butter dish ; Mr. and Mrs. PHITZNER,silver and glass salad bowl ; Mr. and Mrs. LAMBERT, silver and china fruit dish ; Mr. and Mrs. D. BEARD, silver sugar scuttle ; Mr. D. SMITH, silver pickle jar ; Mr. D. SMITH, silver stand with cream jug and basin ; Mr. V. HOLMES (Melbourne), silver biscuit barrel ; Mr. and Mrs. N. BEARD and daughters, handsome silver stand with coloured glass dishes ; Mr. D. NEIL, silver and glass jam dish ; Mr. and Mrs. E. MARSHALL and daughter, silver vase ; Mr. GADSON, silver vase ; Miss SHAMMER, water bottle and glass ; Misses COOPER, teapot and shaving mug ; Mrs. LAWRENCE, hand mirror ; Miss A. and P. FARROW, pair of salad bowls ; Mrs. KOCH, tablecloth ; Miss V. RUSSELL, hat pin stand ; Miss Louie BEARD, sauce bottle ; Miss O. DICKENSON, egg cups ; Master Leslie DICKENSON, glass fruit dish ; Master Ernie DICKENSON, cake stand ; Miss D. BILLING, bread board ; Miss B. BILLING, butter dishes ; Master J. G. BILLING, photos in frames ; Miss Elma BILLING, water bottle and glass ; Mr. and Mrs. F. CHITTLEBOROUGH, set of jugs ; Miss GILES, pair of serviette rings ; Mr. TUDOR (Glenelg), silver serviette ring ; Mrs. and Miss HIGHMAN, (Broken Hill), glass fruit dish ; Miss A. BULBMANN, table cover ; Mrs. J.I. KING, table cloth and cake stand ; Miss M. and Mr. H. CHITTLEBOROUGH, pair picture frames.


Mrs. Horace SNOWDEN (nee Miss Wilhelmine KLOWSS) has been dangerously ill.


Mr. and Mrs. Geo. HOBBS, who were back in the Salt Lakes district for several weeks, have left for Horsham where they intend residing for a while.


We regret to announce that Mr. J. MACKLEY, of Duchembegarra, has been dangerously ill suffering from abscesses internally. He is still in a weak state.


The engagement is announced between Mr. Edwin SCHURMANN, eldest son of Mr. C. SCHURMANN, of Natimuk, and Miss Dorethea THIELE, only daughter of Mr. H. THIELE, of Doncaster.


Eric, the four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. McINTYRE of Salt Lk., had the misfortune to break his arm on Boxing Day. Mr. McINTYRE, who had just come in with the buggy horse, put the little chap on his back, and whilst passing through, a gate swung back, which made the horse plunge, then the little fellow fell off, and was kicked by the horse. He was taken to Harrow, where his arm was set. The little fellow is now progressing favourably.


WEST WIMMERA MAIL - January 17, 1913

We have received the first issue of the "Kowree Leader" printed at Edenhope by Mr. W. Kirkby ROBINSON, who served in the Bordertown office under Mr. Leslie DUNCAN, former leasee of the Edenhope paper.


Mr. R. BAKER advertises a Mallee farm of 1600 acres at Duchembegarra for sale or to let with the option of purchase.


On Friday evening next the Lowan Football Club will hold a social in Mr. W.G. GRANT'S barn in connection with the presentation of the trophy won by the club last season. Members and friends are invited to attend.


Land Sales
Messrs. HAGELTHORN and BOLTON, Horsham, have made the following sales of property since last report :-- On account of H.S. Le FYFFE, 41 acres, parish of Quantong, to W. CLARK, for 650 ; account of J.C. JENDE, the Farmers Unioon Hotel and furniture, Wilson street Horsham, to R. GARRISON, for 5200 ; account of H.O. GUST, 512 acres, Duchembegarra, to W. MEYER, at 2/9 per acre ; account of E. ROKESKY, 53 acres, parish of Lowan, to Messrs. SCOTT and CARTER, at 3/5 per acre.


Dentists Harris and Mathers representative, C. DOUGAL, who is recorded by the dental board, will, at the request of patients, be at Goroke, SEERY'S Hotel for two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, 21st and 22nd of January, and at NEWTON'S Hotel, Natimuk, on Thursday, 23rd January.


Wedding - SMITH -- NANKERVIS
The marriage of Captain Sydney SMITH, formally of Natimuk, to Lieutenant Mary Eva, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. NANKERVIS, of Ballarat East, took place on January 8, 1913 in Creswick Town Hall, Brigadier ALBISTON performing the ceremony. Captain and Lieutenant SMITH spent their honeymoon at Natimuk, and left here on Tuesday for their home in Mildura.


The motor car has much to answer for in the way of causing bolts. A horse belonging to Mr. Geo. COOK, of Tooan, was standing in front of Mr. SCHURMANN'S store on Monday, when a motor car came along and frightened it. It bolted up into Mr. McINTYRE'S store yard, sprinkling tins of honey out of the cart on the road as it tore along. The cart, which was eventually overturned, collided with another buggy in the yard, but not much damage was done, which was remarkable. At one time when the horse was going at a good ' bat ' around the yard, serious consequences were feared. Some slight damage to the cart and horse was the fortunate result.


On Thursday, 30th January, Messrs. YOUNG Bros. will hold a clearing sale on account of Mrs. I. DUNCAN, of Natimuk. Mrs. DUNCAN'S property is situated right in the main street, and on which is erected a fine large house of 13 rooms. Anyone on the lookout for a good township property cannot do better than inspect Mrs. DUNCAN'S. The auctioneers will also dispose of all the well kept furniture and sundries on the same day.


Wedding - FLETCHER -- CAMPBELL
The marriage of Mr. J.A. FLETCHER, second son of Mr. and Mrs. John FLETCHER, "Alton," Branxholme, and Christina, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew CAMPBELL, Miga Lake, took place on Wednesday, January 8, in the Natimuk Presbyterian Church, which was prettily decorated for the occasion. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. S. McMEEKIN, Edenhope. Mr. CAMPBELL gave away his daughter, who wore a beautiful trained gown of ivory crepe-de-chine, with silk lace trimmings. The train was trimmed with orange blossoms, true lovers' knots, and tiny horse shoes. Her veil of white tulle was arranged under a coronet of orange blossoms. She wore the bridegroom's gift, a gold bracelet. Her shower bouquet was of white carnations and asparagus and maiden hair ferns.

The bridesmaids were the Misses Grace CAMPBELL, Mary FLETCHER and Karie McKINNON. Miss CAMPBELL wore a dainty frock of pink silk with an overdress of ninon, pale pink hat trimmed with tulle to match, and carried a bouquet of pink carnations and ferns, and a gold bangle, the gift of the bridegroom. Miss FLETCHER wore a pretty dress of Quaker grey taffetta voile, trimmed with Irish crotchet lace, grey tagel hat trimmed with tiny blue roses, and carried a bouquet of blue clematis and ferns, she also wore a gold bangle, the gift of the bridegroom. Miss McKINNON wore a pretty cream silk dress with silk lace trimmings, cream lace hat trimmed with cream roses, and carried a bouquet of cream carnations and fern, and wore a sapphire dress ring, the gift of the bridegroom.

The bridegroom was supported by Mr. Walter FLETCHER as best man, and Mr. Andrew CAMPBELL and Mr. Jack PAULS as groomsmen. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a gold mounted watch guard. The bouquets were also gifts of the bridegroom. Miss Jean McMEEKIN presided at the organ, and played the Wedding March.

Many useful and handsome presents were received, many cheques, and quiet a sheaf of congratulatory telegrams. The bride travelled in a pretty coat and skirt costume of grey whip cord, with trimmings to match, and wore a grey tagel hat with pink roses. Mr. and Mrs. FLETCHER left in Mr. A. PHILIP'S car for Horsham, en route for Ballarat and Melbourne. The car was also used to convey the bridal party to and from the Church.

After the ceremony, a reception was held in the Mechanics' Hall, where guest and friends offered congratulations and well wishes, after which a nice tea was partaken of. The Rev. S. McMEEKIN, who presided, called on the bride to put the knife in the cake.. The toast list opened with the bride and bridegroom, proposed by Mr. McMEEKIN in appreciative terms, and responded to by the bridegroom in a speech, brief, but very much to the point. The bridegroom then proposed the bridesmaids, to which toast the best man responded in a suitable speech. The next toast, the brides parents, was proposed by Mr. McINTYRE in a very felicitous manner, and responded to, on behalf of his mother and father, by Mr. Andrew CAMPBELL. This toast was drunk with musical honours.

Mr. HOLMES proposed the following toasts. The bridegroom's parents, to which he did full justice in a very happy speech. On behalf of his father and mother, Mr. Walter FLETCHER suitably responded. The chairman then said that there was another toast that he would like to propose, that of Mr. and Mrs. McFADYEN, whom he had only met that day, but whose personalities had attracted him very much, and he felt that the toast was a fitting one. Mr. McINTYRE spoke to the toast, enlarging on the respect and esteem to which Mr. and Mrs. McFADYEN had been held in the community for many years. Mr. McFADYEN in the speech of the day, made a fine response, in which he tendered valuable advice to the young married couple. Mr. CAMPBELL then proposed the Chairman in a very neat concise speech. Mr. McMEEKIN having responded, and some music having been rendered by a few of the ladies, the company dispersed.


WEST WIMMERA MAIL - January 31, 1913

DEATH AT LEMON SPRINGS
A sad and unexpected death occurred at the residence of Mr. Thos. BRAY, Lemon Springs, on Thursday last at about midday, the victim being Mabel Alice BURNS, 12 years of age. An inquest was held before Mr. W. A. McPHERSON, J.P., on Friday, when the following evidence was adduced :-- Rosetta BRAY deposed-- I am a married woman, residing at Minimay. I know the deceased, Mabel Alice BURNS. She is my grand child, and has resided with me since her infancy. She was twelve years old. Last Friday she complained of feeling ill when in Goroke. She returned home with me to Lemon Springs the same night about 1 o'clock. She was up on Saturday and Sunday, but seemed to have a cold.

On Monday she got worse, and complained of having a sore throat. On Tuesday morning she appeared much better, but kept in bed and slept well at night. On Wednesday she was much better, and got up for a while during the day. Early on Thursday morning, about 7 o'clock, she appeared about the same. I returned to her about an hour afterwards, when she seemed to be getting very feverish, and gradually got worse. I sent to Goroke for Dr. BOURKE, but she died just before he arrived. During the time the deceased was ill she had considerable difficulty in breathing, and her cough was croupy. She had always been a healthy child, and has grown rapidly of late. She had never suffered from croup.

Dr. H.S. BOURKE deposed-- I was called to Mrs. BRAY'S farm at Lemon Springs at 1.30 p.m. on 23rd inst. to attend Mabel Alice BURNS. On arrival I found her dead. Next day I performed a postmortem examination. The heart was very much dilated, soft and flabby. The lower globes of both lungs were congested. The larynx was inflamed and contained membrane of a diphtheritic nature. The epiglottis and the whole glottis showed a good deal of inflammation and some oedema. The deceased must have had considerable obstruction to her breathing. In my opinion death was due to heart failure, caused by larynxeal diphtheria, and accompanied at the end by congestion and oedema of the lungs. Constable WILSON deposed that there was no external marks on the body. A verdict of death in accordance with the doctor's evidence was recorded.


WEST WIMMERA MAIL - February 7, 1913

Wedding - PENROSE - PENNY
The marriage of Mr. Henry PENROSE, of Connewirricoo, to Miss Jane PENNY, Salt Lakes, was celebrated on Wednesday, 13th January, the Rev. W.J. POWNEY being the officiating clergyman. The church was nicely decorated by lady friends of the bride.

The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, to the strains of, " The Voice that breathed o'er Eden" which was sung by the choir, looked charming in a gown of rich silk elaborately trimmed with pearl and silk insertion. She wore the usual veil over a wreath of orange blossoms, and carried a shower bouquet of double white petunias and asparagus fern with cream streamers. She also wore a gold amethyst and pendant (gift of the bridegroom).

The bridesmaid, Miss Annie PENNY, wore a cream dress prettily trimmed with satin ribbon and maroon roses. She carried a bouquet of dark red geraniums and asparagus fern with steamers to match, and wore a gold initial band ring (gift of the bridegroom). Miss Dorothy PENNY and Master Ellis HOBBS acted as pages, both being attired in cream, Dorothy wearing a gold brooch (gift of the bridegroom). Mr. Willie PENROSE acted as best man. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a gold watch guard. Fully one hundred guest partook of the breakfast, which was tastefully arranged at Lake Bank, the residence of the bride's parents.

The usual toast were proposed, Mr. POWNEY, in proposing the health of the bride and bridegroom, spoke in glowing terms of both. In responding, the bridegroom in a neat speech thanked Mr. POWNEY for his kind expressions on behalf of the bride and himself. Mr. J.H. ROSS proposed the health of the bridesmaids, which was responded to by Mr. Willie PENROSE. The health of the bride's parents was proposed by Mr. W. WRIGHT, and responded to by Mr. Thos. PENNY. The happy couple left for Horsham per Mr. BERRY'S Motor, which was also used to convey the bridal party to and from the church, to catch the express for Melbourne, where the honeymoon is being spent. The bride travelled in a navy tailor made costume and large grey hat tastefully trimmed with floral ribbon and coloured sweet peas. The presents were numerous and costly, including many cheques. Their future home will be at Pendale, Connewirricoo.


Mr. L. McLEAN, of the Horsham Savings Bank staff, on Saturday night last, fell into an ash pit while crossing the Horsham railway line, inflicting a deep gash on his forehead, which necessitated several stitches. His leg was also hurt, and his clothes, through loss of blood and grease in the pit, were considerably soiled.


WEST WIMMERA MAIL - March 14, 1913

Cricket Notes
Minimay and Booroopki played a friendly game at Booroopki last Saturday, in Mr. C. WONG'S paddock, as the Booroopki cricket ground was occupied by Goroke and Bringalbert teams, who had previously arranged to meet there. In this match Bringalbert had an easy win by 69 runs, their score being 98 and Goroke's 29.

Minimay batted first, and were disposed of for 44. P. WIILIS 12 and J. Robinson 8 being the most successful batsmen. Booroopki then took the wicket, and compiled 81, the last wicket falling sometime after sunset. Owing to the bad light and the fact that the pitch was rather rough sundries were very numerous. The scores were :--

MINIMAY
J.ROBINSON c HAWKINS b HINCH (8)
E. STEHN b O'CONNOR (0)
J. CARRACHER b CRABTREE (5)
B. LAVERY b CRABTREE (0)
P. WILLIS b HINCH (13)
A. MILES c CARRACHER b CRABTREE (0)
S. O'CONNOR c HAWKINS b HINCH (1)
A. CARRACHER not out (5)
R. GARDNER b D. CARRACHER (3)
A. CARRACHER b D. CARRACHER (0)
Sundries (9)
Total (44)

Bowling:-- F. CRABTREE 4 for 12, L. O'CONNOR 1 for 1, F. HINCH 2 for 8, D. CARRACHER 2 for 1, A. ROBINSON 0 for 6.

BOOROOPKI
L. O'CONNOR b S O'CONNOR (8)
F. HINCH b E. STEHN (2)
P. CARRACHER b WILLIS (0)
L. HAWKINS b WILLIS (12)
F. CRABTREE retired (8)
E. CARRACHER b S. O'CONNOR (6)
C. WONG b S O'CONNOR (6)
A. HAWKINS not out (0)
D. CARRACHER c and b E. STEHN (10)
McGREGOR c O'CONNOR b CARRACHER (6)
D. CRABTREE b O'CONNOR (3)
sundries (20)
Total (81)

Bowling :-- S O'CONNOR 4 for 15, E. STEHN 2 for 18, P. WILLIS 2 for 20, A. CARRACHER 1 for 13.


Messrs. Mark SMITH, Ted BURRIS and Hans RASMUSSEN put in a useful day laying out the route for the telephone line which is to be erected by the people of Grass Flat between WEBB'S and the Government line at Arapiles. They marked with pegs the places where the poles are to be erected, removed all obstructions and otherwise made ready for the erection of the poles. It is estimated that 100 poles will be needed. Some trees directly on the line are to be utilised instead of poles.


WEST WIMMERA MAIL - March 28, 1913

Marriages - BLAKE -- OLIVER
The marriage of Mr. Arthur Prentice BLAKE, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur BLAKE, of Noradjuha, with Miss Effie OLIVER, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. OLIVER, took place at the residence of the bride's parents, Grass Flat, on Wednesday last in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. The Rev. Mr. M. KAY performed the ceremony. The bride, who was given away by her father, was neatly attired in white figured silk sicilian. The bridesmaid, Miss May OLIVER, sister of the bride, wore ivory silk. The best man was Mr. Vic BLAKE, brother of the bridegroom.

After the ceremony a sumptuous tea was partaken of, at the close of which the toasts of the Bride and Bridegroom, the Bridesmaid and the Parents were proposed and acknowledged. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a gold brooch and pendant, and to the bridesmaid a gold brooch. The bride's present to the bridegroom was a pair of gold sleeve links. Among the other presents received were the following :--

  • Father of bride, cheque
  • Mother of bride, gold ring
  • Mr. and Mrs. A. BLAKE, bag of flour
  • Mr. V. BLAKE, cheque
  • Miss H. BLAKE, lamp
  • Miss C. BLAKE, clothes brush
  • Misses OLIVER, bedroom ware
  • Mr. W.E OLIVER, pair of fruit plates
  • Mr. E. OLIVER, bread board and teapot stand
  • Mr. C. OLIVER, photo frame
  • Mr. W. SACK, silver cruet
  • Mr. H. BALLINGER, set of carvers
  • Mrs. OLIVER snr., bellows and table centre
  • Mr. and Mrs. L.A. OLIVER, half dozen desert spoons
  • Mr. and Mrs. F. OLIVER, comport and jam dish
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. BUTLER, glass jug and tumblers
  • Mr. and Mrs. A.G. SUDHOLZ, dinner set
  • Mr. and Mrs. G. MUEGEL, mincer
  • Mr. E. and Miss A. BUTLER, sauce bottle and d'oyley
  • Mr. and Mrs. WEBB and family, case of cutlery
  • Mr. J. GIBSON, set of carvers
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. LANE, pair of sauce bottles
  • Miss WALLER, silver mounted jam dish
  • Miss B. COLYER, silver mounted salt cellars and sugar basin
  • Mr. W. RETALLACK, silver mounted salt cellars
The bride and bridegroom caught the evening train at Arapiles en route for Melbourne. The bride travelled in a dress of grey faced cloth, trimmed with braid and buttons.


PEARSE -- MACKELY
The marriage took place on Wednesday of Mr. PEARSE and Miss MACKLEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. MACKELY. Both parties resided at Duchembegarra. The Rev Thos. GRAY officiated. The bridesmaids were Miss PEARSE (sister of the bridegroom) and Miss MACKLEY (sister of the bride). Mr. Robert PEARSE, brother of the bridegroom, was best man.

(Note ! The spelling MACKELY, MACKLEY, is how it appears in the paper).


IRVING -- RATCLIFFE
The marriage of Mr. Jack IRVING, son of Mr. and Mrs. IRVING, of Sydney, with Millie, fifth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. RATCLIFFE, of Natimuk, took place at St. Patrick,s Cathedral, Ballarat, on Easter Monday. A full report will appear later.


Kitchen Teas
A very enjoyable time was spent in the Quantong Hall on Wednesday afternoon and evening in honour of Miss Alice MURPHY and Mr. A. SCOTT, who will shortly enter the bonds of matrimony. In the afternoon a goodly number of ladies sat down to daintily set tables and enjoyed the good things provided. Miss Alice, sitting at the head of the table, was supported by Mrs. HOYLE, who in a neat speech referred to the many good qualities of Alice and wished her all the joy and happiness possible. Mrs. Jack MURPHY, on behalf of Alice, feelingly responded, then the ladies rose and sang, For She's a Jolly Good Fellow. A kitchen polka was then danced by the ladies, using kitchen utensils as tambourines etc., with the pretty polka played by Mrs. JOST. Several songs were then rendered by the Misses SCHMIDT and CHEQUER and Mrs. Jack MURPHY. Some 60 or 70 ladies and gentlemen assembled again in the evening when dancing, interposed with songs, was thoroughly enjoyed. Each kitchen utensil presented to Miss MURPHY had a verse attached to it composed by the giver. These Mr. LILLYWHITE read from the platform during the evening, causing much amusement. More songs were then rendered by Messrs. CLARK, CARTER, and HOYLE. A sumptuous supper, followed by the singing of Auld Lang Syne, terminated a happy day.

A kitchen tea was held in the Grass Flat Church on Monday night in honour of Miss Ethel OLIVER, prior to her marriage, when many useful presents were received from her Grass Flat and other friends. The evening was spent in games, singing and speeches, and supper was also provided. Messrs. P. BUNWORTH and Fred OLIVER made complimentary speeches regarding the guest of the evening.


Mr. BOUSFIELD is now building a new house for Mr. Ben BOEHM.

The same contractor has also the contract for building a four roomed brick house for Mr. Bert HATELEY on "Jubilee Farm" near Mitre Lake Station.

Jas. GARNER, aged 64, while leading a bull from a paddock at Dandenong, on Monday, was rushed by the animal and gored to death.

Mr. M. FISCALINI left Natimuk on Wednesday night to take charge of the Queen's Head Hotel, Ballarat East.

Dr. BIRD has secured the residence recently occupied by Mr. M. FISCALINI for private hospital purposes.

John CHILDS, aged 20, was killed in a bicycle road race at Heywood through colliding with another rider.

Mr. E. BROWN, whose address is care of WHELAN'S Hotel, Natimuk, announces that he will break in horses to saddle or harness.

On April 14 Messrs. YOUNG Bros. will conduct a clearing sale of horses, cattle, sheep and farm plant on account of Mr. Peter RASMUSSEN, of Grass Flat.


WEST WIMMERA MAIL - April 11, 1913

Mr. Fred DEWAR, son of Mr. James DEWAR, of Natimuk, has been suffering from an eye trouble and left for Melbourne yesterday to have an operation on one of his eyes.


The marriage of Mr. Horace LEE, of Geelong, to Jean, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.O. WALTERS, of Cavendish, and formally of Tooan East, was celebrated at Hamilton yesterday week.


Mr. J. MARSH, of Goroke, has harvested what seems to be an easy local record yield of oats. Mr. H.W. STEHN has just finished thrashing on Mr. MARSH'S farm, and from six acres of New Zealand dim oats he put through the thrasher 138 bags of clean grain, for an average yield of over 80 bushels to the acre. The season was favourable for oats in the Goroke district, but all the same the yield mentioned has probably never been reached before up that way, and shows what the land there is capable of producing.


While putting fresh straw on the machinery shed on the 1st. of April, Mr. A. MORRISON, who, round the other side of the shed, heard his son calling out that the shed was on fire. Being April fool's day, Mr. MORRISON thought that his son was having a joke, and did not take much notice, till he was alarmed by sight of smoke. He immediately set to work to try to extinguish the fire, but it had got too great a hold; but with the aid of help they managed to get all the machinery out, but three machines, which were destroyed. Mr. MORRISON estimates his loss at 200.


DEATH OF MRS. LOCKWOOD
Expressions of profound regret were heard everywhere on Sunday last when it became known that Mrs. LOCKWOOD, wife of Mr. A.W. LOCKWOOD, of the "West Wimmera Mail," had passed away during the previous night, and even among the circle of her more intimate friends, who had known for some time that there was no hope of recovery, her death came as a severe shock. The first indications of the illness, which eventually caused her death, were noticed some 2 years ago, just when the youngest of her four children was being weaned, and early last year it was found necessary to perform an operation. The relief obtained, however, was only temporary, and it cannot be said that she enjoyed any really good health ever since. However, she was not of a complaining nature, and she attended to her many duties in connection with her home and the bringing up of her children with commendable zeal, as well as being a great help to her husband in the literary work connected with the newspaper.

Ten weeks ago, however, failing strength compelled her to give in, and it was then evident to those that attended her that her days on this earth were numbered. Despite all that medical skill and careful nursing could do, she became gradually weaker, and on Saturday it was plain to her medical advisor, Dr. BIRD, that the call for her to relinquish her hold on things on this earth and ascend to her heavenly rest would come ere Sunday morning's sun. Nearing midnight she asked for a newspaper, but soon afterwards her head drooped, there was a sigh, and her soul had gone peacefully to it's Maker.

Born at Whroo on February 1st, 1873, the late Mrs. LOCKWOOD was thus in her 40th year. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Julia FRANCIS. Having gained a scholarship at an early age, she entered the Presbyterian Ladies College at Melbourne, where she passed brilliantly in almost every subject. Her natural bent was the medical profession, but her strength was not equal to the course of strenuous study necessary for that profession. She therefore entered the Education Department, and had charge of her first school, Toombullup, at the age of 17, and subsequently taught at Goldie, and lake Elingamite. The relationship existing between her and the school children was something more than that of mere teacher and scholars, the children becoming very endeared to her, so much so, that some of them kept in touch by correspondence up till the time of her death. Needless to say they all deplore the death of one whose association with them did not end at the call of "dismiss," for Mrs. LOCKWOOD was an educationalist in human sympathy, far beyond the teaching inside the four walls of a school.

Though her strength was hardly enough to stand it, she philanthropically commenced a night school in Natimuk for the benefit of young people, who wished to improve their education, which continued till failing health commanded it's discontinuance, and was highly appreciated not only by those attending, but by parents and relatives hardly known to her, and the extent of whose gratitude she probably never knew.

In 1900 she was married to Mr. A.W. LOCKWOOD in the quiet little village of Elaine, (where her eldest brother was teaching). Her husband and four children-----three sons and a daughter, the eldest 11, and the youngest 2 1/2 years, are left to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother, and whose influence over them for good can never die. Mrs. LOCKWOOD held very strong convictions on the temperance, social and political questions. She was always outspoken, and one always knew exactly where she stood on any question whether her views met with popular favour or not. She was exceptionally gifted as a linguist, and her conversation at all times quaint, humorous, and interesting. She took a deep interest in local public affairs.

The large number of people who followed her mortal remains to their last resting place, the Natimuk cemetery, on Monday was a testimony in itself to the respect with which Mrs. LOCKWOOD was regarded by the people of the town and district. Mr. GOODWIN, (Church of Christ), conducted the service, and the funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. R. SISSON. The pall bearers were Messrs. A. BARKER, Jas. BUTLER, Geo. ANTONY, Aug GLADIGAU, H. HOUSTON and R.G. McCLURE. A large number of floral tributes were received, and the staff of the "West Wimmera Mail" gave an artistic permanent glass covered wreath.

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