West Wimmera Mail & Natimuk & Goroke Advertiser
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WEST WIMMERA MAIL - January 10, 1913
SUCCESSFUL PICNIC - MOREA and OZENKADNOOK
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.
Wedding Bells - BILLING - DICKENSON
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 :-
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.
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 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 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
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 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
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 :--
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.
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
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 :--
PEARSE -- MACKELY
(Note ! The spelling MACKELY, MACKLEY, is how it appears in the paper).
IRVING -- RATCLIFFE
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
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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