July 19-25, 2020. Presented by Mildura and District Historical Society. Compiled by Ann Ziguras and Sue Kelly for the Mildura Rural City Council Library Service.
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NEWS: Mildura is now connected by telephone with Melbourne and conversations can be had with the city and also with scores of other centres. A new trunk telephone line has been erected between Mildura and Ballarat and is now available for business. The rates for conversation and speaking distances between Mildura and Melbourne are tabulated. To speak from Mildura to Massey, Litchfield, Donald, Cope Cope or St Arnaud, the charges between 8am and 8pm are 2/4 for the first three minutes and 1/9 for each additional three minutes. Between 8pm and 8am, charges are 1/2 and lld respectively. Ouyen can be called for one shilling (9d for additional time) in the day time or for 6d at night. Conversation with Melbourne is listed at 4/4 for first three minutes and 3/3 for second three minutes in the day-time with 2/2 and 1/8 respectively at night. Rev A.T. Holden, BA, BBE, who was a chaplain during the Boer War in the early part of this century and again during the great European war, had a crowded congregation at the Methodist Church last Sunday evening. On Monday night he gave an address at Irymple and last night at Nichols' Point. This evening he will speak in the Methodist Church at Merbein and to-morrow night he will give in the Mildura Shire Hall a very interesting address on Three Years Abroad with the AIF Diggers. Considerable additions are being made to the Cultivator buildings for the housing of the new machinery to be used in producing the Sunraysia Daily. Owing to the shortage of materials, building has not been so rapid as was anticipated. It is very unlikely therefore that the new paper will issue before the 1st October. The old Cultivator under the present proprietary will keep going till the 30th September. River steamers will soon be busy once more, and the Murray shipping fleet is preparing for action. The SS Renmark is on her way up-stream from Murray Bridge, and may go on as far as Mildura, The Ruby will leave Murray Bridge about the 22nd for Mildura, and will leave Morgan again on the 31st for the Swan Hill trip. In consequence of the Ruby going on to Swan Hill, there will be no down-boat from Mildura on August 4, but the Gem will take up the Mildura running from Morgan on the 7th. In the meanwhile the Marion will leave Morgan for Renmark on July 26 and will start her usual run from the Bridge to Renmark on the 31st. If sufficient inducement offers the SS William Davies may be coming along this week as well as the Renmark. Federal incomes tax returns are now due. All except businesses must be in by July 1st. Those who have businesses will need to send in not later than August 31st. Forms of return may be obtained at any post office. The Rhodes Scholar for 1920 is CEG Beveridge, a native of Samoa. His chief school education was gained in the Church of England Grammar School, Geelong, and he was afterwards in Trinity College.