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GUNN'S SAWMILL, AT CROSSOVER. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 6 September 1898
GUNN'S SAWMILL, AT CROSSOVER. This sawmill is situated about 2 miles from the Crossover railway station, whence the tnimber is dis patched from the mill by means of a horse-tramn. .When Mir. W. Gunn decided to transfer his plant from Gainsborough to Crossover, some twelve months ago, he undertook a pretty leaaLvy.task. In the first place the train-line had to be laid through a net-work of diggers holes, and tne engine and boiler had to be taken along a road which, being the boundary between Buln Buln and Warragul shires, was in a shocking bad order for traffic. The engine and boiler h;ad also to be taken across a bridge which was so ricketty that MIr. Gunn had to renew most of the piles at his own expense. It will thus be understood that erecting a saw-mill in such a spot was no easy task. However all difli culties were surmounted, and a start made. All went well until the hush fires ravaged the district. Then mill work had to be suspended, and all hands were called upon to fight th...
ORDINARY BUSINESS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 6 September 1898
ORDINARY BUSINESS. After dinner the President and councillors adjourned to the Council Chambers and transacted the ordinary business of the council. CORRESPONDENCE. From D. Fairweather, Crossover, re state of road from Crossover station to wards the old Crossover diggings, and stating that he had no outlet.-Cr. Ward s?saidl-omething was certainly required. Referred to estimate. From A. C. Lloyd, teacher Crossover State School, reporting several cases of measles. From W. J. Davey, Neerim South, making a similar report. From the Warragul shire, asking the council to place a stun on the next esti mate for improvements to the Telegraph ,road.-Referred to estimates. From Albert Harris, M.L.A., enclosing communication from MIr. Taverner, to the effect that lie had made provision in the draft estimates to assist the shire. Received. Fromn D, M. Haflie, asking that the council fence the deviation road into sec. 25, Lardner, from where the road leaves Simpson's to where it regains the origin...
RE-DIRECTION. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 13 September 1898
RE-DIRECTION. Letters, packets, and newspapers are re-directed, without charge. to any part of Victoria, upon the written request of the addressee. They may also be re-posted, with a fresh direction, by an agent of the addressee, within a day of delivery, pro vided they have not been opened. Let ters, &c., may also be re-posted to other colonies and countries, provided that the difference (if any) in postage be paid.
THE MARRIAGE LAWS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 13 September 1898
THE MARRIAGE LAWS. On July 7th. in the Utpper House of Convocation, the Bishop of London pre Sented to the Uper HIouse the Report on the [Marriage Laws drawn up by their lordships and discussed by them at lIngth in private. No puili:e discussion took place, but the Ilishop of Lo:ndin moved, and the Bishop of Oxfoird sc onded, its adoption. The drift of the document may be ga th.,ered from its concluding sentences : "It ought in our judgment to be clea'rly end stro!lylv impressed upon the faith ful, and upon the clergy as their ad visers in the matter of discipline and conduct. that the Christian ideal is that of indissoluble marriage, and that the most dutiful and loyal course, even in the case of the innocent party, is to put aside any thought of re-marriage after divorce. But if any Christian. conscien tiously believing himself or hers21f to be permitted by our Lord's words to re marry, determine to do so, then endeavor should be made to dissuade such per son from seeking marriage...
FARM NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 13 September 1898
FARM NOTES. It is a eurlius fact that so long as the calf's flood is chietly milk it has no craving for salt. This craving begins when the calf begins to eat grass and other veigetables, all of which require some salt to aid in their digestion. ('ows that are salted only irregularly give less milk than they should, and what they do give furnishes cream that is ditficult to chrn. The ordin:lr:, -egg weighs about -410 grains, and is t good andl cheap cncen triated food. The greater part of.r tie. egg is albumen. Thetire is abundant ash also. .\l1 egg conlt:lins. roughly, 75 per cent. of waler, 1.5 of carbon. and 2'' of niitrlogen. Abounit 12" per cent, is a:lbiu men and al:out 10 is oils and fat. Albit men is the actual fiesh-formtiler, whiile fats give healt and liroduce force.. Tih liner:il mlatter contains phosphates necessary for bones. - It often happeins that a gir.lft requires several weeks to effect at union with the stock, and until this is done it is liable to be mnoved by w...
The West Gippsland Gazette. WARRAGUL, SEPTEMBER 13, 1898 [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 13 September 1898
WARRAGUL, SEPTEM BER 13 1898 Warragul occupies a proud place in the list of prize winners in connection with the "Alan bequest " of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria, for the best" Biblical Knowledge" possessed by any scholar of the Sunday School belonging to that denomination, throughout Victoria. The classes for the examination are divided into three main divisions Senior, Intermediate, and Junior. In the senior division there were 199 com petitors, and among the highest we find the names of Miss Mary Picken, Warragul, with a score of 90-the highest being 98-and awarded the eighth prize. Her sister Miss Jessie Picken was a close competitor of gain ing the 9th prize on the " passed " list while a little lower down are the names of Miss Margaret Iothroyd and Miss Agnes M'Neil. Considering that the competition is open to all the Presbyterian scholars in Victoria, the triumph achieved by Misses Mary and Jessie Picken must be as graifying to their parents, as it is creditable to them...
MORE BLESSED TO GIVE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 13 September 1898
MORE BLESSED TO GV?E. N.t to me he the gold of the strong, Or comnpassionate dole of the wceak, Give Ine t.nol the beauty of irvi:. The patience and ruth of tle wieck: Give nit soveetness unasked. as tile flower, Or softnieOs uIllstroked, as the dove. We but draw from the ono. indivisib!e Power, "For tlhe source of ouri' giving is Love. Have ye feared that in giving ye lose Or dreamed ye that patience may wane? Have ye looked for the beauty to fade, Or the heart's blood be offere.1 in vain? But draw front the full-speringing wvell That is fed from highi sources above, And garner your your harvest that summenlr may tell Of the multiplied riches of Love. There is that wtthholdtth, and, lo! Bare ashes where roses have been; There again is. that scattered abroad And wide acres are smiling and green. At1 favored of gifts, shall ye give, As God gives himself from above, For otlly the living eternally live, And only the loving shall love. --IMartha W. HItchcock.
THE GOVERNMENT GRANT OF £150,000. TO FOURTH, FIFTH, AND SIXTH CLASS SHIRES. PRESIDENT P.J. SMITH ON THE BASIS OF DISTRIBUTION. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 13 September 1898
THE GOVERNMENT GRANT OF £150,000. TO FOURTH, FIFTH, AND SIXTH CLASS SHIRES. L PRESIDENT P. J. SMITH ON THE BASIS OF DISTRIBUTION. At the meeting of the Warragul Shire Council on Wednesday, Presi dent Smith again brought under the notice of the councillors the proposed distribution of the Government grant to poorer shires. The President said at the last meet ing of the council this matter was referred to, and the secretary was in structed to write to 'Mr. G. J. Turner, M.L.A., in reference to it. So far, however, no reply had been received. I He would like to get the opinion of the council upon this proposal of the Government to distribute £150,000, extending over three years, amongst the 4th, 5th, and sixth class shires. Al'.oether there were 29 of them, and I the proportion which should come to the Warragul Shire would be about £5000 or £6000. The 4th class would receive less and the 6th would get more, and as this shire was in the 5th class, they should reasonably expect to get th...
FANCY DRESS BALL. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 13 September 1898
FANCY DRESS BALL. All the arranigements in connection with the Ball to be held at the Public Hall to-morrow night are now completed. The generous publicity which has been given to the Ball by the active canvassing of the ladies' committee and the secretary, as well as through the advertising columns of the "Gazette," has resulted in a large number of tickets being sold. The hall will be decorated and a splendid supper provided: For those guests who do not dance, card tables, etc., will be provided. Some elegant cos tumnes will be worn, and a very enjoy able evening is anticipated. Miss Mildred C. Stocks, of Drouin West has been; awarded the "Leader" prize for the best map of Victoria.
THE CHAMPION FAT OX. NEARLY 2,500lbs IN WEIGHT. THE GUESSING WINNER. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 13 September 1898
THE CHAMPIt)N FAT OX. NEARLY 2,S001bs IN WEIGHT. THE GUESSING WINNER. Considerable interest was centred in the sale at Flemington on Wednes day of the fat ox which attracted so much attention at the Royal Agricul tuaal Show by reason of his being reputed to be the largest and heaviest beast ever seen in the colonies. After some spirited bidding the animal was knocked down to Mr F. J. Freame, butcher, of Port Melbourne, for the handsome price of £30. After the sale he was weighed, and was found to turn the scale at 24851b live weight. It will conie as a. surprise to many to learn that, after all, he was not the heaviest bullock in the show, and that a roan beast with a broken horn, owned by Messrs Widdis Brothers, and Which was not awarded a place, beat the reputed " champion fat ox" at live weight scaling 26301b. A not able fact is that an enterprising show man offered £50 for the "fat ox," but in view of the conditions of the guess ing competition held in connection with the beast,...
LOCAL MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 13 September 1898
LOCAL MAILS. MAILS CLOSE at WARIIAGUL for the following places, at the under mentioned times : Melbournc and all Sta-. 10.15 a.m. & 7 p.m. tions on Line ... j Sale alid all Stations) 10.1 p.m. &7p.ni. on Line... ... 10.1 p.m. &7p.ni. Buln Buln. Neerinm) Mon. Wed. & Sat. South, Rokebv, 11.10 a.m.;Tues. Neerimn ... ... and Thur., noon. Tues. & Thurs. 12 Crossover ... ... noon; Saturdays 11.10 a.m. 1Mondays, Wed Lardner ... ... nesdays, & Fri days 11.15 a.m. Ellinbank Seaview, and Ferndale; Tues days and Fridays 11.80 a.m. Printed and published by A. J. HARnvEY and Co., proprietors, every Tuesday morning, at their offices, Victoria street, Warragul, in the colony of Victoria.
POST CARDS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 13 September 1898
POST CAIIDS. The following is an extract from the " Postal Guide ": "Private cards bearing adhesive stamps are allowed to be used as post cards be tveen places in Victoria, under the follow ing conditions, viz.: "That they be made of ordinary card board, not thicker than the material used for the official post card, and measure not less than 4in. Iy 3in., nor more than 5Ain. by h3in. ' That there be nothing affixed, writ ten, printed, or otherwise impressed on the front thereof except the address and stamps in payment of postage, and the following words when printed only, viz.: -' Post Card.' The address only to be written on this side."
CHURCH SERVICES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 13 September 1898
CHURCH SHEHVICES. Church of England, Rev. A. J. Cole, Warragul, 11 and 7. Presbyterian, Rev. Hunter, Wari'agul, 11 anal 7; Lardncr, 3 p.m. Wesleyan, Rlev. Alday, Warragul 11 and 7; South Warragul, 2.30, Mr Jones Yarragon, Mr Cropley, Rlokcby, Rev. Alday. Catholic Church : Mass will be cele brated as follows:- Darnum, 9 a.m., Trafalgar, 9 a.m.; Vespers, 7 p.m.; Moe, 11 a.m. ; Warragul, 11 a.m., Vespers 7 p.m.
THEIR COLORS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 13 September 1898
THEIR COLORS. T'hey prrhed in a reow on tlh garden-ga?. Little lads too and one little maid Bobby and Ienny and serious Kate. Thoughtfully watthinr g a rainbow fade'. "'Which of the (onors do you like best?' Serious Rate in the silence said. Lab's round eyes followed frontr east to west The lna llous archi-.i and lie anss wered, "Because it s thie brichteet. W\hich do you?" Kate considered; bt i;i n repliedl. '131Bue's the prettiest-I like blue: And mother says it's the best. beside. "The sea and the sk?y are both of 'ear blue. And the prettiest flowers. and the baby's eyes; So she likes it best. and I like it too And it 's better than red," says lien the wise. BuJt then spoke Kate with a llnig. lonlg .?are- A puzzled st"roe-at the fading bow: "The color I like best is n't thcri- ".\iiy color is catable brown you Inrw.";r. "'Yr.:" color is what?" cried Plcbby and l'ne, Forgetting lthe lail:ls of blue and red. Anrd "''e'atable brownl." said l&lt;atei again. ''Like l'iasse s e...
SEA VIEW. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 13 September 1898
SEA VIEW. The grass is coming along splendid ly with the sunshine and shower, which we have experienced lately. The cattle which were sent away from the district, at the time of the bush fires, are now returning to their old pastures. Fencing is still in full swing and everybody seems busy. The residents on Tatoora estate should have a good prospect before them this season.
NEW PERSEVERANCE GOLD MINING COMPANY. ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS. ELECTION OF DIRECTORS. 11,840 SHARES REPRESENTED, OUT OF 12,000. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 13 September 1898
NEW PERSEVERANCE GOLD MINING COMPANY. ANNUAL MEETING OF SHARE HOLDERS. ELECTION OF DIRECTORS. 11,840 SHARES REPRESENTED, OUT OF 12,000. The annual meeting of shareholders in the above company was held at the Shire Hall on Friday evening. There was a splendid attendance, about 40 shareholders being present. Out of the 12,000 shares in the company, 11,840 were represented. This was considered a record, and it certainly was a very gratifying testimony to the real live interest which is taken in the affairs of the company by the share holders. Mr. G. W. Anderson, Chair man of Directors, presided. The balance-sheet and report were submitted to the shareholders, the former showing a balance in the bank to the credit of the company of £25 18s. Id. Mr. Day asked if all the accounts of the Company were paid up to August 31st, 1898. Mr. J. Whyte : Yes, all paid. After a brief discussion the balance sheet and report were adopted. The chairman then announced that in accordance with the rules of...