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THE NURSERY. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 24 February 1914
THE NURSERY. AHome-made Picture Books. -Little childn enjoy piotures, especially col-: ored ones. Books for the. mounting of pictures are not expensivoe.to, buy, buit the mother or nurse with con structive development will soon put to gether paste-board lids of boxes "-'and strongly glue a piece of calico to the edges to fix them in book form to ad mit of leaves and pictures to be pasted later. A strip of brightly patterned cretonne pasted over the whole, and two strings neatly seamed to the middle of each back to tie the book together, ma-kes strong durable backs that will bear a lot of knocking about. Creative Productions. -Perhaps, af ter all, the rudely made book that each child has helped to make and watched grow gives the greatest satisfaction : to: the small folk after all. It- is, good, to have many books, and keep them dis tinctive as a class. . The Animal Book may be started .vith pictures. of horses, dogs, goats, donkeys,': etc., gradually developing intoan 'ani mial Zoo....
AEROPLANES V. DIRIGIBLES. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 24 February 1914
AEROPLANES V. DIRIGIBLES.. Five hundred rounds of ball cartridges were successfully fired from a machine. gun mounted on the upper deck of the marine Zeppelin II., at Friedriehsafen, The airship was travelling at the rate. of forty-five miles an hour in a strong. wind. The gun was handled with ease and precision. Recently the marine Zeppelin I. remained in constant wire less colmmunication with her homc sta tion while the airship was making a twelve-hour fight during which time she could have come to England and return ed. The born enemy of the dirigible is, of course, the aeroplane, in which Eng land is specialising. The aeroplane, for instance, has much greater elevation powers than the dirigible.. It can climb to 18,000 feet, and then its endurance is about exhausted. The Zeppelin can rise to 10,000 feet and then travel for twenty hours at that elevation. The dirigible has an average speed of forty miles an hour, against the seventy-five miles an hour of the aeroplane. But no aer...
THE PIG A GRAZING ANIMAL. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 24 February 1914
THE PIG A GRAZING ANIMAL. The too closely penninig of pigs (ex cept :ulhile topping up) is a mistake. In :;a stai.e of iiatreo the pig is a grazing .inimal: For breeding and growing pigs. a:grass outrun is profitable. Admitting thi t. pigs must be fed differently, from otheir stook, when housed, yet grass is ýstill 't natural food to them, even as "it is to horses and cows. Pigs graze as close to the grund as sheep. It is :sometimes stated4 that pasture deterior iates :under cows, but whether this be so or not, pigs benefit.pasturage, and S'apidly improve poor quality grass. Even the very youngest pigs running w?ith the mother will graze a little, but 'should be given some other food ,as well. Shade and shelter are neces :sary. Sunburn is to be guarded against Even with larger pigs, a sudden change from dull to sunny weather- during the hotter portion or the year means sunburn. "When grass is` plentiful, store pigs of all ages oan be run on it cheaply, _and need but very. little tro...
A LAKE OF SOAP. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 24 February 1914
A LAKE OF SOAP. One of Nature's marvels is to be seen in the north-east corner of the State of Washington. It is a lake which bears the name of Soap Lake, and is three 'miles in length by one mile in breadth. The water in the lake tastes like a mixture of soap and salt, and its peculiar properties are such that.-when the water is heated, no soap is required for a bath, for as soon as the water comes ,into contact with the natural oil of the skins it is gently rubbed, it forms a beautiful lather . The only drawbliack is that when ap plied to the head, one's hair is apt to turn from its natural color to a dusty red, if not washed with fresh water. In other words, it bleaches, the soda in the water no doubt being the cause of this. The Soap lake is well-known through out America on account of its wonder ful healing properties. Indeed, 'it is asserted that its waters provide a oure for all the ills the flesh is heir to. Rheumatism, skin diseases, stomach and blood disorders-all seem to ...
MR ROGER WALLACE [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 February 1914
MR ROGER WALLACE The public examination of Mr Roger Wallace. K.C.. regarding his failure was held yesterday in the Court of Bank ruptcy (says "The Daily Mail" of De cember 17). He said he began business as a chemical merchant many years ago. The year 1S97 was disastrous, and his liabilities reached £150,000. He handed over all his assets to trustees for the benefit of his creditors, and a great many of them were paid in full. rle studied for the Bar, and was called in April, 1SS2. Hh earned for many years up to 190S between £6000 and £7000 per annum. The Official Receiver: Why did you not stick to your profession? Mr Wallace said he had always been interested in new things-in chemical research and electricity-and he was in a good many companies. His fees from the directorships varied; one year they reached £5000. One company brought him a profit of £30,000; the financial difficulties of another caused him to lose £30,000. He had brought in a scheme for payment of his present credito...
LIVING=IN ABUSES MEAT ON THEIR PLATES. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 February 1914
LIVINi-IN ABUSES MEAT ON THEIR PLATES. Hotel, club and restaurant workers crowded the Kingsway Theatre yes terday to demand the abolition of the living-in system and the application of the Shops Act (reports "The Daily News" on December 15). Mr P. C. Hoffmann, general organ iser of the Shop Assistants' Union, said that in one of the most fashion able houses in the West End the as sistants had to sleep in the shop. In a large town in the North of England a well-known firm of drap ers had been heavily fined for having on its premises carcases of diseased mutton for the consumption of the staff. "You will hardly credit it," he continued, "but that very firm had a list of rules, one of which read: 'Any member of the staff leaving meat on his or her plate will be fined six pence.' "
Port Fairy Telephone Bureau [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 February 1914
Port Fairy Telephone Bureau Day service 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed on Sundays, Christmas Day, and Good Friday. On other holidays open from 9 a.m. till 12 noon and 6 p.m till 8 p.m. STATIONS AND CHARGES. Town, Mileage. First 3 Each addi. mine. tional 3 mines, Allansford • 29 8d 6d Camperdown 68 Is 9d, Colao 94 ls 4d Is Cape Nelson 52 ls 9d Croassley 114i 2d 2d Cudgee . 32 8d 6d Dennington 18 3d 3d Framlingham 3U 8d 6d Garvoo 464 86 6d Geelong 143 la 10d 'la 4d Hamilton 91* ls 4d ls Hexham 72i la 4d Is Heywood 60 la 9d Hawkesdale 28 8d 6d Illowa 18 3d - 3d Kentbruck 71 - la 9d Kirkstall 18 3d 3d Koroit 11 2d 2d Warrnambool 21 4d 3d Yambuk 12 2d 2d Mt Gambier 107 Is 10d sl 4d Narrawong 34 8d 6d Nelson 88 Is 4d Is Panmure 391 4 8d 8d Portland 44 8d 6d Penshurst 711 ls 9d Terang 491 8d 6d Tyrendarra 27 8d. 6d Tyrendarra E 21J 4d 3d Fee for messanger call, any persoi within a radius of one mile .d
LOST TELEGRAMS POST OFFICE MUDDLE [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 February 1914
LOST TELERMiaS POST OFFICE MUDDLE Two telegrams concerned in the case have been lost by the Post Ofthe it was stated at Chatham Police Coute yesterday (says "The Daily eailc ou December 20), when Karl Hentschel was charged on remand with sending a telegram to his wife, threatening to kill her. Hentschel is the aenng to recently gave himself up as a an eho spy, the prosecution, however, erman withdrawn because he might haveg thought that he was shielded bhave promise of protection made to him by another authority to which he had made confidential communications. Richard Saunderson, a clerk in the Accountant General's Department, General Post Office, London, said that the originals of two telegrams Which had been asked for could not be found. Arthur Edgar Kimber, overseer at the Chatham Post Office, stated that he sent the missing telegrams to the secretary at the General Post Office. London, and had not seen them since. The Magistrate: The telegrams Were produced to me in this court....
Races to Come. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 February 1914
Races to Come. -0- Saturday, February 28-Kirkstall picnic Saturday, Feb 28-South Purumbete Saturday, March 7-Cobden -Saturday, March 14-Garvoc Tuesday, March 17-Koroit Saturday. March 21 Hexham Tuesday, March 24-Caramut Saturday, March 28-Dixie Races Easter Monday (April 13)-Penshurst Saturday, April 25-Port Fairy May 5, 6, 7-Warrnambool May 13, 14-Coleraine Saturday, May 16-Kirkstall May 20, 21-Casterton Monday, January 26 - Branxholme Carnival and Sports. Wednesday, February 11 - Portland Show Wednesday, March 11-Digby Show
CHOCOLATE SUPPLIED [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 February 1914
CHOCOLATE SUPPLIED Automatic machines for the supply of chocolate on the L.C.C. tramcars are "the latest thing". A six months' experiment with them on tramcars running from the Ham mersmith depot is recommended by the Highways Committee of the LIC.C. The machines are to be fitted to the upper "saloon" decks. The proposal comes from a Mr A. H. Vincent, who is pre pared to pay a rent at the rate of £2/10/ per car each year. If the experiment is a succes-s and the roof-covered cars over the tramway system generally are fitted with these boxes, the Highways Committee thinks that a revenue of nearly £400) would be secured. Apart from the financial question, they add, "the supply in the Council's tramcars of cheap and wholesome chocolate would confer a considerable benefit upon the passengers using the tramways" particularly in the case of the all-night cars and the workmen's services. From automatic machines for choco late (says "The Daily News") it seems but an easy and natural step to ...
RAILWAY TIME TABLE. MELBOURNE TO PORT FAIRY. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 February 1914
RAILWAY TIME TABLE. MELBOURNm TO PORT FAIRY. A.M. P.M. Melbourne 6.30 3.50 Geelong .. .. arr 8.10 5.23 dep 8.35 5.46 Colac .. ... arr 10.41 7.50 dep 10.56 8.9 ... arr 12.0 9.30 Camperdown.. P.M. dep 12.14 9.58 arr 12.44 10.8 Terang .. ... dep 12.51 10.13 arr 1.57 10.38 Warrnambool ... dep 2.17 11.5 A.M. Port Fairy ... 3.43 12.15 PORT FASIY TO MELBOURNE, A. M. P.M. Port Fairy .. .. dep 5.45 1.30 Wasrnambool ... arr 6.65 2.57 dep 7.11 3.15 Teran . ... arr 8.13 4.25 dep 8.18 4.35 Oamperdown ... arr 8.46 5.5 dep 8.58 5.23 Celao ... . ... arr 10.4 6.32 dep 10.19 6.52 Geelong ... arr 11.54 8.50 P.M. dep 12.65 9.5 Melbourne ... i-23 10.38 UOLIDAY EXOURSxIOr FARES. -.at'IReturn 2nd Return Melbourne.. ... 37s lOd -25e 2d Geelong .-, 28 10d 19s id Ballarat- .. .. 39s 8d 26a dd Colao ... .. 18. 6d 12e Sd Camperdown . 12e 9d 8s 6d Terang .. ... 10 Id 6s 8d Warrnambool ... 4. 3d 2e 10d Koroit ... .. 2s 5d le 7d Hamilton . ... 12. 9d 8s 6d
MOTHER'S SUSPICION STRANGE SMELLING MEDICINE. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 February 1914
MOTHER'S SUSPICION STRANGE SMELLING MEDICINE. A mother who was dissatisfied with the medicine which a doctor gave her child and sent it to the authorities for analysis gave evidence at an inquest at Newington yesterday (reports "The Daily News" on December 9). The inquiry concerned the death of the 13-year-old daughter of an Italian confectioner, named Brometti, of Southwark Bridge road. The mother stated that for the last six months the child had been attend ed by a number of doctors, and a week before her death she was seen by Dr. Sherwood, who on November 27 told her that the child would not get bet ter. The doctor did not see the girl after death, but certified that death was due to general tuberculosis. A customer at witness's shop ad vised her to have the doctor's medicine analysed, as it smelt strangely, and the medicine was taken to Scotland Yard and to the analyst of the local Borough Council. Dr. Athol Raymond Moore. divi sional surgeon, who made a post-mor tem examination...
PORT FAIRY POST-OFFICE. MAILS CLOSE. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 February 1914
PORT FAIRY POST.OFFICE. . MAILS CLOSE. Melbourne . Geelong ,. . I Colac ... Daily' at 12.50 pm Warrnambool and 10 p.m. Koroit Dally, at 12.50 p.m 3.30 p.m., (Thurs Hamilton - day and Friday ex cepted) and 10,p.m Thursday.: Byaduk ... ... Macarthur -. Broadwater .. ... Daily, ati3.30 p.m. Orford ... Koroit - .., Crossley .. Killarney Daily at 3.30 p.m) Rosebrook ... Port Fairy North .. Portland . . Narrawong - .. Sundays, Tuesdays Tyrendarra .. ... and- Thursdays, at Codrington . .. 10,p.m. Yambuk ... ... "MAILS ARRIVE. Melbourne, 12.45 a.m. and 3.5 ur.- J p.m. daily. =T;P.O. ... ... 3.50 p.m.daily. Geelong .- - - 'Daily, at 12.45 a.m. Terang " "_ and 3.50 p.m. Colao .. Warrnambool 12.45 a.m. and 3.50 Warrnabol0, - .?. 1 p.m. daily. --Daily, at 11.45 a.m. Korot... . .. .. 3.50 p.m. and 12.45 a.m. Sa Daily 12.15 p.m., Hamilton "" }Friday and Satur day, 12.45 a.m. Byaduk .. Macarthur '..` """ Daily, at 12.15Bn p. Broadwater ... ' - . 3rford - - Crossley ... Killarney I 1. Rosebrook " D...
HIS BREVITY [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 February 1914
HIS BREVITy The palm for brevity in speech should be awarded to a marine who testified about the explosion of a gun on a war vessel - an explosion which had sent him to the hospital for some months. "Please give your iersion of- the explosion," he was asked. "Well," he said, "I was stand ing beside the gun; there was an aw ful racket, and the doctor said, 'Sit up and take this.' ".
Important [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 February 1914
mportant Concerning some =parts: of the die trict news comes but seldom. This is not the fault of the- Editor,; for he has no miraculous power of knowing what is happening in all the area of circular tion. It is the fault of residents in the silent places. Will some man or woman take'the matter in hand and cause the. silence to cease ? If no one else is doing. it for your district will YOU try on these lines 4 Send ac counts of public 'and social- events. in your township or -neigborhood, such as weddings, deaths, accidents, 'concerts, matters touching the industries, etc. Write your name in some corner.; not for printing, but for good faith. Write the 'names of persons very. distinctly. Do not bother -about- grammar or spelling ; it is the Editor's work to look 'after these trifles. The barest skeleton is enough. Write on one side of 'the paper only. Give infor mation, but let criticism alone.
To Our Constituents [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 February 1914
To Our Constituents No notice can be taken of anonymous com mdnications. Every letter most be accom panied by the name, and address of the writer, not.necessarily for publication but as a guarantee of good faith. All literary communications intended for insertion in the GAZETTE should be addressed to the Editor. Correspondents must in all cases send their names, though not necessarily for publicatiootn Local Business men, before giving orders for their printing to Melbourne and other outside firms, are asked to compare the character and price-of the GAZETTE work with same. All things being equal, Local Storekeepers and Others should support the local Printer-for him have ye alwaysi with you, whilst the Melbourne Canvasser is here to-day and away to-morrow. Keaders are cordially invited to sena for Publication in these columns their Methods, Results, or Experiments, Practi cal Notes, and Items of News, &c. Write on one side of the paper, briefly, and to the loint We would spe...
H.M.A. Warship Sydney in Port Fairy Bay. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 February 1914
,.M.A. Warship Sydney in Port Fairy Bay. On Tuesday forenoon Captain Glossop, of H.M.A. warship Syd ney, paid a call at the Port Fairy borough chambers. He was atten ded by Lieutenant Feakes and sur geon Darby. A guard of honor (consisting of the naval cadets) had been arranged by Warrant-officer Robertson to meet the officers upon their.landing at the wharf, and the cadets afterwards marched to the drill room and were dismissed.. At the council chambers were - the mayor, three of the councillors, the town clerk, Rev P. Rohan (R.C. chaplain for Port Fairy), Archdea Tucker, Rev W. O. Jessop and Warrant-officer Robertson. Light refreshment had been pro vided, and the toast of The King having been honored in the custo mary-loyal manner, The mayor proposed the health of the captain, officers and men of the cruiser, Sydney, saying that he was sorry the council did not have longer notice of the warship's visit and. the duration of the vessel's stay in this port. Notwithstanding the short ...
LAW RELATING TO NEWSPAPERS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 February 1914
LAW. IBELATiNG . TO . . NEWSPAPERS. 1 Subsoribers~who. do.nut -give ,epreas. 'notice td- the.contrary are considered "s wish' ing to Co?rINirE their subscription - 2. If subscribers order the discontinuance of their periodicals, the publisher may con tinue to send them until ArUEARs are paid 3. If subscribers refuse or neglect to take periodicals from the office to which they are directed, they are RESPONBIBLE until they. have settled their" bills, and ordered the periodicals to be-discontinued 4.. If subscribers remove to other places without informing the publishers, and the papers arp sent to their former direotion, the subscribers are responsible . 5. The courts have decided that " refusing to take periodicals from the office or removing or leaving them uncalled for is prima faoia evidence of intentional FRAUD - 6. If subscribers pay in advance for a periodical, they are bound to give NoTIcs to the publisher, at the end of the time, that they do not wish to continue taking- it, ...
Australian Women's National League. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 February 1914
Australian Women'" National League. The quarterly . conference of the A.W.N.L. Wannon Electorate com mittee was held at the Oddfellows' I hall, Port Fairy, on Wednesday last. This was the seventh meeting of dele gates, and the first occasion they had met at Port Fairy. Business began shortly after 10 o'clock and proceeded steadily on until aiter 1 p.m. -Greetings and best wishes for success were received from Miss Freckleton, lately hon. sec retary to the- local branch, and Mrs Laidlaw, chairwoman of the committee, who was on a holiday in Tasmania. In her absence, Mrs Shanasy. president of the Nhill branch, was voted to the chair. I On the platform also were Mrs Berry, chief organiser, Mis Lindsay, a vice president of the A.W.N.L., and presi dent of the Koroit branch, and Mrs Mitchell. the hon. secretary A.W.N.L, Waunou . Electorate committee. The following delegates represented their respective branches: -Nhill, Mrs Shanasy (president) and Mrs Swale (secretary); Koroit, Mrs Lindsay...