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Forestalled Criticism. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
Forestalled Criticism. Murphy was assistant cook on board il '•trooper" bourn! tor India. Th«« hrst morning he forgot to wash the boiler out alter breakfast, consequent ly there were tea-leaves on the snr tiiee of the soup when dinner was served. To clear himself of the blame he went to the respective messes and said: "If ve foind any tay-leaves in the soup you'll kuow it's mint." \\ ere you ^lad to get back to school and see your dear teaoher?" \^ell, replied the very observant oo.\, I expect I was just about as glad as dear teacher was to got back and see mo."
PREPARING THE LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
PREPARING THE LAND. Much has been heard during the last year or two as to the value of explo sives for sub-soiling land intended to be planted with fruit trees and vines, and some authorities have made out, on paper, strong arguments in favor of their use. The lecturer in viticul ture and fruit culture at the Itose worthy College, South Australia, how over, is doubtful if the work by such means can be performed as effective ly and economically as with teams and the ordinary implements used for the purpose. He considers that by adopting the usual method of sub soiling a more uniform layer of soil will be obtained to a depth ranging from IS to 24 inches, and the cost of Buch work may be put down at be tween £4 and ,£G per acre. Ou the other hand, he reckons that to secure equally satisfactory results with ex plosives the cost will work out at £20 an acre. In a comprehensive article in "The Journal of Agriculture" Mr. Latter speaks highly of the English ditching plough, which is design...
Madalya Sports. OFFICIALS:—President, Mr. T. P. Schmidt. Vice-president, Mr. Wm. Wilson. Committee, Messrs. C. Wilkinson, J. Kee, W. H. McGown, F. Heiarich, C. Cockren, J. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
Madalya Sports. OFFICIALS:—President, Mr.T. P,Schmidt. Vice-president, Mr. Wm, Wilson. Com mittee, Messrs. C. Wilkinson, J. Koe. W. H. McGown, V. Heitirich. C. Cocfcren, J. Felminghatn, G. Linklnter. Handienp pers—Messrs. Jos. Kulmin^lmiu, T. P. Schmidt. .Judges —Messrs. W.Seunlon, C. Barlow, H. Sutnmorfield. Starters Log Chops, Mr. J. Kec ; Foot-racing, Mr. Jos. Felmingham. Hon, Sees., Messrs. J. McGowu''and C. Hmnpel. Madalya furnished a favorable out" ing on Wednesday, avail 'd of by a fair number from outside tl:(riots, but at the rate of One a week, these sports meetings cannot all be so well patro nised as if at longer intervals. lint "the cow" so determines. From spring to autumn people, cannot get away from the farms, hence the plethora of sports at this season. The weather on Wednesday was perfect, and those who made the trip into the hills to Madalya thoroughly enjoyed the oifting, to say nothing of the hospitality at the merry scene. The sports were held in aid of the loc...
WORK THE SOIL NOW. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
WORK THE SOIL NOW. All orchard soils should lie kept well worked during the summer mouths. It is very essential that these should have an abundant supply of moisture during the whole of " the growing season. The transpiration from fruit and foliage is considerable at any time hut during the hot and windy weather the amount of mois ture which is required by a tree, and which is ultimately transpired from the tree, is very exceptional. Excessive transpiration is often the cause of loss of young trees an 1 ,.f new grafts. They are found to p.ut with a large amount of moisture, :m-l are not able to retajn of obtain suf ficient for their nourishment; thov then very soon wither and die The ioil r-round these should be kept well stirred, they should also be giver i good straw mulch.
Woodside Races. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
Woodside Races. u A fair crowd ;ind lots of fun," was the brief description a local sport gave of the races held at AVoodside on Wed nesday. .Sonic had doubts as to where the races would be held, unaware that Mr Luigham had kindly granted the. 11 .s&lt;? of his bom stead pid luck". A few ii'adc lor Halloo"^', some miles away. The programme went with a swing, and altogether a very enjoyable time was spent on the turf. That the event will be innde an annual fixture is cer tain. MrK. Avery attended to tin; secretarial work, and the officials were attentive to their duties. Following are the results Maiden Hack Race.—P.Costello's Bravo j 1, J as. Lowe's Hazel 2. I .Novelty Pony liace.—F. Scott'&Cadona 1, P. Francis' Lady Bird 2. Ci£ar and Umbrella Race.—Val. Devon shire 1, F. Scott 2. Handicap Trot.--R. Corrie's Cream 1, It. lrvinp'H Bobs 2. Open Hack Race.—F. Scott's Upset 1, P. Costello's Cololu 2. Thos. Francis1 Wickham Hose finished first, but was dis qualified for r...
Grown-Up Children. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
Grown-Up Children. A railway guard related ail amusing liitlc incident tile other day. 1 "At an out-of-the-way little station I in the North," he said, "a party of | working men 'Wished to book to a 1 town in she Midlands. Unfortunately, | the booking clerk had only a limited number of tickets for that journey at his disposal. "Eventually he got out ot liis dilli culty by dividing tile pieces of paste board and issuing children's tickets to the parly, at the same time explaining to me how matters stood. I " 'They've paid the full fare, of course,' lie remarked, 'so you 11111st see 'em through.' "I had almost forgotten the matter, when a ticket-examiner at B came to me and remarked, with a sorrowful shake of the head: "'This under-aKe dodge is getting loo warm!' '"What's the matter';' 1 asked. "'.Matter?' he echoed, disgustedly. 'Why, here's a whole carriage full o' children wot plays cards, drinks whis ky, and wears whiskers!'" A New Zealand mau has had tjie Banie overcoat for thirt...
MELBOURNE PIG MARKET. Thursday evening. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
M ULI50U liNTl! IMC MAIUvKT. [By Wiiii:.] Thursday evening. Messrs Adamson, Strettle & Co. report as follows :—2750yarded, including a very heavy supply ofbaconers. Store?.—Mod erate supply, and primest ruled about tiio same as last week, i'orkers.—The num ber forward was well within require ments, consequently tho demand' was good and last week's values were main tained. Baconors.—The heavy supply bad its effect on the sales, prime heavy weights suffering most, in sonio cases fully ns a | head lower, whilst primo light weights, although oasier, did not suffer so great a , fall. I
NEWSPAPER KINGS. Men Who Fashion History. Struggle for Supremacy. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
NEWSPAPER KINGS. Men Who Fashion History. Struggle for Supremacy. Alfred IJarmsworth (now Lord Northcliffe), who first devised per sonal journalism ill tabloid form through the medium of "Answers," is, after 20 years, the most influential private public man in the three King doms. Some people are apt to bolt with the idea that success commands success, and that once a man has arrived lie can sit down serenely and lortune comes to liim cap in hand. I happen to know that there is 110 harder worked man in England than Lord Xorthclift'e. Like the aged Em peror of Austria, ho is dressed at 5 a.m., and ready to digest every paper that is printed ill London and the provinces. Before a majority of his assistants in the many oflices which ho commands have had their break fast he calls them up on the telephone to discuss with them what shall, be the best story for the following day. "lie is a hard taskmaster, but . the most stimulating man I know," one of his young lions told me recently. Nev...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. FAT CATTLE MARKET. Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. FAT CATTLE MARKET. > Wednesday. ' 3,000 yarded, comprising 800 from South Gippaland. Tho mnrket opened active, and biddings wero animated throughout, and prices ruled 10s per head inadvanco of last week's improved rates. Quotations —Prime pens of bullocks from £12 10s to £15 8s Gd, do. cows from £6 1S» to £9 5s. Local sales, and averages:—Bullocks—9 G. Morgan, Jack River, £12 ; 32 Moore & Co., Tooloonook, £13; 9 C. Beagloy, Devon, £15 -Is 2d; 3 J John M. Hunter, Jack River. Cows—6 D. Matches, Alberton, £8 3s Gd ; 8 F. Grecnaway, Binginwarri, £(i 5*.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
Bush Fires. If you are amongst the unlucky ones who have lost all or part of their grass during the recent bush firos, you will be interested in tins announcunont of CRASS AND CLOVER SEEDS. Arrangements have been made by me for the speedy delivery in any quantity of the very best Grass and Clover Seeds on the market—guaranteed this season's seeds, and all fresh and clean AT MELBOURNE PRICES With the baro cost of freight added, and you can rely on having any order from the largest to the smallest being delivered promptly and to YOUR satisfaction. You will want a Quick Germinating Quick Growing CROP OF LUXURIANT FEED For the Winter in order to save your stock. That is where I come in. I can give you this, and save you £ s. d. on the price as well. Samples forwarded by post or other wise free of charge. W. E. PRATT, Phono 2. YAHRAM.
TARRA VALLEY SPORTS. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8TH, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
TA11UA VALLEY .SPOKT.S. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8TII, 1914. Siiellielcl Handicap.—D. J. Wisjht, 15yds ; G. O'ltourke, 10yds ; W. Lane, L. 11. Wallace, Les. li.iwson, J. IS. Richardson, 17yds; 1>. A. O'ltourke, 18yds ; E. 0. Coulthard, A. Currau, W. IX Cook, L. 8. Bell, l'Jyds ; E. Peel, 10. Chenhall, :20yds ; Vv*. I'npi hurt, It. A. Couch, \V. Peel, 0. K. Goodson, T. E. Casbolt, A. S. Trigg, U. Chenhall, C. O'Callaghan, IS. L. Trigg, 13. O'Neill, A. Kallady, -1yds. | liinch Standing Block.—G. Clarke, T. Pearce, \Y. Bruce, Stratford, Touzell, S T. E. Casbolt, S. G. Joyce, S. Bowden, ' -E. Coulthard, Yi*. Joyce, 11. S. May, W. ! Earl, It. llofen, J.J. Kennedy, scr: G. Aubrey, G. Drane, T. P. lticluml son, P. Johnson, A. Kallady, "Jsecs bh : G. Cowell, (sees bh; C. lteiuloll, J. Pianta, J. Joyce, Gso.cs bh ; 1). A. O'Kourke, "sees bh ; .S. Siuith, scr. 1-1 inch Standing Block.—G. Clarke, \V. Cupples, T. Pearce, T. E. Casbolt, i S. G. Joyce, S. Bowden, \V. Joyce, \Y. Earl, It. llofen, A. Co...
100 Mile Relay Ra[?]. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
IOO Mile Relay Ras. Tlie Ynrnun Bicycle Club nieis are shaping -11 in U,« 1 union) ,,.1105 llelny Knee. lho fl tunc, so fur as is known, nu. a )ow ;—Coburg, -Ilivs. i',11"". ''"V, Northern Suburbs, PcrtlyMirs. •»!' 1 sec.; Yarrani, Hit's. 07min. lUsi Wellington, N.S.W., llirs, .'J^min. sees.; liatliurst, N.S.W., llirs. -fOu n.3Ec;s. Yin r mi is third on the 1 mid on Saturday another at ton will be made to reduce the tioip. better track lias been selected, and I riders feel confident tlrnt alout i: minutes can be cut off the time.
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. [?]OORA BUTTER AND CHEESE FACTORY DEMOLISHED. DAMAGE ESTIMAIED T £5000 [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. rOORA BUTTER AND CHEESE FACTORY DEMOL1551EO. DAMAGE KsSTIMA.1 15 D \T .£5000 Mf N. of tin: ituated issuing Toora was tIn1 sceuo of a very de structive tir-J on Monday night last, when ail outbreak occurred at, the local butter and cheese factory, owned l»v Messrs J. llandlmry and 8011s, of .Mel bourne, resulting in the complete (lemolition of the structure, with its contents, :iml causing damage to the extent uf several thousands of pounds. The outbreak must- have occurred short)/ after 'J o'clock, anil was un noticed until about *.•.:>0, wl: Atk'iison, manager in char , .K'-ric light plant, which i close to the factory, saw llan through the walls of the :op story room jast above the engine room, liniuediately lie pave the alarm to Messrs J. Oale and Syd. Ireland, who were ill the eletric power hou:-e at the time. One of the ineu rushed to the residence of .Mr McKay, 111 inager for tho linn, and apprised him of the occurrence, whilst the other gave the alarm ill...
CONSIDERATION FOR CHILDREN. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
CONSIDERATION FOR CHILDREN. How much is expected of little chil dren in the way of politeness when none is ever shown them. Their lit tle legs carry them on many an er rand for you and never a "Thank you, dear," for encouragement, when the poor little heart longs to hear it, for it is so human in all of us to want approbation. Think of your little ones oftener, mothers. You are their all; they turn to you for their wants, and are often disappointed. Some children's souls and hearts are starv ed for want of kindness. Try what a little bribe will do instead of pun ishment; a slice of cake promised for more perseverance, or reward for ef forts to do better. A very small piece of money will make the heart of many a child joyful for a long time. Try to study their natures more. All chil dren cannot be managed alike any more than grown persons. And the present of a pet puppy or a bird— will make a good child often, when punishment fails. Love the little ones more, they have their rights, ...
The Supreme Test. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
The Supreme Test. By A. G. Greenwood. "I'm 110 Mr. Carnegie meself," con fessed Mrs. Knoyle, my landlady, apoi °BSlicaiuul asked humbly If 1 could ]>ay her only a little on account. _ "An' 'eve's a pipe; p'raps yon might 11 iid a job in the adver-tise-ments, slie suggested. "Good-night, Mr. Smith." ., ... i "You're a brick," I said—and slied been too ldnd to me to let me feel aUamed at niy husky voicc. 111 pnj somehow—or I'll go. But III neJ^r forget, Mrs. Knoyle. The thirty shil lings I owe you shall be a first charge oil what I earn." Thirty shillings'. The sum meas ures things up. iThc gutter was very close. For six weeks I'd rehearsed in "The Ituby Girl" without payment walking on in the crowd. The play had failed. In n week the notices were lip. In a fortnight the company —all but the lucky "stars"—were stalking the Strand. I got nothing out of it. But I met Eva—Eva Bradley. She was in the chorus—daughter o[ a barrister—an orphan, brought up to Idleness. In my pocket lay...
COMEDY AND TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
COMEDY AND TRAGEDY. Come now to the actor's everyday life. If you ure a comedian you can't get any sympathy. Ever hear two men discussing the illness of a co mcdlan? Jones will say, "1 hear Jack Cannot lias appendicitis."' "You don't say," grins Brown. And then they both burst out laughing. If an actor happens to be a tragedian it is the other way about. Every happy little episode in his life is referred to Avith 'bated 'breath. "Did you hear about H. 13. Irving winning a thousand at the ponies?" Smith will say. "Dear me," Robinson will reply; and they will look as if they had heen asked to have a last look at the body before the lid is screwed down.—Fred Niblo on the disadvantages of being an ac tor, in "Theatre Magazine." "I owe my success chiefly to obser vation, imagination and coneentra tion. Ail my life I have cultivated tlicBe three faculties. 1 am always watching for new ideas wherever 1 go, and I get most of them when lra velling and at railway stations. When I am on the st...
The Retort Courteous [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
The Retort Courteous One day a learned professor was accosted by a very dirty little boot black: "Shine your shoes, sir?" The professor was impressed by the fllthiness of the boy's face. "I don't want a shine, my lad,'' said he, "but if you'll go at"' wash | your face I'll give you a six1"•'nee." "A'richt, sii'." was the lad's, reply, as he went dVer to a neighboring fountain and made his ablutions. Re turning, he held out his hand for the money. "Well, my lad." said the professor, "you have earned your sixpence. Here it is." "I dimia want it. auld chap," return ed the boy, with a lordly air. "Ye keep it and got yer hair cut."
HOW TO BE BEAUTIFUL. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
HOW TO BE BEAUTIFUL. The man, or woman, who wants to be as good-looking as nature will per mit is given a few practical hints in the "Family Doctor":— Don't eat your meals quickly; this causes indigestion and a red nose. Don't worry; other people's troubles are quite as bad as yours. Don't forget that a penny spent on fruit does more good' than a shilling on buns or sweets. Don't walk five miles one day and stay at home all the next. Don't read till midnight; one hour's sleep before twelve is worth five afterwards. Don't shut your bedroom window; fresh air is necessary for health. Don't expect physics and tonics to keep you well if you neglect the laws of health and hygiene. I
BOWLED OUT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 3 April 1914
HOWLED OUT. About once a month this paper re ceives picture postcards and other photos from Westralians abroad, par ticularly from Egypt, showing the tra i vellers on camel-back in tiie vicinity of the Pyramids and Sphinx. ! .More than often we have been in ■ clincd to doubt the ibona-fides of some ; of those photos, as the senders were known to have gone straight on through the Suez Canal to Europe, not ; stopping at Egypt, as shown in the ; pictures. Then we remembered that i in Port Said are studios where you can have the photo of your head put i 011 the bodies of tourists who have really been taken close to the mighty memorials of the ancient kings of Egypt. Last week, however, one arrived that completely gave itself away. In it a well-known Westralian and his wife were seen seated on donkeys standing close to the Pyramids and Sphinx. Close examination showed the back ground of desert, Pyramids, and Sphinx to 'be raked in toy the double photo process, tlii) picture of the tour i...