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ONE WASTED HOUR. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 7 April 1904
ONE WASTED HOUR. It, would scarcely be believed how much those people gain at the end of a year who are accustomed to work up all the little odd ends and rem nants of leisure; who value time even more than money; and who are con vinced that minutes are no more to be wasted than pence. Nay, he who findB he has wasted a shilling, may by diligence, hope to recover it again.;) but neither repentance nor industry can ever bring back one wasted hour. ul, therefore, perhaps f. more liquid >rra jf laxative food may be preferred s being easier o! digestion, and, at 11 events, equally ^nutritious. Of these, gruel is tfcre most popular, and perhaps is the best ol all, and it is comparatively ®asy to. make, as a pound oi oatmeal in a gallon of cold r/ater is all that is required in the way of ingredients. The mixture, however, requires constant stirring over a fire until it boils, after which it may be placed on the hob to sim mer until it thickens; but if it is al lowed to scorch the whole ...
HINTS ABOUT MILKING. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 7 April 1904
HINTS ABOUT MILKING. Have the stable clean, and have the cow clean, or you can't get clean milkr Xime and whitewash for walla and posts is a eood thing. Land plaster is a good absorbent in the stable. After a little manipulation of the teats and udder, the milk is ready to "come down." Then is the time, to take it and do not delay. Milk as rapidly as possible without irritating or worrying the cow. No definite rule can be given as to how the teats should be handled in milking, as cows differ and hands dif fer so much; but be sure of one thing, please a cow if possible. There should always be a friendly feeling between the cow and the milk er, and milkers should not be changed if it can be avoided. A cow wiil not "give down" her znilk to a milker she hates or is afraid of, and what she does give will be defi cient in butter fat. Always milk a cow in the same manner, at about the same time and speed. Any change will irritate and tend to excite her. Always milk in the game order, and a...
THE FOLLY OF AVARICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
I ? THE FOLLY OP AYABICE. A1 rich Chinese priest had 'horded ft fine collection ofjewels, of- #hioh he ' was inordinately proud. Upon Show ing them to a fnend, the latter, on taking leave, thanked his host ior the "Hoiw," cried the priest.;"'! ihave not given them to .you! Why do you wank me?" '"Well," rejoined Ijjs friend, "I have had at least as much pleasure from ueemgr them as yoii can have: and the , only difference between us, that I c*11 discoyer, is -that voo have the trouble , of watching them.", , t
CORRESPONDENCE. MOE SWAMP LEASES. To the Editor of the News. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
I CORRESPONDENCE. MOE SWAMP LEASES. To the Editor of the Nctos. Sir-I notice in the last issue of the Times that the editor of that journal has arrogated to himself that, he has scored a triumph in being first in the field to advocate the seduction in the tenure of the leases held by the Swamp settlers from six to three years, in order to enable them to either sell or mortgage their holdings. Forsooth, what next? I would not trouble you with a^ reply tprhis fabricatoin PPV 1 that he is oecomihg ^nofBhous "for his misstatements of late. The first sug gestion in connection with the above movement appeared in the .columns of the "Ace" from its correspondent in Moe. "AGE" CORRESPONDENT. Moe, 9th ApriL
FARM AMD DAIRY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
FARM AMD DAIRY NOTES. At a meeting of the Wholesale Milk Producers' Association held in Mel bourne last week, it was unanimously I decided to raise the price of inilk (start-1 ing from last Mondays ou'iti# to "the ! high price of dairy cattle and the dry ness of the season." A contributor to one of the English reviews writes exhaustively on the economic renaissance which is taking place among the peasant farmers of Italy, which with the "small holding in isolation" is becoming "the small holding in association." as it is in , Fi^CM2,_(xerroauy, Dentpark and_ Ire land. By co-operation they aro rapid-" ly transforming their condition, xnd throughout whole provinces the peas ant has never been more prosperous than now. They buy what they want in quantities at wholesale prices, cul tivate their land with improved imple ments, according to scientific methods, and sell their produce in the best markets. Co-operative dairies are now numbered by hundreds, and in some places these have incre...
WEDDING BELLS. OXNAM—SAMPSON. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
WEDDING BELLS. OXN A.M-SAMPSON. ,very interesting ceremonv took place Tuesday, 5th P1'1' nt ralleen, near Trafalgar, tlier esidence of Mrs. W. Murray, when Mr. (i. Oxnam, accountant, of Mount Kor°ng road, Bendigo was married to Miss M. E. Sampson, of Kangaroo Flat, near Bendigo, the bride being a sister of Mrs. Murray. The Rev. C. Rogers (Church of England) performed the ceremonv, which took place at about 2.30 p.m. A number of guests were, present, all relatives and connections 1 of the bride and bridegroom. The bride looked very becoming in white silk voile, nicely trimmed with lace, and gracefully covered with an elegant veil, while, she wore on her head a beautiful floral wreath. Misses M. Oxaam, Olive and Lily Sampson, Myrtle. Pearlle and Gennie Murray, with Miss Merlie Greenwood (of las mania) tilled the positions oi onues maids. The bride was given away by her brotlior, Mr. It. Sampson (of Western Australia), . Mr. C. Murray acting as best man. After the cere mony the quests ...
MARKET REPORTS. TRAFALGAR CATTLE SALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
MARKET REPORTS. TRAFALGAR CATTLE SALES. Messrs. Mathjeson and Davis helu their monthly cattle sale at*&lt;Trafalgar last Saturday. There was a inbder.itely good yarding of mixed stock, and a fair attendance of buyers. The follow ing were the prices realised:-Milkers to £7, store cows £4 15s £5 5s, yearl \Qg.heifers to £2 17s 6d, poddies to 20s, draught £27,. old hack £4 ID** The above firm will hold their next sale at Moe on the 27th iust. Several choice allotments of hind for sale in Trafalgar. Full particulars at this office. Important to business people. If you want your business to-jncrease, advertise in tuis pn^r, Rw- good printing at reasonable pyic^s, try this office.
POTATO BOOM. POTATOES, £17,000 PER CWT. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
PiTATO BOOM. POTATOES, £17,000 PER CWT. A potato boom is in full operation in Great Britain. It originated in the success which has been attained by Mr. A. Findlay, of Markinch, Scotland, in raising new varieties of potatoes of great merit as disease resisters and heavy croppers. His lastest produc tion is named Eldorado. He does not intend to send it out till the spring of 1905. Its price is to be £3/3/ per lb., or £7,000 per ton. A few pounds, however, got on to the market, and and were bought up fit £150 per lb. bv uii enterprising firm of seedsmen, and immediately retailed &lt;5ut at £169 per lb., or at the rate of Q^er £17,000 per c-wt. ML-. Find lay begun his work of breeding new varieties of potatoes in 1S80. He was struck Mm the won derful results which had been,attained by the breeders of Shorthorn cattle, and concluded that the feme care in selection and breeding potato plants would give new varieties «,&lt;>[ vastly superior merit to those in cultivatio...
COALVILIE. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
COALVILIE. The Easter holidavs were celebrated hei " a picnic held on Easter Monday, ffRiSlrproVe'ct' a great success. The weather being perfect, a Targe number gathered to do honor "to the occasion** Mr Burke, the head teacher of the Coalville State School, had thoughtfully pro .or- the-eldero i collection was made on the ground. B&cm and games were kept merrily going all the afternoon, fhe ladies of Coalville catered 'or the wants oftlie inuer man on their usual liberal scalej(Qunongst those who ably assis ted in makingthe picnic a success may be mentioned Mesdames Thorpe, Halden, bora nell, Hjyley, Ryan, Humphries, Wsstermfln, Misses Ashton and David, and Messrs Burke, IgtJe, Mansfield, Horsnell, A. David, and A. Cook.During the afternoou a tennis match was played" between teams representing theCoal villeand Narracan 'i'ennii Clubs, which,after » | very enjoyable gnim>, resulted in an easy wi for the visitors. Iu the evening a concert i , aid of the local tennis club w...
THORPDALE. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
THOSPDALE. Mr F. Dickinson's store was broken into on Tuesday night, entrance beirig gained by a window at the rear of the building. I under stand that, so far, nothing has been missed. Another attempt is to be taade at nextcoun meeting to procure a road through what is kuowu an " Hooper's" property, which would connect the Uirboo Road with If'Donald's Track. It is thought a depuiation will wnit on the council, which, supported by Gr Budge, .will urge the great necwsaity for the carry ing out of the propoasl. A return ball to that lately given by the old buffers is to be given by the bachelors' on an early dat». The completion of a large contract of clear ing, on the property of Mr Bowman, is near atVid. The contractor is Alf Baldwin, wlio . hails from the Sale district. Every week we have visitors in search of land-the resuit of the excellent quality of surrounding country getting to be known better. I understand that there is n likelihood of one or two of- the oldest-seleHed pro p...
A CAUTION TO BIOGRAPHEES. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
A CAUTION TO BIOGRAPHEES. ' The Rev Dr McFarlane, of London, in his old age revisited his birth place, : Dunfermline. He called upon an aged friend who had once occupied the of fice of chief magistrate of tne city, and this was how he noted the fact in his ' diary: "Re-visited with melancholy re flections the scenes of my youth, and called among others on old Provost B. and his brother, still tottering on the verge of the grave." J Little did the writer of these words imagine who was to read them T The diary was faithfully printed after the reverend doctor's death, and a copy found its way into the aged Provost s hands. He read the words with a smile, «nd added this caustic com ment: "And here I am, Dr McFarlane, : still tottering awa' yet, long after you're in your grave!" The objection to the never offending people is that it leaves most of them unconscious of your existence., He that is not open to conviction is not qualified for discussion. are born to be BeSxtaeabler to one kno...
TO OUR NUMEROUS PATRONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
TO OUR NUMEROUS PATRONS. We desire to announce that a Complete Plant, consisting of entirely New Material, has just been imported direct from London (or the , office of this journal. Everything has been ; carefully selected by an experienced printer,! and is thoroughly up-to-date. The proprietary can therefore Guarnutee Satisfaction in all elasseti of Job Printing. Not only the Quality of our work, but also our Prices, will compare favorably with any other office in Gippelaad. ytt encouraging your local paper you promote the welfare of the district, and1 thus further yoir own interests.
Fire If You Dare. GOOD USE OF A FLAG. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
Fire If You Dare. GOOD USB OF A FLAG. In Havana there was one evening a great row in the streets, and a man was killed. Everyone ran away except an Englishman, who did not see why he should run off, but stopped to see what he could do for the wounded man. The city was then, as it often was, under martial law, and in a few minutes a party of soldiers came up and walked the Englishman ofT. He was tried then and there by a sort of drum-head court martial, and con demned to be shot the next morning at eight o'clock. He managed to get the news convey ed to the English consul, and at 7.46 o'clock the next morning the consul appeared in his coach ana four, cocked hat and sword, all his orders, etc. The shooting party were drawn out, and the prisoner was there too. The consul walked up to the officer com manding the party, and demanded the life of his countryman. "Very sorry," said the officer, "but I must carry out my orders." And he showed the warrant signed by the go Ve,TVeil," said the ...
SHADY CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
SHADY CREEK. There was a good attendance at the sports, which took place on Easter Monday. Everything passed without a single hitch to mar the enjoyment of the day's oating. Following are the results ;-Maiden Plate-T. Goode 1; E. Dell 2. Sheffield Handicap-J .Turn bull 1, A. Smith 2. High-jump for Horses - W. Reilly's Happy Jack and 8. Williams Lady divided. Men's.. High Jump-A. Doherty, 5ft 3in., 1 ; J. Rees, 2. Tilting at Rin^?-J. Lamoat, 1; H. Liebehensctiel. 2. Han dicap Chopping Matcn-R. Redman, I ; J. Sharpies, 2. Very keenly con tested. Quoits-Messrs G. Nicholson and Hasthorpe, 14 and 16yds re spectively.
THE EMPTY CRADLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
I THE EMPTY CKADLE. "I was called on once to sell by-auc tion a lot of household furniture be longing to a man and his wile who had been married four or five years.. AH I knew about it was that a deaths somewhere necessitated their removal from my town, and as they had no money, they were compelled to sell their effects to get enough to move tin. Well, I was having some fun in mr young and foolish way, guying, and. bantering, and making brilliant and witty side remarks on the articles as they came under the hammer," said, an auctioneer. "After I had disposed of a lot o^ stuff, a oradle was put up.. There were several young men of my acquaintance in the crowd, and I smiled at them as I turned the cradle - around, and began to rock it, (hum ming a lullaby as I did so. 'Empty is, the cradle, baby's gone,' I said and was going on to say something else to get a laugh, when I happened to look down into the face of a woman close to the platform on which I was stand ing. Sne was dressed in ...
The Ladies' Column. ALWAYS IN A HURRY. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
| The Ladies' Column. ALWAYS IN A HURBY. | i know a little maiden who is always in a hurry; She races through her breakfast to be in time for school; She scribbles at her desk in a hasty sort of flurry And comes home in a breathless ' whirl that fills the'vestibule. She hurries through her studying,. sh& hurries through her .sewing, Like an engine at high pressure, a*, if leisure were a crime; She's always in a scramble, no matter where she's going, And yet-would you believe it?-she never is on time. It seems a contradiction, until you. know the reason; But I'm sure you'll think it's sim ple, as I do when I state That she never has been known to be gin a thing in season And she's always in a hurry because she starts too late.
LIGHTHOUSE HEROINES. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
LIGHTHOUSE HEROINES. The history of the lighthouse service shows that women are thoroughly trustworthy and effloient as keepers. As a rule they are not appointed to the care of lights of first importance, be cause the work would be too arduous; bul ' hai ily told. On Lake Michigan, the north end of Milwaukee Bi.. stands a tall red tower, which is under the charge of Mrs Georgia Stebbina Its light is 122 feet above the water, and may be seen for 20 miles. Ten> in imminent danger of drowning. Mrs Stebbins went to their-assistance, and: rescued them at the risk of her, own.' life. Twenty-five miles out in t»e -: , in the pathway of the steamers ~ *" rrea: . lich' It is called Matmi ^ Bock, and the lighthouse on it - formerly kept by a man named Sam. Burgess. On one occasion, in winter, he had gone away to the mainland to procure provisions, when the weather turned bad and prevented him from was an mvtuiu, aim uer iuiit ters, lived for three weeks on ( of oornmeal and one egg apiece ...
THINGS TO FORGET. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
TfilNGS TO FORGET. If you would increase your happi ness and prolong your life, forgat your neighbours faults. Forgetslan der you have ever hea^^d^Htt the temptations. Forge'WP|BW^mn«Ang,. and give a little thought to the cause which provoked it. Forget the pecu liarities of your friends, and only re member the good points which make you fond of them. Forget all person al quarrels or histories you jpay have heard by accident, and which, if repeat ed, would seem a thousandtimesworse than they are. Blot out as'far as pos sible all the disagreeables of fife ; they will come, but they will grow larger when you remember them, and' the constant thought of the acts of meanness, or, worse still, malice, will only tend to make you more familiar with them. Obliterate everything dis agreeable from yesterday, start out with a olean slate for to-day, and write upon it, for sweet memory's sake, only those things which are lovely and lov
THE LOCAL ANANIAS. To the Editor of the News. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
THE LOCAL ANANIAS. To the Editor of the News. Sir-Your scathing remarks in your leading article of last issue, having referred to the unreliable and biassed reports which appear from time to.time in the columns of your contemporary, ; must make him feel small in the eyes of the public of this district His I hot-potcn. and school-boy style of1 ' chronicling public meetings ought to make him blush in the eyes of any ; up-to-date journalist. Mr. Editor, I have occasion, myself, to complain of 1 his biassed - mutilation of several speeches. I have made in connection with certain local public bodies in which I am connected. The young man has certainly missed bis avocation, and I am certain he would make a better "laundry-man" than a journalist, for I am ready to admit that I have seen some excellent work he has done in that direction, having been present ia the editorial sanctum, cum-dining, coin-bed rooms, when ho used to at tend to this part of his duty f"r the members of bis staff. Th...
CHURCH SERVICES. SONSAT NEXT. APRIL 17, 1904. [Newspaper Article] — The Yarragon, Trafalgar & Moe Settlement News — 14 April 1904
CHURCH SERVICES. SONSAT NEXT. APRIL 17, 1904. Rev. Ffeidirg; 5 p!m., £. sSger. Tra falgar Soi hi 3 p.m., Mr. Stranger. Thorp iiale, 7.30 p.m.. Rev. Fielding. Childew, 3 P.m.. Mr. Giblett. Narracan, 3 p.m., Rev. Fielding. Narracan East, 11 a.m., Mr. Weir. Moe, 7.30 p.m.; Mr. Tredinnick. | CHURCH or ENOULSD.-Trafalgar, 11 tun- ' (holy communion), Rev. Rogere. Tanjil South, 2.30 p.m., Rev. Rogers. Moe, 7 p.m., j Rev. Rogeis.. Yarragon, 7 p.m., Mr. Hope.