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THE HERO OF EVERYDAY LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 27 September 1898
THE HERO OF EVERYDAY LIFE. He wouldn't look v:ell in a novel: He wouldn't he praised in a play: His home's neithcr palace nor hovel: lHe's only a man of to-day. He couldn't do much with a sabre. If carnage and riot were rife; lie merely can suffer tbhe labor- - A hero of everyday life. lie isn't delightfully daring: He isn't a maiden's ideal, His love and devotion declaring A hero of ballads and steel. He's merely a man who is fighting The battle of civilised times, A ballad that's 'withering, blighting. Unsung in the troubadour's rhymes. His smile is a ruse to keep hidden From those to his heart ever dear, The phantoms that greet him unbidden, The future he's tempted to Sear. His life is a constant endeavor To keep his eyes turned to the 11gh'. To seem to be happy whatever The prospect of darkening night. He's really but one of the many, Determined and patient and bold, Whose struggle's as noble as any By poet or novelist told. And later, when Time writes the story Of those who've ...
FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 27 September 1898
FARM AND DAIRY PRUODUGE. Businiess at Fridaiy's butter sales was fairly active. Good to prime factory but tei. realised 9d to 91d, and clioice brands at 94d, including prints. Ordinary good to prime dairy sold front 64d to 74d; choice dairy, including prints, up to 8d; and choice separator and private creamery linies at 8d to 8+d. Eggs.--A little business was done at 8d, but most of the sales were at 8jd to 8}d. Poultry-Fowls fit forthe table realised 4s to 5s 6d per pair, hens and mixed lots 3s 9d to 4s 6d, and chickens 3s to 4s 6d. Ducks realised 4s 6d to 6s, and geese 6s to 7s. - There was a fair supply of carcase pork. Really prime well-fed lots sold at 5?d to 51d, and occassionally up to 6d. Mediun and half-fat carcases were some what easier at about 44d to- 5d. Heavy weights sold down to 4d, and a few in ferior at lower prices. The supply of vealers showed an increase, and the market was a shade easier. Fair to prime calves sold at 2d to 2;d, extra prime fetching 3d to 3;. Sma...
WHOLESALE POTATO. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 27 September 1898
WHOLESALE POTATO. Messrs. Glassford, Cook and Co., produce merchants, 452 Flinders-street, report:- During the past week we have had a large delivery of potatoes from Sydney, Tasmania and New Zealand. We uote for best saul? s 5s; anceticelds and Treuthluus, £8 15s to £9; New Zealands and Tasnianians, £8 15s, duty paid. Onions remain firm at late quotations, viz., £16.
GRAIN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 27 September 1898
GRAIN. Tile New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Colmpany Limited held their usual weekly grain sale 'on Friday, when they submitted a catalogue of 5169 bags to a full attendance of the. trade. The competition, however, lacked animation, and only a tritling business was transacted at auction, Privately, they effected a fair clearance. Wheat was dull, and little disposition shown to operate. They sold inferior. and smutty from 2s 3d, 2s 4d and 2s 6d, and good at 2s 11. They quote prime at 3s. Oats show no change. They sold feed Algerians from Is 4d to is Sd and Is 6d; and milling at is 8d quoting prime up to is 91d. Stout white, 2s 14 to 2s ?id: and Tartarian from from is 9d to 2s ld; Barley was inactive at auction, but priv ately they sold thin malting front 3s to 3s 2d, and fair at 3s 6d. They quote for good up to 4s 6d, and 5s 6d for prime. Cape brought 2s 2d to 2s 3d for good. Maize they quote from 2s 3d to 2s 314 for flat red. MJr Mathieson has informed Mfr A. Harris that in a...
WARDEN'S COURT. CLAIM FOR DAMAGES. PEARSON V. NEERIM PROPRIETARY GOLD MINING COMPANY. ADJOURNED HEARING. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 27 September 1898
WARDEN'S COURT. CLAIM FOR DAMAGES. PEARSON V. NEERIM PROPRIE TARY GOLD MINING COMPANY. ADJOURNED HEARING. The adjourned hearing of the above mining case, was resumed at the Warden's Court on Friday last, before Mr. A. C. Cresswell. Carl Pearson, of Neerim East, miner, sought to recover £100 damages from the Neerim Proprietary company, for allowing tailings and sludge from their claim to run upon complainants ground and the complainant further sought for an order to restrain defend ant's from allowing such tailings to run upon complainants property. Mr. Corr represented the complain ant, and Mr, Backhouse defended. Mr. Backhouse said that the defence, was a denial of the fact set forth in the summons, that there were no tailings on the land, and if any one was liable, it was F. R. Harris, as the holder of a water right license from the head to the end of the race complained of and that plaintiff had no right to sue, as he was not the holder of claim, having abandoned it. When the hea...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. MELBOURNE MARKETS. LATEST QUOTATIONS. FAT CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 27 September 1898
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. 0 -4 ---~ MELBOURNE MARKETS. LATEST QUOTATIONS. FAT CATTLE. 1,420 yarded, comprising 160 front South Australia, 60 from New South Wales, 420 from North-Eastern and Goulburn Valley districts 600 fron Gippsland, 30 from Westward, and 130 from Northern and North-Western dis tricts. D)tuinng the early part of tlh market competition was divided, and closing atbot-i s per Head under last week's advanced rates. Quutatiott.- Prime pens of bullocks. fronm £11 to .13 2s 6d; extra prime and he;\avy .. foi'rn £13 10s to £14 12s 6d; odd beasts, to £'15; good pens of bullocks, from £9 10s to £10 10s; medimu and lighter do.. from .E7 I rs to £9; second and lighter do., from £6 10s. Very few cows yarded, which sold from £4 to .£8 10s; few extra weights, £10 to £12 2s 6d.
FAT SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 27 September 1898
FAT SHIEEP. In view, of the increased supply of lambs the sheep market was Iore ?Md erately supplied, 15,500 having been yarded. About 5000 camefror, RHiverina, including representative drafts of pri?e fat merinoes and .crossbreds. Prices on the whole ruled about equal to hst week's: rates.. Prime crossbred wethers,, from 16s to 17s Gd; extra do do, from 18s" to. 19s: a few at 20s 6?; good do do, from 14s to 15s: prime crossbred ewes, from 14s to 15s; extra do do, from 16s to 17s; good do do, from 12s to 13s G ; prime merino wethers, from 14s 3d to 5s 6 ; a few 17s; good merino wethers, from 12s to 13s 6d ; prime merino ewes, from 10s 6d to 12s. Quotations for shorn' sheep;-Prime wethers, from 1O (id to 11s; prime ewes, erossbreds andu eame backs, Os to lOs 6d ; few ls.
A FAST LIFE. ITS PLEASURES AND ITS PERILS. SOME MEN AND WOMEN WHO LIVE AT LIGHTNING SPEED, AND WILL ONLY TAKE A VACATION IN THE GRAVE.—THE PACE THAT KILLS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 27 September 1898
A FAST LIFE. ITS PLEASURES AND ITS PERILS. SOME MEN AND WOMEN WHO LIVE AT LIGHTNING SPEED, AND WILL ONLY TAKE A VACATION IN THE GRAVE. THE PACE THAT KILLS. Times have certainly changed, and in some respects not for the better. The tide of life and competition is stronger than it was fifty years ago, and, like a swimmer with a strong tide against him, one must expend double the energy to win to the shores of success. It makes no difference what goal we aim at, the conditions are the same. We live too fast, work too hard, drink too much, sleep too little, keep our nerves on the strain and jump all the time. There are two classes of fast livers. Those who work too hard and too long. Those who do not worklat all. Both classes are reaching the same end, though, perhaps, by somewhat different routes. They are "burning the candle at both ends," and even a child can pre dict the result. There will be no candle shortly. Increased speed in any machine, h erwiso. mann incr ?: ?e, waste .f the ...
ONCE UPON A TIME. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 27 September 1898
ONCE UPON A TIME. Two frogs found themselves in a pail of milk, and they could not jmunp out. One turned faint-hearted, and said to the other, "Good-bye, I sink, I die." Said his neryv, nousy chum, " Brace up, you duffer, keep jumpin', and see what turns up." So they kept on jtunping up and down all night, and by morning had so churned the milk that it turned to butter, and, lo ! they escaped safe to land! Applied to business, the froggy fable means this: The man who looks for bad times, and becomes dormant and faint-hearted directly the business outlook becomes cloudy, will not sur vive to see good times, for he lets a goldc, opportunity slip by. Tradesmen's circulars of special and artistic: esigu, ior announcing the open ing of Im-w businesses, or the the expansion of old u:,ns, are to be obtained at the "Gazette" office, and will prove a profit able investment.
AN INFANT SMOKER. SEVEN CIGARS A DAY. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 27 September 1898
AN INFANT SMOKER. SEVEN CIGARS A DAY. A child of three years old who smokes as many as seven cigars a day, which are given to him by his parents, would seem to be direct evidence that they are unfit to take care of him. uch a pItweLucoub gpeCimleil of human ity has just been discovered in the neighborhood of Jersey City, where his father and mother are amongst the best known residents. From the time he was able to crawl about lhe manifested a curious fondness for tobacco, and he would eat every cigar stump or piece of cigarette he could find. He began smoking before he was two years old, and the physician nwho has seen him says that tobacco is a necessity for his system whence the peculiar action of his parents.
A FARMER'S CURIOUS WILL. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 27 September 1898
A FARMER'S CURIOUS WILL. There are some curious phases in the will of the late Thomas Jeffery, which was filed for probate recently. The testator, who was a farmer, residing at Preston, died on 28th May last, leaving a will dated 24th January, 1887. It is written on a' sheet of blue foolscap in anything but a legal "fist," and sets out that testator leaves his property to his wife, Jane Jeffery, "for her use during her life or to she marries." Then he proceeds to direct that "before she mar ries she must arrange with my two exe cutors and herself as executrix about dividing my property with each of my children and herself, the boys to get one fifth share more than the girls." The estate is valued at £11,587, consisting of £9650 realty and £1937 personally.
UNWELCOME VISITORS. BEETLES ON THE WING. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 27 September 1898
UNWELCOME VISITORS. BEETLES ON THE WING. At Warrnambool recently con siderable consternation was caused among the people by the appearance of dark clouds, from which emanated a strange humming sound, and which ultimately proved to be a large swarm of beetles. A correspondent there says:-" They usually appear about sunset, and fly some distance from the ground, and their persistent buzzing produces the noise which has been occasioning so much speculation. These beetles are said to be the per fect insects of the white grubs that cause destruction on grass land by devouring the roots of herbage. They are allied to the cockchafer, their scientific name being scitala geminata. They seem to have matured much earlier this season than usual, and it isvery rarely that such large swarms are to be seen. In many places on the ground and the seashore myriads of these beetles have been observed.
MINING DEVELOPMENT. EXPENDITURE IN DIFFERENT DISTRICTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 27 September 1898
MINING DEVELOPMENT. EXPENDITURE IN DIFFERENT DISTRICTS. To the mining community a return asked for by Mr. Hamilton and pre sented to the Assembly a few days ago, will be of special interest. It gives the amounts allotted during the last three years under the Mining Develop ment Act to each of the seven mining districts of the colony. The figures are as follows: Gippsland ... ... £17,983 Sandhurt ... ... 8,585 MIaryboroughi ... .... 19,540 Ballarat .. ... 11,269 Beechworth ... ... 21,265 Ararat ... ... 4,037 Castlemaino ... ... 9,596 Total . ... 87,277 In addition, there is under the head ing "miscellaneous," an expenditure in 1896-97 of £1100, and in 1897-98 of £940.
IN A DILEMMA. THE WARRAGUL SHIRE COUNCIL AND THE GOVERNMENT GRANT. "DON'T KNOW WHERE 'E ARE." [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 27 September 1898
IN A DILEMMA. THE WARRAGUL SHIRE COUr' CIL AND THE GOVERNMENT GRANT. ", DON'.T KNOW WHERE 'E ARE." A special meeting of the Warragul Shire Council was held on Friday afternoon for the purpose of drawing up a schedule of works for submissio:. to the Minister of Public Works-Alvr Taverner-in connection with the. allocation of the grant to fourth, fifth and sixth class shires just approved by Parliament. The total sum sanc tioned for this purpose amounts to £150,000. Its allotment however, is to be distributed over three years. This gives an average of £50,000 a year, but when councillors came to consider the proportion tha.- the WVar ragul Shire should apply for, they found themselves in a dilemma. Ought they to apply for their proportion of the first year's moiety-£50,000- or base their schedule on the basis of what they would be entitled to on the total grant, £150,000 ? It is estimated that this shire is entitled to about £5,000 of the total grant, or £1,700 a year for the three ye...
THE LOCAL MINES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 27 September 1898
THE LOCAL MINES. In several gullies in the districts of Neerim South and Crossover a nunber of miners are making good wages sluicing. At Noojee North a party of miners have been at work for a number of years among the mountains. Good gold is often met with, but the country is patchy. New Perseverance, 22nd.-Rise back of N. drive up 6ft., ground getting easier. Preparations being made to start winze on lode S. of dvke. S. main drive on lode will be continued. Preparations being made for stoping. Battery works well advanced. The erection of the machinery at the New Perseverance is still being pushed on as rapidly as possible, but bad roads and consequent ditficult haulage have some what retarded progress, and will delay the commencement of crushing operations. It is evident now that a start cannot be made this month.
FORTHCOMING SALES. Advertised in this Issue. HENRY HANSEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 27 September 1898
FORTHCOMING SALES. Advertised in this Issue. HENRY HANSEN. Sept. 28th.-Catti . implements, etc., for Mrs H. Morrisun, " Hazeldean" Darnum, Sept. 30th.-Cattle, implements, etc., for C. Killeen, Esq, Jindivick. Oct. 3rd.-Cattle, implements, etc., for Capt. M'Williams, at Buln Buln.
CHURCH SERVICES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 27 September 1898
CHURCH SERVICES. Church of England, Rev. Buchanan, Warragul, 11 and 7; Bloomfield3 p.m. Presbyterian, Rev. Hunter, Warragul, 11 and 7; Lardner, 3 p.m. Wesleyan, Warragul 11 Mr Cropley, 7 p.m. Rev. Alday ; South War ragul, Rev. T. Alday: Sea View, Rev. Alday; Yarragon, MIr Jones; Sunny Creek, Mr Rutherford; Buln Buln East, MIr Cropley. Catholic Church. - Masses will be cele brated on Sunday next at the following places: Drouin, 11; Brandy Creek, 9; Yarragon, 11 ; Warragul, 9, vespers 7. Messrs. Witton and Hunter notify to elients, and others their special Spring Sale, see Advt.