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CHURCH SERVICES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
CHURCH SERVICES. Catholic Church. - Masses will be cele brated on Sunday next at the following places:. Drouin, 9; vespers, 7; Moe, 9; Trafalgar, 11; Warragul, 11. Mlessrs Skews and Patterson announce clearing sales for Mlr. H. Skipper, Fern dale, and Mrs. Lacey, 'Vest Jindivick, the latter in conjunction with Mr. C. S. Aflieck,
THE WARRAGUL PARK. TREE PLANTING COMMENCED. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
THE WARRAGUL PARK. TREE PLANTING COMMENCED. A short time ago the Warragul Shire Council obtained a number of young trees for planting in what will some day be a beautiful public park, whilst others were obtained from one of the State nurseries, and four Queesland cedars were kindly presented by Mr. ]M'Cullough. Planting opera tions were commenced on Wednesday morning under the supervision of Councillor Connor and Councillor Anderson, who enjoyed the distinction of putting the first two trees in the ground and who, in years to come, will doubtless point with pride to the sturdy monarchs whose roots they placed beneath the soil. Over sixty trees have thus far been obtained, and they are mostly of a choice and ornamental character. They have been planted in a double row on the Western border of the park, and include the following varieties: English elm; Canadian broad-leafed elm : Queensland red cedar; the sacred Indian cedar; cedar of Lebanon; silver cedar; abeis alba ; poplar alba ; ...
STREZLECKI. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
STREZLECKI. Ahlmost all the cattle which were sent to the plains to depasture during the winter -resultant on the great scarcity of grass caused by the late disastrous bush fires have been brought home again. The lambing season is about over, and the percentage, despite the poor condition of the ewes, is in many cases very good. Several fine, commodious houses have been erected by burnt-out settlers. There are still a number, however, who have not rebuilt, owing to the high prices demanded by teamsters for carting, viz., £2 per ton; formerly only half that amount was charged. The carrier for the Poowong fButter Factory has commenced collecting cream on this route. The supply at present is small, but increasing steadily.
THORPDALE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
THORPDALE. Captain Patterson, of the headquarters staff, conducted an inspection of the Tnorpdale datachment of Mounted Rifles on M?onday. There was a full muster on parade. The competition for the silver mounted cane, presented by Sergeant Sampson for the best "turn-out," was decided in favor of Private Dickinson. Captain Patterson pronounced the parade to be the most creditable one ever held in Thorpdale.
FAT LAMBS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
FAT LAMBS. 8,000 were penied. The market was variable and unsteady, but in mnimuy cases prices show an improvement on th6 average of last week's rates. Prime soild at from 8s to 9s 6l, few extra higher; good, from 7s 3d to 7s 9d; second, from Os t!.1 to 7s; inferior and small, from 5s Gl.
PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
PIGS. Messrs. M'Phail. and Co. report: About 1,000 pigs yarded. Stores were again moderately supplied, anid all good sorts sold readily at last week's rates. Suckers were keenly:competed for up to 18s; slips made from 19s to 24s; good strong stores, from 26s to 34s. Pork was sparingly represented in numbers ; the qutlity in most cases was only mid dling, and prices ruled equal to last week's quotations. Light weight pens made from 30s to 35s; heavy; from 39s to 45s; a few choice lots imakitng still higher. B3acon: The nunmber yarded of this class was not quite so large as last week, allnd the quality was not so good. We must quote a further reduction from last week's downward rates( Best pens madle from 55s to 62s; others, front 48s to 53s. 1Jack fatters were sparingly representedl in munber, and sold fully up to lnte values, viz., from f3 10s to .£5 for best quality; rough and staggy sorts, from £2? 10s.
POOWONG. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
POOWONG. A considerable amount of damage was done last week during the gales by fallen timber, and in a few instance outhouses were unroofed. At present the weather is all that could be desired. It is not expected that nearly so many cows will be in milk this season as for merly, although some dairy farmers are buying freely. Owing to the great demand good cows are fetching high prices. The following were a few of the heavi. est losers of cattle during the recent bush fires and subsequently;-Mrs Hammond, 50; MIr R. Horsburgh 40; Mr G. Pratt, 40; Mlr T. Pratt, 26; Mr G. Murdoch, about 30; Mr A. Wutchatsch, 20. The telephone is in working order at last. Several messages have already beell dispatched.
FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
FAIMI AND DAItRY PRIODUCE. lButter.--The market,. having reached what may be termed '" summer level," changes in value are not frequent, and on F]riday there was no variation from the figures last quoted. Factory realised 9d to 9td ; dairy, good to prime, 6.,d to 71d; separator, samples from H8d to 8nd ; mi:edl and inferior, from Gd. Cheese.-The scarcity of matured stun pls still continues, but new is incrersing in sup ly. Friday's values were : Matured, 8.1d to 9d; new, good to prime, 6d to 74 ; meditun, 5d. Eggs.--The supply keeps up. There was a fairly active demand, especially for farmers' lots, a few of which touched 9d ; others selling at from 8d to 84d. Bacon.-There was only limited de mand for bacon, and prices remain unal tered, namely:-Town cured sides, from 7T to 8d; middles from 8d to 9d; shoul ders, front 5d to 54d; jackets, from 7d to 7 d; loose, 8d to 8.id. Hauns.-The demand was moderate, sales being made at from 8ld to 9d for bagged; loose lots realising fromn 7jd to...
GRAIN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
GRAIN. Wheat.-2s Od for prime. Flour quiet, at £7 7s 6(d to £7 17s 6d. Oats.-The market is unchanged, the demand being restricted to small lots. About 400 bags of feed and milling Al gerian sold from is 4.d to is (6- for the fonner, and at is 3d to is "1d for the latter. Stout white unaltered, sales being made at s2 21d. Tartarian quoted to 2s. Maize.-At 2 2,d; 00-day quoted to 2s 7d. Peas.-2s 6d for grub eaten, and to 3s 3ld for good quality. Pollard quoted at 6}d to 61d. Onions. - Market unchanged, prime being scarce, nmd up to £16 has been pai, for the small lots offered. Potatoes. - Market quiet, quotations showing no alteration. New Zealand, duty paid, sold at £8 10s; prime Lance lield,,to £8 15s; and- liallarat and Trent ham, to £8 12s 6ld. Chaff also without "alteiatlon, the de mand being quiet, although at falling oft is noticeable in deliveries. Sales at 37s 6d to 45s for oaten, and to 47s 6d for wheaten, higher money Leing ausked for prime dry green lots. Straw chairff nom...
DISTRICT NEWS. NEERIM. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
DISTRICT NEWS. (Fnoin O?n CoRnRESProNDENT's). NEERIM. It will be remembered that during the disastrous bush fires which ravaged Gipps., land at the beginning of the year, the Neerim Mechanics' Institute and all the books it contained-about 1000 volunes were destroyed. With laudable zeal the residents set to work to obtain the necessary funds to rebuild the hall, and with such success that a new building capable of seating about 200 people has' just been finished, and in addition a first instalment of 250 books has just been received for the library. The formal opening will probably take place on the -26th inst., when a grand concert and ball will be held.
GIPPSLAND SAWMILLERS' ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
GIPPSLAND SAWMILLERS' ASSOCIATION. A meeting of the Gippsland Saw-millers, Association was held at the Railway Hotel Warragul on Tuesday afternoon, when various matters in connection with the trade were discussed, more particularly the price of hardwood, and the attempt of certain mer chants to bring down the figure. Hardwood is at present fetching 8s per 100ft., and it was decided to maintain that price, In the event of the merchants refusing to pay it, it was unanimously agreed to close the mills until the millers' terms were agreed to. The repre sentativies present were Messrs, Collins (Labertouche) Richards (Yarragon) Gunn (Crossover) Fuhrmann (Neerim South, and McColl and Sons (Neerim).
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. MELBOURNE MARKETS. LATEST QUOTATIONS. FAT CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. MELBOURNE MARKETS. LATEST QUOTATIONS. FAT CATTLE. 1,380 yarded, comprising 2,50 front South Australia, 200 from New South Wales, 300 from North-Easton and Goul bunt Valley dirtricts, 550 from Gippsland, andt the remainder from Northern andl North-Western districts. The quality was well suited to trade requirements, including a full proportion of good anti, prime. The market opened inactive and weaker, but itisades progressed comtpeti tition becaune slightly keener, a;d, ivith but slight fluctuations, prices were fairly sos tamied throughout, closing firm. Quotat tions.--lrione pens of bollhcks, fr'oml £11 to £1"is; extra prime and heatvy do, from £13 1.5s to £14 12s 60d: good pens of lil locks from £'95s to £10 10s ; good medinm antd lighter weights, from £7 15s to ?215s second and inferir-, from £6; prime pens of cows, from £"7 to £8 lOs; extra prime and heavy do., at £10 17s Od; odd cows, £11 10s; others, from £4 10s to £( 10s.
FAT SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
FAT SHEEP. Only 136,000 were yarded. The gent~raJ ton* of the market was firmner, with an upward tendency, prices hardening from a slight improvement to 3d. per head ad-. vance on last week's rates. Prime cross bred wethers, from 16s 18s; a few extra tdo. from 10s to 21s O(l; good do., from 14s to 15s (tl; prime crossbred ewes, frouh 14s' to 15s (3d; extra do., from 16s to 17s (Gd, few 20s; go; l do., from 12s to 13s 3ld; prime merino wethers, from 14s 6d( to los 3l; good do., flrom 12s (id to l3ls6dl;prinme merino ewes, from 10s (3l to 12s d ;1 others, from 8s.
LOCAL MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
LOCAL MAILS. MAILS CLOSE at WAIRlIAGUL for the following places, at tho under. mentioned times: Melbourne and all Sta- 110.1a.m. & 7 p.m. tions on Lino ... a.. & 7 p.m. Sale and all Stations on Line ... 10.15 p.m. & 7 p.m. Buln ]3uln, Neerim) Mon. Wed. & Sat. South, RIokeby, l- 1.10a.m.;Tues. Neerim ... ... and Thur., noon. ossoTues. & Thurs. 12 Crossover ... ... noon; Saturdays 11.10 a.m. M.fondays, Wed La?dner ... . J. nesdays, & Fri Sdays 11.15 a.m. Ellinbank Seaview, and Ferndale, Tues days and Fridays 11.30 a.m.
POST CARDS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
POST CARDS. The following is an extract from the '" Postal Guide ": "Private cards bearing adhesive stamps are allowed to be used as post cards be. tween 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. by 3in., nor more than 5min. by 38.in. '" 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."
RE-DIRECTION. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 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 LOCAL MINES. THE NEW PERSEVERANCE [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
THE LOCAL MINES. THE NEW PERSEVERANCE There has been a considerable "flutter" in New Perseverance scrip during the past week. The winze chamber has been completed and the reef has been found to be going down strong, about 6ft wide and carrying what the manager describes as "very fair gold." A start was made yesterday with sinking on the lode and future developments are awaited with an increasing amount of local interest. The manager's report is as follows: New Perseverance, Crossover, 29th. Winze - Chamber completed. Start sinking Monday. Lode underfoot about 6ft . wide, showing very fair gold. Start rise early next week over back S main drive. Battery and all connections completed in eight or 10 days. Mr G WV Anderson, who has added stock-broking to his land and general agency business, reports having sold 550 New Perseverance at 2s 10d to 3s and 100 1B B. Quartz at is 6d- The latest quo tation for the New Perseverance is buyer 2s 7d.