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THE BOY AND LIFE ON THE FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 18 February 1915
THE BOY AND LIFE ON THE j FARM. | It yoil are a farmer and you want your son Lo be a farmer after you, teach him from his earliest boyhood to respect his father's calling. Instil into his mind the fact that the great men of all ages wore the sons of far mers. Teach him never to feel ashamed at the senseless and thread bare jokes of would-tie humorists over old Hayseed and his lumbering old market waggon and his quaint iiess of speech, when he visits the city and stares around at the sights, and does not make half so much of a fool of himself as the average city man when he comes to the country. Do not fill his life entirely with work. Kecrc-ation is as necessary to happiness and to a healthful develop ment of the spiritual and physical faculties as is pure air, and there is untold wisdom in the old saw: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." lCncourage him when he tries to do, even if he fails. Failures -which teacji us how to avoid future disasters are successes. Make him fe...
PRACTICAL HINTS ON SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 18 February 1915
PRACTICAL HINTS ON SHEEP. If you want gooil-sizeil sheep, they must grow rapidly while young. J The breed of sheep for mutton is one that gives early maturity. Sheep make two profits a year; no other stock does this. With sheep, as with all other stock, the best always pays better than scrubs. I Some times there is more in the _ breed of the shepherd (ban in the .sheep. Show condition and low condition are both extremely hurtful for breed ir.? ewes. Select ram for breeding that has ft good masculine head and that stands firmly on strong legs. As a rule the large money ewes prove to be better lamb raisers than the short dumpy ones. A shoe]) with dry.and pale impover ished skin will never produce a good fleece. The more sheep you can keep and keep in good condition the less per head will be the cost of keeping. A farm without sheep may pay well, but the farm with a flock will pay bet ter. A sheep producing a good fleece is also not far out of it in the goodness of the mutton he will k...
ALBERTON SHIRE COUNCIL. THURSDAY, 11th FEBRUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 18 February 1915
ALBERTU?J SHIRE COUNCIL. I THURSDAY, 11th FEBRUARY. j Present:—Crs. Chi i.-stens&n (pre sident), Banv McGallinrd, Power, O'Connor, Nightingale, Mcl.eod, Bar low and Bland. Department of I.ands and Survey, Inviting investigations as to marram grasc.—Received. Department oi' Public Works, stat ing thai the allocation of £1'.00 was; made to various roads, at discretion of the council.—Received. Shire of Bulu l?ulii, suggesting that Country Roads Hoard be asked to maintain roads l'or a period of eight months.—Received. Yarram Agricultural Socic-ty, .isk be proclaimed a public holiday.— Attended to. ! St. Patrick's Society, re having 17th March gazetted a public holi day.'—Attended to. Secretary, St. John Ambulance As sociation, Yarram sub-centre, return ing (hanks for fre,' use of the shire hall.—Received. Correspondence. General. Secretary, Madalya Bush Nursing Association, asking council's co operation in the proponed viee-regal visit on Oth April.—Secretary to at to ml. Ktfwa...
INCIDENTS OF THE WAR A Gallant Gloucester. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 18 February 1915
INCIDENTS OF THE WAR A Gallant Gloucester. The risks that some men will run for what appears to others to be a mere trifle was instanced by a wound ed artilleryman whose battery got cut off. In relating how he and his companions escaped, he said: "As we cleared out there was a. man of the Gloucestershire who noticed that a horse that had been struck with a shell was in ^reat pain and was neigh ing piteously for water. There was none about, and with the Germans rapidly closing in, it was as much a's any man's life was worth to stay an other minute. The brave chap knew that as well as anyone; but lie wanted to make that poor animal comfortable before lie cleared off, so he hunted around until he found water. We had to cleur out, and didn't know what had happened to him until next day, when we re-took the position and found the Gloucester lad and the horse both dead."
Gunyah Bush Nursing. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 18 February 1915
Gunyah Bush Nursing. The following members of the above committee met at the Central Hall on Saturday afternoon, 13tli inst.;—Messrs Ii. .T.- York "(chair), Olsen, McLeods, Mesdames Rogers, , Walkley, W. Simpson and Stafford. ' Previous minutes were, confirmed. Correspondence received and dealt , with. • i Correspondence. From Dr. E. Barrett, of Toora, stating that Nurse's explanation re removal of splints on boy's arm at Wonyip was quite satisfactory as the boy had had a fall which misplaced splints and Nurse had under these circumstanccs re-adjusted them. The committee were of opinion that had Dr. Barrat in the iirst place made known his grievance to the committee a satisfactory explanation j could have been given, which would probably have saved much adverse and undeserving criticism of nurse. . From Sister Greer, in reply to se cretary, asking for outline of what ' may he expected from a bush nurse. "If the nurse = ls a resident in the house she can do the patient's ma- ; ternit...
Other Countries' Spies. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 18 February 1915
Other Countries' Spies. Russia spends nearly as much as Germany on its own spy system, and manages to get better value for its money than its neighbors, as the Ger mans have already learned to their cost in Eastern Europe. German offi cers protest that the Russians know more about the country than they do themselves, and that the most secret movements of their troops cannot be kept secret from their foe. Italy pays close on £200,000 per annum lor her secret service, and France and Japan are fairly prodigal on their own ac count. Austria maintains a most ela borate spy system, but has not paid Great Britain very much attention in the past. Her agents are occupied chiefly in her own country, in Italy and in the Balkan States. It has al ways been part of her policy to stir up internal Btrife in Bo.snia, Servia, and Bulgaria. In Sarajevo one-half of the population is paid to spy upon the other half, and Bosnia and Herze govina simply swarm with secret agents. A large number of priests a...
Foster School Picnic. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 18 February 1915
Foster School Picnic. Tlic meeting convened for Friday j nigh fc last in connection with the | above picnic was attended by the fol lowing :—Messrs 1'. Deveney (chair), W. A. llicc, F. Fisher, J. Baker, W. Wood, AV. Collis, 1". De.'lin, [I. U. Hodgson and Mesdatnes .). J . Tobias, P. Devlin, 0. Jones, A. Giilliths and W. Col'.is. J Mr. Deveney briefly explained the object of tlie meeting and then left it j open for discussion. Tin; first proceed ings being the election of otlicers as ' follows :— President, Mr. Deveney ; ! treasurer, Mr lialier ; secretary, Mr Hodgson. The ladies were appointed a committee to canvass for subscrip tions. It was decided on the motion of Messrs Wood and (Jul J is tli.it- (he event be held on Saturday, March Gtli, and that (lie Foster beach be the place to hold it. Moved by Messrs Hodgson and Devlin "that the catering be given to the local bakery, and that outside schools lie asked to join in&lt;»\vitli the understanding that they provide their ...
A1's Crave. This story was narrated in a West Country hospital, says the "Nursing Mirror":— [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 18 February 1915
A1's Crave. This story was narrated in a West Country hospital, says the "Nursing Mirror": — Two soldiers badly wounded lay beside a dying German. Earlier in the day one Tommy would have "gone" for him, but now they lay there, hot, tired, thirsty, and in pain. "Wot wouldn't I give for a drink!" remarked one man to the other. The German understood the word "drink" —singularly like his own. The soldier who lived to tell the tale said, " 'E lcep' saying ' 'Ere,' point ing to 'is side. We thought as 'ow 'e wanted liftin' ur. and couldn't rest easy, so after a bit I managed to hoist myself up and give him a pull, and then I found 'e was a-lying on 'is water-bottle. It was full of wine and water, and I 'eld it to 'is lips. "Pore chap! 'e was nigh done then, but 'e ses, 'No, not me—I die—you drink!' Pore bloke, he died, too, 'e did, and inter some of us buried 'ini proper, wiv a kind of a headstone, and on it I wrote on a bit of paper "Al." Paper was rare, you know, but we wanted to put so...
Toora Church of England. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 18 February 1915
Toora Church of England. The minimi harvest thanksgiving service in connection with tlio above church was held 011 Sunday evening last, the congregation filling' the edifice to its utmost capacity The. usual gifts of products of the soil were arranged in the iniiiding in a very tasteful manner by members of the church. The vicar, Kev. A. I. Smith, occupied the pulpit and preached an ! appropriate sermon on the duty they owed to God for the harvest that | had been reaped, ami exhorted his ' hearers to ol'i'er prayeis of thankful- j 11 ess to Him for the fruits of the earth that had been so bountifully supplied. I The preacher's texts weie taken from Matthew and John "Give us this day our daily bread," "Man shall not live by bread alone," and " I am the bread of life." The hymns rendered were specially selected.for the occasion and during the offeilory jJMiss Scott ren dered the solo "Angels ever bright and fair" in a pleasing manner, Mr C. 'Warner presided at the organ. On Tuesday ni...
MEETING AT WARRAGUL. MR. McGALLIARD'S CONVINCING ADDRESS. SHARE HOLDINGS INCREASED. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 18 February 1915
MEETING AT AYAUUAGIX. Mil. McGAIjIjIAMD'S CONVINCING : ADimr.ss. SHAltIC HOLDINGS IXCHEASKI). A fairly well attended meeting of shareholders in the Gippsland Bacon Company was held la the shire hall, W'arragul, qn Thursday. 4th inst. Mr. Erlandson, secretary to the local committee, explained that the meeting was called to discuss mat- i tcrs of interest to shareholders. t The chairman of the Board and Mr. i 'Robinson, a director, had been in vltaU to attend, and he was pleased to sec both present. | Mr. Fcgarty t.t.s elected chairman. ; He said that In would call on the ' directors to explain matters of in terest with regard to the position of the factory, and afterwards he would ■ allow questions from shareholders, and suggestions as to the future I inp.uagement of the factory.. He, then called on the chairman of diroc- • •tors to address the meeting. | Mr. McGalliard said that when he ; received Mr. Erlandson's letter ask- , ing him to attend this meeting, he I asked for a meeting...
Dandenong Bacon Factory. PROFIT OVER WORKING EXPENSES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 18 February 1915
Dandenong Bacon Factory. PROFIT OVEK WO P. KING EXPENSES. Tho rncstir.g callcd at the local shhe hail on Friday was not well at lon'lcd. II' v.'cvor, Mr. T. J. McGal Iir.nl gave some useful information 10 '.hoso present. It was mentioned that the prr-fer o:ieo shares not having all boon taken u;> by present shareholders, those will be available to the public on 1st ! March. At 6 per cent, the invest-' me,it i.i a good one, (.-specially as it v/iil help a most desorvins, ana hi future a flourishing, institution. The cupjres'.ion was made that minimum holdings of shares should b9 made as 'lev/ as live. The Articles cf A.wcc.'a'ion stipulate ten, therefore no fov.*cr can be placed. What was particularly interesting was the assurance by Mr. McGalliard that during the past four months the factory showed a profit over worlc inir expenses. "Does this includo interest," in quired an anxious shareholder. Mr. McGalliard replied that it. (lid. The average weekly supply of p.';:?. for the pa...
FIGHTING IN EGYPT. TURKS LOSE 4000 MEN. NO AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES. (Copyright Reserved by the Crown.) CAIRO; 12th February. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 18 February 1915
Tl'KKS I,OSU '1000 MKX. XO AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES. (Copyright Reserved by tlio Crown.) CAIRO; 12 th February. After the failure of their attempt to cross the Suez Canal at Toussoun on Tuesday night and Wednesday's fighting, tlie Turks made no further attack, and' they began to le?.ve their advanced positions on Friday. Since then they have been retreating. A fair number of battaiions of re gular troops appear to have been wholly or partly engaged at Tous soun. -Thc-ir losses turned out to be heavier than was at first supposed. For several days after tho tight. Further dead bodies v.-er&xcontinu al y found in the canal and the desert. Undoubt&lt;"Uy the Turks met with an excoed'ngly ficrco rifle fire, which caused most of the casualties. Tho Turks must have lost 400 men. The losses cn our side were about 150 all told, and consisted largely of soldiers who .were jvounded on tho left forearm. Few Australian troops were under fire, and they sustained no casual ties. The N...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 18 February 1915
The Liver at Fault. In order tliat sufferers from dis ordered liver may learn liow to ob tain relief, we publish tlio follow ing letters:— From Mr. A. W. McLeod, IS Barclay street, Brunswick, Vic.:— "For some years I was sadly af flicted with liver troubles and indiges tion, also with pains in the back and under the shoulder-blades, together with dizziness in the head. I had splitting headaches, from which I was hardly ever free. My appetite was very poor, and when I did eat I experienced hot flushes in the head, and oftentimes heartburn would oc cur. I tried various medicines in the hope of finding a cure, but they were all hopelessly Ineffective in my case. I then decided to try a course of War ner's Safe Cure, and very soon dis covered that X had found the right medicine for my complaint. I began to improve after taking the first bot tle of the medicine. I continued to take it for some little time, when all bad symptoms disappeared. . I am fully restored to health, and have not b...
BIG-HEARTED COSSACKS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 18 February 1915
BIG-HEARTED COSSACKS. "Each Cossack has a piece of land j given liim by the Government, in re- | turn for which he must provide a horse and be ready to fight whenever j war breaks out," says John Foster . Fraser. "Like all men who live in ■ the saddle, they are lithe, sinewy, and adventurous. There is a considerable strain of Tartar blood in their veins, with the result that under frenzy they go into battle with the rush of an ava lanche, absolutely heedless of their fate. They are not pretty fighters; they are not disposed to give quar ter; they go out to kill. "Very likely many of the stories told against these shaggy clad and weird horse-soldiers are perfectly true. But I have lived vith the Cos sacks out in the far east of Russia's dominions; have cooked my food on their fires on the cold Steppes; have had their crude but willing hospital ity; and have slept by their side in the open. Rough and uninviting they are in appearance; but as we must speak of men as we find them, I—-wh...
A HERO'S NERVOUSNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 18 February 1915
A HERO'S NERVOUSNESS. "Every soldier knows that the first experience of being under fire is ter ribly unnerving," writes a sergeant of the Yorks. and Lanes. Regiment, "and the best of men will admit that at times they are tempted to run away. - There was a young lad of the Worcestershire Regiment who had this feeling very badly, but he made up his mind that lie would conquer it, and this is \vhat he did. He made it a practice to go out of the trench and expose himself to German fire for a bit every day. The poor boy trem bled like a leaf, but his soul was big ger than the weak'little body holding it, and he went through that terrible ordeal for a week. On the eighth day he was fatally hit. His last words to me were, 'They can't say I was a coward, can they?'"
Couldn't Get Rid of a "Missis." [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 18 February 1915
Couldn't Get Rid of a "Missis." The Archbishop of York gave it as his opinion the other day thai the war will not be over Cor a long time, and that "the side that can command the greatest constancy of spirit and the most ready capacity for sacrifice is the side which will win." The Archbishop, like the Bishop of London, is a bachelor, apropos of which fact an amusing story is told. When his Grace was a vicar, he em ployed no fewer than twelve curates. One cV.iy ihe late Queen Victoria sug gesteil to him that if ho. would only gel. married, he would be able to do with fewer clergymen to help him. "Well," he replied, "if I disagree with my curates we can part, but if I disagreed with my wife, I might have to leave the parish!"
A GALLANT GHURKA. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 18 February 1915
A GALLANT GHURKA. iThe famous Queen's Own Guides are considered one of the finest bod ies of Indian troops serving under the British iiag. An anecdote illustrative of their devoted gallantry can be told. In an expedition against a trouble tome tribe of hill robbers a lit tle parly of the Guides, twenty-live in number, with an English oliicer iu command, bad rushed one of the en emy's sangars (a sort or rifle-pit built up wiih loose, stones) and held pos session of it. But the enemy was slill in Kirong force in the immediate vicinity, and it was apparent that any one leaving Hie shelter would be shot. A Ghurka trooper stepped forward and, saluting his officer, said. "Sahib, we mustn't stop here all day. 1 will jump on the top of the parapet; they will lire at. me. and we shall be able 10 rush on tl-em before they can load again." So saying, the gallant fellow sprang 011 the parapet and, defiantly waving his swerd, shouted insulting epithets at the enemy, who, boiling over with rage, ...