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PARKES & ROUND. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
PARKES & ROUND. Parkes and Round report having held a clearing sale for Mrs. A. C. Lyons of her fancy goods, lollies, etc. LAND.-Parkes and Round report having let by tender 200 acres on the South Warragul-road, on account of Mr. T. Lees, to Mr. Winm. Johnson, Bull Swamp, for a term of three years, at a fair rental.
CLEARING SALES. HENRY HANSEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
('LEARlIVG SALE.. HENRY HANSEN. Henry Hansen reports having held a very successful clearing sale on account of Mr. C Killeen, of Jindivick, on Friday, September 30th. There was a large attendance of buyers and bidding was brisk throughout. The following prices were realised. Pigs Porkers, at 26s. Cattle-Springers, £3 15s to £9, averaging £5 6s; milk cows, £2 to £0 5s, averaging £4 Gs 8d; 18 months old Jersey heifers at 45s ; yearling heifers at 35s; 2 year old heifers, at 51s; shorthorn bull, 53s; yearling bulls, £1 to £3. Horses Draught horses to £19; hacks, to £4 15. Implements, furniture and sundries sold well. Henry Hansen reports having held (in conjunction with Messrs. Mathie son and Davies) a most satisfactory clearing sale on account of Mrs. M. Morrison. There was a very large attendance of buyers from all parts of Gippsland. The following prices were realised. Pigs-Store pigs, at 15s; sows with young, 65s to 72s. Cattle--Milking cows, from £3 2s Gd to £6 5s: springers, to £...
TO-MORROW'S CONCERT AT WARRAGUL. A CHOIR OF 200 CHILDREN. AND COMBINED CHURCH CHOIRS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
TO-MORROW'S CONCERT AT WARRAGUL. A CHOIR OF 200 CHILDREN. AND. COMBINED CHURCH CHOIRS. The entertainment organised by the representatives of the Sunday Schools in Warragul in aid of the Children's Hospital, and which takes place in the Public Hall to-morrow night, promises to be a great success. The children report a steady demand for tickets, very few refusing to give a helping hand to the good cause. Over 200 children will be present on the occasion, and will be supported by the members of the three church choirs. Six well-known hymns and four solos will be sung by the children. The rest of the programme will be filled up by the assistance of Mrs. Murn, Miss Hansen, Miss M'Carty, Miss Powell, Miss Heath, Miss Bolton, and Messrs Sims and Edgar, and Rev. T. Alday. To allow those who might wish to donate a further sumn to the funds, a box will be placed at the entrance. The President of the shire, Mr. P. J. Smith, will occupy the chair. With such a laudable object in view, it is sure...
PROSPECTS OF THE SEASON. AGRICULTURAL AND DAIRYING. THE LOCAL OUTLOOK. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
PROSPECTS OF THE SEASON. - ---4--,---- - AGItICULTUliAL AND DAITRYING. THE LOCAL OUTLOOK. The season's prospects. from the poin of view of both dairymen and agricultlsral ists are of the most encouraging character. The grass is fully six weeks earlier than in previous years and some of the early oats are already over 2ft. high. The transformation produced by the bush fires has been followed by another trans formation of an even more marked and conspicuous character, vast areas of what was a few months ago unsightly black. ened country having given place to pad docks of verdant crops and a prolific groivth of succulent pasture. The whole country side is a beautiful picture of Nature and there are absolutely no indi cations whatever of the devastation wrought by the scourging fires in the early months of the year. The rain came just when it was wanted, and is now being followed by days of genial sunshine. All the creeks are running full, and farmers gencrally agree that the recent dow...
WHAT PEOPLE SAY. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
WHAT PEOPLE SAY. MBr. Cromie says: The excursion trains which the Railway department have been running lately play havoc with all country storekeepers. Busi ness is flat and dull for two or three weeks afterwards, as the people go to Melbourne for their purchases. It may be alright for the Railway De partment, but it seriously affects the returns of the country businesses. Mr. Goode, stationmaster, says that so far as he knows there is absolutely no foundation for the rumor that the Commissioner of Railways intends to erect a barricade at the entrance to the station for the purpose of charging the public admission to the platform. Mr. Walker says his Bloomfield store has proved such a financial success that he has opened a branch at Yarragon, where he considers there is a big scope for a cash business. Mr. M'Neil-rubbing his hands " Yes, our extensive alterations will be completed in a week. One of the finest stores in the colony, 4,000 feet of floor space, with stock to corres pond...
The West Gippsland Gazette. WARRAGUL, OCTOBER, 4, 1898. THE GARDEN OF VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
?tlest Oippstand Sagette. WVARRAGUL, OCTOBER, 4, 1898. A journey through the THE GARDEN timbered areas of Gipps OF land in the earlier IcrTORIA. months of theyear would scarcely have given the traveller the impression that he was passing through the Garden of Victoria. Immense stretches of fertile country weie then little better in appearance than wretched blackened wastes. For mile upon mile the imagination could see the word "desolation" writ large upon the face of the earth by the cruel finger of fire. On every hand was heard the wail of ruin and des pair, and in almost every paddock the partially-roasted stock accentuated the lamentations of distracted settlers. The grass vanished in a night and hardly avestige of vegetation remained for the sustenance of man and beast. It was a time of severe trial for every farmer in the smitten portions of the Province and nothing but a stoical spirit of endurance could possibly have withstood the strain. Several months have passed since then...
PARKES & ROUND. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
PARKES & ROUND. Messrs. Parkes and Round, agents, Queen-street, Warragul, and Neerim South, held their usual sale of produce, &c., by auction at their market last Thursday. There was a good attend ance. Potatoes were scarce. We had a record butter sale, the whole line being cleared with the exception of 81b or 41b under the hammer. Prices were as follow :-Cabbage, is a doz.: potatoes, Brown River seed, 9s Gd a bag; rhubarb, is to 2s a doz bunches; turnips, is a doz bunches; carrots, is to is 6d a doz bunches ; celery, Id to 3d a stick ; eggs, Gd to 7d a doz; Pekin duck eggs, 7d to is a doz; butter, 7(1 to 8d a lb; pine apples, Gd each; cab bage plants, 3d for 50; bananas, 4d a doz; oats, 7s Gd bag; chaff, is 10d a bag; bacon, 8d Ib ; apples, 2s Gd case; Yorkshire pea seed, 1s 0d a lb; grass seed, 3d a lb; lemons, 10d a doz; Canadian Wonder bean seed, 2d a lb; oranges, Gd a doz ; cocoanuts, is a doz; curried tongues, Gd a tin ; pickles, 5d a bottle; new potatoes, 2d a...
LOCAL MARKETS. Warragul. HENRY HANSEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
LOCAL MARKETS. Warragul. HENRY HANSEN. Henry Hansen held his usual fort nightly market at his Warragul yards on Thursday last. There was a fair quantity of stock yarded nearly all of which were sold. The following prices wera realised. Pigs.-Store slips, to 18s; porkers, 25s 6d to 33s. Cattle.-Store cows, to 62s ; milk cows with calf at foot, to £4; spring ers to £4 6s; 3-year old steers, to 32s; 2-year old steers, to 28s . yearl ing steers, to 16s Gd; 3-year old heifers, to 42s; 2-year old heifers, to 37s; yearling heifers, to 25s ; poddies, to 12s.
THE WIDE WORLD [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
THE WIDE WQRLD Russia's naval programtume, for which L1M3,600,000 lately appropriated, in c:ludes the building of the follow i:lg warships:-l our first-class battle ships, of whiich three are to be built on the Newva and one at Philadelphia. They are to be over 12,500 tons each, armed with four 10in. or 12in. guns, sheathed with wood and copper for those built of the Baltic, and have enormous coal carrying capacity. One armored cruiser of 6000 tons is also to be built in the United States. In addition, the Russian yards are about completing six first-class Ibattleships, one second-clash battleship, one large and four smaller armored cruisers, one coast defence ironclad, three gunboats. seventeen tor pedo boat destroyers, and ten torpedo boats. Among freaks of nature in trees there stalllld conspicuous one known as the Asiatic star tree. It is enormously tall, growing to a height of from sixty to eighty feet, while from the ground up to a distance of about 40 feet the trunk is perfec...
FALSE ECONOMY ON THE FARM. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
FALSE ECONOMY ON THE FARM. In the course of some highly sarcastic comments on bad methods in farming. Mr Miner says. I have seen clay One of our farmers practised econ omy one year ago last fall by ploughing his ground, sowing his wheat on the furrow, and then dragging it in with a disc harrow, and as it turned out he saved much labor in harvesting hIs crop. This is economy on the farm. but poor economy. WTe find poor economy in letting our fences go untouched or patched up with rotten rails, until our stock gets out and tramps down grass and grain, while we chase aftePthem longer than a candidate for, : town- office. Econoiny is practised by a good many by letting thelr'fruit trees go wit.hout pruning, spraying, or manuring, thus receiving for their economical .saving of time and labor poor, wormy fruit, or none at all. Many seem to think that it is economy to furnish our corn and potato crops with all the weeds that will possibl)y grow, perhaps cultivating once to get the weed.s s...
WATERMELONS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
WATERMELONS. In the bul!!etin issued by the Georiia Expetrinlent Station. 3;It Hugh N. Starnes gives muiil interesting information con cerning the cultivtiation of w\aterm.lots, front which we take the following: coil.--rVhile the watermnelon will read ily :.commodate itself to a variety of soils, the best is a warm, light, well drained soil on a clay subsoil, which gives up its moisture little by little for the benefit of the plant. Wet soil is the worst enemy of the melon, but at the same time the soil must not be too dry. A soil rich in humus will produce size at the expense of quality. At least four yeari should intervene between melon crops on the same land. The land should be thoroughly prepared before seeding.: Manuring.-The best fertiliser for a melon crop is a crop of cow peas'on the land the previous year, and next to this a good dressing of stable manure ploughed under in the autumn. The ad dition of,3' cwt of super or other acid phosphate and 3'l cwt kainit per acre vwil...
INTERCOLONIAL. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
IN\TEIlCOLONIAL. Lettersc - Ev-ry half-ounce or. under ... ... ... 0 0 2 Newspapcrs, 1Ooz. or under ... 0 0 0 Post Cards ...... ... 0 0 1. Packetb-Coummerciul and print. ed papers, every 2oz. ... 0 1 Patterns and samples, every 2oz..0 0 1 Parcels, 11b. or under ... 0 0 8 Each extra lb. or under, up to 111b. ... O 0 6
POSTAL INFORMATION. Rates of Postage. VICTORIAN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
POSTAL INFORMATION. Rates of Postage. VICTORIAN. Letters-Every ounce or under 0 0 2 Letters marked '"Urgent" (which will be delivered in the same manner as a telegram would be, if there is either letter or telegraph messenger at the place to which they are ad dressed), in addition to postage 0 0 6 Newspapers, each ... ... 0 0 . Post Cards, each ... ... 0 0 1 Packets-Conmnercial and print. ed papers, up to 41b., for every 2oz. or under . .. 0 0 1 Packets-Patterns and samples, &c., up to llb., for every 2oz. or under ... ... .. 0 0 1 Books, up to 51b, for every 4oz. or under ... .. ... 0 0 1 Parcels, 21lb or under ... 0 0 Each extra lb. or under ... 0 0 3
THE ANONYMOUS CORRESPONDENT. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
T HE ANONYilOUS CORRES PO.D.N7.DN This is how the Rev. Silas IIt.ekiin, the distinguished preacher and author, expresses himself about thel anonymous correspondent. : Many years ago I .got into the habit, whten opening my letters, of looking first at the signature, and when I dis covered that my correspondent desired to remain anonymous, or signed him self a: "Well Wisher,' 'or "'A Grieved Admirler" or "A' Pained D)isciple of the Master," or used some particularly religious term. I knew that I was in for sunile severe criticism and ilost. likely not a little abuse. Now. read ing anonymous corres-pondence is. ais : rule. a very profitless enployment ; hence, for : ,good manyyealrs now, whenever I come across 1a letter signed "A Brother in the Lord," or something of that kind, I throw it at'once into the fire or intro the waste-paper basket un read. ABUSIVE LEI ITERS. It is not a little significant that some of the most abusive letters 1 have ever received have been written by people ...
A NOTORIOUS BANDIT. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
A NiO'TORIOUS BANDIT. ,'r:Iaecois Boceogn::1io. a notorious ba:n dit. who took l to the bmo;ti': of( Co, hh iii0c2 ".2; :I;notl:rni:g t1 ei b, ui . was M; a ud ki:2ltlk ti:P oi".: . H;" LC'iU hI ! beeni oier'e: f'hie ::ir:; . for hiil for three l-ays. b;it it h::p,*Fe (Says "Stan. ar1"" co .e np :r 1"` n : th::t when he mnIne his :;p at., near Ajaceio, "their serge-:n. o0;. was alone. The latter called uo'nL ) oco.u nano to surrender, but the bandit re plied with a shot, on which UL3ýby fred. and brought him down. 1e1 hu:stne 1 from under cover to seize thu ba::dit, when Bocognano rose and slhot him through the breast. In spite of his terrible wound. Boby tool: steady aim, and sent a bullet through the murder er's head, and killed him oe the spot. Boby, who was a married man with seven children, sucuiubed ",U te even air:.
A TALK ABOUT SPRING CLEANING. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
A T.AL.K AIOUT. SPRING CLEANING. Says a contemporary:--'In the spring : housewife's fancy lightly turns to :houghts of dust." if we may thus plagi :.rise and alter the poet's words. With a sigh, you tufn from the outside world. and rapidly begin to review in her prac 1 ie.l mind how and when each apart mnent is to receive its annual cleaning, vwhat new carpets your purse may af ford. and in which rooms new paint and papering is most necessary. In a few days the male portion of the household begin to discern with uneasy anxiety the well known ominous signs of the annual upheaveal which experience has taught th-nm to dread more than storm or earth quake. D)ay by day the chaos becomes more hopeless, the house more uncom fortabie, and the careworn mother yet more worried and harassed. The worst of things comes to an end undoubtedly, and in the course of time the great spring cleaning exhausts itself and once more peace and traniuillity reign. Now, what has been the result of it all? The...
THE LADIES' COLUMN. THE PRETTY TYPEWRITER. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
THE LADIES' COLUMN. THE PRETTY TYPEWRITER. hbe at down fcfore the 11:teaitie, 11rlair igwpsdints Thu sulight glnuted te e crte cn .And lit .h t;.- bronzte iin hat '"on a:"0 : tad;"t.' 'is r hot no Is' "1; Now-\\ststed a dcsr little wife, lp ite lontjici- t baeheb - Ititat"-, Stte brougltt thle nte..l 1oy's btck to life. foilo' mtnt be b tlt p·retty and nti', linv.± the I':ltieiie of lob in heer b-et-at O tublr's r.:r brownr in he_-r Yen: .tit~st be~ ttatly ledt t:i.s1 itllle dlee-e!d. '. :eleitlnt. to c..' ip te\It a I t tO :lt', n.' " stht e : " !I", fair tin ga-e full wilth a cah "howod gracinis_, tinu'e. lnOhtg for' :n' -'"New Yeti: r:,-rk ir .hero P al.""
THE MUSIC CURE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
THE All'SIC CL"RE. [The "ir-ish\" -dical Joturn:" lV. : r "ce"ntl? y hi:en di. u'.c '?ci n nt :.-" :1p ;a cet:i. for nervous coumtlr.' Th tut-r'" !n;l o?n ido.i,le v., t:,e :oi:n n- tin, agt in ttr.any. and sp:'a h,:sittl fo.' it: yst ina tic aptl. a:.It was .t .a - li.-h,' in -.unit-.-"' ?V ." ";:'t--. Ca zette."] It is n": all "nut-i t ? :t 1 .- ,- t ,h.,n I! ?.. Ids f ill al:. - a n. -: 1 Fi- dle or lIt e, for ,:,?* In:'s nseat .Ma,.: " b. :anoth.? h r':-= p,,i:.+ n. : h- n ,iotet -?c in the ,liUm.?, you s, His ni lanicholy !'ut..'ll ::il** his 1 1'ar'. . vhie., a.' fnr me, I s.nlply 2._It - I ts tot l=. li'hiite'o h'&lt; ]. ' rro,-sha,,l the duits (Ir ,, r-. sth-ls a hnd ablus hitl- Shoutl she h oiv,-.s of all :.lhe ,ns That h'- has .slc.'-d. r, ft-sr him rhould th it tro-)n:rtr hav- d clined (G:-r -., n t'.-:-s v.. "! ],e brutal) To s-nd tht. ,- i ts, still he will fint! S?op- c'omfr. in hi tootle. But not so I. And whorn he hsw-- A:s That nith:ln.? cain ;i- nh-r T, sei...