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CORRESPONDENCE. WHO DISCOVERED CROSSOVER? TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
CORRESPONDENCE. WHO DISCOVERED CROSSOVER? TO THE EDITOR Sin,-Your contributor, "J.W.B.," in his article on the early days in Gippsland claims to have been the discoverer of the Crossover diggings. This is hardly correct. The first party to discover pay able gold on the Crossover were Henry Lancaster, Henry Williams, Joseph Ayers, and Joseph Travers. This party was fitted out by me when I was at Labertouche Creek, in 1864--the year that the telegraph line wvas cut through from Melbourne to Sale, the route it fol lowed being what is now known as the Old Telegraph Road. Our claim was the only one registered and worked as a prospecting claim. The name of Cross over Creek was given by our party on account of a Government prospecting party sinking two or three holes and, finding no gold, reported the field as "not auriferous." My party and lMr. Beilby both claimed the Government reward for the discovery of a payable gold field, but neither were awarded it, but our-party were awarded an ex...
BULN BULN EAST. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
BULN BULN EAST. The old adage, " it never rains but it pours," would apply very well to the kind of weather which has obtained in this district, for some weeks past. Some farmers are complaining of too much moisture. Certainly the crops are not making much headway, doubtless owing to the cold weather, on the other hand the pastures are looking remarkably well. The boom in the cattle market has petered out to some extent, perhaps the rise lately experienced, about 100 per cent. was too sudden to last, anyhow, store cattle and milkers can be obtained at lower rates. Measles and influenza in a mild form still prevalent.
BULN BULN SHIRE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 4 October 1898
BULN BULN SHIRE COUNCIL. A meeting of the Iuln luln Shire Coun cil was held on Tuesday and was attended by all the councillors. cORISP1'ONIDENCE. Fromnt a number of ratepayers residing at Buln Buln, re state Toynbee's hill. Attention was also directed to a deviation of the road, which was surveyed some years ago.-Received. Fromt P. Robin, Crossover, asking for compensation for clearing timber off the road in order to make his house safe from bush fires.-Cr. '\ard to attend. From A. E. Garside, Necriut South, directing attention to the fact that nearly the whole of the drainage from the town ship flows on to the tramline, and the propertyleased by himself.-lDay labor. From Walsh Bros., Mountain View, claiming £1 for clearing storm timber off VWalsh's road.-12s 6d to be allowed. From Municipal Association, stating that the annual meeting would be held on 12th October.-Received. Front Secretary of the Moe shire, en closing copy of resolutions re Women's Franchise.-The Secretary : I am ...
A PRAYER. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
A PRAYER. A little sorrow came to ime to-day. A little blow. not meant n''rhaps, but givcn And after it was o'er f could but kneel to pray. The friendship of long years was riven. "Ilend over me. dear God." Knccling it seemed so long before the words would come Thile heart was hot. the thoughts were r.'stless too, I tried to find osome soft forgiving words. some, Words which I might .?paakl and neve'r ru,; They w-t:ld not ca.nle. I kneeled on still. I wante' so to pray But I could nottfo ive, it hurt me ro. "Lord. I forgive!'" I could not. could not say. "'Brood over me in Love." But still the ,attitu:d, of prayer I kRpt: [ felt that God would know I meanlt to pry. I thin!; T may have goently wept. Ptut "I forgive." I could not ray. "Dear God. give me the strength." A :aeft swcet peace canme over all, ly heart was full, I could not see, "'Dear FIather. do you hear me call? Forgive, forgive Thou mne! I thank Thee, thank Thee, God." And sweet peace came.
THE COLORS OF THE FLAG. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
THE COLORS OF THE FLAG. What is the hbl: on our flag. boys? The waves of the boundless sea, Wlhere our vessels ride in their tameless pride, And the feet of the z.ind' are free; From the sun atld smiles of the coral isles To the ice of the South and North, Whith dauntlcss tread through tempests dread The guardian ohips go forth. What is the ewhite on our flag, boys? The honor of our land. Which burns in our sight like a beacon light, And stands while the hills shall stand; Tea, dearer than fame is our land's great name, And we fight, wherever we be, For tle mothers and wives that pray for the lives Of the brave hearts over the sea. What is the red on our flag, boya? Tile blood of our heroes slain, On the burning sand:; in the wild waste lands, And the froth of the purple main; And it cries to God from the crimsoned sod. And the crest of the wvav? outrolled. That He send Irs men to fight againu As our fathers fought of old. We'o'll stand by the dear old flag, boys, Whatever be said o...
HERE AND THERE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
HERE AND THERE. It is curious to note how in nations ex tremes meet, and how closely so-called civilisation is akin to so-called barbar ism. Take, for instance, the French and the Chinese. The former contend, and with some degree of justice, that they are at the top of the tree of civill zation. The latter, in spite of their pro tests, are said to be barbarians of the worst order. And yet what a strange similarity between the two. In China a statesman who has lately offended the Empress-Dowager,is sentenced to death, and, because he manages to effect his escape to an English steamer, the pal ace authorities promptly seize upon him with a view to his immersion in boiling oil or some other equally humorous and lingering method of death. In Paris, a lady who has some reason to complain of the way in which a certain newspaper has spoken of her daughter, rushes into the office, and because she cannot see the editor, promptly shoots the innocent and unoffending "sub." WVhether this "ful m...
THE KITCHEN GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
THE KITCHEN GARDEN. Early potatoes are growing strongly, and with a change to warmer weathed their progress will be rapid. Deep hoe ing is unwise after the fibrous roots have filled the spaces between the rows. Ad vantage may be taken of showery weath er to sow either soot or special manures lightly between the rows, then hoeingl and soon after moulding up the plants. 'Where rows of short topped early pota toes are not less than three feet apart. as soon as the rows are moulded up cab bage, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, may be planted between the rows. The plants will move better from the seed when the weather is dry, if the plants are well watered a few hours previous to planting. When transplanting make the soil per fectly firm around the roots, and well water until the plants become established if the weather sets in hot and dry. The planting out of cucumbers, marrows. pumpkins, and plants of this kind shouldi be proceeded with as circumstances will permit. Seeds of the above sho...
A NEW FUNGICIDE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
A NEW FUNGICIDE. There is something remarkable in thd fact that Bordeaux mixture was dis covered by a mere accident, and that the first formula used should still be so very) nearly like what years of experience and most searching experiment confirms as the best fungicide known. Many other fungicides have been proposed, but none have achieved anything like the success of the Bordeaux mixture. For certain purposes, however - goose berry mildew, for instance - the potas sium sulphide solution has shown merit*l and now .Mr Walter F. Swingle, in Far mers' Bulletin No. 75, of the United States Department of Agriculture, an nounces a bran-new fungicide of some what the same nature as the potassium sulphide solution. He calls this the "Sar" solution. The name has beers coined by taking the first letter in each of the words sulphur, alliali, and resin, the respective ingredients. The ftingl cidal component is sodium sulphide, which is much cheaper than potassium sulphide, Is more convenient ...
MADAME MELBA. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
MADAME i:ELBA. The reality of our great songstress's triumph in the old country, and the un abated continuance of herpopularity,one realises in reading notices of her in the London press. Only a few weeks ago the opera season was clo:sed in London, and the "Daily Telegraph" writes: The swan song of the season was sung by no less an artiste than Madame M3elba, who had been persuaded to add one to the number of her promised ap pearances, and to give 'Romeo et Jull ette' that peculiar lustre which in her absence that opera seems to lack. Mad ame Melba flung her nightingale notes into the vastness of the Covent Garden auditorium with that ease and certainty which are among her greatest endow ments. It was well that the most beau tiful voice that the operatic stage knows to-day should sing the farewell phrases of a busy and memorable season. This is no idle adulation. The "most beautiful voice that the operatic stage knows to-day" is that of the erst-while Richmond girl, whom we were onl...
MR. G. J. TURNER, M.L.A., AND THE WARRAGUL COUNCIL. COMPLAINTS OF NEGLECT OF DUTY. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
MV[R. G. J. TURNER, 1..L.A., AND THE WARRAGUL COUNCIL. COMPLAINTS OF NEGLECT OF DUTY. At a meeting of the Warragul Shire Council on Wednesday, . Councillor Connor said he desired to direct the attention of the Council. to the marked discourtesy of their Par liamentary representative-Mr. - . J. Turner, M.L.A.-who had been writ ten to on three different occasions on important matters affecting the dis trict, and who had absolutely ignored each of the letters. It was true that there might be some Councillors who did not support Mir. Turner politically, and if that was the reason of his dis respectful treatment of the Council it was certainly a most extraordinary position to take up. He ought, at least, to have the courtesy to acknow ledge the Secretary's letters, and to treat a public body, representatives of the ratepayers, in a courteous manner. He did not suppose for a moment that they could alter this condition of things, but lie thought it only proper that the Council should expre...
ARTIFICIAL ALBUMEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
ARTIFICIAL ALBUMEN. The "Chronicle's" Vienna correspon dent has been pursuing his investiga tion into Dr Lilienfeld's invention of artificial albumen. Professor Ludwig told him there was no doubt that an important discovery had been made ; Professor Mauthner said: "Similar syn theses have been repeatedly reported, and by Dr Lilienfeld himself, of late years. But this synthesis is quite new, and exceedingly interesting to every scientist. However, the synthesis of albumen means a thing so colossal and so overwhelming to science that the ut most prudence ought to be observed in every step towards it. I was present at Dr Lilienfeld's lecture, and witnessed the whole process of the synthesis. It did not occupy more than ten minutes. I can affirm that the synthesis shows quite correctly all the reactions and the percentages of composition of natural popton, as this is formed in the stomach and intestines in the digestion of albu menous substances. Further researches have yet to be made i...
CLEARING SALES. SKEWS & PATTERSON. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
CLEAi;NlG SALES. SKEWS & PATTERSON. We held a very successful clearing sale for \Ir. H. Skipper on Wednesday, October 5th. and the average obtained was the highest for some years. There was a large attendance, principally from Jindivick and Necrim South, although other parts of the district were represented. The cows were much admired for their breeding and quality. The 19 milkers and 3 springers fetched up to £10 15s and £8S 15s respectfully, the whole lot aver aging £6 4s Sd. Poddy calves (this season's), Ts; yearling heifers at £2 lls; do. steers. 20s 6d1; fat bullock, 4 years old (reared on the place), £9 ; fat cow, £5 15s ; store cows, in forward condition, to £4 5s; yearling Ayrshire bull, £22s 6d; 1 year old shorthorn bull, £3 19s; short horn bull, 4 years, £'2 15s; 5 crossbred ewes and lambs, at 18s ; suckers, 10s 9d ; sow, with litter of 8, £6 10s; fowls, at 2s 6d each.
CHEAP BOOKS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
CHEAP BOOKS. In his favorite character of prophet of a coming literary "golden age," Sir Walter Besant finds us on the very verge of "the greatest revolution that the history of literature has even seen" -a revolution which will enable every one to buy all, or almost all, new books as they appear at sixpence apiece. Since, as he reminds us, books of established reputation are already sold by the hun dred thousand at that price, it is pos sible that his vision may eventually be realised. Whether, however, such de velopment of the present almost insane worship of cheapness will benefit the average readuler from the literary point of view is another question, and one which Sir Walter Besant does not seem to have thought it necessary to con sider. With the book-market flooded with fictional trash at sixpence a volume, it seems only too prolbble that large classe. of readers would be seduced from literature of the better sort, just as other classes of readers are nowadays seduced from li...
HOW THE BRAIN WORKS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
HOW THE BRAIN WORKS. A committee of British physicians,. acting jointly, has for some years beesf giving particular attention to this topic, and their researches, though not yet al together complete, already show some very interesting results, which, taken together with those of investigators on the 'Oontinent, let us see a long way into the intricacies of the brain. It has shown unequivocally, for example, that a brain cell, which is the. really important part of the brain, actu ally loses part of its substance during: action. ''he brain cells of persons and of animals that have died during a. period of great exhaustion from over exertion, are found to be greatly changed from the condition of the nor mal cell during times of health and vigor. The cell of the exhausted brain instead of being plump and full of ner vous matter, is found to be hollowed out, or "vacuolated," a cavity within its substance having formed and being fill ed with water. This means that a. part of the cell sub...
CONCERT AT WARRAGUL. IN AID OF THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. 200 CHILDREN AND COMBINED CHURCH CHOIRS. A GREAT SUCCESS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
CONCERT AT WARRA GUL. IN AI) OF THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. 200 CHILDREN AND COMBINED CHURCH CHOIRS. A GREAT SUCCESS. nappy thought at gave rise to the suggestion thn.t- the: Sunday School scholars and combined church choirs. of Warragul should give a con cert in support of the movement initiated by Lady Madden on behalf of the Melbourne Children's Hospital. The entertainment camne oft in the. Public Hall on Wednesday evening and was in every respect a most pro nounced success. The children to the number of fully two hundred were seated on a sloping platform extend ing from the rear of the stage to some distance in front of the same, and being neatly attired for the occasion they looked exceedingly nice. In the midst of them was the President of the Shire-Mr. P. J. Smith-who presided, whilst Mr. Dodds performed the duel functions of conductor and accompanist on the organ. Miss Bolton accompanied the soloists on the piano, and. Mr. A. C. Lewis (Superintendent of the Church of England Su...
The West Gippsland Gazette. WARRAGUL, OCTOBER 11, 1898. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
WARRAGUL. OCTOBER, 11. 1898. Councillor Butler is dissatisfied with the present arrangement by which the Warragul Shire Council has to be satisfied with the services of a consulting engineer. He thinks it is time the council reverted to its former practice of appointing a permanent resident engineer, and has given notice to that effect. The Municipal Loans Extension Bill, under which shire councils can be relieved of the burden of providing a sinking fund, was briefly referred to at Wednesday's meeting of the Warragul Council, and the secretary was instructed to take the preliminary steps necessary to enable the shire to take ad vantage of the boon. At present the annual contribution to the Sinking Fund amounted to about £400. An appeal to the Supreme Court is to be made in the case of Swift v.the Commissioner of lRailways. This case, it will be remem bered, was heard at the Warragul County Court, and resulted in the jury awarding £100 damages. The ground of appeal is that the plain...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
auctioneers' Notices. HENRY HANSEN, AU Q[' CT 0 i E I&, Stock, Station, and Insurance Agent. TRUST MONEYS TO LEND. VALUATIONS MADE. Agent for Wm. HAMILTON & Co., MASSEY-HARRIS & Co., Clearing Sales Conducted. Horse and Cattle Sales Held As U ,t's : : Warragul Fortnightly Market. T~ARlIAGUL SALE YARDS, THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 1898. One o'Clock Sharp. H- ENRY HANSEN will offer for Sale 2 by Public Auction 20 Springers, a really first-class line, close up 5 Sp!)inners, fovnard .. 16 Store Cowt'F 11 Springers, half Ayrshire 18Heifers, 2yrs old 9 Store Cows, in forward condition 25 Poddies, mixed sexes . Slips 11 Weaners 2 Brood Sows 2 Ayrshire Bulls 3 Porkers 18 Cross-bred Ewes 18 Cross-bred Lambs 1 Spring-cart Horse Horses, Cattle, Sheep, etc. 1. HANSEN, Auctioneer, Wanrragul and Diouin. Drouin Weekly Market. TUESDAY, OCT., 11, 1898. At 12.30 Sharp. T ENRY HANSEN will offer for sale by public auction, at Main-street, Drouin, A Supply of Fresh Vegetables every Tuesday...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
It was announced a year or two agu that Professor Evans, the distingulashb~ writer on antiquarian subjects, was preparing a book on the. criminal prose cution andl capital punishment of ani nals. The work, now finished, wilt soon be published in London by Mr Heinemann, and in New York by Messrs Iolt and Co. Readers of the work will. be astonished to learn to how recent a period the. strange custom of judicially, trying ai*imals survived. The. authou has rausacked tbh records which exist in the various European languages of these trials. Old illustrations of beasu trials. and executions show how exactr the procedure was. A curious instanca is that of a pig with the hangman'o, rope round its neck. Did the judge put on a black cap' Earth holds no fury like, a woman scorned. The trouble in Chin? just now is attributed to the fact that the Em peror had endeavored to? deprive thef Dowager Empress of her say in affairs of State. Madam arose in her wrath, aind behold, she is rakng things hu...
IN PRAISE OF REUTER. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
IN PRAISE OF REUTER. I sing of one no Pow'r has trounced, Whose place in every strife is neuter. Whose name is frequently pronounced As Reuter. Ilow oft, as through the news we go. When breakfast leaves an hour to loiter, We quite forget the thanks we owe To Reuter. Ilis web around the globe is spun. lIe is, indeed, the world's exploiter; 'Neath ocean, e'en, the whispers run Of Reuter. WVho half so well resolves a doubt? When tact Is needed, who adroitor? I trow earth could not spin without Its Reuter. Let praise arise in every land ; To thee the student's guide and tutora I bless thee here as Reuter and As Reuter. -"St. James'a GazeCtat"
NURSERY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
NUiRSER NOTES. As regards night-gear for children, the long nightgowns are worn as long as they will fit, then others reaching quite to the feet. rather over than under. When the latter are too small, flannel sleeping suits come into play, to be succeeded as the child grows by pyjamas for a boy, and nightgowns for a girl-a change which need not b- effected until the first six years have been left behind. These are some of the subjects discus sed at "Mlothers' meetings" in America: What course should parents pursue to iead their children to greater devotedness to God, and less conformity to the world? H-ow shall we teach our children to re gard the privileges of the Sabbath? Shall instruction be communicated to our children adapted to their present ca pacity: or sliall truth be intermingled as nay require advanced age and experi ence to make plain? How shall we promote truthfulness in our children? Obedience? How shall amusement be combined with nstruction? How far shall we encourage...