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A LITTLE CHERUB. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
A LITTLE CHERUB. .1ýnima: You dear, sweet little cherub: Little Boy: Mamma, may I give what's in my savings bank to that beggar man? Don you want to give away all of that nIml;e:' your uncle gave you? There was over a dollar. "I spent some of it. mamma." "Did you? How much Is there left?" "There's a 25-cent piece left. but th' candy man said it was bad."--"N ew Yo t; , Weekly."
TOO BIG A CONTRACT. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
TOO EIG A COXTI ACT. "Doctor," said a man to his medical attendlant. who had just presented a small hill of thirty-live shillings for treat ment during a recent illness. "I have not much ready money. WVill you take it out in trade?" "Oh, yes." cheerfully answered the doctor, "I think we can arrange that: but what is yoiur business"' "I am a cornet player," was the start ling r.ply.-"Londc'n Telegraph."
DESPERATE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
DESPERATE. "I want a horse a"ad bu:ggy for a fune ral. Can you let ~,e have them?" in qu;red the young man in the loud ch.,:t suit of the cautious liveryman, r'hois stock icccupied the same pIlace in his af fections that a wife and family should. •'.\' 11. i guess so, if you'r*n careful." replied the cautious liveryman. Slowly. The rig was at last ready, and whie' the .'joung man in tle loud check su:t '-'as arranging himself in his seat thie liveryman patted the horse, an especial favorite. tried the buckles of the har-ness. shonk the shafts, and performed all th.' usutal ceremonies due upon such an oc casion. Then. as he handed up the re:ns. he said. alsent-mindedly: "'He':. very willing and speedy. Be careful not to drive ton fast." The .oung man regarded him in sum prise for a nioment, and then asseverat :ed: "t-il. by thunder, T'm going to lieen, un with the funeral. if it ki!ll him!"- "New York Journal."
CONTRARY TO ALL PRECEDENT. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
CONTRA P.Y TO ALL PRECEDENT. Railroad President: What does tkls mean. sir? Yofu have one of the subur ban trains leaving a station at eight o'c!ock. * uperintendent: I-I thought that was right. President: Right? Who ever heard of such a thing,. sir? You must be crazy. The idea of any suburban train any w here leaving a station exactly on the hour! 'Make it 7.59 or X.t.-"New York Weekly."
SHE ENJOYED AN EARTHQUAKE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
SHE ENJOYED AN EARTHQUAKI. An old lady from Oxford, Mich.. who with her husband had spent the winter in California, was asked by one of h.r neightors if she had heard an earthquake while in California. "Yes, I hsard one." she answered. "and rather enjoyed it.for it was the first thing that happened since John and I have been n~rried that he did not think I was to blame for."-"San Franclscu Argon aut."
SHE BELIEVED THE DOCTOR. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
SHE BELIEVED THE DOCTOR. The doctor who made the reply noted below was a wise man, because he replied to a question which no one could answer in such terms that the questioner thought him wise. Doubtless he knows when to give bread pills, chalk powders, and ill tasting but harmless drops. "Doctor." said an old lady to her fam ily physician, "can you tell me how it is that some children are born dumb?" "Why, certainly, madam," replied the doctor; "it's owing to the fact that they come into the world without the faculty of speech." "Dear me!" remarked the old lady, "now just see what it is to be educated like a doctor. I've asked my husband the same thing more than a dozen times, and all I could get out of him was, 'Be cause they are!'" The doctor laughed.-"Youth's Com panion."
WARRAGUL INSOLVENCY COURT. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
WARRAGUL INSOLVENCY COURT. -4--~- At the Court of Insolvency held at Warragul on Tuesday, before His Honor Judge Molesworth, an applica tion was made by Michael Gargan, hairdresser, for a certificate of dis charge and dispensation. Mr. Corr appeared for the insolvent, and there was no opposition on behalf of the creditors. The official assignee reported that insolvent had not kept any books, and His Honor commented rather strongly upon that fact, saying that the law required persons in business to keep books. As there was no opposition on the part of the creditors, however, His Honor granted the application.
MUTUAL LOVE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
-MUTUAL LOVE. Servant: Mrs Streeter is at the door, and wants to know if you are in. IMrs Kav! kr: Fudge! I don't want to see that woman. I have it. Tell her I have gone to make a call upon my friend. Mrs Streeter. You needn't let on. you know, that you know her. Mrs Iawler (upon servant's return): What did she say? Servant: Oh, she only laughed, and said she was mighty glad she wasn't at home.-"Boston Transcript."
DISTRICT NEWS. YARRAGON. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
DISTRICT NEWS. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS). YARRAGON. At the monthly temperance meeting held in the Mechanics' Institute, there was a good attendance, and a most enjoy able evening was spent, Mr. Walsh pre siding. The programme consisted of songs, recitations and games. The fol lowing songs were rendered in splendid style :-" The Tempest," Mr. Gullick; "A Hundred Fathoms Deep" and "Death of Nelson," Mr. A. Vickemnnan. Recitations by MIr. J. W. Borland and 'Mr. W. Fisher were given with good effect. It has been decided that sports will be held at Yarragon on New Year's day, and a bazaar on the four or five days following, for the purpose of raising funds to erect a Catholic chapel. A strong committee has becn formed, so there is no reason why the affair should not reach a successful climax. Mrs. C. Nelson, junr., of Allambee, met with a nasty accident the other day. Whilst endeavouring to pass a plough on the road, her horse plunged, and threw her to the ground. However, we are pleased...
DARNUM. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
DARNUM. The clearing sale at Hazeldean was well attended, and prices realised for stock must have been very satisfactory to MIr. 'Morrison. Hazeldcan was at one time one of the most picturesque spots in Gippsland, if it might not have ranked among the beauty spots of Victoria; but the fires of last sulmmer destroyed the natural scenery, so carefully conserved by the previous owner, and detracted generally from the pic turesque appearance of the property. But there is no mistake about the quality of the land in the neighborhood-the foot hills of the Strezlecki RIange contain some of the finest land in the country. Although the fires of the sunmuer cleared away .iomle of the scenery, it practical compensation is afforded in the increased area available for grass. An attempt is to be made here to clear the debt off the Church of England. The building is a very creditable one, con sidering the scattered nature of the dis trict. The deblt is, it is understood, a very small mamount, and t...
ALLAMBEE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
ALLAMBEE. Two residents are leaving this district lhaving had enough of the rough country hereabhots for a while. Mr LUridge haslet his farim to Brown Bros., and gone to Melbourne to seek employment, and Mr. 1Muinime has let his farmT to 'Mr. Stubber and gone to I)andenong in search of a small fartm. The majority of the farmers have been hunting up their cattle and getting thenm on their own pasture again. Many of the milch cows are utterly useless for milking again, as the teats of the poor aniutils were completely burnt off. I don't ]llow how they will get on when they calve. I expect many will die. unless solmie mellcitis cam: be devised to take away the milk. Grass is nown plentiful. but the output of butter will be imuchli less than in former years for a long time, as mllost of the herdll are consm,;iderably s:aller,- :ntd eolstitu tionally weakened by the great strain of the firce.. One very noticeable effect of the fires on the pastures is the superfluous growth of all sorts ...
FERNDALE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
FERNDALE. Things are looking very well around this district now. Plenty of grass and to spare. The cattle are looking in splendid order again. There will not be half as many cows milked here this season owing to some of the farmers giving up dairying. And the great number of cows that have missed coming in. One selector had only one cow come in out of 16 head; another 12 out of 40 cows.
THE BEEKEEPER. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
THE. BEEKEEPER. The bee-keepers' season may be said' io begin this month, writes "Apis: Ligustica," in the "South Australian Journal of Agriculture," and from now until after swarming there will be plenty of work to do in connection with the apiary. As the orchard trees come into blossom and the weather gets warmer the stocks will steadily increase in weight. This year there were many fine days whilst almond trees were in bloom, and this enabled. bees to gather a nice quantity of honey from this source. All grass and weeds around the hives should be kept cut short, and later on the ground should - be cleaned with the spade. A very goodl plan is to destroy the grass with a solution of scrub exterminator, "is this enables the ground to be kept clean without jarring the hives, as is the case when a spade or hoe is used. The greatest caution should be exer cisedl in spreading the brood, as it Is termed; that is, by inserting empty combs in the centre of the brood nest to cause the bees ...
A GENEROUS PRINTER. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
A GENEROUS PRINTER. A Cincinnati printer out of work and looking for a job. I had a good job (he explained) in a Beever street Fiction Foundry, one of those print-shops where they publish sto ries entitled "The Skeleton-Hunter's Last Gurgling Gasp," and suo't by the bale. It is the rankest kind of rot (between ourselves, American printers delight in terming all kinds of copy rot), and it is liable to give a printer blood-poisoning if he handles too much of it. One day I got a wad of copy that was positively sickening. It was about a lovely girl, who had been captured and torn from her home by a heartless white desperado and his band of blood-thirsty Apaches. That night (so the story ran) they camped in a rocky gorge. three hun dred miles from Nowhere, and bound the unfortunate maiden to a tree. with the customary buckskin thongs, which cut deep into her tender wrists. Then they all laid down and fell asleep. In the meantime, old Zeke, the hairy scout, who was on the trail, sneaked u...
REASON FOR IT. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
REASON FOR IT. "I don't see why all you girls are all so crazy after that tall young fellow," said the girl who had just arrived at the sea shore. He stutters." "But just notice how long hise arms are." "wrhat of it?" "Why, they make a girl think her waist is three sizes smaller than it is."-" Chi cago Evening Post."
TRAFALGAR. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
TRAFALGAR. The visit of Messrs. Potts and Crowe was brought to a close with the manager students' meeting on Tuesday last, when South Warragul, Warragul, Tyers, Cross over, Morwell, and Thorpdale were repre sented, together .with the local factory hands and others. Much useful informa tion was imparted, such as testing, taking samples, acidities in milk or cream, beast ings in milk, temperature, &c., &c. The steam Babcock test was used, and proved its superiority over the hand machine, and will doubtless ere long be generally adopted. It is generally conceded that this is the Government assistance that is needed, and would be most appreciated. Mr. Potts was very clear in his remarks, and although in some points there may be room for difference of opinion, at the same time the visits must result in great improvement both as to appliances and better system of carrying out the work of a factory. We are pleased to see that the district is coming to the front as a dairyin...
SEA VIEW. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
SEA VIEW. There are a few farmers in this district who have sown a lot of rape on their new burns, sonme of which is standing 2ft. high and giving great promise of a splendid yield, for I understand some of it is to be harvested-quite a new departure for this district. I notice that some hundreds of cattle are coming into this district, the majority of which are young stock, and that fact will have a bad effect on the local fac tories, as on account of the high prices of dairy cattle local residents prefer buy ng young stock with the object of fatten ing, hence less trade for the butter fac tories. But notwithstanding all this, the local factory put 30 boxes of butter through this week, which is very good, being so early in the season. - The locald storekeeper, Mr. Ashcroft, has just sold his team of bullocks, waggon, and tackling at a very satisfactory price, Mr. HI Fowles, of Ferndale, being the purchaser, who intends carting between Warragul, Ferndale, and Leongatha. Members of t...
NEERIM SOUTH. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
NEERIM SOUTH. D)uring the past week it has been very dry, but rain has again set in, and will be greatly appreciated by the fanners. As far as this district is concerned, a good season is anticipated. Mining is also in it prosperous condi tion. A party got a nice prospect during the week-in all, 2;oz. The reason why mollre gold is not won here is because it needs a little capital to properly test the district. The Mount Magnus syndicate is work ing.and every week their prospect is more encouraging.
THE BELLE OF THE BALL. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 11 October 1898
THE BELLE OF THE BALL. -1 "There. Agnes. that is sliulpy perfect. You will be the belle of the tall." "A'nnd suceceed in ('alptival ing i the yoi)lngl lheir in whose honor- it is given. I hope. whicth is nmuch lnore to thie, * poilll!" lughed .1gnes. turning slowly arounllll ',ilfore the mirror, the better to display her beamutiful costume. "liow is that, Edna" " Not without some very determlindl t-ppositiou on lily part,'" replied Edni, looking up) from the sofa where shle was tco;fitorltu ly lounging. "I give you fair 'Viarilinga that I shall lnuake a most dleter lililled light for him, for 1 am1 just as ldesirous of being the mistress of Cedar Hill as you :tre." "'etvy well. all is fair in love :aind war, ::ll to thle -victors btelolng the spoils," said Agnes. with atnother llgh thal showed all herl pretty teoeth. '"If I';an defeated I will sIululit gr:acefully, but I :.hall do imy best." "Whoever getls him will Ie in a posi tion to Iassi.t the other to seurl'e lan equa lly desir...