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THE KITCHEN GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
THE KITCHEN GARDEN. The work of transplanting and sowingt seeds of vegetables must be pushed on, with as rapidly as possible, to enable the plants to become well rooted before the hot weather sets in. Tomatoes may now) be put out with comparative safety. Those sown in the open ground inust be kept thinned out to the required dis tance. The late crops of lbroad beans should have their tops pinched out.as the plants come into flower. Make a good sowing of French beans. Canadian Won der or Negro long-podded :are best for the present season. As these are stron ger growers than the earlier kinds,greater distance must he allowed between and in the drills than that advised for pre vious sowings. It is a great mistake to grow them too closely together; fowee plants give much better results than when a large number are grown In a small area. The rows should be two feet apart, and at least six Inches fromn bean to bean. If the ground has not been well manured, give a liberal dress ing of bone...
THE FLOWER GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
THE FLOWER GARDEN. The ground intended for chrysanthe-' mums should now be prepared. It shbul. be well trenched and liberally manuret with well decayed cow or stable manure, together with crushed bones and chimney, soot. It would be well to provide sup ports for the plants at the same time. The best method is to put in posts at regular intervals, so that wires may be strained along. Some growers leave the posts high enough,to put either lights or canvas covering on to protect the flowers later' on. Continue to sow' seeds in the open border of hardy and half-hardy annuals. Dahlias that have been hardened off may, also be planted out. The soil needs to be very rich to give the best results. It is. also best to put the stakes in for sup porting the plants at the time of plant ing. Old dahlia tubers, that were left in the ground and are sending up a number of shoots, should have them reduced to one, selecting the strongest or most healthy looking. Where a number are left, they become we...
INTERCOLONIAL. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
INTERICOLON?IAL. Letters - Every. half-ounce or under ... ... ... 0 0 2 Newspapers, 100z. or under ... 0 0 A Post Cards ... ... ... 0 0 1 P1actkets-Coannercial and print ed papers, every 2oz. ...O 0 1 Patterns and samples, every 2oz. 0 0 1 Parcels, 11b. or under **. 0 0 8 Each extra lb. or under, up to 1llb. ... 0 0 6
TO THE UNITED KINGDOM. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
TO THE UNITED KINGDOM. Letters - Every half-ounce or under ... ... ... 0 0 2 Post Cards ... ... ... 0 0 1 Newspapers, 4oz. or under ... 0 1... Each additional 2oz. or under 0 0 - . Commercial and printed pa pers, about the same rate as in Victoria; but see- "Postal Guide." Parcels-Eaeh 21b. or under ... 0 1 6 Each additional lb. or under, up to 111b ... ... 0 0 0
THE DIARY OF A BABY. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
THE DIARY OF A BABY. Sunday.-It doesn't seem possible that I have been here only a week. From my sufferings, it seems more than a year. My mother is a well-meaning and amiable, but weak creature, completely under con trol of the trained nurse, who, I regret to say, is still here. Between them and the doctor, who calls regularly once a day, I am having a hard time. It's a toss up whether I pull through or not. Their in sane and criminal curiosity about mat ters purely personal to myself is enough to wreck any self-respecting infant. The nurse has even gone so far as to keep a written record of everything I do. No act of mine is too trivial to be registered, and the doctor reads it all and asks for more. There is more red tape about be ing born than ever I dreamed of, and it strikes me that most of it is superfluous. As long as it can't be helped and I am here, why not respect my feelings and give me a fighting chance? Monday.-This morning I was weighed, as usual. I was first stripped...
THE LADIES' COLUMN. FORTUNE TELLING. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
THE LADIES' COLUMN. FORTUNE TELLING. When on the grain was sumther's gold, And blue was summer's sky, We went to have our fortunes told, A witching maid and I. The gipsy sibyl seemed uncouth And weird to look upon, And vet for each of us, in sooth, A merry tale she spun. Mine was a kindly horoscope;: I hear$ my birth above Had hung the happy star of Hope, The lambe'nt star of Love. The star of love that bringeth bliss, I learned, still shed its glow. M!uh more that sibyl said, but this IWas all I cared to know. Then into Sylvia's slender hand I ms- the gipsy p?er. And words I longed to understand Were whisper?l in her ear: While on her cheek a blush had birth That spread in rosy fire, As when the wintered-wakened earth Feels spring's divine desire. We left behind the gipsy old And 'neath r dusky pine, Again was that fair story told That ended, "Sweet. be mine!" Then Sylvia, the roguish-eyed. Laughed in her winning way; "That's what." triumphantly she cried, "'The gipsy said you'd sa...
NEVER TALK BACK. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
NEVER TALK BACK. Never talk back! sich things is reprehen sible; A feller only hurts hisself that jaws a manl that's hot. In a quarrel, if you'll only keep your mouth shut and act sensible, The man that does the talkin' '11 get worsted every shot. Never talk back to a feller that's abusin' you Jest let him carry on and rip and snort and swear; And when he finds his blamln' and de famin's jest amusin' you You've got him clean kerflurnmmred-and you want to hold him there! Never talk back, and wake up the whole community, And call a man a liar, over law or poli tics You can lift and land him furder and with gracefuller inpunity. With one good jolt of silence than in half a dozen kicks -James Whitcomb Riley.
THE CONSERVATORY AND POT PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
THE CONSERVATORY AND POT PLANTS. The weather during the past week has been somewhat changeable, necessitating great care in giving and taking off air to houses and frames. Tuberous begonias that were potted as previously advised should now be filling their pots with roots and need re-potting. A compost of turfy loam, peat, well decayed manure, plenty of sharp sand, will suit them best. See the pots have good drainage. W'ithhold water for a couple of days, but syringe lightly overhead twice daily. Shade from any sudden bursts of hot sunshine. As the shoots grow, stake them out, and pinch off the flowers for a time. Whilst the plants are growing, keep them turned around to the light to promote an even growth. Pelargo niums need all the air possible given to them, but do not expose the plants to any rough winds. Pelargoniums which oc cupy their blooming pots will be greatly assisted by using liquid manure about once a week. Keep the plants well tied out, and remove any superfluous shoo...
HORTICULTURAL. THE ORCHARD. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
HCRTICULTURAL. THE ORCHARD. One of the best stimulants for straw berries at the present time is liquid manure, applying it around the plants over the. mulching, which, it is assumed, has been already placed around fruiting plants. The production of runners must be regulated, thinning out the. weakest and, preventing overcrowding. All the runners should be removed from young plants which are not fruiting this season. In early districts red and white cur rants. have grown sufficiently, so that the side shoots may be stopped at the third joint:t This operation will admit more light and air, benefiting the basil buds as well as,helping to develop the fruit. The roots are greatly benefited by being mulched. Black currants are best left alone as regards pruning, but a mulch over the roots and liquid manure will prove of great advantage. Owing to cold nights, curl-leaf is making its ap pearance in many orchards. An excel lent remedy for curl-leaf on peach trees is the preparation of lime, ...
USEFUL HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
USEFUL HINTS. Blisters should not be cut open, but a white cotton thread should be passed through to drain them. Hairbrushes and combs require wash ing at least once a week. The brush should be dipped smartly in and out of hot water, in which a lump of soda has been dissolved, until the bristles are cleansed. An old toothbrush is useful for cleaning combls, as it will prevent dirt adhering to the teeth. A cracked egg will boil perfectly well if wrapped in greased paper, tied round with a piece of string, and put into boil ing water. Gas stoves should constantly be washed with hot water and soda, and afterwards well blackleaded and polished. If the range is kept in good condition it must be often blackened. This is ne cessary not only for the preservation of the material, but also as the requisite of a brisk fire from a moderate amount of fueL Yet blacking implies dark marks upon dishes set on the warming shelf, and these dark rings are transferred in time to the dining room, to appe...
HEALTH HINTS. THE USE AND ABUSE OF MEDICINE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
HEALTH HINTrS. THE USE - AND ABUSE OF MEDI CINE. Women are more prone, I think, than men to rush into an incautious and over use ao .drus. They will not only dose their stomachs, but their complexions, hair, eyes, and, In fact, every member of their body. Of course, I know that we cannot get on without sometimes medi cining our frail and imperfect systems; but, on the other hand, I think a little warning as to the danger of over-doing it will not be ill-timed. There is a use and abuse of drugs as well as of anything else. .Medicine is useful and necessary at times, but if we overdo a remedy we often increase or produce the evil we wish to cure or pre vent. A special warning should be taken about aperients and tonics. If we know all about the effects of the former, it is all very well; but even milkr laxatives should only be used occasionally. Tonics, too, are medicines which few peopl- should prescribe for themselves.
LOCAL MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
LOCAL MAILS. MAILS CLOSE at WARU?AGUL for the following places, at the under. mentioned times: Melbourne and all Sta-) 10.15 a. & 7 m. tions on Line ... . a.m. & 7 p.m. Sale and all Stations) 10.15p.m.7p.m on Line ... ... p.m. "7) Buln Buln, Neerim) MIon. Wed. & Sat. South, R okeby,r 11.10 a.m.;Tues Neerim ... ...) and Thur., noon Tues. & Thurs. 12 Crossover ... ... noon; Saturdays 11.10 a.m. M.Iondays, Wed Lardner ... ... nesdays, & Fri days 11.15 a.m. Ellinbank Seaview, and Ferndale, Tues days and Fridays 11.80 a.m. Printed and published by A. J. H~An EY and Co., proprietors, every Tuesday morning, at their offices, Victoria street, Warragul, in the colony of Victoria.
POST CARDS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
POST CARDS. The following is an extract from thl " 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 51in. by 3-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 — 18 October 1898
IE-D)IRECTION. Letters, packets, and nc\vspapers 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.
LOCAL MARKETS. Warragul. PARKES & ROUND. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
LOCAL MARKETS. Warragul. PARKES & ROUND. Messrs. Parkes and Round, agents, Warragul, Drouin and Neerim South report having held their weekly sale of produce, vegetables, etc., at their Mart on Thursday last. Prices were as follows: Pcultrsy, 9au a to ?, C~l p.a-,- oago, iA doz.: butter, 7d to 8d a lb; lettuces, ld each; leeks, id each; parsnips, ld a bunch; bananas, 4d a doz: oranges, 7d a doz; new potatoes, 12 lb for 2s; pansy plants, 3d each ; seed potatoes, 10s 9d a bag; eating do.. Os cwt,; green peas, 2ld a lb ; cabbages, 2d each ; rhubarb, 2d a stick ; green onions, id a bunch; celery, ld a stick; carrots, ld a bunch; turnips, Id a bunch; lemons, 10d a doz; cocoanuts, id to 2d each; pine apples, Gd each ; cabbage plants, 4d a bundle.