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LADIES' COLUMN. FOR YOU. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
LADIES' COLUMN. FOR YOU. For you I left a land of mountanlus, A land of sweets and honeyed dow, A land of singing streams and.founrnins I left for you. The quiet mountain wall encloses The green and pleasant world I knew. Ily father's house. all hid In roses I left for you. Pleasant the land of shine and shadow Wherein my happy girlhood grow. A watered land of corn and meadow I left for you. I left my father's heart so tender, Beyond my guerdon and my due. The bonds of love I broke asunder For you, for you. O, writ ere God the world did fashion, 'Before the ancient things were new, My love, my kindness, my compassion, My all for you! -K. H. in "Westminster Budget."
A TOUGH TABLET. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
A TOUGH TABLET. A young Lawrenceville (Kan.), doctor took his best girl to the opera not long ago, says the "Chicago Chronicle." The curtain was late in rising, and the young lady complained of feeling faint. The doctor smiled sweetly upon her, took something out of his vest pocket, and whispered to her to keep "the tablet" in her mouth, but not to swallow it. She shyly placed it on her tongue, and rolled it over and over, but it would not dis solve; she felt better, however. When the show was over she slipped the tab let in her glove. being curious to exam ine at home this tasteless, indissoluble little substance which had given her such relief in the opera house. When alone in her room she pulled off her glove, and out came a-trousers luttonl
THE ORCHARD. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
THE ORCHARD. The pruning of cob nuts and filberts will soon need attention. The proper time to prune greatly depends on the season. Fruit buds are easily recog nised from wood buds, by reason of their scaly character, and as they be come fully developed the crimson sty!es protrude from the flowe-rs. The blossoms or catkins are very con.picuous, and de velop first. They are pendulous in habit and brush-like in appearance, shedding, when shaken, a 'quantity of pale yellow pollen, whlch it i "important should reach the fully formed fruit bloso?'rs. This is the best time to prune. as no mistakes can be made, and long side shoots can be pruned to blessom buds. In pruning established bushes, where the branches have extended as far as required. The leaders must h.. shortened closely each year at the winter pruning, and any that produce very long leading shoots should have these topiped in the summer.The side shoots are managed variously. Some may be cut back to two or three buds. These giv...
RULES FOR THE PRESERVATION OF VEHICLES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
RULES FOR THE PRESERVATION OF VEHICLES, The following rules for the preserva tion of carriages have been prepared by Mr R .T. Stivers, a New York carriage manufacturer: A carriage should be kept in a dry, airy coach-house, with a moderate amount of light, otherwise the colors will be destroyed. Damp. sunshine and dust. are so many causes of destruction to the paint and freshness of every part of the vehicle. As all walls, especially those of brick,. are more or less damp, a carriage should never be allowed to stand close to them. There should be no communication between the stables and the coach thoese. The manure pit or heap should be kept as faru away as possible, as ammonia fumes crack and destroy var nish and fade the colors of both paint ing and linings. Whenever standing for days together, a carriage should have on it a large cot ton cover, sufficiently strong to keep off the dust without excluding the light. Care should be taken to keep the cover dry. Carriages when not prote...
CERVERA'S STIRRING ORDER. "YOU ARE SPANIARDS." [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
CERVERA'S STIRRING ORDER. "YOU ARE SPANIARDS." On the occasion of the departure ot the Spanish squadron from Cape Verde, Admiral Cervera issued the following general order to the crews: "After three years of struggle in Cu ba we are now at Inst about to see the end. Assuredly the insurrection would not have lasted had it not received sup port three months ago from the United States. The latter nation believing tlhat by its underhand work it had crea ted a thousand embarrassments for us, and seeing that it could not attain the object of its ambition, at last threw off the mask. When it saw the insurrec tion dying out, it declared against us the most unjust war known to h!story. Spain did not want war, as it had proved by making every concession pos sible to a self-respecting nation, but the Americans, whose ambition is insatiable, always demanded more and asked even for what belongs to us,the country which Sp:lniards discovered under the leader ship of Christopher Columbus. Let us th...
AMERICAN SOCIETY MEN AND WAR. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
AMERICAN SOCIETY MEN AND WAR., Picturesque incidents must be very plentiful in the United States just now, and the journalist with "a free hand" and no conscience to speak of-is surely in a happy hunting ground. We sup pose, however, that this may be be lieved: Four young and well-known society men, Messrs Woodbury Kane, Reginald Ronalds, William Tiffany, and Craig Wadsworth, are each of them under stood to have joined Mr Roosevele's brigade of Rough Riders. Each of the quartette takes h valet with him, and one or two of the party who are noted exponents of the Royal and ancient game and the sport so popular in Eng land and India, go furnished with golf clubs and polo mallets, after the fashion of British officers The special correspondent of the "DailyTelegraph" wires that item from New York, and he may be trusted. A "Daily Telegraph" man shrieks on the least provocation, he and his paper be ing built that way, but he never lies. We hope these young gentlemen will enjoy themselves....
HORTICULTURAL. THE CONSERVATORY AND POT PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
HCRTICULTURAL. i..HE CONSERVATORY AND POT PLANTS. Continuing our remarks of last week on potting : Well furnished plants of crotons that are to be grown to large size, may be transferred into pots two sizes larger than the ones they now oc cupy. In potting only remove the crocks from the h:?e and loose soil from the surface. Plants that have good heads, but have becomet hare at the bottom may be notched and muss tied around, sup porting them with at stick. Those mossed as advised in April should now be well rooted and ready for taking off. If these are placed in five inch pots and plunged into bottom heat for a fortnight, they will not lose a single leaf, and will soon be ready for larger pots. Crotons do well in a mixture of three parts loanm and one part peat, well decayed man ure and sand. A little charcoal mixed with the soil will help to keep it sweet. It is impossible to growv good plants of dracaenas if they are contined in small Dots and allowed to become stunted and woody. ...
THE FLOWER GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
THE FLOWTER GARDEN. It would he well to look over the seed lings of hardy annuals sown in the autumn, and make good any deficiencies without delay. Campanula pyramidalis are worthy of a place in any garden, their immense spikes of bloom making th.nl very attr:;ative. Sow th seieds in n-ei-drained pans tilled with fine soil, p!ncinr the pans in a cold frame. TVhen largic enough to be conveniently handled prick themr off into other pans or boxes, ~eeping them Still in the cold frame un til thoroughly established. A sowing of sweet peas put in now will produce plants that will bloom before the hot weather sets in. If delayed too long they are very liable to be attacked by red spider. The improvement made in the blooms of sweet peas during the past few years has been very great. The following new kinds will be found wor thy of a trial: - Pink Cupid. a very dwarf variety; Prima Donna, pink; Maid of Honor, blue and white; Golden Gates, mauve and lavender: Brilliant, crimson scarlet; and R...
THE KITCHEN GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
TIHE KITCHEN GARDEN. Owing to the genial rains the time will be greatly occupied with the hoeing and thinning of crops. The former must be vigorously followed up. otherwise the -weeds will soon get beyond control. Transplanting will be done with greater ease and success whilst the ground is moist. A sowing of broad beans for use in October and November should now be made, treating according to previous instructions. It will be ad visable to make a further sowing of early 'arrots. A good breadth of the later tinds should also be sown: these, how ter. require more space than has been advised for the earlier kinds, instead of being thinned in the row to four inches apart. six to eight inches should be al lowed. Potatoes which have been sprouted as advised may now be plant ed, provided the situations be warm and the soil moderately dry. The main crop of peas should be put in without delay. The distance between the rows will be determined by the height of the various kinds sown. The Dais...
EVENING. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
EVENING. Softly steal the evening shadows, Slowly sinks the setting sun, Singing gold the waving bracken, Rustled by the wind in fun. Surely creeps the darkness onwards, Now 'tis night, and all is still, Save the chirping of the crickets And the trickling of the rill. Rending lowly are the fernlets Silvered by the moonbeam's kiss Drinking in the fairy dewdrops Falling from the sky's abyss. Learn of Nature, human mortals! Ye are golden in your youth. But it when ye are silvered That ye drink in heaven's truth. C.D.G. The Scotch patriots who wax so wrathful at the confusion of "English" and "British" ought to look after their own publishers (remarks the " West minster Gazette.") A " Methodist Times" reviewer asks very pertinently why the new dictionary of Messrs Cham bers is entitled an "English dictionary." As it is edited by a Scotsmdn, and pub lished by a Scots firm, and includes such terms as "birkle," "whummle," "toom" and "wame," he thinks it ought cer tainly to have been called...
PA TRIES HIS SKATES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
PA TIRIES IIS SKATES. There was excitement in the crowd, When pa put on his skates. Folks hardly dared to speak aloud. Ile looked so haughty and so proud, Dut all much interest avowed, When pa put on his skates. A hush fell on the nightly throng, When pa stood on his suates. IHo was so cool. so nonchalant, No one could*fear a contretemps To see his graceful abandon When pa stood on his skates. But, ah, me! what a fall was there, When pa first tried.to skate! With one wild swoop of fierce despair, He sat down where there was no chair, And both his legs waved in the air, When pa first tried to skate! Then everybody looked away, While pa took off his skates, The sky grew overcast and gray, The sun stopped shining for that day, For pa said-things unfit'to say, While he took off his skates. -"Somervillo Journal."
WARRAGUL v. YARRAGON. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
\'ARRAG;UL V. YARRAGOX. Although Yarragon could only muster 14 men, they made a gallhnt fight against Warragul, on the latter club's ground, on Wednesday, the result being a victory for the home team by the narrow margin of 1 point. Scores : Warragul, 4 goals 7 behinds; Yarragon, 4 goals 6 behlinds. The well-known local racing mare The Chart has been despatched to the metropolis. She is to be schooled over hurdles, and is in charge of P. Glennon, of Newmarket. The Chart is by Skipper, who is also the sire of Floater, one of the best steeplechasers in Australia. Mr. Fred. Small has been appointed by the Victorian League of Wheelmen Consul for the Warragul district. A Consul's duties, which are purely honorary, are of a multifarious charac ter, and include the furnishing of in formation regarding the state of the roads in the district and the recoin mendation of hotels for the patronage of the League. The Grand National Hurdle Race was won by Pat, who started first favorite. Pat was r...
THE VICTORIAN AGENT-GENERAL A GOOD REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
THE VICTORIAN AGENT GENERAL A GOOD REPORT. A Warragul gentleman has received a letter from a friend in England' in which the following reference is made to Sir Andrew Clarke the Victorian Agent-General. " Sir Andrew Clarke is a nice fellow and takes quite an interest in his work, he is very active and energetic, and taking into consid eration his military experience which is at the service of the colony, I don't think we could better ourselves much. Nothing apears to be too much trouble to him and he is kindness itself. Per sonally I think much of him.
HALF HOLIDAY v. DROUIN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
HALF HOLIDAY V. DRnouN. This match was played at Drouin on Wednesday last, under somewhat un favourable conditions, the weather being showery and the playing-ground very slippery. The game proved a very even one, the Warragul team gainining the victory by 2 points only, the scores being-Half Holiday, 2 goals 7 behinds; Drouin, 2 goals 5 behinds. Both teams were fully repre sented. Dunbar, as usual, captained the visitors, while McIntyre acted in a similar capacity for the home teanm. From the outset of the game, rough play was indulged in by several of the D)rouin players, their captain setting a reprehensible example, and when time was called, some of the beaten team behaved in a most disgraceful fashion. Threats of personal violence were in dulged in, and it was only through the good sensea and self-control of the visitors that a resort to fisticuffs was obviated. For the winners W. Boyce played a splendid game, and C. Lewis, Coop, D)unbar, and Bolton also dis playe d good form. T...
TOBACCO. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
TOBACCO. Brazilian tobaccos often contain 10 per cent of nlcotla. The seed capsules of the tobacco plant are provided with valves for the escape of the seeds. Turkish and some other eastern tobaccos are only used as fine cut, for cigarettes and pipes. Instances have been known of lime be Ing added to snuff to increase its dryness and pungency. The annual consumption of tobacco in the United States is about 60 ounces to each inhabitant. Every man who smokes or chews helps to support the government. In 1892 the government revenues from tobacco were $81,000,077. The people of Great Britain consume less tobacco per head than those of any other civilized country, only 23 ounces to the inhabitant. In 1889 the product of the French gov ernment factories amounted to £14,900, 000. It is believed that the profit every year exceeds £12,000,000. Most of the materials added to manu factured tobacco cannot be properly called adulterants, as they are employed to flavor the tobacco to the taste of ...
EASY CHAIR. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
EASY CHAIR. It will now be In order for a Philadel phil councilman to move that he may take the chair.-Exchango. Now--that Phlladclphin has put $12t S hairs in her council chamber the alder man are likely to feel snome delicacy about taking their seats.-Detroit Tribune. Philadelphia now has $123 chairs in her city council chamber, and there wil: doubtless be a tremendoils effort on tin part of the city legislators to kcop tho!a - scats.-New York Press. Australian Premiers appear to be getting into the habit of making con fessions of impecuniosity as a regular thing. - Not so very long ago we had Sir George Turner lamenting the wreck of his private business owing to _his attention to politics. Then Maor iland Premier Seddon the other day had to deny the rumnor that he was worth £40,000 or £50,000, and added that he would leave the office a poorer man than he entered; and now we have Premier Reid declaring that he is as poor in pocket as in patriotism. Seriously considered, however, i...
PENCIL SHARPENERS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
PENCIL SHARPENERS. "The world Is made by the singers for the dreamers," says Oscar Wilde. Mrs. Burton Harrison received 73 cents per word for her "Bachelor Maid." The 80,000 words thus yielded her $4,000. Colonel John A. Cockerill's remunera. tion from the New York Herald for his two years' residence in Japan will be $10, 000 a year and all expenses. General Lew Wallace takes the trouble to deny at this Into day that lhe ever sug gested or desired the establishment of an American college of immortals.
INTERNATIONAL SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
INTERNATIONAL SPORTS. International sports promise to be the feature of the year. Let us hope America will win all the contests.-Baltimore American. "I will do all I can within my means to uphold the ynchting supremacy of this country," says MYr. George J. Gould. Mr. Gould's means ought to be sufficient. Boston Globe. By all means let Baltimore come on with a cup defender. There's no reason why Boston and Now York should mo nopolize this honor. And may the best boat wlnl--Boston Herald. There is evcry reason to think that from this time there will be great and increas Ing interest in the coming match, and that it will he one of the most noted in the many noted contests for the famousAmer Ica's cup.L--Rochcstor Union. It is going to be a lively season in yacht ing on this side of the ocean, and a few rich men will pay the bills for some healthy amusement for us all. That is one of several things that rich men are good for.-Providence Journal.
CYCLING CHAT. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
CYCLING CHAT. The military wheel club of Brussels has now over 6,000 members. The man who is always blowing up his tire will find some day that the blow is fatal. Putting on a good front-getting a pretty girl to occupy the front seat of your tandom. Do not keep a good roads movement on hand when it should be put on foot with out delay. Handles made of woven asbestus are an English novelty. These certainly should prevent scorching. In England, Wales and Scotland com bined there are at the present moment about 2,000 separate cycling clubs. Now that we are to have bamboo bi?y ales it is in order for the ingenius inventor to give us a combination fishing rod and bicycle. "A word to the wise is sufficient." That's why it is a waste of time for any one to try to tell the new rider anything about cycling.-Sporting Life.
IN SICKNESS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 12 July 1898
IN SICKNESS. None of us are ever ready for sick ness. If we find ourselves, after a night of restlessness, shorn of our strength. and unable to rise, we say, "I cannot stop to be sick. There is much unfin ished work waiting for me. and plans which no one else can carry out. If I must be sick, let me have a day or two to clear up matters, and set my house in order!" "But no. It is upon you, and it is useless to resist it. There is a time to be sick, and that time is now. Did you ever think it is the hand of God laid upon you? "'He maketh me to lie down." He draws us nearer to Him self that we ma hear the very whispers of His love, or the tender tone of rebuke and admonition. Sometimes the mind is too weak to think or pray He exacts nothing from us then. As a mother folds the tired child to her hosom. lie hids us rest in Him. "What do you do wluten you are too weak to pray?" wa\a once asked of an invalid soldier. "When I am too weak to cling to Him, I askl HIim to cling to nm." was th...