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Carriage of Potatoes TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 9 January 1899
Carriage of Potatoes, 10 THE EDITOR. Sir,— Can you or any of your numerous readers give me the reason for the follow-' ing. In a recent conversation with a former from the Derwent Valley who has grown considerable quantities of potatoes, which he forwards to Hobart per train, he told me that it is, and always has been,' the custom for the department to carry 13 bags to the ton, irrespective of weight. Up to last season, on the Western line, 12 bags were always carried to the ton ; last year, however, the General Manager seemed to have an idea that fanners were getting too much for their money, and he issued a fiat that for the future 11 bags were to oe a ion, wmen arrangement od tains at the present time on this line. What I would like to know is, if 18 bags is a ton of potatoes on theDerwent Valley line, why in the name. of common sense is it not on the Western ? Tours, etc., PRODUCER.
OUTRAGE AT ST. KILDA A LADY GARROTED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, Melbourne, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 9 January 1899
OUTRAGE AT ST. KILDA, A LADY GARBOTED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, Melbourne, Saturday. '?/-.. A daring outrage was committed yes terday afternoon in Dandenong road, St. Kilda, where a lady, recently arrived in Melbourne, was assaulted and robbed by two ruffians. The victim of the robbery, who resides in the Federal Coffee Palace, had been visiting friends in Dandenong road, arid was returning towards Windsor station, on the north side of the road. She had just passed the corner of Hornby street, when two young men approached in the opposite direction. Both were dressed well and fashionably, and her sus picions were not even excited 'when they stopped in front of her. Surmising that they intended making some inquiry, she paused also, but before she could speak one ? ^_ of the men caught her by the neck while ? 'the other tore her purse out of her hand. ' - At this time thero was a postman about , a hundred yards away in the same street, *and, seeing the whole affair plainly, ho ,tn shed forwa...
THRASHING MACHINE ACCIDENT. A YOUNG MAN LOSES HIS LEG. Melbourne, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 9 January 1899
THRASHING MACHINE ACCIDENT. A YOUNG MAN LOSES HIS LEG. Melbourne. Saturdav. A terrible accident has occurred at the farm of Mr S. Brown, at North Muckle ford, near Castlemaine, the victim being a young man named James Bogie, 19 years of age, son of a well-known fanner at Muckleford. He was engaged at work with a thrashing machine, and his pocket knife having fallen into the drum, he was endeavoring to recover it, when his foot slipped. The whole leg was drawn into the machine, and before it could be stopped Bogie's leg was dreadfully maugled. Ho was token to the hospital, where it was found necessary, to amputate the limb above the knee. The Bufferor is pro ? grossing as well as can be expected. The young fellow had. only been at work at the thrasher for a day or two.
BRITAIN AND THE SOUDAN. ENCOUNTER WITH THE REBELS. London, January 7. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 9 January 1899
BRITAIN AND THE SOUDAN. ENCOUNTER WITH THE REBELS. ' London, January 7. Lieut. Colonel Lewis, with a force of _ i Egyptian cavalry, has routed tho Fedil ' Dervishes from an Island near Eoseres, ,' between the White Nile and the Blue Nile, | killing 500 and capturing 1,500 prisoners, j. His Maxim guns dislodged the rebels, and / 300' swam to the mainland. The leader t Bed.' Twenty-seven Anglo-Egyptians were } killed and 124 wounded. Major Ferguson j was severely wounded, as also were six i Egyptian officers.. '
THE GORDON COLLEGE. FOUNDATION STONE LAID. London, January 7. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 9 January 1899
'THE GORDON COLLEGE. / FOUNDATION STONE LAID. London, January, 7.' No time has been lost in carrying out , * the proposal mode by .the Sirdar, Lcrd W; Kitchener, foTr^fewatabnsnment of a cof^o legc at Khartoum in memory of Gordon, -, £ and which was so well supported by the t£ public that i-100,000 was subscribed ' Ji within a fortnight. The foundation stone P of the building was laid yesterday by Lord ™ Cromer, the British Agent and Consul General in Egypt, who' announced that Britain had no intention of Anglicising the Soudan.
An Important Discovery [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 9 January 1899
in Important Discovery. A preparation has been^discovered, and is now proourable from the wholesale agent, for the preservation of Meat, Fish, Eggs, Bacon, Butter, etc. This prepara tion called, ' Tho Vinson Preservative,' is a registered patent and can be procured in Is 6d bottles with full directionts. Each bottle mokes a gallon of solution, and all that is required is to dip the Meat or Fish into it and hang it up. Mr Buck, butcher at Devonport. had a piece of meat which was dipped in 'The Vinson Solution,' hanging for 3 weeks, and it was perfectly sweet at the end of that period. It is perfectly harmless and could be taken in doses. No taste, smell, or discoloration. For Eggs, simply put as many into a wooden cask as will be covered by the Solution smd they will keep any length of time. Full directions with each bottle. Per rail Is 6d each or 15s dozen ; per post free 2s each. Beware of imitations, Dossetor, Wholesrle Druggist, Devonport, Sole Agont.