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Intercolonial. VICTORIA. DISASTROUS FIRE IN GIPPSLAND. NARROW ESCAPE OF THORPDALE. Melbourne. Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 March 1899
Intercolonial. ?VICTORIA. ?';' DISASTROUS TIRE IS- U- ?'?'. GIPPSLAND. .,-., ????', NARROW ESCAPE OP THORPDALE. Melbourne, Friday. A disastrous-fire broke out last night at Thorpdale, hi GippBland. The outbreak originated in Dickenson'g stores, and spread to Herbert's coffee palace with great- rapidity. Both, these buildings,' together with a private house' adjoining, occupied by a Mr Miller, were destroyed j and the town itsolf had a narrow escape from total ' destruction, . thero being a ^ scarcity of water to cope with tho flames. A sensational' incident occurred during the fire. A concert was, proceeding in the local Mechanics' Instituto, near the scono of the outbreak, and the alarm occasioned was so great that a panic seized the audi ence. ' In the stampedo that ensued the doorways became blocked, tho men strug gling wildly to 'get out. Several women -fainted, -but fortunately no one was seriouslv. iniured.
What London Drinks. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 March 1899
What London Drinks. Some curious particulars are given in the ' Home. Magazine' concerning what London drinks every year. No less than 275,000,000 gallons of 'water find their way annually down tlie throats of Londoners. But Londoners don't drink water only. The beer consumed amounts Xo 153,000,000 gallons every year, equal to a distribution of almost a pint to every man, woman, and child in tho world. - Of neat spirits London demands about 4,400,000 gallons a year. Ihe tea drinkers are an army of millions, and call for 25,000,000 pounds of tea, which when reduced to liquid consistency means something like 1,250,000,000 pints or nearly a pint for every inhabitant 'of the world; Our teapot, if properly shaptd, would 'com- fortably take in the whole of St|Paul'a Cathedral, for, it contains over 928,000 cubic yards. Of aerated waters Lon don drinks 50,000,000 gallons every year.
EXPERIMENTAL STATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 March 1899
EXPERIMENTAL STATIONS.' - Mr D. M'Alpino, the Government vego table pathologist of Victoria, has reported ?r- tothe Mmisterof Agriculture that in ac cordance with his instructions ..sites have been selected for sis experimental stations ? in the Malleo country, and that during the r next few weeks trial plots Mill be put in of, various wheats and fodder plants, which it is thought will prove suitable to the dry climate in that part of the colony. - Each 1 station consists of - two or three acres, held' a by 'ft farmer, who will, cultivate:, tho iland, watch the pi ogress of tho crops, and make _ notes regarding them. For tbis^he will .. receive a small annual payment. — [Ano- tliei good examplo for the Tosmaman : Government.]
ANOTHER METHOD. FOR MARKING ANIMALS. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 March 1899
ANOTHER METHOD POR^' MARKING ANIMALS. Various methods (sajs a writer in the ^ ' Canterbury Times ').haye beou devised at' different times for. -placing^ distinguish- ,_. iug marka upon sheep and other doinestio animals,' to enable thoso belonging to. different owneis to ho easily recognised _ ' when they become mixed. Branding u ith hot irons, cutting and punchmg holes m - ears, and other devices have been in com- IT ' inon use. The iot iron has generally --„- been applied on a part of the hide which u tho most valuable to the tanner, and the C branding has - hi consequonco been the ~ cause of an enormous annual- loss to I thc.;r faimers and grazieis. From an Auckland ', writer I learn that Uri Montgomery,- .?; Bavies, farmer, Coromandel, has devised ' a metallic device' which can be attachedto the animal, -anil thusbecdme a permanent' fixture. Ho has aiiangcd t«o small metal plates,' connected by a short solid bar, about'an eighth 'of.an. inch in' length. u The outer plate is' so a...
Bot Fly Pest. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 March 1899
c Hot ;FCvi Pest. ' Now LsliWt|m-^torgivo tllfi' horses' the powders as '^supplied by Mr Dossctor, of De\onpoit. He had splendid results all ov or flio Coa^t vvheio\ er the po« ders wero given in time lost jeai. It is no use* what over giving them when the horse is in the last stages and its stomach is riddled through. Got 4 doses for 5s (enough l_to do foui horses) at o'neo and giv c theni 'to all j our horses vi hcther they hav e Hie Bot v oi not ; it will 'not hurt them, and will clean their stomachs' of worms. Ii Fs best to send P.O O. direct 'to Devonport, ad dressed to Dossetor's Pharmacy, and yon ndl get the genuine pdstcd to jou b\ re tnrn. *?
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 March 1899
? To Correspondents. 'Argument '(Latrobe). — His name and titles should . be written thus : — The EightJ Hon. Sir E. N. C.-Bratldon, P.O., K.C.M;G., M.H.A. . ' .- '? Special Advertisements. J. D. Hellewell, DENTIST, May be Consulted at Devonport, Tuesdays, at Laurence's, Chemist, 1.30. to 4.30. Forth.— At Gardiner's Hotel on WednesdaA' before first Thnrsday,! to 4.30. , . Ulverstone, at Law-son's Hotel, Friday follow ing First and Third Thursdays in each month,. 1 to 4.30. Sheffield, last Thursday in month, at WiLWs Hotel. Dentistry ia all ita branches. [A CABD.] 1 A.' and S. Luttrell, ARCHITECTS, ESPLANADE, WEST DEVONPORT, Nearly opposite Eailway Station. '/COLLAR MAKING in all its branches at , V JOHN THOMPSON'S. Devonport. I. W. BIRCH ALL AND SONS. ,THE NEW. ENGLISH DICTIONARY. ' No home should be without a copy. CHAMBERS' ENGLISH DICTIONARY, Edited by Mr Thomas Davidson, the assist ant, editor of. Chambers' . Encyclopedia. This' dictionary contains all common terms of sciences a...
Commercial. The "Advocate" Office, Saturday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 March 1899
Commercial. The 'Advocate' Office, Saturday Evenintr. Another week of the 1899 produce season, with its attendant- bustle, excite ment, and expectancy, has gone by, and once again the shipments are no longer in doubt. The manifests, show the exports as being heavy, and subjoined are the totals :— The steamers Easby and Kini took from all ports 17,563 sacks potatoes, Devonport contributing 11,675 ; oats, 4,897 bags, Devonport, 4,811; wheat 781 bags, Devonport 788 ; chaff (Devonport only), 1,565 sacks ; straw (Devonport) 489 bales ; poas 1,768 bags, Devonport 527 ; turnips 785 bags, Devonport 780. The total quantity of socks of produce by both steamers from all coast ports was 25,866 ; in round numbers the tonnage, as per Bhips' freight, would be about 2,200 tons. The quantity of potatoes left on the wharves after the departure of the steamers was about 2,000 sacks, a good quantity of which will go forward for Western Australia during the incoming week. Several dealers ore under the i...
For the Farmers. THE SEASON IN VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 March 1899
For the Farmeis. : THE SEASON IN VICTORIA. Bain may not be absolutely necessary at the present .time (remarks.; Saturday^ * '.'Australasian'), nevertheless i.: good , ., downpour would bo welcomed froiu one ? : end of the colony to the other, except by - vine-growers, who. are now gathering tho . vintage. The subsoil has not been satu- ; ? rated, and until this takes - place ' farmers will not be satisfied with the prospects of tho season. Houghing is now being rapidly pushed on with, and there is e*ery probability of a large area being placed under crop this season. A fine spring of grass has taken place in most districts, and the prospects of good autumn and winter keep for stock are encouraging, r Tho dairying industry is still . progressing. - satisfactorily, the output of butter from'' factories for the time of year being large,' - and showing a probability. of being pro longed till well on in the winter.
INOCULATION FOR TICK. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 March 1899
INOCULATION FOR TICK. The cyidcuco in favor of inoculatibii'fb'r . tick fever is becoming stionger every day, and there is good reason to beliovo that' tho worst effects of this terrible pest can noyt , be obuatcd by the general adoption of tho practice. In confirmation of this state- _, ? ment, the following news fiom an affected district in Queensland is important :-^A mob of 900 inoculated cattle was sent from a station in the Gulf country to the freez ing works oil 'the coast, and of the 900 no fewer than 600 died from tick,: fever.. 1 A, , second lot of 1,500 -inoculated cattle was'. , sent from the same station to fattening paddocks on the east coast, and notwith standing that they passed o\ei and are now in the worst infested and fo\ei stneken country in Queensland tlieie has not been a singlo'death or a case of fever. .? in the lot. This, in conjunction with many r , other experiences of a somewhat similar , ' nature, indicates that inoculation will sbc ,, r of immense tolue...
Cricket. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 March 1899
Cricket. A .mutch was played on Saturday be tween teams representing Devon College and the East Devonport State school, the latter whining by an innings and 5 runs. Scores:— State 'school, 102; College,. 67 nnd30. Mr Solomon, the State .school master, who played in the absence of several of his boys, made 68. Tho New Zealand cricket team com plain that when witnessing the tost match in Sydney ..they were treated as Btrangers, and even had to pay for th'eir lunch;
THE EUROPEAN WHEAT CROPS. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 March 1899
'THE EUROPEAN WHEAT CEOPS. The report of growing wheat crops in Europe have so far been of a satisfactory character. The autumn sowings were preformed under -favorable circum stances, and during the early part of winter the growth was rapid, being assis ted by the unusually mild weather which prevailed. The progress, indeed, was rathertoo rapid, and the farmers welcomed the change for mild and wet cold sharp weather, 'which' took place in the latter part of. January. 'George Dornbusch's Floating Cargoes ? Evening ; List' ' of January 27 states in England 'the pro longed wet weather did not appear to have injured the wheat crop, which was re ported from all parts of the country as presenting a fine appearance. In France the. growth of wheat had become too rapid, and it was feared that *!»« would continue at the expense of the tillering of the plants; so that the advent of frost was an excel-_ lent thing. In Spain, the crops generally maintained their promising appearance, but the wan...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 March 1899
Good Enough to Take.— The finest quality of loaf sugar is used in the manu facture of Chamberlain's Cough' Remedy and the roots used in its preparation giro it a favor similar to that of maple syrup, making it very pleasant to take. As a medicine for the cure of coughs, colds, la grippe, 'croup and whooping cough it is unequalled by any other. It always cures, and cures quickly. For sale by all dealers, Hatton and Laws, General 'Agents. Gilbey's Dry Gin.— Eminent physicians recommend it.- ... . j
Latrobe Races. Latrobe, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 March 1899
Latrobe Races. ' Latrobei Saturday. The following nominations have been received for tie Maiden Hurdle and Devon Purse races at the annual meet on Friday next : — Maiden Hurdle— Eclipsb, St. Blaiz'e, Siren, Little Dick, Kenira, Boraka. Devon Purse — Eclipse, Marquis',' Kath leen, Innisfoil, Leona, -Bessie, Moore, Guinea Gold, Ladybird,. Waratah, Be gitar. \ Scratchings. — Handicap Hurdle, Spot,' Jena, Britomarte. . Steeplechase, Uno,' Uharra, Britomarte. All have accepted for the Handicap.
LAUNCESTON PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 March 1899
LAUNCESTON.P^ODUCE; MARKET. The latest leading ' quotations are as follow :— Flour, £1 to 47/5/ per ton for stone. and roller respectively. Milling wheat, 2/3 for prime lamples, 2/1 at coun try stations ; fowls' wheat, 2/ ; stout oats, feed, 1/4 to 1/5; Tartarian, 1/6 ; Al gerian, 1/8; grey peas, 2/9 to 8/; beans, 8/; tares, 5/ to 5/6; bran, 76! per bushel; pollard, 9$a; sharps, 8Jd; onions, 6/ per cwt; English barley, 8/6 ; Cape, 2/8 to 8/; rye, 4/ to 6/ ; potatoes, £8 to £4 per ton; cnaff, £2, bags in, for export. Grass seeds : English, 4/ to 4/8; Italian, 8/ to 4/; soft grass, ij; cocksfoot, Taimanian, 7/6; mportoa, 9/; clover, white, lOd to 1/; linseed, 2jd to 2}d. Prime separator and factory brands butter, 1/1 to .1/2; prime dairy, lOd to 1/; pastry sorts, 8d to 9Jd; cheese, 6d to 7d ; ham, lOd to 1/ ; bacon, 8Jd to 9$d;. eggs, 9d; lard, 6£d; honey, .5d. . Apples, 8/6 to 4/6 per case j pears, 4/ per case; peaches, 8/6 to 4/6 per half case. ; ;