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No Johnny In It. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
We Johnny In It. Mrs. C. was visiting a neighbor, who had a bright boy of 4 years. When she was ready to go home, she asked the little fellow to accompany her and stay to tea. "And we will have Johnny cake," add ed Mrs. C. to clinch the argument. The child had never heard corn cake called by this name, and he expected some thing very fine, but was disappointed as he watched her make it just as his moth er made corn cake. When it was ready to go in thu oven, Mrs. C. said: "Artie, as soon as it bakes we will have our tea." But the little fellow thought there must be a great mistake, and he caught hold of Mrs. C.'s dress and with eyes and mouth opened wide gasped out: "Oh, Mrs. C., you've forgot to put the Johnny in!"-De-roit Free Press.
NEWS FROM ALL SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
NEWS FROM ALL SOURCES. In London there are nearly 350 whole sale confectioners. The finest shops in a Chinese city are those devoted to the sale of coffins. The British Houses of Parliament cover nine acres and contain 1200 apartments. The population of the United King dom is now estimated by the Registrar General at 40,188,927 persons. A young lady visitor at Morthoe. near Ilfacombe, the daughter of Sir Walter Foster, M.P., was drowned while bath ing there. Police-Sergeant Bates, stationed at Idle, near Bradford, having been re duced in rank, poisoned himself with prussic acid. The Lancashire Steam Motor Com pany, of Leyland, have been awarded the first prize of L100 for the best vehicle for heavy traffic. The Japuanese Government have placed an order for five first-class tor pedo boats of the Viper type with Messrs Yarrow and Co., of Poplar. The Boilermakers' Society of England has altogether funds amounting to L200,482. It is proposed to increase the superannuation benefit by 50 ...
WIT AND HUMOR [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
WIT AND HUMOR She : Do you admire black eyes or blue? He : The light is dim here; I really can't say. About Women.-Waiting for a man to propose is even more tiresome than wait ing for a street car. "What is your definition of optimism?" "It is a determination to enjoy life whether you do or not." Checkerley : Baw Jove. Cholly. I wish I knew some polite and easy way to put off duns. " Stripes : Just pay cash. Cutter : There goes the light-weight champion of England. Butter : That so? Who is he? Cutter : My grocer. What is the difference between a clock and a man -When a clock strikes it i working, but when a man "strikes" he is not. MLrs Homebuddy : Home is the dearest spot on earth, after all. Mr H..: Yes, when you count in the rent and the ser vants' wages. Chemist : I think we ought to sell bicycles. Assistant, wonderingly : Why? Chemist : Nearly all the other doctors prescribe them. Little Willie : Are you the nearest re lative that I've got, mamma? 'Mother : Yes, my dear; and yo...
TRAFALGAR. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
TRAFALGAR. One of the oldest residents of this district--Mr. W. Murray, sen.-passed away on Monday of last week, after only a few weeks' illness. Mr. Murray, who was 69 years of age at the time of his death, was very much respected by the whole community. A very large assem blage from all parts of the district gathered together on Wednesday and followed the remains to the Trafalgar cemetery. The Revs. Windsor and Cox officiated, and Messrs. F. Mann, A. Mann, Crisp, C. Ellis, W. Ashby, and L. Ashby acted as bearers. Deceased was a member of the Man chester Unity Order of Oddfellows, being the first P.G.M. of the Campbell lodge, and the secretary was sent from Mel bourne with a beautiful wreath as a token of esteem. Bro. J. Steele, P.G.M., made a few remarks at the grave on behalf of the Order. Much sympathy is felt for the family in their sore bereavement. The coluing events are the concert and ball in aid of the Roman Catholic church. The concert promises to be very success ful. The...
SUICIDE. SOME PECULIAR METHODS OF COMMITTING IT. CAUSES THAT LEAD TO IT. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 18 October 1898
SUICIDE. SOME PECULIAR .METHODS OF COMMITTING IT. CAUSES THAT LEAD TO IT. Some cases of suicide are brutal and disgusting. Their details fill us with horror. Others appeal to our pity and sympathy. Both for their reason and result. There is suicide by knife, by pistol, by hanging, by drowning, by jumping, by escaping gas, by burning charcoal, and by the various poisons, as mor phine, strychnine,arsenic, prussic acid, and various other drugs. But there is a still more common and much more important form of suicide. It i. suicidei bsI ivlnoran,ce or i'yllctt A man or woman can as easily and as certainly commit suicide by failing to filter out of the body the poisons and impurities that collect in it. They are forming every minute and every second of your life-by day and by night. Every time your brain thinks, your hand moves, your heart beats, your lungs inhale, some of their substance breaks down into waste material. "This waste material is poisonous, and nature intends its removal a...
WHOLESALE POTATO. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
WHOLESALE LOTATO. .Messrs. Glassford, Cook and Co., Pro prietary Ltd., produce merchants, 452 Flinders-street, report:-The deliveries of potatoes, both by rail and coast-wise have been very small during the- past week, and consequently the market has advanced. We quote to-day for best sam ples to £11. Onions are now practicalyl done. We quote for best samples £19.
FOLKS WITH PAINS. HOW TO GET RID OF THE PAIN. PAINS IN THE BACK, PAINS IN THE MUSCLES, PAINS IN THE JOINTS, PAINS IN THE HEAD. WHAT CAUSES THEM AND WHAT CURES THEM. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
FOLKS WITH PAINS. HOW TO GET RID OF THE PAIN. PAINS IN THE BACK, PAINS IN THE MUSCLES, PAINS IN THE JOINTS, PAINS IN THE HEAD. WHVAT CAUSES THEM AND WHAT CURES THEM. Pain is a sign of disease. You want to get rid of it. There are two ways. Either to cure the disease or relieve -the pain. The first is the better. The curing settles the disease and the pain. The relieving only helps the pain. It will come back again. The disease stays right where it is, and eats away your health. You may not feel it while the pain is gone, but it is there just the same. Pain in the back'is kidney trouble. It can be cured with Doan's Back ache Kidney Pills. It can be cured to stay away, and with proper care never to come back. Kidney trouble gives a great deal of trouble to doctors. It is hard to cure. There are so many complications. They are gen erally dangerous. Only Doan's Backache Kidney Pills :make such a large percentage of cures. The roots from which they are made have such a healing, soothing,...
KORUMBURRA MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
K ?ORUL?BURRA MARKET. Winm. Hamilton and Co. report Another full yarding of cattle forward on Friday, the 14th inst., which were submitted to a large attendance of buyers. The demand for fat cattle was rather slack owing to the butchers being supplied temporarily. Other classes sold about equal to late rates, and the majority changed hands at satisfactory prices. We sold fat cows £4 15s to £-5; a number milkers, £4 to £5 17s (iL; ditto, heifers, to £4 2s; store cows to £3 9s ; 2-year-old heifers, good, to £'2 15s; 1-year-old to 18 months heifers, to 3(is; a nice line of yearling heifers, well bred, at 35s d ; 3-year-old steers, at £3 15s (d; year lings, 17s (d to 2(i . Privately we have sold several dairy cows, fat sheep and lamubs at good prices. L.AND.-We sold 318 acres on account of the trustees in the estate of the late W\. Watts by auction at £.4 2s Gd per acre.
THE DESCENT OF MAN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
THE DESCENT OF MAN..JW The chief feature at the recent Con gress of Zoology at Cambridge was Pro fessor Haeckel's paper on our present knowledge of the descent of man. He said that It was a fixed fact that man is a member of the primate order, and that all primates-that is. all lemurs, all monkeys, and all men-descend from one common stem, and zoology might be proud to have proved this fact, based on the theories of Lamarck (1809) and of Darwin (1859). The immense pro gress of human science effected by this knowledge would be one of the greatest conquests of our nineteenth century. The Rev. T. R. Stebbing (Tunbridge Wells) said that Professor Haeckel had spoken of a thousand millions of years as necessary for his evolution tree, while Lord Kelvin supposed himself to have proved that this world of ours, as a scene of life could not be more than twenty,-five millions of years old. In the course of that time he (Mr Stebbing) could conceive that a great many things had happened. (Laught...
IN THE EARLY DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
IN THE EARLY DAYS. DY "AN OLD SHELLBACgI." Towards the end of the year 1S5 a Government emigrant ship left the 13W kenhead docks. called The Chance, 1400 tons, Captain Hayes master. She left with about 540 emigrants, consisting of married couples, single men, and single women, for Australia. I Was then a petty officer aboard, and the late Mr C?Ltries Iope Nicolson, P.M., was pur ser. We carried a double-banited erew, the ordinary crew of about thirty men, and, idt addition, about thirty men: at a shillirn, a month, to be discharge?'- here in Melbourne. On the' voyage out we had a grteat many deaths .of every description, anrd at last we had small-par? I believe we lost over botty, aand some of them died of small-poX opposite St.. Kilda. How it wits that we were allowed to leave the Heads and d p anchor in Hobson's Bay~I can~not remember, but the fact is that we were ordered into quarantine off Sti Filda beach, with strict orders tdat no one wsas to leave the ship. I belleve tilere" ...
OUTRAGES ON JUDGES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
OUTRAGES ON JUDGES. The "Law Journal" says that happily we have had comparatively few out rages on judges in recent years. But there have been a few exc-ptions to this statement. It is, perhaps, scarcely neceseary to note in passing Dodwell's abortive attempt to shoot Sir George Jes-sel from the entrance to the Rolls Court. in 1878. as it was clearly a pro-' duct of insanity. But everyone remem bers the case of the late Judge Bristowe, who was shot at Nhottingham Railway Station by a disappointed litigant, in 1889. and who never entirely recovered from the injury which he received, al though he did excellent duty as a County Court judge in another district till the time of his death. The only other instance of this species of offence which occurs to us is that in connection with Vice-Chancellor Malins. at v:hose head an egg was thrown as he was leaving the bench by an American named Cos-grave, who was at once sent to prison for contempt of Court. Cose grave was afterwards discharged...
THE CZAR'S DISARMAMENT PROPOSALS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
THE CZAR'S DISDARiMAiV?NT P.iOPOSALS. Tihe o!(1 country paper:y which reae-h ed us this week are full of the Czar's disarmament proposals. They give their own views with eha:racteristic British freedlom and variety. Some of them, too. have been particularly indus trious in collecting the opinions of emi neut men in the political, social, and re ligious life of our Empire. Sir John Lubbock puts in a few trenchant words the economic view: I have read the Czar's wise andr statesmanlike proposal with intense satisfaction. Unless the present expen diture on armies and navies is reduced, the nations of Europe have nothing but revolution and bankruptcy before them. The debt of France, for instance, has risen in twenty-five years of so-called peace by over six hundred millions ster-I ling. Such a course can only end in ru!n. In Germany and Italy also the taxation is very heavy, and Socialism increasing. The present immense armies must eventually lead to a terrific war, but in the Emperor's ...
RELIGION ON THE STAGE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
RELIGION ON THE STAGE. Mr Wilson Barrett, who has just con cluded a short season in Edinburgh. dur ing which The Sign of the Cross was played, has been again defending the re ligious play:-"-It has been said that re ligion has no place on the stage. This to me seems absurd. RIeligio n is sure ly the highee-t form of morality, and to say that the highest form of morality has no place on the stage is to condemn the stage to all that is low and degrad ing. I quite agree with those who as rert that, treated with irreverence, a re ligious subject would be a dangerous one. But you, ladies and gentlemen, would never have crowded this theatre as you have d8-..e had there been even a suspicion of irreverence in the treat ment or performance of The Sign of the Crosa. I have had to fight rather a hard battle, and I have had to fight it pretty well alone, but I have succeeded." Those who might have been expected to be the firat to help him were in many ins?.nces the first to condemn him. They d...
FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
FAIM1 AND) l)AllIY P'i()l)UCE. ]lutter.-Therec was no ilteration in ruling rates for factory lots. Good to prime factory sold at from 9d to 9.d, special lots going higher. ])airy: Priime sold at 7d to 7'.d., specials touching 8d, and a few private creameries 8fd; poor and mixed realised 6.d. Cheese.-Prime quitted at fromn 8.d to 9d, a few very old lots selling at lower figures. New is plentiful at front 5d to 6d for good to prime, mediumn quality sell ing at front 40d, Eggs.-Sales made at an average of 9d for hens, ducks' at 10d, and turkeys' at 1s. Bacon.-Sides realised from 7Ad to 8d ; jackets, from 64d to 71,d; loose, fromn 81 to 8sd; middles, fromt 8d to 8Ad ; should ers, from 43d to 5d. Hanms.-Bagged, from 8d to 9d; un bagged, from 73d to 8.d, net values. Carcase Pork.-There was a dull tone for meats, sales being made from 4d to 54d. l'oultry.-The market was quiet, there being a good supply. Quotations were : Turkey gobblers, 8s to lls 6d ; hens, 6s to 7s; geese. Ss to 7s; duck...
THINGS WE NOW KNOW. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
THINGS WE NOW KNOW. The United States "Army and Navy Journal" gives the following under the heading of "Things We Now Knowr: That George Washington's head was It~-el when he said : "In peace prep?ae for war." That talking peace and refusing to pre pare 1or war is not the best way to avoid war. That the size of a country's population or the extent or- its wealth is not the measure of its strength: but its capacity for prompt action in war. That the combination of a gun, a man, and a uniform does not necessarily make a soldier. That no cotmtry has better raw ma terial for soldi-rs, or more of it. but that time spent for training and dlscipline is an essential factor In the formation of an army. That man for man. he American is not out-classed as a fighter by any foreigner. That pluck and energy and a cool, cal curating disregard- of danger is not merely an individual but a national char acteristic. That, judged by their product, our national educational establishments for the navy and...
PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
PIGS.. T'Phail IBros and Co. report:-Sueketrs made from 12s to 17s, slips frnom 15. to 20s, good strong stores fromn 22s to 25s ; a few bacon stores made as high as 36s, Pork was heavily supplied. Light weight pens made from 27s to 3sa, heavy from 384s to 40s, a few extra choice making as high as 47s. Baeon,.-One of the largest yardings we have had for years, several lots being umabli? to obtain pen room. The mnarket op!wed at about the samue as a fortnight ago, but closing salds were much easier, and, on the whole, showing a big drop, viz., fromi 4s to 5s per head front last- week's inproved rates. Best pens made from 58fs to 58.9; a few extra good farmers' small lots made to 70s; others 48a to 51s. B]ackfatters: An exceptionally loavy supply penned, and mostly of rough sorts, prices being nmuch easier, mnaking up to £? 17s G(d.
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. MELBOURNE MARKETS. LATEST QUOTATIONS. FAT CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE.. MELBOURNE MARKETS. LATEST QUOTATIONS. FAT CATTLE. 1830 yarded, comprising 200 from New South Wales, 600 from North-Eastern and Goulburn Valley, 800 fromt Gippsland, and the remainder from North-\Vestern districts and paddocks near town. All qualities were represented, with a larger proportion of cows than for some weeks past. Quotations :--Prime pens of bul locks, from £10 to £12 (according to weight ; good do., do., froum £8 10s to £0 10 unediumn and lighter do. do., fromn £6 10s to £7 10s ; inferior and lighter do. do., from £4 5s to £5 17s Od; extra prime pens of cows, from £8 10s to £10; prime do. do., at £7 ; others, fromn £8 15s to £6.