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FAT SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
FAT SHjEEI'. The nmrket was fully supplied, 23,500 - having been yarded. About 11,500 caine from Iliverina. The buyers of freezers, with the assistance of operators for adjacent colonies, relieved the market of about 9000, which were under bond fromt across the Murray. Quotations for sheep in the wool:--Crossbred wethers, from lls to 14s 3dl; crossbred ewes, fromi 9s 6d to 12s 6d, extra 13s 6d ; merino wethers, from Os to 13s 3d, few 14s 6(d; merino ewes. from 7s to 11s 3d. Quotations for shorn sheep:--Crossbred wethers, from 7s ?31 to lls Gd ; crossbred ewes, from Os to 10s (ld; nlcrino wethers, fromn 6s to 10s; imerino ewes, from 5s 63d to Os Od.
Notes of Local Interest. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
Notes of Local Interest. Hardly another plant of anything like the same value as crimson clover has been made known to American farmers during the current century. After sugar cane is laid by frequent showers of considerable intensity appear highly beneficial, and if not supplied the crop will not reach the maximum tonnage. In the cultivation of sugar cane at the Louisiana station the cultivator is used to the exclusion of the turn plow. The value of irrigation has not been thor oughly determined on account of season able rains. Drainage appeared to in crease the tonnage, decreased the sugar content and increased the resistance of cane to frost. A new scheme for irrigating orchards is given by a Texas man. A long wood en box, 4 inches square, open at both ends, is sunk in the ground so that the lower end is close to the main root of the tree, while the upper end is above ground. With a tank on w~hcels and a hose, the irrigating is done by filling the boxes with water twice a week.
The Bamboo In Florida. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
The Bamboo In Florlda. There is not the slightest doubt about there being several species of bamboo which will grow to perfection all over the south. Several species are in culti vation in Florida, where they succeed perfectly. B. vulgaris is growing on many south Florida estates. It has proved to be ca pable of resisting occasional night frost. It is the best for building bamboo houses. If given a very wet soil, it grows rapidly. B. aurea, a dwarf species, native of China and Japan, is a handsome species hardy in most parts of England, so it may be expected to flourish in many of the southern states.
Egg and Feather Eating. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
Egg and Feather Eating. At the experiment farms, Ottawa. careful watch was taken of the laying stock to discover the cause of and rem edy for egg and feather eating, the two vices fowls in close confinement are most addicted to. The subject is one of widespread importance. Manager Gilbert in a recent report says: 1. That the vicious practices are most indulged in during the months of February and March. 2. That unless checked on first showing they continue until the fowls are allowed outside. 3. That nonlayers do not indulge in the vices until the others commence. 4. That the inactiv ity of the layers, caused by overfeeding, leads to the vices. 5. That thebreeds of the more nervous temperaments-viz, Black Minorcas, Andalusians, Red Caps, etc.-are most addicted to the practices. 6. That the vices first show among the fowls in the greatest number in one pen. 7. That egg eating began where, the laying nests were most ex posed to view of the fowls. The conclusions to be arrived at from ...
THE LIBEL BILL. FADS AND FANCIES OF SOME LEGISLATORS. "CABLE SERVICE FROM THE OTHER WORLD" [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
THE LIBEL BILL. FADS AND FANCIES OF SOME LEGISLATORS. " CABLE SERVICE FROM THE . OTHER WORLD" For the third or fourth tinie in recent Victorian history a bill to amend the law of libel in the direction of protecting the press in the accurate reporting of statements made at public meetings "in the public interest" was brought under consideration. There has been, and still is, a great jeaiousy of the press amongst sections of our politicians, and hitherto this bill to give relief from unscrupulous black mailing has been vetoed somewhat spitefully. This time it has got further ahead than ever it did before. Some of our legislators however enter tain peculiar fads and fancies. For instance, Mr. Carter last week envolved an idea, which, if not altogether novel, did not seem to harmonise with his previous persistent opposition to any thing in the guise of State Socialism. He was speaking on the libel bill. He -was against the further "unbridling" of the press to any degree. What was the p...
THE DUCAL JACK SHEPPARD. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
THE DUCAL JACK SHEPPARD. The following piquant paragraph ap peared in Mr T. P. O'Connor's journal of gossip, "H.A.P.," on the 13th inst., and was copied into the "Liverpool Post" on the 15th inst.: It Is difficult to realise, when looking at the Duke of Westminster's refined and even distinguished features, that sixty years :go his extreme plainness gained for him the sobriquet of "Jack Shep pard" among his schoolfellows :Lt iPton. It is even said on authority that he owed his nickname In the first instance to his mothe?. The Duke was forty-four years old when he succeeded to his titles and princely estates, from which his in come to-day is, at a modest estimate, a sovereign a minute. His square mile in the West IEnd yields a revenue of L400.000 a year, and its valr., when the len?es expire, will be represented by a weight of gold which would tax the strength of sixty of the Duke's strongest horse. This rigorous Duke is almost as much an ascetic as the late Cardinal Manning. The par...
AMATEUR PAWNBROKERS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
AMAiATEUR PAWNBROKERS. We know the amateur casual. orgau grinder, tramp, etc., but it has beent re served for the "'Temple MIagazine" to introduce the amateur pawnbroker. It does this in a spirited article in its ex cellent August number. Of the two extremes of society among those who go "popping" (which term a.ppears to be used among experts), there is, first of all. the lady who plays the main part in the following drama. says she to her husband : "Lor, 'Enery, an' I 'aven't ia blessed copper or a bloater. Jez take the poker round to Timmins's. Mebbe yer can raise a tanner on it. Look sharp, and bring a pint of four 'alf back with yer." Presently ""Enery"" returns trium phant with the bloaters, the ale and the ticket, which last he tosses. c-arelessly to his wife before her face with a frank "The mean skunk wud only give five pence halfpenny, an' jawed so, I nearly broke 'is 'ed with it fust." But (says "Westminster"), it is not those who are frankly poor who are the pawnbroker's ...
CLEARING SALES. SKEWS & PATTERSON. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
CLEARING SALES. SKEWS & PATTERSON. We held a clearing sale for Mrs. Lacey, "The Oaks," Tarago, on Oct. 19th. Owing to the inclemency of of the weather, and other causes, it was not so good as these sales usually are, but fair prices were obtained in most instances. Cows sold to £6 15s ; yearling heifers, 31s; 18 months to 2 year old 34s; yearling steers, to 15s; draught mare, £19; other sorts, to £8; farmer's buggy waggon, £10; s.f. plough, £3 2s 6d; harrows, £2 15s and a lot of sundries and house hold furniture.
CHINESE PIRATES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
CHINESE PIRATES. Piracy in some Eastern waters is more rife now than ever it was. So it would appear from the latest report of our Consul at Canton. This is how the rob bers proceed. They have no armed craft of their own which to give chase and run down their vic tims. The usual plan is for a band of half a dozen men to go on board a pas senger launch disguised as honest men. When a suitable spot is reached they throw off all disguise, overawe the crew and passengers by flourishing revolvers, and then half the party stand by ready to shoot, while tlt rest proceed to search the passengers and their luggage, and when they have taken all they want they transfer themselves to another boat or land near a friendly village. where a division of the spoils takes place. These pirates, the Consul points out, are not devoid of a certain chivalrous feeling. Cases have been known where, after having robbed some rich passen gers and made a good haul, they have restored to the poorer passengers wha...
The West Gippsland Gazette. WARRAGUL, OCTOBER 25, 1898. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
giaRet (Bippalanu WARRAGUL, OCTOBER 25, 1898. The sensation of the week WHYTE has been the exposure of the wholesale fraudulent THE transactions of one of tile FORGER. most audacious rogues ever associated with mining enterprise in Victoria. James Whyte is a young man who has not yet attained his thirtieth year. Two years ago he was appointed legal manager of the New Perseverance Gold Mining Company-a local venture of considerable promise-and at the time he was given this position of trust he held a similar office in the Landy's Dream and several other companies. Implicit confidence was placed in the man's integrity, and until recently there was no reason to suspect that amongst the constituent parts of his nature was some of the basest material that ever contaminated a human being. Taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by his position, he has forged shares by the thousand, embezzled hundreds of pounds, and done his utmost to wreck some of thasading companies which he unlfo...
THE MELBOURNE CUP. RECORD ENTRIES. "STERLING'S" OPINIONS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
THE MELBOURNE CUP. RECORD ENTRIES. " STERLING'S" OPINIONS. With the advent of the great racing carnival of the year-the Melbourne Cup -thousands of visitors flock to the Vie. torian capital, in order to see and enjoy the annual festivites at Flemington. Even in the times of deep depression, following upon the collapse of the land boom, there was very little indication on the green lawns of Flemington of the misery wrought by unprincipled swindlers in bogus land transactions. The elite of Australia were to be found there, for to apply Byron's well-known words: "Victoria's capital had gathered then, Her beauty and her chivalry, And bright the sun shone o'er fair women and brave men." This year, however, promises to eclipse everything seen, since the time when the illustrious Carbine carried off the premier honors of the day. The entries are larger than they have been for many years past, and doubtless the attendance will be correspondingly increased. Owing to the exertions of the well...
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS. The list of candidates for the vacant seat in the Legislative Council is gradually increasing, and now embraces the names of MIr. Hoddinott, of Wodonga ; MJr. James Gray, of War ragul; MIr. Brennan, of Wodonga; and Dr. Moore, of Melbourne. Mr. Hoddinott seeks the suffrages of the electors in his address published in another colum, while Mr. Gray, so far, has not nmade an energetic can vass. Notwithstanding this fact, he has been the recipient of scores of letters pressing his claim and the claim of this part of the Gippsland Province, to return a local member to the Legislative Council. The name of Dr. Lloyd has also been mentioned, and should he come forward, he will prove a formidable opponent, for there are few men in Gippsland better known or more highly respected than the popuiar Doctor.
RE-DIRECTION. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
RIE-DIRECTION. Letters, packets, and newspapers 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.
SUCCESS IN BUSINESS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
SUCCESS IN BUSINESS. There seem to be at least a dozen higli roads to success in business. So at least it appears from a very interesting sym posium in the "Young Man" for August, in which sixteen of the best known of successful business men give an opinion as to what they consider the quality which has contributed --.ost to their suc cess. Sir R. Tangye explains that his secret is "the life-long habit I have had: of giving close attention to small de tails." Mr W. Hazell, M.P., Mr J. Morg an Richards, and Alderman W. K. Stephenson hold that ability united with. great industry and unswerving persever ance ultimately get their reward. Mr Morgan Richards adds:-"I should say; that remarkable genius, endowment, or 'good luck' have very little to do with it." Alderman Evan Spicer, the mana ger of the "Times," Mr J. Storrs Fry, and Mr T. H. W. Idris give that excel. lent and much-needed piece of advice, that the secret of success lies in al ways doing your best, and in the ex perience of ...
POST CARDS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
POST CAR]DS. The following is an extract from the "Postal Guide " : "Private cards bearing adhesive stamp~ 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 5.in. by 34in. " 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 thoe following words when printed only, viz.: -' Post Card.' The address only to be written on this side."
LOCAL MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
LOCAL MAILS. MAILS CLOSE at WARRAGUL for the following phices, at the under mentioned times : Melbourne and all St) 10.15 a.m. & 7 p.m. tions on Line ... .. p.m. Sale and all Stationsn Line ... 10.15 p.m. & 7 p.m. Buln Buln, Ncerim) Mon. Wed. & Sat. South, Rokeby, 11.10a.m.;;Tues Neerim ... ... ) and Thur., noon Tues. & Thurs. 12 Crossover.... ... noon; Saturdays 11.10 a.m. ML ondays, Wed Lardner ... ... nesdays, & Fri. ) days 11.15 a.m. Ellinbank Seaview, and Ferndale, Tues days and Fridays 11.30 a.m. Printed and published by A. J. IRHVEY and Co., proprietors, every Tuesday morning, at their offices, Victoria street, Warragul, in the colony of Victoria.
PHOSPHOROUS MATCHES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
PHOSPHOROUS MATCHES. Yellow phosphorous is not essential to the manufacture of a licifer match. If phosphorous in any form is required, it need only be in the form of the in nocuous red variety-even for a "strike anywhere" match. Red phosphorous matches are rapidly gaining ground all over-the Continent, and the day will probobly.come when this country will range itself with Denmark and Swit zerland, and prohibit the use of all matches containing ordinary phos phorous.-"Nature." The balloon which is to cross the High Alps is being made at Paris by M. George Besacon, and will be 60 feet in diameter, 20001b in weight, and able to cary 74001b. Besides meteorological observations, the mountains will be photographed from the balloon. By ascending the Sitten, in the Canton of Valais Captain Spelterinl hopes to be driven over the Finsteraar, Urner, and Glarner Alps towards the valley of the Upper Rhine.