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| THE CHILD'S WISH RING. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
I-HE> CHILD'S WISH RING, lMother, mother, the winds are at play; Pritbee, le. me be idle to-day. Look, dear mother, the flowers all lie, Languidly under the bright blue sky. See, how slowly the streamlet glides; Look, how the violet roguishly hides; Even the butterfly rests on the rose, And scarcely sips the sweets as he goes. Poor Tray Is asleep in the noonday sun, And the flies go about him one by one; And pussy sits near with a sleepy grace, Without ever thinking of washing her face. Ther: flies a bird to a neighboring tree, But very lazily lieth he; - And he sits and twitters a gentle note, That scarcely ruffles his little throat. You bid me be busy; but, mother, hear How the humdrum grasshopper sound eth near; And the soft west wind is so light in its play, It scarcely moves a leaf on the spray. I wish, oh I wish, I were yonder cloud, That sails about with its misty shroud ; Books and works I no more should see, But I'd oome and float, dear mother, o'er: thee! -)Era GIma.
MEMS FOR HOME MANAGERS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
MLEMS FOR HOME MANAGERS. A little powderea washing soda. ap plied on a damp flannel will successful ly polish tin ware. Keep your kid boots in good condition by rubbing them once a week or ten days with castor oil. This will render them delightfully soft to wear, and pre vent them from cracking. When washing brightly colored cot tons add a little vinegar to the rinsing water. This will prevent the colors from running. New socks and stockings should al ways be washed before being worn. In the first place, it is said to make them last longer; and in the second, it pre vents risk of injury to the feet from the coloring. BLUNT SCISSORS. Sharpen them by opening them and moving backwards and forwards on a piece of glass. The stem of a wine glass is suitable: it sharpens the blunt est scissors, and can be repeated when necessary. A NOVEL HEARTHRUG. Look out all the old socks and stockings that are past wearing and cut off the feet, unravel the wool, and make into little balls (made by pass...
WOMEN AND WAR. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
WOMEN AND WAR. The subject of the relation of women to war is one which has as yet received little attention from the press and the public. My own belief is that women might prevent war if they wished. The United States nation engaged in an un necessary struggle with Spain; and did the mothers and sisters of the young men now at the front try to prevent it? Alas, no! They are now weeping and tearing their hair, but their cherub-faced sons and brothers come not again. Their hearts are torn with anguish and grief, and they are distracted by mental pic tures of the trenches of the dead, and the groans and sufferings of the wound ed. The mother wakes from her troubled dreams and cries out in her anguish, "God save my boy!" Should her boy be returned to her safe and sound, she is willing to say. with the good man of the East. "Now lettest thou thy servant de part in peace, . .. for mine eyes have seen thy salvation." The young wife presses the walling child to her bosom; and whispers in ...
USEFUL HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
USEFUL HINTS. This a hint for ladles, for which a prize was awarded at home. It is very good, being simple and practical. Whe ther in sewing braid on the edgelof a new skirt or replacing it when worn. the following plan is a great aivan tage: After running on the braid in the usual way, take a needle and strong thread and secure it by a few over cast stitches at intervals of some in ches, fastening each set neatly off. When the lbraid meets an accident, it will not rip far.
THE LADIES' COLUMN. FATHER TIME'S PARTIALITY. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
THE LADIES' COLUMN. FATHER TIME'S PARTIALITY. I vividly recall the day, long, long ago, Pauline, When I was thirty years of age, and you were sweet sixteen, An airy, merry, laughing sprite, a matchless little bud Just blooming in the lovely bower of tender womanhood. I yea recall the graceful smile which o'er your young face spread When I congratulated you, my hand upon your head. And wished you many glad. returns of that glad natal day. And breathed the hope that all your life might be as sunny May. Again in after years I gazed into your eyes of blue When I was nearly thirty-six and you were twenty-two, A lo\'ely woman ripe with grace, a happy reign ing queen Ah! many a heart you told me then you'd east away, Pauline! I twitted you about your years, and laughingly you said You'd grown older as the wheels of time had onward sped, And yet within your pretty eyes,as on a printed page, I road thn lines of clinging fear you felt of coming age. And now again we meet, Pauline, my head is ...
HEARTHS AND HOMES. HOW TO MAKE MARRIAGE NOT A FAILURE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
HEARTI-HS AND HOMES. H[OW, TO JMAKFE MARRIAGE NOT A FAI LURE. I think one of the saddest remarks I ever heard made by a young wife was on the occasion of a wedding, at which we were both present. nome one drew attention to the bride's happy face, and then were uttered the words to which I have alluded above. "Ask her in twco years' time what she thinks of mar riage." The speaker had named the exact time of her own married life, and her face was a sad commentary on her, words. I knew her well. and feared for her future happiness, but patience and love proved victorious in dispelling the estrangenlent. and making the house a peaceful and united one. What was the charm that stayed that marriage from being a "failure?" It was one that lay within the power of every husband and wife, that is still offered to every couple who really desire its possession. It is, in fact, the determilnation on each side to make their married life one happy and successful effort to jointly meet and carry out...
HORTICULTURAL. THE ORCHARD. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
HC1 l CULTURAL. THE OItCI-IARD. It will be necessary to look over newly-planted trees, and make firm any of those loosened by the wind. Fruit trees that were well pruned in the m-ln ter are now making a quantity of sure plus shoots, many of which must now be removed, and continue to take off any that may form until the early summer. Any neglect in this respect causes waste of energy and crowding up with useless growth. Where unmanageable over growh spurs have been removed, many) shoots will be produced from the dor mant buds, and these likewise should be removed by rubbing them off, with the exception of one or two of the strongest. which may, when they have made five of six leaves, be pinched back to the se cond leaf from the base. The pinched back shoots will form, in a year or two=. spurs, that will replace those removed. The thinning of the fruit of peaches, ap ricots, etc., must be judiciously done. I is best at the present time to leave a heavy crop, as many will drop during t...
THE FLOWER GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
THE FLOWER GARDEN. The rough weather experienced last wreek has shown the necessity of keeping all tall-growing herbaceous and other plants well supported. If this be done as the plants advance in growth, the la bor expended is not noticed. Pansies that have finished blooming should nowe be cut back, and placed in their summer quarters. They do best during the sum mer in a very shady border, sheltered from hot winds. Primroses, polyanthus, and double violets should now be ready. for dividing. The two former are best pulled apart, to single crowns, and plant ed in rows in a shady border, composed of a light soil, to which plenty of cow manure has been added. After planting, mulch between the rows with stable ma nure. Violets require similar treatment, but if good flowering crowns are rb quired the runners must be constantly, removed as soon as they appear. The young shoots of delphinium, or perennial larkspur, must be carefully guarded against the attacks of slugs, etc. These pests a...
THE CONSERVATORY AND POT PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
THE CONSERVATORY AND POT PLANTS. The earliest batch of gloxinias should¶ be showing flower, and must be given oc casional workings of weak liquid ma nure, made by dissolving cow manure and a little soot in water-the latter will give the foliage a rich green appearance. Another batch should be started for suc cession. These will do very well in un heated houses or cold frames. Keep. caladiums close to the glass to prevent their being drawn. As the roots fill the pots, give liquid manure. Crotons may. still have a fair amount of sunshine to bring the color up. Syringe morning and evening, and keep a sharp look -ouc for thrip, Ferns require more moisture;, th se that were not re-potted can nowr be top-dressed with a compost of peat, sand, loam, and well rotted stable ma-. iure. Any plants showing inmperfectionr in drainage, must have it remedied at: once. Calclolarias are very showy, anti may be grown in a cool frame. No fire. heat is required, the essentials being to keep the plants i...
NOT WITHOUT PAIN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
NOT WITHOUT PAIN., Patient: Is the doctor in? J:anitor: No. but I represent him. What can I do for you? Patient: Do you pull teeth without p:.in ? Janitor: Well. that I can't promise. Only a week ago I pulled a patient's tooth, and I twisted my wrist so badly that the pain hasn't left it yet. and it may hurt me a little.-"New Yorlk World."
MODEST. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
MODEST. "Excuse me," s:id the clothing sales man. "but wouldn't you like me to take the price tag off that suit for you?" "Yes," replied Farmer Corntossel, "mebbe you'd better. If I was to go aroun' advertisin' what a lot o' money I paid fur them clothes. p'rajs the neigh bors 'ud think I was trying to show off." -"W?ashington Star."
SHE SCORED. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
SHE SCORED. I "hat's that?" said the old gentleman as he entered while the eldest daughter was saying things confidential to her mother. "Bess was just telling me that the young man that visited the Broketons last summer has written her, and that he sent love and kisses." "He did, did he. The impudent puppy. Write him and squelch him at once, or you're no daughter of mine. Let him know so there in no possible chance of a misunderstanding that you have the utmost resentment for such conduct, and if he ever comes here again I'll kick him out of the house." "Well, did you attend to tluht matter. Bess?" asked the old gentleman at breakfast next morning. "Yes.'" "Good! What did you say?" "I told him very distinctly that if he didn't know any bettcr than to send such things in a letter, instead of bringing them in person. I would have to forego the pletisure of his acquaintance." For the next five minutes the family were terror-stricken under the convic tion that the head of the househol'...
WIT AND HUMOR. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
WIT AND HUMOR. Mistress (to servant): "Did you tell those ladies at the door that I was not at home?" Servant: ''Yls, mum." Mis tress: "What did they say?" Servant . "How fortinlt." Magistrate (sternly): "You're a pitiable specimen of humanity. What brought you to all this degradation and dis grace?" Prisoner (proudly): "It took three policemen." Mrs Smith (reflectively): 'I wonder why a man never pays his- wife any compliments after they're married?" Smith (briskly): "He does better, my dear-he pays her bills." " No, my wife feels worse since she went to see Dr Blunt." "Indeed?" "Yes, he told her there was very little the mat ter with her, and there was no reason to make such a fuss about it." "The old man sticks to every penny he's got. What's the use of having money if you don't know how to enjoy it?" "And what's the use of knowing how to enjoy it if you haven't it?" "Are you getting ahead in your bicycle learning " said Amy to Mabel.' "Getting ahead? I'm doing better than that. ...
ENGLISH AS SHE IS WRITTEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
ENGLISH AS SIHE IS WVRITTEN. A Japanese young man of education and social standing recently became a waiter in a San Francisco club in order to learn English and make a living. When he asked the steward for his wages the latter cursed him and struck him with a potato masher, whereupon he wrote the following letter to the club officials: "Through all this affair I was never offensive; when I went there to demand the money to which I am entitled he un Justly enjoined me to get out; that Is an unreasonable movement, and cannot fall to hurt a man's feelings. "Wvhat! Without being satisfied with that insult made my blood boil :uld veins burst with successive onslaught of ig nominious swear. rMy returning was completely excusable, for to be indif ferent to such an ignoble treatment de notes that one is a stranger to the sense of honor; and so he ought to have relished it with abashed submission. And what again' The tongue, the coun tenance w:as not capable enough to wreak his savage fury,...
THE BLACK-BEETLE POWDERERS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
THE BLACK-BEETLE POWDERERS. "Talking about animals." he went on, "I was much entertained the other day by a man with a pack on his back, who met me on the road. As I approached him he took his pack down, and lifting out a small parcel from it, he asked me. with laborious politeness, to buy one of his new black-beetle powders. "For killing black-beetles?" I asked. "That is so." "Ho"w do you use them?" He seetmed pleased with the nlquiry, and explained at length as follows:--"I will suppose you are standing on a kitchen floor and descry a black-beetle. Do not betray your presence to the in sect, but watch him c:refu!ly as he re tires. After that you must spread the specified quantity of this preparation be fore the hole. The legs of the beetle when he next comes out will become clogged, he cannot go forward, he cannot go back, and he may be captured with out difficulty by the hand." I tried to equal him in politeness. and after listening attentively, I said. "I have given no special a...
WHY HE LEARNED TO RIDE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
WHY HE LEARNED TO RIDE. They had met at one of the many "cyclists" retreats." and the man in the blue sweater seemed to be surprised at the meeting. "I thought you said you never would learn to ride the bicycle," he said. The other acted somewhat ill at ease, and answered that he believed he had made some such remark as that. "As I recall it," persisted the one in the blue sweater, "you asserted that no sane man could get any fun out of bi cycling," anyway." "Well," returned the one in, the gray knickerbockers, "I am still of the opinion that it Isn't like the fun it's cracked up to be. I don't care much for it." "Yet you've learned to ride." The one in the gray knickerbockers called for another round, and tried to change the subject. Failing in that, he finally said: "Yes; I learned to ride, but it wasn't because of any infatuation for the wheel. My wife wanted to learn." "But I know lots of men who don't ride themselves and whose wives do," suggested the one in the blue sweater. "...
THE COMMONWEALTH CO. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
THE COMMONWEALTH CO. It is also known that the affalirs of the Commnonwealth Co.-a promising property situated at Walihalla-are in a deplorably muddled condition. The extent of the scoundrel's fraudulent transactions, how ever, have not been made public, but it is fair to conjecture that the directors have a pretty big order in hand to put things right, and that like the New Perseverance and Landy's Dreamn some time will elapse before the tangle is unravelled.
VALUE OF ADVERTISING. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
VALUE OF ADVERTISING. P. T. Barnum once said : "If you have ten dollars to put to good use, put one for the article and the other nine for advertising. I can out-talk any man but a newspaper man. The man that can stick type, and the next morning talk to a thousand people while I am talking to one, is the mlan I aniTufraid of, and I want to be his friend." We frequently receive testimonies as to the value of the (iazette as an advertising medium, and give the following as examples of the ex periences of many of those advertising in our columns. IMr. S. Beswick, of Darnum, adver tised in the Gaziette' recently for the owner of a pony which had strayed into his paddock. Next day the owner of the pony, who resided in another part of the district, called on Mr. Beswick, and stated that he had been looking for the animal for a fortnight, and probably would have been looking still, but for the Gaze:tte. Those who have lost stock in the district should make a note of this. Another instance ...
LANDY'S DREAM CO. SCRIP FORGED AND £200 EMBEZZLED. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
LANDY'S DREAV I CO. SCRIP FORGED AND £200 EMBEZZLED. In addition to his exploits as manager of the NewPerseverance Company, Whyte also played " ducks and drakes" with the Landy's Dream Company, of which he was also manager. - He is known to have forged about 1500 scrip, whilst some six weeks ago he forwarded a cheque to the miuingmanager (Mr liarrison), which, on presentation, was not paid. A cheque for the last pay-sheet was also forwarded, and likewise returned. The total amount involved is over £200. Whyte informed Mr. Harrison that he was expecting £250 from his uncle, and as soon as this arrived from the old country lie would be in a position to sqtiare up. Mr. Harrison has also been victimised to the extent of about £70, as Whyte induced hini to invest in one-twelfth of the forged scrip in the New Perseverance Company.