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CONSIDERATION FOR CHILDREN. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
CONSIDERATION FOR CHILDREN. How much is expected of little chil dren in the way of politeness when none is ever shown them. Their lit tie legs carry them on many an er rand for you and never a "Thank you, dear," for encouragement, when the poor little heart longs to hear it, for it is so human in all of us to want approbation. Think of your little ones oftener, mothers. You are their all; they turn to you for their wants, and are often disappointed. Some children's souls and hearts are starv ed for want of kindness. Try what a little bribe will do instead of pun ishment; a slice of cake promised for more perseverance, or reward for ef forts to do better. A very small piece of money will make the heart of many a child joyful for a long time. Try to study their natures more. All clil dren cannot be managed alike any more than grown persons. And the present-of a pet puppy or a bird- will make a good child often, when punishment fails. Love the little ones more, they have their rights, ...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
KI'T'CHEN WRINKLES. To purify a cistern tie charcoal in a bag and drop it in. Celery may be freshened by being left overnight in a solution of salt and water. When making blue-water for clothes add a little salt to it. This distri butes the color evenly and prevents "patches." Cook cauliflowers in milk and water -it gives them a better flavor. and they look whiter than when cooked in water. Sometimes boot polish becomes quite dry with keeping. Moisten it with a little turpentine. It softens the polish. making it usable at once. and also gives a good gloss to the leather. If at any time you should ihave a gathered finger or poisoned han:d. take a cabbage leaf, roll it our with a bottle until the juice comes, and tie it on the affected part. This will draw and cleanse it far better than a poultice. When using oil stoves, to prevent them from smoking, dissolve one tablespoonful of common salt in every pint of paraltin oil that you use. This also gives a much clearer light. and it preve...
BOWLS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
)OV'AI ,S. oil Saturday a team of howlers re presentiting tlthe V'ictorian Howling As sociation visited Triralgon, to play their alnnulal match with represenita ti\',s of thie Giltpsland id owling As sociatiioln. 'nfortul;tately (reports the " Record"), the heav\'y rain the pre vious evening accounted for the at sence of a team from Bairtisdale, but S:11i sent .down four Ineln, allnd arra gul three. The visitors \were also a coup'le of neln short of four rilnks, and Tr-ralgoll ('lut tlot only provided two rinks, but also found sublstitlutes for the \.B.A. As a tcattullal sequence to the rain, the green \\was very hea\vy. Thi aftelrnool, hlowever, proved fhno, anld :an enjoyable gamlo ensued, the \'.t.A. \vintlngF on the totals by four toints. Results: No. I Rink. Messrs. loll. l.eslie, Paley andl Nalpper (Sale) ............ 24 Mlessrs. C'ross, Osbornc. Molloy and Giuest (fIleinigton) ........ 23 No. 2 Rink. Messrs. Rogers, Tyrer, Beinnett and Wrard (City) .............. 35 Messrss. ...
WHAT "TONNAGE" MEANS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
WHAT "TONNAGE" MEANS. The launching of the Queen Eliza beth. Britain's latest huge battleship. was accompanied by the publication of the usual details concerning her, in the course of which such terms as "displacement," "gross tonnage," "dead-weight capacity.," and "net re gistered tonnage" were used. To all but shipping men. these terms are confusing, if not misleading. The word "ton." for instance, is not used as it is ordinarily applied, but is a measure of capacity. and not of weight. Each ton in such cases re presents 100 cubic feet. "Displacement" means the avoirdu pois weight of water displaced by a iteamer iwhen she leaves a port laden to the Plit'soll mark. In this parti cular case. "ton" means weight--that is. 2240lb. Thirty-five cubic feet of water weighs a ton, and after the number of cubic feet occup'ed by the vessel below the water-line is ascer taibled, all you have to do is to di vide the total by 35., and you get the displaced water in avoirdupois weight. The "gross...
STRATFORD AND NUNTIN RACE ENTRIES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
S"T'RATFI.It?D AND NI NTIN RACEb. 1ENTRIES. Slandicap 1\elter.--Galtee More, Alister, Sash. I.u~x, Surestep, lOoratninRa, Itenita, Sederiek. Gold\'val. Gladlateur, I ebit. Parther. 14 a.u. l'on.-Longford L.ad. Jack T'ar. IErnie. airy. TeIse. Sosso, De tonator Quilp, Strathairdd Lady Etnid. t "o1nettttara, Skid o, Devon. Nellie. Ma Illlters. Putblielan u Pise.--I'ivilian. (iOrain ina, Seventee~, Stogatn. Goldvale, l. .G., Silver Gauntlet, Alistir, Bid. -lack. Gem. 13.1 Pony.-A. ttain. The Blarb, Satai,. Miss M.. Matilda. Tibby, Kid. Daisy, c'onrinda. T'ile Squire, Hlippoann. Agent. Lady Foote, Teddy Bear. Model, Stella, Devon. Stratford and Nuntin lhandicap. Alister, Ooramnina. 13enita, Polla, L.IK.G., G;lynne. Bid. Ilantdicap Trial.-Minitawarra, Taidy Nymlph, L oosegat e. Sash, Footchase, Stogan,. Gilead. Sederick. Setuan, Dig ness. Maggie F'ord, Debut, Parther, Corilee. Sheroutid. Jack Merne. Bywood, M ernewisn. tHantdicap Il urdle.-Galtee ore, Lax, Sutrestep, Seventteen. BIushy, G...
The Classified Egg. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
The Classified Egg. "'When I arose to speak,'" related a martyred statesman, "someone hurl e.i a base, cowardly egg at me and it struck nme in the chest." "And what kind of an egg might that be?" asked a young man. "A base, cowardly egg," explained the statesman, "is one that hits you and then runs."
We All Are. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
We All Are. The story as told by an old maid who went into a decline. "What's the matter with you?" her doctor asked. "Oh, doctor," she sobbed, "I've been disappointed in love." "Naturally!" said the doctor. "It never does come up to expectations." School Teacher: Richard, do you know what happens to boys who use had language when they are playing marbles? Richard: Should think I do! They grow up and .play golf!
CURIOUS ERRORS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
CURIJUS ERRORS. Curious errors have sometimeas been made during the process of transcription, and no one acquainted with mediaeval manuscripts can be very much surprised. But, as a cor respondent of "TThe Yorkshire Post" points out, it is somewhat strange that, when once a mistake has been made and found its way into a print ed volume, it is well-nigh impossible to eradicate the error. For instance. mediaeval York was credited with the possession of a parish church de dicated to St. Bridget, and in all ec clesiastical histories of the Munster city St. Bridget's invariably appears in the long list of parochial churches. But it is beyond doubt that no such church ever existed. It simply came into the lists through a copyist"s blunder. A capital G was misread as B, and a bad quill or careless writr turned an "e" into an "i." with the result that St. Brig. appeared in stead of St. Greg., and so St. Bridget came into being. But though the mis take has been repeatedly pointed out, and the...
SPORTING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
SPORTING NOTES. A r(tutt, r's cablllgratln stalttes that Georges (t'arptientior, tIhe great French boxer, is to visit Australia after all. Mr. leg. I,. Iakert persevered with hisL atten1t1 to arratlge a contract with thei', yollg FlrelEchmnan, and he \vwa re warded witlh sutccess. arpentier is to ret'clve £10,001 for three Ilghts in Aus tr'alia. 'The agtreement will be sigtted on April S. 'T'he 'arranm " lironiele " states tihat eight "shootists" accounted for 1'0 quail on Saturday last. This is ei tot thli h iggist tags of the seasoti. lSpecial prleplarl'tioils arl' heing madttl for to' Sal, Laster Regatta, aind ani enjvable outing is i'otlllised the tult lie. int Altlldn y nlOrnlilltg the intlltoiry ad joutlrlled from Aslendait le Park on Sat uit'tliy itn eitnnetion with thet running of Ialnldsotme .ltidtt in the Aslpendale Pli'tst' ntis contitnuc d at the V.R.C. oltici byli the stiletldilary Ste\ards, .lessrs '1:llis tchairman), Davis illld l.ougltlin trieports the "Age'"). After...
POTATOES AS A FOOD FOR PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
POTATOES AS A FOOD FOR PIGS. From Germany comes an account Ui experiments that should be of interest to agriculturists at this time. They demonstrate the possibility of profit from swine husbandry. These exper imenis w ere designed to test the value of Iotatoes as compared with maize in the principal food in the rations fed to pigs. Forty-three, twelve-weeks old, and weighing about 441b., were put up for five months to fatten. They were given a fixed basal ration, which on the average amounted to a little over 2ib. grain meal and Soz. of fish meal per head per day. In addition to this, one lot got slightly over 2ib. maize meal, wvhile another got be tween 9 antd 10 lb. potatoes. Both lots made good progress, producing on the average about 1lb. of pork daily and 1lb. live tveight increase for about 41b. meal. The interesting point, how ever, is the profit. The maize was valued at £8 S/- per ton. The pota toes wvere charged at 33/6 and the grain, ot- pease-mea!, cost £9 6/8, while the...
AUCTION SALES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
AUCTION SALES. ------- IMIcssrs. Theo. H. Little and Cto. waill It for .hiss .\Iawley, on Saturday, 1)tt acres good cultivation land on the .1affra road, adjoining the tBundala guah l! otel. They will also sell har nss, poltes. buggy. saddles ilkt'es, and quiet hareltlss-tar c, co\ws, etc., for Mr. J. (t on not. They will also submit the Crown Ilotel. Their horse sale, with Ct'anpbell and Sons, advertised for T'uesday anId \'edtesday, may pos sitly linish itt one day, as an early start will be made. i\wOnets of yountg unrlikeu horses are advised not to bring themt in until there is a imore genertl rainfall. At raalgotn on Tl'tI'ueltay they hold xi most important salh of catltl I nitd shltele. xssrs lathi litn and I)avis hold their Stratford sale on Monday, April ;th. and thir Lonllgford sale on ThursdaY, April 9th. xihsras AM. I' Lein antd C' o. tO-Ituor rowx will sell a first-class ibuilding site in Yorl-stat'eet for Mr. t'has. S'ehlu s,,i .It their oltices, Maffra, they will oTfer...
COFFEE MAKING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
COFFEE MAKING. To obtain the full flavor of coff'c' it should be freshly roasted just h, tore it is made. The French find it no trouble to do this in the horn', and their coffee is perfect in flavor and aroma. A coffee mill is not at all an expensive item, and although a roasting machine is a more elabor ate apparatus, results almost as good as the coffee of France can be ob tained by baking the coffee nibs for a few minutes before grinding them in the mill. Coffee should always be kept in a tin with a tight-fitting lid, as it soon loses its delicate flavor if exposed to the air. "Sn you proposed to her. Accepted, of course?" "'Accepted? Why, she treated me like a dog. "Allow me to conglratulate you, old fellow. I saw hlow she treated one the Pther day, and, by Jove! how I en Vied that dog."
TRARALGON RACES. Traralgon, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
'RARA LG( N 4RACES. (BY \V1IRE.) Traralgon, Thursday. At to-day ' meet of the Traralgon IRicling Club the attend;ance was very goad. The day was a pleasant one,. only one slight shower falling. The gate monely was £94, and lookllakiers' fees £24. Setritching---were numerous. Time was wasted because a weight was mlissillg., and eventually it was found by a mtan, who received ten shillings reward. The handicap of Glynne was adversely commented on. Glynne won easily. carrying 51b. over weight. Jockey Bracte fell off in the Hlurdle Race, and was advised not to ride untlil he was more experienced. L.eahy was cautioned for nearly throw ing the hurdle rtacet away. Mr. Bran nagan acted as stilpendiary. Results w\\re as follow: Ilurdle Rac.--Lucas's Nine o' Dia !ltlds. 10.11 ( Leahy), 1: (;ardlner 's Ca'lnvasser, 9.1 (Doyle), 2; Worsley' s Nambrok, 9.7 (?Wilsot), . Chutida, 9.12 also started. Betting-l- to 4 oni Ninie o' Dliamonds, 2 to 1 Canvasser anttd t'Chund \\'o by a head. Trial Stake s...
SONG OF THE PRINTING PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
SONG OF THE PRINTING PRESS. "See the league-long web of paper fly ing free. See the glistening ink-black rollers pressing tight To plates whereon the letters are fast-bound in mnolten fetters, Letters telling tales of human wrong and right, Wrong and right, With a beatific bending to tile righilt. "'When the cylinders are humming like the wind, And the paper spindle's whizzing through its stays, W\hen the darting tapes are guidiiing sheets in sight and sheets in hid ing. Then your comprehension's tangledl in the maze, In the maze, In the mighty, heaving, whirring. maze. "All completed, all accomplished is tile toil In the service of the great minds and the less: Now. arising grand before us in a sweeping, swelling chorus, I-Hear the diapason boomings of the press, Of the press, And the full-toned vox humana of the press. "'Of the mighty ones of osmos I was borni, Of the labor and the will that rilde the earth: In their energy kinetic hear you not the cry prophetic, "Here is scientif...
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
FOOTBAIL. Football will soon hle started in Sale. It is to be hoped that the delegates will mneet and make an early conm in encetnen t. Santi Ryan, one of Sale 's best nmenIi last year. has received notice of transfer, andl will he greatly missed by the " hlos,' and also byl the club as a player. Am.\ongst Sale's neow candidates the foilowitng are mentioned as players who will prove to be valuable addli tions:-lladdow (high school). Lam horn. Nolan, Shcihan. Minahan, and T'ot Loughnan (ivwho was absent last s6a sit). liairnsdale Football Club hold their anntual meeting onl Wedltlesday next. Proctor and 'i'rood (Bubbles) will be missed fronlihe ranks this year, al though Trood will prolbablly return be lfore the season is over. SALE UNITED FH OTBALL CLI'B. The annual meeting of the above club was held at the Star HIotel on Tuesday evening. The President (IMr. F. E. Benussi) occupied the chair, and there were over 60 nmenlhers present. The secretary (.Mr. Toll Norton) read the minutes...
MELBOURNE PIG MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
MELBOURNE PIG MARKET.: Messrs. Adamson, Strettle and Co.. report:-2750 yarded, including a very heavy supply of baconers. Stores. Moderate supply, and prices ruled about the same as last week. Porkers. -The number forward was well with in requirements; consequently the de mand was good, and last week's val ues were maintained. Baconers. The heavy supply had its effect on the sales,: prime heavy-weights suffering most, in some cases being fully 6/ a head. lower; &lt;'hilst prime light weights, although easier, did not suffer so great a fall.
SEVERE STORM AT TOONGABBIE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
SEVERE STORM AT TOONGABBIE. (One of the ntmost severe storms ever explerienccd in the Toongabbie district took place on Friday. About 5.30 p.m. a thunderstorm, accompanied by good sized hail and exceptionally heavy rain took place, 124 points of rain being registered in half an hour. About 1s minutes later a roarintg noise could be heard back towards the hills, and in a f?lt minuttes a very hteavy thood calme I do\\ tlhe creek, rising within a foer inches of the highest Hood ever known at Tootngabbie. Mr. ]. tFergusonl s or chard, situated about 1 t, miles from lthe township, fared badly, as also did Mr. t11. Goodwin 's property. A dry creek is situatd neatr y,. anttd tills \wts collnvtI'ert into a raginlg torrent, the Itood btringin down huge trees, logs, tree ft.terns, and rubbtish, and stacking themn ill heaps in .ir. Ferguson ' or chard against the fruit trees. Some ,,t the heaps iere almost as high as tei tris themnelves. The result \was that. smi of the trees \twere torn out I...
DISTRICT NEWS. CUNINGHAME. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
DISTRICT NEWS. ----*-- CUNINGHAME. An elderly man named George Wallace, who had been going about in a drunken state with a revolver in his belt, was arrested by Constable Ryan on Saturday night. Wallace was on Moliday fined 2/6 for drunkenness by "Mr..Broome, J.P. Patrick \'alsh, a railway navvy, who caused, a disturbance on Monday night, appeared before Mr. Broome. J.P., on Tuesday morning. He pleaded guilty to a charge of offensive behav iour, and was lined 10/, or 24 hours' imprisonment. When arresting Walsh, who was very troublesome, Constable Ryan severely injured hie right hand, and is in consequence in capacitated from duty. Local anglers are experiencing splendid sport lately. Messrs. Mac leod, Anstey, and W\\tsuii (of Strat ford), have had several good hauls of schnapper and skipjack. Two of their fish weighed 111b. and 12!b. respective ly, while fiv\e-po-unders were quite commonl with them. Yellowtail are also biting freely. A single lish cap tured by Mr. A. \Wilkins, of C...
THE LAUGH CURE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 April 1914
THE LAUGH CURE. By Philip Gibbs. There have been many notable events recorded in the newspapers tduring receint weeks-railway d isas ters, strikes, political sensations--but there was one incident which attract ed only a brief notice. aithoughl it con tained the secret which all the philos opliers of life have been searching for since the beginning of time-the se cret of happiness. It took place in a police court--of all places in the world--nd ithe se crei was revealed by a young coster monuger charged with the thefr of a whelibarrow. This you'ng ianu did noi say a s-ingie word in seif-defence, but lie had ia smile which seemed to pierce ihe gaoon)y atmosphere of the court like a sudden burst of sun shine. ile ctnucktl,-d wihiisically when evidenllce was given againlst hiiun. tie lauii hed, w.i;h a joyous. unaffected laIunh, at the very mentioni of the lwheelbarrow. He was enormlously amused by the misfortune which had befallen himi, liand he was prepared to take any punishment tha...