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NEWS FROM ALL SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
,NEWS FROM ALL SOURCES. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are no deeds.-Shaks peare. Austria is the only empire in the world which has never had colonies or even transnlarine possessions. From the cochineal insects are oh tained the gorgeous carmines. the crim son, scarlet, and purple lakes. Alaska lhas a sea coast of 26,000 miles, exceeding that of the remn:ainder of the United States two and a halt times. The Tradesmen's National Bank of New York has suspended payment. The hank is not a very large affair-the capi tail is only 750,000 dollars (L150,000.) A serious strike in tile building trade has occurred in Paris. It is feared that the labor troubles will seriously retard the preparations for the grand exposi tion of 10:00. The French Government has instruct cd tile gendarmerie to arrest the Due d' Orleans, head of tile House of Bour bon anl the French Royalist party, if he attemrpts to land in I"ran~ce. Sir Thonums Lipton. the I.ondon mil lionlaire Ilerchliant...
MINING INTELLIGENCE A NOVEL DIRECTORS' REPORT. A QUINTETTE OF HUMORISTS. 1960 OZ. FROM 259 TONS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
MINING INTELLIGENCE A NOVEL DIRECTORS' REPORT. A QUINTETTE OF HUMORISTS. 1960 OZ. FROM 259 TONS. (BY Crcesus.) In April, 1897, the directors of the No. 1 North Oriental and Glanmire Gold Mining Company propared their first half-yearly report. And it must be said, a remarkable document it is-a novelty of its class, being quite free from the excuses and promises of which similar reports are compounded. Under the circumstances explained below, the directors must have re ,.trued the report a a " capital joke" in more senses than one. The beauty of the joke i.i that the authors of it can now afford to laugh at it, and enjoy it thoroughly. And surely it will be admitted that there must be something strikingly good in a joke which will stand repetition_ eighteen months after its origination, with its points of appreciation in;tensiiie'd rather than ininimnised. The report reads as follows in the Sydney Daily I clraYlpi of August 31st : No. 1 NORTH ORIENTAL AND GL.NMIIIIE G.M. Co., LTD. SIl...
SQUIRE JOHN; OR FOR LOVE OF A BONNIE SCOTCH LASSIE. CHAPTER VIII.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
SQUIRE JtOHN; OR FOR LOVE OF A BONNIE SCOTCH LASSIE. BY ST. GEORGE RATHBORNE, Author of "Under Egyptian Skies," "Miss Pauline of New York," etc. CHAPTER VIII.-(Continued.) If Jack was astonished before, it is as .othing to his sensation when he dis covers his surroundings as the moon creeps forth. Gleaming white stones are on the right and left, tall monuments- rear them ideves above, while close by .he can see all manner of singular vaults in the ter races, somne of them guarded by iron rail ings in front. Really Jack can be excused for stag gering to his feet with a low cry bub bllng from his lips. The bravest of men might feel a commingling of awe and [alarm under- similar circumstances. It is not a very pleasant sensation for one to open his eyes and suddenly dis cover himself lying in the city of the dead. Fortunately Jack's nerve is equal. to eiven this, and he pulls himself together as he endeavors to figure how he comes to be in the Necropolis of Glasgow be fore his time. Wh...
CHAPTER IX.—THE RACE ACROSS THE OCEAN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
KIcAFTER ;IX.-'TiE RACE ACROSS THE OCEAN. There is delay on the road, and when RJie train drws near Liverpool the hour tit for the sailing of the Teutonic is jast: but Jack smiles grimly-Jack i1-ho knows that a late mall from London W~ll-reach Holyhead, cross the Irish Sea ito Dublin, and arrive at Queenstown In t-me'to connect with the ocean grc- lound the following morning, and it is -ft intention to be in that same Irish :Wannon-ball train. Having several hours to spare in Liv *rpool. Travers dines, purchases a watch io take the place of the fine chronome ier which fell into the hands of the Tron gate ruffians, and adds other things to *1is list. This time, realising that in the Saear future he ma?y find himself among lavless elements in Cuba, he contents iPmnself with a timepiece that is not apt to arouse the cupidity of the common ierd. At the same counter he pur kchases a neat little article in the way of -. firearm, which, judging from appear r.ncvs, ought to render a decent ...
MY FOREIGN FRIEND. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
MY FOREIGN FRIEND. Have you ever suffered from an at tack of "foreign friendshipl"- Have you ever in a monlent of weakness. or in ignorance of what would happen In the more or less inmmiinent future, ex changed cards with a native of soneic foreign port in which luck or fate had found you' Perhaps you have. Perhaps months or even years there after you have been pounced upon by your forgotten Foreign Friend, and have had to bear the yoke manfully, as I had to do. If so. then you will men tally shake hands with me and say, "Bravely borne, sir." or "i;ear up, man; it might be worse." And so it might. My visitation from abroad might have come from Asia in the form cholera, instead of from the Black Forest in the present shape of Karl Bronner. Karl was esteemed a great man, a man to be conciliated, flattered, listened to. and provided with free drinks by the humbler folk of his native Unterberg, in the Black Forest aforesaid. Touring Englishlnmen and stray Ameri cans who had got into the...
THE UNLUCKY PRESENT [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
THE UNLUCKY PRESEN 7 An old gentleman, a merchant in Bush lane, had an only daughter, possessed of the highest attractions-moral, personal, and pecuniary She was engaged and devotedly attached to a young man in her own rank of life, one in every respect well worthy of her choice. All prelimin aries were arranged, and the marriage, after two or three postponements, was fixed, "positively for the last time of mar rying," to take place on Thursday, 15th April. 1S-. On the preceding Monday the bride groom-elect (who was to have received L10,000 down on his wedding day and a further sum of L30,000 on his father-in law dying, as there was hope he soon would) had some little jealous squab bling with his intended at an evening party. The "tiff" arose in consequence of his paying more attention than was thought justifiable to a young lady with sparkling eyes and inimitable ringlets. The gentleman retorted and spoke slight ingly of a certain cousin, whose waist coat was the admiration of the ...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
On August 12 (reports a London paper) a young man, named Livio Cibrario, be longing toone of the most ancient fami lies of Turin, while attempting to climb the pek~A'of occinlmelone, in the Mari time Alps. lost his way, and on the fol lowing morning a sea:lrch party found his body, terribly crushed and bruised, at the Ib. -.. of a deep crevasse. 9punnt Cibrario, t. nfortunate young man's father, who ,las at Turin, and knew nothing of his son's expedition to the Rocelamelone, on the night of the acci dent aroused the rest of the family, an nouncing with tears that Livio was dead. He had seen him distinctly, he said, blood flowing from his battered. head, and had heard these words spo ken in a voice of terrible anguish. : "Father, I sUpped down a precipice, and broke my head, and I am dead, quite dead." The other members of the family tried in vain to persuade the poor count that the ghastly vision was noth ing but a nightmare, and the bereaved father continued in a state of anxiety b...
DISTRICT NEWS. JINDIVICK. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 25 October 1898
DISTRICT NEWS. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS) JINDIVICK. The season so far is a splendid one. There is abundance of grass in every direction, so that the farmer can rejoice and be glad once more. Crops are all doing well. A youth named George Clarke, son of Mr. Richard Clarke, met with an accident at the local creamery on Thursday, while taking the skim milk. It appears that the horse attached to the vehicle started to go, which caused the lad to fall over the tail-board, and his leg caught on seine sharp projection, which in flicted a rather nasty gash. The lad was attended to by Mrs. Mason and Mrs. Holt, and then driven to Drouin, where the cut was attended to by Dr. Cowen. Mr. J. Mapleson, who recently under went an operation in the Melbourne Hos pital, is recovering. Mapleson's sawmill has started work again after a spell of eight or nine weeks. The teams look all the better for their rest. The creamery is putting through nearly 300 gallons of milk per day. The com pany is also colle...
INTERCOLONIAL. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
INTE1COLONIAL. Lettcrs - Every half-ounce or under ... ... ...O 0 2 Newsp:apers, 10Oz. or under ... 0 0 - Post Cards ... . ... 0 0 1 ]Pac]ets-Conniercial and print ed papers, every 2oz. ...O 0 1 Patterns and samiples, every 2oz. 0 0 1 Parcels, 11i,. or under ... 0 0 8 Each extra lb. or under, up to 111b. ... O 0 (
TO THE UNITED KINGDOM. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
TO TIIE UNITED KINGDOM. Letters - Every half-ounce or under ... ... ... 0 0 2o Post Cards ... ... ... 0 Newspnpers., 4ex. or under ... 0 Each additional 2oz. or under 0 0 , Conumercial and printed pa 'per., ahbut the same rate as in Victoria; but see "l'ostal Guide." Parcels-Each 211. or under ... 0 1 6 Each additional 11. or under, up to 111b ... ... 0 0 9
POSTAL INFORMATION. Rates of Postage. VICTORIAN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
POSTAL INFORMATION. Rates of Postage. VICTORIAN. Letters-Every ounce or under 0 0 2 Letters marked "Urgent" (which will be delivered in the same manner as a telegramn would be, if there is either letter or telegraph messenger at the place to which they are ad dressed), in addition topostage 0 0 6 Newspapers, each ... ... 0 4 Post Cards, each ... 0 0 1 Packets-Coiiiuercial and print ed papers, up to 41b., for every 2oz. or under ... 0 0 1 Packets-Patterns and samples, &c., up to 11b., for every 2oz. or under .... ... 0 0 1 B]ooks, up to 51b, for every 4oz. -or under ... ... ... 0 0 1 Parcels, 2lb. or under ... 0 0 0 Each extra lb. or under ... 0 0 3
BRITAIN'S NATIONAL GIFTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
BRITAIN'S NATIONAL GIFTS. The British character is naturally libe ral, and when any citizen does his coun try a service he receives a generous re ward. Some time ago a great general got the splendid sum of L20,000 fur his share in building up the Empire. But, though this s? enls a large sum, it is nothing to what we have given to for metr great men. King George 1.. in the first year of his reign, made a gift of LT20 a year to the Duke of Schonmberg and his heirs for ever. That was just 1S4 years ago. so that we hav- given the Schoniberg family L132.4S0. To Lord Rtodney and everyone who shall inherit the title Georg'e Ill. gave L2O00 a year in 178T. Since that date the receipts of the family have been L19S,00. ?earl ";-elson was given L.5009) a year in 15)06, and all of the title will receive the same sum as long as; the Brit;sh tax epayer cain give it. Up to date the cum given is equal to IAt0.G30. In the fiftieth year of iGeorg?? the Third's reign. the Duke of Vellingt6n was given ...
TOMMY AND HIS SECOND BLANKET. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
TO:`MMY AND I-!S SEO iND BLANKET. As thy' A 'merican troops have dis covered, war ia not altogether a picnic; and it is only right and proper that a sham war should show some of the hard ships of the real article. But even so, "*Tonmmy's" health ought to be con sidered when autumn inunoeuvres are in progress, and there seems to be one de feet in the regulations at present that might easily be remedied. "I have talked with Tommy on the general subject of his Innumerable grievances." says the "Morning Leader" correspondent at Wareham Camp. "and huve found him monotonously blasphem ous over the- whole lot of them. The great blanket question is just now en gaging Tommy's best efforts. Each man is served out with one blanket, and when the chillearly morningwindsssw-,eep over these wide plains-why. that blanket's occupation is gone. The men sleep twelve in a: tent, radiating from the tent-pole like the spokes of a wheel. They huddle together for warmth, but at three or four in the morning...
AGNOSTICISM AND HONESTY. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
AGNOSTICISM AND HONESTY, .I-r Dlathwa?yt contributes to "Great Thoughts" an interesting talk with Pro fessor Goldwin Smith. The Professor's recent book, "Guesses at the Riddle of Existence." was mentioned: "My book is, of course, agnostic," says he, "for I consider there is no use in clinging to the untenable or in shutting our eyes to that which cannot be honestly denied. .. . Nothing will persuade me that uncompromisng allegi ance to the truth will endanger our hope of salvation. Therefore the spirit in which this book is penned is that of free and hopeful inquiry, and I feel strongly that to resign untcnable arguments for a belief is not necessarily to resign the belief itself; all that I want to secure is fresh evidence of truth, and if we seek truth the Supreme Being will enable us in due time to discover it." What the Professor calls "the day of figments in theology" has, according to him, passed away. "'I cannot, for the life of me," Professor Goldwin Smith went on to say, "u...
FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
FAIMI AND) I)Ai1TY I'IOD)UCE. . ]lutter.-Faetory, good to prime, 91 to 9,d; only a few seleccted lines reaching higher figures ; medium Sd ; inferior lots lower; dairy, good to prime, 7d to 71d; a, few separator consiguinmeints going a frac tion higher ; medium, from 7 ; poor lots, down to 1td. Chcese.--Old, good to prime, 84 to 9d, including New Ze.d.!td; new, good to prime, 5d to ~id; specials, higher; medimi, ; poor and high flavored, 4d. Eggs.--Jleos' from d:1 to 83d ducks' 10,1 few realising 10?d. aietou.--Sides, fronm 7.d to ?41; mid dles, ; j ts, i.d td til j tekets, O d to 7a; shoulders, 4 d to tid, aicordling to quality anl brand. Hams.-- l]:ggcld, from 8td to 9d; specials only higher; unbagged, 74d to SWd net, according to weight and sample. leecswax, 114d to is, according to color. HIoney.-Good to prime, 4d to 4.d, choice reaching 5d. Carcase Pork.-Sales were made at from 4d to 5ld ; inferior lower. Poultry.--Turkeys, gobblers, Os to 12s 6d pair; hens, 5s to 6s 6d; geese,...
GRAIN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
GlRAIN. Oats.-Algerian oats remain firm, feed descriptions at ls 9d for mediuim and is 10d for good heavy. Milling are quoted nominally at Is lid to 2s. Stout white oats are scarce at 2s 3.3d. Maize.-Considerable sales have been made at 2s 5:id to 2s Gd for round, and 2s 6. d ex wharf or flat red. A small busi ness has also beee done in prime flat at 2s 7d. Chaff.-Good oaten is selling at £2 7s Gd to £2 10s, and fair at about 45s. Prime wheaten is selling at up to £2 12s Gd. Straw chaff is scarce, and is quoted nomi nally at 35s to 37s 6d for good oaten. Hay and Straw--Manger is quotedlaS £2 10s to £3 15s, and chaffing lmy at £2 to £2 7s Gd. Straw is worth 30s to 35s. Potatoes.-Prime red-soil Victorian are quoted at .£11, but are slow of sale. Tasmanian have been sold at .£.11, duty paid. Onions.--Prime onions are quoted at £10, small lots fetching up to £20.
HUNTING FOR A HOME. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
HUNTINC FOR A HOME. The Young-Husbands were anxious to go to housekeeping. Doubtless, the cognomen would stand for a large num ber of recently married young people who have grown weary of boarding. The Young-HIusbands had friends by the name of Oldboy. Ned and Fanny Oldboy had been in the blissful state of matrimony about three years, and had made a start. Being in the happy pos session of an opportunity to get out of town for the summer, they had loaned their house to the Young-Husbands for the season. The summer, in spite of the heat. had proven delightful. The mysterious ice box was always yielding up a dainty little supper to Charlie when he came home at night. Then there had been two or three little dinners for Charlie's friends, which had induced them to declare he had a jolly home and :a trump of a nife. No wonder he declared after this summer's experience that he wanted never to board again. Without : premonition of what she was going forth to do battle with.Marie tripped ou...
FRUIT REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
FRUIT IREPORT. The Australian Wine and Fruit Agency Company Proprietary Liloited, 580 to 534 Collins-street, and SO to 88 King-street, report for :lst week:-The fruit season. has now opened, and early fruits are arriving in fair quantities, and are fetch ing good prices. Our sales are as follow: -Cherries: Early Purple. 1ls, 10s Od cs.; half-cases, (s 6d ; black, half-cases, 8s 6d; 8s 3d. 8s, 7s 9d; Early (luigne, half-cases, 7s Gd. Loquats, half-cases, 5s. Straw berries, Is, 11d, 10d, 9d, 8d, 7d to Gd per lb. Gooseberries, per case, Os 9d, Os 6d, 7s Gd to is ; per lb., 2!d to 2d. Sydney consiginments; Oranges, 7s 6d, (is Od, (is ( ,d, (is. 5s d, Os s d, 5s ,3d, 5s, 4s 9d, 4s (d to 3s 3d. Mandarins, Os, s, 87s 6d, 7s 3d, 7s to Os ;:d. Lemons, 7s 6d, Gsg, 5s 9d, 5s (d, 9s 3:l to 5s. Passion fruit, Os. Pine apples, 8s 3d, 8s, 7s 9d, 7s 6d, to 7s. Seville oranges, local, 5s, 3s to 2s 3d. Iohubarb, (d, G d, to 4d pea'.doz. bunches. Plas, 5s 9d, 5s id, 5s to 4s (i6 per 100 lb. Almonds ; ...