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HEARTHS AND HOMES. A WISE REPLY. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
HEARTHS AND HOMES. A- WISE REPLY. I was reading lately an incident re lated in a home journal, which I thought might perhaps be useful to some of my girl-readers. A lady wa;L complaining to a f'iend of her own inability to see the l)right side of life. "I can see nothing but the dark side," she remuarked. V\ery wise and helpful was the reply so pronlptly mlade to the foolish and un grateful assertlon: "Then polish the dlark side!" Yes, dear' girl-re;tders, that is true wisdom; resolve to allhe the dark trial of sorrow or disappointment show its "sil-ver lining." It is always there, you know, though at times "we m:ay 1b ullnable to discern it. Like the stars that are invisible in the day, but so t'xquisitely- app:larent when the night is col(me, so this "silver lining" will appear if you try in earnest to see it, and to, indeed, "polish the rdark side." Whether the difficulty lie in your home-life or your duties in the outside world, never forget the mnagical "polish" that comes by t...
THE LADIES' COLUMN. CUPID. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
THE LADIES' COLUMN. CUPID. "Throw up your hands!" The words rang out Across the darkening byway. I stopped, for there Beside me rode The robber of the highway. He robbed me not Of jew'ls and gold, I could not underst:and him, He bade me not "My watch and chain And diamond ring to hand him. "Pray, who are you, And what is meant By halting thus a man, sir?" He jumped his horse, And turned without Allowing me an answer. But cried :aloud, As he rode off, "Examine well, you stupid!" I did, Behold! :My heart was gone. The highwayman was CurId.
POTATO PLANTING. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
POTATO PLANTING. The following are the opinions of F. Dls Van Ornam, in "Potatoes for Profit." published by W. Atlee Burpee and Co., Phildadelphia: "After thirty-five years' experience inI potato culture, and after having tried al most every conceivable experiment, both wise and otherwise, In seed selection. and planting; having planted all the way from a single eye up to a whole potato; after having planted in hills ana. in drills, and at various distances; after keeping minute records of successes ands failures, I am fully convinced that the average grower plants too much seed. E have almost invariably met with the largest share of success from the ligh test plantings, not only in the weight oil crop, but in the greater yield of market able tubers as composed with the whole crop. Were it possible, without too muchl outlay for labor, I would invariably con' fine planting to a single eye in the hills; but, where large areas are planted, and the planter must be used, a two or three e...
TERRIBLE FATALITY AT ADEN. A SOLDIER KILLED BY A SHARK. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
TERRIBLE FATALITY AT ADEN. A SOLDIER KILLED BY A SHARK. The "Times of India." publishes the fol lowing from an Aden correspondent: A very sad ocurrence took place here on Thursday, 14th July. which in its de tails forms a gruesome story, and has evoked much consternation amongst the inhabitants. Few people who have pas sed through Aden are unacquainted with the fact that the sea around the place abounds with sharks, which at the mon soon season of the year are tempted to come further into the harbor than usual. and appear in greater numbers than at other times. Almost every year witnes ses an occurrence similar to the one I am about to relate, and serves as a for cible reminder of the dangers incurred by any person who is tempted to indulge in the luxury of a swim in the sea here. A gunner named Davies. in one of the companies of the Royal Artillery station ed here, went to bathe on Saturday af ternoon with some fellow-soldiers at a part of the beach known as Sappers' Bay. He had no...
EGGS IS EGGS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
EGGS IS EGGB. One of the grocers receives large quan titles of eggs from his rural customers in exchange for his merchandise. We never knew him to get hold of the small end of a bargain except on one occasion. One day a meek looking farmer came Into his store and asked what he was paying for eggs. "Tenpence a dozen." "What do you pay for nice large Sggs ?" "Tenpence." "Do you mean to say that you pay no more for large eggs than you do for small ones?" asked the farmer wl:h a surprised air. "No, sir." "Do you mean to tell me that you will not pay a penny more for nice large fresh eggs than you do for little eggs?" the farmer questioned. his apparent amaze meant becoming Interesting to the grocer, who was even then gloating over large eggs he would soon have to tempt the palate of his critical city patrons. "No, my friend. I can sell the Fmall eggs for just as much money per dozen as I can get for the large one., so of course I can pay no more for the large ones." "'Vell. I don't see ...
HOSTILITIES SUSPENDED. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
HOSTILITIES SUSPENDED. "Hear you had a terrible row with her, Chumlecy?" "Awful! But I guess it'll all come out right" "Good! How did you manage?" "Well, you know that her hobby is war. She thinks of wiar, talks war, and dreams war. She'd go to war If she could. WVhen there is a crisis imminent or a big battle has been fought, she sits out on front v;erandnah with a pint of pen niles and buys extras as fast as they come out. She studies mllitary tactics :,&lt; though the fate of an army depended on her, and if the li:tle German hand plays martial airs she goes inside to drill. She gi?t.-s herself the commands, too, and you ran hear for a block when she warms to her work." "What has all this to do with your reconciliation?" "Everythlng. She approvees of the army code of ethics just a-; she d.oes of th catechism and the constl:utton of the Unlted States. She told me never to call at her house again, hut last eveTning I went up there with a flag of truce three feet square. She ...
BEES AND THE FRUIT GROWER. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
BEES AND THE FRUIT GROWER. I have a number of times stated that it would pay fruit growers well to have plenty of bees close to their fruit plan tations to fertilise the blossoms at the proper time to ensure a good set of fruit, even if the product of the apiary is not considered. Here is an instance given by Mr Cowan, one of the world's best bee authorities: He says: "it is useless increasing the area under fruit cultivation without at the same time increasing the number of bees kept. As an instance I would men tion Lord Sudeley's fruit plantation in Gloucestershlre. England. About 200 acres of fruit trees were first planted. and for sonie years there was such poor success that it was a question whether the enterprise should not be abandoned. Lord Sudeley was, however, advised to introduce bees, as it was found that not many were kept in that district. Two hundred colonies in charge of a practical bee-keeper were introduced, and the re sult was magical. Thence forward the trees bor...
THE GROWTH OF FLAX IN IRELAND. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
THE GROWTH OF FLAX IN IRE LAND. The Council of the Flax Supply Asso ciation of Ireland have-recently publish ed a statement in which they say they regret to notice the decline of flax culti vation in Ireland during the last few years, principally caused by the unpro fitable prices realised for the crop. They wish to point out to flax-growers that it is hopeless for them to continue growing common flax in competition with the Russian peasant. The cost of produc tion in Russia is so much lower that the grower in Russia can produce profitably at prices on which the Irish grower makes a heavy loss, and the only manner in which the Irish growers can improve their present position is to enter into competition with the more valuable fibre put on the market by the Belgian and Dutch flax-growers. All spinners of best quality yarns,, who pay the highest prices for flax, have been compelled to abandon the Irish markets and purchase their supplies of fine flax in Holland and Belgium. It is larg...
LOCAL MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
LOCAL MAILS. MAILS CLOSE at W\ARRAGUL for the following places, at the under mentioned times: Melbourne and all Sta. 10.15 a.m. & 7 p.m. tions on Line ... I Sale and all Stations) 10.15 p.m. & 7p.. on Line ... ... Buln Buln, Neerim) LIon. Wed. & Sat. South, Rokeby, 11.10a.m.;Tues Neerim ... ...) and Thur., noon. Crooer Tues. & Thurs. 12 Crossover ... ... noon; Saturdays , 11.10 a.m. Mondays, 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. HARVEY and Co., proprietors, every Tuesday morning, at their offices, Victoria street, Warragul, in the colony of Victoria.
ON FEEDING CHICKENS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
ON FEEDING CHICKEIS. Feeding chickens is probably one of the most perplexing points the breeder has to.study. There are as many dif ferent-systems as there are breeders. If chicks are doing well on a certain diet, we may consider that they are correctly fed. Breeders are constantly gaining fresh knowledge, and as each season conimes round the errors of the past year are corrected, and new ideas experi mented with. There is no doubt that chickens hatched tulder different condi tions require different treatment and feeding, and what would be corrqct for a small flock would not answer for a large one. In days gone by, the farmer who rear ed a clutch or two at the kitchen door did not give much thought as to this or that food, being well satisfied with the old style of corn and solid food diets. This was very often a successful plan,but it was doubtful if they knew the reason why. It was simply this, that their chicks had unlimited exercise necessary to work off the heavy corn ration. L...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
Reading, Pa., is in a state of revolt over the new system of transfer of pas sengers that has been introduced on all the street car lines. On every transfer is pasted seven little fares, five mascu line and two feminine. Of the former, one is bearded, the second moustached, tile third side-whiskered, etc.: while the distinction between the pictures of women is merely that of young and old. In the case of a man the conductor gives one glance, punches out the fare that Irost nearly resembles the would-be transferrer, and hands over the ticket. That is easy, but imagine the conduc tor's f.elings when he has to decide on which .ide of the dividing line between youth and age he must place women. Some painiel scenes have resulted from this system, .ad the conductors declare that either it must be abandoned or else the cars m.ust ?er,equipped with conning towers,
HERE AND THERE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
HERE AND THERE: I am glad I was not on the Caul field course when the Cup race was run last Saturday. I am dearly fond of horses and racing, so far as the sport is concerned. An exciting finish sets my blood boiling. I know, too, with Lindsay Gordon that a sport which has no spice of danger in it is not worth a rap. But I don't bargain for a course littered with fallen horses and dead or injured jockeys, because I know that, humanly speaking, such accidents are avoidable. With the present craze for the inside running, the Caulfield Cup course is not adapted for large fields, and the best proof of it is that the winners of the Caulfleld Cup have generally come from the rear. Many of the boys, too, that ride are'too young, and it is a matter of notoriety that in several instances they have been in a state of nervous tremor even before the start. For these rea sons, I, as a humble member of the public, shall watch the coronial inquiry with the utmost interest. The horses line up and th...
NEERIM SOUTH. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
NEERIM SOUTH. It is now a fact that Gippsland is being inhabited by most undesirable visitors of the rabbit species. Recently a nest of young rabbits was found in a paddock at Ncerim South, near the railway station, known as Lyons', and which is being leased by MIrE.Turner. Old ones have also been seen close by. It is to be hoped that the rodents will be 'destroyed before they get a foothold in this part of the colony.
LARDNER. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
LARDNER. A cricket club has been formed at Lardner. . The first match came off on the 8th October, at Mr. Currie's, Yulong, when eighteen young fellows turned up atnd enjoyed themselves immensely?. Matches will be played every Saturday throughout the season. Stoddart and ltanjitsinghi" will have hard work to guard their laurels when our Lardner eleven go home to fight them.
THE SCENT OF MAN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
THE SCENT OF MAN. The scent of man has been the sub ject of a number of experiments by Dr A. BIethe, who gives his results in the new number of the "Archyi der ges ammten Physiologie." Dr Bethe, in one particular, extends the Jager theory even further than its original projector ventured to do, and allirms that every human individual has his or her own peculiar scent. Not only a dog, says he. but a man gifted with an exceptional nasal sensibility, can detect a man by his distinct and individual smell. The doctor made an experiment with a per son thus exceptionally gifted. He brought this wonderful "smeller" with bandaged eyes into a room where more than twenty persons of his acquaint ance had been collected, and the "smel ler" detected and named every one of them correctly, by deliberately putting his nose to each in turn. The "human scent," according to Dr Bethe, is not born with us, but is acquired. Profee sor .Tager's theory, as many will be aware, is that the personal scent of n...