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A BRAW COUNTRY. Boy's Alleged Essay on Scotland. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
A BRAW COUNTRY. ----.,---- Boy's Alleged Essay on Scotland. The following, stated to be by a .: Bunbury schoolboy, is reprinted -from" the "Southern Times," Bunbury, West Australia:- "Scotland is a braw wee lahd on the north of England. It has water, nearly all round it, and whisky over - a large part of it. "The population is about four and;: a-half millions, including Mr. Andrew Carnegie. It has a peculiar- language;:, of its own, and if 'one can pironounce: it coherently it is an infallible test .. of sobriety. It possesses consider able mineral weasn,- but very little of-: it finds its way out of the country. "Gold has at times been discovered in certain districts, as well as in the pockets of certain natives, but in -both cases it has been found difficult to' work. The best-known exports of. Scotland are i-arry Lauder and Scotch whisky, though sufficient of the latter is retained in the country to satisfy? the needs of home consumption.-,. ; "The national dress of Scotland is t...
LITTLE BRAIN WAVES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
LITTLE BRAIN WAVES. To err is masculine; to forgive- fe ,minine. Marriage is never a failure--but: the contracting parties frequenitly are. All men are borne free and equal, but most of them spoil it by getting married. If it is anything he has paid to hear the average man ,believes it is true. A woman never has.much use for a mnan who she can't teach to be. jeal "Widow's weeds" rarely inter fere with the growth of a future crop of orange blossoms. If a man can't persuade some wo man to lead him into temptation he gets in of his own accord. It's surprising how many . friends you have when you- don't need them. - There is no crime: on earth a woman wont' forgive a man if he tells her that her 'beauty drove him .to it. Sometimes our paths are strewn ' with red rose. leaves,. sometimes with blue summonses. Women want everything that man ias, except moustaches and bald heads. Every dimple in a pretty girl's face registers a dent in a man's heart. Diplomacy is, in the main, the art of ba...
THE BEET INDUSTRY AND IRRIGATION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
THE BEET INDUSTRY AND IRRIGATION. -49--- Mr. M' Lachlan, M.L.A., waited on Mlessrs Cattanach and Dothridge, Water Commissioners, on \Vednosday, and asked what steps were being taken to carry out the proposed irriga tion schelne in the M~uYtra district. The .Commissioners said that inuno diately after Easter Mr. Checchi, a first class engineer, would visit Maffra, and ascertain what storage -possibilities there were. A sum of £5000 had been provided for irrigation work, and tt would not be limited to the Avont and Latrobe rivers. In their opinion irriga tion would be more costly in Gipps land than in the northern parts, for the areas were more contracted. 'Mr. M' Lachlan intended to see the Premier, but Mr. Watt was away at a conference, while Messrs. Lawson (Minister of Lands) and Hutchin son (Minister of Agriculture) were out of Melbourne. In an interview with a prominent officer later, that gentleman said that without irrigation probably the same result would be demonstrated again...
THE ORBOST RAILWAY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
THE ORBOST RAILWAY. ----4--- - ilr. James C'amlteron, I.L.A., has r"e ceived from the Minister of Railways a communication in regard to the pro posed erection of a dual purpose bridge over the Snowy River, which must be regarded as \cvry satisfactory, in dicating us it does tile probability of the bridge being constructed and the railway being carried beyond Orbost as early as practicable. The letter is frfotn Mir. Donald Mackinnonl as follows: With reference to the proposed extension across the Snowy River in to Orbost towtnship, about which a de putation, introduced by yourself, saw miie on the 24th January, i have gone very fully into tile matter of their request, and it seems to ie1 that the proper solution of the situationl is that the various lparties interested, viz., the Railway Department. the Public Works Departmellnt, the 'Countltry Roads Board und d the local municipali ties, shotuld shtare the e0xplense of the new bridge for road alnd railw\ay pur poses il lroportions t...
WHEN WOMEN "POP THE QUESTION." How the Fair Sex Helps Backward Wooers. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
WHEN WOMEN "POP THE -QUESTION." How the Fair Sex Helps Backward Wooers. Mere' man is often a peculiarly "blate" mortal when it comes to such a crucial test of courage as "popping the question." So much, indeed, is this the case that numbers of the fair sex have had to propose to back ward suitors, and they didn't wait for Leap Year either. Few of them popped the question in so many words for that would have been unmaidenly, fbut they managed subtly and surely to lead the bashful swain into the toils almost before he as aware of it. Thus one diffident wooer who hesi tated to ask the fateful query was assisted. "Frank," said his loved one, "auntie says if she likes my lover she will give us a house." There was a short pause, and then she went on, slyly, "I think my aunt likes you, Frank." Then, happily, Frank saw the drift of the remark, and, seizing the opportunity, won a wife and a house. Similarly situated was another dam sel who, having been assiduously wooed for some years by one...
WASTE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
WASTE. By Wm. North. A great manufacturer of table mus tard once said that he would not mind making the public a present of all the mustard they could eat so long as he was paid double for all they wasted. Sellers of garden seeds say much the same, and one could go on multiplying examples of the same sort of thing. Too good an example might be found in many a bird room, while the owner of a solitary cage bird is almost invariably wasteful. Some waste is inevitable, so far , s the birds are concerned, though ac toual and total waste may be saved by Living all the sweepings from the cage or aviary to the poultry, assum ing any are kept. Apart from that, however, a great deal may be done to keep down the seed bill, and the surprising thing is that so few fan ciers give the matter a thought. Seed mixtures are the most fruit ful cause of waste and, save in a large aviary, their use is not to be re commended. Every bird has its likes and dislikes, and given a dish of seed, it will flng ev...
MELBOURNE STOCK MARKETS. FAT SHEEP [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
MELBOURNE STOCK MARKETS. FAT SHIEEP 15,600 yarded. Prime crossbred we thers, 21/3 to 24;; extra do. do., 24/6 to 27/11; good do. do., 1S,6 to 20/6; se cond do. do., 15/6 to s15/; inferior, to 14/4; prime crossbred ewes, 16/9 to "0/3; extra do. do., 21, to 25/6; good do. do., 16, 3 to "U. 3; second do. do., 13/6 to 16,'; inferior, front 10/3. Primt merin. \voethers, 1,; to o 3/ ', few to -7/; good do. do., 16, to 17/6; merino ewes, 7,9 to 21 ; low-conditioned e wes, front 5/. FAT LAMBS. 9.300 were penned. Quotations: Prime, 14;6 to 16/; extra, 16/6 to 18/; few to 10/6; good, I"/, 6 to 14,'; se cond, 11; to 12/; inferior, from 9/. FAT LATTLE. 3,?,0 yarded. Quotations:---Prinlm pens ou bullocks, £12 10. ' to £14/7/6; extra do. do., £14/12; 6 to £15/15/, with odd beasts to £17; good pens of bul locks, £10,'17.6 to £1L117/6; do., mne diumn-\weights, £/17/ to £10/10/; do., light and hnd dy weights, £i to. to £9 7/'6; second and inferior, front £7; prime pens of cows, £5/7/6 to £11; odd be...
WHEN IS A COW OLD? [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
WHEN IS A COW OLD? Provided that a cow has been an exceptional milker in her prime, she may be worth keeping long after her best days on the chance that she may breed heifers like herself. Although there is no guarantee that a good cow will yield good milk ing heifers, it is certain that a bad cow will not, so the good ones should be kept as long as possible. The ulti mate loss of an old animal is nothing to the possible milk gain from a strain of good heifer calves. In an ordinary way a cow should be sold at her ninth or tenth year. She is then passing her top yield in milk, and is still worth a payable price for beef if in good condition; but there are many exceptions to this rule, and ill health may knock off an animal at any age. There is no reason to be lieve that the calves produced late in life will be inferior, and there is no conclusive evidence that the milk of an old cow is any poorer than that of a younger one; while if a young bull is used the balance will be kept. The ...
BEET SUGAR MEETING AT MAFFRA. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
BEET SUGAR MEETING AT MAFFRA. A public nmeeting was held at J1i?ara on 'Tuesday e\veling to consider thu pre sen?t position ot tne beet Industry. i.r. S\. L. Daniel occupied the chair, and ~u. J, \t . .\l'Lacllliai, A.L.A., was present. -ie expressed surprise at tile uLterinllinatiol nle to Lb the Mlinhis tr' to close the factory, and coulnsel tled lose present to illaKu every et i0 t to prevent that being none, be lleeing tilat, with irrigation, tile in - uustr.' could be made a success. hile tollowing mnotlions were agreed to: T'hat this meeting expresses its accordance with tile views expressed by the commuIittee of the Maltra Beet totiu\ era Syndicate ill their letter to tile .11lister of Agriculture. "'That co-operation is required of all persons interested in the beet in nustry, and in the promotion of a comnlprehenslive irrigation scheme. . that it is necessary tlat an .ex tensive compaign be opened at tillan early stage, with the object 0l caIl \assing the district, anu ende...
TAPPING THE AVON. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
TAPPING THIE AVON. While one comprehensive scheme of irrigation for North Gippsland does not appear to be practicable, the con figuration of the country lends itself to a number of small schemnes. No proposition has more apparent advan tages at small cost than a proposal that has been suggested, to store the head weirs of the Avon River. While it is not nearly so long a river as the Mlacalister, it has a large watershed, and after heavy rains carries a tre menldous body of water. Rising on the eastern side of Mt. Wellington, it is not favoured to any extent by the melting of the snow in spring time, like the alacalister, that derives the bonetit through its tributaries of near ly all the supply on the western slopes. As the Avon leaves the mountainous country, it travels for some distance through a narrow gorge, and the rocky cliffs on either side for a mile or two above Wombat suggest the formation of the walls of a weir. At several places it would seem that a sulticient quantity o...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
Thre will Lt-r , i' tI of " The Mer .,,r, . ,.,+.. - ,... ....... .,..:. ..... . .* tih e the .ces t rat I I-- I 11 t t 'I t'iac :I the L-onglord .lellaniles tiiil t1i E s;terr .Monlay night. A land board was condlucted by 11r. . A. A. ' 'j;..jo , ltaii-otlicer, at tien .Csr?-hu. 2, Matntr, on \\ ednesday, ht:a th- lollow ing castes were dealt itlh;--aris.h ol towworrung, allot. I ;6 l o section c, :0 acres, recommended 19 Ernt-t Garrvt it: three a pplicants. ticial caies, to ishow cause agailst Trleiurc.--A. \\'1. .lnn:cs, o3 acres, Palih f't \\ oulenook, recommended i tat no action be taken. J. J. William- ' ?ZI, 1 .'" acres, Parish of Licula North, a lioaed six montihs to pay arrears of i atit owing. --., ,...ngil -cnool, Bairnsdale; Ida Hardwidge, Agricultural High hooL Sale; T. L. Hencbery, Agricul tural High school, Sal; P. J. Fran Us, Agricultural High School, Sale; ean Cote, Agricul'tural High School, ale; Dorothy R. IHarri, Convent, h le J. Hopkins, Agricultural uaih School...
WATER FOR GIPPSLAND. INCREASING PRODUCTION. NEED FOR IRRIGATION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
WATER 'FOR GIPPSLAND. INtCREASINtG PRODUCTION. NEED FOR IRRIGATI()N. (By Special Reporter of " The 'Argus. ') IUnder the last Loan Application Act a sunm of £5,000 was made available to enable the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission to Investigate the possibility of an irrigation scheme for North Gippsland, and it requires only a cursory Inspection of the conditions of cultivation there to convince one that this expenditure should be amply justified. Regret must be expressed that inquiry in this direction was not undertaken many years ago. It woutld have to be admitted, after a careful comparison, that much better results would have been attained on the fer tile areas of Upper Maffra and Bois dale, ulnder a proper system of water conservation and distribution, than have been achieved at a considerably higher cost in the northern parts of the State. Undoubtedly the very rich ness of the alluvial flats of North Gippsland has prevented the possibill ties of irrigation in relation ...
LIGHT FROM THE AIR. EXPERIMENTS IN SPAIN. London, April 6. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
LIGHT FROM THE AIR. EXPIERIMENTS IN SPAIN. (Per Reuter.) London, April 6. Interesting experiments have been carried out In Spain- in connection with the extraction of- electricity from the atmosphere. The Madrid correspondent of the ".Daily: Telegraph'" states that Senor Yglesiais Blanco gave - a ..demonstra tion, ih the presence of King Alfonso, in the village of Pozuelo. There were long antennae mounted in. pairs from a high tower. The ex ?periments showed that the electricity was received at a pressure of 6,000 volts, which was transformed down to 150 volts. To prove the success of the system, Senor Blanco..had. 15 lamps in a house in the vicinity connected with the wires: These were lighted, and were maintained, at a full press~ure, during a prolonged test, "~ ~ . .. ..
MELBOURNE PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
MELBOURNE PRODUCE MARKET. The Gippsland and Northern Co operative Selling Co. Ltd. report: \\'heat.-F.a.q. 3/9},; to 3/10, medium qualities according to sample. Oats. Milling 1/11, feed 1/9i. to 1/10 for best, 1/71, to 1/S for medium. Bar ley.-Choice English scarce at 3/6, good 3/2 to 3/4/ no enquiry for me dium; Cape 1/11 to 2/3, according to quality. Maize.-This has been much easier during the past week, and 3/10 is now top. Potatoes.-Prime Car mans and Brownells are selling at £4 5/ to £4/10/, medium and inferior lower. Onions.-Choice samples are. in good demand at £6 to £6/5/, but me diunm and inferior lines are very dif tlcult to clear. Chaff.-This market is much easier, and buyers are only op erating very lightly. Choice oaten is worth £3/2/6, good £2/15/ to £3, me dium lower. Barrow Bros. report:-Cheese.-- Choice mellow matured realised Sd per lb., semi-matured 7d, prime new sea son's 61d to 7d, prime loaf sizes in good demand from 7d to 7%!.d, medium and inferior qualities l...
LATEST INTELLIGENCE. Melbourne, Thursday. THE GOLD YIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
LATEST INTELLIGENCE. ---+--- (By Wire.) (Froni Our Own Correspondent) Mtlc1bourne, Thursday. THE GOLD YIELL). Thc guld yield fur March was uzs. line, valued at £147,049, be ýeg u decreas,* of 2594 ozs. tne., Fur llhe three nu?nths the v'iold wau 101.941 uzs. line, valued at 143~3,01S, being a decrease of tle ozs. tine.
GIPPSLAND HOSPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
GIPPSLAND HOSPITAL. The monthly meeting of the hospital committee of management was held on Tuesday evening. Present-Messrs Cartledge (President), O'Connor, Cul liiann, Benussi, Reece, Nicolson, Fut cher, Napper, M'Lean and Overend. Apology from Mr. Bolitho. Correspondence. Front Messrs. Melocco Bros., Syd ney, with reference to terrazzo, a new material for covering the floors of op erating theatres, stating that the material was not in an experimental stage, it having been used for centu ries in Italy, and that to-day it was unquestionably the most popular pav ing for work of the description men tioned, and that It was being used ex tensively in England, the Continent and America, and during their resl dence in the Commonwealth they had installed it in many of the hospitals in the States, and only recently finished thu operating theatres at the new lMelbourne iospital. The cost would be 25/ a square yard. It would be necessary to have a concrete floor. This would be in addition to ...