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MUSIC AND SNAKES. Water Reptiles Become Demonstrative at the Sound of an Instrument. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
MUSIC AND SNAKES. Water Reptiles Become Demonstrative at the Found of an Instrument. Noises of every kind have a pecallar attraction for water snaken, and tnai dentally it may be stated that water moccasins of the Dismal swamp region are nearly or quite as deadly in their bite as the land family of moccasins. If a pistol be fired two or three times over a pond, creek or any still body of water, the reptiles will suddenly appear from every quarter, seeming to be evolved out of thin air, so rapid is their com ing, and they swim about for several moments in great agitation. Sometimes their numbers will swell to several hundred, and it is believed by the na tives that on such occasions they are especially dangerous. The same result is attained if any musical instrument be played along shore or in a boat, ex cept that the reptiles are less demon strative, remaining nearly still upon the surface or hanging around upon bushes that overlap the water's edge. The multitude of snakes to be see...
SEA VIEW. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
SEA VIEW. Sheariing has commenced earlier this year than usual in consequence of the dry weather which set in early last week. The stock is looking well and have improved rapidly since the fire. The cricket club has resumed pratice again. The fire made so much work that there was no time for recreation until now. Snakes have been very numerous the last two or three weeks. Orchard-planting is receiving a good deal of attention in this district, the high prices ruling for all kinds of fruit last winter having induced settlers to plant out additional areas.
HOME SECRETS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
HOME SECRETS. Did you ever know that forty per cent. of the children of the whole world have weak kidneys to a greater or less degree ? Mothers know it, and there is a very mistaken policy of "saying nothing about it." Sweet, clean, dry beds should. be, and can be, the restifig place by night for our little ones. Some mothers attribute it to "habit." .It is n.ot a habit at all. Why are those children who have this " habit " thirsty at bed time? Let us tell you. Weak kidneys, becoming somewhat inflamed by the daily activity of the child, demand something cooling.' The result is the same whether they drink or not, viz., wet beds. We wi'rite to our school teachers, asking them to always and quickly permit Fred or Nellie to retire on request, as their kidheys are weak. Let us set you right in this matter. Give such children one oDean's Back ache Kidney Pill twice a day, and surely as you do, their kidneys quickly become strengthened, and sweetrooms and beds and undisturbed studies at sc...
SOME LOCAL CELEBRITIES (BY QUIDNUNC.) [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
SOME LOCAL CELEBRITIES (BY QUID?UNC.) MIr. Small is a Big man. Mr. Goode is not a Bad man. MIr. Round is a: Square man. M.r. ]Bufloon is no Clown. MIr. Hill lives on a Flat. 3Ir. Dimnond is a Jewell. MIr. Pcnney is not a Copper. AMr. Gunn is at bad Shot. MIr. Ireland hails from Scotland. Mr. Beard wears a "Mo." M\r. Friend often faces the Foe. Mr. Brewer manufactures no Beer. IMr. Kettle dislikes Hot Water. Mr. King wears no Crown. MIr. Slater never mounts the Roof. MIr. Ward is not a ward. AMr. Bishop is not even a Priest. m[r. Whyte is a very ]Black man.
WARRAGUL PETTY SESSIONS. (Tuesday, 25th October). [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
WARRAGUL PETTY SES SIONS. (Tuesday, 25th October). At the Warragul Petty Sessions on Tuesday, Edward Guest, of Rokeby, was prosecuted by Constable Jacobs for furious riding, and using obscene language. Defendant, however, failed to appear, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. LICENSING COURT. Nora O'Brien, of the Family Hotel, Drouin, applied for a transfer of the license from herself to her husband Michael O'Brien.-Granted. WARDEN'S COURT. At the Warden's Court on Tuesday, Warden Cresswell entered up judge ment in the case of Pearson v. The Neerim Gold Mining Coy. Proprietary for £20 damages, and £9 16s costs.
FARM NOTES. THE POULTRY YARDS. Purify the Runs and Keep the Birds Healthy—Methods of Purification. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
FARM NOTES. c-- -- - THE POULTRY YARDS. Purify tho Runs and Reep the Birds Hlealthy-3ethods of Purification. Many poultry mean who keep their fowls confined to small yards clean the poultry houses, but never seem to think it necessary to purify the yards. If sickness visits their fowls, it is a mys terious dispensation of Providence, for have they not kept the houses clean? They do not think of the yards, whose soil has become impregnated with the droppings of the fowls, and upon which a green thing is never permitted to grow. Following are methods of puri fication recommended by The American Agriculturist: First-Where it is possible to do to seed the yard down to grass or clover and let it bear a crop one year or raise upon it a crop of vegetables. Of course this necessitates two yards for the fowls, a plan that cannot always be pursued. Or one can, with a movable fence, cut off the fowls from the larger part of the yard and sow that to some quick grow. ing crop, like oats, :nd whe...
Treatment For Scale Insects. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
Treatment For Scale Insects. Fruitgrowers generally ought to be interested in a recent decision by a Cal ifornia court. It refers to a popular method of killing the scale insects which greatly damage orange trees. A tent of oiled or painted canvas is thrown over the tree-preferably in the night. In side the tent a vessel containing 8 ounces of cyanide of potassium, 6 ounces of water and 3 ounces of sulphuric acid is placed, and all openings are closed for 15 minutes. The result is that hydrocy anic acid gas is formed and held inside the tent so that all insects are killed. A patent was claimed for this process, and it was proposed to collect royalties from all who used it. The court declares that the patent is void for want of nov elty and invention, and all who wish may use the process free of cost.
Does Cutting Cane Injure It For Seed? [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
Does Cutting Cane Injuro It For Seed? This question has been investigated at the sugar experiment station, where planting has always been done in the fall. It has been 'aggcsted that plant ing in the spring would not yield con cordant results with those obtained. Suffice to say that cutting cane when planted in the fall has given reduced yields there, but the results are apparent only in the plant cane, since the subse quent stubble rarely shows any injury therefrom, The gain in plant cane, how ever, just1ifa the suggestion that the knife should be used only. to give a hor izontal position to the canes in the row
REVIEWS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
Pvxcu.-The annual and always brilliant Cup number of "Punch" contains an eight-page supplement devoted to racing and racing celebri ties, which includes a splendid double page colored picture of ]Bobadil. There is also an excellent cartoon entitled '-The Race on the Nile." depicting the Sirdar, dismounted at the winning post, and the Frenchman galloping to overtake him on the banks of the Nile, while John Bull, as the judge, informs Monsieur that he is not in the running. The Cup cartoons are also very clever and amusing, and excellent portraits are given of the leading cyclists who com peted in the Warrnambool to Mel bourne race.
Agricultural News and Notes. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
Agricultural SewS and Notes. In tallow melting establishments a large amount of refuse, so called "tank water," is thrown away. It contains'i valuable element, gelatin. A patent has lately been granted for a mcthod of utilizing the above waste product. The American Society of Irrigation Engineers will meet in annual session in this city during the national irriga tion congress in September and will dis cuss international irrigation laws. The retirement of Dr. C. V. Riley from the position of entomolqgist for the department of agriculture took place June 1. Mr. L.- O. Howard of New York succeeds him. A bill is before the United States sen ate providing for the esthblishment of an experiment stationi at which electrio ity is to be tested as a -motive power and in all the branches of cultivation of the soil in which horsepower is used. Congress has appropriated $100,000 to investigate tuberculosis and methods of "stamping it out." It is proposed to begin work in the city of Washing ton...
GREAT SOUTHERN LINE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
GREAT SOUTHERN LINE. Port Albert ... - 12.80 Foster ... .. - 2.30 a.! - 4.2;5, Leongath . 6.40 4.40 Ruby ... ... 6.50 4.55 ardella ... ... 7.0 5.10 Kornuburra . 7.5 5.25 Whitelaw ... 7.33 5.48 ]Bena ... . 7.38 5.53 Jeetho ... ... 7.48 6.5 Loch ... .. 7.56 6.20 Nyora ... .. 8.10 6.30 Lang Lang ... 8.28 6.55 Caldermneade 8.38 7.8 Mononmeith ... 8.483 7.1 Koo-wee-rup 8.53 7.3 Koo-wee-rup W ... c c Tooradin ... ... 9.12 7.49 Clyde ... ... 8.29 7.58 Cranbourne ... 9.40 8.10 Lyndhurst ... 9.57 8.25 Dandenong 10.15 8.42 Da d. 10.25 8.57 Melbourne ... 11.22 9.50 DOWN a.m. p,m. Melbourne ...I 6.30 5.0 Dandenon a.! 7.27 5.50 Dndenong d. 7.42 .20 Lyndhurst ... 8.4 .5 Cranbourne ... 8.1 6.45 Clyde ... ... 8.25 7.0 Tooradin ... . 8. 7.10 Koo-wee-rup W. .... c c Koo-wcee-rup ..". 8.53 7.33 Lang Lang ... 9.15 7.54 Nyora ... . 9.50 8.24 Loch ... ...f 10.0 8.31 Jeetho .. ... 10.10 8.87 ena ... ... 10.25 8.45 Whitelaw ...! 10.30 8.49 Koruiburra a. 10.50 9.4 j a.! 11.10 9.10 Kardella ... ... 11.18 9.2...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
ENLARGEMENT OF THE WEEKLY TIMES BY EIGHT PAGES. 48 PAGES NOW. The remarkable success that hais at tended ".THE WEEKLY TIMB!S" within recent years, and the well-known fact that it now commands THE LARG EST CIRCULATION of any Victorian weekly newspaper, have led to such a great increase in the demanmds for addi tional space that for some time past the enlargement of the paper has appeared desirable. Temporary enlargements have, indeed, been made from time to time, and have paved the way for the PERMANENT ENLARGEMENT that the splendid support accorded the paper by both the reading public and adver tisers fully justilies. It is with pleasure that the conduc tors of "THE WEEKLY TIMES" an nounce that on and after the issue of the 17th September, the paper will be ENLARGED PERI'MANENTLY BE EIGHT PAGES-that is to nay, from 40 to 4S Pages. Readers of "THE WEEKLY TIMES'" have, of course, recently had before them two Special Issues, containing more than 4S pages each. On 3rd Sep tember, the Ro...
A BIT OF HUMBUG. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
A BIT OF HUMBUG. Before my marriage, whenever I got into hot water with stepmother at home---which, by the way, was not sel dom-father used to pack me up to Lon don to stay witlhmyownmother'sfriend, Christina Dalton, in her tiny flat at Chelsea. There was only a comfortable amount of room in the flat for Christie and her servant; but they always found a place for Inc. I slept in a nice dressing room, opening out of Christie's bedroom. There was no door of communication between, only prettily looped muslin curtains; but as I went to bed early, and Christie invariably worked till 2 or :I in the morning, I was seldom disturbed by hearing her chat herself to sleepl. as is her ecctentric custom. This habit of hers comes from living so nluch alone, I suppose, for Christie is by nature a genial, companionable little creature, who, from necessity rather i han choice, learns to depend more and mlore, as the time goes on, upon Christina Dalton as friend and confidante. A woman wasted-that is ...
OVERRICH CLERGYMEN [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
OVERRICH CLERGYMEN "The parsons who are too rich" says "Martin West," in the "Church Gazette," "are to be found chiefly in country places, though I have known a few in London. They seldom rise above the rank of in cumbent, though I have known one or two who were prebendaries, and have heard of one who was a residentiary canon. One very rich parson accepted an important and neglected town living. He worked like a day-laborer and his wife like a seamstress. He paid his senior curate more than the income of the vicarage', and engaged three or four others at liberal salaries. Whatever happened, out came the vicar's cheque book. Houses and rooms round the church rose to a premium; scamps, hum bugs, and idlers made great efforts to get a footing in the parish, and few went empty away. The vicar's means were large, and he spent them royally, with the result that he soon had a well worked and entirely demoralised parish. W?hen lie resigned, after an incumbency which lasted about twenty year...
BAD HANDS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
BAD HANDS. There Is a very interesting article in a recent number of the "Scotsman," writ ten by an old compositor-"Samuel.Kin near"-on the "Bad Hands" in "Black wood." It is over fifty years since he joined the Blackwood firm. and he tells that the first article he helped to set up was one written by Professor Aytoun : "Aytoun had a small, cosy hand, the paper on which he wrote being always light-blue foolscap folio. He was very gentlemanly in his tastes for stationery, his lines shooting across the page as straight as an arrow, and properly punc tuated." The Professor's manuscript was a Spleasure to compose ,but IBulwer Lyt ton's was the very opposite: "His was one of the very bad hands of "Black wood;" and when his pothooks showed themselves in the printing office, the compositors had good reason for dis playing very rueful countenances, for they knew that they were about to lose time, temper, and money in deciphering his miserable scrawlings, and very like ly get a rousing heada...
MACHINERY. HOW IT IS PROGRESSING. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
MACHINERY. HOW IT IS PROGRESSING. The brilliant success attending the in troduction of machinery into the cotton trade, and the transformation of this from a handicraft to a mechanical in dustry - the first of such thorough changes that had occurred-drew the wondering attention of the whole coun try upon it. Its success suggested the extended application of the principle. Very soon, the jenny, the water frame, the mule, and their subordinate ma chlines were modified and adapted to the woollen and worsted trades with almost equal success. Towards the close of the first quarter of the present century they were applied in the linen trade, Mar shall's, of Leeds, leading the way. It took a longer time to make mechani cal weaving a distinguished success, but both invention and adaptation fol lowed upon the same lines. Every fresh adaptation suggested fur ther applications. If a steam engine would turn a wheel in a mill. why should it not turn a wheel in a boat formed out of a combination ...
POSTING LETTERS IN NATAL. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
POSTING LETTERS IN NATAL. Official reports are generally not the lightest of light literature, but the an nual statement of the Natal Postmaster General for 180)7 contains a little anec dote illustrating the danger of giving ambiguous or insufficient instructions to natives about to post your letter. Here is what the Postmaster-General says: A native was observed to be plac.ing something like a letter in a drain in front of one of the irincipal post-offices in the country, and was accosted. THe stated he had been told by his master to place a lktter which he held in the "hole" in front of the post-oflicce, and thmt he wa"' doing this. While the convers.ation ,was proceeding, a third per.ton came up and stated th:tr he had seen a native place several letters in the drain a few days previously. IHe :maide ltn :ttempt to ftop him, but was too late. Ir r-it- of ,Johannesburg, the unku to"ste savage is evidently not yet a thina of the Ipast in South ?fr-ca.- "Westra:nster." The U.S. Coos...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
Public Notices. AT LAST! UBOOT PALACE F)R WARRAGUL. Notice of Removal , A. HANCOCK BEGS to notify the public that he has REMOVED his BOOT PALACE to more CENTRAL PREMISES, op posite the Station. A. H. has been in business here for t nearly seven years, and knows exactly the class of Boots to suit the district. The business has gradually grown larger, which goes to PROVE that the customers t are satisfied. You can get Boots and Shoes at all prices, cheap and good. REPAIRS DONE on .the PREMISES. BooTrs & SHOES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION MIADE.TO ORDERn. Ijuncheon Room~ns, VICTORIA ST,, WARRAGUL. MRS. TOYE, Proprietress. LuNCIFEON PROVIDED DAILY, And Other Meals at the Shortest Notice. C iUSTOMERS Attended to Personally, l; and every effort made to ensure their comfort and satisfaction. I'ROMPTITUDE, CIVILITY, uD AATTENTION. AT M?irs. TOYE'S LUNCHEON ROOMS, VICTORIA ST., WVARRAGUL. WARRAGUL PHARMACY, QUEEN STREET, EIstablishcd in li76. W. S. ILIFFE, PxoprFiet~or. Chemicals and Drugs o...
END OF THE WORLD. HOW IT WILL COME. THE FINAL STAGE. POOR MOTHER EARTH. A SHOWER OF METEORITES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
END OF THE WORLD. HOW IT WILL COME. THE FINAL STAGE. POOR MOTHER EARTH. A SHOWER OF _METEORITES. Has science made enough progress to enable us to get an idea of what destiny is reserved for the earth and its inhabi tants? We know that astronomers have already answered this question in a ge neral way. Geologists also, who have traced in broad lines the history of our planet since life appeared on its surface, hundreds of millions of years ago, have expressed their opinion. There are, in fact, scientific data sufficiently accurate for us to reason upon, and from which to draw inferences that should not be tax ed with hardihood or temerity. I wish to describe briefly here the way in which sclentists expect the end of the world to take place-I say the end, because we know the changes that it has undergone, if not since it was in the nebulous state at least since it became a planet. At this period the astronomer leaves the history of our globl- and the geologist be gins to study it. Acco...
NEWS FROM ALL SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 1 November 1898
NEWS FROM ALL SOURCES. In one month nearly 40 Austrian sol diers committed suicide. On the Canadian Pacific Railway there are carriages over 77 feet long. The wooden bicycle used by Blondin in his famous ride across the Niagara Falls on a rope, is still in existence, and was sold in Paris not long ago for half a-crown. Although it is only seventy years since the first railway in the world was finish ed, 4.000,000 miles have been construct ed. the British Empire accounting for about one-sixth. Pessimism, says a sage, is but a mat ter of temperament. One pessimist, for instance, was saddest on pay day. be cause he realised that there would be nothing more coming to him for a week. Light is diminished by the intercep tion of glass, as follows : - British polished grate, VI in. thick, 13 per cent; rough cast plate. 1, in. thick, 30 per cent: rough, rolled, /l in. thick, 53 per cent; sheet glass, 32oz, 22 per cent. A railway land car, the wheels, body and walking beam of which are of an ...