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OBITUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
OBITUA RY. --e - The death occurred on Tuesday night, at his residence, Rosebrook, of Mr Thomas Goodwin, a very old and highly-respected resident of the district. Deceased was 81 years of age, and cause of death was senile decay. He leaves a grown up family of sons and daughters. The funeral takes place this after noon. -The somewhat sudden death of Mrs D. Sproal, of Regent-street, Port Pairy, occurred last evening, and the very sad event has oc casioned much sympathy for the bereaved husband and young famiily. The deceased lady was 36 years of age, and a daughter of .Mr and ;Ms Win. Chamberlain, of Gipps-street. Three medical men had the case in hand. It was one that was prac tically hopless, and on Tuesday an operation was performed, which revealed absolute intestinal obstru ction. The patient never rallied, and died as before stated. Miss Iila Kirby, aged 22, died at Mt. Koroite, Coleraine, on Satur day last. She had only been ill a few days. Mr Corrick, father of the well known ...
MORE INTEREST IN GOOD COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
MORE INTEREST IN GOOD COWS. The experience already gained in places where associations have been crganised shows that with the weed ing out of the unprofitable cows comes an interest in better cows and in the greater care of the cows. There is a tendency to make greater discrimination in price between good and poor animals. The introduction of better cows per medium of the testing procers creates a desire for more of them. Thus a larger number of cows ith high yielding capacity reduices the cost of collecting milk and cream in a given territory. The increased interest in laivyi:!g stimulates an interest in pure-bred stock. Instances are given ;vwhere dur ing the first year's existence of a dairy-testing association only one rman owned a pure-bred dairy bull; twenty two such bulls were found among the herds the following year. While no pure-bred coys at all we'e owned the first year, twenty-one were bought during the second year. This it terest steadily increased, and during the thir...
DAIRYING. COWS AND FERTILITY. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
DAIRYING. COWS AND FERTILITY. On all pastures where cows and; young stock have been grazed for many years without special means being taken to restore the loss of. phosphates; on all pastures abound ing in coarse grass and weeds on damp, rushy grounds, and on clay land pastures, an application of 5' cwt. per acre will he found to p.-o-: duce satisfactory result during the first and subsequent seasons. Th;y remarkable appearance of clover which follows closely upon such an application is only to be accounted. for by the stimulus which phosphatic and calcic manures give to this class of plants. White clover throws out suckers and is of a creepir. naturE, from which it derives ito botanical name of repens. That the plant ev isted in a weak and spart;e condition previously cannot be douhtei, but a d! esing of phosphate of lime causes an unwonted development and yigor ous growth of bok wx h'tn clover and other leguminous plants.
SELECTING THE MILK COW. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
SELECTING THE MILK COW. Nearly every good milk cow .pos sesses certain points of conformation which indi ate her milking qualities. The first important point is that she shall show a lean or bony form, with a sharp prominent backbone, ribs wide apart, sharp withers and incurv ing thighs. This indicates "dairy temperament," or, in other words, that she will turn her feed into milk instead of beef. Next she will have a long, deep bar rel, well sprung ribs, broad muzzle, and a strong jaw, these points indica` ing capacity-- for consuming larger amounts of feed. Third, she will show a hardy con stitution. which .is indicated by a large heart girth, a deep chest, large open nostrils, and. a large wind pipe and lung capacity. Fourth, a good dairy cow should have an udder of good size running well forward and hung up well be hind. The region of the pelvis or the hips is wide, ap- is also the space be tween the thighs as viewed from be hind, giving ample room for a large udder. A- large udd...
CARE OF YOUNG TREES. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
CARE'OF, YOUNG TREES. The care of the young trees at this season of the.year is one of the mcst important of or'chard operations. Many trees have been planted out dur uing the past season. Whatever care and attention are given to the young trees will be amply .repaid to the. grower in after years, owing'to the vigor,, sturdiness, and other qualities thus imparted to them. It i .a mis take to plant a young orchard, and, after cutting-back the trees, to leave them practically to their own devices, other than following the usual meth ods of soil cultivation. The trees, after the early summer cultivation and cleaning of the soil, should be mulched with straw, grass. or leafage of some description. rThis mulching should not be crowded round the stem, .its object being main ly to .create moist and cool soil con ditions, and to encourage a free root system.. The mulch material should be. occasionally stirred, and no weed or grass growth should be permitted to accumulate amongst it. Where m...
An Interrogation Point. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
An Interrogation Point. A new flagman, the first week of his job, was much exercised on account of the delay of the "Green Bullet" (the -mile-a-minute flyer). Finally, forty minutes late, the "Green Bullet" came tearing along at. eighty miles an hour. The flagman rushed out with a red flag. The "Green Bullet" stopped with a grinding of brakes and a tearing up of ties and road 'bed. The engine driver leapt down excitedly, and the new flagman said: "Yer late. What kept ye?"
CIRCULAR SAWS OF PAPER. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
CIRCULAR SAWS OF PAPER. Paper is at present used for all pos sible purposts in the industries and in all possible forms. It has'even been possible by means of compression to give it a degree of hardness compar able with stone, so that it can be used as building material, The latest use for paper, however, is perhaps the most peculiar. A factory is said to exist in England which is manufactur ing circular saws from paper. These paper -saws are used for the manufac turing of fine furniture, veneer and other thin plates of wood, which must be treated especially carefully. Some time ago circular saws made from drawing paper were shown) in an English exposition. The saws were driven by an electric motor and produced fine boards, which could not have been made better even. by the finest steel saw. The veneers made in this way are so smooth that the cabinet makers can use them without further planing.
THE FOLLY OF FRETTING. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
THE FOLLY OF FRETTING. Don't worry yourself. It won't do any good, and you'll make yourself a nuisance to all your friends. Worry wears more than work, and you begin to look miserable and can't eac more than one plateful at dinner, and you have pains in your head and can't sleep. Suppose you try and find the bright side, or try to make or do any thing but stare and talk about the blackness. Nobody ever did any good yet by what country folks call "stuff ing aid stewing," which means keep ing one's mind in worriment and agi tation, and wondering wvhether this thing will come right or that thing fail. Go straight ahead in the even tenor of your way, and probably you Sill get along better than any amount of fretting would allowv you. 'lake things quietly. Don't be too much up set or agifated about anything. Do you know that five minutes of high exc;itement takes as much out of a person as five hours' hard wotrk, and ten minutes' deep grief will often make one downright ill. Strive to ke...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
STATE SAVINGS BANK OF VICTORIA grants LOANS ON EASY TERMS. up to three fifths of valuation. ON BROAD ACRES .... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . £2000 to £25000 ON TOWN PROPERTIES .. .. .. .... .. .... £500 to £25000 for a term of 3 or 5 years with option of paying off a portion on any pay day. Interest 5 per cent. CREDIT FONCIER LOANS up to two thirds of valuation. ON FARMS .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. .. ..... .. £50 to £2000. Repayable by Instalments spread over 30 years, with - interest at 5 per cent. Security may be either Freehold, Sor Crown Leasehold that could be made Freehold at any Stime on payment of the balance of Crown Rents. Loans may be granted for the purpose of purchasing the S land taken as security, or paying off existing liabilities thereon, paying -Crown. Rents, improving, developing, or carrying on the farm, purchasing stock, machinery, etc. ON COTTAGES, yILLAS and SHOPS ... . £50 to £1000. Repayable by Instalments spread over 19% ars, with £1000. Interest at 5 per cent. =:No ...
LEILA AND HER LOVER Published by Arrangement with Ward, ck and Co. Ltd., Lond. and Melb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER VII. Two Women. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
LEILA AND: ER LOVER By MAX PEMBERTON. Pqblishedby Arrangement with Ward, I ck and Co. Ltd., Lond. and Melb. t All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER VII. Two Women. - c Leila awoke at Desdy's touch in a spacious bedroom with wide embat tied windows looking out upon the Firth of Forth. "Lally," he cried, "why do you not t get up-the clock had struck a lot of times. Aren't you going to get up to-day, Lally?" She stirred from a heavy sleep and sat up to look about her. The win dows were curtained, and out faint rays of the undimmed sunshine fell upon the gloomy tapestries of the high walls or the ancient gloomy tap estries of the high walls or the an cient hangings of the four-poster bed in which they had slept. Desdy was quite wide-awake and impatient of the night. She listened, and heard no I other sound but that of the waves beating upon the distant shore. t "Oh, Desdy," she exclaimed, "how you frightened me!" And then, "Have you been awake long? Did any one call us?" He said that he had only...
Proved by the Proprietor. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
Proved by the Proprietor. Stranger (in a strange restaurant): Look here, waiter, I can't eat this stuff. Take it back and bring me something decent. 'Taiter: Sorry, but that's the best. we can do. Stranger: It is, eh? Ill show you. Where's the proprietor? Waiter: Gone out to lunch. "The doctor says I must stop smoking. One lung is nearly gone." "Oh, dear, John. Can't you hold-out until we get enough coupons for that dining-room rug?" "Caseell's Magazine of Fiction" and general literature for March is an ex cellent-number. The names of the au thors will ensure it a hearty welcome, for this month H. G. Wells contributes and article, and Olive Wadsley, Wal ter Wood, Captain Shaw, Andrew Soutar, and a host of other writers send stories. Humor, illustrations, -feminine pages, and a long complete novel add further attractions.
Not One For Happiness. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
Not One For Happiness. Father Why don't you work, my son? If you -.only knew how much bappiness work brings, you would he gin at once. Son: Father, I am trying to lead a life of self-denial, in which happiness cuts no figure. Do not tempt me. The April number of "The Story teller" Magazine is just in. The read er of this fine monthly gets splendid reading. The authors' names are a guarantee of great excellence. Jus tus Miles Forman, Mrs. Baillie Rey nolds, Warwick Deeping, I. A. R. Wy lie, Captain Shaw, J. O. Curwood write in this number. These authors could not write poorly if they tried, and it seems as though they are at their best in this number. Besides the above writers H. de Vere Stac poole, author of "The -Blue Lagoon," writes a long complete novel entitled "The Presentation." With all these attractions, it is no wonder that the "Storyteller" is so great a favorite with magizine readers.
ABOUT THE HORSE. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
ABOUT THE HORSE. The Arabian National Stud Book, Vol. 1, has been published in Amer ica, and Sir Walter Gibbey has writ ten the preface, in which he states that up to the present time more than 4000 distinct works, in various lan guages, have been devoted to the horse, and among these are nearly ,ninety in Arabic and Persian, which are specially devoted to the Arab breed. The history of the horse shows that there have been two distinct.types in Britain since the time of Julius Caesar. This breed of horse was the anxious care of Parliament from a date prior to the time of King John; and it is noted that the weight a riding horse of this type had to bear, with its mail-clad rider and the plate armor with which it was protected, might be upwards of 4cwt., or 32 stone.
WHERE SOUND CANNOT BE HEARD. A Mystery of the Sea. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
WHERE SOUND CANNOT BE 'HEARD. A Mystery of the. Sea. It is a singular and somewhat dis turbing fact that there frequently ex ists at sea, in the area covered by a fog, what might be described as a zone of silence; that is, a belt of space in which sound cannot be hear, It is the only thing of all others most dreaded by mariners. There may be danger ahead-say, a deadly rock lying right in the vessel's course. The light that marks it, whether from lighthouse or lightship, is blanketed by the fog, but the crew at least expect to hear the warning blast of the fog horn. No such blast reaches them. The sound is cim pletely lost in the silence zone, and the first intimation they have of the danger is when the tassel crashes on the rock.. To this cause undoubtedly may he attributed some of the great- d;.as ters at sea which have puzzled anuily shore people.. There was. the case of the Stella, for instance, which ran full tilt on the, Casquiet Rocks, off Alderney. The Stella was a ra'way ste...
CAMPHOR WILL CURE A COLD. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
CAMPHOR WILL CURE A COLD. The fumes of burnt camphor will instantly relieve a cold in the head. Put a piece of camphor, the size of an egg, in an old saucer. Set it on fire, and after burning a few minutes, blow out the flames and inhale the fumes. "You ought to be ashamed of your self, Tommy, for telling such fibs. Don't you know that if you are naughty you'll never- go to heaven?" "Well, I've been to the circus and the moving pictures and the seaside. You can't expect to go everywhere."
PACKETS, E1. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
PACKETS, El . Packets may be sent through the post: Without a cover (but not fastened with any. thing adhesive, such as gum, postage stamp, sealing wax, &c.): in a cover entirely open a one end or side (if the cover be slit, the opea ing must be of the full extent of the end or side, and the contents must be easy of with. drawal). The cover may bear the sender'; name and address, and the words " packet " " sample" or " pattern," &c., as the case mad be) " only." n y may b tied with string, but officers of the department mar cut the string to examine the contents, a:) tie the packet up again. Samples of seds; drugs, &c., which cannot be sent as oper packets, may be enclosed in bags or boxes fastened so as to be easily undone and ri fastened. If addressed to places in the United Kingdom only, they may be sent hi closed transparent bags. Note-If the above conditions be not con plied with packets are regarded as in. sufficiently paid letters, and charged accordin...
POSTAL INFORMATION [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
POSTAL INFORMATION Letters-HBalf ounce or under ,, For every ounce Urgent Letters-For each Letter in 0 addition to ordinary postage 06 Late fee 0 Letters-For every joz or under * I Post Cards-each A 2 Reply Post Cards-each *0 1i Newspapers-4ozs id each 0 a Packets -Commercial and Printed papers, maximum weigkt ebs dimensions not to exceed in length, lit in depth or width, for every 2oz or fraction thereof 0 1 Patterns and samples, packets of merchandise, &c., maximum weight lib ; dimension not to exceed 2ft in length, one foot in depth or width rate of postage for every 20o. or fraction thereot ooks-For every 4oz or under, up to 5b sl .. Newspapers-For each newspaper 0 a Newspapers, magazines, and publi. cations, not published in the Corn. monwealth, 20oz.... .. Post cards-each0 Reply post cards-each 02 Letter cards-2 for 0 2 Registration fee ... 0 3 Parcel Ilb or under .. Parcel, each extra lb or under ...0 3
ORDINARY TELEGRAMS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
ORDINARY TELEGRAMS. Town and suburbuan, within pres'rid limits, or within fifteen miles from the se d ing station, including address and sign' l % not exceeding sixteen words) 9d. Es additional word, Id. Other places within the Sko, except to and suburban, including address and sigh ture (not exceeding sixteen words) 9d. & additional word, Id. Interstate, i.e., from any one state to other state, including address and sigfl not exceeding sixteen words), 1s. E additional word, id. tE On telegrams rom and to Tasmania f' E charges to be those mentioned above"i a cable charges added which at the prF time is id per word. be o Double the foregoing rates tobSn for transmission of tolerams ond Christmas Day, and Good Friday, an urgent telegrams. The foregoing rates are exclasive of poet age oharges.
RATES OF COMMISSION. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
RATES OF COMMISSION. Money Orders ayable in iotoris. Any sum not over £5, d; over £5, but not over £10, is; over £10, but not over £15, is 6d; over £15, but not over £20, 's. Orders arable in New South Wale, Queensland, South Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, and Western Australia. Not over £2, dd; not over £a, Is not over £7, is 6; not over £10, 2'; not oyer £12, 2s 6d; not over £15, 3s; not over 7i. 3s 6d; not over '£2, 4s. Money Orders by Telegraph To New South Wales, Qneensland, St Australia Tasmania, and Perth (e esten Australia) Charge for a message ifn addifl to above rates. MONEY ORDERS. United Kingdom and other British Pos'o ious or Foreign Countries, Gd for each A£r ensud fraction of £1. POSTAL NOTES. Postal notes may be obtained at any FP' Office in Viotoria. Hours of payment 10an, to 5 p.m. The following are the denomination a the notes, and the poundage, or price he for them:-Is, id; is d. id; , Id; Id; 3s, id Ss Gd, Id; 4s, Id; i d 5s, lid; 7s 6d, 2d; 10e, 3d l; il 3d;...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 April 1914
gwPH(EwaIX ASSURANCE CO. LTD. ESTD. 1782. WORKERS' COMPENSATION. FIRE, ACCIDENT. LOSSES PAID EXCEED 90,m 0,000. Loses by BUSH FIRES and by LICGTNINO' are made good by this Company. AGENTS WANTED. vIoOs" 461 To 471 BLURKE ST., g ~ MEOD!URNE. DALCETY & CO. LTI., ACENTS. sos "Hoard's Dairyman" advises as a relief from milker's cramps for the person affected to bathe his hands in pure alcohol every evening for five or ten minutes until they cease to cramp any' more. I I* - -- I The Young MIan: Life is but a fleet ing show. We are here to-day and gone to-morrow. The Young Woman: And to-morrow is not many minutes away. TO NEWSPAPER PROPRIETORS. SECOND-HAND TYPE CASES (in Good Order), Lower and Upper, Double and Treble. For Sale, Cheap COUNTRY PRESS CO-OPERATIVE CO. LTD, THE EXCHANGE, MELBOURNE. A sun-bath is good for all the pans and other tools and receptacles used in butter-making; it kills the bad bacteria. POULTRY FOR EXPORT. All Classes wanted. We buy by live weight. Crates l...