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Glenelg and Wannon Valleys [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
Glenelg and Wannon Valleys j (By W. P. Little, Casterton). Within the past three or four years there has been great expansion of the producing industries in the far west ern. part of Victoria, of which Caster ton is the principal trading centre. The main contributing factor in this expansion has been, of course, the subdivision of estates into dairy and cultivation farms which has been car ried out by the Government in the case of Duiicobin, and by many pri vate owners, such as Mrs. Hudson, Wentworth Koosh; Miss Henty, "Merino Downs"; Mrs. Ann MacLeod, "Taiisker"; Messrs. McDonald Bros., "Bella Vista," and others—where the use of the land for dairying and culti vation has found profitable employ ment for from 800 to 1000 men, wo men and children, as against the very small number of hands px-eviously en gaged in looking after the cattle and sheep grazed on these lands. The most notable subdivision was, of course, that of Dunrobin, where the settlement is now occupied by about GO fami...
THE INFLUENCE OF CHILDREN. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
THE INFLUENCE OF CHILDREN. The motives to exertion furnished by the possession of a family of chil dren are us powerful as ever movied heart or hand. The secret of many a struggle and triumph in life's battle may 'be found at home, in the shape of an infant in its mother's lap. The man who has children dependent on him will—must—struggle manfully, and bear up against the most adverse circumstances. The thought that the joy of their innocent young lives de pends upon his courage, his persever ance, his energy—this thought will enable him to work wonders, to achieve what will appear impossibili ties to the man who has only his own selfish needs, his own selfish ambi tion, to urge him on.
STOCKTAKING. Valuation of Stock and Plant. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
STOCKTAKING. Valuation, of Stock and Plant. If you ask a farmer, stockbreeder, or man engaged in other rural .ndus tries, whether he has an annual stock taking as is the case in all commer- l cial undertakings, perhaps not one in a hundred will answer in the af firmative. The nearest approach to it is done by the sheepbreeder, and in a less degree by owners of horses, cattle, pigs, poultry, etc. Ew.n the financial institutions who oia iarge properties do not do it in as thorough a manner as, for instance, the large drapery establishments in a city. Yet a complete system of bookkeeping is as necessary with one as with the other, if a man wants to know the ' exact state of his financial position. Many a man has landed himself into financial difficulties through not hav ing kept a proper account of his in comings and. outgoings. It is a mistake to think that the man on the land is less liable to fin ancial losses by defaulting creditors than the city njan. He gets hit just as hard and ...
UNIFORMITY OF TYPE. Some Suggestions for Its Attainment. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
UNIFORMITY OF TYPE. Some Suggestions for Its Attainment. One of the greatest advantages of raising pure-bred stock is, or should be, the resultant uniformity of type, size and production exhibiced by the (lock or herd in the course o: a few years (writes R.O.B.). Since all the individuals are of simi'ar size, pro ductiveness, habits, constitution, and appetites, the general care and man agement are very much simplified. Considering this, it is remarkable that a great many of our herds can only be classed as a miscellaneous collection of pure-breds, representing various types more or k«»s useful; the whole presenting a .weird 2->i: gioineration. Perhaps halr'-a-dozen in dividuals are of outstanding merit, and the balance "tails oft" to some thing far below mediocrity. The cause of this is usually to be traced to poor judgment in selecting the foundation stock when the herd was being got together. A number ol females are purchased, possibly because the purchaser relied top much on ...
The Bishop's Retort. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
The Bishop's Retort. ■A certain worthy bishop was fond of a quiet smoke, and he did not think that the habit was out of keep ing with his high office. The arch deacon of the diocese, however, thought differently, and did not hesi tate to proclaim his opinion. .Oji one occasion the archdeacon was the guest of the bishop, and preached at the cathedral evening service. Hav ing returned to the episcopal palace, he was gazing from the library win dow, when he detected the bishop walking in the garden below, and smdking a cigar, as he thought, in safe privacy. "Ah, Bishop," said the archdeacon, as he opened the window, "so I have caught you burning incense to the devil." "Perhaps you have," retorted the bishop; "but I didn't know he was so near." The man who is in love with him self is in danger of making a mesal liance.
GIPPSLAND AND ITS PROSPECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
| GIPPSLAND AND ITS PROSPECTS. It would be idle to assert that at the moment of writing the prospectt of this favored province of Victoria are particularly bright; indeed, that could be scarcely said of any portion of Victoria. On the other hand, there is not the slightest cause for assum ing that there is about to ensue a sea son of stress, for the resources of the district are undeniably great, and matters, even taking recent events which may affect the markets into consideration, are very much better than they were during the first few months of the year. The copious rains of July have had a most beneficial ef fect upon both agricultural and pas toral matters, the crops are forward, and a supply of grass for our own re quirements is assured. One of the most pleasing signs of prosperity is to be found in noting the vast increase in the sheep-growing in dustry. Time was when sheep were almost anathema throughout the length and breadth of Gippsland; but now the sheep may be counted ...
CHAPTER XXIV. Volunteer or Pressed Man? [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
HHAPTER XXIV. Volunteer or Pressed Man? A stream of men and women in evening dress was pouring into the great pink and gold dining-room. It was "the" place to dine at in London | just then, the last word in luxury— until some new capitalist should come i along with something still more sin fully extravagant. 1 Herepath's lips curled scornfully as he saw the flashing jewels, the expen sive dresses, and the fleet of gleaming cars that came purring gently up to j the pavement. What these people [ wasted in a year would keep a hun dred families in comfort and happi | ness. There was not one of them who would have lent him a sovereign to protect him from starvation, and j , yet he had something hidden in the back of his mind that would have meant a fortune to half of them. Yet perhaps the show of gaiety was not all as easy and "devoid of care as it appeared. For instance, he did not fook like poverty himself with his Bond-street cut dress clothes, his im maculate linen and polished shoes...
EARNING CAPACITY OF DAIRY HERDS. Two Eloquent Examples. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
EARNING CAPACITY OF DAIRY HERDS. Two Eloquent Examples. To show how the earning^capacity of different herds works out in actual practice, without taking extreme cuses, an experienced dairy farmer refers to the records of two herds 01 40 cows. The first herd produced an average of 2671b. of butter-fat, and tuu lower herd gave only 1541b. of butter fat. The first herd returned a profit of £5 17/- per cow, and the second herd showed a profit of only 4/- per cow. The second herd would have to b milked for nearly 30 years to pro duce as much profit as the better herd produced in one year; or 1200 cows of their capacity would produce only as much as the 40 good cows in one year. It may also be mentioned that 40 good cows cost £300 for feed and labor for one year. The other herd would require to have £9000 expend ed upon them to produce the same am ount of profit. And yet there are some people who say there is nothing gained by testing their cows. Others make the excuse that they have not ...
PRODUCTION OF COWS. The Most Important Question. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
I I PRODUCTION OF COWS. The Most Important Question. Every individual cow has a maxi mum point of production at which dae can be kept by proper feed and pro per conditions, and unless a cow is at, or nearly at, this point, she aa:I her owner are not working together for their mutual advantage as they should work together. If the cow's natural maximum of production is high,- it is the owner's fault if she is not supplied • with proper foods and conditions to keep her working in tfrc immediate neighborhood of that high production of which she is capable; and if her maximum of production is low, then no feed and no conditions will make her a paying proposition, and the quicker the owner is rid of her the better. There are few farms on which there are not from 10 to 75 per cent, of cows that are absolutely making no profit whatever, and many that are a distinct loss co their own ers. The only profitable course to take where the herd does not yield a fair profit is to find out whether th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
Ar>e Yoti Building ? This House from £135. If so, Then Don'r-come to a FINAL Decision About Your New Cottage before Consulting Me. o. F. fc. Trafalgar Timber Yards B.S.A. Bicycles From £10. Upwards. All Duplicate Paris Kept in Stock. Local Agent for the Scottish Union and Nat ional Fire and Accident Insurance Company. GREGERSON & CO [■lava Properties for Sale in any part of VICTORIA and NEW SOUTH WALES Particulars required of good Gippsland Propositions EXCHANGES arranged for Northern Wheat Areas MONEY' in any amounts to LEND from 5 per cent. All corres pondence Strictly Confidential. GREGERSON & CO. Land and Financial AgentF, 475 Collins Street Melbourne. Mrs D. M. CANTY, Ladies' Draper, Yarragon DAINTY White Underwear, Hosiery and Gloves Ladies' and Children's Hats. Ribbons, Flowers, Etc. Corsets, Umbrellas, Soaps, Perfumes, Etc., and Dress Accessories. •QUALITIES are Excellent and P1UCES are Exceedingly LOW; Inspection Invited Commonwealth MfeJSattfc of Husttal...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
LIQUID FACE' POWDElt In these diys of out-door life—motoring golfing, boating, etc.,—a reliable and harmless liquid face powder is one of the necessities of life. SOROSES Liquid Faco • Powder is found by experts to bo a per fectly invaluable preparation and a de cided improvement on the old-fashioned .dry powder. Besides improving the ap pearance it acts as a shield to the delicate skin of the face against hot winds, dust sniuts and other extraneous matter. Price 2s 9d. . ' I Chamberlain's K3"?«« Tablets j f——— Foe oowanMTtoM. For the Empire! Grand Patriotic Ball. TRAFALGAR Wednes. Oct. 14. Trafalgar Brass Band Social Music. and the Floor will be like Glass. Gentlemen are requested to wear Gloves. Gentlemen 3/- Ladies. Refreshments C. JOHNSTONE, Hon. Sec. Great Championship BILLIARD Match. RODGER, YarragOD, v. BARRETT, Trafalgar. 500 Up. Two Games. Trafalgar, Thursday, Octob. 1st at 8 p.m. at Oiterion Hotel, Yarragon, Monday. October 5th at 8 p.m; at Stirrett's Hotel. ADMISSION", 2a...
St.Leon's Great United Circus GIPPSLAND TOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
St.Leon's Great United Circus GJPPSLAND TOUR. In a chat with Mr Frank BamGeld, who is piloting- one of the greates' shows of the times to Trafalgar, and which opens on Tuesday night next, October 6th, he said:—"Dress es worn by Madam Garcia are models of art and are worth seeing." The" New York Herald " :—Madam Garcia furnished a thriller in her act at Uoney Island, turning three com plete somersaults while travelling at a speed of 210 miUs per hour; you must positively see this threat act to believe it." In giving a sketch of other leading artists, anions whom are the five St Leon's the nine Rentfros, whose statuary acts are marvellous ; the beautihil airial queen, Miss Marie Cole ; Senorita Phillippina, the most dnring- of all lady riders ; Honey nnd Cherry, triple horizontal bar peiformers ; the famous high jumper, Glimpse, winning at the Melbourne Show this year. St. Leon's band of fourteen artists—make one of the finest shows that have come this waj, Full par ticulars will be f...
Della-Torre's Clearing Sale. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
Delia-Torre's Clearing Sale. One of the most successful clearing sales ever lield in the district was conducted by Mathieson and Davis' at Mr Delia-Torre's farm on the 19th September. An exceptionally large crowd of buyers were present from all parts of the district as well as a number from South Gippsland. Mr F. Hagan wielded the hammer in his usual good form and bidding was fyrisk right from the start. The whole of the furniture, machinery, stock, etc. sold at very satisfactory figures. Cows and springers were a good lot and considering the sea son made a good average of L6 0 0 per head. Poddy Heifers, 29/6 ; Porkers-to 1,2 13;' Medium Draught Mare, 1,20.
Political Labor Council. MEETING AT MOE; [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
Political Labor Council. MEETING AT MOE', At a meeting" of members of the Moe branch of the P.L.C-iOn Friday night last, the following resolution was unanimously carried —That this meeting hopes that while due regard is being' paid to check any uncom promising changes that may be made by trading men in the city, that the Government will not overlook the interests of country constituencies during the period any proclamation is in existence while the present war continues
Registration of Cattle. System to Remain. Fee Increased [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
Registration of Cattle. System to Remain. Fee Increased The question of registering cattle for grazing on the shire roads wa9 discussed at a special meeting ot the barracan Shire Council on Monday last. Cr Branigan, president of the shire, presiding. At the last Council meeting, a deputation of Trafalgar townspeople asked for the abolition of the custom, owing to the damage done to private property by stock being permitted to wander in the streets. Varied opin ions have been expressed as to whet her the custom is a good or bad one, and at the special meeting a requisi tion signed by a number of towns people was presented asking that it be allowed to remain. Cr McGregor spoke at length on the evils attached to cattle registra tion. Not only in the townships but in all parts of the shire annoyance and damage was inflicted upon far mers and ethers by the wandering cattle nuisance. It was time some thing was done. He favored the abolition of registration altogether and moved : — "That t...
Trafalgar Golf Club. COMPETITIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
Trafalgar Golf Club. COMPETITIONS. The Competitions for the presi dent's trophy for gentlemen took place on Wednesday last and will be continued tomorrow (Saturday) com mencing at 2 p.m. sharp. Entry fee one shilling, The club wiH present a trophy on the same dates for competition among' the lady members to which will be adde'l a trophy presented by H. H. Vail for the runner-up. Entry free. Ladies will please bring a basket so that afternoon tea nmy be pro vided. Handicaps in all events.
THORPDALE SOUTH. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
THORPDALE SOUTH. From Our Own Correspondent As threatened, the Railway Stand ing Committee visited the -district last week for the purpose of again insppcting the route of the proposed Thorpdale extension. They also took evid-nce at the Tarwin Bridge, Hallston and M'rboo. It was really a red tape visit as the district was visited last year and exactly the same class of evidence collected. It is quite nice to see such a distin guished committee in the district, but if they come on another red tape visit next year, we may say things that are not quite nice and we can not be expected to give a guarantee that they will not be treated as the Kaiser should be—I really mean that we will certainly let them see that we do not like ib. Mr iMackey ac companied the committee and ex plained to the writer that we would hear news probably in a fortnight's time concerning the prospects of the line. Some pessimists consider the prospects are hopeless, owing to the heavy estimated cost. The fact that...
YARRAGON. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
gg| ^ - YARRAGON. Front Our Own Correspondent The annual meeting of the local P v branch of the A.N. A was held in the lodge room on Monday evening, 2ist September. There was a fair attendance of members The minutes were read and con firmed. - Mr Jackson, the secretary, haa «3onated a medal for the one who proposes the most new members for the half year. A good start was made by three nominations. A hearty vote of thanks -ivas given to Messrs Starr, Young and Canty , for the way they carried off the de=. bate with the Trafalgar Branch. It is decided to hold a Euchre Par ty and Dance on Monday, October 5th, and should the night be fine, a Jarge attendance is expected.—Gen tlemen will have the pleasnre of being charged 2/6, while ladies will be kind to the gentlemen by bring ing a basket of " dainties."
Trafalgar Brass Band. BANQUET AND SOCIAL. FAREWELL TO MR. HOGBEN. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 2 October 1914
Trafalgar Brass Band. BANQUET AND SOCIAL. FAREWELL TO Mr. HOGBEN. On Saturday evening last, at Red • man's "Trafalgar House," a compli mentary Social and Banquet was tendered Mr L. Hogben, prior to his departure from Trafalgar for Roch ester, wbere he has been appointed to the position of foreman in the lo cal Butter Factory. That our popular young townsman was held in the highest esteem by tbe residents of fchia district, was fully demonstrated by the large num-. ber of friends and well wishers who availed themselves of the opportun ity afforded them to wish hint'"Good Luck" in his new sphere of labor. Oar highly respected . townsman, Mr Albert Harris, presided over the assemblage in his usual happy and able manner, his congenial spirit and conviviality seeming to inspire all present and proceedings were marked with rollicking enthusiasm. After full justice had been done to the good things provided by the host, the toast of the King was musically honored. "TheTrafalgar Butter Facto...