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THE DRINKING VESSEL. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 17 April 1914
THE DRINKING; VESSEL. \VWhen birds are entirely confined to scratching-sheds the drinking vessel. is often a source of a good deal of trouble and loss of time, for the water gets fouled by the birds scratch ing litter into it, and a wide area round about the vessel is often made soidden and offensive by the splash ings. To remove or avoid these evils is a simple matter. Take a half-bar rel. place it upside down in the shed, and put the drinking vessel on the top of it. Thus elevated. the water will not get fouled, nor will the litter be made wet. And the birds, being confined, will rather enjoy than other wise the diversion of hopping up to the liquor table when so inclined.
TEACHERS' ORGANISATION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 17 April 1914
TEACHERS' ORGANISATION. Mr. Blurstoii, formerly a miemnber -f the 'teachers' Board of Classifiers, but who recently retired from the .ktucatioii Department alter reaching ithe .highest position as a teacher, re cenitly visited Sale as the accredited organising oflicer appointed by the V ictorian Teachers' LUnlon. In the large hall at the Technical School he addtlressed a represeintative and enthusiastic mieeting of the teach ers of Sale and surrouiinding district, Mr. Grainger, the Presidtlent of the lo cal teachers' association, presidiing. At the outset Mr. llurstoii expressed iis strong desire to micet as many teachcers as possible, and had just returned from ani extended tour in the northern and north-etastern districts, where lie founiid lthe teachers keein oi obtaining their Just anId lawful rights. Teachiers ask ed for no favours, althiough lie shlow ed fromi ligures siiubniitted to the imeet ing that during the depressionii extend ing over 71:3-1-5 the teaching profes Sioii ...
The Old Man and the Judge. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 17 April 1914
The Old Man and the Judge. In an Irish court recently an old man was called into the witness-box and, being infirm and just a little blind, he went too far in more than one sense. Instead of going up the stairs that led to the box,. he mount ed those that led to the Bench. Said the Judge. good-hunmoredly: "Is it a judge you want to be. my good man?" "Ali, sure, your honor." was the re ply, "i'm an ould man now, and mebbe it's all I'm fit for.' The Judge had no ready retort. By being handled kindly, coits soon beconme gentle. and aire :ouch more casily hantidled wlon they bccome horses.
MAFFRA BEET FACTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 17 April 1914
MAFFRA BEET FACTORY. Mr. Zl Lachlan, M.L.A., on 11ednes day saw the Minister of Lands (Mr. Lawson) andi Minister of Agriculture (MIr. 1Hutchinson), also Mr. Cattanach (Wtater Supply), ro beet growing and irrigation. Mr. Cattanach said that Mr. Checchi, the irrigation engineer, was at Maffra last week, and was there again this week. Mr. Lawson said the settlers at l3oisdale and Kilmany were relieved of the compulsory beet-growing condi tions. The starting of the factory would be a Cabinet matter. Mr. Hutchinson said it was a ques tLion of getting enough beets grown to make the factory pay'. If the people did not make a definite move the fac tory would close. , HIe thought the ef forts the residents were now making in canvassing for growers was the right one. Mr. Jas. French informed us yester day that the catorts of the canvassers resulted in 213 acres being piomised, in addition to the syndicatoe s inten tion. P. lltlloran was ploughing at Bir riwa (N .S..), and carried his din ner....
Sometimes It Is. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 17 April 1914
Sometimes It Is. It was the hour of the spelling les son, and the teacher was pronouncing the words while the small persons in front of her laboriously wrote them down. According to the usual cus tom. she called for volunteers to de fine each word as it was written down. "Lunch." she said. Now, who can tell me what 'lunch means?" There was a long period of silence, then a hand went up. "Well. Johnny, you may tell us what lunch is.'' "A lunch." said Johnny. "is what you have for dinner when your father is away."
AUSTRALIAN CHEESE. QUALITY HIGHLY LAUDED. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 17 April 1914
AUSTRALIAN CHEESE. " QUALITY HIGHLY LAUDED. Private conimunlcations frontiii Eng land which were received in Melbourne recently referred in eulogistic terms to the quality of the Australian cheese which was shipped by the steamer Vaparoa. The consignments Included in the shipment, it is stated, are con sidered btc experts in the United King doim to compare very favo urably with the tinest makes received fronm other countries. Reports from the English provinces and Dublin support this opinion as to quality. and it is further stated that already merchants and others are prepared to book forward contracts for next season s make on the basis of 6d per lb., provided the standard of ex cellence shown by the Paparoa ship imeit can be malntained. If this cani he done, it is declared Australia will not for somec time to come be able to keepl pace with the demnand for its cheese in the markets of the United Kingdom. In the matter of packing. however, Australian shippers apparently have not qu...
Sure to Suit Him. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 17 April 1914
Sure to Suit Him. lie was no advocate for race suii cide, being the father of seven daugh ters, and his fac lightened with a great joy when they told him that a suitor was in :he parlor talking to the girls. "W'hat is his business "be aeked, rubbing his han Is nervonsly. '".' wine mere'tani.'" the mother an swered. ".A wine mer.hant.t liei.ven be praisedl!" the father cried. "''He will be sure to prefer something old."
THE MEERLIEU DISTRICT. SPLENDID GRAZING COUNTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 17 April 1914
THE MIEERLIEU DISTRICT. (By I.\W.L., in the '.Australasian. ") SPLENDID GRAZING COUNTRY. The 3Meerlieu district is situated in the Gippsland Lakes country. It lies nortlh of M1' Lellan a Straits, which con nects lakes Wellington and Victoria, and extends for sonice distance in a north-westcrly direction along the shore of the first namned, which is the most expansive sheet of water of the series. . It can be reached either by taking the steamer, which runs daily from Sale to Cuninghame, and dis embarking at Holland s Landing, at the eastern end of i1 Lellan 's Straits, or by road from Stratford, which is thie mail route. The country adjacent to the lakes is greatly broken by la goons and tnit'rasses, some of which embrace considerable areas. The land, which is free front the intluence of water lodgment, has a considerable .value for graziing purposes, and even that which is inundated for portion of the year only provides an abundance of sucecitlent feed when accessible to the stock....
Bit of a Mystery [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 17 April 1914
Bit of a Mystery 'Theyv wore seated beneath a tree in the park, and the moon was shin ing to make one's thoughts turn to love. Presently the aIrl said: OTh. lames. dear. I can't untidrtstand why you lav islth your atTection oil mno be, all the other gi - : ' rvld. i to tell me why it is. "-lowed if I ,now. .lc '::. he re plied, "and all tax palu sa:i: they're blowed if they can ma; e it ou either.'
More Noise Than Work. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 17 April 1914
More Noise Than Work. "My dear, lok t'w r '. Mrsi . Sim kins, as he 'o on dm a with his wife and pointed to a tug drawing several barges. '."Sch is life the tug is like the man. working and toiling. while the barges, like woomen, are-" "I know." interr'pted Mrs. S.. acrid ly. "the tug does 'al' the blowing while the barges bear the burden."
A "RUM" COMPLAINT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 17 April 1914
A "RUM" COMPLAINT. Our Sydney correspondent writes: At a meeting of clergy the othen day, a complaint was made that during the lhenoumenally wet weather at the re cent military camps 'draughts'"-no less-of rum were offered to the train ees by their officers, on account of the wet and the cold. Occasion was taken to quote several medical authorities to the effect that the popular notion to the effect that spirits in any form help ''to keep the cold out'' is a sheer de lusion. Sir Victor Horsley, it is claimed, says that alcohol has '"a pro foundly paralysing effect on the cor puscles of the blood: It renders the leucocytes incapable of resisting the invasion of lcpneumonlia and other dis eases, and does, as we all know, many other undesirable things. Sir. Victor, by the way, has given some very pro nounced opinions about other matters, but has not been accepted tas an au thority. The pity of It is, that even his condemnation of alcohol is not by any means generally accepted by the pr...
AMERICA AND MEXICO. IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT. ATLANTIC FLEET UNDER ORDERS. Washington, April 15. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 17 April 1914
AMERICA AND MEXICO. +t----* IMPJORTANT LIEVELUI'.MENT. ATLANTIC FLEET UNDER ORDERS. (Per Reuter.) W ashington, April 15. A sensational development has taken place in connection with the relations between thie United States and Mexico. Cireat lpublic excitement has been aroused by the announcement that the Cabinet has ordered the United States Atlantic fleet to sail imunediately. for Tamnpico, in order to enforce Rear Admiral Mayo's demand for a salute from General Itluerta by wray of an apology for the arrest of a numnber of American marines. Wireless calls hav'e been sent in every direction for the purpose of mustering all the available ships of tihe leet.
BISHOP PHELAN'S DEPARTURE FOR ROME. THE PRIESTS AND THE BISHOP. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 17 April 1914
BISHOP PHELAN'S DEPARTURE FOR ROME. THE PRIESTS AND THlE BIS11OP. The happy relations existing he tween the Most Rev. Dr. Phelan and the priests of his diocese was strik mgly illustrated at Sale on Holy '.i nursday. liuring his recent visits to many of the parishes, the Bishop must have noticed that the keynote common to all the addresses and speeches was the re jolcings of the Catholics of the Dio cese of Sale over the magniticent work His Lordship had placed to their cred it during the past twelve months. Pointed reference was made to this at tile Comnmunion breakfast in Sale on utn March; while at Bairnsdale, on the :th inst., a review of the churches, schools, etc.. erected during the year was embodied in an address of con gratulattioin to Ills Lordship. tihese rejoicings may be taken to ex press the mind of the laity, wlhich, how icr agreeable, cannot have the same value in the Bishop s estimation as tlihe unainimous voice of the priests, i who, firot their oftice, are brought ...
SENATE CANDIDATES. PRE-ELECTION BALLOT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 17 April 1914
SENATE CANDIDATES. PiRlE-ELECTION BALLOT. The ballot \which is to determine the six eanlliloates to represent the Literal Party in thle event of a double cis solution of tile ) Federai Parliament tbing granted in the course of the next t\Iw or three months commenced yesterday, anid will continue until 30th April. etriginally the Issue of ballot papers was limited to the mIembers ot hile People s Liberal Party, the Peo ple s Party, the Australian WVomen 's \ationllal Lieague, and the Liberial \\1urkers' Institute, but at a later stage it was decided to allow mIembers of tile Youlng Liberal Speakers' Associa toni of CIoburg to take Part in this pre-election. nily liialiiual Imemlbers of the organisationls are to be permlit ted to vo, te and to preveInt thle pOS sibility of alnly Irregularlty, as weeii us LI to enable a proper inumiber of ballot IpapersL to 00 prI'llte, tile secretary of avii society 11as had to send to the returningl ollicer a comIplete list or t11ose qualiled. Each b...
THE BISHOP'S ENGAGEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 17 April 1914
TIE B1ISIHOP'S ENGAGUEMIENTS Ilis Lordship will bless the new' Church of St. John the Evangelist at Glenmaggie at the 11 o'clock Mass ohil Sunday, and will preach a fare well sermon in the evening at St. Mary's Cathedral. He leaves Sale by the 7.40 a.nt. train ont Monday to join the Malwa, which sails on 'rTuesday. 21st.. at 3 p.m. A friend of manyn years' standing, and one intinmately associated witlh the Bishop ill literary work-the Rev. L. Martin, P.P., of Kil ntoreý-will accompantly His Lordshipl to Rome.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 17 April 1914
DEATH. HALL. –On April 5, at her late resi- dence, "Hallsby," Lindenow, &nbsp; Ann Hall, aged 87 years, relict of the late James Hall, and beloved mother of Mrs. Frances Burt, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, Mr. Wood, Mrs. Helen Holt, and Hem,[?] and William Hall. Colonist 60 years.
Drew Too Well. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 18 April 1914
Drew Too Well. A small crowd congregated in a suburban street. the object of attrac tion being a cabman with a jibbing horse. "Won't it draw. guv'nor?" in quired an old dandy with an eyeglass, who stood in the centre of the crowd. "Draw!" replied the cabman. who appeared to be somewhat irritated by the remark of every blessed fool in the neighborhood!"
WEALTH FROM WRECKAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 18 April 1914
WEALTH FROM WRECKAGE. Does anybody want to get rich in a hurry? If so, here is a recipe--buy wrecks. A beach boat which cost about £200 to build was, after It had been run down off Yarmouth, sold for £2, and even that was obtained with difficulty, as seafarers do not like a boat which has once met with misfortune. Still a finer bargain for -somebody was a schooner which ran ashore at Southport. It was actually sold for £1! Another splendid "deal" was made by a speculator who bought a wreck on the South Coast. He obtained from it nearly eighty tons of copper fittings and sheathing. This alone re turned him his money several times over, and yet he still had many tons of iron, fittings, rope, etc., besides a large quantity of copper sheathing out of sight. The success of such transactions ob viously depends on the ability to find a market for everything. And this is precisely where the specialists shine. Two purchases of a well-known dealer in wreckage and "waste" generally consisted o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 18 April 1914
PHEIUX ASSURANCE 00. LTD. ESTD. 1782. WORKERS' OMVPENSATION, FIRE. ACCIDENT. LOSSES PAID EXCEED M90G00,0000. Lossees by BUSH FIRES znd bi LICtiTHINO are made good by this Corpany. AGENTS WANTED. vIDo2INt 461 To 471 i URKE ST., OFFICE: Ii E IAELE~LRNE. DALCETY & CO LT '.. AGENTS. At a Caledonian banquet in London a Seotsmnan %who had set tled in the metropolis mtade a speech, in which Scotland and all things Scottish were so fulsomneiy praised that an English man who sat next him said, when he had finished: "If Scotland is all that ypu Scots men say It is, why don't you stay there instead of coming here?" "Weel." answered the Scotsman, "Ah'll tell ye hoo it wis wi' me. When Ah wis in business in Fife Ah fand a' the fowk wis just as cliver as meset, an' Ah cudna gar the twa en's meet. Sae Ah cam' awa' Sooth, an' sin' syne, man. Ah've been daein' rale weel." s® e I ý= ` * ' $ _ } eCe,ýh,ýlaA~~iL~~ TO NEWSPAPER PROPRIETORS. SECOND-HAND TYPE CASES (in Good Order), Lower and Upper...