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THE BUTTER MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
THE BUTTER MARKET. ' ADERES'j BY Ml',. A. W. WILSON. Business was suspended for half-an-hour at (ho annual meet ing of the Leongatha Butter Fac tory on Saturday to hear Mr Wilson, manager of the (Jippslaiui and Northern Selling Co.. express liis views on the export of the coming season's butter, lie said that the people wore passing through strenuous times, for the great war was affecting opera tions in Australia. What- effect the war would have on the butter market it was difficult to say. with the Siberian supplies locked up, the shortage on the London market should mean good prices far Australian butter. Many other factors governed the situation The Imperial Parliament had stated its intention of standing behind the banks to keep the wheels of the financial machinery in motion. The premiers, also, of the several States had made a similar promise regarding the Aus tralian banks. With the prospect of the ocean highways not being open it was thought that the butter would have to be ...
WHAT KILLED THEM? [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
WHAT KILLED THEM? [ Hundreds of years ago in ;i loft in tin' old Tabard Inn, in Southwark, a cat. was killed mysteriously just as .'ihe caught and was slaying two rats. One alio hail in her jaws, the other she was pinning down with her foot. How death came is not known, but it name in such a form that cat and rats alike were mummified. For cen turies the croup stood in Uie same position under the rafters, hidden from sight. The passage of time.made no difference to their state, mid when the old inn was pulled down they were at last discovered. This cat and her victims arc now in a glass case in the offices of Mr. W. Le May. the hot) factor, in Southwark. The cat is still holding the rats, and the skins were still intact. The rat which is held in the cat's jaws has its mouth open just ns it had when it started to squeal before death over took- them all.
THE WAR. NAVAL ENGAGEMENT. London, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
Loudon, l'Viday. ! The 1'ress Bureau states that ;the British licet of destrovers on Friday, supported by rruisers, : attacked German vessels in lleli ;g&lt;dand Iti^lii. Of the latter, two destroyers and two cruisers wero ; sunk in the British. The Admiralty announcement ; states that a strung force of de ! stroyers, suppor ted by hattle ; ships, cruisers, and light cruisers, j co-operating with submarines, ! attacked a number of German ■destroyers and cruisers off the German coast. The British de ! stroyers are all afloat, and re turned from the engagement in good order. Many of the Ger j man destroyers were badly dam i aged. t The first light cruiser squadron j meanwhile sank the German j warship Maintz and the cruiser Kolnglass. Another cruiser dis appeared in the heavy mist that prevailed. She was on fire, and in a sinking condition at the time. The British cruiser Amethyst . and the destroyer Alert were damaged, but not seriously. Recruiting for the second army of 100,...
THE RIGHT TO DIE. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
THE RIGHT TO DIE. Mrs. William Squier, of Ateo, New Jersey, who was doomed to die by her doctors just one year ago, is now cured, and has left her bed, where \ for many months she had lain a help less cripple, suffering continuously from an intestinal tumor. Her case; has excited world-wide interest, be-, cause Mrs. Squier, regarding her. case as hopeless, appealed to the Legisla ture for a law permitting euthanasia for herself and other victlnis, equally unfortunate, who had. been "pro nounced incurable." * The controversy raised by Mrs. Squier's plea for the right to die con-, tinued throughout the . summer months, the two sides apparently be-, ing about equally divided. "When an animal suffers hopelessly we put it out of its misery," wrote Mrs.' Squier, "but we allow human beings to re main in agony when there Is no hope for them." One of the leading surgeons in New York heard of the woman's suffering and her unusual appeal," and took in terest in her case. He disputed the verdic...
MILL-BOY MILLIONAIRES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
MILL-BOY MILLIONAIRES. "1 think I have succeeded because I cared more for my credit than for my clothes." To Mr. Frederick Weyer hi'.euser, tin: lumber king and "secret millionaire" of America, who died re cently. is attributed this saying. It is probably true, for Weyerhaeuser, whose wealth is estimated at any thing up to .U 100,000,000, attributed his unusual success to his ability to gain and keep the trust of everyone wiili whom he came into contact. Wry little is known of the personal ity of W'eyorhaeuser, whose entire life-work was based oil the idea of secrecy, lie went to America when hr- was about eighteen years of age, and began life as a youth in a saw mill. Ultimately he bought the mill and laid the foundation of hiB huge fortune, when, while on a visit to Wis consin forests, he realised that, for all their vastuess, tiiey were not in e.xhaUBtible, and that within a com paratively few years the supply o£ lumber would be incommensurate with its demand. He therefore began ...
THE REWARD. A ROMANCE OF THE KENSINGTON GARDENS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
THE REWARD. A ROMANCE OF THE KENSINGTON GARDENS. The horseshoe lay closo to the bench in Kensington Gardens where Eric Mallory sat and shivered in his nuiuy suit, lie rose and picked it up, half-ashamed of himself for his super stition. "They say these things bring a man luck," he relleeted, bitterly, "bo I'll risk it. Luck! Great Scot! I've al most forgotten how to spell the word." He had had a terrible morning. He had been looking for work; it. was the kind of work which it is hard to find— the unskilled labor of the clerk. He had lost his berth three weeks pre viously through the bankruptcy of the (inn, and for twenty-one days had put in the hardest, toil of which he was callable in endeavoring to find a fresh situation. This morning his wander ings had brought him to JJavsw;&lt;ter. He had arrived ten minutes loo late ■ the position was filled. Utterly weary and broken, Eric .Mallory had turned into the Gardens to rest, and that js how lie came to espy tin; little horse ...
ABERDEEN MAN'S LUCK. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
ABERDEEN MAN'S LUCK. A visit which an Aberdeen business gentleman named Mr. A. 51. Suther land paid to Rome about a year ago has had a somewhat unexpected but pleasing yorjueI. While travelling in the vicinity of the Italian capital, Mr. Sutherland wns accosted by a man be longing to the hawking fraternity and induced to buy as a memento of -his visit a statuette. to all appearances made of bronze. The figure was that of a Roman soldier, and the price paid I'm- it was thirteen lires, equivalent u> id.-'in in English money. Shortly afterwards Mr. Sutherland travelling between Florence and Venice, and at a wayside junction a travelling bag, which formed part of his luggage, was missing. Tile bag contained the statuette, and its loss was reported to Cook's Tourist Agency. Months passed, however, and Mr. Sutherland heard nothing of bis missing bag. hilt recently the bag J was recovered and forwarded to the owner. The statuette was found in j tact. and. although not attaching much val...
PERFECT WOMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
PERFECT WOMEN. If any woman wishes1 .0 know if she is a perfect specimen of her sex she haB only to apply to the rules laid down for ascertaining the fact, and figure out the results. First as to height, tastes differ, but the Medicean Venus is 5ft. 5in. in height, and this is held by snany' sculptors and artists to be the most admirable stature. For a woman of 5ft. 5in., 1381b. is the proper -weight, and if she be well formed she can &lt; stand another 101b. without greatly showing it. When the arms are extended she should measure from tip of middle finger to tip of middle finger just 5ft. oin., exactly her own height. The length of her hand should.be just a tenth of that, of her foot just a sev enth, and the diameter of her chest a. fifth. From the thighs to the ground she should measure just what she measures from the thighs to the top of the head. The knee should come exactly midway between the thigh and the heel, r The distance from the elbow to the middle finger should...
MARKET TRAIN FOSTER TO LEONGATHA. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
MARKET TRAIN FOSTER TO LEOyGATflA. Next Date, Thurs., Sept. 3, Up A.M. Foster (dep.) 9 Hoddio Range 9.19 Fish Creek 9.26 Boys 9.34 Buffalo 9.40 Stony Creek 9.49 Meeniyan 9.54 Tanvin 10 Koonwarra 10.8 Leongatha (arr.) ... 10.30 Tho cost of modern battles .vorks out at about £1200 per man killed. During tho past 12 months O.T. Limited cleared a net profit to £16,60S. The reservo of gold against the Commonwealth note issue totals £6,345,792. of 186,000 men engaged, 46,000 were killed. To-day (Tuesday) is Wattle- j day. II"11o popularity of the fixture,1 is increasing. Within tho next t'ew weeks! cotton-wool will be worth its! weight in gold. j Tho Bank of England at the j present time holds £42,743,000 in coin and bullion. At t,ho battle of Waterloo, out
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
Toora Coffee Palace | Under Now M aiiiigement. MBS. M^EEIOTT & j MISS OSBORNE | OI0SIKH to lnfonii the public of! Toora aii'I surrounding District ! thai they have acquired the well-known Toora (.'■•Itee l.'alaee, ;&lt;ii' 1 are in a position 10 cater for Hoarders and Visitors in lii>l-ela.-s stvl", the cuisine bciiii; under their personal supervision. Meals at ail hours. Good Ace«ininodation S T ABLIXG . P.DEYENEY GENERAL BLACKSMITH & WHEELWRIGHT. Junction of Main and l!ridgo Streets. 1 Horses Care fully and Scientific ill Slio General Blacksmithing of all do-scrip tions. l'aliug Knives and all kinds > Agricultural Implements made r.n the premises. \\ ■•;od working Department lias Let-.i considerably enl arged, and it is un der tbo management of a first-clasf. tiadesman. Waggons, Drays, Spring Carts, and all kinds of whcelw righting work carried out promptly. All orders executed in a thoroughly workmanlike manner and guaranteed to give satisfaction, f ...
SOUTH GIPPSLAND RACING ASSOCIATION FIXTURES [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
SOUTH GIPPSLAND RACING ASSOCIATION FIXTURES. The following dates were al lottod for the coming season :— Mceniyun, Monday, December 28tb. Stony Creek, Wednesday, January 20th. Korumburra, Wednesday, January 27th. Foster, Wednesday, February 10th. I.eongatha, Friday, February 12th. Kormnburra, Wednesday, March 24th Association, Friday, March 26th.
LIBERAL WORKERS' APPEAL. THE TEST QUESTION. TO ELECTORS OF AUSTRALIA [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
LIBERAL WORKERS' APPEAL. TilIj TKST QIKSTIOX. TO I0I,K(TOltS OK AISTKALU Liberal working men unci women throughout Australia will un Satur day next, September r>tli, be called upon lo record their votes at the Secret liallot ]Sox. Many issues of more, or less interest have, lor the past weeks been paraded from I he public platforms, from the varying aspects of the opposing party poli ticians. At all elections there are those electors v.ho are prepared to allow local Interests to outweigh their national obligations. On .Sep tember Mb, the call comes lo one and all alike as never before, to rise above local and side issues. The one ^reat test question which created the election, and which calls for a deciding expression of public opin ion, is ciMitred on the principle, hitherto unchallenged in MritisM Government, of the rishl to work of all citizens, free from political or rel'ulous beliefs. The question is Preference to Political Unionists or No Preference. There are those- who ar...
The Diabolic Mummy Case. AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
The Diabolic Mummy Case. AX KXTKAOKDIXAKV S'l'OKY. Kveryone has heard of the million Hgypiian mummy case which was 1)roug h t to I ho Hritisii Museum soiwi your.; a,to, ami whoso presence dealt death ami disaster to attendant* and othoi-:- who looked upon it. A story i.s now being told In well-informed cir cles which is said to have emanated from one of the Museum authorities. From this it would appear that sev eral of the .Museum attendants, con vinced that, they were in danger of their lives, presented ail ultimatum t ha' the col!in-lid must he removed from their vicinity or they would re sign. '['heir demand was consider ed by the curators, and, in view of the catalogue of calamities that somehow seemed connected with the mummy case, their demand was con sidered reasonable. A replica was accordingly made and painted in exact facsimile, a.:d this was exhibited to the public as the real thins, no outsider being any the wiser or the worse. The cofliu itself was deposited in an obscu...
SCHOOL TEACHERS UNION. MEETING AT TOORA. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
SCHOOL TEACHERS UNION. I I MMKTI.Vi AT TOOK A. A meeting of the local State school teachers was held at tin; Toora I .school on Tuesday evening, when I there was a guod numbor'of district | teachers present. Mr. Vim, Burs- | ton, an organiser on behalf of the Teachers' linion was present, and ad- I dressed the gathering, after the | usual business had been dealt with. I During the course of iiis remarks, | Mr. iiurston said:--! appeal to your J appreciation of the good work which I tli" Union has effected in the past, I and which it is now actively engaged j in. to secure benefits for the profe*- • slon in the future. To the women teacher:; at this momentous junc ture. I strenuously recommend im mediate co-operation to assist in se curing from our Legislature a per manent acknowledgment, that in no case should classified women touch er:: receive salaries less than four tilt lis of thpro paid to men in cor responding classes. I have confi dence in the ultimate success of this, moveme...
LORD MAYOR'S APPEAL FUND [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
LOItD MAYOR'S APPEAL FUND Mr. II. V. Dillon, shire"secretary, his hiuuied us the .followinglist of donations received in connection with the above fund :— Shire of South Gippslsind 25 0 0 Cr. M. Synmi ... ... 5 5 0 Cr. J. iNicol ... 5 .0 0 Or. Michael ... ' ... 2 2 0 Cr. E. S Gardner... ... 2 2 0 Cr. Jones ... .„ ... 2 2 0 It. V. Dillon 2 2 0 A. G. Thomas ... ... 2 2 0 Cr. R. W. drowse ... L • 1 0 P. Uevenoy, ... ... 10 6 Total £47 6 6 Further contributions towards the aliove fund will be gratefully received.
FEDERAL ELECTIONS. POLLING DAY — SATURDAY NEXT, SEPT. 5th. THE SENATE. THE LIBERAL SIX. HOW TO VOTE. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
|FEDERAL ELECTIONS.; i IViLl.LNi; DAY — SATURDAY NEXT, El'T. THE SENATE. THE LIBERAL SIX uow TO VOTE. The method of voting is by pl.icini^ ! a oross in the square! in fiont of tfn*. | munes of those r.-unliclati's whom thev (lesin; to elect. Electors who wish to vote for the SIX LIBERAL Candidates should mark their Ballot j Papers as siiown hereunder i!urker, S. L'arnes, John. Klakev, A. K. 11. X Cook, 11 nine (1 .ilionil). X Hdfrar, Win. II. (Liberal). Fiiul'oy, Edwanl. X Mauser, Samuel (Liberal). X Mo Coll, .hunt's 11. (Liberal). X MeLe.ui, Wm. .1. ( Liberal), AIcKif^oek. A. N. liussell, K. .1 X Tit'awitli, Win. A. i_ Liberal). SOUSE ot REPRESENTATIVES X BKN'NKTT, JA.MKS WTSK, OliUlWK II. II. 0. Foster.
Church Services. SUNDAY, SEPT, 6. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
Church Servicoa. Sunday, Peit. 0. Cmmon of Knoi.anh. — Uoy'n 11, Toil Franklin 3, Foster 7, Toum 11, I'nrt Welshpool 3, Welslipjol 7. Catholic Ciiuucn. — Welshpool 9, foor.i 11. i'llksuytkiuan ClU'itCH — FuSlur 11 and 7. AiiHiyb' Truck 2.30. Mktwhhkt Ciior.CH — Foster 11 and 7, Wongii Woii^m 2 30, Iloildlu Ilungo 2 30, Fish Creek 2.30, BulT.ilo 11. To'U'u diKtriul—SilencU's 11, Bing'n wurri 11, Wcnpirn 2.30, Ml. UoBt XI, 'l'oora 7.30 (holy communion).
OBITUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
OBITUARY. A former old pioneer of the Toon! di&lt;t!itt dif&lt;1 in M-lViuino on Tliui-&lt; dny InHt, in lilt: person of Mr riiouiis Merrvweatlier, who, when in thi« di-tik-t was ii prrpeity owner on The Grip. A few yinr* »&lt;;o ho ilisposul of his holding ami went to the mitro poli", where, bitterly, owing to old ;if;(: j und inability t(. cure for himself, lie | entered llio Home for tin; Aj;ed, in j which institute he pas-Si-d away. For roasons attributed (o (ho v.ir in Kurojie, ilie Toora (In mine ceased operations oil Sa(ur&lt;lav. This ac (ion means (hat about -SO employers are (hrown out of employment. j Five oo!n 111 nh of roadim,' matter on i our foui tli page, including an address! bv .Mr A. W, Wilson. Manager of (he i Gippsland and Northern .Sidling Co. The. Hev. A G. Staploton, who was in charge of (lie Methodist, Church, Foster, last week on listed as a volun teer to take part in the present Kuro pean war and .vas accepted. .Mr. ...