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SHEEP MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
SHEEP MARKET. The supply numbered. 500 head, and competition was very keen. Prime cross bred ewes sold up to 17s, prime cross bred wethers 15s 6d to 17s 6d, prime lambs 13s to 17s. CATTLE MARKET. There was a large yarding. Prime bullocks L14 to L15 5 ;prime cows L7 to L8 10s ; light bullocks L5 18s, dairy cows L5 10s to L7, forward springers L6 to L7 5s, store cows L4 10s. MELBOURNE CATTLE MARKET. Prime bullocks LI1 10s to L12, extra to L14, prime cows from L7 10s, to LS 15s ; extra to 11 10s. Fat Calves-Best steers and heifers L5 to L5 15s. MELBOURNE SHEEP MARKET. Prime crossbred wethers 1iSs to 19s 6d, extra 19s 6d to 21s, prime crossbred ewes S15s to 17s 6d, extra to 21s, prime merino wethers 15s 9d to 17s 6d, merino ewes 7s to 16s. Fat Lambs-Prime 14s 6d to 16s 6d. MELBOURNE FARM PRODUCE. Wheat-The local market remains firm at 3s 5d to 3s 5?d. Oats-Milling is 9½d, feed is 7-d to is Sd. Barley-English malting 3s 9d to 3s 10d, Cape malting up to 2s 3d, Chevalier malting 3s 6d. i P...
IMPROVING PERMANENT PASTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
IMPROVING PERMANENT PASTURE. The value of permanent pasture is often prejudiced by the presence in it of a large number of weeds. Not only is the thick growth of the nour islhing grass hindered, but also nox ious weeds spoil the quality, so that it is an essential part- of good culti vation to keep the pasture free from such unsatisfactory constituents. The question-How can I keep my pas· ture land free from weeds? is- not an easy one to deal with. There is, how ever, no doubt that by a judicious use of chemical fertilisers much can be,done. But chemical fertilisers alone will not do everything. Their use must often be assisted by other means. Sorrel is caused ,by sourness of the soil through want of ventilation and drainage, and a deficiency of plant food, especially lime... The reason why fertilisers work in this beneficial way is that mdst 'weeds flourish in soils poor in the ~mineral constituents, lirne, phosphate and potash. These good plant foods do not agree with weeds, while...
Brief News. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
Brief News. '.IheRev. R. Jackson, of Buck ingham place, Clifton, England, left:estate valued at £20,735, ::Ray Bronson was beaten by Holberg it the Melbourne stadium on New -Year's Day. - The Rev. - :C. G. Duiperier, of Portabel!o,left £7753 when he died. In the 17th century smoking was allowed in the House of Commons. Orville Byron Randall has been arrested at Shepparton on a charge of the murder of William Henry Austis. : Three sons of the Mayor of Port Melbourne were each fined 5s on M\onday for playing cards in a public place . The. State Athletic Commission of. New York has agreed to deprive Johnson of the title of champion boxer. .Bandsman Blake, who defeated Dixie Kid on points in about 20 rounds. is to be presented with Jem Mace's belt. SGray and Reece play a champion ship billiard match in March for 100 a side. A ,:jnumber of people were fined -ls each :at Brisbane last week for Ifailing to: see that their names v.?-?"; placed on the Federal rolls. - Co0dy, the-jockey, was ...
PREVENTING EVAPORATION. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
PREVENTING EVAPORATION, The frequent stirring of the surface portion of the soil, as for example by cultivation and harrowing, is an im portant question in lessening the am ,ount of evaporation and minimising the risks of drought by breaking the capillary attraction. This operation is, of course, impracticable once a crop is sown, except in the case of the mangold or turnip or similar crops, when the drills are left sufficiently wide apart to allow ofafter-cultivation. With an ordinary crop, however, the soil has to remain undisturbed during the whole of the time the ground is occupied bby such crops, so that much more will depend upon the thorough ness of the tilth previous to sowing the crop. The principle object to be aimed at in the preparation of the land for such crops is to keep the surface cobbly while the underneath is com pact. This can be obtained by plough ing deeply, and by thoroughly culti vating as early in the season as pos sible, so that the surface need only be cul...
Organ Recital. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
Organ Recital. There was a very good atten dance at the sacred organ. recital held at St John's Church of En gland on Tuesday evening last, when Professor Pascoe, of Warr nambool, contributed the. major portion of a very fine programme the beautiful instrumentrolling out gloiiously or:responding in the faintest whisper under the touch of the master. Miss Jean McCallum gave a very expressive and devoti onal refidering of Liddle's "Abide wirh Me,' ind MrL. Earle's sing ing of. But the Lord is Mindf ul" -was a splendid item. The mem bers of St John's choir. have been heard to greater advantage, but on the whole their performance was praiseworthy. Mrs McCallum, as sisted by Mr Evans, played the ac comnipaniments.- Following is the programme:-Organ, " March of the-Israelites" (Costa) Mr Pascoe; Anthem, "Sun of My Soul," (Turner), St John's Choir ; Organ, Allegro from 5th Symphony (Wi dor), Mr Pascoe: Solo, Vocal, "Abide with Me" (Liddle), Miss Jean McCalum ; Organ," Chorus in D" (Guilmsn...
GOLF. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
GOLF. The golf tournament, playeduin con nection with 'the Port Fairy golf club, was concluded on Monday. afternoon,. when the mixed doubles handicap Dwas appropriated by Mr N. Whitehead and Miss A. Whitehead. Appended are the scores of the event: MIXED DOUBLES HANDICAP. 18 Sholes. Stroke play. g. he n. N. Whitehead and Miss A. Whitehead ... i 94 14 80 Ivo Whitton and Miss Young man ... .. 83 L 82 F. C. Mercer and Mrs W. F. Gayer ...95 13 82 A. P. Officer and Mrs F. Lake 97 11 86 W. B Edgar & Mrs S. Officer 102 15 87 T. Parkinson and Mrs Par. kinson ... .. ... 112 24 88 S. Holden and Miss Whiting 112 21 9f J. Lindsay and Miss Gardiner 98' 6 92 H. O. Nevett and Miss Mani fold... .;. ..; 97 4.93 Jas Robertson & Miss Moffaft' 1OS 14. 94 A. C. Mercer and Mrs Youngman ... ... 99 5- 94 J Gibson and Miss Whitehead 102 5' 94 S. Gardinerland Miss Kell .;. 1051i. 94 D. T. Dowdell and Miss lLake 111 16 95 0. W. Edgar and Migs McLeodi-105 9 96 A. H. Baird and Mrs Tilley ... 112 ...
Sporting. RACING. PORT FAIRY RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
Sporting. RACING. PORT FAIRY RACES. These should be a large attendance ati the race-course at Southcombe park to mnorrow (Saturday) afternoon. The fields of horses promises to be good. The first race starts at 2 o'clock. The following are the handicaps: Hurdle Race-Lady Alva, 10.7 ; Black Flag, Ludwig, 10.0; Ricochet, Wasseca, 9.10; Ornate, 9.3; Haymow, 9.0... Trial Handicap - King Kirk, 9.0; Bright Kirk, 8.3; Eumeraldale,. 8.2; Erin's Hope, 8.0; Ornate, 7;12; Hay mow, 7.7 ; Piston, 7.5; Baiinaroo, 7.0. Port Fairy- Handicap--Motoa, 9.8; Vhare, 9.3 Major Eight, 8.11 ; Fulcrum, 7.5; Ricochet, 7.0; Black Flag,: 6.12; Scottish Club, 6.7; . - Pony Race - Little. Beau, 9-12 :Ro luma, 8.13; Lady Arden.i 8.3 ;Fairy. Port, 7.7; Blackstone, Ornithorhynchus, 7.3 ; Picilo, 6.7. : Welter Handicap-- King Kirk, 10.12;. Vodski -10.7,; Ricochet,- 912; Storm, 9.5; Piston, 9g3-, Lady Hamlet, 9.0. SHack;Race Illowa,- 10.0; Boortkooi, 9.5; Scottish Clib, Port Lad, Mle Smith; Alvaro, Goldeni Vald, 8 10; ...
Commercial. PORT FAIRY RETAIL MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
Cofl lleiClaJ.i :---4-- PORT FAIRY RETAIL M~ARKET. s.d. s.d. Butter, per lb (separator) 11 1I.- 0 Butter, per lb (fresh) ... 10 11 Butter, per lb (factory) . 1:.2 I 3 Eggs, per dozen ... 0.9 0 10 Bacon, per lb- .. 1 0 1 2 Cheese, per lb .. 10 1 0 Ham, perlb .. 13 14": Flour, perbag ... 5 0 16 0" Wheat, per bushel ... 4 ::6 :4 !9 Sugar, 701b bag , .. 16 0 17 0 Bran, per bushel - .: 1.: ' 1 :ii? Ir 1fi 2 Pollard, per bus?h~i ..::?I 1 1 2 PIG MARKET. The supply numbered 350.headof -which 45 were fats. Prime baconers L3 10s to L3 15s, medium baconers 60s to 68s, forward stores 1;2 2s, suckers to 10s Sd. -
BOWLING. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
BOWLING. The bowtinig tournament played in connection with the local club, Wvas con cluded on Monday evening, Ithe winner being Mr N. Keating, who fought, out a good finish with Mr C. Presnell, and gained the verdict by onepoint. Fourth round--Keatifig beat Moloney, Presnell beat Northey; final; Keating beat Pres nell.
ARRANGING THE HOME GROUNDS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
ARRANGING THE HOME GROUNDS Before building a house most per sons recognise the necessity of hav ing defintLe plan of 1he structure. Comparative1y few pe.:'e. howev er, realise the desirability of planning the home grounds. And yet the latter may have cluite as much to do with making a home as the former. In a short articleit is impossible to give more than a few general princi ples. These, if considered in their proper relations to the situation of the building and the character of the sur roundings, may lead to pleasing re sults. The location uf walks and drives should be madei a mat'er of convenience. Neither the wais nor che drives are ornamental in-tbem selves; hence they shoul1t not be more numerous than the uses of the daily life call for. Curved walks and drives are often more pleasing than straight ones, especially wher 'hie grounds are large. The curves, however, i;hould be easy and natural, not short and kinky. The home grounds may be compared with a picture in which the l...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
PIJIENIX A?SSURANCE CO. LTD, * ESTD, 1782., FIRE. ACCIDENT. EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY ':iOSSES PAID EXCEED £85,000,o0., Lossee by BUSH FIRES and by LICHTNINO * are made good by this Oompany. AGENTS WANTED, VICTORIAN 461 TO 471 BOURKE ST., .OFFI~t: O1ICE: MELBOURNE, DALCETY A CO, LTD.. AGENT4I Prentice-st., East St. Kilda. September 2, 1913. Mr. Brin,-I, a mother of eleven chil dren, write to help if possible hard-work ing mothers who have young children at .tending school. I think you should make known your Pedic Pomade for the head.. Its effect is miraculous. My girls attend the Windsor Convent School, and their heads have been shown as an example of good, the effect of Pedic Pomade. In justice to mothers who, unfortunately, have to go out working it should be more generally known. I give you with a heart and a half permission to- make any use you wish of this letter.-Yours, etc., (Mrs.) ALICE O'CALLAGHAN. Pedic Pomade for the head destroys Vermin and Nits; is sold by all Chemists and S...
THE WRONG PLACE FOR FICTION [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
THE WRONG PLACE FOR FICTION Mr. Irvin S. Cobb, the American writer of short stories,, returning from a trip in the Western States, found Sthat a close friend of his'had fallen into the hands of the law. He hur ried down to the friend's lawyers. "Why, Jack is the dearest, kindest. most honest man in the world!" he said. "You must call me as a wit ness to his character." "Not while I'm his lawyer!" was the reply. "I know just what would happen. The other man's lawyer would ask your occu pation. And you'd say, 'I'm a writer of fiction.' And the lawyer would get up and stand over you and look into the dark recesses of your heart for a time. And by-and-by, despairing of finding one sweet, aspiring thought in you, he would turn to the jury.. And he would exchange an intelli gent, liberrous smile with the twelve. And then he would sit down, and, without even troubling to look in your direction, he would say, 'That is quite enough, Mr. Cobb! You may stand down!'"
CONDITION OF SOIL. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
CONDITION OF SOIL. If the land is wet and cold when seed is sown, even though the germi nation is good, the young plants re ceive such a severe check that they never wholly recover The land in tended for spring and summer crops should be carefully prepared , some time before the period for sowing. Then just pr'evious to seeding, the surface should be cultivated, so as to give a fulness to the surface soil and still have the ground firm under neath. The principal advantage of this method is that the moisture col lected from rains is retained in the lower, layers of the furrow, and is there for the use of the crop. Where as, if ploughed up or deeply cultiva ted in the spring, there is always the risk that the: drying winds of the spring ivill rob the soil of too much moisture, leaving insufficient for the use of .the crop. In districts witih a heavy rainfall ,that is evenly distributed over -the ivhole of the season this precaution is not so important, but in other -dis tricts not-so ...
CONVENIENCES IN FARM HOMES. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
CONVENIENCES IN FARM HOMES; One of the strohgest objections to. country life by those who live in cities is--that the conveniences of the farm home are few, and that the work of. the housewife is made a much greater hardship than it is in the cities. This is, as a rule, the case. The ordinary farm home has not t':e laboellighten ing improvements of the city home. There is no plumbings in the house by which the luxury of the bathroom can be had, no running water, no sew age system, heating is done bystoves instead of furnaces, and the whole plan of the house is to increase the steps of the good housewife rather than to lessen them. Now, this is not as it should be. The farmer and his wife should have as many of the luxuries of life as may be possible, and it is possible to ar range the house of the farm so that many .of the necessities of the city house may be had. Recently equipped farm homes-are usually better equip ped than are those of several years ago. This is by reason that fa...
CULTIVATION OF CARROTS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
CULTIVATION OF. CARROTS. The carrot, which is not grown so extensively as it might be 'vith advan tage, resembles in composition the turnip and mangold, but it is mich more concentrated than the former, as it contains from 14 to 20 per cent. of dry nutritive matter against about 10 in the turnip. It flourishes best in deep loamy soils, not too wet, or the carrots are liable to rot, and not very dry, or the growth of the root is cramped. The soil must be deeply cultivated- to per mit the long-penetrating- root 'full power of development. The grould should .be well manured. Half-rbtted stable manure, applied in the autumn at the rate of twenty loads to the acre, is a good prepara nion. The requirements of the carrot for a liberal supply of plant food are so great that, in addition to the dung, it can utilise with advaritage a supple mentary dressing of readily soluble chemical fertilisers. 'The application of 3cwt. superphosphate, 26 per cent. soluble, and Y2owt. of sulphate of pot as...
New Railway Fares. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
New Railway Fares. Simgle Return 1st 2nd 1st 2nd Port Fairy to MNlelboura.... 28s Od 1Ss Sd 46s 10d 31s 2d Geelong ... 21s 4d 14s 2d 35s 6d 23s Sd Ballarat .. 29s 4d 19s Sd 49s Od 32s Sd Colac ... 13s Sd 9s 2d 22s 10d 15s -d Camperdown 9a 6d 6s 4d 158 10d 10s 6d rerang ... 7 4d 4s 10d 12s 2d Ss 2d Warrnambool 3i 2d 2s 2d 5s 2d 3s6d Koroit , s:Sd is 2d 2s 10d Is 10d ?Moyne O... d 6d is 2d lOd Iamilton ... 9s od 6s 4d 158 10d 10s 6d Rosebrook., 4d 2d 4d Kirkstsall ... ls 2d 10d 2s Od Is 4d Crosslev ... is 4d 10d 2 2d 1s 6d Printed and published by EDWARD HANLE ~ Sole Proprietor at the office, Sackville Street, Port Fairy, State ofVietbris,
DIRECTORY. Compiled from Notices in our Advertising Columns. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
DIRECTORY. Compiled from Notices in our Advrrtising Columns. Stationers and Fancy Goods. Misses Walker and Lugg, Sackville-st. Auctioneers, &c. J. B. Holden and Co. M. Devereux O'Brien Bros. March and Taylor J. Crawford, Wiagga Wagga Drapers and Clothiers Gray and Co, Bank street - \. J. Tyler, Cox-street E. C. Robinson, Sackville-street. Grocers and General MIerchant : Cutting and Boyd, Sackville-street W. J. Tylcr Gray and Co, Bank street Powell and Sons, Sackville street Tailors : T. H. Storey, Sackville-street. W. George, Sackville Street Insurance Agents: Gazette Office, Sackville-street J, B. Holden and Co. Undertaker : Win. Rundeil, William-street Guyett and Sons, Sackville-street
ORDINARY TELEGRAMS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
ORDINKARY TELEGRAMS, Town and suburban, within prescribed limits, or within fifteen miles from the send ing station, including address and signaturs not exceeding sixteen words) 9d. Each additional word, Id. Osher places within the State, except town and suburban, including address and signa. ture (not exceeding sixteen words) 9d, Each additional word, Id. Interstate, i.e., from any one state to any other state, including address and signature not exceeding sixteen words), ls. Each additional word, Id. On telegrams rom and to Tasmania the charges to be those mentioned above with cable charges added which at the present time is -d per word. Double the foregoing rates to be charged for transmission of telegrams on Sunday Christmas Day, and Good Friday, and fo urgent telegrams. The foregoing rates are exclusive of port age charges.
FOR THE FARMER. THE COMPOST HEAP. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
FOR THE FARMER. THE COMPOST HEAP. B. Harrison, Burringbar,. Tweed River, inquires as to the proper meth od of making a good and cheap com Dost heap, for manuring purposes. . The compost heap is a most valu able adjunct to a farm or orchard. The principle of .this method of mak ing manure is the fermentation of easily-decomposed vegetable material in the presence of earth and lime. It is not only substances like peat, litter, straw, which form the usual basis of compost. heaps that are thus decom posable, but almost every kind of or ganic substance, both of vegetable and animal origin, can be. thus composted. Dead leaves, bush scrapings, sawdust, weeds, tops and stalks of vegetables, as well as -bone and animal refuse, t.he operation is much slower, and sub stances like bones should, be first crushed. It is also important to be sure that animal refuse so treated is not derived from a diseased.source. As a- general method of procedure, :the following will .be found satisfac tory:-Make...
MORAL REFLECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
MORAL REFLECTIONS. A man's character is the sum of his intentions and his choices. A man of honor never 'purchases happiness at the expense of another's sorrow. Let us not seek for influehce; let us simply seek to do our duty, and in fluence will inevitably follow. The most insignificant -people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals,, and have no hope of rising in their own esteem but by lowering their neighbors. Conceit loses a man more frienis and gains him more enemies taan any other foible, perhaps vice. in the world. It makes him harsh to his in feriors, and disrespectful to his bet ters. What kills men is discouragement. It is sitting down under.trouble that destroys them; it is standing' up and mocking trouble that enables them .to go through. it without harm. Regrets are a ::.waste of :time in every, possible instance, except one. That one' is the instance in: which the soul entertains them thoughtfully 'and humbly until they become valu able less...