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INTERCOLONIAL. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
INTElRCOLONIAL. Letters - Every harlf-ounce or under ... ... ... 0 0 2 Newspapers, 1o0z. or under ... 0 0 Post Cards ... ... 0 0 1 Packets-Connmercial and print ed papers, every 2uz. ... 0 1 Patterns ulid samples, every 2oz. 0 0 1 Parcels, 11b. or under .. 0 0 08 Each extra lb. or under, up to llb. ... ... ... O 0 0
POSTAL INFORMATION. Rates of Postage. VICTORIAN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
POSTAL INFORMATION. Rates of Postage. VICTORIAN. Letters-Every ounce or under 0 0 2 Letters marked "Urgent" (which will be delivered in the same manner as a telegram would be, if there is either letter or telegraph messenger at the place to which they are ad dressed), in addition to postage 0 0 0 Newspapers, each ... ... 0 0 4 Post Cards, each ... 0 0 1 Packets-Commercial and print ed papers, up to 4lb., for every 2oz. or under ... ... O 0 1 Packets-Patterns and samples, &c., up to 11b., for every 2oz. or under ... .. ... 0 1 Books, up to 51b, for every 4oz. or under ... ... ... 0 0 1 Parcels, 21b. or under ... 0 0 9 Each extra lb. or under ... 0 0
THE "FUNNY FOLKS" COMPANY. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
THE "FUNNY FOLKS" COMPANY. This clever and popular company will appear to-morrow night at the Public Hall for a season of two nights, giving an entire change of programme each night of performance. The con-. pany is a large one and their entertain ment has been very successful in other towns where they have been, such as Nathalia, Sale, Bairnsdale, and Maffra. M\r. Duncan M3acallum, the manager, is well known in the colonies, and has been some years ago with the Jubilee Singers, always being connected with companies of a first rate character, such as the Moutague-Turner Opera Company, (Grattan Riggs, and Dan Barry's Dramatic Companies, Verdi's Italian Opera, and other large com binations, well-known in the big cities of Australia. This present company comprises ten performers, whose names are fully announced in another column. Prices as usual.
SEA VIEW. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
SEA VIEW. One result of the bush fires in this district'has been the ahnost complete disappearance of the unsightly log fences. Long lines of ashes or cinders show where they have been, but in their place are now chiefly post and wire fences. A considerable number of cattle from Seaview are now being depast ured at Shady Creek, where there is plenty of rough feed, and where they are more sheltered than on the hills in the Seaview district.
A NOCTURNAL VISITOR. UNPLEASANT EXPERIENCE AT WARRIGUL. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
A NOCTURNAL VISITOR. UNPLEASANT EXPElIENCE AT WAIRRIGUL. There are few experiences nmore dis agreeable th;:u awaking suddenly in the early morning and discovering that a part of your house is unmistakably in the bands of a stranger. Such, however, was the experience of Mr. and Mrs. Day, of Warragul, about half-past one on Sunday Imorning. Mr. ht)a resides in a house at the Western end of Queen-street. and about half-past eleven on Saturday night he and his wife retired toirest as usual. Two hours later they were awakened by a singular noise in the sitting room, and with the rapid working of a woman's instinct Mrs. Day innnediately canme to the conclusion that "there was a man in the house." Other ominous sounds fol lowed and eventually Mr. Day thought it might be wise to interview the stranger. He accordingly made straight for the sitting room, and there stood the stalwart form of a nocturnal marauder. He was a big built mulm and his proportions were displayed to great advantage in ...
YARRAGON. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
YARRAGON. Mr. P. Cunmmins, who recently pur chased, through MIr. T. P. Mahony, A. Suding's property at Yarragon, consisting of 378 acres, was one of the largest maize growers on the Snowy River, and he contemplates going in extensively for its cultivation on his new purchase.
JINDIVICK. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
JINDIVICK. The creamery is working two days per week, and is likely to continue running through the winter. Several farmers have lost a number of cows in an unaccountable manner. In some cases the cattle have been in low condition, but in others they have been well fed. The disease, if such it is, seems a mystery, as all the internal organs of the beasts appear sound and healthy. No fewer than ten of Mr. Petschack's cows have died, Rae Bros. have lost seven, and Mr. C. Mason six. Mr. Condon has leased his farm to his sons, who will enter into dairying immediately. The property is in fine trim, and the new lessees are starting on their own account under most pro mising conditions. There are also a couple of farms on the Thrago side that ought to be an object lesson to others. Messrs. McCallum Bros. and MIr. Tyson work their properties very methodically, and every detail seems to be attended to. POOWONG. The contractor for the new hall is getting on very slowly owing to the delay in g...
TRAFALGAR. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
TRAFALGAR. Mr. S. Giblett, secretary of the Trafalgar Butter Factory, recently re ceived a letter from another part of the colony asking him to give the average price paid by the factory for milk for twelve months ending 30th May last. The writer stated that the information was wanted for the purpose of decid ing a wager. The information was duly forwarded. Two Trafalgar dairy farmers Messrs. S. Brown and A. Mathieson -had good returns for their cream for the month of May. Each milk about 35 or 36 cows, and the former received 46( and the latter £56-good averages for the number of cows and time of the year. One of the most successful dairy farmers of the Trafalgar district is Mr. A. Mathieson. He ows about 100 acres of the flats in the immediate vicinity af the township. These flats are now looked upon as the best land in the neighbourhood, bnt the task of draining them was a - difficult one. M1.1. Mathieson having to put down 4 or , miles of unlergrounddrains. IIe has, however, bee...
DROUIN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
DROUIN. The village settlement established near Drouin some years ago will very soon be a thing of the past. Almost every vestige of the settlement has disappeared. The settlers themselves have dropped out one after the other, and the land is now let to a dairy farmer.
THORPDALE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
THORPDALE. The mild winter weather is alto gether in favor of the stock which escaped the fire. Grass is very scarce, however, and cattle owners are by no means out of the wood. The cost of feed is too great to be incurred while a chance of doing without it remains, and when that chance goes it will be too late to feed. What produce there is for sale fetches good prices. Potatoes sell at about £5 per ton, and chaff (good oaten) at £3 both on the ground. A sure sign of the revival of trade is the presence of the Indian hawker. We rather think that these dusky gentry find it hard to raise the wind, but they seem to think it possible now, and they are trying. Of course one swallow does not make a spring but things are in a bad way when the men of the turban cannot make a rise.
THE KITCHEN GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
THE I1TCH N GARDEN. VWhere it is intended to make fresh asparagus :beds, it is quite time the work of preparing the ground was taken in hanld to allow of its becoming settled, The ground should be either deeply dug -.r trenched, according to the require mnents of the soil, and a heavy dre Ing .of well decayed stable manure applied. There is no doubt level beds are far pro Serable to those raised, except In special -ases, where the soil is unusually-heavy or wet. Beds on the level are generally very productive, especially where a top dressing of rotten manure is applied annually. Of course it is too early either for planting crowns or seed sowing, as the former more often than not fail to :grow if planted before they show signs of growth. Thick planting should be avoided. This alone oftentimes -causes weak growth. The plants should be two r-eet apart, and the same distance be tween the rows, and 'between every second and third row three feet: ihu barb being a gross feeder, a dressing...
THE FLOWER GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
THE FLCOWIR GATRDEN. h rubberies generally ought now to be -Zxt2anto good order., Inx inany nstauncet 'd'OI shlu*nbs (ttllfe '' jtfj5 iIor cutting iaown and induced to make fresh growth, and others merely require to hae- some of the branches shortened back, while all pay for timely attention. NTewly formed shrubberies are usually planted far more thickly than is ulti .unately goad for.the trees and bushes. Thinning out - ought; therefore, to be -freely resort l' to, transplanting the shrubs to other parts where required. Pruning should not be neglected in the case of young shrubs, as with the aid of the pruning knife just now, many ,plants can be kept within bounds, and it better form? than .i~ allowed to grow at will. All open shrubberies ought to be forked over to allow the moisture to soak well in, and bury the weeds; it also presents a far neater appearance. Chry antheimums that have thrownn up Suckers and become well rooted should re taken up, the latter carefully de tached. la...
EYE DON'TS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
EYE DON'TS. Don't read facing the light. Don't hold the book nearer than is necessary for clear, sharp vision. .iDon't.think .~lecause you have :good eyes that they will bear all kinds 'of abuse. Don't read in the twilight 6r in badly lighted rqoms. Don't make a practice of reading type too small to be seen readily at 18 inches. Don't read while lying down. It causes an unusual strain on some of the exter nal or directing muscles. Don't attempt to read in a car, or qther jolting vehicle. It Is a strain on the directing muscles of the eye. Don't use the eyes continuously at clbse work without occasionally resting them by looking off in the distance. Don't read when very sleepy, as the accommodation and Convergence are naturally relaxed, and'the extra effort necessary to force the unruly members to work may be shown by a congestion of the blood vessels of the eyeball. It is said that half the gold fish kept in glass vessels die because they cannot en dure the light. This can be avoide...
PAY YOUR LITTLE BILLS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
PAY YOUR LITTLE BILLS. You may talk about the tarlf, and protection and free trade, And party panaceas for oppressing human ills, And "*improvlng trade onditions." and the boom that wheat has made. But the way to stIr up business is to pay your little bills. If you ow, the grocer twenty, and he owes the butcher ten, And ive more to the tallnr, and to the baker five, Your payment of the twenty helps along three business men. And the payments they can make in turn make other people thrivo. Idle money in your pocket doesn't do you any good; Unless your bills are all paid up in full it isn't yours. Just pay up all you're able, as you wish that others would; That's the recipe for hard times that invarl ably cures. If you pay what you owen others, others still can then pay Au; It's the circulating money that the pulse of business thrills, So sact your money working, and then watch what it will do. For the way to stir up business is to pay your little bills. -William 11. HIlls in "New York...
THE PARTING OF THE PATHS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
THE PARTING OF THE PATHS. We see the good-a 'way that may have to be reached-as one fights with tempests on the mountain top, but which, when reached, is a path of plea santness and peace. We see the wrong -a way too often adorned with specious promises of ease and plenty, but which leads at last into doubt and disappoint ment and despair. We see the human soul here on this earth placed for ever at the parting of these paths, where it must choose its way and abide the con sequences of its choice, however angels may plead or demons may cajole. We see these paths reaching out into an endless future; and, though we dare not predict to what depths of infamy and woe the one course may or may not at last.descend, we dare to say that who ever, :through; the -way of sacrifice, has climbed the heavenly, steeps, shall re ceive as his reward gifts worthy to be carried throughout eternity with solemn gratitiide and sacred awe. The Duke of Connaught presided re. eantly at the Aldershot district ...
MAFFRA BEET SUGAR INDUSTRY. PRICES PAID FOR THE CROPS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
MAFFRA BEET SUGAR IN DUSTRY. PRICES PAID FOR THE CROPS. Growers of beet for the Maffra Sugar Works, being dissatisfied with the prices paid for the beet, have fonnred an associ ation to protect their interests, regulate grievances between themselves and the company, secure suitable field operations, and prevent strikes. The cost of digging, topping and delivering amounts to up wards of 7s ?d a ton. Early in the har vest, when a few crops were giving 19s a ton, it was expected to pay, but the wet weather rcduced the percentage, and most of the beet was only worth 8s to 12s a ton, and for every 100 tons of beet carted to the factory 16 tons was taken off for dirt. The growers last week presented a list of prices to the directors, and asked that in extra amlllount be paid on the beet already delivered. that payments be made fortnightly, and that beets for analysis be taken from the field once a fortnight, and that they be paid on such analysis. The directors recognised that, though gro...
WARRAGUL IN 1898. DEPRESSION GIVES PLACE TO PROSPERITY. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
WARRAGUL IN 1898. DEPRESSION GIVES PLACE TO PROSPERITY. During the past 2 or 3 years a great and pleasant change has been exper ienced by the business men, property owners, and also the working classes of Warragul. It is only a few years ago that the whole town seemed on the verge of general insolvency. Quite a dozen of the leading business men in Queen-street alone had to make com positions with their creditors. Im mediately succeeding that a general exodus to the West commenced, We could ill afford to lose men like Messrs Skews and Patterson, J. B. Witton, Mf. Canali, J. Dasklin, G. T. Wood, W. Livingstone, J. Biraan, and scores of others, who with their entire families emigrated to the smiling meadows of Coolgardie ? Whole rows of shops then stood tenant less, while every street contained a large number of empty and dilapidated cottages. All this is changed now. We cannot call to mind a single in solvency or composition with creditors for the past twelve months while the wily War...
HERE AND THERE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 5 July 1898
HERE AND THERE. V ith all the genuine sympathy felt by most Britishers for their Itridred in th; United States in their wish to see an end put to Spanish oppression and barbari ties In Cuba, there is a strong feeling that American politicians and the "yel low journals" of Yankeedonm lay them selves open to pretty stiff criticism. Outsiders apparently need not trouble themnselves to provide it. It is freely forthcoming from Americans themselves, as witness the following "sarkasims," as Artemus WVard would have it, levelled by an American journal-the "Cleveland Leader"-at the HIouse- of Representa tives after its extraordinary outbreak of hysterical violence in the debate on Pre sident 31M'Kinley's historic message con cerning Cuba: SETTING CUBA FR!EE. There were coat-tails wildly flapping in the circumambient air, Hero and there some one was sprawling on the iloor; There were cries of "Order, order, order,: order!" from the chair, And a, hundred timid members scampered wildly for the...