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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 16 January 1914
A NEW STORY -Of -great interest Will be Commenced Next Week. WATS ON'S N'.- 0O SUPREME AMONG SCOTCH WHISKIES AGE AND QUALITY GUARANTEED. JA?ES WATSON & C L f' EUN'OEf . I J & -fit *1 aý A O I N V B NTO R S PATENTS Obtained in Commonwealth and E! where for improved methodse of Appl ancee, Tools, etc., of any doescription. Full Information, Costs; etc., cent ona application to A. O. .A OHSE. C.E. AUSTRALIAN WIDOWS' FUND BUILDINGS, Corner Collins and William Sta, MELBOURNE. AS YOU'RE PASSING. When the sky :s dark and dreary, And your he~irt and hands are weazy Laugh a little. smile a little, Just to chase the clouid. aw;ay. \\hen you think your f: iends all LluE you. And you cannot tell what ails yonr-- Laugh a little, smile a little, Just to chase the .luu..s away. Fretting never helps youn any, le your troubht,?os few or many; Laugh a little, snmile : little, Just to chase dull thoughts awa-.. 'ou'll he better. sister, brother. Have more love for one another, If you l...
SEIZING AN OPPORTUNITY. A Student's Predicament. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 16 January 1914
6EIZING AN OPPORTUNITY. A Student's Predicament. Out of the poverty of his childholu., an- energetic young iel!ow had fought his way through the University. After graduation he felt he must see Europe. and with the little accumulation he had he "crossed the Pond," trusting to good luck to get him home again. But his trip of sightseeing over, he found himself in Liverpool without mone} and with no means of getting any. He thought he would just go down to the steamer, go on board, and see how it would seem if only he were going home. As he wandered over the big linei his attention was attracted. by a cry ing baby. The mother was travelling alone, and while she was attempting to see to all the thousand an.d one details incident to the beginning of an ocean trip, the baby had resented the absence of attention and was cry Ing. The mother was at her wits' end. The stranded youth's kind heart prompted him to say, "Let me take the baby, madam. Perhaps I can keep him quiet until your prepara...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 16 January 1914
ASSURA ME GO. LTD. ESTD. 1782, FIRE. ACCIDEhNT. EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY. LOSSES PAD EXCEED £8:,010, 00. Loss8s by BUSHi FlOES arn by LICIIT!CiN are mad;e good by this Company, .AGENTS WANTED. ,icoTo R 461 ro 471 BOUIIRKE ST., ca.._ MMELBOUWRE. DALCITY & CO, LTD,. AG?UITS Pickled Pears.-To four and a-half pounds of fruit allow one pound and ph-half of sugar, one pint of good wine pr cider vinegar, a little cinnamon, rnd the rind of a lemon. Peel the pears, which should ,be just on the serge of ripeness, halve them, and re nmove the cores. Boil together the: pinegar and sugar, skimming it thor -.ughly. Put in the pears with the cin xiamon and lemon-rind, and simmer Cver a clear fire until the fruit is ten Cier. Then lift out the pears and place Phem in jars and pour the hot syrup Over them. After a week drain off the syrup, re-boil it, and again pour It over the fruit. When cold fasten down ercurely. . Prentice-st., East St. K!lda. September 2, 1913. ' ir. Brin.-I, a mother of el...
UNFORTUNATE BLUNDERS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 16 January 1914
UNFORTUNATE 6BLUNDERS. By Winm. North. The wisdom of the "little people" is a subject of never-failing charm to those who love them, and it is with a certain degree of hesitation that I draw your attention to one or two curious instances of what may be termed "unwisdom." They are worth studying, because they throw some light on the vexed question of instinct versus reason. No subject is better worth attention, none meore frequently misunderstood, for many an action which we carelessly assign to intelli gence is really the result of instinct. A bird does not learn to build a nest nor does it reason out the best way of setting to work. It simply fol lews its instinct and acts as countless generations of its kind have done in the past. Remmber such a busy work er cannot be said to be following the example of its parents since it never saw them at work. Even better in stances of this may he found amongst the teeming members of the insect world, for they are usually orphans at the time o...
ABOUT MIRRORS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 16 January 1914
ABOUT MIRRORS. The first mirror was doubtless the smooth surface of a clear and shining pool. What were the feelings aroused by the sight of the reflect(ed image which tlhe primiitive man or iwoman saw in the water, we can only imagine; but Williams, the missionary, tells us that some of the Fijians held that. man had two spirits, a dark one and a light one, and that the reflection seen in a pool was the latter. And when the mission ary placed one of these savages beforo a mirror. this child of Nature stood entranced, and murmuired softly: "Now I can see into the world of spirits " Artificial rmirrors have been in use for thoullsands of year.s, as various re lies and literary references from thr. remote past give evidence. Though vitrified lava and sheets of mica haI-e been put to this use, most of the an cient mirrors - IEgyptian, Hebrew, Greek, and Roman--were made of me tal, susually bronze or silver. Metal mirrors continued in use until a. late period, and we find Henry the Eigr...
MELBOURNE PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 16 January 1914
MELBOURNE PRODUCE MARKET. sland nd N lthet Ce , , lipe Io. .td. report: bea. -'31.:' i' fe l* wheat t - : . , ". , iln rir 'ov er. ijtts. "h .,. ' he sar , -:4 supplies .? . , I :,l liua i:. Mhlrng are ,V ,i't ! " Ui;},,l') I "91 p. 1? ito f"0ol , t rie I.- i--ic-s ,tuoted i' t i - : ,? '- l . - .s th r, is hard t\ inos3 ®iuit . Fr-nt " to "" 4 ?s not, ner:u , f,?r En..lish, and "- to ,, cditi- to ,ii :a ilty. ,I1 '7 --- i.: ? 'th yi i' \\t tt 'i it , I F t - -': an th. ]lae k of ' ] . 'ppi"-, r' ," ha !l e -r tirmed eX "&lt;,ture, .li! W.it~lott :t10E, !\'.IIltld S l't t" l' : "''. me?-ditan: and', inferior , .,t:,, s.-- age qtate'tie" of ?l?' }-:J.'," S ill' (' 1 l O Ck T (l l'r vi.2 , 011lt st r~n~ins teay.i'rirte is *'? s,.i i 't i- '!1a t- - "- 3 , - ink .. . ,? it' d t," 'i i',. f),i' 'ns are offer t:?" :it Itt ,"t?,, (I [ -arrl"ow B, ro;Is. r ?p o;t,:'t--- t"h ?'es t.- -rit?t" \ i?mitur tit lin.' rehlised 1~ t,, lq . sem- natur-e;.'¢.l'd !l',., to "Td, p'in-,. !. m?a?...
MORALITY BY LEGISLATION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 16 January 1914
MORALITY BY LEGISLATION, -4-- Our Sydney correspondent write:- Can legislation promote morality? is a question of Iniportance. InI tile luil 01 party wartare, it is receiving some attention in the daily Press. 'If it can't, what is the good of it?' asks one able editor, with the air of one who has ended the argument. According to this view of the matter, lie adage, " ou canlt make men moral by Act of Parliament," is el tere and exploded, and ought to be relegated to the scrap heap. Never thelesis, its advocates can still find iomnething to say in reply. They free ly conceae that legislation, as a part of environment, must exercise some iniluence on morality, for there is nothing in environment that is abso lutely inert. Still. environment does nut of itself cover the whole ground. Iiiis is conclusively shown by the fact that children brought up in the same .auliiy, and subject to the same inilu encles, may turn out diametrically op posite in character. Obviously there is aoUlethling...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 16 January 1914
NOTICES. MR. W. E. THIGMAS, DENTIST, VWilli Visit SALE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, to MONDAY, 12th, at 4 p.m. SALE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 17th, to MONDAY, 19th, at 4 pmn. SALE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, to AMONDAY. 26th, at 4 p.m. SALE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 31st, to DMON'DAY, FEBRUARY 2nd, at 4 p.m. w i l l r v wen t i n , l - i n , . p!.intn s, as \well ' .. h:a... your pl r . ald a::r..c tivenesF. The CCilowin are a t iw ntame t tintonia.- ::, eivced recently: Caroline-street. 3Iotatui Noembrii 1, 191i3. tMr. R 1. fhset- lAntist.--it--iy brt-er had three teeth drawn yecterlny by you wit, .: feeting any after-effects; also two of my frirends who had suffered from toothache for arecek. FREDA - MtLTil. llnmley, Moontit, November 1S, I::. Mr. W. E Thomas, Dentitt.--.tir-This is the first time that I have ever been to a denti-t, -and hile t sou 'were in .Moonta -you extractet ten teeth- for me. and- consider anyleodvy very foolish to have decayed teeth in their mnnlth when y-u:r mode of- extraction is...
MEDICAL ETHICS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 16 January 1914
MEDICAL ETHICS. In connection with the medical * strike, ; our Sydney correspondent writes: The question of morality ought to ie pretty closely connected with that ?t ethics. Medical ethics require that unless the potential patients who be long to friendly societies concede a certaln rate of payment which the lat ter consider exorbitant, they shall, metaphorically, be left to 'stew in their own gravy.' The ultimatum presented by the British Medical As sociation, the fountain-head of the particular brand of "ethics" which is in question, has been rejected by the lodges. On Wednesday last some 3000 agreements expired, and an equal number of lodges are now destitute of the medical help on which they have been accustomed to rely. In quarters which do not ordinarily take kindly to the peremptory methods of the 'hold up"0 -or strike-it ii argued that the doctors, or their association, must win, Cor the need for medical attention will go on all the same. It is not at all clear that this wi...
ANXIOUS MOMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 16 January 1914
ANXIOUS MOMENTS. One of the most anxious times of a mother'- life is when her little ones have croup. There is no other medi cine so effective in this terrible malady as Dr. Sheldon's New Discovery. It can be safely given and depended up on. No mother should ever be with out a bottle in the house. 1/6 and 3/. Obtainable everywhere. An accident occurred to the mail coach about four miles from Sofala (New South Wales). A swingle-bar bolt broke, causing the horses to bolt. They went about a quarter of a mile, when the coach capsized. Five pas sengers, Including two women, re mained in Sofala, under medical treatment. The driver escaped unhurt. Serious trouble has occurred at the Gibraltar (New South Wales) mine over a contract that the company wanted to let at two guineas a foot. The advisory board of the Amalgamat ed Miners' Association wanted £2/4/. A party took the contract at the com pany's price, but the men did not go below with them, and were paid off. A mass meeting was held, a...
THE CAUSE OF RHEUMATISM. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 16 January 1914
THE CAUSE OF RHII?lMATISM. Rheumatism is caused by the reten tion of uric acid in the system, owing to the action of the kidneys being de fective. The following letters ?will be interesting to sufferers from rheumn tism: From Miss Hilda. Brown. 2 Gre-at Buck ingham-street, Redf?rn, Sydney, N.S.W. "When I was in Hobart I eas, taken ill, and got so bad that I went to a hospital, and after staying about three months I returned to Victoria hardly any better than when I first went into the hospital. The origin of my irou bhl was a chill, caught after taking a hot. bath, with the result that I could hardly more, the pains in my back and limbs were so excruciating, I. seem ed to g't no relief from my treatment. When 1 arrived in Victoria I was met by my sister, and was induced by her to try Warner's Safe Cure. After tak ing four bottles I felt some relief, and, by the time I had takien six more, I was quite well again. From the time of le:ving tihe hospital 1 took no~other remedies of any ...
OTHER THINGS IN LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 16 January 1914
OTTER TIHINGS IN LILF. His aunt. said to the boy athlete the other day: "1 am deoig*hted to hIar of your suc cess on the school baseball team. Har old; but you must. remember that there are other things in life besides baseball." "Yes, aunts 1 know," said tho lbo-; "but, hang it. all! I'm afraid l 'm too light for football or rowin?."
VAIN REGRETS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 16 January 1914
VAIN REGPRETS. The serf looks up as kings go by And dreams: "If such a one were i" The king heholds the serf, his toil In ruddy hIealth amid tho soil. And turning at his loathsomio ease E.xclhinl: '-If I we'ro scllh as these&" Thus, neither knowing either's bent Of sadnrss and of discontenit. So waste, so spent in vain regret, The li\es that niiglt be useful set.
A SUBURBAN TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 16 January 1914
A SUBURBAN TRAGEDY, Ernest Frederick Allen, aged 22 years, who lives in Blackburn-road, Blackburn, and who conducts an elec- trician's shop in Canterbury-road, &nbsp; &nbsp; Canterbury, was found shot in the head at his shop on Monday after- &nbsp; &nbsp; noon. Allen suffered for some time with an affliction of the eyes, an it is said that the trouble made him despondent. At half-past 3 o'clock on Monday afternoon groans were hal?rd in his shopt, la d when a manl entered to -tscertain the cause, hE discovered Allen lying onl the floor with a bullet w ound in his head, and a sinall ret-volvr near by. Word was sent to his father. who i~a coilmmner cial traveller, antid when n1o 'reached the shop he foiid i noti lattillng that thie e?ye scicialist iwhoin he had con .ulted had told the injuried man that hie would It hlindl in ihiree months. Little hopes are sustained for his &nbsp; recovery/ &nbsp; In the'six and n Inli ereari- of its cxi....
NEW SOUTH WALES WHEAT HARVEST. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 January 1914
NEW SOUTH WALES WHEAT HARVEST. Our Sydney correspondent writes: New South Wales has again beaten all her own previous records in the mag nitude of her wheat crop, and those of all the other States as well. The estimate is close on 42 million bush els. 'rThe highest previous was 33 mil lions. Victoria comes next with 35 million bushels, and South Australia. which used to stand easily first, is a had third with 20 millions. There is just one dubious element, namely, that the figures this year have been compiled on a different plan. That is to say. growers themselves have furnished the returns, instead of the police. This, however, ought to be an advantage, rather tihan otherwise, for the police had to trust to the grow ers for the figures which the- sent down to the Statistician's office. An immense additional strain w-ill he put on the Railway Department by the in crease in the crop, and previous ex perience has led to somte doubts whe ther the lines, the rolling stock, and the engin...
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. Religious Politics. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 January 1914
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. Religious Politics. By the time these notes are publish ed the results of the Ministerial by elections will be known, and it will then be seen whether or not the un happy intrusion of religious questions into the Essendon election has had the effect desired by the promoters, or, as many people are inclined to think. quito the reverse. For many years Victoria polities have been kept fairly free from sectarian matters as regards religion, but for a long time tack signs have not been wanting that that halcyon state of affairs was to be disturbed. It must be admitted that for this change both sides are to blame. The friends of the Bible In State schools have been very active for a long time, and it is an open se cret that at least one member of our State Parliament is in politics for no other reason than to carry out this object. This is unfortunate, since the gentleman in question is a capable In tellectual and straightforward man of a much higher type than the or...
NORTH GIPPSLAND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 January 1914
NORTH GIPPSLAND AGRICUL TURAL SOCIETY. A meeting of the above society was held on Saturday afternoon. Present -The President (Mr Hawkins), and Messrs. Luxen, Schroeder, Clark, Tul loch, Glenn, Harrison, M' Millan, Henebery, Jas. Napper, Luke, Coto, H. Napper, Gerrand, Thomson and Lett. Correspondence. From Messrs J. C. Dahisen and Co., Ljairnsdale, stating that they could book the society the s.s. Gippaland for an excursion from Bairnsdale on the 11th March. They, however, would not be able to run from Sale on that day, as the firm had an excursion on the 12th inst., and would not be able to get back from Sale In time. However, at present every other Wednesday or Thursday in March was available for an excursion either from Sale or nilirnsdale. The coat of the Gipps land's charter was £40 fronm Sale to Lakes' Entrance, or £35 from Bairns dale to the Entrance. (A later letter front the firm stated that they could book the society for the 10th March.) From tae Railway Department, stati...
OLD LODGE MEMBERS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 January 1914
OLD LODGE MEMBERS. At a reunion of pioneer members of the Loyal Ballarat Lodge M.UI.O.O.F, it was stated that there were 11 mem bers who- had belonged .to the lodge for 50 years or more. Among those present were Messrs. S Trend, aged :86 years; with. GS years'.membership; T. Stevenson; -83 years , with 61 years' membershlip J. Nunn s0 years, with 56 years' membership:. A. Kay, 76 years, -with 52 years' membership; J. Milliett, 76 years, with 51 years' mem bership. It was stated that in 1875 there were 412 members, of whom only 40 now remained. The present membership is 475, which includes one member 88 years old, who has drawn £563/6/ S in benefits during the last 21 years, or a total of .£661/6/8 since he joined the lodge. The case is 4uoted as an evidence of the advan tage of belonnging to a friendly society,
DISTRICT NEWS. PROSPECT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 January 1914
DISTRICT NEW '. PROSPECT. The fourth working-bee organised at the resort this season to improve the Prospect-road was out on Friday. Op orations were carried out on Rubble stone Flat between Mr. Chas. Flint's and the late Mr. H. Thomas s. The track was solid enough here, but narrow, ant dangerous at night, as well as hopeless in the event of a horse bolting. Some of the big trees on the fringe of It were liable at any time to have their limntbs torn down by the wind and hurled on the track, and, with the increased tralic now on the road, it was considered safer to have them removed. Friday's bee fell in for a tough job. For five or six incites below the surface the earthwork was complosedl of tine hard gravel or rutbble. The nmattocks had to be driven hard to make any im pression on it, while the spades could not make any. After penetrating the gravel a hard clay was encountered, and the men engaged in taking out the big trees that were operated on had hard work to perform. In sandy...
FIRBANK Brighton Church of England Girls' SCHOOL. Proprietors: The Diocesan Board of Education. HEAD MISTRESS: M. M. CAMERON, M.A., Dip. Ed. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 January 1914
FIRBANK Brighton Church of England Girls' SCHOOL. Proprietors: The Diocesan Board of Education. HEAD MISTRESS: M. M. CAM ERON, M.A., Dip. Ed. The School, which is close to the Brighton Station and within easy dis tance of the sea, is beautifully situ ated in three acres of ground, and is provided with baseball and basket ball 1ields, and two tennis courts. The school-house has been built recently, and is constructed on the most mod ern lines of school architecture. There is also a well-equipped Boarding house in the grounds, where a lim Ited number of boarders is taken. Boarders are under the direct super vision of the Head Mistiess, who is assisted by a trained nurse. The school curriculum covers a thorough course from the Sub-Primary grade to the Senior Public Examination of the University of Melbourne. Spe cial courses are arranged for girls not entering for examinationis:- The head mistress is asisted by a large staff of University Graduates and a visit Ing mistress.