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The West Gippsland Gazette. WARRAGUL, JULY 26, 1898. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 26 July 1898
untst eppstano SWAIIRRAGUL, JULY 26, 1898. The most casual observer wARRAGUL must notice signs of ON THE returning prosperity to UP-GRADE. the township of Warragul. Things, of course, are by no means "booming." And it is just as well that they are not. The ex perience of the past has convinced all thoughtful men that booms are simply artificial inflations, and must be more or less speedily followed by a most unpleasant reaction. The only genuine and abiding form of prosperity is that which grows by slow degrees. The tortoise moves at a very leisurely pace, but its efforts are sustained, and by gradual effort it eventually reaches its destination. The development of an era of prosperity for Warragul and its neighboring shires may prove a long and tedious process, but the very tardiness of the movement is the best guarantee of its stability. A year or so ago house and landed property were at a discount. To-day there is scarcely a vacant dwelling in the township, and land is firmer tha...
INTENDING SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 26 July 1898
INTENDING SUBSCRIBERS. We find that many of our friends, to whom we have sent specimen copies, take it for granted that we are placing their names upon our subscribers list. On Saturday a gentleman from Darnuln, called at the "Gazette" office, expressed himself as being very pleased with the paper, and said he looked for its arrival regularly now. On referring to our sub scribers list, however, we said, " But your name is not on our list, you cannot have sent us an order for the paper." "Order," he replied, "'Oh, no, I didn't bother to cut that order form out of the paper, I thought you would know that I should want the " Gazette." It is possible that many of our friends may "think the same," but as we cannot divine their thoughts and wishes, and to prevent dis appointment, we should be glad if all those who wish the " Gazette" sent to them will intimate the fact to us by post card or by sending the order form on page S. Subscribers can commence at any time in the quarter. and will ...
A COMPROMISE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 26 July 1898
A COMPROMISE. "It will be a dear little home," she said softly. "With a: dear little mistress." We'd just bleen over the house. "I'll try. Jtack. It's a good omen that we've agreed about everything, - is'nt "Ye-s. iOh yes!" I had agreed with her. you see. "You're laughing at me. I did agree to what you wanted w\hen you had a distinct Ipreference. Jlack. At least' I tileant to. And I suggested that nice little smoking room. And--" "Of course. you did. dear." I haven't many "distinct ptreferetnces" in such things. I may observe. "I will let you alter anything you want to. I slhouldn't like to be selfish about oulr--lome." -1 knew site wouldn't. "I wouldn't alter any of your :urrainge iloIuts on ily account. Cis." "Outt arrangements." she corrected. "We did agree about everythin, .really, didn't we" "Except the breakfast room manlltel picte." I 'oulltn't Ihelp tensing her a little. "Oh. well. we agr'eed about ihat. real ly. didn't we. Jack? Except--" "\Well " T wa-s obliged to laugh, a...
OUR MINING INDUSTRY THE CROSSOVER DISTRICT. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 26 July 1898
OUR MINING INDUSTRY THE CROSSOVER DISTRICT. (BY CiaEsus.) Amnioigs tthe numerous ihteresting items of local intelligence there are not many that will be read with greater interest-particularly -by those. of my readers who are interested in the legitimate development of our rnuieral resources-than the subject of this article. venture to assert, one of the richesti alluvial tracts dis;covered in Gippsland West. Many miles of country were prospected and opened up by the and the auriferous deposits generally met with in the drift, within a depth of 5, 10, 15, to 30 feet from 'the surface. I am speaking of the Cross over only. Other' parts of the district vary in depth from the surface from 00 to 110 feet. It is to be regretted thit no record of the alluvial gold won was kept, from which one could give any reliable data as to the amount of gold obtained front the shallow alluvial deposits in and around Crossover. However, the numerous reefs that doubtless shed the gold are left intact. I...
SMUT IN OATS. AN EFFECTIVE PREVENTITIVE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 26 July 1898
SMUT IN OATS. AN EFFECTIB PI(EVENTITIVE. The experiments to prevent smut in oats carried on List year at one of the stations in the United States showed that sprinkling the seed with a solution of either lysol or forumalin entirely prevented the smut. When the seed was sprini;led with a solution of potassium sulphide a very small precentage of smut appeaxred. In some tests in soaking the seed it was found that 8-10 of 1 per cent. solution of lysol prevented smut when the seed vwas soaked one hour and 2-10 of one per cent solution of formalin one hour prevented any smut. None of the treatments in jured the seed in the least.
WAS IT A RABBIT? A DROUIN INCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 26 July 1898
WAS IT A RABBIT ? A DROU1N INCIDENT. Whilst at Drouin a week or two ago Mr. Robert 3M1Farlane obtained con clusive evidence of the existence of rabbits in that locality, but he thinks it is too wet for them to thrive well. A local landholder, when asked by 'Mr. M'Farlano if there were any rabbits about Drouin, declared ther,' were not, but whilst they travellc., along the road Mr. M'Farlane came across what le believed to be a rabbit burrow. His Drouin friend ridiculed the idea, but undertook to put on some of his men to dig out the burrow. That was done and a rabbit obtained. Then he declared it was a hare, but Mr. M'Farlane being positive it was a, rabbit, got a gun and shot a hare disturbed in the open paddock. A comparison of the hare and rabbit con vinced him of his error and now he admits there are rabbits at D)rouin. MIr. M'Farlane on another occasioei came across a rabbit's nest wit' i, a number of young ones in it, but . y were dead, having probably been killed. by the cold...
CULTIVATION OF FLAX. THE GOVERNMENT BONUS RENEWED. LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY FOR AGRICULTURE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 26 July 1898
CULTIVATION OF FLAX. THE GOVERNMENT BONUS RENEWED. LETTER FROM TIE SECRETARY FOR AGRICULTURE. Having heard that the Government intended to renew the offer of a bonus for the cultivation of flax this season, we wiote to Mr. D. E. Martin, Sec retary for Agriculture, and inquired for particulars for the information of local farmers. The reply is as fol lows: Departnment of Agriculture, Melbourne, 19th July, 1898. To the Proprietors of the IVest Gippsland Gentlemen.--In .teply to your letter of 10th inst. re bonus for flax cultivation, I beg to inform you that applications must in the first instance Ie mtiade oni the enclosed formt for approval. The crop has to be successfully cultivated aml lhar vested and converted into tilre or oil. The bonus is .t2 per acre up to 50 acres. I amn having slips printed of the various products for which bonus will be allowed, and will forward copies when available. Yours, &c., E. G. I)mFFUS, For Secretary for Agriculture. The "enclosed form " re...
SPORTING. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 26 July 1898
SPORTING. The match between Warragul and Drouin, which was played on the former club's ground, proved one of the most exciting matches played this season, the home team securing the victory by six points. Scores: WVarra gul, 4 goals 10 behinds; Drouin, 4 goals 4 behinds. The Half-Holiday Club had a very easy task to defeat Brandy Creek, and succeeded in putting up the record number of points for the season viz., 8 goals 22 behinds-against their opponents, who obtained only one goal. The following table shows the posi tions of the clubs competing for the West Gippsland Football Association Premiership : Matches. Points. Clubs. ° Half-Holiday ...9 7 1 1 32 0 Drouin .... 9 1 32 20 Brandy Creek ... 9 4 0 1 32 20 Yarragon .9 54 0 i 32 20 Warragul ... 9 4 1 32 18 Efforts are being made to arrange a match betweeu the South Melbourne Club aud team selected from the clubs in the West Gippsland Football Asso tion. Next \\'cdnesday s football lixtures are :--IIalf-loliday v. Yarragon, at Warra...
THE GIPPSLAND PROVINCE ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 26 July 1898
THE GIPPSLAND PROVINCE ELECTIONS. It is definately stated that the pro posed opposition to the re-election of Mr E. J. Crooke for the Gippsland Province has been abondoned. Mr P. Brennam, of Woodside, whose rame has been freely mentioned as a prob bale candidate, states that he would not oppose MIr Crooke, but will contest the seat later on. A bill to amend the Local Government Act in the direction of ensuring payment of wages due to employcs of munmicipal contractors is to be introduced by Messrs Kennedy and Graham in the Legislative Assembly. It is provided that before dis charging their obligations to contractors councils may require them to make a statutory declaration showing that they have paid theirworkinen.
SALE OF CATTLE IN PRIVATE YARDS. A TEST CASE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 26 July 1898
SALE OF CATTLE IN PRIVATE YARDS. A TEST CASE. A case of importance to shire coun cils was commenced at the Lillydale Court on Friday, when the Lillydale shire council proceeded against Thomas Sweetnaim, auctioneer, (trading as Thomas Sweetnam and Co.), for the recovory of dues and tolls on all cattle sold in privrte yards. This action arose on account of the corporation yards at Lillydale being discarded by auctioneers in preference to those owned by other persons, and for a lengthy period no revenue has been derived from sales conducted locally and at Rlinlgwood. Council's opinion was sought, and a by-law was adopted demanding an impost on all beasts deposed of, the task of collection being left to the selling firm. D)efendant did not alpear, and an adjournment was made until Friday next to secure the attendance of Mr J. Keogh, P.IM., as several of the justices are interested in the proceedings.
THE LINE CONDEMNED. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 26 July 1898
THE LINE CONDEMNED. A writer in the Cranbourne Herald, who hlas studied the proposal in a rational spirit and worked things out on a commercial basis, says:- " I have before. me an account of the discussion, as .reported in: the " South Gippsland Express," which took phlce at the uin Bumln Council meeting at Drouin. The subject was introduced by a deputation from Poo wong East, but the councillors did not view .the proposal with any friendly eye. Cr Notman said there was no chance of the line paying, and others took this view. The only one who did say a word in favour of the line was C'r Webb, who made use of an argument that there was good land at Ya:lnathan and L tang Lang through which the line passed. But, Sir, both the Yannathan and Lang Lang districts are already served, anl to make a third line would only result in diverting traffic at present carried on the Great Southern line. So strong was the feeling against suporting the line in h]uln Buln Shire that even although the Pr...
A YARN FROM KLONDYKE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 26 July 1898
A YARN FROM KLONDYKE. A fire broke out in the cabini of Zillah and Baker on No. 2. Gold Bottom Creek, which was burned to the ground, the estimate damage being 2,000 dollars. There was a five-gallon oil can in the room nearly filled with dust and nuggets. A peculiar incident in connection with the fire is deserv ing mention. Mr. Zillah owned a shot gun-before the police took it from him-and 10 or 15 lbs of shot. This shot he put in a sack and laid it upon the firm's can of dust. During the fire the shot melted and ran in upon the gold to such an extent as to make it unegotiable. They will ship the stuff to San Francisco and have it smelted. The mildweatheris having a very appre ciable effect upon the crops at Pakenham. Along the main Gembrook.road, particuo larly, there are some magnificent oat crops, fully 1ft. high.
MINING. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 26 July 1898
MINING. The productive qualities of the West Australian fields continue to be shown by the frequent arrival in Melbourne of large parcels of gold consigned to various banks. The steamer Inna mincka, of the Adelaide S.S. Co.,s line, which reacned the wharf the other morning, brought 6,233oz, of gold.
AGRICULTURAL NOTES SOUTH GIPPSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 26 July 1898
AGRICULTURAL NOTES SOUTH GIPPSLAND. As the season advances most of us be. come more hopeful of escaping the dis aster of loss of stock. Although there are some farmers who are losing severely, it is in many instances their own fault in not providing fodder by purchase. It is almost incredable to outsiders how much the " penny-wise and pound foolish" stupidity prevails among our farmers. You will meet men who bewail the loss of good cows from want of feed, and whose bank account is equal to the call without undue depletion, calmly watching their stock succumb day by day, without for a moment thinking it is their duty to pre vent it by a small sacrifice in returning to the poor animals a small modieum of their earnings. In these cases our sympathies are with the cattle. That grand motto in farming, " That it is the liberal hand that maketh rich" is entirely ignored, These remarks do not apply exclusively to our Gippslanders. Some of our wealthiest, or reputedly so, landholders are not...
POOWONG AND JEETHO. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 26 July 1898
POOIWONG AND JEETHIO. Mr Rose announces that he will contest the Jeetho riding at the en suing elections, and AIr John Eadie, Jumnbunna, is in the field against the retiring member, AIr Gerrand. The names of Messrs Scott, and Smith are still mentioned as candidates for the Korumburra riding, and Mr Tal bot Adkins, of Strezlecki, is definitely announced. For the Poowong riding MAr Treadwell is likely to have a walk over.
BULN BULN SHIRE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 26 July 1898
BULN BULN SHIRE. Ex-Councillor Currie announces that he is a candidate for the suffrages of the south riding ratepayers in op position to the retiring representative, Cr Aikman, who, it is assumed, will seek re-election. Cr Currie states that in 1895 he announced his determin ation of contesting this election No further developments have tran spired in the centre riding, and appear ances indicate that Cr Kennedy will have a walk over. In the north riding there appears to be a generally ex pressed wish that ex-Councillor Lacey should fill the seat which will be vac ated by Cr Barr. Mr Lacey has interests in two or three parts of the riding, and ratepayers undoubtedly have full confidence in his ability and integrity. Few public men enjoy such confidence, and ex-Councillor Lacey will doubtless feel gratified that his previous efforts in public matters have met with the approval of the people. He can scarcely ignore such a call to office, and indeed there is ground for assuming that he...
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 26 July 1898
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH. Tue Rev. Canon Fulford preached at St. Paul's church on Sunday even ing, and selected for his discourse, as an illustration of faith, the narrative of the gentile mother, pleading to Christ for the relief of her daughter who was possessed of an evil spirit. The rev. gentleman said that in order to gain some respite from the persecution of the Pharisees, Christ had journeyed to the borders of Tyre and Sydon, but the faith of the woman, led her to follow him there. By granting her request, Christ broke down the walls of prejudice and bias which existed between Jew and Gentile, and set an example to all men to live in brotherly love and unity. This incident also exemplified the power of prayer. All parents should pray for their children, and when they could do no other ser vice for their fellow men, they could at least always pray for them. On Sunday morning next Holy Communion will be celebrated, and in the evening Canon Fulford will deliver an address from the text...