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Personal. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
Personal Miss-Myrtle Boyle, A.L.C.M., of Melbourne, is giving a recital of i singing in Warrnambool shortly, I and intends teaching there. She I will also teach at Port Fairy if she can get a sufficient number of pu pils. All intending pupils can get information re fees etc. by communicating with Miss Boyle, c-o Mrs- Long, "Korongah," Port Fairy. Mr P. A. McAnulty, now a .esi dent of Moorabool-street, refers to Geelong as a hive of industry, rush and bustle. Mr Joe Stretch, a former resi dent of Port Fairy, is doing well at contract work at Drumeondra, a newly-built suburb, part of West Geelong. Mrs J. M. Humphreys (formerly of the Star of the West hotel), has purchased from Mr Geo. R. Carter, the furniture, goodwill and effects of the well-known Koroite Inn, Coleraine. Mrs Humphreys takes possession to-morrow week. The residents of Yea sent Sergeant Seddon (now of Colac) a gold watch and albert as a mark of their esteem.. Mr Percy Jones will adjudicate in the Sydney band contests. ...
Portland Pars. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
Portland Pars. The captain of the steamer Eumeralla was fined 40s and costs for selling liquor whilst the steamer was at the pier. The annual show of the Portland P. and A. society will be held on February 11. Excursion trains will be run as usual from Casterton and Coleralne, stopping at all sta tions. General entries close on February 2, and schedules may be Sobtained from the secretary, Mr G. t H. Bennett, Town Hall, Portland. The jetty extension work is pro ceeding satisfactorily. Teamsters apparently have no trouble in main taining a full supply of piles. The sheltersheds erected by the Progress Association are proving a boon to visitors. A few swings that would be available at all times would also add to the attractions of the beach. It was unnecessary for the local borough council to write to any other seaside resorts for rules and regulations. Only one rule is re quired, viz., "Every bather shall be decently attired." The fishing industry is stillPort land,s best stand-by, a...
Commercial. PORT FAIRY RETAIL MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
Commercial. PORT FAIRY RE~TAIL MARKET. s.d. s.d. Butter, per lb (separator) 11 1 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, per lb ... 1 3 1 4 Flour, per bag ... 15 0 16 Wheat, per bushel ... 4 6 4 9 Sugar, 701b bag .. 16 0 17 0 Bran, per bushel ... 1 1 1 2 Pollard, per bushel ... I 1 1 2
AN EXTRAORDINARY WILL. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
AN EXTRAORDINARY WILL. At an inquest held recently at Mas terton (New Zealand) on the body of Mr. Robert J. Ewington, one of the most remarkable wills on record was produced. A witness stated that when he arrived at the spot where deceased was found Ewington asked him to get his field-glass case and rifle. The dy ing man said: "I have written on them," and asked witness to read the writing to him, Deceased then asked witness to copy the 'writing and send it to his brother Charles at Masterton. The writing on the field-glass case, which had been scratched with a piece of wire or a nail, was as follows: "Look after Maudie and the child ren. Look after things, Will. H. ap point R. Dagg and Charley.-(Signed) Bob.": On the same case were scratched the words, "Hard luck!--Bob." On the butt of the rifle there were scratch ed these words: )ear Charley,-Give Will Harding every chance, and he will help Maude and my family. Put him on the right road.-(Signed) Bob." There were also scratched on...
TAXING BACHELORS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
T(AXING DACHELOLS. In Memphis, Tenn.,. bachelors are taxed to maintain a summer house for sick babies and their mothers. The amount of the tax is determined by the "income, eligibility, and general attractiveness of said bachelor, due deductions being made for overweight, baldness, loss of one eye, and general disposition." The usual tax assessed is five dollars, which is collected in the following manner. The law provides that "no unmarried male arrived at the age of twenty-one years shall be allowed on the streets of Memphis af ter 9 o'clock p.m., or to court, visit, or accompany an unmarried woman to any place of amusement," unless he has paid the tax. He must prejent a bachelor's licence on demand of any unmarried woman, married man, or police officer. If he can't or won't, he is.liable to a fine of twenty-five to fifty dollars. A number resisted payment and were brought before the police magistrate and fined double the amount of the tax, Now everybbdy is paying cheerfully. Life...
WIT AND HUMOR. The Colonel's Moral Sense. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
WIT AND HUMOR. The Colonel's Moral Sense. Apropos of a scandal in the New York Bar, Bishop Winston C. Ruther ford told the following story: The morals of the New York Bar s,eem to be about like the morals of-. Colonel Byrne, no better and no worse. ..Colonel Byrne, a Kentuckian, de fended a man for murder. It was tes-, tified that this man murdered a wo man on the night of August 20. Two or three witnesses saw the deed. It was committed under the milky light of a full moon. The witnesses were able to iden tify the defendant on account of the brilliance of the moonlight. The de fendant could not prove an alibi, and things looked pretty ibad for him. But at this point Colonel Byrlie pro dueed an almanac showing that on the night in question there had been no moon whatever. Thereupon a great laugh resounded through the court room, and the defendant was speedily acquitted. "Colonel," said the defendant, after wards, "how much do I owe you?" "You owe me," the Colonel answer ed, "five hun...
A BERESFORD IN WAR-TIME. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
A BERESFORD IN WAR-TIME. The Beresfords have all been fa mous -for the courage that borders on reckiessness. Lord William Beres iorl served in the Zulu War in 1IbT, winning the V.C., and .in his book, 'Campaigns of a War Correspondent," Air. Melton Prior relates some striking stories of him: In the retreat Lord William Beres ford, turning around, saw the four legs of a avhite horse' kicking in the air, KfialiGslg at once that it belonged to one of our men, he rode straight for it, and found that the horse had been shot and that the rider had fallen halft stunned. "Get up!" Lord William said to the man, but he seemed to dazed to an swer; whereupon Lord William said, "I.f you don't .get up at once I will jump down and punch ybur head!" -at which the man did rise slowly. Lord-William succeeded in helping him on to the horse behind him; once mounted, the man clutched Beresford around the waist, and so they gallop ed off. All the time this was taking place the Zulus Were firing from a do...
Avoiding Eye-Strain. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
Avoiding Eye-Strain. - Eye-strain is said to be largely a. defect of civilisation. To counteract it,' children should be encouraged to use>. their eyes at long range. A teacher who has a surprisingly small amount of eye-strain among her pupils attri butes it to her practice of making thel scholars drop their work at the end of each hour and look out of the win dow. There is a contest as to who can see the farthest. This rests and t'ains the eyes and teaches observa tion. A woman who does fine sewing for her living found her eyes strained and weak. She was advised to drop her sewing every half-hour and look for i. minute into space. Relief was' quick, and the eye-strain disappeared. Short-sighted people who hold their book or work close will ease eye strain 'and lengthen their vision if they frequently remove their glasses end look at some object on the hori zon. The long-distance training will not, however, relieve eye-strain that comes from astigmatism, reckless dis regard of th...
Impure Air and Scrofula. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
Impure Air and Scrofula. The atmosphere of all rooms should be frequently renewed by proper ven tilation. The lest method of accom iiishing this has been for many years a subject closely studied by sanitar ians. In rooms, and especially in bed rooms, the fireplace should always be ieft unclosed. The windows should be pulled down from the top, and up from the bottom. All rooms, and es pecially sleeping apartments, should oe well aired during the day. Impure air in bedrooms is considerd by emin ent:medical authorities to be one of the most potent causes of consumption and scrofula. A well-known French physician who has devoted mucth at tention to studies of this nature says: "It will often be found, on examina tion, that scrofulous diseases are caused by vitiated air, and it is not always necssary that there should have been a prolonged stay in such an atmosphere. Only a few- hours each day is sufficient; and a person may live in a most healthy district, pass the greater part of each ...
DAIRYING. WHY WASH THE UDDER? [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
DAIRYING. 'WHYWASH THE UDDER? Therb are many points in 'clean dairying which, if observed closely, would obviate milk contamination, and consequent complaints about in ferior cream and butter. Here are some points of advice: Washing the cow's udder is fre cuently necessary. Should the pad dock in which the-cows have been accustomed to lie down during the night be. not clean-very few are clean enough-then the udders should be washed before milking. Cows for aging in 'unclean places, especially during drought, render washing their udders imperative. The cowiv-yard is usually muddy in some degree during wet weather. As the cow walks to and from the bail she generally makes a beaten path, and when wet this track becomes a continuous manure track. The cow kicks up on '.to the udder pieces of this contaminated soil, and the udder is ~'us unclean when milking time begins. The milker's hands are often a fruitful source of milk contamination during the operation of milking. The damp, dirty h...
Mutual Secrets. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
Mutual Secrets. "I didn't want to come here in the first place," confided the first guest at the expensive hotel In a 'well-knowvn winter holiday resort on the South Coast, "No more did I," replied the second "but my wife insisted on my cominig.". "So did mine," said the first. "She said we had to come just because the Smithsons were coming, although I simply told her we could not afford the expensd." "Andthat's what I said," explained the second, "but my wife said we had to come because the Brownsonswere coming." "Why, look here, my name is Brownson." "And mine is Smithson." Then the two men shook one an other warmly by the hand. Each high achievement is a sign and token of the whole nature's pos; slbility. What a piece of:the man was fortlat shining moment it is the duty of the whole man to be ?aways. He is -the truly :ourageous ma who never desponds. +"++? -5-- -' +? -+ ? I· . ·;"+,+ +.+
IN FANNY BURNEY'S GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
IN FANNY BURNEY'S GARDEN. An amusing account of the horti cultural pursuits-and ine'ptitude-of General d'Ar'olay, the French emigre who became Fanny Burhey's hus band, is given in an article in the "Cornhill" by Sir Henry Lucy: The young couple began their mar ried life in apartments in a farm nouse on the summit of Bagden Hill. fhence they moved to a somewhat larger cottage at Bookham. Finally, when "Camilla" proved a financial success, they built themselves a nolise on the outskirts of Norbury Park, known during their residence as "Camilla Cottage." From the first, 1M. d'Arblay, con scious of inadequacy to bear nis tair snare in the 'wherewithal for meeting the cost of the little housefoli, te veloped a fearsome frenzy for gar dening. - Pursuit of the vocation lu volvea him in delightfully ludicrous dilemmas. Writing under date April, 1794, from the cottage at Bookham, the young wife says: "lhink of our horticultural shock last week when Mrs. Bailey, our land iady, entreated him n...
HEALTH NOTES. The Evil of Late Suppers. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
HEALTH NOTES. The Evil of Late Suppers. Late or heavy suppers are a conm mon cause of insomnia, especially that form of it in which people fall into a heavy sleep, only to awake with a start an hour or two later and find themselves unable to sleep again until early morning perhaps. Digestion comes almost to a dead stop during sleep, so that sufficient time should be allowed for the last meal to be dis posed of before the hour for retiring. Phis interval should be two hours at least, which meatit tlat half-past eight is as a rule late enough for the. evening meal. In any case,, the food which is taken then ought to be of a light nature, and not include pork, cold meat, or aify otheri' article of diet which is slow of digestion. Coffee and strong tea are unsuitable at this aour, as" they tend to cause sleep lessness. Cocoa, made with water, is 2 much better beVerage for use wvith l e evening meal or after it.
Too Much for the Ghost. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
Too Much for the Ghost. Archbishop Thomson once "laid" a ghost in a very simplelway.: Staying at a country house with traditions of a family ghost, he was put up for the night in the "haunted chamber." In the morning his hosts were anx ious to knlow if he had seen anything. I "Oh, yes," he replied; "about twelve I o'clock I heard a knock at the door. I I said, 'Come in, come in.' " "And did he come?" "Yes; an old sallow-looking inan." "Yes, that is our ghost! What did you do?" "I got out of bed and asked if he belonged to the house. He nodded as sent. I asked 'him if he 'ere a par ishioner. He nodded again. Then I said, 'I am anxious to build some new schools; will you give me. a subscrip tion?' He disappeared and I saw him no more!" o The teacher was addressiig his pu pils on the subjects of laziness and idleness. He drew a terrible picture of the habitual loafer-the man who dis likes work and who 'begs for all he gets. "Now; John," said tlhe teacher to a little boy 'who had been v...
Too True. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
Too True. There is.a happy mean in every thing. It is said that a-shrewd old lady heard her married daughter say: '"If my husband doesn't do such and such a thing, he'll find himself in hot water." "My child," said the old lady, "a man i, like an egg. Kept in hot water I a little while he may boil soft, but keep him there long and he hardens!"
DAIRYING SUGGESTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
DAIRYiNG SUGGESTIONS. The followving suggestions are the experience. of Mr. W. M. Rider, of the Winona Agricultural -College, U.S.A.: Test your herd for economic produc tion. Weigh milk from each cow night and morning, one day each month. Take samples of each milking and: test it for butter fat. Knowing the milk and fat given in one day, use these figures as an aver age day's production for the current month, and, by multiplying the milk and fat produced by the number of days in the mouth, you obtain the total amount of milk and butter fat (in pounds) produced for one month. Weigh feed fed on day of test, and from the cost of each feed figure the cost of feed fed each cow on day of test. From Ihe daily cost of feed per cow, compute the cost:of her feed for one month. If the milk is sold as milk, compute the. value of each cow's-milk for the month at the market price received. Knowing the money value of each cow's milk for the month, and the cost of her feed, one can find the net-val...
DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHICK. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
D*EVELOPMENT OF THE CHICK. Present-day poultry science gives I these facts in the development of the chick: Twelve hours after incubation has begun the lineaments of the head and body are discovered. Close observa tuun has found Lne heart to ,beat ..y the close of the day. At the end of 48 hours two vesicles of blood are distinguished, pulsations of which are visible. At the fiftieth hour an auricle of the heart appears. At the end of 70 hours undistinguished wings, and on the head two bubbles for the brain, one for the bill, and two oth ers for the fore-part and the hinder part of the head. The liver appears towards the fifth day. At the end of 131 hours the first voluntary motion is observed. Seven hours later the lungs and stomach become visible, and the intestines, the loins, and the upper jaw are seen at the end of 142 hours. The seventh day the brain, which is slimy, begins to have some consistence. At the 190th hour of incubation the bill opens, and the flesh appears on the b...
DIRECTORY. Compiled from Notices in our Advertising Columns. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
DIRECTORY. Compiled from Notices in our Advertising rColumns. Stationers and Fancy Goods. Misses Walker and Lugg, Sackv ille-st. Auctaoneers, d~c. J. B. Holden and Co. M. Deveretx O'Brien Bros. March and Taylor J. Orawtord, Wagga Wagga Drapers and Clothiers Gray and Co, Bank street W. J. Tyler, Cox-street E. C. Robinson, Sackville-street. Grocers and Generac ?Merchant : Cutting and Boyd, S.ckville-street WV, J. Tyler Gray and Co. Bank street eowell and Sons, Sackville street Tailors : T. H. Storey, Sackvi!le-street. W. George, Sackville Street Insurawnce Agents: Gazette Office, Sackville.street J, B. Holden and Co. Uderetaker : wm. Rundeil, William-street Guyett and Sons, Sacklville-streeJt
ORDINARY TELEGRAMS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 15 January 1914
ORDINARIY TELEGRAMS. Town and suburban, within prescribed limits, or within fifteen miles from the send ing station, including address and signatnurs not exceeding sixteen words) 9d. Each additional word, id. Other places withiu 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 jd per word. Double the foregoing rates to be chalged for trausmission of telegrams on Sunday Christmas Day, and Good Friday, and fo. urgent telegrams. The foregoing rates are excolusive of port age bcharges.