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With Good Reason. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
With Good Reason. After being injured by a bull of p?e culiarly savage termper, a farmer wa. under a doctor's care for a colsider able time, and thereby incurred heavy bill for medical attendance. When he was almost well, one c his old friends, who had called upc him, congratulated him on looking s. well after such a long illness. "Lboking well!" echoed the farme. "I ought to be looking well. There': been nearly fifty pounds spent in pairs on me lately, and I'm not finishm., yet!"
LIFE'S LITTLE IRONY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
LIFE'3 i ITTLE IRONY. Two men eat on the verandah of a hotel at a fashionable resort. A sp?nl ef confidence, born of good dining an' an uncommon stroke of luck whh J both had shared, made them somewhu. communicative.. "Ah!" said the more gentlemanly lookingof the two. "One more month and I go home to the best mother mal ever had." "I envy you," sardohlezdly smiled the other. "I never had a mother!" "Sorry for you, old man!" said tht first speaker, "I never knew m) father, but from my earliest remem brance my mother has been father ani mother both. Every good, every plea sure I have known came from her love and care for me." "And I," answered his companion "only know the name of mother to de apise it. I owe my very existence iL my baby years to the care of my pool broken-hearted father, who, while bat tling with poverty and starvation. nursed me like a woman. He often told me how he married a beautiful girl of superior station to his own. and when sickness and. poverty fnl' upon him,...
Hard, Indeed! [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
Hard, Indeedl The other evening, wihil. taking a sitroll with a friand, a railor tapped a gentleman on the shoulder and in qiired If he would buy some calk' tohacco. Being rather partial to a pipe, the gentleman inquired how much he had got, and the price. "About a pound,". said the sailor mah; "and you can ha'e, it for two shillings." And he pulled four stcihs out of his pocket. "Th', ie?;t golden leaf," he said; "I boug lt it at Cal. cutta." T'rhe gentleman bought it, and con sidered hlie had a bargain When he got .home he showed hb. purchase to some frlcnrla, and :iv!,ed them to trysa pipe. One ef ibnm tnt: a plug and started to cut a pipeful. "It ought to be good." he rnmarlced: "it's hard enough. r've spoiled mn knife trying to cut It." A little more effort disclosed a thiclk piece of woodl, with some tnb,.cco-l:na pasted on to it. The gentleman is now looking out for the sailor-man!"
PIG INDUSTRY. WHY THE HOG IS THE BEST MONEY MAKER. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
PIG INDUSTRY. WHY THE I-IOG IS THE BEST MONEY MAKER. A subscriber to the American " Swineherd" asks why the editor claims that the pig is the greatest money maker of all farm amnimals, and is thus answered: This statement is not often questioned. It is acknowledged by most people Who have given it any consideration. The pig is the ecor.qmica[ cog iii the farm operatio, :IlIe is a con server of waste, a gleaner in the fields, a helper of the farmer in addition to lis bank balance. Because of his saving qualities, he has been denominated as the " gentleman that pays the rent for the household; ;the mortgage litter tor ~the farmer." ,At times when the wheat crop was an over production, and the prices were down low, the pig was used to ~narket wheat. He has done his part in convert ing the by-product of the dairy and creamery into a merchantable article through his stomach. Pigs take care bt the by-product. of dis tilleries, and the beet sugar plants and of the dirty garbage of the citi...
Colonial Life. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
Colonial Lie. The son of a well-known peer, on a recent visit to a benighted section of a West Australian State, was rhitlin: along the banks of the river thati waters that section, and hlthough hr had gone some twenty miles or so She had not in all that di;stance no tir.ed a single fisherman. Meeting a rman lounging near the stream, he ask. ed: "Why doesn't someone fish in tb!e river?" "Ain't no fish," was the laconic re sponse of the nativeo. "No fish in such a beautiful rivet as this!" exclaimed the astonished tra veller. "Why not?" The native lazily shifted his position and answered:" '!Stranger, ef you could git outer this I:ountry- as easy as a fish can, do you reckon you'di be here?"
WATERSIDE WORKERS. A POLICY OF HAMPERING TRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
WATERSIDE WORKERS. -- ? ... A POLICY OF HAMPERING TRADE. The acting secretary of the Waterside Workers' Federation, Mr. Morris, issued the following message to -ll branches on Satur day : "The council, having carceully ;considered the position created by the retusal' of the Shipowners' to grant any concessions, have dcci dect upon a pohcy, and call upon tile branches to loyally adhere tthereto. '' That in pursuance of this po hlcy the council has decide:d that uintil further instructions, on and after February 9, no overtime is to be 'worked by any nimember ot t he Federation, ind that the hours otf labor tbe trom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each dclay, and 8 a.m. till noon on Saturday. " That we recommend the bran iches to ensure a IFiJr distribition ct the work amongst their members. This is a repetition of the Syd ncy " lazy strike," and lhas been determined on with the object of iampering the ship owners, and compelling them to grant the nm crease in wages demanded by 'the unions. The latt...
When He Dissembled. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
When He Dissembled. "Augustus," said an anxious witr, look me in the eye and answer me one question. Have you ever deceived me about anything?" "Well, Mary Ann," her husband re sponded, after much hesitation. "I must confess that I have not been al together frank. On numeras occa sions I have dissembled to tre extent of trying to appear far more amiable than I really felt!" Reporter (to the editor): The man ager of the Royal Theatre demands a denial of our statement that rotten eggs were thrown at the troupe which played in his house last night. Editor: I suppoPse we ougk? tr .-t1 for him. Just say that the eggs ie-e strictly fresh. Visitor (to yokel In a IDevonshire village): How far do you say it is to Dawlish? Yokel (grinning horribly): About folve mile. Visitor: I don't think it can be as far as all that. Yokel: Ah, szlr, but the road do wind a terrible lot Visitor: Well, how far should you 'ay it is as thecrow files? Yokel: Doan't know, sir; I was nero tool enough to try to go ...
A Treasure Hunt. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
A Treasure Hunt. In a crowded tramiar one day, t wag purposely dropped a half-penny and picking it up again quickly, hi asked the otner passengers if any ol them had dropped a sovereign. One of the passengers excitedly re plied: "Yes, yes; I have!" "Very well, then," said the wag "here's a half-penny of it. Let'slooL for the other nineteen shillings ard elevenpeuce half-penny!" Some pieople are never satisfies They look on the dark c?le. They blame Nature for putting thorns o' their beautiful roses. How much lier ter it wquld be if they would take tht *good advice of Alphonse Carr. Wilt says: "I always thank her for havlnp put the rose on the thorn!" This b indeed looking on the bright side.
RURAL WORKERS' DEMANDS RAN ORCHARD WORKERS' STRIKE. INFLUENCE OF UNION ORGANISER. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
RURAL WORKERS' DEMANDS RAN O.RCHARD WORKERS' STRIKE. INFLUENCE U?. UNION OR GANISER. A strike occurred on Wednesday morning at \Mr. Brown's Seven Hillt SZante currant orchard. Picking was begun on /,Monday last, and 200 Vpckers are required to take off the tcrop. At knock off time on Tuesday nigt 110 (men were employed, when an orgamser tor the Austrahlian Workers' Union appeared, ana m fduc.ed nearly halt the men to strike Mr. Browni, anticipating trouble, between the union and non-umnion :men, sought the assistance of five polhce. Mr.. Brown pays his men according . to work performed, Yevery man hiaving his tally weighed but each night, and a bonus given above a certain quantity plcked. Numbers otf pickers would not agree to this method of payment, holding out for daily wages. Mr. Brown addressed the men .on Wednesday ~mnorning, when pay, ong them oft, and pointed out in stances where workers were re ceiving 10s hnctd ls per day'. 35 anen have formed a camp on the Murray river, bu...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
,G. BRBUNING & SONS, NURSERYMEN, BRI.GHTON ROAD, BT, ILDA, VIO. *:LMGEBT LAND BBS" 8T00K OF SPLATS IN THE COMMUNWUALTH OCtal[guee Post Vree. Inep la Invlital. Trn 128, Id. OTlsPorao 198, BItr d;?. GRA IN., Send me a Sample and I will let you know the best Price Obtainable. Top Prices and Prompt Cash Returns oni Wheat, Chaff, Onions, Potatoes, Oats, Etc. New and Second-hand Bags at Lowest Rates. R. FARRIN WEBB GRAIN and PRODUCE SALESMIEN, FRANKLIN ST., TRARALGON, 'PHONE 42. STUD NOTICES BALFOURS'S PRIDE WILL STAND THIS SEASON AT GLENGARRY & TRARALGON. And Travel the surrounding districts. BALFOUR'S PRIDE is a Bay colt, foa led 1908. His sire, Lord Balfour (im ported from New Zealand] ; grand sire Dr. Seddon (352 N.Z.S.B.), who won 4 firsts and two second prizes, including trst prize for sire and progeny at Ch'istchurch in 1900; g grandrire. the famous priz~ taker Vanquisher (214, N.Z S B.) won in 1886 first I prize at Leeston ; in 1895 first prze at Christchurch, 9Ad ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
Auetfoneers. A. MoLE tAN & C0., Stook, Station, Land azil Finznoial Agoents., TRARALGON. MAFFRA. MOR\VELL. MELBOURNE Sales conducted under the per sonal supervision of Mr. W. J. M'Lean. A. M'LEAN ana CO. are now. making up List of Sales for ... 1914 ... LISi OF SALES:- Feb. 11.-Plg Sale, Morwell and Tra ralgon. 13.-Morwell sheep sale. 14.-Yarragon sale. 18.-Carra3ung sale. 20.-Special sale, Toongabbie. 25: Mrs. J. Price, land, cattle, horses, etc., at Trafalgar without reserve. Mrs. Leslic's Farm, at Tyers; for Private sale. At the request of Melbourne Buy ers, and starting the moment the ,'llclbourne 'mid-day tramin arrives at Traralgon. SPECIAL SALE OF PIGS! At TRARALGON ~n?MiOR WELL. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 Starting at WIRARALGON at,?2?0 : sharp, and at MORWVELL at 2.15 sharp. A. M'LEAN tnd CO. will sell at their yards on the above date: 250 PIGS, 'including Bacon Pigs, Porkers, Backfatters, and Stores. Vendors will please book up as early as possible. Melbourne buyers are...
RABBITS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
RABBIl S. -o There was an attendance of about 20 at the meeting convened by Mr. O'ConnelL m (he mechanics' hall on Saturday night. He did not expect a large'attendance, as the tncetmng was called so that he could discuss the question with the farmers residing close in to Traralgon and Traralgon West. Mr. O'Connell opened the dis cusslon bystating that he propo sed to say something about rab bit destruction, but was disappoin ted that so few had attended. He said the rabbit was one of the most destructive pests the world haa seen. Some 12 months ago he called a meetming of farmers at 'aralfgon, with the idea Eof stlrrng up the farmers to the gravity ot the rabbit invasion, but he was only partially successful. Many of the landowners were sitting down doing nothing. They did not reahlse the danger. He knew of a place where 12'noriths' ago the land.was tree of rabbits, but now it was overrun with them, and the owner was sorry that he did not take steps early to prevent them. He (Mr. 0 ...
WHAT IS PLUCK? [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
WHAT IS PLUCKT Pluck has been defined in a great 'ariety of ways. Here are a few ot them: Silent endurance coupled with cheei ful energy. The power a man has to say "no' when he knows his wife wants him to say "yes." 'Pluck is that spirit in man which fails to understand the meaning of de spair. Fearlessness free from foolhard) ness. The heart of a.lion In the body of a man. The best remedy for despair. The force which converts an ordin. ary man into a hcrn. HIonest darlner withnlut caring. The indom:iahle "I will," before which the mountains of fear becomr niole-hills. The offsprin'r of courage and 'the mother of success. Bottledr energy. opened by the cork screw of emergency.
THE LEVYING OF BLACKMAIL. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
'HE LEVYINU OF BLACKMAIL. Some years ago a novel and nuccess Li swindle was brought to light by • he Paris police. The person implica. ted hit upon an ingenious plan of work. ing upon the guilty consciences of his fellow-creatures. With the aid of Botr tin's Paris Directory he selected a number of' vwell-known men of busi. ness, and addressed to each of them a note to the following effect:-"I will reveal all unless you send a hundred francs to J.L.. Poste Restante, Paris." It appears that more than ten persons actually sent the money demanded Information was given to the police, and the man was arrested on appear ing at the post-office to claim a batch of letters. Th!s recalls the story of a certaiti ' ? lshop ,;f 3odor and Man A-frlc.,: rf the bishop's, who .was much given to practical joking, sent him a tele gram, saying: "All is discovered; fly at once." Of course it was only a J Dke, but when the bishop received the .elegram he took the next train for Southampton, and hei has ne...
MONEY GRUBBING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
MONEY GRUBBING. Wealth is not necessarily to be do spised, and when it is employed to supply the needs and alleviate the sut fering of the world's poorer children it is purified and ennobled. But the man who strenuously strives to gain money-continually thinks of its ex sits solely to pursue it-is the ,jiiman who loses all finer sensibilities, denies .himself all true enjoyment, degrades his soul and places a barrier in the pathway of his true life. Happiness dloes not always go hand in hand withD riches, and the most joyful hearts are rreq'lently those that beat beneath the shabbiest clothing.
A WIFE'S ALLOWANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
A WIFE'S ALLOWANCE. If men could only realise the re luctance of most women to ask their husbands for money they would make their wives some allowance, and let them do with it as they pleased without scolding ani causing unneces sary trouble if they frittered it away, nor commending if they spent it wise ly, but just letting them use It as free ly and as unquestioned as they them selves feel privileged to do when it Is a question of spending their money. Many marriages vould be happier if husbands could have this polnt ,'resented to them In the proper way'
ATHLETIC TO THE LAST. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
ATHLETIC TO THE LAST, . A medical man, who is also an ath. lete, scoffs at the idea.that there is anyv age at which, a man should give up his favorite sport. "'it is true," he said, "that there comes a time when the amount of en ergy employed has to be'limited, but it is a mistake to give up a sport alto gether. Some of the world's finest dthletes are men past middle-age. "So long as we keep active Nature will respond by keeping us physically it. It is when we voluntarily surren der some form of exercise that we grow rusty and-our powers fail. The body one day, in spite of all our efforts, will become incapable, b-t why should we hasten the period of helplessness by needlessly withdrawing from active sports? Let us be athletic to *he lat."
DECENTRALISATION [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
DECENTRALISATION On January' 17th, Mr. T. M. Smith, organiser for the Vict, rnan Decentralisation League, lectured at Londoi House, Melbourne, on Decentralhsation and City Interests Ait the butset Mr.~iSmith referred to the fact that a commission was sitting to consider how to bolster up city industries; whereas there was re cally a greater need for nm 'quiry into shrinkage of the num ber of primary producers nm ,the State, If this were undertaken, and the problem satistactoriy. dealt with, there would be no need to worry about the condition of our secondary industries. They would be mn no need for help. The city could not be permanently prosper ous unless the number and the prosperity of the primary producer increasea. Therefore, decentraih sation affected city interests as well as those of the country. . The present condition mn which 600,000 people, oi nearly half the population of the State~ were con centrated in one centre, was an abnormal one and was growing worse. Our total p...
CONUNDRUMS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
CONUNDRUMS, Why is the letter E like uondon? Because it is the capital of nFugland. Why are grasshoppers like watches: -Because they move liby springs. What is the difference between a -dugltless lady and her looking-glass? -The.one talks without reflection, and the other reflects without talking. Why are' jockeys like a ship's ar, chors?-Because. they are always weighed before they start. Why is an author more free than a monarch?-Because he can choose his own subjects. Why is an author the queerest antf mal in the world?-Because his tale comes out of his head. What lock is that which no burglar tan pic1?-A lock from a bald head.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 10 February 1914
SThe Usual Summer Sale 5• . MA 0. CR ETN N' S snow in Full Swin g. RGILEAT BARGAINS. btG~EEAT 'BI3GAINS. .1,1 t· * You Should be Determined In r, jecting the worthless and frequently iljuriouP counterf-it4 which are ,ometimncs pushed for the s~he rf ereater gain .a ju't as good" as the GENUINE SANDER and SONS' PURE VOLATILE EUCAL\'PTI EXTRACT. Be not deceived ! SAN IrER'S EXTRACT is re gnised by the hiubheat medical authorities as posessing .unique stiwu!ating, healing and antiseptic powers. 'lhe preparation of SANDER'. EXTRACT from the pure selected leaves, and the refinement l y special processes giva it curtive virtues piculiarly its own. Therefore, l e not miiled I Demad and i-:ist upon the GENUINE SANDER EX TRACT, and you will derive the henefit thousands have derived from it before. When i'l you should nrt de presa yourself rrn ore by the crmmrn, bulky and nauseating euea'yptoR oils and so.called extracts. What yon w.. t is quality and rrliabiuity in small dope; and th;s you f...