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DESTRUCTIVE BUSH FIRES. A BEAUTY SPOT ON THE LAKES RUINED. GREAT LOSSES OF WATTLE BARK AND FENCING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
DESTRUCTIVE BUSH FIRES. A BEAUTY SPOT ON THE LAKES RUINED. GREAT LOSSES OF WATTLE BARK AND FENCING. On Tuesday last a most des tructive bush fire broke out at the back of Mr. Bury's property, near Metung, and during the even ing the fire travelled f:omn the d rection of Nowa Nowa, burnt to wards this spot, and the flames of both outbreaks met. An appalling conflagation resulted, by which the property owners bctween Bell's. Point and Stewart's landin .ost heavily. Mr. Bury lost between £803 and £1000 worth of wattle bark, and over two miles of fen cing, and others had slmilar losses. It Is stated that flus was the .rs fire to pass through that country in the history of the Lakes, an' magnificient fern gullies, beautl ful tracts of native country, t ecs and shrubs, growing to pe fect:cn, Shuge grey box trces, gro.: mng 250 feet high, and other valuable ti,,, ber, was reduced to ashes. The gulhes that were once the haunts of the Lyre bird are now barren and unsightly, and en.iless rook...
TRARALGON RACES. YESTERDAY. A RECORD MEETING. HORSE BREAKS ITS NECK. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
TRARALGDN RACES. -4C YESTERDAY. A RECORD MEETING. HORSE BREAKS ITS NECK. Office-bearers:-President, Mr. E. S. Whittakers; vice-presidents; Messrs. J. D. Campbell. C. E. ' Clarke, T. Standing and John Morgan; committee, Messrs. P. Dunbar, B. Dunbar, G. Marsh, Hugh Campbell, Trood, V, M. Bruce, A. Dunbar, G. J. Hill, R. Dowling, Challman, T. Cos- I griff, Vivian, N. Mathe-ori, and Di. Hagenauer. judge, MIr. E. S. Whittakers; starter, MIr. R!: G. Tlmbs; measurer of p:onies, Ir. P. Dunbar; clerk of course, Mr. T. Cos.riff; clerk of scales, Mr. S. Hinde; stewards, Me, srs. Whittakers, J. D. Campbe!I, A. Dunbar, Marsh, Trood, P. Dun bar, Burstall, Standing, W. MI. Bruce; "hon.surgeons, Drs. ('. A. M'Lean and Hagenauer; handi capper, Mr. Cox, hon. secretary, Dr. M'Lean. The Traralgon Race Club's New Year's meeting was held yesterday, and, as predicted, it Was by a fon4 way the most successful meeting the club has had during its 2 or 27 years' existence. The weather was just as if fthe club...
CARRAJUNG. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
CARRAJUNG. The fol.owing is the rain'all at Carrajung :for. th1. month cf )De, cember: points. 3rd . ... ... 40 23rd ... ... 6 24th ... ... 35 26th ... ... 13 31st ... ... 18 Total ... ... 112 Total ... ... 112 For corresponding month, 1912, 272 pts. Total for 1913, 4427. UFor 1912, 35.07, 'and for ,911, 52.80 Droughty conditions are at pre sent existing. The presence ot whirlwinds, easterly winds and cold nights, constitutes the buitk of the weather for the past six weeks. Feed is abundant., and da'ry herds ar edoing well.
COWWARR. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
COWWARR. -0 Mr. and Mrs.' Robert Dougla:, who are leaving the district, were tendered a farewell at their res;? dence on Tuesday evening, when there was a very large gathering of friends. On behalf of the res: dents of Cowwarr and district, Cr. Morgan handed MIr. and Mrs. R. Doug?las a purse of sovercI ns, .s a token of esteem in which they are held. MIr. Douglas suitably responded.
RUINED BY HIS PIG. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
RUINED BY HIS PIG. Fiction narrates many incident wherein animal pets figure as cause of the ruin or salvation of their owner In real life such instances are by wr means rare.. Not long ago there died in a work house a man named John -, who len years ago, was a prosperous farm er, but who was brought to poverty b. a pig. ' ne day --discovered that his pi sty needed patching up. so he tran lerred his pigs to a hastily constructPr enclosure under en old shed. Thr mother pig bega.n ?,oting about nna turned up some .n~cecnt gold vieces there was a legRard ': hat the farm h;,; once been the site o: an old monaste-c and that in the troublous times of !hy ·ighth Henry :!'. monks had h:idder their treasure in the garden. What more natural than that - ,hou!d think his Die had discovPr-, he hiding place of the monkish c,,,'' Rie gave up working his farm and dr. roted all his time to digging abmhf th, barnyard, pulling down o!d wal!s. n:, ?enerally taking up the profession o' i treasure-seeker...
A JAPANESE DINNER. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
A JAPANESE DINNER. A great dinner-party in Japan is very formidable thing indeed. Ac 3ording to Sir Edwin Arnold, the guests are surrounded by 20 or 31 ishes, of which you may partake as aften as you please, and just i.hen you please. You may leave off and cllhat. he says, and begin at the beginnin' :gain, if you like. Even after every ne has had enough, the substanti': part of the meal onl ':ommences-fo, he Japanese. The wvlne is removed mnd a big white tub is orought in fill* :d with hot boiled rice. Along witl. it fresh tea arrives once more, and :hen each native guest will eat twc ,owls of rice, and then another soak 'd with tea. It is hard to see where enjoyment comes in.
CALLIGNEE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
CALLIGNEE. -o There was a' large attendance at the annual picmn at the Wil lows, near Mr. Dawson's, cn Newv ;Year's, Day.. Young and old had a great time in the cool's!'ae: There Wva4 a good sports programme, and proved very interesting to the young folk. Details: Girls. Under 8: Henshell, 1; D. Hume *2; C. Bo'and, 3. 8 to 10 years :B. Flewin, 1; R. Hume, 2; L. Clarke, 3. 10 to 12 years : J. Rigghll, 1; J. Henschell, 2; \\W. Clarke, 3. 12 to 14: N. Esler, 1; A. Hens chell, 2; E. Flewin, 3. Under 15 (handbag ,presentea by Mrs. Hensche:l): A. Portch, 1. Boys. 6 to 10 years: E. Rigga!l, 1; J. Portch, 2, C. Esler, 3. 10 to 12 years : R. Esler, 1; J. Plant, 2, C. Flewin, 3. 12 to 14: Breen, 1; T. Howe 2; Other Events. Young ladies race (silver-mounted butter dish. presented by Mr. T. G. Cobbledick): A. Black, 1; H. Beard, 2. Young men's rae': First heat. W. Beard, i; J. Tanner 2. Second heat: L. Davidson, 1; F. Body comb, 2. FinaI: L. Davidson, 1; MW. Beard, 2, F. Bodycomb, 3. Married la...
Baths for Bathers. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1914. Baths for Bathers. As summer ater summer comes and goes the neeJ of public baths for Traralgon becomes more and more apparent. Yet nothing is done towards securmg thehl, al though Traralgon has one of the finest water schemes mn the State. Apart from health reasons, they should pay handsome'y, and the council would do well to 'give the matter their earnest -onsideration. At present the facilities affordea the bather are limited. The creek, with two or three f et of water, is about the only place he can get a swim, and this is not very alluring, but it is less so when all the school children get m, anda the creek resem?b c; a c'ay hoe more than a swimming bWth However, he must eith.r jump in here for tus dip, or go out to the Sandbank, which is a long way to go for a swim, especially if one has to walk. It wou'd be hard to find many towns ia Vlc'oria tie si:e of Traralgon without swimminmg baths, but ti. does not ceem to trouble many of the .r, sident:,, ho a...
THE THIRD DEGREE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
THE THIIIRD DEGREE. Chief Secretary Flabbergast was the name the big police chief found for Pren(ttrgast afte, the is ue of h' hard hitting "third degree" memor andum. For to say that Sainsbury. G'eeson and Co. we e flabbegasted, after the milk-and watery mild minutes of Murray, is to put it leeDly. They were simply flat'ened ou!, espe cially when Prendy added a "this cnrrespoindtnee must now cease" .mninute to cut short their vtrbositv. Really, the police made a very feeble and foolish defence. They had hint enough of public feeling, and only had to acknowledge fault and prc mise amendment to sali fy everyhcdy. But, instead of that, the. officers en tered upon an elaborate, labour?d and indignant defence of admitted atroci ties. No wonder Chief Secretary Prendergast snorted Of course, it i, common property that the Dower be hind the detective thief's pen is Sub Inspector D. G. O'Donn.ll, who has cacoethes scihent.i almost as viru lently as his brother the doctor. ?lll~~l~~l~l i ~ -...
A Lesson On Contentme[?] [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
-\ L.ssOn on GonteritMneri, Let me tell you a fable w.iich mal help to teach a lesson on content, aent. In a room, there wL. a gold fish, in a glass giobe,. in water; an6 there was a canary up in ,,tage by tht ,indow. It was a very hot day; and the &h in the globe, and the canary in the cage began talking (of course you know in fables anything can talk). The fish said, "I wish I could sing like ;hat canary. 1 should like to be up there in that cage." And the canary, who was uncommonly hot, said, "Oh how nice to be down in that cool watel where the fish is!" Suddenly a voict said, " Canary, go down to the water Fish, go up into the cage!" Imme. diately they both exchanged places. Weren't they happy! Wasn't the fist happy up in the cage? Wasn't the canary happy down in the cool wateri How long did their happiness last, dc you think? Ah! God had given to the canary and the fish " according to theii ability." He had-given each a place auited to their nature. SThere was once a bi...
NEW STATE GOVERNOR. PRESENTABLE YOUNG MAN. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
NE"W STATE GOVERNOK. PRESENTABLE YOUNG MIAN. The new Governor of Victoria is a remarkably good Jooking young man, who will be extremeIy popu lar with the ladies. He is by far the best looking Governor Mel bourne has had within the me mory of its present. generation. He is 38 years of age; but does not look any more than 30. He has been married eight years, and is the father of three children, but he does not look so much the fa mily man. He saw South Afr:ca during the war. .He visited Ca tlada in 1900, ahd for a long time he wanted to see Australia. He is a Liberal in politics, and repre sentea the Eddisbury division of Cheshire mn the House of Com mons for four years. As the par hlamentary representative of an agricultural constituenQy, the new Governor is familiar. with agricul tural matters. He will, therefore, take considerable interest in the agricultural development of Vic tora. He is not very keen on any form of sport. Of course he plays golf, and attends those race meet ings...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
The Mutual Cash Store Is WIN W Conducting a; Great Cash Sale Of Groceries, Crockery, (Which may Last Hardware, &c.c., &., or 3 Weeks). Squatters, Graziers, Farmers, Restaurant and Hotel keepers, and Householders generally, will find this an Excellent Opportunsty of Replenishing their Larders to the Best Advantage. P.R.-Please CASH STORE. Remember this is a CASH STORE. Run on the Most Economic principles, hence we can, and DO, SELL CHEAPER than Other Stores, We don't ask our Customers to supply capital (withf.ut interest), but we can help them to MAKE THE BEST USE OF WHAT THEY HAVE LEFT. We stand for- Best Quality, Lowest Prices, and Complete Satisfaction Every Time. C. TEMBY & Co., Championsof (Next Clarkson's)-- -TRARALGON and COWWARR. Six Startling Specials for January. s 1- 50 Pai s Men's 'Strong Cottol, Twee. Trousers. S riped, t. I and hip pockets, sizes 4, 5, 6, 7. January Cash Price 2, 6d *2-Men's Snft White ])ouble Col lars, -izes 14 to i6j. Janu. ary...
RACING IN THE BUSH. DAY AT YINNAR. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
RACING IN THE BUSH. -- ---0o- DAY AT YINNAR. I Yinnar meeting had a r co dat tendance. All the forces o' n;.t re conspied to bless the festive day of the district, over which a sea blue sky was without a sign of a cloud. and a soft, cool breeze from the south freshened the mountain air, made fragrant with the scent of the gums and flowers ct vari ous wild variety. These were the super-mundan e gifts bestowedon the picnic IaclCes at Ymnnar. Th beauties of the c(ourse and its sur roundings have bc:n extolled freim year to year; its spaces are clad with groves of gum and repper mint, on a f'owery bcesprinkled car pet of grass. The wealth o' na ture's entlccment added to the more human al.urements of piec nickmng and sport were an irresis tiblc temptation to the mank nd and the womankind of 'the district. The minvtatio:i was acce :te It with hearty good will; never have s> many people gathered at the try stnig pla.:ec. Early in t'ie nmorn ing preparatiois were commenced near and far ...
CONCERNING THE GLOVE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
CONCERNING THE GLOVE. "How fond we are of using the glove for purposes of simile," remarks e writer. "For instance, to be hand in. glove with anyone expresses a particl. !arly close and intimate understand. ing between two people. A cat in nlove catches no mice: which mens. that work requiring skill and pr(ompt. ness needs very downright handling. To throw down the glove or gauntlel is an action of defiance, tb pick it r, is to accept, thle challenge. "To fit like a glove is a simile foi all that can be desired in the cut and ccmfort of a garment. To say that r man is closely gloved-is not to cal him a liberal person: and to remark "hat his gloves :are always lalge is t, .redit him with a generous disposition To give one's sealf gloves is to boast When we shr'ld say 'Walls havr oars,' Germans ray 'There is a glov' rn the hearth.'"
ILLUSION OF ANIMALS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
ILLUSION OF ANIMALS. "For instance, a hen once got rnt he pavilion of a ladies' golf club, ant ,egan to sit on a golf ball in a corner or which it made a nest with a couphl ,f handkerchiefs," remarked a lecture: n sneaking of illusions to which ani nals are often victims. "When the horse is face to face witi t danger that it understands, there ii to braver animal. Yet the weli-bre? iteed is a prey to a hundred terrort , he imagination. A piece of mape olling before the wind is seeu :,h \orse. who instantly takes fright no 'Its. ,It is not, however, the rui.c, ,f paper which has thrown it into * omplete panic; it is what the hiore nrey to illusion, bas figured tl. .'rileass otiect teo be" Premier Watt has three lawyers in his new administration; in his old he had only one, Opioions may diff. r as to the advantages of lawyer-politi cians, but they are certainly useful when bil s have to be passed. Wart was severely ha dicapped throuch having no legal Mirister in the As smbly. Watt has...
THE TOWN BAND. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
. THE TOWN BAND. 'A meeting of the ro's" .ittN* jt the Traalgon Town B;,nd i as held on We'Inesday night, I)r. gI'Lean presidng. The Boat Trip. SCorrespondence in connection with the annual trip to thl. I.:kes ,was considered. A letter v as e ceived from the prop'let irs of the s.s. Gippsland, .-tatin th tfthe charge for the steamer to run :n excursion from Banrnsdalu w,'uld be £35, and from Sale £40. 'l'he Sale Steamboat Coy. wrot' stat Ing thai the c:harge for the s.s. Omeo would be £17, and that fthe comp!ement was 196 passengers. Further correspondene stated that uider the new regulations of the Marine Board child en ovcr 12 months old would be cou: ted as adults. The eftect of thii. ('xtra ;ordinary and stringent 'egul'tion was that the number of passen gers to be carried wouldl be re kIduced, as hitherto two chulJr.n had been counted as one adult. The latter phase of the qiue tion was ·cen to be'oserious, :s the I.Omeo, for instance, can n,,w only carry 196 people over 12 nv n...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
AuCtioneers. A. 1oLEAN & COI, ST o'z, Station, Landi and. 'inanoial Agents. TRARALGON. MAFFRA. MORWELL. MELBOURNE Sales conducted under the per sonal supervision of Mr. W. J. M'Lean. TRARALGON. EARLY IN JANUARY. A. .M'LEAN and CO. have recei Ved instructions form the Equity Trustees Association of Austra lia Ltd., and C. W.;G. Whittakers; Esq., lot Wandocka, Tinamba, to sell in the Traralgon Park Sub division 11 SPLENDID ALLOTMENTS extra good building sites, right opposite Messrs. Little S and Co's., formerly known as Farmer's, yards. Also -a number of Building blocks, and Small Pad docks, in the same subdivi sion. Full particulars later. TRARALGON. ' MONDAY, JANUARY 124 A. M'LEAN and CO. Will s'll at their yards on' the above date: 200 MIXD CATTLE. FIRST SALE. . JAt the request. of Melbourne )uy ers, and starting the moment the SMelbourne mid-day train arri ves at Traralgon. SPECIAL SALE OF PIGS! At TRARALGON and MOR WELL. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 144 Starting at TRARALGON at 12....
THE TELEPHONE. TRARALGON EXCHANGE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
THE TELEPHONE. --o TRARALGON EXCHANGE, x Dr Hagenauer 2 Dr. McLean 3 Mr. Challman 4 T B. Little & Co. 5 Christensen & Banden 6 G. H. Marsh 7 Layton Bros. 8 L. Lay 9 W. A. Clark to THE JOURNAL (W. Chappell). uI Whittaker Bro;s: I2 J. English '3 Shire Hall £4 J. D. Campbell 15 J S. Milligan 16 S. Lees 17 Nurse Miller i8 Gippsland Trading Coy. I9 J H. Viviari 2zo Mathieson and Davis 21 P. Dunbar 22 Co-operative Store, 23 T. G Cobbledick 24 T. H. Row 25 Serjeant and Bruce 26 A. M'Lean-and Co. 27 R. H. Widdis 28 Grand Junction Hotel 29 Railway Station 30 Savings Bank. 31 Butter Factory 32 Police Station. 33 National Bank 34 Pentland and Canfield. 35 C. E. Clarke. 36 H, M. Campbell. 37 " The Record" (J. W. Guest). 38 A. J. Trood. 39 J. W. Grubb. 4° F. Grubb 41. J. Robinson. . 42. A. W. Crowe and Co. 43. W. Christensen and Co. 44. PR. Widdis. 45. Rev. W. J. T. Payi
LAND AND PROPERTY. SALE AT TRARALGON. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 9 January 1914
LAND AND PROPERTIY. ----o--o SALE AT TRARALGDN. Messrs. Theo. B. Little and ,Co. tand Pent!and, Canfield and ,Co., in conujnction, conductedan extenqve sa'e of buildmin sites and house property In' Tra:algon on Wednesday afternr.oon. It was not a pleasant day for an open-air sale, as the heated rays of the sun render:d staneing mn the open far from comfer:ab:e, and perhaps for this reason the attendance was not large. Mr. H. M. Campbehl should have wcilded the hammer, but the previous day he was summoned to' Sydney to se2 a sister (Mrs. \Vat son) who was se'-3usly ili. Mr. WV, Christensen was accordingly the auctloneer. The first lots of ferea were those of Mr. XV. West In the Traralgon Park subdivision. In some prefactory comments, Mr Christenscen said that Traralgon was already an impor!ant centre, and would becdme more impor.ant in the future. The building sites to be offered would share the gene ral rise in values. Anofher l:ou-e was going up in the vi inity, an:i it was an indi...