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THE LOCAL MINES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
THE LOCAL MINES. Almost half the men employed at the New Perseverance have been tem porily paid off in consequence of no further driving being necessary until the erection of the battery is com pleted and everything is in readiness for treating the stone. Things are being satisfactorily expedited in this direction, and by the end of the present month, the work of erecting the first battery in the Crossoverdistrict should be practically finished. The Man ager's report to date is as follows : N. Main Drive-Passed through small dyke. Every appearance of lode close at hand. E. lode, 200ft. level, very nice looking stone: lode over 2ft., going S. Works in connection with battery progressing satisfactorily." New Perseverance scrip is quoted at b, 1/-: s, 1/3.--Sales 1/-. The full amount of the purchase money for Milner and Pirani's claim on the Ironstone reef at Neerim South has been handed over by the Melbourne syndicate, and is at present in the hands of Mr. (. W. Anderson, who, in conj...
POOWONG. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
POOWONG. A horse was sold out of the P'oowng pound recently for is. The animal was at one time the property of Sir o,Ihn Madden, but is now crippled. Its value was about 80s. Most settlers are losing cattle, Imany having lost from 20 to 10 headl out of moderate-sized herds. Cattle that were turned into the messmnate country early are doing fairly well but the later ones are dying in considerable numbers. The butter factories are alhnost at a standstill. Very little cream is coming forward; and no matter what the spring may be, the volume of business is not likely to be large till the end of the sunm mer, for the herds have been so decimated with the fire and the drought that it will take a long time to bring the dairies up to their full strength again; and the cattle to do this will have to be brought from outside. There is no scrub-cutting this season. Nearly all the remaining scrub land was burnt and is sown down. The full effects of the drought and bush fires are now being felt, ...
CHILDERS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
CHILDERS. At the Childers Mutual Improvement society recently, Mr. A. Hauschildt, late of WWinchelsea, read an essay on "Bees." Mr. Hauschildt exhibited a Langstroth hive, to give a practical illustration of bee-keeping on scientific lines. The essay was very interesting and instructive, as also was the description of the hive which was on view. A good discussion followed the reading of the essay. Feed is very scarce at present, and stock are not looking too well. A large number of raspberries are being planted out, and this district is bidding fair to become a large fruit-growing centre.
LARDNER. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
LARDNER. Lardner is getting gay. Games of quoits and other winter amusements are held in tho back room of the Mechanics' Institute every Wednesday evening. Influenza has been very prevalent throughout this district, almost every family having been visited by this epi demic. Is influenza infectious? Or is it atmospheric ? are often asked questions.
CLEARING AND LAND SALES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
SALES. Henry Hansen reports having held a clearing sale on account of the executors of the late W. Taylor at Drouin on Wed nesday last. There was a large attend snce of buyers, and every line was cleared ht satisfactory prices. Springers sold to £3 18s; dry cows, £2 2s 6d; good pod dies, 17s. Furniture and fanning tools at current rates. Also, auction sale of furniture on account of Mr. W. Gardner, at the Triangle, «Warragul. All lots were cleared at satisfactory prices. Messrs Skews and Patterson report selling by auction, the late Jas, Mann's farm, on Thursday, July 28th. There was a large attendance from Trafalgar, and the price obtained was £16 10s per acre, the purchaser being MIr James Brown of Trafalgar. Privately since our last report we have sold 610 acres in the " Torwood Estate," front £3 10s to £5, to three different purchasers, Messrs M'Callum Bros, Thos. Notmnan, scur.. and M'Haflie; also town ship allotments to £75, with other sales pending.
YARRAM. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
YARRAM. The scarcity of seed potatoes is causing much anxiety to local growers, who see no present prospect of obtaining sufficient even to provide a future domestic supply. A large grower in the hills secured a small lot on Saturday, but he had to pay 2*d per lb for them.
PRODUCERS AND THE BUDGET. MINISTERIAL PROPOSALS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
PRODUCERS AND THE BUDGET. MINISTERIALJ PROIP'OSALS. .The assistance to be extcllled to tile producing interests inclulldes an ex penditure of £50,000 for freezing works at thile port of shilllmnt, £20,000 for district co-operative winerieis anI the viticultural industry, £:l0,000 for dairiy schols, experimeCnal statiotlll, pIurchase of live stocl i machinery, iinplhnents, and:other applitncus, and I:, techlical agrkinlt-iri Y,.i- tio ,, export trade, and-£1i7,00':iS hoiuse?s for the eucouragement tlf the cultiva tion, manufacture, alldu expol)()rt of fruit, tobacco, liax, heimp, silk, and other rural industries, tihe totl;! -beCing £150,000. It is also intimated thalt 150 louvre:i waggosl will ,e built to ensure the cool carriage of dairy pro duce und other perishllab!h products. Taking these in the order given, uand without expressing Iny opinioni *on the questlion of ]Io()li'cy invI\ived, freeziog works at the port of ,shilmentc will ha a very greot cour'bniece to prolocers genera...
PITH OF THE B[?]. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
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How to Sugar Chestnuts. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
How to Sugar Chestnuts. Take off the outer brown shell of the chestnuts and put them, when peeled, into boiling water, allowing them to boil quickly for a few minutes. Take them out, drain and skim them. Have ready a number of small wooden splints about the thickness of lucifer matches and about twice as long. Sharpen the points well and stick one into each chestnut. Boil the sugar to the crack, and when this is ready dip each chest nut into the sugar and turn it round and round by means of the splint, so that as the sugar cools it may be spread evenly over the nut. When the sugar begins to set, lay the chestnuts on a but tered slab and remove the splints. Wrap waxed paper around each, and they will keep well for some time. Sometimes it is advisable to dip the chestnuts a seoo ond time in:t the sugar, which should be kept warim, but not boiling, while the dipping is going on. Apother plan of sugaring chestnuts is to prepare them as before, or roast them without burn b ing or scorchi...
How to Make Memorandum Pockets. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
How to nMake MIemorandum Pockets. Cut a piece of gray cardboard 21 by 4 inches and seven pieces 8 by 4 inches. Letter the latter with the days of the week. Lay them on the larger piece. Have all eight punched around three sides at the shoemaker's. When the smaller pieces cover the other, lace them together with Tom Thumb ribbon at the sides and bottom of the pockets thus formed. Blue or red is pretty as a color for this ribbon. Tie in suspending ribbons at the top and slip notes in the respective days' receptacles as memo randa are required.
MISCELLANEOUS. HOW TO USE SCRAPS OF BREAD. Economy In a Direction of Which Most Housekeepers Are Ignorant. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
lYISCELLANEOUS. -----~ HOW TO USE SCRAPS OF BREAD. Economy Ia a Direction of Whleh Most loaelkeepers Are Ignorant. A covered stone jar filled with bread crumbs is indispensable to a well ap pointed pantry. When slices of neatly cut bread are left fronm a meal, pile them up until you have enough for a dish of toast. There are threeo ways of serving it. If the bread is quite fresh when toasted, it may be lightly browned and served dry. If the bread is pretty hard, toast it brown. Have on the back af the stove a deep dish with two heap ing tablespoonfuls of butter to a cup of boiling water and a little salt. Dip the toast quickly in and ont of this and serve on a hot dish. For another kind of dip toast boil a pint of milk, season it with a tablespoonful of butter, salt and a very little pepper, and thicken slightly with flour. Let boil up once. D)ip the toast in a dish of plain hot milk, put in a deep hot dish and pour the thickened n'ia!k over it. If scraps of I read are left, cut the...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
Since the formation of the Mlorwell shire six years ago, the council meet ings and shire offices have been at the Mechanic's Institute, and recently the council have been considering the advisibility of securing offttices of their own. In consequence of the financial position of the shire, however, and the fact that a good deal of money is urgently required to be spent upon the roads, a meeting of ratepayers was held on Tuesday, when a resolution was carried protesting against the proposal to erect shire buildings at present. The Premier promises a reduction in the Income Tax shortly. There is to be no further taxation and no further retrenchment.
NEERIM. A LUCKY QUARTETTE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
NEERIM. A LUCKY QUARTETTE. Ir William Hogan, who left this lo cality some two years ago for West Australia, has had a varied experience. Latterly he joined a party of prospectors, who took up a claim in the vinicity of Kanowna, and recent reports indicate that the party have hit upon some cx tremely rich country. The clahn is named The Doctor's and a writer in the " Kalgoorlie Miner" remarks that it is shewing up splendidly, and that after a shot was fired "a perfect jewel chamber was broken open." This individual pro ceeds to make one's mouth water with such statements as " the pug is stiff with precious metal," and that a piece the size of a peach "contained ten coarse pieces of gold." Another report in the "1 Kanowna Mail" says that llozs of gold were taken from three dishes of stuff, and that 31 tons yielded 70ozs. Well may he add that " Fortune has smiled on the party." The names of this lucky quart ette are Messrs Hogan, Wragg, Smith, and Nordstrom.
RECEIPT AND PAY OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
RECEIPT AND PAY OFFICE. The following accounts are lying for payment at the Warragul Receipt and Pay Office. Cain, A. Lamont H. Ducey, J. Maginn, J. (2) Doran, O. Moore, E. Denham, J. Connor J. (2) Findlay,W.D.(2) M'Dowell, D. Paul L. MI'Quirk, N. O. Hodges, G. Patterson, R. James, F. M. Watt, W. Kelleher, T. Petschack, J. G. Watts, E. S. Buln Buln Ag. Sy. Leith, G. Lonergan, T. J. Ryon, J. S. Stephen, W. R. Trumpy, D. Childers Cemetery Trustees.
LOCAL LOAN FOR £250,000. TO BE FLOATED AT ONCE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
LOCAL LOAN FOR £250,000. TO BE FLOATED AT ONCE. The Treasurer intends to float £250,000 worth of Government stock on the local market in about a month. This will be done to provide funds for various public works in the Government programme. There is about £500,000 of loan funds still remaining on hand out of money borrowed in 1893, when this colony made its last appearance in the Lon don money market; and with the £750,000 thus made available the Treasurer will be able to put some of the proposed works in hand at an early date.