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THE BOLD AND PROGRESSIVE POLICY. GOVERNMENT SCHEME OF NEW WORKS. AN EXPENDITURE OF £3,750,000. £150,000 FOR STRUGGLING SHIRES. £17,500 FOR AGRICULTURAL BONUSES. £10,000 FOR BUSH FIRES DAMAGE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
THE BOLD AND PRO GRESSIVE POLICY. GOVERNMENT SCHEME OF NEW WORKS. AN EXPENDITURE OF £3,750,000. £150,000 ,FOR STRUGGLING SHIRES. £17,500 FOR AGRICULTURAL BONUSES. £10,000 FOR BUSH FIRES ' DAMAGE. The Treasurer, when delivering his budget speech to the Assembly last week, announced that the Government had determined upon a bold progress ive policy of public works involving an expenditure of £3,750,000 during the ensuing three years. The first instal ment of these works is to be under taken out of a loan of £1,000,000 to be raised locally. But the second year's expenditure is to be provided out of a loan likely to be put on the London market. The details of the Government scheme that will mainly interest our leaders are as follows: Dairy schools, experimental sta tions, purchase of live stock, machinery, implements. and other appliances, and tech nical agricultural education.. .£30,000 Bonuses for the encouragement of the cultivation, manufacture, and export of fruit, tobacco, flax, h...
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH. THE VACANCY FILLED. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH. THE VACANCY FILLED. The vacancy at St. Paul's church, Warragul, caused by the removal of the Rev. W. Parkes to Maffra has been filled by the appointment of the Rev. R. Buchanan, of Blackwood, to the incumbency. The rev. gentleman, on Friday last, was entertained. at a largely-attended social in the Black wood Mechanics' Institute, and gene ral regret was expressed at his transfer to Warragul.
THE FLOWER GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
ths guitto tinier sow tinoshs ris'ai t .. 'ý todks wIts a :t dde. These tar best sown in shallow pans or boxes, and placed on "a mild hot-bed, :and kept" close to the glass. When large enough they must be pricked off into other boxes, keeping 'the plants ahbut two inches apart. 'ly Ithis means strong, stubby plants, with plenty of fibrous roots, wl l be formed, :rnd will grow away without a check. when planted out In the spring. The plants must not be allowed to become -drawn up at any stage of their growth. 'he vdrletles of asters to choose from aae numerous, but the Chrysanthenmimn Flowered, Comet, Dwarf Bouquet, Vic toria, :and .'oany-l.owered Perfectidoi ire among the best. For ten-week Htocks we would select Dwarf German, Giant Perfection, I?arge Flowering, per jietual, Snowflake, and Princess Alice. .?he two .latter are magnificent white ilowering varieties, and afford plenty o1 lowers for cutting. P.egonias and .creepers of this class should also be 'cut back, thinning out an...
BOXES FOR SITTERS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
ISXES FOR SITTERS. An excellent nest for sitting hens is made of two dup!licate grocery boxes, hinged as shown. . deep box makes it neceseary for the hen to jump down upon the eggs. With this nest she has but to step in upon the surface of the nest, when the upper box can be let down, serving as a cover. Holes are bored in each box to give a sufficient circulation of air.
FARMING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
FARMING NOTES. Th'l'e' Ilue'l:ii. n':l condition of ithe s.oil haIs liucrll to dli withi li, :ta.elui,'in of ilantII l'Il by cropsl . ilThe ootcs mly Ih?iin di Irrivul, i d riin t nl trinlu l',;c l a l'oIl. dla if Ihe :ll t e s tt show aed liul i loii llt. S Jrea oll l ilis all the -U .i-sur'e cirt al ll-fille t h orn. It alsd, o tqu"iros ulo:"T m1oistluIr to dissolve clods i nth ll ,':ill |y" sp a rl'oe , C&lt; lfe . :ia lly ill 511n1 - inei'. li? working. thl . :,oil f ine not a only i the rund mre h rootsle of rtholding 11isturie, 1i therd whereiing thy iacity oi Siu wood t 'hel or roots inotherla fce after tl" av: i:lle ,IaleLh should year appligrwted itht dlay to alrm il treusines that show a full bloom. i al is not fely allhs yover * ilt linr;ce in I we soll-filled orchard, or to iIw" distali,'t of 20 feet all around * ach sngl(" tree. Trees that stand aii?y -s:l?lrad their roots fa:rther thel i r:-s in orehurds, where they into. t,lock,, and their roots interlace afte...
CULTURE OF PEANUTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
CULTURE OF PEANUTS. The culture of peanuts mnight well be taken up as a by-product by some of oui orehardists, whose trees are not yet in full bearing. and even then thle crop: woulld not prove detrimental, but the reverse. We would not advise extensive areas to be put in, but at the same time the demand is a growing one, especially since they have been largely used in bird seed mixtures. Apart from their value Its ia salable crop, the plants a;re nitro gen gatherers, thereby greatly enriching the soil and adding to its fertility. The vines make splendid hay, quite equal to clover.. If carefully saved, so that the value of the nuts gathered is not the total of the amount returned. IIOTF TO PLANT. The peanut should be planted after all danger of frost is passed, in a well en rie'h'd soil. piloughed to a medium depth, :?.11 harrowed and marked by shallo\w !iu:rrows ,one way. If lime is not present in the soil in considerable quan tity it should be added pre vious to ploughing. The pla...
N THE ENGLISH POTTERIES [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
N THE ENGLISH POTTERIES MIr Sydney Holland writes to the "Times" from the London Hospital, saying: "I have been appalled and sickened by a sight I have just seen at the Landonr IHospital-a sight which convinces me that if the public could be brought to realise the terrible sufferings which are endured by a large number of women. children, and.men in the Staffordshire Potteries the misery would be ended... "I have just left a poor woman sitting quietly and patiently, resigned to .her. terrible fate, blinded for life by lead poisoning. Bly her side sat another girl, nearly blinded by the same foul poison, but whose sight we hope to save. In another ward was a poor: man suffering from epileptic fits due to the same cause, and the story they tell would simply not be believed if they did not bear on themselves the truth of their statement. Not one of these poor people are receiving any help from their employers. All three have been brought up from the Potterles in the hope that we might ...
A VENTILATED CHICKEN COOP. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
A VENTILATED CHICKEN COOP. Thousands of chickens are ruined ev er.y un::ne?r y !crowding t',"m into close coops at night, without proper ventilation. WThen the chicks have be come fealthered thli:y du not ned very; warm quarters at night, especially where twenty or more are housed in one coop. A large dry goods box makes at good coop. Put a roof above it and slats, as shown in the cut. The air can enter, but the projecting roof keeps out all rain. The large door in front 1)permits the coop to be cleaned out readily. Kfe:p the floon covered with dry loam. Chicks. will thrive in this cool).
BOTTLE FEEDER FOR BEES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
BOTTLE FEEDER FOR BEES. During the summer months, aplarians need not worry themselves about their hives and their free,roaming stock, but whe- the warmth of the sun has gone,, and the blooms have disapjpeared, then it is necessary to apply the closest at tention to the comfort of the honey-, gatherers. If the sealing, of the combs is left until late, the bees are not likely to perform that step, and, consequently. there is a chance of the stock contract ing dysentry, which, n.turally, has a. weakening tendency on the colony in the succeeding spring. When the sum Iner season has been a good one, a small amount of f'eding will suffice for many hives. but, in the event of heavy and constant rain causing a lessening of the store, no harm Is done by a careful examination of their hives, in order'to ascertain the state of the food supply. When food is required, it should be given at once, and if huney from full hives can be spared or any sections from the previous stock, this will be foun...
Melbourne. FAT CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
MV.elbourne. FAT CATTLE. 1,360 yarded, comprising' 360 from 'New South Wales, 600 from Upper Murray and North-Easternif district, and the remainder chiefly froml Gippsland. .Good and prime pens were well distributed through the market, including a full proportion of cows. B3iddings were brisk throughout, and taking quality into consideration prices railed fromn. ashade better to 10s per head "advance on last. week's -rates. Prime pens of bullocks, from £12 10s to £14 2s 6d; extra do. do. froin £15 to £16 10s; good pens of bullocks, from £10 to £11 15s; middling do. do., from £8 to £9 5s; inferior, from £6 10s; prime pens of cows from £8 l0s to £10. 10s, accord ing to weight; good pens of cows, "from £6 10s to £7 10s ;.middling and inferior from i£4 10s.
THE MARKETS. LATEST QUOTATIONS. Warragul. PARKES & ROUND. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
THE MARKETS. LATEST QUOTATIONS. Warragul. PARKES & ROUND. Messrs Parkes & Round agents, Queen st., Warragul, and Neerinm South, report having held their weekly sale of pro duce by auction on Thursday last. There was the best attendance we have had; butter, eggs, cheese still scarce, all other lines well supplied and business was brisk. Prices were as follows: Potatoes, Ss to 12s a bag Oats (algerian), at 2s 3d per bushel Oranges, 8d to is per dozen Lelmons, is dozen Bananas, 5d dozen Butter, is to is 2d lb Bacon, 9a per lb Rhubarb, 2s per dozen bunches Cabbage plants, 50 for 4d Black Currant plants, is 6d dozen Turnips, is dozen bunches Cabbage, is, 2s to 3s dozen Carrots, Is dozen bunches Chaff, 2s 7d per bag Cauliflowers, 2s to 3s dozen Celery, 3d stick Apples, Is 6d to 3s a case Onions, is 9d a bag Onions, spring, is dozen bunches Pickle onions. is for 16 lbs Ducks, 5s per pair Fowls, is 10d to 2s Gd per pair Roosters, 2s 6d to 2s 10d a pair Furniture and sundries...
PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
PIGS. Campbell and Sons report:-Thursday July 28-There was t)00 head of all classes yarded, but few of which were stores; these sold at late rates, slips 15s to 1Ss, bacon stores 23s to 25s, larger sorts to 35s. ]lachfatters were repre sented by 30 head, and sold remarkably well, ordinary sorts fronm £. to £4, extra pimne and heavy to £8 10s. liacon pigs. -380 fonned the week's supply: these met a splendid market, and prices Ihard ened considerably on late rates. Prices obtained may be quoted at from 4?d to 5d per lb. Pens sold at froum 42s to 65s, according to weight and quality. Porkers. -About 475 canse to hand, and, although biddings were brisk, the market ruled lower, in our opinion, and late currencies were not sustained. We quote :-Light weights, from 28s to 34s: heavier to 40s.
FAT SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
FAT SHEEP. 17,000 yarded. Best crossbred wethers from 17s 9d to 19s Gd; extra do do at 20s to 22s 3d; good do do from 15s O9 to 17s, middling from 12s. Best crossbred ewes, from 16s 9d to 17s 6d; extra do do from 18s 6d to 20s; good do do from 18s Gd to 20s; good do do from 14s to 16s; middling from lls 6d. Best merino wethers, from i6s 6d to 17s O9 : good do do from 14s to 15s 6d; middling from 10. 6d. Primelc merino ewes, from lls (id to 18;s Gd; ai few at lOs (d ; others from Ss. ' '