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KERANG STOCK SALES. January 25 [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
IERAGU 'IlCKC: 81LES. January 25 Mfr R C BIistow, auctioneer, rep rts a few retries thst Friday:--Cows, alea to £1 ]Oa; steers, £2 12a; beifers, ai in3i:g £3 ife. Fn quidr a for store haep, wethers mostly wanted uyevcrs for good us :fu horses up to about £i5. A sa'e c' house property sad town los:a a r.fair p-ice. Tow I ota in the best poi i ms are wanttd; buye-s and sol'ert cannot a ree as to the p-ic'. Horse and clttle fair will be held 1 rtlnig?tly, P iday th 8 h February, being the naext day of sale.
POWERS RUTHERFORD & CO[?] PORT. Sandhurst, January 29th, 1878 [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
POWERS IRUTlHERtOt;D & CO( PORT. Sandhurst,Ja.uaary _h? ?1 Fat cattle.-523 yarded. Wo hau a very dull market to report; if anhis ruled lower than last week's. bul ocks sold to .£7 15s; cows to7 1In sales were 186 head for Messs Thonias strong, A. Watson, D. 3'Gillivrav, John Menzies, J. Tismewell, G. 3[Rtl ,: others, at market rates. Fat calves.? ward. We sold 33 for various owners ranging from 2,s to 73s. Fat sheep_ penned. Blst descriptions sold fully ' late lates. Stores still very dull of sal quote-wethers ~O to 0l d cd; n.ews,e, lid; and havesol1--1920 for MIessr , Bros., R. Mfoffatt, Pollock and Ellis ?. Mack, A. O Keeife, Mrs. Thomas, and othe aboverates. And at"Breadalbane,"oneal of Messrs. A. and A. Mack, 2541 ewes ao s thers, at a satisfactory price to the o?1 Fat Lambs-- 53 were brought forward fu week's supply. Owing to this small nse? prices improved say is par head on lat e; rates. Our sales wero 355 for Mess? s I Hurse, Mullins and Son, A. and A. 3Ua4 Glover, ...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
AL lthe blows we strike should be for'a uro pose. Ev.ry nail drirrven shuld be as another zivet in the machiue of the universe. W z?ATVERvs is, is right, if only. men ao steadily bnut to make it so by comprehending and fulfilling its design. Ir is in seesons of so.rrow that love more especia ly roo s itself; as trees are best grafted in cloudy days. TeratsoSY LiDn AR?CGePho.-TesLtmony is like an arrow shot from a long bow, the force ofit depends opon the strength of the hand that draws it. Argument is like an arrow from a cross bow, n hieh has equal force thoiigh shot by a child. .W..Wor is niot the produce of study: it comes almost a unrsp-ctedly on. the Epeaker.- na on the heater; one of the first principl-s of.it.is good temper; to' arrows of witodught alw;ya to be feathdre.i with smiles--when they fail in that they become a sarcasm.
CLERK OF WORKS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE KERANG TIMES. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
CLERII OF WOKS. T rat EDITOR OF Tain KznEas TIaMs. r.--With feelincs anything but p'easant, I hae just read a prtion ofyour rIurham Ox or're~ponde'rnta !.tter re. Clerks of Works'. I co~-.ider his remarks quite uncalled for, and most unjust to the young man who is actirng in that capacity at the municipal works now in procress near this place. . : leforur a peirson writcs anytbing likely to injure a fellow creature; ne should make sure that he has a good rcse. [fld your corres prudent taken the trouLle to inspect this work, ha would have discovered that everything was being done in a firstante and workmaalik'o manner, although the Clerk i.f Weok. danniot ret boast a great red b ard, and a brain come what soft. caused by alternate least ags and fastings . I may add that I have had cnnsioerable oe p;raenco on municipal works, and have been cfleciently interested in this bridge to watch i p:ogress with care, and eannot dsuLt but th't our: hire Engineer wi I receive hi. piece of work fr...
STOCK REPORT. Sandhurst 29th January. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
-STOCK REPORT. Sandhurst 2hth Januam Messrs Ettershalnk Egelestone, and Ca port :-Fat Cattle.-523 were yarded. . quality was much about thie aense haisl offered for some tiame past. There was onl moderate attendance of buyers, aind skle? very dtillicult to make at about late rite. I have sold for Msssrs Bird,M3usgrore, ahdail, several smnall lots at market rates. Fat Cill --t3in. Good veal is bringing very fair prim but the bulk of the calves cominglto handibei only in mnodernato condition, they sell low, Wf sold a draft for Mr, Bird,from a2 3s to +1 Fat Sheep.-2,325 were (pened. The were only in poor condition. The het 13 were cleared out early at blightly bhtter prei but other kinds were a complete drni god a?4 most unsaleable. We have sold some loti e various owners, wethers to 9., ewes to ,i. Fa Laambs.-- 53 in. The supply being short ad some of the quality lig. vary grod, then brought high prices. We sold a diaft of prin crosabreds for Mr Charlton at -l., and 2C51 Messrs Bourke...
SNAKES AND SNAKE BITE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE KERANG TIMES [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
SSAKES AND SNAKE BITE. TO To n EDarOR oeF Tr £ERALG TIaExI. SiR.-When at.Swan Hill lnst .wek, .I pathered the followving extraordinary, facto. which I. think you will deem of interest to the public at lurte. I was conveoroingwith Mr Fraser '-ihom I have known far pomgQyean as the overseer or manaser of.Pental sland Station. .:The island is infested with snakes, which find in it their trne paradise. long.gras,. and the rivers adjacent. -.?ero they, may be .eenpin numbers; and the tallies destroyed in the season are .ahiost. incredible.:It appears' some time back one of .the etation hands died, leavin a Germ.n c.olie dog, a:dependent on the s'atioun This dog was long' looked upon as a useless animal, till she was observed to occupy lier leiirre hours in destroying siia?ei] and such skill has ohe acquired in bhirbsbeacvh of science, that she is nuo only known to kill ntl ehe.meets. but. moreover, to hunt them ,nut ot holes. and tussocls. In this way she has killed over , forty this sea...
THE PUBLIC HEALTH. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
THE PUBLIC HEALTFr. lof ;The Medical ?tgister of Victoria for b' 1873 has just been published, and it 'r contain; 5 r nameS, or about one"' a miedical man to every .r6oo persons of ~l the whole popaiition, oie-half of-whomn i can be set down as infants and childreni it finler the age of fifteen years. Taking G the basBis of populatioii as our stand- li po nt and reiniedibering that there are b so. echin'i like a,ooo selectors in and o arouid Kerafi, it is evideiit that the people of Kerang should have the ser vices of a rmedical adviser wl:en occa- P sion required such services. The dis- a trict is not unhealthy, we are thankful d to say. On the cqntrary, it is very l I much the reverse. But still there is a r feeling of comfrtlin the knowledge that I we can get help when we waut it.,. We had a medical man here for some time, t who appeared to have a very fair busi ness up ti the day of his death, and surely no one of the gentlenien on the iledicr! Rcgidter need be afraid to trust h...
TAKING BEES. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
TATKIG BLEES. In taking bees from combs chloroform may be used in various ways. A piece of rag about six inches square may be satu rated with a teaspoonful of chloroforl,placed on a plate and covered with perforated zinc. IRaise the hire and place the plate with its contents on the board, and then close the door for fifteen minutes or less. The bees will fall down on the board helpless and prostrate. The hives should bh removed and the bees exposed to the atmosphere. The shorter the time the bees are under the effects of the chloroform the better is the chance of safe recovery. Though we have used chloroform successfully and without apparent injury to the bees, we do not re commend its use. If your heavy hives have young combs, part of their contents may be removed, but if the combs are two years old the bees should be driven into emlty hives and fed. Sugar made stocks cost liittle and generally do well.--London Journal of IIor ticulture.
A DREADFUL TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
The Omeo acorrespondent of the Qrin;i antd MlarrayAdvertiser gives the following particulars ofa dreadful tragedy which has occurred there, by which a widow a named Richardson -had her liousd destroyed by fire,- and two of her children burned to death. A.t the time the:fire took place about eleven o'clockl on Tuesday night the.children, six in nuinbor,were all in bed; the mother not having returned from -her work as charwoman, by which she supports herself and family. The eldest, a girl of fourteeu years, was awakened by the noise of the fire, which had made considerable progress. With great courage and pre sence of mind she managed to get four out of the burning building. On attempting to return for the others, she was beaten back by the flames and much burnt. While this bravoe child was at this work, the youngest child, a boy of about two years of age, had crawled fromu where she had left it, -close to the burning house, where.its clothes caught fire, an.d when it was discovered i...
DURHAM OX. TUESDAY, January 29 [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
DURHAM OX. Irnox'ovo ova oo aitirowars] TUESDAT, January 29 The anjiety to see the newspApers, and the eagerness with which" they are scanned, is indicative of the interest felt in political mrtters at the present janc ture. We who dwell remite from the scene of strife are placed at the disadvan tage of hiving to take. our knowledge of events at secoond hand. and we are puzzled I to form a correct estimate from the diver sity in the reports of the ames event as given by the organs of the different par ties. I stlpose the wisest course is to I take a middle view, and receive the reports on both sidle ' cumr rano selis.' It is re markable that there is such unanimity of oninion in favour of the action of the Governneit.- Conversing freely with people in the district, I have only encoun tered one who condemns their tactics. It is acknowledged that the measures are extreme,-. but .that they are justifiable under the ciroumstances. On one inci dent there has been some difference, viz, th...
HOW TO KEEP BUTTER COOL. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
1IOW TO KEEP BUTTER COOL. In families, or where the dairy is small, a good plan to have butter cool and firm without ice, is by the process of evaporation, as practised in India and other warm coun tries. "A cheap plan is to get a very large sized porous earthern flower pot with an extra large saucer. iIalf fill the saucer with water, set it hi a trivet or light stand -such as is used for holding hot irons will do-upon this set your butter; over the whole invert the flower pot, letting the rim of it rest in and be covered by the water; then close the hole in the bottom of the flower-pot, and repeat the process several times a day, or whenever it looks dry. If set in a cool place, or where the wind can blow oni it, it will rapidly evaporate the water from thepotand the butter will be as firm arid cool as if from iui ice-house.
THE VALUE OF INSECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
_ .2UI. VALULt or I\S T5 fro:insecto .weote :ud-ora and precious dye?, valble. -edo:e? for birds and manan other aninf , f: tilisation and increase of planths t for the subsistence of mane creStD thus, indirectly, for tLe pre'ervati? o In short, the h1uman species,~ihollrt0 ed of theservicesof insects.would ad the face of the planet. So thelnuD , has only to make the best of it, bIy to distinguish between his friendi foes, and how to assist the beneficent tions of nature in encouracing .the . and checking the latter.-?l.oton J Ghemistry.
What Editors were Made For. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
What Editors were Made For.-And now ve discover the object of 'Proidence in the creation of editors. Ido not deny(for I can afford to credit all inen with what, ye longs to them, and am not compelled to steal) tat I ain not i_ little indebted to Dean Swift, who gives as one of the reasons for not ab1ioliih- ;Chist?i?inity ? and the establishinent in England the fact that it provided a class of men (the clergy) whom everybody could feel at liberty to in sult with entire impunity, knowing that there professional character prieeluded them from resorting to the violent measures that a layman would einploy. Aild so the edi tor-affords a- safe.-receptacle-for-all the small spite, which it has pleased Providence to bestow on our race. - A man says:---' I don't dare to touch any of my neighbours. For reasons which I will rot specify, I do not wish to say anything to my wife. But I can write a letter and blow up the editor._ If he has said or allowed to be said, anything I don't like, or any...
AGRICULTURAL. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
-. .- A. - +RICULTURAL:-- ' On Monday, tlihe1thJanu'ary, informa tion reached -.his (Bathirst 1ree Press) office of the death of ,three valuable cows, the propertyofr Mr. G. Tevitt,of Peel, under circumstances of.a most extraordinary cha racter. It appears that Mr. 'Tevitt on the previous filglilihad turned.five of hlis beat cows into the gardei in front'of his house, for the purpose of eating off , seine young sorghum whicli was growing there, when the follownngoccurred,as related in a.letter which Mr. Tevitt has forwarded to us: " They had' beden in the' garden about five minfites whln'they looked-to be stag gering. I had utificieri~'tinie: to drive them ,outside, ivh6ii thley lay down, and. two of them were dead in ahboiit half- an hour, and a third died about ai houi afterwards. Tliey:did n6tetinmo;e1,than one handful of sorghum each.- .I. subsequently opened one of the dead animals:iin thepresence'of Mr Grist; " and inflammfation :nppeared, to' have set in at once.. ,One of the...
TWO SISTERS DROWNED IN THE YARRA. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
TWO SISTERS DROWNED IN TIIE T&.RRA. A. melancholy accident, by which two line young girls, verging on womanliotid; lost their lives by drowning, occurred in Sthe River Yarra, near the Church-street B]ridge, late on Saturday night. Frosis the particulars to hand, says the Teler,aplh, it appears that at half-past eight o'clock on the evening mentioned, two young men, named respectively William George Coleman and William Elder, accompanied by the Misses Margaret, Jessie, and Jane 3'Williamss, daughters of Mr John M'Willianus,of Davis street, North Carlton, who is well-known in the city and suburbs as a road contractor hired a boat from MIr. Edwards, at Prince's lBridge, and proceeded.- for- a: row up the Yarra. ' Arriving at Gardiner's --they stopped awhile for refreshment ind then resiumed their pro-. gress 'up the river, rowing slowly and ( gently, enjoying-the calm-stillness oftheI weather. About eleven o'clock they had nearly reached the Church street Bridge, and were just ...
ARRIVAL OF THE CALIFORNIAN MAIL. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
-ARRIVAL-OF-THE-C-kLIFORNLAN-4 EAIL. •:.ThieZealandia, with the Californianu mail arrived oi Monday morning. THE PE P CE NEGOTIATIONS. Loxnox, Dec. 29th. The Times, in a leading article, says : "The announcement that tlhe Sultan has in vited Her Majesty's Government to ap proach the Czar with a view of bringing about negotiations for peace, will tend to calm some fears which have been exciting the country, and to hold out a hope that the dreadful war may be brought to a close more quickly than by the shock of battle. The Sultan has taken the only course con sistent with a calm review of what the war has already done, and what it must do if it should last much longer. His circular to the powers showed that the peace party at Constantinople had for a time got the up per hand. It proposed terms whichwouldno doubt have been inadmissable in any event before the war, and which would not bear discussion aftertho terrible battles of the last six months, but the Porto did not in tend the cir...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
'WANTED. a1ý'1TED A MAN Who thoroughly understands CHAFFCUTTING MACHINE Woges 25s i1week and Found. Apply 3. JONES, Foiur miles below the Junctiai. U?TICE TO STjCK OWNERlt--K. & E. FOSTER are open to engagements to d:ove 0STOC to the Markets or othezwise. Address, Post Office, Keraeg. TElE Advertiser is deiromus of obtaini;ng S. Board and liidence in'a private family. iReferences given. Apply . X Y Z, PO., Kerang, 1" AN IED Seca d-hand HORSR WORKS. F ?ply D.McGILLIVRIIAY, Glen'Drain, W Kcrang. 17 ANTED IIULLOCK TEAl to fet:cb ". loadirg. Apply this office. FOR SALE. Tb Capita!ists :?d 'Others. THIE best BLOCK, of AND. in Keragg U FOR SALE; splendid site for good Hotel orBank. , .l Apply. E. FORD, Union Club Hotel, Echues. For Sale. N OW Travelli.g near to Swan. Bill, about 2,200 Breeding Ewes in lamb, 4-tooth to full mou th. To be sold in Ibot to suit uurchasers. Ayply to .. FARTIEEE & STITT, Swan Hill TXT AST E PAPER fLr Sale. Apply oce of V V this paper. LOST. "~ U...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 1 February 1878
C. L.STOýNEMAN, eAUi lliU LL1)Elg, WILLTA3ISON ST., SxAxDI[URST, S ;tliwaws on lanutd l superior stuck of T ".g,. ui s anud Vehicles of various d?cu.rip tion w'hit c:lu ct? warranted as being of tihe h-l taeri, ItIoroughl seaRson ild, uid built uet n r his personal slul:tintendeCce. "[l' "T DE? "AGt_;ON I" a s ccp? "l V?w lch I Iha ev eiv n patrti c ular rb'- t " ttio?tl to. ?illat, ilhsoIII, l'?iht. nll rootv. Will earrvysix personis colo r t:rhlc, or ten hutIdred-weight over acy road. Selectorisa ld ftrilers are requested to call and exsa 5iine theso 11:I:Idisol is re hices. iReferences from any part of the district. C. L. STONE 3 AN, COACIIBUILDlERi, WI LIAML ON STREET, Sadnhurst. PICKLES & SONS,;. A Ii?r.lC.\s STEAM CARRIAGE WORKS,: WILLIAMSON & BULL STREETS, SAND HURST IWARDED Two First Prize Silver Cups ? Six First and Three Second PrizetO, Grand National Exhibition, 1876; First l'rize Silver Cup, one Special l'rize, and the Highest Certiti cato. of ILerit, for...