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POST CARDS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
POST ('CAI)RS. The following is an extract from the " Postal Guide ": "l'Private cards bearing adhesive stamps are allowed to be used as post cards bo tween places in Victoria, under tile follow ing conditions, viz.: "That they ble made of ordinary card board, not thicker tihan the material used for the official post card, and measure not less thian 4in. by lin.. nor more than 51in. by 3alin. " That there be nothing affixed, writ ten, printed, or otherwise impressed on the front thereof except the address and stamps in payment of postage, and the following words when printed only, viz. -' Post Card.' The address only to be, written on this side."
HINTS ON PUBLIC SPEAKING. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
HINTS ON PUBLIC SPEAKING. In the year 1S75 a Mr Watt wrote to 'Mr Gladstone, asking him for a few hints on the art of public speaking. Mr Watt has sent to the "Times" the reply he received from the illustrious word-painter and captiva tor of audiences. It is as follows: 1. Study plainness of langualge, always preferring the simpler word. 2. Shortness of sentences. 3. Distinctness of articulation. 4. Test and question your own argn ments beforehand, not waiting for critli or opponent. 5. Seek a thorough digestion of andL familiarity with your subject, and rely mainly on these to prompt the proper words. 6. Remember that if you are to sway an audience you must, besides thinking out your matter, watch them a1l along. The persons who really ought to cut the above out and paste it on the clock, or somewhere else where it may be readily and frequently seen, are:--. Members of Parliament. 2. Candidates for Par liament. 3. Ministers of religion. 4. Alleged expounders of federation schemes. ...
A REMARKABLE INVENTION. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
A REMARKABLE INVENTION. Herr .Tan Szczepanik, the youthful in ventor of the telectroscope has now made some inventions likely to revolu tionise the whole of the textile indus try, affecting as they do all its prin cipal operations. By utilising photo graphy for weavng purposes he can now, in a single quarter of an hour, ac complish what it has taken the designer months or" years to complete, according to the size of the design. As is known (re marks the Vienna correspondent of the "Daily Chronicle") a design that is to be woven must first be resolved into squares. In the case of a large gobelin thedesigner has at present to fill up mil lions of such little squares before it s possible to punch the stencil plates which are indispenisable in the Jac quard loom and are consequently abso lutely necessary for the production of figured textile goods. Herr Szczepanik, however, tolally abolishes the designer, and more than supplies his place by photography. The photographic apparatus he emp...
SPORTING. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
SPORTING. The well-known local racing mare, The Chart, ran in the July Handicap at Moonee Valley on Saturday last. She carried only Gst. 71b., but failed to get a place. She, however, bolted twice round the course before the start. The following table shows the posi tions of the clubs competing for the West Gippsland Football Association Premiership : Matches. Points. Clubs. Half-Holiday,' .. i0 8 1 1 40 Drouin ... ". 10 6 4 0 40 24 Warragul ... 10 5 4 1 40 22 Brandy Creek ...10 5 5 0 40 20 Yarragon ... 10 5 4 0 40 20 The match between the Half-Holiday and Yarragon clubs on Wednesday last -was played under most unfavorable climatic conditions. A perfect gale was blowing throughout. the afternoon towards the eastern goal, and conse quently the play was almost all con fined to that end of the ground. The game was well-contested, the home team securing the victory by the narrow margin of 4 points. Scores: Half-Holiday, 4 goals 10 behinds; Yarragon, 4 goals 5 behinds. Brandy Creek faile...
MUNICIPAL LOANS EXTENSION BILL. PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
MUNICIPAL LOANS EX TENSION BILL. PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY. There was scarcely any discussion on the Municipal Loans Extension Bill in the Assembly on Thursday. After Mr. Moule and Mr. Levien had commuended the measure as one which would assist a number of municipal ities out of their financial difficulties, into which they had drifted by bor rowing too freely in the boom time, not anticipating such a large depre ciation in the value of property, the second reading was agreed to and the bill was sent to the Council.
TRAFALGAR BUTTER FACTORY. A SUCCESSFUL YEAR. IN SPITE OF DROUGHT AND BUSH FIRES. SIX PER CENT. DIVIDEND AND £300 DISTRIBUTED AS BONUS. DIRECTORS' REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
TRAFALGAR BUTTER FACTORY. A SUCCESSFUL YEAR. IN SPITE OF DROUGHT AND BUSH FIRES. SIX PER CENT. DIVIDEND AND £300 -DISTRIBUTED. AS BONUS. DIRECTORS' REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT. The directors of the Trafalgar Co operative Butter and Cheese Factory Company have reason to congratulate themselves on the very successful result of the past year's operations, and the shareholders will doubtless experience a sense of satisfaction on being informed that a (3 per cent. dividend is to be declared and £300 in paid-up shares at 25s. each distributed as bonus. That this result has been obtained in spite of the drought and bush fires of the past summner is alike a striking tribute to the excellence of this locality as a dairying centre, and to the efficiency of the management of this prosperous concern. The factory may certainly be classed amongst the most pros perous of its kind in Gippsland, and seeing that a few weeks hence its capacity will be doubled by the com pletion of the erection of n...
AUSTRALIAN NATIVES' ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
AUSTRALIAN NATIVES' ASSOCIATION. At the last meeting of the Warragu branch of the Australian Natives Association the half-yearly report of the committee and balance-sheet were presented. The former showed that during the previous six months the number of members had increased from 90 to 101, and much gratification wes expressed at the announcement that the " century" had been reached. For this exceedingly satisfactory result M3r. J. 3M. Steedman-the zealous and energetic secretary-deserves the prin cipal credit, and it may be some satis faction for him to know that his efforts are generously recognised by the mem bers generally. The financial statement was also a very cheering document, and showed the association to be in a very flourish ing condition. The receipts for the half-year amounted to over £140, and the expenditure to £90 odd, leaving a credit balance of fully £40. A further sum of £57 was also handed to the trustees for investment during the period under review, bringing ...
NOT READY FOR WAR. THE FACTS ABOUT AMERICA. BY AN AMERICAN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
NOT READY FOR WAR., THE FACTS ABOUT AMERICA. S BY AN AMERICAN.. An American correspondent, vriting from Washington on MIay 23; sa ys: Let us publish a bit, of "disagreeable truth. It will do us no harm in the long run, much as it may.excite anger for the moment. The American army at Tampa, in spite of official figures to the contrary, does not include, a single regi ment fit to take the field, not a single regiment with a full complement of men, not a single regiment properly dressed for a tropical march, not . single regi ment with the transport necessary for moving baggage indispensable to oper ating in.the enemy's country. The Unit ed States soldier, one month after the declaration of Wiar,.is sweltering in the dirt and heat of Tampa with a uniform which, even when reduced to mere boots, trousers. and flannel shirt, keeps the poor man dripping with sweat night and day. In this hot pestiferous cli mate the men are not only forced to wear their winter clothing, but limited in matte...
A NARROW ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
A NARROW 'SCAPE. An exciting scene was witnessed out side the German Embassy, Carlton, House Terrace, about five o'clock on the evening of the 15th inst.. when a man who gives the name of John Trodd, re siding at Lambeth, fired two shots at Count Arco-Valley, First Secretary at the Emnbassy, and immediately , after wards attempted to murder, a constable of the A Division. The attempt in each instance happily proved unsuccessful, and by a remarkable combination of for tunate circumstances the effects of the outrage in each case prove to be very slight. The circumstances undbr which the in cident occurred are as follow:-About 5 o'clock Count Arco-Valley, who resides at the Embassy, was preparing .to go out to make a call. and a cab was in waiting outside the main entrance to the Embassy.. The Count had emerged from the building, and was just about to enter the cab, when a man approached from the western side of the terrace, and. suddenly producing a revolver, fired it at the secretary...
IN THE QUEEN'S NAME. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
IN THE QUEEN'S NAME. During Mr Gladstone's illness the Irish express going to Holyhead was several times stopped at Sandyford in order to' put down the doctors. There is a HTawarden tradition, related to-day by the special correspondent of the "Daily Chronicle,' to the effect that Mr Gladstone once stopped this express by pulling the signal against it with his own hand. The narrative is that Mr Gladstone had been hurriedly sum moned south by the Queen. He drove over to Sandyford-the date is sup posed to be years and years ago-and asked the official there to have the train stopped. "No, sir," was the timorous re ply, "'I cannot stop the Irish express without orders, and as she is almost due, there is no time to telegraph for them." "Well," quote Mr Gladstone, "I understand your position and appre ciate it. But in the interests of the nation I must get to London with the least loss of time. Therefore, I shall take the responsibility of stopping the train myself." With that he went to ...
ADMIRAL SAMPSON. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
ADMIRAL SAMPSON. Acting .Icar-Adinira:l William '. Samnpson is very much ill the public eye at the present lime. Admiral S;nampsonI (says the "Scien tilic Aknmric(an") ivwas born in Palmyra. N.Y., Febru:ary 8, 1S40. His father was at farmer. and could not afford to allow hlis-son to devote much of his time to :his school books. TWhen old enough he went to school, but it was necessary for himi to do much of the hard work known to farmers' boys. The young rnan ha:d an insatiable desire for information, and. despite the fact that lhe had less time to devote to his studies than any of the rest of the boys in the Union School, he soon distanced them in the race. Young Samnpson was offered the :apointment to the Naval Academy by a Congressmuan. He entered the Naval Academy in 1837, and graduated first in his class three years lanter. His first cruise was made in the frigate Potomac, in 1861, and in 1S62 he was commission ed a litentenht. He was detailed to the ironclad Patapsco in 1St4, a...
SHE WAS DIFFERENT. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
SHE WAS DIFFERENT. "Clorinda," said Maurice Fitzpatrick, the proud young pitrician from Peoria, "I love you." Miss Buliwinkle, the beautiful daugh ter of the millionaire butterscotch maker, staggered back as if she `had been struck. "No, no!" she cried, "surely you don't mean it!" "Yes, Maurice replied, "it is, alas! too true!" Clorinda Bullwinkle sat down and looked at the flames that were flickering up from the gas log. She was in deepl thought. For aw\hi it seemed as if the shock would be too much for her, but little by little she recovered her composure, and, turning to the hand some young Inman, at last she asked : "When did you find it out?" He looked at his watch and replied : "Just. a little while ago. I have felt symptoms of it for a long time, but it didn't break out until this evening. Now I can doubt no longer. Clorinda, 1 re peat in stentorian tones that I love you!" "And," she returned. aften another thoughtful pause."can you explain why? You know I am a materialist. I...
BROTHER JONATHAN IN BUSINESS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
BROTHER JONATHAN IN BUSINESS. The Secretary to Her Majesty's Lega tion at Tokio gives in his latest report a striking instance of the smartness of Brother Jonathan in business Refer ring to the importation of railway plant to Japan, he says that quick deliveries can always be obtained from America. As an instance, English locomotive builders required two years for the de livery of an extensive order, while the Baldwin Locomotive Works turned them out.at the rate of two a day and shipped the whole quantity in eight or ten weeks. Another case recently oc curred where the English time for ship ment of five locomotives was ten months, and the price about 12,000 dols. gold delivered in Japan, and American makers offered to ship in fourteen weeks at about S000 dols. gold. The same specification was submitted to both countries.
SPANISH WAR NEWS. HAVANA TALES OF VICTORIES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
SPANISH WAR NEWS. HrAVAINA TALES OF VICTORIES. L:Uder the heading "Great Scott! We're Undone," an American paper pub lishes the following: A copy of "El Progreso." published in Havana, dated 13th May, is amusing the correspondents here. In an editorial summary of the war situation it says: "Wherever the ships of the enemy have approached our shores they have been driven back with disastrous loss, and their attempts to destroy our forts have resulted instead In the destruction of their ships. Our brave soldiers have poured shot and shell into the enemy and nobly stood by their guns, and upon every occasion achieved a gallant vic tory. "TWe have heard reports of the enor mous army which was to invade our is land and conquer our army. - What has become of it? They do opat dare to come and meet the brave Spanieirds, knowing full well that death would be certain to await them. They tried to starve us, but on the contrary, they are starving themselves, for bread and meat are higher in New...
ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION. The final arrangements for Mr Borch grevink's Antarctic expedition are now practically completed, and his expedi tion will shortly leave for Australia and South Victoria Land. Just prior to his departure for Norway, whence the ex plorer is going to bring his ship to Lon don, Mr Borchgrevink gave to Reuter's representative the following further de tails of hi- arrangements : "I am now going to Norway," he said, "to settle a few final details in connection with the expedition. Our ship., the Southern Cross, is now having her engines put in at Frederikstad. and will be in the Thames next month. She is a barque with an auxiliary screw, fitted with triple expansion engines of 400 horse power, and has a speed of nine knots. She has been designed by Colin Archer, the builder of the Fram, and has been specially constructed with a view' to withstanding ice pressure. She has ten feet of solid oak at her bows. and at her weakest point is 32 inches in thickness. "Over all ...
DEATH OF PRINCE BISMARCK. GERMANY'S GREAT STATESMAN [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
DEATH OF PRINCE BISMARCK. GERMANY'S GREAT STATESMAN Prince Bismarck,. the great ex-Chan cellorof Germany, who has for a long time past been in ill-health, and whose state was recently pronounced to be critical, died peacefully at 11 o'clock on Saturday night, at the ago of 83 years. Mrs. Flett and Miss Flett have been presented with a beautifully bound bible and an engraved silver serviette ring respectively, by the teachers of the Sunday School and members of the choir in connection with the War ragul Presbyterian Church, in recog nition of the services rendered by them, in these departments of Church work. The presentation ceremony took place at the Manse, and was performed by the Rev. C. H..Hunter, M.A. after which an interesting musi cal programme was rendered, and the company regaled with refreshments.