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Egg Preservative [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
Egg Preservative Professor W. G. Sedgnwick, of Stev ens Institute of Technology, appeared as an expert witness before the New Jersey State Board of Health to de monstrate that 400 cans of frozen eggs seized by the Government three years ago as unfit for food, are still perfectly wholesome. As evidence, he told of feeding them to his family, and at taches of his laboratory. He said eggs 100 years old, if kept right, were better thin fresh ones. When the health sharps at the hear ing seemed incredulous, Professor Scdg wick explained that to keep eggs for -a few years is not a mark to the feats of the Chinese, who preserve them for in definite periods. He recalled when Li Hung COang visited America he brought with him egg: 100 years old, because there were none in this country old enough to suit his ipalate. The 400 cans were released for sale by the State Board of Health. Mem bers of the board ate foodstuffs made from the eggs, and gave the product a clean bill of health. When Li Hung...
RIVAL BURNT OFFERINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
.RIVAL BUtRNT OFFERINGS. A gentleman.rushing from his dining room into the -iall and snifling disgust .edly, demanded of Jeamies, the foot man, whence. arose the outrageous o0or that was pervading the.. whole house. ro which Jeames replied : "You see; sir,: to-day's a saint's-day, and the butler- 'ee's, 'ight church, anid is burning liincense; _ and . the cook, she's low church, and is burning brown gaper to hobviate the hinaense l'
A Hint to Travellers [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
into a seaside termiiud n the passengers. began to collect their- luggage and get their tickets ready. " Exctise me, ma'aIi," said a seedy-looking, shifty eyed individual ii the corner to a buxom matron sitting opposite, "d'ye mind my looking at your ticket a moment ?" The matron looked some what surprised, but placed her ticket in the outstretohed hand. The seedy individual studied it for a moment, then, coolly tearinig off a corner, handed it back as the train pulled up. H: passed on with the crowd to the b.,r rier, but just as he got to the ticklt° collector he oried, "I've forgotten ilv stick," and dashed back to the car riage. Havilig recovered his stick, he approached the ticket collector boldly and attempted to pass through. "Tic ket, please."? "I gave it upl just nowv. I've been back for my stick."' "You didn't give me a ticket, sir." "Excuse me, I did. You look and sea if you haven't got.one, No. 0116, with a corner missing..' The ticket indi cated was soon discovered, and ...
MELBOURNE LETTER [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
HELBOURNE LETTER (From our Speoial Correspondent). This summer has brought more than the uual number of big fires in -the city and suburbs.. The losses., repre sented by the disasters that have oc curred during the' pasti few .months make a staggering total. ,. Flourishing business. enterprises have encountered serious set-backs because insurance is never anything like adequate compen sation for the dislocation of operations in a live concern, which is asibad se the actual loss of goods, plant and buildings that go up in smoke, or remain a dole ful tribute to the. devastation of, an element against which the most -elabor ate precautions yet. devised are by no .means efficient. That there has been vast improvement in-the methods of fire fighting, and the equipment and or ganisataon of the metnopolitan bri gades cannot be. gainsaid. Outbreaks which have taken. place recently and which, although they have caused en ormous damage would,: if opposed only by the forces and· appliances at-...
American View of British Farming. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
American View of t British Farming. An American, who recently visited England has nothing but praise for the rural scenes, the superb -apstures, and high quality stock, both purebred and grade. The hospitality of the people of rural Britain is without bounds, and in saying that the American only en dorses colonial experience. Having ? said the nice things, the American gives ; some practical criticisms on the 'meth- t ods of doing certain, kinds of work on the farm, which do not come up to the 1 American, or even colonial standard.. In Lancashire, he saw men raking hay i They had; a lumbering hay-rake, out of all proportion heavy. Two men were raking. They had two big, heavy hbrses. They were going tandem. - A big man was riding the first horse, and a second man was driving the. second ; horse. In America,. a -boy twelve years old with a light horse and a light American sulky rake would do as much as both those big men and big horses would accomplish. In other places he saw gangs of...
New Railway Fares. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
New Railway Fares. 1mnglo Return 1st 2nd 1st 2nd Port Fairy to Melbourne... 2Ss Od 18s Sd 46s 10d 31s 2d Geelong ... 21s 4d 14s 2d 35s 6d 23s Sd Ballarat 29s 4d 19s 8d 49s Od 32s Sd Colao 13s Sd 9s 2d 22s 10d 15s 2d Camperdown 9s 6d 6s 4d 15s lOd 108 6d Ierang ... 7 4d 4s lOd 12s 2d Ss 2d Warrnambool 3F 2d 2s 2d ba 2d 3s 6d Koroit s'S d Is 2d 2s 10d ls lOd Moyne ... O10d 6d is 2d 103 Hamilton ... 9s od 6s 4d 15s 10d lo0s d Rosebrook... 4d 2d - Kirkstall ... Is 2d 10d 2s Od 1s 4d Crosslev ... Is 4d 10d 2s 2d is 6d
DIRECTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
DIRECTORY. Compiled from Notices in our Advertising Columns. Stationers and Fancy Goods. Misses Walker and Lugg, Sackville -st. Auctsoaeers, dtc. J. B. Holden and Co. U1. Devereux O'Brien Bros. Maurch and Taylor J. Crawford, Wagga Wagga Drapers and Clothiers Gray and Co, Bank street W. J. Tyler, Cox-street E. C. Robinson, Sackville-street. Grocers and General Merchant : Cutting and Boyd) Sackville-street W. J. Tyler Gray and Co. Bank street Powell and Sons, Sackville street Tailors : T. H. Storey, Sackville-street. W. George, Sackville Street Insurance Agents: Gazette Office, Backville.-sreet . J. B. Holden and Co. Undertaker : Wm. Rundeil, William-street Guyett and Sons, Sackville-street
ORDINARY TELEGRAMS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
ORDINARY TELEGRAMS. Town and suburban, within prescribed limits, or within fifteen miles from the send ing station, including address and signature not exceeding sixteen words) 9d. Each additional word, Id. Other places within the State, except town and suburban, including address and signa ture (not exceeding sixteen words) 9d. Each additional word, Id. Interstate, i.e., from any one state to any other state, including address and signature not exceeding sixteen words), is. Each additional word, Id. On telegrams rom and to Tasmania the charges to be those mentioned above with cable charges added which at the present time is -d per word. Double the foregoing rates to be charged for transmission of telegrams on Sunday, Christmas Day, and Good Friday, and for urgent telegrams. The foregoing rates are exclusive of post age cbarges.
Grit for the Fowls. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
Grit for the Fowls. Some.people have the impression that it is not necessary to supply grit to fowls -which are on free range, as the birds will find sufficient for their needs. This may be true when'there is a gravel road or seashore, etc., near by to which the fowls have access; otherwise not. In a month's time a large flock of ', wls daily foraging over .the -ame space will clear away all the >uitable grit from a large area. Unless the folws can range where there is an _unlimited. supply of grit, it will be necessary to provide them with a supply after a certain length ot tuie; no matter how much range they enjoy. On land where poultry had ,c~ er: been kept ebfore, a flock might possibly get along for Several years wi:hl the grit which the fowls coula Im;d at hand, but except in favorerc sit?,;at.ons the grit supply runs out. So Lhe poultry keeper must supply the la- . Grit may be bought,* as there are niany brands in the market. But with a grit mill and the material; the poul...
Treasure Revealed by Shadow. HOW A BEGGAR FOUND A FORTUNE. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
Treasure Revealed by Shadow. HOW A BEGGAR FOUND A FORTUNE. There has just died in Mantuna a farmer, named Annibale Tosci, who had become a prosperous man without aun ,tort, _ mna,_re.?a. - of toail.. - , L - bale, who was 94 at the time of his death owed his success in life to guessing a riddle as mysterious as that. of the Sphinx, a riddle which the citizens of iNaples had tried to guess .for torty years. In his will he tells the ro mantic story of his acquirement or riches. It appears that about sixty years ago a wealthy and eccentric 1, renchman died at Naples. A few days before his death he ord ered the erection of the pillar on his land, which he had leased for ninety, years, and he directed thiat this pillar should be kept in a state of preserva tivn after Ins death. On :.t was en grai ed the peculiar inscription: On the first of May I have a golden head. 'ihe following first of May, hund reds of peopl', Came and peered at the too of the column, hoping, at the very lcas~, to d...
Items of Interest [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
Items of Interest Mine. Alico Deschamps, a well known French sportswoman, celebrated t her ~?th birthday by taking part ';n a lawn tennis, a goi; ana a croquet match at Le Touqudt. Samuel Roberts, vilhage postman ofI Llanystumdwy, nas retired arher._- 39 eiLu--?" avice.. lie has travelled 130,6i 0 ( miles oli foot throfigh every' kmn?t o0 weather, and is stil nale ana heary. I A police dog speedily vanquished an· armed apache in Farns. c.'ae iruffian, drawing a revolver, fired at a con stable who was about to arrest himu,. The bullet liew wide, and the apache wan going to fire again, ~ien the. ponceman's dog seized nim by dhe ear. ioreaniing with pain, the apache" drop- 1 ped tlhe revolver, -andl was. at once n captured.. :. - The liamburg police authorities have made a regulation ordering tramway car conductors, under penalty of losing their licenses, not to allow women withn unprotected hatpins to remain in then cars. The police are also ordered to ( take the name and address of w...
The "Jacks" [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
The "Jacks" Mir. Joseph Clayton has written a remarkable memoir of "Father Stanton of St. Albans." Probably no man ci definite, uncompromising views had so many .friends irrespective of creed o: calling. There were the "Jacks," for in stance, who from the slums of Gray's Inn Lane, were persuaded to gather in Stanton's loom at the clergy house for several Sundays, and of whom he used to speak. ''They wouldn't -,i e their names. "We have all the same name-Jack: call us 'the'Jacks,' " was their answer to ainquiries. "Weil, after they had been coming for a fairly long time, and I had given them the best instruction I could," raid Father Stanton, "they turned up ume Sunday bringing a large German litho graph, fram?ed, of Christ blessing little children. . They said, as I'd been -ery kind to them, and tried ti do them good, would I accept this token or theiir gratitude. Or course, I accept ed it, and then 'the Jacks' simply ls appeared, and no one ever saw or hea?d anything of them again....
New Desert Bean. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
INew Desert Bean. Professor R. W. Clothier, of the -University of Arizona, has discovered a new variety of bean, well adapted for. cultiviation. in dry climates. Dur ing a. 1300 mile journey over the deserts and mountains of Arizona, . he visited the Papago Indians, and got from them several hunidred brownishl-yellow beans of an unknown variety. These he planted on, experimental plots at the Arizona Experimental Farm for four ye?rs before the discoveriy was announ cod. It appears that. the new bean, which had been namred the .tcpary" bean, is more plolific under dry con ditions than any other known variety. It yields between 700lb and 8001b to the acre, with no more water than the - -soanty rainfall of Arizona gives. Under the same: ?onditions, ordinaryx beans yield, only: from: 661b lo. 1i40o1b ui: the acre,.
POSTAL INFORMATION [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
Pi'TAL IN FORMATION . Letters-Half o1uuo or under For every ounce 01 Urgent Letters-For each Letter in addition to ordinary postage . O 8 Late fee0 1 Letters-For every }oz or under .... 0 2d Post Cards-each ... Reply Post Cards-each ... ... 0 Newspapers-4ozs Id each Packets--Commercial and printed papers, maximum weight ebs, dimensions not to exceed in length, Ift in depth or width, for every 2oz or fraction thereof 0 Patterns and samples, packets of merchandise, &c., maximum weight 1ib; dimension not to exceed 2ft in length, one foot in depth or width ; rate of postage for every oz. or fraction thereof .. 0 1 o oks-For every 4oz or under, up to 5b sl ... .. Newspapers-For each newspaper0 0a } Newspapers, magazines, and publi. cations, not published in the Com. monwealth, 2oz. ... ... . 0 Post cards- each . ... 0 1 Reply post cards-each . ... 0 2 Letter cards-2 for ...... ... 0 2 Registration fee ... ... ... 0 3 Parcel lib or under ... ... 0 6 Parcel, each extra Ib or under ...
INTERESTING INVENTIONS. COMING AUSTRALIAN PATENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
INTERESTING IINENTIOWtS. .DOMING AU3STRiALIAN PATENTS. It is reported by the `well kno'wn Pa tent Attorneys, Messrs G. G. Turri & Co., of - "The Rialto," Collins Streot. Melbourne, that in the ordinary course. Patents of the Commlonweaith will be granted'in respect of all or most of tht following inventions. Complete suy clficaa.ons and diawinga are pubbiciz available. Milking Machine--hand oporattcx (6313-1275)---'ihe teats are aotedl upuo: by pads cuntrol,:d by cords. - A. P fi'ymaLn, purchaser liril J. Neilson Denmark. Cultivator (6316-1275)-A6 c, hann ; iron rraine, crlaugll lar with ldevicts L. receive and hold twitc;.--. A . .aile. Viotoria. 'Wire Strainer and Twister (63t0 1277)-A yoke carries awinch barrel, having horns, etc.-J. O)Callaghan. Victoria. Head Gear for Windmill (6559- 1i78)--'this pump mill has toothed tL? duotion gear in an,oil tight casing with oil distributing devices. - J. Alston. Victoria. Detachable scarifier share (6616 1279)-Wrought metal with th...
Port Fairy Telephone Exchange LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
Port Fairy Telephone Exchange LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. i. Shipping Office 21. J. C. McCallum 2. Lighthouse 22 H. Lyfield 3. Powell and Sons 23. R. A. Gibson '4. J. Goldie 24. Postmaster 5. J. Gray and Co. 25. M. Devereux 6. Hospital 26. Saltau and Son 7. Town Hall 27. Mr Powling's S. H. Swann House 9. Guyett and Sons 28. Rev Jessop 10. E. W. Powling 29. Police Station (Office) 30. Dr Lyons 11. Railway Station 31.ýJ. C. Holden & Co 12. Star of the West Office 13. 32. Mrs Whiting 14. E. Hanley 33. F. Freckleton Gazette 34. N. Corson 15. Dr Orchard 35. J. Gauley 16. Douglas House 36. J. C. Holden house 17. C. Jago 37. Jas.Boyd, Sol'tor 1S, Com'ercial Hote 38. W. J, Tyler 19. Cramond's 39. Father O'Regan 20. H. G. Wilson
RATES OF COMMISSION. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
RATES OF COMMISSION. Money Orders ayable in Victoria. Any sum not over £5, d; over £5, but not over £10, is; over £10, but not over £15, 1: 6d; over £15, but not over £20, 2s. Orders ayable in New South Wales, Queensland, South Anstralia, New Zealand, T . ia, and Western Australia. iot over £2, 6d ; not over £5, is not over £7, is 6di ; not over £10, 2s ; not over £12, 2s 6d; not over £15, 3s; not over £17, 3s 6d; not over £20, 4s. Money Orders by Telegraph, To New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia Tasmania, and Perth (Western Austrahla) Charge for a message in addition to above rates. MONEY ORDERS. United Kingdom and other British Posses' ions or Foreign Countries, 6d for each £1, ensd fraction of £1. POSTAL NOTES. Postal notes may be obtained at any Pos Office in Victoria. Hours of payment 10 a.m,. to 5 p.m. The following are the denomination of the notes, and the poundage, or price charged for them :-ls, id ; is Gd, }d ; 2s, Id ; 2s 6d Id; 3s, id 3s 6d, Id; 4s, 1d ; 4s 6d,...
PACKETS, E1. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
PACKETS, El . Packets may be sent through the post : Without a cover (but not fastened with any. thing adhesive, such as gum, postage stamp, sealing wax, &c.); in a cover entirely open at one end or side (if the cover be slit, the open ing must be ol the full extent of the end or side, and the contents must be easy of with. drawal). The cover may bear the sender's name and address, and the words " packet " " sample " or "pattern," &c., as the case may be) " only." a?o ti may be tied with string, but officers of the department may cut the string to examine the contents, and tie the packet up again. Samples of seeds, drugs, &c, -which cannot be sent as open packets, may be enclosed in bags or boxes, fastened so as to be easily undone and re. fastened. If addressed to places in the United Kingdom only, they may be sent in closed transparent bags. Note-If the above conditions be not com plied with packets are regarded as in. sufficiently paid letters, and charged...
PORT FAIRY POST-OFFICE. MAILS CLOSE. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 26 January 1914
PORT FAIRY POST-OFFICE. MAILS CLOSE. Melbourne ... Geelong ... I Colac ... .. -. Daily"'at 12.50 p.m Warrnambool and 10 p.m. Koroit .... T.P.O. ? Daily, at 12,50 p.m 3.30 p.m., (Thurs Hamilton . day and Friday ex cepted)'and 10;p.m Thursday. Byaduk ... ...1 Macarthur .. Broadwater ,.. ... Daily, atI3.30 p.m. Orford ... Koroit . ... Crossley .. .. Killarney " Daily at 3.30 p.m) Rosebrook .. Port Fairy North ,. Portland .... 1 Narrawong .. - I Sundays, Tuesdays Tyrendarra .. and Thursdays, at Codrington .. . 10 p.m. Yambuk .., . MAILS ARRIVE. Melbourne . . 12.45 a.m. and 3.5 Melbourne 12.4 p.m,. daily. T.P.O. ... ... 3.50 p.m.daily. Geelong .. ... " Daily, at 12.45 a.m. Terang . ... " and 3.50 p.m. Colac .. Warrnambool, }. 12.45 a.m. and 3.50 Warrnanbool? 4"p.m. daily, ) Daily, at 11.45 a.m. Koroit..... .. 3.50 p.m. and 12.45 a.m. Hamilton Daily 12.15 p.m., '" }Friday and Satur day, 12.45 a.m. Byaduk .... Broadwater . 3rford . . Crossley ... Rosebrook Daily, at 1.45 a,m Port Fairy Nor...