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THE FIGHTING IN THE PHILIPPINES. NATIVES AND SPANIARDS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
T HE FIC HTI NG IN THE PktL!PPINES. NATIVES AND :SPANIARDS. Reuter's special correspondent at Manila, telegraphing under date of June 2, sends the following diary of events: "May 209.-The Spanish authorities have offered a reward of 25,000 dollars for the capture of the rebel leader Agul naldo, dead or alive. Many natives are trying to effect his apprehension, and gain the reward. Already several rebel otficers have been assassinated. It is officially declared by the Spanish au thorities that four armored cruisers with colliers and torpedo-boats and 10,000 troops have left Spain of the East. "The. Spaniards are utterly unimpres sed by their naval defeat at Cavite. They say merely that their squadron was completely outclassed; but on shore they are determined to fight to the end, as their ships did. Evidently they will never realise the facts of the situation until Manila has been annihi lated by street and house-to-house fight ing in the outer city, and by the bom bardment of the wa...
NEERIM SOUTH. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
NEERIM SOUTH. On Saturday last, as McColl and Sons' trucks, loaded with timber, were coming down an incline from W. Barr's, one of the brakes would not act. The result was that one of the horses was thrown down and dragged along the line for several yards, but fortunately no bones were broken, only the flesh of the horse being badly cut. Timber is coming into the station daily. McColl's mill is in full work, but the Tarago mill is still idle. It is reported, however, that it will be started again in the course of a few weeks. If so, it will cause more activity at the station as well as in the township. The Ironstone line of reef has been inspected this week, but at present I cannot say what will be the outcome. Weddings of late have been the leading topic at Neerim South. On Wednesday Mr. R. Gleeson, of Jindivick, was married to a daughter of Mr. G. Young, of Neerim East. During the past few days we have had some very stormy and cold weather, but not much rain has fallen. If we get ...
DISTRICT NEWS. BULN BULN EAST. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 2 August 1898
DISTRICT NEWS, (FI:o3 VA.ROUS CORRESPONDENTS). BULN BULN EAST. The splendid winter we are having has put fresh life into the settlers round here, and a much larger area is being put under cultivation. Owing to the scarcity of seed, potatoes will not be sown largely this year. Oats, as usual, will be the main crop. Most of it is already well forward, sowing having been earlier this year. Orchard-planting has received more attention. The settlers are gradu ally adopting a system of mixed farming instead of putting all their eggs in one basket. Dairying has been at a complete stand still, and will remain so until the spring. So far the losses amongst stock have not been heavy, but the next and last month of winter will be the worst to tide over. Measles are still prevalent. The writer has maintained a policy of splendid isola tion, and has, so far, escaped. Miss Bourke, the schoolmistress here, has been absent for some weeks past through a bad attack of ophthalmia. The parlor boarder h...
POST CARDS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
POST CARDS. The following is an extract from the "Postal Guide " : "Private cards bearing adhesive stamps are allowed to be used as post cards be tween places in Victoria, under the follow ing conditions, viz.: "That they be made of ordinary card board, not thicker than the material uscd for the official po-t card, and measure not less than 4in. by 3in., nor more than .5 in. by 84in. " 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."
LOCAL MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
LOCAL MAILS. MAILS CLOSE at WAIRRLAGUL for the following places, at the under. mentioned times : Melbourne and all Sta-) 0 tions on Line ...10.1. . 7 p.m. Sale and all Stations) on Line ... ...j 10.1 p.m. &7p.m. Buln Buln. Neerin) Monh. Wed. & Sat. South, liy,okehyp 11.10 a.nm.;Tues. Neerini ... ... ) and Thur., noon. Crossor Tues. & Thurs. 12 Crossover ... ... noon; Saturdays 11.10 a.m. ' Mondays, Wed Lardner ... ... nesdays, & Fri. days 11.15 a.m. Ellinbank Seaview, and Ferndale, Tues days and Fridays 11.30 a.m. Printed and published by A. J. HARVEY. and Co., proprietors, every Tuesday morning, at their offices, Victoria street, Warragul, in the colony of Victoria.
THE LOBSTER BEFORE A CLASS IN COOKERY. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
THE LOBSTER BEFORE A CLASS IN COOKERY. Teachers of cooking In the public schools of New York City, where a. good deal of attention is now given to this?subject, have recently had. the ad vantage of somte most valuable. instruc tion at thebliological laboratory of Prof. C. I,. Bristol. of the New York Univer sity. Of late (writes the "Scientific American") special :attention has been paid to those products of the animal kingdom that serve.man-as food, with a study of the digestive processes of the lower animals as a foundation for the study of the human alimentary system. In connection with this branch of the subject, Mrs Mary E. Williams, super visor of cooking in the public schools, says: "'Considering the prevalence of Indigestion, I cannot see why anyone should be surprised because cooking teachers study,, digestive processes;" and in one of her recent practical lee tures the subject was the lobster. Mrs Williams said: "There is no way to get the eatable part out of a lobster exc...
NOT A FIT ASSOCIATE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
NOT A. FIT ASSOCIATE. O!id Lndy (reproachfully): Patrickj, you were on a bad spree yesterday. Pat: Yis, miss, I was. Bless me, if I waren't a-!oyin' in the gutter wid a pig,. Father -Murphy came along, 'looked at me and says, says he, "One is known by the company he kapes." Old Lady: And did you get up, Pat rick? Pat: No; but the pig did.
A FORTUNATE FALL. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
A FORTUNATE FALL. " Clarence Lacy, his young wife Edith; and their eighteen-months' old baby. were spending the summer :it the Ocean View Hotel at S-, a pretty summer resort on the New Jersey coast. Mlr Lacy, finding it necessary to go tot New York for a few days on business. bade his 'wife an affectionate good-bye one Monday morning, and took a: morn ing tr:ain. After his departure, Edith, intending to do some sketching neru' a particularly pretty farm-house seven miles away' hired a pony and phaeton, :rnd takting baby Margaret and the nurse, drove off. They had driven about five milest when the pony, taking fright at some chickens in the road, ran away. The, phaeton collided with. a farm wag gon, the force throwing the occupants out of the phaeton. The farmer, running to their assist ance, found that Mary was stunned and' that Mrs Lacy was unable to walk. Het drove them to his house, which, fortu nately, was near, and leaving them in the care of his wife, went for a doctor. When t...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
The third issue of the West Gippsland Gazette, a journal published at \Warragul is to hand. It is a well got up paper, with plenty of reading matter, and sup erior to many country journals. Judging by appearances there are no idle hands on its staff, for to secure such a publica tion things must move quick and lively in its establishment. Whether it is judicious to give so much excellence at so small a 'cost of subscription, the size of the proprietors' bank account will be able to testify. If merit is deserving of appro bation the Gazette should have a large subscribers list.-Great Southern Adva. cate.
AN ASTONISHING DISAPPEARANCE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
AN ASTONISHHUN DISAP-8 PEARANCE. Paris was filled to overflowing. From every part of the world people and their baggage were being deposited in the at tractive catch-all offered them, and ex cept for a continuous shifting of her contents, in this state Paris was to re main for months until the end of the exposition came to straighten her dis order and empty her out. Among the many who arrived in Paris at an early period of the exposition was a party of three Americans - a mother and her two daughters. It was evident that they had been accustomed to travel much and independently, which might be accounted for by the fact that they had scarcely a relation to bind them to one place and not a relative to offer them a protecting hand. They came after dark and iregistered -iit a hotel. "There were only two rooms left, but they were on the same corridor. Madame might like the front room and the two mnasdemoiselles would, perhaps, be suited with the other, a few doors away." Thus said the cl...
FRUIT-GROWING AT BULN BULN. MR. EXCELL'S ORCHARD. A REMUNERATIVE VENTURE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
FRUIT-GROWING A'I' BULN BULN. MR. EXCELL'S ORCHARD. A REMUNERATIVE VENTURE, [By oun TilrAVELLIG REPORTER.] One of the largest and most prolific orchards in Gippsland is that of Eden Park, the property of Mr. Excell, which. is situated near Buln Buln, about five miles from Warragul. The land comprising the orchard consists of i65 acres, and was originally owned by Mr. S. Levien, who planted 40 acres with fruit-trees and spent a large amount of money in improving the property. In 1893 Mr. Excell became the purchaser, and during the five years he has been in possession he has effected a complete metamorphosis. An additional 25 acres have been planted with fruit-trees (the land having to be cleared of heavy timber), a substantial eight-roomed house, men's quarters, and stables have been erected, and numerous other iinmprove ments carried out; and at the present time Mr. Excell is laying out lawns, constructing a carriage drive, and in other ways beautifying his property. The orchard is ...
A HYGIENIC HOME. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
A HYGIENIC HOME. 1My wife and I are trying hard To live on healthful diet; We read the food-chart by the yard, And run our kitchen by it; We've banished from our bills of fare All that such guides condemn;' True hygiene is all our care, As planned and taught by them. For breakfast coffee is tabooed, Hot cakes and eggs forbidden. And milk, since it is oft imbued With germs profuse, though hidden: Dread is unwholesome, so is steak; Submissive to our lot, Oatmeal and barley-meal we take. And drink boiled water hot. For dinner, soup will never do. And oysters typhoid nourish; Salads, entrees, and ices, too. Are mere dyspeptic flourish: Potatoes (by the last advice) - Are poisonous we are told: We eat rare meat, chopped, lne with rice, And drink bollted.water cold. For supper--some professors teach 'Tis best to go without it, But since discretion's left to each, Weo-take our choice about it; On chicken, waffles, tea, and calte. We are forbid to feed; Bfut gluten wafers, cocoa (wealk) And...
A CHANGE OF PURPOSE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
SA. CHANCE OF PURPOSE. W'hen SIIlas Ryan, the proprietor and manager of Ryan's ranch, set his em ployes at work fencing in a large body of the best government land in Southern Kansas, he stirred up a good sized hor net's nest, and brought the insects buzzing angrily about his head. He had no shadowv of right to the land, and nat urally the settlers and home-seekers re sented his cool appropriation of it to his own use. l'herd were ni6bi who wanted for homes, and who were. entitled to it under the laws, and these men looked upon 1tyan's conduct as a base infringe ment on their rights and were not spar ing in their denunciation of him and-his order. Near Ryan's rmnch there was :t little town known as Prairie City. It was an insignuifiant place, with less than two hundred population, but it gave promise of great things in tlhe future. Its inhabi tants, and the settlers on the prairie about it, believed that in time Prairie City would become one of the leading towns of Kansas. Unfortuna...
A SELLING RACE EPISODE. INTERESTING MAGISTERIAL DECISION. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
A SELLING RACE EPI SODE. INTERESTING MAGISTERIAL DECISION. A case possessing interest to racing clubs, bazaar promoters, and others was recently decided at the Sorrento police court before Mr. Smallman P.M. and Dr. Couper Johnson, J.P. It was generally supposed that what is commonly known as Bruce and Dutch auction (where the auctioneer starts the highest bid and comes down) could be legally conducted without a lcense. At the Portsea races on the 24th May a horse called-Chester won the selling race, and in the absence of a licensed auctioneer one of the stewards, J. Skillion, proceeded to sell the horse by Bruce auction. Whilst so engaged Constable Jones warned Skillion that he was acting illegally, but the sale was proceeded with and there being no bids the horse was passed in. At the court above mentioned Skil lion was charged with acting as an auctioneer without being duly licensed. He was defended by Mr. Hall, and ad mitted the offence. Mr. Hall pointed out that it was one of th...
THE LOCAL PREACHER. WHO WAS NOT ON THE PLAN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
THE LOCAL PREACHER. WHO WAS NOT ON THE PLAN. Away somewhere in the wilds of the Gippsland bush, many years ago, there dwelt a little saint, whose greatest earthly desire was to appear on the Circuit Plan, as a Local Preacher He importuned the heads of the denomination so persistently that he was given an opportunity to air his eloquence, at a trial service, held one week night and attendedby sonme ordained elergymen, who were to judge as to his fitness. Some of these conducted the perliminary service and then the Saint got to work. It was evident that he meant to make an impression "on them parsons"- and he most certainly did. He preached about the Burning Lake, and dived into the unknowable depths of that awful place and reminded his hearers frequently with blood-curdling emphasis that "all lawyers" should .have their portion in that Lake-subsequently he was told it should have been "" all liars," but he said it was all the same to him, he didn't see any difference. Questioned as t...
NARRACAN SHIRE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
NARRACAN SHIRE. Interest centres mainly in the East Riding, where Cr. Crisp is being op posed by Mr. F. Dickinson and Mr. Brazier. In the North Riding Cr. W\hitton, whose address appears in this issue, is at present without opposi tion, and there seems to be no justi fiable reason why he should be chal lenged. In the West Riding Cr. NMahony, whose address also appears elsewhere, has the field so far to him self, and the probabilities are that he will enjoy an unopposed return. Friday next is the last day for receiving nominations in this shire.
LARDNER. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
LARDNER. The Rev. T. Alday gave one of his popular recitals at Lardner on Wednes day last for the benefit of the local 1'res byterian Sunday School Library. The programme was contributed to by Miss Heath, who played sonime well-knownj Scotch airs on Jhe violin, and Miss Bolton and Miss M*Kindlay rendered pianoforte solos. Mr. Alday kept his hearers on the qui vive for nearly two hours. His rendering of " How Rubenstein played the piano," and "' The Mouse," evoked much mirth, and rounds of applause. The 1Rev. C. Hay Hunter presided. A vote of thanks was moved by Mr. M. IAurdie, which was seconded by Mr. Brown, and conveyed to the performers by the chairman. Supper was bountifully provicted for the singers by Mesdames Murdie, Hamilton. M'l'herson and Hau. There was a full house and the funds will be considerably increased.
CHILDERS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
CHILDERS. During the past two months or more there has been great fatality among the dairy herds in this district, owing to the great scarcity of food, for the most part. This scarcity is due inl the main to the late disastrous bush fires. Some of the losses of stock sustained are as rollows : Messrs Nichol Bros, of Narracan Park. 14 head o; milcli cows; Mfr C. Pavitt. eight cows and a useful horse ; Mr T. S. Dickinson, six working bullocks ; Mir J. Williams, working bullocks. In fact. there is scarcely a selector who has not suffered the loss of either horses or cattle, It is estimnated that the trying time will not be over for another month or more. when the werther will be milder, and more feed obtainable.