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MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. WARRAGUL SHIRE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. WARRAGUL SHIRE. With the exception of the North Riding there appears to'be very little interest evinced in the forthcoming elections. In that riding, however, the contest is likely to be exception ally keen. Councillor Caunter, in our issue to-day, announces his inten tion of seeking re-election, and Mr. Lillico publishes a contradiction of the rumor that he intends to retire. i'I am determined to go to the poll against all-comers" is his emphatic assurance to the ratepayers, and those who know Mr. Lillico best will under stand that when he talks like that he means business. Mr. A. D. Beard is also still in the field, and, judging by the present outlook, the trio will fight for the seat. In the Central Riding Mr. M'Neil is the only candidate offering himself for the vacancy produced by the retire ment of President Parkes, and Coun cillor Stockdale has no opponent in the South Riding. It is certainly not advantageous to a local journal to encourage the unopposed ...
TRAFALGAR BUTTER FACTORY. ANNUAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
TRAFALGAR BUTTER FACTORY. ANNUAL "MEETING. The annual meeting of the Trafalgar Co operative Butter and Cheese Factory Com pany, Limited, was held on Saturday last, at the Mechanics' Institute, Trafalgar. There was it large attendance, between thirty and forty shareholders being present. Mr. W. Murray, Chairman of Directors, occupied the chair. REPOIRT AND IJAIL?SCE-SHEET. The Chairman read the directors' report and balance-sheet for the year ending 30th June, 18198, which were of a most satisfactory nature, and of which full details appeared in our last issue. The Secretary (Mr. S. Giblett) said the credit balance-£554 Gs. lld.-was better than anticipated; it was a pleasing disap pointment. The report and balance-sheet were adopted. BONUS TO SHAREHOLDERs. A long discussion ensued with regard to the directors' proposal that the bonus to sup plying shareholders should be in paid-up shares. Some of the shareholders thought it should be optional to take either shares or cash. It was eve...
BLOOMFIELD. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
BLOOMFIELD. The early oats are coming alol~gr ,,I splendidly and will be the principal crop. in this district this year. Potatoes will cover a very small area owing to the high price of seed. The past year was a dis. astrous one for the tuber crops in this locality. One of our principal farmers told me a day or two ago that he bagged 4 tons only from 14 acres. And yet heo was luckier than some of his neighbours -they had no potatoes at all ! This ex perience, of course, was quite exceptional and was due entirely to the drought. In the previous season, for instance, he took 10 tons to the acre, off 10 acres, and got a good price for them, so that things turn out all right sometimes.
DISTRICT NEWS. BRANDY CREEK. PROPOSED REMOVAL OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
DISTRICT NEWS. (FI:ro.I VARIOUS CORIIrESPONDriiNTrs), BRANDY CREEK. P1'OPOSED REMOVAL OF THE, CATHOLIC CHURCH. A meeting was held at the Bulhn Bull Hotel on Wednesday last to consider the question of the proposed removal of the Roman Catholic chapel from Brandy Creek, when the following gentlemen were present ;-Messrs. Coghlan, Butler (2), Mullane, llouseh, Fogarty (3), Strib. ling, Callahan, Walshe, Traynor, and Lockwood; Mr. W. Fogarty was elected, chairman, and 'Mr. M. Fogarty secretary. Mr. Rouscl moved, and Mr. Mullane seconded-" That this meeting use its best endeavors to retain Brandy Creek R.C. chapel in its present position." Carried unanimously. MIr. W. Butler moved and MIr. Mullane seconded-" That a petition be sent to His Lordship the Bishop of Sale."- Carried unanimously. Mr. M. Traynor moved and Mr. M, Butler seconded-" That the local 11 CV, clergy be acquainted with the resolutions of this meeting."-Carried unanimously. Mr. Butler moved and Mr. Callahan seconded-" Tha...
THE ORCHARD. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
THE ORCHARD. If not already done, peach trees should receive a spraying, for prevention of black peach aphides. These pests us ually make their appearance when the trees are bare- of leaves, from July to August, according to the district. These insects do most harm when the trees are in blooni or just starting into growth. They infest the roots as well as the branches. They are generally found clustpring just underneath the surface of the soil. MIr C. French, the Government Entomolgist . says:-"The best remedy to colnbat the peach aphis is spraying with k:,rose-ne emulsion, and it must be remembered that such prepa.ratins as Paris green, London purple, hellebore, and other poisol:ous preparations are of i!ttle, if any, use against these aphides, since these pests suck the sap only, and do not, as in the case of the liear slug, caterpillars, etc., eat the tissues or sur face of the leaf, so that It Is absolutely necrs:rary to spray with a contact poi son. and which will, if heated, b...
THE KITCHEN GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
THE KITCHEN GARDEN. The cold, wet weather experienced during the. past week has somewhat checked vegetation. All seed sowing and digging should be suspended whilst the ground is wet, otherwise more harm than good is done. A few seeds of sal sify and scorzonera, or oyster plants, should now be sown. The treatment re-: quired for growing them is similar to that for carrots. The drills for salsify need not be more than 15 inches apart, and the plants thinned to 4 inches, but scorzonera requires more space. The drills should be I? inches apart, and the plants thinned to 10 inches. The young leaves of salsify, when blanched, may Ibe used as ii. vegetable. The roots are boiled or stowed like carrots, or half boiled, or -grated line, made into small, flat balls. dipped in butter, and fried like oysters, which they strongly re semble. Before cooking the scorzonera or black oyster plant, the coarse rind should be scraped off and the roots soak ed in cold water for a few hours to ex tract the...
THE FLOWER GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
THE FLOWER CGARDEN. Soft cuttings of petunias obtained from old plants started in heat root readily, and can be grown into bushy plants by bedding-out time. These., again, are to be preferred to seedlings, which can be raised in a pan. After sowing treat as advised in.the case of Verbenas, being careful not to admit sunshine to the soil before the plants are up. The plants must be hardened by exposure to the light, but not strong sunshine, and then pricked in pans or boxes of fine soil. They must be topped and given more room later on. Old dah lia roots started in gentle heat push up numerous young shoots, and these if taken off when about three inches long, placed singly in thumb pots, surfaced over with sharp sand, and given a brisk, dry heat will root quickly. These young single-stemmed plants, duly transferred into larger pots before they become stunted, are the best for planting. Seed ling dahlias are easily raised, both doubles and singles being had in this way. Sow the seed i...
A CARDINAL'S STORIES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
A CARDINAL'S STORIES. "'rm afraid T can't tell you," answered Cardinal Wiseman, on someone asking the names of several choice plants on the table. "I am often as much puzzled by botanical nomenclature as the old lady who said she 'couldn't remember all the old Latin names; the only two she had been able to retain were aurcra borealis and delirium tremeis.' " The cardinal thoroughly enjoyed hunorous stories, and often told them at his table. "I have seen Father Faber," writes the author of "Social Hours with Celebrities," "at the card!nal's tabl: laugh till the tears rolled down his face." A story which the cardinal enjoyed much was that of an Irishluann, ho. while taking a barge up the Shannon. vas asked what goods he had on board, and answered, "Timber and fruit." "What kind of timber and what sort of fruit?" "WVell, an' if ye must know, the thnber is just birch brooms, and the fruit-well it's pr-tatles.i"
WHAT TO LEARN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
WHAT TO LEA.RN. SLearn to laugh: A good laugh is bet ter than medicine. Learn to tell a story. A well told story is as welcome as a sunbeam in a sickroom. Learn to keep your troubles to your self. The world is too busy to care for your ills and sorrows. Learn to stop croaking. If you can not see any good in this world, keep the bad to yourself. Learn to hide your aches and pains under a pleasant smile. No one cares whether you have the earache, head ache, or rheumatism. Learn to attend strictly to your own business. A very important point. Learn to greet your friends with a smile. They carry too many frowns in their own hearts to he bothered with iny of yours.
WIT AND HUMOR. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
AWiT AND HUMOR. A..girl always wonders whether a man will propose to her anything after the fashion of the hero in her favorite novel. Mrs Wellment: Poor fellow, have you no friends? Beggar (sobbing): No, leddy: I hain't not nuthin' but. rela: tives. "I'm looking for a husband,"' said Miss Giddey candidly. "Well,. you needn't think you can get:,mine,'j' replied Mrs Bloomington. Gobbleton: And so they were happily married? Mrs Gobbleton (reading novel): Yes; each of them married solie= body else. Jack:. I've got a good joke to tell you, Ben: Kindly go over there and tell it to Splinters. You know how I .hate that man. Society is composed of two great class-those who have more appetite than dinner, and those who have more dinner than appetite. Richard: How are you and . Miss Smarte gettinig on? Does she smile on your suit? Robert: Smile on it? She actually laughs at it! Rich Old Maid: Do you love me, Al fred? Alfred (enthusiastically but truth fully): Lo?ve you? Why, my darling, love ...
HORTICULTURAL. THE CONSERVATORY AND POT PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
HCRTICULTURAL. THE CONSERVATORY AND POT PLALNTS. All bulbs coming into flower must be gl;tr more air, and kept close to the glass to prevent their becoming drawn. Weak liquid cow manure will help them to expand their flowers. Rondeletias are difficult to grow into fine specimens, yet with care and good treatment this can be ccomplished. They yield flowers freely, which are very serviceable for cutting, and should be grown much more largely than they are. The plants are slow in a young state, and much headway cannot be made in a solitary season. Cuttings of soft wood root free ly in sandy soil under bell-glnsses in brisk heat. This plant may be grown into bushes or small standards: for the latter the young plants, after they are rooted, must be supplied with a stake, and allowed to extend until the neces sary length of stem has been produced, when the point should be removed to in duce it to branch. For bushes the young plants may be topped when they have made a few inches of growth....
HEALTH HINTS. DISINFECTION. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
HEALTH 1IINTf. DISINFECTION. Says a contemporary : - Disinfection calls for the most thorough, conscien tious care. The deadly germs of disease are invisible to the naked eye, but they are there 'iaiting for a suitable opening in some run-down system. A room which has been occupied by a patient with some infectious or contagious dis ease should be fumigated at once. In small towns and villages where the mat ter is not' a public function, it is well for housekeepers to understand how to car ry it on themselves, and don't "trust in Providence" until you have done all you can yourself. The method of fumlgating as carried on by the board of health of the city of Boston is very thorough, and disease is much circumscribed by their method, which is as follows:-Close the windows and doors tightly; stuff them with paper, if they are loose. Take sticks of sulphur. moisten with wood alcohol-the other al cohol will do, but the wood alcohol is cheaper-and ignite with a match. Burn enough to fill...
THE LADIES' COLUMN. THE UNBURIED PAST. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
THE LADIES' COLUMN. THE UNBURIED PAST. What should we find if we might wander.bask A?e?ss the lcvel of these later years, And tread once more the sunny mounitin track Whote shining vista was not dimmed with tears? There would be ghosts, you think, to bar our way, The sad-e~el spectres of a vanished day. Nay, let us go: it may be we shall find Some flowers still sweet and frosh with memory's dew; It may be echoes linger on the wind, Heart-haunting songs, whose cvery note we knew How shall we face, you ask the dreams of old, The bright hopes dulled, the tender lovcs grown cold? Why need we fear them? They have kindly hands Outsti-tched to us across Time's dark abxr,. Though closed and barred to them our heart's door stands, And on our lips is set another's kiss--- - Als. poor ghosts, you say, to meet them so Were more than p inful-wo will not not go! -"Household Woreds.'
TO THE UNITED KINGDOM. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
TO TIIE UNITED) KINGDOM. Letters - Every half-ounce or under ... ... ... 0 0 24 Post Cards ... ... ... 0 0 11 Newspapers, 4oz. or under ... 0 1 Each additional 2oz. or under 0 0 2. Commercial and printed pa. pers, about the saume rate us in Victoria; but see " Postal Guide." Parcels--Each 21b. or under ... 0 1 Ii Each additional lb. or under, up to 1111, ... .;. 0 0 0
RE-DIRECTION. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
ILE-DIIIECTION. Letters, packets, and newspapers are re-directed, without charge. to any part of Victoria. upon the written request of the addressee. They may also be re-posted, with a fresh direction, by an agent of the addressee, within a day of deliveryN, pro. vided they have not been opened. Let ters., c., mty also be re-posted to other colonies and countries, provided that the difcrencee (if any) in postage be paid.