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THE BOWLING GREEN. A BEAUTY SPOT. COST OF WATER. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 13 March 1914
I THE BOWLING GREEN. A BEAUTY SPOT. COST OF WATER. Mr. Duffy, president of the Tia ralgon Bowling Club, and Dr. M'Lean, waited o, the Wa:ernorks Trust on Wednesday, and asked that t he charge for water be redu duced. Commissioner Canfield introdu .ced the deputa.ion. Mr. Duffy said that since the bowling green had been mafe there had been a large expendi ture in this locality. The club spent something like £18) during the first year, and since then about :£700 had been expended by others. Thus the club had helped to improve the town, and he was ot the opinion that they should get" a reduction in the price of water, which helped to enhance the value ot property in the neighborhood.: Residents were free to co.r.e t n ti e green at any time. Members ot the club did not derive any benc fit from their large expenditure, except the privilege of playing oa the green. If the club had to :cl the property they would not getc their money back. The g-oand was not maintamined for profit, like an...
THE ELECTRIC POWER SCHEME. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 13 March 1914
THE ELECTRIC POWER SCHEME. --- Council!ors were somewhat sur prnised on Wednesday morning on finding that there was no reply from the Tyers syndi-ate regarding their electric light and power scheme for Traralgon. Mr. J.N. Matheson came by the mid-day train, and explained that before submitting a definite offer the com pany 'ill go exhaustively into their industrial scheme. CThe proposal Is to manufacture building and ag rcultural lime on an extensive scale, ilnl also to Suil)ply road making material. Very prol)abl~y ailout £50,000 of capital will be re quired. When the Cenuiry is 01om lIht'ed the comlnuty will Inake a proposition 1, lh t 'h council, and Mr. Nlatheson expelcts that it will be a very tempting one.
PUBLIC BATHS. BATHING PLACE ON THE CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 13 March 1914
! PUBLIC BAi Hl BATHING PLACE ON THE CREEK. The propocal, to bui!d public baths in Traralgon has been abad doned, as the cost would be about £803, with an estxa:eed annual 'eo deficit of from £33 to £50. An alternative scheme has been adop ted, namely, the making of a bathing place on the cree'k. The council's sub-committee submitu ted the fol!owing report at the meeting on Wednesday: The construction of a silnrfiung bath in the township would nm volve an expenditure of approxi mately £800, and as this mnoney could not be provided out of re venue, it would be necessary to obtain a loan of that amount, in order to carry out the work. From the experience of other towns where public baths have been pro vided, we consider it improbable that the revenue from the baths would do more than meet the worlung expenses, leaving the in terest and sinking fund on the loan, amounting to about £50 i:er annum, to be paid out of shire re venue. Although we regard the establishment et a swimming bath ...
HARVEST THANKSGIVING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 13 March 1914
HARVEST THANKSGIVING, 3? The annual harvest thanksgiutig service was held at St. John's church, Glengarry, on Sunday, T.e rector conducted-the servl-e. There was a large congregation, and extra seating accomrr.oda'l-n had to be provided. The church war, tastefully decorated with harvest produce, fruit, etc. The who'e of ot the produce was sent to the city for distribution among the poor
The Corricks. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 13 March 1914
The Corricks.-It 13 with plea sure that we have to announce that the Cornck entertainers, who have always appeared here with such success, intend paying us another visit on Tuesday and Wednesday next. The corr.pany how includes Miss. Elsie Corrick, the youngest members of the clever Cornck fam ily. She is the possessor ot a charming soprano voice, which has been trained by Madame Christ:an Cot the Garcia School of Music). Mr. James Caldwe I, baritone vo caist, and Mr.'Jack Bonny, Eng lish comedian, are a'so new mem bers. iSince their previous visit the Corricks have adopted a new mode lot travelling, using fpur motor 'cars to carry the artists, as well as the large quantity of lug gage and scencry necessary for their performance. The Gormandla'e slports were helt yesterday. It was a novel sight, the smoke from the bush fires being dense, and it made the eyes sting. The road out was very bad. Report next issue. Y.P.M.U.-The weekly nm.e.ting of the Young Peoples' Methodist Union was h...
A COMMISSIONER FOR GIPPSLAND. IMPORTANT PROPOSAL. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 13 March 1914
,A COMMISSIONER FOR. GIPPSLAND. IMPORTANT PROPOSAL. At the Traralgon council meet ing on Wednesday, a letter was read fropn the secretary of the Buln Burn Shire, forwarding co.;y of resolution asirming the des a oility of a Commissioner being ap pointea to devote his whole time to the business of land settlement In Gippsland~, and askin; co opera tion in regard to same. Cr. Pettit thought the proposal was worthy of support, and argued that 11 a special Irrigation expert like Mr. Elwood Mead was re quired for the northern dis tricts, a special comm:ssioner was equally necessary for Gippsland to look after land settlement, forcstry and similar matters -of dcve'op ment. If, for instance, they had had such a hnan in the past, who was a practical judge of land, they would not have had the gross blun ders they had seen loca'ly nm the rejection by the C!oser Settlemeit Board of prope:ties like the Hey field, Traralgon Park and Cairn brook estates, which were after wards taken up by private...
DESTRUCTIVE FIRES. IN SEVERAL LOCALITIES GRASS, STACKS, AND FENCING BURNT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 13 March 1914
DESTRUCTIVE FIRES. ----o---- &nbsp; IN SEVERAL LOCALITIES GRASS, STACKS, AND FENC- &nbsp; ING BURNT. The dense smoke around Tra- ralgon during the past few days came from numerous fires in the district, and it was evident that there were fresh outbreaks. About 5.30 on Wednesday even- ing, Mr. Berry Christensen, of the Scarne, was cutting chaff, with a machine driven by horseworks, and he was astounded to see one of the stacks burst into flames. The on- lookers were helpless, and in a very short time five stacks and one straw stack had been consumed. There was no fire near the stacks, which were a quarter of a mile from where Mr. Christensen was working. The stacks contained the season's crop, and as they were only partly insured the loss will be serious. The fire that burnt through Wil- lung on Sunday has done further damage, and is now making to- wards Gormandale. A fire in the upper part of Mer- riman's creek did extensive da- mage at the beginning of the week, as ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 17 March 1914
Grand Autumn Show at LAYTON'S. Millinery, Costumes, Goats, Furs, Blouses, Dresses, Flannels, Etc. IN Jywe have been forrunate T Show Room s'` T H E ~in Beeh rug "he' rviees' T HE: CHOW OIir S BRENNAN, wio co'mes to LB witi, an exce ent refutation as a FIHS't'.3LAS'J MILLINErt . We have selecte., an exqisite renge of the Sea on's bovelthies, 'nd the Var:e'y of Choi.e ard the wondeiful keen values will arpeal to the most fa.ttdious buyers SQlalitv and Value a.,et e'outstanding foatorre of ,,ue 3ew 8 a on a COA rS'and FURS. : W ttr for evwry clasd of tra' e. Beautiful styles in Caraual, Astraolarn, Blavk Seal, Teddy Bear ani Tweeds of all descaipt.one T D in ali tre Pith, The New Dresses WnarePi, h ___ Oitneent of- DONE GAL TWEEDS, in Confeeti rffIte s, Velour TlliP, Harii TwePda, Fre zsa rnd ' Chevwo B. The new Browns are an oausensd,ng redtue. of toe 8 a'on ani ard ture to be in great demand. MRS CAR I'ERI whose etel ent work is to well known, will be p'ea: el to aivise in ending pur...
COUNTRY ROADS BOARD. HEAVY EXPENDITURE INVOLVED. WILL HEAVIER RATING BE NECESSARY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 17 March 1914
COUNTRY ROADSi IOARD. RATING HEAVY EXPENDITURE IN VOLVED, WILL jIlAVIER RATING BE NECESSARY. 'At the con'clu'sion of the Traral gon shire councit meeting on W ed nesday, councillors discussed the heavy expenditure involved in the Country Roads Board's system of road making. Councillor Pettit said the cost, would be very.great, and the coun-, cit should not sanction.any expen diture' that would become a bur den on the 'itatepayers, as the councit would'have t6 find half.the money spent by' theboard in this shire. The president atdded that he 1lal discussed 'the matter with one of the coun'cillors a few days before, and agreed with Councilor Pettit that the council would need tpo be watchful. He mentioned the tenders for the new road at Pro vidence Ponds in the Barrnsdale shire, for which the lowest tender was in the region of £2000 per mile. The council must consider the interests of the rapepayers, be fore recommending any tender to the board. Councillor C.arke instanced a case at T...
SPEECHES AND MUSIC. NATIONALIZATION OF THE CHARITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 17 March 1914
SPEECHES AND MUS:C. NATIONALIZATION OF THE CHARITIES: A "pleasant Sunday afternoon" was held at the Long Bridge on Sunday, when Mr. Cotter, M.L.A., addressed a fairly large gathering: The Town Band also played a numbei" ot selections. 'Mr. ;Cotter spoke chiefIy on the nationalizat;on of charities- hospi tals in particular. He said if this was dlone the State and the peo people as a who!e would benefit. At present there was a great over crowding of the City hospitals, while in the country •institutions there was always plenty of room. The cause of this anamoly was that everyone was anxious to se cure the best treatment, therefore they went to Melbourne,. where they could receive the attention pf the fbest specialists. That was the reason they flocked to the city arind would not go, to the hospits mn their own town. It the hospitals were nationalized by the State it would put an end to all this sort ot thing. People would then be able to obtain the best medical at tention, without goi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 17 March 1914
7 DIFFE1WNCE between doing NOT AT PRESENT, you will, we know, be business with u., Local' F'irm, with shortly requiring'a SUIT Ito MEASURE, and a GUARXNTEE of SATISFAC with-the fullest confidence in the fine range of fION at remarkably fine cu prict s. New Season's Materials, we earnestly request cormp ired with placitg voiir )Order with a Travell- .- vou to give us an opportunity of proving our asser ing 'ailor, whom you mnay never see again; and who Lions. There can be.no bettei time than the present doesn.', care iC he never sees you, and whose first . tt secure some of our New Suiting and Coating, ambition is to get his Conmiscion, which, by the ia;bsolutdlv tlihe Ilick" of tihe trade. In addition to way, together with heavv tr.Lvelling and :hotel ex- makint, Suits to Measure, we always carry a fine penses y,.u have to pay, so, again we say selection of Hats, Shirts, Ufiderwear, Braces, Sox, WHT S TE DfFENCE! "Ties arnd Boots. All the latest styles. A TRY ON WHAT IS T DIFERENCE!...
GORMANDALE SPORTS. THURSDAY LAST. A NOVEL SITUATION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 17 March 1914
G(ORMANDALE SPORTS, THURSDAY LAST. A NOVEL SITUATION. "The annual sports at Gorman dale took place on Thursday, un der very strange conditions. The atmosphere was charged with the smoke ot bush and grass fires mn the ne ighborhood, and it was so dense that the spectators cpulr only dimly discern anything on the, boundary of the grourid. The smoke seemed t6 form an impene trable wall round the hlittle town ship. -Very rarely has a sports meeting been held under such strange conditions, Owing to the fires the 'attendance was much smaller, than.on previous occa sions, and'some of those who ven tured from the hills hurried back again in the afternoon to be ready to protect their homes against fire. The financial result of the sports will, however, be sa'isfactory. SThere was good competition in all the events, and the finishes, especially in the District Plate, tvere ciciting. .A table cloth would have covered the six competitors in the final. The running was also last, ana the track in...
GRASS FIRES. DAMAGE NEAR TOONGABB[?]E [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 17 March 1914
GRASS FIRE?. S , . DAMAGE NEAR TOONGABB'E On Thursday last a bush . fire, which has been burning in the hills between Glengarry and Toongab ble, got on to the flats, and-owinig to 'the intense heat and slight breeze, spread rapidly. Nothing was seen of the fire in the fore noon, (but in the afternoon a large area had been swe.t, not Ithstand mng that there Were about 40 fire fighters. Mr. C. C. Chapple ap pears to have been the first to.be attacked, and he has lo:t the who'e ot his 200 acres of grass, The fire destroyed, grass in the follobwing properties: E. Christensen, W. Greaves, Lang Bros. (2), Christen sen,. G. Wil!iams (senr. and inr.), A. Goodwin, WV. Hill, W. Carey, B. Scott, and Moller. Some lost bags of oats and hay. The fire got into Mr. W. Spark's place, and MIr. 'Page's, which is but a short dhstance fromn the township. The wind changed, and helped to keep the fire from the township. Had the buildings got alight a great' deal of damage wou'd have been !done. Saturday w...
Tender too High. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 17 March 1914
Tender too High.--Terders were openea by the local -shire council on Wednesday for..the first con tract under-the Cbuntry Roads Act. This. was for four miles of the .Traralgon -South..road. There was only one tender, and £8100 was the price.. The tender was not accepted, as it was much over the engineer's estimate. The council decided to invite fresh tenders for this section, and also for a dev:a tion from the Cordial Factory\ Bridge, to come out beyond the "Switchback," probably in o ne contract. It is believed that such a big job will induce contractors. with extenslye plant to come in. In that case the work will be taken it a much lower rate. The council also intends to secure the metal for road works, so contractors will have plain sailing. The engineer hopes to have plans, etc., for the new section ready for next meet ing..' In connectioh with. the lat ter it is very pleasing to note tiha. landowners only ask a fair price for their land.' It is sta'ed that: Mr Timms,. o Timms' ...
COUNCIL JOTTINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 17 March 1914
COUNCIL JOTTINGS. Referrnng to thle burning oqj two culverts at Traralgon South the president said that if a water cart had been available the culverts nt doubt would have been saved. He thought the council should pur chase several water carts, and have them placed in dilfferent districts. WVater carts had proved very u.e ful in checking fires mn other l)la ces. Council'or Clarke remarked he haa seen water carts as low as £4 each, but ~the usual price was about £6. SReference was made by Council bor Whittakers to tile great des truction of timber that had been taking place in the hills for many years past. He said the railways would be most effecttve in pre venting this great waste. Yet the Gormandale 'ailway had been re fusea time after time. The de pleted timber supply would be come a serious question in the future.
Mathieson & Davis. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 17 March 1914
tMathieson & Davis. Mathieson and Davis report: Fat Cattle- Fair yarding at Stratford, and total clearance rffectec, prices rul ing firm; very few forward at Sale. We sold prime cows for Mr D. J. Bourke, Llowalong, £6 r5s to £7 8s, Foster Bros. cows to (£7 5s, W. Stot hers' cows £5 Iis, C. Rowley's czws £6; C. Stewart's fat steers j4 13s, and light heifers £4 os, Wmin. Hall's hti fers £5 ags. Store Cattle-Fair yard ings irin our various markets, and a large proportion sold, taking the wea thier into consideration, at satisfactory prices to vendors, Springing heifers sold from £5 6s to £6, heifers in calf £3 to £4 is, backward cows [4 Ios, store cows in lines [3 4s to £3 '9', springing cows £g5 2s 6d to £6 5s, cows and calves to £5 55, poddy sorts 18s to 27s- 6d, young steers to £7 2s 6d. Sheep-Very few yarded for the week, fat sheep selling well, Medium fat comeback wethers at 17s 5d, fat lambs 13s 3d, crossbred ewes i6s Id, weaners to Ils 4d. Pigs-Fair yard ing and prices f...
A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 17 March 1914
A.N.A. The usual fortnight:y meeting of the above was held in the hatl on Tuesday, 10th March. The president, Mr. J. Dean, oc cupiea the chair. Two new merm berS were elected, and clearances granted to two members. Ac counts.for sick pay £4, and medi cine '£10 3s, were passed for pay ment. 'It was decided to hold a series of euchre sozials during the win ter; also a dance. The first one will probably take place about the middle of April. The treasurer's report was £20 18s. "
HEYFIELD RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 17 March 1914
HEYFIELD RACES, The following are the weight. for the alove races, to be held on Thursday next : Trial.-Wesuex 9 0, Digness 8.11, Electrio .ho.k 8.7, Seolercih 8.5, Mocrato, Black Leg, Last Act 8.3, Gay Girl. 3ilead, Debut, Lady Rosalin3, Stogan 8 0, Grey Dawn, Lady Nympb, Lady Bell 7.12, Sir Bohert, Betsm, Miss NellieMiss Ao'ive 7.9. Pony Bace.-P-osuie 10.8, Lon ford Lad 10 2, Soso 8.11, Skido 8.5, Connemsra 7,7. Rainhow 7.4, Jack Tar, Splinter 7.0, Pearl Shll 6 12 Heyhtld Hind cap.-Pella 9.0, Oo'aminl 8.9 Lax 8.4, Glynne, Nine of Dismon I., A~ister 8.0, Gal.ee Moore 7.11. Chunda 7.7, Wakool, Benita Sir Bohert 7.0. Flying Handicap. - L.K.G. 9.12, Pella 8.10, 8lunstone 8.8, Bid, Ooramina 8.6, 8,lver Gauntlet 8.0, Allser. Glynne 7.9, Wessex 7.4, Gold Vale 72, Blaca Leg, reder.ck, Grey Dawn 7.0, B nits, .Deb at 6.9. Lady Hell, Sir Bchert 6.7 SWeler Hindibap. - Botany Bay 10.7, Ooramins 10.0, Bid, Oladlasor, Lar 9.10, Alister, Nine of Diamonds 9.6, Gailt e Moore 9.2f COhunda, Parther 9...
COMMERCIAL. GIPPSLAND STOCK MARKETS Theo. B. Little and Co. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 17 March 1914
COMMERCIAL. --o GIPPSLAND STOCK MARKETS. Theo. B. Little and Co. Theo. B. Little and Co. report: Fat Cattle.- go head of prime cows and heifers, also several pens of bul. locks, at Heyfield to a good attend ance ot butchers, and practically the whole yarding disposed of at current rates. Our Traralgon yards well sup plied, and a good clearance effcted at satisfactory prices. We quote prime cows to £7 sos, good do. from £5 5s, inferior sorts from £4 5s, speyed hei f=rs to -g9 os, medium bullocks to £9, light do. to ,7 39s 6d. Store Cattle--Good yarding of all classes at Traralgon and a satisfactory sale, prices about equal to last report. Light yarding at Sale, forward spri. gers in good demand. Several pens yarded at Heyfie!d, including a num her of springers, which sold readily. Fcrward springers from £6 5s, back ward do. at £5, store cows in low ccn dition £3 2s 6d, good condi ion do. to £4 4s, I8 months to 2a-year old heifers to [I 14s 6d. Traralgon prices nct quoted. Sheep-Small...
TYERS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 17 March 1914
TYERS. -0 A soclat was held mn the me chamncs hall on Thursday evennmg by the Tyers Quadrille Club. The attendance was good, and a most enjoyabIe time was spent. Miss. Heywood provided excellent mu:ic. Mr. W. Little. son of Mr. ana Mlrs. Little, of " Meadowlea," was badly injured on Saturday evening. I-Le was riding a youtng horse whith fell with him, and crushed his shoulder and chcst. The patient is now in charge of Dr. M'Lean. Mr. Christenscn, secrctary of the late school committee., has re ceivca word through Mr. Barnes, M.L.A. (that tenders will be adver tised for thc ncew schol next week,