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WARRAGUL SHIRE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
.WARRAGUL SHIRE COUNCIL. A meeting of the Warragul Shire Council was held on Wednesday last, when there were present-President Parkes and Councillors P. J. Smith, i- H. R. Rogers, G. W. Anderson, W. t Caunter, D. Connor, W. T. Butler, and T. Stockdale. CCRRESPONDENCE. From George Freckelton, informing council of the state of the road at his place, and offering to clear off logs and undergrowth for a distance of 15 chains at 5s. per chain. The President said he was driving out that way a few days ago, and he had to draw off the road to get past $ the place. Cr. Smith thought the price asked was rather excessive, unless there was something exceptionally heavy to warrant it. Cr. Caunter said the road was in a very bad condition, and something ought to be done to improve it. Cr. Anderson endorsed the remarks of the previous speakers, and said a part of the hill ought also to be cut away. Tenders to be called for. From J. H. Croft, Buln Buln, with regard to off-let drain, and objecting t...
SPORTING. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
SPORTING. The match between the \Warragul and Half-Holiday Clubs on \Wednes day last proved rather disappointing to the large number of spectators who attended in anticipation of witnessin-g a well-contested game, as the Half Holiday team had matters all their own way from the start, and defeated their opponents in most decisive fashion. Scores :-Half-holiday, 7 goals 7 behinds; Warragul, 1 goal 4 behinds. Brandy Creek again failed to get a team together, and forfeited to Yar ragon. The following table shows the posi tions of the clubs competing for the West Gippsland Football Association Premiership: Matches. Points. - - 7 - ~-. .. . .. . Clubs. . Half-Holiday ..I 11 9 1 1 44 38 I)rouin ... ...ii 7 4 0 44 28 Yarragon ..i 6 5 0 44 24 Warragul ..11 5 6 1 44 22 Brandy Creek ...11 5 6 0 44 20 Next Wednesday's fixtures are Half-Holiday v. Drouin, at Warragul; Warragul v. Yarragon, at Yarragon. The V.R.C. comnmittee intends ask ing the racing clubs throughout the colony to support the in...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
t Shire Advertisements. Shire of Warragul. r NORTH RIDING. ANNUAL ELECTION OF COUN CILLOR. NOTICE is hereby given that an Elec tion of One Councillor for the North Riding of this Shire, to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement of f Councillor Richard Budge Caunter, will be held on THURSDAY, the 25th day of AUGUST, instant. Candidates at such Election are re quired to be nominated in accordance with the provisions of the Local Govern meat Act 1890, and the amendment thereof, and to comply with the follow ing conditions, viz.: 1sT.-The place of Nomination is to be the Shire Office, Warragul. 2ND.-The last day for receiving Nomi nations is Monday, the 15th day of August, until Four o'clock p.m. ditu.-The Nomination Day is Tuesday, the 16th day of August. 4TH.--The Deputy Returning Officer hereby appointed is John Picken, Shire Secretary. PERCY J. SMITH, Returning Officer for the North Riding. Shire Office, Warragul, 6/8/98. Shire of Warragul. CENTRAL RIDING. ANNUAL ELECTION OF COUN...
A BUSH FIRE ON CANVAS. A LOCAL PICTURE. PAINTED BY MR. LONGSTAFF. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
A BUSH FIRE ON CANVAS. A LOCAL PICTURE. PAINTED BY MR. LONGSTAFF. Many of our readers will remember that during the progress of the bush fires in Gippsland, Mr. John Long- staff, the celebrated Victorian Artist, paid several visits to Warragul, and saw some of the fiercest fires raging in the Bloomfield and Buln Buln East districts. His object was to obtain material for a realistic picture, and he was singularly fortunate in his mission. The picture was recently given its finishing touch and is now on view, with many others, at an exhibition of Mr. Longstaff's productions at the "Old Court" Gallery, Melbourne. It is, says the. " Argus," "a large, &nbsp; realistic, and highly dramatic work, descriptive of a bush fire. There are obvious indications that the memo- randa for this picture were gathered on the spot, and one is not suprised to learn that a trip to Gippsland during the great bush fire of January last supplied the material for the picture. The work represents a midni...
QUICK-FIRERS. PLAY PROMINENT PART IN MODERN WARFARE. WHAT THEY ARE. THE BRITISH GUNS DESCRIBED IN DETAIL. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 9 August 1898
QUICK-FIRERS. PLAY PROMINENT PART IN MODElN TVARFARE. WHAT THEY, ARE. THE BRITISH GUNS DESCRIBED IN DETAIL. MIucli has been heard of quick-firers since the cutbreak of hostilities between the United States and Spain, and a great amount of interest attaches to those deadly weapons which have wrought havoc on several occasions during the war. The real value of guns which could pour in a rapid and destructive fire, was first fully demonstrated in the Chinat J.apanese war, when the superior vessels of the Chinese Navy were speedily ren dered useless by the merciless torrent of projectiles hurled upon their crews by the Hotchkiss, Nordenfelt, and other quick-firers of the Japanese cruisers To the ordinary-mind, the word quick firer conveys simply a hazy idea- of some sort of gun whith gets through its mur derous work at a faster rate than the ordinary.pieces of ordnulnce. It may therefore, be interesting to "Unlimber," "Action Front," and bring the quick lirer from its hiding place, and ...
LOCAL MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
LOCAL MAILS. MAILS CLOSE at WARRAGUL for the following placcs, at the under mentioned times: Melbourne and all Sta. tions on Line .10.15 a...& 7p.m. Sale and all Stations) 10.15 p.m. & 7p.m. on Line ... ... Buln Buln, Keerin )Mon. Wed. & Sat. South, Rokbehy, 11.10a.m.; Tues. Neerim ... ... and Thur., noon. Tues. & Thurs. 12 Crossover ... ... noon;: Saturdays 11.10 a.um. Mondays, Wed Lardner ... ... nesdays, & Fri. days 11.15 a.m. Ellinbank Seaview, and Fcrndale, Tues days and Fridays 11.80 a.m. Printed and published by A. J. IHARVEY and Co., proprietors, every Tuesday morning, at their offices, Victoria street, Warragul, in the colony of Victoria.
POST CARDS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
1'OST CiARDS. The following is an extract fronm the "Postal Guide ": "Private cards bearing adhesive stamps are allow-cd to be used as post cards be. tween placcs in Victoria, under the follow- ing conditions, viz.: ' That they be made of ordinary card board, not thicker than the material used for the official post card, and measure not less than 4in. by 3in., nor more than 5Aim. by 31in. " That there be nothing affixed, writ ten, printed, or otherwise impressed on the front thereof except the address and stamps in pay 'lment of postage, and the following words when printedl only, viz. -'Post Card.' The nddress only to be written on this side."
A POEM BY MR GLADSTONE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
A POEM BY MR GLADSTONE. The following is a copy of Mr Gladstone', poem to his grandchild called "Dorothea": TO LITTLE DOROTHY. I know where there is honey in a tar, Meet for a certain little friend of mina; And. Dorothy. I know where daisies are That only wait small hands to intertwine A wreath for such a golden head as thina. The thought that thou art coming makes alk glad; The house is bright with blossoms high and low; And many a little lass and little lad Expectantly are running to and tro; The fire within our hearts is all aglow. We want thee, child, to share in our delight On this high day, the holiest and best, Because 'twaj then, ere youth had taken flight,. Thy grandmamma, of women lovelinet, Made me of men most honored and most blest. That naughty boy who led thee to suppose lie was thy sweetheart, has, I groieve to tell, Been seen to pick tho garden's choicest rose And toddle with it to another belle, Who does not treat him altogether well. But milnd not that, or lot it t...
ALLAMBEE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
ALLAMBEE. Most of our farmers in this direction are engaged in fencing and putting their farms in order, and worrying over dead and dying cattle. There will bo less cattle to milk here, and perhaps more grass, and no doubt those who can see their way clear will buy cows in profit, the extra milk thus obtained going to pay for the cattle. Stockowners have had to submit to considerable loss in cattle this past few months, especially as regards dairy cows many of these being in low condition and near calving, and great care is necessary to pull them through. The locality is not at fault, for given a fair show ofmoisture, there is no land in the colony that exceeds the grazing capabilities of this part of Gippsland. MIr Richards, of the saw-mills, has just completed about six miles of a tram-line into Yarragon, and anticipates an early start at cutting again. This gentleman deserves every encouragement for the very plucky manner in which lie has fought with the innumerable reverses he h...
MIRBOO. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
MIRBOO. More cattle have probably died this season in the district than during the previous ten years, and the number Inmay be placed roughly at over a thousand. Almost every farmer has lost halfa dozen beasts, and some have had to suffer from the death of 20 or more head one or two farmncrs having lost the whole of their hcrd.
CLEARING SALE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
CLEAI:ING SALfE. Henry Hansen reports having held a very satisfactory clearing sale at Jindivick on the 10th inst., on account of -Mr. A. McAskie. There was a very large attend ance of buyers, and all lots were sold at satisfactory prices. Pigs: Store pigs sold to 20s. Cattle: Springers, close up, sold to £5; springers, backward, up to £3; cows, with calves at foot, to £4 17s 6d; yearling calves, to 2.s. Horses: Hacks sold to 50s. Implemxents, furniture, and sundries at usual nrates.
KORUMBURRA. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
KORUMBURRA. Three years ago Mr. Morton, stationer, had his place broken into on a Sunday night, and a cash-box containing £835 in cash, postal notes, and stamps, stolen. No clue could be found to the robbery. On Saturday last, as a boy was walking through the scrub close to Ditterich's slaughter-yard, he noticed the end of a cash-box protruding from a hollow log. On examining it, he discovered it to be the one stolen fronm Morton's three years ago. The box had been through the bush fires, but, although the cash was all gone, a cheque-book, two postal notes, and a number of papers only showed signs of a little fire and water.
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH. PRESENTATION TO MRS. BEETON. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH. PRESENTATION TO MRS. BPEETON. A very enjoyable reunion was in dulged in by the ladies of St. Paul's Church on Wednesday afternoon, when about twenty of them met at the home of Mrs. Monk, to make a presentation to Mrs. Beeton and to take a formal farewell of one who had always been a practical -helper in the social work connected with the church. The meeting was presided over by Mrs. Affleck, and among the ladies present were Mesdlames Murnm, Friend, Pritchard, Iliffe, Beeton, Day, Robin son, Hartley, Colquhoun, Monk, .Biramn, and Miss Madeley. Apologies for their absence were read fronm Mesdamnes Hayes, Symonds, and Harvey. Songs were rendered by the ladlies, and when afternoon tea had been partaken of, Mrs. Atlieck in a few choice phralses alluded to the unassuming but practical part which Mrs. Beeton had alwa-ys taken in the social gatherings connected with the church and in recognition of which they had met together that afternoon. On behalf of the ladies of th...
THORPDALE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
THORPDALE. The want of police protection has been again shown. In addition to one or two minor cases of larceny, the residence of Mir. Thomas AUllen has been broken into, and the whole of his jewellery, money, wearing apparel, blankets, and sonice pro visions stolen. A movement has been on foot in this district for the purpose of increasing the numnber of victuallers' licenses in the Narracan licensing district, by granting a license to Thorpdale. A petition asking that a local option poll be taken has been presented to the Governor in Council. The request has been acceded to, and the poll has benc ordered for the 25th inst. The new Church of England in this township is completed and will be formally opened by the Bishop of Melbourne at an early date.
FREAK OF NATURE. AN ALLAMBEE DISCOVERY. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
FREAK OF NATURE. AN ALLAMBEE DISCOVERY. A wonderfully strange freak of nature was discovered at Mr George Dyke's, Allambee East, on Tuesday. Mr Dyke held a post minortemexamina tion on one of his young cows that had died, and on opening the animal found a well-formed and fully devel oped bull calf with two heads joined at the back of the cranium, the faces looking differant ways with sheep-like mouths. Although the animal had four eyes, it had only three ears. There was two ends to its tail, and one of its fore-legs was double-jointed. Mr Hauschildt has written offering to forward the curious carcase to the Melbourne Museum.
DROUIN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
DROUIN. The rebuilding of the bridges destroyed by the bush fires is being seriously de ?'ed owing to the action of the Public Works departuncut in withholding approval of the tenders submittedby the shire council. The departmenut has had the tenders of one contract for seven weeks, and has not yet replied. It was specified that the work should be completed by the 31st July, and had the department been prompt the bridges would now have been rebuilt. and the winter traffic facilitated. The contractors have been daily expect ing the requisite permission to proceed, and could not take up other work, con. sequently they have been idle the whole of the seven weeks.
POOWONG NORTH. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
POOWONG NORTH. I think Mr. W. Treadwell can beat tlhe record for :increase in sheep and pigs. Last week a ewe, 10 years old, gave birth to her nineteenth lamb, having had trip lets for the fourth time, twins third time and single once. A sow a week or two back, had her 137th of a family in nine litters, viz., one of 11, one of 18, three of 15, and four of 17, and out of this lot he itas reared over eighty pigs. That will take some beating. The vweather is very cold and wintry, the grass backward, and cattle still dying.