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The Growing Malady of the Day. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 9 March 1894
The Growing Malady of the Day. Dr William Erb, the famous psychologist of the University of Heidelberg, has just delivered, on the occasion of the anniversary of that institution, a lecture dealing with the question why growing nervousness is one of the features of our century. According to a report given by the "Daily News," Professor Erbsaid: "As the nervous system represents the basis of the whole vital energy, it is natural that all the events of life must affect it, and the great revolutions in political and economical, in social and religions life, and in scientific and artistic aims, could not fail to have a strong influence on the mind and brain of man. The most intense and common forms of nervousness are hysterics-which is also increasing among the male sex-hypo chondria, and, above all, neurasthenia. No organic or anatomic change in the nervous system has been proved by these diseases. They only represent abnormal conditions of the mind and brain. Neurasthenia is a disease...
The Antiquated Quadrille. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 9 March 1894
The Antiquated Quadrille. The latest news from Berlin is that the Emperor William is bent on changing the character of the dances in good society. He is tired of quadrilles; they are too antiquated and too monotonous. Of course skirt dancing is out of the questiunat the CourtoftheHohenzollerns, and the puzzle-is what -to- substitute for the dreary quadrilles. The Em peror (according to the " Westminster Gazette") has had an idea-lance gavottes. He- kept it a secret for some time, and then he. sent to the Opera House. The ballet-master came. There was a consultation, and the CountHoch berg, assisting thereat, gave both the benefit of.his own experience and advice. The result was that the following day "four couples of choregraphic artists" arrived from the Opera House and danced before the Emperor and the Court. The dance was a complete success, and in a very short time the "dreary and anti, quated quadrille" will disappear from the programme of Court balls.
LEADING OFFICIALS AT WARRAGUL. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 9 March 1894
LEADING OFFICIALS AT WARRIIGUL. Mr. J. W. Larter, cx-President of the t Board of Directors of the Australian c Natives Association, and. Mayor of f Ballarat East, and Mr. 1,. C. Wainwright, I J.P., general secretary of the A.N.A., passed through Warragul en route for Mirboo on'Wednesday morning last and returned to Warragul by the evening train, gRhen they remained* for the nighl!t, I stopping at the Railway Hotel. .The t President- and several members of the 1 Warragul branch spent the evsening with the visitors, and thatted over various matters pcrtaining to the well being of the A.N.A. The visitors gave some advico and hints to the oflicers of the Warragul branch, which will be of advantage to them in-the future working of the branch, and promised that ore long the Hon..A. Deakin, one of the leading lights of the A.N.A., would visit Warragul in ' the interests of the association and deliver a lecture. The visitors visited Necrim on Wednesday, in connection ?vith some' property he...
THE THIRTEEN CLUB. AN "UNLUCKY" DINNER. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 9 March 1894
THE THIRTEEN CLUB. AN " UNLUCKY " DINNER. --·o-- No they are not lunatics-the thirteen groups of thirteen gentlemen who dined at thirteen tables in Room 13 of Holborn Resturant on Saturday, the 13th of January. They- were thel Thirteen Club; and their object, like that of the boy who marched whistling through the churchyard, was to show that they were not afraid. Perhaps there was more superstition than they would care toadmit in the very vigour of their protests against superstitions. They combined everything that was ' unlucky.' They wore green neck ties, and button holes of little Japanese skeletons with a coffin-lid. background. At the smashing of a mirrow they defiled under a ladder in the dining-room. There every knife and fork was crossed; the salt-cellars were coffin-shaped, with a tomb-stone back, bearing the epitaph, .To the memory of many senseless Super stitions, Killed by the Londoin Thirteen Club, 189?.' The salt spoolis were minature sexton's spades. Plaster of Paris ...
BIG JACK AND CHARLIE WHITE. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 9 March 1894
BIG JACK AND CHARLIE WHITE. The day is in July, and the hour mid. afternoon. The situation is a frontier town in the shadows of grim old mountains-a collection of shantiee, tents and dug-outs, all facing the one long and narrow street, up and down which the mail coaches travel as they come and go. The typical frontier town as it was, but never will be again. The type of town thathas vanished with the herds of buffalo and the countless acres of unclaimed land. In the sixties and seventies the town came first-law and order next. In the eighties law and order began to take the place of the gun and the terror. In the sixties men who refused to drink with a stranger were shot dead and the bartender dragged the corpse clear of the door. In those days each town had i's terror, and it was a matter of pride with him to see his victims buried and headboards erected with his tally-marks. In the eighties the terrors disappeared from sight, and the cow boys held up the town at intervals. To-day ...
A Happy Community. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 9 March 1894
A Happy Community. 0 The theories of certain social reformers are to be seen in actual working in the little community of Klingenbcrg-on-the Main, in Germany. In the neighbor hood of this torn (says the "Daily News") are .valuable pits of fireproof clay, which'the authorities in days gone by were far-sighted enough to retain as public property, instead of allowing them to be owned by individuals. They are worked by the municipality for the public benefit. The result is thatKlin r enbergis one of the happiest places in Europe. Not only do the profits on the day snuffice to cover all local and Imperial taxation, but there is a . considerable surplus, the bulk of which is divided amongst the inhabitants. In addition, a present of fifteen marks is made this year to every young man who is begin ning his military service. It is sad but true that the man who once becomes deaf seldom enjoys a happy hear after. Mr 3f'Bride : " They say that poor Vine biddle is dying by inches." lrsl'Bride(wi...
GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 9 March 1894
GENE1;AL. Postal liates.-Inltnd.-=Lett ers:-EEvery ounce, 2d.; urgent letters, Gid. additional. Intercohloal.-ILetters.-Evory lialf once or tnlcr, 2d. l'Packets.-Ev-ry 2oz. or tunder, Id. lIooksaild magazinas.-Every 4 oz. or nuder, 2d, Newspapers; d. tPackcts to New South Wales and Queensland, containing articles of any value, mulst bo paid letter rate. Inlhuand Parcel Post.--Limit, 7 Ills, ate 2lbs, or ::ndcr 9d. ; cach: extra lb., Ud, by special stamps at the 1'.O. All Countries Outside Australasia (whichll ftr posta:l purposes includes Dritih iNew Guinea, Fiji, and New Hebrides)- Letters-For every 4 oz. oriluder ... 21l Post Cards ... ... . ... eich 'ld Reicply Post Cards ... ... each ld Newspapers (for United Kingdom) Eacll Newspaper, 4 ox. or under ... 1i Each additionat 2 o.. or fraction therof ... ... . .. . 4 Newspalcrsa (for places outsidi " United Kingdom) 4 or.. or under ... 1i (.t) Connmercial papers., ; oz. or under, 2.d Fach addlitional 2 oz or or undiler ... Id (n) Pr...
DISTRICT COURTS. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 9 March 1894
DISTRICT COURTS. -o- Courts of Petty Sessions will lo held at undermentioned places for the year as under: YAllIAGON. - Second Monday in each month at 12 noon. Summonses issuedpre? vious Monday. WAliRAGIUL.-Every Tuelday at 11 a.m Sunmomones issued daily, except when the clerk is at other courts. DIltOUIN.-W;d. iv the 1t anl ;rd full week ill earl:ch munthl at I1.5:10 o'el:ek. Slm nl:oese.i islted previous Wedn -day. BrIANDY CIEE.K.-Thur-:day in the 2nd full week in each month at 1la.m. Sun: mnonses issuesd IlreioUs Thur.day. C~ONTIGUOUS to Warnngul lisi!way Sthi S tion are the "Guatldian" Gas 'rinting Works, which are replete with mnodern machinery.
HERE AND THERE. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 9 March 1894
Br Jomr PmvrsansNe. I used to be told when a youngster that there was no such thing as a royalroad to learning; that princes had to study if they wanted to get knowledge, and that, on somes' occasions they got wal!opped if they didn't I have readin history-books that, as a rule. a " whipping boy " was kept in most royal nurseries, who got flogged when His Royal Highness went wrong, but that there were frequently con scientious tutors, who insisted on their princely charges taking their own gruel, and prettyhandsomely ,too. But, if there be no royal road, there is in this country what one might call a ministerial read, ie., a path to knowledge especially laid down for Ministers of the Crown. An ordinary member of parliament is supposed to know a little on many subjects. Sometimes more and some times less. His constituents are very confiding in this respect. They take a lot for granted. In the case of a Minister of the Crown it is different ; no sooner does he become possessed of that...
Boiled Bones. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 9 March 1894
Boiled Bones. The digestor refusefrom boiling.down works, where allthe fat is taken away, and the gela tine, etc., is manufactured into "extract of meat" is still of considerable value as a manure for wheat-fields and for land that is deficient in potash. A sample of such refuse has recently " been analysed by the Department of Agriculture in New South Wales, and is calculated to be worth £5 10s, per ton. It contained:--Mois ture, 8"GS; volatile and organic matter, 29*24 (euanl to nitrogen, 3"283; ammonia, 3.986); sand, 2'S86 calcium, phosphate, 51 91 (contain. ing phosphoric acid, 23'77); other lime as carbonate, 5". 'h:e are L.il.g-dowu works or .. D?rling, anti as Rl.nmaek Is within ei. : rach, as well as all places lower down the :'urray, it wiil be well worth the trouble of i-·m-ae to !e-,k out for a cheap manure, it i: .·-l, be delivercea i tlem any. where below 5. 1 :
HINTS ON ADVERTISING [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 9 March 1894
HINTS ON ADVERTISING -4-- Advertisipg is not to be done by fits and starts, a little at a time, in a timid, scared kin:d of way, as if afraid of being caught e:t it. It should be regarded as one of the neelssary cx pelses of a business, and should be as regular as rent, fuel or clerk hire. It should Ie well donls; there is such a thing as doing advertitin so cheaply that no one finds out th;it it is being done at all. If you have a goodl business you should advertise, lest competitors should take advantage of the great lever and outstrip you in the race. If your business is sniall you should advertise, and let the public know where you are anid what you have to sell, that they may collue and buy. Trying to do business without adver tising is hke Inmaing faces ill the dark yln may know what you are about, iout. others do not. The mian who, without interruption caiu kteep his iamte befcre the public, is constantly informinig possible cus tooers who lie is, where the is to be foundl, a...
POMONA. CHAPTER V. To Pomona, thus adorn'd Lekest she seem'd-Pomona when she fled Vertumaus. MILTON. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 9 March 1894
. FO i O A. By the author of "Laddie," "Tip Cat," ".lt," etc. CHAPTER V. To .... Pmonathausdoe'd 'het she semm'd-Pomoua when a fled Ye?tmans. "I want to show you a picture which I have asen painting at intervals for twenty years," Mr Ludlow said one day; " and which acmversation I had with yeo a little time ago has inspired metogoonwith; and I mean to workatitand finish it for next year's Acad. emy. I want you and Kitty to sit to me for two figures in it. Kitty's is just the face I want forit-herround apple cheek and Rib stone pippin coloring will be exactly the right contrast to the apple blossom tints in the cen tal figure.-And you," he said reflectively, cSndying her face and figure in a manner that would have been cruelly embarrassing to vanity or self consciousness, but which Sage bore without flinching orgaining any color, in her smooth, pale cheek-a calmness to which I would draw the attention of those readers who still anspect a flirtation to lie concealed under the friendsh...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 9 March 1894
LTZE TE. THE NEW LIGHT. TWB8 NEW AIERICAN ILLUMIIANT is now having an extnrdlinay salde, wherever intreduced. It is IEI:I JEUTfY SAFE, and yields the most BItILLIN.\T LIHT ' yet obtained from any ILLUMINANT, luiist Its beauty of appearance commands the ad miration of every buyer. In every deirable respect has no EQUAL, and, as yet, no IIVAL in al the great nmarktr; of the wrld. It is a DISTINCT A?DVA\NCE on 'rdinary Iligh-Test ]:er,.sene, and ndd auly to be shown and used to ensure an native d , naud. Ask your Storekecpelr for it, and in.iýt upon having LUENE , THE NEW LIGHT FOR SALE EVERYWHERE. Public. Notices. H. REDMAN - General Carrier, Forwarding Agent & Cab Proprietor.. ) Broadbent Brothers and Agent for- - co. sGippsand Brown Coal. , Furniture Careiflly Removed. Firewood Suplilied. tE? Correspondence promptly Attended to Address, VICTORIA' STIREET. Cab Meets Evening Traits MRS. J. ROSS, - Queen:Street, Warragul - AS a Large and Varied Cllection of STATIONEl'Y, SCIILDU...
An April Shower. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 9 March 1894
AiApril Shoowr. ow the noisy winds are till: .Aprll's coming up the hill! All the spring is in her train. Led by shining ranks of rain: Pit rat, patter, clatter. Sudden sun, and clatter, patter: Firet the blue and then the ehower. Burstlng bud andemiling flower. Brooks `et free with tnlllng riog, Birds too full of song to .si?L Crisp old leaves astir with pride. Where the timid violets hlde- All things ready with a will: April's coming up the hill! Don't re deluded.: ,You cannot rent the vacai:t property by inertly hanlgirg a crrl in the window. Tihe man who rants to catch Dame Fortun:'s smile must do more than Flirt with the lively lady. Thousands have tried it: Hundreds n re at. the same game. to-day,- and will have no better success than you are having With ': the& fickle lady. Get down to business, alvertike your vacant property, your business, and your w? ants in the WAr1AGuL GUARDIAN and YntrAoox AND TRAFALGAll ExrPaE s, where it wi'l be read by three thousani people. ...
THE POWDER MINE. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 9 March 1894
THE POWDER MINE. 5e At five o'clock in the evening of the 2lst of Ao Maroh, 1814, the English camp before the 7 walls of Rocqwas in a state of highl excite n ment. - The town, a stronghold of Napoleon, - lay on the French cost not far above the a mouth of the Gironde. it was protected I. on two sides by the nature of the ground t and at the rear was open to the sea. In , front stood a massive bastion, which e for ten days had bade defiance to n the artillery of the English; but the sappers had been working day and night, and at last the tunnel of their mine had reached the bas tion,and hid broken unexpectedly into a cellar onderneathit. Thiscellar, belongingtoa house a which stood against the wall inside the town, was entered from the house above by a !light t of spiral steps: sc that the miners found themselves, to their dismay, open to discovery at any moment by the in. Imates of the house. They were compel I led to trust to speed and silence to ac e complish their design without ...
THE PEOPLE ON THE LAND. THE ROKEBY SETTLEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 9 March 1894
THE PEOPLE ON THE LAND. THE ROKEBY SETTLEMENT. -0- The grievances of the men who have gone upon the land under the auspices of what is known as the village settlement or homestead move ment are just now the subject of a conference of delegates from the different settlements, which was oponed on Monday at the Wesleyn-hall. Lons dale-street. Some fifty-five or sixty delegates attended. The conference was originated by Mr. T. Hamer, a homestead selector at South Neerim, and Mr. Maloney, M.L.A., who jointly invited each settlement to send some one to the conference to explain their respective troubles. The chair was taken by Mr. Maloney M.L.A., and the proceedings were initiated by the reading of reports from the different centres of settlement. These, though differing in language, told almost the same story. The main point of grievance were - the difficulties experienced by men in finding their land, the tiresome and injurious delays in surveying the allotments, the bad quality of the ...
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 9 March 1894
LOOALX NWS' ::Another. i e~~sig oftlio' it. t:ri k's Sports' ComnuitSde was held on M:-in' day when the bootliswi~re ;col?d?fori a total ,sum of 7, A .lone. discussion took plcc eonherinnt 'tle unwillingnesas of th?e Drotiii Criekt h;ltb toapostpone thei iuateti.::saraced ior that day itte 1 r: g the- i-rfi:'lub anied, ventitl?` iyi a ii ddipttioii: was app~ointed towait 0oi the n roinin CiS, and urge them to agree toha sugtý. Lion; It wasrapoitethai t lihe foll w' iolbusintess =people hd.d "agreed to close their ::etablislannlts; for thlie ,tfternqin rind to open aganinI ':the eveiling -Me1asrs- Anderaon 13rbos., Cashlanid Co., Wiellor ITrs.; Myers and, Duncan, ? farahall, Fielder, Birani, Pettit, Livesley, Alliso:i, Munin Carpenter, Harris and .others, It' ia alwl'Sa arearetable cirCtlf - 'ance when a esidentf of it distirct of several ears staLdmiii r rclre' to 'I : seel ire:in fielosari- rpsterea'-e w." a regret that Mr. B. C. Patrkes will | shortly leave South Warragul, and ii ...
Two Recent Inventions. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 March 1894
Tno IDecent Inventilns. The varied trend of men's minds is well illustrated by the recent invention of two policemaniis billie:, one of whichj contains knife blades th:t shoot out from the interior if the prisoner grasps the in strnument, while the othecris fitted with a rubber cnip to prevent the infliction of: mnneceenary prin. President Angell of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anihnals prefers the latter.-Boston Transcript.
Planet Shadows. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 March 1894
'lanet S5lo:lo?s. There is no doubt that some of lth tmost brilliant planets, such as Venus ani .Jupiter. are capable of casting distinct shadows, ;s Imay be seen any fine even ing in the tropics. Not long ago 31. L. Guiot cl?orved -?llt Jupnitcr threw a dis ti.ct sha?ow of his wa;tch upo n a wall, al thl:at he was able t o read a newspa !ier by the light. 1I.3iope also finds that 3a?rs is able to cast a shadow, but a much fainter one th:m Jupiter. .He was n!so able to count the number of words in a newspaper 1.laccd in the light of the planet entering by a window, but he could not read tlhm.-Eaclhmnge.
Bull Boys and Mechanical Ability. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 March 1894
Iuttll Hos a:Il :cctd?i?l AbilUy. Great has always been the cromfort that thie parcnt? of 1,ys dull at their bhoeto have had in thinking that they would probably be lparticularly brightit souse other ,direction. If there was any doubt clant it. the fact coull always lin prored by stories; of artists, writers and musicians, who have be'tn thought dull ants at ,'chol:l Lit mechanical genius and dnflness at bcoks do not, it is said, go hand in han:Il. The director of alargo western school of mn:ln: traiing sayvs of snch cases: "As a rule, such a b?)y fi.s to show marked ability of any sort. A eoy who comes to us with a passion for machinery, who cannot be kept away fronm engines, the rattle of cogs and the snapping of bells, never gets beyond a sort of morbid, imple curiosity to 'sce the wheels go round.' He develops no curiosity nor the ability to do good, ac curate work. His book work isof a ver' similar charcter."-~New York Post.