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THE LOCAL MINES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
THE LOCAL MINES. The chief topic of conversation in local mining circles during the past week has been the appreciable rise in New Perseverance scrip. At the beginning of last week shares sold at 2s-before the end of the week they had hardened up to 3s 3d and left off at buyers 3s, sellers Ss Gd. The rise was due to an increased demand from outside sources, and our Melbourne correspondent informs us that for two or three days, New Perseverance held quite a prominent place on 'Change. It appears that the merits of the mine are becoming more widely-known andl as the erection of the battery is being proceeded with and the date of the first crushing is rapidly approach ing, intending buyers, who have hitherto held off, are getting their parcels together. This has naturally exercised a hardening effect and several local holders have been unable to resist the temptation of taking their profit. The report of the manager Mr. J. Walsh-is very satisfactory and shows that he is concentrating h...
NARRACAN SHIRE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
NAhRRACAN SHIRE. The condition of affairs in the Narracan Shire is similar to that of the Warragul Shire, there being only one contest. In the North and West Ridings, respectfully, Messrs. Whitton and Mahony have been returned without opposition; and in thus re fraining from countenancing opposi tion, the ratepayers of the ridings concerned have exercised a similar measure of discretion to that displayed by the residents of the Central and South Ridings of the Warragul Shire. Ex-Councillor Crisp, however, has to meet a sharp encounter in the East Riding, where Messrs. Brazier and Dickinson are opposing him. Mr. Benston has been elected auditor.'
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. WARRAGUL SHIRE. THE NOMINATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
MUNICIPAL ELEC TIONS. WARRAGUL SHIRE. THE NOMINATIONS. The nomination of candidates to fill the vacancies in the various ridings of the Warragul Shire took place yes terday, and resulted as follows: North Riding: Richard Budge Caunter, Andrew Lillico, and A. D. Beard. Central Riding : Donald McNeil. South Riding : Thomas Stockdale. Messrs. McNeil and Stockdale therefore enjoy the distinction of a walkover, and the public will follow with interest the contest that is pro ceeding in the North Riding. The election takes place on the 25th inst. For the auditorship Mr. C. S. Affleck was the only candidate nomi nated, and is therefore elected un opposed. Cr M'Neil, in returning thanks at the declaration of the poll yesterday afternoon said some people appeared to imagine that he had taken excep tion to'the loans raised by the shire. That, however, was a mistake. He (ut no " to-- o the borrowing, but to the mann n which some of th money had -1 - hoped they would all profit by the lessons t...
TROUBLESOME TRAFALGAR. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
TROUBLESOME TRAFAL GAR. The little Gippsland township which is ambitious to perpetuate beneath the Southern Cross the glorious spirit of Nelson, is steadily achieving for itself a most unenviable warlike notoriety. In the absence of a foreign foe, the inhabitants seem to have taken up arms against one another, and raided the houses in search of plunder. One hapless victim of the internecine village strife is being treated by Dr. Hayes for a broken skull, while various minor casualties, including the scratch ing the constable's face, are also re ported. The apparently privileged free booters bestow their attention on everything that lies handy to them. The peaceable possession of spades, forks, axes, buckets, and such like commodities is no longer possible. A valuable saddle was some time since stolen from the stable of the local hotel, and lately the fowl-house was raided of some dozen fat pullets, the wily thieves having taken the precau tion previously to poison two valuable dlogs...
BULN BULN SHIRE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
BULN BIULN SHIRE. The time for receiving nominations closed at 4 o'clock on Tuesday after noon last. Mr. Donald Riddell, Neerim, was the only one who nonm inated for the north riding, and MIr. Joseph Kennedy, Longwarry was the only one candidate who nominatedl for the centre riding. Both gentlenmen are therefore returned unopposed. MIr. James Aikman and Mr. John Currie have nominated for the seat in the south riding, and Mr. i). D. Grant is returned unopposed for the local auditorship. The only contest will therefore be in the south riding.
THE GOLDEN GATE. A TALE OF THE BOSUN'S MATE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
THE GOLDEN GATE. A TALE OF TIIE :iOSIN .SMATE. "I'll tell you a tale," Said the bIo'sun's mate. "I'll tell you a tale of the sea; Many yarns I've told Of the ocean boll. But the awfull"st y:irn that ever I told Ain't as bad as :h"* tale I'll now unfoldl; And your hnir'll he on end, and your blood run cold Your blood run cold," Said be said he, Said the bo'sun's mate, said he. '"The ooel ship Jane." Said the bo'un's mate, "Was as staauooh as a ship could be; She Caibksl coe night, TWith a cargo tight Of the yellowest gold, which shone so bright, That its shining blir.ded the steerman quite, And he ran on a reck that was out of sight 'Twas out of sig;ht," Said he said he. Saidl the bo'sun's nlate, said he. "Now there we was," Said the bo'sun's inate, "With the ship a leakin' frce: So our strength we spent, - For to fix the dent But the lovely gold, overboard it went, Which lightened the ship to that extent, That we floated off-but without a cent; Without a cent," Said he, said he, Sai...
WIT AND HUMOR [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
WIT AND HUMOR Employcd: John. after this, theen any one calls, hand him the silver tray andi bring the card back on it. John: Dat's wot I fought, boss; but dat gemman keep do tray. She: Julie and Joe are engaged, but they have decided to keep their engage ment a secret; Julie told mne so. He: Yes, I know it; Joe told me. "I punish you to show my love for you, my son." "WThen I get bigger I'll return your love, pa." "I've lost my heart," he said. "'Oh. well," she answered consolingly, "I wouldn't worry about it. Nobody wiil keep it." He: How do you like Foppington. Miss Barrow? ?Miss Barrow: Not at all. HIe can't pronounce his r's, and I do detest being addressed as Miss Bow-wow. Film: Saw a man to-day who had trouble ahead of him. Fiam: How: do you know ? 'Flint: He was pushing a baby carriage. "Dear Chlatlie, if I mnarry you, will you get up and make the fires in the morn ing?" "Darling girl. we will get mar ried in the summer. Before winter you will get used to the idea of Imlakin...
FUNERALS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
FUtJNERALS. Two old ladies were returning from a funeral, and as soon as they had seat ed themselves comfortably in a railway carriage, the one said-"Aa caall that a varry Door funeral! Thor wes nowt but cake an' tea!" "An se div na," was the exclamation of the other. "Aa've barried four myrsl', and each yen wiv ihaim'
HER ANSWER. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
HER ANSWER. Chapter I. Boy: Little girl, you're too sweet for anything. What's your name? Girl: May Wood. Chapter II. Same Boy (somewhat older): Miss May, have I your permission to call ? Where is your home? Same Girl (somewhat shyer): May wood. CHAPTER III. Same Boy (older still): If I should say, "May dearest May, will you marry me, May?"-tlhen what? Same Cirl (in a whisper): May would! The End.
AT THE INQUEST. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
AT THE INQTJEST. "You kioew the deceased. I believe you said'?" asked the Coroner of the witness. "Yes, sir. Our desks stood side by side for six years." "Had you ever heard him intimate a wish to die or declare that life was in supportable?" "No, sir." "Can you suggest any reason for his suicide?" "I can only suggest what may pos sibly prove to be the reason, sir." "What is it?" "When hlie came in yesterday morning he seemed very much depressed. I askew him the cause, and he replied that-on his way to the office he had seen a wheelman wearing a red waistcoast and a pair of bright green golf stock ings. H-e must have swallowed the poi son within live minutes after that, sir." "That is all. You may step down. Gentlemen of the jury, under ilthe cir cumstances. the only verdlict you can render is justifiable suicide.'"-"Art in Dress."
TO THE UNITED KINGDOM. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
TO THE UNITE]) KINGI)OM. Letters - Evervy Ihlf-ounce or undelr ... ... ... O 0 2 P'ost Cards ... ... ... O 0 1i Newspapers, 4o.. or iunder .. 0 0 1 Each additional 2oz. or under 0 0 Conutuercial and printed pa. pers. about the sane rate as in Victoria; but see *'Postal Guide." Parcels-Each 21b. or under ... O 1 6 Each additional lb. or under, up to 111b ... ... 0 0 I
INTERCOLONIAL. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
INTEIlCOLONIAL.. Letters - Every half-ounce or under .. ... ... O 0 2 Newspapers. 100o. or under ... O0 0 Post Cards ... ... ... O 0 1 Packets-Conunercial and prilnt ed papers. everyc 2oz. ... O 0 1 Patterns and samples, every 2oz. O 0 1 Parcels, lib. or under .. 0 0 8 Each extra lb. or under, up to 111b. ... .. ...O 0 0(
GLADSTONE'S HEAD. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
GLADSTONE'S HEAD, MIr Gladstone's head (says the "Daily News") was; it is well known, of ex ceptional size. The story he told at Lord Ripon's once' about the man who could not get a hat large enough till at last the 1atter called in desperation for an Aberdeen lhat may well enough have been his own experience. The com pliment to Aberdeen was, no doubt, relished in the Granite City. Dr Collins regarding whom an interesting personal announcement has been made, once gave to the world the result of a special study in hats, in the course of which It was mentioned that Mr Glnadstone's number in hats was 7%. The hntters' number is arrived at l y taking the mean of the length and breadth. Thus a hat 7% by Gtr Is a No. 7 hat, which is the average English size. Lord Bea consfield's hat was this size, .Tohn Bright's 7?, Lord John Russell's 7'A all smaller than MIr Gladstone's. But the Gladstone hat was exceeded in size by that of Dr Chaimers 7:.', and .Toseph Hume's was emphatically abnormal S...
IN BIBLE LEAVES. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
IN BIBLE LEAVES. It seems (says a writer in the " Cey l1n Standard") that gold-leaf for deco rative purposes is, as a regular matter of busincss, packed in little books made up of the unbound pages of Holy Writ cut to the requisite size for the purpose, and stitched together. On inquiry, I learn that the practice of packing the material in this way is a well establish ed one, and that the Bible is selected for this purpose because, as a rule, the type is more evenly set, and the printing generally finer and better executed. On the other hand, I hear from other sources that the use of the Bible is lookeed upon as a sort of guarantee that the leaf is of the best possible quality. It appears that the Book of Common Prayer is also employed for the same purpose. Cold-leaf books are made up and supplied to the trade by an enter prising firm in Birmingham. An enter prising gentleman in London also sup plied them. It is evident that the books are made up from the sheets in which they leave ...
THE EYES AND READING. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
THE EYES AND READING. This is a day when the delusions to which one hns held for years are gra dually being swept away by those "who know." One such delusion in which we all once believed was that to read while in a recumbent position was in jurious to the eyes. Oculists now tell us that if the light be good and the type -of the printed page clear we may safely indulge in the luxury of lying down and reading at the same time. But while our oculist tells us-this he also warns us that we may not use our eyes before breakfast, as the strain on the optic nerve will seriously affect the sight. So she who would read before she rises in the morning must have her cup of coffee and a roll or slice of toast brought to her bedside. Unless one has unusually strong eyes one must not read when one is extreme ly weary. Exhaustion and fatigue af-) feet all the nerves of the body, and the optic nerve is so sensitive that it should receive particular consideration. Nor should one ever be guilty of th...