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LANGUAGES OF THE FUTURE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
LANGUAGES OF THE FUTURE. An eminent Russian linguist, in a work recently published on the different lan guages spoken throughout the world, avers that in 200 years from now there will be only three living languages Russian, English, and Chinese. All other languages and dialects, of which there are at present 3000, will have fallen into disuse. During the twentieth and twmnty-flrst centuries, according to the Russian au thority, the whole of continental Europe and of Asia, with the exception of China, will have adopted the Russian language. English will be spoken in Great Britaln, Australia, Africa, and America, and Chi nese will be the language of the Celes tials and the Oceanic archipelago. There are at present SGO distinct lan guages spoken - SO European, 114 African, 123 Asiatic, 117 Oceanic, 417 American, while in the Russian empire alone sixty differnt tongues are found. "Pearson's Weekl:-."
ABOUT STEAM YACHTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
ABOUT STEAM YACHTS. The "iadintiton Magazine," altways reandable, is this month exceptionally so. and among its interesting articles-is, one oil "What Steami Yachts Cost."' ironi it WC gaoter that the hI1rgest pi- I ,ate yacht is Mi W. K. Uanderlilt's Valiant, of 2184 ions. She was built in 1Si2 by Laird Brothers, frotm Mr St. Clare i 'rne's desigis, aindt is e(slpe ciallty adapted for long cruising, attain-i ing under forced dlr:iuglit a speed of fourteen kniots. or under ordiinary con ditions liftcei. To the buildersr who had carte blinche as regards the ex pense. the Valiant cost considerablyl over LI. 0.00. besides which very large; sums were spent on French uphiolsuity and cabinet work. To keep this bol t iin full coiuinlission for twelv e miontll s vwould take sonething betwoeCn L20.I il) and L25,Oiit In the sine yvur-18!12-in which the Valiant was launclied Mr Laycuek built his Valhalla l14I0 tons). the largest of our auxiliary yachts. Tharque-riggitd, after the old Governmie...
MRS HOOLEY. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
VMRS HOOLEY. * Hr B. Gregory, chairman of the Ilkes tor Convalescent Home Committee, has received the following letter from Mrs )looley: "Cox's Hotel, Jermyn street, "20th June. IS,8C. "My dear Sir,-I understand thalt you rare in want of L150, and I should be -.orry to think that an institution in 'which my husband has taken such an interest, and which is such a great boon to our district, should suffer for want 'f- funds during his temporary troubles. it have, therefore, great pleasure in iending you L150. and sincerely hope bhi.; friends in the district will assist this mood cause to the best of their ability. .nttil he is once more able to resume his claritable donations. With kindc t re bru'ds and best wishes for the success of the home, believe me, yours very siln ucrely, "Annie M. Hooley." How much in the C Hooley's credi tcrs will get is still an open question, but as the husband has a lady who can Sive away L1,0 in this kindly fashion iwe may assume that the wolf will be kep...
TWO MAIDENS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
TWO MAIDENS. 1 know a winsome little maid. So fair to see Her face Is IlJe a dainty flower. So lovingly She looks upon this world of ours, I And all who pass, That sweet content makes beautiful My little lass. I khaw another maiden well, She might be fair Her cheek is like a rose leaf soft, Like gold her hair. BHt ah! her face i marred by frowns, Her eyes by tears, For none can please. I dread to think Of cominig years. i Would you, dear. grow to beauty rare In thought and deed? Then learn the lesson these two teach An To those who heed. And in your heart. as life begins, Give this truth place; 'Tis only lovely thoughts can make A lovely face. -GSRTRUDE CANNON. in "St. Nicholas." The hair on most of the dolls utotle in dcorope comes from the Angora goat. . A square foot is 144 square inches. A solid foot contains 7.48S solid pints.
THE JOURNALIST'S LEFT. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
THE JOURNALIST'S LEFT. It is not only in Australia that tlts public person who says injudlciousr things declares that "it's alli along o' that reporter." Reuter's Madrid correspondent: te'e. graphs: "In the Chamber of Deputies yesterday the. debate bn the Philippines was contipued. Senor Romero obloedo (Dessidept Conservative):said, if the Go vernment desired peace, it would lbe much better to negotiate directly with. the United States, for the Poweres wouldi take brokers' commi'lion for their ef-. forts. The Minister of Marlue took exception to the censure which Senor Robledo had passed Iupon himself on tli strength of statements made to jouramb. ists. What he was represented to have, said by the journalist ia question was incorrOct. In con sequence of these remarks by the Minls ter of Marine 411l the journalists in the Press Gallery rose and left the Chamber. only returning when the Mir.ster had concluded his speech." There are a few men-not many we are glad to thhink-out here who...
THE LADIES' COLUMN. LOVE'S ADVENT. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
THE LADIES' COLUMN. LOVE'S ADVENT. I cannot set a linger on the place, Or time, or circumstance, and surely say: Twoas thus, and then, across the gathering grey, Oi my dark life, shot the first golden trace Of love for thee. I see withiu thy face yomething that has been with zoo all the Way Anitity and reflex-night and day; And, lo! my heart feels, knows, and loves apace. Hlow? Why? I cannot tell. I only know One wide, white love has cancelled all the, sum Of life's lesser loves. I can but speak As watchers on some night-bound northern peak, Who spread their arms t' embrace the new sun's glow, And cry: Tho day, the great, glad day is come! -J.H.C.
"MAKING THE BEST OF ONESELF." [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
"MAKING - THE BEST OF ONESELF." This is a duty we all owe, both to those around us and to ourselves. "A duty?" perhaps one of my girl-readers asks with surprise; "that seems a strange sort of duty!" But it is one, for all that;: a daily duty which must be faithfully fulfilled if we would rightly use the influence which belongs to cvery woman and girl, but which, alas! is so often unused, aye, even un thought of, by its possessors. We must seek to *imake the best" of our personal appearance. not because we desire to be better or more expensively dlressed Ilhan our neighbor. but because, by so doitg, wie shall :ald another pleasant featltire to 11ie home circle. Think, dear girl reainders, what a smile lights up your fat aer's or brother's face on their rituarn ho-ea. tiredl with the day's work, (whether mental or bodily), if they are gre'te(d with bright words of welcome and love, whilst their eyes rest on Iharmonious coloring and .tastefully ar ranged hair and dress. Does it not tel...
HEALTH HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
HEALTH HINTS. The air of a sick chamber should al ways be kept so fresh that there will be no perceptible difference on coming in It from the outer air. Many doctors strongly recommend a large drink of hot water before each meal and on retiring, as a sure cure for persistent insomnia. Frequent application of alcohol ab stracts the water of the skin, makes it dry and brittle, and impairs its nutri tion. This is also true of glycerine. All toilet washes containing alcohol to any considerable extent should be avoided. Honey used as a medicine is very valuable, especially In lung and throat affections. Honey contains starch and sugar, which have to a great extent been digested by the bees. Occasion ally one finds a person with whom it does not agree, but most people can take it with good results.
HORTICULTURAL. THE CONSERVATORY AND POT PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
HCRTICULTURAL. THE CONSERVATORY AND POT PLANTS. At the present time giving air, and watering must be done with the utmost care. Always admit air from the oppo site side of the house to which the wind is blowing, otherwise there is great danger of the plants becoming chilled. Evaporation proceeds slowly during cold weather, if too much water is given the soil becomes cold and sour. For houses heated artificially the wateik used should he of the same temperature as the house in which the plants-are growing. WVhere fuchslas are required for early blooming it is quite time the plants were placed in a gentle heat Young plants of fuchsias struck in the autumn should. now be ready for potting on into their blooming pots. Pelargoniums intended for show and decorative purposes must have their growths regulated and kept tied out Both these plants and fusehias require to be turned around to the liih:t, at least three time a week, to promote an even growth. Should thrips a ,pear syringe or dip ...
THE FLOWER GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
THE FLOWCER GARDEN. Tea roses which have made late growths may now be cut into form, thin out all straggling shoots, cutting the others back slightly. Bignonias and plants of this description should be pruned and all superfluous shoots re moved. As soon as the present cold weather has- passed old plants of dahlias may be planted, pieces with a single eye make far better plants than when LEe whole of the old root is plant ; but care must be taken to see that each tuber is furnished with an eye, other wise they will not start. When dividing them it is the safest plan to remove a piece of the old stem with the tuber. Where soft wooded bedding plants, such as iresines, misenbryanthemum, are re quircd, the stock may be readily in creaced by striking the young tips in heat. The planting of all shrubs should b-. completed without delay to enable the plants to become established before the hot weather sets in. Cut back all zonal pelargoniums that are planted out doors.
THE KITCHEN GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
THE KITCHEN GARDEN. As soon as the soil is dry enough sow ing operations must be resumed. A full crop of broad beans for spring use may be put. in, for this purpose we prefer the Leviathan and Green Windsor. The seeds are best sown in drills three and a half feet apart and twelve inches in the rows and two inches deep. These should have the lops pinched out; this greatly helps the flowers to set. A few seeds of the Cape 'gooseberry may be sown in beat and planted out when the weather becomes warm. A nearly spent hot bed is the best place to put them. The seed should be sown thinly, in well drained pans or boxes, kept close to the glass and pricked off into other pans when large enough to handle. Capsicums of pepper will do with similar treatment. Varieties like Golden Dawn, or Little Gem make handsome pot plants. Sweet Spanish is very useful owing to its early character. For general use Long lied and the Giant are among the best. A few celery seeds for early use may be swn in the sa...
THE ORCHARD. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
THIE ORCHARD. 'Where the planting of citrus fruits is int ndt 1, it is quite time the ground was prepared, if iot already done. The l,'o'es do well in almost any good soil thiat ihas perfecet drainage. Care, how 'ver,. must be taken not to plant them in exposed low situations, otherwise failure is sure to ensue through frosts, etc. It is often noticeable, where citrus trees are planted on the hillside, the pilantts do splentlidly down to a certain point, when the trees become stunted in growth. The heavier the nature of the soil. the more nmarked this becomes. The most favorable soil is a strong, sandy loaun, with an open subs il. The ground must Ie uwell broken up with the plough anrd subTloiler, and brought to a fine tilth. If the land does not possess suflicient natural drainage. agricultural drain pipes must he put in between each row or every other row of trees, according to t'e naturle of tlhe soil. In planting trees on no account mnust the roots be ex po 'e to the "air. The h...
FLAG STICKS—HOW THEY ARE MADE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
FLAG STICKS-HOW THEY ARE MADE. The little sticks to which flags ave at tached are produced automatically by an ingenious machine recently invented for the purpose. By the old methods oC manufacture it would hardly be pos sible to supply the demand, and cer tainly not at the remarkably low. prico at which this machine turns them out Under the old method each stick- was rounded sepauatcly, and the operatioil was very tedious and slow. By means of the new invention the whole board is fed into the machine. These boards are first sawed into the length of the finished stick. There are two sets oil cutters, one cutting one-half the circle of the finished stick, the lower cutter cutting the other half, and this is doneo so nicely that when the board has passed the cutters it is cut Into finished round sticks, each separate from the other, and each is so nicely rounded that the meeting point of the two sets of cutters cannot be observed. After leaving the machine the finished sticks drop int...
NARRACAN SHIRE ELECTIONS. THE EAST RIDING CONTEST. SOME [?]s was doing this [?] QUESTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
NARRACAN SHIRE ELECTIONS. THE EAST RIDING CONTEST. SOME Ifva'ts 6doiý tbis ^ QUESTIONS. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) The Shire Council election for the East Riding is now fairly launched, and promises to be more interesting than usual. There are three can didates in the field-viz., Messrs. F. Dickinson and R. Brazier and the retiring member, Mr. H. W. Crisp. Mr. Brazier was the first to mount the platform, and held meetings last week at Thorpdale, Moe, Narracan, and at Trafalgar on Thursday evening, at the Mechanics' Institute. There was a good attendance of ratepayers. Mr. J. Whitton was voted to the chair, and briefly introduced the can didate. Mr. Brazier gave a lengthy address, but of a practical nature, and closed by stating his willingness to answer any question that any rate payer might wish to put to him. Mr. .J. McMahon : Did I understand you to say that von would spendl the proposed Government grant of £5000 on main roads on the East Riding only? Mr. Brazier: Certainly no...
BULN BULN APPLES. FETCH £1 A CASE. A RECORD FIGURE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
. BULN BULN APPLES. FETCH £1 A CASE. A RECORD FIGURE. In the last issue of the ;Gazette there appeared a very interesting article descriptive of MIr. Excell's orchard at Buln Buln, and in which it was stated that his apples had realised as high as 11s. Od. a case on the Melbourne market. Since that date, however, Mir. Excell has sent further consignments to the city, and a day or two ago he received the ' gratifying intelligence that some of them had established a "record" by selling at £1 a case. This, however, is an ex ceptional figure, even for AIr. Excell to secure, and goes to show that the sample in question must have been of a remarkably finle character. Mr. Excell writes: '' 1 think it is a record price at auction for a case of apples, and am sure it is the highest realised this season." The applle in question was of. the Rhymer variety. Mr. Excell adds: " Will you please send me six papers containing description of the orchard, which was very well written, and for which acc...
FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
FARMI AND DAIRY PRODUCE. A further incrcease took place in the supply of butter and prices again declinedl Good to prime factory butter sold at is to is 01d, choice lines, including prints, fetching up to is Od. Dairy butter ranged from 9d to 11'd, choice separator lines fetching up to Is. Fowls fit for the table realised 4s to 5s per pair. Ducks realised 5s to 6s 3d, and geese 5s to about is. There was a moderate supply of carcase pork. Prinme porkers realised 51d to Gd, primne baconers 5d to 5,d, and mnedium and heavy weight carcases down to 4d. Vealers were in good supply, and sold well. Prime sold at 21d to 3d, a few extra prime fetching up to S3d; and medium and small sized 1Ed to 2d.
CARCASE PORK AND VEALERS. EFFECT OF THE NEW MEAT BILL. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
CARCASE PORK AND VEALERS. EFFECT OF THE NEW MEAT BILL. A topic discussed at Friday's sales was the proposal that has been brought forward that the sale of carcase pork and vrealers should only be allowed if the slaughtering has been done in Melbourne. The effect of this, it was declared, would be to abolish the present system of slaughtering in the country, and sending the carcases to town for sale--a trade which has in creased considerably of late years. Railway freight on a few live animals would be charged as for half a truck load, and in addition there would be the task of conveying them to the country railway station. Then would arise the question of how to provide food for the animals on the journey, and of the condition in which they would arrive. Under these circum stances the opinion was expressed that the trade whould be stopped, that the farmers would lose this source of revenue, and that consiuners in MIel bourne would be deprived of the opportunity of obtaining a supply...
POSTAL INFORMATION. Rates of Postage. VICTORIAN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
POSTAL INFORMATION. Rates of Pdstage. VICTORIAN. Letters-Every ounce or under 0 0 2 Letters marked "Urgent" (which will be delivered in the same manner as a telegram would he, if there is either letter or telegraplh messenger at the place to which they are ad dressed), in addition to postage 0 0 ; Newspapers, each ... .. 0 0 Post Cards, each ... O 0 1 Packets-Comnmercial and print. ed papers. up to 411., for every 2ox. or under ... ... O 0 1 PaI';ckets-Patterns and samnples, &c., up to 11.. for every 2or. or under ... ... ... O 0 1 Books, up to 511, for every 4oz. or under ... ... ... 0 0 1 Parcels, 21b. or under ... 0 0 : ELach extra 11). or under .... 0 :
CHANGES OF THE MOON. NEW MOON. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 16 August 1898
CHANGES OF THE MOON. NEW MOON. Month. Day of Month. Time. July... ... Tuesday .. 19 5.47 a.m. August ... Wednesday 171 835 p.m. September .. Friday ... 1610.10 a.n. October ... Saturday... 1510.37 p.m. November ... Monday ... 141021 a.m. December ... Tuesday ... 13 943 p.m. FULL MOON. Month. Day of Month. Time. July.., ... Monday ... 4 7.12 a.m. August ... Tuesday ... 2 2.29 p.m. Aunnt .. Wednesday 81110.51 p.m. September ... Friday ... 30 9.11 n.m. OcLuer ... Saturday ... 2910.18 p.m. Kovember ... Monday ... 28 2.39 p.m December ... Wednesday 28 9.39 a.m