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VICTORIAN COAL. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

VICTORIAN COAL. The State Premier announced in the Essendon speech that the Minister h;\aving reserved an area estimated to contain 21,000.000 tons of coal about the State mine at VWonthaggi, pro poses to let leases for areas in which coaling mining is likely to be protit able. Many applications are already In hand. The Ministry proposes to enter on its new policy immediately after the elections, and to grant the applications on which the report of the departmental ofticers is favorable. The particular leases will be let in the areas surrounding Wonthaggi, but it is intended also to direct a series of tests over the deposits in Gippsland. Of the three main coal areas in Vic toria reported on by the Mines De partment Wannon consists of about 400 square miles, the Otway of 1000 square miles and the South Gippsland of .2100 square miles. For some time past five drills have been wortirng on black coal in the neighborhood of Womi thaggi, Outtrim, IKorumburra and An derson's Inlet. and on...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CHARACTER READINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

CHARACTER READINGS, One very general foible of happy souis who f::ld .thems.e. es with two pence in their pocket at the week-end is, says our Sydney correspondent, to go in for a "'Character fReading," to be published on the basis of their nandwrihing in a Sunday paper. It is very gratifyi hg to know for one's self that she, or he, is ' recined, cui tured, sensitive, ardent, fluent. am bitious, etc;" but even without any personal self-advertisement there seems to be a strong attraction in the fact that the estimate will appear in print, for a few thousand readers to peruse and speculate upon. So po pular have these character- readings become that it is said to be intpos :ible to keep pace with them. It is well known that handwriting is, to a certain extent, an index of character. Seeing that the whole of a person's character necessarily enters into everything that he does, that is only a truism; but the faculty of reading the indications is quite another mat ter. Some exceptionally ...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THINGS THAT "CATCH ON." [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

THINGS THAT "CATCH ON." ---4 - --- Our SydnQ-v correspondent writes: --Hiow to woo the somewhat thick and gross ear of the general public is the probl-n of problems, whetiler for the politician or for the private caterCr tv public tste. The art. \'lhe! acquir ed. is ,orth a competency. lit-natur d personbs sometimes speak of it with ill-concealed contempt as "'playing to the gallery.''" ut there is somer'mes reason to belie.e that in their case it is only the old, old story of "the fox :ana the grapes,:' and that they xould do it for theimsees--if they knew how. The promoters and pro prietors or " snippet" paper' have succeeced prodigiously. Sone of them have become i'l.io:lalres, and e r:of nem is now th:e proprietor of the London "" Trnles --the first pap-er in the world. But it was nn. by running " Titbits or " Answers on the lines of the " Thunderer of P'rintlg Fouse Square'' that Sir George Newnnes or Lord Northcliffe emerged from obscurit'y. The one th:ng on which those eminen...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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DEER HUNTING IN GIPPSLAND. Toora, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

DEER HUNTING IN GIPPSLANb. Toora, Monday. During thE past week a party was formed by ;Ir. F. Dafl', forest ranger, to raid the deer on the flats south of Hedley railway station and the coast. The great annual increase of deer in this neighborhoood in particular, and their growing boldness and destruc tiveness among the crops and gardens. render these periodical battues neces sary to reduce the numbers. About a dozen leading sportsmen, armed with rifle and gun, took part in the raid, and a fine outing was enjoyed. Thirty six carcases were secured, wx hile it is estimated that 50 deer were destroyed. In terms of the departmental regula tions, the carcases were forwarded by rail to the Fisheries and Game De partment.

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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WILMOTT'S THREE STARS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

WILMOTT'S THREE STARS. The Wilmott Picture Company will be appearl:n- in the Victoria Hall, Sale, on \I:,nday next, January 12, when an exclusive programme of 12,000ft. will be screened, including three big star attractions, "'The Temptations of a Great City'" (Nor desk society drama, 3000ft. in length), " The Girl Spy"'' (Kalem thrilling war picture, 2000ft. in length), and a gor geously colored pantomime by the Gaumont Co., entitled " A Trip to Hades" (1500ft. in length). The company are in possession of a 10 h.p. De Dion engine, and a latest model Einema n machine, and guarantee clear pictures. A special attraction will be the illustrated songs and oper atic ballads by Miss Ettlo Wilmott (the lady baritone), who created, a big sensation with her remarkable voice at the Tivoli Theatre, Sydney, last winter. The picture programme will include " The £5 Bonus. " "Across the Divide,'" "'The Two Red skins," ''"aterfalls of the World, ' etc. TWatch for the searchlight, which will be flas...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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A CONTRAST TO GIPPSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

A CONTRAST TO GIPPSLAND. Mr. Reesc, the head-teacher of the Stradbroke State-school, is spending his holidays "up inorth," and sends us a few notes from' the W\immera. He writes as follows:-The farmers in this noted agricultural district are enjoying a bountiful harvest-in some cases wheat is yielding from 12 to 14 bags per acre, the average being about 8 or 9. " Federation" is still the most favored variety of wheat, being such ..a heavy yielder, and a wheat that seems to resist diseases; and dry spells-:of weather.- - . ery -little threshing is :now ::done. in .thi~ 'locality, and :the hairvester is in 1:,-neral Use:~ vwhile In a feaw vfields the -header" may be seen ht .work. A notable feature - .n many of the chief agricultural districts is the number of- successful farmers who are giving. up agriculture and going in exclusively for grazing, the reason in-most cases bhina the difficulty to get- satisfactory.. help, althoughi:,- high wages are offered. - :Landseeker and farn twor...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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GIPPSLAND PRESBYTERY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

GIPPSLAND PRESBYTERY. The Gippsland Presbytery met at Sale on the 10th ult., and at Traral gon on the 19th. The Rev. C. A. Fraser was moderator. The Rev. J. Roberts was congratulated by the moderator on the completion of his 4Sth year of service in connection with the Presby terian Church in Glpps!and. It was reported that three eiders had been adled to the Traralgon kirk session, namely, iessrs. R. Broonmtield, A. Pye and R. 1-. Grirfiths. It was reported that Mr. T. M. Noble had been or dained and inducted to the eldership in Maffra kirk session. A communi cation was received from the director of Home Missiuns. Informing the presbytery that an arrangement has been made under which the Anglican, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist and Congregational Churches have com b!ned to support a missionary to the navvies engaged on the railway be tween Bairnsdale and Orbost. A call to the Rev. "W. H. Steele from the congregation of St. Columba's, Cot tesloe. W.:.A., was laid on the table. The m...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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MINISTERIAL INTENTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

MINISTERIAL INTENTIONS. Essendon received its first pro nouncement of a Ministry's policy on Monday evening, when the Premier (Mr. Watt) delivered the policy speech of his new Liberal Administration. A section of hostile Labor supporters had gained access to the hall, and they exerted themselves throughout the Pvenlnt in frantic attempts to inter rupt the meeting. Mr. T~att's voice was sadly shaken by the strain of shouting amid this early disorder, but it carried him safe ly through to the end. During the meeting, several Labor sympathisers were escorted from the hall by the police officers, while others made noisy and abusive departures of their own accord. There were few good Interjections, despite all the row, though one hum orist Insisted for a while in anlling for MIr. SM' Leod. All the good things were said by Mr. -Watt. One of the best was in reply to an interjector, who, when the Premier referred to the Redistribu tion of Seats Bill. called out, "Oh, that's what threw the L...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
WIT AND HUMOR. That Noise. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

WIT AND HUMOR. That Noise. One evening an amateur 'Nature student, note-book in hand ;penetrated the. wilds of a cow pasture and paused to take advantage of the practical, al though crude, knowledge of a grey bearded countryman. who sat content edly on a log. "There is a strange bird-note this evening," she began, with sweet conde scension. "I wonder-perhaps you can tell me what bird it is?" The old man removed his pipe for an instant. 'I heard a robin,. mum," he admit ted. puffing away- at his pipe before the last word was .out of his mouth'; ......... "Oh, iol" The student of ornithol ozv stook her head, prettily impatient. "It is a new call, different from any thing I have vet come across. Can't you hear it-noww" Once more the old man perfunctrilv removed his pipe, and both he and his questioner strained to listen. There was a bewilderment of woodland and farmyard sounds. "There!" whispered the girl--"that full. shrill notel Can't you hear it? in that direction?" A light broke ov...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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The Colonel's Moral Sense. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

The Colonel's Moral Sense. Apropos of a scandal in the New York Bar. Bishop Winston C. Rutherford told the following starv: The morals of the New York Bar seem to be about like the morals of Colonel Byrne. no better and no Colonel Byrne. a Kentuckian. de fenlded a lman for murder. It was ties ti:id that this man murdered a wo ":a.n on the night of August 20. Two or three witnesses saw the deed. It wa.s committed under the milky light of a full moon. The ,witnesses were able to identity the defendant on account of thr bril-. liance of the moonlight. The defendant could not prove an alibi, and things' Ic?led pretty bad for him. B?, at this point Colonel Byrne pro- auc-d an alm'anac showing that on the. nihI::t in question there had been nO. :iio, n whatevcr. Thereupon a groat lauch resounded through the courtroom and the defendant was speedily acquit-: tal. "Colonel," said the defendant, after wards. "how much do I owe you?" "Yu onwe ie." the Colohel answered. 'i've hundred dollars." ...

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PRAISE FROM SIR HUBERT. THE GREAT DEAD AUTHOR'S MASTERPIECE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

PRAISE FROM SIR HUBERT. THE GREAT DEAD AUTHOR'S MASTERPIECE. By Harry Cowell, in the "Argonaut." Once there lived in a great country a great man who looked into his heart and that of things as they are, and wrote. Life as he saw it he drew, its salient features slightly exagetiated. kindly caricatured. Ut his homely Lin coin-like stories, one mtight say: T''tiey are of the people, for the people, by one of the people. To-day the hungry millions he wrote of and lor, read hin and cry tor more, and cry in vain. tlhus an old se.f-taught to read West enier to a cultureu yeung librarian: "Say, miss, canrt you gitnmie some oth er stories like this chap writes? 1 know all his'n by heart.' And she: "No, sir; I can't. I only wish I could: I'nere are no such stories written." Like many another great man, this well-beloved ,writer was very muei of a child, nor ever forgot that he was once a boy himself and had birthdays So when Huldah Blandiing, she of the ireckled face and the white-hotse-hint...

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FARM AND DAIRY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

FARM AND DAIRY NOTES. The legumes-lucerne, clover, cow p?as, field peas, soy beans, etc.-may )hC used for silage, but are not as de sirable as corn and the sorghums. They serve an excellent purpose when mixed with maize or sorghums. \\here there is an abundance of other crops for the silo the legumes are best used as hay. The best maize silage, pound for pound, is made from maize that will mature a good crop of ears. Immature feed of any kind is not as good as mature feel. Milk is a perfect medium for bac teria development, but immediate cooling and maintenance of a low temperature will prevent the growth of bacteria. in such numbers as will injure its keeping qualities and fitness for use. As a preventative for ticks the "Breeders' Gazette" recommends a large spoonful of sulphur, added to a little more than a pint of salt, and thoroughly mixed. The sheep may not like it at first, but soon come to eat'it, and begin to show signs of im provement. For pigs affected withl lice put-a go...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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A MAN OF HONOR. The Story of a Gambler and a Girl's Influence. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

A MAN OF HONOR. I The Story of a Gambler and a Girl's influence. He was very tall, very pale, and he sat at the little table, sparkling with glass and silver, his eyes fixed in a dreamy stare. Now and then he mois tened his lips, sighed or drew the long breath which is mother to a sigh, and .ifted his haggard eyes to the crowd. On the far side of the restaurant, Peter Hewdrickson, a fair youth, was knitting his almost white eyebrows and staring at the lonely diner. Presently a smile passed over his fat face, he ejaculated - somewhat cryptically - "Hang nme, of course !"-rose, threaded his way through the tables, and slap ped the tall man on the shoulder. "My dear old Jimmy!" he roared. "Been ratchin' you-trying to place you for the last thirty minutes." He seized the other's band and sat down still shaking it. "Five years in India have altered you. five years in London have altered me -but I'd only just gone up to Cam bridge when you went. I got your let ter from Polt Said. You sa- ...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A WEIRD PROCESSION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

A WEIRD PROCESSION. Five hundred snake-charmers, sound ing weird notes on their pipes, formed the unusual yet picturesque proession that followed to his grave Katch Sarak. a man of big renown in his business. who died in terrible agony as the re sult of a cobra bite received while prac tising his profession in the neighbor hood of Garden Reach, ITda. "Guru," or god, he had become dub bed by the pooule amongst whom he lived, such was his influence over pois onous reptiles. His services were sought recently by a neighbor who had miss ed many fowls from his compound. Go ing at dusk one day, the snake-charmer discovered a cobra of unusual sii7( amongst the birds, so formidable. in fact, that he postponed his attempt to capture it until daylight, when he was successful in securing it. Instead of despatching the snake at once, he took it to the local bazaar for the edification of the natives. On attempting to extract its fangs, the cobra wrir-gled free and darted at its captor, who was bi...

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THE ANTIQUITY OF HAIRPINS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

THE ANTIQUITY OF HAIRPINS. Htairpins have been elaborated as a means of decoration since te earliest tinmes. Part:cularly beautiful is the uelicacy of their workmanship, two of the !lnest specimcus being the gold pins whicil w erc found at Salamis in Cyprus, and are now in the British luseuinll. Even more handsome were. thie Saxoln pis of a later date, with. :.. their shank of brass, head of gold, and emlbelishmenlt of garnets and pearls. The-re were, too, the larger sort of pins so couspicuously and fre quentiy meinioned in the Bible. The instrument driven by Jael through the temple of Sisera \was probably a tenut pin. while Delitah fastened the web on :Samson's hair with a pin or batten. lu the Middie Ages pins were a great fashion-!indeed a necesslty in France, and we have it on record that in 1547 twelve thousand pins were removed from the reoai \wardrobe for one of the French pr:icesses. The convenience was probaoy a laitle later in reaching England, but in 151u we hear of quee...

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BARBARA. I. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

BARBARA. 1. Mark Tempest looked round the pretty flower-decked room, and then at the pale, proud face of a woman who stood at an open French window gazing into the sunlit garden beyond. A sense of unreality was on him. The once familiar room seemeu strange and cold, as though merger into the emotions and feelings and personality of the woman, who hac just demanded freedom from her en gagement. "You cannot mean it, Helen. It is some hideous mistake." And Mark looked with pain-filled eyes at the lovely profile. Helen Churton turned coldly ana lytical eyes upon him. "I do mean it," with cruel emphasis. "I cannot marry a-a- " "A thief," he concluded, bitterly. am mistaken." "No, I suppose not. But I certainly gave you, of all people in the world, credit for believing in me. I see I am mistaken. A transient look, half pain, half annoyance, passed over the beautiful features. "I have not yet said that I believe you gulity, but"-with a trace of irri tation-"cannot you see that it is im pos...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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Knew Him Well. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

Knew Him Well. It was a contested will case. and one. ,f the wirn's,. in the course of giving evidenee. described the testator minute ly. 'Now. sir" said ~cunsel for the de fl:ce. "I supos we ie ay take it, from the flatterin descriptiio t you have gir ,n of the testator !is co~eodi points, and his persiinal appear:aice cenerally, that, \ru were intimatelr y acquainted c?tb "Him!'" exclai:med the writnss. "He was no arcqae, 'tane. of miinc 'u "!nde.,d ! Wc!. then. vnu mnust havre ohserved hIim very carefully whenever you saw hit?" pursuied counsel. ""I never say "him in my life," wasw the reply. "Now. now. don't tritfi with the' Court. please: low. I ask -you. could you, in the name of ,-edness .describe hinm so minnteº if you never saw, him. or never knew him ?" 'Well." replied the wi~tne.s, 7nd the smile which overspread ;r' fetI:res ex tended to the faces of these in xcurt, "you see, I married his widto." Pain should be a w.,ret thin?. It is not decent that anyone should look up ...

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THE WRONG PLACE FOR FICTION [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

THE WRONG PLACE FOR FICTION Mr. Irvin S. Cobb, the American writer of short stories, returning from a trip in the Western States, tound that a close friend of his had lallen into the hands of the law. He hur ried down to the friend's lawyers. "Why, Jack is the dearest, kindest, anust honest man in the world!" he said. "You must call me as a wit ness to his character." "Not while I'm ais lawyer!" was the reply. "'1 now just what would happen. The other man's lawyer woulu ask your occu pation. And you'd say, 'I'm a writer ot fiction.' And the lawyer would get up and stand over you and look into the dark recesses of your heart tor a time. And by-and-by, despairing ot nuding one sweet, aspiring thought in you, he would turn to the jury. And he would exchange an intelli gent, liberrous smile with the twelve. And then he would sit down, and, without even troubling to look in your uirection, he would say, 'That is quite enough, MAr. Cobb! You may staud down!'"

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A DOUBTFUL BARGAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

A DOUBTFUL BARGAIN. The marriage ceremony as seen in America is often very quaint, accord ing to our staider ideas and traditions. In his "Wonder Book" the Reverend L. B. Bates, long associated with the East Boston Bethel, U.S.A., tells of an amusing marriage ceremony perform ed by his father:- About nine o'clock one night the old parsonage on Cape Cod was approach ed by a man and a woman in a "one horse shay." Hearing the wheels, Father Bates went to the door, to see coming up the walk a buxom lass of two hundred pounds or so, followed 'by a very little man. With a giggle she announced: "'We've come to be married, par son, haven't we, Bill?" An energetic nudge succeeded in eliciting the desired aflirmation from "Bill." The parson examined the li cense and proceeded to business. "Please join your right hands," he said. "Dearly beloved, you are gath ered here for the purpose of holy ma trimony. Do you-" But he was here interrupted by the bride. "Say, parson, before you go any far t'....

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Too True. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914

Too True. There is a happy mean in every thing. It is said that a shrewd old lady heard her married daughter say: "If my husband doesn't do such and such a thing, he'll find himself in hot water." "My child," said the old lady, "a man is like an egg. Kept in hot water a little while he may bail soft, but keep him there long and he hardens!" Each high achievement is a sign and token of the whole nature's pos s;bility. What a piece of the man was for that shining moment it is the duty of the whole man to be always. The discovery of happiness may well be the great aim of wisdom; and we needs must be happy our selves before we can know that wis dom itself contains all.

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