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FEEDING FOR EGGS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 13 March 1914
FEEDING FOR EGGd. i Vull/ivw^ W» MwvW ' especially during the winter months, 1 wnen greca food is so scarce, and ! they may be thrown down, bo that i they might peck at them raw; or they ! can be boiled and mixed with t' e sort i f°l>urius the autumn and winter the I fowls should have their morning meal quite tot, and poultry powder should be used in the soft teed as least live times a week, as this brings wu-h old hens to lay through the winter just as well as the young pullets, i When hens stop laying, or are not doing well, some poultry powder should be given once dally, as this pulls them around, and they win commence laying much earlier on ac count o£ this. It is a very good plan to lei the £owls go back into the scratching sheds tor three or four hours after a warm meal and this can easily bo done by scattering a few grains, of corn amongst the dry litter on the I doors of these. After the first few mornings there will be little trouble in driving the birds in, as they get ...
YARRAM SHOW. PHENOMENAL HEAT. ANIMAL DIES IN THE PEN. SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITION. UNDER TRYING CONDITIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 13 March 1914
IMIKNOM HXAUJ MAT. ANIMAL 1)1 KS IN T11K 1 i'.N. SUOOE.SSFU L EX III1J1TJUN. i-Nni;u trying ooxuitioxs. The lirst.annnal mitu 111 u show under auspices of tin1 Yarram Agricultural Society was hold on Wednesday under a I ill'.', sky, but the heat ir.is almost un bearable during the morning, intensilied by a north wind and bush lircs. Slmrtlv after mid-day the wind wete I mund to the south, making th.; conditions much more tolcr-ibli>. Tli :r,: was no reason to in.juiro why the aUismlanvo was less tlian at the last big shotv in spring. It was plainly \isib!e in tin: smokethat enveloped the wholccountry side later in the day, and many had to keep vigil lest the lire tiend .should swoop down upon them. It was ex ceptional .March weather, at all events. .Some short sighted people were heard to remark that the show should beheld later—in April—forgetting that the present heat is phenom mal. Tharo is nothing wrong with th.s date. The Society has simply encountered a vagary of the weathe...
Devon North. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 13 March 1914
Devon North. A well attended parents' meeting was held iu tlic l>evou Xorth State sehoql on Monday evening, in order tq elect a now committee. The head teacher ( Mr. if. (J. Evans) was voted to the chair, and lie tqok the qppop tunity of thanking the out-^Qin^r coim miUee tor the interest they had taken in school alVairs. However, there was still much awaiting the new committee's attention, and he trusted that the earnest cooperation of the nasi would • continue. The following were elected the committee -Messrs. II. I1. Ron deli, 1). L\ Taiiey, tl. Austin, K. Co\ rdiie. -J. C.Hay, S, Keudell and A. Turubull. At the conclusion of the election of the new school committee the, parents present decided to hold a school picnic at the Old Tort on Friday, .March. The head teacher was instructed to extend a hearty invitation to White law's school, it hein^ thought to he an excellent opportunity for the parents to express their uood wishes to the head teacher of that school, who was till r...
What He Thought. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 13 March 1914
What He Thought. | Recently, two gentlemen, "driving along in a waggonette, were smoking, when a spark falling from one of their cigars set lire to some straw at the bottom. The flames soon drove them from their seats, and, while they were bus} extinguishing the fire, a country man, who had for some time been fol lowing them on horseback, alighted to assist them. "I have been watching the smoke for some time," said he. .. tlleD' Uid >'ou uot give us no .?*. ^sked the travellers. "Well," responded the man, "there are so many new-fanglecl notions now a-days, I thought you were goine bv steam." J
SPORT AND PASTIME. ST. PATRICK'S SPORTS, HANDICAPS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 13 March 1914
SPORT AND PASTIME. ST. PATItrCK'S SPOUTS, HANDICAPS, ShuOiold Handicap, lrfDytls.—W, Hartley !), K. Amiiido 10, M. Coloo 10, S. Boll 10?.-, W. 11. lillwood 12, F. N. U. Smith U, J. Wight, K. Newton ll, A. .1. "ISniin and A. S. Coates It'., R. L. Coullhnrd, J. C-ownn, (!.. N. O'llourko 15, J. Oiini urou, K. R. Fcoti>, D. A. O'Rout-kc, 11. M. '1'horiilcy lt>, .1. Andrews, W. f&lt;o»r, S. Matthews, .J. Patlurson, A. Wigg 17,G. Co>per 15. 220yds Handicap.— W. Hartley, \V. M. Coloo 15. K, Ainindu 10, S. K. Ferris, S. A. Nowton. J. Wight I'M, A. S. Coates, W. 11. KUwood, F. V". Forbes, F. Is*. If. Smith 20, Geo. Coopor, A. J. Bruin, 11. Tj. C'oultlmid, .1. Cowan, Gr. N. O'Roitt'ke 21, li. R. V. Footo, D. A. O'Rouvko, 11. M. i Thornlcv 22, J. Andrews,- J. Patter son, A. Wigg 2:i. •140yds Handicap.—-W. Hartley 22. M. Coloo, A. S. Coates 2ii, F. X. li. SmiIh :iO, .1, Wight ;>I, S. I''. Forris : 12, li. li. Coulthanl, Cowan .'>5, G. Nr. O'lloiivko •>(>, I). A. O'l...
She Could Lecture Them. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 13 March 1914
She Could Lecture Them. .Mr. Frederick Towtisend Martin whoso new book, "Tilings 1 Kemem oer, lias caused 11 good deal of talk telis a story 0[ a titled ladv, well! known m society, with very decided opinions on certain subjects. One day she was out at lunch, and t.ie conversation turned 011 ilie plea sures of life. Everyone present gave his or her idea of what constituted en J yment, and, at last, Lady Henrv re marked 111 her impressive manner: I'or myself, i like dinners better than anything else!" "Dinners!1' exclaimed her host in a tone ot great surprise. ".My dear Ladv iteno, surely you are not a gourmet?" Oil. no, drawled her ladyship; "I ike dinners because I know I am cer tam to have a man 011 either side of me who can't get away!"
Bulga. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 13 March 1914
Bulga. (fkom oui; own- cokubsponubxt). The fires are still u source of anxiety in the district. There havo been several minor outbreaks during the lost week. The danger will exist until the rain comes. Dairymen, owing to the scarcity of grass, are getting rid of their surplus cattle. There appears to bo a ready market at good rates for all kinds of stock. The newly elected school committee held a meeting on tho 7th inst. for the pur pose of electing tho necessary officers, Mr. K. C. Wilson, head teacher,nrftsidinf* Mr S. Wills was elected president, Mrs. J. Wills correspondent, and Mr M. Drysdale treasurer. The committee is a very repre sentative one, and should be able to effect some improvement in local school condi tions. . v Road Board works are not yet in evi dence on the Alljcrton portion of the Tra ralgoii rqad. The Traralyon shire have made a starf, and have board works ad vertised. Query: What js tho Alberton shire doing'in the matter '!
On the Menu. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 13 March 1914
On the Menu. Some of the restaurants have bills of faro Willi tlio Uyloaf covered with advertisements it" various business houses. A man took a seat behind one of them, when a waiter appeared with "What, wil you have, sir?" To the ut ter confusion of the waiter he leisure ly remarked: "You may fetch me a new set of teeth iu gutta-percha; an improved sewing-machine with patent lock stitch; a box of bilious pills, ami a pair of No. 7 French calf-skin boots." In a moment the waiter re-plied, "We do uot furnish those articles." "Then what have you Rot them on the bill of fare for?" retorted 'lie cus tomer. "What made yon ciuii the club, Henry?" "Keason enough. 1 can toll you. I worked live years to be elected treas urer, and then they insisted on putting in a cash register." .1
ALBERTON SHIRE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 13 March 1914
ALBERTON SHIRE COUNCIL, Present.—Cr Power (president), O'Connor, Nightingale, Barlow, Bland, Kahey, M'( inlliare, Barry, t'hristensen. I''jn i'i:\ri:. Department of Public Works, an nouncing the allocation of /"-17o, a re vote of .t'11,-/0. ami / 10 lor joint works with Rosedale shire.—Re ceived Polico Depai Iment, re request of council to connect police stations at I Nut Albert and Yarrani with the district telephone system, refusing to accede to request, as it would keep the police at the station instead of doing duty throughout the district.— Keceived Public Health Department, asking council to exercise sliiet supervision over fishmongers' shops and hawkers' harrows.—Keceived Same, inviting attention of council to regulations relating to the cleans ing of drinking glasses, ice cream glasses, spoons, etc., at spurts, and places of rccication. — Received Chief Secretary's otlice, granting request Unit March 11th and IStli be public holidays throughout the shire. —Keceived Popartmei...
RUSSIAN FARMING. The Cereal Output. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 13 March 1914
RUSSIAN FARMING. The Cereal Output. Fully 75 Per cent, of tlie population of Russia finds its chief means of eub slstenco in farming. The output of cereals in Russia has expanded rap idly in the Inst decade, owing to the adoption of improved methods ot cul U vat ion. During the last hfteen years the population has spent °^er CI 000,000 in the purchase of im proved farming implements. At t le same time, the organisation of the Department of Agriculture has been extended, agricultural as=°':'at'°"3 have formed experimental plots, anu, as the result of all these efforts, the technical aspects of fanning are vis ibly improving. 1 he ga.n in the Ciuantity and duality of the crops. has increased the rental value of the land,
WEST ALBERTON. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 13 March 1914
WKST ALBKRTON. When the north-west wind sprung up yesterday Mr Goo. .Sauisou had to stop liis mill and put his hands to fight tho lire, which was burning fiercely in tho vicinity of the mill. For some time tho sawmill plant and timber were in groat danger, but fortunately the •wind changed to the south east. Messrs K. A. Harvey (district fores ter), and IJlair !>tos., who chanced to bo at the mill, waited until the placo was out of danger.
BUSH FIRES AT WOODSIDE. TOWNSHIP THREATENED. HOUSES CATCH FIRE. BUCKET BRIGADE AT WORK. MILES OF GRASS DESTROYED. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 13 March 1914
BUSH FiRtS AT WOODSiDE. TOWNS 11 TP THREATENED. HOUSES CATC 11 KfUE. I!U(JKKT l!l! I(! ADH AT WORK. .MILKS UK l!UA® DK5TKOYKI). On Tuesday tlio Oarriman country was ablaze, a lire coining through .Morris' properly ta Carpenter's. Mr. Carpenter 011 Wednesday morning phoned to Woodside to bo in readi ness, as the liri! was making for tin: township. Word was sent none too soon. The fin: was met. Iiy a brigade of men, who fought it practically all dav. The the spread to .John Collins' and 1!. Koat's, on to the beach, clearing everying before it. The wind changed, and brought the lire bach to Woodside. It crossed the road, and went through I'ope's, Lang ham's and lilack's properties, reaching Woodside at about ."> p.m. Several houses caught lire, and were sa^ed by a bucket brigade. Mr. S. llc'SYes' place had a narrow escape. Woodside was also attacked on Tuesday, when a fire came through I'i. Lyons', and entering rough timber, threatened the town. . By burning a lire-break danger was ...
WHY POTTS WAS ANGRY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 13 March 1914
WHY POTTS WAS ANGRY, John Potls, the rich sugar refiner, was fuming over his breakfast eggs. "What is the matter, John?" in quired his "wife. ".Matter? Why, you know how I de test charity subscriptions, and have all iny lite. To thiuk that at my age, and with my experience, 1 should be let in for two guineas to support some charity is more than I can stand. Pass the toast. '"The other day one of their repre sentatives called and left two tickets at the oifice for a charity ball to be given in the neighborhood. It made me wild, for the man know perfectly well that 1 had a conscientious objec tion to such tomfoolery. I have al ways said that I have worked for every penny of my money, aud expect other people to do the same. Pass the but ter. "Everyone knows that X look upon charity balls and bazaars as advertis ing shows for hypocritical snobs. It never occurred to me that anyone was ignorant of the fact, even that typist. So, without a thought, I rang for her, handed her the tickets, ...
EASIER TO WRITE IT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 13 March 1914
EASIER TO WRITE IT. Prior to the epoch-making moment ivhcn his love triumphed over his na tive baslifulness young Askam would have maintained against any odds that the hardest thing in life was to propose to the girl you worshipped. Afterwards, however, lie decided that the proposal was simply child's play compared to asking the consent of his father-in-law elect, although that estimable o!J gentleman was a great friend. Flushed with success with the daughter, lie felt filled withjhe spirit of a hundred conquerors, and reck lessly insisted upon seeing the father at once. But upon reaching the li brary the spirit of the hundred con querors suddenly evaporated and. left him with pale face and trembling knees and chaotic mind. "I—er—er " he stammered in suillciently. "Indeed!" observed the old gentle man, .chuckling. "Then you're no more than human." "Ha, ha!" gasped Mr. Askam, hys terically, pretending a hilarity he was far, far from feeling. "How is your mother?" asked the old gentle...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. THE TANGO DANGER. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 13 March 1914
FROM. VARIOUS SOURCES. THE TAXGO DANGER. We hope this tango craze does not attack our wife. Young Mrs. Gcbsa Golde, the aged banker's third help mate, lias fallen a victim to it. Wit ness the story culled by our reporter. Our reporter tangoes, it seeins, right smart, and nt the recent house wanning of George Mitzler's new Pal ace Motel, Penu and Mrs. Gobsa Golde did the tango so well that they were the cynosure of all eyes. At midnight old Gobsa told his -wife gruffly that it was time to go. The young lady nodded, went quietly to the cloakroom, took her husband's hat and threw it in the stove. Then she returned, and said that just as soon as Gobsn had got his hat and coat and ordered the carriage around, she would be ready to depart with him. She had seven more dances with young Penn before the troublo was settled by landlord George leading Banker Golde a cap. Yes, we hope the tango craze does not attack our good wife. —CInnamiii I sou "Scimitar." The married lite of Mrs. Ada Bliz z...
THINK FOR YOURSELF. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 13 March 1914
THINK FOR YOURSELF. Ill educational matters tlio most im portant matter is often neglected by teaching children the thoughts o£ oth ers instead of cultivating their owu power to thiuli, tho necessity o£ which must impress itself oil any thought ful person, who must realise that the thoughts, etc., of good meu, ranging back 10, lf>, 25, and 5U years, are not ill all cases the thoughts of to-day or adaptable to tho present conditions. Thus ill all educational matters the one mono stands good, "Think for yourself." And now what do we ftud , when wo take a number of young men, who are not dependent on what is generally called education for their sustenance? If they have been brought up in a lionio where they have not been taught to think by their parents or guardians, or forced to do so by poverty, we llnd invariably that those people who have not been taught to think are deficient also in will power, and as temptations come in j their way they yield to same. Soiuo ! of you must know...