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GLADSTONE AND RUSKIN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 30 August 1898
GLADSTONE AND RUSKiN. Canon Scott-Holland, in the "Com monwealth," gives an exceedingly inte resting account of the first occasion on which Mr Gladstone and Mr Ruskin met. It was at Hawarden about. 181, and the Canon arrived* by the same train as Mr Ruskin: "As we drove up." says Canon Scott-Holland, "I discovered he had the darkest view possible of his host. imbibed from the 'Master' Carlyle to whose imagination he figured, appa rently, as the symbol of all with which he was at war. Ruskin was, therefore, extremely timid and suspicious, and had secured, in view of a possible retreat; a telegram which might at any moment summon him home. This telegramn loomed largely the first day, and we were constantly under its menaces." But, as hour by.hour Ruskin got hap pier, the references to Its possible ar rival came more and more rarely, and finally it became purely mythical. The amusement of the meeting of the two, the Canon points out, lay In the ab solute contrast between them at every ...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 30 August 1898
Earl Spencer was in great formi at Rugby Speech Da:y-where the head m:aster waa supported by two of his pre decessors, the Bishop of Hereford and the Dean of WTells. and IMrs "Tonm" Hughes. Lord Spencer followed up the Prince of W:ttes's speech at Wellington College by girding against the "cram niers," while he expressed his satisfae tion at the number of Rugbeans who en tered the Army. At the annual festival of St. John's College, e]attersea, recent ly, Sir George Kekewich claimed that he had imparted an element of common sense into the Education dep:artment, and got rid of a rigid attention to detail. He noted that Battersea (which had just come out at the head of the list in the Scriptural examination) was well to the fore in its physical exercises. "
THE GUILLOTINE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 30 August 1898
THE G?MLLOT!NIF Carrara. the mu?shrlom merc-hant. who I ltoutidered the bank messenger. Lamnar. at B3icetre in November la.t and bllrnlcd the body, was. reports the ")Daily Tele graph,"' guillotined at LLe Focinette. There were the usual scenes around the place of execution. Nighthirdls from the exterior boulevards and carousers from the nocturnal taverns. both fa:shionable and unfashionable. crowdel to the dis trict around the prison, and showily dressed women offered large sums to tavern-keepers for seats at windows whence a few glimpses might he caught of the condemned man as he issued from the gates of the depot of the doomed. 1While Deibler and his men were get ting the guillotine ready, at half-past two o'clock in the morning. people in the crowd were heard singing "Carrara. bourm ca y est." Rain fell heavily throughout the night, and only ceased as the execution was taking place. At half past three o'clock 3i. Deibler tried the knife, by touching a button in the base of the g...
THE HUSBAND'S STORY. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 30 August 1898
THEll HUSBAND'S STORY. This is what Professor Lacasse says: "It was a scene of horror. A large number of those who were below were unI:le to rea/ch the decks, and went down with the steamship. I saw a boat load of womeln go down. The accident happened a few yards from me. There were about forty women in the boat, but not o?e man in it, and, strange to say, the boat was launched without an oar. The women did not remain quiet in the boat. . To ecape the :pray from the waves that dashed against the lifeboat several of Ilhe women went to the other side of the boat and it capsized, and. every soul was lost. The screaming just as the boat turned over v.as terrific. Three of the women remained afloat for a few seconds and then disappeared. "I could not reach them from the raft I had no oars. and I expterienced great difficulty in keeping on the raft with my wife, who was senseless and prostrate by my side. I tried to restore her, but was unable to dtl so for some timel. I saw scores of peo...
ONCE UPON A TIME. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 30 August 1898
ONCE UPON A TIME. Two frogs found themselves in a pail of milk, and they could not jump out. One turned faint-hearted, and said to the other, " Good-bye, I sink, I die." Said his nervy, nousy chum, " Brace up, you duffer, keep jumpin', and see what turns up." So they kept on jumping up and down all night, and by morning had so churned the milk that it turned to butter, and, lo I they escaped safe to land ! Applied to business, the froggy fable means this: The man who looks for bad times, and becomes dormant and faint-hearted directly the business outlook becomes cloudy, will not sur vive to see good times, for he lets a golden opportunity slip by. We have received for review the first number of the "West Gippsland Gazette," a new paper published at Warragul. The letterpress, being from new type, is perfect, and the contents of the number display the energy and ability of the proprietors. The journal is an eight page one, and should have a prosperous career. Korumburra Mail.
STRUGGLING SHIRES. SPECIAL SUBSIDIES PROPOSED METHOD OF DISTRIBUTION. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 30 August 1898
I ;RUGGLING SHIRES. SPECIAL SUBSIDIES PROPOSED METHOI) OF DISTRIBUTION. The Minister of Public Works explained recently to a deputation from a couple of country shires, that until the first item of the Budget proposal, was accepted by the Legislative Assembly, and a general sanction thereby given to the whole, he could not do anything towards distributing the £50,000 per annum provided for assisting struggling shires-those of the fourth, fifth and sixth classes. When the House agreed to the first item he would suggest that the muni cipalities concerned, cf which there were twenty nine, should proceed to prepare a schedule of works, each set out according to its urgency. Every application would then be considered on its muerits, as in the case of the works provided for under the Trea silry Bonds and Bush Fires Schemes. Municipalities, by following this course, would save his time as well as their own.
POSTAL INFORMATION. Rates of Postage. VICTORIAN. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 30 August 1898
POSTAL INFORMATION. Rates of Postage. VICTORIAN. Letters-Every ounce or under 0 0 2 Letters marked "Urgent" (which will be delivered in the same manner as a telegram -would be, if there is either letter or telegraph messauger at the place to which they are ad dressed), in addition to postage 0 0 0 Newspapers. each ... ... 0 0 J Post Cards, each .. ... 0 0 1 Packets-Commnercial and print ed papers, up to -41b., for every 2oz. or under ... 0 0 1 Packets-Patterns and samples, &c., up to 11b., for every 2oz. or utinder ...... 0 0 1 Books, up to 51b, for every 4oz. or utnder ... ... ... 0 0 1 Parcels, 21b. or under ... O 0 9 Each extra lb. or under ... O 0 8
TO THE UNITED KINGDOM. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 30 August 1898
TO THE UNITED KINGDOM. Letters - Every half-ounce or under ... ... ... 0 0 2 Post Cards ... ... ... 0 0 1 Newspapers, 4oz. or under ... 0 1 Each additional 2oz. or under 0 0 Conunercial and printed pa pers, about the same rate as in Victoria; but see "Postal Guide." Parcels-Each 21b. or under ... 0 1 . Each additional lb. or under, up to 111b ... ... O0 9
INTERCOLONIAL. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 30 August 1898
INTEltCOLONIAL. Letters - Every half-ounce or under ... ... ... O 0 2 Newspapers, lOoz. or under ... 0 0 Post (Crds ... ... ... 0 0 1 l'ackets-Comnuercial and print ed papers, every 2oz. ... 0 0 1 Patterns and sanpIles, every 2oz. 0 0 1 Parcels, 1lb. or under ... 0 0 8 Each extra 11b. or under, up to 11lb. ...O 0 6
BULN BULN SHIRE. COUNCILLOR AIKMAN DEFEATED. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 30 August 1898
BULN BULN SHIRE. COUNCILLOR AIKMAN DE FEATED. The only contest was in the South Riding where a vigorous fight took place between Ex-councillor Aikman and Mr. Currie. There was a good deal of speculation as to the result and when the poll was declared it was found that Mr. Currie had a majority of 22. The details were as follows : Currie Aikman Drouin ... ... 72 74 Longgwarry ... ... 8 7 Longwarry S. ... 44 5 Poowong East ... 11 27 185 1138
NARRACAN SHIRE. MR. CRISP RE-ELECTED. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 30 August 1898
NARRACAN SHIRE. MR. CRISP RE-ELECTED. A determined fight for th6 East Riding seat, the only contest in the Shire, took place between Messrs. Crisp (retiring), Brazier, and ])ickin son, and resulted in the re-election of Mr. Crisp, by an overwhehning ma jority. He, in fact, polled more votes than his two opponents combined, and thus goes back triumphant to his seat at the council table. The details of the polling were as under: Crisp Brazier Dickinson Moe ... 13 8 11 Trafalgar 20 17 18 Thorpdale 18 13 21 Narracan 31 7 8 Thorpdale S. 17 10 0 Coalville 19 1 0 118 56 58
A REPORTER ORDERED OUT [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 30 August 1898
A REPORTER ORDERED OUT At a municipal election meeting held at Jiunbunna last week, the meeting decided by resolution, to request the reporter of one of the local papers to retire or apologise for his action in libelling Jumbunna. Mr. Morrison, who caused the trouble, rose and defied anyone to lay a hand on him; he was in a public hall at a public meeting, and was going to stay. As there was no one present who would "bell the cat," no further action was taken.
THE MARKETS. LATEST QUOTATIONS. Warragul. PARKES & ROUND. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 30 August 1898
THE I .RKETS. LATEST QUOTATIONS. Warragul. PARKES & ROUND. Messrs Parkes & Round agents, Queen st., Warragul, and Ncerim South, report having held their weekly sale of pro duce by auction on Thursday. last, at the following prices: Butter, 9d to is a lb Cabbages, 2d to 5d each Cauliflowers, 2d to Gd each Rhubarb, 2d a bunch Eggs, Sd to 9d a dozen Cabbage plants, 6d for 50 Dry onions, 181bs is 3d Onions (green), Id a bunch Turnips, id a bunch Carrots, 14 a bunch Beet root, id a bunch Bananas, 4d a doz Lemons, 10d a doz. Apples, 3s a case Celery, 3d stick Lemon trees, is 6d to 4s 6d each Chaff, 2s 6d a bag Potatoes, 15s a bag Seed Peas, 41b 104 Oranges, 7d to 8d doz Oil Cake, 6s cwt. Pine apples, 54 to Gd each Fowls, 2s 3d to 3s 3d a pair Ducks, 4s 6d a pair
Melbourne. FAT CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 30 August 1898
Melbourne. FAT CATTLE. 1200 yarded, including 500 from Gipps land. The market opened exceptionally brisk, early sales showing an improvement of from 10s to fully 15s per head, but bid dings became variable and irregular,-and, - during the afternoon, prices frequently fluctuated from about former rates to 10s per head higher, closing with fairly active competition. Quotations :-Prime pens of bullocks, from £12 7s 64 to £14 12s 6(; extra prime heavy do., from 115 Gs ;o £16 17s 6d; odd beasts, £17 10s; good pens of bullocks, from £10 5s to £12; medium and lighter do., from £9 5s to £9 15s; second and inferior, from £6 10s to £8 10s; best pens of cows, from £8 to £9; odd beasts to £11 7s 6d; others, from £5 to £7 10s.
FAT SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 30 August 1898
FAT SHEEP. - Prune crossored wethers, from 17s 6d to 19s; extra do do from 20s to 21s, (a few 22s) ; good do do, from 15s to 16s 6d ; middling and inferior, from is to 13s6 d; prime crossbred ewes, from 15s 9d to 16s 9d; extra do do, fromi 17s 6d to 18s Gd; (a few 20s); good do do, fromn 13s Gd to 14s 9d ; middling and inferior, from 10s; best mierino wethers, from 15s to 16s Gd ; extra, at 18s; good do do, from 13s to 14s; middling do do, from lls to 12s; inferior, from 9s ; prime merino ewes, from 11s Gd to 13s; extra at 14s 3d to 15s; others, from 7s.
PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 30 August 1898
'IGS. M'Phail Bros. and Co. report:-1Prices obtained were equal to last week's. Suckers, 11s to 16s slips, 13s to 20s; good strong stores, 30s to 38s, a few extra large bacon stores making as high as 43s. Pork was fairly well supplied. Biddings were brisk. and high prices ruled throughouit, a large imunber of rough porkers being bought to top up into bacon; light stuff miaking 32s to 39s; heavy, 40s to 47s; a few prime pens making to 50s. Best pens made 59s to 65s; a few small special lots up to 70s; others from 50s to 58s. Backfatters.-Light supply, and sold to £5 7s 6d. ..
FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — West Gippsland Gazette — 30 August 1898
FARM AND )DAIRY PRODUCE. The demand for butter on Friday was strong Factory butter sold at 9d to 9.d, choice brands fetching 94d, and occasionally up to 10d. Dairy butter showed a decline as compared with Wednesday. Good to prime sold at 8d to Sid, choices qualities, including separator lines, fetching up to 81d. Mixed and medium lots sold at prices ranging down to 7d' according to quality. There was a good supply of poultry. Fowls fit for the table realised 4s to 5s per pair, and hens and mixed lots 3s to 3s 9d. Turkeys sold at 10s to 13s Gd for gobblers and Gs to 9s for hens and light-weights. Ducks realised 5s Gd to Gs, and geese Gs to 7s lid. The supply of carcase pork was rather a small one. P'rime porkers were in good demand at 5.0d to (ld, medium selling at lower rates. Baconer's were slightly easier at 4 d to 51id. Inferior and heavy carcases sold down to 4d. There was a fair supply of vealers, which met with a good demand. Good to prime sold at 2d to 2.1d, a few extra prime...