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A HUGE PROFIT. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
A HUGE PROFIT. I I Sir James Yoxall tells, in his new book about collecting, another story of a collector's handsome profit ' "A bookseller purchased for £200 | the MS. of one 01 Dickens' best works. I For a long time that interesting manu I script, had lain neglected. I am told that it had been left on the mantel ' piece of an empty house formerly in habited by a person connected with Charles Dickens in business. The bookseller tried to sell it for £500, and failed; £400, and failed; £300, and failed. "A few years latsr, having to meet a sudden demand for cash, he parted with the MS. for the sum he gave lor it, £200. The purchaser at that | price kept the MS. for some yearn, un til one morning a bookseller, the agent of a now famous but at that lime unknown collector of rarities, came to the owner of the MS. and of fered to buy it. "'My price is £2000,' said the owner. A cheijue was written on the spot."
GREATER THAN GOLD Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London & Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER VIII. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
GREATER THAN GOLD By L. T. JIKAUK, Author of "The Soul of Margaret Rand," e c. l-ublislied by arrangement with Ward Lock and Co., London A: Melbourne All Rights Reserve !. CHAPTER VIII. Sheila Danvers possessed those at- I tributes which are the common and Prerogatives of certain mixed races. On her mother's Bide f 'f, "'mSh s.U to ller Anger-tips; she impetuosity, the fire, the enthusiasm, the imagination of those fascinating people. Mrs. Danvers had been a Carey front Dojegal, and her descent was long an', dure. Oh the other side. Sheila's father was a stur aj lorkshireman, firm of figure, up right in liis bearing, and with a splen did sense of conscientiousness ^ But Sheila inherited something far fllrif. iaiUabllthan money- She had ^ frailer mother pride of race and distinction of carriage. Her eyes-those truly Irish eyes-were put in; as the saying is, "with dirty lingers, the skin around them being a shade darker than the rest of the lace. Then, completing the beauty of those l...
RUSINESS-LIKE WOMAN. (A claim is put forward in one of the dailies that girls are more alert in money multers than men.) [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
RUSINESS-UKS WOMAN. (A claim is put forward in one of the dailies that girls arc more alert in money multers than men.) Nona is what you call a bachelor girl. Slit: has a little money, and enough self-confidence to float a bat tleship- -or any other liLtle trick that self-confidence comes in useful for. The oilier day 1 called oil Nona with a pair of gloves she .said she had won over some trivial dispute of ours. ?Shi' was reading a paper with every appearance of saiisfaeiion. "ilello!" she said, from the sofa, "you don't mean to say you've remeni li..red the skives at last?" She put down ,he paper thoughtfully. "It's (julie I rue," she added. "Yes." 1 said, "quite true. 1 stayed aw .ike all nigiu remembering the beastly things." "No," .-aid Nona. "1 wasn't referring to ihat. 1 bade her sit up and explain her self. "Well, you see," she said, "you men alv.v.y. -;ty we're no use in money matters. And I'm glad to see it pub licly contradicted at. last. Now take these gloves, liow much ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
Have youBtried it ? The greatest profit-maker on the farm is not tlio wheat crop, even though every available aero bo SOWM to tliat cereal; it is not flax, though a 20-lmshel oroi) wore to sell for two dollars a bushel: it is not Income, the kinc of grasses, it is not the dairy row with her sleok coat and liquid evos; nor is it the Riant tractor, doing the work of twenty horses. Tho greatest money-maker on tho farm is a two cent. lead pencil worn down to a mere stub in tho process of calculating just whoro tho money went, and what for ; just where the money came in, how much, and what part of the income remains as profit. Havo you this kind of n money-maker on your farm, and is it working ovory day? A motlior led her six childron to the apple tree. It had borne but a single apple-no longer visible to the casual observer. "I told you not to pick that apple!" she said sternlv. "AVo didn't pick it!" the children answered in chovus. And tho oldest girl added, in an injured tone. "You ca...
When to water Horses. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
When to water Horses. A horao should bo watered bit >. 1 feeding, and never given a huge &lt;jii.;i tity of water after a meal, far tl e simple reason that the water wi'l wa ll tho food out of the stomach before stomach-digestion has taken place. ami tho food will not he well prepared to; absorption; and, besides, it is seme times tho cause of colic. Thero is a populai idea that a warm horso should not he allowed to drink, nnd, unliko a groat many other popu lar ideas, thero is little truth in it. If you water a warm horse in tho or dinary way, letting him drink all that I10 will, you are likely to have a foundered horse 011 your hands. Thi is especially so if, at the time, !he horso is fatigued. Nevertheless, it. i^ always safe to allow him from six t 1 ton swallows, 110 matter how warm ho is. If this bo given on going into tin' stable, and he be allowed to stand and eat bay for an hour, and is then offer ed water, ho will not drink nearly so much as ho would had none be...
Lucerne after Mangels [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
Lucerne after Mangels Farmers whoso mangels lnive been grown oil land suitable to lucerne, anc wlio have by inter-cultivation kept tlir land clean, will find thai, after tlir> hulk of the mangels are removed, if pig* aro turned in to consume iho remain der, that such a system is nil excellent one for the preparation of the land t'oi lucerne growing in spring, provided that limp manures and suitable cultiva tion are brought to hear upon the pi i paration of the sred bed. JvxperieiKv lias shown the benefit of early plough ing by exposing the soil to the inllti enee of air, moisture, sunlight and frost, for a short time before the land is finally piepnrcd fur the seed lied. Not only by doing this is a large amount of food stored up in the soil ir? an available time, hut. the soil bceoni" weathered and pulverised for a eon slderable distance below the -urface enabling plants to feed over a larg area; and by giving the tilled land time to set tin the connection bet wot the tilled soil...
Good and Bad Pasture. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
Good and Bad Pasture. In any stretch of country 0110 pas ture establishes a reputation as good fattening land, whilo another is known as oJily lit to carry storo stock 01 lambing ewes. The reason for those differences is often hard to trace. In the liomsey district of Kugland thero occur fields of permanent pasture ca llable of fattening six or eight sheep to the acre, while immediately adjoining may be found others of apparently the same character, which will only keep sheep in growing condition. In tile "Jour. Agric. Soi.", June, 1912, Mr. A. D, Uall, and Dr ltussell, of JRotli ainsted, describe some investigations on this subject. They compared a good with .-in adjoining bad-feeding "pasture at three stations. At each place both pastures were situated in Hat silt land, and appeared to have been formed in the same nay. There was no regular difference in the water content, of the good and bad soils, and temperature differences were small. The ordinary chemical and mechanical analys...
BILLIARDS. FRED. LINDRUM AT TOORA. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
KI;I:I>. AT TOOR ! K el. l.:n lium. is h- fc'.owVlgi*1 I t i lie the I e-f ml ia-13i~t in A ust ah.-i, Msiied I' o o ra i n Wt* Inesd iy, tv.b, mid I '.'/ is 11i;i" I ill an e\''ii li!! i' I l guile is; i I&lt;>0:> njjiiius!. Dr. I'urre t, the 1 .it j he'll'-Sco ts.ldcd ,VJ0 [ 1111! 1 r S . 'I'll'.' ^ ;l 1 lie j was |i'iiyi il ;it Me K l>i li rl | vt>ivni, nr. I v: is witir ssed by mvr 5!) spectitors, who li nl MIL' plei-ure of ' seeing tlic lines! t xhihitmn nl' 1> Il:;ii&lt;1 - | ever been yiyen Wal'v. ImyI. I tj. 1 in in | h s iMr it-.i ii lili»ii iii11k i'i tip' li,l!ii'il word, though oi) ii' ;i yoim_,' ijj.jjj, lias aitaine 1 su-h ji . fviency that In' might weil li-* roLC-trJfii as a m..!"*'&lt;'] fur Ir.s aj^t'. He plays t he g inni with the ir itio-it confi lence, tin!, adapted t'l any stylo ur relying oa any pirtic.ihir stroke, nail sumcui tin; shots lie played vas a levi-huion t i local cueists. Indeed not n few nl them appeared t...
MEENIYAN DISTRICT FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION. FIRST ROUND. May 16. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
! MKENTYAN DISTRICT FOOT I BALL ASSOCIATION. FIRST ROUND. May 10. Stony Creel; v. Dumbalk. Tarwin Valley v. Meeniyan. May 23. Tarwin Valley v. Dumbalk. Meeniyan v. Stony Creek. May 30. Stony Creok v. Tarwin Valley. Dumbalk v. Meenivan. June G. Dumbalk v. Stony Creek. Meeniyan v. Tarwin Valley. June 13.-Vacant. SECOND ROUND. June 20. Dumbalk v. Tarwin Valley. Stony Creek v. Meeniyan, June 27. i.leeniyan v. Dumbalk. Tarwin Valley v. Stony Creek. July -1. Stony Creok v. Dumbalk. Tarwin Valley v. Meeniyan. July 11. Tarwin Valley v. Dumbalk. Meeniyan v. Stony Creek. July 18. Stony Creek v. Tarwin Valley Dumbalk v. Meeniyan. July 25. Dumbalk v. Stony Creek.. Meeniyan v. Tarwin Valley. The wholesale price of fish in Melbourne is very low just now, but retail prices are high. Prince Alexander of Teck, a brother of Queen Mary, is to bo Governor-General of Canada. The continual nursing of and watching over second-grade butter equals a bonus on mediocrity. Heavy losses through pilfering of car...
DISTRICT NEWS. Boolarong. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
(From our Own Correspondents). Boolarong At the committee meeting of thu ; Boolarong Mechaiiicu' Institute on Saturday evening, May 0-tl»» there was a good attendance. A letter from the Secretary Gunyah Rush ' Nuising Centra wis received, tliank iug committee for assistance to tho funds of tlie association. An account of 8/7 was passed for payment anl tho secretary was empowered to puy insurance when it fulls due. It wis decided to purchase two iron ijates for yard of institute. At &lt;1 m eting of the trintO"8 ot' the recreation re serve it was d~ci&lt;hd to call t lid rs for cutting ferns and undergrowth ill r.serve. The Ki-eivtaiy was in structed to roloi»H the ri^jht of tho icdervt) faun th>' bank for the gunran tors as the reserve has now a credit balance. Rainfall for April was 4 incli^H 8S points-totiil Ear 4 111 nulla 1911, waa 9U'J points. For Biinvo period year 1UI:i -12 inoliei Gi pointd.
FOOTBALL. MEENIYAN v. DUMBALK. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
FOOTBALL I MEKXIYAXT DUMHALK. The largest crowd that lias at tended a football match in the above district, for a very long time assembled on Saturday last to Ece the match between Meeniyan and Dumbalk. As was anticipated, the | latter proved victorious, with 5 igoal-; 9 behinds to 3 goals 4 be |'hinds. ! A meeting of the Meeniyan Dis trict Football Association was hold j at the end of last week, the presi jdent, Mr G. W. How, in the chair. The protest by the Mecniyan Club against Stony Creek, in connection with the match played on the 2nd inst., for playing Walton, was tip j held, and the match awarded to Mecniyan. Buchingham was given i a permit from Mecniyan to Dum | balk.
Port Welshpool. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
Port Welshpool. The aquatic picnic held liero on the 2nd inst" proved a great success bo'h j financially and social!)-. Tito d*y was perfect,-ilio c.erlc of the weather for once gave the. pio-uij parties an ideal day Tito place chosen fur laadirg was tho favourite spot Biddy's Camp. There were races for the hoys and girls. A lady's needle and cotton race for a gold brooch (presented by Mr Mikle) was won by Miss Nora Smith, and a substantia! money prizw tvus given to Miss Ada Smith who ran a goo I second, liy indulging it) tho many refiinhiuunis that were provided and roaming leisurely about among tlie beauty spots, tlio day pa-sod away too soon to tho many who had to yield to the cry of " homeward biund.'' Shortly after dark tin1 picnic party arrived at the Poi t Wt Mipool jetty, tired, but' happy with the full conviction of having spent a glorious day. The committee of the tinnis club wish to thai-.k tho boat owners who so freels gave their boats gtatis tor tho occa sion. There wer...
MELBOURNE PIG MARKET [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
MELBOURNE PIG MARKET ( Adamson, Strettlo & Go. report: 11550 yarded. Stores.--Best bacon j stores 3!'s to 45s, seconds 2'J-t to j33s. slips 24s to 27s, suckers 8s to | l-ls. Porkers.- Primo heavy -Ms j to 47s, odd pens to 51s, prime i light 37s to 4 Ls. J3acoiv>rs.' | Prime heavy-svei^hts 70s to 78s, a i few extra choice making up to £4 ! 4s, prime medium (>2s to 68s, j prime light from 58s, half-fat and i interior from 50s. Backfafters - . Prime heavy sows £6 to £7, extra i to £7 12s (id. prime and weighty | sorts £4 10s to £5 5s, rough from
Wonga Wonga. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
Wonga Wonga. An enjoyable dance was liel 3 in the Won^n hall on the *.'..!> insr., tin? proceeds bein^ in aid of theiShel er rflied for (ho local hull. VisroiM from the sui rounding districts put in an app»tiranoe and wee »'tll rewarded as I lie dai.c.- was one of lh : ir, >st on ; >yablo held liure f-1r Homo tiin". l'hauks aro duo to the ladies on ac count of tli" splendid eifurts male in the matter of cali'rin.'. Music wan sn| pli- d by wil iny hand.i. It is pro posed to hold another entertainment of 11 similar nature in the near future. Wongi residents :ira pleas"d to bear of the recovery of their iello-.v com I'ad.Mr. ).us, A'liup, and mv i^lad to haw him amengst thru: once snore* and wish hint all tjood healih.
MARKETS. GIPPSLAND CO-OPERATIVE SELLING CO.'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
MARKETS. ! GIPPSLAND CO-OPERATIVE i SELLING CO.'S REPORT. 13iittei--Choicest Is l'Ad to Is 2d, iirst sjrado Is to Is Id, seconds 1 Oil to lO.'^d, off lots 9/2(1, separa tors 9j--jd to lOd, dairies 7/2(1 to 8tl- Cheesa-Prime now loaf at 7:,14(1 to 8d, medium sizes T/zd, semi-matured 7/2(1 to 8d, matured Sd to S/2(l- KgRs from Is 5d to Is 9(1, preserved eggs at is Id. Bacon-Prime light sides lOd, medium weights 9,'2d, heavios 8'^d, middles 10/2(1 to lid, hams is to Ls Id, side hams iOd to ild. Wheat-This is firm at 3s Ol^d to 3s IOd for f.a.q., medium 3s (id to 3s 7d. Oats-Milling Is 10^1, best feed Is 9j;>d, medium Is 7d j to ls Sd. Maize-The price is now 3s Oil. Chaff-Prime oaten £3 5s to £3 7s fxl, medium and in ferior lower. Potatoes - Prime Carmans are offering at £4 -r>s to £4 ills, choice Trafalgars £5. Onions from £G 5s to £6 10s.