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Science. In a Conning Tower. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 16 March 1894
In a Conning Tower. A writer in Murray's haigazine says: Hero in this spot is ooncentrat:d the whole power of the tremendous machine which we call an ironclad ship. Such power v as never, rince the world began, concentrated under the direction of man, and all that power, the judgment to direct it, the knowledge to utilise it, is placed in the hands of one man, and one only. What is this power Talk of Jove with his thunderbolts, cf Nasmyth with his hammerI the fables of mythology and the facts of latter day sosence I wherm has there ever been anything to compore to it? Here in the conning tower stands the cap tain of thoship, and beneath his feet lie hid den powers which the mind can scarcely grasp, but which one and all are made sub servient to his will, and his will alone. Pio ture him as he stands at his post before the battle begins; all is quiet enough, there is ecaroely a sound save the lapping of the water against the smooth sides of the iron. clad, and no outward sign of forc...
Miscellaneous. How Lovely Woman Drinks. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 16 March 1894
r3I cerlaneoue. How Lovely Woman Drinks. -- --+ The hottest day this Summea' two young ladies approached the ifee.water tank in the waiting.room of the Staten Island Ferry. They wanted a drink of the water. Near by stood a man 'who also wanted n?drink' of the water. Hle'd been out with the boys the night before and he wanted a drink of it P"rtou drink first, Fo," sold one of them. "Oh, no ; you, Beess." '" "Never I Go on, Foin." "I won't do it. Drink yoursell, Dees." There were now two men waiting. " I think you're mean-when you know I want you to f" "I don't oaro-you've got to drink drst, be eause 1 Won't." SWell, then, if I must I suppose I most." There were now four thirsty men in line waiting anxioutly. My, but it's cold." "Is it?" " Awful," " Don't drink it too fast or it'll make you sick." "No it won't, I ate three dishes of lee cream with Charlie the other night as fast as I could swallow them, and it didn't make me sick." There were eight men waiting to get a drink n 'I'ie c...
A Parallel Case. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 16 March 1894
A Parallel oase. "Boy, is that woman calling to you?" quered a pedestrian of a lad of ten who rat on the ouhb, SProbably.' "Is.ehe your motheari "She saye abe is." 'Why don't you go in when'sae sallest" "' Did you ever have the toothache 2" Oh, y .e." "o Evr go to the dentist until you bed . ?No." "Well, thi e as parallel case." "I don't understand," "Butl do. She's wakiong to tau me, and I'm pulting it ofi la hopes she'll forget
Farmer. Will It Pay the Average Farmer to Save His Own Garden Seeds? [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 16 March 1894
fnrmner. Will It-Pay the Averagn Farmer to Save f?is Own Garden Seedas ELoch cf almost all the vegetablcs now in olto;vation has a great number of varictio, and ltute vareltieo ate generally more or iea un tab!e ins quality. Take, for example, a very coummou vegetable, the tomato. Ever) year brings several new introductiona cti ",uprovud varieties," which have been uoiuuteetd by careful cultivation and seleo lon ; while the older ecrts are gradually .h.llr out ra they degenerate. -~:iie.ceu La dotertnced that vegetables and I.t.e ale Improved by crossing dinlcrent ancrti. ', Ties ur?a?iug is, ef uouroe, impoe rO e o alItt the avele-ge i~.mer who grows but ucil kitd ua toltulu or et.o aind ot cabbage. 1t to lut? detituneitd, an a priNe:ple of nature. tS;ao a val t grown through several genera" tiore aluoe, it tl dr gcnrtetu iar tile very points wLrori it has becn abn improvement over its p:edecrescr. Adi to thte?elfact the very ?arluon unu Ithat armere do not rave for seed the lirst ...
Science. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 16 March 1894
%C$cince. C.rerfatl experinments hirveslown that waste silk is lin lmst t if etire of all non.conducting cuverirgs ftr steamn pipes, an the demandt for this p:lrpese prorises to be great, not witletaldiug the hiAh price. 0:1 seems to wear out by long continued nee. nlr to lose to sorme cztent its lubricat ing qullities. It bas tIecu suggestc d as a reanso for this that tile minute spthetilent glhbutes, of a hich the oil is conceived to he rmade up, beccmnle flattened by the wear and prtssure, and so do not stile and rot lover each other as easily no before. Drs. Kock and and Wolfhutzel, at the re quest of the German Government, have been making experiments up in the value of steam as a disinfectant, They report that the direct action of steam at 212 degrees F is aufiliient to destroy most germs in from five to ten minutes, and that the most tenacious spores succumb to this treatment, if it is continued for 11 minutes. On the other hand, the effect of heated dry air as a disin fectan...
THE DAIRY. The Making of Gorgonzola Cheese. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 16 March 1894
TILE DAIRY. The Makicg of Gorgonzola Oheoso. In a valuable papar contributed by Mr. Justph It by to the journl oft thu lt yal Maourianter, Lrvirpool, and North L:ntc smire Adriculurul do-*ilty, on the dairy tlrm. ing of LImbardy, we lind the following descripion of tCie making of Croomonzula cheete: The rennet is afddd to the milk as soon as it iJ drawn from the cow; tho temperature should not be allowed to fall below 85 degb. Fahr. Euough is aned to coagulate it in twenty-livo to thirty live minutes; it is then unareully broken up, and in thu case of the night's milk, It is laded into oehcue.cloths, about three gallons in eoa, and hung on puls over a drainer until rorning. Tone inunlng'e milk is treateo seuimitly and f:ting up tor about iternce minutes1 ton two curd4 are then tilled in woodn thoops. in thb inside ot wh.ua a cheese-cloth has Icus placed; care is taken tsat the warm curd of tIle maoroing ii kept to ttae ide, and tue top tod \lttum ut the ouop, no that it will unite a...
Current Reading. The Word[?] are Use. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 16 March 1894
Cunrent Rearbn4. The Wf! ord,' anr VTS. At at educational meeting held in this SNtto a few years ago the conductor, a noted professor, made the following statement : "The best educated person in this room will not use more than 1100 or 700 words." He assigned a smaller slating that an ignor. ant man would not use nullmber to perons of limited edt?cation, more than 200 to 300 words. I had before seen statements of similar import in public print, and to test their correctness I began an investigation of the matter. The subject was brought anew to my mind by observing an article in the Chautauquan sonime months ago, in which Prof. Bancroft remarked : "It has been estimated that an English farm hand has a vocabulary limited to 300 words. An American working-man who irea:ns the lneIpapeIurs may command 700 to 1000 words. Five thousand is alarge number,. even for all educated reader or speaker." This asse tion is much nearer the truth than thato! the institute conductor mentioned. For tho...
Just Like a Lawyer's Mouth. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 16 March 1894
Just Like a Lawyer-'s AL outih. LAwYERl: " You say the prisoner acciden tally bhet himself inl the leg 1" WITNE3s: " I did." LAWYE?I: " Was the gun loaded 7" \'ITNEss: *"Idon't know." LAWYER : "Now, the.a, will you please state to the jury how he shot himself 7" ..ITEs:E ' ' * Well, I suppose the blamed old gun was like a lawyers mouth -went off whether there was anything in it or norbt." You neverhear the bee complain, Nor hear it weep nor wall; But if it wish it can unfold A very painful tail. , Pa," said a little fellow to his unshaved father, "your chin looks like the wheel in the musical box." A piece of wood the size of.a month-old haby would be worn down one.half in six months if handled as much as the average baby is. The dear little things like it, how ever, and grow fat on being tumbled around and mussed up. " ound," said the schoolmaster, "is what you liear. rur instance, you cannot feet a sound." " Oh, yes, you can," said a smart boy. - John Allen," retorted the pedagogu...
HIDES AND TALLOW MARKET. Melbourne, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 16 March 1894
HIDES AND TALLOW MARKE??. Melbourne, Tuesday. THE NATIONAL WOOL COMPANY OF AOUTIALIA, LTD., report :-Wool--Markct unclanged. No sales to report. Sheep. skins.-Merino, good to superior, 4d to lAid per lb.; Crossbral, good to superior, fne, 4I~ to 5!jd per lb.; Crossbred, good to superior, coarse, 4d to 41 i per lb.; lamb skins, good to superior, 4d to 41d per lb; three-quarter woolleds, 3d to 4d per lb; pelts, sound and well cared, for, 2d to :Id per lb. ; pelts, in ferior and weevily, }d to I d per lb. Hides. Saltedl Victorian, onlinary to good' lBd to l1sl per lb. ; ditto, stout and clean, l9d to 21d; ditto, pickedl heavies, 2d to 3td ; ditto, ilnferior and damaged, Id; kip, l?ct to lid; calf skins, light, 3ld per lb.; ditto, heavy and damaged, lId to 2d per lb. Furred skins. Kangaroo, good and fresh. 10d to Is 31 per I,. ; ditto, inferior to medium, Ps1 to 8d per lb. ; ditto, brush, 4d to 8d per lb.; wallaby, large, ld to 10, per lb. ; ditto, small and inferior, Id to 6d per lb. ;...
The Care of Lamps. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 16 March 1894
The Care of LaDnps. The disagreeable flickering of a student lamp is sometimes caused by tiny particles of tih wick dropping into the inside tube of the c) Ildiler surrounding the wick, thus prevent. ing the =oil flowing freely from the barrel. B-Dftre r serting .a new wick remore the oil barrel And empty.thbo amp entirely of oil, pour into the opening, down the wick cylln. der and wherever fluid will touch Inside, holling water to which has been added a snoonful of spirits of ammonia. Lamps are now so univcrsally used that the care of them has become one of the daily and most important of domestic duties, not only of the country but of the luxurious city home. If not attended to every day, the perforations of the burners be. come clogged with carbon and dust in a snort time, refuse to move easily, the light is dimmed, and a m?st unpleasant odor en If occasionally our duties exceed the limits of our time, antd we find the wick well-nigh consumed, a strip of old soft cotton may be pi...
Ladies' Column. A Vain [?] [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 16 March 1894
SaLnbe's Q~oain. I We started one morn, my love and Io On a journey brave and bold ; 'Twas to find the end of the rainbow, And the buried bag of gold, But the clouds rolled by from the summer sky, And the radiant bow grew dire, And we lost the way wbers the treasure lay, Near the sunset's golden rim. The twilight fell likea curtain Pinned with the evening star, And we saw in the shining heavens The new moon's golden car. And we said, as our hands clasped fondly; " What though %#e found no gold t Our love is a richer treasure Than the rainbow's sack can hold." And years. with their joys and sorrows, Have p;ssed since we lost the way To the beautiful buried treasure At the end of the rainbow's ray; BOut love has been true and tender, And life has been rich and sweet, And we still clasp hands with the olden joy That madeour day complete. -D. M. JORDAN.
CONCLUSIVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 16 March 1894
CONCLUSIVE. Ar a timo when the famous Sir John Herschel was ongaged in wilting ia treatieo o n an abstruse atronomical subject, it wna nassoerted by a flippant acquaintance that the book he was writaing was all about love aflairs. " Out of the question," said eaomeone: "thatb sort of thing isn't in Ierechel's lino at all, I'm quite certain." " Fet, I assureo you ; I naw the title." L%" ell, whatwas it?" "Why, 'Porturbations due to Venus.' thero now I" " A brush with the enemy," as, the fox temarked when ho left h1a tall In the trap. • .., . ..,,.
Fishing Items. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 16 March 1894
Filaohlg Iteml. While rowing on the pond yesterday, Miss Amada Smith "caught a crab." " Hooking jack" has become a favorite pastime among school boys. rMosquitos are becoming numerous, and amateur anglers do not have to wait long for a bite after reaching.the fishing grounds. Little Johnnie Perkins went fishing yes. terday contrary to his fathel's commands, and " caught a nice hiding,." The bathing season heving opened, flounders ate plentiful in the surf.
MAIDS OF HONOUR AND THEIR DUTIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 16 March 1894
MAIDS OF HONOU R AND THEIR DUTIES. A "Comical Circumstance" at Leicester lHouse, thln the residence of Frederick, Prince of Wales, in the year 1743, greatly tickled Horace Walpole's peculiar sense of humour. " One of the Prine's cuoachmn, who used to drive tih Maids of Honour," wriles the pinch beck philosopher to Sir Iloracu Monn, " was so sick of them that he has left his sou £300 upon condition that he never marries a Maid of IHonour." The " guid conceit " of toe Iman was truly allzillg; but we mnust not forget that history says little that is creditable of such lodlies. What (Grammont has recorded of those of hi tinme-that they disguised themselves as orango girlisand gaily sallied out at night-is but a detail, as also is the fact that Elizabeth was obliged to lock up her iMaids of Honour. Swift, too, probably only echoed eighteenth century opinion when he dubbed the contem porary ladies in question ias " silly." Maids of IIlonour were, in flue, from their institution to the beg...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 16 March 1894
Heroni Treatment.-Dawson: "I shall dio if I'm not soon relieved of these hiccups. Do somethling to frighten me." Mrs. ])aw son : "Boob I Scat! There'saseakounder the chair. There'a mouseo- ." Dawson (in disgust) : "Oh, pshaw I That sort of of thing wouldn't frighten a baby." Mrs. Da)wson: " Well, here's a. bi'l from' the dressmaker for my new autumn dresses I" Dawson (a1s he recovers from the shock): " Thanks, my dear. 'They've gone I1
Good Stories Don't Want to be Men. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 16 March 1894
Goob Wtorfes ! SnDn't WTant to be MIew. , We bad stolen a couple of cliars from the boy that eveningnand an hour later, as we C aat in our room pensively.reg.irding the little brown ollld, a shocking thought occurred to I me. When I do have a thought it is a law 1 of my nature to rpeak it, even though the social fabri., comes tumbling down upon me / in coneseq!ilnce, anl smnothers me to death I on the Fpot I therefore made the startling 1 suggestion. N. I, let's smoke them, just to see how it would seem." I Nell ha'l been a girl who lived on paper I and between the covers of a book, he would have quickly frowned down the idea, but Salas I nihe is human and like a great deal of humanity, she has her weak points. The ready nasent she accorded my proposition was one of them. After.i isrobing ourselves and turning out A the gns, We sat down by the window feeling I delightlfulp wicked. When two girls with rather 'oltish inclinations anl capable of going in 2-20, are fiumly reined by very...
Male Versus Female Brains. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 16 March 1894
Male Versus Female Brains. Leaving the physical aide, let us now com. pare the mental aslibre of the two sexes. The first argument always brought out by the medical profession is the a priori one derived from brain weight. A wuman's brain weighs less than a man's brain; therefore, it is argued, she must be inferior to him in mental power. In the first place, however, it is yet by no means certain that a large brain is superior to all smaller brains. Brain power depends,'authorities tell us, first upon quality; secondly, upon activity; thirdly, upon size. The man who possessed the heaviest brain yet weighed was an American blacksmith, who does net sceel to have been otherwise remarkable, even for the excellence of his iron work. loevent, -dmitting that if tile quality and activity be equal, a large brain is superior to a small one, it is still uncertain whether or not ousmen possess smaller brains than men in proportion to their size. When we consider how much of the brain is occu pi...