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ARRANGING THE HOME GROUNDS [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
ARRANGING THE HOME GROUNDS Before building a house most per sons recognise the necessity of hav ing • definite plan of ihe structure. Comparatively few pec; 'e. however, realise the desirability of ■planning the home grounds. And yet the latter may have quite as much to do with making a home as the former. In a short article it is impossible to give more than a few general princi ples. These, if considered in- their proper relations to the situation of the building and the character of the sur roundings, may lead to pleasing re sults. The location cf walks and drives should be made a mat'er of convenience. Neither the waiics nor the drives are ornamental in them selves; hence fchey should not be more numerous than the uses of the daily life call for. Curved wa'its and drives are often more pleasing than straight ' ones, especially wher^ rhe grounds are large. The curves, however, should be easy and natural, not short and kinky. The home grounds may be compared with a picture in whic...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
O INVENTORS PATENT S Obtained In Commonwealth and Else where for Improved mothoiis of Appli ances, Toola. etc., of any description. Full Information, Costs, etc., sent on application to A. O. SACK8E. C.E. AUSTRALIAN WIDOWS' FUND BUILDINGS. Corner Collins and William Sts., MELBOURNE. Art is but an indifferent stepmother to nature's children. by the porches, along the base; larger plants at the side of the lawn. Groups of such plants on either side of the entrance gates are usually very pleas ing. Avoid planting single shrubs or bushes or other plants promiscuously about the lawn. The pleasing distinc tive character of a place can be se cured only by leaviug large open places, where nothing but green grass is allowed to grow. If the whole place is dotted full of single speci mens and small clumps, the effect ia patchy and fussy, where it should foe dignified' and natural. Specimen plants, if used at all, should be plant ed sparingly, and not set in the most conspicuous places. Flower-...
TRAVELLING COMPANIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
TRAVELLING COMPANIONC-. It is not the prettiest or most fasli ionably-gowned woman who makes the best travelling companion; it ir not the woman who is best read, no:- the w.ho executes the most diflicult y-^er formances on the piano who adds - lost agreeably to a holiday party; it' not ilie woman who recognises the best appointed meal, nor her sister •.vho is a veritable walking guide-book . ait points of interest, who most cong"u ially shares excursion conveniences; it is the woman 'possessed of tact, courtesy and a never-exhausted fund of humor and good-nature. It is this kindly, merry woman with whom it is a pleasure to travel, either on land or sea. It is she whom it is a pleasure to find at the table or in the same railway carriage. She makes friends everywhere; she never grum bles nor finds fault. She is pleased with everything and charmed with everybody. To crowd her charms into the proverbial nutshell — she is thoughtful; she thinks of others in stead of herself. Travelling,...
NARROW ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
NARROW ESCAPE. A passenger por the 4.30 a.m.' special to. Adelaide on Sunday morning had a nar row escape from being killed. When the train drew up at the local platform he left a second cla?s car and, as the express was moving out, he jumped in unci stood on the gangway holding on to the sido rails, when he was dashed against the post at the west end of the platform and fell heavily. The man was not seriously injured and made an unsuccessful attempt to board the train, which pro ceed on its journey without him. How ever, he joined the 5 a.m. division of/ the Inter-State express for Adelaide,
THE MAN IN THE MOON. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
THE MAN IN THE MOON. By A.L.S. Is it possible that the Man in th» Moon has descended from the posi tion of a fully-credited reality to that or a mere figure o£ speech; but even as such he is of great use to us, es pecially when wo wish to assert our ignorance of anything. When we state that we know no more than the Man in the Moon we are attributing the densest ignorance to that some what mythical personage; we at least credit him with being an agnostic of the purest water. He could scarcely be even that if he did not exist at all. By our common language we are perpetuating a remarkable article of old folk-lore. Science and the tele scope give us their own interpretation of the features that we discern on the moon's surface, but in popular belief there was once really a man there, whatever may now have become of •!m" -He was banished thither for the crime of gathering sticks on Sun day. If we refer to the Book of Num bers we And that a man who gathered sticks on the Sabbath was take...
INJURY DONE BY WEEDS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
INJURY DONE BY-WEEDS. In the treatment of weeds, it is em phatically a case of "a stitch in time saves nine." They should 'he preven ted from seeding, whenever possible, and when buying seeds for sowing, gnt them pure, so as to 'he certain that you are not sowing wild seeds. Weeds often grow more vigorously tlian useful plants, and, as a conse quonce, they shade or crowd, or par tially choke the seedlings of the de sired crop. Weeds, naturally, make use of the same food as the cultivated, plants among which they grow. Consequent ly, they deprive a crop of a large am ount of nourishment; and they rob the succeeding crop as well. On arable soil, weeds are trespassers that should be prosecuted with the utmost rigor of the law. Weeds having large leaf sur face draw from the soil and give off through the leaves a large amount of water, and thereby rob the surround ing plants. Many 'botanists consider this waste of moisture the most ser ious injury done by the weeds.
SALVATION ARMY OFFICERS TRANSFERRED. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
SALVATION ARMY OFFICERS TRANSFERRED. Uaptain Lawford and Lieutenant Jacobs, who have been in charge of the local branch of the Salvation Army for the past 12 months, have received notico of their transfer to fresh fields. Lieut. Jacobs, who has been ill, has boen granted a month's furlough and is now at hor home, Cherry Gardens, South Australia. On Sunday! evening a lino crowd gathered at the Hall to say good bye to Captain Lawford. who goes to Kaniva and Lieutenant Jacobs to Port Fairy. Their successors will be Ensign Wobb, and a new Lieutenant from tho Training College. The Captain and Lieutenant, who were very zealous and I popular ollicora, leave with the good wishes of the local folk.
Honest John. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
Honest John. George Carter, a very Just man, carrying on business in a small vil lage, found it necessary one day to leave his establishment to the sole charge of John, his assistant, and, as usual, thinking it necessary to im press upon him the necessity of deal ing fairly with his customers, left him with these words: — "Well, John, if ever you are in doubt, quote a text to yourself, and you will find great help from it in your dealings." He had not been gone long before a lady walked into the shop and ask ed to see some shawls. John, pulling one out from under the counter, asked her how she liked it, stating that the price was half a crown. It was a very nice one, but being able to afford better, asked to see others. John, ready as ever, fetched an other out of the same box, and spread ing this out on the counter, stated the price to be five shillings. Still she was not satisfied, so, fetching an other one, also out of the same box. he asked her how she would like that at half a ...
NEW WHEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
- NEW WHEA.T. I Messrs Noake Bros., of the Nhill and Wiromera Flour Mills, are recpiv- j ing on an average, 14 loads of this sea son's grain per day. The other local firms are also getting a share of new wheat. Various stations between Srfrviceton and Geratig report that wheat is freely coming forward and the sample is very good.
TELEPHONE WANTED AT KIATA. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
TELEPHONE WANTED AT KIATA. Tho residents of Kiata and district are emphatic that a telephone should be installed at Kiata to connect with the main trunk lino at Nhill, Dimboola, and other centres. If a requisition id prepared, and application made to the Department, through Mr Arthur S. llodgers, M.P., no doubt the matter will receive early consideration and tho necessary connection made with the main line.
SALE OF RACE BOOTHS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
SALE OF RACE BOOTHS. On Saturday Messrs Young Bros, submitted the publican's booth in connection with tho Nhill races to auction when it was purchased, after spirited bidding, by Mrs E S. Rin toule, of the Uniou Hotel, for the amount of JG31 10s, which constitutes a local record. Mr Hogan, of Prahran, bid .€3-1, Mr Ho^an, of tho Puko of York Motel, Prahran, made an offer of £7 103 for the Diapur booth, which was accepted, i'he price paid for tho Nhill rac^ booth last year we.s £25 10s.,
NHILL MODEL BAND. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
NHILL MODEL BAND. The local Model Band, under the direction of the bandmaster, Mr H. Pritsch. played a couple of -selections on their temporary rotunda in Victoria Street on New Year's Eve, and then adjourned to the residence of Mr John Rodda, of Church Hill, when they wero enter tained at a first class spread. The young bandsmen were similarly treated at the residence of Mr John L. Barnes, Leahy St., Mr P. Wilson's, Loch Street. Mrs Swale's Nelson St., and Mr J. Dickinson's, Macpherson Street. At each place the band rendered selections. They also play ed in front of Mr Arthur Kilpatrick'n, Mr W. N. Tassiclcer'e, and Mr J. Roberts' business places where they were generously treated. The band received donations to the arnouut of L3/1/0 on Now Year's Eve.
WIRTH'S CIRCUS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
WIRTH'S CIRCUS. Wirth Bros,' circus and menagerie arrived at. Nhill per two special trains from Adelaide at 5 a.m. yesterday morning. The South Australian cars were changed for Victorian carriages and the whole of the circus equip ment transhipped. Yesterday after noon the tents were erected and the elephants at work proved an irre sistible attraction to the school chil dren. The performance last night was witnessed by a record crowd.
NEW YEAR'S EVE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
NEW YEAR'S EVE. New Year's Eve passed off with com parative quietness in Hbill. Tho busi ness places dosed at G p.m. At 8.30 p.m. the Town Band and the Model band each played a number of spirited selections on their respective rotundas in Victoria Street, which was listened to by a large concourse of people. A notable feature was tho absence, of " horse play '' which characterised tho advent of former nesv years. Watch night services were held in the Metho dist Ghyirch and tho Church of England. On Now Year's Day the' town v/as completoly deserted as most of the inhabitants were away holiday makiug at Iviata, Murtoa, nnd elsewhere. On Tuesday the shops and public institu tions again opened when most of those who were absent from town returned to duty.
HAND-SELECTING WHEATS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
HAND-SELECTING WHEATS. Mr A. E. V. Richardson, M.A., B.Sc., Agricultural Superintendent., is a warm advocate for the hand selection of seed wheat on the farm. Oil several occasions he has advise^ growers to enter into tlrnr crop of Federation or Dart's Imperial, etc., before stripping, and pluck the heads that are largest and deiivod from the best stooling plants; in short, that are most vigorous. In tho next autumn these should be sown in a special plot in order to secure seed' wheat for future purposes. Experi ments carried out in different coun-; tries indicate that such a practice should increase the average yield on a farm by anything from 15 to 20 per cent. Mr W. Kendell, M.P., an old South Australian and Wimmera fir mer says that when he was a boy old Scottish wheat-growers in the sister State followed just such a policy. They hand selected the best heads, and dibbled in the seed from them six inches apart. In themselves, these beads showed special vigor, and special treatmen...