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LUCERNE AS A SOIL RESTORER. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
LUCERNE AS A SOIL RESTORER; . Mr. S, P. Keys, writing in "HoArd's Dairyman," says:-When we come to the question of the upkeep of the fer tility of our farms, we find that we face quite a serious problem. From what source are we to restore the humus, or vegetable matter, that is being rapidly exhausted by continu ous cropping? Manures and commercial fertilisers, while valuable, are not always obtain able, Farmers waste the barnyard manure, and feel that they cannot af ford to buy commercial fertilisers. To. fill the bill there must be something within easy access of every farm. The answer to this is-green manures. The king of legumes used in green manuring is lucerne. Not only does it answer every requirement of a green manure, but is is also one of the most valuable of the standard crons. Y'ou may be cropping a given piece of land to lucerne, obtaining each year from five to seven cuttings, and at the same time you have at hand the means of restoring the fertility of the soil upon w...
COMMENTS WISE AND OTHERWISE. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
COMMENTS WISE AND OTHERWISE. There are certain people in the world whom the more you think of the less you think of them. Surely it Isn't extraordinary to get pearls out of a matchbox. Lots of girls have got diamonds out of mugs before now. According to a Paris paper, "Seventy per cent. of the French people live in one room." But it must be a jolly big room. A Russian dwarf of 4ft. has, we learn, fallen in lore with a St. Peters burg lady of 6ft. 21n. That's not fall ing in love-that's climbing up to it, "It is rare Indeed," says a contem porary, "that a householder can get a shock from his electrical installa tion." He generally gets that when the bill comes along.
THE KHEDIVE AND THE AMERICAN SALESMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
THE KHEDIVE AND THE AMERICAN SALESMAN. An amusing reminiscence of the 1- present Khedive of Egypt is told by y Mr. E. Alexander Po'ell, late consular II representative of the United States at h Alexandria, in his book, "The Last I Frontier." Mr. Powell says he re 1 ceived a call from the chairman of a an American firm whose special line Sof business was the manufacture of I agricultural and well-drilling machin ery. Mr. Powell's visitor explained that as he was passing through Egypt t he thought it might be possible to ob t tain an audience with the Khedive: Agriculture and its attendant prob i lems of irrigation and fertllisatlon constitute tie sole hobby and amuse iset of the present Khedive, Abbas Hlilml. He is consequently a ready and liberal purchaser of all improved types of agricultural machinery, whiich he puts to practical use on his great estates. The request of my compatriot was duly transmitted to the grand master of ceremonies, and shortly thereafter a reply reached me ...
A BERESFORD IN WAR-TIME. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
A BERESFORD IN WAR-TIME. Tile Beresfords have all been fa mous for the courage that iborders on recklessneness. Lord \Villliam Beres fordl served in the Zulu War in 1879, winning thle V.C., and in his book, "Campaigns of a War Correspondent," Mr. Melton Prior relates some striking stories of him: In the retreat Lord William Beres fordt, turning around, saw the four legs of a vwhite horse kicking in the air, RIealising at once that it belonged to one of our men, he rode straight for it, and found that the horse had been shotit and that the rider had fallen half stunned. "Get up!" Lord William said to the man, but he seemed to dazed to an swer; whereupon Lord William said, "If you don't get up at once I will lump down andl punch your head!" -at which the man did rise slowly. Lord William succeeded in helping hiim oni to the horse behindl him; once mounted, the man clutched Beresford around the waist, and so they gallop ed off. All the time this was taking place the Zulus were firing f...
Avolding Eye-Strain. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
Avoiding Eye-Strain. Eye-strain is said to be largely a defect of civillsation. To counteract it, children should be encouraged to use their eyes at long range. A teacher who has a surprisingly small amount of eye-strain among her pupils attri butes it to her practice of making the scholars drop their work at the end of each hour and look out of the win dow. There is a contest as to who can see the farthest. This rests and trains the eyes and teaches observa tion. A woman who does fine sewing for her living found her eyes strained and weak. She was advised to drop her sewing every half-hour and look for t minute into space. Relief was qluick, and the eye-strain disappeared. Short-sighted people who holdt their book or work close will ease eye strain and lengthen their vision if they frequently. remove tlheir glasses end look at some object on the behort zon. The long-distance training will not, however, relieve eye-strain that comes front astigmatism, reckless dis regard of the eyes...
Anonymous. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
Anonymous. A well-known author, on leaving his house one morning, forgot a let ter that he had intended to post. Dur ing the afternoon something recalled it to his mind, and as it was of con siderable importance he immediately hurried home. The letter was no where to be found, and he summoned the maid. "Have you seen a letter lying name or ~iidrcss on the? enr-elope:" ~ "I know there wann't, sir; but tnought it must fIu,. answer to on of them anonymous letters youl'e been getting lately!"
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
PHLENIX ASSURANCE CO. LTD. ESTD. 1782. FIRE. AOOIDENT. EMPLOYERS LIABILITY ( OSSES PAID EXCEED £8500,ooo,oo. Loasee by BUSH FIRES and by LIGHTINO are mradb good by this Company. AGENTS WANTED. SVICTORIAN 461 To 471 BOURKE ST., Cos: MELBOURNE. DALCETY a CO. LTD.. AOGNT. , , in- n u , Prentice-st., East St. Kllda. September 2. 1913. Mr. rln.--I, a mother of eleven ehil • dren. write to help if possible hard-work Ing mothers who have young children at tending school. I think you should make known your l'cdc Pomade or the r head. Its effect is mliraculous. My girls attend the Windsor Convent School. and their heads have been shown as an example of good, the effect of Pedic Pomade. In SUstio to tomothers who. unfortunately. are logo out working it should be more generally known. I give you with a heart and a half Permission to make any use you wish of this letter.--Yours. tet., (Mrs.) ALICE O'CALLAGIAN. Pedl Pomade for the head destroys Vermitn and Nits; is sold by all Chemists and Store...
Too Much for the Ghost. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
Too Much for the Ghost. Archbishop Tijomson once 'laild" a ghost in a very simple way. Staying at a country house with traditions of a family ghost, he was put up for the night in the "haunted chamber." In the morning his hosts were anx ious to know if he had seen anything. "Oh, yes," he replied; "about twelve o'clock I heard a knock at the door. I said, 'Conme in, come in.' " "And did he come?" "Yes; an old sallow-looking man." "Yes, that Is our ghost! What did you do?" "I got out of bed and asked if he belonged to the house. He nodded as sent. I asked him if hlie were a par ishloner. He nodded again. Then I said, :I am anxious to build some new schools; ,will you give me a subscrIlp tion?' He disappeared and I saw him no more!"
THE ANTIQUITY OF HAIRPINS. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
THE ANTIQUITY OF HAIRPINS. lHairlins have been elaborated as a means of ldecoration since the earliest times. Particularly beautiful is the (ellcacy of their workmanship, two of ithe llltesl specimens being the gold pins which were found at Salamis in Cyprus, and are now in the British Musclumll. Even more handsome were the Saxon pins of a later date, with tlhcir shank of brass, head of gold, and embellishlment of garnets and pearls. There were, too, the larger sort of pins so conspicuously and fre quently mentioned in the Bible. The insilrument driven by Jael through the tetmlle of Sisera was probably a tent pin, while Delilah fastened the web on Samsonl's hair with a pin or batten. Iln the Middle Ages pins were a great fashion-i-ndeed a necessity~ in Flrance, and we have it on record that in 1347 tiwelve thousand pins were removed from the royal wardrobe for one of the lFrench princesses. The convenielnce was probably a little later in reaching England, but in 1510 we hear of Quee...
Too True. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
Too True. There is a happy mean in every thing. It is said that a shrewd old la?dy heat3d..her marrle4 ilaughter say: "If Inty htlsband doesn t do"esucu AU such a thing, he'll find himself In hot water." "My child," said the old lady, "a Iman is like an egg. Kept in hot water a little while he may boil soft, but keep him there long and he hardens!" Each high achievement is a sign and token of tlhe whole nature's pos sibllity. What a piece of thile man was for that shining moment it is the duty of the whole man to be always. The discovery of happiness may well be thile great aim of wisdom; and we needs must be happy our selves before we can know that wis dom itself contains all.
A DOUBTFUL BARGAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
A DOUBTFUL BARGAIN, The marriage ceremlolly as seen in America Is often very quaint, accord ing to our stalder idleas and traditions. In his "Wonder Book" the Reverend I,. U. Bates, long associated lwith tile East Boston Bethel, U.S.A.,' tells of an amusing marriage ceremony perform ed 'by his father:- About niiu o'clock one night the oli parsonage on Cape Cod was approach ed by a maIllin and a wolnll in a "'one horse shay." IIHearing the wheels, lather Uates went to the door, to see coiling up the walk a buxom lass of two hundredi pounds or so, followedl ,by a very little man. \With a giggle shie announced: "\'e've conic to be ilarried, par soni, haven't we, Bill?" An energetic nudge succeeded in eliclting the ldesired ammllriation from "Bill." The parson examined the li cense anld pIroceeded to business. "Please join your right hands," he saitl. "Dearly beloved, you are gath eredl here for the lpurpose of holy ma trinlony. Do you-" But he was here Interrupted by the bridle. "Stay,...
Impure Air and Scrofula. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
Impure Air and Scrofula. The atmosphere of all rooms should be frequently renewed by proper ven tilation. The best method of accom ,lishing this has been for many years a subject closely studied by sanitar ians. In rooms, and especially in bed rooms, the fireplace should always bo left unclosed. The windows should be pulled down from the top, and up from the bottom. All rooms, and es pclally sleeping apartments, should be well aired during the day. Impure air in bedrooms is considord by emin ent medical authorities to be one of the most potent causes of consumption J.P.? scrofula. A well-known French tion, thl?tat'1r hansdeovoed m uchl . caused by '-.1l oI["?? always neo sr. that there shoulam have been a Problonged stay in such an atmosphere. Only a eow hours each day is sumcient; and a person may live in a most healthy district, pass the greater part of each day in the open air, and yet become scroful ous because of sleeping In a confined place whore the air is not renewed."
HEALTH NOTES. The Evil of Late Suppers. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
HEALTH NOTES. The Evil of Late Supperl. Late or heavy suppers are a .com mon cause of insomnia, especially that form of it in which people fall into a heavy sleep, only to awake with a start an hour or two later and find themselves unable to sleep again until early morning perhaps. Digestion comes almost to a dead stop during sleep, so that sullicient time should be allowed for the last meal to be dis -posed of before the hour for retiring. This interval should be two hours at least, which means that half-past eight is as a rule late enough for tilhe *evening meal. In any case, the food which is taken then ought to be of a light nature, and not include pork, cold meat, or any other article of diet which is slow of digestion. Coffee and strong tea are unsuitable at this hour, as they tend to cause sleep lessness. Cocoa, made with water, is a much better beverage for use with ti e evening meal or after dit.
DAIRYING. WHY WASH THE UDDER? [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
DAIRYING. WHY WASH THE UDDER? There are many points in clean dairying which, if observed closely would obviate milk contamination, and consequent complaints about, in ferior cream and butter. Here are some points of advice: Washing the cow's udder is fre quently necessary. Should the pad dock in which the cows have been accustomed to lie down during the night be not clean-very few are clean enough-then the udders should be washed before milking. Cows for aging in unclean places, especially during drought, render washing their udders imperative. The cow-yard is usually muddy in some degree during wet weather. As the cow walks to and from the ball she generally makes a beaten paci, and when wet this track becomes a continuous manure track. The cow kicks up on to the udder pieces of this contaminated soil, and tile udder Is thus unclean when milking time begins. Tho milker's hands are often a fruitful source of milk contamlnation cduring the ,)peration of milking. Tile damp, dirty han6...
EXPERIENCE IMPERATIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
EXPERIENCE IMPERATIVE. It requires the same treatment of good judgment and perseverance to succeed in the poultry business as it does in other lines of business. Tllcre are not any more adverse conditions to encounter than there are in other lines. But about the first time a poultry-raiser encounters a really dis couraging thing, his enthusiasm suf fers such a shock as to make recovery doubtful. There is not another busl ness. that .can. be mentioned the pro duct of which Is in greater demand. Then, why should large numbers of people who enter it continue to fail? The greatest reason is because a great majority of those who take up poultry-raising do so without any pre vious knowledge of the business. Theo next great reason is because of the continued problems which come up daily to be solved, and which, if not solved with good judgment, lead to positive disappointment and loss. Thirdly, because profits do not roll in as fast as they had been led to be lieve they would by the extrav...
DAIRYING SUGGESTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
exDAp9LYIANI SUGG ESTIONS. Winona, Agricultural College, U.S.A.: Test your berd for economic produc tion. Weigh milk from each cow night and morning, one day each month. 'Take samples of each milking and test it for butter fat. Knowing the milk and fat given ill one (lay, use these figures as an aver age day's production for the current month, and, by multiplying the milk and fat produced by thile number of days in thile mollthll, you obtain tilhe total amount of milk and butter fat (in 'poundls) produced for one month. Weigh feed fed onil day of test, and from thle cost of each fedc figure the cost of feced fed eachl cow on day of test. From the daily cost of feed per cow, compute thile cost of her feed for one month. If the milk is sol as 1milk, compute the value of each cow's milk for the month at thle market price received. Knowinlg the money value of each cow's milk for the mIonth, and the cost of her feed, one can find thile net value of each cow in the hlerd each 0mouth she i...
IN FANNY BURNEY'S GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
IN FANNY BURNEY'S GARDEN. An amusing account of the horti cultural pursuits-and ineptitude-of General d'Arblay, the French emlgre who became Fanny Burney's hus band. Is givel In an article in the "Cornhii" by Sir Henry Lucy: The young couple began their mar ried life in apartments in R farm house on tihe summit of B3agden Hill. 'llence they moved to a somewhat largeir cottage at Boolklham. Finally, when s"Canilla" proved a finncial success. they built themselves a house oi the oitsktirts of Norbury 'ark, known (luring their residelce as "Camilla Cottage." Prom the first, M. id'Arblay, con scions of inadequacy to bear his fair share in thle wherewithal fnr tiaH,, lie Cost of the little ousehiold, dI yeloped a fearsome frenzy for gar denlng. Pursult of thile vocation in. volVied lll'i in deliglihtfully ludicrous dileomnas. Writing under (late April, 1794, from tile cottage at Bookhani, tie yooung wife says: "Think of our hlorticultural shock ist ,week when Mrs. Bailey, our land. lady,...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
WATSON'S N10 SUPREME AMONG SCOTCH WHISKIES AGE AND QUALITY GUARANTEED. JAmES WATSON & C° L DUINDEE. CT 1flhwA Eu TO INVENTORS PATENT S Obtained in Commonwealth and Else where for improved methods of Appli ancee, Toole, etc., of any description. Full Information, Coats, etc., sent on application to A. O. SACHSE, O.E. AUSTRALIAN WIDOWS' FUND BUILDINGS, Corner Collins and William 8ts., MELBOURNE. - II i l=n? u A pure alcoholic beverage. In the sunshine of favoring circum stances it is easy for the worldly to be cheierful; but the light that shines in the darkness of adversity and be reavement has a heavenly origin. If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that Joins to them. Do not give way to fretfulness. It takes the fragrance out of life. _ O i
OBITUARY. Death of Mr. Thos. Henderson, An Old Resident of Berwick. [Newspaper Article] — Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate — 8 January 1914
OBITUARY. Death of Mr Thos. Henderson, An Old Resident of Berwick. We regret having to record the death of Mr Thos. Henderson, which took place at his residence, 28 Ross-St., Northcote, on the 3rd January, at the ripe old age of 82 years. Towards the end of the seventies, and at the beginning of the eighties, the deceased was a prominent figure in Berwick public matters. He was a leading memhber of the Rechabite Tent, and passed through all thie chatra., lie was aleo a mnember of the ltechabite Hall and ,lechanics' lnttitute. otd beigci a builder and contractur by trade, materially assisted in the erection of thts., buildngs.t ie o-wa a member of thie BSchool Board of Advice. M:r leunderson was a champion draughttr play. r, and succetefullt compeletl natust Melbourne players. lio wls also one of the mcmltters chosen in inter colonial tourna inute. Decepsd was fond of fun and f o i, and was a capital comic entertaiutr, ltakhing his appearanc on the stace at Ucrwick, Dan denont, Crabo...