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Romsey Races. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
Romsay Races. The Romsey District Racing Club's programme for a meeting to be held next Thursday, Aprl! 23, marks She advance racing is making dm the district For the Mile Handicap £50 is offered in stakes, for (the Plate and Purse; £40, for the Pony Race £15, and' £10 each for the Trial and Hack races. Mrs W. Davis, formerly of "LyndhurstT boarding house, High .street, Lancefield, desires to thank her patrons for their, support iie !the past. Having! taken .over the fruit, 'confection-' ery., and refreshment business tof Mr G. :H. &lt;GaIIpen, in WeigardV Buildings, she hopes that the patronage accorded Jber will be continued. The Contractor has commenced work .at ithe ante-rooms at tl^e rear of the Mechanics' Institute.1 The 'first dance in aid of the building fund will be held as soon as the rooms are available. A Melbourne firm has offered to give picture shows, and allow the Institute- to retain half ,the pro ceeds .to assist the fund. ?' . .'The annual picnic of the Su...
SHREWSBURY BISCUITS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
SHHK\\\SDURY BISCUITS.' Ju a basin beat ?.-?to, n cream vloz. of butler with Ao/.. of castor..sugar. Mix in a plate jib. of limn* with a quarter of _a teaspoonful *oM»t»U« ing powder and u . pinch -of salt. Having next .well beaten. 11111%% a (hi to it a few drops . or-lemon flavouring; Alternately' add to.the. beaten crcatn 01 butter 'ami sugar the dry ingredients 111. small quan tities with the beaten egg until nil is used up. .. Knead tho dough lightly, roll out thinly, and cut into both oval and crescent shapes. This i« done* by first cutting out tho rounds, then by" cutting each round 111 two with tho cutter-a- crescent and oval shape being thus obtain ed from each ; round, IMacc these on a grfeasod :tln, and. bake: in a very moderate oven for a quarter 1 of an hour. '
A Standard For The King's English. (Continued from Last Week). [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
A Standard For The King's English. BT, PROFBSSOH-WALTER RIPPMANV, M.A., (Chief Inspector of the University of London) (Continued from Last Week), Now this growiag tendency to uniformity ia a fcatnre of standard speech which distinguishes it from dialect* Ic dialect change takes place unconsciously.,* an somo more quickly than in others. .The -cockney speech -in 'the novels of Dickens iu I very different from that heard now. Stamford speech ia, more or low, consciously and successfully, taught in our schools:; it is consequently slow, and would bo still farther reduoed, if wo had a rational spelling that adequately represented the Bounds, and if oor teachers received a better phonetic training, which would enable them to check deviations from the at&ndarii which now passed un noticed. Tbere is x»o reason to assume thatthe movement towards uniformity will be checked.;' everything points the other way. Now it is desirable ; for a standard speech ia essential. It is wanied for p...
DIGESTIVE BISCUITS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
DIGESTIVE BISCUITS. For these biscuits the principal constituent is wheatcu. meal, and Jib. or this-meal is first mixed in u -basin with u , pinch- of-baking soda, a. quarter of a teaspoonful of salt, -and: a dessert-spoonful of castor sugar; Then into these . in gredients crumble finely tfoz..:&lt; of butter, or,- .if preferred,. loz. of (hip ping and 2oz. of butter will do instead. Work all these ingredients i"to a very stilt paste -with a little sweet niilk,. Icuea'i woll. roll out, and cut into rounds the sizo of .a teacup. Then place the rounds on a greased tin, - prick them with ra fork, and bake in a moderate oven for a quarter of an hour. .
Crude Official "Methods." [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
Crude Official "Methods." The old saying that "the Law Is an sss" is offien proved trae by the ?abfisns and methods of many of those whom it has " drest in a little brief authority." A week or two ago an inspector under the Dairy "Supervision Act visited the LtnceSeld Butter Company's factory, and condemned a number of cream .cans as unfit for use for that purpose -on account of slight signs of rust' This may be within his province, and a necessary safe guard to .the consumer. But the method adopted to ensure that his condemnation would stand, and the cans be not used again for cream surely strikes the most casual observer as crude and senseless, and reaching what one would hope tc be she limit of official ineptitude. Members of the local couucil and directors of the' local company, who had met there in conference, were not slow to ?express their feelings when they found the cans had large holes punched in their bottoms and around the sides, render ing them useless, Everyone who liv...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
Public Nettae. Bargains! Bargains!! A. , Bargains 1! !| in 'X> RA E IE2, Yi! MARK FOY'S; Summer! ' lis NOW OPEN JLatlies, Visit :the Fair. ; MARK FOY'S iiiANCEBIELB, DRAPERY IESTABLISHMENT. Harness the Wind. A Cheap Power. THE Low Initial Cost is the only expense in curred when you instal a MODEL 12 (AU-Steel Galvanised) Windmill. PUMPING OUTFIT for raising water for stock Land other pur poses.' The " Star" hac many'exclusive features embodied in its con struction not found in other makes, and which are just as indispensable to a " good" mill as the teeth are to the hnman mouth. A' POSTAL to us will bring by return mail foil particulars ,of the " Star" - the World's Windmill Masterpiece. J. BARTRAM & SON PTY. LTD., 586, Bourke-st., Melbourne. DONT do Any thing nnt.il You have sees . the "STAB." --Come to UNIVERSAL Oil/Hue* LANCEFI3X.D. For REQUIREMENTS. Blouses Dress Baskets Boots and Sho&s Men's and Youths' Clothing Groceries Crockery Ironmongery1 Agent- for Age ...
[?]ancefield Mercury. With supplement. FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1914. THE AGRICULTURAL JOURNAL. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
fantcfrclh fflcratrg. With supplement, ?fir FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 19U, " THE .'AGROLTURHL JOURNAL. 'THE'Journal of the Department **>f Agriculture deserves to be far .more widely circulated. Agricul ture has become a science, and in -.the Journal are embodied the ^results of the closest study, by the .best experts the State can com imand, of pastoral and agricul tural problems, and of scientific .and systematic investigation into ? every promising new method. 'The April number is more than . usually interesting. It opens with ;--a highly technical paper "on the ^assimilation of soil constituents by oats", which in plain English means "how the oat feeds." We have never caught anoat feeding, Tbut have little 'doubt "but thai it fdoes so as explained by Mr John .W. Paterson, B. Sc. Ph. D. Ex perimentalist, and P. R. Scott, ?Chemist for Agriculture. (By the .way. If the Journal is issued with the utilitarian object of assisting .the man on the land to exploit .the country's first source ...
CHURCH SERVICES [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
SERVICES > Divine -service will be beld at 'Lancefield von Sandfly next AS follows CHCBCH OV ENGLANU.-Lancefioldll a-tn. ?and*7 p.m&lt;; Cobaw 2.S0-Rev. J, Francis, ROMAN CATHOLIC.- LancefieldU s.m. sanri 11 o.n). MBTHODIGT CHUEOE.-Lancefield 11 a.m., «Golriie *3 p.m.. Monument Creek 7 p.m., Uev. Stone. Monument Creek 11 a.m., ^Jewham 3 p.m., LanceHeld 7 ROY. PBESBYTBHIAN CHURCH.- Lancefield 11 ; Springfield 3 p.m.-The Aosistanfc; ?}i»anoetield 7 p.m.-The Minister. (JlIVBOH or CEEIST* RAGLAN'-STREET (Bible School 10 am.. Communion 11 a,m. Evangelistic Service 7 p.m.
Food of the Kestrel. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
Food of the Kestrel. ? . During «i peregrination (says a correspondent) in the island of Mull I was attracted by n keatrel hawk H.vlng out from a rock. After a somewhat diligent search, thero boing many rocks. I discovered tho cyrio, and in It were three young kestrels at that stage whon the brown feathers aro showing fairly .well among the white down. Think ing this was an admirable oppor tunity of seeing what aro tho food supplies of thcac birds, I hid at a distanco to note what the parents brought to their nestlings. Even with my binoculars, however, 1 was unable to discover, and tho follow ing day . I adopted different tactics. Shooting some young rabbits Uagain approached tho eyrie, when the pa rent birds were away. As in tho habit of these birds of prey, tho young ones faced mo with open beak rind claw's, but after I had dropped bits of. warm incut into their open mouths they naturally, after > fp'Minjg nmi tasting tho tit bits, swallowed them,' and, llko Oliver 'J wist, we...
High Temperatures and the Eye. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
High Temperatures arid the Eye. 'lie nnktxl oyo has always been the meuns employed for indicating high temperature, such as the incit ing of metals or healing them for rolling or forging. Until tho :py-. romotor uuulo it.s appearance (says ho v'llanlwnreman") tho eyo was i tho only *»«>U\od employed' for do-1 totlM,n|ue.....tU9..vt«*»H)eraturo. . . WhileI more or less inaccurate una-* J tiblo to the personal . equation,, .tho oyo is still used In tlio majority of casts. The following, table will servo to indicnto tho temperature of a body as shown by its colour Bog. C. Peg. l'\ nr&t \isiblc led fi2fi 077 Dull red heal 700 1291! Turning to cherry ... 800 1*&lt;72 Actual cherry red ... 000 1052 Bright cherry rod ... 1000 1832 J)ull orango 1100 2021. Wright orange ~ J 200 2102 AVhito Kent ;. ... ... -11*00 2372 Bright white heat 1400" 2552 Dazzling white heat ... 1500 27U2 This tftblo is after that of Touil let, and the colour will dopund-upon tho person, . ns JwFifc...
Burglars' Microphone. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
Burglars' Microphone. The miixophnno is" iiow Ufic&lt;l- iVy" burglars for picking n;\( iuiV locks. Un turning the lock a ( slight Hound is mnrie' \yh6h thii pro per number conies-' opposite the ^ working point, and this i-iin oven bo j heard by 11 sensitive enr. However, it Is imperceptible to must poisons, I but by using n microphone it is nil i easy nintter to bear the sounds. A I suitable form pf lint telephone re i coivo'r is employed, and it is np I plied ngainst the safe next the lock. I A pair of rubber ear tubes oru us&l j with the telephone. Jn this way the sounds are heard which »Uow I of opening the lock.
Ladies' Column. VARIOUS BISCUITS. GINGER SNAPS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
Ladies' Column. -i VARIOUS niSCUJTB. GINGEn SNAPS. Mix-In a basin Jib. of flour, aud add to It a pinch of salt, 2or,. of sugar (two tablespootifuls), n tea spoonful of ground ginger, the same quantity of .Jnmnlcn. pepper&lt; a.small shako of white pepper, and a quar ter of a teaspoonful of baking soda with the lumps pressed out. Into these ingredients crumble 2oz. of butter, and moisten the uholo to/a. stiff dough with a llltto , golden syrup. Turn the dough on to a floured board, volt out thinly, cut into small rounds, and luiko on a greased tin in n slow oven for from a quarter of an hour to .twenty minutes.
The Magic Oven. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
The Magic Oven. : To let. the fire go out, and to go out yourself, mid yet bo able to pcoduce .ia hot and appetising difh at. a minute's:notice on your return /rom ;a ; loiuj'walk,, shopping,- or a vibjlto iv , pkturo-palaco/ sounds impossible/ : But oll-you liavo to do is to got a sugar-box, with a'lid; or a email tea-chest, costing, say, Gd., and two pennyworth of hay, buf&ciont to fill the box. .Place, before you go out,* your, stew- or hash, or what i.cvoiv it is, in thei box -quickly, wrap it round with o piece of- old blan ket; embed" it in the hny, closo the lid tightly, and the.cookings will go on slowly for hours. .' ^ v t » The stew should be just short : of* bo.iluig -point ? when put in the box. To line . the latter ..with - .felt -or other vnon-couductim? material is an improvement; ms the ;. beut: .is.\v con served : slill'Joiigeiv,'/: Jtetfbw the^ hwy from Ijmc to tiun\ - -/v J , , Kliphon ; o»ng Waggles Imav^ot j the laughr turned : on'"htyisoK,-1 in'his litt...
Fishing Tales. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
Fishing'Tales. Among* the "most iuteroRting; con tributors to Mr. F. O. Aflalo's book of fishing stories \s Lord T)es borough, who relates some remarkable facts regarding tarpon fishing. The tarpon, a fish which sometimes roadies n _1cngt.ii of over 7ft., and may weigh as much as 2101b., lms"" peculiar jumping propensities, and if ono happens to jump on to a fisherman/ or even into the boat, the consequences may ho' disagree able. : Lord Dosborough says that the most exciting and exhansing "Take my advicc, ma'am-and I charge you nothing for it-Uuu't go . to law in this matter. To tell you the truth, you simply haven't a leg to sta-- that is, you have no ease, at all, ma'am." fights he ever had with tarpon were'with-three fish ho hooked exact ly in the midcHo of the back. How they managed to get hooked in that spot is not easyv -to detennlueV though the experience is fairly com mon, it appears. .Lord. Desborough's last fish in Florida was a gigantic shark, which seized a lOOib. tarpo...
THE FARM. Burrless Trefoil. A PLANT OF GREAT VALUE TO GRAZIERS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
"THEFARM. . ? T ; Burrless Trefoil. A riiANI' tie ORKAT VALUE TO GRAZIEKS. Two species of plants known in common English as Modicks, or more scientifically, us belonging to tho genus Medicago, should appoal to Australian graziers (snys nn ar ticle in "Dalgety's Review"). Tho name of the plaut is said to be de rived from the word "Medikc," the nameigiven by the Grecian scientist Piocrides to a grass obtained .by him from Media. The term, how ever, - conveys but /little to v*-thc: - average Australian ; but when he is; informed: .that Income Is one of its '.species-that, plant being knownbo tanScally as ..ftfcdicngo' sativa-that trifolium, . or clover, is-another, and that there,rure about 'forty other Ufleful;;.N..foddi>r :. plants . bearing .the Hamcr, generic- title, ;he will at "oucc grpnt' that the world of agriculture owes -a very, large debt indeed to tho melius Medicago. None or these1 ??forty odd spwies; are Australian na tives, but a number of them ha>o been introduced...
WEATHER SIGNS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
'WEATHER SIGNS; .When yoU' MOO u innn running after ftv'bus, expect,hail. II he. bourdu. It, it will »ooi\ be, fair.. ?? I Hut if lie. slips' and falls into a mud-heap; there'll bo a change ere long. .Start out "Without_ a mackintosh^: mul^gatnp, then :oxpect.-rain, andr a . lot.of it. ; But go- out in; n ' Jicavy .* overcoat ..and-it wiUvhCr-warm and, muggy for. rertain. &lt; \ rA "Haw-haw" Johnnie, stroking hi8::;uppcr' Up, indicates soft and balmy .'airs. . When, - you . sec&lt; a mint drinking .heavily,^ ho'lh soon, get- into a' fog. ; If -that, same, man - reaches home With ther. milk and finds his wife - awn itlifg".him, there^s. a storm,brow ing Step on 'the colonel's gqiity . toe, and there will he thunder. Give. your guefltH 'a cool: reception; and your, party will turn out afrost. " A widow, crying over the late la mented, means much mint.. . . .The arrival in London *ot Hieland ers fru Inverness indicates Gaels from the Nortfc.
THE FARM AND DAIRY. SILOS AND ENSILAGE. THEIR COMMERCIAL ASPECT. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
THE FARM AND OAIRY. SILOB AND ENHILAGI5. ... THBIll COMMERCIAL A8PKCT. I Silage !B fast changing the methodi i of feeding all classes of live stock One of the chlcf advantages of silag&lt; feeding Ik the cheapening of the ra tion of tlic dairy cow. The sticculcnl , silage is much nmie desirable than the dry, woody butts of the fodder, or even hay with Us large amount ' of crude fibre. Three dairy farmers; whose testimony^ is liere quoted «p representative of a number of others, ' say "I nm satisfied that the . in jcrease: of. production " of milk and ; cream has paid for my, silo this year. « My cbws have milked the past winter Just as if they were on trass." "Hi II age saves one-half in the feed .bills, and over one-Half, in the amount, of, , hay eaten." "I And silage excellent. I for dairy cows. Our cows mil'? as well 'in winter as they do in summer ; in* . fact, they usually gain: when we com- ? |mence .to feed." f. Besides tlic cost of the ration beini; reduced, there is...
Monastery Besieged by the Mad. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
Monastery Besieged by the Mad. Because a monk named Innocw tiufl, of Moldavia, RuMia, was said to hftvo instantly cured a lunatic of hia madness, a groat crowd df penaants besieged the monastery bringing tturfr mad relatives or friends U> bo healed. It appears that in that port of Russia lunacy is very frequent, owing, it is sup posed, to the use of unripe malre in&lcnd of leavened bread. Jiut tho ignorant and superstitious peasants believe that tho maducss is caused by «n c\il spirit taking up his nbodc in the" soul of his unhappy vir.tim, nnd, believing* that IrinO centitis has Clio power to cast out devils, thousands have lately appeal ed to him on behalf of their loved , ones. A . newspaper, correspondent toils ub that Moldavia had become stich an "absolute inferno of the mad," that tho Government banished Tnnocentius to anolhor monastery in the extreme north of llussia, on ft' river called tho Onega. His fol lowers confounded this 'name of the river with the Omega of...
COLD INDEED. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 April 1914
COW) JNDEEIJ. * "A man fioni Canada &lt;sftt In the slobby ^f.oi /, a v-Now ^?Yor\c; hotel1 liBton-i jngHo^xold v Vcather/vyarnB^r^ fThesO' yarns gave> Aery.: convincing . oxani pples : oCv tho sufiortng»aml hardship occasioned by last wuitorVcNCOS sivo: ould.v J*molly . the Canadian toughed and said - ^ ''Your, cold weatheryarns, genllu .iiion;:'«mako': .Ganadiau -smjlo.>^You .think ,r you've-: had ;a.? cold .winter do\vn Knst.rhcre, ?; biii : up mv Avoy* from last*: November eloiui through 1o lUnnh " v.i lle. paused, siruok hl8-.ch«ir : unn with his fijyt, uud said I , Kroui last November- -clean i through, to March;- our: llot Avaler j ;hoUl(«-,froz&lt;&lt; aolul. m- our h«ds every blessed night" ^ t -Jn a '.sub'.ii'ban': ul«?ctfor»LtC:'Uic car.*, ididulo^wasv being raucously.hocMod; und,;vhhough utt a tumble iuau as/rn' .rido;' he .\vas^; pro\'okeil .-to (ho sug gcstion .-5 .t.hut-.(/the conduct''- of - one in« n rin ;.V)iC ' inciting : nt. letist w...