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Against Jersey Inbreeding. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
Against Jersey Inbreeding.e Enrotas was the result of an outcross. Her owner generally bred her and her descendants together without good re suits in that way, but other people bred her sons upon imported and other cows that were no kin to her, and the result of that course has been the large num ber of tested granddaughters of Eurotas. I bought at public and private sales several, granddaughters of Eurotas, in bred, asd never could make a good cow out of one of them, but I never, out of eight of her granddaughters which were outerossed, failed but in one instance to make a tested cow, although I bought them all as calves before they were de veloped. Tennessee people have been very suc cessful breeders of Jerseys, and they have from the start adopted the simple plan of breeding the good individuals of different approved families together and never inibreeding closely.-New Dairy.
Poultry Yard Scratchings. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
Poultry Yard Scratchings. Now is the time for the fancier th pich cut his best young birds intended for early shoe'. Farmers improve your stock of poultY; introduce fresh blood of the right descnptiol Water fountains should be placed in as c. shaded position, and always kept per clean. Now is the time to plant young psi?J fruit creepers round your poultry houses s fences. A grass run is a matter of much import . and should be attached to every breeder poultry yard. The various products of poultry proP.l managed, form'the cheapeat animal food Wr can be procued.
Why Does Water Simmer Before it Boils? [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
Why Does Water Simmer Before it Boils ? The heat being applied to the bottom of the vessel, the lowest layer of the water becomes hot first, and after a time some of it is converted into steam, forming a bubble, which rises into the upper part of the liquid. This upper part is still below the bailing point, and so the bubble collapses with a sharp, rattling noise called simmering. When, however, the upper part has become sufficiently hot, the bubbles do not collapse, but escape at the surface. The water is then in the state called boiling.
FRUIT & FLOWERS. HOW TO MAKE A LAWN. Preparing the Soil—How and When to Seed—A Good Lawn Mixture. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
HOW TO MAKE A LAWN. Preparing the Soil-How and IWhen to Seed-A Good Lawn Mixture. First, if the land is not naturally well drained, it must be brought into condi tion by underdrainage. The soil best adapted to the growth of a good sward is a sandy loam with a gravelly, bottom. The land should first be plowed and then graded. The surface ought to be heavily dressed with manure, which should be lightly turned under, the sur face dragged until fine and then rolled. Only first class seed ought to be used. James Sheehan, in his manual on tender and hardy plants, says: The finest sward we ever saw was made from the following mixture: Ten quarts Rhode Island bent grass; four quarts white clover; eight quarts Ken tncky blue grass; six. quartsered top grass. Sow at.the rate-of six bushels to the acre. Grass seed can be sown in the fall any time from the 1st of October.to the 1st of December. If the seed be sound a good sward may be expected the following summer, and a good turf may be expect...
Expansive Forces of the Chief Explosives. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
Expansive Forces of the Chief Explosives, The power of the various explosives now in use has been calculated to be equivalent to the following pressures, the figures giving tons per sqoare inch:-Emmensite, anew explosive, for which important advantages are claimed in addition to its great destructive power. Its power is fixed at 283 tons per square inch. The force of nitro.-,lycerine is 264. Explosive or "blasting" geratine has a force of 253. Forcite, 250. Oxomite, 249. Panelastite, 203. The better-known gun-cotton comes next, with a force of 19S, while dynamite has only 144. Then come Atlas, 133; Rackarock, 117, and and Roburito, 21. Blasting gunpowder is a long way behind the most destructive, having a force of only 23 tons to the square inch.
Calla Lilies. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
Calla Lilles. The calla is a popular favorite found in every window garden collection. Like other bulbous plants callas must have a season of rest. If required to bloom during the winter or spring months they must be rested in summer. The blooming season can be reversed if desired by resting in winter. To prepare callas for winter blooming shake off the old soil from the bulbs kept over during the sumner and repot in fine, rich soil, employing pots one size larger than those used the previous year; place the plants in a cool, shady spot A SPOTTED CALLA. and water freely. Let them remain fol two or three weeks, until newroots have formed, after which all danger is passed and they can be removed into frill light and heat. When growing, water freely. An application of strong liquid manure once a week will add greatly to the growth of the plants and to the number of blossoms produced. Every one is familiar with the white calla lily. Varieties not so well known are the yellow calla, the ...
A Lion-Tamer Mangled. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
- A Lion-Tamer Dlangled, A terrible affair occurred on 13th February, at the wild animal show at the Midwinter Exhibition in 'Frisco. A lion tamer named Carl Thieman was going through his performance in the lions' cage, when the electric lights suddenly went out. Three of the lions immediately sprang upon Thieman, who was fearfully margled. He was rescued alive by the proprietor of the show, a man named Boone, who, as soon as the lights were restored, entered the cage with an iron bar, and drove the animals off from their prey. But meanwhile Thieman had received no less than forty-three wounds, which, it is feared, will prove fatal. The audience were terrcr-striclken by the oc currence.
Ferns for Winter. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
Ferns for WInter. Ferns all require a moist atmosphere, and if near the glass should be protected from direct sunlight. The soil, as a rule, should be of a peaty nature, but for the strong growing kinds a large proportion of loam may be used. A plentiful supply of water is the most important item; indeed, with healthy and well drained plants it is almost im possible to give too much, at least dur ing the period of active growth. If the plants are grown in tubs or pots it is advisable, when a new whorl of fronds is being made, to give frequent supplies of manure water. In large conserva tories the most beautiful effect is ob tained by planting on a rockery and choosing plants and species suitable to the height of the structure. In such an arrangement it is essential that the plants should be set at different heights, so that each head is shown to advantage and the stems are not hidden.
THE LADIES' COLUMN. Folded Hands. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
THE LADIES' COLUMN. Folded Hands. Pathetic, white, patient and weary, Folded together at re.t Over a heart which forgets to throb In the tired, sileqt breast. No lady's unused, soft hands are these, But work-worn, old and grey, Every line in them tells of duty done In the toil and heat of the day. Noblo, brave, helpfull, tender hands, They~'re lovelier far to me Than of jewelled, soft or daintily kept, And dearer they could not be. No longer the common toil and care, Fulfilled all the duty hard, Nothing to do now but folded wait For the Master's rich reward. -IS.AEL GOBDO,. -- C
Ladies' Gossip. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
Ladies' 0ossip, Queen Natalie of Servia, it is stated, receives a large addition to her private fortune by the bequest of her aunt, the Princess Yekaterina Nicolaievna Murusi, who was recently found dead in her bed at her residence near Ungeni. Turkish women having obtained permission to oractice as physicians in their own country, they are now beginning to study medicine at various European universities. Three young Turkish ladies, one a daughter of a Pasha, have recently arrived in France in order to go through a regular course of medical training at French universities. Miss Ellen Terry has, says the "Spinning Wheel," a philanthropic turn of mind, and keeps a basket of work always on hand in her charming home in South K?ensington. The work consists of various pieces of garments to be made for the poor. Miss Terry expects her friends to aid in this work when visiting her, and they have a chance to take a choice be. tween knitting, sewing, or doing other really useful work. Mme. Ca...
LASSITUDE, HEADACHE, BACKACHE, AND INDIGESTION ARE SYMPTOMS OF A DISORDERED LIVER. CLEMENTS TONIC IS THE ONLY RELIABLE AND RADICAL CURE. HAVE NO OTHER YOUR NEIGHBOUR'S CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
LASSITUDE, HEADACHE, SBACKACHE, AND INDIGESTION ARE SYMPTOMS.OF A DISORDERED LIVER. CLEMEN TS TONIC IS THE ONLY RELIABLE AND RADIDAL CURE HAVE NO OTHER. YOUR NEIGHBOUR'S CASE. David Davies, Esq., Mordialloc, Vic., who writes :-I have been a great sufferer for many years from indiges tion and bronchitis, with tightness on the chest and great difficulty in breath ing, I had medical advice from a number of doctors, who told me I was going into consumption; I believe I have tried a dozen different remedies, but without receiving any benefit. As a last resource I was advised by a friend to try Clements Tonic, which I have done with the most gratifying results; in fact, after taking only two bottles I can say truthfully that it has made an entirely new man of me. I shall only be too happy at all times to recommuend Clements Tonic to all my friends.-I remain, yours gratefully, David Davies, Mordialloc. Speaking at Elsternwick, Mr. Dent alluded to the arrangement of the railways by comluuis...
THE COOLGARIE GOLDFIELDS. WHAT TWO GIPPSLANDERS ARE DOING. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
THE COOLGARIE GOLD FIELDS. WHAT TWO GIPPSLANDEIIS ARE DOING. " o Amid all the glowing reports which are daily coming to hand it is pleasing to know that some of the good things are falling into the handsbf prospectors not unknown to Mirboo North. Messrs George Farmer and-J. Twomey left for the field soon after the existence of gold thereon had been proved, and they have Been fortunate in securing a claim which Mr. Farmer describes in a letter reseived by his brother yester day as being second only to'Bayley's. They haveproved the reef for adistance of 15 chains and have sunk 50 feet into it, and the specimens on view at the local Commercial Hotel are sufficient to show that.. -the quartz is extra ordinarily rich. So good as it been proved to be, indeed. 'that it was eagerly sought after for flotation pur poses, and the lucky ones are now causing the prospestus to be issued. Besides sinking into the reef to the depth stated, in the centre of the claim -which is 15 acres in extent-the...
A DESCRIPTIVE CONSTABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
A DESCRIPTIVE CONSTABLE. Some most uncompromising evidence as to the character of the associates of the jockey Hayes, who is the plaintiff in the libel action against " The Aus tralasian," claiming £5000 damages, was given by Constable Michael M'Donald on Monday. He deposed that he had frequently seen Hayes in Bourke-street in company with "'Chuck,' Dalrymple, "Billy Buck" Griffo, Kirby, Conway, and Cohen, and and in brief but emphatic language he sketched the charaters of these men. " What is Dalrymple?" he was asked. " A vagrant and loafer about Bourke street and the vicinity of the theatres." " Conway ?" " A drunken loafer who has served sentences for vagrancy." "'Kirby ?" " A fighting man." " Cohen ?" " A Iagsman and spieler." " Griffo ?" "A fighting man with a Sydney record." " Billy Buck ?" "A fighting man with a record for riotous behavior and assaults." Mr. Purves wished to have Billy Buck and " Chuck" Dalrymple brought into court as exhibits; but though lie said he had seen...
ALL SORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
ALL SORTS. Ahsenteeism correspondence in another column. Impositions of the unemployed at Crossover diggings exposed. Government prospecting party ltro posed to explore country lying betweon the Crossover and the BawBaws. Quite enough "unemployed " on local' mining fields at present. Abolition of salaries of Members of Parliament advocated in this issue. Rev. Dr. Strong and Rev. Horace Tucker up in the clouds. See comments elsewhere. Question: When are things going to imnprove Answer : Patience. Grass springing rapidly throughout the district. Gippsland potatoes on the rise. Goulburn Valley producers turning politicians. Wallabies and dingoes still worrying farimers. Potatoes turning out fairly well, but dry weather hindered their growth. Systetmatic road tratlic to be established between Mielbourne and Warragul. More loss for the railways. Mr. lRichardson still persists in retiring if freights are lowered. Should he resign the country would go to the dogs i 37,000 rabbits were last...
Widow and Widower. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
Widow and Widower. The lady was a widow, and rich-very rich as the French novelist says, richiesime. The gentleman was a widcwer; past sixty; extremely, even ridiculously, poor; and the las of a most noble and most historical House. History is fullof the achievements of his people. Froissart mentions their exploits in every other page; they were always taking this side or the other, for the King and against the King. When they took a side they meant it; cut they marched, they and theirs, in full armour. Whichever side they took, it always ended in their being captured and decapitated for high treason, orelse killedin battle. From father to son, from generation to genera tion, for long centuries, none of them ever went out of the world from an inglorious feather bed; it was always from the grassy field of honor or from a scatfold. A grey beard was unknown in that house, nor had any of them over experienced the tender emotions of a grandfather. The lady, besides being a widow and rich...
Home and Fireside. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
Home and Fireside. How To CURE A HIa-.-In selecting a pig for bacon and hams choose an animal over a year old-one that has been properly cared, housed and cornfed. Much ham and bacon is spoiled owing to carelessness on these poinos. If the animal be under a year old the ham will not acquire that rich, mellow flavor which is so much appreciated by con sumers. For two hams weighing say 20lb. each, take :lb. of well pulverised saltpetre. 2lb. of the best salt, 3oz. of sal prunella, and tlb. of the best soice. Well rub the rinds of the hams with this mixture. Run a probe wire down the leg bone of each barn, and fllthe opening with the mixture. Sprinkle some of it over the fleshy side of the meat and pile thehams withthe rind side down. Repeat the operation every hour. After the fifth day leave the saltpetra out of the curing mix ture, and add oz. of powdered washing soda in its place. After rubbing thehams vigorouly with this they should be well moistenedwith 2lb. of sugar, 21b. of salt...
A Prince's Marriage and Wealth. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
A Prince's Marriage and Wealth. It is probable that only the Queen and the Dowager Duchesses of Buccleugh and Aber corn can thoroughly recollect all the circum itances attending the marriage of the late Prince Nicholas Esterhazy and Lady Sarah Villiers in 1542. The Prince's father had been for a great number of years the Austrian Ambassador in London, and for some time he rented Chandos House from the Duke of Buckingham. Prince Esterhazy was famous for his jewelled uniform, which he wore on all State occasions, and which was adorned with diamonds valued at L100,000. He had a considerable quickness in conversa:ion. and when a well known peor boasted of his flock of 4000 sheep the Prince retorted : "And I, my lord, have 4000 shepherds." Princess Esterhazy was a beauty and as great a favorite of George IV. as the Princess Lioven. The Prince and Princess did not approve of the engagement of their son to Lady Sarah Villiers, as not only was ehe a Protestant, but there was what the martin...
WHOOPING COUGH. PREVENTIVE MEASURES AND METHODS OF TREATMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser — 13 April 1894
WHOOPING COUGH. PREVENTIVE MEASURES AND METHODS OF TREATMENT. - There is no real specific for whooping; cough. Something, however, can be done to lessen its severity and ward off complications. In the first place, prevent infection during in. fancy particularly, and, when the disease does appear, avoid cold and wet and iandgestible food. The first stage should be treated like a severe cold, and it is better to keep the child indoors until this period is over. If therei much feverishness, a day or two in bedi necessary, as the great object in this, and all the stages, is to keep the disease simple and uncomplicated with disorder of the brain and lunngs. Shun draughts, but keep the room fresh with pure air and sunshine ; moderately warm, and always about the same tempera. ture. If possible, chance the patient from one room to another two or three times a day, for the sake of freshness ; and, before chang ing, see that the apartments are equally warm. When the couch is troublesome, put...