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ONCE MORE DUAL-PURPOSE. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 1 May 1914
ONCE IORE DUAL-PURPOSE. The dual-purpose ghost will not down, and yet for all its bobbing up here and there and gibbering, it is nothing more than a ghost. It is a half-way propo sition where none .but half-w:iy dairy, tfarmers will eare to stop and.lose time. and. money.. 'A iecent .number of the 'Texts Stockman and Farmer?". con tains a coutributioin .from. M1Ir. B. 0. Cowan, in ,which; the author:. cotro verts solie ofi the statements, arid- ieas oning- made by ''Hoard's Jairymail?' in one of its recentf utterances:uponeithis subject. Most of Mfr. Cowan's article. is a re-hash of ancient histoiry, but he occasionally makes a concrete state imeant. Like all other advociites of this delusion, he completely ignores the two basic objectidns to the theory:--(1) That:it is a subversion of true-breed ing principles to attemptpto unite pro fitably two such' opposing .tempera ments as the milk.temperament ant Li e beef tciperaiment; (2) that the proadc tion of such cattle is uneconomic, s...
WOMEN'S INTERESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 1 May 1914
WOMEN'S INITERESTS (By "Ambrosina.") Bodices remain something of the kimono stnil. lndecd, tne Japaneas oleulmen is still very strong on our garellullt. Sashes have come to stay, and one sees them not only on tlre.lam ers' dresses, but on "tailor made " at the backs of coats - the largo obi worn at the backe by all Japanl so ladies, and in rount by the iaelenatiig geishais. For afternoon dresses tile Japanese neck is worn. It nas a turnover band, which stands a litle way froin the neck, and is usu ally msade of some colour wh.ch tones nith tthe co:tuimO. Inside this you genlllerall .oee a draped ne, fichu. 'lO bnroat and upper portion of the chises are worn aL naturel. We'o have got used to this, and have agreed tnat it is very becoming. When it goes I daresay we shall be just in love writf covering up our necks. Waist (coats are inu"re and more lashionabie, and I think while you liave warm wea Lt.tnr you \ uumld hnd a sort silk or net waistotat charming under one of tle thin sunmme...
DANGEROUS FLANNELETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 1 May 1914
DANGEROUS FLANNELETTE. Two co-operative societies were each fined 5s. and costs in the Durhami Counl tv P'oliee Court, for sellingi inflammabl (il;?nm ,!,lto as non-inllallnmable. Non-inhlaInm:bllc," said the label on a piece of ilaninelette belonging to the Auinield Plain Industrial Society. The inspector applied a match. and in five seconds it was consumiiied. These are said to be the first prose eutions of the kind in England.
MELBOURNE LETTER [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 1 May 1914
MELBOURNE LETTER (From our Special Correspondent.) Sir George Heid has gone back tc Loldou impressed with Australia's " ec. uberan t prosperity," but shuddering as to what will happen when the bad tiles co:ule. One of the things that surely must be brought about when we gain encounter the doldrums of the .,an years. is the curtailment of the ;oliiay craze. This has absolute pos. -sseion of us just now. It is astound iuug the extent to which this light hearted abandonment of work prevails. in most cases several days, and in many a full week was devoted to holiday, makling at Easter. And this in busi nesses in which a day lost means a loss that can never be mace up. But tle sun of prosperity shines and we are imstly desciples of the old tentmaker whose philosophy was to "Fill the cup that clears To-day of past'regrets and future fears.' To-morrow?-why. to-morrow I may be Myself with yesterday's seven tnousand years."'' The Railway Commissioners have come forward with figures to re-ass...
RAINFALL. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 1 May 1914
* AINFALL. There was an improvement in the rainfall during the past month, 208 points being registered altogether. The total for the first four months of the year is only 456 points, which is very little more than one-third of the average for the first four months of the year in this district. 1911 1912 1913 1914 in. in. in. in. January... 7.82 0.62 0.88 1.87 February 3.99 1.53 0.51 0.00 Iarch ... 7.06 1.10 9.13 0.61 April ... 0.70 2.54 1 09 2.08 May ... 8.86 3.67 4.68 - June ... 5.50 1.85 4 99 - July ... 3:21 4.31 0 97 - August ... 1.16 1.16 1.32 - September 4.05 1.83 3.32 October ... 1.10 1.35 4.00 - November 1.29 2.52 1.87 - December 3.50 1.99 0.15 - Total 438 17 24.17 32.41
ORBOST PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY, APRIL 27. (Before Messrs Cottman, Ross, and Munro, Js.P.) SALE OF A DOG. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 1 May 1914
ORBOST PETTY SESSIONS MONDAY, APRIL 27. (Before Messrs 'Cottman, Ross, and Munro, Js.P.) SALE OF A DOG. Herbert: . Quinnl .proceeded against Henry Coverdale. to re cover possession .of a cattle dog: Mr Mosley appeared for the comn plainant. According to complainant's evi dence he had purchased the dog from George Wait in October last: Wait saidl he could have the ani mal if he paid the amount of the registration fee, 5s. - Wait deli vered the dog 'to him, but it es caped and returned to Wait. - He had spoken to0Wait about it since but had never paid the. 5's. or got possession of the dog again. 'Defendant proved to the'satis faction of the bench that he had purchased the dog recently from \Tait for the sum of 25s. At this stage Wait, who was in court, offered to give evidence, and deposed that it was in May, 1913, that he offered to sell the dog to Quinn,.the sale being con ditional on his leaving Orbost. ,As he decided not to leave the trati saction fell through. In October. last h...
A PLAIN ROAD TO FORTUNE. How Some Secured Success. "Become a Patentee." [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 1 May 1914
A, PLAIN ROAD..TO FORTUNE. How Some Secured Success :: 'Become a Patentee.' 1. ioultivate and perfect ,e yo ideas as ltos improveiients and ;?linventions Experiiment :.:. The ,orld :is eager:. for something n eiw,:; 'hich liowever. simn pie: it may be, :?ill' `savoe labor, or e pense, o"r do thiiigs betto - Let it be moire convenient, or promote, pleasure' or safetyor' do away with faults, or reduce -wiaste: The person who gets public opinion of such an invention is on the road to wealth. He will cease to be a servant; he becomes a proprietor. People who handle things in every. day use are the natural inventors of better things, and the natural capital ists of to morrow. .2. Study the subject of patenting. Read the splendid advice that Edison gives. Learn the procedure as to pa tenting in the chief countries,-then secure your own legal monopoly for your rights by becoming a patentee. 3. If That workman or foreman, or your ingenious friend has produced a clever in ention. put him on ...
SOME PROBLEMS IN WHEAT FARMING. (Written specially for the "Farmers' Gazette" by Mr. J. H. Refshauge). [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 1 May 1914
SOME PROBLEMS IN WHEAT FARMING. (Writton specially for the. "Farmers' Gazette" by Mr. J. .I. R1efshange). Adam Smith wrote: "Agri6ulture is the proper business of all newi colonies. the industry. of agriculture' is the one on which a country must depend for defenco, health, strength, and perman ence." Land out of cultivation means a sheer loss to theo ntional wealth, as well as a loss of ocoupation in the country, and'a congestion of labor in cities.. George Washington, in his address to Congress-in 1796, said, "It will not be doubted i?with reference oither. to industrial or-:national welfare, thait agriculture is of primary import :ance: In proportion as nations ad :'ance,' in population and other cir curnmstnces of maturity, this~ truth be comes more apparent, and renders the cultivation of the soil more and more 'an aspect of public patronage." At ?he last census (1911) it was found that in Victoria there were 147,000 primary producors. Of these, 27,351 males and 7569 females wo...
IS ROMANCE POSSIBLE NOW? [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 1 May 1914
*' IS-ROMANCE POSSIBLE NOW? Ft ThiF Milky- AV.L a ' novel much c davii ' Leglain ;'just =vow" gave can 'answer ,to- caii iiterviewerc the:L ans'eri o th ie b type tf modern' woman', de,~ ing, that oiianice shouhl he cocu efined mnesely' to loi a in its narrow Insens- ' h~'saW'? _?ejl id . s surely this conti'1 thi t rihas proi'cid llying is as raonaninc as-?any thlere hals been.'' But tih iiti spersisted .in iregarding thie .wo'rd s firmly winked 'with '"'love.'' o i omne? as imply-ingsglauiour, hjiy ever1Tliis' a1essie hates. ..GlalmourNi is. no f.inults. It is "llsio: ia?: lai " isi.:-nian, and whiihitheil Ptc t =is uuAlisced that there arelicaps ofi? shortcominugs iii hinm love flies, ri itias g o-to sonhebody who .never- existed , cbd --" 'The t?wentieth i.century is -analytical and not roantilitiin love' icontinued Miss Tenul soi Jesso anil a 'good thing. too. It saves itself so :many blunders and so. much. pain. - ishi the prenup tial period were made less of in a girl's mind ...
DANGERS OF WHITE BREAD. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 1 May 1914
DANGERS OF WHITE BREAD. Dr. Mo'teuuis has issued a work, "Witite Bread: -Its .Dangers and the Remedy, Natural Bread."' The work is the beginning of a campaign in France against white bread. The book deveiops the idea that white bread is a scientific error, and consequently a source of ruin. Professor Lotulle, in Inis- impressive, preface, points oub that the .study ofi his great problem of out tiin" isethe dutby ol everyone, for itl is a.questionl of national health and fortuiinb.. .Exact, analyses and ligures, isoentific data on.the role of mijiegals, soluble fermonts, and the value of liv ing coin explain how. white bread is an imiprotant factor, not only of constipa tiion,. appendicitis, and maladies of aie digestive track, but of' alcoholism, iu b rculosis, in a word, of the.dCgencra bioh of the race. Why Pillows arle Harmful. i'iYou are only one out of millions," said a West aEnd physician to me (writes a contributor to 'a London paper) when I complained that. my night's sleep ...
MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 1 May 1914
MARKETS. Butter.-Extreme depression is be ing lclt in tihe local butter nmarket-as a reoSlt of oth ' COmipeoiLon Of Quceens land and N\w aoSLLI \Vales butter, wrlch are being purchased at lower pi)ces in lieu or \ ,ocurImin secondary surtors. Cilo,cest butter is still be rig sold at 1/2; good au? mord,u qua lfiy butters are quoted clown to loid, ,rid tor poor and ralO cream lots lo?ner prices aro accepted. Prine so paracl'rr and prlvate nairy butters can be purchased for 9d, and 9'd, and rme dilll to good, s?orekeepers' alid mixed lots, down to 8:,d. Milk.-T-'io olioial quotation of the \'icorlan \\Wholesalo M-lilk Producers' Association is 1/ per gallon for resh milk &lt;lolivered. SUioeese.-Thfero is a very actise de nmand lor new cheese, wnich is scarce. Unoice mellow matured is quoted at 8d, and in some instances 8id, and semi-matured at 7d to 71d. lMediurn and loaf sizes., suitable for export, are selling readily at 7d to 7;d, me ditun to good at 6ct to 6Od, and a tow i...
PRESIDENT WILSON'S WIFE VISITS SLUMS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 1 May 1914
PRESIDEN~Ti W!LSNi'S WIFE VISITS SLUIS. With characteristic thoroughness and independence, 31rs. Wilson, wife of Pro sideut Wilson, and her daughter, have pa'id a visit to the slums of Washing ton to so for themselves the e'onditio,,s in which smore of the poorest, and many \ of tLh wor.st elements ofethe peo ple, exist. 'Th'v found these conditions so bad that Ihey took bi.k Lt. the 'resident a very grave report. In con iequence the President is suplar ii." ai Bill by which it is intcnlctid to clear awaiy the worst of the slunt areas in the course of ten years. New and wide streets are to beo maude through the districts which are at present centres where diseases, im morality, and crinme are rimpant.
INCREASING FAT PERCENTAGE OF MILK. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 1 May 1914
OF MILK. In au artiole entitled, "Facts Elicited by Danish, German and Swedish Cow Testing Associations," in " Hoard's Dairyman," J. J. Dunno says: Regarding the possibility of increas ing the fat percentago of the milk through the use of selected animals iot breeding the investigations show: 1. The possibility of increasing th.. fat percentage of the miik is bayuid al; doubt feasible through careful selection. 2. In dividing a herd into two sec tions, namely, those that throw after the bull and those that throw after the cow, the owner is able to substantiate with considerable preoision the influence of each parent animal on the offspring. 3. The finfluenco of bulls may be traced by comparing the average Imlli yield and fat percentage of the heifers sired by them with that of their dams and, if possible, granddams at the same age. 4. The influence ol the bull's dais and granddam on the fat percentage i' the milk of the heifers sired by him has been .clearly proved. It is precisely ...