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PROGRESS. Facilitatlag Wheat Traffic. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 29 July 1914
PROGRESS. Faciiitatinjj Wheat Traffic. With regard to .correspondence from the local Progress Associ ation, the following letter has been received from the Acting Secretary for Railways:—"Ad verting to your letter of 13th ultimo, I am directed to intimate that the request of your Associ ation for an additional siding at Quambatookhasbeen investigated but it is considered that the existing accommodation • is sufficient for reasonable require ments, and in the circumstances the Commissioners regret they cannot at present see their way to authorise the expenditure that would be involved in acceding to the request. I am to add, how ever, that the matter will be kept in view, and as. soon as it appears that additional siding room is essential the Com "missionerc will be glad to issue the necessary. instructions for- a suitable extension of the present accommodation to be made." A Poser. At the meeting of the'local branch People's Party on Satur day evening.Mr James Cameron queried whethe...
BOORT CUN CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 29 July 1914
BOORT CUN CLUB. On Saturday'last the Boort gun club held its first ladies' day, \vV.?u some fourteen feather shots com peted for the good -bracelet presen ted by the club. Starlings were tr>pped on the occasion, and tlu successful competitor turned up in Brtice Pater.-,on, after an interesting strug^li wi.h Fellows and Jiu; Baines. During the afternoon tea was handed round to tbe many ladies present by the members of experienced by all present. Ap pended arc the scores: — Miss Paterson nominated Bruce . Paterson ... • ... 12 Miss Wong Tart nominated G. W. Fellows ... ... 11' Mrs J. 11. Haines nominated Jim • 13ai es ... ... 10 Mrs Toose nominated P. H. Tcose ... . ... 6 Mrs Weaver nominated Job Weaver ... ... 6 Mrs Barclay nominated Harry . Barclay .... . ... 6 Mrs Waters nominated Leu' Waters ... ... 6 Mrs T. K; Baiucs ' nominated T. K. Baiin-s ... ... 6 Mrs McCWlLiud nominated Fred McClelland ... ' ... 5 MrsS; Aiblett nominated Sam Uiblett" " " ... v ... b Miss U. Giblett nomin...
Oakvale Coursing Club. AN ENJOYABLE QUTING. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 29 July 1914
Qakvale Coursing* Club AN ENJOY A13 LE Oul'IN'O. Last Wcdnoslay, uider the auspiccs. of the O.ikvJe Coursing Club, a sweepstake was com-.. menced, but • harcia ware abnor mally scarce, and the completion had to be held over until Monday. There were then three dogs left in, viz., '.Messrs D. Gardiner's Take Down,' W. Shaw's Wait-a ■ while-..an'd A; Reid's Lady. The Oakvale residents are nothing if not "sports," so on Monday they got a: further nomination of eight dogs for a second sweepstake. Mr D. Gardiner scooped the ,double with Take Down and Star light. There was an abundance of hares on Monday, and some splendid runs resulted. The properties. coursed over were Messrs E. Keating's, Coughlans' and Forrester's on the first day, arid Messrs Whitehead's. Smith's an:l Ritchie's, who deserve the club's bast thanks. At the con clusion of the meat, the President (Mr E. Moore) moved a hearty vote of thanks to the ladies who catered bountifully on both d^ys, as.well as to i\lr M. Coughil'i...
SOME SHIRE MEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 29 July 1914
SDWJE SHSRE MEr.13. \Vo give bslow some of the subjects touched on by Cr T. J. O'DonnoIl during his Quambatook addres-i, which, though belated, saoaiil prova of in teres t STREET LIGHTING, In the time, of the old, inferior and primitive .-kerosene light they had 2-3 lamps; with a total candle power of 200.; That cost-them £90 per year." ICerang had now electric arc lamps, with a total of 10,850candle power, at a cost of :J«t £150 . annually. The tcora .xiralive cost was cheaper and I Yiorc beneficial. Not oniy alt the towns in the shire, but the whole >? th-! northern areas must and - would in flic near future have electricity.' j i DAIRY SUPERVISION. When the Dairy Supervision | Act was brought into i'orcn it j .lould ba administered by either Council or the Department. The ICerang Council was on2 of the few which decided to administer itself, knowing it would be ad ministered without harshness to producers, but be in sympathy >vith them. They hud a sph ndid nan in Mr Hooper,...
RULES FOR WIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 29 July 1914
RULES FOB WIVES. Apropos of Uor visit to America, the following philosophical &lt;lecaloguo is of special interest aa revealing tho atti tudo taltou by Mine. Georgette iiab hmco Maeterlinck, wife of tho .Bel gian Shakospoaro, toward tho wifely initios of women: 1. Kemumber always that tho true wife is tho inseparable half of tho only complete human unit, in which two .small and imperfect individualities have becorno morgcd into a largo and perfect one. 2. Each half of tho wedded wholo .otaius epocial functuns; yours aro to discern, to anticipate, to yield, to cheer, to soothe—and thus to streng then. Novor trust 'to hirelings tho esson tiiJs of your liusband'a physical woll iiciug ; understand and frequently prac tice tho art of .-.electing and preparing liis food. •1. Bo suro each duy that his cai inents are whole, clean, and suited t» tho season. 5. Oonstitute yourself an infallible barometer, whereby to forecast and render harmless those olecirical distur bances peculiar ...
Ultima v. Quambatook. Ultima, 4.10; Quambatook, 1.0. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 29 July 1914
Ultima v. Quambatook. (Jitimn, '1.10 ; Q;mnilmtook, 1.0. Tho thiici encounter between [the Ulti ma micl Q.mmbatook teams eventuated oh tins Jitima ground on Saturday last. The day wis ii perfect 0:10 for football, consequently tho attendance was Urge notwithstanding othor counter attractions. From a players point of viow tlie ground was iintmmlly bard, and it is a m:it tor for wonder that there wore ivj serious accidents. Tn viow of tho many exciting turns of tho gnu 10 tho sup* porters were a little disorderly at times, and those who take their pleasures sadly uny comfort thcnxelvas..with the ro/lection that voi'y fuvv pioyci'3 dcrivctt any advantage from th'o loud-toned sug gestions which came vociferously from the supporters of both teams, moro parti cularly the followers of tho Ultima club. Ihe players^ also added their share of advice, and it would of boon a diliicult matter for a stranger to single out the capt. while tho game was iu progress, llien again an umpire ivlio under...
THE STRAW HAT. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 29 July 1914
THE STRAW HAT. . i'eoplo never think of brushing thoir straw .hots; .the straw doesn't seom to ; a a hat inado to bo brushed, the dusl .Ke.-.n't show ou it so much, anil so ...ey brush aJ] their other hats and their straw hats go. •m if thej. would brush their stnn\ hats as thoy tlo tho others tuey would iieop fresh and good-lookiug much lun ger; this is' not so much on account of tho brushing itself as because of tho protection that brushiug it, keep ing it dean, givos it from tho effects of moisture. What makes a straw hut look shabby .s rain. If rain falls on a dusty lint I'vory dvop uploads, lixes tho dust, and makes tlio chapean dingy. Tho same rain hilling on a clean hat would have ir le^v eJieot on its appearance. Jlnihli your straw hat, and the ribbon jiift.as yon would any other, and yon will liavo tho satisfaction of keep m;&lt; iv in fair condition. Husband: "What did tho doctor say. ' Mury H" Wife; •'Not much. He asked me tu pul out inv tongue.' •"Yei "And N» sai...
FOOTBALL. NORTHERN DISTRICT ASSOCIA TION. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 29 July 1914
FOOTBALL. NORTHERN DtSTP.ICr ASSOCIA HON'. Tho competition was advanced a further stage-on Saturday last when the two northern clubs proved their - superiority o%ver their opponents, and decisively beat them. Ultima again re peated their performance by bealing Quambatook by 4 goals 6 bahinds to 1 goal G beiiinds, and Meatian turned the tables on Booriy winning easily by 6 goals 12 behinds to 2 goals G behinds. "
WHEN YOU FEEL A COLD COMING ON. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 29 July 1914
WHEN YOU FEEL A COLD COMING ON. A simple but very olfto'Jvu remedy Ii)i- "ran" throat ami chest, experi enced especially by singers and speak er*, is to drink mil milk, then lor a mill 1110 or two bathe .ho ciiest with iihIk as liot as eaii bo borne. Xliis -ones both as a stimulant and tiutri livo. For iuUumcd "raw throat," unnc &lt;u>iuI'll■)iutl by coughing, binu around tile iliroat a iliin slii|> ol wcll-pcppcreu salt pork. Alter twelve hours tlie jiork is removed and lor a lew hunt's longer a plain, Iresli lliiunol baud is substituted. Koep out ol' draughts. Instead of water lor a cold paek, somo uso alcohol, full strength; nut only is it moi'o effective, but, besides, ono is not so iiablu lo itako eold the next morning alter removing the pack. A Honolulu H'medy for sore throat is iresli pineapple, as much ns one can digest. The effect is marvellous. Carefully roust a largo lemon in tlio oven, so 'that the skill does not breali and the juico escape. To tho ho. juic...
A REAL ARISTOCRAT. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 29 July 1914
A REAL ARISTOCRAT. A geiuleinan resident- in London, who owns a beailtilul* collie, Keeps him provided, as is necessary with a collar, on which nis namo and address are engraved. Some one asked liini recently whether ihis had ever served to bring the dog back to him, and tiio question led to Jie relation or an amus ing lucidcm. "On one occasion i lost Scoti in l'icadilly," said tlio owner "1'ou knoiv how much i rush about in hansom cabs. Well, Scotie al ways goes wall me. \V'o travel a gjuil many uii.'es a week together in this way; bull on one occasion 1 was walking and missed Jiini, 1 searched for liim, bur did not Hud liuii. Tho cronil was great, and tile street 'Unf ile drowned my whistle; so alter wait ing a while, aud looking about plot y thoroughly, i wont back home without him. hoping ho might liiid his way bad;- himself. In about two hours at'.er my arrival, u hansom cab drove up to tho door, and out jumped Sco i. Tile cabman rang for his faro, and, thinking ho had captured...
VARIOUS SOILS AND HOW TO TREAT THEM. CLAY, SANDY AND LOAMY. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 29 July 1914
VARIOUS SOILS AND HOW TO TREAT THEM. CLAY, SANDY AND LOAMY. lieioro dealing lully witli tlio mat ter, wo wish to iiuiku a little oxpluna tiou of what to many may not bo per fectly clear—this in relation to the words "acidity" and ''sour," used by us and otUicrg wlion .writing about soils. When wo say remove the souruoss or acidity, wo mean one and the sumo thing, for sourness is moro often than not due to the over-acidity of tho soil. Ufteu when we talk oi acidity wo are told that it is necessary to have acid ity in tho soil. Tnis wo aro well aware of; but when tliero is too much of it the soil is poisoned or sour; henco I lie application of a different acid or S'.l.ent to correct this fault. When the case is severe We advo os.fc» drastic treatment such as liming to water logged country (after drain ing, of course) or to stiff, adhesive clay land, as m ell as to soils that are overcharged with organic or vegetable matter. Over-acidity or sourness prevents the natural ferment or deca...
LEGUMES AS FARM CROPS. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 29 July 1914
LEGUMES AS FARM CROPS, j (By (Jimries JL&lt;\ Oass, iu "KimbuU'.s Dairy Farmer.") Practical tanners generally notico bha«t choir cultivated crops, as maize, tobacco, or potatoes, do best when grown v\ nolo a good clover sod was plougheo under. Centuries ugo, tho oust winners ui Europe recognisod tho value 01 plic legume*. Tno Greeks and itomuiis grow vetch and lucerue —or nieuieu, as it was then called. Tins name, "Medica," was given to lucerne because it sccuied to improve the boil and was such a good feed lor tlie stock that they considered it as a medicine. Uiovur was one of tho mam crops m tnc Norfolk rotation, which proved so vaiuabio in the agri cultural development of llJuglaxid m the early part oi ihu eighteenth con tury. buy beans aio natives of China auu Japan, wiieio they liavo been grown lor centuries. jL'hero -they are valued as food, as a soil improver, and as *ceU for stock. Thus, tho legumes are not, a nowly developed species or paints, but have been grown io...
WOMAN'S WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 5 August 1914
WOMAN'S "WOBLDY Olivo Sehreiner, who has recently I boon staying iii Florence, will bo ono of the speakers at tho first) general mooting of tho United Suffragists iu Loudon. This is tho first tiiuo slio lius made a publio suflrago speech. A curious and pathetio record comes from Philadelphia. Miss Sybilla Schnatz, who recently celebrated Jier eightieth birthday, has spent tifty-nino veal's in bed, having been laid asido from ordinary activities siuce sho was a girl of iweuty-ouo. Tho daughters of tho west have many odd ways of showing their indepen dents. Ill Wooiniugtou, ludiamm, there is a woman's bootblack shop, where only women are .served, and only woir.ea do Uio polishing. The woman clerk m America is 1 »liowing her initiative in various ways. Female stenogi pliers in tho Federal building in Cleveland have started a rrusado against the mice, which liavo been eating up postage stamps and valuable (I'oveimneut documents. Queen Mary h:i:> at last exercised the right, of llyiug...
TURF TOPICS. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 5 August 1914
TURF TOPICS. (By "FlMningtoii.") A recent count showed tliut the hor ses in work at i^Jcmiugton and Caul iikold Jiumbor in all somothiug like 650. Probably another hundred can bo found on tho private and other training quartern round about the city. Wo aro thus woll oil tor horses to carry on racing about Melbourne in tho now season. It would at tho end ot next July bo interesting to know how many of these horses liuvo over paid their way for the li.' months. Only a comparatively small percentage can possibly do this. The majority must tail moro or less. Hut oven tne uulueky owners hang on as long as petiole in tne Hope or their hordes developing lorni that will compensate lor all previous disappoint' meiits. .Now and again, tho reward is suliieient to compensate, but in most. eases, the owner never receives ! the return that his enterprise should , merit. It is puzzling why proved bau ! hor.scs are kept going mouth after mouth and sometimes season after sea son, but it is so. One o...
WOMEN'S INTERESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 5 August 1914
WOMEN'S INTERESTS. (By "Ambrosias.") "JjcavcH Prom a llousokeoper a Uook" in oaeantially uu Engliah book, but whilo wo can't perhaps follow up somo of tho advieo given it is well worth our whilo to road tho book, for it is «s refreshing and uncommon as a housewife's confabulatiou with a wise mother. 1'hilosophy is tucked into many a leaf that might seem to the polite and distant mistress of servants merely a recital of house-keeping ex periences. Over twenty year# ago, it may bo said, this anonymous writer published ".From Kitchcu.to Garret,'7 a book that ran into eleven editions, and the present is the outcome of numberless requests for another. "1 hope/' says the writer in a preface, "that some day conditions will bo even easier thau they are now, when many things are , *peciaUsevl, housekeeping is nuule I so mechanical that it has ceased to be | an art." fc>o much is thurc packed into the book in over three hundred pages that the only wise thing lor tho reviewer is to cull a f...
TIT FOR TAT. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 5 August 1914
TIT FOR TAT. Put, was in lodgings, and was greatly annoyed by tlie landlady helping her self to his provisions. She began by taking a pioco of liis butter, ;md when 1'at cauio homo silo said : "1'nt, I'm taking a little of your butter, but I'm wot liko other land ladies—I'm telling you." Next day it was an egg, and bo oil. Every day there was something taken and put, olF with tho same romark: "I'm not like other landladies, I'm telling you." - Of course there was never any re ductions in Pat's bill. Ouo Saturduy his bill tamo to a larger amount, than usual. Put .looked at it, bundled up a few things ill a handkerchief, walked lo tho door, and said: "Landlady, I'm nloping; I'm not liko other lodgors—I'm tolling you 1"
WHY HURRY. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 5 August 1914
WHY UU11HY. in Mexico time is of little import ante. Tho laio Sylvanus Miller, the civil engineer, who was ougaged on some railway work there, wus ouco try iug to show a native how much tho now railway would benefit tho country. "How long does it take to carry your produce to market at present ?M he ask ed. "With a mule it takes three days wus tho reply. "There you arooxcluimod Miller. "When tho new railway is in opera tion you will bo able to take your pro duce to market and return homo in one day!" "Very good, tenor," was the placid replyj "but what, .shall 1 do with the other two days?1'
OAKVALE. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 5 August 1914
OAKVALE, The' recent rains totalled 30 points. It was badly needed, as the.crops were fast withering away. On fallow land is the only place where a crop seemed to be growing, and most of the oat crop had disappeared altogether. It is likely it will advance again, but it must be some time before there will be a growth of grass owing to most of the farmers being heavily stocked. A' good downpour is sadly needed.
HONEY AND ITS USES. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 5 August 1914
HONEY AND ITS USES. Honey might witli advantage bo irioro gonornUy used than it is as an articlo of diet. The greatest l>art of tlio honey ' produced in tlio United States (says an American authority) is Secured by tlio largo baking' coucorns. It is. used in varying . quantities in cakes and cookies, also those mado with molasses, soon beeoino so dry that they are not palatable. But. honey cakes will keep in good • condition al most, indefinitely. indeed, thoy seoni to improve with age. In many homes honoy is a luxury. Honey is-food should not be considered a luxury, as a pound of honey costs no moro than a pound of candy, and is much better for tho children. •Broad) butter and honoy is a luxury. ' Honoy as food of diet as pies and cakes* that often mako up tho school lunchoon. Can any housewife make up a complex mixturo that is mora delicious than wholesomo bread, good butter and honey, to say nothing of digestibility". Wo hav/j substituted lionoy for molas ses in cakos and cook...
THISTLES AS FEED. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 5 August 1914
THISTLES AS FEED. A conference of municipalities was held at Talbot on \Y dnssday to consider the noxious weeds question. Ten councils were rep resented. The chairman. Cr Nichol. said the object of the conference was to confer as to the advisability of cer tain amendments being made in the Amending Thistle Act, which it was understood would be brought forward during the present silting of Parliament. The views of the Talbot shire council on the subject was thai in their municipality many thistles' were not considered noxious weeds but as good fodder for stock and a protection to the grass from frosts and winds, and it has been found that stock depasturing on land on which thistles aie growing do bet ter than on that without. As the council considered that its views on the question might probably be shared by other municipalities, an expression of opinion was asked as to the advisability of leaving the enforcement of the act to thi option of the various councils, whose ex» periences ...