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BEEF GROWING. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
BEEF GROWING. "The farmer who increases the pro ductive value of his land, either by restoring soil fertility, or by growing better grains, makes a personal suc cess, and, to an extent, becomes a public benefactor," says the "Farm Bulletin." So said someone whose name we cannot for the moment re member. If this be true of the grain farmer, what can be said of the pro gressive Stock raiser? There never was a time wlleh there was BO great a lleed of growing two pounds of beef where only one grew before, as there is at present. Such a marked increase may be possible only in some instan ces, hut very great improvement is needed in the cattle of the majority of our grazing farms and stations. Not every cattle man is in a position to raise pure breds, but none, can afford to raise scrubs. And none can afford not to feed up to the animal's full-ca pacity. ?
BALDNESS CURED BY FREEZING [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
BAt-DNESS CURED BY FREEZING Can baldness be cured by cold atmospheric treatment f This is a question that has been occupying the attention of scientists. Sir Ernest Shackleton, the explorer, laid stress upon the fact that many o! the men in his expedition before their sojourn in the Antarctic regions wera remarkable for the thinness of their locks. They had barely been a few weeks in the frozen South, however, than their hair began to grow, and when they returned from their expedl* tion all had hair remarkable for ita thickness and luxuriance. It has been remarked also that nearly all the men who work the greater part of the day in cold storage rooms have good heads of hair. The laws of Nature would seem M emphasize the fact that cold is favour able to the growth of hair. Take the case of the animals. In no countries of the world is their fur so thick and luxuriant as in the frozen Arctic re gions. By a special dispensation of Providence the animal dwellers there are given an extra ...
GREATER THAN GOLD Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London & Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER VI. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
GREATER THAN GOLD By L. T. MEADE, Author of "The Soul ot Margaret Rand," etc. Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London & Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER VI. When Mrs. Bellairs met her son he had contrived to smarten himself up th1T «mUch leSB wild and shabby !'|T P? tl|e Previous day. She made him join her in the tonneau oC her motor-car, and there she slipped the T°"oy into ''Is hand. His face lit up with an amazing joy. "Oh! mother, you are a brick!" he exclaimed. "Is it as much as I asked for, mother?" ^es, Ralph; there are fifteen hun ..(,,Pl°uU,'!, s in notes in "'at bundle." Mloth! exclaimed the young man, you reaiiy are a wonder! How ever did you get If?" Mrs. Bellairs became very white. Don t ask me, Ralph. I can never tell you-never. This Is n secret .be tween you and me." "Does my stepfather know?" 'No, Ralph; and you must never breathe the subject to him. If you do you will kin me. As it is, I have been almost killed. I never, never be liev...
PREPARATION OF SHEEP SKINS FOR MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
PREPARATION OF SHEEP SKIN8 FOR MARKET. In the preparation of sheep skins for market we would like to emphasise the care that is necessary in the tak ing off of the skin and its drying. The utmost care should be taken to avoid cutting or damaging the pelt when Bkinning. All fat or meat must ? be cut off, the leg and face pieces remov ed, and care exercised to prevent any blood or dirt getting on "either the wool or flesh side. As regards drying, it is necessary first to spread out the skins in the shade and finish drying them either on wires or in sheds where the weath er cannot affect them. Particular care must be taken to dry the points of the .skin. The skin should, when properly dried, be folded in two, head to tail, wool outside, and pressed into bund les, weighing about 1 to 1% cwt. In tying the bundles, it is just as well to see that the rope (or wire, if rope is not obtainable) Is tied around each end, so that it is impossible for thieves to pull out skins during transit to m...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
W. J. CHAMPION BEGS TO ANNOUNCE . THE ARRIVAL OF i-1 0 Autumn andWinter Goods CHOICE MILLINERY Wo are providing larger than usual in this department, and trust to ] participate largely in supplying Clunes and district. Our Moderate Prices for Ladies' ArtiBtic Head Attire, compared with high city prices, should bo an incentive to purchase locally. OUR MOTTO : Highest Class Millinery at Moderate Prices. We have secured the services of a competent City Milliner, who will uphold our reputation as a First-Class Millinery House. Miss M'Donald is also an expert in the Modern Corset and Under wear demands oi the present moment. We are Agents for DR- JAEGER'S SANITARY WOOL SYSTEM' Several Lines Stocked. THE WORLD'S POPULAR CORSET Ib the " P-D.," which we stock in all the Latest Long Models. Also, the Long EABO CORSET. All Makes and Sizes in Stock. GENTS' TAILORING. are UP-TO-DATE TAILORS. Suits to Order But High-class Tailoring is our Speciality. Satisfaction Guaranteed at X>OB*t Forget w...
AMERICAN HUMOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
AMERICAN HUMOUR. The Unexpootod-The office-bo* opened the door and looked in. "My grandmother " he began. "Bah I" snorted the boss, "Has just died " "Wowl" yelled the boss. "Has just died and left me & lot of money-and I've resigned. See?" And he softly closed the door. "Cleveland Plain Leader." .»... Procrastination.-A gentleman who ' had been in Chicago only three days, but who had. been paying attention to a prominent Chicago belle, wanted to propose, but was afraid he would be thought too hasty. He delicately broached the subject as follows: "If I were to speak to you of mar riage, after only having made your acquaintance three days ago, what would you say to it?" "Well, I should say, never put off till to-morrow what you should havo done the day before yesterday. "Life." a . o a o . o On tho' Contrary.--Tiie stroke of midnight had just died away, when Mrs. Miggs'shook her sleeping side partner and chattered "H-Henry, lis ten 1 So-someone's breaking in 1" Henry sat up an...
EXPERIMENTS WITH FERTILISERS. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
EXPERIMENTS WITH FERTILISERS. Every man must study his own soil and crop conditions. Experiment sta tions may practise from now until tlie end of time, and still not .be able to answer the question for the individual farmer. Principles can be established, the needs of different crops can be learned, the composition of fertilisers can be determined, chemical and phy sical analyses may show wherein . soils differ; but when it comes to the : question o£ the profitable use of fertil 1 isers, each farm, each paddock must answer for itself. That is, careful, intelligent and accurate experiments ; must bo carried on by every farmer, ' gardener, and orchardist who wishes to settle this point. In all fertiliser experimental work it is important that the land UBed be as uniform in soil condition and previous manuring and cropping as can be procurfid, . The size of plots may vary according to the nature of the crop from two square rods to one-tenth to one-third of an acre, or larger if desired...
Markets. MELBOURNE SHEEP MARKET Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
Markets. MELBOURNE SIIEEP MARKET Tuesday. Fat sheep:-16,900 yarded. .Quo tations .-Prime crossbred wethers, -23s to 25s 6d ; extra prime, 27s to 29s Cd, with a few to 35s; good, 20s to 22B 3d; seconds, 17s to 19h ; in ferior, to 14s lid ; primo crossbred ewes, 20s to 22s; oxtra primo, 23s to 2Gs ; odd beasts to 30s 9d ; good, 17s to 19a ; seconds, 13s to 14s 9d; primo merino wethers, 20s to 23s; good, 15s Id to 18s 3d ; prime merino ewes, 8s Cd to lis 6d. Fat lambs:-7000 penned. Quotations :-Prime, 14s 9.d to 17s; extra prime, 17s 6d to 20s; a few to 22s; and odd Iambs to 26s ; good, 12s 6d to 13s 9d ; seconds, 10s 6d to 12s; inferior, from 9s.
Barbaric School System. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
Barbaric School System* Dr Albert Wilson, the Pinim-nt criminologist, lectured at the In ternational Club tor Psychical Research last night (save "The, Daily News," March 11}, and i tbpre was some curiosity as to two exhibits on the table until I rhe lecturer explained that one ! was a half of a human brain pre ( served in formalin ; the other an ape's. Dr Wilson's subject was "The Physical Basis of Psychic Mani festations." He apologised for the length of the title. He referred to foroible feeding, and said that, by the simple plan of introducing food into the hollow of the cheek, the "gr^an-si refinement of torture" could be avoided- Some applause greeted 'his announcement In introducing a series of micro phonographs of brain sections, shown to the audience by lime light. Dr Wilson remarked that unfortunately we had in this country been in such a state of barbarism for the last 40 years that instead of turning out use ful people we produced people with starved brains or brains cra...
BALLARAT LIVE STOCK MARKET. Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
BALLARAT LIVE STOCK MARKET. Tuesday. I Fat cattle :-17*1 cattle was to-day's yarding, about one-third being good to prime quality, balance comprising all classes. The attendance of buyers was a full one, and competition throughout was active, values all | round being fully equal to lust week's highest rates, closing with a decided | upward tendency. Quotations : Prime pens bullocks, £14 10s to £15 10s ; extra do, to £16 12s 6d : good pens bullocks, £11 10s to £13; medium, £9 10s to £10 10s; best cows, to £11; extra, to £12 5s. Calves :-31 penned, best forward selling to £5 5s. Sheep :-4223 penned for to-day's sale, the majority being medium descriptions, including a number of ewes in lamb. Only a small proportion being good quality, with a small number of prime. The market opened brisk at a substantial advance on last. week's rates, and closing strong, with an upward ten. dency. Quotations:-Prime cross bred wethers, 23s to 31s; extra quality, 33s to 35s; heavy weights, 37s to 39s ; ...
Road to Success. APPLICATION TELLS. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
Road to Success. APPLICATION TELLS. Education looks for its justifica tion largely to the proposition that a boy or man trained to con-1 quest in one thing will be vio-1 toriouB over his next difficulty. . I " Faoulty," which is after all largely willingness to work and j to take pains to think closely about the task in hand, is ap-1 plicable almost everywhere. People often say that a man who : ia a genius in one direction is en tirely without faculty in some different work, and yet in many cases where people of great at tainment have turned themselves t > ;> nfff tank they have shown Uie samii. qualities, if in a different decree, which made, them successful elsewhere. It is true that a man trained to oni' kind of work is as likely to olun'W as a novice when turning his hand to something new, and ' 0 ? \ because people are used to seeing him successful they exaggerate his failure at a first attempt. They say that his abilities lie j elsewhere, that he should stick to his own ...
BALLARAT PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
BALLARAT PRODUCE MAR KET. The quotations are:--Wheat, 3s 9d for prime milling. Oats: Fair feed, Is 9d to Is lOd for- stout, heavy milling. Peas, 4s to 4s 3d. Barley: Prime,' 3s ? 4d; fair to good, 2s lOd to 3s. Cape, 2s to 2s 3d. Flour, £9. Bran, ..£5. ' Pollard, £5. Potatoes, new £5 to £5 10s. Hay : Best chaffing, £2 to £2 2s 6d; manger, £2 5s to £2 7s 6d. Straw, 32s 6d. BALLARAT DAIRY PRODUCE MARKET. Phillips and Chamberlain' report": Butter : Prime factory. printB Is 2d; lump, Is 1 ; separator, lOd to lOj/cl; dairy, 8d. Eggs, Is 4d. Bucon : Sides, lid ; middles, Is; hams, Is 3d Honey, 3d to 3j^d. Lard, 7^d. Oheese, 7^&lt;>d. Onions : Brown Span ish, £8. New Potatoes, £5 to £6. As the result of an explosion at the New River collieries in West Virginia over 200 men were entombed at the 600 feet level. A rescue party was promptly organised, and rescued two men who were seriously injured. The party was unable to reach the other men. The explosion was bo severe that it was ...
Farm as a Factory. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
"Farm as a Factory, Many an up-to-date farm is taking on the aspect of a real factory. What is it but a manufacturing plant where raw materials are converted into finished products? It is as in noli so as any so-oalled . it M>nsr. The editor of "Farm i£ ni. t'i iui;" tells of being asked n> ligure on the speeds and sizes of pulleys for a farm power house near Springfield, O This farmer has a real farm factory. He put in a line shaft and from this he will run a churn, cream separator, corn sheller, dump, teed cutter, bone grinder ind feed mill. .An eight-horse power engine will furnish the power- Later he intends to operate an electric lighting plant and some other machines from rliis same shaft Tins makes a very convenient and economical arrangement- It increased the usefulness of the engine. Where it is necessary to move the engine trom one job to another the tendency will be oftentimes to do some of them by hand rather than go to the trouble of moving the engine. By having t...
REAL BROKEN HEARTS. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
REAL BROKEN HEART8. The late Sir George Paget, in one of Ills Icctures which were published some years ago under the editorship of liis son, stated that in most cases where death is attributed to ".broken heart" no rupture of that organ lian actually taken place, although un doubtedly mental troubles do fre quently cause disease of the body. He mentioned an actual case of broken heart which was cited by Dr. J, K. Mitchell, of the Jefferson Col lege, Philadelphia. In an early period of his medical career, Dr. Mitchell acted as ship's doctor to a vessel sail ing from Liverpool to one of the American "ports. He became on very good terms with the captain, who was eagerly anticipating the return voy age because then he was to be mar ried to the lady of his choice. He had brought many coBtly jewels to pre sent to the lady as bridal gifts. So often did the captain discourse upon the lady and her charms that Dr. Mitchell 'became wearied, and avoid ed him whenever he could. When the ship lan...
What She Wanted. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
What She Wanted. Slie walked into the public library and sweetly said: "I would like 'The Red Boat,' please." The librarian diligently searched the catalogue and came back with: "I don't think we have such a book." Flushing a bit, she said sweetly, ?'May the title be 'The Scarlet Yacht?" Again he looked, with the same re-' .eult. Then, with her pretty fingers she dived into her bag, consulted a 'slip of paper, and said: "Oh, I beg your pardon. I mean the 'Rubiyat.'"
IMPERMEABLE TO X-RAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
IMPERMEABLE TO X-RAYg, It' is well known that persons wh# conduct lengthy experimental work with 'X-rays',' and those who have occa sion to make use of them in regular practice, are exposed to a certain dan ger of injury from these rays. M. Bettremieux has prepared a flexible silk fabric, impregnated with threa times its own weight of lead phospho stamiate. Tbis fabric is said to be as opaque to 'X-rays as a lead plate, whil# being, of course, much more flexible And handy. It can, for example, be made into. gloves for the operator's ; bands.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
Burning Ir&tffon. Worse Night and Mor';'." - ^?.*!cura Soap arid Cuticura OirilW,. --J. Also Used Them for Scalp ." Caroona, Via Qulrlndl, N. 8. W. . Email raah camo on my chest and fihouldcf:. with a burning Irritation, which woulde6»' wore? night and morning and than tho Itclk tug would go for a while. This lasted fo» twp yoare, during Which .tlmo I bathod.ld with different lotions with Uttlo ponnanenb' effect. At last X determined to tryCutlcura Soap and Ointment. . I-used to. bathe tho parts -with tho Cuticura Soap and then put tho Cuticura Ointment on. and I could feel .rollof in H-voiy short time.'so I kept on till . Jfwasc\irp(^and I'havpliail nonreturn gftha ."trouble fopabotit.-twcivo months,. . >' . ' "Cutl6ura;96ap and Ointment I havo found are roally.Eootl for tho scalp and stop tho Boir irom falling out. I am sure thera. Is nothing to equal tho Cuticura Soap and] iOintment, and I havo heard several say soi bcsldos myseir." (Slgred) S. Brown, Fob-1 ruary, 1013...
SOUND WAVES TELL COURSE OF PASSING SHIP. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
SOUND WAVES TELL COURSE OF PASSING SHIP. A device for determining' the direc tion of movement of a passing ship in time of fog- or darkness gave satisfac tory results in recent tests at Liver pool, England. This apparatus sim ply registers the directions from which the sound waves come in successive blasts of a steam whistle or fog horn. The receiver, mounted in the rigging of the receiving ship, is shaped like a drum, and has cells, each of which is sensitive to sound waves coming from one direction only. These cells ttie electrically connected with small electric lamps on an indicator board, a lamp being lighted as the corre sponding cell receives a sound impres sion. By the consecutive lighting of ihese lamps the course of the passing Vessel is calculated. In case signals are heard from several ships simul taneously, groups of cells for certain 'directions can be switched out as Tfe quiied.
COFFEE FROM DRIED FIGS. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
.COFFEE FROM DRIED FIGS. Ii ts claimed that an excellent coffee can be made from dried and roasted .figs, which need not be of the first Quality.. Theynre dried in the sun, or ,ilLevaporating pans, according- to cli mato,~aua-tiion rousted in ovens _}iu_ brown, or almost black and quite brit tle. They are then ground up, and the resultant powder is pressed into tab lets. These must be kept dry. When made use of they are merely dissolved In hot water. One hundred kilos of the dry figs give seventy-five kilos of the --dry powder. The figs cost 15 francs, . knd the powder sells for 60 francs wholesale, and one hundred or more at retail, so that the trade ought to be profitable if a demand can be cre ated. The beverage is said to be agreeable in color and flavor with a somewhat sweeter taste than that made from chicory.
DICKENS' BEARD. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 1 May 1914
DICKENS' BEARD. On December 29, 1855, the men of the French "Army of the Orient" the Crimean veterans who had storm ed the Alma heights side by side with the. British troops, who had come to the timely assistance of the redcoats a" Inkermann, and had captured the great Maiakhoff -fortress, the key of.'. Sebasto^oi-were passed in review by the French Emperor in the Place Ven-. dome. Two interesting features mark-' &lt;?d this memorable parade-which, by the way, one may see faithfully repro duced in miniature at the Paris "Army Museum." One was the presence of the sur vivors of Napoleon I.'s Imperial Guard, . the heroes of Austerlitz and Wagram, of Jena and Waterloo. Bent and shrunken in their quaint, old-fashion eu uniforms, tliey were appropriately grouped around the base of the Ven dome Column, the lofty shaft of bronze -sculptured with scenes of battle, cast by the Emperor's decree from the cannon his soldiers had captured from their foes. Less conspicuous, but equally not...