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PORK PRODUCTION CONTEST. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 11 June 1914
PORK PRODUCTION CONTEST. The North Dakota pork production contest was carried on by 239 boys and girls. Each ono fed and cared for a litter of 'pigs, to Roe who could pro duce tho most pork in'the least time and. tho most economically. 1 Tho contest was won by Charles Itus-1 sell, of Bottinead. Ho produced 2903 lbs of pork from ono litter ip 203 days, at a oost of a little less than lid a: lb. The sow was a Yorkshire, nuriiber,' in litter, 14; number raised, 14; total' cost of food fed, £16/12/; profit, w b ■' pork at 3d, £lS/4/ for tho litter,. Ninety-four qualified for finals on, -the. • 20th November. Thomas Cooper, 'Director of tho' 'North Dakota1 Experiment Station, in planning the contest, gaveVout the fol lowing conditions:-/-The litter "from;, ono sow; no entry allowed where. r sow/ farrowed later tiian l5bh. 'Juue;'to bo" fed and cared for by a boy or: girl, 10 , to 18 years of age ; monthly reports to :' bo sent in of food fed; oontest to close 20.ii November. This means m...
OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 11 June 1914
(By "Busticus") There is surely some economro law that will oxact punishmont for the de struction or heifer oalves and owe lambs. : Some phases of the matter that do not occur to the uverago man, but which are, nevertheless, of vital import, wore touched upon the other . day by Mr. H. J. Mauson, Trade Commissioner for Now Zealand, whon interviewed in Melbourne. Referring to the export ql wo Jambs ho said:— "Tho iooihardincss' of tho practioo should be enforced upon the farmer by legislation, or by some other emphatic means, otherwise tlio striking decline as shown in tlio number of sheep an nually taking place must continue, to the detriment of tho State. Somo ton . years ago an agitation took place hi Now Zealand for legislation to cluck practices that were decimating flocks and herds, and I well remember when tlio late Richard John Seddon, the Prime Minister, made an announcement oh the subjoot. Hj was addr, ss ng a gathering of pastoralists at Palmeiston North, and 1 personally h...
MEATIAN v ULTIMA. AN INTERESTING GAME. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 11 June 1914
ME ATI AN v ULTIMA. AN INTERESTING GAME. A fair number of football enthusiasts assembled on iho Meatian ground to witness the first competition match of the season, payed between teams re presenting Meatian and Ultima. The ground, which is situated about a quarter of a mile from the township, was not in the best of condition for fast football, owing to the harrows having being ap- plied the same morning. With a shower of rain in the meantime, the ground should prove an ideal one for future matches. The visitors' arrived on the ground at 3 o'clock, but unfortunately the match did not commence until 3.40. Meatian players, regailed in their colors of red, white and blue, presented a uni- form appearance, and were in marked contrast to their opponents in physique, for more than half of their number avera- ged six feet. In the air they beat the Ultimaites almost at every stage, but the visitors' held their own on ground play. N. Booth, of Cannie, was elected captain, and his brother Dick...
ANIMAL TRAINING. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 18 June 1914
ANIMAL TRAINING. Most people have heard of the eeit- j bratcd calculating horses of Elberfeld, who can do anything up to calculating square roots, in addition to being pro iioient at spelling. It would now ap pear, according to tho Paris press, that although theso feats aro actually per formed, they aro duo to a very clover device. An animal trainer has in- | formed tho 'Matin' that ho has utilised a syptom of wireless telegraphy for training animals to do all sorts of tricks. Tho receiver is placed in tho horse's bridle, while tho trainer or an assistant manipulates the transmitter, and by a codo of signals, which aro not difficult to teach, tho animals can be mado to givo any desired "answer." It is suggested that this system is used in tho case of tho celebrated Elherfield horses. Prior to tho utilisation of wire less telegraphy, tho trainer mentioned employed a method of signals by means of a tooth-piclr. i
NEWS SUMMARY. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 18 June 1914
NEWS SUSIKARY. A wrestling match, between Zbyslso and Americus resulted in a u;uw. lie event lasted for 59 minutes, duing which time neither wrestler scored a fall. The steamer Angola, with 76,635 bags of wheat, loaded iiy Messrs. Dar ling and Son, cleared from Geelong on Friday for Chili. Mr. Duncan Cameron, of Dalyenong Station, has cut wool 13in. long from a merino wether that had been lost in scrubby country for four years. A doublo dissolution has been granted by the Governor-General, and ! the Commonwealth Pai iiament will be dissolved . as soon as a temporary Supply Bill has been passed. Tessa Donaldson, aged 5 years, daughter of Mr. "VV. Donaldson, of Charlton, was severely burned from the knees to the chin on Friday. A spark from a fire caught her night dress. The child rushed into the passage with the garment blaznig, and her mother put the fire out, injuring her hands in doing so. .An endeavor which has been made by' the Master Masons' Society to have tlio stone-cutters' ...
TINKERING. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 18 June 1914
TINKERING. Jim Blinkouslioofc is always busy, he never knows an idle hour; but all ho does is weird and dizzy, and brings him neither wealth nor power. Ho starts a job with fiery ardor, and tires when it's tin'eo-quarters done; and so'there's little in his larder, and ho is always short of mon. He always has a scheme so splendid it makes all other projects wilt; "you'll see mo classed, when all is ended," he tells his friends, "with Astorbilt." Ho has no lazv bones within him, with energy he's all athrob, but it' iiupossiblo to pin him down to a sane and steady job. And so bis wife is doing washing, or beat ing carpets in tlio sun, whilo Blinken shoot goes wildly sloshing from ono fool sehemo to t'other one. He sees his neighbors going sanoly to "do their tasks from day to day; they prosper well, while he is vainly inventing projects "hound to pay."* The Blinkonshoots, in endless numbers, wo see around us year by year; the cheery, futile tribe encumbers the whole blamed, surface of ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 18 June 1914
THE AUSTRALIAN ESTATES AND __ MORTGAGE 00. LTD. WOOL WAREHOUSES, 573 to 579 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE. WOOL AND GRAIN auction sales of wooL^d^sk.ns. TALLOW AND GBA,N liberal cash advances onth* ensuing clip op WOOL For Sale in Melbourne or Shipment to London. The Company act Strictly as Selling Brokers. ADVANCES Oiv GRAIN. YOU MAY REST ASSURED £ leecham's Pills will be of great service to you if your stomach is out ©f order T mr your liver is sluggish. conditions of life in these days we so strenuous thai / ©early everybody is a£ times, overtaken by various derangements of the digestive . * V gtuu. Even the strongest and healthiest occasionally require a little corrective «| medicine It is worth remembering that thousands of people have proved th« BEEQHAM'S ^ ■ "y ***' * owirtve errcct upon the disturbed organs and restore them tO thdf ^ normal healthy state. This splendid preparation has a world-wide reputation for Zrabawmg the ailments arising from stomach and liver and kidney dis...
MEAT VERSUS VEGETABLES FOR FOWLS. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 18 June 1914
MEAT VERSUS VEGETABLES FOR FOWLS. .Six generations of hens were fed. ex clusively on raw flesh by Mr. IT. Houssay, by way of experiment, which, lasted seven years. At first the . no tion of the meat seemed favorable, and at it he end of two years, says "Cos mos," the increase in the size of the birds and improvement of their laying and plumage would have led to the con clusion that this diet was benefioial. As time went on, however, there were signs of poisoning and organic fatigue; deforming arthritis appeared, only cured-by a return to vegetables. All the organs were greatly modified, and heredity of these changes was beyond doubt, as they were found on chicks before they were old enough to be af- ! foctod by growth.,. • Mr. Houssay also noted .that the flesh diet was particularly injurious to the germs and consequently to the breed. In fact, the percentage of fer tile eggs fell from 100 to 6.85 during the experiment. The-vitality of the-chickens likewise decreased continually, an...
ALL THE DIFFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 18 June 1914
ALL THE DIFFERENCE. 'Fronok aystoln : of ' /'moxiagiu "'do: oon venanco, or, in plain English, of mar riage for money, produces is well il lustrated by a story winch a hronch paper tells. Marie, a young lady, announces to her parents that she has accepted the hand of Monsieur X. "Child, you are orazy 1" exclaims Marie's mother. "But why, mamma?" - "Young X. will have no money for many years, because it all belongs to his grandfather, and after that comes his father, and you will be old before you get the property." "But, mamma " "No buts about it—you are a bad and undut-iful child!" "But, mamma, it is tho granfather whom I're accepted I" "The grandfather! Oh, you littlo angel!"
ALL CLOCKS TO KEEP TIME. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 18 June 1914
ALL CLOCKS TO KEEP TIME. Every day at noon Greenwich time is telegraphed to the post-offices of the chief towns in the kingdom, but in ac cordance with a reform that is now con templated by the Post Office, for the outlay of' £2 a year, business houses public institutions, and other large or ganisations can have all their clocks 66t at Greenwich time every hour. ' Master clocks will be put up at all distributing centres, and these' will transmit hourly impulses to the pre mises of persons requiring the 'service. The cost of synchronizing clocks in this way will depend, to a great ex tent, oil the number of subscribers in each district. The rates chargeable within a radius of two miles of the district centre are £0 a year when there is only one subscriber on the circuit, £3 a year when there are two subscrib ers, and £2 a year where there are three or more subscribers. Already the post-offices are receiving numerous ap plications from the public for signals for the purpose of synchro...
YANDO STATE SCHOOL CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 18 June 1914
YANDO STATE SCHOOL CONCERT. The scholars of the above school gave another concert last Wednes day night. The building was full, and many had to stay outside. Or E Weaver took the chair. At the interval he presented merit certifi cates to Elossie Sutton, Daisy Miller and Leslie Sutton, which were won at the recent visit of the inspector. Mr.Weaver urged the to support the movement , Er.bstettS&a Siir R0?eas.S LnM o|«,e; r&n and Harold Johnson a smart bage Ossie Miller as Jester was ESSES -i Sri/lLSa»4iro„bis,p. peare\Tdre^dchorusof sSe^ms mutton, May Haw, and Ivy Slatter. , The Mortal Children were repre t^ri hv Len Whittaker, Dorrie ?,a er "roIII Job-ao-V St»a«' n, ,Jh Arthur Whittaker, Ken Miller Walter Sutton Val Stocks The second part of the programme j was as follows : , gids," Action song, U?,j;ttle8F^s| children • recitation, Little n 10 s , £er ' Ruth "Barnes ; dialogue, "Aunt Virginia's ^ children ; recitation. LW e. 1 Miller and Dome Sl.tter, s-iip, !?£?«.am...
A SCATTERED RACE. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 18 June 1914
i;;SC AT.TEWED ■. • 'JSvcry;few^eaiB aoiiioono maic«a . t suggestion to collect all' the Jews to gether into one land and found a Jew ish colony^—a new Judea; but such sug gestions never materialise. Few people realise how greatly the Jewish race is ' scattered in various parts of the world. Recent statistics show that there are nearly, twelve million Jews in the popu lation of the world, of whioh some three million reside in America; in New York alone there are estimated to be 1,062,000 Jews. The Jews in Africa roughly number a quarter of a million; while Asia has twice as many, and Aus tralia gives shelter to only 17,000. The bulk of the Jewish nation live in Europe, where there are about eight million Jews, of-whom no fewer than five millions belong to Russia and a million to Austria., Hungary and Germany have about a million Jews in their united population; while latest statistics return the Jews in Turkey in Europe and Roumania as 240,000 for oacli country. -'Answers.'
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 18 June 1914
SOROS S LIQUID FACE POWDER. In these days of out-door life—motoring, golfing, boating, etc.—a reliable and harm less liquid face powder is one of the neces sities cf life. SOROSES LIQUID FACE POWDER is found by experts to be a perfectly invaluable preparation and a decided improvement on the old-fashioned dty powder. Besides improviug the appear ance it acts as a shield to the delicate skin of the face against hot winds, dust, smuts, and other extraneous matter. Price as gd per bottle. Obtainable at W. Wylie's, Boort.
HYPNOTIC CATS. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 18 June 1914
HYPNOTIC CATS. Treading on a cobra sitting up ready to strike, a resident in India, whose ex periences are related in the "Field," > wondered why the deadly fangs were delayed. Looking' round, he noticed his eat crouching andv gazing at the reptile 1 steadily with mesmeric effect, for the snake seemed unable to move, and while in this condition he killed it. Another time, when sleeping in an open cot in tho verandah, he woke to find on one side of the bed a huge cobra with head erect ready to.strike, on the other the glistening green eyes of. his cat. The snake remained quite still, so he ran into tho room to fetch a gun, and; coining -back, poked tho reptile's head with the barrels; but it did not take the slightest notice, and seemed like a stuffed and lifeless crea ture. He then placed his hand in front of the cat's eyes .by .way of experiment, when immediately the spell was remov ed, the cobra raised itself, hissed, and assumed an offensive attitude. He then took his hand awa...
COMPLIMENTARY SMOKE NIGHT. UNAVOIDABLE ABSENCE OF SIR ALEX. PEACOCK. MR H. ANGUS, M.L.A., SOLE REPRESENTATIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 18 June 1914
COMPLIMENTARY SMOKE NIGHT. UNAVOIDABLE ABSENCE OF SIR ALEX. PEACOCK. MR H. ANGUS, M.L.A., SOLE REPRESENTATIVE. A large gathering of residents from far and near attended at the Mechanics hall, Boort, last evening, where a com plimentary smoke social ha-1 been pro vided in honor of the proposed visit of Sir Alexander Peacock, but unfortu nately he was unable to be present owing to the resignation of the Pre mier, Mr W. Watt, and Sir Alexander being sent for to take the position. However, in a wire forwarded, Sir Alexander Peacock stated that he would visit Boott at an early date. There were representatives present from Barrapoort, Gredgwin, Oakvate, | Marmal, t'atumnal, Mysia, Leaghur, Yando, and Boort, and Mr Job Weaver occupied the chair. The visit to Boort I was in connection with the establish- . ment of a higher elementary school here, in which the whole district is most enthusiastic. After the toast of "The King, the chairman invited all present to partake of the repast provided...
WEDDED IN A WHITE SMOKING JACKET. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 18 June 1914
WEDDED IN A WHITE SMOKING JACKET. Among the host of JS'ew York's •o.iieg brides tho palm for originality is unani mously accorded to Miss Katlierine Biirritt, who was recently married, to Mr. Harold H. Deeming. Tho couple were married in the studio of tho bride's parents, and the keynote of ho ceremony was unconventiouality. Tho bridegroom woro a smokmg-jaokot of white, vicuna, liuished with white sa tin, and his trousors were adorned, with broad stripes of whito silk at tho sides. The bride woro a long-trained, sleevo ess mediaeval gown of whito satin char i mouse, elaboratey trimmed with ropes of pearls, and a cap similarly ornam | en ted. She had 110 orange blossom or bouquet. Her robe concealed lior figure when slio stood, but revealed it at every movement, and was declared by tho 500 fashionable guests to be superbly beau tiful. Tho studio was illuminated with thou sands of candles instead of electric lights, and tlio walls were draped with Oriental hangings. Tho conventional o...
BOORT CUN CLUB. PIGEON SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 18 June 1914
BOORT CUN CLUB. PIGEON SHOOTING. The members of the Boort gun club, who had a large number of birds over from their big shoot on the 6th inst., conducted a number of sweepstake matches on Saturday la st, when some good shooting was witnessed. H. Barclay was in great form, and only missed two birds iu the six sweepstakes which were shot off, The first match was divided between P. Toose and H. Barclay, who each accounted for their 12 birds, and the same pair of shooters also divided the last sweepstake of the day from a 32 yards rise without losing a bird. L Waters, G. Fellows and H. Lanyon were equal with 7 kills each in the second competition, and Mipv divided.. In the next shoot H. Barclay and J. H. Baines were suc cessful in grassing all their birds, and cut up the stake, and this same pair again beat their opponents by Killing all their birds, and • divided the prize money. In a 31 yards rise competition, which is a severe test on the shooters, G. Fellows and H. Lauyon were left ...
JOBS FOR STORMY DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 18 June 1914
JOBS FOE STOBMY DAYS. ''Dear, dear!" exclaimed an elderly gentleman. "It must have been a terrible tempest to have destroyed, the lighthouse." "Yes," his wife agreed; hut how stupid to build it in such an exposed position 1" "They say our new magistrate in-, dulges in mixed metaphors," • said a lady to a friend. "Dreadfdll" ex claimed the other. "My • husband •says it's much better to keep to one liguorl" Delighted Mother: '"I've just had a letter from my son George, and he tells me he has won a scholarship at school. I can't tell you how happy I am. It makes me feel—oh " Neighbour : "Yes, I quite under stand your feelings, Mrs. Jones. I felt just the same myself when our littlo pig carried off a first prize at the agricultural show." A lady at Portsmouth was observing a littlo tug pulling away near to a ship • -mm' %";gba'n^"liS/ntins to tho big ship. "And is tile little one a tug-of-war?" she asked. Jack: "How is your sister getting on with her singing lessons " Gissie: "Well, pap...
How to Neutralise Dangerous Stomach Acids. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 18 June 1914
How to Neutralise Dangerous Stomach Acids. Few people beside physicians realise the importance of keeping ilie food contents of the stomach free from acid fermentation. Healthy normal digestion cannot take place while the delicate lining of the stomach is being inflamed and distended by acid and wind— the results ot fermenting food in the stomach. To secure perfect digestion, fermentation must be stopped or prevented, and the acid neutralised. For this purpose physicians usually recommend getting a little bisnrated magnesia from the chemist and taking half a teaspoonful in a little hot or cold water immed ately after eating. They recommend bisurated mag nesia because it is pleasant to take, has no disagreeable alter effects, and instantly stops fermentation, neutralises the acid and makes the sour and acid food bland, sweec and easily digested. The regular use of bisurated magnesia—be sure you get the bisurated, as other kinds of mag nesia are of little value—is an ab solute guarant...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 18 June 1914
ED. TRENGHARD AND CO. STOCK & STATION AGENTS, .Melbourne office, 468 Collins Street. BRANCHES: Boort. Charlton WycheproofKersng, Swan Hill and Barbara (N.S.W J • . Sbeep and Cattle Trucks promptly se cured and Loaded. Clients wil oblige by sending full par ticulars of any stock they may. intend to yard, so that we may advise buyers. • EDWARD TRENCHARD & CO., Quambatook. KING, SONS, AND! BALLANTINE, Stock and Station Agents SEP & CATTLE SALESMEN, 438 BOURKE STREET, MELBOURNE. THOS. MORROW ,AND CO., .Auctioneers, Stock and Station Agents, INGLE"WOOD AND BENDIGO ' With Branches at Boort Charlton Wycheproof, Logan', Kewstend, Pyalong, Kilmore, And Lancefield. . Represent— Dalgety and Col-Limited. Queensland Insurance Company Limited All kinds of stock insured. ..Loans Negotiated on Broad Acres at Low Rates. I: ' SALES OF STOCK - - Wili he held on the following dates QUAMBATOOK SALE— '"Thursday ... ••• ••• Jnno 18 BOORT SALE— Friday ... — Juno 19 ilnd every succee...