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COMMONWEALTH PATENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 8 May 1914
COMMONWEAiLTH PAT ENTS. Mtlessrs i?.: 'fitG u in ai d :Co:, 1patent' attorneys, of the ilialto, 490 ollinis Street; 'iEclu) ifinte ;.eport: thiat spedifib catioiis: f tetlhi' folnlogn iis eiive tioens have Obe?i.c o:llll?]?]- .,iaccepited]. aind openei[ for inspection lthe l Co tli .Col is sioller firPaitents Abriigi?iclts of. the specifications :ay_ lTe iiispee?ed,= without Tee ,-? th i' oilfies- . SPusli ai.n Iil`fuln lReapier1 laoesteisL Tlhe ainimal pd'i ci : at thc blek= of the coinlliiehanismni ;? .iii s i.i' tiitral. J. D. Foar? ;-West Anstialia ?mN o 7746. Keyboardl" Tpe: Perfofating 'elegra phie Instiiiieiit: =B Soldateneow, France, (the fnami? of Mir. Tiirri as com nunicatoe) No.80713; Tap to Pierce andt Fix i .a Kierosene Tin, etc.-- Acts by aid of a simple- lamp device.-F. .N. IHarman and A. L. M~cCowaib N.S. Wales. Lighting. Gas without . Matches.-A friction spark maiker on a handle,'and other details.-D. i. M.. de Mol, N.S. \ales, No. 8738. Spring Seated- Connections f...
PIG-KILLING ON THE FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 8 May 1914
IG KILLING iNQ THrlEFARM;: ' l is remainrikblo, -Pig Breeder". wriites,: how few. farmess kill and .dress. the pigs thliey fattnein .: F .depigs are. t.iakle alive:' t lith salyarlds,: wlicre two bor tlihr buyers ,resent have already ra:i n ged.p: i es, andi ltheir :respective pRroipiboious to thle:yariding . Some are hliary o-. tryiing to sltighter foir mar- Jet,not .being sur6n of t edetails, such 'ash toltcinlerapti re o.;: Y't cith tlter luoioiteir it: is. aln;.easy. thiing to. turn obut . w ell dressed pig The writer lhas lforwatrded nuimbers of piorkers to Stovn, and lias. had them ipurchased in thio aiotion. rooms by sone of -the lead ing city biitcliers. The sinilplesti:nmaner of disabling a piig, fort sticking, is to usea pea. rifle. Shoot th e pig-, 'in tihe centre of the ifoiehead. -When fair'ly; hit the .pig Iops and inay be handled .asily. It -s necessairy 'to lie quick -in tirnirng it o;n its ,back and sticking it. Turn .tho pig on 'its back; hold the left fore leg. in...
THE SHEARING RECORD. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 8 May 1914
THE SHEARING RECORD. "Yorkshire" asks who holds tlhe re eurd for hiand-shearing' in Australia, and who the machine record, also what their bcet dally tallies are and ho\\w much they rncave per 100 sheep The recor'd for land-shliaringi was iatde in 1892 by Jack I-Howe at Alice Downs (Q .), wlhien lie got throughl ?321 sheep in eight Jiours. I This still standls. In the sanls year Jim Power, at 13a renya, shore :31 with machines. This latter record was beaLien by Dan Cooper) in 1910 at l3undoran, Richmond (Q.), with 316. In the contest for the "shearing championship of the world," at Sydney, in 1911, Cooper won fromn Syd Day, the Adelaido champion. As the shearing rate is 24/ per '100, anid a "ringer" will averago iiearly 2S0 a day in a good season, the extent of his season's cheoue can bo fairly ac curately gauged A proposal is at presont afoot among shearers to claim an advance of 6/ per 100 sheep shorn, bringing the rate up to 30/ per 100.
THE IMPERIAL BUDGET EXPENDITURE OF £205,985,000 MR CHAMBERLAIN'S MISGIVINGS London, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 8 May 1914
THE IMPERIAL BUDGET EXPENDITURE OF £205,985,000 MR CHAMBERLAIN'S MISGIVINGS London, Wednesday. The Budget .speech was deli vered in the House of Commons on Monday. The expenditure, whicli.: is the largest .on record, ;will amount- to £2o5;985,ooo, with. a deficit of-.£,380o,00o. It is pro posed. to:: raise. an :additionali £9,0oo00ooo chiefly ibeans of the income tax.;: Mr-Chamniberlaiin said thiat a few years ago .such ai. budget Would have been :"inconceivable.- The ratecat iwhich they; ere travelling filled -him with ..misgivings that there :was trouble ahead : when they had- to experience less prosperous years..
HUMUS! WHAT IS IT? ITS RELATION TO SOIL NITROGEN [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 8 May 1914
.HUMUS! WHAT IS IT? ITS RELATION TO SOIL NITROGEY', To ninny this article may seem su perfluous, but we think it seasonabl.: to fully explain its meaning and its value to plant life. Scasinable, because the majority a., our farmers have muoch stubble or trash that. can be converted into the very necessary soil conlstitutent. WHAT IS HUMUS? Hu-nu.- is derived froim th.. gradual decay of any vegetable matter that inay be turned into the soil; this is hastened by its- gradual incorporation with the soil, combinced with thorough working and exposure to the atmos phere. Where it is lacking the all imlportant soil nitrogen is absent. The organic portions of our soils might be just the same in both light (easily worked) loeams and our heavy clay lands. The humus or decayeu formi is always noticeable by the sluokI or dark appearance that the soil pre sents. Sandy soil devoid of humus is very light in colour, but a good sandy loam is always rccognised by its dark appearance. Tihe same applie...
THE ENSILAGE STACK. THE QUESTIONS OF SIZE, MATERIAL, AND CURING. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 8 May 1914
THE ENSILAGE STACK. THE QUESTIONS OF SIZE, MA T1ERIAL, AND CURllING. When the dairs farmer decides to make an ensilago stack lihe should soee lect a level site and set out the staok square. rather tlian oblong, so as to have the greatest capacity with the least exposure to the atmiusphere. It is at the sides of the stack that the waste occurs. The stack-bottom should be firm. Cut sutlicient grass or other crop to provide material to make a layer Oft. to 8ft. thick. Cart the grass as soon as mownt and firm this as soon as possible, reinembering that the usual prooess of stack-building is reyersed in ensilagen-making, for the sides must be higher than the centre, and a damp or wet dcay is rather better than a dry one. When the whole has settled these sides should be as denso as the rest of the stack; for, with the exclusion of air, waste is avoided. The following day the first layer will have heated to probably 130 deg. F. ; then a further quantity should be cut, and sulfficient stack...
WEDDING BELLS [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 8 May 1914
WEDDING BELLS A very pretty wedding was celebrated in the Orbost Presbyterian Church last Wednesday by the Rev. G. E. Harri son, when the contracting parties were Mr Charles P. Gartside, youngest son ot Mr Jas. Gartaide of Cheltenham, and Miss Eva L. Battley, only daughter of Mr J. E. Battley of " Lochend," Orbost. The church was tastefully de corated by the members of the choir with pink and white flAwers and green ery and presented a very pretty appear= ance. Miss Rowe played the Wedding March. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked very nice in a dress of white pailette satin with over dress of Princess lace and pearl trim mings, and a pointed train finished with silver tassel. The veil, lent by Mrs Fisher, was arranged mob cap fashior over a wreath of orange blossom. She was attended by four bridesmaids. Miss Ivy Clarke and Miss Flora Camron, wore pale blue silk dresses and black velvet bats and carried crooks of Vir ginian creeper. Miss Lexic Nixon and Miss Ray Fis...
MADAME LENA CONLY [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 8 May 1914
MADAME LENA CONLY The Gonly Company drew good houses at the Orbost Mechanics' Institute on Monday and Tuesday nights, but it is evident that the merits of this famous singer and her talented company are not so well known or appreciated as they should be, or the building would have been packed from floor to ceiling. Those who attended, par ticularly on Tuesday night. must have realised that they were get ting an entertainme-nt such as will very rarely., indeed be provided in an outside country town. There was an entire change of pro gramme on the second night and as encores were the rule and double encores not infriequent the performers had to put in a consi derable amount of work Madame Conly, who sang seven songs on the first evening and nine on the following one, seems.to have im proved since her last appearance here. She has a voice of great power- and very beautiful quality, capable of rendering to perfection every kind of vocal exercise Her songs included the Japanese Love Song...
REUTER'S CABLES. MEXICAN AFFAIRS INSURGENT LEADER'S CUNNING London, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 8 May 1914
REUTER'S CABLES. MEXICAN AFFAIRS INSURGENT LEADER'S CUNNING London, Wednesday. The American warships are standing off Tampico, but are not attempting.to land or attack -the Mexican gunboats. General-Carranza the insurgent leader, who was invited to jointthe Federals in resisting 1the Amieri cans, took advantage0 of the situa tion to partly occupy :vantage points, and. iattempted 'to :enter Tampico, but was repulsed byr the Federals; The mediators ibetween the United States idnd MeiicoI are to meet,; on the h8ih rIMay. 1 ':;;:,The Americaln prpers e are, pessimistic regarding the outcomei. :1'
FOOTBALL [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 8 May 1914
FOOTBALL The following is the draw for the local competition this season: May 16-Orbost v. Newmerella May 23-Navvies v. Newmerella May 30-Orbost v. Navvies June 13-Orbost v. Newmerella June 20-Navvies v. Newmerella June 27-Navvies v. Orbost July 11--Navyies v. Orbost July 18-Orbost v. Newmerella July 25-Navvies v. Newmerella
CARRYING FACILITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 8 May 1914
CARRYING FACILITIES. Messrs. O. E. Miller and Co., of 317 Coliins Street, Melbourne, have an ex ten sive ca;rryilg- busiless in tile coun try, and their returning emipty vans ofttr specia: facilities for the convOey ice-of firnriiture and goods of all de scriptions from town to town or to the city. 'luey undertake storage in lMel bourne, and consigniments may bascnt to them by rail. They advertise a list of centres from which vans will be: returning empty during ~? y. Stone Jars Only. Straw Color from Age; S.- LSGIN SPURE AND VERY WHOLESOME. DISTILLERY ESTABLISHED OVER 335 YEARS. Pure French Grape BUY a LEVIATHAN "Shop by Post" RAINCOAT OR 42 SUIT TO 84s OVERCOAT AT MEASURE " 4 (READY-TO-WEAR.) ("GUARANTEED TO A BUTTONHOLE.") `' -ý-- THE OVERCOATS weo ofler you, at :2/- are in Tweeds, --and you hav\e ;a choice front grey, green brown or f'ancy cflectls. Y. ou mi t:'y ha l; he coat;lined or ._ " unlined, with phin scamt or vent i .I All i cen step collars,, /7g t throant tabs and sto...
POST OFFICE COMEDY. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 8 May 1914
POST OFFICE. COMEDY. High tragedy turned to comedy and comedy to farce at a post office in West London recently. Shortly before live o'clock a young man entered. In his 'hand was an open letter, delicately perfumed, on faintly tinted paper. The subtle fragrance of the letter drew the attention of the eus toiners, who noted also the somewhat agitated angle of his hat and a certain \vildness in his eyes. Making swiftly for the telegraph counter he scribbled oin form after form, crushing them in succession and throwing them aside. Finally, with an air of sombre satisfaction, lhe threw the last form across the counter accompan ied by a sixpenny piece. The girl behind the counter picked up the form andl read it quickly. "'Another halfpenny, please." "Nonsense," the young man said. ''Only twelve words." "Thirteen," replied the clerk. "This -pointing with her pencil--"should be two." Unconscious of the interest taken by some half-dozen customers, the young mani took up the telegram. "You I...
CONCRETE RAILWAY TIES. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 8 May 1914
CONCRETE RAILWAY TIES. Elastic concrete ties of great strength" holding bolts and ndils better than wood are claimeil as a now German railway product. Ties of iron and steel have been used to some extent, for many years, but are mupch more rigid than wood, and otherwise less satisfactory, and:the reinforced concrete ties hither to tried have proved disappointing. The new concrete is made from a mixture of asbestos fibres and cement. Mtother (upstairs): "Bobby, did you bring up "a spoon folr your medioine, as'I asked you?" Bobby: "I couldn't find a spoon, ma, so I brought up a .fork.'!
LUCERNE AS A FERTILISER. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 8 May 1914
LUCERNE AS A FERTILISER. Some interesting c?idence wit;i re gard-to the fertilising influceco upon the soil of lucerne, owing to thi capa city of that plant for- alxorbing free nitroger from the atmnosphere and con veying it to the soil through the roots, is oolitributed by Mr. 1I. Jacob, of Mildura : "'Having previously had good crops of maize by the application of farm yard lanure, I have? this season had one, if not the best, under another sy.sterm of treatment. 'This crop grew on an average 9 or 10 feet in heigh It was the healtlhiest and dar?est gre:en possible, and not tho slightest signr of ,yellow leaf undernatlh. rhe folhlw ng are the facts concernfilg this clop -fin altering iny land I had tccasion to plough up a aeroe of land which lhad been unrder lucorno for 15 yeaors. Beforo4-tat I grew barley on ?it. Lt the ground refused to grow any more, and the last crop was hardly worth cutting. I put it under lucerne, a-I ich grew splendidly. Until five years otg no manure was ap...
THE LUCERNE-SOWING SEASON. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 8 May 1914
THE LUCERNE-SOWINlG SEASON. "Every wheaigrowoer should have lucerne on Ihis farm if he has a suit able piece of laud_ at all," said a well known farmer not Inog ago; but :ni saysing that lie must not, Ie regar le as suggesting that every farmer shoultd groin lucerne hay for the metropolhtan market, for a little study of the sta tistics of the crop shows that it does not require a very large increase in production to depress prices to the unprofitablo point. Increae in the area under luoilne has been achieved in the past ten or fifteen.years by a series of advances and retreats. lJe iween the years 1908 and 1910, for ,instance, there was a steady increase from 43,500 acres of lucerne to 69,000 acres, the high prices offering for hay during 1908 no doubt inducing grow ers to extend. The increased pro duotion in 1910, however, aided b1y a good season, reduced prices, and thus affected thlo sowings in 1911 and 1912, for in the latter year the aret fell to 63,000 acres; . As values ilpro...
LIQUID MANURING. THE BEST SYSTEM. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 8 May 1914
LIQUID MANURING. TI-iE IBEST SYSTEM. "About thlree yeais ago,"'- a corres pondent writes us (the N Z. Dairy 11an), "we resolved to test the prac ticl working of a plan stiggested by this journal, which it seemed could be mnado successful, and now, after tlhree full years in use, we are ready to report that with us the system is sat isfactory and aecomplishes the objects sought. ' \\Ic first dug a cistern outside the cowhouse, where all the gutters would open directly into it. it was made 16 feet de, 1 feet wide, and 30 feet long, and is used for 30 cows. If we were to mnake any change we would make it larger, as the longer the manure remains in it the better it liquidises and the easier it handles. We would. recommend 30 cubic feet per oow for each month cows are housed during .ho year. Into this pit all the ma nure, both solid and hlquid, is pushed with a shovel, care being taken to keep hay and bedding out of tho gut-w Ltrs as smuch as possible. If the gut ters have a slope 1towar...