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DOESN'T KNOW. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
DOESN'T KNOW. "I heard a chap in the train the other day declare that this was the greatest drought ever known in Australia, and that even if rain came now it would be ten years before we got over the effects of it. Good old pessimist; I've met him before. The pessimist doesn't know of the recuperative powers of the Aus tralian soil and the Australian pro ducer."-"Northerner," in "Table Talk."
MODERATION. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
MODERATION. "Temperance advocates continue to urge immediate action to compel the early closing of hotels. The public, however, is disposed* to moderation. It is fery important that the people should beat in mind the possibility of the earlier closing of hotels causing an in crease of drinking in private houses. The matter should be discussed sanely and settled with cool judgment." -" Mel bourne "Argus."
CRUX OF THE POSITION. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
CRUX OF THE POSITION. 'The work of supplying and equip ping our armies depends largely upon the ability to obtain the war material re quired. The armament firms promptly responded to the call, and have under taken orders of vast magnitude. The majority of their employees have loyally risen to the occasion, and have worked and are working overtime and in night shifts in the various worksh6ps and fac tories.''-Kitehener.
MEN WANTED. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
aMEN WANTED. " it is a desperate war, to win which, nail to vindiente the honor of our coun try, no stone must be left unturned. . We want re'eruits, for even if the Rus sians in the East and the French -and ourselves in the West, continue to be successful, the threat of large. trained forces coming over from England may have a vast influence, not only in bring ing about peace, but in the actual terms. "-General Smith-Dorrien.
REASONABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
REASONABLE. '' The present resources of the Allies in Europe are quite sufficient to cope with the business in hand and it would be folly to suggest anything. else. But 'it may well be said that Japanese inter vention, by shortening the infinite suf fering of the war, snakes it reasonable to nsk whether the interests of humanity would not behbest served by encouraging the idea.' "-Andr. Cheradame, in French Journal, "L'Illustration."
ENGLAND'S FOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
ENGLAND'S FOOD. " Even if a complete blockade were es tablished round her coasts ", England would be able to maintain herself in abundance, though not in luxury, for quite a year, if foodstuffs were properly organised and substitutes for wheat ad mitted. But no such prospect need be considered. For all her vital needs the great producing. countries of the world are open to English buyers."-"S.M. Herald.''
CAN'T BE BOUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
CAN'T BE BOUGHT. "Money will do a great many things. . It will buy indirectly a. certain amount of influence., But more than this, in clean haigds at. any rate, money will( not do. d. Andall the wealth of all the Rockfellers and Morgans and Vanderbilts of the world could rnot buy a man into the possession of an English admiral,. or keep him there a day after Ce had roved his unfitness fore it. "=
VALUABLE TESTIMONY. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
VALUABLE TESTIMONY. " Germany is still united, still mistress of every inch of her own soil, still feed. ing herself, still unbeaten, but she has had to make a great many economies, and particularly in the way of war munt. tlons. Finally, comes Sir John French's testimony as to the weakening of the aerman morale, and that testimony is most valuable, because few men can have more or better information on that point."-'-Sydney "Daily Telegraph."
GOSPEL OF HATE. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
GOSPEL OF HATE. "'German intellect is my foul air. I breathe with difficulty in the neighbour. hood of this psychological uncleanness that has now become instinctive-an uncleanness which in every word and expression, betrays a German. A man lowers himself by frequenting the society of Germans. The Germans have not the faintest idea of how vulgar they are; but this. in itself is. the acme of vul garity. They are not even ashamed of being Germans."-Nietzsche.
UNIFORMED SPIES. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
. UNIFORMED SPIES. One of the most difficult aspects of the well-organised system of espionage which the Germans conduct this side of )ur trenches is the spy in uniform. ,. rom time to time descriptions are cir culated of officers who have obtained in *rmation and then disappeared. It is as common for spies dressed in the uni forms of British officers to appear in the trench lines as it is for "'French officers" or "Belgian soldiers" to ap pear in our own. "-An officer, in London `Times."
WHITE-WASHING THE APOSTLES. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
WHITE-WASHING THE APOSTLES. Two coloured men, returning home fromn a revival meeting, were diseussitig as to the colour of certain Biblical per sonagcs. One of them asserted that as Palestine was about in the line with Africa the people must all have been coloured. "Bless your heart," said the other onc,.' "St. Peter an' St. Paul anti the rest of the Apostles was as white as that gen't'man ober dere.' "'No, sahl " said the man in opposi tion. "Paul may ha' been, but St. Petor-no,.sahl St. Peter was.a cullud gun'l'muan.' ''You're wrong, for if St. Peter',l been cullud, dat cock wouldn't ha' crowed more 'a once't."
A BLIND OUTLOOK. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
A BLIND OUTLOOK. After witnessing the wonderful pet. formance of a blind pianist, one Irish man remarked to another: '"Be the powers, that's the best nmisie I iver heard wid 1m1 two ears." ''Ho does pretty well for a blinul man, doesn't heo" "lie does, indade. But t'wa, just thinkin' of wan thing." "What's that?" 'It wouldn't make any differouee to hint if he wasi't blind.'' "Why not?'' ".Well, I wor watchin' him all ovenin', an' he uiver looks at the pi. anny anyhow." Tommy: " 'Ow do you get so many 'alf-'olidays from school, Sami 7'' Sanm: "Oh, I washes me face sometimes, and teacher finks I'm. poorly, and sends me 'omnel see?" The man of great financial promin. once had met with an accident. ''We'lt have to probe,'" said the doctor. Just ,at that moment the man recovered con seiousness and exclaimed, "If it's a ,uuurgiegl operation go ahead, but if it's anotheriinvestigatiou, give me an anaes thetic."
THE ORCHARD. IMPROVEMENT BY BUD SELECTION. Drone Trees. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
THE ORCHARD. IMPROVEMENT BY BUD SELBO TION. Drone Trees. The marked variations in the quan tity and quality of fruit borne bhyn-. .dividual trees of the same type were mentioned in the recent article, that in dicated the work that is being done in bud selection in California. These in dlividual variations must le clearly dis tinguished from variations, between types. For instance, in the typo of Washington Navel known as the stan. dard type in California, individual trees have been found that consistently bear large crops of high-grade. fruit, while other trees bear small quantities of in ferior . quality. The latter are known as "drones" from the fact that they require as much attention, expense, and care for maintenance as the profitable trees without giving commensurate reo, turns. . Good Trees versus Poor Ones. The, performaceo records of -certain trees in one of thq best navel .orange: groves in California show that during: four seasons, 1911 to 1014, the ton bost trues gave an...
AGRICULTURAL. LIMING WHEAT LAND. Last Season's Experiments. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
AGRICULTURAL. LIMING WHEAT LAND. Last Season's Experiments; A' yeai ago some prominence was gaien in these "Notes". totho conclu sions derived from an experiment in the liming cf wheat land, which was Lcouluetod" by Mr. 'F. L C. .Ridgway, at "Rockview," Old Junce, in con !function with the Agricultural Depart mont's Inspector for the district. The result of the experiment was that the application of uSS lb. of lime to tho acre, at a cost of D/15;, increased the yield by from 3j to 4 bushels per acre valued at 10/6 to .12/, or a net an over unlimed land of 1/ to 2/6. It was suggested at the time, how. ever, that the benefits derived from liming were greater than appeared at first sight. The total cost should not hbi debited against the Ilrst year's yields, as it was anticipated that, lina ing would result in increased returnsi over a period of three or four years, and, generally speaking,. especially in cases where the lime content was de ficient, considerable improvement would be ef...
BEES AND HONEY. ROBBING IN THE APIARY. How it Starts. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
BEES' AND HONEY. ROBBING, IN THE! APIARY. How it Starts. -loney extractionv will be finished for this season in, most apiaries' writes the ;'Denionstraitor in Apiculture, and any. work. that has to be done amongst the hives must 'bedcarridl out -with the greatest caution in order to avoid start. ing the be6e robbingdcach other's hives. As jit frequently stated, there is little riks of starting robbing ,during a good hfoiv of 'honey; but with -changeable i atlier and a paucity of nectar in the suiirountuing rcountry, carelessness in the' nimitter, 6f edaving hives open or honey ux'osedwill qnickly start robbing, and call easily lead to an uproar in an apiary which is difficult to check.' Whatever has to be done at the hives should' be done as' quickly airpopsible, ad' any part of a hive laid aside (such as a super of extractin'g Lombs, to per-. mit access to thebrood chamber or any othei part), nought to be covered so that bees cannt. pilfer it. Mlake sure that all honey that "may ha...
SAVING HER HIDE. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
S SAVING HxE HIDE. "Do you stop at-. Oh, dear, I've forgotten the name of the road! " said a portly lady to the condudetor,. of a tramncar, in ,a big provincial city. "'What is the name, my man," "1 don't know, madam," replied the conductor politely, as he retired to the end. of the car. Turning round, he be held the old lady beckoning to hun.. She told him that be ought to- know. What was he there for but to give, informa tion, to passengers. Having relieved her.t mind, she suddenly cried, "I've got it-Skin Road!"., "There Is no such road on this route, madam,," said. the conductor decisively. "But there is, and I shall report you for insolence!-" rejoined the old lady, now thoroughly aroused. The . man, ,s'ith a patience corn of long experience, resumed his. duties. , "Hyde Roaut" he at length called as thercar slowed down. . "That's 'where 1 get out!"' exclaim td, the gold lady, rising. ','1 knew it thad somethingoto do with the skin!', And-the conductor,i amazed, assisted her of...
MR. H. G. WELLS ON "SCIENTIFIC WAR." [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
MR.: H. ti- WELLS ON S" 8CIENTIFIC, WAR" L Mr. H. G. Wells, in the course of an article contributed to the January "Windsor Magazine," says: "No doubt much ingenuity will stand between the Allies and the capture of Essen, which is the real heart of the nevr Germany we fight. But Creusot Sekneider, Armatrongs, Vickers-Maxim, are on their mettle, and the Allies are no longer lax. They are fighting, for their lives now, with better brains and bhtter men than Germany. .The Ger mans began, and the Allies will end, at their maximum of destructive efficiency. Strange dragons and wonderful beasts of steel will battle in Westphalia be fore the end, but the end will be the downfall of Essen and Kruppism for ever. U'pon the sea the wrarnings of the prophets have also been confirmed. The great ironclad, though still necessary for the control of the ocean, is no longer the unchallenged mistress- of the seas. Where is no perfect command of the seas any more. The mine and the subma rine, elusive a...
"CITRUS CULTURE." Farmers' Bulletin, No. 90. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
"CITRUS CULTURE." ;=Farmers' Bullotin, No. 90, This `bulletin, xoriniug, as.it..docs part of- the matter. that is ;inteded; for the ''Fruitgrowers'?Guide,'?, is; issued, by the-Department of Agriculture in order that growers may have the advantage of its information without the delay that may yet attach to the publication of the larger volume. its 06 pages may be regarded as setting- out fairly fully the best varieties for Now South Wales conditions, the most suitable localities nud .the 'methods of cultivating and prdning.. An ample section is devoted to the packing and marketing. of citruts fruit, the curing, of the lemon,- making of candied and citron-peol and of mar inalade and pomelade. Insect and fumi. gas posts occupy 25 pages-pages -that are likely to prove of, considerable, value to the commercial and to 'tlie private grower. The whole book is liberally; illustrated; varieties, methods of cultiva tion, and the ..various diseases and pests, being all represented to' the read...
IMPOSSIBLE. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
IMPOSSIBLE. " It is only ignorance that could sug ge't that the British Navy could "dig nit'" the German fleet from its ports. The power of warships ceases at the shore, and land forces are needed to capture coast batteries, against - which ships are remarkably ineffective. This has been shown in this war by the fail tire of the French fleet to reduce the Aus trian fortress of Cattaro, and has been abundantly illustrated in history. Nor can warships advance through waters in fested with submarines, into estuaries defended by mines. Neither is bombard ment of the interned war-vessels possible, seeing that they lie well out of range l ehina their shore guns, and booms." Colonel II. Foster.
AFTER THE STORM. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 20 April 1915
AFTER THE STORM. "'While for centuries God has fore told the Day of Wrath and indicated that Hle will have to do with the preci pitation of its trouble upon humanity. Nevertheless Ho elsewhere shows that these troubles are the outgrowth of hu man wrong-doing, and that these dire penalties for sin would have wrecked our social and religious fabric long ago, had He not held back the storm of human passion and avarice until the end of this Age. Just as soon as that storm shall have taught humanity needed lessons and liquidated long-standing accounts, Mes siah 's Kingdom, with a clean slate, will be inaugurated.' -Pastor Russell, Lon don.