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CULTIVATION AND BACTERIA. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914
CULTIVATION AND BACTERIA. Proper cultivation of the soil in creases the nltrliying bacteria, anu tiis, in turn, increases prouuctive ness-a most important COl?lSiteratiLO to the larmer. 'The unowleuge or bac Lerla and their worn is recent anu inllted; there are many in kind, ann in spite orf te amount or worn done, scietllsts are only in the midst or Iner alscovery. The practical tar nter does well to let bacterlologistb ulonopouIse interest in the wnole iubject, except in so tar as he can provide some conditions that have ueen aemonstrated to be profitable. The work of bacteria, hoover, must come more and more into considerl Lion by the farmer, because Nature uses them to proluce a vast amount or the change that is going on arouna us. In the consideration of the na ture of legumes, we must take into account the bacteria which they have associated with them, and through whici they obtain the atmospheric nitrogen. It is true that bacteria must have favorable conditions that our plant...
THE TIME FOR CHEESE MAKING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914
THE TIME FOR CHEESE MAKING. The best cheese is made in the summer, when the cows are feeding La good pastures, but when made under scientific conditions in con junction with judicious application of starter, it is possible to make good cheese at all times. An important point in the making of cheese is to vary the process of manufacture slightly according to the time of the year and the quality of the milk.
HEART PALPITATION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914
HEART PALPITATION. It is rarely, if ever, that palpitation is due to any disease or weakness of the heart. It is almost invariably the result of nervous or digestive trouble. The beat of the heart arises within itself. There are nerves in the mus cles of the heart, and they regulate its bating, although the speed or rate of the beating is not of their choosing. if they were not held in check they would set a rate about double that which is actually maintained. The heart is supplied from the brain with two pairs of regulating nerves. One pair, the cardio-motor nerves, act only Lo spur up ti e heart to quicker action. Theyare usually inactive, waiting the occasion for applying the spur. The other pair, the cardio-inhibitory nerves, are always in action. It has been said that the heart runs in a pair of tightly-held reins, and 'the simile is true, for these nerves check the speed. Fear, worry, disorder of the stomach or nervous system cause these cardio-inhibitory nerves to re lax; the...
CONSOLATION FOR QUIET GIRLS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914
CONSOLATION FOR QUIET GIRLS Let us look into any ballroom for a few minutes. We shall soon see that the girls are divided into three classes. The first consists of the "taking" girl. She is, as a rule-though by no means always- -pretty. One thing, however, she Dever lacks-that is, conversation. How nitich sense there is in her chatter goodness only knows; but she has the art of looking inter esteS and making her partner believe that she thinks him the cleverest man she ever met. And in this lies the secret of her success. The second division consists of the girl who is not striking at first sight, who does not talk for mere talking's sake when she has nothink worth say ing, and although often clever, ac complished, and pretty, she does not get her programme filled nearly so quickly as the first girl. The third consists of the hopelessly plain, stupid and awkward girl, who generally sits round the room unless she is dancing with a brother-or else has a lot of money-looking disap poin...
HOW TO PACK FLOWERS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914
HOW TO PACK FLOWERS. For packing shallow boxes should be used, as the flowers will travel much better if placed in single lay ers. The boxes should be just long enough to comfortably accommodate the flowers, and should be lined with some soft non-absorbent material. Wood wool Is the best muterial to use, but fresh moss will also answer the purpose. Over this place a layer of white tissue paper and then lay the flowers in position. packing them as closely as possible. Cover with another layer of tissue paper and fill in if necessary with a little more packing material till when the lid is placed in position the contents of the box are quite firm and unable to shift.
ONE OF ÆSOP'S FABLES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914
ONE OF ,ESOP'S FABLES. A. dreamer and a man of action loved a woman. The dreamer said: "I shall write verses in her praise; they will touch her vanity, and she will love me for them." But the man of action said: "How old-fashioned! I shall corner the stock market, and that will bring her." So the dreame: w':ore verses, and he induced a frienad of his, who ran a ten-cent magazine. to print them. And the man of action co:nered something or other, and became a billionaire. In the meantime, the girl married a man who inherited his money, and they lived happy ever after. 'But the dreamer was so proud of his verses that he didn't care; and the man of action was so busy that he didn't care. The onl3 one to suffer was the man she married.
RENDERING HONEYCOMB INTO WAX. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914
RENDERING HONEYCOMB INTO WAX. Do not leave old combs, pieces of comb, and wax catpings about, as they are almost sure to entice the wax moth, and if that is the caes, wax, which n?,au?:s hone??y, is soon wasted. Melt all stray bits of comb and then store the pieces of wax away in a tin till all wax melting is endec for the season. Then re-melt and strain and run Into fair-sized moulds. Be sure to use seft or distilled water when boiling combs, or the lime found In hard water will spoil a lot of wax.
OVER-FEEDING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914
OVER-FEEDING. "Over-feeding is the thing trom which civilisation suffers to-day," says Professor Hereward Carrington. "1 consider it is far more important than drink, because it affects a far greater number of persons, both young and old, men, women and children. The surplus of food in the stomach, parti cularly if it be of an irritating and sti mulating quality, sets up a constant irritation of that organ, which is tem porarily allayed by the greater stimu lant. alcohol. After reviewing all the evidence at my disposal, a highly im portant deduction may be drawn, an extremely significant conclusion reach ed, which affects the welfare of the whole human race. We have at last a scientific basis for calculating what the average intake of food should be by those in health and who wish to remain in health. Twelve ounces of nutriment daily is all that the body .needs in order to preserve its weight and to replace whatever tissue has been lost as tue result of the day's muscular exertion o...
A NEW ANAESTHETIC. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914
A NEW ANAESTHETIC. There has recently been discovered a new anaesthetic, which prevents pain after an operation. It consists of a solution of quinine and urea hy drochloride, and before the surgeon begins to operate it is injected around the affected region. The discoverer says that after the patient has recov ered from the effects of the general anaesthetic the solution gives entire freedom from pain, and that it pro motes rapid healing. He believes that it will prove valuable in accident cases, since it will stop the pain in crushed and fractured limbs, and will frequently avert fatal shocks. Injec tion o; 't.e new compound is not fol lowed by intense pain, such as the ad ministration of cocaine often causes. If, after thorough tests, the new an aesthetic proves to be effective and safe, it will be of great benefit to mankind. Everything comes to him who waits, but hustle well while you are wait ing. Next to getting the man s' e wants, a weman enjoys getting the man some other wom...
MILLIONAIRE TELLS HOW TO BECOME RICH. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914
MILLIONAIRE TELLS HOW TO BECOME RICH. Frederick Weyerhaeuser, of St. Pau (U S A ). said to be the richest mai In the world, gave tell rules oil how t get r ich- Make up your mind to work at sonm thing really worthy of work, and ?voi hard The surest way to make money is 1 save nioney and use what you save Don't be afraid of long hours or cot slart attention to your work. Work can be made a joy. an ecot 'oily, a pleasure. if you combine a obiject worth while with the deter tnilied ambition to win Work, where the interest of th man who works is centred, becomes ; source of real gratification, of hones' ph:lsure and accomplishnment. .\ny young man can get rich. can succeed in business. if he saves; if he has a definite and honest purpose and is so filled with" the purpose that w\ork ceases to be a hardship and be c?,'rs a privilege. Look at things with optimism In your heart. Go into small business and work to make it into a big one,
THE GRASS PADDOCKS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914
THE GRASS PADDOCKS, "Grazier" writes:-''The grass pad locks deserve a great deal more con sideration from the average grazie' than they receive, and a very grea" deal could -be done to improve th pasture as -,vell as to make it mor, lasting if some ordinary precaution were taken. In thles times of sue. extreme prices, the most should i; taken out of the grass and still lee a good sole, and 'per ips a fe'w hin; might not be out of ipa;ce In ti lirst place, on the majority of gran, tarms the Ipaddocks are too hi Florty-acre paddocks shonl?d he tweit acre paddocks. eighty acres hcuiltl bh forty acres, and so on, according I tile size of the place. a rnd asunni nof course that the land is goold Io' often nas it struck Ihe farmer that Ii" wished he was able to give his cow (assuming he is dairying) a chone. of pasture, forgetful that some post and wire would give his cows tic clainge, besides adding to the cnrr' in capacity of the l:i('e. Ilow ufter has the dairyman's eye wandered ove th...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914
MARRIAGE. MITCHELL--EMOND.-(Silver Wed ding).-On tho Sth January, ISS., at Sale, by the Rev. G. H. Cole, Edwin Albert, third son of the late Albert Mitchell, of Sale, to Helen Frazer (Nellie). third daughter of the late John Emond, of Geelong. Present addrtss, rloss-street, Sale. DEATH. WRIGGLESWORTH . On the 6th &nbsp; &nbsp; January. 1914. at her late residence, " Avon Park," Nuntin. Elizabeth, dearly beloved wife of W. A. Wrig- glesworth., aged 69 years. THE G1PPSLAND hMeiCUiY. ' pmyir..IAMAB__
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. Three Blind Mice. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. Three Blind Mice. When the experiment of appointing stiplendiary stewards to watch the doinlgs of owners, trainers, jockeys and horses on registered race courses was determined upon, much was hoped for as a result from the new de- parture. Before long, however, it be- came apparent that the "stipes" were on occasion as shortsighted as the honoraries whom they displaced in the managemlent of racing and the detection of rigs anld fakes. So no- ticeable was this onpaqueness of vision that the trio of stipendiary stewards became known as the Three Blind &nbsp; Mice, and their doings, or rather lack of doings, became one of the stand- ing jests in racing circles. Still, some good resulted, and undoubtedly since their advent racing has become a bit cleaner, and the attempted swin- dles less glarling and frequent than of old. The public, however-especially that portion of it that bets freely was not satistied with tile very mild improvement noticeable, and mur...
THE DARKEST HOUR. I. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914
THE DARKEST HOUR. o By M. L Douglas. P I. In a third-floor back room of a dis- p mal Pimlico lodging house a grey hair ed, haggard looking man was seated in an uncomfortable chair, placed near the window, from which he was v atching for some expected arrival who was long in coming. The grate was guiltless of fire, and L the only light came from the street c lamp outside. The door of the small U cupboard in tue wall was wide open --npd empty, as was also the coal scuttle, while the man's purse did not contain a single farthing. Even a casual observer would have seen at a glance that things hau reached a aesperate stage, and that o~ly U miracle could avert one oi those awtul tragedies of poverty which autough of frequent occurrence, rare ly inue their way into the daily pap ers to harrow the feelings of affluent readers. The clocks in the neighborhoou :;ruK .-eVtu. Presently mere was lue souna of a light lootstep commi, upstairs; a secona later the door open ·a ana a girl came in. "Da...
SALE BOROUGH COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 9 January 1914
SALE BOROUGH COUNCIL. At Monday night's meeting of the borough council there were present The Mayor (Cr. Cullinan), Crs. Bre heny, Kelsey, Walden, Futcher and Finegan. Apologies were received from Crs. Lyon and Overend. Correspondence. From Mr. Sambell, C.E., stating that he and Mr. M' Lachlan. M3.L.A., had Interviewed the Under Treasurer with regard to loan funds, and the matter would, he thought, receive considera ton.--Received. From the Hon E. J. Crooke, M.L.C.. stating that he did not see the neces sity of children being treated as adults on Lakes' steamers, as required by the Marine Board, and he would write about it.--Received. From the Marine Board (through the i-ton. E. J. Crooke), stating the matter of children being placed In the same category as adult passengers would be laid before the Board at its next meeting, on the 24th inst.-Received. Mr. Crooke also wrote that he had since received a reply from the Board similar to that giveri to the Sale Steamboat Company. Cr. Fi...
MELBOURNE PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 January 1914
MELBOURNE PRODUCE MARKET. The Gippsland and Northern Co operative Selling Co. Ltd. report: Butter.-No change in the market last week The. demand has been good, at prices ruling before the holidays. Our quotes are:--Choicest 11d, choice lid to ll,4d,: good to prime 10lOd, seconds lOd to 10Ad, separators and private dairies still arriving, in a heated con dition-separators 9d to 9%'d, dairies Sd. Cheese.-Market rather dull at late rates. Prime new loaf and me dium sizes are making 65%d to 56d, poorer qualities lower; semi-matured 6-d to 7d, matured Sd to 8%d. Eggs. -*Demand all for choice fresh lines from cool districts. Ordinary lines from storekeepers are not souglht af ter. Ordinary lines 7Td, selected 8d to 9d, new-laid to 101d, .duck. 9d to 10d: .abon.--Market dull. Pi?ne light sidel 9d: to- liTd, nedliun and heavies lower;: middI~- 10%d to lid; '`iHatn'. Loose I/, bagg4 /1 tolta/2p ,pr lb;.
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. Electric Railways. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 January 1914
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. Electric Railways. Among the many projects of the self-styled Country Policy Watt Min istry is the scheme for the electrifica tion of the suburban railways. This immense work will cost the country six or eight millions sterling, while its success from a railway point of view is not absolutely certain. That it would be of great advantage to metropolitan travellers in the long run is sure enough, but the question Is, will they pay for it? Already the metropolis has one electric railway run by the Government, which is un doubtedly of great convenience to the people of the district concerned, but the loss involved has to be borne by the community as a whole, and this means by the producers. Other elec trio trams in the same district either pay for themselves, or the losses are met out of the local ratepayers' own funds. The St. Kilda-Brighton line is, however, a Government affair, and under Government management means a heavy annual loss, although on New Year's Day...
IN THE DARGO COUNTRY. THE NEED OF A TEACHER. Subsidised Schools. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 January 1914
IN THE DARQO COUNTRY. THE NEED OF A TEACHER. Subsidised Schools. Two or three months ago Mr. M' Lachlan, M.L.A., stated in Parlta ment that there were families in iso lated places growing up without edu cation, and this was a matter for re gret. They were too far removed to attend either a full time or a half time, school, and their homes could only be reached by rough mountain tracks. There was not a sufficient number of families in the same dis trict living within a reasonable dis tance of each other that warranted the department employing a travelling teacher. He thought that monetary aid might be given to the parents of such children to assist them in em ploying a teacher. Sir Alex Peacock, the Minister of Education, said he would look into the case Mr. M' Lachlan brought un der his notice, and see what could be done. The Director of Education has now sent Mr. M' Lachlan the following: "'With reference to the further re presentations made by you in regard to Mr. Treasure's appli...
MELBOURNE HIDE AND SKIN MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 January 1914
MELBOURNE HIDE AND SKIN MARKET. Younghusband, Row and Co. Pty. Ltd. report: Skins.---Auctions were resumed on the Sth inst., when we brought for ward a large, and attractive catalogue of 16,000 skins to a full attendance of buyers. Competition was more gen eral,'.biddings were animated, and all lots met with ready-. sale at. slightly firmer rates Butchers' .skins. sold at per. each, equivalent rates. according ,to. weight and quality. Hides.-The . quantity -submitted to auction was not as heavy as anticipat ed; owingO to maiy. prcels: bein?pl-ac ed.. =.privatelyc Our catalogue ccoom prised: 900 hides,. which met 'with. keen competition ` from both shippers and tanners, and, with the exception of birdly flayed and parcels in soft con dition, all lots mnet with a good d_ mand at an advance of ?%d to %d per lb. Tallow.--Very large. catalogues were brought torward. Local ' manufacturers sholwedd little dispositoio -to .operate, except for prime wlhilte mixed parcels' at all-.n advance o...
EDEN-MONARO RAILWAY LEAGUE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 January 1914
EDEN-MONARO RAILWAY LEAGUE. --- -k--- - A public meeting was held in the Eden School of Arts on 31st ult., to take steps to urge upon the Govern ment the desirability of constructing a line of railway between Twofold B1ay and the Monaro tableland. Mr. G. R. Phillips, who was voted to the chair, said that both political parties had definitely pledged them selves in favor of decentralisation, and the Premier, Mr. Holman, as well as Mr. M' Gowen and the Min ister for Works (Mr. Griffith), have expressed opinions in favor of the Bombala-Eden line. He hoped the meeting wvould endeavor to bring about a concensus of opinion, and that the one aim should be the rail way, irrespective of route. After a general discussion, it was proposed by Mr. Morgan, seconded by Mr. A. I. Nicholson, and carried That a railway league be formed, to be known as the. Eden-Monaro Rail way League, for the purpose of urg ing the Government to construct a line line of railway between Eden and the Monaro tableland. ...