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All Gas. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
All Gas, "Laura," said that young liady's mother, "it seems to nme that you had the gas turned rather low while young Smartly was hero last oveulng." "It was solely for oconomIy, maiiu ma," answered the maiden,. "There is no use trying to boat the gas company, my daughter, I have noticed that the shutting off of the gas is always followed by a corresponding InICrease of pressure," "Well, that lessens the waist, does it not, mamma, dear?" replied the art. less girl. And her fond parent could find no answer.
FOR THE FARMER. HOUSING POULTRY. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
FOR THE FARMER, HOUSING POULTRY. If all poultry houef, of the closed. il typo haldl an eand or one side of them1 knocked out, disease would dim. Pilist by one-half, and the protite front the birds compelled to roost in them would, probably, 1e doubled, It is iulnolsiblo to conicoivo anything more ilnallitary and conduclvo to disoease than the ordllinary type of fowlhouse one ses0 in the country, It ll CrIaIIp. .od, dark and without anyi vutilatillon, except tho many draughty ralckCs. It is little wonder that golIng 10111 the foetid naltmnonsphere into often an un. bhioltered yard the birds conltract colds, and 0oon0- becomeo i prey to dia. caseo, It were far better to let the hons roost il trooee, Tle ilooeping qluarters of fowla should be meorely draIugit-proof sholtor from extreoIes of weather 1nd(, if wiiter oeggse be doe sired, they shiould hlave dry scratch. ing quartors for bad weatheor. Always have your poultry houso0 open to the north,
The New Baby. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
The Now Daby. Teacher: I shall not keep you after School, Johnnie. You may go home 0ow. Johnnie: I don't want to go home. There's a baby just come to our house. Teacher: You ought to be gladl, Johnnie, A dear little baby--. Johnnlo (vehemently): I ailn't glad! Pa'll blame me-he blamen me for overything,
FATTENING POULTRY. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
FATTENING POULTRY. Theo best and, at the same time, most economical method of fattening nall inds of poultry is to ookeep them in confinoment for a short tielo before they are roeqluired for table, A good dleal of ju(lgment, however, has to be oxorciseod in dlciding the length of time this confinemont is to last, for if overdone, even in the slightest de gree, the birds rapidly lose flesh and go back in condition. Strange as it may soom, once this begins, no amount of feeooding will restoro oeither their weight or condition till after they have regaineod their Ilborty again, For this reason the poultry must be confined for too long a period before they .0%r" ;'3,ired,
IRON FOR FOWLS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
IRON FOR FOWLS, Iron is lpresent in the fowl's body; part of this iron is in an organised form in the rod corpuscles of the blood, The total amount of iron is small, but novertholesos, it is of great importance, andi a deliciency re* sults in anaemia. One frequently flds tlhant eggs laid by insuiliolently fed fowls have pale yolks. The coloring of the yolk is (1ue to pigmenouts, tlnd, possibly, to the phospholipine tormelld lecithin. Iron, in an organised form, is found inl the ahl1 of the egg. Vegotable foods, eso pecially clover and lucerno, are rich in minerals, and tlheir uno results in richlycoloredl yolks, Anneomic fowls may be easily treated by administer ing to each live 1drops of perchllorlde of 1ron in a teaspoon of well-snweten. ed milk, Thid is a very cheap tonic, and is better in many ways than tile ordinary aulphato of iron (copperas),
DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHICK. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHICK, Present-day poultry science gives these facts in the devolopment of the chick:-- Twelvo hours after incubation hlnas begun the lineaments of the head and body are discovered, Close observa .iell has foundli tile heart to boeat y the close of the day. At the end of 48 hours two vesicles of blood are distinguished, pulsatlons of which aro visible. At the fiftieth hour an auricl of the heart appears, At the end of 70 hours undlstiuguished wings, nand on the head two bubbloes for the brain, one for the bill, and two oth ers for the fore-part and the0 hinder part of the head, The liver appears towarlds the fifth day. At tile 1nd of 131 hours the first voluntary motion is observed, Seven hours later the lungs and stomach nocome visible, and the Intestines, the loins, and the upper jaw are seen at the 1nd of 142 hours. The seventh day the brain, which is slimy, begins to have some consistence, At tlhe 100th hour of incubation the bill opens, and the flesh appears ...
GRIT A NECESSITY. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
GRIT A NECESSITY. A lack of this causes a slow supply of eggs, and if fowln havo not the materials for digesting their food, it is impossible for them to got on, for the proper nutriment must be extract ed from the food for the production of eggs,. Oyster shell grit for lime, as well as soea shell or pebbly beach grit, is best for the purpose, as it is very hard and sharp, and a small quantity goes a long way. It should be okept in a trough in the run for the fowls to help themselvoes to,
RAINFALL AND THE CROPS. THE EFFECT OF TILLAGE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
RAINFALL AND THE CROWSP, THE EiJ1FFEOT Oh' TILLAGCE. Intereeting oidelighte on the relation of the rainfall to thebo orop roturns have Obeen received by the Omnionwealth Moeteorologiet from onoof the oboorvere, who ito farming on a large ocalo at Traleo, near Parkeoe, N.S.W, His experience confirms the theory -.now largely translated into praotlooe-that by proper and careful tillage of the coil for the previous ten or twelve monthe before ueeding, ouflicient moei* tore may be retained in thebo ubeoil to provide storage upon which the wheat plant may draw and thrive, even in winters so dry no to make failure cor. tain under the older methods of cultid vation, By the end of June at TralOee about 3000 acres were sVeded, Although from this time till the crop was barvested, at the end of November, only 2j inchee of rain fell upon it, an average yield of fourteeon buhebels per acre weas stripped off 2500 oorec, and the remaining 0 acres, which were out for hay, yielded one ton per ore., A...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
WHOOPING UQUGH. r'My little boy had whoopiug cough very badly, sav! Mrs. A. Henderson, The People's Store, 47 Wlgen Rd., Mornington, N.Z. *"I tried several cough medioines without any of Ithea doiog him any good, then I tried Ohain. bertdain's Cough Remedy and he gob ipi. Mediate relief, Since then I have always kept bottle of this wondetfl medlolne by sm annd onend it to y'eryond." . oJ Sgll gborokeepurt, IT NEVER IFAILS, " For years wo have boon using Chamber. oInin's Cough Remedy," eays Mr. Herbert I. Woodhead, Wentworth, N.S. W, " We have six children and never use anything else for the treatment of coughs, colds and bronohial oomplainrs. I confidently recom. mend Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to ,veryone, more ripocially to parents, who like myself have young achildren's health to safeguard. It never faile to give relief In all cases." Sold by all etorekeepors. HARD TO BEAR. -4·6-.-. When the back aohes end pilus so badly that you can't woeL k, can't rooest, on't sleep can't eat, ...
WIT AND HUMOR. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
WIT AND HUMOR. Lodgeor: I can't stay bere aluy longer, Mrs. sinks, Landlady: Why not, sir? What 1n your complaint? Lodger, Lung complaint; your baby howls too much. Bookseller: Would you care about this, madam-a new book of fairy tales, just out? Lady: No, thanks: I'm used to ther. I've been married four years, you know," "Why does Miss Screecher close her eyes when she singe?" "Perhaps she ano a tender heart," "I don't quite understand.' ' "Maybe she can't bear to aee how we suffer." He watched his wife dolig up h6r hair, and his face was storn, "Why do you' put the hair of an* other woman on your head?" he ask. ed severely. "Why do you," she replied sweetly, "put the skin of another call on your feet?" "What's the matter with your oyd, Jane?" "Gold a cold in it again, mum." "Alih! I must put some curtains over the keyholes; they are evidently very draughty." Touruist (to guide): That's a very imposing statue, guide, Guide: Indeed, you are right, sir; most people are imposed on by ...
SCALY LEGS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
SCALY LEGS. Scaly logs are contagious (as aroe most diseases of poultry), and can beo cured by washing with carbolic soap and hot water, painting logs with korosoaone or wood preserving oil oc caasionally. 'Thla unsilghtly onlarge. miont of the leg sla caused by a para salto (sarcoptos nmutans), and 1is close ly assoclated with uncleanlliess and over-crowded runs.
WHY IMPORT CITRUS FRUIT? [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
WHY IMPORT CITRUS FRUIT? Why, asks an export, do we import citrus fruit from Italy? We have conditions here favorable to the growing of first class fruit. We can produce citrus fruit here equal to what we receive fromn Italy, if pro per cultural methlods are practised, The soil is here, and the climatic condition. The Italian fruit hait a thin skin, the correct flavor, and its keeping quality is world-renowned. Yet some of our locally-produced oran ges will conmpareo favorably with theirs, but to oust the imported ar tidcles growers should endeavor to produce more of this class, The thin skinned varieties are just as eaulsily grown as the inferior types, and, as far as flavor is concorned, many of our up-to-datoe growers produce fruit every bit as good as that imported- better in fact, but the drawback is that we do not got enough, nor (does it always combine with the commer cially-essential thin skin.
SMOKING WHILE MILKING. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
8MOKING WHILE MILKING, Do not allow clogs or loafoer to be round at milking time, If any acci dent occurs by which a pail-full o' partly full of milk becomon (lirty, do not try to remeoindy this by straining, but reject all this milk, and rinse the pall, We remember one day, when on a visit, seeing a milking hand mnioking a pipe. Suddenly, ho e spoke to the oow, andl the pipe fell from .. the man's mouth iuto the bucket, lie made one grab into the milk-bucket, put the wot pipe into his pocket, and went on milking! Then, what about the ash from a pipeo or cigaretteo fall ing about everywheore? Sack the man or boy who smokes whllo milking.
CYCLING AND MOTORING. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 January 1914
OYOLING AND MOTfORING., At the recent Internationasl Road Congreso held in London, a complte cenous of the World's motor vehicles was compiled for the first time, A9 the United States leads in the pro. tuotion of automobiles, so she also leads in their operation, It was esti. mated that America possesses more than half of all the motor vehloleso in rhe world, the number, Including motor cyoles, bring 628 185 as oomplred with EIngland's 125 728 The balance of a total of 1,101,911 is distributed throughout thie other countries of the world. France ranked third with 89,185, and Germany fourth with 70,006. The total number of com. oercial motor vehicles, included in bthe bhove fibureo, Is given as G9566, Usually the number of atttomobtiles in any oountry greatly exceedo the number of commercial motor vehicleso, althouh Germany is reported as having 49,126 commercial lorries, and only 15,618 pleasure cars, It should bo noted, how ever, that these filures are bsed on reports dated June le...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 January 1914
W1HOOPING COUGhI, a My little boy had whoopiua cough very bidly, savse re. A. lenetorson, Tie ]l'zeoplo'a Store, 47 llgoal Rd., Morning'on, N,., "I tried several oouh mediolneas wilthout any of them doing hiJ any good, thon I tried Chan., berlai'i Coughl Remedy and hbe got lmn. mediate rollef. Sinoe then I have always kept a bottle of this wondesfnl mediaoine ay me and reoammoOnd it to overwyone." Sold by alltterekrospeo, BROUGIHIT TO LAY, Are thoes enomis iof civiIi6Ialon Indl. Qobtion and Dyspepdl, whnn Dr. SlBldon'a I)igeetivo Tabtuhl, ere emploVyed, 1/6 aud 2/0 per tin, Obtainabln e Everywhore. 8iOROSE8 LIQUID PAOYE POWDER. No wliea woman uaee dry powder, be. anae 1 I ijuree the oomploxioo. 8Olonsi Luouio POWDX1 ia a proparatlon r~oom* mended by tho medlal profession. o le economeal anld beautifyin~, Try lt, 9/9 p?e bottle, Obtalnble lfro, F. R, Ooli, Faug Gloods Sltoil S Arnand, CLEANLINESS IS MEXT TO ODLINES , A olean body induoce a olean mInd, A olean body is attained by the ...
MELBOURNE. PERSONNEL OF PARLIAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 January 1914
?, -': ·- MELBOURNE, --4e--- (1lrom our own Oorreopondent), PlBONNRL OF PABUILIAMENT. In the Legislative Connoil the "Olan Moo'~ is well and worlthily re. presPenoted, both physically and men tally. Mr. M'Bryde, Mr. M'Donald and Mr. M'Whio are all above the average htight. They are all, too, canny to a degreo whether in regPard to their legliushlstivo work or their pri wate businesses, The lIonourable Duncan E'phinuetone M'Bryde, who has represeonted the 8outh.Eastern Province for a long timu, has a quiet but Inieivo agstyle about him that oem mandte the rIspect of his colleagues and his oonstituents. ?i H is not a man of many words, but what he does any is directly to thea point. . 1i-s omet what stornness of aspect belies the really genial character of the honour able gentlemen, He is wlhat some pnblio men are not-easily approach able. It is gossipped in the lobbies that whenover you want a safe tip re garding a "little fltlter " in mining, you cannott do better tihaIn conault Mr....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 14 January 1914
IT NEVEIR FAIdS, " For yehr we have been using Chamber. lein's Cough Remedy," says Mtr, Herbert II, Woodhaeed, Wentworth, N.S ,W, "We have six children and never use anything cite for tbhe treatnment of onu ghe, colds and bronobhial complainte, I confidently recomn. mend Chamberlain'. Cough Remedy to everyone, more espealally to parente, who like myselt ha\ve young children's health to satle*ard. It never fails to give relief in all oSII" Sold bl all storekeepere, WIIOOPING COUGH AND BRONCHTTIS LITI LE1 GIRL, SU1 FFERED FOR SEVICEN MON'TH'IS. My little girl, aged two yearns, had Whoop. lug Cough and BIronchitis for seven months," writes Mrs, F, Lawaona, 3 oter.strent, OCmperdown, N...W. " Sometimen she was ohabd she would fall down with weakness, Many a time I havo picked her up. thlnlking she was dead. She wouldl hold her hreath, and I would have to smaok hr on th~e back so as to help her to hroeathe again. I Rgave her a number of oough remedie, and I was always anking henr to the ...