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Shepparton Freezing Works. FURTHER ARRANGEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 28 May 1914
Skepparton Freezing Works. FURTHER ARRANGEMENTS. A meeting of the company's board was held last Thursday, at which all the directors were present. Satisfactory arrangements have been made for the sale of the compauy's produce of all kinds in England, Amerioa and the Continent. The company expects that a large number of shareholders will pat their insurance buainoss through its'agency, and so indirectly gain thB benefit of the commissions earned. The company is entering into negotia tions so as to be able lo supply manure, cornsacks, etc., at rcduced rateB, The company will deal with stock on three methods as follows:-(1) It will buy aiock straight out at a price per head. (2) It will buy at so much per pound dead weight. (3) It will kill nod freeze stock on account of owners who wish to consign to England or else where, charging currant rates for (lie work and miking large advances on the meat. In regard to the lirafc method in which the company will buy at a straight-out price per ...
WALLOWING TANK. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 28 May 1914
WALLOWING TANK. The pleasure that a pig gets out of wallowing in shallow water is taken advantage of by some breeders to keep them free from vermin. A tank is made of conveni ut size. It is ad visable to have it under cover-a shel ter roof of iron, enough to keep the sun off it, will do. The tank is par tially filled with water, and the sur face of the water is covcred with kero sene oil. When the pigs wallow in this they get sufficient oil on them to destroy vermin. When necessary, the oil and water are replenished, and the tank, of course, requires occasion al cleaning. To prevent the forma tion of mud-holes, 'the ground sur rounding the tank should be surfaced with concrete.
WAYSIDE WINNOWINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 28 May 1914
WAYSIDE WINNOWINGS. [BY A BOHEMIAN] The manner in which patriotism is iustilled into the minds of children on Empire Day ia worthy of approbation. The day's proceedinga are BO arranged that it can scarcely be thought that the lasting impressions made oo those red-letter intervals will be easily effaced. As a virile people we are naturally endowed with a iove of country, and the glorious traditions afffcting the preservation of the gre&tneBB of the Empire to ffhich wr belong". And it muBt be borne in mind that love and pride in one's country beget patriotism to the Em pire, The occasion, moreover, serves a double purpose,.in that it perpatuntrn the memory of Victoria tho Good, that Great White Queen who exercised such poteDt weal in banding the Empire together in the bonds of common brotherhood and common interest, and in firmly establishing a true Imperial spirit of unity and concord. Though our part in the celebration was on a small scale, it was none the less sinr.ere and ...
BOXING CHILDREN'S EARS. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 28 May 1914
BOXING CHILDREN'S EARS. A physiological journal some time ago condemned the practice of boxing children's ears. The passage of the ear is closed by a thin membrane, specially adapted to bo influenced by every impulse of the air, and with nothing but the air to support it in ternally. If anyone designed to break nr overstretch the membrane, he could scarcely devise a more effective means than to bring the hand sudden ly and forcibly down upon the pass age of the ear, thus driving the air violently before it, with no possibility for its escape but by the membrane giving way. ?.Ianv children are made deaf by this practice.
PELLUEBLA. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 28 May 1914
PELLUEBLA. (From Our Correspondent.) Tha district looks very well, and during last week we hid some heavy dews,"slight froBtB, and a fairly heavy foy. The days are those of Bpriag rather than autumn. List night we had a good rain, and this will do much towarda freshening grass and crnps. Many of the Gelds are a beautiful sight. Stock looks very well. The percentage of lambs around here iB fairly high. I notice that " bunny " ia being trapped about these parts. For Children's Hacking Cough at Night, Woods' Great Pepperaiafc Curei I? 6a
CORRESPONDENCE. While being desirous of alfording every Facility for Ihe ventilation of matters of public interest, we do not necessarily endorse, nor do we hold ourselves responsible for opiumm expressed by our correspondents—ED T.E. VOTING 15V POST AND WATER SUPPLY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE EXPRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 28 May 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. While being desirous of alfording every Facility for Ihe ventilation of matters of public in terest, wo do not necessarily endorse, nor do we hold ourselves responsible for opiumm expressed by our correspondents- KD T.li. VOTING 15V POST AND WATER SUPPLY. TO THE EDITOR OF TIIE EXPRESS. Sik,-I was very pleased to read your leading articlc in the last issue of the Exntiiss. What the People'6 Party has done by the select voting by post, opens the door to the possibilities of votiDg by post in general. It is o/ev 20 years now siuce 1 advocated postal voting for Parliamentary elections. What enormous sums of money it would save, and as far as the secrecy is concerned one is about as effective ax the other. At the C*mpbell-Kervillo election years ago one of my canvassers at .St James, just as the door had been shut for tho counting of tho ballot papers, said to the people outside, " Now, gentlemen, I will declare the poll,'' and the numbers were only two out of the officia...
BUNGEET WEST. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 28 May 1914
BLTNGEET WEST. (From Our Correspondent.) The niiny friends of Mr and Mra F. Griffin, of Bungeet West, will be pleased to hear of a successful opera tion being psrformed on their young son at the Childreu'a Hospital, Mel bourne, and liopeB are entertained that he will soon be able to leave that institution. Dr Ritz, who had attended the child, advi*>d hia re moval to the abovo hospital. A successful rabbio ahoot took place en Mr T. Gritlin'a property, ' Glen Nevis," 1U1 rabbits and four p»ira o£ hares being bagged ; also, one fox. Mr Jap. Gilbert, within the last five weeks, has killed 15 foxea , laat winter ho killed 13. They are numerous about this district1.
KATAMATITE. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 28 May 1914
KATAMATITE. Tho residents of the district between Katunga and Kotamatite have decided to petition the 1'oatuiaster-General (Mr Wynnp) for >1 tri-weekly mail service. At present Druruanure, Biala Crei-k, and Invergordon have a daily service between Nuuiurkah and Kafca matitr, and the petitioners wish the nuiluim's routo altered, so that on alternate days their mails may be collected. Those at present being Berved by a daily mail are protesting against any alteration being made.
GROWING MANGOLDS. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 28 May 1914
GROWING MANGOLDS. Iii choosing the situation for man golds a sunny aspect should be se lected, as they love the warnrtii, and well-rooted will withstand heat as well as drought much better than tur nips. Mangolds are not subject to 'blight like the turnip, and on this ac count are invaluable as a stand-by in case of a failure in the turnip crop. When manuring for mangolds, the far mer could greatly improve the yield of his crop by adding a little nitrate of soda, which can be applied with or at the time of seeding or as a top dressing. The course to be taken, however, must be determined accbrd ing»to conditions, the chief of which being the nature of the land. For in stance, if the land is of an open, por ous nature, the method of applying it as a top-dressing at comparatively short intervals is probably most econ omical, as there is little danger of the nitrate being washed through into the subsoil before the plants have a chance to make use of it. .But on land of a retentive natur...
THE HOUSEHOLD. SELECTED RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 28 May 1914
THE HOUSEHOLD. SELECTED RECIPES. Almond Wafers.--Four oz. One sugar, the whites of three eggs, %lb. of sweet almonds. Have the almonds blanched and- very finely shredded. Whisk the whites to a stiff froth, Etrain first the sugar, then the alm onds. Cover a baking sheet with fresh white paper, drop the mixture in small rounds n to this, and 'bake in a slow oven. Worcestershire Cauce: Boil 1 quart vinegar. When cold add pint mush room ketchup, % pint treacle, 1 lemon (two if found too sweet), %oz cay enne pepper, Msoz. cloves, %oz. ginger (whole), Vfeoz. garlic (bruised), %oz. salt. Put into a jar for six or seven days, shake' or stir every day, then strain and bottle. This will keep for any length of time. Another recipe: One quart ' good brown vinegar, half cup of treacle, loz. cayenne pepper, 1 ex. cloves, loz. mace, loz. ginger (whole or bruised), loz. garlic, 1 round nutmeg (bruised), loz. of salt, and 2 large onions. Boil gently for half an hour, and then strain. When cool, bott...
TAINT IN CREAM. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 28 May 1914
TAINT IN CREAM. Feed llmt will injure the flavor of the butter and which should not be fed to milch cows are: - 1. Turnips and turnip tops. 2. Rape or rye. 3. Decayed ensilage. 4. Leeks, onions, or apples in large quantities. Other causes of taint in cream are: 1. Cows' udders and teats in an un clean condition at milking time. 2. Milking in unclean bails. Using unclean wooden, galvanised or rusty milking pails. .1. Separating the milk in contact with odors. 5.-Improperly cleaned separator. G. Keeping the cream in cellars or other places' where there are roots or vegetables. 7. Keeping the cream for several days at a temperature over 55 deg. S. Cows drinking water from stag nant water-holes or the soakage of stock or farm yards.
PATTERN OF LADY'S DRESSING GOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 28 May 1914
PATTERN 01? LADY'S DRESSING GOWN. A good Dressing Gown is always welcome. This design is for pyrenees flannel. It represents "Everylady's I Journal" pattern No. 183, cut in three sizes, small, medium and large. This pattern may be bought for | ninepence from local pattern agent, or will be sent post free to any address J if ninepen'ce in stamps is sent to Dept. "A," "Everylaily's Journal," 37'J Swanston-street, Melbourne. State I number of pattern and size required. If a penny stamp is sent to above ad dress a 4S-page catalogue will be sent to any reader who writes "send free catalogue." Little Arthur stood peering down in to the countenance of his baby sis ter, whom the nurse was singing to sleep. "Nursie," he finally whispered, 'it's nearly unconscious, isn't it?" " The nurse nodded in the affirmative, and sang on. "Then don't sing any more, or you will kill it." More women are looking for an op portunity to elope from' men than to elope with them. The habit of worrying, althougn ...
LIME FOR THE SOIL. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 28 May 1914
LIME FOR THE SOIL. The nature of the lime used de pends upon the purpose for which it is required. Lime is applied' to the soil for the following objects: - (a) To lighten heavy clays; (b) to sweet en sour soils; (c) to supply plant Lood. In the first case, either unslackod lime (powdered quicklime), or quite freshly slacked lime is the most ef fective, the action 011 the clay being both of a mechanical and chemical nature, breaking up the colloidal clay particles when tlie lime is slacked in contact with the clay. Slacked lime is much less effective, as the action is only a mechanical one, as there is no combination of the lime with the silicates of the clay.
VARIOUS VIEWS OF "PROFIT." [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 28 May 1914
VARIOUS VIEWS OF "PROFIT." Large crops are not always profit able crops, and the finest looking ani mal does not always give the largest net' return. For generations we have been taught and urged to grow bigger crops, unmindful of the relation of in creased cost to increased production. The value of increased production al ways depends upon whether or not It is economically secured, i.e., upon whether the margin of profit an acre is increased or not. Another important factor always to be kept in mind is the relation which any part of the farm enterprise bears to the whole. A crop judged by it self might be profitable and yet the system might be unprofitable. For example, timothy hay might prove a good crop in any one year, or even two or three years, but eventually the yield must decline, because a system of farming with this crop alone would not be likely to maintain fer tility, so that the system could not be called profitable. On the other hand, clover might not prove to be a mon...
TO PREVENT HAIR-BALL. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 28 May 1914
TO PREVENT HAIR-BALL. Hundreds of calves die every year from one-cause or another, and very otteu the; farmer is at a loss to knovi the - cause of death. Practical experi ence counts all the time. Mr. J. A. Bird, of Duraubox, Tweed River, N.SiW., is a dairy farmer who, when a calf dies,, wants to know-the reason why. He had some calves die. He opened the stomach of one and found a hard mass of hair like a piece of felt and about the size of a tennis ball, which had collected through the calves sucking the ears of each oth er at feeding time, which is a com mon practice among young calves. Mr. Bird tried many means ol prevention, and finds that a small quantity of fresh cow manure mixed with separ ated milk, and allowed to stand in the sun all day before being rubbed on the ears and bellies of the calves at feeding time completely breaks the bad habit.
GOOD MANNERS. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 28 May 1914
GOOD MANNERS. Have you ever heard any one 6ay, "Oh, it I were rich I'd have things nice then"? Did you ever notice whe ther she had things as nice without being rich as she could? Just as the rich and poor use the same standard of spelling, as free to one as to the other, so they can both use the same standard of good breeding if they choose. Good manners cost attention, and that is all. The same man or wo man who would feel disgraced to write i for I, or to spell poorly, thinks it is no matter if he eats with his knife, keeps his liat on in the house, or is re miss in the many little things that custom has decided ought to be done. There is the same reason for being remiss in spelling as in politeness. Politeness is like an ajr-cushion though there may be notHing in it, it eases the jolt of this world wonder fully." That one is poor is no ex cuse for rough ways; neither does it excuse a slack table service. It is the little things that make living delight ful. Mrs. Whitney is not f...