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A Four-mile Tunnel. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
A Four-mile Tunnel. The Mont a "Or tunnel between Frnnce and Switzerland, on w&lt;hich boring operatione began nearly three years ago, was pierced a few days ago. At balf-pnat seven in tho evening- the two boring gangs which had been advancing from the Swiss the French sides met and shook hands, and it was found that the engineers had calculated tho cutting with the greatest accuracy. The tunnel, which is 8J miles Ion#, bores through the Jura mountains from Frasne to Vallorlie, thus ob viating an eleven-raiie detour by Pontnrlier, and should have been pierced two months ago. Tho work, however, was delayed by the tap ping of a numher of unsuspected springs which had been pumped dry. Tho outrush of water at onetime reached 2,200 gallons a second. It is hoped to open tho new line early next year. The line, by shortening tho journey from T'uria to Lausanne, will bring the winter re-sorts of tho •.Turn moimtains many hours nearer London.
PADDOCK FED PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
PADDOCK FED PIGS. , I By W. H. Olarko, in the "Agricultiir.il Gazcttu*' of Now South WhIps. On several occasions roloronce whs tnudo in tliiH "Gazette" to the ndvan laguti of pig farming oil tho paddock nybt&lt;>m. It is encouraging to noto that several farmers liava givor. a fair trial to tho system of a rotation of picture crops, as outlined, and ono of tlicm lias stated that his ircoino for the year way £700. It is ponsibJo th;Lt many otlicni also have dono well, bccuuso tho class of bacon tliat can bo jmido from healthy p.-.ddoek-fed pigs ban been soll lli^ ill Ih'U&lt;i quantities at t,'3 per lb. retail, and in tlio city yards, for many a. long day, good baeonera and pot-li ars have ranged from £2 to £3/10/ n pieco. Bwine fever and shortage nt fwd on dairy farms and maizo farms whnro pigs aro mo-ttly raised nt pres ent, may certainly havo had an im portant. effect oil pricei; but that ran not. alter tlio fact that, for years, and even when beef and mutton wer...
Another War Terror. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
Another War Terror. SiRtior UHvi, nn Ttalinn, profo^Hes to have invented a machine which, If his claim cnn be f-ubstantintcd, will add another horror to \wir far exceeding anything hitherto invunt cii. According to liis ntatemont, the mnchlno projects to u:;y distance i rays, doslgnnteil us "l'"" rays, which liavo tho power of ciiti:-i:i;; electric , spur!-.a upon nil metallic objects • with which they come in contact. | Should tho "F" rnys he directed , u- tui a hntUcship, tho electric ' s. arks occurring in the rnagn/.iiies (niise the explosion of the aminuni- I lion. It would he the Runic with I powder maKa/.ines, ammunition wag- i froiiM, loaded guns, or anything else containing explosives. Signor Ulivl K vo ihe following account of hia first practical experiment : " One evening T thought of projecting tho • F ' rays ugainst tho gas-meter. I did so, and the meter blow up. My laboratory was destroyed, and I es caped by a miraclo. From that timo I made further experiments in a sim...
USE OF MOLASSES IN FEEDING. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
USE OF MOLASSES IN FEEDING. Tho increasq thai, tuko.s placo in dry times in tho uso of molasses in stock feeding, aliko in combination with other foods, lor sheop and in connection with cow l'coding in tho dairying diutrictK has brought this subject into promi nQnco witii regard to whether tho sugar is a, nutritive food in itself, or jiicroly nn olejuont in tlio making tho drier mixtures of other foodstuffs palatable. Sumo experiments upon Uiese points aro of interest. In order to ascertain what, is actually tho value of sugar in stock feeding, tlm Yorkshire Agricul tural High School Inrm has issued a report of its bullock 1 ceding experi ments conducted during three winters. In tho first, year's experiments threo pens of cattlo woro put up. In ono of these tho cattle woro fed oil a Tac tion consisting of 70ll> roots (pulped), "lb hay, 71b oat straw chaffed, 21b de corticated cotton seed meal, 21b dried grain, 1 lb 1 indeed cake, and -lib crushed maize. Jn pen -No 2 the ani mals ...
AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITION, ARY. FORCES. EVERY MAN PHYSICALLY FIT IS WANTED. CONDITIONS OF ENLIST[?]RNT. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITION ARY. FORCES. EVE11Y MAN PHYSICALLY FIT IS WANTED. COS'TllTIONK OV KNLIHTMHNT. ... ... 18 to 45 yours '•fi-iimum Height ... fi foot 2 inchos . !i..q| \roa«nriiinont ... H3 iuclio ■ j'or-ions deiirin;; to eulin should apply . hn »f>nr(v&lt;t Town Tf'ill, Shin, null, I' ill Hull or ItRiiniUinp D-pnt. whoro '!■ will lie inn'.ki fur medical x .Miiri'itioM. Vcrsotm who ura I'onsidorcd suitable wi!' bo granted fion vaiiw.i.v ticknl. to tho nwrofolis for final medical uxainination ''lid enlistment, PATK«j OF TAV I'HI'. HAY. Mltr Embarkation Prior to (Including Embarkation deferred pay) Licti tenant IP/ 21/ Korgeant 30/ 10/6 Corporal 9/ 10/ Private / 5/ 6/ SEMBATION ALI.OWANOB. Separation allowance will be paid to married men who are receiving less than 8/ per day, but such nllowanoo will not oxcced tho amount necessary to mako up tho difference between thoir dally rato of pay and 8/ per day. Subject to thin limitation the amounts payable aro as follows :— (a...
FOR WOMEN [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
FOR WOMEN •cBj 'VAfftferwtfftS.") Among other reviralx which lOlo Li producing ono imticos tljn.t tho old insliiomvl knotted Ia(X'H :iro to ha Keen Again. Mawiuno laco, poimlnr in tho eighties, is n. form of tHiu knotting-. Tho Inco is supplied to liavo originated in fringes. which decorated tlio ciut.h inj of tho Ansyri.ui wulpturad fiyiir™. I.aoiny, instead of tlu» ordinary fn»t oainworn introduced Homo time nyo on spocial bloilfio models. Abr> tlxwo lut'inijs wero 113rd1 on soma of the elab orately draped bolts, mi much worn dur ing tho winter. Perliaps this w.ir of fastening really hmds itself moro to summer frocks and blouses, on which ribbons used show to better effect. Milliners have. practically banished eccentricity from tho world of millinery 111 i-t season. Tho 11 fir lints nnd toques hm charming; they aro original and dainty, but 'not the least eccentric. If an unduly remurkubki lint is noticod this rummer, ono uiav tako it for granted that it is not, from tho hatidn ...
OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
OF RURALJNTERES? (B.v "Huilicm.") • Tlio Co-operative Society movement in. Victoria cinnot bo said to har* j mndo Tory apprccifll/U progress, and the meeting of representatives of the various uociotion, held last week, show* j that /armors arc not jot, prepared to : take a step forward #9 rtjjardH federal- i ing oxivtiuE societies or increasing the number. It is eridont from tho tone of tlio mcating roforrtd to, dint rural j producers ,in corta.in parts of tlio j Stato havo not yet gained that con lid- j enco in tbo co-oporotivo movement, ■ gnnorftUy Rpoaking which will oautw them to* lend thoir wholo-hearted hup- | port. There appears to bo a wido di vorgenoo of opinion as to tlio system of: 50-oporation best calculated to BOcurn tlio interests of producers, and irhilo iinj discord in this connection prevails, ; litOT progress can bo made. Thero tiro conoroto instances, however, of groat succwm baring been achieved by co-operativo societies in Victoria, fur nished by tlio Oippsland...
A GIRL'S RESOLUTION [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
* A GIRL'S RESOLUTION Jiifibo wishes to grow strong, nud bo worthy of Jior groat place in tho human race, Dr. Sloan CI>cnscr urgos ft girl to aeeopfc thd following Kimplo rules of health:— 1. I will novor sloop ill a room wit1; a closed window. 2. I will not eat sweets or snacks i between meals. 3. I will chcw every hito of my food until it ".swallows itself," and I will I avoid strong ten or coifce. •1. I will attend to my teeth, because neglected teeth raiiso many ailments, f.uo)i as dyspepsia and anaemia, among young girls. 5. I will take a daily tepid batli, fol lowed by a cold sponge, and a brisk rub down, with; a. rough towel. G. I will try to bo asleep by U.liO as a general rule,every night.
FRECKLES AND WRINKLES [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
FRECKLES AND WRINKLES Freckles and wrinkles uro Iilf-inishcM that, arn a ftourco of continual annoy ance to many women. The best way ti> kocp theni oft' is to apply .1 .slight dusting of oatmeal powder and to wear a veil, white for preference, whenever possible. .\atnrally dry skins wrinklo far moro quickly tliti 11 thoso which poftKoss nio:s tnro to nourish llio tissue!*. Women with very dry skins should novor wo powder during tho summer without ap plying 11 littlo. vanishing cream to tho skin first, and should always "so a good skin food every nig.it, massaging it woll into any lines and wrinkle* which may liavo fonnod.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
A. G. PROUDFOOT & TURNER, Barristers and Solicitors, COLT/INS HOUSE, 360 COLLINS ST*. MELBOURNE' MR. TURNEK visits Cressy REGU LARLY on the FIRST SATUR DAY and following Monday in each month. Creasy Agent-,JOHN M'KENZIE] Land and Commission Agent. E. R. DAVIS, Saddle, Collar & Harness Makers CRESSY. SADDLERY of Every Description made on the Premises at Moderate Prices. Collars a Speciality. Repairs Neatly Executed. Splendid Assortment of LADIES' and GENTS' BOOTS and SHOES always on hand. BICYCLES and Sundries always on hand for Sale, Hire or Exchange. Splendid Assortment of Secondhand Bicycles from £4 up to £7. All new Bicycles built to order guar anteed. Tyres and Tubes Stocked. Western Plains Farmers' Co operative Society, Ltd, Cressy. Have everything replete and com plete for the Harvest season on the Plains. Agents for FARMERS' & SETTLERS' CO OPERATIVE INSURANCE CO., who are pranared to accept all classes of Insurance Risks at Lowest Rates. Building?, Cro...
CORRESPONDENCE. [We do not necessarily identify ourselves with the opinions expressed by our correspondents.] "THE SECRET OF THE HOLLYBOUGH." TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
CORRESPONDENCE. |Wa do not necessarily identify our Belrea with the opinions expressed by our correspondents.] "THE SECRET OF THE HOLLYBOUGH." TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—The committee of the Cressy mechanics' institute passed a resolution at its meeting on Saturday, 23rd October, au thorising its secretary to make application to the local manage ment of the "Secret of Holly bough " for a balance-sheet showing the receipts and expen diture in connection with the staging of their piece, and other expenses, which was considered to be necessary, owing to the small amount received. As the performance was advertised to be piven on behalf of the local Red Cross and the Mechanics' Insti tute, the public accorded it their loyal support, believing that they were contributing to a worthy cause. But keen disappointment was felt when, from a crowded audience, which was estimated to give £20 takings, and a most successful ball followed. The sale of a " doll " and flags, which, was announced to goto the ...
The Pioneer. CRESSY, WEDNESDAY. NOV. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
CRESSY. "WEDNESDAY. NOV. 3. Tub 11th December is the clay on which Labor asks Australia to walk into its little parlor. It wants the Constitution amended in a fashion which will give it the most extraordinary and far reaching powers. If only the electors will step into the little parlor, and Bay "Yes" to Labor's proposals, it will be a quite simple thine: to gratify the poli tical unionists, by using the tax payers' money to pay them higher wages for lees work. It will be quite easy, should that Beem de sirable to the political unionist, to declare any private undertak ing a monopoly and to nationalise 1 ! it. It will be quite easy to give I the railway men anything they may demand, and to leave the States, which own the lines and must run them, to make good the deficiency by raising freights on the small farmer, who is his own boss, and cannot be a political unionist. These are very wide powers; they might very easily be abused. Mr Hughes assures us that they will not be used in th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
JiNSURE YOUR CROPS Before they get Burnt. . A Good Yield is promised—all the more likelihood of Fires—all the more reason to Insure. When you Insure, do it with the strongest firm, I.e., The Royal Insurance Coy. . We represent that Company, and'will give you policies that are sound. IMPRESSING Sir. js. ^ — — °°tt. J. RICHENS, Suscessor to W. R. C, Wilson, • HAIRDRESSER & TOBACCONIST, Hall St., Cressy, op. Mason's Store. BEGS to announce that he has in Stock a large assortment of all the leading brands of Tobacco, (Ji-gars, Cigarettes, &c„ &c. Pipes in endless variety. Cigarette and Cigar Holders, 'iobacco Poaches, &c. patches, Chains arid Guards, while anything in the Jewellery line obtained on the shortest possible notice. No any-lie-to-get-you-in policy with me, and « No jolly-glad-to-get-out teeling with you. ^ CALL AND INSPECT. J. PROWSE & SONS, Carpenters Blacksmiths & Windmill Manufacturers Beeac and Cressy. "if OCAL AGliNTS for ...
TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—Referring to the recent dramatic performance, entitled "The Secret of the Hollybough," advertised to be given in aid of the Cressy Red Cross Society and the local. Mechanics' Institute, we think it desirable that the public should be informed that. our society only received the sum of £2 Os 6d, despite the fact that during an interval in the above performance a doll, flags, etc,, ' generously donated by Mr RofF Batterbury, were auctioned by Mr Chesterfield for and on behalf of the Red Cross Society, and. realised over £4. We are given to understand that the expendi ture incurred in producing the above performance was in excess of the receipts, notwithstanding the liberal patronage afforded by the public, consequently there was no surplus to distribute,. The point, however, that demands explanation is—Why the Red Cross Society only received a por tion of the mm realised oh the goodB sold on their behalf ? It is. obvious that the purchasers of the articles mentione...
BEEAC. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
BEEAC. From Oar Oorr«n>onc3«nt. A dramauc entertainment waB held at Beeac public hall on Tues day evening last, when two open Bcencs wore staged, Dream Faces and A Mpssage from the Front, an inci dent of the present war, were pre sented. Tbej were well received and very "favorably 1 commented npon, the acting being particularly well done. The parts were taken by the Misses M. and L. Panaher, Messrs C. Roman, J. Frasor, 0. Davies and M. Danaher. The musical part of the programme was as follows :—Songn, " Perfect Day,'' Miss I. Sitlimjton (Colac) ; " Wako Up," Mins Elsie Gray; "Tosli'sJ Good-bye," Mr B. Patrick (Uolac) ; " I hear you calling me," Mr Phil. Bateman (Cressy) ; " Asleep in the deep," Mr .7. Fraser (Weoring). There was a good audience. A sum of £5 6s has been handed to the local Ked Cross Society to procure Xmas comforts for the Boldiers. A patriotic concert was held at i Weering State school on Friday j evoning, when a splendid pro gramme was presented, the fallow ing ...
FARM-YARD MANURE. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
FARM-YARD MANURE. (By H. T. M&lt;iKon?rin, Dairy finporviBor.) It Is ft notoriotiH fact that many farm era undorostimnto (ho value of farm rani rnnnure, with the remilt that mnch valuable fertilizing material goes to wsBto every year on tho farms of thin titntn. It is no uncommon mgjlit to BOO gront heaps of manure, the accumula tion of many yearn, lying about, with out. any nttompt. mado to put namo to profitable use. Iri fact, In nomo caiiefl it in looked upon an a miisanen, th® farmer being content with (totting it away from the proximity o^Hin milking slicds an&lt;l other places. In'canos where farm ers do make an ondoavour to ut.iitao tho farmrnrd mnnuro, their effort# are, to a largo extent, norrt raliped by faulty methods of Ktorngc. They are, for Uio most, part, ignorant of the fundamental bacterial change* which manuro under goes subsequent to being voided by tho animal. It is in extremelv raro canes Hint, any attempt, is made to navo the liquid manure; yet ...
FOR SUNDAY READING. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
FOR SUNDAY READING. And Mows siu'd to liis fntJicr-iii-l.-nv, "Come Thou with iw, and w« will do thro good; for tin* I.ord lmth spoken good concerning Israel." And In* Kitid "I i»ill not n°» '"it- J will depart, lo niino own In ml, :i.nd to my kindred." Num. 1.0, v. 2!). Moses, rnllrd the friend of find, find tlio lender of God's redeemed from Kgypt to the promised limd, invites liis fnther in law, TTohfln, to throw his lot in with tlio redeemed' ones. "Com« thou with ub and wr will do tlico good, for tho Lord hnth ppokcn good con cerning Israel." But Hoban «u'd "I will not go, I'will not go, I will return to mino own land and to my people." Mompb entreated liim again to go, Imt wo aro not told that ho ohtwig«xl his mind, nnd prob ably lio departed to bin own Innd, his people, nnd endod liio dayn with thwn. You aro now asked' to como and ally thyself with God's redeemed pcoplo, to bu one with thorn. Tho wimo invitiv tion is given to you, nnd tho wimo re Hult will happen if you como....
TO DEHORN A CALF. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
TO DEHORN A CALF. Tlio most satisfactory way to dohorn a calf is to apply caustic potash. Can* tie. potash en 11 ho obtained at Almost flay drujj StorO. Tt usually cornea in the form of slicks about tho mzo of n lead jicueiJ. Tho oaIf should bo treated ivh&lt;jn ono or two (lays old or'ns noon aa tho starting horn ran bo located. To dohorn tlio calf, clip tho hair from flit' spot whero tho horn is starting. Then wet tho end of ft stick of caustic potash and rub on t.ho budding horn ' until a sore spot about tho kIko of ft dime is produced. Tho operation can b* hastened by breaking tho flhin before rubbing on tlio potash. Tho cnlf should not bo turned out Into tho rain immofl!-; atolv after caustic potash has been op- •, plied, as it may bo washed down into '• tlio calf's eyes. I Caustic potash should bo handled by I wrapping a piece of paper around tba slick. It must bo kept in a tlghtly stoperod bottle, or it will absorb •watoT from tho air and dissolve.
THE JET-HUNTER'S FOSTER SON CHAPTER XXI. THE PICNIC [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
THE. JET-HUNTER'S^ FOSTER SON «y i... ■ ; 'CHAPTER XXI. THK PICNIC Th« picnic, on a grand khIo—'&lt;>■ &lt; things ivoro liborally dorni at Thomlale —duly took placo, nud it *va.t favored by tho tvoather, an integral factor in (ho kUccum of Mich fo.itiviticH, and out' Tviiioii not oven orowned lunula tun command. Tho picnic ivns at Jiottom loy Briars. Bolton Cra&lt;(. tin- rivnl .site, had it* pftrtiRann to tho la-4, uiui it was cprtuinly by fur tho more pi&lt;-tnr 0&lt;K)UU spot of tho two; but., os gonninl Jy happens, tho choico of tho.se nitfi ; whom lay tho ultimate decision was for tho «nuggor locality, ,S;irno of tJi«" young ladies, and some of tho young men, ravod nbont Bolton Crag, \ri,:.!i Ki);i tho most elevated piece of ground in tho Tafrt Thorsdalo estate, and where thero war; , swim rimlly picturesque sce'uery, fttjch ii.m is bo common in • Wulon ami Drrron mid Cumberland, and so rnru in the Knst of Kngland. Vdf « moment it fin...
ECONOMIC PORK PRODUCTION. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 3 November 1915
ECONOMIC PORK PRODUCTION. A nhort tlmu ngo, Mr. John Harrir, of t.hn Cnino havoii curing firm,, tyidprlooft Wiirio rxporim«ntn on btjhalf of tho Wiltfih'irn County Council, font rdyen wore madn 1*> hold forty pl|jn, which rrero foil thrico dnlly. Tho dry f^oil wim flunked over niflht nt tho r»i« of n perk to flvn ^nllonn of water, ei eppt when milk wn&lt;i iimkJ, when it ro plne.ed ilrt own volume of wst-or. Tho~ potatoes wore boilnd »nd tho foods wore not piven them in a nloppy condition. Hi* hundred nnd forty plgn woro pnr rhniied in tho ordinary wny for fatten ing, -the woifflit ranging from 83 lbs. to Ml lbs., nnd tho tiino taken to fat ton vnrled from d»von to fourtonn weeks. The recordu nhowed that tho yotinffor iho pij; nndor fattening tho greater tho weekly profit. Tho highest wookly gain obtained wad I,iVi llw., on tho tino of barley monl, one gallon Kepnratod milk, nnd .'I Hi. of potatoes a day; barley moal '' with Hopnrnted milk wnn tho noxt bent; and tho worst...