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To Tell the Age of an Egg. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
To Tell the Age of an Egg. The method, explained below, of easily ascertaining whether aa egg is fresh or otherwise. comes from the Agricultural Society of Saxony. All the appuratus required is a ves sel filled with water. Placed in the water, the egg, if frer.h. will reniin resting at the buttom of the sessel in a hori,.sn tal Isosition. If, houever, the egg in not quite fr-sh, it will rest with the big crul raised higler than the small end, and the higher the big end is raised the older is the ogg. A\ri Žgg thre·e weeuks oId rests diago, na~ls: at the h~cttori ji tI1 twtt tr. A thrPc mnonths~ oldl ~'g standsl actt~aIly porised o~n itS, rma1; mOI. An egg that is mrre than three months old will dloat. The reason why the egg acts thus. andti itsaelf ansers th~ question. "How old are yol ?'" is simple. As an egg gets older it-unlike sonme persons-becolmes more buoyant. The water containel in the white of the egg evaporates, and this causes the empty space at the thick end of every egg...
Tuning-Fork Tests. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
Tuning-Fork Tests. -4-C-- 'The tuning-forkI is the latet ronlar rel uof ln?licil:e. IDr. .lilr can tile, a doctor iwho learneld nnany strange clinical .a:retn during hin alleriturs in Chinla, and who is to-day one of our greltest experi menetalirts in the field of tropical rnmedicine., has liscoverl that the tur,.ng-fork call prole of grenat help to iphysicia.ns. Iy vibrating a tun ing fork and n oting it about against the hody, the lenifty of the orgnns situatred Ienenth 'an be g?R*iglI almo?t to n hair s lrr tdth. Tile fork smed gives out the note of C :harp; it. as a spetialln-de nignid strikrc aettalrhmuent, so that it neei not ie removedr1 from its positionl for the purpose of revi Irnt ing. r. Co'antile in certmin cisen .onil par, . the r,,,ultn of his tuniog fdr.liothel n it lli those obtainhla 1 llcans of X-l-'s,, antl l'ounIt. that the frnler aere ;?nsn)luteln. accuirate . lIe Ielieves that fhe iuetlold 'ill lot cry ii u..il whien deanling with brri kten rins aiid nither Ih...
LARGE UDDER. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
LARGE UDDER. While a large udder is sought for, it Is not always all assurance of heavy milking ability. A large uddellr may be fleshy and firm in texture, and con sequently would not surpass in pro duction a smaller udder whose tissue was of greater quality. This quality is important, and it is one point upon which a dry cow might be judged for production. The udder shouId be soft, light and spongy to the touch. Thlo skin should be soft and elastic, and covered with fine silky hair. After milking, the covering should fall in to many folds that are loose, soft andl oily.
WOMAN'S WORLD. KEEPING YOUR LIPS FROM SLIPS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
WOMANi'S WORLD. KEEPING YOUR LIPS FROM SLIPS. In home and social life generally, gossip should be feared as an enemy, and not be tolerated as a welcome guest. It is ever so much safer and better to talk of things rather than persons, thus preventing that enemy, ill-natured gossip, from coming In. Make it a rule, and let it be strictly observed. not to say anything shabout the faults of another unless there is absolute necessity for you to do so. This necessity may arise, and your own judgment can guide you about the matter. But where it can be avoided. do not talk of the faults or evil doings of others. Why, inaeed, should you do so? You kinow yourself that you have faults, few or many, and that there are many things you may have done vwhich you prefer should not be repeant el. Well. tthen, exrcise the same charity to others that you would have extendu'd to yourself. A\nother thing to bear in mind is that, if you talk of whlat is to, the dis atvanltage of anllother, what you say wil...
WHEN NOT TO MARRY. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
WHEN NOT TO MARRY. Dto lot marry to r'form .a IlmaU. le who would not reform before Inar rlage is not likely to do so aftlert'arda. There is no more fallacious hope a girl can entertain than that of chang ing an unreformed rake into a cood husband. Don't marry a natn to wholl "tes" has been saidl in a moment of mistak en sympathy or sentimtnental ecstasy. Sympthy is not :ovo, neither is ec stasy; the latter when carriedl to ex cess is a form of hIysteria, and both are poor foundations for matrimony. Don't marry a matn who has only his love to recommend him. thtere are other qualities requisite in husbands quite as important as this. A head is wanted as well as a heart; a guide, a comforter, a stay, a friend as well as an Impassioned Romeo spouting lava-like sentences of devo tion. Very often the more lava-like Romeo is the less likely to earn suf ficient to pay the butcher's bill. Don't marry a man for a livelihood; there are better, safer, and more hon orable ways by which women ca...
SECRET OF A SUCCESS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
SECRET OF A SUCCESS. "Now tell me," he said, "what are your prospects?" "My prospects," I replied, "are et cellent" 'That may be; but if you wish me to sanction your engagement to my daughter, I must ask you to be a lit tIe more specific. At present, aIl I know Is that you are at the Bar. What exactiy are your prospects there?" "Prospects," and I leant back in his armchair. "are, in essence, noth ing more than a state of mind. The wf rd Is derived from the Latin 'pros piceo,' I look forwardl; and what I see when I look ftorward constitutes my prospects. Now that, of course, var ies from day to day. WVhen I am blessed with a: good digestion, bound ing Isi:ue, and high spirits, I see a greaot and glorious future before me. When myc !lier is out of order I knlow I shall nev-r succeed. At the plresent momnsles yvr encellent wine and ci gars ilav,: induced the most hopefuI condition of mind in me. My prss pects just now, are excellent." lie rose and extended his 1lar.d. Young man," he sa...
Her Precious Thumb. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
Her Precious Thumb. A ladly ?sued a railway, conmpany for £500) for the. loss of her thumb, which had been destroyed in a col lision, and the opposing counsel open ed thle defence with the words: "Five thousand pounds for the loss of a thumb! Well, gentlemen of the jury, the only fustification I can see for so exorbitant a claIm is that it was the thumb with which the lady kept her hueband under." To keep cheese for some time, andt prevent It becoming mouldy or dry, wrap it up In a cloth damped with vlnegar and keep it in a dlsh.
ENGINEERING SWALLOWS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
ENGINEERING SWALLOWS. A colony of bank swallows taullght a young but observing engineer how to build a tunnel that hil mnore learned superiors had refused to undertake. North of lurlingto" Vermont, U.S.A., lies a broad, .::.udy plain high above the level of Lake Chan plain, through which the Central RIail road was to be carriedl by a tunnel. Tile sand, destitute of moisture, woul! not cohere; but crulnllbled away as soon as an excavation was made. After several costly trials the etIgin oers decid.,d that the tunnel was in practicable. A younllg nalnn in tile engineerIs of?ice eatil h1e colld ttlnlel the snank basnk at :a :maill cost. HIe I:id hie could build the rtunnel for so moany dollars a running foot; but that he coiuldn't -xpelt the railway people to act upon ]li olinioll 'hoell 0o nlta'y American and Europt-an engineers had declared lthe project impracticable. Tile illanagRis, however, gave himl a contract to bIuill fifty feet of the tunnel. ,n tile face of the sand-bank hie ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
,mA~rdwr tt WELSBACH THE WORLD'S BEST FOR COUNTRY LIGHTING. Air Gas Machines. 'The Waelsbac. AI!r Gnas be chine is sno slm. pie that a child can work it with Imrunity. Suitablo for Lighting, Heat Ing and Cook Ing. We guar antee eatslefac tloan with all our Machlne.s, and to Drove .this we will put a machine in for one month free of charge, and if not sult able, will remove same free of all cost to you. Write for Catalogue. WELSBACH LIGHT COMPANY OF AUSTRALASIA LIMITED, 31tt IrI)NSDA~LE RT.. 1.ELBOURN. V.R.C. STEEPLECHASE MEETING. 2.1idwinter to tna;Iy COntltry resi dents isl an even nlore enjoya:tbl time than spring, since though the ".... fair scene. SWhen birds sang out their Ittllow lay, Anrld wrind.sl were solt and wood~s were gray," has (lisappe.redi ill favor of sterner, wilder weather; yet ill numberless cases thlere is a slight cessation of work just about that timle. ,\As a consttquence, the great steeplechase mteeting, which specially appeals to country racegoers, affords ...
WHITEWASHING TREES. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
WHITEWASHING TREES. Dloubtless the old-time farmer who whitewashed his fruit and other trees about his house did so mainly to pre sent a neat appearance. But many of them did it as well to kill insects and their eggs which .wore harboring un der the dead bark of thle trees. Tile use o€ lime as one of the ingredients in mixtures for the lilling of insects an.l the spores of injurious fungi, has been in practice for very many years. When a boy learning the gardening business. I well remember the head gardener using a mixture of lime and sullphllr andl comnmon garden soil to paint grape vine canes in the winter sea:son. The garden soil was for the purpose of giving the mnixture the hlue of the grape cane, that it might retain Its natural appearance. The foliage of these vines were never troubled by insects or blights. At the same time that the vines were painted a little suulphur was dulsted about on the com mnol flues, which were almost wholly used for heating greenhouses in those lay...
WOMEN AND LOVE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
WOMEN AND LOVE. What Wise Men Have Said of Both. Love gives little, and is not bought. --Longfellow. Kindness in women, not their beau teous looks, shall win my love. Shakespeare. A fair test and measure of civili sation is the influence of good women. -Emersob. Women are u new race, recreated since the world received Christianity. --Beecher. The brain women never interest us lIke the heart women; white roses please less than red.--Holmes. Most of their faults women owe to us, whilst we are indebted to them for most of our better qualities. Charles Lemele. Let the words of ;a virgin, though in a good cause, and to as good lur pose, be neither violent, many, nor first, nor last. It is less shanme for a virgin to be lost in a blushinu sil ence than to be fouind in a bold elo quence.-Quarles. WVomen have more good sense than men. They have fewer pretensions are less implicated in theories, and Judge of objects more from their im mediate and involuntary impressions on the mind, and, the...
PATTERN FOR INFANT'S CLOAK. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
PATTERN FOR INFANT'S CLOAK. This illustration shows an infant's cloak made of cashmere and scallop ed and embroidered with silk. It wouldl also look well made of silk, de laine or fine cloth. It represents "Everylady's Journal" pattern No. I, andl I cut in one size only-for an infant. This pattern may be bought for nlnepence from local pattern agent, or will be sent post free to any ad dress if ninepence in stamps is sent to Dept. A, "Everylady's Journal," 376 Swanston-street, Melbourne. State humber of pattern required. If a pea ny stamp is sent to above address, a 43-page catalogue wfll be sent to any reader who writes, "Send free cata logue."
SHEEP FARMING FLUKE IN SHEEP: ITS CAUSE AND PREVENTION. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
SHEEP FARMING FLUKE IN SHEEP: ITS CAUSE AND PREVENTION. The disease affecting sheep and known as "fluke" is variously de scribed in dilfferent parts as "rot," "poke," "bane." The disease is due to the presence in the liver of a worm, In shape like a fluke fish, and hence its commonnu nlamle. Tihs worm or tluke is about an inch in length and half an incll at its greatest width. Its pre-sence in tlte liver prcdtlces dlisease of that organ, and the symptoms sltown by the sheep can be traced to ctangges caltSed itn the liver by tInle fluke. ilow does ite fluke get into the liver? IFlIukes it thle liver produce '::'s. and! tlitese eggs pass withl the bi'e into the intestine, and are voided with thle tdung. Tile eggs hatch out s!d the body, and give rise to small creatures that in no way resemble the lduke. They are capable of movement in water, and, therefore, damp, moist pla::es are favorable to their develop ttl'nt. In sulch places certain minute :n:,ils usutally albound, and in the bo...
The Song of the Shirt. NEW VERSION. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
The Song of the Shirt. NEW VERSION. That there is a distinctly humor ous side, evrn to Antarctic explo ration, is illustrated by many amus ing incidents which Mr. Justice Murray and .Mr. George Miarstont relate in their Iook, "Antarctic D.ts" (htelrose). IPth these gentlrmen belonged to Sir -rnest Shackleton'sa lat expe ditilo, and they relate how one of the olembers, a genius, "'hit upon the plan whereby your can alwan.9 have a clean shirt, even it you pos sess imly two-alwaysw,without wasuh ing, he it understood. Yau put on a shirt; in a week or two it be colmes dirty : you don tlhe other orn. and wear it till it is so much dir tier than the first, that the first is clean byv conmparisee, and 3ioi1 revert to it, and so on, ad infinitOn. A\ mlakeshift ill resnardl t-, trousers wsai eulllty aimusinig. "-inding tha trouacers lsarl to the shlr party totl complicatidt for everydlay wear, or being, for sonl oth--r reason, til. n halppy il thern, Ma leternliord to tnkae himselfi a pair o...
WIRELESS WAVES AND BIRDS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
IllRELESS WAV\ES AND BIR~DS. Obvervationlt made in parts of the worI where there are imany wire I1S stationnS indicate that birds are ,liaturbe?l in a singular way by the wirele. waves. It is ~stated that gulls are apparently the princi Il sufllerers, but that ala, large lunlumers of duces are in sonie way preventetd fron finding their way home iwhen there are wireless .ta* tions in the line o( dight. This .strange pihenomenon is attributed to some effect of the ether waves not yet understood.
THE DEAD SEA A HEALTH RESORT. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
TIIF )tEAD SEA A HIEALTH IIESOftT. Sir JIohn G;ray Hill, a Palestine explorer, helienre that the curative value of the waters of the Dead Sea will sOtn, day rt:ake its- shoro a, place of resort in the wsinter mointlhs Itor curatise plurpo.es. " I hatv, foundL the ose of the I)ead Sea wate" ,ost in'.igorating," he says. •I get a tupply at my house brought ill ,ld petroleum tint on donkey Iack, .L, usIe it sonlethhat dilttdl fLor m>s Inorniing tub." tt nlha e solte time Iefore the inva lird tide etLs that wat, tIt the other aittractions of the coluntry should aid its |popuilarity." 'Doesc the baby talk yet 7" askled a driend of the family o tihe little Irother. 'No," replied the little brother, disgaatedly, "'He don't need to talk. All he has to do is yell, and he gets everything in the houst worth ha[vl?,'[n" 1933.
A BROTHER'S LOVE Published by arrangement with Cassell & Co. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER VI. The Poisoned Arrows. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
A BROTHER'S LOVE By GRAH.\M BRO'WN, Author of The Soul of Lucillle," "The Leagure rof tle Sacredl Sc:traib. Published by arra:lngement itih Casseii & Co. All ILights Reserved. CHfAPTER VI. The Poisoned Arrows. Angus ":albraith sat down by the little stoe, pith the words of Eric. his brother, rinr;g iin his ear,;. 'I love Elsie Bissct." iti passedl !:irs :i:d! across his brow as if to frs, lir::seuIf fronm soil, op pres-:iec Lc:truis. .'or the mlormenit hle was tfo .uriiird .o think. .Neves , for a n:omenet d! r d!oubt. of Elsi,: -ant r his mind. Sh:e d'. tookes r im in the tacp and :dd, ".a?ui' I ,ve yll.," and that wva enough.J Angus llbrrait h the sulvnt Iih, er man, wias lirge-anJilled ni. Yit he had a nature Is simplle as . chill. and he would as soon ia;e tbought of doubting the word of thl girl h, loved as of doubting his own exist. ence. And he love.d his brother with a mighty affectiorn. To hinm I:ric wa the perfection of manhood, and he had seen nothing of the feet ...
HERE'S TO THE HEROES. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
HERE'S TO THE HEROES. We give unstintedt praise to the man Who is brave enough to die; But the man wvho struggles unflinch ingly u Against the c ents of destiny And bears the mtorm of adversity We pass unnoticed by. We've plaudits and tears for him who falls, Borne cldown in the shock of strife; But a word of cheer we neglect to say To him who plods on his dreary way And fights in silence from day to day The unseen battles of life. There's courage,.I grant, required to face Grim death on the gory field, There's also courage required to meet Life's burden and sorrow; to brave defeat; To strive with evil and not retreac; To suffer and not to yield. Some moments are there in every life When the spirit longs for rest: When the heart is filled with a bleak Sdespair, When the weight of trouble, remorse, and care,, Seems really greater than we can bear, And death were a welcome guest. But we crush it downand we go our way To the duties that lie In wait, From.day to day we renew the fight T...
Colouring Copper. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 24 June 1914
Colouring Copper. Copper and brass lend themselves readily to a colouring process and may be worked to all shades imagin able, excepting the lighter shades, which are lost on a copper surface, as that metal cannot be given a tint lighter than its natural colour. says a correspondent of Sheet Metal Shop. Zinc colours fairly well Ssometimes, through a narrow range, while tin is a hard metal to handle as regards oxide colours." Copper can be carried through the entire range of shades: fromn a very light copper colour to the darkest brown, or even black, by merely oxidising the surface of the metal 3Make a paste of iron oxide and graphite, with wood alcohol or with plain water, and apply this to the article, which is then heated in an oven or over a gas flame. It is better to use alcohol, as it dries out osuch quicker. The colour obh tained will dependl on the amount of iron oxide mixed with the gl-a phite, and the length of time the heat was manaitnaillel. The more oxil, i th. ,eatin(g...