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The Retort Courteous. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 April 1914
The Retort Courteous. I One day a learned professor was accosted by a very dirty little boot black: "Shine your shoes, sir?" The professor' was impressed by the filtliiness of the 'boy's face., "I don't want a shine, my lad," said he, "but if you'll go and-wash your face I'll give you a six^ace.", "A'rioht, ci.\" uvac . tho lad'e .reply. as he went over to a neighboring fountain and made his ablutions. Re turning, he held out his hand for the money. "Well, my lad," said the professor, "you have earned your sixpence. Here it is." "I dinna want it, auld chap," return ed the hoy, with a lordly air. "Ye keep it and get yer hair cut."
MORE INTEREST IN GOOD COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 April 1914
MORE INTEREST IN GOOD COWS. The experience already gained in places where associations have been organised shows that with the weed ing out of the unprofitable cow* c6mes an interest in better cows and in the greater care of the cows. There is a tendency to make greater discrimination in price between good and poor animals. n The introduction , of better cows per medium of the testing procer/> creates a desire for' more of them. Thus -a larger number of cows-/with .high yielding capacity reduces.. the. .eost. of collecting milk and cream ni ;i given territory. . The increased interest in Jaivying stimulates an interest in pure-bred stock! Instances are given where "(Hir ing the first year's existenr.3 of a dairy-testing association only one man owned a pure-bred dairy bull; twenty : two such bulls were found amon&lt;? the herds the following year. While no pure-bred cows at all we owned the first year, twenty-one were bought during the second year. This i( terest steadily...
DAIRYING. COWS AND FERTILITY. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 April 1914
DAIRYING. COWS AND FERTILITY. On all pastures where cows and young stock have been grazed for many years without special means being taken to restore the loss of phosphates; on all pastures abound ing in coarse grass and weeds on damp, rushy grounds, and on cloy land pastures, an application of 5 cwt. per acrs will be found to pro duce satisfactory result during the first and subsequent seasons. The remarkable appearance of clover which follows closely upon such an application is only to be accounted for by the stimulus which phosphatic and calcic manures give to this class of plants. White clover throws out suckers and is of a creeping nutart, from which it, derives iW botanical name of repens. That the plant ex isted in a weak and -spune condition previously cannot bo doubted, but a dves"5inff ot phosphate of lime cnuscs ail unwonted development and vigor ous growth of bocii vvivt.3 clover and other leguminous plants.'
THE FLY IN THE DAIRY. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 April 1914
THE FLY IN THE DAIRY. As an intance of the numbers of bacteria the common fly can carry, the following figures given by Pro fessor Easton may be cited: — He caught 100 flies in a ltitclien. put., them in a pint of sterilised water and I rinsed them about, and then examined ' the water, and found that he had rais ed such a number of bacteria off that eacli fly averaged over 300,000. He next caught a similar number in the cow barn, and they averaged over 800,000 each, another 100 in the pig pen, and they averaged over 1,000,000 each. ' It may be said that when one goes into a factory or house and finds many flies, one is immediately justi fied in condemning the sanitary sur roundings of such premises. One can appreciate the fact that in factories where flies abound it is next to im possible* to keep them out &lt;lof the milk, and the seeding of the milk by the bacteria which they carry must be very appreciable. The evil deeds of the fly need emphasising, as too many of us seem...
CABBAGE FOR DAIRY COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 April 1914
CABBAGE FOR DAIRY COWS. The value of the cabbage as a feed for dairy cows is fairly generally known. It is a succulent feed, is highly relished by cows, is an ex cellent milk producer, and is rich in protein. But whilst its value is rea lised, many dairy farmers have a rooted obection to it on account of its liability to impart an undesirable flavor to milk and butter. This ques tion is dealt with by a writer in a recent issue of "Hoard's Dairyman." After observing that the only objec tion to feeding cabbage to milch cows is the flavor imparted to the milk, he proceeds to point out that, when fed under certain conditions, this objectionable feature can be | avoided. One of the first precautions to observe is to keep the cabbage away from the ahed at milking time. Milk absorbs odors very quickly indeed, and if the cabbage odors are near the milk it ,will be tainted. An-1 other precaution. to observe is not to feed the cows just before milking; 1 any liigh-fiavored feed, ,,in fact—tur...
LEILA AND HER LOVER Published by Arrangement with Ward, ck and Co. Ltd., Lond, and Melb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER VII. Two Women. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 April 1914
m and her lover By MAX FEMBERTON. » hii«hed by Arrangement with Ward, ct and Co. Ltd., Lend, and Melb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER VII. Two Women. , ,mi awoke nt Desdy's touch in a ....Sua bedroom with wide embat £ windows looking out upon the 'T/'uI-"[fcried, "why do you not . the clock had struck a lot of fime'' Aren't you going to get up U-.V, Lally?" st'rred from a heavy sleep and cr in) to look about her. The win , v- were curtained, and out famt °vs of the imdiinmed sunshine fell ,ite gloomy tapestries of the ■!lh wails or the ancient gloomy tap 0f the high walls or the an n l.n-'ngs of the four-poster bed Cfwh'eh Thcv had slept. Desdy was 0 wide-awake and impatient of the h, she listened, and heard no "f " sound but that of the waves i upon the distant shore. ,IPwv,aDesdv>" she exclaimed, 'how fri'htoned me!" And then, ?: ve vol been awake long? Did any H,i ,:,h US'" He said that he had 'Zh- ju-t '"woken" up, and that a ,, thi0 had come to the house to rrV. him All night ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 April 1914
It is the seal of purity and maturity placed on every bottle of Chateau Tanunda Three Star Brandy'by the Excise Officers of the Commonwealth Government. As a beverage, Chateau Tanunda Three Star Brandy is incomparably superior to whisky—it is more health ful—it is more palatable, for you can taste the grapes in it—it is the ONLY spirit to take for weak digestion—for quickening the heart's action—for exhaustion from overwork or sickness. It has the largest sale of any Austra lian Brandy in the Commonwealth. WHEN YOU DRINK CALL FOR CHATEAU TANUNDA THREE STAR BRANDY. "The Brandy with a Government Guarantee." Since '89 from Pure Grape Wine." looej G-et This Into Your Head XVI PR'S jftail Order &lt;c>nd Re&dy to-W^ar Systems A EE the most satisfactory tor - bringing in far-oil people into ouch with the Latest, Best, and raarfcest in tSfOlothiug, Millinory. Lingorlo, Hoisory, G-icves, Blousoc, fcrcssos. Ribbons, Silks, au\ Laces, are opening up the 6 !ir§ j.sP"Tho Most ...
THE FOLLY OF FRETTING. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 April 1914
THE FOLLY OF -FRETTING. Don't worry yourself. It won't do any good, and you'll make yourself a nuisance to all your friends. Worry wears more than work, and you begin to look miserable and can't eac more than one plateful at dinner, and you have pains in your head and can't steep. Suppose you try and find the bright side, or try to make or do any thing but stare and talk afjottt (he blackness. Nobody ever did any good yet by what country folks ca.ll "sroff ing and stewing," which insans keep ing one's mind in worrinvjut and agi tation, and wondering whether this thing will come right or that thing fail. Go straight ahead in the even tenor eC your way, and-probably you \\ ill get along better than any amount of fretting would allo>v: ;6u. 'lake things quietly. Don't be too much up set or agitated , about anything. Do you know that five minutes of high exc.itoment takes > as,f much out ,of a person as five hours hard -.vonc, and ten minutes'"deep-grief will often make one downri...
CHAPTER VIII. Discovery. I. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 April 1914
CHAPTER. VIII. Discovery. I. There was a close bona between the" [.lovers now, and its golden shackles i were the music of their day. Hugh •knew. that.she "would speak presently, and teU-.him the whole truth of the tragic circumstance which had made of- her an outcast. He waited confi dently for her to speak, proud that she should be his guest, grateful for every, glance" which fell from lier eloquent eyes. To be sure,' there--"were, difficulties for them both—arid hot the least for midable was Geraldine. This shrewd Scotchwoman could make little of'the simple Irish girlNvhoi gave so poor a' clue to her trouble. Leila had made up her mind from the first to -tell Geraldine nothing, and she did not tell her less. Her ingenuity took .re fuge in vague hints and odd phrases which .foiled her antagonist and left her powerless. Geraldine turned to the Archdeacon and found in him a wor thy ark. -"Something must be done at once," she said. The man agreed— though what the nature of that some ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 April 1914
STATE SAVINGS BANK OF VICTORIA grants LOANS ON EASY TERMS. up to three fifths of valuation. ON BROAD ACRES £2000 to £25000 ON. TOWN PROPERTIES £500 to £25000 for a term of 3 or 5 years with option of paying off a portion on any pay day. Interest 5 per cent. CREDIT FONCIER LOANS up to two thirds of valuation. ON FARMS £50 to £2000. Repayable by Instalments spread over 30 years, with interest at 5 per cent. Security may be either Freehold, v£'i or Crown Leasehold that could be made Freehold at any time on payment of the balance of Crown Rents. •; Loans may be granted for the purpose of purchasing the ! land taken as security, or paying off existing liabilities thereon, paying Crown Rents, improving, developing, or carrying on the farm, purchasing stock, machinery, etc. i ON COTTAGES, VILLAS and SHOPS £50 to £1000. Repayable by Instalments spread over 19% years, with Interest at 5 per cent. No Charge for Mortgage Deed. Full information on application to The Inspector General, ; ~ . THE...
SELECTING THE MILK COW. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 April 1914
SELECTING THE MILK COW. Nearly every good milk cow pos sesses certain points of conformation which indicate her milking qualities. The first important point is that she shall show a lean or bony form, with a sharp prominent backbone, ribs wide apart, sharp withers and incurv ing thighs. This indicates "dairy temperament," or, in other words, that she will turn her feed into milk instead of beef. Next she will have a long, deep bar rel, well sprung, ribs, broad muzzle, and a strong jaw;'these points indicaL . ing capacity for consuming larger amounts of feed. ' Third, she will show a' hardy con stitution. which is ; indicated , by a large heart girth, a deep chest, large open nostrils, and a large wind pipe and lung capacity. Fourth, a good dairy cow should have an udder of good .size running well forward and hurig'up well be hind. The region of the pelvis or the hips is wide, as is also thie space be tween the thighs as viewed from be hind, giving ample room for a large udder. A lar...
NHILL HOSPITAL FETE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 7 April 1914
NHTLL HOSPITAL FETE. \ The amount taken at the gates at the fete last Wednesday totalled £73 13s 3d, which is £7 8s 3d less than the amount taken at the previous fete. In our last issue we omitted to mention that 'Mrs H. J, Hobday and Miss Kain wero associated with Mesdames C. H. Towns and A, E. Turner in conducting the general goods stall at the hospital fete, also that valuable services have been ren dered to the fete by the ex-presidont, Mr S. S. M. Drew. Miss Kay, of Woorak West, collated £1 19s to wards the fete, wiiile Mr Jas. Rin toule, of the Union Hotel, has handed the secretary 16s collected in cab fares on fete day. The first prize for the suite of furniture disposed of by Mrs O'Callaghan and Nurse Crouch was won by ticket No. 4372, hold by H. Willis, Netherby. The following are the returns of the various stalls (incomplete) to date:—Mrs O'Calla ghan and Nurse Crouch (fancy goods and genoral stall), £122 Is 8d ; hospi tal nurses' stall, .€24; general goods stall (Mesdames...
ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 7 April 1914
ACCIDENT. Mr J, Kemp, father of Mr W. Komp, of the Farmers' Arms Hotel, Nhiil, and Mr L. Kemp, Woorab, while paying a visit to his daughter, Mrs McCabe, of Glenlee, met with a severe injury to his hip through slipping off a step. Dr Felstead was at once summoned, and upon arrival found the patient in a critical condi tion, but after treatment Mr Kemp, who is well advanced in years, quickly rallied, and is now progress ing favorably under-the doctor's care at bis rosidence in Nelson Street. The annual public mooting of the Brougbton Hall will'be held on Sat urday next, llth insfc-, at &lt;1 p.m., when the balance shoet wi'l be read, and the election of officers take place. Tho annual mooting of the Nhill Football Club will bo held at Kozminsky's Commercial Hotel at 8 p.m. this evening, when tho election of ofliccrs will take place, and other business will be transacted. All members and others are cordially invited to be present. Country players and members are particularly re...
REPLY TO QUERY. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 7 April 1914
REPLY TO QUERY. In reply to the query made by "H.H.,'' (Nhill Hospital) re Phconix Park murdersLord Frodk. Caven dish, son of tlie Duke of Devonshire, succeeded Mr Foster as Chief Secre tary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ire land, and, along with Mr Bourke, the Under-Secretary, was assassi nated while walking in Phoenix Park, Dublin, on May 6th, 1882.
YANIPY SCHOOL CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 7 April 1914
YANIPY SCHOOL CONCERT. A very successful concert, supper, and dance was held in Yanipy Hall on Friday, 3rd inst. The hall was crowded, and only about two-thirds of the people were able to gain ad mittance. An excellent programme was provided, Mr J- L. Webb making an efficient chairman. A liberal supper was provided by the ladies, and was done full justice to. The dance was in the capable hands of Mr A. TPebb, M.C. The following is the programmeSong, Mr Fisher; song, Misa Wignev; recitation, Mr M. Leahy; song, Mr BrowD; recita tion, Master "Wigney: song, Mr Fisher; rccitation, Mr J. Coufcts; song, Mrs 0. Webb; recitation, Mr Leahy; song, Mr Brown ; recitation, Miss Brealy. A hearty vote of thanks to the performers and chairman was proposed by Mr M. Martin.
VICTORIA PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 7 April 1914
VICTORIA PICTURES. An exceptionally large attendance greeted the above pictures on Friday night in the Lowan Hall, and were not disappointed, for the realistic scenes depicted will not soon bo for gotten. The star production "The Battle of Waterloo" was the magnet or attraction, and was shc.wn to the best advantage. A.t the back of the canyas the Nhilla Town Band dis coursed martial music, in which the drum predominated, and the interest was intense as each period of the battle was thrown on the screen. Another drama of exceptional intoresfc was entitled " The Man in Black," a sensational detective story. This was the first story of the Fantomas series, and will be continued on Fri day, 17th April, when the company will again appear. Owing to the holidays the Victoria pictures will not screen another programme in Nhill until Friday, 17th April.
400 LADS FOR THE FARMS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 7 April 1914
400 LADS FOR THE FARMS. Two large parties of lads, number ing altogether about 400, are expected to reach Melbourne during this month from Great Britain. They are coming out specially to engage in farm work, and though many of them are without previous experi ence in work of this kind they are very willing and anxious to improve their position and prospects. The lads vary in ago from 10 to '20 years, and their services are available at from 10a per week and keep. The Immigration Bureau is desirous of placing them immediately upon ar rival on farms where they will have opportunities of gaining good experi ence and receive fair treatment, and employers desiring their services are invited to make early application to the Immigration and Labor Bureau, 555, Flinders street, Melbourne. A considerable number of similar lads have already arrived in the State, and they have on the whole, given very satisfactory service, a great many excellent reports having been received from farmers who hav...
MELBA PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 7 April 1914
MELBA. PICTURES. Bailies' Theatre Royal will be the scene of attraction on Thursday even- | ing next, when the well-known Melba Picturo Cjompany will present a fliclcerless Vnd fascinating programme of the very latest pictures. On the occasion of their last visit when " Quo VadiB" was screened, the company received a hearty welcome, and the management on this visit promise even a better programme. The star picture is one that has excited uni versal attention, being entitled " A Cry in the Night," a sensational con vict drama in three reels ; also various other comic and scenic films. Popular prices will be charged, and the public are asked to remember the date (Thursday, 9th inst)., and the place of entertainment, viz., Bailie's Theatre Koyal.
CONFERENCE AT HOPETOUN. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 7 April 1914
CONFERENCE AT HOPETOUN. A conference of north-western mu nicipalities was held in the Shire Hall, Hopefcoun, on Tuesday, to discuss the questions of drift sand, noxious weeds, and other matters. Cr. Marshnaan, president of the Earkarooc Shire, was the chairman. Tho drift sand question was dicussed at great length. A motion was carried requesting tho Minister of Public Works to tako steps to empower councils to frame and adopt a by-law making land's holders responsible for tkn removal of J sand from roads, streets, or highways'! which may accumulate through landf: holders fallowing land within a specified distance of the roads, streets, or high ways. With regard to the noxious weeds question, the following motion was carried :—That a deputation protest against the various councils having to keep all Crown lands clean.''