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PROTECTING WHEAT CROPS FROM WEEVIL. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
PIROTEGTINC 'WHEAT CROPS FROJf. WEEVIL Farmers who desire to store their grain have to look out for weevil. This pest, wvhicliisso'4reat an enemy to stored grain,. has now become cosmopolitan, having been distributed by commerce to all parts of the world, no insects being more easily carried from one land to another, since they breed continuously for years in the. same grain, and are unknowingly transported whlen in an immature state in the kernels. The female punctures the grain, and then in serts an egg, ~from w'hich is hatched a larva that devours the mealy in~terior, and under goes its transformation within the hull. The simplest, most effective and inex pensive remedy for this and all other in sects tha·t affect stored wheat and other cereals is bisulphide of carbon, a colorless liquid, with a -strong, diisagreeable odor, which, however, soon passes away. It vaporises abundantly at ordinary tempera tures, but.it must be specially noted that it is highly inflammable, and is a po...
THE INDISGRETION OF REV. PAUL WATT. [COPYRIGHT.] [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
THE INDISCRETION OF REV. PAUL WATT, BY 1. S. WARREN BELL. [COPYRIGOHT.]I "I should leave it in consols, Paul, I should really !" murmhured the rector's wife. "They're safe, you know." "Bu3t think of the miserable interest !" cried the rector of Longwash, which is a hamlet.you have never heard of, in a re mote part of the Lincolnshire coast. "Con sols will never go up again ! I shall rein vest the money." "Well, dear, mind you get sound advice," said 3Mrs; Watt. "You can't'always trusat these lawyers and stock brokers. Get a friend who akiows about these tlhings to advise you." "I'm going to," said Mr. Watt. "I in tend to get the best advice to be had.in England." "Dear me! I .didn't know you knew anyone who was anything at all in the financial world," said Mrs. Watt. "I know one man," said the rector. '"At least, I did kntow him." And he laughed. "I did know Jesse Lewis-and hehad very good cause to know me !" "Jesse Lewis--the millionaire !. The in* n who is pulhng down a music hall...
"CAT-AS-CAT-CAN." [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
."CAT-AS-CAT-GAN." A "Manchester Guardian" correspondent has been studying wrestling under primi tive conditions. . We' have at home (he writes), a Persian kitten and an Iridh terrier pup, both about four ihontlhs old. Not having any brothers or sisters to romp with, Paddy makes shift with the cat. Being more agile than he, she has developed a number of "thiows", and "catches" quite in the professional manner. Usually they begin in the Cumberland style, her forepaws round his shoaulders, but after some preliminary swaying they pass to tIhe Lancashire or--"catch-as- atch can" style. The pup tries the "crossbut tock," with which he often, brings .his op ponent to the ground. But once on the grounid, she wriggles over and puts the "half nelson" on him, with one liaw round his neck. When lhe breaks away she leaps round and brings him down with a combined "neck-and-leg hold" in the Japanese way. The last stage is the-Grmeco-Roman struggle on the floor, in which ear biting plays a part. T...
POTATO SPRAYING. THE BURGUNDY MIXTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
POTATO SPRAPtC1-. THE BURGUNDY MIXTURE. Up to the present the most· successful method of attacking potato blight in Aus tralia has been the use of Bordeaux mix ture, the spray compourided of sulphate of copper and lime. Experience in some parts of Ireland has showvn the superiority of Burgundy mixture, in which washing soda replaces the lime, and the following ex tracts are taken from a leafleat published by the Department of Tedhnical Instruc tion for Ireland. Tests spread over five years showed that while the use of Bor deaux mnixture gave an average increase of 34 cwt. per acre over the. umnsprayed, the use of Burgundy resulted in an increase of 50 cwt., and in each of the five years the Burgundy was the more effective, while in other cases the balance has been slightl.v in favor of Bordeaux. Burgundy mixture is 'made up of 2 lb. sulphate of copper, of 08 per cent, purity, 2½ lb. washing soda, of 98 per cent. purity. and 10 gallons clean water. In many cases farmers use a barrel ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
1 , iE aily an& tta I I[ t? ?? p?rma~nent ly. Cured by Dr. LANGSTON'S Combined Treat meant.' Particulars free. J. TURNER, Sole Controller, 145 Collne-st., Melb. This Lan WILL hav the hOnllliel Article.: · . ? , . •I " " Cheap and Inferior Imitations are dear at any prie . " NUGG-T " gives a Rapid, Brilliant and. Lasting "hine, and preserves the Loather. - "i'~~~ ~~ ·'?' " .. 125 8HINES FOR 5d, " NUGGET " is the BEST and HEAPEST in the End. 0 .
PRIZE LETTERS. 36 Elm-st., Northcote. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
PRIZE LETTERS. , 36 Elm-st., Nlortbcote. Dear Cinderella,- . This is the first time I have written to you, an'.I motild .like to henter for tile December com petitico, the subject being 'Australian Jife." It is imoessible to describe all the different phases of Auitralian life, so I shall tell of my own qixpcerience of Australian country life' hbefore I came ta live-hi M-lbourne. It was in the little village 6f GolUdsborough, on thle Mildura line, tlit I lived. GColdsborough is an old naning town, of which there are many in.:Victoria, with its mines worked out, and the surrbundi.ni country riddled with. deserted shafts, from 3 to 20 ft. deep, wvhich afforded excellent shelter for the rabbits, the most mnumerous inhabitants of the district.- The first thing. to be done in .the morning was to go and look at my -abbit tramps. Of thesd I had' 10, all set on the tracks, play lills or at the burrows of the rodents.. It was glorious in the fine spring inornings at. lialf past five to be ou...
SPELL "POTATO." [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
SPELL "POTATO." Pay great attention`i WVhat does this spelrlGhoughpht1heiightteeau? Well, accord ing to the following rule, it spells-it spells --do you give it up? It dells potato-for, gh stands for p, as you rwill find from the last letters :in hiccough; ough for- o, as in dough; Iphth stands for t, as in ph9lisis; eiglh stands tor a, as iu neighbor; tte stands for t, as in gazette, and cau stands for o, as in beau. Thus you have p-o-t-a-t-o.
CHESS. TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
.~~ . . - . - TO -.CORRESP.ONtDENTS. i It.P., Methourne.-Thanks for or oiginal prol km; will receive .carly .attention, Bfice, Birtghton.-P-lease send name .and .addree. Trust we have your nom de guerre correct. Please, tro see'. you join our Laddicr, and hope you will solv. regularly. Pluto and .ormne.- Pleased to see you oin .our Ladder, and hope you will solve xegularly. "TL--Lists of composers received; thanks. Perth, Tas.-Your solution to No. 3067 is correct, blni was received too lite for marks in tourney. Shofld have'rcalchcd us by o10thl inst,. Correct solhitions to No. h668 (Tate) received from Letfhe 110] (A beautiful conception. It is extremely unfortunate that there are other solu tions); Petros [5J (A hard shelled Christmas chest inut); Aldcbaran ; Nathalia ; F.RiS.: (Apparently coo2ed! by 1 P-. t4, Q x P; 2. t ?x' Q, P x Et; 3. P x Kt (Q), 11--B7; 4. Q-41J5, id--i; .5. Q---K4, K1-B; G. Q--iK1 (mate); II.T [J; Portmel . Correct solutions.td No. 669 (Wa'rtson...
CINDERELLA'S MENAGERIE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
CINDERELLA'S MENACERIE,. Murray Bend, Murrabit West, Kerang. Dear Cinderella, Suam a chlestiut pony, and my name.is Molly. I had a foal last year, and it's name is Francdie. -B3ut my Master's Father sold it. It was a bdrs pacer, and could go fast. My Miaster's name is Frank. io is very cruel, because he. hit me .uwitlh a stick, and I did not know why. I have two White feet. I have a white star on my:for head, andl lots of white marks on my back made from barb-wire. I had girth-gall. Girth-gall is having the skin rubbed off by thle girth, wlhici keeps the saddale on. I like carrots very much, and my Mistrcss often given me some. I have a nice warmn rug, whlichl my Master puts on at nig?lt. My Master and MIistress tease me very often. Sometimes I am put, in the gardeni there is a lot of green grass there., From your new. friend, MOLLY. Written for Molly by Joycr e Ronss. I'PS. Please may I write again , . . / Guest; (departing from party): We'vei had lI shimnly delighltful ti?l.! liHo...
TO ENCOURAGE WALKING. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
TO ENCOURA(E WALKINC. The Bishop of Binminghamn, whose offer. to give a £10 cup for a walking competi tion has been accepted by the Birningham Atlhletic Association, told an "Express" representative that his idea was to popu larise healthy walking. "Many people are giving up walking," he said, "and are losing both mental and physical energy in consequence. It is not riven to everyone to be an ath lete, but people can be good- walkers. \' aiking promotes health, clears the brain, and is good for the body. People should walk with a purpose. I do not suggest any particular distance for the contest, but I should try to get as pretty country as possible, with hill and dale. I do not want competitors to feel that they are on a track all the time. Persorially, I should think a course of albout 30 miles would be a good one. I think that the walk should be a test of endurance as wel as pace."
TOWN EDITION. CONTENTS. LEADER: [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
C pOQTW'llTS. S. . LEADER: ' "NATIONAL SERVICE . -.. .. ..m. s. s. 35, FARM, DAIRY AND STATION 1 ., a, .. 5-10 POULTRY . .. .. .. . ..1314 .RENNEL .. .. . .. . . ..... 14 SPORTING .. ... . . . .. .. . ..16-2 iAINGX .. .. .. N. ,7 .. . . .G ;. - ..25620 THE WEATIIHER , ;.. ...... 26 LIU'TRATURE . .... . .". ..,. , .. .. 27 :ILLUSTRATIONS ...... .. .- ...27-84 T' HE WEEK .. :... i . .". .. .. ... ..363 VERANDAH ...... ; .. ....'. .. .... 86 'AMUSEMENTS.-THE DIRAMA, &c ... 3 . ..33-38 .LORD STRLATHCOONA .. .. .... ... ..7. -38 LABOR TROUBLES . ... .. . 33 (GENPERAL NEWS . . ,. ,. .. » ....39-40 FEDERAL AFF-rAIiRS ..' , .. .. .. . s, . 40 STATE 'AFFAIRS.. ..' .. ..- .. .. ;. 41 CABLE NEWS s.. ,,.. ., h;0 .. ' . . 41 MARKETS .. .. .. ..... .. .. .42-43 TALES AND SKETCHES'..; Z . .44-47 PERSONAL .. .. .. .v ... .. .. 48 SOCIAL CIRCLE AND LADIES' PAGE;. ..49-56 CHILDRENS PAGE .. .. . . ..58 CHESS,. DRAUGHTS AND R1DDtER .. .50-60
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK.—JANUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
CALENDAR. FOR TIIE. WEEK. -JANTAL Y. S PHASES OF THE MOON." 1 ", First Quarter 4th, at 11 9 p.m. F I'ull 31oon, l'th, at 3.9 p.m.' Last Quartir, 1,th, at 10.30 a.m. :' New Moon, 26th, at 4.34 p.mn. . I Apogee, 4th, at 6.36 a.in. S ?erigee, 16th, at 4.2 a.m. 1lI1M M gat. 24i'Jrolanation ling I'Ed II. '0lVU . 1 AI 2. ' 3rd Sunday atee Epiphany .20 7.40 26. 2A"uslra'lian. Cenmeary . 18885 .?0 u, la7i Gold diacov. at SnIowy River 1.Ot0.8ll7.3 A. (? i ta0) Sir J. XI'Culoch died lea2 ij/I.ta 2,. 29 P'rat tlov'W'r o~f N.Z. arrived 1810 .i9g1.57 ]Fr 30 Collins abandoni. t. Phl?l??ip 5.180_·.. Departure of English Mails.-Mails leave for England:-Pcr Morea, 28tll January; per Omrah, htl- February. "- -.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
8pscial I Acivertiomcnts. NTATIONAL±. TRUSTEES J T EXECUTORI S and AGENCY COMP~ANY .O1 AUSTRALASIA LTD. Capital Subscribed;" £150,000; Paid Up, £30,000, of which £10,00t0 is in the hands of Govcrnmcnnl as Guarantee .I'und. : RESERiVE. F.UND, £29,000;: . Inve.sted .in, Ofice Premises. JDIRECTORS: lion. lW.ITElR MADDloEN (Clairman n and Managing Director). Edward Fitzgerald, .q.;. LL.D.P; M. Mornane, ~sq.; Hon. Duncan E. M'Bryde, Id.L.C,; Hcnry Madden, Esq.; David Hunter, Esq. The compain scts as a x ecutors of Wiils, Trustee and' Agent fd :-Absintee :s. . . Olfice-11?.-Queen-street (corner of Little Collins street), Melbourne, ? HE PERPETUAL EXE?UTORS and TRUSTEES ASSOCIATION of. AUSTRALIA LIMITED. Capital Subscribed, £100 10; Paid Up, £30,000; Guarantee Fund, £10,000. IDIRlECTORS: TW,'.I. Hnyhdman, Esq.,. Chairman; COlin Temnpleton, Esj.; Hon. John Thomson, M.L.A.; larry P. lIlenty, Esq. All Executors; Trustees and Agency' Business undertaken. Trust ..Moneys to tend;. . :: A. 0 G. O...
CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
CORRESP.OND ENCE. Guppowder. NSW ;- Next week.. • oiler.-Ta jgy. -It i~'?ild be dangeirus towork tile boiler uirtil it: as tested by a: practi0ld mnu. Dairy Inispector Hilivtlhorn.-Pleaso write to the Dircctor o)f Ag'iciluile, ;.Public Offices. Mel. bourrie. .'" - . -. Old Age Peinion. "Confargo F.CO.-Seeing thiat 3ou -ealn iiia week and i.o?und3 you would not be eligible. . . 3fatrimpniy~ Anxis Oe.:n-?.-he fact that yosr husband .used i, 'tfls~ aiiie, when hle mrried wouldl net make thel: union"ii?ia "lid.:. i HiJr DyeW.-.Turn~ic Pointl--- j, of the leading hair dresser,: if Melbourne 'would Eupply a pre. paration to meedt yoP .qriluirement. Areenent.---Starde'??The agreement should be properly dlran up~: clbarly expr?ssing: its terms, siagned by b.?-li parties, and stamped. - Pepier l.ree.,--Sutlsscrcrp.- -If your. neighbor comes on 't? 1 u?ur 'pidierttv .:fori, the: phlrpose of ring-barklnig' or upro'tig:v your trees, sue him For trespass. ;t Cool Roof.f-loom ug i I-I t oalodd be...
RATES OF POSTAGE FOR THE LEADER [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
RATES OF POSTAGEFOR THE. LEADER .... a. d2 Within the Commonwealth and N.Z... .. O 1 The United KUngdom- and Foreign• Countries 0 3 Great. Britain (pDir All Sea Route),. under 16 oz. . . ... ., . ...... ..... .. 1 M JiLBOURNE, SATURDAY, JAN. 24. NATIONAL SERVICE. Youths who find the. discipline of mili tary training in the senior cadets irksome, and restrictive of the leisure..they would prefer to devote to street corner loafing, often plead conscientious objection to carrrying arms as. an cxcitsc for evading the: obligation of national service. ''hle Rev. Lcyton Richarlds-of. the Collins-stree't Baptist Church, whose hyJsterical letters to English - newspapers on the evils 0of Australia's defence system were eagerly quoted by opponents of cempulsory mili t·ary'service in Great Britain, apparently conCeivxed the idea that bbys committed to the detentmion camp at Queenscliff, for the purpose of making up neglected drills,.w ere being'. harshly treated. But a visit to Swan Island has ...
THE SOUTH AFRICAN LABOR PROBLEM. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
THE SOUTH AFRICAN LABOR PROBLEM. lThe problem of -ative labor in South Af rica is very nmuch iti the public' miiid at the present moment. - The pictures given aibovp:were taken at Kiimberley, which' was visited by Captain KeIsey during his pre sent Cape to Cairo journey. This expedi tion, our rcaders are aware, recently lefi Capetowvn and has forged its way up to the Zwmbesi over some of the roughest roads which a motor car has ever traversed. There is a "Sphere" commissioner on board the ear, and some of his pictures were given in last week's issue. During the journey north the party visited one of the Kimberley diamond mines, and its im pressions are not without interest at the present moment, when the whole South African Union is bending its efforts to solve one of the most diflicult labor prob lems it has had to face. The party wa.s first shown one of the compounds in which thie' native boys live during the months :they are at work. Judging from their appearance the motor car pa...
THE CRESWICK PLANTATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
THE CRESWIOK PLANTATIONS. Adjoining the town of .Creswick, an important and su6cessful attempt at refforestat'ion on an extensive scale is being carried out by the Depart ment of State Forests. The coun try on ,which valuable pine forests have now been established was. always marked by poor soil, timbered mainly wvith. stringy bark. Mining operations on a - mammoth scale led to the rapid denudation of the original trees, and left the inferior land in a worse condition ·than ever. The area now under the control of the Forestry de partment embraces about 15,000 acres, of which 5000 acres are so poorly timbered as to.require reafforestation. The balance of the forest reserve contains a sufficient proportion of original eucalypts to justify its being devoted to their conservation. Of the 5000 acres that will ultimately be devoted to the growing of coniferous trees existing plantations already account for 700 acres, and the area will be steadily in creased as opportunity offers. As our i...
HAS DISCOVERY ENDED? [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
.HAS DISCOVERY ENDED? SWith the finding of a. vast stretch of land within the Arctic circle to the north of Siberia comes the announcement that this marks the last great discovei'y of new lapd. It is true that some years ago a very belligerent gentleman was credited with tears because there were no more worlds to conquer, and that since his day such incidents as the discovery of North, and South America, and other places, "have transpired. However, it loloks as though the geographers really were right this time, . for however much wve explore the little known wilds of Africa, Southl America, Asia 'and Australia, our increasing know ledge of those places cannot enlarge the. boundary line that separates thle land from tIle sea. Jules Verne was a scientific man, and many regard his fiction stories of sub Smarine and aerial flight--wvhich at the time they :were published seemed wild dreams as a serious prediction of what he be lieved would be accomplished. As a mat ter of fact, he did l...
THE DANGERS OF SENTIMENTALITY [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
THE DANCERS OF SENTIMENTALITY The growing sentimentality of England is a curse to Ireland, and if some sturdy reaction does not soon set in, .may prove of considerable danger to England herself. In the pages of the London Post Oflice Directory there are columns and columns of close type the addresses of ameliorative societies whose spheres embrace not only both sexes of humanity and all ages from the cradle to the grave, but all sorts of animals, birds and fishes, until there is nothing, except perhaps the cabbage and cauliflower, which escapes the sentimental and humane consideration of some band of devoted workers or guinea-paying sub scribers. Mr. C. S. Loch, the secretary of the Charity Organisation Society, knows better than anyone how charity runs riot in England, and how it is breeding a large class who live on it. If the l)ublin worker once gets the idea that the sympathy of England will supply him with just as much and just as good food as he can earn by the sweat of his br...