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HOLLY AND HOPE. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 22 May 1914
HOLLY AND HOPE. Shed, shed and dead lio the flowers that crowned the Summer; Chill, how chill and still, lies the land that Winter numbs. See! not a bee where, in gardens dumb and dumber. Wind-whipped an.d nipped, died the last chrysanthemums. All's darki yet mark where a little sunllny isthmus Dim moons and grim joins; one nook where Spring has scope, Junee with roses strewn! who will sigh for thee at Christmas? Holly's here, when days are drear, to pl nt the world swith hope! Life and joy are rife; hearth and heart let in :the straniger; Poor men win the door whence the ruddy welcome glows. - All, great and small, by the Star may seek the Manger; 'Near each, to cheer each, the Christ nuas holly grows. - Gre'n as Pesoe is seen when the ilnwers of joy are over, Greet us when our feet down the dark ways gropie; l'wine, .then, the Shrine of the Inn that waits the rover; Holly, by the Baby lie who gave the world its hope! 8,. Gertrude Ford.'
ROLLER SKATES IN POSTAL SERVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 22 May 1914
ROLLER SKATES IN POSTAL SERVICE. Boller-ska-ting (says _ "Cihambers's Journal") is generally regarded as. a pastime, but the United States Got ernl'ent has found it very useful in the postal service. In one of the large post-offices in Chicago the post inel store their uniforms, bags, and other requisites in the basement. Thera are are 1100 lockers in an apart sent lmeasuring i300ft. il length. It was found that checking the equip-. ments during the rush hours imposed a severe task onl the clerks. In order to facilitate the work the chief of th, denartment suggested that the clerks should use roller-skates, so that 'lhey could traverse the floor quickly and with less fatigue. The employees co1om came to appreciate .le ulnlova tion, as it also effected a welcome re duction in the sear arid tear of Loot leather. The experiment proved a complete success, because the cmrks equipped with the skates p~ulf.amiea their checking duties in a quarter - of the tinmo formerly occupied. Roller sk...
JUSTICE IN JAPAN. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 22 May 1914
JUSTICE IN JAPAN. Truly, a wonderful country is the Kingdom of the Mikado, and so ancient is its history that Japanese sovereigns are known to have ruled and flourished several hundred years before the birth of Christ. It is a remarkable fact that throughout countless ages, from time immemorial until now, there has been but one ruling dynasty in Japan. The Emperor of to-day belongs to the same royal family as did his predecessors who lived B.C. The Japanese arrangements for trying a prisoner are very. different from ours. With us the judge is a judge, and an impartial one; in Japland the occupant of the seat of justice combines, as he does in France, the functions of judge and prosecuting counsel. He cross examines severely, and from the pris oner extrscts the minutest details con cerning his antecedents. Not that the past history of the captive, if he is a ne'er-do-well, is unknown. Far from it. In Japan there is a wonderful system of espionage which aims at thwarting the ambitions...
OVERWHELMED BY THE SEA. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 22 May 1914
OVERWHELMED BY THE SEA. A strangely romantic interest atta ches to certain records of the old town of Dunwich, which have been oxamined for tho first time and summarised in the seventh volume of the Historical Manuscripts Commission's Report on Manuscripts in Various Collections, published recently. Dunwich has gradually perished be fore the iesursions of the North Sea till to-day only one ruined church of the seven which it once possessed remains. But its old registers, beginning in 1595, have been preserved ''in a massive, curiously painted iron chest, of which the ponderous lid, when let down, auto matically closes the four bolts of a lock, of which the key can only be turned with the help of an iron bar." The chest is traditionally believed to have been washed up on Dunwich beach from soue wrecked vessel, and is now kept in the village reading-room. In 1596 four fishermen were sharply fined for going to sea on Sunday,"con trary to the laws of God and of this realelr." Every hous...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 22 May 1914
egaB'ol t r ~ · Harrison, San Miguel rROP. LTD., CORK MERCHANTS, AND SUPPLY HOUSE FOR Brewevrs, Aerated Water Manifactwurrs, Hotel Keepers, Bakers, and Refreshment Rooms. Correspondence Invited n All Articles used in the above trades. Note Address 304 FLINDERS STREET, .MELBOURNE. HAPPY CHILDREN Happy children scamper into school the embodiment of health' and youthful beauty. Little.eyes are sparkling ? eager brains are ready to absorb the rknowledge waiting to be impartcd by the zealous teacher. That'is as.it should be, but too often the ""- children are dull and. listless, noses run ning,throats burning, and constant cough ing rends the school room air. The cold spreads from one to another, even the r . teacher has the full. and heavy eyes, the throbbing head which accompanies a had cold. Yet children's colds are easily con trolled. A prudent mother gives her children Dr.Sheldon's New Discovery on the first sign of a cough or cold, and relies on' its soothing influence to quickly c...
Terribly Tempted. A SERIAL STORY BY ANNABEL GRAY CHAPTER XV (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 22 May 1914
Terribly Tempted. A SERIAL STORY BY . -ANNABEL.GRAY. SCAPTERI XV (CikV tinuid.) " • "It does; ineaedI"' hae sald, sitiuc' with his manner. ".Now, if you, Mi>s. Stalner, wern quite a.tilisioti wth .jonlarel's dcupis. love, you .would :ot .Li hlere, day altie cay, llour a1.t-" eourI with only bookt, as your sol]ace. ''o mayu continue art in iheaven,' she said ?.ilulsly, buti she crlmsuneu and clasped her hands. Long nad sln pondcred on the our oils anomlalics, IlueticLis, and ironies or life. She miigiit be lonely, be ever. forsaken; but .ere, oil tills new thr's hold of art; she could take her place, hero at least w?;s 'an am)i, and rcpoe i must come. - Sole word affiatus la stolen into her brain. "By the way, lnae you read tlhes translations o, Sjhmartz I lent you? hie asked. - "'es! They are c;ude." "Sc'hieitz is no sti.,H;t; hut thi(-it is immeunse dephli and orig.nality in hi, iceas." * Do you-do you tliink Leonard i changedi?'" she :ilced, solfti, after ;a paiuse. Slhi:knce t...
THE GOOD DAIRY COW. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 22 May 1914
THE GOOD DAIRY COW. A successful dairyman says: After a good many years in tihe bus iness I rind only one satisfactory way oi acquiring good dairy cows anlld that is to_ raise thllm. I i a ian conmes into my yard and wants to buy co;is from llme, you may be quteo sure I ; il gollg to part wh wsh tit poorer ones mnore wilungly tliu with til boest even thoougu I add a good sttii margin to tno latter for their increased excs? lence. I take it that others feel about the samne. Therefore, it is hard to buy good cows unless under peculiar circumljitii ces such as a Olrcdl ?;tle, ett. itI course, you can buy good pedigretu cows, but if you get the kind iou want to ralise and own you will have to hand ;ver a llalldso?io 'figuro Ior them.. So I repecat thart the only sure and satisfying way is to raise your best hlcters aiid cult out the poor ones. After a while you wAl thus acquire a herd that you can. take pride in. For .the uan who moust buy cows, it is dillicuit, even after years of expe...
HAS GREAT BRITAIN LOST CONTROL OF ITS SEA CABLES? [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 22 May 1914
H~AS CREAT BRITAIN LOST CON* TROL OF ITS SEA CABLES? Anu American "combine". has got pcssession of all the Atlantic sea tables, and the "Saturday Review" iwrit:s in a mood of literary wrat ovoer the circumlstances: British statesmen, it says,apparently. |ai:!ot see thlat the "nerves," wnich are the cables, and "'circulation," which is the ocean, of our highly comples political organism, must he conurolled by its brain, or it cannot live. All the thirteen Atlantic cables-every orne made and laid oy Great Britain-are tow nuder Anmerican control. Like most tnler deadly blows to out tlpremacy, ye\' had ample warning that it was coming. For tle trouble, Jegar, long ago, wruen facilities werer granted tio American cable collpanies in Eng laund, wlich are denied to British camlo comnlpalies in the United States, such, for instance, as liberty to open recei tng ollices, lease laud-lines, and had telegrams into the post olfice without restriction. The result was that, on dho other side, AInu...
VINEGAR CAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 22 May 1914
VINEGAR CAKiE. One lb. flour, t lb sugar. lb but ter, # lb currauts, I lb raisins and mix ed peel, 2 tnblespoonfuls -vinegnr, 2 teaspoonfuls soda in 4 a CUpl of milk, a pinch of salt, a little spice, esso?ice, eta, Bake about 2 hours.
MAKING MONEY OUT OF COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 22 May 1914
MAKING MONEY .OUT OF COWS. There are ten rules for making money out of cows and they all begin with "milk good cows." To put the case in a nutshell, or rather to skim the cream from the whole matter, lot us admit that there are, say, seven fundamental principles of successful dairying, about as fol lows: 1. Weed out the poor cows by means of the scales and the Babcock test. 2. F'ecd the good cows plenty of clean, choice stuff ,s close to a balanced ration as possible. 3. Eliminato competition by preduo ing a better product than the other fellow and demanding .a good price for it. 4. lHcad the herd with a high class, purebred sire. 5. Raise the promising calves from the host.cows only. 6. Develop a market for your sur plus bull calves and other stoock. 7. Feed the mind of the man behind the cow. Too many farmers spend good money for Babcock testers and other imple monts of that kind, thenu storoe tliem away in the barn or on a shelf in the milk house and forget entirely how to tise t...
MARKETS. WHEAT AND OTHER PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 22 May 1914
MARKETS. WHEAT-AND OTHER PRODUCE. \WTh]at.'-T1i' .: umarket has become quieter. .;Sellers of parcels are asking 3/103, but buyers' ideas are 3/103. Small lots inllstore are quoted at 3/10 to 3/L0?,. w'ithoutl? business. Quotatuo s for small farmers' "lots in the country are oi the basis of 3/93 net. Flour.-The Association price" for local consumption is £5'/5/. delivered, and that for pollard :L5/10/. 3Barley..-Thce market is steady~. Mal ting sanLpes are scarce oi spot, buit there is a steady business going -onl in iedoium and feed descriptions.ls Good to prime lEnglhsh malting is quoted at 2/11 to 3/3, imediu ai t 2/i to 2/10, and feed at 2/ to 2lG. Cape malting is worth Iroin 2/1 to 2/3, and feeld lrom 1111 to 2; . Oats-'rft market is firm in tone, cith only ll~htl offbrings of good Algerians. Good prime Algerian mi!;ng are'e quoted at 1/101. to 1/11, with ai fair business at the latter lig ,te'. A 'good business has been tran sacted in heavy feed- at 1/10, . fair to good quality...
THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF OUR SISTER. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 22 May 1914
THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF OUR SISTER. I was lateo for. six o'clock supper. As I entered the unrses' dlning-room, laughter and chatter anti little frienldly -nods of recognition. greeted tme down the long line of saucy Swiss caps. As I unfolded my napkin a sigh es caped me. Tha siglh meant apprehen dion, not physical ntigue, and thle lp ,rehension lay behind my stiffwhite bib ,, a pathetically brave but hysterical little note from home. Francie was ill-Francie our idol, our eldest; father and mother to us young est orphans and the handsomiest of the handsome 3McQueens. When Jlrano:e, dear old plcky swar-horse, slip,. ?d in the traces, it twl?s a moment for con cerl.. I was a day special on a privato case for Dr. Dudley, so 1 found little trouble iat being relieved from duty, and start ed at olco for home. The weather bu reau said it was tlhe most biting Janu arv in eight years, and 1 believed it. 1 shivered as I entered the damp car, anld finding a secluded seat, huddled among my grn)i fox...
SHADOWS. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 22 May 1914
SHADOWS. 1'y ]h.;~n sllads:. that t,, keep Watchful sorrows chlarmued il leep Though the eyes he overtaken, Yet the heart doth over waken Thoughts dlained up in busy snares. Of continual woes and cares; Loves and griefs are so expre'st As they rather sigh thain rest; Fly hence shadovws. that do keep Watchful sorrows chalrmted is ke-ll - -.John hail. A refractory lining suitable for pulg ging cracks or for patching is descrcld hy the Brass World." The ,0u1postion Is :-Fino asbestos, &lt;0 1b; water gla (silicatc of soda). G60 lb. Thiese arC mixed with enough water to make " pasty mass which can be worked.
ALFALFA (Lucerne). [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 22 May 1914
ALFALFA (Lucerne). "What makos tile landscape look so fair? What blossoms bright p.rfumn the air? What plant .repays the farmer's toil, And will enrich the -worn-out soil? Alfalfa I "What is the crop that always pays, Which may be cut each forty days, Resisting drought, the frost, and heat, Whoso roots reach down full twenty, feet? Alfalfalfa "What grows in loam, and clay, and sand ? What lifts the mortgage off the land?. .What crop is cut throe times a iyear, And of. never a failure do you hear? Alfalfa i "What makes the swine so healthy fezl, And never raise a hungry squeal; The wholesome food tiart never fails To put three curls into thoir tails? Alfalfa I -"What makes all other stock look nice, And brings the highest market price? What fills the milk pails, .teeds the calf, And makes the old cow almnost laugh? Alfalfa I -From "University Farm (Minn.), Press News."
TURF TOPICS. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 22 May 1914
TUFF TOUICS. (By "Flemington.") -So far Wakeful can hardly be said to have aohieved the success at the stud that her -pedigree and high class performances on the Turf justified her sunrers in expecting. It is true that she is"tlhe dam of a brilliant gal loper in Blairgour, but speed was unis horse's strong point, and jt is feared he is not a very reliable, character. .If Wakeful's reputation as a producer has to mainly rest on Blairgour, she will certainly net have attained nmuch fame at the stud, But there is timeo yet for Wakeful to "'malke good." .It is just possible that her son, Balranald, who won his first race at laandwick on Saturday, is destined to furnish into a worthy son of his dam.- It has taken Balranald at long while to find his legs, but, be ing by Positano, iso notice need be taken of his requiring such a long while to come to hand. BIalranald may go on doing well. In the mean time, W\akeful has other younger stock to come forward, so that it nmuty be she will yet g...
UTILITY IN THE HOME. [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 22 May 1914
UTILITY IN THE HOME. According to those people who write books on furniture and' decoration, we arc full of artistic vice; but at least it seems that every day we learn to possess more of the courage of our con victions, of our incomes, and our par ticular methods of gaining a living. If a cottage is our domicile we buy cottago furniture, and endeavour to preserve tihe simple atmosphere of this most modest of dwelling-places. The lilt has a treatment of its own. Skill and ingenuity iare taxed to their utimost in the utilisation of space. Eveii villadom, the most .obdurately ortho dox, is clearing its room, dismanutling its windows, and learning to put utility before parade. Somne women have actually dared to do away with draw ing rooms, and have substituted music roomls, studios, and common rooms in stead. Already,there is no longer one type of arrangement for every kind of homnc.
OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Seymour Express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Graytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser — 22 May 1914
OF RURAL INTEREST (By. "Rsticus.") It is plain that the investigationlls of tile Closer Settlelonnt ColniossioU are going to bring about some d.s:agro:able revelations as to thl manlter ii which rie Important business of settling the land hat be::n conducted. It CaIlnolt be .ld tilt the revelation of the flet that t:uro has been t'gregrous Ibungling .-to pitlL it liidly--wil' l ,ccasion sulprise. I'jlT exilt nele of ti t iact has been kloWn for y-ears. illt most people would h:ardly credit tile extenlt of that Illl?ugling, -e lls revealed hb the entry oI tiie Cotllnliioll i llepnl tile f'rioga of l.lmll1ll'y. A few details publh.led is to the conllditions fol by thile Colm lission on thle first property visited the A.lllamlo lEstate-are illumintting. 1hey setro to give an iddea of whllat is tlo cl. t li:ilhl ?.e Itetilce collntain ._02:; a anv:; old wns bullilt. Ull by pur chaseis frollillt thlirteen adjoinulg land ,vno'rs. The average price paid per acre was £j'66/1, tile total pur...