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THE NEW WHITE PIG. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 30 July 1914
THE NEW WHITE PIG. _ It is difficult, to believe that the now famous white pigs which, represented by -tho large variety, are found ail over tiie world, were the creation OI a Xorkshuo weaver but little more than sixty yearg ago, Still more difficult is it to recognise that before its appear ance at toe .Royal in 1851 itliero was* practically no British breed of pigs at ali._ It is true that there are types .which were lound in different coun tries, like the early Berkshire's; but m the modern sense of the world there was no stauuard, and the pig popula tion was on- emerging from a sta.o 01 barbarity, their ancestors of fifty years before naviiig been to a large extent kept in droves and allowed 10 run wiiu, Thero wore white pigs of great sizo in the North which were slow in1 growth, long in body, lie-ad and legs, flat in the side, coarse in the hair, full of activity, prolific and hardy, but poor producers of meat, which was too lean, and wiien ready .o kill wanting in tiiat 'ender...
RIDDLES. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 30 July 1914
RIDDLES. What is tho best material for aero planing?—i'ly paper. How dotli tlie litWo bee disposo of its honey?—Sells it. What nation is nioxl likely to win in the end?—Determination. Wh 't letter of the alpham t is neces sary to make a shoe?—The hist. Why did Noah object o the le t-er "d"'?—Because it made tho ark dark. What is worse than raining cats and dogs cn a stormy night?—Hailing taxi cabs. What is it hat has a man h, hut never speaks, and a bed hut never lies in it?—A river. The begin ing of iteniity, the end of time and spare, and tho beginning of every on !. and the beginning and tho end of e 'ery place ?—Tho le tor 11. Why are lie Marys tho most amiahl i of thoi • sex?—Because thry can al ways be molly-lied. Kuhl-rabi as a crop has not been taken np as it deserves to he. It is adapted to stiff clays which are not suitable for ordinary turnips, and is very resistant to drought. In fact, in hot, dry seasons, wi111 a guud braird the plant docs wotl.
VARIOUS SOILS AND HOW TO TREAT THEM. CLAY, SANDY AND LOAMY. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 30 July 1914
T VARIOUS SOILS AND HOW TO TREAT THEM. CLAY. SANDY AND LOAMY. lierore dealing fully with the mat Lei', mo. wish to uiu'ko a lib tie explana tie., of what io many may hot be per iectiy clear—this in 1 elation to the Hotels ' 'acidity" and "sour," used by us and oSners .when writing about sods. - - When wo say remove tho sourness or acidity, ,we mean one and the same thing, lor sourness is more often than not due to the over-aoidity of the soil. ' • .*:",' Uiten when we talk of acidity we are told that it;is necessary to have acid ity in .the soil. Tnis we are well aware of; but when there is too much of it the soil is poisoned or sour; hence the application of a different acid- or solvent to correct this fault.. When tho case is severe we advo cate drastic treatment such as liming to water logged country (after drain ing, of. course) or. to stiff, adhesive clay land, as well as to soils that are overcharged with organic or vegetable matter. Over-acidity or sourness prevents the natur...
RATHER NOT [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 6 August 1914
RATHEB MOT They were having a spelling in school, and vthe kittle scholars all arranged in front of .the & ail anangeu iu. «» »—^ . - + - spelling away flor dear life^ ^jjo seo how near .they cotild yet to top of the class. . The word "chimney" was gpi'An out to a little black-oyed girl, who had been spelling words correctly throug hot* tine morning, but she missed this one by 1*1" advertently leaving out the "h ' ?uick as lightning the little I toy nest pounced on the word, and epelt 11 correctly. „ .. "You may go iip one, Johnnit t> saia the teacher. . "I don't want to," whined 0 'olinnie getting ready to cry. "My ■ mother would whip me if 1 did, becausi V 1 o get all oyer Boot."
NEWS SUMMARY. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 6 August 1914
NEWS SUMMARY. Lewis Donald Snellgrove, |i/\k.'ii Hill representative of the Nain-nal Cash Register has been arrested i n a charge of embezzlement. A man named Henry Bates, who was employed' at the Oriental Timber Corporation's mills at North Geelong, •was driving home in a gig from worn on Friday evening, when he collapsed. Ho was carried mto the Ocean Cuilu Hotel. Dr. Darby was called out from Geelong, but before his arrival Bates had expired. Heart trouble is supposed to bo the cause of deatn. A few months ago Mr. B. C. Rich ards, late head toacher of a small school at South Morang, after many mouths of illness, passed away, leaving a widow with a young family totally unprovided for. The executive 01 the Victorian State bchool Teachers' Union took the matter up, with the result that a sum of £20-1 has been rased in small subscriptions. This sum will be handed to Mrs, Richards early next week. At the Central Court, Sydney, on Friday, Ah Quay, 34, was lined £2U for being the keeper ...
WOMEN'S INTERESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 6 August 1914
WOMEN'S INTERESTS. (By "AmbroBino.") "Loaves From a Housekeeper-'a Book'' is OBesutially aB English book, but while wo can't perhaps follow up some of tho advice given it is woll worth our while to read the book, for it is as refreshing and uncommon as a housewife's confabulation with a wise mother. Philosophy is tucked into many a leaf that might seem to the polite and distant mistress of servants 1 merely a recital of house-keeping ex I pericuces. j Over twenty years ago, it may. be i said, this anonymous writer publishud "From Kitchen to Garret," a book | | that ran into eleven editions, and the ■ present is the outcome of numberless j requests for another. 1' I hope,'' says ; j tho writer in a" preface, '' that some ! day conditions will bo even, easier than they are now, when many things are : ; specialised, and housekeeping is made | so mechanical that it has ceased to be ! an art." • j i So much is there packed into the | book in oyer three hundred pages that i the only wise ...
TIT FOR TAT. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 6 August 1914
TIT FOR TAT. Pat was in lodgings, and was greatly annoyed by the landlady helping her self to his provisions. She began by taking a piece of his butter, and when Pat came home she said : "Pat, I'm taking a little of your butter, but I'm not like other land ladies—I'm telling you." . Next day it was an egg, and so on. Every day there was something taken and put off with the same remark: "I'm not like other landladies, I'm telling you." Of course there was never any re ductions in Pat's bill. One Saturday his bill came to a larger amount than usual. Pat looked at it, bundled up a few things in a handkerchief, walked to the door, and said: "Landlady, I'm eloping^ I'm not like other lodgers—I'm telling youl"
[?] [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 6 August 1914
-MjOXUXV... . In Mexico time is of littio import ance. The late Sylvanus Miller, the civil engineer, who was engaged on some railway work there, was once try ing to show a native how much thq new railway would benefit the country. "How long does it take to carry your produce to market at present?" he ask ed. "With a mule it takes three days was the reply. "There you are!" oxclaimed Miller. "When tho now railway is in opera tion you will be able to take your pro duce to market and return homo in one day!" ■ "Very good, souor," was the placid reply; "but what shall I do with the other two days?"
HONEY AND ITS USES. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 6 August 1914
HONEY AND ITS USES. Honey might with advantage he more generally used than it is as an article of diet. The greatest part of tho honey produced in th© United States (says an American authority) is secured by the largo baking concerns. It is used in varying quantities in cakes and cookies, also those made with molasses, soon become so dry that they arc not. palatable. But honey cakes will keep in good condition al most-indefinitely. indeed, they seem to improve with age. In many homes honey is a luxury. Honey is food should not be considered a luxury, as a pound of "honey costs no more tnan a pound of candy, and is much bettei for tho children. Bread, butter and honey .is a luxury. Honey as food of diet as pies and cakes, that often make up the school luncheon. Can any housewife make up a complex mixture.- that is more delicious than wholesome bread, good butter and honey, to say nothing of digestibility. We have substituted honey for molas ses iu..cakes and cookies that call for sou...
The Boort Standard. AND QUAMBATOOK HERALD Thursday, August 6. —Railway Mishap.— [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 6 August 1914
:|jit ]|oori fended. AND OUAMBATOOK HERALD ' Thursday, August 6. —Railway Mishap.— Owing to a couple of trucks run ning ofi'the line at Korong Vale on Saturday, the train did not arrive in Boprt till after 8 o'clock. —Tennis.— The Australian Tennis players, Brookes and Wilding, easily . de seated the German pair for the Davis Cup Championship. . The winners only lost one set of the 1G played. —Bolt.— A bolt occurred on Saturday afternoon in the railway reserve, when Mr C. Suttou's team of six horses, attached to a vyaggon, made.for the street. They struck the railway gate facing Godfrey Street, which was smashed to pieces. The - horses were stopped before any. further damage was done. &lt; —Fire Brigade Meeting.— ■ The monthly meeting of the members.of the Boort Fire Brigade was held in the brigade room on Tuesday evening. Captain Dinner occupied the chair, and there was a good muster of men. After the confirmation of the minutes of special and ordinary hneetings, cor respon...
CRUISERS ABROAD. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 6 August 1914
CRUISERS ABROAD. A striking change has come over the composition of the squadrons on for eign service within the last four years (Bays the "Army and Navy Gazette"). They are composed in some cases of j fewer ships than ordinary but these ' vessels are much more modern and efficient for tho duties required of them. An important 1 actor in this ■respect has been the construction of the "city" class of light cruisers. It was said at "the time these ships were designed that they would bo especially useful for foreign service, and it will now. be seen that practically all tho squadrons v abroad are leavened by them-. Tire-Cape Station is the latest to have a -ship of the type attached to ;it, the Nottingham having been selected to replace the Astraea. Mow_ great is the gain in the efficiency of the squadron by the change is mani fest when it., is remembered that tho Astraea,is over twenty years old, with a;speed of■about nineteen knots, and an armament of two 6 inch and eight 4.7 in guns...
BOORT AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 6 August 1914
BOORT AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. A committee meeting of the above was Jheld at the Mechanics' Institute oil the 25th ult. Mr G. M. Jones, vice-president, occupied the chair, and there were also pre sent—Messrs L. Smith. Cable. R. Coutts, Pernio, Barclay, Esler, Matter, and the secretary, Mr R. R. Irving. The minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed. Correspondence The following donations were received :—Jas. Miller and Co., ,£1 Is.; J. S. Cobden and Co., 10s Gd. —Received with thanks. From P.- F. Hagan, enquiring when show booth would be sold. General Business. Mr Penho moved, Mr Sl3tter seconded, that the prize list com mittee meet aud draw up pro gramme, and that they be em powered to have same printed.in the event of rain.—Carried. The secretary was instructed to have spouting placed. around the sheds, and also to have the tanks erected. t Accounta amounting to .£11 2s were passed for payment. The meeting then adjourned.
BREVITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 6 August 1914
BREVITIES. Dovoriskirt lace workers have been, engaged for three years, and will not finish for another nine months, 011 a | beautiful court veil with flouncing arid' trimmings made on a fabric of the fin ost Brussels net. The edging is; about 100 yards of Honiton lace, untl the centro part contains 240 large I sprays of Hawthorn, with over 200 sprays of the same flower. Scatter ed over the whole aro hundreds of butterflies. The wearer of this elab orate adornment will bo a lady, (nowN m India), and the occasion will bo one of the functions of the English Court 1915, . in 18(1 the Counts of Salamoue :of. Serravillo brought an action against the Commune of Salusola Biellese, for tlie violation of water rights. The case lias continued for 133 years, and ' was only settled a few weeks ago, by 1 , compromise. Meanwhile the Salomono estates had been sold several times, | but each new proprietor kept the ac tion going, while every successive j Mayor of the Commune handed tlu> ! 1 defen...
HERE AND THERE. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 6 August 1914
HERE AND THERE. Dr. Bashford, Director of tho Im perial Cancer Research Fund Labora tory, in a lecture at the recent Royal a.imtary institute, laid down rules for the avoidance of cancer, which may be epitomised as follow. Cut down your tobacco allowance, take the pledge, and eat your dinner with the calm of a cow. A warning to the over-strenuous was uttered at a National Health Society meeting recently by Professor Stir ing. Severe bodily exercise, he said was incompatible with full digestive ac tivity. Mental fatigue greatly im paired bodily activity, and vice versa. Gla,nds, like muscles, suffered from fatigue, and the result of a "quick lunch" was to exhaust the glands which supply the digestive fluids. The se cret of health, said the lecturer, was to be found in rhythm. Between the heart beats was a regular pause, whicn permitted a restitution of matter and energy. On a larger scale, sleep , was such another quiescent period. Re- I pose was the necessary complement r.i fatigue....
EUROPEAN WAR. ENGLAND DECLARES WAR. 20,000 AUSTRALIANS OFFERED ENGLAND. CENSORSHIP OF CABLE COMMUNICATION "STANDARD" OFFICE SPECIAL. GERMANY DECLARES WAR AGAINST RUSSIA. KAISER'S ADDRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 6 August 1914
EUROPEAN WAR. ENGLAND DECLARES WAR. 20,000 AUSTRALIANS OFFERED ENGLAND. CENSORSHIP OF CABLE COMMUNICATION "STANDARD" OFFICE SPECIAL. GERMANY DECLARES WAR AGAINST R1J-SIA, KAISER'S ADDRESS. Germany declared, war on Rus sia on Saturday. Italy has announced that she will remain neutral. The German Kaiser, addressing 20,000 people, declared :—" The dark day for [Germany has come. . . . War will require enor mous sacrifices. We will show our adversaries what it.rueans to attack Germany. . . . If, at the last hour, my efforts fail to bring our adversaries to see things in their proper light, we, with God's help, will weild the sword in such a way that we can sheath it with honor." The Japanese ambassador in Ton don auuounced that if trouble arose Japan will aetata the spirit of her alliance with Great Britain A rumoured sea fight in the North Tea lacks confirmation. The shipping on all lines has been suspended, and- all the great liners have been recalled. The German steames Kronpriu zess...
PERUVIAN ANTIQUITIES. ("The Queen.") [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 6 August 1914
PERUVIAN ANTIQUITIES. ("Tlie Queen.' Man conies and goes. it is one of the liumlities of humanity that only a few races and individuals leave any lasting memories behind them. The works of their hands, too, die "wivn them. But this is not always so. In Peru, we come upon traces of vast civilisation of high order, of which we have no actual knowledge, save for some sculptured walls we are un able to decipher, and marvellous ruins of stone buildings wonderfully con structed. We have to content our selves with mere tradiions few and far between. History points to a Mongolian typo, swept away by the Iucas, and supplanted by them before the birth of Christ. But these early remains of an extinct people are of unrivalled interest. We have, how ever, some pre-Inca relics testifying to culture aud strong artistic tendencies and some of the texiles belonging to the pre-Inca period, as well as to the work of the great Inca area, have been handed down in rare perfection, though they date far be...
FRANCE JOINS RUSSIA. RUSSIANS REPULSED AND FRENCH DEFEAT GERMANS. TUESDAY, 9.15 A.M. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 6 August 1914
FRANCE JOINS RUSSIA. RUSSIANS REPULSED AND FRENCH DEFEAT GERMANS. Tuesday. 9.15 a.m. Numerous Victorian bodies are offering their services. The British Cabinet held another long sitting on Sunday night, when it is understood division of opinions were being closed owing to Ger many's arrogance. ■ "The Times" declares that'Ger man hegemony of Europe is an ambition that cannot be tolerated. Enormous crowds in the street cheered Earl Grey, who is under stood to favor assisting France. The King and Queen at Bucking ham palace acknowledged the greetings of the crowds, who sang natioHal songs. The Hull fishing fleet has been recalled. The Orient mail steamer for Melbourne has been ordered to seek shelter at Gibraltar. A number of German vessels are sheltering in Spanish ports. It is understood that the British Ministers have decided to ask Par liament fcr ^50,000,000. A cable censorship has been es tablished in London, but the cables have been entirely silent since ten o'clock last night. ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 6 August 1914
ED. TRENCH AED i V ■■ '' "a ' AND CO. ^ ' STOCK & STATION AGENTS, MELBOURNE OFFICE, 463 Collins Street. BRANCHES: Boort, Charlton Wycheproof, Kerang, ; Swan Hill and Barham (N.S.W ; . Sheep and Cattle Trucks promptly so cured and Loaded. Clients wii oblige by sending full par ticulars.of any stock they may intend to yard, so that we may advise buyers. EDWARD TRENCHARD & CO., Quambatook. KING, SONS, AND BALLANTINE, Stock and Station Agents I SHEP & CATTLE SALESMEN,! 438 BOURKE STREET, MEIiB OU BSE/ a „ " !J J - T. BALLANTINE. Auctioneers , H 3IAWBEY. thosTwsorrow .AND CO., Anctioneeis, Stock and Station, . —Agents,-- *i INBlE*WOOD AND BENDIGQ «!■' .. t ' '.With Branches at '. Boort Charlton Wycheproof, Logan, I New stead, Pyalong, Kilmore, And jjancefield. Represent— Dalgety and Co. Limited. Queensland Insurance Company Limited All kinds of stock insured. . Loans Negotiated on Broad-Acres at Low Rates.' SALES OF STOCK .Will be held on the following dates:— ] Q...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 6 August 1914
FRUIT TRESS, PINES - BEAUTIFUL PALMS- - ORANGE & LEMON TREES A SPECIALTY 12,000 for SALE: order early. j Daphne, Doses, Ash Ferns. -&c.; 20,000 Sugar Gum-, cheap. Peppers, Pines, Sheiier Trees, any quantity. Note.—Alltreos aud plants grown and acclimatised to northern districts Big stock, highest quality. Prices lowest. Buy here and save money. Established 23 yean Fend for catalogue. Post free. HERBERT KECK. BEND ICO NURSERIES, RETREAT ROAD BENPIGO. ^ MONEY. . TT57 E have a large amount of Money TO ' LEND at lowest curreut rates in large and small sums on FREEHOLD, and on LEASEHOLD and MA.LLEK LANDS for term of 2, 3, 4, 5, or 7 years with the option of reducing principal if required. Full particulars and all information from— McEVOY A CO.', 54 Market St., Melbourne. TOM H, VSCKERY Agenr, Engineer and Separaor Expert. Globe Separators, etc., etc., always.in stock. Duplicates and oils always in stocks. Austral Milking Machines. Victoria Street, Kerang, - . Opposite Com...