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THE FLOODS IN QUEENSLAND. POSITION AT ROCKHAMPTON. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 14 February 1896
THE FLOODS IN QUEENSLAND. POSITION AT ROOK HAMPTON. Tbe flood waters reached their greatest ? * height on Monday mornins, when thov wer* fijln. over the level of the fliod of 1890, that bolng the highest previously recorded. The water is now running down olowly, all the low-lying parts of the town and country round being still submerged. The Olermom line, whioh boa been absolutely closed against - all tr&ffio from the 30th January until Sunday last, ia now open, but; oply for. paurangers and malls,
FACTORS WHICH DECIDE SEXUALITY. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 14 February 1896
FACTORS WHICH DECIDE SEXUALITY. i (Agricultural Gazette .)t , Animals which are greatly used sexually \ produce more individuals of their own sex, \- because in the male the sperma is too quickly ' used by continaal sezual application, and ' fecundation takeB place with relatively young ?' epermat( z )a. More malea are then produced, i whereas a male, not overworked sexually, pro duces more females on account of the older state of its epermatczoa. The same relation exists in the female. The ova sooner fecun dates with tendency to the female aes. Hence when individuals of one sex are in the minority, and are, therefore, more frequently used, the recent sexual products are in constant demand, the Individuals of the name sex follow. The aame effect a3 sexual over-exertion Is Caused by defioient nutrition, when the sexual Byatem is constantly lu demand. Weak bulls brought together with otrong cows produce more bull calvep, weak cows and strong bulls more heifers. Age must also be consid...
OIL PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 14 February 1896
OIL PLANTS. While he was In Victoria the South Aus tralia Minister of Education made some en quiries into the work which the Government were carrying on there to encourage the manu facture of various vegetable oils. 'There appears,' says Dr. Oockburn, ?' an avenue of considerable profit to the farming, community in this direction . The Victorian Government imports £14,C00 worth of lubricators per annum for the railway alone, and It is needless to aay that Bunfbwers, rape, hemp, linseed, castor, peanut, til, and other oil-producing plants grow in profusion in many partB of this and the adjoining colony. In older to en. courage the production in this respect the department has imported a complete plant of oilmaklng machinery, which the Minister (Mr.. Tavernei) intends to Bend round the various agricultural districts collectirg oil-yielding produce and extracting the oil at a nominal charge. The machine 1b a most compact one? and I saw some linseed passed through it, the complete opera...
THINGS A HOUSEWIFE OUGHT TO KNOW. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 14 February 1896
THINGS A HOUSEWIFE OUGHT TO KNOW. Every housewife ought to know that many invalids who would not touch a raw egg beaten np with either sherry or cinnamon water will take it prepared as follows : — WhiBk the yolk of a new-laid egg with a teaBpoontul of castor sagar for five minutes, add a little nutmeg, and - pour in gradually about half a tumblerful of boiling milk ; place in cold water or on ice until q lite cold, and stir in a tablespoonful o! brandy the last thing before serving the mix ture. ' That a few grains of permanganate of potash dissolved in a little water mike a strong and inexpensive disenfectant and deodoriser for the eick room, and also a useful gargle and mouth wash in cases cf sore throat. ? That a tough steak may be made tender by being allowed to steep in a small quantity o* v vinegar for some hours before cocking. I should be turned from time to time. That a cup of moderately strong tea, in which two or three ttia slices of lemon have been infused, will frtquent...
DRINKS DURING HOT WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 14 February 1896
DRINKS DURING HOT WEATHER. There is no doubt (says a writer on hygiene) that it is a perfectly natural craving which we all feel during hot weather for an unusual amount of I -quid. The waste which we con stantly suffer is greatly increased through the freer working of the perspiratory glands. The amount of drink which we require to repair this waste depends, of course, on the amount of exercise we take, the degree ot heat we are exposed to, and, in *a measure also, on the character of our solid food. Then, too, temperament has much to do with the feelirg of thirst ; quiet and phleg matic people, as a rule, feeling it much less than those who are of a nervous and excitable temperament. Liquids are indispensable to digestion, but it ia a bad plan to drink immediately before a meal, because the gastric j nice ia by this means diluted, so that the digestion of solid food cannot be so fully accomplished as when the fluid ia not taken into the body until the meal is over, or at any rate ...
OLD-FASHIONED TABLE BOUQUETS. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 14 February 1896
OLD-FASHIONED TABLE BOUQUETS. These used to be made up of sweet scented fljwers and fragrant leafy sprays ; but, un fortunately, they are now so much things of the past that the Bight of one would be quite a relief, compared with tho often densely-packed mushroom borquets of cur own time. The old pory chiifl? consisted of a haDdful of bright 11 -wera aud fresh green leaves, while one of its principal charms was tbe total absence of all the so-called modern art of the oouquet in its arrangement. No delicate blossoms from conservatory or gr en-houee were there ; but in their places we had clove ptnks, csraatlons, white lilies, sweet-williams, ;carlet fuchsias, sprays of honeysuckle, and branches of fragrant rosemary, southern wood, and sweet brier, intermixed with moBS roEe buds and oabbage roses. These wore arrauged as they were cut — a rosebud here, and a ppray of mignonette or pafliiuiine there — each flower having a fair accompaniment of i'.a own foliage, no that color was balance...
WIT AND HUMOR. GENERALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 14 February 1896
WIT AND HUMOR. GENERALITIES, He — ' Ob, yes ; when I was in London I was enthusiastically received in court circles.' She (snippy)— ' What was the charge against you V She—' Darling do you love me ? ' He (kissing her rapturously and repeatedly) — ' Do I ? I wish you were a two-headed girl. That's all I can say.' Mamma— 'I gave you the cane only yester day, and you are a bad boy egain to-day.'' Her son— ' Well, that showa that it didn't do me any good.' A Grand Speculation. — If you were to buy men for what they are worth, and sell them again at their own valuation, what a splendid profit you would realise. ' So you feel you cannot marry him 1' 'Yes, I am fully decided.' 'Why; don't you like him ?' ' Oh, I like him well enough but I can't get him to propose.' Judge — 'What extenuating circumstances can you give ?' Counterfeiter — ' Please, your honor, I made the money to pay for my lodgings.' Judge — ' Very good ; it will pay for your board and iodgings for. the next five years.' No ...
THE TWO BUSHEL BAG. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 14 February 1896
THE TWO BUSHEL BAG. Many AuatralianB-have an idea that grain elevators are in general use all over the United States. It is a mistake. There ia not one ia the State of California, and I am safe in saying there are none on the entire Pacific Coas\ There is no necessity for them. All the grain in that section intended for foreign shipment must be Backed. The vessels en gaged la the trade are 90 per cent, or more sailing ship?, not fitted for carrying loose grain, while, on the other hand, all the carrying trade of the Eiatern seaboard is confined to whale back and other steamer?, built in com partments, especially for the carriage of loose grain, and there elevators are in general use. The standard wheat sacks U3ed in that sec. tion are made of Indian jute, and are all of a uniform sizs, v'z , 24ln. x 36in., holding from 1531b. to 1451b. In former years the Dundee and Bombay factories had a monopoly of the aack trade of California, and prices ranged from 8 (41.) to 9 cents (4£i.). Fou...
CIDER. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 14 February 1896
CIDER. Mr. E. Hnlme, of Oxley, has forwarded to the Australasian a very interesting article in cider making. Mr. Hulme hails from that famous cider county Devonshire, and deems to be fully conversant with the manufacturing of this wholesome and refreshing beverage, but he deals chic fly with the unfermented cider which is so much appreciated and bo largely drunk in the old country. For the making cf this kind of drink, he aays it ia an error to suppose that what are known as cider kind are necesseary, and that the choicest dessert kinds are equally good. The apples should be carefully picked or Bhaken from the trees (in England the orchards are generally covered with grasp) \ if immediately crushed a Blight bruise may not make much difference, but when the fruit is allowed to He in heaps for some time and become decayed It should not be used. When the apples have been crushed the juice Is taken to the cellar and placed in large clean casks ; boch night and day watch is kept for the ...
CANADA AND ENGLAND. THE ADDRESS TO THE QUEEN. GREAT OUTBURST OF LOYALTY. LONDON, February 7. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 14 February 1896
CANADA AND ENGLAND. THE ADDRESS TO THE QUEEtf. GREAT OUTBURST OF LOYALTY. London, February 7. The address to the Qaeen affirming the loyalty of the Dominion of Canada to the throne and the empire, which was voted ' unanimously by the Canadian House of Commons last nighf, was the occasion of perhaps the most remarkable demonstration of loyalty ever witnessed in the Canadian Parliament. Mr. Alexander M'Neill, in moving the resolution that an address be voted, made a powerful and eloquent speech. He declared that the people of Canada gloried in the splendid composure and self-reliance which had been shown by England daring its recent difficulties with foreign power?* He referred to the message recently sent to Lord Salisbury by Mr. G. H. Reio', tha Premier of New South Wales, on behalf of the Government of the Australian ooloniss, and said that Canada wished the Australians to know that she was with them heart and hand, and that the British in every part of the empire were one people. ...
POULTRY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 14 February 1896
POULTRY NOTES. (agricultural gazette.)1 The receipt of recent American files hIiowS that the feeding of cut green bones is on the increase amongst leading poultry keepers,' This food is particularly advantageous where poultry are confined to pena, and in addition to the feeding value it aeBiats in the -work of digestion where sharp grit is scarce, which la1 sometimes the case on clayey soils. It must! always be borne in mind that the birds re quire something sharp and hard, euch as gravel to enable them to. digeBt their food, and grit has been very aptly described as ' hen'a teeth.'* Indigestion in the bird is tqually to b$ avoided aa in human beings ; a disordered stomaoh is the foundation of many of the; diseases ffcah is heir to. ? It ia very necessary to aee that birds are well fed during the moulting season, and that they' have, wherever possible, a free ran In grass paddocks. The sooner they are over the moult} ;the sooner will laying recommence, and that food whloh ia good fo...
THE EASTERN QUESTION CONDITION OF ARMENIA. INDESCRIBABLE SUFFERINGS. LONDON, February 6. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 14 February 1896
THE EASTERN QUESTION ?:Yi? CONDITION OF ARMENIA. 't '' /indescribable sufferings. ?f-~ - ' London, February 5. :~ -,' Letters received from Asia Minor give ' ~ terrible accounts of the sufferings of the 1 -7' 'Armenians. ;? ' At Erz8ronm, the capital of Armenia, '' ' ' and at Trebizond, on the Black Saa, the ''? distress existing among the Armenians, especially the women and children, is 6aid to be bevond description. All their means ,/ ' .? ? of livelihood have been destroyed, and they are literally starving. In the Bitlis district thousands of Armenians have been compelled to become ?' '» - Mohammedans as tha only means of ff- ~ gating their lives.
PARKES TO CONDOBOLIN RAILWAY. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 14 February 1896
PARKES TO GONDOBQUH RAILWAY. ? -^ ? The Minister for Works, Mr. J. H. .Young' has approved of tha acceptance of the tender of Messrs. Smith, FmlaysoB, and Timma for the construction of the first secton of the Parkes to Condobolin railway, at a cost of £19 615. The length of the section is 1828 Chains, or nearly 23 miles.' This price in cludes the formation of tbe line, supply of the sleepers, the construction of the bridges and culverts, erection of fences and cattle stops, and the laying of the rails, but it does not in clude the coBt of the rails and connections or the station buildings. The rails and connec tions are supplied by tbe Government. Mr. Voung Bays the heaviest items are the ' form ing ' of the line and the cost of the sleepers. The contractors whose tender have been ac cepted undertake to do the ' forming, &c,' ot the 1828 chains for £3 a chain. Two other Contractors offered to do this part of the work for £1 a chain, but for other partB of the work their pric...
TURF NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 14 February 1896
TURF MOTES. (By Atlas.) The 'Aurora Borealis' entertainment, which is being promoted in aid of the funds of the Albary Racing Club, will be held on Monday next, February 17, when it is hoped the public will muster in strong force, sn-J assist Messrs. Maoders and Roxburgh in their tfEjrts to put the club's finances on a sound footing. Mr. Jas. Brann. the secretary of the Chiltern Racing Club, notiflas that the dates for the hold ? ing of the annual race3 have been extended to the 27th and 28th March. The full programme will be found in another column. A liberal prize list has been framed, including the Chiltern Handicap of 30 sovs, Flying Handicap of 15 sovs , Hurdle Race of 15 sovs., Club Handicap of 10 sovs., and numerous other events for ponies, galloways, &a. Nominations for the Chiltern Handicap, Flyirjg Handicap, and Hurdle Race will be received by the secretary at Chiltern up to 9 pm on Thursday, March 19. Bob Ward, who was at one time in the employ of W. Curran, when ...