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Turnip Manuring Experiments. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 15 January 1908
a Turnip Manuring Experiments. }y/t ..TumlP8 are not grown to any extent In Victoria as feed for stock. In Nev. Zealand, on the other hand, turnips are extensively; crown, and are recognised as one of the best crops for fattening purposes. Uke rape, the growing of turnips, la most districts, at all events, , Will eventually be taken up by termers who are sheepbreeders. It will be or Interest; therefore, to give some particu ? Jars from ..??»'?? bulletin by Professor Wright, Issued hy the West of Scotland. ? Agricultural College, In which are given the .results of his experiments with fer Tfuteers In turnip cultivation. . ;-': ?i«MSnlnlrer^iani^j:*ota*ih ^manure? salt, ana xnuriaSe of potash} applied in autumn and applied In spring. , ? ' 3 To compare the efficacy of these three potash 'manures With' each other, whether applied Jn autumn or spring. - 4 To compare the efficacy of the two pbospbatlc manures, superphosphate and basic slag, with each other, whether applied In autumn or i...
A SEAT FOR THE HARROW. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 15 January 1908
A SEAT FOR THE HARROW In order to put In a. crop of any kind in good, shape, it to necessary to have good tools. The finer the soil is pul verised the better shape It ?will he in tor seeding. Ftor this purpose 1 have found a fine, steel lever, spike-tooth harrow an excellent Implement; and to make it more effective I have constructed a seat on which to ride. This makes It easy work for me, and my team handles the barrow with perfect ease. By slanting the teeth back with the levers, one or two notches, the harrow does not dog, and the ground Is cut up much finer and deeper by my weight on the seat. The. accompanying llluBtratfcnEtow, the seat, which is made from apiece of lia^wooai^airo^^^^i^^-bo^'is bolted to a couple of 2 x,S In. pieces long- enough to reach across the three pieces In the harrow frame. At each end of the 2 x 3 in. pieces. 1b a 61n. bolt with the burr removed. These bolts hold the seat in place on the harrow. At the front end of the 2x3 crosspleces a piece of wire s...
FARM AND FIELD. Progress is Wheat-Growing. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 15 January 1908
FARM AND FIELD. Progress Is Wteat-Groirtiu'. Speaking at a recent meeting of far men fit Georgetown, South Australia. Professor distance said that a great Improvement bad been made In the method of .growing wheat elnce the ?Umjp— more than 20 years ago— wben he wag laughed at by farmers for. using a flril] with superphosphate and told to put bis drill In . the . museum. Be compli mented the farmers upon the progress made; he believed that better cultiva tion, the' use of the drill, and more care In the selection of seed wheat had an -equal sharer with the use of superpbos ? Jthate In the larger yields now obtained. The first point to be noticed was the mechanical condition of the soil before sowing. A good tilth was requisite of the young plant was to- extend its root lets and flourish. The next essential was a sufficient supply of food for the , young1 and growing plant. A good wheat . crop could only be grown when' the land was In such condition that the. plant could get all the f...
Potatoes and Manure. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 15 January 1908
Potatoes and Manure. In discussing the subject of potatoes and manure, which Is attracting a. good deal of attention In potato-growing dis tricts, an American journal points out that experiments show the Importance of ?- balancing the various plant foods for both haulm and tuber- Potatoes are one of the. best of all crops, and are also among the standard articles of food. So familiar are farmers with the growing of potatoes that they have been content to nut them Into the erround with a single' manuring and good cultivation, ? . trusting to chance for a 'favorable sea Bon and proficiency of the manure (or a. bountiful harvest. ' But the potato, like everything else, has its choice of foods. ,: There te'a tlnKrW Its cultivation when even manure will not make a good crop of potatoes. That is owing to the qua 4lty.aiid' condition 'of the manure. An application of. fresh manure may Injure /the tubers. It must be well and tho ^' roughly' rotted, In -toe condition, and - carefully applied...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 15 January 1908
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 15 January 1908
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COATING THE FILL. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 15 January 1908
COATING THE FILL. 1 If we want lo educate that sturdy, stolid, unresponsive thing, tbe British public, a scheme has to be mildly, dilu ted wltb pleasure, masked l-y lirilliaut pictures, like the bitter jilll we bide in our children's jam. We have com pulsory schooling, of course, hut. ns a nation, we arc not, aud do uot want to br ' -educated.— 'Bystauder.'
TAXES TOLD IN CALCUTTA. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 15 January 1908
TALES TOLD IN CALCUTTA. ? ^ A Calcutta correspondent of the 'Lm- pire' states that he and a frleud lnmicil with a couple of dogs near Saiigor Island and flushed a tiger in a strip of narrpvs'jungle; The two dogs— oue ';-n jjariau and, the ..other a, fox-terrier— irpmptly . gbve -chase. 'aad~ the rjelnark able' sight 'was seen for some lime uis tance of the monarch of tbe jungle bounding away pursuedby a couple of ?-'. dogs' as. though he were a hare. An-. ! other correspondentof, rhe same j«|ier i^f^i4e^bU^^hJ^e(|iofl8, of ,-.n. ?-,:-? jWrpolse which be oueesui'priEea in the ? act of flshlng'' for -sprats. ?Its modus , operandl was to He close into the shore and send rip spbots of water. This alarmed the small flsb. which swam but in crowds - from the 'bank, and were promptly, devoured. The porpoise, wap*-'.-.'. in ordinary, 'blnnt-jiosed porpoise. TheT^ 'Pioneer Mall,' quoting- JJiese stories, V heads them ''fales-Iiold -4« Calcutta.' :- '??*
OVERWORKED DOCTORS. STRAIN OF A MODERN PRACTICE. PATIENTS' RISKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 15 January 1908
OVERWORKED DOCTORS. STRAIN OF A MODERN PRACTICE. PATIENTS' RISKS. Discussing the death of Mr nouert Fltzroy Benham, the well-known West End surgeon, whose health broke down some time ago owing to want of rest, an eminent physician remarked yester day (6th November):— 'The modern doctor's faculties arc, without doubt, often strained to break ing point A great «urgeon, for in stance, with a series of ' delicate and dangerous operations to perform, is upon a mental 'rack' the whole time. Then take the case of the less distin guished practitioner. With many 'night-calls' (made in all weathers) and a heavy round of patients, he is In con stant danger of a physical breakdown. The successive strain upon a medical man lies in this fact. 'A heavy, brain-fagging responsi bility is always upon hltn. His mental powers need to be perpetually at their best. In dealing with a dangerous case, he realises that his patient's life is In his hands. And it is this knowledge, . coupled with frequent slee...
CHURCH SIEGE. BAILIFF'S FORCES HELD AT DOORS BROKEN OPEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 15 January 1908
CHUBCH SIEGE. BAILIFF'S FOBCES HELD AT BaY. DOOBS BROKEN OPEN. There was an amusing sequel on 31st October to tbe dispute in regard to tbe non-payment of rates, Amounting to ,,.. X16, between , toe Baddlngtqn BorougW.frn ^ moved. Contrary to JJSiiaT procedure. T ;. the 'man in possession' did not sleep '- ? upon tbe premises on tbe previous night. When be arrived yesterday morning at about breakfast time tbe caretaker re fused him admittance, and for three hours be, with bis tbree men and a vau, stood outside knocking for admission. Lunch-time arrived, and as it was known tbat half a dozen electricians were at work inside tbe building who would be coming out to lunch, tbe bailiff supplemented bis forces and placed n man at eacb of ttiu eight doors which give admittance to (hu church. Orders were given that instnutly a door was opened the watcher was lo slip Ills foot In and shout for help. This move was frustrated, however, for the elec tricians, entering Into Hie joUe, decided to l...
PROFESSOR HUXLEY. HIS HOME LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 15 January 1908
PROFESSOR HUXLEY. HIS HOME LIFE. The Hon. John Collier contributes to tu: 'K. P. A. Annual' some notes on 'The Home Life' of the Istte Professor Huxley. Mr Collier is a son-in-law of Huxley, and for some time lived TdtU the .JXamily, and lie therefqre; speaks Trtth some authority;. ftlr^Gollier .Bayai: 'V'The :^Hi#g ^eWt^ypuWlsuiSJgu'lir i Mr-^nird&iiaeyJs tMeM aflB^tlie^ have ehown /what a rich fund of liunior lie possessed. ' Tuis humor* pervaded the whole of his family life; he was constantly laughing and joking with hie wife and children. All bis friends know how admirable he was as a hus band and a father; but I wish to insist that, in spite of his high Ideals and rigid sense of duty, there was nothing aus tere in his demeanor to those he loved.' His daughters were wont to 'chaff' him a good deal, and Huxley used to say that if he were not henpecked be was at any rate chickenpecked— which ?was worse. THE BITER BIT. Like the rest of the family, Mr Collier was quite accus...
SLEEPING SICKNESS. SCHEME FOR CENTRAL AFRICA. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 15 January 1908
SLEEPING SICKNESS.* SCHEME FOR CENTRAL AFRICA. Another chapter in the romance of Central Africa (writes the 'Westminster Gazette') is begun now that the Govern ment has adopted the scheme recom mended by the Commissioner of Ugandi for dealing with the terrible scourge of sleeping sickness in that Protectorate, and that the expenditure of the neces sary funds has been authorised by the (Treasury. The disease has sorely puz zled students of tropical pathology dur ing the last hundred years, and Its welrdness and dreadful fatality Invest it with peculiar Interest. In a special interview with a 'Westminster Gazette' representative, a distinguished member of one of the schools of tropical medi cine engaged In the work of examining and defining. the various disease-germs of the tropics imparted some details of the plan of campaign about to be opened on the shores of Lake Victoria. . 'It is much too early as yet,' he eald, 'to talk about the suppression of the disease; but there is certain...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 15 January 1908
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CARICATURE ELECTIONS. ENGLISH MAJORITIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 15 January 1908
: CARICATURE ELECTIONS. ' ENGLISH MAJORITIES. The election of Mayor, which takes place in ' every English town, haB been grossly caricatured in many out-of-the-way corners of the coun try. At one time there was a Mayor of Garrat, in Wandsworth, who was known as ' the Parliamentary repre sentative out of doors.' There were two candidates for the honor in 1747, who went to the poll under I the names' of Squire Blowmedown I and ' Squire Gubbins. In 1761 there I .were nine candidates, and . Foote, ) who had paid nine guineas for a win dow, was there to see the fun, and afterwards used his experience in a Hayniarket farce which caught on immensely. ??; The; iwo jnost popular candidates were a . knock-kneed 4 warf, :who' ? dealt '-4n JSecond1*^^ ;'; iwjjgs; 'seaA and his' opponent, a dwarfish muffln 'seiler, known as ' Sir Harry Dims dale.' ' ' ' THE RIGHT HON. SIR WILLIAM BULLOCK.' At Worston, a Lancashire hamlet at the foot of Peddle Hill, a mock mayor was ' elected for many years, aud ...
THE DAT OF THE DEAD. £12,000 IN WREATHS. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 15 January 1908
THE DAT OF THE DEAD. £12.000 IN WREATHS. The Paris 'Dally Mall' writes on 1st November:— Paris to-day wore the aspect of a huge 'flower garden, for crowds on foot, in cabs, and in all kinds of vehicles car ried great wreaths of many-hued chrys anthemums, lilies of the valley, rosea, and other beautiful flowers. All were bound for the cemeteries to visit the tombs of departed friends and relatives, which were lavishly bedecked with floral tributes. To-morrow (Saturday) is the Day of the Dead, but as to-day (All Saints' Day) was a public holiday, the Parisians, according to their usual cus tom, proceeded in scores of thousands to the cemeteries. Probably in no other European city Is the cult of the dead carried to such a degree as in Paris, and ft was touching to see the large number of people who thought on this day of recreation of ttielr departed friends. All day long the burial-places were crowded. Ninety-two thousand people visited the worldre nowned cemetery of Pere-Lachalse. I ...