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Blampled. POTATO CROP. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 12 May 1914
Blampled. POTATO CROP. Potato digging has started here, but the yields are pour. The tubers aro very much affiictcd by grubs, aud on the whole the gathering of the crcp is most unsatisfactory to both employer and employe. However, much better results are anticipated Irom the Snow flake potato, which is a late variety, and has a much batter chance of escap ing the ravages of insect pests. HANDSOME PROFIT. The final meeting of the St. Patrick's Day Carnival Committee was held during last week. The secretary's statement and balance sheet were read and adopted. Tlicy showed the hand some profit of about ^70. This carnival has become very popular, and is looked up to as one of the straight est and best conducted meetings in the country. MUSHROOMS. There has been an abundance of mushrooms this season, and some exceptionally large baskets have been gathered.
DISTRICT NEWS. Allendale. TENNIS CLUB'S SOCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 12 May 1914
DISTRICT NEWS. (From Our Corrwpond«tB.) Allendale. TENNIS'CLUB'S SOCIAL. The annual ball of llic Allendale Tennis Club was held in Collins' Dramatic hall last Friday evening, the weather proving most propitious for the occasion and for lovt:rs of the light faDtastic. The hall had previously been tastefully decorated by tho ladies of the committee, and on the occasion presented a most pleasing and festive appearance, while the floor received equally careful attention, and left nothing to lie desired in that direction. Mr J. McDonald, as M.C., took charge charge of the arrangements from 8 p.m. onwards, contributing to the pleasure of all by the thoroughness and thoughtfulness with which he carried out his duties. Messrs Stevenson and S. Richardson contributed the music for the avening in their usual satisfac tory manner. Very nice refreshments were provided by the lady members and sympathisers of the club, and these were partaken of after midnight. Dancing was continued till 2 30, whe...
Mollongghip. HOSPITAL BENEFIT. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 12 May 1914
Mollongqhip. HOSPITAL BENEFIT. The concert and bull held in the local hall on Friday evening, in aid of the Creswick District Hospital, was very successful Had there nut been other entertainments within a lew miles the result would have better. Favored with a beautiful night, a large house assembled to hear one of the best con certs provided for some time. Mr T. Gushing (president of the hospital) in a very capable manner discharged the duties of chairman, and, during the interval, addresses were delivered by the president and Mr C. C Phillips, of Rocklyn, tendering thanks on behalf of the hospital committee. Compre hensive votes of thanks to the chair man, performers, accompaniste, and all who had so ably assisted in bringing about such a successful evening, were proposed by the hall president (Mr W. Clark), and seconded by Mr J. T. Drury (lion secretary). After the con cert a ball was held, and it was not until the magpie was carolling forth from the umbrageous eucalyptus, warn in...
Eganstown. PRESENTATION. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 12 May 1914
Eganstown. PRESENTATION. On Friday afternoon, at the State School, a very pleasant recognition of esteem was accorded by the childreu to Mrs Zillruan, who has had charge of the school I or some time, but is now retiring, to enjoy well-earned ease and rest (rom active teaching. With a very suitable speech Miss Quecnie Reher, ouc of the eldest of the scholars, pre sented Mrs Zilluian with a case of solid silver afternoon lea spoons and sugar tongs, as a token of the pupils' association of her services as their teacher, and amidst resounding cheers wished her success and happiness in her retirement. Mrs Zillman, who was surprised and greatly affected by the kindness thai had been shown her by the children, expressed with some emotion her tlianklul appreciation, and said that she neither deserved, nor had anticipated, anything that had been said concerning her, nor the haudsome present they had given to her. The pieasant little function was terminated by the giving o' more cheers for Mr...
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. VICTORIA STREET METHODIST CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 12 May 1914
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRA TION. ~r. VICTORIA STREET METHODIST CHURCH. Tho anniversary services m conncc-1 lion witli llic Vicloria sited Methodist I Church held oti Sunday were very successful from all points of view. They were conducted by the Rev. H. J. Ham, M.A., and the church authori ties are (o be congratulated on getting such a fiuc ptcachcr, his discourses being excellent. There were good congregations at each of the three services, and the singing was a special feature. At the morning service the choir gave the authem, " Conquering Kings," the solo parts being taken by Miss Malton and Mr J. I£. Cowling. Id the afternoon ."The King of Love My Shepherd Is" was well rendered, Miss Lettie Bowley singing the solo. Miss Mima Scott sang "How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings," and recited " The Slarless Crown," two items greatly ap preciated. Miss Faull sang "Rest for the IVeary" very nicely, and the offer tory anthem was "I'raise the Lord, Oh Jerusalem." The special anthem in the evening was "T...
CURIOUS OPTICAL ILLUSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 12 May 1914
CURIOUS OPTICAL ILLUSIONS. A/, curious optical illusion is some- I times soon as a motor-car passes, ill© | wheels of the moving vehicle appear ing for an instant to stop, or even £urn backward. In au investigation reported to the Royal Society, Fro. fessor A. Ma Hock- mounted a card board diso wit h spokes on u flywheel, '■ and when this was revolved so rapidly I that the sp'okos could not bo seen or 1 easily followed by the eye,- and a slight mechanical shock of almost any kind was given the observer, the spokes appeared almost stationary for a frac tion of a second. Shocks having this effect wero given -jn many ways, Mid; , as in tho contact of the (cot with tho ground as in walking, by tapping the cad or body, or oven by rapidly blinking the eyes. It was proved that tho appearances depend on . tht speed of tho rotation, the brightness of illumination, and to sumo degree on tho nature of tho shock. .The ex planation was offered that tho shock producer a -momentary toss''or variat...
LUCERNE AS A FERTILISER. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 12 May 1914
LUCERNE AS A FERTILISER. Socio interesting evidonoo wivh ro gavd Id tlio fertilising iniiuoneo upon the toil of bioomo, owr g tu ihv- capa city 01 thai plant- f..r alvwbmg free nitrogen from the iiinui&rdieji- ;md con veying it to ilt&lt;> so'l 'iiroV/'t •U» roots, is contributed bv .\ir. ji. .1 rob, of Milduru:— "Having; prevam-Iy had ml nop* of innk'.c by applicant-! ; t'»n» yard mainiiv. I Imvo thi> ;^uu luul one, if not tho . . u . :tu&lt;'tltrr tystem of treatin- :i\ . ;i u (.;im grew on an averng'; !> or iO ice: i/i h&lt; - It was tho lualtlnV-• ..n&lt;» «.i;i i;o.si j/rcji possible, and i»-'i « i! ) ghl ->t ot yellow leaf UiuK-ni a . ^ I'iio !&lt;ll&lt;w Jllg «ri> tJit* liH'l;, toi.r 111*11^ Wop , —in altering niy land I had .mm-mmi to plough uj> an ao:v uf land winch I had boon wider lur-rue 'cm- 1" y ar>. i Uefore that 1 giw.- barJe\ on ji. tho ground. refund :«> grow any more, and tlio la's; er...
ST. ANDREW'S SUNDAY SCHOOL. DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 12 May 1914
ST. ANDREW'S SUNDAY SCHOOL. —HI ■"■■■■ DISTRIBUTION OF FRIZES. Tim annual distribution of prizes in connection with St. Andrew's Presby terian Sunday school took place on ' bnday evening last, and took the form of an entertainment by the scholars and a codec supper,which proved most enpyablc. I lie chair was occupied by Rev Clias Robinson, B.A., and the school hall was well filled. The performance given by the children was very creditable, not only to themselves this n i! i°SU ° i,ad tu!oreci this work being carried out principally by Mrs Robinson, who also acted as acconipamsle during the evening, being relieved on a couple of occasions by Miss Kathleen Robinson. Kvery item was well received. The action songs were well carricd out, showing the careful training received. The programme was as follows:— Song, Stay Little Wave, Daisy Porter • liW? , n° R°0m in Heaven '&lt;* »' little Girl like me, Kathleen Caddy • chorus. The Wanderers, four little girls ; chorus, How would you...
CROSS-BREEDING HORSES. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 12 May 1914
CROSS-BREEDING HORSES. Hie New iioulii""Wales"Stick Dep.ir£ mont makes in its last, annual report n vigorous attack on tho system so pro latent of cross-brooding horses. It points out tlmt breeders wlio do that, art) not content to oonfiuo their work to tho animals tiioj koop about their own farms, but they seud representa tives of theso crossos to tlio saleyards nnd tho shows as studs. Tho result is a collection- of ugly brutesi with fow good points and no merits worth both ering about. Tho report deprecates tho practico of crossing light and heavy horses of various breeds in order to get good hacks. Tho hack might bo right enough in some cases, but when tho males aio kept as stallions tho evil is perpetuated. This is sound dootriue. It cannot he gainsaid. Every au thority in tho world who is worth lis tening to condemns it unflinchingly. Yet in New South Wales, from wlienco this sensible roporfc emanates, there is tho spectacle of two stud farms belong ing to tho Government breedi...
ENSILAGE MAKING THE BEST WEED-KILLER. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 12 May 1914
ENSILAGE MAKING THE BEST WEED-KILLER. Of all the vegetation pests that are antagonistic to profitable grmn grow ing, it is almost invariably agreed that wild oats is tho very worst. •'Almost" is used advisedly," as thoro aro vot thoso who favour the letting of the wild oats grow during the grass rota tion period as freely as ihey will for tho feeding of tho stoek. This weedy stuff, of course, is turned under after 6©Ming at fallowing time, but this, even admitting that wild oats furnishes good feed, is pronounccd by tho most experienced man us a fallacy. To endeavour to kill wild oats by plough ing thein und?r, onco they havo at tained tli© seeding stages lias been •proved to-bo not only lutile, but ono of 'tho greatest evils wherever prac tised. Wild oats, it is found, can only bo killed by ploughing them un der iu tho green stage, immediately af ter sprouting, or harvesting them be fore seeding. "As a means of clean ing the land," remarked ono farmer to "Tho Leader" agricultural r...
POULTRY FEEDING—VARIOUS METHODS. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 12 May 1914
POULTRY FEEDING-VARIOUS - - 'METHODS. The (jiuMinn of l(_•«&lt;!iiiii i-, on all lutns with lliat of hoiiMtij;; thoio ar many different methods and system^, .dl "t which have their axiom Mip jkm'.•'t•' and opponents. U remind' Hi' tho provorh • -"One mini's meat u jimther man\> poison.'' us in the ii:,iur of housing, it is impo^ihlo lor a inn! and last- mlo h, (..» laid down Jiii a .system oi KMXlin^ uhieh shall h«j &lt;-iiially snitahlo tor all plao"s ami i !in atc.s. The diet suitable tor a per son living in, say, Kiji, would imi be tho nut.^t- suitable tor sonio olio in the Antarctic region-. and tho same roa? >niu^ applies to our leathend iritv.d*v. Ot voui'M', tho diet woi:id povsihlv sustain lilo in hot h the ,raph:eal extremes just mentioned, in.l in treating ot' 1 ho 1e»diii;T, ol' tonU wv do not ni« rely want- to Jetd th-'in in ' >r to l.,ep lhi in alivo, hut -n tha; the be-*t ivtuni m tin- shape ..I may hi* had t r&lt;>m t In-m . U >o...
DRIED VEGETABLES AND GRAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 12 May 1914
DRIED VEGETABLES V\ND GRAIN. "While dried fruits have ln»s h.^n familiar articles of food, the process j» now applied with Miccess, especially it|^ Germauy, to sucli fresh vegetables as .potatoes, beets, and green and to grain of all kinds. A writer in the Revue Sciontiliquo attributes the ureM popularity of dried vegetables .in &lt;«'&lt;• v many to the high price of meat, v.lili-h mahes it pay to food stock with Ionian of this kind", to.the moisture of the cli mate, which interferes with th&lt;» crop in its fresh state, and in the ex istence or' great stretcher of sandy .soil, "whero Buflieiout roots may be grown in 0110 spot to aupply u factory.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 15 May 1914
Announoomonta CItESWICK. KINGSTON & ASCOT COURSING CLUB. HARE DRIVE, All persons interested in the above club arc cordially invited to take part in 1 a HAKE DRIVE on SATURDAY MORNING NEXT, commencing at 10 o'clock, at "Snizort," when the hare# will be driven from the open into the wire-netted enclosure. Luncheon Pro vided. A. L. NASE, President. J. OXLEY, Secretary. METHODIST CHURCHES. Services sunday next, a* follows :— Victoria Street—11 a.m., MrTinnoy;7 p.m., Mr King. North Creawiek—11 a.m., Rev. G. W. Harrison; 7 p.m., Mr lletherington. Springmount—JJ p.m., MrTinney. Kingston—11 a.m., MrCaasell; 7 p.m.', Mr Johannsen. Broomlield—7 p.m., Mr Pike. Allendale—7 p.m., Mr Brenton. NowJyn—It a.m., Mr Brenton; 7 p.m., Rov. G. W. Harrison. ' Clark'a Hill—3 p.m., Rev. G. W. Harrison. Smeaton—3 p.m., Mr Brenton. NEWL L,YN METHODIST CIIUKCU. A GRAND^CONCERT Will be held in the Newlyn Methodist Church on MONDAY, 18th INST. Programme by Miss Trompf'a Con cert Party, liallurat. Admissi...
PROPERTY SALES. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 15 May 1914
PROPERTY SALES. •l: Joliu T. Sloan and Co. have, duriug this week, conducted three successful sales-of household furniture, etc., at Clunes, on account ol Messrs I1'. J. Miles (who is leaving for Geelong), W. Patterson and W. Harris. At each sale there was a good attendance of buyers, and complete clearance was effected at very satisfactory prices.
MARKETS. BALLARAT STOCK SALES. Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 15 May 1914
MARKETS. rtr— ballarat stock sales. Tuesday. Kat cattle: 167 head cauie to hand for to day's sales, about 011c third u( which consisted of quality ranging from good to prime. The balance was principally middling and useful descriptions, with about 25 simply stores. There was a full attendance of the trade, consequently throughout the sales ' competition, especially for quality, ruled very brisk, last week's highest values being fully maintained, closing firm. Quotations:— Prime pens bullocks, £13 to/ to £\.\ 10/; extra, £1$ to/ to j£\6 is/; good, £12 10 jC'3> useful, pClo 10/ to ;£ii to/; prime pens cows, £iu to £11; extra, £11 10/to £12 7/0; good, £8 10/ to £t) 10/; useful, / 7 101 to ^8 10/ Calves: 12 penned, chiefly useful descriptions. For quality, a keen demand ruled; best selling to 69/, Sheep: 4000 was the number penned for to day's sales, consisting principally of quality ranging from useful to good, a fair proportion prime, remainder middling sorts and ewes in lamb. Ther...
PREVENTION OF DOPING. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 15 May 1914
PREVENTION OK DOPING. A special meeting of the National Coursing Club was held in Melbourne on Monday to consider the report ol the sub committee appointed at the annual meeting to report upon the practice of doping dogs. Mr A. L. Nasi;, as chairman of the sub-com tniltce, submitted the following rc commendations: — 1. Any person . or persona proved to have been implicated in administer ing or attempting to administer drugs, either internally or by hypodermic process, or other methods, may be disqualified for life or for such periods as may be determined by the stewards (the disqualification may also be made to apply to the dog), 2. Non alcoholic stimulantsmay be administered at any period provided the nature thereof is known to and •auctioned by an official of the meet ing and administered in his presence. This rule shall come into operation 1 from the time the dogs or dog arc ' taken under the supervision of the ollicials. 1 3. In the ease of alcoholic stimu i lanOs, none may be g...