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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 4 June 1914
TREES AND TONICS. "L'llhistratioii," of Paris, recentlj gave some account or the successfu experiments which have been tried ii. the Injection of various drugs into tin sap of trees which are ailing fron. disease or exhaustion. In the case of some fruit-trees it was found that the root a, having become more exhausted than the aerial parts, were unable to supply a due proponi... nient from the soil. The trees seemed' in fact to be in need or a tonic, and per haps by natural reasoning sulphate o. fron suggested itself. It is said tha: the result of an injection of this cliem ical Into the sap of the nagging tree; was to renew their youth and vigo: and it was found especially useful It the treatment of chlorosis in vines. In order to ascertain the laws go verning the penetration of the liquid into tlie cells of the tree, M. Monryet rid. a Russian entomologist, injected colored fluids and noted their behavior, lie found that they never penetrated into the. old wood, but circulated ex cl...
WHY IS THIS SO? [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 4 June 1914
WHY IS TlHS SO ? A curious mystery is the tempon uneasiness of animals about 'an. hot before (lawn, no matter at what liou this occurs. - Children turn and inoar elderly people'.'awaken and turn ovty for another sleep, cocks crow, ■■dog?* become uneasy, and horses and, cattl' move about, for a short period, whe: stillness returns for a lime. What I I he cause ? ; Arc the animals'affected by somr magnetic wavo which precedes sur light an hour -or so, or is the habi one of hereditary passed down througl numberless generations from an orig inal wild slate, when an alertness just before daylight was necessary foi protection from enemies ? "Heard a new.one the other day,' wid a man, "and iiimy modest opln ion, IL's one of the best of its kind tha ever went the rounds. Horf it is: "What la tliree-somiths of chickej. two-thirds of cat, and one-half of goat? "I give it up;" ' - "Well, tlio answer is Chicago. 'Chi Is thren.pcvniiths of 'clilckon; *ca' f two-thirds of cat, and 'go' is one-hal...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 4 June 1914
SUBSCRIBE TO THE Great Advocate, ESTABLISHED 1889. " TBLEPHOHF ZLsTO IS. Published Every Thursday Morning*. Circulated entensively throughout the Shires of Poowoug and Jeetho, Phillip Island and Woolamai, \Voorayl (part.) and flranboumc (part). The Oldest Paper in South Gippsland. Subscription—j89 ci jS IZltl pS. Advertising Correspondence Charges Always Moderate I nvited. A. LITEiiAllY SULTLliMENT of an exceptionally high order of merit is issued each week with the G.S. ADVOCATE. A thrilling Serial of absorbing interest is one of the chief features. Subscription starts at anytime. OUB JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT IS OUR SPECIALITY. IT to have your Printing turned out "y Neatly. Every description of ConiniHrcial Printing neatly and promptly executed. All kinds of book work done on the premises Promoters of Entertainments requiring Printing, PoBters, Cards, and Programmes should Bond for . samples and prices. GANNON & CO., (M. I. Gannon, A. Jubatowitch), I'KOFKlETOJtS, Bridge Stre...
THE DEPTH OF THE FURR[?]W. [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 4 June 1914
THE DEPTH OF THE FURttu#. On eome farms all the plouiiliia |i done about the same dijiU, :rr« ipective of difference iu soil and ih( rarying conditions unJ.-r uiu j tin tperation is carried on. M'c l>oliev« Uiat on this account farmers some times (ail to secure the full benellt. Which would follow r. little more In telligent study of the matter. Where the furrow is turned at th lame_depth for a succession of sea ions,Especially if the ploughing In •hallow, the layer of soil immediate, ly below Is very upt to become solidl Bed by the tramping of the horse* feet and by the pressure of the plough rhis hardpan resists the movement o! •oil water, and is not easily workec through by the roots of the plants A ploughing of Increased depth will kreak up this hard layer, but if such t ploughing should be given just *' the time of sowing seed the soil turn »d up would not be in nearly as good shape to nourish a crop as would b« the case after the newly-worked mould Has been exposed to the w...
EVERY MAN, WOMAN, AND CHILD BOOKED. [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 4 June 1914
j EVERY MAN, WOMAN, AND CHILD BOOKt£D. The first thing that strikes the liberty-loving person when he settles clown in Berlin, or wen puts up at a boarding-house for a short stay, is the "Anmelilmigspflieht,' or duty ot re porting oneself to the police. Before he has been in the house many hours ho is presented with a printed form on which he is compelled to fill in all kinds of particulars about himself under penalty of a heavy fine and eventually imprisonment if he fails to do so, or if he writes down de tails which the police afterwards as certain to ho untrue. First of all the newcomer has to write down his full name, the exact date of his birthday, the name of the place in which he was born, and the nature of his occupation. Then he must state what his religion is, and if he believes in none at all he must duly enter himself as an infidel. Fur ther, he must state what his nation ality is, and whether he is in posses sion or a passport to prove his iden tity. These particulars a...
PATTERN FOR HANDSOME EVENING GOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 4 June 1914
PATTERN FOR HANDSOME EVENING GOWN. No later evening gown could be se cured than this. It may be made up in any ricn material according to the taste of the wearer. It represents "Everylady's Journal" pattern No. 177 —cut in small, medium and large sizes. This pattern may bo bought for ninepence from local pattern agents, agents, or will bo sent post free to any address if ninepence in stamps is sent to Dept. A, "Everyhuly's Jour nal," 376 Swanston-street, Melbourne. State number of pattern and size re quired. If a penny stamp is sent to above address, a 4 8-page catalogue will be sent to any reader who writes "Send free catalogue."
THE LAND OF TAXES. [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 4 June 1914
THE LAND OF TAXES. Everything in Japan is taxed. There are stamps on all bank cheques, and when you pay your bill .your receipt has a stamp. Every.'business is tax ed according to the amount of its vol ume, and every peddler, chauffeur, and jinriksha man pays a license. There is a tax on medicines, on sake and' liquors and on Japanese soy, the sauce which the people use with their food. All incomes pay taxes, and these grow with the amount of one's proper ty. There are about 8,000,000 famil ies in Japan, and all are expected to pay a certain percentage if they make more than £35 a year. There are, of course, taxes on lands, which now run from 3 per cent., upward to 17 per cent., according to the class of the land. There are inheritance taxes, mining .taxes, taxes on stock exchan ges, and the issue of bank-notes. There are customs duties on every thing imported, and there is a special tax on travellers, whether they go by steamboat, steam train, or an electric cdr. This tax depends o...
JOHN, LEE'S DREAM. [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 4 June 1914
JOHN > LEE'S DREAM. Sentenced to death for the murder of Einma Iveyse, lady-in-waiting to the late Queen Victoria, at Babbicombe, near Torquay, John Lee was brought out for execution in Exeter Gaol on February 25, 1885. Overnight Lee had dreamt that three attempts would be made to carry out the sentence, but that all "three would prove unsuccess ful, and his life be preserved. He re vealed this to Warder Bennett, who reported the circumstance to the go vernor of the prison. All possible pre caution was taken; but, nevertheless, Lee escaped the gallows. Everything having been made ready, Lee stood on the trap of the gallows, which had just recently been crected. The signal was given, and Berry, the executioner, pulled the lever—but the trap refused to fall! The faces of all present expressed be wilderment. Berry gave the lever an other feverish, pull, and the warders on either side stamped upon the trap; but it would not move. Lee was- then marched off, with the cap still over his...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 4 June 1914
WELSBACH THE WORLD'S BEST FOR COUNTRY LIGHTING. Air Gas Machines. The Welsbach Air Gas Ma chine Is so 6ilD pie that a child can work It with Impunity. Suitable for Lighting, Heat ing and Cook ing. We guar antee satisfac tion with all our Machines, and to prove this we will put a machine in for one month free of charge, and if not, suit able, will remove same free of all cost to you. Write for Catalogue. WELSBACH LIGHT COMPANY OF AUSTRALASIA LIMITED, '1R0 LONSPALjB ST., MELBOURNE. WON'T SHRINK WOOLLENS
Solemn Truth. [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 4 June 1914
Solemn Truth. "My efforts to keep a diary con vince me of one thing." "What's that?" "That there are mighty few days in the year on which a man does any thing really worth recording." Friendship can sometimes show its strength as much by the readiness with which it accepts benefits as by the freedom with which it gives them. It proves by this its confidence in the love of the other side.
BEWARE OF THE MOON. [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 4 June 1914
BEWARE OF THE MOON. "People laugh when we seamen talk if moonstroke," aald a sailor. "They :all it merely a superstition. But I snce had a moonstroke, and I tell you It 'waB no laughing matter. "In a lull moon, one niglit in the tropics, I fell asleep on deck. The moon shone directly on me, and for three hours I lay in a white pool ol moonlight. "Then, when they roused mo, I felt like a man in a dream. My mouth hung open, and I couldn't close it; my head lay over on the side and I could not hold it erect. "I could neither understand what people said to me, nor obev or&lt;l»ra. Voices I'd hear, far away, but they ■eemed meaningless, unpleasant. I was very drowsy. All I wanted wa« deep. "They worked on mo for two days, rubbing me down with cold water, And always after tliat I have beet careful never to sic?? whore tht • moon's ray3 could shine oa me. My moonstroke happened eight yo.irs age. but still at every full ?.noon I feel stn pid and drowsy, my head droops a little to on...
HEALTH PAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 4 June 1914
HEALTH PAYS. Health "pays." The man -who looki clean and well, who is iu a good trm per, who can bo relied on to wort well without breaking down, who lifti & box or sack without fainting, wIk ihows an objectionable visitor politely yet undeniably, to the door, who playi on Saturday, who doesn't tolerate un sportsmanlike conduct—this Is th&lt; clerk, and later on the partner, thai the rich man wants. We need no' lose sight of the ideal. But we caj ■ safely promise that fitness Is proflUtblf - - financially. "Well, Mfcr r,- what did they s.\y t fou at your Maidservants' Guild thh evening?" "They said, mum, ar. 1 wnrol U give you warnin' a> IV 'intended. • ' was to look or you a* my thorn MJ Wr w'tk tml'
SIZE OF POTATO CUTTINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 4 June 1914
SIZE OF POTATO CUTTINGS. Many potato growers cut tubers In to pieces containing one, two'or more eyes, laying greater stress on the num ber of eyes than on the size of the cutting. Extensive experiments at the Indiana station and elsewhere prove that of the two factors, number of evei and weight of pieces, the latter Is the more Important. Whether it has one or many eyes It Is important that the seed piece be heavy enough to furnish abundant nutriment to the shoot* wliich spring from It A single ev« may give rise to several stalks, foreacl eye is a compound bud, or cluster ol buds. In one series of experiment! It was found that tho number of stalk# growing In a hill was less dependenl on the number of eyes than on the size of the seed piece, whether cut o; entire. After numerous experiment! touching on almost every aspect oJ this subject the investigator advised that tubers be cut so as to make each piece of a consistent size or weight whatever the number of eyes tha1 -might fall to...
Rules for Hotel. POLICE ISSUE NOTICES. CO OPERATION SOUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 11 June 1914
Rules for Hotel. POLICE ISSUE NOTICES. I CO 0P£ R \T10N SOUGHT. Within the next few days cus tomers of hotels will be interested in leading a new notice that is to be' posted on licensed premises. It will show what may or may not be done by hotelkeepers. The otice has been issued by the Chief Commissioner of Police, with the approval of the president and secretary of the Licensed Victuallers' Association, at the suggestion of some of the members. It re ids as follows:— Only sober, reputable persons w ho comport themselves respectably have the right 0/ access to these premises. The licensee or his servant or any constable can cject or arrest any person who on the premises commits any of the following offenc s :— 1. Uses threatening, obsteoe, in dicent or profane language, or be haves in° an intuiting or iniecent manner. 2. The licensee must not permit hieve3, immoral women, or any person of known bad character and repute to fnquent or remain on his premises, and he must not supply or...
A Farewell Supper. [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 11 June 1914
A Farewell Supper. On the retirement of a rich manu ftcturer, who had been conslatently stfagy In hlsbuainegg career, his work men presented him with an illumina ted address, smartly designed by one of their number. lie was obviously touched by the gift, and acknowledged it in a neat UtUa speech. "But there's one thing ahont It I can't quite understand," he- added. "What does .that little sketch In the corner represent?" , "That's a picture of yon giving your workmen a supper," the artist explain •d. "But I never did such a thing In mj life!" / "I know that, air, and.my mates •aid you never would; but I thought I'd rut it In. Just to give you a sport in' chance ef provin' 'em all wrong!" The chance was taken, and the fare well supper was a great success.
How He Managed It. [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 11 June 1914
- How He Managed It "Now, guard," said Mr.. Pllklngton, "rememtfer, if I have this carriage all to myself for the whole Journey, you will receive half-a-crown from me." "Very 'good, sir," said the guard; and h# locked tfee door and went to his Tin 'to thinK out how he would inve«t! the half-ci'own when he got it. All'went well till they got to a sta tion about the middle of the Journey, and thaa an iraMible old gentleman pulled at the door of Pilklngton's car riage aglf he ware pulling for a prize in a tng-of-war. : "Guard! guard!" he roared; "open this-doojr. I know your tricks,'and I won't, countenance 'em. I've got the right to travel In this carriage, and I meanfto do it!" The guard hurried up and whispered • fewiwords to the Irascible gentleman, who at once went quietly away to seek teem'elsewhere. "How did you manage -It?" Pilking tos a'sked the guard at the end of the Journey, aa he pressed the promised half-crown Into his" hand. "How did you manage to get that bad-tempered c...
FUNNY SCENE ON AN OMNIBUS. [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 11 June 1914
FUNNY SCENE ON AN OMNIBUS. Rather a risky substitute for a bat tlefield is the top of an omnibus, but there have been not a few Homeric struggles on "imperiales," as they are termed in Paris. The latest adventure, says the Paris ci rrespondent of the "Daily Tele graph," of the sort owed its origin to a very comical mistake. At a parti cular Parisian office there ascended to the summit of one of these vehicles au individual of very comfortable di mensions, who was speedily immersed in the study of his newspaper, a pretty and well-dressed woman, many years his junior, and au elderly man, who looked like a retired officer. The omnibus had hardly started when the old beau began to cast glances ex pressive of intense admiration at his fair neighbor, and although he re ceived no encouragement he contin ued his attempt to get up a flirtation with her quite unabashed. Suddenly the lady rose to her feet, at the im minent risk of toppling over, and screamed out, "You ruffian! Not con tent wit...
Considerate. [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 11 June 1914
-Considerate. Mr. Harahltter s claim to a seat on the local council rested chiefly on what be called "the gross incompetence and criminal extravagance" of the present body. Individually and collectively, Hardhltter ruthlessly exposed their failings, but in spite ot this he failed to win the seat! Worse, infinitely worse, one of his oldest friends deserted, and voted for the other side at the last moment. "Hoy? was it, John?" asked the dis appointed -candidate, more in sorrow than in angsj. „-*£Why did you vote against me?" " "Because," responded John, "I thlnBs a deal too ptfic&aTOot ye to send ye amang «ich; i dishonest set o' rascals as ye've proved them other fellers to be!" . i
TO A BIRD. (Lines suggested by seeing one on a lady's hat in church.) [Newspaper Article] — Great Southern Advocate — 11 June 1914
T.O A BIRD. (Lines suggested by seeing one on a lady's hat in church.) 'Cruel the art, Poor bird, that killed and'placed you there, To form a part Of yonder lady's plumage rare! Who will consent That she, who hither came to pray, Has a heart as innocent As yours was in its gladsome day? And who can tell If the praise she offers in this throng Is as acceptable As once ascended with your song? Whatever land Claimed your nativity, there The same kind Hand Created you, that did this lady fair. Throughout your days Your little throat was made and meant To sing God's praise, Unharmed, a harmless instrument. And the religion that Would take your pretty form and pin It to a lady's hat May point to Heaven—but ne'er enter in.