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A COMPLAINT FROM THE CANN. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
A COMPLAINT FROM THE CANN. Between the valley of the Cann River in East Gippsland and the New South Wales Border there are said to be many thou.ande of acres of extremely fertile Crown lands, not reserved for timber purposes, which would be readily taken up but for the fact that all applications are blocked by the Lands department with the stereotyped reply that " the land is not available for application." Writing to a friend in Melbourne, Mr U. Cain, hon. secretary of thie Cane Rtiver Progress Association, ivbo is a settler of some years' standing, com plains bitterly of the inactivity of the department. He says, " We are com pletely cut oil fromn the outside world. We are 70 miles distant from a railway station, and have no roads worth speak ing of. The Orbost shire council has no money to make roads, because there are very few ratepayers in that portion of the shire, and the Government won't let the people on land so that they may become ratepayers and wealth producers " Mr Cain...
SCOTCHED. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
SCOTCHED. (By P. A. FOWLER.) We met suddenly at the garden gate. "Hello, Jerry I' said Rowena, "what a; frightful hurry you're in!" I drew her into the shadow of the wall. She had been treating me very liipaniVly for some time, and 1 felt that now was the opportunity to show her the danger of playing fast and loose with such a capture as myself. SlIush! " I whispered warningly. "Are we alone?" Rowena shaded her eyes and peered anxiously up and down the path. "It's all right," she said, with a saga of relief. 'There's no one about cx cept M\cGregor, and hie won't split." I lookeld doubtfslly at the little I h erdeen terrier in-r charge of her. "I don't know," 1 said, "I can't i-elp thinking you plaitc too much contlfitence in McGregor. I mistrust him. To me lhe has all the appearance of a tale beareor." "Copyright in the U.S.A. !" the murmured admirinily. "But w'hat's the mystery, Jerry?" ''You mulst promise not .0 sct'ali, Rowena. Now, look at me very tc se ly. Do you see anything s...
AGRICULTURAL ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
AGRICULTURAL ITEMS. The Derbyshire Gritstone sheep is much bigger in frame than the ordin ary hll black-faced race which is found farther north. It is reputed to be One of the oldest in the British Isles, and although documentary evidence is not as vet fortheoming to prove this claim, tradition suggests that from time immemorial this sheop has existed where it is found to-day. The Dartmoor sheep is another of the numorous ovine tribes to which English farming owes much. Such a tihng as a general purpose breed of sheep is an mnpossibility, and it is to the native races that farmers owe much of their prosperity for they ad apt thliemselves with a minimum loss to conditions to which other breeds are alien., One of tihe best known herbs in or dinary pasture land is the dandelion, which is very partial to dry and sandy meadows. When the fruiting stage of this herb is reached, the scales which protect that portion of the plant bend back and allow the wind to spread the seed far and wide. ...
THE TIDES High water at Marlo and Coman. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
THE TIDES High water at Mario and Comnan. Friday, June 26, 10.50 a.m. 10.27 p.m. Saturday, ,, 27, 11.36 ,, 11 56 ,, Sunday, ,, 28, - ,, 12.16 ,, Monday, ,, 29, 12.34. ,, 12 53 ,, Tuesday, ,, 30, 1.11 ,, 1.29 ,, Wednes. July, 1, 1.47 ,, 2.6 Thursday, ,, 2, 2.26 ,, 2.47 ,, Friday, ,, 3, 3.9 ,, 3 33 ,, Saturday, ,, 4, 3.59 ,, 4 29 ,, Sunday, ,, 5, 5.5 ,, 5.41 ,, Monday, ,, 6, 6.23 ,, 7.8 ,, Tuesday, ,,. 7, 7.52 ,, S.33 ,, Wednesday,, 8, 0.9 ,, 9.41-,, Thursday ,, 9, 10.9 ,, 10.t1 ~ These times may vary according to weather conditions, westerly winds causing the tides to hold up later,
RAILWAY DEPUTATION REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
RAILWAY DEPUTATION REPORT. In reference to the matter of publish ing the report of the deputation to the Minister of Railways, in regard to the proposed abolition of the Railway Lands Acquisition Act, which was mentioned in last issue, the shire secretary has sent the following letter to the President of the Tambo Shire: "Sir,-I have the honor to inform you that shortly after the recent d.puta tion to the Minister of Railways, agita ting for the abolition of the Railway Lands Acquisition Act, it was suggested by the Hon. J. Cameron, M.b.A., that the shorthand notes of the deputation be printed and forwarded to Members of both State Houses and to Councils in terested. The umatter was discussed by my council together with the subj ct of costs. As your council had incurred the expense of arrangingthe deputafion and forwarding circulars to the various shires, it was thought only fair that the Orbost Shire, being equally interested, should bear the cost of printing the shorthand notes in...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
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FEDERAL ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
FEDERAL ELECTIONS. 'The local correspondent of The Age reports that MIr Wise, Independent Liberal .candidate for Gippslahind; ad dressed a large 'And., enthusiastic audienco at Bruthen on Monday night, where he opened his campaign. Cr Price, president of the Tambno shire, presided. The Candidtte denounced the Fusion Governmenit foi its action in causing a dissolution, and said it had had. repeated cliances to pass non party measures, suieli as a uniform in solvency law, a marriage anid divorce law; the developmient of -Papua, etc. It preferred, ho~wnever; to do nothing. Hle favored elective Miinistries as the cure. for. the curse of party Govern ment.? He supported the initiative veforendilmi, pirefrential voting and ellectiveprotection. He condeminned the present system of selection of Parlia inentary candidates. lie would not criticise the action of the Governor General regarding the dissolution, but people were entitled to know the reason for granting it. The action of the Govern...
MINING DISCOVERY ON THE WINGAN [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
MINING DISCOVERY ON THE SWINGAN Mr E. McMillan, who arrived in Orbost yesterday, reports the dis covery of a gold-bearing reef froni 2ft Gin to 5ft wide at about six miles to the south-west of Wingan bridge, on the main Orbost-Genoa road. The reef is in the same belt of country as those found by Messrs Brown Bros.i but is nearer to the contact of the gtaiiitc with the sandstone. The now find shows a reef well defined, and can be traced along the surface for G00ft. Mr McMillan is of opinion that there will be some good reefs found further to south-west, towards the Muller River, in at belt of kindly looking country, consisting of slate and sandstone. It would be wise for the Goveri ument to send into this district a well equipped prospecting party to work say from the Drummer. Mfountain south to 1it. Everard and thoen east towards Mallacoota . There is a chance of alluvial gold being found beti?eon the Miiuller. River and the Wmganix;'i tht. i ou?ointis well worth prospeting; but it-...
RAPE AS A FODDER PLANT. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
RAPE AS A FODDER PLANT. On both'farm and station the area under rape is each year being increas Sed, as it is rightly recognised as one of our best fodder plants for lamb-fat tening, and until lucerne js more gen erally used than it is at present, rape will continue to be extensively grown. Like several of the Brassica family, rape is said to have sprung from a roadside weed, and no doubt its pre sent high state of development is duo largely to selection. The rape plant has been grown in Great Britain for centuries, and has always been prized as a sheep fedder plant. It is in many ways allied to the swede turmnp, except that it expends its growth in the mak ing of leaf; whereas swede turnips pro duce both root and leaf. Rape under favorable circumstances and conditions will give a larger crop in a minimum time than most fodder plants, with, of course, the exception of lucerne; but the fomer requires that the soil should be in good condition and well cultii'atnd to ensure a profitabl...
A GOOD REASON. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
A GOOD REASON. An English officer, whose ship was statioped off the coast of Ceylon, went for a day's shooting, accompanied by a native servant. Coming to a par ticularly inviting river, the officer re solved to have a bathe, and asked the native to show him a place where there were no alligators. The native took him to a pool close to the estuary. The officer enjoyed his swim, and while drying himself asked the native why there were never any alligators in that pool. "Because, sah," replied the guide, "'they plenty 'fraid. of shark!?' The teacher was instructing the youngsters in natural history. " Can any little boy or girl," said she, "tell me what an oyster is?" "I know, Miss Mary! I know! An oyster," triuinphantly announced. Jimmy, "is a fish built like a nut."
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMOR. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMOR. "A sense of humour in men and wo men serves as a shield between them and the cares and responsibilities of life." This remark was made recently by Miss Graveson in a lecture she gave before the Child Study Society in Lon don. As she was speaking about chil dren, she added the equally wise re mark:-" As children know nothing of one they have neither need nor know ledge of the other." Humor is nei ther an anaesthetic nor a hypnotic, but it is one of the great collision pads of human life, and does a great deal to soften the more violent effects of the work-a-day world. Its psychology is still rather obscure, and it is not one of those phenomena that lends itself to laboratory measurement like perception of colors or quickness in appreciation of pain or pleasure or sensitiveness to heat or cold. So for the present no mathe matical unit has been worked out either for wit or humour. Nevertheless, it is an undoubted fact that humour is an excellent psychological drug ...
GROWING WINTER GREEN. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
GROWING WINTER GREEN. Diring the winter months a supply of cabbages, savoys, etc., is a very useful adjunct to the vegetable gar den. Miany growers fail to secure these winter crops owing to the pre valence of the cabbage aphis and the diamond-backed moth, which so fre quently play havoc with the plants. But these pests can be effectively con trolled, and the young plants brought through the critical period, when the pests are most active if growers will only take the trouble to spray care fully and consistently with kerosene emulsion. This is a perfectly simple and perfectly reliable remedy, the use of which will ensure a good supply of greens when vegetables are mnost scarce. In this connection the value of the savoy should not be forgotten, as it is most eminently suitable for winter cul ture.. The diamond-backed moth, though once a European pest, is now known nearly all over the world. The moth on the wing appears to be a uniform brown tint, and does not show the dis tinct angul...
STRENGTH OF EGG-SHELLS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
STRENGTH OF EGG-SHELLS. Most people are aware of the power of egg-shells to resist external pressure on the ends, but not many would credit the results of tests recently made. Eight ordinary hen's eggs were submitted to pressure applied externally all over the surface of the shell, and the breaking pressures varied between 400 lb. and 675 lb. per square inch. With the stresses applied internally to 12 eggs, these gave way to'pressure varying be tween 32 lb. and 65 lb. per square inch. The pressure required to crush eggs eggs varied between 40 lb. and 75 lb. The average thickness of the shells was 13-1000 in.
ATMOSPHERIC CONDENSATION. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
ATMOSPHERIC CQNDENSATION. The condensation of moisture in the atmosphere-i.e., the initial step in the formation of clouds, fog,'rain, hail, and snow-has been explained for more than a generation by the presence in the air of mnyriads of minute (mostly ultra microscopic) "dust" particles, each of which was supposed to serve as a cen tre of condensation. The well-known instrument invented by Aitken, in 1888, in which, after a small measured vol ume of air has been cooled by expan sion, the resulting droplets of water are inspected through a microscope and counted, is know as the '"ditst-counter," because it has been assumed that the imumber of drops formed in this process represents the number of particles of "dust" in the given volume of air. This idea is intrenched in the very latest works on meteorology in the Eng lish language, though qualified by the admission that in a highly supersatu rated atmosphere, such as may be pro duced at will in a labatory but hardly occurs in nature,...
HEAVILY INSURED LIMBS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
HEAVILY INSURED LIMBS. The recent accident to line. Pavlova iii New? York, which'was at first' repor toed to be somewihat serious,-recalls: the fact that, like Paderewski; whose fingers are insfired :for :a c6lossal sum against injury, the charming dancer has a policy which proteets-hei against loss from ac cidents to her limbs, and especially her feet alnd,. dainty toes, upon which her art and her income alike depend. It has not .yet been learnt how far the present accident comes under the terms of this policy, although it is understood. that the lisablement of either of the big toes would mean payment of £6000, and of one of the lesser toes £3000. This, howevei, is by no means an ex ceptional insurance. Nijinsky, who re cently appeared-at the Palace, and Mile. Geunce have insured themselves for seve ral thousand of pounds against acci dents which would prevent them from dancing, while M. De Biere, the famous illusionist, followed the example of some well-known musicians and insure...
RECORD BY PARIS POLICE. SEARCHING THE WHOLE CITY. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
RECORD BY PARIS POLICE. SEARCHING THE W?HOLE CITY. An extraordinary record liis just been made by the. Pris' police. "which shows that at anyi'rate in the French capital, a. needle may be sought in a haystack in the .:words of0 the proveirb-with some. echance 'of success. A little while ago a man named : Guimai' l was minur dered in" .train, andl thfe persons sus pected of the crime was thought to have refuge' someyhere in Paris. The 'Pre fecture of Police decided that a sihilul taneous search should be made of all the hotels an'd lodgipg-houses. in -Paris for him. Accordingly, one neoring,. at seven o'clock, telegrams were received at, all the various .police stations' 'order uing that the suspected man should be hunted for in the - hotels in' their "re speetive districts. Less than two hours afterwards, nine o'clock, the 13,266 hotels aied apartment-houses of Paris lihad been visited by the agents of the .law; and, alihough the suspect was not discovered, xet particulars.of his wh...
POISON BOTTLE ALARMS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
POISON BOTTLE ALARMS. Numiberless lives have been lost or endangered by the careless one who picks up' a bottle from his medicine chest in thedark. This is being con stantly done, and measures should be taken to prevent it. it has been sug gested that poisonous tablets be given a peculiar shape, different front the or dinarv tablets. Another suggestion is that the bottle be provided with a number of needle points 1Okqtxzfillflf stopper from which a number of needle points project so that the stopper can not be removed in the dark without lirieking the fingers. Still another sug gestion is to provide the bottle with bells that will sound a warning when it is picked up. If some or all of these methods were adopted, no doubt they would preveht many deaths and much suffering, for the use of poisons seems to be. daily increasing, and thus also the liability to accidents.
MILK AND BEEF TYPE. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
MILK AND BEEF TYPE. A feature of the recent International Live Stock Show at Chicago, which de serves more than passing iiterest, was the milking Shorthorn cow class (says "The Farmers' Review"). Fourteen aged matrons competed.in the milking test conducted by this breed associa tion, and the results offer some strong arguments for the dual-purpose enthu siasts. - They also hold some good les sons for the special purpose champions. The cows were subjected to a two-day miilking test, which counted fifty points in the making of the award. Beef formn counted the same number of points, .and no cow was eligible when she gave, at best, 30 lb. of milk per day. The first piie cow milked tested 97.4 lb. in two days, a record, which many so called dairy animals fail to reach. The best milkqr gave 104'.4 lb. of milk, or an average of 52.2 lb. per day. This i'cow scored low on beef form, and there fore only dre.w fourth place in the con test. The other .prize-winners milked 86.8 lb. and '. 85.2 ...
GYROSCOPE MOTOR-CAR. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 26 June 1914
GYROSCOPE MOTOR-CAR. A motor-ear with a full-size body, but only two wheels, has been constructed by a Birmingham firm from the designs of Dr. P. Schilowsky, and has, it is understood, proved satisfactory in pre liminary trials on the road. The two wheels are placed in line as in an ordi nary bicycle, and the machine is kept upright by means of a gyroscopie device controlled by two pendulums, which, when the ear inclines to one side or the other from the perpendicular, brings the gyroscope into action to oppose the tendency to overturning. The inventor claimls that a mono-track motor-car run ning under gyroscopie control can attain a given speed with a much less power ful engine, and with a lighter frame and body than would be needed for a four-wheeled car of the same rating; that as it requires only a very narrow path-it is particularly adapted for use in new and undeveloped countries; that the smoothness of running is greatly increased; that the cost of manufacture can be reduced;...