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The Doodly Hatpin. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
The* Docdly Hatpin. "War against tho hatpin point is now boing waged in Moscow. It was pro voked by two accidents which recently oeenrrod in consequence of tho abuse of this formidable article of toilet, and now tho habit of carrying audi clangor ous weapons unsheathed is loudly rc sontod by tho general public. A few days ago, after a concert di rected by Nikisch, the audience was, as usual, making a hurried exit. The robing room was thronged, tho en thusiastic votaries of music, male nnd foninlo, olbowed each othor fortissimo. One of tho ladies putting on her hat inadvertently ran a sunerlluons length of pin into; hor neighbour's oyo. Aj scroam, a congestion of the crowd, a short, sharp war of tongues, and tho incidont was over. A fow days previously a similar mis hap hud occurred in a tram-car. A lady having dropped her reticule, a student' quickly and courteously stoop ed down to secure it for hor. As al ways happens in such cases, tho lady . also stooped down. Tho youth, mt awar...
DIETARY DOTARDS OF FIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
DIETARY DOTARDS OF FIVE. Tlx; children oC I lie llcli know nothing of this simple delights of tile rim-series of n couple oC generations ago; enrols me mere siilijeets for percocious criticism, suowballing n relic of barbarism, lioily a prickly abomination, mistletoe a vul gar Incentive to horseplay; even plum pudding unit mlnee-plcs tilings to. be sluiiinod by dietary "dotards of live." '.'Court Journal."
In a Now Light. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
In a Not) Light, Discontent or satisfaction with an object; often depends^ entirely on tho way in which it is regarded. A diffor onco iji tho point of view changes tho wholo aspect, This.truth is w«;ll illus trated hy a pleasing little incident of Hobort Dale Owen's childhood, told by himsolf in "Threading My Way." Near tho isolated country scat whoro I Hpont my boyhood thorn was it foot bridge but . little morn than a mile away. For tho first ton years of my life I was forbidden to cross it, and until then I novor walked on tho turn pike road. Ono day father told Williftm and mo that ho would take us to walk over tho bridgo and to tho other sido of tho river. This was blissful uows. Ho conducted us hy a winding coun try road up tho opposite bank of tho atronm. Suddenly the view called out my youthful admiration. Across tho rivor appeared a largo house, standing in beautiful grounds, not very dis tinctly anon through tho trees. Spac ious gardens woro surrounded by walls, thorn was j...
THE DAIRY. SALT FOR CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
THE DAIRY. SALT FOB CATTLE. It is evident that dairymen haVo not fully realised the Importance of giving their cows access to .salt, In lta' con nection' some very interesting experi ments have recently been made by PVo fensor Babcock, of. milk-testing fame. When salt .was. absolutely withheld, the effect was detected In some cows from two to three weeks, but Individual mem bers of the herd went or* for ttyo.best part of a year without showing any 111 effects. Sooner or later, however-and generally sooner-the animals developed q 'state of low vitality, ending In sudr den and complete breakdown, though re covery would bo rapid when salt was again given. The effects .were most noticeable at calving tlmo, or immedi ately afterwards. In general, the cows giving the largest amount of milk were the first to show signs of distress, while there was less trouble when the ani mals were on the pasture than In the cow-shed. Dry cows suffered very little, and the same applies to .bullocks and st...
LAND LEVELLING DRAGS. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
IiAND LEVELLING DRAGST Fig. 2; The accompanying 'Illustrations show two good drags for land: lovelllng pur poses. Figure 1 represents a split log drag. » - Figure 1 la made from a lOIn. or 12 In. log, 8ft. or 9£t. long. J The cross bracc3 aro 4ln. sticks* shaped to fit into a 21n» hole, A board platform, not shown In the sketch, Is laid on tho cross ptoses for tho driver to stand upon. . Figure 2 .Illustrates ft plank, dragvwhlch la made from two pieces of lOln, or I2|nt Alongside of ttoa vosmtlon of strip ping, however, another practice has also been abandoned-that is, tho changing round of the gang of milkers, so that each cow Is milked by each mllkor In rotation; every 'man now sticks t'> hU own lot of cows, oml as one cow drops out another comes hi tho lots are kept as equal as possible. As far as Pro fessor M'Connell can see, the results to the cows, to the milkers, and to the milk yield are eminently satisfactory, and ho for one will not go ba^k to the old sys tem. .
Fashionab'o Colour-Blends. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
? Fashionab'o Colour-Blonds. Cushion is an adopt at coaxing. When she wants a now blending slio will, if necessary, attune the 'colours slio proposes to bring togothor. Just now our olegantos (says a Lon don fashion.correspondent) aro affect ing brown and purplo, and becaiiso, purplo is tlio complomontary colour to yellow, it-is a yellowish brown abndo to which it is allied. Tim ologanto who lovos bluo, resort9 to a somewhat cinnamon shado and a bluo of tho poa coclc shado, to which just now jabhion has given tho namo of Mediterranean blue. An instanco of tho use of a happy blonding may bo scon in a frock of this shado of bluo faco-clotlr and a Mat of cinnamon brown taffeta, with plumare partly golden pheasant and partly' Iridescent bluish green.
PORT HACKING AND CRONULLA. Sydney's Now Watering Place. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
PORT HACKING AND CRONJJLLA. Sydney's Now Watering Place. By P. WAI.KKH. THE curliest mention of this beautiful inlet to bo found in Australian history, is contained in tlio journal of Dr. Uass, when in company with Matthew Flin ders, in tlio year 1790, ho discovered it, and at tho-samo time prepared tlio first complete chart of a largo portion of our southorn-roast. The vessel used on that occasion was a small open boat, mimed tlio "Tom Thumb," and in this frail craft, theso two indefatigable and oarnest explorers performed soino won derful sailing feats, narrowly escaping shipwreck on more than 0110 occasion, as well as encounters with hostilo sav ages. Kor very many years after this, Port Hacking and its picturesque neighbour hood were left to tlio solo uso of tlio ori ginal denizens of tlio hush, who dwelt here in largo numbers. From the nu merous "rock sheltors" or "gunyahs " that exist in tlio various coves of tlio estuary, tlio locality was ovidently a favourite camping ground...
The Downfall of Beauty. NO LONGER WANTED IN WOMEN, [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
The Downfall of Boaiiiy. __N0 LONGER WANTED IN WOMEN, If sonio studont of history a century or two from now, writes a Fronchman on the "Downfall of Beauty," should look through our nowspapors, ho would find proof that wo of to-day woro very concorned about tho boauty of women. He would havo reason to boliovo that wo woro strong admirers of fominino beauty, and that if we had possessed a now Helen wo would not havo hesi tatod to'rush into a second Trojan "War. This would bo a grave error, a proof that tho papers do not always roflect tho soul of thoir epoch. No timo has been as indifferent to tho beauty of wo men as tho present. In spite of tho newspapers and magazines, no natiqn or city really thinks of fominino beau ty. And, what is more surprishig still, no city cares los^ for the boauty of women than Paris, no peoplo less than tho Fronch. That much for popular tasto I In tho various Parisian "tnondos," oven the richost and most brilliant, thoro is tho same indifference. Far from ...
Bugb[?] of Old Age. LIVING DOWN A FOOLISH PREJUDICE. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
Bugboor of Old Ago. LIVING DOWN A FOOLISH PRE JUDICE. What is old agoP Aftor all it is moroly.a namo for an accumulation of yoars, omployod to distinguish tho riponod season from tho periods of growth and indolonco; it is simply nn abstract, not a substanco. fiomo poo plo aro youngor at eighty than fibers at fifty. Tho young in heart aro never old in years. Whon Oliver Wendell Holmes ariiv ed at tho span of the Psalmist Uo said ho was sovonty yoarfl young. Wo r.re just as old as wo feol. When tho genial "Mark Twain" arrived at his BOVOII tioth milestone ho informed his ad mirera that ho had just reached tho poriod of discretion. Mark has laughod away tho yoars, and it would bo a good thing for all of us to follow his oxamplo. Many of tho groatost mon left their footprints deep on tho sands of timo long after they had passed an ago which tho world ignorantly calls old. Tho trinity of Europo who reflected a lustre on tho nineteenth century were Gladatono, Bismarck, and Leo XIII.; two ...
Tocumwal Post Office. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
Tocumwal Post Office. ARRIVALS. Berrigan, Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays, n a.m. Finley, daily at n a.m. Jerilderie, Tuesdaj's, Thursdays, and Saturdays, n a.m. Sydney, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at n a.m. and 9 p.m. Tuppal Mail, Tuesdays, Thurs days, and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Deniliquin, Tuesdays and Fridays 5 p.m. Barooga and Mulwala, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 9 p.m. , Yarroweyah, Cobram, Numur kah, Melbourne, daily at 3.40 p.m. DEPARTURES. Barooga and Mulwala, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9 a.m. Finley and Sydney, daily 4 p.m. Berrigan, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at 4 p.m. Deniliquin, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 6 a.m. Tuppal Mail, Tuesdays, Thurs days, and Saturdays, at 6 a.m " Yarroweyah, Cobram, Numurkah and Melbourne, daily at 11.10 a.m.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
The immense number of orders for FROOTOIDS sent by post direct to the Proprietor is convincing proof that the Public appreciate their splendid curing power. They cure quickly, are elegant in appearance, and pleasant to take. "I am writing to you to express my thanks toi-the Frootoids which I received from you some time ago. My mother, who was a great sufferer from Headache and Bilious Attacks for many years, has been taking them, and has found complete relief from them." L. PATCH, Pelican Creek, Coraki, N.S.W. _VKindly send by return post two separate bottles of Frootolds for Indigestion, &c. I got a bottle from you before, and am pleased to say they have done me good." E. PIKE, " Myrtle Cottage," Manildra, N.S.W. ."Your 'Frootoids' is the only medicine I tiave ever found to do me any good for Biliousness and Indigestion. One dose gives relief." J. H. SLEEP, Lochiel, S.A. "Enclosed please find 3/- for two bottles of . Frootoids for Indigestion. I got some from you two months...
Treatment for Hoven. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
Treatment for Hoven. A dairy farm.er some t)me ago nati tin experience with blown cows wnich] should serve him In good stead. AHomj a score of his milking cows got upr-n^ his green lucerne patch, and when diy-* covered were very much blown. They . were immediately hailed,, and the owner prepared a drcnch. ttofore he treated the cows an old drover happened along, who had treated many bullocks for hoven years previously, and hfs method was tried with success. No drcnch or knife was required. Of course, in cases where the trouble had existed for a longer time the treatment may not have pr wed so beneficial. In this case the cows were in ti very blown condition, tossing their heads, very feverish, with their mouths tightly closed. Many were staggering. The method adopted was as follows; - Cut pieces oC rounded wood (broom handle is ideal) in lengths sufficient to leave an inch or so on each side of t.v* mouth, when the stick is placed betwce.i the jaws. Fasten a piece of binder twine or...
WIT AND HUMOR. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
WIT AND HUM. Ho: Hnvo you ever really hated a man T Bho: Onto. 1 tried for n week to mako blat proposo, and ho wouldn't. Ilo was juat hor rid! "A pleasant walk/' sald.Hcrr Sftusenhclmor, after a ationuoua clloib to tho 'top 'of tbo mountain, wiping tho perspiration from bis biow; "my wife couldu't apeak a word all . tbo way up." Edith: Mnmmo, mayn'i I play the piano a llttlo to-day? Mother: But, my dear, your grandma hat: only been dead n week, nad Edith: Dut I'll play very softly, mamma. Client: I should lileo your advice. A man baa threatened lu pull my nose. What would you advise um to uoV Lawyer (who resents such thrilling clients): 1 ahould proposo tlmt you soap it well; then, when ho attempts to pull, it, it will slip through his fingers. Two guineas, please I On the wny homo from ono of their meet ings two new councillors were having a talk . over tho night's proceedings. "NVhlt did tho buudy mean, Jock, by saying that the .death rate wua 10.u the thoosan?" "Whit did ho mean ...
FARM AND FIELD. Stooking by Machinery. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
mm AH0 FiGLD. Stooklng "by Macliincry. rA Canadian,-James Caldcr by name, Is, according to o Canadian contempo rary, the Inventor of what lie claims to be an entirely practical grain shockor, which will set the grain in stooks as it comes from the binder. The machine, it is said, can be fitted to any standard type of harvester; the cost will prob ably be In the neighborhood of L2P, and the draught of the machine to tho extent of making another horso necessary. The machine Is entirely automatic. Tho driver Is not supposed to do anything with it but to keep it .oiled and'keep the twine box filled. Tho Jnachlne counts the sheaves as they drop from the binder deck into the re ccptocle, and when the required number 'are bound by the harvester binder, then . the shocker binder clears the deck, Its compressor horn preceding its needle, thrusts Its last sheaf, and all loose straws from about the shocker knotter, Jnt/j I JIG reccptacIe, gives Jt a tight squeeze, and the shock Is bound. As so...
Finley Post Office. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
Finley Post Office. Mails close at the Office as fol lows : Daily- For Sydney., T.P.O. south west, Narandera, Jerilderie and Berrigan, at 7 a.m. Train leaves at 7-35. Daily - For Melbourne and Tocumwal, at 8 a.m. Coach leaves at 8.30. For Deniliquin, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, at 7.30 p.m. Coach leaves at 8 p.m. For Pine Hills, Fridays only, at 7.30 p.m. For Jerilderie via Springfield, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Satur days, at 6.30 p.m. Coach leaves at 7 P-m ARRIVALS Fronj Sydney, T.P.O. south west, Narandera, Jerilderie, and Berrigan, at 7.10 p.m. daily. From Melbourne and .Tocumwal, at 7 p.m. daily. From Deniliquin on Wednesdays, Fridays, at 12.30 a.m. On Sun day at 4 p.m. From Pine Hills, on Sundays, at 4 p.m. From Jerilderie, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, arid Saturdays, at ,8.30 a.m. M. W. CLIFFORD, Post Master.
Agriculture In America. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
Agriculture In Amcrica. According- to a consular report the American farmer hail a prosperous year in 3906-7. A few years ago almost every farmer was in debt, but the mortgages have nearly all been paid off, and the position Is now sound, or, rather, was previous to the recent money panic. How that has affected United States agricul ture itf not yet reported. Large num bers of farmers In tho vicinity of Chi- , cago are selling off and moving to Can- ; ada.or Texas for the reason that land 1 abound Chicago Is becoming so vauabln that no cultivation, except market gar dening, can pay. In all the States land values are increasing, whilst all the Go-:, .vernment land suitable lor cultivation has been disposed of. Last year the total barley crop of the United States was 173,010,484 bushels, an Increas.e of 42,000,000 bushels over the previous year. The acreage under wheat In the States decreased last year by 550,000 acres, but despite this the crop was so good that it rdaehed a total of ...
Whitewashes for Buildings. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
Whitewashes for Buildings, The following is from an official bul letin for United States Government work:-Procure half-bushel slaked lime, half-bushel salt, 61b. rice, 21b. glue, 10 gallons water, or proportional quanti ties. A kerosene tin holds a little more than half a bushel. Boil the rice with enough water to make a thin paste. Dis solve the glue in some more water with heat. Boil the salt and lime with the remainder of the water. Mix the three, and boil for half an hour. * In South,Australia the following la the. recipe for whitewash used In Govern ment buildings:-Have good lump lime, and slake it with boiling rain-water. "When fully slaked, and not before, add to each bucketful -of wash a double handful of sugar, and the same, quan tity of common salt. The salt and sugar must be first dissolved in boiling water. Now add to the hot, creamy mass about half a pint of raw linseed oil, and stir it well in. Strain, if necessary. Only mix one buckctful of wash for each man . at a -t...
Advising The Farmer. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
Advising The Farmer. It is uniusing, when travelling by train (observes a writer in the "Otago . Witness") to henr various occupants of the smoking- carriage discussing tho con dition of agriculture in the country, and holding forth learnedly on the short comings of the former, and what they would do in his place. It Is amazing to witness the amount of knowledge of apiculture possessed by these people, who never threw a leg aver a horse in their lives, and would run away from a dairy cow. The only Association they have ever had with a form is the receipt of their daily inilk supply. If a farmer went into their offices in town, and laid down the law from his point of view about their business,' he would probably get locked up as a lunatic or kicked out for his pains. Every Tom, Dick, and Harry assumes the right to teach the farmer his business. Fortunately, these observations have no more effect upon him than water has on a duck's back. I do not hold a brief for the farmer, but I kno...
Selection of Seed Maize. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 13 March 1908
Selection of Seed Maizo. 'The importance of properly selecting anil caring for need maize (writes A. T. V/lancUo, of the Purdue Agricultural University, U.S.A.) has bnen so tho roughly discussed and brought to the Attention of farmers in every conceiv able way during the last few years that ! fhere can be no adequate excuse for ar>y malzo grower neglecting to save a good supply of seed and put It up In a safe, dry plnco before killing frosts occur. There la plenty of evldeneo to convince even the most unreasonable man that the time to get tho beat maize la early In the autumn, when it can be selected from the standing stalks aVid put away In a dry, well-ventllntod.place. The great majority of farmers do not get more than three-quarters of a full stand, of maize In theft fields, and tho result la 20 per cent, less yJeld at har vest time. The cause of the Imperfect stand nearly always lies In tho use of poor seed for planting. All seed maize should be gathered be* fore the first se...
Deaf Elephants. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 20 March 1908
Deaf Elophanfs. Solitary elephants, not necessarily "rogues," may bo met with in all jun £lo country frequented by elephants, declares Mr. Harry Story, the author of "Hunting and Shooting in Ceylon." A "solitary," he says, is rather fond of taking up his residence in the neigh bourhood of a village, and helping him self contentedly to the villagers' pro duce. Elephants in Ceylon have in general acquired a contempt for the presence of the ordinary villager, and will walk through a foncc as soon as look at it, and help themselves to growing crops in spite of the watchers' presence, shouts, or even the firing of guns. A good deal of this indifference is due to the fact that there are many deaf ele phants to he found all over the country, more than people imagine, and such animals are quite indifferent to any amount of noise. Let an elephant, however, once become aware that ho is being hunted, and he becomes as wary and alert as possible.