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RATES OF COMMISSION. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 6 January 1914
RATES OF COMMISSION. Money Orders ayable in Victoria. Any sum not over. £5, d; over £5, but not over £10, Is; over £10, but not over £15, 1s 6d; over £15, but not over £20, 2s. C;i na ayble in New South Wales, Queensland, South Anstralia, New Zealand, Tasmania, and Western Australia. Not over £2, 6d; not ovei £5, Is not over £7, is G6a; not over £10, 2s; not over £12, 2s 6d; not over £15, 3s; not over £17, 3s 6d; not over £20, 4s. Money Orders by Telegraph, To New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia Tasmania, and Perth (Western Australia) Charge for a message in addition to above rates. MONET ORDERS. United Kingdom and other British Posses) ionus or Foreign Countries, Gd for each £1, snd fraction of £1. POSTAL NOTES. Postal notes may be obtained at any Pos Office in Victoria. Hours of payment 10 a.m, to 5 p.m. The following are the denomination of the notes, and the poundage, or price charged: for them :-Is, d ; is 6d, id; 2s, Id; 2s 6d. Id; 3s, id 3s 6d, Id; 4s, Id ; 4s 6d, Id...
CULTIVATION AND BACTERIA. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
;CULTIVATION AND BACTERIA. Proper cultivation of the soil in creases the nitrifying bacteria, and this, in turn, increases productive ness-a most important consideration to the farmer. The knowledge of bac teria and their work is recent and *limited; there are many in kind, and in spite of the amount of work done, scientists are-only in the midst of I heir discovery. The practical far mer does well to let bacteriologists monopolise interest in the whole subject, except in so far as he can provide some conditions that have been demonstrated to be profitable. The work of bacteria, hoever, must come more and more into considera tibn by the farmer, because Nature uses them to produce a :vast amount of the change that is going on around us. In the consideration of the na ture of legumes, we must take into account the bacteria. which they have associated with them, and through which they obtain the atmospheric nitrogen. It is true that bacteria must have favorable conditions that our plan...
PRUNING CITRUS TREES. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
PRUNING CITRUS TREES. ManY people differ considerably in their opinions as to the proper way in which citrus trees should be pruned:.! The majority persist in the belief that these trees require only to be thinned out and have the -dead wood removed. MIUch ~ depends upon the construction placed upon such statements. If, as is generally the case, such an expres sion conveys the idea of merely cut ting out the dead wood and thinning' parts of the tree where the foliage is very dense, it does not go far: enough. An orange tree bears the greater part of its crop n the outside branches, and while plenty of light' and air are needed in -the interior of the trees, this does not imply a neces sity for hollowing it out, so as to leave the main inside branches de void of. follage. Nevertheless, it is necessary that much of the inside growth should be removed, so that what is allowed to remain will be wvell spaced and well lighted, other wise it will become starved and barren, making it useles...
UTENSILS FOR RIPENING CREAM. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
UTENSILS FOR RIPENING CREAM. The most. suitable utensils in which to ripen cream satisfactorily are those made of glazed earthenware or enam elled iron. This kind of vessel can be cleaned easily, and will not in jure i~e cream. Tin or galvanised vessels are acted upon by the acid in the cream, and thus they become tainted withi a kind of metllis flavor.
WHEN TESTING MILK. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
WHEN TESTING MILK. The apparatus for testing milk should be kept on a lead-covered table, as the acid used in carrying out the Gerber test has not any effect upion lead. If any sulphuric acid gets s.i!e'd on wood, the wood -gets blirn ed up. Always keep the stopper in the sulphuric acid bottle, otherwise the acid will absorb the moisture from the air, and thus become weak ened. Everything comes to him who -waits, but hustle well -while you are wvait iug.
Bowling W.D.B.A. PENNANT FIXTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
SBow~ling W.D.B.A. PENNANT FIXTURES. This is a list of tihe dates of matches between the four clubs forming the Wes tern district association. January I7--Terang v Port Fairy Satiurday, January 24-Port Fairy v Camperdown Saturday, Feb. 7-Terang v Warmrnam bool February 14--Camperdown v Port Fairy. Warrnambool v Terang M'Iatches to be played ou green of club first mentioned. Saturday, February 2I--Champion rink competition at Warrnambool February 28-Champion of champions, at Warmrnambool; 3I up
COWS HARD TO MILK. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
COWS HARD TO MILK., There are two methods of treating the hard-mllking cow. One is to use teat plugs or dilaters. They are merely piugs mace so that they may De inserted in the end of the teat, where they remain between milkimg periods. '.he reason a cow milas nard is because the sphincter muscle, \. hich contracts the end of the teat, is rigid. The teat plugs remaining in the teat between milking hours have a tendency gradually to discend and dilate this muscle in such a way that the cow eventually becomes easy to milk. The second method is to cut the teats, thus weakening the sphincter muscle. This is accomplished by a Ieat-spiltter, an instrument that is in serted into the teat. By pressing the end, small knives are pressed out in such a way that when the teat-split ter is withdrawn the musc!le is sever$ ed. There is really no reason why one should. ,utilise his time with hard milkers when by use of these inex pensive instruments they may be ren dered easy milkers. One precaution...
Races to Come. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
SRaces to Come. --0- Saturday, January 10-Port Fairy Saturday, January 17-Warrnambool Orford- Saturday, January 24 Saturday, January 31-Panmure Saturday, February 7-Hawkesdale Thursday, February 12-Portland Saturday, February 21-Orford Picnic Race Club. Saturday, March 7-Cobden Saturday, March 14- Garvoc Tuesday, March 17-Koroit Saturday. March 21 Hexham Tuesday, March 24-Caramut Easter Monday (April 13)-Penshurst Saturday, April 25-Port Fairy May 5, 6, 7-Warrnambool May 13, 14-Coleraine Saturday, May 16-Kirkstall May 20, 21-Casterton
THE REJECTED COW. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
THE REJECTED COW. At present there is nothing to pre-' vent the rejected cow from finding its way into an auction yard, or even into a clearance sale, to be again the subject of disappointment to another farmer until he similarly gets rid of it. This can go on until through sheer age the cow disappears from the dairy farm, after being all its life an unprofitable drag on somebody. Unaer a better system the animal would be fattened for beef as soon as its milk-producing capacity, or rather incapacity, was discovered. Of course this immediate elimination of the unprofitable dairy cow does take place in innumerable instances, but it is obviously necessary that its fate should be automatically sealed the moment it is weighed in the balance and found wanting. Cow-testing has now fortunately become so general throughout the State that farmers would be well advised to introduce tile rule that at all sales an authen ticated milking record should be pro duced with each cow offered for sale.<...
LAW RELATING TO NEWSPAPERS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
LAW RELATING TO NEWSPAPERS. 1 Subscribers who do not give express notice to the contrary are considered as wish ing to CoNTINu?E their subscription 2. If subscribers order the discontinuance of their periodicals, the publisher may con tinue to send them until ARREARS are paid 3. If subscribers refuse or neglect to take periodicals from the office to which they are directed, they are RESPONSIBLE until they have settled their bills, and ordered the periodicals to be discontinued 4. If subscribers remove to- other places without informing the publishers, and the papers are sent to their former direction, the subscribers are responsible 5, The courts have decided that " refusing to take periodicals from the office or removing or leaving them uncalled for is prima facia evidence of intentional-FRAUD 6. If subscribers pay in advance for a periodical, they are bound to give NOTICE to the publisher, at the end of the time, that they do not wish to continue taking it, other wise the publishe...
RAILWAY TIME TABLE. MELBOURNE TO PORT FAIRY. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
RAILWAY TIMIE TABLE. MELBOURNE TO PORT FAIRY. A.M. P.M. MIelbourne 6.30 3.50 Geelong ... .. arr 8.10 5.23 -dep 8.35 5.46 Colan -.. . ... arr 10.4l _ 7.50 - . dep 10.56 8.9 ...arr 12.0 : 9.30 Camperdown... . :-, P.M. dep 12.14 9.58 i arr 12.44 .10.8 Terang ... .....dep 12.51 10,13 arr 1.57 1-" I0.38 Warrambool . . dep 2.17 11.5 AI~ ··.M. Port Fairy .. 3.43 12.15 PORT FAm 1RTO M.iEoLBORNEi: Port Fairy .. .:. dep 5.45:-,: 1:30 Wa'rnambool ... larr 6.56.: 2.57 * - ·.dep 7.11 3.15 Teran - , -, ... arr:8.13 4.25 dep 8.18 4.35 Camperdowu .- ... arr 8.46. 5..5 ., dep 8.58 ::- 5.23 Colac .;; ... . . arr 10.4 6.32 S- : dep 10.19 '6.52 Geelong ... arr -11.54. 8.50 -P.M., . dep 12.5 9.5 Melbourne ... 123 10.38 hOLIDAY ExduitSlo1e FARES. 1st Retuirn 2nd Return Melbourne., .. 37s 10d 25s 2d G;eelong .- .. 28s 0ld. 19s Id Ballarat ... ... 39s 8d 26s 5d Colac ..; ... 18s 6d 12s 5d Camperdown ..' 12s 9d 8s 6d Terang ... ... 10s ld 6s Sd Warrnambool ... 4s 3d 2s 10d Koroit .... ... 2s 5d 1is 7d Hamil...
DAIRYING. THE COWYARD. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
DAIRYING. S THE COWYARD. Under usual conditions, the cow-. yard is a serious handicap to good dairy products. It should De set up on i well-drained piece of land. with the slope iAway trom the milking shed and dairy. The use of gravel is to be recommended, and some have employed concrete to make sure that the cows are kept away from mud and filth. The yard should be kept dlean, and the manure removed promptly and conserved at some con sideracle distance from the milking shed or dairy premises. This pre caution will also greatly help in keep ing down the number of files. The practice of milking in un'suitable sur roundings is possibly doing more to retard progress in dairying than any other existing custom.
Port Fairy Telephone Exchange LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
Port Fairy Telephone-Exchange LIST' OF SUBSCRIBERS. 1. Shipping Office 21..J. C. McCalium 2. Lighthouse 22 H. Lyfield 3/ Powell and Sons 23. R. A. Gibson 4. J. Goldie 24. Postmaster 5. J. Gray and Co. 25. M. Devereux 6. Hospital 26. Saltau and Son 7. Town Hall 27. MIr Powling's S. H. Swann House 9. Guyett and Sons 28. Rev Jessop 10. E. W. Powling 29. Police Station (Office) 30. Dr Lyons .11. Railway Station 31. J. C. Holden , Co 12. Star of the West Office 13. 32 Mrs Whiting 14. E. Hanley 33. F. Freckleton Gazette 34. N. Corson 15. Dr Orchard 35. J. Gauley 16. Douglas House 36. J. C. Holdenhouse ,17. C. Jago 37. Jas Boyd, Sol'lor 18, Com'ercialHote 38. W.J, Tyler 19. Cramond's 39. Father O'Regan 20. H. G. Wilson
Woman of 70 Has a Face Like that of a Young Girl. LONG-GUARDED FAMILY SECRET LEARNED THROUGH A PROVINCIAL LADY. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
Noman 'of' 70 Has a Face Like that of a Young' Girl. -0 4ONG-GUARDED) FAMILY SECRET LEARNED THROUGH A PRO VINCIAL LADY. "From mother to daughter, generation after generation, writes a lady now 70 years old, " we have been noted throughout the little provincial town where we live for the beauty of our com plexions, preserved even to old age. Of late so many of our friends seem to have been deceived and disappointed by harmful skin remedies that we have decided it is not right for us to keep to our selves any longer the formula that has always been? considered as our family secret, and to which we owe our ' eternal youth.' Therefore we take this opportunity of com municating it to our sister readers. Simply take 2 oz. rosewater, 1 dram tincture of benzion, and 2 oz. Flowers of* Oxzion, and mix them yourself at home. Any chemist can supply you with what is necessary. Shake the lotion be fore using, 'and apply with a clean piece of cotton wool or a sponge regularly night and morning. In...
Port Fairy Borough Council. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
Port Fairy Borough Council. The fortnightly meeting of the dtbove was held at the borough chambers on Wednesday night. Present-Crs McBeth (mayor), Storey, Swann, Gray, and McL4ellan. CORRESPONDENCE Was read from Mr Duffids, M.1*.A., stating that he had referred the council's letter re box thorn and rabbits to the Chief-inspector for vermin destruction, who would ask the local inspector to look into the matter. Lands Department (vermin destruc tion branch) forwarding copy of the re port received from Inspector T. J. Trega nowan,-of Port Fairy, with reference to the request of the Port Fairy borough council relative to the destruction of rabbits and harbor on the Moyne river frontage. The insoector had been authorised to do the work. The in spectorreported that the land referred to was Crown lands, forming half width of the old military road leading to Battery hill, adjoining the Moyne river and was formed by the public works department some years ago. Close to the wall of the river t...
Church Services—Sunday Next [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
SChurch Services-Sunday Next Roman Catholic - Mass celebrated every Sunday at Port Fairy at 8.30 and 11; Yambuk and Orfrd alternately at 9.30 and 11.30.-Rev. Jas. O'Regan. -Methodist Church - Port Fairy 11, Mr Lumley ; 7, Rev Barningham ; Rose brook 7.30, Mr Pattenden ; Orford 3, Mr McLean; (Tuesday, 8, Mr Jones). Salvation Army-Port Fairy 11, 3, and 7, Gospel Hall. Wednesday, Cottage Meeting. A British combine, representing an aggregate capital of L35,000,000 headed by Lever Bros., Ltd., has been formed to manufacture soap in China
The Methodist Church. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
The Methodist Church. On Sunday last there were excellent congregations at the Methodist Church, when Mr Lumley, a visitor from Surrey Hills, ably officiated in the morning, and the Rev. C. W. Atkinson, M.A., recently returned from England, in the evening. On the following evening, there was another good gathering, when Mr J. G. Membrey, M.LI.A., presided, and an address, entitled " England as I saw It," given by the Rev Mr Atkinson, which was listened to with great interest, and received repeated applause from the audience. Mr Atkinson, who is an able and fluent speaker, said there is a great embarrassment in trying to speak of England in the limits of a single lecture, for if its extent of territory is not large, the land is full. One of the earliest features of England, of which a stranger becomes conscious is that that the past is still alive in the present. Memorials of other days still exist in old Druidic stones, in University colleges, Abbeys, Cathedrals, etc.1 and it is eas...
WORMS. SOME STRIKING SYMPTOMS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
WORMS. 80ME STRIKINC SYMPTOMS. A child who is afflicted with worms will-often be in an indifferent state of health. It becomes peevish and irrit able. and will have a strong tendency to pick the nose, and there will be severe itching of the lower bowel. Grinding the teeth and suddenly starting up in! the sleep will also be noticed. The bowels are irregular, some times constipated, and at other times relaxed, with bloody discharges as in dysentery, and not infre quently the discharges will be in flakes and shreds, which might be taken tor partlv-digested food. The best proof of Worms is Worms, and if their presence is suspected, immediate steps should be taken to positively establish the fact, and once established, Comstock's "Dead Shot" Worm Pellets should be administered, according to directions. Worms require a specific. medicine, and th'- is no remedy so effective as these Pellets. They kill the Worms, destroy their eggs, and dislodge their nests. The wife of a well-known Waitara...
Grasmere. [Newspaper Article] — Port Fairy Gazette — 9 January 1914
Grasmere. From our Correspondent. -o Farmers in this district are about finished harvesting, and. sihice Christmas, have been very busy carting in. MdIt of them have had splendid- crops this season, but al though the hay is of the best qual ity prices-are very low in the mark et, some local growers having sold aslow as 20s per ton, which will not pay the cost of growing. Others again intend to thresh most of their stacks, but prices for grain are, at present, also on the low side. Dairying is the best paying in dustry at present. Iarge quanti ties of milk are being sent twice daily from all the district depots to I Nestles' Factory at Deunington, and-dairymen speak in high terms of praise of the Nestles' Company. Dairying in conjunction with other farming pursuits, as carried on at present, is a most strenuous life. Day after day lfie is one continu ous round of bustle, so much so that one cannot but wonder some times how human nature can stand the strain of it all. The area under p...