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HEALTH NOTES. The Evil of Late Suppers. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
HEALTH NOTES. The Evil of Late Suppers. Late or heavy suppers are a com ,raon cause of insomnia, especially that l'orm of it in which people fall into a heavy sleep, only to awake with a start an hour or two later and find themselves unable to sleep again until early 'morning perhaps. Digestion conies almost to a dead stop during sleep, so that sufficient time should be allowed for the last meal to be dis posed of before the hour for retiring. This interval should be two hours at least, which meai.V that half-past eight is as a rule late enough for the evening meal. In any case, the food ' which is taken then ought to be of a light nature,, and not include pork, cold meat, or any other article of diet which is slow of digestion. Coffee and strong tea are unsuitable at this hour, as tliey tend to cause sleep lessness. Cocoa, made with water, is .1 much better 'beverage for use with cl e evening -meal or after it.
The Heart of a Girl. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER III—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
The Heart of a Girl By HENRY FARMER, Author of "The Money-Lender," "12a Qui'try Street," "Bondage," etc. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER ilT—Continued. Queenie 'drew back a pace as Mi chael Thorne stepped into the gas-lit passage without invitation. He was much better dressed than when he quitted tiie house four months 'back. He was looking several years older. Perliaps it was the stresB and strain of getting the better of his fellow-gamblers in the copper market, where fortunes were made and men went smash in a' day. He had lost flesh, and the protrusion of his pow erful lower jaw seemed more pro nounced, his eyes deper set and their expression more vague, more secret ive. He looked a vulgarian still. No one could have called liim good-look ing, this young-old man, who a few months back was merely regarded as a punctual, plodding clerk. Yet pretty, nineteen-year-old Beryl Price wor shipped him hopelessly—with the characteristic hopelessness of nine teen. Dogged strength was perhaps ...
IN FANNY BURNEY'S GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
IN FANNY BURNEY'S GARDEN. An amusing account of the horti cultural pursuits—and ineptitude—of General d'Arblay, the French emigre w.ho became Fanny Burney's hus band, is given in an article in the "(Jornhill" .by Sir lienr-y Lucy:— Ttoe young couple began tneir mar ried hie 111' apartments in a larin nouse 011 cue summit or Bagden run. Thence they moved to a somewhat iarger cottage at Bookham. mnany, wnen "Uamiaa" proved a limilioiui success, they bunt tliemselves a nouse on the outskirts or' Noroury jfark, known during their resiuence as "Camilla Uouage.'' From Uie lirst, i\l. d'Arblay, con scious o£ maueiiuacy to near 1113 uur snare iu the wnerewithal for meeting the cost of the little nousenom, ut veioped a fearsome frenzy lor gar dening. Pursuit of tne vocation 111 voiveu lii'in in deiighttully ludicrous dilemmas. Writing under date April, i7y4, from the cottage at ttookliam, the young wife says:— 'Think of our norticultural shock last 'weeK wnen Mrs. Baiiey, our mnd iauy, entre...
Mutual Secrets. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
Mutual Secrets. "I didn't want to come here in the first place," confided the first guest at the expensive hotel in a well-known winter holiday resort on the South Coast. "No more did I," replied the second; "hut my wife insisted on my coming." "So did mine," said the first. "She said we had to come just because the Smithsons were coming, although I simply told her we could not afford the expense." "And that's what I said," explained the second, "tout my wife said we had to come because the Brownsons were coming." "Why, look here, my name is j Brownson." ' "And mine is Smithson." Then the two men shook one £*n-1 other warmly by the, hand. Each high achievement is a sign and token of the whole nature's pos sibility. What a piece of the man was for that shining moment.it is the duty of the whole man to 'be ah/ays. He is the truly courageous man who never desponds.
DAIRYING. WHY WASH THE UDDER? [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
DAIRYING. I WHY WASH THE UDDER? Thero are many points in clean dairying which, if observed closely, would obviate milk contamination, and consequent complaints about in ferior cream and butter. Here are some points of advice: Washing the cow's udder is fre quently necessary. Should the pad dock in which the cows have been accustomed to lie down during the night be not clean—very few are clean enough—then the udders should be wasiied before milking. Cows for aging in unclean places, especially during drought, render washing their udders imperative. The cow-yard is usually muddy In some degree during wet weather. As the cow walks to and from the bail sho generally makes a beaten pacii. and when wet this track becomes a continuous manure track. The cow kicks up on to the udder pieces of this contaminated soil, and the udder is thus unclean wh*n milking time begins. " The milker's hands are often a fruitful sourco o£ • milk contamination during the operation of milking. The damp, dirty ...
Impure Air and Scrofula. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
Impure Air and Scrofula. The atmosphere of all rooms should be frequently renewed by proper ven Liiation. The best method of accom plishing this has been for many years a subject closely studied by sanitar ians. In rooms, and especially in bed rooms, the fireplace should" always be left- unclosed. The windows should be pulled down from the top, and up from the bottom. All rooms, and es pecially sleeping apartments, should De well aired during the day. Impure air in bedrooms is eoiisiderd by emin ent medical authorities to be one of the most potent causes of consumption d.nd scrofula. A well-known French physician who has devoted much at tention to studies of this nature says: "It will often bo found, on examina tion, that scrofulous diseases are caused by vitiated air, and it is not always neessary that there should have been a prolonged stay in such an atmosphere. Only a few hours each day is sufficient; and a person may live in a most healthy district, pass the greater part of eac...
Avoiding Eye-Strain. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
Avoiding Eye-Strain. Eye-strain is said to be largely a defect of civilisation. To counteract it, children should be encouraged to use their eyes at long range. A teacher who has a surprisingly small amount of eye-strain among her pupils attri butes it to her practice of ma&jmg the scholars drop their work at the end of each hour and look out of the win dow. There is a contest as to who can see the farthest. This rests and trains the eyes and teaches observa tion. A woman who does fine sewing for her living found her eyes strained and weak. She was advised to drop her sewing every half-hour and look for £'. minute into space. Relief was quick, and the eye-strain disappeared. Short-sighted people who hold their book or work close will ease eye I strain and lengthen their vision if | they frequently remove their glasses and look at some object on the hori ; zon. The long-distance training will not, however, relieve eye-strain that comes from astigmatism, reckless dis regard of...
A BERESFORD IN WAR-TIME. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
A BERESFORp IN WAR-TIME. The Be?esfords have all beeu fa mous for tlie courage that •borders on recklessness. Lord William Beres ford served in the Zulu War in 187!), winning the V.C., and in liis book, "Campaigns of a War Correspondent," Mr. Melton Prior relates some striking stories of him:— In the retreat Lord William Beres ford, turning arouud, saw the four legs of a white horse kicking in the air, Realising at Once that it belonged" to one of our men, he rode straight for it, and found that the horse had been shot and that the rider had fallen half stunned. "Get up!" Lord William said to the man, but he seemed to dazed to an swer; whereupon Lord William said, "If you don't get up at once I -will jump down and punch your head!" —at which the man did rise slowly. Lord WHliam succeeded in helping him on to the horse behLnd him; once , mounted, the man clutched Beresfoi'd around the waist, and so they gallop ed off. All the time this was taking place the Zulus were firing from a do...
COMMENTS WISE AND OTHERWISE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
COMMENTS WISE AND OTHERWISE. I There are certain people in the ! world whom the more you think of the leBS you think o£ them. Surely it isn't extraordinary to get pearls out of a matchbox. Lots of girls have got diamonds out of mugs before now. According to a Paris paper, "Seventy ! per cent, of the French people live in one room." But it must be a jolly big room. A Russian dwarf of 4ft. has, we j learn, fallen in love with a St. Peters burg lady of 6ft. 2in. That's not fall ing in love—that's climbing up to it. "It is rare indeed," says a contem porary, "that a householder can get a shock from his electrical installa tion." He generally gets that when | the bill comes along. j
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
Fourth Edition. Twentieth Thousand. Handsome Cloth Gilt 3/6. Posted 3/9. SOULS IN PAWN. SOULS IN PAWN. SOULS IN PAWN. By MISS LINDSAY RUSSELL, MISS LINDSAY RUSSELL, The Australian Marie Corelli. The Australian Marie Corelli. j A TRULY REMARKABLE STORY, | which is continuing to attract a very large constituency of readers. Many Press Notices have appeared, of which the two following are representative. Launceston Examiner (Australian): "A brilliant romancist . . . exhib its a marvellous creative faculty and a style which many older authors might envy . . . The book is a powerful one . . . exposes the hollowness and evils of the practice of celibacy ... A book that will attract much attention." Morning Post (English): "Lindsay Russell has proved herself a writer of no mean ability. The characters are drawn with sincerity and vigor; the narrative holds attention at overy stage." WARD, LOCK & CO. LTD., Publishers Windsor House. Maekillop-street, Melbourne, and all Booksellers.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
CLOSER SETTLEMENT FARM ALLOTMENTS Application is invited for Farming Areas on the Undermentioned Estates— JCatlte. Nerrin N*rrl^ Mt. Widdorln Pannoo Marathon and Willow Grove Werrlbe® District. No. of Allotment* Available. Strwtttiam Skipton Echuca g Echuca Werrlbee T,-' U 5 8 *Q Suitable for wheat growing and cheep farming B 1 7 I 16 2 « 7 14 Suitable for dairying and mixed farming. Dairying and Beet Growing. Cremona Yea Eumeralla Hamilton Ailambee Yarragon Moyhu Wangarattsi Bona Viata Warragul * --f SIS Kilmany Park Sale Bojadale 'Maffra Allotments suitable for Agricultural Laoorers', Workmen's and Clerka' Homes are available as under:— Agricultural Laborers—AllamDee Estate, 2 Allotments; Waubra Estate 3 Allotments. Workmen'* Homes—Pender's Grove Estate, 34 Allotments. Bona Vista Estate, I Allotment*.' All Crown grants which may be Issued to the lessee at the end of any half year after the first twelve years have expired, on payment of the balance of the purchase money, will be su...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
fl 5?41? * G-p a -J.o Ever notice the smell of drugs in a chemist's shop — pretty strong, isn't it?—it's not a nice atmosphere to work in, and we chemists have to stand it for such long hours that you can't wonder we're worn out long before close up time. There's an old saying that " few doctors believe in their own physic"—well, a chemist is much the same as a doctor in that respect, for with my shelves full of stuffs to cure everything under the sun, including "that tired feeling," 1 turn to a cup of good hot tea myself—because 1 find it brisks me up, and there's no harmful reaction afterwards. A freshly made cup of Robur tea at 11 a.m., and another at 3 p.m., with those I take at my meals, • keeps me pretty alert during the day — 1 know no tea that 1 like so well as No. 1 Grade Robur — it's absolutely pure, and very cheap at that money, at least, that's my opinion. The Chemist.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
! ft Cs, S. •ALVES STONE and CO. (Regd.), ROBERT SCHULTE, Proprietor. WHOLESALE MEAT SALESMAN, METROPOLITAN MHAT MARKET, NORTH MELBOURNE. Are open to K«e&iva Carcass Peri and Veal Any D*y During th«s Week. Salec Dally. Hiflicat Prico* Rwlhwd. Litest Cold Storcgo Chambers. Prompt Account Sales. Correspondence Tn rlted. See our Vv tishly Reports is, Mjwirot porta. Among the smartest women of t to-day is she whose garments have been renovated here. She looks just cr> if she had stepped cot of a band box. Front the oatrkh feather la her hat, dowa to the hem of her dainty akirt—everything look* brand new, la fact, few beyond bar self trould guees that every article wu not absolutely new —yet it is all last season's goods cleaned or dyed by me. NOSTHCOTR Frit / Mr rt*Jsl:i : Art »/ by tint," ti dtt*llti fit. «M iteming by /icftsrtl M4 &lt;Lt*Crif ti*ni tht mrw /ck.'ij sptrnitd ml mjia*rki. Stni fir * ftf it-dmy.
LUCERNE AS A SOIL RESTORER. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
LUCERNE AS A SOIL RESTpRER. i Mr. S. P. Key3, -writing in "Hoard's Dairyman," says:—When we come to the question of the upkeep of the fer tility of our farms, we find that we face quite a serious problem. From what source are we to restore the humus, or vegetable matter, that is being rapidly exhausted by continu ous cropping? Manures and commercial fertilisers, while valuable, arc not always obtain able. Farmers waste the barnyard manure, and feel-that they cannot af ford to buy commercial fertilisers. To fill the bill there.must be something within easy access of every farm. The answer to this is—green manures. The king o£ legumes used in green manuring is lucerne. Not only does it answer every requirement of a green manure, but is is also one of the most valuable of the standard crops. You may be cropping a given piece of land to lucerne, obtaining each year from five to seven cuttings, and at the same time you have at hand the means of restoring the fertility of the soil upon wh...
NEWLY-ENGAGED GIRLS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
NEWLY-ENGAGED GIRLS. Why is it that a newly-engaged girl Is a thorn in the flesh to all her dis engaged sister women? To begin with—observes a lady correspondent (who is not newly-en gaged)—she is odiously sorry for you j because you don't happen to be a betrothed person also. You may have heaps of chances, may know that you are really and truly quite nice, but the most ordinary girl who ever seiz ed upon her first proposal will patron ise you until you feel almost ready to accept anyone. When she isn't irritating you, the newly-engaged girl is rather funny— I over the ring more especially. This sacred object for a few weeks appar | eatly occupies the place of sun, moon, stars and all light. If it can be said to flash, it does on every conceivable occasion. And then, in other ways, she is so hopelessly selfish. But perhaps the personal vanity of the engaged girl enrages her femin ine acquaintances more than any of ber numerous failings. To have to stand by and behold an insignifican...
DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHICK. Present-day poultry science gives these facts in the development of the chick: [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
I DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHICK. Present-day poultry science gives ] these tacts iu the development of the . chick:— Twelve hours after incubation has begun the lineaments of the head and body are discovered. Close observa tion lias found uie heart to 'beat y the close of the day. At the end of 48 hours two vesicles of blood are distinguished, pulsations of which are visible. At the fiftieth hour an auricle of the heart appears. At the end of 70 hours undistinguished wings, and on the head two bubbles for the brain, one for the bill, and two oth ers for the fore-part and the hinder part of the head. The liver appears towards the fifth day. At the end of 131 hours the lirst voluntary motion is observed. Seven hours later the iungs and stomach become visible, and the intestines, the loins, and the upper jaw are seen at the end of 142 hours. The seventh day the brain, which is slimy, begins to have some consistence. At the 190th hour of incubation the bill opens, and the flesh appears on th...
IRON FOR FOWLS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
IRON FOR FOWLS. iron is present in the fowl's body; pare oi: tins iron is in an organised iorin in the red corpuscles of the blood. The total amount of iron io small, but nevertheless, it is 01 great importance, and a deficiency re sults in anaemia. One frequently finds that eggs laid by insufficiently fed fowls have pale yolks. The coloring of the yollt is due to pigments, and, possibly, to the pliosphohpinu termed lecithin, iron, in an organised form, is found in the ash of the egg. Vegetable foods, es pecially clover and lucerne, are rich In minerals, and their use results in richiy-colored yolks. Anaemic fowls may be easily treated by administer ing to each live drops of perchloride of iron in a teaspoon of well-sweeten ed milk. This is a very cheap tonic, and Is better in many ways than the ordinary sulphate of iron (copperas).
FATTENING POULTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
FATTENING POULTRY. rue best and, at the same time, most economical method of lattenlng all kinds of poultry is to keep them in conuneinent lor a short time betore they are required for table. A good deal 01 judgment, however, has to he exercised in deciding the length ot time this conlinement is to last, lor it overdone, even, in the slightest de gree, the birds rapidly lose llesh and go back in condition. Strange as it may seem, once this begins, no amount ol! feeding will restore either their weight or condition till after they have regained their liberty again. For this reason the poultry must be confined for too long a-period before tliey aro required.
FOR THE FARMER. HOUSING POULTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
FOR THE FARMER. j HOUSING POULTRY. If all poultry liouses of the closed iri type had ail end or one side of tliem knocked out, disease would dim inish by one-half, and the prolits from the birds compelled to roost in them would, probably, be doubled, it is impossible to conceive anything more j insanitary and conducive to disease j than the ordinary type of fowlhouse I one sees in the country, it is cramp ed, dark and without any ventilation, except the many draughty cracks. It is little wonder that going from the foetid atmosphere into often an un sheltered yard the birds contract colds, and soon become a prey to dis ease. it were far better to let the hens roost in trees. The sleeping quarters of fowls should bo merely draught-proof shelters from extremes of weather and, if winter eggs be de sired, they should have dry scratch ing quarters for bad weather. Always have your poultry houses open to the north.
WIT AND HUMOR. The Colonel's Moral Sense. Apropos of a scandal in the New York Bar, Bishop Winston C. Rutherford told the following story: [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
WIT AND HUMOR. The Colonel's Moral Sense. Apropos of a scandal in the New York Baj, Bishop Winston C. Ruther ford told the following story: — Tne morals of the New York Bar seem to be about like the morals of Colonel Byrne, no better and no worse. Colonel Byrne, a KentHckian, de fended a man for murder. It was tes tified that this man murdered a wo man on the night of August L'O. Two or three witnesses saw the deed. It was committed under the milky light of a full moon. 1 The witnesses wore able to iden tify the defendant on account of the 'brilliance of the moonlight. Tho de fendant could not prove an alibi, and things looked pretty 'bad for him. But at this point Colonel Byrne pro dueed an almanac showing that on the night in question there had been no moon whatever. Thereupon a great laugh resounded through the court room, and the defendant was speedily acquitted. "Colonel," said the defendant, after wards, "how much do I owe you?" "You owe me," the Colonel answer ed, "five hundr...