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TINKERING. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
TINKERING. I .Jim lilinkenshook is always busy, ho ! novor knows an idio hour; but all ho does is weird and dizzy, and brings him neither wealth nor powor. Ho smarts a job with fiery ardor, and tires when it's three-quarters dune; and ho there's little in his larder, and he is always ; short of moii. Ho'always has a scheme ' so splendid it makes all other projects I \Vilt; "you'll sen mo classed, when ail is ended," ho telle his friends, "with Astorbilt.u He has no lazy bones within him, with energy he's ail athroh, but it' impossible to pin him i down to a sane and steady job. Ami j so his wife is doing washing, or beat ! inn nirpots in the .sun, while Hlinken I shoot goes wildly sloshing from one fool scheme to t'other one. Ho sei:s his neighbors going sanely to do their tasks from day to day; they prosper well, while lie is vainly inventing projects "bound to pay." The jilinkenshoots, in endless numbers, we see around us year by year; the cheery, futile tribe encumbers the whole ...
EL DORADO. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
EL DORADO. There is a land of pure delight, re mote from vulgar storms, where peoplo stay up day and night, inventing new reforms. TJie natives have no feet or hands, they all have run to jaws; be cause their blessed isle demands no otiKt* tiling than laws. They nothing do hut legislate aud I'raiuo new luws each day, and no one has to pay the freight; there is no freight \o pay. There talksmiths aye are in the van, aud lawyers are in swarms, and ho is held the greatest man who springs the most reforms. There no . ono plows aud no one saws or wields the toilers' traps, because they all are making laws to govern t'other chaps. No smoke from factory or mill is seen upon the breeze; reformers come along and kill such industries as these. If any fellor/ strains and racks his form to gain J. roll, they hit him with an income tax, and put him in tho hole. "You have," they say, "no earthly right to money you have earned, and to the lawyers, foolish wight, it all must bo returned; for what y...
HOW DO WE KNOW A GOOD FARMER? [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
HOW DO WE KNOW A GOOD FARMER? How do. wo know that a man is a goinl farmer? He will not toll you lie is; lie is too modest for that, ljut lot's lock anus with him and tako a little tramp across his larm this aftornoon; for scuiiij; is bolieving. He is doing U)-&lt;lay s work to-day. I'liat is a pretty good sign of a thor ough farmer. Tilings aro kept picked up around his buildings. That wo liko, loo. Ho takes us around whore tho cattle run against Uio lino lonces, and uvory rail that is out of place lio puts bad; whero it holongs. On tho way through the pasture lie stops to rub tlie nose of' tho little lioifer. Sho likes it and shows that slio is on speaking terms with iior master. Coming homo from school tho boys and girls call out aB soon as they aro in sight: "Hello, daddy I" And with a smile 011 her faco the good wife saya: "I'm glad to have you homo again, husband I" The neighbor, passing, halts at (he gate to talk over tho crops and the weathor. On his tablo lio tho be...
"HEN-TAIK." [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
"HEN-TAIIC." The "language" of monkoya lifts boon the subject of curoful study by natur alists; if Die "langungo" of lions has hitherto been. neglected it is probably because no mio Unow thoy had ft lan guage at till. It has apparently boon reserved fur Messrs. Edward Cnrpon tier mul George Merrill to mako tho momentous discovery that lions talk, a discovery which they hnvo ooimnunicAb ed to an Astonished world through the pages of- th.> "Humanitarian." It appears that tho lion vocabulary, chough not ;i very extensive ono, com prises twenty-three cries or notes, .of dis tinct Hound and meaning. ''These twenty-three notis and cries must do note a considerable degrco of intelli gence," the writers remark. "Thoro is a good deal to show that the surc ne.-ss and . precision of thoir instincts have, in tlie caso of domestic fowls, been adversely affected by thoir long dependence on man. Their reasoning power is also very weak, though whe ther ihis has been improved or deterio rated bj*...
HYPNOTIC CATS. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
HYPNOTIC CATS. Treading ou a cobra sitting up ready to strike, a resident in India, whoso or per^'nees are related in the "Field," woi..«erod why the deadlv fangs were delayed. Looking round, ho noticed his cat crouching and gazing at tho reptile steadily with mesmeric effect, l!or the snake seemed unable to move, aud wliiJc in this condition he killed H. Another time, when sleeping in an open o.r>t in tlie verandah, he woke to liml on one yidc of Mic bed a huge cobra v/ith head erect ready to strike, on tho other the glistening green eyes of his eat. The snako remained quite still, so ho ran into tho room to fetch a gun, aud, coming bade, poked the reptile's head with the barrels; ftutSTt did not take the slightest notice, and s&lt;;exm^l^]frt*~a-^tcflToci ami lifeless crea ture. lie then placed his hand'in front of the cat's eyes by way of oxperimcnt. when immediately the-spell was remov ed, the cobra raised itself, hissed, and assumed an offensive attitude. Jle thou to...
RURALISMS. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
RURALISMS. To lie u thorough ploughman is tho real foundation of all faming. Don't kill your ground and make clods by ploughing too early, or too we'.. Keep tho pear trees headed low. They will grow to towering poles unless you do. \V«ti riii*jc tho cows onco a day with a hurried sip won't do. They ncod all th.'v can get. You will never buy a farm with tiio money you fool away every timo you go to Uiwu. A :eed on the ground is hotter than one in tho eye. The fust is propagu run and tho other irritation. Hiring a "tinker" carpenter rathci than to pay the wages of a first-class man is a wa:;te of time and monoy ; V;i with the proper tools any fnrme> ^h..i.l l lv aide to do many of the job* himself. V) prevent u scabby crop of pota toes sonk the .seed for two hours in a solution of one-half pint of formalin (formaldehyde) in fii'icen gallons of Wiiler. Tho man who is ruled by his wifo iMialiy has a wise boss. As an experiment try some now vog t-i'able thai vou haven't grown. Put up ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
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PROCRASTINATION. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
PROCRASTINATION. You arc merely storing sorrow f ,r thu future, sago* say, if you put ofF till to-morrow things which should l>o done to-dav. When tlioro is a job unpleasant that it's up to ino to do, I attack it in the present, give a whoop and push it through; tlien my mind is froo troin troubles, and 1 sit before tho tiro pop ping com or blowing bubbles, or a whnnging at my lyre. If I said: "There is 110 hurry-that old job will do next week," there would bo a con stant worry making my old brain-pan creak. For a man knows no enjoy ment resting at tho close of- day, if ho knows that souio employment is neg leoted in that way. Tlioro is nothing more consoling at tho setting of the sun, when tho evening bells aro toll ing, than tho sense of duty done. And that soliieo eomoth never to tho jnau of backbone weak who postpones all sane endeavor till the middle of noxt week. Let us then bo up and doing, with a heart for any £ato, as tho poet said, when shooing agents from ln's garden g...
ALL THE DIFFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
ALL THE DIFFERENCE. The sort of sontimont which tho French .system of "manages do con venauco, or, in plain Kngfish, of mar riage for money, produces is well il lustrated by a story which a French paper tells. I\lario, a young Indy, announces to her parents that she has accepted tho hand of Monsieur A. "Child, you aro orazyl" exclaims Marie's mother. "]>ut why, mamma F" "Youn^ X. will have no money for many years, because it nil belongs to Ins grandfather, and after that comos bis fatbor, and you will ba old boforo /"on i^ot the property." "Hut, niainina- " "Xo huts about it-you nro n bad and uiidui ifuf child 1" "But-, mamma, it is tho granfathcr whom I've accepted PL "Tho grandfather 1 Oh, you littlo nugnl!"
THINKING OF HIMSELF. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
THINKING OF HIMSELF. Two iribh soldiers stationed Tu the West Indies were accustomed to bathe daily m a little bay whioh was genei ahy supposed to bo free from .barks, fhough on good tonus with ouch other, they wore not what might bo called fast friends. Uno day, as tliey wore swimming about one hundred yards fiom the shore, i'at observed Mike suddenly mak ing for the land as hard as he eoukl wuhout .saying a word. Wondering what was the mailer, Pat struck oa vigorously after lnm, and landed at Ills companion's heels. "is there anything wrong wid yo!" inquired Pat, fuolingiy. ..Nothing-nothing at all," replied the otltcr. "Thin what did yo make sick a sud dint rotrato for an' lavo 1110?" contin ued Pat, "JJeuad," answered Mike, coolly, "1 ^pied the lin of a big shark about twenty foot ahead, ah' I thought while ? Jie was pJayin' wid you it wuu give me time to rache tho shore I"
THE OLD RAIL FENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
THE OLD RAIL FENCE. Tt fitted well each rural scene and lent it- half its charm, The old rail fcuco, tho ragged fonce, that stalked across tho farm. It took its v.igaag course along-ran on without an ond, There cross-vinos found a placo to cling, tho birds knew it as friend; 'The lizards stretched themselves along its old gray raiJs to sun, And there the quail pipod up his call when each long day was done. This mossy-bearded pioneer has almost passed away, Where'er wo go wo seldom sco tho old rail fence to-day. It played its part and played it well another has its plaoe, Tho new wire fence that stretches on in slenderness and grace, But wo who loved it still shall miss its rugged, quiet charm, Tho old rail fence, tho ragged fence, that stalked across tho farm.
OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
(Bjr "liuaticus") The Commonwealth Meteorologist Minis up tho agricultural prospects, as indicated by the data at. lUs disposal, favorably. lie slates Unit since Feb ruary, \then a considerable portion ol the agviculuual arc-as Hi Western Au>( rami had exceptionally lkvnvy raintalis. the season there has lioon dry, and both .March and April re cords were considerably below the nor mal, Over the northern uveas oi Soul hern Aur-tmiia al*> it has been very dry, and the present outlook is ihereioro not too bright-, a good dowutali being urgently needed for cui ticaiioti, bin e's&lt;.oho)e over tho whole of iho wheat belt iroin iho constat areas of South Australia to tile Queensland downs the prospects are favorable. I'h*. nomeualiy he;\\y ranis toil in eastern New South Wales in March, and the monthly n\ords throughout the Kivorina d'sivicv were ui;o\e i he normal, as was the ca.-e also over a large part of the southern coast line of South Australia. Th&lt; so were...
ANIMAL TRAINING. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
ANIMAL TRAINING. Most people have hoard of the cul^ brnted calculating horses of Elberfeld, who can do anything up to calculating Kqunre roots, in addition to hoing pro ficient at spelling. It would now ap pear, according to the Paris press, that although these feats aro actually per formed, they are due to a very clever device. An animal trainer has in formed tlio 'Matin' that l*as utilised a system of wireless telegraphy for training animals to do all sorts of bricks. The receiver is x>laccd in the horse's bridle, whilo tho trainer or an assistant manipulates the transmitter, , | and by a code of signals, which are not J ; (hificuit to teach, the animals can be [ ' made to give any desired "answer." It j | :s suggested that this system is u.scd ! in Mic ca.su of tho celebrated Elbnrlield ] horses. Prior to tho utilisation of wire j less telegraphy, tlio trainer mentioned | employed a method of signals by means ' of a tooth-pick.
ARE RED-HEADED SWEETHEARTS JEALOUS? [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
ARE RED-HEADED. SWEET HEARTS JEALOUS? There arc varying degrees of eJor &lt;11 vile hair thai is mUiburimiuuieiy labelled ..rod," una 111 this connection the qua lities which are .supposed to run with red hair depend to a great extent on the* particular tone or shade, iironzc and ligut chestnut hair, for instance, are oiieii miscalled "red/' whilst, on the other hand, the misleading namo ..auburn" is applied to the most iluring locks imaginable. Monsieur Girouard, the French scien tist, asserts that all red-haired women are jealous, for the reason that they have* blood that is warmer and ilows more swjitiy in their veins than is the case with the blonde or the brunette. They are impulsive and hot-tempered also", but very affectionate. They make good friends and bad enemies, Ked haircd girls, as a rule, are popular with men, for red hair is usually accompan ied by a smooth, white skin and a per fect complexion. Ail tlieso qualities combined serve to make a woman very attracti...
HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT. Th© littlo cliap will work like a tiger bringing in wood and such things as long ;»s ho kuows somebody is helpiug, too. It is tha job that must be done alone that takes thu tuck out of u little fellow. .Lift a little bit with your littlo man. Make plans to give the boys a good sized plot of ground this season. Get it in shape, provide plouty of manure, and let them have all they can raise. It is a queer boy who will not be en thusiastic over such im opportunity. Tho homo Jifo is what you make it If you do your part, speaking the kind word and doing the good deed, the day never will eoiue when you are sorry. Those are things that make the heart glad, clear down to tho end of time. Better loso every cent you have in tho world than to lose the respect and lovo of your boys and girls. Don't' got a wrv neck and round shoulders looking back. All your hopes nro straight ahead. Bo tilings with a snap aud not with a banc. When a boy lacks vim in doing his work and mo...
TAMING THE SHREW. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
TAMING THE SHREW. A friend of Sotlicrn, the great conio ilian, told an anecdote of him tliq other day. Once, when hp was a member of Liiura Kcene's company, Miss. Keene, whoso temper was tem pestuous aqd violent, tool: offence and became exceedingly angry with him. I(> wus evening, and she had summon ed him to come to her room, intend ing to vent hor rage in a tirade of censure. "X linew her way," afterwards re lated Sothern, "and I did not wait for bcr to speak. ''.'Before yo,u utter a word, Miss. Keene,' I said, 'let mo turn down thq gaslight.' "I turned it down aa I spoko. ." 'What is that for ?' sho cricd, amazed as well aa enraged.. " 'Because,' I answered, ' I can bear to endure whatover you havo to say, but I cannot bear to see those beautiful eyes blazing with passion and that lp.vely faco distorted with wrath. Go on, now, and say what ever you plcaso,' "She w(t3 immediately mollified, iu\d wo were frlenda again." The American census has rovenlcd fiomo strange v/aya of mn...
MY FIGHT WITH A SPIDER. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
(V1Y FIGHT WITH A SPIDER. I r - .?-?.ir While convalescing from my first attack of swamp-fever in the Amazon jungle I hail occasion to study a most remarkable species of spider, which was a fellow-lodger in the hut I' then occupied. In size, the speci men was very respectable, being able to cover a circle of nearly sis in. ches in diameter. This spider subsists on large In sects, anil at times on the smaller varieties of birds, like finches, etc. Its scientific name is "Mygale avicu lariia." The natives dread it for its poisonous bite, and on account of its great size and hairy body. The first time I saw the pne in my hut was when i't. was climbing the wall in close proximity to my ham mock. I got up and tried to. crush it with my fist, but the spider made a lightning-quick move and stopped about five or six inches trgm whara I hit the waU. Several times I repeated the attack without success, the spider always pucceec'iing in moving before it could be touched. Somewhat out of temper...
WOBURN TUBERCOLOSIS EXPERIMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
WOBURN TUBERCOLOS1S EXPERIMENT. Tho ©xporiment i» "'o rearing calves from tuberculous &lt;\>Wb, out by the Koyal AfincuRural fcouetj at Woburu, was discussed till? recent. council meeting. . ill.&lt;Lr? A" pear to bo a low who tlmik the imest Ration was not worth the money cost, ohielly on the ground that the tacts established had been already ->C ceoted Tnere will not bo many o&lt; tli.s w'av ui thinking. It was known in ceitain quni'teiK tiiat calves lioin tu hereuios'.s parents had been roaiod Hoo lrom the disease in Denmark ;,IU' 1 uthor countries; bill reading :;co;nmt' oi distant experiments does not alwa s carry couv.c'.ion. c-l;eciaiiy in t ieu l the modern toiidoin y to iiiafiuily w i lias leeti attempt, d or achieved abroad. The Ornish iarmir likes to see loi lniuse-i, and to lane lirst hand intorma , ion on lnaUor.s that closely alleot It's ioteiW. The Webuni tnals cost loss ;liu. iiii'iiv". t sill" voted tor them, .i'li'd h iUhs not exaggera...
WOMEN'S INTERESTS [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
(By "Ambrosiuo.'') A housowifo writing in Lho "York shire Pubt'* tolls sowo of hor methods oi us ng up "odds and end. ' \ There is a vast difference between eionomy and parsimony, she says, and though! am sometimes laughed at by uiv lnemls for making uso ot various odds and ends in rather unusual ways, 1 have a great dislike to meannos m any lorm, anil do not at all approve oi short commons in any direction. 1L re-ilv m-ikes one's guests unoomlort able to lev! that there is a scarcity ot any household requisite, and yet J have staved in houses where money inn d noi have been a great considera tion, and have ns.n from the tablo after a meal with a decided ieeling oi not having had enough to eat. lhere should always, if possible^ bo plenty tor a -vut and come again, when 01,0 invites a friend, ami on a i.ay when this e.:nu«'t be deno it is eottci ;iiK to ask the guest. Tin* lojlowiug are a few of tho ways in v.ha-li 1 should eoiiinve savoury l >iO: .> i»vm remnants wlneh aie ott...
MELBOURNE LETTEN [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 16 June 1914
(From our Special Correspondent.) Tho vanning gap between * *«PPU aud demand in the matter of house! iu tho metropolitan area lws been mvon muoU prominonco Jatolj. Uin&lt;U' nig lias proceeded apace tor some unit in spite of tho fact -that cost ok ma terial and labour makes it » ublo undertaking nowadays. But stit tho cry of tho homoless is in the lano Agents aro besieged by applicants toi a place wherein to bestow tlioir Lare. and Penates. Tho average agent » not easilv embarrassed, but it is. doubtless, safe to assert that soiuo oi them would bo sutisiied to bo less sought al'tor. Konts aro, oi course, soaring. It is easy to get, returns >r This May that placo house properties lufh in'the scale oi" remuuorativo in vestments Ne\v residential areas arc being added to popular suburbs wilt astonishing celerity. . lho district winch has Malvern us its centre, it makinr particularly rapid progiess. The splendid system of oleetrio tram; wlroh has come mto existence is large ly...