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Checkmated. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
Checkmated. As most people know, when travel- \ ling by train in America, the passen- i per at the depot of departure hands ' over his luggage to the officials, and j on payment of a fee receives a metal j check, which he returns in exchange j for his trunks on arrival at his des tination. The system has its advan tages, but also its drawbacks prob ably. the fatal one of loss of the checks, for the baggage master will only hand over the luggage on receipt of the vouchers. A leading light of English Comic Opera, Miss C.P., was going from New York to Philadelphia to join a com pany. Like a prudent young lady, she packed away her dollar bills in her swanbill corsets, but her baggage checks she had left in her pocket. Pre sently she fell asleep and did not ful ly awake till, in a "semi-dozy" state, she fancied she felt a slight pull at her dress. Opening her eyes she found that a very gentlemanly looking man was sitting next to her. She put her hand in her pocket. The checks were gone. ...
SCOURING CALVES. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
SCOURING CALVES. _ From experiments carried out in j Germany it is claimed to have been discovered that sour milk given to calves from the first to the fifth day! o£ their lives, forms an excellent pre- | ventive of scour. The constant losses j —sometimes of valuable pedigree j calves—are well known in most herds, j and are attributed to the curdling of ! the milk in the stomach. The bacteria j in sour milk are supposed to act hene- ! ficially. In Germany it is called yog- j hurt, produced by adding Bacillus bul- i garicus to milk. This generates lac- I tic acid in the stomach of the calves, I which acts as a disinfectant, and pre vents the development of the hurt ful bacteria, and at the same time, sti mulates the activity of the intestine, probably by producing a ferment that destroys the bacilli which give rise to scour.
AUSTRALIAN DAIRYING. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
AUSTRALIAN DAIRYING. Within the past ten years the dairy cows of Australia have increased from,] one million to above two millions. The j butter produced in a single year reach ed about 200,000,000 lbs. The annual J export is valued at between £3,000,000 | and £4,000,000. No rural industry in j Australia more progressive and none | pays larger returns to the farmers. The | mainstay of dairying is the e;port market, and easily the largest con sumers of Australian butter abroad are the people of the United Kingdom. It might be thought that the expense of carrying butter from Australia to London would be a serious handicap upon butter-making in the Common wealth. As a matter of fact, however, the Australian dairy farmer, in point of cost, is as close to London as the dairy farmers of Ireland or Scotland. The actual contract price oV shipping butter from either Melbourne or Syd ney to London is d. per lb.
DAIRYING. CULLING OUT POOR COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
•DAIRYING. CULLING OUT POOR COWS. 1 An English dairying authority says: The elimination of the worthless ani mals should be one of the chief ob jects of the cow keeper. Milk records kept carefully and sys tematically furnish reliable informa tion which- enables a cow keeper to de tect these worthless animals; and it pays him to dispose of them at once. There are some farmers, of course, who may be tempted to rely wholly on their own judgment as far as the milking capacities of any cow is con cerned; but guess-work of. this kind can teach nothing what it costs to feed cows, nor whether such food is being economically fed in relation to the average quantity of milk produced. Milk producers need to study this question of cost of food in relation to milk yield very carefully indeed. The fact is clear that a cow giving, say, 800 gallons per annum costs practic ally no more to feed than one which only gives 600 gallons; yet, compara tively speaking, there is a loss of £6 on the latter, if...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
II. me letter staggered Hugli, aud his perplexity increased the more he thought upon it. Well done or ill-done, he felt it his duty to let Leila know exactly what had happened, and to let her know immediately, If ahe charged him with a breach of trust, he knew he would not defend him self with success, for had he not pledged his. word to her, and would a woman believe him? Upon the oth er side was the wisdom of Geraldine. How shrewd she had been; how quick to do the right thing! He began to see that all h'lB heroics in the prison were so much vain-glorious nonsense, and would never have stood the test of reason. It would have been mad ness to have carried away the lad upon the yacht, and opinion would have condemned both man and wife. Geraldine had solved the riddle. Hr had yet to learn what pri-e of Leila's affections he must pay for her wit. Would Leila condemn him. He re membered her sweetness, her despair, the gentle sorrow she had made bo brave an effort to hide from him. And h...
CHAPTER XIII. The Price of Silence. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
CHAPTER XIII-. The Price of-Silence. I Hugh returned to the Carlton Ho tel at a quarter to Ave. He was a little surprised not to find Geraldine there; hut he imagined that she might have taken Desdy to the Hippodrome or to Maskelyne's—she who had such little taste for all theatrical shows herself. Had she done so, it would have been a new victory for this ama zing child, who seemed able to bring [ anybody to his feet, and had already conquered naif the staff at the Carlton —while he was an eternal source of wonder to the matchless Joseph. Hugh was well aware of Geraldine's real affection for him, but he began to think that never would he .have her favor for Leila, but for the untoward circumstances of these later days. There are some women who can live a whole lifetime upon a volcano of profound emotions, and yet never let the world tee so much as a wraith of smoke above the inscrutable mount. Geraldine was just such a woman. There were circumstances whereun der she would have given...
Leila and Her Lover. Published by Arrangement with Ward, Luck and Co. Ltd., London and Melb. (Ail Rights Reserved.) IV. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
pa anclHer Lover. I By 4,1 aX PEMBERTON. ,:.vj Lv Arrangement with Ward, ^,'o ( London and Melb. (Ail Rights Reserved.) IV. •. iv- fca'f-pas£ three wiien ue ar .'YsTtie prison—oddly enough the ■ t-'nie he had entered one in all Ali the'great traditions of the ~-Z of Donald bad to do with the or" manhood, war, the chase, ■a ci'sps and courts of kings. He o?-n Aberfeidy Castle for a iirce he had been a iittie lad, his childish kingdom on the f'j ',-iooriand or by the rugged sea He knew little of cities, less - sordid phases of twentieth cen ■'•v .'ire. London had been for him a rit-atre wherein he had seen the C-'y from the boxes rather than from It- mils—while of the pit he had but ji'-. vifuest impressions. I r.i =!ich 2 man a prison stood at the k j;r of i"*'s purpose. He remember S'-e:ng a poor woman in Aber (f";v had returned from Edin j'.r:: gaol, and he recalled the fur ij;; homecoming of the wretched fr- —the- contempt of the spoken j:;y and the vain-glory of tne mean .5; -.vh...
How the Horse Won. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
How the Horse Won. 1 A few days after the new farmei ! had purchased a horse from a thrifty Scot he returned in an angry mood. > "Yen told me this horse had won half-a-dozen matches against some ol - the best horses in the country. Ht 1 can't trot a mile in six minutes tc ^ save himself. You lied to me!" he de 1 nounced. f "I didna lie. It was in ploughinf 3 matches he took sax prizes, calmlj * replied Sandy.
WINTER CARE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
WINTER CARE. The season is at hand that is the hardest on our ever faithful friend the horse. The raw, damp, windy or extreme cold weather, together with a little neglect, may cause the loss of a valu able horse. When a horse comes in wet from work or drive, rub htan well and cover with a warm woollen blanket. Always change to a dry blanket when the horse has cooled. Rub the legs well with a wisp of straw or a towel. Every horse is more or less warm when he comes in from a drive. Never strip off the harness or saddle and let the horse rush into a feed of oats or a trough of water. Never give water or oats to a horse until he has been in the stable some time, and has had some hay. This is a sane and safe practice and much loss can be avoided by en forcing it. Change the bit of the horse with the sensitive mouth. Take off the check, or let it out Try a large rub ber-covered bit. If the horse "drives on one line," look to his teeth at once; a sharp tooth is usually the cause..
VETCHES OR TARES. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
VETCHES OR TARES. Vetches or tares are of two distinct kinds—those sown in the autumn for spring or early summer use, and those sown in the spring which come in after the winter sowing is used up. There are few crops which yield such a large amount of succulent green food, though perhaps for special pur poses other crops are preferable, but for general use and under all condi tions tares cannot be beaten. The amount of seed required per acre is about three bushels of tares and one bushel of oats or rye, the latter bein^ sown to keep the tares off the ground somewhat and so prevent rotting in wet weather. In order to gain the full benefits from growing this green crop the sow ings should be made at different inter vals, beginning as early as possible, when the land can be prepared, so that successive cuttings, are obtained v-Mthout allowing them to become ripe. Tares are more suitable fov soiling purposes than grazing,as this latter plan is very wasteful, much of the food being tramp...
THE BUSY BEE [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
THE BUSY BEE Winter is close upon us. In the coolest of our districts bees have al ready retired, and before the monl'i is out the retirement will be general. During the warmer portions of the days, especially i£ the sun is bright, the bees will still venture out, but they will not wander far from home ii last month's advice has been ac tended to, i.e., if they are supplied with sufficient honey to carry them on till spring, or the coming breeding season. If bees are forced to go for aging on bright winter days, the sud den atmospheric changes prevent the return of many, and a good supply of food in the hive is the only remedy. I* also forms one of the best methods to keep up the warmth of the hive. On every occasion when the weather is bright and drying, remove the wraps, etc., from the hives, and spread theni out to dry. External dampness produces internal dampness, which is one of the most prolific causes of di sease. Just before sundown return the protections to the hives. The e...
"My Mother's Eyes." [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
"My Mother's Eyes." A newspaper recently invited ■ its readers to state in a few words what they considered the most beautiful thing in the world. The first prize was awarded to the sender of the answer, "The eyes of my mother." "The dream of that which we J'now to be impossible," suggested an ima ginative person, and this brought him second prize. But the most amusing thing was that which read— "The most beautiful thing in the world is to see a man carrying his mother-in-law across a dangerous riv er without making any attempt to drop her in."
MODERN CHEESE-MAKING [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
MODERN CHEESE-MAKING, "" la ordinary work wo liave long boon used to "pasteuring" milk for the pur pose either of preserving it or of en suring good butter being made. This idea is now being extended to the manufacture of cheese, and a "re search bulletin," issued by the Univer sity of Wisconsin, gives the result of two years' experiments on this line. The milk is first of all "pasieurised" by raising it to a temperature of from 160 deg. to 1G5 deg. JFahr. This, of course, is for the purpose of getting rid of all deleterious microbes and ' taints which may be now non-microbie. After this the milk is acidulated by a. very small quantity of hydrochloric aoid, and then ail allowance of pure bacteria cultuvo or "starter" is added —tho said culturo being the ordinary lactic acid bacillus. After this the rennet is added, and tho whole process now goes forward in a straight metho dical manner. Under the old methods it must be acknowledged that in spite of all the advances that have been, m...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
CLOSER SETTLEMENT FARM ALLOTMENTS Application is invited for Farming Areas on the Undermentioned Estates— Suitable for wheat growing and sheep farming. Estate. District. No. of A Nerrin Nerrin Streatham 12 Mt. Widderin Skipton 5 Pannoo Echuca 4 Marathon and Willow Grove Echuca 4 Cremona Yea 6 Eumeralla Hamilton 2 Allambee Yarragon 16 Moyhu Wangaratta 2 Bona Vieta Warragul 8 Kilmanv Park Sale 9 Boisdale Maffra 15 Suitable for dairying and mixed farming. Dairying and Beet Growing. Allotments suitable for Agricultural Laborers', Workmen's and Clerks' Homes are available as under:— Agricultural Laborers-—Allambee Estate, 2 allotments. t" » t" Workmen's Homes, Pender's Grove Estate, 4 allotments; Bona Vista, 3 allotments. All Crown granti which may be Issued to the leasee at the o d of any half-year after the first twelve years have expired, on payment of the balance of the purchase money, will be subject to a condition that the owner for the time being of the land, or a member of his fa...
NHILL TELEPHONE SUBSCRIBERS [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
NHILL TELEPHONE SUB SCRIBERS Cut this out at once and paste it on a sheet of cardboard, and hang it be side your telephone. f 1 Young Bros. 2 Noskc Bros, 3 A and J Mcintosh *4 J L Barnes" 15 J J Meagher, not in [usoj »6 "Free Press" Office 7 Kozininsky's Hotel ( S Ryan and Bond 19 Dr Ryan 10 Manfield and Murphy* 11 Goldsworthy, Coles, and Co2 3 12 Trumhle and Palmer 13 Hagelthorn and Bolton 14 Stedmsn, Proudfoot, and'Douglas 15 T TV Durant 16 Shire Hall 17 Broadbent Bros. 18 Dr Shanasy 19 C H Towns 20 Brent and Co. •21 Rintoule's Hotel 22 Police Station 23 Mrs O'Callaghau 24 Kemp's Hotel 2o J 0 Macdouald 26 J Shanasy 27 James Brown 28 Railway Station 30 M E Kaiu 31 Rodda and Paterson 32 J Darling and Sou; 33 A Bongiorno 31 Henderson aud'McIlratli"} 35 Father Jones 36 J A Anderson 37 Hicks & Co 38 J Scott 39 E C Davis 40 J and A Day 41 C Fritsch " rii ill i ir>
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
Guns; :Guns Guns Boswell's, Lefeyer's, JET olio way'. s PRICES PKOM 30s TO £40. ANY TRIAL ARRANGED~BEFQRE BUYING. THREE TONS CARTRIDGES CARTRIDGES CARTRIDGES CARTRIDGES Amborito Smokeless Diamond Itubys Marvels Just landed direct from the factory. REASONABLE PRICES. JOHN L. BARNES, Builder, Contractor, etc., JThill. Siiirc of Lowau. NOTICE. REGULATIONS MADE BY THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT. Every person who serves food, • liquorB, refreshments, or causes or allows the same to be served in any licensed premises or restaurant or bar or counter or refreshment stall or booth or dining room or tea room or other place where drinking vessels or plates or other vessels or spoons or forks or knives are used in common, shall cause every such drinking vessel or plate or other vessel or Bpoon or fork or knife to be thoroughly cleansed immediately after use. O'T In Bny of the aforementioned j • • places named or described in Regulation 26 of these Regulations 1 where clean water under pressure is...
Not Her Sort. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
Not Her Sort. After he had fallen upon his knees and kissed her hand she said: "Before I answer 'Yes' or 'No,' there are some things I would like to ask 'you. Do you ever drink or gamble?" "No," he eagerly replied. "I do not know what the taste of liquor is; I have never defiled my lips with to bacco. I have never uttered a profane word in my life. I have never even played bridge where a prize was at stake." She looked at liim thoughtfully .for a moment, drew a long sigh, and then asked: "Have you ever broken a woman's heart?" "Ah, how can you ask me that?" he almost reproachfully answered. "If I had ever spoken words of love to another I would not deem myself worthy to touch the hem of your gar ment. I have never cared for anyone but you. I have never kissed any wo man except my mother. I have never given any girl cause to utter one sor rowful sigh. Yours is the first dear, soft little hand that I have ever held in my own. Never before to-night have I looked into any girl's eyes as...
SCHEME THAT COLLAPSED. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
SCHEME THAT COLLAPSED. "Takin' 'im into tho 'orspital," an nounced tlio lady to the insido passen gers of a bus, as sho gave a frightened iooking boy by licr sidiJ a vigorous shake. "Dunno wot boys are comin' to nowadays. I'm sure. Can|t trust 'em nowhere. Nobody needen't shrink away as if they was afraid o' gottin' the black plague," sho continued, glaring at a timid-looking man whe liad shifted his seat. "I nover heard as 'ow swallering dominoes was ketchin'." "Swallowing dominoes," camo in a chorus from tlio passengers. "Sefc 'im to mind tlio baby for ten minutes," explained tho lady, "and 'o gits doin' conjuring tricks with tho dominoes, and bolts the double-five by accident." I Tho timid gentleman exp/.csscd an opinion that tlio consequences were I likely to be serious. "An' so they ought, to be," snapped ilie lady ; ''it'll learn ':m better, p'r'aps." And, not) »ing that the boy liad stopped crying, sho started liiifc. off again with another shako. "Wot makes mo so wild, thoug...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 1 May 1914
A GOOD BUSINESS SUIT AT A REASONABLE PRICE MADE TO YOUR-MEASURE. I J for 35/ 8 Try one o£ these 8 Suits and you will be agreeably surprised at tlicir marvellous value ■—you have the pick of the largest variety in Australia of Suitings 8 in the latest shades and designs to choose from. all one PRICE. Ordering elsewhere is sheer waste of money) as the Suit I make for 35/- is equal to anything else at 70/-. B. Patterns, S.M. form and tape sent to any address. Fit and Style Guaranteed. W. H. BRUCE, the people'S tailor. 159 bourke street, melbourne. I I A Bracing Tonic Fuller & Johnson Farm Pump Engine. A small portable engine that can be used to work any hand-power machine. Place it where you want it, with out any special fixings, and it will work without any at tention and at the cost of one penny per hour. Hitch it to your pump, separator, vv.nnower, churn, washing machine or fire hose, and you will be delighted with the result. PRICE £35. Write for Full Particulars. di-:p " •...