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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
AlE YOU AFFLICTED with DYSPEPSIA, CONSTIPATION, KIDNEY TROUBLES, BACKACHE, ACHING I1MBS, or LIVER COMPLAINTt If so, safe remedies are within your reach at a nominal cost, CLEMENTS TONIC and FLETCHER'S PILLS have never yet failed to cure the worst cases. General debility, nervonsness, weakness, and general com. plaints of the digestive and nervous systems are promptly cured by these reliable remedies. They are prepared byscientificprocesses, and are not merely mechanical mixtures made only to "gull the public." The renown CLEMENTS TONIC and FLETCHER'S PILLS have won in Australaeiais proof of the fact that they stand preeminent for their special classee of dieeases- No remedies ever sold gave such entire satisfaction to their patrons, and evidence is forthcoming from every city, town, and village to prove their virtues. No doubt can now exiet as to their value, but purchasers must be careful to get the genuine articles as many unscrupulous traders will attempt to palm offa substitute ...
The Word a Horse in Accomplish. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
The Word a Hot~0 e Accom plislj A horse will travel four and a half minutes at a w yards in two minutes at a trat; 400 : minute at a gallop Theus. The le t at urser day." A o f o -50 twent five miles per daytr ol - hours. An average draught hot willt da? 1,a10t. twenty-three mileu os on a level road, eight of wagon i?T\ eI ?e average aight of a horseis Ia 1olb~b. ie strength is equivalent to that of five s rengt amount a horse can pull i a~hi ne ??st 900tb., but he en don on tentaril; in continued enertion pro b?ly1 this is h. limit. He attains hisgrow lee eos the will live twenty-five yea,, e iteen ears. A horse i erage suten "d senvyente dy without enti? .I seventeen only five dis onsolid h .inng, but
A Peculiar Disease. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
S pecullar Disease. THE fretting and wearing cares of business, domestic relations, political life, other affairs, with laborious brain-work, social dissipation, and uhygienio habits, have caused such an increase in the number of invalfds from nervous exhaustion, that this disease is now recognised as a distinct malady. Bodily health and welfare are neglected for wealth, position, honor and distinction. The business mas, by close application to his bunsmnes, hurried and irregularmeals, loss of sleep and the neglect of exercise, at last finds his health failing and himself incapable of meeting the demands on his energies. So it is with a grest spasy people, They eat in a burry, sleep as if in a hurry and very little, toil long and late, with little or no recreation, until falling health warns them of this sad neglect of duty. This tendency, which is hecoming general, has for its outcome but one result-impairment of the physical and incapacity of the mental energies. Ask a physician w...
The Peach Leaf Curl. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
The Peach Leaf Curl. Fraitgrowere who have suffered loss from what is kuown as curl.leaf disease in their peach trees will be glad to learn that a4 effectual remedy has been discovered. As article in the "American Agriculturist," de tailing the results of experiments at the Michi gan Experiment Station, contains the following remarks : This disease seems to be no respecter of localities, and the character of the soil has bat little effect, accept that it is less prevalent speO high and dry soils than on those that are wet and cold. The true leafrcurl is caused by a parasitic funegus which attacks the interior tissues of the leaves. As a result, they become thickened and puffed out, and frequently take on a decidedly curled appearance. In severe cases the leaves have a whitish leek, the color being due to the multitude ofat moinuts white spores that are developed by the fungus. The leaves thus affected generally drop from the trees, and if the conditions are favorable to the growth o...
Depth to Sow Wheat [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
Depth to -Sow Wheat --o- Most interesting, valuable tests with wheat continue to be made, and reported on at the American experimental stations. The follow. ing is from Ohio, a famous cmai.e anud wheat section: Depth for Covering.-In the overage of four years experimente wheat covered liu, or less hsa producdat the rate of 31 bushele per acre; that covered 2in. has produced :.5 bushels, and that covered 3in. 34 bushels. Judging from a smaller number of experiments it d?es notseem advisable to easow deeper than lit. Drilling and Rollmg.--In the average of six years, wheat sown with a roller-press drill has yielded about 8 per cent, more than that sown with the ordinary drill. Moreu or less increase bas followed the roller.press in alaset erery season but a single trial has given results un favorable to the use of the common roller after seeding, Broadcasting v. Drilling.--lroadcast wheat has last year yielded about the same as that drilled; but in the average of live years the produc...
The Encampment. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
SThe Encampment. Captain Lloyd, of the local Mounted Rifes has kindly supplied us with the following remarks by the officer pom manding, on the late encampment: ATT , rpxcc..--Good, but a great many who put dawn their names, even in the final dist, did not come. The attendance of saddlers was good, and they did their work (which was con tinuous) to the entire satisfaction of the commanding officer. The atten dance of farriers was very bad. The farrier major was the only representa tive. 4.rrjngements must be made at futureoamps for 8 proper number of farriers to attend. APPEoRAwcE--MtT AND OeosES. Men were much smarter in appearances than has sometimes been the case. Hair was in a few instances rather too long. Tne turnout for dismounted parade on Monday after a long morning in the scrub, . was excellet. Horses were on the whole good, some very good, and there were fewer "' weedy" ones, more care was bestowed on them in camp than has been heretofore. BOovs.-4O improvemen? poticed in...
Melbourne Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
IecJlbourne Letter. -,o: [nv nUR .olvwr CO.RRSPOsDoNT.Ij SINca the past fall ip the price of wheat, ,considerable Anterest is being evinced in .ther "small industries" connected with ,agriculture, amongst them the .cultivation of flax. There is a large home market for this product, which will take much time before producers overtajce, owing to the fact that dax fibre enters ieto the composition of a large'.number of materials in daily use amongst the community. One great advan. - age the flax Industry possesses over others is this-it gives profitable employment to both an agricultural and manufacturing population. The United Kingdom, in addi. tion to.what she raised locally, imports close on aoo,ooo tons of fibre, principally from the Baltic' ports'; for manufacturing purposes. Flax grows excellently in this colony. Mr. McKenzie, of Yarram, and several other gentlemen in the same neighbourhood have harvested splendid crops this season. They ,anticipate a return of art peracre net. B...
Commercial. LIVE STOCK REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
Commereial. .o: I,1VE STOCK BlPO1T. Fat Sheep.-Only 18,000 yarded, the bulk of which consisted of middling descriptions with a scarcity of prime. There was a fair demand for good and prime qualities at fully late rates, with a slight tendency to improve. ment, especially in heavy crossbreds, which were in much shorter supply then in last week's market, while other sorts were in dull request, but no alteration in prices can be quoted. Prime eroesbred wethers from 10l lid to 1.s lid; eatra prime and heavy do, do, from 1Qs to 138; prime crossbred ewes, from 8s ld to 10s, a few extra do, do, at 1s lid; prime merino wethers (early shorn), from Os ld to lse; prime merinowethers (late shorn), from 8s to tse good do, do, from 78 to Ss Od; middling do, do, from m s ld to ls 0d; best merino ewes, from os lid to 7a; others, from !s. Fat Oattle.-.4,000 were penned, best des, criptions realisedlate rates, while for other sorts thedemand was inactive,but nomaterial change in values was noticeable...
General News. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
.Eleneral News. o: . . A deficit of £400,ooo expected for the financial year ending June next. Final match for the metropolitan pen. nant takes place next Saturday between East and North Melbourne. An attempt made by the authorities of the state of South (arplina tp enforce the new liquor law has led to serious and sanguinary riots in the county of Darling. ton. Twenty.one detectives, who were employed in enforcing the law, were driren by the rioters into a swamp and killed. Several citizens were also killed and many were woundpd. The state troops werp ordered to proceed to Darlingtqn County, but they refused and were consequently disbanded. The Minister of Mines, like other epple, is surprised to find so many men eaving Victoria to search for gold in the ,arched.deserdao Wes; Australia, when they might with even less enterprise fi?4 good gold in this colony, and plenty of water as well. Mr. Cosmo Newbery has just made an assay of quartz sent to the Mines department by a prospector ...
The Slime in the Separator Bow. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
The Slime in e Separator Boý The consituents of th me that gather in considerable quantity i the separator bowl after it hasbeen skimim r severalhourshave occasionedexhanetive dis mion and investga tion m the United State;. According to the " American Creamery"-- oural published in the interests of dairying ppmts--until lately many investigators maaatined that it was almost pure butter fat, wl4l others contended that it was dirt and foreiglatter that gathered in the bowl. Recently n4rosopical examina, tions of this clime have be made, and it has beenfound to be largely aposed of casein and foreign matter. It also can'a large number of bacteria, greatly-atra to soy-in excess of the quantity contained i the whole milk in which they originated, a ? s affording con. vinciug proof of the .aidity with which bacilli multiply if the milkI even in the slight eelt degreimpregnated e4teleaving the cow's udder. There is not an u nally great amount of butter fat in the slim ut what there is, acc...
AGRICU[?]URAL. Good J[?]ys. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
-AGRICUIiuRAL Good Jyr-, Mr Valancey Ea. Full?. ?~y he was governed by the followa o ?dertions in selecting Jerseys for the d' F er ._r i. Cows which, by i tsm tofere made or by oil tests, showed at b under most ad? vantagous cfroa mstanCe~un? t of 211b. of butter per week tetest was less than this standard, if eni, it seemed that the cars, feed, distance f 'viag, age, eta, showed that there was ?babl apacity of 2lb., all other matters, satisfactory, he didnotrejectber. The ? to make 2llb. per week had to be ae:L??jedb a 2. Constitution cpa11 standing a high pressure in feeding; of rug bhe from home surroundings to new qua where a crowd, noise and other . lijturbemeaijn would be encountered; au to mslecontit?gencies it was absolntely necer.~nt she should be a cow of. 3. Placid disposotion tar as one could judge by hauodlng her in pasture and barn and by her eye. Cows lg any evidence of a nervous disposition w"discar?ed without the slightest hesitation. was also deemed essentially ne...
An Astronomical Puzzle. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
An Astronomical Puzzle. The great size, durableness and special character of the red spot of Jupiter have naturally attracted much discussion, and a number of theories have been broached to ex plain the nature of the spot and to account for its long durance. Some writers have re* ;arded it as part of the solid material of Jupiter,bnt this theory is praotioallynegatived by the fact that it has shown an irregularity of motion Unless we admit that the rotation period of Jupiter is extremely variable, and has experienced considerable retardation in recent years, we cannot allow that the red spot forms a portion of the sphere. Others believe the spot to represent acondensation of material floating or suspended above the sur face of the planet, and that variations of motion and tint are impressed upon it by the action of the Jovian atmosphere, which is constantly in a state of turmoil. Another idea has been mooted to the effect that the spot may possibly be an opening in the atmosphere, t...
POPULAR SCIENCE. Self-Control. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
POPULAR SCIENCE. Self-Control Allowing excitement and losing one's temper takes all sweet and pure feeling out of life. You may get up in the morning with a cheerful and joyous heart, and start out for the day as happy as a bird, but if at some slight provocation you give way to your temper, the joyous feeling vaniebshes, and a load as heavy as lead is rolled upon the heart, and you go through the day disturbed and feeling like a culprit. The only way to be a comfort to yonurelf or to others isto keepeelf control, and in all circumstances cherish a cheerful spirit.-Annorr. .-0
A Manure Basin. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
A Manure Basin. --o It is a common illustration with those who would hold up the farmer's ignorance to view, that the practice still largely ezists of allowing the esence of the manure heap to drain away at its own sweet will. The different plans adopted by farmers to protect the fertilising propertcies of the heap are numerous. Some prefer to allow the liquid to run into a recep tacle. and spray it over the heap occasionally, which is an excellent practice. Others use the liquid directly for manurial purposes, but all are ed that its preservation is necessary. The following is the plan which a prominent farmer and experimentalisaht adopts, theprinciple being applicable to all farms. In stacking the manure on fields it should be universally fol lowed: A largo basin was scooped up, some ift. deep in the middle and gently sloping to all sides, so that a henavilyloaded waggon can be pulled up without unduly straining the team. The bottom was found to be of a clayey nature, so that seep...
Battles and Losses [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
Battles and Losses -o At Canane, where the Romans sustained the worst defeat they ever experienced, there were 114,000 men on the field, of whon 35,000 werekillea. At the battle on the Thrasymene, where Hannibal defeated the Romans, there were 05,000 men engaged, of whom 17,000 were killed. At Uettysbure 140,000 men fought on the union and confederate sides, of whom 8000 were placed here de combat. After the surrender of the Turks at Plovna, the Russians took posesession of 17,000,000 dols worth of arms. AtBorodno 250,000 French and Russians fought, and the dead and wounded numbered 78,000. During theretreat frrmMoecow, the French lost or threw away over 600,000 muskets. At Waterloothere were 145.000 men on both aides, of whom 51,000 were killed oer dieabled, There were 402,000 men on the field of Sadewa, of whom 33,000 were killed or dis. abled. At Austerlitz l70,000 men were engaged,and the dead and wounded numbered 23,000. At Gravelotte 320,000 men were.egaged, of whom 40,000 wer...
Short Skirts. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
Short Skirts. A writer in the London "Daily I'ews" says "there really seems to be no reason why ladies who have confidence in their ankles should not wear short skirts. These are not indecorous, they do not drag in duet and mud, and most women wear them in the Highlands and ons the Alps. "Dear Lucy Stone," we hear, was at the Conference; she had been a Bloomer, and was not ashameed of it. Why ahould shs have been ashamed ? Ridicule killed "blooming," but people should not mind ridicule. All great innorators have been laughed at. '"It is," says a lady, "the Psychic moment for short skirts." This lady, not unnaturally, had become confused at Chicago. The Psychic people did hold a conference, but their talk was of ghosts, not of short skirts, which they regard as indifferent. The' psychological moment' was what Mrs Malaprop, of Psychago, I mean Chicago, had in her mind." These are the sentiments of a man of taste and observation.
A Natural Narcotic Water [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
A Natural Narcotic Water There is, or till very recently was, a stream flowing from a thountain sidenear Butte Creek, in Plumas County, U.S.A., which possessed very strong narcotic qualities. Its water only differed in taste from that of other springs by bein&more brackish. Less thsa hualfepoi thirst have died under its effects. It has long been known to the Indians, who have given it a name which means in English "The lig Sleep Water." Superintendent Stout, of the U.S. Geological Survey, visited the spring in the summer of 1890, and then found the carcases of five deer, as well as those of many smaller animals, lying either dead or insensible beside it. As far as is known the water has never been analysed, a fact which certainly says little for the scientifie ardor of M-r Superintendent Stout and hie subordinates.
HINTS FOR HOUSEKEEPERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
HINTS FOR HOUSEKEEPERS. Cream boiled makes the cottee richer, and does not chill it. Suet and lard keep better in tin than in earthenware, as the latter absorbs them. To polish zinc wash clesan, wipe dry, and rub with a woollen rag moistened with coal oil. Do not boil turnips or carrots or any other vegetables along with meat, as both are spoiled thereby. Dressers and meat andbread boards can be kept sweet and whiter by scouting with sand soap than by mere scrubbing, as the sandre moves the soiled surface and leaves a new one.
Home and Fireside. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
Home and Fireside, To CoLEA MAL:nrE.-Thereis apasie fo clea ing marble, it is composed of American pearlash or potash mixed with powdered whiting and water to the consistency of cream. Apply it with a wooden apron or piece of fiat stick to the part discolored, and remove after a few minutes. One cr two applications may be necessary if the stain be of long standing ; in any case, repeated short applications are preferable to a singlepro. tracted one, as the potash, being caustic mits nature, wouldin time act injuriously upon the F cr' arth minxed to a aste wti e is often used. It is allowed to dry on the marble, and is then rubbed off. Washing soda, with half its volume of pumice powder, and ditto of powdered chalk, made intno apaste with water, is an excellent means of cleans. iag, thoughthe pumice is apt, with friction, to deaden or remove the polishof the marble. Ink stains may be removed by saits of lemon, or, better still, by diluted hydrochlorie acid. If the latter is used too ...
Illustrations. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 6 April 1894
Illustrations. I No. 1 shows a cape of serge, trnmmed with black braid. The samecape may be made in vianna, tweed or Amazon cloth, and trimmed as shown. No. 2 shows a smaart frock for a little girl. It may be made of almost any material. The skirt isfurnished with a double flounce ; the slesves are puffed, ending in a coat eleeve cuff ; double revers open off a silk vest. The sash should bhoof the same material.