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A SUGGESTION FOR THE BOYS. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 2 December 1914
A SUGGESTION FOR THE BOYS. Here, lads, hero's n .way to got one in on dad. He is slow on the ques ton of iuoerne, isn't h»P Won't grow on your farm, "h? Ho knows it's a (rood thing—all right in some places but no good on vour farm—is that the contontton? Well, why not propart' an aero and have a £o at it yourselves? How long would it take yeuP No time! What wonld it cost? A few shillings. And buppose it taught you, and, incidentally, dad, that ten acres would make a big difference to the family income. Tould it ho worth it? Have a uo at it.
THE JUDGE QUALIFIED. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 2 December 1914
THE JUDGE QUALIFIED. In a Baltimore court one woman was suing another for slander. When the plaintiff was put on the witness-stand lier attorney saiil to her; "Now, mad am, just toll the court what the de fendant said to you " . "Oil, I cannot," she hesitatingly re plied , "But. mudnm, you must," tho at tornoy insisted. "The whole case hangs upon your testimony." "Hut it isn't, fit for any decent per son to hear." replied the witness. "Ah, in that case," answered the attorney, "juj-t step up to tho judge and whisper it in his oar." I ! "Ghosts? Why, of course, there are ghosts," : nid a man at the club re cently. "Churchyards are full of them. After lio's been kicked and cuffed aud abused all his life, where is tho man whoso ghost, especially on these balmy, summer evenings, doesn't enjoy a quiet sit-down in tho moon light in order to read his opitah"
SWISS AMAZONS. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 2 December 1914
SWISS AMAZONS. Switzerland lias mobilized to defend her neutrality.. Swiss women want to fight by the sido of tlioir men folk, be lieving that wax, is inovitablo, and many of tho women are splendid rifle shots. In tlio Canton of Aragau it is reported Unit two young women in uniform, with their hair cut oil', tried to bo enrolled recently, but forgot tho fact that they had to undergo a medical examination, which ordeal they refused to faco. How they obtained their uniforms and arms is not known. In tho streets, trains ami cafes you can often hear the phraso from Swiss women, "I don't mind going to tho war and fighting. My husband has gone; what can I do alone." In tho Alpino districts, ami in tho small villages in Switzerland, tho women, old and young, aided by okl men, aro gathering in the crops slow ly, even small childron helping, as the male population liavo disappeared to join tho arniy. Old women "exports" may bo soon cutting tho hay. Hoth tho grain and fruit crops aro very goo...
PARIS STORY OF AN HOTEL MANAGER. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 2 December 1914
PARIS STORY OF AN HOTEL MANAGER. "He's beoti shot; oTor a, hundred epice havo boon shot at Vincennea and La Muotte.'' This Frenchman was spooking of on hotel manager I used to know a little writoH tho Paris correspondent of the London "Daily Mail." His hotel is off tho Champs-Elyeocs, n place of soft carpet and inlaid wood, marble and palms. Ho was ono of thoso suavot seM-posscssed German or Austrian hotel managers who make on you an uncanny impression of omniscience. Thoy Bpcsik every European Umguo without a trace *>f faltering; thoy know tho name of ihc best hotel, and uro personally acquainted with ts manager in ovory* city of Europe. Thoy can give you detailed directions for the most 'complicated journey without open ing a singlo time-table, and their in formation ih riglit to tho last particle. Thoy know at what station tho dining ear is put on. and they impress you to remember that tho train leaves Kloin stadt-am-Fluss twenty minutes earlier this month than the time mentio...
HE OBEYED. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 2 December 1914
HJ5 OBEYED. "Did .yovi uielu'or my message 10 .ur. Smith?" ask od tho merchant. Now Oflico 23oy: "No sir; ho was out, and tho ofHee» was locked up." "Well, why didn't you wait as 1 tokl you?" "Thero "wiis a !.otii:o ou the door, Mr, sayug 'Rotytm at once/ so I cntno a? quick as I could 1" Concefrc/iuK tho CommonwoiiUh noto issue, tibo Minister of Defonce, replying to a question n tho Seuato on tr*** (Jay, said it was tact that £500,000 in notos liad bean issued recently and placed in circulation, hut it was not truo that most of tho notos had not beon absorbed and returned to tho Treasury;
CHATTER. I chatter, chatter, as I go. A CAMP SUNDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 2 December 1914
OHATTEB. I chatter, chatter, as I e° A OAMP SUNDAY. "Never boon m camp I' said tne } voice on tho telephone. "Not boon in camp—corao down with mo to-morrow." There being, as it fteomcd, no two ways about it—wo wont. Dust-colored tents on . a flat, bare plain. Not half tho tonta and not half tho dust that woro thoro beforo, wo arc told, Not half tho men cither. That is in number. For tho rest, as dear old Dogberry says "Comparisons ore odorous," but we hoard what tho Colonel thought of his mon, and what other folk thought of tho second con tingent, and perhaps it would not be wise to put in print lest tho said con tingent bo told an become unduly up* lifted. Tliat reminds me. Wo saw some of tho work of the Choor Up Our Boys" Society. Very cood it was. I havo only one fault to find with that so ciety, and that is that its naino is a little misleading. Firstly, they arc not boys, but men, stalwart ones at that, Secondly, so far as I could seo, they did not show tho slightest symptom of...
INCREASING CALF REARING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 2 December 1914
INCREASING CALF REARING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. Various circumstances in the United Kingdom have recently combined to direct attention to tlie desirability of rearing a larger number of cons so as to insreaso the homo supply of fat and store cattle. There is first of all, tho improved prices for beef, which are likely to cotinuo, because the farmers of North America have practically ceased to contribute . this article to British markets, and the States non compete for a portion of the surplus from South America. So far the Argentine has been able to meet the demand, but tliero are indications that it may be found difficult to maintain the output on the necessary scale. Tlie meetings of several of the South Am erican companies have shown that pro fits have diminished owing to the high er value of tlie cattle, and unless there is a substantial profit, the impetus to he requisite largo expansion will be lacking. Then ,the interruption of trade from Ireland, owing to the foot and mouth q...
PROFITABLE AND UNPROFITABLE COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 2 December 1914
PROFITABLE AND UNRROFIT ' ABLE COWS. Onl.V ft .rich man con afford to keep' unprofitable cows. Sometimes it is said that a man, i.nless lie is well-off, cannot afford to own good cows, but that is not true. If lie can afford to own any, ho can afford to own the best. The man who refuses to take the necessary steps to secure a good cow. must work double time to get any profit ,and wait years before he can breed up to a higher standard. It has to be realised at the beginning that it is bettor to put all the money in hair a dozen good cows, than in a dozen inferior ones. The profits of dairying depend entirely upon the cows and the system of raising feed and gving it to the animals. It lias been proved that good, not fancy bred, cows have made £10 profit per year, net for their own ers. after the cost of feed had been de ducted, and all other charges. If one good cow will make that profit, a herd of 10 or 20 should net a fairly good income. This can be done in almost any region where g...
LIME WATER. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 2 December 1914
LIME WATER. The most serviceable method of util ising liine in the dairy.s in the form of lime water, which may be used indis criminately and with the utmost free dom. It is iimoculoits or non-poison ous, and its use will not injure milk or cream in any degree. Lime is a necessary constituent of the hard and soft tissues of the body. Slaked lime is but sparingly soluble in water. A saturated solution is found only to con tain 10 grains to the pint, or about .1 too spoonful to a gallon of water, and this knowledge J uiders its preparation very simple ill the dairy. No mutter how much lime may bo placed in a tank or cask and filled up, the water will only dissolve or absorb a certain amount. Allow it to settle. When it becomes clear, odourless solution, with an earthy, fuline, and feeble caus tic ^taste. "When the cask oe tank is empty, fill it up again, stir veil, and allow it to settle, and use as before. Eventually the lime becomes dissolved and exhausted, and. this can bo de tecte...
AUSTRALIA AND THE INDIAN MUTINY. THE LAST LINK SEVERED. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 2 December 1914
AUSTRALIA AND THE INDIAN MUTINY. THE LAST I INK SEVERED. Ono of tho Inst links connecting Aus tralia with the Indian mutiny of 1857 wns snnppod in Forth, Western Aus tralia, u few days ago, whan Pto. Wil liam Honry Syinons, formerly of tho 1st Battalion of llio Duko of Cornwall's Light Infantry, answered to tho roll call lor tho Inst time. Few who no ticed tho tall ficnre of tho old commis sionaire standing at tho entranco to tho Economic Stores, at tho corner of Hay and William Streets, Perth, hud any idea that as a young 1111111 ho played his part with tho "illustrious garrison" in tlint magnificent defence of Lucknow which lasted for five months, until tho brare defenderu were finally relieved by Sir Colin Campbell. Pto. Symoua, who wns 77 at ilio time of his death, joined the 32nd regiment at Plymouth in 1856, and shortly afterwards left for India. When file mutiny broke out tho following year, tho 32nd was sta tioned at Lucknow, and it wns upon it that the whole defence of the ...
HE GOT HIS ANSWER. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 2 December 1914
HE GOT HIS ANSWER. An iild farmer was noted for boasting about the products of liis farm. So 0110 day a neighbor, thinking to take a rise uut of liim. sent his man to ask if ho could have tlio loan of his crops cut saw to cut a turnip up, so as to get it into his cart. He was not qui to sure, however, that ho had had this best of it when he recoivod the following reply: , "You should l'.avo bad the saw with pleasure, but I nave just got it fast in a potato." Maizo is a gross feeder, and may bo depended upon to mako good use of an ever so abundant supply of plant food. H is for this reason, particulnr l.v well adapted to occupy that place in the rotation where humilifying vege table matter and a fairly liberal sup ply of barnyard n-r nnro unito to supply largo quantities of plant-food suitablo for root, leaf, and stem growth, rather than for seed production.
LORD KITCHENER'S INFLUENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 2 December 1914
LORD KITCHENER'S INFLUENCE. When driving one day in Egypt. Lord Kit&lt;4iener noticed an old man in the street, whom he recognised as an acquaintance from the Soudan. 'Die ConBul-General ordered the driver to stop, and invited tho old man to take a seat in tho carriage. So tho two drove together through the town to tho place to which the Soudanese want ed to go. A few days later the dark friend of Lord Kitchener was seen hovering about the British Agency. At last an officer asked I im what lie wanted. "I should s :,lke to drive out with Lord Kitchener once more," the old man replied. "Why?" the tfiicer asked. "You see," the Soudanese answered, naively, "after my friends and acquain tances saw mo sitting at the sido of Lord Kitclioner, iliey camo to me one after tho other, and from ono 1 re ceived £5, from another £2, from oth ers £1, and forty piastrees from the very poorest. They all believed 1 could speak in their favor to El Lord. "And," the i Id man added, "1 6hould very...
OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 9 December 1914
OF RURAL INTEREST (Uj "llustiois.") _ Tho splendid rain luus mado it pos sible lor ninny :i nian on the land to join tile ranks of tho fellows wlio luug'u—whom it is always good to moot iiiKi who aro welcome everyivhoro. Of course, it came too late to save tho season from taking place with tho worst this country lias ovor known; but there wero bonolitfc in that downpour which aro not to bo despised and which roliovo tension in many ways. Its offect was iustaiitiinoous in promoting activity in rural callings and in the many other callings that aro directly connected thorewith. The break, coming as it did, almost at the banie period of the year that former bad droughts have broken, brings hope that there will bo it favorable autumn and that it will not be noce6sary to wait'lor a wholo year lor tho turn of tho tide towards renewed prosperity for tho producing interests; which means renewed pros perity for most other of our interests, alsav Tlie SK-cumits of the Governor 'a tour through...
MELBOURNE LETTER [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 9 December 1914
MELBOURNE LETTER (From our Special Oorro»pondent.) Wo aro all farmers when it comes to the pinch. Many whoso holdings range from a suburban tenement on a lot "Oft. by 5l)ft. to a sumptuous suito of offices in Collins-street, do not realise it until the country is in tho throes of a drought, but the fact has been brought homo to all during tho past l'ow months. There is none ho high or low in tho scale who have not come to understand something of the personal interest 1 everyone lias in the farm. Consequently tho rejoicing wheu the rain oame was general in the widest sense of the term j and by no meaus perfuuetory. Of course it came too late to raise the cloud of depression that has settled upon the ronwnunity as a result of tho lean year, but it is recognised that it ameliorates tho positiou of many of those on the laud in some measure at least, and we are accordingly thankful for the portion of tho loaf that came down with those stoad}', soaking show ers. A reference to the fool's ...
THE MASTER PASSION. CHAPTER XXVIII. LORD BELGRAVE GOES TOO FAR. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 9 December 1914
-THE * PIASTER PASSION. CUAl'TElt XXVI11. LOKD DEIjOKAVE GOES TOO PAH. Whilst Vnl Heresford was drifting to wards perdition 011 the bosom of the Thames, Ida Duval was sis surely drift ing anywhere but hoavonward as fil ki strolled through the dceponing shadows with Lord Belgravo by her side. Sho wiib not listening to him, not even thinking of him; her heart hail sunk in deepest dejection, and her mind wan hilly occupied with wondering whether she had lieen really an important fac tor in Heresford's ruin. To nay good byo to a friend is always a trying pro ponding, especially if that friend hap print to be the only one you have, and he tells you that it is on your account that lie is going into exile. Was he afraid for her- The colour deepeued in her cheeks, whilst her heart beat fast, but not with love, Ho was very dear to hor, as a true comrado in mis fortune, but only one man had the power to stir hor pulses, and it was not . fleresford, nor yet her husband. " You aro tired," said ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 9 December 1914
QUASV5BATOOK, Thursday, December 17. COMMERCIAL HOTEL. LALBERT Friday, December 18. At COFFEE PALACE. ' LESS DENTISTRY. 88 ELIZABETH-STREET, MELSSIiHflE. (Branches throughout the Common wealth). FULL SETS- jps m Upper and Q Lower from UPPER ONLY J? From efe? 1*0 ^ Painless Extractions 2s 6tf and Is. \Vo were the first to receive from U.S.A. an anaesthetic for Painless Ex tractions of Teeth. We have ju=t re ceived a new preparation which is claimed to be PERFECTION IN PAIN LESS DENTISTRY. We extract painlessly, and allow your extraction money as part payment on plates, if ordered at the same time Being direct importers, we can supply the best teeth at reduced prices. We give a Written Guarantee With Each Set. We do the best work that dental science has evolved, and do it at p.-iees that are within the reach of all Painless Fittings fr»rn of Single Teeth from 5 Badly-Fitting Plat-33 Rc-Modelled and Repaired at shortest notice. Marvellous Suction Plates. In cases where the sums have sh...
TOO WELL KNOWN TO REED AN "AD." [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 9 December 1914
IOQ WELL KKOWH TO REED AN "AO." This idea that you have lived so long in town that everybody knows you and you don't need 'o advertise is a mistake. This very indifference to advert'sing, indifference to doing business as a is done in this day and age, is what has enabled the catalogue or mail ordei houses to grow from mere nothing to great concerns. The merchant who can convince the people of his section, and keep them convinced that his store if. ^ the best place to buy this and that arti cle, will not lose trade to the mail ordet house. Of course he cannot afford'to get out a catalogue as thick as a Bible but he can keep an advertisement in his I local paper, and see that it is changed, thus keeping new bargains continually befor the public. -He should also have a mailing list, and send out a circulai letter at least once a month. Don'l look upon your country newspaper as an object of charity. There is not a single country newspaper in the State, with A general local circulation,...
Weekly Market Report. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 9 December 1914
Weekly Market Report. The Gippsland and Northern Co operative boiling Coy., Lid. report last week end prices as under Butter.—Choicest realised Is; seconds, lid to ll.td ; separators, lOd to lOJd J dairies, 9V.1 to lOd. Cheese.—Medium, 5Ad to Gd; loaf, 5Jd to G1; semi-matured," 8Jd to 9d ; ma tured, lOd to lid. Eggs.—Ordinary lines, OJtoOJd ; pri vate, lOd to 10id ; duck eg?s, lid. Bacon.—Light sides, lOd to 10id ; medium weights, 9Jd ; heavies, 8Jd; middles, lid ; jackets, 9d to 9Jd; Side hams, Is ; bagged, Is 2d. Lard. —Bulk, 7J.1; packets, 7JJ. Wheat.—The nominal value to-day is Gs 6d, but there is practically notliing offering. Oats.—Milling, 3s 8d ; feed, 3s Gd to 3a 7d. Barley.—English, from 4j 3d to 6s ; Cape, from 4s to 4s GJ, occasionally higher. Maize. — Prime flat red is quoted at 4s 4d to 4s 5d. ' Chaff.—Prime samples, £3 03 to £6 7s 6d ; medium, £5 los. Potatoes. —Snowflakes and Excelsiors up to £5 ; medium and inferior down to £2 10s.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 9 December 1914
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 9 December 1914
10 OUR READERS RN» PATRONS* The Prosperity of a District DEPENDS chiefly upon the support and encouragement that is given by the population to local enterprise and industry. Every venture is to a more or less extent speculative, but each, whilst aiming at the success of the Pro moter, must offer certain returns to thos whose support is necessary to achievt certain advantageous results on both sides, therefore Support Local Industry and Local Enterprise. SUBSCRIBERS AD VERTISERi Will do well to support the "Quambatook Times" Which has the Largest Circulation, and is the Best Advertising Medium for ali notifications, as it is the ONLY NEWS PAPER PRINTED U PUBLISHED IN $Vj&MBATOOK, /