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AGRICULTURAL PROBLEMS. SOIL EXHAUSTION. SOIL FERTILITV. INCREASE OF YIELDS. II. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
AGRICULTURAL PROBLEMS. SOIL EXHAUSTION. .SOIL FEHTXLITV. INCREASE OF YIELDS. By A. H. REXARD. Expert in ilodern Agriculture. Auiaor of "A.B.O. of Katlooal Manuring." ••A.ii.C. of scientific aiock Fe«aing Under Australian Conditions," Lie., Ctc. II. The prevention of soil exhaustion and the maintenance of soil fertility are interdependent, the one being the logical outcome of. the other. But modern agricultural science goes fur ther, and aims to increase fertility in order to secure permanent in crease jn yields of produce. This can onlv be achieved under the special Australian conditions of soil-and cli mate by rational manuring. The time has now arrived when an in crease in the average yield of wheat per acre of the land devoted to its cultivation is absolutely essential to continued prosperity, and tho in crease must be regular, not spas modic. This increase is easily pos sible, and undeniably profitable, u.. der conditions even . below average. The new method tends itself to easy...
HORSE FACTS. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
HORSE FACTS. Chestnut horses, like rod-haired people, havo earned the reputation of possessing more than the usual am ount of temper. It may not be true of red-haired men, hut it is true of chestnut horses. Don't ride a chest nut unless you are a finished horse man. A fast walk In a horse is faster than a slow trot. A horse can walk five mile* nil hour, but a jog-trot may am ount 10 little over four miles ah hour. When a horse Is walking, you hear four hoof-beats regularly repeated. When ho trots you hear only thret. So also In the gallop—there are but three sounds to bo distinguished. At the canter you can pick out four hoof-beats. Hacehorses don't gallop; they run. A galloping horse Bee-sawH from head to tall, but a racehorse goes more like a running dog, at full stretch. In speaking of a horse's height, a "hand" ineaus four inches. For a man of average height, a cob of 14 hands is more comfortable to ride than a horse of 15 or 16 hands. Carriage horses are usually 16 hauds high; ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
TRUST MONIES TO LEND, j Largo and Small Amounts - AT LOWEST RATES UPON COUNTRY SECURITIES. Correspondence from Solicitors Invited. W. HRANT MEUDELL & CO., 413 Collins Street, Melbourne. No man can produce great tilings who is not thoroughly sincere in deal ing with himself. To fill the time al lotted to us to the brim with action and with thought is the only way in which we can learn to watch its pass-; age with equanimity. ! FOR CHILDREN TEETHING. 'here' Is nothing equal to KERNOT'S SOOTH ING POWDERS. They are a safe and certain remedy: 1/- pkts.; poatod 1/1 stamps. KERNOT, Chemist, GEELONG. It is in those whose natural im pulse it is to recognise merit that the faculty of true criticism is most vigi lant. PITT8' POISONED WHEAT. For Destroying Rata, Mice, Sparrows and Parrots, etc. It is the only certain and genuins preparation. Refuse all imi tations. In (ML (large 1/-) yellow packets; 1/8 Fariiera' Tins. STUMPS, ETC. Quickly, Easily and Cheaply Removed by ' "WALLABY" JACK...
Unanswerable. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
Unanswerable. ! Elder Brother: "Freddy, I'm sur« I prised to see you soak your bread in the gravy on the dish. It's exceeding ly bad form." 1 Freddy: "Well, it's awfully good taate." "He says he's a self-made man. What sort of fellow is he?" "Oh, just like all amateur produc tions!"
A SECRET SERVICE Published by Arrangement with Ward, Lock & Co., Melbourne. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER VII. The Fawn Coat. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
A SECRET SERVICE By FRED M. WHITE. Published by Arrangement with Ward, Lock & Co., Melbourne. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTFJtt Vil. The Fawn Ida shuddered violently. Had she ncted on the spur of the moment, she would have ru»heil from the house to the motor and returned home fully resolved to have no more to do with this ghastly business. After nil, she was under rfo obligation to -Valerie I3rune. She had gone Into the affair out of sheer good nature, and per haps, In the hope that she might he able to help Elsie Harness. At any rate, she never cxpoctcd to find her* self face to face with a tragedy. I was her duty to place the facts at oncc In the hands oC the police. But by adopting such a course she might do Valerie Bruno an Injustice, and cause her serious trouble. She would ■wait a llttlo longer. Looking around tho dingy, dirty room, she saw the cobwebs hanging on tho walls, and the discolored cell ing, and felt It almost Impossible to breathe freely In that close, foul ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
A Profitable Investment Payable Home Industry WERTHEIM - PRECIOSA KNITTING MACHINE VOU 017 regard tit Wertleun-Precioia from * two viewpoints: t« a machine intiloaMt a the at a eoorca of a steady pleasantiy-camod Income. With it 700 can product ail kinds of woollen work—Ladies' Coats, Skirts, Caps, Golfers, Children's Tonics, Coals, Maffs, Bonnets, Men's Sweaters, Motor Coats, Cardigan Jackets, Seams, Mofflers, Socks, Stockings, Under Garments of all Class**, ate. The Machine is slants and easily manipulated. Complete Const of Instruction Fret Easy Tenns, Catalogues oa R^nil WERTHEIM CENTRAL SHOWROOMS 294-6 Bftnrkt St., Melbourne, or Branches NOTICE. the BENZ MOTOR AGENCY COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DEPT. SOLICIT INQUIRIES FROM MUNICIPALITIES, farmers, HOTELKEEPERS, mail CARRIERS, who have Facilities for the Employment of "BENZ" Motor Lorries op Passenger Vehicles, or Vehicles for Conveyance of BOTH goods and passengers ADDRESS: 493 COLLINS ST. (rialto) - Tel. 6296. MELBOURNE
"DONT'S" FOR IMMIGRANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
"DONT'S" FOR IMMIGRANTS. Don't make up your mind to go back too quickly. Walt a bit. -jon't try to teach the Australians what he doesn't know about hta own country. You'll only make a ine6s of it. Don't act on tho assumption that, being an Englishman, you arc the salt of the earth, which, perhaps, explains why in Australia he is so often in a pickle. Don't think, much less suggest, that you havo conferred a favor by coming to this country. They could get on just as well without your assistance. Don't forget that everyone doesn't take you at your own valuation. Don't, if you are a man, forget to be manly. Don't grumble. And again dou't grumble. Two can play at that game, "warranted All Bristles" is a fine trade mark for a good brush, but not for a brand-new immigrant. Some people would grumble even in Hea ven—if they got there. Don't forget that you are a citizen of the new country as soon as you en ter, or that it is as "great" a country as you could wish for. Don't become a little ...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
Not so the Archdeacon; he had.de-] elded to remain. Closeted -with Hugh , in the private cabin ho forgot even 1 to smoke, so great was his curiosity. | "Do you mean to tell me, my dear | fellow, that you propose to take h«r | into Scotland?" he asked. Hugh admitted the Infamy. "I am trusting to my Judgment," h'J said; "if we did that always,, life would he rather easier. Just consider, George, how much that we do is the result of men's convictions or their prejudices. Sometimes the prejudices are feminine—the argument 1s the ; same. I am trusting to an Instinct l which eays that I have met one of the best of women, and that s1 e has need of me. If there were n thousand advocates in this cabin at this mo ment telling me 1 was deceived, it j would make no difference. Sbe will go to Scotland, and I shall ask my \ sister to take up her case. After | that It will be plain sailing." j The Archdeacon was not so sure of j it. "A very worthy purpose," he said, , and repeated the words as tho...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
j OPPOSING , FORCES '6&ydnlcSnab fifl* | ! " Why don't they use Lux?" ; j A little boy said, | As he tried to draw | ! His shirt o'er his head. I Whilst I grow bigger, My shirt is shrinking, | And the opposing forces, | I am much thinking I Will end in disaster To that shrinking shirt. ' I can't shrink to suit A shirt shrunken short ! I must have room to grow— While my shirt says, no. The shirt must suffer, If it still acts so. j But the shirt needn't shrink, And I may still grow— For Lux is made to wash Woollens, white as snow j Without any shrinking, Soft as eiderdown. Lux is sold in packets, Everywhere in town. Twopence is the price, And the price is low, If Lux'll give me room, In my shirt to grow. ! Why do they do it ? If they'd only think To wash wool with Lux, Woollens will not shrink. Won't Shrink Woollens. Lever Brother* Limited, ! Sydney.
HAIRLESS DOG OF MEXICO. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
HAIRLESS DOG OF MEXICO. X his breed has never been at all common, even in their own country, while the past few years one sees them very seldom. They have a email patch of hair at the top of the head, otherwise they are absolutely hairless. They are usually about the size of a medium-sized for-terrier, are good watchdogs, and have good tem pers especially as they grow old. They recent being touched, yet they are af fectionate, and will protect to the "last ditch" auyone tliey care for. One good point is they do not snap at people, but growl chestily, giving due warning that one must attend to one's own affairs. Legend says that the great Aztec chief, Moctezuma, had one *of these hairless dogs, and that until Mocte zuma comes again to earth some fow j of this species will still wander, await ing their chief. They certainly re-i semble the typical Indian characters in tenacity of purpose. i
A Novelty. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
A Novelty. At one time a woman could hardly walk through the streets of San Fran* clsco without having every one pause and gii2c at her. A child was so rare that once in a theatre in the same city, where a wo man had taken her infant, when it be gan to cry, just as the orchestra struck a man :q the pit cried out: "Stop that infernal band and let me hear the child cry. I haven't heard such a sound for ten years." The audience applauded this senti ment, the orchestra stopped, and the , baby continued its performance amid j unbounded enthusiasm. I
His Reason. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
His • Reason. "It says here'One f the idols most revered by the Koreans Is the.figure of a woman, seated, resting, her chin in her hand,'" said Mrs. Chatterley, reading from the newspaper. "Which proves -that'the Koreans are about the -wisest nation on earth," suggested her husband. "How's that, JoEhu*.?" "Weil," said Mr. Chatterley, with distinct emphasis, "6imply because they make a deity of a woman -who has sense enough to.give her chin a rest."
Brute! [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
.Brute! Mrs. De Bride was entertaining call ers. After they, had left she remarked to her husband: vi hope they didn't seo my .walking shoes lying there. They .would think me.very untidy.if-they did." "Oh, if they saw them they prob ably thought they were mine," an swered the husband in a consoling tone. And she hasn't spoken to him since.
Another Epigram. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
Another Epigram. Once at a dinner at which Dr. Emll I Reich was present the conversation i turned on marriage. "That was a wise*»aying of the old. Gi«ek philosopher," eald .someone.-! "'Whether you marry her or not:you, will regret it.'" j "Yes,". answered. Dr. - Reich. "It reJ minds me of a certain old maid who once said something almost as good as! that. 'Auntie/ said'her little niece to; her, &lt;what would you do if you • had your life to live over "again?' "To which the lonely Bpinster quick ly replied: "'Get married, my child, before.i! had sense enough to decide to be ad old maid.'" j
Helping the Editer. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
; Helpiog'thcEditor. A country editor, who is also ati'au thority on certain industrial; matters, recently came up :to town, ^bringing his -wife along with him. This good woman -was one after noon the guest of a rather, patronising clubwoman. "So your husband is an editor?" the latter asked. "Yes." 'Since you have no famUy^and -haTe considerate leisure-on your rhands, I dare say.you.assist him in hls edi torial work?" j "Ob, yes," said the editor's wife, I who is also his cook, "I edit all . his inside matter."
Too Realistic. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
Too ReaUttic. Willie finally persuaded* his aunt to. play train with him. The chairs were arranged In line, and he ifiBued or ders: "Now you be the engineer and I'll be the conductor. Lend me your watch and get .up into, your cab." Then he: hurried down the: pifttform, time* piece In hand. "Pull out, there, you red-headed,-pie-faced jay!" he shout* ed. "Why, Willie!" bis aunt-exclaimed iu amazement. ! "That's right, chew the rag!" he re-' torted. "Pull out! We're five minute^ late already." They have had to forbid his playing down'by the train terminus.
MORAL REFLECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
MORAL REFLECTIONS. Against the superiority of another thore is no remedy but lore. A weak nature is injured by pros perity; a finer by adversity; tho fin est by oelther. For some men success is a reaj misfortune; it dazes them completely like a dizzy height. No man docs his best except when lie is cheerful. A light heart makes nimble hands and keeps tho mind free and alert. Wealth is honorable and may be used most blessedly whon men regard themselves as being what Indeed thoy are—stewards of it, and not the owners. The life without regret Is tho life without gain. Regret is but the light of fuller wisdom from our past, illu minating our future. It means that wo aro wiser to-day tlran wo were yesterday. It la not great calamities that em bitter existence; it is the small petty vexations, the small jealousies, tho little disappointments, the "minor miseries" that make the heart heavy and the temper sour. Anger is a pure waste of vitality. It helps nobody and hinders every body. It is ...
WHY HARD WORK IS GOOD FOR ONE. By a Plain Country Woman. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
WHY HARD WORK IS GOOD FOR ONE. By a Plain Country Woman. Iii easy times, when money Is plenti ful and prices aru low, wo uro very likely to stray away from the esscn* tiais of existence and cultivate luxur ies ami fall Into habits which we like to call Nothing is less profit able to spiritual and mental develop ment than the cultivation of habits of ease. The easy way Is the demorul i.'ilng way. Xo great thing ever came easily to the doer of it. Vou may ho Ignoring the common details of life, leaving the house lit the hands ^f hirelings while you take up "other interests;" hut you are leaving a his hole in your life if you are leaving tin: actual domestic experience out. I hate to hear women gabble over dresses ami just how they are made, dishes and how they are cooked, chil dren and how to manage them, to tiie exclusion of all other subjects. I like a woman who can discus:-? books, who knows a good picture, who is up on the general doings of the world, who is interested in everythi...
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. If milk ie kept in a large, shallow basin it will remain sweet for a long er tlmo than if kept In a deep jug. Jewellers often keep a piece of gum camphor in the cases with their silver goods. It keeps them from tarnishing, and should be equally useful for the liousewifo. Warts are very disfiguring to the hands. They will sometimes yield to the touch of n lump of soda, which j must he moistened at one end mid rubbed in the wart damp. The soda treatment must he repeated day by , day. The best way to warm up a joint of meat is to wrap It in thickly greased paper and keep it covered while In the oven. By having It covered thus the steam will .prevent the meat from becoming hard and dry, and the joint will get hot through in less time. Dad cuts and burns sometimes hap pen in the kitchen, so It is well to know of handy romedles. To stop the bleeding of u bad cut, apply Hnely powdered rice or flour to the wound. If soft soap is to be had. It will ease the pain of a burn at...