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HOW TO MAKE TEA. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
HOW TO MAKE TEA. It cannot bo too often repeated that tea which has boiled or which has been infused for a long time is pro ductive of indigestion, and particu larly when it is taken at the same time as meat or fish. The Chinese make their tea by using large quan tities of tea and straining off the in fusion as soon as tho water has been I poured on tho leaves. By this meth od tea is at its best, as tho stimulat ing substance of tea is given up im mediately, and the only result of keeping tho water for long 011 the leaves is to increase the tannin in the tea and give it a higher color. Tea which has to be kept hot for tardy , members of tho family should, be strained off into another pot.
HOW HE MANAGED IT. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
HOW HE MANAGED IT. In the grey light of early morning tho traveller faced the" night clerk resolutely. "You gave mo the worst bed in tho hotel !".he began, indignation in his voice and eyes. "If you don't change me before to-night I shall look up other lodgings." "There is 110 difference iu tho beds, sir," the clerk replied, respectfully. "If that is so," he said, "perhaps you wouldn't mind giving me tho room on the loft of mine." "It's occupied, sir." "I know it is. By a man who snored all night and was still at it ten minutes ago. Ilis bed must be better than mine, or he couldn't sleep at a maximum capacity of sound eight hours on a stretch." "The beds are all alike, sir. That man has been hero before, and he al ways sleeps on the floor, sir." Tho latest in stationery for tho ladies—at the "Times" otlice. With pen, ink, or paper you can be suited at tho "Times" oMiee. A new line- of arcisrio stationery at the "Times'* oilice — call and in spect. Your notepaper neatly headed at the...
TURF TOPICS. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
TURF TOPICS. (IJy.'' Flemington.'') Olio of the /noMt interesting horses in the big Autumn sprints tliis year is Land of Song, an imported chestnut horse, which is said to have cost Mr. X. F.tlkiuer £4,000 in the old country. So far Land of Soil)' has, not been seen in public in Australia, JAit) in now in full work lit Caijlfiejd wii&-/a, vioy^'tp Autiimu eiigagenteUij. Jlis'^-juef- per formance was theVviuning ofHlie-Irj^h Derby and it was^aliy'"this perform ance that Jlr. Falkutkj^urcTiaspil''liim. In Ireland Land of S6Sj}~ifeeupied a box in tho same stable as the unbeaten 'JVtriv-h, ai.d when it was found that *1: - jMo'-'mris*, y,RV not be got ready for the Two Thousand it was de cided to make Land of Song the stable representative in that race, though it wan not of course pretended that he was in the same class as the champion. Land of Song succeeded in running a close fourth in the Two Thousand, and it was certainly something to have got so c.loso in a classic event li...
Terrible British Gun. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
Terrible British Gun A new British weapon of enormous power has, says a correspondent of the Daily Chronicle in Northern France been terrorising the German rank and file and nonplussing the German geuerals. These guns have razed whole forests to the ground, and the Germans have therefore shown a dis position not to entrench themselves too systematically in the thick woods around Ypres, Lille, and La Bassee. In places where we have advanced corpses bartered and mangled by the fallen trees and branchos have been found in the German trenches. So terrific have our shells been that over a score of the 5,000 prisoners whom we have captured withiu a week have been almost insane. An ofiicer has informed me that they were paralysed with fright, and were glad to >avren der. Tlio Germans have no eft'ectivo counter-weapon to this field-guu as yet, aud their artillery will require considerable improvement before it can dislodge us.
STRIKING WHILE HOT. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
STRIKING 'VHTLli HOT. A certain little nirl hitd been ill lor some time. Not so terribly ill, but enough that she couldn't go to school, iind had to stay in bed, and got a great deal of petting and indulgence.^ Tho other day slie Raid to her moth er : "Mamnin, I want papa to buy me a dog. Not a little dog, Imt a great big bulldog." "Well, dearie. Mitiltd the mother, \vi nil] lm%'o to see about that nfter a while." •'No, I want it now." "Don't yon think you'd hotter unit till you're well?" "No muinniu, I don't. The sicker I am, tho moro likoly papa will bo to bu.v it for lue." :/
Bacchus Marsh Shire Council. ORDINARY MEETING. MONDAY, JANUARY 11TH, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
Bacchus Marsh Shire Council. ORDINARY MEETING. JIoxday, January llrir, 1914. Present:—Crs it. P.. Cain (presi dent, i» the chair), W. Grant Morten C. L. T. Alkemade, J. G. Wells, J. Watson, J. T. Burnip, D. Robertson, 31. li. Greene, iind P. Purcell. livoixKiin'.-j Rkpoiit. The engineer, Mr A. MacKenzic Tycrs, C.E., reported as follows:— Lust Tuesday, the approved speci fications of the Pyreto creek bridge were returned. I atu preparing plans I for the renewal of Pattinsou's lane | bridge, and 1 would recommend that : tenders be invited for both these ! bridges at next meeting—Tenders to &lt; be called, returnable 011 Tuesday, 2nd , February, for Pyrete creek bridge— Patterson's lane bridge held over for mouth. j A new bridgo must be erected to ! replace the Hopetonn bridge, and I , intend to make a survey at once, and j submit a design to the Country Roads Board. The urgent matter at pre sent is to provide for tho trallic, and I would recommend that the Messrs Miller be ask...
NOTES ON NATURE. "THIS PERMANENT EGO." [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
NOTES ON NATURE. I ily "Nalurniist." "THIS PERMANENT liGO." Our mom is us the rising of tho sun That sheds a halo where boioro was night: M l-'roni siteiit power our early hours are spun, Soon to bo vested 111 a broader light. Through Boas of tumult may wo steer our beam, By mountain height ascend, now scenes to greet; 'Mid forest wild, by rushing torrent stream, A rouse tho Furies 'J-' their envioi... feet. I, - Uui oil we pass to beauteous ileitis o> day, , To surely lind a brooding peace " or sprcfld j . Where Health and J'lirity togother play, , While quiet skies, soft gather iner liond. The day is ours t' ennoblo or to mai , To set in sorrow or enrich the nar. Tho accumulation of natural virtues is tho orivilego of human genius. Jo say that wo may generate virtuo is bar'elv tho truth. With a world full of activity and influence thero lies open to the mind and npal ^ ^ veritable harvest ftoM of wealth. Ann this is tho day ;l the reaper 1 am told occasionally that the world is...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
L. A. Fairbairn and Co., AOOTIOMRRUS AND COMMISSION AgBNTS, B.WJ.A.N", BaCCUCS AIaRSIJ, AND MKr.BOUUNK. December Monthly Market Reports, ' TUTiliAN.—Wo report having hold our usual monthly sale at our T!,i||lln yard, on Thursday, Pecoinber 31st, when u light yarding of all classes of stock was for ward, uumboring 142 cattle, 2(il .sheep, and 20 pigs. Competition throughout was keen, null the prices realiso-.l very satisfactory to vendors, biddings for fat cattle and 5,11 the sheep being uninvited, and practically a total clearance of all the yardiii" was effei'ted. Store and dairy cattle were all disposed of at increased values. Pigs showed a rise on Inst week's figures. Lightweight bullocks to C12/2/0; cows, £7/5/ to C7/10/; heifers, .67/7/ii, .C7/15/ to .CH/5/; J>eefy cows, £5/10/, vealcrs to C5/7/"- Store steers, £5/5/; do cows, £3/15/, £1-/2/0; 3yr heifers. Ct, L'l/2/fi; 1to 2yrdo, .61/12/(5 to .62/15/; I iyr steers, .61/10/; yearling steers ami heifers, £1/7/0 to t;l/ll/- H'...
FOR WOMEN [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
FOR WOMEN i.Bv "Ambrosin-o.") Wall Mason, tlio clever American writer ot prose m rliyme, pleasantly satirises many of the toiblcs and iolTies , ot this latter clay ago. In a recent : contribution entitled "The Can JJpen- I or," he says:— | This liandy tool, the household pet. 1 wo ply w.th skill and speed; and in the ■ modern kitchenette it's really all wo I neod. ihe shining tool that opens I cans makes household work a joke; it ' supersedes the pots and pans. the ! stoves that used to smoke. In olden i times, th«? toiling wives were always on : their leet; they wore away their weary [ lives preparing tilings to eat. They ( hied the m&lt;at. iliey baked tin? beans. ! cooked the spuds, and wist; they had \ no time tor magazines, tor euchre. ! bridge or whist. How fortunate the 1 modern wife, with many a leisure hour, 1 Kor she can Jill with glee -her hie. j innquish in her bower. And when at 1 ovning comes her man, impatient tor the eats, she sa\s. "I'll open.up a can ! of b...
Cycling and Motor Notes. AUSTRALIAN AND ENGLISH. Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Melbourne [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
Cycling and Motor Notes, AUSTRALIAN AND ENGLISH, Dun\oj> Hubbor Co. Ltd,. Melbourne Rule Dunlop tyres—fcliey aro the best. Remarkable times were recorded in tho Corona motor cur road raco, re-, coutly decided in Los Angeles (Cali fornia), when now records were es tablished by Pnllen, on a Mercer (U.S.A.) ear. Tho raco was held over a 2J miles circuit, which had to bo negotiated 109 times. The full , distance, 301.S milos, was covered in j the wonderful time of 3hrs 26mins 2 | .sees, equal to an average spood of | S7.7 miles per honr, which, is oven | faster than R. Thomas' record avor I age put up on the Indianapolis Track; in the "Indianapolis 500" last May. Messrs Coles & Pullum, Ballarat, report— Jan 6 — Baconors — Best, j 87s Od to 89s Od; extra, to, 90s Gd; ; others, 82s Od to 83s Od; lightweights I 75s Oil to 80s Od. Choppers—Bost to 100s 0d; others, 80s Od to 95s Od. Porkers—Best, 45s Od to 48s . Od; others, 38s Od to 44s Od. Stores—. [ Best to 32s Od; othors, 18s ...
CEMENT ON THE FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
CEMENT OM THE FARM The Department oi Agriculture at \Vaslw -gtou has l-sued a new bulletin cm the advantage of lining irrigation ditch-s with cement. It is along the lino III many other efforts to pcrsmdo iarmers of the advantage of cement construction instead ot using earth and •,voi:&lt;! materials. I'ormanence and ser vice are tile two features that cement give u.-. .ind as one goes about among ni:r iiirms, dairies. creameries and chce-e lactones the increasing use ot cc.i:(•!!i (instruction is striking. It dees not only show that those who employ tins class of construction liovo r.ii i yo to sanitation, durability, elliciency, and above all, economy, but il indicates a permanency attached to the business tliat was less prevalent not many years ago Then a dairyman built a shack for a barn, with a dirt llooi- nnd 110 provision for drainage. Ills dairy house was a tlimsy ahed. ihero wero no svalks to give a solid touting in winter, there was no system ol sewerage, and the o...
LAWN TENNIS: [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
LAAVH TENNIS: A teum from the Bacchus Marsh club paid a visit to Ballan oil Satur day last, to try conclusions with the. lurals. The result was an easy win for the visitors. The lady members: of the local club kindly provided af ternoon tea. .Results: — Miss Tyers and Mr Robinson (B. M.) v. Miss Lay and Mr Mcgg (Bal-. Ian). 6—4. 4—6. Miss McDonald anil Dr Ryan (B. M.) v. Miss Lemcke and Mr Inglis (Ballan). 5—6. 6—2. Messrs McLachlan and Palmer (B.M.) beat Dr Blaubanm aud Mr Mogg (Ballan). 6—5. 6—1. Misses Tyers and McDonald (B.M.) beat Misses Allez and J3. Blakn (Bal lan). 6—-1. 6—3. Dr Ryan aud Mr Robinson (B.M.) boat Messrs Kelly and Inglis (Bal lan). 6—3. 6—3. Messrs Palmer and McLachlan (B. M.) beat Messrs Watts and Mogg (Bullan). G—3. 6—3. Totals—Bacchus Marsh, 10 sets, 69 games; Ballan, 2 sets, 43 games.. Several games in connection with the singles tournament were played during the week, with the following results:— Mrs Lyle (scr. and roc. 15) boat Mrs C. Kennedy (scr. and re...
OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
OF RURAL INTEREST (By "Ru«ticu*.") Soiuo interesting statistics concern,!.;; .he production ol potatoes m \ictoi-,i invo boon made available. . 1 Or tlio 1U12-13 season, tlio protluotioii ws,s iyi 11H tons, valued at Ji*04.-1-18, o. io per ton. 'tho average lor «" «■« sons "1 tins State is "J.85 tons i... urn-. Thoarea. planted last year was -l&lt;,•>,.) ! nil, averago yield, which« .iiist. on that of the Commonwealth, »to, ( ,v con,paved with other Toun r es It may be largely altr.bu ?>«, tlin use ol laillty seed, improper ted to .tlio ! ■> ^ iuadequixto methods tfcuUKation. The general practice selecting seed Iron. the pit is om. °iicll ^ conducive to poor yields. , tubers are thus chosen indiscrmi ,r te v, it is impossible to deternnno their* parentage. ',1'hoy .may have hern dug from a vigorous plant, which !?1 vepwduce ,ts good qualities and re i.rn» payable result. On the other haml, it 'S equally probable that he seed has come lroni weak stock ol a low yieldi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
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GREEN MANURING. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
GREEN MANURING. Green manuring is effective both ou sandy and heavy clay soils, and, in deed, iu all soils deficient in humus. On sandy soils, its effect is to con solidate the soil, and in clay soils it acts by loosening the toxture and let ting the air act ou it. When conditions as to warmth and moisture are favor able, the green crop decomposes with out much delay, and the production of a soluble plant food proceeds with con siderable rapidity. This is especially the case with the valuable nitrogenous portion of the green stuff. «Xitrification, that is the conversion of the nitrogenous material of the plant into soluble nitrates, takes place quickly. In sandy soils green manure nitrifies more quickly than or dinary organic manures, such as bone dust, ground horns, dried blood, etc., while in stiff clays it nitrifies more rap idly than even sulphate of ammonia or . animal manures. I Burying some follows expensively is worth it. llo that would liavo eggs must bear the (suckling. 1 ...
JUDICIOUS USE OF PAINT. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
JUDICIOUS USE OF PAINT. There is probably no one point more neglected by tho average farmer than tlio judicious use ol paint, not only on lus house and outbuildings, but also on niacin, ory and various agricultural implement. it is perhaps tho rulo rather than tlio exception in some sec tions to s o houses and agricultural im plements 011 tho farm sadly in noeo ol paint. The idea scorns to bo pre valent that paint is used only lor orna mental purposos, and its use is regard ed a luxi:ry, rather than a necessity. While paint docs, ol course, servo the purpose (t improving tlio appearance ol property, it is tar moro useful for protection than lor ornament. A small am, unt of money and work ex pended 111 keeping a valuable piece of machinery properly painted, will add greatly to the length ol its life. The same may lie said of buildings. Anoth er usetul object which is accomplished by panning is tlio improved sanitary conditions of buildings and outbuild ings. It is not proposed to giv...
Sporting News. RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
Sporting News. !j i) RIPL13 SHOOTING. The return match between tha i • Dalian ftiul .l%ui'ton toiuns was filed 1 011 tho local range on Saturday J The woathor conditions wore far fr(mj ■! favorable—from a shootiug point of viow. A tricky wind, together with a mirage, upset the calculations 0f the marksmen, mul in every man's scoro there appeared tho unwelcome pie." Tho mateli resulted in a Wui for ftallau by four points, after an exciting content, but it is only fair io state that the visitors were without tho sorvioos of Macpherson and tluoo of the Davidsons. For the winners O'Connor and A. Lay (whose form under tho adverse conditions was very gratifying) headed tho poll, the Ios-. ors' best being A. and J. Davidson. Tho conditions wore eight shots and two optional sightors at 300 and 500 yards; S men to count. The visitors wore onterlaiiiod to afternoon tea on j tho range. This was provided by J,[r Twycrould, and gave on tiro satisfac-. tion. Appended arc fcho snores: BALLAN, Name...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
I W. MORGAN ® CO., i 520-6 Swanston-slreel, Mclliourne . lilOIH? 1(10(1. Maiiufacliiier.s of Tails. Tarpaulins. Kick Covcis, KUi^s, etc. Also. :il| of llic above enn lie had on Inn*. Vcr iincliili and Window Minds n Speci alty. Importers of Canvas, Duck, Twine, Bunting, etc.
Clown's New Turn. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
Clown's New Turn. A remarkable feat performed by a French soldier, who has won celebrity as an "English clown" in the Contin ental circus business, is related by a correspondent of the Morning Post, who heard about it from one of the down's company officers:—A French trenoh was enfiladed by a Gorman mabhine gun, and the losses in conse quence became so serious that tho lieutenant in charge remarked aloud, "If we only had somobody up there he might be able to doni with them," pointing to the tottering remnant of a chimney stack, the jagged top of which was 30ft above the gronud.. He know nothing of the peculiar abi\ ties of Williams, and when tho latter saluted and snid, "I think I'can get up there," he merely shrugged and -nodded. Throwing ort his heavy overcoat, tho clown-soldier rushed to the chimney stack, and, with his rifle slung on his back, climbed up it like a monkey, resting momentarily on projections which crumbled beneath his touch, till from the summit ho was able to sho...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 14 January 1915
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