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CATTLE TICK. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 31 January 1914
CATTLE TICK. xne loss to cattle men in the United States through the cattle tick is esti mated by the Federal Government authorities to be £5,000,000 a year. During the last few years Congress has appropriated money to assist the States in cleaning out tlie dreaded (lis ease among cattle. California has outstripped all other States in cleaning out the contagion. In 1907 there were some 40,000 odd square miles cleaned up in the United j States, and 21,000 square miles of this ! territory was cleaned by California. In 190S the whole State was under Federal quarantine by reason of Cali fornia not controlling the disease with in her boundary. In 1S99 the Act cre ating the office of State Veterinarian was passed, and the work of control ling contagious diseases of the live stock begun. The first quarantine line established against "Texas fever" was one bounded on the north by the Sacramento River. With a continu ance of the work it should take but a few years to free the State of the dis...
BERRINGA PROGRESS ASSOCIATION GRIEVANCES VENTILATED. RAILWAY AND MUNICIPAL. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 31 January 1914
BERR1NCA PROGRESS ASSOCIATION o!: 11:v a n ' i:s vj: nti t i; l>. i-ailway and municivau Tic monthly meeting of the coniniittoo was hold on 'luusday evening, in the Me chanics' Hall; ti:&lt;> president (Sir 1,. llun »tu) occupying the chair. The secretary (Mr W. .1. Nicholls) ro jK>rtid that iu connection with tin- clean ing of drains in the main street the coun cil had authorised a man u> lit&lt; put on for two days to renii'Ve debris from bridge s "I'd to effect repairs. What w;ls wanted, however, was a man to devote special attention to the drains, under tho supervision of the new ly-appoiutid en gineer. Mr liomhi: Thai is The bad state of the roads in many jun-ts eon d be at tributed to defective drainage. Mr Hant.en: That was particularly no ticeable 011 tho main wad between Her rirga and Staffordshire Keef. Many l>"Unds would be saved if the drainage \va> properly attended to. It was decided io ask tiie council to in struct the engineer to rep...
COLIC DRENCH FOR HORSES. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 31 January 1914
COLIC DRENCH FOR HORSES. I Almost every veterinary surgeon ' has Ilia own special formula for colic , drench, and thus the contents of the j bottle varies according to the Ideas of | the prescriber, and, to some extent at j least, according to what he conceives | to be the requirements of the case. If : you want a formula for a colic drink to keep by you for use in emergencies, the followiug will be suitable:—Tinc ture of opium, 1 ounce; oil of turpen tine, 2 ounces; linseed oil, to 1 pint. Give this as it is, followed by a little warm gruel. Walk the horse about to prevent his rolling, rub the belly with a wisp, and, if necessary, re [ peat the drench in two hours, but not more than two doses should be given. Understand that it is not claimed that this recipe is better than any other. It may not even be the most suitable under all circumstances, but it is in expensive, easily procured, will keep good for any length of time if properly corked and sealed, and often cuts short an atta...
Pitfield Banner, PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING [Registered at the General Post Office Melbourne, for transmission by post as a Newspaper.] SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1914. THEFT OF BICYCLE. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 31 January 1914
Iliiftelfc §amm, POIILISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING [Registered at the General Post Of5ce Melbourne, for tranRnitflniou by poet as « Newspaper.] Saturday, January 31, 1914. theft of IilCYCLr:. On T : ]&lt;i;iy ovotmig a r»*ident of tho town. Air A. Hisk, rei>ort&lt;'d to the jujlif-o tluit his &lt;iwclliiiR had b«*» broken into, aiul ii biojf.'.o_ valued at stolon. Const Crimmiiis promptly got to work, viini jit Stiiffordnhire Reef arreted K.u|H»rt Furuiss, 14 years e4" :iro, with the. bicycle in his post-o^ion. Tho lad wk brought) Ix-foro tho C'hildren'n Court &lt;.n_ Saturday moriiihu, and was remanded for eight ■diij'P. STATE SCHOOLS. To the great relief of very many mothers, and tho regret, no doubt, of the scholars, tho State schools, ■which have been closed for five weeks for tho Christ mas and New Year holidays, re-oponed on Tuesday last. The celebration of Foundation Day took place on Monday, hence the resumption of S'.'hohwtic dutios on Tue...
In Reserve. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 31 January 1914
In Reserve. At a Highland gathering 0110 Donald MacT.ean had entered for a number of events. The first of these was a quar ter-mile. Of eight runners ho was last. "Donald, Donald," cried a partisan, "why did ye no run faster?" Don ild sneered. "Run faster?" ho said contemptuously. "An' me reser vin' myself for the bagpipe competi tion !" A Mr. Smoker, of New Jersey, has been hiccoughing for a fortnight. He must feel very s-hic of it by. this time. Twenty-six sovereigns were found in a crocodile shot in Swaziland.- There is more money in big game than we thought. Three scientists -who descended the crater of Vesuvius say that a serious eruption is imminent. This, in sport ing parlance, is "inside information."' Do not ask opinions of candid people unless you are braced for a jolt now and then. i
EVERYTHING MARKED. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 31 January 1914
EVERYTHSNG MARKED. All linens are marked with the ini tials or monogram of their owner to day. Every hostess is careful to see that her table linens aiul towels come in for particular attention. The hand towels are embroidered with more or less elaborateness. On guest towels two-inch letters arc embroidered to match the other embroidery. On larger towels three-inch letters are in good taste. Turkish tou-els are all lettered now. Some of them have the monogram or initial wo.-en with the fabric. In oth ers the initials are embroidered in color to match the bars that foi in the bor der, on a small circle of Iiiicn. This is inset in one end of the towel. Still others are nwrked in cross-stitch of big French knots of colored cotton. Face cloths are embroidered to match the towels. Those made of crash are em broidered iilce the bath "towels, others likf the hand towels. There is no osse.ntial difference in the lettering that marks table linen and household linen, excepting in tlio size of...
HEALTH AND BEAUTY. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 31 January 1914
HEALTH AND BEAUTY. Cutting tho eyebrows and lashes re sults in stiff, stubby hairs. Falling hair indicates somo ailment of tho nervous system. A pasto of sweet almonds and ben zoin makes an excellent skin whitener. Soften the skin by applying cloths wrung out of hat water before using massngo of cream In removing wrinkles from the fore head, the movement should be rotary and backward toward the temples. If your feet acho after dancing, soak them before you get into bed in hot bay salt and water; dry them and rub briskly, especially about the ankles, with a rough towel. Sleep as many hours as you find ne cessary to recuperate your strength, and as nearly as possible take half of these hours before and half after mid night.
DEREEL. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 31 January 1914
DEREEL DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. On Saturday last a very destruc tive fire broke out in the ranges near Dereel. The origin of the out break is rather mysterious, but it is supposed that owing to tho escape of gases from a retort a combustion took place, and set fire to 7 cords of wood close by. The day was very wam, and the timber burned like matchwood, and soon began to spread, sweeping everything in its path. The burning timber and un &nbsp; dergrowth carried the flames into the paddocks of Messrs Boyle, T. &nbsp; | Cherry. W. Laidler, W. Haley, E. &nbsp; Jacka, A. Thornton, on to Wuirook homestead. Here it was, after a , desperate fight, got under control by a number of men who were at tracted to tho scene, principal among whom were Messrs Arnold &nbsp; (4), J. lawless, D. Williams, A. Haley, R. Leigo, D. and H. M'Kay, H. Walker, F. and N. Thornton, G. Taylor, and J. Hill. Besides a quantity of timber and grass, many chains of fencing were reduced to ashes...
BALLARAT POULTRY MARKET. Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 7 February 1914
BALLAEAT POULTRY MARKET. Tnuredar. 1. J. Lawless and Co. report:—A heavy mipply, and priccs unchanged. X'rirae roosters, 6/ por pair; medium, 4/6 to f>/6; nmull, 2/6 to 3/6; puILofcs, 8/6 to 6/; heavy liens, to 3/9; medium, 2/6 to 3/; inferior, 1/6 to 21; small chicks, 1/ to 1/6; duck ImgB, prime. 4/6 to 5/; old ducks, 2/ to 4j; Kocse, old, 3/ to 5/6; goslings, 4/ to
PITFIELD PROSPECTING CO. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 7 February 1914
PITFIELD PROSPECTING CO. The half-yearly report of the dir ectoro of the Pitfield Prospecting Association has beou issued, and is as follows ;—"In submitting our re port the Directors would like to have been able to present a more satisfactory one in regard to pro specting work, but we have met with several reverses fhat have re tarded progress. Since receiving the Government Grant of £200 on the pound for pound basis, we com pleted the sinking of the shaft, cen tred same, opened out, and have driven RO feet through reef. On boring up to wash we touched same at about 12 feet, getting a few colors of gold. Wo then put up a rise, and opened out just below the wash. (At this period we increased the capital of the Company by £2 per share). After drivinp 10 feet we got a burst of water which proved too 6trong for the horses. The directors then decided to put in a pump, a draw-lift being the one selected, and an oil engine to drive same, These took longer to instal than was ex pected. Aft...
BERRINGA. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 7 February 1914
0ERR1NGA. A meeting ot shareholders in the Berringa Prospecting As3ociation was held on Tuesday evening. Mr E. Lusk presiding. Consideration was given a proposal to resume the extension of the east tnnuel drive with a view of intersecting the Wil liam's Fancy lines of reef, but aa it was deemed unwise to proceed without the whole of the shares being placed, it was decided to defer definite action for a fortnight, in the meantime holders of forfeitable shares to bo given an opportunity to malro their share3 good. Several applications wero received for shares in the syndicate.
SEED MAIZE. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 7 February 1914
SEED MAIZE. It is important that only such ears be selected as have acquired the habit of ripening 011 time. Also, care should be taken not to neglect seotl ears from plants or varieties will yield less corn than those which use the entile sea son. However, the intelligent selec tion of .seed corn in the iield as ma turity approaches, is helpful if it takes 11.to consideration the imuiedato envi ronment, particularly tho stand ol plants. A plant growing in a hill with two other plants should bo rated much higher for having produced an ear of a given weight than a plant glowing in a hill by itself, soil coiulitons being the same. Jn other words, the selecton of seed corn should be made in the field where the growing plants may bo con sidered in connection with their envir onment, and plants growing under less than normal stand or extra normal con ditions of any sort should, thereby, bo disqualified, save in exceptional cases. A larger number of cars than are need ed should be selecte...
BIRTHDAY TUNNEL. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 7 February 1914
BIRTHDAY TUNNEL. . The half yearly meeting of the Birthday Tunnel was held at Craig's iotel, the chairman of directors (Mr iJohn Leishman) presiding. In moving the adoption of the re port and balance-sheet, which have already been pnblished, the Chair man said he had told them at the last half-yearly meeting that they laJ a great deal of prospecting to -do, and that it would be necessary to make a call or two because the #toae they were operating upon wae poor. It waa necessary, however, to i Uke it ont. The claim was worked ion low grade ore; 3jf dwt stone : paid. He detailed what had been | done at the No. 4 level, and said he considered the best development had occurred at No. 5. Daring the lad few days they had cut payable alone going south, and there waa every indication of it continuing, i St wan virgin ground, and that 1 meant practically that they had a inew mine. The No. 2 shaft wan j et> bituatod that by sinking 100 feet I or (H) the atonfl would be easily ! pickwi up. ...
PARSONS AND HUNTING VIEW OF ARCHBISHOP OF YORK. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 7 February 1914
PARSONS AND HUNTING VIEW OF ARCHBISHOP OF YORK. In dedicating on Sunday at Mior Monkton Ciiurch a memorial window to the late Rev. Charles Slingsliy, who was killed while hunting, the Arch bishop or York defended the associa tion between hunting and tlio life of the professing Christian (says the "Daily News''.of November IS). He would bo a very bold man, naid the Archbishop, who would argue tliat hunting was so cruel that it was abso lutely wrong. "It is very difficult to express an opinion," said Mr James Buckland, when seen on the subjcct by a " Daily , News" representative. "The advocates of the sport argue that it brings a ^reat ileal of money into the country, and. again, tile existence of the fox depcwls largely upon it. It Is a question whe ther it is better that the fox should l>e shot by the farmers on sight or bred for hunting purposes." If hunting were to cease, in a few years the fox would bo exterminated. Mr Buckland said he was acquainted with a charming clergyman ...
[?]moaysl the mines. MINES BILL. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 7 February 1914
MINES BILL. In connection with th» proponed ■wnu'ftioii of i l.i »so 67 of the Mines ««iU t»v »h« Legislative Council* auo which ;>iovide» that machinery *»n&lt;ter S'..'0 t r hm- »ht»ntl bechargti *Ka Wigcs 'Sue to eraplayes, ^.Sh iHMittT was under discua c-^i ii> tlu> Lt.«i8Mtive Assembly Hfr J. Chatham paid that taeoiborB «&oul&lt;> not set undpr fcbt« intimida 4tAtt *'&lt; any way of the eianat&lt; boiug momimI by auuihwr plaoti. but thoy -afooaM ♦""xpr«i«i tbcir >k'V»B,and pas» wh*fc was thought beat for the «ii.er8, and let the responsibility of »«wpUng it or not rest with the jBiher Ilotsse, Tho facta, bo tied 4}own, appou to to bo that many wwadtrs of machinery have in the t been directly interested in Bain- j .rag companies. They have sold the «ompanks second or third ehwaj machinery at exorbitant ratwt—aJ class prices. They havo Baton 4he directorates of those companies, »od when the machim ry hatf been 4>ut in it h...
MANIA FOR CARDS [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 7 February 1914
MANIA FOR CARDS Berlin is getting jts fill of sensa tions from the trial (continued on Monday), says "Lloyd's Weekly" of November 30, of Countess Elizabeth 1 ischier von Treuberg on charges of lraud, illegal usury blackmail, and aiander. The "countess is the daugh ter of a German tailor. Many prominent persons are con cerned in the trial, including Princess Louise of Belgium and Princess Alex °f Isenburg-Buringen, while tne Crown Prince's name was men ??ei? during Monday's proceedings, which were occupied with the case of a. young nobleman named Von Alton, who was alleged to have been brought to such a pitch of despair by usury that ho shot himself. This young man was said to have twice had his paid off by his father, once for £.>0,000 and tlio second time for half that amount, but he was again in dif ficulties at the timo of his death. Tho chief witness was a money lender named Pariser, and under ex amination by tho Public Prosecutor ho got rather angry. When It was suggested th...