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The Benefit of Legumes [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
The Benefit of Legumes It is a. well known fact that a vig orous legulnllOus crop such ats peas or clover ouriches the land ill niltrog!en and thati allOther crop, say wheat or oats, following inl rotation will benClit fromnt the nitrogen residues. Recent investigations shlow, however, that tnle cereal muy derive benefit trom the t e utile; even when both are growling at the same time. In the "J01our. Agrc. Eci.," vol. 3, experiments are describ ed bearing this nilerence. Oats were grtown in quartz sand il i small pots placed in larger pots also filled with quartz sand, but growing peas. The inne11111r pots thuts grow Oats only lanld tie larger outer pots peas only, and in bothl cases all the necessary plant fooli were added except nitrogen. The.inner pots wero of two kinds. Where. tbey were of the ordinary porous pattern ti he oats grew vigorously. In the latte' case i, is believed that soluble nitrogen ous miatters diffused throulghl the tnoler pot from thile pes growing outside. ...
Limit of Unaided Vision [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
Limit of Unaided Vision The ability to discern the star Alcol at the tail of the Great Bear, has been' held to be the test of the limit of hu man vision unaided by any glass. Very rarely is the oyo of such power as to see the satellites of Jupiter, yet there are on record two or three instances the third satellite being the most dis- 1 tinct of those seen. It is said that Peruvians are the longest-sghted race of all. There is recorded by Hum boldt the case of indibns in that coun try who perceived a human figure 18 miles away, being able to recognise it as a human, and olgd in white,
MAIL ARRANGMENTS. MAILS CLOSE AT ORBOST FOR [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
MAIL ARRANGMENTS. MAILS CLOSE ORBOST FOR Cuninghame. Bairnsdale, Melbourne, etc., daily at 8.30 a.m. Bonang, Bendoe, Delegate River, Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Murrungowar, Tuesday, 9a.m., Satur day, 8.80 a.m. - Brodribb, Cribbage Tree, Bemm, Club Terrace, Combi:enbar, Gonoa, Saturday, 2.80 p.m. Marlo, .Saturday, 3 p.m. MAILS DUE AT ORBOST FROM Cuninghame,. Bairnsdale, Melbourne, etc., daily, 2 p.m. Bonang, Bendoc, Delegate River, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6 p.m. Murrungowar, Monday, 2 p.m. Brodribb, Bemin, Oahn, Genoa, Thursday, 2 p.m. Nuwa Nowa, Bruthen, Saturday, 2 p.m.
ENGLISH MAIL SERVICE Melbourne, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
ENGLISH MAIL SERVICE Melbourne, Thursday. Commenting on the clause in the Dominions Commission's re port indicating that the mail service between Australia and Britain should be faster, Mr Wynne said he had been in com munication with the steamer companies, who showed that the increased cost . of coal made it impossible to speed up the service at a reasonable outlay on the part of the Commonwealth.
THE MARKETS. MELBOURNE CATTLE MARKET (BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.) MELBOURNE, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
THE MARK(ETS. MELBOURNE CATTLE MARKET (By ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.) MELBOURNE, Wednesday. Messrs McLean, Macalister and Co. report:-Fat cattle.- 3575 yarded. The market ruled slightly easier than aisst week's rates, except for best de scriptions, which were firm. Quotations. Moore and Co., 22 bullocks £11 7 6 Shaw and Sons, 11 do ... 11 0 0 Grasslea Estate, 10 do. .. 10 14 0 McKenzie, 10 do. ..... 10 12 6 Powerecourt; 23 do... ... 10 0 6 Oampbell Bros., 11 do. 9 15 0 Bell, 22 do. ...... ... 9 12 6 Humphrey, 10 do........ 9 12 6 J. Nicol. 10 do. ... .. 9. 7 6 Mrs Feely, 12 cows...... 6 18 9 G. Osborne, 10 do.. ... 6 18 6 O'Neill, 12 do. ... . .. 6 11 0 McRae, 11 do.... ... 6 7 6 J. McMichael, 12 do ... 6 7 6 Avondale, 8 do. ... ... "6 0 0
From Workhouse to Wedlock [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
From Workhouse to Wedlock. A wedding, the outcome of sin old ag:e pensiol -romance toi:k pliice recent ly;, at Biraintree, Essex. The bride was Miss Susanuiali Clarke, .aged :76. who has been' an inmate ?of the]3raintree Woikhouse; for nearly 20 yeais. The lsridegroomi was Wailter Toensend,-'agid 77, whio has lived: foi imany yearis at Drumri iane; Brai'untree;, aidjhis' bn an Mwidow;er for two 'years:;: ieT. b-ride palilled to ithe rainatree Gnardimns foi assistanc? iii. her; conm ing miariage' anid sidd:? tat't she aifd her Hlusbaiid would ? ealch ieceive the old age ieitionif of'5! p?si wil.-. guard: A gardian ofiered, the paie 't cottae, eanl other hiinbers:of the boird snsuci'lbed 5/ to .buiy lihei iweddinig. ring, the miaster. being odidc d to provide tn?o trousseau SOn the occasiori' of-tlie ccremnny thi ver irof the hi-gaste zpl?di pa ish clii oh ivas :visibly astionished. I've iner seen so miany. people.as a Brain tree ivedding .bfore,' .he observed. Every 'pew was full tih...
COST OF BAGS [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
COST OF BAGS We have received a copy of a circular issued by Mr T. Langdon, who was chairman of the Wheat Commission, in which 'he wri.er comments on the fail ure of the Government to take any action on the Commission's report, and deals with the heavy loss entailed to farmers by having to bag their produce. The inaction of the Government is only in accordance with the general rule. When there is a public agitation for any public reform the appointment of a Royal Commission is a simple way of allaying the disturbance. It is expen sive, eertainly, but it takes responsibi lity off the shoulders of ti'.'Gavernment for a time. I-du time, or overdue time, the report of the Commission comes in and merely details certain facts that were well known to experts before. The report is promptly pigeon. holed, and that is the last there is of it until some try ublesome fellow stirs the matter up later on and perhaps necessi tates the app .intment of another Corn mission or of a board of high-sala...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
"DO YOU KNOW THIS ?" Our representative, MIr Beck, will visit your district, and bring with him Samples of all that is Newest and Best in MEN'S and BOYS'. CLOTHING and LADIES' TAILOR-MADE COSTUMES. SHe will be pleased to pay you a visit in your own home if you will drop him a line, C.o. HARRIS' CLUB HOTEL, ORBOST. L1NCOLN, STUART & CO., PTY., LTD., FLINDERS ST., MELBOURNE. "The House for High Value." HUGH WILLIAMS BFGS to ,nnounce that he h"s taken over the Undertaking Business form-rly carrid en by Mr James 'ley'iel and is pripaied to conduct Funerals in any part of the distitict at reasoonable ratet. All conveniences supplied on application. Inquiries may be made at Messs Drever marn and Co.'s, ronmon :ers. T. J. McCOY, Undertaker, Wolseley Street, Orbost. Funerals Conducted in all parts of the district. Plain, Trimmed and Polished 'offins. FIBST.CLASS HEABSE AND PLUMEM Charges Moderate. T J. McCOY, who has 38 years' experi ence, knows what you require. G. H. VICKERS, Unde...
THE TIDES [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
THE TIDES High water at Marlo and Conran. Frj1ay, Jan. 80, 11.87 a.m. 11.53 p.m. Saturday. ,, 31, - ,, 12.8 , Sunday, Feb. 1, 12.24 ,, 12.39 ,, Monday, ,, 2, 12.54 ,, 1.10 ,, Tuesday, ,, 3, 1.26 ,, 1.42 ,, Wednesday,, 4, 2.0 ,, 2.18 ,, Thursday ,, 5, 2 38 ,, 2.59 ,, Friday; ,, 6, 3.21 ,, 3.46 ,, Saturday, ,, 7, 4.18 ,, 4 45 ,, Sunday, ,, 8, 5.18 ,, 5.56 ,, Monday, ,, 9, 6 36 ,, 7.18 ,, Tuesday, ,, 10, 7.59 ,, 8.37 ,, Wednesday, 11, 9.11 ,, 9.41, Thursday, ,, 12, 10.9 ,, 10.34 ,, These times may vary according to weather conditions, westerly winds causing the tides to hold up later,
New Desert Bean. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
New Desert Bean. Professor ]t. W. Clothier, of the University of Arizona, has discovered a new variety of beau, well adapted for cultivation in ,dry climates. ])nr ifig a 1300anilo journey over the deserts and mountains of Arizona, heli visited tho Papago Indians, and got from tlhem geveral hundred brownislh-yellow beans pf an unknown variety.. These lhe lanntted on expeoruine'tal plots at the Arizona Experimental FParm for four ears before the discovery wvan aunon me. It appears that the new bean, 'ihich had been named the ''"tparyv" lbenn, is more prolific under dryv con ditions than any other known vnrieoy. It yields between 700ib andl 800lb to the acre, with no more water ithmin tihe scanty rainfall of Arizona gives. Under the same conditions ordinary bheas yield only from 66(b to 1401b tuo m, acre,. .
Apple Packing. PROPER PICKING ESSENTIAL FOR PERFECT PACKING. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
' Apple Packing. PROPER PICKING ESSENTIAL FOR v ;IFECT PACKING. It frequently requires a nice judg ment to determine the proper time for picking apples. If picked too soon the fruit will be undersized and poorly col ored, thus injuring seriously both its quality and appearance in the pack age. If allowed to hang on too long, its keeping quality is munpaired and danger of loss by. high winds is multi plied. No definite rule can be .laid down as to time of picking. When the fruit, on being twisted one-half around will snap cleanly from the spur withouz breaking the stem, it should be picked. Red apples are usually picked when they have assumed a normal colour, and yellow apples when they have at tained the proper size and the seeds become browned. There are great dif ferences, however, between varieties. The Jonathan must be picked as soon as colored or it will not keep in stor age, the Red Astrachan becomes mealy and often cracks when left for even t day or two after colouring, the M...