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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
':fa^^pPN^M^^^^^':l The LONE HAND. THE AUSTRALIAN riAQAZINE. An expression of patriotism with out-party feeling. Of romance and sentiment without pessimism. Of art and letters without preju dice. The BEST SHILLINGS* WORTH IN THE WORLD. Subscribe direct to the office, of to your nearest news agent. OFFICE i 2Haeorce 8t. 8ycfn«,. N.B.W. ?» OPPOSITE CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION. The GRAND HOTEL. 819 OEOROE ST. SOUTH. - First-class accommodation. Terms 'JMQMgt*, Every convenience for~coun CRICKET ! ! ! THUMPER &. CARTER AUSTRALIAN XI. For next season's CRICKET GOODS. Praetloe Bate 6/6. Match ., a/6, 10 6, lite. „ Balls 4/3. RELY ON EXPERTS at 124 JHnUKETST.. SYDNEY. GROSVENOR HOTEL. CHURCH HILL, 6VDNEV. Unrivalled accommodation. Every con . venience for visitors. Close to Circu lar Quay and trams. Moderate tariff. Or rooms may be had separately, and meals paid for as required. r C. W. mT OHATEAU, Manager. MARRICKVILLK TNIID*. - . ? WO TAB1VK) , Can we mala yon one of- our n Downedgpr...
WIT AND HUMOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
WIT AND HUMOR. Grateful Patient: ? Doctor, bow «*n I ew*j8- . ' \ My -»u ror your Jdnteess to jjibJ— Doctor: Doesn't matter, old man. Cheque, money ?-. order or tfifih. - ? / Idraloe: Is It true that you are engaged to PredJ Clarice-: No; I have not given fclm * definite anever yet. 1 want to wait ana »e« how be looks alter the football season la over. Nellie went Into the store. The man in charge naked her '« aha hBd not Wed some ot the limericks yet. 'Dee*, no.'inoia she; oot Will is sae particular with hW meat tbo noo that 1 am teared to try him with Ihae new tangled things.' 'Tou are accused,' said the court severely to N the automobllist, 'ot having run this man down.' 'Sure, I did. your Honor,' re sponded the prisoner, -'but I'd heard him run down my make ot machine.' Naturally tnu circumstance waa token iDto consideration. Doctor (to Gilbert, aged 4) : Put your tongoe out dear. Little Gilbert protruded the tip ot his tongue. Doctor : No. m». Put It ' right out. The little fel...
WHY PEOPLE PAINT. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
WHY PEOPLE FAINT. Fainting has always for its Immediate cause a 'deficient supply of blood lathe brain. Sometimes this is brought about by a weak heart Most frequently the deficiency is caused by a sudden en largement of the blood-vesselB in the viscera of. the abdomen. Any Shock may do this, and the Immediate conse quents Is a fall of blood to fill the en When the parts below the waist are large and flaccid. It Is very useful to « wear an abdominal belt so adjusted as to exercise a real but moderate pressure. It Is also useful to support the vessels of the legs either with elastic stockings or bandages. Of course, this does not refer to a fainting fit This Is to *e treated by placing the patient recum bent raising the lower limbs, and ap plying stimulants to the nose.
Salt For Stock. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
'^Z :^:*iltS^ip-fHo«-k. ?.?- = ' [?] ':':;'-;:-yegtit^^;46o^i^^^y-'-^emlcBl.«^^ ;~''4*' change an 's^nbrrnal Jobs' of '-contapn ^a;^^^^si^ft9'!by'«be' kM ' ihat .?-??.'? --^tt? i sccavlnB. /a-|^ji|i animal for, common . ? Bail ia. m^st noticeable when the food :tJ:- ~c^1*tn^^Vjto^;;-j)Wii»5ftlon;.1pt, ;Date«'-' ???v.. .trlumteaJtai^ipua Ms wheat, barley, ^jata, ;?'?'. potatoes, beans, and peas. :-C: ???/?- r~: 1 4. The addition of rait to animal food j Increases the appetite, promotes rfhe n ? ' - pair of tissue *y Its searching diffusion through the body, and etlmulates tha ??-.'? rapid using tap of Its waste products. ' ': ' , ? f..-BausslngaultTs ocperimenU sho*ea ;* that -eaJf increases muscular vlgor'liRd ;'.-; acUylty, and improves their general ip pearance and cbndltloh.
MORMONS IN ENGLAND. ENFIELD'S DEVOUT LITTLE COMMUNITY. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
UORHONS IN ENGLAND. ENPlEMyg DEVOUT LITTLE COMMUNITY. EnDeld has discovered the existence of a flourishing little Mormon com munity in Its midst through police court proceedings on Monday, 16th Septem ber, when the wife of a member of the 'Church of Latter-Day Saints' sum moned one of the elders for assault. It appears that the . Mormons of En flpiil nippt reiriilnrlv nt flip hmiRa nf Ut William Henry Goleinan, 87, Fothering ' bam road, Bush Hill Park, where a Sunday school is also held, at which ; Mr Henry George Dodman, a sergeant I in the Metropolitan Police, plays the ! harmonium. Mrs Dodman, who belongs [ to the Church of England, disapproved of her husband attending Mr Ooleman's I house, and when she went to protest ! she was ejected by Mr Colcman, who at ' the police court was fined L2 and costs : for assault. : I Sergeant Dodman is not the only Mor mon policeman who lives In the Eufleld I district. One of the elders of the church Is Constable Hillicr. who is also at tached l...
Scientific Agriculturae. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
-, ?:A;^^^iigiatettUM».-:-' ' ;y :? i-ne general progresBlve movement In &^ro^^;'|hjitV*r«iw^^'%iiie^lBtt^i- S;5 «i^^ :^ ^wbnths ofa^nnary «ni r ^hru»ryot each -year, the directors «' 'these^ehools j»» nonlrea to toport tto* p Mie Depsjttnpnt of Agrfcottm* at 1U3- ' *u2tM ''l,''»iJ',l^^'-'^'-«J'*'^'^^|fH|T^l'^iil|itl'|-a'^7.^T^|tiS^*iTMi .no, . . giyjuig. -£ne^pFPKtSBJuiinjsi^pZ r^H? -£?y*F ^Sin^ ^rii^JmjSnUiSj'^lM'yial'tfsffltl- - 4s'ate/of-^heti&t^1nclaBliw|^*elfi'Ur tcaclwSl, and traiispprt of ifitiej.^srleiil-7 tural machinery or applancfiB which It may be conslderedidvtgable to carry to those remote villages where the practical Instruction Is to be given. . ??? . '??.'- So far only the Schools of Agriculture at ZaragoEa, Jaen, Palencia, Badajoz, and Barcelona, and the -two stattons at Haro and VUlatranca del Panades are 'referred to In this order, but if the move ment prove a success It will no doubt be extended, and must lead to a wider use of modern farming ap...
ROOSEVELT'S IDEAS. DOES HE WANT WAR? JAPAN AND AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
ROOSEVELT'S EDEAS. DOES HE WANT WAR7 ' JAPAN AND AMERICA. The correspondent of the 'Dally Mall' wrote from New York on 30th Septem ber:— The friendly reception accorded In Japan to Mr Taft, Secretary for War, Instead of reassuring the American press, has filled it afresh with sinister fore'bodlngs of belligerent complications, paver since tho Administration resolved to despatch the fleet to tho Paclnc, writers, both Jn newspapers and In ma gazines, have proclaimed that sooner or later a fight between America end Japan for the mastery of the Pacific Is Inevi table. Repeated affirmations to ths contrary by Viscount Aofcl, the Japanese Ambas sador at Washington, and eminent mem bers of the Cabinet failed to quiet these alarums, which have been sounded with redoubled vigor tho moment that any statesman raised his voles in depreca tion of a_ Jingo campaign. Thus Mr Taft's declaration to tbe Ja panese that he is not only Minister of War but also minister of peace evokes an extraordinary s...
HOME-MADE FORGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
HOME-MADE FOB.GE. ?The blacksmith's forge Illustrated In the accompanying sketches may be con structed from material found on any farm. The frame and fine-box should be made of 2 x 4 stuff, securely nailed GENERAL PLAN OP EORGlB. '-'/r. anfl bolted together,/ The fl':e-i»x should be 26In. square. The fan should be 1£1d. in diameter and Sin. ac.oss. The fan Is made of two pieces of Un, lumber, ; 8in. x llln., bevelled towards the ends to a thickness of %ln., as shown In the de tailed drawing at B. * These are dovs talTed together as in C and a Kin. rod , 4-un through them for a shaft on which the fan is to turn. A Sin. wooden pul ley Is placed on the end of this shaft for the belt Two pieces like A are cut from a Un. x Uln. board for the sides ot the Ian. These. are placed Sin. apart, with the fan between them, and a piece of tin lOIn. wide Is nailed .around, com mencing at D and finishing at E. ft. ^t ?WING FAN AND ENCLOSURE. The fan Is driven by a belt from the large wheel to the p...
WHEN TO PICK PEARS. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
WHEN TO 3PIOK MSABS. The pear is ready to pick when the stem will separate from the -spur as the fruit is taken in the hand and tipped up. This is a good rule -for some varieties, but Is unreliable for others, which sepa rate from the stem readily long before they are fit to pick. Another good rule ts to pick when the wormy specimens are. showing .the first indications of ye), lowing or ripening. Picking with the first Indications of yellowing about the base of the Btem or In the neck of the pear Is another good rule to be followed In picking, most varie ties. As the pear reaches maturity It has a characteristic mottling of the sur face, which Is a helpful guide In picking. This mottling 1b due to a softening of the green color about the dots. It should be borne In mind that pears ripen -slowly: oh the tree arid that tlie picking season may extend over a long period: The grower should make evrrz effort to bring all the fruit. up to the nviiilrv^ Htcfi HpMta nirlrlnv ? Tt la a common...
DROWNING THE DRUM. CITY MAN'S "COUNTERBLAST TO SALVATION ARMY. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
PROWNIMO THE iHfnit.^^ [?] ?ri^ja^es^S^ey/^|I^er^inaa?^#h5^|p^ i3Ity'i:of\'£ibnac&: fanfl' ?i'-mem^r^'ittiii'iSfr&ff': National Liberal Club, residing attereo^; r'^ W ;; cent Grove, Clapham Commpn/raras^ ' .*? '., placed 1n the flock at the South-Western , ? Jr! Police Court, on 2nd October, along with . - Thomas M'Mahon, laborer, on a' charge ' of behaving to a disorderly manner and . ' It appeared that Mr Stacey was an noyed by the noise of the big drum and the brass Instruments at a Salvation Army service held on Clapham Common near his house, and as a conterblast he engaged a couple of men, one with a muffin bell and the other with an organ, to drown the sounds of the army musi cians. Police-Constable 378W put an end to the scene by arresting both defen dants. The constable stated that Mr Stacey urged M'Mahon to continue to ring tho bell after .be,. (the witness) had requested him to stop. ?'?'.'?.. Mr Leslie Smith: Which was the ? ' noisiest Instrument — the bel...
DEAR BUCKLAND AND THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
^D^kix iiiioKJUiJsro and the GEOXOGIOAX SOCIETY. - Tho centenary of the Geological Society was rightly commemorated by a dinner, for this learned body was 'evolved' In true British fashion from a Bclentifle dlnlng-club. At Oils solemn festivity, remarks tbe 'Westminster Gazette,' tho substantial faro would have terrified a modern food-reformer, find absentees with weak digestions were heavily fined. Their geological dis coveries were but slowly appreciated. They furnished a favorite theme for satirists so recent as Bret Harte, and ?were regarded with suspicion by religi ous people, though Dr Buckland, one of the founders, was an orthodox dignitary of the Anglican Church. Dr Buckland united simplicity with acumen, and at Oxford tbe undergraduates foisted on him some chocolate beetles as sand stone fossils. These the savant hoarded as rare geological treasures until they we're surreptitiously devoured by his sou Frank, the future naturalist.
FARM AND FIELD. Carriage and Hunter Mares. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
t ; ? :F^MiKMiiK .-. ' ?. ;-\'Cteiilw.13^:'aii#rtp'i0«w*'*v-'- i a carriage Srcoa mare twritcs tjie v^ngliftbs -^5^(*t*ea«^) ehoiikj *e i6 . hands or o^fEr, end measure 8Vi indies round-ttie smallest part'beldw the tafee. A hunte/ brood mare may have slightly Aleis.Uian thla, tut no hunter brood mare i , nor anv light horse stallion -hould be | S~ Jt,mo\nt^ to-feo:fo-the stud iness man! ]?t K : eight indies Jbelbw. the knee This point i V- . ', bespeaks the well and tear; and without 1 gr.-'^it'i&borse Is liable *o breafc down. The ' ;-r; ? V-- proper measure belQW-the knee for a ??: v,' ^ .b»edy 16sC--nunter of the first flight is -J :- 8)4. «na anything ulggeir Is usually, as f, soclated, with slowness. When a car . '. ' rlage horse has more than i'A there 1b :-', generally an unpardonable lack of qual u lty. Great weight below tlie Jiock and . . i- knee is never seen with speed or quality. . V Al! horses want a good oack -nd l'tn, or how can they be strong? lions quar ter...
THE "C.G.T." FRENCH LABOR AND THE FRENCH POOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
THE 'C.G.T.' FRENCH LABOR AND.THE FRENCH POOR. ? The French organisation- familiarly known as tho 'C.G.T.'— Confederation Generate du Travail— is about to insti tute an exhaustive inquiry Into tho con ditions of Ufe of tho working c'-asses. It Is a vast, an ambitious undertaking by a society whose banker's balance Is not of the longest. But tbe uia'-Wnery al ready exists, and the volunteers are nu merous and zealous. In France and foreign countries Uie 'C.G.T.' has for some time beea chlelly regarded as the foremost agent for the preaching of 'Antl-Milltarlsm'— or, as its enemies allege, of 'Antl-Patrlotlsm.' Nor Is this repute, or disrepute, unde served. One of the ablest leaders of the 'C.G.T.,' M. Tvetot, Is still under lock and key, doing penance for hie alleged propagandism of sedition In the army. With the committee of the 'C.G.T.' in Paris the majority of the Labor Ex changes— Bourses du Travail— in Franco are directly associated. Thfr Inquiry Is to be conducted through these...
Farming Made Easy. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
Forming Mads 'Easy. The agricultural tractor will yet. po ' hailed as aboon by AuBtwllan larmers. (writes the ^Seienfefle jtuitraUM.^Jffe-r «ently some ^4«jte»sting- testefJejce^MiT . ducted Jn Bngiana . *0tb #» agrjeultural; motor, rin designing T;*^: J»aiehtoe,*lbe mflkera endeavored to produce fl trac tor which should be generally useful tor ' all kinds of road haulage, and moro especially for farm work, such as ploughing, cultivating, hauling mowers and reapers, and for driving threshing machines, chafTcutters. or other farm machinery. Simplicity of construction and low running costs have been tne subjects of careful consideration. The engine has two cylinders cast together; the valves are on the top, and are,, \vorked by a cam shaft and bell-crank' levers. The adjustment of the carbu rettor Is suitable for alcohol', petrol, or i-araffln, but Jt ia Intended to vork with Wat -quality- of paraffin which, can be obtained In England at 6d per gallon. The engine may be started on pet...
THE CHURCH CONGRESS. ITS PRESIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
THE CHURCH CONCRESS ITS PRESIDENT. X,ike cod-liver oil and caviare an Anglican bishop is an acquired taste. I Sartorial blots upon tbe face of nature, they start upon their arduous career heavily handicapped. Mr George Du Maurier once told me that bis favorite studies for 'Punch' were bishops and footmen, because each were possessed of suanely calves. To many people who possess a. wide knowledge of them their chief attributes are bad tempers, sharp tongues, and unrivalled capacity for hard work and milk puddings, ond their lives arc spent In the constant pursuit j of the mild and wiry curate. Nevertheless, when all is said and done, an Anglican bishop Is neither to be lightly set aside nor ruthlessly swept ; away, and as a rule their devotion to the Establishment is only equalled by their untiring energy and self-sacrifice, j But there are bishops and bishops, j and Dr. Sheepshanks, who presides at ' the congress which opens to-day in Great Yarmbouth, Is, perhaps, though but little ...
Looses Soils and Moisture. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
Xftose Softs «ia MoUtnre. That a loose soil 5» protected agair.et ordinary drought lias been repeatedly proved. - Being a non-conductor of heat, It acts as a- mulch, keeps the soil damp, . and the roots cool: whereas the hard, unpioughed-land Is a goo-| conductor, and affords iio resistance to the access : of the Injurious heat of the sun. Dew In abundance Is very valuable to young plants, and Its formation is facilitated by stirring the soil. If any farmer, will look in the morning in his flower or kitchen garden, he will see that dew Is ^Jott/en abundantly formed .upon the 1 loosely-cultivated beds, white It' la ', totally absent In the hard walks. This is Just what happens on a much larger ??''.. ? scale In the fields. Moreover, when the ,'i ?.:. formation of dew is so great as to1 be ? ??? ' everywhere, jthat upon the loose coll Is Kv-vi absorbed ^na^^cifrted to the-'roiiria5 £vi :?«f?tl»l^Wwhilei*hRt -topon the hard f*5^A^' *3l te;.iB'uleSly;*VBpo'ratea and -|pst ' ?? '^\^*;' '...
A CHARMED LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
A CHARMED X.IFE. There is a man in Indiana named .Tames Synder, who bears a charmed j life. He has fallen so many tiifies that he does not pretend to enumerate all the I occasions. He fell once iu Chicago a dis 1ance of 120 feet, and from a height of sixty feet In Toledo. He wears a silver plate on his head over the spot where his skull was crushed, and limps iu one leg from the loss of his knee cap.
STRANGE STORY. A WILD WOMAN OF THE WOODS. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
STRANGE STORY. A WILD WOMAN OF THE WOODS. Professor Macauley, of Harvard Uni versity, ^Cambridge, Mass., spent a few weeks in the country surrounding Blue Sea Lake and Manlwaki, up tbe Gatl neau, and brings back with him (writes a Canadian -x-rrespondent ol the-'Stajjd- %$$):£.. -«ltraj^»tpry : «t .* Wild woman. fe^ile*0ntJte,«jDitti-aay;4n agjMwjas:. A face pee red -at him from the shadoWe. It was A wild face,' -tanned tp?a : dark Tjrown iy- the sun, Iramed by masses of dark, coarse hair, and unmistakably that of ? a woman. Tbe hunter op ?proached, but before he could speak to this eerie inhabitant of the woods she had fled. To all appearances she seemed to be dressed In nothing but leavep, en twined so as to form a sort of covering. Processor Macauley found that she lived In solitude, in a small hut. In the inte rior Of which no ordinary sized person could stand, so low-roofed was It The poor creature has not a companion, save a number of dogs who help her In pro curing food.
A LONDON EPISODE. IN A FRONT PARLOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
A LONDON EPISODE. IN A FRONT PARLOR. The street door opened Into the front parlor, and tbe small room was bright with the afternoon's sun. But It was on coming: death ana new-born llXe that the sunlight smiled. The grandmother, old ond weary at fifty, lay on a bed-chair ui-der tUo win dow, within a few Inches of the passere by; and near tho fireplace sat the young mother, nursing her ten-days-old child. The face of the dying woman was yeHbw and faded as nn elm-leaf In autuinn. Hollows In her cheeks, her temples, and round her jaws. The lips were already etlft, and the hand she placed In mine was cold with tbe chill of death. Rest lessly she turned from Bide to side and plucked at the bedclothes, at the freshly starched curtains; and the elder daugh ter—a emart barmaid— drew these Impa tiently a'way from the searching bend. The woman was quite sensible, and pointed out tbe daughter with the baby as the one for whom I had found a situa tion. But every (ew minutes she lay back and doze...
THE MUMMY OF AH-BRAM. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 12 February 1908
THE MUMMY OF AH-BRAM. ' BY HAROLD PAGET. The uncle from whom I Inherited all my wealth, together with the famouB house in which we still reside, must'liave been one of the most cantankerous and extraordinary men who ever lived, the sort of man in connection with whom the unexpected always happens. He had lived much In the orient, and seems, from what I can gather, to have been feared and detested more than he was liked. Bis keen business faculties, which resulted in an extraordinary &a- cumulatlon of wealth, appear only to have been equalled by the unscrupulous way in which he enjoyed them. When he finally gave up business and resolved to settle down he was known to have the finest collection of Indian curios in the world. He Immediately turned his attention tu purchasing a mansion- In which to stoic them, and when I Inherited the place after his death and viewed the mansion for the first time, with my wife, I thought I never before had seen euch a heathenish exterior. My wi...