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SELECTING DAIRY HEIFERS. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 30 June 1914
SELECTING DAIRY HEIFERS. To got tho be.st dairy cows is ovory dairyman's desiro; but fow lcuow how to got them, oithor by brooding or pur chaso, for tho reason tlmt tlioy do not know liow to selcct tho best for milk or breeding. In breeding for tho dairy it is important to know how to selcot calvcs that promiso to bo tho best milkers, which also makes thorn tho best brooders with which to im prove tho liord. Of course, it does not necessarily follow that a cow which will yio!d a largo supply of milk of a high tost will iproduoo hoifora equally valu able; but novortheless it must bo as sumed that a cow of tho description roferred to is moro likely to ,produoo a moro profitablo heifer than a cow possessing no rccord. Naturally one would not chooso at weakling calf when selecting a heifer for tho dairy; but at tho same tiino it is not tho biggest and fattest calf that makos tho best dairy oow. Tho boncframo-if tho term is allowable-is tho surest guido to tho quality of tho futuro dairy...
NATURE AND USE. FERTILISERS EMPLOYED AS A SOURCE OF POTASH. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 30 June 1914
NATURE AND USE. (By B. Leslie Emslio, C.D.A, P.A.S.I, F.0.8.) FERTILISERS EMPLOYED AS A SOURCE OF POTASH. From a study of tiho early history of fertilising, it appears that tho mater ials employed were largely phosphatio nnd nitrogenous. AVhen Loibig, in his researches about! tho middle of last century, discovered tho importance of potash as a "plant food" and .lemoii strutcd tho fact that this substance was present in most soils in insuliiwcnt quantity for Alio production of full orops, a new pago in tho history of fertilisers was commenced. The light of tho discovory revealed tha cause of certain phenomena which hud hitiherto remained obscure. l''or instance, the iuoKased fortility of soils where wood ashes had been scattered had often been observed, and this effect was now traco able to tho potash, which tho ushw supplied. WOOD ASHES. Tho extraction of potash from wood adioa for exportation, to Europe, whero it was employed in various manufaot^ies was at one time a very important...
THE DRYING UP OF COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 30 June 1914
THE DRYING UP OF COWS. An American authority contends liuio the drying up of cows is easier and Kss dangerous than is usually sup posed. lie writes:-"To milk a pjr si.^tenx milker oniy once a day i.s a sure way to keep her milking. The only way to" dry oil a cow is to slop milking her, and a»& the same time cut off her feed and change her surrouadiugs; both always check the milk ilow. Keep the bowels ioc-sj, and after a few days milk | her out elean. it Will not be Ions before she is dry. Then watch for all ateunmlaiiou of -thin milk in the ud der; as scon as this disappears begin to ieid the cow in order to build her up, that sho may have material to grow her unborn calf, and *tore up ma terial ;o draw from after she fvesheus to supply the dram mi her system made by the milk pail. ft has been carefully worked out 'that it will re quire as much feed for a cow to grow her calf as it will to produce 10U0 lb of milk-that is. a GOUO lb cow nerds one-sixth as much feed to develop...
SCOTCHED. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 30 June 1914
SCOTCHED. (By X'. A. FOWLEll.) Wo mot suddenly at tlio garden gate. "Hollo, Jerry 1"' said Kowuia, "iviiai a frightful liurry you'ro ml" 1 urow her into tho shadow of tlio ivnll. Sho had been treating mo very ltimwntly for some time, and i ion. that now was tho opportunity to show ier tho darigor of playing last and looso with such a captures mysoll. .?ifush!" X wluaperetf warningly. "Aro wa alone?" Kowena shaded hor eyes and peered anxiously up and down tho path. "It's all right," sue said, wiuu sig i of roliof. "ihero's no 0110 about ex cept AlcUrogor, and ho won't split." X looked doubtfully At tho littlo i. b ordoen terrier>n cliar^ of hor. '1 don't know,'"! said, "l can't l .lp thinking you plaeo too much uoiilidencf in McGregor. I mistrust him. To me ho haa ail the appearance o£ a tale bearer." "Copyright in tlio U.S.A. 1 j she murmured admiringly. "Hut "'hat': tlio mystery, Jorry?" "You must promise not -o scroain, Rowona.- Now, lo-jk at mo v'ory cui-o ly. ' Do you' seo an...
JOBS FOR STORMY DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 30 June 1914
JOBS FOR STORMY DAYS. i have cuino io ihe conclusion iii:ii every larmer should, liavo a workslioj* 01 ins own. A *muu builumg, lu b.> i'l ieet, iu which Jio can koej> a lire ii necessary ' in winter, wiU answer c-1k purpose. Hero he can go and. do a groat deal of. work that will save time and money ior him. Ho can iurnish it will tools and benches to suit, and a small kit of blacksmith tools woulu noi/ bj amiss. tie can ^soon learn to tlo nwJi 111 wood and iron and save uimseii worry and time and money J;. tho busy season, ihoro will bo por tions of the machinery that will need repair, harness wiil iiavo to bo mend &lt;xi, an article mado ior ui^y about tho farm 01,' ior tho homo. 1 kuow farm ers who have taken up tho work them selves and have mado many useful ar ticles for tho homo as well as for the farm in such a place a man can con struct his own sled and iron it. He can build troughs for grain, small carts for currying giain about the feed lot, bt-c. i know a man...
HOW TO PIT POTATOES. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 30 June 1914
HOW TO P!T POTATOES. Do not leave- them-too long in the ground, or they m;iy. start a scoond growth; ou tiio other hand, see that they are quito ripo before digging. The bi-St way to store them is by pitting. Spread a quantity of dry straw along tile ground, two leet'wido by whatever length may be -necessary for the quan tity you have. Heap tho tubers up ou this triangular wise; cover com pletely ^ with another layer of straw, then with elay or earth. JS'ever re move tho covering until you are ready to uso tho potatoes. Start at one end and withdraw tho daily or weekly .supply, covering the end up immediate ly you are finished. In this way you will not disturb tho whole pit, but will gradually leusen it* mitil all rttho tubers liavo been extracted. Then you can dig the straw into tho soil.
GARDEN NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 30 June 1914
GARDEN NOTES. With the waning of another season, ihi? gardener is reminded that ho must b-.:Mir himself, and do what lie can to prolong the autumn blossoms. At this : (. a.jion of the year there is an inclina tion to Jet things go; -is a matter of a litilo attention will repay more :\i iho present season than at any other time, excepting perhaps the early spring. Any plan's that are still in ;low\r should have the ground round lhein kept well loosened during lino veaiher. and all dead foliage should bo &lt;«Vaied av/av. Annua);', as they iinish blooming. should be at oneo removed, a bed of.dead aster plants, tor iu slaiiv'O, is at best a gloomy spectacle. ImiII*.; should be planted as soon &3 possible. They can, of course, bo planted l'or weeks to eome, but the sooner they are in now the better. Dig tl»e ground thoroughly, and mix a little bonedust with the &lt;oil. .Many amateurs regard bulbs as being of such easy cul ture. that any special attention is un n...
THE OMEO STANDARD. With which is Incorporated the Omeo Telegraph. TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 30 June 1914
the O&iEO STANDARD, With which is Incorporated the Omeo Telegraph. TUESDAY, JUXE SO, 1014 For Bronchial Coughs, take '. Woods' Great Peppermint Cure,1b 6J. All accounts lying at the Omco aub treasury must be collected before the end of July, othenviso they will bo returned to Melbourne. The anmnl meeting of the Omeo branch, P.L.C. will beheld at the A.N. A. Hall on Satu'day evening at S o'clock, for the pur pose of electing officers and dealing with other important business. The Omeo District footbill competition was advanced, another stag* on Saturday when Gasailis were at home to Benambra, and succeeded in defeating the visitors by 6.16 to 3.8. Next Saturday Benambra and Omeo meet at Omeo. The Gippaland and Northern Co o ?ra tive Selling Co., Ltd, has been appor.ted the wholesale distributing agents fo- the Gippsland Co operative Bacoo Curio " o., Lt&lt;L, Daudenong. Ask your groce for! Dandenong bacon.*** I A meeting of Mr G. H. Wise's supporters j and wetl-wUhera...
WOMEN'S INTERESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 30 June 1914
(By "Ambroamo.") All the new coats and costumes are fashioned to show open-fronted collars and low-cut vests, which prove' so bo coming to the majority of wearers. The* only drawback, to this delightful fashion is that it tends to roughen ami redden the part oC tbe skiu s0 oxPos.cli> leaving an ugly mark when evening dress is worn. To remedy this a now preparation, introduced in the tirst place to whiten'and soften the hands, will be found invulnerable. This is mado m the form of scent, and a few drops rubbed into tin; skin night, and morning docs wonders in removing redness or roughness ami preserving the natural whitene:..-. of the skm. Indeed, the t lo dressmaker of to day finds her hands full of work of this description just now, as a great many women are takiug advantage of lash ion's latitude in this direction, and in stead of buying expensive frocks are having their old ones unpicked and d'ved,"or cleaned and covered with dra peries of lace or uinou to meet t» fashion of t...
OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 30 June 1914
OF RURAL INTEREST (By ,&lt;Kusticuf.M) "Agriculture is au art baaod on seicnco and capablo of great develop ment and expansion as tho scientific principles on which it is based becomo more and more completely understood." says Mr. A. L. V. Richardson, M.A., B.Sc., Agricultural Superintendont for tho Department of Agriculture. In an excellent nrticlo in tho "Journal of Ag riculture." That embodies a hard fact that cannot bo too often or too emphatically impressed upon tho men who have tho destinies of this country in their keeping-tho men who nro de veloping its rural production. Mr Rich ardson points out: "Tho primary object of tho scientific j investigator of agricultural problems is ! to discover the principles or laws under lying agricultural phenomena in order to explain aud also anticipato farift practice. Tho investigator may pro ceed in the elucidation of thoso prob lems either by observation or by ex periment. Tho uso of definitely plan ned, carefully conducted exper...
DAIRYING ON IRRIGATED LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 30 June 1914
DAIRYING ON IRRIGATED LAND. A most interesting point has arisen in jvgaid to tho high percontago of fat which/ tho dairy oows aro yielding at the Yanco Stato farm in New South | iv'alcu. This institution i$ situated in the irrigation schemo at Yanco, about 200 miles from tho coast. It was noticed Jast year that tho Jerseys winch had been transferred to (thia farm gave much higher fat yields than animals of tho samo breed on tho^coast. Tho point was watched, and it is now declared that tho increase refers to all breeds. It is suggost-od that tho at mosphere, being drier, inigjlit liavo had tho effect, while tho rainfall being so muoh less than tiio coast, tho cows havo fewer storms to. face, and ar© thus not- distressed so muoh. It is also urgjii that tho cows aro maintained*m a uniformly better conditiou and heart all the year through, for on tho coast tho feed lluctuates more when dry spcJJs pinch it. . ' Whatever is tho rea son, tho point^is interesting. It like wise support's tho...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 30 June 1914
COA/S/GA/ YOUR PRODUCE T&lt;£Z :TV &CA U Y LTD., WOOL, GRAIN, t& PRODUCE BROKER®, STO&K AND STATION AGENTS. B1MET, When dcnlrcd Clips are ReclaBosd by Experte at a totnl coot o1 ontxsf penny por" lb. All Proiluoe carefully Valued by EJxperts prior to Cftoa. j Clients given choice of any Martot. SPECIAL DEPARTMENTS For tlio Sale of LAND, STORE and FAT STOCK, TALLOW, GKIK& HIDES, FUR8, BUTTER and DAIRY PRODUCE!. AGENTS FOR Qulbell's Sheep Dip. Kemp'o Patent Sheep Branding Llqu^S, Wormo Speclflco Sheep Drench. '* Nobel's Glasgow Explosives and Chllwortft PtSWSOTS^ tlySoatoouaifira© 0£5£o©, TBouuirEs:© tSSHi» Heame's BramdhMs (Dmr©. Those who have taken this medicine are amazed at ita splendid healing power. Sufferers from Bronchitis, Cough, Croup, Asthma, Hoarseness, Difficulty of Breathing, Pain or Soreness in the cheit, esperience delightful and rapid relief, and to those who are subject to Colds on the Chest it is invaluable, as it effects a c...
NEWS SUMMARY. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 30 June 1914
NEWS SUMAH?. Boon Gooy, whoso caso created a good deal of discussion a couple of years ago, when tho (then Minister for External Affairs (Mr. Josiah Tliomas), insisted upon -tho deportation of Jus wife and family rto China, is expected to return to Gcolong on Eriday. Let ters to ithat effoct have during tho present, week been received from Mr. Poon Gooey, who will return with the object of engaging in business again. In a number of country centres wliero bush nurses have been installed, their services have been readily avail ed of by tho Education department. Tho nurses carry out a partial inedieal( examination of tho physical condition oi the scholars, and iurnish roports to the mcdicrtl staff in Melbourne. They a.so give the children simplo instruc tion .11 personal hygiene. The Minis ter for Public Instruction (Mr. Living .s.ou) strongly favors an extension of practice, and intends to bring the subject beloro tho Cabinet, so tfia»t it c.i 11 bu piaeul on a business basis. Tho uni...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 30 June 1914
Clear out the Bunnies! A Good Stock of the > [Best Make of RABBIT TRAPS ' Has 'arrived and will be sold] at a Reasonable Price for Cash. Jo; v ? LANTHORNS, TRAP-SETTERS, , PILES, ETC., IN STOCK. Telephone No. 8. DAVID EAKINS, Omeo For Private Sale. Township Properties. THAT DESIRABLK RESIDENCE, " HOLMHUKST," COOPER STREET, OMKO. Drawing room, large (lining room, two largo bedrooms, splendidly fitted bath room, vestibule, kilohcn aud maid's bedroom. Outhouses, S-stallirtibling, buggy shed, largo storo room r.nd harness room. Netted fowl runs, and every con venience of a COMFORTABLE HOME Erected on Four township allotments of quarter* aero each, with fcontagca to two toads, divided into grass padilock, lucorno paddock, vegetable garden and orchard, with largo drying ground and buggy drive. The flower garden is one of the prettiest in Omco, filled with choico standard and climbing roses, and specially choice flowers of all kinds. In view of the certain improvement in the values of t...
AMERICAN MEAT FAMINE. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 30 June 1914
AMERICAN MEAT FAMINE. In regard to tho possibility of a moat famino m tljo United States, tho Gov oniment liavo issued a spocial bulletin to tho farmers of tho country. It says -"Tlio high cost of moat is a serious reality, and it is now obvious "that tho riso in prices in recent years is tho natural result of an actual shortage in produotion. Tho condition is refleoted m tho per capita consumption of moat in tlio United States, which is estimat ed to have fallon off 101b in four years or from 1G2 11> in 1909 to 152 lb in tho fiscal year 1913. It. is ovidont that tho country is facing ail era of short produotion of moat, and that somo constructive means must bo ad 'optod if tho American appqtito for this . calss of food iB to bo supplied." Tho bullotin points,out tlmt in tlio. last six yoara tlib nunibor of hoof cattlo in tho country has apparently fallen off 30 por cent., while tho population lias in creased ,
A GOOD LIME WASH. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 30 June 1914
A GOOD LilVlE WASH. fn reply to an enquiry a correspon dent forwards a recipe which Iio hatf proved to be satisfactory. 4'Take one bushel of quicklime, and nlack it with boiling water, covering it during the process to keep in'the 'steam, otrain this through a lino sieve or very fine bagging, and add to it. two pecks of saH dissolved in hot water, (j Jb. of iinc whiting or powdered chalk, and 2 11>. ol' good glue, dissolved in boiling water.' Thou add ten gallons o£ hot water to the mixture, stir it well, aud let it stand for a few days, covered from dust. It should be put on hot. About a pint of this mixture will cover, a square yard of outsido woodwork. It in much cheaper than ordinary paint, and answers as well for dressed timber, brick or stone, and is better than paint for undressed timber, like slabs and split posts and rails. An ordinary whitewash brush serves for applying it to rough work, but for neat work a paint brush may be used. This wash kdoes not rub oil' like tho ...
TEACHING OF EUGENICS. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 30 June 1914
TEACHING OF EUGENICS. Speaking of the 1 'Progress of Euge nics" at tho Royal Institution, Dr. Salenby said that Amcrica hail made the most thorough-going investigations, but tho results, valuable though thoy were l'or the time, were based on in suiliciontly scientific foundations, and would have to bo dono ovor this side loose thinkers, ready to traco every thing to hereditary, had laid down the most stringent laws' for tho eugenic eon duct of society, so much so that one might almost say that no one whose ancestors had (iied from any cause should be allowed to marry; but the scientist know that tho day was still distant when he could^spoak with au thority. Tho investigator of eugenics must wait upon the teachings of the anthropologist and sociologist.