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THE JET-HUNTER'S FOSTER SON CHAPTER XVIII. (Continued) [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 15 October 1915
g ..TEE JET-HUNTER'S FOSTER SON UIU'TER XVJII. (Ontimiod.. flic riding party sot out from the great house gaily enough. The day was line, though a littlo ominous haze hung about the horizon to windward, like those sable cloud-banks that in tropical latitudes portend the corning hnrricanc. Up the road leading to wards the high moors, the trampling squadron went, the merry notes ot blithe talk and the silvery sound of girlish laughter floating on the sum mer wind. There were the six young ladies, two mariml and four unmar ried, and with them a masculine es cort of sufficient strength, without in eluding tlu- grooms, who brought up the rear. There was Lord David 'l'od huntcr, who rode another man s horse, as ho relished another man's dinners and claret, most heartily, and who really seemed to earn his eleejnosy 'VaVy-quarters by the genial fashion in which he "enjoyed their comforts. There were Sir Kichard Mortmain, and the other i;aronet, Sir Harker; and young Charley Fitzgerald; and ...
A BAD EGG. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 15 October 1915
A HAD -ftUU. At tho conclusion of 0110 of his speeches on tho agricultural situation Air Asquith announced, 113 usual, that ho would be glad to answer any ques tions his hearers cared to ask. promptly came a voico Irom t_;o middle of tho audionco. "You scorn, sir, to know a grGat deal about the difficulties and prob lems a farmer has to face. Perhaps you will answer ono of these probloms for me?" "Certainly," replied tho candidate nervously. "What is it? "How can you tell a bad egg?'' came the merciless voico. The candidate waited calmly till tho roar of laughter died away. Then he rcpliod: "If I had anything to tell a bad egg I think I should break it gently!" W1VKS, BE UAllKi'Ub Mrs Clarko came running iiur.-iedly into her husband's office the oiher morning. "Oh Dick;" she cried as ho gasood for breath, '"i dropped my diamonu ring olf my linger and 1 can't lind it anywhere." "It's all right, Bess," rcpliod Mr. Olarke, "I came across it in my trous ers pockot." A KINDNESS. l'oung L...
GRAVE AND GAY. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 15 October 1915
GRAVE AND GAY. In character, in mannors, in style, in all things, true, supreme excellence i3 simplicity.-Longfellow. Thero are times when a man doesn't think ho is getting his money's worth. Onq is when no invests in a monument. A non-entity is a man who has to tell people who the girl was that he married before they are able to recol lect iiim. The most virtuous woman in the world would rather admit having been kissed than admit never having been kissed.-1'atlor. Under the magnetism of friendship the modost man becomes bold; the shy conlidqut; the lazy active; or the uu impetuous prudent u«d poaceiul. Thackeray. A Billy Ass writes to point out that however ha.rd up the Germans may bo tor cotton, Wolff's Agency will al ways be able to supply them with yarns ' 'That is a peculiarly liery sauce you use. Are you loud of itH" "No," replied Miss Ournrox; "but wo always havo it put on the table. It is so amusing to seo peoplo take an over doso of it and protend they like it." -Do you thi...
POULTRY POINTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 15 October 1915
POULTRY POINTERS. Select a location that has natural drainage away from the building. A dry, porous soil, suc-h as sand or grav elly loam, i spreferable to a clay soiL" Jn most localities tho building should face tho north, as this insures the great est amount of sunlight during the win ter. Allow at least two squaro foot of floor space per bird. el' - zr Proper ventilation and sunlight mean a dry house and healthy birds. Tho irartia lopen-front house is conceded to ue the best type for most sections. The colony plan of housing poultry may be adopted to good advantage on many farms. This system does away with the danger of tainted soil. The roosts should be built on tho same level, two feet six inches from the floor, with a dropping board about eight inches below them. Good roosts may bo made of 2 x 2 inch material with upper edges rounded. The nests may be placed on the side walls or under the dropping boards. It is best to have them dwarkened, as hens prefer a secluded place in wh...
THE CULT OF BEAUTY. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 15 October 1915
TIIE CULT OF BEAUTY. The guests being assembled, the boll' was rung for dinner to be served. Bridget appeared with the first course, and began putting the dishes in placo. An involuntary exclamation from one of the guests caused the mis tress to look up in surprise. "Bridget," F.he cried, "whatever is tho matter with your face?" "Don't vo take anny notice av me, mum and ladios," said 'Bridget, geni ally. "Oi'm only tryin' the shtraw berry complexion euro Oi read about in yer society paper, mum. You rubs a strawberry on yer face, an laves tho jooce 011 for a couple of hours. Only, not havin' any shtrawberries handy, I used a tomartho!''
NOT FORGOTTEN. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 15 October 1915
XOT FORGOTTEN. A Ycomaii recently returned to his nativo heath wag upbraiding his sweet heart for her want of thought in not writing to him while at tho war. "I believe," he said, "you didn't care a atraw whether I came back or not." "Oh, Jack," cried the girl, "don't say that! Why, I inquired every day at tho post office to sec if you were shot!" ?"You chargo me twico as much for tomatoes as they do down the street," said the young housekeeper, eyeing the knight of the vegetable basket keenly. "Ah!" ho replied, with the air of tho honest tradesman he felt himself to be, '' theaw are hand picked jtota-i-. toes, madam." Which explanation waa bo satisfac tory that Mjs. Ncwlywed ordered three pounds. Musical Lady: "Wouldn't you like to be ablo to sing and play, ruy little man?" Johnny: "No. I wouldn't lika to have people say such horrid things about me as they do about you."
WIT AND HUMOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 15 October 1915
WIT AND HUMOUR. When is a man obliged to keep lria word* "When no ono will take it. Dolly: He eallod me his dear little iamb. Sally: And what then? Dolly: Oh, then he gathered me into the fold! A country farmer, visiting a market town, was pestered by teh agent of a bicycle dealer to buy a machine. "I'd rather spend my money, on a covr," said the farmer. "But what an idiot you would look riding about the town on the back of a cow," urged the agent. "Perhaps BO," replied the farmer "but not half such an idiot as I'd look trying to milk a bicycle!" "Mamma," sai da five-year-old youngster, on finding that his milk was not quite up to standard, "I think our milkman has a sour cow." -- . f An Aberdeen man, visiting London, noticed a woman eatin ah ice. "Ili, man, gi'o mo yin o' thae!" said ho to the waiter. Boing supplied, he took a spoonful and made a wry faco. "I'm dootin' it's a bit frost-bitten, mistor! " said ho. "Oh, no, sir!" remarked the waiter. "It's an ice!'' "Do thoy eat ice i...
FORESTRY IN CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 15 October 1915
FORESTRY IN CHINA. In a vast country iiko China, with an urea of nearly 4,300,000 square | n^iles, thoro should l»o enormous for I osis. But tho greater part is densely I populated-tho figures given are bet ; weon 300,000,000 >ind 400,000,000-ana j tlie Cliineso arQ said" to prefer timber I for fuel and for building, whilst they | do not praetico forestry to any ex tent, consequently tho councrv gener ally is denuded of ils trees wherever tho population is large.' Air Shaw's book on tho subject ("Chinese Forest Trees and Timber Supply," T. Fisher Cnwin), is an economic study rather than a tochnical work. It deals with the question of deforestation, showing what forests till oxist in Chinn, and tho importance of conserving them am! of replanting, a problem which other countries, ns well as China will hiive to faco. He says that with the awak ening of tho national consciousness is arising a desire to develop China's re sources, and to this end preserving and developing tho woods an...
BRITAIN'S SHARE IN THE WAR. AMERICAN ESTIMATE OF OUR EFFORT. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 15 October 1915
BRITAIN'S SHARE IN THE WAR. AMERICAN ESTIMATE OF OUR JiiWOitT. Tho "Ulnengo JDaily .N'QWS" which contains more special war news than any paper in America, and has stoutly supported tho ciuiso of the Allies, al though imblished in a town predomin antly Gorman in racial interests, con tains a striking tribute to the pari Great Britain has played m the war, and showing how Britain "is bending her energies to a colossal task." Here, says tiio Chicago Dttily .News, nro some of tho things Britain is doing: 1. Holding tho seas lor tho ships of tho AII109, as well as tor her own. 2. Protecting tho coasts of her Al lies as well as her own. 3. Struggling, in co-operation with tho French, to smash the Turks and win tho Balkans lor tho Allied cause. 4. Rendering great aid to French and Belgian troops in resisting the tor riblo onslaughts of tho Germans on tho Alliod left wing in tho West. 5. Making loans and supplying muni tions to nearly all bor partners in tho war. 6. Pursuing a linancia! pol...
THE DAY OF RECKONING. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 15 October 1915
THE DAY OF RECKONING. The great financial weekly, the Statist, publishes a Tory confident art icle with regard to tho limits of Gor man resources. "Thero is a widespread delusion," it says, "respecting tho rosources of Germany, which it is desirablo to dis pel. . Newspaper writers and public speakers aro never tired of dwelling upon tho wonderful resource that Ger many has shown during tho eleven months of war. These people havo never been propared! by the classical education which they received to under stand national rosources or national staying power. It is not surprising therofore, tnat they aro dumfoundecl by the evidenco given that Germany is not yet exhausted. "Wo aro prepared to stake whatever' roputation we possess on the assertion that tho two central European Empires have not at tho present time six mil lions of men in the field, and never will bo able to bring that force to bear upon their oppononts. If tho reader will bear in mind what is happening hero at homo iio wil...
ECONOMICS OF WAR. MAKING ARMY BOOTS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 15 October 1915
ECONOMICS OF WAR. MAKINGS AKMY BOOTS. Franco and England have como to an agreement over, the leather trade. The 1' rcnch Government has undertaken to allow the export from Franco of a limited number of hides of So kilos salted weight and over. Permits to export hides of tIv.i specified we'ght irom Franeo will only be granted on application being made to the French Ministry of War by the Committee ol the United d'anner's Federation ot Groat Britain, who will act aa sole buyers ot hides of this class tor ex port from Franco to Groat Britain. Tlio imported hides will bo sold by auc tion to taunors engaged in tho produc tion of leather tor Army boots. Any dilferonco between tho prico paid m France and the pneo roalised in this country aftor meeUng expenses, will bo paid to tho treasury. In return for this concession on the part of tho French Government esport from Great Britain of a corresponding weight of light leather of the class required lor French Army hoots has been agreed to. i'O...
THIS SACRIFICE. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 15 October 1915
THIS SAURli'lCE. When unexpected company came to 1 dinner, iittlo JBettv ivas told privately that she and mother would: have to have oyster soup without the oysters. J The young lady was much, flattered at t her share in this sacrifice to hospital- i ity, and apparently disappointed when j she found one small oyster in her plate. ?. Holding it up .oil the spoon, she in- j quired in a stage whispe.r- i "Mother, shouldn't Mrs Smith have j this oyster too?" i HIS IDEAL. » Hampton: "What is your ideal cf | happiness:'"' | Riley: "To have the garden f-redt I planted to look like tho T>'r:turo3 on ; the sqed packets.'1
HOW WE SANK THE NINE SHIPS [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 15 October 1915
HOW WE SANK THE NIP1E SHIPS BY ON 15 J,)i' THE Ell'S UIIEW. The following is an account by one of the crow of the exploit of submnr ino Ell in tho Sea of Marmora, for which Lieutenant-Commander Na smith lias been awarded the V.C. and each of tlio men the D.S.M. "We left Imbros ono morning about 3 a.m., and steamed towards the Dar danelles, and; dived as day was break ing, and-well-got through tho Nar rows O.K. Arrived tho other side and saw two battleships. We we.re getting /ready to torpedo one of 'em when they spotted us ,opened lire on us, and nip ped-bunked-ran away! ; "We then journeyed on for a juile or ( two and then went to tho bottom, and ' rested until about 8, p.ju. Camo up ! -'twas dusk-so we looked around j nobody in sight-broke surfaco and cn ! ered tho Sea of Marmora. Bumped' around for a few days without sight ing anything -until Sunday morning, when wo were diving outside Constan tinople, and saw a big gunboat, and at i 6.25 a.m. we gavo her a tin fish; by ! 5.30 sh...
POSITION OF SWEDEN. NO TIME FOR GERMANY. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 15 October 1915
POSITION OF SWEDEN. NO l'IMK FOH GKKMANY. Since tho beginning of tho war the | actions of noutral countries have been watched with jealous interest by tbo belligerents. Whilo the TJn'.tod States has been an eyesore to Gormany, tho proximity of Sweden and Norway to the blockaded empire lias beon no less a source of great disquietude to the Allies. The activities of German agents appear to bo responsible for an opin ion winch has gained ground in &orue quarters that Sweden's sympathies a.ro becoming antagonistic to tho Alies. "Tho Times" correspondent in Swelon and otlior obnurvcrs have stated that Sweden's dread of Russia makes her lean to Germany, which hor .il-.larr men, trained in Germany, also lavj.-. There aro many Swedeu in Austral'a. and New Zealand, and thoy are i.-ynl citizens of tho Empire. Ono who has just returned to Sydney from his. o".n country gives a, different picture, to that given in tho cables. Here it is - "Nothing could be further from ihe truth," said M...
Causes of Bone Chewing and Similar Abnormal Cravings in Cattle. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 22 October 1915
Causes of Bone Chewing and Similar Abnormal Cravings in. Cattle. From tinio to tiuio c-nquirioH uro re ceived regarding certain abnormal era rings in cattle evidenced by thu chewing and swallowing of such mat erial as wood, earth, cloth, old sacks, j leather, bonus, etc. Whilo tlio herds . at tho Central Experimental Farm at J Ottawa, no such abnormality lias over ( been noted, more or less information \ concerning it baa co;no to hand, a brief summary of which -follows. Tho craving of animals for unnatural material may ha simply classified as to eausn, im follows: - (1) Tho phenomena may occur ",'lnring the early spring months when cattle have access to organic and1 mineral snbstanees. Whero uuimals aro winter ed on poor maintenance ration, com posed largely of hay and straw, tho nccoKParv mineral constituents inuy fall short of the animal's requirements; I«irticularly if but little succulent feod is used. Tho lack of salt during the winter months will frequently cause the mineral ...
Summary of Useful Information About Nitrate of Soda. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 22 October 1915
Summary of Useful Information i About' Nitrate of Soda. : _ liny with a warranty of 95 por cent, i purity. 'J'his ivill contain about 15.(5 per ccnt of nitrogen. Store i» 'i dry place and out of tbe | way of horses, cows anc! sheep. I Before using, grind or crush it into as J powdery a i'orm as possible-this can I bo easily done by pounding ifc o"n the | floor of a barn with tlio back of a spade, I and, if possible, screening it. Apply as a top-dressing in almost [ every case when the crop is there ready I to mako use of it. Nitrate can be raised with other art ificials, but if mixed with superphos phate or dissolved bones, it must bo used within 24 houis. Dont bo tempted to apply too big a dose at one time-''little and olten" pays best. .Remember that nitrate of soda can bo applied at any timo of the year while tlie crop is in active growth. I Keiuejuber that nitrate, of soda is ' very quick acting and is generally ali «;>rbed by tlio plant within a few days. It therefore! gives...