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LIME WATER FOR CALVES. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
LIME WATER FOR CALVES. Calves which arc being fed from the bucket often benefit considerably by boing given some linio water, a useful form of treatment for troubles like diarrhoea aud iudigestiou. The pro portions may be of some such ratio as a quarter or one-third of lime water to the ration of milk. This prevents acidity and also the formation of the milk into unduly largo and indigestible curds. Lime water is made by adding two ounces of slaked lime to, say, half a dozen pints of water, The mixture should be stirred briskly, aud then al Iowod to settle. The dissolved mattor will go to the bottom of the • vessel and the lime water can b; poured off. The solution is then ready for use.
A DEVASTATING PARASITE. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
A DEVASTATING PARASITE. In the State of Texas, where tho chief supplies of raw cotton como from, there is a small grccnish-groy insect, only a quarter of an inch in length, and souiotimes not even that, which has caused the loss of uo less a sum than £1-1,000,000 to the United .States, and has done an incalculable amount of.damage. This lit tic terror is the cotton boll weevil, whose presence means des truction to the plantation on which it makes its appearance, and which is creeping northward through tho great cotton belt of Texas at the rate of 75 miles each year. The shadow of its millions is more portentous than that of a storm cloud | because in its shadow there lies tho possible ruin of America's second greatest crop. "Within the next decade, according to experts, the cotton boll weevil will j unless its ravaging powers are de ! created, cost the country more than j £30,000,000 a year. The cotton crop | will be blighted. The price of clothos i and of all cotton manufactures ri...
THE ART OF BUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
THE ART OF BUDDING. Thero are very tew amateurs wno have not at ono timo or another triod their luck at the art of budding. Jtost of us have experienced the more or less anxious timo which follows the inser tion of a bud and the doubts and fears that naturally arise regarding the suc i cess of the operation. These experi ences of success and failure all add an indefinable charm to the art of garden ing, espociallv when it is followed for pleasure and not as a means of liveli hood. One of the very best plants to practice budding upon is the rose, aud tho season has now arrived when this work can bo undertaken. The process is an exceedingly simple ono, and after l a vcrv little practice anyone whose fiu gors "are not "all thumbs" can bud | with sufficient ease to got a good deal ' of pleasuro out of it.
Here and There. WORLD'S BUSIEST STATION, [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
Here and There. WORLD'S BUSIEST STATION", During the 24 hours no fewer thnn 213!) tniins pass through the embank went station, and each one stops there. Tluvt is absolutely a world's rocord. On the District Railway section aione as many as 44 trains an hour are run on a single sot o£ rails. Wlion it is come iu mind that every train slows down to enter the station, stops a brief period, and takes a few seconds to get up speed again, re peating the same process loss than halt a mile further on, it will be re alised not only that the service must be run with clockwork regularity, but that such a volume o£ tralUo could be handled at all if the elimin ation of seconds had not been elevat ed into an ivrt. This London Underground service is, in fact, almost the only one, if not the only one, in the world whoso time-table is based not on minute^ but on seconds.
AS HORSE—SO BOY. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
AS HORSE—SO BOY. It was a slippery day, and tho horses drawing heavy loads over a little MU in a city street' wero bard put to it to keup their footing. Their drivers, all of whom wore merciful enough to hklt thorn half-way up the ascent and let them catch their breath, differed widely in the means employed to start them again. "Get up I Get upt" shouted one, plying his whip with every ex clamation. "G'lang there!" cried ap other, confining the use of his whip to a menacing snap of the lash. The beasts responded with a bravo Btruggle, somotimeB successful, sometimes futile. But one teamster, leaving his whip in its .rocket, took bis near horse by" tho bridle aud tugged at it with a cheery: "Come ou, now! Let's see what wo can do after our rest!" The effect on his team might have seemed magical to an observer out of rcach of his voice. Signalling with their ears that they un derstood, both horses strained forward with real eagerness, clutching at tho pavement with their pointed shoes...
To Develop the Bust. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
To Develop.the Bust. A simple, safe, aud harmless way in which any lady, no matter how thin or old, can increase her bust de velopment from two to five inches in a few weeks is to tako 20 grains of phormoid, a standard concentrated food product, just before each meal. For convenience, it is best to ask your chemist to supply you with the stan dard phormoid tablets, which con tain 20 grains each. For a few shil lings you can get enough to last you two weeks, during which time yonr bust should develop from one to two inches. Many ladies report fivo inches development in four weeks, and at the same time marked im provement in the general health. Phormoid is pleasant to the taste. Messrs Coghlan, Boase and Co., of Tattersall's" Bazaar, Ballarat, report Feb. 3 — Baconers — Prime heavy weights, 92/0 to 94/0; extra, 96/0 to 98/0; medium weights, 85/0 to 88/0; lightweights, 77/0 to 80/0. Porkers - -Best, 40/0 to 55/0; others, 35/0 to 38/0. Stores—Best, 28/0 to 40/0; , others, 25/0 to 27/0. ...
FOR WOMEN [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
FOR WOMEN Dining tho past few months (says the "Daily Chronicle") women in in creasing numbers have been practising riflo it'iooting. There have always been a few enthusiasts who have been among tho most faithful members at both tho outsido ranges in summer, and the inside ones in winter, but various causes have conspired to ron der the sex in general apathetic in tho "'ono of theso has undoubtedly been tho difficulty of learning. Most of the covered ranges nro in towns, and as they have been got up by men for their own instmction and amusement, n-onien members are not included. For instance, in London, only two or 'three clubs admit women, and1 then they are only allowed to shoot on special days. In consequence they have not been given many opportunities to compete in matches, as tho opposing team in all probability could not provide competi tion of their own sex to shoot against tiiem. Thus their prowess has not been encouraged by ambition, and tho dewiro to excel. Now, however, s...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
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OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
OF RURAL INTEREST (By "Rusticm.") Tho wheat market nowadays ia in a condition that provides plenty of men tal oxereiso for those who attompt to follow its vagarios. Owing to an al most comploto absonco of supplies, opo rations in wheat during last week re prosentod an insignificant total quan tity, and tho market was without ani mation throughout. Direct in the coun try there were transactions covering soveral hundreds of bags, on tho basis of the rates quoted in tho city, the lat ter receiving confirmation in tho salos, which woro effected at public auction. Tho announcement that the Government had- mndo arrangomonts for-the im portation of only 1,000,000 bushels of grain, welcome as 1t was, especially to Hour millors, afforded no immediate ro lief to the local situation, and tho diffi culty of buyers was not diminished iu tho least. So keen has been the de mand for lots suitable for seed that holders have been able to exact almost any terms, and oven for faulty samples there have ...
TURF TOPICS. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
TURF TOPICS. (By "Flemington.") int^ ot'&lt;;„Um" ''.was hoped that tho ^ Wm, uoml).otlt>°" at tho approach well un tn"tirUU"IB cuml)a'8u would bo Plain , ° ilVc"l«°' b,,t it is now 1 that the invading army will be a comparatively smau on th; ti A however, it win indudu such ta cnt as '•Zs :"U, ;;iKht' Y00rak aDj Carma class will not be Jacking in tho \isiting team even if it is below tho mark in mere numbers. It is clidieult to say why so inaiiv vT.fro/ii °\hur Statcs b!ivu ^hiJd F tllIS sc>a30n- So far , . ^ dney-siders arc concerned tho ! 0 thu,r owu Autumn carni i'" havo something to do with it. /n.,1, |Vl!'7, valuabl.u piize-inonoy is I'-in i - .1, 'M'".1 Pfogrammo at landttiek, and this it seems has proved South0'li° kCeP U°arly aU tho Now ooutii \\ alca owners and trainers at home tins Autumn. vt.nl \° n,lis .writi»K. Woorak had not cached 1' leiiiington, but by tho timo tln.se hues arc converted into tvpe, the chestnut is likely to be safe and sound mi the scen...
LAWN TENNIS. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
LAWN TENNIS. A match was played on the Iuo.il court on Saturday last, between Mr j Clayton Kennedy's team, comprising ! Mrs McArthur (a Victorian Inter state representative), Miss Waxman (who recently was successful in Victorian and other championships), Dr McArthur, and Mr Clayton Ken nedy, and the Ballan team, repre sented by Misses I. Lay and V. Leracke and Messrs Mogg and Inylis. The match was very interesting, and resulted in a win for the visitors by a small margin. After the match was finished, Mrs McArlhur and Miss Waxman, at the request of tliosc pre sent-, played an exhibition set of singles. The sot was keenly contest ed, and was, without, doubt, the best exposition of i-ho game seen on the local court. The ladies wore after wards thanked for the exhibition. Afternoon tea was provided by the lady members of the team. Scores: Messrs Mogg and Inglis beat Dr McArthur and Mr Kennedy. 6—1. 6—2. Mrs Arthur and Miss Waxman beat Misses Lay and L&mcke. 6—0. 6-0. Dr aud Mrs...
NEW INVENTIONS. COMMONWEALTH PATENTS [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
NEW INVENTIONS. COMMON W K AI/i'H PATKMTS Applications for grant of letters pa tent, which have been lodged in the following names, have been accepted by the Commissioners:— Messrs G. G. Turri and Co., Patent Attorneys No 1, of Australia, of the Ilialto, 499 Collins Street, Melbourne, have prepared this report from the ofilcial reords:— Distance Operated Field Gate.—At each side of the lunge post is an arm with a catch to hold the gate open when required, and the usual holding back posts are omitted. The operat ing chains are caused to work tlio catches on the arms, and also when the gate is closed, the catch of the ga*3.— C. \V. Marshall, Victoria. Cross Flow Windmill.—Has radial spindles supporting horizontal hollowed vanes.—J. H. Schroeder, N.S.W. Disinfectant Feeder.—This has parts of simple make for use with sinks and closets, and includes a vessel of dis infectant liquid. The user has merely to depress a projecting button or handle, and the result is that a charge of liquid is...
Ballan Police Court. THIS MORNING. [Before Messrs Bond Murphy, P.M., A. W. Salter, F. Figan, and A. R. Robertson, J's.l.] [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
Uallan Police Court. THIS .MORNING. [Bufore Messrs Bond Murphy. A. \V. Sulfur, l!\ Kga", »>»l A-ll Robertson, J's.l'.] Ml- A. AV. Salter, 011 bolialf of the local jusiices, welcomed Mr M uiphy to 13a!lnn. Shire of 13ullan v, John Callnglinn —Payments on wire netting, amount ing to £1G/JS/. Mr Dugdalc appeared foi the shire. Defendant, admitted owing the 11101103', and un order mis made for the amount, with £1/1/ costs. Joseph Dean, railway oflicer, v. Joseph Green—Travelling on rail ways 011 December 7th without a ticket. John Hig-jins, conductor, said he saw defendant at iiacchus Marsh, and he could not. produce a ticket. Fined £1, with 15/ costs. Same v. Kdward Miller—Adjourn for four weeks. Const Weppucr v. Michael Tttohy, jun.—Charged with using' insulting words and resisting the police. Mr Clark appeared for the prosecu tion, and Jlr Lazarus for the defenae. After iiouting evidence for tile prosecution, the court adjourned till 9.30 a.m. on Saturday. A full report will appea...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
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Bacchus Marsh Shire Council. ORDINARY MEETING. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
Biicclius Marsh 5hir&lt;; Council. OKWN'AIU' MKKTfXG.. Ti'Esijay, keln:mi:v orii, 1!m5. Present:—Crs M. 1&lt;\ 0,iin (presi dent, in tho chair), \y, Cran! Morion C. L. T. Alkomadu, .1. (.!. Wells, J. 3\ atsott, J. t\ (Jut'nij), I). Kobertson, -M. K, (} reeno, J I. Mcikle, P. Purcci), and J. A. Brown. The president said Hint since ilm Inst meeting they find lost an old oo): league, ( M ijl'\i i ):iin&lt; Ifo* was 11 good councillor, and a vtihiablc citi zen. I'ho council adjourned for lo minutes us u murk of respect. Cr ! Cain moved that u let (tn- of ooudol- f ence he forwarded to the family—Sec- ' onded by Or Alkenuule and carried. Rrtoiti'. I he engineer. Mr A. .MacKonzie Tyots, C. ta., reported a> follows:— 11)0 committee met U> deal v.dih tenders for the con-traction of the I P.vi'^te (Jieck bridge; bat as only one j fender was seat in, the matter was j postponed until to-day — Cr Wells desired to know what was being done : for a eros.-dng—Left in h...
The Ballan Times. PUBLISHED EVERY THRUSDAY. BALLAN. THURSDAY, FER. 11,1915 Lecal and General News. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
Bailan .-ftiiiias. ii'.Lr.i.v. TiiumD.iT, Fni:. 11, 1 i> 15 Local and General News. T!:n Un:;. Secretary in the Ballan Hitii. Cttilj duMres to iclniowlcUife wit ii thinks the following donation: — .Mr V. V. Mogg. £1. ML. A. Pairbairn it Co. will linl.i their next 1:10mlily sale 0:1 Thursday, 25ih inst., at ll.oOa.ni. when -!i'- usual ya.i&lt;.li:isr of slot-!; will l'*.* oiiVivd: also propoi ty near Kger 1011, in tho estate of the late Mr I). D.-'vii::. A buyer for horses suitable for 111; 1 iI»y purpose:; will attend. l)urir,:r Saturday niu'lit or Sunday morning. ;t valuable hur-e, (he prop eity of Mr Ohas. Piatt. of Hl-ikeville, was !>:: !y injured by tr:i 11s11 of. Mr i'latt does not regard this affair us an :&lt;coivl, tind-ai the matter has been lepnrred to (ho police, it. is to bo li&lt;>].4»iI the offender will be apprehend ed. IJiiri'nr the past twelve months of ii 11 mber of eiftle have been .simi larly maimed in (hat locality. Jlessrs Coles...
SULPHUR ON POTATOES. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
SULPHUR ON POTATOES. It has been found that by rolling the tubers in powdered sulphur before planting potatoes infested with scab, tho danger of diseaso is diminished. Carrying tho experiments a step fur ther, trials have been inado to test the effect of applying the sulphur to tho soil at time of planting. The results have proved to bo very satisfactory. Not only were the tubers almost free from scab, but the crop was more abnn dant. Did the increased crop come from the freedom from diseaso, or did the sulphur exercise a direct manurial effect on tho plants? To test this ques tion, a set of trials has been made at an agricultural station in England. Ap plications of the fertilisers suitable to the crop were made to different lots— namely, 4. cwt. of sulphate of potash, and 2 cwt. of nitrate of soda, and to the p'ots were added respectively 2 cwt, and 4 cwt. of powdered sulphur per acre. All the plots to which, sul phur had been applied showed an in crease, and tho completo manure p...
THE MASTER PASSION. CHAPTER XXXVIII A BARTERED ROSE. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
— THE MASTER MSS10N. Uv Lmliau Ellertou). CUAPTKK XXXVill A iUKTKHED HOSE. Aearjy tiio whole of that night, Ray mond Duvul—tlio luxurious, pleiistiro . loving Kayiuonci Duval—spout in tramping up and down the floor of Iiis studio. ^ucii 41 clung had happened to huu us he had never contemplated, except when ho u;i.s a boardlo-s '/ov and liad romantic dreams. Even now tlie constant mockeries jit> had tiirown at coujug.il devotion came hack upon him liiie a pitiless hailstorm, and lie lull- peiplexcd unci bewildered, between his old it'll and his new, l/ko a gambler who hud risked a precious . diamond, taking it for paste, he "lily recognised its value when it was pass ing from his hands. If it was too lute to redeem it, he felt that there was notuiug left lor him to do but to hung iuoiMilt like Judus. BelgraVe was siieh n brute, such ail utter sweep, botti in appearance and conduct; and Ida had always been so labt>.di.;us as to lier friends! Liko most artists, hu set great store...
SPRAYS FOR APHIS. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 11 February 1915
SPRAYS FOR APHIS. Use lib. strong tobacco or 31b. waste tobacco, 31b. soft soap, to 20 gallons water. Preparation: In a closed vessel si boil tho tobacco and soft soap in two gallons water for half an hour. Strain this into 18 gallons water. Tho decoc tion of tobacco may bo used without ^ tho soap. The best results in using": tobaeco-wnsh nro attained by applies tion very early in the season, when tho aphis first makes its appearance. At this period, when the growth attacked, is exceedingly tender, it is advisable to] sso twice as much wator as that givenj in the above formula, if necessar; gradually increasing the strength tho wash as the season progresses ani the growth of the plants hardons. Fo: peach apbiB two or three sprayings a&lt; intervals of about livo or six days wil be required, as tho fully matured aphi can only be destroyed by a Bpray tha is strong enough to injure the foliagi