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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
TSissrssiay, djautsary 28 great Clearing- « Sal© O -A. IST _Z-TJJEC. Edward Trenchard & Co. 1-2 :n'J ■ sios. Morrow & Co. (Auctioneers in conjunction) b>- MR- d. '-1 who has sold his r.rn ,m'rVhanr 13 !eavin.s Ul'- State, to sell !i"t„ ,, i!r!n, C'unme, on tho above (lute, the whole 01 his Slock, Imp'e whlltareUasfoi!oWsT- parUcu!ars of Stock. F°UroM"'i?;'lr"0;:I ,drau«ht and h?i,r vbt- n'Ken, ar,'J unbroken ; fill^ \i?r"o!d1 drau8ht colts and e 1">"ear-&lt;5id do ; otie aged buggy mare, one 3-vear-o'd and one o-vear-oid do ; two milch cows, in full profit; 150-1-vear-oli raenno ewes; 2 Lincoln ram;;; 1 . Flasat. Mitchell harvester, Cft, gooi order' Massey binder, nearly nsw ; Brav ,brook stripper, good order: Robin son winnower ; o-furro-.v s. j. plough Massey) ; 3-furrowdo (Braybrook) , Si"S'e do ; 1511 s.j. harrows • haiyiuig- s.j. scarifier, Sft; Inter national cultivator, 8ft ; Farmers Favorite drill, 15 x S; disc cultivs w&lt;^k?0i)'VSOn c...
CANNIE. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
C AN N I E. (from Our Own Correspondent.) The Cannie friends of Miss L. Atkinson, regret to learn of her departure. She has resided amongst us for close on two years, and was of a very obliging dis position and a willing helper at every entertainment. She will be greatly missed in this district, and we wish her every success, long life and happiness, and hoping at no distant dale to wel come her amongst u? again. A pleasant evening was given recently to Mi* and Mrs Wall and family at their residence, "Pine Park." Cannie, when quite a number of friends arrived unex pectedly. All had an enjoyable time, and during the evening songs a~.d choruses were rendered by Misses Ingram, Atkinson, Gould. Anders, Davis, Applebee and Mr Raff, and recitations by Mrs Ingram and Miss Gould.
HANDY LAND MEASURE. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
HANDY LAND MEASURE. To aid fanners in mining at accuracy in estimating the amount of land in dif ferent Ik 'tis under cultivation, the fol lowing t.:ble is given .—5 yards wide by 9OS yanij long contains one acie ; 10 yards wide by 4S4 * lon>? contains one acie; 40 ya 1 (Is wide by 121 long con tains one acre ; 70 yards wide by 160 long contains one acre ; 60 feet wide by 729 fctri Ions contains one acre ; 91$ feet wide by 397 long contains one acre, 130 feet wide by 563 long contains on« acre; 2:0 feet wide by lSit long con lains one acie ; 440 ieet wide by 99 long contain* 0:1c acie.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
Northern Timber Yarfl •" — o 1y Proof Wire Doors That c-iioctively - keep out Flies, Mosquitoes, clc,, with out iuleifeiing with a free cunent of fresh air. Those Dcoie^ mortiicd and tenoned, strong, n.'iitly finished piecc of work, , Made to Measure from 12s 6d each. lis Cost is trilling compared ^«th the comfort sccuied. BE READY FOR THE HOT DAYS. Coolers. Coolers. 25s. - - Each - - 25s. Made lo ni y size E^ual to the lest ice chest. "Will last for yearsi Gross and Pryce, BUILDERS and CONTRACTORS, QUAMBATOOK. Terms: Cash- All Orders to be accompanied by Cheque THE FIRST PRIZE and 1914 MEDAL at BENDIGO SHOW for TOMATO SAUCE was AWARDED TO the "DIGGER" brand for SUPERIORITY OVER ALL others. Insist on Getting "DIGGER" Brand JAMS, JELLIES, FRUITS, and SAUCE. TIs People's Fruit Falace ■ (Next Qmmbatook Stores). VT OT WITH ST A N DING WAR and 1\ IDKY WEATHER you will keep yourself fit by usii.fr PURCELL'S CLEAN FRESH VEGETABLES and FRUIT. COOL DRINKS A SPECIALITY. JAMES J. PURCF.LL, Pro...
Law Relating to Newspapers. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
Lan iiu; io .N'civspnpoi'a 5. Sub'cril'.i'i s \v!,o do not ;^ive ex press notice to the contrary are cou riered as wishing to continue tla-ir newspaper. 2. If subscribers orth r the discon -intianee of their p&lt;; iodiciils, the pub lisher nny continue to tend llum until arr»nrs ore puiJ. 3. If subscribers rtfu e or nryl-cl to t:ike nny periodicals from the utlice to which they are diuctrd, they 'ire responsible until they Imve S'ttl'd their bills, and ordered the pciiodiwli to he discontinued. I 4. If subscribers remove to other ! places without informing the pub lishers, and the papers sre tent to their former direction, the subscribers are responsible. 5. The courts have decided that " refusing to take periodicals from the office, or removing or leaving them un called for, is prima facie evidence of intentional fraud." 6. If subscribers pay in advance for a periodical, they arc bound to give notice to the publisher at the end of the time that they ilo not wish to con tin...
MAKE YOUR DISTRICT KNOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
MAKE YOUfl DISTRICT KNOWN. Concerning some parts of this exten sue district news comes but seldom. This ii not entirely our fault ; we have no miraculous power of knowing what is happening at all the places within our area of circulation. It is the fault of residents in the silent places. Will some man or woman take the cnattar in hand and cause the silence to -ease. If no one else is doing it for /our district will VOU try on these lines i Send accounts of public and social events in your iownship or neighbour hood, such as weddings, deaths. %ccid etits, concerts, sports, social gatherings, matters touching district industries, etc. Write the names of persons and places very distinctly. Don't bother about grammar or spell ing ; it's the editor's work to look after '.hose trifles. The barest skeleton is moujih. Write only on one side of the paper. Give information, but let criticism alone. Wri'.e your name and address on son\ corner—not for publication, but ta prove "fvK1 fai'h
CHEESE MAKING AND THE SOIL. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
CHEESE MAKING AND"THE SOIL. It is becoming more and more known to cheese makers that the soil has a very great deal to do with the kind and quality of the cheese made (says Mr. Primrose McConnell in "The Dairy"). The skill of the cheese mak>.r is, ot cour.-e. oi the most im portance, and a good maker will pro duce good material under adverse cir cumstances; hut, on the other hand, if the soil is one suitable for the purpose, it is more easy to do good work than in a converse ca:?c. A curious tact is often met with in the best quality soils, and that. 's. soils which grow the biggest crops are not those which nat urally produce the finest cheese, but that often mtu id-rate soils make a much better quality where an equal amount of skill is exercised in both case-. The best low-lying pastures, for instance, which yield floods of milk, (and where the grass grow* quite ns well as elsewhere), very often do not suit as the land which is comparatively poor up on the uill sides. It is fou...
[?] About the [?] [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
MMtinir AboUt Iho Vnn)i4 In 80U10 parts of tljo southwest, r&lt;» gardless of tho groat growth of towm imd tho building of school houses, it it ,itill almost impossible to get a direct iiiswor to a question. One evening i.bout duslc a man rond up to a fence burrounding n jot near tiio roadside and thus addressod a woman who was at tempting to persuade a few drops o1 ruillc from a muloy cow: "Madam, I am lost." ''Wall, that's wliut tho pr6acher nays ic tiio matter with tho most of us, an' J lockon tiio boat thing to do is to gut '!i;;iou an' thou do tho host we kin mule! tho s^rcumstances," slio roplicd, giving tli3 sow au awful jerk. "I mean that I havo missed tho road to Dabney's Ferry." "Wall, I shouldn't wonder, fur it is i mighty matter fur some folks to follei those roads liore, they aro so crooked. Vou air travelin' I rcckon ?" "Yes, I wanted to go to Dabnoy'a Forrv." "Got kin folks iivin' down thar, ] reckon "No, I have no relatives living in this part of tho country....
FEEDING THE SOIL. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
FEEDING .THE SOIL. Feed .voiir toil ~nd that &oil will food you, but starve that laud., and that land will starve you. Tlio true far mer feeis the hunger of bis soil as if it wero his own, and wheu ho is able to satisfy that hunger, it is as great an enjoyment, as the taking of a hearty moal of victuals. Nothing •vyill so satisfy the true farmer as to bog the poor land made fertile, and the barren spc* producing a .nying crop. One argument for keeping a good many head of stock is to build up the soil. The man lceds hTs grain ami roughness out on his place, and the stock give if back to tho land* in ler» tilizer. The man who hauls his grain and roughness off the place to market must look to other sources for food for his land. Of course if he is close to town and can buy fertiliser or havo it given to him, he can feed his soil, year after year. So many fanners do not live near town, mj they must depend on the growing nf leguminous crops and the rotation of crops to maintain t...
AFTER A TORNADO. THE DEAD AND WOUNDED. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
AFTER A TORNADO. 4 'HIE DEAD AND WOUNDED. I was glad wlun the negro porter made up the beds for th> night, as I anticipated being up early next morning to change trains at St. Pali!. However, v. hen the sun rose, and I blinked out sleepily at a huge expanse of water, th: negro poked his head through my curtains. "Guess yd' needn't get a hustle on," he drawled. "There's washouts all 'Ion' line. We don't make St. Paul cn time." Then I realised that the train was pifcking its way very cautiously, and that the Mississippi had a swollen body, for she was bulging with water over and above her wide limits, and the railway lines seemed to be learn ing to swim. Presently the porter reappeared. "Guess you'll be wantin' all y"o' time," he said. "We're at the break fastin' station in twenty minutes. It'll be yo' only chance for a meal. We've to go right 'Ion' through Iowd to make St. Paul." The whole ac cent is placed cn the St. in the local lingo of these parts.. 'file breakfasting station ...
SHE WAS PREMATURE. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
Kill-; WAS i'KEMATUKB. j " Voiii husband will Ijo all right iifj'.v,'' said a tlijcVor to a' woman whuse husband was dangerously ill. "What do you moan " demanded llio wilV. " Vou lolil me 'o couUlu't live a fortnight." \ "Well, I'm going to euro liirn at'tor all," Haiti the doctor. "Suroly you arc glad " . • \ 'I'hc. woman wrinkled lier brows. . "Puts mo in a. bit of an. 'ole,'' she said. "I've bin an' sold all 'is clothes, to pay for 'is funeral." y
CARE OF TOOLS. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
CARE OF TOOLS. Some general .jirections for tho euro and preservation of tools will not bo out of place,, us even tlio best tools been mo usoless If they nro not cared for, Tho following hints will 110 doubt bo appreciated by cvory lncchnnic who desires to make his tools last as long as possible, and who always wislios to havo them in good condition. Tho wooden parts of tools, t>uch as stocks of pianos i.nd handles of eliisels, are often made 10 have a nice appear ance by polishing, but this adds noth ing to their durability: A much bet ter plan is to let thorn soak in linseed oil for a week, and then rub thorn with u cloth for a fow in i mi tea each day, for a week or two. This pro duces a beautiful surface, ami exerts ii soldifyiug and preservative action on' the 'wood. Caouthchouo oil has proved very efiicient iu preventing rust on iron; this has boon used by tho Uorniau Army. It only requires to bo sprond with a picco of jlannel iu a very thin layer over tho metallic surface ...
FARMERS' SONS. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
FARMERS' SONS. If you aro a farmor and you want your .son to bo a farmer after you toach him from his earliest boyhood to j and trust with credit to themselves, rcspeet his father's calliug. Instill ! into his mind the fact that the great men of all ages were sous of l'anners, Toach him never to feel ashamed at the senseless and threadbare jokes ol would-be humorists'over old "hayseed" and his lumbering old market wagon and his quaintness of speech when he* visits tho city and staves round at the sights, and docs not make half so mueh a fool of himself as the average city man whan he comes to the country. Do not fill his life entirely with work. Recreation is as necessary to happiness and to a healthful develop, meat of the spiritual and phlsieal facul ties as is pure air, and there is untold wisdom in tho old saw "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Kneourage him when he tries to do well, oven if lie fails. Failures which teach us how to avoid future disasters are successe...
Weekly Market Report. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
Weekly Market Report. The Gippslar.d and Northern Co operative tilling Coy., Ltd. report last week end prices as under : — Butter. — Choice, lliid ; good to prime, lljd to la ; pjor lots lower ; separators, lid to Hid ; dairies, lOid. Chee:e.—Semi-matured, 7* 1 to Sd ; new loaf, (id to (!j 1 ; mediums, Cd ; matured, lOd to 10i 1. •Kggs. - Ordinary jines, 10J ; privates, ltd ; specials higher. Bacon.—Light sides, 10J to 10ld ; mediums, SJ 1 ; middles, 111; jackets, 9 J J Ham* : Side, 13 ; bagged, Is Id. Lard —Bulk, 7t 1 ; packets, 7;jd. Wheat.—This is now worth 0= 9d, but til ;re is not much offering. 0 its-Best feed, 4s ; medium, 3s lid; milling and seed, •is o.i to -Is (id. Barley.— Choice malting, Gs ; good, 5s (id to 5;' 9d; feed, 4s; Cape, Is to -is (id. Chaff - Prime samples. •£(> as to £&lt;'>7s GJ ; medium down to i)5 15s ; inferior lower. Potatoes.--Old p-'tatoes are now prac tically olF the market. Prime new sold at £7 53.
DOCKS AND THEIR DESTRUCTION. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
DOCKS AND THEIR DESTRUC TION. Docks, are perren:al plants, and pos sess strong, deeply penetrating, ihick tap roots, which contain large store> of food material. "When pulled, the full grown plants are very tenacious of life, and even when left exposed and lying on the ground may ripen their seeds. Hence old plants, which aro removed during ploughing, etc., | should be collected and burned, and not [ left to lio about 111 odd corners where : | they may continue their growth. Seed t ling docks, however, are rnoro sensitive. ! and when leit cxpo>ed. as is done by , I booing amougst root crops, soon die. i If hoeing be continued amongst such ! crops, as late as possible, or even into j the autumn, many young plants will , thus bo destroyed, which if left alone till the next season, would become j well established i»nd much more dilii- 1 cult of eradication. i In grass land, docks should bo ays- i tematically spudded or docked with a ' special tool (tiio ''docking iron") as freque...
News from Various Sources. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
ftlows from Various Sources. -&lt;> 'II.M.S. Formidable has been sunk in the English Channel. She is supposed to have struck a mine while cruising during a storm. ooo News from the seat of war is very scanty. The various bulle tins issued announce that the Allies are- holding their ground i,i France and Belgium, and mak ing slight progress at various pjints.. 0 0 0 Advices from Sluis, in Holland, state that the road from Oos.er z.jlla to Ghent has been mined every lii'ly metres, the intention of the Germans being to hamper the advance of the Allies' artil lery. The number of Zeppelin sheds and aeroplane hangers is increasing at Bruges. ooo F. E. N. Gaudin, a member of the Auckland (N.Z.) City Coun cil. who v.'.is synt to Samoa for trial o i charges of having carried communications between enemy subjects, has been sentenced at Apia to five years' imprisonment with hard labor. o o o A snd burning fatality occurred at Wontha-'gi oi Suur.Iuy night. .Mrs 0. 0. Lovell went to t...
FEEDING COWS AT GRASS. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
FEEDING COWS AT GRASS. larmers are often adv^ed to givo ad ditional iood to their cow,* at gra;>s with a view to maintaing or increasing the milk flow. This i* no doubt ad visaulu in cerium cases, such as an ab normal season, and more su, perhaps, towards the end ol it than earlier, and again or. land v,hich yields barly. it has been advised, tooj on good auth ority, fur specially deep milkersj but. broadiy spealuug, it seems to have been proved a wasteiul ;&lt;nd unnecessary pro ceeding (say* Air. &lt;;. Turn bull iu ♦•Thy Agricultural Journal"). One oi the Lest authorities on Iced- ! ing hac ioic.bjy pointed out that tho 1 g -'ud results ol grass ieodiug is due to j the larger amount oi' nourishment j uiiich they got as compared to winter leoding, al&o to ihe richer quality oi \ the iood, and not to a bettor utdisa- 1 tion of it, and that an excess, rather 1 tliau a diminished amount of protein is | consumed, iUid concentrated iood onJy on poor land. .Gr...
A JOURNALISTIC BET. HOW A REPORTER ENJOYED A CHEAP AFTERNOON. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
A JOURNALISTIC BET. HOW A REPORTER ENJOYED A! CHEAP AFTERNOON. An amusing article in one oi the Paris papers the other day was the result of a bet between two journal ists. The bet was that the author of the article would not succeed in gett ing two free meals and afternoon tea, and sir.n l the evening at the theatre without spending a half-penny. He won his bet, and this is how he won it. At twelve o'clock exactly, when tho lunch-bell ranr,, he walked upstairs in a big department store and joined the shopmen who were going to their hinduou. Ko!;o«Iy took the slightest notice of him. Kverykody was iu too much hurry to notice that there was a stranger present, and he made an excellent lunch of calf's head, spinach, and dessert. At half-past two he wtnt into a church where a couple were being married. He left .the* church * with the guests, went to the bride's home, and had another' nira'. Thr.n he went to the (Irand Motel an-.I sptnt an hour or two there, watching the crowd in the pr...
WOULD HE EXCHANGE PLACES? [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
WOULD HE EXCHANGE PLACES? Fanning, like sminy other ocupations looks like tiic besi, job on earth to the man worrying jver dome other busi ness, \\ e recently overheard u well dressed man, evidently a city business man, remark that farming was ono or tho best paying occupations at the present day, and that farmers wero making money faster than over b«iore, and faster than n«en engaged in otner forms of work. Ho looked only at tho prices which lie 1 ad to pay for farm products, forgetting entirely that the cost of production, and tho cost ot marketing, tho two main considerations in the business of farming, have in creased by loaps . nd hounds during the past lew years. Just let our city friend stop and compare tho differ* enco between ruling farm wages at present, and those obtaining a few yours ago, and .el him also calculate, as ho does in Us own business, the amount of capital required to equip a farm. They all say that tho highest returns couio from a well-equipped iat'm, and so...
OVER THE [?]OLD [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 6 January 1915
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