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GENERAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 22 January 1909
GENERAL NOTES. .The olclest cattle fair in England is St. .Luke's,.Bridgnorth, which.dated back to 1226. At the recent fair there was ,a. large quantlty"of stock, and good prices .-v.-ere realised. Store cattle made ito L1C 17s Gt3,' store sheep to 51s, ewe and wether lambs 35s, and cows and calves L22 15s. -'No m6re Angora goats are likely to be procured from South. Africa for some time. All the colonies there have ? .passed legislation prohibiting the ex port of goats. The industry is consid. ered so valuable, that the colonies want , it for themselves. The annual'crop of mohair is said to be worth more than 1)900,000. ' No animal can do well with tick crawl ing all over it and continually worry ing it. The insects destroy the wool, tjo, giving it a dull unattractive appear ance.. There is now tio excuse for ticks. Dips arc mad'« cheaply and. are very effective. Every sheepowner should dip 5iis sheep. "When ticks are plentiful in a flock, it is either the result of indif fererico ...
THE DAIRY. WEIGHT OF ENSILAGES. CAPACITY OF SILO. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 22 January 1909
THE DAIRY.. WEIGHT OF ENSILAGES. . CAPACITY OF SILO. The construction of silos is becoming general" throughout the Stater Many have been filled for the first time this season. In estimating the capacity of silos ,It should be remembered that tho weight of ensilage Increases with the depth, the amount of moisture It con tains, and the diameter. .In slips of small diajnetet* the amount of surface in the wall is greater fn proportion to t4ie silage contained.. Tho friction on the sides tends to prevent the settling of the silage. Consequently, in a'1 very, small silo a cubic foot of ensilage at tho depth of 30 feet would not weigh ?as J much as it would in a large silo at tho same depth. . .. Experiments made recently show that the first foot of silage on the top of tho silo weighs about 18.7 lb. per cubic foot Then there is' a gradual increase for each foot In length. The Increase is about 1.15,lbs. per foot In depth, so that a cubic foot of ensilage at the: bottom . of a 40ft. silo w...
What the Hat Held. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 22 January 1909
What the Hat Heldr* Accident litis just givon a sifm ex ceeding £12,000 to charity. The crowning point of n wonderful romance was tlio proving of tho will of Harris Norman. of Iionisoy Town, Cambridge, who left his lifo'a savings forNcharity; Mr. William Wall, ono of tho wit nesses, tells an altogether roraark xvblo story. Tim testator, a Polish Jow, whb named' Paul Hirscli whon he landed in England as a young man in tho forties,, with no moco than 18s in his pockot, but ho changed it to Harris Norman on settling in London. Ho first commenced business as ^ a hawker of sponges, his trade being chiefly among cabmen and ostlcrg. Aftor throe or four years of this, during which he accumulated a small capital, ho went to Cambridge* and started pedlaring in cheap jewellery. Far and wido he roamed over tho coun try, socking keenly after bargains and Bloadily making money, but 'such was his frugality tliat for years ho prac tically lived on crusts of bread washed down with water. Tho distric...
SOLD OUT. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 22 January 1909
SOLD OUT. ' Great is the power off advertise ment. A pastrycook at a popular summer resort onco found himself with a great number of stalo tarts on hand. He rid himself of. these torts, and of all his fresh'ones besides, ,by ; inserting the following advertisement in tho local press: , ''Personal.-A young man of agree- . able oxterior and ample means. desires to form tho acquaintance of a lady. Object, matrimony. Beauty '-and" wealth are not so r much in requisition as a pood character and an amiable disposition. Young ladies- who - may. fiTel inclined to look with favour upon> this young man are hereby asked to .call at Dough's. confectionery at 3 o'clock this . afternoon, and, as a means of identification, to purchaso and eat "a # tart." A fow minutes after three that day Dough's tart shelves were bare. If a man started to count a million sovereigns, flicking them aside at the. rate of twenty in five seconds, ho would. havo to work unceasingly for three days and three nights-le...
Remarkable Illustrations. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 22 January 1909
Remarkable Illustrations. Tho "Daily Telegraph " is- eclipsing itself ! in remarkable illustrative cntorpri:-o. Tho I excollenco of its photographic reproductions j has been moro than maintained. Tlio pic- j turos now printed aro marvels of graphic i and artistic work and rovolations in tho art of printing. In tho famous Burns-Johnson fight tho resources of tho "D.T." produced a triumph. Illustrated journalism has» reached a stage of perfection^ undreamt of a few years ago. Up-to-datt illustrative methods.- and vivid journalist!) squaliso opportunities to participate in exciting scones. By.Buch methods tho "D.T." is becoming indisponsablo to a gratified com munity. liittlo - wonder that- everybody , clamours tot it.
COLONIES AND SHIPPING. CONFUSION THREATENED. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 22 January 1909
COLONIES AND SHIPPING. CONFUSION THREATENED, A Colonial White Paper has just been Issued containing further correspondency with Canada, Australia, and New Zea land reJating to merchant shipping legis lation. , On April 2 last Lord Elgin transmitted copies of a resolution,, passed at the annual meeting of thi Chamber of Shipping of the United Icingdom, to the effect that legislation in the British Dominions affecting Bri tish ships not registered In nor engaged in the coastal trade of the Dominions, should.not Impose upon such ships any restrictions beyond those imposed by the Imijerial Merchant Shipping Act, and ' expressed the British Government's con currence In the views of the Chamber. .On May 30 the Government of Canada replied by pointing out that,, with the exception of an inspection fee. of eight cents per gross ton, there were re strictions imposed upon British regis tered vessels beyond those provided by the Imperial Merchant Shipping Act. On June 22 the Government of New ...
LIME IN THE DAIRY. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 22 January 1909
. LIME IN THE DAIRY. In all Danish creameries barrets cont aining lime water occupy, a prominent position. The creameries, which- years ago practised the steaming of all churns and other dairy utensils regiflarly 1ft order to keep them sweet and pure, now simply scrub them in hot water, and * while the surface Is still warm, apply with a brush a generous coating of thick limewash. This is( partly absorbed by the pores of the wood, which It purifies and makes bright and firm., The surplus "llrtie Is afterwards washed off. It ap pears that lime takes the place of wash- - ing soda, being much superior for creamery purposes, and a great deal cheaper as well. Lime removes greaso and sour smells fropi floors and uten sils, makes tinware brighter, and the grain of wood firm, bright, and loose. Some creamery associations strongly re.commend suppliers to use lime fop cleaning their milk vessels, as well as for whitewashing stables, milk houses, etc. The formula for preparing lime water in wh...
A ROUND TRIP TO WOMBEYAN CAVES. The Wonderful Gem of the South. II. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 22 January 1909
A ROUND TRIP TO WOMBEYAN CAVES. The Wonderful Gem of the South. II. So much has been written and pic- tured of the Wombeyan Caves, that it is not intended in the space of this short article to expound the beauties of each separately, but rather to give an account of a little-known cave to which only the hardy and venturesome are admitted. The first cave visited was the Kooringa Cave. The track rises up on the right of the barrier of limestone through which the Wombeyan Creek has forced its way, and the entrance somewhat resembles the front door of the engine-room of a modern ocean liner. The barred door is opened up- wards, and one descends a shaft by an iron ladder, and down steep stairways, it the foot a very fine column of pure white formation is met; and also some fine striped shawls. A short distance further on a cavern named. "The Museum" opens out, and many of nature's treasures are stored here. The Crystal Terrace, whose radiant sides scintillate and flash back the light lik...
COMMONWEALTH EISTEDDFOD. COMPETITION FESTIVAL IN SYDNEY. BIG PRIZES FOR THE CHORAL CONTESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
COMMONWEALTH EISTEDD FOD. COMPETITION FESTIVAL IN - SYDNEY. BIG PRIZES FOR THE CHORAL CONTESTS. (By J. T. Douovan.) With the close of tgoS Sydney and , not a few of the country districts went mad over the big boxing contests. The excitement cooled down when Tommy Burns lost the championship. Those who live in the city and those who live in the country districts now have something out of the ordinary in the musical line to interest them. The Grand Commonwealth Eisteddfod, which is to be held in Sydney in April, should attract competitors trom wnat are described as the smaller musical ccntrcs of the State, and in ail probability Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, and Tasmania, as well as the parent State, will be represent ed when the tournament of song- takes place in connection wih the choral competitions. The musical and other competitions arc to be held in the Town Hall, Syd ney, on April 5. (1, 7, S, y, 10, 12 and 13. All other Eisteddfods are put 111 tiie shade by the prize ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
THE BEST AND PUREST EDUCATION FOR YOUR GIRL Is offered by what hag been described as " the beat-loved and most successful Girls' School In Australia." Methodist Ladies' College, Hawthorn. PRESIDENT: REV. W. H. FITCHETT, B.A., LL.D. HEAD MASTER: OTTO KROME, B.A. (Lnto Lccturcr at Ormond, Trinity, and Queen's Colleges, Melb. Unlvcrnltjr.) Traiatng In all classes. Physical Training. Tho Report for IMS says: " Young life needs wise physical training. It Is vain lo atoro the inlml with knowledge il tlio body, the-servant and instrument of the mind, Is allowed to be over-taxed, or. to remain undeveloped. In this matter, the M.L.C. Is doing thoroughly, and on syutoni, whut most other schools only talk about. Thus \f have :i system of niedk-il. examination throughout the whole College. . Thin enables u« *o discover any physical condition In our students which needs spcclal care, or vhlch must affect the amount of \vo£k required from a girl. \Vc have a dental examina tion of tho whole school...
A SOLDIER OF FORTUNE. A TALE OF THE CRIMEA. CHAPTER LVIII.—Coutinued. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
?A TALE OF THE CRIMEA. CHAPTER LVXII.-Coutinuuci. | Tho Ftonoli woro tin firat to land; but such was tho celerity .vith which tho dis ombarkation was accomplished that in half»nn-hour they line six thousand mou on tho boach, who sahitcd with loud cries of "vivo l'omporour" tho tricolour which tho first boat s crow ran up tho flagstalf thoy had carried with them and planted 011 tho sand. ,: In tho courso of a fow hours tho shore was covered with men, artillery uud tout#, for tho French, liko experienced cam paigners. had brought theirs with thom all nil tho dread iuatorial of war. Tho scared sea-gull screamed as it flew over . tho heads of tho invaders, thousands of whom camo to measuro tho only spot of oarth thoy woro doomed to possess-that epot which Immunity, with all its iujus ' tico, selfishness and tyranny, grants feu ly to tho poorest wretch-tho inheritance which is tho goal of our common nature, n gravol It would bo a libol on tho British army to suppose for an instant that o...
NOT THE CURE HE WANTED. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
NOT THE CURE HE WANTED. I A sad-looking man went into a 1 chemist's. \ "Can you give me," lie asked, "something' that will drive from my mind the thought of sorrow and bit- | ter recollection ?" j The druggist nodded, and put him I up a little dose of quinine n.nd worm wood, rhubarb and Epsom salts, and a dash of castor oil, (and gave it to him ; and for six months the man: could not ; think of anything else in thei world ex- ! cept new schemes for getting the taste i' out of his mouth. (,
A NARROW ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
NARROW ESCAPE. The old auntie never had seen a cinematograph show before. She gaz ed in specchless wonder at tho magic contrivance by which message boys were made to move with breakneck l speed, barbers to shave their custom- ; ers in less than a'minute, and heavy . policemen to dash along: the street ac j a rate never attained by a living speci men, cither on or off duty. It was all real tO' her. She could not doubt the evidence of her senses. All those things were taking place ex- j actly as depictcl. ' Presently a motor, car came in sight in the far background, moving direct ly towards the audience at the rate of at least a mile a minute. Just as a catastrophe seemed inevitable. it swerved aside, passed on, and disap peared. The old lady could stand it no lon ger. Hastily grasping the hand of tier little niece, she rose and 6tar&lt;c&lt;l ssvifty for the door. . "Come along, Annie!" she said. "It' ain't safe to stay here any longer! That thing didn't miss me more ...
No License. (To the Editor) [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
No License. ..(To the Editor) Sir,- ?' ' ? While I am ueither "insul ted nor offended" by the' personal!, question of "Ad retn" in. your last issue, I decline to cuter into an ir relevant discussion- with an un known correspondent iu the public, press about my father's family affairs and business. I bear no malice towards the licensed victual lers, as "Ad rem" seems to aver,, but I oppose the traffic, and have been dealing so far with that only. I think the both sides would be laid before your readers for their judg ment in better spirit if we left thd persons alone until their actions ; wereinconsistent with their opinions. As he has chosen the pseudonym of "to the point" would he now. justiiy it, as my parentage ants' education have nothing whatever to do with the figures and ethics of No license in New Zealand, or the liquor traffic generally. Does "Ad rem" know that to turn from debate to personalities is an admitted sign of weakness in his case. Yours siucerely, R. C. OAKLEY.
DOCTOR'S READY RESOURCE. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
DOCTOR'S READY RESOURCE. I can't g*and this any longer, doc tor," said the nervous woman. "It the patient in the next room to mine, No. 22, doesn't fcecp quiet at night 1 must change my room or leave the sanatorium altogether." "What's the trouble?" asked her physician. "She has one of these squeaky old wooden bedsteads, and every time she turn over it awakens me. Last night she did nothing but toss to and fro, and I didn't get a single wink of sleep." i "I'll see to that at once," he assured : her. "A woman in your condition cer- i tainly must have absolute quiet at I night. I'll have the patient in No. 22 sleep on the roof. The fresh air will be better for her anyway." . The next morning the nervous wo man appeared in the consultation room of the sanatorium in radiant mood. "How did you sleep?" asked the doctor.1 "Perfectly," she replied. "I'm so much obliged to you. It made a great difference." "I knew it would," he said, grave ly. He was telling the truth, because 1>" knew th...
JAPANESE CHRYSANTHEMUMS. A PLEA FOR THEM. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
JAPANESE CHRYSANTHEMUMS., A PLEA FOU THEM. "It is greatly to be regretted" (writes Hv Stredwlck in the English "Journal of Horticulture") "that the beautiful in curved Japanese chrysanthemums should be allowed to drop out of the ex hibitions in favor of the reflexed- - The necessity of size when competing is of paramount Importance, and ^ho great aim Is to, cover as much, broad space, as possible, while not reducing the depth of the bloom. As a rule, incurved blooms are on the small side, and dd not.touch rheir neighbors, and in consequence are rejected for exhibition purposes. Opi nions differ, of course, b\\( * speaking personally,- nothing equals the incurved !Jap.' for -beauty when just, sufficiently" loose to avoid formality, and if they possess a few reflexlng, narrow florets to serve as a foundation, so much tho better. It is, I think, a mistaken idea on the part of many exhibitors that In curveds cio not count as much with tho judges as larger, rougher flowers; but If they w...
Trustees. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
Trustees. Sir,-Your article in last issue "o"ts the above subject is misleading, in somuch as ft leads readers to believe that the trustees for the Tocumwat' Cemetery pay their secretary at the rate of 16s 8d for writing one letter, which is incorrect; the officer hold ing a dual position. TRUSTEE. [The secretary was appointed at a ' salary of ^10 per annum in August last, and according to tlie notice ' calling for applications for the posi*" tion, no mention was made of any other duties, we therefore fail to see ' where the article is misleadine.- ' Ed. G. ]
IS HELL IN THE SUN? [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
IS HELL IN THE SUN? Attention has been callcd to a state ment by Professor Haeckel Jthht in I the course of time-millions of years -the earth will fall back into the sun, when the force of attraction is destroy- ' e&lt;l by.the diminution of the solar dia- ' meter. It is certain, too, that the earth cannot, fall into anywhere else but the sun, whence it came. . Now it is shown that the diameter ' of the sun decreases each year, in ac- , cordance with the cooling process-a 1 process which is still lacking place with j our earth. The process has not yet ' come wihin the range of accurate &lt; mathematical calculation. Neverthe less, it is ccrain that it is taking place. So, then, according to Ilaeckcl, wc must believe that the earth, which is conscious, or feeling, matter, matter, will eventually fall 'back into lite sun, and burn there for millions of years. , Just reflect, says a critic, that the i diameter of the sun is more than one hundred times that of the earth,...
POULTRY. SEASONABLE HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
I POULTRY. SEASONABLE HINTS. Change of food will tend to keep fowls In good .laying* condition. It is not ad visable to keep them strictly to one kind of food. Wheat should form the staple article of diet, but oats, pollard, bran, and vegetables, or roots, should bo given occasionally. The quality of the food and tho amount supplied h&ve a direct effect on tlie egg production of hens. This should be borne in mind by those who keep hens for.laying-purposes. If your fowls are not worth studying, get rid of them at once, and purchase some that are. The habits of poultry require careful study if their owner wl?hes them to*bp a source of profit on the farm. Poultry will adapt thmeelves on tho srtn\H, as well as the larger holdings, In connection with farming, dairying, or fruit growing, they can be raised with good results, and should prove a valuable adjunct to cither industry. If your 3'oung stock arc of good qual ity either for egg production or table purposes, it will be the ...
Public Halls. STRINGENT REGULATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
Public Halls. STRINGENT REGULATIONS*' The Theatres and Public Halls Act of 1908, which came into operation at the beginning of the * year, contains some stringent reeu- * lations with regard to the holding' of public entertainments or public ' meetings in unlicensed halls. Any' person holding such meeting or' entertainment in an unlicensed* building is liable to a penalty not* exceeding £50 for every day during' which the meeting or entertainment * is held. The owner or lessee of the hall is also liable in a like amount.' Any seller of tickets who continues to do so after the total number ol persons stated in the license has been admitted to the hall, and,after* he has been so warned by a sergeant' of police incurs a, penalty not ex-" ceeding ,£10. The holder of the' entertainment, or the .owner or lea-.. See %5£" Lhc ball, ic also to ti" fine of .£10, if he allows anypne to* sit or stand in the gangways' pr pas-' sage-ways. - -j Mr J. T. Close of Finley trucked' 10 "Ideal" disc cul...