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SPLENDID COURAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
SPLENDID COURAGE. The deepest test of a man's char acter often lies in the way in which lie meets some great crisis. The hero ism which laces painful, lingering: anu unromantic death, unaccompanied uy the beat of the drum, the note of the bugle, and the inspiration of the bat tlefield, is one of the highest that is given to mankind to display. Professor Schrotter, who died lately in Germany, has left an account of his personal relations to the Kaiser, Frederick III., both as a physician and as the bearer of- the fatal news which told him he was 'to yield his life to a stronger power than himself. The Crown Princess begged me to make the sad communication as quick ly as possible. It now became my pain ful duty to report to his Imperial High ness regarding our investigations and opinions. This took place in the pre sence of her Imperial Highness, Un crown Princess, and I must state it as one of the most touching and im pressive scenes in my life. The illustrious patient, on _ whose co...
DRY FARMING. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
DRY FARMING. Mrjohn Jones of Bcrrigan, whose views on the above subject are pub lished in the '.'Advocate''^ of .last ? issue? are reprinted for the informa tion .of those interested. He says As ciry farming is a much discussed topic, just now I am taking the op portunity of explaining the system from' my standpoint. ' In the first place; I take it to mean storing mois ture, in .the soil for a dry time, which in dry years can, only rbe: done by a! system;of early, fallowing, that is, starting to plough for same before the-winter sets in, as ifleft later it-is a very "great chance if you'will get the; required moisture ,to enable you . to get a mellow fallowr and having got fame "to be sure and keep it mellow, which can be done by.harrowing or Scarifying after every rain (light or beavy). Nowthis first";principal I fcold to -be most.impor^fit, as results ?depend'largely ;-on saiiie; There is ©ne .other thing- that I-.have often Noticed; viz., that perhaps a farmer |s at some other jo...
A POLITICAL MARVEL. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
POLITICAL MARVEL. A political "boss" of the United States, such as Mark Hanna was, must be a very remarkable man. Imagine an army of 7,062,444 elec tors-that is the number of votes ob tained by Mr. McKinley in 1896- an army scattered over a territory as large as half of Europe, and composed of the most licteorgenous and diverse ele ments, from black.to white; an army embracing in its ranks Irishmen, Ger mans, Italians, Japanese, negroes, half-breeds, all races and all tongues; an army containing Catholics, Presby terians, Episcopalians, Israelites, Free Thinkers, followers of Confucius, and of Mormon, all beliefs and all sects. Imagine this hybrid disunited, chao tic army, this vertitable human mob blended and solidified to such,, a de gree that it actually forms but one soul and one body, disciplined as no army of soldiers has ever been, man oeuvring with a precision and a unity that are proofs of genius, growing or diminishing .according; to circum stances, sometimes beaten, but n...
Australia and the "Missing Link." [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
Australia and the "Miss ':ing . A week or two back the cables announced' thatr 'themissiug link" had been discovered in France, and a great many queries were raised-as to the, value of the^ discovery. , It is not very clear," indeed, . to the. lay mind what theso-called missing'Iiiik is; but.Professsor Berry, of the'Mel bbnrne .University, contributes a very clear and informative article ou the'subj6ct;to' the February issue, of. "Iiife" just , published.. . Professor Berry'explains .in-lay terras what science-knows-of the origin of man arid points out why, Australia ought to take a keen aud.'active interest-in the subject: . -Charles. Barrett, who accompanied the' recent exhibition to.Bass Strait's Islands,- in the; in terest of Nature-study, .tells iu; the first of a series of beautifully illus trated articles, how the members of the .party fared, .the hardships they endured, and the treasures they sec ured.: These hunters of wild birds: wentarmed. with. all varieties .of. camera,...
QUEEN ALEXANDRA AS PHOTOGRAPHER. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
QUEEN ALEXANDRA AS PHOTOGRAPHER. Wherever the Queen goes-"be it a cruise in the Royal yacht, to her home in Denmark, or a ride across country in tl) Highlands-she is never without her camera. That she uses it well is evident when it is stated that during one of her Mediterranean cruises she secured 1400 photographs in six weeks. Then it is very seldom, too, says a writer in "Tit-Bits," that the Queen throws out a picture or destroys a ne gative because the subject is not up to the mark. In her way of going to work she is most methodical. Her photographs fill many albums, and under each photo graph Her Majesty has written a des cription of the picture and the date when taken. They include a great va riety of subjects, from the King's stud horses, taken in the old days at the animal sale at Wolferton, to portraits of her grandchildren on the lawn at Sandringham and the ruins of the Parthenon. The. photographs of her grandchil dren fill three albums alone, and now amount to several tho...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
TSi-." .AUCTIONEERS. CSifffll BROTHERS. lands & Property Salem^n, ©easraJssJon and Manufactures' Agents. AGENTS FOR HKidholson & Morrow's Union Har &"ist^rs( Union Disc Ploughs Horse « ®7orfcs, Combination Disc Cnl Ihrator, Wool Presses, etc. 4M3vsmso? & Sow's Oil Engines; Binders and Mowers. S§3Ja Laval Separators, ^OfUibtC Slccl Silos. .ffligetrtsfor Joliu Darling & Sou. ^Vaxat BOUGHT IN ANY QUANTITY Bags Sold. GUTHRIE BROS., 4£s}ibram (Vic) and Fiiildy (N.S.W. IKa&lt;K«*zk Brcrtlxrs JSlocJ: Station and Financial Mgcntsand Auctioneers, etc. 4DENIUQUIN & JERILDERIE. -SStocfc I,ists on application. q " SHeaiing and Special Sales conduc ^fcdinany part of tlseDistricts:-Fin .&lt;!ey, Berrigan, Jerilderie, Tocumwal BSracia, Matlioura, Barham, Moula &lt;raeiu, and Deuiitquin. &lt;£H. IvIX>YD, Auctioneer.) EAfiflPBELL & CO.: AUCTIONEERS HUMUSEAH (Vic), ami TOCUMWAL ^Regular Stock Sales held atNum «...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
BY; ;JOYEI,LIST;en to It . just struck me %w$&% SMH M I'LL PIT ?fflf PRICES .'SfillMY. ;?©' en't yet IMPROVED IDEAL CULTIVATOR! You ought to^-it's different to ; all other Cultivators. ? You'll bs 'so deHghtccl wiicn ydii sec it that 'you won't rest Jill vou've hitched your horses into one. 'IT'S STRRM-ng GEAR.is PERVUCT-HAS NO- , SIDE IXliAKT-IS AI,T. iiTRRI, -. ,r* ' Let me send you one-on trial~=its . no trouble. : ? ,r l.'kWMBOONEBETtERTHAilTHE IEXT CHAP.! - Just 'a's I make lite best Cultivators, I build .the best.: : ? W A: G G O N S, -B'U G'G I E S.j SULKIES, ETOt:;:: You see it's like this, besides putting the Best workmanship into ; ~ \ ." , , their construction, my Timber is stocked and seasoned from 3 to 5 years;before using,....... . ,, ? ' .That's why they last longer and give ; : . ( i better service than other-maker. '; ! I've always a large stock of second hand . ' . . Buggies and Sulkies on hand for sale ' cheap. ? . . . : : WON'T YOU GIVE ME A LOOK UP? / ' ...
Hic et ubique, [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
Hie et ubique, Shire Meeting Monday next.. ' Several tenders for road work to bedealt with. Nomination and election of presi .dent for 1909. Health officer's report on the san itation of Finley. Cesspits v. Pans. "' The Rev Thorp, late of Berrigan,. is at present residing at Manly, near Sydney. Lucky man. Two year old gelding by Rock liffe's "Sheppherd's Pride" was sold at Mr W. Breaden's sale at Fin ley on Tuesday last for ^,3o. A fortune teller in Sydney was fined for reading a policeman's head. She should have been rewarded for her bravery. Our Berrigan contemp. had bet ter keep a light on his driving side for the next few weeks; otherwise "up HE goes." Torn Man says he fears nothing outside of hell. After living in B. Hill for a time a person might even feel inclined to fear nothing inside. The auctioneers advise that in consequence of the Caledonian sports at Jerilderie falling on same day as Mr J. Hall's clearing sale, the sale has been altered to. the 18th Feb., instead of th...
Tocurnwal Guardian AND FINLEY FREE PRESS. (Established 1897.) FRIDAY, JAN. 29th, 1909. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
Tocumwal Guardian AND FINLEY FREE PRESS. (Established i897.) ^RIDAY, JAN. 29th, 1909. TRANSFER.-'*1* Watson _ tele phone attendant a * Deniliquin has been appointed as posu^l assistant at Finley. SUNDAY SERVICES.-The Rev. Oakley will preach here at n a.m. Finley 3.15 p.m. Mass will be cele brated here at 10 a.m. Evening De votions 7.30. The Rev. Verso will hold service at St. Alban's at 7.30. PARCELS.-Parcels were at the railway station this morning for the followingMessrs N. Brown, Slee man, Tuer, T. Dodkius, Roff and Miss Bourke. Goods-Messrs Har ris, Steele, Close, Beasley, Uphill, Jensen, Finley; Postmaster, Lang Bros., Farrar, Tindale,Wilson, Quinn and Ryan (Jer.) Fall IN. FRUIT.-A little excite ment was provided for Finley resi dents on Tuesday last. Mr Shad fortii, fruiterer from Cobram, was driving into the Terminus Hotel yards, the gate closed against the rear portion of the waggonette which was loaded with fruit; . The banging noise frightened the horses ; they galloped ar...
John Danks & Son Propy., Ltd. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
JoliivDanks & Son Propy., Ltd. Elsowhero .appears the business announce ment of John Danks & Son Proprietary, Limited. Tho largo, varied and usoful stock of this old-established house is of especial interest to country residonts. For oxamplo, there aro irrigation plants, windmills of the successful "Steel Star" brand, in all sizes, and every part of them manufactured with the thoroughness for which tho firm's work is noted. Fire brigado equipment is anothor prominent feature, as are water-meters find wrought and cast-iron piping. There aro also stocked all details required in tho plumbing trado, and every sort of articlo appertaining to sanitary engineering. "Danks"'is a houso that shire councillors, aldermon, and shiro and municipal engin eers should bo constantly in touch with.
AN ACCURATE CLOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
AN ACCURATE CLOCK. In the observatory of Columbia Uni versity is one of the most accurate clocks in-the world. *lt lias run for several months with a mean error of only fifteen-thousandths of a second and a miximum error of thirty-thous anths of a second per day. That means that it docs not vary more than hall a . sccond a month, or six seconds a year. Compare this with the first pocket timepiece, the "Animated Ey# of Nu remberg-,n which required wjnding twice a day and varied an hour and a half in the same time! Compare it with some highest. priced watches . .manufactured to-day, which often vary more than ten seconds a week, and you will have some idea of the refine ments in the science of measuring time. N Yet even this accuracy is surpassed .by some famous timepieces, if the trade magazines are to be believed There have been accounts in them oi clocks or watches that have varied Jess a second in periods as long as ten years. The clock in the University of Co lumbia is an astrono...
IT ALL DEPENDED. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
C£ ALL DEPENDED. At tho Courts a case concerning mo tor driving was being heard, when tho chauffeur declared that when driving at forty miles an hour lie could, if necessary, i-ull up in ten or twelvo feet. i "Uml" said tho Judge. j Thon the next witness-an expert gavo his evidence. j Said his Lordship:-"If a motor car were travelling at forty miles an hour, and tho breaks could bo put on in such a'manner as to stop it within ten or twelve feot/whero would tho driver go?" . "Depends very much on tho sort of life he'd been living," said the export.
A CHILD'S CHARACTER. May be Judged from His Carriage. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
Jl CHILD'S CHARACTER. May bo,,Judged from His Carriaga. It is said that a child 'betrays his character far more accurately by the way he stands than by his features, or even his expression. Without glanc ing at the shape of the head, the chin, or the mouth-which are an open book to the physiognomist-the poise-read er studies the child as he stands at case, choosing a moment when he is perfectly unconscious of attention. A- properly developed child, deter mined, well-balanced mentally, and healthy in mind and body, will be seen to stand squarely, his heels and toes planted firmly on the ground, his shoul ders even, his hands hanging straight against his side, ' and his fingers stretched out, while his chin, though lifted, is not raised ostentatiously, which is the case where conceit is a dominant trait. . A child with a vacillating, weak, na ture, with little will power, and, even at the age of five or six, incapable of holding his own with his nursery play fellows, will, on the cont...
IT WORKED TOO WELL. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
IT WORKED TOO WELL. An hotelkeeper, noticing that some of his customers were evidently trying . to eat their- suppcra in the shortest possible time, lest tlicy should miss the boat, which was waiting at the wharf, thought it. would bo funny to frighten them. . Accordingly ho wont into thdf back soom and gavo a remarkably per-* feet'imitation of a steamboat's whistle. Tho joke worked well, the mon heard the sound, and rushed to the boat. The joker laughed long-and loud, until.sud denly it joccurrcd to "him that tlio men had gone off without v paying foritlieit. suppers; then ho stopped laughing..
THE DAIRY. ROPY MILK AND CREAM. PREVENTIVE MEASURES. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
THE DAIRY. ROPY MILK AND CREAM. PREVENTIVE MEASURES. In warm weather what is knwn aa "ropy" or "stringy" milk and crcam ia frequently met with.- It is objectionablo on account of its unwholesome appear ance rather than^ecauso of any known harmful effect caused by its consump tion. The slimy, viscid condition of tho inlllc is exceedingly disgusting to tho cprisumer, anil Us occurrence constitutes a serious menace to the succcss of a. milk route. This fault in milk is one of finan cial rather .than hygienic importance. The subjcct of "ropy" milk and cream Is thoroughly dealt with In some bulle tins recently issued by . the Cornell Ex perimental Station of Ithaca, America. The author of the bulletins points out thitt "tho surface of thp vessel of milk, and* therefore, generally the cream, be comes viscid, and will string (out in long, fine threads." Skim milk is'just as lia ble to become ropy as the cream or whole milk. "Cold does not prevent tho occurrence of the slimy condition. Afte...
The Rainfall. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
, The Rainfall. ' The .following table' shows in points - the rainfall'' as;: recorded officially at the Fintey Post Office ji)00 j.igot 1902 1903 r" 57 I r360 .124 : 245 3 21 . i?7 83 140 44 "25 15 30 241 26 ..?I32 .165 242 .154 l8f. 65 96 1 :'188 nil 10, 15 2 3?" 113. 3r: .165 : 17 "384 OO 186 216 3~ 300 205 35 283 ; I78 W ' 2.38 1904 1905 225 - 49 257 2i 1 1G6 35 i 283 ' 86 17.94 Ui.83Hll.90 i 18.38 114.95 208 59 .40 241 i5S' >5= 30(1 62 127 140 15.08 19*66 |' igojr lg6S^': ml v .8 5'9 . 11 .351 ;.200 : 90 "298 354 335 170 &lt;43 146 :. -24 .59 108 .97 178 !25 139 67 . .39
CLOSER SETTLEMENT. Subdivision and Disposal of the Cranky Rock and Tenandra Portions of the Sunny Ridge Estate, recently acquired by the Government under the Closer "Settlement Acts. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
CLOSER SETTLEMENT, Subdivision and Disposal of the Cranky Rock and Tenandra Portions of the. Sunny Ridge Estate, recently acquired by the Government under the Closer "Settlement Acts. AMONO the estates authorised for. ac quisition by Parliament for closer settle ment, one of .the. beat Is tbut known as the Cranky Itoek and Tcnaudra por tions of the Sunny Ridge estate, situated In the Cowra district, and lying between Cowra, Canowlndra, and Lyndhurst. Tbls property comprises a large area of lands eminently suitable for agricul ture, and has been up to the present time almost exclusively used for pas toral purposes. Sunny IUdge was one of the first pro perties Inspected by the Central Western Advisory Board, and the superior quality of the land, Its excellent situation, good rainfall, and climate, together with Its suitability for subdivision Into small farms, induced the Board to strongly recommend Its acquisition.. After negotiation with the. owner, It was arranged to purchase the e...
THE LAZIEST MAN. CHRONIC IDLER BEFORE MAGISTRATE. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
THE LAZIEST MAN. CHRONIC IDLER BEFORE MAGIS TRATE. For neglecting his children, Archibald Paul, of West Green, was sentenced to six months' Imprisonment at Tottenham (London) Pollco,Court on November 19. It was stated that defendant was af flicted with chronic laziness, and Instead of seeking work, would lay In bed tho greater part of Ills time. His wife told the bench that ho had remained in *jed for throe months without any cause. She had tried to persuade him to bestir him- - self, and had even dragged him out of . ' bed, but ho would return to it. j When he was offered -a Job he ra- ! fused to go, and said ho wanted his hair dyed and a.new set of teeth. I Owing to his behavior, his family suf- i fered from starvation, although his wlfo had done what she could by going out 1 step-cleaning. I Tho prisoner caused somo laughter by I . telling the bench that, he suffered from j insomnia.-' "Westminster Gazette." France is the best customer the Ar- ? pontine woolgrowers haVe for their...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 29 January 1909
; W6e family Stimulant. |T imparts looting exhilaration, and nead only be taken in email quantitiao night and morning. mm aboro, but do not forgot to take a bottlo of Cham berlain's Colic, Chotora and Diarrhoo Bcmcdy alonf? with you. It is too much ot a riaWor iuw* oao toloavo homo on a journoy witlioutsl For salo by L» Jeuaon A co, Finley & toGumwal & GREAT SUFFERER Tried Many Medicinoa. "There Is no question «f greater Inl lertanco to a community, than health,' laid Mr. Georee Alfred Willis, .ot No. ' Bourkc-Btreet, Zetland, when recently ngaged In convorsatlon with a repot" ter, "for when that la lost mattcro remain at a standstill peuding Its re covery. That was 1117 experience, ot bll events," h« coutinuad, "'or when 2 wao taken ill some timo back, I x/ao not able to sot alone at all.' . "Wsis your work of ft laborious na ture, Mr.'Willis?' ^ "Carpentering-not the easiest jehaa earth, you. know! but it it had bcca quilldriving It would havo been all ,tho saino t...