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GREEN MANURING AND FERTILISER. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
GREEN MANURING AND FER TILISER. 'The system of green manuring to furnish a supply of organic mater, and to collect nitrogen rrom the air in the case of the green manuring (rap being leguminous-can b3 employed with decided advantage on sandy soil, and also on medium soils, for filds to which it may not be convenient to ap ply farmyard manure. To get the best results from green manuring, it is necessary to supplement it by the application of ferli?crs. On this subject a distingu shed German pro fessor of Agriculture has the follcving observations:-The necessity for the addition of nitrogen is dependent on dredss, not able to face the winter without a set of furs valued at L£60) or £70 being added to half a dozen other sets. I have known a woman, whose husband was on the brink of bank ruptcy, paying out a last available £10 note for a velvet coat. Drcssmnakcrs could tell many surprising stories of what an inordinate love for dress means -we have had many revelations; but the revelation...
Potato Spraying LIME-SULPHUR EXPERIMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
Potato Spraying LIME-SULPHUR EXPERIMENTS. In a report giving the results of to cent tests, the demonstration farm in New York.State says it seems evident that lime-sulphur is not destined to tako the place of Bordeaux mixture as a spray for potatoes, in spite of the fact that it is cheaper and no doubt very convenient to use. Under more favorable conditions, in which late blight occurred earlier in the season and to a greater extent, the treatment with lime-sulphur might-have produced different results, but at present is nriot promrisng. The lime-sulphur proved harmless to the potato foliage as far as burning is concerned, but it proved to have a distinct dwarfing effect quite similar to that noted in the previous season's ex periment. The lime-sulphur also lack ed the beneficial or stimulative effect derived from the Bordeaux mixture. which preserved the foliage, prolonged the lifo of the plants, and thereby in creased the yield even in the partial absence of fungus diseases. It ha...
GRAIN SEASON [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
GRAIN SEASON We are in recei;.t of Messrs Dal gety and Co.'s Annual Grain Circu lar, which is of particular interest at this juncture to farmers and others, To those who desire to hold the firm allows three months free storage on all grain received into store before 31st March. A lot of useful infor mation appears in the O.rcular, in cluding statistics of the world's wheat crop, the Australiai yield for the past 8 years, and the production of oats, barley and maize for the preceding four seasons ; treatment of smut of wheat, various tables of land and other measurements, treat ment of sunstroke, etc., etc. Conies of the Circular can be had on appli cation to Messrs Dalgety and Co., Ltd., Melbourne. A widower residing at Breslau, Germany, after the inmates of his house had retired for the night turned on the gas in such a way that his two sons, his daughter, sister and niece, together with himself, were all asphyxiated.
Dairying in Switzerland [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
Dairying in Switzerland The oow and her produce appear to have beaten all other departments . of agriculture in Switzerland, says the agricultural correspondent of " The Yorkshire Post." According to the most recent publication of the irtal area of the country-slightly less than ten million acres, or half the size of Seotland-only 51 millions are cultivat ed, and of this corn occupies cily 2.56,000 acres, and vineyards 5.000 acres. There are practically no for ago crops in our sense of the word, and no root crops, hilbut a considerable area of grass land, which produces largo crops in the valleys and abundant grazing on the imountains and their lower slopes. When s.we consider these figures we are amazed at the fact that the dairy cows number nearly 800,000, slhowing a continuous and marked in crease year by year. The director of the important Dairy School at 1lutti estimates the average yield of the cows of the country at 59-1 gallons, which is probably 130 gal lons more than the a...
Egg Preservative [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
Egg Preservative Professor WV. G. Sedgwick, of Stev ens Institute of Technology, appeared as an export witness before the Now Jersey State Board of Health to de monstrate that 400 cans of frozen eggs seized by the Government three years ago as unfit for food, are still perfectly wholesome. As evidence, hlie told ot feeding them to his family, and at taches of his laboratory: He said eggs 100 years old, if kept right, were better than fresh ones. When the health sharps at the hear ing seemed incredulous, Professor Sedg wick explained that to keep eggs for a few years is not a mark to the feats of the Chiiineso, who preserve themn for in definite periods. He recalled when Li hung Chang visited America he brought with him eggs 100 years old, because there were none in this country old enough to suit his palate. The 400 cans were released for sale by the State Board of Health. Mem bers of the board ate foodstuffs made from the eggs, and gave the product a clean bill of health. When Li H...
SILVER BEET. ITS USE AS A FORAGE CROP. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
SILVER BEET. ITS UJSE AS A FORAGE CROP. (By Mr A. B. M'Pherson, Supervis or of Field Experiments- Depart ment of Agriculture, N.Z.) Thie phenomenal success which has attendedC the introduction of silver beet is naturally attracting the atten tion of farmers in all parts of the do minion. Its freedom so far from in sects and fungoid diseases, its great prolificacy iri produoing a wealth of stemr and leaf (giving quite six feed ings-off with sheep i twelve months' time from date of first feeding), its resistance to drought.and severe frosts, its apparent freedom from causing scour or bloat in sheep, the apprecina tion of all classes of farm stook for it (trials having proved that it is relish ed before rape, kale, or roots), thei enormous tonnage of succulent forage it produces, and its fairly high feeding value place it in the forefront of all other foliage or root crops grown for stock, in this country at the present time. The remarkable results obtain ed last year in the growing an...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
Messrs Andrews Bros. wish to notify oetheir clients that orders for Show and 'Race Suits should be given at once in order to save time and disappoint anent, and to give them a chance to get :through the work. They have opened 'p a fine stock of Ladies' Footwear, of :?ae very latest styles.-advt. Mother's Friend Pedio Pomade for the Hlead, Strikes Infesting Vermin Dead. Price ls, with Nit Comb, is 6d. One application destroys vermin, kills nits, heals sores, cures ringworm. and makes the hair grow thick and strong. Price Is, large 2s, extra large Ss 6d LANCELOT HERBERT, Orbost, sells Pedie Pomade Is, and with Nis Comb Is 6d CHILD FEARFULLY SCALDED. WHEN HOSPITAL TREATMENT FAILED ZAM-BUK COMPLETELY HEALED. "My little boy, Willie," says Mrs P Morrison, of 93 Wilson street, Redfern, Sydney, "was fearfully scalded through a kettle of boiling water falling on top of him. I had been bathing the child near the fire and had just gone out to empty the water when I heard screams. I rushed in a...
The Cat and Disease [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
The Cat and Disease Under normal conditions the germs of nearly all epidemic and local dis eases tlhrive upon the family cat. Even where the oat is itself not subject to theo diseases, it easily spreads the con ftagion, and cceasionially is guilty on both accounsts. Thus, in thQ case of diptlheria, the cat not only has tho disease itself, but also carries it on the mucouis membranes of fur. Influenza is spread broadcast by fur and feet, and l-auslett has recently showtin that as a distributor of plague, the cat vies in virulence with the rat. Ringworm nd tapeworm, says "Good Health" are spread inll the same way, and pus genius find easy lodgment in the thick hair. From which the stroking haid qmokly nvcys them to the human body. The germs of typhoid and tuberculosis are similarly distributed, as well as the We subtle and less understood genius f whooping-cough, measles, scarlet fever, and small-pox. This is more rapidly appreciated when we consider how quiokly the cat is given as a ...
CUNINGHAME SPORTS [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
CUNINGHAME SPORTS At the Cuninghame sports yesterday -.the principal event, the Gift, was won by E Carter, of Bhepparton. The seplsced men were: E" Carter, Syds 1; M. W Coloe, ilyds 2;. King, l5.yds, 3. A I .Pinch, of Orbost, was run out in the final heat. The 220yds Race was won by Pinch. The Netherlands Government has prepared a scheme for the re clamation of 815 square miles of rthe Zuyder Zee at a cost of £ 15,750,o000oo. A concrete em bankment 18 miles in length will be constructed, carrying a double line of railways and a carriage road. It is expected that the re claimed area will return an annual .rental of £1,250,000ooo. At Ouebec on Sunday night a boy of 13 was lighting a stove, when an explosion of coal oil occurred, which set fire to his clothes. He rushed in .among his-relatives in another room ,and set the clothing of nine of them on fite. As a result, six persons, in 'cluding the boy, were burned to death,
New Use for Tomatoes [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
New Use for Tomatoes It is now possible (says a Naples correspondent) to buy a pound of to matoes in a paper bag made from to& mato skin and eat them by the light of a lamp burning tomato oil. Hitherto there has been much waste in the conversion of tomatoes into cat sup, pasto and soup. The seeds and dIns have been thrown away, but now, after much research in faInotories at Naples and Parma, the by-products are almost as valuable as the fruit it self. In this new process, the residue of seeds and skins is dried in the sun. Then the seeds are crushed in a hy draulie press, when they yield a limn pid orange-yellow oil, which, despite ts strong odor of tomatoes, gives an dorless, bright flame when burned in a lamp. By another process, the skins of to natoes can beo so treated as to make a ough quality of wrapping paper.
THE WEATHER [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
THE WEATHER $ The weather was very sultry on Sun day last and during a great part of the day a north wind was blowing. The smoke or reflction of hushfires was to be seen in several directions, and one of these which had been smouldering for some time on the Brodribb road was fanned into activity and came near de molishing the honiestead of Messrs Granter Bros. The united efforts of Mr Granter's men and the neighbors were just sufficient to turn the fire off the house. A little fencing was burned but the damage done was not serious. A light rain fell during the night, nine points being registered at Orbost, and on Monday night there were some heavy thunderstorms accomjanied by sharp showers, and 44 points of rain fell. Another- 42 points f, 11 on Tues day night, and there were some sharp showers on WednesJay It will be of special benefit to the maize and bean crops as well as to the grass and all kinds of vegetation.
THE FATIGUE POINT. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
THE FATIGUE POINT. Nothing is so beneficial to a man or a woman as to relax every muscle of the bcdy, to lie or at least to sit with closed eyes for a short time every day. Many people cannot sleep, many can only sparo a quarter of an hour for this rest, but if these would make a point of taking just what they can they would soon find-a mark- d difference in their health. - A human hbing can work every day up to the point of fa tigue without feeling any the worse, in fact it may be said that hundreds would feel infinitely better if they had to work to the fatigue point every day of their lives. lThey would not then complain of loss of appetite or inability to sleep. But these ill ef fects, if they arise from want of work, also attack those who habitually pass the fatigue point. To rest before just getting tired is one of the very best mecans to prevent a breakdown. It mental or physical strain is continued, even a little too far for any consider able length of time, disastrous resul...
ORBOST SHIRE ROADS [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
ORBOST-SHIRE ROADS •... The difference of opinion between the Orbost Shire Council and the Country Roads Board as to the roads to be made in the easternmost portion of the shire was laid before the Minister last week, Crs. Lynn and F. A. Nixon represent ing the shire. The AnaRGUS gives the following r. port of the interview: Representatives of the Orbost Shire Council who waited upon the Minister far Public Works (Mr Hagelthorn) stated that the shire was unable to bear the proportion of the cost of road con struction and maintenance which had been recommended by the Country Roads Board. Their reference was chiefly to the main roads in East Gipps land, particularly he section east of the Cann River. It is the intention of the board to continue the main road through to the New South Wales border. It was admitted by the councillors that the proposed roads were necessary for the opening up of Eist Gippsland, but they urged that the financial po=ition of the shire was n *t equal to the p...
OFF-SHEARS SHEEP SALE Friday, Jan. 23. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
OFF-SHEARS SHEEP SALE Friday, Jan. 23. Messrs A. Macarthur and Co. report: We held our annual off-shears sheep sale at our Bairnsdale yards on the above date, when we yarded 20,000 sheep of all olasses, and sold every sheep with the exception of one small lot of 216 wethers. The yarding would have been a record for Bairnedale had several lines not been prevented fr.om coming by owners being unable to get their sheep dipped in time. However, it was a splendid yarding of good qual ity sheep, and, taking the yarding as a whole, it would have been hard to beat in any part of the State. Not only did it reflect great credit on the breeders in dividually, but it was a very flattering advertisement for the different districts from which the sheep were drawn. Buyers were present in large numbers from all parts of the State, and more buyers went away unsupplied than those supplied. The sale opened to very spirited competition at fine prices, which continued throughout. The bulk of the yarding...
ORBOST ATHLETIC SPORTS [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
ORBOST ATHLETIC SPORTS The annual sports meeting of the Or host Athletic OCub will be held to-mor row on the recreation reserve. The en tries for the principal events, which were coming in slowly last week, have turned out fairly well and the competitors in clude some of the best pedestrians in the State. Of one of these, E. Carter, it has been said by a sporting suthority that he is the coming champion of the world. The Cuninghame sports having been held yesterday, a number of com petitors and visitors have announced their intention of coming on from there. Among other visitors expected is Mr Hurdsfield, secretary of the Victorian Athletic League. . As the meeting is under the V.A.L. rules conmpeti'ors for the principal events will have to register. If they have not already done so they can register with the secretary of the sports at Orbost. The registration fee is is 6d and has to be paid annually, the year dating frm 1st August in each year. The rule as to registration does not ...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
The shire secretary, Mr Wellington, rrceived a telegram yesterday from the Hon. James Cameron stating that a further sum of £90,000 had been passed for the Bairnsdale to Orbost railway. A committee meeting of the shire council is to be held to-night, when delegates will be appointed to attend on the deputation arranged for by the Tambo Shire Council on the subject of the railway construction rate. Monday was duly observed as a close holiday in Orbost and the weather for tunately was favorable to outdoor amuse mont. After a hot close day on Sunday light rain fell towards morning and the day remained overcast and pleasantly cool. The rain held off until about 9.80 p m. and although it had been threaten. ing to come down all day it did not deter anyone from carrying out their plans for the holiday. There were no local sports fixtures, but a number of people drove to the Old Station and Marlo, and the St. Andrew's Sunday School held a very successful picnic in the show ground. The anniv...
RIVAL BURNT OFFERINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
RI.VAL BURNT OFFERINGS. A gentleman rushing from hisdining room into the inall and sniffing disgust edly, demanded of Jeames, the foot man,_whenee aroso the outrageous odor that was pervading the whole house. To wliich Jeames replied: "You see, sir, t -day's a saint's-day, and the butler '?d 'ight church, and is burning hincense; and the cook, she's low church, and is burning brown Raper to hobviate the hiaoenseQl"
A Hint to Travellers [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 30 January 1914
A Hint to Travellers I As an excursion train recently drew into a seaside terminus the passengers began to colleot their luggage and get their tickets ready. " Excuse me, nma'am," said a seedy-looking, shifty eyed individual in the corner to a buxom matron sitting opposite, "d'ye mind my looking at your ticket a: moment?" The matron looked some what surprised, but placed her ticket in the outstretched hand. The seedy individual studied it for a moment, then, coolly tearing off a corner, handed it back as the train pulled up. ji. passed on with the crowd to the b: r rior, but just as he got to the tick collector he oried, "I'vo forgotten m} stick," and daslied back to the car riage. Having recovered his stick, lie aIp)proaohed the ticket collector boldly and attempted to pass through. "Tic ket, please." "I gave it up just now. I've been back for my stick.' "You didn't give me a ticket, sir." "Excuse me, 1 did. You look and seo if you haven't got one, No. 0116, with a corner missing."...