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CAN YOU SPARE AN ACRE [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 4 January 1899
'CAN YOU SPARE AN ACRE ? Many farmers who live within reach of towns are able to utilise a few acres in the cultivation of the small fruits and 'vege- tables, and here and there we find one can produce a few raspberries, gooseberries, apples, pears, etc. It is a good way to bring the boys along, and for that matter the girls too, and teach them how to make a beginning in the world and earn some _ thing for themselves. The tune will be when within the coming generation, these ♦owns will be largely populated, and vege table gardening profitable. It is always so for home use, and there is no* reason 'why it should not be so for market pur poses.
To Make Leather Last. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 4 January 1899
' To Make Leather Last. Every few days use a blacking made from the following :— Spermaceti oil 4oz, molasses 12oz, mix Add bj degrees 12oz nory black, mixing in smoothly, and rubbing it well, so as to leave mo lumps. Then add gradually a quart of the best white vinegar ; stir it hard, and let it stand in the jar three days, stirring frequently with a round stick. Bottle it for use If still too thick, even when warmed, add a little more vinegar. —
The Other World [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 4 January 1899
The Other World: It lies around us like a cloud, The world v» e do not see *. ~~. Yet the sweet closing of an eye May bring us there to be'. Its gentle breezes fan onr cheek Amid our wordly care3 , -?- ' Its gentle voices whisper, love And mingle with oni prajers Sweet hearts around us throb and beat, Sweet helping hands are stirred, And palpitates the veil between, With breathings almost heard. So thin, so soft, so sweet they guide, So near to press they seem, They lull us gently to our rest, They melt into our dream . ' And in the hush of rest they bring, 'Tis easy now to see How lovely and how sweet a pass The hour oE death may be, To close the eye and close the ear, Wrapped in a trance of buss, And geatly drawn in loving arms, To swoon from that, to this Scarce' knowing if «e vake or sleep, Scarce asking where we are, To feel all evil sink away, « All sorrow and all care ! Sweet souls around us watch us still, Press nearer to our side , Into our thoughts, into our prayers, With ...
A Medical Joker. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 4 January 1899
A Medical Joker. , .In the general way medical folk are not apt to be jocose. Is it because daily duty compels them to look upon sickness and suffering? Now and then, however, a reckless practitioner, impatient of pulse feeling, demands a guffaw from Ms brethren and has sufficient astuteness to know that the pleasantcst and easiest way of obtaining it is to have a little supper. On such occasions the medicos are not less ready to tap the jugular vein than they are to tap the jugular. Not long since the members of the New York Medical Club were summoned to at tend a regular meeting at the residence of a waggish member, Doctor Paine, and the notice ran in the followine classic style. 'SCIENS, SOCIALITE SOBRIETE.' Doctores ! Ducumnexinundinitu Panes: triticum at ait. Expecto meta fumen tu te and eta beta pi. Super at TEN to uno Dux, homor clam pati, sum parates, nom ine, ices, jams, etc. Sideror Hoc. ' FESTO BESOVAN FLOAS SOLE.' If you don't see the point of the above, read it aloud to...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 4 January 1899
Testing Water. .The following is a simple method of testing drinking water :— Evaporate by gentle heat a small sample of the water nearly to dryness in.a clean porcelain cup, moisten the residue with acetic acid, and add to a portion of it a few drops of strong hydrdsulphuric acid— pure water saturated with the. gas evolved by the action of dilute sulphuric acid on iron monosulphide; a black precipitate indicates lead. ^ Add to another portion of the dilute acetic acid solution a little pure hydrochloric acid ; a a white nrecipitatd which redisanlvna nn diluting with boiling water indicates lead. I To the remainder of the. solution add a I few drops of dilute sulphuric acid and let I it stand for a tune ; a white, heavy precipitate indicates lead. . * I Test for Hard or Soft Water :— Dissolve a small quantity of good soap hi alcohol. Let a few drops fall into a glass of water.' If it turns milky, it is hard ; if not,' it 'is soft. ''Test for Earthy Matters or Alkali: — I Take litmus...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 4 January 1899
? i'1'-\-v L'~a if00 t t , /- » - * ?' - ^ ,V,J,^ 'jSjeat^ fl'^ f; i.' ** rf^i'i Swell 1 / * i 7* i' jii it i '^ ?* SbuBhels '?♦f * , ^ f, r'I'''fff,-Jraea wheat -iW^il 'Ts., ' ^J^OfBco of the r ('' vV n rt^^'° official sum :i' ' a' */' ' jj^jagJSmltion jndicate that i --f-i 'tJiSBti ^B^»'''lon wcre too sanguine, ,i i»^8wthstandmgasub tantial increase £?fof area, the yield will be considerably less ' -~ than that of last year. Definite infonna 'tlon in regard to the South Australian har - Vest is not yet available, but as the crops within Goyder's rainfall line are 'good, . there is likely to be a substantial surplus . for export. ? j-
FORTH V. NEW GROUND. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 4 January 1899
FORTH V. -NEW GROUND. The above teams met on the Forth Cricket Ground -on. Saturday last, and after a very friendly and pleasant game Forth gained an easy victory with one in nings and 15 runs to spare. Scores: — Forth — W. Flint 6, W. Palmer 10, M. Nichols 7, G. Turner 7, E. Vertigan 31. L. Nichols 1, M. Vertigan 6, W. Nevffle 0, J. Baker' 51, J. Monds 5, JI. Barker *3, Sundries 7, Total 140. Bowling— G. Bonny, 13.2 balls, 2 maidens. 61 runs, 4 wickets ; Reynolds,' 72 balls, 2 maidens, 21 runs, 3 wickets; Collins, 12 balls, 15 runs : Wescombs. 47 balls, 25 runs, 3 wickets. .New Ground— G. Bonny 8—10, B. Bonny 1—6, T. Rey nolds 10— 'G, W. Rooke 0—3, L.- Wes- combe 22— 3, W.. Collins 0—13, A.'Mence 0—1, G. Lehman 0—4, A. Bonny 5—8, W. Wescombe ^9 — 2, B. E. Bonney 0—1, Sundries 3—2, Totals 64—61. Bowlin' — W. Palmer, 154 balls, 60 runs, 8 wickets; G. Turner, 150 balls, 9 maidens, 17 runs, 1 wicket; W. Neville, 108-balls, 24 runs. 5 wickets ; M. Vertigan, 16 balls, 6 runs, 1 wicket. ^...
A Visiting Warship. H.M.S. KARRAKATTA IN THE MERSEY. WELCOME TO THE OFFICERS. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 4 January 1899
A Visiting Warship. ' H.M.S. KAREAKATTA_ IN, THE . MERSEY. ' WELCOME TO THE OFFICERS.' H.M.S. Karrakatta, one of the vessels of the Australian 'Auxiliary Squadron, ar rived in the Mersey on Friday last in or der to be present at the annual regatta,' Upon being' berthed at East Devonpor. Wnftn. flnfi Win hnardn/? \i*t i\tn 'Ani'w»n'« and members of the Marino and Town Boards, together with other prominent public gentlemen, who presented an ad dress of welcome to the vessel's offlcerst by whom iey were courteously received. On Saturday evening a banquet^ was also tendered to the officers by the Town and Marine Boards nt the Victoria Hotel, where a sumptuous repast was laid. Mr David Cocker (Master Warden) occupied the chair, JUgi^^Sjmander Harbord onhJs^rfa^^^feS^Kjr.
LORD BRASSEY IN TASMANIA THE SUNBEAM IN MERSEY THE VESSEL OPEN FOR INSPECTION. VISITED BY LARGE CROWDS [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 4 January 1899
LOPBflASSEYIiymAp THE SIMM Att Df jrf1* '- MERSEY, U| THE VESSEL OPEN F0r\ INSPECTION. \ VISITED BY LARGE CROWDS*' — — - l Among tho attractions at Devonport oV, New Year's -Day was the well-knoA, pleasure yacht Sunbeam, belonging t\' His Excellency, Lord Brassey, who is a present on a tour through tho West Coast' j accompanied by Lady Brassey and part£ The Sunbeam, with His Excellency ik command, left Melbourne on Wednesday^ last, and after a fine weather passage and 1 a coll.at Stanley, arrived at Emu Bay on Friday shortly before noon. During the afternoon Lord Brassey and his party, comprising Lady Brassey, the Hon. De Vere Brasey, their young daughter, Cap tain Pakenham (Private Secretary), Mrs Pakenham, and Mr Herbert Hill were driven around tho town by several prom inent residents. 'The party left Burnie by uf 1.1/iui mom ui i.ou u ciock on oaiuruay morning, and in response to requests from local bodies the Sunbeam left Emu Bay for Devonport at 9 o'clock, arriving about 1 o'cl...
THE MERSEY REGATTA AND SPORTS. POSTPONED TILL JANUARY 23 [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 4 January 1899
THE MERSEY EEGATTA AND SPORTS. POSTPONED TILL JANUARY 23. After the elaborate and very efficient arrangements made for the annual Mersey Eegatta and Sports, it, was a keen disap pointment to know that the clerk of the weather, with inexorable will, had decreed that Monday's gala day should not be. This regatta, which is an institution of nearly 40 years' standing, and is one of the principal features of New Year gatherings in the colony, attracts a very great num ber of visitors from all parts of the island, and had the weather remained fine on Monday the attendance would probably have been a record one. As it was, Devonport was- thronged with visitors, md everything, with the one exception— ihe weather — made for a successful lay. The special and ordinary trains rom'both sides of the town brought large complements of passengers, the railway station presenting quite an animated appearance with * the busy traffic! Unfortunately, however, the prospect was a dreary one. On the streets,...
TH HOLIDAYS. A BAD ENDING A NORTH-WEST GALE. TORRENTS OP RAIN. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 4 January 1899
. T(K HOLIDAYS, A BAD EXDIXG. A NORTH-WEST GALE. TORKENTS OF RAIN. [ Though splendid weather, from every point of view, prevailed through the Christ-^ mas holidays, the New Year's Day of 1899, like that of its predecessor, was destined to be ushered in most inauspiciously— that is us regards the various sports gath erings that had been arranged throughout the north-west, or for the matter of that through tho colony as a whole. Indica tions' of the unfavorable change were noticeable on Sunday, and towards ci en ing the disagreeable rain showers were looked upon as the precursors of what was to be expected on the monow. Through out the night heaiy rain fell at intervals, and on Monday morning the grim forecast became verified, for the strong easterly ureezo smtteci round to the . north-west, mid all day long blew with the force of a galo, accompanied by a driving, penetrat ing _ rain, rendering all holiday seekers decidedly uncomfortable. The conse quence was that numerous fixtures th...
RACES AT ZEEHAN. Zeehan. Tuesday [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 4 January 1899
RACES AT ZEEHAN. Zeehan. Tiii-sr)n.v. The Zeehan races, held yesterday, were successful, though the weather was some what showery. Results :— Open Hurdle Race— Shanks, 1 ; Norval, 2 ; Darkie, 3. Burgess Plate— Colebrook, 1; Nineveh, 2 ; Ada, 3. Zeehan Cup— De Vere, 1 ; Trendle, 2; Erehwon, 3. Local Hurdle —Darkie, 1; Ada, 2; Framework, 3. Publicans' Purse— Cognac, 1 ; Trendle, 2 : Erehwon, 3. Dnndos Handicap— Cole- brook, 1 -r. Shanks, 2 ; Ada, 3. ? r
LONGFORD EACES. Longford, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 4 January 1899
LONGFORD EACES. Loncford, Tuesday. The winners at the Longford Eaces yesterday wero as follow :— Hurdle Race, Teepookana; Trial Stakes, The Pirate King; Longford Handicap;' Timbrel; Richmond Pork Stokes; Olivia ; Flying Stakes, Rapid ; Steeplechase', Britomarte ? Lauraville Stakes, Nellie. Tho Dovonport Links. — Lieutenant- Commandar Harbord, of H.M.S. Karra katta, is an enthusiastic golfer, and much enjoyed- testing his prowess with some local wielders :of the clubs at the Devon port links on Saturday. Angling.— Disciples of Izaak Walton will be pleased to learn that fish in the Mersey during the post week have been much more plentiful than has of late been the case. Some fine catches of mullet, salmon trout, and flathead. have been made in the vicinity of the Devonport wharf. . :..:'.
COMMERCIAL. The "Advocate" Office, Tuesday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 4 January 1899
^ COMMERCIAL. S^C . . -V.v - ;:;.. ??.'?'. £--^~- The 'Advocate' Office,,:,;. ' ?;-?'.'? s ' Tuesday Evening.. The export of potatoes has practically started ; the ss Tekapo, which left this after noon for Sydney, took abont 1,000 sacks. With regard to the quantity, it is rather unfortun ate that the departure of the steamer was delayed, as it can scarcely be expected that they are sufficiently set to stand delay or much handling. Some affirm that this lot will not suffer, and that the rain, instead of 'Injuring them, will be beneficial. The report ?of same on arrival at Sydney will be eagerly looked for, and it is to be hoped they will ! 'mve in good order. With regard to the ioson's output, it is now beyond doubt that ic yield will be good, the splendid rains of ?'stcrday and the previous night being all that could be wished as far as potatoes and ^oot crops aro concerned. As for grain crops, -jars are entertained by many that the heavy \m and high wind will -cause the big /?Stops...