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Draughts Notes [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
Draughts Notes Entries for the amateur championship of' Scotland closed lately with a record of 66. The largest number from any district is 24, from Aberdeenshire nearly equal to last year's total entry. The finals will thus be played off in Aberdeen at New Year" time. Beginners at draughts often imagine that experts employ some mysterious mathema tical rule. Tliere is no secret or royal road to a mastery of the game. The old darlcie's description of how he trained mules may bear quoting:—"Rules, sah! Golly, da ain't 'zactly no rules for a mule. sah. Dah's. such a heap of variety'in the critters; for a rule dai would work dis yere animal, ain't worf a cent wif dat yeller cuss! Dah's so many turns and tantrums 'bout a Kentucky mule, dat a rule wouldn't work no better nor last year's almanack! The principal ting, sah. is to keep away from his hoofs, hang on to pa tience an' perseverance, an' always keep yo' eye peeled an' yo' in teller a-workin'."
ANSWERS To Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
In order to tea sure answers to questions being ipubllftteed ;in 'the .'foliosving .weelr's issue, rqnestiDiis should reach this office 'by Friday. Many of the rjuestio.;? -asm in -nKjutee to «e ■submitted to experts, and -some tiroo is necessary 'to secure irh^ir realist- &lt;^ueS,,,2PB ..are .only answered in the columns of "The '-Weekly Times," arid not by post. ;
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
STANDARD SEPARATORS Carry a 2 Years' Guarantee, And are Highly Efficient and Thoroughly Reliable Machines. THE PRICES ARE MOST REASONABLE. Write for Illustrated Catalogue to— REXD & HANSEN 440 ELIZABETH ST., MELBOURNE. AUSTRAL MILKING MACHINE After four seasons of unexampled and un broken success, it stands alone for Simplicity, and Reliability, for Cleanliness, for Economy, and for Efficiency. GLOBE CREAM SEPARATORS The last word in Separator construction. The most reliable, the most durable, the cleanest skimmer. All sizes, from 14 gals., £6/10/ upwards. W. H. BLACKHAM. 59-61 KING STREET, MELBOURNE. For Free Booklet -"W.-" *lo L>AVIEa COMPANY. 54 .Queen St.. Melbourne.
CAPACITY OF SILOS USEFUL FIGURES. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
CAPACITY OF StLOS USEFUL FIGURES. Details of the sizes of silos and tne quantities required for dairy cows are -generally useful. The following cal culations are based on the requirements of a given number of cows for a season .of 180 days:— No. Estimated Size Average of Consumption of Silo - acres of -Cows, of Ensilage. needed. maize needed. Tons. 6 20 9 x 20 10 x 16 1 to 2 9 30 10 x 22 11 x 20 2 to 3 13 45 10 x 20 11 x 25 12 x 22 13 x 20 3 to 4 21 2$ 74 SO 11 x 37 12 x 32 13 x 29 15 x 24 16 x 22 12 x 38 13 x 33 14 x 30 15 x 27 , 16 x 25 5 to 6 6 to 7 m 13 x 38 14 x 34 15 x 30 16 x 28 17 x 26 8 to 9 35 126 15 x 35 16 x 31 17 x 29 9 to 10 40 144 16 x 35 17 x 31 18 x 29 . 10 to 11 45 162 18 x 32 19 x 29 11 to 12 50 180 17 x 38 IS x 34 12 to 13 In the size column the measure ments are in feet, and alternate dimen sions are given. The first figure repre sents the. diameter, and the second the height. To produce 20 tons for six cows, the silo would need to be nine feet in diameter and 2...
NOTES ON THH MATCH. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
NOTES ON THH MATCH. Mr F. H. Faulkner, the popular country champion, was indefatigable in his efforts to wards the enjoyment of the visitors. Though several strong players failed to put in an appearance on the country side, it made no different to the result. The match created great interest, and a large number of spectators were present who watched the play with keen interest. The draughts editor will be pleased to re ceiver the scores of any of the games played in the match. They will receive immediate attention. '
CHRISTMAS DAY [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
CHRISTMAS "DAY itotrert W. Noyc, who lives at "Thorough ; Ltea," Ruify, writes:—Dear Uncle Ben,—* Christmas Day ie tlie most important day" in the year to Christians, because on that ^ day Christ was born. 'Christmas Day fell this year on a Thursday. A home cannot : help being happy When one sees the bunch - of mistletoe or the Christmas lilies hanging around on the walls. Schoolboys love the holiday. At that time it is harvest, and the country boy lilies stooMng and carting ing, and other things connected with the harvest. "When school breaks up generally a concert is held.. Christinas dinner is the nicest meal of all the year, as everybody is happy. Even the birds look happy as they sit by on a limb singing and teaching their young to fly. I have a sister and brother. I am the oldest in the family. I am 13 years and 9 months old.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
DIABOLO CREAM SEPARATORS, Highest Grade, Lowest Price. MITCHELL and CO. PTY. LTD., Office and Factory WEST FOOTSCRAY Showroom— 598 BOURKB STREET. MELBOURNE. Ballantyne & Laing 527 COLLINS ST., MELBOURNE, AGENTS. DAIRYMEN.—DO YOU KNOW that we have larger HAND POWER SEPARA TORS in use than any other maker, which is proof of easy turning. Send for catalogue. PUMP SEPARATOR AGENCY, 527 Collins Street. esssq THE "JOY" MILKING MACHINE LOW PRICED AND EFFICIENT. Plants Second to None are Now Available at the Most Reasonable Prices ever Offered. 3-COW PLANTS, from £50. Before Buying Elsewhere, Write for Full Particulars. Q. H. SWANTON and Co.. S52 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. CONCRETE BLOCKS FOR FARM BUILDINGS Moulded on our Machines. Wo have Several Machines, used for demonstrating, to oiler at a low figure:— 12 x 6 x .. £6,.10/ .. usual £9/10/. 14 x 6% x .. £7/10/ ., usual £12/10''. Apply Early. MIDGET GIANT CEMENT BRICK MACHINE CO., 4:>0 Little Collins St.. Melbourne. ^ „ »-£B« th...
Town v. Country MATCH AT WARRNAMBOOL. COUNTRY'S FINE PERFORMANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
Town v. Country MATCH AT WAR.RNAMBOOL. COUNTRY'S FINE PERFORMANCE. A match between town and country players was arranged to be played at Warrnamnooi. on Boxing Day, December 25. These matches were first introduced about 15 years a&° a return contest to the big match which is played every year at Melbourne in Show Week. Ballarat (twice), Leongatha (tvace), Bendigo, Geelong, Oolac, are amongst the places that have been visited, and this year Warrnambool was decided upon. Warrnambool is over 160 miles from Mel bourne, so it required a good deal of per suasion to iuduce a large number to go such a distance and forego their other arrange j meuts lor spending the holidays. However, enthusiasm is proverbial amongst draughts | players, so a strong team, accompanied by ; taeir friends, made the journey. Th.e majority arrived on Christmas Day, and the re mainder on the day of the match. The local committee had made excellent i arrangements for the comfort of the team, and these were i...
DAIRY JOTTINGS [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
DAIRY JOTTINGS Good breeding bulls should have a masculine appearance. A bull with a light jaw an-d—b«4Tow face and fore heau, siitfni""jXecl^®Svhorns, thin neck andy*s>o\]8££s,' \®^\eldom a great sir/f. X'SUiis does. \ mean that he lynjLsV-h'e coaj^pTtojq^jie contrary, he mtist'be Tfine.'^ Coa^^Aess may be de /nj$e.d as V\m6venn5|i^^nrhile fineness is h&e:'insult of uri^^raSity. The class of wc^vs^in must necessarily uP°n tIie choice of breaming *.J&mis.. If they are loose, rangy, over-grown grade cows select a well-proportioned compact bull. If the cows are small and of proper form select a rangy or larger bull of good form. An experienced New South Wales dairyman recently stated . that the heifer wanted for dairying purposes shpuld never be allowed to fatten un til she proves in calf, for fat heifers are often difficult to get in calf. Young dairy stock should be maintained in good growing condition. The ten dency to lay on fat* if developed in the young heifer...
Edinburgh Ramblers GAME 5691—"Denny." [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
Edinburgh Ramblers GAME 5691—"Denny." rne loiiowmg Highly interesting game irom the "Yorkshire Budget" was played be tween H. F. Shearer (Dundee) and H. Chris tie (Sunderland) during the recent visit of the " Edinburgh Ramblers" to Tyneside:— Scores thus:— Black—Christie. White—Shearer. , 10—14 ' 4— 8 5—14 7—14 5— 9 3—11 22—18 23—19-c 29—25 SI—22 22—17 13— 6 11—15-a 8—11 1— 5 12—16 11—15 27—31 18—11 27—23 25—22 30—26 20—11 26—22 8—15 9—13 14—IS-e 3— 7-f 15—18 10—15 26—22-b 32—27-d 23—14 27—23 11— 7 6-2 6—10 13—22 10—26 7—10 18—27 14—18 22—17 25— 9 19—10 24—20 17—13 22—17 and after 11-16 drawn. (a) Preferred to 11-16 or 6-10, which gives White the better side, as shown in Shearer's Modern Handbook. (b) Inferior to 24-20 or 24-19, or 23-18. (c) 17-13, 1-6, 23-19 is the usual order. (d) Not a very promising move, but stronger than it appears. (e) This break gives Black a strong ending; Mr F. Dunne has shown that 5-9 draws also. . • ' U) The natural-looking move, 11-15 leads to a draw. ...
DRIVING HOME THE COWS, [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
BRrVTKTG HOME THE COWS, Out of the clover and blue-eyed grass He turned them" into the river lane; 'One after another he let them pass. And fastened the meadow bars again. - Under the •willows and over the hill He patiently, followed their-sober pace; The merry whistle for .once was still, And something shadowed the sunny faca* Only a boy! and his father had said He never would let his youngest go; Two already were lying dead Under the feet of the trampling foe. } But after the evening work was done, ! And the, frogs were loud in the meadow' swamp, Gv-jr his shoulder he slung his. gun , And stealthily followed "the foot-paO*. ; . damp, " - . . Across the clover and through the wheat, 'With resolute heart and purpose grinv Though cold was the dew to the hurrying ' feet. " " ~ And the blind hat's flitting startled him. Thrice since then had the lane been white. And the orchards sweet with applsfe bloom; And now, when the cows came home at night, - The feeble father drove them home. Fo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
Enid Nursery, Ivanhoe 5 Minutes' Walk from Ivanhoe Station. Biz Miles from Melbourne. Supplies all items for the Garden and House. Roses, Fruit Trees, Carna tions, Bulbs, Dahliaa, Citrus Trees, Acclimatised Palms.. All Descriptions! of Decorations. Prices Moderate, Write for Quotations. 10,006 Standard Roses^lS/^pter, doa.
Pomeroy v. Jordan [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
Pomeroy v. Jordan In this game Pomeroy had a strong game, but Jordan forced through to a draw. , . GAME 5690—"Glasgow." Black—Jordan. White—Pomeroy 11—15 20—11 5— 9-d 22—18 19—24 17—13 23—19 3— 8-a 17—13 15—22 14—10 28—32 9—14 11— 7 15—18 £8-10 1&—19 13— 9 22—17 2—11 22—15 6—15 10- 7 . 22-25 8—11 26—23-b 11—27 13— 6 15—18 9-6 25—22 11—15 32—23 1—10 7— 3 32-28 11—16 30—26-c 8—11 21—17 11—15 6- 2 24—20 8—11 29—25 15—19 3— 7 lb—18 16—23 28—24 10-15-e 23—18 24—28 10—14 27—11 . 4— S 25—22 10—15 7—10 18—22 7—16 24—20 12—16 18—14 18—22 Draw (a) Not as frequently played as 3-7, which is supposed to jfe tfae better of the two. Evidently Jordan wanted to try something different. The late G. Buchanan played the text move on Jordan in the 1S94 international match between England and Scotland. He scored a win with it. - (b) Better than the "book" 28-24. (c) Very strong, and was new to Jordan, He was looking for 31-27. .(d) Most natural and seems best. (e) When he made t!hi6 move Jordan t...
CALULU AND ITS INDUSTRIES [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
a^lulu and . its industries Bvelyn Phillips, living at Calulu P.0..: viai Hillside, writes:—Dear Aunt Connie,—I will take for my subject "Calulu and its Indus tries." Calulu is a pretty little place situ ated near tlie Mitchell River. The industries are varied; but the chief industry is maize igrowing. Sugar beet is also grown. The maize crops were a failure last year, as. the season was too dry, but the crops look very* promising this yc&r. Several of the farmers had oats-iii ; • so they are cutting it now for .hay and chaff. Sugar beet is grown by many farmers on the other side of 'the Mitchell. When it is. fit to pull, it is pulled and sent down to the Maffra sugar factory, where it is made into sugar. • Some people go in for rab biting and sell the skins; others strip wattle bark, and it is sent into the Bairnsdale tan nery. Some farmers go in for dairying, which is one of its best' paying industries. Al though it is hard, monotonous work/it is also very healthy, as the ...
HORTICULTURE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
QUESTIONS AND ANSWIGRS Plant:—Coachdriver (Benrigan, N.S.W.),— Professor Swart, the Government Botanist, states that the specimen is Reseda Lnteolai, Lu (the Weld or Wild Mignonette). It is a native of Europe, now Introduced and ■widely spread in Victoria, and probably now also in New South Wales. Ferns:—F.J. (Ballarat):—As a rule ferns do not need to be re-potted, every season. Some of them may not require increased root spac8 oftener than every third or fourth season. Those that can be easily handled should he turned out of . the pots at the end of each summer. If the growing con ditions are favorable the roots will be fibrous and healthy looking. Should the drainage be choked by worms that displace the soil success cannot be expected next, season. The drainage must be remedied, and clean material and a clean pot substi tuted; but in most cases it is best to re-pot altogether, and, in doing this, all bad soil and decayed roots should be removed. This will admj[t of the plant being...
Seasonable Work THE ORCHARD [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
Seasonable Work By "CULTUS." THE ORCHARD j-rees tnat are not giving satisfac tion may-be budded any time during the next six weeks. An' effort should be made to finish the work before the end of January. The buds will unite rapidly and make strong growth before the winter. Those inserted late m the season will lie dormant if cold weather is experienced early in autumn. They will not quicken until! i spring, and the loss of a year's growth is the result. Summer priming should also receive immediate attention. When done about midsummer it in duces shy bearing and irregular fruit ing trees to yield more readily. Judi cious pinching back of the soft shoots at this period considerably reduces the necessity for so much cutting in winter. When a tree is in full leaf the orchardist can see which shoots are useless much better than when the limbs are bare. If left to their own! resources most trees throw out num bers of shoots that draw on the energy of the main, st.em :to no purpose. The re...
THE FLOWER GARDEN [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
' THE FLOWER GARDEN Recent' warm, withering- weather had a bad effect on flower gardens and lawns. Many were completely ruined, and a deal of attention will be needed to revive them.. Sweet peas suffered most. Those that have turned brown should be dug out, so that the beds can be roughly trenched and manured un derneath at a depth of. not less than 12 inches. They will then be in good heart to receive daffodils and a large variety of bulbous flowering plants in March. Rose bushes should be given a rest during the next few weeks; so that they may revive their energies prior to the autumn flowering. They must not be forced by excessive wat ering-. If the ground for several feet out . from the stem is covered with a thick layer of mulch, it will keep the soil suitably moist for a long- time. That will ensure a complete spell. The conditions are suitable for budding1. Roses that are to be improved should be dealt with as soon as possible. Chrysanthemums must be suitably nourished at th...