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Treatment of Sheepskins. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 20 March 1908
Treatment of Shoopsldna. If proper attention be given sheepskins they will command a much higher price than If treated indifferently, thus hand sornely repaying the owner for the extra labor incurred. Many farmers neglect this portion of the industry, with tho re sult that sheepskins are placed upon the market in a dilapidated state-torn, and frequently weevil-eaten* The differ ence in prlcc between a sound-pelted skin and a weevil-damaged one amounts to as much as to Id per lb., a loss of approximately 9d per skin. The majority of farmers seem to think that it requires a lot of skill and. much labor to treat skins properly. This is an erroneous idea. There is practically no skill required, and very little labor. Care should be exercised to avoid cut . ting or damaging the pelt when skin ning, and to guard as much fis pos sible against any blood getting on to the pelt. Cut off -the trotters, facc. and leg pieces ,and trim off all fat and meat; spread the pelt out in a shady place un...
The Value of Humns. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 20 March 1908
Tlio Vnltio of Humnfl. The term "soli humus" is applied to a large class of compounds derived from tho dccn.y of former animal and plant life. The animal and vegetable mater ia (organic matter) undergo decompo sition in the soil, the final result of which is the disappearance of these sub stances, leaving onjy a few gases and a small' amount of mineral matter. When the organic mater Is In its intermediate state of decomposition, and mixed with the soil, it Is known as humus. Opinion as to tho fertilising value of humus has swung from one extreme to the other. | By many of the earlier chemists humus was considered as supplying the larger part of the.materlals.necessary for the development of tho crop, but when ' tho combined labors of De Laussure, Dumas and Lleblg' demonstrated that tho air supplied plants with most of their foods, particularly that part which was supposed to come from humus, scientists, as a rule, assigned a low valuo to humus. Prom the very earliest times, however,...
FARM AND FIELD. Women As Farmers. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 20 March 1908
FARM AHB FIELD. Women As Fanners. At a "tlino when the advent of small holdings is an absorbing topic of con versation (writes tJto "Mark Lane Ex press") it Is not surprising that lady farmers should come conspicuously t to the front, and that the possibilities "which small holdings offer as a means of livelihood for women, aro matters of freo discussion. Not long ago a lady farmer of the modern school, daughter of tho well-known Professbr James Long, and a late student, by tho way, at Lady Warwick's agricultural coliego establishment, obtained a certain amount of notoriety through being un fortunate enough to get to logger-heads with the local authorities because sho choso to lead'a simple life In a habita tion that was contrary to the bye-laws of the district council. To what ex tent lady farmers will figure amongst the small holders of the 'future It Is Im possible to say, and whether they will bo of MIfcs Long's Independent turn of mind wo do not know, but as for the lady far me...
German Discipline. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 20 March 1908
German Discipline. Prior to tlie Inst solar &lt; oelipso, th&lt;\ Colonel of n Gorman regiment of in fantry sent for Ins sergeants nnd an nounced :-"Thorn will ho an eclipso of the sun to-morrow. Tho regiment will moot on thcj pnrado-ground in undross uniform, anjl I will oomo and explain the oclipso \oforo drill. If tho day^ is cloudy tho * will moot-in tho drill shod as ub» l.'f Thoroupoi ?tjiio sergonnts drew up *ho followin; olrdor of tho dav:-"To morrow mo meg, by ordor of tho Col onel, tlioro; \v>lil bo an oelipso of tho sun. Tho ogvmont will assemble On tho parado.|nWmd, whoro tho Colonel will como ^jd miporintond tho oclipso in person. c|Tf j tho sky is cloudy tho oclinso wi.l. tiyko place in tho drill shod 1" i"'
Only Too Kind. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 20 March 1908
Only Too Kind. There is ft young married woman whoso first wifely experience with the noodle resulted in a capital joke. She found what appeared to ho two im mense rips on the inside of tho tnils of her husband's frock coat, and while he was in the city she carofully sowod them up. "Whon tho young man camo homo to dinner his wife met him, coat in hand. ' j "I've jusfc mended it," she said. "There wore two awful rips in tho tails "Let mo see;" said tho husband of the industrious woman. "T didn't know thoro wus a tear in* it." "Yes, there..was, just there." . "Hut those are the " Tho young man caught tKo look of'innocent doubt on his wife's face, and stopped. "Yes, those were fearful rips-things wore getting in 'them all tho timo." And tho young man wont alone into tho tool-honso and picked out tho threads,, in order to got at his bank book and a few letters that lie had in those tail pockets.
Not [?]orth the Money. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 20 March 1908
Not jforth tho tflonoy. At the Metropolitan Club, of "Wash ington, Justice Harlan liadjntrodnccd to him a wj H-known No\/ York busi apparent purpose of im pressing thcj -3 about him, the New Yorker renuvUcd that his income ex ceeded a hundred thousand dollars. "And I s nnply have to make that amount," h \ added. "Why, it costs mo eighty tlcjusand a year to live!" Dear mt If' said Justice Harlan, blandly. "1| wouldn't pa; iyilly, tflat's too much ! I lit-it isn't worth it!"
Adjusting the Punishment. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 20 March 1908
Adjusting Iho Punishment. During tlib recent stay in camp of j the National Guard of the District of J Columbia, oilo of the captains called a sorgeant one; day, saying-^ i "Serjeant; note down Private Moon oy-one day on bread and water for slovenly turnout on parade." ''Beg pardon, captain," responded the sergeant, "but that won't make any difference to Moonoy-lie's a vege tarian." . "Then," said the captain, "give him one day meat and soup."
Making the Best of It. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 20 March 1908
Making (ho Bust of II. An entertainment was being given, in the village school. When the pro-' gramme was half over the youthful faces of the scholars shono with agree-; able anticipation, for the very next item was to bo a vocal solo by Miss Willot, who on many occasions had de lighted the school with her singing. There followed an impationt pause. Finally tho chairman made this- an nouncement: "I nm very sorry to say, children, that Miss "Willot lias contracted a cold, and will bo unable to sing. She is wil ling, however, to recite a jioem instead if you wish it. Do you?" Several heads in tho rear of tho room began grouped as if in earnest conversation. Then they evidently elected a spokesman. "Ploase sir," said tho boy, "if Miss Willot don't mind, we'd rather havo her git up an' try to sing; an' if her throat's too soro to mako a noise, she can mako her funny faces whilo tho pianner plays tho tune."
OUR SHORT STORY THAT GOOD MAY COME. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 20 March 1908
SHORT STORY THAT GOOD MAY COME. I By COSMO. I - This is a littlo talo of one who did ovil that good might como,, and illus tratcs^ Iho by no means uncommon as sociation of virtuo and iniquity. "Is is very urgent, Bradley?" "Urgent! Oh, no, only a mattor of life and (loath-to mo! That's all!" "Mm-" Howarth-alias Georgo F. Barkes, alias John Qnincy Lane compressed his lips and thoughtfully regarded his companion's white faro. Bradley's eyes wavered under the di rect gaze. "You see, Bradley," ho said presently, "I havon't at tho mo ment very much more than nine-hun dred cents, lot alone dollars. Still I'll tell you-you wait! You sny you mustliave this money by. Monday next; this is Friday. You toddle homo now -I'll see what I can do!" "Thank God! You don't know what this means to me, Lane-you don't in deed ! You-you can't! You really do think you'll ho ahlo to help mo? Really?" Bradley's nerves wero. evi dently gainfully over-strung. "I think so: I'll surely do my best! I'll let you kn...
Suitable Gifts. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 20 March 1908
Suitable Gifts. A short bulldog revolver is sure to be appreciated by a burglar. In writing a note with a gift, on no account mention the pricc. Your friend might bo able to find out what you did pay. A pretty young wifo is nn excellent present for a bachelor. Any person will appreciate a lively bull terrier, and will think of the donor every time the terrier bites them. If sending a canary, bo sure to ex plain-it's to sing, and not to he eaten. A fried egg is an unusual New Year gift,, and will bo appreciated by many. For a young married couple, no thing could be more suitable than a sot of boxing gloves. A.-book is a nice present to givo a friend who can read.
Not Much of a Dog. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 20 March 1908
Not Much ol a Dog. A man in Missouri recently sued a railway company for d'amuges for tho death of a hound killed on tho track. Tho company defended itself upon the following points: - Said dog was chasing a rabbit up dofendents' track in violation of the gamo laws. Said rabbit lived on dofendents' right of way, and was therefore the property of tho dofendents. Plaintiff's dog was a trespasser, and was hunting dofendents' property with out permission. Said deceased was not much of a dog, anyhow, or it could easily have kept out of. the way of defendents' trains. And having fully answered, defend ents pray to be discharged.
FROM ALL SOURCES. An Unanswerable Critic. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 20 March 1908
FROM ALL SOURCES. An Unanswerable Critic. After a cnncort at-Manchester, Joa chim, tho groat violinist, whoso death occurred recently, was at the railway station, waiting for a train. A rcspectablc-looking man, appar ently a navvy in his best clothes, paced at his sido a while, watching him with nlo.so interest.. Finally ho asked for a Might, and got it. As ho drew at his pipe to i?et it"started, ho.looked Joa chim full in the face. Then, just as ho was about to-go on, ho tapped the vio linist's cheat impressively. "But Pagnnini was tho man," said ho. Joachim used to say, declares tho nnrrator of this story, tbnt ho never felt so small in his life. "\Vholo pages of learned musical criticism Jiad never begun to whittle him down so fine.
USEFUL HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 27 March 1908
USEFUL HIHTS. . Silk may be cleaned by sponging It .with.water in .which potatoes have> been boiled." .. 1' . '.To brighten tins, clip a rag Into paraf fin, then into whiting, .'a$d.scour the tins with it.. -Finish off'wltli a little dry whiting on a cloth. To ease a tight shoe, put it on and lay a cloth wet in hot water across tho place where it pinches. The moist heat will soften 'the leather and cause It to ehapo Itself to the loot; Chloride, of lime is a capital disinfec tant. A solution, of the limo will remoyo mildew*, if the atained articlc be soaked in it for a short time. Rinse thoroughly afterwards in pure cold water, and hang out in the sunshine. To polish glass, shake a little pumice stone powder between the.layers of a folded piece of muslin, and stitch round tho edges of the muslin to prevent the powder from falling out. Rub window panes and lamp chimneys with this dry cloth, and they will then bccome clean and bright almost instantly. Enough pumice will remain on t...
Knew he was Dead. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 27 March 1908
Kr.cw ho was Dcbd. A traveller in Italy was! shown by a _ guido through an anciont towor in which a famous prisoner had been kept; In the door of -~-tho cell tho ! guide pointed out a small opening. "What was that for?'-' asked tho visitor. . "To tell if. ho was dead," said tho guide. "How did they toll?" "It was this way," said tho guido. "Every day. tho jailer handed in a nlato with food on it, and tho prisoner handed bacE an empty plate. But when tho prisoner handed back, his plate with tho food untouched, thon tlioy know he was dead."
What Is Fame? [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 27 March 1908
What Is Fame? There is in the villngoiof fljinlfont St. Giles a house knownas ^Milton's Cottnco. to which "tha is "Said to .have fled in ordc'r'to e.scapq "H;Uo plague. Recently a bigmptor-onr-drow up at tho wicket, and a large] riloVtd^faced man, wearing a fur coat, stopped into tho cottage; ITo paid to t)»c» ca.rotakor tho sixpence for admission, and was shown into Milton's sitting-room. Thero tho visitor stood for a moment in a revorential attitude. "And litis js Lipton's cottage!" ho oxclaimed musingly. V ; "Milton's, sir," said tho "caretaker. "Milton's," ho exclaimed, savagely, "I thought it was Linton's;.it'is most disappointing!" And he atrodo out of tho house. . 1 -
Keeping Their Promise. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 27 March 1908
Keeping Their Promise. A man-of-war coming into, harbour, the sailors wore allowed to go on shore, but some of tliein roving too -far,:'and carousing too' freely, wero permitted to go a second timo only on'tho promise not to pass a certain milestone. Thero happened to he a. favourite resort of sailors about half a mile beyond tho prescribed distanco, and at this spot they assembled. As luck would have it, the Admiral of tho ship drove by, andhearing tho voices of his men, stopped and in anger accused the sailors of breaking' their promise in going past the milestone. "No, your honour," tho sailors re plied. "it's all right. We liavo kept our promise. .Tust ploaso, your honour, to step this way." The Admiral did so, andsaw that tho men, to get where they wore, and yet * to keep their promise, had actually pulled up the milestone and carried it with them, and had deposited it a few yards beyond the place they halted at.
THIS AND THAT. Never Thought of It. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 27 March 1908
THIS AND THAT. Novor Thought of II. Thoro was small respect in old ship Captain Maybury's miiul for the brains of tho artists whom ho and his wife har boured during tho summer. "Thoy'ro a w£ll-moaning lot of folks aa ovor lived," he said,' confidentially, to' a neighbour, "but when it comes to com monsense, every last living, one of 'cm needs a gnardeen." . _ '. "Act kind o' crazy, X reckon," ^said the neighbour. &lt; .. "Well, 'tnin't so much that,"' ad mitted Captain Maybury, "as 'tis that they lade gumption and sprawl. Two of 'em were talking to mo about tho 'sunset light' last night. 'We work fast as wo can, hut wo can't ketch it,' tlioy told mo; 'it'fades so fast, and be fore you know it, tho glow is dead.' "I'vo got somo used to their queer talk, but that did seem plumb foolish. 'If two of you can't ketch it,' I says, 'why in tunket don't the whole oijsht of you set to work togother, same as if you had a fcnco to paint 1' But if you'll thoy'd never thought of such a th...
Oh, zat English. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 27 March 1908
Oh, zat English* j The pronunciation of English is the : despair of foreigners. A Polish novel ist, on being introduced to a country man of ours, inquired politely, "How is your heels?" .-Perceiving a puzzled expression on the countenance of his new acquaint ance, lie, too, looked puzzled for an instant, then whipped a little phrase book out of his pocket and pointed triumphantly to the question, "How is your health?" It wan merely the foreigner's usual difficulty with "th," combined with a natural inclination to pronounce "heal" in health like heal outside it. Ji is mistake, although amusing, could not have been so difficult to lis ten to with a courtesly grave face as was that of a Frenchman of letters, who, not long ago callnd ujwn a cliann ing American lady in Paris. She was loath to lose his call, and decided to receivo him, although she had not yet wholly recovered from an attack of facial neuralgia, which still somewhat impaired the outline of her usually ovaL visage. lie was...
THE BEEKEEPER. A GOOD BEE-FEEDER. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 27 March 1908
THE BEEKEEPER. GOOD 3EE-FEEDER. This Illustration shows' a beo-feciter that hna proved itself satisfactory. It is easily .constructed and handy to use. It Is endowed within the hive when in use and precludes the possibility, of starting the bees at robbing, which feeding Is very apt to do If the bees from other colonies can get a taste of the sweets. The bottom board (a) is simply -«. picco of %-ln. board as largo as the bottom of the liivo. The '.;le pieces (b) may bo cither nailed on the side or oc the top of the board (a), any way so as to form a *%-in. projection auove the board (a). y Make the . side pieces (b) G in. longei than the bottom board (a) and across tho back nail the piece (c). Now, make a wooden tank C In. wide and 4 In longer than the bottom board is wide, nailing this in the open spacc left by th&lt; board (n) not coming back as far as tho sido ploces (b), allowing' it to pro-, ject -1 in. beyond tho side of tho bottom .board. Cut a picco of.wood 4x6 in., ...