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CREAM IN HOT WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 19 February 1914
CREAM IM HOT WEATHER. Hoards Dairyman says :—In onler So make good butter in the summer iL is necessary to take the very best of oare of cream while it is being saved lor a churning. Neglect to do tliiy is per haps one of tne clnef causes of poor butter in the summer. " Butter troni properly kept and ripened cream will hare a more desirable flavor, it will keep sweet longer, and bring a high er price in any market. iSaturallv, the first essential is to takd proper care of the milk in tihe stable and separating room. It must be kept away from undesirable odours, if taints art&lt; not want; d in the but ter. It is preferable to skim a rather heavy cream in hot weather, one test ing about 3-5 pe\- cent. It ought to be skimmed before the milk 'has cooled or set around' for any length of time. One of the first essentials is to eool it as soon* j.ifter -so-pa ration as pos sible, When it can be arranged, a desirable method is to have the cream can set in a tank of ice water, or re...
FERTILISERS ON MEADOWS. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 19 February 1914
FERTILISERS ON MEADOWS. The Agricultural .Department of t!te Swiss.'Government jus* published an interesting "report or experimen'' s cond noted over- threii -years to».test' til-.' ■ effect of different, fertilisers'on meadow land. The/_fertiliserV experimented with • were:iiitrogen,phosphate of lime, and .potashrthe.-fertilisers being tried alonr and inixed. The conclusion- arrived, at is that, in oi'der. to obtain the heaviest . and ino?t profitable crops, it is nee- s sary;tcf?snpply.."/fertilisers, containing th tiu*ee principal fertilising substances— phosphoric.-.acid;;; fpota'sli; and nitrogen. The extra :yipld:.obtaihed from this sys "tem nf manuring covers tlie cost of the fertilisers ; and' leaves a good profit. The effect of the manures is more mark ed- on the first cutting than on th; ' 5eboi!.d;.cut, the j averago increase: hav ing been found tfr be from \62 to 100 pe> cent, on; the former, and 20 to 40 p-.-i cent."on the second crop.
HOMELY HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 19 February 1914
HOMELY HINTS. I'hc tangled threads of yesterday Will' still unsnarl with toil and pain, Lo-dav, our stubborn fingers play Sad havoc with to-morrow's skein. '\nd yet the pattern grow* apaoe, Despite the tangles that distress; Vnd. at the last, it gains a grace, From all our patient clumsmesss. Suet will keep in good condition al well covered with Hour. Use a bicycle pump to remove dust from tufted furniture. ... A slight draft on bread that is rising mav causo it to come up very slowly and perhaps spoil it altogether When roasting a turkey, soil! tin bre:-»v w'tli paivd sweet piti.ties; thuy n-ct a fitu! flavor from ihe juice. " Try soraping off that burned side ot yuiir cake with a very coarse grater. Much superior to the knife. Before frying liver, try dipping the slices in hot water; the flavor is im proved and much more- deliefcte. When: washing flannel, be sure tnat tho soap is thoroughly dissolved, or it will stick, and the flan ^ls he patchy when-dry- * ' , ~ a , When you carr...
ENGLISH FARM PRODUCTS. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 19 February 1914
ENGLISH FARM PRODUCTS. Part 11 of the Agricultural Statistic* for 1912, issued by the British Board of Agriculture, deals with tlio produce of crops, and brings out the deficient yields of wheat, oats, aud potatoes, ow ing to the wet season. A table is given, showing the hypothetical value of Drops. Wheat is put at £10,8S3-000 as compared with £12,210,000 in I'll I ; barley, £8,152.000, against £8,614,000 •• ats, £9,108,000, against £0,677.000; potatoes, £8.908^000, against £10,118,000. On the other hand, clover, etc.. hay is given at £10.257,000, against £'9,890.000; and j meadow hay, C29,710,000, against j £21.173,000. Hops are &lt;stimated :jt i £2,259,000, against £3,-128,000. the j drop in this *sise l»>"i"g due 'o Mic de creased price. It is noted a? re- ; ji. ricable that the market prices were j ■;o nearly similar, in three instances ' identical, in tbo two seasons, and ex- j cept for wheat, potatoes and hops, j the nominal value* of the crops of 1912 j is s-iid t...
RAISING CROPS WITH GUNPOWDER. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 19 February 1914
RAISING CROPS W!TH GUN POWDER. The ok! brown gunpowder, formerly standard in the United States navy but- disused since the introduction 01 smokeless powder, has been found by the Navy Department to possess value ;i a fertiliser, we are told by the In ventive Age. Sa.vs this pa per: "Brown powder contains about SO per cent, of potassium nitrate, botlt of which are constituents of fertilisers. The au thorities at- Indian Head, the navy proving station, wroto to the Agricul tural Department and asked the ex perts if they did not want to experi ment with the gunpowder as fertiliser. Tlie offer was refused. Then the nary officials determined to use it themselves on the truck patch in connection with the proving ground. The result is re ported to by most promising. The garden truck succeeded beyond all pre vious records. The plan is to bo tried on a larger soale." Bertlia: "I guess it's gninp to l'i> :&lt; mateh between Harriot and Charley.'' Constance: "So?" Bertha: "Yos. Har ...
APPLE EXPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 19 February 1914
APPLE EXPORTS. Fruitgrowers, who export apples to Europe, will be interested in some sta tistic:; compiled by Mr Tlios. Boss Walker, regarding the actual results of shipments made last season from Tas mania, under the private marks oi individual orcliardists. Tlio opera tions of 20 small growers, ranging in quantity from 111 to 8CK3 cases, and aggregating 6400 cases for the season, gave a net return on Hobart wharf oi 6/10 to 9/9 per case. Six'.y seven other growers exported between them 32,16-" and their individual average net re buru for the season on Hobart- wharf ranged from 3/9 to 5/9 per case. I; must bo remembered that Tasmanian apples as a rule do not sell in Europe at such high prices as those from the j main land of Australia. This evidence tends to show that small lines of we!]- .■ selected and carefully-packed apple. realise more money than the same class ( of fruit in large quantities. Buyers ! apparently are prepared to pay a con siderable premium to secure the whole o...
MAN'S BEST FRIEND. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 26 February 1914
MAN'S BEST FRIEND. So many peaple tell of the faithful ness shown by the dog and the horse that we have come to call them man's best' friends. ,j . - The term friendship as we commonly understand it, moans all round all the time helpfulness..' A friend is. tine we . can not well do without. If y,ou are a successful farmer and keep thoroughbred cows you are proud of them. You sell' them for a big : price. Did you ever stop to., think what the oow is good for besides this? . Withoiit her,- where-gv6ul&> the house wife be?' ■ Where would :the. cook- hi your home louk for a product to take the place of milk? Milk- in'its vari ous forms is the very foundation of her operations! Milk, cream,., .butter, cheese, puddings, pies, cake, bread, and so on through the listi Your cow gives the milk to fill the mother's breast _to. feed the Httlo in fant nestling in her arms, that may be come a grat man in the world.- If, perchauoe, that mother is. taken from ! the home, the milk fro...
PLUM DUFF. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 26 February 1914
PLUM DTJlfF. Plain, but very good, and requires no egg*. Required: Half a pound of flour, four ounces of chopped .suet, four oun ces" of stoned raisins, three ounccs, of Domwara sugar, quarter of a teaspoon ful of pudding spice, quarter of a tea spoonful of carbonate of soda, and half "that amount of oream of tartar, miik to mix. Sieve together the'flour, spite, •oila, and crcam of tartar. Add the sugar, suet, and raisins. Mix with the milk to a rather soft dough, press it into a greased pudding basin. Tie a pudding cloth securely over the top, and boil it for three hours.
THE TOP SOIL. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 26 February 1914
/ THE TOP SOIL. The top soil of an acre, of arable land to thd ;.depth of, eight inohes is esti mated .to weigh about 1000 tons, so that, a dressing of 5cv,t. of fertiliser'to the acre is really the application of only About 9oz. of fertiliser to a ton of'soil, and the quantities oi' actual plant-food, nitrogen, pliospha.te and pot ash, seem infinitely small; and yet th: se minute quantities of available plant food exert a wonderful influence cm tlio growth of tliCj orrjjb. When we ripply •I toprdrcssing of 2cwt. nitrate of.?soda, per acre, we are-putting in the 'soil only about half an ounce of actual nit rogen to every 3-5,S40oz. of soil, -and .still the effect is great. It seems marvellous 1
ON GOLDEN WINGS. CHAPTER XXIV. A MEETING AT MOONLIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 26 February 1914
ON GOLDEN WlMGSr, m W. Howell Poole). ' CHAi'TER XXIV. A. MEETING AT MOONLIGHT. Iljou hmdest. thyself tor lite, lor. that" which will . - Perchance never', lastj".^r - pltMse .&lt; •. Ttliep foj&lt; on.©-'yea?.. .. Z* -Londony the- great metropolis ^of? the ■' world;- Its life arid deatb'y i:Lsv]oy, aiid • -sorrow, its opuleiloe aiM-; beggary, .-its. Ruths and Jezebels,- its Samaritans and trentiles, its births, deaths and-.'mar riages. .Apropos of the last,; if not least serious item, before the altar at St. Peter's; ;a brido ami bridegroom .kneeled. . The cortege was extensive, .the spectators numerous, for even the upper gallery was thronged.. St. Pet er's, always- noteworthy for its floral decoration, excelled itself this day; the baptismal font in the aisft, the •candelabra around the chance), the choristers' desks.' and the .altar steps, were lavishly bedecked with".'-flowers. The golden eagle supporting on its wings a mighty bible, seeinea'to have . ao other o...
TWERE BETTER THUS. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 26 February 1914
'TWERE BETTER THUS. In tho soft firelight ' the boarding house sitting room looked almost cosy and attractive. The warmth and com fort thawed the heart of the oldest lodger. In an expansive moment he turned towards tho landlady, who was his only companion in the room, and clasping her hands fondly, murmured: "Will you be my wife?" The woman did not start nor blush. No maidenly coyness shone from her clear, cold eyes. "No, sir," she replied, with calm deliberation. "I'm sorry, but I can not marry you. You've been here four years, and are much too" good a boarder to be put on the free list." There is also a big future for this country in fruit-growing, bub better shipping facilities must be provided if it is to be exploited to the fullest. This is a matter that merits more at tention than-it receives and organisa tions designed to promote produoing in terests should _ keep it to the fore among the things they are endeavor ing to put on a better footing.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 26 February 1914
STOMACH: TROUBLES DUE; TO' ACIDITY; 80 Says an Emicenf Specialist; o-c.ille4 stnmaeh-fcmnbteB, suoh as in d-'gesffoo, wliidi stomach-ache an-1 inability to retain food, inB'ead of indicating that' , the stotnaoh is out of oHer, are in nine oasea^out of ten simply evidonoa that fer men atjoa is takiog place in the food con tents; oft the storoaeb, causing the forma tion of gas and-acide. Wiud distendo-the stomach, i;nd causeB- that full,, oppressive feeiing, known sw heartburn, while the acid irritates and' infl&mes the delicate lining of the stomach.. The-stomach,. how ever is. not a fault-. The- trouble lies entirely in the fermenting food: Such fer mentation is-unnatarsland acid f&lt; rination is-not only unnatural, but may involve the most serious o>>n sequence if'not prevented. To prevent or stop, fermentation of- the food contents of the stomach, and to neu tralise the acid, and render it bland aud harmle-B, half a teaspoouful of bisurated mR^nesia, probab...
SOCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 26 February 1914
SOCIAL. Mrs Robt. Camm of Pingilly;. West Australlia, second daughter of. Mr and Mrs J. H. Dyer, of -' Dalcross," Ru panyup, with her. three young daugh ters- is paying a prolonged visit to her parents. Quite an exodus of mothers with their families will take place on Satur day nest,. from Rupanyup, Banyena and Mamoo witk the cheap excursion train to Melbourne. The marriage of Miss Ellen Basset, daughter of Mr and Mrs C. R". Basset, East Laen, and Mr, HerbertHepworth sixth son of Mr Allan Hepworth, J.P. was celebrated in the Methodist Church, East Laen, on Wednesday morning, by the Rev. J. G. Freeman. Mr Win. Petering, of Minyip is visiting New South Wales to attend the synod of the Lutheran Church. Mr and Mts Carl Ruwoldt, of Ke well, celebrate their silver wedding to-day.. Constable Jas. E. Uren has secured the silver medal and award of merit of the Royal' Life-Saving Society. Miss Munro, first female assistant at the St. Arnaud State school, has been notified (says the " Mercury"...
FIGHTING WOOLLY APHIS. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 26 February 1914
FIGHTING WOOLLY APHIS. A writer \n "Le Progres Agricole and Vitjicole" recommends as a remedy against the woolly aphis (Sehisoneura lanigera), which is certainly one of the most difficult insects to destroy, tlie use of commcrcial oil paint, as being 3 simple, practical and economic subs tance ensuring the destruction of the colonies of aphides. Tlio paint can be prepared on U e orchard according to the following f&lt; r mula :—Linseed oil, 71b; white lead, J A lb; oxide of zinc, lib. The mixture- is boiled for 10 • >inr>les and when cold lib of turpentine :s added. The paint is applied by means of a brush to all the affected parts. As a rule one application is sufficient, but in order to lie quite safe, two can be made, in the autumn'and at the end of December.
The Stabbing Affray at Rupanyup. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 26 February 1914
The Stabbing fiUmf at Baip&sijfwg* His Honor J.udgQ Winneke psesidfed at the Ararat Court of General Ses sions,. when, a y.oung man named John Hynes, who pleaded guilty to, the offence of unlawfully and maliciously mounding Duncan Munro, at R.upan yup last Christmas Day,, came up. for sentence.. Mr T,. G.. Grano> appeared for the Crown, and Mr- Low, was pre sent on behalf of accuseds r Low said: that accused,, when about 17 years of age, met. "with a serious accident in. the- Kyneton dis trict, through which, he was uncon qonscious in the hospital, for 21. days.. He had also met with another ac qident recently,, winch he thought might have had something; to- do with, him committing the offence with, winch he was charged. The accused bore an, exceptionally good character,, and while he was on a little bit of a. drunken spree he became excited and di-i commit the tifEence*. Hie had been in gaol for six weeks, and had: never been up for any misconduct before.. In addition to...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 26 February 1914
THIS FORMULA: KEANLY MAKES HAIR GROW. Some time ago-1 read in a paper a for mala for a preparation which* was cla med to destroy the dandruff germ and to otrongly stimulate the hair growth. In spite of tho fact that I had already tried many preparations without benefit, and my hair was thiu and falling' one very fast, T decided to give the formula a trial. A c cordiugly I g»fc my chemist to put up 3 ounces of Bay Rum, 1' ounoe of Lavona de I'ompnsee, and J dram.of Menshol Crystals and applied it regularly every morniug and night,, rubbing c.»refully fnto the scalp-with the finger tips. Much, to my delight and ttstouiBhment the intolerable itohing ceased with the first application, the dandruff dis appeared, the falling out o£ the hair stopped completely, and by the ti no I had used four botties I had a finer, longer aud more luxuriant growth of hair than I ever had. before. 1 have ainoe reoomtneaded this formula to many of my friends with equally wonderful results. 1' understand tha...
WOOL PROSPECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 26 February 1914
WOOL PROSPECTS. With the general trade of the world active, and every prospect of remain ing so, there should be a strong con sumptive demand foT wool during the coming year. Labor in the Old World is-well employed at better wages the world's wool requirements continue to increase, while there will be a great shortage of wool in manufacturing centres before the end of the present calendar year, and only moderate sup plies for 1914. Wool will be admitted into the United States of America duty free, and it wil not be very long be fore that great wool-using nation will require a great proportion of Austra lia's clip. Owing to great financial stringency in the U.S.A., it is quite possible that they will not take a great amount of wool during the com ing season; but they are so short of stocks that they must purchase some, and later on they will require a large quantity.
HORSE TALK. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 26 February 1914
HORSE TALK. Every inau who handles a horse should .have the fundamental gift of common sense. A voting, highly-bred mare has been working on a farm for two years wini an aged horse of lighter weight. The ..young mare has fretted ami futued, tflfways half a length ahead of tlie old horse. ;T.fRecently! |he man handling the team ehattg&l t&lt;x o'pen bridles. At once the young 'mare, fell rrlto her pi'opec place, accomodating herself to the older horse. . ; 'VShe could - see ;whqt was going on;' j-dtM seemed." to ijcjalise".« h-iit was ' ex .jreetcd ofsfejr. i' iTThe man-showed brains ;md.'&lt;:vmnioii S^se.^thdubare jbraifls-tanU-rikp^sive . bc^ I' l~" i x - ri 'Gm& ismat Wr Idrgeljr'-^ breeding* ;i Think"of this before it> is ■to" 1-vte: " 1' Lounging along in the .harness is bad •for' nijy horse, young or old. 'It is a .sure 'sign of a/plouehv driver. Either 'drive 'or let it alone. "Can yon bring mo a couple of good sized pieces of this steak?" a...
AN ASSAULT CASE. BROTHERS-IN-LAW FIGHT. LOCAL RESIDENTS BEFORE THE COURT. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 26 February 1914
AH ASSAtttT 0AS1, -v 1 BROTHKKs-IN-LAW FIGHT. LOCAL RlvM l)h NTS BKPORE THE COURT. At the local court yesterday before 1 Messrs .Uacintosh, Gibson, and Cromie J's.P, Constable S. Williamson pro ceeded against Charles Frederick M'llvena and Edwards Ernest Dunn for assaulting each other on '28th Jan. 1914 The Constable in opening the ease said both defendants had a quarrel at the Commercial Hotel and went to the rear of the building and fought in the yard and he brought both before the court on a charge of assault. e called I Walter Graham ^ho.oa beUig svzora : said he was. a butcher. On, the night of 28th January he sa^ both defen. , dants in the bar of- the hotel and after wards in the back yard, near the stable. As he was going to the lauudry he ; heard a smash: near the stable and in, going oyer saw Dujin on tfee ground and M'llvena* sitting on him and punching him.. Dunn called out " pull: him off." As I approached; 4.1 vena: jumped off and went away.. Dunn was. bleeding from, th...
MELBOURNE LETTER [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 26 February 1914
? MELBOURNE LETTER (From our Special Conx-spoudent.) Mr Agar "Wynne, likd ail progressive Ministers, is encountering his full sh are of the "stand pat" proclivities, that characterise all permanent offi cers in his endeavor to make the Pos tal Department the useful institution it should be. Anything .-that savors of a climb out of the riro of tlie easy way of doiug things is fiercely resented by the officials. They very naturally argue that they get nothing out of in creased business. That good old milob cow—the State—can be relied upon to dud theii salaries whether the cod oern they are working for is a payable ono or not; and as for the public— idea of consideration for that not al ways too amiable entity is, from their standpoint, too ridicuiaus for words. Therefore, when a Minister like Mr Wynne gets charge and wants to run a. Department on business like lines, and i'j the way that a private enter prise out to secure payable business, and plenty of it would be run, he creates a ...