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Eganstown. MINERAL SPRINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
Eganstown, MINERAL SPRINGS. The popularity ol the local mineral springs is increasing, and it is now a favorite resort of tourists and visitois eager to indulge in the "waters." It is unfortunate that those so intimate with them should regard this national treasure with so little attention, for if it was situated in other parts of the" State it would be "boomed." The Shire of Creswick, within whose territory it is located, never even give it passing notice, let alone exercise supervision over it, for any damage might be done, and to thein it is ap parently no concern. Public spirit in the locality does not even suggest that a local trust should be created, first of all to protect them, and later on to develop them and make known to those so keen on pleasures of the kind their weird and romantic situation, besides their advantages for health restoration. The sad lament heard, when mining did such serious injury to the famous Hepburn springs, should act as a warning to those in terest...
DISTRICT NEWS. Allendale. TRUCKING YARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
DISTRICT .NEWS. (From Oar GorrMpondenii.) Allendale. TRUCKING YARDS. Sir Alexander I'eacock, M.I, A., is urging upou the Railway Commis sioners the necessity of increasing the accommodation of tlic local live stock trucking yards, as much contusion and trouble is being experienced through the limited spacc available now that the traffic has outgrown the capacity. When these yards were established in the early part of 1907, they were regarded more as an experiment to test their need, and the principle adopted was that of a combination yard to meet a limited despatch of every class of «tock. The traffic having proved the public requirements to be much more than this class of yards affords, it is now desired to establish another and separate yards at the eastern end of the station, where the approaches can be improved upon, as the original is much too congested for the trade and dangerous for pedestrians as they leave the ramp over the line. The present yards can remain for the use of ...
DEEP PLOUGHING FOR OATS. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
JEEP PLOUGHING FOR OATS. On the I t un Mountaiu railroad de monstration farm at Hope, Ark., oat land ploughed four inches deop yielded hut 20 bushels to the acre, whilo the sumo land yielded 77 bushels to Ujq acre. Tills increnso results from tlio faot that doei> ploughing alForded a bettor reservoir for t>oil water, and dry weather did not delay tlio growth. In the deeper ploughing a larger am ount of moisturu caino hi contact with more soil jmrtfcles and dissolved moro plant food. There was also more space for root development, and the larger root development was enabled to bc curo inoro moisture aud more plant food.
COOKED OR UNCOOKED FOOD FOR PIGS. WHICH IS BEST? [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
COOKED OR UNCOOKED FOOD FOR PIGS. WHI.C'll IS 11 EST ? The economic value of cooking food for pigs •>» frequently discussed, and upon tho point divergent views ox pressed. An interesting experiment upon tiiu subject has be&lt;n conducted by omo of the agricultural high school* ill Wales, and tho result-, there obtain ed j40 to indicate that thero is a slight prolit in favour of cooking food. mx pij;-; were used iu tho experiment, be ing of the large Yorkshire aud Belie shire cross. They were fifteen weeks old at the beginning. The ration given to lot 0110 was ll> boiled potatoes, *J' Hi harley meal; and to lot two Urn same quantities, only the potato.* were raw. Tho potatoes were boil.'d in suflieicut quantity to last a week, ami were supplied cold, whereas the potatoes in Che ea.so of the sect ■ml ra tion u'fio pulped after being thorough ly washed. Tho potatoes and tneaJ were mixed with water and then sup plied to tho pigs. Tho total gain in tho ease ot tho lot which...
POTTING BUTTER. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
POTTING BUTTER. A practical correspondent, in reply U an enquiry, thus describes tho methods ho lias found buecesblul:—"A vessel in tended for kcoping butter should b«i deep, with a mouth not exceedingly 1U inches in width. Butter made foi keeping should bo churned from ripen* cd cream. Tho temperaturo on thu day of churning should Do »s 'uw as possible, and if water can be obtained at 50 deg. for washing, bo much thu better. After at least thrco wash" ings, during which tho butter is rooked geutJy to prevent its aggregation, it .should bo brined and hub^qucntly placed in a trough to drain and dry. If a butter box is provided for cooling, so much the better, inasmuch as lor keeping the butter should bo quite firm before salting and working on the but ler worker. Tho salt should bo grouud almost aa fiuo as Hour, having first been thoroughly dried. It is tlieu distributed on tho butter, after tho roller has been passed over it, "at tho rate of throo-ouarters of an ounce to the pound. ...
SPECTRES THAT STOLE MONEY. SAVINGS CARRIED OFF. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
SPECTRES THAT STOLE MONEY. SAVINOS CAItitlED OFF. Tho way in which a French family oi farmors calhd on ".spirits" to aid thom in an attempt to avoid paying the rent is causing miiuo amusement in Paris. Two brothers, named lluitton, occu pied, with their wives and children, a .small l'arm near Saint-Amand. Dm* day they told their neighbors of in visible hands, which upset their tlower pot.s and disarranged their gardens. .Mine. Guitton, tho younger, said, too, mat by night sho had seen through her window two black men—or demons - who walked up and down, easting cur ses at tho house. it was discovered on tho next day that the family's whole savings had disappeared. Appeal wan made to the priest and to the police. JJut neither the Latin of the ouu nor tho vigilance ol the other (>ayn tho "Matin") could throw light upon tho matter for the moment. Emjuiries were continued by the police and tho "stolen" money was tound under " staircase, whero the brothers Guilt on Uad hidden it.
ADVANTAGES OF CLIPPING HORSES. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
ADVANTAGES OF CLIPPING HORSES. l-'itbl-Tho natural process of moul ting or tho hair is a draft on tho vital.ty «>i tho animals. The ap petite is diminished, and with work or pleasure, hoi>o exertion is irksome dur ing that period. Cupping or arti ficial removal of the fiair accomplishes in a very snort >paee ot tuno what Nature requires much inure time to do. In other words, .Naiuru is an ticipate! in her work, and tho ani mal's sy.stom saved a call upon it. Second. — A clipped horso less l.alile to take cold than a long-coated uorse, because the evaporation oi pers piration i* more rapid. A "liot" norse will cool out much cjuieker with a short coat. Every groom is aware of this fact. Third.—A dipped hoi>e requires le-s fuel (.food) to inamiain bulily neat than tho long coated horse; thereloro clip ping as a matter of economy should tie generally practised. .Fourth.-1A clipped horse h*oUs more cleanly, acts more sprightly, ami keeps in better health. lior.M.'s in truded ...
BARBED WIRE CUTS. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
BARBED WIRE CUTS. l'anii animals are always more 01 less liable to injury tium wire outs, and it is important to give quick at tention to all such injuries. When tho wound is severe it will pay to em ploy a veterinarian to dresit the wound. \Vhero tho services of a good veterin arian cannot bo obtained, farmers wiIj have to handle tho ease themselves. The ordiuary wound will heal if not interfered with. This interference may be from germs, parasites, med dling with tho wound, on the part ol the man or tho aniiuul itself. Thu iirst thing to do is to stop tho hemorr hage. This can be accomplished by a tight band of clean, white muslin, applied either over or above the I wound. A thread may be used uii | der the artery by usin" a needle, and I tied. Do not use Hour, dirt, cou : webs, or anything of that sort on tho wound. They are unnecessary ami may product) a »crious infection of tho wound. Having checked tho bleed ing, remove the clots of blood and cut 1 oil the ragged edges of tiss...
HOME-CURED BACON. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
HOME-CURED BACON. Sumo time ago ivc referred to a ba^on curing demonstration hold at Bathurst, under tho auspices of the local A., H., and P. Association, tho demonstrator buing Mr. I). Hogarth, of tint city. Tho process adopted is ono tliat lias been in vogue among certain families in tho North of England for centuries, and may bo considered ono of those old family secrets, known only to a limited number, and highly profitable to the owners. At the demonstration, 11 pigs ol varying weight, breed, and fowling won treated. .Some of them weighed under 'JUO IT,., whilo a couple turned the scale at 310 and 350 lb respectively. All of tho bacon lias since been out into, and in every caso satisfaction has been expressed as to the quality of tho product. One of the owners has sold all that ho could sparo of tho baoon at 1/ per lb, and would make a great la vor of selling the hains at 1/0 per lb. Tho other owners have, so far, refused to sell at any price. Since the article appeared Mr. Jlo...
GOOD SPIRITS. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
GOOD SPIRITS. In these days ono important in gredient of attractiveness i& apt to b(i overlooked; that is, good spirits. Everyone rocognises liow much can bo done to improvQ tlio corapioxion, or tho hands, or liair or figure, by rea sonable oaro and culturo; but it is not so well understood liow muoh may bo dono ior the spirits. Yot who would deny that good spirits, joio do Vivro, brightness, a calm, sunuy disposition, nro eminently attractive? The first thing ia to realiso that good spirits nro largely a matter of will-power, and have littlo to do with circumstances. No doubt it is hard to ho joyous with tlio brokors in fcho h»uso; but wo seo every day that Rotno people manage to bo chcorful, when cheerfulness would seem impos sible. And, as a matter of practical experience, wo do not find that the tvonicii with whom tho world goes woll, who haro delightful husbands and chil dren, good health and plenty of money an* tho most serene. Nearly all cheerful people liko thoir ^lo...
MAKING A STACK COVER. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
. MAKING A STACK COVER. I In requesting information upon "tho 1 best mixturo to put on a hosman stack I cover to inako it waterproof and not to \ rob it," a correspondent oxplains thai ' ho has tried Stockholm tar and mut ton fftt, but tlint mixture makes tho covcr too heavy, and tho tar is liable to burn tho libro of the cover. Tins •v. respondent is informed that a sat isfactory waterproof cover cannot bo made from hossuui, and iu tho long run it ib choapbr to gel a canvas cover, anil ruivo it passed through a solution to. inako it rotprooi. Willi oaie stiOh a eo,rpr lasts lor years, A process ot. watt"*oroofing worth a trial is as fol lows: —Ingrodionts: 2 oz. soap, 4 o». gluo, 1 gal. water. Soften tho glue in cold w 'tor, and dissolvo it together with tho soap iu tho watov by aid ol heat and ag.tation. Tho cloth is lilted with this solution by boiling it in tho i.quid for .severe' )iours, the time re quired depending *'Uon tho kind of fibro and thickness of oNtli. When pro perly...
A MISUNDERSTANDING [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
A MISUNDERSTANDING The ypuuc man produced a biiiiiM square box from his pooket. "Sly dear," ho said, "I h:tvo a Christmas present tor you. I don't leuow whether it will fit your linger or not, but I'll " "Oh, Chris," she interrupted. 'Why I never even thought Then Chris opened the box and pro duced tlio gift, a silver thimble, aud tho room got Buddouly coolor.
PIGS AS BAROMETRS. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
PIGS AS BAROMETRS. Probably tho last thing that ono would oxpeot to iii(Ii'*ato changes in tho weather is a pin's tail. However, according to tho skipper of a Nor wegian sailing ship, wijo usually has a porker or two on hoard, ono could scarcely havo a more nimble banrn etor When a weather disturbance is coming on, tho tails of tho pigs, usually kinky, straighten out mid their ears droop. With tho barometer reading between 2D.U0 and 30 tho tails begin to forecast approach of a trough of low nressuro. When the reading gets below 2'J.SO tho pigs sock cover, and tho storm is pretty suro to burst within fivo hours. Hut a high baro meter puts a beautiful twist in tho tails, and tho ears htuud jauntily stiff *ud with a triflo of a cant forward. [ Tho successful man in any business is tho ono who can and will inako use of the exporienco of others—who lias tho courage to discard his own errors and adopt tho trutljB discovered by others
IN A FRIENDLY SORT OF WAY. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
IN A FRIENDLY SORT OF WAY. When a man ain't got a cent and i feeling kind o' bluo, And tho clouds hang dark and heavy and won't let tho sunshine through, It's a great thing, 0 my brethren, lor a fellow just to lay lli.s hand upon your shoulder in a frieudly sort o' way. It makes a man feel curious, it makes tho teardrops start, An' you sort «' feels a flutter in tho region of tho heart; You can't look up and meet his eyes, you don't know what to say. When his hand is oil your shoulder in a friendlv sort o' way. Oh, the world's a curious compound with its "honey and its gall, With its cares and bitter crosses, but a good world after all; An* a good God mu>t have made— leastways that is what 1 say, When a hand is on your shoulder in a friendly sort of way.
REMARKABLE FRAUDS. A FAMILY CHARGED. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
REMARKABLE FRAUDS. A FAMILY OHAHGED. itomarkablo evidence was g»Von at Bournemouth (Englnuu) recently whoiT liertio Way, a rotirod butcher, and his wife and daughter, lilizabeth and Flo rence Louisa Way, -w.cro charged with obtaining £800 bj; false pretences irom Mrs. Annio Maria Wheeler aud an other j Mrs* S. Pcarco, for tho Treasury, -aid Miss Way first obtained 30/ from Mrs. "NYhcclor for examination iocs in January, ,1U11* This* was followed by other small advances. Afterwards alio showod Mrs. Wheelor two letters purporting to couio froiu London firms, ono of wnioh informed hor that she liud won a £50 prize for her march, "llibornia," and tho other that tho was entitled to a £300 prize. Another loeument purported to he tho report of a musical syndicate, and stated that Miss Way was entitled to six and a quarter- millions of money. In all £808 was advanced by Mrs. Wheeler, partly in banknotes, with somo of which, said counsel, \Yay had paid tho rent of a moro expensive house and ...
FLY CATECHISM. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
FLY CATECHISM. "\Vhcro is tho Hy boru?—lu manure and tilth. Whero docs tho lly liver1 — In all kinds ot iiltii and he carriee iiitii 011 liib 1 eot and wings. Wiioro does tho lly when ho loaves tho manure pilo aiiu tno bpittoonir—no goeti mio tho kucnen, tiao tluiJiig-ruum and tho btoro. What dues tho lly do there ? — lio walks on tho bread, iruu, uud veget ables; ho wipes his loot on tho buuoi and lio bathes iu tho milk. Docs tho lly visit patients sick with consumption, typhoiu lover, and onol era infantum? lio doe*, and ho may call on you uoi:t, carrying tho infection ot theso disease. "What discuses docs thu lly carry/' Typnoid lever, consumption, uiarrnooal diseases, diphtheria, searjet lover, and in iact, any eotnmunieabic disease. liow can tho iiy he prevented't—By destroying all tho linn about your promises; hereon tho privy vault, cover tho mauuro bin, burn ad wasto mat ter, destroy your garbage, soieen your liouso. Either man must kill tho lly or the lly will kill man. .Pr...
CROSS-LEGGED HABIT. PERSONS WHO SIT CARELESSLY. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
CROSS-LEGGED HABIT. l'EUSONa WHO SIT CAltELESSLi. Fully 80 per cent-, ot travellers by tramway cur aiul omnibus bit cross legged. Thai is the opunou of a coi respondent who ha* taKcw parueuiar nouco of his ioilow passengers. Tho eros»-Jeg&od habit when you *>it down is provocative ol grave barm to uie body. Indeed, in time, a Lon don doctor who told "The Daily ALir ror," it produces viirieooo \ciua if tbe person regularly utioyi* this and no other attitude. "The objection 1 mo to the habit," ho said, "is that the return ilow. ot blood irom tho leg is stopped at tUo knee, tlio result being tbat ilie veins in tlio leg swell up. "Ail tno weigut is thrown upon ono sido of tho body, and iha under leg 'goes to sleep' owin^ U> tho prea fcuro put on tho sciatic nerve. The body should bo equally balanced. •'Xhero is another uanger 1 ought to point out. li you sit cioss-loggeu you become lop-sidou. •'Personally i novel* do this. 1 always lot tho leg* re&t. limply—stretch...
WALTZING ROUND. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
WALTZING HOUND. "Excuso me," ho haici to his fair nurtnor, taking a bit of wool from tho shoulder of her dresa. Ihe wool, however, seemed to be never ending, until ho had wound a large ball, which , ho, very embarrassingly hid in his poo k°Fuir Partner (to niothor noxt morn ing)—"It's a funny thing mother, but lust uiglib I put a woollen bpencer wler my dress, and this morning n l\ad completely diBappearod»n A lazy man, regarded as tho village fool, was asked to lend a hand with a J piooo of farm work. "What II vou i .My?" ho asked. • "I'll pay what you're worth, an swered tho fanner. Tho ••fool" scratched his head a minute, then announced decisively: "I'll bo darned if I'll work for that I '■ o
NEW PROCESS FOR PRESERVING MILK. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 27 January 1914
NEW i'KOOESB FOH l'KESEKVLNU MILK. To tho- already known methods at preserving uiilk another has been add ed by two Italian physicians. Their method is to preserve miik by moans of au atmosphere of carbonic acid gas, under pressure. The in.'Jk remains unaltered for several days, both iu its physical and chemical characters, ami in tho biological constituents, tho Xer ineuts. Some of tho geruis present are killod, while others have their de velopment arrested. 13y this method uncooked milk can be kept lor eight or twelve days at a temperature ui 12 dug. to 11 deg. C., while boileu milk m presorved indolinitely. Tho gas is produced with little or no trouble. Tho inventors claim for this method a solutiou of tho question oi infant feeding. Miik preserved m this mauuer ought certainly to be su perior to milk sterilised by heat, ow .ng to tho fact tiiat iniik can be kepi by this process for a considerablo pe riod with all pathogenic germs absent, whila its biochemical functions remain iu...