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FEEDING DAIRY COWS. DRY WEATHER PROBLEMS [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
providing feed for .dairy. cattle during" long, spells of dry weatliers "For. the purnpose of fedding tlaisry cows, lxu oerne far surpasses all other crops. sThe. best. 1and. is: a- deep gbod loeam. Lucernd is s-he most profitable of all crops. Nor is.it altogether depend ent upon. moisture at or near the sor- face. It sends-its roots far down into the 'soil and. subsoil, and hence gets supplies ::of. wates where many other crops:, would( fail. from drought. The soil must be in good heart, be well cultivated,: and when once established, it will yield crops for several years. The surface soil in' whiclf the seed is placed, must. be fine, and manure ap plied liberally. It is much better to drill the seed at the rate of 181b to 201b to the acre. The soil must be rich in phosphates, and lime and potash, A frequent manure applied is: 35 bush els of lime, 150 lbs of phosphate, 1001b sulphate of potash, and 751bs nitrate. Lucerne will keep livestock of any sort in good condition. It is a v...
CROP ROTATION AND MANURE. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
CROP ROTATION AND MANURE. The dairy farmer, whb itvishes to renmain a dairy l'farmor mnusc see (1) that his total acreage must not be de voted to feeding dairy stock; (2) that a rotation of crops is necessary, and (3) that the constituents of the soil sold off the farm in the shape of milk must be returned to the soil in the shape of manures. If the dairy far mer use his total acreage to fed dairy cows, he will exhaust all his land of the constituents that appear in milk. while it may be rich in other subs tances that appear in orops. A -o tation of crops is necessary to mleet these con:ditions, in order to retain the land in heart and bring profit to the dairy farmer. Then, with intelligent watering and heavy manuring, lho may grow enough green feed on a few acres to place himself beyond the ray ages of drought, and it may be, eii able him to inrcease his dairy herd. One cannot conltinlue to draw money out of a bank unless he pays mnoney into the bank. Dairy farming; or farming of ...
FLEEING TEMPTATION. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
FLEEING TEMPTATION. Two dashing, high-spirited girls re turned, after completing their educa tion, to their parents' country house, and, finding life dull, determined to have some fun out of their vicar, a fine young fellow but distinctly shy with ladies. One of them inveigled him into row ing her some distance to enable her to' make a call. In compliance with the terms of a wager wiih. her sister, she said, when they Wer;6 nearing the farther and loidly hrl;i?'i NNow,: ou may claim pay-ment[ for: your services as ferry ua" naild thrust forward the pret-. tiest, most roguish of . faces, to be kissed. 'he :bachelor drew back in amaze ment; : ':fi you don't kiss me I declare I'll kiss yoil,' she said. "'If you: attempt any such thing i'll ,leave the boat," he gasped. Slie looded over the side. They were still in deep water. She moved to var'ds'hin t. -Te flung down the oars, and was over, the 'side in a flash. - She slirioked with terror, fearingm thlat I-h. was going to leave her adr...
WHERE BURGLARS GET THEIR TOOLS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
WHERE BURCLARS CET THEIR TOOLS. Every little while, said a London detective recently, the police arrest a man, with a set of burglars' tools in his possession, and one naturally wonders where they all come from. It is easy to buy a gun of any description, and the most, reputable person iv6uld not be ashamed to be seen purchasing the most wicked looking knife ever made; but who would know where to get a "jin." my," or a device for drilling into a safe, or. any of the many tools used by the professional burglar in the pursuit of his calling ? There probably are places in the large cities where these things are made and sold to the users, but such places are exceedingly scarce. It may seem a little strange to learn that most of the tools used in burglaries are made by mechan ics who are looked upon as respect able men in the community. When a burglar wants any piarticu lar tool made he goes to a me chanic who can do the job and pays him perhaps five times what .it is actually worth for...
BOOK-MADE TOWNS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
BOOK-MADE TOWNS,. -- .-+-- The most remarkable example of a book-made town is Biskra, the 'oasis in the Sahara that Robert= Hichens - idealised,, under the name of Beni Mora, in his novel of. "The. Garden of Allah." Biskra, quite: unknobin in the past, is now, thanks to :Mr.- Hichens, a fashionable win te'r .resort:. It is.rather odd that all the world should know that Biskra was' meant by Beni Mofa in "The Garden of Allah." There is Beni Mora near Biskra-a kind of swamp- with a few clay huts and a palm.or two sticking up out of the mud-but Biskra itself is never men tioned in the book. Biskra in the past, is now, thanks ter resort. It is by no.-means, how ever, the desert paradise described by the novelist. -Ilfracombe, the famous North Devon watering-place, owes its renown to Charles Kifigsley, who, in his novel of "Westward Ho !" praised it. Il fracombe deserved Kingsley's praise. It is really beautiful; it has a su perb climate. Two other Devon watering-places, Lynton and Lynmou...
FIVE HOURS IN A WHIRLPOOL. MOTOR-BOAT'S ADVENTURE [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
.FIVE HOUH S Mi A WlHIRLPOOLI MOI'Olt-BOAPs AJ)VENTURE Peter Langara, of Copenhagen, a young. cinematoga aph aovor, neary 'lost his liwe while .attempting to: make a trip through the Vlnl'lpool rapids,; Jus! below .1algara 1"alls in a small mutoi boat. He safely and swiftly navlgalteu. the tenipestuous waters or the gorge and reached the outer, edge or e;.,e .famous whrlipool, when the engine went " "dead." 1'or wve houris, Langarl drifted round .and round, bailing like a madman, as tle leaky boat .took; water., Every minute he could :sec planks dritting about him suddenly sucked down to the jagged rocks below by the grip, of the pool. At eight o'clock a freakish current swept the boat near enough to the shore for a line to be thrown aboard. and Langard, shivering and exhausted, was safely landcd. Langard began his perilous journey at three o'clock, and the powerful motor boat darted through the tearing waters with beautt ful precision. '£Te terrible strain; how ever, caused the eng...
SELECTING FARM SEEDS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
SELECTING FARMI SEEDS. ' The importance of obtaining clean seed of pure variety and true to type is part of the business connected with farming that affects the farmers in come to a very great extent, yet there are many farmers who seldom, if ever, give this important matter due con sideration. We often hear farmers say tha' if they knew what field or wnat ground the seed was grown on as to be able to make sure that therm are no noxious wccd:, or othcr im purities in the sansbe, he, toe farmer, will not .mind giving a little more per bushel foi his seid::.. Yet ha does not make it his business to .visit the particular fields on w hici: it is grown, which, needless to say;, aie often withie easy reach of_him. :h mnhjority- 0i farmers know,. or should know,- the utte-: importa?lice of. sowing seeds; oi phor variety and tree from nioxious weeds::. But .in spite ol this fact there .are mainy; even' amongst • those who_ are in possession of. such knonw ledge, who. do not ppay enough' att...
INTERESTING ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
INTERESTINGC ITEMS. •. :.-: .?-. ÷:_ t The first sulphur match was made in 1829,. The first iron steamship was built in 1830. Tihe first steel pen was made in 1830. Ships wer flist ''copper-bo~ttoined" in 1837,1. The first anaesthetics were used in The first steel plate was made. on 1830 . ' : :. , Coach s'vere first used in England in 156-4. Thie Franciscans ar:i\-ed in Eng land in 1i224 " The entire H-ebrel Bible was printb Ad ir 1488" The first dailjyi newspaper appeared in 1702. .Clh!isliality was introduced into Japan in 1544. .T1he first telescobpec was used in En.land ii 1608. T'l'hero are ,000 words -which are us d :aliliE 'in 1icnci .i and English iwiitliot c?iicige of spelliig. : b~ose successfuill, oirited: tlie first t( ] n'abi'hltshumi'nent iii (iS35, "but did loilio iti otitr ,toi fto: te l ,orld until -. .. ·- .· ·.· ·..-- , •. ,-: ..5 , - .,: - .. . • . &lt;842." Jhlie oridi n of tire -mar coiiniion 5"iibol .: 'cwvt- forlrhulndi eiiw.ght is hl c -1.-( ?-G-- '...
LADIES WHO OWN CHAMPION CATS [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
LADIES WHO OWN CHAMPIONCATS -+---~ The woman who gets most glory out of cats is Lady D)ecies, who has a cattery at Birchington-on-Sea. She has won 'nore prizes at cat shows than any other individual c?hibiter. Several of her cats are valued at :1,000 each. She has no. children' of her own. But her devotion to cats is not all selfish. IS?te lihtas established a home for st ray t cats,- whcre a vagrant pus sies are sheltcred aund given an easy exit fiom' this ?w.0orld' of . a lethal chamber, in . ca~ .,they are not re claimed o: provided with a home elsewhere Apmong. othi.? Iioinnent cat dievo-" tees: who have lnot. le-Ia convinced of the 'erro of t heir ". .ways are Lily Duchess of:f M~ilborough; the Duchess. of. :Wellington 'Vis~ountess Maitland, and manybother:. ladinig: lights of so ciety. . There. seems little likelihood that the cat cult will 'decline in England. For one reason, "because there. is money iin it: For another, because its leaders donii't caie what religiois teacher...
INTERESTING INVENTIONS. COMING AUSTRALIAN PATENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
hiTERESTIPNf G INV.ENlThOhS. COMING AUSTR?ALIpN PAT6NTS. tt is reported by the well known Pa toat .;torneys, Messrs: G. G. Turri & (0h...: "Thl Rialto,"' Collins Street. Mell. ';,o, that in the ordinary course. Pat,. ~f the Commonwealth will lhe g?ran . reslpect of all or most of the followat: ,aventions. Complete se tifitr.? : :4 drawings are publicly availal, Milk, . ':chin- -l:and operated (63J.3--1: : h ie teats are noted upon by pads c?.: ,,ld by cords. - A. P. Eioyman, pu.h+,.r f'rom J. Neilson Denmark. Cultivator (6316-1275)-A channe; Iron frame, triangular with devices to re.ive nd hold twines.-A. E. Miles. Vicjt;oria. Wire Strainer and Twister (6880 1277)-A yoke carries a vinch barrel. having horns, etc.--J. O'Callaghan, Victoria. H.ead Gear for Windmill (6659 1,78)--This pump mill has tooth~led re duotion gear in an oil tight casing with. oil distributing devices. - J. Alston. Victoria. Detachable scarifier share (6616 !279)--Wrought metal with the socket iantegral...
IT WOULD NOT DO. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
IT WOULD NOT DO. Miss Millicent Mills was exceedingly indignant with her mother. "I do wish," she said, "you would't talk about washing up when Jim's heire, mother, it's so awfully common.' "Awfully common eh " repeated her mother, a lady endowed with much common sense. "But we have to eat, don't we-? And Jim has to eat? And he eats off dishes, doesn't he? And he knows dishes have to be-" "Oh I know-I know," interrupted her agitated daughter impatiently. "But if you keep on ihentioning it, you're sure to make out that you al ways make dad dry, them for you, and -it. might put him off."'
PAT'S NEW ASTRONOMY. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
PAT'S NEW ASTRONOMY. Pat found it impossible to believe that the earth was round in spite of the numerous arguments of an emin ent astlonomer. "But look here, Pat" said the latter, "you must see that the world can't be anything else but round. Now, tell me, where does tile sun rige," "In the east, of course," said Pat. "And nwhere does it set?" "Why, in the west." "Well, then, how did it manage to Pat thought hard for a minute. Then an intelligent look dawned in his eye. "Why, of course," said he at last, "it just slips back in the night l" get back in the west again by the morning; tell me that?"
ROMANCE OF A CHAMPION RAM REJECTED AT 9s 6d. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
ROMANCE OF A CHAMPION RAM REJECTED AT Os Gd. Are there any potential ? champions in your flok I It might be as wvell to go over tliem again carefully with an eye to that possibility, in -iew; of the history of the English Leicester .ram that;?:won the :champipnship at the last sheep breeders' show. in Melbourne. This ranmi which lis :the priperty7 of Mr J. H. Fairchild, of Lang Lang, won the chimpioniship at Rfive pievious shows, so you can taike it for granted that lie looks the `part.' i . Yet this iimiiwli which is .the ine of the 1'seie .Q"ihiUMiO?i ram anid the championie, vias turned 'down at 9s Gd. It was iiicluded whenf .a weaner aimong, iadraft of sheep for sale to a farnmer, but he rejected it. Its price i\as: then Os G6d.: Now the owner Awould refuse 200 guineas for it, as it has proved one of the finest Leicester sires.ini Victoria. Siihli isfaime---efore it happens.
THE WAY OUT. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
THE WAY OUT. Gooseberry tart and currant pud ding reposed on the table in front of him. Willie liked both. He liked both equally, He was torn with con flioting emotions. "Which will you have, Willic?" asked his mother. "Gooseberry tart," gasped Willie, after a long andlaamful struggle. "Tart what?" anked Willie's parent, wishing him to add "please." Willie didn't understand. "Tart what?" she repeated sharply. Then Willie had an idea which seem ed to solve his difficulties and made the world bright once more. "Tart first," he answered.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
30-YEARS-OLD ECZEMA. 'SKIN LIKE RAW MEAT SPLENDID CURE BY ZAM-BUK Telling, how Zam-Buk proved equal to curing Eczema that for 80 years- had defied dcctors and all other .treatment. Mr Dix, of 41 Lower Street, Leederville, Perth, WA., says: " For thirty years -I suffered fear ful pain and misery from an out break of *buriing,': itchiiig :eczema, round the jointi of my right knee The constant irritation was.intoler able, and- as I couldn't help acratch. ing; the disease gradlially got worse and woise-. .Many a time I have scratched until, the b0ood .has run. down my fingers,. and the skin looked just. like a piece of raw meat, " All my efforts to find a 'cure were fruitless, and I bad -doctors' treatment in Adelaide, Brolken Hill and Victoria. I hid jitst about lost all hope, of -ever be.ing free of the awful disea::e whein a friend gave me: 'a pot of Z;-Bulr Bk " I really uhed. it to please him, but the .app:ications. brought suich relief that, I soonr= ent. Zfor; another pot fromi t...
ARTIFICIAL LIMBS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
ARTIFICIAL LIMBS. Men are daily working, some with only one of their natural limbs, some with neither, and yet they are per forming their duties as rapidly and skilfully as their fellows, who are made -up entirely of flesh, blood and bone, says the New York Tribune In Boston there is a legless man who supports himself as a roof painter. Climbing about buildings and going up and down ladders, with 'two arti licial limbs, he covers as much surface in a day as any *of the others working with him. On the St Lawrence Rive. there is a boatman who makes a husi ness c.r rowing fishermen to nooks among the Thousand Islands, where they can fill their baskets. He pulls again:.t wind and current, jumps in and out of the boat, moors and shoves off, as if lie were completo in all his natnur al members, and yet Iis left leg is wood below the knee. It would appear as if bicycle riding were almost impossible, yet J. A. Nil son is a man who finds it easy, and gets as mulch a.sistance from the mem ber...
"TO DANCE IN THE LION'S DEN." HUNDREDS OF APPLICANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
"TO DANCE IN THE LION'S DEN." -+----- HUNDREDS OF APPLICANTS. Those who advertise for " extra girls" at theatres are always sur prised at the number of applicants who appear, li3t despite this state of affairs one would not have supposed that the following advertisement which appeared in a daily paper would have had many answers : Wanted,"immediately, lady dancer to dance in lions' den ; must be cour ageous, resolute, and of good appear ance. The management, having secured two "forest-bred lions," decided that it would be an added attraction to have a dance performed in the lions' den by sonme pretty young girl. Of course a lion-tamer was to be in the cage also to keep the lions in order should the dance prove too much for their nervous systems. Some 550 applcants appeared in answer to the advertisement. "There were stage-struck maid-servants who seemed to imagine that the lions' den would be a good introduction to the footlights; there were bar maids and shop assistants galore, and...
A COOL SHADE HOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
A COOL SHADE HOUSE. u, unt[l s4uued JO s.ao 0 o a.Insuold .a1 -,O13.ia aAi3 .lqo .S j.iSO.lO.tu aootu 0.1 'tl'I unp.aiu a'i[ u. sjods AiOj z.a; oaalqi well constructed and uncely furnisued shade or bush house. It is an inter esting place at ail seasons, but partic ularly so during the 1ho0 summer months when growth is luxuriant, anll the house aflorus a plcasant shade from the heat of the sun. ln our climate, numbers of plants that are dilticuit to grow in the greenhouse, can be grown to perrection in a bush or shade nouse. for, in additioni to the planis grown in pots or planted in the soil for per manently furnishing the house, it also provides a place wnere po .plants can -be grown and established that are ru quifed for indoor decoration; as wevl ,is a jlace for whintering varieties that have. been used outside during the sunt iier months. A shade house is easily construced, and at little cost, unless, of course, ex pensive material is used. All that is required is ai reasonable ...
FOOTROT IN SHEEP [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
FOOTROT IN SHEEP The following article on footrot in sheep has been written by a well known Gippsland flock-muister of wide experience: Re footrot in sheep.-There are many stages of the disease, but I shall start first by giving you some hints that may help your clients to prevent it, or at any rate prevent it spreading through the flock, if hot too late. Of course -you are aware that the rich ground on the Orbostilats will always be a breeding-groiund for the disease, excepting perhaps that the longwool breeds (Lincolns, Leicesters and Rom ney Marsh sheep) will not be so likely to contriet it under ordinary condi tidns, and especially so if the sheep are put through a solution of arsenic oc casionally. To do this use a shallow trough cut .out of a log, say 20 feet long, about 4 to 5. inches deep and 6 inches wide top:and: bottom, placed in a narrow, lice justi sutlicieently wide to permit one sheep. to. pa'ss along, and made in such a w ,y' thati each sheep mIust tread its way alon...
INLAND WATER STEAMER. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
INLAND WATER STEAMER. .The "Seeandbee," a new side wheel passenger steamer, recently placed in service between Cleveland and Buffalo, is the largest side-wheel steamer in ex istence. Five hundred feet in length overall, she has an extreme beam over the guards of 98.6 and a depth of hull at the stern of 30ft 4in. The "See andbee" has six decks, and provides ,:eCr 500 staterooms. She is drivenl by engines of over 12,000 h.p., at a speed of 22 miles an hour. The orank shaft of her inclined reciprocating engine weighs 120 tons. She has stateroom accomodation for 1500 people, and car ries a permit for 6000 people. Her freight capacity is 1500 tons,