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A MONEY LENDER'S DODGE. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
A MONEY LENDER'S DODGE. There is keen competition among the money-lenders of London. One of tho latest phases of this rivalry is the sending to a selected person Bank of England notes for a loan of £50 or more, without entering into any pre vous negotiations with the recipient. The money-lender is careful to select a good .mark for such an unsolicited loan. He takes the view that a per son who has the notes in his possession will find it hard to return them if he is in need of financial assistance, and hie assumes that the recipient will be greatly impressed by the openhanded ..ay In winch the money-lender deals w.itL his clients. An incident of this kind has led to a pleasant little comedy between the Rev. Herbert Williams, of liorsley-down, Bermondsey, and J. Marsh Ltd, money lenders. Mr Wil liams has speciahsed in extricating young men from the toils of money ienders, received a letter from J. Marsh, Ltd., enclosing £50 in notes as an unsolicited loan. Mr Williams refused to sign...
OVERCLAD SCHOOL-CHILDREN. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
OVEROLAD SCHOOL-C-IILDREN. Dr Douglas, the Government inspeo ;or for schools in Morayshire, has. brought to light astonishing details ot now some school ohildren in the North *j Scotland are almost smothered by the amount of cloches they are com pulled to wear (says the "Evening ,aundard"). Dr Douglas states that he found 72 per cent of the children wearing such a mass of clothes as to be really dangerous to health. The worst case in this respect was a girl who had eleven layers of clotning, and the teacher volunteered the information that there was an additional overcoat in the cloak-room. Dr Douglas also dlisuJvered that many of the children slept in the garments they wore outside.
CELERY. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
CELERY. It is the object of every good kitchen gardener to have a suppy of well bleached, orisp celery, and to have it as early and late as possible is one of the points in gardening to - which attention should be paid. At the same time, there are uificulties in the way of obtaining it early in some places to which it is advisable to call atten tion, as the situation best fitted to bring forward early peas, cauliflowers and potatoes, is not always the one that produces early celery. It is generally admitted that the celery of our gardens is an improved variety of a wild p'antl found in ditch es and other marshy places, where it grows, seeds, and reproduces itself in the usual w?ay; and it is generally bound in the greatest vigor when near the sea coast or a tidal river, salt in some shape being beneficial to it. Grow ing naturally in such places, it is hard ly surprising that the progress of the cuitivatced plant in dry, hot garden soils during the summer months is slow and unsatisf...
MELBOURNE WOOL SALES (BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.) Feb. 2 [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
MELBOURNE "WOOL SALES (BY ELECTRIC TELEGIAPH.) . . Feb. 2 :. '-Dalgety and Company held their :. x thirteenth sale of the seas: n yesterday, being the last of the regular weekly series, when they offered a large and attractive catalogue of Flo'e on 5000 bales. There was a large attendance of buyers and c tmpetition was animated and general throughout at values quite equal to advanced rates noticeable at. last Monday'a sale. A go td clearan.ce of the catalogue was effected, making the company's sales for the season to date close on 100,000 bhal-s. Pride of place was secured by a choice Tas matnian clip branded Cleveland, the property of Geliibrand Bros:, which re alised up to 1.6 per lb for fliece, and averaged 141 per lb for the whole clip. There was a good demand for scoured, which sold to 224.1. Jan. 27. The Australian Estates and Mort gage Company, Limited. report : -At our tisual sale to-day, in addition to a useful display of greasy wools, we offered a good selection of sconred...
HIDE MARKET Jan 28. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
HIDE MARKET S-" Jan 28. Dalgety and Company. Ltd., report: --Hides.-There was a further increase s '-in the aggregate supply offered last ? :Thursday. Buyers were strongly re presented and very keen competition S. - prevailed throughout the sales. Values ruled from, very firm at par.to fully -d per: lb higher. - .Light calfakins were easier and a reduction of Id per lb. had to be accepted to effect sales. We quote: :i.-:.ictorian light-weights ... 7-d to 8Rd 'do. medium-weights .... 8d to 8-d . .do. bull hides ... 5.-d to' 6d do. damaged hides and kips......... 7d to 7,d Light Heavy Calfekine ... 9?I to 9 d 6-d to 7-d do. meaty : 7d to 8d 6d- to 6Od do, cut ... 71d to 71d bid to 6d • . .
SHEEPSKINS Jan. 28. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
; SHEEPSKINS Jan. 28. : Dalgety and Company, Lid, report: -Average supplies were placed brf..re a full atten aance of buyers last T'hursday. We offetel a good selection of pelts and spring lambskins, and a few full-wools. Competition was very animated, and Iready clearances were effected at prices generally slightly favoring sellers. Super lambsiins and all crossbred pelts were fully --1I per lb, higher. We quote: Each. Each. Green skins Town. Co :ntry. Early shorn ... 8/- to 4/6 2/6 to 3/9 Late do. ... 1/9 to 29 I/6 to 2/3 Spring lambs 2/6 to 4/3 2/3 to 4! Lamb, pelts ... 1/6 to 2/1 1/3 to 2/ Dry skins, at per lb... Super. Average. Merino- Pelts, well grown "5,1 to 6-d 4-d to 5bd Do., short 4t1 to 5 d 4d4d to 4d. Crossbred Pelts, well · grown 6;d to 6fl 61 to 6-d Da., short 5id to 61? 5;d to 6d .- Spring lambs 71-1 to 81d 7-d to 74d :.i?;. La.mb pelts 6.d to fi6d 6d to 6id ,.?.·:?i?. -- - . . . . .
PROBABLY RIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
PROBABLY RIGHT. They were discussing the North Am erican Indian the other day in a rural school when the teacher asked if sany one could tell him what the leaders were called. "Chief," answered a bright little girl at the head of the class. "Correct," hnswered the teacher. "Now can any of you tell me what the women were called?" Thero was silence for a minute or two, then a small boy's hand was seen waving aloft, eager to reply. "Well Frankle?" asked the teacher. "Mischief I" he proudly announced.
NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT. It was in a fiercely contested Cup tie ayont the Spey, Macpherson had beae badly hurt in a melee round the goal. He was at once carried off the lield to the dressing-room, where after b..ing pslat( ed up by Donald, the trai ner, he pleaded for a wee drap o' the cratur. Donald generously gave him a swig from his flask, with the remark, "Ye can have anither yin in an 'oor or so.." About two minutes elapsed then Mac, raising himself up, suddenly exolaimed, "Ye'd better let me hae that ither drap, Donald, the noo, ye hear o' sae m ~ny sudden deaths suwadays,"
WELL WORTH KNOWING. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
WELL WORTHI' KNOWING. Hlt, had only been married six months, but already wore a worried look. An older friend of his, many years of matrimonial experience bilt!!d him, asked him what troubled him. "e\\:ll, it's like this," he answered. "My wife is one of the best in the wotid, but I'm hanged if I can get her to miend my shirts." '1 suppose," answered the man experience, "you go up to her and ask her to mend a shirt for you when it needs repairing?" "Why, of course I do." "Ah, that's where you make a mis take. Now, what I do is this. When I find that one of my shirts wants mending I wave it about a bit, and say to my wife, 'This 'thing's no good, where's the rag-bag?" " 'You're surely not going to throw that shirt away, are you ?" she will say. "Let me have a look at it.' " 'She takes it, gives one.look at it, and says, '\\What, throw it away because of that little hole?" And before 1. can say Jack Robinson she give me the shirt back mended."
RUNNING THE FIRES [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 6 February 1914
RUNNING THE FIRES A gentleman and eight lady tourists &nbsp; who went on a drag excursion to &nbsp; Buchan and Murrindal caves had a very exciting experience with bush fires. The party left Bairnsdale driven by Mr J. Bailey and arrived at Buchan the same evening. Next day they drove to Mur rindal caves, about 8-miles from Buchan. The road is narrow, being up and down hill all the way. They inspected the caves, which were admired and were considered worthy of a visit. They left on the return journey at 8 o'clock, and when about three miles out they met bush fires on both sides of the road. Horsemen warned them to turn back and they followed the advice. They waited for three hours before the jour ney was again attempted. Men went ahead clearing the track. The fires were still blazing and the smoke and heat were intense. The ladies were protected with horse rugs, and eventually arrived safely at Buchan. On Sunday (24th ult.) the return trip to Bairnsdale, after dinner a...
MARRIED IN HER SHROUD. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 13 February 1914
IMIARRIED IN HER SHROUD. After being pronounocd incurable by a score or more of physicians of the first rank and operated on nino times, each time with supposedly fewer chan oes of recovery, Miss Sophie M. Koerth of Baltimore, U.S.A., was married on September 29, to Jeremiahl J. Rails bach in the dress which, four years ago, she made with her own hands for her shroud. Four months ago, after the last and.mosl daring opera tion, Miss Koertlh felt for the first tinme that a cure lhad been effected. Miss Koerth's ease is well-known among surgeons. At one hospital she beg ged to be operated upon, but the sur geons refused, declaring it would mean nothing but death. Adorer: "Won't you try and love me?" Boston Girl: "I fear that I could never love a man who says 'try and' instead of 'try to.'- '
FERMENTATION IN PAPER MAKING. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 13 February 1914
FERMENTATION IN PAPER MAKING. Among the recent improvements in handling paper-making materials is a process for extracting the starch from cotton rags" that are used in making linen papers. Practicall31 all cotton oloth has some kind of a filler, and much of this is starch. In clippings from new cloth, there is a considerable amount of starch filler. It was the practice formerly to soak the rags in *warm water, and then to boil them in an alkali solution. But the effect of the alkali on starch is very slow, as it causes the starch to swell up, so that the solution reaches the inner part of the starch grains only with difficulty. Mralt is added in the proper :imount to convert the starch into a soluble sugar which readily dissolves out of the fibre of the cloth and leaves it free of the filler. The active principle of the malt is the "enzymes" that attack the starloh just as they do in the brewing process, and convert it into a form of sugar that is easily disposed of.
FRUIT GROWING IN CANADA. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 13 February 1914
FRUIT GROWING IN CANADA. The Canadian Minister of Agriculture is causing a special inquiry to be made into the fruit-growing industry of Can ada. The investigation will be con ducted with a view to scouring the best and most reliable information, respect ing the area and extent of land adapt ed to fruit growing in the provinces, and the varieties of fruit, which have been found to be most profitable and most successful in each locality; the tendency towards concentrating on the production of standard varieties on a large scale, and the facilities for dis tributibn and marketing. Of course it is well-known that fruit-growing in Canada has already assumed very con siderable proportions, but the industry id capable of indefinite expansion -in view of the demand of the home and export marlets.
THE TIDES High water at Marlo and Coman [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 13 February 1914
THE TIDES Hig', water at Marlo and Coman Friday, Feb. 13, 10:57 .m. 11 18 p m Saturday. ,, 14. 11.39 *,, 120 , Sunday, ,, 15, - , 12.20., Monday, ,. 18, 12 40 ., 1.0 ,, Tnupday. ,, 17. 1 20 ,, 1.41., W.i--.-lav 18 2 4 ,, 2.2: , Thur--,l. ., 19, 250 ,, 8 15., Frii,,y ,,20. 48 3 ,, 49 S4nrd.y. ., 21. 543. ,, 5 10 ,. Sunday, ., 22, - ,, 6.29 .. M n?ay. ,.23, 653 ,, 75 . Tusday. . .. 24. 7 59 ,, 8 29.. Wedi,-t.. , 25. 8.5,7 ,, 9 1 , Thursday. ,, 26, 9 44 ,, 10.4 These times may vary according tr weather conditions, westerly winds causing the tides to hold up later.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 13 February 1914
MAN'S BEST FRIEND. So many peaple tell of the faithful ness shown by the dog and the horse that we have oome to call them man's best friends. The term friendship as we commonly understand it, means all round all the time helpfulness. A friend is one we can not well do without. If you are a successful farmer and keep thoroughbrcd cows you are proud of them. You sell them for a big price. Did you ever stop to think what the cow is good for besides this? Without her, where would the house wife be? Where would the cook in your home look 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 list. Your cow gives the milk to fill the mother's breast to feed the little in fant nestling in her arms, that may be come a grat man in the w;orld. If, percliance, that mother is taken from the home, the milk from the cow is depended on to bring up the suckling The...
AUSTRALASIAN WOOL EXPORTS [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 13 February 1914
AUSTRALASIAN WOOL EXPORTS The following table of Australe?ian wool exports from 1st July, 1913, to 31st Janury, 1914 compupred wiih .e correspon ling perid of the previ .a year, have been compiled by D~lgely and Company,'Ltd.: State 1913-14 1912-13 Inc. bales bales bales Victoria ... .373,767 369,699 4,068 i.S. Walles 679,945 621.818 58.127 Queensland 255,988 179,129 76 859 N. Australia 137,378 151,585 -14,207 W. Australia 57.715 57,392 323 Tasmania ... 19,987 13,582 6,405 Australian Total ... 1,524,780 1,393.205 145.782 N.Zealaud 201,431 265,966 -64.535 Australasian Total ... 1,726,211 1,659,171 145.6:2 Northern Australia and New Zealand show decenses in production. Not i~ crease, 67.040 bales. The West Australian figures or January are estimated. Considerable quantities of wool grown in some States are shipped from others, therefore the above figures do not. show actual production, but total oversea ah p ments,
NOISELESS CITY STREETS. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 13 February 1914
NOISELESS CITY STREETS. There is coming into uise in Germany a cheap and ready method of asphalting a stone-paved street which is showing good results. The space between pav ing blocks are oleaned out to the depth of about an inch, and then a layer of melted asphalt is flowed over the street surface, the depth of the layer being about one inch. Before it is cooled, sand is sprinkled on and the surface is smoothed. At Frankfort a section of this kind is now laid, and it appears to stand the wear remarkably well. Should the method prove a success in general practice it will afford an excel lent means of deadening the noise of city traffic at a small expense. It is quickly carried out, and it need not stop the circulation on narrow streets for any length of time. Moreover, repairs are easily made.