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CLOVER A SOIL IMPROVER. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
CLOVER A SOIL IMPROVER. ('lover is the best soil imnprover, be cause it better fills the soil with roots. which decay and fill the soil with ho mus. The clover belongs to the class of plant. which are nitrogen gatherers. Clover feeds or mineral matter in the i soil, and nitrogen in the air out of the reach of crops. The clover is a more valuable food than most grasses, be cause it cont:in: more protein: the lanllure is mor: valuable tlihan Ifroil Timothy hay. and the roets leit i the grounid tontiiin so mtuch nitrogen tnhat lwhen we can grow clot er uccesfully i ate ar? oin the wtay to Sl te the Ii ot. ditliticult pruoblems of tarming. Farnm ts \\ho stop grow inlg ,ci"r are mak ing a great mistake, itnd they should study thte plaint an md ha toi giow it. hth main ca use of clover not "growing well is lack of liime in the soil. Therve is nothinig of suclh il pu tance as get ting back to clover-growing. Organic mtitetr in the clover i. tle farmer's bank account, and wlove'r best furni...
IRRIGATION PRACTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
IRRIGATION PRACTICE. To secure a proper amount of water in the subsoil, so that plants can use it by capilalry action, should be aimed at by the irrigation farmer. The sub soil is the reservoir. ' A few light show ers of rain on a grain crop is not munch t se. When there is moisture in the second or third feet of soil, a small irrigation puts the soil in splendid con dition. The flooding system of irrigation is the only practical one for such crops as lucerne and grain crops, which, it may be said, cover the whole of the ground. Orchards, vineyards, vegetables, or any crops planted in lows are irrigated by means of furrows. The application of the water in this manner may not be found so difficult as that of flooding. but there are many features in irriga ting by furrows which require care and close attention on the part of the irri gator to secure thy best results.' or. in fact, to obviate doing positive harm to fruit trees or other crops coming within the operation. M3anv extperime...
BENEFITS OF IRRIGATION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
BENEFITS OF IRRIGATION. IThe extIaordinary yield and other beneticial eiffects oi agriculture that ha ve followed a proper system of irri gation in various parts of the -world, have been so marked it is a wonder that in many pilces in this State, where there are abundiant possibilities of iv ater supply. more advantage has not been taken of irrigation. The large crops on many varied soils, following wet seasons, ought to he an object-les son, the value otf wilch should not be rejected. lInt tlere is the fear that, in many cases. it will have the con trary eftcit --that Nature, having given an exsc,ptilnal a lualtity of water on one occasion, the farmer will rest sat istied that this will reiur in the future. Instead of taking advantage of. the fact that he could himself ensure a pro per Hate' supply, it is thought prob able that he will still continue to leave the efficient watering of his land to cllhalce. But the object-lesson of a wet seasonl should not really be re tluired,. hec...
MOTHER'S STRUGGLE WORN OUT WITH POVERTY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
MOTHER'S STRUI(iLE WORN OUT WITH POVERTY. Evidence of a mother's long struggle against poverty was given at the in oiest on Saturday on Fanny Donald, aged 70, a laundry worker, of 63 Here ford road, Dalston (reports the "Daily Mail" of December 6). Annie Donald, daughter, said that since her father died 40 years ago it had been one long struggle for her mo ther to keep body and soul together. The witness's brother was ill in bed for 1S months until he died recently. His death preyed on her mother's mind. o:d she used to lie in bed and do no thing but cry. Asked what her mother complained of, the daughter replied. "Her poor old back, which had been worn out with hard work." The witness became hys terical, calling upon" Heaven not to leave her to fight the battle of life alone, and had to be carried out of the court. The jury returned a verdict of death from heart failure. v?:? - ,,,.-~ ,?,. .? c?, v~?*?, "mrma$"m ?m
A LORD'S MARKET GARDEN TEN-HOUR DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
A LORD'S MARKET GiARDEN TEN-HOUR DAY. Lord Hyde, the son and heir of the Earl of Claredon, who emigrated to Canada with his wife and family eighteen months ago, partly owing to "Lloyd Georgeism," arrived here in the White Star liner Olympic .to-day, on a brief visit to England (st"'s the Ply mouth correspondent of the "Daily Ex press," November 22). In an interview I had with him be fore he disembarked, Lord Hyde sum marised his experiences of life in a new country, as well as his impressions of the "Golden Dominion," and his future aims. He has taken a farm of about 200 acres at Pickering, near Toronto, his ambition being to turn it into a market garden, and place it on a pay ing basis, selling his produce in Toronto. "I do not think I am ashamed to work," said the man who is related by birth or marriage to half the peerage, and who enjoyed the intimate friend ship of King Edward and Queen Alex andra. "I have learned since I went to Canada the meaning of the ten-hour day, and since...
THE HORSE POINTS FOR JUDGES EXPERT ADVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
TH1 UORSi POINTS FOR JUDGES EXPERT ADVICE. At the Kybybolite Branch of the South Australian Agriculture Bureau Mr W. J. Colebatch, B.Sc., Agric,. M.R.C.V.S. (Superintendent of Agricul ture in the South-East), gave a prac tical demonstration on the points of a horse. Most farmers, he said, possess a fair knowledge of the general charac teristics to be looked for in a horse of good quality,but few would care to un dertake the responsibilities of show-ring judging, or to officiate in any capacity in which their knowledge of the points of a l.orse would be brought under the searchlight of public criticism. This may be due to natural reluctance to publicity or to a want of confidence. which may be attributed in some cases to a want of method or system ini the process of judging. No matter what the circumstances may be--whether the examination be made in the show ring or sale yard, the aim should be to adopt some definite and thorough system of working. Once adopted, the method should, as...
THE AWAKENING OF FOGGY By Vincent Ems. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
THE AWAKENING OF FOGGY By Vincent Ems. It is possible to be very, very clever and very, very green--a real verdant green. it is also possible to ripen uIIn expectedly. Then there is trouble for someone--as Mr. Frederick Gan ton, otherwise Foggy. could tell you _Mr. F. O. Q. was twenty seven-a sftlliiently mature age-- and lie dealt in all the "c',"-carbon,it. crystals, chein istryl. rneilles. and so torth-with all the enthuisiaisnI of an aimateur and al the luck of a beginner. ile rediscovered several processes on which fortunes iadl been made and lost. and of which the mraster patents hadth long since exlired,. nor was lie in duly deplressed at finding that he had been anticipated by a period nearly equal to the tale of his years. Iie was not careful in the selection of his pa tent agent, alto it is regrettable to state that that gentlemian took Fogg?y' fees. iiand liroke the new,\\ of the afol'e said ainticipationl afterwards. lBut in etween tlhese excellent and Ihlated discovetie...
THE SHADOWS FROM THE PAST. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
THE SHADOWS FROM THE PAST. lly Oswald Clifford. Wilfrid D)esmond pushled away the last paper that had dentianded his at tention, an intricate estimate on which his nind hladbeen closely centred for the past hour, nd(,and, rising from his desk stared nut thrlough the old-fashioned, diamond" paned window on to the busy High-street of this thriving market town, to which he had himlself drifted five sears ago, from nowhere, it seenl ed. And now Letwween him and the busy street, another vision seemed to rise a plicture of the past, a vision of hide ously-garbed n111011 at work in Portland quarries illneath the watchful gaze of armled warders, and amllongst tliose branded nmen-himnself. "I wonder what these respected citi zens woutld say if they knew the trluth? ?" lie mused. rather grilmly, as he glanced down at the thronged street. for it was market day and the little town was crowded. "I suppose they would drive nle froml out their lmidst, regard me as a pariah. And vet I have worked n...
"MANCHESTER MARTYRS" ANNIVERSARY [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
" MANCIIHESTER MARTYRS " ANNI VERSARY The annual procession, which pa.sed through the streets of Dublin on Sun day. November 24, to the Manchester Martyrs' cenotaph in the Glasnevin Cemetery, was the largest of its kind seen in the city for some years. The Old Guard Union and the Wolfe Tone Memorial Association had combined to organise the gathering, with the result that about 15,000 people took part in the pilgrimage. Wreaths were placed on the memorials erected to the memory of Allen, Larkin, and O'Brien.
PARSONS AND HUNTING VIEW OF ARCHBISHOP OF YORK. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
PARSONS AND HUNTINO -~ VIEW OF ARCHBISHOP OF YORH. In dedicating on Sunday at MIor Monkton Church a memorial window to the late Rev. Charles Slingsby, who e.as killed while hunting, the Arch bishop of York defended the associa tion between hunting and the life of the professing Christian (says the "Dally News" of November IS). He would be a very bold man, naid the Archbishop, who would argue that hunting was so cruel that it was abso lutely wrong. "It is very difficult to express an opinion." said Mr James Buckland, when seen on the subject by a " Daily News" representative. "The advocates of the sport argue that it brings a great deal of money into the country, and, again, the existence of the fox depends 'argely upon it. It is a question whe ther it is better that the fox should be shot by the farmers on sight or bred for ::nting purposes." If hunting were to cease. in a few years the fox would be exterminate3. $Mr Buckland said he was acquainted ' :th a charming clergyman who hun...
FOX=HUNTING PARSON YORKSHIREMAN APPRECIATES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
FOXlHlUNTINi PARSON YORSISHIREMAN APPRECIATES. As a Yorkshireman, as a fox-hunter, and as one who is. happy in the pos session of many friends amongst the Anglican clergy who hunt, I am most anxious to raise a protest against the remarks of Sir Philip Burne-Jones (writes Mr J. Fairfox Blakeborough, in the "Westminster Gazette"). On his own ipse dixit he practically excommunicates from the pale of Chris tianity all fox-hunters-especially hunt ing parsons-and at the same time gives pontifical censure to the Arch bishop of York for having lent his presence to the dedication of a stained glass window to the memory of a much-beloved and much-respected Yorkshire cleric who met his death on the hunting field. Sir Philip Burne Jones cannot understand those in or ders riding to hounds, or those profess .ing Christianity enjoying venery. He argues, however, from the hack neyed premises - born of ignorance that the great joy of the chase, if not the be all and end all of it, is centred in the ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
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TEACHING FOLK SONGS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
TE.\C1ING FOLK SONGS Dr. David Rees, addressing the Newtown Welsh Literary Society on Welsh Folk Songs, said educational authorities should use these beautiful melodies instead of the common hunm drum things they did use. If they did that, instead of hearing snatches of the latest music hall dities hummed by their youth of town and country, they would hear the schoolboy, the old and the young, and the man at his bench, warbling his nation's song as did their forefathers.
STREET BATTLE CATTLE-DEALERS FIGHT CADETS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
STREET BATTLE CATTLE-DEALERS FIGHT CADETS One killed and five dangerously and others slightly wounded is the casualty list of an extraordinary fight in Lue beck streets late last night between a party of Rhenish cattle-dealers and young cadets of the Luebeck Navigation School (reports the Berlin correspon dent of the "Daily News" of November 15). The trouble began at the so-called Cavalier Ball in a restaurant. One of the cattle-dealers threatened to throw a glass of beer at one of the Naviga tion students. The insult was proven ted by the landlord, but the students and some Luebeck rowdies who joined them waylaid the cattle-dealers and their friends outside, and a regular fight began. Fists, decanters, sticks, beer-glasses, and finally long knives came into play. Suddenly one of the Navigation stu dents named Vokan screamed, and tell lifeless. The knife of one of his op ponents had pierced his heart. His scream and fall passed apparently un noticed, and the. parties continued fight...
COTTON GROWING COLORED LABOR QUESTION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
COTTON GROWINi COLORED LABOR QUESTION. tOne of the most advanced and in spiring ideals in constructive Imperial ýatesmanship is the scheme of the Do lminions Royal Commission for develop ing Australia as a cotton-producing country (says the "Standard" of No vemnber 9P). The natural ad tlaii ages of the nor thern part of the _'onlnonwealthI for this putrpose impressed the memblers of the commission in their tour. and the ilmembers have fortunately not returned merely with hopeful and optimistic im pressions, but have gone a considerable distance along the road which turns ideas into sensi'le, practical, and work able plans. It is, of course. not to lie expected that Queensland and tihe Northern Ter ritory will inmmediately be 'turned into :ast cotton fields as fertile as those which line the banks of the Mississippi, 'uit the road towards that goal hals been partially cleared, every possible and probable obstacle has Ilen considered, andt the futture is bright. The commission discuss...
PORTER'S PLIGHT [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
PORTER'S PLtiUHT - A special committee of four mem bers of the Battle (Sussex) Board of Guardians has been appointed to make a searching inquiry into the question of the workhouse porter's trousers, af ter six months' constant service, were pronounced beyond repair. In April on the advice of a Local Go vernment Board inspector, the Battle guardians decided to put William George Parker, the porter, into uniform in order to maintain the dignity of the ancient town. They invited tenders and voted £3, and in due course Parker appeared in all the glory of blue and brass, an ornament to the position he has held for ten years. But time and fate dealt unkindly with part of his uniform, and to save the dignity of Battle he asked for a new pair of trousers. A few days ago the guardians met to discuss the matter, but, like Parker's trousers, the meeting was divided, and the trouser amendment, moved by Lady Mabelle Egerton, was defeated by one vote. Lady Mabelle Egerton, one of Park er's champi...
DIPLOMATIC CHANGES CHINESE GOES TO LONDON [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
DIPLOIMATIC CHANtES CHINESE GOES TO LONDON .\ccording to the "Pekin Dally News" approaching diplonatic changes will include the appointment of Mr Yen Hui-ching as Chinese Minister in Lon don (says tile "Daily News.") The native Press adds that at the same time it is proposed to raise the Lega tion in London to the rank of an Eum bassy. The new Minister, better known as Dr. W. \V. Ten, was educated in Aume rica and held the position of Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs in the tirsý Republican Government in 121'. lIe is now Chinese Minister at Berlin. The envoys charged with co n\eyinc to foreign Powers a(cknowledatnents of their recognition of the Chinese lepul, tic have now been appoiini tel, and .1r \Ven Tsung-yan has been selected t., proceed to Loindon on this mission. Mr Wen. like Dr. Yen, was educnated in America. and played a consplticollots part in the Revolution, thecoming 'mlllnis sioner of Trade and FPorelt~ n .Affairs in Shanghai on the establishment oIf the Republic. A f...
OVERWORKED NURSES LONG HOURS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
OVERWORKED NURSES LONG HOURS A large number of letters have been received by the "Express" in support of a plea for overworked and under paid hospital nurses. The following is typical of many: As a certificated nurse, with experi ence both of London and of provincial hospitals, let me thank you for taking up the hard case of the nurses gen erally. Few persons really realise what nurses' hours are. The night work is, as a rule, twelve hours seven nights a week, and Bank Holidays bring no respite. The aproaching Christmas holidays mean to nurses only extra work and extra expense in the way of helping to pay for the decoration of their wards. It is really a horrible time, so far as they are concerned. At one hospital I was in at Christmas time a fancy dress ball was arranged for the staff after the "festivities" for the patients were over. But, alas! every one - doctors and nurses alike - was so "dead beat" that it was quietly allowed to fall through. I cannot understand why one Govern...
CHILDREN'S NAMES ABORIGINAL SOURCE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
CHILDREN'S NAMES ABOIRIGINAL SOL'Iuc'E. t1r t'olenant P. 1-1y? tan t ttn a1 c'olonial Institute) writes to the "'01 - slrver" (London) on November 13 as 'llows: - With reference to M1r .1. Latnd(.Ir I.ucas's letter in this week's "Obser \r." there is at least one other nalti Australasian name in the Peerage. \Vhen Lord and Lady Ctrrintton ,·'ow the Marquis and Marchioness c. Lincolnshire) were the occupants ,fC :,overnment House, Sydney, New Sout t W\ales, they named an infant daughter (now the Viscountess Bury) Judith -ydney Myee. Tne last name is pure iv aboriginal, and, if 1 remember :ight ly. signities "native horn." Another Peer's sojourn as Governnr v' ow (then the Earl of Iolpetoun), that
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
HENNlX ASSURAICE CO. LTD, ESTD. 1782, FIRE. AOCIDENT. EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY. COSSES PAID EXCEED £85,000,o,0. Losses be BUSH FIRES and by LIGHTNINI are madb good by thin Company, AGENTS WANTED. vICTORIAN 461 To 471 BOURKE ST,, OFFlce: MELBOURUE. DALCITY & CD, LTD,. AQOIiTSB KAISER'S CASTLES FOR SALE COST TOO M31TCH FOR. UPKEEP The Kaiser, who has completely re covered from his recent indisposition, is reported by several of the Berlin news papers to-day to be planning to sell a number of his castles (says the Berlin correspondent of the "Daily Express" of November 25). The reason for this step is that he finds their maintenance too great a drain on his purse. The expenses of the Imperial Court are increasing every year, and it is impossible for him to obtain any further increase in his civil list, which was fixed at £1,000,000 in 1910. Including shooting boxes, the Kaiser owns about sixty residences in Ger many, and, despite the strenuous life he leads, he only manages to visi...