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Providing Against Want. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
I > & Providing* Affalnat A form oi practical insurance egaiuc^ ^rant is under advisement in th!s oity, la which a large portion of the laboring [people should be deeply interested, Sayg the Boston Herald. A working man iB often thrown out of employ ment and reduced to great distress be cause he has little or no money laid by, and is unable to provide for his, board and lodging while out of em ployment, It has been suggested that u people's mercantile company might be formed among themselves which would undertake to provide board and lodging with landlords at the rate ol $4, $5 or $8 a week, on such terms that, after one month of regular payments i one weeks board at half pay might be placed to the credit of the interested party, so that if he were out of work or sick or otherwise disabled, he might not be brought to discomfort because he could not pay his board. At this Irate in six months a man would be entitled to. one and a half month's credit for board, which, at hal...
OLD PAPERS. Tweny-five Ways of making Them Useful and Ornamental. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
^ OLD PAPERS. N Xiveny-llvo "Ways or making Them Csofa} and Ornamental. Along with a lust year's bird's nest do men rate a baok number newspaper, yet civilization finds mi re (and more reput able) uses for the latter than a Chinese pook for the former. Almost every one has hea*d that a newspaper spread be tween the bed blankets affords more protection from coid than an additional blanket, and without adding the ua j$omfortablo weight of the latter. Bat 1 have seen a bit of domestic eoonomy practiced by a tramp so clever fis to make this one pale, says a writer in Good Housekeeping. He wrapped his £eet in newspapers, of which he had plenty, in lieu of stockings, of which he tad none. "Will that keep your feet •warm?" I asked. "Better than all-wool feose," he answered—and truthfully. As a chest protector, a folded paper under the vast will, ward off pneu monia. > But the old newspaper is just as good a protection against heat. Set an ico pitcher on one and draw up and tie se curely...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
'I'-i WOMAN HOOD." SYDNEY WOMAN'S STORY. In the case of Mrs. Martha Sim mons, of 49 Cove Street, Bulmain, Syd ney, whose letter appears below, an other ilhistration is given of the won derful properties of Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills, as a Great Woman's Re medy. Bilious at tacks and weakness generally in her case were but the symp toms of other com laints peculiar to to woman. Many wo men have found in -•V .-.x T)r Morse's ' i\Uu, P.lis ju.-t till ... same effective rem • edy that Mrs. Sim shnmonsraons did, v.-ho says /•'"«« &lt;tphoto, in her last-letter :— " In my teens I suffered very bad ly from Bilious Attacks. My blood was very poor, my whole system be came completely run c^ov.n, and on many occasions I was so weak that T had to be supported homo by my school mates. As 1 grew older I did not seem to overcome my weakness, and I was in this state of health for a. long time. Periodical headaches, bilious attacks, an:l constipation were my constant ail ments. J gave many...
A JUDGE'S SMART DOG. Some of the Unusually Bright Things Recorded by Him. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
▲ JUDGE'S SMART DOG. ■& -« fipm® of tho Unusually Bright Things Becorded by Him. Judge-Brady- haa a white English pug dog of which he is very proud, ou accouut '&lt;rf;Tts 'iniqlH'gence. Toppy not only does : the tricks'iwhichall smart dogs can b« Mh'tvio do/ jgich as sitting up and ing a pipe iR his mouth while wear ingapoir of eyeglasses, like a little, fat oa his hind legs; jii^W9g¥T6er: stick ji-pitetending to be '•dt^petc. ;'"but' he' ddeiT'some things which -he'invented 'himself, and which Indicate that he must possess reasoning powers. One morning, when Judge Brt&ylived1 in his house on Thirty-third ftre^he ■jvas isatonished' to see . Toppy trotting i^to his library withhis mail. In^estiga£ioq showed that Toppy. had brought the letters qf his own accord; that he had seen the carrier deliver them, and reasoning that the Judge must want them, he1 took them in his mouth and 'trotted; upstairs-with them* Of course. b^: was praised-for his intelligence, and...
WOODCOCK SHOOTING. An Odd, Way of Hunting the Birds in Louisiana. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
WOODCOCK SHOOTING. Odd, W^vf' oi Hunting the Birda in Louisiana. Probably nowhere else are wctudcock abundant as they are in the lowlands t(ad biaku of our part o(: the South," aob from Louisiana the other (lav. «*Th ry oome out of their secure' retreats niglit. No oao oYer thinks ot a shot at a woodcock in the dny tjme Jowa here. In fact, no one ever Sjges a woodcock during the day. As fejoo us night falls, though, the birds be gin. to come out of the dense brakes and Effcek ihaJf feoding grounds in tlie fields, ^••y come out by the thousand, smd •Vi i-emiiiar -whistling may bo heard &lt;.iBly all night long, as they come •4&lt;uti fo in till directions. It is then the 3sC'.i: • • ;.«»ock hunter goes out for X ■- - .-«d gun of light calibre, . n-. st shot that wee made c appropriate name of h. is the weapon '-A hi-aiii i-r necessary. . This foriritr; &lt;y :;:sdu oi ;af pine, but. since fry.^^.e-csj-u/;, i»rausft it has been found V4':-: v.): - 'd in that pe...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
SHIRE OF GISBORNE. Applications win be received up to TUESDAY, 7tli April, from land owners who require wire netting—to be supplied either terms or cash. Price now £23/10 per mile, and £25/2/(5 for Pentridge netting. 1A" mesh 42", and 17. gauge. Further particulars can bo obtained at the Shire Office. L. H. SAMBELL, Shire Secretary. SHIRE OF GlSBQRNE TENDERS. SEALED TENDERS, addressed to tbt President, will be received at Lhe Shire Office, Gisborne, up to uoon ou TUESDAY, 7t& APRIL, 1914, for t'ht following :— Contract 5/14 —Construe'ion 12 ub:>iu3 of roadway, Zeal street, New Gisbornt, ('2 sectiona) Contract 7/14—Supply of maintenance metal, various sections, Hullon garook road Contract 8/14-Gravelling 100 yards Ferritr road, New GiBborne Contract 9/14--Triuiuiiug hedges, Gar den's reserve, Gisbonu Plans and specifications may be seen at tbe Shire Hall, GiBborne A Deposit of 6 per cent, cash must accom pany tender. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. L. H....
TRICKS OF THE TELEGRAPHERS. How Railroad Telegraphers Used to Get Little Sleeps. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
j miOKS OF THE TELEGRAPHERS. ; Boxr &a£lroad Telegrapher# Us>&lt;ct to Gat j iilttlo Steeps. The most undesirable work and the i leaai.remunerative among telegraphers fa tkat of night operator &c some lonely eteiisa ©a a railroad. The rules of the . company require that these men shall sezrain awake at their posts from 7 p. m. till 7 m. to report passing trains and to receive and deliver such orders as it may be necessary to convey to en gineers and oonduotors to regulate the movement of their trains. On double track roads—their presence at their posts is of great importance only in emergencies, and to be sure that they are always on hand a system of signal izing is in vogue on moat roads by which every operator is required to report by wire to headquarters every half hour during the night. On the Central Railroad of New .Ter 80y fifteen years ago the headquarters of the night dispatcher were at Eliza beth, the wire Bignal of the office being "IL L" Every ...
Making Tobacco Harmless. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
Making Tobacco Harml^in, Very few smokers realize the extent of the harm done to the mouth, heart and nerves by tobacco ays a well known physician iti the i'hiladeli'liia Inquirer who has just returned from the Berlin Medical Congress. "When I was in Europe I learned of a simple and effectivo method of rendering to bacco entirely harmless without destroy ing its aroma. The method waB discov ':^3red by Dr. Gantrelet, of Yichy, and it _aliould be regarded as a priceless boon to smokers; It consists of a small fieoe of cotton wool steeped in a 5 or 0 pel cent, solution of pyrogallic acid, inserted in pipe or cigar-holder. This will neutralize any possible ill effects of the nicotine, In this way not only may the generally admitted evils of smoking be overcome, but oirrosis of the liver, which is sometimes caused by tobacco, and lighter effeots of over-indulgence, such as headache and furring of the tongue, may be avoided. Citric acid, ■which was recommended by Yigier for the same purpo...
An Idol of the Frontier. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
A.n Idol pf the Frontier. & v. Gep. George B. 'Custer -^as in the ' -' v Et}&lt;jpdfij, the guest of Rev. and • - McLaren, of 5i4.\!^,Jjasha 3tm. Caster is of medium;iiieighV * • ' "v" gracious, womanly pres^'ce. Her h:iir i> vet as black as on th.o^inter day 'vWiftjio, when flr*Mhe ^the youth Isii^biirxly dubbed' " thaSiJuster boy," wliu. becaiiie "Her husband. IJcT'.ffot^rcxtoo' ii "that bf perfect health, fretfwsffif rosy, and she is very youthful ftf to be the widow of a gal ftf^xiilUkT and a Major-General. In ^mlcr*hi-is simplicity and cordality it *5^ yet »Iiunified withal and quite capa 1Ic of putting down presumption. Briefly. tho impresses .'one with:being a . ce!itl»!\vom;in in the old New England «i*nsc of the word. She has spent tho Instrr pur! of the summer intheiar Wwt, • vi-itiu_; mi litary posts and Indian schools, an.I inrcrjiuwiiiK' old.settlers in regard to the early dajfl. —rat. Paul ptoBm'v rrw.
Chinese Alligators. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
Chinese: Alligators. TvjO ^aTnpleB of th$ Chinese alligator hHvJ just reacted the Zoological Gar &lt;Ieri*. They arc the first that nave been - o ■ i r exhibited here alive. alligator is to distinctively an Ajnerican animal th:it tlieprtiofj so recen^ij as 1879j-ofth« . existence of a species in China was ex : tremcly interesting. ^Nevertheless, the .Chinese classics contained numerous . left rences to the creature,.and even pic *" turcs which could be eaaily recogniped as being meant for a crocodile of cojjjo tort, . fj W to be hoped that the specimens at the Zoo, will bear out the notion of the . e\treiV)e; ^ongeTji.ty of the reptile. Its raivV^ i? ip5>arQt)tly used in certain parte •f-ih-;CKn1«nrfwjapf^artt©. sense as Methuse in Marco Polo wrote ,'t .and recommended its ' r ni xt.dR excellent remedy for the bite of a iiiad dog apd for various other com p hunts, so;t^kt it seems to have been tho -.li- di.cval equivalent of some of our r.i r;cli-ad YfTtised remedies of t...
SILVER BEET AS A FORAGE PLANT. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
SILVER BERT AS A FORAGE PLANT. • The results obtained from one acre of silver beet a.t Belfast, near Christ church on the experimental plots un der the control of Mr'. Macpherson, arc distinctly encouraging. A crop I was sown on November IGt.h, and the first feeding off was made on March 19th, when 243 sheep were pnt on for 11 days, consuming in that time 51 tons. Other mobs were put on, each for 14 days, and they consumed the following quantities :—240 lambs, 18 tons ; 171 sheep, 30 tons ; 100 sheep, 27 tons ; 100 sheep. 26 fons ; 151 sheep, 35 tons. A total of 1,014 sheep and lambs thus consumed 217 tons in 84 days of! one acre, thus de monstrating the wonderful growth that is made by the silver beet and its value as "a green crop for aheep.
INTERESTING APPLE EXPERIMENT. THE USE OF LIGATURES. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
INTERESTING APPT.K EXPERI MENT. THK USB OF LIGATURES. A most interesting: experiment, if ■ reported ' from Tasmania in regard to I apple-growing. Some trees of the Al friston variety appca\-ed to be bent | on producing wood instead- of fruit. Ligatures were applied to the trunk* of live trees on January 14. The ef fect was remarkable. The Apples on the trees began to change colour at once, until b\ the end of February they were nearly all yellow, and in splendid condition for export. The ligatures consisted of stout wires, tightly bound round. As soon' as the fruit was gathered this was removed, and then the trees made nearly a foot of wood before the leaven fell in the autumn. Another change no ticeable was that the fralting bran ches made better development. Bunions.—Paint them every second * day with iodine till the soreness dis- \ appears. 1922. f
A.N.A. VISIT. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
A-N.A. VISIT. O It was the priviiege of Wangnralta this week to receive the A.N.A. and to see its deleirHtKS at. work. This closer >iew co'-rcct- false and mak'R new im i ression-. The A N A. delegate of the Melbourne uewi-pap^ra a decade or two a!/o d>&lt;es not exist,, if indeed lie ever did exis'. Iln was a very young Voting man. wi.h the energy of a dynamo, ominous bumps, and a flood of fciiIk, "weak, washy and everlasting " Me knew most things by intuition and ln-ide full (ise of this mysterious gift. At the same time lie was fiercely loyal to his Association : and as wax in the hands of aspirins? native-born politi cians. We looked for this delightful young Gascon at tne Conference and could not find him. In his place w found a man of forty, self-contained, tolerant, alert, courteous. We an told th-ti most of those present "ere as capable of debatim; many of the bub jects as those who spoke, hut iveie silent beeau-e their points had already Uet-u made, and th*y w...
MAN-EATERS. THE TERRIBLE AND CUNNING TIGERS OF INDIA. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
^ MAN-EATERS. THF. TERRIBLE A.VD CUNNING TIGERS OP INDIA. Sir Samuel W. Baker, in his recent book, "Wild Beasts and their Ways," eays that if the tiger has been bora in jungles abounding in wild pigs he is apt to have a-well-fed and comfortable ap pearance, very different from the tiger of the Zoological Gardens, which "is a long, lithe creature, with little flesh, and from the lack of exercise the muscles are badly developed. Such a specimen affords a poor example of the grand ani mal in its native jungles, whose muscles are almost ponderous in their develop ment from the continued exertion in nightly rambles over long distances and in mortal struggles when wrestling with its prey. A well-fed tiger is by no meaus a slim "figure, but, on the contrary, it is exceedingly bulky, broad in the shoul ders, back and loins, with an extraord - nary girth of limbs, especially in the forearm and wrist. The muscles arc tough and hard, and there are two pecu liar bones unattachcd to the skeleton...
CHAPTER XV. DICK'S TEMPTATION. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
CHAPTER XV. DICK'S TEMPTATION. Dick had heard all the foregoing conversation, and he realised what it meant. He knew that the pirate con templated another outrage, and one infinitely worse than the shooting of Luke Radford. "Must I stand by and see it ?" he said to himself. "They will take this woman by force to the cruiser, and she is probably well-bred and a lady. The captain is right ; sho had much better be dead than fall into such hands ! I can't play a passive part much' longer. If I had a pistol I should be strongly tempted to shoot that scoundrel, Jason Gore. And it might be just as well for me, for I am a doomed man, anyway. I can't see a ray of hope in the future." i At that moment there was a stir of curiosity, and Dick's comrades closed compactly in front of him, blocking; his view across the deck. He shifted his position and looked. The captain was at the head of the companion way, supporting on one arm a young and most beautiful girl. Her slim figure showed to advantag...
PART 6. CHAPTER XIV. THE FATE OF THE TRAITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
PART G. CHAPTER XIV". THE FATE OF THE TRAITOR. I^he silence lasted for probably a minute, anil then Jason Gore took a step nearer the trembling wretch. "Lnke Radford, von have learned how far my arm can reach !" he said, in low, sharp tones that were intended only for-his own men and the prisoner. "Fool, traitor, why did you not realise your madness before it was too late ?'Did you Indeed hope to escape my vengeancc—to evade the punishment, you so richly deserve ?" "Mercy !" came in a husky whisper from the man's lips. "Shall T tell you what I k-now ?" Gore continued. "Listen ! You, one of my trusted agents in London, bound by oath to lie (rue to our community, were tempted and fell. I am ignorant of the reason, but it is certain that you decided to sell the jjreat secret to the Admiralty—to the British Government. However, I had mistrusted you for a long: time, and you were constantly watched by other agents of mine. You learned or suspected this before you could carry out your tre...
THE FARM. CLOVER SICKNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
THE FARM. _~_j CLOVER SICKNESS. 1 lie old idea that clover sickness is due lu the exhaustion of some soil constituent essential for the growth of clover is now disproved (writes a contributor to tlu> "British Journal of Agriculture"), ami it has been de finitely shown (.hat the disease is of parasitic origin. Unfortunately, two distinct parasites are equally capable of promoting the disease--: ho one be ing "eel-worm," TjU-nch-.is rtevasU tn.T, and the other a fundus called Sclerotinia trifoliorum. Eelworm Disease. — The earliest symptoms of the presence, of the eel - worm disease is* a' yellowing ,in l wil ting of t.hi1 leas es of small patches of clover. The patches gradually in crease in size as f.hc disease spreads, and may be easily notn-ul from a distance. Kventually the leaves dm„n and die, leaving, bare and scorched looking: patches in the crop. The above symptoms . also exact.lv des cribe the general, appearance caused by the fungus—Sclerotini;t trifc.lio rurn—-but the t...
CHAPTER XVI. BEHIND THK FOG. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
CHAPTER XVI. BEHIND THK FOG. ; If. was now but little more than | half-past ten o'clock, and within an hour the weather had changed from fair to foul, and gave promise of an ugly dnv. Murky cloud.-; sent down a j fine drizzle, and the still air was raw J and cutting. A grey mist was slowly settling over the sea ; already the horizon was limited to a narrow ra dius. The launch and '' the jolly-boat ploughed on side bj srde until th«y reached the point where separation j was obvious. Then Montejo leaned j over the gunwale towards Captain Gore. "You had better give me tho girl," he said. j "-No ; I shall- keep her under my protection," Gore replied, "She will be safer and more comfortable on the cruiser." "But surely Lucille is the proper person to look after her 7" "That's true," assented Gore, "and I intend that you shall transfer your sister to the cruiser at the Grst op portunity. But not now. I want to get away .from these waters as soon as possible." "All right," Montejo answered...
VALUE OF RYE CORN. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
VALUE OF RYE (JORN. The value of rye is most apparenl after root crops have boon a partial failure, mid-in such seasons a large area of it is sown. It relieves the strain of providing keep, and forms a connecting link be twecn winter and spring feed. It is very wholesome and not relaxing to the bowels like rape greens. It en courages milk in-eyres and makes a pleasant changc for lambs, espcciallj if they are allowed to run forward through creeps. It is also an excel lent preparation for roots, awl is grown as a catch crop lw?twcen them and the previous corn crop. After it shoots into ear it ceases to be of value as sheep keep, but m iy be cut and carried to horses. It may even be left for seeding as a corn crop. live straw comes in very useful for thatching, and many farmers make a practice of sowing a small area every yenr in rye for the sake of the straw.
THE DAIRY. HEAVY ROOT FEEDING. EFFECT ON THE MILK YIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 April 1914
THE DAIRY. HEAVY ROOT FEEDING. EFFECT ON THE MILK YIELD. An experiment was recently tried ; by Messrs. Lauder find Fa.pan at ; Edinburgh on the elects of feeding au extra quantity of roots to milk cows with regard to the results on : the milk yield. The quantity and quality of the. milk were noted, and incidently a test was made how f:r turnips would replace the expensive food commonly used for fwling. The turnip ration was as follows per head daily :—'Bean meal, 211) ; bran, 21b. ; turnips, 112Tb. ; hay, 151b. ; having an albuminoid ratio of 1 to 11. The concentrated ration was : Bean meal, 2ib. ; bran, 2'b. ; peas meal, 41b. ; dried brewers' grains, 2Hi. ; turnips, 4fl!ti. ; hay, 1Mb. ; hav ing a ratio of ! to 7.fi. Anions the conclusions arrived at is that the richest, milk was not obtained from the ration with the largest amount of digestible f.^t ; that, indeed, more fat was found in the milk than was fed in the rations, and that, therefore the digestible carbohydrates of the f...