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TO APPEAR AND FEEL YOUNG. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
TO APPEAR AND FEEL YOUNG. A woman of uncertain years, who looked much younger than she was, took the following rules as her guide in maintaining a youthful appear ance:— Dress younger than you are: Never dress older. Never wear old ladies' clothes, no matter how old you get to be. Forget caps and wraps and shawls and .easy cliair gowns..' ,. Keep.your figure young. You can not hope to look young if your figure is old. When you look in the looking-gla?s gaze at. yourself from the back, not Trom the front. If you look old, that is the point of view from which to re alise the fact. Beware of what Kate Field called the middle-aged figure.. It is round in the shoulders and hunched up in the belt line. There is a certain roly poly look about the woman who is-older than she ought to be. Take care of your hair. Straggly hair goes with old age^ Old people forget to shampoo, and they give up waving their locks. ' ) Don't let your .hands get bony. Bony fingers belong to the aged. Keep the knuc...
THE BORUNG SEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
THE BORUNG SEAT. Mr Farquhar M'Rae, of Wallup, who as councillor and president of the Wimmera Shire, and as chairmaD and commissioner of the now defunct Western Wimmera Waterworks Trust, as well as being an active member of the Warracknabenl A. and P. Society and chief of the local Caledonian Society, has giveu many years of faithful service to the public of this district, has been asked by an in fluential deputation of the district residents to contestthoBorung seat as a Liboral in the Legislative Assembly. Mr M'Rafl has consented to oppose Mr Hutchinson. It was stated officially Mr M'Rae would receiye the support of 1500 Labor votes.
MORAL REFLECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
MORAL REFLECTIONS. A man's character is tlie sum of his intentions and his choices. A man o£ honor never purchases happiness at the expense of another's sorrow. Let us not seek for influence; let us simply seek to do our duty, and in fluence will inevitably follow. v The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals, and have no hope of rising in their own esteem but by lowering their neighbors. Conceit loses a man more friends and gains him more enemies tnan any other foible, perhaps vice, in the world. It makes him harsh to his in feriors, and disrespectful to his bet ters. What kills men is discouragement. It. is sitting down under, trouble that destroys them; it is standing up and mocking trouble that enables them to go through it without harm. Regrets are a waste of .timerin every possible instance, except one. That one is the instance in wfiluh the soul entertains them thoughtfully and humbly until they become valu able lessons for...
THE TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
THE TURF. Horse-owners should keep the fact in view that the Goroke races take placo about 17th February. The secretary informs us that as there are quite a number of horses in work around the district it is expected to hold one of the most successful meetings ever held at Goroke. Nominations close with the secretary, Mr H. H. Sealey, for the Trial Stakes, Goroke Handi cap, Hurdle Race, and Flying Handi cap, on Monday, 2nd February, 1914, and for the other events, on 16th February, the night before the races.
O I C [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
0 I c it is at A. & J. Day's Fruit Palacc in Victoria Street where you can get a lovely cold iced drink which is perfectly pure. Marchant's cordials, you say ? Oh, yos, I also asked for them in the city. Good morning! Have you pur chased your beautiful fresh fruit at Day's ? Eight oh. See advb.
BAND CONTEST. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
BAND CONTEST. At Ararat on Now Year's Day a splendid contest took place between Ararat, Stawell, Horsham, nnd Hamil ton B'aas Bands. Mr Peroy Jones, of Geelong, acted as adjudicator, and at the conclusion of the contest pronounccd Ararat winners both for the quickstep and solecbion.
KANIVA RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
KANIVA RACES. Thcannunl meeting of thoKaniva Race Club will bo hold oa Wednesday, 25th I January, on tho West Lowan course close to Kaniva. Entries close for the Handicap, Hurdlos, Pony, Flying, and Trot with tho secretary (Mr J. H. Bro I ribb) on tho night of Wednesday, 21st January. Entries for the Trial Stakes and Hack race close on Tuesday, 27th January. Conveyances from tho town will run to the course on race day. Soe advt.
SCIENTIFIC FARMING. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
SCIENTIFIC FARMING. Farming is no longer without at traction for the enterprising young man. It is calling to its service the engineer and the scientist. A farm conducted on modern lines can em brace as many of the nnwest mechani cal developments at any other form of industry. Many farmers have now their own little laboratory, for exam ination of the soil, and suitable fertilisers, an electric plant for light ing the house and supplying power to the workshops, petrol-driven milking machines, ploughs and cultivators,and portable engines of the internal com bustion type,- for thrashing and barn work. - Science having got this grip on agriculture, farm life cannot fail to reclaim many -who abandoned it originally on the plea of monotony.
IMPROVING PERMANENT PASTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
IMPROVING PERMANENT PASTURE. The value of permanent pasture is often prejudiced by the presence in it of a large number of weeds. Not only is the thick growth of the nour ishing grass hindered, but also nox ious weeds spoil the quality, so l.hat it is an essential part of good culti vation to keep the pasture free from such unsatisfactory constituents. The question—How can I keep my pas ture land free from weeds? Is not an easy one to deal with. There is, how ever, no doubt that by a judicious use of chemical fertilisers much can be done. But chemical fertilisers alone will not do everything. Their use must often be assisted by other means. Sorrel is caused toy sourness of the soil through want of ventilation and drainage, and a deficiency of plant food, especially lime. The reason why fertilisers work in this beneficial way is that most 'Weeds flourish in soils poor in the mineral constituents, lime, phosphate and potash. Th:se good plant foods do not agree with weeds, wliile, on t...
PREVENTING EVAPORATION. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
PREVENTING EVAPORATION. The frequent stirring of the surface portion of the soil, as for example by cultivation and harrowing, is an im portant question in lessening the am ount of evaporation and minimising the risks of drought 'by breaking the capillary attraction. This operation is, of course, impracticable once a crop is sown, except in the case oi the mangold or turnip or similar crops, when the drills are left sufficien'ly wide apart to allow of after-cultivation. With an ordinary crop, however, the soil has to remain undisturbed during the whole of the time the ground is occupied >by such crops, so that .much more will depend upon the thorough ness of the tilth previous to sowing the crop. The principle object to be aimed at in the preparation of the land for such crops is to keep the surface cobbly while the underneath is com pact. This can be obtained by plough ing deeply, and by thoroughly culti vating as early in the season as pos sible, so that the surface need only b...
FRIGHTENING COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
FRIGHTENING COWS. I j Cream is easily frightened away, i The least shock to the cow before i milking time and she shows the ef i feet of the start by a reduced return, i Then there is the changes of wea | ther. More is known of this, per ! haps, than in regard to the shocks. ' After a heavy storm or a few days of rain the farmer quickly notices the result. Most of these drawbacks can be provided against. Then there is the treatment in the yards and pad docks. Strangers in the yards will make a difference to the yield of the most nervous of the animals. It does not seem to be made up again in sub sequent milkings. Cows should be treated gently. Keep the strangers away from the yards, especially if they are dressed in gay colors. Every time a cow snorts in fear some cream has gone. Dogs are a standing dan ger, especially if they are used to heel up the animals at milking time. The man who persists in using a dog is very foolish. Often one sees a boy on a pony, whip in hand, dog to hel...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
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WELL QUALIFIED. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
WELL tjUALIFIED. The draper magnate "was bombard ing the applicant with the usual ques tions. "Are you teetotal?" "Yes." "Speak French?" .. "Yes." . "Good salesman?" "Yes." "Stock-keeper?" "Yes." "Can you tell a good lie?" '' Oh, yes.'' "Well, I'll give you a start," The young man got on amously for a few weeks, until one fine morning a daintj' Parisian damsel approached him and sv.-ectlv stated her erquirements in the native tongue. The poor young man was flabbergasted, not compre hending a single word. Five minutes later he was racing his indignant em ployer. "This is scandalous, sir. When I employed you did you not tell me that you could speak French?" "True," mildly replied the culprit, "but did j'oii riot also ask mo if I could tell a good lie?"
ANTICIPATE DISEASES. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
•ANTICIPATE DISEASES. This is the season when the poultry house and poultry yard should be cleaned carefully. Mites and other insects, as a rule, are active at this time. Nature makes them prolific, and resistant against repellants, so that they may propagate their spe cies to perpetuate themselves. It will pay to go over the poultry' yard and clean every nook and cor ner. Cut the weeds, burn the trash, rake oil of the rubbish. : The interior of the poultry house should be cleaned " and the walls sprayed.. Use a strong insecticide and a fungicide. See that the perches are sprayed and disinfected. 1 It is -worth while to white-wash the inside and paint the outside of the . poultry house. This will preserve the j building, making it last longer, and J will afford considerable insurance ; against insects and disease. It may | help you eradicate disease germs and •• insects.
NO GETTING AHEAD OF HIM. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
NO GETTING AHEAD OF HIM. 'At one of tho English holiday re sorts during the season a coach used to run daily, between the town and Borne ruins a few miles out, stopping at an inn for dinner. Tho landlord of the inn used to make a tidy sum (which ho shared with the coachman) by doing tho passengers out of their meal. A good repast was provided, but the passengers wore hardly allowed to be seated before the signal was given to start. One day, after the coaoh had depar ted, the landlord discovered a traveller rtill enjoying a hearty meal. Ho grew uneasy as he saw the eat ables disappearing under his very eyes, but far more so when he noticed that all the silver spoons and forks were nissing.. On the traveller describing a sus picious looking character among the passengers, an ostler was hastily des patched to bring back the coaoh. On its arrival, out walked the ac cuser, wlio, instead of helping to iden tify the thief, took his seat on the coaoh, and, addressing tho furious land lord, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
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POILING THE TIP-HUNTER. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
~1' ■ - " POLLING- THE XIP-HUKIEE. ' . TIio Iiat chock boy is an American Institution Br extracting tips from the unwary. He pervades the better class of American hotels. and unless one is careful, lie will politely relievo one of one's liat, subsequently return ing it witli a' most ingenious request for a tip. Harry Lauder, the great Scotch comedian, recently encounter ed one of these youths, and was so an noyed by his exactions that he resolv ed to be his pw,n hat boy in future. His plan was rather neat- and ingeni ous. \Yhen_he entered the Hotel As tor with a friend ho excused himself in the lobby and retired to his room. When he returned the large bowler hat that he had been wearing was replaced by a soft cap, and when Lauder proceeded into tho dining hall with the hat-boy dancing nervously in attendance, he re moved the headgear and quitely put it in his pocket... Thus was the hat-boy foiled and Lauder relieved of the ne cessity of handing out a tip.
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER THREE BLIND MICE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER :o: From Our Own CorresDondent. THREE BLIND MICE. When the experiment of appoint ing stipendiary stewards to watch the doings of owners, trainers, jockeys, and horses on registered racecourses was determined upon, much was hoped as a result from the now departure. Before long, how ever, it became apparent that the '' stripes'' were on occasion as short sighted as the honoraries whom they displaced in the management of r;)ci' g and the detection of rigs and fsik*?. So noticeable was this opa queness of vision that the trio of sti pendiary stewards became known as the " Three Blind Mice," and their doings, or rather lack of doings, be came one of tho standing jokes in racing circles. Still, some good re sulted, and undoubtedly since their advent racing has become a bit cleaner, and the attempted swindles less glaring and frequent than of old. The public, however, especially that portion of ft that bets freely, was not satisfied with the very mild improve ment noti...
"TAKE-ALL" IN WHEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 January 1914
TAKE-ALL" IN WHEAT. [By mit A. e. V. Richardson, m.a., Superintendent of Agricul ture.] In reply to your letter of the 20th inst. I beg to inform you that the disease attacking Mr James j Ridgwell's crop at Kinimakatka was "Take-All" (Ophiobolus graminis). This disease has been very prevalent this season, doubtless owing to the climatic and soil conditions being favorable for its development. The disease is caused by a fungus (Ophiobolus graminis) which attacks i the wheat plant at the junction of! t'.ie stem and root and robs the plant J of the nourishment that should go j to the development of the head and the grain. The disease is usually noticed in small patches and spreads very much in the same manner as an oil stain, that is in ever widening concentric circles. If any plants be taken from the centre of the "Take All " infected patch and the sheaf stripped from the, straw it will be noted that a curious blackish in crustation is visible near the junction of the stem and roof. T...