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TORTOISES TO RACE HARES. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 1 January 1914
TORTOISES TO RACE HARES. 1 he giant tortoises of tile Jurtiin, des l'lantes (says the Pans eoiresnotfC dent of tlic "Daily Telegraph" tate been causing considerabk^nj^fe to their keepers, Instuacro.t,- to fully ruminating ..and begi^eep, they settle down for their wiyrisky, indulg had beeomo positrefi\)0ls At first it bromide ami u;u« "•--7,, i;-=r,er cBttt tb® ^ortotses\gofc ?t dusk, he tleman very busy with tlio -U''— . He came nearer, and found that tno ■ old gentleman was feeding tortoises out of a syringe, which he inserted in their mouths. The bkeeper grasped the intruder by the arm, and asked him what he was doing. "Leave me alone," said the old gentleman peevishly. "I'm not doing any harm. [ am merely giving the tortoises a little necessary stimulant of my own invention. It will soon make tliem run like haves. In a week or two I shall match them with a hare I have got at home, and then you will see a Sue sight," At the police station, to which the keeper had dragged the relu...
JIM SCORED. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 1 January 1914
JIM SCORED. a 1 • A pompous physician who was in- I ilined to criticise others v.-as watch- -■ ng a stono mason built a fence for ; lis neighbor, and thought the masou | iras using too much mortar. He said— .'(Jim, nvovt.ir covers up_ a good nanv mistakes, does it not r "Yes, doctor,'-1 replied the mason, i i'and so does (he spade. '
Bacchus Marsh Sports. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 1 January 1914
Bacchus Marsh Sports. • The animal sports meeting' in aid of Maddingley Park was held on Boxing Day. The weather was fav orable, and the attendance good, the gate takings amounting to cS-A-t. Re sults:— Woodchop, underhand. Si inch logs. First, Co; second, £1. Entry, 5/. .T, McDonald, Iflsec ... 1 J. Pullbrook, Idjcc ... 2 Sawing Match, double hand. ILtn li cap. First, GL; second, 10/. Kiitrv. I/. Beamish Bros. ... I Hehir Bros. ... 'I One Mile Bicycle IJnne, 4 iiiws round sval. Firsl, .£'3; sccond, K1. .Kntry. .'i' If. Johnston ... I j H. Densiry ... I ■ Half-mile Bicycle Race, twice ro;:nd . >val. FirM, .C~; second, £1; Kntry, 2/. i J. W. Parker H. I Bowling ah t-Iie wicket. Prize, 10!. Post entr}', Oil. ' F. Slack . i Old Buffers 7?ace, 50 years and over, 00 yards. First, pair of Boots, gifr of Mr If. G. Campbell; second, lonib. ba&lt;' i of flour, gift of Cr O. Well*. • entry, 1/. , H. Fraser •_ 1 ! H. Burbidge o ■ Siamese Race, for boys under lt> 10:) yards. First...
THE YANK AGAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 1 January 1914
the YANK AGAIN". The American abroad does not lose j his head easily. Au Italian showed j a Yankee tourist Ycrsuvius in Erup- 1 tion, and thought surely that must , stir his awo. But the American, | after gazing for a minute at the i burning mountain, said . "We've got a' waterfall that would put that out in 5 minutes."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 1 January 1914
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 1 January 1914
Commonwealth Bank of Australia Branches are open for the transaction of General Banking Business thoughout Australia ? under:— &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; New South Wales—Sydney and Canberra. Victoria—Melbourne. Queensland—Brisbane and Townsville. South Australia—Adelaide. Western Australia—Perth. Tasmania—Hobart. And at Egypt House, 36-38 New Broad Street, London. &nbsp; All remittances made to, and drafts drawn on foreign places direct. Foreign Bills negotiated and ?. Letters of Credit and Cirular Notes issued to any part of the world. Bills negotiated or ? for collection. Banking and Exchange business of every description transacted within the &nbsp; Commonwealth United Kingdom and Foreign countries. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT &nbsp; Agencies are open in practically all Post Offices which issue Money Orders in the Australian Commonwealth and Papua. Withdrawals on deman...
PREPARATION OF THE SOIL. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 8 January 1914
PREPARATION OF THE SOIL. A thorough preparation of the soil is one of the chief factors in suocessful management of the soil. Soils that are badly run down by continuous crop ping may be restored to their original state of productiveness by the use of fertilisers, but the cause of small re turns is not always due to a lack of fertility. Many oonditions may pre vail which prevent the plant attaining a healthy development. Better con ditions, obtained by drainage, liming, etc., may be necessary before the plan can avail itself of further addi tions of plant food. Tho more per fect the condition of tho soil is made the better will plants be able to attain the highest development; there will, then, be greater conversion of food into crops. Our soils are the medium >n which we can at pleasure convert pot ash phosphoric acid-nitrogen into crops; therefore, iB it not advisable to keep the medium in the highest state of ef ficiency? Feed your crops as you do your animals, not merely to a...
ARTIFICIAL MANURING. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 8 January 1914
ARTIFICIAL MANURING. The whole object of-artificial manur ing being to supplement the deficien cies of the soil, it is highly desirable that a farmer should ascertain by trails in the field what is "the actual amount of increase which he obtains from the application of the manures lie purchases A few carefully-made ex periments will teach him what his land and crops are really in need of. Should he use superphosphate as well as nitrate of soda for Xii» wheat? What dressing of the nitrate is most econo mical ? Is superphosphate alone suffi cient for his turnip crop, or should ammonia or nitrate bo employed as well? What is the smallest quantity of superphosphate sufficient tor the crop? Will it pay to use potash salts for his seeds, his pasture, or his potato orop? These and many other ques tions can only be answered by trials on his own fields. On the farmer's knowledge of such facts will depend the economy with which he is able to use purclhased manures, which are by some wastcfull...
WOMEN'S INTERESTS [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 8 January 1914
WOMEN'S INTERESTS (By "Ambrosin*.") - Velvet neck-bands and satinflounceB are two of the crazes of the moment. A narrow black-velvet ribbon with a pendant, or a large baroaue pearl is much worn with white blouses for inorniDg wear. Some people have even adopted the fashion of wearing the flat wrist watch mounted on a black vel vet ribbon-bracelet, and this eighteenth century fashion makes a quaint con trast with a tailor-made dress. There is a new garment coming into vogue, which is partly scarf and partly pele rine. A pretty one was in wide mate rial, the border of which consisted of a blanket stitch in thick Berlin wool, worked first in black, and then over that in white. The effect at a distance was not unlike ermine. Not for many a year has lace played so interesting a part in themodes as it has this season. The effort to widen the Bilhouette at least a little, has had something to do with the matter; for flounces have been brought from the imbo of discarded things, and what flo...
ON GOLDEN WINGS. CHAPTER XIX. "THEY FOUND HER DEAD." [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 8 January 1914
ON GOLDEN WINGS. (By W. Howell Poole). CHAPTER XIX. "I'HUY J-'UUND HJilt DEAD." Frail creatures that are we ail 1 JL'o be tile beat, Is but the fewest faults to have. Look then to thyseli, una leave the re#t To Uod, thy conscience, anil the grave. Coleridge. The festive season was couio again, and Christmas Day once more comme morated uio anniversary ot a .Nativ ity heralded to the "Shepherds abid 1UU 1" the fields keeping watch over their Hooks by night.'1 The Birth oi Christ, oelebratou by a considerable consumption of turkeys, roast beef, goose, entrees innumerable; pjum-pud ding, fruits, wines, bon-bons, and imuce-pies, in the good old orthodox style, finest stories told before '-ue yule-log, engrafting the love of the supernatural so keenly, that, to the astonished and dilated eyes ol the breathless juveniles, the very ghosts have grown to living things, aiid dauce within the - blaze. Christmas Day. Thousands of ill clad. paupers tottering through the streets or the most succes...
MAN WITH PRICE ON HEAD. WAR AGAINST WHISKY SELLERS. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 8 January 1914
MAN WITH PRICE ON HEAD. . WAB AGAXNST "WHISKY SELLERS. One of the most interesting visitors that London hat had for some timo ar rived there recently on his way from Milan to America This is Mi- W. E. Johnson, who, charged by the United States Congress with the task of sup pressing illegal drink-selling to the lied Indians, has completed five excit ing years as Chief Officer. He to'd i an interviewer, something about his life as an Indian Service Agent. "What led to my appointment by the Roosevelt Administration in 1906" I said Mr Johnson, "was that things had reached an acute stage in the In dian territory . Many people who had committed crimes in the east took re J fuge in the Indian reservation, and be gan selling liquor to the natives, part ly in order to make profit, and partly in order to get the Indian drunk and rob him. This led in turn to repris als by the Indians. "1 got together 25 to 30 frontier men, and we went out making arrests and burning drinking 6aloons. In 18 mont...
CURIOUS CHARGE DISMISSED. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 8 January 1914
CURIOUS CHARGE DISMISSED. A man named Paul Robert Roeiniki was charged with having stolen a large quantity of watohes, valued at £1646, the property of Israel Herman. Mr De Fries, who conducted the pro secution, said Air Herman was a manu facturer's agent. During the Inst three months the accused, with whom ho was acquainted, shared his oifioo. On the evening of September 30, Mr Herman, left in his offico some watchea to the value of £1600 odd. On ar riving next morning he found on his tablo a scrap of paper containing tho following in defendant's handwriting: "Where are my opals? You will hear from my sollicitor to-morrow. ' I don't want to do this cheating business.'" . Detective Inspector Collison gave evi dence as to tho arrest of defendant. Rosinski denied that ho took the watch es with intent to steal, but said his mo tive was to bring tho matter into court. Ho made certain allegations against Mr Herman's mode of carrying _■ on business, and_- said that somo opals defendant':i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 8 January 1914
the Rev. J. HOSKING : I Minister of the ! CONGREGATIONAL I MISSION CHURCH, ' Fitzroy, HdhM'rM. Sends his opinion #f CLEMENTS TONIC | " / was recommended to. try Clements Tonic. I was completely ran down, suffered from nervous f prostralton, with insomnia I and severe headaches. I 5 had spent much money on medicines to no purpose. " One bottle put me right and was worth its weight in gold. " I recommend this medi cine strongly. (Signed) JOHN HOSKING." . , The Rev. J. HOSKING. D.D.. U known u an earned church worker, and his teatimonylo CLEMENTStONIC was sect for the good it might do, Tl.b medicine U certain is lit ejects oo run- . down or irritated oenre*. and quick!? j relieves Bil.outneu, Weakness, Loi* of ] ileep, Poor Appetite, Constipation and Indigestion. ALL CHEMISTS ar.d STORES SELL IT. Commonwealth t&anH of HustiaKa head OFFICE SYDNEY TO. P.»„k I. op-., for >11 Hum O! GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS u EQUiTAB'-E. CU1LDINQ, COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNB it«l or forward A *»th...
TOWN-PLANNING FOR LIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 8 January 1914
TOWN-PLANNING FOR LIGHT. Far-reaching reform in town-plan ning as a primary factor in the battle against tuberculosis was demanded by the architect, Augustin Rey, in an ad dress made before the French Society of Civil Engineers. According to 21. Hey, cities of the future must bo so constructed that the direction of all tho streets shall correspond to the sun's daily course in the heavens, in order that the inhabitants may receive the maximum of light, which is tho greatest. microbe-killer in existence. The task of architects, he says, will bo to plan towns in -such a way that every nook and corner shall receive its share of the sun's rays for the greatest possible number of hours daily. On this account ho insists that the present system of small apartments will have to go, and their places bo taken by smaller and more airy dwellings. He concludes by saying that the present nickname of Paris, "The City of Light," should bo that of all towns which care for the health of their in habit...
Ballan Shire Council. ORDINARY MEETING. MONDAY, JANUARY 5TH, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 8 January 1914
B^Han Shire Council. ORDINARY MEETING. Monday, Jandarv 5th, 1914. . Prosont:—Crs H. Cameron (presi dent, in tlto chair), A. Stewart,' J D. Ferguson,-J. W»lt«rs, J.,0. Inglis, 0. Winter, ' fl. Evans, R, A. Ford, S. j Clark, A, McLuod IJamilton. Auditor's Report. Mr I). V. Nixon, auditor, reported I as follows:— 1 I hare now completed the audit of I the accounts of the Shire of Gallan for the year ended 30th September, 1913, and fiuvt certified the same as correct, subject to this report, which is to be taken in conjunction with the reports of Mr Allan Murray, duted 24th and 30th July, 1913, and the reports of the Municipal Inspectors, dated 19th and 20th August, 1913. Subject to this qualification, I am of) opinion that the balance sheet* state ment of rates, and statement..of con- I tracts may. be. accoptod .as; correct. XMitf statement of.Tocoipts and expen diture is-correct as regards the total amount received and expended. The j expenditure includes corLatu amounts which arc' now...
PEARS BECOMING SCARCE. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 8 January 1914
PEARS BECOMING SCARCE. During the last few years the de mand. for perfect pearls has been bo great that now the supply on hand is practically exhausted, and the leading jewellers of Europe fear that for some time there will bo a dearth of these costly gems. "It is true," .says M. O. Chincollo, an expert, writing on the subject, "that in the thousands of pearl oysters which are being constantly brought up from the deep, many beautiful pearls are found, but even if twice as many were found the supply would still bo insufficient. The price of pearls has increased greatly of late, yet tho more they cost the more eagerly are they sought. "Naturally, tho demand is greatest for those which are faultless. A jew eller who has a finei row of symmetrical pearls can be sure of selling it at a high prico. A few days ago I saw a necklace containing 45 pearls, of which 12 were black. _ It is worth £10,000, .and will certainly be sold within a week. "Wealthy Americans are especially fond-of pearls....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 8 January 1914
To stand this Soason at Emly Puck, BALLAN, The Welsh Pony Stallion, Stylish Lad. Stylish Lad, 3-yrs-old, is a rich bay cob, stands 12.3 and was imported from Now Zealand. In 1913 lie won first prize at the Melbourne Royal Show in the 13 hand class and Reserve Champion in the 12 and 13 liand class; 2nd at Bendigo in under 14 hands, and 2nd at Bacchus Marsh in under 11 hand*. Sire Julius Ceaisar (imp), dam Blaok Rose by Comet (imp). Tkbm;, £4 4s guaranteed, for a limited numbor. of i^rc^. Good grass paddocks at I/O per week, all care taken but no responsibility. E. J. Watson, Emly Park, Ballan. Ledgers, cash books, minute books, i day books, pan carbon books, order books, pocket boo^s, in faofr, every thing in the account book line stocked | at the "Times" office. ' Your notcpapei- neatly headed at the "Times" office. This adds indi viduality to the nser—try it.