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A LAKE OF SOAP. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 27 February 1914
A LAKE OF SOAP. One of Nature's nmarvels is .to be seen in. tihe north-east corner of the State of Washington. It is a lake which bears thVe name of Soip Lake, and is three miles in length by one mile in breadth. Thei water in the lake tastes like a mixture of soap and salt, and its peouliar properties are such that when the water is heated, no soap is required for a bath, for as soon as the water colimes into contact withl the natural oil of the skin, it is gently rubbed, it forms a beautiful lather. The only drawback is that when ap plied to the head, one's hair is apt to turn from its natural color to a dusty red, if not washed with fresh water. In other words, it bleaches, the soda in the water no. dloult Jbeing the cause of this. 'rThe Soap lake is well-known through out America on account of its wonder ful healing properties. Indeed, it is assorted that its waters provide a. cure for all the ills the flesh is heir to. Rhcuma Lism, skin diseases, stomach and blood disorders--al...
IS YOUR HAT SHABBY? [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 27 February 1914
IS YOUR HAT SHABBY? If it is a white straw that' has be come sunburnt during thd holidays, try cleaning it with lemon juice and pow dered sulphur. Alix the lemon and sulphur together in a sauoer and apply with a small brush-a penny nail brush will' do ad mirably. Rinse the hat well with clean cold water, and wipe with a dry cloth. Then lace in a shady place to dry thorough If it is one of the sailor shapes it should be placed on a table or board to dry, in order to keep the brim flat. This treatment cleans and Whitens "(white straws" beautifully.
THE AUNT OF EDGAR POE. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 27 February 1914
THE AUNT OF EDGAR POE. Stories of heroic devotion In the mothers and wives of celebrated men are comnmon more than half the great men of the world have been the sons of impassioned and self-forget ting mothers. But the story of the Jeep affection of Mrs. Clemm, the aunt and mother-in-law of Poe, is touching, with a deeper and rarer .uality still, The life of Edgar Poe is', in any case, one of the most neart-breaking in history; but what ever fragment of happiness fitfully 'itered into it came through this Mrs. Clemm, whom he met when, af ter knocking ineffectually with his "verses at the door of editor after editor, hie was on the verge of star ration. Mrs. Clemnm was herself nearly equally poor, and had in ad dition a beautiful but fatally deli cate daughter, Virginia, to support. Pjut she nies a woman all heart, all pity. She realised at:oncc the,whole pirofundity of Poe's misfortune, and look him into her care froml that mo ment. O POE'S MAnRRIAGE. .The story is given exquisitely...
THE NURSERY. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 27 February 1914
.. ":.THE NURSERY. Home-made Picture Books. = Little dhildren' enjoy piotures, especially col ored ones. Books for the niounting -of pictures' are not expoensive to buy, but the mother or nurse with con structivo doveloliment will soon put to gether paste-board ;ids. of boxes and strongly glue a piece of calico to the edges to fix them in book forn to: ad mit of leaves and pidtures to be pasted liter. A strip of brightly patteined cretonnmie .pasted over the Whole, and two strings neatly seamed to the middle of each back to tie the book-together, makes strong durable backs that iwill beear . lot of knocking about. Creative Productions.-Perhaps, al tei" all, the rudely made book that.eachl child has helped to make and watched grow gives the greatest satisfaction to the: small folk after all. It is good to have niany books, and keep them dis tilctive as a olass. ' . 'The Animal Book maybe sta-ted with pictures of horses, dogs, :goats, donkueys, etc., gradually developing into an ani n...
CLANCY OF THE OVERFLOW. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 27 February 1914
CLANCY OF THE OVERFLOW. The following vigorous and atmos pheric poem appeared originally, Er Wit, in an Australian newspaper. I had written him a letter Which I had, for want of better Knowledge, sent to where I met him, o)own the Lauchlan, years ago. He was shearing when 1 knew him, So I sent the letter to him, Just "on spec" addressed as follows) 'Clancy of the Overflow.' And an answer came directed :n a writing unexpected, (Which I think the samne was written With a thumb-nail dipped in tar). 'Twas his shearing-mate who wrote 1t 'And verbatim I will quote it: "Clancy's gone to Queensland droving And we don't know where he are." In my wild erratic fancy Visions came to me of Clancy Gone a-droving "down - the Cooper" Where the Western di'overs go. As the stock are slowly stringing; Clancy rides behind themn singing, C For a drover's life has pleasures That the townsfolk never know.v And the bushi hath friends to neet him, And their kindly voices greet him In the murmur of the breez...
THE PIG A GRAZING ANIMAL. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 27 February 1914
iHE PIG A GRAZING ANIMAlL. "'. The toft' closely penning of pigs (ex cept while topping up) is a mistake. In a state of nature the pig is a grazing animal:. For breeding and growing pigs. a' grass, outrun is 'profitable. Admitting that pigs must be fed differently, from other stook, wheir housed, yet grass is still.a natural food to .them, even as it is to horses.and cows: Pigs graze as close. to the grund as sheep. It is sometimes statedi that pasture deterior ates under cows; but whether this be so or not, pigs benefit pasturage, and rapidly improve poor, quality grass. Even the very youngest pigs running w itlh the mother iwill graze a little, but should -be given some other food as Vell: ' Shad&. and shelter are neces sary. Sunburn is to be guaided against. 'Even with ·larger pigs, a sudden change from dull to sunny tietther 'during the 'hotter portion or the year means sunburn,. When grass is.plentiful; 'store pigs of all ages can ie :run .on it 'cheaply, and need but v...
BENDOC ROAD. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 27 February 1914
BENDOC ROAD At the council meeting Ors Hutchi son and Richardson put in a claim on behalf of the Bendoc road. Cr Hutchison moved that the Coun try Roads Board be asked to take over the road. Three fourths of the popula tion of the riding resided on it. It would not be necessary to spend a large sum on it in a short time. Cr Richardson,. who seconded the mo tion, thought it should be the main road. It was the shortest and best route ob. tainable to the border being only 78 miles to Bombala. Or Watt was sorry to oppose the mo tionas the council had decided on another route. It would be impossible to take them both over and the Bendoc road would be hilly and expensive. Cr G. Nixon thought that if the Country Roads BIard took over this road they had better ask them to take over the whole council. There would be no possible chance of financing it. He believed they would have to take over the road to Nowa Nowa. The president said it was a matter everybody was interested in. Theyahad submi...
RAILWAY TIME TABLE TRAINS DEPART FOR MELBOURNE. DAILY: [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 27 February 1914
RAILWAY TIME TABLE 4--- TRAINS DEPART FOR MEL BOURNE DAILY: Sale, 7.40 am. Arrive at Fliniders street 1.30 p.m. Bairnedale, 2 15 p.m. " Sale, .4.33 p.m. Arrive at Flinders street at 10.25 p.m. MONDAYS: Bairnsdale (via Maffra), 5.40 a.m. Arrive at Fdinders-street 1.30 p.m. THURSDAYS and SATURDAYS: Bairnsdale, 5.40 a.m. Arrive at Flinders street 1.30 p.m. TRAINS LEAVE MELBOURNE DAILY: Flinders street 7.52 a.m. Arrive at Sale 1.26 p.m., Bairnedale 3.25 p.m. Flinders street 4.30 p.n?: Arrive at Sale 10.20 p.m. MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS: Fhnders street, 4.30 p.m. Arrive Bairnsdale 12.25 a.m.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 27 February 1914
Harvesting lhachiner MOWING MACHINES, REAPERS AND BINDERS We can now supply with our Mowing Machines a Scrub-cutting Cutter Bar; also a Weeder Attachment by which the Cutter lar can be raised from 5in, to 10in. above usual position, thus enabling weeds, bracken, etc., to be out without damaging grass crop. HAY RAKES, HAY TEDDERS. The best quality goods only. A large stock of duplicates kept. H. JAMES & CO. Maize Products Ppty., Ltd. Works: Footscray. CASH buyers of MAIZE on contract system at a flat rate. Contract form to be seen at the office of Mr R. J. Mosley, solicitor, Orbost, WE ARE .NOW OPENING A LARGE AND SPECIALLY SELECTED STOCK OF Drapery, Millinery, Manchester, Haberdashery, Mercery and Wearing Apparel = Of Every Description for the Show and Races. DON'T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY OF PURCHASING THE LATEST. A Large Consignment of the Latest Styles in Foot wear has just arrived, and is now opening. .A NEW LOT OF WALLPAPERS TO HAND IN VERY PRETTY DESIGNS. Don't leave your ...
THE WEATHER OUTLOOK HOPEFUL. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 27 February 1914
THE WEATHER OUTLOOK HOPEFUL The long-continued dry weather is being severely felt in many places, al though most of the crops on the Orbost flits are holding out very well. The Commonwealth meteorologist, however,. encourages the hope for a salivary phange the of.;vial forecast issued in Melbourne at noon yesterday being as follows- " Fine and warm, soon becoming un settled. Rain in the eastern half and northern oounties, with north-easterly winds. Prospects of further good gene ral rains over the eastern States during the next few days."
THE MARKETS. MELBOURNE CATTLE MARKET. MELBOURNE, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 27 February 1914
THE MARKETS. MELBOURNE CATTLE MARKET (Br ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.) MELBOURNE, Wednesday, Messrs McLean, Maczlister and Co. report:-Fat ct'le.- 2890 head yarded.-- Market 10s in advance of last week's rates. Quotations. Eccles Bros, 20 bullocks ... £12 4 6 0. Cameron, 11 do. .. 11.10 0 Clark, 10 do.... ... .. ..-11 2 6 kvondale, 20 do. .... 11 0 0 %\organ, 50do.... ? ... 10 13 0 Shaw and Sons, 10 do.'. 10 11 6 N'orton, 10 do. ..9 7 6 Bartlett, 5 do. ...: . 9 7 6 WValker, 10-cows.- , 7.18 3 Rartlett, 5 do ... . 7 6 6 -Jolgan Bros., 12 do. : _... 6 12- 7 Widdis, 12 do.... .:. 6 '10 0 Gilder, 14 do. .... ... 5. 15 '2 J. D. Scott, 11 db.o.;, ... 6 11 4 .Fat Calves--640 forward: Market arm .
ORBOST RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 27 February 1914
ORBOST -RAGES. ~-4-----. The following are the weights for the Orbost Ratcing Club's meeting to be held on 3rd March: Trial.-Olivernitus 9.3, Lady Blon dine 8.10, Digness 8.3, Gyrth 8.3, 11udest 8.0, Miss Frypan 8.0, Godwin Laddie 8.0, Miss Cynthia 8.0, Bete Bolong 7.12, . Elvery 7.7, Mary McGregor 7.7, No One 7.7. Pony Race.-Keepsake 9.0, Tulla niore 9.0, Lady Foote 8.10, Hard Times 8.5;:. Searchlight 8.5, Playboy 8.5, Dad 8.0, Soiuinpa 7.12, Sparking Plug 7.10, Jessie 7.10. Orbost Hnaidicap.-Pistol 9.0, Brownbird 9.0, Sir Quist 8.9, King Bower 7.10, Lady Blondine 7.7, Elec tric Shock 7.3, Gold Vale 7 3, John Peel 6.7, Godwin Laddie 6.7. Newmerella andicea ,-iai;l 9.0, qw!hn..ird 9.0, Siu Quist 8.9, Botany Bay 8.9, Olivernitus 7.12, King Bower 7.7, Electric Shock 7.5, Gold Vale 7.3, Gyrth 7.3, John. Peel 6.7, Chanclee 6.7. Publican's Purse.-Botany Bay 9,0, Paddy's Poillt 8.7, Qhlivernits 8.3, :Iady Blandine 7.12, Electric Shock 7.7, Godwin Laddie 7.5, Miss Frypan 7.5, Bete Bolong 7...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 27 February 1914
O wing to the show next week the MaIL,'will b3 issued a day earlier than usual. Advertisers and - others will please note that all matter intended for insertion will require to be in our hands n.t later than Wednesday next. Arrangments are being made by the Hospital Provisional Committee to con duct the luncheon room and confec tioner's booth at the show, the profits to go to the hospital fund. Some of the ladies are working very hard to make this a succass, and a meeting will be held in the shire hall to-morrow evening at 7.30, when all who are willing to assist in any way are invited to attend. Steps are being taken to raise money for the building fund of the Orbost Me chanics' Institute, as it is recognised that the present ball is insufficient to meet the requirements of the place. A public meeting is to be called at an early date with the view to the appoi.tmnnt .f a c mmittee to organise a b -zar and a series of popular concerts. A meeting of parents and guardians will be held...
ORBOST SHIRE COUNCIL. FRIDAY, 13TH FEBRUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 27 February 1914
ORBOST SHIRE COUNCIL FRIDAY, 13THI FEBRUARY. Present: Ors Lynn, (ipresident), H. Cameron, Munro, G. Nixon, Johnston, F. A. Nixon, Watt, Richardson, Rodwell, Hutchison, and D. Cameron. REPORTS. CENTRAL RIDING MIEMBERIS. We beg to report that we inspected the proposed road exchanges and altera tions in existing township roads as .in structed at last meeting, and beg to re commend that the council consent to the application of Messrs H. James and Co according to the terms and agreements contained in their letter of to-day's date. We asked the shire president whilst in town to interview the Surveyor Gene. ral on the subject, and the matter is fur ther dealt with in his report.-Received. RATE COLLECTOR. I beg to report that on the 2nd and 7th instant, I prosecuted 23 ratepayers of the East and North ridings at Or bost and Bend,,c respectively for the re covery of rates due. Two cases w(ra withdrawn, but against th: remainder I obtained verdicts total ling £33 6s 7d and £7 8J 6d costs. Re...
SHEEP AND WOOL [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 27 February 1914
SHEEP AND WOOL The most profitable element i, mixed, faruiing is sheep breeding, and'the three souqes of profit connected with it are -wool, fat lambs and mutton,.: In rais. ing fat lambs for market, h* ever, it must be borne in mind that...the best voolled class is not the best fattening class. The lighter woolled varieties, such as the Shropshire, Southdown, Dorset Horn or Loicester are more suit able. The aim of every sheepowner who wishes to get good results 'sbould be to tind out the most suitable class for his country, and keep as far as possible to that. ibis will count a great deal in the get up of the clip at shearing time. Always keep the best sheep, as goo,d sheep will-not cost any more to keep than the inferior; Never overstock, be. cause partial starvation at any time of the year affects the growth of the wool, More could be done in the fat lamb in lustry by the cultivation of peas for topping up the lambs. They can be produced just at the time when the earl ier distric...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Snowy River Mail — 27 February 1914
"-DO YOU KNOW THIS ?" Our representative, Mr Beck, will visit your district, and bring with him- Samples of all that is Newest and Best in MEN'S and BOYS' CLOTHING and LADIES' TAILOR-MADE COSTUMES. He will be pleased to pay you a visit in your own home if you will drop him a line, C.o. HARRIS' CLUB HOTEL, ORBOST. LINCOLN, STUART & CO., PTY., LTD., FLINDERS ST., MELBOURNE. "The House for High Value.'" HUCGH WILLIAMS BEGS to a:nnounce that he has taken over the Undertaking Business formerly carried cn by Mr James Pleydell and is prepared to conduct Funerals in any part of the district at reatonable rates. All conveniences supplied on application. Inquiries may be made at Messrs Drever mann and Co.'s, Ironmongers. 4 T. J. McCOY, Undertaker, " Wolseley Street; Orbost. Fsnnerals Conducted in all parts of the district. Plain, Trimmed and Polished Collins. FIRST.CLASS HEABSE AND PLUMEn Charges Moderate. T J. McCOY, who has 38 years' experi ence, knows what you require. G. H. VICKER...