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How Rain Bores Holes. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
How Rain Bores Holes. }When rain falls it does iot ac tually soak into the earth, but bores its way in, forming tiny 'tubes. These tuibes ire so small, that it would be impossible to insert a hair in one of themr without' blirsting its Salls. Sometimes the tubes, are. blored down to a depth of four or five 'feet. When the surface dries, the water evapordtes frWom. the tubes, just as it would .fronm ad pipe. If the tube is twisted it-takes longer for the water' to. evaporatei If one takes 'a, rhlke. and stirs the ground .iifter' each rain, he breaks the tops of the tubes, and the water will stand in them for months. In this wray the farneys of the West, on the semi-arid lainls;: store the rainfall one year,. ndl raise a crop. of wheat- every. other year-there be ing.' suflicient' ?iater in two years; buit not enoughl in one, to raise a cropl Experimients with a specific of whichi the priincipal iiigredient is liquefieid gll have obtained :success ful: iesults= in the?cure i of skin d...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
ITr'"E?V.IfI FAILS "For years -o hlivo been using Clhamberlain's Cogb Jiomedy nays Mr: Herbert H Wootlead Went-, Vi'6rthl N.S:. N "We hve ~ chil "dren and never nuse nything elso .for the treatmerit of-con0hs colds and biroichial': complairits. I:. cnrifidently recommend' _ OChamberlaii's,. Cou.l IRemedy'to everyone,' more especial to parents, :who liko :myself' Have voing children's health to safeguard. '1 never fails to kive? rolief in all cnases." Sold b'y all chemistsn aid store keepers SUFFERED' AGONY .iv ITH HEAD A?CHR?S. : "I highllyreconinend Chamberlain's Tablets;'to anyone :whq siuffers from headaches, says lrs. M. K.' Berry. Marlborough !Rd., 'Yiotoria Valley, Tasmania. ""I:suffpred: agny' :with headaches and tried almost every thing. Nothing did me auiygopd "ntil a, frnoiend recommended ' hiamnerlai 'a Tablets and they soon put .me right again. Now I. would not be' without a box of' Chamberlain's Tablets in the house." Sdodby alqt oeiists and storekeeper.. WANTED KNOWNV ...
PRIVATE HOSPITALS. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
PRI'VATY E OSPITALS. An eflicient. system of recistering private hospitals, whereby tTiey will be ?laced unider a comuetent central cnitrolline, body. is beiiin devised by thlde ealth Denartment. or at least the.Deilartmentt aims at pliluinlg such a ;:stiem. At- resedt. 'nmdr nmunieipal control. these institutions are allowed to spring upl promiscuously. and there is a complete abseice: of uniformity' of aim.- Some Imanicipalities are strict .in their reauirements. others are lax:; some refuse registrition of private hos isitals absolutely. As' is the case in many other matters where municipal control dominates. there is no system and no method. The Board of Health proposes to alter all this.' It will tako the-whole of the Drivate hospitals of the State ,under its iurisdiction, and see not only that they are conducted efliciently, but that thev are used sole lv for leritimate cases. and that there shall be asi eid to the scandals which have been associated withl some of these iinsti...
COMPLIMENTARY MUNICIPAL DINNER. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
COMPLIMENTARY 'MUNICIPAL A very pleasant 'function took' place at' the Comi?meiM'iil' Hdtel yesterday- at the conclusionf' the Shiri Ceuncil'ieet ing when a complimentary dinner was tendered t: exCr. Jas. Whitehead. by thoe sreiaenth'ad mdmbers of the Coun oil. Tli President. (Cr. Parkinson) oc cdpied' the chair, and, after the loyal toast had been honored, he called upon OC .O'Brion to propose- the health of their,'guest. .Cr. O'Urien said he was very'glad to be called upon to do honor to his' late colleague, ex-Cr. White. head, whom he had known sinceo hlie came Sintotlh district, not only in the Council biut also privathlty, and he )cad had hun dreds of dealings with him, and a more straightford and honorable man he had never knovn. '(Applause). lie was' glad tlihat'the Councillors lhad gathered- to. gather to do him honor because he de served it. 'There' was nothing that ex Cr; Whitehead hihd left und ne, .bnt any one who tried td cater for thesratepayefs soon found that he had ...
FRIENDLY SOCIETIES' PARK. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
FRIENDLY SOCIETIlS' PARK. The trustees of the Friendly Socie ties'- Park will hold their first enter tainment in aid of the Park improve ment fund next Tuesday niht. Com plete arrangements have been made for the comfort of vatrons. and this po)ular rendezvoui will no doubt pres ent an animated appearance. The Star Picture Comnany will exhibit one of its finest urorammoes of pictures. Over S001) feet of film will he shown. Hand selections will alsn he rendered durin, the evenino. The trustees have made the urice of admission as low as :iossible. sixuence. and tickets are now on sale and selline freely. -
COMPLIMENT TO LOCAL ARCHITECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
COMPLIMENT TO LOCAL AR IICHITECT'S. The January number of the "Homo and Garded Beautiful." a Melbourne iournal devoted to house architecture and cardens. contains some very ar tistic photO?raphic views. together with descriptions and plans, of bean tiful residences designed and erected in Kew and other Melbourne suburbs by Messrs F. and K. Mackay, archi tects. of Melbourne and Warrnambool. The homes aunear. to be the acme of comfort and elecance. and the publi cantion is well worth studying by any one who conutemolates building a resi dence.
PRAYERS OF THE HORSE TO HIS MASTER. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
PRAYERS OF THE HORSE TO HIS MASTER. To Thee, My Master, I offer my prayer : Feed me, water me, and care for me, when the day's work is done provide me with shelter, a clean, dry bed, and a stall wide enough for me to lie down in comfort. Always be kind to me. Talk to me. Your voice often means as much to me as the reins. Pet me sometimes, that I may serve you the more glad ly and learn to love you. Do not:erk the reins, and do not whip me when going up hill. Never strike, beat- or kick me when I do not understand what you want, but give me a chance to understand you. Watch me, and if I fail to do your bidding, :seeo if something is not wrong with my har ness or feet. - Do not check me so that I cannot have the free use of my head. If you insist, that I" wear blinkers so that I cannot see behind me . as it was in tended I should, I pray you be care ful that the blinkers stand well out from my eyes. Do .not overload me, or hitch me where water wll 'drip, on me.: Keep me well shod. Exa...
AN ANCIENT DWARF. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
AN ANCIENT DWARF, A` man onamed*Rice, 30n. tall, who was born' at the Old Tower, Black friars Road, Yarmouth, over ninety years ago, and"claimed to be the eldest living dwarf in the. country, is now in receipt, together with his wife, of an old-age pension,. He, be ganhis career as a boy shoeblacklon Yarmouth sands, and was often ear ried homo in his mother's apron. ?i ::: :- :.::?i" ??:7
THE FARM. WHY GIRLS LEAVE THE FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
THE FARM. WHY GIRLS LEAVE THE FARM. So much has been said about why boys leave the farm, but how about the girls? What right has a girl on the farm ? In many cases, none at all, you might say. If she wants to go to a party or dance she must ask father or mother ; and what will they say ? No I And how do you think she feels if she bears of other girls going, and after they get back she-hears them talk of the good times they had. I think after a girl gets to lie eighteen or nineteen her parents should allow her to go out with her girl and boy friends to parties or wherever there is-a social gathering. Of course, in somne towns themr are boys, and girls as well, that parents would not want their girls to keel, company with, but this isn't always' the case. And how are the girls treated about the farm work ? They must do all the house work, all the scrubbing, baking, washing,' ironing, and -work in the garden, besides milk ing the cows, hauling hay, cleaninu the cow barns, hauling manur...
STUMP CLEARING BY ACIDS. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
STUMP CLEARING BY ACIDS. -4--t-- A New South Wales farmer report ed as having been successful in des troying stumps with a mixture of sulphuric and nitric acid. In treating a swamp stump, 3ft. 6in. In diameter, 6d worth of acids was put in en augur hole, and in five weeks time the whole stump and roots had iso rotted that they could be knocked to pieces with a hoe. A stump 3ft. in diameter would take about half a pint each of acids, and a smaller ome less. The acids are used in equal quantities, and nothing is added ti, them. A hole is bored in the stump with a 2-inch augur, deep enough to hold the quantity of acid to be used. and then one acid is poured in and the other added. Thie hole is then plugged airtight with a wooden plug. Not more than one pint of acids (half a pint of each) should be mixed at one time. Mr Guthrie, New South Wales Government Chemist, says: "There should be no risk attendline the mixing of the above quantities, provided the sulphuric acid is ad1', to,the ni...
SALTING COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
SALTING COWS. Cows that are good producers i?si approximately three ounces of sil per day; and that dairy catlet should have salt is one of the very important lquestions many of us d, not understand, and therefore nee lect, writes a Canadian dairy farm er. All animals which consume Isrcr quantities of vegetable matter ro.jl! r salt. Salt is required to expel the cxces? of potash from the animals body which is taken in with the vegctahl. foodl. Cows which do not get sutli cient'salt gradually change to a con dition of low vitality indicated by rodgh" coat, which results in a final breakdown. If salt is supplied wheI in this condition, recovery is pos sible. There is no question that salt is absolutely essential to the prcserva tion of the health of milk-producing herds, while the expense of salting cows is so trifling that it cannot lie used as an excuse for not atten-in: to such a weighty consideration. In Italy marriage brokers are a regular institution. They have rer ket-books fil...
MEXICAN SITUATION. U.S.A. AND BRITAIN. NEW BRITISH AMBASSADOR. (Reuter's Telegram.) Washington, Jan. 6. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
MEXICAN SITUATION,. U.S.A. AND BRITAIN. NEW BRITISH AMBASSADOR. (IReuter's Telegram.) Washington, Jan. 6. President Woodrow Wilson, who is at present in Pass Christian (Missis aippi), 52 miles from New Orleans,has refused to comment on the acton of the British authorties in transferring Sir Lionel Carden, Envoy Extraor dinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in Central America to Mexico. The officials of the President's en-. tourage declare that it is likely that the change has been made with the ' view of bringing the British policy in Mexico more into line with that of 'the United Stites. ' o (Sir Lionel' Carden had had:bnsid erable experience in Mexico. Ho. was. attached to Sir S. St. John's: special' .mission in 1883, and two years lator' was appointed Consul in Mexico ity.' Sir Lionel was the British :Commis sioner on' the Mexican' Mixed Claimi' Commissioh (1885-9) and has twice act ed as British charge d'affaires in Mexi co.)
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. A BAFFLED IMPOSTOR, OR, THE HEIR TO A DUKEDOM: A HUGE PERSONATION FRAUD. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
"LL RIGHTS' Re?ElRVED. A BAFFLED" S IMPOSTOR, -- OR,---- THE HEIR TO A DUKEDOM: A HUGE PERSONATION FRAUD. * -4---- By S. W. Hopkins, Author of "On Four Brass Plates," etc., etc. SYNOPSIS . OF PREVIOUS PARTS. Henry Barnes, an adventurer, finds himself sharing a room in a' New York lodging-house with a young fel low about his own age and physique. In the early hours of the morning. Barnes is horrified to discover that his companion is dead. On searching the deceased Barnes-brings to light a sum of money and a letter, the lat ter being written appqrently by' the young man's father; George.: Lover ing, 'to his'-friend Sir 'Peter Steede;! bhnker, of London, in- which he imrn plores Sir Peter "?t do all in his Dower'to help his;son Gerald, with whom he has .!quarrelled, 'owing . to the bioy's' attachment to'a -variety. hall s: inger,, named'; Mildred.. Moore. The.-letter further states that Gerald is sailing for London :-and- intends' calling on .the banker ,when ,be ar rives in .that cit...
CEMENT IN THE DAIRY. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
CEMENT IN THE DAIRY4 In " our visits among: the . dairy farms, the creameries and the cheese factories it is gratifying to note the increasing i tendency ` to use cement and concrete construction. . It. does not only show that those wo'o em ploy this class of construction '. have an eye to durability, efficiency and economy, but it indicates a perman ency attached. to the business,e that was less prevalent not many years ago. Then a dairyman built a shack for a barn, with dirt floors, and no provision for drainage. His dairy house was a flimsy shed. He figured that this kind of construction, un sanitary, cheap and flimsy as it was, would last him a few years, by which time he hoped to be fortunate enough to beout of the business. Have you ever noticed that it is the class of people who think like this that have to stay in it the ; longest whether they choose to or not? The dairyman with the right idea of economy, and who wants satisfac tion and good service, goes: in for cement cons...
RIFLE SHOOTING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
RIFLE SHOOTING NOTES.' . (BY CENTRAL:) A. committee meeting of the Warr iommbool Rifle Club wasrheld.on Moen day evening in Mr. Anderson's rooms, to receive the resignation of the sec retary, Mr. A. J. " Worland,- who, through pressure of business, is com pelled to retire. - The resignation was accepted with regret, and the thanks of the Club were tenderedfor the ef ficient manner in which Mr. Worland had conducted its business. Mr. P. McLaren -an enthusiastic member,was appointed secretary for the remainder of the term. On tho'suggestion of the captain, it was deemed advisable to appoint two members as a team selection com mittee,, which resulted in Messrs. H. ieos and .W. .C Do Grandi being 1 ecoted. A scheme was also submitted to facilitate the selection of. teams, named the ladder principle,which con sists of the members pitted one against the other (individually). For instance, the competitors are fisrt placed in order of merit by the team selectors, then the lower member has t...