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THE FARM. WHAT 19 THE MATTER? [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 27 March 1914
THE FARM. * WHAT 19 THE MATTER ? Talkiing; with a farmer not long since about the present demands up on the man who tills the soil, he I said :— f "Sometimes I got almost discour ' aged. Tt seems as though the col leges and yon editors were crowding i the farmers along faster than we know what to do. It didn't used to be so. The demands for this and that change are coming thicker and faster." We do not wonder that some farm ers feel like this. The minds of men are petting greatly stirred as to the necessity for more and better know ledge, for better methods concerning the handling of our farms. The very conservative farmer, like our frienl • above quoted, does not t'enl just. | clear that these things are just right so they feel uncertain. Like honest men, they want to do what is for | tho best. They do not feel like ad I mittinp that they have been wronj» in their understanding of their soil. They will confess that it does not. act as it used to twenty-five or . thirty years ago. L...
ON FEEDING OATS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 27 March 1914
ON FEEDING OATS. ; All horses when fed on whole oats will swallow some whole oats with out chewing them, and the stomach cannot accomplish what the teeth fail to do. This applies to young as well as old horses. ! A general average by chemical an alysis in a stable of 100 horses, old | and young, shows 21 pgr csnt. wast ed. Meal after meal is so overtaxed with indigestible oats, which weaken nnd inflame the digestive organs so they cannot perform their functions and extract all the nutriment even ' from the masticateli nuts. ; When you feed your horse whole l oats and you see whole oats in the manure, you don't know how much . nutriment the animal gets, because j you see waste with your naked eye. j But when you feed your horse j crushed oats vou know exactly how I much nutriment, it will get, for all the nutritious parts of the bats will j digest. ! The saliva, when the oat is opened (crushed), will mix with the diges tible part of the oat, whether the teeth further masticate it or ...
Giant Mollusc that Traps Men. PEARL DIVERS SEIZED AND HELD AT BOTTOM OF SEA. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 27 March 1914
ii i iiiiiw BiUMB—a— Giant Mollusc that Traps Men. 1 PEARL DIVERS SEIZED AND HELD AT BOTTOM OF SEA. Pearling. and romance aro synony mous in the youthful mind—facts in the industry in Australia bring this same romance oiosely home to the grown-up reader. Started in Torres Straits fifty years ago by a bahd of intrepid white aien, it has been car ried on over sinco with varying good fortune. Sharks, which are supposed to bo a gTeat terror, give the average diver little concern ; ha is more afraid of the BCa-eel of North Queensland. A diver is perfectly safe on the sea bottom, because man-eating' sharks are not ground-feeders ; If they see him they wait till ho rises /or a breath of air, and then they try to intercept him, but the diver and his long knife nearly alw"ays win. The diver's worst er.emv in the deep is the giant mollusc. This creature, from five to seven feet across fcho shell, lies with extender] jaws waiting for prey. The driver drops out of his boat with a heavy atone ai...
Weight of Calves. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 27 March 1914
Weight of Calves. &lt; Calves usually weigh 8 per cent, of the weight of the dam. Eighty pounds is a common weight, but they sometimes vary from 501b. upward to 1251b., or even more. A calf nine days old would likely weigh about 201b. more than when born. ' For rapid growth the calf should have all the new milk it will take without digestive troubles, and it should suck it rather than drink it. To supplement the milk there should be good pasture in summer and silage aiul clover or lucerne hay in winter. As a groin ration to 1 jo fed the year around os soon as the calf will eat, nothing excels a mixture of equal parts by mea-1 sure of ground corn, ground oats, and bran. In order to cheapen the grains the bran is frequently re placed by cut lucerne hay and a little meal. Sunday-school Teacher : "What do we mean by the quick and the dead ?" .Small Boy : "Them as get out of the way of motor-cars is quick, and them as don't is dead."
THE GARDEN. EFFECT OF LIGHT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF FRUIT. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 27 March 1914
THE GARDEN. EFFECT OF LIGHT ON THE DE VELOPMENT QF FRUIT. ! Experiments have been made to as certain the influence that light exer cises on the development of fruit, and. the results are interesting. The experiments were made by let ting the fruit ripen (1) in bags that shut out all rays of ligbt, (2) iv transparent hags giving an attenua I ted light, (3) fruit exposed to full daylight ; the trials were made on grapes, cherries, pears, apples, etc. ; From the results it would appear ; that, light is absolutely necessary ; on!} tlurin? the first stages of the I formation of fruit and grain. After j this initial stage has passed, the • fruit Rcem able to complete its de velopment and maturity eqtiallv well j in obscuritj as in full light, although under the influence of the latter n ■ greater amount of dry substance win' acquired. Tt was observed that the best re sults were obtained when the crow ing fruit was under the influence of an attenuated light, and also th.-it the acidity of ...
MIDNIGHT FLOOD AT SYDNEY. THE CITY UNDER WATER. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 27 March 1914
MIDNIGHT FLOOD AT SYDNEY. THE CITY UNDER WATER. Loss of life and serious damage to properly in the cily of Sydney and sub urbs were caused by a torrential down pour of rain which began shortly before 11 p.m. on Friday last. Land slips were numerous, and train and tram was accompained by thunder and vivid lightning, and in a few minutes the streets and gutters in the city were flooded. Traffic of all kinds was held up. People were just leaving places of amusement, and they were subjected to a severe drenching. They had to wade through eighteen inches of water to reach cabs and motors. Many fine evening costumes were ruined. Round the low-lying parts of Wooloomooloo houses were flooded and roads and footpaths damaged. In every shop in ! block between Loftus-street and Pitt street water had poured in torrents, carrying with it sand and mud. The storm water channels were in capable of carrying the water off. Mr, Joe Davis's mercery shop suffered through an inrush of water 18 inches deep...
MURTOA WATERWORKS TRUST. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 27 March 1914
MURTOA WATERWORKS TRUST. I A meeting was held on Wednesday . . evening when there were present:— Corns. Evans (chairman), C. Gulbin, Scott, Rabl. Mr. Engineer Broadhurst was also in attendance. A letter was read from the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission, giving Mr. Tom Murray's report on pro posed improvements, for which ^2000 is being borrowed. The report stated :— With reference to the expenditure of " £'2000 for the improvement of water supply at Murtoa, the propositi lias been discussed with Commissioners Gulbin and Slaughter. They intimated that the following work •was proposed to be carried out, viz :— (1.) A stand-pipe 72 feet high, to store 150,000 gallons of water near the pumping Btand. \ (2.) purchase ofan additional boiler with lOOlbs steam pressure per square inch. (3.) Fixing mains to reinforced concrete stand-pipe (4.) Snndry expenditure, inclusive of Bome pipe reticulation in Murtoa south, in r street westerly of M'Donuld street. 1, (5.) Engineering services,...
HOME RULE TROUBLE. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 27 March 1914
HOME RULE TROUBLE. Excitement prevails in the House of Commons over the Home Rale Bill, although the Prime Minister (Mr. Asquith) says he is unable to state when the second reading will be taken. Colonel Seely, Minister for War, will lay on the table the written in structions to General Gough, over which much mystery prevails. It is stated that wide-spread revolt exists in the ranks of the army because the cabinet yielded to General Gough, and event of. utmost gravity are ex pected. The proceedings at the "War Office on Saturday were very stormy. Field Marshal Sir John French, chief of the general staff, asserted that the officers who declined to go to Ulster merited the severest punishment, but the inter volition of X^ioIfl-ATnrshiil Lord Ttoborfcfi restored bettor fooling. An oiler ot to uAU U lSttir iTl resisting Home Rule has been offered to Sir Edward Carson, leader of the Anti-Home Rule Party, by Mr. J. S. Horsfall, the well-known pastoralist, of Melbourne and Kerarburg. Mr. 0...
LUBECK SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 27 March 1914
LUBECK SPORTS. These sports were held on Wednes day, and furnished a good day's amuse ment, ihe attendance being fair. Re sults :— Novicc Handicap—Bibby 1, Finko meycr 2, Rerden 2, Sheffield Handicap—Bibby 1, M'Tavish 2, Finkumeyer 3. Pony Trot—Sinclair's Brownie 1. Horse Trot—Bates' Mona 1 Married Men's Race—N. Womeraley 1. Sheep-guessing—L. WomerHley 1. Hop Step anil Jump—Langloy 1, A. Gnlbin 2. Stepping Competition—A. Rnscall Bowling at Wicket—G. Folkes 1. Young Men's Race—Womeraley 1. Quarter-Mile Rico L. Wotnersley 1. Old Buffer's Race—W. Purves 1.
PERSONAL PARS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 27 March 1914
PERSONAL PARS. Mr.C. Gulbin, jun., is now associated with Messrs. Young Bros.'Murtoa office. Mr. L Walker, head teacher at the Natimuk State school for the past five years, has received notice of transfer to Murtoa, and will proceed to his new appointment alter the Easter holidays. Mr. Walker's departure (says an ex change) will be a matter for great re gret on the part of the parents and residen's of Natimuk, as he possesses marked ability as a teacher, and has im proved the standard of the school greatly during his term, besides being instrumental in having a number of im provements to the school building and grounds carried out. There was a large gathering of resi' dents of the in the Jung Federal Hall on Friday evening last, the occasion beina n "welcome social" tendered by Mr-;. Wo'ilers and family to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wohlers, who were recently married. A very enjoyable evening was snent. The formal opening of the new Ru |nnvir, Presbyterian Church took place on iS;h inst. M...
A Spring for Bird-cages. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 3 April 1914
A Spring for Bird-cages. ' Jllustral oil J.ercwit h is a cage spring ft r bird-cages which many thoughU'ul ownersof birds now. fix ou the Cord .suspending tfto cage. It is a coil spring and connccts the top of the c.ijxo with the cord. This is a most commeudablc prac Lico, and undoubtedly makes the life of the bird, brighter. Every time the little ercature hops about 011 its perch the cngc swings slightly up and down, and resembles the move ment of'its natural hqusc—the tree.
Channel Tunnel Cost. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 3 April 1914
Channel Tunnel Cost. "Trains could be running through the Channel Tunnel by about Christ mas, 1920," said Mr. Arthur Fell in. a lecture at the Royal, Society of Arts. Engineers, now consider that the tunnels could be completed at a cost estimated at £16,000,000 to be raised . over about six . or eight years, one-half to be found by England, one-half by France. The £8,000,000 to be raised by England would probably, bo in £1,000,00.0 . of debentures and £&lt;1,000,000 of shares. If the same fares '-which arc now charged by the steamers were char god ..by the tunnel company," ho a(UIC(l,_l'the shares should pay very large dividends."
On Ships' Bows. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 3 April 1914
On Ships' Bows. A puzzling signal that has aroused the curiosity of many people is to be founil on the hows of vessels. Near the wnter-Iine you xv-ill notice a number of Konian figures 0110 on top of the other. These start from j the keel, a foot apart., nucl aro num bcrcd consecutively. The usefulness of this precaution can be seen at once, as the ship's master has only :to glance at the figuro on a level with the water and ho knows at once the depth of the ship below water-lino.
An Eternal-Question. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 3 April 1914
An Eternal-Question. 1 There is much talk at present by eminent scientists as to what form the spirit lakes after death. Through all the ages men have sought tho clue to this great mystery, unci, in all probability, the theories which are being expounded to-day were expounded thousands of years ago by the wiso Eastern , men. It is certain, however, that there are moments in the course of tho average person's life when the spirit of death hovers perilously near. It is just after birth that tho an gels of life nnd death light thoir fiercest battle, and the next most dangerous age is that of seventy one. The age of three conies next in im portance in this respect. Almost oi.e-fourth of all babies bovn die during the third year. From three to forty-five is a com paratively safe period, but tho lat ter age is admittedly a trying and dangerous one. Reach forty-five safely, and you may reasonably hope to reach seventy-one, the. period second in danger to tho first few hours after birth.
A Wrinkle for Cow Bails. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 3 April 1914
A Wrinkle for Cow Bails. T Dairymen have often felt Iho need of nil Improvement in tlio floor ing "of their cow bails, . niul the following method is one which com mends itself as a practicable and clean contrivance. It has the ad vantage of doing away- with-the splash of urine during milking, which uis ahyfy'K pre^ont... whpn the floor is TuWl? of ci?ni«»nt or a'tfy other com pact surface. Take from 15 to 20 pieces of x 1 hardwood and nail them firmly—about, an inch apart — on to two -pieces of 4. x o hard wood. The 4 x 3 pieces must lie about four or five feet long, and the whole will form an oblong floor. Lay this long ways in the bail with hah" a sheet of galvanised iron beneath it to drain off the urine. The iron will also be found useful for the remoynl of manure. When it has been fixed in position, (he rest of the lloor can be cement ed up level to make it neat, and tin? whole will form a comfortable and economical bail. May (indignantly) : "I don't caro ;' 3 think I.I any Kn...
SHOW FIXTURES. SHOW DATES. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 3 April 1914
SHOW FIXTURES. SHOW DATES. Natimuk—Wednesday, Sept. 16. Rupanyup—Friday, Sept. 18. Minyip—Tuesday, Sept. 29 Horsham—Thursday and Friday, Oct. 1 and 2. Nhill—Wednesday, Oct. 7. Warracknabeal-—Friday, Oct. 9. Beulah—Tuesday, Oct. 13. Dimboola—Wednesday, Oct. 14. Hopetoun—Friday, Oct. 16. Stawell— Friday, Oct. 16. Jepnrit—Tuesday, Oct. 20. Murtoa—Wednesday, Oct. 21. Rainbow—Friday, Oct. 23. HORSE PARADES. Horsham—July 1 to July 4. Murtoa—Wednesday, July 29. iMinyip—Thursday, -Aug. 6. Warracknabeal—Friday, Aug. 7. Nhill — Wednesday, Aug. 19 Dimboola—Thursday, Aug. 20. Jeparit—Friday, Aug. 21. Rainbow—Tuesday, Aug. 25. The A.N.A. conference upheld the rul ng cf ihe Chief President that the Wariacknabeal motion regarding the proposed alteration of the Constitution Act was political, and, therefore, out of order. Elmer Dillon, known throughout New York as the " boy with an angel face," was recently sentenced to three years in a reformatory for vagabondage. He is J 6, but looks younger, has...
ALLEGED RAILWAY PILFERING. MOTOR OVERCOAT TAKEN. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 3 April 1914
ALLEGED RAILWAY PILFERING. MOTOR OVERCOAT TAKEN. At the Murtoa Police Court on Wed nesday, before Messrs. E. Harrison, P.M., Messrs. M. Tobin, and J. M'Rae, J.P's., a railway employe named Peter Tracey (a married man) who had worked as train-examiner at Murtoa railway station for about ten months, was charged with stealing a motor coat to the value of £-2 ios from a com mercial traveller's samples. Superin tendent Canty conducted the prosecu tion, and Mr F. D. Mann appeared for the defence. All the witnesses engaged in the case were ordered out of the court. Horace Stanley White, on oath, said he was a commerci.il traveller for Richard Allan and Sons of Flinders Lane. On 18th March he was at Jung railway station between 3 and 5 o'clock, and he handed over fourteen wicker hampers of samples to the railway officials, all of which were booked >o Minyip. Some of the hampers were securely locked and fastened with snap locks at the heads of lids and others wich a draw bar which ran thr...
Cheese v. New Milk. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 3 April 1914
Cheese v. New Milk. People sometimes wonder (says tho London "Dairy")' whether clicese iriakiug • or new-railk soiling pays best. At tho present timo it is a question that comes to the front because. everyone knows that- new milk lias gone up in price for tho time being, while |So has cheese. Theljasis of comparative competi tion is easy to get at, however. One pound of curd is produced from one gallon of milk, the cheese itself being probably something like 8 per. 'cent, less than the original curd. If milk, therefore,' is reckoned at 8d. per gallon, then cheese is also re quired to be sold at Sd. per lb., or, say, 74s. per. cwt., while other prices would be in proportion. The great drawback in the process of cheese-making is the extra ., labour require:!. Financially, it iS'usual to reckon that the whey -as a "by product would cover the cost."of labour whether 'fed to pigs or calves. . All tlie sumo, paying for .the labour , floes not exactly cover 'the cost, because cheese-making...
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 3 April 1914
MISCELLANEOUS. A company is being formed in South Australia, wi'h n capital of ^gooo, in 9000 shares of jQ 1 each, for the pur pose of acquiring and lading over the p uent rights, title, and interest of the H^liett-H.'irris maliee shoot scorching machine. It is claimed that there are gieat possibilities ahead of this inven tion, and that the method adopted of dealing with maliee shoots will give full effects to the value of the scrub lands three ye:irs earlier than undt r the pre sent system of treatment. Besides ihe burning of shoots, it is said that the machine is also invaluable as a destroyer of stinkwort, and that it will be of great service in burning stubble paddocks, where the crop has been too thin for a fire to run, and for the burning of breaks in grazing country. The intro duction of the shoot burner has arousL-d keen interest among South Australian farmers, and many practical men believe that, in addition todestroying vegetation, it will be of great benefit in sweetenin...