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A NOVEL PILE DRIVER. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
A NOVEL PILIa DRIVER. RVER The Riussian engineer' orpis has em .played an ingenious pile driver n'hich acts'-withh great speed. : On tw orsides of the pole one-inch gaiis pipes :are :plaed in longituidinal grooves. At the lower end the pipes are furnished with 'nozzles inclined in ward toward the point: of the pile.'. A force pump drives water into the pipes, and the water, issuing finom the nozzles under :a pressure of 770 pounds to the square inch, removep the dirt so rapidly -beneath - the tile that it, sinks : three "times as fast as if haniniered by' apile, driver, 'Father (gruffly): "Get away 'fromthe fire, .Toemly." -.The weather isn't'eold: Tommy: '' Well,' I'm not waimiin' the weather:' I'm: warmin'my hands;"'--:: Tommy.:(after a long,. lingering sur vily of the uncle, who had'lost' an arnm and a: log while. fighting "for' his: coun -try)': "Is that why yon are on half-pay; uncle?" .Elderly Matron '.' 'Y shouldn 't minid the: baby erying a? little;: It strengthens :hisigsn ...
AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL NOTES. FOR THE MAN ON THE LAND. These Notes are issued every week, under the personal supervision of the Hon. W. G. Ashford, Minister for Agri culture, N.S.W., and are based mainly on the experience of the Department. No. 197. AGRICULTURAL. PICKLING SEED WHEAT To Prevent Bunt. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL NOTES. .FOR THE MAN ON THE LAND. Te No ss re issued 4very week, under the persnal supervisio of the gf, . 0. . hord, Minister for Agri culture, N .W., and are based mainly oi;the experience of the Department. - No. 197. 7 IGRICULTURAL. tIICKLING SEED WHEAT - To Prevent Bunt. Qf the various preventives for ount or stinking smut," the most: efficieant is certainly sulphate of copper; or blue-.. .stone, but success depends largely upon the manner in which the treatment is earried.out, and the present is there forei a .suitable time for reminding farmers of the importance of certain details. - Dissolving .the Bluestone. TbIe biuestonoe should be used, in the proportion of lIlb. to every 10 gallons of water, and it should be dissolved not~by throwing it into the water and allowing it to remain there for a few hours-but by tying it in a small hes sian:bag and suspending it in the water so that half-is immersed and half not. ThdBbluestone will then be dissolved mu...
DAIRYING. A TESTED HERD. And Lines of Breeding. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
DAIRYING. ..: A TESTED HERD. And Lines of Breeding. Some highly interesting comparisons are made in a current " Gazette" ar ticle by the Dairy Instructor at Byron Bay, who has done so much for the cause of herd-testing' in the Tweed Richmond district.- The article gives some. details of the highest-yielding herd in the associations affiliated with the Tweed-Richmond Herd-testing Council, and opportunity is taken to show the produce of dam and daughter with a view to illustrating that milk and butter production is a character; istle that can be transmitted, and, fur ther, That -herd-testing enables the dairy farmer or breeder to ascertain positively which are his, best strains. We have discussed this subject on pre: vious occasions in the "Weekl Notes,". but never with New South 'Wales facts as our text. This time, therefore, it is of unique interest A High Average. The herd in question is the property of Mr. J, Anderson, of Duranbah, Tweed River, and in conimmon with 88 other herds ...
HUMOUR GLEANINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
HUMOUR GLEANING8. '' What's better than a broken drumn". "I dunno. What?" "Nothing. It can't be beat." "1" .Jones inclined to intemperance?" '"I dunno. He certainly had a slant last night." Nell: "Maud's hair is what you call Titian, isn't it?" Bell: "Wqll, Titian or inmi-Titian!"' "Shall I bring you a rum omelet, eir?'" : - . "I can't afford eggs these days. You can leave 'em out." Binks: "For my .success in life I reckon I owe everything to my wife." ";Jicks:: Your memlpry is faulty. You owe me a A ver! Vicar (examining class in: - schooL): ' Pins, you know, were not invented till the tenth century." Jones: t' Well, 'ow did people eat winkles then, sir" Creditor:' "I ask yo for the last time -can you pay me that dive pounds you owe 'me" .. . " ::" Debtor: "Thank goodlness there's an end to, that silly question!" .. wiss Guide: "This ?.,the.' famous Matterhorn precipice :it is 3000: feet deep." Lady Climberi :' 'And:dq people often fall over 'theref" .: ": ,: ,. Swiss Guide: lNo, m...
THE LAYING HEN. How to Know Her. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
THE ,LAYING' :HEN. How to Know Her. ? ni regard to the selection 'of ia?i? g hens for breeding purposes, the Poultry Expert stated recently that most theor ies of selecting layers assist the be-' ginner up to a certain point, bu~ ex perience of the different types of birds` is essential. "Know your brscd" is the motto that should bhe i4zscribed over .-all: of them. I.:--it should also be understood ,that' there is a "laying" type, and some breeds conform more closely to it thani 'others; 'notably, a typical White Log. horn. However, some characteristics 'are common to all good layers, and the p'oints for judging a fowl for its laying qualities which can be recognised at sight, may be sumnmarised as follows: 1.-Pullets to be selected should be in good health and condition, and not under six months old. 2.--Start at the head-this is un doubtedly the best index; the head of a layer of whatever breed should indi cate activity and alertness, by what may be described as a lean expression ...
HOPEFUL. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
"it" is' 0HOPEFUIL. "It is true tliat Australia to-daiy is in the shadow of: a dark eclipse, .and thaLta great deal has happened to make us serious and indeed sad.. No one but. a Mark Taploy. could be jolly.under the circuinstancos. . Novertheleoss, the" mind cannot constantly dwell on those things, and we:Australians, who.areoof a happy disposition, can and willibe hopeful. if wve cannot bo merry and cheerful."-" Hon. A. H. Peakoi Preinier of South Australia.
BAKED BANANAS AND CREAM. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
.BAED BANANADS-AND oREAM. Open one end of fruit, and peel off skin, ;'then split fruit into halves lengthwise. Place in a'buittered pail, and cover with sugar, arid, 'for each banana, allow one teaspoonful of lenmon-juice. As soon as tile juice anid sugar are hot, baste with x& quarte:r ofa cupful of hot water, anid cook till. the fruit lookssoemi-transpar ont. Slip on to a dish and cover with whipped cream, i:n which put cooked cherries and strawberries. This is a good way-to use berries that are' .too soft to serve in .the usual way. :in-, stead of' the cream, sauce can be. made of crushed berries and cherries and cus taril. Serve cold.
FOR WOMAN'S EYE. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
FOR WOMAN'S EYE. (By "Blue Bird.") ,A dainty negligee of floral crepe, made with Raglan shoulders, and semi belted ;waistline. : . . .. There' will not be much change from the loose floppy garments of to-day till about the beginning, of autumn, when they will doubtless, make their appear ance mole generally . For summer wear we cannot do better than follow out the lines we hare become accus tomed to-loosely fitting blouses, coala, aid skirts, large waists, 'big armholes, and low collars; everything, in fact, that makes for comfort andt ease, as well as grace and beauty. White is more in favor than over. Scarcely any colored frocks are seen, figured ma terials have taken their departure almost completely, and the only instances where they are in use at all are as trim mings, collars, cuffs, bands, or facings, on" white or black frocks. Black is, unfortunately, very much in evidence, both hebT as well as on the -other side'. of the world... In England it is pathe tic in the extreme.to...
PUDDING AND PROPORTION. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
PUDDING AND PROPORTION. James started his thir4 helping of pud ding with delight. " "Oniie 'upon h4 time, James," ad Inonished his" moher,. there wad a little boy Wlho :at'e too i-muchpudding, and .he. burst. " Janmes considered;:' "Tlhere ,ain't 'eh suc a. thig nas too much peiiudding,", he dccided: "'There imiust'be," continued his moth' or, "else why did the little boy burst" James passed his plate for the fourth time, saying, "Not, enough boy." - l hold? ' ' ?? ?? - "e ocan, if he. sticks to-' ordinary Eiuglish,." replied ,he .lawyer. "Iti's when he tries to handle the 'to-wits'. amlnd the 'whereases"- that he. .falls." down. " ,. The Preacher: "I'm going to pray that;yo'ill forgive O'Rourke for having .thrown that -brick at you." •,O'Rafferty (propped up in bed):',"No, wait uintil.I get well, and then pray for -O 'Rourke.?' . ' Slo w Water "Have ever been in Sthe eounirtsir Noy , sir Why? do you askt " Tired' Customer: "I awas jest thinkiimg how thrilling you'd flind it-to 'it ...
THE HARRIS EGG-MAKER. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
THE HARRIS EGG-MAKER. .Most so-called egg-producers are vio lent stimulants which achieve their ob jects for only a little while, then either kill or leave the subject useless. Harris' E gg-Maker is not in this category, but is a gentle forcing food, which ..has ooeen subjected to several tests, with beneflcial results in each case. By the. aid of the Egg-Maker, hundreds who could do no good with poultry have been enabled to make a comfortable liv. ing. Local residents may prove this by obtaining a trial packet either locally." or from Poultry Requisites, 756 George' ,Jtreet. Sydney. -. Bob: "What is the ,rule.of three; Bertha? ' . *'Bertha: 'That two is company .., "You seem to find that book very in. teresting." . - "Yes, it'sdelightful. I've glanced, at the ending, aid the hero :aid hroine don't get married afterihll"' .ie: "Let me klionel ~in the duet ?: your feet and tell' youi lhow mucliI-lve·' "l ' you ,) She:- "I beg your ?ardon, sir, but , there is no dust on our earpets:" ...
Latest War News. FRANCE AND THE BLOCKADE [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 23 February 1915
Latest War News. FRANCE AND THE BLOCKADE M. Augagneur, the French Naval Minister, says that neither England nor France is frightened by Ger many's submarine threats. "The only resolution we can take," he adds, "is to determina to tighten more and more our network of surveillance for stopping Ger many's food supplies. All the neces sary measures have been taken to nullify or reduce to a minimum the consequencs of the submarine war More than one submarine will never return to Germany. WVe hope to make the JCaiser's fleet pay dearly for the loss of a few trading vessels,
Libel on Australia. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 23 February 1915
Libel on Australia. RECENTLY the Yass" Tribune" pub lished the following paragraph' fron, a Queanbeyan contemporary - With all their little,. belongings packed on a handcart, a family of six trudged zoo miles looking for work or assistance. This is not a Belgian picture, but an Australian ifcident The family recently arrived iii: Can berra, and an appeal fell oi sympa thetic ears, when work was found for the distressed-family.",. Truth," commeit ingonthe para graph, says :-" The .above smacks of either a libel on Au~stfialia or crass stupidity on the part of this travelling family (with a handcart) that trudged zoo miles-particularly in the direc tion of such a God-forsakei place as Canberra. There is not the slightest .occasion for a man and his nmissus with four kiddies tottake on a trek of the kind, unless they. are enamored of a Gipsy sort of life; for the State has made provisions for relief of dis tress of the kind. Representation to any magistrate of a case of extreme poverty...
The Rainstorm. SUDDEN RISE IN THE MURRUMBIDGEE. HUGE QUANTITIES OF FISH CARRIED DOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 23 February 1915
The Rainstorm. SUDDEN RISE IN THE MURRUMBIDGEE. HUGE QUANTITIES OF FISH CARRIED DOWN. ALTHOUGH compatatirely little iain fell in Wagga as the result of the storms on Friday and Saturday, the falls in the surrounding district are reported to have been generally heavy. The storm in the Gundagai district on Friday morning was responsible for a sudden rise in the river, and the swollen stream, augmented by a heavy inrush from the Tarcntta Creek as the result of a downpour in *that locality on Saturday afternoon, brought about a remarkable rise in the river at Wagga early on Sunday morning. The river there had only its normal flow on Sat* urday night, but the rise continued throughout Sunday morning. By three o'clock in the afternoon the max imum height of lift. uin. above summer level was recorded at the gauge on Hampden Bridge. Then the level be gan to recede until Sunday night the water was running between nine and ten feet above the usual height. In many parts of the stream, however,...
WEARERS OF GLASSES. ERNEST BOSCH'S VISIT. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 23 February 1915
WEARERS OF GLASSES. ERNEST BOSCW'S VISIT. - Tue well-known firm of Ernest Bosch, Con sulting Opticians of Martin Place and Pitt street, Sydney, who have been visiting this town for the past ten years, writes :-" On account of numerous communications re ceived from this district, we feel obliged to warn the spectacle wearing public against persons using our name and working upon our reputation, not directly, but in such a manner as to mislead and make believe that they are representing us. Remember that this firm can only bb consulted at Hatrison's Hotel, Queanbeyan. on dates advertised. * DATE OF NEXT VISIT,- TUESDAY MARCH 9th. For imnprorements to the Sutton Public School \Ir. John Jordan's tender of £19.7j1OA. has been i c cepted..... ,. - *
A Benefit. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 23 February 1915
A Benefit. T E management of the Triumph Picture Palace are giving the gross takings of to night's entertainment to the widow of the late Mr. Thos Bainbridge. The programme is a good one and includes the last series of Lucille Love, The Swindlers, Circle 17. dramas, Boilermakers' day of Best, You're wanted on the 'Phone, and Pimple Captures the Kaiser comedies, and Bobs, depicting incidents in the life of the late Lord Roberts. Won in the Clouds a 3-reel animal drama is the leading picture of Thursday night's programme.
Weather Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 23 February 1915
Weather Notes. THE highest reading during the past seven years was on 21st December. 1909, when the maximum reached 105.5. The highest read ing for the proseut season, so far, was 103.5 on the 18th of last month. We are glad to notice that the unprecedented beat recently prevailing has, for a while at least, given place to more favorable conditions. The acceptable rainfall which set in on Friday last, gave a total of 01 points, and the temperature has since been of a lower and more acceptable character.
Weetangara. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 23 February 1915
Weetangara. Our Weetangara correspondent supplies this list of wheat growers on the Gininderra Estate and on the Gininderra Creek about the year 1865:- th .ya T. Southwell, J. Southwell, sen., J. Southwell, jun., Mark Southwell, Saml. Southwell, Samuel Southweli, Samson Southwell, W.- Southwell, T Southwell, W. B. Percy, Cooke, Hut ton, 'McGrath, P. Colton, C, Colton, 4. O'Brien,' J. Crinegan, H. Parkin son, T. Finlav, T. Preece, P, Willi ams, E. Smith, S. Smith, E. Camer on, R. Kilby, D. Cameron, W. Kil by, W. Hatch, T. Wells, T. Gribble, R. Shumack, J. Coppin, P.McLaugh lin, James Young,. O'Grady, and J. Dunn. E. Smith,. Gininderra Es tate and D. Cameron were the larg est wheat growers in those years. They cultivated -about 70 acres each, and others had about 20 `acres each on- the. average..: At that ; time the yields were much lbetter. than now. If we follow the river from,.Quean beyan to Yarralumla' we coula count twenty farmers and.-there were also a very great hum1ber on the ...