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BRITISH FOOD IMPORTS. DECLINING SUPPLIES EVER-GROWING MARKETS [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 20 February 1914
BRITISH. FOOD IMPORTS;' DECLINING .SUEPJjlICS KVEU-GHOWlNCi JUUKETS Tlio report of tho Hoard of Agricul tiii'u on tho farm products imported into Groat Britain give; an imprestuvo idea of tho valuo of that country as a market for our supplier of meat, hut tor, choose, wool, Iruit, grain, or for anything useful wliioh our seniors can raiso from tho generous soil ol this Do minion. Tho average annual valuo of agri cultural commodities of ail kinds im ported into Great Britain during the last five years is giwn as .L2(W,111 1,000, and tho ineroaso over tho saniu period twenty years ago is no less than £03,351,000. Tho report dealing with meat .shows that Great Britain now imports no less | than 21,20^,000 cwt. of meal, during | the >var, and consumes H2,0f>2,000 mvi. I raised by British tarmers, making a | total of 0^,^55,000 cwt. equal to 1311b : per head of population. During the j Inst twelve years there lias been an I increase in consumption of 1,250.000 | owt., ol which $00,...
FEEDING CALVES. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 20 February 1914
FEEDING CALVES. Clover hay is tho best to keop before thy young; call us soon an it will begin to cat. I'ea and oat hay is also good. "When tho calf is four or. live months old a little lucerne may bo given, but care .should bo taken not to food too much, as there is danger of tho lucerne causing scours. To raise calves with out any skiinmilk is not very satisfac tory, although there are some good calf meals on the market, but will not take tho place of skim-milk entirely. It has been suggested that aft-or a calf is two or three weeks old, a bean soup may bo given, which is prepared as follows:—Parboil tho beans in .soda, then drain olf tho water and boil again Until soft; squeeze through a eolander add salt, until the soup iuts a de cidedly brackish taste. Then stir in >ome pollard and linseed meal, and add lukewarm water until each calf receives about three quarts of tho mixture. Of course the amount to be given will vary with the different ealvcs. Whon . calve* arc raised 011 ...
APPLE EXPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 20 February 1914
APPLE EXPORTS. Fruitgrowers, who export apples to fturupe, tvi/i bo interested in somo sta tistics compiled by Mr Thos. Boss Walker, regarding the aotual results of shipments made last .season from Tas mania, under the privato marks of individual orchardiats. Thd opera tions of 20 small growers, ranging in quantity from 111 to 803 fjases, and aggregating G-10U eases for the 6cason, gave a net return on 1lobart wharf of G/10 io U,i) per eato. Sixty seven other growers rxporled between them 32,-lGo and tlieir individual averago net re turn for the season on Xlobart wliarf ranged from 3/9 to o/D per caso. It niii.st bu remembered that Tasmanian apples as a rule do not sell in Europo at sueli high prices as those from tlio main land of Australia. This evidence tends lo .show that small linos of welJ selectetl and oarefully-packed apples realise nioro money than the same class of fruit in large quantities. Buyers apparent^' nro prepared to pay a con siderable premium to secure the whole ...
Mollongghip. CHURCH ENTERTAINMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 20 February 1914
Mollonggliip. CHURCH ENTKRTAINMENT. The tea meeting and concert held 011 the nth inst. in the local hall, in aid of llic building fund of St. Peter's Church of England, were well attended, and should, when final returns arc to hand, materially reduce the debt on the building. The concert was pro vided by St. Stephen's Band of Hope, and the thanks of the committee are expressed to all who gratuitously gave their services to aid in the liquidation of the debt, CHANGE OF MINISTERS. The Ven. Archdeacon Allanby, after a period of about fifty years in charge of the Brown Hill district, has, owing to failing health, resigned his position. The Rev O. F. Snell has been ap pointed m his place, and will, I under stand. deliver his liist sermon in St. Peter's on March 8th. UAZAaR PROFIT. The final returns from the bazaar held recently in aid of our local hall and Flue Library gave the excellent net profit of /J22. 1'his will very considerably reduce our overdraft. The holding over of drawing of...
Bowling. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 20 February 1914
Bowling. A tt am of i rinUu, possibly four, will p> U> !.u.'irmonth lo-inorro.? to talci: pail in the match Ocsttick vasus l.uannonth. pUyas tu kuw: no I later tlusti i p in. Any of tin: following who ;nu uiulih; lu ;;o will plo t:. • a Iv»-C the lion el .ii>: —Mr. l ; IK'niu'tt, Chalmers, Ch hiiLum';, Cl'Miy, Cock, ColTcy, Cowliny, Kllis, C.io-i:, Kcv. llairison, Il.inis, JohnsN't-ilwcll, Nortlicutt, Oxlcy, Kicbiii-Ij, While aud WnifLt. Ivtcnilifr: who am taking pait i" th« Pairs Competition (II tit ton Trophy) ary rec]'wsU\l to »ut through the first rouud as soon as possible.
Ullina. WEATHER AND CROPS. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 20 February 1914
Ullina. WKATIIIOR AND CROPS. 'I'lie weather lately bus been exces sively hot and continues up to the present, with very little indication of a break-up. Whilst this is seasonable, householders generally would welcome a ijcod downpour to ensures continued supp'y (or domestic purposes, and at the same lime minimising the risk ot grass fires. Ploughing operations in some instances have already been commenced, f.'iivieir realising the im portance of early toivirg. Last year's crops were fairly satisfactory, but prices are low, with no immediate prospcct of improvement. SCHOOL COMMITTEE. The election of a new School Com mittee will take place on March 2nd. when it is to be hoped that the old committee will allow themselves to be renominated. They have done good work in the pist, and the only fault that could be found with their ad ministration is the fact (if the fault be theirs) that they have allowed trees to be slaughtered, causing great damage | to the school fences and being a sourc...
CRESWICK WATERWORKS. ANNUAL INSPECTION. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 20 February 1914
CRESWICK WATER WORKS. — ANNUAL INSPECTION. Wednesday last was the day scl apart by the mayor (Cr \V. I'. Nortli colt, J. L'.) for the annual inspection of the Creswick borough waterworks. In addition to the members of the council and the officers, a number of repre sentatives of the public institutions, the clcr^y arid others were invited by the mayor to accompany him on the inspection, and the opportunity to do so was largely availed of. About 10 o'clock in the morning two two-horse cabs lift the town hall on the tour, the ribbons being tooled by Mr Bailey White and his son, and the journey throughout was accomplished without any mishap. The first inspection took place at Lincoln's—the settling pond— and here it was found that everything was in fair order, the depth of water being 9 feet 6 inches. Brake's was next visited, and it was found that there was a good supply of water, the depth gauge in this reservoir showing 9 feet 1 inch. A short stay was made here, and those participat...
CORRESPONDENCE. THE SOCIAL PROBLEM. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 20 February 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. (jWc do not nccoaaariiy endorse or hold ourselves responsible for opinions ex pressed by our correppondentn.] THlfi SOCIAL PROBLEM. To tho Editor, Silt,— " Kelson'' perhaps knows that when a married man dies his wife and family are left to starve, yet we claim to he civilised. Our sick suffer agonising pain because they can t get what "Reason" admits we have abun dance of, viz., fresh air and food. In Dublin people were found living twelve in a room. Seven w.is common; four was the average. The Bishop of London wailed, "Why was it left to Mr MrKn to point out these tilings ?" The main reason was because those conditions were good for the profits of private enterprise, so the capitalist was vigorously silent. ITe wasn't going to interfere with the Divine will, i'livate enterprise jails a man who tells soldiers not to slaughter people, Init lets Car son go. l'rivate enterprise can give monkey dinners, dress poodle dogs in rugs studded with diamonds, and pro ■ vide ihem...
MONEY-MAKING IDEAS. PATENT OFFICE PROCEEDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 20 February 1914
MONEY-MAKING IDEAS. PATENT OFFICE I'KOUEEDINGS. At tho Patent Oli'ieo application!! | buvo been lodged in respect of tho uu* j duruiuutkmod inventions by Alostsrs, (i. U. Turri and Co., Patent Attorney No. 1, of Tlio Rialto, 'lUiJ Collins street, j Melbourne: — Shoars and animal dippers inventeu by Mr. J. Jlodcne, owntnl by tbo Chi- , .o^go f Flexible Shall Company, United1 ^Siatea, aiid Oouiihlinieated to Mr. Turri •fn'whoso namy the patent is being se cured /or the Company's convenience. , The invontiod is. more particularly for I horse clippers. Advertising apparatus to show any letters to spell out words or show sign* in an improved manner is tlio subject I of the application of a London com ! pany, Nayloigraph Ltd., in conjum.- [ lion with the inventor, Mr. J. P. Nay lor. This invention is serviceable for I d.iv and night working, and gives muhi I colour efforts from suitable lamps. j Official progress is reported on tin: invention of Mr. T. I). Smith, of I Queensland, in conne...
DISTRICT NEWS. Dean. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 20 February 1914
DISTRICT HEWS. (From Oar CorretpondenU.) □can. The lea and public mcetin:; in con nection with tliu Dean Sunday school will be held 011 Wednesday, 18th March, instead of nth March. Anni versary services will be conducted on Sunday, 151(1 March, by Rev David Munro, o( St. Andrew's, Uallarat, at 3 and 7 30 p.m. Harvest thanksgiving service vjill be held in St. I'nul's church 011 Tuesday evening, February 24th, at. 7 30. The preacher will be the Rev J. R. Hill The service will be followed by a concert and coffee supper in the Mechanics' Ilall at 8.30.
FERMENTATION IN PAPERMAKING. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 20 February 1914
FERMENTATION IN PAPER MAKING. Anions the recent improvements in handling paper-waking tnatorials is u process for extracting t)i»> .starch from cotton njg.s 1 hat aro used in making linen /Mpers. Practically all cotton cloth lias Home kind of a filler, and much of tliis is h torch. In clipping from new cloth then' i;. a considerable amount *if starch fiilor. It was the j practice formerly to soak tho rags in warm water, and then to boil them in an alkali solution. Hut the effect ol tho alkali on starch is very slow, as it causes the starch to swell up, ho that tho solution reaches tho inner part, of tho starch grains only with dilhculty. Malt is added in tho proper amount to convert tho starch into a noluhlo Ml^ar which readily dissolves out of the fibre of tho rlofch and le/m\s it free of the fiilor. 4 Tho active principle of *Jio I malt is tho "enzyme.-*'' that attack tlr&lt; ; Kiaroli just as they do in th^ Ivr/win;; ' proceeds, and convert it into a. torm | sugar that...
PROPERTY SALES. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 20 February 1914
PailPERTY SALES. -w—, Messrs J. T. Sloan and Co. conduct ed a very successful sale of cotti(;e properly at Kingston on Wednesday afternoon, 011 behalf of l)r Kankhauser, o( Balwyn (who is leaving lor Kuropc early in March), when Kood hirers were present. The properly, a w.l). cottage (G 100111s) and freehold allot ment,realised .£76, the p'irchascr being Mr Irwin l'rcston. The tanks, linoleums, and chattels realised very satisfactory prices, and complete clearance was made. Messu J. T. S!o 1 n and Co. will sell hy public auction, at the Cumberland llc/tel, Snienlon, on Tlunsday, March 1 .Hb. uijcK'i delinate insliuclions from Afr Air William 1C. Upton, who has determined lo icaiise upon 165 acres of good fatm and ;;iuJn[; land, situated en the Ti Tiec Roail, in liic paiish of lUilliitook. This compact properly is I mile; lirin Sui'Mlon, and acres is clciicd (iI lor llie pluu,-;!!, and the b.ilano' is good pasture land, with a splendid jirovvih of timber. lUiyers can lie advised to i...
FERTILISERS ON MEADOWS. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 20 February 1914
I FERTILISERS ON MEADOWS. 1 The Agricultural Deport incut of the Swiss (Jovernment have juui published an interesting report ul experiments conduced over Uu'lm years to test tin; ell'ect c»f different fertilisers on meadow land. Tho fertilisers experimented with wvre uiirogen, phosphate oi' linn-, ami potash, tho iVrtili-i'ibeing tried a Ion-J and mixed, The conclusion arrived ai i* ihat, in order to obtain the heaviest and most profitable ciop», it is ii'-o s sary to supply fertilisers containing tho three principal fertilising substances— pho.snhonc acid. pota&lt;h, and nitrog"ii. Tho extra yield obtained from this a.v> tein of manuring covers tho cost of the fertiliser* and leaves a good profu. The effect of tho manures i.s more mark ed on tho lir.sl cutting than 011 the heootid cut, the average increase, bar ing been fouud to bo from (>- to 100 per cent. 011 tho former, and -0 to 10 per cent, on the .second crop.
DE-HORNING CALVES WITH CAUSTIC. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 20 February 1914
DE-HORNING CALVES WITH CAUSTIC. Tho English Hoard of Agriculturu : gives tho following direction for tho usu j ol' caustic potash:—Clip tho hair from j tho top of tho horn when tho calf is ] from two to five d;iya old, slightly mois- , ten tho ond of tho stick of caustic with t water, or moisten the top. of tho liorn j bud, and rub tho tip of each horn iinmv i with the potash for about a quarter ot j a minute or until a Might impression ! 'has boon mada on tho ceutre of tho • horn. Tho horns should be treated I in this way from two to lour times at ' intervals of live minutes. It, during | tho interval of live minutes after one ; or inoro applications, a little blood ap- • pears in tfio centre ot the horn, it will ! then ouly bo necessary to give anotho: | very Might nibbing with tho potash. The lollowing directions should be ! carefully observed:—'1 ho operation is! bost performed when tho calf is under ■ iivo days old, and should not. bo at tempted after the ninth day. Caustic pot...
RASPBERRY JAM. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 20 February 1914
I!ASl'HKHHV JAM. Takr. -I plat of r&lt;;&lt;l oiiriant juioiy t»n brrakfn&tcupful'i—and place it in tho iircton-iiif; pan with 7lh of ciystal H: cd Mipiir. While bciiiK b-ouRltt. &lt;» tho boil it is nccci'oiiry to kcmp ;,tra&lt;lilv slirriiij;. Six pounds of ran]):;, niorly piriicil. Jifn added ti> the juico wlicn tho lattor has coin.' llirnii(:!i I lie Imil. J Tlic .jinn i« tlu n boiled for about 20 I minutes, iind when &lt;joM it is potted and ouvorod in tho usual way.
NOISELESS CITY STREETS. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 20 February 1914
NOISELESS CITY STREETS. 'J'hcio is coming into Use in Germany a cheap and ready method (if asphalting a stone-paved street which is fallowing ^ood results. The tpace between pav ing blocks arc oleuned nut to tho depth of about an inch, aud then a layer ol melted a.phalt is llowed (&lt;V«T tlio street surface, tho depth ol the layer bein^. aliout. one inch. liefore it is cooled, .sund is sprinkled on and lite surface Miiciotliid. At Frankfort a section ol this kind is now laid, and it. appear.. to slant1 tho wear remarkably well. Should tho method prove H jsliccoss >t' general practice it will ail'ord an e\w,i letil means of de-ade.'ting the nui.-A ot eity trallie at a small expense. It i. quickly eai'1'ied out, and it need not .stop tV&lt; circulation on narrow streets for any length of time. Moreover, rouair*. aro easily made.
SMEATON TURF CLUB RACES SMALL FIELDS. Officials,—Patrons: Sir A. J. Peacock, M.L.A., Crs Alex. Clarke and Geo. Fraser, J's.P., Dr W. P. H. Parker, Messrs W. P. Coghlan, Geo. and A. T. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 20 February 1914
SMEATOM TURF CLUB RACES, -* SMALL FIELDS. Officials,—Patrons: Sir A. .I. Peacock, M.L.A., Crs Alex. Clarke and Geo. Fraser, J's.P., Dr W. P. II. Parker, Messrs W. P. Coghlnn, Geo. and A. T. Leishman, .las. Sewcll, M. Longinirc. A. Stewart, A. Koss. President: Cr A. L. Nase, .J.P. Vicc-Prcsidents : Cr C. Fatvcett, .M\, and Mr N. Gerversoni. Treasurer : Mr L. Fos sytli. Auditor: Mr E. Mizzeni. .Judge: Mr C. Fawcett. Starter: Mr Jos. Charleson. Clerk of Course : Mr A. McDougall. Pony Measurers : Messrs F. C. Hodman and A. Char leson. Stewards : President, Vice Presidents, Messrs J. 13. Stephens, J. Oxley, W. Vinecombe, II. P. Evans, i R A. Mi7.2«ini, M. M. Thompson, W. 1 Smith, I). M. Pooley, G. Hridguford, M. Bourke, M. Kane, A. V. Elston, P. Holton and J. Anderson. Weigher : Mr F. C. Redman Protest Com mittee: Messrs M. Kane, A. Charle pon, II. Charleson, .1. Fawcett, and A. V. Elston. Secretary: Mr \V. Taylor. The race meeting of the Smeaton Turf Oub took place yesterday, on the ver...
WOMEN'S INTERESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Creswick Advertiser — 24 February 1914
WOMEN'S INTERESTS, By "Auibrosiuo." 'J ho new alcove, tho new collar, tho now .sin-Ill It is oimply a question of picking and (hoosiug. For example, Lhor«' is tho high girdle with filmy Ik'i . h.i. .Such satisfies a slender ligure and no other. Tho same may bo said of tho much draped skirt. Uel'oro mo, as I write, is a very pretty costume in tloworod .silk. It has a bertha with a pretty free frill, a high girdlo, which the .stylo makes higher, and u skirt with ti'fo pannier sides, gathered to tho hack a third down. Tho effect is reminiscenti of the shepherdess—Dres den China. A beautiful dress is in yellow and white etaniine, bootlo-wing ] 1 liko panniers, tlio least bit festooned! i It with a rather large hat of maline, and a parasol of not and silk, of .-amo color scheme. A lovely par don party frock is of embroidered crepo and ro>o* chiffon. First take tlio bod ice s'H-.tion--lioItTo-liko "V" nook. The sleeve is to elbow, and nenr shoulder is banded with roses, embroidery be l...