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WEATHER- SIGNS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
• WEATHER - SIGNS. When you. see a man running after r ,a 'bus,,expect hail. - If he boards it, it will, soon be fair. . ! But if he slips and falls into a • . . mud-heap, there'll be a change ere '% long. • Start out without a mackintosh and gamp, then expect rain, and a lot of it. But go out in a heavy overcoat and it will lie warm and muggy for. certain. -V- • A "Haw-haw" Johnnie, stroking his upper lip, indicates * soft and balm> 'airs. I' . When von see a man drinking heavily, he'll scon get into a fog. ' If that same man reaches home with the milk and iinds his wife aw;utiir.: him, there's a storm brew ing. Step on the colonel's gouty toe, and there will he thunder. (Jive your guests a cool reception, and your party will turn out a frnst. A widow, crying over the late la mented, means much inist. The arrival in London of Hieland- , era fra Inverness indicates Gaels from^ - • , the North. - ;
THE FARM AND DAIRY. SILOS AND ENSILAGE. THEIR COMMERCIAL ASPECT. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
THE FARM AND DAIRY. SILOS AND ENSILAGE. THEIR COMMERCIAL ASPECT. I Silage is fast changing the methodi uf feeding all classes of live stock One of the ehicf advantages of sila^f feeding is the chcapeuiug of the ra tion of the dairy cow. The Hiier.ulcnt sila.ee is much mote desirabl? than the dry, woody hutts of the fodder, or even hay with its largo amount of crudc fibre. Three dairy farmers, whose testimony is here quoted as representative of a number of others, , say :—"I am satisfied that the in . crease of production of milk and cream has paid for my silo this year. My cows have milked the past winter just as if they were on crass." "Si , lagc saves one-half in the feed bills, j and over one-half in the amount of 1 hay eaten." "I find silnge excellent for dairy cows. Our cows mil's as well in winter as they do in summer ; in fact, they usually gain when we com mence to feed." | Besides the cost of the ration be.inz reduced, there is also a reduction in the cost of producing a gi...
WHAT WE WASH WITH. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
WHAT WE WASH WITH. One of tha .few indentions that are not ascribed to foreign ingenuity is that common household article. soap. It is said that the ancient Britons were the first makers of soap, and that the Romans, when they con quered England took the invention back with them to Italy. Most of what we wash with is rnado from fat, but. abroad there are natu ral soaps. There is the soap-root of Spain, the soap-berry of Chili, and the bark of the Peruvian soap-tree. At little town in Mexico, soap ac tually takes the place of copper coin age ! In another part, of the same youth American Republic the inhabi tants wit soap, finding much nourish ment therein. The Krcuch term for soap, "savon" by the way, owes its origin to the town &lt;>f Savona, in France, where vast quantities of the material were formerly manufactured. 1924. Dip brooms in boiling soap-suds for a few minutes weekly, and they will last much longer than they other wise do. 1924.
BRANDING OF HIDES. OUR PRESENT WASTEFUL METHODS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
BRANDING OF HIDKS. OUlt PRESENT WASTEFUL METHODS. ! The great waste of money entailod by our present method of branding | cattle is a subject which periodically crops up in the newspapers and lea ther trade journals. It never ap pears, however, to get past this stage, for the same injurious method of applying hot irons to the best ! part of an animal's hide still con tinues. Jn this connection it is point led out l>y the English Farmers' Fed J oration that the difference In price : of leather, were it not branded, is I probably 3d. to 4d. per lb. Then, j again, raw hides, if not branded, J would fetch Id. per lb. more, and, as ! these hides weigh from 601b. to SOJti. the difference in value is very ap ' preciable. The Federation advocates j either an alteration of the method of branding, or that the animals be branded with smaller brands, "on the cheeks, cars, or flank—not on the rump or the back, as is at present nearly always done. They consider that this would be equally disti...
THE GARDEN. INFLUENCE OF CROSSING ON YIELD OF TOMATOES. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
THE GARDEN. 1 INFLUENCE OF CROSSING ON - YIELD OF TOMATOES. In regard to the experiments with tomatoes at the New York Agricul tural Experimental station, Mr. Wel lington hns found that a crop of Hy brid plants of the first generation give a larger yield than either of the parental forms, or of the succeeding generations after the "break." The results suggest and seem to warrant the use of first generation seed only ii the main object be the production of a heavy crop. . Of course, it en tails all the extra care and trouble that artificial fertilisation means; but Tomato fruits, as a rule, pro duce a large number of seeds, which, so far, is some compensation aPAinst the . extra trouble. Tomato seeds re tain their vitality, it is said, for from three to seven yoars ; therefore | it would only bo absolutely neces 1 sary for seed-growers to raise every | third year a sufficient quantity to I covcr the needs of a three-year sale. I It would appear to be a simple ^matter for raisers of t...
Houses Without Nails. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
Houses Without Nails. ———f In Alberta, Canada, there is a vil lage of houses which have been con structed without nails. As a mat terof fact, little or no hardware of any character lias entered into their construction. These houses have beon built by Ruthenium immi grants, and their architecture is quite novel. Their first attempts at house-building are usually of the kind they had been accustomed to over in Europe, and their build ings are of tho typical Iluthenian style—log, pitch-roofed, thatched, and wide in the eaves. In many eases these buildings are put up without a- ' dollar's worth of hard ware. Even the door, an affair of slender twigs woven and laced to gether,. swings on home-made hi^ ges and is latched with a wooden hasp. The floor is of hewn logs, un nailcd. The roof, as' the favourite Russian roof -always is, is a won derful fabric of poles and cross poles, 'through and over which, has been woven wheat straw, ten in ches thick*, packed tight and solid, and laid with s...
CHAPTER XXII. A NEW ACQUAINTANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
1 I CHAPTER XXII. A, NEW ACQUAINTANCE. It i6 little' wonder that Dick was surprised by this unexpected- and beautiful revelation. The gateway had kept its secret well, appearing until the last moment to lead only to a tiny, rock-girt harbour. But, on the contrary, here was a lagoon of placid silvers water, stretching-, in both directions until its noblesweep was hidden by the curve of its shores. It was no more than a quarter of a mile wide, and- so deep and clear that one could sec perfect reflections of the natural bulwarks that confin ed it—the lofty rim of cliffs on the seaward side, and the parallel and opposite-lying frontage of the island proper. Dick's eyes sparkled as lie gazed, and a spell of enchantment held him tong.uc-tled. Before him the .fortress j Avail towered proudly, the smoking guns still peering from the square j holes. Over the top of the parapet ' many heads were visible, and higher | in air swarmed birds that had been ! disturbed by the thunder of the sa ; lu...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
GOLD INDEED. "A man from Canada sat in the lobby of a New York hotel listen ing to cold weather yarns. These yarns gavo very convincing; exam ples of the suffering and hardship occasioned by last winter's exces sivo cold. Finally the Canadian coughed and said :— "Your cold weather yarns, gentle men, make a Canadian smile. You think you've had a cold winter down East here, l>ut up my way, from last November clean through lo March " lie paused, struck his chair arm with his fist, and said— " From last November clean through to March, ' our hot water bottles froze solid in our beds every blessed night." In ;i suburban electorate the can didate was being raucously heckled, and, though an amiable man as a rule, lie was pro\oked to the sug gestion that, the conduct of one' man in the meeting at. I«*«.st was j "If I'm an ast;," roared the in terject or, "there's two of us here. Ila ! ha !" "t'\e noticed you," said the can didate, (|iiietly. 'I've heard you bray—but 1 don't w»e your frie...
CHAPTER XXI. THE END OF THE VOYAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
CHAPTER XXI. THE END OF THE VOYAGE. Dick's hands trembled a. little and his heart throbbed with quickening strokes as he gazed stea.dily ahead. But his curiosity was only increased, not gratified. The mystery was- a "mystery still, though .very close in deed did the glasses bring that grey patch on the bosom of the sea. "Well, what do you think of it?" Captain Gore asked. "What do you make out ?" "First, a line of surf," answered Dick, "and after that another line marked by bigger and more violent breakers. Then an island, like one great rock, rising sheer from the water. I should say that it was round in formation and perhaps eight or ten miles in diameter." "Good ! And is tnat all you sec ?" "No ; there is a pointed object visible above the top of the island, but T can't, make out what it is. I think it is ;i considerable distance back, and it may be a pinnacle of stone." "Anything else ?" "Nothing else," said Dick, taking a long look before he replied ; "un less you mean that dep...
The Magic Oven. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
The Magic Oven. 1 To let the firo go out-, and to go out yourself, nnd yet be able to produco a liot nml appetising di*h at a minute's noticc 011 your rot urn .rrom a long walk, shopping, or r visit to a picture-palace, .sounds impossible. i IUit nil you have to do is to get ' a sugar-box, with a lid, or a small tea-chest, costing, say, (id., and two pennyworth of hay, sufficient to fill the box. l'lace, before you go out, your stew or hash, or what ever it is, in the box quickly, wrap it round with a piece of old blan ket, embed it in the hay, close tho lid tightly, and the cooking will go on slowly for hours. The stew should be just short of boiling point when put in the box. To line the latter -with felt or other non-conducting material is an improvement, as the heat, in con | served slill longer. Renew I ho hay from I ime to lime. l-'lipson : "Young Waggles lias got i tho laugh turned on himself in his ' little joke against the Illa7.es I'ii'e I Insurance Company." Klopson : "Ho...
(All Rights Reserved.) THE Secret Island. A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. PART 8. CHAPTER XX. AFTER MANY DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
pw—wi ■iimhtii nmi«wr«rww iwim— (An Rights Reserved.) . T H E - Secret Island. A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. 1 By W. Murray Graydon, Author of "Matthew Quln," "The Curse of the Cardews," ctc., etc. •*.> PART 8, CHAPTER XX. AFTER MANY DAYS. But the young Englishman found none—Mary Ferris excepted—to share his melancholy that morning. From end to end of the cruiser all was ex citement and eagerness, light-hearted laughter and jesting. Home was in sight—a haven of refuge and rest. Groups of men picturesque • in cool, ■white clothing, stood looking for ward from the bulwarks. The officers moved about with smiling faces, Ja son Gore conspicuous among them ' in fresh linen and a new suit of blue serge, aud with the benignant expres sion of a man who would not will ingly harm a fly. The gap of the past six weeks, un eventful though it was, requires a brief mention. The fog that .had blot ted out the two American men-of war lasted all night, the cruiser steaming through it...
Ladies' Column. VARIOUS BISCUITS. GINGER SNAPS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
Ladies' Column. > VARIOUS BISCUITS. GINGER SNAPS. Mix in a basin ilb. of flour, aud add to it a pinch of salt, 2oz. of sugar (two tu.blespoonfuls), n tea spoonful of ground ginger, the same quantity "of >J mnaioa. pepper,. a. •small shako of white pepper, and a quar ter of n teafipoonful of baking soda with the lumps pressed out. Into these ingredients crumble 2oz. of butter, and moisten the whole to a j stiff dough with a little golden j | syrup. Turn the dough yu to n J floured board, roll out thinly, cut into small rounds, mid bake on a greased tin in n slow oven for [ from a quarter of an hour, to twenty minutes.
King Talks with Veteran. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
King- Talks with Veteran. b An incident typical of the King's kindly interest in his old soldiers" occurred last week, while his Ma jesty was passing through. Chilton on his return to London. -Among the crowd of spectators was a vete ran wearing two medals. These caught the eye of the King, who at once stopped his motor-car and in dicated that he would like to speak to the okl soldier. The veteran, whose name is William Angell, told tin; King that he fought, in the Cri mea. and ha&lt;l been blind for over ha!/ a century. luiving" lo-st Ins sight in an engagement. The King, after expressing the hope that Angell might l»e spared for many years, warmly ?hook hands before resum ing his journey. Colonel Benjamin Holmes, of Sum mit, Now York, claims to havo used one razor for 58 years. He estimates he has shaved hiinsol! with it 11,034 tiroes. " 1924.
BRAN BISCUITS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
BKAN BISCUITS. Mix in n basin Jib. of flour, jib. of bran, 3 Jo/..' of brown sugar (1J talilospoonfuls), and a quarter of a teaspoonful of sail. I'rcss the lumps out of a quarter of a tea spoonful of baking; soda and a quar ter of a teaspoonful of cream of tartar, and mix these with the other ingredients. Crumblo into the dry mixture ilb. of butter, and, when quite fine, moisten the whole to a very stiff dough with buttermilk. Turn on n floured board, knead, and roll out thinly, nnd cut into rounds the size of a tcacup. The rounds are baked on a jrreused tin in a moderate oven for a quarter of an hour.
ONE WINTER'S NIGHT. PRETTILY PICTURING THE WOODS UNDER SNOW AND A BUCK-RABBIT'S FATE. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
ONE WINTER'S EIGHT. * PRETTILY PICTURING THE WOODS UNDER SNOW AND ii BUCK-RABBIT'S FATE. The old buck rabbit stooped just within the entranco to his hole and stared out at tho scene—at the white world of snow, at the still treea, at tho gathering dusk. He kept there like that for about fif teen minutoa. That was becnusc lie was a really old buck rabbit ; a young one would not have hud the experience that taught him pa tience and caution. There were many rabbits already out on the white snow, adding their peculiar quadruple tracks—with the marks of the hind feet in front &lt;>f thoso of tho fore feet, so that thw appear to be going backwards—to the intricate lacework of tracks al ready there. They were vainly looking for food; but they had eaten it all up—even the bark of trees—near tho warren, and would have to Journey far if they meant to find it that night. This the old buck knew. Ho also knew the risk. Suddenly he turned to stone. Thud, thud !' went his paws on the gro...
To Disinfect a Cowshed. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
To Disinfect a Cowshed. 1 It is always good practice where a contagious disease of any kind has gained acc«ss to the hard to dis infect the. entire stablo. In fact, this is often imperative if it IS de sired to stamp out the disease. Disinfection is absolutely - necessary' where tuberculosis lias gained ac cess to the herd. Bulletin 123 of the Pennsylvania State College of Agriculture recently published gives a plan for disinfecting the stables which is valuable for this as well • as for some other diseases :— 1., "Remove all manure, litter, j loose dirt, loose, rotten boards and • scrape the floor clenn. 2. Sweep the ceilijigs and walls free from cobwebs, dust and dirt. | Wash the .feed boxes, mangers, ' bails and partitions with hot water containing enough lye or washing powder to cut the dirt.* Scrub all these objects vigorously with a stiff brush. 4. Spray the walls, coilings and flnors with bichloride of mercury solution (1,100) or a 5 per cent, carbolic acid solution (not crud...
THE FARM. Burrless Trefoil. A PLANT OF GREAT VALUE TO GRAZIERS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
: THE FARM. • • - Burrless Trefoil. • A PLANT Or GREAT VALUE TO GRAZIEUS. Two spccies of plants known in common English as Modicks, or more scientifically, as belonging to the genus Medicago, should appeal to Australian graziers (says an ar ticle in "Palgety's Jlevinw"). The • name of the plant is said to be de rived from the word "Mcdike," the name given by the Grecian scientist Diocrides to a grass obtained by him from Media. The term, how e-er, convoys btit little to the average Australian ; but when ho is informed that lucerne is one of its species—that plant being known bo tnnically as Medicago sativa—that tnfolium, or clover, is another, and that there are about forty other useful fodder plants bearing the same generic title, he will at once grant that the world of agriculture owes • a .very large debt indeed to -the genus Medicago. None of these forty" odd species ' are Australian na tives,, but a number of them have been introduced—either purposely or fortuitously—into the c...
Fishing Tales. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
Fishing Tales. r Among tho most interesting con tributors to Mr. F. G. Aflalo's book of fishing stories is Lord T)ea borough. who relates sonic remarkable facts regarding tarpon fishing. The tarpon, a fish' which sometimes reaches a length of over 7ft., and may weigh as much as 2101b., lias peculiar jumping propensities, and i£. one happens to jump on to a fisherman, or even into the boat, tho consequences may be disagree able. Lord Dcshorough says that the most exciting and exhausing "Tako my advieo, ma'am—and I charge you nothing for it—don't go to law in this matter. To toy you tho truth, you simply haven't a leg to sta that is, yoii have no case, at all, rau'am." fights he ever hod with tarpon were with three fish ho hooked exact ly in the middle of the back. How they managed to get hooked in that spot is riot easy to determine, though the experience is fairly com mon, it appears. Lord Desborough's last fish in Florida was a gigantic shark, which seized a 1001b. tarpon that he w...
Monastery Besieged by the Mad. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
Monastery Besieged by the t^ad. 1 Because a monk named Inuocott tiufl, of Moldavia, Russia, was said 'to have instantly cured a lunatic or liis madness, a great crowd of peasants besieged the monastery bringing4 their mad relatives or friends to be healed. It appears that, in that part. of Russia lunacy is vwv frequent, owing', it is sup posed, to the use of unripo maize instead of leavened bread. But the ignorant and superstitious peasants belkue that the madness is caused l»y ttu mil spirit taking up his abode in the soul of Ills unhappy victim, and, believing that Inno teutius has the power to cast out devils, thousands have lately appeal ed to him on behalf of their loved ones. A newspaper correspondent tells us that Moldavia had become such an "absolute inferno of the mad," that tho Government banished Jnnoeentius to another monastery in the extreme north of Russia, on a river called the Onega. His fol lowers confounded this name of tho river'' with tho Omega of the Apo calypse...
Burglars' Microphone. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 17 April 1914
Burglars' Microphone. The microphone is now need by burglars for picking coml inntion j locks. On turning the lock a slight sound is made when the pro per number comes opposite the woi'kin.u' point-, and this can e\cn in; h'Mi'd by a sen.- itivp oar. However, it is imperceptible to ino.-i persons. : !mt by usiny a microphone it is an c-ftsv nuiI.tor to 1 totii* the sounds. A | suitable form of tlal telephone ro ; ceiver is employed, mid it i.s ap , plied against the safe next the lock, j A puir of rubber enr tubes are used , with the telephone. In this way the sounds are heard which allow ! of opening the lock.