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Ladies' Column. A Dainty Teacloth. MAKE ONE FOR THE BAZAAR. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 March 1914
Ladies' Column. A Dainty Teacloth. MAKE 0NT3 FOR THE BAZAAR. A now idea for a dainty tonclolh is always , welcome, and In the skctch our artist Illustrates a par ticularly pretty suggestion that, may bo ensily carried out. In size the cloth should bo a yard square, and the material is cut into curves at the ixlyes and trim med with a broad frill of laco. This frill is headed with a very narrow silver braid arranged in a tiny loop between each curve. A pnlo blue satin applique, out lined with some of th« tame narrow I silver braid ornaments each corner I of the cloth, and the same design In rnther a larger nppeara in the centre. Diagram A shows the shape in which the satin should i>c cut out, and for tho corners it should mea sure about five inches across, and for the contrc about seven. In. tho largo skctch the cloth is shown folded up, and only one corner of it is visible J but in Diagram B it is illustrated laid out quito flat, so that the whole design may bo seen. ' ' When mil...
World's Wool Production. LATEST OFFICIAL RETUKNS AND ESTIMATES. NORTH AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 March 1914
World's Wool Production. JJATEST OFFJCIAI, ITETUKNS AND ESTIMATES. NORTH AMEJUCA. Country. Lbs. United Stales ... ... ... ... 302,313,400 British Provs. ... ... 11,210,000 Mexico ... 7,000,000 Central America and West Indies ... 1,000,000 321,553,400 SOUTH AMKUICA. Argentina ... ... ... ... ... 308,151,500 IJrn7.il ,... 1,130,000 Chile ... ... ... ... ... 27,745,030 Peru ;-... 9,1)10,000 Falkland# ... ... ... 4.324,000 Uruguay ... ... ... 138;332,375 All other S. America ... 5,000,000 554,022,955 ASIA. British lmlin ....... ... 00,000,000 China ... ... 50,000,000 Russia (Asiatic) 00,000,000 Turkey (Asiatic) 90,000,000 Persia "... ... 90,000,000 Ail other Asia ... 1,000,000 273,140,000 EUKOP13. United Kingdom 142,877,011 Austria Hungary ... ... 41,000,000 Franco ... ... ' 78,000,000 Germany ... .7. 25,600,000 Spain 52,000,000 Portugal ............... 10,000,000 Greece ... 14,000,000 Italy ... ... ... ... ... 21,5.00,000 Russia ... ...... 320,000,000 Turkey & Balkan States 90,...
THE FARM. MAKING MONEY OUT OF COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 March 1914
THE FARM. MAKING MONEY OUT OF OOWS. Thero are ten rules (or making monoy out of cows and thoy all begin with "milk good cows." To put the case In a nutshell, or rather to skim the cream from tho whole matter, let us admit that thoro are, nay, seven fundamental principles of succeasful dairying, about as follows : 1. Weed out tho poor cows by means of the scales and the Bab cock test. 2. Food the good cows plenty of clcan, choico stuff as CIOBB to a balanced ration as possible. 3. Eliminate competition by pro ducing a better product than tho other fellow nnd demanding a good price for it. 4. Head tho herd with n high riafs, purebred sire. ft. Raiding the promising cnlvefl from the best onlve* only. " 6. Develop a mnrket (or your surplus bull cnlveft and other stock. 7. Feed the mind of the man bo hind the cow.
NOTES ON DRIVING IN HARNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 April 1914
NOTES ON DRIVING IN HARNESS. Those who have been brought to tin4 management of horses, indoors and out, Jmvo naturally acquired that delicate,* pianolike touch, and that firm and confident demeanor which so Impress the horse that lie forth with subordinates his will and wishes to that which ho wisely tad diplo matically considers as the overpower ing will of tile rider or dr'.yy-good hands, or rather, good shoulders. The touch 011 the driving rcina or bridle is 0110 of the most in:;-ortint iiCLjiiireiuoiUs of the expert, mid it Is called gotd hands: but ilio terms are misleading, as the liamis are over rigid, and success lies in tho well regulated flexibility of the elboy, and ' shoulder joints. It should, therefore. . - bo-called good shoulders. Ucgiuivers tvlio note this fact will forth with . tarn their attention to the cultiva tion of these joinK or rather to the nerves which ..control the inusch u Which worlt these joints, anil which, once so " thoroughly acquired as to become ...
A WORD TO PARENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 April 1914
WORD TO PARENT8. Parents, when talking to and before the children use your highest conver sational powers. Endeavor to interest first, to instruct afterwards. Romem. her that children perpetually hunger for fresh~tlioughts and ideas, learning with pleasure from the lips of parents what they deem drudgery to study In books. We sometimes see parents who are the life of every company which they enter, dull, silent, and un interesting at home among.their chil ilren. **A silent home is u dull placp for young people-a place from which they will escape if they can. How much useful Information, on the othet hand, is often given In pleasant fam ily conversation, and what unconscious but excellent mental i>olning In liveLl loclai argument.!
An Eternal Question. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 April 1914
An&lt; Eternal-Question. * Thoro Is much talk at prosont by onilnent Bcionlists as to what form the spirit tnkcs after death. Through nil the nges meu liavo sought tlio rluo to this great mystery, and,' in nil probability, tlio theories which nra being expounded to-dny xvero expounded thousands of years ago by I the wlso Eastern, men. j It is certain, however, that there nrc moments in tho conrsu of tlio average person's life when tho spirit, of dentil hovers perilously near. It is just after birth that tho an gels of life and death fight tholr . fieriest battlo, niul tho next most j dangerous ago is that of soventy- | one. Tho ago of threo comas next in im portance in this respoct. Almost one-fourth of all babies born dio during the third year. From three to forty-fivo Is a com paratively snfo period, but tlio lat tor ago is ndmittndly a trying and dangerous one. He,ich forty-five safely, and you may reasonably hope to rencli j .seventy-one, tlio period second in danger to ...
A Wrinkle for Cow Bails. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 April 1914
A Wrinkle for Cow Bails. Dairymen have often felt the nml of mi Improvement Jn the floor ing of their cow bails, ami the following method is one . which com mends itself as a practicable niul clean contrivancc. It has the ad vantage of (ioin.tr away with the splash of urine during milking, which is always present when the floor is made of commit or un.v other com part surface. Tako from 1!> to'20 pieces of .'J x 1 hnrdwood and nail .them, firmly-about an inch apart on to two pieces : of 4 x o. hnnl wood.. vrho ..d x 3 pieces must be about four or five feet long, and' the whole will form an oblong floor. .Lay this long ways in tho bail with half' a sheet of galvanised iron beneath it to drain off the urine. The iron will also bo found useful for tho removal of manure. When it has been fixed in position, (he rest of the floor can be cement ed up level to make It Heat, and the whole will form a comfortable and economical bail. May'(indignantly) : "I "don't care; 1 think Harry % ISas...
Cheese v. New Milk. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 April 1914
Cheese v. New Milk. People sometimes wonder (says the; London " Dairy") whether cheoso making or new-milk selling pnjs best. At the present time it is- a question that coincs to the front because eveiyone knows that ne\V' milk has gone up in price for the timo being, while, so has cheese. The basis of comparative competi tion is easy to get at, how'ever. One pound of curd is produced from ono gallon of milk, tho cheese itself being probably something like 8 per cent, less than the original curd.. It milk, therefore, is reckoned at Sd. per gallon, then cheese is also re quired to bo sold at Sd. per lb., or, say, 7-ls. per cwt.» while other prices would be in proportion. The great drawback in the process of cheese-making is the extra labour required. Financially it is usual to reckon that tUc^Svhey as a by product would cover the cost of labour whether fori to pigs or calves. All the same, paying for the labour docs not exactly cover the cost, because cheese-making is a ticklish jol),...
The Escalator, or Moving Stairway. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 April 1914
The Esoalator, or Moving' Stairway. Our illustration, Inken from "Cos slor's ]\Inga/.inc," shows In u sim plified m inimi- the construction of i ho moving stairways which nro taking thu I'lnco of lifts in largo stores, drapery establishments, etc. its great advantage over a lift I ins in the fact Unit it is always 111 motion ; no time is lost in Inking on and discharging passengors us in u lift. Tho speed of moving is not great, of course, but Just tho speeil nt which tho passenger may with facility slop upou or from it in absolute safety. Tho first essen tial of design ' is to inspire confi dence on the part of tho passen ger, timl this was one great reason that determined tho inventors to make it in the form of a stair case-an architectural feature fami liar to all from infancy. The pseu lntor, may be* described ns a con tinuous scries, of rigid slops, unit ed ' b>t an endless sprocket chain. Through the arrangement of tho jtrucks; any desired relation of the steps is secured; ...
Prayer that Didn't Pay. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 April 1914
Prayer that Didn't Pay. Sir Walter Scott was sill iug in his library 0110 dny when a tall . Uur dcrer, who had been erecting nil inn near'by, entered and unid ''.May it please you, Sir' JVnllcr, l om going to call my place 'The ' Flodden Inn,' and yo'vo. written a poem on Klodden Fiols it struck 11 iu and the guide wife Unit yon might gie us n line for a motto." * "ITnvo you reuil the pooni ?" Sir V alter asked, - ' "Nao, sir; I'm nao a reader." "Well, I should advi.se you to read llio poem and tako a lino from it." "And what'll it be V" Sir Walter, witlibul a Binile, ro i plied, "Drink, weary traveller, drink nnil pray." ' .. .: " " JJut," cried BonifncO, aghast, "jny inn's not a kirk ; and llie moro prayin' there is the lens driukln" there'll lie; mid T dlnna want that." I "Oh," laughed Lite poet, '' I think '' I can .oiler the line. ' Drink, weary traveller, drink and pay.' '? | "The vcrra thing !" shouted tho othor in delight-. '. . ; ; liioiitciiant : "What on- eartir are .you'...
WIVES, SHOW THIS TO HUSBANDS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 April 1914
WIVES, SHOW THIS TO HUS BANDS. 'A sunshiny husband makes a merry, keautiful home, worth having, worth working for. If a man is breezy, cheery, considerate and sympathetic, his wile sings in her heart over her puddings and mending l>;;skct, counts the hours till he returns nt night, and renew a her youth in the security she feels of his approbation and admiration. You may thinK it weak or childish, if yon please, but it is the admired wife who nears words of praise and receives .miles of commendation, who is cap able, discreet and executive. We have seen * timid, meek, self-distrusting Little body fairly bloom into strong, self-reliant womanhood, under the tonio and the cordial of companionship with a husband who really went out of his way to find occasion for showing her how fully he trusted her judgment-, and how tenderly he deferred to her opinion. In home life there should bo no jar, nc striving for place, no insisting on pre rogatives, or division of interest. The husband and...
HAIL AND RAIN. HEMARKABLE STORM. HAIL SMASHES HOUSES. ANIMALS AND BIRDS KILLED. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 April 1914
HAIL AND RAIN.' HEMYKKABLE STORM. MAIL SMASHES HOUSES. ANIMALS AND BIRDS KILLED. A ihundrratorro, romarkable for llio snililciini'ss wi'li which it dev?lop"d, lull morn particularly so o» account of the phenomenal Imil which accom panied it, burs' over the town unci district about 3 o'clock on TYidiy afternoon. It commenced with small Imil, which rapidly gave place tolwger pieces, until in soiiio parts pieces of ice weighing several ounces and measuring inched in circumforenco were pounding down thickly, ninkiug an indescribablo ilin on roofs of houses, smashing win dows and even tho coriugated iron, and rondi.ring intelligent conversation among tho inmates impossible. Tho storm lasted about '20 minutes, and during that time enough hail fell to completely transform the landscape. Iu overy direction whito waB the pre vailing color. Gardens and rubbish heaps, roads and gutters-all were white an.l most picturesque, tho sight being almost the same as would follow a heavy fall of 6now. A...
Wireless Works Best During Storms at Sea. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 April 1914
Wireless Wo^ks Best Du ring Storms at Sea. Mysterious ns the transmission ot wireless messages seems to the 'vvel" nee lny niinrt. theT arc phases con nected ^vitii wireless telesn,phy «"'V balllo the scientific mind as well. . Cortain atmospheric condition. . - known to be move favourable to the trnnsmission oC wireless iihv.j-.u, . than others. Thus, the reach of nil instrument is always longei at night lliun in Hie daytime, ami on a niglit following a cloudy day tho reach is many times as long. *llu ideal condition for transmission is a cloudy day across W!,U''\'T I'hrm scientific minds aro puzzling' Ultm selves to find some explanation foi this. , ,,,, Professor A. H. Taylor, on tin. subject of wireless, calls ,lUcnli"11| to the fact that tl.o explanation I usually accepted is hardJy a&lt; m.ssi-, bio. According to this thorny j sunny days" cause ionization of Uie( nir, tiiat is, they cause disintCfcia ^ Hon by ultra-violet roys. But no-, fessor Taylor points out that lo...
THE CARDINAL COME UP WITH. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 April 1914
THE CARDINAL COME DP WITH. It is Cardinal who relate this incident as having happened to himself. One night 1 was returning to my residence in "Westminster when 1 met a poor man carrying a basket and smoking a pipe. I thought over this: He who smoKes gets thirsty; he who is thirsty desires to drink; he who get* drunk endangers his soul. This man ii in danger of mortal sin. Let us save him. I affectionately addressed him: "Are you a Catholic?" "I am, thanks be to God." ""Where are you from?" "From Cork, your riverence." "Are you & member of the Tot*l AV ftinence Society?" "No, your rivereuce." "Now," said I, "that is very wrong. Iiook at me; I am a member." "Faith, may be your rirerence hu fteed of it." I shook hands with him and left.
Wedderburn Stock Sale. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 April 1914
Wedderburn Stook Sale. I Messrs Spencer, Vains and Co re port :-We conducted our usual monthly stock snlo at our yards at Wedder burn on Wednesday, 18th March, wlion wo yarded 2800 sheep, com prising mostly.good sorts of merino and crossbred owes of good ages, with a few pens of wethers and weaners. The attendance of buyers was fair, and al though bidding -vas not over brisk, the demand was good, and we succeeded in disposing of the yarding with the excep tion of a lino of .500 aged merino owes. Quotations : -448 crossbred owes, 8 and 8 tooth, in lamb to Liucolns, 18s 3d ; 0 and 8 tooth merino ewes, in lamb to Loicestors and Lincoltis, in lines of 150 to 370; IBs Gd and 10s; 209 crossbred and comeback 4 tooth ewes, mixed, 16s 3d; 105 merino ewes, sound mouths, in lamb, 14s Gd; aged ewes, lis Od to 13s 6d; weaners, 12s 0d; fat owos, 15s Gd.
How Alcohol Makes You Slow and Inaccurate. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 April 1914
How Alcohol Makes You Slow and Inaccurate. Tho common theory that a small quantity of alcohol at tho right (hue and place and in moderation is really helpful and servos to bring out some latent power of (he body is not sustained by tho following experiments : Tho lalo Dr. Ridge mndo some c* porinn'nts at a hospital on n group of ten people, comprising medical students, porters, and nurses. lie put up at the end of a corridor a row of letters, nnd got each mem ber of the group to walk slowly from tho other end until the letters could bo read, of course changing the order of the letters in each case. A mark was made on tho door to show Die spot whore tho reading was done, nnd tho poison's initials placed beside it. Then ho supplied them with beer in quanti ties ranging from lmli-a-pint to as little an one-sixteenth of a pint. On repeating the test, not ono of t lie group could now read the let ters at tho spot where they for merly stood ; all had to go j nearer. In no caso was there a...
ONLY A POACHED EGG. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 April 1914
ONXY A POACHED EGG. Kingston, Ontario, can boast of * good many things of which it is proud, out tbo latest it can make is a Jittle bit eccentric. Of all the craay men with queer delusions there is none to compare with that of an individual who is confined in the insane asylum in that city. He thinks he is a poached egg, and for twenty years he has been looking for a piece of toast big enough to sit down on. When visitors come and meet him he always approaches them with the request for a moment's conversation in private- As he is per fectly harmless the keepers do not put any restrictions upon him. If you grant his request lie whispers in your ear: "Have you got a piece of toast about youP" "No," you say. ""What is the mat ter with you? Are you hungry?" "Hungry!" ejaculated the man. "Why Bhould I be hungry? I get plenty to eat. I'm tired. I'm a pcached egg, Mid I'm looking for a piece of toast to .at on/' Naturally this request leads to laughter, and the poached egg retires in Irigh...
Agricultural Notes and Queries. FERTILISERS ON SMALL AREAS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 April 1914
Agricultural Notes and Queries. (BY GLEANER.) FE11TILISERS ON' SMALL AREAS. An interesting quory lias ranched the writer from a correspondent at Kynbrnm, signing himself " Small Cultivator." Ho neks for hints on the method of applying lime and commer oiril fertilisers to small nrens, for the benefit of those who, like himself, cuUivato ns " acre or so." ThiB enquiry is welcomed, and it may bo said, in passing, that thoso notes will liavo an added value, if practical ques tions are submitted by cultivators, lurgo or smnll, for solution, nob oniy by the writer, but by readers of the notes, having practical knowlodgo of ilio subjects of enquiry. By tho co operation of readers interested in agricultural development, this column may bo made one of mutual helpful uess to those engaged in primary pro duction, ^ . Now ns to " Small Cultivator's' in quiries. Firab, in regard to lime^it should bo remembered that limo in its action is nob a direct fertiliser, lb, however, performs two importan...
For Pulleys. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 April 1914
For Pulleys. In the accompanying sketch* 0 represents n- picco of Jino Khofling which is userl to enrry pulleys driv ing various mnchinoH 1,y leather belting. Curiously enough, a belt will not sliiy . on a pulley with a rim, 41 s shown by the figure A, hut Mill creep up over ono of tlie ris ing sides a*hd eoino olT. All hells tend to run' into the highest part of ji driving pulley, and for this reason pulleys are made with a rim, as shown by ihn figure 15. tJibbs-"Personal appearance is a helpful factor in business success/' Dibhs-"Yes, and business success is a helpful factor in personal ap pearance."