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THE DAIRY. A CALLING THAT IS NOT OVERCROWDED. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 20 March 1914
THE DAIRY. A CALLINO THAT 19 NOT OVIOII OROWDliO. Ihiiry farming may \vtTl he railed a profession. II takes into e» nsi.der.i tion a knowledge of so many difter rnt linos of work that. a proper t*«t. tin:: fr.r Mieees.-fnily carrying on dairying implies a mastery of more hrnnehns than arc rcfjtiirr?l in the jTupniTit i^n for almost any other l'nn of wc.rk. Pairy farrain;; ha;: t.he further ad vantage of beiu:; the ,-»no profession that is not overcrowded. Ther»» are millions of months in tins eonn'rv that nr>st he p-ovido.i with fv>l. It. is the dairy farnvrs in a very larv measure who must. fiinii.-d: this sup ply. Comm.Teul sta::n ition, politic:-.! npr.iars, financial dm*. s ;lon, in faer any onn of a hundred things ma} &lt;&lt;e etipy the public mind and fill the press with scare hen.Is, ].nr. ninu-r lyinT a!i this is the npileniahf" fact '?li'it nun and women and &lt;-hiUivii must, have The m. «e-t .l^as. 't "'?'&lt;t &lt;'&...
A WEED ERADICATOR. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 20 March 1914
A WKKD EHADICATOlt. One of the greatest, thorns in the ; srde of farmers is the noxious weed curse. Chief among the pests is the blackberry and California:! thistle. The Government recognising the boon ' it would be if a cheap sjwcilic was placed upon the market, have offered substantial bonuses to the inventor of any system that would successful ly eradicate theso posts. Naturally the Agricultural Department have stressed the fact that, a cure must he permanent. Various specifics and methods have been tried .and found wanting. Under the direction of the ; Agricultural Department a prcparn- i tion known as Long's Noxious Weed-" I)estro>cr has been put to* a test at Pamell, near Auckland, and promises , particularly well. A piecc of land, which is completely overrun with black'lrerry has boon treated under - the direction of the Agricultural Do- ? partment. It is only a nionbh. or so ' since the weedkiller was applied, but judtrinf* hy the several roofs removed ] from tlie patch t...
How Gamblers Cheat. SOMK TRICKS OF SHARPERS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 20 March 1914
How Gamblers Cheat. SOMK THICKS OF SFIAHPEKS. Wherever you find the gambler, (here, also, will be the sharper al ways bo. ancl below are given a few of lhe common devices em ",I by him. A coin which is frequently used for the purpose of cheating at spin ning cuius is nn ordinary penny hied round the edge so that the rim is nt a slight angle. This coin pos^ses the additional advan tage of being able to be safely handled by the dupe, for the atigh is so very slight that it cannot. be detected by anyone not, in the se secrei. It will be obvious that when s'ich a coin is spun upon its edge it will nlwa\s fall on one side-viz., the side whoso edge pre sents the smallest circumference. The popular curd game called " Banker" in the hands of ;i shar per readily lends itself to trickery. The usual method of cheating at this game is to use n. prepared pack, technically known, as "longs i»nil...§Kr.is.:-l.»1,\yAi.vh in i*.* onrls of the low canls. ma'vo thorn nnrrowor tJmn the high ones, and t...
Strange Living Jewels. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 20 March 1914
Strange Living jewels. 1 To incrcaao the splendour of their toilettes, Creole beauties make us« of tho Cucuyos, a largo species ol firefly, found In tho tropical forests of South America. Strange jewels ! which must bo fed, which must ba bathed twico a. day, and must be incessantly taken caro of to pre vent them from dying. Tiio Indians catch those insects by balancing hot coals in the air, at tho em! of a stick, to attract them, which proves tlmt the ligh. which these insects diffuse is to u', tract. Once in the hands of the the Cueiiyous aro shut up in lit * Ic cages of very fine Wire, and fed cm fragments of sugar-cane. When : Mexican ladies wish to adorn them selves with 'these living diamond;;, they place them in littlo bags o; light tulle, which they arrange with taste on their skirts. There is another way of mounting the C'ueuyos. They pass a pin, without hurting them, under the thorax, and slick this pin in their hnir. Tho refinement uf elegnnr* consists in combining with th...
(All Rights Reserved.) THE Secret Island. A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 20 March 1914
VAll Uifjhts Reserved.) T H E ft Story of -3 Strange and Exciting Adventure. By W. Murray C.rnydoii, Author 'Matthew Quin," "Thn Cnrso of Cardews," etc., etc. . BYNOPSIS OF PUKVIOUS I'AKTF While on a cruise round the world In his steam yacht "I.ioailieea," Dick Valentine, only son of a wealthy Knglish gentleman residing at Heron Court, witnesses a strange peeno en acted in mid-ocean. An ironclad ; cruiser sli>ns the cariro j-teamcv Golden Horn, bour.d for San Fran cisco, and forcibly abducts from the cabin Captain Paul Volhorth, a fam ous Russian military en^ineor, who has escaped from Siberia. The Hri tish man-of-war -Malta, in answer to the steamer's signal of distress ar rives toe late io he of any assist ance, for the myst erious cruiser as soon as the Malta is sighted vanishes , at immep.se speed. pick recognises j one of the ofiicers of the Malta to he Lieutenant Grenville. Six months after his return to Knirl.-md. Dick Irnrn:; of tin- f:l(iJI;1Jri* "t.ofr V!*' U(riu"t most...
JAPANESE ENTERTAINMENTS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 20 March 1914
JAPANF.SF. F.N'TKin'.UN.Vl'.XTS St ago management in .Japan is somewhat eccentric. When an nctor is Killed during tho play a man in Mack rushes on and holds a large cloak before the supposed corpse, who rises and runs off tin; stage. The scenes urn never shifted, but tho whol-' stage revolves upon wheels ; while between the acts the children among the audience rush be hind the curtain and pl.vy until the drum beats for another act. The performance begins at. 10 a.m., and the audience provision themselves for t.wenty-four hours, curling them selves up on inpts anu ' smoking tin.' whole time. The load keel of the Vandcrbilfc do ! fender of the America-Cup, weighing* | 121,0001b., hr\3 been cast nt Bris tol, Rhode Island, U.S.A. Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain in c\ descendant oi* one of tho Pilgri.a Fathera,
CHAPTER IX. FAMILIAR QUARTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 20 March 1914
CHAPTER IX. KAMI] JAU QUARTERS. There could bo no doubt as (u the .Spaniard's identity, though he was rather roughly dres.-ed in faded blue ser:;e, flannel shirt, and peaked rap. Hi' seemed in nowise disconcerted bv the meet inc. and his smi'.e was very genial as be held out a hand to Dick. With the other baud he lifted a foamin',' pewter to liin lips, and tool: a deep draught. "Your healt.li. Mr. Valentine he said. Dick refused the proffered hand - Kave no sii:n of hearing the word.:. In a. dazed manner he snatched the rlass of brandy from the counter, and poured the fiery stuff down his throat. Ife stared silently ami un easily at the Spaniard, thinkini: of the circumstances under v.iiieli he had last, sea him, in the room of the .Jolly Waterman, at Wappini;. "H.,| WI' have drifted to;;et her apiin, my friend !" said Henor Montejo, as he not.ed the hazard and desperate expression of Dick's features. "A stramre meetinsr in a stramre plaee ! I see the hand of Kate in this !" "Then F...
PART [?]. CHAPTER VIII.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 20 March 1914
OITAPTK!? Virr.-(Continued.) T.ty-and-by lie discovered of a sud den that, lie had come up with two men ivlm were strolling ? dong slowly. Trudging nlong behind" them lie ob served, liy the plcnm of a street I.imp that both wore the uniform of Uri tish naval ot'icers. Then they began to talk in aidilde voices, mid (lie first words made his heart throb wildly. "The neighbourhood looks strange to me, Grenvilie," one said. "I want ed t.o take a. cab, you know." "It's all right," was the reply, in the mellow voice Dick knew so well. "Don't, you see where you arc ? Yon der at the bottom of the street are masts and shipping." "Yes, 1 see now. I was afraid we were lost." Dick dropped liac.k n pace or two. Jt was a strange encounter, indeed ! Memories oT the. past softened him towards liis old friend, and liis lirst. impulse was to make, himself known. Mow runic Crenville 11> lie in. New York? ho wondered. The explanation flashed upon him. -Of course, the Mal ta had beT sent, over to rep...
A DOSE OF LAUDANUM. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 March 1914
A DOSE OF LJDDAXUM. Sir ConaD Doyle, on being asked wht lie gave up the practice of mcdicin.-, replied that it was too hard work, ;ui| related a story. The doctor's first cajt took place on a cold January Mid night: The janglo of the door-bell woke me from a sound sleep, and, shivering aud yawning, I put my head out of tho win dow and said : " Who's there ?" " Doctor," said a voice, " can vou :omo to Feter Smith's house at or.cv? ifis youngest girl has teok a dose uf audanuin by mistake for paregoric, uid we're afraid she'll die." "All right, I'll come," I said. I dressed and tramped three miles -.hrough tho cold and wet to Smith's. 1'ivice on my tray I fell on the icy pave ment, and oncu my hat blow otf, and f -..ns half an hour finding it. Finullv -shutters alt closed-hot a iikiu. * ang tho bell. No answer. At last ix iead stuck itself gingerly out of the .vindon" in the third storv. "Bo you Dr. Doylof" it said. "Yes, let lue in." " Oil, no need to come in. doctor," . aid tho head...
HOW MUCH IS REQUIRED? [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 March 1914
HOW MUCH IS REQUIRED? Not even tlio spacious bedrooms of » palace contaiD enough air to last ub ;hanged throughout an entire night, and provide ono occupant with an at nospner# above the limit of physiological impurity in the morning. Neither the public nor the law yet recognises th«« JifTurence between cubic feet- of space ind cubic feet of air. Neither in bed rooms nor anywhere elso is it prac icablo to provido an adequate number f cubic feet of space to suffice without .entilation; whereas very few cubic feet of space will suffice if ventilation jn^ured that the cubic feet «f :»ir >up jlied are adequate. The value uf sj.acv. ndeed, is merely to mako the problem if ventilation ea6y, obviating the uito ^ultj created by draughts. Howorer oig your bedroom, then, you must havo more cubic foot of air during the night than those originally contained in the room when you ro to bed, and for this purpose you must. have tho window .pen. bimilarly, the chimney must al ways be open; to put...
Church News. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 March 1914
I Church News. Catholio Church-Sunday, March 29 Masses - Warragul 9 and 11, V««per« 7 Neerim North 9. Neorim Soith 11. Cuonon or EXOLAVD - Sunday, 19th March, Drouin 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Brandy Crock 2,&lt;5, Rev. H. de Pntron-Hitohcook, v.D. Tu«iday.3tst March, 4 p.m.-Dedica tion of New Pamonuge at Drouin by tha Bight R#r. the Lord Bishop «r the Diocoic, fallowed by a speci*l meeting of the Central Counoil of the p.-irocbial district; 8.1c p.m. -Induction of the Iter. 13. T. Sycr to the Ministerial charge of Drouin, do, by the Kicrht Kov. tho Lord Bishop of lppsland. METHODIST CHOECK - Drouin 11 and 7, Loncwfirry South 3, Rer. B. Crisp ; Garfield 11, Bunyip 3, Bunjip 7.30, Mr Gilsenan ; Longwarry 7.30, Mr Pallott ; Neerim South 11,- Noorim East 3, Neerim 7 30, Mr Collina ; Xoerira South 7.30, Mr I'orkett ; t"iiday - Noerim Eait 8, Mr Collins. I'HKSBYTEEIAH CHDRCK - DrOUIIl 11, 3 and 7, Rev. W. Hunt, of Melbourne ; Drouin South 3, Mr W. YOUUR ; N«:rim South 11, Rokeby 2.30 Ne...
Phases of the Moon. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 March 1914
Phases oi the Moon. March- Fr«t quarter 5th, 3.3 p m ; full moon 12th, 2.IS p ni ; last qt'arter IOth, 3.39 a m ; Dew mo'm 27tli, 4.9 a in. April-First quarter 4th, 5 41 am: full inn'in lUih, 11.-8 p m ; last quar ter 17th, 5 52 p tn ; now moon i!5th, 9.21 p m. May-First qnarler 3rd. 4.29 pm ; full moon 10th, 7.30 a m ; lasLqiiarter jwih. 8.12 a m : new moon 25th, 12.34 p in. June-First quarter "2nd, 12.8 a m . fuli mnunS'h, 3.18 p m ; last quarter Ifith, 12 20 a in ; new moon lilli, 1,5:} a tn.
Giant Mollusc that Traps Men. PEARL DIVERS SEIZED AND HELD AT BOTTOM OF PEA. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 March 1914
Giant PAolIusc that Traps (lien. PEARL DIVERS SEIZED AND HELD AT BOTTOM OF PEA. Fcarllng. rind romimco arc synony mous In the youthful mind- facts in tho industry in Australia bring this same romance closely home to tho grown-up reader. Started in Torres Straits fifty years ago by a band of intrepid white m;n, it has been car ried on ever sinco with varying good fortune. Sharks, which aro supposed to be a great terror. give the average divor littlo conccrn ; lie is more afraid of tho eea-cel of North Queensland. A diver is perfectly safe on tho sun bottom, because man-eating; sharks ara not ground-feeders ; If thoy H-»e him they wait till ho risen /or a breath of air, and then they try to intercept him, but the diver and his long kjiife nearly alu'aya win. The diver's worst enemy in tho deep is tho giant mollusc. This creature, from five to neven feet across tho shell, lies with extended jaws waiting for prey. The driver drops out 'of his boat with a heavy stono attached to his feet...
REVEALS COMPLEXION SECRET Of THE SPANISH. LADY TELLS: OW THEY KEEP THEIR YOUTHFUL COMPLEXIONS, EVEN AT SIXTY [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 March 1914
U K V K A LS ('0M ITiKXI UX SK0K12T Of THE SPANISH. fjA 1>Y TELLS OW TH KY KEEP THEIR Ywl'TII Fir L COM PLEXIONS, EVEN Al' SIXTY ' A- a ynine si'V writes one of our I'.fl'TiJ, "I ahvnVH Innl a nice cif-nr and 1-licM'fly-ti:iti-ii completion, hut reach i 11! llii" iil'p of lliirt v it e "tipli-iHlv h ng"-d. Tin' i*li. Ily winter muds and ? .in made my s*kin rough am] div ny fnre n-ed t . bum anil nmarl hornhlv i'l-r I hi" >l:ghte-;t i'xp i.unre t"> fni.-t mi . 111. I fi-ll very mnrieil tn see the lri*n&lt;lf.il chmi'P that wss I»»k:r>tr place. \ti nt this time 1 ireiit for a trip I'l'rnl, and while travelling in I he .« mil >.f Spain, became intimate with an ..lili'ify Spanish Inly. K'lowing h .«' pr Mi'i ilit! Spini-li (firU *re «»f their I v&lt;. Iy -l;m, and li pins; =lio c.nld help !!&lt;*, I t hi Iiit . if my t? . > 11 i>It>. blm nd vir-ed me to &lt;illt:iin two nines'1 of ro^e ..»airr, ono dram tincture nf b -rix >iti, ...
Weight of Calves [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 March 1914
Weight of Calves Calves usually wofgh 8 per cunt tlu-y sometimes vary from r>»»U>. upward to Il!.">lb., or even nu>r»\ A calf nine days old would liUnly weigh about 201b. more than when born. For rapid growth the calf should have all the now milk it will take without digestive trouble?, and it should suck it rather than drink it. To supplement the milk tlier^ should bo good pasture in summer and slla.ge and clover or IIIOTUC hay in win!or. As a grain ration lo be fed th»' year around as soon as the calf will eat, nothing excels a mixturo ot equal parts by nv\i SUIV of ground corn, ground and bran. in order to eheapen the grains (he brnn is frequent ly re placed by &lt;:ui lucerne hay and a little meal. Sunday-school Teacher : "What. do ue mean by the quirk ami the dead ?" Small J»ov : "Them as get out of I lie way of motor-cars is quick, nud them as don't is dead."
MAKE YOUR DISTRICT KNOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 March 1914
^AKE YOUR DISTRICT KR30WRS. Concerning some parts (it tlie district news comes hut seldom. This is not 'lie fault i.f the Editor, for he has no miraculous power uf knowing what is mippeninR in nil the places in the area f circulation. It is the fault of resid ->tc in the silent places. Will some man or w 'man take the natter on hand and cause the silence to .-a.-e 1 if no one else is doing it for your :i-trict, will YOU try on these lines ? Send accouuts of public anil social vents in your township or neighbor . ? d, such as weddings, deaths, accid uts. concerts, matters touching indus ries, etc. Do not 0 .tlier about grammar or -Celling , it is the Kditoi's worK t ' lo ik after these trifles. The barest skeleton is enough. Write on one side of the paper only. Give information, but let criticism alone. Write your name in some corner ,.iti>: ' . ? * ~ 1
World's Wool Production. LATEST OFFICIAL, RETURNS AND ESTIMATES. NORTH AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 March 1914
World's Woo! Production. | LATEST OI-FICIAJ, RETURNS AND ESTIMATES. NORTH AMERICA. CmjuM-y. LI'S. 1 nifr.-i Sfnte- :J02.^4S,40'> Hritinh ProvK f... ll,Ulr',nOO 7 .'>''">.000 Ontrnl Amwica and WrvM Indies l.O'^O.OOO 32i.r-.rin.400 SOUTH AMI'-UTCA. Argentina 309, 1*>1 ,'.o0 Brazil l,lo0,&lt;"J0 f INmmi &lt;),"> SO.HIH) Fuikiuiwis 'i.'mi.ooo rru^uay 1 oS.!.*i2,37f> AH nthor 3. Antrim ... 5,00&lt;~>,000 ASIA. Hi'itisli India (>0,000.coo ('hjna .M>.0&lt;mi/»00 l0i&lt;-sia ( A Mat ic1) lU), 000,000 Turkyv ( Asiatic) 'JO.OOO.uOo Persia 00t00'\OOi) Ai? oilier A^fa 1,000,00". 273, 1 i ^,000 Kurton-;. ' 1 t i i t *j f I Kingdom 112,H77,0U Austria Hungary 4I,000.0oo' France 78,000,or»0 GVrniany * 2f)tfi&lt;"\0o ) Spain 5'j,ni">orUiVi . Portugal 10,000,000 Greece ... 1*1,000, "no Italy 21,."300,000 , H'i«9la 3207o00,0&lt;~'0 Turkey & Balkan States 00,">00,000 All other Furopo IS.OOO/'OO 814,077,011 ...
BRAVELY FOUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 March 1914
BRAVELY POl/GM'f. A cat, which had a numerous litte »f kittens one bright day in sprint .ncouragei her little ones to froli ibout tho stable door whero she lived While she was joining them in the! .ricks and gambols, a largo hawk, wh Tan Bailing abovo the barn-yard, in » aomont darted upon one of tho kil ens, and would havo as quickly born' t oif but for tho courageous mothe* vho, seeing tho danger of hor ofl ipring, sprang on tho common onomy vho, to defend itself, let fall the prize Hie battle presently became severe t« )oth parties. Tho hawk, by the powe )f its wings, tho sharpness of it» :alons, and the strength of his beak *iad for a while tho advantage, cruelly acernting tho poor cat, ana actualh leprivine her of one eyo in tho con iict. liut puss, not in the lean* launtcd at the accident, strove wit) ill her cunning and agility for the kit t»ua till aho had brolcen tho wing o' er adversary. In this state bIio go* im more within tho power of he* .)nw5, and, availing herself of...
THE FARM. MAKING MONEY OUT OF COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 March 1914
THE FARM. k MAKING MONEY OUT OF CO^S. There are ten rules for making | mcney out of cows and they all j begin with "milk good cows." To put tho caso In a nutshell, or rather to skim the cream from tho whole matter, let us admit that t.horo are, nay, seven fundamental principles of successful dairying, about as follows 1. Weed out tho poor cows by nieaus c/ tho-scales and the Bab cocL test. 2. Feed the good cows plenty of clean, choice stuff as closo to a balanced ration as possible. 3. Eliminate competition by pro ducing* a better product than th« other fellow f\nd demanding * goad price for it. 4. Head the hord with a hi^h C):lss, purebred sirc\ 5. Raising the promising calvea from the best calves only. (i, Ucvnlop. n market f&lt;»r your surplus hull ciilv'S and other stork. 7. f'Ve.'l the mind of tho man be ) \ml the cow.
METAPHORS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 March 1914
METAPHORS. The use of metaphors often leads ti imusitiK Hibernicisms. One has heard lor example, of tho gentleman whi soinpnred his political adversary to i bird of prey which had had ita teetl pulled. Councillor McAllen, a member o. the West Ham Tu'.rn CouneiI, went ont bettor tliiiii this when, seeking to sootlw «ii!to colleagues whom ho had affronted he said, "I am sorry to have raisec such a flnniti, but I will pour oil 01 it." minority u-a.s forgotten in laugh ter, and I lie lauchtur was renewed whet later the councillor, in a burst of en tlmsinsm, referred to soffit peoplo hoi, " like tho camel which, when it didn'i irant to «eo anything, buried its heac in the Band/] Finst man (in club srnokine-room): "Do you know that I have a non that never lays an egg on Sunday P" .Second Mnh: " Now, that's most in leresting. What can bo tho reason lot that?" Third Man: "I ha TO a theory," et«., itc. Fourth Man: " It occnra to mo " lteM etc. After thoy had diBcnnwjd tho mntttr .or an hour,...