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Shearing Fixtures. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
Shearing: Fixtures. The A.W.U. official list includes the following. The linos represent (lute, shed, slied post town, num ber of .shearers, hand or^ machine, and number of slicep. The dates are approximate only : jni.v. > 18-Coree, Jerilderie, 56, M 90,01)0. 24- StudPark, Deniliquin, H7,000, 25-Yarrabee, Morundali, 30, M., 50,000. 2ii-Boonoke, Conargo, 32, M and Ii., -10,000. . AUGUST. . .]-Ktilki, Jerilderie, 12 M, 20,000. 1-Perricoota, Moama, 42 M, 120, 000. . . ?j-,Nap Nap, Hay, 30, H, 52,000. 1-Woodsome Lees, Tocumwal, 14 H, 14,000. ]-Wanganella, Wanganella, 20, II, 16,000. 1-Booabula, Wanganella, 14, i.T, 30,000. 1-willurah, Booroorban, .35, H, 50,' 000. 1-Zara, .Wanganella, 16, M 26000 1-Yathong, Jerilderie^.l 1 M 1S000 I-Wind'ouran, ' Moulamein, 20, M, 30,000. 1-Kerri Kerri, Moulamein, 15, - . M, 22,000. 1-Gonn,. Keraug, Vic, 24, M, 3S,000. 1-Quiamong, Conargo, 16, -M, ' 20,000. 1-Matlioura, Matlioura, 30, M, 60,000. . 1-Marsha, Moulamein, 20, H, and M, 20,000. ? _ X-Woor...
Rabbit Inspector's Report. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
Rabbit'Inspector's Re . port. Inspector Weir reported Since the meeting 011 the 5th ult. he went through Tuppal to Finley, and did not see a rabbit. .He had put up fournotices on T.S.R's. Saw some working'burrows on W.J. Bur burv's, * adjoining T.S.R 14,491, north of Finley. Inspected portion of J. R. Hoodie's, R. Suttoii's and W. Breaden's, but had seen no rabbits on the former only an odd otie or two on the two latter. He was- informed ttTat. Tuppal station blocks, hear J. Blair's, on which ; there were a few rabbits,- would be attended to by a rabbiter. Saw no rabbits on P. Dwyer's property; Mr Dwyer intends ploughing up war rens and digging out burrows.1 In spected portions of Mrs Choraley's, J. Loonev'S, and Casey's, but saw no rabbits. Work is not satis factory on Bell Bros.' property (Quartz Reserve), although they informed^ him they had destroved .250 rabbits since previous inspection, used half a gallon of carbon, and were hunting with a pack of 12 dogs, still he saw numero...
THE DAIRY. THE AERATION OF MILK. RECTIFYING BAD FLAVORS. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
THE DAIRY. THE AERATION OF MILK, RECTIFYING BAD FLAVORS, The "aeration" of milk la an Important matter. The term means the applica tion of air with a vle\v of dispelling any odor that the mill: may possess. It is a well known fact that each cow's milk has certain cha racteristics entirely its own. Although' perhaps not perceptible to the average person, no two cows give millc exactly alike in flavor and aroma. This characterletk; is called a "cowy" odor,, end there Is no method of altogether pre venting it, however carefully the milk-* ing process bp carried out. This "cowy * smell is particularly noticeable, in millc straight from the cow, arid, of course, when still warm', the smell disappearing upon the milk getting cool. At all events, it is thon practically unnotlceable. "WhUo this is quite natural, there are other odors found wheh are both objectionable . and unnatural. They aro' caused by, the use of certain foods. The peculiar part of this is that the odor either ap pears wh...
CLEANING WHITE GLOVES. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
CLEANING WHITE GLOVES. There is no excuse for not wearing white gloves in the morning,' because to keep .them clean is so little trouble and absolutely no expense. Tn the afternoon or evening tho glovos should bo put to soak overnight in wator that is only warm, but very ?feoapy. Any good white laundry soap servos the purpose. In cases where tho gloves aro extremely dirtv soap may ho rubbed on them directly, but this sometimes stiffons tho leather. After lying in tho water until tho next day tho gloyes should bo put into a fresh soapy bath and squeezed, not rubbod, under water. Tho soaking will have loosened tho dirt, and this ono hath should be sufficient cleansing. If it is not, put the gloves through anothor soany water and then rinse in warm, not hot, water, always squeez ing and never rubbing. When tho last vestige of grimo is removed, spread out the gloves on a soft towel, pulling them into Bhape. Every hour or so afterward they should bo taken down and rubbed between tho hand...
STAMP-LICKING MACHINES. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
STAMP-LICKING MACHINES. Stamp-licking, tho office boy's bane, is to bo abolished by a now invention -a machine which places the stamp on tho letter without any human aid be yond the pressing of;a lover. Tho macliino, the inventor claims, is unbreakable, so it can be left in the street all niglit-which means that it will never be top late to get a stamp. Tho stamp-licker, which will pro-' bably bo in general use in England in October, is enclosed in a species of cupboard. .Altogether it looks very similar to an automatic machine. The envelope ia put into a little slot. One, two, or three pennies, ac cording to .tho number of stamps re quired, are placed in slots, and a lover is pressed down. Tho: envelope is withdrawn-rand, there Tare tho Btamps upon it. ~ The changing of a finger on a dial will causo stamps of any value required to bo stuck on the envelope. No base or foreign coins arc accepted by tho machine. All' coins aro weighed on a balance in tjie interior; and if they are fou...
SCIENCE AND THE SPIRIT WORLD. SIR OLIVER LODGE'S REMARKABLE STATEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
SCIENCE AND THE SPIRIT I WORLD. I SIR OLIVER LODGE'S REMARK ABLE STATEMENT. "Like oxcavators engaged in boring a tunnel from opposite ends, amid tho roar of water and other noises, wo are beginning to hoar now and then tho strokes of tho pickaxes of our comrades 011 tho other side." In these dramatic words Sir Oliver Lodge, F.R.S., Prin cipal of Birmingham University, made some astonishing statements recently at a meeting of tho Psychical Research Society .concerning secret and exhaus tive tests which that society had made in connection with Spiritualism. The principal mediums, or "antomatista," as Sir Oliver termed them, have boon Mrs. Pipor and Mrs. Vorrall. "Tho most important sot of phe nomena are those of automatic writing and talking," continued Sir Oliver Lodgo, quietly; and then, amid o broathlesa pause, he went on: 4'And what do wo find ? Wb find the late Edmund Gurnoy and the late Richard Hodgson, and the late F. W. H. My* ors, with some other less-known names, constantly ...
QUITE RIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
QUITE RIGHT. The ministor was addressing the Sunday school. ."Childron, I want to talk to you for a. few moments about ono of the most wonderful, ono of the most important, organs in the wholo world," 110 said. ""What is it tlmt throbs away, beatB away, never stopping, novor ceasing, whother you wako or sleep, niglit or day, week in and week out, month in and month out, year in and year, out, without any volition on your part, hid den away in tho depths, as it were, unseen by you, throbbing, throbbing, throbbing rhythmically all your lifo , long?" I ' During this pause for oratorical cf | feet a small voice was heard:-"I know; it's tho gas metro.V
PEOPLE KNOWN BY THEIR WALK. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
PEOPLE KNOWN BY THEIR WALK. "There's a conceited man coming down the street," said the observant girl in tlio group on a corner. "How do.I know? By his walk. I can tell the chief trait in any person's charac ter by watching him or her walk. "For instance, if a man walks with a heavy lift to his hips he's sure to bo obstinate. If ho sinks down a little on his lieols ho has a comfortable attitude toward life and the world in general; in fact, ho's a bit lazy. That woman .coming,down tho street now is a gos sip. Anyone could tell that because of her mincing, fussy gait. Indecision is the chief characteristic of that wo man's character, across the street. Don't you see how she swings her foot rather hesitatingly in tho air before she puts it down? ' &lt; _ "The man who walks with his knees leading is sure to be of tho pious typo-tho disagreeably pious type, I mean. You see that old fellow who is crossing tho road with his stomach seeming to lead tho rest of him-well, of.course, ...
TESTING EGGS. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
TESTING EGGS. Testing eggs for fertility is not a difficult matter, and while there are lamps and appliances enough for this purpose, useful whore large numbers of eggs are incubated,, a - very simple arrangomont can be mado by anyone which will answor the purpose quit*: satisfactorily. In fact, eggs may ho tested by the aid of nothing more thnn a bright light and a dark room, holding the eggs 0110 at a ,timo between the eye and the light, with the fingers and hands arranged to act as a screen to keep the direct light away from the eye. This method works all right with some, but a better practice is to take a piece of dark coloured cardboard about nine by ten inches' square, and cut a hole in the centro the shape of an egg, but a little smaller in size. The eggs are placed against' tho hole one by one, broad end up, an&lt;l:held before a bright light in a dark room. In this way the contents of tho eggs can bo readily soon, and fertile eggs at once distin guished from the inf...
THE MISCHIEVOUS CROW. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
THE MISCHIEVOUS CROW. While crows aro credited with con siderable cunning, they have really more intolligonco than is genorally known, ns may he gathered from this I short life-story of an adopted town | bird. Tho young crow was found help less by tho wayside, and tonderly car ried to town. Ho quickly took to his now quarters, and by and bye even bocame rather dictatorial in his p\nn nor. While his proper residence was a wooden house in tho back garden, ho spent much of his time in tho kn&lt;hon. After a short battlo with tho domestic cat, .a lasting peace was entored 011. though pus9y often suffered not a Utile from'tho tricks of "Jock,"' who delight ed in pulling its tail and stealing its . fish and other dainties. Yet this crow had a wholesome terror of strange cats, and always alarmed the household whenevor ho saw any in tho back yard. Ho had another peculiarity, that of. hiding, quito unnecessarily, a store of food in the garden. "Jock"-was par ticularly wroth with sea-...
THE WISDOM OF EXPERIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
THE WISDOM OF EXPERIENCE. There was no doubt in tho minds of the Hobart family that young James had a remarkable gift. It remained for an obscure uncle from tho Capo to drop a word of caution and of worldly wisdom. "You say bo's wondorful far-scoing, and can tell folks just how things are going to turn out?" ho inquired. "Yes, it seems so," said James's adoring mother. "Well, now, if you want him to bo tho most onnop'lnr man anywhere round, you just let him foretell and prophesy and forecast," remarked tho old undo, grimly. "If you want him to keep a f&lt;w friends you must shunt him off on to somo othor track. Lot him work out sums in his head. That's a harmless praotico."v "But why?" faltorsd tho mother. "Just this," answered tho authority from the Capo. "When ho prophesies tliings'll go wrong and they do go wrong, tho heft, of tho blattio'll bo laid straight on his shoulders. Wlion ho says they'll go right, and they do,, folks'11 bo too busy enjoying themselves to remembe...
CONCEITED YOUTHS. COOLING WORDS FOR HOT HEADS. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
CONCEITED YOUTHS. ' COOLING WORDS FOB HOT HEADS. , Remember tliat . tho world, is older than you are by several years; that for thousands of years it has been so full of smarter ana better young'mon than yourself that their feet stuck out of the dormor windows, that when they died tho old globe wont whirling on, and not one man in ton million went to tho funeral or even heard of the death. Bo as smart as you can, of course. Know as much as you can, without blowing tho packing out of your cylin der-head; shod tho light of your wisdom abroad in tho world, but don't dazzle people with it, and don't imagine a .thing is so just because you say it is. Don't bo too sorry for your father because ho knows so much less than you do; remember tho reply of tho profes sor to the student who said it was an easy enough tiling to make proverbs such as Solomon wrote. "Make a few," torsely replied the old man. Wo never heard that the young man made any. The world has groat need of young men, but no gr...
NOMINATED PASSAGES. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
NOMINATED PASSAGES. WITHIN tho last month there has been an unprecedented increaso in tho num ber of persons nominated for assisted passages from tho Old Country. Tito Intelligence Depnrtmont report that if tho prcsont rato of business in this direction bo maintained, over 1,500 pcoplp will have beon nominated by tho ond of tbo yoar. Tlio most gratifying feature of tbo assisted immigration policy is tho fact that fully half thp nominations aro mado by recently arrived immigrants. # This betokens tho fact'tbat tho conditions of life in the State appeal to these newcomers, who are thus persuaded to induce their friends and relatives at Homo to join , thoin here. No effort is spared bv tho Intelligence Department to popularise the nomination system, and tor this purposo 100,000 leaflets have been in serted in tho popular periodicals which find favour with country readers. Per sons desirous of nominating friends or relatives for assisted passages should make application to the Director ...
HER METHOD. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
HEtt i METHOD. A Virginia lady has in her services an old woman, who has dccided views on the education of tho young. "Lawsy," observed sho on one occa sion to .her mistress, "I cain't under stan' why tho -white folkscs waste so much money a-sendin' their chillun to school. I's got do smartest chilo in dis city, an' I learns hint myse'f.' ' "How do you accomplish that, Aunt Sarah, seoing that you don't lenow ono letter from another?" "I jes' make him talco do book an' sot down on do ilo\ an' don I say to him, 'Moses, you. tako yo' eyes off'n dat book, much less leggo him, an' I'll skin yo' alive." "Oh, sir," said a poor sufferer to a dentist, "that is the second wrong1 tooth that yrtu have pulled out." "Very sorry, my dear, sir," said the blunder ing* operator, "tout as there were only when I began, I'm sure to be-right the next time."
A STERN ECONOMIST. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
A STERN ECONOMIST. Tlioro was. a pensive look in Mrs. Comjiton's charming eyes. She had been packing for a holiday. But she smiled across tho table at hoi* husband when lie asked her if she felt too tired to go with him to a concert. "I suppose you have been busy packing all day," ho said, thoughtfully. "Oh, yes, I'vo beon busy," she said, with a little sigh, "but I feel satisfiod, for everything is packed now, except tho last things, that can't go in tho trunks till to-morrow, and besides that I'vo dono something I'm sure will please you, Henry. It will show you that I'm really learning to" bo thrifty-' and economical like you." . "I should like to hoar what you've done," said Mr. Comnton, with as sorious an air as his wife's. "I know that tho battery in my little olcctric lantorn would not last till our holiday was over," said Mrs. Comp ton, "and yet it didn't really need to be re-charged yet. So, rather than have the spark wasted, I wont into tho library at dusk, with all the cur...
CORKSCREW EVIDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
CORKSCREW EVIDENCE. Tlio possibilities of evasion held within the precincts of tho English language are well demonstrated in the report of an accident caso printed in a-Philadelphia paper. Tho lawyer for tho dofondant was trying to cross oxaminp a Swede who had been sub poened by tho other side as a witness. ( "Now, Andorsen, what do you do?" "asked tho lawyer. /'Sank you, Aw am not vara well." . "I didn't ask you how is your health, but what do you do?" "Oh, yas; Aw work." . ""We know that, but what kind of work do you do?" "Puddy hard work; it ees puddy hard work." "Yes, but do you drive a team, or do you work on a railroad, or do you handlo u machine, or do you work in .a factory?" "Oh, yas; Aw work in fact'ry." "VeTy good. AVhat kind of a- fac tory?" "It ees a vory big fact'ry." "Your honour," said tho lawyer, addressing tho Court, "if this keeps on I think wo shall have to have an interpreter." Then ho turned to tho witness. "Look hero, Andorsen, what do you do in that factory?...
LOST HER APPENDAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
LOST HER APPENDAGE. "Have you lost anything, madam?" asked the polite. floor-walker of the square-jawed, austere-looking shopper who stood before the '/lost and found" window of the large department stores. "Yes, sir," she replied, "I've lost 114 pounds, of husband, in a faght brown suit, with black Derby hat, small tuft of hair on its chin, and' a frightened, look. I lost it in a crush at the fancy goods counter. It's probably wander ing through the building in search of me. and T thought perhaps you. could find it easier than I can. I want it on account of a bundle it is carrying un der its arm." . . .
A BAD SUBSTITUTE. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
A BAD SUBSTITUTE. A little American girl of four or five was quietly playing1 on the porch one afternoon, while her father and one of' his friends* were enjoying1 a smoke and a shat on political matters." They paid no attention to the littfie girl, who in turn seemed entirely absorbed in her dolls and her teddy bear. .. When her'guest had gone, and ^bed time came, the child's mother noticed that she was unusually silent and thoughtful. And when- she knelt to say her prayers-there came 'a pause after the usual petitions, and then she resumed very earnestly:- * "And now, God, please take great "care of- Yourself, for if anything should .happen to You we shoukl only have Mr. Roosevelt-and he hasn't come up to papa's expectations."
A VERY GOOD BERTH. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
A VERY GOOD BERTH. The Dean of a certain rathedral was one clay walking- through the predicts when he came upon a labourer at work on a small plastering- job. The man looked up at him, and went >11 with his work w'thout touching his can This lack of due respect nettled the Dean, who purposely passed the place shortly afterwards. Again the man failed to salute, and' the Dean said re provingly: "My man, do you know who I am? 1 am the Dean of this ca thedral." . The labourer glanced from the short-tempered cleric to the lofty build ing and replied, "And a very good berth too-mind you keep-it."
FORCOT HIS BRAINS. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 12 June 1908
FORCOT HIS BRAINS. I The manager of a manufacturing: firm was watching a carman tugging at a heavy case one clay. The man's face was .red,,and the musdics of. his neck were standing" out. The manager, thought it was the right moment to of- ! ; fcr practical assistance. "Wait a min ute there," lie said. "Let me show you how easy things become when you use a little brain with your muscle." He took up .a hook, stuck it into the case, gave a pull, and went sprawling into the gutter. . He got up, looked at the hook, and said, "Confound it! The handle comes off." "Yes, sir," said the carman. "My ! brain total me that, and I didn't.use it."