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FLORENCE. HOW IT LOOKS TO AN OUTSIDER. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
FLORENCE. HOW IT LOOKS TO AN OUTSIDlilt. The first glimpse ot Florence, al most entirely surrounded by bltio Mils, is attractive). Florence is a mixture o( fine mod ern buildings, broad streets and plazzc and narrow, winding streets o! gloomy old palaces or apartments with tiny dark fhops beneath, and old squares whose every stone could tell of memorable events. . In (ha modern section of (lie city one lrars English so much spoken (hat one could almost fancy onescll in an English or American city, were it not for the names or sign'; and street corners. There arc Fii.' lish churches, libraries, typical Fn^ li-sh tea-rooms, and then, turn'ng a corner, one comes upon some void able church, or catches a glimpse ol the beautiful Palazzo Vocciiio, with its graceful tower and peculiar ar chitecture, which stands out promi nently in almost any view of the city from the hills about Florence. Only a few lj'jndred feet away from the Piazzo Vittorlo Emaiviele, in the heart of the'shopping distr...
CHURCH SERVICES. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
CHURCH SERVICES. Chukou OF En-oland,- Sunday, Match 23 : Omoo 11, (H.O.). 3, and 7 30, Kov. 0. H. Devlin. PABSBva'EBUp C(UPK(JR-b'tiuday, March 22:!'Ii»Dgto^V«»t *'. Swlfb'a. Crcok 2,30, Ouisp 7.30, Rov. F. 0. r»r»ro,
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
BRACING ANP REFRESHING of Cuticura Ointment. CulJriiraPoftpamlOlncncnt ore colli Hirouqliotit theworl.l. A liberal Hampui of c/ich, with .'12-pnKO Hkiu nook, rout post-free. Address It. Towns & Co., Sydney, X.8. >V. APPLICATIONS FUR GOLD ALINING LEASES. HINTS FOR APPLICANTS. J Proacedinga to bo obaorved when ap plying for a Loaao :- _ _ t. Erect paatB (these are not required to be painted) at leant throoinches squares and not less tlnm throe foot above (he ground, with a metal plate having painted '.hereon the words " Applied tor iioaae," the auto of marking out, und the namo of the applicant, or (it more than two) the nameB of the firul two applicants, and in caao where only a part of the surface is eqmrcd ch« siimo.alsaHla ho marked out bv potito painted red, at leuBt two feet boo i ho surface. Theuo proviaiona being complied with the lam) ia secured until the Govprnor-i.T council grama or refuses t^to application, and the applicant 19 required to do the following thing...
BEET GROWING BUNGLE. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
BEET GROWING BUNGLE. Age ThB uerinus po3itioo in which ihe Boisdale settlers Bad themselves today cannot be wholly ascribed to the obligation to pab 39 small a portion of their holding under beet) sugar as they may. The balance of their holdings returns practically very little, and never will antil high acre yields are rendered possible by means of irriga tion. In other words, there can be no prospect of success for closar settle meut in the rich and high-priced alluvial lands of North Gippaland, unless the Ecttler is guaranteed suffi cient) moisture to mature his^ summer crops in any and every year. It is disquietiug to rcflect that these troths which should have been known to leading officers of the -Department (.f Agriculture, were not fully repre* sented to the authorities at tjjp time when the re-opening of the Maffru factory was under consideration. Had this been done and the advice noted upon, no settler would have been encouraged to starb operations at Boisdale until essenti...
OUT OF EMPTY AIR. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
OUT OF EMPTY AIR. Mysterious showers of animals and oilier organisms from tlio empty air liavu occurred at various times, through all tlie ages. The latest is a shower of small lish which occurred in Quir indi, M.S.AY., on the ,13th ^of lust month, specimens collected for investi gation proved to be freshwater "hardy head," or species of small lisli common to the Murray and lSogan watersheds. Ahiny similar instances are recorded in which the showers consisted of frogs, worms, iish, "blood," snails, breud and other substances or creatures. Onco a small turtle was found as .the nucleus of a hailstorm I A shower of new hay which l'ell from a heavy black cloid happened in Ireland ill 1875. A Jb'rvnoh meteorologist, j\I. Peltier, states that he once saw a multitude of small toads descend to tho earth. They fell on his hat and hands, and the ground was covered with them. In 1833, near Naples, a whirlwind passed over an orange grove and tho result was an unexpected free distribution of fru...
PRESBYTERIAN HARVEST FESTIVALS. SWIFT'S CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
PRESBYTERIAN HARVEST FESTIVALS. SWIFT'S cniiEK, Despite the dry weather, the display at tho ball on Sunday, Boh inst., was good to look upon. A stranger, seeing the big marrows, awoet Rrapo9, red-ripe tomatoes and juioy pears, with all their companions in tho fruit and vegetable world, would not have thought tho season was a dry one. If told so, ho mast have thought, " Well, if this is r dry season, what must bo the capabilities of this placa in a good year 1" Much troublo and loving thought) hod boon given to the gathering and arranging of tho fruif, flowers and greenery, which told of the thankful ness of tho people nnto Him who giveth all. The proacher prayed for the acceptance by God of the ppople's offeringo, and for Elis continued proBenao and blessing in tho future. Many friends of tho congregation and folk from other denominations made up a large congregation, who thus mot with orio accord to praiso and bless God for His goodness. During the service appropriate harvest hymns...
A POTTERY FAIR. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
A POTTERY FAIR. At tho present time, Germany is lav ahead of England in llio matter of ad vertising pottery manufactures. Buy ers from nil pavts of the world, und especially from tho United States, re pair every year to the great pottury exhibition at the Leipzig Fair, and each ot tlie.se annual' fairs, it is estimated, loads "to* the sale of a million and a half pounds worth of German ware. Gorman exports of pottery to the Uni ted States aro. at the present time doublo thoso from Great Britain. But signs are not lacking that English manufacturers are waking up to their behind-hand methods, and the North Staffordshire potteries have so far real ised the value of such exhibitions as the Leipzig Fair, as to inaugurate an annual fair of British pottery ajjd glass manufactures, tho first to bo held at Stoke, next month. The Stafford shire manufacturers maintain that since the days of Wedgwood, their pot tery has been as good as, if not better than, any in the world. They main tain that ...
A WORKER'S FESTERED HAND. NO BETTER AFTER OPERATION OBSTINATE SORE YIELDS TO ZAM-BUK. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
A WORKER'S FESTERED HAND. NO BETTER AFTER OPERATION OBSTINATE SORE YIELDS TO ZAM-BUK. Mr M, Trusoott, of 1)2 Witlgnoon St., BoDlder, W.A., Buffered severely from a nasty festering eoro which spread all over the back of bis band, Until ho came to use Zim-Buk the hand showed no sign of healing. " My busband," said Mrs TrnscoU, "one day knocked tho back of his hand and got a email wonnd. Think ing the injury was but a trifliog one, he took no notice of it, with the result that, within a day or two it broke oat into a nasty running sore. This gradu ally began to spread all over the book of tho hand, and it) beoimo extremely IntUmed and painful, In spite of the pany different preparations w\iioh he used thei'ufUui fpalipn' appeaVpd to get worse eYery d»y, find sore (lever showed any tigp pf belling. A doctor was oon (Ulted, but as the ointment prescribed wa# 'used without eU'eot, bo decided to operate on the hand, and scraped it. But this also proved inf ffeotive; The nasty sore was as b...
BEEF AND BUTTERFAT. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
BEEF AND BUTTERFAT. i'robably nothing, .says a well-kumvn agricultural writer, would induce the grazier of fattening cuttle tu transler liis attention to dairying, hut tho pro ductive capacity oi a well-selected cow , is much greaLer than that of a weil | bred steer, and moro^ean be made oif ; grass by combining tho two. The aver age dairy cow produces about oUU gal lons of milk annually, yielding 12J per cent, or G25lb oi fat, sugar, casein, and ash, practically ail of which is di gestible. It would be a good steer tliut would increaso oOOlb in iivo weight in the course of a grass season, and only about GO per cent, or 3001 b. ol that amount would be beef, tho value of which uk a -food has further to be Uisoouuted by its bono content. Tho value of'oOO gallons of milk at Gd per gallon comes to £l!2/I0/, while oUUlb. of live weight in a steer at 30/ would be £7/10/. It would tulco as much gra>s to, produce one result as the other. But the dairyman is more concerned with tho store ...
MARKETS AND SALES GIPPSLAND STOCK REPORTS BAIRNSDALE. SHEEP SALE. Friday, March 6. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
MAKMI'S *NI> SALKS OIPPaLANO 8T00K REP0BT8 * B4IRN8DALE. SUBEl' SALE. Friday, March 6. Mkssrs A. M'LEAN AND CO. report At our isle on abovtftlate wo yarded just OD 6000 sheep, and considering the continued dryness of the eeason prices were very satis* factory, and all lots, with tho exception of one pen, were sold At auction and privately. Principal vatea :-781 4 and G-tooth wothors lGi, 536crossbred weanera 9« 9d, 07 4. G and 8'tooth ewes I3s, 166 4, 6 and 8-tooth come* back twos lis, 87 2 and 4-tooth crossbred weanors 13a Od, 131 4 and 6>tooth comcbach wethers lis, 342 wethers 12s, J. E. Powers' 521 4 and 6*tooth owea in lamb 10j, 103 ?mall lamba 81 lOd. 63 4 and 6 tooth ewes 13a 5d, 73 6 and 0-tooth ewes 10s 4d, D, Morrison's 2«tooth wethers 14s Od, John M'Crae'0 301 f ro. oqnjebap^ cry«s 7# id. and moral am»ll lines. '
VEGETABLE GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
VEGETABLE GARDEN. Keep tlio surface runlinually loose, hoe out (ill weeds, mulch whcn~neoos sary, tnul give alnmdant supplies of water to.growing plants. Manure and dig over all vacant plots For succession crops; plant out seed lings of cabbage, celery, cauliflower, let tuce, etc, and plant seeds of cabbage, cauliflower, turnip, and. leek. , In watering at this time of the year, a better result will bo obtained if ? occasional overhead spraying is given. A planting of potatoes may be made for nil autumn crop. Tomato plants sliould lie well watered and manured, and all strong growing laterals sliould bo pinched out.
ST. PATRICK'S SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
ST. PATRICK'S SPORTS. The following are the handioapa for the cyclicfj and woodchopping eventa at St, Patrick's sports to bo held ia Che Omea park on Thursday CVCLTNO RVENTS. Novice 1 milo 2 mile* L. Ivory ... Loo. Rtiwiou L. C'onaiDO... Lou. Rawion Henry Johna L. Tory ... F Fletcher R, Hibljr ... K. Gousint... G. &lt;». Moir.. J. H, Moir... M. Doolsn ... .ot. 25 65 100 105 105 115 115 115 115 135 50 130 200 225 240 240 240 340 Ted Law (boy 9 years) 300 J. F. HiSSETT, Handioapper. . WOODCHOPPING. O. Witham, K. Connlay F»ithful, A. Pow icr.; Lcs.Knw-un, J. Pendergist, Henry Johns, J. KUnnagin, 2neo bhd. ; J Short, G. Rows, -Rog. JUQOO, flieo bhd ; A.Smith, 0. Kowa, R. Judge, 7s«o. bhd.; W. Pow, A. Shiols, T. M'Namara, 12BCO. bhd. M. LUORHAM, Handicapper.
MARKETS. Melbourne, Tuesday. WHEAT AND OTHER PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
Melbourne, TueHiiiy. ! WNp OTHliR PRODUCE. Wheat. - -The tone of tho market is | rather easier, and values aro i'uliy ill i lower in buyers' ideas. Sellers have continued to bland aloof, and the turn- | over has been consequently small. Buy- : er.s' "ideas range from U/iOA to 3/1 Oi ! alongside, .seJler.s asking 3/10;J. A j smaii lino ex .sloro .sola at 3/10, and farmers' lots were quoted at down to net. Klour.-The Association price i'or local consumption is £0 delivered. Bran and Pollard.-The Association price, for both articles, is £5/0/'deliv ered,.. Bariey.-A mcderata business Jhib been doiie. Prime English malting is .scarce at 3/5 to 3/0, good being quoted at 3/2 to 3/4. English pearling is worth 2/3 to 2/5, wJiilo thin English has had a moderate turnover at 2/2. Sales oi about SOU bags Capo have been made- at 2/2A- to 2/3£ i'or me dium, and up to 2/4-J i'or good. Capo pearling is worth about 2/2. Chits.-Values aro linn Jot* good Al gerians. A moderate parcel «f prime filing A...
THIS OMEO RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
THIS OMJiJO RACES. . Tlio following aro tho general entries hnd weights for tho facet to be hold to-morrow (W«dnead»y) i . HANDICAP HACK RACJJ. »t. lb. F. liutton'a L»dy Blundioo ... D 12 h, J, Brlimloy's Tarantella.,, ,, 9 10 E. M'Oallum'sLiboral.., 0 0 U. Williamson's Rendezvous 8 2. O. Botta' Bobuck ... 8 0 Mlei 0. VOIUIK'S Edonafogary ... 8 0 A. Pithor'a All Ready 8 0. PONY RACII, . it. lb. & Hutton'a Lady BJondine ... 10 10 T. Oraham'a Kla Ora'; 10 10 W. Matthowo' Orlat'y 9 7 O. Bolts' Bobuck Q G H. Williamson'# Render,rous ... 9 6 0. Rawaon's Wild Bird 8 12 A. Hot to' Noro ... 8 12 V. Roberts' Littlo Noll .. ... 8 0 J. H. Dyer's Bean Oily 7 7 W. Matthows' Crietcon 7 7 L. J. Brumlcy'i Colloen 7 7 J. Glbion'a (jorn Loaf 7 7 FLYIKU HANDICAP. it. lb. Mr T. Cook's Block Qom 9 0 Mr R. Nicholas'Key word 8 9 Mr H. vVilliamnon'a Gnarmell ... 8 2 WELTER HANDICAP. .t. lb. Mr L. H. Ponderga»t'« Gold Step 10 C It. Nicholas' Keyword 10 fl J. Lawlor'o King Bower 9 10 F. Hutton'a Lady...
"YOUR FLOUR OR YOUR LIFE!" BARGAIN AT PISTOL'S POINT. PIONEER'S REMINISCENCES. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
"YOUR FLOUR OR YOUR LIFE!" ISAKUAJN AT PISTOL'S I'OINT. LMONJCIttt'S lUiAlIMSCENCIiS. Keen-eyed and alert, thero lives Jit Ken (writes the Melbourne correspon dent. ol the "bun"J an old man verging on !)0, who spends his days tending Ins llower garden. Ho is one of the sturdy pioneer s ut \ iotorui's beginning, una tells interesting stories ol' tlio time w lu-n the foundations ot the State were being laid. J lis was one of the old country families of England, whose fortune, while never large, dwindled down to a few thousands in tlio time of his lather. Thrusting prejudices aside, the latter decided to work iinrd in a new country, mid make his own fortune, instead of living in comparative idle ness at home. With his wile and children, a house in sections ready for erection on arrival, and a stock ot furniture, he boarded tho Cunton in 18^8 to voyage to Adelaido where .he had already purchased some land as a speculation. Adelaide was only a term then. There was really 110 Adelaide-onl...
OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
OFVRURAL INTEREST "Hliiticus.") . Vol. another contribul.un to tho suum wgly endless discussion Ol bitter hit, apples has been made available in tl ;:ccoml report by Mi, ]jt APAmino' who wa» appointed by tho Federal Go vernment and tho Government ol Vic toria to investigate tho di^asc. In it Mr, AicAlpino discusses tho theory tuat bitter pit is caused by poison audi as ^prayitiy with arsenical compounds, and given evacuee in .support, Tho true cnu.se, ho thinks, lies m tho lluctuating conditions of tcinperatnro and hunuu ity, which produce irregularities in the transpiration, and, in tub ca.so ol the growing appn-, derangement also oi tho vascular network. it is u functional disturbance 01 portions oi tuo tissue, as in the caso ol cancer, and not the whobsaio shrivelling, drying and with ering U:»o lo thy failure of tho .supply or water to tho apple as a whole or 113 1 withdrawal. Mr. M'AJpino adds that cold storage experiment* have conclus ively; .'proved that a apples aro stored a...
STRANGE JEWEL ROBBERY. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
&lt; STRANGE JEWEL ROBBERY. I A lew weeks ago curious nowa was received in Paris from Nantes to the ett'oet that u daring jewel robbery had been committed there to the detriment oi' a travelling agent, whoso box ui' jewels was mysteriously removed, and another, lillcd with, aoap, put in n* plaou. The agent, M. Mounot, had eomo i'rom Uusancon with a box lull of jewels and a valisi1. -As ho had to visit a number of jewellers in the town, ho called on one of thorn, who was till then liis best customer, a cer tain M. Phizolles; and as his box was too .heavy to move about easily, ho asked tho jeweller to keep it lor him as well as the valise. On tho following day, according to a\I. JPlazoIles, a messenger came ami told him that fie had orders to take tho.box anil the vah'so to the railway station. Thu jeweller stated that lie gave up the articles, but soon after wards lie alleged he had doubts, and telephoned to JU. Alonuot, telling him what had happened. M. Alonnot was surprised...
SULPHUR AS A FERTILISER. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
SULPHUR AS A FERTILISER. Experiments carried out both in Ger many and in Franco confirm recent re ports as to the fertilising action of ilow ers of sulphur upou. .tho soil. in the German 'trials a dressing of 90 lb per acre, applied in February, a short tune before tho crops were sown, had a beneficial effect upon burloy and rye. 'Hie treated portions of the .crops were stronger, and had a brighter green co lor than the untreated; but no account of tho difference in yield is given. The French experiments wore intended to throw light upon the cause of the fer tilising action of sulphur. Tho cause has been said to bo tho destruction of injurious bacteria in the soil, and the conclusion of the investigators agrees that this is partly tho case. But it is ocmcluded also that 'tho chemical action of tho sulphur has some effect. Sul phuric acid is gradually formed, and this not only auplies sulphur to the plants, but also helps to dissolve mineral ele ments in tho soil.
LIKED THE RING. [Newspaper Article] — Omeo Standard and Mining Gazette — 17 March 1914
LIKUD THE 1UNG. jMium: ' Wlinn yon tirouo uio '.» jiugeinent, of coiirso you returned tn« diamond ling ho gave you?" TCtliul; "Ooitftinly noli I don't euro for Jack nny moro, but my feelings Imvo not changed toward tlio ring, A Hinai't trip ai'.rosH 1lit' Southern OiM'iin was niailo by tlie German sto'li'nipr 11 urn in, which arrivoil in Melbourne on .. uy;? nij^lit froni Hamburg, t.ho pas nu:;n' froni l'laat Tioiulon to Melbourne oiiiy oiM'.iip.vini; .10 dii.vs. The vessel hoytheil in tlio Victoria ? ]>eclc to 'Ha charge a quantity of general inevclmu Cisa. . '