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COURTSHIP CRACKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
COURTSHIP CtiACKcfiB. Friend: Do .voir (aiosv unyll.im' flliom llie art of lins'-nmlry? Old Lady: W''». 1 ""s" l° lf' don't. l've ui.TH'ied off five ters. "George Is £i-t(iiig on,"'said Flossi«. to lier dearest friend Maud. "I,asi night lie sa'd I was a little duck." .'Oil!" rouru.uroJ Maud, sweetly, "I thought he would find out you're ik chicken." ^ ...... "What did you tell father about your prospects?" she asltod. "I told him I expected in the near future to be helped by a rlcb rela tive." "Why, Charles 1 You told ma you had no rich relative!" "I Know It; but I shall have onu after the wedding." "Miss Ethel Is a long time com in .': down," said the youth to tho servant, after waiting some time for the young lady's appearance. "Perhaps," he an;: ed, with a laugh, "perhaps she Is ma!. Ing up her mind whether to see me o; not?" "No," said the servant, nvltli an Ie\ smile, "It is not her miiid she Is mnu lng np." Sorely (at 11.30 p.m.): Yes, my bnir Is getting quite thin. Is there. a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
SWEARS BY IT. " My little grandchild Olive was .it tacked with bronchitis and nothing I tried did her any good," says Mrs Headifen, 186 Tasman Street, Newtown, N.Z. " Having seen Chamber'ain's Couch Remedy advertised as being most aflectivo in the treatment of bronchitis I thought I wonld try it. I did so and it gavo hor immediate relief from the first dose. Now I swear by Chamberlain's Cough Remedy." Obtainable from Leek and Craig, Mer aharito. Weddorburn. ""Hospital sports at) WndJorWnt-n on April 27. A NEW REMEDY. Dr Sheldon's Gin Pills for backache and kidney troubles are an excellent remedy which has only to be tried to be appreciated Price Is 6d find 2s (id. Obtainable from F J Petterd and A WMcGibbunv, Wetlilerbui'ii. DEO. T. SMITH, Wholesale mid Ketwi) FAMILY BUTCHER, Hum and Bacon Gtiror, HIGH .STRKKT, WKDDKRBUUN. Families Waited on for Orders. Sooa'l Qooda always on lmnd. Sausages a Speciality, PRICES MODERATE. S. LOCK HART, AUCTIONEER, Land, Finanoe, and General Commissio...
Gave Him a Shock. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
Gave Him a Shock. A tramp, dirty ana ragged, called »t a house on the gate of which was i doctor's plate. A large, rather mas culine-looking lady opened the door. " 'Scuse me, lady," Bald the tramp, "but I jlst called to aak If the Doctor, had any old clothes he'd let me have. You see, I'm badly off fer all kind o' clothes, an' I'd be much obliged fer anything the Doctor could let m«.. have, an' J- ain't pertlckler as to the lit." The woman smiled as she replied: "1 am the Doctor!" "Well, I'm blest!" ejaculated th« tramp, m he made a bee-line for th« fil«.
The Wrong Place. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
The Wrong Place. A i old lady, with her coachman, drove up in a large drag and stopped opposite a large red brick building in one of the villages In the old country. Her ring was answered by an official In uniform. "I am come," she began, "to take the lamates for a picnic in the green fields. It'* a-beautiful day, and it will do them a world of good, cooped up as tliey are in this building day after day." The official gasped for breath. Never In all his long experience hnd he heard such a cool requeBt. lie simply gazed at I "r in astonishment. "They can't come, madam," was all he could utter. "Yes, they can. Let them all come -every one of them." "Wo never let thfim out," he added. In a hoarse whisper. "Oh! yes. you do! I met two of the dear old men just now In their long smock frocks." "Ah! I see," replied he. "You want the workhouse. It's just round the corne*. This is the county gaol!"
Agricultural Notes and Queries BARLEY CULTIVATION. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
Agricultural Notes and Queries (BY GLEANER ) BARLEY CULTIVATION. The cultivation of tmrlcy iiaq marie : slow progress in Australia in com - . parison with other cfrenIs. Tlw riii j UIIHit burley of nil kinds-malting «n,! fe'-rl varieties-in ihe t inmonwcH1' !? 1 in 1912, .according "J 'lv* 0"nimcm- j Wnith s-iitiBt, whr . ntifv 116.000 acrr* : -jite-' ahitut- vlmfcir wmm 30 v'r*' Of iliii i»i«u Viotcnii -1 . -J 4v per" ct*i K' Ivnij'h- Austin ll.«i >.'. 1 V' ' c'-'-'. Murl N *v' Sowl>- Wii on, \i lbn,|.. \ i, jnuli i iinfl Qyonnliin i, in th&lt;» ntdf riMini*'' fnr ihn it'lli in-t . 10 Tin? nvprii"i' yt«lil of .»)'? oUkjhp >'.r bHri-'i JI-riH tl'H 0"IIJ- j mr.nwi-.ilil' fnr tli-'10 ynra ending 1912 WI.K IS 83 huslit'ls per n..j;us n»niiist 10 48 bucliela of wheat for r,)ip sumo period. Xho averago price of wheat fit) the ports of export in the Coromouwealth during the 10 yeara was a shade over 3i 6d pBr bushel, which gives bd average return of £1 17s per acre. The a...
King Talks with Veteran. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
Talks with Veteran. -« : Ah 'incident" typical of the King's kindly .interest in his old soldiers occurred Inst week, whilo his Ma jesty was passing through Chilton on his return to London. Among the crowd of spectators was a vnliy rnn wearing two medals. These caught (lie eyo of the King, who nt once slopped his motor-car and in dialled I hat lie would like lo speak to the old soldier. The veteran, whotfe niimo is William Angell, tolil. llie.iving that he fought in tho Crl moil, and had* been blind for over haW a century, having lost his sight in an engagement. The King, after expressing the hope that Angell might be spared for many years, warmly shook hands before resum ing his journey. Colonel Benjamin Holmes, of Sum mit, New York, claims to have used one razor for 53 years. Ho estimates he has shaved himsoll With it 11,034 times. ' 1021.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
BOUO HT A BOTTLE. I had pains in my logs which tho doctor Baid was rheumatism," writos Mr Robert Oochrano, builder, Waimihft, a ' y . lotion did mo no good and 1 BU ered misery. T naw a friond using flnmu limiuuhk \\'h!ulr hofrohl mo was Lnaninunuin a Pain Balm and pfferod mo bottle to try it. It rlirl mo so much good that I boughi ji bott.u myself and whb soon froe of all pains." Leek nod Craig, MorohnntB, Weddorburn, SpeHls Perfection In Uquor. It is a Popular Tonlo. Woosang Sports rpriE Final of tlm Woosang -L S'pn ts Committee will he held in the WiHis'iii" Hull on SATURDAY, 23(li April, nt 8 p m. All persons having accounts against) the Committee are requested to for ward sime nob later tbiin 22nd inst. W J STUART, Sec. Wedderburn Football Club. M"UIE Annual Meeting of the abovo wi'l lie held in the Fire Brigade Hall on WEDNESDAY NJiXT, 22nd April, ni 8 p in. Business : Election of Officers; Balance Sheeb; Qeneral. J F CRAIG, Hon Sec, Wanted. WANTED to Hire, PONY and GIG, or TR...
RETAINING SOIL MOISTURE [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
RETAINING SOIL MOISTURE No factor in plant growth, so far as Australian conditions are concerned, is of more importance than an adequate »»pply of moisture. The importune of unistuie has been recognised for a I' i'i; Hire. Some of the earlier writers ? ii agriculture wont to f&lt;r as . to say .''..i nothinu else was required. No .? > I1..1 300 in 500 lbs of water pasB . . .Uuii a trowing plant to produce 1 ? "f d>y mutter. Most of this is given . H in evat oration, the surface of the " f *ys"-m To pioduce a two ton crop . ? -my per acre, water equivalent to 1! -tidies of. raiufall is evaporated from : ema and leaves The first import a ' f'cp in the consirvation of soil it .was the adoption of bare ; \\ 1 ... Its main object- was 'o i' ?? 11 Ihns by evapoiatioii from the &lt;- , !.)* maintaining a loose layer on . I surface. Water cannot rise by capil ? I'y through loose soil, but inland "wed to se;, water riseB freely to the -11 rave from the subsoil aud is lo...
You Cannot be "Strong" Armed without "Strong" Jaws. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
You Cannot be "Strong" Armed without "Strong" Jaws. IJEONABB k. htkshbbrg, A.M., M.n. In tlie primeval days, when tho present, nnd before the present mo mories of man runneth not to tho 1 contrary, of tho Pleistocene mnn, I tho anthropoid, nnd hotnoMmian pre cursors, If not ancestors, the ques tlon of pabulum varied according to tho progress of the animal kingdom toward the superman. More and more steadily it approached the much-coveted animal victuals, con sisting of insect*, grubii, reptiles, eggs, birds, nnd smaller game, Grndunlly flesh-eating replaced tho non-carnivorous diet, nnd soon hunt ing nnd fishing vied with tho tilled soil nnd tho vineyards. Finally life was really mndo worth while by tho Inventor of cooking. The in troduction of cooking, like nil now inventions, even of the present day, led nt once to an over-consumption of the thing thus placed cnticingly within the reach of all. Wan soon nnd since then began eating himself into Bright's disease, cirrhosis of the liv...
TO CLEAN STRAW. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
TO CLEAN STKAW: , To xleau white straw ? IIIIIb ruli with n . .slico i.of cut lemon, rinse with cold, water, nnil stiffen by brushing .with n." brush dipped ill u ivaik solution of gum and water." Rlackstrnw huts should bo thoroughly.brushed to remove (lust, then ."painted ovet with a mixture of equal portions-.of gum und ink. ;I'oliticnl -Candidate :... "Gentlemen, my ; opponent, hasn't got a log - to stand 011." - ."? ' Voice : "All the inoro reason why he should have the seat, mister."
High Temperatures and the Eye. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
High Temperatures and the Eye. The naked cyo ban always - boon the means employed /or .indicating' high temperature, such ns the melt ing of metals or heating them for rolling or forging. . Until tho py rometer made its appearance (says the "Ilardwaroman") the eye was the only method employed for de termining the temperature. While more or. less inaccurate and suscep tible to th'e personal equation, the eye is still used in the majority of cases. The following table will servo to indicate the temperature of a body as shown by its colour Peg. C. Teg. l'\ First visible red 525 " 977 Dull red heat ... ... 700 1292 Turning to cherry ... 800 1472 Actual cherry red ... '.>00 1652 Bright cherry rod ... 1000 I18H2 Bull orange , 1100 2021 Bright orange 1200 , 2192 White heat 1300 2372 Bright white heat ... I'lOO 2552 Dazzling white heat ... 1500 2732 This table is after that of I'ouil lot, and the colour will depend upon tho person, ns judged by the eye, and, .which is more important, the...
Food of the Kestrel. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
Food of the Kestrel. i ? During a peregrination (says a correspondent) in the Island of Mull I was attractod by a kcstrol hawk flying out from a rock. After a somowhat diligent search, there being many rocks, I dlscovcrod tho cyrio, and in It were three young kestrels at that stage when the brown feathers aro showing fairly well among the white down. Think j iog this vraa an admirable oppor tunity of seeing what aro the food supplies of theee birds, I hid at a distaneo to note what tho parents brought to their nestlings. Even with my binoculars, however, I was unable to discover, and the follow ing day I adopted different tactics. Shooting some young rabbits 1 (again approached tho oyric, when the pa rent birds were away. As in tho habit uf these birds of prey, the" young mn\s faced me with open beak and claw's, but after 1 had dropped bits of warm meat into their open mouths they naturally, after feeling and tasting tho tit bits, swallowed them,, and,, like Oliver Twist, were ready...
ONE WINTER'S NIGHT. PRETTILY PICTURING THE WOODS UNDRR SNOW AND A' BUCK-RABBIT'S FATE. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
ONE WINTER'S NIGHT. PRETTILY PICTURING THE WOODS UNDRR SNOW AND A' BUCK-RABBIT'S PATE. Tho old buck rabbit ntooped Just within tha ontrauco to hi3 liolo and stared out at tho ucono-ut tlie whlto world of snow, at tho Btlll trees, at tho gathering dusk. Ha kept tliero like that Cor about Al teon minutes. That was becnuso ho was a really old buck rabbit ; a young ono would not havo had tho o.xporienco that taught him pa tlenco and caution. Thoro were many rabbits alrondy out on the white snow, adding tlioir peculiar quadruple tracks-with tho narks of tho hind foot in front of tlioso of tho foro foot, bo that they appear to bo going backwards-to tlio Intricate lucowork of tracks al ready thoro. They were vainly looking for food; but thoy had oaten it all up-oven tho bark of trees-noar tho warren, and would havo to jotirnoy far if thoy meant to find it that night. This tho old buck know. Ho also know tho risk. Suddenly ho turned to stono. Thud, thud !' went his paws on tho ground-a noi....
Burglars' Microphone. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
Burglars' Microphone. The microphone is/no«*> ?.uncil : by burglars for picking .combination locks: On turning tho lock a slight .sound is mndc -when the pro per number comes- opposite tho working point, nrnl this run i-ven J>o 1 heard by 11 sensitive ear. However, it is imperceptible 'to must, persons, ! but by using a microphone it is an cosy matter ti) hear the sounds. A suitable .form of flat telephone rc j ceiver is' .employed, and it is np I plied against the sate next the lock. A -pair of rubber ear tubes arc used with tho telephone. In this way i the. sounds', arc heard which allow I of opening the lock.
Roosevelt Story. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 24 April 1914
Roosevelt Story. *--? Many good stories are told in .Mr. Roosevelt's autobiography published recently. Mr. Roosevelt wished to.nppoint on ex-Kouglirider marshal of A Tiocky Mountain State, -but first questioned him ns to his past. "Now, Ben," nskeil Roosevelt, "how did you lose that hair of your ear To which, looking rather shy, Den responded :- > "Well, Colonel, it was lilt -ofl.'! "How did ? it happen ?" " "Well, you see, I was sent -to ar rest a gentleman, nnd him and, me mixed it up and he. bit off my ear." "What dill you ; do to the "gentle-, man, Hen V" -,'1 . :v . ? ? ' . . ? And lJcn, looking more coy than ever, responded ;;:i"\\'oll, Colonel, wo liroko about oven."
THE BURIED CITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 24 April 1914
THE BURIED CITIES. (I!y ItEV. 13. 1\ WAIIDY.) Ail Australian visiting ^rjeyloh cannot but be impressed by the nn-. li(|ully and historical romance of much that he comes across there. In his own country he con point to no monument dating 'hack liiore, than n century, whilst in Ceylon the age of everything is counted by the thousand years instead of the hundred. One explanation' of the giant footprint on Adam's l'cak takes him back to the very beginning of the w'orld's history, and if he is sceptical about- accepting this, he is on surer ground when he visits (Jalle, -where for thousands of years the merchants of the world havo come to trade, and If to-day the harbour of Oallc is deserted for that of Colombo, it is practically certain that Guile is the site of the ancient Tarshish, from which Solomon drew mnny of his. treasures. Jf something more recent is wanted, ttalle again provides it, for the old Dutch fort still stands as it was built three centuries ago, and Its walls, in some ...
Why There Are No Pure Races. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 24 April 1914
Why There Are No Pure Races. . ? The old idrji was Hint « race pained in vigour by Its purity of strnin, snys Dr. Wood* Jlutdmi Hon. This is a rlulunion, nmJ *hc purer ji rnre slrnin is "in Jess . vififorous (ho members of the rmoj will be. There Is "(i Mich thliiR ns a puro rare. Kvery rcico oil the fore ' of the enrUi Ims been mixing "'ul1 others for Ihoii.nilids of .veins. The mixing of races adds to vigour, pro of course, the two strains hnve jrotxl hlood. There Is no such tiling lis nil "oilier nice." We in llriliiiii nre us olil ns ntiy people In till! world, only under a different rn\ ironment. Mi^inj; oi rncrs Is noinu on us eonslnnlly nil over the world, but more |>nrtiriilnrly in the newer countries. 'l'he regions' where there is the most nii\in£ of races lire the regions (hilt produce the greatest men. There is no known standard &lt;*i nice purity. One race merges with an other and is related to it, recently or remotely. The mixing going on in America is being ...
THE DAIRY CHEDDAR CHEESE BACTERIOLOGY. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 24 April 1914
I - ? I THE DAIRY + CHUDDAR CHEESE BACTKHIO LOGY. "The Bacteriology of Cheddar Cheese" is the title of Bulletin U.S. Department of Agriculture. The investigations described were condnr ted by K. G. Hastings, of Wipconpi:*" Kxperiment Station ; Alice C. Evans* of the Dairy Division ; and K. U. Hart, of Wisconsin. The effort was to throw more light upon the role play ed bv micro-organisms in tho pre parations and ripening of cheese, an I the results of the investigations am summarised as follows : 1. Krom the same raw materials various kind of cheese arc prepared, which differ especially in flavour. Tin : factors that determine whether a cheese to be prepared from a givm mass of milk, rennet, sod salt is to be of one kind or another are to be found in the methods of the cheese maker, who is able to vary in one way or another the composition of the cheese, with the result that con ditions arc established that favour or retard the growth of the groups of micro-organisms, which must be t...
THE FARM. WESTERN WOLTHS GKASS. (Extracted from the Journnl of Department of Agriculture.) [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 24 April 1914
t H E FARM. WESTERN WOLTHS GKA8S. xtracted from Uio Journnl ol l)c partmcnt of Agriculture.) "A great wealth of forage, 15 ton? to tho acre, la at present being cut for stock-feed at the Ruakura Farrr of Instruction. It is the Wcsterr Wolths grass, a variety of rye-grhsf paid to have originated from a plant plucked by the wayside by a Dut.ct peasant. At Ruakura it has undoubt edly given the heaviest yield of al' rye-grnsses, making a rapid dense growth and providing excellent, sprint feed, admirably adapted for cutting and carting 0ut to stock. Sown or. the 1-Uh of May, it was ready fo' feeding about the beginning of Ortn bcr. It Ib generally considers! that legume nnd non-legume combination such as pens and oats, is the mo-'t desirable green crop, but this will give but n very poor second rut. Western Wolths, on the other h'nl. provides snveral excellent, subswpirn' cuttings. Undoubtedly a crass whir'i in a very, wet season v.-i 11 ' give abundance of ford r.t n critical Umn for da...
CORRECTING FAULTS IN YOUNG CALVES. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 24 April 1914
CORHKCTLNC. FAULTS XX YOUSp CALVES. One of tiie most dillicult habits to overcome where ;i number of young calves aro running ill a loose box is that ot sucking one another, writes an English correspondent. There is a wide difference of opinion regarding the results which may occur. Many cluim that small quantities of liair arc taken into the stomach, and this is finally matted into a firm bail, which may clog in the stomach or bowels of the calf, resulting in death. The reason for this habit ot sucking may in some measure suggest a re medy. When we feed calves with milk frtrn the pail, they drink so rapidly that they fail to relieve the mouth of the saliva which naturally mixes with the milk, while tliej are suck ing. lii order to relieve their mouths of the secretion which organs of di gestion demand, they will seek some thing to suck which will rid their mouths of the saliva, which has been retained to a large extent, and their favourite object is some portion of the . calf next ...