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The Biggest Job on Earth. RUNNING THE U.S.A. AS A BUSINESS PROPOSITION. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 22 January 1914
The Biggest Job on Earth. BITNN1NG THE U.S.A. AS A ■ BUSINESS PROPOSITION. Uuder the abovo attractive title, W. Bayard Halo gives in a recent num ber of the ." W'oriel's Work" as fine a. bird's-eye view of the compass of American enterprise, -and the scope of its Government, as any piain man in the street could ask for. Listen '•to/iiis '•siiuninaiy" of the growth of the United States: "In 1856, when Woodrow Wilson •was born, the United States were thirty-four; "to-day they are forty eight. • • . Then we possessed no outly ing territory. To-day, we have Alaska, Porto JRrico, the Panama Canal Zone, the Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and the Tutuila Island—more than 8000 islands. Our population then was 28^ millions; now it is 110 millions. "In 1856 the country possessed 22,000 miles of railroads; to-day 250,000-. Then, nbt a telegraph in strument clicked, not a telephone bell tinkled. That year the people of the United States spent seven million dollars for postage stamps; this year wo sh...
THE CURE CORNER. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 22 January 1914
" THE CURE CORNER. It is said that nettle rosh cun tit, cure&lt;l .by rubbing the parts well with parsley, and that an onion poultice is Lhe best thing fcr easing neuralgic or rheumatic pains or sore throat. Peopla of dehcato digestion should remember that bread that has been toasted until it becomes brown lias had the starch in it largely converted into dextrine, and hence, so far as tliu brown portion is concerned, one of the processes of digestion is gone through before the bread is taken into the sto mach. It will be found that the thinner the slices of bread, the more easy will digestion be, and when all portions of the bread have been thor oughly toasted—not hurried, but chang ed to a deep brown colour—it will be found still more easily digested. Whoa insect bites occur, the immedi ate application of a little ammonia of ten prevents swelling and inflamma tion. It is a good plan to keep a bot tle of oil of eucalyptus, because roox quitos have a decided aversion to tlva ...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 22 January 1914
ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Uorn in the midsb of poverty, suoh as few. of us have any idea of, Abra ham Lincoln faced life with an indo mitably courage and fearless integrity that won him a place in the heart of his country second to none. "The Great Heart of tlie White House' 'he has been crowned, and the title fits him well With his inexhaustable fund of humor his iimitless depths of sympathy "and tenderness, he stands preeminent m the eyes of his country to-day. even as when, at the nation's head, he ruled so wisely and so well. He had little or no schooling, but with sturdy pluck and determination, he laid the loundation 101 liis later. Ufa studying by the" light of the lire after the woi'ii .of the day was done, figuring and writing on an oi&lt;l wooden shovel then whittling its sunucc clean, when there was no more room, and starting over again. • His teachers were the Bible, Aesop's Fables, itobinson Cru soe, Pilgrim's Progress, a United States History,; and the Life 01 Washingto...
MARKETING HONEY. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 22 January 1914
MAEEETIIfG HONEY. Beekeepers as a olass are an intel '&lt;igent and well-read unit of the com munity. They know most things about the production of honey, and readily adopt improved methods of rvorking. When it comes to the mar j keting of their product, however, they do not give evidence of the same bright up-to-dateness. Very few of them weigh their honey before sending it to the agents for sale, or put any reserve price on it. They fill the tin nearly up to the top, solder it down, or put jn a screw cap, and send it along, and trust to luck or the honesty of the agent for the returns they may get. This is not business, and it is not a sensible thing to do. No ordinary business man can pursue these meth id-3 :md land anywhere els© than in the lasolvency Court. Every pro lucer ^sh^ald weigh his honey. A se of that will weigh up to 240 lb. :an be pnrehased for 25/. It is not ?ery much trouble to put the scales mde-."1 £36 tap and to nearly fill the cin, keeping a jug of hone...
OBITUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 22 January 1914
OBITUARY. The friends of Mr and Mrs C, J. Power of Marnoo will regret to bear of the death of their infant son John Francis, which took place . at Stawell on Friday last. The cause of death was heart failure. Mr. KJWeis, who had carried on busi ness as a watchmaker and jeweller in iVinyip for some years, passed away at the Warracknabeal ospital on Friday last. He suffeced from a malignant growth in the throat. An operation to ■ enable him to he artificially fed was performed, but he only survived about S6 hours. Deceased, who was 53 years of age, leaves a widow and four child ren the eldest of whom is only 12 years of age. Deep sympathy is felt for .Mrs Weisandher family in their bereave ment. The interment took place in the Minyip cemetary. the burial service beirr read by the Rev. Father ■VV • n. j.-. :ry sudden death occurred at armkon on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Muller, mother of Mr. Frank Mul ler (of the firm of Messrs. T. m . Laid law aud Co.), had been on a visit to Portland...
PART MOURNING. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 29 January 1914
PART MO UliNlNG. An Irishman walked into a men's furnishing goods store the other any and said: "Oi want to get somethin' fer inourmn' wear, but Oi don't exactly know what the coostom is. What cto they be weann' now lor mourmn?" "It depends," exclaimed the sales rnau, 'on how near tiie relative is for wiiom you wish to show this mark oi respect. l&lt;'or a very near relative you should have an ail biaek suit. JAjr some one not so near you may have a broad band of black on tile left arm or a somewhat narrower one for some body more distant." "Ocli ! is that it? Weil, thin, gimme a shoestring. It's we woile's mither." Little Dot (aged five): "Mamma, D'jok utid 1 got married. thu^ morning." Mamma: "1'ou dm, did you? Wlio periormed the ceremony V" "1 don't know wliat you're taikmg about." "Weil, how did you pretend that you were married ?" "Oh, why, I got my dishes an' set the table, an' then we both sat down, an' he said there wasn't a thing fit to eat, an' 1 said ha was a brut...
NEEDLESS ALARM. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 29 January 1914
NEEDLE&S ALAKM. An old German farmer entered tiie oiliee of a wholesale druggist one morn ing, ana addressed viio proprietor: ■ 'Mister flecker, i nave Ucr small yox. " "Merciful heavens, Mr. Jacobs!" ex claimed DecKer, as Uie ofiice force scrambled over each otner in tiien nurry to get out, "don't come any nearer." '•'vol's der madder uuo you feliers, aiivliow y" quietly replied Jacobs, "i .-.ay f liaf der sclimall pox 01 butter out in mine waggon, vou Mrs. Becker 01 icred las' week alreafcy."
CROSS-LEGGED HABIT. PERSONS WHO SIT CARELESSLY. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 29 January 1914
CROSS-LEGGED HABIT. PERSONS WHO SIT CARELESSLx. Jb'ully SO per cent, of travellers by tramway car and omnibus Sit cross legged. That is tho opinion of a cor respondent vvlio lias taken particular nonce of his feilow passengers. Tlie cross-legged habit wiien you sit down is provcoative 01 grave nurni to body. indeed^ m time, a i-ion don dor-tor wiio told "Tne Jjaiiy iia ior," it produces varicose veins if Uie person regularly adopts tliis and no other attitude. "Tho objection I see to the habit," he said, "is that the return Mow 01 blood lroin the leg is stopped at the liucy, tho result boin^ i/nuu tno veins in luu ie^ swell up. •■All tne wuigub is thrown upon one side of the body, and tiie undui leg goes to sleep' u.w-ing to the pix^ sure pub on the sciatic nerve. liie buuy snouiu be equally balanoed. "There is another uanger 1 ougiu to point out. ii you sit cruss-leggeu you become lop-sideu. "i-'eiaonuliy 1 never do this. 1 always lot the legs rest limply—stretcu ed out is just as ...
HOW TO PROTECT ANIMALS FROM FLIES. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 29 January 1914
HOW TO PROTECT ANIMALS FROM FLIES. Ill response to numerous enquiries i'or a cheap and eil'ective substance to keep Hies oil' liorses and coivs, fcj. Avery, the veterinarian and ch eniist of tiie iNebraska Station, lias prepared anu tested a compound tiiat gives excellent results. Xlie formula is as follows:— jNeutral oil 4 pints Oil oi: wood tar 1 pint Mix and shake well. Appty lightlv witli. a flexible brush, or wun spray pump. Avoid excessive application, as a yery light application is sufficient to protect tno animal for some time, as, for instance, during a making i ti lled, or longer.
DURABILITY OF A HORSE. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 29 January 1914
DURABILITY OF A HORSE. A liorse will travel 40U yards in 4^ minutes ab a walk, 401) yards in two minutes at- a trot, and 40U yards 111 one minute at a gailop. The usual work of a horse is taken at 22,501) lb. raised one foot per minute lor eight hours per day. A. norse wiil carry 250 lb. 2-3 nines per day of eight, hours. An average draught horse will draw 160U lb. 23 nines per day on a level road, weight ol waggon included. The average weight of a horse is 11)00 lb; his strengtn is equal to that of live men. in a horse mill, moving at three feet per second, track 25 ft. diameter, he exerts with the machine the power of 4£ noises. The greatest amount a horse can pull in a horizontal line is 900 lb.; but he can only do this momentarily; in continued exertion probably half or this is the limit. He attains his growth in livo years, will live 25, average 1(5 years. A horse will live 25 days on water without solid food, 17 days without eating or drinking, but only live days on solid food...
ENSILAGE—THE FAVORITE FODDER. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 29 January 1914
ENSILAGE—THE FAVORITE FODDER (By "Agriculturalist" in "New Zealand Dairyman.5') That the feeding of oows is one ot the most important matters connected with daiiying, no one can gainsay, 1 lit of the many foods in general use, I will at present touch on only one—ensil age. No argument, to my mind, could be adduced against the use oi ensilage, and any oontention to justify the setting aside of fodder of-such para mount" importance would not, hold ground in the face of practical experi ence on the dairy farm. Ensilage contains no substance that would in any way tend to interfere with the orgau isms of the cow, while it oontains .-o little acid that its color is not objec tionable. It can be made when hay cannot, and even this is an important point, espeoially in Southland and Tar anaki where the weather is so variable. It may not supersede hay-making, b i that is probably because of the variety of uses which the colonial farmer pubs hay to. Regarding the preparation ot ensilage, I wis...
CHERRY WINE. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 29 January 1914
CHERRY WINE. A recipe for the manufacture cf cherry wine, recommended L»y tne viti cultural Expert of .New Mouth Wales Mr M. BiunuOj reads:—iiemovo tne stalks of the cherries, and then make a puip of the fruit without breaking the stones, working the pulp so as to free it entirely from the stones. The puip should tuen be passed through a sieve. To the pulp of every 25lb or lruit add bib sugar, together with 002 cream of tartar and pne gallon ot water. Stir the wnole and make a homogenous iluid. Piaoe tne vessel in a room where the temperature is from 65 to 70 ueg. i'ahx., and cover same with a cloth. After about 24 hours, the liquor will begin to ferment. When fermentation has subsided (which can be judged by the cessation of bubbling; the liquid should be separated; from cae pulp, and the former (which is now wine) is stored away m a cask and kept in a eool place. The storage vessel should be Kept filled, either oy adding more of tlie cherry wine or else good sound grape wuie, red ...
BLIND, BUT EXPERT DAIRYMAN [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 29 January 1914
BUftD, BUT EXPERT DAIRYMAN A remarkable personality is the sub ject of a sketch sent by a correspond ent to the _ "Glasgow Herald1' Mi Matthew Mitchell, .whose brother is the tenant of a farm in Scotland, despite the i'aofc that he had been deprived ol sight at a very early age, is to be found daily attending to tho stock on the • farm, with a measure of success which would rebound to the credit of one en dowed with all his faculties. When o years aid, Matthew had the misfortune to lose his sight through an accident brought about while at play. After a ehort Course of instruction in the Asylum for the blind, Glasgow, he returned to his home, Hidden Farm, near Galston, of which his father, the late Mr Mat thew Mitchell, was then tenant. With marvellous aptitude, he applied himself Lo the work of tending to the dairy stock. Twenty-nine years ago( the family removed to Ballaird, Balfron. a large cropping and dairy farm. Some •30 cows in milk were kept, and almost without exception, the...
ELECTRIC STERILISATION. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 29 January 1914
ELECTRIC STERILISATION. The importance nowadays attacked- • after age-long neglect—to securing milk in a condition as nearly as pos sible free from disease germs of every kind gives speoial interest to a mod® of electric sterilisation invented by a Liverpool doctor. Hitherto the mode pursued to preserve milk in full fresh ness of condition for the considerable length of time necessary for its distri bution and consumption has been to heat the liquid to a temperature whioh kills the microbes, and then to prevent the access of further microbes by se curing it in air-tight bottles, after which the freshness seems to bt> pre served indefinitely. An objection to the method is that the heating of the milk is in effeot a cooking process, which so far changes the nature of tiio constituents as to render them less readily nutritious. Dr. J. M. Beat tie, of Liverpool, however, sterilises the milk by electric current, and thus avoids heating it at all.
CLEAN OUT THE MENTAL COBWE[?]. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 29 January 1914
CLEAN GUT THE MENTAL COB WE3«. Sam Walter Foss uses rhyme to read farmers a Very useful lesson, and one that should be heeded more than it is : "Yes, clean yer house, and clean yer shed, And clean yer barn in ev'ry part ; But brush the cobwebs from yer head, And sweep the snowbanks from yer heart. Yes, when spring cleanin' comes around Bring forth the duster and the broom, But rake yer foggy notions down, And sweep yer dusty soul of gloom." "Hoard's Dairyman." Poultry Note Don't hang t« the old hens ; get rid of them. Near the door of a living room on a successful Kansas ranch is a K»t)tti which reads thus : "The rea&aa raw* succeed who mind their own $@®i&lt;»€as is because they have so little compe tition." ;How true ! 1910.
IMPORTANCE OF REGULARITY IN MILKING. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 29 January 1914
«IMPORTANCE OF REGULARITY IN MILKING. lu everything regularity is good practice, but in good dairying it is im perative. To produce large and rich yields of milk is the sole function of the dairy cow, and to do this she must be of good dairy type, fed palatable and nutritious feeds and milked clean at regular periods. Ase a rule, the cow is milked at o o'clock of mornings in summer and 7 or S o'clock in mornings in the win ter. The very unequal periods are made for tho cow by this sun to sun milk ing, and as a consequence, the quality of her milk flow and the length of her annual period are reduced. The oow can do her best only when milked at equal and regular periods of about 12 hours each the year round. The full supply of inilk is not in the udder ready to be drawn out before milking time comes, but two thirds ot it is produced in the glands during the operation of milking. The ud der, however, is usually filled, and the row becomes used to this, but if the milking is delayed, an...
NEW PROCESS FOR PRESERVING MILK. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 29 January 1914
NEW PllUCESS Jb'Oli i'KESEEVmu MILK. To tlio already known methods 01 preserving milk another has been add ed by two Italian piiysioians. Then method is to preserve milk by mean.-: oi an atmosphere of carbonic acid gas, under pressure. The miik remains unaltered for several days, both in its physical and chemical cnaraoiers, and ni the biological constituents, the fer ments. Some of the germs present are killed, while others nave tneir cle vciopni^ni arrested. By this method uncooked; milk can be kept ior eigui or lux'lvt) days at a temperature of 12 deg. to i-1 tleg. (J., while boiieu milk is preserved indefinitely. Ttie gas is produced with little or no trouble. The inventors ciaim for thia method a solution of tlie question 01 infant feeding. Milk preserved u> this manner ought certainly to be su perior to milk sterilised by heat, ow ..g to the fact that milk can be kept by this process for a considerable pe •miu with ail pathogenic germs absent, u lnlo its biocliemical 1 unct...
BARBED WIRE CUTS. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 29 January 1914
BARBED WIRE CUTS. Farm animals are always more 01 less liable to injury from wire outs, und it is important to give quick at tention to ail such injuries. When tho wound is severe it will pay to em ploy a veterinarian to dress the wound. Where the services of a good veterin arian cannot be obtained, farmers will have to handie the case themselves. The ordinary wound will heal if not interfered with. This interference may be- from germs, parasites, med dling with the wound, on the part of the man or the animal itself. Tho first tiling to do is to stop tho lu morr ha go. This can be accomplished by a tight band of clean, white muslin, applied either over or above the wound. A thread may be used un der the artery by using a needle, and tied. Do not use flour, dirt, coo webs, or anything of that sort on the wound. Tlicy are unnecessary and may prcduco a serious infection of the wound. Having checked the bleed ing, remove the clot.s of blood and cut off the ragged edges of tissue with cl...
MAKING A STACK COVER. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 29 January 1914
MAKING A STACK COVER. In requesting information upon "the best mixture to put on a Jiessian stack cover to make it waterproof and not to rot it," a correspondent explains that no lias tried otooKhoim tar and mut ton tat, but that mixture makes tiio cover too heavy, and the tar is liable to burn the fibre of the cover. This respondent is informed that a sat isfactory "waterproof cover cannot be made from hessian, and in the long run it is cheaper to get a canvas cover, and "uive it passed through a solution to uiuke it rotproof. With oare such a ou • yr lasts for years. A process oi waterproofing worth a trial is as fol lows: -Ingredients: 2 oz. soap, 4 oz. glue, i gal. water. Soften tne gluo in cold w ^ter, and dissolve it together with the soap in the water by aid ol heat and agication. The clotii is filled with this soiuMon by boiling it in the liquid for seveiti1. hours, the time re quired depending juon tne kind of fibru and thickness of o^tii. When pro perly saturated the exces...