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WHY PRICES HAVE RISEN. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 2 January 1914
I f WHY PRICES HAVE RISEN. I "As -for tho world-wido inoreaso, I boliovo tho general explanation is to bo found in tho fact that wages linvo boon rising throughout tho world', es pecially among tho poorer classes and tho moro backward races—for exumplo in India, aud in Eastern Europo rliio result ifl that tho labor cost ot produc tion has been increased. Thin may havo boon overset to a limited extent by tho increased uso of machinery and tho widor oultivation of tho new coun* tries in tho world, but tho moro econ omic position of the poorer class through out tho world—their increased demand nnd increased consumption—i« tho root causo of tho riso in prices. It must bo remombored that theso classes are eat ing moro and dressing hotter than they did ten or fifteen years ago, and tho fact of this increased demand is tho causo of increased prices. It is, you nee, a question of supply and demand; wo always fjot back to that. To sum tl'a matter up m an instance, you can say * that becauso ...
SPRAYING POTATOES. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 2 January 1914
SPRAYING POTATOES. According to a report issued by tlio ■ Department of Plant Pathology connec ted witli the Agricultural Experiments suite of Professor Stewart's ten years' experiments at tiioNew York State Ag ricultural Experiment Station at Gen eva and at numerous other places in' the State, and the experiments of oth . . ers should consider spraying one of O'e i doubt that not only will spraying with \ Bordeaux mixture prevent the blight, and rot during epidemic jroars, umi • * also in dry. years when this disease is "t not abundant, the-yield from sprayed • plants is enough greater than the yield from unsprayed plants to'more than pay the cost of spraying. -From a busi ness standpoint;-therefore, potato »r.»v , ers, havee demonstrated beyond all necessary .operations for the runce.-K'u' . culture of potatoes*, no moro to bo no* glected than "cultivation for digging.
"ON APPRO." [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 2 January 1914
"ON APPRO." Abuse of tho system of getting goods on approval is very widespread and is | helped on by the keenness of compe- I tit ion (wiites a London correspondent). ; Oae firm in the West End had a lady ; customer who was always asking for selection of dress goods to bo forwarded I for inspection, One day it would be ! half a dozen hats; another day a num- ' ber of feather rufflts, or a variety of fur coats. This went on so regularly and so littlo was bought that wo took tho trouble to havo her watched. She wa3 wearing tho things one after the , other, a day at a time! People who , want their houses to look well on some special occasion send for a selection of oxponsive rugs, use them, and calmly send them bac&, saying they are un suitable. Last year there was a reallv amusing caso. A mpn pretty well known . was marrying; off .his.daughter. He hired an empty house, put curtains in tho windows to make it look oooupioJ and then sent round to various firms. for carpets and f...
CROPPING ON A SIX-COURSE ROTATION. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 2 January 1914
CROPPING ON A SIX-COURSE ROTATION. Tho reason givon for adoptmp ft rota tion of crops is that each ulant in turn extracts one particular substance from tho soil and so exhausts tho laud for itself, but not for other plants; but this is quite a mistaken one. Wnon it is siated that nearly every soil oon tains material for about 100 crops, and that, in chemical composition, one soil does not d.ffcr very materially from another, ivo have to look for somo othoi reason for tho success achieved in ro- I tating tho various cr» p.*. 0..o of the | reasons is that sovorai ot tht compounds I of nitrogen are of no servico 10 the plant until they are oonv«rted into ammonia and nitrates, and t.ini is a slow process. Hence, tho amount nvail ablo at any moment mav be only n small fraction of the whole. Sunnany phosphoric acid and poiash must b brought into solution, and tho rate which iliey aro dissolved depends on thoir nature and physicai co daio.i Putting aside tho economic arr..ng.-nie ; of labo...
HOW IT FEELS TO FLY. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 2 January 1914
;:r -r; HOW IT FEELS TO PLY. The writer's Yst flight in an aero plane occurred in the autumn of 1910. He had previously made a number of balloon voyages, some of them of great jeugth, but the reader may dismiss from his mind any idea that ballooning is preparation for flying, or that tiie; sensations thereof bear any resemblance to those in motor-driven aircraft. Going down to Brooklands one chilly autumn day. the writer was introduced to Lieut. VVutkms, who at that time was flying a How.ird Wright biplane, a very similar macuine to the Farman. Suffering from an old-standing thirst lor a ll>ght, he jumped at the chance when one was offered to him. and eag erly climbed into tne passenger's seat behind the pilot. Behind the pas senger was the e. giue, and behind the engine the propellur; and away at the rear of all the tail of tho machine. In front, the edge of the elevatiag plane attached to the main structure by long bo ^ms afforded a small inter ruption in an otherwise unbroken ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 2 January 1914
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A Lesson. A schoolmaster in the country delivered an address to the scholars, of which the following is a passage:— [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 2 January 1914
A Lesson. A schoolmaster in the country de livered an address to the scholars, of which the following is a passage:— "You boys ought to be kind to your -a little sisterB. I once knew a bad boy who struck his little sister a blow over the eye. Although she didn't fad© and die in the early summer-time, when the red roses were blooming, with the sweet words of forgiveness on her pallid lips, she rose, and hit him over the head with a rolling-pin, so that he couldn't go to school for more than a month, on account of not being able to put his hat on." Mould of Cold Meat.—Grease a cake tin and cover it with.browned bread crumbs. Mince a shallot and a sprig of parsley. Fry these in half an ounce of fat. Mince half a pound of neat. Put all the ingredients in,to a basin and mix with a little gravy, two yolks of eggs and one white, and two ounces of bi*eadcrumbs. Place all in the cake tin and bake in a steady oven for threequarters of an hour. The mau at the head of the house can mar the plea...
EYES RIGHT! [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 2 January 1914
EYES RIQHT1 Though there are many who do not believe In tho compulsory drill for our youthe. all must acknowledge that it has many good points in Its favor, and ono of the chief results that must be j made manifest to tho most bitter op I ponent of tho Act is tho medical exanii 1 nation that (he recruit must undergo for the, eye-sight teat. And now that tho summer is bard upon us with its many vagaries, It behoves all who suf fer with ailments of the'.eye to bo pre pared for such emergencies nnd by 'keeping "Kymrlc" unrivalled'eye oint ment and lotion, the prudent housewife* will be, fully prepared against blight, inflammation, granular lldi3 and nil complaints that the eye.is .subject to We therefore remind readers to peruse the "Kymrlc" unrivalled eye ointment lotion advortieement in our columns for further information.
CHRISTMAS ROSES (All Rights Reserved.) [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 2 January 1914
CHRISTMAS ROSES * By RUBY M. AYRtfS, Author of "The Right Sort of Lovo," "ConquoBt of tho Curato," "Tho Daughter of a Duko," ctc. (All Rights Roaorvod.) When I first mot Burnham,. ho and his wife woro trying to kcop up ap pearances on threo hundred a year, f had onco boon engaged to Burn ham's wife myself when wo wero both young and romantic, and bolieved In,bread and cheese and kisses; but later—when alio began to go about nnd enjoy herself, she pulled a long faco whenever I talked about getting married, and finally one morning there waB a small paved and a letter on my breakfast plate. She took throe pages to say prettily what sho might have Bald in threo lines: "I don't love you enough to bo poor; I want money, and all the things money can buy." Sho made no mention of Burnham, but I know—as plainly as if she had told me, that it was ho who had cut me out. Burnham was the nephew of a bach* elor lord, and hlB heir presumptive. 1 never answered her letter; I throw it in the Are, sol...
CHAPTER XXXVIII. Repaid in Full. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 2 January 1914
CHAPTER XXXVIII. Repaid in Full. The shadow of a smile flickered about the comers of Avis's mouth, heathcote had crossed his mind more than once during the last hour. It had struck him that Heathcote might have had something to do with the present unhappy situation. If bo, his time was undoubtedly at hand. "A friend of yours, I understand," the Baron remarked. "I 'phoned him this morning, asking him to call at this time. It is fortunate he should be here, seeing that he also is mak ing arrangements for a trip of some duration to the States." Heathcote jauntily entered the room, but his face fell, and he started | as he caught sight of Vanstone and Avis. "I fear I'm intruding," he stammer ed. "I rather gathered, Baron, that you had business to discuss with me, but some other time " "There is no time like the present," ltuperra said, "since you are leaviug for the States almost at once." "It is the first I've .heard of It," Heathcote said. ■"Really? Why have you disposed of that beaut...
SWIMMING AT EIGHTY-TWO. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 2 January 1914
SWIMMING AT EIGHTY-TWO. Mrs. Blackle, the Yorkshire woman of eighty-two, whose swims near Llan dudno have created a mild sensation, cannot understand what there is to make a fuss about. "Why do people go to the seaside," she asked an interviewer, "if not to bathe?" In her youth she took a delight In baiMns, hut be/ore last week she had not had a dip in the sea for fifteen years. n She made her own costume for this'occasion, and It was not one of the costumes of to-day, but one "such- as girls used to wear in my youth." Her keenness is the more remarkable seeing that she Is lame and had to be helped into the water. .Mrs. Blaekie, who lives in a fine old house at Mirfield, has views on bathing. Once she wore a cap in the water, but "it was so funny," she says, "feeling the water running over my head that I flung the cap away. And then there is all this talk," she added, "about rubbing yourself with a hard, rough towel, and drying your* self thoroughly. What is the use, I should like t...
A VERSATILE MONARCH. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 2 January 1914
A VER8ATILE MONARCH. ? All historians agree that Peter the Great of Russia was a man of various accomplishments. Aftor ho became Bmperor lie worked as a shipbuilder of ships, that the information gained as an ordinary workman might aid him In establishing a first-class navy in his own country, iio also studied anatomy, and seemed to delight In dissecting human bodies. He is said to have acted as executioner on sev era I occasions, one being when, after the &itge of Narva, certain soldiers disobeyed orders, whereupon he sen tenced them to death and killed Uiem himself. Ho was also wont to flog criminals with his own hands. He practised as a surgeon in his own country, wnere he was accus tomed to perform amputations as -well aa to bleed persons and draw tooth. In his pockets he usually carried a case of surgical instruments. His ver satility 1h indicated by tbo relics pre served 1n Poter's Museum, St. Peters burg, \vhore there are ship models, a chandelier, and other iron arti...
The Homely Man. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 2 January 1914
The Homely Man. ''It used, to bo-that.when.we mot o. man who could wash, and/mend .his, own clothes, and who could wash dishes and cook, we took.him t-o be.a ; sailor." • "And now?" "Now wo don't know whether he Is a sailor or the husband of a Suffra gette." Life is a puzzle, and few of us can I flt the pieces togother, properly. | The anticipation of pleasure 1b often better than the reality. x - ■ V
Delicate Suggestion. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 2 January 1914
Delicate Suggestion. A member of the House of Com mons had been paying attention to a young lady for a long while, and had taken her to. attend, the House until sho was well posted iu the rules. On the last day of the session, as they caine out, he bought her a bouquet ol | (lowers and said to her: j "May I offer you my handful of llowers?" . • _ She replied promptly:;-"I move to amend by omitting all after the word p'handM"; I 'I-Ic,'seconded the amendment, and I thoy adopted it unanimously.-•
THEY CONVINCED HIM. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 2 January 1914
THEY CONVINCED HIM. Maxim Gorky, the famous Russian author, who was expelled from Russia some time ago, has not accepted the Czar's permission to return to Russia. ■There was another Russian writer who disapproved, of so many things in connection with the management of his country that he got himself into serious trouble -with the authorities. He persisted in pointing out the de fects, and at last they got so exasper ated that they decided to hang him, and he was duly sentenced to death by one of the governors he had criti cised. Three times they tried to hang him, and three times the rope broke. The worried hangman postponed the cxecutiou while he went to talk things over with the governor. "What did he Bay when the ropo broke the third time?" asked the go vernor. ; "Ho said it waB just what might bo expected in Russia," replied the hang man; "that we couldn't even hang a man properly." The enraged governor turned in a fury to the hangman. "Convince him that he is wrong!" he shoute...
A NEW CURTAIN LECTURE. Mr. Caudie Has Lent a Car-Fare to a Friend. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 2 January 1914
A NEW CURTAIN LECTURE. Mr. Caudle Han Lent a Car-Fare to a Friend. "Throwing your money away again, Mr. Caudle! You alv/ayB wero a fool. I'd like to know who'd lend you a car-fare when you run short, and Bhort it is you always will bo while over you've such high notions of being liberal. I wonder where you get such notions? Not from your hard-working wife, Mr. Caudle! No, indeed, and you know it;" and you needn't growl like that. But I can work, and I can alavo from morning to night and wear my finger-ends'to fiddle-strings! But what do you care, Mr. Caudle, bo long as you can be generous with your swell friends and lend them car-fares? "But you always wero a fool. I only wish they knew you as I know you. All, me! The things we might have done with that threepence. There's Jack, bless his innocent little heart. He wants a new ball to play with, and threepence would buy one. Where's the other one, you say? Well may you ask, when you know that old cat across the street kept It when he...
Strategy. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 2 January 1914
Strategy. 1 A little son of .a well-known minis ter was very anxious to have a watch. He repeatedly asked Ills father for one and, after many refusals, his father ' absolutely forbade him to mention the word again. It was the custom of the family to each repeat a text every Sunday morn ing. One Sunday morning, some weekB after the iinal emphatic refusal.of the watch, the text chosen by this enter prising little eon was: "1 say unto you, as I say unto all: Watch!"