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GOOD HERDS ESSENTIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
GOOD HERDS ESSENTIAL. • The dairy cow Is one of the beat solutions tor the problem of • the; lilgli cost of living. She not only' furnishes cheap, wholesome, and nourishing foods. In the products of the dairy, but the innnure. If saved and properly UBed 011 the land, will accelerate larger crops and more pro fits per acre. But wo must have good herds. Probably I11 110 other industry con nected with the soil is there more ne nesBity for a complete reorganisation of the methods of working tlinn in dairying. Although wo have an In comparable climate for dairying the business is unsound at its base through the use of any kind of ani mal in the shape ot a cow. No sane man would tliinlc of sowing the same ltind of Beed for a grain crop year 1 after yoar when lie found by practi- J seed was less than one-lialf what It cal test that the yield from that seed was less than one-half what it should be. Yet men will go on milk ing and roaring calves for futuro use from cows which do not actually...
CABBAGE FOR DAIRY COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
CABBAGE FOR DAIRY COWS. Tlio value of the cabbage as a feeil 'for dairy cows- Is fairly generally known. It is a succulent feed, • is highly relished by cows, is an ex cellent milk producer, and is rich in protein. But -whilst Its value is rea lised, many dairy farmers have a rooted obection to It on account ot its liability to Impart an undesirable flavor to milk and butter. This ques tion is dealt -with by a writer in a recent issue of "Hoard'B t)airyman." After observing that the only objec tion to feeding cabbage to milch cows is the flavor imparted to the milk, he proceeds to-point out that, when fed under certain conditions, this objectionable feature can be avoided. One of the first precautions to observe is to keep the cabbage away from the* shed at milking time. Milk absorbs odors very quickly indeed, and If the cabbage odors aTe near the milk It will be tainted. An .other _ precaution to' ^observe: ia_ not to feed the cows just before milking; any higli-fiavored feed, in f...
SELECTING THE MILK COW. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
SELECTING THE . MILK COW. Nearly every good milk cow pos sesses certain points of conformation which indicate her milking qualities. The first important point is that she shall show a lean or hony torm, with a sharp prominent backbone, ribs wide apart, sharp withers and incurv ing thighs. This indicates "dairy temperament," or, in other words, that she will turn her feed into milk instead of beef. Next she will have a long, deep Bar rel, well sprung ribs, ., broad muzzle, and a strong jaw, these points indica1. ing capacity for consuming larger amounts of feed. Third, she will show a hardy con stitution. which is indicated' by a large heart girth, a deep chest, large open nostrils, and a large wind pipe and lung capacity. Fourth, a good dairy- cow should have an udder of good size , running well forward and hung up well be hind. The region of the pelvis or the liips Is wide, as is also the space be tween the thighs as viewed from be hind, giving ample room for a large udder. A large...
The Hint That Didn't. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
The Hint That Didn't. For ten long but blissful years they had. walked along the path of love; but as yot the love-sick youth had never mentioned about their getting married. Courtship Is very charm ing, but when there does not seem to be altar rails at the end o£ it glt-la naturally begin to lose Interest in tho game. Anyhow, Jane thought it time that tho marriage day wus fixed, so she threw out a gentle hint to her lover by way of encouraging him. Encour agement, she thought, was all tho dear fellow wanted. "Nathaniel," she whispered, coyly, "they're saying we're going to bo married soon." ■ "Aro they, though?" answered the stolid swain. "What a Joke It'll be on tliem when they find out wo ain't." Customer: iThls Is the first time 1'vo had a real tender (bit of steak In this place. Walter: Good heaveuB! I've given you the boss's steak! Women can Might a man's life with a smile.
WHAT TO TEACH A GIRL. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
WHAT TO TEACH A GIRL. | Teacli her to make hers the neatest room in the house. Teach her to say "No" and. stick to it, or "Yes" and mean.it. Teach her to dress for health and comfort ns well as for appearances. Teach her how to darn stockings, sow on a button and mend a glove. Teach her to have no'thing to do with intemperate or dissolute young men. Teach her to regard morals and habits and not money in selecting her associates. Teach her that the more she liven within her Income the more she will save, and the further from a condition of poverty will she live. Teach her that music, drawing and painting are renl accomplishments in the house, and ought not to be ne glected if there be time and money lor their use. Teach her to embrace overy oppor tunity for reading, and to select such iul and instructive information, in order to make the best progress in early as well as in later home and school life.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
CHILD'S TERRIBLE ECZEMA. Legs Badly Affected. Zam-Buk Hkals Evkkv Souk Littlo George Bowdon was badly crippled by running eczema, and could only bo moved ft bout, on pillows. Ilis disnaso bullied the hospital doctors, and ordinary remedies failed to fiven check tho painful sores. Zam-Buk, howovor, astonished tho parents by working a speedy and romarkablo euro. Mrs. E. Bowdon, who lives at G2 IIoho St, Darlington, Sydnoy, said : — "For three inotrl lis my son Goorgo suffered severely from a painful out break of eczema on his legs. Tho dis ease crippled him. and he had to be moved about on pillows. We had tho boy at the hospital, but tho doctors there could, do nothing for him, and various other treatments that wo tried proved quite ineffective. George was in'torture day and night, for his limbs were kept in a red-raw state. by tho watery discharge that constantly oozed from.the affected surfaco. "Ho was in • a shocking condition wbon we started to uro Zam-Buk. Tho sores wcro so wonde...
DREAMS AND DREAMERS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
□ REAMS AND DREAMERS. There are st'.'.l, even in Uiia enlight ened age, a number of 3uyi'rsliiio»s individuals who attach a moaning to certain dreams, nflivno will eagerly refer to books on ihe subject, in older that thoy may ascertain the purport ot some nocturnal reverie that is prob ably the outconia ot u ba-1 digestion. If the sleep be sound, the dlgiiative and other organs me In action, and the sleeper will pass a perfectly un disturbed night. If, however, any of the: (bodily functions are at ail out of order, and more especially the diges tion, the nervous system will ho af fected, and an imperfect conscious ness -will be the result. •A'" dream is nothing more or less than an imperfectly formed thought, caused mostly by the individual not being at the time alive to the sur roundings; and the imagination, not being under control, will wancVr mi checked by circumstances, and the dreamer is under the Impression that the ideas that flit through the brain are things -which are actu...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
Announcements H. C. SAUNDERS TAILOR, 2W IIKill ST., NOUTIICOTE, Thanks his numerous customers for their long extended patronage, and intimates to them that lie has in stock all the latest Autumn and Winter Samples. It's profitable to wear" Saunders' Clothes It's the decision of hundreds, after try ing other tailors, tlmt they have found the strength ami quality in the material and make always reliable. Undies' Costumes a Speciality. Plenty Rd. & Garnett St., • I'HKSTON. Tailor and Mercer. Como and Suo our Window Displays of NEW AND FASHIONABLE GOO DP. Tho Latest Stylos and Colourings in Suitings. Our MERCERY Stock is UP-TO DATE. All tho Newest in Fashion Shirts Tins, Huts, Hosiory, ifcc. Ladies' Tailoring a Speciality. pUBLIC NOTICE. Having severed my connection with J. Slmw, and after six nnd a half years' experience of the requirements of the Building Trade and General Carting (3J years with J. Shaw and 3 years as manager for Heron & Parker), I have decided to star...
MORE INTEREST IN GOOD COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
. MORE INTEREST IN GOOD COWS. The experience 'already'-"gained in places where associations have'been organised shows that with the weed ing' out o£ the unprofitable, cows jcomes an'interest in bettor cows and in the greater care or tho cows. There is a tendency to make greater discrimination in price between good and poor animals. Tho introduction of better cows per medium of the testing proeeri. creates a desire for more of thorn. Thus a larger number of cows with high yielding capacity reduces the cost of collecting milk and cream m a given territory. Tho increased Interest in JaIrving stimulates an interest In. pure-brod Btoclc. Instances are given where dur ing tho llrst year's existence of a dairy-testing association only one man owned a pure-bred dairy hull; twenty two such bullB wero found anion!! tho herds the following year. While no pure-bred cows at ail \v»~o owned tho first year, twenty-one wero bought during tho second year. This Ii terest steadily increased, and durin...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
Business Announcements. FOIl Wedding and Birthday Presents PINK & SON, THE ONLY MANUFACTURING JEWELLERS IN THIS SUBURB, 241 High St., Northcote (opp. "Moa" Cycle Works). • Don't hcsitnlc. Como nnd inspcct oar large assortment of Presents nt prices to suit "nil. E.P. Wnre, Watches, Clocks. Repairs of every description. Licensed Buyer oC Wrought Gold. Miss K. Lee WISHES . to intimutc having com menced,business its n FRUITERER .& GREENGROCER In New Sliop, Corner HIGH. & DALGETTY STS., ,. PRESTON. ,. Summer Drinks,,Confectionery, Cigars, Cigrirettes, nnd Tobncco kept in stock. A Trial Solicited. ; E. J\ KELLEY, Builderand Contractor, Corner Untold Slrcot aud Railway - AvcnuOf Tliornbury, Wili IJuildf on, Your Land, or . Buy J. Lniij) you-choose, lluutos your Own Design, or Sultfyou 'Houses- just' finished, doulilo or single fronted. . Best inatorinl imd workmanship. CASif or TKH.MS ' _ Pin lis Prc|mri'd; Stocktaking Sale NOW ON. GOODS MUST BE ^CLEARED. ■ GREAT o ...
THE FLY IN THE DAIRY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
THE F.LY IN THE, DAIRY. | As an intance of the numbers of bacteria the common fly can' carry, the I following figures given "by Pro fessor Easton may be cited: — He caught 100 flies in a, kitchen, put them in a pint of sterilised water and rinsed them about, and then examined the water, and found that lie had rais-. ,ed such a,number of bacteria off that each' fly averaged over 300,000. He next caught a'similar number in. the cow barn, and they . averaged over 800,000 each, another 100 In the 'pip' pen, and they, averaged over 1,000,000 each. . '■ It ,may be said that when-one goes intoa - factory or house 'and finds many flies, one Is immediately justi-1 fled; in condemning the sanitary sur-1 rcundlngs of such premises. One enn appreciate the fact that In factories where flies abound it is next to Im possible to keep them out of the milk, and the seeding of the milk by the bacteria which they carry must be very appreciable. The evil deeds of the fly need emphasising,' as too many o...
HOW TO BE BEAUTIFUL. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
HOW TO BE BEAUTIFUL. 7 The man, or woman, who wants to , bo as good-looking as nature will per- . mit is given a few practical hints in the "Family Doctor":— Don't eat your meals quiclcly; this '■ causes indigestion and a red nose. Don't worry; other people's troubles are quite as bad as yours. Don't forget that a penny spent on trait does more good than a shilling on buns or sweetB. Don't walk Ave miles one day and stay at home all the next. Don't read till midnight; ono hour's sleep before twelve Ib worth flvo afterwardB. , Don't shut your bedroom window; fresh air is necessary for hoaltli. Don't expect physics and tonics to keep you well if you neglect tho laws ' of health and liygieno.
WORK THE SOIL NOW. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
WORK THE SOIL NOW. All orchard soils should ho: kept well worked during the summer months. It is very essential that these should have an abundant supply of moisture during the whole of the growing season. The transpiration from fruit and foliage is considerable at any time but (luring the hot and windy weather the amount of mois ture which is required by a tree, and which is ultimately transpired from the tree, is very exceptional. Excessive transpiration is often the cause of loss of young trees and of now grafts. They are found to p.iit with a large amount of moisture, aii'J are not able to retain or obtain suf ficient for their nourishment; they then very soon wither and die. The ioil p.round these should be kept well stirred, tliey_ should also be given a good straw mulch.
COMEDY AND TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
COMEDY; AND TRAGEDY. Come now to the actor's everyday life. It you are a. comedian you can't get any sympathy. Ever hear two men dismissing the illness of a co mcdian? Jones will say, "I hear Jack Cannot has appendicitis." "You don't say," grins Brown. And then they both burst out laughing. If an actor happens to be a tragedian it is the other way about. Every happy little episode In his life is referred to with •bated breath. "Did you hear about H. B. Irving winning a thousand at the ponies?" Smith will say. "Dear me," Robinson will reply; and they will look as if they had been asked to have a last look at the body before the lid is screwed down.—Fred Niblo on the disadvantages of being an ac tor, in "Theatre Magazine." "I owe my success chiefly to obser vation, Imagination and concentra tion. All my life I have cultivated these three faculties. I am always watching for new ideas wherever I go,-and I get most of them when tra velling and at railway stations. When 1 am on the stage ...
THE FARM HOME ATTRACTIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
THE' FARM. HOME ATTRACTIVE; Farmer's wives and" daughters often wonder why their homes do not look as attractive as those of their sisters in town. They - say they work twice as hard, and do not have half the , chance to have a good time. One very ■ simple tiling adds , much to the attrac tiveness of tho farm home, and .tlmt • is the presence of flowers. | There is no one who can better af-' . ford to have pretty flowers than the farmer's wife, for she has plenty of land and fertiliser. There are so many pretty hardy plants and shrubs I that require little work and that when I once started will, bloom every season . ; for a. long time. There are.also many ] annual ^varieties, that will .-furnish'; cut ^flowers lor the interior of the house, such as, sweet peas, nasturtian, pinks, ■ phlox i and \ asters—my, favorites. It - is a pleasure, to give, away llowerB to ;tlie sick, to carry them to the .altar of ■tho little\church, and,; in fact, it seems as, if fhey are never out of place. ...
PREPARING THE LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
PREPARING THE LAND. Much lias been heard (luring the last year or two as to the value of explo sives for sub-soiling land intended to be planted with fruit trees and vines, and some authorities have made out, on paper, strong^ arguments in favor of their-use. The lecturer in. viticul ture and fruit culture at the Hose worthy College, South Australia, how ever, is doubtful if. the work by such means can be performed as effective ly and economically as with teams and the ordinary implements used for the purpose. He considers .that by adopting the usual method of sub soiling a more uniform layer of soils will bo obtained to a depth .ranging' from IS to 24 inches, and the cost of such work may ho put down at be tween £4 and £6 per-aero. On the | other hand,'lie reckons that to secure . equally' satisfactory results with .ex plosives the cost will work out at £20 , an acre. In a comprehensive article in "The Journal of Agriculture" Mr., Latter. speaks highly of the Engllsh! I ditching pl...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. . TJsed In water as a dally gargle, borax keeps the throat healthy. Used In-water for cleansing the teeth It "disinfects",them and prevents their decaying. In wet weather clean the -windows • with chamois leather In tho usual wayi then sprinkle a little flour on the pol ishing duster. Tho result will be an easy and a brilliant polish. Should tho Inkpot be accidentally upset on tablecloth or carpet, pour a .little cold water over it at once. TUo Ink w(ll float on the water, and when cloth or carpet is rubbed dry 110 stain' ; will show. To prevent inferior potatoes from appearing watery when cooked, scrub,' then score the skin lightly, length-, ways and across, nil tho -way round, Doll in Baited water. They Will then be dry and floury. 1 Before using a new saucepan nl ways fill it with water. If not nn en amelled one, add a lump of soda and potato peelings and let It boll for some hours. Then wash out thor oughly, and all danger o£ polBOnlng from the tinned lining wi...
DAIRYING. COWS AND FERTILITY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
DAIRYING. COWS AND FERTILITY. On nil pastures where cows and young Btcsck Imvo been grazed for many years without spoclal . means being taken to restoro the losn of phosphates; on all pasturesabound file in eoarso grass' nnd weeds on damI), ruBhy grounds, and on olny Innd pastures, an application of G cwt. per acr3 will-he found to pai duco satisfactory result during the first and subsequent seasons. ■ Th'j remarkable appearance of clover which follows closely upon such tin application is only' to bo "accounted for by llio stimulus which phospimtlc and calcic manures rJvq to this class ot plnnts. White clover throws out suckers and is of a creeping n.itJrc, from which It derives it3 botanical name of repens. That the plant ex isted in a weak and apiroe condition previously cannot be tlouhtoJ, but a dieaninp of "phosphate of limo ciiusca nn unwonted development anil vigor ous growth of both wh't.3 clover Pud other leguminous plnnts.
Pender's Grove Settlers' Association. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 April 1914
Pender's Grove Settlers' Association. The fortnightly meeting of the above was held on Wednesday evening last, the president, Mr. Phillips, in the chair, and about 30 members were present. There was a lively discussion on a motion by Mr. Schultz, seconded by Mr. Duffield and supported by Mr. Saxe — "That this Association support the Northern Tramway Extension League in their efforts to secure a tramway along St. George's road." An amend ment, moved by Mr. Day, seconded by Mr. Kay and supported by Mr. Camp bell—"That this Association support the proposed extension, provided a referendum of the town of Northcote is taken, and that the ratepayers are in favor of the proposed extension." The amendment was carried. A hearty vote of thanks was passed to Messrs Schultz and Saxe for their work in connection with floating an overdraft to cover debt on the hall. It was decided to appoint a caretaker. The president drew members' attention to the fact to secure their votes rates must be paid by...