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Wonthaggi-Dalysfon Coursing Club. OPENING MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 14 May 1915
Wonthaggi-Dalysfcoa Cours-' ing Ciub. OPENING MEETING. OFFICIALS.-President, Mr. P. J, Daly; Vice - Presidents, Messrs. T. J. O'Brien and W. Brown ; Treasurer, Mr. J. Harty : Judge, Mr. J. E. Mor row ; Slipper, Mr. T. Skehan ; Slip Steward., Mr. J. La Franki; Repre presentatives N.C.C.. Messrs. B. Maidment and C. Becker ; Stewards, Messrs. J. Meredith. H. Gray, P. S. Ryan, C. and J. Daly, T. Harty, J, E. Goldsmith, G. Lowe. J. Mont gomery, F. Dennis, Jas. Whelan, and W. Morrison ; Secretary, Mr. II. Coady. The coursing season was opened locally on Saturday last on the pictur esque and well appointed plumpton, which is situated on Mr. P. .J. Daly's property at Dalyston, and although the attendance of the general public was not up to expectations, the meet ing, generally speaking, was brought to a highly successful and satisfactory termination. This was due to the un tiring energy displayed by most of the abovementioned officials, and more es pecially the amiable President (Mr. P. J. ...
FIRE BRIGADE NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 14 May 1915
FIRE BRIGADE NOTES. The Fire Brigade have hopes of put ting a strong team in the field against St Joseph's on Saturday next. When this team play a few matches together they will prove a hard com bination to put under. Such prominent players as J. D. Daly, C. Daly. O. Edwards, W. Munro, P. Alderson, P. Malley, Meadhurst, Pianta, Scott, Wallace, Hazen, Keigh ley, E. Meredith, and Kent were absent from the Fire Brigade ranks on Saturday last, and with their inclusion the team will be vastly improved. For chronic chest complaints, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1/6.
HARROWING GRAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 21 May 1915
HARROWING GRAIN. The following experience has been gained from the field trials on the State demonstration farms during the past eight seasons.' Grain may be harrowed to good- ad vantage after it is four to six inches high, providing the soil is firm, tho har row light and the day warm, dry arid the sun shining brightly. Wheat and oats may be harrowed to good advantage just before they come up. If barley or flax are harrowed at any time after they are up, great injury to tho crop will result. Wheat and oats are tho small grain crops that can be harrowed to best advantage, but great injury may result if the ground is harrowed' dur ing cold, damp weather, when tho dew is 011 the young plants when they are less than four inches high, when tho soil . is loose, when too heavy a harrow is used or when a heavy, dashiug rain falls within twenty-four hours after the harrowing is done. Experience on tho demonstration farms indicates that the best time to harrow is just when it is beginning to...
ECONOMIC PORK PRODUCTION. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 21 May 1915
ECONOMIC PORK PRODUCTION. To enable our readers to make the most ot their skim milk, we reproduce here ;in article, published by us somo time back, which gives, in our opinion, the most valuable information over pub lished iu reference to the economic pro duction of pork. The article is given below, and we trust it will be of the fullest interest to tliu many new subscribers who have sent us their names since it first appeared, as well as a reminder to those who read it when it;was originally printed in our columns. '*.A short time ago Mr. John Harris, of the Calne baeon curing firm, undertook some pig-fceding experiments on behalf of the "Wiltshire County Couneil. Pour styes were made to hold forty pigs, which were fed thrico daily. The dry feed was soaked over night at the rate of a peck to five gallons of water, ex cept when milk was u&lt;iod when it re placed its own volume of water. TXe potatoes were boiled and the foods wo.t not given them in a sloppy condition. Six hu...
SHELLS THAT SUFFOCATE. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 21 May 1915
SHELLS THAT SUFFOCATE. According to the Ceylon correspond ent of the British Umpire Review the Germans may expect unpleasant shocks from the recent invention of an English scientist, namely, Vrofcssor Herdman, of L/iverpool, who lately passed through Colombo, homeward bound from Aus tralia, with Sir Oliver Lodge and others who had been attending the British Asociation meetings. The pro fessor, it seems, has devised a new kind of explosive shell, which throws out on bursting, a nauseating gas, completely . disabling* all persons within a wide area. Of course, the professor is offering his invention to the British Governpient for use against the enemy, who may or may not, find it more formidable than their own "Jack Johnsons."
HOW TO MAKE LIME WASHES. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 21 May 1915
HOW TO MAKE LIME WASHES. The folloing recipes are recommended by the' Department of Agriculture for Queensland:^ 2\o. 1.-20 lb. lime (unslaked), 9 lb. common salt, V& lb. alum. direction.' ' Slake the lime with boiling water uutil the consistency of the wash is similar to thin cream. To increase its antiseptic properties add pint of crude carbolic to each bucketful of wash. . .No. 2.-To. half a bucket of lime add two handsful of common salt and two handsful of tallow, or, better still, soft soap, at the rate of 2 lb. to 30 gallons of wash. Slake slowly, stirring ail the time. This quantity will make two buckets ful of wash, which possesses the pro perties of being very adhesive and un affected by raiu. No. 3.-Slake lime with water and add sufficient skim milk to bring it to the ttickncss of thin cream. "To each gallon add 1 ox. of salt and 2 oz. brown sugan dissolved in water. The germicidal value of Nos. 2 and 3 can be increased by the addition of J/i lb. of chloride of lim...
WINTER EGG PRODUCTION. SOME IMPORTANT DETAILS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 21 May 1915
WINTER EGG PRODUCTION. SOME IMPORTANT MTA1LS. i do not think (writes "Poultry Farmer'-) any branch of poultry-keep ing yields so excellent a profit as the production of winter eggs. A fact which many do uot seem fully to real ise is that a hen which lays, say, a hundred eggs may be uiuch more pro fitable than one which lays, aay, a hun dred and eighty. Everything depends j on the time when the eggs are laid. I It is far better to secure a hundred j eggs when they are selling.at five for :i shilling than to obtain a hundred :uid eighty when they aro worth no more than fourteen or sixteen a shil ling. Tho general-purpose breeds, par ticularly the ^-Orpington, Wyandotte, and I'lymouth Rock, are our best win ter layers. The laying or non-sitting varieties produce ithe bulk of their eggs during the spring and summer, when eggs are very plentiful and real ise but a low price. Fairly early hatched pullets of the goneral-purpose type should therefore be selected, as these are the most likel...
LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 21 May 1915
LOCAL AND GENERAL. Million Dollar Mystery, 2ud and 3rd edition, Sun. next, Wonthaggi Theatre. ATTENTION is drawn to ~an an nouncement by the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission in another column. THE local branch of the Red Cross Society, Mrs. R. Brunt, hon. secty., have sent 25 shirts, 40 pair3 pants, 4 towels, and 1 scarf to headquarters this month. THE opening of the Church of Eng land Parsonage was recently cele brated. Bishop Pain, of Gippsland, was present and welcomed. The col lection amounted to over £10. PUPILS for evening classes should enroll their names with Mr. Gartlan, head teacher of the Wonthaggi State School. The classes will be started shortly, and early enrolment is de sirable. THE euchre party and social, in aid of the Red Cross funds, on Thursday week last was most successful in every way, and the committee of ladies, with Mrs. Brunt hon. secretary, who arranged it, should be well satisfied. Million Dollar Mystery, 2nd an l 3rd edition, Sun. next, Wonthaggi...
AN ENGLISH HOLSTEIN RECORD. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 21 May 1915
AN ENGLISH H0LSTE1N.RECORD. Lawford Daffodil,' a threc-vear-old I British Ilolsteiu'lieifer, owned and bred j by ilr. Henry W. Poole, of Hill House, j Lawford, Essex, has just made a record i of 1,14S&lt; gallons of milk in -13 weeks, with her lirst calf. Lawford Daffodil wp.s under the supervision of, and the record is certified by, the Kast Anglican Milk Record Soeiety_ Mr. Poole's Hol stein cow, Lawford Dueliess, has also made a good record, having yielded 1,189 gallons in 32 weeks. -"Mark I Lano Express.'' I "
USE OF SALT IN AGRICULTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 21 May 1915
USE OF SALT IN AGRICULTURE. Tlie use of salt for manurial purposes is a com in 011 practice in many parts of the British Isles. Only a few crops, however, derive benefit from its ap plication. The manurial value of com mon salt is an indirect one. AVhen ap plied to the soil,, the sodium liberates and sets free more available potash from the large stock of insoluble pot ash compounds generally contained in coast soils. In this respect, salt forms a very good adjunct to other manures for all those crops requiring large supplies of potash. Its application to soils rich in some cases replace the use of pot ash manures. The use of common salt as a manure is associated with the man uring of mangels perhaps more than with any other crop. Its value in this respect was formerly generally ascribed to the fact that the wild species of the now cultivated mangel was a marine plant, and thus accustomed to the habit of growing in a salty environment. As mangel is a potash-loving plant, the true ex...
THURSDAY, MAY 13. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 21 May 1915
THURSDAY, MAY 13. W. S.McBride, arrested on Saturday by Constable Munro, for being drunk and disorderly, was discharged with a caution, having been some hours in the lock-up. VACCINATION. Senior-Constable Tennant prosecuted following cases and parents w^re fined 30s for not having children vaccinated, defendants having conscientious objec tions Archibald Wilson, C. Costin. J. E. Johnson, h. T. Pincomb, W. J. Spence, J. H. Mapleson. P. D. Cald well, A. Dawson, W. Payne, G. Siimms, A. Opie, and D. Davis, for whom Mr Conant appeared. DEBT CASES. H. Rawson v. C. Rosevcar, order for 10s 6d with 15s 6d costs. Gannon and Co. v. Nurse Thorsby, order for £2 Is 8d, with 13= costs. TRUANCY The following parents \v.*rc procpcdwl against by Truant Inspector Lucy. Fines were inflicted as follows:-A. Chee, 5s ; Thos. Edgeley, 5s ; G. Old field, 3s ; Jno Taaf, 2s. Thos. Riordan pleaded not guilty and produced a medical certificate, the cases were struck out. Inspector Lucy said the school had not b...
THE MAIZE-PRODUCING INDUSTRY IN VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 21 May 1915
THE MAIZE-PRODUCING INDUS TRY IN VICTORIA. Br Temple A. J. Smith, Chief Field Officer, in "Journal of Agriculture." The production of maize for grain in Victoria has not developed as fast as might have been expected, the area eul-i tivated being small when compared with the suitable land available in various! parts of the State for such purposes. The rich flats on either side of the num erous rivers and creeks north and South of the Main Dividing Range lend them selves as specially valuable to maize growing, partly owing to the class of soil provided and also to the climatic conditions prevailing; the rainfall is sufficient and the summer season long enough and hot enough to ripen the crop. "Where temporary dry spells are experienced, water for irrigation is gen erally available; this factor alone gives promise of a greatly extended area being cultivated when fuller advantage is taken of the permanent water supply. Already, in a small way, in more or less isolated cases, the crop ha...
THURSDAY, MAY 20. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 21 May 1915
THURSDAY, MAY 20. (Before Dr. Baird, Or. Steenholdt, Messrs W. Page Ferguson, M. D. Cock, J's.P.) BEBT. G. T. Timewell v. R. J. Bailey (Mr Brunt for complainant) order for £6 12s lid, with 23s 6d costs. H. Byrne v. Meredith, order for £l3 with 20s costs. C. M. Monoghetti v. G. Moss, order for £3 3s 4d, with 5s costs. A man named Falconer was charged with assaulting J. E. Smith. Defen dant said he did not recollect anything about the occurrence, which was al leged to have taken place in Graham street on Friday last. Evidence was given by Smith, W. Tooher, and Constable Cumming. Constable Hill, who is relieving Senior Constable Tennant, prosecuted, but did not press the charge. Defendant was given a very good character and the trouble was the outcome of a jollification. The bench dismissed the charge on de fendant contributing something to the hospital. He donated 10s. J. Rattray was granted a collectors license.
DISINFECTANT FOR POULTRY HOUSES. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 21 May 1915
DISINFECTANT FOR POULTRY HOUSES. Ju a clean five-gallon ston'e crook .pour quarts of raw linseed oil. Then dissolve one to six ounces commercial -lye in just enough water to dissolve "it; half a pint is usually sufficient. Allow the lye solution to stand a few hours until cold.. Then pour it very slowly .constantly stirring, in the crook of oil. Take four or live minutes in adding the lye solution to the oil. Uon . tinue stirring,for 20 to 30 minutes un til a smooth, thick, soft soap is formed. Then stir in S%' quarts commercial cre sol, which will dilute and blend with the soap to form a clear, red-brown liquid. A o per cent, mixture of the above stock solution is strong enough for all ordinary disinfection, as cresol is extremely powerful in its action. When diluted in this way a thin, milky liquid results, which can be applied with a bush or a spray pump. The latter is best, because with it the dis infectant can bo forced into every crack and eroviee, thus insuring a perfect job....
Glen Forbes. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 21 May 1915
Glen Forbes. There is considerable activity in the station yard at present, sidings are being lengthened, and extended so as to accommodate the up coal trains which have to pass the down traffic. A new bridge and trucking yards are in course of erection here. SERVICES will be conducted next Sunday in the Baptist Church at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Preacher, Rev B. R. Thorne ; singing led by choir. Sunday school at 2.30 p.m. All welcome. SERVICES -m connection with the Presbyterian Church on Sunday next will be conducted as follows Won thaggi 11 a.m. and 7 p,m. Subject, " ligssons from a Lost Soul." Sun day ^^School .at 2 ; Bible Class at 3. Nbrth:.#ohthaggi at 11; Sunday School ai'iS. .Simtn Dudley : Sunday School at-2"; service at 3.30. For chronic chest complaints, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1/6. Million Dollar Mystery, 2nd and 3rd edition, Sun. next, Wonthaggi Theatre.
DON'T WASTE MANURE. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 21 May 1915
DON'T WASTE MANURE. You need every pound oil manure you can got. No matter how rich you think your farm is, you cannot afford to be careless about this matter.. If .your land is already too rich to raise small grain put in crops that can use fertility. Spread it on the pastures and meadows. You can't grow too much grass. Nor can you grow too .much maize-too much per acre,' I mean. ' ^ Many do not appreciate the value of oat straw and- shredder fodder as a means of saving manure and making humus. 1 Instead of burning the stacks of straw, or allowing them to rot, feed all you can and use the rest for bed ding. Bed heavily, so as to absorb all; the liquids. Spread this thinly over the fields by means of a spreader, used daily if enough manure is made to pay hitching up, and you have your fertility out where it will go into the soil , in? stead of firing in the pile or washing away with the rains. Most soil needs humus. In fact, much of the trouble is the lack of humus more than the lac...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 21 May 1915
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Powlett Express PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. TELEPHONE NO. 8. FRIDAY, MAY 21st, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 21 May 1915
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. TELEPHONE NO. 8. FRIDAY, MAY 21st, 1915. THE cost of the great war will have to be paid and when the blessings of peace return again to a war worn and shell shattered world, there will be a tremendous burden of debt to be liquidated. Here in Australia we have a mul tiplicity of favorable opportunities and resources that do not exist in any part of the British Empire, and it is due to us to make the very best use of these. The land is fertile and will grow anything. Every acre must be pressed into production, blades of grass and ears of wheat, oats and corn must be multiplied, many times over. The present crisis in sugar again directs attention to the possibili ties for a beet sugar factory in the neighborhood of Wonthaggi. Some time ago Mr T. Mesley of the. Dalyston Agricultural Society men tioned this matter before the society and it should not be lost sight of. The country round about is well adapted for the growth of beet. Another important indus try only ...