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INSECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
INSECTS. A new machine, has just been invent ed by an engineer, Mr. JYiggeri, for the destruction of insects. This -elec tric machine has been 'tried, at Pala cios, in the province of Santa Fe, in the Argentine ' Republic. On a carri age that it is easy to transport Mr. IViggeri places a gasolene motor and an alternating current generator. At the back of the carriage a drum is placed, on which about 200 metres of insulated cable have -been rollod. This cable carries the current to a metallic net or system iixed upon a little vehicle with two wheels,'and which carrics in its centre a transformcr that is destined to raise the tejision to 6000. volts and even more. The metallic circuit is established between a ole and the dy namo formed by q. steam of iron fixed into the ground and the net. ? After several trials, which have all been crowned with success, the exeriments at Palacois were considered as decisive. Tndeed, not only lias it been ossiblc to destroy grasshoppers, but also tlic...
THE DUM DUM BULLETS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
THE DUM DUM BULLETS. from diflerent quarters cotno stories of the us© of dum-dum bullets by the Germans. One In nco-corporal pro vides first hand evidence in the shape, of a liole Sin in dameter in his sleeve, and a correspondng wound in the arm. The doctor told hm that nothing but" an expanding bullet could have done such damage. Dum-dum is the town in British lnda, where a foundry turned out the fust of these (Mark IV.) bullets, which 'were adopted in Indian frontier .fight ing because ordinary bullets would not stop the fanatical tribesmen. The commonest method of securing expansion of the missile on impact is to file down the point, or to inak'f longitudinal slits in the nickel, ex posing the lead core.
MELBOURNE LETTER [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
I MELBOURNE LETTER I . I I . (From our Speeial Correspondent.) it must be assumed that for reasons that may be surmised discipline is made to sit as easily as possible upon the^ men who. volunteer for the ISx peditionary i'orces during tlie prelimin ary training in camp at-Broadmeadows. Otherwise there would be court niar tials and some ])retty drastic punish ments. The tendency of soldiers to get out of hand is to be deplored. Ot &lt;..our.se it is only, a certain section or them. for the most part, the men are sensible of tjie- need for behaving in seemly fashion, but there is a pro portion of devil-jnay-cares who are easily led to excesses. .The' real cul prits are 'the toughs who take all sorts of care that they will not volunteer but attach thorovelvcs to tho .soldiers, aTii' instigate the outbreaks tliat are the cause of deep regret to the com imr.iity, who are .disposed to*do homage to the splendid young manhood stream ing away to take their places in tho pcopl.' who ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
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THE BOOKKEEPER SCORED. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
THE BOOKKEEPER SCORED. "Joseph.," said a merchant to his bookkeeper, "I owe about three thous and pounds. I have seven hundred pounds in the safe, but our stock is absolutely run down. I think it is about time, I failed." "Yes, sir," said the courteous book keeper. "But I want a plausible pretext for my creditors. You have got brains, and I want you carefully to think the mat ter over to-night." The bookkeeper promised to do his very best. The next, morning the merchant- found to his cost that the bookkeeper had done his very best, for, on entering the office, he found the safe open, the money gone, and in its place a note which ran as follows: ?, "I have taken the £700 and skipped. It is the best excuse you can give your creditors."
BOTH AT THE SAME GAME. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
TiOTIT AT THE SAME GAME. Thi? milkman had been discarded for a rival vendor and was liotlv indig nant. "I don't want to say anything against him, but if you prefer milk that,'?, been knocked about 011 the rail way for hours to good milk fresh from my own cows-well, you'll get it. That's all."' "But he assures nie that his milk is brought direct from his. own faiim in the neighbourhood." I . "Does he'?' "Well, he may be speak ing the truth, but it's a funny thii^g that when I go up to .the station for my milk every mofning,' there he is put ting niilk cans into his cart." .
KRUPPS. THE BACKBONE OF THE GERMAN ARMIES. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
KRUPPS. THE BACKBONE OP THE GERMAN ARMIES. The present war has "as yet brought forth no great figure among the Ger man armies in the lield. Von Kluck and Von Iliudenburg, efficient generals though they may be, have displayed uo pre-eminent qualities such as would range them boside their great forbears, Blumenthal or Von der Tann. Yet there is 0110 German name that, since the outbreak of the war-and for many years past vlieitever the German Army li:is been mentioned-has been con stantly on men 's lips. That is Krupp's. Over-sanguine as men are in the first llusli oi' reiief after a period of acute suspense, people are already wondering how far the world-famous Krupp works at Essen are distant from the line of advance of the Allied armies. If air men could sally out and destroy the vast hive of industry which has given Germany her mighty siege guns, hor , deadly field-pieces, her innumerable . quick-firers! Krupp's has been called the Army and Navy Stores of the nations, lessen is Kru...
OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
OF RURAL INTEREST (By "Kusticus.") Those who have summer fodder crops must feel particularly pleased with themselves in view of the continued breaks in the weather, bringing just the right conditons for heavy yields ol: the succulent milk and fat producing fod der. The season , lias had its lessons -some of them forced home by bitter and costly experiences. One of the most striking"of them is the demonstra tion of the value of summer fodder crops. It is practically an accepted axiom that the farmer is tlie most conserv ative of men. Taken as a body, the men on the land undoubtedly do quali fy to bo placed in that category. They do not take readily to "new fangled'' notions, preferring to jog along in the same old way that was followed by their forbears'for generations back. This may seem to some the more re markable in that there is no class to whom more advice is given as to how to -do things than those. engaged in rural pursuits. The" amount of news paper and magazine space devote...
AMERICA'S CANALS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
AMERICA'S CANALS. The greatest canals in the'world are in the north country of America. By "greatest" is meant the most import ant in the economics of transportation, for these canals are not the longest or the .deepest or the most costly, nor did their construction involve very unusual or spectacular feats of engineering. But in point of tonnage passing through thern and in their influence upon freight rates throughout the country, no arti ficial waterways ever made approach ..them, even remotely. It is a surpris statement^ but true, nevertheless, that these important canals carry a far, greater commerce in eight months of the. year than is borne by the buez Canal, the Kiel Canal, and the Man chester Ship Canal combined in an en tire year. Tf the commerce of the Erie Canal, the Welland, and the can als of the St. Lawrence system be add ed, the aggregate will still fall short of reaching tha enormous tonnage floated by these inland waterways. It reached' in 1910, according to " Gas ...
GERMANY'S FOOD SUPPLY. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
GERMANY'S FOOD SUPPLY. In discussing Germany \vith regard fo her food supplies, the "Scottish . Tanner" says, "some have an idea that it will not be long before the i blockade of her ports will compel Ger i'l-iany to make terms with the nations ?vhose arms she has invited to assail her, but this is questionable. It is true | that Germany had begun to import some things before the .war broke out, but it is also true that she was in the way of I exporting to this country surplus food I stuffs, grown under her system of boun ties, which surplus will now be avail able for her own uses. To this list be long oats and sugar beet. The latter .lie did not export, but the sugar made t i'rom it came our way, and while it was beneficial in some ways, in others iv was of doubtful advantage. The exportation of oats to this country dur ing the past season played havoc with the prices of that commodity among us. and farmers suffered keenly. All this surplus food will not be available Cor her wants,...
A GERMAN SPY. HOW "TRUTH" IS MANUFACTURED. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
A GERMAN SPY. HOW "TRUTH'" IS MANUFAC TURED. lie came into Rotterdam from Berlin yesterday (writw Mr. Stephen Black in the Daily Mail. under date August, 27), a foxy, llueut. German, curiously like a bat in appearance, lie spoke to me at length to-day in the oilice of a Dutch frn ...i, a. t.. " uis swift How of lan guage j '.opened. Afterwards 1 gath ered his history and his mission, which 1 will state immediately is as follows: (a) Arrangi- on behalf of "a German committee,'', whoso headquarters or members d'd not transpire, to issue gratis an ample supply of photographs, illustrated papers, and war post-cards, to the Dutch press and the world; (b) Make similar arrangements with regard to ail news of the war in neu tral countries, in his own words, send out the truth made in Germany. This curious missiouer was liberally endowed with passes and letters of in troduction from a benevolent Govern ment. lie had unique opportunities, so ho said, for obtaining the Hruth, al though I could...
FOR WOMEN [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
(.By "Ambrosia A l'rench soldier chums for one ol the l!" reach lted Cross nurses, the high est decoration chut .KrJuice can bestow, the Cross of the Legion of Honor, it appears, from an article ill the "Morn ing iJost" tiiat ;.s soon as the Her mans entered Cam brai, the wounded French soldiers had a bad time of it, as tlie Gorman soldiers seized every thing for themselves. "But," con tinued the narrator, '-one of tile Red Cross Nurses stuck by us heroically. She stole food from tho enemy, some times Hour, sometimes rice, sometimes haricot beans-enough to keep ' us alive. But that wa.-j not the only thing she did. She knew that .all ot us would much rather be shot than bo left as prisoners ui the enemy's hands, though nearly all ol us had families. Besides, she was' a patriot, and said, 'If only you can get away, you will bo able to go on fighting against the Germans, and that is so much gain lor France!' So she set to work, and at last succeeded in collecting civilian clothes for ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
THE Minister of the CONGREGATIONAL Fitzroy, Melbourne. Sends his opinion of gpop1 mm u '\I was recommended to try Clements Tonic. I was completely ran down, suffered from nervous prostration, with insomnia and severe headaches. I had spent much money on medicines to no purpose. " One bottle put me right and was worth its weight in gold. "I recommend this medi cine strongly. (Signed) JOHN HOSKING." The Rev. J. HOSKING, D.D., is known as an earnest church worker", and his testimony to CLEMENTSTONIC was sent for the good it might do, This medicine is certain in its effects on run down or irritated nerves, and quickly relieves Biliousness, Weakness, Loss of Sleep, Poor Appetite, Constipation and Indigestion. ALL CHEMISTS and STORES SELL IT, COROKOOKE.-Mr R. .J. MILNE writes: '"In reply to your enquiry re 'GANE' MILKING MACHINE PLANT wite RELEASER SYSTEM installed by mil here, I may say they are giving complete satisfaction, being so simple in construction no intricate or sensitive pulsa...
GRAVEL AND BLADDER TROUBLES. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
GRAVEL AND BLADDER TROUBLES. Sufferers from gravel and bladder troubles should read the following let ters : From Mr. T. Penhall, Ida Street, - Black Hill, Ballarat East, Vic "Some years ago my health became seriously impaired. Excruciating pains deprived me of all rest and sleep. I had severe periodical headaches, as well as great pain in the region of the liver. My urine contained a heavy sediment of a brick dust colour, which gave me great pain in passing it. Such was my state of health when I first began taking Warner's Safe Cure. My restoration to health was rapid and complete. Since that time I have enj'03'ed the best of good health, and have been free from all pains. My urine is now clear and voided with out pain." From Mr. J. Taylor, 64 Helen Street, Northcote, Vic. "For a considerable time my little son, aged C years, had been ailing from a serious ? affection of the bladder arid in continence of urine. The irritability of the tissues became extremely marked, and the diseas...
Terrible Catastrophe in Wonthaggi. A MINER'S HOME DEMOLISHED. FO[?]R CHILDREN INCINERATED. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
Terrible Catastrophe Wontliaggi. A MINER'S HOME DEMOLISHED. FOFR CHILDREN INCINERATED. An outbreak of fire at the residence of Mr. Owen Lovell, in Caledonian Crescent, on Saturday night last, was attended with extremely sad, painful, and tragic circumstancas, and resulted in four bright little children meeting the awful fate of being burned to death. How the fire actually origin ated still remains a mystery, but the particulars surrounding the very sad accident can be gathered from the evidence which was given by the mother cf the unfortunate little victims at the Coroner's inquiry. The terrible catastrophe a cast solemn gloom over the whole community, and widespread sympathy is expressed for Mr. and Mrs. Lovell in the awfully painful affliction they have sustained by losing: under sudden and tragic circumstances their most precious possessions on on earth. Cr. F. J. Bird, J.P. (Deputy Coroner), held at enquiry into the cauBe of the accident at the Town Hall on Monday, when the foll...
United Anchient Order of Druids. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
^ : United Anchient Order of"' " Druids. The annual meeting of the Won thag:;i branch was held in the friendly Societies" Hall on Wednes clay, December 9, 1014, Arch-Druid' Bro. Atchison presiding over a very' largo attendance. The election of officers resulted as follows:-Junior Past Arcli, Bro. Atchison; A.I)., Bro. H. Wilson (uuop posed); Treasurer. Bro. W. C. Simcox: Inside Guardian, Bro. C. Keighley; Outside Guardian. Bro. T. Feeley: As sistant Secretary and Tress Correspon dent, Bro. J. C. Bentiek: A.D. Bards, Bros. Skinner and Penrose; Y.A. Bards, Bros. IBourke and Xelson. There were four . nominations for the Vice-Arch, and Bro. Dihvortli was the successful candidate. - Bro. Jef fries (retiring) and Bro. Connelly were candidates for the position of Secretary, and the former was again elected. The District President, Bro. A. Berry, performed the installation in a very capable and satisfactory man ner, and gave gocd advice to each new officer. The meeting then adjourned for ha...
LUCILLE LOVE. AT HOME SUNDAYS. WONTHAGGI THEATRE. [REMARKS BY NO. 9]. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
LUCILLE LOVE, AT HOME SUNDAYS. WONTHAGGI THEATRE. [REMARKS BY NO. 9]. There is a close relationship be tween tt magazine and a programme of pictures. The first gives you read able articles-short, humorous, des criptive-a lid tliere is a serial which mostly breaks off" at a very interest ing part each lnontl'j and .l'to be con tinued.'' Of course, y(jti buy 'the next to see how Gwendoline escaped from the villain, etc. Meanwhile, you "an drop into the Wonthaggi Theatre, where you have presented in another way the short stories-humorous, melodramatic and descriptive-but, until recently, one had not the pleasure of a "to be con tinued iii otir next" sprial. But just as eagerly as the next'iij^talmeijt in the magazine is awaited, so with the serial picture, "Lucille Love," now running at the theatre each Sunday night. TU6 plot is pitched in tlic Philip pines, and General Love is Governor. He does not look like ii typical Yank, who Las bepn reared on woudeu hams, hut would pass for a ger...
South Dudley. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
South Dudley. A-very pleasing function took place on Friday evening, when Mr. Ted- Solly, a popular citizen, was presented with a biscuit bar rel in honor of his 64th birthday Mr. Connell presided, and spoke in glowing terms of their much re spected guest. In the course of an interesting address, he said it was a pleasant duty for him to perform to present their old friend with a small present as a token of appre ciation from the residents Mr. Solly suitably responded, and said that he would at all times be pleased to do anything in his power to further the welfare of South Dudley. , Mrs. Hay, who was ably assisted by Mrs. Hughes, went to an enor mous amount of trouble to make the evening enjoyable, and this arduous task they happily accom plished, and they are to be com mended upon their successful efforts. ? Songs were rendered by' Messrs: Connell, Bingham. Murray, Green and Andrews. The accompaniments during the evening were played bv Mr. Percy Bingh am, who concluded a plea sant...
San Remo. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
San Remo, .It is not often that a Government auditor of shire accounts finds fault with ,the expenditure, but at the I December audit for the shire of Phil lip Island and Woolamai. the 'Govern ment officer seems to have been brought up with a round turn .011 learning that the council, during the past year, had spent over £50 on deputations to the Country Roads Board and Minister of Public Works. It appears that the members of depu tations charge £2/2/- each /for. ex penses on tliese occasions, and that one of the jaunts, cost £10/10/-, as the party consisted of seven council lors with the secretary. No one ex pects a councillor visiting the city on public business to sleep iu a boiler on one of the wharves, but there is 110 reason why expenditure in this direc tion. should not be limited by at least - confining the number of a deputation to two or three. The party receiv ing a deputation is influenced by pre -seutatiou of fuels, not by crowding the reception room with numbers.
Wonthaggi Licensing Court THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1914. (Before Messrs P Cohen, Bevan, and Gray, P.M's) THE WONTHAGGI APPLICATIONS. ROBERT ALBERT ASHE. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 8 January 1915
Wonthaggi Licensing Court THURSDAY. DECEMBER 17, 1014. (Bef >re Messrs P GVIioh, J3cvan, and Gray, P.M's ) THI-: WOXTIIACC;! Al'lM.lCATlONS. KOJUiKT AI.JSERT AS1IE. .Mr. I). E. ftvayshay appeared for applicant, whose site was in the south-west corncr of Graham and McKenzie-streets. .Mr. Cohen, P.M.: Is this opposite to . - McCrath's? Mr. ltrayshay: Yes. Mr. Kravsbay said that there was iso need- -. to elaborate upon the need for hotels in Wonthaggi. This site was «.»! the junction of . two important roads in from the hill country, and froni Jnverloch. The coal industry was assured for 30 or 40 \cars, sml-in any ease the rich district around would keep Wonthaggi nourishing. Won thaggi would have no reproaches /or the pubhe-spirited citizens, who came forward to put up swell good hotels. Colin Campbell proved the formal notices. The application had been advertised in the "i'owlelt Express," a newspaper circulating in Wonthaggi. . Charles Ignatius'* Kice, architect, produced plans o...