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A BOTANICAL CURIOSITY. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
A BOTANICAL CURIOSITY. H is time wo should learn more about (Mat wonderful invention of Dame Nature known as the Venus tly-trnp, which, in the United States, timls its home mainly in the swamps near Wilmington, North Carolina. A .specimen transplanted into muss and rich earth will thrive in the house it kept, very moist, and it makes the best kind of lly-trap, for it is always on duty and looks after itself. As the older traps lose their vitality fresh shoots appear and new traps are de veloped. The Venus fly-trap is regarded as cue of the ureal est wonders of I he plant world, for it seems to exercisv a discrimination of taste that is mop than unman. It is provided with llnvi delicate hair-trinsers, ;md it exudes a sort of honey-dew that attracts the Hies. Woe to the lly, however, tha" touches one of the fritters, for. tinic as a Hash, the two heavy leaves of the trap close upon the victim and crush it, much the same as an ordinary steel trap acts. There is no escap lor the ily wh-...
At the Fire Station. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
the Fire Station. He was undeniably from far-beyond tHo suburbs, and as he was walking along a C'ilv street lie stopped in front of the lire-engine house and looked in. "Have many (ires in town?" he asked. "Yes, we have tlieni pretty often," rt plied I he fireman. "Kver try to see how quick you can hitch-up?" "Oh, yes." At that moment an alarm came in. At the first stroke of the gong the men rushed to (heir posts, the doors of the stalls opened, and within a few seconds men, horses, and engine were speeding down I he street. The young man watched I he pro ceedings with admiration. "Weil!" he exclaimed, when speech returned. "There ain't many places where they'd go to all that trouble to show a stranger what they can do."
Trumped. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
Trumped. "I wish I had never learned to play cards!" exclaimed a man who had i beer, unfortunate at the game. "You mean you wish you had lparn j cd, don't you?" was his wife's purcas j tic rejoinder. At a club meeting held in a public house in a small village a discussion took place as to whether a hard or | toll substance would hist the longer, j The debate continued for some time, | until one man spoke up and said: - i "Now, men, you are all mistaken, as 1 can easily prove. When me and my wife married stie had as good a set of teeth as any woman could have now she hasn't got one, and her tongue is as good as ever." I "When little Doris climbed up to ber father's knee it was quite ob vious that some deep problem was troubling her mind. Presently she unburdened herself of the moment ous Question. "Papa," she asked, "was it a very wise person who said. 'The good die young'?" "Yes," replied the father. "I sup pose he must have been very, very wise." "Well," said the child, after medi ...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. Powder the insides of new gloves to make them easier to slip on, and also, in the ease of colored kid ones," to prevent the dye from staining the hands. The cooler eggs are the quicker they will froth when whipped, so they should be beaten in a cool place.' A pinch of salt always cools and fresh ens them. * Vegetable and fruit stains on the fingers can be removed by dipping the fingers, in very strong tea for a few minutes and then washing them in clear, warm water. If bright saucepans and kettles, have.-to be used over a smoky (ire, smearing a little grease over the bright, part' will prevent the suioke, from blackening the metal. If wash ed after use in hot water, the pan will be as bright as over. When using dripping for making a cake, add a few drops of essence of lemon or the juice of a lemon, and it will be found that this will not only remove the fatty flavor which cakes so often have when made with drip ping-especially mutton - but will very greatly'improve...
WIT AND HUMOR. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
WIT AND HUMOR. "Therese changes I.or li;tir con stantly." "Thai's because its :?,> close lo her mind, probably.' "What kind of a disguise arc you going to wear at the masquerade'.'" "A 'diaphanous gown." People will see i-ijAlit through that." "I don'; Know what I want to cat to-day. I'd like a little oi everything;." "Very well. sir," replied the waiter. "The hash will be ready in a few min utes." "So .w'U d m'i appnne of those. London Suffrage! ;es?" "I don't know much ;. licml them," replied Miss Cayrn, "hill I can't, help feeling ih it a woman who can't sub due a lew men without the use of dynamic is sonieihing of a failure." "This isn't a clean knife, Jane," said the young mistress to the new servant. "Well, it ought to be." said the ser vant, "for the iast tiling It cut was Koap." ".My dear win: spent her early years in a milliner's shop," said a wealthy self-made man the other day. ".Mine spends most of her time there now," growled his friend. "She's pretiV dear, too!" .Mr...
CHAPTER IX. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
:HAFTKR I ill; if Sheila Danvers was sad over night. she hud no linu' !'or mekin eholy on the following morning. After :ill. she was young, and her glass told her lhat she wan beautiful. The sun was filling lier bedroom with a gold en light. She sprang out of bed, washed and dressed quickly without wailing for Nanny's aid, and was out in the gi.ilen some time before breakfast. She could not help a sense of intense relief at the absence of Ralph: and this sense of relief she reproached herself for, as she knew quite well that what gave her plea sure gave poor Aunt .Margaret the keenest pain. Nevertheless, she was glad. Ralph as a little boy had been tiresome, selfish and quarrelsome. As he grew older, his greatest delight was to give Sheila sharp pinches 011 the sly. All these were objectionable enough: but the last time she was home his manner had been insolent and overbearing. He had remarked boldly on the color of her eyes, iho length of her tawny hair, and the shape of her feet. ...
Then She Rested Hers. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 May 1914
Then She Rested Hers. "Ii says here: 'One of l iu- idols most revered by the Koreans :s tin' li.mii'i' of a woman. sealed resting her chin in her hand,'" said Mrs. Chatter !ey, reading from the newspaper. "Which proves ihai the Konansare about the wisest nation on earth," sunfiested her husband. "How's that, .loslma'.'" "Well," said .Mr. ('hat!-rley. with distinct and deliberate emphasis, "simply because they make a deity ot a woman who lias sense enough to j;iv&lt;; her chin a re.st!"
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 21 May 1914
An attempt to wreck the main Gippsland train was made near Rosedale on Thursday night. Designs for the Parliamentary buildings at Canberra are invited by the Federal Government. Spells Perfection in Liquor. It is a Popular Tonic. Si A -LONG-service ItRAMWAY OFFICER;! j MR. CHARLES ROCK j| 42 Gl.ulcn Street, lL.st Rrimswic!;, for j 33 years in the Melbourne Tramway j Company, wriies this letter (2 4.12). J which is of special interest lo all Kail- ! way and Tramway mea, to j ILllllTl: Till® | .CLEMENTS TONIC LTD. ! "In December, 1911,1 caught :j cold and serious pleurisy. For ! | three days my temperaiure was ! 104 degrees. My life was des- j paired of, but through taking the I doctor's advice I live to-day, he advised my wife to get Clements Tonic, as 'THERE WAS LIFE IN THAT MEDICINE.' They were the truest words he ever uttered, and 5 would have been dead only for that grand medi- j cine. My wife paid 2 3 for the j small bottles, had she paid £40 I she would have had good value. I I...
BROODING YOUN GCHICKS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 21 May 1914
BROODING YOUN GCHICKS. In brooding young chicks tho first thing to do is to storiliso tlio brooder thoroughly to ho sure that all diseuso germs arc killed beforo it i?> heated tip. Then put in ii layer of old news papers at tho bottom. This will mako the brooder easier to clean out. Over ihe paper put half au inch of sand, chaff or cut clover. This will help to make tho brooder floor warmer and keep tho chicks' feet warmer; also, as tho chicks' legs aro weak, tlioy will not slip so much and get out of shapo as they would on paper nlono. It is tinio enough to heat up tho brooder when the eggs begin to hatch, rjiu heat wants to be evenly distribut ed so that thero will bo 110 cold cor ners, as then tho chicks may crowd one another in trying to avoid them. I'lio temperature should bo up to 'JO deg. beforo tho chicks aro placed in the brooder, and should ho kept there tho first week, for tho little chick thon has n change from 102 dcg. or more in the incubator down to 90 deg. Tho nex...
HAPPINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 21 May 1914
HAPPINESS. Tho happiness most peoplo aro seek ing is that of doing what tlioy liko, for. potting that love seeks not its own. Love can redeem anything and every thing, and never fails. Tho philoso- | pher of happiness who realises happi- i ness as an art and not as an accident, j knows that perfect personal joy is tho J right of every civiliscd human being. Charm. abandoninoiu.. and all fantastic | beauty expressed in song or dancf. and ; passionate expressions of all kinds. load j ?.is upward and not downward, :1 wo I know the philosophy of love as wdl as j the philosophy «>f hapniness. .It is at | our peril to-day if wo allow ourselves to j become anaemic spiritual .-.lugs instead j of rollicking children of tho infinito. Mrs JJnvoluck Ellis in "Tho Forum," j
THE PLOUGHMAN'S JARGON. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 21 May 1914
THE PLOUGHMAN'S JARGON. With nil our growing Jovo of country, of rural scenes and pursuits; .with all our know'-idgo of horses and cattlo, and our assiduity in compiling new vocabu laries and glossarios. it is surprising tiuvu wo still lack a gtiido to tho mean ing of tho continuous conversation which animates tho true-born country man in conjunction wit'li his team. I1. might reasonably bo supposed that tho plodding ploughman, tho jocund toam stor, and grinning yokel could enlighton us concerning vho jargoc and jumble of sounds thoy uso whon majaging "ossos" in tho field, farmyard and stablo. Yo\ oven a Yorkshiroinan of this clad?, though generally admitted to bo an ox pert in cquino education, is unablo to explain anytJiing for very shynoss. His working hour prato ranges from the harsh and guttural to tho smooth and musical, and it is interesting without being convincing; but our knowlodgo ia obviously a long way from being com plete. Tho pickings-up aro trivial and trite, but mor...
A COMEDY O FERRORS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 21 May 1914
A COMEDY 0 FERRORS. A remarkab'e story comes from Sey mour Gnnlons, Ilforih A gentleman land his wife occupying a villa decidet' to leave home fiir two or three days ' and asked a neighbour to "keep nr eye" on the placo. The vigilant neighbour, acting upon his instruc tions, the same night observed a liglil - l.otlrnnm of the presumably unoc man, tho neighbour maac ;v iuiuiuh entrance through tho sculiery window and quietly tho two men inndj tlieii way to tho bedroom. Tho light ol tho constable's bull's-eye disclosed thf head of n man in bed, and tho con stable promptly drow his truncheon. As promptly the occupant of the bc&lt;" sprang out and a despcrtto struggle began. Simultaneously a lady dashed across tho room shrieking, throw open tlio window, clambered out. and in hei night attire began at considerable peril to work her way Around the bay. A second constable, passing at tho mo ment, hastily concluded that the lady ivas bent on suicide, and, entering the front garden, ...
Great Southern A. and P. Society. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 21 May 1914
Great Southern A. and P. nn>' Ml''&lt; V tii'iv I-',"""-' f":v «!.- -'""V ...rj,,,, l". hel.l ai M a ry i>or&lt;")ii£;h c," J,,,,,, and 1st and '2nd .luU nrxt ; a_] UIIIK-'S of delc.'ates ,'.|S J, pointed) (" 1,., forwarded Iit^t U". I / i II .J urn- I. Mr \\. A. Iloberirori, ("J>i. ? £ Ve lerinary Oilier to tlio A:r:ie.d u,::I Departineir, no'ifying committee cf i nesday, Bib S.-pt, 1014, "us bin ilio date oil which tliu iioxc stal.u.n pinule will bvln-M at Foster. .,.? The. coiTrtspondciioo was received on the motion of Messrs Oi\un and il'DoHaltl. ? r.efer.n,1!I to -J.he npplica'ion of Mr Winchester, Mr Skinner read the extouded conditions to [be liieolin^ itnd after .expressing a few details i," conn-c ion with sAme, lie said it was for ilu' incfit ng to decide. '. Mr AUDonald r D h's 2-3 feet in clude .i,Jj3 wliulo width of the block ing.oii 1 ?' M r SUinrit'r : Mv H'imhester would supply the committeo' with, working phius - whenever nn'ued. L-, pni'cii...
THE HOLSTEIR. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 21 May 1914
THE HOLSTEIR. Thoro arc several distinct, groups of Dutch cattle-namely, tho Friesian, tho Black and White Holland, thq Black Whitc-hoad Groningon, and tlio Iied whito Mcuse-Hhino-Yssel groups. In sorao of tho best herds tho avorago an nual yield is stated to bo 800 gallons and over, including hoifera with first calves. Oilier oows aro said to givo 1300 gallons, and tho fat porcenUigo is estimated at from 3 to 5 por cent. Among the dairying herds of America the Holstein ranks only second' to tho Jersey. It is tho largest of tho dairy breeds, and tho colour markings aro variegated blaok and white, there being a preference, as a rule, for animals on which tho two colours aro about evenly (krided. Theso colours aro never blended, but always sharply defined. Tho cows aro lively, and liavo plenty of nervous energy, which is so essential a characteristic in any dairy breed ; but unliko tho highly-developed Jersey, they are at tho same time very tract able, and sudden disturbances or un us...