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A New Invention. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 12 June 1914
A New Invention. I A remarkable invention pregnant with useful possibilities is the wire less long-dislance inirroiu Its pur pose, in brief, is to convey an image' in the same manner that sounds are ; now communicated. It is a vadical improvement on the old-time camera obscura, a structure in which the real image of an ob ject is projected upon a -white table or other plane surface. Not : only does the new apparatus reflect on a mirror nil objects located and all happenings occurring within a much greater area than the camera obscura, but it operates at night. Just bow the machine works has not jet been revealed, but it is known to consist of 'a v.eh of wires attached to a tall mast, and it is this web which receives; the/ impressions ahci projects them on to the mirror located at the base of the mast. The principal value of the new ap | paratus will be in its application to ships. Jt is expected to prevent collisions with other ships, ice bergs, or derelicts by disclosing the where...
Glaciers and Icebergs. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 12 June 1914
Glaciers and Icebergs. Most of us talk of glaciers and ice bergs familiarly ; but how many know how they nro formed ? When snow falls in tho lower re gions, or nt high altitudes, Mr. A. G. Ogilvie explained to a largo audience of young folks in tho thea tre of tho lloyal Geographical So ciety at Burlington Gardens, it does not melt, or it melts very little, even during the summer. So tho layers of snow are constantly increasing. When the slopes are steep, the accumulated snow falls as an a%-alanche ; but on a high table land there is no such escape for it. But the snow, falling year after year, does not build up a great snow mountain, because tho lower layers are pressed down by tho groat weight, the air is squeezed out, and granular ice is formed. This downward motion is the es sential feature in the .glacier. First the grains of ice :are no bigger than a pin's head ; but they gradually, as ' the pressure increases, get bigger and bigger, and the large ones absorb tho smaller. The ...
GOLF. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 12 June 1914
GOLF. The Murtoa golfers had a pleasant trip to Rupanyup on Monday, and would have won an excellent match by one hole only that Walker (who did the round in 37) had the bad luck to play once with a wrong ball, which lost the match. The visitors were hospit ably treated, Mr. L. G. Lamb acknow ledging the courtesies extended by Dr. Cook and his committee. The return match in a few weeks is looked forward to with pleasure. Scores :— Muutoa. R up as y op H.A. H.A. L. Walker 0 0 W. J. Furror 1 3 H. VV. Haley 5 5 Dr. Cooke 0 0 H. 0- Comport sq. R. Lawrence sq. J. Mulllins 3 4 W. Millor 0 0 L. G. Lamb 2 3 VV. J. Dyer 0 0 K. Murphy 1 3 VV. Hutuhings 0 0 L. Kyle 0 0 J. Lawson 2 3 (t. M'Mullin 6 5 L. Luwrenco 0 0 L. J. Scott 0 0 C. Wilkinson 3 4 F. I>. Mann 0 0 I). Thomas 4 4 VV, Teppor 4 4 G. Hine 0 0 Mrs. Murphy 0 0 Mrs. Lawson 5 5 Mrs. Utber 2 3 Miss A. Cuiton 0 0 Misa Duvios 0 0 M193 M'Intosh 7 S Miss Hogan 0 0 Miss C. Cuiton G 5 ' 23.27 2S.2!) The following are the scores for the mont...
RABBIT COURSING. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 12 June 1914
RABBIT COURSING. The Murtoa Fox Terrier Coursing Club commenced its second year under favorable circumstances, the meeting on Monday being the most successful yet held. Entries for the various events were numerous, and there was a fine attendance at the show-grounds, includ ing a number of the fair sex, to witness the competitions. Mr. Ben Bates sup- ' plied a fine lot of vigorous rabbits, and I some splendid coursing resulted, the finals in each event bcin£ undoubted courses. Messrs. H. Degenhardt and A. Pumpa (judges) and B. Jones (slipper) gave entire satisfaction ; and Mr. R. G Preston (secretary) was the " real giassy marble." About foriy at tended the settling in the evening, when the stakes were paid over. Mr. H. Seymour's trophy, consisting of two sets of carvers, was handed over to Messrs E. Duane and Caine, whose Red and While had proved a snnrt dog, and it was a popular win. Results : — Club Stakks—Fox Tkbiukus, For Sweepstakes nnd £2 *2s trophy, pre senter] by Mr. II. So...
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 12 June 1914
FOOTBALL. It was an exciting game at Minyip on ^Monday, when Horsham brought its best team, and Minyip was strengthened by Sprake (2) and Sleith, from Murtoa; Cantwell, Smith and Ryan from War Tacknabeal; and Robb from Rupan yup. During the first quarter the blues were most prominent, being decidedly a smarter team than Horsham, although the latter excelled in marking and pass ing. The home team looked like win ners until Brierly, who was doing great work, got a kick in the ankle and his football was ended for the day. With 17 men they finished the first quarter a goal ahead. Horsham then crowded the play, and at half-time the scores were even. In the third quarter the big fellows forged ahead, and led by 12 points. It seemed all over then, but in the final spurt, Minyip played a big up hill game after Horsham had put on another goal. The blues replied with two goals and there was great excite ment as they seemed to have the game in hand ; but after a couple of singles the bell rang...
ANTS (To Destroy). [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 12 June 1914
ANTS (To. Destroy). After having discovered the aper ture of their nests, surround it with soft clay formed into the shape of a funnel, and pom* in boiling water.' Where..they are ;in the habit of in festing a floor or room, lay down thin slices of raw liver, upon which the ants will soori' congregate in large numbers. Throw the meat as it becomes covered into hot water, shake it dry, and lay it down to collect more. A damp sponge, sprin kled with dry white sugar, may likewise bo used. The ants will go into the cells of tho sponge after the sugar, and can then be destroyed in hot water.
Prearranged "Heroism." [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 12 June 1914
Prearranged "Heroism.*' » Yearnera after notoriety; have adopted as vehicles for the attain ing of their ends visits to lions' dens, reacuo from drowning of per sons paid to fall in the water, carefully-rehearsed struggles with imaginary burglars, arrest of run away horses hired for the occasion, and many like expedients. To what extremes folk afflicted" with a mania for such popularity will go is well instanced by the case of a young lady of good fam ily, who complained of being con tinually followed by a tall, dark i stranger when out alone. Letters and postcards couched in the most I affectionate terms were always ar riving at her father's home, and a reward of one hundred pounds w"as offered for the discovery of the sen j der. I The matter was discussed in the papers, and soon along came a still more piquant item. An at tempt had been made to steal the young lady altogether ! Public in terest was by this time aroused ; and there is no knowing what fur ther adventures might have ...
A NOVEL RAT TRAP. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 12 June 1914
A NOVEL RAT THAI'. A boy, while playing in the yard close to a grain house, dug a hole and buried ati old-fashioned fruit jug or jur that his mother had throw'n away, says the " Iowa Homestead." The top part of the jug was left uncovered as shown in the sketch, and a hole was broken in it just above the ground. The boy ' then placed some shelled corn in the bottom, put a board on top, and weighted it with a heavy stone. The jug luid been forgotten for several days when a farmer found it, and, wondering what it was, ho raised the hoard and found nine full-grown rats and four mice in the bottom. The trap has been in use for some time and is opened every day or two and never fails to have from one to six rats or mice in it. Frost-bitten vegetables should" be soaked in cold water for one hour before boiling. A piece of salt petre' should be added to the water in which they are cooked.
A Bad Blizzard. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 12 June 1914
A.Bad Blizzard. . 4 - One of tlio worst blizzards recorded for the last 25 years recently swept the Atlantic coast, and hundreds of streets in New York' were rendered impassable. An army of 17,000 snow-shovellers was engaged to clcivr the highways. The city was-threat ened with famine, for no freight trains with foodstuffs were able to enter the city. Terrible suffering was experienced in the poor quar ters, and many doaths from ex posure were reported. Passenger trains in all parts of the State were snow-bound. Seabright, New .Jersey, a popular seaside resort, was devastated for the third time uithin two months, and all along the coast disasters to coastwise vessels were reported. All incoming liners reported encountering fearful weather, the captain of the "Oceanic" declaring that the voyage was the worst lie had ever experienced, j Forty ■ steamers arrived considerably overdue. 'Much havoc was also wrought in Britain, especially on the West ami South coasts. Ail iron ore vessel f...
"Best Beggar in London." [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 12 June 1914
I "Best Beggar in London." The Hon. Sydney Holland, chair man of the London Hospital, who has become Viscount ICnutsford by ■the death of his father, has been de scribed as "the best beggar in Lou don." The new Viscount is in his fifty-ninth year. His wife is a daughter of the fourth Earl of Ash ' burnham, and they have two daugh ters. In his early years lie was a famous swimmer, aiid in 1877 was fifth in the long-distance champion ship of England. But it is for his tireless energy on behalf of the Lon don Hospital and other charities that he is chiefly known. The ori ginality of his methods in securing the vast sums of money necessary to maintain his hospital has shown that he has no peer even amongst professional agents. TIo once offer ed a guinea to anyone who would give him a lino .to fill' a certain hoarding. - . That/ he pointed out, gave him six weeks' advertisement while he was making up his mind which line to choose. On another occasion lie made good use of the fact &am...
ALMOND CAKES. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 12 June 1914
ALMOND CAKES. Sweet almonds,* one pound; refined sugar, one pound; best flour, three quarters of a pound, and ten eggs. Blanch the almonds and pound tlieiu in a mortar with a little orange flower water; beat up the eggs, then gradually mix the other ingre dients, pour into a buttered mould, and bake.
AGUE AND LOW, NERVOUS FEVER [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 12 June 1914
AGUE AND LOW,NERVOUS FEVER To one quart of water add two ounces of .bruised lance-leaved Peru vian bark. Boil ifrom ten to fif teen minutes and strain whllo hot. From one to three ounces to be takon whenever the shivering is felt. Rub the back with equal parts of rum and spirits of turpentine, nnd keep the bowels open with the following mixture : Pried sulphate ot mag nesia, au ounce and a half -t sulphate of soda, six drahms ; infusion of senna, fourteen ounces ; tincturo of jalap one ounce : compound tincture of cardamoms, one ounce. Two tablespoonfuls to be taken every four hours until it operates.
Strangled by an Airship. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 19 June 1914
Strangled by an Airship. One of the strangest of the many fatalities which accompanied the conquest of tho air in Germany oc curred on March 5, 1912, and re sulted in the tragic death of the foreman of tho Parseval "advertise ment" airship. The airship, which had made itself familiar to Berlin inhabitants . dur ing the past year through its night ly flights for the display of illumi nated advertisements, had just fin ished a cruisc, and had landed with accustomed ease before tho shed 011 the Johanuisthal Flying Grounds, near Berlin. A landing squad, commanded by Ikilloonmaster Xobers, was about to guide the nose of U10 airship into the shed when a sudden gust of wind • caught the machine squarely amidships, flinging her around and upward so violent ly that the men who had been hold ing the vessel down with ropes were lifted off the ground. The men had to let go the ropes, in order not to be dragged away ; but the balloon-master held fast. In a moment, ho was 600ft. aloft, with the w...
Fair-Haired Flirts. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 19 June 1914
Fair-Haired Flirts. 1 "Ninety of every hundred respond ents in divorce cases are blondes," said a celebrnted American lawyer, Mr. Herman I,. Roth, recently. "Blondes are vain. Blondes are fic kle. Blondes love no one well but themselves. Blondes invite flirtation and challenge insult. Blondes bear the trade-mark of the coquette. "They say, in effect, ' Catch me ! I am easily caught.' > A blonde at tracts instant attention because she bears the trade-mark of the flirt. Her golden hair is a challenge. She is the trouble-maker of the world." Mr. George Robinson, another di vorce specialist, adds his quota to the indictment of the bright-haired woman. i "In the first analysis of a man's I emotions," he writes, "even though the man bo a fool, ho wants a woman who is true, and the bru nette is nothing - if not faithful. But it takes a man to win a bru nette. He must put up a fight for her, for she has a mind and will of her own, and a brain superior to that of the blonde. A judge of th...
REAL EQUALITY. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 19 June 1914
REAL EQUALITY. ' wTi The wooing had progressed splen didly. It had even progressed to a point where she had been won— that is, ostensibly won. If she proved to bo a truthful girl, she would in time be his wife. If she were not truthful—well, man wanta a wife who is not truthful. That's the way some men console themsel ves when they fail to marry. But she seemed to be truthful, and as ho drew her closer to him lie whispered :— "And when we aro married, dear est, we will have the happiest home in all the wide, wido -world !"• "No, George," she replied. "There can never bo a harsh word in our home." "No, George." "And when I come home tired and worn out with work at the offlco and the worries ol business, you'll bo kind to mo ?"• "Y-e-s, George." "I knew you Would. You'll soothe me and put me in better humour V "Y-e-s ; but, I sny, George !"■ "Yes, dearest." "Wh>* shouldn't you do a little of this yourself ?" '"Why, darling " "Yes, that's all right. But to come right down to busines...
Leading Port of the World [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 19 June 1914
| Leading Port of the World T The very latest estimates of the value of the exports and imports of the ten leading ports of the world show that New Yorki now stands at the.head of the list, with an advan tage of nearly two hundred million dollars over London. The "Marine Review" says that New York's to tal of exports and imports, now valued at 1,973,981,693 dollars, is over five times the amount of com merce that was carried on by the entire country half a century ago. As to the future, it is declared that the Panama Canal is hound to strengthen the lead now secured by this port ; for the canal will bring I New York 1G00 miles nearer to Yokohama than is Liverpool ; 2500 miles nearer Sydney ; 4000 miles nearer Wellington, New Zealand ; and 2571 miles nearer Valparaiso. Bremen and Hamburg- being some 500 miles further removed from the canal than 'Liverpool, it is evident that, the new conditions—the general re-arrangement of trade route#— will tend to strengthen the position of this p...