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IN FANNY BURNEY'S GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
IN FANNY BURNEY'S GARDEN, An amusing account of tho horti cultural pursuits-and ineptitude-of General d'Arblay, the French emigre who became Fanny liurney's hus band, in given in an article in the "Cornhill" by Sir Henry Lucy:- The young couple began their mar ried life in apartments In a farm house on the summit of Btlgdcen Hill, 'Thence they moved to a somewhat larger cottage at llookhain, Finally, when "Camilla" proved a' finanicial succes', they built themselves a house on thie outslkirt of Norbiuty Park, kinowni durinig their residence as "Camilla Cottage." F'roin the first, M. dArblay, con scious of itnadequacy to heat' I is fair share in the wherewithal for moceting the cost of the little household, de v'eloped a fearsotme frenzy for' ga'r tldenig. Pursuit of the vocation in volved hImn in delightfully ludicrous dilemmtas, Writing under date April, 17941, from the cottage at 3ookhalm, the young wife says:- '"rhink of our horticultural shock last 'week when Mrs, Bailey, our la...
LIKE AND UNLIKE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
LIKE AND UNLIKE. Everyone knows that the diamout. is only charcoal chrystallised; but there are a great many other things in Nature that, though possessing widely different properties, are com posed of exactly equal quantities ol the same elemeptse The white of an egg and rattlesnake poison are form* ed of Identically the same amounts of the same elements, The oil of roses and common coal*gas are each formed alike, both being composed of four atoms of hydrogen and four atoms of carbon. Sugnr and gum Arable are likewise brothere of the same weight and texture; All the hydrocarbops, known to science as a combination of Isxteen atoms of hydrogen and ten atoms of carbon, are alike in their compositionn, To enumerate some Oil of oranige, lemon, cloves, ginger, and black pepper, The sukgested ex. planation of these peculiarities Is that the atoms are placed differently to, wards one another .in the moleclnes of the different substances, Other things just is peculiar 'ire ovidenit when cer...
PIGS FOR BACON. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
PIGS FOR BACON. Certain modificleations in tho moth* ods of killing andi preparing pigs for, bacon have been neceaeary in recent y'ears to meet the demands of the consumer and curer, Among these has been the muovemnent in favor of less fat and more lean, what is proe ferred now being a tasty, mild-flavor ed, somewhat lean bacon, which is finely streaked with fat and of firm texture. It is occasionally found in dealing with carcases for either pork or ba* con that there exists an abnormal condition in the texture of fibre of the flesh, It is soft, yields to preap sure, is flabby, and possesses an un natural greasiness, - This class of flesh invariably cures badly, and pro duces inferior bacon. Observation has taught that it is mainly due to the various classes of food being used in improper proportions. Further experience has shllownf that this influence is more pronounced dur ing winter. Low temperatures exert a chunigo upon the nature of the body fat, Animals exposed to cold are pr...
USES FOR SAWDUST. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
USES FOR SAWDUST, Sawdust is being put to an increas 1ag number of useful purposes. Used as an absorbent for nitroglycerine, it produces dynamite. Used with clay and burned, it produces a terracotta brick full of small cavities that, ow ing to its lightness and its properties as a non.conductor, makes excellent fireproof material for walls or floors. Treating it with fused caustic alkali produces oxalle acid. 'T'reating it with sulphuric acid and fermenting tho sugar so formed produces alcohol Mixed with a suitable bluder and compressed, it can be used for mak* ing mouldings and imitation carvings it mixed with Portland cement it pro, duces a flooring material.
TOPSY-TURVY WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
TOPBY.TURVY WOULD1 cThln ie a sort aof toysy-turvy world, No o0110 use1i tO b)e UntiOted. One rnne is strutgling to get justice, and another in hlying from it. One luan is saving up to buy A house, iand anotlher is trying to sell his dwelling for leas than it coat, to get rid of it. One rman is spending all the money he can earn in taking pirl to the theatre and sending her flowers, in the hope that he may eventually make her his wife, and his heighbor Is spending all the gold he has saved to get a separation. Smith Is drinking ale to put flesh on, while Johnson is living on bread and water and walking ten miles , day to reduce his avoirdupoies. The laborer with ten children keeps out of debt on 80/" a week, while an unmarried bank offical with £1I a week can't get l)ong without helping himself to the bank's funds. Robinson takes sherry to give himn an appetite, while Brownriwho has ar wine cellar, can't touch a trop of It on account of his apoplectic tenden. cles, The doctor tells ...
Thinking of Himself. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
Thinking of Himealf. Two Irlsh soldiers stationed in the West Indlies were accustomed to bathe daily in a little bay which was goner. ally supposed to be free from sharks. Though on good terms with each oth. er, they were not what might be called fast friends, One day, as they wore swimming about one hundred yards from the shore, Pat observed Mike suddenly making for the land as hardl as he could, without saying a word, WVon. dering what was the matter, Pat struck out vigorously after him, and landed at hsle companion's bools, "Is there anything wrong wid ye?" inquired Pat feeoolingly. "Nothuin'-nothin' at all," roelled the other. "Thin whalt did ye make sich a tutd I dint retrate tor an' lave me?" contin. uod Pat, "Bedad," t'wered Mike coolly, "I aploed the' fin t' a big shark about (enty feet ahdltv, an' I thought while he was playiw r 'W yeu it Yud giveY me tin to rache the shorel" Mc " talks, but Lboutt all it says Is "good' r
Irrepressible. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
Irrcpressible. A gentleman of great dignity of ap. pearanco was passing a crossing with. ourt bestowing anything on the sweeper. Tho boy was indignant at being do. tranded of what ho considered hle rights. "Throw us a copper, governor," he exelaimed, somewhat irreverently. The gentleman decided to adminis ter a grave reproof., "You seem to me to have more need of manners than of coppers, you rude little boy," he said, severely, The boy was not to be suppressed do easily,
A Meat Man in Love. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
A Meat Mni In Love. Dear heart, I'm Ill an awful stew Hlow to re-veal my love for you; m such a mutton head, I fear, feel so sheepish when you're near. know It's only cowardlice t'hat makes these lamnientations rise dread a cutlet me explain \ single roast would give me pain. I should not like to get the hooks, And dare not steak my hopes on looks never sausageo eyes as thine, if you would butcher hand In mInue, \nd liver round me every day, We'd seek some ham-lot far away; We'd meat life's frown with love's caress, And cleaver road to happinesn,
TRAIN SERVICE. ST. ARNAUD TO MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
TRAIN 83ERVIOE. BT, ARNAUD TO MELBOURNIE Leaves 7.36 a.m. daily, arrivoes 3,55 p.m. Fiab train ioavOes .4 p.mn, daily, airrives at 9.59 p.m. on Mondays, Wedunedaya and Fridays, and at 10.56 p.m on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, MELBOURNE TO ST. ARNAUD. Leaveo 6,40 a.m, daily, arrives at 83,22 p. ii. Fast train lonvea ,16 p.m,. daily, arrives at 11.1 p.a,. MOTOR TRAIN. Leaves MaryborouIgh daily at 8.40 a.m. arriving at St. Arnaud at 10.36 a,m. Loaves St. Arnaud on return at 12.15 p.m. daily for Maryborough, arriving at 2.11 p.m.tn,
NEW POSTAL RATES. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
NEW POSTAL DATES, The new postal ratea, Including peanny poatago on letters, cameo Into force on the 1Ht of May. The rednauced rates are as follow : THROUGHOUT COMMONWEALTH AND PAPUA. Lotters, Id per ' os. Lattor cards, single, id each, Do,, reply, id each half. Post carde, eitigle, Id eaoh. Do., reply, Id each half, Printed paporer, Oed per 2 ons. Books, printed-outeldo Australia, Old per 4 on. ; in Australia, Old per 8 os,. Msgaainee-Prlnted in Australia, O0d per 8 oz.; printed outelde Anutralia, Ojd per 4 os. "*alluard," O0d per l2os. ommonmlel papeore, patternu, sample, and euorchandise, Id per 2 ot. OVERSIEA DOMINIONS. Lottoro from the Oommnonwealth to the United Kingdom, oversea dominione, British colonies 0 4 protoetorates, exeoopt the New Hebrides, Id per 4 no. NEW ZEALAND AND TIIHE ILANDS Ihe rates to Now Zealand, JFlji and British Solomuon Islands are: Letters, Id j o0, Poet oards, single, d14. Do., reply, Id esoh half. lottor cards, single, Id. Do., reply, 14 esb hal.t, M...
OTHER PLACES CONNECTED. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
OTHER PLACES CONNECTED. TIhe toas oxoliango ts aonnootud with the following plaooes the ohargus lor oonve oatiBne being as under : Firab Every additlonal 3 minutes, 8 mnilutes, flealiba 4d - 3( Dunolly 8d 5, d Cope Cops .,. 3d ad filaryhorough 8(1 . (1 Cvrisbrook . 1/ 1/ 0 Newscead .,ý 1/ 9( asjorca 1' 0d Bung Bong . 1/ 0(1 Avoca 1/ ., Oil lDonald 4d( 8( Litohbfold 64d 5( MJasety 8d - 6 Watoher *s 8d 0d Morton Plains 1/ ., 1 Birohigh pp O/t XR1/ 0bulla(1, / Talbot .a 0(1 Cluhnes 1 9d Tarnaglulla a, 8d 8 Llsnolly .,, 8d 0d Newbridgo 1/ 0(1 Inglewood Il 0(1c Moolorr . 2(1 2d lleoazy'sBridge 2d 2( Tottingtou ... 2d 2d Winjellok 4(1d 3d Paradieo . 3d 3d Navarro l0d , 5( Landeborough 8d 6( Joel Joel 8d 8( Stawoll ., 1/ 0(1 Melbourne 1/10 1i4 iBallarat ,, 1/4 11 euolong /T0 .
LOCAL TELEPHONE EXCHANGE. LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
LOOAL TELEPHONE i EX OHANOE, LIST OF SUBS0RIB1RI1S. No, No. Avery, MrsN A. F. ... ... 87 Bank of Now South Wales ... 77 Bank of Victoria ,, *,. 76 Belnntt, Dr. J. 1H ... ... Bell & Lorimer . . .. 14 Blakeley, A. I. ... ,,, 566 BlenoowP, F. 0. ... ,.. 66 Biss, W. It.,., .,.. 01 Boronah Offloes, Town Hall ,,, 61 Bray, U. ... .,, ... 64 Drop, T.nua. ... .. . 01 Iroeien, Miss ... ... 104 BroadbOent Bros. ... ,,, 42 Comoetery ,, ,,, ,,, 09 Clover, F. P. *,,, ,, 84 Cackhburn, 0. A. ... .,,. 81 Cooper, H, J. ,,, ,,, 08 Convent of Morey ., ,, 45 Cougle, A. J. (with extenlsion to private house) ,,. .. 11 Crone, Jae, *. ,,, ... 37 Darcy, Mrs.,, ,, ,,, 89 Davison, Rev. J. We.,, ,, 670 Davies, F, H. l.o ,,, 44 Dickinson, . ..,. .., 67 Divola, A. ,,, .,, .,, 31 Doyle, Rev.0, ,,, ,,, 23 Dunkley, I. W. (office) ..e 3 Dunkley, II. W. (roeidence) ... 17 Dunlop, Mrs., P. A. ,. .,. 97 Edwards, H, T. ,,, ,, 6 Edwards, H. P, (private houeo)... 8 Edwards, Emily e., ee. 35 Eu tate A. Giles (with e...
COMMENTS WISE AND OTHERWISE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
COMMENTS WISE AND OTHERWISE. There are certain people in the world whom the more you think of the less you think of them, Surely it isn't extraordinary to get pearls out of a matchbox. Lots of girls have got diamonds out of ;nugs before now. According to a Paris paper, "Soventy per cent, of the French people live in one room." But it must be a jolly big room. A Russian dwarf of 4ft, has, we learn, fallen in love with a St. Peters. burg lady of Oft. 21in, That's not fall ing in love-that's climbing up .to it. "It is rare indeed," says a contem Dorary, "that a householder can get a shook from his electrical installa tion," He generally gets that when the bill comes along,
Handel's Retort. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
Handel'e Retort, A vocalist of the eighteenth century called Gordon accused Handel of ac comnpanying him badly, and said if he did not chango his style he would jump on the harpsichord and smash it, "Let me know ven you vill do dat," was the roely, "and I advertise, I am sure more pcople vill come to see you jump dan to hear you sing!"
LUCERNE AS A SOIL RESTORER. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
LUCERNE AS A SOIL RESTORER. Mr. S. P. Keys, writing in "Hoard's Dairymnan,"'' anys: -Wh11en we come to tilt question of the upkeep of the for tility of o011' farmin, we 1111f that we face quito a iierius prloblem. F1rol1 whllat sournco ore weo to restore the llllhumus, 01or vegeable maIttoler, that in bieilg rapidly eXhastIlOd by continll oes croppillg? kirlles 1111 and co(11neorcial fertilliors, vwhile valulable, anre not always obtain able. FVar irs wastoe the barnyard nialnuro, and foeel that th11ey ca1nolt af ford to Ibuly col0111ercial fertillsors. To fill the b1111 tIhlorn 1u1t bt solnethilng withlin easy 1cess of every farmll, T1he answer to Ills t lw-green imanures. The king of iegumes used in greon nmanuring is nlucerne, Not only dooes it answer every requiremolnt of a gr'oon manullre, blit is is also one of the most valuable of the standard crops., Ylou may be cropping ia given piece of land to lucerno, obtaining oeach year' from live to seven cuttings, and at tile samno t...
NEWLY-ENGAGED GIRLS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 10 January 1914
NEWLY-ENGAGED GIRLS. Why is it that a newly-engaged girl is a thorn in the flesh to all her dise. engaged sister woimen? To begin with-observes a lady correspondent (who is not newly-en. gaged)-she is odiously sorry for you because you don't happen - to be a betrothed person also, You may have heaps of chances, may know that you are really and truly quite nice, but the most ordinary girl who ever seiz. eil upon her first proposal will patron ise you until you feel almost ready to accept anyone, When she isn't irritating you, the newly-engaged girl is rather funny over the ring more especially, This sacred object for a few weeks appar' ently occupies the place of sun, moon, stars and all light, If it can be said to flash, it does on every conceivable occasion. Anid then, in other ways, she is so hopelessly selfish, But perhaps the personal vanity of the engaged girl enrages her femin ine acquaintances more than any of her numerous failings. To havo to stand by and behold an insignifi...