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Edenhope News. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 29 May 1914
Edenhope News. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT] Messrs P J Murray and Son and Messrs Young Bros held a large stock sale here on Tuesday. There was a good attendance ot' buyers, aud good prices were obtained Tlic day labor gang hare started work hero, with Mr W Moore as foremau. They are at present doing ( lie construction work in front, ot' Mr \V Norris's residence The Edenhope bachelors' ball is to be held here on Friday, and there is every promise of it being a great success. During the week there has been another nice fall of raiu, 25 points beiDg registered
Incombustible Linoleum. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 29 May 1914
incombustible Linoleum. The manufacture of incombustible linoleum,- or, to speak more accu rately, of linoleum that burns with difficulty, has been a goal long aimed at by linoleum factories. The at tempts previously made have been based on the plan of adding- incom bustible matter, such as asbestos or ammonium salts, to Die mass during- the process- of fabrication. Far more promising is a new scheme, described in '.Technische Monatshefte." in which magnesium] carbonate is added to the mass. Ai! the carbonates have the property ^ of giving off carbon dioxide when | heated at high temperatures. This, i as is welt known, is a veiy heavyj gas, which docs not rise, but creeps along- the floor. For this reason in case of a fire it would tend to cut j off the supply of air from the lino leum. Magnesium carbonate is cho I sen because it breaks up at lower temperatures than any other car bonate. The principal involved is, of course, one commonly used in 1 lie manufacture of chemical fire ex...
Natimuk Croquet Club. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 29 May 1914
Natimuk Croquet Club. The ladies of Natimnk sortie time ago mooted the formation of a cro quet club bat saSij ient interest wss not manifested by the public and th project waa abandoned for the time® being On Tuesday a public meeo was called, but there was no response However several ladies met and it was eventually decided to run a weekly series of progressive euchre parties in the Mechanios' Hall There ate to be twelve eveuings, and for these admission rickets of oue guinea for gentlemen and 10/6 for ladies may be obtaiued from thegsecretaries, Miss H Schurmann and Miss 1 Henderson Admission for gouts who do uot pur chase season tickets is 2iii for each, and f.-r ladies, 1/ and a basket. The first will be held on Thursday next, June -I The proceeds are to establsh the club, The lawn is be made in Mr F lJ(.bernang's allotment, between the Methodiat Church ,^nd tiie grain store Mrs Rosel iu president the Club, and Mrs Bird, s'ice-president .
Lifting Power in Growing Plants. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 29 May 1914
Lifting Power in Growing Plants. * The rapidity with which drooping loaves revive under a shower shows the extraordinary quickness with which plant roots take up water aiul drive it through the stem to the uppermost twigs and leaves. A simple way of discovering how rapid ly this takes place is by watering- a white iris with a blue solution. In j a few hours its white flowers will be streaked with blue. The power j exerted by the roots and stems of I growing- trees is almost incredible. | The roots of a young oak are known, to have lifted a block of granite weighing GJ tons. The lifting began in the fifth year of the tree's growth, and withing tho next seven years the stone was raised more than eight inches. This remarkable feat- has been exceeded by the American swamp cypress, which throws out immense but tresses around its stem. A barge loaded with bricks was wrecked on one of these buttresses in the Okla waha river, and six years lsstcr the growth of the tree had liftc' the wreck ...
A Plant-Food Percolator. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 29 May 1914
A Plant-Food Percolator. £ Obtain two butter tubs and bore a largo number 'of ^-in. holes in the bottom of one, then cover the perforated part with, a piece of fine brass gauze ("Fig. 1), tacking the. gauze well at the corners. The other tub should be fitted with a faucet of some kind-a. wood faucet, costing about 3d. will answer tho purpose. Put the first tub oil top of the other with two narrow strips between them (Fig. 2). Fill the tub, about three-fourths full, with well packed horse manure, and pour water on it until it is well soaked. 'When the water has per colated through into the lower tub, it is ready to use on house and garden plants and. is better than plain water, as it adds both fer tilizer and moisture.
When Sale Sets Sail. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 29 May 1914
When Sale Sets Sail. 1 Two rows iii one morning with her heller-half had decided Mrs. Meggin. "There, that'll do it. !'' she mur mured to herself, as she surveyed the crudely-painted signboard in her cottage garden. "I'll sec if he won't work ! Hanging' on to me for my bit o' cottage !" A party of students from a neigh bouring college strolled past, in the afternoon, and laughed uproariously when they read the little sign, "l-'or Sail." ]\Irs. ?Meg,gin was stolidly cleaning her windows, and never cast an eye at the little gathering. "Hi, old woman," called out one sallow-looking youth, "when does this luouse sail V" "Whenever the man comes along that- can rnyse the wind !" tersely answered the old dame, calmly get ting on with, her wo¥k.
At the Call of Duty. A PEN-PICTURE OF A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT'S HOME FROM HIS WIFE'S POINT OF VIEW. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 29 May 1914
At the Gail of Duty. A FEN-PICTURE OF A SPECIAL. CORRESPONDENT'S HOME FROM HIS WIFE'S POINT OF VIEW. Twelve midnight ! I turn drowsily in my chai - glance at the clock. Its c »» havo scarcely . ceased ore ^ . > phone-bell rings. In the _ the dainty dinner prepared foi ^ o'clock sharp has spoiled ^ in the heat of the oven. I rather lo forward to that dinner. It^as to have been the first at winch my husband had sat opposite me .01 three weeks. During that time he liars been aw aj^ following his exciting calling of special correspondent, or commis sioner, for a famous paper. And now his voice floated to me over the telephone. . "Awfully sorry, clear !" ho said, in his quick, jerky fashion. "Can't come home to-night. Returned to London this afternoon. Am leaving again in half an hour for the Nort i. May be back in a week. Kiss the kiddie for me. Best love. So long !" TO THE "NORTH. And once again my husband goes out of my life. If anv girl who reads these lines wants 'a peaceful, tra...
Ladies's Column. SOME GOOD RECIPES. MACARONI. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
r SOME GOOD RECIPES. MACARONI. It is said that macaroni is not meant to be dressed as a "sweet," and in Italy, I am told, it is never served in that form. Sweet dishes made of it are occasicmal'y sent to table there, witness the following recipe : A quarter of a pound hi ma caroni, one and a half pints of milk, three ounces of sugar, tho thinly pared rinfl of a lemon, three-quar ters 01 a pint of boiled custard, and a grate of nutmeg. Boil tho milk : add the sugar, lemon-rind, and macaroni cut into three-inch lengths; and simmer slowly until tender, but not broken. Put tho whole into a deep pie-dish, and when quite cold pour over the prepared cold cus tard, grate it with nutmeg, and serve. Sufficient for four or five persons. When cold suppers are served in stead of late dinner, to give- the domestics more leisure on Sunday, puddings of the kind described are very acceptable. Considerate mis tresses frequently arrange to change the dinner hour on Sunday from 7 o'clock p.m. to 1 o'cl...
Honesty Insured Here. BEHIND THE SCENES IN A FIDELITY GUARANTEE OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Honesty Insured Here. A BEHIND THE SCENES IN A FI DELITY GUARANTEE OFFICE. People think that when a society guarantees, for a consideration, a man's fidelity, it, at any rate, be lieves that honesty is not ex tinct. Dear, dear ! As a fact, it often stands bond for somebody whom it would not trust alone with the pettj- cash.; And it can well afford to do so because it gets an indemnity from the man's relatives. By some means a worthless rascal obtained a Poor Law appointment, And a certain offico guaranteed his honesty to the extent of £500. In less than six months he bolted with over £400, which the insurers had to pay. Not a-penny, how ever, did they lose. The runaway's unfortunate relatives reimbursed the society in full. Contrary to popular belief, a so ciety nearly always insists that a warrant shall be taken out for an embezzler. This is done, not in the interests of justice-for who 1 ever knew a guarantee society ac tually prosecute ?-but for self pro S. The object. in fad. » ...
The Work of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
? ?? in mwM-miwptwit The Work of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. 9 In a building at the corner of Downing- Street and Whitehall, in a bright, comfortable room furnished like a library, throe or four elderly gentlemen are seated at a horse shoe table. A barrister in robes is addressing them l'rom a kind of lectern. Less than half-a-dozen other people, including a couple of at tendants in evening dress, are pre sent. 'J he occasion is a sitting of the .Judicial Committee of the Frivy Council-the court of appeal for tho whole Empire. The Judicial Committee, of which tho Lord Chancellor is the head, may sit for weeks 011 end without receiving any notice iti the Eng lish newspapers, save perhaps in ''The Times" law reports. It is no uncommon thing thoiigh for their Lordships to deliver a judgment which causes part of the Empire "down under" or away to the West to throb with excitement when the sun travels round there a few hours later. Dark-skinned ^barristers from ItK dia f...
With the Brand of— BUSY DAYS AMONG THE CATTLE ON AN AUSTRALIAN RANCH. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
With the Brand of BUSY DAYS AMONG THE CATTLE OX AN AUSTRALIAN RANCH. It has been well said that in cer tain parts of Australia there are just two main industries, cattle raising- and "cattle-dulling." I lie diiierence is that one man, the one engaged in the "raising,"* bieeds the cattle : Die other brands them-with his own brand. Iho "duffer s ' programme is first to take up a small piece of country on the margin of a big' man's sta tion, then buy a small stock of breeaers, say 100 head. -Sometimes, too, even his alleged breeders may be working bullocks-anything, in fact, that answers to the descrip tion of "cattle." A capital of £200 will see Kim well on the way to a fortune. All he now has to do is to "'sit tight" and avoid company. The .average pastoralist does not employ a suffi cient number of men to "brand up" his calves as they are born-it would be next door to impossible for him to : do so, in view of the immense size of his holding-and consequent ly the -"duffer" places his...
About Lord Strathcona. REMARKABLE INCIDENTS OF A WONDERFUL CAREER. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
About Lord Strathcona. -? REM'AKKABLE INCIDENTS OF A WONDERFUL CAREER. Tord Strathcona's career is among fhp nl0St remarkable in modern lus' . Horn of poor parents, he torJ' lo lecomo an Empire-builder r0Mhe first magnitude, and one of the 1st remarkable and benevolent men i - e age Creator of the American Cl iL Railway ; founder, during the ith ,^-rican War. of the famous ' Anient of horse that bore his nlme - donor at immense cost, with hlS relative, Lord Mount Stephen, - the Montreal Hospital, and 01 the ft of' half a million sterling to L King's Hospital Fund for Lon i..-, . in addition, dispensed flQll « . % iH'inero'is benefactions for modical "nd educational purposes upon a cale of munificence that is truly Surprising.'- A. contemporary men tions eleven hospitals and educational institutions which he either founded or benefited with gifts amounting to £1463,000. But these are only a few out of his many benevolences. yet Ins modesty was as genuine as llis munificence was princ...
Found Dead NORADJUHA PUBLICAN, [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Found Dead NORADJUHA PUBLICAN, A-sudden death occured at Norad juha on Tuesday evening. Mr Alex. Munro, who has conducted the Com mercial Hotel for the past 15 months, was found dead in a room at the hotel. It appears that deceased, who hud been drinking somewhat heavily of late, left the bar at about 5.30 to have a lie down. An hour and a half later Mrs Munro went into the room to call him to tea. che was horrified to find her husband lying on the floor with his head resting against a towel rack. Apparently he had died immediately he entered the the room. Constable .Rowley, of Nafcimuk, who was rung up on the telephone, drove across. He exam ined the body, and, finding no marks suggesting violence, he communicated the facts to Dr Bird, who gave a cer tificate that Mr Munro died from Bright's disease and heart failure, deceased having been uuder the care of Dr Bird for some time. Deceased, who was 43 years of age, came from Elaine, near Ballarat, to Noradjuha. He leaves a widow and ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Natimuk Stock Sale At the [ Natimuk Sale Yards - on - Tlpsday, liili June w* I Sheep, Hoises and Cattle Ymasajg Bros. UNDER instructions from rarious owners will offer for sale as above 60 Prime Fat Merino Wethers, heavy weights 100 Merino Weaners, mixed sexes 100 Merino Wethers, 4 years, in forward condition 60 Merin,) Ewesi with 100 per cent cross lambs 100 Crossbred Weaners, mixed sexes 140 Merino Weaners, 4 and 6 tooth and full mouth, in lamb to Lin coln s 60 Merino Ewes, 4 and 5 years, in lamb to Linaolns 300 Merino Wethers, 4 and 6 tooth, clean in the wool, hand shorn, in forward condition 500 Mixed Sheep, to be drafted Also, Cattle and Horses Farther Entries Invited NATIIUK STOCK SALE Thursday , 18th June. At 2 o'clock sharp i > «« - . A : HAGELTHOKN & BOLTON UNDER instructions from various owners, will sell as above \Several lines of Merino and Cross bred Sheep Also, Cattle and Horses Particulars m next issue Entries Invited Shire ol Kowree NOTICE TO PAY RTES "VTO...
The Man in the Corner. A chiel's amang ye takin' notes and' faith he'll prent'em [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
The Ifan in the Corner. ! ^ A chiel's jimang ye takia' notes an' faith he'll preDt'em A Natimuk man was being shared at a local hair-demolishing shop. He drew his hand over his head after the facial encumberance had been removed, and remarked that his hair ought to be cut "Yes/5 said he of the scissors, ''wa are not cutting hair any 'longer' after this week. This tickled the man with the locks, who said, "In thai case I had better hare my hair cut very 'shortly.' Tbe immigrant continues to pro vide amusing incidents. Here are a couple which really happened. A s ieep had been killed in the evening durir.g the absence of the new anir;il. In tbe morning the daughter of the house asked him to go out :uul chop a leg off the sheep. His hesitation made the daughter looii at, him, and he went off with an uncertain demeanor. He had teen gone an hour, and the young lady, becoming anxious about the midday roast, went out to look for the immi grant. To her astonishment she saw him chasing the k...
Gymbowen Notes [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Gymbowen Notes '[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT] ' . Thie opening meeting;of the local iMntmal 'Tmprove'meilt '''Association iwas'h&d in theball on Friday, 29fcH May. . Owing to 'the inclemency of the^veafehei-j the t Attendance was not largo .A^drcsaeai"v?.cr.e given by 'tbefprepident (-Mr. Richards) and the vice presidents- (Messrs' G"' T' Haase ' i?tid fJ-'K'nigtt').' ' The ' subjects were iW^fcctlvelyV'" 't'hfe "settlement' of the ^IJent^s ill'Portland',"1' '* The 'chance o£t-niyas>pu by'tlie "Asiatic races," and " -PeijspnaJ impressions of tlie Yanco leViga&ion Scheme &lt;1f- ?IS'.S-.W. Vj\J.r J 'Knight, who has' TecenfcJy...'visited YVrfcD'^'gritfe' some1 'very interesting in?b'Pn>ibftidn! fireetjug- will blrlifeftf'o^'' Wid'ay/^'JiiHe TO,''" Wheta 1 tfie':sptiject Which'is }he "stronger yifiryrce-'h^ope, or pejp-,f,| will.Jbe debuted .. ? ; r, . *' v.'- | . f* Strangles, ]Qathsome,p&lt;?mpla]nt. is makingi it-s effects »£elt in this district)...
CONCERT IT QUANTONG [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
* CONCERT IT QDMTONG The conceri in aid of the Quantong Church of England was held in the Public Hall on Friday evening last A very good programme had been arranged: by the energetic secretary Miss I Lilywhite, and a most enjoy - able and successful evening was spent Although rain fell at dusk there was a good attendance, and a profit of £4 was made. The members of the Natimnk M.I.A presented the mock trial Bardell v Pickwick. The cast of characters were the same as at Natimuk, with the exception of jcirymen'who were empanelled from the audience, and Mrs Bardell, whose place was taken by Miss L Schur* maun. The piece was given with a much better swing thsn at Natimnk, and the audience were mach pleased with it Follow'ng is the pro gramme : Overture, Miss Moody Recitation, Miss Emily Lane Song, Miss Mabel Jost (encore) Violin Solo, Mr L Schurmann Recitation, Mr O Flight (encore,) Recitation, Miss ATellie Lane Dialogue, Messrs Flight and H Moody Song, Miss Boyd Song, Miss Lilywhite j ...
FOOTBALL NOTES [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
[FOOTBALL NOT I S The second matches for the Wholan medals were pluyed on Saturday, when Nntimnk went to Nurrabiel aiid lowan &lt;o Noradjnha. In ciuli cse the home team won-Nurrabiel by 22 points to 9, and Noradjuha by a good margin. Nurrabiel ate now leading, being unbeaten so far. Rati mule and Noradjuha have each won and lost a game, while Lowan, the eistwlnle premiers, have lost both games. On their showing at. Lowan on the previous Saturday the anticipation was general Miat they would bea; Natimuk on Saturday, particularly as (he latter weie without the services of Bheiny Grobs and Jenkins. "With these two players in the team when Natimuk meet Nurrabial again on Saturday week the contest should be worth watchirg. Bremner, of Balla* rat, umpired at Nnriabiel and every one speaks well of the w ay be handled the game. He was thoroughly fair, and knew the rules from A to Z, Consequently the slightest infringe ment of the rules met with the proper penalty. Good umpiring is ...
Natimuk Market RECORD PRICES [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Natimuk Market RECORD PRICES Messrs Yoang Bros reported a good yarding at t-hoir Naiimuk yards bt>n Thursday week. This was one the biggest salea ever held in the tNatimnk yards. The following wer© the prices realised: 44 prime,ifat, cross lambs, £1/2/ 50 prime, ,fat, cross wethers, £iji/ 30 fat, cross ewes, 14/ 57 fat, merino wethers, 17/7 38 fat merino ewes, 12/ 38 cross Iambs, 12/ 40 comeback ewes, in lamb to merinoj rams, 14/1 121 merino ewes, 3 and 4 years, in amb merino rams, 14/8 103 merino wethers, 3 years, 18/ 68 merino sheep, mixed sexes, ir/6 35 tat sheep, mixed sexes, 12/6 400 merino wethers, 4 and 6 tootb/ 16/ 20 merino wethers, 4 and 6 tooth, 14 154 cross weaners, mixed sexes, 12/11 1x7 merino weaners, mixed sexes, 13/ Fat cows, £6/11/, £6/10/, £5/15/ Springer, £5 Steers, £6, £4, £3/3, £3, and £2 fiZ Young cattle £1 Hack £8 Mr H F Sudholz, of Mitre Lake, topped the market with cross lambs at 22s and 2is, which is a record for Natimuk yards Messis Young Bros have als...