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His Revenge. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
His Revenge. 3% A master butcher gave his sales man a week's notice, and now he wishes he had paid him off at oncc. A lady came into the shop the day after he received notice of ..his discharge, and was shown a loin of mutton. "I'm afraid that is rather to heavy for me," she remarked. "I think not, mum," replied tho man. "You see, the poor animal died of rapid consumption and fever, and consequently " But the lady had fied, and he replaced the joint with a grin of. satisfaction. "Sausages, sir ? Certainly,"'' he remarked, to another customer."We have tho very best. Ever since" the muzzling order has been in force But he, too, had fled. And with a sweet, revengeful smile, the salesman hung them on the hook again and. waited for the next.
The Soundograph. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
I ? ? The Soundogra ph. j A veritable box of tricks is a newf instrument called a soundo graph, which furnishes oil the sound effects used in conjunction with, the operation of moving-picture ma chines. Producing- the sounds which take place in real life, it adds to the realism of the scenes depicted on the screen. By operating twenty-seven different devices, fifty-four effects can be produced with it, among them the tramping or running of horses, a thunderstorm, the wash of the surf, rain, wind, locomotive exhaust, train whistle, automobile, fire ap paratus in action, running water, crash of glass or dishes, fall of heavy articles, the firing of arms from a single shot to a fusillade, and many others. The instrument is 3ft. 6in. in height.
CHAPTER XLIV. CONCLUSION. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
CHAPTER XLIY. CONCLUSION. To "describe the final struggle, tho bloody carnage, the desperate fero city of the combatants, the scenes : of horror and 'panic that abounded | in the . ill-fated, town between the ! hours of midnight and two in the ' morning-these things would require | more space than is available. What I took place while Dick and his friends | were rescuing Mary may be passed over briefly. | The formidable band of conspira tors, led by Archbold and Trask, . easily took possession of the passage to the upper town, and drove back the few who opposed them until the alarm brought Gore and a Jarge force on the scene. Then the latter, attacked with intrepid fury by the mutineers, and fighting no less valor ously themselves, yielded literally incli by inch, retreating over their dead from house to house, from street to street. Meanwhile the great er part of the populace of the lower town, who were unarmed and not in the plot, played of necessity a pas ' sive part. In vain did...
CHAPTER XLHI. IN THE NICK OF TIME. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
CHAPTER XLHI. IN THE NICK OF TIME. fecarcely a second after he fired i Volborth was at the window, which faced north from very nearly the mid- 1 ale of the house. Lucille joined him I as quickly, and thrusting their heads out they saw Leon Montejo running nke a deer-he was evidently not hurt-towards the right-hand angle. e reacued it and disappeared, though his excited voice could still be heard ; and at the other side of the house a clamour had already broken out. * f imlf\raa'flllC' 'had st°°Ped and ' lifted Mary from the floor-. She was greatly agitated as she clung to him and between hysterical sobs she gasp- j 6u I | "Where is he ! Did you shoot him, ! DICK ? Oh, thank God that you came 1 when you did !" . ? | "Compose yourself/1' Dick answer- ' ed, hurriedly. "The scoundrel is gone -and worse luck. We must leave here at once to join the marines who arc ! tmrn 7a, to'belp to ? take the . And one whom you know Hary-an old friend of both of us-j will be leading them !" j tIie gir...
(All Rights Reserved.) THE Secret Island. A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. PART 15. CHAPTER XLII. MONTEJO'S ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. By W. Murray Graydon, Author of ''Matthew Quin," "The Gurse of the Oardews," etc., etc. PART 15. CHAPTER XLII. MONTE JO'S ESCAPB. The Russian proved as good as his word. He led his companions across the open space adjoining the prison, and then went, tortuously through the darkest and narrowest streets that could be found. To reach Gov ernment House without encountering people on the way was, oi course, impossible ; out the daring three, trusting to the excitement aiid to the fact that their faces were partly concealed, pushed on calmly and swiftly. At every few yards they met armed men hastening towards the lower town, or pouring out of their houses. And the tumult that rose on all sides baffles description. Children crying, women shrieking and sobbing, voices questioning in tones of wild alarm, the clanging of bells, the dis tant rattle of musketry and roar of , conflict-these things made a most terrifying and confusing din. "Muting,, mut...
Hoaxing the British Wavy. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Hoaxing the British Wavy. In 1906 a Spanish officer in uni form presented himself at the main gate of Portsmouth. Pockyard, and asked for the Commander-in-Chief, to whom lie was conducted. With many apologies he explained that he was from a Spanish cruiser at Cowes. There was a midshipman on board very ill; Would Knglawl extend to this unfortunate patient the courtesy of her naval hospital '? Of course, everything' was at once done. Instructions w ero telephoned to the Hashir Hospital for the reception of the sick midshipman, and with many thanks the Spanish officer left, escorted by a lieutenant to see him to the boat, which, he said, was meeting him. No boat was visible, however, and after waiting some time the hospitable lieutenant insist ed that the Spanish officer should return to the barracks and partake of dinner. This he agreed to do, and had a right royal time, furthermore borrowing £-1, saying that he had nothing but Spanish coins-which he produced-with which to pay his ca...
An Audacious Postmaster. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
An Audacious Postmaster. He was a postmaster, and rats in his ofiiee were playing havoc with the letters and postal packets ; so he wrote to his chief, aud his chief wrote to his chief, and so the mat ter went on till about six months later, when he was older and greyer, ho received ' official. permission to keep a couple of cats and provide for their cost in milk. For a month all went well; but then he wtos^compelled to forward to headquarters : this . ominous mes sage : ."I have the honour to inform you the senior cat -is absent without leave. What shall I do ?" The" rats .were busy, again, and it was impossible to wait another six months, so he . took the matter in his own strong hands, and wrote : '?Ee absent cafe-. I have promoted the junior cat, and have taken into G ovei-nment service a probationary cat on full rations." The "powers that be" are still marvelling at his audacity.
Cart Without an Axle. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Cart Without an Axle, . & The boy who has a couple of cart wheels is not always lucky enough to have an . axle of tho proper length to fit the wheels. In such Wheels Fastened to the Box a case the cart, can be constructed as shown in the illustration. This cart has no axle, each wheel being attached witlf a short pin for an axle, oil the side and at tho lower edge of the box. The outer end of the pin is carried 011 a picce of wood extending the fall length of the box and supported by cross pieces nailed to the ends, as shown.
Too Great a Test. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Too Great a Test. The professor was giving a lecture on phrenology, and had asked a boy to 3tep forward to act as a sub ject. After a careful examination, of the lad's cranium, he turned to the audience, and said : 1 "Ladies and gentlemen, one pro tuberance on the boy's head is par ticularly well developed. It is the bump o£ philoprogenitiveness. In this case it doubtless proves that the dear lad has a deep affection for his parents." Turning to the boy, he asked, per suasively : i "Isn't that true, my lad ?"' The boy hesitated a moment before replying. Then he blurted out : "Please, sir, I likes muvver all right ; but I ain't sure of farver." "Why, my lad, how is that ?" asked the professor. "Well, sir, if you must know," finished the lad, "that there bump as you're a-feeling of is where farver hit me last night with the buckle end of his belt."
Home-made Vise. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Home-made Vise. . 4 An ordinary monkey wrench that has been discarded is used in mak ing this vise. Tho wrench is sup ported by two L-shaped pieces of iron, fastened with a rivet through the end jaw, and these in turn ure bolted or screwed to the bench. The handle end is held down with a staple. The inside jaw is used in clampting and is operated with the thumb screw of the wrench. Two holes bored through the thumb A Swi%'el Bench Vise piece will greatly facilitate setting up the jaws tightly by using a small rod in tho holes as a lever. The vise, may be made into a swing vise i>' the wrench is mounted on a board which is swung on a bolt at one end and held with a pin at the other as shown in tho illustra tion. Various holes bored in the bench on an arc. will permit tho board to be set at any angle. A Devonshire lady once sent to her son a pair of trousers by book post, which is, of course, cheaper than parcel post. The postal officials wrote to her. "Clothes cannot, be sent, by ...
BOLOGNA SAUSAGES—IMITATION. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
BOLOGNA SAUSAGES-IMITA TION. Ingredients::1 Two jJounds « lean beef, two pounds of lean pork, ono pound of finelj choppcd suet, a little powdered thyme and mace, some pepper, and fat bacon (this cut in to strips), ox-skins, and brine. Method : Simmer the . meat until tender, then chop it fine and pass it three times through a mincing machine. Pound it smooth, adding the suet. Then season well and pep per, and very sparingly with thyme and mace. Tress Ihe mixture firmly into; the prepared, ox-skins, and when filling intersperse with strips of bacon. Tic the skins into nine inch lengths. Let them -remain in brine for ten days. Then smoke the sausages'; serve, cut into slices. Tliejr will take three weeks to smoke.
AN EXCELLENT SALAD (GERMAN WAY). [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
AN>EXCELLENT SALAD (GER MAN" WAY). When a green salad is difficult to get, one made of potato is a pala table accompaniment to cold meat. It is a common mistake to allow the boiled potatoes to get cold. It is most essential, if they have be come cold, that they be reheated before sliced, and put into 'the dress ing, otherwise the absorption will not properly take place. It should consist of equal parts of oil, vine gar, and boiling water, pepper, and salt to taste, a lew minced capers, or chopped gherkin, or some boned anchovies ; a little minced onion may likewise be added with advan tage ; so, too, a little chopped celery. It will be seen how easy it is to vary the flavour.of potato salad, by adding to or otherwise omitting any one or more of the ingredients named. A»rter mixing the se lad ought', to stand for a few min utes in front of the fire to aid the absorption of the dressing. .Of course, it is eaten cold; but should not be k'ept too long before use.'
CARE OF THE HANDS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
CAKTC OF THE HANDS. Our-hands should receive attention, 'of' course,. but t-lie studied care shown by some persons is tiresome when we sec them" continually exam ining theirA digits as if they were objects of great intrinsic value, ad miring and thrusting- them continu ally on the notice of others by so doing. It is preseumed that per sons of refinement will keep their hands in a presentable condition, and no matter what the occupation may be, with ordinary attention this may easily be done. There, is an old rhyme that would appear to divorce this cleanliness from in dustry : "Better have black, hands, and plenty of meat, Than ever such white ones, and no thing to eat." True, but as soap is cheap and water plentiful, once the task is completed there is no excuse for dirty hands. It has been said that the splendid health characteristic of the Jews is partly flue to the in variable custom of washing their hands before eating. We cannot alter the shape of our hands. If indifferent we m...
What Martial Law Means. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 5 June 1914
What Martial Law Means. The great Duko of Wellington voiced the clue to what happened in South Africa when lie Raid : "Martial law means no law nt all, but the will of the general till the ordinary law can be either establish ed or restored." Even in times of peace all civilians are in some senses subject to mili tary law, inasmuch as for illegiti mate sale or wear of Army uni forms or medals they could be pro ceeded against, to t-ny nothing of their obligations under the Army Billeting Act. But under strict martial law a commander may order a curfew bell to ring, after which hour any in habitant found with a light in his house or in the streets would be liable to arrest. Looters are shot at sight. Publicans and others hold their licences 011I5' subject $0 the whim of the military commander, 1 and no one can either enter or leave a towfa or attend a concert or meeting of any sort without a pass signed by the commandant. This has to be produced to any offi cer or soldier who may call...
Leaning Tower of Pisa. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 12 June 1914
Leaning Tower of Pisa. Here is a sketch of tlie famous leaning tower of Pisa, in Italy, which leans a little more, than six feet iii eighty. TI10 works of this tower were begun in 1174, and the structure was completed towards the middle of the fourteenth century. Its height is 167ft. from a base of 146ft. in circumference. The peculiarity of th« inclination is not clue to accident but to the plan on which the architect constructed the tower. A staircase of 29-1 steps leads to the top, l'rora which point there is a splendid view. On the third tier of the tower a feeling of vertigo attacks those ascending, and it is this \\&lt;hich accounts for many suicides committed here.
FOOLHARDY GUIDES. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 12 June 1914
FOOLHARDY GUIDES. The guides who conduct tourists to Vesuvius often go to ridicu lous risks to amuse their patrons. A favourite expedient is to take an egg and put it into a small fis sure in-the mountain side to be, boiled by the heat. The tourist i9 not allowed to leave the path- and go to the fissure, so does not re alise that the guide, in order to reach a point where the trick is practicable, has to walk across a layer of lava which is so tbin that it may break at any moment. Should it do so, the man's logs will go through into actually mol ten la.va, with latal results. The Italians seem to think nothing ol the risk, and gladly undergo it to earn a franc, or even for bra vado's sake, to amuse tlio tourist who is employing them. One of the most daring exploits on record is that of a steeple climber, who, some years ago, con ceived the novel idea of celebrating the F.mperor's birthday by climb ing the steeple of St. Stephen's at Vienna, and thero hoisting a flog. Some associates...
THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 12 June 1914
THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BRIDGE. A project is on foot for building a bridge across the Hudson River, uniting New York with New Jer sey. Tho plans submitted content | plate the biggest bridge in the j world, and estimate the cost at i £8,250,000. Towers nearly as high j ns the Eiffel Tower would be neces ! sarv to carry a single span to pro I vide accommodation for '100,000 pas | sengers per hour. Eight tracks are ? contemplated, consisting of two for ? subway traffic, two for elevated, j and four for surface trains, while ' highways to accommodate ten vohi ! cles abreast are also included. The bridge's deck will be 200ft. wide, and the towers 5.">0ft. above water and 2.~0ft. under water, and the height must permit of the passage of the biggest ocean liners. Where screws are driven into soft wood and subjected to considerable .si rain, they are very likely to work loose, and it is often very difficult to make them hold. In such cases the use of glue is profitable. Make the ci ie thick ...
Easier to Spell. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 12 June 1914
Easier to Speli. -s Jt was a, bitterly cold night, and the sergeant in charge of the police station rvas congratulating himself that he no longer had to patrol a l)9at. His thoughts were disturbed by the entrance of .F.-c. Pooke, recently from the country. "What are you doing off your beat ?" demanded the sergeant. "Come to report a 'orse dropped dead in Nebuchadnezzar Street," grunted the frozen Pooke. "Well, sit down and make out your report at once, and don't waste any time about it!" retorted the sergeant, who was something of *a disciplinarian. Down sat Pooke and wrote, with much difficulty, for some minutes. "Sergeant," he said, looking up. "How do you spell Nebuchadnez zar ?'' "If you don't know, J ain't going to tell you l" once more grunted the officer. Pooke pondered the matter for a considerable time, then rising wear ily, prepared to leave the station. "Where are you going ?" asked liis superior. "You've not made out the report yet." "Goin* to lugh the 'orse into the 'Ig...