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HELEN KELLER'S WATCHES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 8 May 1914
HELEN KELLER'S WATCHES. The wonderful deaf and blind cir! tJio graduated from Kadeliffo College, md who made an address at th&lt;- St. Louis Exposition, 1ms sonio very curi ous and interesting watches. Hy one of them she can tell the time bv reel ing of it. There are knobs on the rim of the watch, marking the hours, and a broad hand that mores around ivhon released hy a spring, stopping at th«* right knV)h, whatever the time may be \Vhen the watch had to bo sent to its maker in Switzerland for repairs. \fiss Kell r was so inconvcnienred ) *hat .1 friend, a watchmaker in IHin 1 'is, who hoard of it resoived that she should not bo put out. in that waj again. So when lie went to Switzer land he had another watch made like the first. Usually the blind tell tir.iO by touch ing the hands of an ordinary watch; hut n watch is soon injured* in thai way.
To Make a Fancy Table. USEFUL AND INEXPENSIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 8 May 1914
' To Make a Fancy Table. U 8 M I'M IT J AND IN'r.XI'KNSIVK. Our first, illustration is that of n small, fancy table ol' very simpl-' nuiko and inexpensive rhfrnrt .t. yet. (piit»: lit, to ^raee n:iv sit tin£-rom.i. As it Is designed for unamel, any wood which rati be smoo! hsunais-d will do. Canary, -he rnsl. "f which, of the thicM-oss rub pt'-d, is about (.hn-oponrn a square f>i&lt;&lt;i, w'onld be Ihn most, suitable. The top of t ho table should l.n formed 01 o?i»» pie&lt;(, of bo.uo 'A'l. lon.u\ lft. (»ip. wirlp, and jin. thick. Willi pin11" or oili'M tool bevel the e«l^n as shoun. fj The h»i;s are 12ft. tin. lorn;, -in. wide, ami Jin. thick. Ninfi in ch&lt;\s from one end bore holes for (he Inwor mils with n br.iee and I in. hit, letting U.OIII be Jin. deep. Those for the side mils aie made in (he ed^es of tlt&lt;? legs', mid Uio.se for the end ones are bored on the sides of the legs. When boring boar in mind that tlie legs have an outw...
SUNNY [?]COMS MAKE SUNNY LIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 8 May 1914
BUNNY KWB1S MAKE Lot us tako the airiest, choicest, auW um.iost room in tho houso for our liv UK room-tho workshop where brail ind body arc built up and renewed Ind there fet us have a bay window 10 matter nosv plain in structure .hrou^h which the good twin angell if nature-sunlight and pure air-car riMiiy enter. This window shall bo the poem o: .he house. It shall give freedom an&lt;? ;cope [or eye and mind. We shall in it ji no picture on our walls that C;ie ;uniparo with the living and everlast ng pictures which God shall paint foi is through our arap!« window. Kosj lawns, golden Bunsets, tho teiuiei ^een and changing tints of spring, ,he glow of summer, tho pomp of au .uiiin, tho white of winter, storm and ihinc, glimmer and gloom-nil thest to can enjoy ivhil« we ait in our shel ;ered room as tho changing years rol! >n. Dark rooms bring depression 01 ipirits, imparting a. sense of confine jiont, of isolation, of poworlessncsi, viiich is chilling to onergv and vigour, ...
Post Office Problems. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 8 May 1914
Post Office Probiems. .Patrick hud spent many woary nights writing a Iouk ami fervent epistle to his latest * sweetheart. When at last, it was finished it inado a bulky package, the si^ht of which tilled Patrick's soul with pride. (.'nrcfuliy tiHixinc» n penny.stnnip, he bore his precious document to tho posi. othce nnd handed it to the man behind On." counter. He wasn't K&lt;»in« to drop that, totter in an or dinary Iot(er-ho\, nut lie ! The clerk picked it up and put it on the scales. "Here," he cried. callim; Patrick buck, "your letter is overweight !" "What d'ye mean?" Owr what weight ?" "1 M)e;i tl it's (no lw«l\\. "S* «">U Will have to put another stamp on it." "(Ml. be quiet with vour nonsense, said Patrick condescendingly. "Sure if 1 put another stamp on, thai will only inj'kf it heavier still !" "Ve'i ,-vr'- a regular miser !" n\ claime-J Ml'*'. Snooper, ul,HI lief hus band refused to j;i.e her twenty I'oe shillings she .i.sked for. "No. not a miser," replied Sno...
CARE OF HEALTH. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 8 May 1914
CAIIV. -IF mw-T \VWil« U»orc\ ax'o Kornc times oxoep lional conditions under which it ma^ bo for tho general good that an indi vidual, horo and there, may sacrifice health, happiness, and even lifo it self, it remains true that the moral iaw of benevolence prescribes quit© * different course for most of us. Whatr ?vor weakens our vitality and vigoui makes us less useful in our work, and in all our relations of life. If er treme indulgence in any natural ap petite does this on one hand, so does its unnatural and oxcesaivo restraint on the other. If we consider tho ap petite of hunger, for instance, we shall seo the effect of gluttony on one hand, and of starvation on the other. No loubt it is often murh moro difficult :o preserve a due moderation than to $o to either extreme. It requires deli cate discrimination to discover just what the body needs for its most per fect development, and a firmness of purpose' to supply those needs in the right proportions. Vet this is one of ho most ...
Archduke's Impressions of Australia. FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 8 May 1914
Archduke's Impressions of Australia. KUAN"/, yKUOIN'ANI) OK AUS TK LA. Ill a recent number of tho "Fort nighUy NevieW Miss Fdith Sellers gives us a very interesting account 01" tin' arehduke. Some eight I'on ytiarr. ago Franz Ferdinand made a lour of Mu1 world, ca^or to learn, eager l.o see for himself tho ililY**r«*n*_ parts of tin.' globe, to watch tho working of foreign nations and foreign culture. f Austria is for him tin? .'Host, beau tiful a' nil lands, the finest and tho noMe>t. And next to Austria-Aus tralia ! Tho" fact that ho was treat ed "scandalously" ut Thursday 1s land over a pi aw of boor on Sun day did not prevent him from liking Australia. Wo road :-"Oil Thursday Islam! the fact, was first brought homo to hint that, Imperial ITighnosa though lie be, ho is no match for a Scotch woman in what concerns the keop ing of the Sabbath. While enjoy ing the view from tho balcony of an inn there, one hot Sunday even ! htm stis'nly that. If ho wlsiicil Vt> drink he must, ...
WILL LAST FOR CENTURIES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 8 May 1914
WILL LAST FOU CENTUUIES. From timo to timp discussions arisi to the probable duration of our con pply. (Questioned on the subject recently an export nave ^ as h*5 opinion that .it the present r:ito of consumption i v»n!d Inst at least 350 years lon^e. ..en if the mines /ire not enrru'd t. a lower depth than 4O0U feet. As. j liotvever, it is regarded as probabh . that mining can be carried on at s I considerably lower depth, this period i may be much extended. j Apart from this, however, lh&lt; j authority pointed out that tim« j ^oes on tve khall prow far more ecouo . .meal in our use of coal than at pre i .*ent, ns discoveries are bei»R made and ! utilised in tlie direction of obtaining j the maximum of heat from the fuel j In this connection he referred to the | enormous waste of boat that takes 1 place in the case of the ordinary do- ' mestic prate, which in course of tirm* j will inevitably give place to mor* j scientific contrivances, thus adding greatly to the time the...
Cranks Who Hide Money. BANK-NOTES CONCEALED IN BOOKS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 8 May 1914
Cranks Who Hide Money. I:A N k - X0'1'F.S 1)X &lt;' K A I.KI' Aijioiik 1 ho eccont rieiti"S of the rich, the passion J"or always possess ing cMiinnoiis sums of ready rash is surely oh«' of the most e.\t inordi nary, A former l,ord Pysart one (Iny asU*d ;&lt; rompanion nurse to go lo lown u»'t. a cli'-iph* cashed for him at llii' Hank Kn^lnnd. When *he its r? .;*&lt; 1 \ t«> si art the peer sat.. flown and wrote out a die pm I'nr Clo",""". and Ndd )i&lt;*r to he MHV ;t i It | s»-e that sill- got III!!! hot n for 1 he whole a I re 'Unt . The !*}»»?*|ij»* w as f111)\ present &lt;*&lt;1, and the Uaiik, having satisfied themsel M.-s as to t In* nurse's authority for making sueh a request, B;im_rest c.l that a ch'rk shmiM at '"oinpnny her ami hand the ilion.oon note in per ! sun to his lordship. After having (loin* xo the clerk (old the peer that only three such notes wort1 in | existence. "One," he said, "we have j at the Hunk, another T...
HAPPY INSTINCT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 8 May 1914
HAPPY INSTINCT. " Not long n£0, a certain farmer. ! ivell known fur his violent temper j iiied a local horse dealer in the count; ' :ourt. " | He had boncht a horse, which th&lt; i iealer had guaranteed to be " qtiiet i to nnd tlrivo." nn&lt;l »>nw «n"n.Uv * i uunjjaj. 1 Jn stating his anna, Fn rmcr Hot/.onrJ I lost his temper more tJinri once, /wu1 / find to be troqiiont/v mj/nonishe'd b t/se jTidce. One of the witnesses for tho &lt;Jefor.or, I . o«-"er of tl". l.nrso in (|,".s ?.xiK,,;!-.?»»?? -« 'I'" aiiini:.! Li vicious-tj.nt it ru aml su,asi"i(i «".* tr«P to 8Piin: "'d the witm.ss, "] M,fnvr,i '.« wui.i ^ Ml') ,Myav from nnvl,..\ V' *VO of Mu. o'-ur-f,"' "" -v 1 it liko'v l,P.' ... | . a"? m? if 1 ran Ma,..,. n" ' ^ ? 't TvnsTi ( v'fft ... i ?, ' » Jiappy instinct!" ' " * U JbZ rW? of 'nanfc'ind would " lose thnir reputation tlmn tlim.
Life Among Lunatics. THE EFECT ON KEEPERS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 8 May 1914
Life Among Lunatics. + Till'; l'.I'lX'T ON KKKl'KKS. The popular misconception as to \ ho t reatinent, environment, anil daily life of the inmates of insti tutions for tbe criminal insane is very threat, and Pr. lid ward II. Williams, who has great experience in the matter, has .set out to clear it up. An interesting' point xvlnch Pr William* cover;; is that of the ctYocl. *»f the peculiar life upon officials and keepers cniinr-. tel with such ins! I1121 inns. Surrounded 1 »\* an at mosphere (if delusions and hnllucinn lions. Pr. Williams insists that. Ihe.^e men really1 be-otnc more |e\el headed, (h'-ir nornirjlitv is nccen and. )>y r>-i,S"U >>i the ecu stnnt ihru'-tin^ upon their atten tion i »f (he ewJ results of lack »,f self-r^trainl . I hey learn to curl» rrrl ain tendencies of iheir own. If this is true--and the dttctor has had suMicient experience to know - it is a remarkable thing. The flrsl sensation of the novice iu visiting an inHlitutjuJi is to feel tkfet "t...
Countess Russell Warns 'Black Magic' Dabblers. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 8 May 1914
Countess Russell Warns 'Black Magic' Dabblers. (Ky I'OI'NTKSS KUSSKLL.) 1 -havi* lonu been aware of the enn sequences I hat may affect the t hought loss ;11111 careless sitter at .?seances, who, fur a new experience, nvMe.ssly joins a number of people bout, on reeei\in£ some iin'Kjssipes from the of her side. J do not profe.ss to explain the phenomena, that occurs, neither do I affirm that. I he dead manifest theni ' wives : but I know that some power iy. developer! «t such a meeting, and demons! rat es ilselt often in a mar \ ellous way. ft is impossible in n short article to /jive examples of what occurs, and I would desire rather than to ctnph.'isisi* (he danger of meddling in oclmlt matters until more know ledjje is ^ain«Hl as to rules and )«rooaiitions by which the people! ta'wng pari in a seance may be I rotocted. The very fart that sitters are ?asked to he quite passive, requested not to exert their will power, but j1in HnMi .Kit* s. ?> u'.l ..£ee, what OI'MX ]>()()...
Wisteria Fair. AT JINDIVICK. A GREAT SUCCESS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 8 May 1914
Wisteria Fair. AT JINDIVICK. A GREAT SUCCESS., For the purpose of raising funds to enable the committee to purchase a new piano for the Mechanics' Institute, a Wisteria Fuir was held on Wednesday and Thursday, when the weather was delightfully fine, and thero was a large attendance each evening. Tho ladies had been working for some time making preparations, and tho result of their efforts was that there was an attractive dis play on the various stalls, which were prettily draped wich white, relieved with heliotrope and wis teria. On Wednesday afternoon, in opening the Fair, Or. Potschack apologised for the absence of Mr J. E. Mackey, who was unable to be present to perform tho opening ceremony. Mr Petschack ex plained the object of the Fair, and said the old piano had served its purpose, it having been in use for 26 or 2? jeara. The Commit tee of the Hall had put in a now floor and had enlarged tho ante room, so 1'> ''V S:" r.l.a, i~ UiV-y prucurod uovv pUUlO. TlltJ Fair had take...
THE EVERY DAY POTATO. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 8 May 1914
Till': KYKHY. »AV POTATO. l'ulat,, Sauce.-This in a verj p.nsjr ami ;ipj>pf.i=:ii)tr way ot dressim; r.nl.l pi it at o"S. Break thn pieces uji with a .spoon, hut do not nmsli them. I'M! sonic i;ooil dripping (or butter) into a Mat stetvpan, mid thi- potat.oc.s, shake over a hot firn till slichtly .vrr^L"K^rvi7.H|C>.-T ee'l 'if "KufliciVnt quantity oT potatoes ;hu1 cut thorn into pieces about th:: size of oran::^ sections. These must be thrown into Ijciilintr fat ami fried until d-'iv. thru : drained on paper before dishing u*). | Potatoes Slic-il an'l Crisped. -APi-r j peeling tlie potatoes rut. into quifr> j thin slices ami fry in boilim: f.11. till as crisp as biscuits, then shake on paper and place around roast poul try or trame. ! Potato Sticks.-Peel one or two po tatoes, cut into slices J inch thick, then into sticks about the size of matches. Have ready boiling fat, fry the pieces thickly, and f>nt round irame in little heaps, with watercress between. Potato Cake.-...
THE ORCHARD. NOMENCLATURE OF FRUIT. PARTICULARLY THE APPLE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 8 May 1914
THE ORCHARD. .NOMENCLATURE OF FHITTT. J-AUTICUI-AIUA' THK Al'I'I-K. "What's in a name. ?" To the or dinarv individual it may ho a matter of very little eonscqu'nce what, an apple in railed b>, and provided it is soun'I ami fit. to mf, one nam*' may he ns ^ood as another ; hut to the nurseryman, grower and dealer it. .often becomes a matter of ^rent. ini : portance. j At, present wr find that, ninny of what, we ma> term the standard va rieties of apples ;irc known tin ler different namen in the various States and even in different districts often have local names. This lea Is to con fusion, and often to serious misun j derstandim;. j Vor in-tanee, the Srarb't Nnnmuiel ; is Inown as the Winter IVarmun, I Scarlet IVnrnmiii. and s'-m.-t imes a-: ' ('ox's (>rance Pippin ; also the (Ic»l den Ileinette is culled Adam's I't-nr main, Summer Poarmain. Kimx Pij» pin, et c, and mn:iv oth^v vnrlot'wj* nr»* known l>y various n:\mrs. This is very unsatisfactory, and in 'tics of lYp'pIf...
INFLUENCE OF FATNESS OF COW AT CALVING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 8 May 1914
IXKIJ'K.VCK OK KATNKS.S DI'i'dW AT CALVING. An examination of the records of uttieial tosts with Holstein Kriesian cows by one of 1 he Amoriran experi mental stations showed that, the fat contrnt of the milk for a short, time at the beicinriinc of a lactation pe riod may have little relation to the real average fat. content nf the milk produced by any particular zinimnl. Investigations with cows of various breeds and in different conditions were enrried out. and it is concluded tha*. providing the cow is underfed after calvini:, the percentage of fat in the milk for th(* first 20 or :!0 days of the lactation period is in Hnenr'*d to a considerable extent by the fatness of the cow at calvinc. In some cases this inflnence appeared to extend to a certain - decree for at least three months. The tiller of the soil is the most nec-^sary man in the world. He feeds and clothes the world, ami with out him the world would co naked and starve. Apparently he in the only person in the worM that ...
HORNLESS CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 8 May 1914
IIiiltM.K.SS CATTI.K. .Significant progress has be&lt;&lt;n tn-Mlr .Iminc tin1 pa-t ton yars in estab lishing poll-d types of horned broods of tvittlo. foiled Dnrhnms i'olled Uriefords, and roli'd Jerseys repro sents the most notable achievements in this lino nf bre'-din;;. Hei;innin&lt;; with "sports" or naturally hornless animals,. the polled charaotor has hooii fixed in those thm* typos to an extent which ensures its reprodueti»»n in Hn overwhelming majority of rna t.in;;s. Tolled blo-\l 1ms beoome so pot out. that, alt houirh olrt :i ined through "sports" from breads with horns, its p*»11 intr otlifiency is thor ough dependable; even in ruses \vh&lt;*re the elimination of horns is mot with stubborn inherent opposi tion. A >tron«: and jjrowin-: demand (or polled types of hornod breeds is ex pressing itself in the operations of farmers, feeders, and brrpders. Those who take the purely pr.vtical view of horns, considering them usoloyH and expensiv...
JINDIVICK. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 8 May 1914
JINDI VlCIv. Tho weather has beon very favourable to the farming com munity. There is good growth in tho gras9 and crops. Tho onions aro ft 1 i stackoJ now ^?LV,V*wi!ikoo'il wol'l*uiiU HoiiHon. ' MoBsra Maploson and H. Peel have a good stack: also ; Messrs Gleeson and W. Mason have a good sample of bulbs. The latter gentleman has taken a farm at Poowong East, and in tends to go in for onion growing. The potato crop is more or less grubby, and there are not very heavy yields. Mr Rintoul, Poultry Export, will give a lecture on poulty breeding and management on May 18th. Ladies and all interested in poultry are cordially invited to attend.