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About Pearls. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
About Pearls. Although the white pearl is the most valuable when its colour is pure and its shape good, large prices arc fetch ed by those which are tinged with other hues. Those which can boast a pinkish shade are particularly exqui site when set in conjunction with others of a creamy tone, but as they have a reputation for losing their tint in course of time, they have never maintained any very great popularity. The black pearl, always so magnifi cently effective upon a white ncck or adorning a delicate ear, comes mostly from the South Seas, while the East also supplies us with specimens which show violet and blue shades. The richness of the Orient in pearls has led to the production in the East of some truly wonderful pearl-set trea sures. The state garments of the In dian princes and of the Persian po tentates are usually so stiff with peail embroideries that the greatest severity in cut has to be observed in order to make them wearable.
Spirit Adultoration In Egypt. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
Spirit Adultoratlon In Egypt. There is probably no country In the world where spurious and imitation spirits (brandy, whisky, liqueurs, etc.) are made and sold to such a large ex tent as in Egypt. This is due to two causes, first to the fact that there is a comparatively large population of the poorer classes—chiclly Europeans —who demand low-priced sprirtuous drinks, and, secondly, because plain alcohol, the basis of these drinks, can be obtained readily and cheaply owing to the absence of all excise and li cense restrictions. This imitation brandy, whisky, etc., is simply plain acohol, diluted, coloured, and flavour ed. The alcohol is made largely from molasses, but to some extent al so from dried grapes and from dates.
Taking the Oath. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
Taking tho Oath. There was an ancient Norse cus tom, when an oath was imposed, that the person by whom it was pledged passed his hand through a silver ring, which was held sacred to the cere mony. In Iceland, the bridegroom, when plighting his troth, used to pass his four fingers and thumb through a large ring, and in this manner re ceive the hand of his bride. Even as lately as the end of the eighteenth century the practice existed in Ork ney of a man and woman pledging their faith at the Standing Stones of Stennis by joining their hands through the perforated stone of Odin.
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
I HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Jr'iovh raw moat is th« best bait for mico traps. If linoleum is polished once a week with geod tloov polish it will lately i\.;uiiv washing. To mako 11 tough Steak tender, rub it on both side- with vinegar ami olivo oil thoroughly mixed. ami allow it to stand for two hours before cooking. Unie-wator will sweeten jars and inns which soap and water fail to | cleanse. U is admirable for cleansing [ milk vessels and nursing bottles. i 15 ups should not be shaken, but hung , on a'line in the open air and cnretnlly 1 beaten witli a cane boater kept for tho 1 purpose. To mako tho hair dry and fluffy, tako eau-de-Cologue one onuce, rectified spirits of wine two ounces, powdered carbonate of soda half an ounce, water six ounces. Hub this lotion well into the scalp. If two or tlvreo lumps of sugar nro placed in kettles and teapots, tliey will absorb all moisturo and will prevent : rust and the "fusty" smell which is the result of their being left half dry. If when out in t...
CHAPTER XVIII. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
CHAPTER XVIII. The womnn in whose house Stead lodged—;in old-fashioned farmhouse, which was one of the few aftcient. abodes left in the valley—looked askance at Inspector Cortelyou when she answered his knock at her front door. His rusty tall hat, his unusually old-fashioned garments, his Mrs. Gamp-like umbrella, made her consider him a suspicious char acter, and she only opened the door to the extent of a very few inches as she inspected him. "Good-morning, ma'am," said the detective blandly and genially. "It is a beautiful morning. Mr. Stead, of course, is not at home?" "No, he isn't," answered the landlady. "Just so, ma'am," said the in spector. "I did not use those words, ma'am, in the form of a question, but as an assertion. Mr. Stead is not at home. The fact is— though I don't want to shock your nerves, and 1 am sure I shan't, as 1 see you are a sensible woman—the fact is, Mr. Stead is locked up." The landlady looked her scorn and disbelief, and made as if she would shut the d...
The Double Chance. (Published by Special Arrangement.) CHAPTER XV11.—(Continned.) [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
the Double Chance. BY J. S. FLETCHER, Author ot" The GoMeu Mope," &c. (Published by Special Arrangement.) GUArTliU X V11.-i Co..11luioi.) Inspector Cortehou lau^ned. "No, nol" he said. "Ami 1 n. ylad I didn't—it takes a Ion;; lime to piece scraps oi letter together. No—1 found two letters, enveloped and sealed; one of them was stamped lor po>t, the other was not. The stamped envelope was ^ad dressed lo tile manager of the Stel ford Hanking Co., Limited; the other to Mr. Marshall Stead. 1 hat one was endorsed, 'lo be handed to Mr. Stead on his arrival.' " "Go on—go on!" said Quinton, eagerly. • "I took it upon myself to open those letters," continued Inspector Cortelyou. "The one to the bank was a brief letter of a few lines; that to Stead was a lengthier docu ment, and it contained a Bank of England note for one hundred and fifty pounds. And in those two letters, Mr. Quinton, unless my professional experience is at- iault, I learnt what I believe to be ^the truth of all t...
WHY GIRLS SHOULD RUN. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
WHY GIRLS SHOULD BUN. If girls would turn their attontion to running, they would find it tho most exhilarating pastime in tho world, as well as one of the most healthful. I3o sides adding rosos to tho cheeks mid strength to the lungs, running is tho stout girls' best rosourco. Lot her take a brisk run daily, beginning with ft few yards, and getting up to a inilo or thereabouts, and she will not need to resort to a starvation diet
USEFUL HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
USEFUL HINTS. For diarrhoea or cholcra in hens> ducks, or turkeys, give a weak solution of copperas, say a picce as large as a pea to a teacupful of water. If they have real cholcra, they will have such a thirst that they will readily drink it if Riven to them for drinking" water. The use of animal food is becoming moro general every day as it is better understood, but animal food alone will not give a full egg yield. Other pro per foods must g^ with it, and the fowls must be so fed as to produce all the component parts of the body and the egg. Animal food, wheat, oats, c°ni, and clover hay should make the hens Iry, providing tfiey arc compelled hunt and dig in straw for all the grain they get. Proper fond and exer cise are the needed things to have win ter eggs. Dark nests are a good preventive of hi'ns getting into the egg-eating ba ton,
SCALY LEGS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
SCALY LEGS. Nothing looks worse on a fowl than a pair of scaly legs, and nothing1 is mure detrimental to the health and ac tivity of a fowl than such legs. The disease, if such it may be called, is brought about by tiny parasites which bunow under the leg scales and throw out floury eruptions, and these lat ter, if not checked, adhere to the ■ shanks and feet of the fowl, and in crease in size till the bird is unable to | properly use its legs. The disease is 1 undoubtedly brought about by allow ing the fowls to scratch among ashes I and soil, which have been rendered ' filthy in condition by long usage. In the case of scaly left, prevention is easier than cure, and the poultry keeper who would have his birds es cape the disease will make use of pet roleum, which is a cheap and effective insecticide. If the birds' legs and feet arc brushed over with paraffin occa sionally, the disease under notice will not make Us appearance. Birds that rue already affected should have their legs he...
BEES ARE REALLY HOT. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
BEES ARE REALLY HOT. Everyone whq^ has been stung by a bee knows the burning sensation that accompanies the sting. 'l'his is, of course, due to the acid that is injected by the little weapon in the bee's tail—"the hot end of the bee." We speak of people getting' "into a fever" over their work or worry, and it is true that both things do raise the temperature of human beings. But no human being ever gets into such a fever over either as to cook himself to death. This the bees really do. The dominant, all-consuming desire of the worker bee is to work. It fol lows out this impulse until it dies. A bee will literally work itself to death. That, in fact, is how all of them die cxccpp those who are destroyed by dis ease or accident. The bees and the 'ants are the most highly specialised .creatures in the world. The concentration of energy upon one task is so great that it keeps the bee busy every moment satisfying it. Suddenly there comes a time when the energy outpaces the work. Then up ...
BABY SHOULD LEARN TO USE BOTH HANDS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
BABY SHOULD LEARN TO USE BOTH HANDS. I Wily iht: human rare is right-handed is one of the problems that jjop up again and again. The theory which ( has found ivencral acceptance is that propounded liy Dr. Krnst Wi lier, who sought in prove that primitive man, | in his desire to protect tin- hearl, car ried the shield in his left hand, and the aggressive weapons in the right. Sir Daniel Wilson, however, as cribes the right-handedness of the human race to a very dill'crent cause. The centre of speech is in the left hemisphere of the brain, ami Dr. Wil son believes that the movements con trolling the right arm, the nerve gan glia for which arc situated near the centres of speech, have developed and matured along the same lines and at the same rate of progress as lan guage. liecords dating back to primitive times, parchments and the figures'por trayed by the ancient Chaldeans and Egyptians, all point to the (act that even in those early days the race was right-handed, so that the tenden...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
OF ESPECIAL INTEREST f8 WOMEN of «J° Haocfijuurtora jstr.1) of HioIiiHiob' College of Hoalih. Mil. Uomnc in announcing tbat Bho will vi»tt bliwoll at fogaliir intervale, aBka tho pub lie to buntro ol imitations ot Dr Coonlo.'a Ualebratod Orango Lily Treatment [or women, and t j note that Bho ib tho only vianiDg representative tor l b ia nandertul remedy, which baa been oaring women in oil parts of tho world dariog tho past .10 years. Xho date of Mre i>'tewart'a next visit will ba duly anoounoad in tbeeo oolamna For tbo benefit of sufferers, and those who rieairo to fill the Buorcd miBBiou ot motherhood tt freooopy o a valoablallttio medioal book will be Bent lo anyono who eenss 2J for postage to Dept. 21, Tho ^rl't^boTne! KV'M vonoreliy Race Club. annual meeting Wednesday, April 7, 1914. Officem: I'hesideht—Mr J. C. Qa'obings. Vice. PjtE.siuEN'Ty—Messrs J, Martin and fll beeary. Judos—Mr W. Plielan. fjnn ueb—Mr E. Cbaponnel. Ci,Emi or StatEs-Mr T. Pollard. Ciebk or C.obuse—Mr B. ...
BON VOYAGE. Cr and Mrs Mahnke. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
BON VOYACt Cr and Mrs Mahuke. On Thursday ftflerr.Dini the ladies of din Presbyterian Guild gathered together to wish one of the members Mrri 0. Mahnke, bon voyage on the eve of her trip !o liuinpe. In ihe nhserce nf the I'lesid^nl. (Mrs (5 Mitchell), Hf-v II iMatiliew, on behalf &lt;it' the Guild, presented Mrs Mahnke with a gold mounted fountain pen and pad. In making the premutation he wished Mrs Mahtike a pleasant voyage, and an ft'j'ijabln holiday. As she would dotibilens find plenty of use for ihe pen in j-itting down iho interesting things she saw, and concerning people she mot, it would serve to remind her of those she had left be hind, and who would welcomo lior on her return. Mrs Mahnke biivfly and feelingly responded, Afternoon tea was served, and after a general hand-shake and ex pressions of good wishes the gather ing terminated. Mrs Mahnke will sail by the s.s. Friodrich der Gronse, leaving on Saturday week, 21flt March, and will disembark at Fremantla and rema...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
HONESTLY RECOMMENDED. "Tu anyone eoiferintf from di'arrbooa 1 ©an honestly recommend Cbambotlaio's Colta find Diarrboe/i Remedy &b being the mopt satisfactory remedy on (he market," I writes Mr G O Hooper, WftkcthM, N.Z. • I hwvo trier! all eoria of medioines bat b»ve loond nothing eqa*1 to Obamberlain'0 Oolio and Diarrhcua Remedy." Nold by T j„ W rtehft a&4 Co Pwp Xtd, and Q ? Sing, I f. REMARKABLE CURE if What Clement* Tonic can do in ^ rritoiitiR the nerve* to healthy power a:\J making the weakened ivstem strong. A letter in point which is worth reading. ^ No. 0 Port Ollice Place, South Melh., 2.7/11. CLEMENTS TONIC LTD., " Your tonic i.= one of the quickest vrivcand brain cutcs known. I tiioi k:, *li kim'.s ot docuu*' mcdieirci, aiu! £>>t K; no relief a.s I Ii:ive from your tonic. I could not M:.mi anyone talking to mc, or the noise of the town ttafiic. In I lost appetite ;*ntl weight. I was that ' weak at times a child could pu>h me over. ! had toyhvup ...
LADIES' COLUMN. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
j^prv ~ - •• * LADiES' COLUMN. Thtf tinny St iwell friends of Cap tain >' S Tiew will be i!i tetvsted to j learn that bis eldest son, Henry, has been promoted to the rank of M -jor. Major Trew is still stationed in South Africa. Most hovsewivca find .1 ditVicnltv in boiling rice properly. Kithe; it is too watery or uncooked or if steamed ie not always qui'e satisfactory either. There is now on the market a rice boiU"', wtiich is said to give good results. I' is of aluminum and Is perforated wi'h small holes. With the ric« in it, it is plunged into boil ing wa't r, and when the o intents are cooked, tlu1 cook or is lif'ud from the gaucepan and allowed to dr:; . . It the cooker pertovms its work 11s \v.-d as it is supposecl to do, it should b a boon to housewives. The death of Mr John T Suther land. in the prime of life, bus caused much t»rief to his relatives and friends. Though be had been ailing for some tinv, and his life despaired of at one period, it Wjs hoped that his fins c...
TUBERCULOSIS IN MAN AND FOWLS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
:4 TUBERCULOSIS IN MAN AND » FOWLS. I Fowls get consumption, and people sometimes ask if they can pass on the disease to human beings. So far as I have been able to ascertain, the reply is that they cannot. This is what a royal commission of medical and other scientists that sat in London some years ago had to say about the matter: —"Although many points remain to be elucidated, and much experimental work ought still to be done to place the knowledge of infection on a surer foot ing, yet as far as present knowledge goes the danger of infection to human beings from the tubercle bacillus, which is found in fowls, has not yet been proved. One conclusion appears certain—that the avian tubercle bacil lus occupies a rather solitary position, and docs not easily alfcct any animals oilier than birds, while on the other , Innd fowls arc definitely resistant to I ihc human, as well as the bovine tu s kercle bacillus." All of which goes to i show that each branch of the animal > kingdom has...
THE POULTRY RUN HOT WEATHER HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
1 ^ bun. M a0M\:^w^h>nts. ip Fou|s don't perspire. When you be W? . heated ill'-' perspiration break:; |'y L" | 11)U]S yuur Ixxly. When fowls jJ0| t[„.y have to move to a spot ^r|, j3 sheltered from the sun. To *?-.i " . . into tlie shade is the only means jJ; " a)0[inif their blood that they have, 1 if there isn't natural shade you '|i0uj,| /ix up a shady spot for them. lt'&lt; so easy 10 do. A light frame of good, «itfi split bags nailed over it, „ ,i iiliin 3 nr -tin. of the ground s' tho spore is !» set up a draught—will f f do the business cheaply and effective ly |V A futther help to the birds on hot H$ ^ri is to finely dig the ground under if tilt- shelter- to ihe depth of a foot or so. fij. ||i,. ground is soft and loose it l-'f si,oulil Iw damped over night with wa |f;| (cfi ,iml next day the birds will cliff If! holes and lie in them, and pet througlr the liotiesi day with the minimum of disiomfort. It the fowls fly on the | P:' frame, all that is necessary is t...
TOM TIDDLERS GROUND. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 7 March 1914
TOM TIDDLERS CROUND. ! They hnd settled into their first homo, the honso being in order, tb* ! young husband turned his attention I to tho alleged garden.] Having .succeeded at Inst in transfer* , ring tho tin eaus and half bricks to tho next garden, Jio commenced dig* ging. Ho had boon at work for so mo tiiao when ho not-iced at hi» a 1 two-shilling piece, a half-sovoroi.cn a sixpenco. Joyfully pocketing this unexpected wealth, ho rosumed. his digging oven greater energy, Soon he unearth ed. another florin and, a little later, a sixpenny-bit. With perforation streaming from M3 brow ho now worked liko a madman, and eventually dug up another six pence. "I'm done for tho present." lie pant" od, "but I'll coino back later oiii though I" Rut as ho dropped tho newly-found silver coin in his poeknt tlio horrid truth dawned upon him. 11 is pocket had a holo in itf ftiK^tking mueli is a sign "I vauttyj for lie that in lavish in words is * niggard in deed,—Sir \V. Raloinli. In character, in ...