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GREENBACKS. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 8 May 1914
GREENBACKS. Few people, perhaps, are aware why the national American currency Is printed with green backs. Ever since the adoption of paper currency it liaa been the constant study of bank-nott engravers to get up some plan of printing bills that could not be coun terfeited. In this they only partly succeeded till as late as 1857, when a man named Stacy J. EdBon invented a kind of green ink, which lie patent ed June 30 of that year. It iB called I anti-photographic ink, because it can not be photographed and cannot be j dislodged with alkalies by counterfei [ ters to get a complete facsimile of the bills. As it is a.secret known only to the American Bank Note Com pany and the inventor, it is impossible to counterfeit the greenback money. Even if the composition of the ink was known, it would be of no use, as | the work could not be copied from the genuine bills with any other kind I of ink.
THE OLFACTORY NERVE OF INSECTS [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 8 May 1914
THE OLFACTORY NERVE OF IN8ECT8 A great number of facta of the llfo o,' insects can hardly be explained ex cepting by admitting a particularly powerful olfactory sonso In these ani mals. The examples are numerous; if. in an ant-blll, an ant of tho same species na thoso that, inhabit it, but belonging to another swarm, tries to penetrate, it will immediately be ex polled. Sometimes the hypothesis has been supposed o£ a sort of lan guage nllowing each individual to make itself known, but deafness is general in the class of insects, and ants in particular are absolutely deat. Sc then there only remains the odor special to each swarm which appears to constitute a mode of identification. In tho game way, when tho corpse of a small mammiferous animal is be coming decomposed In a field, a legion of sylphB and necrophors, strangers to the immediate neighborhood, com ing sometimes from a distance of several kilometres, arrive to lay their eggs there, guided, it would seem, merely by their Ben...
A WOOD THAT NEVER ROTS. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 8 May 1914
A WOOD THAT NEVER ROT8. | Engineers have often to deploro tlie rotting of railway. sleepers, of piles, anil of wood used to support galler ies, in the building of ships, etc. En gineers, chemists, physicists, biolo gists, doctors, who, for the construc tion of diverse apparatus may require a wood possessing a maximum resist ance to the causes of destruction, par ticularly humidity, are interested In this important question of the un putresclblllty of wood. The Ideal would be to And a wood of a charac ter susceptible of resisting putrefac tion naturally. Now It appears from recent researches that the wood of the mangrove tree may be considered as absolutely uuputrescible. Numer ous sample of mangrove wood (Rhizo phora racemosa) sent from French Guinea were, in 1009, placed at Col longes (Cote d'Or) 'in a soaking pit'ln the depot of sleepers of the Paris Lyons-Mediterranean Railway Com pany. The samples were surrounded with all the elements susceptible of producing the decomposition a...
Tit for Tat. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 8 May 1914
Tit for Tat. A well-known comedian has an in exhaustible stock of good stories. One of the ibest concerns a visit to a Scot tish town. The prices had been put np a little, and a man explained to a friend that he had gone to the theatre with his wife, intending to go to the pit, and had found that eighteenpence was being charged instead of a shil ling. . "Of course you didn't go in?" re marked the friend. "Oh, yes, I went in, but I paid them out for their greed. X sent my -wife home, so they lost sixpence by it." After a few years of matrimony a man's originality appears to be all concentrated on the thought of some thing new to have for dinner. . ?No man ever achieved great success unless he was supplemented by the right kind of subordinate.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 8 May 1914
- LTD. . * ESTD. J782. WORKEfi^ FIRE. ACCIDENT. LOSSES PAID EXGEED £90,000,000. Louot by BUSH fires and by UdHTWHG Rtft mads good by this Company, . AGENTS~WANTED. }i_. VOIPHAH 461 T0 471 B3URKE ST.' ^2S55--r- MELBOURNE. _jOAIOBT,Vk&CO"ITO., AOEIiifi,... ... ...Not Clear. At a trial in an Australian court when the witness in the box was be ting subjected to a merciless cross-ex araination, in answering one question., the .witness", nodded. Whereupon the court -stenographer, who was working at high speed to get it all and could not see the witness, at once demand ed:' Answer-that question," to which the Witness replied: "I did answer it; I nodded my head." The stenographer, without a mo ment's hesitation, retaliated with "Well, I -heard it rattle, but could not tell whether it was up and down or from side to.side." . POULTRY FOR EXPORtt. All Classen wanted. ... W bur t>7- Ufo weight. Crates lent. No Commission or Cartage Charged., Chickens & Ducklings, 64 lb. Old ?...
Maybe! [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 8 May 1914
Maybe! Not very long ago Mr. Rockefeller was talking to a group of Now York business men, all of them --million aires, but none of them American born. - "After all," Mr. Rockefeller remark ed, "when one comes to look at it, you fellows are only intruders. None of yon were born here. You're emi grants, and you're apt to forget what you owe us natives for letting you in." "Maybe," commented an Irishman thoughtfully. "Maybe. But you for get one thing. We came into America with our fares paid and our clothes on our back. Can you say the same?" Jfl t (gWjdjg/ &lt;jfco$u/r ?
At the Fire Station. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 8 May 1914
At the Fire Station. He was undeniably from far beyond the suburbs, and as be was walking along a City street he stopped In front of the fire-engine house and looked in. "Have many fires in town?" he asked. "Yes, we-have them pretty often," replied the fireman. "Ever try to see how quick you can hitch-up?" "Oh, yes." At that moment an alarm came In. At the first stroke of the gong the men rushed to their posts, the doors of the stalls opened, and within a few seconds men, horses, and engine were speeding down the street. The young man watched the pro ceedings with admiration. "Well!" he exclaimed, when speech returned. "There ain't many places where they'd go to all that trouble to show a stranger what they can do."
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 8 May 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. Powder the insides of new gloves to make them easier to slip on, and alBo, in the case of colored kfd cnes, to prevent the dye from staining the hands. The cooler eggs are the quicker they will froth when whipped, so they should be beaten in a cool place. A pinch of salt always cools and fresh ens them. Vegetable and fruit stains on the fingers can be removed by dipping the fingers In very strong tea for a few minutes and then washing them in clear, warm water. If bright Baucepans and kettles have to be used over a smoky fire, smearing a little grease over the bright part will prevent the smoke from blackening the metal. If wash ed after use in hot water, the pan will be as bright as ever. When using dripping for making a cake, add a few drops of essence of lemon or the juice of a lemon, and it will be found that this will not only remove the fatty flavor which cakes so often have when made with drip ping-especially mutton - but will very greatly Improve the flavor...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 8 May 1914
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John Obeyed. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 8 May 1914
John Obeyed. Just prior to the balloon ascent, which formed one ot the chief events at a Dig gala and flower show, a deter mined little woman elbowed her way through the crowd towards the car, and began to make a scene. Her hus-' band had arranged for an aerial trip, and had already taken his set. He hd, however, reckoned without his wife. "My dear good lady," said the aero naut, soothingly, "your husband is quite safe in my hands. I'm no nov ice, you know. I own quite a number of balloons!" "I'm not talking about balloons!" snapped the lady decidedly, "I'm talk ing about husbands. He's the only one 1 have, and he's not going up in that thing.! Come out, John!" And John came out. "There is nothing more uncertain than a horserace," exclaimed the man with a tendency to talk loud. And the melancholy friend remark ed "You never worked in a meteorologi cal office, did you?"
Then She Rested Hers. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 8 May 1914
Then She Rested Hers. "It says hero: 'One of the idols most revered by the Koreans Is the I figure of a woman, seated resting her | chin in her hand,' " said Mrs. Chatter ley, reading from the newspaper. "Which proves that the Koreans are about the wisest nation on earth," suggested her husband. "How's that, Joshua?" "Well." said Mr. Chaiterley, with distinct and deliberate emphasis, "simply because they make a deity of a woman who has sense enough to give her chin a rest!"
The Economist. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 8 May 1914
The Economist. Some people seem to think that, to| get rich, one must economise like. Blanco. , . j Blanco's faithful old dog had turned: sickly and savage, and so Blanco said' to his wife, on arriving home from; business on Saturday evening: "I'll shoot Towser to-morrow morn-' ing 'before church." . ' Blanco paused, then added, stern-i ly: "So remember, please, that he won't need any breakfast."
A Wicked Defence. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 8 May 1914
A Wicked Defence. A college poet wrote an ode where in he declared that The mesage came" to the waiting land, The winds of heaven carried the word; And vale and mountain and lonely strand Rejoicing listened and, jubilant, heard. But a class critic said to. the col lege poet: "How can land hear, crazy? "Easy enough," was the reply. "Hasn't It got frontiers?"
A BOTANICAL CURIOSITY. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 8 May 1914
A BOTANICAL CURI08ITY. It is time we should learn more about that wonderful Invention oi Damo Nature known as the Venue fly-trap, which, in the United States, i finds its home mainly in tho swamps near Wilmington, North Carolina. A ; spoclmen transplanted into moss and | rich earth will thrive in tho house if kept very moist, and it makeB the beBt kind of fly-trap, for it is always ' on duty and looks after itBclf. Aa the older traps lose their vitality fresh shoots appear and new traps are de i veloped. The Venus fly-trap is regarded as cne of tho greatest wonders of the plant world, for it seems to exercise a discrimination of taste that is more than human. It is provided with three delicate hair-triggers, and it exudeB a sort of honey-dew that attracts the flies. Woe to the fly, however, that touches one of the triggers, for, quick as a flash, the two heavy leaves of tho trap close upon the victim and crush it, much the same as an ordinary steel trap acts. There la~~no escape for...
The Reason. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 8 May 1914
The Reason. A little girl of seven or eight years stood one day before a closed gate. A gentleman passed slowly. The little girl turned and said to him: "Will you please open this gate for me?" The gentleman did so. Then he said kindly: "Why, my child, couldn't you open the gate for yourself?" i "Because," Bald the little girl, "the paint's not dry yet."
Victoria's Unknown Lands. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 12 May 1914
Victoria's Unknown Lands. "Amonst these," writes a correspon dent, "aro the Dargo High Plains, and the Uogong High Plains, in North. Eastern Uippsland. Having had occasion to travel many tinica over both of these plains, and being interested in gold mining and cattle, I can give an opinion as to the grazing capabilities for sheep, cattle and horses, also tho probability that at no distant date ono of the best gold fields in Victoria will bo opened on or near the Dargo High Plains. The Dargo High Plains aro of banaltic formation, and are about 34 miles in a southerly direction from Bright. "Tho plains are about -140 feet above sea level, and are covered with snow in severe winters from the middle of June till tho middle of September, but in mild winters cattle and horses can be seen all over the plains grazing. For grazing purposes the surrounding country, on which there is no snow in winter for many miles around, is equally as good as the plains, winter or summer, thero being compar...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 12 May 1914
THE Victoria Insurance COMPANY LIMITED M.IBKIT STBMT, flffsLI)OU*K«. Chairman ... Hon. Edward Miller F IR E. MARINE Accident, Workmen's Compensation, Live Stock, and. Guarantee Insurance BUSINESS CONDUCTED. JAMES J. HAVERTY, Secretary AgeolB for District EOBtNS & PAY WE. The corner Store, :CLUNES. E.3 A." LUFF i(bATU LUFF BROS.;,' [.General Grocer, Wine &lt;fe,i,Spirit Merchant. BIO ASSORTMENT OF GLASS WARE A.ND (CROCKERY. Medium Tumblers, Ik ilio half dozen ; usuultprice, 4d each. PATENT ROLLER FLOUR MILLS, TALBOT, BEST ROLLER iFLOUB, POLLABD and BRAN At Lowest Bates. GROCERIES-First-class Quality, WINES & SPIBIT-S-Leading Brands. BBIGHTtPORTiWINE-Is per bottle. SPARKLING- ALE-6a |dozen; Tinware, Ironmongery. GROCERIES! B4 U BY UR GOODS lELBEWHERE Have a look into the BALL OF COM MERCE, and inspect the good aud varied .isortment, suitable for this season of the YEAR, and ascertain prices and quality of goods. We do not say we are selling under Cost Price. OU...
SPORTING NOTES. COURSING. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 12 May 1914
SPORTING NOTES. (BY "PAKEHA.") COURSING. The Maryborough nlub opened the season on Wednesday and Thursday last and had a successful meeting; the only drawback being the ground ?was on the hard side, which caused a number o£ withdrawals, and some dogs were injured. The Class Stakes was won by Mr Eagen's Estor, who ran in gi'eat form; showing speed and cleverness j she was in charge of Mr \V. Schultz. Her kennel companion, Eventide, got away with her rug on. which was hard luck, as she was in good form, and I think would have run into the final. Mr G. Eraser's Federal Senator made his debut in the Trial Stakes, and won two courses brilliantly. His owner then wisely withdrew him, as it was too risky to continue on, owing to the hard going. This puppy was bvu&lt;l by MilA. .Oliicko, and is by Sena tor-Goldrush.' Previous to Mary-' borough, he had only seen one hare. He showed a remarkable turn of speed, and good work witli it. In this puppy I think Mr Fraser has a " clinker." He...
CONSTIPATION OVERCOME BY DR MORSE'S INDIAN ROOT PILLS. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 12 May 1914
CONSTIPATION OVERCOME BY DR MORSE'S INDIAN llOOT PILLS.. "I was troubled with tlmfc complaint, Constipation," writes Mrs Isabella Taylor, of Ebden-street, East'Ballarat, Vic., "which proved the bane ot my existence, and not unlike ui.iny other folks, tried several restoratives in vain-at least, that proved my experi ence after trying them. I' received no permanent relief until'I had taken a few doses of Dr.Morse's Indian lloot Pills, when to my great satisfaction and surprise I. became suddenly well ?again, and I have no hesitation in writing Indian Root Pills are a perfect medicine for genuine relief to all sufferers afflicted as I was. I re commend them to my friends every where and have no objection to your using this testimony."