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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
. Ib one Troek between six VL-en tons ot rabbits we: a, 'tol Hiilievi.t Siplon PnW J. E. Philip Bricklayer and Stone Mason O^jSSlm^S^SS. Y t uoP«fc"P buildings with brkk pTefll'ta the S lurnuk .And syjroun^his . dist.iS1 Addrels~^..._;;.;-v:0 - J. K. iPUILL^Pi5t mPO Shir? ?\otic"fc5' sure Ot K^wree BARBED wire ON FENCES . eiveu tha-t tiie use N°Tfl(SrbedWire oa any; once or 1> of baroeu a&rrirg any **""2% Swn tba tc* whips of street or ;°ad k- Harrow, Goroke, ^ Wombelano, and wthra a ando, nne mile from the boundar distance °/°!ffttber such wire is now in les thereof- wb hibited, unless the Positl°? nf the Council is obtained for consent of to Appiications for per*. rmd the position o£ the ire on lenw shire 3ecr,tary July 23, SHire ot Kowree. MOTlOiXOCTCWSTS. "F- w0bv giww that the-riding. TV0', fr ies oV fo^aths m the i^1 A-ps»ey» Ede n o, Toweb^-P® s. 1S prohibited. Any SLg °»be prose -^ NOTICE TO DKOVVRS. NOT,f iWJK strUCtions acro« gtricfcly f bidden doing so will be ...
THE DAIRY A GENUINE GET-RICH-QUICK PROPOSITION. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
THE DAIRY A GENUINE GET-RICH-QUICK PROPOSITION. Superintendent Malcolm H. Gard ner, of the Holstein-Friesiau Advan ced Registry of America, lias a fac ulty of saying things in a striking and unique way. Here is what he has to say regarding the disposition of pure-bred sires and the value *6f cow-testing associations Not one pure blood ball out of ten that is born is needed for use in purebred herds. Sale for the other nine must be found for grading up, or they must be either vealed or raised as beef steers. Breeders of Hoi steins are vitalij interested in arous ing the interest of farmer-dairymen in the betterment of their herds, and there is no present better way to ac- / complish this than by the organisa tion of testing associations. Under this pl?n an association is formed containing enough herds to give steady employment to a competent mf,n who remains one, day at each place, the cows owned by the mem bers of the association being asses sed pro rata to pay the wages of the man ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
. : * I Jf-1 rnl.liu f. Post Office Stores NATiMUK The Place for Good Values fi it m u p ill i Ml o o o o © ^S©## wwm§ Now Iii, and in all tlie latest Fashions All that is new in Ladies' and Gents' Coats, Suits Lrrbrellas, Rugs, f hirts, Neckwear, Snug U derwear Pyjamas, etc Also Groceries, Crockery, Ironmongery, etc Dairy Produce Bought. F, I RATCLIFFE & SONS. Post Office Stores NATIMUK. NATIMUK E. B.J li JL BAKERY Wishes to make known tliat lie has purchased the b ore business, and that having secured the'services of a first-class baner he is supplying only the best Bread, etc. Dances, Weddings, Picnics, Socials iT Football Matches, &c., Catsred. ior .reasonably. Splendid Assortment of Lollies ©n hand-r also Prnits^ in Season. Small Goods a Specialty I: PBOPE/IETO R a fit 14 i: SS Promptly that tlie minimum of ^ 1 _ occiars in the Afield. _ s ; Yes, our Prices are Reasonable I have secondhand Implements for sale THE ECLIPSE II¥iPLEI¥l?NT WORKS, GO^GKE. C- 1^'DOlsr^...
Mutual Improvement [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
Mutual Improvement The arrangements for last Monday ui^ht's rn.eefc.ng of the Natimnk M.I.M.I A, were placed in the hands of the Ladies' Committee and their efforts were not unrewarded. Corns petitions .were held early in the even ing and the winner tnrned out in the person, of Mr "V"'Brown, who was then presented with a handsome silver serviette ring with silver Austroliau emblems surmounted thereon. While the cards were bsing examined the following items were given with pleasing effect-Piaio duet, Miss L and Master Boy Buker ; recitation, The Old Student, Miss A Boyd ; song Master B. Barker Dancing was then commerced Th« waltzing compete tion enteied for by a number of con pies, a-iid the judging was by public ballot, - Mr Brown and Miss Grrohs were the successful entrants The neat prize was a gold pin with hanging bell A very nice supper was provided by the ladies, and to the strains of the good music sup plied by the Misses Boyd and Cam eron dancing was continued until T2.30 Mr ...
Natimuk A and P Society [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
jNatimuk A and P Society, A/meeting of t.he Natimuk . A and P Society was held in .the Mechanics' Hall. Nstiaiak, last Thnradaj after noon week, when there was an . at tendance of 10 members, Ron tine business dealt with. The Pres'dcnt said that Mr R H Jory had donated another £5 to the new show ground. Correspondence was received from Mr Briggs to say that he would; be present at the next show with tnei'ry goVTCund and side show The foUowiHg aocounts were passed for paymentR. Jory. 100 guirs, £216/9 ; Mechanics' Institute, £16/ II/ ; and T Banner, for planting, mulching and watering gums, &lt;£4/10/ The President said the last amount was a large, one, but the - 'trees', had to be planted at once. A question had been asked at last meeting as to what the profits weie on last year's show Thoy were'£39 to the good Air Fenton said that if all amounts came, in they would have about £50 In legard to watering trees, after some .liscussion it was resolved tha,t the secretary arrange...
Golf Notes. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
. ! . . : Golf Notes. U ladies'handicap. for a trophy presented hy Mr. D. Melntyre over a course of 12 holes was played on the Natimuk links on Wednesday, when 16 players took otit.carcls; of whom II completed the course->-Mrs J Sndholz, who.played well, ?won with the good score of 83, handicap 20-63. Appended are the scores Mrs Sndbolz ... S3 ' 20 63 Miss T Pfennig 88 28 68. Miss Grohs ... 84 14 70 Miss Larra'd SS" "^lS' "70" Miss Tolner ... S2 S 74s Miss E. Schmidt; S9 " 12 77 Mrs Knight ... 9L 11 80" Mrs Beard ... 94 5 89 Miss Forth ... 92 S - 84 Miss D. Boyd ... 109 15 94 Mrs Rowley and Misses S Schmidt, V Schnrmann and Whelan did not complete their rounds The competition for the June medal was concluded on Tuesday last, and resulted in a win for C Kiefel. The competition was keenly contested, and 16 players completed the full rounds. H Sloss was second, only two strokes separating him from the winner. Appended are the scores : C Kiefel ... . 202 48 254 H Sloss ... 341 75 256...
Wannon's Late Member. [TO THE EDITOR] [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
L lannon's Late Member. * [TO Tilt: KPlTOIt] Slit-Will you aliow me space fcy" bring a ma tier uuder the notice of many of your readei s Some little time after the defea of Mr J K McDongJK a 11 o emetit was started in the Apsley »nd Edenbope districts to, iu some way, mark tli3 apprec ation ot' the services rendered by our lato member fur Wannon whilst he was i.i Parliament I be lievo the suggestion made at some of tho P. L-C meetings was to get a photo enlargement of the late mem ber, and have it encircled with as mauy small photos of officers of P.L.O branches and of supporters as the enlargement would take. Tins idea seamed to have been favorably spoken of, bat there the matter ended. As time is goiug fast why put the mattei off any longer 1 f the proposed idea could be carried out why not act at once and make ttie presentation to Mr MeDougall as early as possible at uome convenient time and place No doubt the token woe to he of g usiderable help to Mr MeDougall iu his coming con...
CHAPTER V. HOW THE BULL UPSET JOSH HETHERINGTON'S PLANS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
CHAPTER V. HOW THE BULL UPSET JOSH HETHERINGTON'S PLANS. It was a beautiful May morning i the first of the month, but every thing was unusually forward for the time of the year-the trees in Wynth shay Park were beginning to burst into leaf. Twenty - years had elapsed since Joshua Hetherington wooed Sabina Ossington. The trees that had been saplings then were now full grown ; "the old house had changed little, save, that the ivy which then covered it had grown thicker ; the garden look ed much the same as it had done when the stranger fronf over the i seas took possession. But there was ? a change in the master of the house | as he stood looking out of the win- j dow, as he had done so long ago, j over the gardens and the park. I Twenty years ago Josh had black hair ; now it was iron-grey. His fea tures had become more hawk-like ; his face, which had never worn a par ticularly pleasant expression, was now harsh and forbidding ; moreover, there was a crafty expression in his. eyes whi...
PART 3. CHAPTER IV.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
PART 3. - CHAPTER IV.-(Continued.) "I am sorry Aunt Mary is out," she said, saying the very thing she ought not to have said, as it gave him an opening to speak on the sub ject she wished to avoid. "I am glad Mrs. Jermain is out, - as I have something I wish to say to you," replied Josh, as he seated him self near her, looking at the refined but sad face, and from her his eyes wandered to the lovely old garden and beyond it to the well-wooded park. Then before his mind's eye there rose a vision of a rustic bench at one side of a field-path, and a girl shabbily dressed, who listened with blushing face, but the light of joy on it, to his words of love. That had been his first wooing, very different from this ; then he roused himself. It seemed to him there had been a long pause, but in reality it had not oc cupied more than a minute for that picture to stamp itself on his mind. "I daresay your father told you that I had asked his permission to make you an offer of marriage," he said, ...
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) THE MESHES OF FATE. OR THE CURSE OF THE BLUE DIAMONDS. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
(ALi, RIGHTS RESERTEB.) MESHYSTIoTPATE. _ o R, - THE CURSE DF THE BLUE DIA^OSJiS. 1 By Hedley Richards, Author of "Thf Mine Master's Heir," "Time, the Avenger," etc., etc. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. The story opens in Australia, where Joshua Wedmore, an unsuccessful miner, is tramping along in search of fresh fields. Entering, a hut he dis covers a man on a rude bed, ill with the fever. Whilst administering to the sufferer Wedmore notices a small bag and a loaded revolver under the pil low. On examination the bag proves to contain blue diamonds of enor mous value. These he appropriates, as he considers the - fever-stricken one has only a few hours to live. Wed more goes on his way, finally reach ing1 Melbourne, where he books a Pas sage for England in the Fairy Queen. The vessel is wrecked, Wedmore and an elderly man named Rupert Heth erington, of Wynthshay. Hall, being the only survivors. After many days of suffering and exposure they are eventually rescued and placed on board the...
A GOOD TWO MILES. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
A G'OOD TWO MILES. After a hard day's work at the manoeuvres, a battalion of Terri I torials were marching wearily along a seemingly interminable country road, , when they met a man on horseback. "I say," said the officer in com mand, "how far is it to the next town ?" "About two miles," was the re ply For another hour the soldiers tramped, and they met another stranger. "How far is it to the next^to^rta?" ho was asked. "A good two miles, I should say," was the reply. Another hour passed, and then an other horseman was encountered. "How far ?" he repeated, in an swer to the same question ; "oh, not far, only about two miles." "Well," sighed the optimistic offi cer, "thank goodness, we are hold ing our own, anyhow."
NOTHING SERIOUS. A BURNING QUESTION SOLVED. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
NOTHING SERIOUS. $ A BURNING QUESTION SOLVED. A clergyman of a certain village was one Sunday questioning his scholars. He asked them quite a few questions which they answered very well. After he had finished he asked the scholars if anyone would care to ask him a question or two. There was silence for a time, then a little boy got up and asked the following question : "Why was Adam never abby ?" The clergyman was rather non plussed, and did not know what an swer to give the boy. All at once a little boy in the corner got up and said : "Please, sir, I'll tell him." "Go on, then," said the clergy man, encouringly ; "you tell him." "Please, sir, it was because there was no one to nuss him," came the triumphant answer.
Weather Made to Order. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
Weather SVlade to Order. Is it possible to make weather to order ? In the opinion of that emi nent scientist, Sir Oliver Lodge, it is by no means beyond the powers of man, and he advances the sug gestion that exploration of the up per regions would result in dis coveries which would enable us to control the weatner. The latter, he contends, is merely a matter of electrical conditions, and tho ingredients necessary for fine weather are an upper atmosphere charged with positive electricity and a negative charge upon tho earth's surface. Much, he says, could be done by placing a copper rod round the earth parallel to the Equator and discharging millions of amperes (units) from this rod. Sir Oliver Lodgo points out that we have spent millions on building rail ways, and why not invest capital in controlling the weather by this means ? Meantime, while we are thinking about the copper rod, much might be done by electricians. Sir Oliver Lodge suggrsts that they should as cend a high mountai...
WONDERFUL WOODCRAFT. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
WON PER FU.L WOODCRAFT. The discussion nil arose because a tree, in happy innocence, happened to be growing near to the camping ground of the 1st Mudshire Engi neers. Sapper Smith was convinced that the tree in question was an oak. Sapper Brown was equally sure that it was a birch. And at that the matter rested. There appeared to be no means of settling the dispute, when suddenly La nee-Corporal Iiobinson hove in sight, and was called upon to arbi trate. With martial gait, Robinson strode ; up to the tree, examined it criti I cally, tapped it with his cano, smelled it ; then, after a long and. thoughtful silence, delivered his j verdict. | "It's a wooden one, all right !" quoth he. Some women marry for money, some for love, and some for a home. It is not known why men marry. 1935.
A NOBLE FIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
A NOBLE FIGHT. Two gentlemen, costers by profes sion, were passing a wet afternoon in the British Museum. In the course of their travels they happened 011 one of those dilapidat ed statues that certain people gapo at and pretend to find beautiful. It was, for some obscure reason, called "Victory," though a better title would have been "Chipped Oft the Old Block." "Crumbs !" said Bill. "Look-at this 'ere. 'Arry ! Ain't 'alf 'ad a time of it, 'e ain't !" 'Arry looked. At last an expres sion of regret spread over his fea tures. "Bill," he murmured, "I'd give sumfink to seo the bloke wot lost that fight. !"
CHEERING. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
CHEERING. The wealthy Englishman had bought an estate without having seen it. He believed that he could trust the man he bought " it from, and a month or two after he went over to have a look at the place. The drive from the nearest rail way station to the newly-acquired property was a matter oi twelve miles. The Englishman hired a Highlander to drive him.- As the cart jogged along, the stranger said : "I suppose you know the country hereabouts pretty well, friend ?" "Ay, every foot o't," the Scot an swered. "And do you know the Glen Ac cra ?" "Ay, weel," was the reply, "What sort of a place is it ?". The Scot smiled grimly. "Aweel," he said, "if ye saw the ae'il tethered on it,; ye'd juist say, 'Poor brute !' -*1
THE POWER OF HABIT. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
THE POWER OF HABIT. The young man took a piece of paper and a pencil from his poc ket, and laid the paper on his knee. "I will have something important" to say to you in a minute. Miss Jones," he said. Then he read over carefully what was written on the paper, and crossed out a word. "Superfluous," he said, half-., to himself. He went over it again, and crossed out another word. "It's just as strong without that," he muttered. "We are all too prone to use adjectives and adverbs, any way." He picked up the paper, and seem ed about to begin to read from it, but suddenly stopped. "That whole sentence might as well come out," he said. " The meaning is perfectly clear without it. Conciseness is really the cry ing need of the hour." Then, turn ing to the girl, he said, "Be mine !" Thus we see the power of habit. He was a sub-editor.
IN OTHER LANDS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
A kite lifted a boy aloft at the military parade ground at Rouchin, near Lille, recently. lixperiir.ents were being made with the kite, when the anchor-rope broke, and the boy, who was standing near, seized the end of the cord as the kite rose in the air, in an attempt to hold it down. As the kite lifted him off his feet, he seemed powerless to re lease his hold, and was carried aloft while his mother, who was present, shrieked and implored the inventor to save her son. The kite rose quickly to a height of about fifty feet, with the boy dangling at the end of the cord and screaming for help. Then suddenly it dipped, and when it was at a height of about twenty feet the boy let go. He crashed heavily to the ground, and was picked up suffering from severe internal injuries. Experimental tests have been made this fall in Chicago of a semaphore signal for the control of street traffic at the crossings. The semaphore is broadly similar to those used in railroad service. It is ope rated by...
Trams on Holy Ground. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
Trams on Holy Ground. The statement that Jerusalein and its vicinity are to be modernised by the laying do\tfn of an electric lighting plant and the construction of a water supply _ from WadyForah, and a tramway between the city and Bethlehem, causes little dis quiet in quarters where any vandalism in Jerusalem would be resented most keenly. " Really, I think the tramway to Bethlehem will be quite a good thing," says a prominent member of the Palestine Exploration Fund Committee. "It will be well outside the city walls, and there is nothing of interest that needs to be jealously preserved on the four or five miles of country road between Jerusalem and Beth lehem. For the electric light, pro ject, too, there is much to be said, and the water supply is certainly ur gently needed." Up to the pre sent, Jerusalem, so far as the city within the old walls is concerned, ?lias suffered singularly little from its contact with ' twentieth-century civilisation. The railway terminus is well outs...
An Oft-Told Tale. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
An Oft-Told Tale. K Y The tale of the loss of the Birken head has often been related, but can never be too often told. The troop transport left Simon's Bay on February 26, 1852, bound for Port Elizabeth. Seven hours after leaving Capetown she struck a rock, and twenty-five minutes later all that was visible was her masts, crowded with despairing survivors. Among the troops on board (drafts sent out to the Kaffir War, then raging), who gave a still unfor gotten example of calm discipline and unflinching courage under such terrible circumstances, were some of the Twelfth Lancers under Captain Bond-Sheldon, a veteran wlio still survives. Ordered to get the horses over board, the captain succeeded in do ing so, his own charger amorig the rest. Some swam landwards, some o\it to sea ; but most doubt less became the prey of the sharks, which, hovering around the doomed vessel, added a new terror to the situation. Then an effort was made to get out the boats, filled with women and children....