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Only Recently Abolished. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
fn _iij ?ijimiiiiw wmtirrmifBgaMMWBBiMwniBiiwiwiiiiiii^B Only Recently Abolished. Delaware has punished thieves, highwaymen, assailants of women, and pick-pocketa by pillory and whip ping-post since 1717, when the first court sentence to the pillory was recorded. Delaware having no penitentiary, punishments are indicted in coun ty gaols. In each of the county seat gaols at Wilmington, Dover, and Salisbury stood the last relics of the pillory in the United States. They have been used for punishing many forms of crime, principally wife-beating and petty thieving. In the Wilmington Gaol the pil lory was on a platform, erected above the whiping-post, malting a two-storey affair. There are aper tures for two prisoners, so that they may keep company in their misery. It has been named "Susan." Sentences have been imposed fre quently requiring both pillory and whipping. In such cases the pri soner was made to stand one hour with neck and hands held fast in the vice, and then taken out for t...
A RISING CARD TRICK. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
A RISING CARD TRICK. A rising card trick can be accom ' plished with very little skill by us ing the simple device illustrated. The only things needed are four ordinary playing cards and a short rubber band. Pass one end of the | rubber band through one card and the other end through the other card, as shown in the illustration, drawing the cards close together and fastening the ends by putting a pin through them. The remain ing two cards are pasted to the ; first two so as to conceul the pins and ends of the rubber band. Card Slips from the Pack Put the cards with the rubber band in a pack of cards ; take any other card from the pack and show it to the audience in such a way that you do not see and know the card shown. Return the card to the pack, but be sure and place it between the cards tied together with the rubber band. Grasp the pack between your thumb and finger tightly at first, aud by gradually loosening your hold the card pre viously shown to the audience will slowly rise...
Old-Time Magic. CHANGING A BUTTON INTO A COIN. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
-II. ???».* . ,MI I . .1 II.. ? CHANGING A BUTTON INTO COIN. Place a button in the palm of the > left hand, then place a coin be tween the second and third fingers of the right hand. Keep the right hand faced down and the left hand faced up, so as to conceal the coin Making the Change 5 and expose the button. With a ? quick motion bring the left hand under the right, stop quick and the button will go up the right-hand coat, sleeve. Press the hands to gether, allowing- the coin to drop into the lejft hand, then expose again or rub the hands a little before do ing so, saying that you are rub bing a button into a coin.
His Plan of Campaign. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
His Plan of Campaign. A sergeant in charge of a squad | of recruits was waiting in front of J the Dog1 nnd Gun public-house, ex pecting the arrival of the command ing officer. Getting rather impa tient, the worthy "non-com." resol ved to make himself more comfort able. Calling his men together, he told t-heni that he intended to occu py the time in teaching them "out post dutjr." "You three men," he said, pointing to a sturdy trio, "will go to one end of the street ; three more of you will march to the other ; the remaining force will guard the side streets nnd turnings. The captain is supposed to be the enemy. The Dog and Gun will represent the camp or fort. When you sight the enemy, raise an alarm, fall back to thu main body-that's myself-and, whatever you do, guard against a possible surprise." "Where be ye a-going, then, ser geant ?" one of the men ventured to ask. "Inside the fort, you blockhead, to look after the ammunition, of course !" bellowed the worthy in structor. Olive ...
Indian Heraldics. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
Indian Heraldics. -? Alert Bay, an old Indian village on Vancouver Island, Alaska, pos sesses the most complete collection of totem poles to be found any where on the Pacific coast. They represent the family lieral dics of the Siwash or Coast In dians, and every house has its own totem pole, consisting of figures of birds and animals and other monstrosities rudely carved in wood and quaintly coloured. The top figure represents the crest of the owner of the house, the one beneath it that of his wife, and the re maining ones those of his wife's relatives. As a rule, there are only three or four figures carved on a totem, and only the totems of the greatest chiefs have six figures car ved on them. This custom seems to have origi nated in the transmigratory idea of the souls of men passing into the forms of birds and animals, and is interesting as showing that the In dians had some faint idea of a supernatural power.
A Dovetail Joint Puzzle. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
A Dovetail Joint Puzzle. -t A simple but very ingenious example in joinery is illustrated. In the finished piece, Fig. 1, the dovetail appears, on each side of the square stick of wood, the. illus tration, of course, shows only two sides, the other two are identical. The joint is separable and each part is solid and of one piece. In mak ing, take two pieces of wood, pre ferably of contrasting colours, such as cherry and walnut or mahogany and boxwood, about l£in. square and of any length desired. Cut the dovetail on one end of each stick as shown in Fig. 2, drive to gether and then piano off the trian gular corners marked A. The end of each piece after the dovetails are cut appear as shown in Fig. 3, the lines marking the path of the dovetail through the stick.
TOY FILMS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 July 1914
TOY FILMS. A - y Perhaps you have been puzzled over the making of those mechanical toy pictures, showing dolls, Teddy bears, and toy cats apparently alive and- doing all manner of re markable things ! Such films require infinite pa tience and plenty of time to manu facture. The, dolls are arranged on a table and the camera faces them. The producer moves a doll's left foot forward and takes one photo graph of it, then advances its right foot and photographs the scene again, repeating this several times. The result is that the doll appears to be walking of its 0^11 accord. One mechanical toy film being shown at picture theatres depicts cavalry, infantry, artillery, and aero planes in a battle, and it took ten months of continuous work to complete. More than: 200,000 sepa rate changes of position were neces sary. FOR THE FUTURE. A film recording President Wil son's facial expression, including a broad smile, has been hermetically sealed and placed in the vaults of the New York Public U...
Cause of Earthquakes. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 July 1914
Cause of Earthquakes. The prevalent itlea that earth quakes are chiefly caused by vol canic eruptions or explosions is now held by scientists to be wrong. Professor Milne-one of our greatest authorities on the subject-says : " While admitting a few small earth quakes to be volcanic in their ori gin, we recognise the majority of these disturbances as the result of a sudden fracturing of the rocky crust under the influence of bending." Thi& bending is brought about by the gradual contraction of the earth, which is held to be the chief cause of mountain building. The Himalayas-the highest range of mountains in the world-are of comparatively recent geologic- for. rnatio^n, and the same forces which found' these tremeudous folds .are, nodoubt,-?? responsible for the re cent earthquake. Japan is a vcountry which 'is con tunualJy shaken .by earthquakes, and, although there are a large number of volcanoes in the country, they themselves are responsible for but a small proportion of ...
Courage Wanted There. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 July 1914
Courage Wanted There. $ Professor Joksom, though a man of profound erudition, was essen tially a sportsman, and, moreover, a great favourite among under graduates at tho University of Ox bridge. One evening: he gave a dinner party, to which he invited a number of his youthful friends. Afterwards, when the ball of reminiscence be gan to roll, he suddenly took down a magnificent sword which ? hung over the fireplace, and, bran-1 dishing it above his head, exclaim j ed : "Never shall I forget the day when for the first time I drew this trusty blade." The company immediately became alert, expecting one of the profes sor's thrilling, if somewhat, fanciful stories. Then asked an awed freshman : "And where did you draw it, sir ?" "Where did I draw it ?" said the professor. "Oh, in a raffle." The discussion between the two friends had become heated. "But any donkey can see that," remarked one of them. "That's where you have the advantage," was the other's polite rejoinder.
Won the Prize. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 July 1914
Won the Prize. A boy named Jimmy went to school, and his twin brother Jacky went to work. An inspector visit ing the school set three questions: "What is the weight of the moon ?" "What ia the depth of the sea?" and "What am I thinking about After telling his brother Jacky, it was 'decided that Jacky should go to school and Jimmy to work. After telling them that he would give the one who could answer the questions lialf-a-crown, he asked if anyone could give the answers. Jack (supposed to be Jimmy) put up his hand and said he could. "Well, my boy, what is the weight of the moon ?" "Four quarters, sir." "That's right, my lad ; and what is the depth of the sea ?" "A stone's throw." "That's right, my lad ; and what am I thinking about ?" "You are thinking I am Jimmy, and I'm Jacky." He got the half-crown.
Churchwarden Stories. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 July 1914
Churchwarden Stories. A warden when he goes to church must be prepared for anything. One never knows what to expect, but I certainly never could have "imag ined" what actually happened to me one Sunday. It is my habit to carry the plate to "the real swells'.' of our suburban congregation, and upon a certain momorablc day, a woman dressed in the height of fashion kept me waiting at the end of her row, while she first removed her glove off her right hand, with great deliberation : then fished her purse out of her pocket, extracted a shilling therefrom, gracefully put the coin in the plate, and then leisure ly helped herself t.o six-penn'orth of coppers as change ! Another experience with a female worshipper may be recalled. She came early one Sunday evening and lodged a complaint with me that she had lost her watch at the morning service. "Where were you sitting ?". "Close by the pulpit !" "Are you sure you lost the watch in the church?" "Oh, yes ! Quite sure. I remem ber unfastening ...
TIPPED A WINNER. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 July 1914
TIPPED A WliBER. A deeply religious and benevolent -tSfrl lady has had a rather startling experience. The other day her com I passion was aroused by a poorly clad and wretched-looking man whom she saw passing her house. Taking a half-sovereign from her purse she wrapped tho coin in a piece of paper, on which she wrote the exhortation, "Never say die." When the maid delivered the gift to the man he thanked her, looked up at the house, and walked away. Next day ho called and asked to see the mistress. The maid was a little dubious. "It's the poor man you gave the j half-sovereign to, ma'am, and he won't tell me what he wants." "Is he sober ?" asked the lady. "Yes, ma'am." "Then show him in." When the man entered the draw ing-room he promptly placed five pounds on the . table, remarking, "There you are, lady. It won right enough at nine to one, and you was the only person in the road what backed it."
TO KILL PENNYROYAL. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 July 1914
KILL PENNYROYAL. It is reported that a well-known Toko settler has introduced into his district an efficacious arid inexpen- i sive destroyer of penny-royal, a weed j which, on account of its rapid spread- j ing habit, and the impossibility j hitherto of eradicating it by grub- | bing, pulling or other known means, j has been a source of annoyance and loss to the settlers in many districts. The cure is Cooper's or Little's powder dip. The means of applica tion is simply to place, say, a third of a packet of the powder in a sugar bag, fasten the bag at the end of a light pole sis or eigrht feet in length and shake over the patches affected by the weed until the yellow tinge of the powder is discernible upon the leaves. A single packet will cover a very considerable area, and a boy can do the work. In about a week the plants are quite brown and with out life. 1936,
Golf Notes. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 July 1914
Golf Notes. Golf lias become verj. popular in Natimuk, t.he clnb having a member* ship of 60 financial members The first round for the July medal will be commenced on Wednesday, July lo! finishing on July 31. The conditions are the same as the June medal, over 3 rounds of IS holes. Sealed handicap and nomination sixpence. Cards for the .medal rounds can be obtained from the president (Mr Kiight) or the secres tf»ry (Mr Rowley) An interesting mixed foursome., handicap, over 12 holes, was played on Wednesday. No less than 40 members took out cards. Miss F Larrad and Mr Rowe, who won, winning with a netfc score of 48, Miss Whelan and Mr McLean had the best round off the stick, doing it in 72 The following are the scores. The figures in parenthesis indicate the handicaps and the extensions the nett scores. Added together the two sets of figures make the score off the stick : Miss F Larrad and F Rowe (30) 48 Miss L Schurmann, Bennett (30) 52 Jtliaa Wbolcrn, "W. Jii'Loon (^0) 59 Miss S. S...
SPEED UNDER SAIL. FAMOUS CLIPPER'S EXPLOITS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 July 1914
SPEED UNDER SAIL. FAMOUS CLIPPER'S EXPLOITS. U°TLof widras.t.C8t saiIin« ship Rcl ,)ar| 'hl> '"H-rigged 'Georce T) ' * ' 1 by beacon i« 1SS3 """ R~"Uml, Maino c" ,234 'CCt IO"E °T' w!J+ \, " K''s beam, and re gistered 2500 tons tt Wa, on fw , 1 ' Her toremast ^ ieet long-, mainmast 92 feet S2' Sh" »'»s an.l whlte oak frame, 3' handsomely finished, in board and outboard. saU«*JrUaryT.185* lhe Ked Jack6fc sailed from Liverpool. - There was great excitement over event on both sides .'of the ocean, for the Red Jacket was out or a record. At that time there as also being- built at Rockland the clipper Live Yankee, by Horace .fernam, flild this 1600-ton ship Jacket*11'10'' Sh°rtiy after the Red Uets were freely laid as to which ot these two clippers would make the fastest time across the Atlantic and fai heavier wages upon the abil ity of the Red Jacket to beat exist ing records were made. A RECORD VOYAGE. The best passage up to that time was 13 days and 19 hours, Kew ork to Liverpool,...
CHAPTER VII. A MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 July 1914
CHAPTER VII. A MEETING. Luncheon wis over, and Mr. Heth erington had retired to tb® library , he wanted to tbdnk over this strange thing that his daughter bad told him. i She had said that a woman named : Wcdmore was living at Mount Hsusc, ' and with her a daughter, whotn she called Meg. His child had been chris tened Margaret, and Meg was the ab breviation. WaB it possiblo that there bad been a mistake, and^ were : Joan and the child living ? If it *ras so, then SabiDa was not bis lawful wife ; she, the daughter of a aobla man, had been living with him while his real wife vras aliv«, asid Patricia was illegitlmato. It was too awful to bo true, and for once Josh thought mora of thorn ;than himself; but vary 8 oca be re membered that ho would bo liable (to bo punished for bigamy. It would ' be difficult to convince any oao that (he had really believed Joan was dead, and he cursed bis own foolish ness in not having tried to discover where she was buried and sea tbo certificate of ber ...
Football THEY SAY:— [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 July 1914
Football THEY SA.Y:-. Lowan and Natimuk tried conclnsi iona ouce again on Saturday last Najfimuk wou That it was a good exhibition of foctball That JNatimnk scored 6 goals 6 behinde in tlie first quarter That Natimuk had all their own way during that term That for the rest of the game thiogs were very mch different That Lowan more than held their own ? ?? .' v That,the Lowan boys are a team of "die-hards" That they can play an uphill &lt;;ame That Lo wan's "Tangle" is a hand j man That Tommy Heard is another and pretty to watch Tha'j Hector Hallam kicked a goal for Lowani which everyone was pleav Bed tojsee That the Natimuk boys played with system and used their lo ids That Charlie Bray was useful on the forward lines So was Jim Ratty That Billy Murphy is always at home with the Lowan chaps Th- t'the Qaantong b>ys are worth thoir places every time That "Curly,"' Jack, '* Tnmmy, " ' Jenks and Gcs were all at their be*t That the Natimuk ?haps all played ood football J That ...
KLEPTOMANIA. STEALING FROM THE BIG STORES. REMARKABLE CASES. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 July 1914
KLEPTOMANIA. f STEALING FROM THE BIG STORES. REMARKABLE CASES. Recent cases have called attention to the prevalence of the stealing from shoP counters which goes on among well-to-do and "respectable" people. It is one of the most per plexing problems with which the management of a shop, especially 0f the large store with many de partments, has to deal. What the financial value of the articles stolen amounts to in the course of the veRl. no large establishment can say with any certainty ; but each of these has on the average roughly about one case of detected theft a day. j^t Christinas, when the tempta tion and the apparent chances of immunity from detection are greater one shop has caught as many as 40 pilferers in a single day ; but what proportion those who are . caught bear to those who success fully get away with their plunder no one can approximately guess. Nor is there any limit to the curious forms in which the frailty mani 'fests itself. A certain well-known peeress had per...
PART 4. CHAPTER VI. HER NAME IS WEDMORE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 July 1914
PART 4. CHAPTER VI. HER NAME IS WEDMORE. "Did you know that another aunt has come to live with us to take poor Aunt Elizabeth's place?" Jack Carvill asked, as he and Patricia walked on. "No. Mother and I were so sorry to hear of your aunt's death. We should have called to tell your father how grieved we were, but we were away at the time," said Pat. "Your mother wrote a very kind letter. My father and I have mlased Aunt Elizabeth very much, but it is better now that my. other aunt and cousin is with us," Jack replied. "A cousin ! Is he grown up ?" Jack smiled. "My cousin is a girl. My aunt is my. mother's youngest sister ; she was left a widow when she was quite a girl. It is strange, but I had never seen her until she came to live with us. You see, my mother died when I .was a little lad, and Aunt Elizabeth, my father's sister, came to us. It wasn't until she died, and my father was wondering who would keep house for us, that he remembered my mother's sister. I think she had a pret...
NORADJUHA NOTES [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 July 1914
N0R4DJBH4 ROTES (From Oar;Own Correspondent) The annual meeting of the Norad juha branch of the A W.1ST.L was held on July 2, there being a ^roccl attendance. Al| the retiring office bearers were reflected, namely, president. Mrs W J Sinclair ; secres tary, Miss B L McDonald : treasurer, Miss7 Hammond vice presidents, Mesdames A E Walter and T Mofct. The forthcoming elections, both. Fed** eral and State were discussed/and a unanimous vote of confidence in the Federal member (Mr A S Rodgers, M.H ii) was carried Arbor Day was celebrated at the local State school on Friduy, June 26th. The children gave a varied progxamme of singing and recitations, which reflects much credit to their teachers, Mr and Mrs O'Donoghue. All the parents, as udtial, were pre sent, and the afternoon tta provided by them was much appreciated. Mr Sinclair moved a hearty vote of thank* to Mr and Mrs O'Donoghue for tho pleasant afternoon given, Mr O'Donoghue suitably responded Tn regard to the tree planting it wa...