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BELGIUM'S PROGRESS IN THE ARTS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
BELGIUM'S PROGRESS IN THE ARTS. "All the world went to Belgium in • 1910," writes.William Elliot Griffis in j his "Belgium, the Land of Art." The i occasion was the celebration of the eightieth year of Belgian freedom. The nations were* invited to an internation al exhibition in art and industry, and most of the governments of the clvi- j lised world responded with exhibits. "To the thoughtful student the page ant of history outrivalled all attempts at visible reproduction to the eye, how ever impressive. Since 1830 the popu lation had doubled and the volume of trade increased eighteenfold. Bel gium's commerce in proportion to the numbers of her people was double that of France or Germany, seven times that of Italy, twelve times that of Russia, four times that of the Unit ed States, and exceeded that of Great Britain." The writer continues: Within that same period of time new seaports, such as Zeeb'rugge, had been created, and Antwerp had become one of the greatest ports of entry in...
A POLITE PEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
A POLITE PEOPLE. The Chinese philosopher Confu cius once wrote, "If you do not learn the rules of propriety, your charac ter cannot be established." Doctor Dougald Christie points out, however, in his book, "Thirty Years in Mouk den," that the "rules of propriety," according to Chinese ideas, are often diametrically opposed to the customs of the West. The European gentle man, even of polished manners, seems a mere boor to the Chinaman, and offends at every turn against the strict etiquette that in its main points Is observed by the lowest collie: — "Wherever lie goes the foreigner helps to confirm this opinion of him. He is travelling in the interior, it niay be on horseback, and he rides through the quiet country hamlets ns he would at home, at a rapid pace. As he passes a group of men he calls out, 'Wliich is the way to X?' "He probably gets no reply, and rides on, thinking what unmannerly louts these Chinese yokels are. "A rough uneducated countryman is the next traveller. He pul...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
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His Nose Was Deceptive. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
His Nose Was Deceptive. One of George Robey's stories is about a man who returned to his home after many years' absence. The poor fellow had suffered a good deal from indigestion, which had had the unplea sant effect of turning his nose very red. Consequently, when he called at the vicarage tcr pay his respects to the spiritual guide of his youth, the old parson loked at him and remarked: "I'm very much afraid, Brown, that while vou'vo been away you've be come a hard drinker." "You mustn't judge by appearances, sir," remarked Brown in a more-in sorrow-than-in-anger tone of voice. "I don't drink two glasses of beer a week." "In that case, Brown." said the par son, "I should say your face is like my gas meter—-it registers much more than it consumes."
DODGING THE DOCTOR. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
DODGING THE DOCTOR. Men burning with zeal to serve their country in her hour of need sometimes resort to amusing and in genious ways of hiding from the hard-worked medical officer their physical defects. An Irishman, during the Boer War, used to tell of the way he de luded an easy-going medico into thinking that he had the complete use of both his eves when, in point of fact, only one was any good at all. The doctor, he said, made him stand a certain distance away from a board, and told him to count the spots on it, first with one eye and then with the other. He was ordered to cover up his right eye—the blind one—first with one hand; this he did ■with his left hand, and, of course, counted the spots correctly. When he was told to cover up the other eye, he merely put his other hand over the same useless optic and read the 6pots again. The other day a man failed to en ter Kitchener's Army owing to the fact that he was a fraction of an inch under the required height. He went straight ...
THE HOUSEHOLD. SELECTED RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
THE HOUSEHOLD. SELECTED RECIPES. Egg Mould.—Beat the yolks of two eggs until they are light and frothy. Bring a pint of milk nearly to boiling point, and pour it over the beaten yolks. Stir the mixture well and add 3 oz. gelatine. Return the mixture to saucepan, and allow the milk to thicken, stirring all the time. The custard must on no account be allow ed to boil. When it is quite thick remove the pan from the fire and sweeten and flavor to taste. Allow the mixture to get quite cold, then whip the whites of the eggs to a very stiff froth and stir them into the cus tard. Pour the mixture into a wetted mould and allow it to set. Plain Gingerbread Cake.—Two lb. flour, li lb. butter or best lard, 1% lb. treacle, ground ginger to taste, a des sertspoonful of carbonate of soda, and half pint boiling water. Mix the gin ger in the flour, then nib in the but ter, add the treacle, put the carbonate of soda in a separate basin, and pour on the boiliu'j water, then mix with the other ingredie...
POULTRY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
POULTRY NOTES. A little sun-flower seed occasionally will help gloss the plumage. The most profitable hens as a rule are not the stylish ones. Filthy houses are doubly dangerous during hot weather. The male bird is half the breeding pen. It pays to get the best when you buy. When a poultry-keeper fails to make a success it is generally be cause he is too lazy or indifferent to keep the poultry-houses clean. In selecting breeders for the com ing season, pick out the large, well developed females that have been good layers, and mate them with a vigorous, healthy male. It is a mistake to try to keep too many liens for the room you have. Better drop off a lot of them and give the rest a ,chance. You will do bet ter, and so will the hens. In building the house do not have the roosts too high. A foot or two is high enough. There is danger of tne fowls injuring themselves flying down from a high roost, especially the heavier birds. Old hens commence laying lnte and leave off early. Old hen...
WAR AND THE WOMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
WAR AND THE WOMAN. The soldiers are away to war, the sailors to the sea, Anil we are proud of them and sure, as %ve have cause to be; But beneath the pennons waving and the clamor of the start Are the weeping and the craving of the woman's breaking heart. We would not hold them if we could; we glory iu their cause, They go to war as soldiers should, amid our brave applause; But beneath the din of leaving and the triumph of the start Is the desolated grieving of the ■wo man's breaking heart. A time looms dim before us when our men return from war, From the bugles' broken chorus and the cruisers by the shore; To most, reunion spelling joy that drowns the early smart. Cut—the tears will still be welling in some woman's broken heart. —Agnes M. Miall.
THE WHITE FLAG. Its Significance in War. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
THE WHITE FLAG. Its Significance in War. To a great many people ths mere mention of a white flag in war at once suggests some connection with one of those unpleasant episodes which, in South Africa, came to be dignified with the title of "regret table incidents." But it is important that it should be more generally known that a white Hag in International Law pos sesses a significance quite different in character. For an officer or soldier to display a white flag or other token of sur render in the presence of the en emy is a disgrace equivalent to showing the white feather; and the King's regulations make it unmis takably clear that the offender will be tried by general court-martial. The surrender, by an officer charged with its defence, of any gar rison, post, guard, or position, whether fortified or not, which even a detachment may be ordered to hold, can only be justified by the ut most necessity. Unless this necessity be clearly shown, the surrender becomes an act of shame and ...
THE IDEAL WOMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
THE IDEAL WOMAN. The ideal woman retains youth with all Its inspirations, buoyancy and hope. She believes in the goodness of hu manity and she has great abundance of forgiveness for wrong. She has learned the dignity of si lence and the value of expressions of goodwill and sympathy. She is a friend to lier friends and a silent witness to the flings of her enemies. Sho finds the world beautiful; she is not a whiner; she is not an egotist. She brings loveliness and goodness to herself by recognising virtues In others. If there were ever a time when women need character it is now. They need the self-governed mind to protect themselves and to provide for themselves a living. For a silly young woman there is but one way of maintenance, and that is matrimony. For the woman who is well equipped mentally there is every ambition, and she is able to earn her own living until such time as the right man, the honorable man, appears. 'The more paths that are open to women the less chances of taki...
In Comparison. Sam was reading the paper, when suddenly he snorted and addressed Mrs. Sam:— [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
In Comparison. Sam was reading the paper, when suddenly ho snorted and addressed Mrs. Sam: — "What tomfoolery, Maria! It say? licro that some idiot has actually paid a thousand guineas for a dog!" "Well, my doar, those well-bred dogs are worth a lot of money, you know," answered his wife. . "Yes, of course, I know that! But I a thousand guineas! Why, it's a good ' deal more than I am worth myself!" | "Ah, yes, Sam! Bui;, then, some I dogs are worth more than others, you I
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
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THE POULTRY YARD. POULTRY CRANKS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
THE POULTRY YARD. POULTRY CRANKS. A poultry crank is a man who has a special liking for one kind of fowl. We owe a great deal to poultry cranks. They are the men who have improved the different "breeds up to a point that makes poultry raising pro fitable. It would be difficult for any one to make money out of a mongrel Dock such as we were accustomed to seeing thirty or forty years ago. Cranks are the men who have bred up to the 200-egg hen. Cranks are the men who have spent their time and money building all sorts and fashions of poultry houses, until the different theories have been thoroughly worked out and the fallacies exploded. It may be that cranks have leaned a little too hard in faddy directions at times; for instance, in the color of feathers. But plumage is improved by a close study of feathers. When a man stud ies the color of feathers he soon be gins to find out what makes feathers. He learns that feathers don't make the bird; it is the bird that makes the feathers; and ...
Slightly Removed. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
SliaHtly Removed. 41WJv»t has T.om Swnshpr pv#*r donp *n pnf.itlo him to loaf and put on njrc'7" "Vntliln* on his own account." r^ nlforl Farmor Onrn^^el. "As ^r T onn mnke out. it's nnro=trv that nipi.-os T^ni ldnd o' hnti'rhfv." &lt;4T-Tnq llP di'efineiUc^P(l Pn^Psfovs "N^t. ovnot1v on his own nrrrmnt. ^nt lie owns n nnn w^npo prnnd father took a prize at a clog show." Tn household affnirK. Forial rlntiop finiuicinl matters mnke a rule of "Wrin&lt;? nn as yon co on: in this wnv von will save yourself nn infinite •nnount of trouble and worry.