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Wail Affairs [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
Wail Affairi Some gocfd shooting: was dine at practice at Wail recently us Hip ifolio\vii>£r scores 5-1 ow There wei e 10 shots at distances of ,:i00 and 6C0 ;yaroa with a possib'e .-(ore of 50 at &lt;each lauffr. -G Baker 45, 4-7- 92; Bi M;l)s, 45. 46- 91 ; W EHis (Vnpt) H A BP.i tli'il 40, 49- b9 . W D Ellis, SB!"i 40, 49 - 89 ; H H Barber, 4GJ -85 ; F Ellis, 40, 42-82, A H Rob* lerffon, 37, 44-81 The annual meeting of the Wail Ibranch of the People's Party was iheld on the 6th inst. The following officers were re.elected-Mr John 33.\vber as President and ilr H Bar l)ei' aa secretary. Messrs . Bland f.nd jNalder were created vice-presidents, ZVIr B Petchell was appeinted dele gate to Che annual convention, which .will be held ii the Independent Hall, . Collins St.. Melbourne, on the morns aDgs of 23rd and 24th September A meeting of the Progress Associa iion was held on the same day, Mr 3Sf alder in the chair. It was resol ved on the motion of Messrs John and H 3Bjrber ...
A BONUS EARNED. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
A BONUS EARNED. People at sea bet on all sorts of. j contingencies. An emigrant ship from 'England was recently approaching ! the Australian coast, and an inter esting event was expected at any moment in the married people's quarters. Considerable speculation and excitement was developed over the question whether the happy event would take place within or without the three-mile limit. A great cheer went up when it was announced that the little stranger was legally an Australian, and hnd | earned the £.'> baby bonus of the | Commonwealth. A minute or two j earlier the child would have, been a j native of Stepney. London, to whie' ' parish children bom at sea belong. "Daily Chronicle."
Wimmera Show Dates [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
Wiiii mora Show Dates The delegates of -Hie vat-ions Wim mera A and P Societies met at Martoa. and the following dates were agreed to by the conference ~ Goroke. 9bh September , Stawell, ISth and 16th September Ropanyup, 18th September (or ..:iotiic-s- ilati; fo be f-X'd) Hoi sliarn 1st and "^nd October Nhill, 7th October Warracknabeal, 9tli October ?'? Beulah, 13th October Dimboola, 14th October Hopetoun,-16th October Natimuk, 16thSepiember or another date to be fixed) Jepirit, 20th October Muvtoa, 21st October, - Rainbow, 23rd October The *Nhill horse parade will b. held on Wednesday, 19th August Mr-Agar Wynne, the Postmaster General, who is to represent Austra lia at the International Postal Con vention at Madrid, in September, has nude definite arrangeoients to leave Melbourne by the R.M.8. Orama, on July 22, He .will be accompanied by Mr J Osenham, the Secretary to% the Department. Before going to .Madrid, Mr Wynne intends to inspect the London post office Ernest !Jany Ins agre...
Edenhope News. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
Edenhope News. (Prom our Correspondent) During the last week there has been fall of rain, 73 points being registered The' country is looking well, and there has been a good per* centage of lambs in nearly all cases On Saturday the Edenhope Junior "Football team journeyed to Apsley to play the Apsley boys. There was a close game that resulted iD a win for Edenbope by 5 points, the scoies being Edeu'aope 22 and Apsley 17 points, Mr Gf Mann acted as umpire On Wednesday last the Oddfellows here had a plain and fancy dress ball to celebrate the anniversary of the foundation of the Lodge Osving to tbe very bad weather the attendance was not as good as expected, only about 70 couples being present. There was not a great, number o£ fancy dresses and the prize for ladies was awarded to Miss A Matthews as a Squaw, and for gentlemen to Mr M ttyan as "Dummy"- The music was very good and was supplied by Miss Taylor (piano) and Miss Munn (violin) Mr H E Clark acted as MiC. The catering was in the...
Goroke News. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
1 Gorbke 'News"'"'"." t .>» '). * y* " * . *?' (From Oar Owb^Corresponded) The annual ^ee&n^. of the Pro gress ^ssoci&tiQ^Sya's Held on Tbursw day and the fojlb^inj* officers were elected for the ensuing, twelve months -president Mr F Hughes (re-elected) vice-president, Mr.':,'j .0 Ate Donald j secretary, Mr MacKay (re elected) ; treasure/,'B H Trang mar (re-elected)'. n A. Bum of £2/10/ was veted to the rec.\ ation ground for the purpose pc pur phasing trees, Mr J C M' Donald 'was asked to pre- . pare a scheme to insure a permanent supply of vvater 'at the Council tanks during the snmmer months and sub mit same to a Progress and Public meeting. At the close ot' the meet ? j ing Mr W C Wade spoke- in high I terms of the work done by president j and secretary j Goroke Footballers journeyed to | Maryvalo and played the second j match against them It was a good j even go till near the end of the third ! quarter, when Goroke pat on three goals ont after the other, and...
Natimub Gun Club. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
Natimub Gail Club. Members of the Jfatimnk Gam Club fired 'off a sweepstake at the . traps in Mr John Schmidt's paddock . on Wednesday afternoon. The en« trance fee was 2/6, and a guinea was added by the clnb. The number of sparrows was eight.. Mr E Ryan came first with a total of six birds and hia winnings amounted to £1/15/. Mtr i E B Jary came secoud wir.h 5 bird-t, and his ahare 15/ For third piace 9> tied and shot off, a miss to count out. Birds ran ont and the remaining t.voi Messrs J Newton and K Maloney, divided 6/. Following are the scores - E Ryan-0,1,1,1.1,0,U ... 6' E Jury-l.L.[,0,1,0,0,1 .. 5 ? J Newton-0,220.127.116.11,1,0,1 ... 4 E Maloney -0.0,1,1,0,0,1,1 ... K-' W Line-01100011 ... 4 F Dewar-0C1100II ... 4 W Pow^-01001011 ' ... 4 E Hansfcorfer -01111000 ..t 4e \V Weiduer-Oil 10100 ... £ W Starick-01110010 ... -fc K, Kiefel 0J10101 L ... 4 I A U.i«tead-O-OIO10C0 ... A 1 C S i: d hol -000010TO - ... 2 ' J Tread well-OUCOLO ... H
Natimuk Market [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
Natimuk Market Messrs Yonng Bros held a success-* fnl stock sale afc 'their Natimnk yards on Thursday week The following prices were realised: - H C Speher, 20 fat sheep, £1 J Schmidt, 17 fat latubs, 17/ Mrs Levitzke, 14 fat merino wether 17/6 A &lt;3r Sndhoiz, 62 fat merino wethv ers. 17/6 and 18/ E P Hullam, 45 fat sheep, IS/S W Frost, (52 forward merino weth ers. 17/6 Mrs Hoed, 112 merino wethers, 3 and 4 years, 16/ Hafeley Brosi 35 fat cross wethers £1/4 On account cf owuers 150 *: merino ewes, with Iambs afc foot, £1 40 fat wethers, IS/ 273 merino weaners, 16/3 52 riierino , ewes, with lambs as foot, 17/6 59 cross lambs. 16/6 4S merino weaners, 14/6 60 merino we mers. 15/
Royal Walking-sticks. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
Royal Walking-sticks. The recent announcement that Andrew Jackson's heavy hickory stick has been presented to Presi dent Woodrow Wilson reminds one that King George inherited the 2,000 walking-sticks which belonged to his father, King Edward. The collecting of walking-sticks was his late Majesty's favourite hobby, his most treasured stick being one which was regularly carried by Queen Victoria. This remarkable stick was fashioned from a branch of the Boscobel oak which once concealed Charles IT. when escap ing from Cromwell's soldiers. Queen Victoria had it altered somewhat, and a little idol from Seringapatam was inserted as a knob. King Edward's collection of walk ing-sticks, of course, included all sorts of designs. It was a fact, however, that he preferred as a rule an ordinary crook shape. In deed, his fondness for this particular design gave not a little impetus to its popularity. Talking of famous walking-sticks and their owners, AUessrs. Henry Howell and Co., who are probabl...
Phantom Monoplane. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
Phantom Monoplane. i The first air-ghost has just bean encountered on Salisbury Plain by one of the most skilful of our Army aviators, who went up on a mono plane on a cloudy day accompanied by his mecKanic. The aeroplane en tered the clouds, and the pilot was continuing his flight in them, when suddenly he discovered another mor noplane, no more than fifty yards away, coming straight towards him out of the mist. He dived almost ^ vertically, and after a headlong de scent levelled out once more, but his relief was only momentary. The other pilot must have performed exactly the same manoeuvre, for- no sooner was he speeding along., again oil a level keel than he saw the monoplane once again looming out of the mist, heading straight towards him. Terror-struck, the pilot dived again, emerged below the clouds,, and . forthwith, landed. Not until then did the explanation strike him. He had fallen a victim to an hallucination of the clouds fa milar to every Alpinist, and seen his living s...
"Princess Carambo." [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
"Princess Carambo, In April of the year 1817, an agricultural labourer in Gloucester-, shire foxmd a young woman of prepossessing appearance roaming through the fields alone, friendless and destitute. He handed her over to the nearest county magistrate, a Mr. Samuel Worrall, of Knole Hall. To this gentleman and his family she proved a great mystery, for they could not understand her lan guage. Many learned professors of languages were called in, to try to converse with her, but none suc ceeded. By dint of signs, however, she made them to understand that she came from a great personage, and that she had been kidnapped in ' a dynastic plot, then carried to England, and left on the shore in a destitute condition. England was agog with the news. The highest in the land came to Knole Hall to interview the "Prin cess Caraboo." Then, to intensify the excitement, a tramping Portu guese sailor called at Knolo Hall, pretended to interpret her lan guage. The girl was, ho said, un doubtedly of ...
APPLE AND TOMATO JAM. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
APPLE AND TOMATO JAM. Wipe five pounds of apples with a clean damp cloth, and cut them in-! to quarters. Do not peel them. Put | them in a preserving-pan, and bare-! ly cover with cold water. Simmer I until they are quite soft, and strain through cheese muslin. Put some tomatoes into boiling water for one minute, and-then take them out and skin them. Slice them thinly. Add the sliced to matoes to the apple liquid, " and weigh. To every pound of liquid, and tomatoes put a pound of pre serving sugar. Then colour with a little cochineal. Simmer until a little of the jam put on a saucer j gets firm. Pot while hot.
FRUIT SALAD JAM. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
FRUIT SALAI) JAM. Buy two pounds of dried fruit salad, and cut the fruit up after well washing it. Then put it to soak covered with water. The next day put the fruit into the preserv ing; pan, and cover with water to which you have added some es sence of vanilla. Simmer gently for fifteen minutes, then measure out the fruit pulp, and to each break fastcupful allow a pound of preserv ing sugar. Simmer gently until it thickcns. A machine that makes heat at one end and cold at r,he other, so that it can be used for heating a house and making ice at the same time, is coming into practical use abroad. All it needs to do its work is power of some kind. It will take electricity, for instance, for its power, and turu the electricity in to heat and cold.
APRICOT JAM. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
APRICOT JAM. This is delicious when made from the well-known dried apricots. Buy three pounds of apricots. Wash them well, cut up each apricot in to four, and put to steep all night in three pints of water. Measure out. ten breakfastcupfuls of water, and into them squeeze the juice of three vlemons, and add a pound of cook ing apples cut up small. Simmer this for ten minutes, and then measure the pulp, and for each breakfastcupful allow three-quarters of a pound of preserving sugar. Put this into the pan, and add an extra four pounds of sugar. Cook again for a few minutes, then stir in the apricots and the water they have been soaking in, and cook until the jam gets thick. Rhu barb can be used when in season instead of apples.
PINEAPPLE AND FIG JAM. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
PINEAPPLE AND FIG JAM. Buy a tin of pineapple and a pound of dried figs. Cut the pine apple and figs small. Put in a basin and add the pine-apple juice, and leave all night. The next day weigh the fruit, and to each pound add three-quarters of preserving sugar. Put the sugar in the pre serving-pan, and add enough water to melt it. When dissolved, add .the pineapple and figs. Stir oyer the fire until it thickens, and pot.
DATE JAM. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
DATE JAM. Bux, the dates by the pound. Re move the stones from thr«e pounds and put the fruit in your piessr mg pan. Add about three breakfast cupfuls' of water. Let the fruit just get hot, and then add a pound and a quarter of preserving sugar, a sprinkling- of ground cinnamon, and a teaspoonful of fresh butter. Stir until the jam begins to thicken, and pot while steaming hot.
£180,000 IN A HAT. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
£1S0,000 TNT A HAT, A novel way of dividing a £180,000 j fortune was described recently dur- j ing the probate suit concerning the i will of Mr. P. N. Osmeut, a re- j tired Harringay builder. J >li'. Jackson, a solicitor's clerk, ! i said he was present, at a meeting : of the Osment family when the es- \ "H.ate of Mi-. Osment's father, who j let"i £180,000, was divided up. '"The property was divided into lots," he J said, "and these, with the names of: the members ot' the family, were' drawn from a liat. Mr. Osinent was there and discussad tho vrIuq of the lots he L drew with mo." I
Rats' Tails at Fourpence Each. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
Rats' Tails at Fourpence Each. ? t . ' It is calculated that there is one rat to every acre in England and Wales, and each rodent does dam age to the extent of one farthing per day, which represents a total loss of £15,000,000 to the country. The annual bill for the upkeep of a small army of cats and ra.t-cat chers . at the London Docks amounts to hundreds of pounds per year, and though a thousand rats are killed there every week, the ofli cials cannot exterminate the pests. The whole of the civilised world is now engaged In a war of ex termination against the plague carrying, unnecessary, and destruc tive rat. Australia has spent £60, 000 upon a single structure intend ed as a barrier, and Denmark in troduced a successful Anti-Rat Bill. This Bill provided for the payment of a premium of not less than a half-penny and not more than a penny, according to the districts, for each rat captured, the money being supplied by a State grant. Rat- hunting became almost' a national pastime wit...
Riding Under the Train. SOME MARVELLOUS ADVENTURES BY ACCIDENT AND DESIGN. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
Riding Under the Train. SOME MARVELLOUS ADVEN TURES BY ACCIDENT AND DESIGN. Quite recently, when the officials at Victoria Station, Nottingham, Were examining- the wheels of a Manchester to London express, at three o'clock a.m., they were sim ply flabbergasted to find a boy hanging firmly to part of the me chanism of the brakes. The lad was absolutely stiff with cold and exposure, and told the officials that he had travelled in that manner all the way from Manchester, a distance of eighty miles. His story was that oil the previous Saturday he had walked from Glossop, his home, to Manchester, and, having no money j to pay his fare back; he had se creted himself - under the carriage of a train which he understood was go ing to Glossop, but' which turned out to be the express for London ! Later inquiry showed that this was not the first- time the boy had rid den in such an^undesirable position when journeying on the railway ! The incident recalls the ever-fam ous ride of Mr. John Eke, ...