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Workhouse Children. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
Workhouse Children. Jn January,1013, the number of children in receipt of relief from the State in England and Wales was close on a quarter of a mil lion, of whom some 70,000 were in workhouses or institutions. A little group of Bhodes scho lars, themselves fresh from the great baro spacos of the Empire, formed, in 1909, tho design of transplanting some of these chil dren of the State, and for the last twelve months their plan lias been working under conditions most favourable to success at rinjarra, in Western Australia, says the "Graphic." The head of tho Farm-School, hud founder of tho Society, is Mr. Kingsley Fairbridge, a Hhodesian by birth, and a poet by nature, and the boys under his charge at present number thirty-three. They j came from various work-houses in j Enplane! and Scotland. They attend the ordinary State -j school till they nre fourteen, but in j their home they get an insight into I farm life. They harness teams nnd Ictirn to manage them, driving in to the post o...
Porter's Coats as Afghan Uniforms. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
Porter's Coats as Afghan Uniforms. Tho Amir of Afghanistan is ex ceedingly anxious to Westernise his country, but it is rumoured that some of his subjects are not | taking kindly to the reforms. Tho latest step which the Amir lias taken is to insist on tlie ladies ol his Court wearing European clothes. Recently dozens of elaborately-de signed costumes were ordered from Paris. Early this year, says a Bombay correspondent, a representative of a Bombay tailor visited Kabul at the invitation of the Amir, and high-class clothes to the value of £0,000 were sold to the ladies and gentlemen of tho Court. The ladies were not permitted to be seen per sonally or to be measured for their garments, but their measurements were sent out to the tailor. Tho ladies selected their dresses from pictures of the latest Parisian fashions, and after the costumes had been supplied his Majesty gave a garden-party at which the dresses were displayed. Many amusing features about this craze for European dress a...
MEDDLING MAMMAS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
MEDDLING .MAMMAB. The woman who wants to play kind assistant to her 'daughter's courtship i? u:->iully a great trial to her daugh ter. This mother is all smiles and urbanity when a possible suitor ap proaches, takes 'the liveliest interest in young men, and makes a point of coining in to talk with him when ever he calls, and putting a maternal tone in all converge with him. She always has an invitation to tea or. dinner at her tongue's end, and with what .bountiJi.il repasts 'Iocs she re gale the youths that frequent the house. She also makes a point of bringing out some special cako or box of sweets if the vounp man makes a rather longer ca!l. and its she press es tiie=e duintios up.i:i him, she will tell him beamingly that she Tegards him even as one of the family. Now for a young man who has" seriou matrimonial intentions, this sort o: mother is Derfectly delightful, but for the casual nco,lr:intanco,-.or .the mar who, is just gettinc interested and-i. not sure of his own mind...
How Kipling was Interviewed in America. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
How Kipling was Inter viewed in America. In Chicago, considerably more than twenty years ago, I obtained a chrnico interview from Rudyard Kipling. At that time Kipling, who was just beginning to achieve fame through his "Plain Tales from the Hills" and " Soldiers Three," had little use for this country. For one thing, he had tried to make a living with his pen in San Francisco, and had failed. Kipling was in a decidedly crab bed humour when ho reached Chi cago on this occasion, and not with out reason. lie was on his way from Australia to England. On, shipboard he had made up his mind that he would do no talking for newspapers when ho reached this country. He would not see the San I^rancisco reporters who be sieged him. But some of them wrote "interviews" with him any how. In the main they were high ly ridiculous, imaginary interviews, and they put ICipling in a very foolish light. The same thing hap pened in Seattle, Cheyenne, Denver, Omaha, and other cities wlieie he stopped on hi...
Cleopatra's Needle. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
Cleopatra's" Needle. » Few of tho mnny thousands who daily pass Cleopatra's tfeedl# on the Thames Embankment know o( tho exceedingly mlscella noous collcctlon of articles which »7is placed in tho . cavity in tho bnso of tho obelisk on its crcctioiu The following is r tho Jist :- j Standard foot and pound. i .Bronze model of tho obelisk, $in. settle to the foot.. I Copies of "Engineering" printed I on vellum, with plans of tho me chanical contrivances employed in erecting and transporting the obe lisk, together with its complete history. A fragment of the obelisk itself, chipped from it in the process of levelling the base. «rars of DouHon ware. f'omplete set of British coinage, including an Empress of India ru pee. Standard gauge of 1,000th part of an inch. Baby's feeding-bottle and chil dren's toys. Parchment copy of I)r. Birch's translation of the obelisk's hiero glyphics. Portrait of Queen Victoria. 'Bibles in French and English, the Hebrew Pentateuch, the Arabic I Genesis, and a...
WHY LEAFY POTATO PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
V.l-IV LEAFV POTATO PLANTS. The most nutr'Uive part o' th» po tato, the part that gives to the po tato its excellent flavour, is the part that coitnins the greatest number of starch cells. If anyone will c'jt a Po tato through the middle he will no tice that the potato substance is not homogeneous. Around the outside of the potato, just beneath the skin, i a layer, separated from the inner layer by a vascular semi-Obrous par tition that is visible on close exami nation. This outer layer is called the cortic'el, and contains most of the starch o! the potato. The best pota toes have this corticel layer thick instead o! thin-that Is, have more starch than the others. , The principal chemical element of starch is carbon. The potato plant gets all of its carbon from the air through the leaves, ncne of it from the soil. The leaves have the power to dissociate the carbon from the carbon- dioxide in the air, and store much of this carbon in the tuber. , The larger the leaf capacity and vi g...
POLL DECLARED. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
POLL DECLARED. On Saturday evening the returning officer, Mr Jas Treble, declared the re sult of the poll from the shire hull steps, where a number of electors had assembled.- In announcing the result, Mr Treble commended the electors for the orderly manner in which the election had been carried out. He had never seen an election where there was such an entire absence of rowdy ism. He declared the result to be : A. Gray ... ... 2502 W. Williams ... 1464 Majority for Gray ... 1038 The announcement was received with cheers. Mr Gray returned thanks for his electijn. He also referred to the orderly conduct of the electors. He thanked his committee for the quiet, energetic manner in which they hnd worked. He would, as their representative, endeavor to carry out the trim principles of Liberalism, which demanded legislation for the whole of the people, and not for any class or -creed. (Cheers) He con cluded by moving a vote of thanks to the returning officer.
THE DAIRY A GENUINE GET-RICH-QUICK PROPOSITION. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
THE DAIRY A GENUINE GET-RIOH-QUICK PROPOSITION. Superintendent Malcolm H. Gard ner, of tha Holstein-Kriesian Advan ced Registry of America, has 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 of cow-testing associations Not one pure blood bull out of ten that is born la needed for use in Purebred herds. Sale ior the other Dine must be found for grading up, or they must be either vealed or raised as beef steers. Breeders 0i Iloi steins are vitallj 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 as7ociations. Under this plan an association is formed containing enough herds' to give steady employment to a comietent man who remains one day at cach Place, the cows owned by the mem bers of the association being asses sed pro rata to pay the wages of the man empl...
Sad Drowning Fatality BORUNG RESIDENT FOUND IN FARMER'S DAM. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
Sad Drowning Fatality UOuUNG RESIDENT FOUND IN FARMER'S DAM. A drownius fatality, surrounded by unusually sad circumstances, occurred iit Boning on Saturday nftemoon, George Whilahouse, 5 comparatively young man, meeting his death while watering a horse at a dam ori his em ployer's property. Sir Whitehouse was employed by Mr Geary, of Boruna, and lived in a cottage on his employer's property. On Saturday afternoon he procured the use uf Mr U«Hrj's horse and dray for the purpose of getting a supply of firewood for his own use unknown to his wife. He drove the animal lo a dam to give it a drink bpfom setting out for the wood, and that is the last that is known of his movements His wife was under the impression that he had gone to the football m itch with Mr Qeury, and was not unduly anxious when he did not return home, thinking he was staying at his em p'oyer's for the ni»ht. On Sunday morning, one of ti.e Wliitehouse chil dren went across as usual for milk, and informed Mr Geary that...
RECIPE FOR SKIM-MILK CHEESE [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
RECIPE FOR SKIM-MILK CHEESE The skim-milk must bo left until it is quite thick, then well strained, which can be done by hanging it up in a clean linen bag. When drained dry add salt to taste, and rub the curds well to make them appear mealy. Stand in a warm place near a stove for a few days till they get gluey. Then put into a saucepan, and fry with fresh butter till all is well melted. Run into a basin, and leave to get cool. It is then ready for use. ThiB recipe is used by many farmers' wives in Western Australia, and is well recommended. An important experimental trial was made on the IJ.ISMV. liailway be tween Foleshill' and Nuneaton with a petrol-driven rail car. The test was a j complete success, and foreshadows a i revolution in railway locomotion, j The ear is GO feet in length and is of i full railway carriage gauge. It runs j smoothly oa two sets of bogie j wbeola, and can be pulled up very : promptly, IMS. I
USEFUL HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
USEFUL HINTS. Burns and Scalds.-For a slight burn or scald apply equal parts of olive oil and lime water, and wrap the part at once in a sheet of cot ton wool, Cxing it lightly with a bandage. At first the pain seems in creased, but this soon subsides. The wool may be left on for three or four days. If lime v.ater is not available olive oil may be used alone, and flour or starch dusted over it. Aching Limbs.-Hot salt water is a sovereign remedy for aching limbs caused by standing too much on the feet, or too prolonged walking, also for tired arms, han4s and limbs after continued exertion or strain. The water should be as hot as can well be borne without discomfort, and have plenty of salt in it : but too strong salt will make the flesh itch and burn. For a sprained ankle, bathe in hot salt water for half an hour, renewing the heat as it cools, wrap in flannel, and repeat the hot bath in three or four hours until re lieved. To Clean Brass and Retain the Polish.-Put some finely powder...
Local Land Board. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
Looal Land Board. A local land board was held at Wed derburn on Friday lust, Mr J B Greg son, land ollicur, presiding. Tlio following applications were dealt with : Parish of Hoiur.g, alio! 24, sec 1, 20 acres. Applied for by J J D.ysdiile and Mrs 0 Gregson-Keonimpiided to J J Drysdale. Parish of Boruna, allot 89.1, sec 3, 380 ncro4. The applicants for this block, P Mnlone, J T Murphy, and G Pernio, did no( appear, and the appli cations of all three were refused. | Parish of Woosang, allots 15 and 15A seo 0, G29 acres. Applied fjr by I L D Lo Souof nnd T Nisbot. ,-Hocom I mended to L D Souef.
THE FARM. MOIST FACTS for DRY FARMERS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
THE FARM. 'MOIST FACTS for DRY FARMERS. Mr. Geo. L. Sutton, Agricultural I Commissioner for the Wheat B-lt, 'western Australia, has issued the ! following: Moisture can be stored in the toil. I To store moisture the soil must lie j able to absorb the nun that falls. Loose Boil will absorb 40 per cent. ? of its weight in water. Compact soil ' will absorb only 20 per ccnt. I Cultivation or tillare loosens the soil. ? Cultivation or tillage some time previous to tha sowinjr season is known as fallowing. j FALLOWING STORES MOISTURE. I The longer the period between the j initial operation of fallowing and that of planting:, the greater will be the quantity of moisture stored. In dry districts fallowing should ^commence early. i The moisture stored by fallowing , is war.ted by weeds. i Weeds can be destroyed by surface .cultivation. | The moisture stored is easily lost by evaporation. i Much of this can be prevented by j mulching^ or covering the moist soil with straw, litter, or lo?32 dr...
Orange Blossoms. ROSS—TURNBULL. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
Orange Blossoms. ROSS-TURNBULL. A wedding tli it created considerable interest was celebrated at " VVoodhall," Richmond Plain?, on 20th May. The bride was .Miss Linda Turnbull, eldest daughter of Sir an.l Mrs W. 'lurnbull, and the bridegroom Mr George Koss, eldest son of Mr and Mrs G. Ross, of Wedderburn. The otlicialing clergy man was the Rev J D Edwards The bride, wbo was given awa/ by her father, was prettily attired in croani floral crepe de chiue, trimmed with silk allover insertion and luckings of silk val. The bridesmaids were Miss JeFsie Turnbull (sister of bride) and Miss Ida Ross (sister of bridegroom) The former wore a dress of grey satin and lace, and the latter cream cope do chine. Both wore ipray brooches, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr Fred Morecroft acted as best man, and Mr Vin Turnbull was groomsman The bridegroom's gift to the bride was n set of furs, and the bride to bride groom a travelling rug. After the ceremony a breakfast was held, at which the Rev Mr Edward...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
Commonwealth Jgf&Bankof Hitstralfa HEAD OFFIOE SYDNEY «l.« Bank li open for *11 clung o! GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS* EQUITABLE BUILDING, COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE ?, »«ounU op«c«d. Interest paid &lt; *d»wo^f made agA^st *|>j»ruv«Hi nccurltfe*. SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT "ctonm* Central Offlcoi 317 OOLUN8 8rBCCr, MELBOURNE. . ..ml 2,OoJ Agr«noi»- .* I'ofct OAc«* throughout th« OMmnAnwetfth, , to *;aoo, lntcr«»t «t 3Z por annum. . .-lis nmj Df mad* at anj nratv'b u Agcucj within the Commonwealth /.v, , January, 23JU. DLN1SOK U1LLK1L, Ut»lN foil IT'SU'Ci Giant Asters, Stocks, Ol¥ll » a® ^ Pansies, and all Flower SPECIAL SEEDS and Vegetable Seeds MY hardy cold climHe FRUIT TUBES, Rosa Plants, Shrubs, etc, grew vigorously wlit'n truospliiuted to milder diatnctB. CMTTHX3 &lt;?JTEDS niul PLANTS are sold ON HONOR. TRTf THEM Cash Orders Dclivued FREIGHT PAID to any Railway Station. 0«ni'OCUI-S Free on application Geo. Smith, s^ieucLvIit,nt B&llar&t. *isT...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
WKUliKHW.'KN COACH ,FACTc T; HIGH, STUFTCT, WKDDKRBURN , A, WILSON, Coach Builder, General Black Smith, Wheelwright AND UNDERTAKER Fnnorj»l« nnrformed in Town orOnntry on Shortest* lsToHcc. Ooftina on hf*nd for any Kmcrgoncy, rIb" First-clns Hoarsen and 1'lumep. VUv trnclo pnppJiod with Coflin Fil Lint's ' of nil quality. Farm ^Vnggons,-Drayfl, Spring Carta /np^ronB, and Busies of ovory doscrie mnrio on tho fpre:ni*o« an.l a! -.vny - r &lt;. d»»p c»rrful!y attended to with i nmptiu'pp and despatch. F/j. FL. O N A H, ZiUaXHtCW^i'fAK- x 'ire t't'lv .JilCtH- S'i'Bi'B'J', v: i' n k u h u. u N". i . in; .l««" «it N'evv luid Ooni jio liousi Premises lately occupied: by Mr Bookham, . begs to &lt; announce ilvtt- Mm Hotel conUins;;all.the latest ivniir^nts inr workmanship, jand v> -if Mi" he&lt;l appointed. III Viotviri.i. 'uit'-UTicr has hijun- handsomely. * . 1 ul! slip rooms* ? nut wp|l_vfintiIatnd|-tbuH . ..PARSED ACOOMMODA i"N FOR BOARDERS,. i in- Commercial ...
KORONG ELECTION. MR GRAY ELECTED. A SUBS[?]ANTIAL MAJORITY. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
KOR0NG ELECTION. i . MR GRAY .ELECTED. SUBS J ANT1AL MAJORITY. The polling for the Koiong i-lection, necessitated liy tIn- death of Mr Tlios Lnnudo.i, took place on Friday. The lesult was tho return of Or A Grny, of Wcdderbutn, by the; substantial i:y of 1038 votes. Mr Grny whs selected by the Liberal oryanisii lions to enrrv their 11 ig. lhe other candidate wns . Or W Williams, of Oharlton, who also stood as a Liberal, lhou"h without the Bupporfc of the party Judged by their platform utterances, there was littlo difference in the respective candidates' views, except on one question. That ques tion was the introduction of Scripture lessons into the State schools bytbe taking of a referendum. Mr Gray was opposed to the principle, while Mr Williams supported it. Ill's diQer ence of policy was the burning ques lion of tho contest, and was mainly respotsiblo for the keen interest aroused. The result is regarded bs ft triumph for the pnrty opposed to any interference with our system of f...
The Express, PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1914. News and Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 3 July 1914
®fje (fe&ress, PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1914. News and Notes. The jubilee celebration^ of the Church of Ohrist, Wedderbum, will be held during next week. The I church was founded in 1864, and of late years a handsome new brick church has been buils. The celebra tions will commence on Sunday next, when three services will be conducted by Mr Thos Hanger, State evangelist. Oa each of tho succeeding nights, with the exception of Saturday, the jubilee will be observed, ou'o of tho nights being devoted to a pioneers' demon stration, and on another a tea meeting will be held. Included in the list of speakers the names of Mr Reg Enniss and Mr J W Marions appear. Mr Clay, singing evangelist, will be pre sent aud take part, and an efficient choir will render selections at all services. The celebrations conclude on Sunday, 12th iust. Admission is free- (excepting to the tea meeting), and DO collections will he made. While on a visit the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, fieir p...