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HOW A PRISONER WAS RESCUED. A Clever Ruse. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
HOW A PRISONER WAS RESCUER A Clever Ruse. In the battle of Poitiers, 1856, ■ number of Scottish soldiers fought on the side of the French, and several ol 'hem were taken prisoners by the Eng. &lt;h. /imongst them was Sir Archi id Douglas, half-brother of Lord Wil .n Douglas. Beirg dressed in a suit Isudid armor, the victors thought i]'->v I-'mI captured—as indeed they had : g:T.at nobleman. Several of .i^'lish were about to strip eft his r, when Sir William Ramsay, of •iuthie. who was also a prisoner, i jioning to catch Sir Archibald's o, gave him a meaning look. Pre to be very angry he cried out: Von rascal, how is it that you are i ciuing your master's armor? Come L;ere and pull off my boots." Douglas, seemingly thoroughly cow ed, went humbly forward and drew off a boot, with which Sir William begaa to beat him. The English onlookers at once Inter fered on Douglas's behalf, Baying that he was a person of great rank and a lord. "What!" shouted Ramsay, shaking with laught...
HOW CECIL RHODES DISCOVERED A DIAMOND FIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
HOW CECIL RHODES DISCOVERED A DIAMOND FIELD. A German trader in skins and os rich feathers from the interior, with Jietermaritzburg as his frontier sta ion, drove into Capetown one after noon. He had been two months bring :ig in Ills waggons, each drawn by ten oke of long-horned oxen, from the rontfer trading; post named. This trader, among other curious hings, had a dozen or so very bril iant pebbles, which he was showing •: his friends. "Fine specimens of globular quartz," aid a doctor, newly arrived, who had :ist enough of a sniatT.erins: of geology -> know nothing at al! aoout it. "Would you mind giving me one 01 wo of those pebbles?" said a tall, ark-skinned, slender young man. "Or will buy them from you at whatever •>u may consider them worth. I have o such stones In my collection at ume." "My dear sir," the other replied, vitli the hearti7iess of the dweller on he veldt, "you are very welcome to a ;;ouple. Pick out any two you may :ancy." The dark youn& man sele...
A Day in the Country. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
A Day In the Country. The fresh-ocnnplexioned young police- ' man from the country betrayed by his Belf-conscious air the disquietude he felt on first going on duty in a Lon don street. He was particularly dis turbed in mind by the behavior of a Btreet arab, who sat on |he kerb smok ing a succession of "fag ends," and regarding him with a fixed serenity of gaze worthy of Sam Weller himself. Waiting until he thought he waa not noticed, the new constable ap proached the urchin. "Now, then," began the policeman, "what are you Bitting there for all this time?" "Takin' a day off in the country," replied the arab. The Inexperienced officer, perfectly new to the species, stared at the pro duct of slumdom in undisguised amaze ment, "Takin' a day off in the country!" he echoed. "Why, wherever can you see the country from 'ere?" "In your face, of course." replied the alert arab, at last, swiftly vacating the kerb.
USEFUL HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
USEFUL HINTS. '•** An Eye Saver.—Keep a good mag nifying glass in the sewing machine drawer, and see how It saves the eyes. The almost invisible numbers on the needles are easily read, and in start ing a pool of fine silk or thread the glass will show when the end is fast ened to spool. Lotion for the Hands.—To four part* of glycerine add one part of tartaric acid, dissolved In the smallest possible quantity of hot water. Mix well, ap ply a few drops to the hands, and rub in thoroughly. If hands are badly ■happed use more of the lotion, rub bing in thoroughly. Wash in clean, i-jke-warm water, dry well, and apply u little more. Applied immediately o.fier peeling fruit or vegetables, it will retrieve stains at once. When it an ds are badly stained, treat as It chapped. A Remedy for Toothache.—Pill • small cup with boiling vinegar. Dip n piece of cotton-wool into the vinegar and rub the gum; 1-t the vinegar be as hot as you can endure. Stuff the aching tooth with some wool. Some times ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
SILVER STM STARCH THE BEST IN THE WORLD e>" INSIST ON ? LABELLED PACKAGES THURMER =PIANOS= THURMER PIANOS fcr Bolidity ol construction. THURMER PIANOS for finished workmanship THURMER PIANOS lor attractive appearanca. THURMUR PIANOS for rich musical qualities. THURMER PIANOS (or standing in tune. THURMER PIANOS lor moderate price. THE THURMER PIANO It Is ever 20 years now since we first introduced 'he Thurmer Piano to the Aus tralian 'public, ond to-day you will find these splendid instruments giring un qualified satiswction in every part of Australasia. Twenty years ago tlicThar mer was indisputably the best moderate priced piano on this market—and that claim still holds good to-day. Re«l merit and worth are at the back of every Thur mer instrument— the kind ot merit that counts. Ash to see it — or write (or illus trated catalogue. ZAUarii" 276-8 Collins St.. Mrlb. Y ASK FOR EMPIRES FSSENCE COCOA ; Tut is EST Hie Exttwafantef— !/ wn raitpi Do you know that many of your Suits whi...
At Last. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
At Last. He dashed off treatises in Greek— Of science books a score, In twenty tongues the man could speak And knew the heavens' lore. But still the wolf bayed loud and.long And hunger pinched his cheek, On til at last he wrote a soug Called: "Nell and I Don't Speak!" f A 6 B.H.P, "I.H.C," Hopper Cooled 'Engine, stationary, £70; portable, £85. Long terms and do interest. World's lead ling engine. Nearly 200,000 in actual use— more sold in Australia than of any other | make. Fully guaranteed. Free start by ; competent export. Big stocks of repairs in j every State. Other sizes, proportionate ! prices. Best engine bargains ever offered in Australia, and will soon be withdrawn. Write International Harvester Co. of Aust., £r:s., Syd., Melb,L Adlde., Perth and I«stis.
POULTRY PICKINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
POULTRY PICKINGS. The ihitig in trap rests was ou ? viuw at Die recent Oysud Palace Show -inLuidon. it -was chimed i'o* ;t that it was the oniy perieot automatic trap . iies'0 '..II tJi.' mancet. \V nl'ii tlio he'i enters tiio nest the entrance door re mains open. t'poii tho lien laying ;i egg tiio action, or tiie egg rolling aoiv i cioscsthe or.tiance &lt;leor and opens th&lt;j exit door. j. no hen is then iroc to walk out. "Wuon the lieu leave:; t-iio nest "Iter action m uoing .so close* tii-s exit door and at the sunie time opens the entrance door, leavuig tlio nest iree for tile next bird to enter. The working of the box quite automatic. .:>iu uid the lwu not lay an egg she r-s free to walk out tiie way she on tend, without being trapped. Such is tiie description, but at this distance we a. . what nappeiis ii' two or more n--i..-, crowd in at once-' 111 order to' te.it the eating civacity of the average IK-IS, a namb.r o; haustive experiments were carried out ...
OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
OF RURAL INTEREST (!iy "Ku.sticus. At the lime of writing the prospects /'or. autumn are nor. cheering. Th' ' iij:ig-uo'ntinuwl- dryn.ss and tho juivcut of mornings that suggest tlid 'apui'c.a^li or i iv.st point to :i bad winter. This applies particularly to the dairying industry. Tho Western district is badly in need of inuned.ato rain, wliich, if it-falls wit In n tlu> next week or so, inigiit cnusc1 an increase in the supply of milk and butter. Otherwise it will be very unlikely that any increase w'U take placo in .the supply ooming to Melbourne irom that quarter until June or July. The butter now coming to Melbourne from many factories is very poor in quality. Owing to cii^i small .supplies of'cream in many parte of the country farmers' wins take lon ger 10 fili, and consequently produce only very indifferent butter. Condi tions are gen:ral!y very dry along the Murray, less than oi". of rain having fallen in nine months. Tiie irrigation areas aro producing a little butter, b...
INVENTIONS BEING PATENTED. IMPROVEMENTS IN MANY FIELDS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
INVENTIONS BEING PATENTED. ' Dll'-K0 V H.MISNTS IN MANY FIELDS. Victorian mveutors Jutvo maintained tin; leading position they hold as appli cants lor patents. The following par ticulars are reported by Messrs. 0, (?'. Turri it Co., .Registered Patent Attor neys. of the Jtialto, -199 Collins Street, Melbourne, from whom readers' way obtain further information. J.i is not limited to Victoria. The Comiiiiisioiier of Pal cuts has ac cepted the complete specifications in the following instances, consequently, lull details are available, and in due course patents will issue in the major ity of instances. Itoad sweepnig machine. -. .1. A. Hill has sold this to a company. The device is a motor car, with a very large cylindrical brush delivering into a receptacle. (No. 11,73*2.) Saucepan l/id .Holder.-The lid is kept on the handle partly, and to holt: it the handle ha.-> a notch or collar. \V. 11. S. 15 rower. (No." J J ,717.) Non-relillable bottle.-Inventors keep going in this subject, ...
Terribly Tempted. CHAPTER XIII. AN ARCADIAN VILLA. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
erribly, -"f-~ffrr~rabw Tempted.,; SERIAL STORY BY' ANNABEL GRAY. J) CH APTJiR XIII. AX A li.CADIAN VILLA. ''Sleep sank tlieni lower tliau the tide of dreams.. And their dream watched them siiik' and slide away." After some months' absence from England, Mr. aud ill's. Stamer re turned from lands of art and beauty, to settle down in tli,3 most homely and practical fashion in a pretty little villa at Bayswater. Mrs. Desart had ex erted herself to the utmost to meet the Colonel's wishes; and accompanied by his "alter ego" Captain Maudsley, had visited a. wise estate agent, who soon put them in the way of iinding a charming residence. Maudsley apparently took a deep interest in the comfort of the happy pair:! lio appreciated and admired Le noro's nature; which was moulded on thoso lino, noble lines which invariably bring their possessor disappointment iud sorrow; for to be above mediocrity whether in art or feeling-is to be ido miserable. Anything above me ""i'ity is so often fatal. jit...
CARRYING FACILITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
CARRYING FACILITIES. Messrs. (,!. K. Miller ami Co-, 'of 317 (*oIlius .Street. .Melbourne, have an ex tensive carrying business in the coun try, ami their returning empty vans oli'er special facilities for the convey ance of furniture ami goods of all tie script-ions from lown to town or to the city. They undertake storage in Mel bourne, ami consignments may be sent to them by rail. They advertise a list of centres from whieli vans will be returning empty during April and May. A large number of farmers, with tlieir families, attended a picnic in honor of the special constables who eaino to the city during the recent N.Z. strike. The Prime Minister tie liered a stirring speech, especially praisiug the wives who carried out the farm work dfiring their husband's ab sence. Each special constable was presented with a medal.
NEARLY THREE CENTURIES AND A HALF OLD. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
NEARLY THREE CENTURIES AND A HALF OLD. The linn of Erven Lucas Hols, Am .sterdan, has been established sincc 1575-now 33(J years. Ami right i'roin its inception, it has earned) the reputa tion of producing Geneva and Liqueurs of the very highest quality only. The Geneva, especially, which lias a world wide reputation, is of very high qual ity indeed, being made from the very best materials. It is of a straw color, due to its being very old from long storage in wood. And the medical properties of the spirit cannot be over estimated, as it acts specially on the kidneys.
THE TYROLEAN FRUIT CASE. A GERMAN NIETHOD OF PACKING APPLES. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
THE TYROLEAN FRUIT CASE. A GERMAN lu'ETlAOD OF I'AOKLNG APPLES. JJy ,J. (J. Turner (Uliiei' H urtiouUural (JJlicur), in "Journal of Agrioul ture." About tlio 11th October last, a uab)e grai 11 appeared ill tho daily press, which read as follows: AUSTliALlAxN I&lt;'llUIT. German Alarkoc. Packing Methods Criticised. Ilerr Henoch,1 ul' lierim, iu a re port to tlio Commonwealth Govern ment, slates that the importation ol Australian apples and pears mi" Germany is greatly prejudiced, be cause the 1'ruit is wrongly packed. Merchants who re-pack tlio l'mit in a looser and more attractive way were making 26 per cent, addi tional profit owing to the altera tion. The 1'ruit marketed in Ger many is rapidly extending, and is attracting buyers from llussia, Scandinavia, and adjacent coun tries. Herr Henoch oilers to for ward sample cases to Australia packed in the German .style, should the fruit-growers wish it. Immediately alter the appearance of, this cable a suggestion was made by me ...
[?] MANBS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
i-'AiSlVi At a meeting m uiu Cor ra bio braitcir oi iiu .ioiuli .Australian liureau o> Agriculuu'o, ,>tr. \ . At. wcstuu ivu.; a paper, tu u.eil no siuti : -.1.,. is. ui;>u-iet i.jvj uiir own a iu tu-i aven.go season, uiiiieutt. to oo uuu suuaoie .a bur. uv u,i uv.orayo iva&c, bui. i ui:i hiii'c in.ii, Wilis atteuuon to tiio v. cuiiiv ui n.use wo -mpioy ,iu | | will not univ keep uio good'empio^ ee> we a.i'.'c, uu- '..ill .n nolo ii.ivo a o.gg*-'*' .-.appl_- . jy.'uu ciivjiigu ifc ui«&lt;y not. n.i W j a ciii])iu:i 01 men, We ean±iOt uo luu ! partiuuiur oL tlioao Wo employ. 11 wo uiUy enii.aoy in. best, tuen only ilic best ntvii will appiy lor employment. jlu my uiniu tiio man Wi_* want is no wno >» not merely ior tiio saao or caru ing a Uvmg, uuu Vino iias -^or nis ob ject iiuu Oi uli-.Uiai.eiy becoming an em ployer n.msell. 'in.s class oi man is i.ue ideai. tie takes moro internal, iu his work ami in tioaiig it well, ami j snuw.-. more consideration ...
CAUSE OF SOIL SICKNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
.CAUSE OF SOIL SICKNESS. ^ An interesting and instructive, paper Hn ?? MDovc stibjccf-by Dr. ./ JC. kus. metalr' 0t thf ?otl«amsto,( Jixpori inotal button and Mr. Walter Buddm f\V .''elivoictl before the Society of Chew/cal .industry recently. The inner rth '7 r!,n ;,ieci,ieut ],:id si'OH-n t u J i Partial. Sterilisation of v"L ^ w:ls ablc t° absorb oxygen soil J"n'v ' >n01? than untreated known ' uJose uonncction to exist between the power of oxygen absorption oi' a soil and its th-ii ,vlty> ,it was thought probablo that such partially sterilised soils wo Lu nrtP?U^VC (t,UlU 11,1 ti'°a.fcetl soils, ' ,10t 0Xl,(Jrimcnts proved that this uasu- ,.At stage in the re waK 011that the conclusion was not novel, ihe discovery. having been made accidentally in Alsace and rl'rW 1IaboralorJ* in Germany. As &lt;t icsult ot a Jong series, of invps Ora tions cum«d out at L'othamste'd the .SsTMS?"""" J'-il'r |UMlal slei|lllsaliu" rauSL,s first a I' '.'l| U"r" ,il ;u'S'u rise i« the m...
INCREASING FAT PERCENTAGE OF MILK. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
INCREASING FAT PERCENTAGE OF ^ILK. lii an artioia untitled, "Facts Elicited by JDamsii, u-ruum and Swedish. Cow Tesi-ing Associations," iu " Hoard's Dairyman," J. J. Dunne says: .Regarding iho possibility 01 incr&lt;iu:> I ing 1110 fat percentage oi tiio niilk ! through tii» use of scijouid aunnals ioi ! breoOnig the investigations show: . 1. Tue . possibility ox uicrcsasing t-li-a | ia-t porcoutago of thu miik is beyond nil ! doubt feasible through careful selection. | 2. In dividing u Jierd into two sec I tiuns, namely, tnoso that throw alter the bull and those that throw after the cow, tho owuir is able to substantiate ! with considerable precision tho iailuenco of each parent animal ou tiia oii'spnug. 3. Tho influence of buds may be traced by comparing thu average miix yield and i'at percentage of tho hoii'ers sirod by thorn with that of ill air dams and, il' possible, granddams at tho same ago. 4. Tho infiuenco oi tho bull's daiu and granddum on- tho fat percentage i...
NUT BUTTER [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
NUT BUTTER Tho iuereiUiing popularity of butter mado from vegetable oil Ls a matter of serious interest to colonials, wliu have built tip ;i liugo butter trade. Somo .tea years ago (says the "Standard"), attempts wore made to introduce vege table oiJs in tlio manufacture of mar garine, only animal fats liaviijg boon previously employed. Smoo then great advances have been mado, and in Mat manufacture of margarine chemistry has achieved one of hs triumphs. To "day nut butter is ono of tho staplo articles of food for the masses. At iiist cocoanut oil only was used in its manu facture, but many other substances are iioiv employed, such as ground nut oil, and palm kernel o:l. To make all these oiis a perfect basis, they are treated with a light .alkaline solution, which absorbs all free fatty acids in them, making the oil neutral. Alter this certain remaining volatile elements, which would tend to produce rancidity and an unpleasant flavor,-are got rid of by heating the nil to a temperat...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
... A ... WHOLESOME PRINK BRACING AND REFRESHING I C.E. MILLER AND CO., FURNITURE REMOVERS AND STORERS. 317 COLLINS STREET, MELB. Tlioiies-!J"J7S La rye number Vans &lt;:pii.sla 111 ly travelling country; we want back loading.. Write us. H railing, "consign to us. Spencer .Sheet, and advice. S lures, Hriek, subdivided in small . ruums at current iVtcsV Vans returning i'roiu Wamiam liool, Mortlake. Tcra ug, Camper dowu, Colae. Lisiuore. during April. Vans returning I'roiu Albury, Wodonga, I5enalla, Enron, during . April. Vans reluming from Numurkali, I'leiiiK-a, Picola. .Rochester, J.5en digo, early iu May. Back Loading Wanted. Harrison, San Miguel i PROP. LTD., CORK MERCHANTS AND SUPPLY HOUSE »OB , Brewers, Aerated Water Manufacturers, Hotel Keepers, ^Bakers, « and Refreshment Rooms. Correspondence Invited 00 All Articles used in the above trades. Note Address 304 FLINDERS STREET, MELBOURNE. Stone Jars Only. Straw Color from Age. BOILS GIN PURE AND VERY WHOLESOME. DISTILLERY...
MARKETS. WHEAT AND OTHER PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
MARKETS. WMHAT AND OTil.UR i'iiODUCE. Wheat.-Tlio market lias remained quict in tone, tlio supply -offering be ing limited, and the aemand only mo derate. Parcels are quoted at i3/9 to 3/!)J, sellers asking up to 3/9-J-. Small farmers' lees in tlio country are quot ed on the basis of 3/Si net. Business has been done in medium wheat in town at 3/8s. Flour.-Tlio Association price for local consumption is £'.) delivered. Bran and i'olliu;d.-The Association price for both articles is £0 delivored. i5arlov.-There are few buyers, and ' values are nominal. Good to .prime English malting is quoted at 3/ to 3/1, ami Capo malting at 2/ to '2/3, and oc casionally 2/4. Oats.-A fair business has boon done in Algerian milling on spot at 1/10, while teed are quoted at from l/'ti to 1/!), according to sample, .sellers ask ing l/UJ for good heavy feed. Sect! are in demand from L/1L to 2/1, ac cording to quality, while clipped and graded are quoted at up to 2/S. .Maize,.-A small business has b;'.en d...
MELBOURNE LETTER [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 25 April 1914
MELBOURNE LETTER (L'loni our fcjpoeial Correspondent.) Interesting details in conuootipu wrti tho Si.-, cuuciiiion ed HI liio annual report of tho -> Deling with tlw year. 1913 it**T that the number of day tcliools i» 21:20, comprising 2031 tull time &lt; ^ part-time schools. Durmfe tho Jft" 80 schools were added to J^ 2G'd 51 were struck oil. Ui Uio _-^~u , schools in operation, not few; ' ^ 732 aro maintained ior an a" tendance or 20 pupds. or _'&lt;:*>? IB* expenditure per pupil m Mna . ?- mi is thus very heavy, amounting case* to as much us £11 I^t child ioi expeuses of instruction alon~. legislation has audea jnatoi.a. } . cost of these schools for, m ortl0, secure teachers for them, it 1 uu. beer found necessary to increase - ies .oifered. W omen load tcacheia the sixth,,or lowest, class w'nuW r® coivnig salaries from £110 uiaiunnm £131) maximum per. annum, a ^ teachers of this class, saiario; no £1^0 minimum to £200 maximum. mtan population of the fataw ...