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Horses and Men. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
Horses and [lien. j A Boston man tells of an inno cont farmer who once .'o i£;'\t out a phrenologist at clio Ifub nn&lt;I rsked that his "bumps r.iad." In revealing' to '.ho farmer his temperament as iiho -vn !>y ihe aforesaid bumps, the professor said : " Your tastes are the simplei, homelj' ones of the farmer. You. are a farmer, are you not ? Ah ! I thought so. And I am right as to your tastes, am I not? You are sadly deficient in judgment, and have little knowledge of human na ture. Your innocent and trustful ?disposition renders you an easy dupe to designing; men, and 5'our own perfect honesty prevents you from either suspecting or defraud ing anyone." The following week, it appeal's, the phrenologist bought a horse from the innocent - farmer. Although the nag was old and in bad condition, it had been made to appear young and skittish. Moreover, though the farmer had paid but £o for the ani mal, he contrived without diffi culty to unload him on the pro fessor for £15....
Living Troubles. SOME SUGGESTIONS REGARDING THE PESTS OF SPRING. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
Living Troubles. SOME SUGGESTIONS REGARD ING THE PESTS OF SPUING. Cut this column out and preserve it carefully. The spring is upon us, and insect life will soon be come lively ! So here you may learn how to exterminate unwel come visitors in the shape of ants, beetles, moths, slugs, and the like. ?vot a pleasant- task alw'ays, but it has to be done, and it's the woman's privilege to do it '. Ants.-Damp a sponge, and sprinkle it with sugar. Place it wherever the ants are, and you will find it will soon become choked with them. Plunge it into a gallipot full of boiling water, rinseand clean it, and reset until there are 110 ants left. Camphor on a larder shelf or cupboard will always keep ants away from those parts. Red Ants ara very nasty. Smear a plate with lard, and place some sticks for the insects to crawl up. When you have a plateful, hold it over th9 fire till they drop in. He peat until no more ants appear. BORAX FOR BEETLES. .Beetles.-Get some borax and mix it with Demarara ...
TO SAVE THE WOUNDED. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
TO SAVE THE WOUNDED. On that fatal day, February 27 th, 1381, Majuba Hill was, the scene of a marvellous exhibition of valour, and an escape from death which was truly providential. While Cor poral J oseph Farmer, of the Army Hospital Corps, was attending to the fallen amid a bail of bullets, the doctor and one . of the assist ants were struck down at th£ same moment. Thinking it was the re sult of an accident, he seized a ban dage and waved it in the air, in the hope that the Boers would see it and respect the wounded. He was bitterly mistaken, how ever. The deluge of lead became more and more fierce. A bullet shattered his wrist, and his right arm dropped helpless to his side. "Never mind, I have another," said the brave fellow, as he picked up the bandage with is left hand and waved it aloft. An instant later, this arm, too, was shattered. But, undismayed, he continued signali ng with his maimed arms as best he could, miraculously escaping a hundred deaths, until at last the firi...
To Make a Bookcase. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
To Hake 3 Bookcase. A bookcase such as our first dia gram illustrates when white enam elled looks mnnvkatly well-a fit adornment for any drawing-room, though it may bo constructed in a short time by the veriest amateur in furniture-making-. Prices of >vood differ in different towns, but taking a fair average, the total cost of a bookcase, 3ft. Gin. high and 3ft. long, should not exceed 12s., and this in cludes one shilling for enamel. The ends, shelves and top are cut from wood Jin. thick, while the back boards Ime a thickness of |in. Tho 1 otter should be* yellow pine, for the defects of this stufi will not be noticeable in the position it oc cupies. The shelves may also be of yellow pine ; but it would be better to give one halfpenny a foot more and have them, as the ends and top, of canary, which is a wood with a particularly nice surface. For the sake of example, we have taken it that the bookcase is one having three shelves, 3ft- Gin. high and 3ft. long; but it is scarcely n...
£40 for a Tattooed Head. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
£40 for a Tattooed Head. At one time tuttooed heads fetch ed as mud* as, £30 to £-10 for g-oot} specimens, said Dr. S. H. Harri son, the curator of the Horuiman Museum at Forrest Hill, iu a lec ture on the paint, powder, and per sonal adornments ot" savages. He was describing the ancient Maori custom of tattooing the head, j and said that they always cut oil j the head of anyone slain iu war,' and it was looked upon afterwards J as a sacred object. £n process of time collectors began to purchase these heads, and this led to many murders beirig- committed in order to secure the head and offer it for sale. It then became a practice to . tattoo the heads of slaves, so that they might eventually be killed, and j their heads sold ; but this had long-j since been stopped. The wearing of necklaces and ear-1 rings went back many hundreds of j years amongst every class of .savage [ and the present use of powder and! paint by them was a continuation j of the use of pipeclay and red ochre . ce...
A Gentleman. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
A Gentleman. , , -V It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say ha is one who never inflicts pain. This descrip tion is both refined and, as far as it goes, accurate. He is mainly oc cupied in merely removing- the ob stacles which hinder the free and j unembarrassed action of those about him ; and ho concurs with their movements rather than takes the ini tiative himself. His benefits may be considered as parallel to what j are called comforts or conveniences in arrangements of a personal na ture, _ like an easy chair or a good fire, which do their part in dis pelling cold and fatigue, though na ture provides both means of rest anc' animal heat without them. The true gentleman in like manner carefully avoids whatever may cause those v ]tii whom he is cast-all clashing of opinion, or collision of feeling, all restraint, or suspicion, or gloom, or resentment ; his great concern being to make everyone at their ease and at home. He has . eyes on all his company ; he is tender towards...
SHIN FOR A BACKBONE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 July 1914
SHIN FOR A BACKBONE* Two very unusual operations were performed recently at a New York j hospital. In one case a man whose ! spine was broken some while back ' has had a new lease of life offered him by wluit might be termed "splicing." A strip of bone three inches long was taken from his shin and placed in a groove cut in the broken section of his backbone. The other case was that of a small hoy who fell from a roof top and fractured bis forehead, witli the result that part of his brain was exposed. Alter several weeks of treatment it was decided to substi tute celluloid for the broken bone I as the only chance of saving- his life. The operation has been per 'ormed, and it is iw-v thought that j there is every likelihood of the boy 1 recovering-. "StaudiU'rf- ' "How much do yoTTSvant l'or that dotf ?" "Twenty-three shillings, guv'nor." "Hut you asked me n. pound yesterday." "Yus, but 'es gorn and catdu a chicken since then '' Surnames began to be used first amount the nobility in 1...
Ladies' Column. SELECTIONS FROM THE WORLD'S SMARTEST BEAUTY ARTICLES SIMPLE RECIPES MOST EFFECTIVE. HOW TO DISCARD AN UNSIGHTLY COMPLEXION. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 July 1914
SELECTIONS FROM THE WORLD'S SMARTEST BEATJTY ARTICLES SIMPLE RECIPES MOST EF FECTIVE. HOW .TO DISCARD AN UNSIGHT LY COMPLEXION. How many women oxclaim as they behold their ugly complexion in the mirror, "If I could only tear off this old skin !" and, do you know, it is now possiblo to do that very thing ? Not to actually removo the entire skin all of a sudden ; that would bo too heroic; a method, and painful, too, I imagine. The worn-out. cuticle comes oft" in such tiny particles, and so gradually requiring; about ten days to com plete the transformation-it doesn't hurt, a bit. I^ay by day tho beauti ful complexion underneath comes forth. Marvellous ! No matter how muddy, rough, blotchy, or aged your complexion, you can sure ly discard it hy this simple pro cess. Just get some ordinary mercolised wax at your chemist's, apply nightly like cold cream, washing it off in the mornings.
Shaving Made Easy. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 July 1914
Shaving Made Easy. i No genius 1ms yet arisen and in vented a machine to undress you and tuck you up in bed, but we are getting on ! The unhappy man who daily strug gles with a hard" beard in the chilly hour before breakfast may take cheer from the thought that an electric, razor has been invented by some benefactor. This machine is n safety razor, connected to a motor by means of a flexible shaft. The blades are ac tuated in such a way as to cut the beard by impact, or blows. This means that the razor does not need to he so sharp as in hand-shaving. Another advantage is that soap is not necessary, merely wetting the skin being quite sufficient. A fur ther boon is that it is very much quicker. The after-effects of this method are said to resemble those following a mild face massage. A plug is pro vided for attaching the razor to any ordinary lamp-socket. It sometimes takes a year for the bite of a rat to heal up. 1938.
A Home-made Vise. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 July 1914
A Home-made Vise. While making a box I had sonic dovetailing to do, and as there was no vise on the bench I rigged up a substitute. I secured a board fin. thick, 3in. wide and 20in. long and bored a £-iu. hole through .it, lin. from each end. The board was then' attached to the bench with two screws passing through washers and the two holes in the board into'the bench top. The screws should be of a length suit able to tak&lt;e in the piece to be worked. *
Off the Target. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 July 1914
Off the Target. ?. i Pat and "Murphy, since both had fallen in love with the same wo man, became involved in a deadly feud. There seemed to be only one way of settling the matter-a duel. Pistols were agreed 'upon at twenty; panes. But when the stout Mur-" phy saw his lean adversary facing him, he began immediately to raise objections. "Bedad," he said, "I'm twice as big a target as he is, so I ought, to stand twice as far away from him as he is from me." Pat's "second" treated this amaz ing proposition quite seriously, and for a long while stood thought ful and puzzled. Then : "There's no need for that," he said. "Be aisy, now I'll soon put the matter right." Taking a piece of chalk from his pocket, lie drew two lines down the stout Murphy's coat, leaving a space between them. ."Now,", he remarked, turning to Pat, "blaze away, ye spalpeen, and remember that any hits' outside the' chalk lines don't count!"
Centre of Gravity Experiment. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 July 1914
Centre of Gravity Ex periment. . « This experiment consists of sus pending a. pail of water from a ; stick placed upon a table as shown in the accompanying sketch. In order to accomplish this experi- ; ment, which seems impossible, it is I necessary to place a stick, A, of sufficient length, between the end of the stick on the table and the bottom of the pail. This makes the centre of gravity somewhere near the middle of _the stick on the table, thus holdiug the pail as shown.
THE LARGEST TORPEDO. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 July 1914
THE LARGEST TORPEDO The largest size of torpedo at Prc~ sent manufactured by the principal naval powers is the ISin. White head. Its length is 16ft. l£in. ; |ts weight about two tons, and its dia meter ISin. It is not of. cigar shape* but is spindle-shaped, and it gets its name from the ray fish named tor pedo. . Its effective range depends on the object at which it is discharged, bc-v ing from 1,500 jards at a rapid'?'" nioTing- object, such as a swift crui ser or torpedo-boat destroyer, up to t\000 yards at a breakwater or in mooring. The latest form. of tor pedo, guided bv an instrument call^ a gyroscope, travels at a rate thirty knots. -"Ireland's Own. "Do you think Skinner can make a living out there ?" "Make a living ! Why, he'd nia'se a living on a roc.k in the middle o£ the ocean if there was another on tie rock."
FOOTBALL NOTES SEMI FINAL NORADJUHA V. NATIMUK [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 July 1914
FOOTBALL NOTES SEMIs FINAL NOJRADJLTHA. V. KATiMUK . Tha Ifc^Wjaivgrpuod was the centre of attraction for the distriit football supporters on Saturday as the game to be played there .was the semi- final ! between Noradjuha and Natimnk The large attendance, showed chat the game was anticipated to be very closely contested ?.nd as events hap pened their prediction was .correct. Up to the 6ixal'bell the issue was in doubt. Thosa who stripped for Noradjuha were J and T, Murphy, N McDonald, Forsyth (2), Brown (2), 0 McDonald, Walters, Heaphy, fct.ewart, H Overall, J Whittingham, F Penny, N Sinclair, Plush, J Scott and Blake. - Henry (Capt), Jenkins, V Brown, ' Murphy, Flight Wickbold, E Schunke Lily white, Chequer, Werner, Grohs 2( Ratcliffe, Boustield, C Bray, J Bray, Farley, G Werner were the players for Natimuk. Play opened by Natimnk taking up but Noradjuha returned and soon raised thxee points. Two good shots followed, but G Grolis in goals marked both, Chequer relieved and wing pla...
Yawning as an Exercise. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 July 1914
Yawning as an Exercise. .Yawning is said to have an ex ceedingly healthful function besides having a salutary effect in com plaints of tho pharynx and the eustachian tubes. According to in vestigations yawning is the most natural form of respiratory exer cise, bringing into action all the form of respitatory muscles of tho neck and chest. It is recommended that every per son should have a good yawn with the stretching of the limbs morning and evening for the purpose of ven tilating the lungs and tonifying the respiratory muscles. An eminent authority asserts that this form of gymnastics has a re markable effect in relieving throat and ear troubles, and says that pa tients suffering from disorders of the throat have derived great benefit from it. He says he makes his pa tients yawn, by suggestion or imi tation, or. by a series of deep breaths with the lips partly closed. The yawning is repeated six or seven times, and should be followed by sw'allowing. By this process the air and muc...
THE FARM AND DAIRY. THE COMPOSITION OF CHEESE IN RELATION TO QUALITY. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 July 1914
THE FAR FA ARD DAIRY. THE COMPOSITION OP CHEESE IN RELATION TO QUALITY. In a report of the New York Dairymen's Association for 1831, we find the following statement in an address given by Dr. Robertson "In every case there was a gradual reduction in the quality of cheese when there was a less quantity ol butter-fat in milk. . . . However, this is true also that the increased yield of cheese is not in direct pro portion to the increased percentage of butter-fat ; that is, milk contain ing 3 per cent of butter-fat will yield a certain quantity of cheese, but if you take milk having one third more fat (4 per cent.) it will not yield one-third more cheese. At the same time, such milk is worth one-third more for cheesemaking, and thereby hangs a tale. You see, if it does not yield so much cheese, it yields a quality of cheese so much better that the market value of the cheese from 100 rb. of milk is a third greater than the market value of the cheese in the other case. "Every two-tenths ...
Edenhope News. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 July 1914
Edenhope News. (From our Correspondent) On Wednesday Mrs Cranage underwent an operation at Nhill. It was successfnl and Mess OraDage's condition is improved though still critical Mr Jas Hearne was successfully operated on in Horshuu on Tuesday for appendicitis On Friday next (21th) the Mit chell Ciidiot Trophy is to Ik- pie sentcd to the Ozer.k uinook lea n h* winneis of the lastciieket astociat 01 A conceit und b*l! i> to he hdd i:. tiie evening, ai.d the pioccuus ate towards the Csid.et Association.
IN BORROWED PLUMES. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 July 1914
IN BORROWED PLUMES. The Amir of Afghanistan, smittori with Westernizing notions, insists upon the personages of his Court appearing in European clothes. There are many amusing features about, this craze for European dress, l.'se' is made of cast-off uniforms that may be seen in Kabul is as amazing as it is amusing. The war like Afghan may be seen strutting about even in the stations on the Indian border as proud as a pea cock in a uniform which bears on it the name of a well-known Lon don music-hall. while there are others in the uniforms of English and Continental railway-guards. Frequently it is only a coat that is word, and a pair of brown bare legs complete the outfit. ."You ask my hand in marriage. Aren't you rather ambitious ?" "Yes, but I always did strive for big tliinjgs." From that moment his case Lwas hopeless.
DIPPING THE FLAG. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 July 1914
DIPPING THE FLAG. The salutation given when a vessel lowers or "dips" its flag is one of the oldest and most honourable of all forms of marine greeting. This form of salute has always been demanded by English-speaking seamen, and its exaction has warmed up the hearts and used up the pow der of generations of naval comman ders. In the old days, for a foreign ship, whether merchant or naval, to enter an English port without veiling top sails or dipping its national flag was to run the risk of war, although the profoundest peace existed. Without warning or, argument, the shore defences of a man-of-war would send a round shot across the bows or between the masts of the foreign er, and if the offending flag did* not instantly come down the insolent in truder was brought to her senses by being raked through and through. Such was the reception accQrded by Sir John Hawkins in the sixteenth century to the . Spanish admiral who, in time of peace, sailed into Ports mouth Sound withodt veiling....
MINIMAY NOTES [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 July 1914
MINIf AYNOTES (From onr Correspondent) . &lt;$. . We have been having a spell of. ; dry weather and 3ome veiy severe [frosts have occurred, which consid lerahly retards the . growth of crops ; and grass. Howe'veiv thing;* in gen - eral are looking very wt-ll, and there is a brighter prospect for the coming season The young ladie3 of Minima-y are vhdldi&g(Jiheit' -auuuiilrciviua ball-, to the bachelors on Friday evening, 81st insfc." This, in previous years, has been recognised as one of the most enjoyable soeial functions held in the district, and there is at present every reason to believe that this ball will be quit2 as successful as those held previously. The hon. sees., Misses M. Cross and M Carracher, and i he committee are working hard to have all arrangements in order by that date, and given fine weather the dancers should be well -provided for. The deputation representing the Minimay and Booroopki Kailwav League left for Melbourne on Tues day last, where they...