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THE INDUSTRIOUS MOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
THE INDUSTRIOUS MOU8E. Many rears ago a studious Scotsman named David Hutton proved that stores of tho profitable energy were go ing to waste among those tiny but activo folk, the ordinary domestic mico. In tho summer of 1812 I had occa sion (ho wrote) to ho in Perth. While inspecting the toys and trinkets that were manufactured hy tho French pris oners in the depot there, my attention was attracted by n little toy house with a wheel in tho gablo that was running rapidly round, impelled bv the activ ity of a common mouse. For one shil ling I purchased, tho house, tho mouse and the wheel. But how to apply half-ounce power, which is tho weight of. a mouse, to a useful purpose was tho difficulty. At length the manufacture of sewing thread seemed the most practicable. Tho investigator found that an ordin ary mouse would run on tho average ten and n-half milos a day; ho had ono mouse that ran tho remarkable distanco of eighteen, miles in that time. A half penny's worth of oatmeal was suf...
Orange Blossoms. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
Orange Blossoms. The marriage of Mr. A. W. Smith '■vno comes from Forfar, Scotland, and j Miss Ida Cummings, sixth daughter of -Mr. and Mis. -John Cummings, of Yarratu, was celebrated in the local Presbyterian Church on Wednesday ' morning by the Uev. W. It. Cunning ham, in the presence of a number of relatives and friends. The bride, who was given away by her brother, was very prettily attired in a dress of ivory silk, draped and trimmed with verv line lac, adorned with French knots and tiny sprays of orange blossom. She carried a pretty bouquet of white sweet peas and roses, and wore the usual veil and mob cap. The sister of the bride, Miss Alice Cummings, at tended as bridesmaid, and wore a white embroidered muslin in Maygar style with lace frillings and soft satin belt. She wore a mob cap and carried a wreath of shaded pink roses tied with pink ribbon. Mr. I "red. Collis, junr., acted as best man. The wedding march was played by Mrs. (leo. Cox. After the interesting ceremony the...
ALBERTON SHIRE COUNCIL. THURSDAY'S MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
ALBERTON SHIRE COUNCIL. THURSDAY'S MEETING. •Present:—Crs. Power (president), Harlow, Hurry, Cliristensen, Faliov, Nightingale. O'Connor. CiMini'.'.S'l'ONtlKNCK. Department of Lands and Survev uniting attention of Council to pre vious letter re application for road access to allot. (11 i„ the parish of M onwrou, and re&lt;]iiesting an earlv r.. ply.—Engineer to report. J . Same, re water reserve adjoini.. allot. 1 1, parish of Carra jung, statin" that papers in the case were 8CIll £ the Land Olliecr at Sale. On return of same to Department Council will be further advised.—Received. Same, re Council's application for a grant of X-!;") to crcct a landin"--ii:ttv at Snake Island point, statin" 't|mt same has bee,, referred to the Tourist committee.—Received. Same, re application 0f COUll(.n (o close kallady s road, and transferrin" sann: to A. C. and ]•'. jM. Davis — Held over. Department of Public Works, re roads in parish of Wilh.ng, stating that a deput.itioii from residents...
YARRAM TELEPHONE EXCHANCE. LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
YARRAM TELEPHONE EXCHANCE. LIST OF SUi3SCRIBERS, No. 1. C. .1. StockweU „ 2. W. E. Pratt's Livery Stables ,, 3. Co-operative Big Store „ 4. Dr. Porn „ 5. V. S. Lalor „ 6. B.P.Johnson ,, 7. Moore & Co., "Tooloonook." ,, 8. O'Connor, Little & Field „ 9. Dr. Rutter „ 10. Shiro Hall „ 11. Sweeney Bros. & Connor „ 12. Nurse Lawless Private Hos pital. 13. STANDARD Office „ 14. Swan's Yarrani Hotel ,, 15. Miss Croinhie. ,, 1(). B. l'i. Buckley, "Quatru Bras." „ 17. O. F. Mason. „ 18. W. C. Growse. „ 19. Alherton Railway „ 20. R. P. Nioo! „ 21. C. E. King-Church. ,, 22. Yarram Butter Factory.
SPEED OF ANIMALS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
SPEED OF ANIMAL8. It is believed that no animal has ever^ exceeded tho speed which can be attained by the horse. Instantaneous photographs of one famous specimen showed thy full length of a complete stride to bo about twenty-six feet. The haro has not in reality the speed of tho dog. Tho dog, on tho other hand, does not attain tho speed of the horse. The giraffo is Raid to run at tho rate of fiftoon yards per second under the most favorable conditions. Tho ele phant, going at tho rato of two yards a second, carries n weight approximatc ing to that carried by six horses.
A BIRD'S LOVE DANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
A BIRD'S LOVE DflNOE. In tropical South America, and on pomo of the islands of tho Pacific, there is to bo found tho beautiful bird known ns tho jacana. It is famous for its so called love dance, which is executedbv tho malo birds to excite th* admira tion of tho female birds. "When the mating season approaches tho jacana will single out its favorite and try to win her admiration with nil its bewitch ing manoeuvres. In the dance tho wings aro spread out and worked in such a manner that tho bonutiful-^olorod fea thers produco a brilliant effect. A woman entered a dentist's ofiico to have soveral teeth extracted^ and after talking it over with the dentist, agreed to take gas. "You wilt bo unconscious for only a few minutes," she was reassured. The woman took her pocket-book out and began to count her mo*iey. "Never mind thai now," said the den tist. "You do not have to pay until "T wasn't going to -nay you." ex plained the woman. "I was going to pount mv money I" I've finished." Wife:...
VEST POCKET ESSAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
VEST POOKET ESSAYS. By Gcorgo Fitch. The Atlantic Ocean is tlio second largest collection of wetness on tii-. globe. It is 20,000 miles long, CM inilcs -wide, and so deep in spots that tho tallest man who ever lived would havo five miles to go before reaching bottom, after getting in ovvr his head, 'l'ho Atlantic Ocean reaches from the effcto ruim of antiquity on tho east to tho electric-lighted prospectuses uf to-morrow on the west. It is cooled Uv the mountainous icebergs of the polar regions, and heated at the equator In itio overlasting sun, being thus plemi fully supplied with hot and cold watt--. It splashes restlessly upon tho fever ladeu jungles of Africa, caresses Eng land with its fogs, and is perfumed hv tho orchid jungles of Brazil. The wild African plunges into it off Liberia, tl»j Eskimo chases tho polar bear through its surf off Greenland, and at Nnrra gansett tho millionairess dives in front, of a thousand cameras. It brings tin: mackerel to Norway, tho sardine to Fr...
MORTICIANS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
MORTICIANS. Long nco, -when man departed from tin's earth to fn^o his MnVnr. then his loved ones, broV.m-hoMrtod cMled flu* village undertaker: now when man's in that condition. dead ns death can over walco him. people summon the morti cian to embalm and undertake him When mv board becins to harbor wrens arid robins, ereat and lessor. T consult tho nearest harbor, not tonsorial pro fessor. When T liavo porno news that ortor printed bo. to stir men's wonder. I rinsr up a crood reporter—not a jour nalist, hv thunder! When tho snr ; freon and phvsiVinn dn their "worst and i Vavo mo dvine T will murmur: "No I mortician round mv carcase shall come I prviner! When I'm cirriod to ftod'-&lt; aero, see tho doiners aro cond"oted bv a rood old undertaker on old-fashioned lines constructed 1'' How T hnto those fanrv handles men adopt, to soothe their vitals; thov aro hut dull-wifted vandals -«*bo roiect time-honored titles. He is safest, sanest, smartest, who es chews all sonnd'nfr linc...
CHAPTER V. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
CHAPTER V. There -was no need to quit the Town Hall to reach the police-station, and presently Quconic found herself in a room with Joynson Palmer and a couple of police-inspectors. Quite mo chanically ehc noted an array of high ly-polished handcuffs and leg-chains over the mantelpi-Z.-e A window in one wall looked out on the station hall. It was the inspectors' room, and th«> door opened into a corridor lined on j either side with cells. There was a faint odor of disinfectants in the air. "Beg pardon, miss," said one of the inspectors, "hut you mustn't discuss J the rights and wrongs of the case with ' Mr. Stanmore. He said something under his breath • to his colleague, who quitted the room, flis feet rani: echoing! v on the stone flags of the corridor. Joynson Palmer strolled to the -window looking out in to the station ball, stared out, and blew, rather than whistled, a tune from comic opera. Somehow it afford ed his human feelings relief. Though 1 he was a solicitor, he posse...
The Heart of a Girl. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER IV. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
The Heart of a Girl. By HENRY FARMER, Author of "The Monoy-Lendcr," "12a Quiltry Street," "Bondage," etc. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER IV. Ivest morning Qjuceiiio was up at day break. Mrs. Prico camo iii when slio heard her moving about. "X thought I wouldn't wako your father, Queenie, to say good-bye to you. What with shock and reverses, he was quite worn out last night." When Mrs. Price, becoming more lachrymose, questioned the wisdom of Queenie gcjing to Hasted, knowing what they were at Voile's, and seeiDg that the evening papers would proba bly contain full information, Queenie used hot words, and said she was go ing. She was just leaving with Beryl, and had bidden her mother good-bye, when Philip shuffled from his bed room, wearing a shabby overcoat over his pyjamas, and wished her good bye. He was awfully sorry to worry her at such a time; but he had an appoint ment with Mr. Thorne at eleven o'clock. His clothes were fairly de cent, but he hadn't a clean shirt or a collar t...
The Economical Housewife. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
Tho Economical Housewife. Mr. Summers was .very fond of trout fishing, and each year tried to have at least a week of pood sport. The dnv before he was to start on his long-look ed-for vocation his wife entered the room smiling, and showing her husband some sticky speckled papers. "For goodness sake,'* he exclaimed, "what- are you doing with those old fly papers?" "Why, T saved them for you from last season!" she replied. "Yon know you slid you alwavs had to buy flies when vou went fishing!" When Mark Twain, in his early days, was editor of a* Missouri paper, a su perstitious subscriber wrote to him say ing that he had found a spider in his naper, and asking him whether that was a sign of good luck or bad. The humorist wrote hi?i this answer and print&lt;xl it:— "Old Subscriber.—Finding a spider in vour paner was neither good hick nor bad luck for you. The spider was merely looking over our paper to see "•Inch merchant is not advertising. that he can go to that store, spin h...
MAKING LACE GOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
MAKING LACE QOLD. Ordinary laces may bo made very beautiful by apnlving to ^ them coat of gilt paint. To do this gilding lay the lfico perfectly flat over a clean pieco of blotting pnper and apply with a brush. Let one side dry. turn and re poat the process on the othec side. Tf riocossary. apply two coats of paint. Silver and copper can be applied in the same way. Lace treated thus is lorelv for all sorts of fancy work, besides trimming for gown nud hat.
EVERYTHING MARKED. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
EVERYTHING MARKED. All linens are marked with the irtf | tials or monogram of their owner to ! day. Every hostess js careful to see ! that her table linens and towels come in for particular attention. The hand towels are embroidered with more or less elaborateness. On guest towels two-inch letters are embroidered to match the other embroidery. On larger towels three-inch letters are in good taste. Turkish towels aro all lettered now. Some of them have the monogram or initial woren with the fabric. In oth ers the initials arc embroidered in color to match the bars that form the bor der, on a small circle of linen. This is inset in one end of the towel-. Still others are marked in cross-stitch of bic French knots-of colored cotton. Face cloths aro embroidered to match the* towels. Those made of crash arc em bvoidorod like the bath towels, others lik&lt;» the hand towels. There is no essential difference in th* lettering that marks table linen and household linen, excepting in ...
SEIZING AN OPPORTUNITY. A Student's Predicament. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
SEIZING AN OPPORTUNITY. A Student's Predicament. Out of the poverty of bis ch'.Idhouu, an energetic young ielIow had fought his way through the University. After graduation he felt he must see Europe, and with the little accumulation he had he "crossed the Pond," trusting to good luck to get him home again. Bu! his trip of sightseeing over, he found himself in Liverpool without money and with no means of getting any. He thought he would just go down to the steamer, go on board, and see how it would seem if only tie were going home. As he wandered over the big linei his attention was attracted by a cry ing baby. The mother was travelling alone, and while she was attempting to see to all the thousand and one details incident to the beginning o! ah ocean trip, the baby had resented the absence of attention and was cry ing. The mother was at her wits' end. The stranded youth's kind heart prompted him to say, "Let me take the baby, madam. Perhaps I can keep him quiet until your preparati...
THEATRICAL REMINISCENCES. A Property Man's Experience. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
THRATRICAL REMINISCENCES. A Property Man's Experience. The old property-man seated himsel" on i. moss-covered stump while ivaiting tor the play to begin, and Id response to my question, said: "Mistakes will occur, and things will get mixed cp in the theatrical business as well as in any other. I remember one season, in an American town, when I was with a company playing a rural piece called 'The Coun try Farm.' Everything real, you know —real cows, horses, chickens, and all that sort of stuff. One act was in the city, and there were real tire-en gines, cable-cars, ferry-boats, police men, and such like. Good play, and took in money by the barrelful, but hard work for me. Had to ^uy fresh vegetables for the cows to eat in full view of the audience, and look after ' whole raft of such things. "One night out at ZanesvIIie, Ohi-i Just as the curtain went up, the bay mule, which appeared in the first tab leau, kicked the brass cannon used In the Fourth of July scene. He was a powerful ki...
A STROKE FOR A THRONE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
A STROKE FOR A THRONE. Eizabeth Petrowna. daughter of Peter the Great, v.-as the natural suc cessor to her brother, Peter II., on the Russian throne By the Matter's will, however, the empire passed to a eous' in, Anne of Courland, who handed It on at her death to a nephew, Ivan, two vears of age. Ivan was proclaimed Czar, and his parents, the Duke and Duchess of | Brunswick, appointed themselves Re. ■rents during his minority: but their administration was extremely unpopu lar in Russia and distasteful to the other European Powers. The Princess Elizabeth continued to reside at Court, apparently uninter ested in affairs of State until the dan* gers oT her position were made clear to her. As the dynastic heir to the throne and the idol of the people, she I was the object of the Regents' .ieal- I ousv and suspicion. Secret informa- j tion compelled her to choose between ] a desperate stroke for the crown that rightfully belonged to her, or the cer tainty of death on the scaffold. Stirre...
CASH REWARDS FOR UGLY WOMEN. Some Quaint Charities. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
CASH REWARDS FOR UGLY WOMEN. Some Quaint Charities. A well-known bachelor who died the' other day at Frankfort, Germany, lett an endowment tor an annua! prize of £25 to the man who leads the ugliest woman to the attar, (f the bride is lame as well as unprepossessing, the groom will receive an additional sum ot £5. This reminds us that the town ot Haschmann. In Germany, has a sys tem of rewarding lovers who marry girls who have little or 110 personal attractions. A well-Known financier lett a sum of money to the town au thorities to provide dowries for the plainest woman under thirty married In Haschmann every year, a cripple, and four women under forty who had been Jilted several times. Some years ago a merchant of Ken tucky, U.S.A., instructed his execu tors to invest a certain sum of money and divide the interest every year—on their wedding days—among live Am erican girls who wore possessed of heads o( "reddish-gold" hair. The founder of this marriage portion died a bachelor, and ...
THE AMATEUR'S NEED OF ADVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
THE AMATEUR'S NEED OF ADVICE. Amateur poultry-keepers must not expect to succeed and find everything to go on smoothly at the first with out the aid of advice from some ex perienced person. This needs to be clearly understood. Thero is a groat deal of knowledge to be acquired in the work of poultry-keeping, and there is no one who knows so much that cannot still learn more, even af ter having had years of practical ex perience. Fanciers of wide experience are generally glad of hints from oth ers as to their ways and methods, and are ready and willing still to learn. Beginners, however, are often too self reliant, and will neither ask for ad vice nor vot take it if it is offered freely. The result is they make many blunders often beforo they have well begun, and thus blight their prospects of success completely. i "A good beginning is half tho bat tle." But to be self-reliant and plunge hastily into the work without thought and care at the start is only to pave the way to failure.- L...