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WIRTH'S CIRCUS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
WIRTH'S CIRCUS. . -Ugv. The advent of a circus in the dis trict can always be relied upon to attract from far and near, and the Urge crowd under canvas at Wirth's on Monday evening shows there is something about this particular cir cus that carries with it a universal appeal. Everybody was satisfied, for each act combined ingenuity, bravery, and recklessness, and the whole show was perhaps the most wonderful seen in Nhill. In addition to the circus there is a menagerie of wild animals, which embrace lions, tigers, elephants, polar bears, hippopotamus, and others. The performance opened with a grand parade of all nations, followed by Herr Schmidt introducing a troop of full grown pure white Polar bears, performing with two grizzly bears and a boar hound, this item being loudly applauded as Schmidt put them through a series of tricks which was absolutely astound ing. The Hobson Sisters of wire walkers was the next turn that pleased, and each appeared just as much at home on a wire no ...
PERSONAL. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
PERSONAL At the annual London College of Music examinations hi Id at the Bordertown centre on 19 th Decern ber, 1913, there were 11 entries for practical work, and amongst the successful candidates were Miss Ethelwyn Smith, aged 13, eldest, daughtor of Mr Inglis Smith, of Seryiceton. Miss Smith who passed the last examination with honor?, has also secured eight passes in 2Yi years, and has a'-^ uly passed in the University 4r,h grade. Miss Smith's success reflects great credit on her teaohor Miss Kathleen Chute-Erson. The many friends of Mr VVm San ders will be sorry to learn that he is at present confined to his bed at the homestead, Bunyip, suffering" from a severe attack of pleurisy, but the latest report is that he i8 improving. Mr R. M. Benaett. solicitor, of Ade laide, will arrive in Nhill this evening per motor car, and will thca truck it At the local railway station for Adelaide, as he does not intend to run the motor, which is valued at LlOOO, over the 90 mile desert, west ...
ANTWERP. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
ANTWERP. From Our Own Correspondent. The Xmas and New Year's Day holi days passed off rather quietly this yoar, on account of the very rough, windy weather on tho 2oth December. Very few ventured out as it was a day to be remembered to those who had appoint ments. On New Year's Day a good many availed themselves of an outing— many campers and " attempted '' fishing parties were to be seen along the river basks. By some unaccountable means? the p'Tch, which must be very plentiful in the river, will not bite this season. The wheat harvest is just about over, and as not many have cl- aned up yet, much cannot be said about the yield. The sample has not been as good as in former years. Tho station yard has straggling loads coming in, but no rush has occurred. There are four buyers hero at present, and each has a founda tion laid in prospect of a large stack. The price of wheat is 3s l^d to 3s 1%&lt;1 Tho Rev -Eiper, Presbyterian minister of Jeparit, preached his farewell termon o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
Fishing Tackle at McNeeB — New qtock double and single spinners, spoons to guimp, floaters all sizes, Fine different sizes in hooks. Hooks to gut the best quality obtainable M"Nee, the jeweller, Victoria Street, Nhill.* WE1.L STKOXG. Wliafc a grand thing it is for women to feel well and strong'? The Ladies' College of HopJUi lias brought forward a home, treatment that has restored thousands to health at a trilling cost. Those interested can find out all about it it they send two penny stamps to Dept. '11, Ladies' College of Health, 46 Elizabeth St., Melbourne.
GLENLEE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
6LENLEE -:o (From our own correspondent). Harvesting operations are fast nearing completion, the majority of farmers having finished stripping, though a good deal of winnowing remains to be done. Seven bags per acre appears to be an average crop of wheat, whilst one or two instances of nine bags to the acre are reported. On the other hand one also hears of crops yielding only three and four bags per acre. A. few teams are to he seen on the road* laden with wheat, and doub'lessly carting will be general in a week or two. Sightly points of rain were regis tered here for December, as against 1.42 inches for the same month in 1912. The total for the. year just ended if» 16.65 inches, as compared with 14.78 inches for. the previous year. The holiday season passed off fair ly quietly. The special services held at the Ni Ni and Ni Ni Well Luther an churches at (Jhrisi mas w&lt;.-re, how ever, splendidly attended, and great ly appreciated by the children who, as usual, were speciall...
WHAT IS CANCER? THE ORIGIN OF THE MOST DREAD DISEASE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
WHAT IS CANCER P THE ORIGIN OF THE MOST DREAD DISEASE. " What is cancer, anyway ?" asks ono of our readers after expressing interest in the several articles on tha subj *ct of alleged cancer cures ap pearing recently in Life." An an swer cornea to hand in the current "British Weekly.'' A medical corre spondent writes in that jiurnal: Tho mode of origin of cancer is as follows :—Every portion of the body is built up of tiny bricks called c- Us. The cells are of different shapes and different; consistency. There are hard, fid t cells on the sur faced'the skin; soft stellate cells in the brain, with long expansions called nervee; tough, elongated cells in the tendons; tall, columnar cells lining the digestive organs—but everywhere there are cells, the smallest expression of life. Cells contain. a nucleus floating in a granular fluid, and the lower, less differentiated cells can divide into two. The nucleus undergoes changes, then it divides, and the whole cell divides and two cells res...
CRUSHING REBUKE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
CRUSHING REBUKE. In the early days of railways, on some of the lines smoking was not allowed at all, either in the trains or on the station buildings. One day a station-master of a large station, a man noted for his conceit and pomposity, descried a gentleman facing the platform with a cigar in his mouth. Ho at once accosted the offender and requested him forthwith to stop smoking. The gentleman took no notice of this command, but con tinued to walk, emitting a silvery cioud. The station-master asked him to stop smoking more peremptorily than before; but still the owner of the Havana maintained a provoking dis regard. A third time the order was repeated, accompanied with the threat that if the obstinate sinner did not obey he would be handed over to the tender mercies of the porters. The stranger took no more heed than before, so at last the official, completely losing his temper, pulled the cigar out of the smoker's mouth and flung it away. This violent act produced no more cffect ...
A WEIRD PROCESSION. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
A WEIRD PROCESSION. Five hundred snake-charmers, sounding weird notes on their pipes, formed the unusual yet picturesque procession that followed to his grave Katch Sarak, a man of big renown in bis business, who died in terrible ! agony as the result o£ a cobra bite received while practising his profes sion in the neighborhood of Garden Reach, India." "Guru," or god, he had become dub bed by the people amongst whom he lived, such was his influence over poisonous reptiles. His services were sought recently by a neighbor who had missed many fowls from his com pound. Going at dusk one day, the snake-charmer discovered a cobra of unusual size amongst the birds, so formidable, in fact, that he postponed his attempt to capture it until day light, when he was successful in se curing it. Instead of dispatching the snake at once, he took it to the local bazaar for the edification of the natives. On attempting to extract its fangs, the cobra wriggled free and darted at its captor, who was bi...
The Two Financiers. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
The Two Financiers. One day two London finanoiers who ! were partners, discovered that an office boy in their employ had been tampering with the petty caBh. One oE them was so much enraged that he desired to send for the police forthwith, but the other was a calm and just man. He took a imore moder ate and human view of the situation. "Nay, nay, partner," he said, let us always remember that we hegan in a small way ourselves." -During a winter visit to Florida, An drew Carnegie attended a service in a little negro church. When the contri bution plate came around, Mr. Carne gie dropped a five-dollar bill upon it. After the contents of the plate had been counted, the clergyman arose and announced: "Brethren and sisteren, the collection this evening seems to figure up six dollars and forty-four cents; and if the five-dollar bill contributed by the gentleman from the North is genu L ine, the repairs on the sanctuary will begin immediately."
MARRYING RECORDS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
MARRYING RECORDS. Women, as a rule, are more given to the marrying habit than men, though no woman has reached the world's marrying record made by George Vitzoif, the notorious bigam ist, whose marriages totalled over 100. In one week he went through eight ceremonies. Almost as strange a case was that of a Kussian woman condemned to Siberia not long ago. She had been married to twenty husbands and had treated them all alike, running away from each in turn and taking all their portable property with her. She was a most attractive woman, and highly educated. A woman named Schineyer, of j. ennsylvania, was sent to prison not long ago lor bigamy. Though she * was only twenty-seven years old, she had married twelve men in ten years. Her only comment in court was that she liked them all. ■ A Boer woman named De Beers, I whose sixth husband died recently, is the proud mother and stepmother of forty-nine children, while her grand children number 270. Four of her six husbands were widowers, ...
DAD. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
DAD. By Walt Mason. Dad ambles home at close of day, and, though he's tired and sore, he joins the children in their play upon bhe cottage floor. He seems to share in lull the glee that stirs their hope ful hearts. A' dad adjustable is he, a dad of many .parts. Now he is slain in mimic wars and proves a lovely corpse; and now he is a train 't cars, again he is a horse. He is a rooster or a mouse, a monarch or a gnome— it's always Christmas in the House when good old dad comes home! And when he's tired of ibeing all the creatures in the zoo he leans his chair against the wall and talks an hour or two. Who ever heard such wondrous tales as dad knows how to tell? Of palaces in far-oil vales, where mighty giants dwell; of maiden stolen from her 'bower, of knight in brave array, who dares the frowning giant's power and'takes the maid away. And so he talks until each tot is nodding in his c' air; it's always Christmas in the opt when good old dad is there! December's final week departs a ...
CARE OF CREAM. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
CARE OF CREAM. For .the factory manger to turn out a first-grade butter he requires the help of the farmer. The cream must be delivered in the best order pos sible. Cleanliness in the dairy is an essential condition. Cream cans are returned washed, but it is very neces sary that they should be thoroughly cleansed and scalded again at the farm before use. For segarating, a special room should bo provided, at least 30 yards to windward of the milking shed, have a concrete floor, be provided with good drainage, well ventilated, and have a good supply of water. The milk should be separated as soon as possible, and while the animal heat is in the milk. The cream should at oncc be cooled to the lowest possible temperature; and, as the water required is small, this should present no serious difficulty. Under no circumstances should cream from one skimming be mixed with cream from another skimming unless it has first been well cooled. The most unsatisfactory of all suppliers is the man who ...
DOGS AND MOVING PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
DOGS AND MOVING PICTURES. A moving-picture show was recent ly given in London to determine what ellec L a cinematograph picture had on the intelligence o£ animals. A series or motion pictures were reeled off in a darkened room before an audience of prize dogs. First some pictures o£ a dog show were run through. The 1 dogs walked up and had a look at. i it, and turned away, obviously bored and uninterested. Evidently the sub ject was too familiar. They woke up, However, when an elephant came splashing into a pool ot water and ap peared to &lt;be walking iuto the room. A massive bulldog made a dash tor the screen. With his" head up and ears pricked, he got ready to attack, and uie wliole audience 'barked and bayed in blood-curdling discord. Pictures of birus also irritated them, but when otiier animals were shown they quick ly recognised that they were not look ing at the real thing, and in a few seconds quieted down completely. The general result of the experiment seemed to b...
AN EXTRAORDINARY WILL. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
AN EXTRAORDINARY WILL. At au inquest held recently at Mas tertou (New Zealand) on the body o£ Mr. Robert J. Ewington, one of the most remarkable wills 011 record was produced. A witness stated that when he arrived at the spot where deceased was found Ewington asked him to get his field-glass case and rifle. The dy ing man said: "I have written on them," and asked witness to read the writing to him. Deceased then asked witness to copy the 'writing and send it to his brother Charles at Masterton. The writing on the field-glass case, which &lt; had been scratched -with a piece of | wire or a nail, was as follows:— i "Look after Maudie and the child ren. Look after things, Will. H. ap point R. Dagg and Charley.—(Signed) Boh." On the same case were scratched the words, "Hard luck!—Bob." On the butt of the rifle there were scratch ed these words:— . 'tear Charley,—Give Will Harding every chance, and he will help Maude and ray family. Put him on the right road.—(Signed) Bob." There...
TAXING BACHELORS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
1 ' TAXING BACHELOR®. In Memphis, Tenn., bachelors are taxed to maintain a summer house for sick babies and their mothers. The amount of the tax is determined by the "income, eligibility, and general attractiveness of said bachelor, due deductions being made for overweight, baldness, loss of one eye, and general disposition." The usual tax assessed is five dollars, which is collected in the | following manner. The law provides that "no unmarried male arrived at the age of twenty-one years shall be allowed on the streets of Memphis af ter 9 o'clock p.m., or to court, visit, or accompany an unmarried woman to any place of amusement," unless he has paid the tax. He must present a bachelor's licence on demand of any unmarried woman, married man, or police officer. If he can't or won't, he is liable to a fine of twenty-five to fifty dollars. A number resisted payment and were brought before the police magistrate and lined double the amount of the tax. Now everybody is paying cheerfully. ...
DAIRYING SUGGESTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
DAIRYING SUGGESTIONS. The following suggestions are the experience o£« Mr. W. M. llider,, of the Winona. Agricultural College, U.S.A.: Test your 'herd for economic produc tion. Weigli milk from each cow night and morning, one day each month. 'Take ^'samples of each milking_and test it for butter fat. Knowing the'milk and fat given in one day, use these figures as an aver age day's production for the current month, and, 'by multiplying the milk and fat produced '.by the number of days 111 the month, you obtain the total amount of milk and butter fat (in ■poundsJ produced for one month. Weigh feed fed on day of test, and from the cost of each feed figure the cost of feed fed each cow on day of test. From I he daily cost of feed per cow, compute the cost of her feed for one month. If the milk is sold as milk, compute the' value of each cow's milk for the month at the market price received. Knowing the money value of each cow's milk for the month, and the cost i of her feed, one can fin...
Too True. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
Too True. There is a happy mean in every thing. It is said that a shrewd old lady heard her married daughter say: "If my husband doesn't do such and such a thing, he'll find himself in hot water." "My child," said the old ltvdy, "a man is like an egg. Kept In hot water a little while he may bail soft, but keep him there long and he hardens!"
Too Much for the Ghost. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 9 January 1914
Too Much for the Ghost. ' Archbishop Thomson once "laid" a ghost in a very simple way. Staying at a. country house, with traditions of a family ghost, he was put up for the night in the "haunted chamber." In the morning his hosts were anx ious to know if he had seen anything. "Oh, yes," he replied; "about twelve o'clock I heard a knock at the door. I said, 'Come in, come in.'" "And did he come?" "Yes; an old sallow-looking man." "Yes, that is our ghost! What did you do?" "I got out of bed and asked if he belonged to the house. He nodded as sent. I asked him if he were a par ishioner. He nodded again. Then I said, .'I am anxious to build some new schools; will you give me a subscrip , tioii?' He disappeared and I saw him no more!" The teacher was addressing his pu pils on the subjects of laziness and idleness. He drew a terrible picture of the habitual loafer—the man who dis likes work and who 'begs for all he gets. "Now, John," said the teacher to a little boy iwho had been very ina...