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WILL LAST FOR CENTURIES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 5 June 1914
WILL LAST FOR CENTURIES. From time to time discussions arise aa to the probable duration of our conl jupply. Questioned on the subject recently, an expert gave it as his opinion that at the present rate of consumption it .vould lost at least 350 roars longer, even if the mines are not carried to a lower depth than -lliOU feet. As, however, it is regard**] ay probable that mining ran be carried on -at a considerably lower depth, this period may be much extended. Apart from this, however, th« mthority pointed out that as time ^oes on we shall prow far more econo mical in our use of coal than at pre sent, as discoveries arc heinp made and -itiiised in the direction ot obtaining tho maximum of heat from the fuel, fn this connection lie referred to the enormous waste of heat that takes place in the case of the ordinary do mestic prate, which in course of tima .rill inevitably give place to more scientific contrivances, thus adding greatly to the time the cnal will laot.
Home-made Vise. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 5 June 1914
Home-made Vise. All ordinary monkey wrench that has been discarded is used in mak ing this \ ise. The wrench is sup ported l>y two I.-shaped pieces of iron, fastened with a rivet through the end jaw, and these in turn are boiled or serewed to (lie bench. The handle end is held down with a staple. The inside taw is used in clamptinq; and is operated with the thumb screw of the wrenrh. Two h«dos b«»n.'d through the thumb A Swivel Dench Visr piece will greatly facilitate setting up the iuw.s lightly by using a small rod in the holes as a lever. The vise may he marie into a s^ing vise i." the wrench is mounted mi 11 board which is swung on a 1 n>11 at one 011(1 and held with a pin at ? the other ns shown in the illustra- i tion. Various holes bored in the bench on an arc will permit the board to be set at any aiurb*. A hevonshire huh* once ««enl to her sun a pair of trousers by book post, which is. of course, cheaper than parcel post.. The postal oHicials wrote to her, "Clothes ca...
HAPPY INSTINCT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 5 June 1914
HAPPY INSTINCT. 11 Not long ft^o, a certain farmer, **ell known for his volant temper, mod a local horse dealer in the county ...uurt. lie had bought a horse, which the dealer lmd guaranteed to be "quiet co ride and drive," and ho now sought to recover the amount pa:d for the animal. , In wtnt.inc* Vnt» rase. Fanner TTothead J lost lutnv v\nn *>»*.-. »»«A / f :k] to bo frequently admonished by [ tije j»dt;o. One of the witnesses for (he* dofmra, * former owner of the horse in &lt;juefl» .?on, dechu-ed ("hat the animal tra* " abtfolutejv without vice." " A3 ncainst that." obserred the j«id::o. " Farmer Hothead asserts that the animal is vicious-that it ran *\mv. and smashed his trap to Bplia U>rs " " Wll.1* said tlie witness, "1 crviMn't have believed that ho would h.Te r»»n away from anybody, hut after what" I've seen of tho nlaintiS to-day I think it likely he «id run m»--,v-and 'anc me if l ean blnino the "oss . Tt wasn't vice, though; it waj i happy instinct !" The ...
An Audacious Postmaster. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 5 June 1914
An Audacious Postmaster. y Ho was a postmaster, and rats in lii.M olhre wore playing havoc with the letters and postal packets; so ter wi'iit on till about six months 1 later, when In; was older and greyer, ho received oilieial permission to. keep ;i couple of cats and provide for their cost in milk. For ;t month all wont well ; but then he was compelled (o forward to headquarters this ominous mes sage : "I have the honour to inform you the senior cat is absent without, leave. What, shall I do V" The rats were busy again, and it was impossible to wait, another six; | months, so lie took the matter in i Ibis own stroiin- hands, and wrote: ' 1 "Re absent rat. I have promoted ; (he junior cat, and have tuk«Mi into i (lovornmenf. servire a probat ionarv j rat on fail rations." \ The "powers that be" are still marvelling at his audacity. i
The Soundograph. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 5 June 1914
The Soundograph. 1 A veritable box of tricks is . a oflec.tn ur>cd in conjunction with tho operation or moving-picture ma chines. I'roducing tho sounds which take place In real lite, it ndtls to the realism of the scenes depicted on tho screen. J.ly operating twenty-seven different dcvircs, fifty-four effect:! ran he produced with it, among them tho tramping or running 01 horse?, a thunderstorm, the wash of tho Mirf, rain, wind, Jocomotivo exhaust, train whistle, automobile, fire ap paratus in action, running wafer, crash of glass or dishes, fnll ot heavy articles, the firing of arms from a single shot to a fusillade, and nianj- others. The instrument Is 3ft. Gin. in height.
Too Great a Test. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 5 June 1914
Too Great a Test. The professor was giving a lecture on phrenology, and had asked a boy to step forward to act as a sub ject. After a careful examination of the lad's cranium, ho turned to the audience, and said : "LadicB and gentlemen, one pro tuberance on the boy's head 13 par ticularly well developed. It is tho hump of philoprogcnitivcness. Iu this case it doubtless proves that tho drar lad has a deep affection for his parents." Turning to the boy, ho asked, per suasively : "Isn't that true, my lad ?" The boy hesitated a moment before replying. Then ho blurted out : "Please, sir, I likes inuvver all right ; but I ain't sure of farver." "Why, my lad, how is that 7" asked tho professor. "Well, sir, if you ruust know," finished the lad, "that thcro bump as^you're a-fneling of is whore farvor hit me Inst nfghfc with the bucklo end of his bolt."
CARE OF THE HANDS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 5 June 1914
&lt; . A U K OK 'I'll!-: I! A N I >S. &lt;"ir hands should receive aUrvu'jon of course, but the studied care shown by some persons is tiresome when we see them eont inually exam ining (Ivir dibits as if they were objects oi' i*reat intrinsic value, ad miring and thrusting them continu ally on the notice of others by so doim;\ It is preseunied that per sons of refinement will keep th«'*ir hands in a presenlaMe condition, and no ma'ter what the occupation may b&lt;\ with ordinary attention this may easily bo done. There is an old rhyme that would appear to divorce this cle.n nline.s.s from in dustry : " Heller have blark hands, and plenty of mciit, Than ever such while ones, ami no thing t&lt;"> eat." True, but as soap is cheap and water plentiful, onee the tafrk is Cnliip lei ed there is no e.TL'USe for dirts* hands. It has been said thai the splendid health characteristic of the dews is partly duu to thu in variable custom oi washing their h.-im...
BOLOGNA SAUSAGES—IMITATION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 5 June 1914
110I.0GXA SAlTSAl!ICS-IMITA TION. Ingredients : Two pounds loan beef, two pounds of loan pork, one pound of finely chopped suet, a little powdered thyme and maoo, sumo, pepper, and fat bacon tthis cat in to strips), o\-skins, and brine. Method : Simmer the meat, until tender, then- chop it Jine and pass im-rt.n-i. iiu-ii well ;ui(l |Mf per, and very sparingly with thyme and mare. Press t h*- mixture firmly inti) the prepared «»x-ski:e-, and when tilling intersperse with strips of baron. Tie the skins into nine inch lengths. Let. (hem remain in M'ine fur (en days. Then smoke ihe sausages; serve cut. into slices. They will take three weeks to smoke.
What Martial Law Means. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 5 June 1914
What Martial Law Means. Tho groat EKiko of Wellington voiced tho cluo to what hn pponed In South Africa when ho Haiti : "Mnrtinl law menns no law at nil, but the will ot tho general till tho ordinary law con bo either establish ed or restored." Even ill times of jieacc all civilians nre in some senses uubjcct to mili tary law, innsmnch as for illegiti mate sale or wear of Army uni forms or medals Ihpy could bo pro ceeded against, to s-ay nothing of their obligations under the Army Billeting Act. But under strict martial law a commander may order u curfew bell to ring, after which hour any in habitant found with a light in his house or in the streetB woi'ld bo liable to arrest. Looters are shot at sight. Publicans and others hold their licences only subject lo the whim of the military commander, and no one. can either enter or leavo a to\rti or attend a concert or meeting of any sort without a pass signed by tho commandant: This has to bo produced to any ofli cer or soldier who may c...
Wedding Bells. WILLIS—SMETHURST. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 5 June 1914
Wedding Bells. WILLIS-SMETHURST. The marriage of Mr Merton Willis, &nbsp; of " Avondale," Longwarry South, : eldest son of Mr and Mrs Fred Willis, " Mertonville," Malakoff Street, Mal vern, to Miss Annie Smethurst, third daughter of Mrs A. E Smethurst, of "Glen Avis," Yannathan, was cele brated by the Rev. David Ross, at the Presbyterian Church, Alma road, St. Kilda, on Tuesday evening, 5th May. The bride was given away by her brother. Mr Joseph Smethurst, and wore a charming gown of white crepe do chine, with a tunic of Brus sels lace, and finished with pearls and orange blossom. She wore a wreath and veil (lent by a friend) and carried a shower bouquet. The bridesmaids were Miss Flo. Willis and Miss Myrtle Smethurst (sisters of the contracting parties). They were prettily attired in Frocks I of pale grey crepe de chine, trimmed with shadow lace and floral ribbon, and carried bouquets ot La France roses and violets. Mr Ernest Willis acted as best man, and Mr Herb Smethurst ...
Glaciers and Icebergs. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 12 June 1914
Glaciers and Icebergs. J Most of us talk of glaciers and ice bergs familiarly ; but how many know how they arc formed ? When snow falls in the lower re gions, or at high altitudes, Mr. A. G. Ogilvio explained to a largo audience of young folks in tho thea tre of tho Royal Geographical So ciety at Burlington Gardens, it does not melt, or it melts vory little, even during tho summer. So tho layers of snow are constantly increasing. When the slopes are steep, the accumulated snow falls us an avalanche ; but on a high table land tiiere is no such escape for it. But tho snow, falling year after year, does not build up a great snow mountain, because tho lower layers arc pressed down by the ^rcat weight, the air is squeezed out, and granular ice is formed. This downward motion is the es sential feature in the .glacier. First the grains of ice :are no bigger than a pin's head ; but thoy gradually, as the pressure increases, get bigger and bigger, and the large ones absorb tho smaller. The r...
Prearranged "Heroism." [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 12 June 1914
Prearranged "Heroism." Yearners after notoriety; havo adopted as vehicles for the attain ing of tholr ends visits to lions' dons, rescue from drowning of per sons paid to fall in tho water, carefully-rehearsed struggles with imaginary burglars, arrest of run away horses hired for tho occasion, and many like expedients. To what extremes [oik afiiictcd with a mania for such popularity will go Is well instanced by th« ; ease of &, young lady of good fanv : Jly, who complained of being con | tinually followed by a tail, dark i stranger when out alone. Letters j and postcards couched in tho most 1 affectionate terms vcro always ar riving at her fnther's homo, and a reward of one hundred pounds w"as offered for tho discovory of tho sen der. I Tho matter was discussod in tbe papers, and soon along came a still moro piquant item. An at tempt had been mndo to stenl tho young lady altogotlier I Public In terest wivfi by this time aroused ; and there is ng^Jcn romance was the handiwork...
A NOVEL RAT TRAP. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 12 June 1914
NOVEL IIAT THAT. A boy, while playing in tho yard closc to a pniin house, dug a hole and buried nu old-fashioned «ruit jug or jar that his mother had thrown nwny, says the " lowu Hcmio-steud." Tho top part of the CiiU skOtcnV "uiia~ u"*'n&lt;n«j . in it just above the ground. The boy then placed some shelled corn in the bottom, put a hoard on top, and weighted it with a heavy stone. TJie jtig hud been forgotten for several days when 11 farmer found it, and, wondering- what it was, he raised the board and found nine full-grown rots and [our mice in the bottom. The trap has been in use for some time and is opened every day or two and never fails to have from one to six rats or mien in it. Frost-bitten vegetables should be soaked in cold water for one hour before boiling. A piece of salt petre should be added to the ivator in which they nrc cooked.
MOST OPPORTUNE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 12 June 1914
MOST OPPORTUNE. n i j . &lt;« LI"J_ . T-I iuan uveruoaru: "tieip! Help!" Stranger: "Why don't yer, swim?'' u I don't know how." "Sure an' yo'ro got a fine chance tr lonru. Weeks: "I laughed at ray wife whei. she first took up physical culture for e tad. Peeks: "Why don't you now?" Weeks: "X dassen't." Do^son: "In the Account of tl-»f X "up rv.estorda^ the>* spoak about tho blushing bride." I wish to good. ' :iess they would mrent a new phrasj or two. lira. Dobson: "Wei!, dear, whoa you think of the sort of men cirls hnw to marry nowadays, you cannot won Jor at them blushing." i Speaking of a'beloved chum who re cently had married a beautiful girl ane pono on a wedding tour, an old bach t>Ior said, " I miss Charlie, very much and sometimes feel like weeping f&lt;> him. sinco he 'went over to the sileiu majority.' " To Mend a Crack in an Orea.-Take some cement and mix it with soft soap and salt before adding the water Then fill up the crack down by the sick .i...
ANTS (To Destroy). [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 12 June 1914
ANTS (To Teslrny). After having discovered the aper ture of their nests, surround it u;ii.h soft clay formed into the shape of a funnel, mul pour in boiling water. Where they nro in the habit of in festing a floor or rooin, lny down thlrt slices of raw liver, upon which the ants will soon congregate in largo numbers. Throw the inent ns il becomes covered into hot water, shake it dry, nml lny it down to collect more. A ciamp sponge, sprin kled with dry white sugar. may likewise bo used. The ants will go into the colls of tho sponge after the .sugar, and can then bt> destroyed in hot water.
Phases of the Moon. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 12 June 1914
Phases oi the Moon. June-First quarter 2nd, 12.3 am, fill! moon Sili, 3.18 p >u ; lu.-t quarter ltith, 12 20 a ni ; new niuuii 14th, 1.33 a ni. ,inlv--Firft quarter 1st. 5.24 a in : full moon 7tli, 11.59 p m ; li*t quarter 15th, 5.31 p'ii ; ii>"tr iiifn-n 28rd, 12.3S p in j tirst quaiter 3&lt;Hh, 9.51 n in. August-Full moor. 6th, 10.40 a m; last quarter 1-itli, 10.56 a in , new niiion 21 r-t, 10.2G p in ; first quarter 28ib, 2 52 p ni. September-Full iiinnii Otli. 1 -.2 am; hist quarter loth, G.-i8 ft m , neir ni,,fin 20tli, 7.D3 a in ; first qm.iter 2t3th, 10..'! p rr. Ui'tobo: - Full ninon -fill, 0.58 p m ; last quait&lt;r li?iIi, 7.1)3 p m ; new k .%V. -j-VS'duT; last quniter lllli, 9.3(i ? MI ; new inm.Q 18t!i. 2.1 a in ; fir.-t quarter 24th, 11.38 u ill. December-First quaiter on), 4.20 a in ; hist quarter I'llh, 0.31 p m ; new limitii 17ih. 12 35 p in ; fust quarter 2-.il>. Ii 21 p m. Stoves-Tlie Harvester, first year of manufacture 100 were told ; wit...
ANISEED. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 12 June 1914
ANISKI3D. The KOC'l shniild lie chosen fresh, Inig", plump, newly 'tried, &lt;>t " pjootl smell, (iiul n biting, nromalii" tp.ste, without any bitterness. ITsed, when infused, as n euro for flntu leneo. Pose, one tenspnonful nncl n hnlf.