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LUMINOSITIES. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 31 July 1914
LUMINOSITIES. ! There are always times when we wish we could see something, which the darkness hides. The angler gives up because he cannot- see his float ; , the cricketer because he cannot see the ball. Luminous paint solves all these, and scores of other difficulties. And : all that is required is to add a small quantity of calcium sulphide to ordinary white paint. Foats. balls. t keyholes, etc., then become visible. | A watch light for use at ni^ht avoi'ding the striking 0£ a match can be made by putting a small piece of phosphorus into a loug glass phial, and then filling it one-third ; full with hot oil. Cork it tigiitly, and, when light is needed, uncork for i a mcmemt and close again. The top part of the phial will be limrmoua, land y,ou can see the time.
ARE YOU LEFT-HANDED? [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 31 July 1914
ARB YOU LEFT-HANDED ? i Why, don't you make more use o! your left hand ? It has been estimated that 97 per cent, of the English-speaking people are right-handed when ther grow up. : Seventeen out of every hundred are born right-lianded, but the remaining eighty-three are born without any in clination to use one hand more than the other, and, therefore, become : right-handed owing to influences brought to be.ar on them during their childhood days. ; It is impossible to calculate how much men lose by neglecting, their left hands. Formerly - in primitive times, that is to say-everyone was ambidextrous : and the sooner people become ambidextrous again thj> bet ter. ! In Japan. for many years past, soldiers and schoolboys nave been taught to use both hands. And this j wise example is now being followed : in Germany.
WEALTH FROM SAWDUST. GAS AND BREAD MADE FROM IT [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 31 July 1914
! WEALTH FROM SAWDUST. ? GAS AND BREAD MADE FEOM IT American, and Canadian sawmills have discovered that the sawdust which they have been perplexed how to rid themselves of as a worthless encumbrance is worth at least £8 per ton. In Baltimore a chemist has perfected a process of extract ing gas from sawdust, adequate enough to supply a city like Ot tawa with light nnd heat at 5d. per 1,000 feet. This is thought to portend that around the great saw mills, which have been emptying their dust into the Ottawa River, a variety of new industries subsist ing on it are likely to grow up. In Austria, where everything in the shape of fuel is being carefully searchcd for, sawdust is impreg nated with a mixture of tarry sub stances and heated to the proper temperature ; it is then passed over a plate of iron heated by stoam, from which a screw-conveyer takes it to a press, where it is com pressed into briquettes of tho re quired oizo. The press turns out i about nineteen every mimite, weigh ing...
BLACK DRAUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 31 July 1914
IsLACIC PUAU'VIT. Epsom salts, one ounce, senna leaves, ono drachm ; grated ginger, one drachm; Spanish liquorice, half an ounce. Tout' half a pint of boiling- water on the above : let it stand until it is cold ; then strain and add three drops of oil of cloves. For "placing" an obstacle on the rail, thereby causing- a train to stop," a peasant 01 Nijni IJovgorod was recently fined. He was trying to commit suicide, and the "obsta cle" was his own head.
CHAPTER XIV. PAYING THE PRICE OF HER FATHER'S SIN. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 31 July 1914
CHAPTER XIV PAYING THE PRICE OF HER FATHER'S SIN. A couple of weeks elapsed ; ineu one afternoon Fitzpatrick went up to the Hall and told Hetberington that it was about time his daugh ter was told ha wished to marry her. "You can say that I've more money than I gare people the im pression of having - quite a decent little fortune," said the doctor, with a slight sneer, as he left the room ; and Josh, who bated to feel that he was in any man's power, felt that he would like to kill him, but as there was no alternative, he decided to speak to Pat that evening. Accordingly, after dinner, wfien he entered the drawing room, he was glad to find his wife was Dot there ; but knowing she might return any minute, he told Patricia i-hat he wished to speak to her in the li brary. Wondering what be had to say the * girl followed bim th-sre, and when her father had shut tlie door, he came and sat down opposite to ber, sajing, in a voice that was g.eutler than usual: "Patricia, I have received an ...
CHAPTER XIII. A CASE OF BARTER. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 31 July 1914
CHAPTER XIII. A CASE OF BARTER. Joshua Hetherington sat quite . still, looking, with blanched face at the man opposite to him, whose ut terance had come like an avalanche, bringing, that past, which had seem- . ed so far away, so securely buried, back to him, and revealing in all its baldness the crime he had commit ted. j "I know all about the blue dia monds," repeated Fitzpatrick. | For a moment longer there- was j silence, the two men sat and looked i at each other, and as he gazed at his companion Hetherington realised that he was a man whose silence coukl be bought, and the thought braced him up, so that his voice never faltered as he said : ""What do you kmow about the blue diamonds ?" Fitzpatrick looked at him admir ingly. He admired pluck, and this man was showing it in the face of a great danger. Yes, he was showing pluck and a business capacity. One thing was certain-Mr. Hetherington did not mean to give himself awav, and he would have to be careful or he would be outwitte...
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) THE OR, THE CURSE OF THE BLUE DIAMONDS. PART 7. CHAPTER XII. A PIECE OF IVORY. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 31 July 1914
(ALL EIGHTS RESERVED.) T H a o R, THE CURSE OF THE BLUE DIAMONDS. JL 9 By Hedley Richards, Author of "Thf Mine Master's Heir," "Time, the Avenger," etc., etc. PART 7. CHAPTER Xn. A PIECE OP IVORY. Dr. Fitzpatrick had dineS, aad he was seated over the fire enjoying a pipe. All his ill-temper had vanished; a good dinner had made him look more hopefully on his chances of win ning Meg for his own. Later he would have to visit a patient, who was seriously ill ; but this interval was his own, in which to dream of the girl he loved, and it was with some annoyance he turned his head when there was a tap on the door, and the parlourmaid informed him that Miss Morris wished to see him. But the girl had scarcely uttered the words when Therese Morris pushed past her into the room, in time to hear Mtzpatrick's muttered "Con- j found her !" Then he recovered him self, and advancing held out his hand, saying : I "Good evening, Miss Morris. Will you sit here ?" and he drew a low chair forward. "I d...
Mr. Birrell's Ghost Story. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 31 July 1914
Birrell's Ghost Story. * Mr. Birrell told a ghost story at the Bristol Press Fund dinner, when responding to tho toast "Literature and Journalism." In referring to a recent speech by Dr. Silvanus Thompson on the importance of science, Mr. Birrell said : "I don't know, my Lord Mayor, whether you ever have bad dreams, but I have been haunted ever since I was almost a boy by the constant repetition of one and the same dream. "It comes to me again and again. It is this.: I dream I| am walking about somewhere in some plain or desert, aiid I suddenly encounter the agitated ghost of Sir Isaac New ton. . He approaches me, his eyes almost starting out of his head ; he tells me who he is, and how ig norant he is of all that lias hap pened in the world of science since he left. " 'Now/ he says, 'I want you "to tell me in a few words-for 1 have only a quarter- of an hour left-all that has happened to the race ; the progress. How is it ? I know what it was when I left it. What is it now ?' "My h...
BARLEY BROTH (Scotch). [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 31 July 1914
BARLEY BROTH (Scotch). . Wash half a pound of Scotch tear Icy in cold water ; put it in r stew-pan with four or five pounds of shin of beef or a kmickle of veal ; cover we-ll with cold water, and when it boils skim it well, and add two good-sized onions; simmer gently for two hours ; let it grow cold so that all the fat may be removed from the surface; then put ia a head of celery and a turnip, with season ing to taste, and boil for an hour longer. . If more - fat rises, skim it oil before sending the broth to ?table. ;
BANBURY CAKES. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 31 July 1914
BANBURY CAKE Beat a quarter of st pound of butter to a cream, and mix it with half a pound of finely cut candied lemon and orange peel, a pound of currants, and a quarter ounce each of ground cinnamon, and allspice. Roll out some pastry, cut it into pieces six or seven inches square, put the above meat in the middle of one half, fold the other over, and pinch it into an oval shape, then brush tho tops over with white of egg, dust the cakes with castor sugar, and bake in a moderate oven.
A DAINTY LACE HANDKERCHIEF. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 31 July 1914
A DAINTY LACE HANDKERCHIEF. There is always something particularly attractive about a dainty lace hand kerchief, and the sketch - shows an article of this description of extremely pretty design, and at the same time simple and easy' to maker It should be carried out in fine "Siam- : brie, and at each of the corners a small pointed piece of the material is cut away. - Three-quarters of an incli from the edge, and follow ing the outline of the ma terial, there i s a n a rr o \v insertion of lace, and the edge of the nandkerchief itself is trimmed with lace to match. Initials are worked in one corner, surrounded by a simple design of tiny - leaves worked in various shades of green washing- silk. Lace handkerchiefs are always suitable and. profitable articles- to pre pare for sale in a. bazaar or shop ; but - when intended for that purpose it is as well to work a single initial only upon them, and then to choose the letters that are most comnonly x-equired, and the initials and design r...
Mask of Death. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
Mask of Death. i A curious mask of death was de scribed by Captain Nugent before the .Royal Geographical Society, when he gave some of his exper iences as a member of the Anglo German Commission Which marked the boundaries of Nigeria and the Cameroons. Among the numerous " ju-jus" found in the deserted huts was a grotesque mask, which was appa rently kept to frighten the women. Any women seeing it must die at once. The local witch-doctor put on -the mask and ran about the hills until'he met a likely-looking victim, who was then killed. Describing, one tribe ©r hill-top pagans, Captain Nugent said : "The villages consist of little bee hive-shaped huts of mud or grass, perched on apparently inaccessible heights or cunningly hidden away in mazes of dense Tropical vege tation. The inhabitants bear a. great resemblance to monkeys, be ing small in stature, .but extraordi narily active. The steepest and most difficult. ascent over rocks and ravines is to them as easy as a straight,/ broad,...