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"BARGAINS." The Essentials of a Good Purchase. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 July 1914
"BARGAINS." Tile Essentials of a Good PurchEtG. Good quality, favorable prices, and Individual needs are the essential characteristics of a good bargain. Most people are capable "^-ot judging the quality aud the price, but many forget that individual need is by no moans the least of tiie three essentials. Good housekeepers, like good bosi ness men, do not buy simply because they gain an advantage in price by purchasing at a certain season or on account of the extra discount offered for taking a quantity. The man oi business thinks of the money lying idle in that extra stock; he remembers his rem and counts the value of the space occupied, and then he works an easy arithmetical proposition, which aften shows him that it will cost more in interest and rent to hold that ex cess stock than if he paid regulation prioes and bought Just as he wanted the material. It i3 practically 'ihc same with housi wives. An article is not a bargain if you.do not need it, or if you have to stow it away;...
MRS. WICKS ON ECONOMISING. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 July 1914
MRS. WICKS ON ECONOMISINO. nr course economising an un'1®* J ..other-ln-lnw li.-icl Iior measure wonts took for dress-sldrt It's nol i s/inditer of list- ocmioiiiisiu along 0 particular line unless you're .Sure It's join' to ivorii nut In your favor when ;i'R>snmlwiohed in with over} I hill' olso K'r instance, l'ollie liimnier's sistci :old IK" y&lt;^!t'nl:iy th::: sile tound sh« laved a halt-penny n dozen by walkin ?ut to Stokes's farm for eg&lt;;s instead 3t get tin' 'em at the ameer's. "What vore you buy in" at Frippsos this morn In', ef I might inquire?" said 1. "Well." ;aid site, "the roads wore that awful ,vhen I wont yesterday afternoon thai :ho mud look all the color out of the jraid on mo dross-bottom." "Let me see," said 1. "I s'pose £oui yards of new braid's nbout equal ta ivlint you'll save on eight, times goin1 it a dozen eggs a time. 1 hope you'll linrt the roads less destroyln' com? Saturday!" She was that took aback when she Amscd my moanln' that 1...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 July 1914
THE TROUBLE HAD DIS APPEARED. " 8ome twelve months ago," writes Mr H Bailey, 2 Ebeleigh Street, IVonllnhn, NSW, .4 my daughter suffice 1 con siderably with chest comprint and my attention being callel t> »n alveitfe raent on Chamberlain's Cough Remedy I decided to t y it foe be.-. The improve ment was .so marked after a few doses h i- we continued in ijive her the Re^ ti+ly, a id after two bottles we were in i »rt-l gratified to Uiid that the troub'e which wo had droaded migh* become chronic had disippeirei, 8old by Leek .i.ii -Craig, Afe^chinti, W*dderbqrn, NOVEL COLD-STORAGE EXPERIMENT'. Experiments have been instituted by the chemists attached to the American Department of Agriculture to test the effect of a continued diet of cold-stor ige food on the system. The services jf a number of Government clerks jiive been secured, and all the food Ihey are permitted to consume must jnve heen in cold storage for at least i year. Numerous butchers and coo!;s jtate that certa'fn kinds o...
EVERY-DAY HEROINES. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 July 1914
EVERY-DAY HEROINES. There are heroines in this world ;o whom never a thought has been given. They have not gone out into the world to co "great things." To the world they i>(M! M have accomplish-.;! noth ing. 1 ? of the woman who works for her dai'y ex'..'price, and who car ries v,: .; ... r a ; iaea, who '3 always kind and eonrti "-.'.a. and who .nust always he necom;iio(':-.::.ng. no ?.latter how seliish and sei: e. :-.-s are tie demands made upon her nine and ,alienee. Xo one ever thinks this woman has .* headache: that is a bit of extrava gance to Iji: indulged in only by her more fortuii.re si-ter who is not com pelled r . |j'&lt;;rlu' had air fir eight or ten ht-yr.- a d.iy within the four walls of a -li'.in i).- ? l-ice. lou t'ie a:lmrn; is worse than haadach"; ii is a heartache, hut heart aches are not included in t&e list of huniMi. ills. Pet haps this woman of whom I am thinking is no ionger in her girlhood, yet fli? is not too old to Ions for enjoy ment...
PREPARATION OF HIDES AND SKINS FOR MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 July 1914
PREPARATION OF HIDES AND SKINS FOR MARKET. Some useful hints were recently made on the preparation of tiidea and ski»6 for market by Mr I Jacobs, a ntenibor at the recent meeting of a South .Australian Agricultural So~ cicty. Hides, Mr Jacob's pointed out should be carefully removed, and should not be scarred or have holes cut through them. After the hide is re« moved it should be spread out, flesh side upwards and liberally dressed with course salt. It should then be folded lengthwise, the two edges meeting in the centre, and then the fuldLg re punted. It should then be rolhd from neck to tail, the latter being used as u band to tie it. The hide thus rolled should be placed in a bag and hunt; up to drain, and marketed as soon as convenient. Oalf skins should be treated in this way also' Sheep skins should be carefully hung lengthT wise over a rail, v,ool downwards, and Jeft till quite dry. Some interesting particulars were added in regard to skinning foxes and rabbits. In skin ning...
Agricultural Notes Queries. WHEAT PRODUCTION. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 July 1914
Agricultural Notes Queries. (Bv GLBANF.lt ) WHEAT PRODUCTION. Vioiong the useful pnpors read at tho convention of farners «f. Maryborough last week was oue on the wheat in dustry by Mr A E V Richardson, ( lit Government) agricultural expert. Mr Kicbardson takes an optimistic view of tlio future of wheub giowing in Australia. The pi'osfint export of wheat from tbo Oommonweoltb only, amounts to 2 per cent) of the world'8 production. Doubliug or even trebling Australia's present output, Mr Rich ardson pointed out, would have no appreciable effect on prices in the world's markets. Older countries are not likely to materially increase their present output, and bread eating, peoplo are rapidly increasing. So the good prices of tho past decade are likely to continue. Mr Richardson stated that the ex pansion of the wheat industry in Australia would como from the utili sation of areas at present outside the rajis;o of cultivation, and an increase of yield over tho present wheat areas. Tlio i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 July 1914
Frequently laid up, owing to | Biliousness Dr MORSE'S INDIAN HOOT PILLS EFFECT SPEEDY HE COVSKY. "Being'n suflerpr from bilious at tacks some years ago, and frequently laid up," writes Mrs Lillian JacobB of Daniels-street St Jusb, Long Gully Bendigo, Vio., "I wbe recommended by my fiends to try Dr Morse's Indian Rod l'i.U, and am pleiced to ray the lienduohes that wore previously so bad were f.i un ilKpi-l!, !, ,, il [ WHS ahlo to cariy qui iUj 1» U .. wck. I think Dr Morse's Imlim Kint. Pills are renUy very goon tj, of Biliousness, and have much pleasure in ricc.ro mending tlieii use to other jUUereri," Motherhood. " Motherhood," as the lute Dr Talmage observed, " is the nob leab aspiration of womanhood in its best Bensp," Thofe is some thing -lacking in the home into which no baby has ever entered. Without the advent of " the little stranger " the happiness of husband and wifo is never quite coinpleto A book of valuable infoi mation, telling how thousands of people have had their ...
Fathoms Down. MID THE RATTLE AND ROAR ABOARD THE SUBMARINE WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 July 1914
Fathoms Down. 'ANN THE BATTIJB AND BOAR ABOARD THE SUBMARINE WORK. They call It a, boat; but It .Is unlike any boat that was ever built. At first It seems to be nothing moro than a diabolical contrivance specially designed to burst your eardrums. The nolso Is deafening. You have to shout to bo hoard. ?When tho submarine dives, tho sound is lileo tha clatter ol hall 'on a corrugated -iron roof. A tiny nail dropped on tho outsido oi the stool luill reverberates within like a clang ing bell. Over all risen the brood ing buzr. of electric fans and motors and tho "pop-popping" of gasoleno and air-driven machinery exhausts. As you grow accustomed to'tho din and dimness you begin to find your way abov.t with your eyes. Your anticipations are completely falsified. You havo expected to find yourself hemmed In on all sides by furiously whirling niaclilnory that threatens at each revolution to lop oil one of your arms or legs. In stead, you see before you a per fectly clear little deck, or u-o...
Speaking the Day's News. THIS LATEST THING IN NEWSPAPERS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 July 1914
Speaking the Day's News. THIS LATEST TILING IN NEWS PAPERS. Will tho "News-teller" supplant the 1 newspaper ? Will tho time come when the nvcrugo man. will learn what is happening to tho world and his wife, riot with his eye glued to tho newspapor propped against the marmalade-pot as he consumes tho morning rasher, but with ear pressed against "the receiver of a telephone through which ho will hear all the new'K and gossip ? To some It may seem a remote possibility, but in view of the fact that for the last twenty years a telephonic daily has been in active operation at Budapest, Hungary, and, furthermore, that preparations for a similar enterprise are in an advanced stage in London, whilo it Is also 'being introduced into Borlin and Taris, it will bo obvious that tho telephonic daily,, like . the cine ma newspaper, which shows - the news on ,the screens of the picture palaces every night, has .generally I arrived. * A GREAT JOURNAL,. Tho Budapest telephone news paper is called tho ...
Trade Terms that Tease. SOME QUEER TITLES THAT PUZZLE THE BENCH. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 July 1914
Trade Tefms that Tease. 1 BOMB QUEER TITI.ES THAT PUZZLE THE BENCH. "What do you moan by a yard of Apology ?" rocontly nskod a metro politan mogistrato ot n young dra per's assistant, who had UROCI tho phrase in giving evidenco In a shop lifting enso. When it was explained to his wor ship that a yard of apology was a common term in tho drnpory trade for a yard of ribbon, tlioro woro broad smiles in court. The term nj'lses from customers who liavu given a good deal of troublo buy inB a yard of ribbon as an OXCUSB for being In tho shop at all. It is only ono of many descriptions used in various trades. Cheap fur nwiTs, for example, arc known as "bunny-hugs," through a suspicion that tho "fur" orlginally adojped tho back of a rabbit. Col lars aro "neckrarmour," umbrellas aro always "mushes," and veils aro "fake-foils." Because it often con ceals 'dilapidated furnituro, chintz is commonly known us "poverty." In tho boot trado big, flat-solod, shooting-boots aro termed " roller robbers,"...
Tunnel Manholes. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 July 1914
Tunnel Manholes. In -all railway tunnels refuge .or', manholes are-lot into the walls to' enable platelayers &lt;ind others to step insido for safety during .the passing of a train. In ordinary' cases thoro is .generally .enough; room between tho railway line anil' the wall for a person to stand without being in any danger, ,buti in the event of a goods train pass ing with a looso. 'flapping .wator-> proor cover, It would .inoan .prob-' able death unless the manholes wcro within easy reach. Theso refuges tiro usually about 4ft. wide and Oft. high, and arc recessed into the wall about 2ft. Tlioy tiro' gonerally about 20 yards apart, and aro spacod alternately on either side (Vstaggerod" it is called), ko that a person has only 30 yards or so to. run either way to get into a position of safety. ".It's a risky business, making pointed remarks about anyone." " Why so ?" "Mecausa you may have to swallow them.''
THE PLOUGH AND THE HARROW [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 July 1914
TUB PLOUGH AND THE HARROW, .Charles Lamb mul a frloml were oniip discussing tho ,merits, of tho .Knglish .public schools. 'J'Uo frienrl Avon very .strongly In .favour, of. them. "All our best men," lie,said, "wcro at public schools. Look nt our .pools. ,There's Byron, ho was a "Harrow boy " .".Yes," Interrupted Lamb; "and there's .,Burns-ho was a plough boy." ' ! Young Brooks is relieved of ono ,j trouble, anyhow." "What's that?" "lie won't have to lio about his salary to tho girl ho's going to marry. Ho works for her father.'
Shipyard Secrets. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 July 1914
- -- Shipyard Secrets. rJ Every shipyard that builds for tho Navy must take groat * precautions that nono of .tho secrots .entrusted to its.caro shall .leak out. Detectives watch nil visitors aud keep tho workmen under observation also. Plain-clothes officers guard every entrance, and nobody is allowed to bring in even a small parcel un less it is .first examined, .for fear that it may concoal a camera. At 0110 of the big construction .yards one man in every two- dozen is thoroughly searched from -head to foot each night on leaving. All the draughtsmen engaged on the draw ings of .a now warship aro sworn to Kcqrqcy, and tho plans are in variably kept under lock, and key when not in use. Theso precautions have .brought many suspicious circumstances . to light. One .night wlion a non&lt; cruiser '.was about' to undergo her .'trials, two .men crept aboard as she lay at' anchor. They'.were.captured and ;handed over to tho police. Shortly afterwards, on the day o( tho trial, the ...
Riding Under the Train. SOME MARVELLOUS ADVENTURES BY ACCIDENT AND DESIGN. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 July 1914
Riding Under the Train. SOME MABVELI.OUS ADVEN TURES BY ACCIDENT AND DESION. Quito recently, when th# oflicials i at Victoria Station, Nottingham, Were examining the wheels of &lt;v Manchester to London ospress, at threo o'clock a.m., they were sim ply flabbergasted to find a boj hanging firmly to part ol the me chanism of the brakes. The lad wns absolutely stilt --with cold and exposure, and told tho officials that he had travelled in that manner nil tho way from Manchester, a distnnco of eighty miles. His story was that on the previous Saturday ho had walked from Glossop, his home, to Manchester, and, having no money to pny his faro back, he had se creted himself under the carriage of a train which he understood was go ing to Glossop, but which turned out to be the express for London ! Lnter inquiry showed that this was not tho first time the boy had rid .den in such an undesirable position when journeying Von tho railway ! Tho incident recalls tho ever-fam ous ride of Sir...
Horses and Men. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 July 1914
Horses and Men. A Boston man tells of* an inno* cent /armor who once .10 iij'it out it phrenologist at tho Hub nnd f.sked that his "bumps ho rond." In rovonlu«ir to &lt;.h*i f Armor M« torn: eminent as *jHo.VII by Aforesaid bumps, tho professor said : " Your tastes are the simple, homely ones of the farmer. You arc a farmer, are you not ? Ah I X thought so. And I am right as to your tastes, am I not ? You are' sadly deficient in judgment, aud have little knowledge of human na ture. Your innocent and trustful disposition renders you an easy dupe to designing men, and your own perfect honesty prevents you from either suspecting or defraud ing anyone." The following week, it appears, the phrenologist bought a horse from tho innocent, farmer. Although the nng was old and in bad condition, it had been nmdo to appear young and skittish. Moreover, though the farmer had paid but £5 for the ani mal, he contrived without dim* cully to unload him on the pro* feSvSor for £15. "It's wond...
£180,000 IN A HAT. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 July 1914
£180,000 IN A HAT. A novel way of dividing a £180,000 fortune was described recently dur ing the probate suit concerning the will of Mr. D. N. Osment, a re tired Hnrringiiy builder. Mr,; Jackson, a solicitor's clerk, said he was present at a meeting of the Osment family when the os tnt« of Mr. Osnieht's father, who lfff £180,000, was divided up.'"The property was divided into lots," he said, "and these, with the names .of tho members of the family, wore drnwu from a hat. Mr. Osment was there and discussed the value of the lots he drew with ino."
Rats' Tails at Fourpence Each. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 July 1914
Rats' Tails at Fourpence Each. Jt is calculated that there i.t one rat to every acre in England and Wales, and each rodent does dam age to the extent of one farthing per day, which represents a total loss of £10,000,000 to the country. The annual bill for the upkeep of a small army of cats and rat-cat chers at the London Docks amounts to hundreds of pounds per year, and though a thousand rats are killed there every week, the offi cials cannot exterminate the pests. The whole of tlio civilised world is now engaged in a war of ox termination against the plague carrying, unnecessary, and destruc tive rat. Australia has spent £60, 000 upon a single structure intend ed as a barrier, and Denmark in troduced a successful Anti-Rat Bill. This Bill provided for the payment of a premium of not less than a half-penny and not more than a penny, according to the districts, for each rat captured, the money being supplied by a State grant. Rat- hunting becamo almost a national pastime with the 'Dan...
A Gentleman. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 July 1914
A Gentleman. It is almost a definition of a gentleman to any ho is ono who never inflict* pain. This desnrlp tion is both rcfinod and, as fur ns it goes, accuratc. Ho is mainly oc cupied in merely removing the ob stacles which hinder tho free and unembarrassed action of those about him ; and ho concurs with their movements rather thnn takes tho ini tiattve himscjf. His benefits may | be considered as parallel to what 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 and nnimal heat without them. i The true gentleman in like manner carefuJIy avoids whatever may causa thoso \olii whom he is cn*t-nil clashing of opinion, or collision of feeling, ali restraint, or suspicion, or gloom, or resentment ; his great1 concern being to make everyone at their en*e and at home. He lms' «*ycs on all his company ; he is tender towards tho bashfu...