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ROPE-FILLED HORSESHOE FOR CITY STREETS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
ROPE-FILLED HORSESHOE FOR CITV STREETS. 4 A rope-fillcrl horseshoe, in common use in Germany, may solve one of the greatest problems in shoeing horses, that of providing a shoe that will grip slippery asphalt and paved street surfaces. The tread surface of the shoe is made with raised edges, and in the groove thus formed tar-soaked rope is securely fastened, so that it projects slight ly below the metal edges. The rope centre makes a cushion for the horse and quickly picks up sand and small stones, which become per manently imbedded in the surface and supply the friction necessary to prevent slipping.
YOUR MORNING BATH. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IT. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
YOUR MORNING BATH. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IT. The chief value of bathing lies in its exhilaration. Don't make a penance of it. If you don't enjoy it, it's doing you harm. The good of the bath is in the reaction, the glow that follows it, not in ths plunge itself. Cold in general, and cold water in particular, is a tonic. First to the nervous system, through iVs branches in the skin, second to the heart and blood vessels as shown in (he glow, and third to the mus cles and digestive glands. It is the best appetiser known, worth all | the tonics and bitters in existence. But, like any other tonic, while a \ small dose stimulates, a large ona ' depresses. And the size of the dose I depends entirely on the bather. For a strong', vigorous person, in tho prime of life, nothing is better than the cold plunge. It exhilarates, it clears the brain of the cobwebs of the night ; it sends the blood hum ! ming through the veins as nothing J elre in the wide world can. But it takes a vigorous c...
MESSAGES FROM THE DEEP. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
MESSAGES FROM 'IHE DEF.P. .Afr. Oliif Xord, of Copenhagen, has made an invention by means of which t >10 crew of a foundered sub marine will bo able to communicate their position. The invention con sists of a special buoy which the crew sends to the surface of the water. The buoy is fastened to a cable and supplied with an electric. lamp, by means of which the crew below can make light signals, showing where the boat has foundered, and in a buoy is an apparatus through which a rescuing crew can speak to the men in the submarine. "Muriel." said the old gentleman, sharply, "that youuir man you had in tin; draw ingrooni last night is dull of comprehension. Alt f had to do I was cough when the other chaps re mained too late, and they would take the hint and depart. Hid this otic say a»\tiling' when f coughed ia.st rii,'ht. ?" "Yes." replied his beautiful daughter. "He said the next time he called he was going lo bring you some coug-h drops."
Ski Party Held at Bay by Wolves. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
Ski Party Held at Bay by Wolves. t A party of ski-ers from Lemberg had narrow escapes from being eaten by wolves while making a tour in the Carpathian Mountains between Galicia and Hungary. They heard a howl during the nfternoon, and found that a small pack of animals was following them along a narrow forest track down a mountain. Twilight came on be fore they got clear of the woods, and the wolves then became bolder and threatened to rush the last man of the party. It became impossible to procecd to the place which it had been in tended to reach before nightfall, and the-ski-ers took up a position where their rear was protected by a rock, and passed the night behind their skis stuck upright in the snow. Nearly all had revolvers, and several had electric pocket-lainps, which really saved their lives, as they enabled them to fire at any wolf which ventured within range of the light. The animals prowled around them all night, but made off at daybreak, leaving several of the pack dead....
CHAPTER XVI. WORDS UTTERED IN A MOMENT OF PASSION. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
CHAPTER XYT. WORDS UTTERED IX A MOMENT OF PASSION. Pat stood for a moment looking from her father to the man who was so soon to be her hus-band, reading ? rage and hatred in both faces. "What is the matter, father ?" she ' asked, after a moment. Without answering her question, her ' father took her by the shoulders, ] Baying: , ?^..e*TaWr^&trxcla- . There was something so imperati e JKPtow that A. -t word, proceeding at once to her ovr bed room. , ?n,;tz As the door shut after her, Fits Patrick turned to Josh, saying . "I'll tell her when she s nay She shall know exactly what posi tion she and her mother °CCUPJ" "Do and I'll make you suffer for it," was the reply, in a threatening t0"Don't forget I've got th« whip hand," said his companion, with a sneer, and he went straight out ol the house. . Joshua Hetherington crossed the room, and locked the door. Hs wan ed to he quite secure from interrup tion, while he thought matters over. Just then the only thing he was con scious o...
War in Europe AUSTRIA AND SERVIA RUSSIA, GERMANY, FRANCE AND ENGLAND [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
AUSTRIA AND SERVIA RUSSIA, GERMANY, FRANCE AND ENGLAND Tho news is now stale that five great European powers are engaged at war, with all itB attendant death, suffering and misery. Should .this war of nations not come to an early close it is likely to be one of the bloodiest in the histoiy of the world The flame started with the assasin ation on June 2S of Archdake Frarz and the Archduchess at Sarajevo. Austria demanded the prosecutiou of the Servians who were responsible f®r the assassination, 48 hours being given in which to reply. Servia's reply was tantamount to a refusal. War was declaredt and is now pro ceedirig ' On July 31. the Rusian and French troops mobilised on either side of the German frontier, -as the result of the activity of the German forces.? On August I Germany declared war wi'h both Powers simultaneously In, a skirmish. Russian troops inside the German border retired with hon ors easy, In an engagement, between German and French outposts, the latter scored in th...
Port of Pompeii Unearthed [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
Port of Pompeii Unearthed After lying hidden since those aw ful days in the year T'.i A.D., when Pompeii was destroyed and buried bv a. groat eruption of Vesuvius, the ancient harbour of the port lias now been discovered-about 1,500 yards inland from the sea shore of to-day. How it came to be found is an interesting: story. The late cele brated Roman sculptor Lorenzo Cozza, who was also noted as a classical scholar, devoted his latter years in this search, impressed as he was by the great mercantile importance which ancient writers unanimously attributed to the Pom peian port. On his deathbed Cozza bequeath ed his studies to his son, urgiug him to follow up the buried road leading seawards from the old ma rine gate of the city. Successive borings showed that the sand ex tended as far as the sea side of the present railway track. A little further inland the excava tors struck the pavement of an an cient marine street, revealing deep ruts of carriage wheels, such as are familiar to vi...
CHAPTER XV. TAKEN IN. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
CHAPTER XV. TAKEN IN. I "What's this about Pat marrying I Fitzpatrick ?" said Lord Ossington, | throwing himself into a chair in the ' morning room at the Hall, two or .three mornings after the latter's en ' gagement to Pat. | That his lordship was put out it was easy to see, as he glanced from his sister to his niece. I "It's quite true that "Pat is engag ed to him," said Mrs. Hetherington, quietly. "My dear, I don't understand. I was told you refused to marry Lau rie because you loved young Carvill, then you engage yourself to the doc tor. I'd like to know what it means, Pat ?" said her uncle, in his usual . straightforward manner. I "It means that I've changed my mind. It's a woman's privilege," she said, trying to speak brightly. I "You're not one of the changeable sort, and I'd like to know if your j father has had anything to do with it. I've a sort of notion that girls j should marry in their own class, and I wasn't keen on you marrying the son of your father's manager ; but ...
Edenhope News. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
Edenhope News. (From our Correspondent) On Tuesday week Mr John Tansey passed away after a short illness. The deceased was ou'e of the first who came to the township, and has since then always made it his home. He was for a number of years ' a con tractor for this Shire. He was greatly respected, and the funeral . was large. The Rbv Father O'Brien read the burial service During the last week the weather has kept fine, there only haying, been a few light abowrrs'' ^ v . On Saturday** the Edenhope'fooh ball team journeyed to Harrow to play the Harrow team. The game was a runaway, and resulted iu a win for Edenhope. The scores being Edenhope 67 points, Harrow 28 points
MAN-EATERS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
MAN-EATERS. It might be thought tbat one of flu results of the progress of civi lisation would have been to protect man from the ravages of the animal world, particularly with rsspect to the preservation of human life. Xothing of the kind has happened. Such statistics as are available point to the fact that every year lions, - snakes, and crocodiles eon to S'to" do their deadly work. is not far distant when The time yan will have to deal definitely with the question of defending- his life against his cruel rivals in the animal world, and when that time comes he will have to exhibit as ercat a courage and as great a coolness as if he were fighting on the bloodiest battlefields. \ return, drawn up by the In dian Government recently, publishes figures which can do nothing but stupefy. For instance, in 1911 the tigers in the Indian peninsula killed 767 people, and the number of hu man beings who met their death either from the at tacks of ani mals or from snake bite reached the a'yful t...
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) THE MESHES OF FATE. OR THE CURSE OF THE BLUE DIAMONDS. PART 8. CHAPTER XIV.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) T H E 0 R, THE CURSE OF THE BLUE DIAMONDS. I By Hedley Richards, Author of "The Mine Master's Heir," "Time, the Avenger," etc., etc. PART 8. CHAPTER XIV.-(Continued.) Looking at her, Joshua Hethering ton realised that his wife and his daughter were two different types of women. His wife could be coerced, but' Patricia has his firmness of will and resolution. "Then you shall hear ; hut remem ber what I have to say can he plea sant to neither you nor me, and I forbid you ever to reveal it to your mother." ""Very well, father, I will do as you wish in that." Joshua Hetherington got up and walked quickly across the room, then he came back and stood facing this guileless girl, who, if she had no^ thought him a rery Moving i^her, had respected him. Perhaps she had thought him hard with his work people, but he knew that she regard ed him as one incapable of such wrong-doing as he was about to con fess. "Patricia," he said, and his voice was hoarse with emotion, 'year...
RAILWAY PETING GOROKE EXTENSION [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
RAILWAY PETING GOROKE EXTENSION A. meeting of the executive com* mittee of the Minimay and Booroopki League has been convened for Saturday evening, 8th inst, in the Minimay hall, the business being very important The prospects of the ultimate success of the movement for the railway extension from Goroke are at present very bright, the deputation to the Minister of RaiK ways having been well received, and the standing committee have in structed to icport on the proposed line It is expected that the Com mittee will visit the district at an early date, as the necessity for rail way facilities is very evident. It is almost certain that the Stand'ng Committee will report favorably
Golf Notes. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
Golf Notes. The Na'hnuk Golf Clnb has dccided to run a tournament. on August 19, tha following events having been arranged Men's Championship Strobe Com petition, .36 holes. Trophy £2/2/. Entry 2/6 To be played IS holes in morning and 18 in afternoon Men's Open Hai dicap' 18 holes/ Scores in scratch event (o connt in this. Trophy £1/1/. Entry 2/. J'o start at 1.30 p m Men's Junior Handicap, for players receiving a club handicap of nine, strokes ard more* Trophy £1/T| Entry 2/. Scores in open handicap to count, in this Entries close with secretary 'on Monday, 17th insfc, at S p.m. Plays era must state their club handicap and the names of scratch players* Any other information can be ob tained from the secretary Within five minutes' tram trip from the Melbourne post office visit ors . to Melbourne during show week will fine J the Aquarium one of the most varied, interesting and enter-* taining shows to be found south of the line.
BALL AT MINIFY [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
BALL AT MINIFY (From our Correspondent) The annual return ball, given by the Minimay yo-ing ladies to the bachelors, took place last Friday evening, and. although the attendance was not so large as in previous years, a most enjoyable time was spent by those present, about 40 couples, dancing being kept up till about 4 a.m, when all expressed themselves satisfied that a good time had been spent. Messrs Lindner Bros (violin and piano) provided splendid music, and Mr H Krahnert, assisted by Mr E CrosSi carried out the duties of M's.C. The supper, which was much appreciated, was attended to by the ladies, as also were the various other arrangements, inclading the exquisite decorations of the hall, the secretar ies, Misses M Cross au«l M Carrocher, and a number of o'her young l ulu*-: being hard .voikeis for th i succe.-s of the function
Equal Opportunity, or Preference. [To THE EDITOR] [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
Equal Opportunity, or Preference. [To THE EDITOR] Siii-Liberalism stands fur equal opporiunities for all ctasses'i even S'cialists of earning their daily bread, suul for all people making their own homps Socialism: stands for preference to one 3lass everjitime, and for faking- llie homes thaf othei's have made 13nt, now that the pow erful "Age", has turned another leaf, in its leading article of 25/7/14, has condemned the present Liberals ism, because it fights agains-t Social ism. which this, paper in its leader defends, it, is evident that the Liberals can't afford lo lose one vote, if they want to uphold their banner, to be social to all, instead of, like the ?Socialists, to one proferenced class oily We rrust bear in- mind that the party whicli calls itself secialistio is in practicc the most u.on socialistic in the world. But facts show plainly that where the fundamental teachings of Scripture go,-the oracle mis^named "Socialism"-the emporium of lies - comes in. Electors! Let u...
"JACK ROBINSON." [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
"JACK ROBINSON." Few people who use the phrase are aware that "Jack. Robinson" was a real person. As a politician John Robinson ^aS a great favourite with George III His political career was a long one. 'or he was a member for Harwich during twenty-six years, being 011 one occasion bitterly attacked by Sheridan, who, denouncing bridcry and its instigators, replied to the cries of "Name, name," by pointin? to Robinson on the Treasury Bench, exclaiming, at the same time : ""ies, I could name him as soon sS I could say Jacki Robinson," an(* thus originated the saying still cur rent. Labour is God's education.-&®er' son. "Pa, what is the race problem? "Picking winners."
Kowree Shire Tenders [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
Kowree Shire Tenders The following tenders were dealt with at last Monday's meeting of the Kowree Council: - Contract No 5S/L4 -74 chains more or less, grabbing and clearing on a OHO chain chain load betweey allotments 44 and 51, Miniman West and North Ridings-P Bethuue £l l/l 1/3 Contract No 59/T4-29 chains, more or leas, grabbing aDd clearing on a one chain road, near A Cameron's Charam. Central Biding-J W Kealy, £8/14/ Contract No 60/14-62 chains, nioro or less, grabbing and clearing on a one chain road running east" from the Ozenkadnook road beUveeu Watson's and Ball's North Riding -E Wurlburton £ll/17/S Contract No 61/14-102 chains, . more or less, grabbing and cleaning and grabbing formations there . between on ..the Apsley-Elderslie road from the white gates towards Apsley- West Riding- . W F Kealy £35/14/ Contract No 62/14-50 chains more or less, grabbing and clearing ou the Disputed Territory, ou the straight road from McLachlan's to Frauces, at the west of Be-meit's format...
MINIMAY NOTES [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
IIRIHAT NOTES (From 0iiv Osvn Correspondent) We regret to have to cVronicle the death of the twelve mouths old daughter of Mr and Mrgv.Rnfer- Hqy Lftaghlin, of Minimay, which occur* red at Goroke Hospital on Monday week. The cause of the death was 1 n&lt;"UTO&lt; n:a, from which the child hhd been suffering for some days, having being taken to the hospital on the Thursday preceeding her death, Much Rympathy is felt for the bereaved parents. The remains were interred in the Minimay ceme tery oti Tuesday, _ npwards of 20 vehicles forming the cortege Widespread regret was also expres* sed throughout the district on Sun* day week when it became known I that Mr Herbert Adams, son of Mrs Adams and the late Mr W Adams, of Neuarpurr, had died in the Nar* racoorte Hospital. Death in this case; was a'so doe to pneumonia, the young man expiring1 immediately after an .operation, The funeral at Narracoorte was attended by many .residents of Nenarpurr and other districts. This you...
THE WORLD'S WEALTHIEST MAN. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
THE WORLD'S WEALTHIEST MAN. The Czar of Russia is the wealthi est man in all the world, far richer I even than John D. Rockefeller or any j of the Rothschilds. His civil list ; alone amounts to something li^e £fi,500,000 a ye-ar, and mors than a half of this is available for his own private use. In addition, the Czar owns land in European Russia equal in area to the whole of Ireland, and derives from it the colossal revenue of £5,000,000 per annum. And then he also owns land in Siberia which, even in its present undeveloped state brings him in well over £1,000,000 a year. His annual income, including the interest on his savings, has been es timated at £7,500,000. Seeing, therefore, that the Czar puts aside every year a large sum of money for each of his four daughters the prince who contracts a marriage in that quarter is likely to do «" tremely well for himself from a worldly point of view.
THE DAIRY THE BEST COWS FOR DAIRYING. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
THE DAIRY J. THE BEST COWS FOR DAIRYING. Under tha above caption Mr. j Long, a popular English -writer on dairy subjects, in a recent issue 0f the "Dairy" (London) has several articles on the different breeds 0/ dairy cows. Of the Jersey breed he has written the following "The Jersey cow produces the rich est milk of any known breed. Her milk is seldom sold by dairymen owing to its higher cost, but it pro duces the finest butter that can be made, and not only finer cheese but a larger quantity per gallon than the milk of any other breed. "Farmers as a rule object to the Jersey owing to the fact that she is of iittle value when slaughtered- 0r barren, while her calves realise very small sums of money except in those cases where the breeder has a reputa tion. She is also regarded as too delicate for roughing, it in all parts of the country, but Jersejs which are bred for constitution and milk production, without regard to exhi bition points, I believe to be equal to maintaining health...