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Golf Notes. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
Golf Notes. Following are the scores for the, Jaly medal The conditions were 3; roauds of IS holes each Hep Net F Kiefel ... ... 60 230; A Aitken . ... ... 78 i4L J Ratoliffe ... ... 54 2-}:> F Bennett ... ... 51 265 J Boyd ... - ... 42 25b" A [Instead ... ... 6l> 25& Forth ... ... 15 254 Rowley ... ... 6 257" Dabb-r v ... 15 26S Knight ... 45 *274 F Rowe ... ... 54 293 E Larrad ... ... 4S 265 W McLean ... ... IS 26L A Ezard ... ... 24 272; V Brown ... ... GO 254= M WheUn ... ... * 78 27t? A Johnston ... ... 45~. 2Soir Waller ... ... 30 291 llev Cole ... ... 66 i:60> R Barker ... ... 60 290"' il Moody .. ... 78 27& 11 Ratoliffe ... ... 78 262 h Jot:es ... ... 54 274 Teudtts Jirejinvitea fur the s tie ami i-moval uf dwelling i:ti:il reoetttn .vnp;ed '-y Mr Bert Schmidt T!t«~ ".vtilli-f. .vlr'.-h is s»t uitcd .'vv.tiiiuil, is jou^h I'-ousf i Ui-.tfii
Things Science Gannot Explain. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
Things Science Gannot Explain. How sunlight turns grapes into sugar. Why the sap of trees is not frozen in winter. Why it is, that many microbes can be boiled and still live. IIow a bat can see to catch mos quitoes on a pitch dark night. By what sense a pigeon finds its way homo from a great distance. How the paiu of a cut is carried by the nerves from the finger-tip to the brain. How seeds sown in the autumn re sist the frosts of winter and ger minate- as soon as spring comes. How a chicken ten seconds after coming out of its egg knows how to balance itself 011 its feet, . run about, and peck food. How it is that, if the earth is as old as we have every reason to be lieve,the radium in it has not yet given off all its energy, but seems to be discharging just as much as it ever gave.
What is Horse-power? [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
What is Horse-power? . h : Among many engineers there arises discussion as to the incidents sur rounding the origination of the term horse-power as applied to the steam-engine. The following quota tion from. '"Farey on the Steam Engine," published in 1827, will be welcomed by many : -The machinery in the great brew eries and distilleries in London was then moved by the strength of horses, and the proprietors of these establishments, who .were First to require Mr. -Watt's., engines, always inquired what number of horses an intended engine would be equal to. "In consequence, Mr. Watt made some experiments, on the strong horses employed by the brewers in Loudon, and found that a horse of that kind, walking at the rate of two and a half miles per hour, could draw'. 1501b. avoirdupois : by means of a rope passing over a pulley, so, as to raise \ip that weight, with a vertical motion, at the rate of 220ft. per minute. This exertion of me-, chanical power is equal to 33,000 lb. (or 528 . c...
The Pope's Sisters. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
The Pope's Sisters. ? - A-- ? - It is now more than a year since the death of the eldest sister of ' Pope Pius X., who, with her two younger sisters and their niece, C.ilda Carolin, lived in a humble apartment 1 in the Piazza Rusticuc.ci, close to the t vast mass of the Vatican Palace. The sisters of the Pope are char acteristic and interesting figures 1 who, notwithstanding the exalted I position of their brother, remain in | the Eternal City as simple and un pretending as in their early days at Riese. Like most women of their class, they never wear hats out of doors, and when they go to church drape a piece of black laco over their heads in Venetian fashion. Unable to read or write at all fluently, like many of their type in Italy, they are extremely shrewd and full of good common sense, and are most, notable housewives, whose only regret is that since their illustrious brother has been installed in the Vatican they can no longer see after his creature com forts as they did throug...
Different Walks. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 7 August 1914
Different Walks. $ Country people and the dwellers in cities have different walks accord ing to Dr. 1'elix Regnault. The city man uses short steps, holds his body erect, keeps his legs straight, and strikes the pavement sharply with his heels before put ting down the rest of his foot. The country man takes a longer stride he leans forward keeping his knees bent, slides fcis foot over the ground and leans his weight upon the whole sole at once. Each method of walking has its own merit. The country man's method enables him to get over greater distances without fatigue if the road is fairly even. If, however, it is rough or broken he at once and instinctively adopts the mode of the city man. "What have you being doing' for the last hour ?" "Oh, just admir ing the scenery." "What were you looking at ?" "A mirror."
Electric Clothes. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 14 August 1914
\ - = Electric Clothes. i We may soon hope to see on the market apparel which includes an electric apparatus for warming the body of.the person who wears it. Some time ago Dr. Carmichel, pro fessor of physics at the University of Toulouse, in France, hit upon the idea of inventing electric clothes in an effort to devise a cure for rheumatism. The garments which" he designed, however, while theo retically all right, were in many ways entirely impracticable to wear. For one thing, the wiring made them too heavy and altogether too stiff, to allow any freedom'of move ment, and quickly wore through [the cloth. Furthermore, after the i fabric had been wet a few times, the heating apparatus rusted and was ruined. Ultimately, however, another French scientist, Professor Herr got-t, of Belfort, took up the ex periments, and it is said has at last succeeded in; producing suits made from electrically-wired fabric Which meets all practical tests. In the suits made by Professor I-Ierrgott the wi...
Gained lost by War. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 14 August 1914
Gained lost by War. « Comparing her position among nations then and now, Russia has gained most by war during t'no last fivo hundred years. At that timo she was an insignificant state in t lie midst of warring tribes and threatened with extinction by more powerful and better organised neigh bours. Moscow was the centre from which ? the Slavonic Empire has been built up. Early in the j.5th century Vassali conquered Rostov, and Mu rom laid claim to Novgorod. Ivan the Great, whose long reign extend ed into tho next century, subdued the city and its colonies and freed his country from the suzerainty of the Tartar. The succeeding reign witnessed a protracted war with Lithuania, the annexation of three-great provinces, and the subversion of the last of the ancient Slavonic Republics. Ivan i the Terrible opened the way to Si beria and the North, but the con vulsions that followed his death threatened to destroy the new-born Russian nation. Then came Peter tho Great. He gave Russia a footin...
WHY A MAR'S BRAIN IS BETTER THAW AW ANIPSAL'S. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 14 August 1914
WHY A MAR'S BRA1M IS BETTER THAW AW ANIPSAL'S. j (By WW. "LEE HOWARD, M.D.) Within the surface of the brain four different stations for mental activity aro well known. They all look alike under the microscope, but differ essentially from other parts of the upper brain in anatomatical structure. It is the extraordinary development of these stations, or centres, which distinguishes the hu man brain from that of animals. Thev are called intellectual cen tres, or "centres of association," be cause they concentrate tha activi ties of the organs of sense with higher uniis. The intellectual centres are con nected by numerous systems of very fine fibres. These centres differ from the centres of sight, hearing, smell, touch, etc. The latter cen tres receive the perceptions which Diagram Showing the Four Chief Association Centres of the Human Brain: (A) The Auditory Centre; (V) The Visual; (W) The Writ ing; and (E) That for Speeches are conveyed to the brain by the external organ sense. For i...
Speeds for Turning Unusual Materials. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 14 August 1914
Speeds for Turning Un usual Materials. 1 The "Practical Engineer" gives the following information on turning unusual materials : Slate, on ac count of its peculiarly stratified formation, is rather difficult to turn, but if handled carefully-, can be machined in an ordinary lathe. The cutting speed should be about the same as for cast iron. A sheet of fibre or pressed paper should be interposed between the chuck or steadyrest jaws and the slate, to protect the latter. State rolls must not be centred and run on the tail-stock. A satisfactory method of supporting a slate roll having journals at the ends is to bore \a piece of lignum vitae to receive the turned end of the roll, and cen tre it for the tail-stock spindle. Rubber can be turned at a peri pheral speed of 200 feet per mi nute, although it is much easier to grind it with an abrasive wheel that is porous and soft. For cut ting a rubber roll in two, the or dinary parting tool should not be used, but a tool shaped like a knife; ...
The Indian Fakrr and his Robes. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 14 August 1914
The Indian Fakrr and his Robes. $ J be marvellous stories related of East Indian jugglery are without foundation in fact, being in reality the tales of travellers exaggerated in the courso of constant repetition. 1 lie fakir's tricks are, as a rule, of the most primitive order, and often clumsily performed. The cob ra snake trick has always been most puzzling to travellers ; but its performance and solution are easily explained. A party of jugglers, naked with the exception of clouts about their loins, appear in tho open market place. After a series of incanta tory sounds, a cobra is produced and tortured into seeming frenzy, until the bystanders, with bated breath, watch tho proceedings, fear ful lest some one of the dancing, howling jugglers may meet his death from the fangs of the maddened rep tile. Suddenly, before the gaze of every one,. the cobra disappears as though "vanished into thin air," and tho jugglers appear as disconcerted at the disappearance as the specta tors. No t...
VALUE OF THE SCALE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 14 August 1914
VALUE OF THE SCALE. 4 . Farmers are extremely las in keep ing any kind of accounts. It might be thought that self-interest would dictate that they should know ex actly the profits they make each year. Yet to ascertain this it is es sential "that there be a taking of stock once a year ; and we will guarantee that there is hardly on? "farmer but of any hundred who does this. Dairy farmers are equally lax, in not knowing what their cows do in i the way of milk or butter produc tion, in hot knowing the cost oi feed, or hoiv much each cow con sumes per day. It seems a very difficult matter to g.et dairymen to appreciate the fact that dairying is a manufacturing business ; and that to make money at it, it is first necessary to know exactly "what each item costs, thus practicing economies where needed. Until the cost of production is known, it is impossible to curtail or lop 65 the unprofitable items. It is very evident that one of the first things that must be done is to weigh the milk of...
Natimuk Gun Club [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 14 August 1914
Natimuk Gun Club 7 he Natimnk Gnn Clnb held a successful slioofcin Mr John Schmidt's paddock on Saturday, when two sweepstakes were competed for with the following results . SWEEPSTAKE Of 2/6 each, 6 birds E Foster-oirooi . - ... 3 J Newton-011100 ... ... 3 E Ryan-mm ... ... ... 6 E Jory--ioooro ... ... ... 2 E Haustorfer-mm ....... G W Weidner-ooiioi ... ... 3 F haustorfer-000011 ... ... 2. E Malonev -iiiioo - ... 4 A Ezard-oioori ... ... 3 A Duschke-iidiio .. ... 4 W Lane-100101... ... . ... 3 J Bous field-000000 ... A Rowley-110101 :.. .1 Henry-000000 ... o Dr Bird-onoit... ... ... 4 Ryan and Haustorfer, who tied with 6 birds, each, shot olT for first place, first nsiss out, Haustorfer missed liis third bird, and Ryau, dropping three, won t lie sweepstake SWEEPSTAKE Of 3/ each, 3 birds J Newtou-101 ... ... 2 D Maloney-m 3 A Duschka-011 E Ryan-001 ... ... 1 E Jory-xoo ... ... . 1 W Weidner-on re Haustorfer-11 x E Foster-no ... Makm>y and Hnustoifer divided
"MOVIES" AS A LIFE-SAVER. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 14 August 1914
" MOVIES " AS A l,IFli>SAYER. Motion pictures seem destined to have a repressing influence on reck I iessnoss and crime. Professor Mtm sterlKTg's in vent ion-t ho cinetnato I graph nerve test for chauffeurs, pilots, and other men in charge of I passenger and traffic conveyances placc-s the candidate in a motor car in a dark room before a mov ing picture. A child in the picture darts before them : a pair-horse van dashes directly towards him ; a heap of rock suddenly appears. in every case the would-be chauffeur must I act immediately ; his steadiness or | unsteadiness of nerve is ftfaiaiy re pealed. It should be remembered that such a test is as realistic, aa lift* itself ; so real was the dog in a recent picture experiment, tfasi a dog in the hoas&lt;! dasluid at it and tore the screen to pieces.
THE FARM AND DAIRY. GRAZING LUCERNE. THE DANGER OF BLOAT. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 14 August 1914
THE FARM AND DAIRY. -f GRAZING LUCERNE. THE DANGER OF BLOAT. In view of the increased use of this splendid /odder plant, the opin ion of Mr. Alexander, the manager of a large estate near lnvereil, jn New South Wales (where 15 silos are in use), on the danger of cattle grax ing on lucerne, is worth noting-.. He holds that tht feeding off of lu cerne by stock is always attended with a certain amount of risk of loss by tympanitis or bloat. In fact, dur ing certain period? of the plant's growth its action on the cow is so active and virulent af. to resemble prussic acid poisoning o? cattle fed on immature sorghum. A remarkable thing about it is the fact that this extreme effect is pro duced for perhaps only two or three days in the plant's gTowth, which explains why cattle geazing in one paddock may suffer badly from blo,->t while those in the next may be im mune, although the lucerne appears to be in exactly the same stage of growth in both. . The manager be lieves that the importan...
MINIMAY NOTES [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 14 August 1914
MINIMAY NOTES (From our Correspondent) The executive committee, of the Minimay and Boiroopki Railway League met in the Mini may Hall 011 Saturday, Sth inst, and dealt with some important business. It was decided to impose a levy of 5/ on members in order to defray the experses of the deputation, which recently visited- -Melbourne, and to meet other expenses of the League. This, being very important, calls for the earnest attention of all interested as! it must be agreed, on the active co-operation of all concerned, will depend upon the ultimate success of the agitation for the desired railway facilities. It was also decided to write to the Hon John Thomson, ¥L.A,, with, a view to ascertaining when the Standing Committee would visit the'district. ; I There is very little change for the better in the weather, as the rain which happens to fall occassionally is not heavy enough, to soak the ground, although grass and crops are kept fresh thereby, but water I holes are very low, and fall...
Skating on Salt. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 14 August 1914
Skating on Salt. Nature has been conquered once more. Men can skate, not on ice, but on salt. A salt skating rink, constructed by the patented process of Dr. Edward Arnold, was re cently .exhibited and operated in Berlin. All skaters will welcome the in vention of a method of producing, by purely chemical means and with out the employment of a costly refrigerating process, a saline cry stalline mass which exhibits all the characteristic properties of ice. The surface of the mass can scarcely be distinguished from a surface of na tural or artificial ice, and the re semblance is increased by the fact that the shavings produced by the skates" have all the appearance of snow. The mass is entirely odour less and contains no ingredient in jurious to the health or the cloth ing of the skaters. It can be uti lised for skating, with ordinary ice skates, in every season and cli mate, except when, the temperature is higher than 86deg. Fahr. The mass can be applied to any tight floor of wood, c...
PUREE OF ONIONS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 14 August 1914
PUREE OF ONIONS. Take two cupfuls of boiled onions, rubbed through a sieve ; add half a Cupful of rich, sw«t cream and the i beaten yolks of two eggs. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve quickly on hot buttered toast. THEACLF OHEESECAKES. Line some patty pans or a tartlet, tin with good pie-crust, and fiU ! either with the following mixture. Into a tablespoonful of flour stir four tablespoonfuls of treacle, and when cfnite smooth add half a tea spoonful of powdered ginger. L&lt;ay twists of paste crosswise o"ver the toD, and bake in a moderate oven.
Gymbowen Notes [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 14 August 1914
Gymbowen Notes (From our Correspondent., Unfortunately the team which was to represent the Natimuk Mutual Improvement Association at Gym bowen on Friday last did not put in a full appearance, Messrs H Moody and F Haase attended and joined the Gymbowen folk in passing a very enjoyable evening. Impromptu speeches were the order of the evening. After the one who drew a subject had dealt with it, the nominator was called upon also. Following were the subjects brought forward : Should women receive the same pay for equal work as a man? Prawn by Mr G T Haase. Nonimator, JI Moody Is it probable that, the English Government will hand over to Japan the Northern Territory as compen sation for her help in present war ? Drawn by'A Muegel, spoken to by A Richards. Nominator G T Haase Is the present war justifiable ? Drawn by W Ampt. Nominator, J I Ampt Do you think that the Dominions of Great Britian will ever dis->umte into separate kingdoms ? Drawn by H Moody, spokea to by A Muegel. Nominat...
THE GLORIOUS GUMS OF AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 14 August 1914
THE GLORIOUS GUMS OF AUSTRALIA. There are people who see no beauty in the gum ,,Tr twm they g«?nerf 0( the eucalyptus ; trouble to look ittraction about its shapely generally know all varieties they o but to those who trouble to look twice there is _ "L ' L~ . an &L* .trunk and limbs, and feathery fol iage which entitles it to considera- ' this account, as well as S its many practical uses, lhe rtistic possibilities of the eucalyp ti ale well exemplified in Mr. W. r.-cter Lister's famous picture in the Svdney Art Gallery. "The Golden Splendour of the Bush. The two most widely distributed, d consequently best-known, gonu of trees in Australia are the Scias, or "wattles," and the euca 1 ti or "gum trees." Of the latter there'is a tremendous number' of species, and one of their greatest champi°nS t0"day *s .Maiden, Director of the Botanic Gardens and Government Botanist for New South Wales. He is fre quently to be found urging their claims for use, either as an orna mental and ...
Death at Wail. MR. GOTTLEIB STEPHEN [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 14 August 1914
Death at Wail. M5, G0TTLE1B STEPHEN Oar Wail Correspondent writes? -The quiet little cemetery of Wail,-' which lies nearly t.hree miles to the} north-^east of the railway station, was^ (writes our correspondent) the scene! of an. impressive ceremony on the? bright sanny afternoon of the 9tli| .instant, when the funeral obsequies off one of Wail's earliest pioneers in the^ person of the late Mr Gottlieb Gus-i tav Stephan were being performed! according to the rites of the German; Lutheran Chntch by Paster By, or|&lt; Dimboola. One might easily have imagined himself to be in Ger many witnessing a Germany witness-' ing a German funeral, for the major-; ity of those present were of German nationality or descent, the whole service was in German, and there were two tuneful German hymns sung in the tongue of the Fatherland by many voices. One could not help feeling what a tine type of peo ple these German settlors aie and how well th3y have)succeeded in life's battJe on these rich ...