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NITROGEN LAMP SHOWS HIGH EFFICIENCY. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
nitrogen lamp shows high efficiency. Large models of the new and not yet entirely perfected nitrogen lamp, or more correctly the nitrogen-filled electric lamp, were exhibited recently. The new lamp is a tungsten incandes cent lamp of high efficiency with the lamp filaments set in nitrogen gas in stead of in a vacuum. Not so very long ago the tungsten light was hail ed as a modern wonder in economy, giving three times as much liglr. for the same amount of current as was consumed by the carbon bulb. Now the new "nitro" bids fair to cut tha tungsten consumption almost in half. The new lamp will be adapted to out door lighting, gives a whiter light than any other commercial form, and may be had in globes rated as high as 5,000 candle-power.
SIGNS FOR FRENCH ROADS SAVE TIME. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
SIGNS FOR FRENCH ROADS SAVE TIME. It will nut be hard to find where one is in France when the new system of numbered roadways is perfected. Foi some years there has been a partial numbering- of the principal thorough fares and so satisfactory has it shown that authorities are determined to ex tend ihe benefits of the system throughout the republic. Every kilo meter post in France will bear the name and number of the road on which it stands, painted in biff letters and figures. Under the new system a motorist wishing* to make a straight run from Harvc to Nice, crossing" France at its greatest length, would need no other instruction than "R.N. M, Paris. R.N.7, Nice." He would keep on R.N.14 (Route Nationale 14) until it brought him to Paris; on leav- ; ing the capital he would pick up R.N. j 7, and follow it until it brought him | to Nice.
FLAME WELDING GAINING IN ACTUAL PRACTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
FLAME WELDING GAINING' IN ACTUAL PRACTICE. Modern practice seems to tend to ward the elimination of rivets and the use of flame welding- in joining two pieces of metal together. Aluminum tanks for brewer's use arc flame welded, as it has been shown that such welding costs but 40 per cent, of rivet ing on the same piece. In construc tion work flame welding is being used by plumbers and pipe fitters, who aic putting in entire pipe installations without a single threaded joint. An instance is cited, in the Palace of Jus tice in Cologne, put up in 1910, where five miles of iron pipe was put to gether with flame-welded joints.
CEMENT FOR MARBLE ORNAMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
CEMENT FOR MARBLE ORNA MENTS. One of the simplest hard cements is the well-known mixture of litharge and glycerine made to a stiff paste. It sets hard as a rock, and is oil-proof. A solution of waterglass" mixed with powdered calcium carbonate serves the same purpose. A mixture of boiled lin seed oil and firc-clay resists acid bet ter than most cements, though sul phur melted with glass powder is also ranked as very resistant to chemicals in general. Another good hard-set ting cement is made by mixing two parts of magnesium oxide, one part of magnesium chloride, powdered stone to suit as a filler, and water to mako a stiff paste.
SACRED DEER. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
SACRED DEER. +V From time immemorial deer have boon Jiold in reverent regard by the Japanese. Herds are kept in com pounds, and the highest respect is paid to the animals. In olden times the shogun gave the peoplo such a strict order to protect the sacred uninmls that if anyone happened to hurt or kill them lie was put to death on the spot. It was a period of terror. Even at the present day the deer are so tamo and abundant in the shrine grounds that they in fine woathor, .stroll round to the streets by tivos and threes and surround passers-by, asking for food, and sometimes holding their sleeves in their mouths in an affection ate manner. Onco a year somo of the deer are caught by moans of a net with a handle by several tamers (in service of the Kasuga Shrine OCico) and taken to an enclosure, where their splendid horns sre cut off with a saw, while a crowd of spectators wfftch the work with breathless interest (admission ten sen, equal to about 2$d.) This done, some of tho sncred h...
DIPLOMACY THAT FAILED. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
DIPLOMACY THAT FAILED. Withorby: "I've invitod a follow hero lo dinner to-morrow night." Mrs. Withorby: "Oh, my dear, what did you do that iov? Why, the new cook is coming to-morrow, and you know it will bo just awful." Withorby: "I don't hog anything aw ful about it. Giivo him what we've got. I guess its good enough." Mrs. Witherby: "That's ju«t like a man. You don't seem to care for ap pearances at all. Can't you put him off?" Witherby: "No, I can't. The idea! I invite a friend to dinner and my wife protests. Hut, madam, ho comes just the same. As long as 1 am run ning the house I propose to do as I please." Mrs. Witherby: "Who is it?'' "Witherby: "Wigson. You know him, don't you?" Mrs. Witherby: (seized with an in spiration): "Know him? I should say I did. Why, he is an old sweetheart of mine." Withorby: "1 guess not." Airs. Witheby: "But he is. Have him to dinner by all means. Oh, I should just love to see him. How ho used to make love to me." Withorby: ''He did, eh?" Mrs. Withe...
TRUE AND TRAGIC. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
TRUE AND TRACIC. A number of years ago some mincrB in Wales, in exploring an old disused pit, found the body of a young man dressed in a fashion long out of date. The peculiar action of tlio air of the mine was such as preserved the body so perfectly that it appeared asleep rather than dead. Tho miners were puzzled at the cir cumstances. No one in the district had been missed within their remem branco, and at Inst it was resolved to bring in tho oldest inhabitant—an old lady over eighty years old, who had lived single in the village all her life. When she was taken into tlve room where the dead man lay, a: strange thing occurred. The old lady fell oh tho" corpse and kissed it, and address ed it by ©very term of endearment spoken in a bygone' generation. He was her only love, and she had waited for him her long life. Sho knew ho had not forsaken her. The old lady and young man had been betrothed sixty years beforo. Her lover had disappeared mysterious ly, and she had kept her faifK d...
LIFE NEEDS IT. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
LIFE NEEDS IT. If'we know what hearts aro aching For tho comfort wo might hrinjj;; If' wo know what souls aro yearning . For tho sunshine wo might fling; •If wo know what foot aro ucarv. Walking pathways roughly laid: We should quickly hasten forward, Stretching forth our hands to aid. If wo knew what frionds around us Fool a want tliov never tell— That some word that wo have spoken Pained or wounded where it fell. We should speak in accents tender, To each friend wo chanced to moot; Wo should givo to each freely. Smiles of sympathy so sweet.
POETRY OF THE WEEK. THE TEST. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
POETRY OF THE WEEK. When tho harp of life is set To rare strains of inolody, Pioiusant now, and full of hope For tho time thut is to bo; When our lessons ate eaeli day, Easy to bo understood. When life's skies aro eU-ar and calm, Then 'tis &lt;ntsy to lie good. But the real test eometh when. Qloso wo hoar tho battle blare. When wo wrestle faoo to face. With our foenien, want and earoj Then, if patiently wo toil. If temptation be withstood, If wo stand and overcome Then wo may he counted good.
AMERICAN HUMOUR [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
AMERICAN HUMOUR Too Suspicious.-"Why lire you so angry with the doctor?'' asked Mr. White of his wife. "Because," she replied, " when 1 told him J had a terribly tired feeling he told ine to show my tongue." A Caroful Dresser.—"llinkleigh is terribly finnicky about his clothes, isn't he?" said 13inks. "He sure is!" returned Winkle top. "Why, that fellow won't even tackle a pony of brandy unless he has his riding breeches on!" » « # • A Rival.—"The equator is an imag inary line running around the earth,' says the boy who likes to tell what he has learned at school. "An imaginary line," repeated the great railway financier, absent-mind edly. "Who is promoting It?" » # # i. » Nood o( Speed.—Doctor: "Mrs. Brown lias sent for me to go and set her boy, and I must go at once." His Wife: "What is the matter with the boy?" Doctor: "I don't know, but Mrs. Brown has a book on 'What To Dc Before the Doctor Comes,' and ] must hurry up before she does it." • * * * » Using Him.—'"Lie still there, ...
POST OFFICE PROBLEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
P08T OFFICE PROBLEMS. Patrick Had spent many weary nights writing1 a long: and fervent epistle to his latest sweetheart. When at last it was finished it made a bulky package, the sight of which filled Patricks soul with pride. Carefully affixing a penny stamp, he bore his precious document to the post-office and handed it to the man behind the counter. Me wasn't going to drop that letter in an ordinary letter-box, not he ! The clerk picked it up and put it on the scales. "Here," he cried, calling Patrick back, "your letter is overweight 1" "What d'ye mean? Over what weight ?" "I mean it's too heavy. You will have to put another stamp on it." "Oh, be quie'. with your nonsense," said Patrick condescendingly. "Sure, if I put another slump on, that will onfv make it heavier still!" Abruptness is an eloquence in part ing, when spinning out the timo is but the weaving of now sorrow.—Suck ling.
Ivory Nut Buttons. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
Ivory Nut Buttons. About fifty years afro some rubber J gatherers in the forests of Northern Ecuador reported a peculiar species &lt; palm, which they found in great num bers, whose fruit was a nut resemb ling in form and color a miniature head of a negro. These nuts are nicknamed "negritos." The kernels of the nuts, when thoroughly dried, had the appearance and texture of dentine ivory. Sample lots of these nuts were shipped to Europe for ex perimental purposes, and it was soon found that they furnished an ideal ma terial from which to manufacture but tons and other small ornamental ob jects, for which the more expensive ivory had hitherto been used. The ivory nut is now an important article of commerce. Over 20,000 tons are shipped from Ecuador alone every year, bringing in a return of about £340,000.
Wedding Anniversaries. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
Wedding Anniversaries. Scarce one couple in a thousand live to celebrate their Diamond Wedding1, the sixtieth anniversary. But custom has provided a number of other anni versaries on which presents suitable to the occasion should be given to the happy pair. For instance, on your married friends celebrating: their Wooden Wedding, give them a present made of wood, and so on. The com plete ■ list of anniversaries is as fol bws: 1st anniversary—Cotton Wedding1. 2nd anniversary—Paper Wedding, 3rd anniversary—Leather Wedding. ' 5th anniversary—Wooden Wedding. 7th anniversary—Woollen Wedding. 10th anniversary—Tin Wedding. 12th anniversary—Silk Wedding. lfith anniversary—Glass Wedding. 20th anniversary—China Wedding. 25th anniversary—Silver VAdding 50th anniversary—Golden Wedding. 60th anniversary — Diamond Wed» ding.
National Pride. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
National Pride. Whenever I sec travellers constantly seeking- to reassure their national pride by arguing* that something they have at home is much better than what they find abroad, I suspect them of a dawning- doubt as to the overwhelm ing superiority of their native land. Most of them, poor things, confronted for the first time with the glories of the world, with the indifference of other peoples to their mere existence, with the obvious parochialism of (lie affairs which seem so tremendous at home, must indulge in some self flattery and stimulants to patriotism. Accept the nations as they are. Each has its virtues and its weaknesses. All the tourist talk in the world will not change their habits nor remodel them to the liking of the chance tra vellers who pass ^ticir doors. Seek out the good one may learn of them, and ignore the evil. Your tour will be the happier if you say at the be ginning: "My country is a very good country, but so arc others, and I shall uot waste my time i...
IN BUSINESS AS A FILM EXAMINER. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
IN BUSINESS AS A FILM EXAMINER. A very important mid accessary per son on the stall' of iilm manufacturers is tho inspector or examiner of films. Fifteen, twenty, or twenty-live copies j of each cinematograph production aro niado and circulated among as many halls, remaining at each for three dayK. And for this brief period tho proprio tor of tho hall lias to pay a li i^li feo. In tlio course of six weeks theso score of films will visit some SJUO halls, und after this are released at progressive ly lower figures, and resume their tra vels, for many weeks more. And it is tho duty of tho film ex aminer to inspect tho films as tlioy nro sont back by tho exhibitors and ro medy any faults which may liavo re sulted from wear and tear. With care ful handling a film wilt last some considornblo time, but it is accessary that it should bo inspected on each occasion boforo being sont out. • Women mako the best inspectors, ac cording to a loading iilm manufacturer, on account of thoir delicacy ...
GETTING EVEN WITH THE JOKER. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
===== \ GETTING EVEN WITH THE ( JOKER. A merry little party had paid the usual fee of fourpence eacli to fish in tho rivor, ii'liicti ran through Farmer Crop's orchard. It was a warm day, and ono of the anglers suddenly ox pressed his intention of having a swim, and stripped. Farmer Crop, however, coming up at that moment, objected very strongly to anything of tho sort so near to his house. Thon, with a wink to his companions, tho wag drew Farmer Crop's attention to tho notice board, which read, "Ad mission to river, fourpence." "So, you see," remarked tho jokor, prior to taking a header, "I've paid for it, so here goes." Thon Farmor Crop pounced on the bather's clothes. "Ah reckon yo paid for yer cloas on' all, mister," ho chuckled, "an' thoy'ro goin' in tool" And they did—every stitch—amidst roars of laughter.
STRANGE SAVAGE ACCOMPLISHMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
STRANGE SAVACE ACCOMPLISH' MENT. In British Columbia dwell certain tribes of Indians who read and ivrito shorthand with facility. Tho story of tho manner in which thoy acquired tho accomplishment is a truly remark able ono. It is stated that a Briton who visit ed the country of tho Indians as a missionary found himself so hampered by the ignoranco of tho tribes, who could not read tho Biblo he gave them, that ho set to work to teach them shorthand as tho quickest means of onabling them to read and write! It seemed a doubtful experiment at first, but being based on the sound of tho words there was no need to learn spoiling. The priest began by teaching the more intelligent men, and then sending them to teach the others. So successful was tho undertaking that thero is now scarcely an Indian, old or young, in the district who can not road and write shorthand. You must put up with a great dual if you would put down a groat deal.