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RIDERS OF THE VELDT. ACROSS AFRICAN DESERTS WITH A TRANSPORT WAGGON. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
RIDERS OF THE VELDT. -4— ' ACROSS AFRICAN DESERTS WITH A TRANSPORT WAGGON. » (By A. LOTOK R1DGEK, F.R.G.S.) Though South Africa is steadily becoming covered with a network of railways, there are still great stretches of country that are not yet linked up. In these parts- the ox-waggon is the only means of transport. West of' Mafekin^, right to the seaboard, there is one unbroken stretch of vcMt ; and to reach the Atlantic coast there is only one way to travel, namely, trek it by ox-waggon. Fate once sent me on a trading trek up to Lake Ngnnii. Well, Lake Ngami is about a thousand miles from nowhere. To be a little more accurate, however, the lake lies in the north-western jiart of- the Bechunaland Protec torate, and to reach the little trad ing- centre up there, one has to cross the northern part of the dreaded Kalahari—a waterless de sert. ATHWART THE WASTES. My -waggon had eighteen oxen to pull it, and tho load on it was only 5,0001b. But it took me over two months to cover the fi...
A Scientific Curiosity. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
A Scientific Curiosity. 1 A few 5'enrs ago, while the Jung frau Railway was in process of, con struction, a violent explosion of dynamite occurred, anil an exami nation of. the different places to which the sound penetrated led to a very curious result. It showed that the explosion was heard in two regions widely sepa rated from each other, one being that part of the Bernese Oberland which adjoined the site of the ex plosion, while the other was the country round tha Lake of Con btance. In the region lying between these two districts the detonation was inaudible. • Several scientists have studied the causes of this phenomenon, and it has been found that similar ex periences have been noticed during volcanic eruptions in Japan, parti cularly with the eruptions of Asa ■ Kinyama. It was found that the di rection in which the sound , was audible tallied with the directions of the wind prevailing in the mid dle layers of the atmosphere, and it seemed as if the action of the wind could al...
The Evolution of the Umbrella. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
The Evolution of the Umbrella. ♦ The inventor of the folding; um brella is unknown. A passage in the Greek play, " The Knights," written by Aristophanes, in the fifth century, B.C., apparently refers to a folding parasol, and sunshades of this character are represented on antique Greek vases. The Roman ladies adopted the parasol from t the Greeks, as is shown by various passages in the works of Roman writers. The para*, 'sol was usually carried by a slave. The stick was made of- bamboo, and the cover of variegated fabric. The use of the parasol was- not confined; to women. The' poet Cliiudianus complains that the effe minate Roman youth of the period (IJ.C. 399), instead of carrying, ofl Sabine virgins, carried sunshades. In the Middle Ages the umbrella was a mark of rank and honour. After the year 1170 a gorgeous um brella was always carried before the ■Doge of Venice, whether the sun was shining or not. From the fact that Leonardo da Vinci, in tho year 1.500, used the word "tent" ...
Let the Sun Supply Hot Water. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
Let the Sun Supply Hot Water* The sun will keep your hot water boiler full with the nid of an inexpensive device, a solar heater on tho roof, that not only supplies water at a high temperature on warm days, but also by means of a cleverly devised tank, will conserve tho heat over a couple of dark days. This is made possible by a l acking around the tank similar to that in a fircless cooker.. Not only hundreds of homes in the West are thus equipped, but a number of public buildings, notably play ground and school buildings, in California make U8e of this system to supply hot water ifor shower baths without cost. After the plant is paid for, there are no further char gcK. The .photo graph shows one of the largest of these public installations, a 500-galIon tank heated by three night-and-day so lar heaters on the roof of the playground building in Exposition Fark, Los Angeles. The "chimney" on the structure is in reality a screen for the lank, which is set upright in the attic, project...
The Way to Make a Sextant. IT WILL TELL THE LATITUDE ANYWHERE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
The Way to Make a Sextant. IT WTI,L TELL THE LATITUDE ANYWHERE. A sextnnt for measuring the latitude of any pln.ce can, it has been found by Mr. Carlos Ilarn'son, cun be easily constructed a? follows : While a board, lin. thick, Gin wide, and 12in. long, is about right for the instrument, any1 dimensions can be used, providing the line AD is at pcrfect right angles to the level THE TWO/STARS AT THE END OF THE GREAT MPL'ER ARE POINTERS TO THE S O It T H STAR. of the sights C and D. The sights tiro belter to use, although the upper edge of the board, if it i3 perfectly straight, will do as well. If it is desired to use sights, a slight firuovo is cut in the upper edge ; a V-slmped piece, cut from tin, is fastened at one end, and a small pointed nail is driven in nt | the other. In doing this,, be sure to level tha bottom of the V-notch and nail point so that in drawing the line All it will be at pcrtect right angles to a lino between tho .sights. A tack is driven into the side of the ...
Trunk Telephone [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
■ In connection with the trunk tele phone, the fcl:uvh:g lates er to be charged for Csiiiveitation be tween Benalla and other towns con nected Retween Sa.in.&7p.m, 7p.ui &Sa.m First Add. Fir6t Add • 3 miti. 3 inin. 3 mill. 3min Melbourte ... 1/10 1/4 lOd Sd Seymour 1/ 9d 6d 5d Kuroa ' ... 6d 5d 4d 3d Violet Town 3d 3d 3(1 3d Iiadd»}:iuuie 2d 2&lt;1 2d 2d Winton 2d 2d 2.1 2(1 Gler.fowini ... 2d 2d 2d 2d Wangurntta ... &lt;1(1 3d 4(1 3d Chiltern 6&lt;1 4d 3d Springliurst f l 6d 4d 3d Wodonga ) 1 9d 6d 5d Beeehworth ... F'l 6d 4d 3d Waligunyah... 1 / 9d 6d 5d Rutlierglen ... &lt;M 6(1 4(1 3d Noorfliuunga ?&lt;1 2d 2d 2d Goorambat ... 7A 2d 2d 2d Devenish J* 3d 3d 3d Tlioona f'l 5d 4d 3d Iiungcet West 4-1 3d 4cl 3d St. Jauies 4d 3d 4d 3d I.eke Rowan... 4il 3(1 4d 3d Tungauiah .. - 6d Sd 4(1 3d Wilby 6d 5(1 4(1 3d Telford Sd 6d 4d 3d Yarrawonga... Sd 6(1 ■id 3d Sheppartou . 1/10 1/4 lOd S Dookie 1/10 1/4 lOd ■ Sd Tallnngalta ... 1/4...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
C. D. LAIRD, AGENT, BRIDGE-ST., BENALLA. Agent for H. V. M'Kay's Sunshine Works I can supply you with all kinds of Muchiuery. The Sunshine PLOUGHS and ONE WAY DISC are guaranteed to give every satisfaction. Sunshine Harvester Is so well known comment is unneces sary. I Guarantee ALL MACHINERY, and buyers allowed trial before paying. Cash or easy terms. 0. D. LAIRD, Uriel ge-street. Printed and published by the Proprietor, J. H. Elshaug, at The Printing Works, Ntinn St. Benalla, In the State of Victoria. ; Why Should Women Suffer ? Olf1. lime logic accepud it as a matter of colli fact tintt women were iumU to suffer from girlhood to tlie grave. Wliat a monstrous doctrine. A book dealing with -he matter of pain and sufTeiing a pffectinj. womenfolk, and wbicli tells how thousands have been restored by a Minnie home treatment to permanent hexlth after yeers of pain, will be sent Iree to anyone who cuts out this ndvt. and scuds it to Dept. A. 33, Ladies' College of Health, Phair's Buildi...
LAW RELATING TO NEWS PAPERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
LAW FEUTI&G TO KLWS PAPERS. 1. Subscribers who do na |£giv express notice to the contr ry are considered as wishing to Continue tlieir subscription. 2. If subscribers order the dis continuance of their periodicals, the publisher may continue to send them j until Arrears are paid. I 3. If subscribers refuse or neglect to take periodicals from the office to which they are directed, they^are Responsible until they have settled :als to be discontinued. 4. If subscribers remove to othei places without informing the pub lishers, and the papers are sent to heir former direction, ths sub cribers are responsible. 5. The courts have decided that "refusing to take periodicals from the office, or removing or leaving them uncalled for, is prima facia evidence of intentional Fraud.' ' 6. If subscribers pay in advance for a periodical, they are bound to give Notice to the publisher at the end of the time that they do not wish to coutinue taking it, other wise the publisher is authorised to...
A Bayonet Charge. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
A Bayonet Charge. Some members of Wangaratta Cftizeu Force having beeu imbued by the brilliant bayonet charges made by the British on the French battlefields indulged in a little similar exercise on Tuesday, but luckily no Jives were lost, although one was gravely threatened for some minutes. The youths were out in the vicinity of Warrena Park for the purpose of drilling. A. few of the number were ordeied to stand aside, as they were not working with that spirit that characterises the true Australian soldier. They took up a position ' some distance away, and as Mr James Welsh, in charge of Mr J. ^ Molony's butcher's cart, approached ■ ou his round one wag gave the order to "fix bayonets and charge." j Instantly the cart was surrounded. ! and Mr Welsh was dazzled by the ' glittering steel that faced hitn. The ' order was given to search the cart. ' The discoucerted driver protested ' against such action, and asked for what purpose the search was being made. He received the reply that...
SPORTING. THE GUN. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
SPORTING. THE GUN. The Benalla Gun Club held a j£l0 Starling Handicap on Wednes day last when 32 noms. received and 2 star.*. Although a very strong wind was blowing and the birds good, some excellent shooting was witnessed. At the end of the 13th. round only 3 norns. stood good, being those of Ginnivan, Hyland and Collins. On the 18th Collins missed, and Hyland, who forfeited his chance on the 20th, left Ginni van, who grassed his bird, the winner. Sweeps that followed were won or divided by the following:— Burde, Down, Hyland, Maguire and Collins. 595 birds were put through the traps during the after noon.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
Business Notice. Cyclists and Motor Cyclists TRY— J. Dunstan, Cycle & Motor Engineer, Bnidge St , Benalla, For Any Class of Repairs. Light Turning and Fitting, Etc. Cycles Built to Order from £6 10/. Motor Cycles from £55 10/. Prices Right. Workmanship Absolutely Guaranteed. Agent for Kdison Phonographs & Records GUNS REPAIRED. Dudgeon & Dudgeon booksellers & stationers and AUTHORISED NEWS AGENTS, (Late H. M. King), bridge street, benalla. j For the Latest BOOKS, PAPERS, MUSIC, MAGAZINES. Write, Wire or Call. J X L BUTCHERY, Near Post-office, BRIDGE STREET. BENALLA. JIM COOKE, (Late of the Federal Butchery) Will be pleased to see old friends and | new ones. QUALITY RIGHT. PRICES TO suit THE TIMES. No Two Qualities kept in Corned Beef Only THE best. Country Orders personally attended to. Preinisies open for inspection at all times. A. ROLFE. CHABCOAL BUSKER. In Any 'Quantity. Apply v EUROA post OFFICE. JAS. WEATHEBILL, BAKER, PASTRYCOOK AND. CONFECTION...
Phases of the Moon. August. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
Phases of the Moon. • E August. First quarter, Friday 28tli September. Full uiood, Saturday Mil Last quarter. Smiday 13tli New moon, Sunday 20th First quarter, Saturday 26th ^October. Fnll moon, Sunday 4tli Last quarter, Moudav 12tli New inoon, Monday 19tb First quarter, Monday 26tli November. Full moon, Tuesday 3rd Last quartet, Wednesday 11th New moon, Wednesday 18th First quarter, Tuesday 24th
TO OUR READERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
TO OUR READERS. 0 The editor will carefully peruse al communications sent, whether they be in political, social, or other form, and they will be treated as strictly con fidential. All items must, however, be well authenticated, and from a reliable source. All communications .will be acknowledged in the correspondence columns. Newspaper clippings are also accept able, and facts about people,, such as deaths, marriages, social events, etc,; in fact on all events, will be carefully read and, if suitable, published. We wish to make this journal as in teresting as possible', and you may help us if you desire. Give us your opinions on the current topics of the day—they may prove of interest to our readers. Please write on one side of the paper only
DOOKIE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
DOOKIE. Indignation is felt at Dookie at the action of Shepparton business people in seeking to retain the Wednesday half-holiday. A petition is being presented to merchants in the various towns throughout the shire, with the idea that a majority will be in favour of Wednesday.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 1 December 1914
BEGS to Notify the Public that he has opened his NEW PREMISES with a large aud well-assorted Stock of LADIES' GENTS & CHILDREN'S SOOTS £t SHOES. 3W Call in aud Inspect the Stock RABBIT' DESTRUCTION. & LAZEMOUT. " ui;:t l"" CHEAP. SIMPLE. EFI'ECTIVE LAZEMOUT is'largely used by the Government and Lending Landholders throughout Australia, Railway Lands, Reserves, Channels and Embankments. Lazemout destroys their Harbour. SUCCESS GUARANTEED ' PpIco: 46/ pen drum of gallon. OiTlrain or boat Melbourne, which contains S00 charges—sufficient to destroy all Rabbits in 200 Burrows of S openings each. 55 lbs. of Rock Carbide of Calcium is required with each drum of LAZEMOUT; price Melbourne, 12/, LAZEMOUT is the best Burrow Eradicator EVER introduced to Australia— saves your Feed and Gils your Bales and Bags with Wool and Grain. No Land holders are complete without a drum of Lazemout. Local Agent • F. G. ROSSELL, Stook Station and Agent, Benalla Distributing Agents: BROADBENT B...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 1 December 1914
Family Circle BEREAVEMENT NOTICE. R. and MRS. CONNOLLY and JLYX FAMILY ilesires to express their siucere THANKS to their mnny friends I for t^eir nets of kindness and expres sions of sympathy, especially Dr. John&on and Miss Lois Mtickrell, in their i recent s wl bereavement. 1
LAW RELATING TO NEWS PAPERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 1 December 1914
LAW FEUTiKG TO REVi/S PAPERS. 1. Subscribers who do na ;£giv express notice to tlie coutr ry are considered as wishing to Continuk their subscription. 2. If subscribers order the dis continuance of their periodicals, the publisher may continue to send them until Arrears are paid. 3. If subscribers refuse or neglect to take periodicals from the office to which they are directed, they;are Responsible until they have settled ;als to be discontinued. 4. If subscribers remove to othei places without informing the pub lishers, and the papers are sent to heir former direction, the sub cribers are responsible. 5. The courts have decided that "refusing to. take periodicals from the office, or removing or leaving jthem uncalled for, is prima facia evidence of intentional Fraud.' ' 6. If subscribers pay in advance for a periodical, they are bound to give Notice to the publisher at the end of the time that they do not wish to continue taking it, other wise the publisher is authorised to send on...