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Trams on Holy Ground. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
Trams on Holy Ground. ? $ The statement that Jerusalem and. its vicinity are to be modernised by the laying dow*n of an electric lighting plant and the construction of a water supply, from WadyForah, oJid a tramway between 'the city and Bethlehem, causes little dis quiet in quarters where any vandalism in Jerusalem would be resented most keenly. " Really, I think the tramway to Bethlehem will bo quite a good thing," says a prominent member of. the Palestine Exploration Fund Committee. "Jt will be well outside the city walls, and there is nothing of interest that needs to bo jealously preserved on the four or five miles of country road between Jerusalem and Beth lehem. For the electric light pro ject, too, there is much to be said, and the water supply is certainly ur gently needed." Up to tho pre sent, Jerusalem, so far as the city within the old walls is concerned; has suffered singularly little from its contact with twentieth-century civilisation. Tho railway terminus is well outs...
A Dovetail Joint Puzzle. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
A Dovetail Joint Puzzle. --* A simplo but very ingenious example in joinery is illustrated. In the finished picce, Fig*. 1, the dovetail appears on each side of the square stick of wood, the illus tration, of course, shows only two sides, the other two are identical. The joint is separable and each part I is solid and of one piece. In male-1 ing, take two pieces'., of wood; pre ferably of contrasting colours* such! as cherry and walnut or mahogany and boxwood, about liin. square and of any length desired. Cut the dovetail on one end of each stick as shown in Fig. 2, drive to gether and then plane of! the trian gular corners marked A. The end of each piece after the dovetails are cut appear as shown in Fig. 3, the lines marking the path of the dovetail through the stick.
TOY FILMS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
TOY FILMS. Perhaps you havo been puzzled over the making of those mechanical toy pictures, showing dolls, 'J'eddy j bears, and toy cats apparently alive and doing ull manner of re markable things ! Such films require infinite pa tience and plenty of time to manu factory. The; dolls are arranged on a tablo and the camera faces them. The producer moves a doll's left foot forward and takes one photo graph of it, then advances its right foot and photographs the scone again, repeating this several times. The result is that the doll appears to bo walking of its owto accord. One mechanical toy film being shown at picture theatres depicts cavalry, infantry, artillery, and aero planes in a battle, and it took ton months of continuous work to complete. More than i 200,000 sepa rate changes of position were neces sary. FOR THIS FUTURE. A film recording President Wil son's facial expression, including a broad smilo, has boon hermetically sealed ami placed- in the vaults of the Now York Public L...
Workhouse Children. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
Workhouse Children. In January,1913, the number of childron in receipt of relief from the State in England and Wales wns close on a quarter of a mil lion, of whom some 70,000 were in ; workhouses or institutions. A little group of Rhodes scho lars, themselves fresh . from the great bare spaces of the Empire, formed, in 1909, the design of transplanting some of these chil dren of the State, and for the last twelve months their plan has been working under conditions most favourable to success at Pinjarra, in Western Australia, says the "Graphic." The head of the Farm-Scliool, and founder of the Society, is Mr. Kingsley Falrbridge, a Rhodesian by birth, and a poet by nature, and the boys under his charge at present number thirty-three. They came from various work-houses in England and Scotland. They attend the ordinary State school till they are fourteen, but in their home they get an insight into farm life. They harness teams and j learn to manage them, driving in j to the post or fet...
Porter's Coats as Afghan Uniforms. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
Porter's Coats as Afghan Uniforms. Tlio Amir of Afghanistan is ex ceedingly anxious to Westernise his country, but it is rumoured that -some of his subjects are not taking kindly to the reforms. The latest step which the Amir has taken is to insist on the ladies of his'yCourt wearing European clothes. Recently dozens of elaborately-de-' signed costumes were ordered from Paris. Early this year, says a Bombay correspondent, a representative of a Bombay tailor visited Kabul at the invitation of the Amir, and high-class clothes to the value of JC/3,000 were sold to the ladies and gentlemen of the Court. The ladies were not permitted to be seen per sonally or to be measured for their garments, but their measurements! were sent out to the tailor. The; ladies selected their dresses from1 pictures of the latest Parisian fashions, and after the costumes had been supplied his Majesty gave a garden-party at which the dresses were displayed. j Many amusing features about this J craze for Europe...
How Kipling was Interviewed in America. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
How Kipling was Inter viewed in America. rl Iii . Chicago, considerably more than twenty years ago, I obtained a chance interview from Rudyard Kipling. At that time Kipling, who was just beginning to achieve fame through his 'Tlain Tales from the ' Hills" and " Soldiers Three/' had little use for this country. For one thing, he had tried to make a living with his pen in San Francisco, and had failed. Kipling was in a decidedly crab bed humour whcii he reached Chi cago on this occasion, and not with out reason. He was on his way from Australia to England. On shipboard he had made up his mind that lie would do* no talking for newspapers when he readied this country. He would not see the San Francisco reporters who be . sieged him. Hut some of them wrote "interviews" with him any how. In the main they were'high ly. ridiculous, imaginary interviews, .and they put Kipling in a very foolish light. The same thing hap pened in Seattle, Cheyenne, Denver, Omaha, and other cities where he . st...
His Plan of Campaign. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
His Plan of Campaign. H A sergeant in charge ol a squad of recruits wns waiting in front of the Bog and Gun public-house. ex pecting the arrival of the command ing officer. Getting rather impa tient, the worthy "non-com." resol ved to make himself more comfort able. Calling his men together, he told them that he intended to occu py the time in teaching them "out post duty." "You three men," he said, pointing to a sturdy trio, "will go to one end of tho street; three more of you will march to the other ; the remaining forco will guard the side streets and turnings. The captain is supposed to be the enemy. The, Dog and Gun will represent the camp or fort. When you oight-tho enemy, raise an alarm, fall back to tha main body-that's myself-and, whatever you do, guard against a possible surprise." "Where be ye a-going, then, ser geant ?" ono of the men ventured to ask. "Inside the fort, you blockhead, to look after the ammunition, of course !" bellowed tho worthy in structor. | Olive and ...
Indian Heraldics. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
Indian Heraldics. ? Alert Bay, an old Indian village on Vancouver Island, Alaska, pos sesses ..the most complete collection of totem poles to be found any where on the Pacific coast. They represent the family her ol dies of the Siwnsh or Coast In dians, and every house has its own totem pole, consisting of figures of birds and animals and other monstrosities rudely carved in wood and quaintly coloured. The top figure represents the crest of tho owner of the house, the one beneath it that of his wife, and the re maining ones those of his wife's relatives. As a rule, there aro only three or four figures carved on a totem, and only the totems of the greatest chiefs have six figures car ved on them. This custom seems to have origi nated in the transmigratory idea of the souls of men passing into the forms of birds and animals, and is interesting as showing that the In dians had some faint idea of a supernatural power.
A RISING CARD TRICK. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
? A RISING CARD TRICK. j A rising card trick can bo accom plished with very little skill by us i ing the simple devico illustrated. | The only things neoded are four j ordinary playing cards and & short rubber band. I'ass .one end of the ; rubber band through ono card and the other end through the other card, as shown in the illustration, drawing the cards close together and fastening the ends by putting a pin through them. Tho remain ing two cards are pasted to the first tjvo so as to conceal the pins and ends of the rubber band. Card Slips from the Pack Put tho cards with the rubber band in a pack of cards ; take any other card from the pack and show it to the audience in such a way that you do . not see and know the card shown. Return the . card to the pack, but be sure and place it betweeu the cords tied togethor with the rubber bond. Grasp the pack between your thumb and finger tightly at first, and by gradually loosening your hold the card pre viously shown to the audi...
Old-Time Magic. CHANGING A BUTTON INTO A COIN. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
Old-Time Magic. * CHANGING A BUTTON INTO COIN. IMace n button in the palm .of tho | left hand, then place a coin be tween the* second and third fingers of the right hand. Keep the right hand faced down and the left hand I faced up, so as to conceal tho coin Makhc tlit Chance and expose the button. With a quick motion bring the left hand under tho right, stop quick and tho button will go up tho right-hand coat sleeve. Press the hands to gether, allowing the coin to drop into tho left hand, tlion expose again , or rub the hands a little before do ing so, saying that you are rub* > bing a button into a coin. I
THE DAIRY A GENUINE GET-RICH-QUICK PROPOSITION. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
THE DAIRY A GENUINE GET-RIOH-QUICK PROPOSITION. Superintendent Malcolm H. Gard ner, of the Holstein-Frlesian Advan ced Registry 0f America, lias a fac. ulty of saying things in a striking and unique way.. Here is what he has to say regarding the disposition of puro-brcd sires and the vnlue of cow-testing associations : Not one puro blood bull out of ten that is born is needed for use in purebred herds. Sale for tho other nine must be found for grading up, or they must be either vcaled or raised as beef steers. Breeders of Hol steins are vitall5 interested in arous ing the interest of farmer-dairymen in the betterment of their herds, and there is no present better way to ac complish this than by the organisa tion of testing associations. Under this plan nn association is formed containing enough herds to ' give steady employment to a competent man who remains one day at cach^, place, the cows owned by tho mem bers of the association being asses sed pro rata to pay the wages of the ma...
RECIPE FOR SKIM-MILK CHEESE [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
RECIPE FOR SKIM-MILK CHEESE The skim-milk must bo left until it is quite thick, then woll strained, which can be done by hanging it up in a clean linen bag. When drained dry add Halt to taste, and rub the curds well to mako them appear mealy. Stand, in a warm, place near a stove for a few days till they get gluoy. Then put into a saucepan, and fry with fresh butter till all is well melted. Hun into a basin, and leavo to get cool*. It is then ready for use. I Thin recipe is used by many farmers' J wived in Western Australia, and Is well recommended. An important experimental trial was made on the L.N.W. Railway be tween Foleshill .and Nuneaton with a potrol-driven rail car. Tho test was a comploto success, and foreshadows a revolution in railway locomotion. Tho car is 60 feet in length and is of i full railway carriago gaugo. It runs I smoothly on two sets of bogio whetlfl, and can bo pulled up very jpromptir. 1985. I
Cleopatra's Needle. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
Cleopatra's Needle. . t '. Vow of tho inany thousands who | dnilv pass Cleopatra's Needle on the ' Thames bmbankmont know of tho i 'exceedingly miscellaneous collection 1 of articles which was placed in the cavity in the base of the obelisk» on Its 'erection. The following is the list: Standard foot and pound. Bronze model of the obelisk, $in. scale to the foot. Copies of "Engineering" printed on vellum, with plans of thOv me chanical contrivances employed in erecting and transporting the . obe lisk, together -.with its complete history. A. fragment of tho obelisk itself* chipped from it in tho process of levelling tho base. i'nrs of Dotilton ware." 'Complete set of British coinage, including an Empress of India ru pee. '/. ' . . Standard gauge of 1,000th part of nn inch. Baby's feeding-bottle and chil dren's toys. . , l'urchnient copy of . J)r. Birch's translation of the obelisk's hiero glyphics. i ."Portrait of Queen -Victoria. Bibles in French and English, the Hebrew Pentatouch, ...
WHY LEAFY POTATO PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
! WHY LEAFY POTATO PLANTS; The most nutritive pirt of tha po tato,; the part that gives to the po tato its excellent flavour, is the part that contains, the.greatest:number of starch cells. If anyone v^ili cut a Po tato, through the. middle he will" no tice that'the potato substance is not homogeneous^ Around the outside of the potato, just beneath, the. skin, is a layer, separated from, tho inner la>er by a. vascular scml-flbrouB par tition that is visible on close exami nation. This outer layer is called the corticel, and' contains most of the starch of the potato. The best pota toes' have this corticel layer thick instead of thin-that is, have more starch than the others. - The principal chemical element of, starch is carbon. The potato plant gets all of its carbon, from the air through the leaves, none of it from the soil. Tho leaves have tho power to dissociate the carbon from the carbon dioxide in the air, and store much. of. this, carbon in the tuber. The, larger the leaf,...
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) THE MESHES OF FATE. OR, THE CURSE OF THE BLUE DIAMONDS. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
(ALL RIGHTS RHSISRTJJD.) MESHES OF FATE. O R, THE CURSE OF THE BLUE DIAMONDS. By Hcdlejr. Hloharda, Author of "Thf Mlno Master's Heir," "Time, tho Avenger," etc., etc. SYNOPSIS OP PREVIOUS PARTS. TbG story opens In Australia, whor© Joshua Wodmore, an unsuccessful miner, is tramping along in search of fresh fields. Jfintoriog; a hut ho dis covers a man on ft rude bed, ill with t.ho fever. Whilst administering to the sufferer Wcdmore notices a small bag and a loaded revolver under the pil low. On examination t.ho has proves to contain blue diamonds of enor mous value. These he appropriates, ns h-e considers the fovor-stricken one has only a few hours to live. Wed more goes on his way, finally reach ing1 Melbourne, where ho books a pas sage for England In the Fair^ Quoen. Tho vosscl Is wreckcd, VT"lmoro and no elderly man named B . ;:t Heth criTiRton, of Wynthshay. Hall, being the only survivors. After many days of suffering and exposure they are eventually roscucd and placed on board ...
Court Fixtures. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
Court Fixtures. The following- are the Police Magis trate's Hays of at'eudnrce ft' the courts of tins' p» rt of .the CflMlemaine Diatfict L^ncefieW -Wt^NesiJuvs IJ a.m. January 21, F&lt;-^n"«vv 18, Match 18 Apti! 15, M»v '20, June 17. Komscy- Wednesdays, 2.30 p.m. on same dates ns Lanceficld, Woodrnd-Mondays, 3 p ro. Jan uary 12 ami 20 ; Fot-ruaiy 0 and 23; March 9 and 2.'$ April ; 27 , May 11 and 2.). and June 22. Kynefon-Tuesdays, 10 fl.ro. Jnn nary G, 13, and 27 ; Fehiuary 3, H\ and *24, Mmcli 3, 10, 24, and 31 ; April 7 ami 2$; May 5, 12, and 26 ; and June 2, 9, 23, and 30. Licensing Courts will be hrld as folluws: - Lancefield dieltict (held at Rom-ey) -January 21, Ftbiuaiy IS, Ma ch 18, April 15, May 20, and J Kyneton-January 6. February 3, March 3, April 7( May 5, and June
CHAPTER V. HOW THE BULL UPSET JOSH HETHERINGTON'S PLANS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
CHAPTER V. HOW THE BULL UPSET JOSH " HETHERINGTON.'S PLANS. It was a ^autUul May .morning Vhn first of the month, ? W" every Bhay Park were beginning =.to burst y.ears Joshua Hetherington. Ossington. The trees thaMmdJ eo sapling, tl.cn were now I» P°'n *ir » v.«.v "-»">«&lt; * when tne sciuub -thpro was as he stood looking out of th0 dow as he had done so long og . over the gardens and the *®r . J Twenty years ago , sssts'srfcJWt! his face, which had never worn a P , ticularly groover, now harsh and torti 5 ln his there was a ^ o! toman i nature" revealed' something of the . trtd gone well ; everything £ J the W^thslmy cf ^e' ^ved^right' j ports down »» » 1 ° anfl aIt01. vsE^rts?& Prt"y 1^ the taster of the Hall j countoi, the grimy J^inost *alu-! b"^ ^°^ig CBtato. Still, with all tut "he was not happy- » was not **rrs: brux»^ oxemplaiy man. e that sometimes ho hart ^^rrir1: «se; rrtr^athe had no son to '^.n^ornehln. ono^! ihe 'I^appoiutmer had been and j "^WbTo^P...
PART 3. CHAPTER IV.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
PART 3. CHAPTER IV.-(Continued.) "I am sorry Aunt Mary is out," she said, saying the very thing she ought not to have said, as it gave him an opening to speak on the sub ject she wished to avoid. "I am glad Mrs. Jennain is out, ; as I have something I wiBh to say to you," replied Josh, as he seated him self near her, looking at the refined but sad face, and from, her his eyes wandered to the lovely old garden and beyond it to the well-wooded park. Then beforo his mind's eye thero rose a vision of a rustic bench at one side of a field-path, and a girl shabbily dressed, who listened with blushing face, but the light of joy on it, to his words of love. That had been 'his first wooing, very, different from this ; then ho roused himself. It seemed to him there had been a long pause, but in reality it had not oc cupied more than a minute for that picture to stamp itself on his mind. "I daresay your father told you that I had naked his permission to make you an offer ot marriage." he said,...
USEFUL HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
USEFUL. HINTS. Burns; and- Scalds.r-For. a. slight burn, or scald apply equal parts of oliyc oilt andi lime water, and, wrap the part at onco in a, sheet of cot ton wool, Cxing it lightly with a bandage. At first the pain seems in creased, but this noon subsides. The wool may be left on for three or four days. Jf lime water is not available j olive oil "may he used alone, and : flour, or starch dusted over it. i Aching Limbs.-Hot salt water is a sovereign remedy for aching limbs caused by standing too. much on the feet,. or too prolonged walking, also for tired arms, hands and limbs after, continued exertion or strain. The water should he> cs> hot ast can well be borne without discomfort;' and have plenty of salt in- it:- but too strong salt will make the- flesh itch and. bum. For a sprained ankle; bathe, in hot salt- water for half: an hour, renewing the heat as it cools* wrap, in flannel, and' repeat the hot bath; in- three' or four hours, until.re-! lieved. To Clean Brass ....
THE FARM. MOIST FACTS for DRY FARMERS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 3 July 1914
THE FARM." , MOIST FACTS for DRY FARMERS. Mr. Geo. L. Sutton, Agricultural Commissioner for the Wheat B*lt, Western Australia, has issued tbe following : Moisture can he stored in tbe soil. To store moisture the soil must he able to absorb tbe rain that falls. Loose soil will absorb 4fl per cent, of its weight in water. Compact soil' will absorb only 20 per cent. Cultivation or tillage loosens tho soil; * ; Cultivation or tillage some- time previous to. tho sowing- season is known as fallowing. I FALLOWING STORES MOISTURE. | The longer the period between the initial' operation of fallowing and 'that of planting, the-greater will-be ? the- quantity of moisture'stored'.' In dry districts fallowing should commenoe early. The- moieture stored by* fallowing is wasted by woeds* Weeds can he destroyed by surface cultivation. &lt; The moisture stored is* easily lost :by evaporation. j Much- of this can be prevented bj mulching, or covering the moist soil (with straw, litter, or lods...