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SPOONING GROUNDS. NOVEL MATCH-MAKING SCHEME. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
SPOONING GROUNDS. NOVEL MATCH-MAKING SCHEME. The" establishment of recreation places for young people, which he i terms spooning centres, is advocated by Mr. Otto F. Thum, Commissioner of Property in' the city of Denver, Colorado. Mr.. Thum has advanced views on the subject'.' In a statement he has made of his plans for improving the playgrounds and parks of the city he urged that a number of places should be set aside where young men and youni? women tm^-it meet ar.d be come acquainted. H&lt;? believes that the plan, if carried out under proper muncipal supervision, would greatly increase .the number . of happy mar riages. A want of individuality is the most dangerous sign in modern civilisation.
Shire Matters. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
Shire Matters. To the Editor. Sir, -4- Would you kindly allow me a small space to draw attention to the state of some of our streets'. There is the place near the Post office, commonly called ' O'Grady's I^ake." I hear a working bee is being organised to «attend • to this, but why that should be necessary I am at a loss to know. Surely the Shire Council should look after it, and a few pounds would make a de cent job of it. Then there are the bad spots near Moore's Hotel. When someone breaks his leg, or perhaps nis' neck, then perhaps ac- 1 tion, will be taken. The state of Elgin-street, near the State School, is a disgrace,, especially when the lamp near b5' refuses' to shed its rays, which it does occasionally. There are many other bad places,' but the weather has been so favor able lately that the inconvenience caused by them is not so much felt ' as it.will.be. when we get tome wet V weather, as Tsuppose we will. There is another matter I would draw attention to, and that is the ...
To Prevent Colds. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
To Prevent Colds. Mr F. Charlton, surveyor, writes I to a contemporary A. f.ew years ago I came across a book on Indian .Yoga practice, and read.that a com mon Yoga practice is to wash out the nostrils daily—that the practice clears and cools the brain, and ab solutely prevents colds. This ap pealed to me as a good thing to do and I immediately commenced, and have continued the practice. In the morning or the evening, I dip my nose into a washing basin of dean, cool water. I draw the water, up j into my nostrils, and, blow it back ! through the nostrils, repeating until i all the dirty strings' of microbe laden mucous are cleared out. i Since I commenced this practice I have never taken cold, and several i of my acquaintances; who have fol lowed my example have also been 1 immune. When first commenced the practice is unpleasant; the water causing a burning sensation in the uucous membrane of the nostrils, but this soon passed away. The practice is not at all unpleasant, and after be...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
Mr C. J. Whitbourn, Myrtleford, has been appointed an honorary * assistant inspector of fisheries. Mr John Simmons,' of Wodouga, last week received a ,£5000 legacy. SOROSES LIQUID FACE POWDER In these days of out-door life—motoring, ' golfing, boating, etc,—a reliable and harm less liquid powder is, one of the necessities of life. Soroses Liquid Face Powder is found by experts to be a perfectly invalu able preparation, arid a decided improve ment ^n the oid-fashioned dry,powder. 'Besides improving the appearance it acta as a shield to the delicate skin of the face against hot winds, dust, smuts, and other extraneous matter. Price 2/6. Obtainable at Miss E. Connelly's, Myrtleford.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
What is" stronger in death than\, ife ? ''An"old yellow-legged ii'titr. How can a main- shave with a silver razor?:—By catting off his heir with a'shilling. *' The impecunious ruin who mar: ried an heiress, always speaks, of her as a capital wife.* Query for the Heads of Families. ■ --How is it that the dresses ladies • . want to wear oul are mostly worn indoors ? " Ah." said Judkins, " deerskins are very scarce this year !"—''Yes,'- , . responded Budkins, " and scarce "skins are very dear/' The most wouderful clock in the world has 95 faces, ^and indicates"si- ' multaneously the time of day at 30 points on /the earth's surface, be =ides the movement of • the earth around the sun; the phases of the moon, the signs of the zodiac, the passage over the meridian of more than 50 stars of the n orthern "hemi sphere, and the date according to thfcVp-regorian," Greek, Mussulmau and' Heb'rew calendars. This mar vellous clock is.at SL-. Petersburg-//::?•' . SOROSES SKIN FOOD. Every woman, who...
Leg Weakness in Fowls. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
Leg Weakness in Fowls. From a brochure published by the Department of Agriculture we_hive ^clipped the following, in the belief tha*: it may be of interest lo some of our readers :—Leg weakness ill' adult fowls is usually caused by rheumatism, which is generally hr'oughl on by exposure to damp ness and cold. Heavy forced feed ing of rich foods -is also sometimes responsible for the trouble. The "practical treatment for this trouble is dry, well-ventilated houses and the judicious use of all condiments, meat and stimulating foods of all kinds. If the malady is so serious that special treatment seems neces sary the addition to each quart of drinking water of -about thirty-five grains of baking soda daily has beeu, found helpful. Cooling foods, such as bran, barley, rice, green feed, skim milk or buttermilk and. veget ables, should also be fed. Foods of all kinds that have a -stimulating effect should be avoided.
Hospitality Rewarded. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
Hospitality Rewarded. \For givipg up t)ieirAphly bed to a sick arid apparently : penniless tyeg g£tr, Mr and'!Mr^ George Smith, a poor working couple residing at Sunbury, Pennsylvania, have been rewarded with a legacy of ,£1600, I The beggar, a man named John Fell, who was about 80 years of age, [ arrived at the Smith's home and asked for shelter, saying hte was friendless and ill. The man looked so old and infirm that, although the Smiths had only one bed, they gave it up to him, and themselves slept on 'the floor. They told Fell that he was quite, welcome to share their food, bufe that tkey had no money with which to buy medical ' comforts. The next day the beggar produced a dirty cheque book, and drew a cheque on the Northumber land (Pennsylvania) bank for ^10. The couple thought he was ciazy, but to their surprise'the cheque was duly honored, though - even then they imagined that the, money was probably all, or nearly all, of the old man's : savings. Fell grew worse and died, bu...
"ITALIAN BLIND MAN'S BUFF." [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
'' Italian Blind - Man's Buff ." In this the players form a ring, joining hands as they do so. One player is blindfolded, supplied with a light wand, and made to stand in the middle. " The players" dance merrily .round him until he taps the • ' floor with his wand. At this signal the dancing ceases, and the children, remain perfectly still, while '' Blind Harry "; endeayours to touch. pneiOf-/ them lightly, w.ith his wand. . ( The players' do their utmost to avoid being touched, but mu'-'t - be careful not to break the ring. Im-; mediately' a player' is touched he or she must emit ^ome so.und—a groan, a squeak, a sigh, a cough—trying to disguise the voice, so as not to be detected. * " Blind Harry " then exercises his ingenuity in endeavouring to guess the name of the player he has touched. If , he guesses rightly, then the unsuccessful "player .takes bis place inside the ring, and '"Blind \ Harry " relinquishes the wand and 1 joins the other players. .. v* £ i ... ■ ;v.,a .£>¥
GAMES'FOR PARTIES. "WHAT IS MY THOUGHT LIKE?" [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
GAMES'FOR PARTIES. " What, is My Thought L-ike?" This is an amusing game, and one'! which' calls for a certain amount, of j ingenuity on the part of the players. J One of the company silently selects a j subject of thought ; let us say, for | ex'ample, thaf-the King is de'eided ! upon. He then asks each player in ! turn, " What'is my thought like !" j Many and varied will be' the replies to this query as the players respond i with any simiie. which occurs, to their j mind at the moment, and of course, j as the}7 have no knowledge of the | subject chosen by their companion, j liieir, remarks a re frequently very | ridiculous and wide of fhe mark. " Like an elephant,'' says one, perhaps.' " Like a flower." " Like a mountain." ' Like a baby." " Like a river." And so on, until every player has responded, when the questioner pro ceeds to declare his thought aloud. He then calls upon each of the com pany to point out the resemblance between it and his simile, and if this is not accomplish...
The Social Problem. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
The Social Problem. I \L9$i. By£4 ' I i The vain delusions of the riff raff hoodlum, the mean sneak-thief and the vile night-prowler present a deplorable condition of affairs, and.it.is almost beyond comprehen sion why they do not make a deter mined effort to shun everything deplorable and strive to live a life of love, honor and trust. When they become absolutely stranded in the walk of life, and -are discovered ruminating in a passionate manner, any step that may give ledress to their grievances should receive every consideration; In this connection it is interesting to note them reso lutely iuclined to disregard the trifling"causes which, with no rea son, lead them to lie, cheat and de ceive, being content to spoil and blight the very faculty of suffering that seemed to dim and deaden in sheer despair in consequence of their wilful ;wrongdp:ng. The out come which is positively certain is that the brightness of one's exis tence must be morally and physi cally"guarded"~as a protest...
Mania for Clothes. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
Mania for Clothes. I The folic wing statement of account has been filed bya Paris dress maker, who is "suing Mrs Rutherford Sturgvesant, an American in Paris, in the civil court for payment of goods supplied between 1st .April, 1913, and 1st June, 1913:—" 1 Eosamiue dress ... ... ^28 1 Richelieu jacket ... ... 13 1 Minerva dress ... 2S 1 Cleopatra dress ... 22 . 1' iyitiD ... — od ' 1 Salome dress ... ... 40' 1 Versailles dress ... ... 15 1 cloak in black and gold ... 32 1 Yantho dress ... ... 2ti ' 1 coat of grey tulle ... ... 40 1 Bacchante dress ... ... 24 >1 sable stele and muff ..."960 N Total .£1,264 Judgment has been reserved in" this case, which shows that it must cost over ,£5000 a year to • clothe j a woman who moves among the class of American multi-millionaires; ^1264' a "'quarter works out at £97 a week, or about ^15' a day'.' ' Such' a woman spends each day on her" clothes as much as it would take most' of the women whp make. them several"months to earn. N The profe...
ADDITION EXTRAORDINARY. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
Addition Extraordinary. First, select your victim. Next, tell him that you are, without ex ception,' the most wonderful arith metician in the world. Then, you prove it. L,et him write down a row of figures. He chooses, let. .us,.say, 5928617. Under this he writes a second row, to which you briskly add a third. He then gives another, and you another. The -process- is. repeated yet oncej again, and the next moment you h ve proyed your assertion by writing "down the sum of' the seven rows of figures without having troubled to add them up.™ ; How is this achieved? As fol lows You have taken care,, when writing your own figures, to form 9 with the .figure above it. At the end, by writing the figure which represents the number of rows you" have written (three in this case), and by then adding th,e top row of figures, less .3, you have the sum accomplished. Example: 5928617 4305153 5694836 2184725' 7S15274 v ' 6258372 \ •&lt;.&lt; " 3741627 35928614
A CROSS PUZZLE. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
a Cross Puzzle. If the following words are rightly guessed and arranged one below the other they will form a cross, the centre letters of the nine "Words giv ing the names of an English county. 1. Reserved. 2. A color. 3. A town in Germany. 4. Copper cditis. 5. Incapable of being seen.- 6. A place where boats atW stored:' ; 7. A. fastening 8'. A period'of time. 9'. An insect. ' The "answer will appear in our next issue.
District Schools Association. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
I District Schools Association. j A meeting of the sub-committee } (Messrs'A. J. Croucher, H. Meade I and E. R. Cousins) appointed to frame rules and conditions on which to work the' above Association was held on Friday night last. Mr Cousins had secured valuable information, which was discussed. A lengthy list of notices of motion from the, Executive Committee of the State Schools Committees' Asso ciation was also to hand. These are to come before a National Conven tion of Schools Associations, to be. beld in Melbourne - during Show week in September next ; and it I was asked that Myrtleford District I should affiliate with the Stale [ Schools Committees'; Association, and appoint two delegates to attend | the Convention. I It was resolved that a meeting of the Myr.tleford jDistrict Committees be called for Friday night next, 10th i iust., for the purpose of considering i the suggested rules and the corres pondence, and that the sub com i mittee recommend affiliation with i the Hea...
Found Dead. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
Found Dead. Our Bright correspondent writes Information was received on Sa turday night by Senior-constable Priest to the effect that a man named Edwin Arthur Collins was missing from his home at Smoko. Collins, it appears, lived in a tent alone and was seen for the last time on Thursday afternoon. Senior Constable Priest enlisted the ser vices of Constables O'Halloran (Bright) and Kelly (Harrietville), and. with a party, of willing hands all Sunday was spent in scouring the bush, and when darkness set in the search was adjourned until Mon day morning. With the constables mentioned at the head of affairs, the search was continued early on Mon day morning, and shortly .after operations began the lifeless, body of Collins was discovered head down wards some little distance from his tent. It appears as if Collins fell on his way home, and subsequently died of exposure. Collins, who is said to be about 55 years of age, is supposed to have sons residing at Yackandandah. The Deputy Coro n...
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
LADIES' LETTER. x - From "Irene" in Melbourne. . "' Mrs. 'Norman Menzies, wife of the proprietor of Melbourne's swell hotel, - but' best-kriown to the general public : as Miss Dorothy Vane, has decided 'to return to the footlights. She has accepted an engagement with J. C. •Williamson Ltd. and will portray the leading roles in the Gilbert and Sulli van opera season, which begins on .■)■ June 27 at Her Majesty's Theatre. Miss Vane is enthusiastic about her reappearance on the stage. Speaking v.' the other day, she said: "Ever since I leftv the stage I have wanted to go back. . There is no doubt about it. " Though the life of the stage has its : disappointing phases, once you belong to it, you always belong to it. The subtle hold it gets over one may be al most imperceptible at times, but it is not the less strong. One might say that the stage gets into one's blood. : I need not say that every time I have witnessed a first-night performance I have looked longingly at the people behind...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
j Cheap Salt for Sale. SALT suitable for the Eradication of St John's Wort, Black harries, or other | Weeds. Price £1/2/6 per ton on truck | at Beeac railway station ; Freight to Alyr ' tleford 81 per ton by 0 tou truck. Apply J P. SIMPKIN, i Salt Merchant, Bkhac. Mrs. C. E. WILLIAMS, Fruiterer and Confectioner Dosivos to intimate that she has Removed to a New Shop ... in ... CLYDE-ST., MYRTLEFORD Tea and Goffee. Light Refreshments.
MR. BIRRELL'S GHOST STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
MR. BIRRELL'S GHOST STORY. Mr. Birrell told a ghost story at the Bristol Press Fund dinner, when re sponding to the toast, "Literature and Journalism." -In referring to a recent speech by Dr. Silvanus Thompson on the importance of science, Mr. Birrell said:— "I don't know, my Lord Mayor, whether you ever have bad dreams, but I have, been haunted ever since> I was almost a boy by the constant re petition of one and the same dream. "It comes to me again and again. It is this. I dream I am walking about somewhere in some plain or de sert, and I suddenly encounter the agitated ghost of Sir Isaac Newton. He approaches me, his eye almost starting out of his head; he tells me who he is, and how ignorant he is of all that has happened in the world of science since he left. " 'Now,' he says, 'I want you to tell me in a few words—for I have only a quarter of an hour left—all that has happened to the race; the progress. How is it? I know what it was when 11 left it. What is it now?' "My hea...
YOUNG PEOPLE'S CORNER. [Newspaper Article] — Myrtleford Mail and Whorouly Witness — 9 July 1914
YOUNG PEOPLE'S CORNER. In response to requests, the Editor ! has decided to open a corner of the i " Mail " to its young readers. | We will endeavor to make the j Corner interesting, and perhaps use ful and instructive, and to this end the co-operation of the young people themselves, first and foremost,, and of parents, teachers and all well wishers, is cordially irivited. I,ocal topics of particular concern to the young people may be discussed from time to time. !i Communications with regard to the Schoolroom and the Scholar will be especially welcome, and in every instance the strictest anonymity will be observed, if so desired. Address all communications to • > The Editor, " Mail" Office, Myrtleford. Reports of all school affairs will receive sympathetic treatment. Communications for the Corner should be with the Editor by the Thursday of each week.