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The Real Thing. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 April 1915
The Real Thing. Patriotism Is more than name deep. In the early summer, before Teutons Bhed the names of their fathers and called themselves John Bullstein or what not, a tourist party at a Stirling hotel included an ob vious German who had a few months previously gone the whole hog in the matter of naturalisation. He had called himself, say. Hector McKiltio. The party strolled out to the field of Bannockburn. Standing beneath the flagstaff, McKiltle's eyes beamed through his spectacles for a minute. And then came the patriotic outburst: — "Mem gracious!" he exclaimed, "eo dls vas vere ve boat der Inglish!"
Local Politics. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 April 1915
Local PoiitlcE. By systematically weighing several thicknesses of paper with every order sent out from his store, old Blogcap had accumulated a large amount of wealth, as well as having risen to great heights in the exclusive circles of Pigthorpe. His greatest ambition wan realised when he became electod to adorn the local council. One evening at the club Blognap was, as usual, talking about this won derful honor that had been thrust on him. "I'll wake 'em up a bit!" he K.iid, truculently. "Free lighting and cheap water—that's my motter!" "Do you understand anything about the proceduro of a council meeting?" asked young Prlndle, who was always butting in. "Do I understand the procedure?" pneered Blognap. "Of course, young man, I understand all about it—nil except one or two purely technical points; that is, I must confess, that I cannot quite see how a. standing committee can have sittings, but I shall soon find out. I'm not quite a fool!"
Black Deception. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 April 1915
Black Deception. "Oo!" sobbed Mrs. Smith. "Oo, I've been deceived something cruel, that I 'ave!" "Now, don't take on bo," ventured her friend, soothingly. "What's the matter? Poro dear, you're hupeet by the 'orrible haccident which your husband was run over in." "It ain't that," BnufTled Mrs. Smith, with a gulp. " 'E ain't 'urt overmuch, and they're letting 'im out of 'orspitnl to-day. I've been deceived cruel, that I 'ave, an' me 'cart's broke. "Why, you know, when I married Smith I -was that proud of 'im! A sweep 'e was, and doing well at 'is trade and always busy. And then there was this 'ere haccident, and when they took 'im to the 'orBpltal and gave 'im a bath—ooer!" Mrs. Smith broke down and pulped. "I'm I blowod if my old man didn't turn out i to be a nigger after all."
DYNAMITE FOR FARMERS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 April 1915
DYNAMITE FOR FARMERS. Until recently a stick of dynamite was about the last thing a fruit grower would have thought of taking along when he -went to plant somo young trees. Now, however, Eclenco is urging that the explosive be used in the planting as an effective means of hurrying the tree'a growth, and making it yield more fruit. Experi ence in South Africa and Australia, as well as in many American orch ards, shows that the explosion of a dynamite charge in the earth makes just the sort of a hole in which a tree will thrive best. When an explosive is employed in stead of a spade, the soil is shaken up and fissured for a comparatively wide area beyond the hole actually required for the tree. Experience has shown that trees planted In ground prepared by ox plosives make a much more vigorous and rapid growth than when planted in the ordinary way. Some trees have begun bearing after four years, while others similarly situated, but spado-planted, did not yield fruit un til six years. I...
FOR THE FARMER. THE OBJECT OF APPLYING FERTILISERS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 April 1915
FOR THE FARMER. THE OBJECT OF APPLYING FERTILISERS. When a farmer applies a fertiliser to the soil, what does he do it for? He Is simply supplying so many pounds of food to his plants, just as lie gives rations of fodder to his live stock. The crop, as it grows, consumes or assimilates, besides other substances, a certain quantity of nitrogen, phos phate of lime, and potash, and when we put on the soil dressings of ni trate of soda, superphosphate, kainit, or other fertilisers, we are providing the crop with a stock of food for the period of its growth. Thus a dressing of IVicwt. nitrate of soda to the acre furnishes 201b. of nitrogen, equivalent to about 241b. of ammonia; 3cwt. of superphosphate furnishes 871b. of eolublo phosphate of lime; 2cwt. of kainit furnishes 29 lb. of pota h. The following table gives the weight in pounds supplied by lcwt. of the principal commercial fertilisers, and will bo found useful for refer ence:— One cwt. sulphate of ammonia con tains 27.441b. of am...
GREATEST EXPLOSIVES AUTHORITY. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 April 1915
GREATEST EXPLOSIVES AUTHORITY. The greatest living authority on ex plosives to-day ia Sir Andrew Noble, chairman of the great firm of Arm strong, Whitworth and Co., to whom the war has brought hundreds of thousands of pounds' worth of •work. Entering tho Army, he becamo a cap tain In the Royal Artillery. The Gov ernment recognised his ability first by appointing him to a technical com mittee on armor plates, and secondly by making him assistant inspector of artillery. When the late Lord Arm strong added an ordnance manufac tory to his works at Elswick, he call ed young Noble to his side. Together they made Armstrong's one of the greatest concerns iu the country, with a wage-bill In Newcastle alone of over £20,000. To Sir Andrew Noble the Navy owes some remarkafoie inventions. The chrouoscope, which measures the speed of a shot at different parts of the bore of a gun, is his. An ingen ious arrangement causes the shot au tomatically to make a record in an in strument worked by an elec...
AMAZING AVERSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 April 1915
AMAZING AVERSIONS. A case !b related of a monk who would faint on seeing a rose and who never quitted hie. cell at the monas tery while that flower was blooming. Another authority tolls us of how Vincent, the great paintor, would swoon upon going suddenly into a room where roses were, oven though he did not see them. Valtaid tells of an army officer who was fre quently thrown into violent convul sions by coming in contact with the little flower known as the pink. This same authority also tells of the case of a lady, forty-six years of age, hale and hearty, who, if present when lin seed was being boiled for any purpose, would ho seized with violent fitB of coughing, swelling of the. face, and partial loss of reason for the ensuing twenty-four hours. Writing of these peculiar antipa thies and aversions, Montague re marks that ho has known men of un doubted courage who would much rather face a shower of cannon-balls than look at an apple. In Zimmer man's writings there is an account of...
Full Panel. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 April 1915
Full Panel. The JurorB filed into the jury-box, and after all the twelve seats were filled there still remained one juror standing outside. "If the Court please," said the clerk, "they have made a mistako and sent us thirteen Jurors Instead of twelve. What do you -want to do with this extra one?" "What iB your name?" asked the Judge of the extra man. "Joseph A. Braines," he replied. "Mr. Clerk," eald the judge, "take thia man back to the jury commis sioners and tell them we don't need him, as we already have here twelve men without Braines."
AMUSING INCIDENTS. Good Cheese. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 April 1915
AMUSING INCIDENTS. | Good Cheese. Another instance of free feeding. A lump of cheese 1b standing oc tho counter; a big, burly fellow comes In, orders a glass 01 beer, and Immed iately starts upon the cheese. After he has had a fairly good peck at it. the landlord thinks It time to speak nearly a pound of cheese to e. elats of beer! "Look here, my man, do you know that cheeso costs me tenpence a pound?" "Well, guv'nor," replied the other, digging his knife In deeper still, "It's jolly well worth It."
THE SECRET BLOTTER. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 8 April 1915
THE SECRET BLOTTER. Kverv Foreign Otllce of llurope acts on tIk; theory Hint ;ui iirmv of miles hi constantly on Itie alert to steal Its secrets. ami Inllnite prcautIons aro talien to liaffle tlielr efforts. The revelations reuardini; Clennati espfotl a'.re seem to chow that this theory hi not i-o Ill-founded. Verv shortly after the tlrst use of lilot(lni;paner It was discovered that It was (mite possible to cause a blot (1 n 11-11:1 (1 to Klvo mi leilonsly-i'.uanlod secrets liv slmnly hobllni: It In front of a mirror. I-'itur after alt th» com mercial world had forgotten the e\ 'stenee of such n tiling, the Hrltlsh '•■•'-ri'l'.Mi nniri. used a sand-shaker to drv Its luinortant documents. Thou snoclallv-maiiufactnred black ldoll'iiir-cauer was ii'-ed. lint this wis not found to lie absolnlelv spv proof, ■mil a return to the sand-shaker was '■oiitenin'aled, when someone S1UT " es t "d the simple cvpcd'otit of a '■mall absorbent roller. These roll ers have since been used for ilrvlnj;...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 8 April 1915
MOTHER'S FRIEND. PEDIC POMADE FOR THE HEAD RTKIKKS INl-'^QTiNO VKRM1N 1>R ATI. FVKHY ROT.niKU nml NPNSK *>wmM rirrv n l»o\* of rKPTf I'OM AIM.; KMIk wrmln on mnn »wul rll^liri'* p'Tff'rt ell'Hill1 Til'KM llcnN wnumlw. k'!'1'1*. cMM. VrlroM. n&lt;»nt«'«l to Kirvpl -SinnU. 1 '4: Inrtr^. 2'fi. ♦,rtr;» larc»». 4/"J. H''Tnt /wnoimt nml n»l&lt;lr««MH. nml T will pnrlc nml imst. Jn»n»»«i Hrln. iniiiinf.'ii'f'irifif: chemist. KiimI Mil v.'ru. VTOTOUIA. ChmnUtH, Storv* Hrll IVlllr. THE EQUITY TRUSTEES. EXECUTORS, & AGENCY CO. LTD. Rubserlbod Capital .. £12.r..n00 Ro.siu-vml Liability .. JC 100.000 Guarantee Fund .. X 10,000 HoKiiUeml Olllcea: 85 QUEEN STREET. MELB. Hoard of Dlrertorn: i:nWA)tn FANNING, lCiui., Morchant, Chairman. ^Ir \VM. II. 1UVINB, K.C., II.I', liar rlHtcr nl Isiw. Ion DONALD MACKINNON, M.L.A., llariiiitor at Liwv. t. C, McCUTCMKON. M.L.A. vncwAirr Mcaktiiuu, kbq., iinr rltitpr 'it Law. Tills Company Is ppcrlnlly empow irciil by Act of Parliam...
FACTS ABOUT THE EYE. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 8 April 1915
TACTS ABOUT THE EYE. Kvcm of nny color -with wcalt brown mill Ioiik, concave lashes are Indica tive of 11 weak constIInlIon. 1'eople of melancholic temperament rarely li:ivc clear blue even. i The chameleon I:i almost the only I i"f>i»lltd provided with an eyelid. lCyoi! with low;. .sharp corners Indi cate f-roat discernment ami penetni t Ion. IJiisteadv eyes, rapldiv jcrlilm; from I »ide to silile, arc freiinently Indicative ' of an iiiu'ct I led mind. I It lii said that the prevailing colors! of eyes amonn patients of lunatic nsy lnimi arc brown or black. I1'vcm placed cloned together In tile lie-'d lire said to Indicate pcttlnoHa of disposition, Jealousy, and a turn for fa II11 ■ fl lit) 111K All men of genius aro said to have eves clear, silow moving and hrln'hl. This in the eyo which Indicates men tal ability of Homo kind—It doen not matter what. Deacon (luivlmmly): I wish Hint our yomift minister weren't obliged to preach to such a small cotiKrcr.atlon. I IlewHchlni; Widow:...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 8 April 1915
Windmill Manufacturcro, COLAC, VIC. Slmjilout ami Mont IJurablo Mill on the Mnrkot. SEND FORCATALOt POST FREE. ■ to, K&c Importers of Air Beds and Cushions, Enemm, Silk El.TKtlc Stockings, Bandageo, Galvanic Batterlec, Abdominal Bcltn, Trusses, nnd Surgical Appliances generally. Siuul for Prlc'o I.int—Korwanloil l'oat Froo. OKDIOKS BY ros'l' promptly uttmuUul to nnd (Umpntdiml on day of rocolpt. Now riuirnmcy: 280 Bourke St. BRANCH rilAllMAGY: 111 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE. 280 BOURKE STREET. WE GUARANTEE ALL VEHICLES BUILT BY US. NOW THINK ! If we ara willing to do this, doea It not follow that we are putting the be«t matorlal and workmanship avail* able Into our workT YOU WANT A VEHICLE, 80 TRY US. NOTE ADDRESS: 187 QUEEN 8TREET, MELBOURNE. COFFEY BROS., FACTORY, 640 CHURCH STREET. RICHMOND. Astounding REDUCTION in PRICE £180 £195 &lt;Cana"'™) (Canadian) FORD Customoro get the benefit of the Enormously Increasing Produc tion and Sales. This la the Ford Policy. SING...
Zeppelin's Real Inventor. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 8 April 1915
Zeppnlln'ii Ur.'il Inventor. "Tim real luvciilor of Mm '/.opprlin wmi it .li'iv nnnii'il I >11 vtil Si'liwaiv.," tutyii Hut "Ji!\vl:ih Woi'Ul." "Tliln limn p lit n 11011 nliil I n v i * 1111 * 11 Hit' llrnl i'lultl it 1 I'Mll 11> III IS'JL', itiiil Irli-il In Iu'Iiik U lo lilt! iiollrn of lllf vai'ionri liot'i'l'li inoiita, It ti t only I Sin (nM'iiimi llniinriil S l it ll wonUl look at il. uii .l.mmuy I;;, IS'JV, (llo (Iffiituli Will' Ollirn mmt Hflnvitr/. :t lolonnun, uiikliin li 1 in lo lo lli'i'lln wllli lihi iniiilol lor it trial IIIkIU. 'I'Iio li-lof.niin i'l'io'lu'il Mi'liwnn'. In llio Klrrol, anil lm wan :io ovonaiinn \sltli joy (lull Uo f.-tl tlfiul on llio tipol "NolullliiiliiiiilliiK. Hio li'lal III;-',III w it ti miiilo on : ii-li \v ti r.-.'.-s vninol, mill union,k I tin iipi'rlaloi M wuti tUiinil /.up politi, who inloploil lln- lihtii mill lin inovi'il II mul lironnlil II to lla pioaont 't'o in lot' tali In' poi'lVftioit."
Souvenirs. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 8 April 1915
Souveulia. Tim Knlrmr lvi-unlly IKiUl a visit to I II III In ill I'K Hospital, Wlli'lo Slllllu Kri'imll ivounili'il worn hulllK I'aiVil til'*. mill, :i«*«*liifi mi tillU'i'i" 1 yi11k "" 11 I Hit! Win- I,mil ollitiiul lilm a rml num. , \V 11 limit nvi'ii tiirnlii); In tako llm . Ituwcr llm ottUmi' nmivly answiuuil, ".Mi'ici, inonsmur." A Irw days later I III' Kalsnr wont In Mi-U Hospital, anil, priisniililiK ill ivil in:.i! ti> a I'Tmmli prlvnlti mill): | "Tako this nn a war soiivunlr." Tim nohllnr ivlusnl llui lolvun, ami, throw Iiik luit-li llin litul nivrr anil ruVunlltiK an umpulaltul li'f,, I'liinarhoil: "That wai' tiihiven 11' l:i i-iumikIi fin' inn!" "Your Lovlna Little Girl, Mnrouerlte." Mr. Aunt In liulitiiiii wiotI' In IM70 tlii'sin Mini III); 11liivi nil an imiilunt . whli-.li lutlvp.Mmil "IWorn Si-ilim," ami 1 1:1 thus ili'iU'l'llii'il: "Wlintl llui ittMil worn h.-liiK hlliicil a tniru of I'lnoil h'tl Hm seai'i'lmfs to M till:«11>■ spill. \\ ItiTt' limy I'liUiiil a ...
HOW HOUSES CAME TO BE NUMBERED. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 8 April 1915
HOW HOUSES CAME TO BE NUMBERED. The now nlmo;;t iinlvensa) custom of numbering private house!) no Unit they can be (>n m 11 y identified hi only u litlin more than -101) yearn old. It whs in tlio year 1 r> 1 :i that thl.'i Idea alruck tin! faney of a l'arhdan architect, but It. wan not until nearly tlu'eo centurlcH later that the uyutom became nt nil general. I In Merlin an eccentric method of | nnniherlnn the hoimei; wan tll'iit adopt ed. They were numbered without i any reference whatever to tile name of the street. A tenant';! iiddrciiii I would lie described a:; merely as "1000 l'.crlin." In Met ronrad an excellent way of dl:;|ilnyiiii; 'he number.') J;» em- | ployed -Utile lanterm! hear the titim- , her.'i on the uhimi, no that they can bo i;een after dark. "In the later Kluart. time:;," enyn Macaillay, "ttie lioiuioii of London were not niiinhoreil. and there would, indeed, have been little advantage in numberlnt; them, for of the eoach nieit, ciialnoen, porter;;, and er...
The Rush of the Russians. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 8 April 1915
The Hush of tlio Ittiunl.ina. ' "Tlui KiiHiilnna aro coulruitlnil liy u I wry illlllcull tiisili," " W'orltl's Worll." "Iincainin tho 1 ion! ii• r:l of ' Katitorn Dtirninny mill Amurian liali c.ia open over 1'olaiitl lllm n lli>n':i J:iw, , itilil IjdIIi frontier:!- especially Hid I lieriiian- -urn troiiiondoiitily I'urtillnil. I All atlvancn from Western l'olanil, I Dinrol'oro, iire.nont.-i many obstacle:;; i j llrm, on nvi ounl nl1 tilt* oa|ii):iiii'i! of ; liotli tins Ituuslun Itiuili'.i In attacks liy r (icriiinna li'oiu tlit* north ami liy Alia , Irinuil li'oiu llio sonlh; iieeoml, lie : cause Dircti railways lead from Kast ' urn l'russla tlircclly lo tlio K11:i:ii1111 mill's; niiil, llilril, because ol the ileartli of railways with which to -.int»illy troop:! musseil In Weslern I'olaml. "If Die Russians have a iiiilllclent number of men I hoy can reaillly over count tint llrsl two of Ihnsn olislaelcu by iiuihMhk all M»t> enemy's loi'tllica llontt—Iliat In, liy Inavluf, a...
WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 8 April 1915
WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT 1914. Tlio compulsory Insuntnca ucctlon of this Act conies into operation oil May S, 11) 1D, and on and alter iliut (lain tin; ponalty clauses of tlto Act become operative. Tlio following main features of the Act should bo of Interest to employer;; generally: — Definition of Employment.— Com pensation la only payable lor personal Injury by accident urlsiiiK out of and in the course of the worker's employ ment. To bo more explicit, the acci dent must have arisen from a risk incidental to tlio work which It was tlie duty of tile worker Injured to per form. further, the accident must have occurred at a time when the re lation ol' muster and servant could rea sonably be held to exist between the Injured worker and employer. l''lrst Week Excluded.—Compound tlon Is not payable unless the worker is disabled for at least one week from earning full wages. )f the period ol disablement exceeds one week, com , pensatlon la payable from the date ol ! tlio accident. Aged...
A WAR A[?]HABET. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 8 April 1915
A WAII Al !>IIAHET. A'ii tor Hut Admiralty, latoly crown wltiur, 1! l:t t|ii> llulli.'t wo lii'i'p fur Ilni Kiil:it&lt;r. (! Htauda fur Hit) l'!iii|u)it>i''a Mi), tin, I) hi for 1 •ownouat, tho alalo of lila pnrlmr. 10 I a in] :i Inr Knulanil, rouraKooila In ilKht, 1'' i:i inr Kivncli, and lin'u l''.ni'.U:ih all l'lt'lit! | ti i'1'.i..imiik (ii'i'iimny, e.ivrtly, oinulvor imim; 11 lor Ihi'ir I lowit.'.rr t llif.v ahull not tdilvtir mt! i I menn:; Intaalon, llm tuuuity'a lioaat; 1 J kooiI old .I>■ 11 iI-1>ikuiii"iiiiik our coaal. K : 11:1111111 lor Kmppa whrl'o tliuy Mllilui llmlr 111>; c.tina, l.'a (liit l.tuutllon l'iMiirvi'd for tho 11 una. | Al lor l In- Mini-:! wliicli urn aotvn In tlio N :m-:ina I lie Niivv t tiat koupa lOn t* la ml fruit. O lor our (Ivoiht'ita troopa, imvor ahulion, 1' for Ihn I'lhioiiora jiavInc. Ilii'lr liai'on. | j Q la llirir tjuanvl, lull whal il'a aliont U la tlio Hi'iison 1 raiinol muUo olll. S mraint llii? Sri't'W ol tho Kulac...