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HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 4 September 1914

HOUSEHOLD HINTS: When threading a needle take a white envelope, stick the needle through, and draw it down until the eye is visible, and you will thread the needle like magic. , The white surface of the paper sets the eye into relief, as if (it were magni fied. * r If kerosene and water be put into a sprinkling pot, and all outhouses dustpans, etc., places where flies breed and increase in thousands, be sprinkled carefully with the mixture occasionally during the .summer months, the eggs will be destroyed, and the household be spared an in tolerable nuisance and a real dan ger. - A good way to use up coal, dust is to save all paper bags, fill them with the dust,' and when the fire re quires mending place a bag of the dust on it, with a few pieces of coal on top. This plan is much cleaner than putting on the dust in shovelfuls, as it cakes, and so does not tumble through the bars of the grate on to the hearth. To improve the flavour of currants and sultanas which are to be used for c...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
The Royal Red Cross. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 4 September 1914

The Royal Red Cross. ^ The institution, on St. George's Day, 1883, of the Royal Red Cross, an exclusively feminine decoration, was one of Queen Victoria's hap piest inspirations to associate the I patron saint of England and all | that stands for chivalry and cour-1 age with a distinction for women who had manifested special devo tion in nursing the sailor or the soldier in peace or war. That, at least, was its original purpose. In the original statutes the form of decoration "to he styled and de signated the Royal Red Cross" was officially approved." Then, as now, it consisted of "a cross enamelled crimson, edged with gold, having on the arms thereof the w'ords Faith, Hope, and Charity, with the date of the institution, the centre having thereon Our Effigy. On the reverse side Our Royal and Im perial Cypher . and Crown shall be shown in relief." It was further laid down that it might be worn by the Queen Regnant, the Queen Consort, or the Queen Dowager of the United Kingdom, and th...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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HIS CHOICE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 4 September 1914

11TS CHOICE. Cliolly : "Shall we go to the East End Theatre ana take a look at the ' Great Unwashed ?' " Algy : " No ; let us go to the Opera and see the ' Great Undress ed.'

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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KOWREE COUNCIL Monday, 31st August [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 4 September 1914

KOWREE COUNCIL Monday, 31st August Present-Crs Foley, Murray, Philip, Bowker, Cranage, Hoare, Bnll Carracher, Stephens, Knight and "Walker Ordinary Business Crs Murray and Phillip moved that steps be taken to have a road pros claimed along the west of the White Lake, parish of Toolongrook, to enable the Council to erect a bridge over Stinking Creek, Carried Crs Cranage and Hoare moved that tenders be called for Saturday, 12th, for team and loreman to work the Central Riding grader, to be dealt with by the Central Riding councillors. Carried Cr Murray and the President moved that about 15 chains of construction be done on a one chain road leading to Mr John Brant's residence, parish of Kcut Narin, Carried Crs Hoare and Stephens moved that tenders be called for about 10 chains of loam construction ou CastertoE to Apsley main road from present con struction at manure depot into Apsley town common. Carried Crs Knight and Bull moved that 10 chains forming and gravelling on road running n...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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A Deadly Industry Made Perfectly Safe. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

A Deadly industry CVlada Perfectly Safe. A , It seems extraordinary that pri mitive methods of obtaining the ! necessary combustion /or getting t fire or light should have prevailed | down to the beginnings of the last century. Yet such was the case. It was not until the thirties of the nineteenth century that a young ! Austrian mechanic, Johann Jriny, I invented the lucifer match. It is ! true that sulphur matches had been ! in use for some little time before | this, but these were very crude I affairs, and as such very unreliable. [ Jriny came along and added a little phosphorus to the sulphur that tipped , the small slips of wood and there sprang into existence the lucifer match. Truly one of , the great events of civilisation 1 This kind of match held its own for many a long day, but it had some very detrimental properties besides the extremely useful . one of a fire producer, and so it had to go in the end. j It is well known that phosphorus is remarkably combustible. A light r...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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In the Wild West. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

In the Wild West. ^ In the days when the West was really "wild" and "woolly," good doctors were scarcer than women out in the mining camps. Sometimes a man who had failed at prospecting would set up an "ollice" in a shack and become a "lawyer," or "dentist," or " doc tor." There is a young physician in Chicago whose father was one of the competent physicians in a wido stretch of country ; it was not unusual for him to ride fifty or a hundred miles to visit a pa tient. He once got tha following extraordinary letter from one of the mining failures who had set up as a "doctor" "Dear Dock I have a pashunt whose trubblea I dirgnose as havin' his windpipe ulserated off and his lungs dropped down in his stum mi k. I have given hym evverything you could think of but with no ef feck his father is n rich and wellthy man with busels of monney and inflooenshul and the land nose I don't want tc loss hym he is too good a pashunt what shal I do for hym plees ans a reply by return malo at once Your...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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A SHRINKING SEA. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

SHRINKING SEA. The surface of the Caspian, which lies 88ft. below sea level, has, since June, 1P10, boon continually sink ing-, without a plausible explana tion having hitherto been found. No great importance was at first | attached to the phenomenon, but the j shrinkage went on, and is now j even beginning to be inconvenient 1 for navigation, as steamers in many places cannot. reach the landing stages. It is believed that the river water flowing into the .sea is not suffi cient to make good the loss caused | by evaporation. The State Militia, acting upon the orders of the Governor to stop gambling on the Tulsa Racecourse, | recently fired a volley over the heads j of the riders as they came down 1 the straight. None of the riders I were injured, but the race was bro- j ken up. The adjutant-general said j that if another race was run he.:' would order the soldiers to shoot I down the horses. (

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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A Dominie to the Japs. MR. A. LOTON RIDGER, F.R.C.S., GIVES HIS EXPERIENCES. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

A Dominie to the Japs. _____ MR. A. LOTON IUDGER, F.R.C.8., GIVES HIS EXPERIENCES. "What is that big building over j there ?" I asked my companion, as I we walked down the Ginza in To* I kio. "No !" he replied, with a sagacious nod. "What-is-that-big I -building-over-there?" I repeat ed, with painstaking simplicity. "Indeed !" was the answer. With patience only born from long ex perience, I repeated my question for tho third time. "So ?" this time was tho response. I thereupon gave it up. And this pupil was one in a uni versity class to which I was en gaged in teaching English, and was compelled by the curriculum to teach from de Quincev's "Lectures of War." Was it to be wondered at that I surreptitiously substituted something lighter ? Incidentally, I nearly got the sack for my pains ! Japan is education mad-and, worse still, system mad. All the teachers-or "professors," as we are called-teach on some system. I horrified the president of one institution by replying to his query as ...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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Care of Paint Brushes. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

Care of Paint Brushes. --j Common wood clothespins may be used as supports for holding paint brushes in a liquid while they are not in use. The pins are clamped j on the brush handles and then i J placed on two sticks across the ! top of the pot ns shown in Fig. 1. I This method of supporting them in j the !iqwld is especially good for camel's hair or any other brush | made 01 fine hair. The brushes will become very much deformed if they are allowed to rest on the. bottom of the pot. Several brushes can be put in one pot, as shown in Fig. 2.

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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THE FARM. HARVESTING LUCERNE FOR HAY. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

THE FARM HARVESTING LUCERNE FOR HAY, "Forage crops suSer both in yield and quality if harvested too early or too late. Much damage is done, also, when too much or too little time is given for curing. Lucerne is especially susceptible to mistreat ment becfiu.se the leases may be lost, the colour spoiled and soluble nutri ents lost by a little neglect, and it pays good returns for care owing to the high price of a first-class pro duct. First class lucerne hay has fine stems, many leaves, and a bright, pea-green colour," says R. L. Stew art, of the New Mexico College of Agriculture. "If lucerne has made a rank growth it will be found necessary to harvest at an earlier period than if it has grown slowly. Rank growth rasans coarse hay. This is why the second cutting of hay is usually coarser and not so good in quality as the first cutting. If the lucerne is allow ed to stand too long before cutting, the lower leaves will turn yellow and fall, and the part that the hay buy er most desires...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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THE WEST WIMMERA MAIL AND NATIMUK ADVERTISER FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

THE WEST IlflJPRA MAIL AND NATIMUK .ADVERTISER FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 It should not be necessary for us to remind our readers that the Nati muk show takes place next. Wednes day, and that entries close tomorrow (Saturday) night We have been asked to state that Shction 9 of Class 0 should read, " Pony under 14 hands," not under 13 hands The rowing contest for the world's i championship between Barry and Pad don, resulted in an easy victory for the former by 3 lengths On Tuesday night, Miss Mattie Hood, who is leaving the Polfeemmot district, was tendered a farewell at the lesidence of her mother, when about 60 friends were present/show ing the esteem held for the guest. Mr E P Hallam, of Polkemmet. East, who made (he presentation of a purse of sovereigns, said they all regretted that Miss Hood was leaving as she had always been a great Kelp in any-" thing which was got up for the good of the district. He wished her pros* perifcy and happiness Mr W Frost returned thanks for Miss Hood, a...

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The First Cigars. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

The First Cigars. The cigar i? now so common an object- that we hardly realise how recently it came into use. A letter of Robert Bloomfield, the author of "The Farmer's Boy/' dated May 21, 1803, gives us what is probably the approximate date of its introduc tion. 'I. spent two hours, ye-sterday," .writes the shoemaker poet, "in the big house at the corner of Clarges street, in company of the Duke. His Grace gave me three segars, one of which I then smoaked, carrying the others away in my pocket. Ilis Grace tells me this style of smoak ing is much in favour with French men and Spaniards, and that it is the great cost of segars that stands in the way of their use here. I do not account throe segars with a pipeful of good, honest tobacco." The cigarette came in much later. Jn the early sixties, cigarettes were only smoked (in England) by for eigners or Britons who had acquir ed the habit while residing abroad. The first English cigarettes were stained brown, to imitate the to bacco-lea...

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CHEESE EXPERIMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

CHEESE EXPERIMENTS. I should like to call attention to spme cheese experiments which have recently be«n carried out at the Kil marnock Dairy School on the mak ing of cheese from different qualities of milk (writes. Mr. Primrose Mc Connell in the "Dairy" London). The experiments were for the purpose of testing what proportion of cheese could be got from milk containing varying quantities of cream, and it was found, as one would naturally expect it to be found, that the whole milk fairly rich in fat gave very much more cheese than that from' vrhioh some fat had been extracted, varying down until the lowest was obtained from skim-milk. t .It was found, apart from this, j however, that the cheese of the high ; est proportion of fat also held a fairly large proportion of water, and that in the case of the ssim-milk cheese less water was held, or it dried up very quic'dy. Thus it sim l ply exemplified the old saying about ! "requiring an axe to cut a skim-milk cheese with." Several breeds...

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Farewell Social. TO PRIVATE V. C. BROWN [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

Farewell Social. TO PRIVATE V. .0. BROWN Though, word was not received till Wednesday morning that Private V. 0 Brown would be in Natimuk that evening well over 10Q -trends assem -bled in the Mechanics' Hali to bid him farewell Dancing was common* ced at 9.30 and shortly afoer address es were given by various speakers Mr Bennett occupied the chair, and called upon Cr Cross, who spoke on behalf of the townspeople and as vice - president of the Football Club, He referred the present great conflict, and said that those who were unable to go had their daty to per form in doing honor to. those who were going He trusted that Mr 'Brown would not reach the real front and that the war would be over when the Australians got there. Tbe German nation had gradually and quietly been gaining possession of the earth, but for some reason best known to those in authority she had forced this war upon us He be lieved the food question would settle the w&r, and be hoped thai " Private Brown woul...

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THE FIRST STEAMER TO ROSS THE ATLANTIC. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

THE FIRST STEAMER TO .'HOSS THE ATLANTIC. The Savannah, a 350-1 oil brig, was built for the packet service be tween Havre and Now York. Moses Rogers, afterwards captain of j the Savannah, prevailed upon a firm of shippers m America to purchase] her, and fit hor out as a steam-j ship with a single low-pressure en gine of about '.'0 horse-power. The voyage really commenced from New York, but the vessel coasted round to Savannah as a preliminary trial trip. On May 23, 1819, the Savannah set out on her daring venture. Tho following month the columns of the "Georgian" had a very curious para graph to the effect that a schooner had arrived at Newbury Fort, the commander stating that on May 29 he had sighted a vessel from which volumes of smoke were issu ing. Judging it to be a vessel on fire, they bore tip to render aid, but soon found she went faster with fire and smoke than the schooner with all her sails set. Again she was reported as a ship on fire, from the telegraph station at Cape ...

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CHAPTER XXVI. THE DAWN OF HAPPINESS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

CHAPTER XXVI. THE DAWN OP HAPPINESS. j "Laurie, I had a very Queer dream last night about your father," said Sir Leonard Hatton to his nephew. They were at the breakfast-table, J and the butler, having attended to i their wants, had retired, as Sir Leo- j nard preferred the morning meal to j be informal. It was the time when he ! was least reserved, but it was not j often that he spoke of the brother : with whom he had quarrelled many j years ago. and Laurie looked at him j in surprise. "What did you dream ?" he e-sked. For a moment his uncle did not re ply, then he said : "I dreamed that your father came ' into the room and said : 'It's time ; Laurie had those diamonds. They are ! worth a fortune.' j " 'Where are thej ?' I asked ; and j he replied : j " 'Let him have his own way, and he'll get them.' Then I awoke, but' the impression left upon me was so! vivid that I could have imagined: your father had really been speak-j ing to me." I "Do you think- it possible he is living?" ask...

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Goroke Show PASSES OFF SUCCESSFULLY A HACKNEY EXHIBITION [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

PASSES OFF SUCCESSFULLY A HACKNEY EXHIBITION The Goroke Agricultural acd Pas toral Society's 26th Spring show was held on Wednesday, Ram foil on Tuesday night-yos, it really was rain, becauso the "oldest inhabitant " is £,ared swear that he had seen similar stuff bofore. But the 10 or 15 poiuts didn't do any harm, either to the country or the show. In fact it benefited bof.h a little. The long ; dry, and a times warm, spell was j broken, putting people in bettor heart At daybreak on Wednesday the sky was overcast, and though the outlook from the point; of view of the thirsty soil was encouraging, the prospects as far as a successful- show wero concerned were discouraging. But the weather was in that contra dictory mood which seems to have become chronic, for while ifc was an odds on chance that the day would be wet the lowering clouds gradually assamed a thinner quality until, in the afternoon, the weather left nothing to be desired. But the threatening morning was responsible for k...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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THE GREAT BULLION ROBBERY. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

THE GREAT BULLION ROBBERY. Xerer was a crime moro auda ciously conceived than tha great bullion robbery of 185fi, on the South-Eastern Railway. On the night of May l."> three large boxes, containing £12,000 in coin and brass, were delivered at '.London Bridge Station for despatch to Paris. The boxes were barred and - sealed, placed in iron safes, and double locked. Vet when they were opened in Paris they were found to contain, not gold, but bags of shot. The robbery was first conceived ">y William Pierce, an ex-bookmaker's clerk, who confided it to Etlwurd -\gar, a profv>.sicnal thief, and the accomplices then won o '.or .! nrr.es Burgess, a guard, and William George Tester, a clerk at London Bridge Station. Impressious Here obtained of tlie .teys, and false keys were made. When tha robbery was effected Burgess was in charge of the train. Pierce got into a first-class car riage, Agar popped into the van, and Burgess threw a cloth over hint. When the train started he got... ...

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Patriotic Meeting at Goroke. A SPLENDID RESPONSE, [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

Patriotic Meeting at Goroke. A SPLENDID RESPONSE, A patriotic meeting was held in tlie Mechanics' Hall, Goroke, last Friday and proved to be one of the most enthusiastic meetings ever held here At short notice a program was prepared and prominent townsmen in vited to address the meeting Mr Robertson, of Mortat, was in th« chair, and explained the objects of the meeting The hall was taxed to the utmost and crowded to the doors, many having difficulty in securing sitting room The chairman then ask- ~ | ed the audience to rise and sing the "National Anthem This was followed j by a program of patriotic songs, in terspersed with speeches Mr Schm* ckel and the Rev. Kuuckey spoke afc length and were loudly applauded. They pointed out the necessity for everyone to do what they could to« wards assisting in this great cause. Mr Wade and Mr Schinckel took up a collection which amounted to £58. A counter lunch provided by the las dies realised £3/3/ The total amount collected to date is now £80...

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PEN PICTURES OF THE PAST. JONATHAN WILD. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

PICTURES OF THE PAST. JONATHAN WILD. One of <!ie ni0st n°torious crimi tjjat ev«* liv<Jd in England "L' JonAthan Wild. He was born *t Wolverhampton of decent parents 8 d served an apprenticeship to a Smingham buckle-maker. In 1706 being then twenty-four years of age, be deserted his wife and infant child and went to London, where, during four years' imprisonment for debt, consorted with criminals, and be fore long btwame the head of a Dg of thieves and burglars who ®ere known to be concerned in ma»y crimes ; but so skilful wa.s (he chief of. the gang that it seem ed impossible to prosecute him. At last, however, two of the gang quarrelled, and one gave information alout the other, who was according ly arrested. But while being con veyed to Newgate, Wild appeared with some followers and caused a riot, during which the prisoner es caped. The opportunity having ' now come, a warrant was issued for his arrest ; but Wild disappear ed for a time, and remained in hid ...

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