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Tunnel Manholes. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 10 July 1914

Tunnel RUanholes. 1 Ill nil railway tunnels refuge or manholes arc let into the walls to enable platelayers and others to step inside for safety during the passing of a train. Til ordinary cases there is generally enough room between the railway line nnd the wall for a person to stand without being in any danger, hut in the event of n goods train pass ing with a loose, flapping wfttc r proof cover, it would mean prob able death unless the manholes were I within easy reach. j Those re lucres arc j usually about -Jft. | wide aiul Oil. hi^h, j and are recessed i into the wall about 2ft. They arc generally about 20 yards apart, and are spaced alternately on either side ("staggered" it is railed), so that a person has only !.'> yards or so to run either way to pet into a position of safety. " It's a risky business making pointed remarks about anyone." " Why so ?" "Hee.iuso you may have to swallow them.'1

Fathoms Down. MID THE RATTLE AND ROAR ABOARD THE SUBMARINE WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 10 July 1914

Fathoms Down. 'MID THE RATTLE AND ROAR ABOARD THT5 SUBMARINE) WORK. They cnll it s. boat ; but it is unlike any boat tli.it wns ever built. j. At first it seem1; to bo nothing | more than a diabolical contrivance specially desired to burst. your I eardrums. The noisa ia deafening. ' Vou havo to shout to bo hoard. | When the aubmorine dives, the yound j is like tha clatter of hail on a i corrugated iron roof. A tiny nail | dropped on tho outside of the steel hull reverberates within like a clang- 1 ing bell. Over all rises the brood- ' ing buzz of electric fans and motors j : and the "pop-popi'iiff" of gnsoleno and air-driven machinery exhaust.a. As you grow accustomed to'the din and dimness you begin to find your | "'ay about with your eyes. J WIIEKE I'EHIL. LURKS. ' Your anticipations are completely falsified. Vou have expected to find yourself hemmed in 011 all sides by furiously whirling machinery that : ^threatens at eacli revolution to lop ' oft ono of..your arms or legs. Iti i...

Shipyard Secrets. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 10 July 1914

Shipyard Secrets. Every shipyard that builds for tho Xavy must take great precautions that none of the secrets entrusted to its care shall leak out. Petectives .watch tilt visitors and keep tho workmen under observation also. I'lain-ciothrs officers guard every entrance, and nobody is allowed to bring in even a small parcel un less it is first examined, for fear that it may conccal a camera. At one of the big construction yards one man in every two dozen is thoroughly searched from head to foot each night on leaving. All tho draughtsmen engaged 011 the draw ings of a new warship are sworn to secrecy, and tho plans nre in variably kept under lock and koy when not in use. These precautions have brought many suspicious circumstances to light. One night when a nrv.1 cruifu-r was about to undergo hor | Jnv nt iinclior. 'X'hoy were captured fintl Jimuled over to the police. Shortly afterwards, on the day of the trial, the chief engineer thought it would be advisable to have an other look ...

Trade Terms that Tease. SOME QUEER TITLES THAT PUZZLE THE BENCH. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 10 July 1914

Trade Terms that Tease. SOME QUEER TITI.ES THAT TUZZLE THE BENCH. "What do you moan by a yard of apology ?" recently aslied a metro politan mngistrato of n young dra per's assistant, who had used the phrase in giving evidence in a shop lifting cap©. "Wlion It was explained to his wor ship that a yard of apology was n. common term in the drapery trade i for a yard of ribbon, thon> were I broad smiles in court. The term ' arises from customers who hav«* given a good denl of troubl* buy j ing_ a yard of ribbon ns nn excuse ,for being in the shop at all. j It is only ono of many descriptions used in various trades. Cheap fur muffs, for example, arc known as "bunny-hug.?," through a suspicion that the "fur" originally adorned tho-back of a rabbit. Col lars aro "nccic^nrrnour," umbrellas arc nbvnys "mushes," and veils are | "fake-foils." Because it often con ceals dilapidated furniture, chintz , is commonly known as "poverty." Ill (he boot trade big", flat-soled, ;hooting-boots aro ter...

Buln Buln Shire MONDAY, 6th JULY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 10 July 1914

Buln Buln Shire MONDAY", 6th JULY. Present-Crs Kennedy (President), Petschack, Byricll, Me Hugh, (Jurrie, T?o\ve, Woolstuncroft, Hayes, and Stcphtns.

THE PLOUGH AND THE HARROW [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 10 July 1914

THK I'i.OUCH AND THE HARROW Charles Lamb and a friend wore once discussing the* merits of the Knglish public schools. The fri»*nd was very .strongly in favour of them. "All our best men," lie said, "were at public schools. Look at oar poets. There's Iiyron, he was a. Harrow hoy " "Yes," interrupted Lamb; " and there's Burns-ho was a plough boy/' Young Brooks is relieved of ono trouble, anyhow." ""What's that *}" "He won't havo to lie about his salary to the girl he's going to marry. He works for her father."

THE Gippsland Independent FRIDAY. JULY 10. 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 10 July 1914

r?i iiii'p |) s I a n"b £ nt) ep c n"b c n1 FRIDAY. JULY 10. 1914. The first parado of Senior Cutlets (or the new year just commenced, will lie held on Wednesday, 15th July, at 1 p.m. PENSIONS.-Pensions ill force at the end «f June were-Old ago pensions, 87,085 ; invalid pensions, 16,473. The total number of maternity bonuses granted is 210,947. During June 10,009 were granted. BOOK.-We have received from the Government Statist, a copy of the 'Handbook to Victoria." which lias been prepared for the members of the ? u.< direction of the Victorian Executive Committee. Tlie book is nicely bound, profusely illustrated, and con tains some very valuable information relating to our State. FEDERAL ELECTIONS.-Parliament will be dissolved on 150th July, and tlie writs will be issued on the same day. Nomination day will be 7th August and Polling day on 5th September. Electors who have not yet secured enrolment w-ill have until 30th July to take the necessary aetiud, failing which th...

POST FOR EVERYONE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 17 July 1914

POST FOH r:\KltYO\l Most blind and deaf people art not nearly so sensitive about theii alllictions n.s we think they are. Tlu ' Deaf Times,' for instance, lulls this story. 'Die railway chairman was explain ing. his re-organisation of the stall, and came to Sprigs. The cliief shareholder gasped "Springs ! What on earth can h< do ? Why, he is so deaf that lu can't hear thunder ! What post rectors understood t heir I>us»iw.s« thoroughly. Mr. .Spriir?,rs will at tend cach day and hear all com plaints from passengers .'" "I've fi-ot a poem," he said, when ho hud .secure*! the attention of Uu editor. "My dear sir, that pigeon-hole if filled with poems awaiting publica tion." "Ihit this describes the virtues of the Ache Destroyer, and I will pav five shillings a line to have it printed," snid the author. "All, charming- ! I'm tflad to fie* you turn your attention to verso. 3 wish all had your gift." To prevent the gravy soaking through I he bottom crust oT meat pies, hrush o...

ROMANTIC MARRIAGES—THE FAILURE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 17 July 1914

IU>.\! AN'UC MAKlUAliCS-1 > Jj'AlLUKE. rherc arc too man.y y6u"S r ticj iiiiov, tl.Lnr liL'iuts to ruu mil . iV.1 t.'.eir lieiuib tu a lo»« allsui. in.iii and woman lianm y1' ti-eil- aru aiuaclud loulil'un p:u . in-r. Tlity think tout tiicj n Hivt ') liuir jmi-cnt.- con--i"0'? i;I; Li iiaiivl. thai in'V .n<- ?>-' .'.'??? :? i.uiin uii'ir own liiiiuN. l' ?h -M"\ the vol>:i;.. i'l'Ki'll! ....I a.. UVili. Hi c.Ur.-»s Ll»- " ...:i.. ,;v »nwr :>ia. l"l\> ar*' t v ' ^ il... «»'Hi 11 .'.?it 1' ,tml -U-u-: iiiiut* Lhut ilicv v> . ;,r i}.t lli ,v"d iil tll'Ml' 'i.-MI-U to V I-.1V ^1 rls .no 1111=11to POIIM'I' p"i I-.-7itI fni-milnio.-vS lias »uu ' mi the MippiiiO!.-. of married Lif IS a HI'iMt' Ill-slaiiO. 'lilCIO 11. . : imej iM-f>.tU. :ie sicklies I H n:m Iwr'i. lulp am! a.lvico worn. V i:)'. aiiiabi.:. And tliu wife wh. i.<! eall mi tli:i< Iu'Id ?" apt to f<' ;iu>r s.-ii'.' >i[ loneliness and isoU would lie 11 sorry...

METAPHORS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 17 July 1914

METAPHORS. The use of metaphors often Icrtda t* ?..musing Hibernicisms. One has heard for example, of f tho gentleman wh( compared his political adversary to i bird of prey which had had its teutl pulled. Councillor McAUen, a member a the West Hani Town Council, went oni better than this when, seeking to soolbt .some colleagues whom ho bad affronted he said, "I am sorry to have raise*' such a flame, but I will pour oil oi it." Animosity wa« forgotten in laugh ter, and the laughter was renewed whei later the councillor, in a burst of op thnsiasm, referred to some peoplo hoi. "like the camel which, when it didn ? tvant to see anything, buried its boat in tho sand/* " I>o you know thnt I hnvo n hon th*< never lays an ORg on Sunday?" Second Man: "Now, that's most in 'cresting. What can bo tho reason foi I .bat ?" Third Man: "I bare a tlieory," ot«. ,tc. rourtfi Matt: "It occurs to mo" l*c.. etc. After they had disensfiod tho znotfo .cC an hour, tho man who had start* .J*&g...

A FEARFUL LEAP FELL 247 FEET AND LIVED! [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 17 July 1914

A FEARFUL LEAP FF.LL 2*17 FF.FT AND 1.1VF.0 ! Perhaps the most, os h';>? i :'-a I y fi,ll Hint, n l'.uimm l.ciii>: ? ::m" vived is that descri: .ed Py " I'tior "mnhy" i" "Sporting St ' TIip lurl-Y m*» wiis t'otoiH-l UiUi-.im Yortc 5lm.ro, a Kritisli nlli.vi-, who rode hi* h«r >. in Hi.- d;.rk n-.cr " sheer pr. ripi.-e t"o l.nn'lr.d and fortj-KC\e.. fe:-L i" height-;, nd cnu.a out. alive* ! Colonel Moore, who conimamle.i the trooj h at l>omir;n'n. lost. his wr.v one e\enim: an.-. r sunset. In complete darkness lie endeavoured to make his \v;iV home. Two or thi*'>e .inu*' he had ditl'icidty in making Inst they rmne to som"thinp; that his horse cross obstacles, and at the hor.se would not face. Colonel .Moore was a fearless rider ; again and again he rode his horse i>L futl sreed against the unknown obstacle, hut in vain. At Inst, urged fiercely by whip and spur, the terrified ani mal, with a snort of (error, cleared the low Ju'dge-for such the obstruc tion proved to ...

Rats' Tails at Fourpence Each. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 17 July 1914

Rats' Tails at Fourpence Each. Jt is calculated that there is one rat to every acre in England and Wales, and each rodent docs dam age to the extent of one farthin/r per dnv, which represents a total loss of .tilf>,000,000 to the country. The annual bill for the upkeep of a small army of cats and rat-cat* chers nt the London Docks amounts to hundreds of pounds per year, and though a thousand rats are killed there every week, the offi cials cannot exterminate the pests. The whole of the civilised world is now engaged in a war of ex termination against the plague carry ing, unnecessary, and destruc tive rat. Australia has spent £C>0, 000 upon a single structure intend ed os a barrier, and .Denmark in troduced a successful Anti-Hat Bill. This Bill provided for the payment of a premium of not Jess than a half-penny and not mors than a penny, according to the districts, for each rat captured, the money being supplied by a State grant. Hat- hunting bccamo almost a national pastime w...

"A MIRACLE STONE." [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 17 July 1914

"A MIRACLE STONE." The mystery of the " miracle-stone/ vhjrh for centuries has boon regard** .with awe by the inhabitants of a re note mountain region in the Sierra Uadres, in the western part of th« State of Chihuahua, Mexico, has boep -olveil. When the first explorers enter .d that region tunny years ago thoj otii!<1 that the Indians there wore a small piece of peculiar stone, which wai attached to a thong around their necks. The Indians ascribed mirr»|!uIous heal ng powers to tho st-one, and claimed that it ffns a cure for rheumatism and ill chronic diseases of the body. ^ Scion .ific men ridiculed tho idea of its pos sessing any curative properties, con sidering that it was a superstitious . lea which had been handed down from ^oneratioi. to generation by tho Li lians. A short time ago several piece* if the stone, which is found in con siderable quantities in tho mountains vore obtained by a mineralogist, and nken to the city of Mexico, where the-, re re analysed. The...

A Getleman. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 17 July 1914

A Getleman. It is almo.it i definition ef n gentleman t.o \y ho is otiu who never indicts [in. This (Inscrip tion is both rtiiml and, n.i far ns it goes, aceurat He is mainly oc cupied in merely removing tlio ob stacle.": which ",nder the free and unembarrassed ction of those about, him ; and ho 'oncitrs with their movements rathcrthan takes the ini tiative himself. Mis benefits mny he considered a; parallel to what are called comfoi8 or conveniences in arrangements of a personal nn tiu-0, llko nn OBI- chair or n good fire, which do heir part in dis pelling cold and at.igue, though na ture provides l>th means of rest And animal heat without them. The l.run gentle:><m in like manner carefully avoids vhatcvor may c.nnse thoso iti, who:i lie if rn*t-oil clashing ot opir.on, or collision of foelinjr, all restraint, or suspicion, or gloom, nr rebutment ; his preat. concern hein£ t,, make everyone at their ease and at, home. ITe hns c.ves on nil his company ; he is - iren...

BRAVELY FOUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 17 July 1914

BRAVELY FOUGHT. mcourugei her iittlo ones to frol: ibout the stable door who.ro she live*' While sho was joining them in the .ricks and gambols, u largo hawk, wh vas sailing above the barn-yard, in ? nomont darted upon ono of the kr ens, and would havo as quickly bon; t off but for the courageous moth« \lio, seeing the danger of her oil .pring, sprang on tlie common eneni} vho, to defend itself, let fall the prize I'ho battlo presently became severe t joth parties. Tho hawk, by the powe )f its wings, tho sharpness of it alons, and the strength of his honk ..ad for a while the advantage, cruel!* aceruting tho poor cat, and actuall' Jepriving her of ono eye fn the con ^ict. But puss, not in the leas iaunted at tho accident, strove wit ill her cunning and agility for the ki4 ens till she had broken tho wing o !<:r adversary. In this state she go' .im more within tho power of he slaws, and, availing herself of this ad vantage. by a sudden elTort sho lai< cho hawk m...

SHIN FOR A BACKBONE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 17 July 1914

SHIN FOR A BACKBONE. Two very unusual operations wore i performed recently at a Now York hospital. In one ease a man whose spine was broken some while back has lui<l a new lease of life offered him by what, iiii^ht be termed, "splicing-." A strip oj bone three inches long was taken from his shin and placed in a groove cut in the broken section of his backbone. The other case was that of a smalT boy who rVll from n roof top and fractured his foivhend, with the result that. part, of his brain was exposed. After several weeks of treatment it was decided to substi tute celluloid for the broken bone as the only chance of saviuLr his life. The operation has been per formed, and it is uo-v thought that there is every likelihood of the boy recovering:. -"Stamlunl." "How much do you want, for that doj< ?" "Twenty-throe shillings, guv'nor." "But you nskcd mo a pound yesterday." "Yus, but 'cs gorn and oat^u a chickcn sanco then !" . Surnames began to b<i used f...

A THRILLING ADVENTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 17 July 1914

A THHTl-iLlNU ADVKNTDitE. I ivas if «-4 ,i'iK <n a powde. jrt^a>,iut, . .uionc.'i (writes » .>nu-u>ai.*< .. c ....-uzino was, foi aitiv.* .4«u;ikc«; ..-;f centre of a with 11 i "M. \i .O.Uj'^j}. A Ililta ul:;-' . «»vvnj^; mc sonu fx'O.. .v.ton he dropped ! e c- v .. ... .«-\ <vero coiiiii;ed mi. ;n ii- j recover tho ia he some loost >«:*iclios i ;et. nt Mio wim« iiue. ^i<»:* titan over, he ;io c<J/.'/ltilIIv sU'}j|jt>i a mutah. ign>t j:;<< it and (he eouon wool whieh 1 i7ie< lis^ insect easy. uue of tho snorimens ^ fiying-hertle, immediately ilow nwaj owsirds the magazine, and, to my con tarnation, 1 it creep'into tho von ilator witli a piece of blazing cotton vool sticking to it. I was about to rush to tho magazine, .'hen fche-o was an awful explosion nd when J recovered my senses in th< luspital three days later, 1 learned ; hat the explosion had killed ray natu ali...

To Make a Bookcase. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 17 July 1914

to Make a Bookcase. A bookcu.se such as our first dia gram illustrates when white enma* filled looks rc?nictvV.ftl ly well-fit adornment for any dra wing-room, though it may be con«t.ruetod in a short time by the veriest amateur in furniture-making. Prices of «vood differ in dilTerent towns, but taking -a. fair average, the t*>tn 1 cost of a bookour.c, 8ft. fiiti. high and oft. long, should not exceed 12s., and this in cludes one shilling for enamel. The ends, shelves and top nre cut from wood ^in. thick, while the buck boards hfu e ft thickness of £ln. The lnttor should bo yellow pine, for the defects of this stutf will not be noticeable in the position it oc cupies. The shelves mnv also be of yellow juno ; but it would bo better to give one halfpenny n foot more and have them, as the ends nnd top, of canary, which is a wood with a particularly nice surface. For the sake of example, we have taken it that the bookense is one having three shelves, itft. Gin. high nnd ttft Inner* V...

MAN AND HIS STOMACH. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 17 July 1914

MAN AND HIS STOMACH. It is not mi uncommon tiling to heai q in:ui or woman say-" There la sonifr tln»K the matter with my stomach. I'liov never stop to tlunk whether thej themselves are not at fault. (I,,. so easy to biamc th« iito tho Htom.ich that is causing th< trouble. The stomach knows when it receives something that will bo injuri .us to tho body, cr when it has beet nerloaded, and it protests against tin indigestible article or the snrplin amount of food. It is acting as a friend and wnidini .i;t n warning against this abuse. Uui i»tead of being grateful 10 the stom '?li and leaving off the indi«:c*t.;bb ?od and the bi^ dinners, the man <»: be woman continues to load it wit! ? le and cake, pickles and sauces, port .»nd pa Menkes, and all sorts of things .ml then they complain that there i: -uineUiiug the matter with tbei} .itoznuchs.

£40 for a Tattooed Head. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 17 July 1914

£40 for a Tattooed Head. At one time tattooed hearts fetch ed as muclt us; -C'JO to £10 for goo^J specimens, snid IV. S. H. Harri son, the curator of tho fronumau Museum at Forrest Hill, in a lec ture oil the paint, powder, and per sonal adornments of savages. He WHS describing the ancient j Maori custo-m of tattooing tin1 head, | ami s>aid that they i\l\v;iy/i ml, or[ and it was looked upon niter wards; as a sacred object. In process of time collectors began to purchase these heads, and this led to many murders being committed in order I to secure the head and oflcr -it for sale. It then became a practice to tattoo the hoads of slaves, so that they might eventually bo killed, and their heads sold ; but this had long since been stopped. 'J'he wearing of necklaces and ear rings wont back many hundreds of years amongst every class of savage and the present use of powder and paint by Ihem was a continuation of the use ol pipeclay and red ochre centuries ago. In many parts of the wor...

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