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Gems that Change Colour. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

Gems that Change Colour. The newest fashionable gem is one that has the somewhat startling peculiarity of being a quite dif- , feront colour in the evening from j its daytime hue. In daylight it is a j brilliant golden yellow. At night, j under artificial light, it is a bright j emerald green. I Its name is the heliodore, and it, is a brand-new discovery, the first; specimen of it having only been j found quite recently. It conies from j German South-West Africa, and the j boom of it comes from Berlin, j where the Ivaiser has made it a fnd; in Court circles. The Kaiser al-J ways wears the first-known specimen j in a ring. All Hatton-garden is I keenly interested in the new gem. j The only other quick-change gem j is the alexandrite, . so rare a stone ' that a good specimen runs dearer j than diamonds. An alexandrite is j a glowing raspberry red. It is j found in Russia, and got its name I from the fact that (he first, spec.i-j men turned up tlie day the Czar, reached his twenty-firs...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Tom, Dick and Harry [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

Tom, Dick and Harry The assurance given by those re sponsible for the-production of the farcical comedy, "Tom, Dick auri Harry,' that it would be " worth seeing," was fully bon o out in .fact, and it was pleasipg to see the Hall well filled on Thursday niyhs week. Let it be said to the credit of the members of the Mutual Improvement Society win pourtrayed the various characters that their acting was very pleasing throughout, and superior to inat of most of the professional actors who visit our town. Even those of the audience who ate in the hc.bit of visiting metropolitan theatres were rlelighted. The expression, intonation and deportment were so good that there was no movement or nothing said which palled. And it must be remembered that it is a difficult piece to act, for it bristles with misunder standings and complications. The scene opens in the parlor of a seaside hotel, and we might here say that the arrangement of furniture and drapings reflected the greatest ere lit upon Mr ...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
WORSE THAN A BAD ONE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

WORSE THAN A BAI) ONE. f ! J "Wal," said the public-house phil . osopher, "now that they've caught 1 that young Foster brat a-poachin' I on th' gun club's preserves, his ! mother oughter lick the life outer J him. They say it's his first of ) fence, but that don't make no dif ' ference. He's a bad egg. All | eggs wore good in the beginnin' ; j but once they turn bad, there's no I thin' on earth '11 turn 'em good j again." j "But if he's a bad egg he ain't i guilty," said the publican. "A bad I egg won't poach. Ye can't make i 'em poach." I "Wal, guilty or not guilty, he j oughter get a good beatin', any |how." "But ye can't beat a bad egg any niore'n ye can poach it," observed farmer Abbott. "Then he ain't n egg at nil," said the public-house philosopher. "But he's poached, an' he's bad, an' he oughter be beaten, whatever he is !" A wooden church to hold 1,000 persons was built in eight hours at Palo Alto, California, carpenters, clergymen, university professors and business men joi...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Sash Shade Holder for Venetians. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

Sash Shade Holder for Venetians. 4 A shade fastened to the casing at | the top of a window always hinders j the free passage of air when the top ; sash is lowered. A simple arrange S merit to remedy this and provide ? free circulation of air is shown in the illustration. Fasten the short side of a 4 by 5in. bracket on each side of the upper sash, lin. from the top. At tach a strip of wood, lin. wide and as long as the curtain is wide, to the projecting ends of the brack ets with T-bolts, put through the hole at. the end of the metal, Fig. 1. Fasten the shade brackets with small screws to the ends of this strip of wood and insert the shade roller (Fig. 2). The shade and roller will then follow the upper sash in its upward and downward movements, Fig. 3. If the upper sash is lowered and the lower sash raised, perfect ventilation is ob tained.

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
The Mouse Escaped. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

The Spouse Escaped. $ The landlady, while engaged in her domestic duties, encountered a. mouse in the flour-barrel. Now, most ladies in similar cir cumstances would have uttered a few genuine shrieks, and then sought safety in the garret ; but this one possessed more than the ordinary degree of courage. She called the lodger and told him to get the gun, call the dog, and stand at a con venient distance. Then she clam bered half-way upstairs, and com menced to punch the flour barrel with a pole. Presently the mouse made its ap pearance and started across the floor. The dog at- once went in pur suit. The man fired and the dog dropped dead ; the lady fainted and fell downstairs, and the man, think ing she was killed, disappeared. The mouse escaped.

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
The Large Ice Cave. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

The Large Ice Cave. A few years ago some members of tho Austrian Speleological So ciety discovered in the Dachstein mountains some caverns which aro among the largest in Europe. One of theso grottoe3, the longitudinal axis of which is fully 6,500ft. long, moreover, turned out to ofi'or ad | ditional interest by its truly enor i mous ice masses, and was found to j be tho largest known ice cave in i the world. Though a scorching sun may be burning outside on tho bare moun tain rock, there io always an icy wind blowing through this under world, freezing everything within its reach. The Dachstein ice cavs comprises several domes filled with ice, which communicate with one another through a number of frozen gal leries. Gigantic ice pillars tower on both edges of this chasm, in tho depth of which there unfolds fairylike ice scenery. Beyond the abyss the capern widens out into a mighty dome ("Tristan Dome," as it is called), where a plain ice sheet reaches from one wall to the other, carry...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 11 September 1914

Birth AT "Kiewa," Natimuk, on August 29, the wife of L. A. ROSEL- a son

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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Happy Convicts. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 18 September 1914

A Happy Convicts. . »- -. A ;Smss. prison appears to be the very place in which.. to spend a cheap holidaj-, as you have practi cally all you want-a comfortable cell, central heating, electricity, good food, a. fair quantity of wine or beer and tobacco, and a library. You can learn a trade, have plenty of exercise, and there is little work to do in return for all these ad vantages. Until a year ago, at the Thorberg" Prison, good-conduct prisoners were even allowed . out once, a week on . "parole," but, though no prisoners escaped, this .Custom has been suppressed; Of all the Swiss. prisons perhaps the jolliest is that of Krtjuzlingen, in the Canton of Thurgau. The .in mates have weekly smoking 'con certs, when the latest music-hall songs can : be heard, , and good music, with the result that at even ings the townspeople-Kreuzlingen has nearly 6,000 inhabitants-gather enviously under the prison walls and promenade ' in the street enjoy ing the free entertainment, espe cially as some ...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Electric Eels. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 18 September 1914

Electric Eels. 9 A correspondent of the " Morning Post," writing of the electric eel, says he recently made the experi ment of touching the young .speci men now in the Tortoist House of the Zoo. Although only the tips of the fin gers of one hand came into contact with the fish for a moment, the shock felt was very sudden, ami powerful enough to be almost pain ful ; it extended up the arm, and was felt most strongly across the muscles of the upper arm. There can be little doubt, con tinues the writer, that a full shock from a full-grown specimen would be enough to knock a man. down. The great 'traveller Humboldt at the beginning of the last century stated that the natives of Brazil drove horses through swamps where these fishes . were, that the horses were thrown off their feet by the shocks, and that when t,he electric foijce was thus exhausted the fish could becaught and handled. No later - confirmation cv" this as a jpractice among tlie. natives has been forthcoming, and it may be...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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Teaches Surgery by Films [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 18 September 1914

Teaches Surgery by Films 4 After many vicissitudes, the new use of the cinematograph has been begun by Dr. Doyen by teaching surgery to students by films." His films also preserve the'records of operations. A few years ago a gold medal at Berlin was awarded r lum for surgical films. He is the 'only owner of a collection of such films and now has more, than fifty, show ing nearly all the great surgical operations. He advocates this method for students before admitting them to a view of the actual operation, ? which > tlien becomes much more valuable. He also makes it a point that such a record of his ac tual work permits a doctor to cri ticise it and his assistants'- posi tions in a way that they could not possibly do otherwise. It is also an infallible record of the correct ness and" adequacy - of the niethods employed. / Dr.- Doyen advocates the' 'establishment by this means of a] great museum of surgical art, which i would assemble films of the great-1 est operators engaged in ...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
How to Make a Slat Window Blind. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 18 September 1914

How to Make a Slat Win dow Blind. 4 The s-lat window blind is espe cially constructed to admit a cir culation of air snd at the same time keep out the sur.'s fays. /V cloth shade or awning will hold the heated air in the upper pa;t, as well as water on the top wliere the cloth sags. The slat 'lehiud or awning does not have those ob jections. The lilind is Constructed from 12 laths or slats. Each piece as represented at A, Fig 1, has three .'3/lfj-in. holes drilled in each end, one (B) 3-in. from t'i 1 too. another (C) just below B and 1 in. from the top, and another £ in. from the bottom. Run a piece of string through the hole D in the other; knot both ends so the string cannot pull out. Tie each slat together in this "manner, as shown in Fig. 2. The length of this string can be varied somewhat but it must not be too long or the slats will be far. enough apart to let in streaks of sunlight. An other string is run through the hole C, knotted. and tied, to a nail E on the lower edge o...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Swans Crown Property. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 18 September 1914

Swans Crown Property. -9 England is at present the only country in the world which prac tises with success, and on a large scale, the raising of swans. This privilege is largely due to the fact that the British Isles form an im portant halting stage in the route taken by the numerous . flights of wild swans when they leave the northern shores of Scandirtavia for Central Africa. Qufte the most important of the swan farms or swanneries in the British Islands is that at Abbots burv, near Weymouth, iix ; Dorset shire, which dates its foundation from the 18th century. The birds are distributed over an 'immense, do main, formerly occupied by an . ab bey, comprising marshy meadow's and copses. A river-,' rendered brack ish by the close proximity of the sea, meanders throughv the. grounds. The work, of the farm is performed by ten men, whose duty it is to cap ture the swans, .intended for sale, otherwise the birds are left com pletely . alone to wander about and to disport themselves in the...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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THE POULTRY FARM. THE IMPROVEMENT OF STOCK [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 18 September 1914

THE POULTRY FARM. THE IMPROVEMENT OF STOCF As an instance of what may i done in the way of improving stoc' I may quote the" case of a sma! holder" who took up poultry-keepiv thrfee years ago with a stock white Wyandottes procured from leading utility breeder. Becoming co ' vinced of the possibility of main j taihing a high standard of egg-pr^ jduction by carefully selecting bird I for breeding, ' he took up this wor with enthusiasm, gained a high pla< j in a laying competition, and four I that by advertising in the pouttr ; journals he could sell eggs for hate' ing during the spring at 3s. 6d. ti | 5s. per dozen, whereas by sendin them to market he could only aver i ag« Is. per dozen at the same sea ' son Though having no more tb3~ half an acre of gr'ound he has fonnn it possible to keep a stock of abou" thirty laying hens, and breed silt, or seventy chickens every year. Without any extra expentiture, be yond the' occasional purchase of a well-bred cockerel for mating, he...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Natimuk Patriotic Fund [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 18 September 1914

Naiimuk Patriotic Fund Ifc is desired that the pablic effort at Natimuk shall be closed afc once so that the money may be forsvarded to head quarte-s Some promised snms are still outstanding and these should be handed in at ouce to either Mr G. Antony or Mr L. Cross. In the mat ter of patriotism, gifts should not be asked for a second time. (Continued in another c >!a;nn)

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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Typing Musical Scores. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 18 September 1914

Typing Musical Scores. The typewriting- of musical scores is now made possible by a machine that has appeared on the French market. The same machinc may be' used for ordinary typewriting in several languages, the letters and numerals, and the musical characters or signs being carried on small drums. The drum for writing music contains eighty-four ..signs w.hich, singly or in combination, produce all the characters necessary to \write a complete score within a range of six and a half oc taves. The treble or -violin clef, for instance, is written by four ope rations, the bass clef in three; etc., even the staff itself being written on the machine. The characters are not written side by side as usual, but in a ver tical line. The musical characters are all marked on the keys of the machine along with the letters and other signs of the written language, in a different colour. This ar rangement is made possible by a I simple mechanical device connected with the shaft of the roll holding ...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE FARM. POTATOES. PROMISING NEW VARIETY. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 18 September 1914

POTATOES. PROMISING NEW VARIETY. All growers are on the look-out for a blight-resistant potato, and .though we are somewhat diffident in advan cing the claims of any particular va riety out of the hundreds that make th6ir appearance each season, it jE well to note the reports to hand in recent English agricultural papers in regard to a new variety known as Vitality. This potato has been introduced by Mr. James Richardson, Old Leake, near Boston, and some of the Lin colnshire growers-in which county orer 80,000 acres were planted in po tatoes last season-have shown great faith in it. The "Mark Lane Express," reports as follows: It is said that this tuber has' done remarkably well, anjj though 'not sprdyed, has emerged through this season's wretched atmo spheric conditions; absolutely free fr&m blight. It was in 1S9S that Mr. Richardson, from an apple off one of Kerr's varieties, managed to rear th» Vitality tuber. It is a very big crop per, of good flavour, nice shape, a roug...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
NATIMUK SHOW A FINE EXHIBITION IN A DROUGHTY PERIOD. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 18 September 1914

A FINE EXHIBITION IN A DKOUGHIY PERIOD. The West Wimmera man is nothing if not optimistic. There is no use blinking the fact that we ate ic the throes of a drought-at a timej too, when grim war is raging all over Europe, and when tha very bean con ditions rurally were needed to replace depleted supplies of foodstuffs. At the Natimuk show on Wednesday the topics which, naturally enough, were discussed by everyone were trie war and the drought. There were a few who remarked that they did not know which was the worse, the war or the drought Of course that re mark is only worth repeating because of its flippancy, made without know ledge or consideration. The whole world aoems upside down. In Aus tralia, where all is peaceful, rain is badly needed; in France, wnere is no peace, hurricanes are blowing, rain descends in torrents, lashing into the roadways and digging deep ruts ; over sombre fields heavy clouds are sweep iog, rivulets are becoming cataraots, and rivers rush turbid and angry...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Does the Air Carry Disease. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 18 September 1914

Does the Air Carry Disease. "It's iii the air" is a phrase that will no longer be considered appli cable to disease. Br. C. U. Cha pin /louts the idea that the air can convey infection, and other medical authorities support him. Up till recently it was considered that .at least malaria and yellow fever came by the air route to their victims, as did typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery and diarr hoea, not to mention typlius fever and plague. The excretions, as well as the breath, were assumed to give off the germs. When the Prince o»" Wales in 1871 contracted typhoid ferer at Sandringham, the escape of sewer gas into his apartment was considered by everyone a sufficient explanation. Now, says the 'Lan cet,' conveyance by infected, water or food is universally held,- and the "carrier" has supplied the missing link 'in previously inexplicable cases. The discovery and study of the cas ual microbes "has shown that it is by water, food, contact, flies, and carriers that these diseases are sp...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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PERSONALLY IN MILKING. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 18 September 1914

PERSONALLY IN AHLKING: : We have taken opportunity at in tervals to direct. attention to the in fluence ) of kindly treatment- as * ap plied to milking cows,, and to the j fact that a better yield will be ob- j tained from the same animal gently handled,-than if knocked about and worried by dogs or ill-tempered per sons. Experiments recently communi cated to "Hoard's Dairyman" go even further. - It would , appear that apart alto gether from ill-treatment of any kind a cow will often- respond more freely to one person than to another, the animals apparently having likes and dislikes, such as occur so frequently in human beings. A heavy- producing Holstein cow, in the dairy herd at the Kansas State Agricultural College, freshened early, in December, and was milked by mian No. 1. This man had milhsd her for several weeks, when he left for *a vacation. Man No. 2 took charge of the milking.. The cow re sponded to his milking? and- gave as much as 81.4 pounds - of milk per day. Her highes...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 18 September 1914

F. B. Rate I. n Post Office Stores NATiMUK The Place for Good Values CVvf®' IHTER GO !OC 9 V. v_. f.TS.1>*>v,-SFr\j<KSK L. i_ Now Iii, and in all the latest Fashions All that is new in Ladies' and Gents' Coats, Suits Umbrellas, Rugs, Shirts, Neckwear, Snug Underwear Pyjamas, etc Also Groceries, Crockery, Ironmongery, etc Dairy Produce Bought. F. R. RATCLIFFE & Post Office Stores NATTMUK. NATIMUK ,1. J ory BAKERY Wishes t6 make known that he has purchased the b ove business, and that having secured the'services of a first- class baKer he is supplying only the best Bread, etc. Dances, Weddings, Picnics, Socials Football Matches, &c., Catered for reasonably. Splendid Assortment of Lollies on hand; also Fruits in Season. Small Goods a Specialty ZED. IE. JORY, P-ROP-RIETO ES, Ploughs a!)d Drills Repaired So Promptly that the minimum of delay occurs in the field. Yes, our Prices are Reasonable I have secondhand Implements foy sale THE ECLIPSE IMPLEMENT WOR...

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