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AUSTRALIAN APPETITES. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 29 July 1915
AUSTRALIAN APPETITES. The Commonwealth Statistician, Mr. G. H. Knibbs, has been endeav ouring to gauge the capacity of the average Australian appetite. His data has been supplied by 392 (ami lies, 206 of which are of strict tee total principles, and 130 of which do not possess any smokers. Ninety one of the families had no expendi ture for Bports and amusements, and the remainder spent an tverage only of 1/1 per week on recreation. He shows that on an average weekly ex penditure on food per family of 30/3 one-fifth, or 6/1, iB for meat, 3/5 for butter and cheese, and 2/10 each for milk or bread. He proceeds to anal yse the results to show the weekly expenditure for food per head accord ing to sex and age. Ho estimates that it costs 8/7 per week to supply a male over 17 years of age with food, as against 6/10 for a male be tween 13 and 16 years of age, ns against 6/ for a female between the same ages, and so on.
A CURIOUS SUIT. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 29 July 1915
A CURIOUS SUIT. A curious exposition of callousness and greed was recently made in a civil Buit brought against a Colorado surgeon. He became interested in the case of a cripple whom he found beg ging in the Btreet, and by an opera tion requiring great skill removed his disability. The relatives of the cripple promptly brought suit againat the physician for removing their means of support, claiming that, as a cripple, the youth had brought them in an average of £1 daily, while now they were compelled to support him until he could gain the means of earning his living. The Judge promptly dismissed the suit on hearinc the case for the prosecution.
COLDSTREAMER HERO. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 29 July 1915
C0LD8THBAMEU HERO. "I only took my chance and did my duty to save my comradea." It in thus that Private F. W. Dodson, of the 2nd Coldstream Guards, modestly describes the act for which he has been recommended for the V. C. A thick log had enveloped his regiment, and Captain Follett sent three men 100 yardB in advance, to warn him of an attack from the enemy. After they had been there an hour, the fop suddenly lifted, and the three men were fired on at close range by the Germans, One man was killed, one wounded badly, one crawled back. "I didn't know how to get the wounded man back," says Captain Follett, "to I had to call for u volunteer, and a reservist, Dodson, at once responde ' ' went out and fetched him, amu. ul of bullets."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 29 July 1915
THERE'S SOMETHING DOWO. If You Visit Callander6 Forer's Winter (Blearing Sale.«. Which commences on Monday. July 5th, and Continues for THREE WEEKS ONLY. Bargains of Exceptional Magnitude are being offered in all Departments of our Drapery sections, While the Flag flie3, wo are going to respond to the expecta tions of our Customers in maintaining our large and varied Stocks of up-to-date Goods for next season, and to encouri.go the cycle of immediate ca3h circulation, we oiler the surplus Stock of Fashionable Winter Goods at ridiculously low prices. Hero are some of the Bargains that are Irresistible : Manchester Department. At 8.',, 10.U1 -Single Bed White and Grey Sb?eting. At Is 3d, Is Gd-72-inch nDd 80-inch White and- Grey Sheeting. At 3s lid, 4s lid, 5s lid per doz.- White Flannelettes. Ro dvced prices. At 3s lid, 4s lid, 53 Gd-Heavy Stripe Flannelettes. The3e are cheap. At 11.Ul, is lid, is 3d, is Gd-Unbleached Table Linens. See them ! At 11AJ, Is 3d, Is Gd-Heavy White and Unb...
Dookie District Ladies Red Cross Society. The Euchre Party and Dance. A Brilliant Success. Large Attendance. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 29 July 1915
Dookie District Ladies Red Cross Society. The Euchre Party and Dance. A Brilliant Success. Large Attendance. The euchre party and dance held in the Victoria Hall on Wednesday night last week, under the auspices of the Dookie District Ladies Red Cross Society was most successful, both from a financial as well as a numerical point of view. The first part of proceedings, which commenced by the assemblage singing God Save the King, was devoted to card-playing. Tho hall was brilliantly illumi nated and elaborately decorated with evergreens and pot plants, intermingled with streamers, flags and banners. During a short interval, the drawing of tho art union for the bag of wheat (which was the gift of Mrs. Johnston and Sons, to be disposed of in aid of the funds) was conducted, the winning ticket for which was held by Miss D. Clugston, of Cosgrove. An artis tic cushion (the work and gift of Mrs. G. W. Rowlands) was also disposed of, the winner being Mr. T. McSweeney. The hall Laving been cl...
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. TOMMIES. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 29 July 1915
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. 1 TOMMIES. ? A. '? u ii (says a writer in the "Star") I have been on intimate terms with the officers and men of pretty well every unit_ in the British Army since lSSS, I have yet to find the soldier who protests against the use of the word "Tommy" as apply ing to himself or his comrades. What he does object to is being described by the "superior" person as "only a Tommy." Every non-com. in tho junior Service uses "Tommies" and "Troops" as interchangeable terms. I hnve heard even commanding offi cers use the term to the sergeant major. And Tommy himself speaks or his civilian chums as "civvies," his commanding officer is the "old man" or the "bloke," and he him self is probably "ginger" or "spud" or "nobby" to his comrades. Even dignified Highlanders accept the gen eral description "Jocks" without re monstrance. But while Tommy At kins has very little, if any, egotism, let a stranger speak slightingly of his regiment, and the offender will be made to regret his ill...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 29 July 1915
QUEENSLAND PAWPAW Remedies Made by Dr. T. P. LUCAS, who has practiced 35 ye*r» in Australia. Dr. LUCAS' PAWPAW OINTMENT and PILLS ;i- i> tfivat remedies, they need no I'x.ijL-.irated advertisements. The remedies recommend themsalv«s, i':,ivi).uv Ointment is the gr«»t I lualcr for any purpoBC, -wh»r» *n Antiseptic Mealing Balm it in quired. Dr. LUCAS' PAWPAW PILLS for Indige«tion and Liver Complaints. WHOLESALE AGINT»: Elliott Bros., Ltd., O. ffoffnxintf U Co., Ltd. Retail v.~y,i 1111 ii i miMii Dookie Bakery 1!.\ KKllti. I'ASTICYCOOKS, & GEN EltAL MEKCHANTS, J.M'Mamara&Co. AGENTS FOR- . HUGH V. McKAT'S ? Sunshine Harvesters Farm Implements, Petrol Engines. Duplicntos cau always be obtained lrom us J NO. C. SKINNER, UOSGItOVE. General Blacksmith WITEBLWEIGHT, Em, - Horse Shoeing a Speciality. A CENT fur Mitchell &j Co'a. Imple J. V ments anil Machinery; New Cen tury Hinder; White Oil En«ine; Federal Manures; Hay Windmills; Charleston Cycles: Globe Droppers ...
HANGING IN SPACE. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 5 August 1915
HANGING IN SPACE. As .1 general servant of fourteen years of age I was living with a schoolmistress. As she was out nvj-st days I was very often alone in the house. One day I had to buy some meat for dinner, and forgot to take the latchkey with me, so that X was un able to get in again. There was a ladder handy, so I put it against an open bed-room window and climb ed up. When nearly at the top, the ladder slipped ! I managed to grasp the inside sill just in time to save myself. I dragged myself into the bod-room, and fainted. A neighbour who saw it happen was" nearly as frightened as I was myself.
"DADDY!" [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 5 August 1915
"DADDY My most terrifying moment came when my girlie was about five. She and I were spending the day in Lon* don. Suddenly, in a busy street, the lit tle one let go of my hand, and, be fore I co'il'l stop her, darted out into the road, right in front of a handsom cab. Quick as thought cab by pulled tiie horse on to his haun ches, just Having ray child's life.' It was a close shave, and my heart stood still with fear. My little daughter had caught sight of her daddy-who had landed in England unexpectedly that morn ing-on the other sido of the street.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 5 August 1915
REMEMBER THIS We do Job Printing At Most Reasonable Prices, Make Us Prove It. >«ZIU3nJCBn£J«HMM it's as easy as A B C IION HI a j>M V( ^ g^fg \Jp § \| daa I isit fi" i »--,1. f ?y.^ajTr'nrr.-rrctvwa.-gnir^M/.l.'iaaa.iyiiii^Wg? Winter (%S5^a^IrC-ali I Jsi 'Sqs* © Q © Wliich commences on rp-qf ID cp" jfc idl JUjiiJc SKS 035 Bargains of Exceptional Magnitude are being- offered in all Departments of our Drapery sections, While the Flag (lies, wo are going to respond to the expecta tions of our Customers in maintaining our largo and varied Stooks of up-to date Goods for nexi season, and to encourage the cycle of immediate cash circulation, wo otter the surplus Stook of Fashionable Winter Goods at ridiculously low prices. Here are some of tho Bargains that aro Irresistible : Manchester Department. At 8.',, 10.U1-Single Bed Whito and Grey Sheeting. ' At Is 3d, Is"Gd-72-inch and 80-inch White mid Grey Sheeting. At 3s lid, 4s lid, Gs lid per doz.-White Flannelettes. Ro dvetd prices. At...
Heavy Artillery. THE SUPPLY OF SHELLS. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 5 August 1915
Heavy Artillery. THE SUPPLY OF SHELLS. The chief factor in deciding thia war will be the superiority on one 6ide or the other of heavy artillery, writes Mr. Hilairc Belloc in the "Daily Sketch." There are three things that give one party superiority in its heavy artillery over another. The handling of the pieces ; The number of the pieces (includ ing the power of relining worn rifl ings and replacing lost pieces), and Third, the supply of ammunition. The handling of guns is a. matter of talent and natural temperament as much as any other art, and the Allies in the West are now clearly proved the superiors of the enemy in that art. The refitting of guns and the pro duction of new guns would be an equally essential consideration were there not this curious relationship between guns and ammunition nowa days ; thnt you can produce a gun more easily and more quickly than you can produce the ammunition. it will need in a few weeks. It is there fore the third point which is really the crux...
The Chameleon, [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 5 August 1915
The Chameleon, i Iii his brightly written volume, "African Adventure Stories," Mr. J. Aiden Loring, who accompanied the ltooseveit African Expedition us one of the three field naturalists, has an interesting passage about a strange reptile, "very common in certain sections of Africa," called the horned or "rhinocerous" chameleon. "This creature," says Mr. Loring. "ir> about eight inches long, and has three horn::, ail inch in length, pro tisMlim: from the top of its head. Its i ye,-, work 011 tiie ball-and-socket plan, and roll about in a most comi cal lnsiiion. The eyes are indepen dent of each other, and the animal can look in two directions at once wii.lir.nt turning its head ; it simply holds one eye stationary and rolls I ha other forward, backward, up or down, to suit its wishes. Next to its eyes its tongue is the most won derful part of its anatomy, being quite the length of its body. In feeding it perches motionless on a limb, and waits for its prey to come within reach. ...
Cement From Beets. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 5 August 1915
Cement From Beets. It is :)ow reported that a French lirm is making an excellent comont ?from a by-product in the process of making licet sugar. The scum that forms when the beets nre boiled, and which has heretofore been thrown ! away, consists largely of carbonate j of lime ami water, and from 70,000 ! tons of beets treated -1,000 tons of ; carbonate of lime is obtained ; to this 1,100 tons of clay is added, the resulting product being 11,102 tons of ! cxct'llr.iil. cement. The scum is pump ed ii:Lo large tanks, where it is al lowed tu dry partially ; lincly divid ed clay is then mixed with it ; the mixture is thoroughly amalgamated by beaters for an hour and burned in a rotary kiln, much in the same way as i'ortland cement." The clin ker is then removed and pulverised into cement.
Church Notices. ST. LUKE'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 5 August 1915
I (JInirch Notices. LUKK'S CHUHOH OP ENGIJAXD Augu3t 8-10th Sunday after Trinity | Dookie, 11 a.m., Morning Prayer j Pine Lodge North, 3 p.m. Even- i song i Dookie, 7.30 p.m. Evensong. ; Preacher-THE EECTOH. ; Special War Service. ; Special Singing. j Thursday, choir practice, S p.m. j Wednesday, 8.30 u.m , Children 3 Class in St. Luke's, Dookie. Vestry meeting, August 24th, at 8 p.m.
DOOKIE A. & P. SOCIETY. A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE WM. SHIELS. MR. M. P. TROY ELECTED PRESIDENT. PRIZE SCHEDULE REVISED. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 5 August 1915
DOOKiZ A. & P. SOCIETY.1 A TRIBUTE TO THE L.'.Ij Tv'M. SEIELS. j MK. M. P. TROY ELECTED j PRESIDENT. PRIZE SCHEDULE REVISED. A large number of members at tended the meeting of the above or Saturday afternoon last. Mr. M. P. Troy (senior vice president) occupiei the chair. The minutes of the previous meet ing ware read and confirmed, on she motion of Messrs A. McPartland and D. McLean. The Late President. The Chairman' said they were all awaro that one of Iho main reasons for calling this meeting was the re grettable death of tbeir president, Mr Wqj Shiels. That gentleman had taken-a very active and keen interest in the work of the society, and his death was a very heavy blow to the members. During his ac quaintance with Mr. Shiela ho hud proved him9elf one of their beat workers, and it was extremely unfor tunate and regrettable that after all the years ho had been connected with and had worked /or the society, that his death should have occurred when he had assumed oontrol o...
SAVED BY A NAME. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 5 August 1915
SAVED BY A NAME. An Irish soldier arriving at camp late one night was challenged-"Who goes there ?" Considering a moment, and think ing he might avoid punishment, he answered, "Kitchener!" He was immediately knocked down by. the butt end of a rifle, and a 3 he sat upon the ground ruefully rub bing a lump on his head, the s-.Mitiy exclaimed, "Why, it's Callaglmn ! Why did you say it was Kitchener ?' "Shure," came the answer, "when ye would do this to Kitchener, ye'd want poor CallagUan's life, ye spal peen !" "Is it possible that you, of a family famous for soven generations, can stoop to marry an unknown up start ?" The young girl answered coolly : "Well, I prefer to marry a man without a riiimo rather than a name without a man."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 5 August 1915
F"or the Man on the Land 3)oofue Hgricultucal anb pastoral Society. Dookie, . 3rd August, 1915. THE COMING HARVEST. Dear Sifj At a meeting of this Society, held on 31st ultimo,.the question of the disposal of the coming Wheat Crop was brought up for discussion,- and it was decided to communicate the various Agricultural Societies throughout Victoria on the subject. In view of the possibility of there beinga great scarcity of Shipping Transport, it is thought that there is a danger of farmers having to sacrifice their wheat on account of the resultant glut in the market, and it is considered desirable to take steps to avoid any such loss. Tho system proposed by our Society, in the evont of the unfavorable conditions foreshadowed actually occurring, is, briefly, that of storing tho whoat under Government supervision against the issue of a Storage Certificate by the Government; such Certificate could then bo lodged by the holders with any financial institution as cover for temporary ad...
When Gunners Go Deaf. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 5 August 1915
When Gunners Go Donf. The average civilian lias a very Vague idea as to the condition- iu fiide a turret on a warvessol while heavy liring is going on. The jrrcatcst force of the vibration from the liring of a gun is natural ly just outside the muzzle, and that is outside the turret. So terrific is this vibration that, if severe precau tions were not tal;ei:, the dee'e under the muzzle would be ripped to pieces sheet-iron doors v.-ould be wrenched from their hangings, and skylights shattered. To guard against these effects the deck under the gun-r.iu/.zle is re-enforced with steel plates about, an inch thick, and skylights are taken ofl and replaced with cover ings of armour plate. Of course, there is considerable roar and jar felt inside the turret. Men who are looking for the refine ment of precaution recommend that gunners wear shoes with rubbor cushioncd soles and heels to lessen the jar on the deck. The air vibration, due either to firing in one's own or some other turret, , ha...
Recruiting Campaign. MEN ARE STILL NEEDED. Article No. 4. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 5 August 1915
JM Recruiting Campaign. MEN ARE STILL NEEDED. Article No. 4. -(By A.N.S.) ? - rr ;lie month of July the a ctoria luis contributed , .remits to the cause §Sr''c' Thi? has been * mi&lt;M :ronse to the call of Gommittee. brought into Victoria was fall p nmn'ary ii-cc was brought into the J'jp the number of men f(,r i}.(- front. It was not iv-"..',:';icf.,ri'Ty to sec other portions of fcnivealth in this re i01' . . i f.:.. i.x Ivirn ft bilCl the outcome of the rV, ii hi.! Mr I'1 'l J],. -, the outcome ot pirjql.-cs each part of the f| ]!',,.!(? inmost, the enemy " (n so prolong tho a .s .,s (&lt;t --ccure an incon 'r.-.V«-than which no ; cahuniiv .:&lt;-uitl alllict the if world. It would simply Svitihe war would break I-:;; years, and the Ve of blood and treasure %ave to bo renewed, per son an even larger scale. Victoria lias done its share. "cr s are following in i&s of this one. New South Sfamd South Australia have irrar,c..tl for recruiting ukV the i...