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(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) UNDER THE BAN OF THE CZAR, OR, THE WINNING OF ISOLDE. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PART. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 16 October 1914

(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) UNDER 111 O R, THE WINNING OF ISOLDE. 9 3y St. George Rath borne, Author oJ "Omar Kassam," etc. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PART. Owen Dugtlale, the wealthy owner of an estate in Leinster ; an artist, journalist, and idler, and an impul sive Irishman, has mapped out for himself a month's journey in South ern Russia. His passport, through a blunder on the part of the officials, calls for Owen Dugdale and wife, a luxury he has never possessed. Naturally this leads to strange and ridiculous complications as in Bohe mian fashion he wanders over the plains and mountains of Russia. Evening is setting in as his talega, driven by Vladimir, a Don Cossack, who fears neither man nor devil, ap proaches the town of Rustchuk. Shortly after passing a mounted mili tary, officer and two Cossacks, our traveller discovers a wrecked telega in his path, On investigation Owen is startled by the discovery that the luckless vehicle is occupied by a lady | and he becomes conscious of a stran...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Really? [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 16 October 1914

Really ? '' They call the Mexican Indians lazy,", said the traveller, "but the Mexican Indian is the only man I've even seen" who works while he I sleeps. I "lh the interior, of Mexico one j balmy January afternoon I came j upon an "Indian .. hut" romantically ! situated beside a stream. A ham | mock of nati\ e grass was swung | across a narrow branch' of the j stream,ranvIndian slept in the ham j mock, and a string, tied to his foot, dangled, in the water ? "As l" approached the string tightened with a jerk. The Indian awoke. He seized the string, and hauled it in. There was a fish of three pounds' weight, at the end of it. " 'Here you are, Mercedes !' shout ed the Indian. "His brown wife came and re moved the fish. She rebaitod the hook. Then the Indian, lying back in the hammock again, resumed his sleep-angling act." 1950 "You are always taking about the high cost of living." "Well, that's aboat ail I hear at home." "From .jrour wife." "No, from my wife's father. We are living wi...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
About April Fools. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 16 October 1914

About April Fools. ^ - r~f- - : Nobody- appears to Lie able to say, with any degree of certainty, how, when, or why the custom of trying to make fools of one's friends and neighbours on the morti j ing of April 1st came into being, i The custom is not by any. means [ confined to England. It prevails j almost throughout the world. In j Scotland they call an April fool' | a gowk (cuckoo) : the French call j him un posson d'Avril-that is to Isay, a mackerel. We ourselves Shave the expression, "You silly mac kerel !" and silly indeed are most of the people who get caught by the jokes engendered on April 1st. Some authorities say that the custom owes its origin to the pro verbial uncertainty of April wea ther ; others, to the mockery trial 'of our Lord. But similar tricks are played in Hindustan, at the Huli Festival (March 31st.) Perhaps, then, it may be a relic of the Roman "Cerealia," held at the beginning of April. The tale is that Proserpina was sporting in the Elysian meadows, and ...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Furnace and Microscope in One. INVESTIGATES MOLTEN METALS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 16 October 1914

Furnace and Microscope in One. 1 INVESTIGATES MOLTEN METALS. One of the most interestingJ-micro scopes ever invented and the only one of its kind in the world has just been perfected by Br. Wright of the Carnegie Institute. It is an electrical furnace and microscope combined and was built in the ma chine shops of the laboratory. The object for which it is intend ed is the examination of metals aiul rocks at an intense heat, in a con dition similar to that which existed at the time of their formation by Mother Nature in the earth. In order to study the behaviour of metals and stones in a molten state it was necessary to subject them to a heat which would melt almost any substance and ruin the microscope itself. Hence a plan was devised by Dr.: Wright which allows an inconceivable heat to be used, but the machine, other than the oven itself, is kept cool and no high temperature interferes with the microscope. This is done by hav ing a metal hollow jacket, through which water continual...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Simplon Tunnel Flood. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 16 October 1914

Simplon Tunnel Flood. I Deep down in the heart of the I Simplon Alps lies a big unseen:. | lake, upon which rests a super-, puessure of 13,000ft. of towering | rocks. The greatest engineering : leat achieved during the boring of j the Simplon tunnel was that of getting- under control the mighty, ppti tiers of hot water that burst up > froxn the lake, and directing the gush-) ing stream to the outer part of the gallery bv means of a huge steel ' a^ufyduct. This condlu.it suddenly burst one afternoon recently at a spot ten miles inside, and a train which was acttially traversing the turn.'1 in tine direction of Coino was well nigh. swept of the rails by the forci? ol' the torrential outburst. Thruo ..M flan expresses hound for !'o::"ss wene consequently held up at 1/omodossi >la for eight hours. At i he imminent risk of their lives, a gang of Italian workmen haid to toil In the darkness until nearly midnight, with the Hood up to their armpits, beiorw they suc ceeded iu damning t...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Beyond All Succour. A TALE OF TRAGIC WILD LIFE AND OF A WOUNDED LION. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 16 October 1914

Beyond All Succour. TALE OF TRAGIC WILD LIFE ANT) OF A WOUNDED LION. There was a vicious report as he fired, but too late-a shout, a cough ing grunt ; the man was down. No ; he was up somehow. There was another report close beside ; a crash of splintered, parted' reeds ; a whirling, yellow, black-tuft-tipped tail, and-silence. The lion went on through the reeds, smashing his way without seeking a path, galloping a wonder ful, long, leaping gallop, in which all four feet nearly/ touched when in the middle of each bound. THAT HOVERING- VULTURE. He had certainly intended to kill the man who fired at him-had, in fact, got him over, knocked him down like a ninepin ; but the other man had fired in his face, and missed. And the beast would re vile him for-missing. Far, far- better had he not bun gled the job, and let the. heavy 47G Express bullet finish' the work the first man's 275 bullet had begun. As it was, he hung on his stride, and dropped to a trot-a heavy, loose, dog-like trot. But...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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Unlucky Thirteen. PARNELL'S SUPERSTITION. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 16 October 1914

Unlucky Thirteen. . .. . - * FARNEIiL'S SUPERSTITION. Parnell was a singularly super stitious man, and the stories told of him in this connection in Mr. Barry O'Brien's "Ijife" are confirm ed by Mrs. Parnell in her book on her husband. Mr. O'Brien narrates a story of him which is of particular interest in view* of Mrs. Parnell's ".Life." Parnell believed that, the number 13 was unlucky. He would not sleep in a room numbered 13, and on one occasion, when he had been by mischance put in a room bearing that number, he created a terrible disturbance when he dis covered what had happened, and ac cused the landlord of the inn of a desire to bring misfortune, on him. On another occasion he was at a dinner party, and one of the guests, Mr. O'Brien states, had to be sent away from the table because there were thirteen persons present. The superstitious may be interested in reading this to learn from Mrs. Parnell that she was the thirteenth child o£ her parents ! One of the striking features ...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Miracles of Faith-healing. CURING BY SUGGESTION. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 16 October 1914

Miracles of Faith-healing. CURING BY SUGGESTION. However sceptical one may be re | garding the powers of faith-healers, who have, particularly of late years, been subjected to a great, deal of ad verse criticism, and in some cases ; ridicule, by people who refuse to ! recognise the sincerity of their be l liefs, there can be no doubt, in view of the recent report of the Clerical 1 and Medical Committee, that faith healers have brought about some! wonderful cures. | It is impossible, for instance, to doubt the word of Lord Sandwich, | who was a playmate of King Ed-j ward at Windsor Castle in his Eton days, and who has done such mag-) nificent work in relieving distress among children in the slums. Lord Sandwich is a great believer in j faith-healing, and says that he has j cured a great many people of af fections such as cancer and blind ness by the "laying on of hands i and prayer.'' i His lordship confessed a short l time ago, < during a remarkable speech he delivered at...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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BRUSHES WITH DEATH. AT THE LAST MOMENT. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 16 October 1914

BRUSHES WITH DEATH. AT THE LAST MOMENT. Few have had narrower escapes from a tragic death than the men of St. Tvilda, when ^searching for sea-birds' eggs, suspended by a rope from the summit of cliffs several hundred feet high. Of one such es cape the following thrilling story is told. The egg-hunter had been lowered over the cliff, when sud denly a loop that had been made in his rope, with the object of shorten ing it, Vaught in a projecting pin nacle. The sudden jerk slipped the knot of the loop, and down the climber . dropped some thirty feet in to space, until he was brought up with a terrific jerk. When he recovered his senses, he saw > on looking up, that the fall had cut his rope and that he was hanging by a single stran-1. To add to his horror the men at the top of the cliff,- ignorant of what had happened, began to haul him up. At any second the frail strand might break, and precipitate him to certain death two hundred feet or more below. There was only one chance of say...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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THE RANGE AT SEA. PAINTING A VIVID WORD-PICTURE OF BATTLESHIP TARGET PRACTICE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 16 October 1914

THE RANGE AT SEA. J^INTIN'O A VIVID WORD-PXC TUUK OF BATTLESHIP TAR GET PRACTICE. The grev battleship seems stran lv deserted and bare, for her f;ks are denuded of men, while nil aud other upstanding encum r'ances have been laid flat on deck. The gun-turrets, five of them, are trained round with the long, lean xzles of their twin weapons '""inting out over the sea, and every P" and then one of the guns twit-. " ever so sfightlv, or a' turret revolves a little, as the gunlayers keep their sights aligned on the distant target. ^ The ten 13.3's the ship carrics; re powerful weapons. Each one 'if them is'-over 50ft,. long,' and < ^.eig},s close on 80 tons,- while their 1,2501b shells can be hurled to a distance of over fifteen miles. | The enormous projectiles, too, leave the muzzles at tt\e rate of over j j S00 miles an hour, and can pene trate the thickest armour afloat at 8- range of 5,000 yards. INSIDE THE; TURRETS. But now, as the ship moves on through the water, with he...

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A Turtle Picnic at Night. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 16 October 1914

A Turtle Picnic at Slight. The hordes of purple and white crabs that fled on tiptoe at our ap proach, halting at a safe distance to turn round and stand upright, hissing and spitting defiance, so amused and absorbed us as to dis tract our attention from the pur- j pose in hand. Not that of Sad die, however, for, with a hoarse yell to the stragglers behind, he did an astonishing grand circus act, and, not stopping to halt and kneel the camel, hurled himself like the arms "of windmill, to the ground and rushed forward to intercept a : huge, crawling monster of a tur tle he espied that had nearly made its escapc into the breakers. The other men joining him, the curious creature was soon tilted and turned over on its back, a helpless fury of flapping flippers ' and snapping jaws. The camels indulged in ridi culous thrills, panics and strange antics at sight of the fearsome beasts and a camel doing a mas seul in the chaste light of the moon is not a dignified sight, and still looked aska...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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IF YOU TRESPASS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 16 October 1914

I ? j IF YOU TRESPASS. | Trespassing- is defined legally to I be the entering upon the land of I another without his permission or : against his will, A trespasser may .be "peaceably ejected." Damages, nominal or otherwise, can be elaini ? ed for trespass without actual loss ; having to bo proved. ? Actual damage to hedges, crops, j etc., may be dealt with as a crime-malicious damage to pro ! perty-and the punishment may be a j fine or a term of imprisonment. : It is an offence to set man-traps ; or spring guns on land as a pro ' tection agakist possible trespassers j or poachers. A trespasser acconi i panied , by a dog which worries .' cattle or sheep is liable for all J damage, even if be pleads that the dog Iwus naver doae damage before. Xo first bite is allowed.

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
School for Brides. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 16 October 1914

School for Brides. A The Cincinnati educational de partment proposes to start a school for brides, where future housewives I may learn the elements of their | cra/t, and to that extent make happy husbands. j After taking a coarse of training which extends over six months, the bride-to-be will be qualified to cater for a family, locate a leak in a water-pipe, mend a broken door ' knob, put up a shelf, scrub, wash, iron, market, give first aid to an injured member of the family, darn 1 stockings, lay a table in the most appropriate fashion, and, best of | all, aid her husband by preventing the frightful waste which Mr. Lon don, Superintendent of Schools in Cincinnati, describes as character istic of the American household. Cincinnati also intends to take advantage of the parcels post re cently established in the United States to provide a service, for bring ing butter, eggs, and other market i produce direct from the farmer to I the customer. Lately there has been a general and organi...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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Kipling and the Nightingale. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 16 October 1914

Kipling and the Night ingale. Mr. Irvin Cobb, an American, has had a long chat with Mr. Kipling, a "summary of which ap pears, in the New Yorb 'Evening Post.' This is how Mr. Cobb de scribes Mr. Kipling : "He has a big jaw, and he wears shiny glasses and shows his teeth like Theodore Roosevelt, and he's a short man and bloclcy, with a big, strong hand." Mr. Kipling, in a walk after lunch, said he didn't know birds well, though he was fond of them, but he knew trees. "I wish you would stay until after dinner,'.' said the poet to his guest. "I'd like you to hear a nightingale "that comes every evening to our garden. I'd like yon to compare him - with your mocking-bird. Tell me about' the mocking-bird-what's 'lie-like?" Mr. Gobb said the Southern mock ing-bird was the troubadour of the woods, a licentious scoundrel, who left Mrs. Mocking-bird at home with the little ones and went serenading other bird-beauties-but withal, a fellow with romance in his soul, a true poet. "Well," said Kip...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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SMOKING FORTY MILES OF CIGARS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 October 1914

SMOKING FORTY MILES . CIGARS. i. If "there's peace in a clear Ha vana," Hcrr Stark, . a n?ted German . smoker who died recently, had his .share of peace in this vrorhl, for dur ing sixty years of his life he con sumed more than half a mi'Iicn ci ' gars. Shortly before he srnoied his .last Havana he wrote : i "During my long lifeLLroe I ssii ; mate that 1 have smoked more than j 500,000 cigars, an average of mere '.than twentj -two daily for sixty | years. I have thus enjoyed lO.O'O j hours of such hrr~iness as no rr > .man,could have gi^tn me, and which was well worth the £-6,000 that P'ur ! chased it. My cigars have be;n the j one solace and swer :ener of rr.y lib. | and my only regret in it is j that I cannot bring uiy record up ; to a million." j Herr Nanas, an .Austrian, was even ! more, devoted " to "My Lad ; Nico tine." From the time he was 27 -Orears old Herr -Nanas kept an exact account of ..all he -purchased and r.-what he paid for it. -His account books show that in twe...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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THE ORCHARD. HUMUS OR VEGETABLE MATTER. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 October 1914

TME.ORCHARD HUMUS OR VEGETABLE MATTER. i Always aim at keeping np your | humus supply (vegetable nntter). as this-is the first thins: a plant -loo'cs for .(like the solids-chaff - to ih; horse). It must be in the soil to [.enable -the three essentials to plant life-phosphoric acid, ro'.sjh ani ni j .trogen-to thoroughly perform their functiqns. : Where the hum'is is absent th» three very jaecasiarv essentia1^ named would be of absolutely no value .during .a hot, dry spell. Bnn in a .favourable season, -with moisture . jforthconiing, tli? relief v.-rn.ld only be .temporary, and a dry pinch will pull, .it up at once. Not' so where the humus is incor ; porated in the soil, for apart from Kits functions as moisture conserver | -which alone .is invaluable to plant life-it sets up certain Vacterial ac tion which ,-makos ru no available any plant food that is in the ?oil. !-in an insoluble form, and the soil is better able, where this vegetable mat t.ter is in abundance, to respond to .anj...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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Record in Deep-sea Diving. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 October 1914

Record in Deep-sea Diving. «V The Italian ironclad Reina Mar gherita lost, an anchor and chain near the Isla of Scarpanto, in the Aegean Sea. The depsh here was 38 fathoms (231ft.), and the iron embedded in liquid mud. No diver in the ordinary suit and helmet could work at such depths, and the Government decided to employ a Greek fisher, Hadji Statti Geor gius by name. Statti simply stripped and took a 301b. stone beneath his arm to aid his descent. This he never abandons while under the water. It is attached to a cord, by which it is remounted when he gains the surface. The first day he dived six times. These were Bhnply trial trips to test the exact depth, etc. On the second day, five descents enabled him to fix a cord to the links of the chain. The third day, making five dives, he succeeded in lifting the chain several yards and finding the head of the anchor. A short steel hawser Was fixed to this, and on the fourth day (after Hadji had been thrice to the bot tom of the sea) all...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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REALLY RATHER DIFFICULT. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 October 1914

REALLY RATHER DIFFICULT. "Well, old man," called out the bachelor friend, as he hastened to wards the station, "and how's the family ?" The much-married man laid a re straining hand upon his shoulder. "Jry children, " he said, "are at a very; .difficult age just now." "Difficult !" inquired j his friend. "But they're all past the measles and the teething age, aren't they ?" "Yes, long a^o. v But, my good fellow, you don't know what a father's, troubles are. My children are at .the age when, if I use slang, my wife ? says I'm setting a bad example; and, if I speak cor rectly, the youngsters think I'm a hack inmber. Now, what would you do ?" I'd like to be a flower, I'd never tax my head with any cares of life, JJut ad ways stay in bed.

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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Floral Islands. THE SCILLIES AND THEIR PEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 October 1914

Floral islands. 4 THE SCILLIES AND THEIR PEOPLE. Miss Jessie Mothersolc, in her book on "Scilly"--has, of course (says the "Westminster Gazette") a good deal to say about the floral wealth of the islands. Geraniums and fuchsias, she tells, reach a great height, climbing to the eaves of the houses, and sometimes blos soming all the year round. It is said that an islander once replied with indignation to a stranger's tactless comment on the scarcity of wood, "Indeed, we can heat our ovens with our geranium faggots !" The book, which tells the story of the isles, their folk and their flowers, niakes reference to the cheer ful kindliness of disposition among the inhabitants which at once makes the visitor feel quite at home. This kindliness is shown in many little ways, even where there would be much excuse for contrary behaviour. A visitor and his wife were once i trying to scale a stone fence-with no evil intent, but all the same it was trespassing. An islander who was working in the ...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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AN EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY IMPOSTOR. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 October 1914

AN EARLY EIGHTEENTH CEN TURY IMPOSTOR. On June 23, 1703, William Ful ler, "Cheat-master General of Eng land/'' received a severe sentence, after ' one of the most extraordi nary careers ever recorded. Fuller was the son of a butcher at Milton, in Kent, and became an apprentice .in London but wearying of the humdrum life, he disappeared and was next heard of as page to Lord Melford. Being of handsome appearance, he rose rapidly, and was able, by a series of frauds, to be come possessed of some wealth. Then he began to pose, first as General Fuller, and, later on, taking the title of Sir William Fuller. Finally he created himself a peer. For some years the butcher's son was treated as of the rank he claimed to be, and at last his au dacity became so great that he ac tually wrote to the Speaker of the House of Commons, declaring that he had knowledge of some State secrets which had been confided to him by "his friend, the late King James." But in spite of his dis play and extravagance,...

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