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SPROUTING ALMONDS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 6 November 1914
SPROUTING ALMONDS. The Assistant Horiicult ral Ex pert in New South Wales has civ*f-n the following infcrmatirn on the matter of "Keeping and spro'ting almonds "Throw into the bottom of a bos sufficient sand to cover ai inch deep, then aliyer of nuts, cov r with another inch of sand, and so on, to within a few inches of the top. Afterwards water v.e 1 wuh > sprinkler and again during the v' ter whenever the sand gets too The sand h.is to be pretty welt rated with water, especially '• about July 1 until planting August, September, or Octo'ter. cording to the locality. The n are then planted in drills and en ed to a depth of 2 to 3 in. Almo are worked on their own stocks."
MURTOA WATERWORKS TRUST. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 6 November 1914
MURTOA WATERWORKS TRUST. A meeting was- held on Friday, 30th October, there being present:—Com missioners Evans (chairman), Scott, Rabl, Gulbin, Slaughter, and- Tobin. Correspondence was dealt with, show ing that the Water Supply Department, after representations made by Mr Hutchinson, had approved of the ac ceptance of the tender of the Reinforced Concrete and Monier Pipe Co. for £1760 for the erection of standpipe at Murtoa, and the work was now b^ing prepared at Melbourne. The engineer reported that he had submitted all papers to the Department for approval, and the contract had since been prepared by the solicitor for signa ture. Certain amendments were made in the plan (o provide for the base of the toiler carrying 3000 lbs to the square foot, which the company agreed to conform to and guarantee. Me would now send the contract on to the S.R. and W.S. Commission for the signature of the successful contractors. On the motion of Coins. Gulbin and Slaughter, tlie action of the engi...
NATURALISATION. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 6 November 1914
NATURALISATION. In Tuesday's Argus the following letter appears from Rev. Pastor Peters, who is well known in Murtoa Sir,—In "The Argus" of the 29th inst., Senator Pearce is reported to have stated in the Senate :—" Australia could make all the naturalisation laws it liked, but Germany would say that the natura lised person was their subject j and if German troops landed in Australia and a naturalised German came within their ambit, and was given an order and refused to obey, the penalty was death." Allow me to say that when I left Germay 37 years ago my connection with the fatherland was severed officially, as the document of which I append a translated copy will prove. No doubt many naturalised Germans will possess similar documents. Now, Sir, " If Ger man troops landed in Australia," I would show them my " release," and I thev could never force me to obey their j order. -Yours, &C., W. PETERS, Lutheran Minister. Lutheran Parsonage, Burrumbuttock, N.S. \V., Oct. 30. Transl...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 6 November 1914
GULBI N'S sure it's not the fault of the times.. In our Stores we are always busy, because our Customers, know that they can make their purchases^ from; us and always get. the fullest value for. their; moneys. j JUST ^ ARRIVED! A Fine Display of Embroidered Voile, with. 11 Crepes and Dresses, in all shades. A Good Assortment of Embroidery and Flouncing Nets. ■ Pont Forget! HOYLE'S PRINTS are the Best,. Stooked only by us. CHRIS. GULBI N, Federal Stores, M'Donald Street, Uta'to-a® 'PHONE: 15.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 6 November 1914
" Don't forget the friends at home." Father and mother, sister and brother —all are looking forward to Christmas greetings. The best way to send one's greetings is through the medium, of portraits made by the famous Ballarat photographers, Richards and Co., who are now showing some beautiful por-* traits in styles that would make charm ing Christmas presents.—Adv. The State Parliament was dissolved yesterday, writs for the elections will, issue on Monday, 16th November will' be nomination day, Thursday 26th will be polling-day, and the new Parliament will bo summoned: to> meet on. 3rd. December. Yoo are feeling the drought, like everyone else, but still you must be clothed. It is no good being, dowdy because the weather is dry. Tyler's, Biillar&t, can make- you feel fresh and .loapito die absence of rain. If you. do not see a Tyler traveller, send straight to the firm; and ask for the last spring and summer catalogue ; that will help you to decide. You will find Tyler's m...
Ladies' Column. [?]HUBARB RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 13 November 1914
Ladies' Column. -RTnmARB RECIPES. Rhubarb Ecrase.— Break tv?o eggs into ilb. of sifted flour, and mix carefully, then add half a pint of milk, and-'beat until quite smooth. Let it stand for one hour. Pour the batter into a deep pie-dish, add about two sticks of rhubarb (cut into small pieces), and bake in a moderate oven from three-quarters to one hour. Rhubarb Meringue.—Butter a deep • pie-dish and cover the bottom with a layer of cooked rice (boiled in milk), then put a layer of rhubarb cut into small pie.-es. Cover with sugar, a little lemon-juice, and small lumps of butter. Then an other layer of rice, followed by one of rhubarb, sugar, lemon-juice, and butter. Repeat until the dish is full, the last layer being of rice. Cover with the whites of two eggs, well whisked, and bake in a moderate oven for twenty to thirty minutes. Rhubarb Pastry.—Put about ljlb. I of rhubarb into a saucepan, with I sugar to taste, the grate"! rind and strained juice of a lemon, and a little ground ci...
Furs by the Million. LONDON'S WONDERFUL MARKET [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 13 November 1914
Furs by the Million. 1 LONDON'S WONDERFUL MARKET ^Leading from Cannon Street, and close to Southwark Bridge, is a | tinv street. College Hill by name, which is the centre of interest for j the fur-traders of the world. Here, in a small public auction-room, men of all nationalities are meeting daily for a fortnight, buying up mil lions of skins, from that of the house cat—ranging in price from a few* coppers to half a crown—to £■500 skin- of the silver fox, or the almost extinct sea-otter. And yet there is not a skin to be seen ! . Visitors merely see a hundred or so men—Germans, French, Americans, Russians, with a sprinkling of the Asiatic races—all more or less prosperous-looking, seated at tiers of long desks like schoolboys, each with a catalogue of the sale before him. There is no noise, no confusion, just the quiet announcements of the auc tioneer, who calls out the various items for sale. Business is brisk, for the buyers know to a few shill ings what the skins are -worth to t...
An Emergency Envelope. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 13 November 1914
An Emergency Envelope Occasionally a person has use for a long envelope a.nd if none is at hand, two smaller envelopes, says Mr. W. M. Braly, will answer the purpose as well. Cut the right end from one and the left end from the other and place one inside of the other so that the open ends will lap, and paste them at the edge. In this way an envelope of the desired length may be made. A German "farmer was in search of a horse. ; "I've got just the horse for yon/' said the dealer. "He's five years old, sound as a nut, and goes ten' miles without stopping." The German threw his head sky ward. "Not for me," he said, "not for me. I lif eight miles from town, and mit dot horse I should haf to valk back two miles." The German Emperor sent a mag nificent gold cup and' a beautiful Dresden china vase and clock-to the Royal Yacht Squadron, to be raced for by yachts : of above -15 metres duriag the Cowea week.
Cork Kept Away from Opening. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 13 November 1914
Cork Kept Away from Opening. ? When trying to extract a cork without the aid of a corkscrew it often happens that the cork is for ced into the bottle. The result is that every lime the bottle is in verted the cork is drawn into the neck of the boliie and stops the liquid from running out. To pre vent this, bend a piece of sprintr wire into the shape shown, and insert it in the bottle neck. The wire form should be long onough to extend slightly into the bottle. When the bottle is inverted the cork will, according to Mr. .T. J. J\"olar, the inventor of the device, be kept back from the neck and there will' always be an opening, re gardless of the position taken by the cork. Of course, this cannot be used in bottles containing corrosive liquids or acids.
Deadly French. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 13 November 1914
Deadly French. 1 When Mark Twain was a young re porter in San Francisco he made up his mind to learn the French language. He did not want to go to the expense 01 a teacher ; and so he bought a grammer and conversa- I tion book, and set to work. Be fore breakfast he poured over the lessons: late in the evening he was at it again; and every available mo ment of the day he employed with equal assiduity. He soon began to look about for opportunities to make use of his new accomplishment. Accordingly be began to eat at a French res taurant once a week. One day, as he and his room mate were coming out of the res taurant, they found on the sidewalk just outside the door a Fronch | man. He was asking first one passer-by and then another the way to a certain street, but no one understood him. That was Mark's chance. The Frenchman looked at him with wistful eyes, and began to talk. Mark listejied attentively. Three or four times the stranger was compelled to repeat his question ; then Mark se...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 13 November 1914
YOUNG BROS Auctioneers, Stock and Station- Agents, Land. Finance, and Commission Agen s Htad Offices—HORSHAM, HAMILTON and J*HILL. Sranoli Qfficos—Canter ton, Terant*, Murtoa, Minyip, YVarraeknabeal, Beulah, Rupan vup, Dimboola, J>«nald, Goroke, and Ararat Aj|eni:ie> at Strathdownie, Lake Bolac, Banytna, I'enshurst, Balmoral, Hope toun Auction and Clearing Sales Condacted in part of the State lvAlsii) SALES A SPECIALITY. MITCHELL BROS. & WHITE AUCTIONEERS, LAND SALFSMEN, S I'OCK AND STATION AGENTS SWORN VALUATORS. MOXEY TO IJi\D AT LOWEST RATES. HEAD OFFICE: STAWELL. BRANCH OFFICKS: BALLARAT, IVARRACKNABEAL, MURTOA, RUPANYUP, and MINYIP .Auction Sales Conducted in any part of the District. iProporties for Sale in fl»&lt;* ISallarat. Geelt.ng, and Wesiern l>is(ricls. Full Particulars on application. Particulars can be obtained from our Local Representative, AGENTS FOR • • Ualgety &Co., Wool and Grain Broke . Geelong and Melbourne. • " ■ Stephen Hu...
Thief-proof Satchel for Paymasters. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 13 November 1914
Thief-proof Satchel for. Paymasters. A satchel with" a burglar-alarm at tachment is one of the latest ideas for protecting bank messengers and - paymasters from thioves. Inside the satchel are bells and a revolver loaded with blank cartridges, under control of a me chanism similar to the combination lock on a safe. As long as the sat chel is in the hands of the mes- I senger, it is quiet; ) but as soon as he lets go of it, the bells begin to ring and the revol ver is fired. Such a thief-proof satchel, weighing 81b., has recently been patented.—" Popular Mechanics'."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 13 November 1914
Murtoa Athletic Club. Registered under the Victorian Athletic League. THE THIRTY-8IXTH ANNUAL SPORTS AND GRAND PATRIOTIC MEETINC. Half the proceeds will be devoted to the local Patriotic Fund. NEW YEAR'S DAY, FRIDAY, 1st JAN. 1915. Office-Bearers : President—Dr. Rabl. Vice-Presidents- -Messrs. J. B.M'Kenzie, E. Lannin ami F. M. Stewart. Treasurer—Manager Commercial Bank. Secretary—Mr. G. Grigg. Starter—Mr. D, Stiff. Assistant Starters—Messrs. L. Scntt and E. M'nrphy. Hundicapper—Mr. W. H. Troqp (Bui larat). Judges—Messsrs. C. R. Sprnke, C. G. Sciiodde, F. M. Stewart and R. Northey. Timekeepers—'Messrs. H. F. Petering and W. J. Bensell. Color Stewards—MessiB. G Hastie, C. Oulton and P- C. Sprake. Track Stewards—Messrs. W, L. Lamb, J. Cram, C. Gulbin, tl. M. Pepper, L. Lean, R. Anders and S. P. Sleith. Blackboard Steward — Mr. J. B. M'Kenzie. Ground Committee—Messrs. J. Cruin, L. J. Scott, G. Hastie, L. Scott, W. L. Lamb, A. E. Strickland and \V. Lloyd. Protest Committee—Mossrs. L. Sc...
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) UNDER THE BAN OF THE CZAR, OR, THE WINNING OF ISOLDE. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 13 November 1914
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.")' UNDER THE BAN •OF THE CZAR,* 0 R, THE WINNING OF ISOLDE. » iy St. George Rathbcrne, Author of "Omar Kassam," etc. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. Owen Dugdale, the wealthy owner of an estate in Leinster ; an artist, journalist, and idler, and an impul sive Irishman, has mapped out lor 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 telega driven by Vladimir, a Don Cossack, who fears neither man nor devil, ap proaches the town of Hustchuk. 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 c...
DANGEOUS AFFECTION. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 13 November 1914
DANGEOUS AFFECTION. "You don't feel quite sure of your wife's affection ?" said the very con fidential friend. "Not quite." "But she is always lavishing ex pensive presents on you." "Yes. But the presents do not denote the solicitude for my com fort and safety which I should like. First, she gave me a. polo pony ; then she gave mo a racing motor car, and now she Is trying to per auade me to accept a& aeroplane."'
PITH OF THE POLICY. PREMIER'S SPEECH. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 13 November 1914
PITH OF THE POLICY. PREMIER'S SPEECH. The following paragraph* contain the ! pith of the policy speech delivered by the Premier (Sir Alexander Peacock) at Crcswick on Saturday, in opening the Liberal campaign for the State" eltc •.ions :— Deiermination to maintain financial stability, and prevent any interruption of the ordinary course of trade and *i dusirv in the crisis caused by ihe war and ihe drought. Soundness of Vic'orian finances em phasised, as compared with the difficult position in some other States. Decentralisation and development, combined with enterprise and economy, to be the guiding principles of the Government pnlicy. An early session to be held, to deal with a Greater Melhourne Bill relating to the control of tramways, abattoirs, and other functions common to the metropolitan area. Continuance of the present policy of settling and developing the Mallee. Provision of ^£450,000 for advances to farmers who are siraitened by the drought to purchase seed wheat, fodder ...
PART 6. CHAPTER XVI. IN SIGHT OF THE PROMISED LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 13 November 1914
PATH1 R. CHAPTER XVI. IN SIGHT OP THE PROMISED LAND. The horses had shown more or less terror when the earth trembled, but they were bo tired it did not take much to quiet them. Besides, Vladimir was on hand to exercise his soothing influence over the beasts. "To your seat, master," he said. The pursuers must be very close at hand, and it would be dangerous to tarry. Again progress was resumed, and the scene of the barrier left behind. Dugdale breathed easier. Surely so long as they had "Vladimir with them they had little reason, to be worried ; his ingenuity could accom plish that which the lack of speed in their horses failed to gain, and'^jGene ral Gratscheff would find a wman worthy of his metal in the Don Cos sack. Then came the roar of anger and the maledictions that announced the arrival of the horsemen at the scene of the late avalanche. It must have been music to Vladi mir's heart. Doubtless his back,where the cruel lash had ontfe been laid, and which burned ever since, fel...
Seventy-one Pair of Trousers. STRANGE AND VINDICTIVE BEQUESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 13 November 1914
Seventy-one Pair of Trousers. STRANGE AND VINDICTIVE BEQUESTS. A well-known citizen of Brooklyn., alike renowned for his wealth and eccentricity, died a short time ago, and his last will and testament was found by his sorrowing relatives, with whom he had been at odds during his lw'e, to contain the fol lowing curious bequest : "I own seventy-one pairs of trousers. It is my desire that they be sold by pub lic auction after my death, and that the proceeds of their sale shall bo distributed among the deserving poor of my parish. They must, however, be disposed of severally to dillerent bidders, no single indi vidual being permitted to purchase more than one pair." These direc tions were duly carried out by the heirs-at-law. The seventy-one pairs Of trousers wcn-c Mucrc««i vely knock ed down to as many purchasers, and their price was handed to the parochial authorities. A few days after the sale one of the buyers took it into his head to make a careful examination of his newly-acquired...
CHAPTER XVII. AT THE GATES OF RUSSIA.. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 13 November 1914
Chapter xvii: I AT THR GATES OF RTISSTA. It was not a part of Dugdale'a plan to let Isolde read bis fears up on his face. For her sake, then, he assumed a satisfied appearance which wholly be lied the alarm which raged within his heart, now that the crisis was close at hand, when their fortunes must be decided. It had become a serious matter with our friend, whether success or failure resulted from their efforts to slip across the border by means of an incorrect passport. His own personal liberty was at. stake, but this was not what wor ried him most. He did not want that ogre of a baron, representing the al most omnipotent power of the Czar, to overtake this fair fugitive ; for it seemed to him that in the event of, this happening disaster must over whelm not only Isolde's hopes, but also the delightful chateaux d'Es pagne he had of late b«en 60 indus triously rearing. His wife in name ! Well, the thought was so pleasant that our. bachelor was wishing in his secret soul some power ...
Animal's Self-curative Instincts. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 13 November 1914
Animal's Self-curative Instincts. It is well known that animals pos sess strong self-curative instincts. Dogs and cats when indisposed will eat grasses that have a medicinal action usually of an emetic or pur gative nature. The fibrous-rooted' wheat-grass, Triticum caninum, is frequently eaten by the former. If an animal has been injured it is noticed continually to lick the affected part, which, says Dr. T. Wilson Parry, in some admirable notes on the subject, is a somewhat crude combination of our modern fomentation and massage. Prehis toric man would most certainly have licked his wounds. Later, when lie had lost some of his earliest animal instincts, he would observe what animals did and imitate them. Thus the ,uso of hellebore was believed to have been discovered from the goat. Yii£il tells us that dittany was "eaten by wild goats when they were shot with darts." Pliny tells us that bleeding was taught man by the hippopotamus, " that intelligent animal finding himself plethoric...