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MEN IN A MINORITY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
MEN IN A MIlNUlUTY. It is wouderful how regular is tho pr&lt; .ortion cf women to men in Euglnn iud Wales at each succeeding census. A writer in tho "Windsor' has bee .xamining this question in -the light (. lio last census returns. He finds tha 11 15101 there wore 1G68 females t« .very 1000 males-a female cxccm? &lt;? i.07U,GI7. But, taking into the ac-coim he number of males temporarily al out (soldiers, sailors, etc.), and io get :ing at the population belonging t England and Wales, tho result in onb IO.'jU females per 1000 males, or a fe nale excess of 793,VJ0. Tliu proportion of females to mules ii Curiam! and Wales was 1057 per UKK niles in 1801. After fluctuation* dm pi I80l-18.")l, the proportion of feinnh >i males has risen continuously miu S'jI, (he proportion of females to mal» ..» 181)1 and in 1001 being the highi^ i record (1064 per 1000 males in 180. »d 1008 in 1901).
A CRUSTY OLD BACHELOR. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
A CRUSTY OLD BACHELOR. For many years a faithful house Keeper worked for a bad-tempertd old bachelor, but finally grew tired of his sternal complaints, and decided to eave him. Biding her time, therefore, &lt;he informed him that she was going lo California. 'To California!' he repeated, hj alarm. 'What to do there, pr«v?' 'To find a husband,' she answered boldly. 'They say there are many more men than women in California.' 'Bah!' the old bachelor snarled Don't flatter yourself that you'll find :i husband among them, woman. It> Irnc the men are in the majority, but they're not the marrying sort. They're runaway husbands who've gone to California in search of a little peace!
COMM[?] MISTAKES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
COMMG.. MISTAKES. We are nil mistaken nt times, bir we should nol object to have our cr rors pointed out with a view to tlioi; correction. Here nre some of tlir Jiiist;il;e3 that, are of frequent occur retice. You nre mistaken If you think that the more yon ea the fatter and stronger you become. If you think that the more hours i child studies at school the faster i will learn. In concluding that exercise beini healthful, the more violent or exhaust inj; it is the more good it will do. In imagining that every hour takei from sleep is ail hour gained. In thinking that the smallest root, in the house is large enough to sleej in. In advising another to take a rem edy which you have tried on yourself without special inquiry whether al the conditions are alike. In eating without an appetite, o '.ontinning to cat after it has been sat isflcd, merely to gratify the taste
Gem Photographs Itself. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
Gem Photographs Itself. In a \ery short lim-j thr iris will be oxtremvly fashionable iimung u oil-dressed U'viii'.'ii-all th»- more trtjiu the fuel Unit it is impossible that it should become I'umninii, At pre^'-nt the t-»tal weight of the g«-m does not amount. to murr than ono-t en-thousandth part or that of diamond^. Hidden in a rugged ni.-U'.lain of San I'irgn, ('al if i >i;i ia, the passes i »i \\hi&lt;h ar&lt;- g'inrd«*d by artii"d mm. are tin- only :;m»\«. n examplrs ? .f \ hr new grin. pla«Tti by connois seurs i.'iily 71 ox l after the dia mond, prnrl. aii'l rm-Tabl in beauty and surpassing all pp-chvis stones in tho iurt that it brlbnrd to i'oiila:ii radium. u pVmt oiyrni'lii'' pl;\t«\ ? rb? Iris will | print, it v.-It". An imitation g«~'m wutibl i n*\». r do this. Thus the iris hn^ anothrr ipjality whiili other prvrious stones Ho not possess, in that. it will alwa.\s If* easy to t**I 1 it from a pasM- imitation. Artificial C'liis in sniii'1 rjisi's l>t...
CHEERY MOTHERS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
CHEERY MOTHERS. It is easy to talk about keeping I cheerful and smiling in tiw face ci adversity, but everyone knows haw ! hard it is to do so. , : One day a mother caught sight ol * herself in the glass. "No wonder Harry looks BO tiru.J_ ii | rie sees a face like that opposite Mm at breakfast every day!" biiu ar(?uuJ j "Ami how can the children have Mi* pleasure in lite that is their duo ii ] «o through life looking woebegone? It is not right or just either to theui o« to myself. Perhaps if I look happjr, happiness may look for me." Her determination taken, this worn- j ail made every effort to curry it out. No more luxury of woe, 110 more re velling in the injustice of Fate. She vvnrked as hard to seem gay ns slKr worked to keep the home together. Some of her efforts were unsuccessful, and there -seemed nothing to smile about and no 0110 to smilo hack at her. Bur. sho kept up her courage, and her husband finally caught the infection. With it he adopted a more hopeful view of life....
Adjustable Step for a Ladder. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
Adjustable Step for a . Ladder. llousupninLing is vory or-sily donn by painters having their own scaffolds, but ;« person desiring to do his own work will havo only a ladder to take t h«* pine-"' of n scaf fold. To paint and stand on the j rungs of h liidd'T all day will tire on»»'s feM. AH th»? writer had to do some painting, and n ladder was the only thing &lt;»l»tainnl»le to climb upon, a tint, detachable step wns mn«!o to put upon Owning1* of tho lndder to stand on th« snmo as u scaffold. The slop can bo adjusted to «ny part of the ladder for the painter to stand upon and paint a surface within easy reach. 'JVo irons were hent- V-^haped as illustrated, caeh end having a halt circle to At over tho rum;s of t he ladder.
CHOOSING A HAT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
CHOOSING A HAT. The following advice is Driven by a well-known fashionable milliner: - "I have one rule for most women I match tin? hat to the hair. The re sult is always good. Of course, if the ; woman is old, with white iiair, it. i^- ! not so satisfactory. But the woman [ with brown hair should wear a brown hat and the woman with red hail should wear n hat in darlc red tones. ;md so on. If you are going to bu\ ri hat match your hair. "The second best thing is to match '.lie hat to the eyes. 'J'he woman with big brown eyes should wear « big brown hat,. The girl with the saucer blue eyes can wear a big blue hat. And the girl with hazel eves ought to | cultivate hats that, are hazel and light i woman' to remember. Mntch the hai I to the hair or the eyes. It is sure to be a success."
"Rain Gambling." [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
"Rain Gambling." The Indian custom of "fain gam 'Mini;" is referred to in a Hlue ; Hoolv containing evidence given by ! Sir Umiiel MacKinnon Hamilton be i lore the Kuval Commission on Ii\ ; tiiaii J'inanc.* and Currency. i Sir I'anh'l eNpht'uied the method In- ai&lt;i, "we jLjet. showers perhaps every three or four weeks, anil us the rains approach the probability is that (huso showers v. ill become limn* frequent. There was a gamble whether the rum would fall 011 a | part icnlar day or not. I ?-Tin-n- was a little tank with a ! >jn«ut fixed up mi the Lop 01 a house ; in the Uurra Ua'aar of Calcutta, i which is the big native market-place, i mid if the rain fell sufficiently lor I this spout to run, it was consider ed to base rained, and the man lost ?'r w&lt;m his l"'t accordingly. This gambling became such an mil that tin' tJo\eminent stepped in ami kill. ii it." JWore using a ncu satic^pan /ill it with water with a lump of soda M>tnr» potato peelings and let...
THE DANGEER OF WORMS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
THE DANGEli-OF WORMS. Stomach aud Intestinal Wurius are | no &lt;if the most common complaints ; lu.Higliiiut Australasia. Iudiges ion 13 piiuiary cause, or they may bo pro ceed by Constipation, or through the ..ing (if tainted food or fund improper v iv.okcd. There in also the p -ssibility 1 iheir intinditction into the system in In' form of cyst3 or germs in fruit and neat, so that all classes of the c.1111 I'unilv, irrespective of age. are habits to :n? 0 mplaint. It is nut- alone the ' litatiiui mid unnoynnce caused by tlie*e, ? irusitioal n.uimu!ls "tlin'c "InfoSt" *' tTior 1 . &lt;niiiL'h and bowels, but the moro ?1 i .u-> consequences which follow that ?1 lift be kept in viow. From the high . organised and sensitive parts, which bey occupy, AVoiuis give rise to great .ustitutionnl derangements, and pro. ..ice a variety of symptom?, more .irticnlarly afi'ecting the stomach and . m1. Many cafes of Conv ilsiim.&lt;, .'j ilepsy, Hysteria, St. Vims' Dane...
Navigating Space. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
Navigating Space. (ttv (i.MMlK'IT 1'. SF.UVISS.) 'Hi.; st.U-.MM.-m. Iv.ts recently appear ed in print that, owing to the d»s covrrv l.v William Itiimsny ol K-,S sixtn.-M t inics lighter .*"'» ''.V" i,. IMM.V become possible to scud n 1&lt;->I!&lt;>. .11 from til" enitli to il,. moon &lt;.» ",h"r Panels. 1 H u.is could be done .&lt; I,, the most wonderful thing ever ,",p|ish.-d by.man. * voynncK. t)". mo.-H would t'" ail .-M-enencc ol it).l.-.ri!.,.lM.- nmelly and inthiitely .n;i'-11.his Ui.hi C-olumbus s (irsL crossing ni tl.o Mut th»* ro».s«.»ninK on which stutnui.-ut IS bused is i-ntirely -rro neons, Mid tlio fact that it is tro ,m,"| 'o iv "scientist," only fhows liow i^"oi-...it the majority evenof i ,.,ui.-;.u-ii p.-opi- »>.« «' th0 r(;al ,ufr" icnlti«\s 1o 1,4> ovrnromo beforo a 1 vuyagu in open COM bo un &lt;!rrt»Ucu. Tins sennit a >;oo&lt;l occasion for showing- I"'"' n to U>0 "I"0'.1 could actually l.o mode-p...
THE LONELINESS OF AGE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
THU LONELINESS OF AGK. llow lew oi us trunt with tcndernosi :id consideration those who have out ? ved thoir neucration, and whose ear y companions mid friends have lieor. : aken from theip.! They necessarily ive to a ffie-'it extent iu n wor d of heir ov. n, with which those around hem are not familiar. The coinnmn !i(,' of their hearts are with the scenes . if the past and the companions ol ithur years who have lone ujto passed .way. Lover and friends have Ueon aken from them, and their acouain ances laid" ill darkness. Tho form liey admired and loved are none, tin ives Uui; looked into their? Willi tin 'widrrcst affection are fiKhtiess, rtin! 'IK* voices that c.heerc-d and stirrer, ti.eir soul.- hnvi^bda^' 4:nec heon silent I'heir early world of hope and joy hat become n desolation, and they sit in jiknee contemplating the ruin thai haB heen wrought. Tliey are "Only wuitiujj till the shadows are a little lonxer grown" to pass on to the re union that awnits them and tho triad eroc...
Remarkable Facts about Babies. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
Remarkable Facts about Babies. "I MC\or klR'W before f had one." said tho professor of .physics t.t» his bachelor assistant, "just how closely our science could be applied to a baby, X havo bee a astounded at. t lie following true conclusions : "AH two similar bodies vnry in weight as the cubes of (heir &lt; I i monsions, I tind that. a baby two feet lony should wej^h just about one-sixteenth of a man live foci" high ; also th.it, ji« the suwiccs uf ! two similar bodies vary as the j sqi'aro of Ihoir dimensions, a baby j as before would have about one- ; sixth tlie surface of the man. So ! the extent- of surfacc proportional S to weight. i.i the baby is 'vastly ; greater than in tlie adult ; in fact, ^ a squuro foot of the baby's skin j would shield just one-third the sub- ; stance of what a square foot would : 011 an adult. j "Arguing- from tins, and Knowing j thai the rate of cooling of a solid j depends on the extent of surface, I : found that a baby gut cold ifua'ker, or...
ROKEBY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
It O K IS 15 Y . Really Rokoby is becoming quite well known. On Monday, 26th January, the combined Sun day schools of Warragul came hither by special train, accom panied by their friends and teach ers. and spent a very enjoyable day by the river in Mr Silvester's paddock. Tho day was beautiful and about 300 delightfully tired children boarded the return special at about 6 p.m. Tho promoters of tho movement in favor of building the Hall in tend to go straight ahead with the project now that thoy arc sup plied with tho sinews of war. This week a survoy party is engaged in cutting up tho estate known as Waller's info 60-acre blocks, it being the intention of the holders to offer it for sale for fruit growing. The right sort of men would in timo make a trans formation in the landscape.
New Weapons of Warfare. DISTANT FIGHTING MADE EASY [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
New Weapons of Warfare. UISTANT FKJHTINC MA.HH KASY 1 The latest. triumphs &lt;n' tho lrun ous Krupp factory in Uoimany is an jlluminnting hiunlt which will re veal the precise position of t ti*» enemy, and that, without I ho least risk to the obscrwr. Tlio enemy rnny be Jive or even ten mill's nwny when the nilieors decide that. I hoy should know more about the arrangement, of the forces mi'i how the enemy is encamped. An order ffOps ntl'- '«» enpthin of art il lory to get ready mi illuminat ing bomb. Ho loads the cannon with tho bomb alter getting the preciso position of tho opposing forces, but lie does not try to dev stroy anything in their camp. The cannon is aimed up in the air in such a. way that the bomb drops just above the camp. As tho (Million is lirvil i(. looks us if tin onliiiury shell were iicinK Hent out, but such ia far from beinu: t lie case. It is a .shell, but m very unusual one. When (his shell roaches o point over the enemy it bogins to drop, and tin.* ...
Developing Victoria. THE LIBERAL POLICY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
Developing Victoria. THE LIBERAL POLICY. To put men on the land and' to afford them no adequate means of reaching the market is a re fined torni of cruelty. A selector who takes up a back block may work heroically only to find that all the profit which should be his is lost because he has neither railway nor passable roads. His land may be rich, his yiold may be abundant, market prices may be high, and yet almost the whole may be useless to him because he has to take the lightest of loads over the worst of tracks. In two respects at least the Liberal Patty has done good work, and proposes to do still better work as regards this matter of communication. It ap pointed a Railway Standing Com mittee. Some twenty years ago there was a scandalous bribery of constituencies by the construction of lines, some of which were ohviotmly. '.l - rtuis laid m those daya of financial insanity have been allowed to rust. Then there came a period of cheese paling almost as costly as the construction of...
Night Lion Hunt in Foggy Streets. FIVE ANIMALS SHOT IN CHASE BY 80 ARMED POLICE. DRIVEN TO BAY IN HOTEL. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
Lion Hunt in Foggy Streets. 1 I'lYU ANIMALS SHOT ]N C11ASK BY 8(1 AliMKH rOl.TCK. lililYKN TO BAY IN 1IOTK1,. Kight lions and a tiger roaming' loose at night. ami in a dense fog sprang panic in l.eip/ig. Kven tually live lions were shot- by the police ami the others were recap t ured. The animals, which belonged toj Harnuiii's Circus, were being taken I to the railway station. There was - a thick fog, and the driver of an electric tram-car crashed into one of the vans as it crossed the street. 1 One lion, coming' out of the cage, j sprung" savagely at the throats of the horses that were drawing' the van. The horses tried to run uway. This excited the seven lions and the tiger which were stilt in the van, and they too broke loose with a roar. There was a terrible panic in the streets, which were crowded, though It was already midnight. The illu minations of the previous night on the occasion of the centenary of the ..f N* .. M . >»»*» . I«««l . n-v . see them. I N V A UK KKSTAt'H ...
Warragu[?] Inverloch. INTERESTING OVERLAND JOURNEY. A DELIGHTFUL HOLIDYA. IMPRESSIONS OF WONTHAGGI. AN AUSTRALIAN MUSHROOM TOWN. No. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
Warra gui t Inverloch. l.\TEl!KSTI.\'(i OYKIiLAXI) .lOlT. M'.Y. A liKUdl'lTU, HOLIDAY. I.UI'KKSSIOXS 01' WOXTHAGlil. AX AI'STIiAI.lAX .MI'.SIllvl H )M TOWX. ijty ;i \Vai'i:ii;ul Ik-siilenl). No. 1. other varieties "f f'f;ivini^ en joycd a spell (if (wo hours"" we once more se( off. Aft,.,- niakiii" frequent empries as to distances Mud slrikui" an average-we gener ally had to do this all (he wav ownu; lo widely conflictim; answers i -we decided J,ate,' township was Ion nides away, and found this I eslimale was ahout correct Th" roads were splendid to Lnnu Lain;' the dislrict. of Yannathan. on the *, «'>,u sn.imp. was well passed and .settled. The hold- I in?,' seemed very larTC. and the herds of hue dairv rattle locked ?sleek and eontenled. The drive between l.an- l.an- and (Iraut vdle was rather flat and uninterest ing. The country is poor and the load very dusty, while in places the hulline u-.-w vci'v ..^-1.,.. o. I ? .«cio .u »uiu Vnen we amvea I i at 'nantville, our lirst sto...
An Elephant Nursemaid. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
| An Elephant Nursemaid. Iii " Tigerlund " (Chupman and I InII) Mr. 10. Gouldabury, for ' mcrly of tho fndinn Police, has written his reminiscences of forty years' sport ami adventure In Den gal. Hi' relates an extraordinary com ply wil uexsed by a friend who was sitting in the verandah of his tmt watching Jus clophantu, which wero picketed un'lor some trees a .short distance oJY. IJo sunr the wife of one of the mahouts omorgo from her tout-like shelter with an infant, in her arms. She too to it close up to a hugo "tusker," to whom she made a low salaam; then out. the sleeping child down beforo it, and salaamed again. Next she spread a blanket on tho ground, and placed the b.ibj' in tho centre of it, well within reach of tho tusker's "pro boscis. Then salaaming again, more ostentatiously, wont ofl to tho ba zaar. Presently tho child awoko, and soon began to crawl towards the edge of the blanket. Hut when it had gone a foot or two tlie olo phant, stretching out hi« trunk. KiMitly |»u...
Neerim Railway Extension [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 February 1914
Neenm Railway Extension l In the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, Mr Mackinnon moved "That in the opinion of this House it is expedient to con struct a 5ft 3in. gauge railway from Neerim South to Toorongo River." Mr Mackinnon explained that the construction of the railway had been recommended by the Parliamentary Railways Com mittee. Its length would be 14 miles, and it would tap 300,000 acres of country. Of this area 10,000 acres were choice agricul tural land. The cost of construc tion would be £ilo,000, including £3,000 for rolling-stock. The first year's loss would be about £870, but in a very short time the line would be retentie - producing. Valuable timber areas would be opened up if the line were con structed. Mr Elmslie said that in every proposal that was made for a new railway reference was made to ffjA vn) imhln timfi/'r lr*rtrl +7 "V' ior«si, uuu mts«3\vnerQ millions ot pounds worth of valuable timber bad beer, ruthlessly destroyed, and it was time some steps were tak...