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Picking Pockets. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
Picking Pockets. ^ The Bishop of Worcester told a capital story the other day in e.on>^ nection with the efforts of Uu Church in that part of the country, to alleviate the lot of the hoppers". One of the workers who had gone down lo the hop-fields to assist met ; a -dilapidated individual in a~coun try*- land, who, in response to n" question, said he was a picker. This did -not-eonvey much to the inquirer , and .lie pursued the" subject. The hop-picker readily responded:- lie snid : "In- the summer months, 1 picks: t peas and fruit; then when autumn: comes round I picks hops; and' In the winter, when the wea ther's dull, I picks pockets. Then, when I'm caught 1 picks oakunv. I'm kept nice and warm during the cold months, and then, when th« nice days come round again, I start peaTpicking-,. and so on afresh."
"Nothing Venture, Nothing Have." [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
"Nothing Venture, Noth ing Have." ?fr . This is a favourite motto of' the M.P. for Battersea, and ho has half a hundred stories to quote in? its favour. Once upon a time, he " was conducting a huge demonstra tion in 1-Iyde Park, and was him self going round with the, hat. A detachment of the Guards had been sent down to. keep order, and, prompted as much by a spirit ol mischief as anything else, John Burns marched up to the. oiliccr , in charge, and held out his hat. The officer put up an eyeglass; - and stared from the hat to John, and back again. John stared no les&lt; steadily at him, chinking the hat suggestively. "Are you inv ear nest ?" demanded the captain. " 1 am.'.'- "Will this go to the women and - children ?" went on the odicer: "It will," was the brief- reply.. The glass dropped from the officer'i eye, and half a sovereign dropped into -.the hat at the same moment.
What Binks Learned. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
What ginks Learned. A Young Cicero Punks was an eru dite youth, ami a regular demon for knowledge forsooth. At his studies ho "swotted" to tell you tho truth, for eight or ton hours every clay. To give you some little idea of his worth, he knew to a frac tion the age of tho enrth, the ac tual weight of tho moon and its girth, and how1 far all tho stars were away. lie could tell you the reason why; eggs .aro not meat, why toadstools and hedgehogs aro not good to eat, also why there can never bo cold without heat, and.why humble-bees don't make honey. He could analyse I whisky and black-currant tart, and repeat Shakespeare's plays if . you gave him a start. In fact, lie'was crammed full of science and art, knowing even ??..why. Kobey is funny. "One can ne'er learn too much,'' with a smile he would, say. But he altered his mind; overhearing one , day two friends, who imagined him out of the way, stating facts new to Binks, without doubt. "What an ugly old beggar -that Binks is !" said ...
His Grace Ungracious. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
His Grace Ungracious. . -_-i . Not without dillicultytlie young Duke of lvniglitsbridge familiarly known as the " Night-, bird"-had been persuaded to. accept: an invitation to luncK at the. "com modious- aud well-appointed"' resi lience. of Mr. .7 llolls-Easher, the Soap Emperor. Towards the &lt; end of the' meal the; genial .soap. emperor grew more and more depressed.. Not one of his treasures had evoked- the faint est flicker of ducal approval. -- . In a. frenzy of despair, Mr. Kasher played his trump card;'.some price less Napoleon .?.??brandy; declared by the greatest connoisseurs to be" the ? finest liqueur that ever a gourmet^ could desfre. Unable to contain himself longer, old Kashcr bent across .the table with bulging eyes.' - ' - "What do you think of this brandy, Duke?" he asEcd, with. tremulous geniality. "Not bad, eh ?" ~ The "Night-bird" slightly' opened one eye, steadied his monocle, - aud ftivourcd his host with' a blank stare. v "Er-no-not very,"- he languidl...
A Four-mile Tunnel. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
A Four-mile Tunnel. f The Mont cTOr tunnel between France and Switzerland, on which boring operations began nearly three years ago, was pierced a few days ago. ..At half-past seven in the evening the^ two boring gungs which had boon advancing from the .Swiss the French sides met and shook hands, aud it was found that the engineers had calculated the cutting with the greatest accuracy. tunnel,",:.which is 3J miles long, bores- through the Jura mountains from Frasne to Vallorbe, thus ob viating an eleven-mile detour by Pontarlier, : and should have been pierced two months agoy' The work, liowever, was delayed by the tap .piug of a number of unsuspected springswhich had been pumped di-y. The outrush of water at one-time reached 2,200 gallons a second. It is. hoped to open the new line early next year. Th'c line, - by ' shortening, the-journey from Paris to Lausanne, will bring the winter resorts of the .Jura - mountains, many- hours nearer, liondon.
Another War Terror. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
Another War Terror. Siguor Ulivi, an Italian, professes to have invented a machine which, if his claim can be substantiated, will add another horror to war far exceeding anything- hitherto invent ed. According to his .statement, the machine projects to any distance rays, designated as "F" rays, which have the power of causing electric sparks upon all metallic objects with which they come in contact. Should tho "F" rays be directed upon a battleship, the electric sparks occurring in the magazines cause the explosion of the ammuni tion. , It would be the same with powder magazines, ammunition wag gons, loaded guns, or anything else . containing explosives. yignor Ulivi gave the following account of his : first practical experiment : " One ; evening 1 thought of projecting the ! "F* rays against the gas-meter. I: did so, and the meter blew up. My j laboratory was destroyed, and I es- ! capod by a miracle. From that ; time I uiade further experiments in a similar directipn, and having o...
Romance of London Water [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
Romance of London Water --^ It is just throe centuries ago that the water of the Now River was turned into the company's reservoir at Clerkenwell. The four years' la bour, backed by the enterprise and faith of Sir Hugh Myddelton, brought water to London through wooden pipes and to Londoners' houses by small leaden pipes. But like many great inventors, he was v almost ruined in carrying out his idea, and never gained a farthing from the New River Company, which paid no dividend during his life time. it is (.ho /ate of the artist whose picture, given in payment of a tavern bill, is priced at thou sands after his death. Myddelton, - if he still notes muudane matters, must be glad that his company promotion ended in usefulness and profit. A single £3 original share in the Now Hiver Company would bring its owner to-day n fortune of somothing like .C100,000 ! ? ????...
Blood Will Tell. AN EXCITING DISCOVERY. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
Blood Will Tell. . -?& - AN EXCITING DISCOVERY. A discovery concerning the char- J acteristics of blood which has been : made by Dr. B. T. _ Rcichcrt, , promises to revolutionise many things. For instance, it may ren der the murderer easy of detection, and the divorco riddle, where there are children, easy of solution. Un til now there has been no absolute ly reliable method of distinguish ing the blood stains of man, ani mal, bird, or reptile, but now wc are assured the difference can bo shown even between the blood stains of man and man ! We are told by Mr. A. St. George Joyce, to whom we are indebted for our report, that Doctor Rei chcrt, in his experiments, has been a bio to differentiate between tho blood of various human beings, to an extent that ho has actually dis covered a difference in tho shape, of blood crystals of ono man as j compared with thoso of another. | But his research worla has not yet j been developed to tho point where . this differentiation can be de...
A FORTUNE IN A COIN. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
A FORTUNE IN A COIN. & mewhere in the work! there is a fortune in a coin. Among the coins Napoleon had minted were some million* of five--franc, pieces, and he determined to popularise these in an extraordinary way. .In one of the coins, folded to a tiny size, was enclosed a note signed by Napoleon, and promising- the sum of f>,OOH,nOO francs-about. Jll;200,0u0 -to the iinder of that particular coin. Naturally, everybody who changed a large piece demanded the new five franc coins in exchange, and as a rule probed and dug and sounded tlie metal in eager search for the hidden note. liut the years went 011. and yet. the note did not ap pear. Napoleon's plighted word is a sacred trust to the French na tion. and to-day the Government stands ready to pay the debt, which, is now worth £l,4~r>,000 upon demand.
Biblical Town Located. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
Biblica! Town Located. Professo.r Sell in, the excavator of Jericho, has achieved a now tri umph by the locution of the ls raelitish city of Shechein, which is ,associated in tho Bible with the names of Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph, and was the capital of King Jeroboam. . Until lately tho sito of Sheehom. has been a matter of dispute.- ' Professor Sellin located it as lying under a low hill at Ba lata, a short distance east of the modern ; town- of Nabl us. Just re .cbaUys;lior-had- - the satisfaction of .proving himself to bo right. Ex cavatioiiSj carried on partly at the cost*. of the Vienna Acadcmy of Science, revealed great parallel walls in no: way inferior to the defences unearthed; vby Sellin at Jericho. Both walls end in lowers, which are -supposed to represent the city gates. Many. valuable .bronze and ceramic- relics were found, the de posits dating from Canaanilish up to Greek times. The extent of the ruins proves Shechein to have been a. very large city.
APPLE AND SAGO PUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
APPL/E AND SAGO FUDPOvG. ?\ lt>. fino sago, ilb. "currants, G cooking apples, 1 oz. butter, 2-ozs castor sugar, half a lemon. Method.-Put the sago into a stewpan with 3 cupful.s . of cold water, and boil till the sago be comes transparent, stirring . all:the time ; next add Iho. thin -rind of half a lemon, tho currants, and the sugar. Butter a pie disli, put in the apples (previously peeled, cored, and sliced), and pour over .these the sago preparation. Put the remain der of butter in small bits: oh;the top, and bake until the apples' are tender. Serve' with a good cus tard.
CURRANT MARMALADE PUDDING [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
CURRANT MARMALADE PUDDING' _ . 4 oza. bread crumbs, 4 ozs. suet, 2 ozs. sugar, 4 ozs.; marmalade, 4 o?s. currants, 2 ozs. flour, 2 j?ggs, £ teacupful milk. Method.-Mix all the ingerdients together grease - a pudding;; basin or mould with butter and dust with sugar. Put, in: the mixture, cover with greased paper, and steam 3 hours.
CURRANT MARMALADE PUDDING [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
CII Li KANT MARMALADE PUDDING .I o/.s. bread crumbs, 4 ozs. suet, j ?1 o/.s. sugar, 4 ozs. marmalade, 4 : o/.s. currants, 2 ozs. llour, 2 eggs, 1 K teacupful milk. ; Mot hod.-Mix all the ingredients together ; grease a pudding basin or mould with butter and dust with sugar. i'ut in the. mixture, rover with greased paper, and steam .'> hours. 'j If you have a hollow tooth and it aches, cut a piece of clove tu fit the cavity and'put it. in lightly, allowing the upper part. to stick out like a o>rk in a boTtle. It. will .soon swell, keeping the air from the nerve, and the pain will cease until the clovr: drops out, when it may be rep]need by another. Cucumber-rind cut into thin slips and put about where ants abound will invariably drive them away.
CURREANT TEA CAKES. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
LIUliRANT TEA. CAKES. 2 lb. flour, J oz. German yeaslv 1 teaspoouful castor s»gar,.-l oz. butler, 11,- gills millc, 1 egg| -1 07.s. currants. - ^ ., Method.-Put the [lour and a tea-' spoonful salt into a basin,\ cream the t\ east, and castor sugar ???.?-until; liquid. Melt the butter, add the milk and make it tepid; pour on to the yeast, aud add the egg, well beaten. Stir into the Hour,' mix into a dough, sprinkle in the currants, and set to rise 1 hour. Divide into two parts, and put in to two well-greased cake tins. J-iet the dough rise to the top of the tins. Bake for twenty minutes in a well-heated oven. Turn out of tins when half-baked, and brush over the tops with egg or milk and cas tor sugar mixed. Replace ,anfl fin ish baking.
The Earth's Heart-throbs. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
The Earth's Heart-throbs. - ^ This earth of ours is by no means solid or (inn. The solid part on which we walk and build and in which' wc burrow is only a shell covering a molten yolk. And this shell throbs witli many and divers motions, to say nothing of the earthquakes and eruptions that every now and then shatter and shake it and rip it open. Some of these motions are regular and' rhythmic. Twice a day the moon lifts and lets fall not only all the waters of the surface but also all the continents v and mountains and cities. Every slightest shock passes through the earth. Seismographs (earthquake registering instruments) are now -so delicate that they register the hammering of a horse's hoofs upon a road miles away, while every breaker .upon the beach writes the record of the shock it imparts to the earth. Certain parts ? of the earth are steadily rising higher above the sea, while other parts are slowly sub siding. Sometimes these slow and gradual motions become violent and spasm...
Faithful Schoolmistress. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
Faithful Schoolmistress. A recent book, entitled ".Recollec tions of a Missionary in the Great West," gives a pathetic story of a little schoolmistress who was faith ful to the end. She had been visit ing, and, with a dozen or more people, was caught by a tremen dous cyclone. They wore in a house which stood on the edge of a high blulL The house was wrecked, and every inmate but one killed. This sur\ Ivor said that the family were at supper when the storm struck tlie house, and the schoolmistress happened to sit next the baby, which was crowing in its high chair. When they found the poor girl that night, she was still alive, although sho died almost instantly. Tho wind had torn oil her clothes, even her two rings, and left her but ono shoe. Her hair was whipped to rags. She had been driven through several barbed-wire fences, and every bone in her body was broken. In her arms, however, and clasped tightly to her breast, was the dead body of tho little child. Womnn-like, she had seize...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
I This Summer Costume con- | sisis of a chic little Blouse &lt; Coatee of yellow Taffeta, ap'd ! a skirt of silk-embroidered j white Crepe, the Design being i a tiny Rose. Ribbon Rosea with silk Foliage trim the Silk | Coatee and the left side of, | the Skirt, which is puffed up I at Knee depth and falls in a ! soft Box-pleat below, ' the Chemisette and Collar bfeing of white point d'esprit.
Disappearance of Diesel. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
Disappearance of Diesel. --? Dr. Diesel, the inventor of the oil-engine bearing his name, is like ly to remain an unfathomable niys-, tery.- The doctor was on liis way > to London from Ghent to attend the annual general meeting of the shareholders of the Consolidated Diesel: Engine Manufacturers, and was accompanied by Mr. George Carols, a director of the company. Tlicy were on board the Great East ern. Kiiil way's steamer "Dresden," and at about ten o'clock at liiglit they separated and retired-as was supposed-tio- their respective cabins, j In the morning, when the steamer . was near Harwich, it was discover- j ed that Dr. Diesel's bed had not been slept in, although liis cloth ing was found to b'e arranged in a manner that suggested that he had prepared to go to bed. A bunch of keys hung from liis handbag, and his watch was placed in an elevated 'position, so that he might be able j to see the time as he lay in bed. A thorough search of the ship was made, but without result. A...
BROWN BREAD PUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
- BROV.'N BREAD PUDDING. ^ "lb stale brown broad, '1 ozs. flour, 4 ozs. moist sugar. J lb currants, 4" o'/s. chopped beef, suet, i teaspoonful .ground ginger, ,1 or.. 1 finely chopped" ? candied orange peel,; ' 1 teaspoonful baking powder, 2 eggs and a lillle milk. Method.-Kemove the crust from the bread, aiid cut . the soft part into ' slices, then soak in milk and water till quite soft. Press out themoisture arid put the . breadin to a basin, adding to it: the above named' dry ingredients. Beat up the eggs with a little jnilk and^mix thoroughly with the above'. ' l''ill the mixture into buttered moulds, tie over with a wetted cloth, and boil or. steam for about 2 hours. Serve with currant sauce.
SOME TRIED RECIPES. CURRANT SODA CAKE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 13 February 1914
SUME TRIED RECIPES; QURlvANT SODA CAKE. 1 lb flour, i lb cun-anls/ '-Jlt) brown j or moist sugar; i: lb builicr/ ; 2 eggs, ) 2 tcaspoonfuls ? -treacle, ? I teaspoon- j ful bi-carbonate - of' soda, i pint 1 milk. ' - Method.-Mix the: (lour and soda, rub in the" butter,' add sugar and currants, then the treacle; milk, and beaten eggs. Beat all well to gether, 1111 in two well-buttered cape moulds, and bake in a moderately hot oven for about 14 hours.