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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
Fstt ScMce-. J. E. Phillips Bricklayer and Stone Was«n WISHES it to be knovm that he has settled in HORSHAM, and that he prepared t« put up buildings with brick a© in the Kfitimuk and surrounding dUtiictf. Address J. K. PHILLIPS, tiorsha mPO SWr« Notices. SMre oi K>wree BARBED WIRE ON FENCES ?KTOTlCE is hereby given that the use H of barbed wire on any, fence or, tVinr erection on land adjoining any! °f f SI road within the townships of street or road nu Harr0W) Goroke, : Apsley^ b tnbowec. Minimay, Tool nK and Wombelano, and within a r^nce of one mile from the bonndar ? thereof whether such wire is now m -Hnffor not, is prohibited, unless the p0Siint of the Council is obtained for nuroose. Applications for per* 1 -RLn to ° se barbed wire must specify ^ nitmerits on which it is desued to ^ & wire the position o£the ire on fence^ mLT) shire Secretary July 23, i9r3 __ S&ire oi Kowree, VX io a m mi ,12 v, eting dates' excepted, ^ _ .. . MO'I'IC $ TO CYCLISTS. SEUtocb...
AUSTRALIA TO-DAY. THE STORY OF PROGRESS. A RICH AND EMPTY LAND. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
tt.r> is >' _ ^ AUSTRALIA TO-DAY. -j THE STORY OF PROGRESS, A RICH AND EMPTY LAND. BY HARRY 3. CULLETT. It is frequently remarked that, the greatest development of the twen tieth century id to be the reawaken ing of the great Asiatic peoples, and it js forecasted by pessimistic West erners that the millions of tho East may, 100 years hence, be the domin ant influence in the -world. But those who take this view are surely short-sighted. It is youth that wins and a little study must convince that 100 years henco there should be no more ambitious or more powerful nations in the world than those which are now so rapidly building up in the wide, new, fertile, and, as yet, almost 'empty regions of the earth. We have seen- in a single century what has been done in the United States ; we hav« seen the American people increase in 100 years from some seven or eight million to near ly100,000,000. And just as certain is it that in the next 100 years this wonderful performance will be equa...
Edenhope News [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
Darin# the end of last week and the beginning of this week there has been a big bush fire on. Kadnook. On Saturday Mr Allnatt telephoned up for men to help to Sglit it as if> was making for the homestead. Mr Mitchell immediately got a car full j and took them down. The tire wag ! cheeked just in time to save the ; homestead, The fire has '-sjaw J in two directions, one, onlfe through i Messrs J Bell's, J Robertson's and A Cameron's preperties, and the j other jumped the Edenhope-Harro-^ i road at &lt;he Kadnook tnrnoff and has gone through Messrs Mahoney Brosi ! scrub blocks There ."? fortunately,, j so far as is known) no loss ?.£ stock or buildings Snakes are, as usual, plentiful im the town. On Friday last one was found alive and doing well in an. underground tank. It was immedi ately shot and turned out to be a tiger snake about 2 feet long
"LUCKY" COINS SENT TO CRICKETERS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
"LUCKY" COINS SENT TO CRICKETERS. Fortuuate is the captain of a county cricket club, who has never received a " lucky " coin. For he is as "good at tossing" as was the man who owned-and used- a two headed halfpenny, or the Hon. F.S. Jackson when he captained many teams against the Australians. . On six successive occasions he won the toss against Mr. Darling. On the seventh, at Scarborough, he found the famous Australian in his tent, stripped to the waist, encircle I by the Union Jack, and with his arms folded. ".Now," said he, "we will have a proper tossing, and the one who gets on the top wins the toss." " All right," said Mr. Jackson. Here, Georgie "- hailing a burly member of his team-"you come and toss this time." "Very well, then," returned Mr. Darling, hastily; "we will toss in the old-fashioned way !" Mr. W. _G. Grace has had several spells of " bad luck " in. tossing, and has in consequence been presented with ''lucky" coins innumerable. Lord Hawke, when he _captured Yorksh...
EDENEOPE V OZENKADNOOK [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
:- . r.i. EDENEOPE V OZENKADNOOK f The fourth round of crickei. fur ilie Mitchell trophy was played between ' Edenhopo and Ozenkadnook at. Eden . hope on Satnrday last, and resultad in a win for Edenhope; The follow ing are the scores: OZEXEADN«DOE: H Schinckel c I£ellj b Wynaiatt ... 0 Mertonc Kelly b Taylor ... ... 2 Perry b Wyaniatt ... ... ... 31 C Block c Wyniatt b Taylor ... 0 LA Bull runout ... ... ... 9 F Schumann c "Warner b-Taylor * .... 2 i Stehn b Wyniatt ... ... ..->.. 1 Robinson s b Taylor... - ... 4 Gardner fe Schinckel , .... ... IS A Bull b Sebirckel ... ... 7 Carl Block not out i ... ... 12 Sundries ...J .... ... 7 Total ' 78 Bon-ling-S Wynniatt 3for 37, & Taylor .4 for 17, P Virgoe 0 for 13, E. Suiiiuoksl 3 for & EDENHOPE, Kelly a> Carl Block. ... ... 0 Schinckel run out .« ... K P Virgoe c Perry b Robertson ... 24 f Fletcher b D;C Bkck ... ... 5 [ Rainsden b H Schinckel ... ... 37 ; Warner'b C D Block .... 2 ! A Virgoe b Stehn ... ... ... 5 ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
Pafeiio XoiW. F. Ij. Ratclifie I Sons Post Office Stores NATiMUK The Place for Good Values fcecco CGOGO coco cococcooccoc Now In, and in all the latest Fashions All that is new in Ladies' and Gents' Coats, Suits Umbrellas, Rugs, Shirts, Neckwear, Snug Underwear Pyjamas, etc Also Groceries, Crockery, Ironmongery, etc Dairy Procfud§ iought F. % RATCLIFFE & SONS, Past Office Stores NATIMUK. NATIIUK »l6DM | BAKERY Wishes t6 make known that lie has purchased the % ove business, and that haying secured the services of a firsts Class baser he is supplying only the best Bread, etc. h ^ -Dances, beddings, Picnics, Socials |j ^dPbotball Matches, &c., battlred f fpx reasonably. Splendid Assortment of Lollies. ian$;a.fso Ertiiis in Season. Small Goods a Specialty ' jj xcros/sr, p'Rdp^iua'O a. i :£ So Promptly that the minimum of ij . ? .: ! . . . ii I;;;; delay occurs in the harvest field. i?>v . ttii . '&lt; £>n ? Yes, our Prices are Reasonable _ I have secondhand...
Horsham Races [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
Horsham Races The Horsham races are to be lield next Wednesday and Thurs^av. SpleBdid entries have been received, and secretary informs us that the course is in perfect order. "W& have been nsked to me\. fci«>rt that holiday excursion fares hav-,3 been as ranged for the 24oh to the 27th, ana th^t nominations for fie Maiden Mate, Trial Stages ?&lt;rd Hack R.ice closie ou fit I) p.m..
Goroke News [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
Goroke News [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT] Messrs Young Bros local manager, Mr W A McPherion, has received notice of his appointment to their Donald branch, and will leave here early next month He will be greatly missed by all, as he has been stationed here 9 years, ard during that time he always took an active, interest in local affairs Mr Jos Tierney has been appointed local agent Another old resident has severed his connection with Goroke, namely' Mr "Dick" Flack- He left with his family to take ud their abode at Ball arat. Prior to leaving several of his friends met at Seery's Hotel aid wished him good-bye. It was dei cided to forward him an illuminated address Now that Mr McPhereon is leaving the district, there wil! be a vacancy in the Kowree Shire Cunucil. Al*-' i ready there are half a dozen names mentioned to fill hia place, bnt the two most likely to stand nre Messrs C Walker and W C Wade. Should they do so, tb« contest will be very keen, as both carry a lot of support ers T...
Natimuk Stock Sale. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
Natimuk Stock Sale. jMessrs Young Bros held their tirsfc special stock sale for this year at the Natimnk sale yards yesterday Bidding off the hammer was dnll> but 800 sheep were sold privately The following are .the prices real ised 94 Mixed sheep, 10/9 wethers, 10/ 95 Cross lambs 9/6 10 Cross Iambs, 3/ 52 Cross lambs, 11/6 52 Fat merino wethers, 13/9 100 Merino wethers, 10/7 100 Merino ewes, S/ "* 4 Fat larobe, 11/6 100 Merino ewes, 10/9 Other sheep 9/9, 10/9 and 10/3 2 Aged draughts, L37 1 Aged gelding L23./5/ Steers, 1-3/13/ Fat cows L~|/i/6 We also sold privately : - 200 Merinoes, in lamb to Lincolns, 13/6 ' 50 Merino wetuers, 10/6 50 Fat crossbred ewes, 11/ i20 Merino sheep, 2 and 4 tooth, 10/6 100 Merinoes, 13/6 54 Merinoes, in iamb Liucolns, 13/6 56 Merim wethers, 13/ 20Q Merino ews, 15/ 100 Merino wethers, 14/ 300 Cross lambs, 11/6 44 Cross lambs, 10/6 139 Merino ewes L L 21/6
Cricket. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
1 Cricked, A very -gaa/e of crickeu ?ras 'played 'on' '-the'Mioimay ground! on Satnr^a^ ire't'^^n'Srin^albert and Minimay representatives, and the re sult .was'' a .-1 nid '^for Minimsj bj -^3 runs. '?h^fin?ri¥cofe3 SsE^ne*^ Minimay 133, Bringalbert iDl. ^Dfcfcai'ls areas follows1:^- .jfi.ti »1*T f"> - :K ' .'* P Carracher n^nd% £'St¥fcbers... 8 E Sf^n'B^Viv-J ^tephe'n^ ... 12 sB'LaVei'y b'W'tprsig ... fl ... 4 J(T CH^rapn^^b¥§tbpn^B ... 7 U Block b J%^|)Hens 27 G O'CWaribr b'X i Bartram ... 6 S^dpBeis'®b Bertram ... 0 ?Wo'Sg o t^'jjl'rach. '... 28 T'Cam-aclier i)otf pnt ... ( ... 35 L^'atfpiis^f'l4',§l.^pliens ' ... »7 I) Crf-racb'm- if r1A: Stephens '? ... 0 ^ , ... r]:'" .. 4, f ' rq' 148 . CL 3ai}/: v " " ? T Bowling,-A Bartrao 2 for 2S, J Stephens 4 for 57, W Craig 1 forl6, F Hinch 1 for 33, A Steohens 2 for io .? BRING ALBER^ /"; A Stephens c Lavery b Willis ... 0 W Craig b Willis 6 J Stephens bP j/Carracher ... 9 A Craig c D Carracher b J Car; racher ,.. ... 3 E Hinch ran ...
The Hospital Fete. AT NATIMUK [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
! The Hospital Fete. AT NATIMUK The Hospital fete and sale of gifts for which the local ladies bare been energetically working under the dir ection of Mrs J T Newton came to a very successful issue on Tuesday afternoon and night The gifts and stalls were attractively arranged in the Mechanics' Hall and the refresh3 ment tables were placed upon the stage A large and prettily decorated kiosk, th? combined work of Mr W and Miss Emmie Scnnrm&nn. greeted the eye upon entrance, and was the stall fiom which the M'sses E Boyd* H. and E Schurmann and B Klowss disposed of confectionery Another tastefully arranged stall was the pot plant and fiower stall over which Miss Henderson and Miss Fry presided The fancy work over which Mrs R K Bird and Mrs Washington had charge was well filled with dainty and serviceable work Mrs 'R G McClure conducted the produce stall; Madame Bellmont, the fortune telling; JUliss D Boyd and Miss W McLean, the Lucky Dip stall The ice cream stall, 'under the ca...
TOO MUCH FAVOURITISM. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
TOO MUCH FAVOURITISM: It is not always good to bo the pet o£ the ladies. This is the lesson that was learnt by little Archie, aged 9, and with a lace frill round his neck, at a children's picnic. Little Archie had long "golden curls, and a velvet suit, and the ladies just loved him. Tea-time came, and they all besieged him. Cakes they gave him, and ices, and wafers; and-choco lates, and buns, and lemonade. They were most pressing, and Archie "liked it. :V A little later, however, Archie went into a quiet corner to think, ami there, with one hand on his head, and one on his- sash,' a dainty lady found him. * "Win, Archie, pet," she exclaimed, "what's the matter ? Haven't you pot all you want ?" "Yes, I've srot. all I want,,-please," murmured Archie, ever polite, "but, please, I don't want all I've got." As I key Moses was walking across tlie jfolf links lie suddenly received a terrific bit uii the nose from a hard- j driven bull. | Sm-.5rtir,ir with rage and pain, be j hurried across...
INDIAN SNAKE-CHARMERS AT WORK. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
INDIAN SNAKE-CHARP/IERS AT WORK. * Tliu main contention of the snake charmer, whether he be Indian or Ked Indian, in that he is absolutely im- j mune from tlu' bit es of the mott poiB-j on.ius siipJu'l;, and tho mariner in which he aliows himseli to be bitten by a cobra or adder never fails to in)j&lt;rrs-, not. only the native, but al so the white man unacquainted with the t,ric.Ks of these humoug's. . For humbugs they really are, although it must be confessed that they pro vide a very interesting arid fascina ting entertainment. . ' j As a matter of fact,--snake-charmers ' almost without excoptioh, play either j with snakes whose fangs and poison ous glands have been remov.ed, or use | non-poisonous reptiles which they I pass oil as dangerous varieties. And j when they have attempted to charm j snakes without removing:- the poison : their exhibition has invariably come j to a tragic end, and, in spite of their ; ".-Ul and dexterity in-handling, '.and ! the supposed magical...
NOT TO BLAME. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
NOT TO BLAME Two cabmen were glaring at each other. "Aw. wot's the matter with you ?" demanded one. "Nothink's the matter wid vine. Why ?" "Yon gave me a narsty look," per sists the first. "Wot. me? Why. you certainly have a naryty look, hut, I didn't give it to vit !" The Candidate (having quoted the words of on eminent statesman in support of an argument i : "And mind you. those are not my words. This is not merely my opinion. These are words of a man who knows what he is talking about."
Ways of Creating Life. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
Ways of Creating Life, j According to Dr. Charlton Bas tian, tlio creation of life from noil living matter is an assured fact. "?Living organisms can bo obtain ed almost at will," says Dr. Bas tian, in liis worki on "The Origin of Life," from solutions which have been heated in hermetically sealed vessels - to r temperature very much higher than that which is known to be their thermal death point. This leaves no further room for doubt upon' the much-disputed point whether or not non-living matter is still capable of coming' into exist j ence. i Remarkable as it may seem, it | does not require any large amount | of scientific knowledge, or any cost j'ly laboratory equipment to create [ life artificially'.' According to Dr. I Bastian the .miracle can be per i formed with a little patience in your own home. Here is how it is done : . . Add. to one fluid ounce of distilled water eight drops of liquor ferri p emit ratis and three drops of so dium^ silicate.' Bastian's Simple Apparatus Fp...
A Tomato Hint. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
--- " When growing toruat,oe.s out of doors an ordinary farm hurdle is one of tho best means of supporting them. The plants should be plant ed 2 feet apart- r>y Vying the shoots from time to timo to the bars thoy ore spread out and not crowded, as when a single stake is used. Poring the summer tho whole hurdle will ho covered with foliage. When tying, use soft tu o-ply sti ing; bass or raflia is not, strong enough to carry tho weight of the fruit. Tio loosely, as the 3terns swell to a good thickness. All shoots below the fruits must bo diligently romoved as soon as they appear. .Do not cut away leaves unless it may bo hero mid there one that quite covers a bunch of fruit. Removing foliago from any plant only weakens it. Do not givo too much water un- ! less the ground is very dry. Put a j mulch round the roots after the fruit is set, and water in the morn ing' or evening when necossary.
A SHREWP SEXTON. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
A -SHREWP SEXTON. Among tho tourists who travel through-Franco, a considerable num ber always visit tlie 'Cathedral at lilieims, a magnificent example of Gothic architect.ure. In the . tower there is an enormous clock, ami it is the sexton's business to wind it every day-a very tiring job, as the weights are naturally extremely heavy. The sexton, however, is a very shrewd fellow. Whenever lie shows the trippers this wonderful pieco of mechanism, he remarks : "Ladies and gentlemen, if you do not believe me regarding the heaviness of the clock weights, try for yourselves." Each of the trippers immediately gives a turn or two to the wheel, and as there are some two hun dred visitor* a day, the trippers un consciously and eagerly wind the clock fur him, and in addition (se.ys Maurice Dekobra in the "On looker") give him an extra lip for being allowed to do his work ! I'rof. A. Orta, of the observatory of the I'niversity of .Santa Clara, announces that he luis discovered that, the activi...
SIR HUGO'S WILL. A TALE OF AN OLD OAK CHEST. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
SIR HUGO S WILL; -y 'A TALE OF AN OLD OAK CHEST. In a great gloomy, tapestried chamber in his ancestral home of Dacre Towers lay Sir Hugo Dacre, dying. There were three other persons in the room ; the family doctor who had just arrived in answer to a hasty message sent by the dying man ; a professional nurse ; and a youiuj man hearing a slight resem blance to Sir Hugo. For some time before the lawyer's arrival the baro net had seemed to be sinkiug rapidly, but as soon as he knew the former was in the room a new strength seemed to come to him. Raising himself slightly on his el bow, bi5 ad-dressed biro in clear firm tones : " Fut everyone out of the rooru, Thompson. I want, to speak with you alone." The nurse instantly quitted the a Partment. A heavy frown darkened the young man's face ; lie made no attempt to move. The lawyer cros sed over to where he stood b> the oriel window. " Pardon me, Mr. Dacre, but your unc-le wishes for a private tall; with nie. Will you kjindly leave us ...
The Clergyman Began It. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
The Clergyman Began It. The following story is iold of a Yorkshire parish. A young clergy man was taking holiday duty in n moorland - district, where the church goers were largely made up of far mers and shepherds. The latter were in the habit of bringing their dogs with them to church, and, li -e their masters, they listened quiet ly during the sermon. The new cl rg'iuu!,. ;i&lt; his first service, started ii-.t":.ir,g, which the people considered Komtsh. and, unused to sticl; an innoce.t ier., one of the dogs commenced to gowl. "Take that dog out !" enjoined the clergyman; hut no one moved, and he proceeded with the service. The intoning was renewed, and so also was the howl ing. "Ta'-e that dog out com manded the clergyman. "I told you before to have it removed." One of tiie shepherds rose from his seat and dragged the animal out side. Presently shuttling feet wero heard coming up tho aisle, and the shepherd resumed his seat ; but, turning to the clergyman, he re marked, ...
Horses and Sparrows Work Us Mischief. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 February 1914
Horses and Sparrows Work Us Mischief. 4 Recent scientific discoveries are gradually making us a ware of the fact that the horse, long consider ed one of man's most useful friends, is. in many ways one jof Lho worst enemies. Lockjaw &lt; is only one of the deadly perils for which ; the horse is directly responsible. . It is now known that the germ of lockjaw, or "tetaniis," as science terms it,: is a 'Coniinon . inhabitant of the intestinal canal. of "the equine beast. When, as often lmp peus, gardens are fertilised with horse manure, their soil becomes rich in tetanus microbes. It is very dangerous for children to run about barefooted in the streets, he cause, if they happen to cut ??their feet, lockjaw germs are liable to in fect the wounds. It is estimated that 95 per- cent, of all the houseflies in cities are bred in stables where horses are kept-horse manure being preferred by the insects to all othor suiv stances as incubating material for their eggs. Hence it is oi.yio...