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Navigating Space. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 February 1914
Navigating Space. A (By GANNETT P. SERVISS.) Tin; statement has recently appear ed in print that, owing to tho dis covery by Sir William Itumsay of a gas sixteen times lighter thnn hy drogen, it may become possible to send a balloon from the earth to the moon on to other planets. If this could be Uouo it would l.e the most wonderful thing ever accomplished by,man. A voyage to the moon would bo an experience of indescribable novelty and infinitely more murvellous than Columbus's first crossing of the Atlantic. JJut the reasoning on which the statement is based is entirely erro neous, and tho fact that it is cre dited to a "scientist" only shows how ignorant the majority even of educated people are of the real diffi culties to bo overcome beforo a voyago in open space can be un dertaken. ' . j This seems a good occasion for showing how a trip to'the moon could actually be mado—provided that wo had the means. Supposo that this strange gas of unexampled lightness were pro duced in suffi...
Ancient History, [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 February 1914
Ancient History, Old inhabitants well up in local folklore and aboriginalties might assist the Royal Geographical Society. At last Fridays' meet ing of the Lancefield council a letter was received from the so ciety asking the origin of several! district place names. The secre tary (Mr McMahon) had answered for two or three of them, but the origin is wanted of Rochford, Cobaw, Nulla Nulla, and Pyalong. The place names and their origin are to be recorded and published.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 February 1914
EOROPHAN tAGEHCY. . XXTR Q1.12S AL.K bnying amentias nndcr * > taken for all British and Continental goods, includin Honks anfl Stationery Biwts, Slinosnim Ler.thor, . Chcmicnls ;iM Druggists' Sundries^ Ohinn. Kjirlhesnvarc and Olnsswun, (JVC!;.?, Motor Accessories, Drupery, Millinory'ami Piece- Good' Faiuiy (iogd? ar.d Pcriumciry, H^ndwAfc, Mai'liino.ry "u»l Metals •JavVellcry, PUtcjand Washes, Photographic ami Optical ftooda, Provisions nud'Oilmen'c Stores, . \ oto.; i:tc Cowutisiiori to 5 per cent. 'fi>'dc Diwoioits, allowed. Special .Quotations on Dcinnnd. 'r »Sarnie V(iacs/Mm &\Q iipica'rfa\ ~ Coitrtynr/hnt.i' oF Produce Sold on Ac coimt;"' ' WILLIAM WILSON A SONS. . ; ("I^tabHrU.-d 1SU)» 23 Abeliuroli L.union, K.C. Cnbk AvJdniHs : Annwairf., Ionpon*. Headache, Indigestion, Constipation and Biliousness, Tho immense number of orders fo* Frootoids, 6ont by post direct to the Pro prietor, is convincing jwoof- that the" •Public appreciate thoir splendid curing" power ...
POSTAL INFORMATION. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 February 1914
postal information. Mails nrc despatched from the Pes ! Office, LancdieM, as ollows :—Daily Hornby and Melbourne (Sundays excepted) —mail closes at. 7 a.m. nnd at 4.30 p.m. For Jinui Flat, on Tuesdays and Fridays, closes' ftt 11.,50, Kochford, Newharc, .and i AVoodend, daily, closes at 2:15 p.m. | Kiimore on Monday. "Wednesday and I Friday, and for Springfield .•>& same days, ! closes 2.30 p.m ! Tljrt Lanceficld Post Office .?te closed daily j at G p.m, j On Saturday nights the office opms .Cor j dfdivory of letters at 9.UQ p.m.; on.other I nights at S.oO.
SHIRE INFORMATION. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 February 1914
SHIRK INFORMATION, Lfinrcfeld ehirfi.—Afen, 33 aq. mite Populntion of ahirc, 1£02. Number o , dwelling, 262, | RofflBey ahire.—Area. 85 sq. rai.08, Popu lation of ehirft '19C0. Ntimber of liwftUineSj I 420. . J. i Springfield 6hirc.—Arc.i, 1U pq.' mil, Y Population of shire, 70t3. Number :\o . . dwdlinga, Hi. • * Pyalong shire—Area. 220 cq. milea. Population' -of ahire, 1200, Number dwellings, 380. Nt«wham-\Voodcnd -shire,—A«a, 100 q. : . miles. IV>ytvUaton, 2400, Number dwellings -4S2. ^
A Burglar Fiction. EMINENT DETECTIVE SPEAKS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 February 1914
A Burglar Fiction. EMINENT DETJD0T1VB SPEAKS. " Bclontlllc burglary absolutely doea not exist," la tho pronounce ment of the former hoad of the Paris Surete, or detective depart ment, Xavior Gulchard, who hiw just been interviewed on tho subject by ttlohard Arupu, a leading cri minologist. M. Guifchard, whose immo bccanic well known Inst year In connection with tho automobile bandits, says that the conception of the twen tieth century burglar, who goc* about his work armed with all tin1 resources and tho latest discoveries of science, is merely a joko invented by writers of fiction. "Tho truth Is qulto different," he went on. "Take, for instance, the oxy-hydrogen blowpipe, which ik supposed generally to be used now to'uiolt ©way tho locks of safes. In all my experience as Chief do la Surcto I enmo upon only two cases whore this mothod was used, nnd ono w'as of a jeweller who robbed himself for tho insurance, nnd used a blowpipe because ho had read about it In novels, The other case,...
Law of the Flag. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 February 1914
Law of the Flag. ♦ « There are quite a number of peo plo whom an excess ot enthusiasm mny load into committing'-an of fuuee against tho law. On: rod letter days many a Hag la hoisted which ought not to be, and com paratively. few people are awaro of the restrictions on this point. I he whole matter was laid down by an Order In Council dated November 5lh, 1800. "This still remains in force. The most : important, .point to bo remembered isthat • the Royal Standard is the - personal flag of the Sovereign. It is hoisted tthcte^Uie Sovereign is residing, and nowhere-else,' - with\ a fow.v, excep tions,*.such, as certain • fortresses on Royal; anniversaries ' or, Stnto occa sions," as laid down 'in the.. Royal Regulations. Tho Union Jack is tho Hag of the : . whole-nation/ and any one may fly it. Forover two centuries • the llrl ti6h Fleet consisted of three divi sions—the red; Ihu white, and the blue—and each division flew an "En sign" of a corresponding colour, the whlto ensign being in...
Wereless for Winers. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 February 1914
Wereless for Winers. An invention haa boon brought to light which will servo to consider ably minimise the dangers to which every tiny the large number of underground workers are exposed. A clover German subject, Herr f.'J. H. neincclie, of Westphaliu, has i^ycnlcd. a system of wireless tele* grjrfeb.v for use iu mines. Tho sys* .tp/n^ haK been adoptod at Dinning* ton Mam Colliery in Yorkshire, when* instruments have been Axed ut two -.points and conversations have .boon..qurriod on with tho same ease; as is tho cojjo with ordinary telephones. •There; is: a. portablo Instrument adapted for uso iu the cage whilst ascending and descending the shaft, and ho a means oi communication with'those abovo ground in timo of >disaster has boon established. Uy this moans reseuo work will bo 'considerably., facilitated, for on tombed minors will bu in direct coiuinuiiicatiou .with th« pit-hoad, thus buing ablo to call for assist' unco and give directions as ; to' their whereabouts and tho best...
An Elephant Nursemaid. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 February 1914
An Elephant Nursemaid. In " Tigorland " (Chapman and Hnll) Mr. C. 10. Gouldsbury, for • tnerly of the Indian Polico, hai written his reminiscences of forty years' sport awl adventuro In Ben gal. He relates mi extraordinary com edy witnessed by a friend who was sitting in the verandah of his tent watching his elephants, which were picketed under some trees a short distance off. He saw the wife of one of the mahouts emerge from her tent-like shelter with an infant iu her arms. She took it close np to a huge "tusker," to whom she made a low salaam ; then out the sleeping child down boforo it, and salaamed again. Next she spread a blankot on tho ground, and placed the baby iu the contre of it, well within reach of the tusker's pro boscis. Then salaaming again, more i ostentatiously, went off to th« 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 the ele phant, stretching out his trunk, gently pulled it back ...
The New Piracy. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 February 1914
The New Piracy. The old-fashioned pirate captain, •with a brace of pistols tucked under bis belt, and a coloured handker chief tied round his hotvd, who buried, his treasure, and made his cap tives walk the'plank, must retire 'into the background nowadays before the pirate. with modern ideas and an uptitude fur commercial enter prise, says the *\Skoteh." A pirate captain nourishes at the .present time in the lied Sen, who commando a large dhow. He cap tures other dhows carrying mer chandise, stores the captured gcods somewhere out of the reach of Tur kish Bailors or soldiers, and then onters into negotiations with the merchants to whom the goods \vero. consigned, offering to sell them their own goods at a very reduced price. This modern pirate has just made a fine haul, having captured a cargo worth twonty thousand rupees which was consigned to merchants ftt Aden. He unloaded thi:i, set the captured dhow free, and at once wrote to the merchants at Aden notifying the sums for which t...
Pen Pictures of the Past. FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE'S CHOTCE. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 February 1914
Pen Pictures of the Past. 4 l'M.OinONeE NIGHT I N't: Al .15*3 CHOTCR It was on October ai, 185'J, that Klorenco !*lghtltigalo, a quiet and almost unknown youug woman of thirty-one, embarked on board I ho Vectis for the East. Accomplished and rich, sho had devoted her youth to,philanthropic work, and when the Government resolved to form a body of female nurses for the Crimea, sho was offered the post of superinten dent. .Some forty Indies, many belonging to the higher classes, accompanied Miss Nightingale—their number was later ;'on increased to ISO. Imme diately on her arrival at Scutari she. set to work energetically. Sur geons and ottteials raised red-tapo obstacles, her subordinates were not always* disciplined or obedient, -she • horsch was .the victim of a violent ii^ttack of cholera^ after an excursion to Hhe .• ambulances at t he "front" ru; .Jlalaelnva. How gallantly 'she rested at her post, how sho practically created a new era, not only m the nursing svstem. 'but m militar...
THE FARM. TOMATO GROWING EXTRAORDINARY. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 February 1914
THE FARM. TOMATO OROWING EXTRA ORDINARY. The Vint rrnation Horticultural Grade Journal" of October 3nt.li, 1!M2, pHbiisb^u the following very in terest ing brticle upon tomato grow ing by Mr? V»\ P. Yanding, of Guern sey :—"In the Inst wee'; nf Manh, 1012, I planted-one house, 120 by 20 feet. For .thirtwa ytars my grou.iu has not-seen cither a for!* or spade. I never dig my ground in any of my green houses. The last 13 years J have invited once a year all Guern sey growers and others. This voir my house bearing this crop whs' opened to the public the whole of the v first week in July. 1 always make it ^ • a point to show ths tomatoes on tin . ■ plants previous to ofieriag the. serttov'■-■•. j for sale. Tin's year I have beat ■ all • •• j previous records as to a heavy crop: " • I i announced this crop mis being grown: (Without any manure whatever; Tins v , waan mystery to ay growers. .T noverv 'Jig manure in the ground,- since. I ; never dig it, but every crop I gi&lt;c ' tw...
CHAPTER XIX. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 February 1914
OH FTETt XIX. Mildfori's: strength had by tints time almost- left' her, and • she sat down, taking,, a. seat near her. brother and looking with some degree. of rage. at •poor Barnes. As for Barnes, his emotion hart overcome him completely.-. His pale face was. turned towards Bill Jones almost beseechingly. His nerve, which had never before: failed 'lum, had.de serted him in the hour of. greatest need. He sat mutcand. silont, unr, heeding the command of'Bill Jones to tell the story of his rise to great-, ness. " V-V-V ' "Well, said Bill Jones, turning to. Mildred, and emitting another. of,.his soul-sickening guffaws, "If. he^won^t; tell you, IMl^te^U.yoU'. what. I! kno>v.: Then, ho - may'Tell the rest.,This chap; .was; arrested- in.-Ncw>.-Yorto? ■Youv?ro-;>' member'when* T duf the three months: for—you know what—well; the .last month .this fellow was sentenced to thirty days for vagrancy, und assault mg a policeman. Oh, ho was tho slickest chap X1 ever came across. He. had a...
The Cold Bath. ITS GLOW OF REACTION. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 February 1914
The Cold Bath. ITS GLOW OF UBfVCTtON. 11 you do not feel warm alter a cold bath you had better not tnko it, for it is doing you no good. Wo do not take cold baths for the sake of cleanliness ; cold water may wash of! the superficial dirt, but it does not extract tho dirt from tho poree. Wo plunge into cold water solely for its invigorating effect and unless we get this effect from it we had hotter seek the in vigoration in some other wny. Cold water applied suddenly drives tho blood from the skin by constrict-; ing the capillaries. It also admin isters a light shock to the nerves, which lias nn awakening effect upon all the muscles of the body. The capillaries being closed, the resistance of the blood to the heart pressure is greater.The heart , re sponds to this resistance by greater effort ; jt bents more rapidly and with stronger force. The blood surges through the body • more swiftly and torces its way through the capillaries as soon ;&lt;us the cold that has ^closed the...
THE GALLANT THREE HUNDRED. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 February 1914
THE GALLANT TUMOR IlljX IWtlStl. Any schoolboy can tell you how the "Noble Six "Hundred" rushed into the "Valley of Death ut Bala clava"—the maddest mid most splendid feat in the annuls of war ' —but how many to-day know the story of the charge of the gallant three hundred, who, a fexv hours earlier, flung themselves at the Russian hordes with a valour equally I groat and glorious ? ] The curtain rises un this thrill- j ing episode in^lhe Crimean War on the grey, chilly dawn of October i 125, 185'1. Seldom have iirit.ish soldiers fae$d such fearful odds. On the heights above them, a dense, menacing mass, were three thousand of Russia's finest horsemen, out* numbering thom by ten to one, ami with all the advantage of position; but even at. this point, with the apparently hopeless task before them, every man in the Itrltish line wns convulsed with laughter as, down the hill, in panic flight, raced hundreds of rcd-fezed Turks, pur sued by i he flash of Cossack swords. But there was lit...
ROBIN HOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 February 1914
nbniN ;noon. There. iIuih nover. beetr an uutlaw; round .whoso namo such romance lia« ]iuj)g aa ".Kohin Hood*.' iof the .Middle .Ages. Even Jus existence has been'doubted ; but it is now;fair-; ly .certain - that such a ;perHon .did; exist, aud 'that he -gathered .round 11111) a bund of "merry men.*' 'Mieho outlaws: hauntod ibherwood-Forest,, rtieur Nottingham, and the-identity of: •the. leader -has nover ^been. ascertain-: ,od for •certain, i ibome hove .thought* lie was the last of the grcat haxons who held out against &lt;the r.Nonnans ;when these; coiujuerod-tlift kingdom,, others that ho was the outlawed I ■ Uarl of Leicester, \who led a revolt ui the reign of Edward 11.; others | that he'was the leader -of those i who were scattered 'after the death I of Simon, do Montfort. | ?Xt.-aceiii.S':certainf -however, that he i was »tlic ''Kohyn il-Iode" • \?ho was i iM/doiicd by King Edward II., who I K«i\o him .a pension on condition that .hc ^gavc uphiB lawless luo and remai...
THE GOHDONS AT DARGAI. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 February 1914
/ ; THti GOHDONS AT riAKCJAI. -The conduct of the Gordons at Pargui 'on-.'October 20, 1807, wor thily-upheld the best traditions of Ihe ltritlsli Army. With them were ■live'lepers, numcd respectively Virnl (lnl.cr, Milne, Fraser, Wills, and Kidd. They were ordered to sit down while the batteries engaged in •u .iheavy 'cannonade. Colonel Ma thias's noxt order was, "Pipers to • the front.". Alilne was the first to step forward, but had only gone a short distance when he was shot, though nob fatally wounded. .Ifliullutei' was the next to'go &lt;Ao\vv\. Kidd, rushing forward, tripped over a stone, and in. the fall lost his pipes, but afterwards recovered them. Flndlater struck up the re gimental charging tune, "Haughs o' 'Croiudale// as his comrades rushed past him. He was shot in the ankle, the Tathan bullet passing through the limb and striking the heel ot his other boot, which wus torn a\vay. . The music' stooped »s the gallant > piper drooped with a groan . of :*agony, .t...