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A SCORCHING DAY. 104 DEGREES IN SHADE. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
A SCORCHING DAY. ;04 DEGREES IN SHADE, Yesterday was the hottest day for the Summer—a veritable scor cher. The highest reading of the thermometer was at 1 o'clock, when the mercury rose to 104 de&lt; grees. At 2 o'clock a north westerly breeze sprung up, and somewhat cooled the atmosphere Still the ; heat was almost unbearable, and everyone was affected more or less. At 3.30 dense clouds of dust en enveloped the main streets for some time.. When the dust subsided the sky became overcast, and ominous mercurial clouds darkened the hea vens. A few drops of rain fell, but ii was of no moment. At a little after 4 o'clock a ter rible gale set in. The wind at tained enormous strength, and must have attained a velocity of upwards of sixty miles an hour.. A vast amount of damage was done. Hay stacks were the chief sufferers, not a few being razed to the ground, whilst a few roofs were blown from buildings and carried bodily away some distance. The trees in the gardens and streets als...
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Almond Crisps.—..v Atltter to a cr.-^ In one cup ci • serve half the v, .. saucer to, use in - the cakes; beat the ■. ■ ;■ ■■ and a whole egg until ii^i. butter and sugar with two v,..'. fills of milk and two cups of i' ^v ror -with a teaspoonful' of vanilla. A little more flour may be needed; th« lough should bo stiff enough to hold Its shape when baked. It should not spread in the pan. Cut the ciouj-cVi into rounds with a large-sh-.ecl, French pat tie cutter, then cut each cake again to divide into a crescent and oval shape; decorate with halves of blanched almonds, brush over v/ith white oi egg, dredge with sugar or not, and bake in a quick oven. Chocolate Bavarian Cream.—Melt two ounces of chocolate over hot water; stir and cook until glossy with one-fourth a cup each of sugar and water, then^add to one cup of scalded milk; beat the yolks of three eggs; mix with one-fourth a cup of sugar, and cook in the hot milk and choco late, until the mixture thickens, as a ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
WOQLES & CARPENTER, MONUMENTAL MASONS, i Corner Lava and Keplef Strnets WARRNAMBOOL. ~lf OXUMENTS, HEAD-STONES,'Etc., 1U. and every description of Murial Work i manufactured from the finest quality of | Italian Marbles and Srou-h ;r; ' .. * • Granites, etc.. at most reason:'.'/.ra' .•«. I Cemeteries visited and additional in scriptions cut and old lettering renovatep. | Catalogues and Photographs forwarded ' app\ication. j | Chamberlain's S,AvceH8 Tabiuis j j tmse bh./oi/s"°^ j
BABY'S FLOCKS AND HERDS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
BABY'8 FLOCKS AND HERDS. As sooi} M a Lapp baby is born, a reindeer Is presented to him. This reindeer is literally his a'art in life, for not only that deer, but all its young —and as they grow up, all their young deer—belong to the child. When he is of age, he has quite a herd of his • own. This custom is of much greater ace to him than if every aunt, uncle and cousin he had in the world pre? rented him with the heaviest fllve? spoon they could find. I Variations of temperature in the ocean do not exist at a greater depth than 600 feet. Below that the tern? porature never varies. Life is like a railway train, ?ind we are the passengers who grumble at Its slowness until we near the tor f A « B.H.P. "I.H.O." Hopper Oooledi JBngme, st&tion&ry| £70 ; portable, £85. Long terms and no interest. World's lead ing engine. Nearly 200,000 in actual use—• more sold in Australia than of any other Fully gn»ranteed. Free start by. y-'V.,yr./Oi-.Vig «toeks of repairs in i. f-tiar ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
A DOCTOR'S VIEV/S ON TEA AND COFFEE. "Writing on the subject of tea, coffeo and cocoa, Dr. G. H. R. Dobbs savs:— Tea, coffee and cocoa contain prac tically the same stimulating active principle. The difference between tea and coffee is a difference of arom^ The difference between cocoa and the oth9r two is a difference of nutrition, as cocoa Is a positive food, which the others are not. Always, I think, we may conclude that the East India teas are rather more "excitant" than the China teas. In all teas the thein (ac tive principle) is combined -with tan nic acid; and our object should be to drink the one (thein) without the oth er (tannin, as it is loosely called). Therefore, tea should not infuse too long—what is called "stand." Recol lect that very hard watpr will not make very good tea withoul prepara tion. Milk and sugar make a food of it. And tea made with boiling water and infused for five minutes is x most excellent pick-me-up in condi tions of temporary exhaustion. Al ways m...
HOW CECIL RHODES DISCOVERED A DIAMOND FIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
HOW CECIL RHODES DISCOVERED A DIAMOND FIELD. A German trader in skins and os trich fea&lt; from the interior, with •pJeieanarlUburfi; as his frontier sta tion. tfrovs into Capetown one after ;'.oon. i'r- It.:! iift-'j two months bring !n r&lt;h- each drawn by ten 'yofc* of !:&lt;nr-hcrned oxen, from tho .ror.i^r. iri-.'ji-ii.v post named. Tiits • tnui&lt;*i, among oilier curfous tilings, Mii ii dozen or so very bril 'iiiiat ,\«bb;«s. which bs was showing ill ilU- L":''ud3. •"Fiao specimens of globular quartz," said a. «Io.*tor, newly arrived, wljo bad . -just ersnsfc a smattering of geology to know nothing at all about it. "Would you mind giving me one Pi i'vi of those pebbles?" said a tall, uvvi-;?Kuv:K;d, slender young'man. "Or i buj them from you at whatever r-i- consider them worth. I have *.■■!?» atones in my collection at "V.-; -ionr sir," the other replied, -;.cv heartiness of the dweller on .. - "--cidt. "you are very welcome to a c:'ie. Pick ...
Suspicious. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
Suspicious. A young lady, accompanied by an elderly rustic, recently entered a pho tographer's establishment, and, inquir ing the price o£ cabinet portraits, an nounced her Intention of " 'aving, father took." "It's to be sent to my young man's people in I^ondon," she remarked, "so [ want an ex try good one. I don't waut 'em to know 'e work 011 the land, you see." The artist assured her that the pic ture would give 110 indication of thy gentleman's employment, and was en gaged in posing the old man, when the lady again broke in: "Thought I said there wasn't to ba anything to show 'e worked on the land." "Nor will there he. Please leave everything to me," replied the artist. "Well, you may be right," came tho rejoinder, as the lady gave a suspi cious glaa-se at the forked head-rest; "but jest satisfy myself I'd like to Ioitv'Y wSuit ^.at there little pitch fork's. giga oJ?"
POSTAL RATES AND REGULATIONS [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
POSTAL RATES AND R ECU LA HON} [Where • the term "The Common, wealth is used in connection with imujs and regulations it inc.u&lt;it-s iviiia r« tin we ls^-isd, and Norioik Isicuu 1 LE'i'i'LiiS. ' 'J For every i ounce or fraction thereof f or delivery witlun the Common wealth 0 1 For delivery La thf. British Em pire : 0 1 For deb very in the New Hebrides, Banks, and Torres Islands 0 2 For delivery in other places .... 0 2l LETTER CARDS. For delivery within the Commonweal'^' Single, Id. each; reply, Id. each Lair For delivery in the British Empire (see list of places under "Letters")—yjJ1 gle. Id. each. For delivery in New Hebrides, Banks ani Torres Islands—Single, -id. eac'Q' For delivery in other places— Single 2}d. each. POST CARDS. Single Postcards impressed with ti« Id. stump, and Reply or double c&lt;uds each half of which has tihe Id. stami impressed thereon, may be transmitted to piaces within the Commonwealth, ani to thost places, enumerated undei "Letters," ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
IheExltarag&nce!. v.. > a.notK&lt;ir Do you know that many of your Suits which appear to you to be worn out would, if sent to me, be returned looking almost as fresh as when they arrived from the tailor's, and the cost, when compared with that of a new Suit would be infini tesimal. I can clean your Suits, Overcoats, Vests and Hats, or if they are faded can dye them. My process does not spoil the shape, or shrink any garment The cost is most reasonable — Suittfrsm 5/9; Overcoats from 4/6. On aft aiders over 10/-, I pay. freight one way. Send me # trial parcel NORTHCOTE Frit I my b»*hllt ; ■" i m Art of Dyting," ppimg detailed cettj amf thowing by ptct%W and dttcriftitm fht jtetu procttt cptraiid at my werkt. St*4 for a c>Py tt-dmy. A LETTER FOR WOMEN TO READ. MR8. RAPSON, OF SOUTH MEfc, SAYS "CLEMENTS TONIC IS FOR WOMEN." FOR HYSTERIA, SICK HEADACHE. BILIOUSNESS. VITAL WEAKNESS, INDI GESTION, OB LOSS OF SLEEP. IT HAS NO EQUAL. ■Women 'by the thousand sutler seri...
INTERESTING INVENTIONS. COMING AUSTRALIAN PATENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
8KTE3ESJ!K8 3HVEM*510NS. COMING AUSTIIAI,!/>.?. PATSNT3. ii. is reported by thi> wf-ll kiit>'*n Pa tent / !? ton leys, Messrs. G. G. Turn .£ Co.. ? "XIuj Rialto/' (joUins Street,. M«lb&lt; >se, that in Ibo ordinary course pufceji' if the Commonwealth will ho grant ?? . ccspect of all or moBfe of the. following . liven tion,s. Ooiupiote npo oiliest drawings are publicly availal'-1 J ' " 3 'M-ilkif.-' .'v' 'cbiatv-baud oporaUx; (0311)-lii> .> ':'ne teats are acted upon by pads cw:'? by corda. - A. P. iieytuan, piurb^-fir from J. Noilson. Denmark. Cultivator (6316-1275)-A channc^ iron frame, triangular with devices to rw.eivo and bold twines.-A. E. Miles, Victoria. "Wira Strainer and TwisWr (63f!0 1377)-A yoke carries a Hnch barrel, having horus, etc.-.T. O'Oallaghan, Victoria. llend Goar for "Windmill (6559 IS7S)-Tbis pump mill has toothed r-> rluotiou gear in au oil tight casing with oil distributing dorioas. - J. Alston. Victoria. Detachable scarifier sh...
THE WAY OUT. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
THE WAY OUT. Gooseberry tart and currant pad fling reposed on the table in front of him. Willie liked both. Ho liked both equally, Hi.' WHS torn with con llioting emotions. "Which will yuu have, Willie?" asked his mother. "Gooseberry tart," gasped "Willie, after a long and painful struggle. "Tart what?" avkod Willie's parent, wishing him to add "pioaso." Willio didn't understand. "Tart what?" she repeated sharply. Then Willio had an idea, which seoin od to solve his difficulties and made, the world bright once more. "Tftrti first," he answered.
PAT'S NEW ASTRONOMY. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
PAT'S NEW ASTltONOMY. Pat found it impossible to believe that the earth was round in. spito of the numerous arguments of an emin ent astronomer. "But look here, Pat" said tlio latter, "you must see that the world can't bo anything else but round. Now, tell me, where does tho sun rise," "In tho east, of course," said Pat. "And: where does it sot?" "Why, in tho west.'' "Well, then, how did it manngo to Pat thought hard for a minute. Then an intelligent look dawned in his eye. "Why, of course," said he at last, "it just slips hack in the night!" get back in tho west again by the morning: toll mo that?"
WHAT OUR FOREFATHERS ATE. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
WHAT OUR FOREFATHERS ATE. A German paper publishes an inter esting article 011 the lost dishes 01 the Middle Ages. It seems that the art of cooking has declined, and that it is1 in part duo to the changing fashions in food. l'or instance, in Germany, in the middle Ages, many vegetables were eaten wiiioh have long since dis appeared from tjio table, such as vio let leaves, mixed with young nettles, thistles and green wheat, and bojlod hump seeds. Salads wore mado ol mallow leaves, celery roots, and purs lane, mixed with salt and pepper, lor oil was almost unknown. Olive oil was considered to smack of elliminaoy and Italian luxury. H.orso radish sauce was used instead. The origin of sauerkraut is lost in antiquity. But it was certainly invented by the Ger man hausfrau long before eaulillowers or artichokes or potatoes were known. The potato revolutionised the fare of the poor, who had formerly to rely 011 the roots of wild plants. The var iety of meats was larger, including beavers, a...
GIRLS WITH BRAINS NEEDED IN THE HOUSEHOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
GIRLS WITH BRAINS NEEDED IN THE HOUSEHOLD. 1 'Domestic service as a career for educated women" was advocated by All's Gloudesley lireioton at the Na tional Gas Conference. Tf the edu cated woman was to be the domestic Handmaiden of the future, she said, it must bo as friend and colleague, and not as serf and . dependent. Shu must share in domestic responsibilities They wanted to get buck to thu old fashioned ideas and ideals of the well bred iCnglish woman, from feudal times onwards. and to iiepart from the snobbish, and parou>;ual idea that to understand housework wag to lose wis to. This was just a passing phase -a vulgar phase-and liad never seri ously allotted the well-bred mistress, ft was an ideal of t-ho servant's hall, tho middle class "Jady," and of the hull' educated noveaux riolies generally, of those, in short, who never saw behind the scenes of the real gentlewoman's life, and who seemed to jmagnu that a queen ate and slop* in lull' court robes, and that a real "Jadv...
HEALING BY TROMBONE. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
HEALING BY TRONIBON After, a remarkable oareer, August Henri Jacob, or "Le Zouavo Jacob" the veil-known 1'aitli-healer of Paris, whoso celebrity dated back to the days of the Empire, lias (says tlie correspon dent of the "Daily Telegraph,';) died nt the age of 85. Burn in l!>2S, he entered the a'-my at tlie age of 16, and became a handyman among tho Zuaves of tho Imperial Guard, distinguishing himself as a clever player of the trom bone. It was in 1S3G6, at tho camp of Chalons, that he first announced that ho had the faculties of. curing maladies by simple will power. Several sick soldiers made the experiment. JJo fixed his eyes upon them, blew a blast iijion his trombone, and declare*! them cured. Whatever tho reason, cured ihev appear to have been. The famo of these "miraotes" spread to Paris, and even roached tlie ears of the Em peror Napoleon III himself. Jacob tlieu left the regiment, and opened a consultation room at Saint Ouen. Among his patients was Marshal Can robert. Ja...
WOMEN'S INTERESTS [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
WOMEN'S INTERESTS (By "Ambrosiuo.") American dressmakers, says the New York corresponds or the ' Daily Tele snaph," are devoting some attention to the possibilities of pina cloth, from tho Philippines, aa an artistic substitute for tiio diaphanous gowns ,u'"ru .>' American women, who demand the very latest thing in dress fabrics. Samples are Being shown hero, and the stores are ordering considerable quantities roi next season. Pina oloth . f mor© diaphanous than tho thinnest ot ovite, more pellucid . than the most clinging crepe de Chine, and more transparent than the thinnest of crepe meteor: it ?.Tan bo doubled several times and stilt be transparent. In one layer it nas no move thickness than, oobweb, and gowns made of pina will be called cob web gowns. It is called pmu cloth oecauso it is made of halt silk, and halt pine apple fibre.. It comes in all col ors, and in stripes of nil designs. it can be bought at a shilling a yard in the Philippines, but will probably se.J for two...
THE BOY KNEW HE WAS HONEST [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
THE BOY KNEW HE WAS HONEST A man whojjopt a .small shop was waiting on a single customer early .one morning. H is little boy and ho were alone at tlio time, and the Izcepcr was obliged to go upstairs for .some- change. Before doing so J e I ,/whispered to^he little chap to watob ' ;-i,~"~j,isfcomer,irtp .®«fe">tliat he didn't jira®or_ returned f?jtho boy
THE TIDE OF EMIGRATION. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
THE TIDE OF EMIGRATION. Soma interesting Statistics concern- j ing emigration from Great Britain to j the colonics >n'o given by Mr John-1 sun's book "A History ol Emigration from the United Kingdom to North .\meriua." TJio lugnest figure was readied in 1911, when 1SJ,S60 pe-opln of British Nationality ieit those shores tor Canada, and 80,770 for Australia and New Zealand, In 1901, tiio figures' were 15,757 and 15,350 res pectively, wJiich were below the aver age, for in. 1SS1 as many as 23,912 Britishers went to Canada, and 22,682 to Australia and New Zealand. The emigration to the United States was far greater in former ilay.s, reaching the nigh water mark of 20i,52G in 1827, whereas only 121,814 people oi Uritish extraction left our shores lor tile States in 191]. The exodus of agricultural laborers has largely increased lately, amounting to 33,23d in 1911, as compared with 12,9GG in 1901. It is interesting to note at the same time that Irish Em igration is on .tho decline. In...
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. ABOUT PATENT LAW. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. ABOUT PATENT LAW. ''When patent specifications are lodg ed, are they ucoepteti by the Govern ment in that lor mi"' l'iio answer by Mr. (*., G. Turri to this question is that 111 some countries they arOj and in those countries it is all tlio more important, xor the appli cant to have tlie specification properly worded, lor if it is not, he may lose benefits otherwise obtainable-perhaps he may lose a fortune, in Australia, however, while a great many are ac cepted as filed, theru are amendments made to suit the examiners, betore an acceptance is issued, in a fair pro portion of the applicants. . We now give further details of Aus tralian Patent Law, in continuation oi the matter 011 the subject in our pre vious issue, and as supplied by Messrs. Turri & Co. "Proceedings for the insertion in a specification of a disclaimer, correction or explanation proposed by applicant may be taken, and such alteration will be allowed if the specification as amend ed doe...
TREATMENT OF ENGLISH ORCHARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 7 February 1914
TREATMENT OF ENGLISH ORCHARDS. According to the statistics published (says the Mark Lane Express)" there were in England last year 244,831 acres classed as orchards. We are sorry to say wo cannot say of "cultivated orchards, because the mistaken idea seems to have prevailed to a great ex thabl orchards and pastures can yet along alright without attention or as sistance; that kind Nature has en dowed them with the power ' ol' con tinuing to extract nourishmenti from a soil sucked dry by means of crop ping. The result of such a paradox is visible in the poverty stricken con dition of many orchards and pastures. It is pleasant to record that a change tor tlui better is gradually taking place. It is being recognised that when fruit trees of a good class are grown, and sprayed and pruned, orch ards become a source of profit not to be despised. It is essential that the trees, if expected to produce abund ant crops of good fruit, should be sup plied with nourishment, to compen sate them fo...