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Gymbowen [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
Gym bowers Last Thursday evening twenty five of Mr and Mrs A E Muegel's friends - met at Mr Fred Muegel's residence." in order to welcome the former home, i Mr A Richards, accepting the chair* > asked all present to join in a toast to - the King, and then called oa Mr H Qainau to propose the health of the Kride and Bridegroom Mr Qaiaau said it gave him much pleasure to be> present, but much greater pleasure to have the honor of proposing thist toast" He had. knowu Mr and M.ra I Mnegel for a number ot years, and I was sure, both sccialy and otherwise, they would be of sterling value to (lymhoweu district He had much pleasure in asking them to clink their glasses Mr Richards then presented Mr ani£ Mrs Mnegel with a handsome eigliuluy ' clock, and hoped it would remind them of the good fellowship that existed Mr Mnegel, on b^lutlf of his wife= and himself thanked lhe company for k:nd wijhes aud gift Ti e following tossts were also p'U-^ po-ed and responded to - Parent o? Bride an...
MINIMAY V EDENHOPE [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
MINIMAY V EDEtfHOPE The 5th round of oricket for ths Mitchell Trophy was played last; Saturday, -when Edenhope played Miniraay afc Booroopki, and the gam? resulted in a, win for Edenhope. The following are the scores : Minimay-E Stehn 16, J T Car» raeher 0, B Lavery 0, P J Carrachei 6, H. Block 13, G O'Connor 1, ? Willis 4, C Wong 15, T Carracher 0, L Hawkins 3, P Carracher 0, San* dries 12, Total 70. Bowling-A Taylor 0 for 13, P Virgoe 4 for 16( L» Kelly - for IS, T Kelly 1 for 5i iS&lt; Schinckel 3 for '5 Edenhope-S Ramsden 7, E Schino kef'24.-, P Virgoe 6, W Fletcher 31, B" Taylor 11, T Kftlly 3S, D McDonald 0, L Kelly I, Sundries I, Total 119. Bowling-P Willis 2 for 23, P Car racher C for 13, E Stehn 2 for 47, J Carracher 0 for 4, G O'Connor 0 for 10, B Lavery 2 for 18, D Carracher 0 for 7 The points at present stand aa follows: - Edenhope 14, Ozenkadaoofc 11:, Minimay 6, Bringalbert S
IF THE COW COULD TALK. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
IF THE COW GOULD TALK. If she could talk, here are some things she would be very apt to say : "Do not forget that I like clover hay, and if you will give me plenty of.it, I will increase my flow of milk. "Give mc plenty of salt. I like it, and it is good for my health., keep ing my bowels in first-class condition. "Please give me a good shelter . from the icy winds and storms of j sleet and snow. They make me shiver j and I sutler a cood deal while 1 con j sume all my food in trying to keep my body warm. j "I will be glad if I have a nice, 1 clean stall in which to sleep. I enjoy ' a good bed of dry straw and will | keep comfort able while 1 manufac | tare milk for my owner. 1 will do my | best to till the pails if he houses me i thus. J "Don't let my coat of hair become ! dirty and tilthy. If I could. 1 would | curry myself, but 1 have no hands in j which til hold brush and curry comb. I feel so uncomfortable when 1 am not clean. and besides, the tilth drops into the bucket when my...
LIVE STOCK in DRY FARMING. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
LIVE STOCK in DRY FARMING. ? To g«t at the importance of live stock in dry farming, Prof. Shepperd sent a list of questions to the Direc tors of the Experimental Stations ia the North Western b'cates of Amer ica. Among these questions was the following : Do you consider lire stock husbandry essential to success ful dry land farming in your State ? Why:? The directors of the Experiment Stations arc probably in closer touch with the best systems of farm man agement than any other set of men. Their answers are as follows : Thatcher, Washington.-Yes-where rain fall is enough to grow forage. Webster, Kansas.-Absolutely. Burnett, Nebraska. -By men of small means designed to build homes; not for traction, and farming work., McKillican, Manitoba.-Yes ; to be permanent-it is essential; - Mackajr, Saskatchewan.-Yes ; to be permanent. Forbes, Arizona.-Yes. Hobbs, Nevada.-Yes. Humbert, New Mexico.-Yes ; be cause dry land farms producc coarse feeds best, and these can't be ship ped. - Knight, Wy...
CHYPTER III. TWO MEETINGS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
CHYPTER III. TWO MEETINGS. AVell-groomcd, frock-coated, with a sprig of . violets in liis button-hole, Dick left his chambers in the Albany, about npon, and turned towards Pic cadilly Circus. He did not look like a man who was on the verge of go ing to the dogs or the Jews-who had less than-.five pounds in cask to his name. It was the day following; the stormy interview at -Heron Court, and for many Jiours, over many pipes he had calmly reviewed the situation. Now he had doggedly braced himself for the " future, "and to him that meant no reconsideration. It is usual ly the man of breeding, the upper . class plunger . and spendthrift, WUP meets ill-fortuno like a stoic ; and Dick Valentine was of that sort. _ j He knew that, the reckless-past was ' done and over with that he must j drop out of club-land, vanish . from his particular circles of Upper Bohe mia, as so many had done; before him. In a new country, under a false j name, perhaps, he must seek and woo the fickle goddess Fort...
CANADIAN COLD. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
CAX.UHAX COLD. The lale Ucv. Jir. Mason when in | Kuperfs Land as a missionary had j a decidedly unpleasant experience i one winter. The cold I hero is of-j ten so intense (hat mercury freezes ? and thermometers are useless. You ] get- frost, bitten all over, ears. ! cheeks, nose, hands-all have (heir (urn. I Once when Pr. Mason was ou( ; shooting (it was shoot game or ' starve then), ho hi.vame very thirsty. j A little hoar frost, had .gathered on I the. barrel of his gun and thought-! lessly he tried to lick it off, but. , the intense cold of the nn-tal drew his tongue, and it froze to the gun. Strong measures were obviously necessary, so grasping (lie gun in both hands lit? simply (ore it away and wi(h it a piece of tongue larger than n shilling. The pain was intense, but he was lucky not to have entirely lost his tonsrue.
An £8,000 Find. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
An £8,000 Find. , In October of last year a daring robbery was committed from the mail van of a Bordeaux-Marseilles express train, and aniong other valu ables stolen was a bundle of securi ties worth several hundred thou sand francs. Four prisoners were arrested in connection with the theft, and tlicy were to be tried at the Assize Court on October 14th, but there was very little tangible evidence against them. One of the. prisoners was an ex-railway em ployee named Louis Bons. A few days ago an uncle of Bons, who had been looking after the prison er's house Since his arrest, sold' a pile of old wood which had been for some time against a wall of the house. While putting the wood in n cart the purchaser discovered a bundle containing £S,000 in securi ties, which were identified as those stolen from the mail bag between Bordeaux and Marseilles. - Owing to this discovery the trial of the ac cused will be postponed till the next assize, to enable the police to utilise the new evidence....
A Blind Girl's Memory. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
A Blind Girl's Memory. . 4 A blind girl. Miss Mabel Green, aged twenty, 'has just written from memory a verbatim report of a sermon -"lasting three-quarters of an hour, delivered recently in All Souls' Church; Lnngham I-'lace, AW. l>y the I\cv. W. \R. MowII, vicar of Christ Church, Brixton. ?" After the sermon they . wanted a report, ami nobody had taken a short hand note,'' said- Miss; Green to an; interviewer ; *'so I .. .went . home ; re peating to myself nil" I had heard. The next morning I -wrote oui 2,700 words, first in the Braille j system (writing by means of raised dots)" in three hours, and then ou» a type writer in an hour and a^half. "The words camo quite easily, although I was several times interrupted, and I had no dilViculty in recollect ing all the Scriptural ^allusions and where tlicy came from. I first thought of memorising sermons two years ago, and since-then I have written out . at least" fifty ser mons." Mr: Mowll has seen ^thc sermon, and says : "l am amaz...
(All Rights Reserved.) THE Secret Island. A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. CHAPTER I. AN OCEAN MYSTERY. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. 4 By W. Murray Graydon, Author of "Matthew Quin," "The Curse of the Cardews," ctc., etc. CHAPTER I. OCEAN MYSTERY. Seven bells had just struck, signi fying that an hour yet remained of the morning: watch, when Dick Valen tinq turned out of his cabin and mounted to the deck of the Boadicea. With conscious pride his eyes swept fore and aft, resting- in turn, on the polished- brass railings, the ample deckhouse in the centre, and the fun nel with its tip of crimson. For this finely-built schooner-risked yacht 0f about live hundred tons had been his own property less (ban six months, and the novelty of possession was ' not even beginning to wear oil. From the deck lie climbed to the bridge, where a rugged-featured man was standing alert.lv. "Good morning. Captain Brand." he said, cordially. "What sort of weather are we going to have ?" "Fair and calm, sir, I think," the skipper replied: "(here's a bit of a breeze coming up, and it will soon s...
Some Famous Echoes. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
Some Famous Echoes. .;V '' . : ?* Among the most noted echoes is that heard from the suspension bridge across the Menai Strait .-The sound of a blow from a hammer oh one of the. main piers of the structure is returned in succession from each of tlie cross-beams that support tlio roadway, and from the opposite pier at the distance-; of of 576ft.( in addition to which the ?sound is many times repeated, ? b« j tween the water and the roadway at the rale of twenty-eight times iu live seconds. OutsTdii Shipley Church, in Sussex, is an echo which repeats twenty syllables ill (he most remarkable manner. T1h&lt; famous eclio at Woodstock), when awakened. answers no lower than lii'ty times. .In (he Whispering (Jall.^- of St. I'aul's Cat hedral the faintest sound is faithfully convened from one side of (he dome of the other,-but cannot be heard at any intermediate point. In t.'lomester Cathedral a gallery of an octagonal form conveys a whisper 7Ml. across the nave. A wag asked a barri...
A Strange Pilgrimage. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
A Strange Pilgrimage. y - One of tlie most interesting of the Tachienlu (W. China) Lamnstic po pulation is a person who receives the appellation- of "Chang-cha-i>a.'' This devotee -to Lamaism pcrmrnis his pilgrimage to Lhasa in . a some what, peculiar manner. Tie '.ies flat f'n Ills Iiod}r, and while thus pros traleo makesn. mark . on the ground with his ha'nd. He theiy rises, takes threa -steps"-- to i.his mark and-prostrates himself again.: This ho does every step of the way ? between -.his home andLhasn,- taking three j-ears to do the journey. To accomplish such a feat, great phy sical endurance is necessary. -Thres reasons are given for such an ex-, traordinary pilgrimage. First, to atone for some great sin commit ted in the past ; secondly, to ob tain great merit and influence as a .Lama; and, ..thirdly, to make the obtaining of the - Buddhistic, heaven, with all its joys, an absolute cer tainty. Tho form" in w'hich a proposal of marriage is made has undergone great change i...
King's in Commerce [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
King's in Commerce, Like most really busy men, the German Emperor always seems able to find soma time for more work. As well as attending to the affairs of his kingdom, he conducts, in a very thorough manner, n. porcelain factory of which he is the owner. The business is a prosperous one, and is run on lines laid down by the Kaiser. Ho designs many of the goods, and, moreover, sometimes even engages new workmen himself. Another Royal manufacturer of china is the Emperor of Austria Hungary, i who employs over'a thou sand skilled hands at his factory. The King of Saxony owns a simi lar husiness, though it is of a less extensive nature. A Royal hotel-owner is the King of> Wurtemberg, who owns two hotels that are said to add about £9,000 annually to his in come ; whilo the Prince of Lippe Detmold carries on a business in butter nnd eggs, ns well as owning a brick factoey. Husbands live logger than bache lors, and wives than spinsters. ^Ihese facts are proved beyond question by invest...
Bank Notes Eaten by Mice. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
Bank Notes Eaten by Mice. A few years ago a poor peasant in Franco learned to bis surprise , and joy that he had come into an j inheritance of JLMOO. His thoughts at once turned to the groat city of pleasure. A rich mail like himself: should go to Paris ; accordingly he sold off his effects and came to j Paris. Arriving there, the pea-1 sant's fear of strangers at once be- . ; gati to show itself, and the good! J man, mistrusting bankers and law ' vers could not make up his mind j to bank his fortune, so he hid the notes in an old cupboard that j stood in a corner.of his garret. A j few days after, ho felt, a sudden ' | desire to ga'.'e upon the hoard that ] meant so much to him ; so lie opened the door, intending to feast Ids eyes upon his money. lie dis covered, to his utter consterna-' tion and dismay, that, a nest, of mice had almost completely de voured (he notes that meant to : him all the difference between pov erty and wealth ! lu a certain parish in tho North ot Kngland the...
Woman's "No" all Powerful. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
Woman's "No" all Power ful. . ~ ?- -t A manuscript, dealing with Gudu laHothschild, the mother of the great - banking family, and wife of Maicr Auischcl Rothschild, the foun der of the financial dynasty, has just been unearthed in rt family ? that at her time lived . in the Ghctto at Fraukfort, .Germany. One of the most interesting entries is this-: ''Learning that another war was in the air, I went "to Mother Gudula, saying that I didn't have the ?money. to buy off ray son, that ho \\Jould probably be taken for the military and might be killed. Mother Gudula said she would see about that, and told me to come back the next day, for in the evening her sons ? would arrive from Lon don, Naples, Paris, and Vienna to talk business with her, . for all these great bankers went to seek the ad vice'of Mother Gusula in business matters of international magni tude. When I went to see Mother Gudula again she was all smiles. ' Be of good cheer,' she said, 'there will be no war. I advised my sons...
Eyes of the Motor-car. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
Eyes of the Klotor-car. I ? J | A new automobile headlight has ! jusl been put 011 the market in France, which represents a radical j departure from present designs. [ This particular lamp has the shape j of a human eyeball and turns in! its socket in exactlj' the same man ner as the eye In its support. Two ' small clamps, controlled by thumb screws from the interior 01 the car, hold the lamp in position in any de sired direction, while the handle it self is used in turning- the light rays to the spot they are needed. Sign posts at the side of the road or the low-lying milestones are- thus brought within reach of the rays, J while in their lowest position they i even throw light into the hood, I lighting up the 'motor; magneto and j carburettor. By removing the - two ; sihall clamps entirely, the- whole lamp can be taken out of the socket and used as la "trouble lamp" in side or outside the machine. It is the invention of a French engineer, Edouard C-nnnevel.
Dentistry 1,000 Years ago. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
Dentistry ls000 Years ago. During a lengthy rollc-hunting visit to Ecuador, Professor Mar shall Howard Saville, head of the; archaeologj' department nf Coluin- | liia University, made several note-j worthy discoveries which will do much (n enlighten the present gen eration about (ho early residents of that country. The relics indicate these people to have been civilised and possessing; scientific knowledge. The most interesting discoveries were skulls which showed that the men are of a type" superior to the Aztecs, for beyond the shape of the skull, teeth Mere filled with gold find cement, proof unmistakable that : dentistry was at a high stage of development, one thousnncLrears ago. .In Mexico human teeth have been dug up that, were filled and orna mented with stone, but this is the first instance of gold filling having been found in a prehistoric skull. ' The gold was inside tho teeth. ' showing little on tho outride, so the purpose was apparently for util- r ity rather than for o...
Keeps Greenstuff Fresh. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
Keeps Greenstuff Fresh. + One of the chief causes of failure in the bac.kynrd poultry run is an insufficient supply of fresh "green stuff. Even when preen meat is available in plenty, the usual prac tice is to throw it into the runs, where it is trampled upon and very soon becomes unfit for food. _ "I have tried many ways of keep ing tho greenstuff given to.my-birds, clean and fresh," writes a corresr .pondent, "but the following method is the only oim that lias answered my purpose . "I got a piece of wide-meshed 'netting and made it into a bag,* fastening: a wire ring at the top as shown in the sketch. Then T mnde handles of string, and hung it up within easy reach of the fowls' beaks, but out of the way of their feet.
Carrying a 20-ton Engine on a Cable. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
Carrying a 20-ton Engine on a Cable. -f The strength of a cable is graphi cally illustrated in a photo'grapii from Mexico, where engineering plant has had to be transported by cableway over the Kio Grande River. The. scries of . cableways crected at 'Elephant Butte, New Mexico, have been employed to .&lt;-weighty ..iacl\*an-' tage in transporting many thou sands^ of tons of material and ma chinery. Recently it was found ne cessary to transfer .a. -20rton engine across the canyon. Fearing, the weight of the . engine might »too severely test the strength .of a single cable, the engine was swung across on two cables and was safely landed at its destination on the other side.. . The length of the ? cablewnys from one tower to the other is l,4r>0 feet and the height of span above river bed is about 280 feet.
Animals as Weather Prophets. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
Animals as Weather Prophets. Shepherds ami others who spend much tunc in the open air say that we may always know when it will I rain by watching the ways of ani mals. Thus, if donkevs bray more often than usual, or if they hnng their ears downwards and forwards and rub against walls, rain will come on. i When cats sneeze, nnd when thpy also givo up chasing their tails, look out for rain. It will bo roiny if the dogs- ea t. grass or be drowsy a.nd stupid. ' ICxpcct rain when sheep turn their backs to the wind and when peacocks squawk a great. deal, and when pigs carry straw to their styles - or are very'restless and given . to-flinch grunting, and when the mole throws up plenty of soil. Rain will comb when horses stretch out their necks and snifl the air. In districts where bats are found it will vain if they fly Into the houses and cry much. And should oxen kick their forefeet or turn up their nostrils nnd sniff the air, or lie on their right sides, wc may count confidently upon we...
Earth as Food. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
Earth as Food. Among many strange foods which the inhabitants of this world par-" take of, and consider delicacies, perhaps the .strangest of all js earth. Yet there are tribes, the Lastians of Siam, who actually eat and enjoy earth. It has never, been ; discovered where these peculiar peo | pie contracted this habit, though ! it is generally believed that it 1 probably came about in the time I of a famine when there was no thing else to be had. However, the habit lias now gat such a hold upon them that, old and young, rich and poor, alike indulge freely in its consumption. It is preferred when it has been acquired from the vicinity of waters so that it carries with it a taste of fish. If is made into a pa.sty sub stance and smothered into the ground in a hot lire. U ran be obtained at markets and at stores, and is served a( dinners and at big functions of any descript ion. In some parts of thr l.'ongo imi'Ui I is sold in the shape of apples and .oranges, and is given out. in \nr | ...