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An Ingenious Defence. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
An Ingenious Defence. - A : At IMunchen-Gladbach, an import ant West-German manufacturing town, a short time ago, a defend ant in tlic police-court was- ques tioned why lie had not answered a summons, on an earlier date, and, i. without further persuasioni he .re plied thai he had been unable to read the signature appended *-to tlio document, and therefore considered himself _ justi/ted in- doubting its authenticity. The defendant's solicitor enlarged on the "point of-the illegibility of. (he signature, and surprised the court intensely - by pleading x that the illegible signature rendered the document totallyvoid of legal value. This original standpoint luf man aged to ?support--with, such ? a mass of legal precedent that the court decided that . a summons signed .with an illegible signature could have no value in law.
Was Nursed by Napoleon. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 February 1914
Was Nursed by Napoleon. The centenary of the battle of Waterloo will fall due within an other two years,, and, naturally, old people who can remember that epoch- , making ovent are very few. Pro bably' the most Interesting link, with those old da3"S is the centenarian at Xcuillr, France, . who claims that when ho was a" child, he was often held in the arms of the great Na poleon himself. TTe was born in 1807, four . j'ears before the Em peror's son, -the King of Home With whom ho played in the park at St. Cloud. He still possesses one of the dolls which contributed to the amusement of"I/Aiglon," as Napoleon's ill-fated heir has. been historically, nick-named. The pa triarch is. a. bachelor, and without relatives. For. fifty years millc has been his only .food. \Te keeps a roof aboAre his head and clothes himself decently on thirty cents a day allowed him by the Assistance Publiqtie. * -
Quebec's New Industry. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
Quebec's New Industry; j i ??There is talk of the establishment of a new industry in the Province of- Quebec-110 less than the making .of. that epicurean delicacy, "Devon shire" cream. As a result of ' im vesligatioiis recently carried out in the laboratory of one of the agri -cultiiral colleges of-this -province, a ?leading .agricultural authority, has come to the conclusion that the making of clotted crcanv practically identical with the far-famed pro duct of Devonshire is perfectly fea sible in Eastern Canada. Dairying is already [ a flourishingindustry in Quebec, and the making of clotted cream wili open up new .possibilities of development. Many -farmers in the country districts own large herds of Jersey cattle, and are, therefore, in a very favourable po sition for taking up this new in dustry, for, while it is not at all essential that Channel Island breeds shall be used, a rich milk is of course preferable. In the large cities and popular summer resorts of Quebec the farmers...
Making Small Coil Springs [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
Wjaking Small Coil Springs . » ; Procure a nut, having & small thread that will admit the .size of the wire to be used in making the spring. Cut a small notch to the depth of the thread where the thread begins, and procure a - smooth rod that will pass snugly through the threads o; the nut. Shape oijg end of the rod to fit, a carpenter's brace, ,ii there is no drill chuck at hand, and drill a hole in tho other Making Small Coil. Springs, end . to admit, one end of the spring wire. Bend the wire at right angles, and insert the end in the hole Place the end of the rod in the nut, which ^ should be gripped in a vice, and turn the rod, at the snme litrre seeing that the wire is guided into the notch cut at the beginning of the thread. The wire will follow-the thread of thu nnt; and' make a perfcct spring of. an even opening. A Spfcncer in Popular; ^Mechanics."
Workmen's Ladder Grip. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
Workmen's Ladder GrSp. 1-__ The accompanying cuts show a device being made by Messrs. A. ID. Pownes and Sons, 8 Crystal Avenue Middleton Street, Hull, for the use of joiners, bricklayers, painters, mid other workmen. One grip se cures a ladder so that the strong est wind cannot blow it down. Two grips provide a secure foot ing for a ladder on roof-as in il lustration- when spouts are secure. To use on wooden spout place hook A on ladder side, spring G on inner side of ladder ; then press thumb plate B over edge of spout, release quickly, and the spikes will enter inner side of spout and firmly secure the ladder. The grip is also adapted for iron spouts, as shown.
Worth a Bullet. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
Worth a Bullet. In some reminiscences of the late: Boer War, Colonel Kekewich, who so gallantly defended Kimberley for 1215 ilnys, tells the following story. One day he was approached by a private, who asked "Colonel, when do you expcct-i:we; are going to get something to eat?" "Eat!" exclaimed the Colonel. "Did you join the army merely to get .something to eat ?"' "Well, that's about the size of it," replied the .soldier. "Flore," said the. Colonel, calling an onicer, "give this man something to "at, and then have him shot." The oft'ioer understood the ,iok»\ and replird--"Al] right, Colonel." The private., however, exhibited 110 alarm, and. t urning t o the odi cor. said j "Hoi! in*"1 a ham. Captain. stew : up a couple of chickens. hake two ) or three pounds of poaft^es, fetch s gallon o' beer, and load yet" guns ! With such inducements, the man who wouldn't be willing to die is a blithering idiot !" A hearty meal was prepared for the soldier, and the threatened exe cution never c...
Underground. MODERN NEW YORK LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
Underground. MODERN NEW YORK IvIFE. In an illustrated article in the popular "Mechanics Magazine," Mr. Leo L. Bedding, states that from a million and a half to a million and three-quarters nf the residents of New York spend a portion of each day underground, and many thousands come to .then surface so rareiy that the light of day blinds them when they reach it. Discuss ing this phase of modern city life, Mr. Redding continues ;-So accus tomed has New York become to the idea of living underground that only a few days ago a public cele bration was held when a new under ground passageway was opened. This newest tunnel, costing many thousands of dollars, wtos dug to give the people who live near the Hudson River and in the neigh bourhood ' of lSlst Street an op portunity to pass beneath the hills j from their home to the subway, by j which means- they travel to tho j lower end of Manhattan Island, to Brooklyn, and, by means of a transfer, to New Jersey. ' Until this underground cut-off ...
NIAGARA'S RIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
.NIAGARA'S RIVALS. - . When an idea becomes firmly rooted in the minds of the g.eneral public it is hard to disturb. Ask the next friend or acquaintance you meet which is t& 3 greatest waterfall in the world, and he is almost certain to reply, without the slightest hesita tion. "Niagara."; As a matter of fact, Niagara does, not hold the palm by any me\ns. The Victoria Falls in Central Africa, are quite a'hundred feet higher than Nia gara. In the neighbourhood of Bra maputra, too, is an enormous series of falls, -by which a- vast river des cends over a. mile in a very short length of its course but this .tre mendous waterfall is in the almost inaccessible heights of the Himalayas In British Guiana a fall has been discovered of recent years with a sheer drop of 300ft. - nearly twice that of the higher of Niagara's two falls. In British Guiana, too, there is another fall more than 600ft. deep. The American Fall at Niagara is 1,060ft. wide, and the somewhat shal lot water falls ...
Farewell TO MR AND MRS HOLMES [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
Farewell TO MR AND MRS HOLMES The members and adherents of the Natimnk Presbyterian Church met in the Chnrch building ancl entertained Mr and Mrs T W Holmes at a social gathering, prior to their departure to take over a Mission Station, for sbanginies, at Weepurr, in York Peninsular, Queensland Mr E Knight, as chairman, ex . piained the object of the gathering, expressed regret at Mr and Mrs Holme&' departure, as during their period in the Nafcimuk charge both Mr and Mrs Holmes had been most I assiduous in their duties, Though tho minister had a large district to ccver in all manner of weather, Mr Holmes always managed to be at his post He (the chairman) was in receipt of I communications from all parts of the district, which enabled him io assure I Mr and Mrs Holmes that the re. f gret at their departure was geaera! Mr Knight then handed Mr Hol mes a purse of sovereigns, remarking ihat ho felt sure the ».ew work Mr and Mrs Holmes had taken up was an indication of their sinc...
He Liked Oysters. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
He Liked Oysters. i : "When I was in the produce busi ness years ago," said an old mer chant, "I had, among- my country shippers, a German by the name of Jacob Snyder. He did not often, come to the city, but when he did it was a great occasion with him, and he expected some attention. So one morning-, when he turned up in my shop about ten o'clock, I said to him : " 'Jacob, you must have made an early start to get here so soon. How would you like to have a bit of lunch right away 7 Do you like oysters ?" - "'Vy,' he said, '1 coult eat a few oysters.' "So we wenL round .to a neigh bouring ^oyster bar, - and I ordered two stews. " 'Now, Jacob,' said I, 'while we are waiting, what do you say to some raw ?' " 'Veil, he replied, 'I don't mind.' " So we had half a dozen raw apiece, and as the stews had not yet come, we had another half a dozen on the half-shell. "When the slews were despatched, I asked, as a matter of form, if he would not have another, and he said : " 'Veil, them's prett...
APPLICATION OF POTASH MANURES. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
APPLICATION OF POTASH MANURES. One important feature in the skilful use of -artificials is the proper Rea son of the year to apply them (.re marks the "North British Agricul turist"). This point has far greater significance than most farmers com monly imagine. Especially is this true in the ease of kainit ami potash manure salts, where success or failure may depend on the -season of applica tion. Kainit is a very useful manure if applied at the right time. If ap plied at the wrong time, it may be thrown away as far as the crop in question is concerned ; it might even : he hurtful to some crops if used at a j wrong time. j The results of a large number of ' experiments conducted on the Con- j tinent and in Great Britain give ; valuable , information on this point, j The majority of them point to the; advantages of early application of! kainit and" potash salts, that is, au-! tumn or winter application. j : Profitable increases are given bj both autumn and spring applications, j but i...
NATIMUK LAKE PROPOSAL TO BEAUTIFY MINISTER FOR PUBLIC WORKS APPCOACHED [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
NATiMUK LAKE PROPOSAL TO BEAUTIFY MINISTER FOR PUBLIC WORKS APPCOACHED A deputation representing the Natimuk Progress Association and Swimming Clnb waited upon Mr F. Hagelthorn, M.L.C., Minister for Public Works, at Newto n's Hotel on Friday last, re the proposal to beau tify the reserve around the Lake and improve the road leading thereto. The deputation was introduced by Mr A. Barker, and comprised, in ad dition to that gentleman, the presi and secretary of the Swimming Club (Messrs Lockwood and Mr Waller) the chairman and secretary of the Progress Association (Dr Bird and Mr Antony), and Mr Fenkm. The deputation pointed out that the Lake, a hitherto practically ne glected asset of the district, had-sud denly sprung into popular favor as a summer resort, mainly through the efforts-of the Swimming Club, which had built bathing sheds and latrines, and now proposed to construct a jetty and enclose portion of the re serve for the purpose of planting trees. The beautifying of th9 lake ...
The Unsanitary Roller Towel. OFFICIAL, EDICTS SENDS THEM OUT OF FEDERAL BUILDINGS THROUGHOUT COUNTHY — DEALERS IN PAPER TOWELS PREPARE TO MEET INCREASED DEMAND. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
The Unsanitary Roller Towel. OFFICIAL, EDICTS SENDS THEM OUT OF FEDERAL BUILDINGS "I'HUOl'GIIOIT COUNTHY - DEALERS IN PAPER TOWELS PREPARE TO MEET INCREAS KI) DEMAND. ?Friends and users of some of t.he tiino worn and almost: historic, roller towels in tiie lavatories of the Ous tom ITou.se, Sub-Treasury and other federal government buildings heard with ama/.ement last week that the use of these articles had been placod under the ban 01" Presidential dis approval, and that they must resort to c>ther moans of removing the dampness following their ablutions. The first blow was struck at the roller towels in the buildings which are cor.trolled by the Treasury De partment, but there will bo no es cape for the roller towels any where when the ban gets into full work ing order. The news w'as received in the form of an official order j from William G. McAdoo, Secre tary Oi' the Treasury, ordering . the immediate discontinuance of the use of the offending towels in all buildings within hi...
CHAPTER V. AT THE SIGN OF THE JOLLY WATERMAN. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
CHAPTER V. AT THE SIGN OF THE JOLLY WATERMAN. For a moment. Dick was silent. He pondered over the Spaniard's words, but with no intention of taking them seriously. He was curious to know to what illegitimate use the yacht was to be put-that it had been purchased with some shady motive in view he was satisfied. Awl, remembering cer -tain rebellions then flourishing in dif ferent parts of the world, he quickly concluded that he had found the clue. He pushed back his chair and rose to : his feet. j "Your offer is a little too teinpt ! ing, too flowery, Senor Montejo," he said, coldly. . "I beg to decline it with thanks. I doubt if the allure ments you hold out would compen sate me"' for a cell in some foreign' prison, though you may not regard that as a shadow of peril or misfor tune-to quote your own words." The Spaniard's black - eyes flashed menacingly. "Sir, I request that you make your meaning plain," he .answered, a'Do you accuse me of having illegal de signs ?" "I accuse you of ...
Cricket Notes EDENHOPE V BRINGALBERT [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
Cricket Votes" EDEN HOPE V BRINGALBERT The sixth round for the Mitchell Trophy was played last Saturday between Edenhope and Bringalbert, and resulted in a win for Bringalbert The scores were as follows - BRINGALBERT E Mann b Wynniatt ... ... 6 F Hinch c Fletcher b Scbinckel 4 A Stephens c Patterson b Wynniatt 2 W Craig b Scbinckel ... ... 0 J Stephens b Taylor ... ... 11 A Bartram c and b Tsylor .... 12 Myring c Taylor b Fletcher ... 16 V4 Mann b Taylor ... ... 23 F Stephens b Patterson ... 17 ii Marshall not out ... ... 35 B Smith b Kelly ... ... 1 Saudi ies ... ... ... 4 Total 131 Bowling-Shinckel i for II, Wyn niatt 2 for 44, Taylor 3 for 27, J Fletcher I for 13, Patterson 1 for 26 Kelly 1 for 7 EDENHOPE E Schinckel b Jfann ... ... 19 T Kelly b Craig ... ... 26 S Ramsden run out ... ... 4 E Ferguson b Stephens ... 18 ?V Fletcher b Craig ... ... 5 H Patterssn b Craig ... ... 0 B Taylor c Hinch b Stephens ... 11 J Fletcher c Myring b Munn ... 9 C Warner net out ... ... 3 S Wynniat...
LACE INDUSTRY FOR QUEBEC. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
I LACE INPl'STItY FOR QUEBEC. I To the ninny flourishing- industries I of the Province of Quebec. Cnnndn, jit- is possible that, tho manufacture of lace, mn! lace-making machinery, j may sunn be ridded. Two leading jUritish lace manufacturers, AJr. I). |'T. Jnrdine, M.l\, and Mr. K. .lar ! dinv, who employ some oOOO work ers in Nottingham, have recently paid a visit In I'.niada for I he n\ i press purpose of asvrtntnin.e; whe t her the time i;; rifie for i he estab lishment of this industry in the f 'a M.iriia n Mominion. It, is thought thai I he tnrifT at present, in force is scarcely hjjrh enough - in warrant, such nn undertaking; without srunt1 Co', eminent concession, Put hopes are entertained that such a con if-ssi'Ui may lie secured as to en sure the founding' of a lace indus try in the Province of Quebec on n pro.'.table basis. The magnificent water powers of this province great ly fa\ our manufacturing enterprise.
Tennis Match. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
Tennis Match. A friendly match was played on Natimuk Methodist court on Satur day last between teams representing that club and the private courts. The match resulted in a victory for the home team by 2 sets aiud 12 games Following are the scores Brown and A Schunke v L Brown and Ekman, 8-6 Dubber and A Schnnke v H Brown and E Schuuke, 6-1 Francis and Woolm?r Y Duschk* and Eckman, 6-3 V Brown and Dubber v L Brown and E Schnnke, 6-4 Schnnke and Francis y DaSchka and H Brown, 4-6 Wool mer and Dabber v Ekman'and E Schnnke, 6 -i Y Brown and ASchunke Y L and H Brown. 5-6 Francis and Dubber: v Duschka. and Schnnke, 6-2
Laconic Letters. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
Laconic Letters. .Some amusing instances 01 laconic letters are given by Mr. Seton in his ''Gossip About Letters anil Letter-Writers." Lord Berkeley wrote to the Duke of Dorset : "My* dear Dorset,-1 have just been mar ried, and am the happiest dog alive. -Berkeley." And got Tor answer, " My dear Berkeley,-Every dog has his day !-Dorset." A young fellow at college wrote to his uncle, on whom he entirely^ depended, "My dear Uncle,-Ready for the needful.-Your affectionate nephew." . The uncle replied, " My dear Nephew,-The- needful is not' ready.-Your affectionate Uncle." It is pleasant that affection should survive pecuniary embarrassments, as it did in the case ? of Samuel I 'oote's mother and himself : " My dear Son,-! am in prison for debt." Come and assist your loving mother.-E. Foote." "Dear Mother, -So am T, which prevents his duty being paid to his loving mother by her affectionate son, Sam Foote." An English nobleman was in love with a "lady fair." He met her one evening at a ...
Gorcke News. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
Gorcke News. A welcome fall of rain occurred last Friday evening, over 130 points being registered. This bad tbe effect of a good many dams being filled , but the fall was patchy, as some farmers wit-bin a mile or t'.vo bad hardly any rain whatever A social is- to be tendered to Mr W A McPherso j prior to his leaving to take np his new abode at Donald The local Court of Petty Sessions was opened oh|WednesdaynWeek Mr E Harrison, P.M, who was oa the Bench, read the Order in Cou&cil constituting the Court, and congrat» ulated the district on its rise in im* portance. There was a fall attend ance of the distriet J's P, Messrs F _R G Robertson, F Widaicombe, Chas Walker, W H Knight, W H Knight, W McPherson and L M Ball. Cons Nicholas acted in his new capacity as clerk of . courts Mr Robertson spoke for the hororary justices Mr H B Cathcart, of Horsham represented the legal profession The only case was one for non-vaccination, and that was adjonrned for two months The court is to ...
Dr. A. R. Wallace. DEATH OF A FAMOUS SCIENTIST. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 6 March 1914
Dr. A. R. Wallace. ---* DEATH OF A FAMOUS SCIENTIST Dr. Alfred liusscll Wallace, the associate of Darwin, Spencer, atid Huxley as a pioneer of the theory of evolution, died at his home. Old Orchard, Urondstone, Wimborne, Dorsetshire, in his i)12nd year. Dr. Alfred I'.ussel Wallace was the son of a London lawyer. His father, whose means were not suffi cient to provide for the upkeep of a largo family in London, moved to the town of TJsk, in Monmouthshire, and here the man who,, along with Charles Darwin, was to startle the whole thinking world first saw the light. Wallace received his early education at Hereford Grammar School. "THE SURVIVAL OF THE* FITTEST." "In 1S5'1 he left Britain, and, travelling eastwards, arrived at Singapore, where he was to begin his eight years' wanderings amongst the islands of the Malay Archipela go, an account of which is recorded in his most popular work of that name. ''It was while staying in Sarawak, in 1S55-?-where he became intimate- j l.v acquainte...