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HOW STEVENSON WROTE "TREASURE ISLAND." [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 23 January 1914
HOW' STEVENSON WROTE "TREASURE ISLAND." Robert Louis Stevenson once grn phically described tbe obstacles li surmounted when writing "Treasur Island," the book that first brough fame to him. "It seems as tliousi a full-grown experienced man of lei ters might engage to turn out. 'Tren sure Island' at so many pages a day,' he said, "and keep his pipe alight. But. alas! this was not the case. "Fifteen days I stuck to it and turn ed out fifteen chapters; and then, li the early paragraphs of the sixteenth, ignominiously lost hold. My mouth was empty; there was not one wort? of 'Treasure Island' in my bosom: and here were the proofs of the begin ning already waiting me at the 'Ham and Spear!' "Then I corrected them, living for the most part alone, walking 011 the heath at Weybridge in dewy autumn mornings, a good deal pleased with what I had done, and more appalled than I can depict to you in words a! what remained for me to do. "I was thirty-one; I was the head 0! a family; 1 had lost my ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 23 January 1914
of Large Experience Recommend i [■—, HsS K3HHEBBSE3 to their Patients. NURSE CATHERINE KORTING of 176 Davis Street, Brunswick, Vic., writes as follows (29/2/12) CLEMENTS TONIC LTD. " I am writing about the amount of good CLEMENTS TONIC has done my daugh ter. In January last year, she was operated upon for appendicitis. £he was eight weeks in ihc hospital, and came home very weak and run down. I gave her seyeral bottles of Clements Tonic. It soon strengthened her nerves, she was as well as I could wish her before long. Fourteen years ago I first used this medicine as a nurse and have recommended it times out of number. I have seen people restored to health and strength, and bless the day thry heard of it. It never failed to do good. ( iKr.C(J) CATHERINE KORTING." » Never 1 e without this medicine it run down, wilh \\>.V&lt; Nerves. Had I>jj;estioji, Poor .Ap; « litc or Constipation, It puts the human syhU'IU in order rrpidly. ■■ t'U. C!~*!;?T3 STORES SELL IT. r") : Chan...
PAPER CARPETS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 23 January 1914
PAPER CARPETS. An American patent recently issued relates to paper carpets. TI10 paten tee says tbo invention has for its prim ary object, tlie provision of what may bn properly styled a paper carpet, irhit.-h, owing to its eflicienpy and the cheapness with whicli it may bo manufactured and sold, may fill a long felt want, or enter a field of service not heretofore contemplated in floor coverings, and may also, to a consid erable extent, supplant ordinary lino leums, oilcloths, straw mattings, and tbo cheaper grades of cloth carpet. Flio improvements 011 previous floor coverings of cloth and paper may be defined as embracing & carpet, the body portion of which is constituted by paper of the necessary density and thickness, provided with stiffening and reinforcing means enabling it to be sccurely tacked in place, to restrict the tendency of the paper to tear away from its fastenings, and having means tor maintaining the strips straight. The uiiilr side ol: rlic paper carpet m...
MODERN CHEESE-MAKING, [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 23 January 1914
, .MODERN CHEESE-MAKING, % | In ordinary work we have long been used.to "pasteurii.g" miik for tlie pur pose either of preserving it or of en suring good butter being made. This .• >dea&lt;..' is no>»' 'soiug extended to the , manufacture i:r clieese, and a "re search. bulleii.i," issued by tho Univer sity of Wisconsin. gives the result of '■ t?'0. years' experiments on this lino. Tii"' milk is first of all "pasteurisod" by,raising it to a temperature of from -ICO dcg. to 165 deg. Falir. This, of ' coursu, is for the purpose of getting rid' of all delelonous microbes and - tainIs wliich may be now non-microbie. After-.', this tho milk is acidulated by a very small quantity of hydrochloric acid, ami' then an allowance of pure bacteria culture or "starter" is added —tile said culture being the ordinary lactic acid bacillus. After this tho I . rennet is added, and tho whole process . now goes forward in a straight metho- j .dical manner. Under the old methods ;it must be ...
SCHEME THAT COLLAPSED [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 23 January 1914
SCHEME THAT COLLAPSED "Tallin' 'im into tlio 'orspilal," an nounced the lady to the inside passen gers of a bus, as slio gayo a friglitened iooking boy by her sidiJ a vigorous shake. "Dunno wot boys are comin' lo nowadays. I'm .sure. Can't trust 'cm nowhere. N&lt;,body needen'tf shrink away as if they was afraid o' gettin' the black plague." sho continued, glaring at- a timid-looking man who had shifted his seat. "I never lieard as ;ow swallering dominoes was ketchin'." "Swallowing dominoes," came in a chorus -from the passengers. "Set 'im to mind tlio baby for ten minutes," explained the lady, "and 'o §iLs doin' conjuring tricks with the ominoes, and bolts the double-five by acoident." Tlie timid gentleman expressed- an opinion that the consequences were likely to be serious. "An' so they ought to be," snapped the lady ; "it'll learn ';m better, p'r'nps." And, noticing iliat ^bo boy had stepped crying, sho started liim off again with another shake. "AVot makes mo so wild, t...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 23 January 1914
In Memoriam. Diprose. —In fond memory of our dear mother, who departed this life on 18th January, 1908. &nbsp; Far beyond this world of changes, Far beyond this world of care ; We shall find our missing loved-one In our Father's mansion fair. —Inserted by her loving sons and daughters.
HOSPITAL FETE MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 27 January 1914
HOSPITAL FETE MEETING. I A meeting of thoso interested in I the forthcoming Nhill Hospital Fete was held in the Shire Hallou Thurs day last, when the following ladies and gentlemen were present:—Messrs O. H. Douglas (chairman), W. A. Gunn, J. P. Ryan, A, E. Turner, D. Phillips, J.Love, H. J. Hobday, B. Koz minsky, J. Greenwood, R. Fisher, and Mesdames Swale, Lewis, Gunn, McK>nzie, Turner, and the secre tary (Mr C. H. Towns.) The balance sheet was adopted on the under standing that tlK- .-ecrotary receive 10 percent, on the amount of money hauded over to the hospital. Mr Ryan then moved that the balance sheet be advertised. Tlio secretary reported that he had sent out a Dum ber of circulars to the various wheat buyers in connection with the wheat scheme. A letter was received from Mr W. Farmers, of Tarranginnie, offering a seed coverer to bo raffled at the fete. Mr Ryan moved, and Mr Gunn seconded, that a letter of thanks be sent to Mr Farmers for his generous offer. The sports co...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 27 January 1914
Dentists Harris and Mathers' repre sentative, G Dougall, who is recorded by the Dental Board, will be at McCracken's Hotel, Kaniva, all day Friday, 30th Jannary; Nhill, at Mrs Kozminsky'B Hotel, all day Saturday, 31st January. Start the new year by having your teeth properly attended to at reasonable charges.*
The Nhill Free Press WITH WHICH is INCORPORATED THE "NHILL MAIL." TUESDAY, 27TH JANUARY. A Liberal Measure. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 27 January 1914
he thill Iigg fless With which is Incorporated the "Nhill Mail." TUESDAY, 27th JANUARY. A Liberal Measure. THE gratifying success of Mr Watt and his colleagues, the ending of little differences in the Liberal Party are, it is to be hoped, the prelude to earnest work in Parliament. One of the urgent measures requiring im mediate attention is the Workers' Compensation Bill. To some extent it has always been recognised that the man who is disabled whilst about his work iB entitled to compensation. Even when the law was wholly un satisfactory many wealthy employ ers, and many Iwealthy companies, treated those who were maimed whilst about their work with gener osity. But there are some mean and many poor employers. The mean one will not pay if by any legal quibble he can escape his liability; the poor one can not pay, for he is fighting hard for a bare livlihood. The measures submitted by the Watt Ministry last session provides for all these cases. It makes the in surance of employes com...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 27 January 1914
THE UP-TO-DATE FRUIT PA [ACE. Messrs J. and A. Day, of The Up to-date Fruit Palace, Victoria street, advertise in another column that they have on hand now Marchant's famous city drinks in great variety, also Day's lemon squash and Dur ham's summer drinks. See advt. MR S. B. ABOTOMEY, SIGHT SPECIALIST, will visit Nhill on Saturday, 31st January, and may bo consulted at Koztuinsky's Commercial Hotel. Mr Abotomcy will visit Kaniva on Monday, 2nd February, and may be consulted at Bruder's Hotel.*
MANURIAL TESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 27 January 1914
MANURIAL TESTS. In connection with a scries of plots laid down at Rutherglcn and Longer enong and Wyuna, tests have revealed some interesting facts regarding manures. They were laid down for the purpose of finding out the effect of using heavier dressings of superphosphates than are customary in the wheat areas. One plot was not manured, one was treated with 501b of superphosphates, and a third with 1 cwt of superphos phates. From the results it would appear that heavier applications of superphosphates could he used with advantage than are customary in the wheat areas. The average amount used throughout these areas is about 5 jlb to 60lb per acre. The heavier dressing of superphosphates not only gave a higher net return per acre the first year, but the indirect effect of them was a greater stimulus to subsequent growths of grass and pastures than wa~s the case with light dressings. The rssults are more interesting for the reason that owing to the dry winter the fullest odvantage of ...
FARM PRODUCTS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 27 January 1914
FARM PRODUCTS. On Saturday last. Mrs L. It. Simon, of " Glenbume," Woorak West, left at the office of this journal a collection of beautiful fresh garden flowers, 2 cucumbers which weighed 3} lbs each, and a number of very largo sound red beots and parsnipB, also six white onions. The whole of the vegetables were quite superior to anything which has hitherto been exhibited in the town. They were grown, together with the flowers, on ordinary mallee sandy soil, with the aid of well water. Mrs Simon has had the garden planted 6 years.
POLICE COURT. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 27 January 1914
POLICE COURT. At the local Police Court on Fri day morniDg, a young man named John Stratford was brought before Mr John A. Anderson, J. P., charged with, behaving in an insulting man ner at Diapur on Thursday night. Ac cused pleaded guilty, and was fined 20/, with 251 costs. The fine waB paid, I
LAND SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 27 January 1914
LAND SALE. Messrs Ryan and Bond, under instructions from the Ballarat Trus tees, Executors, and Agency Co. in the estate of the late Francis Kemp, will sell by auction on Saturday, 14'h February, at 2 p.m., mallee allot. 31, parish Propodollah, con taining 298 acres. Very liberal terms will bo declared at the sale. See advt. I