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THE FARM. AVAILABILITY OF FERTILISERS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
AVAILABILITY OF FERTILISERS. The value of a fertiliser for crops does not depend on its total per centage of ammonia, phosphate of lime and potash, but upon the per cent age of those constituents that tho growing- crop can utilise. This i.s the point that a farmer has to look at. when considering the effi cacy of an artificial manure. Thore are a good many substances that cont ain a high percent ago of one or the other fertilising constituents but the constituents are in such an inert form that they afford little or no nourishment to the crop. They "analyse well," but are bad fertilisers. A glaring instance of this class of substanco (the "SInrk Lane Express" points out) is ground leather. It contains n very large percentage of ammonia, but decom poses so slowly that it has no right to the title "fertiliser." The plant asks for food and is given not ex actly a stone, but something near ly as hard. With the present sys tem of intensive cultivation, in which large quantities of expens...
KNEW A LITTLE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
KNEW A LITTLE. A gentleman travelling; some time ?ago asked a unc-anned mendicant by whom Lie was necosled how ho lost lii.s arm. "It was like this, sir. The last time T went to sea we'was caught in n typhoon olY ("ape 'Orn. The ship went over mi her beam ends, so the cap'n 'e orders me and Tom to no out on the yardann to keelhaul (he bo'sprif. and ter splice the .iil.i boom to (he mainmast. I was a ; hangin' «iit to the top callant rat j tlins. when Tom suddenly J'. R" his end, and I was pitched In j'eet. i!i 1 lie 'old." The pent Ionian smiled. "That's a capital yarn," lie said. "V(»i nnyht /&lt;i have been a sailor," a ii'l u cnf mi hi^ w :i \ . I "re&lt;l j'a 1 leu. i he beggar watched his intorroyat or. and w a crossing sweeper touch his hat most defer entially to him. "J sav, dim, who's '« w'en 'e's at 'omo he called. '. Him ?" replied the sweeper. "Don't you know who that is ? Why, tLat's Admiral Beresfovd."
No Crowding. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
No Crowding, 1 A travelling showman had a par rot, which was accustomed to imi tate his voice and words "when he _was addressing- the crowd about his tent, and always created much amusement by doing so. In the course of man's wanderings they came to a fanning" region, and here one day the parrot escaped and took to the fields. The show man organised a posse of men and boys, and went In pursuit of tho fugitive. After a good deal of vain search, they heard a great clamour in a tall tree on the edge of a wood. Creep ing up to the place, they found that the poor parrot was up in the tree, stripped of most of his fea thers, and surrounded by a flock of screaming rooks, who wore picking at him mercilessly. In the midst of it all the parrot was calling out, at the top of his voice : "One at a time, gentlemen ! Don't crush so, please ! Take your time ! There's plenty of room! Take your time*!''
"Man Engine" Used in Cornish Mine. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
' Man Engine " Used in Cornish Mine. 7 ' In one of the mines of Cornwall, England, a curious device, known, as a "man engine," is in use for conveying the miners to and from the deep workings. Near the mouth of the shaft is a large walk ing-beam engine. To the rim of the flywheel of this engine (says "Popular Mechanics") a driving rod is attached, and by means of a pivoted connection, the motion of the wheel is transmitted to a ver tical lifting rod in the mine shaft, as shown in the illustration. The lifting rod has a vertical move ment of 12 ft. At intervals of 12ft. platforms are supported- both on the lifting rod and on the side of the shaft, and the sets of plat forms are so arranged us to be at the same level at the -high and low position of the rod. In descending, tlio miner steps on tlio '-moving', platform when it is" at the end of the \ip-stroke, and is carried down 12ft. He then steps off and waits for the next up-stroke, when he is carried down another L2ft. This process...
AT No. 10. A PEEP INSIDE THE PREMIER'S HOME IN DOWNING STREET. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
AT No. 10. I A PEEP INSIDE THE PREMIER'S HOME IN DOWNING STREET. downing Street, it has often been snid, symbolises our British habit of burying; national treasures. This Narrow, quiet, fifty-j'ards cul-de snc is the most famous street in the world ; its name is known and re spected in all the great Chancel lories and embassies ; it is part of the pilgrimage of the globe-trotter; vol the average Londoner passes it daily without noting that he does, so. The life of Downing Street dates back to 1663,-when the baronet of that name built the houses that yu>\v represent the official residences of the Prime Alinister and the Chan cellor of the Exchequer. Its memo ries make an imperishable landmark in the record of British history. The only meeting between Welling t'Mi and r^o'son took place in this street. Both were waiting for an audience with the Minister for War and the Colonies. Wellington (then Sir Arthur Wellesley) knew >"elson from his pictures; Nelson did not know the soldie...
Medicos and the Pictures. TELLING HOW THE FILMS ARE BEING ADAPTED FOR SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Medicos and the Pic tures. TELLING HOW THF, FILMS ARE BEING ADAPTED FOR SCIEN TIFIC PURPOSES. Asked what he considered the most wonderful bioscope films, a manu facturer;.- without hesitation replied those made for the medical profes sion. These films, which have been takcy; with the aid of physicians such as Mr. F. Martin-Duncan, F-U.r.S. Eng; Professor Dastre, France ; and Dr. K. Blake Bald win, Chicago, are not only wonder ful, but will, without doubt, prove n great aid to the study of di seases. Dr. Blake Baldwin's work con sists of pictures of patients suffering from locomotor ataxia, paralysis, and similar diseases. Each day dur ing treatment the patient was made to go through certain movements while pictures were taken to show what progress had been made to wards finding the proper treatment or"cure of the disease. Dr. Victor -Lespinasse has made films showing the growth and life of typhoid und cholera microbes by means of a . powerful microscope and a camera fixed to a clock...
Land Board. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Land Board. A Land Board, presided over by ' Messrs E. A. Curry, Land Officer, ' Horsham, and A. Tobin, District i Surveyor, Murtoa, was held at the Court House, Natimuk, on Wednes day morning. Mr .J. W. Power ap peared to support the applications of I the M'Clure brothers, and Mr H. B. I Cathcart to support that of L. M'Rae. The following cases were dealt with : Allotments 23A and 40A, 250 acres, parish of Arapiles ar.d Tooan.^-.Rec ommended to Thos Chapman. The other applicants were-H. Adams jnr., Margaret Adams, A G M'Clure, R J M'Clure. T A M'Clure, L H M'Rae, Walter Scott, Emily J Scott. Allot 4A, 250 acres, parish Tooan. -Recommended to John M'Lachlin. The unsuccessful applicants vs'sre H Adams jnr., Margaret Adams, A G M'Clure. R J M'Clure, T A M^Clure, D M'Laughlin, Thos Chapman,. Hy M'Clure, H Scott, Sarah A Scott, J C M'Rae. Application by Catherine Lambert; for a bee site on range parish of Connangorach.-Granted Question of disposal of small por tfon of land near Mitre La...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Shire ol Arapiles VifOIICE is hereby given that, for the purpose of carrying out repairs to approaches, the bridge over the Natimuk Creek on the roid from Natimulc to M 2rapiles will be CLOSED against all traffic. While bridge is closed poisons travelling oa the Mount Arapilss road may cro»3 the creek ne«r the Natiinuk-Tooaa ioad where a good crossing will be rn^de WM. SINCLAIR, Shire Secretary Shire Office. Noradjuh.i, 3/3/14 Auctions IMPORTANT EXTENSIVE AND POSITIVELY UNRESERVED Clearing Sale At MATSMUK By order of the Executors in the Estate of the late Fred. Schmidt Also by order of Mrs. Fred. Schmidt 11 Splendid Horses, 500 Sheep, and Up-to-date Farming Plant MONO AY, MARCH 23,1914 At i o'clock YOUNG- BROS. Associated with HAGElTHORN & BOLTON TTNDER instructions from the Execu ^ tors of the late FRED. SCHMDTjJ and also on account of MRS F. SCHMIDT, will sell as above, positively without reserve - ist. InEstatelita FRED SCHMIDT McKay, Sunshine Harvester, in good order Mc...
Quantong News [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Quantong News (I'Vom our Correspondent.) A public meeting was held in the local Ha'l on the night of Friday, 6tn inst to inaugurate ft branch of the Peoples' Party. Mr G Muegel, who was voted to the chair ably filled that position. Mr Harold Smith, of Lo wer Norton, addressed the meeting at some length, descrioing in detail the objects and policy of the party. After some discussion it was decided to at once form a branch. Mr Mue» gel after'much persuasion consented to be president. Mr Asplio who is a very energetic worker for the party was elected vice-president. Mr Fred Lane, jnr, accepted the position of secretary, and Mr Harry Overall that of treasurer. Mr Smith (secretary of Vectis branch) was present at tha meeting, and handed o\er to the Quantoug secretary the names of a number of members, who reside near Quantong. Mr tlavoid Smith was accorded a very hearty vote of thankt, on the motion of Messrs Liliywhit® and Asplin for his presence, which necessitated travelling over many ...
Tennis News. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Tennis News. A tournament for a trophy pre sented by Mr L. Walker is now being played on the Natimuk court. The winners of the first roundywere Bennott (owe (30) v/Whielan, 6-i 6-1. M'Lennan (owe 4-6ths 50) v. Bev. Cole (owe 15), 6-1, 6.-1 Eosel (owe 30) v. Lockwood (scr.) 6-3,6-2 .Johnston (owe il5) v. Waller (owe 15), 6-5,3-6,6-5 Barker (owe 40) v. Flight (owe 15) 6-3, 6-5 ' Walker (owe 40) aad Jory (owe 15) byes Fenton (owe 30), walk over, Second Round. M'Lenuan v. Bennet, 6 -1, 6 -2 Johnston v. FeutoD, 6-3, 6-4 I Walker v. Jory, 6 -1, 6 -2 Eosel v. Baiker, to be played | A fcflam of tennis players-eight gentlemen and two ladies-lrorn Dimboola will visit Natimuk on SaU urday (to-morrow) afternoon,and meet an equal number from the local club. An interesting eonteu1; is expected. The following pairs will represent Natimuk : McLennan and Walker Walker and Barkjr Bennett and Johnston. Waller and Flight.
Farewell [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Farewell A send-off to Mrs G W Eastwood, of Vectis, which took the fo-m of a a garden party t was held at, Mr? R K Bird's residence at Natirank ou Tuesday week evening, a large nnm» ber of Jadies being present, some of them motoring from H jrsham for the occasion.i, Avery happy, joliy even ing was spent, musical selections by Madame Bellmont and Miss bchnr maun, and vocal items by Mesdames Walker and Bird and Misses McGor** lick and Boyd adding much to the en-joymer.t A tray with a large number of articles was handed round j for a brief inspection, after which those present tested their inemorios by writing down the different articles Three ladies tied for_ the prize a bottle of perfume--which was won eventually by Miss McClnre. Dur ing the evening a very handsome silver chain bag was presented by Mrs Rosel to Mrs Eastwood Mrs Rose) expressed the general regret feli for Mrs Eastwood's departure, i and also the vepy warm wishes for future happiness in her new home. Mrs Eastwood suita...
Natimuk Stock Sale [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Nati'iiuk Stock Sale Messrs Yonng Bros held a very successful stock sale at their Natimuk yards yesterday, when they disposed of the following lines: - 30 mei-ino ewes, in lamb to Lin colns 8/6 70 merino ewes, in lamb to merino rams, 7/ 78 merino ewes, in lamb to merino rams. 1©/ 23 crossbred ewes, 10/6 36 mixed sheep, 5/6 312 merino weaners, 11/6 100 marino weaners, 10/6 255 crossbred vreaners, 12/6 119 merino wethers, 12/9 S3 merino ewes, m lamb to merino rams 9/ 2C mcino weaners, 11/6 151 merino ewesi 4 tooth, 13/6 9S merino ewes, in lamb to Lins coins, 9/6 Steers. £3/6/ Springer, £2/10/ Heifer, 15/ Young cattle. 21/ Thoy also sold privately : 500 meriuo wethers, 10/6 SCO merino weaners, 9/5 '200 merino weaners, 2/6 200 meriuo ewes, in lamb to Lin colns, 10/2 40 merino weaners, 7/6 190 meriuo ews, in Iamb to merino rams, 9/6 1 -19 merino ewes, in lamb to Lin* coins, 12,6 loO meriuo owes, 4 tooth, in lamb to meriiioes, 12/6 80 aged e\ves> in la'nb to merinoe.-?, 8/6 25 cross la...
Auction Report [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Auction Report Messrs tlagelthorn and Bolton, of Horsham, report a small yarding of sheep nt their yards on Saturday last when they sold merino wethers at 1 and merino ewes at. 12/0. On Saturday. 2lst, at our offices, we will sell hy public anction, 241 acres of freehold land and 720 acres leasehold ?and, in the parishes or Kuaawing and Wartook, in the estate of A C Matthews ; also 36E acres of freehold land, in the parish of Knaawing on account of Mr A J T Matthews. On same day, at our offices, we will also sell by public auction, on account of Mr D T McKenzie, 320 acres of freehold land, in the parish of Knaaw ing. On Monday, 23rd, in conjunct tiou with Messrs Toung Bros, we will conduct an extensive clearing sale at Natimnk, on account of the executors in the estate of the late Fred Schmidt Bt wlrch 500 sheep, 11 splendid horses and a superior farm plant will i offered j
The Man in the Corner. Acheil's amang ye takin' notes an' faith he'll predt'em [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
The Ifan in the, Corner. . i - i A eh i el's aman^ yc talc in' notes an' fait-a he'll preDt 'em A lady, nnnsed to ^travelling, took train from Melbonrne to Adelaide. At Ballarat she askod how far it was' to Mnrtoa, and the porter told her it was a long way. At Beaufort she aske.l the guard if that was Murtoa. She repeated the question at every stopping place, and when Stawell was reached the guard losi his patier.i8. "JN"O," he said, this is. not Mnrtoa, it is Stawell, I'll tell yon when we get to Murtoa." Bat he forgot un«&lt; til the train had started fi'om that» place. He had the train stopped-and put back to the station again Find ing the lady lie said, "This is Murtoa" The lady was profuse in "her.thanks. " Bub are nt' you going to get out, " asked the guard. " Oh, no. the doctor told nae to take my medicine at Murtoa."'
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Professional JNotlces C. w. IATHEES DENTIST (Late A Harris) FIREBRjLCE STREET, HORSHAM. (Next White Heart Hotel) H^Personally in Attendance Daily Painless Extractions---2s ' 6d Laughing Gas Laughing Gas Laughing Gas Laughing Gas Absolutely without pain, danger, or after effects, os Artificial .teeth a specialty, and guaranteed perfect for eating,, speaks ing and natural appearance. No misfits Temporary plates made im* mediately after extraction All opers aliens painless Sets of teeth from £9/2/ Gold and Porcelain Crowns. Bridget work. Gold Amalgum Porcelain Fillings, eti Hours, 9 till 6; Wednesdays, 9 till !. Dates of Next Visit By my Kepreseatati ve c ;w. DOUQALL who is recorded by thf. Dental Board of Victoria. NAT^MUK-Newton's Hotel) on Tuesday, March 24th, 0OROELE.-Seery's Hotel, on Wednesday, March 25, 4 till 6.30 R.-S. GBANT, LD? DENTIST, (Late GRANT and SIMP KIN; Dentists.) Of Puis Austral Building FIREBRACE ST, HORSHAM. Will Vttif NatlmuJc and Qoroke on ,*tet $\vev belou . N...
MEMORIES OF THE PAST. GYMBOWEN AND WEST WIMMERA POINEERS SOCIAL [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
STORIES OF THE PAST. GYM BOWES" AND WES I' WlllMFRl IMOXEEi:? SOCIAL One of the mosl successful social1 functions yet held in Gymbowen took place in the Mechanics Hall on Wed nesday, iith instant, ii the form cf a pioneers' social. Although steady, rain set in at 5 p, over z >0 person* atteu de and without doubt 50 or more folk were de'erred by the-rain. S ciability wis a marked feature from the siart to the ftoisb. The committee, and especi ally the piesident ( . r A. Richard?) and the secret?ry (Mr F. Muegel) deserve the greatest praise possible for the wa_\ in which the arrangements were carried out. It is hoped that this movement will become an annua1 affair, fcr the more we of the present generation reflect the greater should be our reaped for the men who fought their way into the heart of Australia and opened up our country. Probably we will nevrr know the extreme hardships they suf fered. Soms of the oldest inhabitants present were Mrs Ryan, 76 years; Mr \V. A. Robinson, S...