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JAPANESE ENTERTAINMENTS [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
J A PA N ES E EXTEKTAI NAIE NTS otagc management m Japan is somewhat eccentric.. When an actor is killed during the play a man in. black rushes on and holds a large cloak before the supposed corpse, who rises and runs off the sta^o. The scenes are never shifted, hut the whole sins^o revoUes upon wheels; while between the acts the. children nnioMC the audie:;e" rush be hind the curtain and play until the drum heats for another act. The performa lice. begins at 1" a.m.. and She audience provision themselves for twenty-four hours, curling thorn selves up on mats and smoking the whole time. The lead keel of the Vanderbilt de fender of the America-Cup, weighing 121,0001b., has been cast at Bris tol, Rhode Island, U.S.A. Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain is a descendant of one of tho Pilgrim Fathers.
How Gamblers Cheat. SOME TRICKS OF SHARPERS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
How Gamblers Cheat. SOJIE TRICKS OF SHARPERS. Wherever you find the gambles, there," also, will be the sharper al ways be, and below are given a few of the . common devices cm ployed by him. A coin which is frequently used for the purpose: of cheating at spin ning coins is an ordinary penny filed round the edge so that the rim is at . a slight' angle. This coin possesses the additional advan tage of being able to be safely handled by the dupe, for the angl&lt; is so very slight that it cannot be detected by anyone not in the se secret. It will be obvious that when such a coin is spun upon its edge it will always fall on one side-viz., the side whoso edge pre sents the smallest circumference. ; The popular card game called " Banker" in the hands of a shar per readily lends itself to trickery. The usual method of cheating at this game is to use a prepared pack#-technically known as "longs and shorts," which is easily pre pared from an ordinary pack by merely sand-papering down...
SOME GOOD RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
SOME GOOD RECIPES. ; f wYou need never he at a loss for a-perfect sweet course so long as, currants arc available. - A spccial feature in every well-organised household is a knowledge of cur rant cookery. It has many advan tages. lOirst, the regular use of currants is conducive to health that is all important ; second, it is very economical ; and last, Vljut not least, the flavour of a dish. that contains currants is always . attrac tive. A larder with a-reserve of currants is always well stocked." Always have them handy; The fol lowing recipos have been specially prepared by a leading expert in domestic cookcry.
DAINTY DOILY. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
DAINTY DOILY.: V , .This pretty doily has a centre of fino liuon. The medallions" arc made of Battenberg braid, the cen tre of each being a ring-, which can be bought ready-made. The medallions are caught to gether with a thread or two of the linen used in working tho designs, and fastened to the scallopcd edgo of the doily with " spider threads "?;! alid webs, as shown in t'ho illustra ..tiou.
PUFF PASTE FOR MINCE PIES. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
PUFF PASTE FOR MINCE PIES. Wash. well, half a pound of butter, working; it with the hands so as to extract nil the salt and butter-milk. This will help to make .tKo pastry more-delicate. When well washed divide it into two cakes> and : drop them into a basin of cold water. Fill a pint measure with dry flour, put it into a basin, adding- half a teaspoonful . each of salt and castor sugar. Take one of the pieces of butter,: wipe ;? it, and with the hands -work it into the flour. When this is done take a knife and stir in enough cold; . water (aboxtt half a cupful should bo sufficient) to bring the paste to. tho proper consistency, -and work it up with the knife into the shape of a ball. Dust the . pasteboard over with "flour, turn the paste out on to it without touch ing, and roll out quickly and light ly, taking care - not to break the pastry. When it is about a quarter i ofinii inch in thickness take the re*t r of" the butter, wipe it, and cut it into, dice, and sprinkle them all...
CURRANT SODA SAKE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
CURRANT SODA SAKE. lib. flour, - 21b. currants, ilb. brown or moist sugar, jib. butter, 2 eggs, , 2 teaspoonfuls i" treacle; 1 teaspoonful bl-carbouate : of soda, i pint milk. Method.-Mix the flour and soda, rub in the butter, add sugar and currants, then the .treacle,-...milk and beaten eggs. Heat all w'ell together, fill in two well-buttered cake moulds, and bake in a. moderately hot oven for about 1£ hours. ?
AS HE GOT IT. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
AS 11E can' IT. A new I y-married l,idy way being in-j tor viewed by the reporter of the to- ] eal paper just alter the ceremony. "And after the honeymoon where j do you intend to settle down," was his final i|ury(i«'ti. "At the old manse," .said the bride as she hurried away. The reporter thought it sounded u j hit familiar, but he derided to use J it. so when it. appeared in print j the report finisiwd up "After the honeymoon the lmppy couple intend to live fat the old man's."
SHEEP CENSUS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
SHEEP CENSUS. -?- ^ ? ?' ? Austria ... ... ~ 2,428,586; Hun'gary .. . 7,526j&lt;83 Bosina-Herzegovina ~. 2,498,831 Belgium ... ... ... ... ... 23;>,722 Bulgaria ... ... - ... ... ... 8,130,997 Denmark, Iceland, etc. ».* 1,319,19* Finland ... ... ... - «... -r , jPP'M1j-' France ^ Germany .7, &lt;03, &lt; 1 Greece 4,568,158 Italy - - 11,162,708 Montenegro ". 400,000 Netherlands ~ .«-t 889,9o6 Norway . ... ". ... 1.393,4'18 Portugal ... 3.072,998 Iioumaiiia ^ ... ..." 5,655,441 Russia in Europe 46,989,000 Saxony 58,18o Servia 3,160,106. Spain ..\ 15,117,103 Sweden... - «Q^P?~ ^ Switzerland 159, &lt;27 Turkey ...~ "6,912,563 United Kingdom 31,082,461 All other Europe-- 26,120 Total Europe_i*r ». ...179,516,437 New South Wales ~. ... 45,032,022 Victoria 13,857,801 Queensland 20,3S7,83S I South Australia ... T..- ... 6,207,477 West Australia 5,40S,583 Tasmania ... ; l,78S,3i0 Total Australia ... "... 92,712,031 AjjcklariS 1,239,557 Napier (Gisborne) 5,5...
Why Fat Kings Were So Popular. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Why Fat Kings Were So Popular. There was for generations a cus tom in India of weighing the king,' or ruler, in gold, and giving that gold to the poor. The custom pre vails to-day in some parts of In dia, and King George V. of Eng land would have been weighed dur ing his visit there, in keeping with the custom, had he been .an ordi nary Eastern monarch. Perhaps this weighing in gold was because most Indian, rulers were extremely fat gentlemen;: At anv rate, it was the -fat" monarchs who were the most popular in tlio olden days, for on Lhe "weighing days" every additional, poxind of king meant so many more rupees for the poor. A Maharajah who was recently crowned seated himself in one of the gold pans of the balance, while: into the other was thrown gold coin until royalty rose in the scales. The Mahrarajah, by nn. unwritten law, did not become legally chief until lie had been weighed inthis: maimer. In olden times the .custom prevailed of throwing the - money, into the air and letti...
Bird Migration. TWO GREAT PUZZLES. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Bird Migration. & TWO GREAT PUZZLES. In connection with the phennm I cnon of the migration of birds, the two great puzzles arc-Why does it exist ? and How is it performed 7 ( Tho first question is not. answered | hv snying it is a. habit- into which some birds have fallen for the sake ? of securing- to themselves those means or conditions of lifo that nro im plied by "fitting temperature, and sufficiency of food." T1'ere nro birds that migrate when, to all human nppea rancc, there is no i need for doing it. Tho fieldfare to take a familiar example-might, as well live and breed In Scotland during the summer, so far na tem perature and food supply go, as does its congener the thrush. Tho answer to the question must show the reason for the formation of tho habit-must say why migration first began, and why it continued till the habit became an inherited in stinct. It must show why certain air routes are followed that do not seem to be the best available; and why the migration is...
THE WEST WIMMERA MAIL AND NATIMUK ADVERTISER FRIDAY, MARCH 20 [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 20 March 1914
THE WEST WIip[ERA MAIL AND NATIMUK ADVERTISER FRIDAY, ?>] ARCH 20 The news that Mr L Walker will give np the headfcoachership of the Natirunk State School at Easter will be received with regret by all local residents-particularly parents of children attending school-for dur ing the past four years he has taught the scholars with conspicious ability, and he has'taken a keen interest in the general improvement of the school surroundings. Since his as sociation with the school many injs provementB and reforms have been carried out, The scholars and thoii parents alike feel they are losing a teacher wlicBe~place will, indeed, not be easy to fill A shower tea is to be tendered to Miss Elsie Bilston-whose marriage with Mr Holford Jory takes place on April 15 - by her lady well- wishers at the residence of Mrs J. G. Nitschke, Natimuk, next Thursday evening. Mr Harry Moody and Master Reg Wilcman have completed a canoe with canvas, and is to be floated upon Lake Natirunk on Saturday. It w...
To the Grave by Motor-car [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
To the Grave by R/3otor-car "Motor -weddings are no novelty, hut the other day a motor funeral was to he seen sweeping nlong Bal hain High Hoad, "London, at a level twelve miles . an hour. Silent was the cortege, save Tor one of .two- subdued toots. - of the horn. ^.-irst-came the hearse, which was .improvised . from . a covered ; and : glazed: passenger brake, in the in sterior ' of! which the :oak coffin show 'ed dimly. j-Behind came an open car filled with wreaths of white flowers and 'violets. Following were the ^mourners in eight or ten closed, dark-hued motors. So to the grave some dead-and geme motorist was Tiurried-by tes tamentary wish, no doubt-at a sliced at least comparable with that demanded in life.
Back to the Land. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
Baek to. th-a Lam3. There are too many "dreamers and thinkers," And not enough tillers of the soil; , There are too many caters arid j drinkers A.\ ho use up the products of toil; Then; are too many boosters and boomers, With manners too easy ami bland ; We're cursed - with too many con sumers. We ought to go bock to the land.. There are too many getters and inkers. And not , enough-men who produce ; There are too many broad rolling acres Intouched and untitled-out of use; We stick where the grime and the grit is, And the streets with the poor are a-swarm; We're crowded too much in the cities, We ought to go back to the farm. We've got to be workers nnd ploughers, Who sweat in the fields like true men ; We've got to make \ise of our powers To make the land blossom again. What, me ? On a farm ? And to stay there ? Well, not for a bundle of pelf ! I was trying to show you the way tli ere. l'.ut I'll stick to the city myself..
THE WATCH'S WORK. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
THE WATCH'S WORK. The wyrk a watch will do in ten years is surprising. In. that time, which inciudes t wo leap years, and consequently a total o: .'!,it.'i'J iia\s, the hour hand has mn&lt;ie 7,.'!o I and the minute ha (id S7.0 1S revolutions. The end of an a\enige minute hand tra\e!s over 10..920 yards-over six miles. Tiie second hand has made ."5.2.">.9.S9o revolutions, and its ex tremity has traversed on the dial a distance of upv/ards oi 1.2:5 miles. The escape wheel has made ."52, .")SS.S''ii reiointions, and. as it lias fn'toen tvetli, it has come 789,.92:5, i"in times in contact with each pal let. The balance has made 1.577, (>11,000 \ibrations. and any point or; the outside of tin? rim has cov ered a distanee fit" about ."50,000 miles, and that is eipial to twice the circumference of the earth. Among clerical anecdotes is that iif the \icar and th&lt;» curate who had cjiiarr.'Iled, and the curate was re 11 nested to find some other congre gation to mini...
Why We Write L. S. D. ORIGINS OF EVERYDAY SIGNS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
Why We Write.L. S. ORIGINS OK EVERYDAY SIGNS. There are all sorts and kinds of familiar signs which are often seen in books and newspapers, and which are frequently used in writing, the meanings of which are well-known, but as to how they .came to be "used':few people are able to say. l-'or instance, money signs for pounds,; shillings, and pcnce are al ways vindicated . by three letters L s. d.-whicli originate from the ..Latin words librae, solidi.. and de narii, and which mean pounds,^shill ings, - and pence, the initial letters being taken in each case : to give the sign so often used. The let ters lb, for pounds, of- weight, is made up of the" first and third let ters of the Latin word librae. In the short cwt. for hundred weight, and dwt. for pennyweight, the. wt is an abbreviation of weight the first and last letters being the accepted -nilcr-and I ho. c is the Latin numeral for a hundred, and, d is Vf-ed . as the first letter ~ of denar ius, a penny.; -? Oz. is the short for ...
THE GATEWAY OF THE EAST. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
THE GATEWAYCOF THE EAST. . f. Twelve days at .sea from Birken- j head on the ocean highway to Bom bay will seo you- passing the famous j statue of Be Lessens, which looks j over arid "past the ramshackle build- I ings of 1'ort Said to the entrance of j the famous Suez Canal, of which he ) was, as everyone knows, the engi neer . To a Western eye. as yet unfa. ? miliar' with, the fascinating and in congruous East, Tort Said offers the first, glimpse ot Eastern life, and the conditions under which exist ence is maintained tinder hot .sun. Hitherto you have been accustomed to chimneys-hero are none ! This, 5 erhaps, is the first thing that is noted as the liner draws up to her moorings opposite the landing places ; the next is a babel of voices alongside, as numberless boats rush j ni ross the short distance from the shore carrying all the oddments of humanity who make a living from the pockets of Eastern travellers. Here they come Arabs in long blue robes selling postcards, Turkish del...
Brimpaen-Horsham Road. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
Briinpaen- Horsha 111 Road. Cr Smith said at Tuesday's meet* ing of the Arapiles Council that* he had attended for Cr Elliot the meet* ing of the Wimmera Sbire Council in regaid to the request for assistance in repairing the main Brimpaen to Horsham road. They know by the Press reports what had occurred at that, meeting Ho would move that the council go into committee The motion w*s carried. Upon the Council resuming, Crs Smith and Curtis moved, in accord* ance with tho determination arrived at in committee - That ovring to unofficial overtures haying being made by a councillor of the Wimmera Shirt for more favor able consideration o? the Horshamo Brimpaen road thai this Council in struct its secretary . So request 5he Wimmera :Council to re-open the question and endeavor to arrange & meeting of the ivro enginoors with a view to Councils spending J100 each