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Cricket Notes EDENHOPE VBRINGALBERT [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
Cricket Motes EDENHOPE YBRINGALBERT The last lound of cricket for the Mitchell Trophy- was played last Saturday ^between Bdenhope and Bringalbertoiu the Edenhope ground, and resulted in a win for Edenhope. The scores were as follows : BRINGALBE RT .. \V Craig; b L Kelly ... 5. A Stephens c Kelly b Virgoe ... 5 J Stephens c Kelly b 3r^rSoe' --»*. E Hinqh not out ... 5 ... 22 A:>Bartrara b Virgoe ... - ... 12 F Jjyi'ingb Kelly ... . .. «5 F Stephens b Virgoe ... >;4.9l A Stephens b Virgoe ... ' ... i H Stehn b Yirgoe ... ... I Sundries .. . .. ^ Total 69 Bowling-L Kelly 2 for 11. P E Virgoe 6 for 3S. E Schinckel 0 for 1 EDENHOPE E Ferguson c Craig b Hinch ... 75 E Schinclrel b J Stephens ... 2 S Ramsden c Myring b Stephens 2 P E Virgoe b Hinch ... ... 81 T Kelly c A Stephens b Stephens 57 L Kelly b Hinch ... ... 2 W Fletcher c Stephens b Craig 5 D McDonald c and b A Stephens 9 "Waraer c A Stephens b .1 Stephens 1 Kelly c Myring b A Stephens ... 0 J Chambers not oat ... 0 Sundrie...
Edenhope [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
Edenhope (From our Correspondent) The armnal meeting of the Eden hope Race Clnb was held on Friday last The day was fine and there was au unusnlly large crowd of people prtsent The nominations were a record A protest was entered by \~irgoe and Peach against Sonsa in the Trial Stakes on the ground that Son sa had won an advertised race ex ceeding £.'> After a lengthy discus* sion by the stewards as to whether hnidle laces were considered, it was decided to ignore the protest and re funk the deposit mouey Mrs .1 Clark had eliirge of the luncheon booth, and Mr I> Mitchell the publican'* booth On Thursday afternoon Bishop Green, of Ballarat. held a confirm ation service at. which thirteen can didates were confirmed A female witness in a polwv court cas&lt;3 gave simc very extfnoidmai t evidence According t&lt;i her s»or\ she acted as a detoy to wo meu, wbo, armed with revolvers mi : blndgeous, robbed ti e 'iun she bid
THE GARDEN. EFFECT OF LIGHT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF FRUIT. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
THE GARDEN. ±-,-_ EFFECT OF LIGHT OX THE DE VELOPMENT OF FRUIT. Experiments have been made to as certain the influence that light exer cises on the development of fruit, and the results are interesting. The experiments were made by let ting the fruit ripen (1) in bags that shut out all rays of ligbt, (2) i'i transparent bags giving an attenua ted light. (3) fruit exposed topfull daylight ; the trials were made on crapes, cherries, pears, apples, etc. Prom the results it vronld appear that light is absolutely -necessary i >n 1 \ during the first-stages of the formation of fruit and grain. After this initial stage has passed, the fruit seem able to complete' its de velopment and maturity .equally well in obscurity as in full light, although under the influence of the latter s greater amount, of dry substance wjm. acquired. It was observed that the best re sults were obtained when the c,row ing fruit was under the influence of an attenuated light, and also that the acidity of the fr...
THE FARM. WHAT IS THE MATTER? [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
-4 WHAT IS THE MATTER ? Talkdng with a farmer not long since about the present demands up on the man who tills the soil, he ^"Sometimes 1 get almost discour arcd It secros as though the col leges' and you editors were crowding the farmers along faster than we know what to do. It didn't used to be so. The demands for this and that change are coming thicker and faster." We do not wonder that some fann ers f»-el like this. The minds of men arc Retting greatly stirred as to the necessity for more and better know ledge, for better methods concerning the handling of our farms. The verv conservative farmer, like- our frienl above quoted, does not feel just clear that those things arc just right, so th°v feel uncertain. Like honest t men, 'they want to do what is for ; ti,e best. " They do not feel like ad mitting. that they have been wron* i in their understanding of their soil. ' They will confess that it does not act' as it used to twenty-five or / ! thirty rears ago. Like most men, ! th...
PART 5. CHAPTER XI. AN OFFER THRICE REFUSED. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
PART 5. ' CHAPTER XI. AN OFFER THRICE REFUSED. Captain Gore frowned as he-turned sharply from the porthole and cauglit Dick's glance fixed upon his face ; then he laughed an_evil .little laugh. "You take matters coolly,s Mr. Sherlock Holmes the Second," ^he said. * . "And why not ?" .Dick asked, de fiantly. "Ay, why not ? I like your spirit, sir, and I trust you will prove as sensible as you are plucky. Had I ? wished' it, I; could have had you in my power long-ago - at any time after you played the spy at Wap ping. Your subsequent 'movements, both in London and New York, were watched by my agents. They had no ! : intentions of taking you yet-so long as you did not attempt to use your fangs-and it was entirely an acci dent that you ran across tne Senor Monte;o the other night and forced his hand." "The title you bestowed upon me is rightly yours," Dick answered. "I am flattered to think that you took such an interest io my movements." "I had reasons," said Gore, "and reasons of whic...
(All Rights Reserved.) THE Secret Island. A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
X&J3 ragtita Reserved-) THE . Story of a Strange arid Exciting Adventure. $ /By W. Murray Grsyxion, Author of "Matthew Quin," "The Curso of the Cardews," etc., etc. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. While on a cruise round the world in his steam yacht "Boadicea," Dick Valentine, only son of a wealthy English gentlemau residing at Heron Court, witnesses a strange scene en acted in raid-ocean. An ironclad cruiser stops the cargo steamer Golden Horn, bound for San Fran cisco, and forcibly abducts from the cabin Captain I'aul Yolborth, a fam ous Russian military engineer, who lias escaped from Siberia. The Bri tish man-of-war Malta, in answer to the steamer's signal of distress ar rives too late to be of any assist ance, for the mysterious cruiser as soon as the Malta is sighted vanishes at immense speed. Dick recognises one of the officers of tlie Malta to be Lieutenant Grenville. Sis months after his return to England. Dick learns of the failure of the Orient '?Bank through which hi...
Giant Mollusc that Traps Men. PEARL DIVERS SEIZED AND HELD AT BOTTOM OF SEA. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
Giant Mollusc that Traps fVien. A rr. PEARL DIVERS SEIZED AND HELD AT BOTTOM OF SEA. Feorling and romance are synony mous in the youthful mind-facts m the industry in Australia bring this samo romance closely home to the grown-up reader. Started in Torres Straits fifty years ago by a band of intrepid white men, it has been car ried on ever sinco with varying good fortune. Sharks, which are supposed to be a great terror, give the average di\er little concern ; he is more afraid of the sea-eel of North Queensland. A diver is perfectly safe on the sea j bottom, because man-eating sharks are not ground-feeders ; If they see him they wait till he rises /or a breath of air, and then they try to intercept him, but the diver and his long knife nearly alWay3 win. The diver's worst enemy in tne deep is the giant mollusc. This crcature, from five to seven feet across the shell, lies with extended jaws waiting for proy. The driver drops out of his boat with a heavy stone attached to his feet, a...
ON FEEDING OATS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
ON FEEDING OATS. - All horses when fix! on whole oats will swallow some whole oats with out chewing them, and the stomach cannot accomplish what the teeth fail to do. This applies to young as well as old horses. A general average by chemical an alysis in a stable of 100 horses. oUl and young, shows 21 per ccnt. wast ed. Meal after meal is so overtaxed with indigestible oats, which weaken und inflame the digestive organs so they' cannot perform their functions ami extract all the nutriment even from the masticateh oats. When you feed your horse whole oats and you see whole oats in the manure, you don't know how much nutriment the animal gets, because jnii see waste with your naked eye. Put when you feed your horse crushed oats you know exactly how much nutriment it will get. for all the nutritious parts of the oats will digest. The saliva, when the oat is opened ('crushed), will mix with the diges tible part of the oat. whether the teeth further masticate it or not. The saliva is wha...
THE DAIRY. ABOUT BUYING COWS [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
THE DAIRY ABOUT BUYING COWS I A representative letter from an 1 English dairy farmer in t.he "British Agricultural Press" says : - "Cow buying is a very uncertain business. There is much faking in the cow mar-i ket, but home-bred heifers are at least honest. Horns may be rubbed , down, and udders stocked, and other, purchases ,mny turn out deceptive ] owing to udders being what-is known , as fleshy. Many cows milk well for j the first two or three months, and ; then quickly dry off, and these are [ just the animals, .which will' be. run j round and offered for sale after their ! next^'-calving. Some- cows which milk ed well in their own homes do badly when transferred to a n8W' place. Some are sold bccause they are kick ers, or liable to blow or suffer from some recurring ailment. "No one doubts that heifers are safer buying than cows, but the fact j remains that w1^ are losing ground j as to the supply of milking cattle by j the system of dealing too exclusively j with cows. The in...
CHAPTER XIII. THE MISSING PASSENGER. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
CHAPTER XIII. THE MISSING PASSENGER.. ! Before Ivilf the distance 'was rever ed t.he yacht's jolly boat had eome up abreast, of the launch-the latter hung hack a little for it - and the two went on side by side. Leon Mon tejo was in the boat with four of the crew, iind after ex eh anoint,' a few words with Captain Gore, he shot a glance at Dick that was full of men ace and hatred. Dick " returned it scornfully, and then gave his entire attention to the Juno. The ship had a crippled appearance as she lav heaving 011 the swell. A few men were leaning front the rail, two were on the bridge, and others we.re bust ling about with considerable excite ment and noise. The launch came up to' the liner amidships, where a ladder had been put out, and with crol impudenre Captain Gore and six of his men clambered aboard the Juno, Peter Smock prodding Dick from behind. Monte jo and a companion followed front the jollV-boat. Dick, gazed about, him with this lied and shamed face. Only a few of the ...
CHAPTER XII. A CRIME ON THE HIGH SEAS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
CHAPTER XII. -- A CRIME ON THE HIGH SEAS. For three whole days after his in terview with Captain Gore there was little or'nothing to break the mono tony of Dick's confinement. He was satisfied from Gore's own words, that Grenville's chain of theories had been correct in every particular ; so he could only wait patiently until that secret island-home was reached -until the final choice of life or death should be offered him. He kept in fairly gxjod spirits, a.nd did not let himself think much of the future. A bath-room adjoined his cabin, and he was provided daily with clean linen. He had good wine and cigars, and the meals brought to him equal led the cuisine of a big ocean liner. The "something to read" promised by Captain Gore was in the form of newspapers, English and American, which covered a period of several months. They contained marked para graphs, and these Dick found very interesting. Briefly put, they showed that the public had begun to connect recent loss of ships, the p...
THE FARM. MAKING MONEY OUT OF COWS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
1 ? .T MAKING MONEY OUT OF COWS. There are ten rules for making money out of cows tuid they all begin with "milk good cows." To put the case in a nutshell, or rather to skim the cream from the whole matter, let us admit, that there are, sny, seven fundamental principles of successful dairying, about- as follows : 1. Weed out the poor cows by means of the scales and the Bab cock test. 2. Feed the good cows plenty of clean, choice stuff us close to a balanced ration as possible. 3. Eliminate competition by pro ducing a better product than the olhor fellow and demanding a good price for it. .I. Head the herd with a high class, purebred sire. 5. Raising the promising calves from the best calves only. 6. Develop a market for your surplus bull calves and other stock. 7. Feed the mind of the man be hind the cow.
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. ? When making blue-water for clothes add a lit t le salt to it. : This1 dis tributes the colour- evenly and pre vents "patches." 1 Celery may bo freshened by being left -overnight in a. solution of salt and water. To-make cabbage digestible, when half- boiled' pour off ^the water and place in fresh boiling' water. One teaspoonful of vinegar is ; a substitute for an .egg, - and makes a cake light- in - which dripping lias been used: instead of butter. A little ; soot . rubbed on to - a greasy 'stove after frying potatoes or fish "-will make shorter work afterw'ards? of-the -business of polish ing, and will economise ?the : black lead. - - White paint, can be kept - in good condition if whiting is mixed to a stiff paste with - warm; water, and used instead of - soap. Iiinse off with clear water and dry with a duster or leather. Brown leather .travelling-bags, .or any other brown leather goods; may be beautifully polished by rubbing them well , with the inside of a ba ...
Weight of Calves. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
Weight of Galwes. Calves usually weigh S per cent, of the weight- of the clam. llighty j pounds is a common weight. 1 jut- ! they sometimes vary from .">01b. | upward io l'_\">lb., or oven more, j A call nine days old would likely weigh about l!011>. more than when | born. ! For rapid growth the calf should i have all the new milk it will take ' without digestive troubles, and it ; should suck it rather than drink it. To supplement, the milk there' should be good pasture in summer ! and sila.ge and clover or lucerne ! hay in winter. As a grain ration j to be fed the year around ns sonn | as the calf will eat, nothing excels j a mixture of equal parts by mea-i sure of ground corn, ground oats, and bran. In order to cheapen the grains the bran, is frequently re placed by cut. lucerne hay and a little meal. Sunday-school Teacher : "What do we mean by the quick and the dead ?"' Small Boy : "Them as get. out of the way of"motor-cars is quick, and them as don't is dead." '
World's Wool Production. LATEST OFFICIAL RETURNS AND ESTIMATES. NORTH AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
-World's Wool Production. ? ; LATEST OFFICIAL RETURNS AND ESTIMATES. NORTH AMERICA. Country. . L»bs. ??United. States ... .... ... ... 302,343,4:00 British Pro vs..... ... ...>... 11,210,000 Mexico ' ... ......... 7,000,000 Central -America, and ' West Indies ... "1,000,000 .321,553,400 SOUTH AA1K1UCA. Argentina ... ... 368,151,500 Brazil .1,3 30,000 Chile 27,745,030 Peru ... ... ... ... -... ... ... 9,910,000 Falklands ... ... ... ... ... 4,324,000 Uruguay .*1. ... :13S,332,375 All- other S. America 5,000,000 * 554,622,955 . ASIA. - British India ... ; -... 60,000,000 China"... ... ... ."? 50,000,000 Russia (Asiatic) 60,000,000 Turkey (Asiatic) . 90,000,000 Persia" 90,000,000 All other* Asia 1,000,000 273^146 jOOO . EUROPE. United 4 Kingdom 142,877,011 Austria Hungary ... ... - 41,600,000 France ... ... 7S,000,000 Germany ... ... ... 25,600.000 Spain ... ... ... ... ... v..' ..; 52,000,000 Portugal ... ... ... ... ...10,000^000 Greece ... ..; ....? 14,000,000 Italy 21,500,000 Ru...
Holder for Flexible Lamp Cord. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
Holder for Flexible Lamp Cord. 4 ,The holder is made of a round stick-a picce of a broom handle will do-as shown in Fig. 1. It is about Tin. long with two not ches cut out, for the strands of the cord. These holders arc easily made and will answer the purpose almost, as well as the ones made in porcelain. Painting or enameling will improve not only their appear ance, hut also their insulating pro perties. Several of I hem can be used along' a line. as shown in Fig. 2. Two costers were in the British Museum, looking at (lie statue of a IJcniai! glffiliator. One of its arms was broken otY, his left leg ended at the knee, his helmet, was battered, and there were several chips from the face of the warrior. I'nder neath the statue was an inscription. "Victory." "Lor" luritme, Bill," said the gen tleman in pearlies, "if that there blOke won the victory what must 'a been the state of the bloke what lost !"
SHE WRITES UPSIDE-DOWN. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
f>HE WRITES UPSIDE-DOWN. ? . After recent disclosures of start lingly unusual children- who write &lt;iu*l .see -things upside down, now comes .the story of a twelve-year old IUnninghan girl who has had an- uncontrollable impulse to "do thii.trs backwards." .*? Ber education has made little yro ~jrrcss owing to 'this strange per verseness, which has sometimes im pelled her to write from right to left. The doctors conjectured that there ..was- some physiological abnormal ity, -and the X-rays have now dis closed the secret of the child's ec centricities. When t ho rays v. ere ap plied it was found that, the heart was on the right side of the body, and that other organs, including the brain, were misplaced.
A Locust Swarm. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
I Locust Swarm. - A novel experience for a new comer to South Africa is to en counter a locust swarm. To dwellers on the High Veldt the sight is not unusual, but one's first ac quaintance with the pest is .some what startling. A party of "newly outs" was tak ing the journey to the Victoria Fa Ha, When half-way across the Karoo, on n bright, sunny day, the sun suddenly became obscured, and the sky seemed to turn Mack. The ladies screamed in alarm ; they thought it meant an earthquake, or at least a violent tropical thunder storm, hut a voice along; the cor ridor of the train, shouting, " Lo custs swarming-close all doors and window's," explained the peculiar darkness, nnil partly calmed the feminine fears. The order was obeyed, and the passengers watched developments. The gigantic mass swooped down on the train, covering coaches and rails, and beating themselves against the windows, blotting out all light. The train slowed down to half speed, for the crushed bodies make the rails ter...
Ladies' Column. A Dainty Teacloth. MAKE ONE FOR THE BAZAAR. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 27 March 1914
A Dainty Teacloth. MAKE ONK FOR THE BAZAAR. A new idea for a dainty teacloth is always welcome, and in the sketch our artist illustrates a par ticularly pretty suggestion that may he easily carried out".. In size the cloth should be a yard square, and the material is cut into curves nt the edges and trim med with a broad frill of laco. This frill is headed with a very narrow silver braid arranged in a tiny loop between each curve. A pole blue satin applique, out lined with some of the same narrow silver braid ornaments each corner of the cloth, and the same design in rather a larger size appears in the centre. 'Diagram A shows the shape in which the satin should be cut out, arid for the corners it should mea sure about five inches across, and for the centre about seven. In the large sketch the cloth is shown folded up, and-only one corner of it is visible ; but in Diagram B it is illustrated laid out quitgflat, so that the whole design . may be seen. When making this cloth for home ...