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WOMEN MOST ATTRACTIVE AFTER THIRTY. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 20 March 1914
WOMEN MOST ATTRACTIVE . AFTER THIRTY. Some man has said-and many have echoed his sentiments (writes Philip pa Lyman in one of the magazines) that the most attractive woman in the world is an unmarried, good-look In* woman, between thirty and forty -providing her spinsterbood has not toure&lt;t.her disposition. A woman at that agp has usually acquired a cer tain poise, has kept her person ex quisitely. groomed, ami her wits sharp ened. Cares of the household Save not deterred he r from keeping up to date In' plays and hooks and music, and even though she may be a bread winner. she is linire than- likely to have found timo in noiuire some ac complishments wliii-h will make her .ought after: o&lt;.&lt; aaicmally she even lias that rare on>- "f li' ing a good list ener-and every man >v111 agree with me that that, of all feminine accom plishments, Is quite tic most charm ing. ' The man lias never seen her with her hair srrewed Into "natural wavers" or pourin...
THE NARROW ESCAPE OF "THE VENUS OF MILO." [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 20 March 1914
THE NARROW ESCAPE OF "THE VENUS OF M1LO." la the year 1820 the VenuB of Mllo «u found by a Greek peasant in a grotto In tbe Island of Melos, In Greece. Soon after it was bought by . Frenchman, tbe Marquis ot Ri viere,, who presented it to Louis XVIII: The Kins placed it in the bouvre. There it remained undis turbed until the siege of i'aris, when fearing It would be co-.Iscated and ? perhaps removed it the Prussians took the city, it was placed in a box of oak, and was hidden behind a false wall at the Prefecture of the Police. To deceive possible seekers, a falso hiding-place containing some things of value was placed immediately in front of the real-one and also walled up. Fortunately no harm befell this treasure, but following the war came the Commune, and it was judged ex pedient to leave the Venus in its hid tag-place till quieter times. Then came-Incendiarism, and the building was on fire. When this was extin guished, those who were in the se cret hastened to see if the statue...
JAPANESE ENTERTAINMENTS [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 20 March 1914
J APAXESE KNTJ3KTAINMENTS Stago management; in Japan , is somewhat eccentric; When an actor is killed during .the pluy. a man in 'tiluck rushes on and holds a largo cloak befdro the supposed corpse, who rises und runs oft the stago. The scenes avu never shifted, but tin; whole stage revolves upon wheels whilo between the acts tho. children among Ilia audience rush be-" hind the curtain and piny until th« drum beats tor another act. The performance begins at 10 a.m., and the nudienco provision thcmselvr? for twenty-four hours, curling thorn- - selves lip on mats and smokins tho whole timo. I'ho lead keel of the Vanderbilt dc Ifender of the America-Cup, weighing 124,0001b., has-been cast nt Bris tol, Uhodo Island, U.S.A. Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain is ek descendant of ono of tho Pilgrim Fat fiord.
How Gamblers Cheat. SOME TRICKS OF SHARPERS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 20 March 1914
How Gamblers Cheat. SOME TRICKS OF SHARPERS. Wherever you find the gambler, there, also, will be the sharper al ways be, anil. below aro given a few of tlio common dovices em 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 bo safely handled by the dupe, for tlio angl&lt; is so very slight that it cannot be detected by anyone not in the se secret.. 11 will be obvious that when such a coin Is-spun' upon its edge it will always fall on one side-viz., the sido whose edge pre sents the smallest circumference. The popular card - game called " Hanker" in the hands of a shar per readily lends itself to trickery. The usual method of cheating :-l this game is to use a prepared pock, technically known as "lonps and shorts," which is easily pre pared from an ordinary pack by merely sand-pape...
Church Cricket Association COMBINED TEAM VICTORIOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Church Cricket Association COMBINED TEAM VICTORIOUS. The final game in this competition was concluded on Wednesday, victory resting with the Combined team, whn»e bowlers captured the remaining five wicketB of llio Cliuich of England for 19 runs. They thus won by G1 runs The match wub rotable for the reason that BUCI) largo scores were made, both sides exceeding 200- lino team proved to have a decided "tail," as the laBt five wickets in e.uli added in one saae 8 runs to the total and in the other 19 runs. Tho fielding on Wednesday was very keen, and the bowlers who were so successful were Dwyer and Crisp By winning the premiership Combined securo a trophy ' of £2 10a in cash, with which they intend purchasing hats or caps. SooreB : COliniNED. - Firsti inning's ... ... 288 cnoncn or bngland. D Sutherland, b W Crisp .. 103 W Bristowp, b Dwyer... ... 69 A AlcGibbony, run out ... 31 T Griffiths, o Morecrofr. b Ori&p... 0 W Burge, c Twiddy, b Dwyer ... 0 Kev Dodd, c Holmes, b Dwye...
Costly Honey. A BEE TREE SMASHES FENCE [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Costly Honey. A BEK TREE SMASHES FENCE At thfl local police court on Monduj JiiweB Canlield, furimjr, of WrdiW burn Junction, w«a fined 5s, with £1 3a 6.1, for destroying po&lt; t. on of a fence throu»li the tree lie cut fallii,^ aoroBn it. The tree contained bees i| hot^y. The prosecution wns taken at t! n instance of j\lr Oliver Gray, »iiosn fence wis damaged to the extent i.f !i» Def&lt; tnlant hud, Hit id M r Grab's counsel, Biucit HXpiOssed regret for liiH ret ion, mill n-p»irpd tlx- ff.nce Hutisfactoriiy A Jii;hi. potiaity only was asked for. ftl' I'ei.nefm her asked if they wished i, wiilitlruw the eabo, and win in I'oriji 'd that u conviction »-«b desired in not dt u deterrent to others. After iui nml evidence had been t>iveu by Henry lidwards unci Oliver Gray, defendant made a statement, in which ho said he cut the tree lo got bees out of it. The tree was on a closed road, and ho recognised that he bud done wroni: in cutting it.
CURRANT SODA SAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 20 March 1914
CURRANT SODA SAKE. llli. Hour,'' 21b. currants, lib. brown or moist sugar, ilb. butter, 2 eggs, 2 tenspoonfulK treacle, 1 teaspoonful bi-carbonatc oC soda, J pint milk. JVM hocl.--Mix (lie- flour and soda, rub in llio butter, add sugnr and currants, then Uie treacle, milk and beaten eggs. Beat all w'cll together, fill in two well-buttered cake moulds, nnd bake in n moderately ? hot oven for about li hours.
SOME GOOD RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 20 March 1914
SOME GOOD RECIPES. Von need never be at a* loss for il perfect sweet courso so long as currants arc available. A special fcuturc in every well-organised household is a knowledge of cur rant cookery. Jt has many advan tages. First, the regular use of currants is conducive to health that is all important ; second, it is very economical ; and last, but 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 recipes have been specially prepared by a leading expert in domestic cookery.
Saw Napoleon's Retreat. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Saw Napoleon's Retreat. In tho district of Mcseritz a wo man who con prove by official pnpcrs that she wns ono hundred und twonty years old on October 15th has beon found by the ''Frank furter Zoltung." Sho Is believed to be the only person In Germany who saw Napoleon's army marching oil Moscow. Afterwards sho saw the Russian Cossacks cliasa tho French soldiers back across tho frontier. The woman's name is lledwig Stavno. Sho was born at ricschoti, on the Hussian frontier, October loth, 1703, being tho daughter of on innkeeper. Sho remembers well seeing Jerome's right wing of tho Grand Army pn.ss her father's door. Tho troops be haved Well, sho snj'H, but "the beg gars wouldn't eat black broad," anil her mother had to kill goeso and chickens for them. Tho Cos sacks, on (he other hand, nro. a tor rlble memory for her. Sho pays Hint h"r father (led with nil his cnltle into a neighbouring forest to escape tho Cossacks, nnd (or dnyu she carried food to him.
PUFF PASTE FOR MINCE PIES. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 20 March 1914
PUFF PASTK FOR MINCF. PJES. .Wnnh Tvcl],'"'ll7lIf~ll"po\l!u! of butler,' working it with the hands "so as to extract nil the salt and butter-milk". This will help to make the pastry more delicate. When woll 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 teuspoonful cacli 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 (about half a cupful., should be sufficient) to bring tho pasto to tho proper consistency, and work it up with tlio knifo into the shape of a ball. Dust tlio pasteboard over with flour, turn tho pasto 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 of uni inch in thickness tako tho rest 6! the'butter; wipe it, and * cut it into dice, and sprinkle them all over t*ho su...
Strange Living Jewels. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 20 March 1914
I Strange Living Jewels. J To incrooso -the splendour of thoh toilettes, Creolo beauties make - uri of tho Cucuyos, a largo epocics ul firofly, found in tho trapical forer;t« of South Amorica. Strango ^owol?- I' which must bo fed, which must bo bathed twice a day, and must be incessantly taken care of to pre vent them from dying. Tho Indians catch these Insects by balancing hot coals in tho air, at tho end of a stick, to attract them, which proves that tho .light which these insects diffuse is to at tract. Once in tho huiuls of tho womon, the Cucuyous aro shut up in little cages of very fine wire, and fed on fragments of sugar-cane. Whon the Mexican ladies wish to adorn them selves with these living diamonds, they placo them in littlo bags ol light tulle, which they arrange with taste on their skirts. There is another way of mounting, the Cucuyos. Thoy pass a pin, without hurting them, under the thorax, and stick this pin in their hair. Tho refinement of eleganc* consists in combini...
Where Sound Cannot be Heard. A MYSTERY OF THIS SEA. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 20 March 1914
Where Sound Cannot be Heard. A MYSTERY OF THIS SJSA. It is a singular and somowhat disturbing fact that thore frequently exists at soa, in the urea covered by a fog, what might be described as a zono of silence ; that is, a belt of spaco in which sound cannot bo heard. It is the only thing of all others most dreaded by mariners. Thcro may be danger ahead-say, o. deadly rock lying right in the vossel'a course. The light that marks It, whether from lighthouse or light ship, is blanketed by the fog, but the crew at least . expect to heur tho warning blast of tho foghorn. No ?such blast reaches them. The sound is completely lost in the siloncc zone, mid the first intimation thoy have of the danger is when the ves sel crashes on the rock. To this causa undoubtedly may be attributed some of the great disas ters at sea which have puzzled many shore people. There was the: caso of the Stella', for instanco, which Ian full tilt on the Casquct Rocks, o(T Alderncy. , The Stelln was a railway st...
A Locust Swarm. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 March 1914
A Locust Swarm. A novel exporieuco for . a now corner to South Africa la to on* counter a locust swuriu. To dwellers on tho High Veldt Uio sight if not unusual, but one's first ac quaintance with the: past is somo* what startling. A* party of "newly-outs" was tak ing tho Journey to the Victoria Fall*. When half-way across the Karoo, on a bright, sunny day, tho sun suddenly becauio obscured, and tho aky seemed to turn black. Tho ladies screamed in alarm ; thoy thought It meant an earthquake, or at least a violent tropical thunder storm, but a voicc along tbo cor ridor of the train, shouting, " Lo custs swarming-close all doors and window*/' explained the peculiar darkness, and partly calmed tho feminine fears. The order was obeyed, and the passengers watched developments. The gigantic mass swooped down On tho train, covering coaches and rails, and heating themselves against tho windows, blotting out all light. The train slowed down to half speed, for the crushed bodies make, the rail...
Holder for Flexible Lamp Cord. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 March 1914
Holder for Flexible Lamp Cord. Tho holder is made of a round stick-a piece of a hrootn handle will do-as shown in Fig. 1. It is about Tin. long with two not ches cut out for the strands ot the cord. These holders are easily made and will answer tho purpose C«tlinp*Cord Hold** almost as Well ns tile ones mnilo in porcelain. rainting or enameling Will improve not only their appear ance, but also their insulating pro perties. Several . of them can ho used along a. line, as shown in Fig. 2. .Two costers were in the .iiritish Museum, looking ut the statue of ii Ttoman gladiator. One of itsumis was broken otT, his left leg ended at the knee, his helmet was battered, and there were several chips from the face of the warrior. Under neath the statue was nil inscription, "Victory." "Lor' luniine, Bill," said the gen tleman in pearlies, "if that there bloke won the victory what must 'a been the state of the bloke what lout !"
SHE WRITES UPSIDE-DOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 March 1914
SHE WRITES UPSIDE-DOWN. Af'er recent disclosures of start lingly unusual children who write anl sea things upside down, now ronit-.s the story of a twelve-.vcur old Birmingham girl who has had an uncontrollable impulse to *' 60 lliii.es l;ocfcwards." IIer education has maile little pro gress owing to this strange per vereeness, which has sometimes im pelled her to write from right to left. The doctors conjectured that there was some physiological abnormal ity, nnd the X-rays have now dis closed the secret of the child's ec centricities. When the rays were ap plied it was found that the heart was on the right side of the body, and that other organs, including tho brain, were misplaced.
To the Grave by Motor-car [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 March 1914
To the Grave by Motor-car ; Motor weddings are 110 novelty, but the other day a motor funeral was to be. seen swooping nlong Bal ham High Road, London, at a level twelve miles nn. hour. Silent was the cortege, save for one of two subdued .loots of the horn. First came the hearse, which was improvised from a covered and glared passenger brake, in- the in terior of which the oak coflin show ed dimly. Behind came an open car filled with wreaths of white llowers and violets. Following were the mourners in^ eight or ten closed, dark* hoed motors. .So to the grave some deod-and geme motorist was hurriod-by tes tamentary wish, no doubt-at a speed at least comparable with that demands in life.
Back to the Land. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 March 1914
Back to the Land. Thore are too many "dreamers and thinkers," Awl not,enough tillers of tho noil; There nre too many eaters And drinkers Who uso up the products of toil; There nro too many boosters and boomers, With manners too easy and bland ; We're cursed with too many con sumer/*. We ought to go back to the land. There are . too many getters and takers, And not, enough men who produce ; Thoro nre. too many broad rolling acres Lntouchod and untilled-out of use; We stick where the grimo and the grit is. And the streets with the poor are a-swarm; WVro'crowded too much in the cities, We ought to go bock to the farm. We've got to be workers and ploughers, Who sweat in the fields like true men ; We've got to make use of our powers To make the land blossom again. What, me ? On a farm ? And to stay thero? Well, not for a bundle of pelf ! I was trying to show you the way t here. Km I'll stick to the city myself.
The Express, PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1914. News and Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 March 1914
®fre fojjwss, PUUliISIIED EVERY FRIDAY FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1914. News and Notes. Our Kurraca correspondent writes A well attended meeting of parents took place at Kurraca V7eat State school for the purpose of selecting a BcboolI committee. The head teacher (Mr Malone) presided. Tl.o corees poodent (Mr \V J Doggott) submitted a brief report of the work done by the retiring committee during the previous iree 3 ears, and the chairman ex P"8?^ *?'s appreciation of that oflicial s eflorts tu improve the appear ance of the grounds. The new com mittee was elected as follows :_Messrs J irotman (chairman), W J Dogcett (correspondent and tieasuror), E John ognett, L) John, and Meadamea Hargreaves and Shelton. It waa resolved to hold a concert in Au«ust next in aid of the school funds. ° We regret to record the death of a very old resident, in the person of Mrs Jane Sommerville, which occurred at her residence, Reef Street, early yes terday morning. The deceased ladv had been in failing health f...
THE WATCH'S WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 March 1914
THE WATCH'S WORK. I he work a watch will do in ten years is surprising. In that time, which includes two leap years, and consequently it total of 3,052 days, the hour hand has made 7,o01 uud the minute hand 87,048 revolutions. The end of an average minute hand travels over 10,820 yards-over six miles. The second hand has made 5,258,880 revolutions, and its ex tremity has traversed on the dial a distance of upwards of 12.'1 miles. The escape wheel 1ms made 52, i 588,800 revolutions, and, as it lias fifteen teeth, it has come 788,8iW, 000 times in contact with each pal Jet. The balance has made 1,577, C'i-1,000 vibrations, and any point on the outside of the rim has cov ered a distance of about 50,000 miles, and that is equal to twice the circumference of the earth. Amonc clerical anecdotes is thut of the vicar and (he curate who had quarrelled, and the curate was re quested to find some other congre gation to minister to. He, there fore, preached his farewell sermon, and the parishio...