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General. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
General. The Whittlesea correspondent of the " A^gua," evidently impressed by the hcat^-wrote that " npples wero roasted on the trees, and potatoes cooked iu the ground "! A start has hsen made with the erection of the new Charch of "Eng land building at Pylong. In oommon with onroeron* other townships, Pyalong is very sboit of water, whioh haa to be carted from aprioga for domestic purposes. Id response to a petition, the council has deputed Mr' R. Fennelly, C.E., tbe shire engiaeer, to report on the possibility of a scheme to ensure p. supply. The long spoil of dry weather has told with unusual severity on the Five Mile Croek, wbioh hss ceased to be a rnnning stream, with disastrous oon , seunenoea to the fish wbioh it had contained- The season's experience j demonstrates the desirability of some thing being done to conserve some of the wates^ which race To waste in enormous quantity in - the winter months. If the oreek were locked at different points, undoubted odvan tage wootd r...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
THE RECENT SPXDEMIOS OF -SMA&&P0ZAND DIPHTHERIA "OToaid certainly not-hare attained Bach pro portions If. Cha hyglonio fftot.woro tnoro gefiacaUy "known that tbft disinfection-o? tbe 1900th by p reliable and Jiarwlean entiaep-/ * tjo io 6 tjroAfc factor, not only *g&lt;\lnat each local rtireot dtaaiKe an tlipbtf'aria, tonsil* , * 4ta», qnlp»y4 Mid core throaty but -aJlmfcatB-wborr -the- irfwtiois it. thr- sxh tba thro©* or *e*plra»orr tranf. By yntUoff 3 dr.->pp of SAWPXlrfl ETTOCA-, Z/VfTJ BXTRAT3T on » plans of 1 :,%■ ' bqpat, ftnd albtrioff it to dlaoftW® itr the -DOp^fc, tb»t cavity ft 'thoioaffWy dirin fe«l$3. Tfcv tolntile osiore c£ SANDERS' KSTKA'CT it p«o«tma every eravica 8 •, KXTRACT ia oob obowoob nrr* I 6*pr*wic£ like th* cnzamon mjcatfptnc irod..j powtfvfjrfaftt antisejiio prver. "Br nfir'if] 1 . BJKfcEK'fl EXTiUCIyoa »*aW-ihe«?•.-! cf».te|n cfapotfttJoD cf the Jozeng* ; yoo'j ' bpyi' lhe loiefit of «fep atroogtat aatlwpr. a I «ao %» utd xAib ...
THIS FORMULA REALLY MAKES HAIR GROW. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
THIS FORMULA REALLY MAKES HAIR GKOTSf. Some time ago I read in a paper a, fo/mnlo for a preparation wb)oh was claimed to deatroy the dandroS.germ and to BtroDBly etironlate the hair growth. 'In apita of the faot. that 1 had already tried many p'rparatinns without bene 61, and mj hair , teas, tbio nod falling oal very fast, I de cided to gl»e the formula a trial' Aooordingly 1 got ray ohemiBk to pot up 8 ooocen of Bey Bom. 1 ounce of Lavona de Coraposee, and -J dram of Menthol Grystale, and applied it regu larly or or 7 morning and uigbt, rub hing carefully into tbe eoalp with the finger tipB. Mnoii tomy delight and astonishment tbe -intolerable' itching oeaced with the first spplioation, tbe dandroS di&oppoared, Che .'falling onl of tbe bair etopped completely,and.by the time I bad need fear tattles i bftd a Boor, longer, end &lt;raore 'luxuriant growth of hair than I -ever bad be fore. I bare siatie recommended-tbie formula to many of my friends, with equally wonder...
Some Famous Echoes. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
Some Famous Echoes. —rr+——— Among tho^niost noted echoes is Unit. hoard from Uio suspension bridgo across tho Mount Strait. The sound of n. blow from n. hammer on . olio of ''the main Uw structure is returned in succession from cneh of the cross-beams that support tlio roadway and from the opposite pier nt tho distance of of 570ft., in addition to which this sound is many titnos repeated be tween the water and tho roadway, at tho rate of twonty-oight times in five seconds. Outsido Shipley Church, in Sussex, is an ccho which repeats twenty syllables in tho most r-emurkablo manner. .... - The famous echo at Woodstock), when awakened, uuswors no fewer than fifty limes. In the Whispering CJallery of St. Paul's Cathedral the faintest sound is faithfully conveyed from one side of the dome of the other, but cannot be hoard at any iutoriuodiato point. In Uloueostor Cathedral a gallery of an octagonal form conveys a whisper 75ft. across tho nnvo. A wog asked a barrister, "Do you think any of...
Kings in Commerce. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
Kings in Commerce, , I i 1 Like most roally busy mon, tho German Emperor always seems able to find somo time for more work. As well aa attending to tho nfFairs of his kingdom, ho conducts, in a very thorough manner, a porcelain fnntorj' of which he is tnti owner. The business is a prosperous one, and la run on lines laid down by the Kaiser. Ho designs many of the goods, and, moreover, sometimes oven engages new workmen himself. Another Jloyal manufacturer of china is the Emperor of Auslria Hungnry, i who employs over'a thou sand skilled hands at his factory. Tho King of Snxony owns a simi lar business, though it is of ,a less extensive nature. A Royal hotel-owner is the King of Wurtemborg, who owns two hotels that are said to add about £9,000 annually to his in come ; whilo tho Trinco of J/ippn Hetniold carries on a business in butter and eggs, as well as-owning a brick factooy. Husbands live longer than bache lors, and Wivos than spinsters. £hese facts are proved beyond question by...
A Strange Pilgrimage. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
A Strange Pilgrimage. Ojjo of the most interesting of tho Tachlenlu (W. China) "Lainastic po pulation is a person who receives the Appellation of "Chang-cha-ba." This devotee to Lairiaism performs his pilgrimage to Lhasa in a **»»« whtil peculiar manner. Tie ties flat »>n h'f» body, and while thus pros trntec makes a mark on tho 'ground with his hand. ITe then rises, takes three steps to this mark, and prostrates himself again. .'This he does every step of the way between his home and Lhasa, taking three years to do the Journey. To accomplish such a feat, great phy sical endurance is nece.ssnry. -Three reasons nre given for such an ex traordinary pilgrimage. First, Co atone for some great sin commit ted in tho past; secondly, to ob tain great merit and influence as 8 Lama; and, thirdly, to make tho obtaining of the Uuddhistic heaven, with all its Joys,, un absolute cer tainty. Tho form in winch " a proposal of •marriage is made has undergone great change in Germany during the pas...
Christ Church, Lancefield. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 27 February 1914
Christ Church, Lancefield. The annual meeting was held on Tuesday evening last; the vicar presiding. After the re- ception of the vicar's and church- warden's reports and balance sheet, the elections were pro- ceed with, and resulted in the re- election of the congregation's churchwardens and vestrymen, &nbsp; viz., Messrs J. W. Russell and W Broch, churchwardens; and Messrs Reiher and C. F. E. Davis, vestry- men. The vicar nominated Dr. Finnis as his churchwarden and John Waterland as his vestryman. Messrs John and S. T. Derrick and R. W. Guthridge were ap- pointed auditors. Votes of thanks were accorded to all office-bearers, church workers and Sunday school teachers. The new vestry met subsequently and appointed Mr Jon Waterland secretary and Mr J. W. Russell treasurer.
Workmen's Ladder Grip. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 March 1914
Workmen's Ladder Grip. y The Accompanying cuU show a devico being wado by Messrs. A. IS. tHiwnos and Rone, 8 Crystal Avcnuo Middloton Street, Hull, lor Uio utu* of joiners, brlcklayors, painters, ami other workmen. Ono grip se cures a ladder so that the strong est wln&lt;l cannot blow It down. Two grips provide a securc foot ing for a laddor on roof—as in il lustration-- whon spouts arc sccuro. To U60 on wooden spout place hook A on ladder side, wprlng: C on inner side of ladder ; then press thumb plate B over edge of spout, release quickly, and tho spikes will enter inner side of spout and firmly sccure tho ladder. The grip is also adapted for iron spouts, as shown.
Making Small Coll Springs [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 March 1914
Making Small Coll Springs ? Procure a nut, having a. small thread that will adnriit thp size ot the wire to bo usqd in making tho spring. Cut a small notch to the depth of- the thread where the thread begins, and procure a smooth rod - that will pa?? snugly through the threads of tho. nut. Shape one end ot the rod to fit a carpenter's brace, it there is no drill chuck at hand, and drill a hole in the other Making Small Coll. Spring* end to .admit one end of the spring- wire. Bend the wire nt right angles, nnri insert the. en«l in the hole, l'lnco the end of Die rod in the nut,-"which- should be gripped in a. vice, and. turn the rod, at the samo timo seeing that, the wire is guidcMl into, the notch cut nt the beginning of Ihu thread; The wiro -w'ill. follow tho thread of Ihc nut and miiko a perfect spring of . an even opening.— A Spotter in "Popular /Mechanics.'*
Underground. MODERN NEW YORK LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 March 1914
Underground, MODERN NEW YORK LIKIS. In nn Illustrated, article in the j popti(sir "Mechanics Maga/ine," Mr. i I..en nodding, states that. fn>m a million and a half to a million and thrwvrpmrlers of the residents of Now York spend ft portion «j( each day underground, and many thousands como to Hie surface so rarely tlmt the light of day blinds them when they reach It. rescues ing this phase of modern city Ufc, Mr. Holding continues So accus tomed has Now York become to (he idea of living- underground that only ft fow days ngo a public cele brat ion was held when a now under ground passageway was opened. This newest tunnel, costing many thousands of dollars, vtas dug to give tho people who llvo near tho Hudson River and In the neigh* bourhood of IS 1st Street nn op portunity to pass beneath tho hills from their home to tho subway, by which means they travel to tho lower end of Manhattan Island, to Brooklyn* mid^ by means of a transfer, to .loryey. Until this underground cut-off; wa...
LACK INDUSTRY FOR QUEBEC. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 March 1914
LACK INDUSTRY FOJt QUIOJBEC. To the tunny flourishing industries of the I'rovince of Quebec, Canada, it is possible that the manufacture of lace, and lace-making machinery, may soon be added. Two leading British lace maiiufuct urcrs, Mr. D. J. .lardine, ami Mr. K. «Ja.r diue, who employ some tiOUU work ers in Notiinghnm, have recently paid a \isil to C.madu. for the ex press purpose of ascertaining whe ther th" tinu» is ripe for the estab lishment. of this industry in the Canadian I'nmmion. It. is thought.! thai the InrifT at present, in force is syarr&lt;-J\ high rnough lo warrant s'trh nn undertaking without some (Jo\ crnnp'nt concession, but. hopes are entertained that such a con fession may he scoured ** to en sure the founding of a lace indus try jn the Province of Quebec on a profitable basis. The magnificent water powers of this province great ly fs^our manufacturing enterprise.
Markets. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 March 1914
Markets. -'Adaraeon, Stretlle and Co. report having held tbefr usual monthly sale at their :Lancefield yards on Monday last, when a full supply of all classes of stock came to 'hand and price*1 throughout rfcbe sale were "folly equal -to those 'ruling' in the Mel bourne market. '.Cattle—About *375 yarded. Milkers >mpdo from £5 to £7 17a '6tl, according to quality springers, forward., from £6 to £1() "7s 6d ; backward cows, tfrora '£4 to £5, springing Iheifers, 'forward, in good condition,-good quality, in lises, | from £415s to £S lOa; odd ones to i £l tTSa-; fit cown» £7 15a; fat" bullocks* £7 7s:6d to £8 ; vealerp, to': £2 T2s; steerB and heifers, in lines, ! £2^,£2 10?? -£3 Is, £4 3s; store : oowb, £2 5* to £3 7a; poddies,, from 18s to 26». Sheen— About 1760 yarded, the bnlfe of wbioh were lamb^ in prime condition. A large numhprj of lopftl and export buyers attended-, 600 fat Iambs, Bold in linpfl at 1.3 lOd to 15s 6d ; 750 tombs, sold in linos, st from 10s to 12s 4d ; xbred ...
He Liked Oysters. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 March 1914
He Liked Oysters. "When I was in the produce busi ness years ago,** said an old mer chant, "I had, among my country shippers, a German by the name of Jacob Snyder. 31c did not often coino to the city, but when he did it was a great occasion with him, and he expected some attention. So one morning, when ho turned up in tny shop about to# o'clock, I said to him:— " 'Jacob, you must have made an early start to get here so soon. How would you* like to have a bit of lunch right away ? Do you like oysters ?" '"'Vy/ ho said, M coult eat a few oysters/ . "So wo went round to a neigh bouring. oyster bar, and 1 ordered two stews. V 'Now, Jaiob/ said I, 'while we are waiting, what do you say to some raw ?' /'-'Veil; lie replied, ' I don't mind.' " So we had half a dozen raw apiece, and as the stews had not yet come, we had another half a dozen on the half-shell. "When the stews were despatched, I oftkgd, as a matter of form, if ho would not have another, and he said :— " 'Veil, them's pretty g...
Lancefield Water Trust. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 March 1914
LancefleJd Water Trust. The LancCfidld Water Trust oat oa Friday, iCmr. iFoy (chairman) pre siding. The .other 'Commissioneit present were Messrs McElhinney, Graham, Johnston, Waddelll, .aad Mcintosh. The contractor tfor ilhe irenovatioe of the State school Ibuilding-.applied for permission to 'lay /on water. Cmr. Foy said a lavatory was 'being put in. It would have to ;be rated separate ! from the teacher's residence. The house was rated at £1 i6s.9d. It wa* decided to grant the application.; ths school to be rated at -£2 per year. Ac amendment by Cr Mcintosh that tha rate be was lost. Mr McMahon (secretary) said when he went oat the creek was practically empty at the weir. iHe went .up the I creek, and there was a little running I over the ,rocks at iPeter's, but no- j where was there .enough to keep the town going. ;FIe did not know of any obstruction. 'There .was only .a faint trickle at thecross:road. The Chairman 'reported that at a public meeting to .discuss ways and means of...
Laconic Letters. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 March 1914
Laconic Letters, i Some amusing instances of laconic letters are given by Mr. Set-on in his "Gossip About Letters and Letter-Writers." Lord Berkeley wrote to the Duke of Dorset : "My dear Dorset,—-1 have just boon mar ried, and urn the happiest do# alive. —Berkeley." And pot for answer, "■My dear Berkeley,—Every dog has his day I—Dorset.." A young fellow at college wrote to his uncle, 011 whom he entirely depended, "My. dear Uncle,—Ready for th~ needful.—Your .affectionate nephew." The uncle replied, "My. dear •.■'Nephew,—The needful is not ready.—Your affectionate Uncle." It is pleasant, that affection should survive pecuniary. ' embarrassments; as it did in the'ease of Samuel Toote's 'mother- and himself :■ " My dear Son,—I aiu in prison for debt*; Come and assist your loving mother;—'E. Foote." "Dear Mother, —So am I; which preveuts his duty, being paid to his • loving mother by her affectionate' son, Sam Foote." An ICnglish jioblernan was in love with a "lady fair.'* lie met her...
The District Excursion. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 March 1914
On Friday evening the committee of the Jjancefaeld, :Romsey, and Sod bury districts schools' excnrmon met at the Lancefield Mechanics' Institute. Mr John Waterlond wan «.yoted«to the. chair, and said !he was *eorry there were not-more present, bat as a rule, when the excursion was over, only a few people turned op. The seoretary (Mr John Derrick) B&id the excursion had been a ^eoord, and a long way ahead of any they had ever had. The receipts were £311 lie 10a and 1325 adults' and 391 children's tickets wore sold for the boat. There was a bal ance in'the Commercial *Bank from 1913 of £158 9a 8d, and £4 19a Id interest Theresas a rebate of £15 12s 2d ?fco come from fbe railway tickets. Oti the rniotionar Mr M. Latta the accounts were passed for payment. The chairman asked if the secretary 'received his expenses, and wab nssured that wbq so. The HSeore* tary »«aid they had to 'turn 'people away at the bont, owing to'the now regulations. They could 'hnve^old a lot more tickets....
Dr. A. R. Wallace. DEATH OF A FAMOUS SCIENTIST. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 6 March 1914
Dr. A. R: Wallace. ■ 4— ; DKATH OF A FAMOUS; SCIENTIST. Dr. Alfred ltusscll Wallace, tho associate of Darwin, ■••"Spencer, and Huxley as a pioneer of- the theory of evolution, died at bin, "home, Old Orchard, Drondstoue, Wimborne, Dorsetshire, in*Jiis. 012nd year. "Dr.-Alfred jtussel Wallace was th«; son of a I.ondon lawyer. His father, whose means were not suffi cient to-provide for the upkeep of n largo family in London, moved to the town or Usk, in Monmouthshire, and here thc- jrmn who, along with Charles Dnrw.in, was to startle the whole thinking world first saw the lw(ht. Wallacc received his curly education at Hereford . Grammar School. v "THE SURVIVAL OF THIS F1TTJ5ST." "Jn 1801 he left Hritain, and, travelling eastwards, arrived at Singapore, where he was to begin his eight years' wanderings amongst the; islands of the Malay Archipela go, an account . of which is recorded in his most popular work of that name. , "It was while staying Sarawak, in 1855—where he becamc intimate...