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PART 6. CHAPTER XIV. THE PATE OF THE TRAITOR. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 April 1914
PART 6. CHAPTER XIV. THE PATE OP THE TRAITOR. The silence lasted for probably a minute, and then Jason Gore took a step nearer the trembling wretch. "Luke Radford, you have learned how far my arm can reach !" he said, in low, sharp tones that were intended only for his own men and the prisoner. "Fool, traitor, why did you not realise your madness before it was too late ?'Did you indeed hope to escape my vengeance-to evade the punishment you so richly deserve ?" "Mercy !" came in a husky whi3per from the man's lips. "Shall I tell you what I know ?" Gore continued. "Listen ! You, one of my trusted agents in London, bound by oath to lie true to our community, were tempted and fell. I am ignorant of the reason, but it is certain that you decided to sell the preat secret to the Admiralty - to the British Government. However, I had mistrusted you for a long time, and you were constantly watchod br other agents of mine. You learned or suspected this before you could carry out your treacher...
(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 — 3 April 1914
(AH Rights Reserved.) -THE ft Story of a Strange and j Exciting Adventure. I By W. Murray Qraydon, Author of j ^Matthew Quin," "The Curso of the ! Cardews," etc., etc. 1 . 8Y>.'SKPSIS (?P PSSTTOTJS PARTS. WMle qd a cruise round the world sa t£e sstsasn yacht "Boadicea," Dick only son of a wealthy Bnsiieh gentleman residing at Heron C©urt, witnesses a strange Ereue en acted in mid-ocean. An ironclad cruiser stops the cargo steamer Golden Kern, i»ound for. Sail Fran oisco, and forcibly abducts from the cabin Captaiu Paul Volborth. a. fam ous Russian military engineer, .who hat escaped from Siberia. The Bri tish nmn-oi-war Malta, in answer to uiic a Learner'p signal of distress ar rive two lt.te to be ef any assist ance, for tin? mysterious cruiser as ut vi:t Mt.ita is lighted vanishes at immense tyst-d. Dies recognises vHit of tht o'i the Mklt.fi. to be G^Jtvi\ille.. ^ix mo nil's; after his return to England, Dick learns of the failure of the Orient Bank through which his father is...
Mottoes on Doors. SOME REMARKABLE EXAMPLES.. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 April 1914
Mottoes on Doors. x SOME REMARKABLE EXAMPLES.. From a collection of mottoes in scribed on the doors of tho dwell ings of famous men, published in tho ".New York Tribune/1 we take the following : ! ^ nek .London looks back with ! something' of tho pride that apes humility to his youthful experiences as a tramp. Nevertheless, those . experiences have not. taught him hos j pitality to the masses. On tho front door of his home in , California this legend greets the | wayfarer, "No admission Except on Business. No Business Transacted Here." The back door is equally forbid ding1. "Plense," so runs the sign, i "Do Not Enter Without Knocking. I'leaso Bo Not Knock." There is a French proverb which says, "By reason of a punctuation mark Martin lost his '? donkey." And thereby Iianga a tale : | Over tho Abbey of Asincllo, in j Italy (as nello, it may be further explained,'is&lt; a diminutive, meaning a little ass) tliere onco presided a liberal-minded monk who caused these' verses, to ...
A Wrinkle for Cow Bails. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 April 1914
A Wrinkle for Cow Bails. * Dairymen have often felt the need of an improvement in the floor ing, of their cow bails, and the following method is one which com mends; itself . as a practicable and clean contrivance. It has the ad vantage of doing away with the splash of urine during milking, which is , always, present when the floor is made of cement or any other com pact-surface. Take from 15 (o 20 pieces . of 3 x 1 hardwood and nail them -firmly-about an inch apart - on to two pieces of -i x &lt;" hard wood. 'The 4 x 3 pieces must bo about four or five feet long, and the whole will form an oblong floor.. Lay this lung ways in the bail with half a sheet of galvanised iron beneath it to drain oil the urine. The iron will also be found useful for the removal of manure. When it has been fixed in position, the rest of the floor can be cement ed up level to make it neat, and the whole will form a comfortable and economical bail. May (indignantly) : "I don't care; I think Harry Ea...
Cheese v. New Milk. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 April 1914
Cheese v. New Milk. . * People sometimes wonder (says, the London "Dairy") whether cheese making; or new-milk selling pays best. At the present time it is a question that comes to the front because everyone knows that, new milk has. gone up in price for the timebeing, while - so lias cheese. The basis of comparative competi tion is easy to get at, however. One pound of curd is produced from one gallon of milk, the cliecse itself Jjeing probably something: like 8 per coat, less than the original curd. If milk,, therefore, is reckoned at Sd. per gallon, then cheese is also re-r quired to be sold at Sd. per lb., or, say, 74s. per cwt., while other prices would be in proportion. The great drawback in the process of cheese-making is the extra labour required. Financially it is usual to reckon that the whey as a by product would- cover the cost ?of labour whether fed to pigs or calves. All the same, paying for [ the labour does not exactly cover | the cost, , because cheese-making is a I ...
On Ships' Bows. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 April 1914
On Ships' Bows. . » A puzzling- signal that has aroused the curiosity of many people is-to bo found on the hows of vessels. Neai*-the water-line you will notice a number of Roman figures one on top of the other. These start from the keel, a foot apart, aud aro nurn -bored consecutively. The usefulness of this precaution can be seen -at once,. as tho ship's master has only to A glance at the figure on a level with the water and ho knows at onco .the depth of the ship below water-lino.
An Eternal Question. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 April 1914
An Eternal Question. A There Is much talk at present by eminent scientists as to what form the spirit takes nftcr death. Through all the ages uion have sought tho duo to this great mystery, and, in all probability, the theories which are being expounded to-dny were expounded thousands of years ago by ! the wiso Kastern i men. ! ! It is certain, however, that there are niomonts in the course of tho average person's life when, tho spirit . of deatli hovers perilously near. j It is just after birth that tho an* pels of life and death fight their , fiercest battle, and tho next most j dangerous age is that of seventy one. Tho ago of three comes next in im portance in this respect. Almost one-fourth of all babies born . dio j during the third year. From threo to forty-fivo is a com paratively safo period, but the lat ter age is admittedly a trying and dangerous one. ltcach forty-fivo safely, and you may reasonably hope to reach seventy-one, the period second in . danger to tho first few ...
For Pulleys. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 April 1914
For Pulleys. In the aa'oinj'iun inp sketch, C represents a piece of lino shafting which is used to carry pulleys driv ing various machines l,v leather belting. Curiously enough, a belt will not Oft ;i pulley uiH) il rim. iis shown bv tin' liirure A. I&lt;&lt;(( will creep up OVPI' one of the ri.-s Injtr sides ;HI&lt;! roc;'" &lt;>!'!'. Ml bells tend to run into (h-1 hiahf-st part. &lt;>! ;i 'irivin;;' pulley. and for this reason pu(le.\s are made ivifh n rim. as shown by the tigiiro J>. (Jibbs-"Personal appearance is a helpful factor in business success.'' Hibbs-'Yes, and business success is a helpful factor in personal ap- . pe&rauce."
Wireless Works Best During Storms at Sea. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 April 1914
Wireless Works Best Du ring Storms at Sea, - Mys tcrious as the transmission of wireless messages seems to the aver age lay mind, there are phases con nected with wireless telegraphy which; . bailie the scientific mind as well. Certain atmospheric conditions ai8_ known to be more favourable to tho transmission of wireless messages than others. Thus, tho reach of an instrument is always longer at night than in the daytime, and on a night following a cloudy day tho reach is many times as long- Tho ideal condition for transmission is a cloudy day across water, and many scientific minds are puzzling them selves to fuul some explanation for this. Professor A. H. Taylor, on.the subject of wireless, calls attention to tho fact that tho explanation usually accepted is hardly admissi-. ble. According to this theory j sunny days cause ionization of the, air, that is, they cause disintegra l ion by ultra-viplet rays. But Pro- > fessor Taylor points out. that, ioniza tion occurs in the regio...
How Alcohol Makes You Slow and Inaccurate. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 April 1914
How Alcohol Ulakes Y©y Slow and Inaccurate. i y The common theory that a small quantity of alcohol at the right time and placo and in moderation is really helpful and serves to Suing' out some latent power of the !>ody is not sustained by the ; following- experiments : j 'J"ho lato .'Dr. Kidge niado some ex- I periments at a hospital on a group ; ot ten people, comprising medical ; students, porters, and nurses. He , put- up at tho end of a corridor j a row of letters, and got each mem ber of tho group to walk slowly from the other end until the letters ] could bo read, of courso changing the order of the letters in each j case. A mark was made on tho lloor to show tho spot where tho j reading was done, ami the person's initials placed beside it. Then he supplied them with beer in qumiti- j ties ranging from half-a-pint to as j little as one-sixteenth of a pint, j On repeating the test, not one of the group could now read the let- , iters-. :at the spot where they for merly-stood...
The Escalator, or Moving Stairway. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 April 1914
The Escalator, or ?$oving Stairway. j> " Our illustration, taken from "Cas sier's Magazine," shows in a sim plified manner the construction of the moving stairways which are taking tho place of lifts in largo stores, drapery establishments, etc. its great advantage over a lift lies in the fact that it is always in motion ; no time is lost in taking on and discharging passengers as in a lift. The speed of moving is not great, of course, but just tho speed at which the passenger may '.with facility step upon or from it I in absolute safety. Tho first essen tial of design is to inspire coriii I dence on the part of the passen I g'er, and this was one great reason I that determined the inventors to make it in the form of a stair i case-oil architectural feature fanii J liar, to all from infancy. The csca ] lator may be described as a con tinuous series of rigid steps, unit ed by -. an , endless sprocket chain. Through the arrangement of the tracks, any desired relation of the steps i...
Prayer that Didn't Pay. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 3 April 1914
Prayer that Didn't Pay. i Sir Walter Scott was sitting in-his j 1 ibrary one day when a tall Bor derer, who had been erecting nn inn near by, entered and said J "May it please yon, Sir Walter,vl] am going' to call iny placc'Tlic | . i'lodden Tun.' and ye've Avritteii;, a j poem on Flodden Fiels it v struck! nic and the guide wife that you '.might j gie ns a line for n, motto." "Have you rend the. poem '?" Sir Walter asked. "Nae, sir; I'm nac a reader." "Well, I should advise you to read the poem and take a line, from it." "And what'll it be ?" Sir Waller, without a smile, re plied, "Prink, weary traveller, drink and pray." " Mut," cried lloniface, aghast, | "my inn's not. a kirk ; and the more j prayin' (hero is (he less . drinkin' ; there'll be. and 1 dinna want that."! "Oh," la11li"1 n?&lt;I tlie poet. " I. think I can alter the line. ' 1'ritik, weary . traveller, drink and pay.' j "The ^orni thing!" shouted tho other in delight. Lieutenant : "What on earth are you fellows...
INVASION BOGEY. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 April 1914
-INV-ASTpN" BOGEY. 'lite .entrance to the tunnel on the j side would be in the valley j hehintl Dover Castle, where it would : fully exposed both to the direct j a"d plunging- fire of the ions. | . ' ? . -hoped there wore no ^i-onnds j the. contention thai the furl-; ? r"'tnd Dover were not in a i>fsition j to hold the mouth of t,J;unnH j against invasion, aiid to render it j unserviceable. It' was not to be credited th.it any l'-tiglish Government would luive n®Riect>>d to take the fullest pro c&lt;i!&lt;lioiis to safeguard Dover against ! *^®ijre, in the event of an attack I daring: the absence of the fleet. Indeed should Pover Harbour bo hold by the em'iny, vlie surrounding cousstry, tunnel or no tunnel, would be open to the iitvnden;. The holding of the mouth of the tuimel by the enemy for short time would bo of no assistance whatever to the invaders. To Transport an army corps by nieaus of the tunnel, it would be necessary for them i.o hold the sur roun...
Sixteen Million Channel Tunnel. WILL TAKE FOUR YEARS TO BUILD ACCIDENT-PROOF TUBES. FOOD SUPPLY SAFE IN WAR. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 April 1914
Sixteen Million Channel Tunnel. WILL- TAKE FOFK YEARS1 T BUILD ACerDEiv P-rROOF TUBES. FOOD SUP1\LY SAFE IN WAR. Ail the fascinating details of tlmt hie project, the tunnel between Eng land and Franco, bavc been given to a meeting of the. franco-British Travel Congress. . The cost of ' tho rheuuol was estimated at £16,000, "&lt;>0 by Baron Emil d'Erlanger. '. The English and Frcnch companies would each contribute . one half of fhis sum and each -.would' build twelve miles of the tunnel, the Karon explained. From the entrance at Dover the tunnel would dip tinder the Channel for . a length of twenty-four - miles, emerging at Sandgate, near Calais. A. large power station would pro vide motive power for the trains, a* well as electricity for lighting, and compressed air for the purpose of ventilation. Baron d'Erlanger thought the tcnnel would capture at least 65 per cent of the Continental passen gers, who at the normal rate of yearly increase would number -,000, 000 at its o...
Why Many Smart Children Have Stupid Parents. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 April 1914
Why Klany Smart Children Have Stupid Parents. A fact that has puzzled not only the eisgenists, but lay men as well, is the circumstance that frequently normal children, who are not. defi cient. in any way either mentally or physically, are born oi levble minried parents. There are hun dreds of well authenticated in stances of this sort of record, and they ha\"0 worked considerable dis comfiture . to those eugenists who be lieve that feeble-minded persons should he prohibited from marrying because- they bclievo that their off spring is bound to be like their parents-deficient. .Dr. Charles Davenport, a eugenic expert, explains this particular state of affairs in the following manner : jt. must be home in mind that the mentally deficient arc not all defi cient in the same way. The term is a very general and comprehen sive one, ancl is stretched to include stupidity .-so-extreme as to consti tute utter inability to grasp any thing'-at all. as well. as. criminal trend of every degree. T...
Appointing a Solicitor [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 April 1914
appointing: a Solicitor At the is^t meeting of the Ivowrea Shire Council the matter of the ap pointment of a solicitor to succeed Mr H G Carataira. who hafl removed from Edenhope to Ararat, came up for settlement. Mr Carstairs wrote slating that he had endeavored without success to secure P qualified successor to his practice. He had decided to retaia his practice at Edenhope and visit there quarterly, and hoped to secure & resident man. He therefore asked to be re appointed Applications wero also received from Messrs G A Silvester (cf Sik vester and Silvester), J Bennett, and J B Westarott OD tho motion of the President, seconded by Cr Murray! the matter was considered in committee. Upon resuming it was moved by the Presi dent, seconded by Cr Carrachor that y.r J Bennett be appointed
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 April 1914
Notice To Trespassers. "j^TOTICE is brreby given that any person found trespassing on or in aDy way damaging my property will ba prosecuted. A. L. KLOWSS Shire ot Arapiles NOTICE is heroby apven that for the purpose of carrying out- repairs to approaches, the bridge over the Natimuk Creek on tho roid from Natimu'-c to M ^rspiles "ill be CLOSED against all traffic. While bridge i* «loaed persons trarelling on the Mount Arapile* road may crois tha Cieek ni'«r the NaLiiuu'K-Tuomi load where a good crossing will be m«.de WM. SINCLAIR, Shir* Secrotary Shiro Office. Noradjuha, 3/8/1-4 DEPARTMENT Otf PUBLIC WORKS Melbourne, 24th March, 1914 fHENDERS will be received until Jl twelve o'clock on Thursday, 16th April, 191-4, for Remodelling, Addi tions, and Repairs State School 2680 Gojoke Deposit- £10 ; secure ity, 5 per cent Particulars and conditions may be leaint at Public Works Office, and at Police Station, Goroke, and Inspector of Works, Horsham- The lowsst or any tender not necessarily...
To [?]ondo [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 10 April 1914
londo The pioni-3 and ball, held ou Fri-» day last, at Toolondo, in aid of a shelter shed for tho school, were very successful. About, .">00 adnlis and children attended tho picnic at tho Swamp in the afternoon, and thor . oughly enjoyed themselves. The usual picnic pastimes were indulged There were raoos for children, single and married ladies, young and old men. Tho sit-down spread pro rided ly the ladies was vory much appreciated. The ball at night was attended by about 7C couples, and the dancing went merrily through" out to tho strains of music provided by Messrs Stannard and Trogenz*. Mr O Schultz made a very capable M.C. An excellent supper, provided by the ladies, waB served in a marv quce. The financial result, is highly satisfactory, 70 tickets at 2/6 being sold, while Mr Jones, of tho loco Btaff, was instrumental in collecting £5/9/: Mr D Ross carried out the secretarial duties satisfactorily Dr Bourke reported to tho last meeting of the Kowroe Water Trust that ho knew...