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MAGNET DRAWS NAIL FROM GIRL'S LUNG. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 2 April 1914
MAGNET DRAWS NAIL FROM GIRL'S LUNG. Odessa May, d four-year-old girl of Aldridgo, Texas, is fast recovering from a remarkable surgical operation performed on her by Dr. R. C. Lynch, of Xew Orleans, La. A wire nail waa removed from ilie child's right lung after it had been embedded there for six weeks. The child was rushed by her parents to Deaumont, eighty-fivo miles south of Aldridge. After two unsuccessful operations, surgeons de clared nothing could save the child. Frantic in his efforts to save her, Odessa's faihnr rushed her to a hospi tal at New Orleans, where two opera tions were performed and the nail re moved within a week. Dr. Lynch in serted a rubber tube into the. child's throat. The end was worked around while the physician watched through the X-ray, and when the tubing was fixed directly over the head of the wire nail a powerful magnet was placed over the other end of the tubing and the nail was drawn out.
ODD THINGS ON TRAINS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 2 April 1914
ODD THINGS ON TRAINS. On a mountain railway near' Salz burg a railway carriage is actually fit ted 'With a 'balloon. At the -mountain top a tank below the car is filled -with water, sufficient to counteract the up ward pull of the gas bag, which the vehicle thus drags down with it upon the return journey. Trains are frequently being put to odd uses. The window of a railway saloon in Denmark forms a royal auto graph album. Royal visitors scratch their names on one of the panes, which now show, among other Royal autographs, those of King Edward and Queen Alexandra. The vestibule to the train belonging to the German Emperor holds several fine statues, the car 'luiiit for Presi dent Diaz of Mexico contains a com piflte verandah, and that belonging to the Viceroy of India is roofed with water-tanks, which contribute towards coolness, and furnish water for do mestic purposes on the train. Russia's important trains carry a car, above which rises p. little belfry containing a chime 01 bells...
THE WOMAN WHOM WAGNER LOVED. The Famous Musician's Melody of Life. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 2 April 1914
THE WOMAN WHOM WAGNER LOVED. The Famous Musician's Melody of Life. The deposition of the mad kind, Otto of Bavaria, which has just been deci ded, recalls to the minds of all rausic lovers the senilis of tile greatest mo dern composer, Hichard Wagner. Kor it was Kin;; l.udwig, tlie l>rotlior of the poor madman, who befriended Wagner in the days of his greatest poverty, and whoso patronage enabled him to produce his immortal works. King Ot to himself was a friend of this hero of music. Wagner's operas, "Lohengrin," "TannhaiiM r," and the other master pieces of his "Xiehelungetllied." are now popular throughout the world. I!ut when he produced them they aroused ilie hatred of his critics and a passion al storm of ridicule ant! contempt. He wrote some of them in direst poverty and with the despairing courage of a man who knows that he is in advance of his time They rellect the storm and stress of his own life and charac ter, hut. they reveal also the nobility and idealism and tendern...
PAINTING THE EIFFEL TOWER. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 2 April 1914
.1 I I PAINTING THE EIFFEL TOWER. , The Eiffel Tower changes its dress every live or six years ftt a cost of from £ 2S00 to £3200. . The date is at hand when fifty painters ivill find occupation for three or four months in covering the 180,000 square yards of its surface with a new coat of paint. The shade has yet to be decided up on. The Eiffel Tower started twenty two years ago in orange, wore red in 1893, golden yellow in 1899, and silver white on the/6ummit and chrome yel low at the base in 1907. There are people -who would vote for an invisible shade of khaki for the coming renew al. The tower is now iised as a 'Wire less telegraph station, as a p&st for an electric device to prevent hailstorms, and as a guid:ng marlc for aviators.
CHAPTER XXII. Dark Hours. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 2 April 1914
CHAPTER XXII. Dark Hours. The stormy gusts of wiml and oc casional showers hail eeuseil. With the night a great stillness came upon the lonely heath. The moon rose, and from among the neeling c'.ovnis shone down upon vhc pools of watei -upon the dripping foliage of the few deciduous trees. "\Viiat a lonely spot, thought Netta, was this chosen by her betrothed as her domicile be fore her marriage! Not a human soul seemed astir; and as toil o'clock struck, and the minutes were ticked away-first it was the quarter-past, then the half-hour then the minute hand first crept to the third quarter, then passed it-her nerves were strung to the highest pitch. It would not be ten minutes' walk for hipr from the station-it ho had not tak en a llv, as ho naturally might- - At last! A sound of footsteps tile pardon gale opened and clanged to-she sprang up-then could hard ly believe she saw aright-it was only the doctor. She had sent the maids to bed; she opened the door herself. "He lias not. come...
CHAPTER XXI. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 2 April 1914
CHAPTER XXI. Perhaps It was well for Netta that the old lady, so severely tried of late, collapsed as she was intending to en ter the house, full of resolve to "see the disappointed young bride whose wedding had been so roughly inter rupted by her relative, Gwendolen Halldare, through." Netta, forgetting herself and the crisis in her life, summoned the ser vants and the confectioner's man to her rescue-herself assisting to carry Lad}' Montamor to her bedroom and undressing her with tendere3t solici tude while Annie rushed far the doc tor. "Oh mem! That there gipsy-'ere are 'er words "nout; If it ain't liaw ful! 'Is lordship callod away sud dint, 'er ladyship took ill no weddin' brenkfis, no nuthink! It are the ca tafalque that there 'ussy ses as Would 'appon at the wedding, and no mis take'." "Will you please pet a hot bottle at once, cook?" peremptorily asked Net ta.. She was chafing Lady Monta mor's seemingly lifeless feet. "And get a lump of ice ready it may be wanted.'' The wall...
PRUSSIAN EXECUTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 2 April 1914
PRUSSIAN EXECUTIONS. it is notew rtiiy that two murderers have recently suffered capital punish ment in Prussia, because only some four to eight per cent, of capital sen tences are carried out in Germany, the proportion in Great Britain 'being over 50 per cent. IThe newspapers coranion ly'speak o£ these German criminals as victims of the axe or block, without much discrimination. By the German law ail capital punishments must be carried put by beheading, ibut it is left to the separate States to choose their own method. In those districts which were annexed by Napoleon I. the guil lotine still prevails. Other regions may use the axe, the sword, or a car ving knife if they please. The Prus sian method is that, the victim sit ting in a chair, he Is beheadod by a horizontal sweep of a long sword.
FORTUNES REFUSED. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 2 April 1914
FORTUNES REFUSED. It is said that when it became known tliat the letters of the great Irish leader, Charles Stewart Par noil, were to be published, offer;-, to pur chase them were received from nil over the world, and that one great newspaper proprietor in the United States sent Mrs. Parnell an open cheque, upon ?which she might inscribe her own price. The offer was refused. Robert Browning constantly refused to 'Write for the magazines and re views. He only departed from his self-denjrng ordinance on one occa sion, and thai, was in aid of charity. In his later days, when Browning so cieties were springing "]> ail over Britain and America, fabulous prices were offered to him even for a short poem. He put ail .these tempting offers aside and "stuck to bis text" to his dyinj day. Hut. 'his . determination .&lt;> refuse money wlutn it is offered isyvidently not the attr'futc of the well-'&lt;>do onfy> for a laboier in Pennsylvania has jus! refused two fo...
Household Hints. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 2 April 1914
Household Hints. In washing paint. always remember to wet tin; under-pari. first, so. when washing the upper, any water running down will leave, no streaky marks. Save all the orange peel you have. Pry it in a cool oven and store away in paper 'bags. Then some morning, when your (ire will not burn, throw a bit of peel on and watcli the effect. If you want to clean rusty lireirons you should rub them well with sweet oil, and leave them wet for a day or two. Then rub them with unslacked lime. This will remove the rust, and then you may polish your irons just as usual. When making Yorkshire pudding and pancakes, mix the (lour with water instead of milk, break the egg into the basin, and beat all together thoroughly. It will be found much lighter and cheaper, less milk being required. liefore baking apples, pour boiling water over them. Put a little water in the dish they are b -k=!'i in. Cook slowly. When ready, the skin can ibe taken off so thinly as to be transpar ent. To keep onions...
PERSEVERED IN VAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 2 April 1914
PERSEVERED IN VAI A short time ago there died in Heme, Switzerland, a remarkable stu dent, who, though tifiy-soven years old, had studied at, the University of Uerne for thirty-seven years without having taken his medical degree. This student, Gottlieb Laederaeh, entered tlie University when the was twenty. He studied assiduously, but. owing to a nervous temperament he could never pass an examination. When put to the tests he became so embarrassed that , he failed. Having an independent in I come, however, and being gifted with unusual tenacity o:' purpose, he deter mined (o sain his degree if it took a lifetime. When he went up for bis hundredth trial lie fell dead in the ex amination-room from heart, disease.
POTATOES AS A FOOD FOR PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 9 April 1914
POTATOES AS A FOOD FOR PIGS. from Germany comes an account 01 I'.vpi'i'iiiii'iii.s that should l)i' of interest M agriculturists a! this I im>?. They demons; rate ill'' possibili I y of prod 1 riDin swine iiufik-iisdry. These exper i in till I s were &lt;i iiivd 1 o tost tin- value of potatoes as compared with maize in the principal food in the rut ions fed to pigs. Kony-ihiee, twelve-weeks old, and weighing about -I?! 1 i>.. wore pin tip for live months to fatten. They were given a li.vtl basal ration, wlitcli on the average amounted lo a little over 21b. grain meal ami :'.o/., of lish meal per iteail per day. In addition lo this, one lo! Hot. slightly over 2ib maize meal, while another got be tween !> ami lb 11). potatoes. Hotli lots made good progress. producing on the average about lib. of pork daily ami lib. live weight increase for about ?lib. meal. The interesting point, how ever, is the profit. The maize was valued ai US S/- per ton. The pota toes were charg...
CURIOUS ERRORS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 9 April 1914
CURIOUS ERRORS. Curious errors have sometimes been made (hiring the process of transcription, and no one acquainted with mediaeval manuscripts can he very much surprised, lint, as a cor respondent, ot' "The Vorkshire Cost" points out, it is somewhat strange thai, when once a mistake has been made and found ils way info a prin' ed volume, ii is well-nigh impossible 10 eradicate the error. For instance, mediaeval York was credited with ttie possession of a parish church de dicated to St. Driih-.i'l. and in all ec clesiastical histories of the Minister city SI. Bridget's invariably appears in the Ion;; list of parochial churches. But it is beyond doubt that, no such church ever existed. It simply came into Hie lists through a copyist":; blunder. A capital G was misread as 1), and a bad quill or careless wrier turned an "c" into an "i." with the result (hat St. Brig. appeared in stead of SI. Greg., and so SI. Bridget came into being. fail though the mis lake has been repeatedly pointed ...
GREASY HEELS IN HORSES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 9 April 1914
GREASY HEELS IN HORSES. By G. He-slop, B.V.Sc., in the "Jounml of Agriculture." Grease in u term used to denote a diseasee condition of the skid and subcutaneous tissues situated at, the back of the fetlock joint. It is char acterised >by llit? production of vesi cles and pustules, which exude a par ticularly evil-smelling greasy dis charge, and which, as the disease pro gresses, brings about. the formation of numerous wart-like excrescences, commonly referred to as "grapes." This condition of "grapes" is similar to thai produced in a wound where there is an excess of granulafion tis sue (proud tlcslil. The (issue has a plentiful blood supply, and if injured bleeds freely. It thus ads as an irri tant. retarding healing, and assists in ihe continuance of the disease by forming ridges and furrows over the affected surface, in which greasy dis charges accumulate. Urease can be divided inio two stages:- - ( 1 ) Where i.here is a formation of Vesicles '-followed by pustules. which fin...
"LOOKING BRONZED AND WELL" [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 9 April 1914
"LOOKING BRONZED AND WELL" The expression, "looking bronzed and well," in a favorite one with re porters, vol, as a doctor has recentlj said in one of the medical journals, a face browned by sun and sea breezes is not a sign of health, and "looking well, although bron7.ed," might l)e nearer the mark. Sunburn, says this specialist, is simply the ef fect of the active rays of light-a su perficial scorching of the outer skin if it goes too far, it has a destructive effcct. In fact, sunburnt people are suffering from a slight attack of (lor matitis! Perhaps the reason why people 011 their holidays often suffer so acutely from the bites of mosriui tocs and gnats is because dermatitis, or scaling of the skin, facilitates the entrance, of poison into the skin. Just as many of the unemployed are unemployable, most of the un loved are unlovable.
A VICTORIOUS VENTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 9 April 1914
. U VICTORIOUS VENTURE. By John Rankine. It was a spring twilight. Lord Eric Norbeclc stood gazing over Croxton Woods. They were his. But they could not long remain so. "I shall certainly lose tli 'in," he mut tered. "1 can retain it i .wish. Bui at what a price! Should I pay it?" The sound of a light step reached his ear. tie turned to look at the passer-by. His face lit up as he re cognised her. "An unexpected pleasure, Miss Ath erton. 11 Is rarely you travel this road so late and alone." i "My cousin Mildred wished to see a fashion journal. I travelled over, to Stratabury to fetch it." « - "A three-mile' walk . to gratify a wliinn, The'nieans seem out of pro portion to th$,end." / "The. wallas been pleasant. Crox ton Woods-We, lovely iii \their spriug ..freshness.' J have just (been; admiring their.beautyH'^. ? " / "That is what 1 was doing when you approached.> Croxton Woods are the most familiar thing in my life. It would be a great wrench for me to forsake theni." - . ' "Su...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 9 April 1914
GIVES SATISFACTION as a Beverage and UTILITY as a Tonic Mai ou.IL of Mica St,, Broken Hill, N.S.V/. who Has n vast experience in fever and operating cases, and during her pro fessional career has been associated with some of ADELAIDE'S LEADING SURGEONS gives her opinion, after close observation, of the strengthening powers of ikLfi S CLEMENTS TONIC LTD., "For months I have read the testimonies of nurses in the papers, expressing their opinion of the valu able medicine, C'ementa Tonic. "1 qualified for the pro fer.aion over 40 years ago, and in earlier days [ was acnociated with some of Adelaide's cleverest sur fjeonu. Until 1 2 years ago I nursed in South Aus tralia, and am at present on the Barrier Fields. 1 hnvc hnd great experi ence, and can endorse the testimonies of the nurses I have read. I have closely noted the effect of medicines upon my patients, and years ago waa satisfied Clements Tonic had no equal. I am atill of that opinion. Uoe this aa you wish. (Signed) NURSE MENZIE...
Gunyah Junction Sports. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 9 April 1914
Gunyah Junction Sport The annual Gunyah Junction sport:; mooting v.',is held on Tuesdav, Match 3.1 st, under most favourable weather. The attendance was up to vxpeo'-ations ' and included visitors for inanv miles , around. The various events were w.-H competed for and keen interest was manifested in (he chop events which is the caso at most sports meetings mnv-i-duys and although it gives extra trouble in preparing for such events they well repay for it. The president of the club was un sparing in his efforts in preparing for the couifovt of visitors by keeping the programme going. Mr M. F. Ilourigan (secretary) had the bulk of the work to do .and this " Mick " mastered well, proving himself tin: right man in the right position on a sports committee. Following are the results : .Standing Block Chop, -t-in. logs. T. Lee, i.*> sees, blul , 1 ; N. Kegels, scr.. 2. Open Underhand Chop, Min logs. -.1. llugh.es. 'J.'i sees, bhd., 1 : A. i'. Sagasser, -?') seer-. !.!:&lt;?., She...