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PIANO AS ANODYNE. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
PIANO AS ANODYNE. The "New York Herald" quotes a curious 'case of music being used as an anodyne. The incident occurred at Poughkeepsie, and the subject was a boy, aged fourteen years, named Ste phen Klanatsky. An artery in Klanatsky's wrist Avas cut with a rope while at play. The first repair of the artery was not suc cessful, and accordingly Dr. John N. Bassin decided to re-open the wound and do the work over again. The boy's heart was too weak for ether, and Dr. Bassin called a little girl in from next door, and asked her to play on the piano. She said it was a "Highland Fling." She was asked to play it as best she could, and the 'boy was directed to concentrate his mind on the music. He did so, and the surgeon perform ed the operation without difficulty. Later, the boy said he felt little pain. Dr. Bassin said he had used music as an anaesthetic on a man less than a year ago, and that it had proved satis factory.
BILLIARDS. FRED. LINDRUM AT TOORA. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
BILLIARDS. FRED. LIU DRUM AT TOORA. Fred. Lindrum, who is aek'lOwlelged to be the best Dilliardist in Australia, visited Toora on Wednesday night, and was matched in aa exhibition game of 1000 against Dr. Barrett, the latter being conceded 500 points. The game was played at Mr H. Uiddings* billiard room, and w»3 witnessed by over 50 spectators, who hid the pleasure of seeing the finest exhibition of billiard* ever been given locally. Fred. Lindrum hus leaclisd a high rank in the billiard world, and though quite a young man, has attained such proficiency that be might well be regarded as a marvel (or bis age. • He plays the gaina with the utmost confidence, not adapted to any style or relying on any particular stroke, aud some of the shots he played was a revelation tu.local cueists. Indeed not a Tew of them appeared to be ntter iin possibili ies, but the great skill and piecise judgmtnt used by this player proved them to be simple strokes, The champion mostly confines his play to th...
FLEAS AND FLIES HAVE THEIR PARASITES. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
FLEAS AND FLIES HAVE THEIR PARASITES. Tho latest discovery announced in the Paris Academy oE Sciences is tliat of the parasite of the flea, which, it is claimed, is the chief agent in the spread of the plague and other dis eases transmitted by this insect. Pulex irritans, as the flea is called in scientific writing, is the victim oE the leishmanioses, which live in the flea's digestive tubing, and it is this parasite of our parasite which really transmits the plague and other infec tions, and not the much-abused flea himself, who is only indirectly re sponsible, being compelled to carry this parasite once it finds lodgment in his anatomy. The flea looks small enough to our eye, and he is so lively that no one ever thought that any other parasite could catch him, but it seems that not only do tho leishmanioses catch him, but they also catch the plague, or yel low fever, and are the most important carriers of the germs. This discovery has much to suggest to our investigators, for they...
Obituary. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
Obituary. During the proceedings of tho last; meeting of the Woo ray 1 shire council Mr D. D. Gray, sbire engineer, re ceived a telegram intimating that hia' father, who resides at Wedtlerburn, was seriously, ill. Mr Gray im mediately responded to tho call and left by that day's train. On Mor.day last the shire secretary, Mr G. ¥. Michael, received a telegram to tho* effect that Mr Gray's father had succumbed to his illness. The flag' at the Leongatha shire hall was lowered to Ivilf-tnast on receiving the news. On Tuesday last Mr Victor Nicol, yonnue*' son of Mr. and Afrs. J;iine» Nicol, of '• Monaltrie,". Yarram, and brother of Mr. John Nicol, of Aslies River, passed away after a vt-ry j)ilin fill illness, at the age of 32 y-a»«. The deceased gentlenun had hr. iy Buffering for some weeks past and tlio newfl of his drath. althougS sad in' the minds of his relatives and Iriends, w;:S no doubt a ha|>py lelease lo him self. Being a married man hu-leaveaf a young widow fur whom the d...
AN ESSAY ON HEALTH. What Not to Do to Keep Well. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
AN ESSAY ON HEALTH. What Not to Do to Keep Well. Man drinks whisky, and that clogs the valves; he drinks beer, and that clogs the wheels; he swallows lem onade, ginger-ale, butermilk, tea, cof fee and cocoa, and then wonders why the boilers do not burn. If you should take an ox and put him through a like performance he would be dead in a month. The sim plest and plainest laws of health are outraged every day by the average man. Did Adam smoke? Did Eve wear a corset? Did Solumon chew tobac co? Did Ruth chew chocolates! Did the children of Israel make for a beer garden after crossing the Red Sea? Did Rebecca chew bonbons and ice cream and call for soda-water? Adam was the first man, and was made perfect from head to heel. How long could he remain so after eating plum-pudding before going to bed? Suppose he had slept in a bedroom five by seven, with the windows closed down, the doors shut, and two dogs under the bed! Suppose Eve had been laced up in a corset, worn tight shoes and hobbl...
Gippsland Shires Association. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
Gippsland Shires Associa tion. The annual meeting took place &lt;vt. Traralpon on Wednesday, 29th inst. The Alberton Shire was represented by Crs. Power and McGalliard, but' the South Gippsland Shire was minus" a representative. Amongst the busi ness transacted the following ia of particular interest:— RAILWAY REQUISITION ACT. , Or. Nixon (Orbost) moved :— ; " That in the opinion of this associa tion the 'provision of the Railway authorities to provide and pay for the land required for railway construction' in country districts and providing for local rates on new lines should be abol ished, and that the construction of rail ways and the acquisition of land re quired therefrom should be treated as a' national matter, for the encouragement' and advancement of settlement, and' the development of the primary re-, sources of our State " " In doing so he pointed out that thoy had formed a trust to acquire the laml' for the Orbost railway, and for the pri vilege of borrowing £17,0...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
DBATII Irklavd.—On 3rd May at her.parents residence, Tin Mine, Toorn, Eva May, beloved second eldest daughter of William and Mary Ireland. Aged 18 years. A precious one from us is gone, A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled. Sadly missed. Bareavemeat .^•tlc«. MR. and MRS. WM. IRELAND wish to express their sincere thanks to their many kind friends for letters, telegrams, floral tributes, etc., received daring their recent' bereavement.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
Shire op South UlPPSLAND. NOTICE OF MEETING. NOTICE is hereby given that the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of iht Council will lie held at 11a.m. on Tues day,' May 19th, 1914 All correspond ence, must lie in the hands of tlie Hecre, tary on or before 12 noon on Saturday, May 16 b, and alluccoimts to be lodged on the Friday prior to the meeiiiig. otherwise they will not come before the meeting on the day mentioned. H. V. DILLON, Secretary. Shire Hall, Foster, May G, 1914. Shire of South Gippslaiid. TENDERS. TENDERS, addressed to the President,-stud endorsed with the advertised number, will be re ceived np to 11 o'clock a.m. on TUESDAY, MAY 19ib, 1914, for the following contract : — Contract No. 1. — Scrub Cutting Mirbuo Road, Greed's to Lin datr's &lt;'titiiDg.&lt; Plans may I'o seen at Crutchfield's, Stony Creek • Buckley's, Fisli Creek ; Warners, Toura; Sutherland's, Welshpool, and at my office. The tender must be on the Coun cil's printed form, and accompanied by a prel...
Victoria's Electoral Rolls. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
Victoria's Electoral Rolls. THE revision of the electoral rolls for the Victorian Assembly has given some startling results. No fewer than 100,000 names have been added to the old lists : an achievement v. hich shows that the Spast Ministries were sadly parsi monious, or that electoral officials gave sorry returns for money paid them. Politicians may amuse themselves by trying to apportion the blame as accurately (or as in accurately) as their personal in terests suggest; but the average elector looking at the figures finds other matter for serious concern. The old roll gave the country electorates 363,129 voters, and the Metropolitan constituencies had 318,786; that is to say, the Pro vinces were 44,343 votes to the good. The old state of things was bad. The population and ^he political power of Greater Mel bourne was a menace The per fecting of the rolls has shown that the evil is far greater than most of us supposed. The-Metropolitan electorates have now 394,095 voters, and the c...
A Horrified Dandy. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
A Horrified Dandy. A dandy, who was seated on the balcony of an hotel among a large company was exquitely dressed, and very highly perfumed with musk, which is very disagreeable to some persons. A plain farmer, happening to pass near him, commenced sniffing suspiciously, and, looking around him for the cause of the musky effluvia, he soon smelt out the dandy, and thus addressed him: "I say, mister, I can tell ye wliat'll take that smell out of yer clothes; just bury 'em for a week under ground. My uncle ran agin a skunk once, and " But before the sentence was finish ed the enraged dandy sped from the crowd to escape the shouts of laugh ter, while the innocent farmer, who only meant to do him a kindness, was wondering what caused his sudden de parture. "According to this paper," observed Mr. Goodwin, "a man has lived a year on beer alone." ."Well, that's as it should be," ob served Mrs. Goodwin. "Any man -who lives on beer ought to ibe compelled to live alone."
Leongatha Catholic Sports [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
Leongatha Catholic Sports j At a meeting held on Thurs day evening, the following balance-sheet was received and adopted:— Receipts.—To entry fees, £17 6s; donations, £75 12s; sale of memberB' tickets, £9 10s; sale of booth, £1110s; takings at gate, £15 14s; bookmakers' fees, 15s; receipts from ball, £24 14s 6d : receipts from ladies' committee, £19 7s; refund of insurance (per Mr G. F. Michael), 5s. Total, £174 13s 6d. Expenditure.—By prize list, £35 10s; printing and advertising, £6 12b ; band, £4 4s ;. music for ball, £5 3s; registration fee, £1 0s 6d ; hire of hall, £1; donation, trustees Recreation Reserve, £3 3s; Police Department, 6s-6d; hire of tarpaulins (Victorian Rail ways), 10s ; petty cash, stationery and postage, £1 8s 3d ; sundries, £1 4s 6d; insurance on Shire Hall, 58; cheque book, 2s Id-; balance in Colonial Bank, £114 4s 8d. Total, £174 13s 6d. The first American oil well was found accidentally in sinking for salt in 1845. • Since its inception, the mater nity all...
No Wonder Joe Went. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
No Wonder Joe Went. An excited middle-aged lady bounced into a suburban police-station and ac costed the inspector on duty: • Where's my Joe?" she demanded. "Beg pardon, madam—dog, I pre sume?" said the ofiicer. "Don't you dare to presume nothing of the kind," snapped the lady. "Dog, indeed! No, sir, husband—my hus band. He's missing, disappeared, de camped " "You don't say so?" "But I'll have you to understand that I do say so, young man. How dare you sit there and flatly contradict a ratepayer?—leastways the lawful wife o£ one. I'll report you, sir. Do you hear that? I'll report you! Where's my husband?" "My dear madam " "How daro you call me your dear madam? Do you think that I came here to be insulted? I tell you my husband has decamped, and you sit there like a dummy? What do you think of that?" "Well, madam," responded the police inspector. "I haven't the pleasure of your husband's acquaintance, but I should say he is a very wise man. Constable, show this lady out!"
MARGARINE. A MENACE TO BUTTER. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
MARGARINE. A MENACE TO BUTTER. The colored margarine question has received a good deal of atten tion by all interested in the butter business for Borne time. There have been immense improvements in the methods of manufacture during late years. Formerly it was made from oleo, stearine, re fined beef tallow. To-day there are three distinct kinds—oleo margarine, made from animal fats; vegetable margarine, made from nuts, mostly cocoanuta ; and a margarine made from a mixture of these two varieties. Doctors differ as to the food values of margarine. The medical superin tendent told the Bermondsey guardians a few months ago that he could not make a similar rt port as to margarine as he did when the alteration in the dietary of butter to margarine was made in 1908, as, in hi« opinion, the constituents of margarine had changed since that time, and its composition w*s not of such nutritive value now as formerly. The relatively high prices which have generally ruled of late years for butter ...
District News. MEENIYAN. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
liatrict Rews. MEENIYAN. The A.N.A. metjon Tuesday evening last, when there was a good attendance. One new mem ber was elected. The item on the syllabus was " Card Evening," which was thoroughly enjoyed. Kelt lodge night being summons meeting, the item is " Trial by Jury," and preparations are now being made to carry it out thoroughly. A meeting of the Recreation Reserve trustees was held on Wednesday evening last, Cr A McDonald in the chair. There were present Messrs Hanily, McKitterick, Dyke, Courtes, Far rail and the secretary (Mr Adams). It was decided to pur-1 chase about six acres of ground off Mr Hanily in order to square up tbe reserve, and tenders are to be called immediately to level a portion of tbe reserve and sow down paspalum, and fencing will also be proceeded with at once. Some time back the correspond ent of the. local school (Mr N. R. Dike) sent the .photo of the official opening of the sloyd and cookery centre to Miss Raaman, the head teacher of the district schoo...
Foster and District Cooperative Butter Factory. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
Foster and District Co operative Butter Factory. A meeting of (lie Director# of llie above company was held on Thuis dny, 33:d ult., to meet Mr. VVil-on, Manager of the (-iippslund and Nor thirn Selling Co. Ltd., who attended for the purpose of explaining tho reason^ rendering necessary an in", ctease in the share capital of that company from £3Q,000 to £250,000, and also other matters touching upon J Iho following resolutions i — (1).—That the name of tho company bo changed from the "(Jiupland and Northern Co-operative fe'ullini;- Com pany Limited" to tho "Gippsland and Northern Co operative Selling and In surance Company Limited." ("2),—•' That tl|0 capital of tho company be increased from £50.01)0. in 6,000 shire« of £5 each, to £2511,000, in 50,000 shares of £5 each, by the croation and issue of 4-1,000 additional shares of £5 each, such shares tu be issued upon and subject to 8t]ch tetnia and conditions as the directors s!)al| fruii) time to ti|»e determine." * ' Mr. Wilson, in...
BLACKIE'S SYMPATHY. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
BLACKIE'S SYMPATHY. A delightful story is tcl.'l of the grand old professor of whom Edin burgh is so proud. I'rofehsor Blackie was lecturing to a new class with whoso personnel he >vas very imperfectly acquainted. In answer to some direction given by the .fccturer, a student rose to read a paragraph, his book in his left hand. "Sir!" thundered Ulackie, "hold your book in your right hand." And is Ihe student would have spoken, "No words, sir! Your right hand, I say!." Tnc student hold up his right arm, ;nding piteously at tho stump of its .vrist. "Sir, I hae nae richt hand," he said, ind his voice was unsteady. Before Ulackie could open his lips, there arose from the class such a ter •ific storm of hisses as one perhaps must go to Edinburgh to hear, and bv t his voice was overborne as by a wild sea. Then the professor left his place ,md went down to the student he had unwittingly so hurt. He put his arm about the lad's shoulders and drew aim close, and the lad leaned up against hi...
Motor Accident. MRS. DUNN, OF WOORARRA, INJURED. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
Motor Accident. MRS. DUNN", OF WO OK'All It A, INJU El). Lust Monday's "Ag«" brought the news of a si rions oulii.-inn with a motor iar anil n jj.iiki r" driven by Mrs M'Canuii'.k who had wi h her Mrs Dupn, wife o£ Mr Dunn, of Woorarra Wes:, who wm spondiiu; a few weeks holiday ill ihc metiopolis It SBotus they wore chiving along llisnplon. S-Vfet, Urighlon Beach, on Saturday evening, wli »n a motor car truveiling in a z:z ■/. 'g direction crashed riglit into llie ji nicer aiid smashed it to piccea and throw t ho occupuvs on to thu road, Airs Dunn received a deep cut and a nasty contusion over'tho Igft'eyo which neeo-j-i-aiod s-veral s:i, ehes being j>.iU in. She. win also severely bruised al>>nt the f ice nndi body and was removed to Dr. Lraiy's-house. at Sandringham. wheio she .passed a .very bud nigfev and on Sunday aftw 11 on was »vpor.ted . to bn in a very feiious condicfoti. During Sunday Mrs Dunn was. re newed to the Melbourne hoFpit'al. Later nows is that Mrs. Dunn ...
A Fishy Story. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 8 May 1914
A Fishy Story. In our town at home was a pomp ous "self-made" man who was wont to boast of his affluence. Two compan ions were one day discussing his merits and demerits. "Yes," said the first, "he is 'a big fish' now, surely enough!" "True," said the other, "hut like many big fish, he began life on a 'small scale'!" It is curious that a man and a girl who have found room in the same chair before they marry often find there is scarcely room for them in the same house after they are mar ried. Every man of sound brain whom you meet knows something worth knowing better than yourself. If you have built castles in the air your labor need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. He that would govern his actions by the laws of virtue must regulate his thoughts by those of reason. Maude: "She's such a quiet little person that I'm surprised to hear she's wearing a diaphanous skirt." Edna: "Perhaps she believes in the old saying that little girls should b...