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HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. When threading n rieodlo tako a white onvelopo, stick tho needle through, and draw it down until tho eyo is visible, and you will thread tho needle like magic. The whito surface of tho paper sets the eye into relief, as if , it were magni fied. If kerosene and water bo put into a sprinkling pot, and all outhouses dustpans, etc., places where : flies breed and increase in thousands, be sprinkled carefully with tho mixture occasionally during the summer months, the eggs will bo destroyed, and the household be spared an in tolerable nuisance and a real dan ger. A good way to use up coal dust is to save all paper bags, fill them, with the dust, and when the _ fire re ! quires mending place a bag' of the dust on it, with a few pieces of coal on top. This plan is much cleaner than putting on the- dust' in shovelfuls, as it cakes, and so does not tumble through the bars of-tho grate on to the hearth. ■ To improvo the .flavour of currants and sultanas which are to bemused f...
Ladies' Column. AN APPLIQUE CUSHION COVER. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Ladies' Column. 1 AN APPLIQUE CUSHION' COVEH. There is something very fascinating about applique work, and it is very effective for cosies, cushion coverB, etc., and it entails much less la-, hour than elaborate embroidery, and often, gives as good, or better, results. A dainty cushion cover adorned with applique work is shown in the accompnaying illustration, , and the design can bo quite easily worked from our sketch. The cover itself is made of pale green soft silk, ..nd should measure about eighteen in ches each way, without reckoning the hemstitched frill, which shouul bo about three or four inches In width. The velvet applique is of a dark green colour, and is cut out in the shapo shown by T)iagra:n A, . on the right of the sketch, and edged with a dull shade of old gold gal loon, a colour which always looks so well on a background of green. The cover at the bnclc is mado to fasten after tho manner of an ordinary pillow-slip, with a flap nnd three buttons and buttonholos, and ...
Great Anti-Fly Campaign. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Great Anti-Fly Campaign. ——1—— A few months ago the' Sunday Times' offered a prize of £10 to the resident of Johannesburg sending the greatest number of dead flies to the Municipal Health Office within a period of three months. The second prize was' £5, third £2 10e., and and twenty-five prizes of 10s. each to the competitors sending the next highest numbers. The' result has just been declared, the winner having 8,008(490 flies to his credit, the second prize-win ner 5,914,500, and tho third 4,710, 400. The total number of flies killed was 61,943,300, and .this number is vouched for by tho Health De partment "of tho Johannesburg Muni cipality, who did the counting. Since it has been proved by scien tists that a single fly is capable of having descendants " numbering 1, 096,181,219,310,720,000,000, 000, 000 in a period of six months, it fol lows that tho 61,913,300 flics killed in the ' Sunday Times' competition might, beforo the cold weather set in, have produced the stupendous tota...
A South Pacific Echo. REMINISCENCES OF "EARLY DAYS" WITH AN "OLDTIMER." [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
A South Pacific Echo. 4 REMINISCENCES OP " EARLY DAYS" WITH AN '* OLD TIMER." An elderly, retired South Sea ls land trader has supplied some in teresting information regarding the trade customs of tho Pacific s landers in the curly days. "I have no objection," he remark ed, "to your making use of my re marks, as long as you withhold, my name, as I do not wish to bo drawn into any controversy, since you plainly see, X am too old for that sort of thing now." On being assured that his wish would be respected, ho proceeded to narrate tho following"Before we whitemen came to the Islands to trade, tho ' niggers' did not have manv wants, but after our arrival on tho scono their requirements underwent a rapid chango. Most of them suddenly discovered that jews' harps, tobacco, medicines, china arm bracelets, and especially live dogs, were absolute necessities of life. And X guess it was not for us to ' wade in' and alter their views." THE DO6 " STUNT. "But why wero live dogs in such special ...
THE FIRST CONVICTS OF BOTANY BAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
THE FIRST CONVICTS OF BOTANY BAY. When Captain Philip;! sailed, for Botany Bay- with a batch of . con victs, on May i8, 1787, probably neither skipper,. - crew, nor' prisoners imagined that they were "making his tory. Yet the little fleet, with its 564 male and 192 female convicts (besides soldiers, sailors, and offi: cials), was practically the founda tion of our great Commonwealth. Considering the comparatively slight crimes for which transportation was inflicted- in the "good old times," '■ and the merciless nature of the "jus tice" dealt out to the lower classes '■ tor slight deviations from the, path of virtue, it is quite possible that Captain "Philipp's gaolbirds and their warders contained an appreciable proportion of what .is needed to build tip a new colony. The success of the experiment is its best excuse, though no one who has studied the black side of the trans portation system would desire to see it renewed in its entirety. The allotment of prisoners -as "servants" (pr...
GLORIOUS WAR! [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
GLORIOUS WAR ! Gabriel Suchet', who gained Ms baton and dukedom in Spain, was the only prominent French corps commander to. emcrgo from that grim, inglorious warfare with repu tation enhanced. All Napoleon's . other generals impaired 'their credit, and even Suchet smirched his name, on which the storm' 'of'Lerida, in Western Catalonia, May 13, 1810, left a mark not to be whitewashed over by admirers. The city fell, after a brief siege, but Suchet, wanting the citadel also, gained it by methods simple, eflec tive, but brutal, perhaps .the great est - atrocity perpetrated by any combatant throughout the war. They consisted in sending) detach ments through tho streets with or ders to thrust tho population, along with the wreck of the garrison, into tho ditch and over the drawbridge into the citadel. Pressed on by the French, they filled the castle yard before the governor could exclude them. Then, the castle being cram med with 15,000 men, women, and children, Suchet bombarded it with ...
MITSON'S DOG. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
MITSON'S DOG. Mitson's shop in our place has ! been closed for a week or so. Mit ' son was perfectly willing to have ' it open, but circumstances rendered it necessary .for him to suspend bu siness" for a while. There had been a good many burglaries, and Mitson bought a dog to keep in his shop at night. The man that sold the dog said that its one strong peculiarity was its vigilance. So the man turned the dog loose in the shop, and Mitson locked up for the night and went homo. When he came down in the morn ing the dog flew at him as soon as he opened the door, and attempted to breakfast on Sir. Mitson's legs ; thereupon Mr. Mitson shut the door and sat down to think. Then he went after the man who sold tho dog ; but b« had gone out of town to see his aunt, and wouldn't be 'back for a month. Mitson then undertook to coax the dog through tho crnpk of the door ; but tho ani mal still maniftsted a resolute de termination to chew Mitson's legs, and so Mitson closed the door again and beg...
THE RELIEF OF MAFEKTNG. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
THE RELIEF OF MAFEKTNG. On May 4, 1800, Lord Roberts despatched Colonel Mahon—a cool ' headed Irishman—from Kitnberley ' with a relief forco numbering 940, " to succour Mafeking, which was, be "ing so gallantly defended by ' Col / onel Baden-Powell against the Boers. On the 11th Mahon reached and left - Vryburg, the half-way house tie;' tween Ivimberley and Mafekin?, and four days later, after some smart fighting and splendid marching, ef fected a junction with Colonel jPlu mer—who, with 800 men from llho . - desia, was advancing from the north —at. Jan Maribi's, twenty miles : west of Mafeking. The combined forces sighted Mafe king at eleven, o'clock on the morn . ing of May 16, and a sharp battle commenced with Commandant Sny tnan, who fought bravely till six o'clock, when the White Houstf'and trenches were carried at the point of the bayonet, and the Boers were • on the run, being assisted by Baden Powell's gunners, who dropped one -or two shells into the commandoes. - At seven o...
Phases of the Moon. August. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Phases of the Moon. •? August. First quarter, Friday 28th September. Full moon, Saturday bth , Last quarter. Sunday 13tli New moon, Sunday 20th •First quarter, Saturday 26th October. Full moon, Sunday 4th Last quarter. Mondav 12th Ne\v moon, Monday 19tb First quarter, Monday 26th, November.^ Full moon, Tuesday 3rd Last quartet, Wednesday 11th New moon, Wednesday 18th ""First quarter, Tuesday 24th .
TO OUR READERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
TO OUR READERS. 0 The editor will carefully peruse al communications sent, whether they be in political, social, or other form, and they will be treated as strictly con fidential. All items must, however, be well authenticated, and from a reliable source. All communications will be acknowledged in the correspondence columns. Newspaper clippings are also accept able, and facts about people such as j deaths, marriages, social events, etc,; in fact on all events, will be carefully read and, if' suitable, published. We wish to make this journal as in teresting as possible, and you may help 'us if you desire. Give us your opinions on the current topics of the day—they may prove of interest to our readers. Please write on one aide of the paper only
Trunk Telephone [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Trunk Telephone - Iu connection with the trunk tele phone, the following rates are to be charged for conversation be tween Benalla aDd other towns con nected :— Between 8B.nj.&7p.m. 7p.tn &Sa.m First Add, First Add 3 tnin. 3 in in." 3 tnin. 3niin Melbourne ... 1/10 1/4 lOd 8,1 Seymour Euroa Viplet Town Baddagiimie Winton Glentowan. ... Wnugaratta ... Ctiiltern Spiinfcliuist... WodoDKa Beechworth ... Wabgiinyah... Rutlierglen ... Nooramunga Gooramliat ... Dcvenisli Thocrna Bungeel West St. James Lake Rowan... Tungamah .. Wilhy Telford Yarrawongn... Slieppartou . Dookie Tallnxigatta .. Albury Corowa Mulwala Berrigan 1/ 91 6d 5d 6d -5.1 • 4d 3d 3d* 3d • 3d" 3d 2&lt;l 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2.1 2d 2il 2d 2d 2d &lt;»ll . 3d 4d 3d f.i Ed 4(1 3d 9 1 6d 4d 3d J 1 9d 6d Sd &lt;v 6d 4(1 3d J 9d 6d Sd O.I 6d 4d" 3d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d V' ' 3d 3d 3d f-' 5d 4.1 3d 4-' 3d 4d 3d 4d 3d 4d 3d 4d - 3d; 4d 3d 6d Sd 4d 3d 6d 5d 4d 3d 8(1 6d 4d 3d 8d 6d 4d 3d 1/10 1/4 lOd 8...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
The Hatching Season Has Commenced. We are now borking for Eettings in ihe following breeds:—Fumous Red Sussex (imp.), 7/6; Siher Wyandotte (imp. cockerel), 6/; also Silvers at 5/; While Leghorns (Padman-Kinnear), 5/; Black Orpington, 5/; Minorca, 5/. Guaranteed all chicks true tp name. Orde's supplied in rotation. Terms: Cash will) order. Order now, and save disappointment. The Red Sussex is the greatest^utility breed on earth. Dressed Poultry on shortest notice. Address communications to ,Tlie Manager, Be nalla Poultry Farm (next Leak's Fac tory), Benalla West.—AdvC. AVery nice display of LAMPS—both to Hang and Stand. Garden Tools and General Household Iron mongery of great variety, can be seen at CARTER BROS. When coughing mortal's seek a balm, Their lungs to ease, their fears to calm, They note what wiser ones procure, And purchase Woods' Peppermiut Cure. It needs scant argument to.bit:d, Sound logic to a sapient mind ; And thus successive proofs assure, The fjuie of Woods' Great...
PEN PICTURES OF THE PAST. THE PARISIAN PITMAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
PEN PICTURES OF THE v PAST. •—;—-♦ ■ THE PARISIAN PITMAN. While Sir Isaac Pitman died rich and honoured, the inventor of the most popular Vrench short ' hand system passed away re cently in comparative obscurity. Abbe Emilo Duploj'e was a young 'priest who formed a sudden and inexplicable taste for stenography (which, of course, forms no part of the curriculum necessary to qualify for Holy Orders, Catholic or Pro • testant). He studied the existing systems profoundly, saw. their im perfections, and decided to improve them. He quitted his ecclesiastical duties, and, working in collaboration with his brother, invented the Duployan system. But to invent is only the first step. The abbe's notable feat was to popularise his system. He foun led at Paris the " Stenographic Institute of tho Two Hemispheres." He published journals, founded li braries, formed classes, and deliver ed lectures. His energy was crown ed by success. Canon J>upIoye died at St. 3Iaur des Fosses, near Paris, on Ma...
LAW RELATING TO NEWS PAPERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
LAW R EL AT I KG 10 KEWS PAPERS. 1. Subscribers who do n Sglv express notice to the contrary are considered as wishing to Continue their subscription. 2. If subscribers order the dis continuance of their periodicals, the publisher may continue to send them until Arrears are paid. 3. If subscribers refuse or neglect to take periodicals from the office to which they are directed, they are Responsible until they have settled als to be discontinued. 4. If subscribers remove to othei places without informing the pub lishers, and the papers are sent to heir former direction, the sub cribers are responsible. - 5. The courts have decided that "refusing to take periodicals from the office, or removing or leaving them uncalled for, Is prima facia evidence of intentional Fraud.' ' 6. If subscribers pay in advance for a periodical, they are bound to give Notice to the publisher at the end of the time that they do not wish to continue taking it, other wise the publisher is authorised to send on,...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 September 1914
The Hatching Season Has Commenced. We are now borking for sellings in ilie /following breeds:—Famous Red Sussex (imp.), 7/6; Silver Wyandotte (imp. cockerel), 6/; also Silvers nt 5/: While J.egborns (PatUimn-Kinnear), 5/; Black Orpington, 5/;" Minorca, 5/. Guaranteed nil chicks true to none. Ordevs supplied ill rotntiou. Terms: Cosh with order. Order now, and sa*c disappointment. The Red Sussex is tfce greatest utility breed on earth. Dressed Poultry on shortest notice. Addrws communications to The Manager, Iit jbIIu Poultry Farm (next I.eak's Fac tory), Ueuallu West.—Auvr. • M AVery nice display of-LAMPS—both to Hang mid Stand. Gnrden Tools and General Household Iron mongery of great variety, can be seen at CARTER BROS. I When coughing mortal's seek n balm. Their lungs to ease, their fents to cnliu. They note what wiser ones procure* And putchase Woods' Peppermint ttire It needs scant argumenf to bind, Sound logic to a sapient mind ; And thus successive proofs nssuce-. The fame of ...
Phases of the Moon. August. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 September 1914
Phases of the Moon. I August. ■- First quarter, Friday 28th September. Full moon, Saturday Mil Last quarter. Sunday 13lU New moon, Sunday 20th First quarter. Saturday 26ih October. Full moon, Sunday 4tli Last quarter, Monday 12tli New moon, Monday 19tb First quarter, Monday 26th November. Full moon, Tuesday 3rd Last quartet, Wednesday 11th New moon, Wednesday 18th First quarter, Tuesday 24th
TO OUR READERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 September 1914
TO OUR READERS. o The editor will carefully pel use al communications sent, whether they be in political, social, or other form, and they will be treated as strictly con fidential. All items must, however, be well authenticated, and from n reliable source. All communications will be r.cknowledged in the correspondence columns. Newspaper clippings are also accept able, and facts about people such as deaths, marriages, social events, etc, ; in fact on all events, will be carefully read and, if suitable, published. We wish to make this journal as in teresting as possible, and you may help us if you desire. Give us your opinions on the current topics of the day—they may prove of interest to our readers. Please write on one side of the paper only
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 September 1914
JAS. WEA.TEERILL, BAKER, PASTRYCOOK AND CONFECTIONER. (Two Doors from National Bank.) CA.TERING CATERING For Socials, Wedding Breakfasts, SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. Amusements. &lt;£1HIRE HALL, BENALLA. DON'T FORGET States Pictures. For Particulars See Handbills. They are the very best; electrically | lighted, &c., &c. Patrons always . leave Oar Entertainments satisfied. ' What more is desired ?| I 0 S 'I. By PASTOR RUSSELL, 1 Text: "When He iisceiided up on Higl), He led a multitude of captives" (Epli. iv, IS). ; 'i It is appropriate, began the Pastor, tliat [ on the'anniversary of Pentecost wo should lave well in linnd what we celebrate, it was preceded by the anniversary of our Lord's ascension. Jn one sense of the vord, our Lord Jesus ascended at His re urrection from the dead; for then He left the Jiuirnn nature and the tomb for the fDivine natyr&lt;>. and immortality; He tar I l ied, however," for forty days after Ilia se | .'urrection, t'liat ...
THE HOUSEHOLO. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 September 1914
I fHE HOUSEHOLO. Eoo and Chkese Salad.—Hard boB Mklf ft dozen eggs, and put them into cold irater boforo peeling. Out into slices, jnd pat a layer of thorn in a salad dish or ioup plato ; oTor thum grata a thin layer rf cheese. Now eggB again, thon more theeao. Over tho top scatter a liltle chopped capers aiid gherkins. Garnish round tho dish with finely cut salad, aud over the whole pour a rich mayonnaise sauce, or salad dressing. CkeaM Tart.—Mix a tablcapoonful oj flour smoothly with cold milk, tiion add gradually a pint of milk, swoeton to tinte, and boil until porfectly smooth-and the flour taatca cookeJ. Stand tho pot aside, and when the cream is partly cold add the yolks of two woll-boatoa eggs and a tea spnoiiful of bvater. Simmer over tho tire until the eggs have thickened, but not curdled Lir.-> a pio dish with a short crust, and pour in tho custard. Bako for half ail hoar, then beat tho whites to a stiff froth, and with it ornament the top of the tart. I'lace it in tho ...
THE Benalla Independent. PUBLISHED ON THUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS "Stands close to all But leaus on none." TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 September 1914
THE Benalla Tndepenclent. Pobmshkd on Tuesdays and-Fridays "Stands close to'all But leans on. none." • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER■%. 1914. - The Independent rejoices 1 with the hundreds of thousands of voters who rejoice in the triumphant vic tory scored by Labor, at the polls on Saturday.. It was more than a triumph—it was a rout, definite and complete.; When the Fusion forces first paraded the political •arena the people fairly screamed at the record ■ jackdaw-in-peacock-fea ther display. With vehemence they proclaimed, they would have none of it. But the "jacks" per sisted that their screed bore the im primatur of heaven. The people thought it looked more like a wail from some other region. Fusion was swept into outer darkness. In a most remarkable way the finan ces of the country took on a more roseate hue. It was predicted that nothing but blank ruin would cover the face of Australia with these "Labah fellahs'' at the helm. Time proved the utter fallacy of such a contention. Mother Shi...