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FACTS AND FANCIES. Rain Trees. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 14 February 1914
PACTS AND FANCIES. : O Rain Troos. &lt; -&lt;>111 inhiii boasts of an unsual troo ; Jiiuiitd tlio^rain tree," which is about 6011. when at maturity, ami about Jit. in diameter at tho base. Itabsorhs | an immense quantity of moisture from tho atmosphere, which' it concentrates ! and subsequently sonda forth from its J loaves and branches in a shower, in somo instances so abundantly that tho ground in its vicinity is converted in | to a qua^miro. It possesses this cur ious pro|>orty in its groatost dogrco in tho summer, procisoly when tivo rivors aro at thoir lowest and wator most near oo.
HONEST JOHN. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 14 February 1914
HONEST JOHN. Georgo Cartor, a very just mail, car rying ou business in a small village, found it necessary ono day to ,leavo his establishment to tho 6ole charge of John, his assistant, and, as usual, thinking it necessary to impress upon him tho necessity of dealing fairly by his customers, left him with these words:— "Well, John, if ever in doubt, quote a text to yourself,, and you will find great help from it in your dealings." Ho had not been gone long before a lady walkccTTat-o tho shop, and asked to seo some shawls. John, puttiug ono out from under tho countcr, asked her how alio liked it, stating that tho prico was half a crown. It was a very nico one, hut, sho, boing ablo to afford better, asked to see others. John, ready as ever, fetched another out of tho same box, and, spreading this out on tho counter, stated tho price to be Ere shillings. Still she was not satisfied, so, fetching another one, also out of the same'tox, ho asked her how she would like that one at half a J...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 14 February 1914
TO DO OTIiEKG GOUo. . ' ( hnvo btuu liviuy in S. W. (Jin'omltuM for tbiriein yuiirr,* wiilco Mr-f. It. Tindalf, Uditor of i.ho Ounni'tnujla " Wotobnuo.1' ■Durin« iLiat time X Ipivo boru cubjtot lo ttttiokn of DmirhoG-i mid liavo nlwuyo fouud Ubtnabcrlain'o (Julio nnit UiarrbouB Komcdy tn i/'iioltly ruliuf me, 1 oau re ouramood it 63 tmyunu unfioraat; ffou) tbul coro|,Ijitit, Yqu may nao tbio tafclcK QO y^fl oee Ob for It Is writton '.o do Dtliofo good,' Hold by T, J. Wright Oft t'rffp. W'l nil Q. Pi Hltfg, ob'trmlDtf.
A NEW USE FOR TOMATOES. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 14 February 1914
A NEW USE FOR T0MAT0E8. I Conservation lia5 extended to the tomato. In Italy, at both Naples and Parma, factories have been recently established for convert ng tomato waste into ulilisahle material. With ihc increasing demand for al most everything," many previously unconsidered trifles have become of value in one way or other. When tomatoes have been used for making ccrtain edible products, such as "tomato paste," catsup, &c., there is left over a considerable residuum, consisting- of seeds and skin. This is first dried in the sun (or by evapora tion), and the seeds are subjected to pressure in an hydraulic press. Thus treated, they yield an orange-yellow oil, very limpid, and with a character istic tomato odour. Burned in ordin ary lamps, it gives a beautiful white light, odourless ancl smokeless. When the oil is clarified and refined, it is colourless ancl excellent for tabic use. It has furthermore, a flavour of tomato that is very agreeable. One thousand pounds of the d...
NEWS OUR NEIGHBORS. Crisp Clips from our Contemporaries. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 14 February 1914
OS OF OUR NEIGHBOR Crisp Clips trorn our Contempor aries. Miss Ball has been appointed mation of the Arnaat Hospital, A Public meeting will b» held on Manday at Ararat to consider the question of the shortness of the water supply, and to urge tho Go vemment to proceed 8t ones witli the new system, The Ararat Citi zens' Bind leavo ou Thursday foe Melbourne to take part in the C Grade Baud Contest. SYben the police arrived at Mur toa on Friday with an Afghan pris onor who bad b?en sentenced to a month's imprisonment at Minyip by Mr Barnes, J.P., for using obsceau language und otherwise misbehaving himself, the swarthy fellow was identified as the long |ost Charley who last year disappeared by night with Mrs Hogan'a horsa and Mr Percy Sprake'a saddle. The animal aftorwards strayed home, and it was lotwd that Uharlcy had sold the sad dle very cheaply at Stawell. A war* rant was ieBued f ir bis arreet, aud Charley might still have escaped the charge but for now coming under the direct ob...
WISE AND OTHERWISE. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 14 February 1914
WISE AND .OTHERWISE. Ono halt" tho world doesn't know how thu otlior half could live without it. After I am gono, lie complained, people will begin to notice what 1 havo dona. Woll, tlio wife sadly replied, if Uioy do it won't take thotu long. Wifo: Well, Uicro you are, George) And did you havo a good timo>* Wan tho hotel you ,sLopj»fl at horne-lilco Husband (drily): Very, darling. Thoro wasn't a thing in it tit to eats Angry Mother; Hobby I Hobby : Yes, mamma. Angry Mother": You are not to do that I N'ow, don't let mo spcalc to you again ! liobby (with a sigh). But how can I stop you, mamma? Proprietor: Got out of this! Don't you sco my sign, 'Mo I'iskin^ Allowed on Thoso Grounds' V Fisherman^ Yes. . but I'm not fishing on the grounds— I only want to fish in tho water. Tommy: Is every hair in your head nurtbored, grandpa? Bald Grandpa: Yos, my child. Tommy: Well, grand pa, you haven't got much of a head for figures, havo you? Tho school mistress is interested in&lt; you,...
The Double Chance. (Published by Special Arrangement.) CHAPTER XIV,—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 14 February 1914
file Ooubls Chance, BY J. S. FLETCHBU, Author of " The Goiilen Hope," Ac. (Published by Special Arranjiement.) CllAl'TKU XIV.- Vl\.Illume,I.) The man who lay in the bed. mut teriug iucoherenily in hi* unoa>> slumbers, was apparently ol mid dle age and of o\ er medium height. His head, weli formed and hand some, was covered with a mass of hair which, originally daik in coloi i was now thickly shot with giey , his beard, somewhat thin and strag gling, was also rapidly grizzling, and had here and there a white lia'r in it. The face was thin, especially about the nose and temples; ana the eves, round which were man) wrinkles, were deeply sunk. As for the features, thev were hnely model led and intellectual. One hand, which lay outside the coverlet, was long and shapely, with the slender, taper ing lingers of the artist or the in ventor'of delicate mechanism. Stead remained at the bedside in an attitude of perfect quiet, until the man in the bed stirred restless Iv, and at last ope...
HOW IT SOUNDED. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 14 February 1914
HOW IT SOUNDED. Ho was about to ask her father for Iior hand in marriage, but ho did. not feel iiorvous. As ho carofully varnished Iris hair ho repeated for tho last timo tho manly littlo speech ho had prepar ed "Mr. Smooth, I have called to toll you, quito frankly, that your daughter Ethel and I loro each other, and to ask for your consent to our murriag-o. I am not a rich innn, I know; but wo aro both young-, and strong-, and willing: to fight tho battlo of life to- i gather " And so on. It u*ns not until ho found himself aJono with her father that his collar grew suddenly tight and his eyesight faded. I-Io plunged. "Mr. Smooth, I—or—ahem!—I—ah —frankly coma to—or—hum—toll you —or—quito frankly that you—that wo —that is, that I—ah—love your daugh tor! Ahem! I—ah—have—frankly called to—or—ask you to—ah—to—to —to he my—or—wife. That is—er sho —wo—er—T—no! Wo aro young, and —er—will fight! T—ah—hope, sir, you —or—understand mo?" Arrd father did—that's tho wonder ful part of itl Pride...
Turf [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 14 February 1914
Turf Moduli Maid (V.yj rnr: oeooud f) Yatlaia tfi^DimbaQlu Uiqi on Wciiooaday, atarhog \i tlio lJonuld liu-is on V/'oiincoday ■UUO Wtto tili,n Hi tha Bdios, au'j 3JVI for jj-ioHra.ilwi'd foci, Tim &lt;Jup wan (von by utuz, u ith \ alwick oocomi, und (Jluman , I" tH« -Fiyins Handicap, j, y . " ' °f Uiifrnmbeot, won with Ohuu. tie, a J (o 1 oliauoc» uu Mibj Alice M L/uUooh'rt bonny 15, nddoa by .J. Tumor, lap acoond iu fbj Nelrnn Uandioap of ouo RKlo. 4
"HYDRO SHOES." [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 14 February 1914
"HYDRO SHOES.'" A shoo factory of'a norel kind has lioon established no.fr Berlin for soino timo past. Tho "shoes" rnado will not run much risk of hoing worn out on pavements or country roads, for they aro solely intended for the purpose! of walking on water. That these "hy dro shoes" aro of a cortain practical valuo is shown by tho fact that tho Prussion Minister for War has placed an order with tho enterprising firm.
Athletics. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 14 February 1914
Athletic3. Wedoeelay, Hh Marab is down for the holding ol the Navarro Ubarity Sport? Meeting i" aio of tbo Stawell and £1. Aroaud Lloapitatj. Tbo programme drawn ::[) is a !-.n«tby odo and oompriaoa horeo Qud (vtbloLiu cvuutpj iualadud in ibo Uttoc iu a Sbttfto'd Handicap of 150 yards. First pri;;j, JVd , eeoood 103. In the borso evooti iha uinoC rauo btiny tho Hospital Ilaudiaap of £0 ooe mile, Entries lor all oven' i olo!)p with Uio DL'croiary not Jat«r thin U rt.m. » luarch, Any later entry double feo' 'x if.' adoii^ion to tbo ground will In le. Further pikrtioalaro uan bo had Icom John U&rUuglop, aootetary, ! SULiPl'AKTON CARNIVAL Tbo following oro tlic 6'iuifiionr.l rcfljjlts of evoriu dccidoi at tbo tjbepimi'ujn Gar nival 1 • : Llandioip 42-xl)y:l9—W. M'Alanap, 1 ; 0 F. 0«iflBidy, \l ; .r. Drc^lioro, 3, R, Carnio alao Btait-jd Wo° by 16 looheB, Tm,o, 22 aoo*. 'JL'ha uommittuo bold au mauUy into tho rnuuimj of tbo race uud dooidod U delate ail b-Hu elf, lXaudioap lliif-...
A LAND OF MANY THIRSTS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 14 February 1914
A LAND OF MANY THIRSTS. Egyptians never travel without their | groolah. They fill it with filtered water 1 and in the morning can command a pint or more of water cooled by cvap- , oration throug-h the unglazed clay. This precious fluid they do not waste j on unsatisfied thirst. Taking* off the long* white wrap and the piece of cloth that covers his head during sleep, the native pours the water over his head, neck and hands. The European with all his instinct for cleanliness, seeks first to relieve his over-mastering1 thirst. There arc in Egrypt as many thirsts as plagues, but the dust thirst is the worst. Every pore is sealed; the throat is a lump of dry clay, and one feels what it must be to be a mummy.
UNDER FALSE COLOURS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 14 February 1914
UNDER FALSE COLOURS. She had been to a bridge party on the'previous night, and to her devoted hjjsband it seemed more than likely that she had had more than ordinary bad luck. At any rate, breakfast next morning; found her silent and de pressed. "Have a bad time last night?" queried the husband at last', nervously fingering his cheque-book the while. "Awful!" she snapped, as she be headed an egg. "And it was your fault, too!" "My fault?" lie gasped. "Why, you know I wasn't playing." "No, but you introduced me to that man whom you said was a famous bridge expert, and " "Well, so he is, my dear!" "TJonsense; he's nothing of the kind. He's only an engineer!"
CricKet. NOTES AND COMMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 14 February 1914
CricKet. NOl'Ha AND COMMENTS. Ti»o no ilums of the il ilio in llio local oirap* U*»on &l tiifl present urn very inh-riMintf. By winning ttvir Uel' l tfo cornea RRftinai the H»i|w«ys ami Sfciweil, »li« Footballers li>tvo t>jnri>d ihcir uppart.ntly hoptltfBB olmnn- t J thu of iw;ooiouo of hiViotf a a«y a- the cloev of the linal round. (r.iiisK for th - bawling (com tbo start of the nwloh on Wednesday, tha FoolbalUre 600U had the k'imo worth w.*L:hiug. Tne wieke* w.ia tb*nKe to Curat >r Howe, and forcing thu gim&lt;\ tbo rang oitne quickly Vernon, M'Ntven, und Uurrowa vent down t-crao ^oo.i Italia at tiuma, but the bfltennn playing thctnaelvofl in, j punished anything on tbo Ioopo side. Noil ron And A If Cooper respectively knooked up 10 nn'1 *2*, and wi'b Ern Cooper and LUroui Darack in, the Boora inoonted up ; qiickly. l^urick, afsor aoorinR a ooaph to , 1-^, Witt* tuitjao I by Vernoo off hia own bow iutj, and la'oc on tbo same bow lor mu"Q'&lt; hi...
CHAPTER XV. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 14 February 1914
CHAPTER. XV. When Marshall Stead left Phil lipa Mannersley in the morning room at the Castle, he left perhaps the unhappiest young woman in England behind him. For fully a quarter of an hour Phillipa remained where she stood by the table, drum ming upon it ceaselessly with her fingers and staring at the vacant space where the cashier had stood. She could not realise what had hap pened. She had never liked Stead, but she had never actually disliked him. She knew that her father liked and trusted him, and that had been enough for her. But she had always had an uneasy feeling,an instinct, that there was something i behind Stand's smooth and quiet manner; now that he had revealed himself to her, she knew him not bnlv for a schemer, but for a villain. Shi- felt the blood in her veins turn to lire and then to ice as she re membered what had just occurred— she she was to be the price ot this ' man's bargain! She felt ashamed : ;„ul humiliated 10 the very core. And she had given him her wor...
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 14 February 1914
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. j Large spring press studs arc nice for pillou-cases, instead of butt-ous or tapes. Milk will not turn sour if a table opaontul ol lino salt bo added to every quuvt. To remove dust- from the ridges ill door ininols "so a soft, dry nailbrush. Keep one specially for this purpose. 11 rend and patty pans are best greased out with a brush dipped in nieltod cooking fat. Put a small pieco of buttor into 1>ho saucepan when boiling fruit; this pre vents it boiling ovor and makes loss scum. In ease of jam burning at tho bottom of tlio pail, add the juiec of » lemon, ami tlio burnt smell will quickly dis appear. Knives may bo cleaned in half the usual time if tlio knifelioard is tho roughly warmed ill front of tlio tiro bo fore being used. White washing blouses should bo soaked in water in which a littlo tur pentine or ammonia has boon added. This whitens thorn. Window and room plants do bettor with topid watering instead of cold, either for roots or washing, and morn ing i...