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INSECTS THAT GO INTO TRANCES [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
INSECTS THAT GO INTO TRANCES Some insects have fits. They go in to trances of a cataleptic nature, and remain in that state for periods that last for many hours. Professor Peter Schmidt, of the Imperial University, St. Petersburg, has heen observing this phenomenon in some specimens of ;in Asiatic species of "walking stick," which remains absolutely mo tionless throughout the day with its forelegs close together ami extended in front of it. Professor Schmidt fried experiments with these sleeping in sects and found that when distorted into extraordinary positions' they would retain these for a long time. He stood them on their heads, and' they remained so for more than four [ hours. lie placed thorn bridge-like across lite gap between two books, and weighted them till their bodies bent, like 'bows, iie bent them back ward and supported their l.wo ends by stones, in such attitudes they rested for several hours. He cut off legs and heads; he sliced their bod ies, and they never gave a ...
MIRBOO SOUTH. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
MIRBOO SOUTH. The heat up till November 13th has been intense, but rain is now. falling slowly and is badly needed; a few settlers having to cart water. A lot of starving cattle are now in and around these parts, Messrs T. Mummery and J. McKinnon have a good lot on their blocks, and Mr C. A. Watt has about 30 head of starving horses on his property. Shearing is in full swing. A good many sheep have been shorn in the district, but there are a lot more to be done. What is to be done ' with the wool, no one knows. The bush fire that raged in Gunyah Gunyah a few weeks ago, burnt down the Gunyah Hall and also a few houses and a quantity of grass was destroyed.
HEALTH AND SINGING. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
HEALTH AND SINGING. By a Musical Professor. The frying need.of to-day in the national life of our children is th ji(ioption of (he utmost simplict v ii; teaching, a reform which would :ic- ! cessitato the elimination of much of , the purely mental training of young ! children, to he supplanted by u &lt; ui-- j riculum in which physical l»yg;ci;i- i plays a proininent. purl. j Every I'hild ought to b«- taught : m sing at an early age, a .study which. ,>: | course, involves the teaching &lt;.-f mr- ! rec.' breathing. Taking only tii.- pi::-.- j ly physical point, of view into con side-ration, the student of singing in j the til's! stage of life develops ;)n- - vocal and hearing organs, giving ; j I his Mpeech greater depth and swc-|. n-'^s. There is no method that can ' he i'i■!i.-iI up,>n to produce fri-f :»;nl j deep breal hiii;; lik>- the teaching o: sinning, and there i.--, moreover, no creator faliaey in exist etx-e than Tti.• id"a thai singing taught to ...
SOUTH GRIPPSLAND RACING ASSOCIATION FIXTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
SOUTH GrIPPSLAND RACING ASSOCIATION FIXTURES;, The following dates were al lotted for the coming season:— Stony Creek, Wednesday, January 20th. Koruuiburra, Wednesday, January 27th. ' Foster, Wednesday, February 10th. Leongatha, Friday, February 12th. Korumburra, Wednesday, March 24th Association. Friday, March 26th. Pig breeding is an important industry in the Leongatha and Korumburra districts, and pedi greed animals are often sent to different parts of Victoria from these parts, for the quality of the pig* is ,well known. Messrs O'Shannassy Bros., who keep the best class of stock procurable, last week received an order from the Department of Agriculture, Sydney,for three boars and one sow. These left Leongatha on Thursday last, and were sent from Melbourne per steamer to the Hawksbury College, Rich mond, N.S.W., on Friday morn ing. This is not the first oc casion that the pedigreed pigs of Messrs O'Shannassy Bros, have been purchased by outside buyers to improve the breed in othe...
CORRESPONDENCE. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. TO THE EDITOR. i Sir,—I would liko to direct the jattention of your readors to the valuable articic by "Sigma" [in Saturday's "Awe," entitled "Domostic Scionce Centres." It puts the case for our High Schools very strongly, and demon strates the very great educational value it would prove for our girls. The Leongatha Agricultural High School Council have issued a provisional prospectus inviting, application for 100 debentures, bearing seven and a half'per cent, interest, and intend erecting a hosiel at once. After reading the "Age" article I feel sure that public-spirited citizens of this dis trict will see that the debentures are taken up at once, so that the hostel may be in readiness for the now vsar. -Yours etc.. A. MESLEY.
EXODUS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
EXODUS. They w*fere toiling in the city, thoy were working in tho field, When the drum began a-rolline, and the trumpet loudly peal'd, S i from North and South they gathered, arid from East and West they came, Like a band of careless schoolboys run ning to join a game. . • | And the fathers who had bred them let them have their wilful way; And the mothers who had fed thom sighed, but would not say them nay; And the comrades left behind them felt j their hearts with envy glow, And the women who had loved them shed their tears, yet bade thom go. And they all say—"Comeback to us with your shields, or on them lain,. It is Man's, the cause ye fight for, and ye shall not fight in vain. Motherhood is Brotherhood—a strength to overcome all odds— And the fight went ever one way when the Titaus ivafr'd with Gods ! Ye ehall smite Bellona's altar, ye shall break the Tyrant's carv Hung with ghostly trophies, waiting for the Triumph after war ; Ye have read of Goth and Vandal in the old, unhappy ...
INVENTORS' FORTUNES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
INVENTORS' FORTUNES. It is not. always the greatest inven tion thut. brings the largest financi.il reward. Roller skates are said to have brought their inventor £G00,000, while nearly halt a million was real ised by the man who flrst devised bootlaces. The inventor of the safety pin, who took the idea from a. repro: duction of a Pompeiian fresco, made £2,000.000. On the other hand, Charles Bour seul, who discovered and described the principle of the telephone in 1855, died poor. Michaux, the inventor of the bicycle, ended his days 'in the ut most penury, and Frederic Sauvage, •who is credited with the invention of the screw-propeller, was imprisoned, and died bankrupt and'insane.
"OWED" TO THE FLIES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
"OWED" TO THE FLIES. In the wake of sultry summer Come the pesty little flies: May the Powers of Darkness take 'em. Dash, and bust, and drat their eyes. You will find 'em in the suirar, You will find em in the jam, Causing many rude expressions— Words that rhyme with Mary's lamb. You may smash 'em, you may bash 'em, You may dislocate their spines, Assault 'em with a hammer, And hang 'em up in lines; _ Yet there's always one reflection, Which could drive a man insane— That despite our greatest efforts They'll come next year again.
UNKNOWN MILLIONAIRES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
UNKNOWN MILLIONAIRES. Whon it was suddenly announced that for something less than £3,000,000 Mr. M.iHaby-Deeley liad purchasod the Duke of Bedford's Co vent Garden, estate the question on everybody's lips was "Who is Malla •by-Deeley?" Practically none of the general public knew his • name and only his Intimates in the financial and political worlds had any knowledge of his amazing financial resources. Although London can boast of few dealers in millions like Mr. Mallaby Deeley there are tiulte a num!ber of men in tho metropolis who at almost a moment's notice can put down hun dreds of thousands of pounds to clinch a bargain. Readers will re member the case of Mr. Birch Crisp, the almost unknown man, who was responsible for the £10,000,000 loan to .China". Up to that time the public had never heard of him. Then ail of a sudden1 lie sprang into fame on ac count of the remarkable negotiations which brought him into conflict not only with the English Government, but. .with six other gr...
SMOKE DRIFT. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
SMOKE DRIFT. ■ India has 34,656 miles of rail way open for traffic. The population of the United States totals 109,021,992. Only two of the Emden's shells struck H.M.A.S. Sydney. The Russians have annihilated two more Austrian divisions in Galicia. . The military continue their raids on German premises in Melbourne. Cocos Island had been warned from Singapore of the Emden's intended raid; ^ Riots have broken out in Con stantinople, where the war policy is condemned. | The Turkish troops at Adrian ople are in rebellion against a German officer. The Germans have withdrawn from Ostein!, which is now occu pied by the. allies. The Gi-rmaiif, being unablo to repair the Leige forts, have aban doned the attempt. France has four million men under units: Great Britain has about 1?4 million;-:. Brif iin intends to call u,i yet anutli'T milli'iri men for service gainst Gi-rmany. News of the Emden's destruc tion ha-- canned deep depression throughout G ermn ny. The Lithgow works turned out 50,(/...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
.Mr. Iliirrv Lander has been teliin;; .'-•nine stories &lt;111 1 in.- ol'icr side. Amer icans "dearly love a lord," so thai, this has delighted them. "A certain nobleman was intro duced to me at the Tivoli one tiisht," the Scotch comedian is reported to have said. "lie asked ine t'l dine villi him. 1 accepted, and then lie hesitated ami said: — " 'I don't moan dine at my home, yon know. .Mv wile doesn't approve of--or—music-hall people, you know. 1 mean, dine at my club.' "'At your club?' said I, with a hor rified look. 'Oh, no! No, thank you. my lord. I'm sorry to have to de cline, hut the fact is, you know, my wife doesn't-- er approve of club men.' " It you are jioiii^ to kick at all it is perhaps just as well to do it with both feet. It takes a mighty smart man to know enough to conceal what he doeB not know.
District News. MEENIYAN [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
District News. MEENIYAN The Meoniyan R.C. Race Club has decided to hold a picnic meeting this yoar instoad of the i usual raoo mooting, and there was; a very large attendance at tho meeting hold on Tuesday evening last for that purpose. Trophies to the amount of £20 were pro mised in the room, and it was decided that the meeting be" held on the 13th January. The fol lowing office-bearers were ap pointed:—President, Rev. Fathar Coyne*; vice-presidents, Messrs T. Hanily and McGrath ; judge, Mr W. B. Hughes; treasurer, Mr J. Hanily ; secretary, Mr P. Griffin ; starter, Mr B. McKitterick ; stew ards, Messrs J. Lees, W. Cashin, H. Pearson, F. Reeder, F. Healy, W. B. Hughes, H. Diokson, Con. Moore, and W. J. FarrelU It was decided to make the members' tickets 5s. The meeting pro mises to be a very successful one, and a large committee has been appointed to carry out the ar rangements in connection with it.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
Lasting Cure. A well-known professor at 1111 Eng lish University was often annoyed by two Italians playing a street-organ be fore his Mouse. Giving his servant some money, he told her that when-, ever she heard ail or>;an she was to so out and pay the owners to take it, away. This was a failure. The. men, instead of comiiis once a week, came I wire. One day ihe sound of tlte or^an dis thi'bed the professor while working at a certain lecture. This so annoyed him thai he rushed out and ordered tiie men away. tel.ins Hiein that if they came ar.ain he would hand them over lo the pi.lice. They refused to £o unless lie ^ave them more money. Un rated at their imperlinence. lie raced down the street in search of a police man. .lust as lie tinned Ihe cornel' of the street lie met a sergeant marching nine constables In their beats. With out speaking, he turned and walked alongside the procession. When they turned the eorti"r the Italians saw the professor with the policemen. It was . enoug...
New Oil Well in Japan May Reduce Cost of House-Lighting. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
New Oil Well In Japan May Reduce Cost of House-Lighting. The pricu of oil—u subject of groat interest to country consumers, may be affected by the discovery of a -bed of extraordinary magnitude In Japan. Work was started on this now well in Apnil of this year, and after drilling to a depth of 1368 feet at midnight on May 26, the shell or crust of the deposit was pierced and the flow be gan. The oil continues in a steady stream, producing twice the volunio of all tho other wells in Japan, and Is remarkable in the history of the oil 'industry the world over. It is to be hoped the cost of house-lighting, in the country will .be reduced by the results of tho discovery.
WOMAN'S WORLD. The Good War May Bring to Australia. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
WOMAN'S WORLD. The Good War May Bring to Australia. With the war upon us, we are pray ing that out. of evil good may come. Good is promised to Australia by the increase of industries and manufac tures, and the onus of progressive work which will key us up mentally, phys'cally, and linancially. This sounds well, and is likely to prove as well as it sounds. Hitherto we have looked too much abroad for our man ufactures, and the conversion of our raw materials into commodities, pay ing the cost of the latter in freightage to Europe and ba'ck, and in all cases for foreign labor. Our country, rich with-its products, allowed of Mils be ing done, but how much will be saved and added to the wealth of the na tion when the works of manufacture range along with production. Let ns account for a few of our own articles in which the housekeeper is directly interested. Our wool has been ship ped out of the country to he returned in blankets, tweeds, cloths, woollen goods, carpets, rugs and furnishi...
EIGHTY THOUSAND GUINEAS FOR A HORSE. Some Amazing Offers. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
EIGHTY THOUSAND GUINEAS FOR A HORSE. Some Amazing Offers. No little sensation has been aroused in the horse-racing world by the report that .Mr. .1. B. Joel, who is the only living owner who has won all live ol' the classic races with horses of his own breeding, was re cently approached with an offer of ,S(l.i)0(l guineas for Sunstar, who won the Derby in It'll. .Mr. Joel, however, not only declined tin; offer, but inti m;111 r 1 that, no money would buy the horse, which lias now found a place in bis luxurious breeding establishment ,n ('hihhvickbury. The magnitude of recent offers for &lt;• ii• ■ i■ f,'moiis horses is. in the words ■ Sei;.-.;. the sporting writer of the "I',-ill .Mall I'.a/ette," "sutlicient to turn the head of even a millionaire." Ill' relates that .Mr. A. \V. Cox, who has now discarded his racing name of "Kairie," is reported to have re cently declined an offer of guineas for l,cini>eru-, the Derby win ner of 1010; and it was tin open se cret at the ti...
The Dress of Today. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
The Dress of Today. The inclination-to devote all of our powers to the subject of dress and its display; is eclipsed by the wider is sues of life that have suddenly open ed out before us. The subject was be coming intolerable," there is no doubt, to those whp liked to .give things their due proportion, and to whom a tunic split or unspllt, long or short, discuss ed as a national movement, was in tellectually nauseating, if not ridicu lous. Clothes should be a pleasure; but when they are a tyranny tho fash ion-makers need the curl) of common sense. Never do women look better than in tho coat and skirt, wiUi changes of fronts, collars, lapels and colored ties. Summer or winter, tin! wearer of the eoat ami .skirt ih'imI n"vcr feel outdone or ou'7 • place. She may loon cosily clad whi'e the wind blows cold, or as physically mnl as the allitera tive cucumber '1 tin* in-at of the .sum mer. Wide is tin; range dI' coals and skirts. At present they are built in all materials—tv.-eeds, clo(li...
DIVINE LOVE AND MERCY [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
r* I VINE LOVE AND MERCY BY PASTOK RUSSELL. Text: "A«d'iu thw 'mountain shall tue Lord ixf Hosts make unto all people ' feast of fat tlijngs"- (Isa. xxv., 0). Throughout the Scriptures the word "mountain" is UBcd us the symliol for a kingdom. Earthly governments are repre sented as mountains and hills, while the Lord's government is represented as being established "in the top of the mountains." It is this mountain, or Kingdom of God, which is referred to in our text. It has. not yet been established in the earth, and hence its blessed work has not yet -been realised. We still properly pray: "Thy will be done on earth, as it is done in heaven." True, a beginning has been made. For ihoro than eighteen centuries since the Holy Spirit was bestowed at l'cnteeost the church has been in process of selection; and the church is sometimes called the kingdom, because its members, when glori lied, will constitute the kingdom class— the Bride—who will share with the Hea venly Bridegroom the kin...
MARKETS. GIPPSLAND CO-OPERATIVE SELLING CO. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
MARKETS. GIPPSLAND CO-OPERATIYE SELLING 00. ' Butter—Choicest selling at llVijdv choice at llj^d, good to prime.lOJ^d to lid, separators lOd to 10Hd> dairies 9d to lOd. Cheese—6d for prime new loaf and medium sizes, semi-matured 8d to 9d, matured lOj^d to lid. &lt; Epr(?8—private lines Is 2d. Bacon —Light sides lOd to 10J^>d, medium weights 9^d, heavies 8V£d, middles lid, jackets 9d to to 9j^d, hams lid to Is Id. Wheat 4s 9d. Oats—Prime milling 3s 7d, feed 3s 6d. Maize—Prime flat red 4s Id. Chaff—£G 5s to £6 10s, medium to £5 15s. Onions —Brown Spanish £12. Potatoes —Snowflakes and excelsiors down to £7, medium and inferior to £4-'
MELBOURNE PIG MARKET [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 November 1914
MELBOURNE PIG MARKET Adamson, Strettle and Co, report: Stores—Best 28s to 33s, seconds frpm 19s, slips from 9s. Porkers —Prime heavy 36s to 40s, extra to 44s, prime medium 30s"to 34s, prime light from 26s.' Bacon pigs —Prime heavy 72s to 76s, a few extra choice to 4 guineas, prime medium 67s to 70s, prime light 62s to 66s, half fat and inferior from 40s. Backfatters—Extra heavy sows £5 15s lo £7, prime weighty sorts £4 10s to £5 7s 6d, rough and inferior from 50s. Lord Roberts died in Franco on Saturday last. Recent German prisoners state that they know they are^ beaten, and are fighting on to obtain good terras. The Department reserves the right to burn off whore lessees of railway blocks fail to keep the grass down. Tho Indian shipping trade will soon assume normal dimensions again, now that the Emden has been destroyed. The Kaiser now exhorts his troops to prevent Germany being enslaved and degraded into a pro vince by the Allies. The iron mines in N.S.W.during the past seven yea...