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A BIRD'S APOLOGY. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 16 January 1914

A BIRD'S APOLOGY. ? 0 The story quoted in a contem porary journal of a parrot who spoke through the telephone, recalls one, the truth of which it. would he hard to . credit , had not the inci dent to which it refers taken place in tiie presence of the lady who told the story to the narrator. It !>e came so talkative during tile reading of family prayers that the head of I he household was obliged to pause, and request the bird's remoxal from the room. One of the maids rose from her chair ami seized folly's cage. As she reached the door, the bird, with a finnl screech, ex claimed. to 1 he astonishment of the assembled family. "Sorry 1 spoke!" Ourinir a thunderstorm in Paris, four women took, shelter under an umbrella, which was struck by light-, ning. One man was killed out right, and three seriously injured.

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A Kindly Burglar. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 16 January 1914

A Kindly Burglar. A London morning paper says : "A burglar at Los Angeles has won a lifelong friend by a kindly -action.: He entered the house of a Mrs. Morris late at night, ancL met her suddenly on the stairs. : Ilis revol ver covet sd her in a second. "Throw up your hands !" he ordered. Mrs. Morris hardly seemed to see him. She pushed him on one side, moan ing. *'AIy ba by is dying. 1 want a doctor." The burglar gripped her by the wrist. . '.'.What's the matter?''; he demanded. "It's croup,'' >she an swered. The burglar put the revolt ver bsick into his hip pocket. ~ " I have live of my own," he said curt ly. "I'm out on this night lay to keep them from starving. I'll do what I can for vou\" The woman stared at him, only half under standing him. "Oet mo a kettle oi hot water." ho said. lie mixed an emetic nnd administered it, and-for an hour sat, rubbing; the child's chest with oil. in the end he slip ped out of the house quietly, while Mrs. Morris was not looking". When the p...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
How Bradlaugh Said Grace [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 16 January 1914

How Bradiaugh Said Grace » An interesting- reminiscence of the late Mr. Charles Bradlaugh has just been given by W. Pcrcival Westell, the naturalist^ which shows' that the great "atheist" was perhaps not so irreligious as hi? opponents acclaim ed him to bo. . Bradlaugh, says Westell, was my father's guest, and he had come dow'n to speak at a big political' meeting. When wo all met at tho dinner-table in the evening, my. mother hardly kuew what to do with regard to asking .me, as the eldest child, to say "Grace.'' Mr. Bradlaugh, keen eyed as a hawk, took in the situa tion at a glance, and at once said, "May I ask a blessing ?" An an swer in the '-affirmative was imme diately forthcoming, whereupon, with hands clasped, head bowed, and eyes closed, our guest /uttered these precious words, "For what we are about to receive may we ? have, truly thankful hearts."

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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PROFITABLE ROSES. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 January 1914

PROFITABLE ROSES. 4 Roses, though generally admired as the most beautiful flower, are not universally recognised as the profit able article of commerce that they really are. Trade roses are grown in various parts of Europe, but chiefly at Grasse, in France, and Kasanlik, in Bulgaria, where great stretches of rose gardens provide the chief sup ply of roses for the markets of the world. The highly cultivated roses are useless for commcrcial pur poses, and both at Grasse and Ka sanlik it is the cabbage rose that is chielly grown-"the rose of a hun dred petals," as they call it in Southern France. The Grasse roses are used chielly for pomades, -soaps, rose-water, and commodities ; anil the demand made by the manufacturers of such on ! Jiff ;.(>se-growers of Grasse can bo partly guaged from the fact that ini'iv than "it'O.OOOlb. of roses are annually gathered in the district. F.ssence-or, as it is called, attar of roses-is rarely made in France, on account of the expense of pro ductio...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Good for Cut Flowers. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 January 1914

Good for Cut Flowers. j» _r To prolong the life of cut flowers two professors of the School of Agriculture at Rennes, France, have recently compared the effect of var ious solutions with that of plain water. Over 100 different kinds of flowers were tried. It was found that most of them would live and stay fresh much longer if some sugar was put into the water in which they were kept. Sugar., however, was no help to tulips, daisies, or chrysanthemums, and it was a positive injury to lilies and sweet peas. It accelerat ed the opening' of the buds, especial ly of roses and orchids. Small quantities of chloral, ether, glycerine, alcohol, lime water, and even ammonia salts, served to lengthen the lives of various kinds of (lowers. The water thus "modi lied" should como as near as pos sible to the blossoms. In other words, the stems should be im mersed as deeply as possible. Some of the flowers kept in sugar and water lived four times as long as would ordinarily bo the case. The amount of...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Some Eyes Find Things Easily. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 January 1914

Some Eyes Find Things Easily. ? All good eyes do not see alike. People whose eyes will show the same focus by an expert lest do uot sec alike. They may look at the same object ami see it entir© ly different. Some men are adepts in finding something with their eyes, while their companions who may possess just as good vision are not able to locate objects at all without great dUficulty. The mail who can walk about the lawn or in the park and pick up four-leaf clovers has 'an eye that is worth big money to him. He can easily be trained to see things that the ordinary man will miss, or have to look a long time to find. Some men who go hunting cau sec a squirrel in an oak or hickory tree with, apparent ease, while others will go strolling about the timber and never see the animals at all. It is the same way in the open field. The rabbit can be found sitting by some while others will almost run over the creature before they can detect it. _ This ability is a gift. It is not only a gift de...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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Ten Times Round the Globe. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 January 1914

Ten Times K@und the -->> The cable lines of the world amount, in a grand total, to over two hun dred and sixty thousand miles, more than enough to draw a girdle ten times around the earth at tho Kquator. This work has all been accomplished since 1S6."5. Tho long est lir.e is from England to Aus tralia by way of the Capo of Good Hope, iw.OUO miles/ The bus iest section of the sea bottom is, of course, the North Atlantic, seven teen cables centring in tho St. Lawrence section and New York. The longest stretch without a re lay station is from Vancouver to Fanning Island in the North l'a cific, midway between Australia and Vancouver, 3,GOO miles, made neces sary by the rule of tho British Government forbidding cable land ings on any save British soil.

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Awkward Cash. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 January 1914

Awkward Cash. I'urc silver, broken into suin.ll, irregular pi ores, forms the pay of the Chinese soldier. Payment is an extraordinary process. The whole of the night preceding is occupied in weighing out for each man his required quantity of silver, which j is a very, tedious business, and onlv {successfully accomplished by infinite care, for here a piece the size of a jiin's head has to be chipped off, am! there a piece of similar mi nute proportions added. Each man's silver bits are tarefully wrapped in paper, with his name en 1 dor.ved upon it. and the \;;rious par cels are. distributed upon parade. A private receives thive and a half taels-equal . to about nineteen shill ings-a month, and. ha\iug got his silver parcel, loses no- time in ex changing the pieces at the nearest tradesman's shop, where fur each tael (.~>s. 5(1.) he receives 1 .i.K'U small coins, called cash. Lack of desire to eat after the death of a near relative led Mr. W. Beidleman, of llarrisburg, Penn sylvani...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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THE FARM. STOCKING AND OVERSTOCKING. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 January 1914

THE FARM. STOCKING ANT) OVERSTOCKING. I . I An experienced farmer will sec that ' his grass paddocks are stocked with | just the number of sheep or cattle that will entail neither shortage of feed or waste of grass. Judicious grazing can never be accomplished 011 large wide-ranged areas where ; English grasses are sown, and the ; fence is a most necessary adjunct to | successful and economic pasturing of 1 stock. . ! A large area appropriately divided J with, fences and the stock rotated' > from one paddock to another wi I ' carrj quite fully half as many head ' again, if not more. The stock, wili, ; moreover, do better and be much : healthier, adding very substantially to the settlers' income. Moving them from one paddock to another- as the feed is eaten down and bccomes foul . ed with the droppings of the animals ! will give each paddock a chance to . get thoroughly washed and ctcanc-.I ; with rains, making the flush of grass awaiting , grazing after the spell : wholesome feedi...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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Kowree Water Trust [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 January 1914

Kowree Water Trust The monthly meeting was held at Edenhope on Monday, Com Philip presiding. COBRE8POKDBMCE . From W. A. McPherson, applying for permission to lay on water to his premises at Goroke. He has per mission fco connect with Mr Tully'0 pipes and he is willing 10 pay the same as the others, viz, £2 per annum.-Corns Bull and Carracher moved that permission be granted. Carried From the Water Supply Commiy sion, asking if this Trust has any Water Supply objections to the granting of the application of B. Carracher for sale of about 15 acres township of Booroopkl, parish of Morea.-Corns Cranage and Hadden moved that no objection be offered From Saiue, forwarding printed copies of the Trusts Eating by-law for 1916, which has been approved of by the Governor in Council,, The bylaw has been published in the Government Gazette and should now be published in a local newspaper. Attended to ACCOUNTS The following accounts were passed for .payment 1-Water Association, £1/1/; petty cash...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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THE NEW FARMING. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 January 1914

THE HEW FARMING. -,-i Going through a patch of Aus tralian forest recently, to see a farmer on business, I was suddenly pulled up by a stentorian shout ing. "Iley ? L.ook out ! Quit like blazes !" I looked in the direction from which the yells proceeded, to.see a gaunt figure waving his arms to mo like a windmill gone mad. . Appa rently he was telling me to get out of the way of something, so, tak ing his rude aavifce, I "quit" into the shelter of the bush, and in a few seconds was standing beside him. ?. ? ^ -...v.* " . , "What's up, anyway ?" I jerked out - after a hurried sprint. ."Jcs wait a bit an* you'll see/' he grinned. We were standing on the edge of a clearing in the forest, and the mat ted undergrowth had been ' cleared off by the simple expedient ;of driv ing a fire through the .mass ; the blackened trunks had; been felled with the axe, piled in a heap, and were burning furiously in one cor ner, leaving the area dotted with a host of scorched stumps, ranging in size up t...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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RUNNER BEANS AND DROUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 January 1914

RUNNER BEANS AND DROUGHT. » . ? . "Vegetarian," writing to an Eng lish paper, gives the results of water ing runners during a dry spell. Ob serving that one of his neighbours had very poor results, although! the roots were well watered, he set to work in his own garden by watering a row at the roots only, never al lowing the water to touch the leaves, whilst a second row was treated by watering both leaves and roots, with the result that the latter produced i poils a foot long, whilst the former only gave pods of three incurs. I "Vegetarian" says that in a wot I season very few pods fail to set. but that during a dry spoil it is not so, and that artificial watering of leaves as well as roots is necessary to se cure a good setting of pods. Some people work into the poultry .business,, while others drop in, and. not understanding how to swim, flounher about ami are drowned. Dislike of detail is a promiuent cause of failure with poultry, which demands dose undivided attention to the sm...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Swimming Notes. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 January 1914

Swimming Notes. Tho opening carnival of the jNTati raak Swimming Club takes place next 1 Wednesday at Natimuk Lake, and, , providing the weather is favorable, is bound to be a great success, a. largo number of local swimmers, including three or four ladies, intend compete ing, while we received word yesterday that over a dozen swimmers from Horsham are coming out> Afternoon tea will bo served . r. ~h<? ground., also soft drinks, soda and milk and fruit Swimming is not. only a very ' desirable accomplishment, but it is a healthy exercise and a clean form of sport, consequently it is expectcd that tho local community will by their presence support the efforts being made by the clnb to popularise the art The proceeds from the carnival are to be devoted to building a jetty Distances up to 100 yds have been pegged out along course A very generous response received from Ladies Committee. A meeting was held in the Mechanics on Tues* day afternoon, with Mrs Waller in the chair...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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State-oweed Railways [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 January 1914

State-oweed Railways Interesting information regarding State-owned railways is given in a return published by the Board of Trade recently in England. Canada had 26,276 miles of pri vately-owned and operated lines 1 in 191.1, against 'J,CIS miles State owned and operated and 102 miles owned by the State and privately operated. Australia had 16, 071) miles State owned and 1,93 J pri vately owned; South Africa, 7,5 IS j miles State owned and 5 15 pri-| valolv owned, . New Zealand. 2,508 ! i miles State owned and ninety-nine I privately owned ; and Newfoundland 723 miles State owned but pri- ! vately operated, and forty-seven privately owned. India had .",12,80'.) miles of rail ways, of which 6,87-1 were State j owned and operated, IS,-15 Stale owned but privately operated, 1,60- owned and operated by native States, and 1,6-1 S owned by native States and worked by companies. Jn seventeen other British Colo nies and Protectorates there were 3,525 miles of railways privately owned. Forty-...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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FRUIT CREATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 January 1914

FRUIT CREATIONS. > . I A few years ago the rural world j was very much agitated about the reports concerning the wonderful re sults following the work of plant breeding, which had been carried out by Luther Burbank. Some of these reports were very much discounted, and, indeed, one of the American farm papers exposed what it claimed was a fraud upon the public-so call ed the wonderberry. Still it was far .as utility was concerned of the plant afterwards shown that any misrepre sentation which might have cropped up was not the result of anything that Burbank might himself have said, but due to the zeal of the syn dicate which undertook to put his plants upon the market. The hostile criticism, therefore, waned so as to give time a chance to prove the) util ity of the creations which the brain of this had designed. Some of these plauts are being tried in Australia, and there are very warm advocates of at least a -"few of them to be found amongst the experimentalists. Bur bank's great...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Tennis Match. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 January 1914

Tennis Match. A friendly match was played last Saturday afternoon between teams from ike Natimuk Methodist Clab and the Qaautonff- Club The home team consisted of the best players in the club and they ran out winners by 18 games The Quailtong ladies provided splendid afternoon tea which was much appreciated after the heat on the courts The return match will bo played tomorrow week Following are the scores Leitch and Mulligan v Francis and Schnnke, 6-2, 6-I Murphy and Eltze y. Dnbber and Woolmer, 6-2, 6-I Murphy and Leitck v Dabber and Francis, 6 I, u -I Mulligan and Eltze v Solinnke and Woolmer, 6-3, 6-T Miss Jahn and Miss Murphy v Miss Larrad and Miss T Pfennig, 3-6, 0-6 Miss Chequer and Miss Leitch v Miss Wileman and Miss 0 Pfennig, 6-5, 5-6, 6-3 Miss Chequer and Miss Murphy v. Misses T and O Pfennig, 5-6, 2 6 Miss Jahn and Miss Leitch v Miss Larrad and Miss Wileman, 2-5, 3-6 Quantong-5 robbers 10 sets 30 games Natimuk-fl rubbers, 7 sets, 62 games

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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DETECTIVE'S RUSE. HOW A THIEF WAS TRAPPED. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 January 1914

DETECTIVE'S RUSE. I10W A T1UEF WAS TRAPPED. Some years ago a famous aetec tivc .. outgeneral led a criminal whose craft _ and cunning the former real ised were in normal circumstances ?probably; superior to his. The-scene (says the "New York Tribune'') was one of the larger cities in Pennsylvania A bank had been robbed -systematically for over a perio'd of four months, and after a-week spent secretly on the case the detective was pretty sure that the succession of robberies was to be laid at the cashier's door. Proof positive, however, was lack ing, and the detective, although his mind was made, up as to the cashier's guilt, appreciated that he had absolutely nothing in the way of concrete evidence wherewith to lodge even an .indirect charge against" the suspected man. It was essential that the cashier be given no hint that the robberies had been noticed, and especially no hint that he was under suspicion. Posing as a banker from the West, the detec tive came into contact witlv the ...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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Auction Report. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 January 1914

Auction Report. Messrs Haglethoru and Bolton 10 port a fair yarding of sheep at the o pening sale on Saturday last. The de raand wa9 good, every, lot yarded be iug disposed of at satisfactory prioes merino wethers selling from 11/6 to 13/-; merino ewes 12/6; and a small line of orossdreds* mixed sexes 11/-. We desire so draw attention to the sale of Mr John. Elliott's Biimpaen property, in conjunction with Messrs Young Bros , tenders for which close ou Saturday January SI st. Sinae last report we have dispos ed or the following properties:-On account of Mr A Twartz 316 acres in the parish of Pay wit, to Mr W. H Wilson ; ou accouut of Mr F. For rasfc. 636 acres, Rainbow, to Mr R Staples; account of Mr C. F. Nie wand, 725 acres in the parish of Lalkardno, to Mr W. E, Sutterby ; account Mr J. Dunn, 820 aores, near Wagga, to Mr C. Cunningham, of Dooen. Total salea, £12,S:>0

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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Kovvaee Shire Tenders [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 January 1914

Kovvaee Shire Tenders The following tenders weto dealt, witih at. Monday's meeting of the Kowree Shire Con noil : - Contract No 6/14-7A chains con struction, cn the EdenhopesGoroke road at the red gate, near the Maryo vale sheep wash. Central riding_-Ewen M'Donald, £47/14/ (accepted) Contract No 10/14-15 chains con struction on the Harrow-Edenhope tele graph road n litt'.e east of the 66 miles telegraph pole, East Riding. -F W Burgess, £85 (accepted); W J Shrive, £93/17/ ; Fred Fallon, £116/17/ Contract No m/[4-12&5 'inks con struction on the Edenhope-Goroke road about 2 miles on the Goroke side of Ullswater, near Guthridge's gate Cen^ tral riding.-Ewen M'Donald, .£57718/ (acceptcd) Bontract ^o lb/14-Twenty chains sheeting between allotments 53 and 54. Charam, on the Harrow^Goroke road a little distance north-west of R Guth-i ridge's house Certral riding.-Ewen M'Donald, £64/19/; John M'Donald, £70/8/3-Work to be dons by day labor, Cr Carracher voting against Contract No 17/1...

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Natimiik Market [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 23 January 1914

Natimiik Market Messrs Young Bros held, their opening sale for the year at their Natimuk yards yesterday, when they had a- moderate yarding. Bidding was fairly briab, and the following prices were realised : Merino wethers, 1-1/6, 13/11, 12. 6 and 12/ Aged ewes, 6/10 Crossbred ewes, 14/6 Mixed sheep, 9/ and 11/ Crossbred lambs, 10/6 Merino ewes in larab fco Lincoln rams, 10/G Crossbred ewes in lamb to Lincoln rams, 12/6 Fat steers, £6 Cows, 95/

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
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