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A Seat Round a Tree. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 1 May 1914
A Seat Round a Ire®. b~-« There 'is certainly no more desir able position for & seat in tho open air than under the spreading foliage of a large tree, and the purpose c«' this article and tho ac companying drawings is j-o show a simple method of fitting up a. suitable bench with the minimum of labour. The sizes must depend en tirely on the tree it is intonded to encirclo ; but tho principle in volved will remain exactly the same. A SEAT ROUND A THEE. First of all the surface immedia- ! tely round tho base of the trunk should' bo made up approximately level, and a number of uprights bedded firmly: in the ground .by j means of long tarred ends. - They need to stand about 14 in. or 15 in. high, and may be or any reason- j able size from 2in.,_by Sin. up- j wards, or ' unwrought sections of ? stout branches might be employed. ' 'JJhcy are set-out., according- to small ( squares marked with crosses in Fig. J 2, and carefully arranged in . order to see that proper alignment is se-...
Safety in Submarines. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 1 May 1914
Safety in Submarines. T In the C type of submarine vessels, one of which recently foundered fortxmately witho'ut loss of lnc-as the result- of .a collision, the crew have a much better chance cape than in- the/earlier, types this vessel. They are fitted with 1G-1 cylinder horizontal" petrol engines, of 'the Vickers. pattern, which dc-.j velop 75.0. horse-power. These en-v, gines are used- only - when runmng on the surface; when vessel s; submerged propulsion, is by elect motors operated by. storage a " ,j terios. The petrol is stored ,inSl'^ a way as to make it impossible foi the vapour to mix with the aii >'1 the boat and so" cause an explosion, as happened to A5 off Queenstown. The only danger possiblo (says _ an authority) is leakage of,, pctro through joints .whence yess , submerged, in" which case the sparL irir of the motor- might- cause an explosion, but tl>e' likelihood ot Hie danger , has not been- overlooked, for in the latest .C typo tho electnc motors arc of a spec...
Which End of a Post Should be Up? [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 1 May 1914
^hich End of a Post Should be Up ? -r It is a very common belief among farmers that' a post .yill last longer if set in the ground the reverse of the way it grew in the tree, in other words, with the butt-end up. Accordingly, one sees many posts, especially end and gate posts, with tho small end down. The supposi tion Is that sap in a true is al ways ascending, or at least that it is easier for the sap to go up than down. Consequently, it is argued, turning' a post upsido down tends to prevent the rise of water, helps to keep tho wood dry, and, there fore, renders It less liable to decay. As a matter of fact, sap or water can flow iu either direction with equal facility and tho popular no tion to the contrary is incoxTect. Careful experiments on the r.elativo durability of post timbers have been made by the Ohio ^Agricultural Ex periment " Station (says the "Scien tific American!') and the above ques tion- was'considered. One fence in particular contained . 156 black / lo cust. post...
The M.P. as Hero. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 1 May 1914
The M;P. as Hero. Many graphic descriptions .'of great . fires havo been published in news | papers, in magazines, and in novols, but wo have never read ft moro j vivid short account of a fire than that furnished - by. !Mr. Oliver Locker I.ampson, M.P., who recently dis tinguished "himself in rescuo work at- the fire "which- broko out at Hydo Park Chambers, Knightsbridgo. Here is the heroic M.P.'s account as it appeared in ' Tho ( lines.' i"~&lt; "I heard cries. 1 On looking up I saw that thero' was ? a parapet against :the . skyline,' .with a rail round it, and cm it the figure of a woman in white. .Although she was seven storeys up, her voice car ried: to ma as clearly as if she were standing close by xne. " 'Oh hurry,' she wasvcrying, ' do hurry 1' "The /lames seemed to bo getting nearer and nearex* every moment. ,It was" a "most pitiful thing to see her there, and to know that we were helpless. I and the firemen shouted at the top of our voices, ' Don't jump; wait for us...
Countess Russell Warns 'Black Magic' Dabblers. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914
Countess Russell Warns 'Black Magic' Dabblers. ?» COUNTESS RUSSELL-.) I have long been aware of the con sequences that may affect the ??'thoughtless and cureless sitter at seances, who, longing for a new experience, recklessly joins a number of people bent on receiving some messages from the other side. I do not profess to explain the phenomena that occurs, neither do I affirm that the dead manifest them selves ; but I "know that some power is developed at such a meeting, and demonstrates itself often in a mar YcllOUS . it is impossible in a .short article to cive examples of what occurs, and"! would desire rather than to emphasise the. danger of meddling in occult matters until more know k-dge is giiined as tq rules and precautions by which tho people taking part in a seance may be I rotected. The very fact that sitters are asked to be quite passive, requested not to exert their wilh power, but just quietly wait and see what happens, ought to be suliicient warn- i jng in itseif of ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914
Natimuk Stock Sale At tho Natimuk Sale Yards -on Thursday, 14tli May fi _ 8 Sheep, Hoises and Cattle IfcmsagC 1ms. UNDER instructions from rarions owners will offer for sale as above - SI Crossbred Ewes, in lamb te Lincolns 20 Fat Sheep 70 Merino Ewes, in forward condi* Hon 100 Merino Wethers, 4 and 6 tooth and full mouth 200 Merino Wethers. 4 and 6 tootli and full mouth 200 Merino Ewes, 4 years, in lamb to Lincolns 120 Aged Ewes 181 Meriuo Wethers, 8 and 4 years, a special lot 500 Mixed Sheep, to be drafted to suit purchasers Horses and Cattle. Further Entries Invited To Let on Shares QAfk ACRES of Land for 3 years on OUU1 liberal terms. Apply first ins stance by letter to WILHELM F MILLER, Goroke Poison Laid NOTICE is hereby given that Poison is laid in all my paddocks durii-g the lambing season MRS F SCHMIDT, SNR Natimuk Notice to Trespassers OVTING to the ravages by dogs amongst my sheep I have decided to prose* oute anyone cauqlit trespassing after this date on my property with...
Auction Report. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914
Mossrs Hagelthorn and Bolton, Horsham, report a moderate yardiu« of sheep at their Horsham yards on Saturday last. Crossbred weaners made 17/1 ; aged crossbred ewes, lo/ll ; comeback and crossbred weaners (mixed) 15/6 ; and merino wethers , from 13/6 to 15/6 At our Winchleaea sale on Wednesday, Ap* iil 29 h, about 2000 sheep were dis posed of ; Shropshire ewes making 20/, crossbred ewes 16/4 to 18/6 : crossbred weaners, 11/ to 12/6 ; and merino ewes from 12/ to 13/10,' A&lt;; our Jenarit sale on Thursday, April 30th, merino wethers made 16/ On Saturday nex*. May 96h, tenders for the lease of Mr E Walsh's 519 acres, of first class agricultural land, situa ted within half a mile of Horsham Railway station, for a term of 5 years On Friday, May 15, we will hold an extensive clearing sale of stock, machinery and household effects, at Yectis East, at F Zerbst's original farm, on account of Mr D. C. Houston, who has disposed of his property Since last report we have disposed of the...
MOUNT ARAPILES. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914
MOUNT ARAP1LES. | The Natimuk (listriot possesses one of the most, pietare?que beauty spotw in the whole of the vast Wimmera-, but the local people do not seem to attach much value to if. It remains for visitors from outside to express their rapturous delight at the noble grander!1 of Mt Arapiles, and at the game tim; their surprise that nothing has been done in the way of making' it a nomilar resort for excursionists The 'district surrounding the rugged Mount has been populated for 40 years, and the only . evidences of civilisation are a ring fence and the destruction of native trees- Bui, to say that the destrnotion of native trees in the reservo is an evidence of civilization is beggaring the question. It is-more in the raalm of ruthless destruction and an indictment against the true public*spiritedness of the community The eastern slope runs niug from t ie base of the Blulf to the eutianco gate is known to contain water at a shallow depth, yet picnic parties have to either take ...
PHOTOGRAPHY [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914
PHOTOGRAPHY High art photographs in every sense of the term aptly describes the new Easter exhibit offered to the public at the famous studio of Rich1 ards and Co. The whole scheme of the*r spacious window lias been re modelled, and the general verdict, we feel assured, will be that. a de cided improvement in the effective display of each subject has been ob tained. The pictures themselves are quite up to the high degree of artistic excellence, for which the firm of Richards and Co has gained vrorld fame- The large central stadies are again a triumph, and collaboration of the artist, photo grapher and colorist The most prominent is a life size head study of a lorely little boy. The beatifnl curls and chubby face of the little chan needed only the warm flesh tones fo make the picture live. Very fine is the companion picture a young girl gathering wood violets. This is again a fine achievemeafc, the ex pression on the faca being realistic, and the beautifully worked in back ground giv...
The Man in the Corner. A chiel's amang ye takin' notes an' faith he'll prent'em [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914
The Han in the Corner. A chiel's amang ye takin* notes an' faith he'll prent 'em One windy afternoon an English landlord, while passing along the country lase, observed one of his cottagers eating his frugal meal by the roadside before his humble dwelling. Why, Henry/' ho saidi " why are you eating out here alone?" " Well) sir, er-" the man stammered " the-er-chimbley it. do smoke, sir" " That's too bad. I'll Lave it fixed for you. Let's have a look at it.'' And before the cottager could stay him tho laird proceeded to enter the , cottage. As soon as he had opened the door a broomstick fell upon his shoulder and a woman's voice shrieked : " Back 'ere again, are ye, ye ould willian ! Clear hout wiv ye, or I'll-" The farmer retired pre cipitately. The cottager sat in the road, shaking his head in sorrow aud embarrasment. The other bent over him, and laid his hand in a kindly fashion on his arm. " Never mind, Henry," said he consolingly, ''ray chimney smokes sometimes too." This story ...
FOOTBALL [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914
"FOOTBALL A meeting of the Arapiles Football Association was held at Noradjuha on Friday last, when delegates were present from Natimuk, Noradjuha Nurrabiel and Lowan clubs. Mr W. J. Sinclair was appointed president. It was resolved that the medalo offered by Mr M. Wheian be accepted and that the thanks of the association bo conveyed fco Mr Wheian for his offer. It was decided that the semi finals be played on central grounds and the final on the Naiimuk ground. Affeer a deal of discussion it was re solved toalteVffche radius of the Nati muk Club to four miles and Norad juha to 6 miles, Nurrabiel and Lowan being eaoh allowed 9 miles. Each club wa3 granted two permits, and all the other rules relating to last year's association were adopted. The sec retary was instructed to invite appli cations up to Friday, 15th instant, when a delegates meeting will be held. The draw resulted as folloira May 23 Nurrabiel v. Lowan Noradjuha v. Naiimuk May 30 Nurrabiel v. Natimuk Noradjnha v. Lowan J...
Quantong News [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914
Quantong News (Prom oar Correspond In oi?*v ^'° hear ^ie Liberal re* presentative, Kodgers, oa tlae 27th ult, "abciit SO peopio assembled in the Qciantong Hall and well repaid for facing the elements. 7-he proceedings, which took the form of a conversazione, were in the able hands of Mr Mnegel (president) and Mr F Lane (secretary), of the Ideal branch of the People's Party- This branch which was recently formed has over -1C members, who are well supported by the female members of their families, who belong to the A W N. L. Mr Rodgers, who delivered an able address on the present politi cal situation, received an attentive hearing. Mr Clarke (president of the Norton branch) moved a vote of thanks to the speaker, seconded by Mr Edmonds (of the Vectis branch) and supported by Mr Harold Smith
Goroke News [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914
Goroke News A meeting of the Mechanios' com mittee was held on Tuesday in the looal hall,? when there] was a good attendance. The rules and regula tions which had been drawn up to govern the affairs of the Institute in future were discussed. A request for the use of the hall for euchre tournar monts, to be held during Lhe winter months, was granted. The tourna ments should be the moans of bring ing folk togsther during the long evenings to spend an enjoyable time. The ladies' committee of the Goroke A. and P. Society met on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the ladies' sections for the coming show, which is to be held on September 9. On Satiurday members will meet to discuss uho other sections in the schedule.
MR PHILLIP NEWBURY [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914
MR PHILLIP NEWBURY The residents of Natimuk and district will bare a rich musical treit presented to them on Saturday night iu the Natimuk.Mechanics', when Mr Philip Newbury, supported by an excellent company of "vocalists,".will present one of the tinest programmes that has ever submitted to a Nati* muk audience. Mr Philip Newbury is a world-famed tenoi', and on this occasion be will render several of those selections which earned great renown fcr him in Great Britain and Australasia, as the successor on tlir cencert platform of S'*m Reeves. He ?will be supported by Misses Margery Gray, Nathalie Dawson, and Madame Mary Conly. who is a star in the musical piofessirn The programme embraces a nnmber of classical items including duets by Mr Newbury and Madame Conly. Amongst these will be the lovely duet from the Miserere scene in II Trovatore, which will bo done the fnl'est justice to by these famous intei (V eters of Verdi. Alto gether, it will be an entertainment ot an exceptional ch...
Stock Sales [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914
Stock Sales Messrs Yonns: Bros, Horsham, Nhill. Hamilton and branches, report a continued firm demand for all classes of stock. Their sales effected dnring the past three wesks-9th April to 2nd Mar-wore : - 186871 Sheep 713 Cattle 257 Horses For current year-1st Jannary to 2nd May (4 months) - 453814 Sheep 594 Rams 2245 Cattle 1822 Horses 2 Stallions
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914
Wedding AMPT-ROKESKY" At " Suffolk" Lake Karnak, the residence of Mr and MrsH A Rokesky a pretty wedding was celebrated on the April loth, when Mr Albert Amjt, second son of Mr and Mis J IT Ampfc, of Gyrabowen, was man ied to Miss Victoria Rokesky, sixth daughter of Mr and Mrs H A Rokesky of Lake Karnak. The ceremony was performed by the Rev J F Noack. of ISTatimnk. The large drawing room, in which the ceremony took plac8, ?was tastefully decorated for the occasion The bride, who entered on the arm of her father, looked pretty in a dress of white satin, the bodice "with square yoke of crossed tulle with v shape of silk insertion, back and front with Frenoli knots. The skirt, two piece style, with inlet of silk insertion at foot, and the hem, etc, done with French knotfj She carried a shower boquet. of white dahlias. Her veil fitted over her head, but was held out from her face by being pleated mop cap style, with the usual orange blossom to finish Her bridesmsids were Miss Louie Rok...
Kowree Tenders [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914
Kowree Tenders Tbe following contracts were dealt with at Monday's meeting of the Row ree Shire Council Contract 33/14-7 chains construction [ near Brennan's. East Riding-J. Jas - per, £20 3s (accepted) Contract 36/14-Rising and stoning a bridge near Lake Briugalbert-1 0 be re-advertised Contract 39/14-1170 links construc tion near Morris's, Edenhope-To be done by day labor Contract No 45/14-12 chains sheet ing in two parts and 3 chns construction on the Goroke-Gymbowen road, ber ween Mrs Adams' and Gymbowen. North Riding -T. Dicketson, £55 12s (accepted) Contract No 46/14 - Re-decking cul« vert on the Apsley-Goroke road near the Mortat sheep yards. North riding To be done by day labor Contract No 47/14-32 chains gravel construction on the Balmoral-Toolondo road near the township, opposite Met Henrys' house East ridiDg-J Murray, £95/6/ (accepted) Contract 48-Concrete culvert at cul» vert known as Forster's-G A Edwards, £29/15 (accepted) Contract 43 - f>o chaius grubbing west of T...
THE JETTY AT THE LAKE [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914
»? I .«»? « H 1 III ? ? 1M ? I THE J I/RRY AT THE LAKE Grind work ijVftg SaHltdav '.*-'" '... : ; ?-«.*».* ... ...o construction of the jetty at , .Lake. The last two piles were I .driven, and six piles prepared for the ibeams, which were bolted on and tha &lt;deckiag npiled thereto. Those who ^worked pretty well up to their ami pits iu the cold ..water in order that She last two., piles should be well £x«d were nothing if not game, and are deserving of the thanks of the Swimming Club. We would be fail ing in our j3uty if we did not make jjartioula^mention cf Mr T. Ii. Bous -field (without whose enthusiastic and practical help the jetty could not liava been built until next year) and two;.of his sons, George and Chris., aud Messrs Waller, Whelan and Benton. They bore the brunt of the fray--and the icy water-in a way that very few7 others would, and the only recompense tbey looked for was lhafc of seeing the jetty an accom plished fact. One thing remains to be "dones the erec...
Tennis News. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914
Tennis News. A ladies' tournament is being played on the Natimuk Tennis couits On Teuesday three pairs played, he condition being nine games straight out. The weather was als most perfect. The results tf Tn?s~ day's games vvero : - Miss Pitt owe half 15, beat Mrs Beard one half 40-9 - 7 Miss H Schnrmann, owe 30, beat Miss A Schnrmann, owe half 15, 9-3 Mrs E Schnrmann, owe half 15, beat Mrs Bird, owe half 15, 9-3 Misses L Barker, E Boyd and E Schurmanu were allowed walk overs through their epponputs being an^ able to play