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AN ESSAY ON HEALTH. What Not to Do to Keep Well. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 30 April 1914
AN ESSAY ON HEALTH. What Not to Do to Keep Well. .M:ui (l.'inUa .vhisky. that clc.gs the valves; he drinks if !', .mil that 'io^s tl!t -vliecls; hi' iwa.lon's !'?:n onnde, g;itger-a!e, brt> :-ni.k, tea, cof foe ami cc;'oa, ami U.-r, wonders r.-fc;- . tlie boilers dc not l>ii:-;;. If yon .should tak- u ox uid put him through a like perform: nee he would be dead in a '1 he sim plest and plii.ne^t laws &lt;,r health arc outraged every day ;,y the average man. Did Adam smoke? oiil Kve wear a corsot? Did So! on chow t^bac ..o? Dill Ktllli chfv. . hocoiati i! Did ;he children of i-r:e' make for a i.rcr gnrdcn after cross-:::-; the Ited Sea? Did IJi.-l>occa chew '-.imbons ani ice cream and cail for ?-da-water? Adam was tiie man, a;:! was mad.' perfect from i: -ad to lifei. How long could lit! retrain so after .-aling pium-puddiug befo:'.- going !?' bed? Suppose lie. had i"pt, in a i'lroom five by .seven, with 'he windows closoil down, the doors ,-h;it. and tv.u dogs under ...
PORT OF POMPE[?] UNEARTHED. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 30 April 1914
PORT OF POMPEII UNEARTHED. Aftui- lying hidden since those awful days in tho year 79 A.D. when Poai pu.i was destroyed and buried by u great eruption of Vesuvius, the ancient harbor of the port has just beoti dis covered. £>o many thousands of British tour ists have passed through the ruins of tho buried city itself that tiioy will easily recognise the position of tho new discovery when it is found that it lies some 700 yards along the road out side Porta Marina, and therefore about. 1500 yards inland from the seashore of to-day. , , . . . ,. a 1-ame to bo lound is f.u intoi osting t>tory. The late celebrated Ro man sculptor, Lorenzo' Cozza. who was also noted as a classical scholar, devot ed his latter years to this search, im pressed as ho was by the great mer cantile importance which ancient writ ers unanimously attributed to tho Pom poiian port. On his deathbed Cozzit bequeathed his studies to his son, urging him to follow up the buried road leading sea wards from the old ...
FLEAS AND FLIES HAVE THEIR PARASITES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 30 April 1914
FLEAS AND FLIES HAVE THEIR PARASITES. The latest ii: ???overy announced in Hit; Paris Acaih?::!>. of Scii nces is that of the parasite the flea, which, it is claimed, is th&lt;- chief a«nt in the spread of ilie plague and other dis eases transmk:> d by this iusect. Pulex irritant. as tile ilea is called in scientific writing, is tho victim of the leishmamives, which live in tho ilea'H digestive tubing, and it is this parasite of oar parasite which really transmits the j)lague and other infec tions, and im: the much-abused flea Himself, who is only indirectly re sponsible, being compelled to carry ihis parasite once it finds lodgment in his anatomy. The flea looks small enough to our eye, and he is so lively that do one ever thought that any other parasite could catch him, hut it. seems that not only do the leishmanioses catch him, but they also catch the plague, or yel low fever, ;'md are the most important carriers of the germs. This discovery has much to suggest to o...
PANAMA CANALS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 30 April 1914
PANAMA CANALS. Speaking at a dinner hold by the London Chamber of Cominorco, &mor Perez Triand. Charge d'Alfaires for tho llepublic of Salvador, told those pres ent that "sineo tho days of Columbus thoro had been numerous projects for building n canal, but there was onfl route in existence, of which ono Hoard nothing-it was thoro for tho day when the requirements of trade and commerco would bo so largo that two canals would bo needed Tho routo lie referred to was tho Atrato Itiver, which Mowed into tho Gulf of Uroga, Quito close to tho Isthmus of Panama. It was a perfectly uavigablo .River, and its upper reaohos were comparatively near to tho Pacifio littoral. Tho site had been studied by a woll known, engineer, who stated that this route would bo considerably cheaper than tho Panama Canal. Hu manity would so progress both materi ally and morally that tho day would come when both canals wonld bo free and open to tho whole world.-Tropi cal Lite."
PIANO AS ANODYNE. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 30 April 1914
PIANO AS ANODYNE. The "New Yoric Herald" quotes ar curious case of music 'being used as* an anodyne. The incident occurred at'' Pouglikeepsie, and tlie. subject was- a boy, aged fourteen yiears, named Ste phen Klanatsky. An artery in Klanatsky's wrist was . cut with a rope while at play. The first repair of the artery was not sue- ' cessful, and accordingly Dr. John N. Bassin decided to re-open the wohnd and do the work over again. . The '. boy's heart was too weak for ether, ant! Dr. 13as*in called a little girl In from next door, and asked Ti^r to . play on the- piano. She said it . was'a "Highland Fling." .. '. ^ She was nsketl to play it as best she could, ami the 'boy was directed to concmUrati- his mind on the music, tie did the surgeon perform ed the o5i^& wixffout difficulty. Later, the b'.-^vefid ~!\c felt little pain. Dr. Iiassin ss!;l he had used music as an anaesthetic on a man less than a year aso, an! that it had proved satis factory.
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 30 April 1914
KITCHEN vVRINKLES. Lime pi .'dor well sprinkled where cockroach-.- abound will drive them away. If baco:: is soaked in Water tor a few inim:!"S before frying it will pre vent the :'it from running. When -lurching holland pinafores, put a lire strong tea into the starch. This kf-'-ns the garments a good col or. When boiling fowls or fish, add to the water in which they are boiled the juice or half a lemon. This will make them beautifully white. If m.itlis are in a carpet, spread a damp M\vei over the part and iron it dry li a hot iron. The heat and steam will kill the worms and eggs. Wh- 11 washing chamois leathers add a lit'"e ammonia to the water. This clea.i- them beautifully, and helps to make them soft and pliable. Ween making a roly-poly pudding, afte" spreading the paste with jam spr::ik:t* a layer of line breadcrumbs' ?before rolling and tying up. This pre re;>!s the jam from boiling out. Old nail holes in wood may'be filled up by mixing sawdust with glue till it s 'lie co...
A SHREWD MANDARIN. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 30 April 1914
SHREWD MANDARIN. A Governor of a Chine.se province was taken very ill, ami refused to ad mit any visitors into his house. This being told to a mandarin of his ac quaintance, the latter was very much concerned, and after many importun ities, obtained an interview with him. On liia entrance, he was surprised to find no signs of sickness in his friend, and asked what was the matter with him. The Governor at length told him that he hud lost the lCmperor's seal out, of the cabinet where it used to be kept, and that as the lock remained uninjured he was sensible that the seal was stolen. Of course, he could transact, no business, and must soon be deprived of his government, and probably also of his life. The mandarin inquired if he had any enemy in the city. The other un answered "Yes," and that that enemy was an oflieor of rank whom he had offended, and who was disposed to do him an injury. "Away, then," replied the mandar in; "let your valuable goods be se en.! iy removed this evening, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 30 April 1914
F.V.O.A., CONSULTING OPTICIAN, FOSTER. "yOTJK sight, i.s tested by most X modern methods in id ap pliances. You are accurately fitted and a guarantee of satis faction is given with ev;:-rypair of glasses. THE VERY iATF.ST If# FRAMES STOCKED RIMI.I.,SS GI.A.SSI:.S A Spkciai.TY. F- W- EVERY, FOSTER. FOR Sifl.g & Boys THE BIGGEST&"BRIGHTEST DISPLAY HVKil (,)['VKUHI> TO Tin; PUBLIC 0 ^ Evervthui" & Anvthine $T ' . |3.| :n the line of NEW YEAR GOODS FOR BOTH Y-Ol.'NG A OLD 'i'O iSE IIAU FROM w IPWR' jb JUli is ijj Main-si,FOSTER. 1 GREAT X M AH. MONEY S.W A IN1 > OPPORTUNITY TO ALL. (.'nil find son our .s;ocU and we fuel suiv von will' find shopping a Xuiiis. pleasure for yoursi:!C. Our prices r-ro low -Our goods attrac live. £1^000 ;n i>hiz'-: "£1^000 MELBOURNE E5GHT HOURS ART UrilON. Acknow'f-I^.-jl i,» ,.]).. t,f ill.' ;ii,r I .friiuiiiv: of ail.th-* ai? uiiU'iM '-v r GSth Year. As IVpulnr nv t-vrT. r.Si h Yt'.:ir TffE GREAT" EVEfn OF WE YEAS, DStli A:...
TOO LATE. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 30 April 1914
TOO LATE. On eiihcr side of a desk in a Lon don o/iice sat a man and ivomhiv clerk. As the man put it, they "got on well together." Once, indeed, he confided lo a friend that lie rather believed the lady "quite liked him." But he be came engaged to another, 'and one day, when he unexpectedly announced thai, to improve his position and get married, he was taking a fresh situ ation, the lady clerk went home early, "with a headache." The man did marry-the wrong woman. ICre long lie had to sink all his sav ings in divorce proceedings, and, sad der anil wiser, lie thought of a scheme for happiness. In his old linn there was a vacancy; hi- would apply for it, and- for now he knew her worth would woo and marry the lady clerk. The situation lie obtained. ISefore time on .Monday morning he was back in the familiar olitce. Per haps she would be there early, too! lie found a smart stranger before him, a clerk who volunteered: "I ex pect we shall be a bit glumlike to day. Wo all'attended our la...
Oddfellows' Sports. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 30 April 1914
Oddfellows' Sports. The anu.uu] sports meeting in con nection with the Oddfellows Lodge at Foster too-k place on the sho.v ground list Monday (liight Hours Day). On tlio Sunday prior to the sports tlio w.ev.ker was perft-cc but on tin; morn | iug of the sports a strong wind pierced across the ground and continued for the rcinaiiKlcr of the day, having with it threatening indications of a heavy rainfall. It wan most unfortunate for the committee as it no doubt consider ably interfered with ti'.c attemdanee which, did not e'mal that of last year. ' On the other hand they loxiy consider j themselves fortunate that tin: rain kept j oft' until close upon the conclusion of I the programme. Th&lt;> club iiavc only i had three meetings and. on the two j previous occasions thev have had to : postpone on account of ihe i.-jekuvnev | of the weather and with such a severe Mneat overhanging th&lt;:ni this nine ii sliouhl be accepted as a warning note for them to licki their me...
No Wonder Joe Went [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 30 April 1914
No Wonder Joe Went An excited middle-aged lady bounced into a suburban police-station and ac costed the inspector on duty: ' Where's my Joe?" she demanded. "JJeg pardon, madam-dog, I pre sume V" said (lie officer. "Don't you dare to presume nothing oi the kind," snapped the lady. "Dog, indeed! N'o, sir. husband-my hus band. lie's missing, disappeared, de camped " "Von don't say so?" "Hut I'll have you to understand that; 1 do say so, young man. How dan>': you sit there and flatly contradict j:[ ratepayer?-'leastways the lawful wi; of one. I'll report you, sir. Do yo!Vj hear that? I'll report you! "Where"/" my husband?" : "My dear madam- " f "How dare you call mo your &'?''? madam? Do you think that 1 here to be insulted? I tell you "hio husband has decamped, and you sit there like a dummy? What do you think of I hat?" "Well, madam," responded the polio- | inspector. "I haven't the pleasure n: your husband's acquaintance, but 1 should say he is a very wise man. ('unstable,...
Agricultural Society. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 30 April 1914
Agricultural Society. The usual monthly meeting o ! committee of the Leongatha Agri cultural Society was held on Satur day afternoon, Mr A. E. Nelson presiding. The other members present were Messrs R. D.Forrest, Y\T. Russell (vice-presidents), J. J. 'Willoughby, N. B. Fraser, N- E Hayes, J. Eccles, Jus. Allison, it. A Sill, A. Allan, Goo.Williams, Kewish, Rossiter, P. Johnson, D. Watt, J. Grant, S. Mogg, R. de C. Shaw, E. Begg, and the secretary (Mr T. M. Gibson). CORRESPONDENCE. Donald A. and P. Society,asking co-operation in seeking to have a Bill placed before Parliament to the effect that 15s bo allowed as board and lodging fjr member ol" a family employed on a farm, when forwarding income tax re turns.-Co-operation granted. Korumburra A. and P. Socioty, intimating that a conference of societies would be held on August 5th, at Korumburra, and asking that any subject desirous of being discussed be sent at once. Declaration from S.Adkins to the effect that the horse that won the ...
A Horrified Dandy. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 30 April 1914
A Horrified pandy. A dandy, who was seated on the balcony of an hotel among a large company was exquitoly dressed, and very highly perfumed with musk, which is very disagreeable to some persons. A plain farmer, happening to pass near him, commenced sniffing suspiciously, and, looking around him for the cause of the musky effluvia, he soon smelt out the dandy, and thus addressed him: "I say, mister, T can tell ye what'!] take that, smell out of yer clothes; just hury 'em for a week under ground. My uncle ran agin a skunk once, and " But .before 'the sentence was finish ed the enraged dandy sped from the crowd to escape the shouts of laugh ter, while tile innocent farmer, who only meant to do him a kindness, was wondering what caused his sudden de pa rture. ."According to this paper,'' observed Mr. Goodwin, "a man has lived a year on beer alone." "Well, tlutL'H as it should be," ob served Mrs. Goodu u. "Any man who lives on beer ought to 'be compelled to live alone."
Woorayl Shire Council. LEONGATHA, APRIL 24TH. CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 30 April 1914
Woorayl Shire Council. LEONGATHA, APRIL 2 ;TH. CORRESPONDENCE. From Department of Public Works, in reference to proposed new road at hill at. Tarsvin rail way station leading to Tarwiti Lower, and stating that Mr C. II. Jones objected to the closing of the present road until a more reasonable scheme be adopted. See motion. F. Charlton, Dumbe'.k, re road, agreeing to let council have one chain wide through his property as pegged on condition that council fence both sides rabbit proof, and transfer old road to him, cost of transfers to be borne by the council.-Deferred. D. J. Ahern, Stony Creek, for warding sketch of proposed devia tion through his property. He would require a box cutting esti mated to cost at least £20 to get a reasonable grade. Tho pro posed new deviation six chains further north would simply re quire forming, as it had been cleared of Umber, and would cost £7 16s as against £20 for box cutting on present road. bee motion. PAY SHEET. J. L. Kenny £60. Standard Quarry...
Council Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 30 April 1914
Council Notes. In referring to> ft mo ion deflliri&lt;> with aa .1 Id.tional her-.lth ottcer to the shire, Cr. Pitcairn outlined many ir. stances in which great inconvenience may accruo by people coming intc. Foster from a distance and finding the present health ofEcer away from home. He thought they should have aoiother doctor and would move that Dr. Bar rett be appointed. The- ratepayers o£ tiio east riding were cjuito satisfied to subsidise in having Dr. Barrett in con junction with Dr. Wilson. It would be more bene'icial to th£ hill rate payers. He was of opinion, that ii they could keep l)r. Barrett kv the dis trict they should do so. I Cr. Growse: As regards vaccination^ how would it effect Dr. Wilson in thai, respect ? Or. I'itcr.irn : It would uot umke tbo slightest difference. Cr. Gardner was strongly in favour of tbo motion. In having an. addi tional health officer in the B-hire it, wou/d bo money well spent. Cr. Growse made refcrenco to. the-. I matter o-S a...
Football Association. ANNUAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 30 April 1914
Football Association. ANNUAL MEETING. Tho annual meeting of the Alberton Shire Football Association was. held at i lawyer's Hotel on Friday evening last, when a full number of delegates were present. Mr. Geo. Ilall occupied the ; chair. The delegates present were : ; Messrs. l'\ C. Grano and L. Bland J (YarramJ, "\Y, Turnbull and II. utiles i (Ramblers), D. P. Moore and Geo. i Jlall (Devon), H. J. Alford senr. anil H. J. Alford junr. (West Alberton), P. Casbolt and T. Shatwell (Alberton), A. AV. Robertson and IL Maloney (Port-Goodwood), D. P. Fahc-y and II. L. Coulthard (Devon North), and M. P. Conr.or, secretary. KU-:r:T[f>N' Of omcKRS.j The election of oi-neurs for the en suing season resulted as follows: President, Mr. D. P. Moore.; senior vice-president, Mr. F. Casbolt ; juuior j vice-president, Mr. W. Turnbull; sec retary, Mr. K. A. Wallace ; treasurer, Mr. F. C. CJ rano umpire and permit committee, one delegato from each club, five ts> foiui u quorum. C.MPII'.K3. On the ...
Entertainments [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 30 April 1914
E n t e r ta t n-m e n.t £ -O Tho concert held in the mechanics'*" hall" Fostor, on Saturday night last and which whs in aid u£ tke Church ot li'igland Sunday School,. attracted &» largo crowd and the items given by the children under the tuition of their teacher (Miss Tabor) worn most credit* able, ant} were all well received. The I matter of educating the young- minds. I to perform off. a public platform i8 no j easy task and it is on this, considers. , tion that, Miss Xvibor is justly entitled, to the praise given. The programme-, opened with a pianoforte duet by Misses M. Smyth and. F. Urquhart >».&lt;.,. v..,-.v- .J'JJ.... ate songs given by Misses Rlvu, Cross,. Nellie Grillithsand Lottie Darnells met. with loud applause, while pianoforte, solos by .Maggie Smyth and Lottio Daniells also merited a fair share o£ praise. The cantata " Dame Durdan's ^cbojol,' with a number of children,, nicely dressed for the occasion and carrying silver wands, looked most charmi...