ELEPHIND.COM search the world's historical newspaper archives
From:  To: 
click here to view elephind tips
Elephind Tips
To find items containing all the words:
John Quincy Adams
Simply type the words:
John Quincy Adams
To find items containing the exact phrase:
John Quincy Adams
Put the phrase in quotes:
"John Quincy Adams"
To find either of the words:
president, congressman
Type OR between the words:
president OR congressman
For more tips take a look at the search tips page.
bubble pointer to elephind tips
click here to subscribe our mailing list
Search limited to
Clear all
Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Adve... Delete search filter
Elephind.com contains 11,037 items from West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser, samples of which are listed below. All items from this newspaper title are freely available and can be searched from the search box above. You may also search the entire collection of 2,949 newspaper titles in Elephind.com.
11,037 results
One of the 'Weaker Sex.' [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914

the 'Weaker Sex.' ^ Under the new Republican regime the position of the Chinese woman has been notably improved, nomi nally at least : but it is highly improbable that any of the ad vanced" ladies of modern China will ever wield . half the influence pos sessed by the old "Empress-Mother" Tseu-Hsi, the real ruler of the Celes tial Empire for many years. Her life was one long, though un edifying, melodrama. The daughter of a mandarin, born oa November 17, 1834, she had a sister who- was wedded to Prince Choucn. This Imperial connection fired Tseu Hsi's ambition ; she managed to at tract tlie Emperor's attention, aad became one of his numerous wives. The birth of her sou, Tsai-Chouen (the Quintessence of Purity) fulfilled her fondest hopes, and henceforth her baleful career really began. .. In 1S60 Tseu-Hsi poisoned the Emperor, and declared herself "Em press-Mother" and virtual mouarch of China. I-Ier first delicatc atten tion to her deceased husband's rela tires was. to send each a l...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Return of the Rubber Boom. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914

Return of the Rubber Boom. {By A. STAINS SLANDERS.)' It is really a wonderful substance,' is rubber. Consider what it is in , the beginning-just milk flowing from tho trees that have been slash ed by tho native workers. Yet from this liquid we get a aubstace of enormous strength, durability, and elasticity. I always liken rubber to cheese. It is milk to begin with; it is made to curdle like milk-by throwing- salt into it-and, like cheese, you get it in all shapes, sizes, colours, and qualities. If we don't actually e'at rubber, it is doubtful if we could now live without it. j "It is extraordinary when one comes to think of tho enormous number of uses to which rubber is put. We find it not only in our own homes at every turn, but we find it on our way from our homes to our business ; we sec rubber at every stage, and when we get to our business we find it in our offices. Certainly we cannot live without rubber, and I am not sure that we are able to die without the as sistance of rub...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CHAPTER XXXII. A DESPERATE RESOLVE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914

CHAPTER XXXII. A DESPERATE RESOLVE. . : s For an instant Dick stood without ! sound or motion, struck fairly dumb i bv the girl's amazing statement, i Then he spranp towards her, and ! clutched her arm with unconscious i force. I "Lucille, this is madness !" he ' cried. "Two war-ships ?-impossible ! S You are surely mistaken ! The truth I -tell me !" ! "It is the truth. Dick ! At least j they say so. That is why the town is ' excited." * ' "Hut how do they know?" "I.eon saw the vessels from the look-out station. He signalled the news to the. tower town, and a cou rier hurried io tiovernment House." , "How far o!T were the ships then, , 1 aieiUe ?" "About six miles, avul approaching slowtv and cauliously." : "And did your brother report their, nationality ?" "He s.v.id they were both Kimlish," Lucille replied. "English ?" l)ie'< -echoed. "Hy Jove. . this is C'.renviUe's doinc ! He has : played his cards at last, and played them well. One of the vessels is like- ; ly his ow...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CHAPTER XXXI. THRILLING NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914

CHAPTER XXXI. THRILLING NKWS. It was Lucille who .appeared, and Dick thought that he had never seen her look so dazzlingiy beautiful. A spot of unwonted colour glowed on each cheek, n scarlet (lower was pin ned in her dark hair, and a black lace mantilla was thrown loosely over her shoulders. Closing the door softly behind her, she glided into the room. "You !" Dick gasped. "I thought I should never see you again. I was afraid I had offended you, Lu" "It was foolish to think that. Why should I come when you no longer needed 'me ? How you have changed in these two weeks ! It is difficult, to believe that you were so ill." She was silent for a moment, avert ing her eyes ; and a charming blush showed her confusion. "I should not be here now," she added, "quickly, ."but - "but I have ;ust learned of your interview with Captain Gore. Is it true, then-the promise he made to the. rioters ?" ' 'It. is;: true," Dick answered, sober ly. "I have three days of grace. It is a short time «fco cho...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CHAPTER XXX. IN THREE DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914

CHAPTER XXX. . b b IN THREE DAYS. It was about two o'clock of the afternoon; and Dick, having lunched heartily, had settled himself for his usual siesta in the" big arm-chair. The traces of his illness had almost vanished ; he looked well, handsome, and ruddy, as he lounged there in a suit of cool flannels, with a cigar in his mouth and a book open in one hand. But he had ^jied vainly to in terest himself in the. volume-it was an English novel only a few months old. And, strange to say, he did not feel in the least ctrowsy. As a matter of fact, ho was wor ried. He felt a vague, sense of impen ding danger, adread,; and..restless ness that, he could not analyze. By the doctor's command he had not~lelt the house that morning for his cus tomary walk, nor had he received a promised visit from. Captain Vol borth. And at intervals, since an early hour of the day., distant clam our and commotion had broken out in the town. These mysterious things worried Dick, occupying his mind tQ the excl...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
(All Rights Reserved.) THE Secret Island. A Story Of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. PART 11. CHAPTER XXIX.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914

(All Rights Reserved.) T h E A Story OT a Strange and Exciting Adventure. ^ By W. Murray Graydon, Author of "Matthew Quin," "The Curso of the Cardcws," ctc., etc, v PART 11. CHAPTER XXIX.-(Continued.) To ? that terrible night on the cliff, and tho unexplained circumstances connccted with it, Dick gave but lit tle thought. He had forgotten the frantic words Lucille uttered when she appeared on the scene, ami ho was reluctant to question her con cerning the trick- that had so nearly cost him his life. He believed that he had judged her wrongly, and lie wanted to believe this. I-Ie was deep ly grateful for her unremitting care and tenderness. 'When Lucille was ab sent he missed her and grew restless; ?when she was with him he was con tent to lie and watch her. And mean while a strange influence was work ing In his heart-a change that he but vaguely realised as yet, an'd that lie was powerless to resist. 'Occasionally lie had other visitors than the doctor. Captain Volbofth j would Siro...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Strange Honeymoons. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914

Strange Honeymoons. A"" . Surely ono of tho strangest was that of an American couple who, in June of last year, set out from New York Harbour on a honey moon trip to the Bermuda Islands in a tiny "cockleshell" boat some 12l't. long by 8ft. broad. No less thrilling a honeymoon ex perience was that of a Mr. and Mrs. Edbar, who were married in Peking in the Legation chapel, on the day preceding* that on which the lioxer riots broke out, and who, perforce, had to spend tho first few weeks of their married life prison ers in the invested city, witnessing many of the horrors of the rebellion, and going in daily fear of assassi nation. I Another couple on tho Continent, immediately after the marriage knot : was tied, started of! by balloon for j England. Leaving Paris at four I o'clock in the afternoon, they man j aged to land safely on this side of | tho Channel tho following morning, after a somewhat exciting time among tho clouds. Then an ad venturous pair of Swiss lovers, both keen mou...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Naughty! [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914

Naughty I -9 ! -A /certain blue-blooded family, in: whose household there had been something in the way of a strike, were a short time ago perturbed to receive on intimation,"at a very short notice, that they were to re ceive a visit from some most dis-v tinguished people whose acquaint ance they had long" sought. With great pluckiness, two of the three pretty «tlaughter,s of the' house turn ed to and cooked- the luncheon, and the third, disguised in a cap and apron, posed -as parlour-maid. Weeks after, - at a function in town, both families m.et. and the head of the distinguished branch expressed to.the third sister his regret that she had not been ut>houie on the occasion of his visit. "Ah ! hut 1 was at- home," the little roauo admitted. "It was 1 who snictcked your fate when you tried to kiss me behind the hall door !" A commercial man was rash enough to make a telephone call when exceedingly short of time, and found when he spoke he had boon put on to the wrong number. The n...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
King Edward Tickled. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914

King Edward Tickled. -£ Perhaps one of the most amusing incidents which occurred .it the Flay.'narket.-i he theatre with which Mr. Cyril Maud^ lias been so long associated-was (.hat in which the laic King "Edward and poor Wil liam Terriss figured. The episode j is refated by Mr. Claude. It was during the run of " The Marriage of Convenience," the last engagement but one for Terriss, as it happened, and His Majesty, then, of course, Prince of Wales, was in the Royal box with Princess Maud of Wales. Between the acts King Edward sent for \lr. Cyril Maude, his wife, and Terriss, being desir ous of expressing his gracious ap proval of their efforts to amuse. .Tn describing the affair, Mr. Maude confesses that he was not a little nervous, his conversational powers being at their very worst. Tilings were consequently going very stillly when Terriss, in his cheery, sailor like maimer, remarked, "We all hope Persimmon will win the Gold Cup to-morrow, sir." "Thank you, Mr. Terriss," replied H...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
After Waiting 47 Years. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914

After Waiting 47 Years. « T Damages of £500 for breach of promise are claimed by Miss Emma Mahaney, aged sixty-seven, from Mr. John Wolf, aged seventy-seven, a Civil War veteran, in a suit she has brought at Paterson, New Jer sey. . Miss; Mahaney says that the last she saw of her fiance was in 1S63 as he was leaving for the Civil War. < She never married, believing that some day the sweetheart of her youthful days wculd return to claim her. Three years ago, forty-seven years after her last meeting with him, she w"as overjoyed to receive-a letter from Mr. Wolf, who informed her that he had how retired from busi ness-withy a fartune.. A correspond ence ensued in which the spinster alleges the vctran wooed her with all the ardour which characterised him before the war, and finally he proposed marriage. She made all' the preparations for the cere mony at great expense. When every thing -was ready Mr. Wolf wrote saying that the marriage could never take place. Miss Mahaney bas...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Cranks Who Hide Money. BANK-NOTES CONCEALED IN BOOKS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914

Cranks Who Hide Money. + ? BANK-NOTES CONCEALED' IN BOOKS. . : Among the eccentricities of the rich, the passion for always possess ing enormous sums of ready cash is surely- one "of the most extraordi-. nary. A former Lord Dysart one day asked a conipanion-nurse to go to town and get a cheque cashed for hrm_ at the Hank 01" England. When she was ready to start tho peer sat down and wrote out a cheque.- for £100,000, and told her to be sure and see that she got one n<?te for the whole ainount. The cheque was duly presented, and the Jtank, having satisfied themsel ves as to-'the nurse's authority for making such a request, suggested that u clerk should'-accoinpany her and hand the £300,000 note in per son to his lordship. After having done .so the clerk told the peer that only three suth notes were in existence. "One," he said, -'wc havo at (he Hank,- another -I have -just handed to your lordship, and tho third, which some time ago disap peared from circulation, we have ne...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Life Among Lunatics. THE EFFECT ON KEEPERS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914

Life Among Lunatics. 1 THE ET'F.CT ON KEF.L'KKS. 'I'he popular misconcept ion as to the treatment, environment, «nd daily life of the inmates ot' insti tutions for the cciminai insane i* very great, and Dr. Edward H. ^i'llams, wlio has great experience in the matter, has sot out to dear it up. An interesting point which ',r~ ^i'liams covers is that of the effect "f the peculiar life upon oihcials ?nit] keepers conneetcd with such institutions. Surrouiuietl by an a' ">osphere of delusions ami hullurina t'°ns, I)r. 'Williams insists that, these men really heroine more level headed, their normality 's accen tuated, and, by reason of the con sUmt thrusting _upon their atten tion of the evil results of lack >>t .^'If-restraint, they learn to curb ccrtaiu tendencies of their own. i: this is true-and the doctor lias had sufficient experience to Unow ~~»t is a r,»nMi'k:it,!e thinjr. The tirsi sensation of tin' no\iee ^ 'isituig an institution is lo feel th&t "if he were to ...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Post Office Problems. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914

Post Office Problems, j Patrick had spent many weary nights writing n loi^g and fervent epistle to his latest sweetheart. When n( last, it was finished it mado a bulky package, the sight of which Jillod Patrick's soul with pride. Carefully afii.xirig a penny.stamp, ho bore his precious document to tho post-nfl'ice and lianded it to the man !>chind tho counter, lie wasn't going to drop that let tor in an or dinary let tcr-ho.v, not he ! The clerk picked it up and put it on the .scales. "Here," he cried, calling Patrick back, "your letter is overweight !" "What d'ye mean?" Oxer what ; weight '?" I "I mean it's too heavy. You will' ] hmo to put another stamp on it." j "Oh. lie quiet with your nonsense." i said Patrick condescendingly. "Sure if I put another stamp on, that will onlv make it heavier .still !" "Vou are a regular miser!" ex claimeil Mrs. .-moupor. wlieu her hus band ret'ti.sed In ui*e her twenty fne shillings ..-he asked for. "No. not a miser," replied Snoo per, "merely...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Archduke's Impressions of Australia. FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914

Archduke's Impressions of AustfaSia. J. . FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUS TRIA. 3n a recent number of the "Fort nightly Heview" MiS6 Edith Sellers gives its a very interesting account of the archduke. Some eighteen years ago Franz Ferdinand made a tour 01 the world, eager to learu, eager to seo for himself the different parts of the globe, to watch the working- of j foreign nutions and foreign culture. | Austria is for him the .most beau- j tiful c* ail lands, the tin est and the noblest. And next to Austria-Aus tralia ! The fact that he was treat- | ed "scandalously" at. Thursday Is- j laud over a glass 01" boor 011 Sun- | day did not prevent him from liking j Australia. I We read :-"\)n Thursday Island I the fact was first brought homo to him that, Imperial Highness though he be, he is no match for a Scotch woman in what, concerns the keep ing of tho Sabbath. While enjoy ing' the view from tho balcony of an inn there, one hot Sunday even ing-, he ordered a glass of beer, j whereupon the la...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A Music Martyr. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914

A Ellu si© fttartyr. y Ho was a pianist, scarcely out of Bis teens. He had been sent abroad by wealthy friends for a four years' course in his chosen art ; had (.hereafter spent a year on the concert stage, and behind a van srunrd of newspaper reports of his success abroad, lie was now1 com ing home. When his train drew into the sta tion and came to a stop, the pianist, evincing- the artistic tem perament in his hair as well :is in his manner, descended to the plat form. At the same time the crowd of enthusiastic townspeople drew aside to allow his proud but mod est mother to bo the first to wel come her son. When she reached him, however, she suddenly gave a gaso, and stood stock-still, staring at *him. The next moment she burst into sobs and fell on his neck. - "Henry, my poor H«sry !" the good woman cjied. ' "They told mo you were doing so well over there and inakin' money plentiful. My poor, poor boy !" "What's the matter, nx?ther ?" ex claimed thja bewildered son. "What makes y...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
To Make a Fancy Table. USEFUL AND INEXPENSIVE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 8 May 1914

To (llake a Fancy Table. USEFUL AND INEXPENSIVE. Our first illustration is that of a small, fancy table of very simple make and inexpensive character, yet quite lit to grace any .sitting-room. As it is designed for enamel, any wood which can bo smoothsurfaced will do'. Canary, Uie cost of which, of the thickness adopted, is about threepence a square foot, would be the most suitable. The top of the table should bo formed of one piece of board -Vt. long, 1ft. Gin. wide, and £in. thick. With plane or other tool bevel the edge as shown. The legs are 2ft. lin. long, 2in. wide, and Jin. thick. Nino in ches from one encl bore holes for the lower rails with a bnico and J in. bit,' letting them be ^in. deep. Those for the^ side rails aie made in the edges of the logs," and those for the ciul ones anj bored on the sides of the legs. When boring bear iu mind that the legs have an outward slant, and the tool must therefore be held accordingly. Place two of thl) side legs on the floor with their...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
First Come, First Served. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914

First Com®, First Served. Lord Charles' Beresford once landed hurriedly at Sail Francisco, or somo other port in tho States, and was at once asked to dinner, within an hour or two, by a deputation of prominent men, who would take no denial. He appeared at the banquet in morning" dress, his hosts all being correctly attired, and commenced the speech of the evening by apologis ing" profusely for his apparent lack of good manners in thus arpearing before them improperly dressed, but said he would take leave to explain. He had confided his difficulty, he said, in being at tho eleventh hour without evening clothes, to the ho tel manager, who told him that the matter was quite easy, and that, he had only to start a trifle early and call in at Messrs. So-and-So, 963, Something Avenue, off 4.952 Street, where he would be rigged out in no time. To his dismay, however, the shop keeper expressed his regret and in ability to comply with hifi request, and smid : "The fact is, sir, I have general...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Coachman's Work. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914

Coachman's Work. ^ A dispute had long existed in a gentleman's family between the cook and the coachman, about bringing the cream from the farm for break fast. Their master one morning called them both before him that he might hear what they had to say. The cook pleaded that, the coach man wan lounging about, the kitchen the best part of the morning, yet he was so ill-natured that he would not fetch the cream for her, though lie saw she had not a moment to spare. The coachman said it was not his business. "Very well," said the master; "but what do you call your busi ness ?" "To take care of the horses * and dean and drive the carriage." re plied the coachman. "You say right," answered the master, "and I do not expect you to do more than that for which I pay you : but this 1 insist upon that every morning before breakfast you get the carriage ready and drive the cook to the farmer's for cream; and .T hope that you will allow that 1o be part of your business." Father : " Clad to see y...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
How Kestrels Live. A DELIGHTFUL STORY-ARTICLE OF WILD LIFE IN THE FIELDS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914

How Kestrels live. ? i ? A DELIGHTFUL STORY-ARTICLE OF WILD LIFE IN THE FIELDS. The interminable washy jsJouds of the grey sou'-wester streamed by overhead, the rain streamed down in heavy rushes, and tho ground it streamed, too, wherever a slight in clines gave it a chance to do ao. Everything had been wet through long ago. The little kestrel falcon, with his long tail and his sickle wings, his brown back and bluish blunt head, his very opposite to blunt, hooked beak, and his sheath ed, aeronautical glance, sailed and snile.d in circles over the drenched land, and hovered and sailed again in .silence. lie had been doing that for hours, ever since dawn, but he might as well have .saved himself the trouble by the look of it, for nothing had he killed. Ordinarily, he would have lunched ofY field-voles, after a breakfast of, suy, rat. However, "needs must when the devil drives," and, being ravenous, he was in no mood to pick and choose. Suddenly, from among- some de jeetcd cattle, five...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Native Superstitions. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914

I Native Superstitions. ^ - Aii incident which illustrates the power of superstitition over the na tive mind occurred some years ago at a compound near Sterkfontein, Transvaal. . Sickness-an epidemic of dysentery in a. mild form-had broken "out . among the "boys," and in discussinff- the matter they came to the conclusion that someone had cast a spell" over, the compound'. A travelling witch doctor happened to call at the time and he was im mediately requisitioned to "throw the bones," and thus to discover the witch. The itinerant rascal produced his bag, which'*"- contained monkeys' teeth, tigers' claws, rats' tails, snakes' vertebrae, chicken bones, and so on. Among the awe-struck occupants of the compound who gathered round was a. boy who had been a sufferer.' from the prevalent complaint, and had been exceedingly anxious to secure the capture of the witch. The " doctor" threw the bones, and then appeared to cogitate deep ly, the profundity of his look being matched by the revere...

Publication Title: West Wimmera Mail And Natimuk Advertiser
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
x
Loading...
x
x