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SAVED ONE MILLION LIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 10 March 1916
SAVED ONE MILLION LIVES. There recently celebrated his eigh tieth birthday, at Brampton, in Derby shire, araan ot' wham the world at large has keard little, but'to whom tlia world at large, nevertheless, owes much. I Mr. AYillia.m B. Itobinson is the i gentieman hi question. He is tho head | of tho firm ef Robinson and Sons, whifch 1 employs over a thonsand hands, and is the:inventor o£ tha patent absorbent J and antiseptic cotton wool, which plays 'so all-important' a spart, in modern sur-. i gcr.v- ■ j It would bo. difficult to esttmato thfc I number of lives that h'avo been savsd by this same absorbent cotton wool. In tho civilian hospitals, as on the battle field, tho surgical dressings manufac tured by the firm have played thair part, his Majesty's GoTornnientsbeing, indeed, amongst • what Mr. Eobinsbn playfully calls '•'■the firm's most a'ris toerati* custeiuers/'.
ROMANCE OF ROYAL JEWEL. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 10 March 1916
ROMANCE OF ROYAL JEWEL European Power* may b« pretty hard up when the war cemes to an end/'and aii manner of schemes will i>r«bably have to be adopted to scrape monoy together. .-Will the Eoyal treasures of the War Lord and Austrian Emperor be sold or pawned? The question is asked by a writer in the New Orleans Times Picayune, who adds: it is inte resting to know that the crewn donned by the monarch of Austria, which was made originally for Stephen of Hun gary, some eight. centuries ago, has been stolen, lost, and pawned. On one occasion it iya3 pilfered by a queen, who lied across the frozen Dan ube with it, and there, being in need of ready cash, she pawned it for 2S00 du cats. When it was finally tracod andv recovered, it was placcd in a. fortress in Huuga.iv, and guarded night and day.. At the time of tie revolution it was buried in a forest to prevent its being annexed by the Austrians, and it re mained uiuler the soil for nearly a, hun dred years. ; There is no doubt that t...
NOTHING MORE TO INVENT. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 10 March 1916
NOTHING MORE TO INVENT. Someone poring over the old files iu the United States Patent Office, at Washington, the other day, found a let ter'written iu 1823 that iliuatratos the * | limitations of- the human imagination. It was from an old e'mployeo of the I'ateut.Offiua, ollering his resignation to the head of the department. His rea son was that, as'everything inrcutabie. •' had bee* invented, the patent office >vould soon ba dissbmtiiiuod,'and there would be no ^further need of his ser vices, or the services of any of his fal- ; low-clerks. Ha, therefore, decided to . leave before the blow fell. Everything inve»table had been in rented! The writer of tflAs letter jour neyed in a stage couch or a canal bost. iie had never'seen a train or an ocer.n greyhound. He read nt night by handle-light, if ih,e road at all in the evoking; «uore likely 'he wont to bed soon after dark, and did ull his road ing by daylight. He had never seen, a house lighted by illuminating gas. The ire and in...
SUBMARINE RESCUE DEVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 10 March 1916
submarine rescue device, One of the recently-invented' aubnui- ] rine rescuo devices is desigued to luiv, nisli the imprisoned crew a supply of aii-, and also extend a line to the sur face of the ivatcr for facilitating the rising o£ the disabled craft. An important part of the apparatus' consists 'of ti collapsible box .containing an air bag, which, when inflated, rises to" the surface,- carrying witli it a svd vel-'joiiited'pipe, within which is a hose. The air for this lifting chamber is taken from tho submarine, but,: as soon as it j reaches the surface, lihe pumps in tho j submerged boat n^iy bo sot at work ■ sucking-in oxygen. | -'A cord, which is tied lo a cablo at-J tachcd to one eud of the craft, is fas-j tened to the box. By pulling this up, tho rescuers aro ablo to obtain a heavy ] line, with whieh the submarine may "bo &lt; raised. Wires carried by. the box es tablish telephonic communication be tween those undor tho water and.the: rescuers, ■ Lucerne is oue of t...
SINCE WE GOT THE MORTGAGE PAID. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 10 March 1916
'SINCE WE GOT THE MORTGAGE PAID.. IWe've done a lot of scrimpiii' an' a-iivin' Jiaud to mouth, . • . We've dreaded too wot -weather, an' . we've worried over drought, 'For the things kept, lira win' int'rost, : wliother crops were good or bail, An' raisin' much or little, seemed it ■ swallowed all we had. The women folks were savin', an' there ain't a bit of doubt ' . But that things tliey really needed lots of times they done without. So ivc're'breathin1 somewhat easy, an' • we 're. fccliu' less afraid . Of Providence's workin's, since we got the mortgage paid. J- wish J.'d kept a record of" the things that 111 ortgago ate, , : Un principal an' int'rest,'from begin-. •ning down to date!'— • A hundred dozen chickens, likely fowl ■■ with yellow: legs, •A.thousand pounds of butter, an' tw&lt;;lve hundred dozen eggs, ; , • !Somo fouv or five good wheat crops, an-' at; least. 0110 crop of corn, An' oats an'' rye—it swallowed iu its, lifetime, sure's you're boru, . 'Besides the w...
"HYMN OF HATE" SUNG. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 10 March 1916
I-., I " HYMN OF HATE " SUNG. A midshipman was taking a party of captured German officers -from a U boat, whieh had just been snared, and which was being towed, astern by an other pinnace.'. 'The officers sat huddled astern, and seemed very uneasy. . One of them asked tho midshipman if thoy were to be shot, and was much relieved when he replied, "No, you were doing your duty, and we do not t.roat. our prisoners like that." With increasing uneasiness, tho Gorman offi cers begged that tlicy might do or'give [ something to show thoir gratitude. - At last the midshipman said, '' Oh, 'all right, then. Sing us the ' Hymn of Hate.' " Whereupon the Germans, ^apologising that " they had nod ihoch voices," ' stood "up unsteadily, and solemnly' howled the "hymn" through, to the intense delight of the everr of tho pinnace.
MOVEMENTS OF THE MOON. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 10 March 1916
1 MOVEMENTS OF THE MOON. j Although astronomers have boon en deavouring for over 250 years to ascet'- I tain the correct, movements \of the J moon, they are still far from having ■ solved the problem. The astronomer royal, in his report of- the "work at Grcenwieli . during.the past .year, calls j attention to the increasingly big dovia- I tion between the calculated position of the moon in the sky and its real posi tion, as shown by the Greenwich obser vations.. This deviation has lately, been -increasingvin a serious .manner, the er ror last year being -more than, twelve times as large as it was twenty years .•ago, the 'average annual ineroaso. 'amounting (luring the two dci&dcs to 'half a second of .arc in longitude. The cause of the failure of astronomers to inalc'e the uioon amenable to their exact 'mathematics, based on the dynamical laws of gravitation, is'believed to be ■sonic attractive force of which tv-o are at present ignorant, though in all prob ability one facto...
ENSILAGE—ITS VALUE AND COST OF PRODUCTION. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 10 March 1916
ENSILAGE—ITS VALUE AND | COST OF PRODUCTION. 1 (8j R: R. Kerr, Dairy SirpGrvisor, ( , Research Farm,"NVorribee.) ;'l In successful *lairy practice, iron) ,*i j piodur.tn • and economic standpoint, j tho feeding ot ihc. duuy c)uUo ls.Ul0 j lairaei's chief concern, and it needs ] el J'. I'U'* oxpcucnce to conrmco :my intelligent fanner that any lack of-at tention 01 thought on tins important subjqct w ill, soon be shown by a de 01 easing yield ;of the cows, and a fail ing off in condition. .. Again, experience pioves that onu must expect a small viold the succeeding laerat:oii -porifj'l 1 l'ui any CQitainty ol prontablu re- i suit the.so feeding operations uur"; be I planned • many month's in advance, be- j cause no man lias any certain idea of ' what -Providenc'o hblds in store in tho shape of rainless periods, floods, pests," and . vntorseon- • contingencies, 'i^iesu hardVtiiries. are experienced in HI- coun tries;:'and arc apparently a reminder' against" carelessness; . and perhaps...
LUCERNE FOR MILCH COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 10 March 1916
LUCERNE TOE 1ULC1I ( 0\\ A bulletin of thc^Iiiternational Insti-V tute of Agriculture, Rome, gives soinc details of 'experiments in feeding lu cerne aloue can only exceptionally and cerne aloue can only exceptionallf aud temporarily afford a profitable food for milch cows; while, combined with other fodders iu proper proportions, it is one of thii best fodders. Iu the beginning of tlie seasoii;, .^vhile the lujcerno ' is., young, it is bpst supplemented ivitli, mangolds or cereals;-; but, -when ;the lu cerne is older, it is better fed with oil-, cake, or, in small rations, with oil-calse. and cereals. "When feeding cows in ex cellent condition, the addition of oil cake to ;a limited quantity, of. lucerne, was more favourable to, the yield of milk than a corresponding quantity of oats, " Koughly - speaking,- the ;uumber of sheep estimated :to. be" in existence at the present't,tinip .is some-015,000,000. Of these, 'one-third .at least are found within the' confines of the British Ein...
TOMMY'S FRENCH WELCOME. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 10 March 1916
TOMMY'S FRENCH WELCOME. In the early days of the war, when English .troops lyerc first landing in France, they wore often greeted by. thoir allies in the French fashion—with eager kisses, and: embraces. An Ameri can who witnessed the debarkation-of a troop of. tall ' English cavalrymen, laughed to tearfulness—so he reporto'd afterwards—at , the spectacle of small and excited Frenchmen-excitedly wav ing little English flags, -and reaching; up, or actually, jumping up, to ismack, the• 'abashed! Britons.- first 011 one 'chcek and then on the other. The victims of the afTectionatc onslaught endured'-it; patiently, although unhappily; occa sionally a. resolute sufferer would even yield to the - point of reciprocally pat ting a French back. But no 'kisses were received, even when bestowed with laughing audacity by pretty girls,; dasliing out of the crowd for the pur pose, and hastily dashing back. The. 011I3- difference was that the man-kissed dragoons looked tired and miserable;-, the gi...
THINGS THE POLICE SHOULD KNOW. AN AMERICAN VIEW. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 10 March 1916
THINGS THE POLICE SHOULD r KNOW. ' an american view.! ' I, .The best line Solon produced in his I:clay, was '*>Know thyself." . -A.Tthui\ "Woods, Police Commissioner of New York," is .1' firm believer in all that this implies, but he would also have the men composing tho.police forco avail them selves of a thorough knowledge of. .others. That is the idea, conveyed in a ipamphlct . which Commissioner Woods lias issued. For years it has boon the.experience of ihigh police officials in New York, that criminals .have effectively covered tlioir tracks, solely because the first po^ liceman called to tho'scene of a crime : has -not.thoroughly.noted..conditions;' or has failed -to -'make the diligent inves tigation which would place him in pos session of 'facts'essential to bring about an arrest. ! Particularly,is this the .fact when a' murderhas been committed by a persoui whose id entity is unknown by wit-' nesses, but-who may bo able to give -toi the police a good description of the&g...
BRITISH COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 10 March 1916
BRITISH COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF • IN FRANCE. - •'It was my privilege not so lo»£ ago ] to'pay'a visit to the British linos in Fiance and Flanders (says a corre spondent of tho "Daily Nows "). Dur in'g. that visit I saw much , of that-'as tonishingMnachiuo of. :war -which the i ouergy of i this country .has created in a^fow short months. I motored for. hundreds of miles'. behind tli'e lines, where every road is like tho. road -tea fair, thronged with rushing motor cars, marching men/ the clatter-of horsomen, the slow rumble. of great lorrios, and all the. accompaniments of war. Prom all the tumultuous.-memories of those days, 0110 figure emerges 'with a singular suggestion of detachment and seronity. I had boon invited.to lunch i ..with Sir Douglas. Haig at his advanced | headquarters, and, as wo motored .to the engagement, the officor who accompa- i nied me grew eloquent about his.chief. " You will find him, " he said, in fin ishing; his eulogy, " not only a great soldier, but a great, g...
MEETINGS ON THE BATTLEFIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 10 March 1916
•MEETINGS ON THE BATTLE FIELD, A. hospital in Franco was tho scene of a strange meeting. A Devonshire .girl'.hail, a few years ago, married a 'man,: from whom she had been obliged; ;to ijiart, in consequence of his dissipat ; cd 'habits.: When tho war broke out he joined the army, and a few months later was sent to France to fight; she, who 'had meanwhile become a trained ■nurse,, was attached to a hospital near ^Boulogne, •After the terrible battle at Hoogc, a 'number of wounded soldiers were sent to this hospital, at Etaples; and among her new,patients tho nurse was amazed to recognise her husband. For days, in his semi-unconscious condition, he failed to recognise tho woman who min istered so teuderly to him; then one day his eyos dwelt ou her with a'look, first of curiosity, then of growing re cognition. "Then, with a wy of gladness, full recognition came; the stricken man held out his arms to the woman, who, with streaming eyes, was bending over him; aiul the next instant husba...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 10 March 1916
Orange Blossoms. CALLAGHAN— CONNELLAN A very pretty wedding was cele- brated at St Patrick's Cathedral, Ballarat, on Monday, when Mr William Callaghan, youngest son of the late Mr Callaghan, of Massey, was united in holy matrimou?| with Miss Mary E. Connellan, eldest surviving daughter of Mr and Mrs John Connellan, of Morton Plains. The bride who was charmingly attired, was given away by her brother, Mr Frank Connellan. Miss Maynie McErvale, cousin to the &nbsp; bride, acted as bridesmaid, and Mr Jack Sullivan, of Witchipool, a personal friend of the bridegroom, acted as groomsman. The happy couple afterwards entrained for Melbourne en route to Tasmania, where the honeymoon will be spent. We wish Mr and Mrs Callaghan every success and happiness through- out their married lives. On the eve of her marriage the bride was presented with a hand- some set of toilet brushes, backed in the latest style with silver and xylonite, by the members of the Morton Plains Tennis Club, of whi...
Farewell at Corack. [HELD OVER] [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 14 March 1916
Fareweii at Corack. ther.n oyer! Last Friday evening was a great time in Corack, friends and acquaint ances for miles round assembling to sav "Au-Revoir" -to tlie following volunteer® :—H. ■ J. Perry, Steve Perry, Cliris. Procter, and W. Cres wick. . nr W MclSiab presided over the large audience and congratulated the volunteers on the duties tbev were about to enter upon in defence o the Empire. He said those pres ent admired their volunteers and i hoped that they would be chivalrous j and do their duty as true Austral | iaus. He wished them God speed j aud a safe return. Cheers followed i for the four volunteers. I A programme was submitted of a ! varied character, consisting of song?, duets, recitations and step dancirg. j The accompaniste was Miss Procter. | Kach lad was presented with a safely razor, and good wishes were extended them by the Chairman. Supper was ^ leading feature as usual iu Corack and was followed j by dancing till Old Sol was almost due.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 14 March 1916
WPJPDBRBUft^ I'i CTTIN G- & KAGINfcr CLUB. N X U Aly MEETING Wednesday, April 12 th" Donation Made to Patriotic Furids £77 In Prizes _£77 — PROGRAMME,— ' 1-MAIDEN PLATE. £i, for'; maiden horses. Yv J.a. • Five fur lOUgS. "'V;';: j.—HANDICAP' TROT,.- £10, for horses that can trot 2.50 and better. 1 }/ miles.' ,i.—TRIAL HANDICAP, £iQ, second horse In receive £2 out of stake. For horses that have never won more than j£l0 in any one race. Six furlongs. 4WEDDERBURN I-IANDI CAP, j£-U, second horse to receive £2 out of stake. One mile. "Nom ination 10s, acceptance 10s. 5.—HACK RACE, £5. For horses that have never won more than .£5 in auy race.' Five fur lo:igs. Weight, 'i St. i,.—HANDICAP TROT, £15. St-ut.d horse to receive f.2 out of itake. For horses that can trot j.and better. l\'z miles. PUBLICAN'S PURSE,;.£12. Second i:o;se to receive £2 out of stake. Six furlongs. Minimum weight, 7st Tibs. V.K.C. inks for flat races V.'T.A. r-'les fcr trolling races. Flat races —Ail horses mu...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 14 March 1916
. wuurv co:,nos from it matters not how beautifo'% tur»s, iibw perfect the iig"re- '§ ajps'sy or redundant the lwir. o'g ™n look r"ally protty or iittrai)'8jfe face betrays a disordered at'us. I A yo!!o>y sickly fane is with iu;y womanly charm eases known where ladies ■»» silence for voars from sickeSj® and stomach complaints, siiuft'Jx they were nuabio to withstand'1 J euiug and racking progensi®' Jg ufdinoiy. puigiilivu motlicincs || hi such cases liiixo-'i'onic ^.Ipf taken with utmost coulM#®1' 'J|| neither umJuij* purge jio (in These PiUa have been kuo«'n roses, to a'giel's: cheeks' absent for years Prica Is and '■* uhle IJ very where te Duxwi.u Jockey Cu;tf^l§ iiig of "the Douald JockeyHp*" cie heiii at the Royal GeW?| this evening.
The Literary Hour A ROMANTIC ESCAPE OF —LADY CHAUFFEUR.—Contributed to the TIMES by [?] Holhiici, Hampstead [?] [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 14 March 1916
The Literary HomT A ROMANTIC lisCApp , 1 - LADY CHAUFFEUR [| Contributed'..-to the Timf.- >. , 1 Holhiici, Hampst-ad , '-.I never thought I shoviMb, see Monte Carlo agnin," uri;^ Lucia Montana, of FbreucV' friend in London. N:, ,Do antic story of the sea has h^?" than her miraculous escaoe!.*' Mediterranean, and her virij^ criptiou will be read with i,',.! the world over. "■ "I left dear Italy about flVav ago, and, aftei a year in fortunate to secure a good wife with a first-class firm of fashio^ furriers in the 'West Fuci 0h;i don. Soon after I went to &„j was delighted to meet from Florence I used to 1 again ajj Antoiue and I saw u great dea) 1 each other, as he was chaffa^"^! wealthy old gentleman named !jl| stou, who had a lovely place?! Oxford, and whose family usjf our store. Antoiue bad often H to wait and nothing to do, sjl used to give me some lovely frj round the London parks. He;l such a dear that he would oftaf me: drive, and I soon pici;ejaJ i good deal about...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 14 March 1916
MILK IN POWDER FORM IN tlieso liard times every housewife must economise. I find Trufooi Powdered MUk a blessing in our house it is a real money saver. Thus wrote a grateful lady, and her experience has been endorsed by householders throughout: Australia, who have been using 1'owderrd Mill: for a considerable period, 'l'lie sys tem by which pure cow's milk, is converted into powder form may well be considered oue of the marvellous inventions o£ mod ern times. The patent rights wer secured by a Victorian Company, and the build ings and plant were erected at Glenor mis ton (in the centra of the far-faned Western District) at a cost of about /~5u,00Q, Every precaution is tskqn to obtain pure fresh milk, and the supply is' drawn from a radius of about four miles only. The dairymen deliver milk each morning aud evening, aud then within two or throe hours the milk is convevted into powder. It is packed in tins ready for market; in this form, the milk rotains its freshness and purity. A.U ...
The Donald Times With which is incorporated the DONALD EXPRESS AND LANDSBOROUGH TIMES. Tuesday, March 14, 1916 SERVIA APPEALS FOR AID. [Newspaper Article] — Donald Times — 14 March 1916
The Donald Ti^es With which is incorporated the Donald Express and Thanhs BORODGH Timbs. Tuesday, March 14, 191(> SERVIA APPEALS FOR AIO. Tee Serbian Minister in London has the honor to convey his warmest thanks to all the benevolent donors whogenerously have sent uutil now their donations through the Serbian Legation for several relief fuuds existing in -Serbia.' At th&lt;; same time . the .Serbian Minister has to announce that several relief: funds in Serbia are sending through, him their appeal to all benevolent men and women, fathers and mothers, and all philanthropic institutions, painting the horiible suffering of the Serbian refugees, the starvation of: the population staying at home in Serbia, the painful scenes of the desperate mothers and the frozen children. Many thousands of re fugees are dispersed in the villages of Greece, in the Albanian • desert, or in the rocky hollows'of Monten egro, without home and without food. The life of these refugees is i is now n...