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ON DRAWING FLOWERS WITH PEN AND INK. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
OH DRAWING FLOWERS WITH PEN AND INK. .If it be true as :he pretty conceit says, the flowers only flourish rightly; in the gardens of those who love them it is surely none tha less true that to draw plant, forms well we must have a true appreciation of their beauty ami poetic meaning. As a. writer on this subject well says : '"We can have no thing more beautiful to draw than a flower, unless it be a beautiful face.; Flowers, leaves and indeed " alt plant forms give us tha most perfect models we can desire, and by their infinite va riety and aspects de mand from us keen observation if wo would succeed in in terpreting; them aright. Jf we lovo flowers we shall de light in drawing then1., and as we DAFFODILS. draw Ihom we cannot fail to under stand and know thorn better than we have ever dime before." Again, fiowcrs have recommendations to study which other objects do not possess. To namo throe only : An inoxhausfible fund of subjects, and these easily attainable ; the ability to practi...
The Man in the Corner. A chiel's amang ye takin' notrs an' faith he'll prent'em [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
I. fhe l|an in tte Corner. &lt;? A ubiel's ruuang ye takia' notos as' faith he'll preDt'em Last- season r wheat lumper at Noradjuha offered to wager that a well-known farmer who was present could not follow him, providing each had a bag of wheat on hia back* The farmer " took him up," to quote the classical language of 'he book; maker. Each shouldered a bag, and the farmer followed the lumper up and down wheat stacks with an ease that made the lumper green with envy. The latter soon began to show iJiio the weight was telling, but be jerked one leg after the other up the wheat heaps. But from sheer ex haustion he-eventually gave in, with the farmer going strong. Later it was learnt that the farmer was carry ing a bag of ohaff. The lumper has had to bear a lot of "chaff" ever since When responding to ,the toast of The Chairman at the banquet given to Mr W. C. Sohmidt, Mr A Barker said he had presided over a good many similar gatherings. He would tike to extract a promise from ...
How Kaffirs Bank. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
How Kaffirs Bank. A The Kaflirs of (he northern dis tricts of Cape Colony have a cur ious, system of banking-. Periodically the natives come south to trade iu the several villages unci towns in largo numbers, stay with the Boers for a tinw, then return. i Their banking facilities are very i.prlmitivo,. nnd. .consist . entirely of i banks of deposit alone, without i banks of discount or issue, and they have no cheques. But still they enjoy banking privileges, such j as they are. j rrom those who trade, of their own number, thev select one, who for thn occasion is to be their ban- I j kor. Hp is converted into a bank) j i of deposit by putting all the money of those whose banker he is into a bag, and then they sally forth to the stores to huy whatever they want. When an article is purchased by any of those who are in this bank ing arrangement, the price of the ar ticle is taken by the banker from this deposit, money-bag, counted | several times. ;md then paid to the seller of the arti...
SENSATIONAL MOTOR TRIP MOTOR UPSETS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
lENJATIONAL MOTOR TRIP MOTOR UPSETS. An eventful motor trip w*s experienced by a party of Natimuk residents on Wednes day. Anxious to do honor to i Mr W. C. Schmidt, whose wed ding day it was. the party braved the element* and the slushy ^oads-to say nothing of the 90 odd miles which separates (via Balmoral) Nati muk from Casterton. Ttere had been a good drop of rain the m'gbt. before, and daylight on Wednesday' morning re vealed watery-looking skim mers skywards. Two cars were cancelled, arrangements hav ing been made for four. Bit for the rain which fell on Wednesday while the party were making the journey nothing eventful wou'd in ail probability have happened. It did rain, howeyer, and seme thing eventful did happen-^o eventful, indeed, that it is quite providential that four of the wedding party completed the trip. The road between NTati mub and Toolondo was mostly a nightmare. The tngine groaned, the noise to those behind being suggestive a\most of intense human anguish, and a...
An Elderly "Jeames." SOME EXPERIENCES AND RECOLLECTIONS OF A RETURED BUTLER. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
An Elderly "Jeames." SOME EXPERIENCES -A N D HE COLLECTIONS OF A RF:TIRED BUTLER. My first situation as butler in a ycry. wealthy household was with :l bachelor peer, and the memory of the first night T entered, -his ser vice at his London house has al ways remained with me, for lie had as guests to dinner the late Kiapr, then Prince of Wales, Lord lloths child, (he late Duke of Devonshire, arifl some half-dozen well-known and distinguished people. I hart served as under-butlcr 'n some big houses, but I had never Wore had complete charge of af .airs wlioh such important quests were present : and at. first i wa's ; !1 hit nervous lost anything should j Ko wrong ; but T had a perfectly- j trained staff under me, and every- j thing- went off without the slightest \ hitch. | This was the first occasion also \ that I had attended at a dinnet' j ? which Kovaltv was present, | thOUgh 1 .often did so afterwards. 1 j (11% stayed a year in my iirst ' s'^uatiou. My emptover whs a , sn&...
Edenhope News. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
Edenhope News. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT] On Wednesday Inst the first of the P.LC enchre parties was held, there being a good attendance, Progressive euchre was played from ? 30 to 10.30 and then supper wus handed round, after which ihe hall was cleared &jad. dancing was kept up till about 2 oVloek. The next of the parties will be held on the 20th inst De Garis, Sons and Co and P Learmouth and C i conducted a large stock -sale on Friday last. There was a fair attendance of buyers and good prices were obtained There was a ni;e fall ot' rain last night, which was wanted, as the frosts of last week had dried up the ground considerably On Monday R Travers w&s brought before the local court charged with being drunk and disorderly. He was fined 5/ with 2/6 costs
SECRETS' WEIRD EXITS. SOME CURIOUS INCIDENTS, WITH A WARNING TO THOSE WHOSE TONGUES RUN FREE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
SECRETS' WEIRD EXITS. ? SOME CURIOUS INCIDENTS, WITH A WARNING TO THOSE j WHOSE TONGUES KUN FREE. '.Meu. are as had as women for | gossiping in public placet;," said the ! head of a Billiter Street firm the ! other day. I He was sore, and justly so, for, | owing to careless gossip, ho had just lost a large sum of money. Two members of the firm, while lunching at a City restaurant, hail 'discussed . between themselves the de tails of a big transaction in which the firm was engaged, and a third man at the next table had over heard what they were saying. Act ing promptly on the information, he had bought the shares, and net ted all the profit. A certain magnate with large in terests in South Africa, had a visit, from his brother-in-law, who talked excitedly of a new gold discovery. "Don't talk so loudly," cautioned the other, for he knew* that his ty pist was in the next room. llut the mischief was done. The typist had overheard the. name of the place where the new find had been made, ...
BARD SOCIAL [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
BARD SOCIAL The social in aid of the Natimuk Brass Band pissed off very success fully on Tuesday evening, chat is, considering the inclemency of the weather. The ladies faced the ele ments and muddy paths much better than the gentlemen, but about 0 couple3 danced to the strains'., of the excellent music provided by Messrs Mahoney and Rcullin and Miss H Cameron Mr E Bristow acted as M.O. ia a capable way. T?sty ie-. freshments were provided by the ladies and a pleasant time closed at 1.30. Given fine weather these socials will be very popular. Cards were indulged in on stage
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
*.' Mail" Labor Bureau. (Wo invite employers wanting men and employees wanting situations to legister their nanaea at the "Mail" Otiice) To Let oil Shares OAA ACRES of Land for 3 years on QUv/ liberal terms. Apply first inv itance by letter to WILHELM F MILLER, Goroke Poison La^d NOTICE is hereby given that Poison is laid in all my paddocks duriug the lambing season MRS F SCHMIDT, SNR Natimuk liSS VIOLET CRAMER Registered Teacher of Music, will yinii ilatimnl: again 011 WEDNES DAYS to give tntion 111 Pianaforte Will intending pupils write direct to MISS VIOLET CRAMER BAILLIE ST HORSHAM Or leave their names at the ' MAI OFFICE) Natimuk Certificates "Trinity College " and Association Board of " Royal Academy " and London College of music (Late of Beilin and Melbourne) CONCERT PIANIST Carr&io Method. lfilbiurtii University Est, Ljntur Registered SECONDARY Teacher PIANOFORTE VOICE PRODUCTION, SINGING, . , ANALYSIS, MUSICIAL FORM THEORY . Preparation for all Examinations Every TU...
Ozenkadnook Cricket Club [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
Ozenkadnook Cricket Club A meeting of the abore elab was held on Saturday night last last at the secretary'8 residence (Mr L M Ball) to wind up the season's affairs A statement of accounts showed a credit balance of £1/10/2, which was con;i lered satisfactory Apart from winning the Mitchell trophy the clnb always presents battiug and bawling trophies to its members. For the baiting trophy Ihe batting average this year fell to P Bull with an average off the bat of ef 17 5, hep 11, total 2S 5 J Robinson oimesecond with an aver age of 19 off the bat, hep S, to'al 27.2 the men ate handicapped so that a y-Mintr player has aneqnal chaDce with older and more experienced player The bowling average was secured by Carl Block: with the splendid average of 5.4 runs per wicket, taking -43 wickets at a cost of 234 runs This promisi v* young bowler is only 16 years of age, and the performance for so young a player is remarkably good There are three or four colts in the Ozenkadnook club who pro1 mi...
500 LADS FOR FARMS [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
500 L'DS FOR FARMS By flie a a. ' Indrapura,' which is expected to reach Melbourne on 27vbr May, another party of 500 lads who will be available for work on farms or Htatinns or in other suitable conn try employment, are coming from Great Britain to Victoria, and farm ers desirous of obtaining their serviced are requested to make early applica^ fciors to the Immigration and Labor Bureau, 555 Flinders St, Melboarne Over 4C0 of these lads arrived during the month of April and their services were quickly availed of by farmers, many of whom have since communicated with the Immigration department expressing satisfaction with the lads. Extracto from about 50 letters from farmers received at the immigration Bureau in the course of two or three days have been for^ warded to this office and they afford very clear indication that on the whole the lada are pioving to be a very desirable stamp Their ages run from 16 to 20 yearc and though mostly without experience in' farm work thoy have come o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
ProfoMtonal Notion c. w. IATEERS DENTIST (Late A Harris) FlfcEBRLCE STREET, HOKSHAM (Next White Heart Hotel; Personlly in Attendance Daily Painless Extractions -2b 6d Lauding Gas L&ughin* Gas Laughing Gas Laughing Gas Absoluely without pavn^ danger, no after effects, 5s Artificial teeth a specialty, and rsnranteed perfect for eating,, apeak* !L and natural appearance- ^o misfits Temporary plates made lmn mediately after extraction Allopers anions painless Sets of teeth from £9/2/ Gold and Porcelain Crowns. Bridge work, Gold Amalgam Porcelain Fillings, ets Hours, 9 till 6; Wednesdays, 9 till 1 ~~ Dates of Next Visit By my Representative C..W. DOUQALL irho is rsoorded by the Dental Board of Victoria. NATTMTJK-Newton's Hotel; on Tuesday, 19th M«y GOROKE.-Seery's Hotel, on Wednesday, May 20, 4 till 6.30 LS. GBANT, LDS DEHTIST (Late GRANT and bIMPKIN) DontistB.) Of PulajAuatral Building FIREBRACE ST, HORSHAM. fFill Yitit Nat'xmuk and Qoreke on *->tet fiver helots . NATTMTJK-Ne...
The Markets. Natimuk Retail Prices Thursday, 4 pm. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
The Markets. Natimuk Retail Prices Thursday, 4 pm. jbuttei Cheese Bacon Chaff, per ton r PoVatoas, per ewt Arapiles Mill Prices Messrs Noske Bros, of tbe Arapi!e pi our Mills, reported^ at 4 o'clock on Thursday-- . Flour, per small bag ... ... 4 o : O&ts, per busbelj x g Bran, per bushel ... ... I 1 Pollard, per bushel ... ... 1 . 1 | Whea,t, per bushel ... ... 3 5 J 11 I 3 3 10 0 L4 6 6
THE WEST WIMMERA MAIL AND NATIMUK ADVERTISER FRIDAY, MAY 15 [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
FRIDAY, MAT 15 Noske Bros, Natimuk, wish to let the farmers of surrounding districts know that they have for sale a few bags of Commonwealth Variety wheat. Mr John Cross, manager for Messrs Noske Bros, Natimuk, says that: the Commonwealth Variety exceeds the Federation wheat in quality The marriage of Mr W C Schmidt, of Natimuk, with Miss R Glaucy, of Casterton, took place in the Cnrist Church, Casterton, on Wednesday asfc. A full report will appear incur nest issue Dentist C Mathers representative, rrho isiecorded by the Dental Board, will be at Newton's hotel, Natimuk, on Tnesdny. 19th May Goroke will bo visited on Wednesday afternoon, when lie may be be consulted at Seerj'a hotel fwenty*four field guns have been landed or the Ulster for the use of I the rolnnteer. force Another welcome fall of rain oc carred (writes oar Goroke corres ponaent) on Tnesday and up till Wednesday a good 50 points liad been registered. Oar Goi-oke correspondent writes that a meeting of the members of t...
THE COW'S DAILY WORK. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
THE COW'S DAILY WORK. The wise dairvm:m hold in mind that a good dairy cow in full milk is expending as much cr.crgy as a horse at hard labour, and this without ces sation for many months. We have learned that the harder the horse works the more grain and the less rough-age ho must have, and the same is true for the cow. Except when pasture is good, a portion of the cow's provender should consist of grain or rich concentrates. and if she is yielding a large amount of milk, i.e., worViuig extra hard, all grain should he ground or crushed. The dry cow doing little work can subsist on less-eare'uily prepared food, and all or most- may he in the form of roughage. In !ee*tin?r. the aim shouh'i bo to sunpi\ rnrcch rough asv as the covr will readily, consume. i t this add saflicve-nt crrain or concentrate* to keep the digestible matter u|> to the statrdard set by the scK-ntists. -Hwi ry.
Goroke Cottage Hospital SUBSCRIPTION'S & DONATIONS [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
Goroke Cottage Hospital ^ J SUBSCRIPTION'S k DONATIONS Robertson, FRG RoDertson, Mrs F R G Robeitsoo, Mrs F. O. CompstoD, J. Wade, W. C. Bull, L. M. ... Grace, T.... McCarthy, Jqo Buckley, G. .. Compston, A Richards, Block, H. C. Bourke, H. S. Kelly, M... McDonald, J> C. ... Hawkins, G H. Matheson, D. Callaghan, j. M. ... Lees, A. J&lt; ... Block, C. D Hickey, M. Mitchell. J. G. ... CumiDg. M.J. ... Scbinckel, A Seery, M. P Brook, A ... Brook, Mrs A ... T erney, W .»» McLaughlin, R ... Lampard, J N Breen, J J Breen, Thos Rokesky( H A ... Crick, J W McPherson, W A ... Jelbart, T Lavery, PJ Perry, M ... ... , Goroke Medical Trust j Perry, A M i Mackay, D G I Tregonza, Mrs R ... j Redford, W | Wilson, F W Burns, Goo Satchet Singh Gugar Singh Lowe, Jas . . Willis, Rob Colyer, T H Webb, G T Burton, J ... Willis, Miss C Cameron. A ..." Jones, Rev Bull. L A Vorwerg, D Molloy, P J Sampey, H Tierney^ Jos Cross, E ... Hagelthorn and Bolton Cruse, Nurse Lancaster, Rev McCann.W Seale...
THE DAIRY THE POT-BELLIED CALF. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
THE DAIRY -, ^ ' THE POT-BELl/IEI) CAI,F. A p'.ea in favour of the pitiful, suf fering. pot-bellied calf appears in one of our exchanges by Mr. T. H. C oo- j per, the noted Jersey importer and breeder. Coming from a man who is an accepted authority on cattle and v.'bo has sold more animals at prices ranging from £2(|0 to C-ri'iO a bend than an>" other person, what he pays . and thinks are worthy of attention. I Jlr. Cooper says that the calf that is led lots of whole milk and rich grains, while it looks good and is : making the growth so much desired by the progressive owner, will in variably lay on excessive flesh, de velop a thick neck, heavy dewlap, coarse bones, and a heavj hide. On the Other hand, the scrawny calf with : a pot-belly, while it does not show I up well in the showing; is the o$e j that gets admiration when it comes j into milk. j It has been his observation that . calves that suffered from1 scours* are ; invariably the* one9 that give a-good 1 .account of thems...
Natimuk School [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
Katimuk School A meafcing of the Sobsol Com» mitteo was held on Friday evening, Mr "W J Sndholz presiding Correspondent.:® A. letter was ioceiTed from tho Education Department staling that tenders wonld bo callod at an early date for erecting pavilion, clas9 loom and porch and effecting improvements to lighting and ventilation at the school.-Received From S H Tyre*, with particular? concerning the lecent schools' excu-» sion to Mt Arapilei, and thanking the committee for the splendid arrangements which had been made fcr the comfort of excursionist# - Those preseut agrerd that all the credit was due to the correspondent, Mr Tvridle Other Business Tho Correspondent said that a sum of £'2/W/9 was still unexpended frsm the annual Department allowance of £S. The balance would have to be spent before June 30 The Chairman said ho had received a complaint from two parents whose children lived a long distance f^om the school against the opening or the pchool at 9 instaad of 9.15 as pre vious...
THE FARM. LUCERNE THE WONDERFUL. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
LUCERNE THE WONDERFUL. F. D. Coburn write-s, in the courss of an article in the "Aational Land and Irrigation Journal," (U.S.A.) : -The man who, in these days says his land will not produce lucerne, a plant, that will grow pretty much everywhere clw. casts a severe re flection. not only on himself, but - on' his land, his locaiity, and his State. To .say that "any fool can grow lucerne" is misleading, but with fair ' treatment, under fairly favourable conditions, it is bringing good for tune to thousands of those Nvho know it best and use a fair intelli gence in their dealings witti it. AmoiiK its fundamental requirements is a fairly fertile soil, free from weed seeds, in good tilth, with a surface painstakingly fined, levelled, and smoothed. There is little difference between successful lucerne growing and the successful growing of other crops. Poor farming never brings big crops, nor will poor land produce as large yields as the more fertile. Failure to leave in the soil or to res...
FOR KEEPING BUTTER. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 15 May 1914
FOH KEEPING BUTTKR. A "Uecuier" tells to "Pack but ter tightly in e:\Hhern jars to with in two uv thrc,> iiK-hos of \he top : pack the butlrr. tightly an\l closely. Cover with a layer of cliee^e cloth, then pack suit over the top an inch or two thick, and keep a tittle water on top of the salt." Making the farm yieirt mure with out increase in acreage can he done by nsir.q: lucerne and silage. These two agencies will vio nmre to increase the capacity of the I a ml trmn any thing else. Of course, it is under stood that the dairy cow must be kept in oruer to g-et the best returns from the luc-erne aud silage.