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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
In Memoriam EKMAN-Ih sad but ,loving memory of Roy David, tbe dearly loved son of K G and A I EkinaD, who passed away aist May, 1912, aged 7.1 months One little flower drooped and faded One little voice has fled Our hearts are filled with sadness Our little babe is dead sad and oft our thoughts do wander To a grave not far away Where we laid our darling baby just two years ago today God has taken home our darling Placed our bud amongst his flowers Taken back the child he lent us To a better home than ours - Inserted by K G and A I Ekman
GIGANTIC FISH. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
GIGANTIC FISH. f The year 1913 will long be re membered among' salmon anglers as that in which the biggest salmon caught in a Scottish river for 2S years was landed. The fishj which . was caught in the Tweed towards the end; of the year, sealed "551b. four hours after being landed, and is the heaviest taken from that river since 18S6, when one of 57£lb. .was caught by Mr. Pryor from the Duke of Koxburghe's water. If the recently-landedfish had been weighed immediately after capture, it is estimated that the fisli would have attained close upon 57lb., for the longer such a fish remains out of the water the lighter it becomes. At all events, the Scotch : 55-poun der was the largest rod-killed sal mon of the Tweed since . 1SS(J, al though it-should be pointed out that a salmon weighing _ 5Slb. was also taken in the Alton River, Norway. Anglers tell -many thrilling stories of the struggles they have to land a 401b. or oOlb. salmon, "but it "must be tame sport compared with tuna-fishing ...
Wedding Bells SCHMIDT—GLANCY [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
dding Bells CI1MIDT- GLANCr Cusffrion was en fete on Wednes1* di).y; "May 13, DO less than three weddings taking place. The weather was showery. Imt this f»ct did not ir.tcit'o'c- with tl.e happiness of those immediately concerned or of those who were present to do t.hera honor. Interest centered chiefly in the mar. i-* age of Mr W C Schmidt, son of the late Carl Schmidt, and of Mrs C Schmidt, of li Carlsrnhe," Natimnk, witc Misa Rnth Glancy, M.A., second daughter of J C Glancy, shire sccre taiv, of Casterton. The Rev F Still well, R. D, officiated. The w id ding was celebrated in Christ Church which had been artistically decorated by lady friends of the bride, the effect produced by the white chry santhemums and autumn-tinted foliage being very pleasing The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a simple 1 girlish frock of white crepe de chine, trimmed with white silk tas sels and large crepe de chine roso She also wore the enstomery wreath and veil, and carried a ...
A DUELLING ACTOR. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
A DUELU16 ACTOR. James Quin, who died on Jan uary 21, 1776, was a fine actor, a popular man on the stage, and a popular man in his retirement- at Bath, where ho ruled the social board, even as Beau Nash ruled the ceremonies of the Pump Room. That he was anything but of a peacoablo disposition his duelling record shows. On one occasion, during a performance of "Cato," a slip was made by an actor named Williams", whereupon Quin slipped in an impromptu g-og-line- Williams, greatly upset, waited to intercept Quin as ho went to his lodgings. The latter, speing a drawn sword in the hand of William.-?, promptly drew his own weapon,,and, defending himself coolly against a rash at tack, ran the unfortunate follow through tho body, killing him on the spot. Quiu surrendered himself at once to justice, and the ^act that ho was the person attacked, and that he only defended himself from a man who sought his life, carried suf ficient weight to lead to a verdict of "Manslaughter," which in those d...
Auction Report. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
Auction Report. Messrs Young Bros., Natimuk, report having sold at their stock sale on Thursday week last, and privately, the following lots-455 first cross ewes in lamb to Lincolns, 4 and 6-tooth, £1/1/ ; 352 ditto, 3 and 4 years. £1/1/1 ; 260 crossr bred lambs, mixed sexes, 13/6 ; 300 cross bred ewes, in lamb to Lincolns, 4 tootb, £1 181 merino wethers, 3 and 4 years old, 18/, 550 aged merino sheep, mixed sexes, 8/6 and 6/6 ; 15 fat merino wethers, 16/ ; 55 merino ewes , in lamb to Lincolns, 14/ ; 111 merino ewes in lamb Lincoln rams, 11/6 ; 292 merino weaners, small, 10/6 and 9/6 ; 103 merino ewes, in lamb Lincoln rams, 11/; 61 fat cross ewe?, 14/6 ; 4 fat lambs, 12/, and 4 fat lambs. 10/9 ; 25 -merino and comeback ewes, in lamb Lincoln rams, 12/9 ; 15 choice merino wean ers 15/, and 3 stud merino ewes, £1/3/4 ; 61 merino weaners, 10/1; 13 stud Lincoln ewes, £1, 18 merino wethers, 11/ ; 3o merino ewes, mixed ages, 6/7 ; 21 merino ewes, 7/ 75 cross weaners, 13/10 ; 65 cross ewes, ...
Wages in South Africa. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
Wages in South Africa. South Africa is perpetually faced with the problem of keeping its 170,000 coloured workers in order. The white miners naturally dislike the native labourers, because their presence tends to keep down the rate of wages. &lt; For some time it has been an understood thin,g between masters and men in the Transvaal that na tives should not compete with whites in occupations that demand skilled labour. No black was therefore al lowed to become an engineer, car penter, stonemason, or bricklayer. Gradually the door is being opened, and the Transvaal whites feel that they- will shortly bo forced to work on the samfe footing as the native, just as fellow-whites in the Cape Province already do. At present in tho Transvaal a white miner receives about £1 por day of eight hours, whilst the native gets less than £1 per week, and is made to work more hours. No coloured man is allowed to hold a blasting certificate, although many of them could do tho work as efficient...
ARMY SLANG. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
ARMY SLANG. There is more slang, among polcliers. than one would find Jit nil the schools in England. Some amusing examples were given by Corporal r. L. King, of the 2nd Life Guards, in the Household Brigade Magazine." A "Tom Clarke" is a swab, and it also a kflss. Ifeiace one may hear a soldier refer to "Tom Clarking his straight, missus." which means kiss ing his protect h e bride. Nobody knows who the original Tom Clake was. "A touch of the Lawrence" means a fit. of laziness. A pennyworth of bread and cheese is k'nown as a "ricner" for some in scrutable reason, and tea is "dirty 'ot.'' Meat, is ".saddle flap." To "put half a gauge on" any thing is to do work for a man for sixpence, wh,*ich imy have some con nection witln the fact, that a half gallon can is kin own as "half a gauge." A man wearing n muflier is- in "burtrlar *>rder." and is upon to the qufstuMi. here are the ferrets Tf aivvnn#' lias an unpleasant sur prise he "drops about, seven* een holes." .Should you agree wi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
Golf matches a,e to be played between (lie Bo^ham : players and Is atirLU^, i %i. boola and Mull shortly PuM Notion J. E. 'Phillips Bricklayer and Stone Jfassn ijf7ISH.ES it to.be kuown_ta«t^bejias yV settled in HORSHAM, and that lie prepared (o pat up buildings with bri'ek j,e ia the jNatiimik- and surrounding disl:;-is. Address ... - . J. . HTILLtj?s, d).iH mPO" Siiiriv-*u)tteer. : SHire ot K^wree baRBED AV1r£ON FENCES -ri -tt 5- hereby eiven that tae use Nf barbed jwire 'on. any t-.uce oi o£- DarDeL - Hnd adjoining ally other: erection townships of s"ef,OrT0rc^H Harrow, Goroke,, Apsle- ', r,,e vmbowen, Mimmay, Tqpi V5 id Wombelano, and w'tbin a ondo, aQd ^ 01 ^ from the bouudar distance or ^e, such wire is nowio -Ves thereof, ^he- prob;bited, unless the P°sUi0f of the Council is obtained for consent of the lications for per* Md tbC P0SUi0° ;'n''= ire on feo« 3ecr,tary July 23. ' Shire ot Kowree.- n.T N OTIC-J TO CYCLISTS. . herobv aivaa that the riding foopaths in the ot .J~leb j...
FOOTBALL [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
FOOIBALL The following isthr draw for the Araj iles Football Association. Matches to be plajed on iho grounds ot' the first mentioned o!u'-s . May 23 Nurrabiel y. Lowau Noradjuba v. Natimuk May 30 Nurrabiel v. Natimuk Noradjnha v. Lowan June 6 Natimuk v. Lowan Nurrabiel v. NoradjuW June 13 Katimuk y. Noradjuha Lowan v. Nurrabiel: June 20 Nittimuk v. Nurrabiel Lowan v. Noradjnha June 27 Lowan v Natimuk Noradjuha v. Nurrabiel Football on Saturday week was char acterise d bj numerous accidents At Clayton a bu.Il> maddened by the red Jerseys of one of the teams, rushed the grounds Openmonthed and bel lowing it followed players and spec tators to the dressing room, where it broke open the door, and got jarnbed in the narrow doorway, 'he closely packed inmates being terror-stricken, with the hot breath of the bull upon them A man from an adjoining dairy diverted the attention of the bull, which charged him, but by dodging snd violently tugging tb0 chain around the animal's horns he sub...
[?]mbowen Notes [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
enbowen Note \ (From our Correspondent) A for'.i;-ght ago Mr David Buffham, sou of Mr T li Buff ham. met; with a siasty accident, which might have Jhad more serious results.-' He was unharnessing a team from the drill "which lit? had been working and wns atn; uit.g in front of the team when eon t thing frightened the hcrses and ihr- ylunped forward He was 3in .- down and trampled upon t»y i i. ? . ; lting horses before his bro ihei c. . d stop them* Luckily he eseapf-o with nothing woise than a dsmngec; hsrid. Cropping operations in the district are pi &lt; jessing favorably, many crops are already above ground. Farmers "we!e hgrtin looking for rain,*;but they did if nave tOAvaitlong as last week he; v . . owera fell Ti e close of the tennis season was ma: ^ ci by a dance on Friday even ing. 8t inst, in aid of the local club. The i t,l was comfortably filled, many fo k having come from loDg distances Messrs A Muegel and W T Knight capably acted as M's C., and kept the dancin...
Wimmera Show Dates [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
p iVimmeraShow Dates j Tlii; t'es'ot' ihe v.:iions Wira. mora A ami P iSoi'iet.ies met afe Murtoa ami ilie following dates were igrerd i>i by the coafcrenc* Stan oll, J5t.li and 16 th ortptemh'er Rnpanyup, 18th Septembur (or mother dste to be fixed) Horsham 1st. and 2nd October 7 *: 0-.--.bcr . Warracknabeal; 9tli October Beulah, 13fch October Dimboola, 14th October Hopetoun, 16th October INatimnk, 16bhSeptember or another date to be fixed) -r J eparcfc, 20th October Mnrtoa, 21st October Rainbow. 23rd October .The Nhill liorse parade- will b held on Wednesday, 19th Augasb A dreadful double * tragefdy is reported from jSydiiey, A father cut the threats of bis two little soils On Tuesday last Peter Tra cey, an ex-rail way employee, - was sentenced by Judge Win necke fo* six months' imprison ment1 for the larceny of. an overcoat at .\liu fcoa - Tli e delili oceured at the' Horsham District Hospital of Chas Bell, aged 85.. late of Bungalaliy, from senile decay
STINRWORT [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
STINRWORT No less than eight landholders were bionght before Mr E Harrison, P.M, and Mr J as Tread well. J,P, at the Xatimnk Court yesterday charged with riot taking reasonable measures to destroy stinkwort The defendaats were - Chas Wong, Catherine Wong, Peter Rasranssen, Ellen Calder, Chas Speher, Horatio Oliver, Chas Pearse and H Carte The proceedings were taken by Johann Gnstav Nitsehke, thistle in spector for the Shire of Arapiles. Mr J W Power appeared for the prosecati. n, and the defendants were represented by Mr J Bennett, except ing Chas Pearse, for whom Mr R J Wilmoth appeared The evidence given by the defeud ants wont to show that they had taken reasonable measures to destroy the weed- They pointed ont that they had cone over affected areas two or three times Referring to the Woug cases, Mr Dennet t said there WHS evidence that stiukwot t sprouted, and it would bo a hards'iip to penalise his clieuts He knew that the Bench could not dismiss the cate3, but. provision had b...
Proposed Railway to Minimay [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
Proposed Railway to Minimay A very large and enthusiastic pub lic meetiug took place in the Minima/ public hall ou Saturday evening'last, 10th insfc, the object being to form a, railway league for the purpose of adding an extension to the Groro'ke Jfatimuk line westward. Mr D Car raclier was voted to the chaiar and briefly explained the object of the meeting Mr J T Carracher was ap pointed secretary for the meeting. The feeling of those present*-regarding the necessity of an extension was then obtained, and as it was unanim ously agreed that an extension was urgently required, A railway leagua,. to be known as the Miuimay and Booro.>pki Railway League, was for med Mr D Carracher was elected president, and Mr E Cross hoh sec retary and treasurer. - At a. later.. i3 tage M r J T-Carracher was appointed' to assist Mr Cross in cfnrying out the secretarial duties. A member's fee of *2/6 was made, with the stip ulation that in the event of fundB being needed later OH, a levy not to exc...
Smart Children with Stupid Parents. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
Smart Children with Stupid Parents. ? The contention of ninny physicians and reformers that feeble-minded par ents should be prohibited from marry ing, because they believe that the off spring of such unions is boiuid to be similarly afflicted, is not always borne out by- facts. Indeed, it. fre quently happens that normal chil dren, who are in no way ?. mentally or physically deficient are born to feeble-minded parents. And this has puzzled not a few physicians and scientists. It would seem, however, according' to Dr. Charles Davenport, a eu genic expert, that the explanation is quite simple. FTo points out that the mentally deficient 'arc not all deficient in the same way. The term "deficient" is not only applied to those who are stupid, owing to lack of brain power, but is often ap plied to criminals of every degree. Thus if a deficient man marries a woman who is deficient, it docs not follow that their deficiencies are of the same nature. 1 ~ The man's deficiency may consist of c...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
fnVir V*tl '.» fit Post Office Stores NATiMUK The Place for Good Values Now In, and in all tlie latest Fashions AH that is new in Ladies' and Gents' Coats, Suit s Lrr fcrellas, Rugs, Shirts, Neckwear, Snug U derwear Pyjamas, etc Also Groceries, Crockery, Ironmongery, etc_ - Dairy Produce Bought. F. I RATCLIFFS & Post Office Stores NATIMUK. NATIMUK m BAKERY E. E. J or y Wishes 16 make known that lie has purchased the b ove business, and that having secured the services of a first- class baser he is supplying only the best Bread, etc. Dances, Weddings, Picnics, Socials Football Matches, &c., Catered for reasonably. Splendid Assortment of Lollies on hand; also Fruits in Season. Small Goods a Specialty 3±3- IE. vJO'i^Y, P"ROP"RIETO R, Ploughs aijd Drills Repaired So Promptly that the minimum oi delay occurs in the field. Yes, our Prices are Reasonable I have secondhand Implements for sale THE ECLIPSE IMPLEMENT - WORKS, GOpOKE. O- IMT'IDOTnTPROP-R/IETO"R Your Summer Suit ...
Auto Goggle For a Horse. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
Auto Goggle For a Horse. . + accompanying picture would to indicate that tho horse had gone in for motoring, but .that ; is not the case. I-Ie needs goggles in -his business, which is. that of drawing a cart of refuse from a Los Angeles . gas . works to a briqiietting machine that con verts*^ ,-it into fuel. The dust and smoke aro so injurious to the eyes that the driver adopted auto gog gles-for his own use, and then 'de vised a pair for his faithful beast. They are not pretty, but they give solid comfort.
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 — 22 May 1914
The H|an in the Corner. A'cbiel's nmang--ye takin' notes an- faith he'll preDfem - Two Jews met in Bnurke Street, Melbourne. " I hear thai- Riibenstein hgs hid a fire" saxcl one. t:Yes," &lt;aid the other, " Eubensten is not a bad sort. He deserved it" .fat had a wonder fill estimate of the value of the telegraph. He wanted to make his old friend, Mie^, a Xmas present. It was Xrnas Eve, so he had very little time, consequently "he ' ied the new pjiir of boots oil to the telegraph wire. Nest morning he noticed an old pair of bo.jfs hanging at the sp^t where he had tied the new ones. c,Good luck to Mick," he said, " he got them alright, and he's sent his' old boots to be repaired.' I: "The trip is off.'' Those who know Jack Sudholz will readily un derstand that the outlook must have been bad when he made this final statement. He waited till bedtime before he said it, and the clouds were then emptying themselves generously He needn,fj have £said it, however, because those who w...
One On the Tourist. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
One On the Tourist. -,-^ "I s'posc if I should try rido that machine I'd break my neck ?" said a gawky-looking fellow, as ho looked at the bicycle against tho lamp-post. "No, you wouldn't," replied the bicyclist, \ winking at tho bystand ers. "It's, the easiest thing in the world to do. Anybody can ride one of these ~ machines if ho only thinks so." "I want to know"," exclaimed the gawky young1 youth. "D'ye think I could stay on it if I got ou ?" "I know you could." "An' mak' 'er go ?". "Of course." "You're tryin' to fool me." "Don't you'want to try it*-?" And the tourist in knickerbockers winked slyly once more at the . in terested spectators. "How do you keep from falling off the thing ?" "All you've to> do is to : climb on, start it going, and keep going. Just try it. Here, get 011." The gawky young man took hold of- the bicycle awkwardly* and^ trun dled it out to the middle of the road. . " : 4 "It"isn't quite as good a one as I've got at home," he said, as he, .mounted it an...
NATURE'S MONUMENT. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
W IJ F IHUBW-'MWHJIII'MIWM-CTHFFCIUW W NATURE'S roOftUHENT. It is seldom, perhaps, that Nature erects a monument to a person's . memory ; yet in a small cemetery ! a few miles east of Nashville, in j Brown County, may he found an object hearing that distinction. More than seventy-five years ago a man named Allcorn met. v-ith an accident, which resulted in his death, and he was buried in the cemetery near his home. The coffin was hewed out of a part of a poplar tree mid made in to two sections. A few years later a small sprout began to shoot from the crude coffin, and not long after wards a small poplar tree began to spread its branches over the grave. Within a few year? it had grown to large proportions, and during the long period since it first appeared above the ground the. tiny poplar ?sprout has grown into a tree that measures several feet in circumfer ence and towers above all others in the vicinity. Its branches spread far out in all directions, and many perhaps who pass near ...
INGREDIENTS OF A MUD PIE. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 22 May 1914
INGREDIENTS OF A MUD TIE. ? " A bacteriologist recently found his little : boy making mud pics in a park at Lyons, where a playground is reserved for children to enjoy ithenisel ves. Curiosity led liim to make an examination of one of the pies. The following is said to be his estimate of the number of dan ; gerous microbes in the few cubic inches of earth with which his son had been playing : Piphtheria 3,SO'1,00(1 Measles 2,450,000 Smallpox ... 000,000 Lockjaw' 3,600.00'* Dysentery ... 000,00(1 Pneumonia f>05,00n 'tuberculosis 020,000 A good dinner sharpens wit, while it softens the heart.-l>orau.