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70,000 Programmes. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
70,000 Programmes. For tho historian of tho drama thero 1B no sourco of Information so Important as old theatro pro grammes. It is ovor ten yours sinco Mrs. Charles Enthoven commenced to tnako up lier collection, which now numbors over 70,000, and repre sents probably the most important of Us kind In tho country. At Mrs, Enthovon's houso every room has somo case, chest, or cabi net filled with indexed programmes. They go back as far as 17U2, and como right up to July 20th, 1913. She has tho programmo for overy night of Covont Oardon Opera bo tweon 1810 and 1840, for tho ITay mnrkot between 1819 and 1885, and a sot of I.yceum playbills which goes back to 1800. The collection has been got to gether at a considernblo cost o( time and money, and already Mrs. Enthoven has received a big offer for it from America. It Is hor hope, however, tlmt the programmes will ultimately find a home in tho J)ri!ish or the London Museum. Among them arc records of tho first nDDearni"-" nt and with tho cr...
The Vacant Chair. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
The Vacant Chair. On oim occasion. Just before &lt;>no of his rccitnls, l'aderewskl was slopped iii tho cntranco-hall by . nil excitod luily. - ? "Oh, Jl. l'aderewskl.she exclaim ed, "I am so glad to sco you I I want so much to hour you piny, but they tell 1110 thoro isn't a sent left. Now, do try to Dud 1110 a seat iioiiiow'Uero. I'm sure, they'll let 1110 In if you ask tliem to. l'lense !" Padciowski ? bowed vory gravely. "Madame," I10 said, "I shall bo de lighted to help'you. Thero is 0110 seat in the hall ut my disposal, niul you can tako that if you care to." "Oh, that's too sweet of you !" the lady gushed. "I'll take it with pleasure. Where is it V" "At tho piano 1" replied I'adorow ski. It is well for those who do their washing at home to know that some, ammonia in tho water in which new* flannels are washed will take all the roughness oil, and savo both labor and soap. The am monia takes out the oil in flannel. Apples cut in irregular pieces will cook more quickly...
Worshipping a Sacred Tooth. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
Worshipping a Sacred Tooth. At Knndy, Jn Ceylon, Js kept tho Buddha's tooth, xvliicli is tho object of . tho unbounded rcverenca of mora than -100,000,000 people. AVhcn this holy molar WHS brought to Ceylon in the slxtconth contury Isandy was only a mountain vil lage. Now thousands of pilgrims go every year to tho gorgeous tem ple where the tooth reposes, bring ing gifts of every kind, gold and silver ornaments coins, jewels, and even frufi nml flowers. The Kings of Burma and Siam send annual contributions towards the support of this tomplo that holds the sacred relic, which has a rather strange history. It is Said tii huvo been the left eye-tooth of Buddha* and to havo beou taken from his ashes 2,500 years ago. For centuries it was the marriage dower goitvg with cer tain favoured princes. In the fourth century after Christ it was taken from India, then the Malnbars secured it. It was after wards. I'llpturaU U+r Uw Poi'lugucHC, niiu iuok it to (Jon, where it was burned in 15G0 by th...
Historic Kisses. A STOLEN KISS THAT CAUSED A WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
Historic Kisses. A STOLEN KISS THAT CAUSED A WAll. In tho year .XTfll tlio beautiful, charming, and famous Duchess of Gordon founded and raised the Gor don Highlanders, one of tho most notahlo regiments of Scottish High landers. The most attractive tonus to n now recruit in t his gallnnt regi ment were a guinea in gold and a kiss from tho lips of tho farfemed duchess. It is said that this regi ment of soldiers was rniSed more quickly than any other regiment in tho British Army. This seems all very good, yet tho Cordon High landers paid dearly for (he kiss they had received from tho charm ing Duchess of Gordon. They were soon sent to fight the French, nud hi their first engagement "00 of them fell, killed and wounded. The survivors of tho Gordon Highland ers always maintained that they never regretted the price they paid for u single Ulss. r.i &lt;?m vonr stolen kiss-U-'ns the means of .bringing about » fierce and expensive war, Ferdinand of Bavaria was Journeying into a neig...
Blind Swim Straight. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
Blind Swim Straight. The man who is uniortunnte enough to lose his sight, or lo ho horn blind, is severely handicupped on dry land, but he tan, if lie is n swimmer, find his way easily in tho water. Blind people generally have a keen sense of hearing, and they can steer themselves in the water by sound us well as an ordinary man by sight. If they are swimming towards a cer tain poins, a whistle from time to time will enable" them to reach it with unerring accurar.v. This fact has recently been proved by some interesting experiments. A race which took plnro between blind men and ordinal y swimmers in «i lake resulted in a \jctory lor the for mer. Normal swimmers lose a good deal of time in raising their head for the purpose of keeping an r>e on the winning-post. This also preveuts them from concentrating all their attention on speed. Before laying oilcloth, put a layer of sawdust 011 tlie floor, and it will give a soft tread to the feet, ,as well as preserving tho oilcloth.
Special Sheep Sale at Wedderburn. WEDNESDAY, 14th FEBRUARY 10,000 SHEEP TO BE OFFERED. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
Speoial Sheep Sale Wedderburn. WEDNESDAY, 14th FEBRUARY 10,000 SHEEP TO BE OFFER Kn. Messrs Spencor, Vains and Co will hold a spocial sale of sheep at their tmw yards, lit Morecrofc'a Hotel, Wed, tinrhurn, on Wednpaday next, whou thoy will yard 10,000 sheep and li.tnln. There aro 18 lots of eh*PD, ranging in tiumbors from 1C00 to 40, and in eluding crossbred, merino and ccmn. buck ewes, juinud with Lincoln and Leicfter rains ; comebnck and merino wethers ; 9 lotB cf lambs, principal!) 1st cro>s and crossbrod ; and 40 2, G, and 8 tooth Lincoln rams- All tho sheep aro northern bred, sound s«d dipped, TIib salo is to commence at 12 o'clock sharp, and fdll particulars may bt Mined from tho auctioneers, or t Mr Steve Smith, Woddorburn i .( n spntativ*.
Guarded Diamonds. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
Guarded Diamonds. An army of spies la employed to protcct the fabulous wealth of the famous Do Beers. r)inTn»&lt;i \nnno ^"v*uviicy, South Africa. I)e Doers produce about £5,500,000 worth of diamonds annually, near ly half the world's output. They cm ploy 2000 European and 17,000 native workmen. An acmy of spies assists them to protect their vast wealth. The Kailirs aro confined to com pounds, but the whito men arc, re latively speaking, trusted, return ing to their homes dally and never being searched. The blacks sign contracts for four months' labour, during which they aro not allowed outside the com pounds except to go to their work. The ground covered by the five mines is about twenty square miles, all of which is encircled by practi cally unscalable barbed-wiro fences. The open mines and depositing floors are again inner-circled by similar fences, and still again by barbed wiro entanglements. These entanglements arc illuminat ed at intervals by electric lights at night,...
District Cricket. ST ARNAUD v WEDDERB[?] [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
District Cricket. ST AKNAUD v WEDDKKBl' ! On 2nd January a team frit. Arnaud visited Weddurbarn .. ,i: Chily defeated ibam by lal Th>- viaiioro batted firat and 200, Dickorson (74), Ronnuo . not out), and Rowe (27) beitif . principal runi'atter*. Wedd'r ? were M' diapoiej of I or 65, Hfuidi :.* ii T«}lor (10 not ou>) and . c.-" (i3) bpin); the only batsmen to re*ch "..ulili* figures. In a speond inning the home team made 82 for the lo-j of two wickets. The visitors were served with afternoon tea on the ground, luncheon at Noonan's Oominercial hotel and dinner at Moloney's Royal hotel. The return match in to bo played on 26ih inst, Scores : BT ARNAUD. Tyson, run ont ... ,,, n Bennetts, Ibw, b Thompson ... I Dickenson, c Morecroft, b Hen derson ... ... ... li Lane, b Thompson ... ... Q Bilton, c Morecroft, b Thompson 3 Rowe, b Thompson ... ... 27 Romano, not out ... U Young, b McGibbony... ... 0 Hooper, b JlcGihbony... ... 0 HOWBB, b McOihbony... _» 1 J Rowe, c Henderson, b Tayl...
144 Miles an Hour by French Aviator. RECORD FLIGHT OF 9,795 MILES IN ONE BIPLANE. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
144 Miles an Hour by French Aviator. -I KECOKD FLICS HT OF 0,795 MILES IN ONE BIPLANE. | It is the boast ot French aviators Hint they aro the most daring and most elHcient In tho world. 51. Ouillnux, an aviator with several fine long-distance (lights to liis cre dit, has now brokon nil speed ro cords, nttnining l-l-l miles nil hour. Starting from Savlguy-en- llrayo, lie covored tho 119 miles to Paris in fifty minutes. This was accom plished with tho wind in his favour, but it must also lie considered that ho carried a passenger. PerhnpB even more remarkable is the feat accomplished by M. Tour ney, who has covered 0,71)5 miles without changing either his biplane or his motor.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED A BAFFLED IMPOSTOR, OR, THE HEIR TO A DUKEDOM: A HUGE PERSONATION FRAUD. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
1T.T. RIGHTS bbsebvhd. A BAFFLED ? ^IMPOSTOR OR, THE HEIR TO A DUKEDOM : HUGE PERSONATION FRAUD. 1 By S. W. Hopkins, Author of "On Pour Braes ' 'itcs," otc., otc. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. Honrj Barnes, an adventurer, finds himself sharing a room in a New York lodging-house with a young fel low about his own age and'physique. In the early hours of tlie morning Barnes is horrified to discover that his companion is dead. On searching the deceased Barnes brings to light a sum of money and a. letter, the lat ter being written apparently !>y the young man's father, George Lovcr ing, to his friend Sir Peter Steede, banker, of London, in which he im plores Sir Peter to do all in his power to help his son Gerald, with - -rrliom he line tiimri-flloil, in the boy's attachment to a variety hall singer, named Mildred Moore. The letter further states that Gerald is sailing for London and intends calling on the banker when he ar rives in that city. Barnes considers it a safe undertaking to i...
A Clever Smuggling Trick. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
A Clever Smuggling Trick. .4 A clevcr smuggling trick was play ed on a Customs OITlcer on the Kusso*C«erman frontier on Novem ber 29, 11)05. An innocent-looking peasant reported to the ollicer a plot for getting a large number of pigs across the frontier. Tho method, he said, would be to drive across, at intervals of half an hour, three, six, twelve, and two hundred pigs, the smugglers arguing thut if tho first three lots could be sent over there would be no trouble with the two hundred. Tho oflicer w.us naturally on (he alert. In accord ance with the peasant's statement, three pigs were driven over, then six, followed by twelve. All these- were ' allowed to pass, and preparations 1 were made to receive the two hun 1 dred. lint no more pigs appeured, ! ami the twenty-one animals admit. I ted had in the meantime been lod ' ged in safety ! | When frying fish, dip it in milk in steud of egg before rolling in j breadcrumbs.^ This is more ccono » inical and tastes better.
PART 7. CHAPTER IX.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
PART 7. CHAPTER IX.-(Continued.) "It would bo a grand thing. By heavens, I never dreamed of it ! But suppose-suppose, now, Edwina mar ries him. She can win him it sho chooses-slie can win anybody. Sup pose she docs so, and becomes his wifo. And then suppose tho old duke dies and the title goes to Chester, after all. This fellow has nothing." Sir Peter looked with pity on the man who could be so blind. "Why, hang it7 Tom ! what's come over you ? Don't you know that even in that event Gerald is sure of the title ? Suppose Cheater does get the title ; he can't live long, and Gerald Is next in line. In (act, there is no one else, Except these two, there is no one to save tho title from laps ing." "Chester might marry." "Lot him," said Sir Peter, (map ping his fingers. "Let him marry. He will get a wife, that's all. I have thought that all out, my dear bro ther. It is possible that lie will mar ry. The duke has been at him for years to do so ; but I don't think. nature is against it-I do...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
BROPOHT TO WAY Are tboaa tnemlta of civiliantinn. Tn'll pntloii finil DyipfaU, whan Dr Sliol it ii'i Tabulea eie empl-yed. le 8J mr1 2i (W per tin. Obttii able from P ,T Pette'd. and A W Mc'Vihbiivy, WedilerHurn. I '*. NNTFW. I aEK> IGO. (J . i»». Mr B K WODBTSKI, w: t i.b ri^'iing YU- "lintriot r- .. . '» »v.-v mon:l. -lul wi'l 0 . oil &lt;t F«)l !! fg» nf «li . . and im«'. 1 *p-to due Umxi. (TI. Lvli. «' ?./nl (J-nto leqairemeota. Date of noit visit: Thursday and Friday, D»oember II and 12 &amplf Itoomi: Morrcrofc't WRDDEP.BURN HOTEL. A. j. SIMPSON a c@. (A. J. 8inp3on, Goo Johcscn, B. M. Dfc'ios), AWriONSERS, STOCK, STATION, and OH??BBAL COM MISSION AGENTS, 86 Arntcd. Stock Stle* at St Ann«d Borough "Sards VTSRJ Tbsrsdsy. »v~*3-caeairevj 'fbr Bendigo and afaiboara* markefca, and eonngned free of ebarje. Hone*, IHIry Cattle, Plg», Farm Produce, Knrolture, etc, at Bray'« gale yardi every Saturday. Wedderbmra and Charlton Amt, MrO. A. COOK. A. B. ABSON, OPHTHALMIC...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
.WEIVPFttTUTiN COACTT 'FACTOR HIGH^STPFF.T, WKDDF.KBURN _A. WTLSON, Coach Builder, General Blacky Smith, Wheelwright AND UNDERTAKER KunewU twrfnrmcd In Town or Oonntry on Shortest Not ice. Ooffinn on hf.nd for any Emcrgonoy, a!«o Flrst-clns llcuriH'fi and l'lomco. The tratlo supplied with Coftin Fittlnpa .Jot all quality. Farm Wnfwjons.-Drny.i, Sprliis' Ci'.rtn . V,Tr .tiV'T - or on mwU' on LI: ' ;uMinl.-0&lt; and slwtiy alooi>. " ordfrr. L-irnfnlly pttendod to with jircuiV'tiifir- and despatch. WPII EM A C VTIfll, ~P.~ J. NO ON AN, Commerc'Kl Hotel, [HIGH STBEET, WE DDE K BURN. Having taken ovor Now and Oom .'odioaa "PretnieM lately occupied by Mr Bookham, be»a to announce U'.ab the Hotol conUun all the I ".test improvements in workmanship, and rr-nks a5 ono of t1''».' »pp0int^.l gantry homes in Victoria. The Builrtinijhas boon handsomely ^n.-mshed throughout, al! hhe rooms 3&lt;nn!» largo [and well vontilatod, thus ->ffordins (TNSURPASSED AOOOMMODA TION FOR B...
STATE POLITICS. PREMIER AT ESSENDON. GOVERNMENT POLICY OUTLINED. DEVELOPMENT OF COUNTRY DISTRICTS. HANDLING WHEAT IN BULK. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
STATS POLITICS. PREMIER AT ESSENDON. I GOVERNMENT POLICY OUT LINED. DEVELOPMENT OF COUNTRY j DISTRICTS. ? HANDLING "WHEAT IN BULK. Au audiencv of about 400 people j wfre iu tho ha!: E*«endon, on Moti- 1 '»"-y !»«>>&lt;. """ . '. , ' t'U.Lcy spaecn. i;u i.Luring, therr being but little inter ruption, nod that not «ueh >« to tit-i turb 1I16 speaker. | Mr 'W alt thi- guricmi lriteu tioiu of tin Oovi>»nmi»Rt, iocludi:.^ tufiio m.'f-.T ffitij which liny vol!'! i'j tli&lt;5 i Kitsion tf.c-uIci probably assemble curly in Jane and terminate f jr the general elections in October. In many important respects the policy of the now Liberal Govern, meat/ would he similar in design to that of the Government which laid down office a month sgo. D.flerences, of course, there would be, bus in this respect none ; they were a countiy Government, only two of the members representing metropolitan electorates, and they would, with continued zeal, devote themselves to the develop...
The Express, PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY FRIDAY, JAN. 9, 1914. News and Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
PUBI.Iti4ND KVEllV FR1DAT FRIDAY, JAN. 9, 19H. IfewB and Notes. Bridgewater on Boxing Day pro Mated a livsly scene, occ»«ioned by the influx of several thousand* or people from fiendig* and Kaglehawk, whi!e the annual Reohabite picn'c from Wedderburn asaisted to swell the attendance. For the Wedderbnrn IOR pianio complete arrangements had been made, and -*ith sports ond games tho day passed off .ery pleasantly. Ncmeious fruit and soft drinks, etc, stalls were in evidence, and in all directions a roaring trade was done. Mr J Jenkins, senr, was kept busy with his motor boat carry ing Urge loads of plewure-serkers up to view the picturesque spots of the Loddon, while the fortunate possessors , pf rowing bcaig also experienced s. highly prosperous tice. Many of the visitors devctcd their time to Sshiog and shooting, but whichever the day Vf.a spent, enjoyment *?!> com plete and general. The Qbtiy friends oi Mr O 1' Smith, of VVetid-:..-irn, will bs pletwed to lesrn he i* njB.»:in£ rx...
Signals from Mars. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
Signals from Mars. Is Mars trying to signal to the earth ? The question is raised by some un usually interesting observations of the planet which have recently been made public by M. le Coultrc, the distinguished astronomer of Geneva. During observations, which lasted seventeen dajs, the astronomer re marked a series of luminous appari tions of a bluish-white colour, liko the light of powerful electric arc lamps. The illuminations, which usually lasted seven seconds, were observed on several different nights. This is not the first occasion on which they have been seen. Several astronomers have, at different per iods within the Inst six or seven years, drawn attention to them, and have tried to explain them as ' being due to atmospheric or vol canic origin. Most of the previous theories have, however, been exploded, and the con clusions come to by M. le Coultrc, aro strongly in favour of the phe nomena being due to regular at tempts made during recent years by the .Martians to got in...
Royal Servants. HOW THEY ARE ENGAGED. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
Royal Servants. HOW THEY ARE ENGAGED. Most people, if they ever give the matter & thought, would imagine that Royal servants arc born and bred on the fringe of the purple. Jt happens, however, that many of them nowadays are engaged pre cisely as other servants at registry offices, or, more truly, usually at one registry oflice. There is, not a hundred miles from Sloane Square, in a quiet little street, in a modest little house, a small registry oNice. It never nd \erti.se.s in any paper at all. Vet it has an enormous connection, aud those rare aud priceless beings, do mestic servants, (lock up and doWu its stnircuse. in a manner which might make other would-be mis tresses very envious. Here are enpaged servants for Buckingham 1'ulace nnd Windsor, for this Jto.vul duko and thnt'Royai duchess, not to speak of the wearers of ordinary strawberry leaves. The oJ.ce stfvt-,1 nr..-* is kept, by f.vii hidi w-l\ i.. fi-e.-Led, but not -formerly-« f rich ..-.'ate. They keep four secret...
THE DAIRY. A MAN WHO DOES THINGS [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 9 January 1914
THE DAIRY. A MAN WHO DOES THINGS t tig0 at a '"""era institute in Highland county, Ohio, a man got cm the platform and read a paper on ensilage that could be written only hy one who knows. A man seated !r side me si:! 1 ; "That's White, bachelor, but he's onto his job." Af ter « year I am again in Highland county in the neighbourhood of Jake White. I have been in Highland county but five minutes when a good citizen said "You must see White's great dairy before you leave," and nnoth r said White has the finest herd oT 350 Jerseys I ever saw." "You nan walk all through his stables v'"i bedroom-slippers on nnrl r0:.ie on', clean," said another. When a mil r waggon jmssre some Ono nays, "That is White's." Two hours hefore d irk one brich; evening I walked out of r?reen";«'l ! one mile to this gre-.t mil's estab lishment. A daj la'io.irer in a stone quarry milking, two native cows an-i carrying the milk to customers afoot , was the lot of Jnkc White 25 year,-, ago. He says, "My worldly p...