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The Oaks. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 20 November 1907
T-f^MW'l IFi'Oiii our ovm oorrospondeiit.] ?-.,:- .; TJie annual. ball in aid of-:Uie^B;.2 €. Church was held in tli(e5cho6lo£ Arts oii the night of King^s Birtliday.. On account of the ad verse /'season tjw usual jlay'rt spoi-is w»-re not held this year, and 'this, no doubt, atfected the uttendance at the bail, ' which was not quite up to other yeare. However, the hall was comfortably filled and on the the stage was a fair crowd of onlookers. MifisJ.l-onohoi! and Mr. 3as. -Davit't were the hon. sees, -and 'their arrangements,' iir every detail were perfect. The music supplied by. Mr. Williamson was all that could be desired; the Misses Fallnn plaj'ingth-M-xtras. -A.. tir.si-class Biippur, . provided by the lii'lii-1.; of t'u-: parish, wius tiei-r^il/in' ? thu i-oatiiiiK- l-o.oui, The itKvvt'aihler.J '45)ifrHl ju .-«a i ; itn'M-t'iy-A hi-i-,a^b oil E.j ,th^ evening : also Oo»nj:iS$o^^.^y.J| Wild, -T^ylorV Mitcii«ii;*Jv'iPp#if llaftBr. 'lliUer, Utaintou ; TULis&k !al.:. Divit...
WIT AND HUMOR [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 20 November 1907
WIT AID HLJMOB Pint Boy: Expect to set much for Christ mas? Second Boy: Ted; but I expect 1 won't get nothing like wot I expect. Be: I suppose it would be a great trial to you, dear. It, after all, our engagement was broken oil. She: You bet it would, dear. A great breach of promise trial. 'Dear, I wish you would lay down your novel and come and button my shirt for roe.' 'Deer me! I never saw sucb a helpleu man! I'd like to know .how you buttoned your BhirU belore you were married?' 'My shirts had buttons on them U. tboae days.' New Lodger (sarcastically): 'Is Oils all the soap (hera Is?' Landlady (decidedly): 'Yes. sir, all 1 can allow In one room.' Nc« Lodger: 'Well, I'll take two more room* ; I've got to wash my face In the morning.' Customer (Indignantly) : Look here, tiita cog I bought ot you yesterday Is a ferocious dog. He's bitten a lump off my boy's leg! Dealer: Well, guv'nor, didn't 1 tell yer be was wew (ond of children. The Actor Han (modestly) : As a matter of tact, I c...
SIR FRANK LASCELLENS. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 20 November 1907
BIB. FKAWK L&SCEIXES. ' ? The British Ambassador In Berlin, Sir Frank Lascelles, to the type of a broa£ sapuldered, well-nourished, elderly Eng lishman, from whose healthy, ruddy tace a pair of Jolly grey eyes sparkle, balf mocklnely. half-slyly under - bashy brows. He Is Jovial looking and pleasant spoken, but. he gives one the impression that he would be a hard customer to beat at a horse deal.— 'St. Petereburger Zeltung,' St. Petersburg. * y * ' 'Was yonr marriage the result of love at first sight?' 'Tes; on jriay-jntt. Had I been gifted with second 'tight, rd sever have married.'
SOMETHING USE A COMET. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 20 November 1907
SOMETHING JUKE A COMET. - , Those of us,;-eniarks the 'West|nU-»^::,v. ? /.i\' .?; . ter/^Gaaette^^JK^y* Vhrse reare^jsos^^jv:, space, tias for -centuries paid .ua-:r^gular ::.;'' /; \ '- visits at an Interval of about '5JBev¥iity flve rears. On its last appearance,, in 1SS5. Its brilliant disc and flamtng tflU, spanning the heavens like en arch of fire, created the greatest excitement Another remarkable comet of last cen tury was that of 1811, which for several ?;' weeks blazed brilliantly Id the northern .; sky. This comet, which was credited . with a tall 200,000,000 miles long, more than long enough to encircle the earth 8000 times, narrowly escaped a collision with the sun, only 32,000 miles separat ing their surfaces. The comet of 1861 was chiefly remarkable for the fact that the earth passed— without anyone being a whit the worse — through its tall. .
MURDEROUS AXE. FRENZIED MAN ATTACKS HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER. ASSAILANT CAPTURED [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 20 November 1907
MURDEROUS AXE. FRENZIED MAN ATTACKS HIS WIFE AND DAUGH- TER. ASSAILANT CAPTURED. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; This afternoon (11th September), a frenzied man made a murderous attack on his wife and daughter, which left &nbsp; them shockingly maimed. It is, indeed, extremely doubtful if they will survive. The assailant, who had vowed he would 'go to the gallows,' is George &nbsp; &nbsp; Lyons Press, a ship's carpenter, whose home is at Ambra-vale, near the City Quay; and he has been arrested on the charge of attempted murder. He had quarrelled with his wife, and she de- clared her intention of leaving him. This aroused his ire. Their daughter Lily, aged 22, went out to engage rooms for her mother and herself, and in her absence another quarrel arose. Shortly after three o'clock his wife was in the garden, and he followed her t...
THE HAGUE CONFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 27 November 1907
THE HAGUE CONFERENCE. In our view, the labors of the Confer ence will be -considerably advanced If. all States carefully refrain from regard ing a negative attitude, no the part of any country as actuated by a kind of malice against anoth-r coun ry or against geneal huai'anl'ar'i'n principles. 'What KriglanS does' at the Conference to-day in regard, to 'the Ei?lz«r-' r* pri vate proper:^ at sea; Geriva-y n Bom - othi?r-State may be'«'in— I'od t 3o In some othpr question to morrow. 'Koel nlsche Zeitune,' Cologne.
LOST LETTERS IN BRITAIN. SOME POST OFFICE FIGURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 27 November 1907
LOST LETTERS IN BRITAIN. SOME POST OFFICE FIGURES. The Postmaster-General talks In mil lions in his report for the year 1306-7, which Is issued on Saturday. The British postal service earned less profit by L143.T66 Jast year than it did in the year before, chiefly owing to a heavy Increase In expenditure. The de ficit on the telegraplis .was. however, re ducedby LS8.764; and the net revenue to the State was LM19.200. During the year 10,B4i.50S money orders were Issued, representing a sum of L37.997.339. Of postal orders 102 217,000 of the value of L40,?7S,000, wera Issued, nnd it Is reported that postal orders rlml in creasing favor as a simple and conveni ent means of remitting small sums of money. ? Deposits in the savings bank increased to L43,980,G7S, an 3 the total sum stand Ing to the credit of 30,332,784 depositors at the end of the year was L155,996,446. The average amount to the credit of each account was L15 Is lid, and one In every 4.24 of the population are deposi tors. ...
SHADE MESSAGES. SIR OLIVER LODGE ON SEALED LETTER STORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 27 November 1907
SHADE MESSAGES. SIR OLIVER IiODGE ON SEALED T.HTTTKR HTORT. Mrs Piper, a well-known spiritualist and medium, returned to Boston re cently from London. The newspapers state that -during her stay in E- gland tb received messages of the highest Im portance from tbe shade of Dr Frederick Myers, the well-known spiritualist, for merly connected with the Psychical Re search Society. Dr Myers before his death left a sealed letter in the hands of Sir Oliver Lodge. American Bplritualsttf hope that it may be possible to compare the message from the living with the message from the dead. In connection with this message. Sir Oliver Lodge, in a telegram to ihe Cen tral News; says: 'It should be under stood that Mrs Piper knows nothing of the phenomena obtained through httv friendly aid being in a trance while thr writing Is obtained ,and being, more over, kept Ignorant of its contents by her own consent for obvious evidential reasons. As to the sealed letter epi sode, It had not -to do with Mrs P...
OLD IDEA REVIVED. EMPTYING A HAMPSHIRE LAKE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 27 November 1907
OL D IDEA REVIVED. iMPT^rao^A uMi-skmQ!-hk& ?tHbora- Montague of- JBeaulieU writes,, in the ' Paily Mail' of 13th Sep tember : ? ? '!'-...?' . ... ,ij ' Seven hundred years ago a band of monks from Citeaux settled at Beau lieu; in the New Forest, -and, good Catholics and .Cistercians as they, were, they naturally took painB at nnna +/\ otinnhr fKatnoaitroa ?vrltV Aoh of all kinds— for Wednesday or EIri day without fish was not to be thought ot: Therefore, they con structed many lakes around - their new-found Hampshire home, and - among them one great lake of over 100 acres in . extent, . putting a dam across a wide valley ftt the confluence of two largish streams; they then proceeded to stock it with pike, perch, roach, bream, tench, carp, and every other conceivable species of fresh-water fish. It is curious that such a large area of water should now be called a pond, not a lake ; but in olden times it was named Colsgrimcsmere, and it was not till about 200 years ago that t...
RETICENCE TOWARDS PATIENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 27 November 1907
' RETICENCE TOWARDS PA- V TIENTS. ? .,.-?? = The Increasingly sclent!flc charccter , at ? . medicine is Imparting, year by year, » greater amount of certsioty tojfcs ^pre; dictions; and just In proportion (« '=aclir certainty Is attainable will '-'fee ttie urgency of tbe duty of not Concealing ., from the. patient any ; fact* stout fate '? condition a knowledge of .which may b« : - essential for his' guidance. ? There wBI always be abundant room for the exer cise of discretion.— 't«noet.' j.
PRINCE OF OBSTRUCTIONISTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 27 November 1907
PRINCE OF OBSTRUCTIONISTS. Sir Frtdc-rick Banbury Is ihe- frost ]»-:f:e2t obr ti uctipnist . i\hc has cvsr talked out a Bill: in comparison with t.'ni'Mr r:gfav \-:as a clumsy blun'e'en Aliho'jgn he talks leisurely ion every subject, he Is neyer-.tiresome arid never tired. He always looks fresh and keen; even his clothes have a crnstan-. air of elegance without any sng^e-tion of dandyism; and his hat is as smart as ~. if he had got a new ope on every weoSr. '. Strange, to -say, he is not unpop-lar. Even Radicals In a hurry, although thej-. ' '^ ? . dislike obstruction, bear no Ill-x ill o th* : obstrnctlontet— 'British WeeVly.'
POISONED THROUGH THE SKIN. EXTRAORDINARY DEATH FROM CARBOLIC ACID. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 27 November 1907
POISONED THROUGH THE SKIN. EXTRAORDINARY DEATH FROM CARBOLIC ACED. An extraordinary case of death from poisoning by absorption through the skin came to light at an Inquest at Canning Town on 16th September, on Charles Duncan McMurchy. On the Thunday previous the man was found- In an unconscious condition -n the street, and during the night he vomited carbolic add. He was found to be prac tically In a carbolic fomentation, the lower pare oi nis ooay msing wiuraim with the acid. In reply to the doctor1* questions, he said: — 'When I left work I put a quart bottle of carbolic add In my pocket. The B'asfl' was very thin and It broke on the way . . to Canning -Town. I wiped the carbolic . acid oft my body with a handkerchief, : . ' which I threw, away. I remember getting '. out of a motor-omnlbue, : but nothinfx'-j ; , elBei'': ' ' ' ? ': '. ' ? ??-:'.- :''Z':.' ' ' ? . - ?The doctor saia that the man's omai-. , ... ; -. itlpn was consistent with his story,;: rJBiji - - 'acid had :been' ...
IN CIVILISATION. WILL THE TROPICS LEAD? [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 27 November 1907
IN CIVILISATION. WILL THE THOPICS £EAI-? The ruling races and nations of the -earth to-day «rjB unquestionably those which inhabit the temperate zones. As for back as human his tory is recorded this has always been so, relatively if not absolutely. Such apparent exceptions as the ancient civilisations of the Euph rates and the Nile and their succes sors on the northern shores of the MediternrfiRAn ara -%it.finr nnf rnn.1 nr are susceptible of a special' explana tion. It is plain to all careful stu dents, for example, that the growth of civilisation in ancient Egypt' was the - result of isolation rather than of climate. The Egyptian empire fell as soon as the stronger northern races could get to it. Yet the obviously superior produc tivity of tropical soils, and what may be called 'the attraction of the' sun' to certain temperaments of the north, have given rise to many prophecies of days to come when the lands where there is no winter would contain the seats whence all the rest of t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 27 November 1907
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DROWNED IN THE RHINE. A DUSSELDORF TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 27 November 1907
DROWNED* IN THE RHINE. A DUSSELDORF TRAGEDY. An extraordinary accident (writes th correspondent of the ' Dally Mail' or -th September), has -occurred on th Rhine, just above Dus-el qorf . The s'-om tug Diana, travelling op-stream, and passing a number . of birge3 heavily laden and drawn down-stieam by n larger vessel steaming . at full Speed, rniiirht Its screw In the tow rope be tween the barges ana the larger tin The Diana was whirled round with te - rlble force and sank., .wlthlii thirty seconds with all- on hoard, being drown sideways under the water. The captain, his wife, the pilot, a sailor. *n engineer, a stoker, two other women, and eight children, sixteen per sons in 'all, went-down. ? .-?', .' . Nothing conia be more fallacious than tbe widespread belief in our national tolerance of different religions systems; there Is no .subject on which the aver nge Englishman waxes more 'eloquent or vrttb greater Bitterness than on the superiority of his own pet creed totbose or othe...
IN SPORTING ENGLAND. THE THREE BEST SHOTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 27 November 1907
IN SPORTING ENGLAND. THE THREE BEST SHOTS. At this season of tbe year skiii w«« a fowling piece Is of more Importance than ability to make a big score with a rifle. In Society, at least. It Is so. The three best shots* among partridge8, pheasants, or grouse are Lord Walslng ham, Lord De Grey, and the Prince of Wales. They are all first-class shots, and if there be any difference fn the degree of their skill, as to which there are some variances of opinion among their friends who shoot with them frequently. ona tnereiore Know — buiuc uuc m ?.**«= three shooting.better or -worse on cer tain days— aB a rule, the three named mlgut by striking an average be brac keted equal. However, there Is a degree of differ ence in the shooting ability of two of the three sportsmen, and weighing all the pros and cons of style, quickness, nerve, eye, and— most Important of all— the individual results In the number of birds brought to grass, It Is admitted (hat the order of merit as shot-gun shots, can...
A ONCE POPULAR COMPOSER. BLIND AND POVERTY STRICKEN [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 27 November 1907
A. ONCE POPU1AR COMPOSER. BUND AND POVKRTY STRICKEN 'The .Daily Chronicle reports:— A pathetic story of the writer of many of the popular songs of twenty years ago, reduced to tho gutter, to use his own words, was told at Bow street Police Court yesterday (16th Septemlrtjr). Tom Maguire and Frances, his wife, were charged before Sir Albert de Rutzcn with obstructing the footway. The man was blind, and had to be led into the dock. A constable stated that at 6.30 on Monday, he ? was. engaged outside' Drury Lane Theatre when ho noticed Maguire and his wife on the other side of the street. The man was playing a concertina, and the con stable told him he could not bo allowed to do that. According^ to tho constable, a few minutes Inter llaguirc left off play ing, and with his wife went across the rond and tried to sell books of songs to the people waiting to go into tho theatre. The constable told them they must stand off' the fopt way. The woman got excited, and it became necessary to ar...