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CLOSER SETTLEMENT. ROYAL COMMISSION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

CLOSER SETTLEMENT. - 4---·p--- ROYAL COMMISSIQN. Consideration has been given dur ing the last few days by the State Cabinet to the personnel of the Royal Commission which is to inquire into the question of closer settlement, :n connection with which the Cabinet has been furnished with a critical report by Mr. Thomson and Mr. Livingston, M 's.L.A., honorary Ministers, who were appointed a committee of ip quiry by the last 'Tatt Administra tion. It is expected that within the next few days the names will be an nounced, but at the public offices on Monday it was stated from an author itative source that Mr. Johnstone, M.L:A., member for Polwarth, had ac cepted the position of chairman. Al though those to be associated with Mr. Johnstone are not yet known, it is generally believed that the Com mission will include Mr. Merritt and Mr.: Rees, M 's.L.C., Mr. Argyle, Mr. Gordon, and Mr. Oman, M's.L.A. On New Year 's Day Sir William M' Kenzle drove the last spike in the Lake Superior divisi...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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THE BOY HERO. PIONEER'S LONELY GRAVE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

THE BOY HERO. -4----- PIONEER'S LONELY GRAVE. Coonamble (N.S.W.), Monday. An inquest was held to-day upon the body of Mrs. Bacon, the wife of a sleeper-cutter, who dropped dead while removing clothes from the line at her home in Pilliga scrub, at the Dead Man's Waterhole, on Saturday last. The husband, W. Bacon, was miles away, and the eldest son was also absent, Mrs. Bacon having been left at home with the four younger children of her family of seven. The eldest of these children, a boy aged 101. years. it will be remembered, with the aid of his brother, S? years old, placed their little brother and sister in a box on wheels, and drag ged them to Erda Vale, a distance of six miles through the bush, with the thermometer registering over 100deg. in the shade. The husband did not hear of his wife's death until two days later. He was then 130 miles away, but he im mediately turned his horse's head homeward, and he covered the 130 miles in less than a day. The object of this long trip w...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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MELBOURNE WOOL MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

M,.-BOURNE WOOL MARKET. Goldsbrough, Mort and Co. offered on the 25tn . ebruary 1,UU0 bales, cllietly ouaments, bont greasy and scoured. A very firm mar?et was ex perienced for all greasy wools, prices ruling tronm par to 5 per cent. above the nighest rates of the season, but scoured descriptions sold somewhat inditterently. Gippsland wools sold included:-M. D. i-. ML'Connell's xb lbs lb.d, from Longford; and W.H./ 3leerlieu (Mr. \\ l. fiall), lambs lUu. New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co. Ltd. report:--n sales be ing resumed in the local market on b' ednesday, we brought Lorward a catalogue of some lu, U bales. Some good scoureds were included, but the selection as a whole was a miscellan eous one, being largely comprised of re-offerel wools and oddments. There was a good attendance of tine trade, competition froii all sections being keen, and prices generally for good wools from par to 5 per cent. dearer than at the close of the regular selling season, whilst medium and inf...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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GLIMPSE OF PAST ENGLISH WOMAN IN FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

GOLIMPSE OF PAST i ENGLISH WOMAN IN FRANCE. Madame Louis Latour touched a sub jcrt of peculiar interest to English women yesterday, when, in her French lecture at the Grafton Galleries, she dealt with the death of Henrietta of England, the Duchess of Orleans (says the "Westminster Gazette" of Novem ber 28). It was the most brilliant hour of her life when Louis XIV. sent her to Eng land as his ambassador to arrange the alliance. She was never forgiven for this by the Duke, her husband, and when she returned to France on June 24, 1670, not a single member of his family paid her the slightest attention. The Duchess was deeply chagrined. and she felt the affair much more deep ly when her husband surprised her at Versailles when she was talking poli tics with the King, and made a violent scene. She entered the Queen's apart ments after that incident, and it is re carded that Mlle, de Montpensier, who saw her, observed that she "thought she had seen a dead woman walking about with her fac...

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BEN JONSON AND JONATHAN WILD [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

BEN JONSON AND JONATHAN WILD An interesting feature in connection with the new Middlesex Guildhall at Westminster, opened last December by Prince Arthur of Connaught, is that some valuable county records were brought back into safe keeping in the new building. One of these tells the strange story of how Ben Jonson just managed to escape the capital penalty -- - .- lsP .-~ · ~ ,?,,,? ?? ,,? ? m '' ?a ,2?:" ?....?.. Apparently in 15S9 he fought a duel with a fellow-actor named Spencer and killed him. He escaped the gallows, but underwent a brief term of impri sonment, in the course of which he adopted the Catholic faith "on trust," but abjured it 12 years later. There are also many references in the records to Jonathan Wild. There's a, great art in accepting things as they are, and making the best of themn. A pleasant way of taking un pleasant things wviil carry one success fully over many a hard place.

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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STAGE BREAKAGES [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

STAGE BREAKAGES The hearing of the action brought by Mr John Ennis Lawson (of "Humanity" fame) against his wife for a declaration that he and not she was the real proprietor of the Cam berwell Empire. was continued before MIr Justice Neville yesterday (reports the "Daily News" of November 3). Mr Lawson agreed that the No. 2 company which played "The Devil's Sunday." in which his wife took the leading part, made a profit of £20 to £25 a week. And was not the popularity of these sketches of yours largely due to the leading lady, whom you have described as the "Sarah Bernhardt of the Halls?" --Certainly. It was not true that while he earned considerable sums he lived up to his income. He did not know if counsel was suggesting he was extravagant be cause on occasions he had given a potman sixpence to call a cab. (Laughter). A South African tour was mentioned and allowed £5 a night for breakages and IMr Lawson said he was paid £200 a week for himself and company. in "Humanity," in which ...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

ASSUANCE 00C. LTD, ESTD. 1782. FIRE. ACCIDENT. EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY. (OSSES PAID EXCEED '85,000,000, LoesoO by BUSH FIRES and by LIHNTHINO aru madb good by this Company. AGENTS WANTED. VICTORIAN 461 TO 471 BOURKE ST., OFFIC,: MELBOURNE. DALCITY & CO, LTD.. AGI?NTO. "I'11 gi ve one of you 'ooys sixpence to carry my bag to the station,' said a cross-eyed man. pausing before three ragged little fellows. "Which one, mister?" piped the boys, in chorus. "Youg" said the cross-eyed man. "WVhich one?" "You !" There was a pause. .Finally one lit tle fellow said: "Say, mister, close one eye an' look at the kid you want, will you ?" Most of us expect good work from others. Perhaps the fact that when we do get it we don't show that we ap preciate it is one reason why we are so often disappointed. TO NEWSPAPER PROPRIETORS. SECOND-HAND TYPE CASES (in Good Order), Lower and Upper. Double and Treble. For Sale, Cheap. COUNTRY PRESS CO-OPERATIVE CO. LTD, THE EXCHANGE, MELBOURNE. RUMP STEAK AS ...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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MELBOURNE HIDE AND SKIN MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

MELBOURNE HIDE AND SKIN MARKET. Younghusband. Row and Co. Pty. Ltd. report: Skins.-Supplies are far below buy ers' requirements, our catalogue only comprising S,000 skins, which met with most animated competition, with val ues for all descriptions in favour of the seller. Hides.-T?e brought forward a large and attractive catalogue of 1,200 hides to a full attendance of tanners and shippers. Competition from both sources was animated, and values generally wero %d dearer, the advance being most pronounced in kip and light-weights. Tallow.-Local manufacturers show ed more disposition to operate, and with shippers' limits unaltered, last week's rates for all descriptions were well maintained. Furs.-The quantity coming to hand is very small, all lots meeting with ready sale at last week's quotations. Rabbit Skins.-Best Gd to 7d. mixed 4'.d to 5d, kittens, does and inferior, 3d to 4d. Iares.-I/ to 2/. Fox Skins -First 60/ to 72/ per doz., medium 50/ to 60/, seconds 30/ to 45/, inferior 5/...

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MELBOURNE PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

MELBOURNE PRODUCE MARKET. The Gippsland and Northern Co operative Selling Co. Ltd. report: Wheat.-F.a.q. 3/9,1, medium and in ferior according to quality. Oats. Milling 1/10 to 1/10½, feed 1/9 to 1/9½ for best, 1/61 to 1/71- for me dium. Barley.-Choice English scarce 3/6, good 3/2 to 3/4, no inquiry for medium: Cape 1/11 to 2/4, according to quality. Maize.-The demand for this has fallen right away. The nom inal price is 3/9 to 3/10, but no busi ness is doing. Potatoes.-Fairly large quantities are now arriving, and the market is easier. Prime Carmans are now selling at £4, Brownells £4/5/ to £4/10/, medium and sun-affected lines lower. Onions.-These remain steady at £7/10/ for prime lines. Chaff. Heavy quantities continue to come forward, and the market is quiet. Prime oaten is selling at £3/2/6, and good at £3; but lower grades are very difficult to clear at prices ranging down to £2/12/6 to £2/15/. Barrow Bros. report:-Cheese.-We quote prime matured from Sd to S½d, semi-matured 6'...

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HOME RULE BILL. LIBERALS DEMAND BILL AS IT STANDS. London, February 24. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

HOME RULE BILL. LIBERALS DEMAND BILL AS IT STANDS, (Per Reuter.) London, February 24. A group of Liberal members, In cluding Mr. H-amar Greenwood, who visited Australia last year, and Mr. Eugene 1Vason, P.C., chairman of the Scottish Liberal members, who are irritated by the Prime Minister's of fer to modify the Home Rule Bill, have decided to take a definite line of action when Mr. B. G. Falle (U.) moves in the House of Commons to day a motion declaring it is impera tive the Government should immedi ately submit its proposed alterations to the bill. When air. Falle's motion is sub mitted, this section of the Liberal Party will move an amendment call ing upon the Government to pass the bill without amendment, and to take steps to protect the lives and property of the loyal majority.

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TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

TASMANIA. Quito a large number from these parts has visited the island State this summer, but in our advertising col umns the Government agent in Mel bourne hints that there is still room for more. To people who have not thought much about it, Tasmania seems a long way off--in fact, on the way to the South Pole-and it comes as a pleasant surprise to learn that a trip can be taken to the principal resorts for less than the cost of a ticket from Melbourne to Sydney or Adelaide. One scarcely realises that he can dine in Victoria and breakfast next morning in Launceston. For those in want of a real change, with excellent scenery and a pleasant cli mate, Tasmania fills the bill exactly; and it is no wonder that each suc ceeding year Is the record one for the `.'tight little island"' in the 'tourist traffic. At Coff's Harbour, Sydney, a car pet snake 6 feet long was killed, after it liad swallowed a cat. A female resident of Trafalgar kill ed a . snake near. the rail way-station there wit...

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STRIKE STATISTICS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

STRIKE ArATISTICS. Our Sydney correspondent has been studying figures of late and notes that Mr. Knibbs, the Commonwealth Sta tistician, has furnished some figures relating to the strikes which took place in 1913. The success-or other wist-of Labour rule in maintaining industrial peace is shown by the fact that the strikes in New South Wales numbered 134, involving the loss of 447,979 working days; whereas the number in all the other States toge ther was only 74, involving the loss of 1745.656 working days. The estimated loss in wages in New South Wales was £20S,46S, and in all the other States together it was £79,633, or con siderably less than half the loss which was experienced in the senior State alone. The loss to the community generally which was caused by these Interruptions cannot, of course, be de finitely stated; but it must have been very much greater than the loss of wages. The N.S.W. Statistician, Mr. Trivett, has compiled a return show ing that, in the last six and a h...

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STATE IMMIGRATION. POLICY FOR THE FUTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

STATE IMMIGRATION. PO.ICY FOR THE FUTURE. The Minister In charge of immigra tion, Mr. Hagelthorn, in making an announcement on Friday as to the State's future policy in securing land seekers, made it apparent that the position, as far as immigration is con cerned, is acute, and but little success is following the efforts of the State agents overseas. Mr. Hagelthorn said --"The necessity for taking steps to extend the field of our operations in immigration work, with a view to ob. taining increased numbers of persons eligible and qualified to undertake land settlement in Victoria, has now become a matter of great urgepey. Efforts in Great Britain to obtain this class of emigrant are now being -,ar ried out in a complete and exhaustive manner, counties and districts being systematically searched and worked for the purpose of personally meet ing and interviewing d:'sirable set tlers; but, notwithstanding this, it h r to be recognised that the land seekers are not by any means coming fo...

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AUSTRALIAN ART. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

AUSTRALIAN ART. Our Sydney correspondent writes: It is strange that administrators who profess to be devoured by zeal to encourage Australian industry" should so persistently go abroad for the pictures which they purchase for their public galleries. Men, like Ju lian Ashton, who are credited with knowing the difference between a good picture and an inferior one, de clare that Australian pictures of greater merit than those .which are periodically purchased by the trustees of the Art Gallery in Britain and France, and which could be obtained at much smaller cost, are systematic ally passed over, whilst merely medi ocre productions are purchased for exhibition. Mr. Carmichael has an nounced that he is prepared to Spend £1000 yearly in the purchase of Aus tralian pictures, and this seems to be a step In the right direction. But the statement which accompanies It is gall and wormwood to. Mr. Ashton and his brethren of the. brush, for -the rea son assigned for.. the ::expenditure is that...

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THE LICENSING ACT. BENCH SUSPECT PERJURY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

THE LICENSING ACT. BENCH SUSPECT PERJURY. At the Yarram Police Court last week, before Mr. Read Murphy, P.M., and Messrs. Blanc, Brennan, and Sweeney, J's.P., Mary Ellen Coleman, licensee of the Commercial Hotel, \Woodside, was proceeded against on charges of having her bar door open after hours, trading after hours, and allowing an unlawful game to be played. Inspector Fowler prosecuted, and Mr. B. P. Johnson appeared for the defendant. Patrick M' Guinness, a carrier at Woodside, said that a quarter to 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 29, he was in the bar parlour, and, just. be fore going to bed, he pulled out a dice box, and suggested a "shilling In" to the eight other men present. None of them seemed to favour the proposi tion, and, while he was still shaking the dice, It was snatched out of his hand, and he found the police were In the room. He did not say anS'thing, but went out, as he was frightened. Constable Corrie swore that Senior constable IIellwood, Constable Will man, and...

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MR. W. A. CULLINAN FAREWELLED. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

MR, W. A. CULLINAN FARE WELLED. -4"-- Mr. IV. A. Cullinan, who of late has been the popular manager of the Com mercial Bank at Heylield, who is leaving for Tatura, and who has made himself very mucn liked and respect ed, was entertained at the Heyvield MJechanics' Institute on Tuesday night, Cr. Allardyce, President of the 1Maffra Shire, occupying the chair. There wire about a hundred pre sent, and those speakers who were clients of the bank were quite unani Inous as to their appreciation of his conduct as manager, and of his uni form courtesy and businesslike apti tude. The chairman presented Mr. Cullinan with a valuable travelling bag and at purse of sovereigns on be half of the people of H-Leylield, and several of the influential men of the district voiced the general apprecia tion of all who had been brought into contact with Mr. Cullinan, either from a business or social point of view. Mr. Cullinan, In a feeling response. thanked all most heartily for the kind remarks which had...

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NORTHERN SCULPTOR DEVELOPMENT OF GENIUS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

NORTHERN SCULPTOR DEV\ELOP1iEN T OF GENIUS The works of one of the greatest Scandinavian sculpttuors is, still almost unrecognised in this counltry, says John Rivers in the "W'orld's W.ork." Stephan Sinding is not a young man. His life's work is hlehind him. He is famous in Scandlinavia, in Ge:rmnay, and in France. and waits only to be appreciated by the English-speaking world. Born in 1IS4. he has already celebrated his sixty-seventh birthday. His native place is Drontheim, on the n?ith i coast of Norway. It was at the age of tiwenty-six when most young artists, have already nmastered the technique of their art and a ie alrotldy well on tihe road to sue rtess or failure---that his eyes were first opened to the great gift nature had bestowed upon him. For a short timie hlie \wotrked in his father's house, but. finding little or n. fat 'ilities for studying in ihis native 'Wilntry, hle w\nt in 17.1 1t, erlin, where Ihel wa . received Is a pulil into tlý, studio of Professor Albert Wo...

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ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION PROF. DAVID INTERVIEWED. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION PROF. DAVID INTERVIEWED. Although Sir Ernest Shackleton's first ship will not leave England for the Antarctic for eight months (says "Tilhe Westminster Gazette"), the explorer has a vast amount of work to get through in arranging the details of the expedition. He has taken offices for the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedi tion off Regent street, and he was there early yesterday morning seeing callers and discussing plans. He stated to an interviewer that not only Mr Frank Wild, but Mr George Marston. will be included in the six who are to form the Trans-Continental party. The financial question was touched upon, and Sir Ernest. stating thlat £50,000 was the minimuftl cost,adnlitted that he already had that sunm, or there abouts. "But I could do with £60.000 or £70,000 in all," he added. "I shall not make a public appeal in the or dinary sense of the word. but if people like to send in subscriptions I shall, of course, be very glad to receive them." He would not di...

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CRIME IN SCOTLAND INCREASE REPORTED EXCESSIVE FINES DISCUSSED [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

CRIME IN SCOTLAND INCREASE REPORTED EXCESSIVE FINES DISCUSSED A report on the judicial statistics of Scotland for 1912 was issued yesterday (says "The Scotsman" for December 3). The Prison Commissioners, in a covering letter to the Secretary for Scotland, say: "We regret to have to report a gen eral increase in crime, which is most marked in assaults, theft, theft by housebreaking, indecency, and in minor crimes and offences, principally breach of peace and drunkenness. We again think it right to direct special attention to the large number of per solis committed to prison. in Scotland in default of payment of fines-viz.. 36,631, out of a total of 89,013 sen 'tenced to pay fines. From these fig ures it appears that in Scotland 41 per cent, of those sentenced to pay fines are admitted into prison in default of payment, but of these 11 per cent. pay part fines after admission, leaving 30 per cent. whro undergo entire sentence of imprisojnment in default. From the report on the judicia...

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THROUGH THE TELESCOPE MOON'S DISTANCE MEASURED. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

THROUGiH THE TELESCOPE MOON'S DISTANCE MEASURED. A learned professor, with nine letters after his name -has become a small boys' hero (says "The Daily Mail," of December 31). Professor H. H. Turner, D.Sc., D.C.L., F.R.S., Savilian Professor of Astronomy in the Unversity of Oxford, who yester day delivered his second lecture at the Royal Institution, -London, has caught the imaginationi of the small boy like a Jules Verne or a Stevenson. He has overcome the firmly rooted conviction of the young that all real professors must be dry, elderly, and grim, and that a lecture is a dull sort of thing. Professor Turner possesses the geni ality of abenevolent uncle. He under stands just what appeals to small boys and disguises his science in a delightful "'make up." Yesterday he was sur rounded by balloons, aeroplanes, kites, telescopes, and continuing his subject, "A Voyage in Space," he took his audi ence up towards the moon, which Is 240,000 miles away. But how do we know the moon is this d...

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