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TREASURE TROVE INQUEST SCHOOLBOY'S FIND OF £50. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

TREASURE TROVE INQUEST SCHOOLBOY'S FIND OF £50. The finding by two schoolboys of a hag of gold led to an inquest by the St. Helen's (Lancashire) coroner yes terday (says "The Daily Mail" of De cember 17) to determine whether the money, £51/10/. was treasure trove. Treasure trove is the legal expression for coin, bullion, gold or silver articles found hidden in the earth, for which no owner can be discovered. Evidence was given that on Thurs day morning, November 20. Reginald Thomas and his brother were crossing some waste land on the way to school, when they found the bag, made of calico, near some turf which appeared to have been pulled up recently. After givlng sovereigns each to three com panions, they took the bag home. Mrs Lievesley was attending their mother. who was ill. and she was counting out the sovereigns in the bedroom when Mrs Thomas exclaimed, "Stop a minute. You are exciting me." ,Mr Thomas came in and took possession of the money. The jury's verdict was that the mon...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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HIS OWN SON DISCOVERY OF POLICE SERGEANT [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

HIS OWN SON DISCOVERY OF POLICE SERGEANT Station Sergeant William Alfred Jones gave evidence at the Wands worth Coroner's Court yesterday (says "The Daily Express" of December 2). at the inquest on his little son, James Alfred Jones, aged eight, and told a pathetic story of the way he learned of the tragedy. He was on duty at Tooting Police Station when a boy came to him, and said a little boy had been run over by a motor-trailer in Mitcham road. He told the reserve man to go and see what it was. Shortly afterwards a policeman brought the body to the statfion, and the driver and two boy witnesses, from whom he took statements, came into the charge room. "I obtained a description for circu lation round the stations." said the sergeant. "I read it, and thought it was like my little Jimmy. I then went to the parade. I turned the cover back and found it was my son." The boy had been running between the engine and the trailer, and the coroner commented on the difficulty of intervening in...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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V.R.C. AUTUMN MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

V.R.C. AUTUMN MEETING. Now that we have arrived at the season of "fair autumnal skies, when earth's ripe treasures meet admiring eyes," there is a short truce in the never-ending friendly struggle between nature and man so far as rural indus tries are concerned. Work on the farm and station, though never at a stand still, yet affords a breathing space, and the annual pay-day, so far as rural producers are concerned, having ar rived, a longing eye is turned towards the metropolis. So as to allow that happy combination between business and pleasure which justifies a little un usal expenditure, the V.R.C. comes forward with its usual autumn pro gramme full of rich things for race horse owners and the public alike. Country visitors and town residents alike can, during that first week in March, throw care to the winds and forget for a while that there are such things as ever-wrangling Parliaments, industrial disputes, or any other of the thousand and one troubles that go to mar the peace...

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SHOOTING STORY FORMER CHORUS GIRL [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

SHOOTINfI STORY FORMER CHORUS GIRL "I shot and killed Marshall Field, Jun.." was the remarkable statement made to the Los Angeles (California) police by Mrs Vera Scott, wife of a Kansas City musician, who was ar rested on a charge of extorting £12,000 from rich residents of Pasadena and Los Angeles (says the New York corre spondent of "The Daily Mail"). After declaring that "all men are easy victims, and I have got money from them without any blackmail," the woman informed the authorities that he used to be known as "the mysteri ous and beautiful Vera Leroy, the French girl who was mentioned in con nection with the death of Miarshall Field, jun." Mr Field was aged 37. and was the heir to a fortune of £20.000,000 when ho died in the Mercy Hospital, Chicago, about five years ago, from the effects of bullet wounds which, according to the statements made by the family, were the result of an accident while he wvas examining a new revolver. Mrs Scott declares that she is an \Iierican and ...

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DR. MONTESSORI IN AMERICA [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

DI. MION'I?ESSORI IN AMERICA Dr. Maria Montessori, who has given her name to the new system for educating children, is at present in America (says "The Westminster Gazette" of January 2). She is no doubt pleased to find that there are nearly one hundred schools that have adopted the Montessori method in the United States, and that many pupil teachers have learnt her system. She lays particular stress on the physical improvement that comes from her me thod. Speaking of the Casa dei Bam bini at lome, she says:-"The most marvellous discovery was the physical improvement of these little children. Now. w\e never served food in the school. The little ones, all of whom live in their own home:, have half an hour's recess for luncheon, which they lake at home. Not a single child in the school was given medicine; there was no change of diet, but in almost every case a new vigor and health was shown by blood supply., weight, and stature. They looked like the children of wealthy parents living ...

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DR. RUSSELL WALLACE'S WILL [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

DR. RUSSELL WALLACE'S WILL Dr Alfred Russel Wallace, O.M., the eminent scientist and a co-worker with Darwin. who died on November 7, left estate of the gross value of £5S23, of which £2SS4 is net personalty (says "The Westminister Gazette"). Probate of Dr Wallace's will has been granted to the Public Trustee, the sole executor. He left all the medals pre sented to hint by scientific societies, the Insignia of the Order of Merit, his au tograph letters, medallions, family por traits. and the author's copy of each of his books to his widow, his daughter Violet Isabel Wallacc, and his son, William Greenwell Wallace, jointly, with remaineder to the survivor abso lutely. All his household effects he left to his wife for life, with remainder equally between his two children, and he left his residence, "Old Orchard," lBroadstone, Dorset, for the joint use of his wife and his said two children, and subject thereto, to follow his rest- duary estate. The residue of his property Dr "Wal lace ...

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DOMINIONS FLEET NEW ZEALAND'S SHARE [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

DOMINIONS FLEET NEW ZEALAND'S SHARE (By F. A. M'IZenzie in the "Daily Mail.") The New Zealand. the Dreadnought presented by the southern Dominion to the navy, has just returned home after a triumphant journey round the Empire. Everywhere, from Santiago to Sydney andl from Vanlcouver to (Cape Town, she has been enthusiastic ally welcomed, and everywhere re garded as a plelge of Imperial unity. Even while she was completing the last miles of her .l5,e000-mile voyage the land that paid for her adopted a naval policy which makes the gift of IDreadnoughts a thing of tile past. New Zealand this month determined to come into line with Australia, anld, in place of supporting the British Navy by gifts of nloney or ships, to have a navy of her own. What does this new departure por tend ? Is it a sign of weakening love of Empire? Is it an attempt to (escape resi,ponsibilities? These are lquestions which mainy interested in the future of oulr race are asking. There is ione Iian in ,ondon at pre...

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LAUDER IN PULPIT STORY OF "WEE PIT PONY" [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

LAUDER IN PULPIT STORY OF "WEE PIT PONY" Mr. Harry Lauder appeared in the pulpit at the Anerley Congregational Church, S.E., yesterday afternoon, and obtained an enthusiastic reception from a crowded congregation at a men's "open" meeting. It was a case of "house full" (says the "Daily News" of October 24). The famous comedian spoke on his pet subject, the treatment of pit ponies, and gave his audience a little personal history, dating back to the days when, as a lad, he drove a pony in a pit. his pony was a black one, with a long, shaggy mane. "Captain" was his name, and he was "a wee pony for work." One day, when Lauder was seated in the "hutch" which the pony was draw ing, the animal suddenly stopped and wheeled round, and immediately after wards several hundred tons of rock fell from the roof on to the spot where he would have been had the animal continued on its way, "It was through the pit pony that I am here to-day," he said, "and that is why the pit pony will always have my ...

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"SOULS UNDER DOMINATION" [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

"SOULS UNDER DO3iN1ATION" "I have come across men and women I in this neighborhood who are afraid to go to the church of their choice-: afraid to go to the church they love above all others-because their souls as well as their bodies are dominated by the will of their employers," deolased the Rev. Frank W. Collyer. Congrega tional Minister at Godalming, at a meeting of the West Surrey Free Church Counoil.

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AUSTRALIA'S CARNIVAL CUP DAY AT MELBOURNE [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

AUSTRALIA'S CARNIVAL CUP DAY AT MELBOURNE The great social season has arrived (writes the Rev. F. C. Spurr, in "The Christian World," December 18). Everybody who is anybody must now go to milliner, dressmaker, tailor, and bootmaker and henceforward, until the end of the season, appear in pub lic places with the great. Dinners, luncheons, "five o'clocks," balls, and every kind of reunion serve to assemble our new artistooracy. Go vernment House, of course, sets the pace and the fashion. It is the ambi tion of all who aspire to a place am ongst the chosen to be received at Government House. It is intensely interesting in a new country like this to watch the evolu tion of the aristocracy. The process is very rapid. That old idea about ten generations being necessary to make a gentleman has no counten ance in this part of the world. Ten years, or less, now suffice. QUESTION OF MONEY It is all a question of moneybags, and money is made with great ease and rapidity in Australia-at least b...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

WATSON'S NIOI SUPREME AMONG SCOTCH WHISKIES AGE AND QUALTY GUARANTEED. JAMtS WATSON & CL LT OWIVNE£. ýC rte. RoBUR TO 1IN V I NTORD PATENT S Obtained in Commonwealth and Else where for improved methods of Appli ances, Tools, etc., of any description Full Information, Costs, etc., sent on application to A.. 0. SACHSE, C.E. AUSTRALIAN WIDOWS' FUND BUILDINGS, Corner Collins and William Sts., MELBOURNE. Cheers and invigorates. Footman: "A newspaper reporter wishes to interview you, sir.' Great Man: "Did you not tell him I was hoarse-could scarcely speak?" Footman : "Certainly. sir. -But he as sured me he would only ask questions which you could answer with a nod or a shake of the head." Great Man: "Then tell him I have a stiff neck." * S

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ATHLETIC SPORTS FAILURES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

ATHLETIC SPORTS FAILURES. Our Melbourne correspondent writes -Attempts by American sports pro moters to exploit Australia sport loving people cannot be said to have been great successes. The basebailers' visit utterly failed in the object aimed at, viz., the introduction of the game as a rival to cricket. The pro moter, a Polish Jew, who with the Germans, Irishmen and Indians who made up the bulk of the team were hailed by Prime Minister Cook as Anglo-Saxons, pluckily spent a lot of money on the visit; but, nevertheless, the thing spelt failure. .We have just now finished an international sports carnival that has been an even worse failure. Two days on the Friendly Societies' Grounds proved a financial frost; and this was followed by a couple of Saturdays on the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where it was thought the previous losses would be recouped. Results were, however, still poorer, and I am afraid the Amateur Athletic Association, that spared neither time, money nor personal effort...

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NO BLACKLEGS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

NO BLACKLEGS. Our Sydney correspondent writes: So far as the Government is con cerned, the miners' lodges of the Newcastle district are to be left to the tender mercies of that particular school of m'edical '"ethics:-' which is represented by the British Medical Association. A deputation from the coaly city waited on the Acting Premier the other day to ask that the Government should import 25 medical men from England to attend to the requirements of the district. " What, Import 25 blackleg'?" cried the horri tied - Labour Minister. "Won't you allow the doctors to com bine?" he continued. "Yes," was the reply; " but they should not be allowed to impose on the public." Here, 'in a nutshell, is the ' crux'" of all industrial disputee. No one wishes to deny to others the right of legitimate combination; but everyone objects to be imposed upon, The charm which will prevent the power which. s .actuired by. combina tion from being.abused so. as to be come an instrument of imposition and co...

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OUR BOYS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

OUR BOYS. Our -Sydney correspondent writes: .le sel?uri nlul'tllg papeCr i.a en Lei t a Luielyt pica il o ellalt '"01 ou sO'' it pounts out, wilu great trutth .llat we are treatung tnlemt etry Onau uiy. \ e take aw\ay nteir half-holi uays in order that Uley may attend iariu, and thus,, as we lunuly imagine,. relleva our uoole sel?es or tnt duty ut providing tur tihe daetnce of our Ireal'tls ndllt nonies. But we make M1ce no conipenautiun. In bi.tain and oulner countries your coiutellporary al rilllms Mlere are gyninasluine, piayroIls ciuus, pulyteCIulCs, Ltenllns coIurts, and uoier social institutions for Ute sole nelleit 0o tlte yO.Lalbul males. Ali Ltese arlc WitnouL clhare. But th?ere iare aiso special btarding-nouses, ,illere tile lnecus of las away\\ tiol0 Ioillie are catered for. L It may be idoubted wnheller these facilities cover n?e wnoule grouiid, and it is clear tnal the British boy is denied the pleasure of obseqUlOusly tollowing the behelts of tne drill-sergeant in his ...

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The Great Montamor Case. CHAPTER XII. A Web of Intrigues. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

T he Groat Montarnor By ALICE M. DIEHL, Authores of "The Knave of Hearts," CHAPTER XII. A Web of Intrigues. As Gwendolen remained staring at that ring-speechless-the girl 'urned paler and paler; at least, her illy whiteness assumed a lividity wl;ich to anyone who loved her would have been alarming. bhey she was wondering, why had this gipsy woman-for she was con; etely unsuspicious that the fortune tller was a lady, masquerading seemed panic-struck when she looked at her hand? Was the awful story of the last year graven on her palm in those intricate lines which she had often exanmined, with speculation as to their real import? "What is wrong with my hand ?' she almost wailed. Gwendolen came to herself with a start. In an instant she had summnoned her self-possession. She shook her head doubtfully. "You must remove that ring-your be trothal ring, madam, is it not?-before I can read your future," she said, re suming her chanting tones and for eign accent. "That ring cries out to be c...

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PLOT TO BREAK PRISON GUARD INCREASED [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

PLOT TO BREAK PRISON GUARD INCREASED Sensational stories were current in Ihe week of an alleged plot to rescue Stinie Morrison from Parkhurst Prison, where he is serving a life sentence for the murder of Leon Beron on Clapham Common (states Lloyd's News, Novem ber 30). A stranger with a foreign accent is said to have intercepted one of the patrols outside the gaol, and to have inquired about Morrison's health and the position of his cell. The conversa tion was overheard by a superior offi cer on the other side of a hedge, and a report has been sent to the Home Office, while the night patrol outside the pris on has been doubled. Another story was that two warders saw Morrison put something into his mouth. It was seized, and was found to be a piece of chewed-up paper. Mor rison was promptly removed to another cell. and when the cell he had pre viously occupied was searched, pieces of brown paper were found, on which, it is stated, details were written of an elaborate plot to blow up a...

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COAL=MINE K.C. SPENT A YEAR UNDERGROUND [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

COAL=?IINE K.C. SPENT A YEAR UNDERGROUND Mr Leslie Scott, K.C., M.P., has often surprised both his colleagues at the Bar and litigants in coal-mine disputes with hia "inside knowledge." The secret of how he acquired it was revealed in the Court of Appeal on No vember 23, in a case concerning work in a South Wales colliery, when Lord Justice Vaughan Williams asked, after a clear and lucid argument by Mr Leslie Scott: "Have you ever been down a mine?" "I spent a year down one before I came to the Bar," replied Mr Scott. Later Mr Scott said to a representa tive of "The Daily Mail": "When I was reading for the Bar it struck me that a practical knowledge of collieries would be of value to me in my future career. I knew a number of colliery managers at Wigan, and with their permission I was able to enjoy a run of the mines. I have found the experi ence gained in that year useful on many occasions." One who knows Sir Scott well stated that as a young man he was always looking out for pract...

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POINTED REVOLVER BRAZILIAN METHODS IN LONDON. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

POINTED REVOLVER BRAZILIAN METHODS IN LONDON. A Brazilian subject named Julio Be zerra Cadelcati, 20, of 15 Pembridge square, Bayswater, was charged at West London Police Court writh assault ing Paparicoly Nicholas, a Greek mer chant, of 81 Lancaster road, by pre senting a revolver at him and also with being in possession of a revolver with out a license. The prosecutor stated that on Sunday evening (reports "The Daily Mail" of December 16) he and three friends were walking along Pembridge-square when the defendant, a stranger to them, pass ed. His friends were talking in Spanish, and the defendant made a remark to them in Spanish. Then when he had gone a short distance further he turned and, taking a revolver out of his hip pocket, pointed it at them, saying, 'Ching, ching," or something like that, added the witness laughing. The Clerk: What did you ,do?-Do! Why, we stood still with our hands up. That is done in some parts of the world. I believe?-Yes. I am a Greek. and in Greece, ...

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CHEAPENING CABLE RATES UNIFORM NATURALISATION LAW [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

CHEAPENING CABLE RATES t'NIFOILM NATURALISATION LAW Mr Herbert Samuel, the Postmaster General, was the principal speaker at the annual meeting of the British Em pire League, held yesterday afternoon at the Mansion House (states "The Daily News," December 1S). In the course of his speech Mr Samuel said that one measure which had long been proposed by the British Empire League was now being brought into fruition. lie referred to the ap proximation of a uniform naturalisa tion for all subjects of the British Em p!re-the enactment of the law which should provide with respect to naturali sation that a man who is a citizen any where in the British Empire should be a citizen everywhere in the British Fmn Ilire. \With the alpplroval of the Colonial Sec retary (Mr HIarcourt) he was able to inform them that the long consultations which had taken place ittween the Im perial Government and the Dominion Governments on this subject had now been completed. and that a Bill, whiclh would. so far as ...

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ROYAL HANDSHAKES KING DECORATES BRAVE MEN. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

ROYAL HANDSHAKES KING DECORATES BRAiVE M1N. No more pleasurable duty falls to King George's lot than that of confer ring decorations on those of his sub jects who have distinguished themselves by heroic deeds. He was again so occu pied on Tuesday at Buckinghamn Palace (says "Lloyd's Weekly," of De cemnber 21). For a very brave act the Albert Medal of the First Class was awarded to Henry Frederick Ewington. On July 1 a titter on the Metropolitan IRailway fell on a live electric rail at Aldersgate street station. He was unable to re lease himself, and his leg was being badly burned. The stationinaster shouted for a porter to fetch the in sulating rubber gloves, but while these were being fetched a train entered the station oni the same line. E\\ington jumped on to the perman ent way and pulled the man's leg clear of the rail. though lie received several shocks in doing so, and got the man be tween the two sets of rails. The danger was increased by the fact that another train was appro...

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