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TOWN TRAFFIC CONTROL BRUSSELS AND ANTWERP [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

TOWN TRAFFIC CONTROL IItRUSSELS AND ANTWERP (By II. 11. Gordon, L.C.C., in "The Daily News and Leader") 'Th liopulation of the kingdom of I'lgilum numblers seven and a half milliins. It contains cities like Brus .-~l. Antwerp, Liege and Ghent, each v itlh "I world-wide reputation. One rtelnalis with surprise that all these ities and the rest of the kingdom let l\\'ten themn contain a population not more numerous than that of Greater London. Geography books declare that Brussels has over 600,000 inlhalitants. in reality the four square miles which constitute the city pro per are inhabited by less than 180,000 persons, which is only slightly in ex I.css of the population of the Metro politan Borough of Battersea. For politleal reasons, in order that the capitatl shall not become a serious rival to the State. it is divided into nine areas. each self-contained and completely independent. There are no visible boundaries. Even more curi ous is the case of Antwerp. Within the same city wal...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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GETTING MARRIED QUIETLY NEW IDEAS IN WEDDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

GEfTINI MARRIED QUIETLY NEW IDEAS IN WEDDINGS. Simplicity is to he the note struck in weddings taking place during 1914 (says "The Daily News and Leader"). Few "big" ceremonies, such as in past years, will be seen. Society brides and grooms are now all anxious to get married as quietly as possible, and with a mnlinimnlum of fuss. It will be noticed at all the really smart weddings this year that fewer guests will be present at the church. and that the number of brides maids and train-bearers will be very much curtailed. RE 'IEPTION BEFORE THE WVED DING. The giving of wedding presents, of course, will be as popular as ever, and so that all the relatives and friends of the happy couple may see these gifts a reception will be held at the bride's residence on the evening before the wedding day. But after with one or two near relatives, will return to the house to witness the de parture of the newly-wedded couple for their honeymoon. It is not on the count if expense that the big wedding...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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CARICATURES WILL DYSON'S PLAINT [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

CARICATURES WILL DYSON'S PLAINT \Mr Will Dyson. the cartoonist of The Daily Herald"-some of whose cartoons are the mnost vitriolic ap pearing in any paper-has made a plea for the liberation of our carica turists from the uncongenial task of being eternally bright and optimistic concerning the personal appearances of our Great Men. (says "Public Opi nion" ). This was the text of a lecture deliv ered by him to the Cambridge Univer sity Fabians: Caricature is an art possible only in the higher reaches of civilisation in which the horridest arbitranient of the tribal club no longer obtains . CLOSE SEASON FOR CARICATUR ISTS There is. of course, nlow an almost permanenon t close season for the pro tectit:n of the caricaturist. Ile is not to-day discouraged with stone axes. Ibut he is still far fronm knowing the amittouitlt of liberty and veneration due to his Ihigh otlice. Indeed, to-day the uiulolely Great, fearful of the Evil IEye of the caricaturist, are able to plrevent the caricature...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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"CHARLEY'S AUNT" CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

"C CHARLEY'S AUNT" CLUB "Charley's Aunt" came of age yester day, for it was the twenty-first anni versary of hel first production at the Court Theatre, on Decemlber 21, 1892, and tile actors andi actresses \who have pilayed in the wonderful farce in its re cord lrun net at the Criterion Restau rant last night to inaugurate the "Charley's .\uint'' Club (says "The Daily Express, December 22). There were six "Aunts" almollg the 150 members at the gathering, and the chair was takeni by Mr Branldon Thomas, the author, who app)eared to be in a veryl weak state of health, and had to be assisted to his chair. MrI- Stanley Cooke. who has been an "Au n t" 2500 tines. roposd tile author's health, anld tot somell allllltsillc stories about his experielees. '"I renminber the truth of the asser tion that Charleyl's Aunt is enough to make a cat laugh being forcibly illus trated to nme some years ago," he said. We were playing at Southport and I noticed it girl iin tlhe front row of tile stalls hol...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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IS CAGING CRUELTY? [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

IS CAiINi CRUELTY? M.r henry J. Fulljamnes, secretary of the Cage Birds League, writes to "The Express" as follows: "As my namne is mentioned ill your article of December 20 under the head ing 'Nor Iron Bars a Cage?' I beg to be allowed to say a few words in reply. In the article in question, as well as int the report of the interview with your representative. it is imputed to me that I deny to birds the power of thought, and you proceed to disagree with the suggestion. What I said inl the interview was that birds are doubt lss. able to remember in some degree. bilut as we ourselves understand the powers of recollection and anticipation. they have very little of the one and none of tthe other, and this is a somne wIhat different rway of putting it. "I have unlder tmy inullediate notice at the presentt time the case of two cock nightingales. One of these was alught ill : sluburban garden ill tile middlc of last April. I am not se foolish as to suggest that it likel beill ta ken from ...

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

UNSUCCESSFUL MEN "'riNuI inc dIecade a o1l.t Nander ing to and flo on the face of tropical Australia I saw the old order slowly changing," writes Bishop Frodsham in the "Cornhill." "It has not yet quite gone. but one by one the old hands are 'crossing the great divide'-to use their own metaphor with its faint aroma of the gumr-trees on the moun tain-ranges that once separated the colonists from their land of pastoral promise. The successful mlen die in their Southern homes-for, as a rule, these leave the North to build them selves mansions near Melbourne. or homes by one of the land-locked in lets of Sydney Cove. "The unsuccessful ones do as they have often done before. They start out alone on their last journey. The bupy world who follow their footsteps quickly forget the nlen who found and blazed the track. When they read in the papers that such and such an 'early citizen' died at the local hospI tal, or was found dead in his solitary camp. they remember for a while, and then agai...

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

PURE SEEDS There was an act to prohibit the adulteration of seeds passed in 1896. It war; a failure. Repealed in 1910 by the Seeds Act, 1910, there has been little if any improvement. Penalties are en acted for breaches of the law; they have been substantially a dead letter, and now agitation is going on for fur ther remedies. People do not seem to bother about penalties, although the law is broken probably a thousand times a day. Perhaps neither buyer nor seller know the law. Take, for in stance, the provisions that when seeds are sold in made-up packets the year in which the said seeds were grown will be clearly and indelibly marked on the outside of each packet (section 6). Take the next section, which provides that when you buy a shilling's worth of seeds the vendor must at time of sale, or within 7 days, give you an invoice containing the statements re quired by the Act. The penalties range up to £100, and many seedsmen must have rendered themselves liable there to, but no one ...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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THEOSOPHY MAKES PROGRESS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

THEOSOPHY MAKES PROiIRESS Over the site of the old house in Tavistock Square, where Charles Dickens lived for ten busy years, and where "Little Dorrit" and some part of "Bleak Hous," were penned, there is (says "The Westminster Gazette") now rising an imposing edifice which will constitute the new British headquar ters of theosophy. For some time the London centre of the Theosophical So-iety has been car ried on in two roomy old corner houses of Tavistock Square. administrative af fairs in one building and propaganda and publicity in another. Theosophy in this country is said to be developing very rapidly, however, and the neces sity of larger quarters had long been evident. A bold scheme was embarked upon. and a building which will ulti mately cost somewhere aboutt . t0l,00o is now in course of erection. The new headquarters of the Theoso phical Society in England and Wales will contain not only a spacious hall available for seating a thousand per sons and two small halls for mueet...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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RURAL EXODUS ANALYSIS OF CENSUS FIGURES [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

RURAL EXODUS ANALYSIS OF CENSUS FIGURES (By L. G. Chiozza Money). It was in 'The Daily News" a good many years ago that I first prominent ly directed attention to the late Mr Arthur W'ilson Fox's investigation of farm-workers' earnings, at a time when the subject was not fashionable. It amuses me to note that the same figures are now reproduced as a reve lation. I have also from time to time pointed out that while the rural exodus has been serious, it has been greatly ex aggerated. I now take the first oppor tunity of directing attention to the re sults of the Census of Occupations of 1911 in England and Wales as far as it relates to agriculture. The result will surprise many people, because so many poeple are ill-informed on the subject. A COMPARISON. 1901-1911. To come straight to the point, here are the figures revealed by the Census of male agricultural employment in England and Wales for 1901 and 1911 respectively. ENGLAND AND WALES ONLY-AGRICUL Fr'RAL E.1IPLOYMENT : 3IALES. In...

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CIGARETTE SMOKING A MENTAL DRUG. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

CIQ ARETTE SMlOKING A MENTAL DIRUG. A few days ago I was lul iLg an argoument, in which the question of the cigarette habit arose. For a while the pleasures and harm of such smo kitig were discussed, and then one said. "Well, my cigarettes are a great com fort to ite. I cannot do alnything w ith out them." .And antothter, an emninent medical man, answered. "Yes, they are a mild drug. Probably they will do you but little harm; but they translate action into thoughts of action. and thoughts of action into dreaming:' His words remained in my head and refused to be ousted. And now. as I sit down\ to write this, they have re turned to lie with greater force and clearer iniport than ever'. So ilmany of us are mental cigarette fiends! Do you untderstand what I mleanl? Not that we actually smoke cigarettes, but that so many practise some method or antother of "translat ing action into thoughts of action. and thoughts of action into dreams." and of finding a comlfort-a drugged, un healthy co...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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ARCTIC PERILS MISSING EXPEDITION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

ARCTIC PERILS MISSING EXPEDITION. Anxiety for the safety of Captain Bartlett and his party, who are adrift in the Polar pack ice, separated from IMr Stefansson. who is on the mainland, is greatly stimulated because it is known by his intimates that Bartlett's ship, the Karluk, was worn out and condemned as a whaler before the ex pedition started (says the New York correspondent of "The Daily Tele graph," December 11). This statement will be questioned probably, but I have seen a letter to-day penned by Cap tain Bartlett himself, and never hither to published, severely indicting the old craft, and gravely questioning her fit ness for the work in hand. Writing from Nome. Alaska, to "The Daily Telegraph's" informant at Nev York, Captain Bartlett, who is a British subject, and was captain for Peary on his successful trip to the North Polo, says: "I only wish we had the Roosevelt (Peary's old ship). Then we coul do something. This boat, the Karluk, is a poor 'tooth.' She has no strength ...

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

IARDENER WANTED QUALIFICATION CONSIDERED A few days ago I saw a very attrac tive advertisement in "The Church Times," and I reproduce it so. that my readers may join in the wild rush that is sure to follow so tempting an offer (writes S.L.H., in "The Daily News") ~TANTED, GARDENER, gentleman by 1 birth and education. No salary. Board and lodging in return. Must do own room.: Steady. Age under 30.. Excellent-reterences. In order to prevent disappoint I think the advertiser should. explain clearly: all that is meant by thephrase 'geintle man by birth and education," as some applicants for -this remarkably good thing might be able to pass the test in regard to gentle birth and :then fail owing to insufficient education.- On the other hand, a man might have know ledge and skill in all learning and wis dom, and yet be-merely the deplorable product of the loner middle-classes." Let us, therefore;, ry to discover the meaning of.the phrase "a:gentleman by birth." Selden; -in .his "Titles of...

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EXPLORER READS BROWNING [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

E.-l'1A)REH: RI'ADIS 1BROWNIN(~ At the tv.' Itt sale ' a wil at l'rtvxa ing H-ail the i-t55iivii' t orris u telics avivr for t hr s t~ nle,. ,.il e\ hibhitonl fir hai iii iii. ii' Wctt-'er cvfltly r-'putrt.', t. s '' "FloShip' 'p jouittal vi ill ia. a -iii 'ahltimviii b\' at Sutllittt Iiu t L fitr'v.a iitVt ft .Iiv'suth an t 55 apev~. t.,.=.i:. 113 nthy Vohtiti at ti-a'v tr'`iS' nt ents i liili x:1 Sutr lxet'st tShaclkleton s constant t,.ýss,-ssit iaotf tbil lIa'w ittugll Stitile lenttt. it lttat .jtt tuea tt is=' tedl ti thie explorer recently.

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THE LUCKY SNEEZE KING OF SOTTO VOCE [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

THE LUCKY SNEEZE KING OF SOlTT VOCtE (Fromn "The Westminster Gazette") A king f,. Sotto \oce once had the misfortune to offend a wizard of his ac.lunin t.nee, with tli result that he was visited with the Curse ot the Six Caitegorics. This was quite as big a tliini as it looks,. tr it nicant that six aitonpts wo-,li e mllale upon the king1s PeZoli by a specially chosen demon. At the nirs[ atelmt the king w olld lose his rigit hand; at the sec ndl. his arm; third, his left hand: four-th, his left tarm; isth, his right leg; and last, his left leg. The king, having had sonme experi ence of wtizards lnd their pet curses knew that hiis only chance was to make the demon-in-charge aim his shafts crookedly. This can done by a smart mortal, but it is necessary to de cide upon a plan quickly, for demons are always very keen to begin their work. They are, honever, not al lowed to aim until they have sent a letter to their intended victims; that is one of the laws relating to curses which you wi...

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MONEY=LENDERS' GRIP [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

MONEY=LENDERS' GRIP The troubles of a borrowe~r in the hands of money-lenders wert related when Frederick Knowles, 44. coltner cial traveller, of Roman Lea. Cook hamn-on-Thames, ewasceharged at tary lebone with embezzling the tmotneay of his employers (says "The Daily Mail ). Knowles's salary, it was said. was £2 a week, with commissiont, 'ndi .t sea son ticket. His wife, a scho.l' teacher, was earning 30/ a week, and th,:" I!;t'l no children. When arrces'e he handed the detective a list of his de falcations, amounting to £193 . The prisoner now said that tile money was taken to meet the instal ments due to three money-luedc~e The trouble arose when lie tlk ;a house at Maidenhead five yea.'s ago. He then owed £50, and went to the money-lenders to prevent !,i, goods from being seized. "Of couirse. I ,i. to pay very heavy interest, and wihen. the instalments became due i could not meet them. I had my lmother to support as well." l- He cried as hie said this, and then broke down. "I ha...

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SHIPBUILDING RECORD [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

SHlPBUILDiNti RECORD .\ aorl i' record is establishcd hb Ole <'lyde shipbui!ding returns for the year. which were published yesterdaY tsays "The Daily Express" December Th1, total is 76T,000 tonls, which i 1 0,0n0i tons better than last "ear. TIle \ essels !:lunched include the Cunard uner .\,luitania, of 50,000 tons, a!d several hattleships, cruisers, and dc Stroy er's. Me.ssrs. tus?el Iandl Comlpany, of Port Glasgow, launIched the largest amount of tonnage -- S6.000, and \lessrs. Johia Brown and Company, of Slydb:l1.k, comne rnext with 53,000. Messrs. Brown and the IFairfield Con pany, Govan, both turned out machin ery exceeding 200,000 horse-?ower. .: .. ...·· , .

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

NMSHUSIH (iBy A. M. Wilson, in "Westminster Gazette."') "[ am smlail 1and of no reputation." -ps. exix. Ill. oosllushl was aboutlt ten when first we t meel:i' aware of him. tie was rather deaf, as his name implies, half fed. and never even half-clad. His lack of garmlents did not trouble him at all. howeverC , :and ill cold weather 11I flung an ancient sheep-skin over his brown sitoulers, and fastened it act'5si his chest with a huge pin made from thll spol'et of anl old umbrella. elteerly covered iwith heads. In sum tler" thle South African "herds" start out at dawnll. alnld spend tile long blaz inF tda"y ill the comlpany of their browsing 1a1sts far from hllmalan hatiN tations. Their aInimals need little at tention. a:1li the "herds" get together and play games after the manner of ,o'ys all the "world over. They are adepts. too, at modelling with the soft clay fo-uld ilonllg the river beds. Tile ox. the shp. and tile goat are reprodlucd ill in.endless array, and sometimles 1 hil's...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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UTOPIANS DIFFICULT TO FACE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

UTOPIANS DIFFICULT TO FACE. The building of Utopias has been a favorIte recreation for imaginative men, writes the Editor of "The Irish Homestead." We do not believe that Plato's iRepublic was by any means the first attempt to imagine what the ideal human community would be like. We have not the slightest doubt that all the buried civilisations were so dis agreeable to the people who lived. In them that before they perished through self-generated diseases, philosophers or Philozophicules were preaching ideals, wise or foolish, to all the discontented who would listen to them. AN IMPLICIT BELIEF. Our own age has been prolific in the manufacture- of Utopias. William Morris tried his hand at it. So did iMr Wells. So did Edward Bellamy and a score of others.. There is somewhere. implitit in the human spirit a. beliefin the perfectiblity of mankind.:All re-: formers appeal to that spirit. Politi cians exploit it., Every great measure of recent years which we can remem ber his been prefac...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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FILMS ABLAZE FIRE DAMAGE £8000. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

FILMS ABLAZE FIRE DAMAGE £S000. A serious tire broke out about 9.15 this morning at Messrs Pathe Freres, Limited, St. James-court, WVardour street (says "'The Westminster Gazette" of December 71). Tie fire resulted in the destruction of many thousands of feet of tillms and other property. The alarm was raised at 9. 2, and the firemen, who were called by tele phone exchange to "a cinllenatograllh factory alight in St. Ann's-court, Soho," found, when they arrived in rapid succession from Great Marl borough street, Scotland Yard. Hol born, Westmlinster. Southwark, WVaterloo road, and \Vwhitefriars, that a very serious task was in front of them. A "district call" was immediately telephoned to the \Winclhcster House headquarters, Southw0.ark Bridge road, and Mr S. G. Gatmble. the Sec ond Otlicer (who is itn charge of the brigade in the absence of Lieutenant Sladenl. lt.N.). at once despatched 18 steamners ianld Imotor pumps, long lad dera. ndllll 10t tireien to tie scenee. A gtreat crowd...

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WORKERS IN MINES ACCIDENT DEATH RATE DECLINED. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 February 1914

WORKERS IN MINES ACCIDENT DEATH RATE DE CLINED. A report of the Chief Isspector :of MIines issued by the Honie Office.deals with labor in the mines in the year 1912 (says "The Daily News.") The number of .persons employed in, mines and quarries in the United King dom in 1912 compared with the previous year were as follows:- Iinreise or Persons. Decrtase. Mines.. .. 1 1 o -910 Quarries ....... 9. Total ...... ..1,197,035 +1 -7,934, Of the persons employed at ..mines 895.4S5 worked underground, and of the 221,663 persons working overground 6662 were females. - In accidents in mines and quarries in 1912 there was a loss of 1394 lives, or a decrease of 13 fatalities compared with the previous year. "The gain in safety over. a long period of years," the report states, "is evi denced by the fact that, reckoning from the year 1851 to 1910, each quinquennial period (except that for 1906-10), show a steady decrease -in the loss of life per 1000 persons employed. The rate for five years endin...

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