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LITERATURE. TRAVELS IN CENTRAL AFRICA.* [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
.TRAYVELS IN CENTRAL AFRICA.* The unexplored country between Lake Victoria and Lake Kiwu,.in Central Africa, was the scene of a special German expe dition, under the Duke of Mecklenburg, in 1907-8. The experiences then obtained of th'e tropical forests on the banks of the Artiwimi and Congo rivers were of a nature which justified a second endeavor to reveal the hidden secrets of Nature. With this purpose in view, arrangements were made under the same leadership foir another jour ney, wherein the flora and fauna of the country north of these forests would re ceive attention. The record fills two port. ly volumes, enriched with photographic il lustrations and special drawings contribu ted by the artist accompanying.the expc dition. Though not written in a specially attractive Imanner, there is an abundance of 'material which may be classed as in structive and interesting. The original intention was that the main party should proceed up the Congo and Ubangi rivers, and spend some time ...
LITERARY GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
LITERARY GOSSIP. In '"The Custom of the Country," Mrs. Edith WVharton. one of the best lknown of trans-Atlantic writers, has given a pitiless exposure -of the condition of American §,eiety. She has found material for sc?ith inr comment in the supreme Kmpnrtance attached to material jjrospe~ity, in the absence of filial reverence, and in thile fadcility 'of divorce, which rendelfs 'the marriage tie a nullity, and almost gives a practical sanction to the principle of free love. It is quite possible that Undine Spragg may be considered an e.xtreme ex ample of American oharacteristics in this respect. But there is ample illustration afforded in actual life to show the ex istence of the evils which come under the lash of Ithe satirist, and to redeem the portrayal from the reproach of inartistic exaggeration. The 'heroine is animated from the very beginning with the am bitious desire of making the most of her physical attributes. :She is the daughter of parents whom she has made absolutel...
HEAVY GALES IN ATLANTIC. INTENSE COLD IN NEW YORK. NEW YORK, 15th January. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
HEAVY CA[ES IN ATLANTIC. INTENSE COLD IN NEW YORK. NEW YORIK, 15th January. The severe, gales along' the Atlantic ccat; wvhich commenced.a few: days ago, have not yet abated. Terrific snow storms have also occurred at sea. TIllc temperature ii New York fell be low zero, and nine deaths are reported.: to have been due directly or indirectly to the severe wecather. Many fishing ' schoquers have . been wreched on the Massachusetts coast, though the loss" of life has been light. The cold weather is tlhe most intense eve- experienced in New York.
GERMAN COLONIAL POLICY. SOME CANDID CRITICISMS. LONDON, 14th January. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
CERMAN COLONIAL POLICY. SOME CANDID CRITICISMS. LONDON, 14th January. Lord Milner, formerly Goveinor-uGeneral of South Africa, presided at a meeting of the Royal Colbnai Institute last eveiung, when.a paper upon German Colonial Pohlcy was.read uy Protessor Bonn, of 1Muuich. In introducing the lecturer, Lord Miner said the 'manufacturing countries in the temperate zorie were increasingly depen dent upon the tropics. The naLon wmlch best promioted the ivelfare of its subject peoples would in the dnd prore the most successful. l'roxessor Bonn said that Germany spent only £70,000,000 upon her colonies during the past twelve years, and had merely scratched the surface of the real problem. The chartered companies had failed owing to their 'ludicrously small capital. The dif ficuity had Oeen toe necessity of developing Germany at the same time as her colo nies. The German peasant, was not an ideal settler for Africa, which wvanted men with capital and the capacity for manag ing natives. Pr...
LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS. The following is a list of .nllclaimed-letters lying at tihe Departmient of Lands and Survey Advcr tising and Intelligence Bureau, 555 FIlindera street: - Abbott, Claude; Allan, James; Alms, Mrs.; Andrcvs, Chas. Andrews, Ernest; Appleby, Miss Maiud; Atkinson, HIarry; Austin; Carl; Austin, J. E.; AXstin;, Mabel. B. ?Bailey .Iichard; Bsaiforth, John C.; lhatnard, Lelie; Barrie, ..Rhpert E.;, Bait, L:; Begley, J.; Benticy, WnB.;eBrry, J. B.; Berry, W. I?; Binks, eo. E.: .Binnion, George; Blackford, Geo. II.; Blaine, Mr.; Bohlecll, Arthur; Bowling; Frank; Bray. I. W.; Brock, Horace, I.; Brewer, S. T.; Brown, J. P. Browning B. .; Buckle, P.; Bunn, E. W.; Burley, Chas.; Burtrn, S. A. C. Carter, Frank; Ca!ssells, T. H.; Chandler, Percy" S.: Cheese, J. . H.; Child, EIdgar; Clarke, L.; Cockman, Mrs. and Miss F. W.; .Collett, J.; Coles, S. IL.; Collins, Mrs.; Conlon, Mr.; Cooper, Mr.: Cornes, Alfred; Crawford, A.; Currell, Ben. jamin; Ctirrell, J. H. D. Dariing, W. ...
WORKMEN'S PALACE. UNION VENTURE IN LONDON. LONDON, 13th January. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
WORKME'S PALACE. UNION VENTURE IN LONDON. LONDON, 13th Januaryr. An association of 120 of the emaller trade unions proposes to expend £55,000, and in addition £6394 anuuahly, in the erection of a so-called Workmen's Palace in Drury land. The building will include a restaur ant, cinematograph and meeting halls. a palm court for emokers, a lounge and a luxurious billiard room. It is also proposed to supply provisions to st·rikesm ? cost price, instead of giving ihem strike pay, thus enabling the unions to save 3/2 in every 10/.
A SEVERE CYCLONE. SYDNEY, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
A SEVERE CYCLONE. SSYDNEY, Monday. TaJmivorth seems to be the centre of cyclonie activity, just now. Late this after :oon a thunder storni passed over the dis. trict and wlen the storrn had lasted seven minutes rain fell in torrents. Streets were flooded. The wid did considerable damage in the town. : Portion of Starifield's saw. mills was deposited on the railway line close by. Many outhouses were unroofed. Many farmers suffered great loss owing to buildings being blown down and fruit trees uprooted.
BREEDING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
BREEDING NOTES. SMr. R. Hannah, ithe well J'nown breeder of ·lydjsdale3 at Donald,lcft.-y the steamer Mooltan on Tuesday on a visit to Scotland. While in the land o' cakes he will make purchases for his stud. Mr. Hannah in forms us that his two imported Clydesdale mares both died foaling, but fortunateiy he' was alble to save one of the foals, which i. 'by that great Scottish sire Baron's Pride. The Donald breeder hopes to import some t..ing p-cialyallyvaluble in Clydesdales, and ..cing on the spot he should be able to se cure the iype of animal suitable for Vic torian requirements. "In reply to a question in this column as to the age at which lambs should be called hoggets," a correspondent says, "it is not so much a matter of age as of circunstances, but as a rule the niame hog gets should be given to lambs when they are from 10 to 12 months old., They are called hogets to distinguish them from the next year's lambs. For instance, when lanmbs drop in July, theni the previous year'...
GREAT FIRES IN NEW YORK. THOUSAND PERSONS HOMELESS. NEW YORK, 15th January. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
CREAT FIRES IN NEW YORKI THOUSAND .PERSONS: HOMELESS. NEW YORK; 15th Jaiiuary; Four great fires broke out yesterdain'. the poorer quarters of thlie city, and 1000 persons are homeless. : The firemen at firslt were unable to cope with the outbreak, owing to the water freezing in consequence of the intense cold which is being experienced in New York. The ruins of. the destroyed buildings .prer sent an extraordinary, spectacle, as icicles are hailging to the- charred beams arid rafters. . .-----
TWO WELL-BRED CLYDESDALE FOALS [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
TWO WELL-BRED CLYDESDALE rOAtLS The colt foal shown dherewith was born 130h May, 1913; sire, Baron of Buckl;vie (11,263); dam' Lady Freda (21,183), bred by the late Robert Chapmnan, of Gart CGosh, Sco&tland. old at Lanark, 11th October, 1913, to James Kilpatrick, Kiimarnock, for 520 guineas. The filly -foal Wvas born 25th April, 1913; sire Aipukwra (14,567), dam Heather Charm (26,193), also bred by M[r. Chapman and tjold to Mr. Kiilpatriok at Lanark on 14th October, 1913, ati 300 guineas. - .
FAMINE IN JAPAN. SUM OF £2,000,000 LOST. TOKIO, 14th January. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
- FAMINE IN JAPAN. SUM OF £2,000,000 LOST. TOKIO, 14th. January. In connection with the announcement that as the result of the famine in the HIokkaido and North-Eastern prefectures no fewer .than 9`00,000 people are in. a starving condition, it appears that hithert? the officials have hidden the extent of the famine, fearing the effect upon tihe Gov ernment's financial standing. The people are-so inured to conditions approachzng destitutioni that they..only complain. when they are faced with starvation. -Thie. real remedy for recuirririg famines is the culo tivation of rice on scientific principles. Tlihe sum of - £2,000,000 has been. lost throuffh the failure, of the present-rice crop. and the fisheries.
FARM MEMORANDA. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
OAWr -IEMORA4iUA. It is Tite'nded biy the" Wkter Commission to improve. the water. supply-for the Win-,. snera district, and tenders are being invited -·ji the construction' of two sections of the 'main eastern channel. This' is with the 'object' of improviri' the supply to the area served -from the Lake Lonsdale storage. '*1he two sections-one in the Laen division and the other in the Duiimtinkle--make a total of .16 miles, and necessitate the exca vation of 45,000 cubic yards of earth. The teacher of the State school at Dollar. in the Mirboo district, now gives instruction in milk testing as part of the work in agriculture, and the scholars dis Splay great interest in this branch of science.. Tests are made of any cows de sired free of charge, and in a dairying- dis trict the testing is a useful form of in struction to the scholars. Since 1st July, 10,918 tons of Victorian butter, valued at £1.21,,008, has been ex-. aorted for the oversea markets. Of this total 10,334 tons have be...
THEFT OF BANK NOTES. SUM OF £7000 INVOLVED. LONDON, 15th January. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
T•EFT OF BANK NOTES. -STUM O £7000 INVOLVED.~ , SLON)ON, 15th January. SThe trial was commcncd to-day 'of Walter Robson, who for many years held bhle position of cashier in the London office of the Commercial Bank of Australia, on the charge of having st6len £7000 iii bannk notes, the property of the bank. Accused, who pleaded guilty, accounted for £4500 of the mising .money. The. trial was adjourned till 10th Febru - ary to allow Robson an opportunity to fur- :1. nish an ec~ilanation regardiig .:the balance. of £2500.
AILMENTS OF STOCK. QUESTIONS UPON SPECIFIC CASES PROFESSIONALLY ANSWERED. BY MAW-MAH. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
AILMENTI OF STOCK!, - QUESTIONS UPON SPI.JI?O . ,SEIS PRIOFESSIONALLY ANSWE.'tELD. BY MAW-MAH. Ailment of Newly Calved Co?-PilPzzled. lUn. gowinnah.--The. cow is sufferin~ from gastric toxemia, either due to indigestion and decompo sition of. the foctal nmembraines (afthrbiilrtb), o throughl catirg sonec poisonous plant or tlie pres. .nice of a penetrating foreign body.:in the second stomach (honeycomb), such as a lmtpin, dlarmng ci.dle .or. wirc, .r&,. .Thle only satisfactory treat ment is to have the operation known as gaetro tomy performed, so that thIe objectionable matter could be removed through the cow's rode. Tihis, of course, is a dangerous and expensive: operation, and as a rule the patient is not valu aisle enough to t:ake e te tisk. The following powder given in a drench in a quart of warm wvater may gi\'ve some relief:-Sulphate of magnesiai, 1 lb.; powdered nux vonica,' 2 drachms; pownered ginger, 1 ox.; and 4 lb, of treacle. Rlepeat this drench in four days' ti...
HOME RULE BILL OPPOSITION OF ULSTER. LONDON, 15th January. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
HOME RULE BILL :,: OPPOSITION OF ULSTER . .: LONDON, 15th' January.'' M" r. Platt. secretaiy of the British league for the support of Ulster, states that he has enrolled 13,000 volunteers in England and Scotland; including tlthe commander of a battleship, five aviators and several Wiie less telegraphists. Mr. Platt has rxeeeived offers of help from lDractically all of the ..colonies. Lord. Claude .Iamilton. and a number of Peers.and members of the.. House of Com mons,. army and.- naval officers and scient ists have joined the committee of the league.
MINING MINING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
MINING NOTES Further exemplification of the desira bility of pursuing .a conservative policy based .upon sound busiriess lines in the administration of the affairs of mining .con-, cerns is afforded by the recent history of certain Victorian alluvial propositions. It is- -now-. apparent that the board, of a prominent company took an unduly optimistic view of the outlook, anid commenced! dividend paying at an earlier -'date. - than was- desirable in view of -possibilities. which have: lately become probabilities. A further indiscre. tiorn was committed in the matter of basing, distributions, on too high 'a scale. The im-. niediate effect of the pursuance of this .policy was twofold-operations at the mine itself were so pushed ahead in certain directions in .such a nmanner as to impose an undue : strain upon 'the producing sections, and values for scrip in the stock market we're inflated to a level unwarranted by the .facts, as they now appear. There is no reason to suppose that the d...
PANAMA EXHIBITION. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
PANAMA EXHIBITION. ,: WVhen. the questi6n of Australian reitepe sentation at Panama Exhibition was first mooted, th-e Fedci'al Government offei'ed to make a grant of £20.000 if an additional £60,000 were contributed by - the various States. The smaller States, howvver, wcre not inclined to incur any fiaan cial responsibility in connection with" thUe matter, and aio defiilit& scheme has y.et been e-olved. The Minister - for Exaernal Affairs had several inter views with the Panama commissioners who . were recently in Australia; and in the light of the information which he obtained.from them he stated on Tuesday that a fairly representative exhibition of . Alstraha's products would be.possible for an expendi-.. ture of between £40,000 and £50,000. Mr." Glynn added that there appeared to be an impressioi that it ivoulld be necessary to take a large section of floor' space for. a Commonwealth exhibit. That was ,.not so. Products of the same kind from whlichever ooihtry they came ...
VICTORIAN COAL. STATEMENT BY PREMIER. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
VICTORIAN COAL • STATEMENT BY PREM11I1,. It was announced by the Premier in tihe Essendon speech that the State Cabinet:i proposed, after reserving an area about Wonthaggi estimated to contain 21,000,000 -tons of coal, to consider the granting of leases to private companies over other areas. Mr.' J: i). Brown, M8inister of Mlines, stated that he 'was having a plan prepared showing the estimated coal re sources of the State, and this would be sub mitted to the Cabinet when it came to consider the advisability of granting the leases. The Premier . also intimated that the Cabinet, in considering the question of grauting the leases, would deter minc the safeguards to be provided to en GOLDEN PYREi, BENDIGO. T he accompanJyinfg longitudinal plan of the xu?derground workinRgs shows" the location of tile t~wo6 main slides or faults associated with the east back of the formnnntion in the Golden Pyke; watering the field and furtther testing it at a depth, he consideis that a ceintral shaft w...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
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CROSS BREEDING IN SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
CROSS BREEPNC IN SHEEP. Sii',-In a recent issue of "The ,Leader" there is an article, Sheep Crossing. Experiment. .Al though very interesting, it 'misses one point of value. In givinm·the iweighlt of wool, the Suffolk merino cross averaged 7 lb. 9 oz., while .the Lin coln-merino cross only averaged 8 .lb. 2 oz.,' nd brought (}d. per lb. more money.. Judging by those results, it is very evident that a specially Selected Suffolk ram was procured for the experi ment, and only a fair Lincoln. Had a typical Lincoln ram been used, imder time sanie condi tions, the Lincoln-nierino croaa would average at least 10 lb. of wool. It is a recognised fact that a typical Lincoln ram will cut almost double the weight of wool of a Suffolk rain. Experience has also proved over a large area of Australia that the Lincoln-merino is the most suitable where cross breeding is resorted to, and the Suffolk is a suitable ram 'to mate with that cross' to produce fat lambs for export. We do not want experiments...