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How I was Saved. (By One of the Survivors of the Empress of Ireland.) [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
How I was Saved. •T" (Dy One of the Survivors of ttao Empress ol Ireland.) Mr. C. It. Clark, the sales mana ger for one of the best-known motor ear firms in London, wns one of the v survivors from the'wreck of the ill-fated Empress of Ireland. In the following article he graphically tells the story of the awful sensations he C-Xferieiiced - when the vessel sank and he was dragged into the whirl Pool of wreckage and bodies, being ultimately saved by the merest chance :— AN AWFUL AWAKENirrrf. About 2 o'clock I was awakened by the sound of the Empress' siren blowing, and almost immediately afterwards I distinctly heard two |answering notes, from another ship, which evidently was, the Storstad. I got out of bed and looked out of the window to see if it was foggy, but found that there was only a j slight mist on the water, and so got back to bed again. Two or three minutes afterwards 11 felt a bump, but it did not seem very severe, and I did not then get out of my bunk. A fen1 moments j ...
A NEW CARD GAME. "WOMEN ARE TRUMPS." [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
A NEW CARD GAME. -t WOMEN ARJE TRUMPS." [ The last word in card games is "Women Are Trumps" (says the "New York World). Have yon tried it ? No 1 Well, you will find it simple, absorbing, entertain ing, instructive. It is played with fifty-two cards, tlic same number as in the ordinary pack, but there all similitude ceases. Spades, hearts, clubs, and 'dia monds are dons away with ; into the discord with them go kings, knaves, and aces. Only the queens are left, and of theso are a plenty, for this is a suffrage game intended to advance the cause of votes for women; likewise the ex chequer of the same—price, one dol lar per pack. And who wants kings, to say no thing of idlo knaves, with their well-known pcrnicious habit of stealing from queens, in a strictly feminine pack. Mrs. ' J ohn King Van Rensselaer | hns mothered the new game ; Phila delphia is its birthplace. The lady is one of the foremost social leaders I of the Quaker City ; also an ardent, exponent of suffragism. Incident a...
The Best Letters. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
The Best Letters. A letter that shall be worth keep ing I or other than purely practical or sentimental reasons takes time— and that rarest of all kinds of time, leisure. It needs some mind and at loust a traction ol a heart. And, above 'all, two real human be ings, and two alone, ore essential. For the correspondence that anybody may rend is worth nobody's trouble. The best letters, therefore, nre those between two friends (friends, of 'course, who may also be brothers or mother and son), and probably the best of tlio best are those between friends of a different sex. That difference i i a kind of leaven. It is like a flicker of summer lightning in the quiet night. It adds the salt of unconscious . antagonism, the sweetness of a '\afHing sympathy. It is a thing, t f quite extraordinary rotent;:-lilies. And so long as love nods his small head over his arrows, and, for dreaming, for bears to shoot, all is ' u'ell. For love-letters are truly not let ters at all but lyrics in prose, or...
PIONEERS OF EMPIRE. A HERO OF EXPLORATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
PIONEERS OF EMPIRE. • ' - fr . A HERO OF EXPLORATION. • , Among the ninny men who have faced death to extend the bounds of Empire and human knowledge not one carried a stouter heart on a more perilous adventure than Dr. Kane when one May day in 1850 he turned his face to the Arctic wastes in search of the lost Sir John' Franklin. The ship that carried him ' was but a! tiny craft of 144 tons, with ii crew of eighteen men all told ; but she had. a well-tried "heart of oak," and' every man on board her proveti himself a hero", as the fol lowing story—one of the most ' amazing in'the history of' adven-. * ture—will prove. Probably no man was ever less equipped physically for the role of explorer 'than Elisha Kane. Small and frail ami racked by chronic rheumatism, he seemed much more fitted for an invalid's couch than for facing such hardships and perils us must fall to the lot of the man .who adventures into the .unknown. But his heart was as brave as his .. body was frail ; and already...
His Bed in His Pocket. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
His Bed in His Pocket. Property owners and house agents will regard with an unfriendly eye the wonderful inventions of Mr. T. | H. Holding, .'who will demonstrate in London shortly how he carries his bed in one pocket and his house in another. Chatting with the writer a few days ago, Mr. Hold ing, who is now in his seven.ieth year, and who has spent the greater port of his life under canvas, re marked that all a man needs to protect him from the weather is a 3"oi. silk tent—which he drew from his pocket, and, which was equipped with a sort of fishing rod pole and a set of twelve alu minium pegs. In this tent it is possible for two to sleep quite cosily, although it folds up into a package measuring only llin. by 4in., while among other Innumerable objects in the way of concentrated comfort Mr. Holding has invented pillows that weigh next to nothing and are blown up like cycle tyres, pots and pans that vanish when they are not wanted, toilet apparatus weigh ing only a few ounces, and...
A Wind-made Mountain. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
A Wind-made Mountain. * Earthquakes and volcanoes some times in a few seconds work havoc with the topography of a country, but the wind works more slowly in making changcs on the face of the earth. It has beon on one job at Cape Honry, Va., for unknown centuries, and while it has accom plished much, it does not seem to consider its work there completed, and promises to sticla to it for hun dreds of years longer, unless it chan ges its favourite routes of travel or the ocean currents theirs, or the hand of man intervenes. The work the wind has been doing at Capo Henry and of which it never tires, from the beach, perhaps a hundredth part of an inch a day, a small mountain of sand. -As the prevail ing winds at the Cape are north east, south-westward Hqs tho course of this sand mountain. In its path is a dense forest of sypress, pine, and beach trees, sheltering a" jungle of undergrowth, in which make their homo little black bears, an occa sional deer, foxes, raccoons, in numerable opos...
Gun-Running Profits. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
Gun-Running Profits. * — A few years ago Dr. A. Berger, an Orientnl traveller, stated that gun-running has been pursued with success for some time past in Egypt. lie had been assured cn good authority that in the event of an insurrection the Kgyptian natives would be found well armed with modern weapons, there being over '10,000 repeating rifles, with am munition, buried in a certain neigh bourhood. He declared that ships&lt; laden with arms were able to defy our cruisers hy aflirming that the cargoes were destined for Abyssinia. In India a considerable gun-run ning business has been carried on for years, nnd in 1910 it was discover ed at the Jlonghyr Railway Sta tion that what was supposed to be a parcel of walking-sticks was in reality a consignment of arms. ■ By i an ingenious contrivance the barrel of the gun was concealed in a i stick, ort the same principle as sword sticks, and, as .Monghyr is known throughout Bengal for its walking sticks, large consignments had been ...
A Mechanical Employment Bureau. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
IA Mechanical Employment Bureau. A mechanical device for bringing together' tho mnn and the job has ! been invented by a Californian. It I consists of an upright cabinet with a number of glass-covered cases, each of which shows a card with an inscription something like this : "Wanted—A Butcher. Wages, 3dol. & day. German preferred. References." Enough information is placed on the card, and visible through the glass, so that the applicant can tell if he can fill the requirements. If so he drops 2;"5c. in the slot, opens the cabinet, nn 1 takes out the card, which carries the address upon the | reverse. If he obtains the position, i he has paid only a quarter instead of the exorbitant fee demanded by some agencies, while if he is un successful he can get his money back by taking the card to the main of fice. Only one card for each job is placed in the cabinet, so there is no , crush at the door of the employer, which is a good thing for both par | ties. The machines are placed...
The German Way. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
The German Way. It is on astonishing fact that a blind man may drive a motor-car, -in the United Kingdom. Anyone who has a driving Uccncc, which can be obtained on the payment of Os. without any test of qualifica • tion, is entitled to drive a car who-' ther he is able to do so or not. The German method is in strong contrast to that of Britain. If a Herman wishes to drive a motor car he must first take out a one month's tuition licence, which per mits him to leaVn to drive. At the end of the month he is taken into the heart of a large city, and with an odiciul at his side is made to drive in and out of the traffic.'' One little slip, a slight hesitation in slowing up, and back he is put for another \ month of tuition. There are many cases in which even three . months' tuition is insisted on, and | there - are others in which licenses are' .refused altogether. The result of this is that the accident per centage in Berlin is only half that of . London.— Manchester Evening News."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
D.L. STEWART, SADDLER, Bridge Street Benalla, Manufactures all Descriptions of Harness on the Premises. BEST MATERIAL USED and &nbsp; SKILLED WORKMANSHIP. CITY PRICES. Horses Carefully Measured and Fitted for Collars, Heavy, Medium or Light. Orders taken for and Designed. &nbsp; Riding & Hunting Saddles. Best Riding Saddle on the market, from &nbsp; the Common Stork or Hunting Saddle to the best procurable Repairs to Collars or Harness or Riding Saddles a specialty. All Work entrusted to me will be executed with Neatness, Despatch, Good Workmanship, Best Materials &nbsp; &nbsp; and AT RIGHT PRICES. Address your Orders thus: D. L. Stewart, The SADDLER, BRIDGE - STREET, BENALLA. For Bronchial Coughs, take W'toils' Ore-it P. p'C-rmint Cure 1/b Notces. OUR FURNITURE CATALOGUE > »-„r i | | , iB|not a Cheap Book printed in Germany, got up to mislead you, but a Large Warehouse full of Up-to-date Goods, Marked in Plain Figures, Here you can...
TO OUR READERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 13 October 1914
10 OUR READERS. O The editor will caiefully [ciuse fl communications sent, whether tliey he in political, social, or other form, and they will be treated as strictly con fidential." All items must, however, be well authenticated, and from a reliable source. All communications will be acknowledged in the 'correspondence columns. Newspaper clippings are also accept able, and facts about people such as deaths, marriages, social events, etc,; in fact on all events, will be carefully read Rnd, if suitable, published. We wish to make this journal as in teresting as possible, and you may help us if you desire. Give us your opinions on the current topics of the day—they may prove of interest to our readers. Please write oii one side of the paper only
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 13 October 1914
Business Noticcs. HERBAL COUGIl BALSAM Has a bite with it which cute away youi cough as you swallow it. Pleasant to take, children do not refuse it. It has stood a test of 20 years. It ia steadily adding to its reputation. We receive orders from customers all over the country. It is always fresh and reliuble. It will do you good. VICTOR SAY, CHEMIST. BENALLA. p U B L I C NOT ICE J AS.. KENNY, Begs to notify the public that he h?s Purchased the _ CARRYING BUSINESS OF MR. A. A. WITHERS. Prompt an«l Careful Atteution given to all Orders Deliveries in Town or Country. O S O S O F" 7 For the Hands, IS a pure, genuine, Toilet preparation which removes all roughness and makes the hands perfectly smooth, soft and white. OSOSOFT is quickly applied, it soothing and nourishing, and is lasting in its effect. There are no chapped hands when OSOSOFT is used. It is invaluable foi keepiDg the hands pliant and flexible Mubicians praise it highly. ■ Price, 3/, posted, 8/5. MRS. DUDLEY, OsosoPT DKPOT,...
Court Fixtures for 1914. The following sittings of courts wil be held in this district during 1914:— Supreme Court. BENALLA— [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 13 October 1914
Court Fixtures for 1914. o The following sittings of courts wil be held in this district during 1914:— Supreme Court. BENALLA— Tuesday. October 20 BEECHWORTH Tuesday, November 24. SHEPPARTON— Tuesday, September 15 General Sessions. BENALLA— Tuesday, September 1 Wednesday November 4, ; BEECH WORTH— Tuesday, August 4 Thursday, October 1 WANGARATTA— Thursday, September 3 Thursday, December 3 County Court. BENALLA— Tuesday, September 1 Wednesday, November 4 BEECHWORTH— Tuesday. August 4 Thursday, October 1 BRIGHT— Ttfurfeday', November 26 CHILTERN—
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 13 October 1914
Ladies. ti&dies, is your health causing you flay anxiety, have you been disappointed in the non-appearance of baby, or an ^ou dreading an operation ? If worried from any of these causes we strongly advise you to consult the highly qualified lady representative of the "Natura" Health Co., Melbourne, 011 her next visit to BENaLI,A. She will be pleased to advise you regarding your health, and explain how good health tnay be restored to you by means of the wonderful "Natura" Home Treat ment, that has cured so many thousands of women and girls. The advice will cost you nothing, and m;iy save you years of suffering. The visit takes placi on TUESDAY, 27th OCTOBER, when the Co's representative may be seen al the Benalla Hotel from 10 lo 6.30. She will carry a full supply Df medicines. Meanwhile send 2d. postage for free Health Guide to Dept. BE1, "Natura" Health Co., 49 Elizabeth Street, Mel bourne. Only Address Violet Town Stock Sale. FRIDAY, ,16th OCT. ATTS, TURN BULL & CO...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 13 October 1914
OUR FURNITURE CATALOGUE is'not a Cheap Book printed in Germany, got up lo mislead you, but a 17 ' ' ' - Large Warehouse fuSl of Up-to-date i. Goods, Marked in Plain Figures. Here ybucan SEE the Goods aud Buy in Comfort. Our Stocks are now Bigger, Better and Cheaper than everi We are now showing a Large Assortment of the following Goods foi Winter use— ' • * Blankets, Eider Down Quilts, Carpets, Hearth Rugs, Bedside Heating* ling's, Stoves Fire (guards, Lamps, Lanterns^ Etc. These Goods are direct from the Manufacturers, and therefore can b„ sold at the Lowest Possible Price. All Furnishing Orders aie DELIVERED in our Own Vans FREE tc any part of tlfe District, as required. Before Furnishing, Don't Neglect to Call and See' i Vv, ' CHRIS. STOLZ, : :,fi, OO. . • » . - C 7'-' I ±- !t-.. •. . •• THE free: dbliyere^ j[ T •" •• • - • . i:: for Furniture,. Pia js, Organ*, or Sewing'^Machines; also ' rockery and Glassware, ; i ■■ NUfVN ST., BENALLA, and at Yarrawonga. OBBER YOlia SUIT BY MAI...
Wheat Ring in Melbourne. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 13 October 1914
Wheat Ring in Melbourne. By H. V. HAWKINri. It is n public scandal to^peimit a handful of men to~corner the mar ket for foodstuffs in a time like the present. The Government have spent a mint of money in advertis ing the resources of this grand coun try. Immigration has cos^ tens of thousands of pounds, and our kins men have arrived from all parts of the Kmpire, attracted by circular and public utterances of public men (including an M.L.C.), and written literature,sent to all nations. Yonng and old have thus been attracted. Homes have been purchased, thou sands of pounds have been invested in the building and construction of poultry plants. Yet, in face of these undeniable facts, a few wealthy individuals determine to rnle the prices of wheat, pollard, bran, etc., with the result that many enterpris ing young men and maidens have been seriously handicapped in mak ing both ends meet. It is high time some of the membtrs of the Upper House should make room for at least patriotic member...
THE Benalla Independent. POBLISHUD ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS "Stands close to all But leans on none." TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1914. Local and General News. Bowling Season. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 13 October 1914
THE Benalia Independent. POBLISHUD ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS ."Stands close to all But leans on none." TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1914. Local and General News. Bowling Season. The opening day of the Benalla Bowling Club has been fixed for Wednesday (to-morrow) at 3 p.m. Tatong-Moorn^a^ "Tolephorio. Mr P. J. Moloney, member, for ludi, is in receipt of a memo, from the Deputy P.M.G , which should be read with appreciative interest by the residents of the Moorngag district particularly. It reads " With reference to your represen tations in connection with a com munication presented by you from. Mr D. H. Coghill, Tatong, re specting the desirability of a tele phone line between that place and Moorngag, I beg to inform you it has been deoided to proceed with the work of erecting the line, and instructions are being issued ac cordingly." Generous Donation iMr George Blackburne, carpen ter, Benalla, has forwarded to the Wangaratta District Hospital a liberal donation of £20 53. An ac companying le...
"The Day." [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 13 October 1914
"The Day." This poem, by Henry Chappnell, who is employed at the Batli rail way station, created quite a furore in England •— You boasted The Day, nud you toasted The Day, ' And now The Day lias come. Blasphemer, braggart, and coward all, Little you reck of ihe numbing ball, The blasting shell, or the " white arms" fall As they sped poor humans home. You spied for The Day, you lied for The Day, • And woke the day's ret* soleen. Monster, who asked Gcd's aid divine, Then strewed His seas.with the ghastly tnive ; Not all the waters of the Rhine ' Can wash thy toul hands cle&n. You dreamed for The Day, you schemed for The Day ; Watch how The Day will go; Slaver of age and youth and prime (Defenceless slain for never a crimS), Thou art steeped iu blood as a hog in slime, False friend and cowardly foe. You have sown for The Day, you have grown for The Day ", Yours is the harvest red. Can you hear the groans and the awful crie.s? Can yotr'see the heap of slain that lies, And sightl...