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THE LAND OF TAXES. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 19 June 1914
THE LAND OF TAXES. Everything In Japan is taxed. There are stamps on all bank cheques, and when you pay your hill your receipt has a stamp. Every 'business is tax ed according to the amount of its vol ume, and every peddler, chauffeur, and jinriksha man. pays a license. There is a tax on medicines, on sake and liquors and on Japanese soy, the sauce which the people use with their food. All incomes pay taxes, and these grow with the amount of one's proper ty. There are about 8,000,000 famil ies in Japan, and all are expected to pay a certain percentage If they make more than £35 a year. There are, of course, taxes on lauds, which now run from 3 per cent, upward to. 17 per cent., according to the class of the land. There are inheritance taxes, mining taxes, taxes on stock exchan ges, and the issuo of bank-notes. There are customs duties on every thing imported, and there Is a special tax on travellers, ?whether they go by steamboat, steam train, or an electric car. This tax depends on...
JOHN LEE'S DREAM. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 19 June 1914
JOHN LEE'S DREAM. Sentenced to death for the murder of Emma Keyse, lady-in-waiting to the lato Queen Victoria, at Babbicombe, near Torquay, John Lee was brought out tor execution in Exeter Gaol on February 25, 1885. Overnight Lee had 'dreamt that three attemptB would be made to carry out the sentence, but that all threo would prove unsuccess ful, and his life be preserved. He re vealed thiB to Warder Bennett, who reported the circumstance to the go vernor of the prison. All possible pre caution was taken; but, nevertheless, Leo escaped the gallows. Everything having been made ready, Lee stood on the trap of the gallows, which had just recently "been erected. The signal was given, and Berry, tho executioner, pulled the lever-'but the trap refused to fall! The faces of alt present expressed be wilderment. Berry gave the lever an other feverish pull, and the warders on either side stamped upon the trap; but It would not move. Lee was then marched oft, with the cap still over his face, ...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 19 June 1914
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. ! . ; The Panama Canal, although not of (Icially opened, is already liein;; used by ships, ami watcrbonie tratiie is passing through the canal. Thus, .after ten years of labor ami at a cost of over SO,000,000 the Atlantic n;;-f Pacific are united by a waterway wit a a minimum depth of 11 feet. The ad vantages sained by countries upon the Pacific by the construction of the canal are or great v;'.lue, ami the shortening of many trade routes is of lnllnite importance to the world i:t general. in eelituvio:; past the Isthmus scut. Itlch galleons to ancient Spain, And later Do i.esseps the gold 01 France Poured out in her lap in tain. She seemed like a land of woe ami death, Accursed by an evil star, I 't ill the Yankee came, aiert and same, ! To shovel :iL Panama. | The WU.'I, is done and ilw'way is clear, As the long wet roa.'.i'v.ny tree b'-.ans oat and w^Us Atlantic surf To the blue 1^'c'ilie sea. cast their shore lines off, As the great loci; gates unbar, And a...
Solemn Truth. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 19 June 1914
. Solemn Truth. "My efforts to keep a diary con vince me of 0110 thing." "What's that?" "That there arc mighty few days in tho year on which a man does any thing really worth recording." Friendship can somotlmoa show Its strength as much by tho' readiness with which it accepts benefits as by tho freedom with which it gives them. It proves by this its confidence in the love of the other side. Life, upon tho whole, is much more pleasurable than painful, otherwise wo should not feel pain so Impatient ly when it comes.
Welter—10st. [?] [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 19 June 1914
Welter-lOst. 9lb». R, Mitcholl, Trafalgar. T. Cashen, Esscndon. E. .Tolly, Trafalgar. J, V. Clayton, Traralgon J. Prico, Trafalgar. T, McCrorcy, Trafalgar. J. Lennox, Thorpdale. Y. P. Oakley, H.M.A. Navy
HILL END. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 19 June 1914
HILL END. A largely attended meoting of rate payers was held at Hill End, 011 June 13th. Mr Robins presiding. Mr W.H. Burrngo reported that the Country Roads Board had promised to have the Sandy Creek route thor oughly investigated boforo dociding on any permanent route, from Traf algar to Hill End. Ho also gave a brief outline of tho presentation of the petition to the Board, saying it was never intended to prevent others from having any other route consid ered that they thought suitable. But every route would bo considered on its merits. Mr Burrage also com mented favorably on the courteous treatment received from the North Riding Councillors, to whom ho ex plained tho object of (fte potition. and who promised equitable treat ment regarding their proposal- Ho hoped ratepayers present would know how to treat those who were looking after their interests. The following resolntions wore carried. Cooper-Espio-That the report prasented by Mr Burrage be roceived and that his actions in r...
ODD THINGS IN [?]TURE [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 19 June 1914
ODD THINGS IN ^ \TURE Mitchell, mi '-0,1,1 in Xnturn" M>! th« nlii-nl lor. tit these present and was illustrated with u wealth of detail that sparkled with originality while displaying a oloso knowledge of liia subjoct. Dividing his subject into two Beo tions, he first dealt with the Ocean, showing its great dimensity and how it rapidly stretched from shallow lagoon to a dopth of nearly seven miles and ranging from the poles to tho equator. Mariners and others who havo al leged theoxistenco of Sea serpents may have had goad grounds for their beliefs, and in his opinion the aea aerpont was not wholly dno to rum and shattered nerves. Tho soa snakes in tho tropics and possibly in some of the old world saurian monsters to be found in various parts, tho Oar fish in Bass straits, some of which grow to 18 feet in longth, may provide a cluo to the gonuine sfca-ser pont. WhaleB were shown to have been originally land mammals, having taken to tho sea to make a living, as many of the land m...
POULTRY SHOW. SOME FINE EXHIBITS [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 19 June 1914
POULTRY SHOW. SOME FINK KXHIBITS Tho Trafalgar Poultry Society hold its second animal show on Wed nesday awl Thursday and wore fav ored with fair weather and good at tendances. It was generally expect ed that tho show this year would prove better in (many respects than laBt year, particularly regarding the quality of tho exhibits, and ao it. proved. Although tho entries did not exceed those of last year, tlio individual entries were greater and competition much keenor. Good judges of poultry considered that the show closely approaohod any in tho Metropolitan centres, as a big percentage of the birds showed ex ceptional quality. Local breeders wore well up in tho honorB, and considering that tho shows is yet in its infancy and Trafalgar is pracn ticnlly new to the poultry industry, the number of local prize-winners speaks creditably for tho district. Tho class for dogs was nn inno vation that commanded a good deal of attention, although entries wore not numerous. The intoreBt shown m...
Light—10 Stone. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 19 June 1914
Light-10 Stone. J. Courtney, Preston M. Mitchell, Trafalgar C. E. Swift, Drouin H. Chapman, Trafalgar. E. Jolly. Trafalgar. A. W. Dunn, Mitcham A. Reynolds, Brunswick H. Laudor, West Brunswick W. Haro, H.M.A. Navy T. Brown, H.M.A. Navy A. Cole, H.M.A, Navy. J. Brady, Melbourne A. Brown, Melbourno -Harper, Molbourne
Feather—9 Stone. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 19 June 1914
Feather-9 Stone. J. Courtney, Preston D. Davidson, Drouin J. H. Ashby, Warraguk R. S. Canoll Richmond B Lyall, Ncorim Junction. R. T. Bolls, Trafalgar, J. McLcod, Trafalgar R, Ashdown, H.M.A, Navy C. Fielder, H.M.A, fr&vy C. G, Walpole, H.M.A. Navy F. Brophy. Melbourno. T. R, Mac Jarvoy, Mtlbourno
Competitions. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 19 June 1914
Competlfciois. The Committee of management met on Friday evening last, when a number of additional ontries were re ceived and one rofused. Thn Com mittee undpr the ruins of the V.A. Association, having the right to \ re fuse any entry without assigning any ri-ason. It waa with great reluctanco de cided to abandon the weight lifting, owing to lack of ontriea, there being no competition worth mentioning. Another CIosb wan added to the Wrestling-that of Feather woight class. Mr J.L. Bailey, the wrestling Referee, pointing out the necessity for audi a class and saying he was sorry one was not included as some of the little fellows were a treat to watch. Althongh clever wrestlers liko Angelo, Kitchen, Harrington and Ridley could bold their own againBt any 10 stono man, bar Brid ges, it was practically asking these and other 9 stono men to take their chance for a second prize only, (Alf Bridges being the Light Weight Champion.of Australia.) .Prices of Admission were fixed. Some members of...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 19 June 1914
Friday, July 3rd. AT THE Yarragon Mechanics' Institute, "CASTE" By^tho Yarragon Amateur Dramatic Company. 1 In aid of tho Yarragon MecliaHics' Institute. Front Seats, 2s. Rack Seats, Is. l!o\ Plan at J. H. Mannings' Trafalgar Caledonian Society Scotch Social MONDAY, JULY 6th Member and Family Free. Double Ticket, 2s 6d. Extra Lady Is, Fall Programme of Songs and Dances A Benefit Concert On .bolialf of Mr E. Caterer will bo held in the Narracan Public Hall, on Friday, June 19th, To commence at 8 O'clock sharp. ? Tickets, Is. DANCE TO FOLLOW-Is. R. J. KEDDIE, Hon. Sec. TENDERS TENDERS are invited for the Erection of a New Shop (wood) in the Main Street, Trafalgar for C. Rowel, draper. ' Tenders close on Saturday, 20th June. Lowest or any tender not neces sarily accepted. T. R. McLEAN. Architect. Theo. B. Little & CO. AUCTIONEERS AND VALUATORS STOCK AND STATION AGENTS GOVERNMENT LAND SALESMEN Traralgon, Sale & Melbourne Morwcll. Mirbno East, Stratford, Boolarra. Tmmi^nn...
CHURCH SERVICES. SUNDAY NEXT CATHOLIC CHURCH [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 19 June 1914
CHURCH SERVICES. SUNDAY NEXT CATHOLIC CHURCH Trnfalgar-Mass 9 Yarragon-Mass, Jl. Yarragon-Vespers 7. Church of England services for Sunday next Moo II. Trafalgar E II, Trafalgar 7 p.m Rev. G. W. Blanchard Trafalgar 11, Shady Creek Yarragon 7 Mr A. *J. Fiahcr. Mothodist services will bo - hold noxt Sunday a*, follows - Trafalgar 11, Mr fJibictt, 7 Rev Mitcholl Coalville tt, Mr Wells, Thorpdalc 3 Rev. Mitchell, Childers 11 , Narracan 7 Mr "Wolls , Moo Whito. Tangil Stli. and TVillowgrovo Akors Prosbyterian Church Services Sunday Trafalgarjll.; Yarragon 2,30 ; Moe 7,130 Rev. Colin Robertson,
KELLEWAY'S OPERATION [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 19 June 1914
KELLEWAY'S OPERATION When Kelloway first came to Klrta pur lie was as raw as thoy make them. Two years with a lienlthy regiment ami six months of general iluty nt one ot the large l'restdoucy hospitals was not likely to teach him much about the country he was to spend his life In. Hut, like the rest of us, he suffered from tho delusion that he knew It inside and out. To him the native mind was as an open book with the springs and motives of its actions re corded hi the dearest print. .Tlia', at any rate, was his idea, in this he was not singular. 1 have suffered from . the same disease myself, and know the | symptoms. It is the fixed Ulea of thy . Indian official, and he does not even hold a monopoly of it. American tour ists, travelling members ot Parliament, reporters, judges, merchant princes, policemen, and, in fact, any and every European who visits these shores car ries within himself tlio knowledge thnt he and ho alone properly understands tho workings ot the Eastern mind. It...
THE MILLHANDS' PETITION [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 19 June 1914
THE MILLHANDS' PETITION By John Rankinc. r A'urso Edgar, of St. Blanc's llospi tal, stared nt the letter. .Messrs, Ulan und I'ulton, solicitors, Temple-lane desired lier presence in their oilier at her earliest convenience. For wliu purpose A'ell Edgar cuuiU not imagine That afternoon a very pretty gir wiir. a very palpitating heart eiile're;! Ulane and Hniton's oiliee and shvly Save her name. "LMeayed to make yonr acquaint ance, .Miss Ed:;ar," said .Mr. ulane, tlie wcli-known family solicitor. "Pos sibly you are unaware of jour grand lather's death'.'" "1 was even unaware that 1 had a grandfather alive." Ah! Is Liiat so:' Just give ine a precis of your knowledge of your lamily history." "1 cannot. You may assume my en t.rc- ignorance ot my iaiuily history. :uy lather and mother are dead. 1 ^ as their only child. As 1 grew up i concluded, entirely from inference ifii, not from inlormaUou, thut my parents marriage had given oifcnce to their relatives. When J was eighteen father died;...