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MARRIAGE BY PROXY. "MADE IN GERMANY." [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
MARRIAGE BY PROXY. V 'MADE IN GERMANY.' A marriage by proxy has just taken place at Marburg (Germany), a bride groom who is 5000 miles away being re presented by a substitute. The bride was a pretty young farmer's daughter, and she was married to her ^ childhood's sweetheart, a young earpen ter named Stephen Kotz, who emigrated » to America to seek his fortune a few years ago ,and who Is now a prosperous artisan in Cleveland, Ohio. Kotz was too busy to come over for the wedding, and asked a former com rade to say 'Yes' on his behalf. A revival of the popularity of the coa certina is threatened. On the other hand, we have the joyous tidings that the new Gr.iety production comprises no tune which is likely to be whistled in' the streets,— 'Punch.' y-- Y - - 7 ?
GRETNA GREEN REGISTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
GRETNA GREEN REGISTERS. The registers of the runaway marri ages at Gretna Green are now difficult to discover, but a contributor to the 'Strand Magazine' has located a num ber of them, and facsimiles of some of them appear in last month's Issue. The toll-house registers have, it seems, passed Into the hands o£ a firm ot Carlisle soli citors, but they contain 110 celebrated names. In Carlisle also Is to be. found another set of registers, in the possession of a poor old woman, a 'priest's' daugh ter. A grocer of Felling-on-Tyne has In herited some of the records kept by his ancestors, David Lang, whose marriages included that o£ Lord Erslclne, the emin ent judge. The registers of Gfetna Hall (1825-51) were bequeathed by John Lin ton to his granddaughter, who has placed them for safe keeping In the custody of her banker at \nnan.
TO PRESERVE GRAPES. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
TO PRESERVE GRAPES. A Western American paper states that the Frenchman's way of keeping grapes fresh for winter use is somewhat dif ferent from our cold ' joiage system. The method is ? .ther i.iw, and almost unknown in this country. When ripe in the autumn, grapes wanted for winter use are cut with about six inches of the vine attached, care being taken not to bruise the grapes. A number of large necked bottles are arranged on horizon tal racks in the cellar, and into each o£ these(is placed the stems of a bunch of grapes. The grapes do not touch the bottles to be bruised, and are supplied with moisture through the immersed stems. In this manner choice table grapes are kept fresh all winter.
THE BEST JAPANESE CHRYSANTHEMUMS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
THE BEST JAPANESE CHRY SANTHEMUMS. The chrysanthemum 'feast' on 29th September, when so many enthusiasts visited the Tamworth (England) trial of early-flowering outdoor chrysanthemums, was a most interesting function, writes 'The Garden.' On that occasion Mr William Sydenham issued cards and asked his visitors to make a selection of what they considered the best twenty-, five Japanese varieties then in flower in his garden. About -CO cards were handed in, and the following is the result o£ the analysis, place:! in their order of merit according to th2 votes received: — Fee Japonals, creamy white, centre prim rose, height about 2 feet; Mrs W..Sydei liam, deep crimson, 2V4 feet to 3 feet; Norbert Pavrez, 'goiden salmon, about 18 inces; Goacher's Crimson, br'ght. rich crimson, 2% feet; Rol des Blancs, purest white, beautiful form, 3 feet; Lillie, pea.'M pink, large and of good form, 2 feat; Jimmle, crimson-purple, tinted white, ab'out 2% fe.=t; Polly, orange amber, large, 2 feet; Ros-i...
BRAINS DASHED OUT. KICKED BY THE KING'S HOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
BRAINS DASHED OUT. KICKED BY THE KING'S HORSE. The London 'Daily .Mail ' ol i-ui De cember gives additional particulars of a terrible fatality, ail account of which was cabled at tlie time. The report is as follows: — Ail apprentice named Arthur Gilbert, whoso narents reside in London, was killed while exercising a racehorse be longing tn the King near Newmarket yesterday morning. At: tlio inquest at Newmarket in the evening it was stated that the lad had been an apprentice at tho royal training quarters, Egerton House, about two miles from Newmarket, for about throe years. Ho went out with a string of thirty horses from tlie stables about eight o'clock in the morning, and be strode Maid of Norway, a promising and usually quiet yearling. A passing motor-car evidently alarmed Maid of Norway, for she began to prance and rear, aiul slipping on the icy road foil with some force to the ground. The lad managed to release one foot, but before ho could clear that on the off-side the mare ha...
The Butter Slump. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
The Butter Slump. Market -'bearing,' speculative buying in Australia, ' panic' and bad judgment among certain Tooley street dealers — these are among the causes to which the continued dis organisation of the butter trade in London is attributed (writes a Lon don correspondent, under date Janu ary 11th). Another is named by Messrs. Weddell & Co. ' Until Aus tralia,' they say, ' adopts compul sory grading of one universal stand ard, the present estimated loss of between £50,00 and £100,000 per annum will continue. ^Optional grading, with each Stafeihaving its own standard, is praotiEllly usolcss, and is adopted only by those factories which least need grading. The great bulk of the factories refuse to submit their butter to the test of independent and qualified graders because they know that their product will not pass the ordeal satisfactorily.' Messrs. Weddell also state that the provinces aro flooded with' offers of Australian butter at very irregular prices, buyers taking ...
GRANTHAM DISASTER. BOARD OF TRADE REPORT. THE GUARDS' RESPONSIBILITY. "CAUSE FOR EVER A MYSTERY." [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
GRANTHAM DISASTER. BOARD OF TRADE REPORT. THE GUARDS' RESPONSIBILITY. ' CAUSE FOR EVER A MYSTERY.' The Board of Trade Report was issued on 13th December regarding the terrible accident, which occurred at Grantham on the Great, Northern Railway on 19th September, when the 8. '15 p.m. passenger train from King's Cross to Edinburgh left the mils after passing through that sta tion and was wrecked. The report was the subject of a cablc message at the time. The ' Westminster Gazette' gives the following achli Uandley, and Ticket-collector Harris, tional particulars : — The driver and fireman of tho engine, it may bo remembered, were killed instantaneously, as al&c were nine ? passengers and the Post Office mail-van attendant. Two other pas sengers subsequently succumbed to their injuries. Besides those, thirteen passengers nnd four servants 01' the company were injured, the horror of the acci dent being added to by the fact that fires broke out both among the vehicles lying on th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
F.- ;/L lfow'$? Brunswick Emporium. Special Note. — We have just opened tip a beautiful assortment of Japanese Fancy Goods. These goods are on show in our window, and are worth noting for their intrinsic values. A few of many good values offered in our different Departments: — 50 Dozen Men's Flannels, 2/9, croam, Welsh, natural grey 20 Dozen Boy's Man 'o Wars, Is 9d Lot Ladies Straw Hats, 6d and Is eaoh Lot Maid's River Hats, at half price. Just opened, a beautiful range of Ladies Fashionable Shapes. ' Lot of Torchon Laces, Is 6d to-5s 6d dozen 200 doz. Val. Laco and Insertion to match, 1b dozen Our Manchester Department is in full swing, and we are offering best values in Sheetings, Tickings, Calicoes, Quilts &c 52 inch White Lace Curtain at 9d per yard 72 inch White Lace Curtain at Is 3d per yard, very special 6 Pieces India Linen; to clear, 7s 6d dazon Only a few Blouse Lengths left, Is 6d Few pieces only Spotted- Muslins, 6d per yard Here's Where We Shine I We can offer ...
LUNATICS RECAPTURED. EXCITING CHASE IN YORKSHIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
LUNATICS RECAPTURED. EXCITING CHASE IN YORKSHIRE. rne xoricsnire police had an exciting chase after tho four lunatics, whose names are Thomas Knott, Walter Long bottom, Charles Sutcllffe, and Charles Tillotson. All four came from the ICeigl} lev flistriph- nnrl n.«s 1imafl/ie ..cuniiif make for home, this district was search ed. The men were traced to Bingley, where one had been seen in a crouching position, but as the escape was not then known no notice was taken. The four visited a. barber's shop at Kelghley and had . their stubby beards shoved. Tillotson paid sixpence for the lot, and being casually questioned as to his home, said he had come from Men ston. i-Lo. aaaeci, we were all working there, but we only got three half ounces of shag toabcco a week, so we struck work.' When ho got outside the shop his companions had gone. Pollco and warders carried on the search on bicycles, and eventually .news enme from a carrier who had seen men answering the description going towards Ha ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
Haverstock! (Th© New) Desires that you will kindly read the STORY 'OF MRS. ROFFEY : Mrs. Roffey, a widow of Nedigate, near Dork ? ing, who, on her ninety-second birthday was onter tained to dinner and sang 'A Hunting We Will Go' and 'My Old Grey Mare,' haB kept a diary which is full of interesting figures. She gives the cost of her maintenance in the world to the date of her last birthday as £1913 12s — an average expenditure of 8s per week. She has walked 221,480 miles. She walked to London and back, 54 miles, when she was 17, to get married. The songs mentioned she has sung 1106 times. She has in her long life consumed, among other things, 134,320 cups of tea, 67,160 glasses of milk, 11,960 loaves, 50,730 potatoes, and '??has worn 165 bonnets and hats, 80 shoes and boots, 41 dresses, 53 aprons, and 34 shawls and wraps. Now, if you think it will cost you anything like the amount mentioned, you can easily reduce it by DEALING, with us, and leave the difference to be distributed to y...
EXTRAORDINARY THEFT. GATES STOLEN FROM A CEMETERY. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
EXTRAORDINARY THEFT. I ^ GATES STOLEN FROM A CEME TERY. How thieves managed to get a pair o£ gun-metal gates, weighing between 2cwt. and 3cwt., over a 9ft. wall at ICensal Rise Cemetery Is a mystery. The gates are beautifully designed, and are valued at £50. They guarded the mausoleum belonging to a Mr Shaw, a barrister, a fine piece of work of cdrved marble, the front of which Is composed ot the reredos of an ancient church. The. four walls enclose a plot of grass, and the top is open to the sky. The gates, which wore about. four feet square, were lifted bodily off their hinges and removed, and probably are melted down by this time. Active inquiries into ' the mystery are being made by the police.
A NEW PARLIAMENT. LEGISLATION IN PERSIA. SUCCESS OF JAPAN EMULATED. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
521 A NEW PARLIAMENT. LEGISLATION' IN PERSIA. SUCCESS OF JAPAN EMULATED. , Somo piquant glimpses of tho .'secret history of tlie new Persian Parliament are given by a Persian . correspondent -of the 'Pioneer.' ??..? Failing to get England's help in 1900, the late Shah was compelled .?to borrow money from Russia. Ke ' ferritin- 1.n ».h» riskinnm -nt I bis --tnn MozuITar-cd-din remarked : ' What were wo to do ? When my father died it was said that 'he had loft private means to tho amount of about four million pounds, and that these -.moneys were packed away in chests in the collar.. There was not ?a word of truth 111 all this. Instead .of money my father left debts, and when 1 came to the throne, 1 was - ' unable to pay not merely the State ^ officials/, but even the Court expenses and the servants. I was forced to 'get a loan from somewhere, and 1 England drove 1110 into the hands of Russia.' - . .The heir-apparent (now the Shah) is 110 -less enthusiastic than his father, the Shah, 1...
World's Mammoth Debt. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
World's Mammotii Debt. Some wonderful facts from, as it were, a bird's-eye view of the social progress' of the civilised world, aro given in a statistical abstract just issued in the form of a Blue-book. The first fact' that stands out pro minently is that in the past ten years there has been a total increase in the population of the principal countries of the world of over 63,000,000 per sons. We find that tho total popu- . lation has grown from 506,000,000 in 1895 to'570,000,000 in 1905. The figures are as follow : 1895 1905 Russia 125,000.000 141,200,000 U. States .-68,934,000 83,143,000 Germany 52,279,000 60,6o5,000 Japan 42,271,000 47,975,000 U Kingdom 39,221,000 43,221,000 France 38,459,000 39,300,00J Italy 38,296,000 36,604,000 Austria 24,971,000 27,241,000 Hnngary 18,257,000 20,114,000 Spain 18,157,000 18,900,000 Smaller nations '47,732,000 54,166,000 The most crowded civilised nation in the world is Belgium, while tho nation which has the most room for expansion is the U. S...
How Earthquakes Are Recorded. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
How EartJiquafces Arc Recorded. The instruments inveuted for the recordiug of tho motions of the earth's crusts during an earthquake are looked upon by scientists as the most delicate of all machines. So highly sonsitive are they, that the very slightest vibratory motion -is record ed perfectly. Even Hid tread of feet cannot escape this instrument if sufficent to cause vibration. There are threo classes of instruments for the automatic rocording of earth quakes, each with its own particular function. First, there is the soismo scopp, which will merely detect and record the fact that there has been an earth tremor. Some of these are so equipped as to indicate the time of the disturbance. The second is tho seismometer, the function of which is to measure the maximum force of the shock, either with or without an indication of its director. The third instrument is the seismo graph, which is so arranged that it will accurately record the number, succession, director, amplitude, and perio...
Shipping. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
Shippings The s.s. Noorebar, Capt. ,Ji. IT. Hunter, master, -loft ..'Sydney-' at 10 p.m. ou tho 19th inst. aud---,arrivcd,rin-: Byron Bay at 7.40 a.m. on Jho 21st Moderate easterly Winds fine- wea- ther. Passengers. — iJIesdamcs-Kiirg; and child, E. Mills. W. Pelgrun, White, MeNclleo, S t in pson. Dudgeon, Brett; Misses E. Mill? and Watts ; Messrs. W. Heiron. &?.. Jcileries, Jon son, Dudgeon, S. Sarvey, Kennings, Eudicott, McNollee, Hall, H. Prit chard, B. W. Foley, Williamson, R. E. Walker, A. W. Witherby, An drews, A. Atkiu, W. J. Rootes, John son, Fraser, Boll, Master Brett, and 9 in the steerage. For Coif's Har bour : Mesdames Moore and Blamcy ; Miss P. Goldman ; Messrs. Joyner; Hamilton, Walker, Griffin, Halli bone, Raglees, Blarney, and 15 in the steerage. From Trial Bay : Miss Hibbard, Mr. Dornan, Trial Bay to Coif's Harbour: Mr. G. Grant. 170 tons general cargo, 12 cattle, 10 pigs, and sundries.
The Plague Rat [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
The Plague Rat 'Bruni,' writing to the 'Austra- lasian,' says :. — Most authorities ap pear to concur in the opinion that no country can be regarded as free from out breaks of plague in which there are rats carrying the microbe of disease. In Marseilles there were, frequent outbreaks of this dis ease, which could not always be traced to an oversea introduction. It was in that town, I have been told, that the microbe of the disease was first discovered in rats, and effect ual means of killing them were un dertaken. When an area of France extending over 300,000 acres was in vaded by myraids of field mice some threo or fonr years ago, tho farmors, fearing that they would be ruined by tho destruction of their crops and stored produce, appealed to tho Government for assistance. In re ply to this appeal, Dr. Danysz was appointed to employ the virus of a disease ho had beon cultivating in tho destruction of tho field mice. The result was marvellous, and in a very short time tho enormous bo...
MAULED BY A LION. EXPLORER'S NARROW ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
MAULED BY A LION. EXPLORER'S NARROW ESCAPE. ' Intelligence lias been received from . Major Powell Cotton's expedition, , which ' left England two years ago on a journey from the Nile- to the Zambesi. 'On 18th October the explorer, who, ; ?with his wife, had previously spent scv- ; eral months in the .Great Forest, had -reached a point south of Lake Albert -Edward. While on the banks .of. the Sassa, Major Cotton had. a hairbreadth., escape from a ? lion which, he had ?wounded. An hour and . a halt after the beast had been shot, when It was thought that, the lion _was too disabled to-move, the party approached the animal,' -which, however, suddenly sprang out and sezod Major Cotton;, fastening its claws in his flesh, and endeavoring to get at his Head. With remarkable courage, two Wag anda natives rushed up to the lion, and : white one beat it with a heavy stick the other slashed it with a hippo-hide whip.- ' This drew the lion away from its victim;: - and at that moment another nativ...
SWAN TURNS SAVAGE. THE BIRD RUNS AMOK. CAPTURED BY A POSSE OF POLICE. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
SWAN TURNS SAVAGE. THE BIRD RUNS AMOK. CAPTURED BY A POSSE OF POLICE. An immense swan named Lc Mar tinis, which lives in -the Jardin des Plantes, Paris, escaped on 4th Decem ber, and ran rfmok through the streets, injuring: several persons and being pur sued amid great excilcmcnt. Le Marquis, who liad been' ill tempered for several days, attacked its keeper in a great rage (says the ''Daily Express') when the latter oilered it some young rats for breakfast. The , keeper was thrown down -by. the iu- : furiated bird, which pecked at him nnd struck him with its wings, brinsmg him severely. Before tlie keeper could summon as sistance the swan escaped through the open door of tlie. enclosure and ran out of the gardens, -.witli keepers and- civi- lians in hot pursuit. A policeman who attempted to stop Le Jlarquis near the entrance of tlie gardens was painfully wounded by tlie swan's sharp beak. The bird then attacked a liawker who1 came to the policeman's assistance, and would have injure...
GERMAN SUFFRAGETTE. A REMARKABLE WOMAN. DR. ANITA AUGSPURG'S CAREER. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 28 February 1907
GERMAN SUFFRAGETTE. A REMARKABLE WOMAN. DR. ANITA AUGSPURG'S CAREES. Under any circumstances, the tiMal of Dr. Anita Augspurg, the pioneer of the suffragette movement in Gen, any, who was recently at Hamburg lined L10 for insulting the police, wi\iid have been certain to attract 'a great deal of public . attention. The nemaj-kable personality of the de fendant, the fact that she had dared to impugn that sacred institutioiu the po lice, and -the occasion of her alleged of fence, which was now the famous 'Jrltfl Wednesday,' at Hamburg, all gave the ease a certain degree of distinction. But at the present moment, when political , tension is felt throughout the length and j breadth of Germany, the proceedings 1 have acquired an importance which otherwise would not have attached to them. Fraulein Augspurg is one of nature's exceptions, and it is a pity that she should expend her rare energy in trying to prove herself tho rule. The daugh ter of a Hanoverian lawyer, the leader of the 'Faue...