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INVENTIONS OF 1913 [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
INVENTIONS OF 1913 During the year just closing 35,000 applications have been made for patents in the United Iingdom. the total being practically the sarme as last year (says 'The Daily Ne\vs and Leader"). Aeronauitics have once more attracted the attention of the ingenious., some five hundred of the applications dealing with flight. But locomotion on terra firma is tilll found in the forenmost place, over 2000 applications haiving been filed for patents relating to r.ail ways and motor and other road vehi cles. More than one fortune has been built upon a simple idea-boot protectors are a case in point. There are no indica tions that the simple inventions of 1913 will produce a golden harvest, but there are many of great interest. One. in a paper wardrobe, consisting of an airtight bagnmade of paper, in which wearing apparel may be enclosed. Since the invention of .the campstooi collapsible articles dhive been patented.: This year the articles coming" under this head include a cella...
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. Drought Possibilities. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER, Drought Possibilities. Natur i ll y tIe does not desire to iglL l i t as i pro et of evil, Ilor to lirOe" ii tile rl V Ole o 'i assaltrl'a; ut it- tact reuianins that it behuves the ie't;Ie 'f \ letorla to think very care uh". a_ to tinc possibilities of ta otought Inlll, years age, it is stated ;1n Cnt inl ineteorologisel in one of the neigh ttniiigh colonies prophesied a drought. I l ui alagers of tile lilnanllcial illsti tu taLnts gave heed to ill warnings; tilt, il:tiLead of assisting their clustOIll ers ti, prepluare ufor the evil day, they sinlltll shlut do I, 'ilt overldrait cuS Olillet', \itItl tilt' rtesuit that when the 'rotugtt Catie along, according to shlicile, tile pastoralists in tile par ticular colony were pretty w'ell ruined. I lls year tue lighitness of rains for lonths back is telling its tale. Not nlty: are' tile districts nortn of the ratlges short of 'aater. but in tile or dinarl"y wiell-watered southeil districts eiert' is anl absolute s...
MARRYING OF MURPHYS GRAZING RIGHTS AND AFFECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
MIARRYING OF MURPIIYS GRAZING RIGHTS AND AFFEC TIONS. The marrying season is coming on in Connaught-it lasts from about mid January until Lent - and important questions have to be settled. They are questions of money mainly (says the Connaught correspondent of "The Daily Fxpress") because Mary Murphy may be as beautiful as the Dark Rosaleen herself, but if she has not £60 or so by way of a dowry, or a farm with graz ing for about four cows, she is not go ing to find a husband in Mayo. It is hard to believe that so charming a people as the Irish peasantry, to whom the poets have ascribed so many romantic gifts, should measure the ten derest passion in the terms of grazing rights for four cows, but Mr Finn O'Brolligan, who takes an hereditary interest in the concerns of the con gested district from which I write, as sures ime that they all do. Mr O'Brolligan thinks romance may still linger in Walsall and Stow-on-the 'Wold. but he says it has not been known about Ballina sin&ce...
OUR SYDNEY LETTER. Parliament. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
OUR SYDNEY LETTER, Parliament. lTheire. is no sign on the part of the o\-Overl'illlnent of any intention to make tliis '" silort" session really a short one. Apparently, there is no business ready for thle House, and, although no *tnenidnlent to the Address in tepiy was mnoved by the Opposition, the so-ca:lled de:bate on that allcient re lic of bygone days Is dragging on in tilne-llhonoulred fashion. It has taken ll this we ek, and has been adjourned 1111 next Tuesday. Nothing can comie if it. 'here are no melnhbers whose tu?tioll iS iUI Otful, ai(nd whOIml it nti?'ht tm,.leiorlae ie desirable to conpicel lc declire thenselvces. 1IIt, at the ilomnit, talkl is Illore conlvnienllt than Wurli. \\lien thli,: tiiice c.nies to leg 'slate the bills, llorle klcely thall not, \iiii bIt foi'.rcd, ,ir siugglcd, through .Ill exhatlsusttc1 1tliuse In the smillal lhouls ,i the iioriiinlg iowever, as lon11R as oVtry, h ;r i ('allinlt that thlus In shlll b, It ntit's htt n h" at is Lid ioL tul I i....
POSTAGE STAMPS EGYPT'S ISSUES [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
POSTAGE STAMPS EGYPT'S ISSUES (Dy Fred. J. Melville, in "The Daily Telegraph.") The Khedive Abbas HIilmi cele brates this day the twenty-second an niversary of his accession (January S, 1892), and the new stamps of Egypt which have been ready for some time have been withheld for issue to-day. The new stamps have been expected for some months past, the intention of the authorities to have new stamps being first announced in "The Daily Telegraph" in October. 1912. The cur rent number of "The Near East" pre sents a supplement giving illustrations of to-day's issue, showing the stamps to be distinetl9? Egyptian in design, and not less characteristic in execution of the typography of the London firm of Messrs De La Rue and Company Limited. As "The Near East" states, the most significant fact about the new issue is the use of English wording for 'French; for "Poste Egyptiennes" is now substituted "Egypt Postage," and the value "Un Millieme" gives place to "One Millieme," etc. All the valu...
RURAL STRIKERS' RIOT. USE OF FIREARMS NARROWLY AVERTED. Wagga, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
RURAL S1 RIKERS' RIOT. L' "E oU' IR'1EAll1MS NARRO\LY .AVE.'ITED. \\agga, Tuesday. Ak strike outrage occurred near colanmll this morning, in which a tomulalawk and guns played a promnlin ent part. Several men sustained in juries, and but lor the great tact of ,ir. John Maloney, a district farmer, Surtlher bloodshed mlight have result The melee was tile result of an at tetillpt mllade by the rural workers on strike to forelbly remove men from the chaftIIcutters' camp). The raid was plannled in Coolamton, and 29 men from tih i ullionllists' camp left Coolamnon, and proceeded to Mr. John Maloney's 1a3rIt, live niles distant, where a chaff cuttiltg plant belolnging to P. Maloney \as located. The unionists arrived betlore stunris?e, and surprised the em pilyys in bedl in their tents. Some of tilye t1ien slit a hole in aL tent, and pull et the occupants out. 'The free work lrs resistedt, land were roulghly hand led. (.,thel tents were torn open, and a general riot ensued. A bout ten of th...
SCENE AT A STATION ATTEMPT TO RESCUE PRISONER [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
SCENE AT A STATION ATTEMPT TO RESCUE PRISONER A desperate attempt made to rescue a prisoner at Stratford main station, on December 1S (says "The Daily Tele graph" of January 6) was recalled at West Ham police court yesterday, when Charles Woodward, alias Percy Weeks, 35, a fish salesman, of 23 Cres cent road, Upton Manor, and Walter Burling, 34, costermonger, of 12 Broad street, Stratford, were charged . with obstructing police-constable W. illiam .Hubbard, 175K, while in the exectition of: his duty. " Mr E. 'B. Knight prosecuted for -the Police Commissioner;- Mr "J.-.W. Richl ards defended Woodward;, and-. Mr W. Daybell represented Burling;. Mr Knight, in his opening statement, said a man named Johnson, sent for trial to Chelmsford for pocket-picking at Ilford skating rink, was being con veyed to Chelmsford. There was a desperate and regular plot to rescue him, and if he had been got away, he would have been whisked away in a motor car which. was at the station in waiting. -Constab...
BUSH FIRES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
BUSH FIRES. Fi'irv:s hlav'e )beentll raging in various parts of tile dlistrict u late, as might uniy be expected, consideriing the cx L leaII: lttiut to w\lniC it has oenl sub a.enit, alid th11 ury and inllamnnable nature i lt the herbilge. \t e hear of Ioauss trat Yarrati, wtthere, by the oye, Mr. 1. I. u'ellssi !lhad another patdock bulrned out, GrOI'iantiale, ann otler places. A bUSn Iire started in tilte 1ox Ridge area at the end ul last \vwet , atnd, says .le "' Lhroiiiele, dlU':uhg .-eveiat tdays covercd rilles lt Countrylll . It extenld ed along tile rOaill trulil al3low s to tllq olt Rosedale roadt, alld nur'tll\ard tO the hills. Aout m ellen itept it troim crossll g tile alet road. 'file lalnd is liKely to be inproved by the conina bgra?ioln, especially i it tlle lili-llneeded rall. is nut too tartly. Abo\ut three potits.fell in abouti as many ulinulluts airl on 'lttesuay inoriig. A lire sOtarted in DatVi s a ll?.lle?i, to the west of tnte itowlnslip, on i raday last, andtl...
SAFETY IN AIR THE NEW STABILISER [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
SAFETY IN AIR THE NEW STABILISER Mr Orville Wright's prediction about the popularity and cheapness of aero planing as a national pastime in 1914 (says the New York correspondent of "The Daily Telegraph") is endorsed by many people here, who believe that a really efficient "stabiliser" will shortly be placed on the market. The Ameri can inventor's device, so successfully tested at Dayton. Ohio, as described al ready in "The Daily Telegraph," con sists of a compensating appliance at tached to the steering post, which, when the machine suddenly dips or swerves, automatically tips the wings and rudder to the proper positions. Mr Wright made seven circles without touching any of the controlling levers. Several times the craft appeared to be diving, but on each occasion righted it self automatically. The flights were made on the fifth anniversary of the winning of the Michelin trophy by Wilbur Wright, in France. To-day a daily aeroplane passenger service was inaugurated between Tampa, Flo...
THE CORRICK ENTERTAINERS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
THE CORRICK ENTERTAINERS. \\'* shall hail with pleasure the ad vent oi the t'orrick Entertainers when tiiy pay us another visit next Thurs d-i. :it:t I ridiay nights, 19th and 20th inst. Their entertainments have al \i.,as been of tilhe highest standard, ;anld tit' latest ideas and instrumnents ha\'ve bee adopilted to bring it up to the ideal of the metropolis of the iw r!d. The family has been further :;ngi1:ented by tlhe addition of the cui!llgst daughter, Miss Elsie Corrick, w\ii, poI ,ssesses a m!ost. pleasing lyric soplran i voice ot f heautifutl quality. lalld \\lt'ii l e Statt' that her-trainiing 1&lt;as uiinder the able tuition of Madame v'hris ;a t at the (ri.t a School ,' Music, iil.·y,. furlht er , t miutns art- umlin? 'es.ar:l. Everytliig lnecessapry to pro - ilue,' a beautifull tensemblel is carried 1 t e i i c' pallllitny, linl their rep'lrtoire of solme hlundretds if itfiims colltainl many uriginal. alrtistic t aild humliotrous itleas. lTo' k'ele pact with the...
ST. LOUIS FIRE HORROR. New York, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
ST. LOUIS FIRE HORROR. (Per Reuter.) The Nat New York, 'Monday, 4tdi fu1 tion of the moment is the Urat holocaust at St. L ous (Mis east light, 'when a whole block lie atrt of the city. was destroyed b 1i@t "tman y lives were lost. e toest news is that six men are Pi ito blae perished in the ilamts. c ud"yeis of others eannot lIe a.: terItadf r, ,and the gravest fearl' a.t: .,t oceti l for their safety. at Y S" antsp of the St. Louis' Attt i lr' "' btidildlng, vg hlr c.?pl o IO'r;y"d" irlItrod, maS thu.' :vit.,f :t tIai ny th llte Iirenmr n anso-, r. · i th. LIE!,, } the u r!': e l ''s t promptituira iii V l tr . - ri ,etle Of the mn ,,U l e "i ' - ! i . l to .;r }lean 'u '&lt; tt ,, ,:1 , ". , ,it. t t l i. i !, , . , v i . a t h, ! r trt. ti a ' ' ra s . ?. `t u.t
ENTERTAINMENT AT NIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
U Llglt the Victoruia Hall was , \vl . .\ lfilst-class musical pro ranun?, wVrasl. otrted3, in addition to ! delivtered aind illustrated lee: t , i " Irclauid in Ruin tand Resur To, srs. T''heo . . ttle and Co. hold i i trt? tort? isali on Mondayt and tilet t li st. ale ??;:l ont T e'sdat., when , srt. t 3i tieson ai" 1)avis hold :; s!?ircia s3[ s sht',?P allnd cattle at it ior' t-a \-.. t~l's ot, T td9t. Their horsne s"ae taikes lace ol1 FrIdaY next.
LATEST INTELLIGENCE. Melbourne, Thursday. THE WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
LATEST INTELLIGENCE. (By Wire.) (From Our Own Correspondent ) Melbourne, Thursday. THE \NVIATUER. Ti.: temperature at 11 o'clock this u.ornling was 95 degrees, but a cool .;outheriy change. .,esulted in a drop _o'-79 degrees by 1 o0clock.: The Gov rnment meteoroldklst says the change nay not. extend inland. .Further falls ,, rain, are' reported troni the south ,vest, -leywood 33 and Merino 'S4 ,points. The rain is expected to- ex ,cald eastward inm 'the next forty-eight
THE SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
THEl SPORTS. President, hiis Lorasnmp the . Most Rev. I):. 'tielan; "vice-presluentts, Rev. r'. Curran, A-essrs. 1F'. E. Bienussi, T. t'. ixely, I-. inegan, j'. Allman, and ,Ni. lileien; treasurer, Mr. J.1 F. Cul llnan; judge horse races, Mr. T. B. It"ue; starter horse races, Mr. N. S.: Lett; juugeS foot and : bicycle -"races, :Messrs; J. F. Culllnan, A. Wray, anii il. Jlluineeni; starter : oot antd .icycid ruces;' air. _Alaunce K"lilleen; :clerk - of course, uiF..J. tinafen; measurer:: of ponils, .t r. L rawiey;- lhancicappers bi cycle races, Messrs. 8 .iapper and C.' n. 'iroud; ':antcapper foot races, Mr. J. R. 'oate; nanulcapper horSe races, iir.- \. Ir'. rennan; clerk of scales; jir. . Kefnnedy, lap scorers, Messrs. J. Napper and' Q. c1., Trood; stewards old burrers' race, Messrs. F. E. tienus-. si, T. Lioyne, M;:Lawless, J. C. Bren nan, J. xi'ianrtnly .J. O'Shea, and D. maiha?ln aseward-s stepping, tnheacilai, uessrs. F. F ; E ienussiy '?. Hoyfne, M.D Lawless, J. O "Slhea, Ja ....
WONTHAGGI TROUBLES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
\\:oNTC.HAGGIt TROUBLES: The State coal mine :is again idle .-o-day, as the men are holding a inceeting to consider.. the wheelers' .roubles. The meeting was called by requisition, signed by 2: members or thi union, and the great majority of the men are angi-, and intend atter *ng the rule lor ,calling meeting. -
THE PROCESSION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
THE PROCESSIuN. At 10.30 in the morning the procc s sion to the Friendly Societies sports ground commenced. It was It much longer one than in previous years, andi there were one or two especially plrt ty features of it. Mr. \\ ri. Brenlnan act .ed' as marshal, and lcd neo way on horseback.. Iceninli him was tilh date Borough Band, augmented by .\latra and Temperance iBand performiers. MIr. Bert Chapman, of laltra, acted as druln-iljor, with hins uslual sttc cess. Then followed, on lorries, the very handsome. banner of the ki.A.O.B.S. and the old banner of the local branch of that societ.. Next came an Irish 5scene, with "' Home Kule" written- in front, portraying life in the old country. Irish hunt ing-girls-. atle a'very effective tab leau, and the harps of Erul, whichl followed, formed another striking group. The children around the May poles, decorated with green and white ribbolns; and moullted on a lorry, at tracted much attention. About bitty ouggleg -followed, annd amidst a h...
ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION T'l cel:llratin at SalU ol the auhini v lrsarv , I l;..|;it 's )atron saint was this ,ca;r i:, i for the 12th ip?t.s (yxs i .1.,l'i and . s Sel. I 1 t?111' a5 tioiC_ l Cl'ulJar.I LIoUllS u.'oili .'ll 'd, ill .lde:r tlu ilaklt it ai liltinllg enr , anld it 1iL1, bet i'uly said that tihe 've!ut clipsed all others hueld fr manlty .arls , last. ivenl thle wvatherl', which was vile .be ing hlot, dusty and smokyi., could not damp the tItilhisiasni whi.:h prc-vailed. lroni the start of tile lroc't ssiui; in the morningl till tile drop of rthe cur tain on the last ilem n .11 the pro granmme ill tile Victoria I tall ill the eveilng. There was a large., aind rc presenuative crowd it tile sports inl theid afternoon, and thile takinils wir over £70, which is somithintg ,f a record. All the olilcials., \\-rkl.d well, .particularly the hlou. sfclrtaries, Messrs. '1. T. Cullinan alid ,. i >.-,h.
POLICE USE REVOLVERS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 March 1914
POLICE US S REVOLVERS. Constables. '( CLu'sky and \ illialhs chased three men who had broken a cindow in a shop in Elizabeth-street; 8.'rth Melbourne, at 1 o'clock this morning. W\illiams ired his revolver twice and missed; but one bullet struck \r Cluskey in the shoulder while he was trying to intercept the men. \M Cluskey was . atterwards treated at the hospital. Three men, John Ogden, ItHenry. Bell, and: Leslie ,Chariker, were arterwards arrested and charged with -:attenipted shop wreauing.