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MYSTERIOUS MURDER. SYDNEY MAN'S CORPSE FOUND. VICTIM'S MONEY MISSING. LONDON, 22nd January. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
MYSTERIOUS .MURDER. SXDINEY MAN'S CORPSE IOUND. :VICTIM'S. MONEY MISSING:.' LONrl)N, 22nd Jhnuary. A ·mysterious tragiidy, the victiin - -of: which- wAs Thomas lRecks, . native of Syd ney, fourth] engineer on the .:steamer Secolia, is. being investigkted by 'the p olic: .' - . '-The dead- body of Reeks ias found lyring in a disused pit .near Wolvcrh~umpton. 'Jh1ere wais a blillet wound in -tlhe forehead ot the corpse, and also bullet wounds. ini each eyed. ilt hiisb.heei asecrtained that Reeks, .wh: wyas a stranger to W\olveiihampton; had on Saturday .last a wallet containing a :100 dol(a0 bill uand otlher bills to the total valuec of 100.0 All these are now missing, bit': buie sovcei'gns and a gold wiatch weie found oil the .body, and a scarfpin wu;ai lying a few uyard distant. Reeks was seen ~with another nman in Liverpool on Monday iigilt. Inqni?ics show that two respectably driesscd miin entrained at Liverpool, arriv inb4at Wolv\cihamipton eaily on Tuesday. - Reelks recently arr...
CANADA AND THE NAVY. OTTAWA, 22nd January. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
CANA- DA AND) THE II NAVY. OTTAWA, 22id Jaunuary. Ii the Dominion. --ouse of Commons yes terday Mr. Lcsperance, a YLench Canadirn member, gair niibtice of a bill to repcal the Laurier Naval.-Act of 1910. A group of Quebec members supports him, but it is unlikely that the measur:e will receive any general support, the fceliing being t?:?t no action should be taken until t'he Borden Naval Bill is again brought b~efore the House.
GOVERNANCE OF EMPIRE. A REMARKABLE LECTURE. LONDON, 22nd January. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
COVERNAICE OF EMPIRE. ..~~~~~ .. ' , . . A REMARI' KABLE ILECTURE. LOND)ON, 22nd January. M'lr. Sidney J. Low, tie iveli-known aiit~br aniid .brrist-cr, a;' Kinig's: College last nigit .-deiivered tlhe firkt :.of'.' . nericesf Rhodes lectures, entitled The Governance' of the British Empire. Mr. Low said that, on a superficial view, the Empire lacked - nearly all of the ele ments of unity. Thbre was no communityi of race, language or religion; no common; coinage; no common laws in rtppect to mar :riage, . naturaiisatiou,. bankruptcy, comp merce or land; .and no .Enipire flag. ;In: the supremaiy .of.th?d Crown and the. compre hensive po .ers. which the law attributed.to it, the law did hot rec'gnise the Empire; it reognisied only tlhe- Dominions and the: possessions of tlhe Crown. In spite of the. legal theoretical supreinacy of the iniperial IPa:liament, colonial opinion was moving towards c&lt;quality in situations. There .was no inclination overseas to question the a uth;i:...
FEDERAL AFFAIRS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
FEDERAL AFFAMIS. . The Federal Government, most of the nmemubers of which have now reassembled in Melbourne, has spent two.days in Cabinet giving consideration' to. various matters of moment. In the first place, some attention has been given to the best meais of putting an .end to the existing intolerable sitiia tion arising from the Labor domination in the' Senate, whicih makn:cs ie l4nrlia~t en; hopelessly unworkable. Only a general election involving both Houses affords any, hope of a remedy. The point is whether. the Government should call Parliament together sufliciently early to -permit of the creation of a situation that might lead to a dissolution of both HTouses, in May or June. . The position needs cautious hand ing, - and. although no decision has been announced-probably no definite .decision has yet been reached-there are some slight indications that :the Government is' it clined to Vtkae its push forth nodly, and seek to strengthen the Libei*al position in both Houses-b...
GREAT FIRE IN PERTH. MERCHANT'S PREMISES DESTROYED. PERTH, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
GREAT FIRE IN PERTH. MEIRCHANT'S PREMISES 'DESTROYED;. PERTH, Wednesday. SA big fire started hi 2 o'clock this motn ing at the factory and ofliceds of Messrs. Bunning Bros.' timber mernchtLiits, at the corner of VWellington-street and Melbburce road. Tie outbreak was n6t subdued till 6 o'clock. T'Ihe establlishlment, with stocks and plant valued at £10,000, was destroyed. Some adjacent cottages were gutted, and panic prevailed in the neighborhood; The fire is believedd.to have its origin in the fusing of nix electric light wire. Tile night was very hot and close. Tele phones, electric light and power poles were deatroyed to the great . inconvenience of portion of the city. Electric communica tion of the "W\\est Australian" office \was cut. and the paper could. not be issued till 11 a.m. Bunning liros.' iinsuranca s amount to £15,000. Mr.' Bunning estimates his loss at £30,000. Only half of this wnas co\veredl by insurancc. Buildings were insturd.l in the .Atlas comnp:Any for £2100, ...
STATE AFFAIRS. VICTORIAN PARLIAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
STATE AFA'IR~S ' VICTORIAN PARLIAMENT. The sinmmer sessioni of the State Parlin mient,' necessitated br the recent .eruptioiis :in. the :Legislative Assembly,. was com mended- on Tuesday. At the outset tlhe "attendance consisted 6f 17 -Liberals'and 9 Oppositionists, or 26 out of a total of 65 iembers, Waiting outside w're, the Minis ters. who had' been obliged to go before lthe.ir constituents: also Mir. Leckie, -the new member for 3BeTambra, and 'Mr. Loin mon,. who' was a member of the late Labor Government, and had not yet been sworn since his- unopposed rcturn All these -were 'brought in"with time-honored pomnip. The 'Premiei :as suipp6rted on his' iight by Mr. Membrey, anid on his left by one of hi"s 'late ?colleagues, Mr. H. iM'Kenzie, who - was much: emaciated by illnessu. WVhen the oath had been administered to themn, and they had taken their seats, the IHouse looked muich larger. There was soame curiosity 0on.the question where old Minis ters, exclided from Mr. "att's new te...
UNIVERSAL TRAINING. REGISTRATIONS IN VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
UNIVERSAL TRAINING. REG.ISTRATIONS IN VICTORIA. '" Altogether 10,037 boys born in the year 1899 Jhave registered in Victoria foi' .ii versal'traiining undertite d'fencne. slcheme.. 'Strange to say, though, the piopulation of Victoria is increasing .and, the universal training system has almost -lost-.its- new ness, the number of .boys who register in Victoria is decreasing year by year, as the.. fodlowing table indicttes:-- . SENIOR CADETS.. RCgistratious p E.C. in Traiuing Medically Mleically Who Are Areas. Exd Fit. Fit. 1896 11,88.1 .. 7,853,..., 7,015'....80.33 ' 1807 .. 11,891 ..8,0 :. 7,26i 90.49 1898 . ,563 .. 7,9S .0 6,943-.. 90.18 189) ... 10,037 .. 7,752 ... 6,99 .. 90.22 ; Totnls .. 44,37i ,. 31,3-.- 28.218 0. 00.6 Tihe proportion who on medical exIaminia tion ihave proved to b ( fit for trainliria show; .practically no alteration.. The ex emii)tions from service; inostii. of boys re sidiing in.remote districts not incbTlded in any training ar.eas, seem inordinately. heavy...
THE LATEST BLOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
-THE LATEST BLOUSE. This blouse is of white linen, wvoollen or s'lk. with navy. bands.as trimming. The fastening is at the back, and the front effect is produced .just by the use of the navy bands stitched on in point with buttons as a -finish. The collar :is stitche. to the blouse on one side to back oft nlck. the fastened in fiont with laige navy silk' knot. Th cutfs are trimmed ivith uiavy bands and button.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
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IN THE NIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
IN THE NIGHT. BY 0. RA?WORTH. The lagoon lay in the Ihollow of the soft ly swelling hills, a sheet of moop-kissed silver. The moon was laughing at her face reflected in the water. There are many lagoons, but there is only one moon. Collis 3had gone down for a stroll be cause he had an acute fit of mental in digestion, so he smoked and meditated on the commandments-and other things. Then, looking up to the :house, he saw something which made him almost bite the mouthpiece of his favorite pipe in two, and ejaculate, *for Delaney was walking towards the lagoon with the slow, cautions, feeling tread of the blind-and lie was alone! "This is deuced-rum," muttered Collis, an army of conjectures rushing in med ley to his brain. lie walked towards De laney and spoke his name quietly. The dther man turned wit'h a start, and Col lis winced at the expression of hisi face, because no key was needed to read it by. Delaney swallowed, and made an effort to speak naturally. "Ah, that you, old chap; ...
TEACHING CHILDREN TO BE COWARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
TEACHINC CHILDREN TO BE COWARDS. An eminent physician tells .how..a young man consulted him because he was afraid: of thunderstorms and asked if there' was no way for him to overconime this weakness. "'I am normal in every other respect~" lhe added, "but notwithstanding my endeavors to fight this nervousness I find it.to be of. no.avail.; it appears to be a sort of subcon scious fear." : ' . ' : This is not a matter of ridicule; remrLrks the doctoi'; but a sample of very. teal and; acute suffering to which many persons are subject by reason of panics due to various causes. - Mlany women scream with terror at the sight of a mouse. It is of no use telihnk them that mice will not hurt theierm Ih doing so you are addressing their reason, while the trouble lies not in their intelli gence; it is a nervous disease. .They be come scared just as a horse shies at a news paper flapping in the wind. .., That these wehknesses can be entirely eradicated in a gro'vn up person is. doubt ful. It- is...
THE HOME. A GIRL'S COIFFURE. IMPORTANCE OF A MOTHER'S CARE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
THE HOME, A CIRL'S COIFFURE. Ih.lPORTANCE OF A .IOTIIER'S CARE. E~very mother ,of a small daughter. is. an-. xious to have her make the -best appear ance possible. She expends some thoughlit and a good deal of tuie in the seleAtion of .the tiny wardriobe, and ever, perhaps, does a good deal of sew ing heiself ui)on the diminutive fracks;- All-th's to o ake, the little girl attractie. BUt" all this effo·t ~viiil count for nailghi~ if the mother forgets that otheir item that is so essential to the good.looks of a little girl as well as her older sisters. This is a becoming coiffure. It is a mistake to think .~that just be cause a girl is of tenderu years little or no care need be given to the. way. she 'wears. her hair. Not only the question of be-" comingness is to be considered; but nceglect of the hair at this period of her'life may. result in thin-and dull looking !ocl for the rest of her days. - In selecting a coiffure for your little girl study her face before de,:iuong.Ulon anu...
GOLDEN WEDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
GOLDEN WEDDING. Mr. John Woolcol-t, .one. of the oldest solicitors.on the Victorian roll, celebrated his golden iveddinig on Wednesday. To mark ~the _occasion a number of the : leading ::solicitors and friends in Melbourne.. met at the Lon don Hotel, and ovei- a glass of wine .drank th health. of MI..and Mrs. Woolcott. In replying to the? toast of his health, pro posed by Mr..Phillips, Mr. Woolcott stated tat' before coming to Australia early in 1851 he was a messenger for the "Morn ing Chrohicle," and many times hlid to collect manuscript from Charles Dickens, at that time "Boz."
SILVER WEDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
STLVER WEDDING. Alderman Jeffries, who . celebrated -the anniversary of.his.eilver wedding on Mon day, received the congratulations of his colleagues on the City Council at an in formal gathering a~t; the conclusion of yes t:erdayhs meeting, when the toast 'of nhis health, proposed by the Lord Mayor (Cr, D. V. -lennessy) was drunk with enthl siasm. Opportunity was also. taken, to con gratulate Aldeman Sir Arthur Snowden and Alderman MIarks on their restoration to thealth.
THE WINGS OF FORTUNE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
THE WINCS OF FORTUNE. BY THEODORE FLATAU. "Damn the thing ! Drat it t Confound it, sir !" spluttered the Colonel. These and other even more imperative brevities leaped with military precision from his tongre. He held :his gun in one hand, and, clenching the other, hoo'k it in the air; his white moustache seemed to bristle fierce and fiercer as his face turned from pink to red and from red to scarlet. The "dratted" and "eonfounded" thing was a biplane. The roar of .its gnome en gine shook tlhe air, tore it with gusty thunder, filled and burst it 'with a storm of explosion. It swooped down to within a few hun dred feet of the line of csms, was silenced, lived again -vitlh one-,?hort, hurricane roar, and sank down and out of sight towards Colonel Reppereon's house. Now, even a pheasant will turn in the face of a hundred horse rower gnome en gine. Not a bird showed up. The eight guns turned toward each other in one spontaneous expression of depression and horror. "Might just as well hav...
ABOUT SPOOKS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
ABOUT S'POOKS. Major-General Sir Alfred Turner, who has announced his full conversion to spiritualism and his belief in spirit photo graphs anrid all the strange phenbmena of Eeances, shows himself to be a very devout believer. In an interesting article in .the "London 'Magazine" 'he says:-. I have been-for some seventeen years an e~arnest investigator of the occult. I hiave held countless seances in my own house. At first the' manifestations were mbstly physical, such as those desci'bed so fully by Crookes and Lomubroso, but gradu ally these gave place to phenomena of a higher nature. Evil spirits also not infrequently came, but' these have all disappeared, driven away by higher influences. One day the prio ceedings of one of these malign beings forced us to break up a seance. It was not visible, but made itself v?.ry forcibly, and unpleasantly felt. It seized from behind her chair the neck of a lady,' a very powerful psychic: She screamed, and I turned on the light, when she was s...
DIAMOND WEDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
DITAMfOND WEDDICG. Mr.' and Mrs, Duncan Bartlett, of 'ThdOrnton," Alexandra-street,. St. Kilda, celebrated..theirdiamond wvedding yes eterday. having been married on -23rd January, :154, at St. Mark's, Church of England, Faitzroy. Both arrived in Melbourne in May of 1853, by fthe sp "Earl Grey," and Mr. Battlett was for twenty years in the employ of the'.late Mr. J. G. Francis, for merly a leading polit·ician, and Premier of Victoria, liiter, ' he was in the service of the Melbournie 'Water Supply department for eighteen years, and of the Metropolitan Board of Work? for thirteen yeas. There were ten.children of the marriage, six of whom (three _sons and three daughters) are stilliving. The ship in which. Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett sailed.from .England 61 years ago,.brought a. batch of 52 police and de .tectives to establi.a?4 constabulary at 3Mel bourne.
LOVERS' FATAL QUARREL. WOMAN'S THROAT CUT. BRISBANE, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
SLOVERS' .FATAL. QUARREL. = .. . . -.: :.., .: .,.._?._,_ ? .: . . . :. WOMANS THROAT CUT. BRISBANE, Wednesday. A young woman. Florence Johnson, was admitt;ed to thegeneral hospital last nighit 'with her thrioat cut. She died to-da3: Her lover is said to have been responsible for her injuries. The police are.dragging a creek ..6r the body of her .:assailant, who is supposed to have committed sui cide. .Lately the couple have not been on the best of teims. A small unloaded revolver was found secreted inside the girl's. blouse. Te.by of BRISBANE, Thursday. The boddy of the murderer of thie woman Florence. Johnson, at Windsor, was foihd flbating .this morning, in Breakfast" Creek, between one and two miles from the scene of the tragedy. -. The man's 'throat was cut from ear to ear..-The 'body was conveyed to the morgue for final identification, but it talhes with the 'description of the man Albert Horne, who was wanted for the murder of his lover.
ELWOOD BATHING TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
ELWOOD BATHING TRAGEDY. At about 1.15 p.m.. on Wednesday, iMr. Mylae, of Ebden-street, Elstern wick, a traveller for .Messrs. Robert Harper and- Co.," drove .: in a hooded buggy to the Bay, at .the foot of Cole-street, Elwood, for the purpose, as hB had previously told liis vwife, of having a swim before driving to Brighton and Sandringham, .where he had some-custom ers to call upon during the afternoon. At ·4 o'clock :MIrs. Mylne went to the beaclh at the same spot, not expecting to see her husband there, but intending herself to take a sea bath. She was surprised to find in Cole-street: Mr. Mylnc's buggy, which, contained his clothing. The horse was tied to a contiguous fence, and was contentedly -browsing by the wayside. Expect'mg 5to see Mr. Mylne on the 'beach, she went thither, but saw no sign 6f him. Not , many people were about. Three women who were in the' neighborhood, when asked, - .stated that some - time previously .they had seen a man hbatuling a good way out, bitt the...
PAINFULLY SUDDEN DEATH. SQUATTER DIES IN TRAIN. CASTLEMAINE, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
PAINFULLY SUDDEN DEATH. iSQUATTER DIES iN' TRAIN. . OASTLEMAIINE, Wednesday. .:In connection with- the death of IMr. 'HIerbert William Parkinson, squatter, of T?hyra, New South Wales, who expired sliddenly in a train last night when nearing. Castlemaine, Dr.. Moss,: of Echuca, . this' morning sent down a certificate.that the .cause. of death was the rupture of hydatid cysts on the liver and cardiac failure. The a.ppearance of the' body, howe\ver, did .not beiar oi't a certilicate of this nature, and "the :deputy coroner, Mr. T. Odgers, J;.l'., •and Sergeant Hancock decided that a post mortem was necessary. T:his -was 'pcr formed by Dr. Hill, and the case was so complicated that he called in Dr. Thomp son. Bot'h doctors were decidedly of the opinion that the hydatids had 'had nothing to do \vith the cause of death. . The very rapid onset of death from asphyxia indi cated, in their opinion, the necessity. of having the stomach and other organs examined 'by the Go\ rmnent Ananlyticil C...