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TWO FRIENDLY FRENCHMEN. ENGLISH GIRLS AT FRENCH SCHOOLS. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 21 January 1910
TWO FRIENDLY FRENCHMEN. .ENGLISH GIIOiS AT FRENCH, KnT-Tnrvr.s In an address at the Women's Insti tute, "Victoria street, Miss Wicltslead"de precated sending young English girls to school in France, and warned parents that in no case should a girl he sent ■un less under the control o£ someone known to them. ,Even in the case o£ students of ma turer years, the lecturer said that con siderable strength of character was ne cessary in order to avoid acquiring the exaggerated feeling of freedom from convention which the English women nf fcct abroad. • Miss Wickstead drew a comparison be tween the diligence of the French and the English students, scarcely flattering to the latter,and emphasised the fact that want of tact and courtesy was no un common failing of our nation abroad. , "The English are charming, except when they are here," is a French saying. If the English woman goes to France, she said, let her; select her pension with care, and learn the manners and cus toms of the country...
A PATTI STORY. "A BARGAIN'S A BARGAIN." [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 21 January 1910
A PATTI STOBY. "A BARGAIN'S A BARGAIN." Once, .after a concert 1n Ohio, Mme. Pattl was present at a supper at >vhich many singers and local notabilities. In cluding Judge Matthews, were present. Supper over, Matthews pressed Ma dame' to sing, but the Diva showed no inclination to oblige. "Sing, and I'll do anything you like," pleaded Mat thews in despair. "Anything?" asked Pattl. ' "Anything," repeated the usu ally grave lawyer with emphasis. So the young vocalist sang "Home, Sweet Home." ■ "Now,. Mr Matthews," she began when the song . was over, "please stand on your; head." .."Gracious! You're joking, child," gasped the lawyer. "Not at all," replied the singer.. "A bargain's a bar gain." "So it is," answered the master of equity; "and here goes." And up in the air went his feet amidst the frantic anolause oC the assembled company.— , "M.A.P."
THE NEWSPAPER LAWYER. THE OUESTIONS HE ANSWERS. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 21 January 1910
THE NEWSPAPER LAWYER. I !r rrtrir nrreRTTONS HB ANSWERS. t J have for some time answered the legal questions In the "Weekly Dis patch." It may be said that this Is not a pro per thing for a barrister to do. I dis agree. I cannot see that the procedure In any way violates professional eti quette. 1 never advertise myself; X never obtain any personal advantage from the work (except, of course, ' the ample re tainer I annually receive from the pro prietors). And I believe that I do a vast amount of good among a very deserving and of ten hardly-dcalt-wlth class. "What a por-' tontlous thing "going to law" appears to a majority of people—what an exceed ingly unpleasant thing It actually Is in a majority of cases! Yet there is so much Injustice and oppression In the world that I can understand the least quarrel some of men being some day or other driven to exclaim, "I have piK up with a good deal, but this I won't stand." Wliat is he to do? "Consult a solici tor?" He -does not know one; a...
CRONJE AS SHOWMAN. HIS CLAIM FOR £500. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 21 January 1910
CTSONJE AS SHOWMAN. HIS CLAIM FOR £500. The troubles of General Cronje, one of the heroes of the South African war (says the "Petit Journal") have not ended with the surrender of Paardeberg. The valiant Boer is at loggerheads with the director of the Transvaal spectacle at the St. Louis Exhibition, and Is claim ing L500 from him. it may be remem bered that Cronje, with several of his old comrades-at-arms, entered upon an en gagement to give a series of stage repre sentation? of scenes in thi*.w?r. Cronje's companions have Stpn no bet •tor treated than himself by tijc manager of the enterprise. Captnin JWSlin Hlndon, who during the war endeavored several '.lines to rapture Ix>rd Kltfcheier. Is now trying to obtain payment/ of l.CO of ar rears which (the manager ovvs htm. "That's moro Ulfflculty* he EJiys with a. sigh, "than trying to Wake a c;i;iUve of lyord Kitchener. ^ . -A
IRISH PEERASE ROMANCE. ALLEGED CONSPIRACY. SERIOUS CHARGES. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 21 January 1910
IRISH PEERASE ROMANCE. ' ALLEGED CONSPIRAqj: V SERIOUS CHARGES^ Some remarkable statements' 'were made in the Chancery Court at Dublin on 2nd November, when the Master of the Rolls resumed the hearing of the suit in which George Godwin Barnham Swifte seeks a declaration that the per sonal estate of the late Godwin Meade Pratt Switte, commonly known as Lord Carlingford, was devisable between plaintiff, hi3 deceased brother, Longue ville Meade Swifte, and one of the de fendants, Godwin B. M. Swifte; and a declaration that tiie second defendant, Mrs May Jane Swifte, was liable to make good and pay to the plaintiff and to the legal personal representative of I.nngueville M. Swifte the full amount of their distributive shares in the assets of their father, the late Lord Carllng ford. The total yearly value o£ the property in dispute is stated to be about L'20,000. Plaintiff produced the certificate of his father's marriage with Jane Anne Hopkins, in Liverpool, on 18th March, 1S46. 'Witne...
WHERE CHRISTMAS GEESE, ARE SHOD. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 21 January 1910
WHERE CHRISTMAS GEESE , ARE SHOD. According to n consular report, an annual "goose market" takes place some time prior to Christmas at Warsaw, through which some .1,000,000 gecso pass, some for consumption at Warsaw, but most for export to Germany. Many of the geese come long distances, and to protect their feet they arc "shod," at It is called, before setting out on their Joutney to Warsaw. The 'shoeing" process is accomplished by their being first driven through tar poured on the ground and then through sand. After this operation has been repeated several times the? feet become covered with a hard crust which protects them during this long m.ych on hard ground. Johnnie (who has been trying to opon tho hirdfT '1 nor}: It'sjio good, Toni, Not onr ol the keys will lit. Tommy: Well, then, nil >e can do now is to wait until roetbrr comas home, and ask hot for something tor bong good boys.
THE LADIES' COLUMN. USEFUL HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 21 January 1910
r Y*fr£ 1/IJJIE8' COL® MA.| USEFUL HINTS. Pewter ware should bo washed in hot water with fine silver sand, and after wards polished with a leather. IC a cotton gown has become green with grass stains pure alcohol rubbed into the stains will remove them. Always make coffee ;vith fresh water, and use it as soon as it Is made. The coffee-pot should be kept scrupulously clean. If the celinr Is inclined to be damp, boxes of lime placed in it will assist In bringing it to a more healthful condi tion, and pieces of charcoal will also nld in purifying It. A little pulverised chalk moistened with ammonia and applied with a brush wfll remove the mark caused by the dripping o£ a faucet in a marble basin. An old tooth-brush Is a good thing to uso for this purpose. You should always add a little vine gar to the water In which stockings are rinsed after being washed. The stock ings should then be dried wrong side out. Colored stockings will be unfaded, and black ones .will retain their original l...
ENGLAND AND GERMANY. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 21 January 1910
ENGLAND AND GERMANY. Italy Is an astounded witness of the most tremendous of spectacles, of the most tragic fatality, that which irresis tibly urges the two colossi, England and Germany, against each other. They ad vance on their path like two engines rushing towards each other on the same line of rails, without yeilding an inch, towards the frightful collision which no human force can prevent.—"Mattino,"N Naples. England's more in mailing the new treaty with Japan kills two birds with one stone, as it guarantees her own sphere of Influence in China, and con fines her relations with Russia to I a European limitation. • — "Zeituuj;, Munich.
UNSENTIMENTAL JOURNEY. WITH ONE'S AUNT. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 21 January 1910
UNSENTIMENTAL JOURNEY WITH ONE'S AUNT. Mr R. Mudie-Smith writes in the Tx>ndon "Dally News":— "My dear aunt," I said, "I myself "will see your luggage in the train to morrow; there is no need whatever for It to be sent to the station to-night." "But, Harry, I should feel so much more nt rest were I sure that it was safely there. It is such a relief not to have to trouble about it in the morning; there are always so many things to think of at the "last moment." "But you have no reason for thinking 0.30 to-morrow will bo your last mo ment." "Harry, I wish you would not make a jest of sacred things," replied my Aunt with asperity. "My dear Aunt," I retorted, "really, it Is you who are to blame for regard ing a trunk as a sacred thing; neverthe less, since you will not sleep to-night unless your baggage is at the station, to the station it shall go." Therewith I put on my hat, walked to the district line, and engaged a por ter. H($>arrived soon after my return, and my Aunt herself...
SOME CHRISTMAS TOASTS. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 21 January 1910
SOME CHRISTMAS TOASTS. To a heart that's stable. An arm that's able, A friend that's true, And that friend Is you. "To our friends and to their friends: May Fortune Imagine a spring of mistletoe over each of them and smother them with kisses." Pledge mo a health, my loal old friends, And drink to other days; Our friendship is no summer flower That speedily decays. Whate'cr our future lot may be, Tho' distant long and far, May we no'er prove, such friends as wo, t«ess loyal than we are. To all who are glad this Chrlstmastldo Let glasses chink; To all who are sad this Chrlstmastldc In silcnco drink. Sine* all are cither sxd or glad, Of all we think. Saved Time.—Darkey: "I didn't know dat you could rend, Downey?" Down«>> (apparently much Interested In hii paper): "Oh, yes, I bab read eber sintY I wuz or boy." "Den how roraes It djn you are rending yo' pap,ill upsldi down?" "I alwoys rends clnt way Downey, den I'se fret to do bottom 01 de facts widout having to read down •!« hull ...
WHAT HE MISSED. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 21 January 1910
WHAT HE MISSED. A certain gentleman, having recently mover! into the district, had hail no experience of that terrible scourge known ns the town's brass band. Consequently, when a few days be: fore Christinas, a man called upon him and informed him that the band would piny "a selection of carols in' front of selected houses." Mr X. had no objection to his name being aclded to the list. If Mr X. was surprised when the band didn't turn up, he was simplv astounded when, on Boxing Day, his visitor callcd again for "that little donation." "nut," protested the gentleman, "your band did riot play in front of my house!" It was the \dsitor's turn to be surprised. "My dear sir," he gasped. "If our band had—er—troubled you, do you think I should have had the colossal impudence to call on you this morn fng? Your name was on the list, consequently you—or—escaped! Per haps, sir, being somewhat of a stranger, you don't know our band? Ah!"—sadly — "in that case, sir, " you'll never know what you've...
DEBARRED FROM KISSING. GIRL MUSICIAN'S VOW. FOR ART'S SAKE [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 21 January 1910
debarred from kissing. GIRL MUSICIAN'S VOW. FOR ART'S SAKF! That the habit of kissing prohibits greatness as a flute player is the reason given by Miss de Forest Anderson £or not indulging In osculation. Miss Anderson is a young American flautist who made-her debut belore a London audience at the Queen's Hall on lOtli November. "You have to choose now," she was told by her doctor and music teacher, "whether you will be a flirt or a flautist." Phe chose to be ;i flau tist, vowed she would never kiss and has since refused tlie kisses of cowboys and duchesses. "The reason for the prohibition," she explained recently to a London "Evening News" representative, "is,of course, phy siological. The muscles of the mouth of a flautist are delicate and sensitive to a degree. There are few great flautists—the really great never kiss. I hope that Is not egotistical. " I receive kisses in letters. I have battled against kisses on platforms. Not long ago I was playing at the house of one of your du...
ATLANTIC FLEET GUNNERY RECORD. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 21 January 1910
ATLANTIC FLEET GUNNERY RECORD. A naval correspondent of the "Telb grnph" .elves sonif- account of the gun nery practice o£ Admiral May's fleet. The Admiral's flagship, the "King Edward VII.." stands to-day at the head of the whole navy as tho best shooting ship with heavy weapons. This ship has been tested under the most severe conditions, and in circumstances which are the nearest approach to those experienced In an actual action. The guns crow had to fire at a target much smaller in size than any probable an tagonist in war, while steaming at a speed of fifteen knots, and tho gunners had to estimate the exact rango, which exceeded threo and a half miles. With her 12in. guns she fired eleven sheels rapidly at the target, and no fewer than ten of them hit it. Tho range was be tween 6000 and 7000 yards.
SPARKS AND SPANGLES FROM A CHRISTMAS TREE. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 21 January 1910
SPARKS AND SPANGLES FROM A CHRISTMAS TREE. | It does not follow that a Baker is a Loaf-cr bccause he kneads bread. Or that a Butcher &lt;s a Stake holder hecniisc ho has steaks. Or that a Tailor is a Suit-or be cause ho presses his suit. Or that a Beggar is a Solicitor be cause ho solicits. Or that a Minister is a Creditor be cause it is to his credit. Or that a Doctor is a Minister be cause-he ministers to sick people. ... Or that a Hamster is a Bar-keeper bccausc he is called to the bar. Or that a Bookmaker is an Author because ho makes books. Or that a Player is an Artist be cause ho draws his salary. Or that a Dealer, is a Bridge Player because of his deals. Or that a Reporter is a 'Watch maker because he is a repeater. . Or that a PorLor is a Stationer be cause ho is in a station. Or that a Linondraper is a Sailor because of his many sales. Or that a Soldier is a Pugilist be cause he lives by fighting. Or that a Sailor is a Spinner be cause ho spins yarns.
Eugowra News. (From our Correspondent) [?]day. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 21 January 1910
Eugowra SMews. ICFroni'our Correspondent) jway 'Beautifdl:rain started :last TueV. li''i Aweek &lt;aud 'fell 'almost 'incessant! °'u^ 'She (following ^SunUay, ;S48 »| 'being registered. The raiuhas. 'all the 'tanks ifor 'domestic puirj •"and will 'ido itnuch igood'for^tbB •crops. MARRIAGE. &nbsp; Last Monday week at the R.C. Church a marriage was contracted &nbsp; between Miss Kate Mulqueeney, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Mulqueeny, &nbsp; and Mr. John Sloane, second eldest son of Mr. Robert Sloane. The Rev. Father O'Brien officiated. The wed- ding party later adjourned to the residence of the bridegroom's mother, where the wedding breakfast was served. After the usual toasts &nbsp; were honored, the happy couple left for the metropolis, where the honey- moon is to be spent. the wedding presents comprised a good number of suitable articles. &nbsp; EUeOWItA atAILWAJC The annual meeting of the-Eui Irowra the after ;W upied wbers read on...
HERO'S LONELY BURIAL. A CRIMEAN VETERAN. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 21 January 1910
HERO'S LONELY BURIAL. A CRIMEAN VETERAN. "Not a drum was heard, not a fune- &nbsp; ral note " Buried by charity, un- mourned by any relative or close friend, &nbsp; three comparative strangers standing by his humble graveside in Kensal Green Cemetery, that was the end of Richard Martin, aged seventy-five, aforetime private in the Scotch Fusilier Guards, and one of the now rapidly dwindling little band of Crimean he- roes. &nbsp; Martin served his country well. He passed through the horrors of the trenches before Sebastopol during the winter of 1854-55. He nibbled his two hard biscuits daily, and gnawed his meagre chunk of raw, salt beef— eaten raw because there was no fire to cook it. He stood knee deep in icy sludge the day through, and he slept in it by night. Around him his comrades died worse deaths than from shot and shell; they died from the twin visitants, starvation and cholera. And Martin, as a member of a burying party, dug the graves of many of his...
MERSTHAM TUNNEL MYSTERY. THE VICTIM'S FUNERAL. PRAYERS FOE A CONFESSION. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 28 January 1910
j MBRSTHAM TUNNEL MYSTERY, j THE VICTIM'S FUNERAL. PRAYERS FOE A CONCESSION. I I Under a leaden October sky the re mains of Mary Money, the victim of the Merstharu tunuel tragedy, were on Oc I tober 3rd' laid to rest in Watforrl Oeinc ,'tcry. I The funeral procession started from I the house of Mr George Mouey, brother of the dead girl, in Mascot; street, and passed along St. Albans road and Cassio ; road to the cemetery. The streets were i I densely thronged with sympathetic I spectators. The cemetery gates were closed to the general public, so that there was .. no unseemly crushing inside. The crowd j was deeply sympathetic in demeanor, j In addition to the relatives of the mur dered girl, Mr Bridger and Mr Frank i ■ Butler followed the coffin, which was i simply inscribed, to the grave. - ) The first part of the funeral service took place in the small chapel in the ■' centre of the cemetery. I The Itcvs. J. 'J'. Home and' J. Bin- ' nick officiated. Both are . ministers of i lite ...
SCHOOLBOYS AT SEA. AMERICAN TRAVEL SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 28 January 1910
SCHOOLBOYS AT SEA. AMERICAN TRAVEL SCHOOL. A (jreat deal of envy will assuredly Col low the boys of Mr Sargent's American | Travel School, which has just started for ; an eight months' tour round the world, ■ sailing from San Francisco for Yoko hama. , Last year a European tour was made with six boys, and we are asBured. that grateful parents testified, on the boys' return, to their improved health and habits. The cost of the trip is iL440 ("exclusive of laundry, clothes-pressing," etc.), and not more than ten boys are taken at a time. The itinory on this occasion includes the Hawaiian Islands, Japan, China, the Straits Settlements, Ceylon, India, Ara bia, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Sicily, the Klv lera, Spain and Morocco. In addition to keeping a diary and doing his ordinary lessons, each boy will have lessons from native tutors wherever the party stops. Last year, we are told, there was no 'illness in the party, not even it day's sea sickness, for which Mr Sargent has, it appears, disc...
A SCOUT'S ADVENTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 28 January 1910
A SCOUT'S ADVENTURE. (By,::,7 AMES GUAY WADDELU) Trooper Rcnny, of the Pennsylvania Scouts, ,iad been detailed to carry . despatches to the commander of an outlying wing of the American Army in Manila, involving a trifling ride of twenty-five miles. They were import ant' despatches; the : General in com mitting them to his care had told him so—not that the fact made any : difference to his zeal in the perform ance of his duty. Despatches were de :,spatchos, and their importance or un importance was immaterial to his sense of responsibility. He was a man of few words. "My life for their, safety," was his curt' reply: when it was impressed upon him that the despatches must on no account fall into hands other (.ban those for which they were intended, and in ten minutes his horse was saddled and-he was under way. As a matter of fact, he appre hended no danger, and no danger was apprehended for him. The rebels had been inactive lately. It was oven doubtful if any were in the neighbor hoo...
IRISH ROMANCE RECALLED. A FRUSTRATED ABDUCTION. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Eugowra News — 28 January 1910
IRISH ROMANCE RECALLED. A FRUSTRATED ABDUCTION. The "Westminster Gazette" says:— Viscount Gough, whose serious illness la reporter! from Lough Cutra Castle, Gal way, is old enough to remember one'of the most sensational romances of the last century occurring in his own family cir cle. He was just five years of age when John Carden, "Lord Barnane," a Tippe rary landlord, attempted to abduct his aunt, the beautiful Eleanor Arbuthnot. of Bidcrslie, Surrey. MJss Arbuthnot was at the time on a visit to her sister, Viscount Oougb's mother, at their; resi dence, Rathronaji House, near Clonmei, when the attempted abduction,' which thrilled the Three Kingdoms, took place on the 2nd of July, 1S54. ,• John Garden, a relative of Sir John Carden, Bart., fell in love with beauti ful Miss Arbuthnot, who, however, de clined his offer of marriage. He con ceived the foolish Idea that she really returned his affections, but was pre vented by her friends from accepting his proposal. So he planned her a...