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A LORD'S MARKET GARDEN TEN-HOUR DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
A LORD'S MARKET GARDEN TEN-HOUR DAY. Lord Hyde, the son and heir or tne Earl of Claredon, who emigrated to Canada with his wife and family eighteen months ago, partly owing to "Lloyd Georgeism," arrived here in the "VVhlto Star liner Olympic to-day, on a brief visit to England (says the Ply mouth correspondent of the "Daily Ex press," November 22). In an interview I had with him be fore he disembarked, Lord Hyde sum marised his experiences of life In a new country, as well as his impressions of the "Golden Dominion," and his futuce aims. He lias taken a farm of about 200 acres at Pickering, near Toronto, his ambition being to turn it into a market garden, and place it on a pay ing basis, selling his produce in Toronto. "I do not think I am ashamed to work," said the man ivho is related by birth or marriage to half the peerage, and who enjoyed the intimate friend ship of King Edward and Queen Alex andra. "I have learned since 1 went te> Canada the meaning of the ten-hour day, and ...
PANAMA CANAL TRANSFORMS THE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
PANAMA CANAL TRANSFORMS THE WORLD. "I have coastcd a workshop SO kilo metres long, which is transforming tJit world. It is the creation of the globe which humanity is here revising and correcting: in order to brin^ two hemi spheres closer together by'&ono miles. "I disembarked only a few hour; ago, and I cannot yet describe any thing; but in the first disorder of lny impressions, and of my emotions in the chaos of my ideas and the dark ness of my perceptions, before X iearn or see any more, I reel the necessity of immediately taking a pen in hand through one of those impulses which at certain moments render a cry of ad miration and enthusiasm irresistible. "I cannot wait. It seems to mc- as . something pressing, impetuous, fatal, is being completed, and not a calcu lated"* work of construction." So begins an extraordinarily vivid account of a visit to the Panama Canal l»y Lnigi Barzini, in the "Daily Tele graph." He won some renowji in the Balkan war through his wonderful pe...
PORTER'S PLIGHT [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
PORTER'S PLIGHT A special committee o£ four mem bers of the Battle (Sussex) Board of Guardians has been appointed to niako a searching inquiry into the question of the workhouse porter's trousers, af ter six months' constant service, were pronounced beyond repair. In April on the advice of a Local Go vernment Board inspector, the Battle guardians decided to put 'William George Parker, the, porter, into uniform in order to maintain the dignity of the ancient town. They invited tenders and voted £3, and in due course Parker appeared in all the glory of blue anil brass, an ornament to the position he lias held for ten years. But time and fate $ealt unkindly with part of his uniform, and to save the dignity of Battle he asked for a new pair of trousers. A few days ago the guardians met to discuss the matter, but, like Parker's trousers, the meeting was divided, and the trouser amendment, moved by Lady Mabeile Eserton, was defeated by one vote. Lady Malielle Eserton. one of Park er's cha...
Mail Matters. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
Mail Matters. The following communication to Hie secretary of the Wonyip Progress As sociation in reference to tlte mjue-it for an increase in the Toora-ChristieV mail service to three times a week, !is» been received from Mr. J;>s. Bennett, M.II H., through the Deputy Pcst master-General, for publication :— Sin,—"With reference to the cev; ■ inunication received at this office fro-.". Mr. T. II. Singleton, Hon. Secreta.-y to the Wonyip Progress Association, Christib's, urging that the frequency of the Toora-Cliristie's mail service be in creased to three times per week, and to my letter of the 12th ult., oir the sub ject, I beg. to inform you that alterna tive tenders for a service t-vo or three "times per. week were invited in con nection with the 1914/17 triennial mail contracts, and as a satisfactorv' offer has been received, I have ap proved of the frequency of the service from and to Christie's and Toora, vi«, Wonyip, being increased to three times per week.'' I Mr J. Sherr...
SWIMMING CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
Swimming Ci.uii. The' competitions for silver medals were continued hist Saturday, two more medals were donated, one for the fastest time and one for the most im proved swimmer. The races negotiated resulted as follows:—1.10 yds.— G. Avery, 30sees., 1 ; 11. Freeman, ITsecs. 2 ; II. Cripps, 20secs., 3.—time for winners, 2min. ; fastest time, It. Freeman Imin. j.'isecs; Neil, scr., Roberts scr., F. Fitz 20secs., W. Albrand ITsecs., and W. Pliilpott 30sees., also started. 50yds. Breast stroke.—W. Albnmd 1, II. Cripps 2, F. Fitz 3 ; time, 43secs. f>0yds. Handicap.—II. Cripps, 4secs., 1 ; (i. Avery, Tsecs., 2 ; R. Freeman, 3secs., 3 ; time—3 tsecs. ; fastest time—L. Neil, scr., 31 sees. It is interesting to note-that Toovsi I and Fish Creek are limiting a move to ; provide swimming facilities. It only requires 2Syds. long by 10yds. wide , with a depth from -ift. to Sft. to make a regulation swimming bath, although it need not he all that to teach school [ children. Foster is well situ...
Port Franklin. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
Port Franklin. Tlio annual meeting of the public hall wns hold on Saturday night last when the balance-sheet, which was adopted, showed a credit balance of £19. The election of otlicers resulted as follows—President, W. T. West; vice-president, W. Philpott; treasurer, C. 0. Peterson ; secretary, A. Dark ; committee—H. Berg, G. Avery, F. Cripps, J as. Avery, G. Wooley, (i. West, T. Johnston and W. Johnston.
COMMITTEE MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
COMMITTEE MEETING. Un iV eiiiifs lay, 21st insr., 11 com mittee meeting was held when it was decided to erect a slieltt-r shed at 'lie hill which will add considerably to the convenience of the school children as well us prove most accept- j able in many other wiys. It was also proposed to hold the I i 11 ii'n ii mi iBi'niWii annual Hporls meeting on Wtdnesdaw March ]lth. GENERAL. The heavy rainfall of-Sunday evon ing l»st hiin-pnt a green aspect npoiv tlie country and the inhabitants, generally, are somewhat pleased oC being released from the threatened drought of tho past few weeks. The recent examination in con nection with the local Stato school has resulted ill three of ilic scholars being successful in obtaining certifi cates. viz,—.Wily Grilli lis, Ernest Thorson and Eugene Johnson.
Wonga Wonga. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
Wonffa Wonga. The annual meeting of subscribers to the Wonga Wonga mechanics' in->ti ute wan held on Wednesday, 14th inst , when u good rainy put iu an appearance. The minutes of the previous meet ing on being read were confirmed on the motion of Messrs A. Griffiths aild W. Clarke. The ba'anoe-*hee', showing n debit bdance of £11, was submitted and was ado,ito I on the ni >tion of Mr 0. .lohnson, seconded by Mr W. Clarke. Although shoivinj; a debit, the balance-sheet was c m.-ddered very satislactory. ELECTION" OF OKFICKItS. The following oili-e-bearers were elected1 for the ensuing year:— President, .Mr &lt;1. Harper ; vics-presi dent, Mr J. Arni.p ; treasurer, Mr W. J. Anderson (re-elected) ; lion secretary, Mr A, Hainbliu (re-elected); libiarian, Mr C. Sawyers ; committee —Messrs J. 11 arpi-r, J. Aruup, W J. Anderson, C. Sawyers, Alf. Griffiths, senr., Alex. Griffiths, Alf. GriHiilis. A. Lay, G- Lay, W. Lay, G and J. Perkins, Win. Anderson, C .lohnson, W. CInke, A. ...
Orchard Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
Orchard Notes. The following information in regard to treatment of the orchard and garden, as taken from the Agricultural Journal, may prove interesting to our readers:— BUDDIXG. Young trees, or old trees that have been previously cut , down in pre paration for budding, may be worked over towards the end of the month. It is advisable to select dull, cool weather for this operation, so that the sap may run more freely, and that the weather will not havo too drying an effect on the bud. The operation of budding is a very simple one, and easily performed. To gain a successful end, the sap should be (lowing freely, consequently, when the cuts are made, the bark should " lift," or " run," easily, and without any clinging or tearing of the fibres, and it should separate freely from the wood. The buds selected should be firm and well matured, and should show no signs of premature decay whatever. They are cut from the scions with a shallow cut, and if any wood in the cutting be loft in, thi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
S.Q. RACE CLUB. FOSTER. Annual Meeting Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1914 On the Course 5 mfnufos walk from Rail way Station. p Tt O G K A M M £. TRIAL HANDICAP, of 9 sovs. 1st£8; 2nd £1, 5 furlongs. Nomination 9/. For all lioisos that liavo nor- won a race to tho value of 10 sovs. To start (it 1.30. NOVELTY PONY 1UCE, 14 2 to 13 h. Of 7 sova. 1st £6 ; 2nd£l. 14.2 pony Id start off five furlongs. J2 yards al lowed for every ii.cli under 14.2. L ist two performances. Noin. T/. Start at 2.15. FOSTER HANDICAP, of 15 sovs. 1st £12 : 2nd £3. About J milo. Num. 10/, Acceptance 5/. To start at3 p.m. HANDICAP HACK HACK, of 3 sovs. o furlongs. For horses that have not run ainonc; racehorses for two years prior to date of entry. Owners to sign declaration before starting- Mini mum weight 9st. To start at 3 45 Noin. 3/. NOVELTY PONY RACE, of £7, 14 h a.u. 1st £6 ; 2nd £1. Limit pony to run 4 furlongs. 12 yaids allowed for every itieli utider 14 Imuds. Num. 7/. . Last two performances. To start at 4.L'0....
Caledonian Society Sports AN UNIQUE GATHERING. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
Caledonian Society Sports AN UNIQUE GATHERING. | • Officials: — Dress — Judge, Mr T.! McCoivan ; stewards, Messrs D. S. 1 Campbell, K. McDonald and E. Begg. Dancing and I'iping—Judge, Mr P.. Morrison ; stewards, Messrs I). S. Campbell, K. McDonald, and E. Begg. Scottish Games—Judge, Mr E. T. Munro; stewards, Messrs Jas. Begg and Jas. Conway. Athletic Events— Judges, Messrs A. Allan and 1). J). Gray, starters, Messrs H. J. Rossiter and G. Brown; stewards, Messrs John McKinnon, W. Ccode, T. Weir, 11. J. Kewisli, E. Allison, S. Mogg, and T. M. Gibson. Gatekeepers—Messrs E. Kelson and C. Chester. " Your pipe," says I, "Paddy, so neatly comes over me, Naked I'll wonder wherever it blows And if that my father should try to discover me, Sure it wont be by describing my clothes ! For the music I bear now, Takes hold of my oar now, And leads me all over the world by tlie nose." Sol followed the bagpipes so sweet, And sung as I leap'd like a frog, "Adieu to my family seat, So pleasantly plac'...
DOMESTIC REVOLUTION WIFE'S CLAIM TO RESIDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
DOMESTIC REVOLUTION WIFE'S CLAIM TO RESIDENCE. A wife asked the Chancery Court (Mr Justice Warrington) to declare that the house was now hers in which she and her husband had lived for 27 years after their' marriage which took place in '1SS3 (reports the "Daily Mail," November IS). The husband made a corresponding: claim on his own behalf. Mr H. Terrell, IC.C. (with him Mr Davey), said that the plaintiff in the action was Mr Frederick Lucas, and llie residence in question was 37, Parle House street, Cambenvell. Mr Lucas was the maker of gauge rules which were used by Custom House officers and publicans in gauging spirits, etc. It was a lucrative business, and Mrs Lucas managed the financial part. The house was purchased in 1007 with money mainly withdrawn from depo sits iu the Post Office Savings Bank in the name of the wife. The conveyance was taken in the wife's name, and the house had remained in her name. For some reason unknown to counsel the wife left her husband in 1910. She ...
STREET BATTLE CATTLE-DEALERS FIGHT CADETS [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
STREET BATTLE CATTLE-DEALERS FIGHT CADETS One killed and five dangerously and others slightly wounded Is the casualty list of an extraordinary fight In Lue beclc streets late last night between a party oC Rhenish cattle-dealers and young cadets of the Luebcck Navigation School (reports the Berlin correspon dent of the "Daily News" of November 15). The trouble began at the so-called Cavalier Ball in a restaurant. One of the cattle-dealers threatened to throw a glass of beer at one of the Naviga tion students. The insult was preven ted by the landlord, but the students and some Luebeck rowdies who joined them waylaid the cattle-dealers and' their friends outside, and a regular fight began. Fists, decanters, sticks, beer-glasses, and finally long knives came Into play. Suddenly one of the Navigation stu dents named Yokan screamed, and lell lifeless. The knife of one of his op ponents had pierced Ills heart. His scream and fall passed apparently un noticed, and the parties continued fig...
OVERWORKED NURSES LONG HOURS [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
OVERWORKED NURSES LONG HOURS ! A large number of letters have been received by tho "Express" In support of a plea for overworked and under paid hospital nurses. The following is typical of many:— As a certllicated nurse, with experi ence lSoth of London and of provincial hospitals, let me thank you for taking up the hard case of the nurses gen erally. Few persons really realise what nurses' hours are. The night work is, as a rule, twelve hours seven nights a week, and Bank Holidays bring no respite. The aproaching Christmas holidays mean to nurses only extra work and extra expense in the way of helping to pay for the decoration of their wards. It is really a horrible time, so far as they are concerned. At one hospital I was in at Chiislmas time a fancy dress bail was arranged for the staff after the "festivities" for the patients were over. But, alas! every one — doctors and nurses alike — was so "dead beat" that it was quietly allowed to fall through. I cannot understand why one Go...
HOUSING INQUIRY WOMEN LIVE ON 3d A DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
HOUSING INQUIRY WOMEN LIVE ON M A DAY. There was another scene to-day at the Dublin housing inquiry, and it was a pleasant sequel to the heated inci dent of the previous day, which caus ed the Town Clerk (Mr Campbell) and the law agent (Mr .Rice) to withdrawn from the Inquiry -is a protest against certain procedure (said the "Daily News", Dublin correspondent oil No vember 2S). The Town Cleric and the law agent took their seats asxain at the table when the inquiry was resumed to-day, and after profuse apologies had been exchanged by these Corporation of ficials and the Loca.1 Government Boaid Inspector, Mr O'Conor, the business of examining witnesses was continued. The inspector male it clear that they had no animus against the Corporation or anyone in the city of Dublin. The evidence of Dr. M'Walter show ed that about 10,000 families in Dublin were living under unhealthy conditions. He was a member of the Insurance Committee, and there were 100,000 people in Dublin for the health o...
SENTENCED AT EIGHTEEN BRUTAL MURDER BY YOUTHS. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
SENTENCED AT EIGHTEEN BRUTAL MURDER BY YOUTHS. "You have . been found guilty of a cold-blooded crime,'* sulci Justice Avory, at Manchester Assizes on Mon day, in sentencing Edward Wild Hil ton, engineer, barber, and Ernest Ed win Kelly, twenty (hoist lad) to death for the wilful murder of Daniel Bards ley, an Oldham stationer (reported "Lloyd's Weekly" on November 30). Mr Gordon Hewart, K.C.. M.P., out lined the facts of what he called a "repulsive and cowardly crime." Mr Bardsley, a married man. flfty-four years of age, carried on the business of a bookseller and stationer in York shire street. Oldham. He used to sleep at the house of his brother in Egerton street, some distance away, and was found by the night watchman at three o'clock on the morning of Sunday. July 27. lying in a pool of blood on the floor of the back room of hi? premises. Near his head lay an Indian club and a dumb-bell. He was besmeared with blood, and blood was also found upon the shelves to the height of two-...
MOHAMMED'S FOLLOWERS [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
MOHAMMED'S FOLLOWERS The recent conversion of an English peer to Mohammedanism Is a remin der that the Mohammedans In this country are sufficiently numerous and influential to support severarplaces of worship (says the "Westminster Gaz ette"). Three mosques are in existence in England. Those at Liverpool and Woking have long been noted for their exquisite appointments. Of more recent date Is the one situ ated in Bayswater. The doors are gilded In a similar way to those of the world-famous Taj Mahal at Agra, built hy Shah-Jehan. In the East End there Is a sacred temple of A1 Ahmed, where the faithful meet once a year to-go through a curious ceremony in Jianor of the Prophet
MOTHER'S STRUGGLE WORN OUT WITH POVERTY. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
MOTHER'S STRUGGLE WORN OUT WITH POVERTY. Evidence or a mother's long strugglc against poverty was given at tb&lt;* in quest on Saturday on Fanny Dona'.d, aged 70, a laundry worker, of G3 Hero ford road. Dalston (reports the "Daily Mall" of December C). Annie Donald, daughter, said that since, her father died 40 years ago it had been one long struggle for her mo ther to keep body and soul together. The witness's brother was 111 in 1)2(1 for IS months until he died recently. His death preyed on her mother's mind, nnd she used to lie in bed and do no thing but cry. Asked what her mother complained it, the daughter replied, "Her poor old back, which had been worn out with !iard work." The witness became hys terical, calling upon Heaven not to leave her to fight the battle of life ilone, and had to be carried out of the: court. The jury returned a verdict of deatli from heart failure.
PARSONS AND HUNTING VIEW OF ARCHBISHOP OF YORK. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
PARSONS AND HUNTING VIEW OF ARCHBISHOP OF YORK. In dedicating on Sunday at iloor Monkton Church a memorial window to the late Rev. Charles Slingsby, who ivas killed while hunting, the Arch bishop of York defended the associa tion between hunting and the life of the professing Christian (says the "Daily News" of November 18). He would be a very bold man, nald the Archbishop, who would argue that hunting was .so cruel that it was abso lutely wrong. • "It is very difficult to express an opinion," said .Mr James Buckland, when seen, on the subject by a " Daily News" representative. "The advocates of the sport argue that it brings a j;reat deal of money into the country, and. again, the existence of the fox depends largely upon It. It is a question whe ther it is better that the fox should be shot by the farmers on sight or bred for hunting purposes." If hunting were to cease, in a few years the fox would be exterminated. Mr Buckland said he was acquainted with'a charming clergyman who h...
MANIA FOR CARDS [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 30 January 1914
MANIA FOR CARDS Berlin is getting- its /ill of sensa tions from the trial (continued on Monday), says "Lloyd's Weekly" of November 30, of Countess Elizabeth Fischler von Treuberg on charges of fraud, illegal usury blackmail, and slander. The countess is the daugh ter of a German tailor. Many prominent persons are con cerned in the trial, Including Princess Louise of Belgium and Princess Alex andra of Isenburg-Buringen, while the Crown Prince's name was men tioned during Monday's proceedings, which were occupied with the caso of a young nobleman named Von Allen, who was alleged to have been brought 10 such a pitch of despair by usury that he shot himself. This young man was said to have twice had his debts paid off by his father, once for £30,000 and tho second time for half that amount, but he was again In dif ficulties iit the time of his death. Tho chief witness was a money lender named Pnriser, and under ex amination by the Public Prosecutor ho got rather angry. When it was sugge...