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Inter-State Items. VICTORIA. SAD CASE OF DESTITUTION. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
Inter-State Items. (From our Exchanges.) ? ~ ; VICTORIA. SAD CASE OF DESTITUTION. A respectable looking woman, who apparently felt her position keenly, applied to Messrs Dillon and Philpott, J's,P.', at Camber . well Court last week to have her two young children, whom she brought with her, taken over by the State and boarded out to her. She told a pitiable tale of how her husband had just been con victed of embezzlement, and sen tenced to eighteen months' im prisonment, and that in conse quence she had been left utterly destitute, and without any means for bringing up her children. « The Chairman pointed out that her application must be made to .the children's court. There was no children's- magistrate at pre sent in Camberwell, as the special - magistrate appointed had gone to reside in St. Kilda. If one of the -Camberwell justices who was a regular attendant at the Court had been appointed, the matter could have been dealt with at ' once. He regretted that this was not the case, ...
THROWING EGGS AT MOTOR CAR. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
/ ? : ? ., -THROWING 'EGGS' AT MOTOR CAR. ' Harry Hance, aged eighteen ' years, was prosecuted at Brigh . ton for throwing a rotten egg in Ormond Road, Elwood, and pl-eaded ' not guilty.' Evidence was given that the defendant, accompanied by four others, hid behind a fence after dark on 10th April, and when Superintendent Lee, of the fire ' brigade,- was passing. in a motor ; car one of the party and de fendant threw rotten eggs, one of which struck Miss Lee on the side of the face and caused sue]? injury as resulted in medical ^t ,'' tention having to be given to her ? ' in a private hospital. '?? For the defence three boys John Taggart, James Gordon, and Richard Hance— testified . that accused did not throw an egg, but that one was thrown by .a companion of ' his named Bridgland. Constable Banks, however, had given evidence that Hance, when . 'arrested, admitted that 'he had thrown an egg at the motor car, ; and expressed regret for having done so. The bench therefore fined de fen...
WHY TEETH DECAY. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
???' v vyVHYr TEETH DECAY. ^ .,,7 5'^ When we hear that seventy-five per cent, of the' children 'attending the elementary schools are .suffering from decayed teeth it is time that food re foimers should pay especial attention to 'the improvements of ihe child ren's teeth.. The fact which stands out clearly is that' the teeth of the present generation are suffering from atrophy through the want of hard substances to bite on. Our ances tors, without the use of tooth-brushes ' \ or the knowledge of dentistry which we have to-day, possessed far better teeth than we do, and we must look to the change in diet as the chief ~» cause of the present degeneracy. It is for this, reason that the less refined kind of bread called 'seconds' should be used, after having been made crusty by rebaking in the oven. It will serve to cleanse the teeth, and at the same time oblige the children to eat slowly and properly masticate their food. Nuts may be given with - ' - advantage; they are cheap and as nu...
SEEN AT LOVETT. LOVETT, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
SEEN AT LOVETT. Lovett, Friday. Halley s comet has been the chief topic of conversation here for the past week. It has been seen plainly each morning for several days past, being particularly brilliant yesterday morning. Many of the residents will feel more comfortable than they do at present when the 19th instant has passed. ;
Crushed Him. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
Crushed Him. 'How will you want your hair cut, sir?' said the talkative hairdresser to the man in the chair. ' 'Minus conversational prolixity,' re plied the patient. 'How's that, sir?' 'With abbreviated or totally elimi nated narritions.' 'I — er — don't quite catch your mean ing, sir.' ,..?'.' 'With quiescent mandibulars.' 'Which?' 'Without effervescent verbosity.' 'Sir?'. 'Let diminutive colloquy be con spicuous by its absence.' The hairdresser scratched his head thoughtfully for a second and then went over to the proprietor of the shop with the whispered remark: 'I don't know whether the gentle man in my chair is mad or is a for eigner, but I can't find out what he wants.' . -yii . V ^ '_.-??'.-.'. The proprietor jvqrit ''.t'o 'tfie waiting customer and said, politely.: . 'My man doesn't seem , to under stand you, sir. How would you like your hair cut?' ' . .. ' .'; : 'In silence.' ' . ''./'- The proprietor gave. a. .'withering look at his .journeyman,' - while the latter began ...
ELECTION MEETINGS IN AMERICA. HOW THEY ARE CONDUCTED. THE COURTESY OF POLITICS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
'ELECTION-MEET- INGS IN AMERICA ? 'HOW THEY ARE CON- ; ;; -?_ \ ..'?_/ JDUCTED. _ : ^.V.: THE COURTESY OF POLI ? The differences betwikt Ameri-: can and English — or Australian —methods in politics are more wonderful than even their agree ments. Great Britain has just passed through the most exciting election it has known tor a cen tury, and .Australia at . the moment we write is in the throes ot a political contest of at least a mildly strenuous sort ; and r, is interesting to study American methods and find how they agree with and where they differ from our own. There is plainly one stupendous difference. Political meetings in America know no 'pecklers,' and permit no inter ruptions ! The paradise of the political orator is to be. found in the United States and nowhere; else. Mr Sydney Brooks gives, in the ' Fortnightly Review,' a striking picture of this aspect of American politics ?. - The area of a Presidential con test is a continent ; more than fifteen million voters go to th...
Didn't Need It. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
Didn't Need It. He walked into a newspaper office confidently and took a seat. 'Are you the manager?'. he asked, briskly. 'What can I do for you?' replied the newspaper man, in a noncommit tal tone. 'I'm a patent medicine manufac turer. Your paper has a pretty wide circulation, has it not?' 'Wide!' The newspaper man swung round in his chair. 'Wide! I should say so. We have a circulation great er by two to one than any other in the country — a sworn circulation, sir, .of 100,000 copies' daily, and it's a paid circulation, too, and we reach the families, sir. Our paper is read by 1,200,000 persons daily, and when you consider that our advertising rates are — well, they are so low that we are going to advance them 50 per cent, after the first of next month. I don't exaggerate in the least, sir, when I say that we offer positively the best advertising medium in the United Kingdom. Why, you can see for your self what the results must be from an ad. placed before 10,000,000 people every w...
MOURNING IN THE HUON. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
MOURNING IN THE HUON. Throughout the Huon the bells of the churches have been tolled daily during the past week, ex-, cept on the day of the proclama tion of the new King, and flags have been half-masted as a mark of loyalty to the departed sovereign) Special services are to be held in several of the churches to-day.
A SCHOOL-BOY'S ESSAY ON KING HENRY VIII. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
A SCHOOL-BOY'S ESSAY ON KING HENRY VIII. 'My, you ought to. have seen old Henry the Eighth when . he was in bloom. He was a blossom. He used to marry a new wife every day, and chop off her head next morning. And he would do it just as if he were or dering up eggs. 'Fetch up Nell Gwynn,' he says. They fetch her up. Next morning, 'Chop off her head!1 And they chop it off. 'Fetch up Jane ShQre,' he says; and up she comes. Next morning, 'Chop off her head!' — and they chop it off. 'Ring up Fair Rosamun.' Fair Rosamun answers the bell. Next morning, 'Chop off ner head!' 'Arid he made every one of them tell him a tale every night; and .he kept that up till he had hogged a thousand and one tales that way, and then he put them all in a book, and called it Domesday Book — which was a good name and stated the case . . . That was his style — he never gave anybody a chance. He had suspicions of his father, the Duke of Wellington. Well, what did he do? — ask him to show up? No — drowned him in a...
COINCIDENCES OF THE COMET. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
COINCIDENCES OF THE COMET. It is an old superrtition that great national events and disasters are heralded by comets, eclipses, and other phenomena in tho heavens. Shakspeare makes fre quent use of the idea. When pleading witn urasar not to leave nis House on tne day^ that ended with his assassination, Calphurnia declares that — When beggars die there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes. Hubert reports to the troubled King John after the death of Prince Arthur — My lord* they say five moons were seen .to-night ; Pour fixed, and the fifth did whirl about The other four in wondrous motion. 'A comet'is nover soeri in heaven,' says Claudius, 'without implying disaster.' ? ? 'Halley's comet, .which . now appears in 'the' sky, is supposed to have been the ' flaming sword ' which^1 announced the destruction of Jerusalem. Joseplms says that' amongst other warnings there was a comet of the kind called Niphias. be cause their tales appear to represent t...
Why Bathurst Failed. A DETECTIVE STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
Why Bathurst Failed. A DETECTjVE STORY. Inspector Bathurst was seated in his room at Scotland Yard with a, bundle of official-looking documents' before I him. The great detective had been in structed to take up the Baker-street mystery, ana ne was going through the papers once more preparatory to beginning his investigations, when the door of nis room was gently pushed open and a young officer entered : I 'Can you spare me a few minutes, '.sir?' I 'Certainly, Forrester. Come In' | Then the detective pointed to a chair I 'Sit down, my boy, and make your self comfortable, while I get these papers in order.' Presently the great Bathurst drew his chair nearer the fire. 'Now, Forrest er, I am at your service. What can I do for you?' 'I want to speak to you with refer ence to the Bridgecrol't murder case. You remember the circumstances, sir?' 'Quito well.' said 'Rathiirst. nft-or. a pause; 'but you know the whole thing was shelved long ago. It was a miser able failure so far as I was conc...
Heard on the Telephone [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
Hfeard on the telephone ' ??'?'..' By B. Lessing. All the world loves a lover. Curios ity,- thy name is woman. Eavesdrop pers never hear good of themselves. There you have all the philosophical reflections- that fit this tale, and with out more ado I shall' proceed to tell you what happened in Brownsville. me bhifnns were at supper when the telephone bell' rang, and Mrs. Shifrin, with greater 'alacrity than you would ever have thought she could display — for Mrs. Shifrin was fat— hastened to -take down the receiver. 'That wasn't for us,' her husband said. 'It rang four times, and our call is two rings.' But Mrs. Shifrin put her finger to her lips and said 'Sh!' and with a. smile of seraphic content proceeded to listen. At exactly the same time the Rosenteins were at supper about three - blocks down the same street^ and they too heard the telephone bell ring. Mrs. Rosenstein upset a chair in her eager ness to answer, while her husband, in mild surprise, said: 'That wasn't for us. It ...
PASSENGERS DISAPPEAR. TWO MEN LOST FROM OPHIR. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
?' PASSENGEES DISAPPEAR. TWO MEN LOST FROM OPHIR. During the voyage from London of the Royal Mail Grient liner Ophir, which ar rived at Port Melbourne a day or two ago, two third-class passengers disap . ??' peared at different stages of the trip, and ..in each case it is supposed that the missing men jumped ovferbpard. v The first of these tragic incidents happened the night following the departure of the liner from Marseilles, and although a strict search was made for the missing man, no trace of him was discovered. Subsequently, .when the vessel was .??'. crossing the Indian' Ocea, a second ma.n . was missed, and was not afterwards seen. He is said to have been peculiar in his i ' manner for some time previously. Both of the men. Btrangely enough, were ; booked for Fremantle, but they were strangers to one another. ??
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
T S kn wn all (Ser Tasmania as absolutely the be3t watch obtainable at a reason JL ? able outlay — specially designed for hard' rough wear. The price is 20/-*and it' is guaranteed for -28 years, and kept in order free of charge fo 2 years . 15 U IXlhjXJO ±Jii±J±Js :'?:.',. JEWELLER AND OPTICIAN, 101 ELIZABETH STREET, HOBART - .- ?-----. - .:;,-? -' - ------ TELEPHONE '3S5V^ '~ ---?' ''?-' '-'? ~-^i;-^ ^
MAIL TABLE. INWARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
' MAIL TABLE. . - . TNWARDS. ? United Kingdom*, 'Continent of Europe ?-.- India, Wednesday morning. New Zealand. Thursday, per Maitai. U.S.A. and Canada, 19th inst. . OUTWARDS. - , U.K., India, Tuesday, 7 a.m. Australian States, Tuesday, 7 a.m. ;;. South Africa, 21st inst. .'.-... China, Japan, Manilla, etc., 25th inst.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
THE NATIONAL MUTUAL LIFE ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRAL ASIA LTD; ''???' -' ? ? . ? Are issuing - .Children's Endowment i- .}';. '-..- : Policies .??? WithNew . GUARANTEED INCOME FEATURES. These' Policies become fully paid up in -the event of the death of parent or guardian. .-_ ? Rates will be supplied on application. ? ? n ? LADY AGENTS can find lucrative ... -?' . occupation in the work of insuring ?;'--.? women and thafc- of the Endowment of ^Children.' JAMES S. INCH, ?? . /-.,',????:?. Manager for Tasmania. - Jones & Williams, LADIES' AND GENTS' PRACTICAL TAILORS, 63 Harbottle's Buildings, Elizabeth ' * Street. Country Orders promptly attended to «» Entrance between McKean's Boot Shop j-»d American Sugar Boilers (Upstairs.^
GEEVESTON. NEWS OF THE WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
-?GEE¥EST0K. . .-??'? ?.'.ttt: — . -m ... , — r~ NEWS OB ^JJE0^EEK. (From Our - Own Correspondent.) ? A rather unpleasant experience befel a party of G-eeve.stonites 'on the 6th inst, % TKey had been to a so'6ial evening at' Wattle. Grove, and after having a good time till about midnight tbey- decided to leave ; for home. V Accordingly they probeeded to the water' ^^ edge and got into their 'boat,- 'tice night being fine and fairly clear. They had not gone -far, however, before a dense fog came on, and they could not distinguish any thing, not even a glimpse of th© lights in the hall whieh; they'had just left. Thejr rowed and rowed till half-past 2, when theyhe^ard a call, 'If you don't listen, you'll be lost.' ;!ft was a man, qr tb,g shore they had just left; an^-they found, after rowing for all that time, they were only a few yard.8 the river. They J landed ' orieg more and spen.t \l& time lighting a. fire; AfterwaTds a ^ind friend, invited them to hi3 house, where they st...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
NOTICES. ? JOBBING. DEPARTMENT. '* We desire to inform our readers that we are ; prepared to undertake ? all kinds oi Jobbing Work,, and trust that the, resi dents of the Huon District ?will accord us their support in this department. TO INTENDING ADVERTISERS. The Manager will be pleased to quote rates for Advertising to any; intending advertisers. Special arrangements will be made tor Contract Advertisements. J ? . ??? ' . \ IMPORTANT NOTICE. ',-..''.1... In view of the fact that it has come to our knowledge that certain of the papers despatched from this~ Office, have been going astray, we would be glad if those Subscribers who have not been receiving their papers regularly, would communi cate with the Manager without delay. THE Hm©iri Time§B SATURDAY, MAY Id, 1910.
The Huon Apples A LUSCIOUS FRUIT. IMPRESSIONS OF DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
The Huon Apples A LUSCIOUS FRUIT. IMPRESSIONS OF DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE. ^ .The fertility of the country, 'and its adaptability for the producti on of . all kinds of pomacious fruit to perfection; the ; remarkable crops yielded,. from the * old trees. ; and the excellent flavour, tex ture, and coloring 'of the fruit grown were some of the things that impressed the Director of Agriculture during his travels -, through the Huon within the past few days. In an interview with the writer yesterday, he said :'' The quality v of the apples and. pears produced in your district is exceptional, -and th ^produc- tiveness of the trees is hot only good, but apparently lasting also. I might say the crops yielded by some of your older trees compares favorably rwith those found in many ofthe oldest fruit-growing countries- in the world— rthey are really enormous.. Furthermore, the fruit this yaar,: as far as I have i been afele:. 'to 'judge, . is 'remarkably clean, of good color and texture, and i...