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STANLEY WEYMAN'S NEW BOOK. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 2 November 1895
STANLEY WEYMAN'S NEW BOOK. Mr. Stanley Weyraau has not yet exhausted that rioli vein of historical romance which yielded 'A Gentleman of France' and other, delightful stories of French society in the 16th and 17th centuries. His new book, which we have received from Messrs. E. S. Wigg_ and Son, is a collection of episodes from the life of Henry IV. 's renowned Minister the Duke of Rosnv, better known to the world in geueral as the Due do Sully, in which the Minister who is supposed to relate them is sometimes prime mover and sometimes an interested spectator. They range from grave to gay, from love making to attempted assassination. Several relate to attempts upon the life of Henry of Navarre , and their frustration by Sully ; for , example that planned under the direction pf soma j powerful personages by a cunning Spaniard, ',- who, purposed killing the King by meftnB -of .4 poisoned plaster, and was caught by-Sully:«i his j own snare. On every occasion xho ^Minuter '':-, was succe...
AUSTRALIAN PRODUCE. WINE AND MEAT. LONDON, October 31. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 2 November 1895
AUSTRALIAN PRODUCE. -?Ui._»_. ? WINE AND MEAT. London, October 31. The superior jury at Bordeaux Exhibition have awarded a gold instead of a bronze medal to the wines from the Chateau Tahbilk vine yard, Victoria. 1 The chilled beef shipped by the steamer Gothic has arrived in excellent condition, the experiment having proved a complete success. The temperature throughout the voyage stood at from 28jj° to 2Sh°, the greatest variation being \ of a degree.
MISS ETHEL TURNER'S LATEST STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 2 November 1895
MISS ETHEL TURNER'S LATEST STORY. It is safe to predict that Miss Ethel Turner, the author of 'Seven Little Australians,' will increase her already large circle of admirers by her latest work entitled 'Tho Story of a Baby,' forming No. 1 of Ward, Lock, and Bowden'ij pretty Nautilus series. The career of a baby scarcely affords material for a story of any length, and it would seem that tlio author must soon bring her tale to a close from mere exhaustion. But Miss Turner overcomes the difficulty by taking^ in' the parents as well, and a large part of ..'The Story of a Baby' has reference to the quarrels' and reconciliations of a young couple which.' would eeem to arise not eo much from incom- ? patibility of temper as from the circumstances of their environment. The baby gets involved in his parent3* misunderstandings, and we shall spoil the reader's interest by' disclosing the denouci'icnt. The tale is brightly written and abounds in humorous passages. ' The scene is laid in Sydney, ...
COMMERCIAL NEWS. LONDON, October 30. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 2 November 1895
COMMERCIAL NEWS. London, October 30. BnEADSTUFFs.— The visible supply of wheat in the United States is 71,900,000 bushels, as against 06,000,000 bushels a week ago and 105,800,000 bushels a year ago. London, October 31. Silver is quoted at 31d. per oz., a fall of £d. on the previous quotation.
Ladies' Column. LONDON FASHIONS AND FRIVOLITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 2 November 1895
gkbkff (foltnnu. LONDON FASHIONS AND FRIVOLITIES. 'A.H.,' writing in the London Queen of September 22, says: — History repeats itself. The holidays are nearly over, and the first thoughts of many women on the homeward journey turn to wards a new bonnet or its equivalents, a toque Or hat. Indeed, mo3t of the newest headgears are toques. Figs. 1, 2, and 3 are the results of a visit to Paris on the part of one of our lead ing wholesale houses. Bright cerise is perhaps the favorite color of the moment, and it is of velvet of this tone that Fig. 1 is composed. , The crown ib covered with Etraw and chenille. Chenille puts in an appearance in all millinery Fig. 1. A NEW TOQUE. that is new. In this instance it is carried down from the crown and is visible at the side. The art shown in making this particular toque is the skilful manner in which the large rosette is formed on right side, being in one with tho covering of the shape, which is flat at tho top. On the opposite side a large gourra...
NEW STORIES. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 2 November 1895
NEW STORIES. Two new volumes of the Acme Pocket Library have reached us from the publishers, Messrs. A. Constable & Co. Mrs. Walford, the well-known- author of 'Mr. Smith,' ac quit« herself with credit in the narrower limits of 'A' Bubble.' An Acme volume necessi tates brevity, and Mrs. Walford tells her story of the disappointment in love of her hero, a young Scotch student — who is rejected in favor of a lord— without any digression and with considerable spirit, though the con cession to popular prejudice in favor of a '6ad ending' is one that might have been avoided. The Marquis of Lome cannot be credited with the same directness of method in his story 'From Shadow to Sunlight,' which is almost destitute of plot, and would be a poor effort but for the very digressiveness that makes it a bad novel. Lord Lome is an experienced traveller and a thoughtful observer, and has no difficulty in beguiling his leader into a study of Highland scenery, the quality of the Chinese theat...
ON FEMININE CYCLING. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 2 November 1895
02V FEMININE CYCLING. At the annual public meeting of tho Aus tralian Health Society held in Melbourne recently Dr. Springthorpe delivered a lee turette entitled 'Cycling as an exercise,' coming to the conclusion that there was no reason why a healthy woman should not cycle under certain conditions. If strain and exces sive riding were avoided the exercise was both safe and healthful and many a woman was benefited by it to a considerable extent To the consumptive or anaemic the advantage derived from the use of the cycle was incal culable. His Excellency Sir John Madden remarked that he was not yet entirely converted to a belief in the bicycle as a means of grati fication and benefit to woman. All could speak with the greatest confidence on sub jects of whioh they knew nothing and he there fore had no hesitation in discussing cycling. He was not yet a cyclist, he had given up dancing years ago owing to his ever increasing avoir dupois, and he feared that on a bicycle he would only p...
THE ART OF DINING. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 2 November 1895
THE ART OF DINING. A dinner should be as long as the guests find it pleasant, and a trifle shorter, writes Trvili. Old society-rounders will tell you of prolonged feasts of twenty-five years asro lasting three and a half hours, where, after the first hour and a half, the one and only wish and idea of each and every diner, guest and host alike, was to get away; where conversation droned or died out entirely; where watches were furtively consulted and confidences ex changed: as to ever being caught again. And still the solemn-faced attendants went on and on, exchanging the piates and serving the wines until tired nature's sweet restorer seemed to hover over the table. In contrast — pleasing _ contrast — to this is tho small and short dinner of the present day of not more than five or six courses ' from start to finish,' a few whiffs of tobacco for the men, a look in at the drawing-room, and by 10 o'clock freedom, an unclouded brain, an in offensive digestion, an opportunity for a chan...
THE ART OF LAUGHING. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 2 November 1895
THE ART OF LAUGHING. There are few of women's minor attractions which give greater pleasure than a really agree able laugh. It will therefore (says the London Globe) be a relief to members of the fair sex unblessed with the commodity in question to learn that with patience, perseverance, and the outlay of a certain amount of money, the art can be acquired to perfection. For tho secret we are indebted to the candid confes sion of an American 'society girl,' as re ported by the Mew York Times. It appears ibat ibis young lady, one of whoso attractions *-:. '?' ? ?.?-.. . '? ??*.?? :'.' . ? .-. ?- ?? ' is a soft little musicallftuga, reoenUy.enter tained an interesting group with an account of the means by which that notable ' charm of hero was acquired. According to her own account she started in the race of popularity cruelly handi capped. It was not that she had a disagree able laugh ; she had Bimply nothing that could be called a laugh at alL Naturally enough - this; ' hiatus vaide ...
WOMEN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 2 November 1895
WOMEN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. Women will no longer compete with men on unfair terms and undersell them in the labor market (writes Florence Balgarnie in Great Tltoughts). Capacity, not sex, will be the standard for remuneration. Hence, if a women consent to surrender her economic indepen dence in order to become a wife and mother her husband will, as a matter of course, con sider her as liis partner, entitled to an equal share in the disposal of the family income. lhe economic independence of women will ensure 'wider opportunities in life. Girls will, like their brothers, look forward to a career. Some will find it in business, others in law, literature, art, the pulpit, in local governing bodies, and in the House of Commons. All adult women, as well as all adult men, will have the Parliamentary vote. Marriage will no more disqualify a woman than a man from the rights of citizen ship. While all human beings will have equal opportunity for exercising public functions, men will prob...
SHIPBUILDING STRIKE AT BELFAST. A LOCKOUT AT GLASGOW. LONDON October 31. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 2 November 1895
SHIPBUILDING STRIKE AT BELFAST. 1 A LOCKOUT AT GLASGOW. London October 3L , Owing to the strike in the shipbuilding yards at Belfast still remaining unsettled the employers have carried out their threat wi^g regard to a general lockout in the works at Glasgow. The dismissal of union engineers at the rate of 25 per cent, each week will, it is announced, commence immediately. The Belfast strike arose through the refuBal of the employers to accede to the demand of the engineers for a minimum wage of 7£d.
LYNCH LAW. A NEGRO TORTURED. LONDON, October 30. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 2 November 1895
LYNCH LAW. A NEGRO TORTURED. London, October 30. A terrible case of lynch law has occurred at Tyler, in the state of Texas. A negro, suspected of ravishing and mur dering a white woman, was tied to a stake and after being fearfully tortured for 60 minutes the faggots piled at his feet were fired and ho was burnt to death. Thousands of persons witnessed the tragedy, but no attempt at rescue was made.
THE SULPHIDE QUESTION. PROPOSED PURCHASE OF THE CENTRAL MINE. LONDON, October 31. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 2 November 1895
THE SULPHIDE QUESTION. PROPOSED PURCHASE OF THE CENTRAL MINE. London. October 31. A company, to be called the Sulphide Cor ? poration, is being formed in London with a capital of £1,000,000 for the purpose of treat ingsilver ore by Ashcroft's process. Half the capital of the company will be composed of preference shares and half of deferred shares, the patentees taking the latter in exchange for the right of using the Ashcroft process. It is proposed to devote £250,000 of the capital of the company to the purchase of the - Central silver mine at Broken Hill, and it is reported that six shiploads ol Broken Hill ore have already been successfully treated by the^procesB.
AUSTRALIAN VERSE. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 2 November 1895
AUSTRALIAN VERSE. . ^ 'The Man from Snowy River, and Other Verses' (Angus & Robertson) is the title of . ~/l a collection of bush ballads by A. B. Paterson, .. . ' already so favorably known by his work, if nob . by his name, to readers of the Sydney Bulletin, '. in which several of these efforts originally appeared, aud other colonial journals. A sloub prose preface is supplied by Rolf Boldre wood. who sn,vs fchasa verses ar« the heat of their kind which have appeared since the death of Lindsay Gordon. The reader will have no hesitation in endorsing that verdict, which is not to say that there is anything here equal to Gordon at his best. ' Old Pardon, the son of Reprieve, ' would have been more striking if 'How we beat the favorite' had not been written. Perhaps the most characteristic piece is that from which the volume takes its title. ' It^ might have been branded ' For recitation.' We are carried on in rough, swift, vigorous lines which tell of tho surprising feat of h...
FRANCE IN THE PACIFIC. LONDON, October 31. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 2 November 1895
FRANCE IN THE PACIFIC. London. October 31. Intelligence' has been received that the special mission dispatched by the French Government to the South Pacific has annexed Huahiue and Borabora, two of the islands of the Society Group. Huahine is one of the most frequented of the Society Islands, and on its north-west side contains a safe and capacious harbor, called the Bay of Fare. Borabora, another ieland of the Society Group, was discovered by Captain Cook, in July, 17C0, and is about 21 miles in circum ference. ____—— ________
ARMENIAN TROUBLES. LONDON, October 30. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 2 November 1895
ARMENIAN TROUBLES. London, October 30. A serious revolt has occurred in the Leuoun district of Asiatic Turkey, and 26,000 Armenians are reported to be under arms. London, October 31. The Vienna correspondent of the London Times states that the Sultan of Turkey has expressed himself convinced that the other Euronean Powers are trying to isolate Great Britain in connection with the scheme for the better government of Armenia. The hostility displayed towards Great Britain by the official press both in France and Russia, it is asserted, plainly indicates that both those nations are practically ceasing to co-operate with Great Britain with regard to the Armenian question. Germany, it is further affirmed, has displayed no interest in the question, and is pursuing a policy of inaction so far as the government of Armenia ie concerned.