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NO DANGER FROM THE COMET. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
NO DANGER FROM THE COMET. . To calm the fears of an inquirer who expressed alarm as to the possibility of a collision with Halley's comet, Sir Robert Ball published the following letter in the London 'Times':— 'A rhinoceros in full charge would not fear collision with ? a cobweb ! and the earth need not fear collision with a comet. In 1861 we passed through the tail of a comet, and no one knew anything about it at the time. For a Hundred million years life has been continuous on this earth, though we have been visited by at elast five corn ^ets every year. If comets could ever have done the earth any harm, ' they would have done it long ago, and you and I would not be discussing. comets or'anything else. So far as I can learn, we may be in the tail of Halley about May 12, and I sincerely hope we shall. I think Sir John Herschel said some where that the whole comet could be squeezed into a portmanteau.
QUEENSLAND. IN DEATH UNDIVIDED. AGED COUPLE BURNT. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
QUEENSLAND. IN DEATH UNDIVIDED. AGED COUPLE BURNT. Early on Saturday morning last a cottage occupied by Mr and Mrs McNevin at JBald Hills was burned to the .ground. The building was a four-roomed cot tage in a paddock, in which. about 200 yards away, was the dwelling occupied by Mr McNevin's son Hugh. . A neigh bor at work at his milking yards at 5 o'clock in the morning noticed the fire, but the building was enveloped in flames, and a rescue of the old couple was im possible. Their ' remains were found side by side as they had fallen through the iron laths, of the bed,
Surprised Her. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
Surprised Her. A gentleman who. had spent the greater portion of his life in Canada relates an amusing experience which befel Him. . .. He Had been on a hunting expedi tion for several days in the back woods, roughing it rather severely, anil on taking a seat in a railway car riage retarning homewards he looked as begrimed and weather-beaten a trapper as ever brought his skins into a settleihent. He happened to find a seat next to a young lady— evidently belonging to Boston-— who, after taking stock of him fof a few minutes, remarked: . 'Don't you 'find an utterly passion ful sympathy with Nature's most in carnate aspirations among the sky topping' mountains and the dim aisles of the horizon-touching forests, my good man?' .. ' . 'Oh, yes,' replied the apparent back woodsman; 'and I also am frequently drawn into an exaltation of rapt soul fulness and beatific incandescent in finity of abstract contiguity when my horse, stumbles.' 'Indeed!' said' the young lady, much surprised, 'I ha...
THE COLOR-CONFLICT OF THE WORLD. Will the White or Colored Races Conquer ? [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
IHE OOLOR -CON- FLICT OE THE WORLD, Will the White or Colored Races' Conquer ? One of the most impressive articles in recent magazine literature is contributed to the ' World's Work ' by Mr B. L. Putnam Weale, and the figures he gives are so impressive that we reproduce them here. ? The main racial struggle throughout the world — the struggle not only along frontiers, but in* the heart ot densely populated countries as well — must be, then between the old antagonists, Europe and Asia. This is both natural and logical, for the simple reason that Europe and Asia form really one continent containing more than three-quarters of the population of the world — that each has its own peculiar civilisation arid culture — that Europe has domi nated Asia in the past, and that Asia is now preparing to alter this state of affairs. At the same time that there is this large crash of conflicting ideals looming up — the great problem of the future— there is another racial struggle, which has already ...
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HORSE. His Mental Limitations. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
THE .TRUTH :ABOy.T THE HORQE.V His Mental Limitations. '?'?' Your rampant three:ye'ar-old horse ; cannot/ be. .held ' against his will by a k heavy, man,: .yet a, sixty-pound lad can.,.' gallop ,:hirn.. arid .dp iwhat he pleases- . with Him.', 'Yqur,' little .scoundrel of a pony is.a deyilAw,ithrthe 'kiddies,' and,, a lampj.''\Yit'hL..jfpu/'i wliy?.. What is the. mysterious 'electrical signal that dif- , l'ereniiates manipulation? Why will a horse work his heart out for one . in dividual and be wholly unmanageable with another? How can we combat this complication? ' ' . That the horse is as sensitive to r pain . as', we have been taught from countless circumstances^ would seem' unlikely. Even after the most severe operations he will usually start eating ;, as if nothing were wrong — at least, at - first, however feverishness or subse- . . quent pain (as from firing, blistering, etc.) may affect him. The severest punishment makes no difference in ?-.- this respect. You may dock him, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
Feel Weary? It's your liver. Try Overell's Little Liver Pills, Is a bottle. To the. Residents of PORT CYGNET AND DISTRICT, Goad's Shop 'IS. NOW OPENED ' By'. LTD,, OF HOBART,. Who will hold a OF MEN'S AND BOYS' CLOTHING/ LADIES' UNDERWEAR, ^DRAPi ERY, and GENERAL MERCHANDISE, THE SALE IS- FOR ONE .MONTH ONLY. ' And all goods are marked 'at City . v- ~.' Prices^ ?'- : ? ?? ? : '?' ? 7 ? ;-V!'. . ?.??'.;?? '?. this is-a rare , chance, for Country buygrs |.o ' lay 'in -a: stock of Winter Goods on .Jho saiije advantageous terms as Hobartians,' and is a,n oppor tunity none' should miss. ?? LIMITED, The Huon- People Are up to Date, and so are we. We are moving to our new promis.es and - Up-to-Date SAW MILLS AND JOINERY WORKS In Melville Street. LOOK OUT FOR THE BIG SIGN. KEMP & DENNING-, IMBER & JOINERY MERCHANTS Melville Street. P.S.— Largest Stocks, Cheapest Prices ??? '?'?? ^ ^*™ Y~-^
Dangerous. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
Dangerous. Little Daughter (reading) : In winter every animal puts on a new fur coat. Father: Don't vspeak so loudly, my pet. Mamma is in the next room. He: I say, Dolly, may I take your photograph? You look so pretty that I feel I could eat you. She: Oh, I see; that's why you want me on a plate, eh? Agriculturist ' (to season ticket holder in train) : You don't have no ticket? ' . Ticket Holder: No; I travel on my good looks. Agriculturist: Then probably you ain't goin' very far. Friend (consolingly): So you've lost yer job, eh? Well, don't worry about it; I reckon you was only wastin' yer time in a place like that. Young Bill (sadly): Yes; that's what the boss told me when 'e sacked me. A^'welUknowri' actor was showing = a clerical friend life behind the curtain between' the acts,: when the latter stiiiri&led and fell. : The other assisted ?him to rise, apologising for the semi darkness which had occasioned the accident; ;- ^: r: ' '?Don't trouble, niy dear Charlie,' said ...
The Director of Agriculture. CONFERENCE WITH FRUITGROWERS. MANY QUESTIONS DISCUSSED. VALUABLE HINTS TO GROWERS [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
The Director of Agriculture. CONFERENCE' WITH . FRUITGROWERS. MANY QUESTIONS DISCUSSED. VALUABLE HINTS TO GROWERS In pursuaaoo of his desire to come into personal contact with the fruitgrowers of the Huon, the Director of Agriculture (Mr Benson) met a number of growers in the Church of England schoolroom on Thursday night, and for three hour3 dis cussed with them a variety of- questions that concern those engaged or interested in the fruit industry. Mr Cuthbert, who ?was elected to the chair, introduced the Director. Mr Benson first assured his audience that he had not' come among them to lecture, but merely to have an informal chat with i.them in ordor to ascertain something of their conditions and their needs. He wanted to got into direct contact with those holding what might be termed the very pulse of the agricul tural life of Tasmania. Ho was par ticularly anxious that those bodies, 1'ot- merly known as the Branch Boards of Agriculture, should be resuscitated for the reason tha...
ST. HELEN'S' DISTRICT. FRUIT AND ONION GROWING. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
ST. HELEN'S' DIS- : ., ..T&ECT..V.: '; ' [ FRUIT AND ONION GROWING. ? ' For some time past selectors have been clearing land south of St. Helena in con nection, with an attempt to prove the suitability of this generally barren and ''. waterless tract of country for 'fruit cul ture and onion growing, (says -an ex change). ? The land, though traversed by . a good road, has hitherto remained un settled, and if it should prove useless for the purposes to which attempts are being made to devote it, it will probably revert to the condition in which it has remained since tho dawn of settlement in Tas mania. Several of the selectors have loudly exclaimed against being charged second-class prices for their areas, and many intending ones have refrained from proceeding with applications after' hear- ing the experiences of those first in' the the field. Mr T. Bakhap, M.H.A., has for some time been interesting himself in the mat ter on behalf of the selectors, and after a lengthy corresp...
HUON COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
HtrON COUNCIL. ? ♦ The ordinary monthly meeting of the Huon Municipal Council was held in the Council Chambers Huonville, on Monday. The Warden (Mr G. G. Frankcombj, and all the Councillors being in attendance., Cr. Rvan. roferred to the fact 'thai' the by-laws' rqquired slaughter-houses to be lined to a height of 6ft, stating that this was detrimental to the condition of the meat kept therein. He gave notice to move at the, next meeting, ' that; the height of lining in slaughter-houses be 3ft instead of 6ft.' ' ' ' ? Cr. Griffiths moved .. an amendment, ' that the Chief Health' Officer be written.' toJ, arid fully acquainted with the position of affairs, and asked whether lining 3ft. high would be sufficient.' Cr. Upchurch seconded the amend ment which was carried. It -was decided to take action against - several persons for the recovery p,f 'oyer.j due rates. ' ' *' ' tho 'Medical Officer of Health (Dr. Cummings), reported that no cases of infectious had been notified in any part ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
Huxtable's Restaurant, 45 ELIZABETH ST., HOBART. Dinner from la^m. till 2 p.n\, DO you dine in the, City regularly or at times'? ' ' ? ^ - If so drop in and test Special Business 'Lunch. '.-.'? ..-'.. -:' Fried Fish and Grills from 7.30 a.m. till 11.30 p.m. ??'?-:- '?' '?'??' MRS A. HUXTABLE, Proprietress, Printed and published by. the proprietors, The Huon Newspaper Co. Ltd., at their office, Franklin, Tasmania^ . .^ .
A CURIOUS MONEY-BOX. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
. - A CURIOUS MONEY-BOX. A Paris mendicant died in hospital, and when his will was read, it turned out that he was a man of wealth. He. had a curious idea for a safe for his money. His will, which left all his means to his sister, stated: 'In my wooden leg will be found 8000 francs' (£320h The remains were exhumed, and, sure enough, the money was found there in pieces of gold. An accom panying paper stated that the state of -' his leg always warned him when his \ means were running out. If he had to drag his leg he could take the world easy, for its weight showed that his -_? treasure chest was well filled; if he - found the foot light he had to seek alms with more energy. And he felt he was ? -? always safe from robbers'. If Moliere had thought of this hiding-place for his miser's treasure his audiences would condemn him for a violation of truth. But then the play would never have been written, for Chante and his valet would never think of amputating '?' Harpagon's leg to find his ...
"BLOOD WANTED." [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
- 'BLOOD WANTED.' . ' . A curious advertisement appeared recently in the American papers. Jt _- was headed 'Blood Wanted,' and. ask ed for strong, healthy persons who were willing to part with a half-pint of their blood. The explanation is now given. A rich American and his fam ily did their utmost by care and atten tion and change to save the life of an adored young dauohter, who was dy ing of anaemia. Her brother, Arthur Keyser, allowed the doctors to trans fuse a half-pint of his blood into the veins of his sister, and recently he offered to permit a repetition of the operation. The doctors, however, did not wish to risk the life of the brother in order to save the sister's. Hence the lugubrious advertisements. Of sev eral applicants, a dozen robust per sons — nine men and three -women— have been chosen who are willing to part with half-pints of their blood for. money; and the doctors have high .-:. hopes of being able to save the life of the young girl. . ' ' ?
ENGLAND'S SUPPLY OF HORSES. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
ENGLAND'S SUPPLY OF HORSES. The question of England's supply of horses for war purposes is naturally ? .- given prominence at this time- of scares or attempted scares (writes the Dublin 'Freeman'). There is how ever, one justification for this discus sion. In the South African War, 400,000 horses were used up, and the War Office, having no reserve of their own, purchased horses from, abroad at a very high price, considering the. character of the goods. It is pointed out that the only encouragement Eng land gives for breeding purposes is £5000 a year, and when her agents try to buy remounts in the open mar ket, they are easily outbid by the re presentatives of other Powers. France spends £300,000 a year in the encouragement of horse-breeding; Germany and Austria £200,000 each. It is admitted that a scheme of na tional horse-breeding would entail en ormous expense. Pending that, the Government have no other resort than the supplies in private hands. But more generous treatment of owne...
THE LETTER GAME. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
THE LETTER GAME. ~~;- Boys and girls, as well as those of larger growth, will greatly enjoy hav-; d-\ ' ing their wits sharpened at a 'letter- ?' party,' and for this the following set- : of questions to be answered by one and two letters is merely a suggestion: .-... Name a beverage .. . .- . . .. .. T Name a common bird ? J Name one of the human organs . . I ? . -. ' ' ? 'What is jealousy? ? ' N V. What is it to surpass others? .. XL Name a summer dress goods . . P K . Name the condition of winter pave ment ? .... . . IC Name too much of something .. X S Name a sailor's response . . . . II.. Name a creeping plant ? .. I V .-.''? Name a kind of pepper ? K N Name a void ? ;. M T Name a composition ? S A
THINGS TO REMEMBER. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
THINGS T« REMEMBER. Every man desires to live long, but no man would be old. Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.— Emerson. Industry is the right hand of fortune and frugality her left. '? ? . Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. ? Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. ? . - Every violation of the truth is a'.stab at the health of human society.— Emer- son. ? Human nature is so constituted that all see arid judge better the affairs of other men than their own. Many an anticipated trouble looks like a mountain in size, but after it Has passed it looks more like a pin-heafa. The thing to be is yourself. That is the only sort of consistency which is a jewel, and that' isn't the sort com monly meant when the word is used. A man may be- clever, brilliant, In ventive, work like a slave at his busi ness, and. yet lose everything for the want of a certain practicality in his nature. There is no teacher like necessity; it has be...
A Girl from the South Published by arrangement Cassell and .Co., London & Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER X. Good-Bye. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 14 May 1910
AGirl from the South By CHARLES GARVICEj^ ;v Author of 'Just af'Giri:' ''Nance,'' etc Pliblished^y-'a^^g^ert^^jtU Cassell and Co., Lpndon:'&;MeIbqurne. } :--?'???:. .All Rights Reserved. =^;W CHAPTER X. ;vj-:;'/ - --Good-Bye. ?.'?.'?? Dolores fled to her room, closed the door .softly, and turned the key. Slie stood'''1 still; .with. 'her hands clenched ? at ?Jler.bos;pm as if to stiii the throb bin^bf.^her heart; her face was white,' her eyes dark with passion. At first it ^vas the passion; the fury of an outraged.'.spirit. The blow she had received had. not stricken her down, but Had 'roused the intense pride or' her .. nationality, of her own sensitive tem . perament. : It had never occurred to her that \ there was anything wrong in her liv ing in the same rooms with a man to whose care her father had consigned her; therefore the cruel words she had -heard fall from the lips of Lady MerVirirhad come as a. shock, had re vealed to' Her a* condition of things, a view/: of! th...
GAOL AT 75. OLD AGE PENSION OFFENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 18 May 1910
G-AOL-AT-7.5;-:'.-.; OLD AGE PENSION .. ? OFFENCE. A tottering old woman of 75 years, named Mary Ann Wackett, was charged at ohe Footscray Court on Thursday last by George H. Brown, registrar, under the Invalid .and Old Age Pensions Act, with having, on June 60, i»uy, macie a wiuuny false false statement. Mr Harold Morrison, P.M., was on the bench. ? Mr McFarlane said that in June last defendant was a claimant for a pension. In reply to the question as to what moneys she had, defendant said she had £250 in the Union Bank at Camperdown, and that she did not have any more money. As a matter of fact, at the time she had £79 odd in the Savings Bank at Footscray. If that amount had' been included, the total would have exceeded the limit of £300. Defendant got a pension of £6 per annum on the applica tion she had made. Defendant — I say that I have done no harm. I wanted the money for my own use. I have time, and I cannot get about without money. What is the good of 2s 6d a week to a pers...
FORCES THAT ARE WAITING TO BE MASTERED. THE INVENTIONS OF THE FUTURE [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 18 May 1910
FORCES THAT ARE WASTING TO BE MAS TERED. THE INVENTIONS OI: THE FUTURE : . ??. ? -? ?? .? ' '?- '- ?'??? .?:': '??' . Thomas A.: Edison seems.^ to suffer no loss of power or- vision with advancing years. Not only has he achieved' one, of ; his greatest triumphs during the past tew months, but ma recent interview he foreshadowed some of the great inventions of the future. To a N.Y. 'Indepen- dent ' reporter he said : Among the many problems which await solution in the future one of the most important is to get the full value out of fuel. The wastefulness of our present methods of combustion is tremendous. A pound of coal has enough energy in it to carry itself around the world. We are only able to extract a small frac tion of its heat and power; the greater part goes to waste. Our best steam engines use about 15 per cent, of the energy of the coal they consume. ? -: - - Unused Forces. ?; .... There are various, methods being tried out to convert coal directly into electricity- withou...
THE PLAY. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 18 May 1910
:THE PLAY. Union opened by attacking the western goal, and it was hot long before they made their superior numerical strength felt. Imme diately on the bounce they swooped down on the leather, and instituted a well-organised The first goal of the season was registered by C. Mansfield as a result of ' sound j-lay. Union continued to attack vigorously, and frequently broke through their opponents' defence, regis tering four additional goals and one behind before the quarter closed. One or two fine rallies were made by the 'blue and whites' against considerable odds, and at the change they had 2 goals and 3 behinds to their credit. The scores at this stage were : — Union ... 5 goals 1 bhd Rovers ... 2 goals 3 bhd Soon after the opening of the second term Union had the Rovers again defending. W. Wicks got possession of the ball on the forward line, and the situation appeared momentarily dangerous, but he was penalised for holding the ,oval too long. The resultant free kick to H. Hay rel...