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THE WOMAN WHOM WAGNER LOVED. The Famous Musician's Melody of Life. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
THE WOMAN WHOM WAGNER LOVED. The Famous Musician's Melody of Life. The deposition of the mad kind, Otto of Bavaria, which has just been deci ded, recalls to the minds of all music lovers the genius of the greitest mo dern composer, Richard Wagner. For it was King Ludwig, the brother of the poor madman, who befriended Wagner in the days of his greatest poverty, and whose patronage enabled him to ,produce his immortal works. King Ot to himself x'as a friend of this hero of music. Wagner's operas, "Lohengrin," "Tannhausvtr," and the other master pieces of his "Niebelungenlied," are now popular throughout the world. But when he produced them they aroused the hatred of his critics and a passion ate storm of ridicule and contempt. He wrote some of them in direst poverty and with the despairing courage of a man who knows that he is in advance of his time They reflect the storm and stress of his own life and charac ter, but they reveal also the nobility and idealism and tenderness which lay...
A REMARKABLE MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
A REMARKABLE MEETING. A strange adventure is recorded by a correspondent of a London paper who, meeting a medical friend, looked in at a Fleet-street tavern to talk things over. Here he met another friend, a master mariner. After an informal introduction his two compan ions talked of things in which he took no interest, and he joined in another conversation. Halif-an-hour had elapsed when they informed him--profusely grateful for the introduction-that he had intro duced two brothers! They had been separated, not ,by quarrel, but by the estranging years. The mariner, as a weakly boy whose !:,fe was despaired of, had ben sent to a relative who lived mean counties away. by the sea. He had never re visited the scenes of his youth, or been seen by his parents and brothers.. Focrty}:-. ears --ad.. pass ed s:ince?e. brothers had met. The world doesn't judge'a iman :by his own clothes, but by his i~ife's. A broken heart takes about three` weeks to mend in town and five in the country. No ma...
MELBOURNE PIG MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
MELBOURNE PIG MARKET. Messrs. ,,Adamson, Strettle and Co. report:-1650 yarded. Stores.--Brisk sales, and prices improved; best ba con sta-res, :S8/ to 43/, seconds from A0/. Porkers.-Short t" supply, and prices higher; prime heavy\' 39/ to 4;/, extra? choice to 48/, prime light 32/ to 37/. Baconers.-Best pigs practically unchanged, but light-weights inclined to improve; prime heavy 73/ to 79/, odd pens to 83/, prime medium 66/ to 70/, prime light 5S/ to 64/, half-fat pigs dull, and only realised store prices.
LAND OF SNOW [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
LAND OF SNOW FROM FAR NORWAY. (BLy Harold Spender. in "The Daily News.") .Here we are on the roof of Norway. Yet we are living a life of simple com fort, ivelllighted and well heated in our two-storeyed wooden holtl, and en joying the most pleasant companion ,shil. The very snowdrifts that hank up our walls really seem quite friend ly and cosy neighbors. To-day the thermometer showed ':, degrees of frost. But from ten o'clock until two a glowing sun - travelling low along the southern horizon-pour ed its rays from a blue sky over the spotless snowflelds that surround us; and for these few hours life seemed far warmer and more genial than in Lon don. WVe are far above all vegetation and all animal life. " Standing to-day on the top .of one of the hills that look down on this place--which is just a hotel and nothing more -I could see neither beast nor bird,. nor hear any single sound break the Ltter stillness of the white world around me. The water falls are frozen. The wind is-for th...
RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
SRIFLE SII'1Ii ; I; After the Sale tniton t amin hadI cIm pieted their match at Itll?n-.rl. i hyt left fer Adelaide. reach ini lthat pl.ace on the 1lth inst., the match taking place on the 14lh. 11r. till 're'stie'nt of the S.A. Metrllptlitan I 'ni . tli coried the tOeii to .,?e 3 t; ,' ritay wa\\'s spent in i ? t r-t pears anid appi,' btian , i'ght a per t, At this stnag thin , h ,''? " . best shots of th tem a, srt. nt returned t~ \ol h· nrn-"t . ti. tii, :!ii weakening the tea.tlN. 'I',in :aft,'t IIOOII,' w a it"rianl ular mlnltnl , htoiI I-', tween teams' rIp't?'e ti Adiaid1 Rifle Club, Torres t'i. ii anl I' rant^l'} Club combined. and Slo tl io. T ho result was a feoregoni i clusioil. It Adelaide lmen Igotti1 tout tit' uu11111 The match wasvl 1 'lit i >1,'h t 1 and 6001 yards. i tilu I ' ,, 't ti noittn in the Adelaide t?." s ,at , tihe 50. The I r:l ."ri, "l, tti :ti \ t 'hlh had thfe hntii(r ,t thi highttat schoer for the layy. S . X \\' rren. . R-. i. Carter. of S r:tf~ri...
MONEY IN STAMPS PRICE FOR EARL'S COLLECTION [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
MONEY IN STAMPS PRICE FOR EARL'S COLI.ECTION The greatest deal in the history of etamp collecting came to light on eat urday. when it was announced that the famous collection made by the late Earl of Crawford had been purchased by Messrs Edwin IHealey and Company, on behalf of Mr R. 13. . Sparrow, of Talybont-on-Usk. IBrceknock. The purchase plice, it is stated, is close on ."0,000, a record figure for a single collection. Stamp collecting, (says "'The Daily Mall.") was the one great hobby of the late Earl of Crawford. and hle succeed ed in cathlering together a large num her of exceedingly rare and valuable stamps. It is estimated that he spent at least £40.000 on the collection, or more than double the price for which It has been sold. 'Of its kind it is certainly the tinest collection in existence." said Mr Healey in an interview. "It is rich in stamps that are not to be found in any col lection. and tile condition generally is magnificent. "It is the most complete accumula tion ...
COLONIAL DEVELOPMENT [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
COLONIAL DEVELOPMENT. Professor M. Bonn, of Munich Uni versity, read an interesting paper to the Royal Colonial Institute last night on "German Colonial Policy." Viscount .\lilner presided (says 'The Daily Tele giraplh" of January 14), and in the course of a short speech. compared the relative positions of Germany and Eng land in relation to Colonial policy, and pointed out how their common interests might be advanced. Professor Bonn said that Germany ruled a Colonial Empire five times as big as the Fatherland, with about 14 million natives. She ruled tlt?l not always very wisely and not yet veryl effectively everywhere; but she ruled them without very great efforts. She had. of course, wasted money occasion ally. She had had an extremely costly war in South-West Africa on which about £20,000,000 was spent. There had ieen native risings and extremely silly European settlement schemes, but everything taken together (war costs, loans, etc.) the total expenditure for the last 12 years ...
BITER BIT PASSENGER AND PORTER. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
BITER BIT PASSENGER AND PORTER. As illustrating the unfounded coin plaints which are sometimes made against railway servants, tMr W. F. .Tackson, the general manager of the North British Railway Company (Eng land), has been telling a good story, the facts of which he said, were ascer tained in the investigation of a com plaint made by the principal actor. An 'old lady turned up at one of the Glasgow stations, and, going up to a porter, said, "I say, porter, can you tell mte where I will get my train?" "Where are you going, madamn?" he asked. "What have you got to do with that? C('an you tell mte where I will get my train ?" "But 1 cannot tell with out - " "W\ell. I'm not going to tell youl where I'm going. I'll get some one else to help me." With that the old lady toddled far ther up the platform, and, meeting another porter, propounded her con undrum to him. "Where are you go ing, madam?" was his natural ques tion. "Oh," she retorted, "you are just as impertinent as your mate. I'm ...
HISTORIC TOWN [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
HISTORIC TOWN1 Of the three big parish churches which will shortly become the Lathe drals of the three new dioceses, the most interesting is St. James's. Bury St. Edmunds. The town has asso ciations which make it worthy of being the cathedral city of a diocese. Parliament was held in the town in 1272. 1296, and 1446, and sovereigns were entertained there in former ages in luvish manner. The Abbey, which Canute foundtld in 1020, became one of the richest and 'most important in miediheval times. with an enormous income. The "newv" cathedral church dates from the fif teenth century, but the tower, which §erves as a sort of campanile, is a , e)q pf Norman England, and is said o be the original work of Abbot Aln seni, who was a nephew of the famous archbishop. The new see I will be known as St. Edmundsbury r and Ipswich, a not unpicturesque de signation, recalling the combination of St. Andrews and Edinburgh.
STATE GOVERNORS FUTURE APPOINTMENTS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
STATE GOVERNORS s FUTURE APPOINTMENTS (BIy H. K. Ellison, in "Westminster Gazette.") The question as to whether local aien should be appointed as State Go ,elnors in Anustralia is one which trS,ps up periodically, aind in view of he cable which appcpared in the Lon Ion Press on Decemlber 19, it is per na!ps of more than passing interest to i\ e some infornmation which has no ittle ihearing upon the cabtle in tiles ion. Thle cable states that the West A\:st'alia Legislative Assemblty peti itnted the IlHome Governmlent, asking that tihe otliche of Govertnor tto that State might Ie tilled Iy a citizen of Lth ? C'ommnl wealth. The ('olnial Secretary replied that a c(halnge in the system of appointing State Governors c'ould not lie entertained uiniess It all plied to all Australian States, and until pIulblic opinion in Australia was over whelmingly favorable to the proposal. It is not realised in England how strongly a section of the Australian pult,lic feels on the subject of locally al...
PAINTING THE EIFFEL TOWER. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
PAINTING THE EIFFEL TOWER. The Eiffel Tower changes its dress every five or six years at a cost of from £2800 to £3200. 'The date is at hand when fifty painters will find occupation for three or four months In covering the 180,000 square yards of its surface with a new coat of paint. The shade has yet to be decided up on. The Eiffel Tower started twenty two years ago in orange, wore red in 1S93, golden yellow in 1899, and silver white on the summit and chrome yel low at the baise in 1907. There are people who would vote for an invisible shade of khaki for the coming renew al. The tower is now used as a wire less telegraph station, as a post for an electric device to prevent hailstorms, and as a guiding mark for aviators.
WINTER SPORTS IN NORWAY AMUSEMENT OF THE PEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
(ie WINTER SPORTS IN NORWAY A.MI'SU3MENT OF THE PEOPLE. h Winter sports in Norway (writes a J) correspondent in "The Times") are thU ;i ;aniuselnient of the people. They might 'e really he called democratic if the word ol were not habitually used "to denotre 11 somcething disagreeable and iunpopular r'' For there is hardly a man or woman " in Norway under middle age, except tt' e L, intirm, who does not spend most of his or her spare time struggling with tlhe e laws of gravity in the winter months. ft A nd there are five of these o winter months at the very least, even ei at sea level; higher up they have never been counted, but enthusiasts take "a busman's holiday" by holding an an nual ski-jumping competition on Mid summenr's Day somewhere in the moun- .n tains near Finse. int The strange thing is that the cult foer winter sports is not much older in Nor- HV way than elsewhere. Boys have pre'- t sumably always tried to slide down i, slopes somehow, and the more leisur- cit ed used...
PERSEVERED IN VAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
PERSEVERED IN VAIN. A short time ago there died in Blerne, Switzerland, a remarkable stu dent, who, though fifty-seven years old, had studied at the University of Berne for thirty-seven years without having taken his medical degree. This student, Gottlieb Laederach, entered the University when the was twenty. Hle studied assiduously, but owing to la nervous temperament he could never pass an examination. When put to the tests he became so emnbarrassed that he failed. Having an independent in come, however, and being gifted with unusual tenacity of purpose, he deter mined to gain his degree if it took a lifetime. When he went up for his hundredth trial he fell dead in the ex amination-room from heart disease.
GIRL'S INFATUATION [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
I fIRL'S INFATUATION S iA\ remarkable story ,of a sc'hoolgirl's SInfatuation for a music hall artist, ;'or whomn she sacrificed her hair, w'a. - old at the Central Criminal Cour. (says "Tile Daily Express'" ,of Janu try If;), when Irank Hlarw\ood, ages t 39, t"as intlhted ln a ilchargie t It lil anluwtullty taken ai giirl n:ited :'elli Munn, under the age of 11; years, oil if the possession of Charles -lerbtler tDunn, her father. I lartlwood pleadedt' not guilty. xlr. ''ral ers i-llllmllhreys. \\ho pro secutied, stated thatt Htar\\tooDl was ii laried loanl , and the girl \\ould bt 15 years old onl Febl'ruary "1l. "SiShe lived with her parents at Streatham." he added, "and in Sep t'lnber, 1 1 2. \1'hell she was 1 :i :.? years Ad and attending Streatham .1tolertn 0.o:lege, -larw'ood got into conversa til-n wiitlh her and Sonlie ot\er girtl: outside tilhHeschool. ie setllred to takll L fancy, to Nellie 1lnll, alnd I l lsket ,lei to meet hinl tliL e\vening iea, i St1eathaln Connloll. Sh...
PRUSSIAN EXECUTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
PRUSSIAN EXECUTIONS. It is notew rthy that two murderers have recently suffered capital punish ment in Prussia, because only some four to eight per cent. of capital sen tences are carried out in Germany, the proportion in Great Britain being over 50 per cent. The newspapers common .ly speak of these German criminals as victims of the axe or block, without much discrimination. By the German law all capital punishments must be carried out by beheading, but it is left to the separate States to choose their own method. In those districts which were annexed by Napoleon I. the guil lotine still prevails. Other regions may use the axe, the sword, or a car ving kniff if they please. The Prus sian method is that, the victim sit ting in a chair, he is beheaded by a horizontal sweep of a long sword.