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The Height Record. [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 July 1919
The recent claim put forward that the .height-of six.mil.e&'achieved by two aviators is a record'is' likely to be ques tioned, especially by those, who are familiar with the early history of aerial . exploration. .. ;.Xn: September, 1862, a ba.Uoon ascent W^^ade.from "Wxjlyerhai^ton by Mr.. l&jJisljBr arid Mr."Uoftwellj^hose special ^lf|^iiwa8'46^SeJhow, g$&t a height it, r5^s%'()ssibl?. .to. attain. . h&rghtf^of '29,0(mjj£ Mr. Glaisher', fchfit Jns^righfcrarm had become,; ^dotv^eIbss, and his lGXt^arm quickly fol ^^ped-i stt&P ' His fell loosely on, vHiarsKqulder, and s(§Klenly he was seized,! £wiJK ^lindhess. ,4^ ^TliiCoxweiy^yr that no time was to. ("be lost ii spjusr of them was to get, ■'.lo eatjfch alj^faijd, as he, too, had both'; he seized the valvfe his teeth, land allowed gas to,, gradually until, the balloon de-.' iri a- quiet spot* near '.Ludlo#. 'height' attfiined'in this journeysj£r."&lt; Q-laisher calculated, was 37,OOOf...
Coal Tar: It's Wonderful Character [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 July 1919
Coal Tar : It's Wonderful Character The modern magician \s favourite raw material is coal-tar. He waves bis wand over it and, lo! all sorts of mar vels spring into being. Coal-tar—a cheap' by-product in the manufacture of ordinary gas-—is an ex ceedingly complex organic compounn, out of whic'h the chemist seems to be able to dig almost anything he wants, from a dye to a perfume, from a disin fectant to a grease-spot eradicator, and from a ■pain-killing drug to a war ex plosive. . . It is almost a_ century since naphtha lene was first derived from coal-tar. We are most familiar with it tc-day as the substance out of which moth-balls are made. But from it have also beeu obtained some beautiful colour* dyes— buttercup-yellow, a variety of scarlets, pints, and greens. Known to Every Household. Next came benzine—discovered five years "later, in 1825;- There is a little bottle of it in everyvhousehold, because, of its property of /dissolving fats, and therefore effective as a remover of g...
Buying a Wife. [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 July 1919
In^gauda the>^eragi&cost cfaBgffife is f o££ jjulls, a of^eartj$dgi|pi»nd six seWlfi^need^Si^1 A Kaf^Jlacp^te cordingvJ|^^^§^i^ status ily, is ^iltli frattLStjvo to tefficowjai A NavajoS^l can|§^be bought -fglppss than t(E^&orses^^ Tartary a te^gan is pai3}||pr byfji'feK; weight in |^§|r; ithe ^-^^yede^fil^ier-in-law ga&jifilil reindefrr in paym&iit'i' while tha TSusans, of India, content themselves w|tl§ some rice and a rupee. A rich Mi|hjni, of North-eastern Assam, has to pay ijwenty oxen for a wife, but a poor fellovSr may get one for a mere hog. In Timdrlant, Malay Archipelago, payment iiust be made in elephant tusks. f I In Unyoro, British East Africa; they can marry on the instalment #lan, but the wife is not delivered *to the pur chaser till the last instalment has been .paid Among many tribes in- -Africa, Asia, and America the son-in-law has to serve his father-in-law, even as ijJacob served Laban. The amount due f,or the wife ; isgradually...
The London Policewomen. [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 July 1919
The London Policewomen. Interviewed by a press representa tive, a member of the recently estab* lished corps of London Women Police said:— Xow that I am a full-fledged police woman I do not regret having chosen this calling as a means of livelihood. When my husband fell fighting in France I had to find employment. The choice caused me some anxiety. Eventu ally I decided that I would like to be come a Lady Constable. Why, I scarce ly know. Perhaps it was because Tom, my husband, had been in the police force before joining the Army. Perhaps the prospect of thirty-six shillings a week during three months training, a bonus of twelve shillings a week on appoint ment, and a yearly increase of a shil ling, until I reached a maximum of forty shillings, tempted me. Better Than Men. Now that 1 am duly established, how ever, I can say from experience that there are many police duties a woman can perform with much greater success than a man. One of these is helping women and children. A woman c...
State Government's Big Hydro-Electric Scheme. [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 July 1919
.State Government's $ig Hydro-Electric Scheme, i . Ot This ipaper has for some .time .past? ; given cordial "support to the proposals of the State ^av«rnment- to estabHsh at Burrinjuck £afid:&lt;at.-T^^)rg%»&lt;3iav xence River district, extensive works for the generation by water power of electricity if or lighting and indus trial purposes.- 'We learn with great satisfaction that-, the (arrangements in connection with each project are being pushed on, and' that there is every pro spect of a commencement being made in the near future with the preliminar ies for the erection of the necessary ' jworks. ■Speaking a few days ago on the ; subject, the Premier, Mr. Holman, said that the Government had received ex pressions of approval and congratula tion from all parts of New South Wales upon their action in deciding to undertake these two great enterprises. In the country districts especially, he ;said, the schemes outlined by 'Mr. Ball, the Minister for Works, had met wi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 July 1919
tMM ; :'•!} • 1 Whether You Go 1 Go Away to Week End Camp or whether you content yourself with a day's Outing to the Country or the Sea Shore • . 1 ^ l-t' ^ &lt;■ ^ > - '' ^ ^ * .'.1 *"t1* - w"K i ^ * * -Hi' will fit into all your plans for Picnic dainties, Camp Menu, etc. Order a few tins from your grocer to-day. Use Scroll Salmon as-a sandwich spread for the. picnics. Make it more welcome by interlaying the slices of bread with thinly cut slices of egg, tomato, cucumber, beetroot, etc., or with lettuce, olives4 horse radish, etc. F6r Camp Menus, or for the occasions when friends drop in un« Sockeye Salmon expectedly, the i S C ROLL SALMON FREE £0OK BOOK - will sec you through, for it contains .scores of appetising easily .prepared recipes that'aire both tempting and economical. The Book is Free! MAIL, THE COUPON FOft&A COPY NOW. SCROLL SAlvMON, are the of the choice Sockeye Salmon, trapped in their pritn^ by a process which retains all the. natural juices^of th&...
Accidental Discoveries. [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 July 1919
Accidental Discoveries. * It is surprising' HaW 'many useful things come into general use simply on s$ne mistake. VB1&lt;$ ting-pap£r, ior -mstaiic'e^- .wa^ .therresiiit of a workman's spoilin^;oFa:vbatcH into Which he had forgotten to put any siz ingr material. . . ( , . Nbe^el' discov'eredVdynamifcf! by a slip, and the first bayonet'was the result ot a soldier's suggestion that, as the pow der was done, they should fix. their long knives into the barrels of. their, guns and charge. But one of the funniest, of accidental discoveries relates to bottled beer. In the reign of Queen Mary a certain Dean of'St. Paul's and Master of Westmin ster School'had to fly to the Continent for his life. He was angling by the silvery Thames at the time the want ing reached him. Some years, later he returned not only to England but to the very spot for the very same pur pose, with rod and line. Growing thirsty, he remembered that he had left a bottle of beer in the hollow of a neighbouring tr...
There's Luck in odd Numbers. [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 July 1919
' •' It'; Mis • been wisely remarked" that ;a-n; ancient 'anil universal belief 'is ^iOtuto: be lightly ignored; thferfc • must : ,bc .^something in,it..'/. , , ; ' Odd: numbers ;have, always, ^nii every vyhore ,-been held, in peculjarl jeveirence and , if.v that is. mere supej'stitioti,, .then it only pro-vqs. that, .despite; oyr ciyil,v .sation,;we are ..still supersu.tious Allien is, always,given an,;bd^i, num ber of eggs, to be hatched.. Why? The^e is.no reason at all, except superstition. Salutes from Warships, forts, etc., are always given in odd numbers, yet no valid reason can be adduced. It is a remnant of the old "odd numbers are lucky" superstition. ' Virgil records all sorts of charms and spells practised round odd numbers never even ones. And we still, aftei two failures, make another r.ttempt, and murmur hopefully: "Third time lucky!" The odd number agaiu; and the old superstition! Seven is the favourite Biblical num ber, and old divines taught that it held a mystical ...
The Capital of the League of Nations. WHY NOT PARIS AS CENTRE OF PERMANENT PEACE. [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 July 1919
of Nations. why not paris as centre of permanent peace.: By Sisley Huddleston in the Daily Mirror. ' ' T have heard many arguments foi this proposal, I have .heard none against, except that Prance is an in terested party in the present peace pro ceedings. This objection does not bear a mo ment's examination. In the first place, it applies equally forcibly to Brussels. But nobody among the .many supporters of Brussels as the capital have dreamt of raising this imaginary difficulty. The League of Nations will operate in a world made new. It will have, let us hope, nothing to do with the old warring world. In the second place, although Paris is interested in the settlements that aro now being completed, nobody thought that Paris was not a suitable capital for the Peace Conference. For my part, I find the suggestion of either Geneva or The Hague like a cold douche. The very idea of neu trality will be banished from the world if the Leaguo of Nations is a living reality. I hate the word....
THE MISERY OF MILLIONAIRES [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 July 1919
THE MISJP OF MILLIONAIRES ;hp less an authority ; than ; .fiSriiegie /fcliat '.Millionaires ! who laivgh'- are^.rarei '-'.: . • ! And' "ind'' wontler&lt; ;,\Their lives are be set by all-sq^i4%to^;-worries, and anxie ties that thV orS^fifery man" knows no thing of. The cleverest swindlers, tht, cunningest b 1 ackmailers, the -»most dan gerous* all-round -erithiiials; hover ever about the "man of "inilliShs like flies around a honey-pot. &lt;• "A. Frequently his very iife^j^dn danger. A .short time ago, in a Eri&cji court of justice, the amazing story wis unfolded of lioTnr-an,-Ainerdcan .. millionaire, Mr. -Slater, &a$,:;ifeii ii3riap|fed^: i'ortured, and held to'ransom two men, aided and abetted .by.a woman with, whom he had beea v&^a?gled. ''Kfrig'Of'Kidnappers.'' ■ j Kidnapping, by the. way, flourishes exceedingly-"'^n ;Anierica/.-pi? did;'before !-'thef war; The. '^ingv of: the Kidnap pers/-.' in, th.ose. d'aj^ was; the notorious Pat .Gi:....
Long Lived Pensioners. [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 July 1919
LongLivetTPensioners. w •easury^-. upftif-^i^ces in||L wfrtfeli hlittfc. ended #3'2 yilii&is before, the same year 471 widows of men who had talceii-^part^iu. the._w.&i'- again?;^ xnd \iiCi SfisCsveVe still IIiaw4ilS. jai-i England: lowances, whilst pensioners of the Oivi] j War, which ended in 1864, o.ver fifty ; years agftp are still counted Jay _ thou-, j sands. ~ Of course some -pensions might be paid by the State for a century without . the Exchequer going bankrupt. : A few years ago an old sailor in Portsmoutn Workhouse was in receipt of what was supposed to be the smallest pension ex- ■ tant—fourpenee a year. Each quarter he received a penny stamp, together : with a stamped envelope, in which- to return, the receipt. He ' was usually : granted' leave of dbsence*"to convert Ms stamp into cash, and his cash into " a half.of four ale." Tasmania is supposed to be the healthiest spot in .the Empire, and. this dharacter got -a greatr. testimonjal some years ago. 'A ...
Dancing Popular in England. [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 July 1919
J*..*UMHiai- jn * !'?'f 'J % ^ ' | 5- ' i ■'" There is a great boom in dancing to-day. That is a fact that is'obvious to ail. - There is such " a- . tieniaiid ,;for dancing rooms tiiat,; the av.aiia.ble halls in London tviii-^t^Buffice-'afld'-^'hey' are tsrowded to suffocation. The Press is continually publishing articles oil the latest dances: at ^east•:"■siX;:;.papcrfl;rd■u^•;, ihg the past fortnight havfe aslced :riic to write something for them about the foxtrot or the one step or the'jazz but it has been left, to the Editor- of '' Tit-Bitsto cut right at the root of things and propound' the question, "Why should people dance?" / A Big Asset; . Grown-ups though we may be we are all children at' heart, and- on armistice day I witnessed dignity, cast on one side and many grown men and -women tripping a merry- measureun the public thoroughfares. Such, however, is the force of custom that Mother Dignity soon asserted herself, and those who wished' to dance had to confine their effor...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 July 1919
tri -£fe;j£fb! ■1 mm iTIHf#5' GET ON THE RIGHT i a t "-> •■ ? ^ ROAD. v'«\ f USE,'. THE CONTINENTAL SALT COY'S DO IT THROUGH GERRAND CONMGN Your | .®G^S:';^pa;d^^^StJL.TRY | Point, AUCTIONEERS, ? . Who will Sell to your advantage. Iljih |Qo|stal Farmers ' CoHDpr Society, Ltd. NEWCASTLE WEST. Farm, Dairy, Fruit, Vegetable and General Produce Merchants. £dik AgJhti for- ^S WEET NELL " Jam. Preserved Fruits and Candied Peel. Phone 525. -• PRODUCE. • OSBBB^BBSS3B889^BBBBDB8BO Whoa you require Do Purchase or Sell Produce, write for quotations p. s. coiMiftp^ PRODUCE SPECIALISE:; N^M§tf&lt;£.E. Scll.ee o£vGh,oicesl} Quality -owlv.^ yj'v'" ££ Ill the perfectly appointed home thcdedolations should be chosen; with i.a vk^| press'iiig the in&ividiialiiy of tlie pcpupari;i;&lt;,,,but iix, keeping with - the ^ ipurpQfse^fef /™rah * the different rooms are;intei|d^J>v A.WlH.3 Elaborate elegance may be justified: in one instance, and simplicity required in: anotlle^^...
Are Re-Named Ships Unlucky. [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 July 1919
| Are Re-Named Ships Unlucky. The did belief, ingrained amongst seamen of all nationalities,, that re named ships are unlucky, was" striking ly exemplified"' in the'recent terrible wreck off Stornaway. ' i!or the Iolaire, lost on the rocks, there with about 168 gallant sailor^ -coming home on leave, was formerly known as the Anialthea. • 'Similarly the Mohegan, wrecked in 1898 on the Manacle 'Reef, . off the ..Cornish coast,' with fearful: loss of life, 3vaS f originally christened:- • "the Gleo. patra. And on. the same reef not long •^fter.wards, the splendid American .liner Eaius -was lqst,'iafter:&lt;:having had her name changed rib" less*than., three times. Another, typical case~.in jp'oint is af forded' by the. Victoria, originally the Renown. This 'fine battleship,the most jiowertjil . one..afloat, in: .her.- day, was probably one of .the unluckiest men-of .war" ever launched. - A^ithin . a: few weeks after * changing ...her.flame, 'a "terriljle. accident' occurred ion...
Holy Land Exploration [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 July 1919
;»&lt; -5 . • s v. a -j v •" Ndw'thjtt'dt la8fciHh,e'-ll?iuriijBssr6f fito ally turned out of Palestine,' we may ^.aspect; to. hear; of; wonderful discoveries in the ruiils which' stud the Holy Land. ... Before the war British archaeologists a sum of ' about '■'j6$.Q,0Q)P^in:;Sutrgvving' among the pas sages whicli honeycomb the Mount of MoriahV These .were the foundations of. .King Solomon's- tcmple. They w^re on 'the -.point of '.great discoveries when the Turkish authorities at Jerusalem, suddenly stopped the whole explora tion, on the'pretext that sacrilege had been committed i?i the Mosque of Omar. These researches will now .begin afresh. In Mesopotamia, too, is one of the greatest of all fields for exploration, for here is the site of a civilisation older even than that of Egypt. The very oldest writing in the world is that found on the burnt Clay tablets dug up. in. Mesopotamia. Now that we have learnt to read it, we find that the civilisation of forty centuries ago wa...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 September 1919
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Hunter Street Reconstruction. [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 September 1919
Hunter Street Recon struction. Visitors from other cities have been criticising the methods adopted in con creting Hunter-street. "The land of lots of time" is splendidly portrayed. Instead of making eternal day by elec tricity, and employing three shifts in the twenty-four hours, the antiquated system of day shifts is in vogue and t>he work drags slowly onward, where with constant shifts and full gangs the work could be put through in one-fourth of the time it must now occupy.
Civic Pride. [Newspaper Article] — The Voice of the North — 10 September 1919
Civic Pride. The citizens of Newcastle are sadly j lacking on the justifiable score of civic pride. The degree of culture possessed by the people is best attested by their' adornment of their city. If Newcastle must be judged by its statuary, culture is at a low ebb. If literature be made the gauge, the absence of a public library is convincing- proof of circum scribed intelligence, and if the love of Art becomes the test to be applied, the fact that no Art Gallery exists is piti able evidence of the standard to which tho people have attained. j