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DON'T WAIT [?]LL TO-MORROW. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
DON'T WAIT iit.L ?TO-MORROW. It 's little colds that grow into big colds, that end in consumption and death. Don't wait till to-morrow to treat the little colds, for one dose of Dr. L?.?ldon's New Discovery for Coughs and Colds will break up a cold If taken at the beginning. Dr. Shel don - New Discovery is a safe and a n:ever-lailing remedy. Price, 1/6 and j/. ubtainable everywhere. Mr. i' \1. Millane, an ullicer of the Fo'rets Departlmeint, \\io has. Just ieaiched the statutory retiring age Ot aS years, \\t?as presented ty Mr. W. ti ckson tSeccretary ur Mlines and For ests) witli a gild watch, on behlialf Ol the starl. Mr. tlihlane has been iii the service of the deparluent for 40 years.
FLAW IN RULES CONTESTS WHICH NEED TIGHTER HAND [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
FLAW IN RULES CONTISTS W?HICH NEEID TIGHTER HAND On several occasions "The Daily Ex press" has called attention to the in congruities connected with the cham pionship titles that go with the Lons dale boxing belts. There is nothing wrong with the belts themselves, it says, nor with the methods imposed for acquiring them. - Although belts-:do not make champions,- the introduction of these trophies into boxing has brought about a most desirable improvement in the sport. To eliminate the belt interest from boxing now would be wiping out one of the greatest inducements for aspirants to fame and fortune to keep on the path to success. To drop belt interest would be to curtail, if not almost entirely era dicate, public interest in the -more im portant b)oxing matches. Conditions have arisen, however, for which the framers of belt rules made no allowance. The rules, excellent in their way, fail to provide for one con tingency, and the fact has lately been brought home with increasing em ph...
A COMFORTABLE ROOF. FABRICS REPLACE TILES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
A COMFORTABLE ROOF. m----- FABRICS REPLACE TILES. At Cunlnghame, Lakes' Entrance, a correspondent reports having. seen a recently-built handsome villa occupied by the owner and family before the roof went on. The roofing iron for some reason was slow in arriving, and, rather than miss the pleasure of living in the new domicile while the good holiday lasted, the family went into residence with an improvised can cas roof over their heads. In the long .dry spell this served as well as a more substantial covering for the rafters. Canvas roofs over wood dwellings a.re not unc'ommnon in holiday places, 'specially at the seaside. The canvas is cheap, easily fixed, and fairly dur able. In addition, it has the advantage of being capable of removal at night ;f the occupants require mlnre fresh air than the door and window openings afford. In some cases the roof' may :e roiled back by means of a pulley lixed at the bedside, so that the luxu riolls occupant need scarcely move from his couch if ...
SAFETY AT SEA WIRELESS WATCH CONTINUOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
SAFETY AT SEA ' WIRELESS VATCII CONTINUOUS_ Important regulations for securing the safety of life at sea have been made by the International Conference which was convened by the British Government. All the great maritime countries were represented, under the presidency of Lord :Mersey, and on Monday (states "The Daily News" January 21) the Conference, which dealt with separate branches by means of five sub-committees, adopted a convention of 74 articles. This will not be published until February 15, but an outline of the principal points has been officially communicated. The results are of the utmost im Iortance, inasmuch as this is the first time that there has been a conference of all the maritime nations on the subject. The convention must be ratified by the end of this year, and it is proposed that it should come in to operation on July 1, 1915. It is laid down that there must he boats for all. These may be open lifeboats, pontoon lifeboats, and some pontoon life-rafts. As large...
NEW SURGERY ASTONISHING RESULTS CLAIMED [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
NEW SURIERY ASTONISIING RIESUILTS CAI.\iIED The excitement created among doctors by the radium treatment of cancer (says the "Central News") will probab ly be overshadowed at an early date by the announcement to the medical profession of an astonishing operation now being performed at Guy's Hospital, which in the near future is bound to re volutionise the whole practice of opera tive surgery. The operation -so far. has been ap plied to cases of certain forms of tu berculosis, and so successful -has - it proved that it has now. been accepted at Guy's as the correct treatment for this disease. The principle of the treatment, the "Central News" was informed by an eminent surgeon, is the removal of the cause of the disease. For long it has been recognised that the excessive mul tiplication of noxious bacteria in the larger intestine and the inability of the body to eliminate them was the pre disposing cause of many diseases. The Metchnikoff sour milk treatment, which purported to purify...
PICTURE FILM INDUSTRY UNITED STATES LEADS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
PICTURE FILM INDUSTRY UNITED STATES LEADS. The United States is the greatest film-producing country in the world (writes L.R.. in "The %Westminster Ga zette"). It is no exaggeration to say that over 50 per cent. of the world's productions have their origin there. During the first nine months of last year the country exported 29.000.000 feet of film, more than three-quarters of which came to Great Britain. The kinemato graph industry in America must. how ever, be somewhat hampered by the extraordinary censorship conditions prevailing. which are in the hands of no fewer than forty-eight separate and distinct jurisdictions. Though America is responsible for most of the film-producing, Great Bri tain is easily first in the matter of dis tribution, quite SO per cent. of the world's pictures being "released" here. This means employment for many thousands of Britons in offices. theatres and show-rooms, and is a strik.ing ex ample of the advantage of freetrade. On Wednesday venting next, co...
NEW BATTLESHIPS SMALLER DISPLACEMENTS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
NEW BATTLESHIPS 4 S.MALI.ER DiISPLACEMENTS 1f Two of thie five new battleships of the it Royal Sovereign class which are Ipro- vided for in tihe Navy Estimates of the current financial year, were (says "Thie Daily Telegraph" of January 16). laid Il down yesterday-the Royal Oak at 0o Devonport and the IRoyal Sovereign at tl Portsmouth. The other three vessels of the class are being built by contract. and have been allocated as follows: vi Ramillies. Messrs. c;eardnlore and D Co,. Dalmuir. of Resolution, Palmer Shipluilding Co.. ti Jarrow. tr Revenge, Vickers (Ltd.). Barrow. hr The laying down of the Royal Oak at to Devonport was performed by Mrs bi Hockaday, wife of the manager of the Il Constructive Department, and was wit- p. nessed among others by Admiral Sir to George Egerton. Commanl nder-in-Chief fe at Devonport. Lady Egerton. and Rear- ar Admiral Godfrey Mundy. Admiral-Sup- 1, erintendent of the dockyard. At the fe close of the ceremony Miss Molly is Franklin presented Mrs Hoc...
MELBOURNE PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
MELBOURNE PRODUCE MARKET. 1Barrow Bros. report:-Cheese. Medium to good 5ZiVd to 6d, semi matured to 7d, prime mellow matured 7i'd to Sd, prime loaf sizes (suitable for export) 616d to 602d, special lines to 7d, out of condition and inferior at lower prices. Butter.,-- e quote choicest at 1/2 per lb.. prime to choice 1/ to 1/1, medium to good 101,d to 114d, heated cream and out of con dition lots at lower prices; prime separator 9d to 9 1 9d. medium to good and storekeepers' mixed brands Sd to S d, interior (lualities lower. Eggs. Short supplies; market firmer. Or dinary lines sold at 1/, special 1/1 to 1/2, and small lost of newly-laid to 1/3 per dozen. Poultry.-The demand is good. for all prime well-fed birds; half-grown and poor sorts are neglect ed. Prime turkey gobblers realised 18/ to 2S/, hens and poults 7/6 to 16/6, prime roosters 4/ to 5/6, fowls and mixed lots 2/6 to 3/9, prime chickens 4,1 to 5/, small chicks 2/6 to 3/6, prime ducklings 4/ to 5/6, small ducklings 2/6 to :/...
A PUGILISTIC "MIX UP." [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
A PUGILISTIC "MIX UP." .lur Sydney correspondent writes: IE-ver since last Saturday the heroes who maul one another, in six-ounce gloves, for the delectation 'of highly Intellectual (and slightly acqluisit Ive) crowds, have been more in evi dence than ordinary. Nothing is so potent in drawing a crowd of "'sports' as the prospect of winning " an honest shilling'" by Iacking a "cert." On the night in question tie leading performers were Jeff Smith and Eddy M1'Georty. Smith was the favourite, and it was a Smith crowd that tilled the Stadium. As one obser ver remarked, '" Tley applauded Smith even whenl he only tried to do any thintg." As the tight proceeded, Sltithl's chances improved to such lli extent that heavy odds were laid on him, and very comforting anlticipattions were indulged in by his atdmirers. But the other manal is no slouch, and Mr. Arthur Scott, the referee, had a lutcan higher opinion of his performance than had the excited spectators. .t the end of the stipulated '0 r...
THE PROSPECT RESERVE. CHARGING RENT FOR HOUSES ILLEGAL. Portion May Become a Township. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
THE PROSPECT RESERVE. -4------ CHARGING RENT FoR UOUL.ES ILLEGAL. Portion May Becoomo a Township. A few weeks ago two officers fromn the Lands Department at Sale were advised by the head ottice to visit Prospect, and send in a report upon it; and they have done so. (,tl ?,'ednea day Mr. M' Lachlan, I1.L.A., waited on the Surveyor General, .Mr Reed. at his office in Melbourne, and was handed the following:--"''Some little tite ago a letter was received front Messrs. Rice and Rolland, solicitors, asking for certain information with reference to the erection and use of houses ,on the Prospect Reserve. A report was ob tained front the local officer, which is now before the Minister. Mr. Latw son., the Minister of Lands. would like you to call and talk this matter over with nme. As I have previously told you, this building of houses on a re serve dedicated to the public Is quite opposed to all regulations, tandtl is, in fact, illegal. We would like to see you on the subject." M.r. I' Lac...
OUR SYDNEY LETTER. A Signal of Distress. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
OUR SYDNEY LETTER. A Signal of Distress. Amid the storm of angry criticism which has heen evoked by tile crude and drastic taxaton proposals of the Government there can be heard a note which is interpreted a-5 a signal if distress. It comes from the tailors. They complain that large numbers of the members of their union are out of work, and this notwithstanding the approach of Easter, which is usually a busy period in the trade. From the point of view of some fairly competent observers, this is just what might be expected. The union authorities, how ever, don't take much stock in eco nomics. Now, as ever, their nole and only resort and hope is in restrictive legislition. " Make it penal fr in enpliloyer to employ more than three women to one man, and all the out-of work men will be taken on forthwith" is the panacea they propound. What becomes of the \women is, of course, a miatter of indifference. But if the slackness in the trade is the result of a gradual curtailment in the purch...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
AUCTION SALES. Messrs. Theo. B. Little and Co. will have a large yarding of sheep and cat tle at Poole's yards, Stratford, on Mon day. They also sell the publican's booth for the Stratford and Nuntin races. Their Briagolong stock sale takes place on Thursday next, when they will also offer 306 acres for Mr. W. TWarriner, five miles from Briago long. Messrs. A. Vi' Lean and Co on Mon day will hold an important clearing .aleo for AMr. W. F. Stewart.
TOLSTOI DIARIES [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
TOLSTOI DIARIES The long-drawn-out dispute over the Tolstoy manuscripts has entered upon a new phase. according to the Russiin journal "Retch." The' main point of contention is that the Countess S, A. Tolstoy refuses to hand over to her daughter, Alerxandra Tolstoy, the mani scripts which are being preserved in the historical museum at Moscow. Among these manuscripts is a collection of Tolstoy diaries relating to the closing years of the last century. Alexandra Tolstoy. according to her father's will. regards herself as the owners of the diaries, but in order to end the struggle she has agreed to give up her rights of ownership of the diaries and content herself with the rights of publication. She has pro posed to her mother that the diaries he entrusted to a third party having the confidence of both sides, with the object of photographing the diaries and of supplying each side with a copy.
FAMOUS INSTITUTION [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
FAMIOUS INSTITUTION of An informative sketch of the history th of the Foundling Hospital in Blooms- co bury was given by the Solicitor-Gene- 'j ral, Sir Stanley Buckmaster, IC.C., in c" JMr Justice Joyce's Court yesterday, in tr an action by the Crown against the or governors of the hospital (says "The w Daily News." January 21). fo The Court was asked for a declara- ci tion that the defendants were not leg- pi ally entitled to part with lands in l Bloomsbury without the consent of the T Board of Education (who took the place tl of the Charity Commissioners under the ir Charitable Trust Act, 1853), on the a ground that the hospital was not a chlia rity exempt from the provisions of the o Act of 1553. sl The hospital, he said, could not claim It exemption unless it waa a mixed char ity-partly maintaned by income from endowments and partly by voluntary |: subscriptions. a At the present day the hospital had t an income of upwards of £27,000 a year t from its endowments, and received f...
JAPAN'S VOLCANOES A TROUBLED LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
JAPAN'S VOLCANOES A TROUBLED LAND. (By E. Bruce Mitford. F.R.G.S., in "The Daily Telegraph.") With characteristic suddenness the islands of Japan have added one more to the already long list of their vol iannic disasters. The unexpected and destructive outhurst of the Sakuras hilma volcano will serve to remind us that the hand which the passing tourist is wont to apostrophise as that of the lotus--"where it is always afternoon" is one of the mlOst troubled on thile face of this planet. .lIa in has 11O) separate volcanoes. ' hrICe-foulrths of these are "dead." T'L'it is to say. they are so regarded olicial iy--in the I;11ap of the Tokio geologists: thiough, now asnid again. o(ne of thlm violently gives the lie to the record,-s if their history. Sakurashima, though not "dead," was generally thought to be "dyillg." Some tell years ago the present writer was taken to task by a local pundit for describing this volcano. in a little work of reference, as still active. Two years before the ...
BUCHAN CAVES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 27 March 1914
BUCHAN CAVES. As evidencing the growing popu- larity of the Buchan Caves, now re- cognised as one of the "show places" of Victoria, the increase in the num- ber of visitors this year is very sat- isfactory. During January 570 ad- mission fees were paid, and during February 251. Since the caves were opened six years ago the total ad- missions have numbered about 8,000. In the immediate vicinity of Buchan there are now four caves open - Fairy, Blackwood, Royal, and Moon Caves. By the opening of the Royal Cave during this tourist season some of the most beautiful chambers, containing exquisite limestone formations, have been made available to visitors. One resembling a large waterfall, and known as ''Niagara,'" is of peculiar interest; nothing comparable with it has hitherto been opened. Another, named "The Font of the Gods," is &nbsp; &nbsp; pronounced by visitors to be one of the finest in the district. Many of the visitors consider these formations ri- val those of t...
THE RECENT ROUGH WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
THE RECENT ROUGH WEATHER. The long spell of d1ry weather ap pears to have been broken,i for heavy rains ha ve been reported from almost all parts of the State, and in Gipps land they have Ibeen abundant. save In the little triangular space about Sale, which. according to an old statemennt of MIr. Paracchl, is doomed to see storms whirl past. However, on Fri day night heavy clouds presaged a speedy downfall. and Sale was favottour ed witlh the tail end of a thunderstorm, and 5S points of rain. llowever, other places were hbetter off, and Kilmany got about two inches. \\'e learn that about the same quantity fell at Yar ran., and nearly the same quanttity was registered at MIr. Flint's. on the Prospect road. Other districts were not so favoured. \tatffra h-ad 1S points, and at Meerletu only I4(n points were registered. At Longford 9d t points fell,. and we learn from Hairns dale that there was a territfic thunder storm, accomtpanied by hai. which did much damage, vin dows being smash e...