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TRUSTS WITHOUT TEARS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
TRUSTS WITHOUT TEARS. "Miss the trusts !" exclaimed a senator at a luncheon in Washing ton. "Yes, oh, yes, when the trusts go we'll miss them—we'll miss them like the window. ■'A widow at her late husband's funeral happened, during the burial service, to drop her handkerchief into the open grave. "A young man gallantly offered to leap down and get her handker chief for her. "But the widow shook her head. " 'No,' she said, "lrave it there. I have done with tears now." " Many physicians in France and Rcl fii m are recommending horseflesh diet as a cure for anaemia and tuberculosis, und' as a preventive : of cancer. I
CYCLONE AT GRETA SOUTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
CYLLONE AT GRETA SOUTH. A cyclone, the worst experienced here for 10 years, crossed over the district on Thursday afternoon last, resulting in a fall of rain estimated about 80 to 90 points. For fully 10 minutes did the approaching storm gives signs and sounds of warning to all who chanced at that time to be out of doors, and several people, unheeding the signs, were buffeted about like feathers. The wind blew strong northerly blasts, .but (the clouds were travelling at a rapid speed from the west, rolling over and over In such large knolls that one would think the end of the world was coming. A dust storm preceded the main storm of rain, and lasted for three minutes, then the full force of the cyclone burst across the hills, setting the horses and cattle almost at a run before it. rolling down trees with thundering noise, unroofing houses and sheds, scattering loose hay like dust and stripping some trees of most of their foliage. By this time the wind had com pletely changed and bl...
IN OTHER LANDS. I COOLIES IN TNDTA. VARYING NATIVE TYPES. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
IN OTHER LANDS. I COOLIES IN TNDTA. VARYING NATIVE TYPES. In Tntlin, the water carrier, who owns his bullock, is of the pros perous type, therefore he is not ob liged to carry the load on hir. -henft, but often he is a pensioner of the maharajah, 011 whose land he lives, and is retired from active service save to carry water tor his own family and neighbours, who live in proximity to his bungalow. The bullock, with necklace of bells, looks sleek and well fed, a quite unusual sight in India, where cooties must work with tiieir bullocks from dawn to s". met. Dawn, b.v-the-way, be gins at 2 a.m. At :i o'clock it is daylight, and shortly after that the sun begins to show himself in a very unmistnkablo manner. This old man rises at tinwn, takes the bullock to the well, fills the bags, thon goes on to those wh buy water for household purposes. After that ho may lay the dust on the public road if Unit is in his con tract, or if riot, he goes hoiiM unit rests during the terrific heat of the...
Among Maori Birds. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
Among Maori Birds. I 1 It would be difficult to name any. natural history books, since Frank Uuckland's day, more interesting and delightful than those which Austra lasian writers are now producing. Br. Levick's volume on. penguins, was n musing throughout, without its scientific value being thereby at all | lessened ; and now Mr. Guthrie ! Smith contributes a wholo series of notes on his close examination of | birds at homo on islets of New i Zealand. Ho claims that the cnor i mous period of time during which | New Zealand has been isolated has \ given to her birds a high degree i of specialisation, and ma'Io the littlo ; r>ominion"the most striking and most essential of the six regions in to which the birdlife of the world lias been apportioned." Peculiari ties in plant life, too, are, to the Australian reader, noliccatilc on al most every page—the flax, the giant nettle, the dense undergrowth (for a land not tropical;, that "terrible alien" the blackberry, which finds a home '...
ST. JAMES. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
- ST. JAMES. Mr. Tait, manager of the National Bank. St. James, was taken suddenly ill on Sunday, and Dr. Ratz was (elephoned for from Tungamah No time was lost in answering the summons, and the doctor's examination revealed the cause of illness as an acute attack of appendicitis, and the patient was ordered , off to Melbourne to undergo an operation which was serious, but has been successfully performed. Mr. Tait's numerous friends will be pleased that his recovery is now but a matter of course.
THE "THIEF-TAKER." A CHAT WITH A PROMINENT DETECTIVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
THE "THIEF-TAKER." A chat with a prominent detective. So you want to know something about the detective businessj sa, a member of the force, "ho h to commended by police magistrates and judges on -veral occas.on^for the clevcr way m which ed a capture, in answer to a ques tion from a representative ^ A man of strong mriivuluaUty great natural shrewdness, of wonder ful knowledge of human nature, he is probably, take him altogether. Ls keen, subtle, and astute a man as ever lived. . "You are, of course, familiar with the detective of the stage and the two-shilling novel?" Went on the thief-catcher. "fie is always- a nas tily-dressed fellow, with mutton-chop ' whiskers, unless he is that popu ax i invth, „ " bov detective." who, by the aid of wigs and false beards, assumes all sorts of disguise . which he suddenly throws of! to disclose his real identity at the mos unexpected moments. "Houcicault, in one of his plays, represents a detective who is quite a young man. making un as an eld...
TATONG AND DISTRICT. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
TATONG AND DISTRICT. It is many years since we had sti;h a violent storm as .that which broke across this district on Thurs day. Iu fact, it became highly dangerous to be on the roads where timber was fairly thick. Giant trees, as well as small stuff, fell in all directions as the gale swept its onward course. The fury of the wind, with the crashing of timber, was something to be remembered. When the rain came it seemed to fall in sheets, and in a very short time Tatong could register over 100 points. Around Swanpool 130 points fell. In one case a party in a gig had just passed a house. The horse stood and jibbed. No amount of coaxing would urge him on. He simply turned round .and took the severity of the storm on his back, evidently enjoying the fact that the occupants of the gig bad to do the same. So blinding was the downpour that it took the travellers all their time to discern the homestead they had a few moments before passed.
Court of Petty Sessions. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26. Before Messrs. G. Walker (chairman) and Chas. Turnbull, J's.P. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
Court of Petty Sessions. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26. Before Messrs. G. Walker (chair man) aud Chas. Turnbull, J's.P. " Independent" v A. Bennett, trading as Corowa Labor Bureau, £5 12s, for work and labor done; default summons. Verdict foi amount, with £1 6s 6d costs. Mr. P. P. King appeared for plaintiff. Henry Elliott was charged wiih having struck a man in the face and | used bad language while in an in* ! toxicated state. Defendant said he was not aware of whai he was doing at the time. He denied having been fined 10s at a previous hearing for being drunk and disorderly, and 10s later for using obscene language. Defendant pleaded guilty, and had nothing to say; Fined. £S, in default 14 days. Joseph Dean v. Eileen Doniin, Frank Burley, Wm. Haley, Winnie Reilly, Jessie Perry, Stanley Vati heens, and Maggie Quinu, charged with travelling in first class car riage with second class tickets be tween Benalla aud Goorambat. The plaiutiff said he was an officer in the^mployyof the Railway Dep...
Brighton. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
Brighton. ^Oswald Robit'son Snowball, Lib 530S Albert Andrews, Lab ... 204S Richmond. Thomas Cornelius Brenoau ... 1967 (Lib) ... *Edwa:d John Cotter (La'i) ... 6357 Hawthorn. "William Murray McPherson, Lib ■ 6187 Frederick William Dawborn, Lab 1939 St. Kllda ^Robert George McCutjheon, Lib 5973 Robert Leslie Smart, Lab ... 3286 Esaendon. Edward Russell T1 onas Reynolds Lib ... ... 7342 *Maurice McCrae Blackburn, Lab 6660 Following Returns are Incomplete, Ballarat East. ♦Robert McGregor, Lib ... 3209 James Harrison, Lab ... 2642 Bendigo East. *Hauipson ... ... ... 2788 Carnow .. ... ... 1996 Ballarat West. •Matthew Baird, Lib ... 3104 Thomas Richards. Lab ... 1568 Barwon. *James Parish Farrer, Lib .. 2237 Alexander Frederick Parker, Lab 149S Benalla. *Jolin Joseph Carlisle, Lib ... 2676 Ebenezer Brown, Lab ... 1461 Benambra. *John William Leckie, Lib ... 452 Jorgen Vincent Petersen, Lib .. 86 John Robert Ross, Lab ... 315 Bendigo West. David Andrew, Lib ... 2447 Arthur Ernest Cook, L...
State Elections. Mr. Carlisle Returned for Benalla Seat. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
State Elections. Mr. Carlisle Returned for Benalla Seat. The Slate elections took place yesterday, and were conducted i under the quietest of conditions. Locally the poll could not by any means be described as exciting, although just over 1000 votes were recorded. The interest up to three o'clock bore the aspect more of a shire election — when one takes place—but after that hour the motor cars and other vehicles hurried hither and thither, and the scene became busy enough up to 6 30 A moment after closing the doors a car full of Labor voters had the chagrin to. find they were too late. The count of Benalla showed that Mr. Carlisle had not gained in popularity, but through out the outside polling places he left Mr. E Brown, the Labor man, in the rear. The following were the returns up to midnight: — Polling Places. Bennlla Biildaginnie Bnddaginnie (in div.) Kilfeera Emu Bridge Gleurowan Lurg Ryan's Creek Samaria Swanpool Tatong Toombullup Moorngag Warrenbayne Wiutou Tboona Boxwood Bu...
THE FARM. SPRAY FOR POTATOES. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
THE FARM. SPRAY FOR POTATOES. I The New York Agricultural Experi ment Station has recently conducted some important experiments with re gard to a spray for potatoes, and have arrived at the following con clusions :— I The information at hand is quite sufficient as a basis for some final conclusions. It seems evident that lime-sulphur is not dest'ned to take the place of bordeaux mixture as a spray for potatoes, in spite of the fact that it is cheaper and no doubt very convenient to use. tinder more favourable conditions, in which late blight occurred earlier in ths season and to a greater extent, the treat ment with lime-sulphur might have 'produced different results, but nt pre sent it is not promising. However, the experiments have not been car ' ried far enough to determine whnt may be expected under favourable | conditions. | The lime-sulphur proved harmleFs to the potato foliage ns far as burn jing is concerned, but it proved to I have a distinct dwarfing effect (jiiite similar...
Humour in the Pulpit. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
Humour in the Pulpit. 1 Onnin Lyttelton, of Gloucester, when rector ot Hagley, was fontl ol icientil'.c teaching, unci formed a :lass in his school for physiology. 4fter a few lectures ho rcceivctl a :etter from the mother of one of his pupils, saying :— " Reverend Sir—I'lease not to teach our Susan anything more ibout her insido; it makes her so iroud." "I expect six clergymen to dine with mo on Thursday," said a gen tlemen to his butler. "Very good, sir," replied the butler. "Are they High Church or Low Church, sir ?" "What on earth can that signify to you ?" asked the aston ished master. "Everything, tir," was the reply. "If they are High Ihurch they'll drink ; if they aro Low Church they'll eat." Very innocently tin Irish news paper thus concludes its account of an Imposing ceremony—" The pro fession was very fine, being nearly two miles long, as was also the prayer of the Rev. Mr. McFadden." A Welsh deacon, on one occasion acting as chairman of a meeting in support of Mr. Lloyd...
Swallowing Extraordinary. AMAZING FEATS OF HUMAN OSTRICHES. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
Swallowing Extraordinary. AMAZING FEATS OF HUMAN OSTRICHES. You roust have noticed how often death Is caused by the swaliowing of a common pin. only recentlj, yam? servant-girl dying ^rom this cause! It is such a ^ this dangerous habit of P^'»eP in the mouth, and yet not once or in tne ra ■ u bccn twice, but many a attended by fatal results, as in this instance. . „„„ Many people, of course ha*e^ been known to live comfortably eign substances of one kind or an other in their limbs, bodies, or even brains, but seldom has a more ex traordinary puzzle existed than that which, some time ago, con fronted a magistrate conducting an inquiry on the body of a man found on the Campaspe River, Victoria. During the post-mortem examina tion an ordinary Wax match was [discovered in the centre of th heart. How it got there the doctor was utterly unable to explain. A needle was successfully removed from the heart of a female patient in one of the hospitals a short time nco, whi'le a five-year-old b...
Clergyman Ducked in a Pond. FIGHT IN THE WATER. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
Clergyman Ducked in a Pond. FIGHT IN THE WATER. Extraordinary scones wore wit nessed at the garden party- where Mr. Lloyd George addressed a large gathering at Denmark Hill, Lon don, recently, in connection with the women's 'suffragette movement from the grounds- of Sir William Vea tey's house. Dr. Macnamara, who. presided, had made- an appeal at the close of his opening spee.'h to the audience not to interfere with any .possible inter rupters, as stewards had been spe cially appointed, to deal with any disturbance. A man who called out "Give en franchisement to women," immedia tely had a handkerchief placed over bis mouth, and he was promptly re moved from the vicinity of the plat form. Down the hill he was hus tled by a great crowd, women and children included, and many of them were -knocked about in the mad rush to get rid ol the interrupter. Before half the distance to the gates had been traversed someone shouted,."Throw, him in the lake i" "Hear, hear," was the response from ;i...
The Highest Tunnel. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
The Highest Tonne!. Ever since tho discovery of South America the great Andean chain of mountains, which runs from end to end of the continent, has formed a formidable barrier to intercourse be tween the nations inhabiting it. Indeed, it has actually been sim pler for people living in the Argen tine to mako a long sea voyage in order to reach their neighbours in Chile rather than attempt to cross the natural frontier dividing them. IJut the proud Andes have now been subdued by the burrowing through of a tunnel—the loftiest in the world. This is to be found on the Transandino Itailway, which runs from Iluenos Ayres on the Atlantic to Valparaiso, on the Pacific, a dis tance of 888 miles. In ascending the Andes the track follows more or less closely the old Andrpan trail till it reaches the foot of tho Cum bre Pass. Here, at an altitude of T>,fiOO /eot nbovc sea level, the .summit of the mighty range of moun tains is pierced by a tunnel just over two miles in length. It wt»s at once...
ALL THE SIGNS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
AI_Xi THE SIGNS. Mark Twain, at a dinner at the Authors' Club, said : "Speaking of i fresh eggs, I am reminded of the' town of Squash. In my early lec turing days I went to Squash to | lecture in the Temperance Hall, ar riving in the afternoon. The town seemed very poorly billed. I thought ] I'd find out if the people knew any thing at all about w'hat was in store for them. So 1 turned in at the general emporium. " "Good afternoon, friend,' 1 said to the general storekeeper. ' Any entertainment hero to-night to help a stranger while away his evening ?' "The general storekeeper, who was sorting mackerel, straightened up, wiped his briny hands on his apron, and said :— " 'I expect there's goin' to be a lecture. I been seliln' eggs all 'day;' " Since the discovery of diamonds In Arkansas (U.S.A.) on August 1st, 1906, 1,375 stones, aggregating 550 e»x«ita, have been found there. • '
A Drunken Horse. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
A Drunken Horse. . ♦ A French paper relates a story of a wine merchant's horse which was fount! lying in the cellar nmongst a heap of bottles, with the necks broken on and quite empty ; thu animal was passing nway time by showering volleys of kicks on the casks within reach. Hardly was the animal set on its feet than it fell on its side, and some firemen had to lend their aid to hoist the brute into the stable situated overhead.' A veterinary surgeon, who was called to attend the horse, declared to the surpriso of all, that the horse was simply dead drunk, and show ed all the symptoms of an invete rate toper. The owner had noticed that, for some months, thu horse had been subject to vertigo, was unsteady about the fetlocks, and fell down every few minutes witho it apparent cause. This distressed, condition of the animal coincided with robberies from the cellar. The most perplex ing feature in the case was that the robber carried nothing away, but drank all on the spot. The surgeon's...
EAST AND WEST. A CHINAMAN'S VIEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 27 November 1914
EAST AND WEST. A CHINAMAN'S VIEWS. An interesting book, entitled "America and tlio Americans From a Chinese Point of View," has come from the pen of Pr. W. Tingfang, a former law student of London, who has since represented China at Washington. He makes some penetrating and startling comparisons between the outlook of the Chinaman and that of the American or Knglishmnn, and at the same time criticises some of the manners and customs that have struck him in his sojourn among Western peoples. CHINA'S NATIONAL GAME. This is what ho has to say on the subject of sport in the ICost :— "When we are tired of work wo like to do our own plnying. Our national game is tho shuttlccock, which we toss from one to an other over our shoulders, hitting tho shuttlecock with flat soles of tho. shoes we are wealing. Somo | times wo hit with one part of tho foot, sometimes, with another, ac cording to the rules of the game. This, like kite-flying, is a great umusement among men and boys. We have nothing ...