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KILLED BY A SURGLAR. TRAGEDY AT GATESHEAD. MURDERER PURSUED BY A WOMAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
M0MM^m^. MURDERER -tuRSUBD' ^ T! A^ - . WOMAN.;; A tragedy ol a. sensational character took place In. the liarly hours of Friday i morning near Gateshead, two officials of Wing 'Nook Co-operative Store being shot, one of them fatally, by an armed burglar whom they disturbed In the act of robbing the premises. It appears that for some time con siderable quantities of meat have been missed from the store, and as no clue to the culprit could be obtained It was decided to set a watch in the hope of entrapping him. Accordingly John Pat terson, Christopher Carr, George Athey (members of the-etore committee), and John Joseph Cowell (an assistant In the butchering department) concealed them selves In the store on Thursday night Patterson, Atber and Cowell were In the sausage making room on the right of the shop, Carr In the office on the left. All tbe lights in the shop, with the excep tion of one, had been . extinguished] They were Incandescent gas lamps, and to the. t)y-paas of one a stri...
OLYMPIC GAMES. FIFTEEN COUNTRIES TO COMPETE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
OLYMPIC GAMES. ' FIFTEEN COUNTREBS TO COMPETE. The following countries, In addition to the British Isles, will be represented at the Olympic Games to be held at Shepherd's' Bush next year:— France; Germany, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, Bohemia, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Nor wav. Australia. Canada, United States. South Africa, New Zealand. In addition to these countries, Hol land is almost certain to be represented at both swimming and hockey, and there is a probability of Greece and India also taking part, in the celebra tions. In America the games are being taken very seriously. Committees have been appointed In the various States for the purpose of selecting the best men in the different events, and trial contests will he held. The conditions for the various events will probably be published this month. Between two thousand five . hundred and -three thousand competitors are ex pected to take part in the games.— 'Dally MalL' The 'Argonaut' laments that 'the typewriter is greatly harmin...
A QUESTION OF THE DAY. IN LONDON AND MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
A QUESTION --F THE DAY. IN LONDON AND MELBOURNE. The morning air is chilly, damp, and raw, '? -«— A touch of frost yet lingers on the grass '?.,.'..?-? Of my leaf-littered lawn. Just now I saw A robin in his winter waistcoat rass. Delicately tested with a shrinking toe My bath appears to own an added chUl. ? Has winter cpme-_to rule .this woria^be - '?? 'lOW, -j ;? '? 'f-. ? ??'?: ?-. ' '. V .? '..£ 4-r3s It aiuttttnn still? ' 4-.*« '#? '?/-': i-.-.-S-^ Vv-'-;-.. ... ? ?-: *i\' My winter things! In what attractive: - ?;,:-::)su(se. ?;.;. .;. :^/r ~'r' fcf 'Ife-S-S^ ; ,^helr,jirpolly: warmth appear?in'7aicb ?';? Byvnoon: the genial sun jnay ehowhls -.?'?;. ;p6w*r, ' '';-;' - ''' rJ ??????'/-; ?'''?;''? And then I know what horrors, wait for V. Trie '.. ':?'? ;? . ? ' ?'. .-??. ' .-???- H' In such wise. I drape' jny manly - form. . . If there's one thing I hate, it la to be Uncomfortably warm! To chop and change from day to change ful day? That were a course the boldest might That-ls ...
WHO IS SHE? PRINCESS MARIE BONAPARTE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
WHO IS SHE? PRINCESS MARIE BONAPARTE.' People ask (according to the writer of Paris Notes In 'London Truth') what is the true titular standing of 'Son Altesse la Princesse Marie Bonaparte?' She is 'Altesse' only through the Republican ignorance of the Parisians In such a matter. Her family status is derived from her great-grandfather, Lucien Bo naparte. He never belonged to the Im Derial family, a creation of the first Napoleon. In 1814 Lucien, who had been a prisoner for five years ,at Ludlow (a British mao-of-war having captured him and his family on their way to the United States, went to live in Italy. He bought In the States of the Church tthe fiefs of Canlno and Musignano and a palace at Viterbo. ' As owner of these fieEs he'haa. »:.*^t^to style ' himself Prince and'. Excellency — titles that he never bore in France. The right extended to his children. It went to some other family when Lucien's heirs cold Canlno and Muslgnana. The palace at Viterbo went to Lucien's daughter, w...
HOSPITAL BENEFITS. OUT OF DAMAGES AWARDED. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
HOSPITAL BENEFITS. OUT OF DAMAGES AWARDED. Owing to a judicial suggestion, a Lon don hospital Is to benefit under a ver dict. A boy, John Benjamin Louquet, four ten years old, was awarded LT60 dam ages for personal Injuries of a severe nature In an action agalnBt tbe London Motor Omnibus Company, Limited, and the London General Omnibus Company, Limited. Louquet was knocked down by a Van guard omnibus In Tottenham Court road on 13th October last. Within three quarters of an hour be .was on the ope rating table in University College Hos pital, ana it was stated that this promp titude saved his life. The London Motor Omnibus Company, Limited, stated that their vehicle had been struck and driven on to the pavement by a car of tbe London General Omni bus Campany. The Jury wished to know whether a verdict would be accepted tor the plain tiff on the basts that the damages to be paid should be two-thirds by one company and one-third by the other. Mr Justice Darling, who -tried the case, eal...
IN THE FAR EAST. THE GROWING UNREST. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
Hf THE FAB BAST. THE GROWING UNREST. Mr Angus Hamilton has come Inter esting speculations as to what will hap pen in the Far East when China and Japan really find themselves, the article appearing In the third part of the 'Harmsworlh History of the World' (7d.) 'Looking back at the conditions of Asia In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, ana comparing tuem wun those existing to-day; it will be noticed that as wide a gulf separates Japan from China In the twentieth century aa then separated China from the rest of the Far East On one side there is China, unemotional, and only slightly lrruptive; on the other there is Japan, voicing the regeneration of Asia with raucous tones .... THE SPIRIT OF ASIATIC INDEPEN DENCE. While China Is commercially Inde pendent of the West, and Japan depend ent upon It, all branches of foreign In dustry cannot but view with alarm the increasing aggressiveness of the spirit of Independence now inspiring Asia at the prompting of Japan. Obviously these ...
THE QUEEN BUYS A DOLL. KINDLY LETTER TO A BEDRIDDEN WOMAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
^I^E;^^^^^^^^ mmmmm ted BooAii^ ago, a^wh'o baV^ec. bedrlddahJfor.ths 'past three and « ha\f years, recently eent some of ber fancy work to the jQoeea The articles com prised a aressea doll, dolru hat, antima cassar, cushion cover, etc, all mads by Miss Shrubb with her left hand. Owing to the nature of her Illness, MIsr Shrubb is unable to sit up In bed to do ber work, and for making knots she uses her teeth. She recently received the fol followlng letter from Buckingham Palace:— . -. . . . ._ ' ?' ?* '? ?.-.. 3Iiss Knollys is sure Miss Sbrubbs Will be pleased to hear that the-Queen ad mires her work so much that 'she would like to keep the doll with one of the little hats if Miss Shrabb would kindly name a price for it Tbe other artldeo WIU be returned carefully .packed.' A reply was sent, and another letter was received from Mlas KnDllys st^iinK that her Majesty had purcha^ «» ?'beautifully ' dressed' do1l-''r-T*a''yWl-l^ dressed In pink Eatln.— 'Dolly Mail.' .?
LESSON FROM FRANCE. HOW TO TILL TO THE HILT. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
WESSON FROM TRANCE. HOW TO TILL TO THE HILT. English- people may 'well have been ?tartled by the publication of some agures founded on this year's harvest showing the wealth of French soil, and the equivalent poverty- of English. As I read the figures I thought of two email village scenes, one In the valley ?f the Loire, one in the English Mid lands, that may illustrate, if not ex plain, how it is that we In England so yield to France m drawing Its due from the land. xne ngures were tnese: 'In addition to being by far the greatest wine-producing country of the world, France is also a large- corn-pro- ducer. Although the annual consump tion of wheat in France Is computed at 41,250,000 quarters, she last year pro duced at home no fewer than 44,680,000 quarters, being a surplus beyond all her requirements of 3,430,000 quarters, and this notwithstanding that her popula tion consumes per head as much as 101b. of bread per week, while we In England consume only about 7%rt-. per week. On t...
WITH FRATRICIDE. AN ARTIST IS CHARGED. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
WITH FRATRICIDE. AN ARTIST IS CHARGED. Early yesterday morning (11th Novem ber) an artist named James Ansted, aged thirty-two, son of Mr Windsor Ansted, a man of Independent means, residing at the Overcliffe, Gravesena, was ar rested In his bedroom and taken to the . _*_ ? «?_«. _**. *.l_«- f\n a /tTtO1*(?A fit uOrOUsU police tiuttiuu '« ?*? ?»-'— »»- — wounding his elder brother, Thomas Windsor Ansted, who had just previously been conveyed to the bospital. A Httle later the Injured brother succumbed, and James was charged with wilful murder. At noon the accused was brought be fore the borough magistrates .and after formal evidence of arrest, remanded. In spector Llpscombe said the accused when arrested exclaimed, 'Thy will be done,' and when he heard that his brother was dead, saW, 'That is a good Job. He Is out of his trouble.' . In the dock, the accused by his looks and ges tures conveyed the impression that he was insane. The members of the family say that the brothers were on e...
SENSATIONAL CRIME. TWO MEN SHOT. ASSAILANT'S SUICIDE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
. SEKSATXO&AX CRIME. TWO MEN SHOT. ASSAILANT'S SUICIDE. ' One of the most sensational of trage dies occurred on Saturday night, 9th j November, at Limerick. I A coachbuilder named John Carroll, i actuated, it Is alleged, by trade jealousy 1 aggravated by drink, shot a rival trades- | man named Michael Reldy and a man' names Whitehead, who was Relay's son- : In-law. with a revolver, and then made his way home where be entrenchei 1 himself and defied arrest. Four bul- . lets were fired. Whitehead received a ' wound near the .heart, and died almost , immediately, ana his lather-ln-law, who ] I was wounded, in the abdomen, died, ihorfly afterwards In hospital. K^The police were quickly on .the scene.] A^:«arroTisth^tei}^ ito; Jdll. &?-»*,- ?PMf ps^^SlM^^aftetataned 4here &^^*^:lnferestea epeotal&s «|'*he fcrocefeolngs. : ©urine the iilght Carroll further tacresrfea the gravity t-l his .crime by shooting Acting-Sergeant Magulre and Constable Walsh, who wer...
"SYLVIA'S HIROHDELLE." HOW SHE DOES PENANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
^^^^wiioiipm^ HOW SHE DOES PENANCE*-' * Mrs George Norman gives,-; in' the 'Westminster Gazette''' of November, another little episode of the charm ing American child in France. :The Hirondelte was in the harbor, and the Comte and Comtesse Jean had io vited a large party of us to luncheon ell but Sylvia. me peui-meu Qoesni s^y noining about me, Auntie LH7' « 'No, Sylvia, little girls don't go out to luncheon,' I said, Improving the occa sion. 'You're not asked.' 'Not arst?' Sylvia sat down sud denly on her small rocking chair. 'I'm afraid not,' I said more waver lngly. 'Wai! I got to take, those peaches to the concierge's pore old momma; I reekonTd better do It right away.' Syl via passed me in a flash and the door strung behind her. I sat down at my dressing-table half heartedly; to try not to spoil Sylvia Is one thlnsr — to see her small face 'over- cast with acutest misery Is another, I reflected. A knock at the door Interrupted me, end Annette entered with a second tele gram: 'M...
EMPRESS AND BABY. TOUCHING INCIDENT AT A HOSPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
EMPRESS AND BABY. TOUCHING INCIDENT AT A HOSPITAL. The German Empress paid a flying visit to London from Windsor on 14th November, in the morning, and inspected the headquarters of the Association of German Governesses in Wyndham place, Bryanston square, and the German Hos pital at Dalston. ^_ lien Majesty, who was dressed in a pretty turquoise-blue gown, with a large black hat of the Gainsborough type, and sables, arrived at Paddlngton shortly after ten o'clock, and at once motored to lbs Governesses' Institution. MIsa C. E. Melchers, the eleven-year-old daughter «f the. president of the German AthenEeum, presented a beautiful bou quet, which the Kalserin acknowledged with a -kiss. . In passing through the various rooms she occasionally stopped to inquire as to the comfort of one or other TOf the Inmates. . Amid a loud 'Hoch1 noon'1 fromyft^mwd;S--y:piuig: ^n^HitM ^f^fi yforrnf^ .%p^i&r]jDiotDrJcarJuiQ '. 4P1U9 ^vft'^-y*1^yttfl^(^ffl'Srgny^fiym'^t^ vOCfil derjoa& **...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
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FARM AND FIELD. New Varieties of Wheat and Lucerne. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
|^^gi*i|:i;^)ii)g? ' ' . ' ' Tfew Varieties of Wiuiat .'and * : ;--.'r: ? ,C1.,,' ?? .?„ lucerne. ??;.?.' '? ,', It Is reported that the Botanical branch «f the Department of'. Agrlcul- ture at Washington CD.S^A_) has dis covered a new type ol wheat which -rill thrive on a 10-in rainfall. This, if true, will prove of great Importance as such a type would prove Invaluable In many parts of the Commonwealth and In Sooth Africa, where agriculture needs drought-resisting crops. A cold resisting variety of lucerne is also said these reported discoveries, the London 'Standard' has the following re marks:— 'Great local differences u: rainfall are the main trouble of the American botanists, but a type c£ wheat ' has now been found which will grow In a region with Win, of rain. Now, to mate with it, or rather, to alternate with it. to maintain fertility and to supply much needed vegetable matter in the soil, a dry land legume Is required. A second search has found the desiderated p|ant In a n...
DEMOCRATIC OXFORD. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
DEMOCRATIC OXFORD. It Is remarkable to analyse .the ele ments which bo to compose thi* -sets . la our more democratic colleges.. I think of one set composed of the eon «f n rich brewer, an honorable, who win soon be a lord, & half-blue, the. son of a clergy-: man, who 1b to follow his father's pro fession, and a county council scholar, who started his education in. a board school; this mixed set Is completed by a German Rhodes scholar. — 'The 'Var sity.'; -.??.-?- . i
DOG AS MARRIAGE AGENT. A FRENCH EPISODE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
POG AS MARRIAGE AGEMT. A FRENCH EPISODE. Last July a pretty little spaniel be longing to a tradesman in the Rue de Grammont was stolen. About three weeks ago the tradesman's eldest son, a young man of twenty-four, was walk Ing down the Rue d' Amsterdam when the lost dog sudaenly ran up to him and greeted him joyfully. The spaniel's new owner was a young and pretty -widow, from whom the tradesman claimed the dog. The lady was so becoming In her distress that the tradesman's son lost his heart to her, and ~the question of the ownership of the dog will shortly be happily settled by their marriage.^— Paris 'Daily Mall,' Btb November.
STREET NOISES. A LONDON SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
STREET NOISES. A LONDON SOCIETY. The Street Noiso Abatement So ciety is promoting a Bill enabling the local authorities to deal more effectively with organ-grinders and German bands, as well as the street voudors whoso cries arc a nuisance to the public. A JJUllblUIl WiLU UUO111. 4U,UUU signatures has already been sent to tho Homo Secretary, and another is being addressed to the Chief Com missioner of Polico. „ Londoners arc being canvassed by circular on tho matter, each house holder being asked to reply to the following questions : — (1) Should ' German bands' be allowed to play in the public thoroughfares of London 1 (2) Should '' organ-grinding' be permitted in tho squares, streets, &c, of the metropolis ? -3) Should noisy traction engines be allowed ? ? (4) Should noisy motor-omnibuses be permitted to be a source of an noyance to the public 7 , : . (5) Should 'V shouting' in. the streets by -coal ?Vtawkers, milkmen, *c,:, „ be allo weq '?X .'r' r.--^ . ? : ; ? ?. ' rr '...
Experience of Rating Unimproved Values in Brisbane. To the Editor of THE PICTON POST, [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
Experience of Rating Unimproved Values iti Brisbane. i To tlie Editor of Thk Picton Post, i j Sir, — As I was anxious to reassure i (hosB who have any doubts as to the advisability of iui])osingoue gen^nil litti! on unimproved values for all services, I wrote recently to the Town Clerk of the City of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, for in formation. Here is his reply : — Town Hall! Brisbane. JauuarvS. 15)0fi. Sir,— Your idU'r, «lated December 24, Submitting a number of questions bearing upon the question of the as.S'-fcuuient mi unimproved ^raluvsof (anil for- municipal purposes, cam« duly t-i haml. I i-eferrnl it to the city valuer Avho furnishes replies to questions lfos..l to $ as per «ccom jjHiiyinig slioo1!. ..- . . ., ; jiife^warjiiit) 3sfo. Jjpeja;^) by -vay jlp^ijBhi^^neral^iJlwiijSti&ia^ cojiv uT ?!! 'ptii)ij;ii1«-t, prepared iy Mr. j LivUirHiirduii iUui-rif, fX-A]deru-an anil Mayor of the dty, which deals very comprehensively with the, whole subject, . Ti-usti...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 22 January 1908
? — ? ? More Evidence FROM Camperdown. -.- . Ttim Cmo of Mr. W. H. BRAMMER. x (By a Special itcporttir.) As -t is desirous that people sbou'd be taught that which it is most ne ci-sisary they should know, a ri'i-o:ter «us -ics|iutch«d to No. 175 IJhiirvb sli-.'i't, 4 '.ainpi-r'Jown,' which is the |-ri- i'ai( nujilciicu and business usla.'jlish :iii'nt i oitiijined of Mr. Wiliium II01HV Ili-smiDiui-. 10 olidl the infornmiiun tvhirji appears below in the foriii* it was nanutud, . !~ '.vliout Uiiu time two years ayo,'' Sir. I'.raniincr beyan liy- suyinj;, 'i iiaJ an cx|»:rieil(i' wlncii in' munv wnysi w'us rcmarknUe. .It was then that 1 niiide & r i-dVury from o ?set of tantaliKinir ajnifi.t* that 1 could not e-a myself live fruui ior tweiiti'-Joiir 121 on His. )'-ir Borne lime 1 noticud that juy vitality was on Llic *van«!.. Whatever 1 -lid was performed slowly and listlessly, with a teclniR, really, that .1 *iid not i'are .whether it was done or not.' At last i K-Jt bo bad th...