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THREE CRUISERS SUNK. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 25 September 1914
THREE CRUISERS SUNK. The following cable message. has been received fiom the High Commis sioner's Office:— "The armored cruis ers Aboukir, Hogue, and Cressy have been sink by submarines in the North Sea. The Aboukir was torpedoed, and whilst the Hogue and Cressy had closed and were standing by to save the crew they were also torpedoed. A considerable number of the men on board was saved by a division of destroyers, trawlers, and boats. The casual'ies will be issued as soon as known." | Recommendations made by the Board that the highest selling pric- of wheat be 4/9, fl >ur ,£10 ro/, and bread 7d, have been adopied by Cabinet In the trial of Willian Battler of Brimpaer,, who was charged in Hamil ton on Wednesday with sheepstealing, the jury could not agree. The St Arnaud Council are opposed to the new Local Government Bill which would enable ratepayers who have not paid their rates to vote at municipal elections. The management of the Portland Freezing Works decided not to open th...
FIVE TRADERS DESTROYED. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 25 September 1914
FIVE TRADERS DESTROYED. Details of the successful raid carried out by the German cruiser Emden in the Bay of Bengal have been received from Calcutta. Assisted by misty weather and by intercepting wireless messages, the Emden, between September 10 and 14, sank two colliers, two emp'.y steamers, and the s. s. Diplomat, all five being British vessels. The Diplomat carried a cargo valued at ,£850,000, which in cluded 40,000 packages of tea. All the captured crews were trans ferred to the British steamer Kabanga, which was on a voyage to America. The Kabanga arrived at Calcutta with these men on September 16. A British warship is now pursuing the cruiser, which has cscaped southward. The Emden has caused British owners and underwriters a loss of £750, 000,. All sailings in the Bay of Bengal have qeen temporarily cancelled. The crews, who were well treated on the Emden, are contemptuous of the erratic shooting of the cruiser, which took two hours to sink the s. s. Lovat, one of her captur...
MURTOA PATRIOTIG FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 25 September 1914
MURTOA PATRIOTIG FUND. The following additional subscrip tions are reported by the collectors Previously acknowledged £307 8 6 Lannin, W T, meriuo stud ram aDd - - 5 5 0 ffoltkamp, Mrs H G - - 3 3 0 Rill, J A and Sous - - 5 5 0 M'DonaW, A| - 2 2 0 Moore, S V - - _ - 2 2 0 Sc'nirrninn, H - 2 0 0 Hiiuesler, J W - - 110 Carrngan, Mm - - 110 Griilvin, Miss - - 1 1 0 Murphy, 15 E - 1 1 0 Crouch, W H and Sons - 110 Hamilton, A A - - 110 Janetzki Bros - - 110 Aumann,, H W - - 110 Nationalist - - 1 1 0 Corded, G- F C - - 10 0 Meters, Rev. J - - 0 10 6 j Lomas, F - . - - 0 10 0 Tuppor, Mrs C - -'100 Teppir, AT - - -15 0 Surplus from Gullen, Slaughter, Jack send off - 0 13 0 Ilatcley, A F, 5 fat wethers Two Murtoa Ladies - - 0 10 0 £342 3 0 Several smaller amounts will be ac knowledged later on. The local com mittee last Monday sent a cheque for ^250 to Melbourne with a request that portion thereof be given to the Belgian fund. The central committee 1 have therefore allotted ^200 to the Lord ...
TRIUMPH OF DEMOCRACY. A UNITED EMPIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 25 September 1914
TRIUMPH OF DEMOCRACY. A UNITED EMPIRE. The utter failure of the Kaiser's plans is the supreme triumph of Democracy, of enlightened Liberal opinion applied ta the government of peoples scattered af'^ut every quarter of the globe. The Kaiser, who is merely the figure head of the mili'ary caste which has shocked the civilised world by its extraordinary display of brutality and shortsighted ness, utterly failed to grasp the genius of a free people. Because his subjects have been disciplined to discuss great issues with bated breath, and to cower in the presence of overbearing military tyrants, he fancied that an Empire whose subjects enjoyed freedom of speech, and who bore themselves as men though general or admiral hectored them, must lie at his mercy. Great Britain dare not strike, he reasoned, for both it and the Greater Britain over seas were torn by internal dissensions. No doubt there was much to en courage the delusion. Ulstermen were running guns, and Homeruiers were preparing f...
NAVAL DISASTERS. BRITISH CRUISER MAIMED. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 25 September 1914
NAVAL DISASTERS. BRITISH CRUISER MAIMED. In a message from Capetown refer ence is made to the attack on the British cruiser Pfgnsus by the Ger man Cruiser Konigsberg while the former was at anchor in Zanzibar Bay. The casualties on the Pegasus were:— Killed 25, wounded 52, missing 10. Details of the one-sided fight be tween the German cruiser Konigsberg and the British cruiser Pegasus, in Ztnzibar harbor, are to hand. The Pegasus was repairing her boilers when the German appeared, and disabled the patrol boat with three shots. The first shot was fired at 9000 yards clos ing in to 7000 yds. The Pegasus fired a broadside, and enfja^cd with hur port guns but was disabled after some fighting. The majority of her casual ties took place around her guns. The flag was shot away several times, and at last the marines held it up in their hands. The Konigsberg was undam aged.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 25 September 1914
GULB I N'S MURTOA "TT7HEN you hear talk of dull times you can be sure it's not tlie fault of the times. In our Stores we are always busy, because our Customers know that tliey can make their purchases from us and always get the fullest value for their money. JUST ARRIVED! A Fine Display of Embroidered Voile, with. Crepes and Dresses, in all shades. A Good Assortment of Embroidery and Flouncing Nets. Don't Forget! HOYLE'S PRINTS are the Best. Stocked only by us. CHRIS. GULBIN, Federal Stores, M'Donald Street, Hast®®® 'PHONE 15.
CRICKET CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 25 September 1914
CRICKET CLUB. ♦ The annual meeting of the cricket club was held at the Mechanics' Insti tute on Monday evening, about a dozen attending. Mr. C. Gulbin, president, occupied the chair. The president was glad to see such a good attendance, which augured well for the coming sea son ; and he regretted that the past year had been a poor one locally so far as cricket was concerned. No district trophy competition had been arranged, and very little enthusiasm was mani fested in the game. After the minutes had been dealt with Mr Strickland explained that the trophy bats, given by Mr Pepper and himself, had reverted to the club, as the committee considered that insufficient uames had been played to warrant their allotment. The playing material was in fairly good order, and only a couple of new balls would be required, although the net was nearly worn out. The secretary read a statement, show ing that when all accounts were paid there would be a cash btlanceof 3/3 It was decided tint the books ...
Patti's Phenomenal Fees. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 25 September 1914
Patti's Phenomenal Fees. 1 From time to time we hear of fancy fees being paid to famous singers ; but no singer has earned the money that was paid to Patti when in her prime. During one year alone she made the huge sum of £70,000. At one time it was a common experience for her to make a thousand pounds inside two or three hours. In 1870 she was paid £9,600 for sixteen appearances at Covent Gar den, and when she went on her American tour she received as much as £1,200 a night at New Orleans. Curiously enough, no opera star has been paid such a big fee as Patti not to sing. During one sea son at Covent Garden, in addition to the £800 she received at each performance, she was paid a retainer of £12,000 not to sing elsewhere during the particular period. Ma dame Patti originated the practice ot insuring- die voice, ttiul sho in sured hers lor £8,000 against total loss of voice, or £1,000 a perform ance. On only two occasions did she drarc* the latter sum owing to her inability to appear...
War Mems about Mexico. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 25 September 1914
War Mems about Mexico. » The land forces under General Wood were backed up -by 17,950 sailors, 3,970 marines, and 855 offi-' eers. The total area of Mexico is 767,005 square miles—over six times the size of the United Kingdom. The popu lation, however, is only just over 15,000,000 (Britain's population is 45,369,090), of whom only 19 per cent, are of pure or nearly pure white blood. Mexico's navy is really of no ac count. It only ccnsists of seven small vessels, including- two gun boats. Against these the United States can place thirty-three battle ships, fourteen armed cruisers, and 155 other craft, including forty-seven submarines. America can place 100,000 well armed, trained, and partially-trained men in the field. If necessary, these could be supplemented with 120,000 well-organised militia, which, by an j Act of 1908, the President is able to call out for service whether with in or without the borders of the United States. The last serious conflict between the United - States ...
The Clever Rifle Bird. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 25 September 1914
The Clever Rifle Bird. i Of all the quaint, cunning and self protective devices employed by wild creatures "for the purpose of keeping oft enemies, perhaps there is none that equals the cflwfcj of the rifle bird. There are several species of rifle-bird in Australia, but for the most part they are confined to CJueensland, although at least some members of the family may be seen in the north-east of New South Wales, and one community has been noticed as far south as the Upper Murray. As becomes a branch of theynmiJy of birrls of paradise, the rije-birds are very handsome. The dominant colours in the male are metallic and olive green ; but there is a good deal of variation in the different species. As a rule the birds are found high among tall trees, and they make a peculiar' crackling noise when disturbed. The birds collect sloughed snake-skins for use in connection with their nests. "When the construction of the nest is finished they place these skins around the outside of the struct...
SOFT HATS AND SALUTATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 25 September 1914
SOFT HATS AND SALUTATIONS. Much has been said recently by wearers of "derbies" and silk hats about the informality, the lack of ceremony, imparled by the soft hat to men's salutations in public. Few of these champions of dignified courtesy realise, however, that their own more ceremonious salute has degenerated from its original form. The lifting of the hat has gradually come to be the salutation itself, whereas in reality it should be, as it was in the past, but a preliminary to the; real token of respect, the bow with bared head. Thus it was in the days of plumed soft hat and court sword. The sweep of the hat was only a grace ful emphasis of the bow. Thus it was in the closing years of the eighteenth century, when an Eng lish manual of manners, "The Po lite Academy, or School of Be haviour," laid down the proper rules 'for the lifting of the hat "in passing by," further directing that one should look at the person one bowed to, "holding the body gently forward." And thus it remain...
IN OTHER LARDS. A GLIMPSE OF THE EAST. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 25 September 1914
IN OTHER LARDS. » A GLIMPSE OF THE EAST. I have a very pleasant recollec tion fif a business transaction with ■ a Chinaman in the city, which goes to support the general opinion that the Chinese trader is amongst the most honest of business men. I had purchased a Chinese bracelet for my wife, and had agreed about the price, and had actually paid for it, when I noticed that if the fast ener failed to catch it would pro bably drop off and be lost. When I mentioned this to the shop keeper, -offering to pay for a keeper chain, he at once had one fixed, and refused to accept anything for it, although the alteration must' have cost him 15s. or 20s. ' I mention this incident to show the Chinaman has his good quali ties as well as his weak ones ; and in this respect, I suppose, he resem bles everyone else. On leaving Shanghai we crossed the Chinese Sea, and found oursel ves in a day or two of! Kobe, .one of the shipping centres of Ja pan. From here I paid a running visit to Sir William Leve...
Mexico's Great Seaport. THE ROMANCE OF TAMPICO. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 25 September 1914
Mexico's Great Seaport. THE ROMANCE OF TAMPICO. Until trouble arose between the United States and Mexico, the aver age person probably knew little about Tampico, the Mexican sea port. Nevertheless, it is a town which provides one of the most re markable of modern romances of industrial investment. Tampico became famous in the money market at the beginning of the great oil boom, and some idea of its importance in connection with that industry may be gathered from the fact that in about ten years j nearly fifty million sterling has been invested in the oilfields in the State of Tamaulipas to which Tam pico belongs. Of this total over £15,000,000 represents British in- I terests, and the amazing growth of oil properties in that corner of the world is illustrated by the fact that from the 1,000,000 barrels of oil secured in 1907, the figure has grown to 16,000,000, which was last year's total. Apart from oil, however, Tampi co, which shares with Vera Cruz the greater portion of the fore...
A REAL WORKER. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 25 September 1914
A REAL WORKER. A. farm hand had worked in the field from dawn till darkness doing his work by lantern light. "I'm going to quit," he said to the farmer at the end of the month. "You promised me a steady job." "Well, haven't you got one ?" was the astonished reply. "No," said the man, "there are three or four- hours every night that I don't have anything to do, but fool my time away sleeping." ■
A Sleeping-bag. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 25 September 1914
A Sleeping-bag. — . The announcement that Sir Er nest Shackleton is to have a sleep ing-bag which will be the lightest in existence for his next expedition calls attention to the wonderful qualities of Kapok, the material with which it is to be made. Kapok is a Sbrous, silk material, obtained from the sped pods of a tree grown largely in Java. It is six times as light as cotton, and is so oily that it is quite waterproof. The reason why ICa.pok is not more generally known is because hitherto the attempts which have been made to invent machinery for the purpose of making Kapok of real commercial value have met with indifferent success. A ma chine has now been invented, with the assistance of which it will be possible to "card" Kapok fibre, so that it can be used for coat linings, bed quilts, and so on. A mattress stuffed with Kapok was recently tested in the water, and though only weighing 101b., it supported a man weighing 2001b. lying on it. In this regard the United States Navy ar...
Staples as Gate Hinges. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 25 September 1914
Staples as Gate Hinges. f Two of my ranch buildings were built with a small space between them, and this space I had occa sion to close up wicii a. j^-oto. X had no hinges at hand and know ing that those made o£ leather al ways sag, I set about to make up something- that would answer the purpose. I secured four large stap Ies and drove two of them into one of the buildings so the points of each staple were in a horizontal position, allowing a small portion of each to project. Into these I placed the other staples and drove them into the gate with their points in a. vertical position. The illus tration shows the position of the staples. This made a good hinge for the light gate T used.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 25 September 1914
BEREAVEMENT CARD R. F. W. SCHMIDT desires to think all friends for their kind sympathy in connection with" his recent s:id bureavo munt. THANKS. MRS. COLEMAN and Family desire to &nbsp; express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Onde for his kindnoas and attention to their late husband anil father, to Mrs. Lang, Mrs. FTobson, Rev. Allen, and to all tliose kindly sent so many beautiful filial tributes, cards, letters, and telegrams of sympathy.