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MILITARY MEMORIAL SERVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 21 May 1910
MILITARY MEMORIAL SERVICE. ' The same reserve was 'the scene of an even more .'striking ceremony, at noon to-day. This was a military. Memorial Service at which a large muster of the military forces, and many thousands of citizens assembled. Throughout, the morning people commenced to flock to the reserve, and when the sermon commenced the spacious en closure was crowded, while many hundreds took up poinis, of van cage beyond the fences. And it was a 'truly representative gathering, including 'as it did, His Excellency the Governor and party, members of both branches of the Legislature leading professional and business men, and representatives from all classes of the community. In jbrief, rich and poor had assembled I en masse to give a united demon stration of their profound sorrow at the loss of our late beloved King. The troops, which paraded from the barracks to the reserve, were led by the combined bands, which marched in silence and with their drums muffled in crape. Upon arri...
MOURNING IN HOBART HOBART, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 21 May 1910
M O U R N INC I N HOBART HOBART, Friday. News received from all quar ters testifies to the widespread mourning throughout the Com monwealth, in. common with other parts of the civilised world, over the death' of the fate King, Edward VII. -Abundant; testi mony is given that the sorrow felt is universal, extending to the most remote corners of the Gentinent ; and, further, that it is just as acute amongst all sec tions of the community in all civilised nations, irrespective of class or creed. To-day Hobart .is steeped in an intensely sorrowful atmosphere — it is in mourning. Most of the buildings in the principal streets, and . many ' in the suburbs, are draned out of resDect to the memory of the dead King, while a large number of citizens further demonstrated their grief by wear ing badges and ribands of purple and black. Amongst the public buildings the Federal are con spicuous for their elaborate drap ings. At the Post Office all the pillars and arches are heavily draped, while th...
CEREMONIES IN MELBOURNE. MELBOURNE, May 20. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 21 May 1910
CEREMONIES IN MEL BOURNE. Melbourne, May 20. There was nothing on in the city to-day except funeral cere monies, and it is estimated that the crowd that participated in them numbered 80,000. The united services held at the Exhibition building was ruBhed, and crowds of mourners were un able to gain admission. ; The weather W'as fine : during the morning, but rain fell late in afternoon.
VICTORIA'S FIRST MASS. Record of 71 Years. Roman Catholic Development. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 21 May 1910
VICTORIA'S FIRST ' MASS. Recond of 71 Years. Roman Catholic develop ment. It was 71 years on Sunday last since the first Roman Catholic mass was cele brated 'in Victoria, and the event was commemorated'at the solemn- high mass in St. Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday last. Archbishop Carr, in Ihis sermon, said that Pentecost marked two remarkable anniversaries, one in the general history | of the church and the other in tho ecclesiastical annals ? of the Church in Victoria. So far as this latter event was concerned, it was 71 years ago, on Pente cost Sunday, that the first mass was offered in Melbourne, in what was then the Port Phillip settlement. The mass was ofiered in a hired and unroofed store, at the corner of Elizabeth and Little Collins streets, on a spot now occupied by the Coloaial Bank, and the priest was the Rev. Patrick Geoghegan, who labored there with apostolic zeal and success until he was created Bishop .of Adelaide. A comparison between the state of affairs existing in...
Almost Generous. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 21 May 1910
Almost Generous. Two Irishmen were . discussing' the death, of a friend. , Said Pat: 'Shure, Casey was a good fellow.' . , 'He was that,' replied Mike. 'A good fellow, Casey.' j . 'And a cheerful man was Casey;' saiu .rat. .- . . . ; ' . 'A cheerful man was ' Casey— the cheerfullest ' I ever .-'knew,' ' echoed Mike., - 'Casey was a generous man too ' said Pat. ' ' 'Generous, you say? Well, I don't know so much about that. Did Casey ever buy you anything?' 'Well, nearly,' replied Mike, scratch ing his head. 'One day he came into Flaherty's . bar-room, where me and my friends were drinking, and he said to us: 'Well, men, what are we going to have — rain or snow?''
A Treasure in Peril. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 21 May 1910
A Treasure in Peril. j Indignant Wife: That new chau feur has only just brought the child ren and me home, and now he's tak en the cook out for a spin. Husband: Great heavens! He doesn't half know how to manage a car, and she's the ? first decent cook , we've had in a year.' Two farmers of the old school stood upon the platform of a railway sta tion the other day, when a lady'passed dressed in the height of fashion. . 'There, John,' said one, 'what do you think, of that lady?' ? . ? John eyed her for a minute and then said: 'Ah, Bill, it is bad ground that takes so much top-dressing.' A loafer, on being asked by a cot tager from whom he had begged the other day what trade he followed, re plied, 'I am a picker.' 'A picker?' said the inquirer 'What is that?' 'Well, mum,' he said, 'in July I picks strawberries, in August I picks 'ops, in the winter I ;pick pockets, and the rest. of. the year I pick oakum.' . At a marriage service performed in. a little country church, when the min iste...
"THE MAJOR-GENERAL." A Story of a Father's Sacrifice. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 21 May 1910
; 'TH E MAJOR-GENERAL.' A Story of a Father's Sacrifice. We called him the Major-General because he carried himself so erect and was so precise in his speech. He was a proud1 man, John Watt, arid he had reason to be. 'There never was a Watt against whom the breath of suspicion blew.' as he said it his eyes would flash and his stick would come down hard. 'And I hope there neve*r will be. I'm proud of my name, sir. There!' Since his wife died, thirteen years before, the Major-General and his only son had lived together alone. Young John had his father's abil ity, but he was wanting in that firm ness of mouth and fearlessness of eye that characterised the older man. Old. John had made him a clerk. He drove a pen in the office attached to the quarry for six years.- Then a fe ver of unrest gripped him, and he got a post in Glasgow. - 'You'll watch yourself in that big, wicked place,' his father warned him. It's so easy to go wrong.' ?'I'll be all right,' said the young one, easily. 'Ther...
THE CAT—AN APPRECIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 21 May 1910
THE CAT— AN APPRECIATION. Of all domestic animals, remarks a contributor to the 'Evening: Stand ard,' the cat .retains the most traces of aboriginal wildness. And therein lies her charm. She ' is full of the unexpected. This . 'Angel in the House,' tnis mirror oi gentleness, nas . i a wonderful knack of geting her own i way. Mere human wills fail before i that quiet persistence, born of long i ancestral experiences .in the primitive forest. And. we, poor beaten strate- i gists that we are, take our shameful ' defeats like milk. For she . does it' all with so winning a grace, so coquet ? cish a charm, that she not only es capes the punishmerit which, were she a dog, she would instantly receive, but - . her very independence adds to the piquancy, of the minx's character, and makes us flatter ourselves all the. more upon the favors she deigns to give. Beside this quality of tantalising winsomeness, the obedience of the dog -g. is apt to seem tame and bourgeois. He is like the companion...
A Time of Trouble. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 21 May 1910
A Time of Trouble. At ten o'clock the cashier in a cer tain establishment was seized with in fluenza; At noon the bookkeeper gasped and collapsed. ' Both men were sent home in a cab, and the criDDled establishment was left to get along as well as it could in such unforeseen circumstances. ?' At 1.30 the typist announced that he must \ go and put his feet into hot water, or his dissolution would follow. He was given permission to save his life. * - At two o'clock the three clerks suc cumbed together; they attributed the attack to some fish of which they had incautiously partaken. The proprietor was now left , alone, save for the presence of one small office boy. Presently he arose, and put on his hat with a determined air. , 'Tommy,' he said, 'I think you and I had better go and see the match, too!' ? 1
Four Months' Growth. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 21 May 1910
Foilr Months' Growth. 'There,' exclaimed a traveller, after relating to his friend a thrilling story of a perilous adventure on Mont Blanc, 'that was a bit of hair-raising, wasn't it?' 'Rather,' said the friend; 'I should ju^t think so! ? But, you know, you've told me most of that story before.' 'Indeed?' exclaimed the traveller. 'I'm very sorry, old man ! When was that?' , 'Oh, last April!' carelessly replied the friend. 'And in the four months since then you have climbed to the top, succored a fainting guide, sus tained a snowstorm on the summit, aided two benumbed strangers on the way down, and guided an entire party to the foot! ' .
FLUFFY-TAIL'S TEA-PARTY. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 21 May 1910
FLUFFY-TAIL'S TEA-PARTY. I It ^ was one of the most select , tea parties of the season; one , to which all the other pussy-cats round about'would have given anything to have obtained, an invitation. Indeed, there were quite a number to have been seen— I had you taken the trouble to look — peeping through the crack between the garden door,, and straining to get a glimpse of their more fortunate rivals from between the leaves of the win dow-creeper; but they would not have been seen watching for anything, for to-morrow they will feign the utmost indifference &s to the whole affair. Still, for all that, the tea-party was one of .the greatest interest to tho catty world, and deep down in each little kitten's heart they acknowledged that the smell of those shrimps was inde scribably good, although,' with their small noses high in the air, it was' universally agreed that the. contents of that dish, were decidedly ancient and high! Yet not so, thought the two fortunate guests at Ma...
Dukes and Ducks. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 21 May 1910
Dukes and Ducks. Mr. Charles Lyell, M.P. told a West ; Edinburgh audience that dukes were really not greatly different from ordinary, people. That was the disco very, once upon a time, madec by a auiau Doy at inverary, wno pestered his father until he brought him to see the 'Duke of* Argyll. ? Quite unabashed, the . youngster ap proached his ducal magnificence. 'Can ye swim?' he inquired. 'No, my lad,' said the Duke, much amused, 'I cannot swim.' 'Can ye flee?' was the next ques tion, put in equal callousness. - 'I am afraid,' replied the Duke, 'that I cannot fly either.' . 'Then,' said the boy triumphantly, 'ye're nae better than ane o' ma faither's- dUkes, for - they can baith swim and flee.' ? ?
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 21 May 1910
groceries; ? ; ? ; *- - MR. FRUITGROWER We invite you to write our immense Catalogue of GROCERIES, House hold Sundries, Crockery, Tinware Enamelware, Glassware, and Toys. WE BUY. Butter, Eggs, and general Farm . Produce. - - - \ » k CORRESPOND WITH US. IT WILL PAY YOU Robert Walker & CO. THE GREAT GROCERS and HOUSEHOLD PROVIDERS. The Emporium, 167 LIVERPOOL ST., HOBART. Howard's Hotei, Is convenient to the Wharves .and Post Office. Containing Large Dining Room, Well-Furnished Bedrooms.' Hot and Cold Shower Baths. First-Class Table. % All Charges Moderate. None but the Choicest Brands kept. Country Orders Promptly attended to. J. H. GAFFNEY, Proprietor, late of West Coast. BUILDING MATERIAL^ TIMBER, JOINERY, AND MOULDINGS. Millions of Feet Stocked. We offer every advantage possible to the buyer. Our largo first-hand pur chasing power enables us to do so, and our immense output is only a natural consequence. A Trial Order must ad to a continuation of your patronage. CRISP &...
Latest Cables Fruit Markets. SYDNEY. SYDNEY, May 17. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 21 May 1910
Latest. Cables Fruit Markets. : SYDNEY. - Sydney. Mav 17. The following prices were realised to day for Tasmanian fruit : — APM, 3s to 5s a case ; SPM, 6s to 6s 6d ; FC, 4s to 5s ; NYP, 4s to 5s. The following quotations for pears are the latest available. There were no market ^quotations ''to-day. The prospects are reported /to be poor. JS, 3s 6d to 4s a case -; WN, 3s a case ; NP, 3s 6d a case ; Duchess, 5s a case ; OB, 4s 6d to 5s a case ; BB, 5s a . case ; WC 5s 6d a case. Tomatoes, 2s to 6s a case.