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[?] AND POST CARDS. [?]RESQUE" ACTION. MONCKTON V. DUNN. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
IHpnd post cards. ? ' : ACTION. ^^®T3^CKTON V. DUNN. On Monday, 28th January, before Mr Justlico Darling and a oommon jury, tlie b, earing was begun of an action by Mrs Lionel Monckton, pro fessionally known as Miss Gertb Millar, the actress, against Messrs. Dunn and Co., a firm of publishers, to recover damages for alleged libels in the form of three picture post-cards. In one of them she was represented as being taken in the costumc of actresses in a piece called A Ndght Out ; the idea of another was taken from a picture called 'La Source i;' the third represented Miss Millar crawling out of an egg-shell. Mrs Monckton stated that in thess photos the face was hers, but she had never been photographed in any such cos tume. She objected to having her head put on to tlie body of a person insufficiently clad. She thought thc photographs very vulgar and. not pretty. The defendants admitted pub lication, but den'e.l that the post cards were defamatory of the plain tiff. Mr J. A. Foctc, I...
BARONESS AS SPY. IN THE EMPEROR'S PALACE. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
I BARONESS AS SPY. | IN THE EMPEROR'S PALACE. On 25th January the Vienna corre- I spondent of the 'Express' wired:— ! The' Baroness Schoenberger, the Hun garian beauty who was used by M. ! Polonyi, the Hungarian Minister of Justice, to spy on the Emperor Francis Joseph to. find out his views on Hun garian affairs, has created a sensation j by interviews which she has given to the ' Budapest newspapers. | She claims to nave nrougnt aoout tns famous audience of M. Kossuth with ths Emperor, ending in the constitutional | struggle between Hungarians and the Crown. She says: 'At this time_I was as much at home in the Emperor's palace as in my own house. My real , protector at Court was the Lord Cham berlain, Prince Liechtenstein, and not Count Baar, whose name was given t:- ' spare the Chamberlain.' The Baroness declares that in spite of the great political services which she rendered and the expenses to which she was put, which nearly ruined her, the j Hungarian politicians never paid h...
ACETYLENE GAS IN PLANT GROWING. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
ACETYLENE GAS IN PLANT GROWING. The results obtained in tho elaborate experiments with acetylene gas on plant -life ;at the.'Cornell University, as set forth in a pa per. by Professor John Craig (writes: the 'Acetylene Journal'), Chi cago, are what might be expected when the. close approximation of acetylene il lumination .to sunlight is considered. itie sun, as everyone knows, stands for life and development in plant culture. It is the chief element upon which the gar dener who lortjir. flowers irnd vege;ables under glass depends. When, therefore, lie can turrv to what Is virtually sun shine; as/l'iroduced with ease, economy, and In - abundance by acetylene, he at onco finds help over hard places. Pro fessor Craig begins his paper by quot ing 'iMunstorberg as showing the nearly equal color values of the sun and acety lene as revealed by spectrum analysis. It. Is a ; showing suoh as no other artifi cial light reveals. In that /brief com parison is found the basis of the success with...
THE BEEKEEPER SEASONABLE APIARY WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
THE BEEKEEPER SEASONABLE APIARY WORK. The latter end of March, to the provi dent, brings thoughts of winter, and the average bee-keeper, especially the be ginner, wonders how he will winter his bees. In wintering, the beginner with only two or three colonies cannot adopt tho same system as the advanced bee keeper. Those with the least experi I ence of bees are generally the most spasmodic in bhe preparations for win ter. First see that tho colony has a | queen; if there are no queen cells built ' and there is brood in all stages down to the egg, you are fairly safe in assum ing that the queen is there; but it is bet ter still to see her. it may be that there is not brood in all stages, and par ticularly may this boHhe case when there has been no honey-flow after bass-wood. Then there is no other way .than to actu ally see the queen. When looking for the queen, smoke the bees as little as ' possible, take the combs out quietly, and j do not be too long looking tiiem over the first ti...
CHILDREN ON DRINK. HUMOR IN YOUTHFUL ESSAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
! f CHILDREN ON BRINK. HUMOR IN YOUTHFUL ESSAYS. Some 12,600 children in the Hull ele mentary schools recently entered with childish enthusiasm a competition for a prize essay on the evils of drink. Some ;-.sems extracted from these essays were quoted by Dr. W. McAdam Eecles, F.R.C.S., the well-known surgeon, , in a lecture on the education of the nubile re ' spectlng alcohol, delivered before the So ciety for 'the Study of Inebriety.- -? . .. Wo quote the following 'howlers' from the pens of tho young moralists of Hull:— 'When a man is overcome by drink he should be taken -to, or go : to, a hot ? place.' 'Seafaring men who are in the habit ; -of drinking are liable to ? collide 'with , other vessels.' ' ?? .' .- ?? , ^ '-'To-day many people are in gaol for ' obmrpittlng suicide while under the in ? I UQ/,ce of drink.' , ,ie next example Is a pathetic wrestle oiMhe part of a child with a well-known text: ' ('Alcohol 19 'a mocker. At last.it biteth like a servant and stlngeth'Ulko a:...
A LONDON DODGE. THE SIMPLE CHILD. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
A LONDON DODGE. THE SIMPLE CHILD. It wns under the rnilway bridge at V.mxhall. The evening was damp and foggy and very cold. The mud lay four inches deep in the roadway, and i he stood in the mud and wept. | If we are to believe the prophet Blake when lie assures us that A robin-redbreast. III a cagc, | Puts all heaven in a rage, what sort of a commotion ought we to exneet over n child crvine its heart out in the gutter? 'Whatever is the matter, my little man?' I said. I 'Please,' sobbed the child, 'please, I've lost my 'apenny.' The sorrows of childhood, though they are Hooting, are the most tragic of all. Their effect is so terribly out of propor tion to their cause; and they are ut terly without relief. For a mail faced with bankruptcy there is always a break in the clouds. He can see tho day when, his discharge granted, he shall begin life anew with a substantial capital. A child, however — but this . has all lie en said before. His 'apenny! His ounce of allsorts! His sherbert s...
IN THE LAND OF THE SUN. GIRGENTI. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
IN THE LAND OF THE SUN. GIRGENTI. (By C. F. G. MASTERMAN.) From the window of my hotel I can look over a little valley across six centuries ; upen the litUe Norman Church and Convent of San Niccola, which Vises from its gardens of orai:g?s and great stone pines, I glance across the valley beyond and immediately traverse another eighteen hundred years, to the long lino of yellow sandstone cliffs which once formed the boundaries of a great Greek city, and crowning these heights, a long line of yellow sand stone temples, which told the ap proaching vessel far out on the waters that it was approaching tho i golden city of Acragas. | Time has dealt hardly with most , of them. They lio in ruins, pictures- j que, gigantic, heaped masses oi i yellow stone, round which grow the 1 grasses and the spring flowers. The J earthquake has been tlie first do- j stroyer, and that which tho earth- ,| quake spared was worn down by i Sirocco, and that which defied the j earthquake and tempest alike was ...
DOCTOR SHOT IN BED. A MACKED ASSASSIN. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
DOCTOR SHOT IN BED. A MACXSD ASSASSIN. Dr. Charles Wilmot Townsend (wired the New York correspondent of the Lon don 'Dally Mall' on 27th January), a leading physician of Staten Island, has been mysteriously shot in the dead of night in the bedroom of his villa in Wes- - tervelt Avenue. .tie ana nis wue were peaceruuy sleep ing, when they were awakened by the glare of the electric light and a man's voice saying, 'Get up.' 'All right,' said Dr. Townsend, drowsily, supposing that it was his coachman, whose duty It was to' rouse him in the event of night calls; bait before he had time to rise he fell back with two revolver shots in his body, as the figure of the mysterious assassin gilded swiftly from the room. Mrs Townsend, who is herself a phy sician, promptly rendered first aid to her stricken husband, while the nurse, who with their three children was sleeping in the adjoining room, rushed to the tele phone and frantically endeavored to summon assistance. She rang in vain, for the w...
THE VALLEY OF DRY BONES. A WEIRD NAME. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
THE VALLEY OF DRY BONES. A WEIRD NAME, Among the most curious things lu I this queer old world perhaps the I yoirdest Is the 'valley of ilry bones,' I which continually crops up !» 'various I parts of both hemisphere's. | / | In Chill, for Instance, the air Is so dry, that it is almost impossible for a body to decompose in the ordinary | way. Here and there in the mountains : or on the plains one may discover a body that has been clay for several years but has no moi-- returned -to dust than to life. There is literally a valley of dry bones' not far from Valparaiso, where a battle was fought during tlie Bal inaceda troubles. Here may lie seen to day bodies of men and horses scattered among the rocks, that are like nothing so much as .Egyptian mummies shrivelled by the fierce sun, and em balmed by the natural dry atmosphere. This is not, strictly speaking, 'a val ley of dry bones,' but that there is a real one in Ceylon no one who lias visited that island can doubt for a moment. It i...
Testing Vitality of Seeds. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
Testing Vitality of Seeds. Many of our readers will bo now arranging for their supply of soods for next season's crops, and we ven ture, therefore, to call attention to tho necessity of buyers making sure that their seed is of good vitality and frco from weeds. A simple test of the vitality cf any farm or garden seeds can be made as follows : — Place 100 .seeds, taken at random from a sample, on a dish of sand, cover from half to one inch with sand, moisten and keep in a warm place, as behind a kitchen stove, until tho sprouts appear. Tho number of sprouts which appear will give an idea of the .percentage which may be e-xpected to grow. It is ad visable to make more than one test., and be guided by the average results. A test of this kind is considered more trustworthy than one in witch the seeds are placed in blotting-paper.
FARM AND FIELD. Showing a Horse. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
FARM m FIELD. Showintr a Horso. The art o£ showing a liorso is gifted to the few. It Is partly an acquisition, but chiefly an endowment. It Is like the * aptitude to judge live stock which de pends not so much upon the training as ' upon the natural eye. It would be very . interesting 11 a rename computation could be made of the number of animals ?which have lost prizes simply because ?they were badly shown. In tlx? one ,- case ho is bound to attract attention; in the other he is sure to escape it. Much tutoring ia required before a man can enter the ranks as a successful show man, but very little progress will be made until the art of showing is tlio 1 roughly mastered.
The Trail of the Serpent By M. E. BRADDON. BOOK THE FIFTH. CHAPTER VI.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
The ...Trail ot the Serpent... By M. 23- BRADDOKT. BOOK THE FIFTH. CHAPTER VI. — ( Continued .) Mr. Argyle Fitz- Bertram, tho great English basso-baritdno, and the handsomest man in England, has just shaken the square with the buffo duet from the Cenerenlola — in which performance i,« ? 1.1-, liuo ov unuii.uij' o-YiUJi]JtJU that amiable tenor, Signor Maretti, that the latter gentleman has serious thoughts of calling him out to-morrow morning ; which idea he would carry into execution, if Argyle Fitz-Bertnim were not a crack shot, and a pet pupil of Mr. Angelo's into the bargain. But even tho groat Argyle finds himself — with the exception of being up to his eyes in a slough of despond, in the way of platonic flirtation with a fat duchess of fifty — comparatively nowhere. The star of the evening is the new tenor, Signor Mosquotti, who has conde scended to attend Lady Londers don's Wednesday. Argyle, who is the best-natured follow as well as thc most generous, and whose great rich voi...
Profits in Pig Farming. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
? Profits in Pig Farming. At a meeting or .farmers held recently at Goldon Grove, South , Australia, Mr A; D. Robertson gave i a profit and loss account of p'g rais ing for tho pcil.od extending over tho past six monLhs. Tlve cost of keep-, ing two boars and 3r0 sowfS^for- -thes period taken was^lius 'ascertained to be: — Food. l.P-fi 100 i ,i . r« s 6d., making a total .? oi%:L3J. 19s 7d. or an average of L2 's 7d per sow. In the six months Id ' litters have been thrown, - and 110 young ones raised, for which thero ^has always been a ready mar!-' el, at satisfactory prices, oir account of the brood, mainly Berkshire and Tam , worth. Dividing , the : total cost: of the herd,- : 19s -7d', by the 11 0 gives a cost .of 5s 3d for each pig. After the balance of the books the re sulL shows a balance m favor of the ; inA'Sirj' of^LCl 14s Gd [t 'should bo ^Itatcd, however, that all the ' foo'lsMiffs, peas, rape, &c., were grown on the farm, pollard being the only article that had to...
Rabbit Extermination. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
Rabbit Extermination, JJr Uanysz is .sanguine cl the suc cess of his scheme for rabbit exter mination experiments in which arc going 011 at Brcugliton Island. In a recent account of hl'.s doings he made the following remarks : — ' There is not very much to tell. We are now studying the best manner to spread must find the best means to make them eat it ; that is the most im portant. I cannot tell you all, as the experiment is not finished, but f t is not r ossiblc for stock to get the disease. On the island there are' horses, cows, calves, sheep, kan garoos, and poultry. They are all well, a.nd it is quite harmless tc them — it- is. not possible, in fact, to j five jt to them. Wo now get a'l the rabbits we need ; they are sent to mc from time to time. To prove that v the virus is harmless to other stock we have made an experiment/ In an- area of two acres w put more, than -200 sick .rabbits ; also : shcop; llgs, cows,- calves,, and hoises. All the rabbits are dead. The stock were giv...
[?] IN LONDON. [?]NISED REVERIE. [?] in the "Daily News" [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
wmW~~ reverie. In the 'Dally News' ?Jftterday to the Embank King friend Glaucus; and, land sunny for the season re -sat down on one' of the Itched tho birdB and the I feeding them. Suddenly red an .. execration, and me a grave-looking man, KHHOflfis in earnest conversation |^^^^^^^R-anlon- the matter?' said I. ?HKjP^ Socrates, ? is the tProgressive ?H^fklklate for my division.' 'He must be' a very terrible person,' said I, 'since he excites- you so much. - But what is a Progressive? For, indeed, 't have been away so long that X find [here are so many words in use of ' which I do not know the meaning.' 'The Progressives, as they call them selves, though we have found a better name for them, are those members of our County Council who are ruining all the payers of tribute, in order to please the demos. That is their doing,' he continued angrily, pointing- to a large chariot, which glided swiftly past us, without horses, a marvellous sight. 'Truly,' said I, 'Progress has changed its me...
THE THOUGHT-READING TERROR. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
THE THOUGHT-BEADING TERROR. Tlie secret of the Zanclgs (writes Mr Douglas in 'M.A.P.') is ti secret de I'olichinelle, so I need not disclose it. It Is more amusing to ask whether thought-reading is a desirable, accom plishment. If we could see each other's thoughts like beoH In a glass hive or ants In a formicariuin, should we be happier? Tlie mind is the only private place in' the world. It is the only se cure hiding-place. It is the impreg nable fortress of personality. If it were captured personality would cease to exfijt. The frontiers between man nud maai would disappear. The indivi dual would be drowned in a seething publicity. Everybody would go mail, and the cvirth would be a lunatic asy lum. All the thoughts of the world would be -tntnnglod iuextricnblj,' It would be impossible to sit down and think coherently in a thunderstorm of thoughts.
LADY D. CUTHBERT'S DEATH HER HUSBAND'S EVIDENCE. VERDICT—PURE ACCIDENT. GENERAL SYMPATHY. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
LADY D. CUTHBERT'S DEATH HER HUSBAND'S EVIDENCE. VERDICT—PURE ACCIDENT. GENERAL SYMPATHY. Brilliant sunshine poured on Beau front Castle, Hexham, yesterday, 1st. February, but within all was gloom and sadness fcr tho tragedy of Lady Dorothy Cuthbcrt's death. The flag flapping idly at half-mast brought a quiver to tho eye of many a sturdy HVtinrinln v(v»mnn Shoals of letters and telegrams were received at the castle, conveying tho sympathy of friends. The Countess of Straflord, Lady Doro thy's mother, returned to the home she had quitted only on Tuesday. But nothing availed to comfort Cap tain Cuthbert in his grief. He was Vhe chief witness a:t the inquest, where, with haggard face but out wardly composed, he gave his evi dence in a clear, firm voice. 11 was a terrible ordeal, softened as it was by tha obvious sympathy of the jury — drawn from the immedi ate neighborhood, and composed of those who had known Lady Dorothy well — m l by the tact and con;idera tion of the Coroner, Mr Rut...