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HEATHY ENGLAND. DEATH-RATE FOR 1908. THE LOWEST ON RECORD. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
HEATHY ENGLAND.' DEATH-RATE FOR 1908. THE LOWEST ON RECORD. There are several highly en couraging features in the Local Government Board's annual health report issued recently. England and Wales are becom ing healthier. Several diseases have become distinctly extinct, while the continuous warfare | waged by the medical officers of | the Board against epidemic and contagious diseases is having its effect, though, perhaps, not so quickly as might b$ uqder a, more stringent system. Dr. Arthur Newsholme, the chief medical officer, states that th§ average deathrrage in Eng land and Wales in 1908 was 14*7 per thousand, a lower rate than in any previous year on record. The larger the town the greater the risk of death ; in the coun try, the greater chance of long life. Infantile mortality has a gneciallv imnortant nlace in the lists of tho national well-being. During 1908 more than one-fifth of the total deaths of all ages in England and Wales occurred in infants in the first year ot life....
"THE UNWRITTEN LAW." AMG[?]Y FATHER'S ATTACK UPON ACQUITTED MAN. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
'? 'THE UlNWRITTEN LAW.' AHE SV FATHER'S SHACK UPON ACQUIT*.20 'There is such a tji.ul2 as the un- a written law, and I submJt that it ap- i plies in this case,' s aiu1 Wilfrid j Fitt'li, in defence of Michael Quirk, 82, j a contractor's foreman, who V/Jis charg- J ed with assaulting Dennis Mb ran, a I llnmolnec 1 -l ]inn l-m- -i f. V.'i i h-T-i'i t:-ro -incf |Q outside the court. Moran, who has been an inmate of the Kingston Infirmary for tha past wepk, was able to attend and give evidence. Last week Moran was acquitted on the ground of insuffi cient evidence of a charge of assault ing the four-year-old daughter ' of Quirk, and as tho parties were leaving tlie court Moran was alleged to have made a sneering roniark to Quirk, who ; thereupon knocked Moran down, and yiui^nua mm several wines on tne neacl, causing blood to flow. Quirk was ar rested, and charged with assault. Quirk admitted tho assault, and whan arrcstsd said, 'I have only done what any other man would have done.' In r...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
1 THE GREATEST BARGAIN CSNTlEE IN OITY TO-DAY IB '^*1 MILLER'#. . JOHNSTON SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SaZ-\. ' - 'Under ordinary circumstances our Stpres aro popular with tho purchasing OURSUCCESS t0 giVethe bestvall!ei aIld neverdisappoint our clionts, HENCE But what an opportunity will buyers have on this .... SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SALE; /; EVERB YARD, EVERY ARTICLE HAS BEEN REDUCED. ^ ' V Materials from 2/11 the dress length of 6yds double width. Floor Cloths,' 2yds wide, 1/11 per yd. Linoleums from 2/11, 2yds wide . - MILLINERY ALL BEING CLEARED. Reaay-to-Woar Print Costumes, 3/11 each. ' . Blouses from 1/11 each. - . Huon Residents will find it well worth., their while to . visit our StoreB during : - . this Sale. Four or five shillings will be saved on every pound spent at1 . . . '.' JOHRISTOIM AND iHLLEH'S . GREAT ANNIVERSARY SALE. . THE MURRAY STREET. SHOPPING CENTRE, -HOBART. MOUNT LYELL 'FAMOUS;:' ' HIGH-GEADE MAISTUKESV. EEGD-(tadSmoud) BKAKD - : ' ' ? SUPERPHOSPHATE, NITRO. SUPER...
WEALTHY CRANKS. Rich Men's Eccentricities. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
WEALTHY CRANKS. Rich Men's Eccentricities. That possession of much of the world's goods is attended frequently by the manifestation of the weirdest eccentricities on the part of the Bwn ers is illustrated by the following in stances: — In Vienna there lives a wealthy man, a Pole of noble origin, occupying sump tuous apartments in the heart of the capital's fashionable quarter, who, when he wishes to summon his ser vants, does so by means of bugle calls. A favorite pastime of thi seccentric is to drive an omnibus, wherever he may find aristocratic equipages to be most numerous. The Viennese assert that, while -he spends a fortune each year upon clothes, he is never clad in any save the discarded garments of his valet. On one occasion the Pole astounded the guests at a ball by ap pearing in a costume of pure white, with the notable exception of shirt and tie, which were entirely black. To complete the oddities, it may be added that when dining, which he ac complishes invariably alone ...
MAN'S BEST FRIEND. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
MAN'S BEST FRIEND. ? I If a man has a good wife he has ! the best friend it is possible to have. 'A man's best friend,' says Bulwer Lytton, 'is a wife of good sense and good heart, whom he loves, and who loves him.' In a woman there is at once a subtle delicacy of tact and a plain soundness of judgment which are rarely com bined to an equal degree in a man. A woman, if she really be your, friend, will have a sensitive regard for your character, honor, and repute. She will seldom counsel you to do a shabby thing, for a woman always desires to be proud of you. At .the same time, her constitutional timidity makes her more cautious than your male friend. She, therefore, seldom counsels you to do an imprudent deed. ^-4_wife best shows^ her friendliness by cSpping^ off ?rom iieF~~ iiusbancFs' moral nature little twigs that are growing in the wrong direction. If he says anything silly she will affec tionately tell him so. If he declares that he will do something absurd, she will find means...
GERMANISING RUSSIA. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
GERMANISING RUSSIA. Doctor E. J. Dillon, the special cor respondent of the 'Daily Telegraph' in St. Petersburg, contributes an article showing to what a remarkable extent German influence has spread through out the Russian Empire. The follow ing extract gives some of the most striking facts and figures: — 'The Teutonic element in Russia is very powerful, for in every lucrative employment, public and private, from gardening and compounding medicines to the highest offices of state, Germans occupy leading positions. In the bank ing world especially they preponder ate. Again, they follow the railways, picking up much of the trade and com merce that each new line creates. 'In the Baltic provinces the Ger man minority, highly cultured and ethi cally superior, has for generations ruled the aboriginal races, and ruled them after the manner of the Jesuits - in Paraguay. Every centre of indus try and commerce has a flourishing German community — there are two thousand seven hundred and fifty...
WHAT IMAGINATION WILL DO. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
WHAT IMAGINATION WILL DO. At a big dinner the other night a well-known nerve specialist told this' interesting story of the influence of imagination on health. 'A young bank clerk,' lie said, 'feeling fagged from the excessive heat of a very trying 'summer, con sulted a. nhvsician. The Dhvsician questioned him, sounded his lungs, and then said: ' 'I will write you to-morrow.' 'The next day the bank clerk re ceived a letter from the medical man telling him that his right lung ; was gone, and his heart seriously derang ed, 'and advising him to lose '.ry- time in putting his affairs in order. ' 'Of course,' the doctor wrote, 'you may live for weeks, but you would do well to leave nothing of importance unsettled.' 'Naturally, Che young bank, clerk was very much depressed by this sad letter,, amounting to nothing less than a death sentence. He did not, of course, go to work that morning, and before noon he was having trou ble with his respiration, while severe pains shot rapidly through ...
In Sunday School. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
In Sunday School. A minister was questioning a Sun day-school class about the man who fell among thieves on the way from Jerusalem to Jericho. Bringing the story to a point, he asked: 'Now why did the priest and Levite pass by on the other side?' 'I know,' said a lad; 'because the man was already robbed.' 'What did the poet mean when he called his country 'the land of the free and the home of the brave'?' 'He was. probably referring to bach elors and married men,' said old Mr. Smithers sadly; A gentleman whose house was be ing repaired went one day to see how the job was getting on, and, observ ing a number of nails lying about, said to the carpenter employed on the work: 'Why don't you take care of these nails? They'll certainly be. lost.' 'No, they won't,' replied the car penter; 'you'll find them in the bill.'.
Courtship in Camera. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
Courtship in Camera. She gave' him a cabinet photo; He gazed for a moment or two, Then pleaded, 'Sweetheart, won't you give me - The lovely 'original' too?' 'If you're 'positive,' dear, that you . love me,' ane saia, tnrougn a mnr or tears, 'A 'negative' I cannot .give you; I'm yours to the end of our years.' So courtship was quick to 'develop,' Their marriage was 'fixed' up in town, ' And now in a middle-class suburb ? She is steadily 'toning him down.'
How She Remembered. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
How She Remembered. In a town in the north of England, where the pension officer was seeing after the various inquiries and ages of the old age pension claimants, one old woman particularly puzzled him by her inability to give him any cue to her age. 'Is there nothing important happen ed which you remember?' he asked kindly. . 'Naw, nothing,'' she said dejected ly. Suddenly her face brightened up, and she blurted out: 'Sure, I mind now, I heard my father saying I was born the night Cromwell died.' 'Nonsense!' said the pension offi cer; 'that couldn't be, for Cromwell died in 1658.' 'I don't care a n-p what you say,' said the old lady, 'for I remember well my. father telling me often that I was born the night before Cromwell died, and that he died from eating a feed of raw ' 'taties.' Cromwell, it turned out, was ? the name of an old -nag belonging to her father. _
POWER OF WILL. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
POWER OF WILL. Many a man who prides himself on his will-power is failing to use. it in the really critical issues of life. He will set a high standard for himself in some important detail of every-day living, such as rigid punctuality, or scrupulous care in his person or dress, or persistent physical exercise, and he will hold himself to'that standard, no matter what it costs to do, by an un compromising effort of the will. This is good exercise; it takes character, and it makes character. But, when it comes to moral self-conquest, that same man is often the veriest weak ling. He may know that a certain in dulgence is wrong and harmful, yet the idea of summoning against it that iron will of his, on which he rightly prides himself in secular affairs, seems not to occur to him. Will-power is one of man's richest gifts.
Wise—and Otherwise. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
Miae— ant) Otherwise. Fond Mother : You're never satisfied. J ack. When you go to sea you're home sick, and when you come home you're sea-sick. Septimus : How io your little girl, Mrs. 0 Mrs. Smith : My little boy is quite well I thank you. Septimus : Oh, it's a boy 1 I knew it was one or the other. 'Why in emigrating to America have you planned to leave your youngest son bohind ?' ' Oh, I guess he'll follow later. He has just been appointed cashier in a Berlin bank.' Wise: Don't get foolish just because you've had a little money left to you. You'd better be economical now. ' Gailey : Ah, it's too hard. Wise : But if you don't live economi cally now you'll have to later. Gailey: Well, it isn't so hard to be economical when you have to. ' The time to save is when you'ro young.' ' That's all right, but a fellow doesn't earn anything till he gets well along, -and then it costs more to live.' Sillicus : Do you believe there is honor among thieves ? Cynicus: No; they are just as bad as o...
AGRICULTURE. SHORTHORN BREEDING [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
AG R I C U LTU R E. SHORTHORN BREEDING. On this subject, 'Breeder,' in the 'Live Stock Journal,' writes as fol lows: — It is desirable that breedeis should first determine what they want to breed, or, ratner, what the country wants, and then consider how they may best go to work I Tho £ ? j ? ... 1 uvoiuciaium IS, JLUUU glUWU ill the cheapest possible rate. The ani mals, to yield this result, must first be constituionally sound; secondly, prolific; thirdly, apt to ^produce tlie kind of food required. All these three conditions relate to properties which are hereditary and capable of cultiva- ; tion, and their existence in every ani mal is most desirable. An ancestor lacking any one of them blots the pedigree no less, in some regards, than a mongrel alliance; for chary breeding, tainted health, and 1 poverty of flesh are evils as sure to . crop out again as the black horns and ? the blue nose of the alien sire. To maintain the foregoing condi tions of success, we must select the anim...
OBITUARY. MR CHRISTOPHER NICHOLAS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
OBITUARY. MR CHRISTOPHER NICHOLAS. An old and respected resident of Franklin, in the person of Mr Christopher Nicholas passed away, on Wednesday last at the ripe old-age of 81. Deceased had been ailiiig for a very long time past. Although of a very retir ing disposition ne bad a large circle of friends, many of whom came from different parts of the district to attend the deceased's funeral yesterday, and pay their last tribute of respect to him at the graveside. He had been a member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows for just about half a century, and 48 brethren of the Order followed the^ cortege, robed in official re galia. The burial sermon was conducted by Rev. F. P. Bethune. Deceased leaves a widow and 8- family of grown up son $
Tom Harris's Awakening [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
Tbhri Harris's Awakening By A, C. They're all the same,' said the pes simistic-looking cabman, staring gloomily out of the door to the rain-swept rank. 'A man doesn't know a woman till he lives with her — and very often not then. I once knew a man who courted a woman fnr nine, years, an' he used to say he felt as if 'e's known her since she was an infant iin arms, an' that he knew her from a to z. But he learnt so much about her that he didn't know afore in the first week of married life that he thought his 'ead would bust.' A brother cabman, who had been shuffling uneasily, here got up and hastened out, regardless of the rain. The speaker looked after him pity ingly. Poor old Ted!' he murmured sad „ ly, when the other was safely out of earshot; 'He knows the truth of what I. say only too well. The last ... six months has been a cruel awakenin' for him, and that just shows ' you. 'Before he married her you'd ha' . thought his wife as nice a woman as ever wore boots. Nobody could ha'...
ASTOUNDED PROFESSORS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
ASTOUNDED PROFESSORS. A boy prodigy with alleged marvel lous powers oi mathematical divina tion (,says the 'Daily Mail') has bittu discovered in Now England in the per son oi: William James oidis, the ten year-old son of the professor of psj eliology at Harvard University. A year a 20 little Sidis. ivlinso f.nHmr had -brained him according to a unique ?'system,' was admitted as an under graduate to the university. On tut evening of January o the boy — in every thing out his knowledge of mathematics a veritable child— faced an audience oi' loarned professors, and delivered a loo uUro 011 lourth dimensional theories. So abstruse and erudite were' tho argu ments of tiie boy mathematician, the newspapers declare, that many oi his ?neaivrs, who included Professors AV. 1'. .Liarbour, W'. M. Pierce, and J. C. (Joo lidgo, confessed themselves unable ix follow him. jxosy-cneeked and dressed in knee breeches, with a red handkerchief round his neck, young Sidis was surely one of tho most extra...
A FEW THOUGHTS. Women's Hats. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
A FEW THOUGHTS. By A. L. Humphrey. Women's Hats. 'No well-dressed woman of the world ever- feels quite happy unless she is wearing one of her best hats. A hat is to a woman not only a hat, but it is a weapon of defence. She does not feel quite sure of her self without it and she is ever seek ing opportunities or finding excuses for wearing her hat on this or that occasion, we know quite well that no-, woman ever takes off her hat at lun cheon if she can possibly help it. When she puts her hat on in the morning or towards midday she means it to stay there, and she would, if she could, wear it until she went to bed at night.' Men's Ties.' 'The color of a man's tie. should be as fixed as his character, superior to change. If a man is disposed to a red tie, let him wear one. That is his color. You and I may object to red ties for ourselves, but we have no right to abuse his. In the duelling days men have been shot for less. It is only men of too much or too little individuality who wear...
AGGRESSIVE SEX. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
AGGRESSIVE SEX. Mr Plowden is convinced that the doom of man is sounded, and that, although women may not eat him in tho immediate future', as the female spider eats tho male, she has already reached the stage of beating him. It lias become quite common for men to complain of the violence of women,' he declared at Marylebono, 'and we c.'hnll _ kl _ , ' __ j 77 -f J OWAA w to say ivron truth that man is tho weaker sex. 'The case was one in which Mr Arthur Lovell, of Elgin Avenue1, Maida Vale, accused Mrs Beatrice Taylor, a voini'r widow living in the same block oi fiats, of attacking him. He asserted that, as he was about to enter his flat on November 30, Mrs Taylor : Complained oi his child keeping hers awake. Refused to lot liim pass until she fin ished with him. Knocked his liat off. Struck him with a. stick. Tried to gouge his eyes out with the stnk. Scratched his wife's face. On the following Friday a friend call ed to sco Mr Lovell, but Mr Lovell would not go downstairs to open...
MAIZE GROWING IN SOUTH AFRICA. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
MAIZE GROWING IN SOUTH AFRICA. A striking fact in the. history of the grain trade of the world is the recent rapid increase in exports of maize from South Africa. It is not long since the South African farmers be gan to realise the possibilities of maize-growing, and. the great value of this grain in the. markets of Europe. F.vnoptsr nn nnnttnonf- nrnnmmrprl South African maize to be of the fin est quality, and agriculturists found that the South African climate and soil were particularly favorable to the growth of the cereal. This year there has been an unusually large harvest, and, owing to the fact that the na tives have grown large quantities of amabele, or Kaffir corn, they were not such extensive buyers of maize as in former years. As a result, so the Hon. F. R. Moor, the Prime Minister of Natal, declared in a recent speech, 240,000 tons of Natal maize will be shipped to Europe between now and December. The Transvaal has con siderably over a million bags of the cereal availabl...