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WORKING FOR WORKER BUSINESS MAN INTERESTED [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
WORKING FOB WORKER BUSINESS MAN INTERESTED Although the busy head of an engi neering firm, Mr W. S. Busby finds time to take a great interest in the affairs of the Workingmen's College, of which he is now president For about five years he has been a member of the council, and at present represents on that body the Victorian MR. TV. S. BUSBY Employers' Federation. • Mr Busby has made a special study of the appren ticeship question, ana was a member of the recent apprenticeship commission. He has been president of the Master Brassfounders' Association.
FOOD FOR PIGS AN IMPORTANT POINT. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
FOOD FOR PIGS AN IMPORTANT POINT. While the first place in pig raising in America is "within the maize zone, and while this grain possesses great advan tages in hastening on condition, it is not without its disadvantages, one of which is said to be a detrimental effect on the fecundity of the breeding stoclc. An American authority recently stated that as one result of this far j mers in the Southern areas, where maize luzuriates, are changing their system of feeding and management, while they still retain maize as the basis of the feeding ration, they aie giving a better proportion of green feeds and peas than formerly. Any locality that will grow a variety of green feed is regarded as the best place for pork production. If it is a locality where dairying is common, no better advantages are required; for given leguminous pasture — clover, lucerne, peas, beans, etc.—as a basis, with a grain feed that can be readily grown and also dairy by-products, the highest grade of pork . can be ...
GOVERNOR=GENERAL RESIGNS LORD DENMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENT EXPRESSIONS OF REGRET [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
LORD DENMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENT EXPRESSIONS OF REGRET His Excellency the Governor-Gene ral, Lord Denman, caused surprise and regret at the luncheon of the Aus tralian Natives' Association at the Ex hibition by announcing in the follow ing- terms that he had resigned his office:—■ "I desire to mention a personal mat ter which may not be without interest to some of those present; a matter, I may add, of very sincere regret to my self, that is, that I have resigned the appointment I have the honor to hold, and shall be leaving Australia during the course of this year. I do not wish to weary you with reasons which have prompted me to take this step, beyond saying that indifferent health has been one of them. "I can assure 3rou that X did not arrive at the decision to resign with out very careful deliberation, and without endeavoring to be guided by public rather than by private consid- j erations. "I had considered, for instance, as j an alternative, whether I should ask for leave to return ...
Australian Fruit in London [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
Australian Fruit in London Mr John Dennis, a fruit-broker, of Covent Garden, has taken advantage of the fact that the law of libel only ap plies to individuals and not to nations. He has, with much indignation, repudi ated allegations made here in refer ence to the manner in which Australian fruit is treated in the London markets. It is something in the way of a coin cidence that Mr A. "W". Smart, who is one of the directors of the Victorian Orcha.rdists' Co-operative Association, should And occasion to repeat those al legations. Allowing for that percentage of prejudice which finds its way into most human utterances, it is fairly clear that the Victorian fruitgrower has a good deal to complain of, and has not been properly treated by the brokers cf Covent Garden. It seems to be fairly established that some of the salesmen wer8 interested in retail shops themselves, and extended a por tion of their ingenuity in keeping; down the price of Victorian fruit. It is all very well for Mr D...
Extension of Wireless Business [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
Extension of Wireless Business The perfection of communication will be reached when every house has its own wireless telegraph, or, what seems more likely in the near future, its own wireless telephone. Mr Wynne, the Postmaster-General, has some inkling of this,v because he is considering the feasibility of permitting stationholders who dwell remote from a telegraph or telephone end to erect on their own premises their own wireless stations. These will speak to the nearest official wireless station, and the message will then be transmitted along the wires. In this way many people who have no im mediate prospect of being linked up by costly telegraph wires will have the far cheaper wireless. The difference in cost is not merely in the installation, but in the upkeep. It seems a sound proposi tion provided, of course, that it is as cheap as promised, and that the station employes can learn to operate and put the outfit in working order should it go wrong. The man in town will rejoice ...
Passing of a Great Man [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
Passing of a Great Man In the death of Lord Strathcona Britain has lost one of those men who have given her peculiar distinction— men who are patriotic to the point of nostalgia, but. who are prepared to go to the ends of the earth on the duty of Empire. Britain has been prolific in the production of men of this char acter, and they are greater than they seem to contemporaries. Famous men of history have a certain relief im parted to them, and they stand out with a prominence of their own. Every generation is somewhat prone to belittle itself and glorify the past; but, as a sober fact, the men of to-day are a3 great as any of whom our history holds record. Cecil Rhodes, Sir Henry Parkes, Sir George Grey, and Lord Strathcona were all men made In the same mould and domin ated by great ideas. It is they who weld the Empire into a stronger and more united whole than is possible to any law or mere enactment. They live under, and in turn beget, great senti ments, and give to a whole peopl...
Improving the Port [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
Improving the Port "Wise enterprise is always to be ad mired, and the Melbourne Harbor Trust has furnished a good example in its de cision to borrow over £1,000,000, to be expended on harbor improvements. The sum is a large one, but is well within the discretionary powers of the Board, which has a' programme of some little difficulty before it. The former trust reduced the wharfage rates,and brought down the total revenue very consider ably. It was a necessary thing to do. The rates had been too high previous ly, and a reduction was essential; but the reduction, of course, created new conditions, and it is with those condi tions that the present trust has to con tend. The trade of the port is increas ing with great rapidity, the tonnage of the shipping grows yearly" greater, and harbor-accommodation must keep space with it. Though Nature h£is given Vic toria great advantages, her work re quires supplementing, and there is a large measure of dredging work to be done. The amount conte...
AMATEUR ATHLETICS: CHAMPIONSHIP MEETING ON THE AMATEUR SPORTS GROUND [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
J U jcLJr AUS i KAUiioiAii AMATEUR ATHLETICS : CHAMPIONSHIP MEETING ON THE AMATEUR SPORTS GROUND T„T.r ttttutt. MWTPMT fift 0%in 2 THE FINAL FOR THE 100 YARDS AUSTRALASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP, G. L. PARKER (U.S.A.) WINNING (Parker on 1 T H KELLY (VIC.) WINNING THE HIG1H JUMP HLl^Hl AUgT^jj^SIAN CHAMPIONSHIP (Beatson, N.Z.. who won, is running second at this stage). 4. ONE MILE AUSTRALASIAN WALKING itLo iS nf o cturi 3. RUNNERS IN THE 3 MILliibA-UoiIQ. WINNING THE 880 YARDS AUSTRALASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP. 6. THE FINISH FOR THE ONE MILE SlAMPI0^9HIP (Pickard. who won led all way). 5^R.qH^ ™O^GHEJr ^ ^ g> gTART for THE 880 YARDS AUSTRALASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP. 9. HIGH R7: TEJMPLETON (U.S.A.) _
SHOT ENDS DEPRESSION VERDICT OF SUICIDE [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
SHOT EXDS DEPRESSION VERDICT OF SUICIDE Evidence pointing1 to marked depres sion was given at the inquiry into the death of Alexander Shearer, 27, at the Morgue on January 29, when the Coro ner returned a verdict of suicide John Shearer, plasterer, said that the deceased was his son. He last saw him alive on January 19. He had been suffering from sleeplessness for some time, and had seen several doctors. He had been fretting, and appeared low spirited without reason. Norman Ivor Cooney, wine and spirit merchant, of Carlton, said he had known Shearer for 22 years. He called 3>n him on January 19 and said he want ed a few words. He asked Shearer into his office, but Shearer asked to be taken to his bedroom. Shearer seemed low spirited, put his arm round witness, and began sobbing. Witness tried to cheer Shearer up, and the two made ar rangements to go for some trips to gether. Witness had not left the room two minutes when he heard the sound of a revolver shot, rushed upstairs, and...
IN THE WENTWORTH DISTRICT [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
IN THE WENT WORTH DISTRICT 1. THE STEAMER "GEM" ON THlE DARLING RIVER. 2. A BUSY SCENE AT WENTWORTH 3 SWTMmtxv, HILL CROSSING BALRANALD BRIDGE OVER THE MURRAY RIVER. 5 IRRIGATING PEACH AND APRiSl mnt-X£E WAKOOL RIVER (20 FEET DEEP) d ™ * ™-r „ ^ r OTTT, ^ 9. CATTLE? FROM THE BACK COUNTRY CROSSING A CREEK NEAR BALR ANALD 7 A SETTLER^ LnSS ^REES AT THE WENTWORTH SETTLEMENT ON TH^ iT£9'K, f^ AN. BEING PUMPED ON TO THE WENTWORTH IRRIGATION AREA. 9? LOADING CHAFF7'ON Ihe BRIDGE 1? WENTWORra. WBNTWORTH- S TOE WATERS (Photographs by R. W. Martin, Wentworth.)
HESITATION FATAL WOMAN KILLED BY MOTOR [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
HESITATION FATAL WOMAN KILLED BY MOTOR "Death by misadventure'' was the verdict of the Coroner in the case of Margaret Rickarbjr, married woman, 46, who was knocked down and killed by a motor car in Smith street, Col lingwood, oxj January 21. Mr H. J, Nolan, who appeared for pie relatives of Mrs Rickarby, said that he had been instructed to ask for a jury. He thought it was time there were juries in cases of this kind. The Coroner (Dr. R. H. Cole) said he would have been prepared to enter tain the application had it been made earlier. But it was too late now as the body had been buried. Albert 'Francis Smith said he wra's standing on the Fitzroy side of Smith street, near Peel street, and saw a motor-car coming toward a woman who was crossing the road. The woman took a step backward and w7as knock ed down by the car, which had been swerved, apparently to avoid the woman. Edgval Wilson Dybing, driver of a postal motor van, was following be hind the car that struck the woman. He state...
PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED Here Are Ladies, by James Stephens, from Macmillan and Company, London. The Merry Marauders, by Arthur J. Rees, from Heinemann's, through George Robert son and Company, Melbourne. Magazines : The Pall IMall Magazine, the Review of Reviews, and Life. Miscellaneous : Records of S.A.. War, from Salvation Army Headquarters; Annual Re ports of the City .of Prahran. - Goslings, by J. D. Beresford, from Heine mann's, through Geo. Robertson and Co. Melbourne. The Tale of Lady Daventry (anonymous), from Herbert Jenkins, through George Rob ertson and Co., Melbourne.
RAILWAY WAGES LADS TO HAVE INCREASES [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
RAILWAY WAGES T.AnS TO HAVE INCREASES Among- the questions asked in the Legislative Assembly on January 27 was one by Mr G. Elmslie, leader of the Opposition, who asked Mr Mackinnon, Minister of Railways, if it was the in tention of the Railway Commissioners to increase the wages of lads under 21 years of age in the employ of the de partment. Mr Mackinnon replied that it was proposed to increase the wages of lads aged 19 and 20 yeai*s from 4/6 to 5/ a day, and from 5/6 to 6/ a day respective^. Head porters holding certificates of competency in telegraphy would continue to be paid 6d a day in excess of such rates. The i increases would take effect from July 1, j 1S13. ^ s j
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
Aceofdecms Tlie Famous "DUDLEY" No. 1— Mahogany - stained mouldings, 10 nickel keys and pallets, nic kel corners, 8-fold double bel lows. POST FREE, 10/. OTHER MODELS in STOCK. Also CONCERTINAS, AUTO . HARPS, MOUTH ORGANS, &c. ILLUSTRATED LISTS POST FREE. A. P. SYKES 272 LITTLE COLLINS ST., MELB. "For All Tilings Musical."
GIRD SCREAMS IN TRAIN INTRUDER CAUSES FRIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
GIRIi SCREAMS IN TRAIN INTRUDER CAUSES FRIGHT. When the Fremantle Sound passenger train, which left the Central Station at Perth, W.A., on the night of January 29, came to a standstill at West Leederville, a woman's hysterical sob bing brought a railway employe to the first-class compartment in which a woman, who appeared to be just out of her teens, was crying bitterly. When questioned, she declare.d that while the train had been climbing the steep grade between West Perth and Leederville, a man, a stranger to her, had attempted to assault her. The young woman's story, in the light of the dastardly attack made on Mrs Minnie Thomas, at Cottesloe Beach a week before, caused a sensa- j tion. i The girl gave her name as Elsie Handerside, and said that she had come from Perth with the intention of visiting friends at Cottesloe. She was alone in the compartment until, as the train drew out of the West Perth sta tion, a man climbed aboard on the wrong side of the line. "The man spoke to m...
SUNDAY READING CHRIST THE MAN WANTED ANOTHER PICTURE "GOD GIVE US MEN" [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
- CHRIST THE MAN WANTED ANOTHER PICTURE "GOD GIVE US MEN" In the absence of Rev. W. S. Rolland, the minister,.. on holiday, the pulpit of the Prahran Presbyterian Church was occupied on January 25 by Rev. H. W. Burridge, M.A., B.D., of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Invereargill, REV. H. W. BURRIDGE jn.z., wno is also spending- a brief holi day in Victoria. Mr Burridge is a native of this State, and graduated M.A. at the Melbourne • University in 1&Q2, afterwards obtain ing the London University B.D. de- - gree. After receiving his training for the Presbyterian ministry at Ormond College Divinity Hall, he saw service for 12 months as assistant to the Rev. John Meek (for nearly 50 years minis ter of Gisborne). He then accepted a call to West Perth (W.A.), where ho remained for six years. In 1909, Mr Burridge visited Oreat Britain, and at tended the classes of the Glasgow Di vinity Hall of the United Free Presby terian Chureh of Scotland. In 1911 he became minister of St. Pau...