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CHAMPION PEA EATER OF THE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
CHAMPION PEA EATER OF THE ' WORLD. | A Dewsbury man is said to own the largest appetite in the world. I Within tho past few days he lias con- 1 sunicd a meal at which a van horse j would - have jibbed in despair. He Is j already well-known in the district in which lie lives by reason of his past performances, but his latest feat sur passes all his previous conquests. | The contest which has just concluded i lasted fourteen days. The condition was that he should eat t wo peas on the lirst day, double that number on the second, and continue to double it day after day for fourteen days. Tho peas which wore used for the contest were | tho ordinary green marrowfats. | Dining the first week the man simply | swallowed them like pills, in the dry ] state: afterwards they were steeped and boiled- On the tenth day the num ber was 1024; on the eleventh, 2018; on the cwclfth, 4090; on the thirteenth S192, and on the fourteenth 10,384. Owing to a little hitch in the proceed ings, he refused to c...
DRESSED UP. A SOCIAL FARCE. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
DRESSED UP. A SOCIAL FARCE. v Mr W. Pett Ridge writes in the 'West- j minster Gazette': — I 'But I'm cold,' «ie protested. ! His mother and father, surveying him with pride from the top step, made ges tures indicating emphatic disagreement; the father conveying also, by a wave of Ills big cigar, that here was the merest trifle of a grievance not to be counted on an important occasion like the present. Tijf, father, referring to an over-large -?gold watch, said that unless the boy hur ried he would miss some of the eatables, a circumstance which would probably be a source of life-long regret. | 'It's my knees where I feel it' I His mother shook her head reproving ly, and the governess, who stood in the background, murmured in a foreign lan guage that one had to suffer for being beautiful. The mother, smiling in ap proval of the aptness of the quotation, called to her hesitating child and asked whether he would care for the company of the governess, and this he appeared to take as a t...
DEATH OF A "TICHBORNE." OLD MEMORIES RECALLED. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
DEATH OF A 'TIOHBORNE.' ' OLD MEMORIES RECALLED. . 7 -The death in Brooklyn, recently of a man ; known all ovor the United States as 'the American Roger Charles Tlch borne,' removes the last of the famous claimants. , He died in the municipal I Infirmary as a charity patient. | In appearanco he was a tall and dis- I trnsruished-looklnc .man. To the hos pital officers he said he filed a claim 'to the Tlchborne estates, in England 25 j years ago, but had lost at sea the papers j which would have proved his descent, andvhad given up all hope .of ever es tablishing his: rights. '' '. -The old man' was always . saying that he' was the eldest son of Sir. James Francis Tlch borne, and was/ born :in Paris on Jan uary 5, 1829. , , Some. years ago lie was convicted of ! getting L600 pension money out: of the Government by Impersonating :one .Charles Curtis, \ and 'was imprisoned. , During his last Illness he, asked that when ho died his son; Charles Tlchborne; who Is in ? California, and Mrs ...
BIG JEWEL HAULS. CONTINENTAL THIEVES ACTIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
BIG JEWEL HAULS. COXTIX EXTAL THIEVES ACTIVE. Nice was the scone o£';a :;big: jewel theft on . Monday, 25th February;.- when; Mr Sell ill', a diamond broker- was a'ob-; bed of 'a. diamond valued 'at -ovor L-l 0,000. lie placed his- wallet, -.containing ' the siuiitv uu uju jivjui . -viuiu.c-,v wruiiii; - a' telegram in the- offices: of a ; financial II nil, and when he turned , to :pick; it up it was gone. No clue. to the ; thief . lias yet boon discoveied. \AnoUicr big jewel;; robbery: took place at Cannes about the same; time.. ? : ; v . A family of- the uamo of 'Bouu, oc cupying 'apartments on: tho first, floor of the Grand Hotel du .l'arc, -have 'been robbed ot jewellery worth over: L7000. The jewels were stolen ; , from Mrs Bonn's dressing-table. i Mr Vaughau; the -newly- appointed secretary, ot the ? British legation . at Copenhagen,' has also been the victim of a jewel robbery., On arriving at Cop enhagen on Monday; lie discovered that his baggage had been rifled during his j...
THE TRUE CAUSE OF UNEMPLOYMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
THE TRUE CAUSE OF UNEM ' s PIOYMENT. . 'I h.; : London County Uouncii may j-ockoii, with .pride . iho hundreds of 1 ? jiien-ifjs keeping -in : work - but. what about the lhou.su.nds who are left without.! employment, by the unnotic ed - * operation .vol ?? '-.the ^commercial dis- i trust '.which ? cosl'ly . ; udmintfstralion generates 7 And . when, as wo i ear is sometimes, the case, these municipal. works are taken in hand -not -o much because they. . are ? nestled ,? as becuusj they . employ - .labor the mischiot is doublod. We arc hindering men from1 getting work from private employers; , and we 'are. training: them to take their pluces- in. the unemployed class. — .Spectator. '-? ,
AFRICAN ROMANCE. EXPLORER'S HONEYMOON. FIGHT WITH A LION. LIFE SAVED BY "PUNCH." [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
; AFRICAN ROMANCE. I i - i EXPLORER'S HONEYMOON, , FIGHT WITH A LION. LIFE SAVED BY 'PUNCH.' Reuter's representative has had an in terview with Major Powell-Cotton, who, accompanied by his wife, has arrived In Rcme on the conclusion of a most inter .esting journey, which in its scientific re- ' suits will prove more valuable than his previous travels of 1902-1903. | A romantic interest is to be found in the fact that Major Powell-Cotton, who had intended on the conclusion of his ex- ' peditlon to return to England to get married, decided not to interrupt his | journey, and accordSigly arranged for his fiancee to go out to Africa. The mar riage took place on her arrival in East Africa, in 1905, and since then Mrs Powell-Cotton has shared her husband's hardships and dangers, having among other things, lived for many months among the pigmies in the heart of the lturi forest, tho first white woman ever seen by these interesting people. 'Perhaps one of the most notable fea tures of the j...
THE MEDICINAL EGG. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
THE MEDICINAL EGG. Tho 'miHlleinnl es;g' with which wo nre threatened from America adds a new- terror to life. What guarantee .will there lie that what wo take as an 'arsenious egg'11 at breakfast,- Tor the good ot our complexion, will not prove to.be one specially adapted for cuHng corns or promoting the growth of the luiir't And what would happen if halt a dozen assorted eggs found their way into an omelette?— 'Westminster Ga zette.' . '
FIREMEN GUILTY OF ARSON. HOW "TO PROVE HIS ZEAL.' [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
FIREMEN 5UILTY OF ARSON. HOW 'TO PROVE IIIS 2EAL.' ? w On 2Gth, February, vvroj.0 the Paris .cor- 1; ,.: respondent oC the 'Dally Mall,' a fire man named fierre Goncon,- aged' twenty-^; five, was sentenced at .GrenobleHo penal'-:';: servltuilo for, life' for. Incendiarism;' Gon-:.,v': con was .trumpeter, to the ..Echcrolles fire .v, urigaue, ana- snowea uxcraoraiuary t auiii i.:; in his, duties.' Noisooner- did a fire break out than ho. appeared In the street loudly ; blowing his clarion to summon the mem- / hers' of . the .brigade. : ' The firemen had reason to believe that' they were called out- a little too fre quently.' On two 'or three occasions it :vvas ,. found that the trumpeter had sounded the alarm even before the fire had - actually broken out. As no fewer than -thirty fires broke out in the little town In two months, Goncon was ar rested; ; but was discharged for lack of evidence. Instead;: however, of taking tho lesson to- heart. :;Goncon ' -.was' discovered one evening...
"GROUNDS FOR ENGLISH ANXIETY." [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
'GROUNDS FOR ENGLISH ANXIETY.' ! England will lie obliged to consider whether she is not too confident in the possession of a dominion such as Iudia, . maintained by bayonets and cannon. Certainly' the proceedings of thoL National Congress aud the utterances of a seditious press are sufficient ground for serious anxiety.— 'Preusslsche Zeitung,' .Berlin.
THE LINKMAN'S PHILOSOPHY. TRUTHFUL REFLECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
THE LINKMAN'S PHILOSOPHY. TRUTHFUL REFLECTIONS ' Mnrmadukc,' in the ' London , Truth' writes : — . -. ...... .Example is a surer -niaster^than ' ex-: :;' peiience , find example is a fast traveller in these days '.ol newspap T ' entcu pi lse, Amei lean ioui nalism _ :gen.ral educatioui'. the ; telegraphy,' an ;l . '~ 'Uie railway. Every class in' England lias cons-iderably changed, in the l.ift , thirty years, -but.uonc amongst u , have. ;beon^so:.jgi:eatly:'alteretl; as: have.:; the so-called ' lacliJs'' and 'ge.it!.- men.' Itf is noH exaggeivJion to . de scribe 'the West End. as the- birth- place.;„of i half: the, -social ism T.therc 'is in ,:,Uiis,-AcOjintry,-,-.for.,mostitsocialiB.f; ai o ,:iiot,'. disorderly ^-Vdrcaiiicrs. liu I. though tfu i is men-, mid;:: women ;.'w'lio :aro irritated' by theiliniiecessurv untl son-: ? ous,; inconsistencies . ol .the' so jial' -sys- ?.tcni., .- There is 'unvineciiiality .whiclv- is insuppol table Vice holding th .Scah-s for Viitue, Folly wor...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
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THE WIDE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
THE WIDE WORLD The decision of the Kaiser to marry o ft Prince August Wilhelm at the early age of nineteen has, according to the Berlin , . - correspondent -Jf the 'Glasgow Herald,' |' caused some little surprise in the capital. He is only nineteen. It is to the Em press's motherly anxiety that the match is due. The bride is the Empress's niece, Princess Alexandra Victoria of Schles wig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg, a ? seventeen-year-old 'Prlnzessehen,' who has the reputation of being « very charming and simple-mannered girl. She was very simply and carefully brought up, is an excellent ' hausfrau,' and a pood cook. This is ail the better, for ' Prince August AVilhelm will not have a ' menage of extraordinary dimensions. The Kaiser has six sons to provide for, | and cannot therefore afford to be too generous. ' Many cedars aro ascribed with more or -', less certainty to the eighteenth or the seventeenth century. Near Pope's villa at , Twickenham, for Instance, the 'County ? Gentl...
THE THAW TRIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
THE THAW TRIAL. The refusal of admission to ladies at certain periods during llin Tliaw triatl recalls the old story of an English judge who. during certain undesirable proceedings which hud attracted a largo and fashionable crowd, requested flint nil respectable women should leave the court. Two or three re sponded. Whereupon the order was given that, 'Since all respectable ?women have left, the warders mav re move the rest ' What (floes a man somcLimes po.-sxe-;* which lie docs noi want yet would not sell for any sutuV— A lialtl head. I
CONSCIENCE MONEY. SOMETHING ABOUT IT. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
CONSCIENCE MONEY. SOMETHING ABOUT IT. As a- rule,,: the conscience money :1s for income -;tax, and: the,, amounts suggest tholr own storles.- . The, late Lord Ritchie, , when Ghnncellor. of'1 the Exchequer, /re- .eelved a bank-note: for L500 from 'a' man who signed hlmselC ' R. D.' : The um ount ; was ^or . unpaid-; income lax:: Al most; at the . same hour stamps of tho value of -Ss. Gd. \for - tho same purpose reached: his : hand;: One cannot': help thinking -that; the Insignificant sum -'may have; been the occasion of, more -heart- . searching than the -..'greater. It: requires an anxious mind- to. discover, that; one's contribution?, to -.the income tax lias fal len ' short; ,ln, a- period of years, by less than half's sovereign. ,? Conscience in 'the ; case; of. others: remains tough or, torpid,; for ! In; Lord ? Ritchie's day the Income tax assessors^ ; convinced that a man with ?whom, they had to deal was not dlsclos- 1 Ing, the full story of Ills Income, drew a bow-at a ventu...
"SPEED AND GOLD." THE MOTTO OF TO-DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
'SPEED AND GOLD.' THE MOTTO Olf TO-DAY. According to Mr A. V. Tempest:, who writes in the 'Nineteenth Century' on I the decay of manners, we become less i courtly, less polite, and less obliging I .as the dnys go by. The descendants ] of those who twined into their mottoes the noble words, courage, loyalty,' honor, now emblazon on their shields a .mo.tor car 'passant' on n held 'or'— ami their motto is 'speed aud gold.' : For this deplorable state of affairs men are not alone responsible; women ha vu ;niiich to answer for. About the time when man was becoming restive under , the strict, but unattractive, code of .some ; thirty or forty years ago,, woman -.began ' to lie alarmed. Some-! ithing,; clearly, was wrong. At Society's ^full-dress parades ' there: were gaps;. in the : ranks; , tha -draw.ingrooms of; Jlh.v , fair: and ' Belgrn via ; began to : suffer -from : the competition of the boudoirs; of.s'Iirompton; manners 'en neglige?; were ' beginning lo pnn;c dangerously, attractiv...
WINTER HOLIDAYS. AWAY IN THE TYROL. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
WINTER HOLIDAYS, AWAY IN THE TYROL. A correspondent of the ' Daily Mail' (N. ' C. Clarke) writes from Innsbruck': — Win.ering in the Alps for the pur pose of enjoying winter sport is ;hj fashion of 1907. Mady mountain valleys, which formerly were d: sorted u} tourists from the end of October , to the middle of May, are now, thunks ' to , the popularity of winter sports, even more frequented by holi day-makers in winter than they are in summer. There is much to be said ill favor of winter holidays m tho Tyrol. First | ol all the sporls which make them so peculiarly attractive cannot bo en- j joyed at any other season. The skat ing .season in England is always pro- | blematic. And what! oi tobogganing and ski-ing V But in the clear, bright s inshino of the Alps they arc, all en.o.vod 'daily throughout tho whole winter illicit i* ideal conditions. A holiday in the Tyrol in winter has the. further advantage oi ' taking one away from, England - at the season which - is most : dreary , tl...
WHY HE LIMPED. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
WHY HE LIMPED. To-day's story: An absent-minded scientist met his doctor in the street nnd said: 'I don't know what's the matter with me, doctor. I'm limping badly to-ilay. Do you think It Is a case of locomotor ataxy V' 'Hardly that,' re plied tlio'doctor. 'Von are walking with one foot on the path and the other foot iu the ('gutter. It's uo wouder you limp;'
BOOK THE SIXTH. CHAPTER I. FATHER AND SON. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
BOOK THE SIXTH, i CHAPTER I. Father and Son Three days have passed since the interview of Valerie with Laurent Blurosset, and Raymond de Marolles paces up and down his study in Park Lane. He is not going to the bank to-day- The autumn rains beat in aoainst the double windows of the apartment, which is situated at the back of the house, looking out upon a small square patch of so- called garden. This garden is shut in by a wall, over which a weak-minded^ and erratic-looking creeper sprawls' and straggles ; and there is a little green door in this wall, , which com municates with a mews. ? A hopelessly wet clay. Twelve by-| the clock, and not enough blue in | the gloomy sky to make the smallest article of wearing 'apparel— no, not so much as a pair of wristbands for an unhappy seaman- Well to bo the Count de Marolles, and to have no occasion to expend one's walk, beyond tho purple and crimson bor der of that Turkey carpet on such a day as this ! Tho London sparrows, trans formed for t...
The Trail of the Serpent. BOOK THE FIFTH. CHAPTER IX.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
The ...Trail of the Serpent... By IVE. 3D. EHA.DU03XT. BOOK THE FIFTH. - CHAPTER IX. — (Continued.) ?Laurent Blurosset smiled a most impenetrable smile. . 'I acted for a'purposur madame I wished to test tlie efiects of a new poison. Yours thu murder — if there was a murder ; not mine. You asked me for a weapon : I put it into your hands ; I did not compel you to use it. ' No, monsieur ; but you promp ted me- If there is justice on earth, you should suffer for that act as- well . as Monsieur Marolles ; if not, there - is justice in heaven ! God's punish ments are more terrible than those of men, and you have all the more r-.ause to tremble, you and the wretch whose accomplice you were — whose willing accomplices by your ?own admission, you were-' 'And yourself, madame? In dragging us to justice, may you not . yourself suffer ? ' ?' Suffer ! ' She laughs a hollow, 'bitter peal of mocking laughter, ? painful to hear ; very painful to the oar^i of the listener in the shadow, whose face ...
NEW PLOUGH FOR FIREBREAKS [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 16 May 1907
NEW PLOUGH FOR FIREBREAKS , Mr C. P. Bell, manager of Westland Station, Lqngreach, Queensland, lias ; invented a firebreak plough, by means of which many niiies of firebreaks have been ploughed on tho property. These proved of incalculable benefit when the bush fires were raging. A work ing demonstration was given In the presence of a large number -jf station managers and selectors. The plough cuts a track up to lift, wide., and the deptW'tif the furrow can be regulated by means of screws. In a great num ber of instances those present could kco where a lire had been stopped by the single furrow, though in heavily country two tracks are goner ally' ploughed. Those present ex pressed themselves perfectly satisfied ' with the demonstration.