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LIFE LOST FOR A PENNY [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 6 February 1914
JjIFK LOST Foil A l'K.NNV Inadvertently travelling on to Mark lane station Instead of alighting from the train at Aldgate East, It was said at a Soutlnvark- Inquest yesterday (says the "Daily Mail" of November -5), njames Mallett, thirty-eight, laborer, refused to pay a penny excess fare. He crossed to another plat form and was entering a moving train - not the ono ho wanted - when lie fell between the footboard and the platform and was killed. A verdict of Accidental Death was re turned.
CLAREMONT BROTHERHOOD EXPERIENCES IN AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 6 February 1914
CLAREMONT BROTHERHOOD EXPKP.TKXCES IN AUSTRALIA. Speaking at the Clarcrnont Brother hood on Sunday afternoon on the social life of Australia (says the "Islington Gazette" of December 10), the Rev. Victor Bell said that the conditions were very similar to those prevailing In England. He believed that the a\*e rage drink bill was greater over here, but there were more drunkards in Aus tralia in proportion. Another failing that was very appar ent in Neu* South "Wales was the gam bling habit, and these two were the most dilltcult and hateful obstacles In. the way of its reformers. In Sydney every man and boy seemed to bo try ing to get sixpence without working for it. Gambling was degrading and brutal izing numbers of its Inhabitants, and he considered that, on the whole, tliis vice had a far more degenerate effect on a man than drink. The aborigine of Australia had been quick to copy the white man in his vices. The speaker said that in his own township, where 230 acres had been allotte...
POSTAGE STAMPS DUTCH CENTENARY [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 6 February 1914
POSTAGE STAMPS DI; TC11 C !.: N T E X AUY (By Fred J. Melville, in the "Dally Telegraph.") In tho early part of this year there was milled to our albums one of the finest series of stamps of historical as sociations ever issued, in the Russian set commemorative of the Tercentenary of the Romanof dynasty. Now, towards the close of the year, Holland has emulated the example of Russia, ami has issued a set of stamps to mark the centenary of the accession of William I. to the throne of the! Netherlands. Tho Dutch series does not I present the variety of portraiture, nor | the same attractiveness of design and color, found in the Russian series, hut the stamps are well engraved and printed by the historic firm of Ensehede and Sons, of llaarlem. i They are of large, upright, oblong; shape, and depict portraits of William j I. and his successors of the same name down to the present occupant of the I throne, Queen Wilhehnina. Tho values, ' with their respective portraits and I color:?, are ...
LOVER'S ADIEU £150 FOR BREACH OF PROMISE. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 6 February 1914
LOVER'S ADIEU . £150 FOR BREACH OP PROMISE. " ,reac, of P">mlso oI marriage 1in! by A,ia3 Ansley Kaia S 'J J'e;lf,s °c oce. a book-keopor, Mr iV, i ?u, ,Lam,jeth road, against ?mi David Simmons, agod -J, manager ol' an Ironmonger's estab lishment In .Soven Slaters road, was r k- esturflay (rc'10rts the "Dally Mall of Novumbcr L'G). The case was mon jury.' '' and a com Tlui courtship, it had been stated by counsel, extended over seven years from May, IWG, to Jaunaxy, 1913. The pro* miso to marry was not denied, but iho defendant pleaded that it was rescinded by mutual consent, which the plaintiff denied. Mi.sa Lane &lt;;avc evidence. Sho and Oelendant lor two years saw each other nearly every day. They became on gaged on August 18, 1909, her birthday; live defendant gave her a ring, and | tile marriage was fixed to tako place two year# later. Some time after cho proposal the defendant said ho had &lt;L2U0 in the bank; subsequently ha bought Consols. She expended £2...
AIRCRAFT GUN IN ACTION [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 6 February 1914
AIRCRAFT GUN IN ACTION Further trials with the aircraft des troying gun. atthe. Needles Battery, Jsle of Wight, took placc yesterday (says "The Dally. Nows" Nowmbcr Bursting shells or shrapnell were fired. The targets, three box kites, were towed down the Channel against the, wind hy the destroyer Nubian, and when at a height of over two thousand feet and about a mile out to sea tiring commenced. The projectiles were spec ially constructed to ^Ivc off a trail of smoke to show their course In the air, and tills device worked splendidly. Two or three at first were a little short, but then the gunner found the range, and shell after shell exploded close to the target, two of the kites being smashed. , For a second trial of a new weapon under entirely fresh conditions the shooting appeared to be splendid. It demonstrated the havoc which could bo played with aircraft at the height usually attained. The kites were rocked violently by the bursting of the- shells which went wide. This seeme...
MODERN WITCHCRAFT BLACK ARTS AND CHARMS. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 6 February 1914
MODERN WITCHCRAFT JHjACK A UTS AND CHARMS. Beit on a nuest for further evldeive of llio survival of wltehrs anil witch craft (suj'pK'nicntini; the intor&lt;-.sUnn Information published in these lOlnmm on the authority nf the editor of "Volli £Sro"). says the "Dally News" re presentative of November 17, had tn° fortune to lin.l his way Into a veritable museum of nnmic. in u jrroumMloor study In a Ciojunn villa Mr Kdward 'Lowtt, a Nvell-Unotwn v;p| nut '-o far as mom penults, souk ;>r tlic fruits of thirty years' Kjnion Into the popular beliefs anil mi I perstitions of many lands. Mascots and amulets in a lint ill '1 I different woods and h"'1''1 . walls; cabinets are packed will S|H L' mens collected from .-very ' Kuropc, shelves Strain with xolunt' > folk-lore U .L r of manuscript ImoUk record the usiui .^mr^m'rr i.ov.tt move, ^ckly 'to and fro. treasure, novv ) ' u",&lt;. W u fmu'i'v "f the conno^s-out . ,-fv nitfil with charms bought solU> i-'roin London t...
NAVAL HOLIDAY APPEAL FOR AGREEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 6 February 1914
NAVAL HOLIDAY APPJ2AL FOR AGREEMENT. Berlin, November 17.-The "Frie (U-iiHwarte." the organ of German and Austrian Pacifists, contains an article by the naval publicist Cap tain Persius, in which an unquali fied appeal is made for an agreement or understanding on the basis of Mr Churchill's reccnt Bpccohes (writes the Berlin correspondent of the "West minster Gazette" on November IT). Captain Persius has lately been identified with the "Freisinn," quasi Pacifist Press; and his views are cer tainly not the views held in authori tative circles; but as he criticised severely the details of Mr Churchill's Guildhall spcech, his approval of the principle of the British initiative has somo weight. PJllCSS ATTITUDE. Captain Persius protests against the attitude of the Press towards the Churchill speeches, lie puts it down to the fact that newspapers cannot resist the unpaid articles supplied to them by the Navy League. This ex planation gues too far, because there are many independent newsp...
THE BLACK KNIGHT CLEANING NEEDED. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 6 February 1914
'l THE BLACK KNIGHT CIJHANINO NKianKD. I It must bo rather trying to be a ' statue. People can stand and stare it you ,aml even comment upon your personal appearance, without expos ing themselves to any charge of rude ness. No sense of delicacy restrains them from suggesting, if the. Idea strikes them, that you arc dirty and uneared for. That is what Is troubling Sir Henry Irving just now (says the "Westminster Gazette.") Sir Henry's situation is one that hetits him thoroughly. As an artist he has no compunction In turning his back on the National Portrait Gallery, As a shrewd, sensible man, essentially modern, he llxes a rather anxious ga/.e upon the motor 'buses as they dash towards him down Charing Cross road, wondering, no doubt, when one of them will fail to answer its helm and dash itself against his pedestal. Like every other actor-manager, he hns cast aside the trammels of the theatre, and wears the frock coat that, a few years ago, stood for eminent respectability, with the...
THE HORSE POINTS FOR JUDGES EXPERT ADVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 13 February 1914
THE HORSE POINTS FOR JUDGES UXPEKT ADVICIS. At tlic Kybybolltc Branch o£ tho SuitIh Australian Agriculturo Bureau Mr W. J. Colebatch, ll.Sc., Agric,. M.R.C.V.S. (Superintendent of *Agricnl turo in tho South-Wast), gave a prac tical demonstration on the points of a hor.su. Most farmers, he said, possess a fair knowledge of tho general charac teristics to bo looked for In a horse of good quality.but few would care to un dertake tho responsibilities of show-ring judging, or to olllclate in any capacity in which their knowledge of the points of a l.orso would ho brought under '.he searchlight of public criticism. This may ho due to natural reluctance to publicity or to a want of contidjn^c. which i.iav be attributed in some cases to a want of method or system hi tho process of judging. No matter what the circumstances may be-whether tho } examination be made in tho show ring or sale yard, the aim should he to adopt some definite and thorough system of working. Once adopted, the method s...
MAGNANIMOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 13 February 1914
MAGNANIMOUS. Tim Mayor: Hnvo you heard, Mr. Rocho, that our generous townsman. Mr. Harding, is defraying the cost of a now promenado all round tho town ? Wo think a 'wealthy man liko yourself might also do something for us. Mr. Rocho. Well, what do you sny to my giving you a park of oak trees P The Mayor: Oh, you noble-hearted j philanthropist! Why, do you really monn to Mr. Rocho: YOB, yes; I'll mako the town a present of an oak forest. You have only to find tho land, and I will supply yon with or many acorns as you may want for seed I Tho late Lord Young was responsible for enlivening many a dull case. Ono of tho most amusing remarks that ever fell from his lips was the reply to a counsel who urged OH behalf of a plain tiff of somewhat bibulous appearance : "My client, my lord, is a most ablo man, and holds a very responsible posi tion. Ho is manager of somo water works." Aftor a long look, Lord Young an swored: "Yes; ho looks like a man who could be trusted with any amount of wat...
THE HATCHING OF CROCODILES. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 13 February 1914
THE HATCHING OF CROCODILES. An audible croaking cry is tillered by young unhalched crocodiles when thev are will,i" tlio cKRs in which thev ,iro laid, and the cry is so loud and (lis tuu^t that it can ho hoard whon the OKtss are huriod in sand. Doctor W A La inborn has recently tested tlio fact at Lagos. Ho hoard a croakinrr noiso rrom below a dry patli, and, disRiii" in the path to investigate the cause, he discovered thirteen crocodiles' ppgs at a depth nf about eighteen nclies. All the yomif; crocodles Imtchcd out after being dug up.
A REMARKABLE BIRD COLONY. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 13 February 1914
REMARKABLE BIRD COLONY. The most remarkable bird colonv in tlio world is (in lint Island, in'the Groat Salt Lake, Utah The island is about twelve acres in extent, and mi a rocky pinnacle a hundred feet; above llio hrmo, with not a drop of fresh water to he found, and where there is nothing to excite the cupidity or com mercial instinct of man, the birds gulls, pelicans, herons, and cormorants by the thousand-make their home, llio island can he seen at a distance of ten mdes, rising like a "cocked hat" out of the sap,.hire of the inland sea. I he birds are utterly fearless. Pro tected as the.v are hy the laws of the State, they have had little cause to fear man and his death-dealing weap ons. It is necessary to use the greatest care to avoid stepping on the nests mid of tho tons of thousands of sea fowl that have established their rook eries on the islet.
THE BLOATER. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 13 February 1914
THE BLOATER. It is generally known that a bloater is a complete herring slightly salted and smoked; but few people arc awaro that i!io origin of this article of diet was accidental. A Yarmouth ^ herring curcr, when leaving his premises one night after all his workpeople had gono found a quantity of pood herrings which had heeu overlooked. Fearing they would ho spoiled if left as they were, he sprinkled them with salt nnd h'ung them in his "smoke house," in whie'i oak-hillet was then being hurned. Tho next morning it was evident that his experiment had been successful. ]!."* began to specialise in this direction, an example which was speedily followed by others, until the fame of the bloater was established in the land. The kipper is a split herring cured in smoke. The late Mr. John "NYoodger, of Newcastle-on-Tyno and Yarmouth, was the fortunate discoverer of this me thod of treating the herring. ^ The process of producing the red herring is analogous to that of tho bloater, the diff...
CHURCH SERVICES. SUNDAY NEXT. CATHOLIC CHURCH [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 13 February 1914
CHURCH SERVICES. 8UNDA1 NEXT CATHOLIC CHURCH Trafalgar-Mass 0 Yarragon-Mass 11 I'rosbytoriau Sorvicea for Sunday Trafalgar U, Yarrugon 2.80, Moo 7.80 Rov 0 Robertson Ohuroli of England Services for Sunday Trafalgar 11, Shady Creek !(, Yariauon 7,80 Mr A. J, FiBlior. Moe 11. Trafalgar East, 2,80. Trafalgar, 7,80 (u.o.) Rov 0 L CroBBloy, JloihodiBt Borvioes will bo Hold noit Sunday at. follows - Trafalgar 11, Rov. Mitclicll, \V Scott Coalvillo 8, Mr Weir; Childcrs 8 Mr 7.80 Rov Mitchell ; Narrilean 7.80, Mr Uarris Moe 11 Mr Green, Thorp, dale 8 Rov. Mitclioh ; Tangil Souui and Willowgrove, Mr White.
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 13 February 1914
CRICKET. TiMfu1»ui* Must met Westbur.y 0" Snt urduy. lint found tho bowling of Child'* a HciioiiM nbsiiiL'ln lo thoir dinner* of victory. They ttmdo n game fight of it, however, nud were only beaten by 4 rung, scoring 07 to their opponents 71 Pedlow celebrated his recovery from the accident ho rccontly mot with by playing nieclj for 10 for tho losora, tho others t6 vouch doublo figures being W Parke 1 iindll Parke 11. Wcstbury's best bats-* men wore-D Shcppard 19, T Burrnga 13 jmd A M'Donough 19. H Pnrkt (0 for 21) W Puvko (2 for 20) for Trafal gar East and Childs (7 for tt2) nnfl M'Donough (7 for -52) for Wpatbury did best with tho bull Trafalgar, who battod a weuk tc«-W were bonton by Willowgrove, who scorch 105 for r> wiukctH to their opponents v3u. Dr Mursdcn JO and S "Williams not out) were tho highest ncorors fo: thoir rcspeetivo sides. A redeeming fea ture of the Trafalgar fielding, which vft* lamentably weak,was a splendid1 volplan^ catch by J Tnlterdon on tho boundary
SUBMARINE CINEMA PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 13 February 1914
SUBMARINE OINEMA PICTURES. Among the probabilities of tho fu turo nro moving pictures taken at the bottom of the sea. Already a young American, J. TCrnest Williamson, has taken snapshots at a depth of thirty five feet, nnd will soon take a moving picture outfit to Itermuda to procure desired submarine Kreues. For this trip a special boat will be used. "Wil liamson is a newspaper photographer and cartoonist. His father, Capt. J. II. Williamson, invented the flexible .sub marine tube from which photographs under the wat^r lmve already been taken Hecently in Hampton Hands Wil liamson, the younger, went down in the tube, which was fixed into a well at- tho bottom of a barge thirty feet long. The well was six feet square. The tube, made of iron sections with a water proof cover ol rubber and canvas,could be lowered to any depth. At the bot tom of the tube was the "work-cham ber, O," as "Williamson calls it, which may he of any size. In this William son sat with an ordinary camera and loo...
THORPDALE. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 13 February 1914
THOftPDALE. From Our Correspondent. The local Dramatic Society, which made so pronounced a hit with its production " Dick Whitiingtou" re cently, will repeat the performance on Saturday evening, under the aus pices of tho 1,0. R. A valuable atalliou ('luverdaliac') owned by MrL, Rule, broke one of its logs by stepping into a crab-hole, and had to be shot. What with the recent made-to ordor rains, and a better understand ing of their properties by the Bottlers, 10 ton yielding tubers will probably constitute the average this season.
A WIN FOR MOE. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 13 February 1914
A WIN FOR MOE. The members of the Moe club accept its defeats with becoming fjrnce, ami the sumo characteristics mark their conduct when victory is proclaimed in their favor; which fact was much in evidence on Saturday last, .when Thorpdale had to lowe> their colors to the Moe team-says our local correspondent. Moe. DO doubt, has played with luck against it through the season, and in defeai ing Thorpdale they conquered n tram whose every member is un en thusiastic cricketer-this makes Mas all the more pi nsed over its victory. Johnston's bowline caused the visit ors a good deal of anxiety, and their, wicket# fell like ninepins. The fol lowing are the principal items in connection with the match MOE. H-ilden, to; Stacg, 10; Coombs, S : Verey. 7 (not out). Bowling (for Thorpdale)-Mon-' cur, 3 lor 10 ; C. Snowball, 3 for 11 V T. Snowball, 3 for tS. TII0RPDA1.K. McNeil, 9 (not out) Bowling (for Moe)-.lohn-tone, 5 for 19; J. Jones, 3 tor 19. Result of match :-Moe, 55 runs. Thorpdalf, ...
GREEN MANURING. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 13 February 1914
GREEN MANURING. Groon manuring increases the organ ic content of the soil, which is a dom inating factor in »oil fertility. The restoration of organic matter is a prob lem of fundamental importance to the wheat areas. Tho turning in of green crops is one of tho most rapid methods of increasing tho organic reserves in tho soil. "Whether this practice may be profitably worked in with tho ordinary rotations in tho wheat aroas has not hitherto been the subject of experi ments, A number of persons were talking about telescopes, and each professed to have looked'through the "largest one in the world One after another told of tho powerful effect of the respective telescopes. At lust a quiet man said mildly. "I onco looked through a telescope. I don't know as it was the largest in tho world. I hope it wasn't. Hut it brought the moon no near that we could see the man gesticulating in it wildly and orymg out: 'Don't .shoot-don't shoot!' Tho old fool thought it was a big cannon that we were po...
METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES. UNQUALIFIED SUCCESS. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 13 February 1914
METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL. AX X IV i;i!^AH V S1CRV1CICS. U X i! V A L,I!.' 1ICI) SUCCESS, The Special Services in connectio i> with the above were held on Suhdtiy Just in th) Trulalgur Mechanics' Hull. The several services were splendidly attended, particularly that held in the evening, when the build ing wild fairly packed. Thu preacher tor the occasion, the li-v. Sctirr, of Traralgon, detracted nothing from his lame as ail orator ol' exceptional power and eloquence. His Mormon in the evening, on the text "-.Fight the good light of Faith," was delivered in u manner that should make a deep anil lasting impression on the mitula of, tile children; while it was, at; the' samti timo, pregnant with instruction ami helpfulness for the sulult section of the congregation. CONCERT AND G'OFFKE bUlHM'R. The above, which was held on Monday evening, as a wind-up for the anniversary celebrations, was also rewarded pvith a full house-a litting and pleasing recognition for the cueigy anil ability ...