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TANGO JUDGED. SPECTATORS EXPRESS OPINION. DANCE FAVORED. LONDON, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 7 January 1914
TA>*GO JUDGED. spectators express opinion. *_V>- dance favored. london". tii^sdnv. •"":AV"Tausro" matinee was given yes terday by the management of the Queen's Theatre, which invited leaders of /;BOC iety who object to the tango dance to be present to watch the pro gramme. •A variety of tango dances was given aeforo a crowded audience, which, lowever, did not include the leading lostesses of London. •Each spectator was asked to express lis or her candid opinion. Of the tarda collected 21 declared that the a»go was immodest., while 731 tho ight that it was not.
CABLEGRAMS. (PER REUTER'S AGENCY.) LEPROSY SPREADS. FRANCE ALARMED. PARIS, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 7 January 1914
■ CABLEGRAMS. ' •iY13i§si? (PER REUTER'S AGENCY.^ LEPKOSX SPREADS. FRANCE ALARMED. PARIS, Tuesday. /Alarm is fell by the French -Ministry -at, the increase in leprosy in France. Five per cent, of Hie sewer rats in •Baris are leprous, and the number of lepers has increased within a few years from 50 to 300. There is a colony of 40 in Brittany. and one of 60 • ons>the Italian frontier. 'Doctor Marcheaux, of the Pasteur 'Institute, states that there is no great reason why the disease should become again the scourge it was 600 years ago; The institute has been asked to report upon measures to prevent ■the-ifurther spread of the disease.
SUSPECTED PERSON LOITERS TWO YEARS' HARD LABOR. MELBOURNE, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 7 January 1914
SUSPECTED PERSON LOITERS TWO YEARS' HARD LABOR. •MELBOURNE. Tuesday. Keudriek Hampson, 46, who describ ed himself as a .tailor, was sentenced at the St. Kilda court to-day to two years' imprisonment, with hard labor, for being a suspected person, aud for having loitered in a public place with intent to commit a felony. A second charge of attempted lar ceny was withdrawn. Hugh Ernest McKay, salesman, in the employ of the Sunshine Motor Company, gave evidence that at about 10.30 p.m. on December 27, while wai ting for a motor 'bus on the Upper Esplanade, St. Ivilda, he felt a touch on his hip pocket. He turned sharply and saw Hampson, who was in the act of drawing his hand away from \vic ness's pocker. Hampson was in com pany with another man. Witness chased, but was unable to catch Hampson. Later witness saw 'Detec tive Armstrong, and together .they searched for Hampson. After an in terval they found him among the crowd watting for omnibuses. He ap peared to be acting in a suspicious...
LICENSING PROSECUTIONS MALDON, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 7 January 1914
LICENSING PROSECUTIONS I M'AIvDON, Monday. I At the Police Court on Monday, •before Messrs Barlow, P.M., and J. Bo wen, J. P., a number of licensing cases were dealt with, and in each instance light fines were imposed. Jas. Derry was charged -with 'being found on the licensed pre mises of the Railway Hotel at 12.13 a.m. on the 23rd November last. Inspector Jones prosecuted, and defendant pleaded that lie was on the premises, but not unlawfully tvhick was taken as a plea af not guilty. The evidence of the police was to the effect that at the hour mentioned they visited the hotel and saw defendant in the _ yard, who said he was doing busiuess ; defendant appeared to be half drunk. Constable Taylor gave cor roborative evidence. The defen dant stated that a. late order for sausages had _ come in the night, and . he had just delivered thern, and not feeling too well he had re tired to Mi "out-house for a few minutes and when coming, out the police came in; he was certainly not drunk, nor...
THE HUMAN EYE WHAT IT IS, AND HOW TO CARE FOR IT. (Copyright.) INTRODUCTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 7 January 1914
THE HUMAN EYE WHAT IT IS, AND HOW TO CARE FOR IT. (BY A. A. ABOTOMEY.) (Copyright.) INTRODUCTORY. In presenting to readers this essay on the human eye it would be well at the outset to make a few preliminary remarks by way of introduction. If it were necessary to justify the appea rance of such an essay, then it need only be observed that a dissertation, involving a question of such supreme consequence to the liuman race, as the power of sight, must, in the nature of things, 'prove of more than ordinary interest. Sight is justly regarded as fhe greatest of our senses, ranking in value next to life itself. It plays a highly important part in our daily ex perience, contributing immeasurably to oar happiness, usefulness, effici ency, and tlie enjoyment of life, as sentient beings. In view of the fact, then, that sight is such a priceless gift to us. one would naturally suppose that the people generally -would manifest an eager de sire to "know a great deal about the function itself, an...
IN MALE ATTIRE YOUNG WOMAN CHALLENGED. SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 7 January 1914
IN MALE ATTIRE *—=—m YOUNG WOMAN CHALLENGED. SYDNEY, Tuesday. Excitement was caused at Cir cular Quay last night by a young woman appearing- jy male attire. She was accompanied by two men, but her clothes did not completely hide her sex, and people crowded round her. The police took h.er to the watch house an-d gave her a lecture. S3se was escorted to a cab surd sent home. It was stated that the young. woman, who was from tS« country, was staying at a Glebe •boarding-house, an3 at a social gathering a few days ago the ques tion of the relative courage of men and women was discussed. She ac cepted a wager ot £10 that she would not appear in the citv in a man's clothes. When the discovery was made that Messrs Stevenson and Hare's warehouse in Elizabeth street had ■been broken into between Saturday and Sunday, Detective-Sergeant Bannon and Detective Mercer were detailed to investigate the matter, aud yesterday they arrested Nathan Agcr, 22, a traveller, on the charge of Saving broken i...
MR LAWSON ELECTED UNOPPOSED RETURN'S THANKS YESTERDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 7 January 1914
MR LAWSON ELECTED UNOPPOSED * RETURN'S THANKS YESTERDAY. In front of the office of his deputy, (Mr H. S. Archdall), Mr F. K. Best, Returning Officer for the Castlem.iine and Maldon electorate, at noon an nounced that as Harry Sutherland Wightman Lawson had been the only candidate nominated, he declared him duly elected. The declaration was greeted with cheers by the electors who had as sembled. Mr. Lawson then returned his thanks, .briefly. He said that he owed the electors a 'deep debt of gratitude for their many kindnesses in times gone by, and now that he had accept ed the portfolio of Minister of Lands •he sincerely .thanked them for his un opposed return. He hoped thai by his administration of that Department they would have no reason to be ash amed of their representative. He would, as in the past, faithfully re present the whole, also doing his duty as Minister of the Crown. Should the reign of the present Government be long or short it would be their earnest endeavor to do g...
DEER HUNTING 50 DESTROYED. TOORA, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 7 January 1914
DEER HUNTING I 50 DESTROYED. j TOORA, Monday, i During the past week a party was formed by Mr F. Daff, forest ranger, to raid the deer on the flats south of the Hedley railway station and xhe coast. The great annual increase of deer in this neighborhood in particu lar, and their growing boldness and destructiveuess among the crops arid gardens, render these periodical bat Itues 'necessary to reduce the numbers. About a dozen leading sportsmen, ar ! med wiih rilio and gun, took part lu | the raid, and a fine outing was en I joyed. Thirty-six carcases were se cured. while it is estimated that 50 deer were destroyed. In terms of the departmental regulations, the car cases were forwarded by rail to the Fisheries aud Games Department.
ENTERTAINMENTS ROYAL HALL PICTURES. TO-NIGHT'S PROGRAMME. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 7 January 1914
ENTERTAINMENTS * ROYAL HALL PICTURES. TO-NIGHT'S PROGRAMME. An unusually brilliant drama is to be presented to-night at the Royal Hall picture entertainment as the star feature. It is entitled "The Water Rat." The hero is the confidential clerk of a wealthy banker, with whose daughter he has fallen in love. The clerk, Alan Strange, has as a rival a wealthy young man named Markham. Alan is entrusted with the safe keep ing of a costly necklace, of which his rival robs him. Alan is arrested, but his sweetheart believes in him, and how her belief is proved, and :h;« cul prit discovered, is the story, atui pro vides sensational incidents galore, as well as beautiful scenes. Another ex ceptional drama is "The Whip Hand," a beautiful love drama, filled with pathos and exciting situations. The re mainder of the programme is well di versified, as usual. The full programme is :—Siippery Slim Repents (comic), Cry of the Dumb (drama, 1000ft), Mercy .Merrick, (drama, 1000ft), The Bachelor's Baby...
CUP OF TEA DESIRED. FIRE ON VERANDAH. BALLARAT, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 7 January 1914
CUP OF TEA DESIHED. FIRE OX VERANDAH. BAL-LARAT. Tuesday. At the Ballarat City Court, to-day, Ellen Silvermann was charged with having behaved offensively. She was discharged. It was alleged by Superintendent Burrow, of the Benevolent Asylum, that 'the woman started a fire on the verandah of the women's quarters, on December 29-th, at 4 a.m. She had been ! in the gaol hospital, under medical ob- j servation, for the past week, and to-j day Dr Barker certified that she was j fit to be discharged if cared for by ! friends. \)r Goldsmith, P.M. : "Why did you light the fire on the verandah ? You might -have imperilled the lives of all the inmates, Silvermann : I did it to boil a cup of tea. I am vary sorry now.,and I'll never do so again.
ARMY AVIATORS FIRST FLIGHTS. MELBOURNE, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 7 January 1914
ARMY AVIATORS FIRST PLIGHTS. MELBOURNE, Tuesday. Although, the aeroplanes purchased by the Defence Department have been in Melbourne for many months, and the two skilled aviators (Lieutenants Pe.tre and Harrison) have beeu ou the spot for even longer, no flights have been made so far. It was originally intended that the first practical test of the men aud the machines should be held on New Year's Day, but this was found impos sible, and it is now stated that there will not be any military aviation ex hibitions until February at the earli est. According to present arrangements, the aeroplanes will not be sent inio the air officially for the first time until the Inspector-General of the over seas forces (Sir Ian Hamilton) arriv es in Victoria. He is expected on February 12th, but the whole of his time immediately subsequent to step ping off the mail steamer has already been allocated, aud it may be early i;i March before a display can be given. Already the machines have had to be re-c...
THE Mount Alexander Mail WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1914. ITEMS OF NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 7 January 1914
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1914. ITEMS OF NEWS. A new serial story entitled "The Hertzian Voice," commences in the &nbsp; on Tuesday next. This story has as its author an almost &nbsp; unknown writer, Mr A. S. Arthur, &nbsp; but his book created, quite a furore on its publication in London. It is &nbsp; a romance of wireless tele- i &nbsp; graphy, and holds the reader's closest attention from the first page to the last. A meeting of the Four C's Club is to be held to-night, and the business is advertised as import ant. The ordinary monthly meeting of the Fire Brigade is to be held to morrow night. This meeting is &nbsp; usually held on the first Thursday in each month, but as that fell on this occasion on New Year's Day to-morrow has been substituted. By advertisement the Water Sup ply Commission notify that the water will be shut off from the &nbsp; mains at Chewton and Castlemaine to-day between the hours of 11 a.m. and 12 noon. Y...
POSTAL TIME TABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 7 January 1914
POSTAL TIME TABLE. Avoca, clones 9.45 a.m. ; arrives at Castlemaine, 7.30 p.m., Tues., Thurs., Sats. Ballarat, closes 9.45 a.m. ; arrives 12.30 p.m. Bealiba, closes 9.45, a.m., Mon., Wed., Fri. ; arrives 7.30 p.m., Mon., Wed., Fri. Barker's Creek, closes 6.30 a.m. ; arrives 7.30 a.m. Bendigo, closesr 9.45 a.m., 3.30 p.m., and 8.45 p.m. ; arrives 7.25 a.m., 1 p.m., 8 p.m. Campbell's Creek, 6.30 a.m., 3.30 p.m. ; arrives 11.30 a.m. Carisbrook, closes 9.45 a.m. ; arrives 7.30 p.m. Clunes, closes 9.45 a.m. ; arrives 7.30 p.m. Chewton, closes 6.30 a.m. 12.15 p.m., and 3.30 p.m. ; arrives 11.30 a.m., 7.15 p.m. Down Travelling F.O., 14, closes 9.45 a.m., 3.30, end S.45 p.m. (Echuca aud intermediate places) ; arrives 1 p.m. and S p.m. ri>Mioiiy, closes 9.45 a.m., 3.30 p.m. ; arrives 12.30 p.m., and 7.30 p.m. Frverstown, closes 6.30 a.m., 3.30 p.m. ; arrives It a.m., Y.15 p.m. Gowar, closes 10.20 a.m. ; arrives 3.30 p.m. Guildford, closcs 6.30 a.m., and 9.45 a.m.; arrives 12.30 p.m. aDd 7...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 7 January 1914
WAITED AND GENERAL. VANTLD.—A good girl. Apply, Mrs. Jones. Barker street, next Fish •'s B i : ier Shop. •NTED.—Good cook, wages, 25/. Apply, Hotel Shamrock, Roches S7ANTED.—Smart, intelligent boy, " office. Apply, immediately, hompsoa Company, Pty, Ltd., Foun ry. jOST.—Between Foundry and Tem t "o:i street, gold brooch; boo ieranb- ami Tasmania. Apply Mail Of 2e. .ird. i^OR, SALE.—Counter, IS feet long, 1 in, polished, highly finished, > fur • r use, cheap. Hannaford's, arker street. ilvE.—i-roomed w.b. cottage, . i outhouses, convenient to jand Apply, Mr. A. Spicer, Barker reet. AUSTRALIAN* scenery, hand colored, named and unframed pictures, aiabk for presents, all prices. A. *rey p d Co., Barker street. 'OR Ql'ICK SALE.—Panel doors, in irr.-nos, plain doors, window saefi frames, with weights, bricks. Selo er. EC0\0 Hand Piano, sound, easy if required, at Pedler's. >1ANUS. Organs, sold on easy terms Pedler's, Allan's Agency, rlboi. ie prices. jADiES.—All kinds of millinery a...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 7 January 1914
DEATH OF MR J. DOWER &nbsp; PROPRIETOR OF "NEWSTEAD ECHO." At the Castlemaine Hospital, of which he had been an inmate for some ten days, Mr. John Dower, proprietor &nbsp; of the "Newstead Echo," died yester- day morning at about ten o'clock. He &nbsp; had been admitted to the hospital suf- &nbsp; fering from gall-stone, and the neces- sary operation was accomplished some days ago. Mr. Dower came through the ordeal well, and on Sunday night ap- peared to be making such a splendid recovery that he was able to write "copy" for his paper, which was to have been published yesterday. How- ever, on Monday night he became bad once more, and, gradually getting worse, passed away at the hour nam- ed. The late Mr Dower was 50 years of age. He was born at Maldon, where his father was a miner and contractor. The deceased gentleman established several newspapers during his life- time. He formerly conducted "The Mercury," at Carisbrook, and was at one time editor o...
CASTLEMAINE GOSSIP [Newspaper Article] — Mount. Alexander Mail — 7 January 1914
CASTLEMAINE GOSSIP BY "ZEKLE." "Zekle crep' up quite unbeknown, Au' peeked in thru' the winder."— Lowell. THE PLAT FREAK. O Flat Freak, when we met you first, You studied all your paces, You seemed to be not badly versed In special arts and graces &nbsp; But as you more familiar grew, And daily called upon us, We rapidly grew tired of you, Your smartness palled upon us, Each day you peeled our wonder- ing eyes, By binging; home some new sur- prise. There's nothing that you cannot d0 In your own estimation, A genius resides in you That fills to satiation. For downright bumptiousness and blow, As clown or politician, \ our box of samples is on show Commanding recognition. You're at your zenith, so to speak, The bursting— giddy—limit Freak. Each city, countryside and town &nbsp; &nbsp; can boast it's Merry Andrew, &nbsp; But this at least we're bound to own Is hardly how we'd brand you. ^ ou are a rara avis, Sir, No matter how you're worsted, you fill al...