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BEACONSFIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 4 February 1914
IBEACONSFIELD: With a view to get ing the best telephone service possible an effort is being made to get a direct connection between the local post-office and the Warragul to Melbourne trunk line at the station. Recently Mr May wrote to the Hon. W. H. Irvine on the subject. who referred the letter to tie Postal Department. Last week the following reply was received by Mr Irvine : "With reference to the letter presented by you fr.m Mr H. May, of.Beaconsfied, respec inog the desired connection of ut, local post office to the new trurnk telephone line, I beg to inf.rm you enquiry has been made into this matter and the Deputy Postmaster-General reports that approval has been given for the line between Berwick' and Bea consfield to be converted to met 'allic circuit and for the erection of a leg from that' line to Lower Beaconsfield, and that the ques tion of establishing connection between Beaconsfield Lower and Melbourne-Warragul trunk line is under consideration." Arrangements have no...
A RIVAL TO CELLULOID. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 4 February 1914
A RIVAL TO CELLULOID. A:ccordiI1a to an Arnoricain Consular otE!ort from Climnoita, a German, *Il'i-fstls toms lrely porfctcrl a p~ro :·: ·Iih brlnus intoD Conpotttton * - If Simlarl~ glasnttC andl ('13510I ~ro jitiot~s, tlz1. fIne froml Ito~ 'saysinir *ttl:rt~iat dlangraor~s cointnottlalltyg 'eilm'n in rall~tlottl articles. l't' ~lat X;r~tnt tho 110W eompostttor (Silk in 1m·· i rtOil hlr~ Is flot t. ~~~flltt'-m z; iii Cev· r~cptai t~sm;1r st~ccm It ·.·; ii oh al~) of Ithre III~ ;!l·:rr· hl.l httt .~s objeCIts a~ balls. c·l 52111 1110y~ flne ar CIS It 'rrl I! J`;S in!ralln ii S tints. t soIllrlt b *.;~ 111.1:i unblftld for this p1Wll~ -ito~ I ctt-cnostststitility. A s:: in~ lIto. ilnder tllm snltS (SOldi· 'Ionrs, borl~rs illto tame afte~r tB(m Ilape St only thre cr !condn.
THE GOORKHA SOLDIERS OF THE INDIAN ARMY. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 4 February 1914
THE GOORKHA SOLDIERS OF THE .INDIAN ARMY. An anecdote illustrative of the de voted gallantry of tile native soldier h?s Iseen tol by an eyc-witnese of the 'iced: iln an exaedltion arainst a trouble e:do tribe of nativ;e hill robir:s a *::?.'t p:arty of the guides, twenty-five I, ntuober, hadi seized a stocilade. Ilt h1 enemy an:w to, strong in force to r'der it wise to leave the shelter and arke an attack. They would have ",'n shot dlown to 'a man if thelcy Ihad e enlured on a solpie. Then it wa:s that Syoluntg Gorkil,' steppled forward. .rd :salutinlg lth Jritieh officer, said: "-Sir, .we ullisn't StOp here all day, wii jrump on t;bs top of the parapot. h: o the er:nmy will fire at me, and .it- .?h.!l he alde to rlsh on them .,.,e tLhev c3na reload" .;o saying, he sprang u0pon the par~z ,,' . waved his sword, and In a ioud itgk? hurled every epithet of insult I dihda:tin thiat hlls copious vocahbu enl- co:ld suppsly upon the enemy. In , inist-:nt bullets by the score were !:;i.g ar...
NEWS FOR DEAD MAN LETTER TOO LATE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 4 February 1914
NEWS FOR DEAD MAN LFEiTT TOO LATFE. A clerk, Thomas arnoes Hope. who had been seeking work in vain for five or six weeks, committed suicide at his lodgings In College street, Wands w-orh. Immediately afterwards the postman brought a letter for him offering him emtnloyment. Itis landlady, giving evidence at the Inluest yesterday (states "The Daily Express." December 2) said the letter arrived at 1.20 p.m. on Thureday. She took It upstairs, where he lay on the kitchen dloor--asleep, as sho thought. At 4 p.m. he seemed still nasleep, and she then dlscovered that he was lying dead, with his head in the gas even. The Coroner said that had Hope wait ed he might have started again and been successful with his new work. In a letter to his son, t Hop wrote: "'I am tired oC the world, and, with the exception of a few friends, I think the world is tired of me. Please give my friends my deepest appreciation of their kindness to me; I cannot repay them. "'I hope, Tom. your life will he mach happ...
PRINCE AND ACTRESS SEQUEL TO MARRIAGE [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 4 February 1914
PRINCE AND ACTRESS SEQUEL TO MARRIAGE The marriage of a prince with a music-hall performer was yesterday the basis of a remarkable action In the Paris courts (says the Parts cor respondent of "The Daily Mail." De cember 5). Prince Auguste of Broglie-Revel married last year Mlle. Jane Thylda. amusic-hall artist His brother, Prince Henri of Broglie-Revel. and his uncle. Count Robert of Clermont-Ton nerre, the well-known sportsman. were, It appears, annoyed by the mar rlage and the family broke off all re lations with Prince Auguste and his bride. The uncle and brother de manded that the remains of Countess Sosthene of Clermont-Tonnerre and of Princess Henrl of Broglue-Revel should be removed from the private chapel of the Castle of Loroy, where Prince Auguste and his wife live, and re-interred in the family vault in the cemetery of Pere la Chaise in Paris. A few days before his marriage Prince Auguste wrote to his uncle an nouncing that he proposed, in order "to regulariso his positio...
OBSTACLES OVERCOME [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 4 February 1914
OBSTACLGES OVERCOME FROMI PORTEr TO PROFSSOR Humble rank andi poverty, although formidable obstacles to anyone who wishes to attain prominnence in the lermed profession in Russia. have been triumphantly overcome by a poor roan. M. Prokaroff. who. after a fight against odds. his risen from the posi tion of college doorkeeper to an im portant appointme't upon the educa tfonal staff of a university, saye the St. Petersburg correspondent of "The Daily Citizen." ML Prekarof. the son of a cook, was a doorkeeper at the LasarefC Institute for the study of Oriental Ph?losophy. Here ne began to interest himself in the study of Griental culture. He hor rowed books from students and ac rulred a knowledge of Oriental lan gauges. Soon he became efficient In matters connected with the science of Orient. For two years Prokaroff studied in tently. His application to Oriental reading was,. of course, continually in terfered with by his duties as door keeper, but on those occasiJons when he was statio...
IRONMASTER'S FORTUNE "UNKNOWN" MAN LEAVES £2,451,393 [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 4 February 1914
IRONMASTER'S FORTJUNE "UNSKSOWN" MfAN LEAVES £2,451,353 A man who was unknown to the general publlc in this country, althoughl the firm of which he was the head has a world-wide reputation, has left a rsr tone of £2,451,353. He Is Mr William Weir., of Kildonan, chief partner in the firm of Messrs William Baird and Co., the Glasgow ironmarters. The Inventory of the personal estate was IMdged with the Sheriff's Clerk of Ayrshire at Ayr yesterday (says "The Daily Express" on December 2). The duilen, on the property will amount to £337,660. The most interesting of Mr Weir',s bequests are those to relatives. Mr David Eucan Wnallaee. his grand nephew, who was married last week to L:aly Idina 'Sackville, will receive £150.000 and three large estate. A imlrnhr amonunt will go to Mir William WhIteO;L;w. a nephew. several nieces are lef; .cO',000 each. and other relatives whil bnefit by amounta varying be tween £25,000 and £5000.
KITCHENER'S GREAT WORK PEASANTS IN HIS PALACE [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 4 February 1914
KITCHENER'S GREAT WORK PEASANTS IN HIS PA?LACE A striking p:cture of the work that Lord Kitchener is doing for Egypt as Brltish Agent-General and of the Im pression his picturesque and vigorous personality has produced on the native mind was forthcoming yesterday (says 'Th~i Dally Nal" of November .9) In conversation with G. N. Sarruf Bey. son of the pro~pr!etor of the well-known Calro vernacular newspaper, "AL-Mo kattarrm. who is now In London on the firm's business. Snarruf Bey said: The popularity enjoyed by Lord Kit chener in Egypt is wider and more comprehensive than that enjoyed by any of his predecessors. I think one malty safely say that Lord Kitchener. Is the most popular figure in Egypt to day. He has made all the Egyptians, from the Khedive down to the hum blest fellah (peasant), realise that he Is the friend of the Egyptians and under stands their needs. *EL LORD" AND THE VILLAGERS One has only to go across to the Agency in Cairo any morning to un derstand the hold Lord ...
The Sau Mountains (British Somaliland). Nov. 8. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 4 February 1914
The Sau Mountains (British Somaliland). Nov. S. Abyssinia-I am glad to be out of it-is a Christian country. It is popu lated by the least pleasing of black races, and has also a population of witches. wizards. gnomes, goblins, and a large and varied assortment of de vils. Even if you refuse to believe in fairies, good or bad, you wilt believe. when you have travelled in ,Menelek's land. in the devils of Abyssinia. You can see and smell and hear some of them; and I have even shot one. elo was a dust devil, and I shot him four days ago. Do you remember, in the travellers' tales you read as a child (the Bruce and Mungo Park and Dr. Livingstone kind of book. Lmean), stories of huge pillars of sand, seeming to reach from elrth to sky. which whirled across the face of the land; and how, when these appear. people must muffle their faces in their cloaks and cast themselves down upon the ground tiII they are gone ? Well. Abyssinla seems to be the very home and breeding-place of these sand-pi...
FRENCH LOAN REPLY TO GERMAN CHALLENGE [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 4 February 1914
FRENCH LOAN REPLY TO GERMIAN CHALLENGE? The French Cabinet, with faith in its strength, proposed a vote of confidence this evening on the question of the £52,00000000 mllitary loan to meet the German Challenge, and the measure was passed by 291 votes to 270 (says the Paris correspondent of "Tho Daily Express" of December 2). Earlier in the day the Deputy M. Brousse had presented an amendment to increase the loan to £60,000.000 on the score of 1914 budget necessity. Af ter discussion of the Treasury re quirements, ?3. Dumont. the Minister om Finance, accepted the Brousse amendment. This raised renewed opposition, how ever. and fL Barthou, the Premier, in tervening,. declared that he would not engage himself to the proposal to in crease the loan. but held that the £52,000,000 figure was Irreducible. "If the Chamber does not vote it," he said, "it will be another Govern ment which will make the same de mand." Finally the Brousese amndment wrs rejected by . large majorlty, and just befo...
HOUSES AND LIVES PENALTIES PAID. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 4 February 1914
IlOUSES AND LIYES PENALTIES PAID. (By L. G. Chlozza Money, in "The Daily News.") The death-rate of the United King lom Is 14,000 a year o.f the population, rhls rate expresses the averaging of ome wide variatlions-variations which express the difference between good sousing and bad housing. There are places where the death-rate is about 20 per 1000: there are other places where it falls below 10 per 1000. !t is easier to state these things than to bring home to the mind the full re llcsation of their meaning. Let me en deavor to convey their terrible import. To show what a death-rate may be under decent conditions, that of East hourne is about 10 to 1000. That also is sbout the death-rate of Hampstead. It is also the death-rate of New Zealand. WVhat would it mean to the United ?ingdom if the death-rate of the whole country could be reduced to this figure. shown to be a possible figure by actual experience? It would mean a saving in the United Kingdom of 184,000 lives. That is to say...
WHERE LIVING IS CHEAP. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 4 February 1914
'WHERE L~VINO iS CEEAP,. "rThe cheapest. place in the world isn Antioch, in Syria,",,ays a re turnled -traveller; "1Jing oll , the Medilterranean, the cihnate Is just+ right in.the colder months. I once passedl a winter there, and all it cost rne wes L. " :aweek' though " leuuied n line house annJ keptl three sri clints. FIor the hluilse I I dpi 2l(s. R |ll(lth renlt, while thle .servants were u?t isfied with 2s. ii week. 3luttoi eiust L l.i. a [tiuIIl. EguR; w 'rI . I p xnn ii ozen, outl chiiikenii 2(d. -ch. Th, linh+st 'if fruit and I'gstatloleo (itl lrlrutry, to !) weret so cheap that they, were not. .?nll in ,ulntityt. Yrilltgot .ill .lu want el ful" m c Inich per week. All I re quirerl for my ho?u.seilold cost mie 1, weekly. An American resident of Antiochl toll mne that h, and hil fiamily lirved comortably on £30 a ?ear-."
Australian Aborigines. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 4 February 1914
Australian Aborigines. -The "" ?stralian Alortii~s~s(Says Ilbishop I'rodsham in "l'The Cornhill iagazine) have considerable drm ratic instinct, nndl their lanrces are extremely interestitng anl var iel. One faYourite tlance, prol;lt, 1y connected with a lbasic Irinci pie ,f life, is wearis.-nm I.eyonI measure to the white eye. buIt this is not the case with corrohorees ii lustrative of life in the bush. One such dantce. I have seen, por trayed a turtle hunt-in which the turtle lifting its head above the watler se?teml possesseti wtih tile spirit of elusive hutlour. In a on other favourite dance tile young men of the tribe ndiiciked a tribe dingoes quarrelling over tile itnagi nary carcuse of a kangaroo. This ldance, I remember, once enledl itl peals of laughter, as two of the onaketdl pIlayers, fighting like angry dogs over a real bone, rolled to gether into the burning wood-nshes of the camp fire. The aInst dramatic corrolioree [ snaw was descriptive of three Chi nese squabbling to...
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE RECONSTRUCTION OF NAVAL BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 4 February 1914
SAUSTRALIAN DEFENCE RECONSTRUCTION OF NAVAL BOARD. The completion of the Australlar Fleet Unit and the enlarged responsi bilitles which have been assumed bt the Commonwealth Government with regard to naval defence (writes an Australian correspondent to "'The Westminster Gazette" on December 17). The personnel that was needed ito deal with naval matters during the building up of the fleet and in the initial stages of the organisation of Admiral Henderson's scheme was of quite a different character from that which is necessary now that Admiral Patcy has arrived in Australian waters and the serious business of training the officers'and men of the Royal Aus trallan Navy has been commenced in real earnest. Among the changes which are in contemplation is the reconstruction of the Naval Board. The Government hopes to obtain the services as first naval member of a British Admiral of high standing, who will be willing, for a limited period, at all events, to su pervise the important work of ...
The Heart of a Girl (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER VIII.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 4 February 1914
IThe Heart of a Girl By HENRY FARMER, Author of '"Theo MIoney-Lender," "l1a Quiltry Street," "Bondage," etc. (All Rights Reserred.) CHAPTER VIII.-Continued. Queenie's manner of accepting M1i chael Thorne's offer of marriage was Indeed unconventional. She had im molated herself on the family altar for the family's sake. or perhaps for the sake of one member of the fam fly--her motiler. She might have re fused Thorne, anl left her father, Beryl, and her brother to fend for themselves; left Philip to pay the penalty of his theft. Quite frankly, she had grown to hate her father; .she despised her brother. Beryl she loved; but Beryl with her training would have been in a position to earn her living independently of Thorne. But her mother's life depended on freedom from anxiety, constant atten tion, and comfortable surroundings. Thorneme had suppliedl the wherewithal. Had Queenle been free to earn her living she would have had a commer cial value of about thirty to thirty five shillings a...
SOMETHING FOR THE CHILDREN [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 4 February 1914
SIF IITITING l.Ol THE CHlILDRIENj lhis date tart is generally liked and is very wholesonme. You require Spounld self-raising tlour, ounces lard, 1 pound of dates (rtrnedl), 2 slices of utule brend, crumbled; I Ioundl brown sugar ; ) cupful water, a little salt. .lix the larI with the flour, and add the salt; Inoisteo ukithi the nater, and roll out. Line a greased vie-dish with half the poatry, add a layer of dates; then a layer of craumle,- and ~one of sugar ; proceed ii .thise wa~y~ untf Uhke dlliskisr futif' letting thie* ast ldiir. Inn of' sugar. Press it- down, and put the re miniring piece of pastry on the top. Bake until a pale brown, and serve hot.