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WHICH LEG? [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 31 July 1914
WHICH LEG ? —•—: In a small" town in the West of Scotland tho town clerk, who was a bit of a "character," had 'the mis fortune to lose his leg in a railway accident. As : a mark of appreciation and es teem .for his long ssrvices, the coun cil unanimously agreed to replace his loss with an • artificial limb, which: they did as soon as he w'as sufficiently recovered. A few months afterwards the towij clerk, who was generally known by his Christian name, Paul, was un-' fortunate enough to have his other leg fractured in a trap accident. Naturally the mishap became food for town gossip, and one old wife, in discussing the matter with a neighbour, was overheard saying :— "It's a gey bad business for Paul, puir man ; but is't his ain leg or the leg that bclangs to the toon that's broken ?"
NEWSPAPER 150 YEARS OLD FOUND IN A MOUSEHOLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 31 July 1914
NEWSPAPER 150 YEARS OLD .FOUND IN A MOUSEHOLE. A newspaper 152 years old has been found in d jnouschole in one. of the oldest.-houses in Epsom, England. .. J It is a copy, d "Owen's Weekly' Chronicle ; Universal Journal," for the week "from October 30 to Satur day, November 0, 1762," a two page publication about llin. square ; Though it is believed this old paper must have remained screw ed up in the mousehole for nioro than a century and a half, tho news matter is very legible still. A woman at Willesden, England, told the magistrate that her mother in-lato told her husband to take her out and lose her, and he did so.
A Startler. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 31 July 1914
A Startler. * The captnin of a certain largo sailing-vessel is probably the most polite officer in the wholo mercan tile service. He has, however, a great idea of his importance, and loses no opportunity of impressing it upon his crew. In particular, ho insists on being addressed as "Sir" by everyone on board. One day a now hand joined the ship, and a short time after leav ing harbour, boing a seasoned old salt, he was entrusted with the wheel. Hie captain came up to bim, and put the usual question : "How's her head ?" "Nor' nor' by east," answered the old tar, very gruffly. "My man," suavely expostulated the captain, "on this craft, when ono of the crew speaks to mo, he gives me a title of respect; don't you think you might do so, too? Now, how's hor head ?" "Nor, nor' by east, I tell yer," shouted the tar, displaying not a little irritation. , " Come, I'm afraid you don't quite understand me,"- responded tie :aptain, good-humourcdly; "let mo relievo you at the wheel, and thon do y...
Charge of Obstructing the Footpath. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 31 July 1914
| Charge of Obstructing the Footpath. At the Courthouse yesterday, befoie Mr. W. \V. Beaven, P.M., Constable Bruce proceeded against Win. Heuderson, Arthur Ashman, and Fred Davis on a charge of obstructing the footpath. In the case of Davis it was adjourned for 14 days. As there was uo appear ance of Ashman, the P.M. ordered a warrant to issue for his arrest. Superintendent Davidson prose cuted, and Henderson pleaded not guilty. Mr. H. Claike appeared for defendant. Supt. Davidson stated that on the night of 18th inst., between S and 9 o'clock, defendant, among others, was standing on the footway in front of the Broken River hotel. He may have moved away a little, hut not sufficiently. Defendant continued to loiter about the foot path. It had been said that defend ant moved to the road, but he would remind the court of the case of Mumford in Gippsland re the Salvation Army. Defendant Ashman then appeared iu court, ami in rep'y to the P.M said he did not know a warr itit had been ord...
AFRAID SHE WOULD. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 31 July 1914
AFRAID SHE WOULD. She. was a sweet little thing, with the,.,most waspy of waspliko waists, and passers-by had nothing' but admiration in their eyes for her. But what was that ? She had fainted. Tenderly they carried her into * a chemist's shop. An Irishman, who had observed the occurrence, looked in after a few minutes, and inquired : "How is she now ?" "Oh," was tho reply, "she's com ing to." "Ah," murmured the son of Erin, "come in two, has she ? Poor thing! Bedad, it's just what I.wr.l • afraid of."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 31 July 1914
HEALTH. Ladies, is vour health causing you any anxiety, have you been disappointed iu the non-appearance of baby, or are you dreading nn operation ? If worried from any of these causes we strongly advise you to consult the highly qualified ladv representative of the " Natura " Health Co., Melbourne, on her next visit to BENALt.A. She will bs p'ea'ed to advise yon regarding y&lt; ur hea'th, and explain how gocd health may be restored to you by means of the wonderful "Natura" Home Treat ment, that hat cured so many thousands of women and girls. Tbe advi'e will cost you nothing, and may save you years of suffering. The visit tnk^s place on TUESDAY, 25th AUGUST, when the Go's representative may be seea at the Benalla Hotel from 10 to 6.30. She will carry a full supply of medicines. Meanwhile send 2d. postage for free Health Guide to Dept. BE, "Natura" Health Co., 49 Elizabeth Street, Mel bourne. Under a spreading eucalypt, The township blacksmith stands; The smith, a splendid ch...
ABSENCE OF MIND. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 31 July 1914
ABSENCE OF MIND. They were four of the unemployed □nri had been successful in getting relief work. One day they were walking..in .single file, when they were met by the ganger, who asked the foremost man where they were going. ' "Going to the new lake," said he. "What for ?" asked the ganger. "Carrying a plank there," replied the. man. , "Plank t Plank !" exclaimed the gvtngcr. " **Wfioro"o 'tao I don't see it." The man, with a look o! embar rassment, turned to his mates and said : "I'm jiggered, mates, if we haven't gone and come away wi'» out it I" A wee laddie a' Glesca', delivering milk, was stopped on his round by two. municipal officers, who asked him if his employer ever put any thing in the milk. "Oh, ay !" was the innocent an swer. The officers, thinking they bad it clear case of adulteration, offered the boy sixpence, if he would tell them what was put in. "Ah," said the boy, with a grin, f'ye wadna gie's the saxpence though I tcll't ye." "Oh, yes, wo will," said the offi ...
FOOTBALL. YARRAWONGA ASSOCIATION [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 31 July 1914
FOOTBALL. YARRAWONGA ASSOCIATION Beunlla travel to Yarriwonga to-mor row bv special train, wlien Ibe team will lie picked from tlie following : Maguire Noonnu. Williams, Murphy, Boyd, Brown, Johns, Proud, Men! ennitt, Gil bert, Gallagher, Corboy, M. and W. Ryan, Carmichael, Foster, Branston, Gregory. Richardson, Cann and Stod dnrt. Players, watch the time-table.
PIONEER OF EMPIRE. IN THE HEART OF AFRICA. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 31 July 1914
EMPIRE. " " '1—'—^1—_1__ * , in ithe heart ok afkica. • There are few more pathctic part ings in human history than that in' which the white-haired Dr. Liv ingstone said "good-bye" at Un yanycnibe one March (lay in 1872, " to Henry Morton Stanley, the lion hearted young man, who, when thp world had thought the brave*' ex plorer dead, had fought his wny to iiim, in the heart of Africa', through a thousand perils and hard ships. In vain did Stanley urge the bro .ken arid travel-worn nmti to return with him to .Europe' where rest ' and laurels'awaited him. Living stone's work, a,fter .thirty years in Y'tliifdark" places of Africa, was still incomplete V he had'' set his heart on ■ wresting from the Kile" the secret of her source; and with unfalter ; ing courage he said'farewell to the ...last .white man Jic .was .destined to ^see, and' turned. his feeble. steps again towards liis gonl. A. little more tlian a year' later ho was found • dead, kneeling by the side of his liis bed a£ Chitn...
How the little Brown Man Rules. THE JAPANESE IN FORMOSA. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 31 July 1914
Ho# the little Brown Man Rules. THE JAPANESE IN FOR MOSA. When S. Kalayatua writes about the Japauese, no writer living knows his subj;ct better. A son of Japan himself, a Social ist, and a close student of his coun try, he interprets the Japanese to the Western world, with which he is in close contact. In the ''International Socialist Review" for June he has an article on " How Japan is Civilising For mosa." ''At first (he says) the For mosans welcomed the Japanese, who promised to drive out their enemies, the Chiuese. While the Japs were expelling the Chinese, the natives gave them every assist j ance, and obeyed the Japanese faith fully. " But when the rebels wtre paci fied, the Chinese were not drivan from the island, and Japan began at once to encroach on the territory of the natives. "Trees were felled and forests) laid low. The ground was cleared, and many Japanese gallants hunted the native girls to satisfy their sex depiavity. " These aggressions, and the de baucheries of t...
Licensing Case. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 31 July 1914
Licensing Case. Fred. Nixon was charged with having supplied an intoxicated per son on bis premises with liquor. Mr. Ridgeway appeared for defend ant, who pleaded not guilty. Super. Davidson, who piose cuted, stated that on the 7th present month, about 6 o'clock in the even ing, he saw a man in the bar parlor endeavoring to get a glass of beer to his lips. Con. Bruce then en tered the place, and in the parlor were several men who were under state of intoxication. He said it was a disgraceful scene. A Mr. Greenaway had informed the con stable that they were boarders. Later in the evening, be went in with two other constables, and from what he saw again described the scene as disgraceful, worse than any he had spen in Melbourne. On 24th June the defendant had a con versation with him (Bruce) about licensing matters. Cons. Bruce gave evidence. As he passed the hotel on the date named he saw a man (Greenaway) put a glass of beer on the counter, and another man take up the glass and unsu...
Case Dismissed. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 31 July 1914
Case Dismissed. o At the Courthouse yeBterday, before Mr. W. W. Beaven. P.M., Philip. P- King was charged by Supetintendent Davidson yester day with having been on the premises of the Commercial hotel on the 10th inst. in contravention of a prohibition order. Defendant conducted his own defence, and pleaded not guilty. The Superintendent gave the circumstances leading up to the prosecution. Cons. Gunther stated he was on duty on the night in question at 10 45 p.m. in Bridge-street. He saw from the opposite side of the road defendant standing near the door of the bar parlor. Went to the door of the pallor. Witness asked bim what he was doing therf, and said. Mr. King, you have been having some drink, but you are not drunk enough to lock-up. King said "'I can come in here to have a warm ; I know enough to settle you" Once a policeman always a policeman." Witnes3 described the alterations that had been made to the bar. To Defendant: The bar was locked on Sunday, but the room kept open....
REVERSIBLE LIFEBOAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 31 July 1914
REVERSIBLE LIFEBOAT. -«• _j The distinguishing feature of this boat is that it is the same underneath as it is shown on the top. Xn other words it is ready which ever way up it niny foe . launched. It can be handled und navigated in the same manner, as an ordinary boat. It has &lt;18 air-tight and water-tight compartments, and properly fit ted compartments tor food and water, accessible from either sido of the boat. The boat has proved to bo exceedingly stable, nnd would seem to possess important advantages over the ordinary boat. It is being introduced by the Duplex Lifeboat Company, 77,° Leadonhall St., London, I3.C. ; '
A LOST WORLD. DISCOVERY OF WONDERFUL INCA CITIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 31 July 1914
. A LOST WORLD. DISCOVERY OF WONDERFUL • INC A CITIES. Further interesting details' of a remnrkablo oxo'oration in Peru aro given in an interview which has been obtained by the ' " Central Vows" correspondent with Captain Beslcy, the leader of the expedition. "1 left Lima in July, 1913,'with j ten companions," Captain Beslcy said. "I in/..eli had previously/tra velled in Africa, Tibet, and Alaska, but my companions wore 'row.' I went to the Chenchumayo' Valley first of all, in order, to got them tough and hard, ''but then roturnod to Ijima, becauso several .American mombers of the party had been seized with fever. ' - . "Subsequently I proceeded to tho Inca country with lTolbrook and Coatcs—both cinematograph opera tors—reaching Cuzco, tho ancient capital of tho Incns, a city to which few men of - our colour have paid visits. Before reaching Cuzco, how ever, wo went to Mollondo, and then struck the wonderful highway, built by the^Incaa of ancient days, to Quito. This highway is 1500...
Mr. Birrell's Ghost Story. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 31 July 1914
I , Mr. Birrell's Ghost Story. • Mr. Birrell told a ghost story at tho Bristol Press Fund dinner, when responding to the toast "Literaturo. and Journalism." In referring to a recent speech by . Dr. Silvanus Thompson on tho importance of science, Mr. Birrell sold :— "I don't know, my Lord ;Mayor, whether you ever . have bad dreams, but I liavo been haunted ever; since I was .almost a boy • by the constant repetition, of onq .arid the same dream. , ''It. comes to. me again .and 'again. It is this. • I dream Itani walking about somewhere in some plain , or desert, and I suddenly encounter tho agitated ghost .of Sir Isaac New ton. He approaches ine, his eyes almost &lt; • starting -out of his head ; he tells me who. lie is, and how- ig norant he is of all that has hap pened in the world of sciencc since ho left. : " 'Now,' he says,. 'I want you., .to. tell me in' a few.words—for J have only .a quarter of an'hour, left—^all that has happened to tho raco; tho progress. IIow is it?...
FRAGHANT. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 31 July 1914
FRAGHANT. Tired Tim sat in his prison cell listless and despondent. •'X tell yer I ain't done miffing, guv'nor," he declared to the prison chaplain. "I ain't hurt a.fly." " Come, come 1" said the chap lain, "people don't get imprisoned for nothing, you know, my man. What was the charge against you?" " Blessed if 1 know, guv'nor— s'welp me pink if I do ! As far ns I can make out, they put me in hero for /ragrancy !"
GENTLE HINT. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 31 July 1914
GENTLE HINT. Will and Mary lmd been busy • courting for over two years, meet ing every night in Hnpo Street, Glasgow.. About a fortnight ago. Will, in parting with his beloved, "I'll moot you in Hope Street next Wednesday nicht. Mind and bo punctual." " 'Heed, aye. Will, lad," ropliml Meg, with • a merry twinkle Iq her; eye ; "we hae met noo a lang tima; _ in Hope "Street," an' I'Was.ijiatii thin kin' that ; it was'-high.: were shiftini' oor trystin'-place a street further alang. Whit wad ye say to Union Street ?" Will has taken the hint, and the invitations aro. out.