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SOUTH GIPPSLANB SHIRE COUNCIL. TUESDAY, FEB. 10TH. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 12 February 1914
SOUTH GIPPSLANB SHIRE COUNCIL. TUESDAY, FEB. l'lni. Present- (..Vs. N (president), Hull, Gardner. Synan, Keane, .I ones, ^Michael. rijr:i'.i:src.viiK.vci:. From I!. ]'. Johnson, solicitor, Yarraui, re Warner accident, and threatening action in event of shire failing to recognise his case.- Dealt, ?>v*ith in committee. Secretary A. and P. Society, Foster, Asking Unit, 4th .March (show &lt;lay) he declared a public holiday.-Secretary to attend. Secretary Leongatha Society, re same request, for Leongatha show (25th Feh.)-Received. Ed. Davey, Fisli Creek, drawing Attention to bad state of road at his property, asking that 4 chains of re pairing be done.-Attended to. J. E. Mathers, Fish Creek, asking that road machine he worked on road opposite his place.-Attended to. J. Mooie, Hoddle Range, re Hart's deviation contract as cancelled, offer ing to complete same to specifications iov -Cr. Hall to attend. ii''-'1 .-j. Charlton, Stony Creek, re £2 ^tfrrrexrrj deviation, asking for...
ACCOMPLISHED COCKATOO [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 12 February 1914
ACCOM I'USHKI) COCK ATOO Mis;; XVsta Lapham, 11, writes to the "Kxpress" from Thorngrove Lodge. Giiiingham, Dorset-"Wo own a wry clever cockatoo called Jacko. ItfKidcs chopping wood. drawing nails, nipping wire, etc., he will sing a sons with my father, after which he laughs, like a lniman being. He v.-ill make a stump speech, danco to any time played or whistled, and "re verses' on heitis told. Perhaps ho thinks it's the tango. Tie can cougb very well, and coughs a great deal, and Is great chums with our cat, who sits in his cage. "The Germans don't know every thing; they don't know how to trans late Rupriish and Scotch words," said Sir Frederick Bridge last night in an address at the London Institution on "The Beggar's Opera" (says the "Daily Mail" of November 27). The song for "Polly" was set to a delightful old Scotch tune, "Gin (if) thou were mine tuvn thing," and the translacor not knowing the meaning of "gin ' looked up tho word in tlio dictionary and translated It "schnapps!...
LIFE IN WORKHOUSE MIX AND MUDDLE. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 12 February 1914
LIFE IN WORKHOUSE MIX AND MUDDLE. (Jliris Massio in "Tlie Daily Mail.") By using exist jug: institutions and by applying to them something like com mon sense his Department has been able in the last few years to put an end t&lt;» what were known as the horrors of the mixed workhouse. The goats had been separated from shoe]), and there had been segregations of classes and elas^illcation of individuals. Thus Mr John Jiurns in the debate on Mr Carr-Oomm's London Poor Law Hill, reported in "The DaiJv Mail," May rju. Very nice indeed, but it Is not true. Mr Lurns* Department has done no thing of the kind, nor will it ever do anything of the kind. I know that in some other work houses, not in this one, timid attempts have been mad.' to segregate classes and classify individuals, but 110 very successful result has been achieved. Tile goat outside the workhouse is often a sheep and oven a lamb inside the workhouse, and vice versa, according to the effect it has upon him. Jn any ease...
PAYING THE PIPER GERMAN RULLERS AND COST OF LIVING. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 12 February 1914
PAYING THE PIPER C.ICKMAN IUJLERS AND COST OP LIVING. The continual increase of the cost of living does not only trouble the Ger man working people; it is causing- no little uneasiness among the German rulers (says the Berlin correspondent of 'The Daily Kxprcss"). For Liu* la:-it three years most of these princes have been asking 1'or "an in crease of pay," the Kaiser himself be ing the first to lodge his complaint with iiis people, and the few who have not hitherto dared, or thought it advisable, to ask for a higher civil list are now busy preparing: public. opinion in their realm for the unpleasant and unavoid able necessity of giving more money for the keeping up of the chief of the State. ^till more significant, the two or three German Federal princes who have so far h;ul no civil list at all think very seriously of having one established, rs I heir income, which is either derived from their own (or their wives') for tune. or from the sale of titles, digni ties. and decorations,...
REFORM MOVEMENT RUSSIA'S POLITICAL NURSERY [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 12 February 1914
_ REFORM MOVEMENT jWj _ RUSSIA'S POLITICAL, NURSERY Russia will have enjoyed for a period of HO years Con January 1, 1014> the ad vantage of local self-government" (says "The Times," for then the Zemstvos will have been In existence for fiu years. Whatever progress the rural classes in Russia have made siiKe IhOl rm.st be attributed largely to its Influence, writes Sir IX Mackenzie Wallace, iri "The Times." Besides this, it served as an excellent preparatory school lor tin- Duma, which was to realise some of its ambitions and political aspirations. Remembering all this, we regard it as only right and fitting that patriotic .Russians should celebrate joyfully its f>'"»th birthday, and that the proposers of toasts at the coming banquets should heartily wish it long life, health, and prosperity in its future career of usefuim ss. irons for Tin-: or ma Sir Donald Mackenzie's aemunt in "Tim Tinj'-s." of D'-c^mix-r I". des'-rves particular notice, as it will enable the Knt^iish stud...
CHAPTER VII. Face to Face. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 12 February 1914
CHAPTER VII. Face to Face. Gwendolen stood staring Tor a few I mnnlenla Qt the stranSo, big bearded man, who was contemplating her with evident amusement. 'He-Robert' \t , t almost paralysed with the shock she awakened to a stinging r.snso of mingled anger and resentment, won dering how Ronald, whoso position ho was usurping, and Lady Montamor who was her lost Robert's mother, dared to assert that lie and ;icr vanish ed lover-dead to everyone for over fifteen years past-were one and the same. "Vou-my cousin Robert? How dare you say so!" she gasped. She ' I'm 0 "'aS, "lid behaving eaMj which added to her osaspera on. Ronald ought, to have -old her Uus vwib Charles Daunco at once! lie nad 'behaved 1 iK&lt;j n conspirator! and his bronzed cheeks'"'reddened slight y. "1 dare say so, because 1 am, lie emphatically replied. "I am very sorry that you are disappointed in my development from the boy 1 was when I saw you last, into-well, tin,." He save a comical gesture indicating his...
The Great Motamor Case. CHAPTER VI. The Pretender. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 12 February 1914
. - _ ; ; '' Tho; .Great- lontamor " 6aso. By ALICE Jr. DIKHL, Authoress of "Tlio Kuavo of Hoarts," CHAPTER VI. The; Pretender. The entrance to Riverview, as tho villa was called, was in a lane. It was well that there w s a wide car riage-drive and a large stable-yard, for the place was well stocked with motor-cars when, Miss Hallduro had slowly driven in. Arrangements had been made at the inns tor the "put ing*up" ot the horse vehicles. There was a festive air about the trees and shrubs and house front, electric lights having been festooned about, producing the effect of a shower of fireflies; and as Gwendolen ascendod the steps, under an awning, she stop ped short to admire the interior. The hall, ordinarily of a kind which would pass muster as a decently-arranged entrance and escape comment, was transformed into a bower of pale green silky drap.ries, festooned with roses. Maids in white and rose color smilingly conducted the ladies to the dining-room, changed into a boudoir. Gwen...
RADIUM AS INVESTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 12 February 1914
RADIUM AS INVESTMENT There is no more p-rmanen(. way in which n "Ucy can h,> invosl-M than in tlio purchase of radium, it was &lt;ial«>ii at a iii-M-tinr; of tju- govern.»r* ,,f ti ~ Sir All rod Tearce i'!nulti, president of the clinical section of the Koyal t'nlle^e of Medicine, said that the pur chase nf radium was not an expendi ture of money, 1 »ut an investment of money. Uadium did not .u«'t poorer l y sjivintr off its emanation. There was no niiMc p'-imam-nt way in which mmiey could he invested than in the purchase nf radium. .As fai' as the mind nf man enuld carrv itself radium p s»-i I no.v \\>»uid he valnahh- m ihe end of all tune. There was no form of inws:m"*it, no fun i th« y could put money into, which w;:s ;-&lt;. certain to lie actually in J lit,- I'u^'c-.'.'niii of the ^ovcjaiors of that hospital hundred*.; &lt;»f y- irs hen. u a:= hy tin pin chase of radium. I'rimv Alexander of Tck spoke of t i 10 cneonr:'yi n;: results ohtaincd at t...
BOY EMIGRANTS SIR RIDER HAGGARD'S VIEW [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 12 February 1914
BOY EMIGRANTS Silt RIDEU HAGGARD'S VIEW A meeting on belialf of Dr. Bar nardo's Homes was held yesterday afternoon at Sunderland House, by permission of the Duchess of Marl borough (reports tlio "Morning Post" of December 1). The Marchioness of Bla nd ford received the guests. Dady Cowdray presided, and said I that in the Barnardo Homes the chil dren were taught that the world had need of them. The American Ambas sador (Dr. Page) said that the work of Dr. Barnardo had shed its light all over the world, because of the excellent and unerring trueness with which it had been conducted. The Duchess of Somerset said that K0,000 children had marched through the "ever open door," and only one per cent, had been failures. Up to the end of the year the homes had sent ::r.,o00 emigrants to Canada, and nil "of thein had started with some knowledge of the trade they were to follow. She had just visited the Walls Training Schools in Norfolk, where :ioo Barnardo boys were train ing for the navy or...
[?]SPEARE'S CHAMPION. RAMOUS CRIT[?] SPEAKS [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 12 February 1914
^liSsPEARE'S CHAMPION ~ 'i . UAllOUS (."JtlTir Sl'KAKS conian enthusiasts who veii L'axton Hall last nielli to George l!randi-s, llu1 lunimiJ tic, lecture on Shaki-speare, pool* time of it indeed (say^ ily Kxpress." November -«). They round themselves in an almost whollv pro-Shakespearian aiulii.-iii.-o that listened with nipt attention to a eulogy of their hero, uttered by one of bin most ardent worshippers. .Sir i'"r;.ncis Hacon eould hope for nothing from .such a man. Neither could Mr Frank Harris, to whose anti-Shal;espearian attacks Dr. Brandes paid some little attention. Yet the stinK ol' his criticism was les sened by the ldndliriess-of his appear ance. The pro-Baconians may have ex pected a fierce opponent, lashing out invectives against the Pretender. They found a mild little old gentleman, peer ing over a red baize reading desk that appeared to be too high for him, with a wholly benevolent aspect and a hand ful of notes. Ho has a shock of fretful ^rey hair, wholly undiscip...
CAUSES OF FATIGUE INTERESTING LIST. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 12 February 1914
CAUSES OF FATIGUE 1N" TIC RE STIX G LIST. l^rofessur William Stirling. of Man chester University, delivering tlio Lady I'riesticy Memorial Lecture i>u "Health, Fatigue, ami ltepose," said tli.'it most of tlie breakdowns in a man's life were duo to himself, cither because of Ignorance or recklessness, or both. Overwork, without sullieient repair of an orjran, whether brain or eye, digestive organs or muscles, was the primary cause of fatigue. All the or gans of the body could not run at full speed at the same time. Mental fatigue greatly impaired bodily activity, and physical or muscular fatigue had a dis tinct effect on brain activity. The observations of Dr. Leonard Ilill on the effects of a liberal supply of oxygen in fatigue were most important. Somnolence in churches and chapels seemed on occasion to occur at sermon time, out ft was not in all eases to lie attributed to the sermon. The ex planation lay rather in tlie badly-vcnti iated atmosphere, and in the fact that Sunday, ...
ALBERTON SHIRE COUNCIL. THURSDAY'S MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 February 1914
ALBERTON SHIRE COUNCIL, | THURSDAY'S MEETING. Present :-Crs. Power (president), Barlow, Marry, Ohristensen, Fahcy, Nightingale, Mland, O'Connor. COKKNSI'ON'lll'NCl:. Department of Public Works, re ap plication to ciosi! Ka I lady's road (held over),-Held over. Same, re application for grant of .£35 for tin; purpose of wonting land ing jett y on Snake Island point, stating that tin; Tourist Committee, refused to recommend a grant, as it is not con sidered desirable by the Lands depart ment to develop tourist trallie to that island. In reply to further correspon dence, pointing out that the Point is detached from the island proper, fur ther consideration was promised by t,Ve Tourist Committee.- lieing attended to Same, re route of flood wood Timber Co.'s tramline, forwarding report from chief engineer, and asking for plan of route.-Secretary to attend. Country lioads Hoard, forwarding ox tract from " (lovernmeni dnzette" re main roads in the. shire. - K'veivod. The Treasury, forwardin...
WHAT A DAUB OF INK DID. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 February 1914
WHAT ..'A DAUB OF INK DID. A certain newspaper proprietor had .1 way o! appearing in the com posing am! press looms at tin* inn j.iexpccled times, anil as his \isits often resulted in a general " shak. .jp" of the working forces of the p;t per, they wero awaileii IVJ !Ji Irai and Trembling by the employes. Onr time one o! the pressmen, an excel lent workman, who had been then: many years, but was soim-tinus Leni ty of a lapse of sobriety, had black eye, and was in a quandary as to what excuse lie should oner if the proprietor should notice it. Hy 1 KUdde.n inspiration he ser/.rd an ink rollor and daubed some ink on his face, ((nite covering the diseoloiim iion. Presently the governor caim In, and, with the foreman, went through the room, comnientiiu' on every detail, and looking very sharp ly at overy workman. When about to leave ho suddenly pointed to tin., inky pressman and said : " '.vhat is that man's nanio ?" The man quak ed in hie shoes, until he continue.), «lowly : "I want y...
Neither Were Taking Risks. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 February 1914
Neither Were Taking Risks. A certain reverend gentleman occu pied a state-room on a New York liner with a fellow-passenger. After a while he begun to feel just the slightest hit uneasy as to some valu ables lie had with him. So he took them to the purser and said' "I should just like to explain to you that I tun very pleased with my te'.Iow passenger - iliat is, I find him a gen tleman in every respect, and I would not have you think that-w.rll, v/culd not have you think that my eoming to you with tli.se valuables is 10 be ,alten as any red.vlion on him." With a broad smile the purser interrupted him: "Oh. .hat's all right, sir; your friend has fonie to me with some val uables of his own; and he s;ii.) pre cisely the same thing ubuiu yourself. -ban Francisco "Argonam."
BULL KILLED BY A NEEDLE. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 February 1914
BULL KILLED BY A NEEDLE. Mr. Geo. .Yi'ir.kloy, of We.=>t'iluitlnnd. writes in tho "Agricultural Gazette o: N.SAV." :-"I t'i'.ko the liberty o! bringing under notice the death of e valuable .Durham bull, about 2j year." old. Tho r.nirnn! died .-Middenly with out tho sip;n of a ctru^:r]U) nn,| llK it appeared to have be.cn in excellent health, I dpeided to have it opene-.' local Stock In.-- ector. This was done with tho ivr.ulf thivl the. bull waa fin.- "ViiiiVabw, Ltti -vik: ui t\ normal condition until v.v cwno to the heart, in which wns discovered a packinp-jicwllu about- I iucW in length it appeared to have iuvn in tho nosi tion ar. found lor many month.--, as it was tirmly imlxjddud in a core 01 T)h> point- of thv.- ne-' lie hail peliofrativl tin.- wall "f one of the blood-vessel:', and had causcd a point prick in the opposite wail. in (he blood-veirel, tho blood had tho up poaranco ot having been congealed before doatb,"
THE PROFESSOR'S CHICKENS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 19 February 1914
THE PROFESSOR'S CHICKEN'S. This may not be true, but it was new to our reporter, who overheard it whilst riding on a tram car, so it is likely there are others who havo heard it. " I hcjii &lt;1 a good one on j'rot\.v>.-:or , of the University.'' lie said. " What, was it ? " iiU' Lied the other. " Well, yon kuciV ik; Was iii.trried during tin; winter, and ?went. to housa keeping just, outside tile city, l.ast spring ho thought he would add a few hens to hi.s stock. In: alieady had a dog. Ho set a couple oi hens, and in time had t.Vo large brood:; ot chic hens. He ".as very proud of them, but in a wool; or so the ciii&lt; kwn began to die. lie called in a neigh botir, to look at the chickens, ami offer advice. Thoy were certainly a pretty scaly Jot of chickens thai the neighbour viewed. They were skin ny-looking, and apparently without, ambition. " What did yer feed them on '!'! '' asked the neighbour, after a brie! survey. " Feed them," responded the pro fessor, a...