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Reckless Offenders [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
Reckless Offenders There have been several cases '•re cently of stones being tthrown through the windows of railway carriages, to the imminent danger of passengers. In one or two instances even^ rifle bullets have been sent on the same errand. For the most part the offender remains undetected, -though the deed is some times done in daylight. It is easy to require impossible expertness on the part of the police; but, at the same time, special efforts should be made to de tect people who are guilty of this pat ticular offence, and everyone should consider himself a policeman for the occasion. The act cannot be done un intentionally, and it is difficult to under stand the mentality of .those-who-do it. : There ave irresponsibles in all classes* of society, who have no sense of duty or of any kind of social obligation whatever; and there is only one way of dealing with them — which is through I fear of punishment. A salutary ex-" - ahnple should be made, and the sens® driven home, not o...
New Ways for New Lands [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
New Ways for New Lands Alexander the Great, having con* quered the world, sighed for fresi* worlds to conquer. Were he alive to-day he could satisfy his longing, by becoming Minister for Bands in Vic toria. Whether he would make good is doubtful. And for two reasons. The first is that, as may be alleged, no reforms are needed; the second is that reform is impossible. Mr Lawson, the latest Minister, has with praise worthy zeal made a start. Every Minister has attempted some sort of reform, chiefly of a clerical nature; and no Minister has done much but leave a faint finger print on the de partment, which in a brief time be comes obliterated beyond detection. Assuming reform to be necessary and possible, it is to be hoped that Mr Lawson's efforts will be more endur ing. With talent and tact—two ex cellent substitutes for genius—h'e may go a great way. Of course, he must not tread on the toes of old depart® mental traditions, and he must not talk in a loud voice about sealing-wax and r...
Mixed Parliament. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
Mixed Parliament. Now and then one hears a whisper •from some far-off country like Fin land, to most people u mere geogra phical expression. Yet there are points about Finland worth studying. Not only does adult suffrage prevail, the adult being 24 yeafs old, and not 21, as in Australia; but the woman adult can become a member^ of Par- j liament as she possibly may be in the Federal Parliament here. Finland, while having a population slightly exceeding three millions, yet manages to . legislate with one Parliament of 200 members, 21 of whom are*women. One of them, now visiting London, says that half of these are married. That would be 10, and the odd one is probably engaged. Some of these married members have families; and as the House (there is only one) often sits from IS a.m. till 4 a.m. aext morn ing, it is puzzling- to know what hap pens to the children? What also happens to the husband when he comes home from work and finds the fire-place stone cold? Sometimes both husband and...
Throwing Dice With Death. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
Throwing Dice With Death. How far should public entertainers be permitted to endanger their lives? This question arises out of the death of Henry Deline, the snake eliarmer. He claimed to be immune, yet he died of snakebite. The moment came when he ceased to charm, and a venomous snake bit him with deadly effect. So, too, the lion-tamer who puts his head in the lion's mouth. One day the animal will be in a bad temper, and the man will lose his head. Again, the trapezist misses the bar, and is smashed to pulp; thei cyclist riding round a saucer track at 80 miles an hour, finds something go wrong, and in the fraction of a second is whirled into space. All these entertainers meet a public demand—the love of danger, the passion for a thrill, the desire to see how close a man, or wo man, can go to death, pl^y with death —and yet escape it. It is the im planted admiration for strength, train ing, skill and pluck which produces the dare-devil who caters for it at so much a head. He is a ga...
Butter for Export [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
Butter for Export * Andrew Lang once wrote a humor ous essay on "How to Fall in Litera ture," and remarked at the end that even if his advice were followed there would still be people who would not succeed in failing-, but would find themselves successful In spite of their best efforts to the contrary. Judging by what has been said in Sydney by Mr. O'Callaghan, a dairy expert, in a report which he has made to Mr. ! Trefle, Jtfie Minister for Agriculture, the local dairymen do not require any advice on how to fail in business. Their methods seem incredible and as if they had been adopted as the quickest road to ruin. Their stored butter is pronounced to be inferior to high-class margarine imported from Great Britain to start with, and, in order to impose a further handicap on themselves, they store the butter till it is second-class in quality, and then ship it to the very place where even the margarine is superior! The thing seems as absurd as anything in Gul liver's Travels. Mr. O'...
Shipping Facilities [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
Shipping Facilities In pursuance of its policy of decen tralisation, the Government has set aside a sum of £362,000 for the work of improving: the outer harbors, and it is satisfactory to note that good progress is being- made with the work. Nothing is more closely associated with the development of a young country than a vigorous public works policy, especially in regard to items of a re productive nature. Among these none is more important than the creation of shipping facilities, and this is being done at Portland,. Warrnambool and Port Fairy. No country in the world is more conspicuously suffering from centralisation than Australia. An ut terly disproportionate percentage of the population is massed in the capital cities, which have attained the dimen sions of old Continental centres with out any commensurate growth of the country at the back of them. The con dition is largely one of accident, buv a. time has arrived when something specific must be done to correct it, and the co...
THE WEEKLY TIMES SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1914. A PROSPEROUS YEAR [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1914. A PROSPEROUS YEAR * —: —e Historians of the future will have nothing but kind words to say of the year 1913 as far as Victoria is concern ed. The country has experienced con tinuous prosperity, a prosperity not artificially built up by boomsters and speculators*, but resting on the surest of all foundations — high production. Perhaps the least happy men in the. community are the railway officials, upon whom the work of getting the great harvest to the seaboard will de volve. It is gratifying to hear that they are full of confidence, and that continuous truck construction through out the slack period has practically obviated any danger of those paralys ing " hold-ups" which have in years past inflicted inconvenience and loss upon the farming community, and which are at present threatening the Riverina. In fruit, butter, wool and fat /■ lambs the season has been equally pro lific. If, as some of the more pessirais . tic think, a. gradual shrinkage in the gol...
SYDNEY PRICES LATEST QUOTATIONS. (From Our Correspondent.) [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
SYDNEY PRICES LATEST QUOTATIONS. (From Our Correspondent.) Following were the . prices ruling 011 the Sydney markets on Wednesday, December 31: Wheat: New grain at country stations, 3/; ex trucks, Darling Island, 3/5 to 3/51,i;. Jan. to March deliveries, 3/6%; April-May* 3/7; June to September, 3/7 Chaff: Victorian wheater, £4/10/ to £5; Victorian oaten, £4/10/; oaten hay, Victorian, £4/15/ to £5 per ton. Lucerne hay: Hunter River, choice new green, large bales, £4/15/ to £5; heavy new, £3 to £3/10/. Barley: Cape, 3/9 to 4/ per bushel. Maize: Prime dry, 3/; yellow northern river, 4/3. Oats: Algerian, Victorian feed, 2/3 to 2/6: milling, 2/6 to 2/8. Onions: Victorian globes, £9/10/. to £10 per ton. , Potatoes: Victorian new pinkeyes, £5/10/ to £6/10/; Carmens," £6 ..to £6/10/. Apples: Allsop's, 2/ to 5/;"Lord Nelson, 7/ to 10./; Carrington, 2/6 to 8/ per gin case. Apricots: Extra choice, large, 4/ to 6/; medium, 3/; small, 1/6 to 2/6 per half-case; Victorian over ripe, 2/ to 3/; othe...
Spirit of Christmas [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
Spirit of Christmas It is often said, but probably not al ways fully recognised, that sentiment rules the world. It is that consideration1 which gives Christmas its human value. People come to town in obedience to some gregarious instinct that has its times and seasons for asserting it self. Men and women wish to get into crowds of their kind, because, in some way they do ijot understand, their primary sentiment of humanity has been aroused. They have a pious be lief that all they do is for the sake of the children, which is partly true; but the deeper truth is that they have something of the child about them selves* a.nd it is a good thing that it is so, for that is part of the Christmas, spirit. When that decays it is because one has associated it with something narrow, temporary, and personal in stead of something broad, .' continuous, and human. It is the race and one's sense of the' race that are of import-_ ance. It is that sense which makes for progress; and the more novel th...
FRUIT-ETC [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
FRTTT.-ETC Trade was fairly ,brisk at the Queen Vic toria Market on December 30, there being a fair inquiry for vegetables and fruits, also for dairy produce and poultry. The ruling prices were obtained. Vegetables—Asparagus, 9d. to 2/9 pier 100; kidney beans. 17/ to 23/ per 100 lbs.; beet, 1/ to 1/6 per dozen; bou quets, 3/ to 8/ do.; cabbages, 2/6 to 4/ do. ; carrots, 9d. to 1/3 per dozen bunches; curled cress, 3d. to 6d. do. ; water cress, 4d. to 6d. do.; prickly cucumbers, 2/ to 3/6 per dozen: garlic, -id. to 6d. per lb.; horseradish, 6d. to 9d. per bundle; lavender, 4d. to 6d. per dozen bunches; leek, 8d. to 1/ do.; lettuce, 9d. to 1/3 per dozen; marjoram, 4d. to 6d. per dozen bunches; mint, 8d. .to 1/ do.; dried onions, 5/6 to 7/ per cwt.; green onions. 6d. to 8d. per dozen bunches: parsley, 4d. to 6d. .do.; parsnips, 1/ to 1/6 do.; peas, 16/ to IS/ per 100 lbs.; kidney potatoes. 4/ to 5/ per case; radish, 6d. to 8d. per dozen bunches; rhubarb, 1/ to 1/9 do.: lb.; vegetable ma...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
CONTENTS Page Chess and Draughts sjc SOB a Sunday Reading . «. ^ :ty: T.TB 8 World of Fiction . :&lt;L,: \ LCC af_c 3-7 Plays and Players 3c« ^;«s .» EC 8 Humorist .. . . :oi aL»J 7 Roman's World 9-16 World of Sport xs aue' rce :»ie 19-25 News in Brief > el aaf "lOQ 26 Notes of the Week :*.« ten: 31-32 Peerybingle Papers ^ 3DC LOB 32 Cables • • •« . • «« r.*.-* TV KTil 32 33 Markets and Commercial Sufi 37 Young Folks .. ... • •. iV-IC 39 Answers to Correspondents. Sufi 40 Impoundings Bi 43 Agriculture .u &lt;c > *i u_«j 45-50 Horticulture . . .. . .. a.*. 51-53 Poultry and Kennel .. • • 53-55 S3Sg»bM—I Special Advertisements. SHE PERPETUAL EXECUTORS & TRUSTEES ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED. PIRECTORS.—W. M. Hyndman, Esq., Chair man; Colin Templeton, Esq.; Hon. John Thomson, M.L.A.; Harry P. Henty, Esq. All Executors, Trustees and Agency Business Undertaken. Will and Other Forms of Application. Trust Moneys to Lend on Lower Rates, ARTHUR GRENBRY QUTHW...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
t Bargains in Musical Instruments Concertinas Organ-toned CONCERTINAS, in hand some boxes. • No. 4.—Rosewood Style Tops, 10 German Silver Keys, 8-fold bellows, 10/6 post free. No. 5.—Rosewood Style Tops, with trum pet holes, 10 Bone Keys, 8-fold bel lows, and clasps, 15/ post free. . WILL YOU CALL AND SEE THEM. Accordions The Word-famous "DUDLEY" Nq. 1— Mahogany stained. mouldings, 10 nickel keys and pallets, nickel corners, 8-fold double bellows. Post free, 10/. Ant© Harps EASY TO LEARN. FREE INSTRUC TIONS ~ WITH . EACH INSTRUMENT. No. 1.—A handsome, well finished in strument. 18in. x 101n., 20 Strings. 3. Manuals; 15/, post free. Motstb Organs The Celebrated "Bess o' th' Bam" MOUTH ORGANS, unrivalled for tone, prices 1/, 1/6, 2/. 8/. . . , Ocarinas The Latest Musical Instrument, made of unbreakable composition, complete instructions given; prices. 1/. 1/6, 2/6. post free. ILLUSTRATED LISTS SENT POST FREE. A* P Musical Instru ment Parlors Little Collins St., Melbourne ^ 1
A TOWNSHIP WRECKED. REMARKABLE EXPERIENCES. GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
A TOWNSHIP WRECKED. REMARKABLE EXPERIENCES. GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS. Particulars to hand regarding a terrific tornado experienced at Iron Knob(S.A.) on December 29,-show that the whole township was com pletely wrecked, and there was not a single undamaged house. The majority of . the buildings have been swept completely away, and wreckage is strewn all over the town. No loss of life occurred, but several miraculous escapes are reported. W. R. Davidson and F. J. Burn ham were inside a cottage which somer saulted three times, and was after wards smashed Nto atoms in a railway cutting 30 yards away from where it previously stood. . Both men were brought to the Port Pirie Hospital in a tug boat. Davidson was injured i.a the, groin, and Burnham's shoulders were badly cut. Two rows of weatherboard cottages owned by the Broken Hill Propy. Company were swept away like •matchwood, and after having been turned over several times were smash ed to splinters. One man had only just time to get his w...
THE FALL THEREOF [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
THE FALL THEREOF By Richard Parker Skelton. When Foley and Norton bade fair to run Way behind on-their contract on the West Tube: because of the quick sand they had struck, there was a hur ried conference. "We want that man Crandall for this job," said Foley, wagging- hisgrizzlecl head and banging1 his desk "with a doubled fist. "I know what he did two years ago for Flynn. We've got to have him at any cost. He's the only man in the country to pull us through." Three days later Bob Crandall was speeding east as fast as a flying limit ed could bring him. He went down into the air-locks, had a look at the; treacherous quick sand, shoolt his head, grinned, signed a contract, and promised to have the work done on time. Then he went up town, took a furnished suite in an apartment house and groaned. If there was orxe thing Bob Cran dall hated it was the city. . He liked big, open spaces, where a man could breathe and think and dream. The city, always oppressed him. His days he spent at the...
PRODUCE [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
PROT>T7&lt;ni5Ti Barrow Bros." reportCheese: • Prime mellow matured, 8d to 9d; semi«-matured, G^d to 7d.; prime new, 5%d to 6d; prime loaf, 51/id to 5%d. Butte'r: Factory, ll%d; pi'ime to choice, lid to llMd; medium to good, 9%d to lO^d; prime separator, 9d to. 9%d; medium to good and storekeepers', 8d to S^d. Eggs: Orindary, storekeepers', 8%d; special, 9d to 9%d; small private lots to lOd; and new laid to lO^d: duck eggs, 9d to 9%d. Poultry: Gobblers, 20/ to 30/ per pair; liens ad poults, 8/ to, 18/6; roosters", 5/ to 7/6: old hens and mixed lots, ! 2/6 to 4/9; chickens, 4/ to 6/9;, small chie i kens, 1/. to 3/6; ducklings, 5/ to 7/9; small I ducklings, 2/ to 3./6; old ducks, 3/ to 4/8; goslings, 5/ to 7/6; small goslings,. 4/ to 4/9,; old geese, 6/ to 7/. Honey : Clear extracted, : 3d to 3%d; congealed, 2%d to 2%d, Bacons 1 Lightweight-sides, 9^>d to lOd; medium, 8yzd. i to 9d. Hams: Light, 1/1. Beeswax: Clear, 1/3. Lara: Bulk, 6%d; bladder, 7d.. Messrs Robertson an...
THE HUMORIST [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
Lady (at piano): Th-ey say you love good - music, Y outh: Oh, that doesn't matter. Pray, go on. " • Farmer : This is no place to fish. Boy : Don't apologise, mister; it's-better here than going to school. ; ' Employer : How is it you get back so late from your grandmother's funeral? .Office Boy : It is a two innings match, sir. She : Why, you and she used to be the best of friends. I've seen you both in the same hammock. He: I know, but we fell out. Uncle : Now, Tommy, suppose you were living in South Africa, and you wanted to get to (England, what would you do first? Tommy : Pack up. Grandma," said small Tommy, "would you like to have -Some nice chocolate candy?" "Yes, dear." "All -right; . if you buy me some I'll give you half." "I. am hurt more than you," said the father, . "When I punish you, my son," and thereat The boy raised his head, as he sobbingly said, "Well, there's some consolation in that." Bix: They say that too much sleep is harmful. Do you believe it? Dix: That de p...
DOUBLE TRAGEDY FATHER AND CHILD DROWNED [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
DOUBLE TRAGEDY FATHER AND CHILD DROWNED: Mr J. Johnson, an employe of Mr A. J. Baud, cordial manufacturer, and his infant daughter, lost their lives by drowning at Nagambie on- Sunday af ternoon, December 28. Mr Johnson took several of his chil dren for a boating trip on the river, but the youngest of the party, a little girl, climbed or fell out of the boat. . Her father jumped into the water to rescue her, but immediately disappeared. Some boys heard the other children scream, and swam to the rescue. .They, recovered the body of the little girl, but; it Was not till the assistance of the police had been procured that the father's body was found in about" 20ft. of water. An inauest-was^heid and* a verdifct=of accidental death recorded.
HEROIC SON SAVES FATHER PALL OF 80 FEET INTO WELL [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
HEROIC SON: SAVES FATHER PALL. OF 80 FEET INTO WELL Two narrow escapes from death and wonderful heroism on the part of a lad is recorded at Leonard's Farm, Gilgan dra (New South Wales). W. Kitchen, a plumber, and William, his son, aged" 16, were employed erect ing a windmill over a well. They were connecting the piping eight feet below the surface, when the staging on which they were- standing collapsed, precipi tating both to the bottom,t 80 fee below. The two bodies crashed through from sets of staging and fell into five feet of water. The father was unconscious, and the boy, who was injured and bleeding freely, raised his father's head above the surface and propped him with a piece of floating- timber. The boy then climbed on to the broken staging', made a desperate leap for life, and, securing assistance, saved his father. •