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GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 January 1914
GENERAL NEWS. Alexander Shearer, aged 27, com mitted suicide in a street in Carlton by shooting himself with a revolver. An Arab fireman on the French mail steamer Caledonien, which ar rived to-day from Noumea, was found suffering from modified small-pox. The vessel has been quarantined. J. K. Salter, constructor of the Chatham dockyard, has been appoint ed manager at Cockatoo Island dock yard at a salary of £1756 per year. Alexander Barlow and James Pet ers were remanded to January 29 for conspiring to defraud tomato growers In the Echuca district. They alloge that Barlow had an office inI the Western Market, and toured the country buying produce and present ing cards of "J..Peters and Co." The growers afterwards received clheques, which were retuirned. the firm's bank account standing only at 4/1. The amount owing to growers was £200.
HOW LONG WILL COAL LAST? [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 January 1914
HOW LONG WILL COAL LAST? Ten additions have lately been made to the Cambridge manuals pub lished by the Cambridge University Press. Among these is an interest ing account of the world's natural sources of energy, written by Profes sor A. H. Gibson, D.Sc. This little book deals with the coal and oil sup ply, the utilisation of vegetation for power purposes, solar heat, water power, tidal power, and wind power. If a corresponding rate of increase in the consumption of coal is maintained in the future as in the past five years, the world's supply of coal will be ex hausted in 350 years. The supply of oil is more difficult to calculate, but the oil-bearing strata will probably be depleted long before our coalfields. There are, however, immense shale deposits In the United States, and even If coal and oil are exhausted there still remain other sources of energy, such as the radiant heat of the sun, vegetable oils, and timber, and alcohol, water, wind and tides. Professor Gibson maintains...
THE INTERSTATE TARIFF COMMISSION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 January 1914
THE INTERSTATE TARIFF CO31MMISSION. Hector Marshall, a boot manufac turer, of Richmond. told the Inter state Commission that he wanted the old Victorian tariff, which would by 20 per cent. increase the present du ties. His firm dropped importa tion six months ago, but intended to resume it. His firm was asked to sup ply a thousand dozen pairs of boots branded as American made, but they refused.
SEVERANCE DESIRED. ALBERTON TO ROSEDALE SHIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 January 1914
SEVERANCE DESIRED. ALBERTON TO ROSEDALE SHIRE. Some little time ago residents of Willung presented a petition to the Minister of Public Works, asking for severance from the Alberton Shire to the Rosedale Shire. The western boundary takes in half the Gorman dale township, and residents of Gor mandale and higher up the valley ob jected, on the ground that it would endanger an oft-proposed proposal to annex Gorniandale and the area fur ther to the west to the Traralgon Shire It was contended that the dividing line should be at Timnbs 's crossing. The Alberton Shire objected to the sever ance on the ground that the petition ers took in good country and left the poor land. The Minister of Public Works convened a conference of the parties interested, and this took place in Melbourne. Crs. Power and Fahey represented the Alberton Shire, and Mir. W. Chest er and others the Willung petitioners. The proposition was fully explained to the Acting Minister (Mr. Adamson) in the absence of Hr. Hag...
LABOR'S POLICY. DOCTRINE OF SNARL AND SMASH. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 January 1914
LABOR'S POLICY. DOCTRINE OF SNARL AND SMASH. Addressing a meeting of ladle. pre sided over by the mayoress of Essen don (Mrs. Henderson) at the Masonic Hall, Ascotvale, on Tuesday, Mr. Watt said that he had occasion to analyse in the same hall the previous night the problem of socialism, to which the Labor Party was committed. Every elector iwho voted for labor voted for socialism-for universal constructive socialisnm. This meant the abolition of all pride in work; and land, capit al, and all instruments of capital must pass into the hands of the na tion or the State. If the people voted Labor, seat by seat and year by year. they must make for that goal which Labor had painted in such unmistak able colors. Out of this doctrine of unrest arose those conflicts which dls turbed industrial society. Labor preached a doctrine which began with a snarl and ended with a smash. Only that morning he had looked through the Labor programme to see if there was anything which had escaped the micro...
SALE TECHNICAL SCHOOL. Director: J. WEBSTER LAWSON, M.S.A.C. Paris, M.Y.U.A, England, Prize Medallist South Kensington. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 January 1914
SALE TECHNICAL SCHOOL. Director: J. WVEBSTER LAWSON, M.S.A.C. Paris, M.Y.U.A, England, Prize Medallist South Kensington. Splendid opportunities afforded for youthful progress in Arts, Crafts and Sciences. Approved instruction in all branches of Drawing, Freehand, Model, Ornament, Perspective, Architec ture, Design, Building Construction, Engineering Drawing, Manual Train ing, Carlpentry, Metal Work, Wood Carving, Painting in Oils, Water Col or, Crayon: Sketching from Nature, Pictorial Art, Lettering, Signwriting, Modelling in Clay and Metal; all branches of Building Construction ap plicable to Architect, Bricklayer, Car penter. Plasterer, Plumber, Painter, Signwritcr, catered for. New Classes forming for Pottery, Arithmetic and, English. Bookkeeping, H. TW. Holloway, F.B.T. Manual Training and Carpentry, A. F. Woollard. Special Saturday Morning Classes for Juniors and Teachers. Fees-From 2/6 per Term upwards. An up-to-date School for Artist and Apprentice. S. HEBBARD, Registrar.
IMITATION GEMS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
IMITATION iEMS 'The story of a gentlemanl who had copies imade of certain valuable jewel Icry, presented his wife with the copies anld pawned the real articles, was told in the hearing of a dispute over a ne12K lace of 91 pearls \worth .IS00 in the ling's Bench Division yesterday (says tie "'Daily News" of November 23). The case was (lescribed by counsel as one of those unfortunate cases in which the question arose who shotld1 suffer the loss incurred in consequcace of the sudden departure of a gentleman who had obtained jewellery for whic:h he had not paid. The plaintiffs were Messrs -Iancock and Companyl \est l:nd jewellers, and the defendants lMessrs .1. Attllborough, pawnbrokers: Damages were claimed for return of lthe necklace. VlWhen the gentleman, whose name was stated to be Lance Campbllell, got tl.e jewellery. he pawned it. and departed nlmldtly knew where, said Mr Shearmaln, I r.('.. for the plaintiffs. When he de cided to buy the necklace he owed the plaintiffs about £120...
PAVEMENT ARTIST [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
PAVEMIENT ARTIST The influence of MI. I.eon lakst. who designed the costumes and scenery for the R1 ussian ballet and has devised the cIstuiies and color schemes for the new1 r!evue at the London Hippodrome, ;has made itself felt in the case of at least one London pavemtent artist (says Sthe "Daily Mail." .I He exhibits in a lty-street oft Helgravia. and up to the presctnt has alvways worked in black anlld write, Iwitth an ocasional touch of g'ey for backgroi und.. His mnst pIersonal work. "Fish on a Plate." has teen attained through the medium of a bilc.k white and a carbon black. But recently regular passers-by have not iced with surprise vivid spla;lhes of color in tihe centre of his gallery. ini hisiliplona tflags. "'Yns." he explained to an inlquirer: "yus., it 'ad to tie. Everyone's for ibright colors now. I've hilt noticin' it nmeself for some i tinle past. but it \\as a re?"hlar client o' mine. one theat's ready with 'is penny an' thet's an in door arltis n ith a studier 'im...
WOMEN'S PART PLAY THE GAME. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
WOUMEN'S PART PLAY THE GAME. Dr Mary Selharlieb. the Harley street! specialist in women's diseases and co!n sulting gyntecologist to the Royal Free lHospital. discusses in the "Daily M.1til'' I the paper read by Dr Claye Shaw on The Nerv us F:acetor in Woman's Health" at the Institute of Hygienr. I quite agree with Dr Shaw. Mrs Scharlieh said, that it is a great nmis tarke for a \\oman to be so devotad to sports andt outside interests that site Ibcomes llannish. but I think he will tind very few mtarried womten s ho neglect their honmes for this reason or wiro keep up their athletics after mar riage. It is generally the young un unt ried Vwoman who is seekingt new i ottlets for her energy. Dr Shaw says sport 1oa ta no riage Inarket. and that the sporting girl exposes her character, too mucth to the mant. I contend that the man should know tihe girl's character as thorougn ly :as he can before marriage. If sp rtts explose had qualities, then let theml be cured. There is a good deal o...
WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT MILL-HAND POLITICIANS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
WOIIEN IN PARLIAMENT MILL-HAND POLITICIANS. At Bebel House. the new working women's college in Lexhan Gardens, London. a woman who can write M~.P. after her name-a ver' womanly woman, who is married. likes to be well dressed, and takes a keen interest in everything feminine-is staying in order to study English institutions. Mine. Itilja Parssinen is one of the twenty-one women w\ho sit in the Fin nish Parliament, and she is thoroughly convinced that they are in the right place and doing excellent work for their country. She has been through six general elections, and sat in Parliament side by side with men for seven years. As I a Socialist she b)elongs to by far the largest group of women in the House a. group numbering 13 in a total mem bership of two hundred. MARRIED WOMEN M's.P. About one-half of the women in our . Parliament are married. Mine. Parssi non to!d a ''Daily News" interviewer on Novemuber H2. and two have families of small children. One of my fellow menlbers has six l...
IRRIGATION IN GIPPSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
IRRIGATION IN GIPPSLAND. There can be no greater fallacy than is contained in the suggestion that owing to its heavier rainfall Gippsland can dispense with the irri gation ditch. As a matter of fact, in every year it pays the Gippsland farm er to artificially apply water, while in three years out of every live, crops suffer severely because of the want of moisture at a critical stage in their development. In 1911, for instance, there was a prolonged spell of dry wea ther, lasting practically from the be ginning of the year till June. The arid conditions that prevailed were the cause of many crop failures, while the dairy output of even the richest por tions of Gippsland was severely re duced. This year again extremely dry conditions have set in. There has been no rain worth mentioning for the last six weeks, and, if the dry spell continues for long, the outlook for maize and sugar beet growers will be far from encouraging. Yet while thousands of the richest acres of Gippsland are te...
EUROPEAN SITUATION SAVED. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
El '!OPEAN SITUATION SAVED. How ..nglo - German co-operation saved Europe from an otherwise inevit able war (says the Berlin correspon dent of the "Daily News" of Novemeer 2S) is told by the Vienna correspond nt of the "Frankfurter Zeitung" to-night. who relates, aparently on official 'nfor mnation that Russia and France klnew of the Balkan agreements regarding , the Sandjak, and tried to drive Austria Sinto evading the Novibazar, thus creat I inlg a casus belli. N Herr von Kiderlen W'aechter staved off inevitable war by dragging Au .tria and Russia against their will to Lon don, where Anglo-German co-operation saved the situation.
WELL AND STRONG. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
WELL AND STRONG. What a grand thing it i1 for women to feel well and strong! The Ladies' College of Health has brought for ward a home treatment that has re stored thousands to health at a trif ling cost. Those interested can find out all about it if they send two penny stamps to Dept. 46, Ladies' College of Health, 46 Elizabeth-street, Melbourne.
PREVENTIVE DETENTION TIME TO CHANGE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
PREVENTIVE DETENTION TIME TO CHANGE. The Court of Criminal Appeal- (The Lord Chief Justice and Justices Darl ing, Bray, Lush and Atkin)-was re asked (reports the "Daily Mail" of No venller iS) on behalf of the Crown, to make pronoucncement for the guidance of all lesser triblunals as to the meaning of "preventive detentionl" of erlillnals. whichl is ilescrihed ill a rclelnt .cI. of Parlialllent, and to lay down\\ sr'cific ally that there is no rule limiting this nreventive (detention to only live years as the accOlmpaninlent of a sentence on the criminal of three yelars' l:enal servi tude. The couct has recently been quashing orders for preventive detention on the ground thlat tile subjects had not been proved halitutal criminals. One more of these appeals canCe up yesterday. Johnll tCl'ovley, ordel-red at Somlerset Quarter Sessions t hree years' penal servitude ',r bllrgl try and ten years' preventive dctlention afterwards. appealed from til at part of his conviction which de c:lta...
OUR SYDNEY LETTER. Wasted Fruit. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
OUR SYDNEY LETTER. Wasted Fruit. The spectacle of wholesome fruit being sent to the garbage tip contin ues to exercise the mind of the guile less public. The latest explanation of fered is that retailers have to pay such high rents that they cannot af ford to handle cheap goods. Obvious ly, the rent is fixed by the market value of the ''"stand.' To suppose that any shopkeeper can arbitrarily raise his prices because he has a high rent to pay is simply absurd. The public may be very foolish; but it is not so foolish as to pay one shop keeper a higher price than is asked by another, simply because the form er considers it convenient to demand it. Some inducement must always be shown. In most businesses, more over, a big turnover at a small profit is found more advantageous than a smaller turnover at a big profit. High rents are like ''King Charles's head' in Mr Dick's memorials, to some short-sighted people. They try to make them account for everything. Another explanation is that ''t...
CANADIAN GRAIN FARMER IS HE PROSPEROUS? WAYS OF GRAIN SHARKS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
IS HE PROSPEROUS? WAYS OF GRAIN SHARKS. Mr Niels Nielsen, in his report to Sthe New South Wales Government on the elevator system in Amnerica, says: -"All through the United States and Canada wheat is bought in four grades -1, 2, 3, and chicken feed: but No. 3 absolutely disappears in the hand ling of it through the elevators. By the time it is shipped, or sold in the Eastern States, the elevator owners, I and grain sharks, have manipulated it in such a way as to 'ring in' practi cally the whole of the No. 3 grade wheat into Nos. 2 and 1 in certain pro portions, and this manipulation of the grain results in the enormous profits that accrue to the elevator owners and grain speculators at the expense of the farmers." It was because of this that it was strongly recommen ded to keep the proposed N.S.\W. teIr mninal elevators ill Governlment hands (says a Sydney apcr'). In a recent number of the Canadian "Grain Growers' Guide'' an article ap peared, entitled "\\'hy Wheat is Cheaper," by ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 23 January 1914
NOTICES. Special Trains from Melbourne, Mirboo North and Bairnsdale. ROSEDALE RACING CLUB. ANNUAL MEETING. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1914. Officials: Patrons-Hon E. J. Crooke, M.L.C., Mr Jas. Bennett, M.H.R.. Crs A. G. Futcher. J. Widdis, G. M. Davis, Messsrs. J. W. Bowman, Thee. B. Little, Langlands. PresidentlMr T. A. Umphelby. Vice presidents-Messsrs A. W. .Bow man, H.. R. Anderson, J. L. Bow man. mJudge--Mr T. A. Umphelby. Starter--Mr J. Cairns. Treasurer--Mr C. F. Kleine. Clerk of Scales-Mr F. H. Ingle. Clerk of Course--Mr S. Rintoull. Measurer of ponies-Mr A. Murren. .Handicapper-Mr A. H. Cox. Timekeeper-DMr T. Linton. Secretary--Mr A. Allen. Stewards-=-Messrs H. Shell. T. A. An derson, A. ?.. Bowman, H. R. ,An derson, J. Widdis, A. Murren, F. M' Innes. Programme: HANDICAP HURDLE RACE, of 40 -ovs. 7 sovs. out of stake to go to second. horse, and 3 vovs. to third horseo.- .Abput. but not less than, I two miles. :Entry 10/, acceptance £1. The -winner of any jumping race after decla...