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More and the Maniac. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
More and the Maniac. . f Tn front of his Chelsea House Sir Thomas More hnd a garden and gatehouse, and as there was a plea sant view from the summit of the gatehouse, he used frequently to sit there, accompanied only by his dog. Here it was that he was found one afternoon by a wandering maniac, who crept upstairs and found the feeble old man dozing. "Leap, Tom, leap," be cried, and at the same time tried to throw him over the battlements. More hnd not physical strength enough to resist, but he had the wit to ' say, "Let us first throw this little dog over." The man immediately threw down the dog. I "Pretty sport," said the Lord j Chancellor. "Now, go down and i bring him up ; then try again." I While the madman went down I lor the dog. More mude fast the \ door behind him, and so managed ' to hold the fort until deliverance cuniQ. ! - j A setdy-looking man applied to ; the late- Mr. d'Oyly Carte, in the days of his management at the Sa voy, Tor a job. Mr. Carte was just then trying ...
Hiawatha Dead. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
Hiawatha Dead. Iliawatha the Inst hereditary chief of the Iroquois Indians, is dead, He had presided for many years over the remnant of the tribe which set tled in Ontario. Though the Iro quois are greatly scattered and number fewer than l2,000 in nil, those on the Canadiun reservation arc regarded ns the head tribe, and the chief, IlaiwathaV was looked up to ns the chieftain of all the Iro quois. _ 11 is successor will have to be elect ed by the tribe, .because his only son, Prince liararus, is not a can didate for the leadership, since he, liKo innn.v other Iroquois Indians, hud adapted himself to modern clvl lisution, and-nt present he is study ing for the Methodist ministry. It was the cust om 'op. the Iroquois to mime lliu cHef's eldest son Tlia wuthn, which menus a person of miraculous birth : but the late chief's son wos . baptised .La/nrus. While most of the Iroquois arc farmers, nnd innny of them have now attained to considerable dis tinction in other pursuits, and their re...
The Express, PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY FRIDAY, FES. 27, 1914. News and Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
(fejjress, rUIST/ISHUI) KVF.RY FKTDA'S FRIDAY, FEH. 27, 1914. News and Notes. The firo-bell rang on Friday after noon last to summon assistance to beat back a bush fire that was drawing near the town. The fire had been burning in the mallee to the north west of the town since the previous Sunday, being again of the "mysterious ori"in" order. It was Drat noticed on Sunday morning, 15th inst, and ap peared to be five or six miles away. It passed close to the properties of Messrs J Bourke and 11 Steed, and worked from there in a southerly direction On Thursday night its progress gave cause for alarm to these gentlemen, and they fought it ofi their respective properties, not regarding them as out of danger until a late hour. It) crept steadily westward on Friday, until' it reachcd within H miles of the town, when the alarm was given. A body of firefighters was qnickly organised, and concentrated west) of Burgos slau"hteryiirds. Fortunately there was" little wind,' so that danger was I o...
Speed of the Wind. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
Speed of the Wind. Up to tho present the greatest speed of the wind hos never been moasured, for the simple reason that no instrument has yot been in vented capable of doing so. In 1878 «n anemometer on Ml. Washington registered 18t> miles an hour, which i.s the highest velocity on record, and last Xowmber a ttobinson anemometer was blown awav, in .Jamaica, when registering 11*0 miles per hour. A tornado, however, blows far harder than that. At various times attempts have been made . to esti mate the velocity 01 wind in n tor nado by observing its effects. For instance, in 1875 ft board of pine wood was blown against, and right through, a telegraph-pole ; whilst during the same storm another plank was driven three inches into tho trunk of a tree. It was calculated that such ef fects could only have been pro duced by a force little less than that of a cannon-ball-that Is to say, the wind must haver been tra velling at the rato of between six and eight hundred, miles an hour J
Federal Issues. SELECTION OF SENATE CANDIDATES. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
Federal Issues. SELECTION OF SENATE CANDIDATES. After ninny conferences, the People's pftrty, the People's Liberal Party find the Australian "Women's National League, have agreed to unite in the pre election of candidates to contest The six Victorian seats in the Senate, should there he a double dissolution. Every member of tiny one of 'he leagues who is financial n month before the' ballot may vote. -Nominations will bo received by enroll of the leagues S and will be forwarded to a central I body which is to arrange for the ballot. I Probably, the preferential vote.will rbe: adopted, and the prc-clcction-will be a little later than the 23rd of March, the Inst day on which the nominations will JvA-rf'O* ? - The concerted action of tue three leagues is ft lone step towards the solidarity of the Liberal Party, with out which victory cannot be won. Whilst Labor has a cist iron organi sation under which it is impossible for two L'iborites to oppose each other at the polls, it is not eno...
MALTA BECOMES BRITISH POSSESSION. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
MALTA BBCOMES BRITISH POS SESSION. ' On I'ridny, fleplember 1800, Malta, the largest of n little group of Mediterranean islands, was sur rendered to the Hritish! under t«en 1 era I Sir Henry l'igot, in conse quence of Xnpoleon Honapnrle hav ing taken it. when storting to in vade Hgypt as a way for obtain ing nn Kastern empire. It has been since the home 01 the knights called Hospitallers of .St.. John of Jerusalem-so named because their object, was to provide security and shelter against the Mnhommoriaii Turks for Chris tians who went on pilgrimage to the Holy Land ; but they had been for ced to .seek safety by fleeing from It themselves. The Treaty of Amiens, iu IS02, provided for the restora tion to this holy order of this island ; but against this its native inhabitants strongly protested, be ing sure that (he Trench u'otild then try to get control over it. Kng land therefore renewed war against. France rather than glvo up Malta, and the Treaty of Faris, in IP] 1, to the great Jo...
A Boort Sensation. MURDER AND SUICIDE. LEADING RESIDENT KILLED. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
A Boort Sensation. MURDER AND SUICIDE. LEADING RESIDENT KILLED. A double tragfdy wns enacted at. Hooit on Tuesday. Mr Oswald Colitis, son of Mr Unhurt Colitis, the well known grazier of Long View Station, whs shot I))' tlin cool; (nnmid George Appleby) with n single-barrelled sun. The murderer Kub.srqatint )y commit ted suicide liy swallowing lysol. Tim cook during tlic> day to'd Mr Coutte that he wns iroitig lo take n trip to Melbourne by the excursion. Mi Cnults replied Hint he would (Induct tho week's wages if he did not give the u»unl notice. Mr Ooutts went, into liooit, and when lie returned wiih his groom the cook remarked thut he would shoot him. Mr Ooutts did not tnke the nmtter seriously, but on alighting from the buggy, ho noticed the cook pick up a gun. Air Oouttb said, " Don't be foolish," but on seeing the man WBB in earnest, he endeavored to escape, find was shot at n distance of nbout three yards under the left shoulder. Tho groom ran to his master's side, and tho ...
AN HISTORIC CANNON BALL. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
AN HISTORIC CANNON" BALL. The discovery, at a. village near King's Lynn, of a camion ball re puled lo be a relic of the Parlia mentary Wars recalls the fact that in Lynn itself there is still carefully preserved a missile of like interest. Almost within the shadow of St. Margaret's Church is an old en trance gateway, leading to what is known as "Hampton Court," and suspended from the roof of this passage, by a piece of hoop iron, is nn ancient cannon ball. The shot itself is said to be the identical one fired by Cromwell's soldiers . from West Lynn into St. . Margaret's Church on Sunday, Sep tember V,t 1G13, during a siege which lusted nearly three weeks, when the King's Lynn garrison of about r>,000 men had to capitulate and pay a fine of over JUfl.OOU to obviate the distress of being plun dered. The missile referred to was fired during Divine service, when, accord ing to an old chronicler, "it did no further harm than to shatter a pil lar into a thousand pieces, and frjjfhtan t...
Church Cricket Association. METHODIST v COMBINED. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
Church Cricket Association. METHODIST v COMBINED. Another ono was added on Wednes day to the long list of drawn games played in this association. The match was the seconds lust inr.the season's fixtures,.and cieated a fair . amount of interest.- Methodists wore pent iti to bat first, and ..by vigorous- cricket knocked up 1C7 runs in an hour and. "30 minutes, They lost four wickets in getting this score (J Craig &lt;0, II Stafford 52 and G Holmefe 15). They then declared. - Combined lost the first two - wickets for seven runs, and then Q Holmes, v. ho finished with 38 not out, and W Crisp added 51 for the third wicket. At the cull of time )!vp wickets wpie down for 7o. Ciisp played a useful innings of 13. Scores : .MKTHOD1STS. G lTolmeB, b Dwyer ... ... 15 J Craig, b Crisp ... ... 70 E McHush, c Hall, b Morecroft... G H Stafiord, b Ball ... ... 52 J Tippett, not out ... ... 3 L Craig, not out ... ... .7 Sundries ... ... 14 Total fot 8 wkts ... 1G7 (Tunings closed.) Bowliug-Dw...
FIRST FEMALE PEER. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
FIRST KKMALK PUKIS. Great peerages have fallen to ladies in the natural course of events, but the first peeress by crea tion was Anno Itolcyn. On Sep tember 1, 3 532, Henry VIII., by Jtoyal patent, created Anne lio leyn first Marchioness of 1'eiiibrokc. Thus he identified her with his owji family, as tlie last title of Pem broke had been borne was by his unrle Jasper Tudoc. She was duly invested with a mantle and gold coronet, and Henry added ft grant of per annum to herself and her heirs out of the Crown rents of the county of Pembroke, to be paid by the Sheriff. The grant gave her precedence over all the other marchionesses of Eng land, of whom there were at that time tu'o closely allied to the Jtoyal Family-namely, the Mar chioness of Dorset (the King's own niece) and the Marchioness of K.tc ter, whose husband was the son of the King's aunt, the Princess Katharine Plantagenet.
Wedderburn State School. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
Wedderburn State Sohool. Tho rciiring State school committee hold a meeting limb week, when tho houil teacher (Mr Jenkin) reported that at I In' recent examination eight) merit tickets xvern secured, mid two candidates are pending in one suhjeob, In the Bchotui«hip examination two candidates were placed on tho mori' torious list. A Kcl)f>liiiehip"in Ilia Geelnng Naval Collepe was won by Lindsay Roys! on, who wn8 placed lliiid in a list of over 200 candidates fnim all parts of (lie State, Three children secured qualifying certificates, and two pupils from the school have yoiifi to tho Heiidigo High School, The report was considered very satisfactory hy the coimniltce. The head teacher also reported the gift to the school hy Mr W Ross of a moveable hive frame complete, and of « hive of hoes from Mr F liniua. The hivo is now located in the school grounds. The district inspector, Mr I'horn, tnkes a keen interest in bBe culture, and intends exhibiting a sample of the honey (already ex...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
SIMPLY WONDHHFUL. . &lt;. My little girl Zeld.i sufleied so coil ti"n uisly ivitli crimp tlmt I liogui to . tli.iik she wuulil never yet bettor," ... 'cs Ml' CJiniiittoll, Hi'J Adelaide Timid, .. .:>.I«"owi). N V.. '. Sooin" Clmmliei'lniii's i Remedy iidvcrll»e I 1 ilimiitht I w.iitld try it iind ouM siv -i elmnue in her n .aisht" awny. It it amply wimdeiful I...V quickly (.'iL.ui.leiliiiii'* (.'nnijh Jlemcdy relieved the child " 5nW by Leek ana Cni«, Me-vli xnts, W ,'riilerbum. GOT VERY WEAK. " My boy Jack was very bad with Diarrhoea," writes Mrs M Lee, Forbes, U S W. " For quito a fortnight he was ill and got very weak. My husband bought a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy and to our sur prise one dose completely relieved him." Obtainable from Leek and Oraic, Mer chant], Woddorburn. Wedderburn Races. Annual Meeting. WEDNESDAY, March 25 President, Dr Hinder; vice-presidents, R Barclay and J Ball; judge, J K Qray> patrons, Hon TIiob Langdon, . O T Will...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
" "WKDflEPBTTTCN OOACH FA.OTOB ' " HJGBJ3TBKET, "WEDDERBUR'N A. WILSON, Goach Builder. General Black] i Smith, Wheelwright AND UNDERTAKER Tonorol* tinrformod In Town or Country on Shortest Notice. Ooffina on hand for any Emergency, alio Flrst-clas Hearses and Plumes. -The trade snpplied with Coffin Fitttnra of all quality. i Farm WaggonB.^Drays, Spring Carts "7actrons, and BuggioB of evory de»cris on ,m»de on the promises and alway ,, stock. '??" ordrrs carefully attended to with proiuptneFf arrt despatch. VTCBIT* >W" ^rjUUNTFItr. ~PTj. NGONAN, Cpnunerdnl Hotel, JHIGH STREET, ""WEDDEKBURN. Having taken over New and Com modious Premises lately occupied by -Mr Bookham, bogs to announce .bhab the Hotel contains all the latest improvements in workmanship, and ? ranks as one of the best appointed country houses in Victoria. The Building has been handsomely furnished throughout, al'^ the rooms seing large'Jand well ventilated, thus affording UNSURPASSED AOOOMMODA TION FOR BOARDERS. The...
WEDDERBURN STOCK SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
WEDDEH BURN STOCK SALE. Spencor. Tains and Co. icport We conducted our monthly stock s.»lo at Morecroft's yards, Wedderburn, on Wed nesday last, when, despite the severity of the weather, over 2000 sheep ennio for ward. The quality and breeding ill almost every case WHS of a high Btaiuiard and comprised mostly pwob in lninb with a few pens of weaners and wethers. The attendance was very fair and in cluded both local and outside buyers, who were keen 011 buying classy lines, and bidding throughout the day was good, and with a very odd exception a clearance was eSocted. We sold 4 tooth orosabred ewes ISs 6d, fat 17s, 2 tooth comeback ewes 15s 9d, 6 and S tooth comeback and crossbred ewes, showing well in lamb, l(!s 4d ; 0 and 8 tooth merino ditto 14s, 4 tooth merino wethers 14i 4d, weaners (comeback), only a fair »lzo, 10a lOd ; small young wcanevs. low condition, 8s Gd.
COMMERCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
COMMERCIAL. The .Australian Mercantile, Land and Khanco Company Limited loprvt under rlilo of Fehrinry liHi :-Sheepskins Small catamites wiut* submitted to » lur^a attendance »f hovers. Keen coin Moiition wns shown «»n all fine x and i.iorino ptd s, which advanced -|«1 wliilst . .ihdr clii.HM'.s are ut.changed. Hides Average supplies wore ottered at this »»iiek'a stuciioiiH. Competition was keen on .all good conditioned kips and light weights, which advanced £d on last u oak's prices, other lines being linn and unchanged. Tallnw~i Jood catalogues wore again mibmitted at auction 011 Wed nesday, the bidding being chiefly confined in local tmycis. The market showed no hit oration fnu\i last week's values.
CURIOSITIES OF SIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
CURIOSITIES OF SIGHT. Xt Is a fact not generally perceived by the majority of persons that It wt run our eyes along the side of a room, or along the horizon, the eyeballs do not follow the movement of the head with a smooth, uniform motion, but keep In time by means of a series o! quick, Bhort, almost lmperceptlbh Jerks. At first one may not think this i; so, but, says the "New York Tribune,' careful experiment will prove that i Is If the eyes are fixed 011 a movln object, then the motion of the eyeball; In following the object is uniform, but when It Is the head that moves, while the objects looked at remain fixed, the eyeballs perform In the inai: ier just described. It Is not neceswiri in order to observe this phenomenei that visible objects should lie befnr, the eyes. Lot the eyes be shut, tl>&lt; fingers pressed lightly on the clofn lids, and the head then.turned fro:, side to side. The little jerks will which the eyeballs follow the motion of the head will be distin...
A DAY OF CARNAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
A DAY OF CARN'AGE. When the light of dawn stole quiet ly over the Sudanese desert on tlio morning of September L\ it revealed the spectacle of war brood ing amid the pence and solitude of Nature. It was the last day of MaVidism, for the Khalifa, with liis dusky hordes, had at last been "run to earth" in Omdurman, and . Kitchener, with his army, had re solved that this day Mahdism should be swept finally oft the face of the earth. Soon after dawn a long, fluttering line of white appeared on the hori zon. It was the enemy advancing quickly over the yellow sands. With a voice of thunder the British guns spoke. It was a tornado of death. But as the fanatics were mowed down by the Maxims, the lines were reformed. it was not a battle : it was an execution. The lust of Mood, however, was on the Der vishes, and it meant victory or I'aradiso now for them. With« rush after rush the Khalifa's warriors came on over the dead bodies of th^ir comrades, only to be mown down in turn. Never did men f...
NEATLY-DRESSED WOMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
NEATLY-DRESSED WOMEN. There is an exquisite charm about a neatly-dressed woman. She does not v.ear her hair loose, as if It is just about to fall on her shoulders. Her gloves are not ripped at the seams, nor are any buttons missing from her boots. Uer veil does not reveal a hole over her chin, nor does the binding of her skirt show ragged in places. Not many -women show the!! tidlnesB in thess details, but the well-groomed wo man considers that neglect In those little tilings is full of sliame to woman 'kind. Note the well-dressed tailor built woman. Her cloth gown fltB her without a crease, and there is neither speck nor spot on it. Her linen collai nnd cuffs are snowy white, and re main properly fixed in their places. Her gloves do not wrinkle, but button smoothly over her wrists, her shoes are dainty and polished. Her bonnet or hat I* pinned on straight, and her . hair is neatness itself. His aunt was rich and elderly. She -! . pectedlv while he was iji.i. .. .i'e was trying to e...
PEN PICTURES Of THE PAST. POIGNANT POLAR TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
PEN PICTURES Of THE PAST. rOKJNANT POLAR TRAGRDY. The lute of the Gordon- llonnctt Kxpedit i&lt;>n (if 1S7P is ono of tho * must poignant of Polar tragedies. The Jcnnneltc loft .San Kraricisco in .lul.v, 1870, and until September U newis was regularly received. Then rame silence. A whole year passed, and .still the relatives of the absent view watched and waited in vain. It was on September 0, .1870, that the doomed vessel was definite ly imprisoned by the iee. With a stout ship, provisioned and equip ped to pass an Arctic: winter, the crew felt little anxiety. Hut when the long Polar night. of three 'months had passed, the summer of: ISSO en me, the unrelenting floe still held their fiitfe hark in its icy grip. At last hope told the nattering tale of release ; but at the very mo ment when the ire-field broke up and gave tin* prisoners their long wished-for liberty, huge icebergs crushed the 1 it t In vessel in their iron grip. Two hours after she was sit the bottom of th...
A TALE OF BARNUM'S MENAGERIE. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 27 February 1914
TALE OF BARNUM'# MENAGERIE. An American paper prints an amtt Blng tale, which the reader may. re celvo with as many ounces of salt at he thinks necessary. It Is connected with the wreck of a circus train lu a rather wild Southorn State. Many ol tlio cages ot tlio menagerie wore bro ken, ltvkppcara, and their occupants had full opportunity to escape to the adjacent woods and fields. While nil hands wore awaiting the arrival of the wrecking train, an old negro, with a business look about htm, approached the circus manager. "Mlstali," he said, "do I git anythin' If I cotch de giraffe wot got away last night?" "No giraffe got away," was tho re ply. "Wal, I cotched somethln' ober on my place dat must ha' got away from somebody. My ole woman done say it's a giraffe, but mebbe It's an ele phant." "Our elephants are all here, but one of the camels 1B gone." "Mebbe it's a camel. I nebber seed no camel. He ain't no wings nor nuffln'." "Does It look like a horse or a cow?" "No, sah. My boy Hen...