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HOUSE OF BEDFORD BURKE'S COMMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
HOUSE .OF BEDFORD IUIIRKE'S COMMENT. The big sale of the Duke of Bed ford's property (Covent Garden) recalls a statement of Burke as to how the earlier Russells got their vast landed possessions. "The Duke of Bedford," lie said, "is the leviathan of all creatures of the Crown. , . The grants to the House of Bedford were so enormous as not only to outrage ecconony but to stagger credulity," At one time the Duke of Bledford was set douwn as holding 86,421. acres ill eight counties. A great deal of his pIrolperty has bIeen sold of late years. Sir John Macdonnell, in his work on the lanld question, has some sOverl strictures concerning the Duke of Bed ford's gates, now, of course, done away with, "which are closed at early, odd, alnd ilconvenienlt hours, and which in dicate the seigneurial rights to treat some of the populous districts of Lon don is if they were private gardens." mni otto of the Russells Is the fatalist t.lie sara, sara"-What will he, '?IESENT DUKIE. (i l linl4 of Bedfo...
SMOKING IN BUNKS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
SMOKINGi IN BUNKS When 'the Board of Trade inquiry in to the burning of the emigrant ship Volturno was resumed yesterday (says the "Daily 'Mail" of December 6), a steerage steward who was known in the Volturno as "Samson" - "because I vos so leedle," he explained to the court - narrated in voluble broken English how the "bright, bright flames" rushed out of No. 1 hold. Mr Raeburn (for the Board of Trade): Did you see passengers falling overboard ?-Yes. Where was that?-On the after-deck. A Frenchman took his daughter, I think it was, and throw her into the water. Then he throw his wife and jumped with her without any warning. HIe was crazy. iHe was a cabin pass enger. All the emigrants were properly pro vided with lifebelts, though the wit ness had noticed during the voyage that whenever the people wanted a piece of string they cut the strings off the belts. Counsel: How did you get the life belts on the chlldren?-Some small children we put them twice round. In other cases we cut the...
A SUFFRAGETTE "MARTYR" VAIN SEARCH FOR THE "CORPSE." [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
A SUIFFRAG(ETTE "MARTYR" VAIN SEARCH FOR THE "CORPSE." A pathetic narrative of the sad death of a young "Suffragist martyr," Wil liam Edward Bethell, aged 19, of Brock Icy, S.E., who, it is alleged, died follow ing on Injuries sustained while being forcibly ejected from a meeting ad dressed by Dr. Mlacnamara, Parlia mentary Secretary to the Adgilralty, at the North Camlberwell Radical Club ( a November 11, has been told in MIr and iMrs P'ethiek Lawrence's journal, "Votes for Womlen." Subscriptions are being asked for in order to raise a worthy menmorial to pllace on Ills tomb. Unfortunately ia great difllculty has alrisen (says "The Daily Mail"). Do spite the wide publicity which has been given to the case the most exhaustive inqluirhs have failed to discover whore \\illiam Edward lethoell died, who saw him die, who certitled the death, or where he was buried. Bethell's father, llmoreoverl', is firl'lly convinced that his s1on is alive and well and is with his wife alnd two children...
VOLTURNO'S PROFITS MEN DIED DOING THEIR DUTY [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
VOLTURNO'S PROFITS MtIN DIED DOING THEIR DUTY Mr Aspinall, K.C,, for the owners, charterers, and officers of the emigrant ship Volturno, which was burned in mid-Atlantic on October 9 with'a loss of 133 lives, told the Board. of Trade in quiry into the disaster, yesterday (says "The Daily Mall" of December 12) that In three years between £8000 and £10,000 were spent on the upkeep of the vessel, which in that time earned a prollt of about £30,000. Counsel cited a letter from the secore tary of the Jewish Women's Associa tion as evidence that although they had lost husband; children, and he longings, women emigrants were satis fled with the behavior of the crew. Small blame might be attached to the stokers who rushed on deck at the first alarm of fire, but they immediately re turned and stuck pluckily to their work, though they knew that if the ship went down they would be burnt in the comfin of their stoke-hole. A more remarkable act of bravery than Second-Oilcoor Lloyd's trip to the ...
NEW SHAW PLAY AUTHOR'S METHODS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
NEW SHAW PLAY AUTHOR'S METIIODS. It is a \oery little one, this now play of air Shaw's. It lasts only a trifle molll than' an hour, and that is more lhaln long enough (says the "Daily Telegraph"). It never atteomts to be anything more Inlmportant than roaring farce, It never succeeds in being eomark ably funny. Not for the first time you will envy the case with which Mr Shaw s amutised by his own wit, lie crams together good jokes and had, ntventiions really comical and the most tld iotts hia alities. At any mioient he may wanider off Irom it haptpy thought into the dullest trlling. To the fortunate author it is doubtless all equally funny, but you long to sinlmil him to at drastic sub editor. The idea for' this farce was quite a lucky hind, Imagine a respectable lE'nglishman, just the kind of Eng lishmlan at whom the comic papers have Ileell tlaughling for years, thrust inlto the presenlce of the Empress ('atherine, that lady of Innumerable lovers. There ought to be plenty of fun I...
WOMEN SETTLERS ALLEGED SCARCITY [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
WOMEN SETTLERS ALL UG S I t') H.\H CI'T'Y Consitlerabll e surprise has boon createdl almonig Australasian and other Colonial ofllcials in London by the statement of Sir it. Rider Ilaggard, at Sunderlanld I-louse, that in Eng hand uthete is no sourplus of nmarriago atlo ilomenf and the surprise mnay be sllid to be of a painful character, by reason of his further assertion that ho Was spealcking with the authority of the Donminionus Royal Commission, which has recently inquired into tile subject (says the "Westminster Gazeotto"), At the ollices of the High Conm missioner of thoe Australian Common wealth genuine astonishmont was ox ipressed "We take tihe view," said an ollcial lwho ltas spent imany yeatrs In orga ilsing the efforts of Australians to securle an adetlcateo .supply of female settlers, "'that thle diliculty is moroly an extension of the homeo trouble. Young women and girls, whom we. en courrage to go out to Australin as domestic servants, alre hard to find he cause they ar...
RURAL HOUSING OFFER BY MR. JOHN BURNS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
RURAL HOUSING OFFER 13Y MR, JOHN BURNS Mr. John Burns, the President of the Local Government Board, makes ai most important anlnouncement with regard to rural housing in the follow lug letter to Mr. llobhouse, in answer to a question raised by the latter (says "The Daily News"): Dear AMr. IIobhouse, - You will think that I have been a long time in answering your letter, but I was anxious to be in a positlon to make a definite announllement on a point of great imlportance to rural district councils which I was considering when your letter arrlived. This an nouncement I alt unly now ini a posi tion to make. You ask in your letter whether the Local Goverlment Board intend to pIush on housing schemes by rural district councils, notwithstanding the recent Ipronouncemlent by the Chan cellor of the Exchequer on the Ihous ing question, My answer is that the problem of pIroviding houses in rural districts is, i in many cases, anl urgellt one, and it is obvious tihat in such cases local autho...
MAN WANTED WIRELESS HUNT [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
MAN WANTED WIRELESS HUNT A police net of extraordinary dimen sions and complexity has been spread in the attempt to capture George Sum nor, the young man "wanted" in con nection with the murder of the Liver pool bIusiness woman, lMiss Bradford. No such world-wide quest for a sus pect has eeon made since the hunt for Dr, Crippen, who was found on the high seas by the aid of wireless telegraphy and subsequently hanged for the murder of his wife, A description of Sumneor has been read out to the oficers and men of every police force In the country. This means that considerably more than 100,000 oflicers are specially on the look-out, In addition the detective forces have been furnished with cop ies of the man's photogralph. Speclal officers have been detailed to inquire at hotels, lodging-houses, hos pitals, workhouses, infirmaries, and mortuaries. Officers at seallorts are keeping ia special watch on all out going passengers, wireless messageos roquesting search for stowaways have boo...
SMALL EXCHANGES TELEPHONE HUMOR [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
SMALL EXCUANGiES TEUEPHONE HUM. OI) \VIhat is the smallest telephone cx change in the world? A member of "The Daily Mail"' staff, turning over the pages of the telephone directory came across the Castlebellingham area, which contains but three subscribers, However, it is a fine, big, fat, lusty Iname, and evidently impressed the Post Office, for the entry in the directory begins like this: "Castlebellinghltamt area, including Castlehellingham. Public Call Offlice: Castlebellingham." A brave effort to give the entry futr ther scenic importance is made by at lengthy direction aw 'to what one must do in the event of faults and service dilicultis, but the melancholy fact re mains that a brewery, some corn met' chants, and Mrs Woolsey-Butler share Castlchellinghanm exchange between them. We rang up Castlehellingham. "Trunks" operator first wondered if we waneted Blalham. We said, "No," and Insisted politely on Castlebellingham, explaining that It waa In Ireland, near Dundalk. Travelling ...
LABOR AND LARKIN MR HAVELOCK WILSON'S VIEWS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
LABOR AND LARKIN MR HAVELOCK. WILSON'. VIEWS Janme Larkin, the Dublin strike lead er, has aroused active opposition from some English trade union leaders by his "fiery cross" tour in this country (says "Lloyd's Weekly, November 30), Notable protests have been made by .Mr J. Havelock Wilson, president of the Sailors' and Firemen's Union, and Mlr J. H. Thomas, M,P., of the National Union of lailwaymen. Mir Trosam, in a speech at Newton Abbot on Sunday, said Larkin's mani festo was as ill-timed as it was unfair, as unfortunate as it was mischievous. If railway companies broke agreements the moi would be justified in doing everything they could to deal with the situation so created, but, while they in sisted on the companies observing agreements, the men must adhere to the same code of honor, So far as the sympathetic strike was concerned, when once the National Union of Railwaymen gave counten ance to that policy assuredly theoond of their society had begun. ir Havelock Wilson, in his ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
J. S. BARTLETT has opened ai FLORIST'S SHOP Opposite Methodist Church, HIGII STREET, NO'ITHCOTE, And is prepared to supply all kinds of Plants and Cut lowers, Floral Orders for Weddings, At Homes, &c., supplied on shortest notice at lowest rates, l'IHE Family of the late Mr. GEORGE A. GlasoN desire to sincerely thank their many friends for kind expressions of sympathy, letters, visits, &c., re ceived during their recent sad bereave ment; especially thanking Rev. Fathers Collins, Willis, Good Samaritan Sisters, Dr. Morton, and Sister McCirthy. Mitchell St., Northcote, The... Business Man Appreciates Our prompt tailoring ser vice as much as the dis tinctive individuality of every suit we turn out, and our extremely low charges. Our Suits are modelled on the latest London style. Our windows show the latest Summer Suit ings. For Well-Tailored Clothes come to us. TREVENA & SON, TIlE RELIABLE GENTS' TAILORS 266 Smith Street, Collingwood Phone, Central 5.110, Stott ...
OPPOSITION. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
OPPOSITION. 'IlThe creason discouragement lIs so hard tor a younig man Is )because he has not a wido experience of life. Older men know that oppbsllion, and even failuire, do not end hope. 'T'hey know that "a certaina amount of op posilion is a great help to the maIn kites rise against and not with the wind."
PROPOSED ST. GEORGE'S RD. PRESTON TRAM. ANOTHER INDIGNATION MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
PROPOSED ST. GEORGE'S HRD. PRESTON TRAM. ANOTHER INDIGNATION MEET ING, A second indignation meeting of west ward ratepayers was held, under the auspices of the ,Northern Tramway Extension League, in the Methodist sehoolrodm, St. Geoirge's road, on Thursday evening. The room was crowded, the audience including several ladies. Mr. H. R. Smith, who presided, said that when they elected a representative they looked to him to carry out at least some of their ideas; and they, as west vard ratepayers, looked upon this tram wRay as TuE thing for the people; in fact as a dire necessityv. Mr. W. H. Smith, the league secre tary, said that on the morning following the last indignation meeting he tele phoned to Cr. Tharratt telling him that a deputation was to wait on him. Cr. Tharratt asked "Who are the deputa tian "? and when he (Mr. Smith) men tioned the names, Cr. Tharratt objected to see several of them. He (Mr. Smith) then thought it best to write to Cr. Tharratt convoying the resolution a...
ARE YOU IN A RUT? [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
ARE YOU IN A RUT? Soniu of us flnd ourselves settled in a rut. We have made it for our solves, anid contiti iici n i, with cir ielistalcee as it co-worker Blut we lind, after frequenlt effort, that we cannlot climb out, Finally, we lose all ambition to do so, notwithstand. lag that we know the change Is a most needful one, and that we should bh one agaiin upon ilte level there to have a broader view, a clearer visiol, room to act, antld renewed ambitlon. So let us not get into ruts,
CR. BASTINGS AND THE TRAMWAY LEAGUE. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
CR, BASTINGS AND THE TRAM. WAY LEAGUE, To the Editor. Sir,-Would you do me the favor of publishing the following letters which passed between the secretary of the League and myself on the above question, It is not my intention to make any comment or to enter into a controversy, as I prefer to let my actions in the council speak for themselves. - Northcote, 2/2/14., Cr. H. Bastings. Dear Sir,--At an indignation meeting of central ward ratepayers held in the town hall, Northcote, last Thursday evening a deputation was appointed to wait on you. Would you kindly let me know when and where it would be con venient for you to meet the deputation. -Yours faithfully, W. H, SMITIH. Ballarat, 5th February. W. H. Smith, Esq. Dear Sir,-I am in receipt of yours of 2nd inst., referring to an indignation meeting ofcentral ward ratepayers, and stating that a deputation was appointed to wait on me, You do not state the object of the deputation. However, it will give me much pleasure to receive same a...
WOMAN'S STRENGTH. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
WOMAN'S STRENGTH. VWoman a gains nothing by striving to become more like main. 11cr crowning beauty is to be truly wo* manly. It is that in her which men love above all else. To be a man is to be a grand, a noble thing, but to be a woman is to be God's best gift to lnai, without whonm is strength is useless and his wisdomi a failure, Some calves can be safely put on clear separator milk when a week old, and others cannot before they are a month old,
VALUE OF ADVERTISING. £3000 OF BUSINESS IN SIX DAYS IN HALF-CROWNS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
VALUE OF ADVERTISING. £3000 OF BUSINESS IN SIX DAYS IN HALF-CROWNS. Over 18,000 letters were received in response to the Ceylon Silk Company's advertisment to supply 10 yards of silk for 2/6. Some of the letters contained two or three half-crown postal notes. The total value of the notes.was £3000. The first publication of the advertisment appeared on Christmas day, Liddle was arrested on New Year's day, and the fraud was exposed on the 2nd January, so that within the short space of six days £3000 of business was secured as the result of advertisiig in the suburban and country press of four States-Vic toria, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania. No advertisments appeared in papers published in New South Wales territory. Liddle appeared at the Police Court, Sydney, on Monday last, and was com mitted for trial at the General Sessions on March 2nd, bail being fixed at £3000. It will interest those who forwarded notes from these parts, owing to seeing the advertisment in the "Leader...
TRUTH AND JUSTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
TRUTH AND JUSTICE. Wthil tuth on my side, Justice on iny side, love on my slde, I abould not fearv to stand i ln a minority of ou against thlie whlole populatloi of this whole globe of lands; I would bow, and say to them, "I am the stronger; you mnay glory now, 'but I shall conquner you at Insl"''-Purkser,
Report re Tramway. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
Report re Tramway. Cr. Bastings on Monday evening gave notice of motion as follows: "That Messrs McCarty and Under wood be asked the cost of supplying to the council an estimate of the proposed electrification of Northcote tram and power house and tramway extensions, together with a report on same.
BOWLS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
BOWLS. Northcote A journeyed to Kew last Saturday to play the return pennant engagement, and amidst great excite ment won after a tie on the 25 ends. Harrington's rink was mainly respon sible; if fact, practically won it off their own bat, being 21 up at the 25th end. Northcote with three rinks finished and Plant's rink 2 ends to go, were down 91 to 94, and with 24 pairs of anxious eyes centred on their play, but with steady play Plant, with assistance from his team and mainly the !'old sport," scored 1 and 2, making the game a draw, The whole team re turned to the green and another end was played, in which Plant, Girling and Harrington each scored 1, whilst Ben nell lost one 1 making the totals 97-95 in Northcote's favor. The B team were down 4 to Coiling wood with the scores 95 to 99, but were up in the Tribe, Clarke and Harper rinks, The teams' engagements for to-day are Prahran v. A team at Northcote, and the B team plihy North Fitzroy at North Fitzroy, In the evening the pre si...