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William Morris Hughes [Newspaper Article] — Mirror — 8 May 1921
Wiilicm MMTis Hifles 'S.': The^ for-some time dis turbing question in Federal ?circles: Who will go to London and represent the Common wealth at the coming Imperial ?Conference? was set at rest by the Federal Parliament very recently. and on luesday last a section ot the citizens of this city, not a very large one, nor a very representative ?one, heard the Man who has suc ceeded' in carrying by assault what ever opposition there anight have 'been amongst his party to his se lection. Intriguing there has been in the Nationalist political camp to defeat the never-concealed wish of the Prime Minister to go to London as Australia's .representative at the Imperial Conference, but with' a ?frontal attack upon his opponents, ?made with a very clever exhibition of political bluffing, he compelled them to a humiliating surrender. 'Notwithstanding all / the political Tien-pecking from within the party 'he leads, William Morris Hughes is the man who for Good* or Evil, goes to London' as Austra...
A New Bee PUZZLES SCIENTISTS. AN EXPLANATION. [Newspaper Article] — Mirror — 8 May 1921
A New lee PUZZLES SCIENTISTS, AN EXPLANATION. ' 'B.B.*'— The 'Daily News' got very excited the ether night* ever the appearance of a 'new kind of bee— in England. If a bronto saurus were discovered' in St. Geor ge's Terrace that, as a mere Austra lian event, would be deemed' to be of little or no interest to that paper's readers. This novel species of hymenopt informs us — '1£ in' from top to tip of its outstretched wings. It is very black, and bores through wood. Its appearance in England is a mystery, as its regular home is in Southern Italy, although it is met with as far north as Bonn, in Germany. To my -mind the explanation is ?quite simple. Judging from its isize, its blackness, its penchant for anaking a bore of itself, and its ge neral objectionableness, I opine that it must have been picked up by Mr. Lloyd George in the course of his wanderings, and brought back with him in his bonnet.
Problems Probed [Newspaper Article] — Mirror — 8 May 1921
Problems Protect —n— M.: If a bride is stately as well as tall and plump, let her wear a me daeval frock of white brocade. A plump girl looks well, too, in white charmeuse, made on careful lines. She should wear a voluminous tulle veil that envelops her whole figure. But this is only if she is too plump ! ? «j P.: It is quite correct to wear an opera cloak at the theatre, but it is not incorrect to wear a fur coat. The latter, in the chilly season, is sensible even if not so smart as an opera cloak. There is no rule nowa days. People please themselves.
Who Burned the union jack? [Newspaper Article] — Mirror — 8 May 1921
wbo ifumei the iUHHMI Jttltt 7 — u — 'M.' — A Union Jack was burned on the Sydney Domain last Sunday. A number of people are very an gry, and are calling out for the blood of the man who burned it. The man who burned it passed through Perth last Tuesday. He was not mobbed; he was not even hoot ed; on the contrary, he was ap plauded by the very people that pretend to be angry at the incident. That man was William Moms Hughes. William Morris Hughes has suc ceeded in nothing so well as he has succeeded in dividing Australia in*** hostile and hating camps. Every larva of hate Hughes has carefully nourished and planted in the heart of Australia. .Racial hate, sectarian hate, cl?ss hate, political hate — these are the familiar spints of William Morris Hughes. Those who hate as Hughes hales, Hughes calls loyal; to them Hughes has arrogated a flag that used to belong to the Nation, a song that used) .to be the National Anthem, u. diadem that used to circle the brows of a 'Crowned Republic.'...
Homily for the Housewife [Newspaper Article] — Mirror — 8 May 1921
Homily for tke Housewife Grey Hair.' — To prevent the ha.:r from turning grey, rub a little vase line into the roots three tunes a week. * To Take Spots Off doth.— Mix Alb. of fullers earth with *lb. of soft soap, beat them well together, and form into cakes. Moisten the spot to be cleaned with water, rub it with one of these cakes, let it dry, then rub clean with a little warm water, and rinse. A Sore Throat Remedy. — Allow a few grains of dry Epsom salts to dis solve on the back of the throat. This is a reliable remedy for a sore throat; I have tried and proved it. It will only be necessary to do it once or twice, and the soreness will disappear. An admirer of this Homily col umn says: ''I never waste old stockings. Two or three stockings, opened out and stitched togethe-, make excellent polishing cloths. And here is another use for them. Cut a length from the leg that will reach from above your elbow to the finger-tips. From this length, make a glove. Shape out for the thumb, the...
The Crane "I'M NOT AS UGLY AS THAT." [Newspaper Article] — Mirror — 8 May 1921
me crane ?TM NOT AS UGLY AS THATv* ' yui Vive. — Amongst tne passe gen- lu —ugiaiiu oy cne ^.?vieto. winch - calieu at Fremantie on Tues day, was an unfortunate little man, wiio bore an unhappy likeness- to one Vv . M. fclugnes. who was also on. Doard; in tact, so liice Biiiy was lie tnat men on the wnarf mistook him for that little oervert wJien he stepped on the quay to stretch his legs. yuite innocently the stranger walked thro' a ciossfire of 'Got your twenty-five thou. with you?' 'It isn t so long since we were keeping you.' ''Who're you going to sell next?' and such remarks, and then, inquired for a telephone box — a fa cetious wharhe stin believing it w- be Billy, directed him to the driving: box of a crane, and when he walked into it, fastened the door trom out side with a 12-foot baton. For over half-an-hour the 1 poor little beggar paid the penalty oi hi& unlucky appearance, when a watet policeman happened to spot him , and let him out. Ascertaining the reason for ...
War-Lord Pearce Proposes Death Penalty for Conscript Boys THE ARMY ACT TO SUPERSEDE THE DEFENCE ACT. [Newspaper Article] — Mirror — 8 May 1921
Wtr-iwd Pearce Proposes oeaii pcnait|f«r ewxript mis THE ARMY ACT TO SUPER SEDE THE DEFENCE ACT. 'H.': Minister-for-Defence Pearce in the Senate ten days ago introduc ed an innocent-looking' Bill. This Bill provided for an amend ment of the Defence Act and the substituting therefor of an Embodi ment of the British Army Act. Pearce explained that as the Aus tralian Troops had to work under the Army Act in war time it was desirable that our trainees should familiarise themselves with it in Peace time.' The penalty for disobedience un der the Army Act is Death or Penal Servitude. Do you get that? The penalty under the Defence Act is simply discharge. Fathers and mothers do you real ise what this means? 350,000 Auss!es didn't go away to fight for this brand of 'Freedom.' But, yi Mi ask, Why the necessity for the Army Act? ' t Here it is: — - l At Karrakatta a fortnight; or so ago a campful of boys went on strike for better food— and won the day. In NJS.W. smother crowd of trainees broke...
Cables. IRELAND. Best News to Date. [Newspaper Article] — Mirror — 8 May 1921
Cables. IRELAND. Best News to Date. LON1JON, Aluy «i.— It is stalvd tLat uvuin ntous negotiaions'are afoot. A prelimin Jry conference Itetween Irish leaders and lenipotrntinrifis of the English GvvcruiiK'ut is afoot in Ixmilon, and it is liclicved that nany high authorities, includinGT President de Valera, will attend within the next 'Mi aours. LONDON. May 7th.— Heports from L'lotti -?irclcs indicate that the- Iri.sji UDi«nist- aro s-till indiK]-osed to g-ive way in tlio slightest particular. The official Unionist ?'ejwrt declares that the negotiations have Jroken down, because Southern Tn-land lias Jeclin--d to work with the Ulster rarlia aent. On the other hand sincere »iiiiJ»'j-.v for .Vace are overjoyed at Thr trend of alVairii. file Manchester 'Guardian'' declares that -?ireumstances have never been more faTor fjJe. 'It is almost ticyond comprelien ion that De Valera and the ritual U-ader Jf the Ulster Parliament should have met -a iiian to man iu calm, and dig-nilied dis ussic...
"Natural Causes" A HALL'S CREEK VERDICT. [Newspaper Article] — Mirror — 8 May 1921
'Natural causer A HALL'S CREEK VERDICT. 'M.' — The other day a man at Hall's Creek placed a loaded revol ver to his temples and pulled tne trigger. Not unnaturally, death ensued, and in due course a Hall's Creek jury sat on the case and found a verdict of 'death from na tural causes.' Our contemporaries all seem aghast at this specimen of Hall's Creek jurisprudence. But why? We understand the processes that go.on inside a loaded revolver, aftei hte trigger is pulled, to be perfectly natural.- We. furthermore, regaixl as quite natural the subsequent ex pulsion of the pellet, and its desr tractive effect upon cerebral tissae. Where do the unnatural causes come in? Presumably, our friends will reply that it is unnatural for a man to desire to cause destruction to his cerebral tissues. But. then, they forget that the unfortunate 'un dent occurred^ at Hall's Creek. It's a funny old world.
Australia's Member of the Imperial War Cabinet £25,000 WILLIAM DEPARTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mirror — 8 May 1921
Aistraiia'siieMer ff the hveffli Wcr ct Miet , £25,000 WILLIAM DEPARTS. —V— 'H.': 'Here he is!' One of the crowd in the Town Hall gallery yelled. And we look over the rail and peered down on a moderately tfilled hall 60 per cent, of whom are women. Up the aisle a troop cf bald'-heads lead the way. the horse hair Bold, the 'ero: and Sir William. On the stage they sort themselves out. and Kine BSHv shakes with Archbishop Riley. All seated, S'Lath talks, loud and long into William's £25,000 ears, and tries to tell deaf Bill what he is expected to do. Billy looks bored and fidgets like a jockey boy getting his instruc tions. Not a smile, either, any where. All are as quiet as sentries at a two-up school. \ Sir Lath opens with his character istic lime-lighting and cordial greet ing. Sunny Jim followed happily. Anyone would be happy with Jimmy's tummyful of a £5,000,000 deficit, and then —Boiton. The latter warned Billy not to cut the painter, but said that anything Billy might do the dig...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Mirror — 8 May 1921
NEW YORK, Muy 6, 3921.— Neariv 500 steamers are held up in East Coastal har 3O1-S. BRITISH INDUSTRIAL TURMOIL. LONDON. May 7th —The Uuiidin-; Trades l\ .ricers, aficr pr.- tracted nejjotialions with employers have agreed to a two pence per 'ay reduction in wages. iVortors emplay .^d in the. trawling- industry ine.ljding the Firth of Forth area, are on strike against fhe 12J per cent, reduction .-f,wjp,.s in the industry Grave fears are -uTertained as g-ood supplies are very short in England. Famine is apparent in th«- Nortli. CARPENTIER SAILS FOR AMERICA. LONDON. 11 ay 7.— Georges CarpentiVr left here to-day for New Tort. He will fight Jack Donipsey at Kew Jersey City on July , ind. He sailed in fine fettle confident of' success. PA.H1S. May 6. — Carpentier, on the evn or his departure for Aniei.ca, declared ;hat he s^w^sorry to have to refuse offers ?ram Australia. He wished to visit Svd Ory, but the financial proposals were noe tempting. ' ? ? — At the Criterion Hotel, Hay- street...
Milk—eau [Newspaper Article] — Mirror — 8 May 1921
Milft-eau — o — 'Olo.' — The scarcity of water ne ver seems to worry the milkman. During the past week two cases came before the City Court, in which milk-vendors were charged with selling water more or less adulterated with a fluid suspected' of being milk. Both were fined sums which, for all practical pur poses, may be regarded as license fees to go and do it some more. And customers are so used to reading that their own and everybody else's milk-eau (diggers, please translate) has been fined £2 or £5 for discolour ing the tap-juice that they take no notice whatever. It is humbug to imagine that this sort of thing can't be stopped. It can; and a health department, backed up properly by the Govern ment, can stop it But in fairness to the 'milk1' retailer, proper steps should be taken to see that the stuff dairymen send in to their consignees is milk, nothing more, and- nothing less. So long as the milkman can plead that the ghostly fluid is just what he got from the wholesaler, the...
THE MIRROR Perth, Sunday, May 7, 1921. £. S. [?]. [Newspaper Article] — Mirror — 8 May 1921
Path, Sunday, May 7, 1921. £.$.!. The Federal finances 'are drop ping down to the level of what is colloquially termed 'rotten.' On March 31st. last, Sir Joe Cook was £2,758,912 shy in his balancing. But Sir Joe is not uneasy. With that peculiar unctuousness which he can command when necessary, he re minds us that we need not be un easy, as from the previous financial vear the Treasury had in hand £5,724,506. So on All Pools' Day our Federal Treasurer had still a shot in the locker and was smihrg. All was serene on deck, and the Commonwealth barque could ride the waves,' for the present at all events, without fear of running short of fuel. There -was still in the Treasury till, or somewhere just as handy, £2,965,894, on which raids could be made at intevals. If in nine months Sir Joe Cook has over run the constable to such an ex tent, what will be the condition of our uneconomic administrations fin ance at the end of the current'1 fin ancial term? If our Federal ad ministrators cann...
MAGAZINE PAGE DIVERSIFIED READING FOR EVERYBODY The Office Dog Scraps from everywhere [Newspaper Article] — Mirror — 8 May 1921
MAGAZINE PAGE i DIVERSIFIED REAili^ 1 . . . FOR EVERTSliiPTf 1 nt onicc Dog , Sera* fro* everywhere Origin of th« Blanket. iWe would '' - consider it a hardship not to have a soft wooHy blanket under which to -. snuggle on a cold winter night. Yet there was a time when a . blanket was unknown, and we owe its inven tion to novertv. Years ago a man in England lost all his wealth and became very poor. One cold winter ?-: night in 1340 he used a piece of _rongh,* unfinished cloth for a bed r/lfeovering to keep himself warm. Evi -? dently neither hjs poverty nor the '??'? cold made him dull, for from this makeshift bed covering he invented tlie blanket. The name of this man was Thomas Blanket, and the new kind of bedding has been known un der the name of blanket ever since. Farmer Jones Was on His Way home from town when he thought he had forgotten something. Twice on his way he stopped and1 looked over tiie packages in -the waggon and searched his pocketbook, but deci ded he .had! every...
Goldfields Racing Boulder, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Mirror — 8 May 1921
Goldfields Racing w ? Boulder, Saturday. The Boulder Racing Club's May meet ing was. held to-day in showery wea ther. Following arc the results: — First Division Handicap. . Six rurlongs. Gold Test ? 1 Brcarley ? ? Rent Roll ? :t Other starters: Bullic B., La Monte, Arthur L., Siinmont. 10 to 1 -agst Gold Test. Second Division Handicap. Seven furlong*. Scotch Tart ? i Reconnoitre ? ? Lady Gamma ? 3 Other starters: Killogie. G. and Mack. Maltleau, Melton King, Aneplin. 3 to 1 qgst Sjotdi Tart. Third and Fourth Division Handicap. Siv lurlongs. , Montia ? i Orviet ? ?- Gmiiwinir ? 3 ' Other starters: Master Super, Lauv nosevill*1, Mounless, Devon Lass. Waipa, Rayon. Zeeholm. Sapling. i to 1 agst Montia, May Handicap. One mile and a quarter. Ardol ? t King Robert ? -- The Toff ? :j Other starters: La Monte, Distant Jane. :- to 1 agst Ardol. Third Division Handicap. Seven rurlongs. China Town ? i Grenfore ? a Last Shot ? 3 Other starters: Yarmouth, Splice Gun, Master Super, Blue Song. Ma...
FOOTBALL RESULTS PAGE 4 Australia's Racing Prize Money OVER A MILLION comparisons With English Turf [Newspaper Article] — Mirror — 8 May 1921
FOOTBALL RESULTS PAGE 4 Australia's Racing Prize Money OVER AMILUON CMHnsws Win njltst iirl Australia provides remarkable racing figures for a country whose turf re cord* date back only a hundred years. ?-S ' Really, racing has been conducted seriously for only 60 or 70 -years, *'„ fet the present-day distribution of stake money amounts to over a million sterling. The chief contributors to this arc the Sydney (£310.682) and Melbourne (£204,000) metropolitan clubs. The- pay out prize money in the following proportions: — ?1 Sydney. Melbourne. Australian Jockey Club .... £ll'.»,')OO Victoria Racing Club . ? £5 ?;??'}! Four Pouv Club* ? ;ur,,-juo Vic. Amateur Turi Club .. aS.uOO four Reff' Sub Club- .. .. 4C,JiO Six Reg-. Suburban Clubs . --g,000 Two Trottiiiir Club- ... 23,000 Pony and Trotting Meetings 34,000 *? lati's and Citj Tail's . . . W.68S The other Four states .. Sao 000 ?fee principal stakes in the Perth-Metropolitan area are: — WAT.C, £31 000 in the twelve months; while the...