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THE TURKISH CRISIS. CAPTURE OF ZEITOUN. GREAT SLAUGHTER OF ARMENIANS LONDON, December 28. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 3 January 1896
;7 THE TURKISH CRISIS. '7:\ CAPTURE OF ZEITOUN. 'y GREAT SLIGHTER OF :/ . _ ; ARMENIANS -..-?? ?;C *v . ' . ' London, December .28. '-''*?!' Farther details have been received re ::-''?* epecting the capture by the Turkish troops £'.- of the town of Zaitpun, in Asia Minor, * ' where the Armenians recently defeated ?' the Turkish garrison and put the whole of the Moslem garrison, 500 in number, to. the sword. The Sultan, enraged by this massacre, cave orders that the city should be razed to the ground and ail the Armenian inhabitants exterminated. The Turks, it appears, inflicted great slaughter on the Armenians, killing 2500 of them, and chasing the rest into the ? mountains. : Many of the fugitives escaped through an unguarded pass, and fled towards Aleppo.
A DISGUSTED AUDIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 3 January 1896
A DiSQUSTED AUDIENCE. A Christmas audience is not usually exacting. The spirit of toleration which permits the cooks of mountains of indi gestible plum pudding to go free extend* to m iBt of the festival amusements. But there ara limits even to the elastic good temper of a Boxing night crowd, and on Boxing night the promoters of an enter tainment at St. George's Hall, Melbourne, were painfully made aware of the fact. The hall had been empty since the reign of the Empire Company, hut the excellent situation was not overlooked by an enter pri -ing manager, who reckoned upon an overflow of the Theatre Royal pantomine, and calculated also that the promenaders of BouTke-street might be drawn by an at tractive bill. He took the hall for one night only and prepared a surprise. The Princess's Theatre bad declared for a novelty and had travelled to Japan for a subject. The manager of St. George's Hall was more patriotic. He stuck to Great Britain, butalao achieved a novelty. He presenied a '...
THE NEW TAXATION. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 3 January 1896
THE HEr TAXATION. ? ? : : .;??» — — — — ?? . A writer in the Dubbo Dispatch ha3 ths following l— Speaking about the Land Tax to a large owner—one of the most success ful ipf our colonists— - who has been recently on a visit to Dubbo, he Said that as the workingiiian wanted the tax it was only fair he should pay for it. ' A3 for myself,' said he, ' when I go home I'll call all my hands together, tell them that as the new taxation was a fresh charge which must be met out of profits, it would be necessary in order to make ends meet to reduce wages. I'll tell them,' added he, 'that they must all submit to a reduction of 10 percent.' And he evidently means what he said. At Daniliquin the landowners are following out the- idea. Here is what a ' man, signing himself ' W. Smith,' writes from that town to a Sydney daily : — 'I want to inform you of the effect of the land tax and income tax on the workingnian in this district: I have been employed on one of the big estates here for two years....
PROTECTION IN ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 3 January 1896
PROTECTION 1^ ENGLAND. The Times reports^ a meeting of the Darlington Chamber of Agriculture to dia«. cuss the agricultural situation. The Mar quis of Londonderry presided. Mr. James Lowther, M.P., refeiring to the action of the Central Chamber of Agriculture in asking; the Royal Commission to expedite its report, said that the Commission was constituted in a singularly unfair-manner. The great mass of those engaged in agri culture entertained a very decided convic tion that the fiscal system required altering in a protectionist sense, and it was a public scandal that not a single member of the Commission shared those views.- Their report, whenever it came; was a matter which need not concern any agriculturist in any material way. The mere tiukering with questions of rates and railway charges would amount to uncommonly little, and he did not wish to be associated with the mistaken policy cf the Central Chamber. The la'e Eobert Chambers, in writing about the royal burgh of Tain, in K...
CABLEGRAMS. ENGLAND AND AMERICA. DEFENSIVE PREPARATIONS AT NEW YORK. London, December 26. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 3 January 1896
CABLEGRAMS. ENGLAND AND ATO10A. 'DEFENSIVE PREPARATIONS AT NEW YOEK. 1 . London, December 26. The Uflited States Government is mak ing preparations for the defence of New York in the event of the present difficulty -over the Venezuelan question resulting in war with Great Britain. Five 15-ton disappearing guna are being mounted for the purpose of protecting the city against a naval attack. An important and significant statement has been made by M. Hanotaux, who was Minister for Foreign Affairs in the late Kibot Ministry, which, in some measure, . confirms the statement by the New Yorh World that the policy announced by Pre sident Cleveland in his message to Con gress was the result of deliberate premedi tation, and was planned and resolved upon six months ago. In the course of an interview with a press representative, M. H.^notaux stated that recently cnmmunicatious passed be tween the French and American Govern ments on the subject of the dispute be jtweon England and Venezuela, an...
A CHARTERED COMPANY FORMING. London, December 29. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 3 January 1896
A CHARTERED COMPANY FORMING. London, December 29. , A new and startling development has taken place in the Anglo- American situa tion, and is exrected to have an important result on the future conduct of the negoti ations. A British chartered company is being formed in British Guiana for the purpose of working that portion of the territory claimed by Venezuela and lying1 between the Essequibo River and the iine drawn by Sir R Scbomburgk in 1840. This is a portion of the territory which forms the subject of the present dispute between England and Venezuela. , From the attitude adopted by the Government of Brazil, it is considered pro bable that the Republic of Brazil and other adjoining republics will take up arms to support Venezuela if the present difficulty should end in war.
THE PRINCE OF WALES' MESSAGE London, December 27, [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 3 January 1896
THE PRINCE OF WALES' MESSAGE London, December 27 The reply by the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York to the appeal by the New York World that they would use their iufluence to promote peace between Eng land and the United States has been very favourably received in the United States. Tw% 4-V» aii« m QDcorfQ f halt* K.r\Tral Hi rrrtrt Aacsaa express their belief that the difficulty which has led to the present crisis is being arranged in a manner to satisfy both countries, and that the same warm friend Bhip which has existed between them for many years will be continued. The message has drawn forth many cordial responses, and it is generally recog nised that their Royal Highnesses have rendered a really great public service to both countries. It is reported that the action taken by the Prince of Wales received the approval of Lord Salisbury. Toe rumour haa made a deep impression in New York, being re garded as a proof of the friendly feeling entertained in England for the United St...
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN GOLDFIELDS. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 3 January 1896
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN COLD-FIELDS. The most rnnguificent nugget yet obtained from the Devons' Consols, at Black Flag, was exhibited in the window of the Com mercial Bank, Ooolgardie, on Monday. Altogether six or seven nuggets are on view, and, ia all hut one instance, they are beautifully pure gold. The joker, which weighs 308 -z. lOdvvt., is the largest nugget yet found in West Australia. Tha gold is very bright. The second slug weighs 73?z. lUwt. Tho collection is a beautiful one, and attracted a large crowd. Tho following are the weights of the dif ferent nuKgots :— 803rz. KMwt, 78 'Z. 18lwf., 51oz. 16lwt,, 87.-,z. 15Jwt., lO.-z. 15iwt. Tnero iff «iao a piece of quartz jjootainicg about QOoz. cf gold.
CURIOUS METHODS OF RAIN MAKING. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 3 January 1896
CURIOUS METHODS OF RAIN MAKING. . . ? : ? : — v ? In many parts or the country the question la beginning seriously to be considered whether same one or other of those enterprising gen tleman who have or late years, In the United States, claimed to bring down refreshing showers by exploding heavy charges high in tru ait 'should not be affoidtd an opportunity of showing their powers here in tmng3 exi3c ac present, me m»janiy u- civilised mtn look upon the weather as the product of a concatenation of natural pheno mena eaiirely beyond human control. Not so was U believed among the aucieats, nor even now ia it thought by semi-civilised or savage races at all impossible to bring down 11 the gentle rain from Heavea upon the place beneath.' For instance, in Sarvia the villagers are accustomed, when a severe drought has lorjg tried their patience, to choose from amongst their young girls one pre-eminent for virtae and beauty, whom they strip and cover from the crown of her head to the sole ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 3 January 1896
Biggs — ' I 609 Jiggs has- been married : : . Suppose congratulations are in order V MlggB — ' Well, I don't know bis bride, bd I can't eongrata'ate him ; and 1 do know him, eo I can'c congratulate her.' Adolphus (in Miss Emily's private eittibg room) — ' Emily, I cannot find expression for the feeling which cgitates my heart — I lova you!' (Drcppiug on his kfleet)— 'B.'hold rae lying here in the dust before you ! ' Emily — 'Bag your paidou, Adolphus j that is an insult. I dusted everything myself only ten minuteB ago !' Wife (returning home) — 'How Is this, John— what made you put the children to bed so soon T' ' Because ' Ihey disturbed me Ia my writing, dear.' ' And did they allow you to uadrees them quietly V ' No ; that one in the corner ecreamad dreadfully.' ' That one in the corner V (G »es aud perps) 'Why, hlo:-8 me, what have you done, Johu ? — that's F f-rlrty SqrtaU 'rorn tv xi door !' SPECIALLY SUITABLE FOB - . ' Presents & School Prizes. A LIEGE AND VARIED SELEC...
THE FARM AND GARDEN. WORK FOR THE WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 3 January 1896
THE* FARM AND GARDEN. WORK FOR THE WEEK. Tee Kitchen Garden.— No doubt advan tage has been taken of the welcome change in tbd weather to push forward all work in con nectidn with the garden, especially the sowing of seeds and transplanting of seedlings. A farther sowing of turnips may be made. The o-apga j?lly, golden ball, and the white non-seeding are best suited lor this season o' the year. Well Boak' the ground be fora sowing, and after the seeds are in some stable manure liglhiy sifted over the bed enables them to germinate more freely. A dull day should bo choson for transplanting leeka ; they are beat grown in trenches, throwing out the soil on either side, then put in plenty of decayed manure, well raising with the subsoil) earthing up the same as celery as. the plants advance. The Iceberg lettuce is a good variety for present sowing ; they make good 8 -lid heads, the leaves are bright light green, deeply indented, making it very attractive for the .table, of exquisite flavo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 3 January 1896
THE TWO GENUINE ARTICLES : .. CLEMENTS TON 10 * jf g FLETCHEK'S PIIrElfc $ IMITATED I . .^ W' M BUT DNRiy^T|5D # f PW£$P UWQUA LLED. f CLEMENTS; :^NI(|* aMsiemifa chei^cal food, and reetpr^ the tit^i*^^? asted by tha ®oa tions of everyway 1 :fe, ifj&n proitpt and^safa remedy focpreurftlgiay^^Vonsuesa, we^^ness, debility, SMsr oompMlt, ?4|ji-sy, and cifronic indis^Btjw^ ''Kdr '? ^ ???£ FLS3®HEIV8 WLLS cure '^rtbum^back achef-^fefadaciiaViivei1 torpidity^'djBpo;,^a and ail psij^plaints of tbe stomach and bjweI0 y^fse two remedies ha-ve been tboVoiighly te6te'd in all the hot couutvies of the world. They are sold at a prica within tbe reach of oil people. Evidence is tor warded fcee on receipt of name a&d ;iu-?reas tbat will satisfy the mosfi sceptical hb their virtues. They are pold every whoro, but care must be takeo tbat the geanino sre cbtaiuod or tbe money and time are wasted aud the dkeas? so much the more qerious. , If you cacnat obtain 'Mffa Tea' iu yonr distric...
A GIRL'S IDEA OF GROWN-UPS. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 3 January 1896
A GIRL'S IDEA OF GROWN-UPS. . * ... lv A little girl was asked to writedown her impressions of grown-up persons. Her' composition ran as follows :— 'In the first place they are big-gerj. then, some ot them don't like sweets ; then , they don't climb up trees j then, they are not so fond of donkey rides, because there are other things they like better. They, write books and go to meetings,,,but they won't let their children go with them, be^ cause they are ia the way. Sometimes they make children do what isn't right; they don't like us to ride on donkeys be cause they are afraid of being kicked j but children don't mind a bit, on the contrary, they think it rare fun. They are much older ; some of them twice as old as others. You've got to be twenty-one before you are grown-up, and thea you remain grown-up. Growa-np people fancy thbt caildren are naughty, and' children think grown-up folks are naughty. Then there is another difference; they can swim— that is, some can— but there are -...
NATURE REVENGED HIM. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 3 January 1896
HATURE REVENGED HIM. ' I will do it,' he exclaimed, bs he ground his teeth and clenched his hands and tore up the sod with his heals. The house was before him in the dark ness—a modest-looking two-story house with all modern conveniences, including- a turn at the head ot the stairs, which wouldn't pass a trunk up or down, while the electric beus had to oe overnauiea every week. ' ?'When Marian De Kalb refused my hand and married Joe Taylor I swore to be revenged 1' hissed the midnight visitor. '?Y*b, I vowed that she should have cause to wish herself dead a hundred times per day. I have been waiting. I have carried a smiling face, but in my soul has burned tho fires of — of— -well, the fires of a thousand coal stoves. No one has su's peoted mo, and now my time has come ! That dim, soft light ia burning in tba nursery, where sleeps the yearling off spring of the pair who wrecked my life and made me the fiend tbat I am. I will enter and abduct the kid !' From his' ooat-taii pocket he ...
CHILDREN'S COLUMN. AN ADMIRAL FOB A NIGHT. A STORY FOUNDED ON FACT. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 3 January 1896
?CHILDREN'S OOLUMN; AN ADMIRAL FOR A MGHT. . ? «-— - ? ' ? .. A STORY FOUNDED ON FACT. (By A. J. Ensign.) ? _ The midshipmen ot Id. M.S. Sorcerer xrere assembled ior instruction in ordnance ' and -gunnery under the gunuery lieutenant, Mr.~ Kelton. Boys who are intended for officers in the English navy are taken at a .- - very early age, sometimes at no more than 18 years, and are sent to sea aboard men ' -of- war. From the very beginning they ftffl tmiB-hh to oommandas wall as tr» oVihv* -' and are made practically acquainted with the working of everything aboard ship. So some ot the boys who sat in a semi - oirole before Mr. Kelton were little fellows who looked as if they might just as well have been at home with tbeir mothers. But the English are a seagoing people) and so these youngsters were afloat for the purpose of learning how to maintain Great Britain's acknowledged supremacy on the sea. Suddenly tb«3re was a sharp explosion, and a cloud, ot smoke filled the room. Mr. Kelto...