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POLITICS IN VICTORIA SIGNS OF ACTIVITY. CANDIDATES ON THE STUMP. MELBOURNE, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
POLITICS IN VICTORIA SIGNS .OF ACTIVITY. CANDIDATES ON THE ? STUMP. From our Special Correspondent. Melbourne, Saturday. Politically things are beginning to get lively. On Wednesday evening there was :a capital meeting at tho Athenaeum, where Mr. Macpherson who is opposing the I most popular of the Victorian Labourites. Dr. Maloney, opened his campaign. There were a great many ladies at the meeting, there were also a number of Labourites, in cluding the redoubtable Flynn of the unemployed. As a result Macpherson scored heavily. The ?Labourites interjected, the candi date kept his. temper, and the ladies sympathising with the one against a. hundred, declared for Macpherson. Generally the barracking was good tempered, but one loafer assailed the candi ? *XT_ ' 'V7' 1 utii-e wrou xoura nar. rue candidate retorted with ' The inter jector can no more deceive this meeting by calling me a liar, than I could mislead it by calling him a gentleman.' That particular interjector was silent and ...
SUFFRAGETTES PRISON REVOLT. STRANGEWAYS HOSEPIPE INCIDENT. NEARLY DROWNED IN A CELL. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
SUFFRAGETTES PRISON - REVOLT. STRANGEWAYS HOSEPIPE ISJGiDEMT. NEARLY DROWNED BN A CELL. An action brought by Miss Emilv Wilding Davison, B.A., a well-known member of the Women's Social and J. olitical federation, against the visit ing justices of Strangeways Gaol, was licai d at the Manchester County Court recently, plaintiff claiming £100 as compensation for injuries inflicted with water riom a hosepipe. Mr. Gordon kjuewait, ior tho plaintiff, said that Jus clicnt was sentenced by Bury jus tices to a month's imprisonment for £aVinS dropped stones through the Kadcliiie Jjiberal Club on the occasion of a Cabinet Minister's visit. At Strangeways sho pursued the suffra gists policy by objecting to wear pri son clouhes and eat food. Por sev eral days sho was subject to the opera tion described as forcible feeding, not withstanding that she was in a weak state of health. Her heart was in a bad condition, and the result of the comparative starvation was that her feebleness was increased. ...
AFTER FIFTEEN YEARS, A MURDERER SENTENCED. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
AFTER FIFTEEN YEARS, A MURDERER SENTENCED. It was only on Wednesday,, January. 29, that Mrs Stevenson, of Hartley, Staffordshire, learned that the '.photo graph of a young mail named McLough lin. which (says 'Lloyd's Weekly') she had treasured for eighteen years, was the photog-ai H of her son's' mur This came about owing to the receipt of an olficial intimation from the Chief of Police in the Transvaal' that Jack ?McL'oug'hlin, otherwise 'one-armed Mac,' of Manchester,^ had beeh found 'Guilty' at Johannesburg of the ' mur der. of George Stevenson, fifteen' years ago, and had been sentenced to 'death. Stevenson aiid McLouglilin : enlisted in the 64th (Prince of 'Wales, North Staffs) Regiment, 'but desorted at Lich field, and went to South Africa. There they, joined other , men in the robbery of a safe at Pretoria Station, and in attempting to get away from the scene of this crime tliey boarded a train on which, however, tli/ere we're detectives who wore in search of them. McLough, l...
RECIPE FOR ORD AGE, SPORT AND THE OPEN AIR. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
RECIPE FOR ORD AGE, SPORT AMD THE OPEN A JR. A cheery, lusty veteran, Colonel John Bower, late of the Indian Army, celebrated his 100th birthday at Dros ford, Hants., on Tuesday (said 'Lloyd's Weekly News' on January 23). Ho is a country gentleman of the breezy old school, and callers drop ping in to congratulate him found the colonel gazing' at the fine prospect of hunting ground from his library wiii'- doAV, ? with just one regret that age kept him from being once again out with tho Hambledon hounds. Tho regret was quickly stifled in the pleasure of recalling famous r.uns of other days. xie was lull of talk, and led the laughter at his own jokes. 'He spoke of the delights of seven hours a day in the saddle five days a week, with never symptom of fa tigue. 'And,' ruminating on these ian- hand to car to ffrnn a trumpet, listened .with thei keenest interest. To the last he loves his politics, and was specially eratified when Mr. J. W. Nicholson, 'Unionist candidate for East Hants, in...
CASH FOR THE KING. QUAINT IDEAS OF ROYALTY. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
CASH FOR THE KING. I QUAINT 5 S3 E AS OF ROYALTY. , An .amassing use of tlio King's namo was disclosed at Blackburn Police Court on Tuesday (said 'Lloyd's Weekly News' on January 23), when Albert Biiggs, aged twenty-eight, a canvasser, was sentenced to three mon ths' hard labour for a sorics of iii'Teni mto fvemrto iivxvn 7-„1 ? 4. run; ? - ? ''?i JAwu-o-iu vjuuuj, a wine and- spirit merchant. ^ Tho accuscd gained the confidence of ldr. Cokey by pietcndino; that, while m_ tho Aimy, ho had discovered cer tain wonderful rnedicmes; and that he v. as. a. lemaikably skilful surgeon, thiough whoso hands as an operator many 'well-known peoplo had passed. Mr. Coliey lent him something like £120 b'jti.ecn March and December. money was advanced in order to enable tho prisoner to travel about the country and see his patients. j.11 his ovidcnco Robert Coffey said ho first advanced Briggs money for tlie purposo of enabling him to 'take his degree. 'I onco tokl hiin that I had invent ed , an aero...
PILLOW PHILOSOPHY. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
, PILlOW PHILOSOPHY. Do not work the brain for six hours before you go to bed. Business women are apt to violate this rule. They tnink they must give daylight to their employers, and then spend their even ing on memoranda and calculations about their own personal affairs. All this is wrong. You may get out of bed as early as you please and' work your brain then. But you are safest if after five in the afternoon you give it no hard work at all. Do not work this pot* old brain, which has stood by you so loyally, from the time you get out of bed in the morning until late at night. Re member what your bed is for, and why you are in it. You are there to sleep; not to add up figures in your head'; not to lay plans for to-morrow. If you have been working the poor old brain too late, or if you have been eating heartily just before undressing, and. if your head burns so that it al most sets the pillow on fire, crawl out of bed and sponge your head with cold water. If this fails, bathe your f...
BUILDING TORPEDO BOATS STATE GOVERNMENT V PRIVATE ENTERPRISE. SYDNEY DOCK MANAGER'S COMPLAINT. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
BUILDING TORPEDO BOATS STATE GOVERNMENT V PRIVATE ENTERPRISE. SYDNEY DOCK MANAGER'S COMPLAINT. Speaking at the annual picnic of the employes of Morts Dock, on Monday, Mr| J. P. Franki, general manager, made a strong plea for building torpedo des troyers by private enterprise, He ? said that the rierht wav in wTiiV.Ti to have dealt with the putting to gether of the parts of the vessels would have been to have given the contract to the firm which would have undertaken to do the work in Australia. In under taking to put destroyers together at Fitzroy Dock the State Govern ment was practically doing the work for nothing, by including no other charges in its estimate than those of actual construction. No private enterprise would take up such a position, as before the prime cost of the work could be reached, at least 20 per cent, must be added. The Governmeot paid no rent, no taxes, no interest on the money, cost of manage ment, Harbor Trust fees or other charges. It was thus V plear vtha...
BY THE POWER OF A POEM. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
BY THE POWER OF A POEM. The following pretty story is told of Will Carelton, the popular poet: — In a hotel some years ago, Mr. Carle ton asked for his bill. 'There is no charge to you, Mr. Carleton,' said the proprietor. The author naturally inquired the re««.on for such unusual treatment, and asked again for his bill, but was again refused. 'jbui, protested Mr., (jarieton, I don't know you.' 'Mr. Carleton,' said the landlord, 'some years ago my wife and I had serious differences, and we finally de cided to separate. We had been mar ried a good many years. I sent for a lawyer, and he drew up an agreement about our property, and how it would be divided. Just about that time I read your poems, 'Betsy and I are Out,' and 'How Betsy and I made TJp.' I was struck hard by the poems, and I took them to my wife and read them to her. She cried, and — well, we've been together ever since, and there'll never be a bill for you in this house, Mr. Carleton.'
NEW SOUTH WALES. ALLEGED EMBEZZLEMENT. SUM OF £1140 INNOLVED [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
NEW SOUTH WALES. ALLEGED EMBEZZLEMENT. SUM OF £1140 INNOLVED' William E. Martin, aged 45, a piano dealer, on remand from Katoomba, was charged at the Water Police Court, Sydney, on Monday with having, between 3rd and 5th January last, stolen Hivwrn Bnmn of mnnfl-w ammintinir in all to about £1140, the pro perty of Edwar-| Jcjseph Powell. Proseoutsr, was ffl an organ dealer in Sydney, said he met accused about June, 1908, and had transacted business with - . him in regard to a piano. He met him continuously since July up to January. The amount of £1140 was triven bv witness to him for pianos which he had not accounted for. Accused was com mitted for trial.
No Need for Alarm. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
No N.eed for Alarm. A traveller, many years ago, who was making a railway journey across America -was reluctant to go to sleep lest he should miss the announcement of arrival at a certain station. The guard, however, begged of him to take his sleep in comfort, and assured him, that nothing should prevent his being called at the proper time. With many expressions of misgiving and many cautions to the eriiard not to fail him the anxious passenger at length went to sleep. And the guard, after all, forgot to call him, and did not think of it until the train had travelled a considerable distance too far. But trains were not frequent in those days, and the rules of the service were not so rigid as now, so the conscience stricken guard succeeded in inducing the driver to back the carriages to the station in question. Presently they were back at the place desired, and the guard called the passenger. 'All right!' said , the passenger quietly, but without stirring. 'But we are now at the stat...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ASSAILANT CHARGED WITH MURDER. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ASSAILANT CHARGED WITH MURDER. The little girl Norma Plush, who was shot on Saturday by a Portuguese laborer named Carl Bonello at Siegersdorf, near Tanundra, died on Sunday. A post mortem examination showed the_ cause of death to be septic peritonitis. An inquest was held this afternoon, and Bonello was committed for trial on a charge of! firing the shot which caused death.
AMUSING INCIDENTS. A Stock in Hand. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
AMUSING INCIDENTS. A Stock in Hand. There is a proprietor of a shop who r '? is for ever scolding his employes for f their indifference in the matter of pos- £-' sible sales. One day, hearing an as- | sistant say to a customer: ?? 'No; we have-not had any for a I long time,' the proprietor, unable to | countenance such an admission,, began f to work-; himself into the usual rage. f. Fixing a glassy eye on his clerk he 5 said to the customer: Is 'We have plenty in reserve'; ma'am fp — plenty downstairs!' | Whereupon the customer looked ' dazed; and then, to the amazement I* of the proprietor, buret into hysterical r laughter and quitted the shop. |i 'What did she say to you?' demand- 1' ed the proprietor of the clerk. fe 'We haven't had any rain lately,' he fr-' answered. pr
WIRELESS MESSAGES. COMMUNICATION OVER 2800 MILES. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
WIRELESS' MESSAGES. COMMUNICATION OVER 2800 MILES. Another wireless, record has been established by the Union Steamship Company's R.M.S. Makura on the CanadianAus tralian line. According to ad vices received, in Sydney on ?Monday by the local office of the company, the Makura, which is at present en route from Van couver to Sydney, communicated with a shore station on the Pacific Coast at a distance of 2800 miles. Interesting wireless experi ments were carried out by H.M,S. Encounter on the passage across from Auckland. The Encounter was in communication all the way over the Tasma.n Sar wiv.li H.M.S. Powerful in Auckland harbor and H.M.S' Cambrian in Port Jackson. The last messape from the Powerful was received off Sydney Heads on Monday morning.
Our Mother Tongue. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
Our Mother Tongue. By the extraordinary contortions of her neck, he concluded that she wis trying to get a glimpse, of the back of her new blouse'; by. the tense line ? and scintillating flash about her lips, he concluded that her mouth was full of pins. 'Umph — goof — suff — wuff — sh— ffspog?' she asked. 'Quite so, my dear,' he agreed. 'It looks very nice.' 'Ouf — wuff — so — gs — ph — mf — ugh— ig ht?' was her next remark. 'Perhaps it would look better if you did that,' he nodded; 'but it fits very nicely as it is.' She gasped, and emptied the pins into her hands. 'I've asked you twice to raise the blinds, so that I can get more light James,' she exclaimed. 'Can't you understand plain English?'
Something At Any Rate. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
Something At Any . Rate. Of brave deeds done upon the, bat tlefield, amid the thuiider of- cannons ? and the cries of wounded and . dying, ' of heroes .of the V.C., and great gen erals who rose from small beginnings, the teacher told her class, firing them with enthusiasm for the'.r mother country. 'Please, miss,', cried one little Hrl excitedly, 'my father was in the Boer war.' 'And did he .fight in any of the bat tles?' inquired; the mistress. 'Oh, yes!' answered the little maid. ' 'E was at Graspan, an' Modder Riv er, an' Pardyburg, an' ? ' 'And was he wounded in any of them?' pursued, the teacher. The little girl's face fell. 'No, miss; he ^wasn't wounded,', she replied. . And then she brightened up again. 'But please, miss, 'e ? 'ad a awful 'eadache!'
A Triple Alliance. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
A Triple Alliance. The boy next door was the bee in the bonnet of the two brothers, who invariably came off second best in an argument of- fisticuffs. One of them, Jimmy, ran home the other day with a beautifully discolored optic and the-, tears streaming down his cheeks. nuen, jimmy,' saia nis aunt, 'you mustn't make any noise.' 'Wha-wh-what's the matter?' he asked, sobbing. 'You may- disturb your new' bro-, ther,' replied -his aunt soothingly. He dried his eyes and smiled. 'Have' I got a new brother?' he asked. His aunt nodded affirmation. 'One besides Tommy?' His aunt nodded again. 'You're glad of it, evidently?' 'Rather,' shouted Jimmy, 'if Tom my and me and the new one can't lick the fellow next door : we'd better move!'
The Unmannerly Landlubber. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
The Unmannerly Landlubber., An American' orator recently , told the following story to illustrate the diversity of opinions as to what are good manners: — The Hottentot thinks his manners are the best, ? ue said, the Frenchman / — thinks his are, the. cowboy, thinks hi* are, even the sailor ? But listen^ I flTlno voftanilail 0% Knnnnfi/tn a icvopuuu uu a -luoU* of-war. A distinguished statesman, visiting this': man-of-war^ neglected- to give the usual formal salute. I heard a sailor near me say, 'Who's that blubber, what don't .tips his skypiece to the skipper?' . 'Choke your luff,' returned, anoth er sailor, 'that's Senator -Dash, the famous tariff leader.' 'Well,' growled the .first sailor, „ 'why ain't he got manners enough to salute the quarter-deck?' 'Manners!'.' a third sailor chipped in. 'What does he know about man ners? I . don't suppose he was ever out of sight of' land in his life!'
FLOOD PIRATES. RUFFIANS HANGED BY INFURIATED POPULACE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
FLOOD PIRATES. RUFFIANS IIANQEB BY- INFURI ATED. EOPULA'CE. Tho workpeople in outlying townships whose fortitude has been bo marvellous, are now horrified by the callousness of the pillaging Apaches. At RueilJ where tho Apaches wero active, orders were given to gendarmes to fire at evory 'boat which did not stop when bidden. Ivry in-tn Iun linen closed to urevent the entrance of ovcryone not showing a pass from tho mayor or magistrate. ' At Asnieres the people were awakened on Monday liight'by a fusillade,- Eight pillagers' had landed from a boat and entered an evactuated lace factory. A policeman fired repeatedly. When help came the gang defended themselves with revolvers. Evontually they sought to escape by plunging from the windows and swimming. Three wptq. drowned. The crowd lynched tour ruffians at Isgy, ? hanging thpru froiii 1 signposts, and a , patrol lived volleys tvL fugitive scoundrels at !}umu£ut--bur-oieue, ciiiu tuntju two, An Apache who was found ransacking an abandon...
STARTLING ACCIDENTS. GRDAT DYKE BURSTS AND HUGE WAVE ROLLS OVER ENTIRE DISTRICT. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 12 March 1910
. STARTLING ACCIDENTS, GRDAT DYKE BURSTS AND HUGE WAVE 'ROLLS OVER ENTIRE DISTRICT. Two accidents occurred in the Champs Elysees on Friday from landslides. A woman disappeared in a yawning cavity which opened' beneath her feet. A carter with his , horse disappeared like wise. The carter , was ' saved, but the horse was lost. . Another fatality occurred when a boat containing tour soldiers was washed from one of the streets into the Seine. Two soldiers were plunged into the water and naVed themselves by holding on to a branch of a tree,/ One of the other soldiers attempted to follow their ex ample, but was caught by the current and swallowed up by the waves. The fourth man was rescued by a rope thrown from a passing boat. A carter was engulfed with his horse and van in the Jardin de Paris, but the horse floundered to safety. An accident, unfortunately not at attended with loss of life, occurred at 1 Ivry, near Paris, at a local chemical works. The ilood water comine- intn contact wit...