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DEVIL IN THE DUST FIENDS OF THE SAND. [Newspaper Article] — Coleraine Albion and Western Advertiser — 5 February 1914
DEVIL IN THE DUST FIENDS OF THU SAND. (By Alan Ostler, "Daily Express' Special Correspondent). A stone's ttirow out on either band Prom this well-ordered path tread. And all the world i3 wild and strange: Churel and ghoul and DJlnn and (sprite Shall bear ua company to-Light, Kor we have reached the Oldest Land, Wherein tho Powers of Darknrsn range. —Kudyard Kipling Tho Sau Mountains (British Somaliland);"'No\". S. Abyssinia—I am glad to bo out of jt—is a Christian countrv. It is popu lated by the least pleasing of black ra.ces, and has also a population of witches, wizards, gnomes, goblins, and 3. large and varied assortment of de vils. Even if you refuse to believe in fairies, good or bad, you will believe, when you have travelled in Menelek's land, in the devils of Abyssinia. You can see and smell and hear some of them; and I have even shot one. He was a dust devil, and I shot him four days ago. Do you remember, in the travellers' tales you read as a child (the Bruce and Mungo Par...
PIG POPULATION [Newspaper Article] — Coleraine Albion and Western Advertiser — 5 February 1914
riG POPULATION Discussing the national food supply at a meeting of the National Home Produce Association (England), Mr. ■\lfred Corner, the secretary, said that for everyone in the country to have his rasher of bacon every morning a niff population of 10 millions would be required. There had been practically no difference in the pig population for the last 30 years, but the human population had advanced 10 millions.
OBSTACLES OVERCOME FROM PORTER TO PROFESSOR [Newspaper Article] — Coleraine Albion and Western Advertiser — 5 February 1914
OBSTACLES OVERCOME FROM PORTER TO PROFESSOR Humble rank and poverty, although formidable obstacles to anyone who nlshes to attain prominence in the leirned profession in Russia, have been triumphantly overcome by a poor r.-.an. K. Prokaroff, who, after a fight ygainst odds, has risen from the posi tion oE college doorkeeper to an im portant appointment upon tthe educa tional staff of a university, says, the St. Petersburg correspondent of "The Daily Citizen." M. Prokaro'f. the son of a cook, was a doorkeeper at the Lasareff Institute for the study of Oriental Philosophy. Here he began to interest himself in the study of Oriental culture. He bor rowed books from students and ac quired a knowledge of Oriental lan gauges. Soon he became efficient in matters connected with the science of Orient. For two years Prokaroff studied in tently. His application to Oriental reading wa^, of course, continually in terfered with by his duties as door keeper, but on those occasions when he was stati...
NEWS FOR DEAD MAN LETTER TOO LATE. [Newspaper Article] — Coleraine Albion and Western Advertiser — 5 February 1914
NEWS FOR DEAD MAN lj3tter too late. A clerk, Thomas Barnes Hope, who had been seeking work in vain for five or six weeks, committed suicide at his lodgings in College street, Wands worth. Immediately afterwards the postman brought a letter for him offering him employment. Hig landlady, giving evidence at the inquest yesterday (states "The Daily Express," December 2) said the letter arrived at 1.30 p.m. on Thursday. She took it upstairs, where he lay on the x kitchen floor—asleep, as she thought. At i p.m. he seemed still asleep, and she then discovered that ho was lying dead, with his head in the gas oven. The Coroner said that had Hope wait ed he might have started again and been successful with his new work. In a letter to his son, Hope wrote:— "I am tired of the world, and, with the exception of a few friends, I think the world is tired of me. Please give my friends my deepest appreciation of their kindness to me; I cannot repay thorn. "I hope, Tom, your life will be much happier...
PRINCE AND ACTRESS SEQUEL TO MARRIAGE [Newspaper Article] — Coleraine Albion and Western Advertiser — 5 February 1914
PRiNCE AND ACTRESS SEQUEL TO MARRIAGE The marriage of a prince with a music-hall performer was yesterday the basis of a remarkable action in the Paris courts (says the Paris cor respondent of "The Daily Mail," De cember 5). Prince Auguste of Broglie-Revel married last year Mile. Jane Thylda, a music-hall artist. His brother. Prince Henri of Broglie-Revel, and his uncle. Count Robert of Clermont-Ton nerre, tho well-known sportsman, were, it appears, annoyed by tha mar riage and the family broke off all re lations with Prince Auguste and his bride. The uncle and brother de manded that the remains of Countess Sosthene of Clermont-Tonnerre and of Princess Henri of Broglie-Revel should bo removed from the private chapel of the Castle Of Loroy, where Prince Auguste and his wife live, and re-interred in the family vault in the \ cemetery of Pere la Chaise in Paris. A few days before his marriage Prince Auguste wrote to his uncle an nouncing that he proposed, in order "to regularise his pos...
IRONMASTER'S FORTUNE "UNKNOWN" MAN LEAVES £2,451,393 [Newspaper Article] — Coleraine Albion and Western Advertiser — 5 February 1914
IRONMASTER'S FORTUNE "UNKNOWN" MAN liEAVES £2,451,393 A man who was unknown to the general public in this country, although the firm of whicli he was the head has a world-wide reputation, has left a for tune o£ £2,451,393. He i3 Mr William "Weir, of Klldonan, chief partner in the firm of Messrs William Baird and Co., the Glasgow ironmasters. The inventory of the personal estate was lodged with the Sheriff's Clerk of Ayrshire ^t Ayr yesterday (says "The Daily Express" on December 2). The dofier, on the property will amount to £337.G60. The most interesting of Mr Weir's .bequests Are those to relatives. Mr Havic! Eucan Wallace, his grand nephew, who was married last week to Lady Xdina 'Saclcville, will receive £150.000 and three larlge estate. A similar amount will go to Mr William "Whito'aw. a nephew, several nieces are let; £50,000 each, and other relatives will benefit by amounts varying be tween £25,000 and £5000.
KITCHENER'S GREAT WORK PEASANTS IN HIS PALACE [Newspaper Article] — Coleraine Albion and Western Advertiser — 5 February 1914
KITCHENER'S GREAT WORK PEASANTS IN HIS PALACE A striking picture of the work that Lord Kitchener is doing for Egypt as British Agent-General and of the im pression his picturesque and vigorous Personality has produced oh the native mind was forthcoming yesterday (says "The Dally Mail" of November 29) in conversation with G. N. Sarruf Bey, eon of tho proprietor of the well-known Cairo vernacular newspaper, "Al-Mo kattam, who la now in London on the Arm's business. Sarruf Bey said: The popularity enjoyed by Lord Kit chener in Egypt is wider and more comprehensive than that enjoyed by any of his predecessors. I think one may safely say that Lord Kitchener Is the most popular figure • in Egypt to day. He has made all the Egyptians, from the Khedive down to the hum blest fellah (peasant), realise that he is the friend.of tho Egyptians and under stands their needs. "EL LORD" AND THE VILLAGERS One has only to go across to the Agency in Cairo any morning to un derstand the hold Lord Kitchen...
FRENCH LOAN REPLY TO GERMAN CHALLENGE [Newspaper Article] — Coleraine Albion and Western Advertiser — 5 February 1914
REPLY TO GERMAN CHALLENG3 The French Cabinet, with faith in its strength, proposed a vote of confidence this evening on the question of the £52,000,000 military loan to meet the I German challenge, and the measure was passed by 291 votes to 270 (says the Paris correspondent of "The Dally Express" of December 2). Earlier in the day the Deputy M. Brousse had presented an amendment to increase the loan to £60,000,000 on the score of 1914 budget necessity. Af ter discussion of the Treasury re quirements. M. Dumont, the Minister of Finance, accepted the Brousse amendment. This raised renewed opposition, how ever, and M. Barthou, the Premier, in tervening, declared that he would not engage himself to the proposal to in crease the loan, but held that the £52,000.000 figure was Irreducible. ''If the Chamber does not .vote it," he said, "It will bo another Govern ment which will make the same de mand." Finally the Brousse amendment w&lt;\s [ rejected by a large majority, and just bef...
HOUSES AND LIVES PENALTIES PAID. [Newspaper Article] — Coleraine Albion and Western Advertiser — 5 February 1914
I HOUSES AND LIVES PENALTIES FAID. (By L. G. Chiozza Money, in "Ths Daily News.") The death-rate of the United K'ng dom is 14,000 a year of the population. This rate expresses the averaging or --ome wide variations—variations whicn express the difference between good housing and bad housing. There are places where the death-rate is about 20 per 1000; there are other places where it falls below 10 per 1000. It is easier to -state these things than to bring home to the mind the full re alisation of their meaning. Let me en deavor to convey their terrible Import. To show what a death-rate may be under decent conditions, that of East bourne Is about 10 to 1000. That also Is about the death-rate of Hampstead. It is also the death-rate of New Zealand. What would it mean to the United kingdom if the deatli-rate of the whole country could be reducod to this figure, shown to be a possible figure by actual experience? It would mean a saving in the United Kingdom of 184,000 lives. That is to s...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Coleraine Albion and Western Advertiser — 5 February 1914
MISCELLANEOUS. Tin: first Melbourne judge was appointed on February 5, IS'11. ••UNSEED COMPOUND." The Stockport Remedy" for Coughs and Colds. Of 40 years' proven eUicacy ]t will be 13 years to-morrow since the funetal of Queen Victoria. ,Vl&lt; K Si) PLEASANT TO TAKE. ~ *1 was iiic'lj1h*&lt;1 to be constipated and was always compelled to take a laxative," writes Air. Hv.gh AUXaugh trii. Lnl>c-:k. Vic. "Chanib'rla ill's Tablets were recommended to me and a few doses reliev.d me of this trouble- > some (emiphmu . f think so highly ! iif them illiu now J ?ako an. occasional e, which helps to keep me in j£ood lu-alth." , . For sale by all chemists^ and sxoro keepers, and J). Stewart, Nareen. It's easy enough to be a free thinker if you are not married. MSOliDKllEl) LIVER. ••Far dtscid itr of tlio liver and stow i. J re h no better medicine than !..inb r.aiu'.s -Tablets," writes Airs, .v'-'-ig.J. Va'.sun, Emerald, Q. "I 'iafuT d v, it i b id l.'.-'daches causal by a...
CHAPTER IX. [Newspaper Article] — Coleraine Albion and Western Advertiser — 5 February 1914
CHAPTER IX. The individual may havo a long me mory, but the general public has a short one. Where the general public ■were concerned, the Hasted bank rob bery had ben consigned to the lim bo of forgotten things, though ail un expected, belated development, pro claimed by a sensational newspaper head-line, .would be enough to drag it forth. Men would think for a moment, and say, "Of course!" Then they would recall the case more or less vaguely. "The fellow's name was Stanmore, or Stan-something. What was the sen tence? Five or ten years? He was engaged to be married, wasn't he? Didn't she faint in court, or something like that? A shop-girl, wasn't she?" But there was no oblivion for the mau in the prison cell—he could not consign memories to a limbo. Every. hour, every day, bit memories more deeply into heart and soul—as acid bites into .metal. There were no bru tal warders at Stilchester gaol. The governor was a former army officer and a gentleman. But prison regula tions were priso...
The Heart of a Girl CHAPTER VIII.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Coleraine Albion and Western Advertiser — 5 February 1914
By HENRY FARMER, Author of "The Money-Lender,'' "12a Quiltry Street," "Bondage," etc. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER VIII.—Continued. Queenie's manner of accepting Mi chael Thome's offer of marriage was indeed unconventional. She had im molated herself on the family altar— for the family's sake, or perhaps for the sake of one member of the fam ily—her mother. She might have re fused Thorne, anl left her father, Beryl, and her brother to fend for themselves; left Philip to pay the penalty of his theft Quite frankly, she had grown, to tjate her father; she 'despised her brother. Beryl she loved; but Beryl with her training would have been in a position to earn her living independently of Thorne. But her mother's life depended on freedon^ from anxiety, constant atten tion, and comfortable surroundings. Thorne had supplied the -wherewithal. Had Queenie been free to earn her living she "would have had a commer cial value of about thirty to thirty five shillings a week. The rent of the ro...
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE RECONSTRUCTION OF NAVAL BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — Coleraine Albion and Western Advertiser — 5 February 1914
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE RECONSTRUCTION OF NAVAL BOARD. The completion of tlie Australlai Fleet Unit and the enlarged responsi bilities -which have been assumed bj the Commonwealth Government with regard to naval defence (writes an Australian correspondent to " The Westminster Gazette" on December 17). The personnel that was needed to deal with naval matters during the building up of the fleet and in the initial stages of the organisation o£ Admiral Henderson's scheme was of quite a different character from that which is necessary now that Admiral Patey has arrived in Australian waters and the serious business of training the officers and men of the Royal Aus tralian Navy has been commenced in real earnest. Among the changes which are in contemplation is the reconstruction of the Naval Board. The Government hopes to obtain the services as first naval member of a British Admiral of high standing, who will be willing, for a limited period, at all events, to su pervise the important work of ...
CHAPTER X. [Newspaper Article] — Coleraine Albion and Western Advertiser — 5 February 1914
CHAPTER X. Some meu who leap suddenly from comparative poverty to wealth pro ced at once to indulge in vulgar dis play. .Michael Thorne, however, in. his private life remained more or loss true to the habits of the plodding young clerk. He dressed better; he kept a motor-car as a thing of busi ness rather than pleasure; hut he lived quite simply in an unostenta tious flat with an elderly house keeper and one servant; and the housekeeper could have told one that Mr. Thome wanted an accurate ac count of where every penny of the houselceping money went. But it did not follow that the man did not revel in the power of his money; in his power to control the copper market; to raise and depress and 'baffle his rivals in the same market. In thiB way he got joy o£ his money. More than that. It had purchased a whole family, made absolute slaves and sponges of them; it had purchased htm revenge and a woman. Only one thing beyond its purchase power— love, reciprocity. His chance oX ob taining t...