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MAN OVERBOARD [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
MAN OVERBOARD Twcr seamen stranded at Peter borough Station (Eng.) late at night were walking up and down the plat form to keep themselves awake, when one fell over the edge. His companion, believing his friend had gone over board, took a header after him. A badly cut head reminded him that he was on solid earth. There is reason to be lieve that the men were not teetotal lers. First Girl: I like a man with a past. A man with a past Is always interesting. Second Girl: That's true; but I don't think It's nearly as interesting as a man with a future. Third Girl: The man who Interests me is the man with a present; and the more expensive the present is the more interest 1 .ake In It.
HER SUN SPOTS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
tIER SUN SPOTS "A lady of fashion much desired to be present at a lecture on 'Sun Spots' which a great astronomer was an nounced to give." says the "Westmin ster." "Being unable to attend, she wrote apologising for her absence, add ing. 'I am so sorry. I was extremely anxious to hear what you had to say, because I've been a martyr to freckles all my life.' "
TWO WOMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
TWO WOMEN. From Mrs. M. Darcy, 163 St. Leonard's-road, Ascot Vale, Vic toria. "Some years ago, I began to suf fer from various liver and kidney troubles, arising no doubt from a severe cold I contracted about that time, and which nearly prostrated me. From thence on I experienced acute pain in the back and sides, and under the shoulder blades. The slightest pressure on the liver would cause me intense pain. I suffered like this for a long while without any prospect of relief, I having tried so many re medies without avail. As a last re source I decided to try a course of Warner's Safe Cure, which had been highly recommended to me by friends who had derived great benefit from taking the medicine. After taking a few bottles of Warner's Safe Cure my health improved rapidly, and I was soon effectually cured and free from all the pain and discomfort which has assailed me for so many years." From Mrs. Eva Sharrer, 24 Hanover street, Windsor, Vic. "Some years ago I was taken with violent p...
BLACK PRINCE AS MINER SON OF LOBENGULA. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
BLACK PRINCE AS MINER SON OF LOBENGULA. Loben Lobengula, son of the Mata bele warrior-king, died on Monday in his humble dwelling at Pendleton, near Manchester, in circumstances of dire poverty (says "Lloyd's Weekly" of No vember 30). "When a report appeared some weeks ago that "Prince Loben Lobengula" was lying ill and destitute in lodgings at Salford, the British South Africa Company published a statement that they had no evidence to corroborate the man's story that he was the late Mata bele chieftain's son, and that inquiries as to his antecedents were being made in Rhodesia. It is, however, asserted by the Rev. W. D. Rees, vicar of the parish in which the exile has died, that he has no reason to doubt the latter's claim, and that the doubts publicly cast upon it had been a severe shock to the sick man, hastening his end. "The Prince's" story was that he fought under his father against the Bri tish troops in Matabeleland, and that he refused to accept the terms of peace which wer...
RURAL WORKERS' DEMANDS. MEETING OF NEW SOUTH WALES FARMERS. Wagga, Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
RURAL WORKERS' DEMANDS. MEETING OF NEW SOUTH WALES FARMERS. \Vagga, Sunday. The largest meeting of, farmers ever held in the district assembled at Coolamon public hall on Saturday to discuss the demands of the Rural \Vorkers' Union regarding, chaffcut ting rates of pay and hours of em ployment. Over 200O were present, in cluding farmers- of Coolamon, Gan main, Derrain, Currawarna, Marrar and Millwood. Mr. W. P. Dyce, a member of the executive of the Farmers and Settlers' Association, presided. Speakers declared farmers had no quarrel with employes, who were per fectly satisfied with the rates of pay and hours, which were the highest paid in any Jural district of the State. All cutters in Coolamon district and several in 'Ganmain district- have clos ed down, but an effort will hbe made to recommence cutting under the old rates on 1si February. If unable to secure a full complement of men. farmers will co-operate tind man their own plants. The following resolution was ear ried: That a...
RETIREMENT OF LORD DENMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
RETIREMENT OF LORD DENMAN. In the telegraphic column on Tuesday "The Gippslan.d Mercury" informed its readers of the retirement of the Governor-General, Lord Denman. The "Argus" reports the speech made by him at the A.N.A. luncheon as fol lows:-Lord Denman said-"I desire to mention a personal matter which may not be without interest to sonic of those present-a matter, 1 may add, of very sincere regret to myself- that is, that I have resigned the ap pointment I have had the honour to hold, and shall be leaving Austra lia during the course of this year. I do not wish to worry you with reasons which have prompted me to take this step, beyond saying that Indifferent health has been one of them. I can assure you that I .did not arrive at the decision to resign without very careful deliberation, and without en deavoring to be guided by public, ra ther than by private, consideratt ins. I had considered. for instance, as an alternative, whether 1 should ask for leave to return to England fo...
CORRESPONDENCE. THE FIRST CHURCH IN GIPPSLAND. (To the Editor "Gippsland Mercury") [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. THE FIRST CHURCH IN GIPPS LAND. (Tio the Editor Gippsland Mercury") Sir,-In your issue of the 2'Jrd inst. op pears a p.raligitl' ntalning(1?g01Old t'_'ry, icr ,'il~s'il . OcleLti iiO .RV. (. .11. connl r, t.A., is respoiisible, for liltr .t'IliL Jill VIie SUuvilli' ol tne i'r'tuyteriall kuilU'cl in aae p'epsOrgd bY tilL gen tileaii, 'to sres a te*rFitil lixll tieloiIgs tile 1Hot1'" oc bing t£o10 Illst ot aii the ciluries ' to bring the GUspel into tlhs--t that tuiiie-?.Wiil tilli'ry. 't1is stury was ret.ived sonic0 Ii t2 ago lit bairilsiale, and i111 the Lb?.lla.u e "A"lvrntiser tue 11ev. A. a.. tOai.g niust abiy vindicated the tiilllns of tue CiIurlvl ci Liglaiid to i'i.rtVt 01 tlace. Now it appears 1igtill, Iii your coliUlIIIIS. .iiay I Le granted a little space to slate brie a ka te bcts. i1i it "t 'ort t'iii.11iip l'ut.'i?t .it i tLltr 1, 154 , .t lII. I il e. " i'. L P rlity . JiUlZ it- UL Jatelig 110 eer 1g 1iiti, 1 ioii .5 uhitiroh L"UIf I'l' lGUId LLI, ?)1 i ...
TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION AND OTHER MATTERS. GIPPSLAND'S ENERGETIC REPRESENTATIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION AND OTHER MATTERS. GIPPSLAND'S ENERGETIC REPRESENTATIVE. In a recent issue of "'The Mercury'' we published a copy of a letter re ceived by the member for Gippsland, Mr. J. Bennett, from the Postmaster General's Department, in reference to the extension of the nmuch-needed telephone from Delegate. New South Wales, to the mining centre of Ben doe, in Victoria, stating that the line would be erected without cost to re, sidents. We had knowledge that the pioneer residents of North Gippsland, ably led by the secretary of the Ben doc Progress Association (Mr. Shea) had long been urging the construction of the line, but the department had demanded such conditions and pay ments that the residents were unable to face the expenditure. No Govern ment could deny the justness of the claim of Bendoc for that mluch-needed public utility, the telephone; but the iniquitous system of making tile re sidents guarantee all the loss, if any, which the revenue of the line did not c...
MELBOURNE STOCK MARKETS. FAT SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
MELBOURNE STOCK MARKETS. -i'? FAT SHEEP. 30,000 y'arded. Quotatlons:-Prime crossbred wethers, 18/ to 19/6; extra do. do., 2'0/ to 22/, with a few se lected pens up to 25/; good do. do., 16/ to 17/6; second do. no., from 15/; priime crossbred ewes, .15! to 16/6; extra, I7/ to 15/6; few to 20/; good do. do., 13/ to 14/; second do. do., 10/6 to 12/: old and lmaerlor, low conditioned sorts, 7/ to 10/; prime merino wethers, 16/ to 1776; ectra do. do., 18/ to 20/; good do. do., 14/ to 15/; second do. do., 12/ to 13/6; ln ferior and small, 10/ to 11/; prime merino ewes, 14/ to 16/6; good do. do., .11/6 to 13/; second do. do., 5/6 to 10/; inferior and-old, from 4/ up wards.
FAT CALVES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
FAT CALYLS. 650 penned. Best steers and heifers, £5 to £/15/, a .few to £8; good do. do.; £4 to £4/15/; others, from £3 prime calves, 55/ to 70/; good do:, 42/ to 50/; -second do.. 'i/ to 35/i with small suckers from 15/.. A :seriou* blasting acecident occurred in the quarries at Glencoe (S.A.) on Friday. Albert Carthew, contractor, was preparing a charge, when the fuse spluttered and ignited at bar of dyna mite close by. Carthew was terribly injured by the explosion, which tore the skin oft his face, neck, and shoul ders, .and blew the shirt off his back' His . eyesight is believed to be un Injured.' Ha. was ttake to the Mlllii 'e t Hd ".sp:thl, - .
FAT CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
FAT CATTLE. 3.575 yarded. Quotations:-Prime pens of bullocks, £10/10/ to £12; extra do. do., £12/1,/ to £13/17/6; and good dQ. do., £9 to £10; good' light and handy weights, £S to £S/15/; second do. do., t6/10/ to £7/10/; inferior and. lighter, from £5/15/; prime pens of cows, £7/10/ to £8/5/; extra do. do., £S/10/ to £9/5/; odd beasts, to £10 10/; good do. do., £5/15/ to £6/15/; second do. do,, £4/10/ to £5/5!; in ferior, from £3/15/.
"JIM." AN APPRECIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
"JIM." AN APPRECIATION. The Melbourne correspondent of the " Ovens and Murray Advertiser" gives the following not unwarranted sketch of the member for North Gippsland; W\hile a member of the Labor Party and a consistent advocate of Labor Interests, Mr James Weir ?3 'Lachlan is no disciple of the "Down with everybody and everything'' doctrine. There is nothing of the red necktie business about the menmber for Gipps land North. More than once, indeed, the speech and action of the lion, member have excited suirprnse as to how hlie came to be found in the Oppo sition gallery. The tall, spare frame, thin, aqtuline face. tanned to a deep color, and the dark ,lair worn rather long in Bohemian fashion, give Mr. 1' Lachlan a somewhat notanle per sonality. His career has been a varied one. in different parts of Gippsland lie has tried more than one business, at which he had to work hard. All tile samle, hie found time in which to becomne a prolicient Pitnilan shorthand writer-an acquirement h...
SALE POLICE COURT. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28. (Before the Mayor, Mr. M. T. Cullinan, and Mr. T. Johnstone, J's.P.) Drunk on Licensed Premises. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
SALE POLICE COURT. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28. (Before the Mayor, Mr. M. T. Cullin an, and Mr. T. Johnstone, J's.P.) Drunk on Licensed Premises. A man was charged by Ser geant Neill with having been drunk on the Club Hotel licensed premises the previous day. Sergeant Neill deposed that at 20 minutes past 12 noon on Tuesday he found defendant in the bar of the Club Hotel, sitting in a chair asleep, and stupidly drunk. Earlier in the day witness saw him drunk in front of the livery stables in Raymond-street. There were two horses fastened there, and defendant did not know which was his own. Also saw him near the Crown Hotel. By defendant; You were asleep in the Club Hotel bar, and fell on the floor when I got hold of you. Defendant told the Bench that the sergeant had exaggerated, and had exceeded his duty in taking him from the hotel. He was not as bad as the sergeant had made him out to be. He counted out 1002 sheep in the morn ing, and had a few drinks. "I'll put ten bob in the poor-box...
ARMS BY STEALTH CUSTOMS EVADED. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
ARMS BY STEALTH CUSTOMS EVADED. The arming of Ul'ster has been going on quietly fir th, l:Ist five years. At first the riles tpurc'hased were part of a large nntbh'r originally made for the Italian Army, but never actually put into servic owing to the decision to adopt anl imlproved type. These Italian rides I(writes Mr it. Montague Smith in '"T'h I Daily Mail" of Decem her it , of whi-i about 25.000 were ptorchased for Ulster. are not so pre cise as the mlodern service weapon, being lung in thie barrel, with an un lusually large bore and a high trajec tory. Nev'.ertheless they are very deadly weapons. sitooting accurately at a distance of 1500 yards. Each rifle has at clip holding five cartridges. FThese rifles were bought in Ham buriig. and shiipped from there to Dun dee. Leith. Newcastle, and WVest lartlepol. At one or other of those prts they were transhipped to a boat bound for Belfast, often' consigned as hardware. ee.ctrical equipment, or even' pianos. SItCRECY OBSERVED. Thes...
MEXICAN ELECTIONS VOID BEATEN GENERAL COLLAPSES [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
MEXICAN ELECTIONS VOID BEATEN GENEPAL COLIAFSES Affairs in Mexico are still in a state v of chaos. and natters have not been it.proved by (C'onlgress annulling thesre cent Presidential elections and fixing Inew ones for July next isays "Lloyd's \\ eekly." of December 141. e A tolegr'at frot Presidio, Texas, Ssays:--Fortiticatins have been hur n riedly thrown up round Orilnagat in the - expectation that 35,0 rebels, under e Generals Hctrrera :and Urbina, will at Stack that place in a few days. c A telegramn to "I'The New York Times," dated froit 3Marfa on Wednesday, gives a gr'aphie account of the arrival of the Federal refugees from Chihuahua. It says: ''A gaunt figure General Orozco, half fell front his horse yesterday evening, and collapsed to the ground at the Fed eral helad ltuarters at Orinaga. He had been riding night and day since Sun day ill the effort to keep the irregular forces front bolting. lie was *omp.lled to leave the Chihuahua civ.lans at the mercy of thie rebels, \...
GERMAN BUDGET ESTIMATES AND NAVY PROVISION [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
GERMAN BUDGET ESTIMATES AND) NAV Y PROVISION In the Extraordinary Budget Esti mates for the German Empire the ex penditure shows a decrease of £12,966,751 as compared with the last estimates (telegraphed Renter to the "Daily News" on November 24). The Imperial Army Estimates show a de crease of £635,000, and those of the Imperial Navy a decrease of £1.012.000. The sum of £1,957,551 has to be raised by loan, a decrease of £1,072.69S as compared with last year. The following are points from the Extraordinary Navy Estimates: "Of the legally authorised number of ships, two battleships and three small cruisers, as in 1915. were still unbuilt, since for 1911 only ships to replace obsolete units are to be asked for. "'To carry out the navy law, the Extraordinary Estimates provide for the appointment of a vice-admiral in the place of a rear-admiral, eight captains, 15 frigate or corvette cap tains. 32 lieutenant captains. 7S chief lieutenants and lietutenants, and six chief engineers or chi...
STRUGGLE FOR DOG COLONEL AND WOMEN [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
STRUI6LE FOR DO COLONEL AND WVOMEN As the result of a quarrel in the street over a valuable Pomeranian dog, Colonel W\V. 11. Yielding. C.B., D.S.O., C.I.13., of Kent Gardens, Fling, was summoned at Brentford on Tuesday for assaulting Mrs Gordon Sarrar and her daughter, Miss Margaret Bruce Sarrar. neighbors (reports "Lloyd's Weekly," November 30). The dog, it was alleged, was origin ally given to Miss Sarrar, who lent it to Colonel Yielding's daughter: On the latter's death the dog went to the colonel, but ultimately Miss Sarrar got possession of it again. Police Court proceedings resulted in an order for the dog to be given up or a payment of £10 to be made. The £10 had been tendered, but refused. Miss Sarrar said the colonel tried to snatch the (log from-her and her mother in the street, but Mrs Sarrar caught the animal and ran into the house with it. Two police officers corroborated, add ing that Colonel Yielding sat at the bottom of the steps and called Mrs Sar rar "perjurer, lia...
LICENSING BILL DEMANDED TEMPERANCE PARTY'S MANIFESTO. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
LICENSINU BILL DEMANDED TEMPERANCE PAR TY'S M ANI FESTO. A licensing reform Bill for England anld Wales is urgently demnanded by the United Kingdom Alliance. said in furtherance of that demandll a Inlatli festo was issued from headtiarters by the president. Mr Leif Jones. M.P.. according to "The Daily News." The document impresses upoll all who sym pathise with the cause of temperance the vital itmportance ort straighitway using every scrap of influence they possess to bring hlonme to Parlialment and to tile Government the intensity of tile demnlalld for reform legislation. 'There is danger." proceeds the mani festo. "lest because we have beell pa tient we should be supposed to be ill different as to when tile Goverlnlellt will proceed to fulfil tile reiterated pledges upon this qlluestiOll. Nothing coutld he further from thie truth. We have been patient only because we have relied upon pledges too explicit to be imistunderstood or to be brokenl. WIDESPREAD IRESPONSE "Tile introduct...
POOR GENTILITY REMARKABLE LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
POOR GENTILITY .E EMARKABLE LETTERIS. The "Daily Telegraph" published a short communiication from a corres pondent. stating that his datughter found diflieulty in arranging for a sulli cient supply to a business firnm of knit ting and crochet work done at home. It received close on 300 letters ask ing for employment or for further in formation. and many more were de livered in the course of the day. These letters came from all parts of England. London was . of course. largely represented, but the great North and West of England towns. miany of our best-known watering places and quiet villages in many counties sent a substantial contingent. Hundreds of witnesses have here filed their evidence of eagerness to grasp at a possible addition of a few shillings a week to their incomes. Few show traces of the "piin-m ney" spirit: many. on the other hand, have elearly a fight to make both ends meet. Who are these women? Their writing and notepaper give anll unmistakable and pathetic answer. ...