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BEN JONSON AND JONATHAN WILD [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
BEN JONSON AND JONATHAN WILD An interesting, feature in connectior with the new Middlesex Guildhall at Westminster, opened last December b. Prince Arthur of Connaught, is that some valuable county records- wer, brought back into safe keeping in th' new building. One of these tells th strange story of how Ben Jonson juse managed to escape the capital penalty Apparently in 15S9 he fought a duel with a fellow-actor named Spencer and killed him. He escaped the gallows, but Unde-rwent a brief term of impri sonment, in the course of which he adopted the Catholic faith "on trust," but abjured it 12 years later. There are also many references in the records to Jonathan Wild. There's a great art in accepting things as they are, and making the best of thelil. A pleasant way of taking uin pleasant things wsill carry one success fully over many a hard place.
STAGE BREAKAGES [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
STAGE BREAKAGES The hearing of the action brought by Mir John Ennis Lawson (of "Humanity" fame) against his wife for a declaration that he and not she was the real proprietor of the Cam berwell Empire, was continued before Mr Justice Neville yesterday (reports the "Daily News" of November 3). MIr Lawson agreed that the No. 2 company which played "The Devil's Sunday," in which- his wife took the leading part, made a profit of £20 to £25 a week. And was not the popularity of these sketches of yours largely due to the leading lady, whom you have described as the "Sarah Bernhardt of the Halls?" -Certainly. - It was not true that while he earned considerable sums he lived up to his income. He did not know if counsel was suggesting he was extravagant be cause on occasions he had given a potman sixpence to call a cab. (Laughter). A South African tour was mentioned and allowed £5 a night for breakages and Mlr Lawson said he was paid £200 a week for himself and company. in "Humanity," in whi...
TREASURE TROVE INQUEST SCHOOLBOY'S FIND OF £50. [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
TREASURE TROVE INQUEST SCHOOLBOY'S FIND OF £50. The finding by two schoolboys of a bag of gold led to an inquest by the St. Helen's (Lancashire) coroner yes terday (says "The Daily Mail" of De cember 17) to determine whether the money, £51/10/. was treasure trove. Treasure trove is the legal expression for coin, bullion, gold or silver articles found hidden in the earth, for which no owner can be discovered. Evidence was given that on Thurs day morning, November 20, Reginald Thomas and his brother were crossing some waste land on the way to school. when they found the ,ag, made of crilico. near some turf 'hich appeared to have been pulled up recently. After giving sovereigns each to three com panions, they took the bag home. Mrs Lievesley was attending their mother. who was ill, and she was counting out the sovereigns in the bedroom when Mrs Thomas exclaimed, "Stop a minute. You are exciting me." IMr Thomas came in and took possession of the money. The jury's verdict was that the mo...
SHOOTING STORY FORMER CHORUS GIRL [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
SHOOTINQ STORY FORMER CHORUS GIRL "I shot and killed Marshall Field. Jun.," was the remarkable statement made to the Los Angeles (California) police by Mrs Vera Scott, wife of a Kansas City musician, who was ar rested on a charge of extorting £12,000 from rich residents of Pasadena and Los Angeles (says the New York corre spondent of "The Daily Mail"). After declaring that "all men are easy victims, and I have got money from them without any blackmail," the woman informed the authorities that ne used to be known as "the mysteri ous and beautiful Vera Leroy, the French girl who was mentioned in con nection with the death *of 3tarshall Field, Jun." Mr Field was aged 37, and was the heir to a fortune of £20,000,000 when he died in the Mercy Hospital, Chicago. about five years ago, from the effects of bullet wounds which, according to the statements made by the family. were the result of an accident while he vas examining a new revolver. Mrs Scott declares that she is an \merican and st...
V.R.C. AUTUMN MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
V.R.C. AUTUMN MEETING. Now that we have arrived at the season of "fair autumnal skies, when earth's ripe treasures meet admiring eyes," there is a short truce in the never-ending friendly struggle between nature and man so far as rural Indus tries are concerned. Work on the farm and station, though never at a stand still, yet affords a breathing space, and the annual pay-day, so far as rural producers are concerned, having ar rived, a longing eye is turned towards the metropolis. So as to allow that happy combination between business and pleasure which justifies a little un usal expenditure, the V.R.C. comes forward with its usual autumn pro gramme full of rich things for race horse owners and the public alike. Country visitors and town residents alike can, during that first week in March, throw care to the winds and forget for a while that there are such things as ever~wrangling Parliaments, industrial disputes, or any other of the thousand and one troubles that go to mar the peace...
POETIC HAIRDRESSER [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
POETIC IUIRDRESSER At Pembroke, Wales, George Roch, a hairdresser, was fined 1/ for keeping his shop open on Wednesday afternoon in contravention of the Shops Act. Mr Rloch read the following verse: Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead Thou me on; The Act is dark, and I am all alone, Lead Thou me on: I crave the right to earn my daily bread. If that's refused, I may as well be dead.
RUMP STEAK AS TOOTH BRUSH [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
RUMP STEAK AS TOOTH BRUSH "Healthy back teeth will stand a pressure of 2001b.," declared Mr W. H. Dalamore in a lecture at the Royal Dental Hospital recently. "The ena mel of the teeth is the hardest sub stance in the human body." he added, "'and the harder the food we eat the better our teeth will be. When I was at'the London Hospital I noticed the beautiful teeth of the Russian emi grants. They owed them to the hard bread they eat in Russia. It is even said that if we eat hard, tough food there-is no need of a brush. There was once a Cumberland farmer who cleaned his teeth only on a pound of steak." -?_.- -
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
PH(ENIX ASSURANCE CO. LTD. ESTD. 1782. FIRE. AOCIDENT. EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY. LOSSES PAID EXCEED £85,000,0oO. Loss.. by BUSH FIRES and by LIONTNINO ir ? madb good by this Company. AGENTS WANTED. YIvaiom,. 461 To 471 BOURKE ST., , ome-.: MELBOURNE. OALCETY & CO. LTD.. AOINTLS "I'11 give one of you boys sixpence to carry my bag £o the station," said a cross-eyed man, pausing before three ragged little fellows. " Which one, mister?" piped the boys, in chorus. 'Youh" said the cross-eyed- man. "Which one?" "You " " There was a pause. Finally one lit tle fellow said: S "Say, mister, close one eye an' look at the kid you want, will you ?" SMost df us expect good work from "others. Perhaps the fact that when we do get it we don't show that we ap preciate it is one reason why we are so often disappointed. TO NEWSPAPER PROPRIETORS. SECOND-HAND " TYPE CASES (in Good Order), Lower and Upper, Double and Treble. For Sale, Cheap. COUNTRY PRESS CO-OPERATIVE CO. LTD, THE EXCHANGE, MELBOURNE. ...
HIS OWN SON DISCOVERY OF POLICE SERGEANT [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
HIS OWN SON DISCOVERY OF POLICE SERGEANT Station Sergeant William- Alfred Jones gave evidence at the Wands worth Coroner's Court yesterday- (says "The Daily Express" of December 2), at the inquest on his little son, James Alfred Jones, aged eight, and told a pathetic story of the way he learned of the tragedy. lie was on duty at Tooting Police Station when a boy came to him, and said a little boy had been run over by a motor-trailer in Mitcham road. He told the reserve man to go and see what it was. Shortly afterwards a policeman brought the body to the statfion, and the driver and two boy witnesses, from whom he took statements, came into the charge room. "I obtained a description for circu lation round the stations," said the sergeant. "I read it, and thought it was like my little Jimmy. I then went to the parade. I turned the cover back and found it was my son." The boy had been running between the engine and the trailer, and the coroner commented on the difficulty of intervening...
PLOT TO BREAK PRISON GUARD INCREASED [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
PLOT TO BREAK PRISON GUARD INCRIASED Sensational stories were current in Ihe week of an alleged plot to rescue Stinie Morrison from Parkhurst Prison, where he is serving a life sentence for the murder of Leon l3eron on Clapham Common (states Lloyd's News, Novem ber 30). A stranger with a foreign accent is said to have intercepted one of the patrols outside the gaol, and to have inquired about Morrison's health and the position of his cell. The conversa tion was overheard' by a superior offi cer on the other side of a hedge, and a report has been sent to the Home Office, while the night patrol outside the pris on has been doubled. Another story was that two warders saw Morrison put something into his mouth. It was seized, and was found to be a piece of chewed-up paper. Mor rison was promptly removed to another cell, and when the cell he had pre viously occupied was searched, pieces of brown paper were found, on which, it is stated, details were written of an elaborate plot to blow up...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
WATSON'S NIO0 SUPREME AMONG SCOTCH WHISKIES AGE AND QUAUTY GUARANTEED. JAMES WATSON & C° P DUioDEE.. ~ ROBUR I· TO IN VNTORE PATENTS Obtained in Commonwealth and Else. where for improved methods of Appli ances, Tools, etc., of any description Full Information, Costs, etc., sent on application to A.. O. SACHSE, C.E. AUSTRALIAN WIDOWS' FUND BUILDINGS, Corner Collins and William Sts., MEL'BOURNE. Cheers and " invigorates. Footman: "A newspaper reporter wishes to interview you, sir." Great Aan: "Did you not tell him I was hoarse-could scarcely speak?" Footman: "Certainly, sir. But he as sured me he would only ask questions which you could answer with a nod or a shake of the head." Great Alan: "Then tell him I have a stiff neck." .STAR.H' 41
POINTED REVOLVER BRAZILIAN METHODS IN LONDON. [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
POINTED REVOLVER BRAZILIAN METHODS IN LONDON. A Brazilian subject named Julio Be zerra Cadelcati, 20, of 15 Pembridge square, Bayswater, was charged at West London Police Court ?ith assault ing Paparicoly Nicholas, a Greek mer chant, of 81 Lancaster road, by pre senting a revolver at him and also with being in possession of a revolver withl out a license. The prosecutor stated that on Sunday evening. (report's "The Daily Mail" of December 16) he and three friends were walking along Pembridge-square when the defendant, a stranger to them, pass ed. His friends were talking in Spanish, and the defendant made a remark to them in Spanish. Then when he had gone a short distance further he turned and, taking a revolver out of his hip pocket, pointed it at them, saying, 'Ching, ching," or something-like that, added the witness laughing. The Clerk: What did you do?-Do! Why, we stood still with our hands up. That is done in some parts of the world, I believe?-Yes, I am a Greek, and in Greece,...
COAL MINE K.C. SPENT A YEAR UNDERGROUND [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
SPENT A YEAR .? .tOVND Mr Leslie Scott, .K. ten surprised both his c agues atf Bar and litigants in coal i~n disputed with his "inside knowl " The secret of how he acqu lfjt;,wis. revealed in the Court of Appeal a-2fod-. vember 23, in a case concerning work in a South Wales colliery, when Lord Justice Vaughan Williams asked, after a clear and lucid argument by Mr Leslie Scott: "Have you ever been down a mine?" "I spent a year down one before I came to the Bar," replied Mr Scott. Later Mr Scott said to a representa tive of "The Daily Mail": "When I was reading for the Bar it struck me that a practical knowledge of collieries would be of value to me in my future career. I knew a number of colliery managers at Wigan, and with their permission I was able to enjoy a run of the mines. I have found the experi ence gained in that' year useful on nlany occasions." One who knows Mr Scott well stated that as a young man he was always looking out for practical experiences, and in addition to co...
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
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LAUDER IN PULPIT STORY OF "WEE PIT PONY" [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
LAUDER IN PULPIT STORY OF "WEE PIT PONY" Mr. Harry Lauder appeared in the pulpit at the Anerley Congregational Church, S.E., yesterday afternoon, and obtained an enthusiastic reception from a crowded cdngregation at a men's "open" meeting. It was a case of "house full" (says the "Daily News" of October 24). The famous comedian spoke on his pet subject, the treatment of pit ponies, and gave his audience a little personal history, dating back to the days when, as a lad, he drove a pony In a pit. His pony was a black one, with a long, shaggy mane. "Captain" was his name, and he was "a wee pony for work." One day, when Lauder was seated in the "hutch" which the pony was draw ing, the animal suddenly stopped and wheeled round, and immediately after wards several hundred tons of rock fell from the roof on to the spot where he would have been had the animal continued on its way. "It was through the pit polly that I am here to-day," he said, "and that is why the pit pony will always have my...
The Great Montamor Case. CHAPTER XII. A Web of Intrigues. [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
The. Great Montamopr By ALICE M. DIEmL, Authoress of "The Knave of Hearts," CHAPTER XII. A Web of Intrigues. As Gwendolen remained staring at that ring-speechless-the girl '.urned paler and paler; at least, her illy whiteness assumed a lividity which to anyone who loved her would have been alarming. Why, she was wondering, why had this gipsy wyonan-for she was conm pletely unsuspicious that the fortune. teller was a lady, nlasquerading seemed panic-struck when she looked at her hand? Was the awful story of the last year graven on her pa,m in those intricate lines which she had often examined, with speculation as to their- real import? "What Is wrong with my hand ?" she almost wailed. Gwendolen came to herself with a start. In an instant she bad summoned her self-possession. She shook her head doubtfully. "You must remove that ring-your be trothal ring, madam, is it not?-before I can read your future," she said, re suming her chanting tones and for eign accent. "That ring cries out t...
AUSTRALIA'S CARNIVAL CUP DAY AT MELBOURNE [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
AUSTRALIA'S CARNIVAL CUP DAY AT MELBOURNE The great social season has arrived (writes the Rev. F. C. Spurr, in "The Christian World," December 18). Everybody who is anybody must now go to milliner, dressmaker, tailor, and bootmaker and henceforward, until the end of the season, appear in pub lic places with the great. Dinners, luncheons, "five o'clocks," balls, and every kind of reunion serve to assemble our new artistocracy. Go vernment House, of course, sets the pace and the fashion. It is the ambi tion- of all who asl?ire to a place am ongst the chosen to be received at Government House. It' is intensely interesting in a new countryS like this to watch the evolu tion of the aristocracy. The process is very rapid. That old idea about ten generations being necessary to make a gentleman has no counten ance in this part of the world. Ten years, or less, now suffice. QUESTION OF MONEY It is all a question of moneybags, and money is made with great ease and rapidity in Australia-at lea...
"SOULS UNDER DOMINATION" [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 26 February 1914
"SOVULS UNDER DOMINATION" "I have come across men and women j in this neighborhood who are afraid to go to the church of their choioe afraid to go to the church they love above all others-because their souls as well as their bodies are dominated by the will of their employers," declared the. Rev. Frank W. Collyer, Congrega tional -Minister at Godalming, at a meeting of the West Surrey Free Church Coutibil. ++ _
FOR COW FEEDING. [Newspaper Article] — Shepparton Advertiser — 2 March 1914
A mixture of peas and oats is :oming into increasing use among ]airy farmers in America as fodder :rop. A practical correspondent :nu advises:--"Canada field peas !nd oats make excellent enilage mnd mature'earlier than maize. Feed 35 to 40 lb of ensilage and all b:e clover and oat straw they will :lean up. A mixture of 400lb naize, 200lbs oats, 2031b bran, and 013?b of cottonseed meal go well with the ensilage and clover. The naize and oats are better crushed. reed the cows lib of this mixture or every 4 to 41lb. of milk pro luced daily. The oat straw can be ed after the cows have had the ipportunity to eat all the hay they want,"