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EGGS AS EVIDENCE [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
EGGS AS EVIDENCE Charged with being drunk and dis orderly and using bad language, a young man at Highgate (Eng.), con tended that it was impossible for him to have thrown himself about in the manner alleged. He had six eggs in a bag in his pocket at the time, and only two were afterwards found to be broken. These, he said,l were smashed when he was nto.e to sit down at the police station. The chairman said there seemed to be a doubt in the case, and the defendant would be discharged.
KING TO THE RESCUE GRAND DUCHESS IN DISTRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
KING TO THE RESCUE GRAND DUCHESS IN DISTRESS. King Alfonso proved himself to be a friend in need to the Grand Duchess Cyril in the Bois de Bou logne this morning (says the Paris correspondent of the "Daily Mail" of December 121. IHe had driven out to the Bois accompanied by an equerry to join in the new fashionable pas time of Paris known as "le footing." a brisk walk along the broad avenues, which just before noon are thronged with well-known people seeking aon appetite for luncheon. The King got out of his car in the Allee de Longehamps and set off at a vigorous pace. Before he had gone far he caught sight of a lady looking into the dark woods on either side of the avenue with an expression of distress on her face. It was tile Grand Duchess Cyril, wife of a cou sin of the Czar. King Alfonso hurried up to her, raising his hat. "How do you do. Duchess?" he said. "Have you lost anything. I thought you looked anxious." The Grand Duchess was almost in tears as she bowed and touched the...
AIRCRAFT GUN IN ACTION KITES SMASHED BY SHELLS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
AIRCRAFT IUN IN ACTION KITES SMASHItE:D BY SHELLS Further trials with the aircraft des troying gun at the Needles Battery. Isle of Wight, took place yesterday (says "The Daily News" November 29). Bursting shells or shrapnell were fired. The targets, three box kites, were towed down the Channel against the wind by the destr oyer Nubiani. and when at a height of over two thousand feet and about a mile out to sea tiring conmmnenced. The projectiles were spec ially constructed to give off a trail of smoke to show their course in the air, and this device worked splendidly. Two or three at first were a little short, but then the gunner found the range, and shell after shell exploded close to the target, two of the kites being smashed. For a second trial of a nIew weapon tunder entirely fresh eonditions the shooting appeared to be splendid. It demonstrated the havoc which could be played with aircraft at the height usually attained. The kites were rocked violently by the bursting of the sh...
£10,000 ACRE SLUM SCHEME [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
£10,000 ACRE SLUM SCHEME Mr William O'Brien, vice-president of the Dublin Trades Council, stated at the Dublin housing inquiry on Novem ber 24 that a great number of workers could not pay economic rents. Where rent was paid under present conditions the money given to the landlords should go for food and clothing. Instead of building on the outskirts of the city and securing cheap fares, the corpora tion preferred to buy slum property at £10.000 an acre, in order to enrich slum owners.
A GREAT INCURSION [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
A GREAT INCURSION i''e had a great incursion of rich : In: Into the business, or rather the pi::-,uit. of landowning. and they tlr. lcen to do for considerable parts C, ESngland what they have already done to the Highlands of Scotland. I e.. convert them into pleasure grounds without thought for the interests of agriculture or of the population living on the land." says Mr Spender in his "Letters to the Antipodes" in the "Westminster Gazette."
"TIDE GRAVE OF THE SOUL" [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
"TIHE GRAVE OF THE SOUL. " According to the Cairo correspondent of the 'Manchester Guardian," Cairo seems to be in a bad way: Burglaries, -robberies with violence, and thefts are the order of the day. Side by side with the military regime there is a laxity of morals which is allowed to go on quite unchecked. The numbcr of cafes in Cairo is remarkable, and fresh ones are being constantly opened. In some streets leading off the principal street there are nothing but cafes. At some .of the music-halls and theatres pieces of the grossest immorality are given. "Cairo is the grave of the soul." said Bishop Blyth, and the opinion of the correspondent is that he was not far wrong.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
ASSURA NE 00. LTD. ESTD. 1782. FIRE. ACCIDENT. :MPLOYERS' LIABILITY. i.C- :S PAID EXCEED £85,000,00o, I' ;s bv BUSH FIRES and by LIQMT~iIN are made good by thil Company. AGENTS WANTED. Sw 461 To 471 BOURKE ST., '- :r MELBOURNE, DALC57Y & CO, LT.,. AfII&TS. Prentice-st. East St. Kilda. September 2. 191S. Mr. Brin.-I, a mother of eleven chil Iran. write to hel if possible hard-work ing mothers who have young children at tending school. I think you should make known your Pedio Pomade for the head. Its effect is miraculous. My girls attend the Windsor Convent School. and their heads have been shown as an example tf rood. the effect of Pedic Pomade. In !ts'ice to mothers who, unfortunately. bhve to go out workine it should he s iore renerally known. I give you with * heart and a half permission to make g.': use you wish of this letter.-Youra. (Mrs.) ALICE O'CALLAGHAN. ?.dic Pomade for the head destroys Vp- nin and Nits: Is sold by all Chemists V·: Stores. or posted by T. ...
ELOPEMENT MYSTERY [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
ELOPEMENT MYSTERY T'h r a ,t n, a'cnarkable sequel t. :1 r w?ni" ' :lrway wedding at Paxtotn, j:&lt;t ,\a, the Scottish border in Bertiksri:e _says the "Daily E Two mo ntt'h' ag.t the bride disap peared front her home in England, and this w "-k her father visited Berwick and int, rt ie ed the driver who drove the runaetat couiple over the border, where they declared themselves man an2d wif, before witnesses by the road side. The br-ide thell went home to her 'iarnts and told themn she had been m rril in Scotland, but did not disclose the nlame of her husband. She s.ave'i : fortnight with her par ents. and then left, and they have not hc?'l'[ ?" ,i ltc'l ace.t'O The father described to the driver a man wthomat he t-utght might be the hridoegr, m, lut the description did not correspondl to the actual brideg?roon Inquiries were also madie at Berwick railway station if thero -'were ity itn tias on the young couples luggage, but no light coull be thrown on the matter there, and t...
THE ONLY WAY HOME RULE PROBLEM. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
TIHE ONLY WAY HOM1E RULTLE PROBLEM. Two notable speeches by Sir Edwvard Carson and the Prime Minister have brought this solution perceptibly nearer. Both are regarded as of the highest imliortance, and "The Times" says that Public Opinion is undoubtedly right in hailing Mr Asquith's speech at Man chester as a notable landmark in the lime Rule controversy," HOPEFUL DECLARATIONS. Sir Edward Carson, having laid down certain prelinminary conditions to any settlement, the Prime Minister, at Man chester, said: 1 don't find anything in any of them with which in principle I should b'e dis posed to quarrel. "'I regard those declarations, com ini from the quarter from which they do. as a significant and hopeful feature of the situation, and I cannot but ex ipri"s a belief, and more than a belief, an .xpectation. that discussion, freely and frankly carried on on the lines whiih I myself indicated at Ladybank on the one hand and on the lines which Sir Edward Carson indicated in his Mianchester ...
POSTAGE STAMPS DUTCH CENTENARY [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
POSTAGE STAMPS DUTCH CENTENAIRY (By Fred J. Melville, in the. "Daily Telegraph.") In the early part of this year thert was added to our albums one of the finest series of stamps of historical as sociations ever issued, in the Russiam set commemorative of the Tercentenar. of the Romanof dynasty. Now, towards the close of the year Holland has emulated the example o1 Russia, and has issued a set of stamp. to mark the centenary of the accession of William I. to the throne of the Netherlands. The Dutch series does not present the variety of portraiture. not the same attractiveness of design and color, found in the Russian series, but the stamps are well engraved and printed by the historic firm of Enschede and Sons, of Haarlem. They are of large, upright, oblong shape, and depict portraits of William I. and his successors of the same name down to the present occupant of the throne, Queen Wilhelmina. The values, with their respective portraits and colors, are 2% cents., deep green on gree...
MODERN WITCHCRAFT BLACK ARTS AND CHARMS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
MODERN WITCHCRAFT BLACK ARTS AND CIHARMS. Bent on a quest for further evidence of the survival of witches and witch craft (supplementing the interesting information published in these Lolumns on the authority of the editor of "F,,lk Lore"), says the "Daily News" re presentative of November 17, had the fortune to find his way Into a veritable museum of magic. In a ground-floor study in a Croydon villa, Mr Edward 'Lovett, a well-known member of the Folk Lore Society, has set out, so far as room permits, some of the fruits of thirty years' investi gation into the popular beliefs and su perstitions of many lands. Mascots and amulets in a hundred different woods and metals crowd the walls; cabinets are packed with speci mens collected from every country in Europe: shelves strain with voliumnes on folk-lore and anthropology: and rows of manuscript books record the result of their owner's researches. Among them all Mr .tvett ltcmoves quickly to and fro, laying now on this treasure, now oni...
THE BLACK KNIGHT CLEANING NEEDED. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
THE BLACK KNI(lillT CLEANING NEEDED. It must be rather trying to )be a statue. People can stand and stare at you ,and even comment upon your personal appearance, without expos ing themselves to any charge of rude ness. No sense of delicacy restrains them from suggesting, if the idea strikes them, that you are dirty and uncared for. That is what is troubling Sir Henry Irving just now (says the "Westminster Gazette.") Sir Henry's situation is one that befits him thoroughly. As an artist he has no compunction in turning his back on the National Portrait Gallery. As a shrewd, sensible man, essentially modern, he fixes a rather anxious gaze upon the motor 'buses as they dash towards him down Charing Cross road, wondering, no doubt, when one of them will fail to answer its helm and dash itself against his pedestal. - Like every other actor-manager, he has cast aside the trammels of the theatre, and wears the frock coat that, a few years ago, stood for eminent respectability, with the doct...
NAVAL HOLIDAY APPEAL FOR AGREEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
NAVAL HOLIDAY APPEAL FOR AGREEMENT. Berlin, November 17.-The "Frie denswarte," the organ of Geriu:in and Austrian Paciflsts, contains an article by the naval publicist Cap tain Persius, in which an unquali fled appeal is made for an agreement or understanding on the basis of IMr Churchill's recent speeches (writes the Berlin correspondent of the "West minster Gazette" on November 17). Captain Persius has lately been identified with the "Freisinn," quasi Pacilist Press; and his views are cer tainly not the views held in authori tative circles; but as he criticised severely the details of Mr Churchill's Guildhall speech, his approval of the principle of the British initiative has some weight. PRESS ATTITUI)E. Captain Persius protests against the attitude of the Press towards the Churchill speeches. He puts it down to the fact that newspapers cannot resist the unpaid articles supplied to them by the Navy League. This ex planation goes too far, because there are many independent newspap...
ENGAGING A HOUSEMAID POET'S CHOICE [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
ENGAGINO A HOUSEMAID POET'S CHOICE (By P. H., in the "WVestinister Gazette.") ('harles is a poet. He isn't at all the kind of person who has long greasy hair, an absent air, and very bad manners. No, I am glad to say that from the outside no one could possible guess his poetical tendencies. He also never does eccentric things, such as talking aloud to himself in the streets, or walking down Bond-street with a tame flamingo on a piece of ribbon. The only occasion on which his be havior was not absolutely normal was when he engaged a housemaid. This doesn't sound at all poetical, but really it was most romantic. Of course he wasn't thinking of en gaging anyone at the moment. He had a perfectly good housemaid. It was, only afterwards that the other one came. But this is getting so involved that I shall begin at the beginning, and explain what really happened. Charles is accustomed to have an early breakfast In his study, which look9 out across the street on to a hideous church, and fur...
LONDON CURFEW HOTEL MANAGERS' COMPLAINT [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
LONDON CURFEW HOTEL MANAGERS' COMPLAINT The growth of the supper club and the cult of the new Bohemianisin in London are having an effect upon the big hotels and restaurants of the West End. All the places which for years have made a feature of after-theatre cater ing-the Savoy. Romano's, the Carlton. the Piccadilly, the Cecil, and Prince's are feeling the consequences of a movement which every night takes from five to six hundred peple to supper and dancing at the snmart night clubs recently established in theatre land. A meeting of the London Hotel keepers' Association to-day gave at tention to the prolblenm of how to meet the new competition that has arisen with the Tango craze and the tendency of society to indulge in early morning revels (says the "Evening News" of December 5). THEATRE RUSH The situation, almost in a nutshell. may lie gathered from a conversation overheard outside one of the West End theatres last night. "What do you say to supper at the -?" (a well-known hotel...
LIFE LOST FOR A PENNY [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
LIFE LOST FORl A PENNY Inadvertently travelling on to Mark lane station instead of alighting from the train at Aldgate East, it was said at a Southwark inquest yesterday (says the "Daily Mail" of November 25), James Mallett, thirty-eight, laborer, refused to pay a penny excess fare. ieo crossed to another plat form and was entering a moving train - not the one he wanted - when he fell between the footboard and the platform and was killed. A verdict of Accidental Death was re turned.
KIMBERLEY SEQUEL TO LIBEL ACTION [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
KIMBERLEY SEQUEL TO LIBEL ACTION On behalf of Sir Josepn Robinson, Mr R. D. Muir on WVednesday asked Justices Bray and Lush to grant a rule nisi calling upon Mr Frank Har ris, editor of "Modern Society," to gether with the printers and publish ers, to show cause why a writ of at tachment should not issue against them for contempt of court (says "Lloyd's Weekly" of November 30). Counsel said articles were published in "Modern Society" with reference to Sir Joseph and Mr Louis Cohen on November 1 and S at at a time when a prosecution for alleged perjury was proceeding at Bow street at the in stance of Sir Joseph against Mr Louis Cohen. The articles, said counsel, were in two sets-one praising Mr Cohen and the other condemning Sir Joseph Rob inson. There was also a threat to publish a series of articles with refer ence to Sir Joseph's companies. There was no doubt, said Mr Muir, that the articles referred to the pro secution of Mr Cohen, who some time ago was a defendant in a libel act...
VICAR SUED FORMER ORGANIST COMPLAINS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 30 January 1914
VICAR SUED FORIIMER ORGANIST COMPLAINS. . The Lord Chief Justice had another slander case before him yesterday, a clergyman of the Church of England being the defendant in this instance (says the "Daily News" of November 22). Mr Ernest Hartley Ford, for 15 years organist of St. John's Church. Ealing, sued the Rev. Julius James Summer hayes, vicar of that church, allegfng that the vicar had slandered him by saying that he was addicted either to drink or drugs, that he had been guilty of using blasphemous language in the church, that he had brutally ill-treated a. choir boy, and had his meals in the church. Mr Summerhayes pleaded that the words were not spoken, and, in the al ternative, if they were spoken they were tittered on a privileged occasion and without malice. Mr Ralph Bankes. K,.C., stating the ease for the plaintiff, said that in the 15 years Mr Ford had been choirmaster the vicar had only written one letter of complaint. On February 10 of this year the plaintiff received a...
CULTIVATION OF COTTON. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 February 1914
CULTIVATION OF COTTON, Among the many investigations made illn AAuralia by the Dominions' Royal Commissionl noneo has aroused more interest in Scotland (says the "Glasgow Herald ) than the conclu sions regardinig the cultivation of cot toil in tilhe Cojlonwealthi. For some titne the Couionoiiwgs.lth Government has been negotiating with the British Cotton-growing Association, with the object of establishing and developing the cotton Industry in Australia, es pecitlly in the Northern Territory, and the statement that an agreement has beeln reached between thile Association and the Federal and Queensland Gov ernments has given considerable sat iseactioli overseas. There has been soime suggestion, the Glasgow journal states, that in the past the Associa tion has not given Australia a lair share of attention in tile way of as sistirng the development of tropical areas. The suggestion was resented by the Association, which, in a letter to the Royal Coiimission, expressed its desire to pro...
WELL AND STRONG. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 3 February 1914
WELL AND STRONG. What a grand thing it is for women to fool well and strong! The Ladies' College of Health has brought for ward a home treatment that has re stored thousands to health at a trif ling cost. Those interested can find out all about it if they send two penny stamps to Dept. 45, Ladies' College of Health, *16 Elizabeth-street, Melbourne. Our Sydney correspondtent writes: Sir William Lever continues to ven tilate same ideas that are calculated to make Conservatives ''sit up." On the question of town-planning, he maintains that loss of health is a much more serious thing than loss of money. Hle advocates very stringent action, even to thile extent of acquisi tion by the Government of suburban lproplerty, in order to ensure that there shall not be more than ten dwellings to the acre. There can be no doubt that fever beds and slums have been allowed to grow ulp. This has been partly due to the pressure to obtain shelter of any kind, and partly to the unwillingness of property...