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Saved by a Jack-knife. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
Saved .by a Jack-knife. - The following strange and ezcit ing ;story .is t?old regarding the steaiinr :.ille de ' ]lavre. Several y:ears ago, on the alfter-. noon .before the ttragedy, it appears a New York la\wyer, M.: Witthans, and niother passeniger -were leaning agiinist Un : talfiail iinder the flag staff at the stern. The second mahn called ,Mr. Witthans' attention to a life-buoy,' so Stiffl- and hard w with coats of paint that, the passenger said, ".it could? not be ' got free without a knife. Mr. `-itthans attempted to move it, but found it gluied hard -aid fast." His friendtook out his knife nndl begaii idily sticking ,it into the soft pine of the flagstaff, till the talki aas interrupted by the dinner gong. Early?: the _next.mniorning," wliile the passengers were.still asleepl the .col lisioni occurred, -and in the panic that followod Mr. Witthans did what he could to get the o-iomen, and cliil dren inito the lifelionts. Front the first he regarded himself as doomed, for t...
UNION TYRANNY. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
UNION TYRANNY? TJio only thine i*hicli~eives.a'minj9 tri which is dgminated by Mr. Ir. vine andi lis' friends.' the slightest ehiiaeye is tlie.' innsnLubko ae'vrann. 'of omi of the., "advaneed'A unionists. fears ago London "unch" had a plc. :ure of a weary looking man who had been well nigh talked to death by an atheist of the vulgar and blatant school. The listener was a sceptic, but when the vulgar atheist had fin ished his tirade lie exclaimed sadly- 'Almost thou nersuadest mhe to be a Christian." Just in the same way the talkative Socialist of the revolu tionarv school almost persuades the average Liberal to be a Conservative. T'ie one thing which may orevent La sir from sweesing the nolls. if an elec tion coles early. is the insistence on preference to unionists in its extreme form.
SMALL BEER LEGISLATION. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
S3iALL BEERt LEGISLA'TION. -Probably of all the mean and paltry bills introduced into any Parliament in the twentieth century. the meanest and the most paltry was Mr. Irvine's Electoral Reform measure. The thing was. and is. simlyv unthinkable. It proposed that there should be no elec tions on Saturday. the only day on which the artisan or the laborer can Ilut un his friends without losing.his waies. It was grossly. laringly un tair. so unfair that no one who khew how to play the political came would have dreamt of submitting it. -Women have come into tlhepolitical irena, and I think that the areat majority of them want to do the honest thing. But most of:them. even. clever .and highlyl eduiatec womein iho knoiw -ll ab6it literature and art. are mere be cinners in politics., It is no reflection on their brain or their character to say this.: The nolitical interest is a new one to them. Now. let any normnal womnli. the kind of womanl most of us are blessed with as mothers, sisters, w...
YOUTH AND AGE. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
YOUTH AND AGE. The writer is not roung. he has played the journalistic game for over thirty years. and most of those with whom he was first associated on the press are in what a Dickens character called their "comfortable graves." That is mentioned in oassing only by way of showing that. from the per sonal noint of view. he has no interest in lauding the younEg Liberals, of whom he is not one. But the. plain fact which the Party will hare to get down to is that the younger men have a grin of the nosition which the ma jority of their seniors do not possess. The young Liberal wants Preferential and proportional voting; he wants pro 'ion made for the old, the sick, the unfortunate: lie has high conceptions of what Australia might he and ought to be. And with its months of office the Cook-Irvine combination has not gratified any one of his asoirations.
POLITICAL IMBECILITY. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
. POLITICAL' IMBOECILITY. The Liberal Party had its majority of one in the House of Riepresenta tives. The electors generally were dis tinctly opposed to the plunge into So cialism proposed by the Caucus but they had still less desire for a hope lessly reactionary policy dictated by half a dozen wealthy fogies at the Mel bourne Club. Everybody who is behind the scenes in oolitics can fill in the names of the rich. but exceedingly foolish old men who control a section of the Liberal Dress. Unless some body has the pluck and the strength to sween them aside Liberalism is going to its Sedan. It is a great pity, for, as has been mentioned before, the younger men of the Liberal Party are doing, splendid work. Very likely young Laborites are doing work as good-that I cannot say, but the for tunes of iournalism have brought me into close touclh with the young men of the Liberal Speakers' Association. Un der. the direction of Mr. John West they have prepared a number of re ports on ereat so...
LOSS OF THE OKLAHOMA SIX MORE SURVIVORS. VESSEL BATTERED IN HALVES. DEEDS OF BRAVERY. (Reuter's Telegram.) New York, Jan. 7. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
LOSS OF THE OKLAHOMA SIX MORE SURVIVORS.. VESSEL BATTERED IN HALVES. DEEDS OF. BRAVERY., (lteuter' 'Telegram.)? New; York, Jan, 7. Six survivors from. the wreck of the tank steamer: Oklahoma. w'hich. broke in half during a fierce storm off Sandy Hook,- reached Noe York to-day on board the -steamer Gregory.. l'ihese men were picked up wi?en' adrift ii the Oklahoma's lifeboat. The death roll is thereby. reduced to 21. Shipping men here ýbelive. that the breaking in two of the Oklahoma was not caused by an.explosion, as was at first suggested,a but that it was sole ly due to-the terrific battering of, the seas during the storm. SNARRATIVES OF SURVIVORS.. ' HEROIC RESCIE WORK. 'ow York, Jnn7.; T'liilling tales' are related br the survivora of,the Oklahoma disaster. Of the ciew .of' 88, 11 manned the boat "and boarded: the steamer Gre gory, which was/.on its wasy to New York.' Others :iannied the second boat, which.disappeared, and were never seen again. Eight stayed on board the Oklahom...
Criminal Identification. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
Criminal Identificatio i. Our dfinger-print, systetm Is gene rally `regarded as the leati wordI ri scientific detectiron of crime ',bit newer method is being `xperimment'ed ; with: Tile great objection to the finger priht" system'- is that; though it. is quite trustwortihyas far as it goes, being,; based on the fact that no two 'people ',in tlhe world ha-e, the.. same pattein on the skin .of their: finger-tips; it is easily renderedliuse less. by Wearing gloves or by hav ing jthe finger-tips 'delihterately doe faced. ' Every crack burglar .knows this nowadays?, "But the newever system will baffle even teli wariest' of burglars. The' idea is 'to photograph the back of the hand of 'every convicted crimi nal. The network of tiny veins on the' back ' of : aman's hand is ,as much pecuiliar to himself. as " the pattern on his finger-tips. The chan ccs are billiopjs to one against two men's hands showing the same ar range:nmnts' of "veins. The photo graph, is taken after the hand has been ...
GERMAN COURT-MARTIAL SHARP CONFLICT OF EVIDENCE CIVILIANS AND OFFICERS DISAGREE. (Reuter's Telegram.) Berlin, Jan. 7. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
GERMAN COURT-MARTIAL 3-X SHARP, CONFLICT OF EVIDENCE CIVILIANS AND OFFICERS SDISAGREE. (Reuter's Telegram.) Berlin, Jan. 7. The chief feature of the ovidenoo to-day at the court-martial at Stras burg on Colonelyvon Reuter was the lharp conflict between the statements of educated civilians on the one hand and army oficers on the other regard ing the behaviour of the inhabitants of Zabern. A number' of civilians, including several judicial officials, testified that they were positive thalt they heard no hooting, shouting- orshissing whil4 the soldiers were clearing the streets and arresting demonstrators. The President of the court vaiply nought to .persuade these' witnesses to qualify their statements. AFRICAN RAILWAY CRISIS MEN ADVISED TO STRIKE. (Reuter's Telegram.) Pretoria, Jan. 7. lMr. H. Burton, the Union Minister for Railways, declares a wrong im pression prevails respecting the ef fcots of the retrenchment policy of the Government in regard to the rail rays. To'date only seve...
Submarine Telephone. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
Submarine. Telephone. What is `probably. the first ' ocean telephone call station is in Platte Fougere lighthouse on a rock lying about a mile- and a quarter to the north-east of Giuernsey, Channel Is lands. The lighthouse, whs:ich has no keeper, is fitted with a powerful fog-signal, ?Worked from shore by means of[ a submarine cable.. In a fog ships creep up guided by the fog-horn and drop anchor near the lighthouse until the fog lifts sufli ciently to enable them to take the narrow, channel to the harbours of Guernsey. In such case any pilot or ship's omcer, by climbing the lighthouse, can ring up Guernsey teleplhone exchange and report his ship. The telephone is reached by climbing a forty-two-rung ladder to the platform outside the lighthouse doors. Before he can leave the lad der the pilot pushes open a trap door which covers the manhole in the platform. The arrangement is such that the pilot cannot open the lighthouse dbor to reach the telephone until he has shut down the trap-...
A Bear-keeper's Peril. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
A Bear-keeper's Peril. -4------. A, keeper named James Murray had a thrilling escape at. the Zoo logical Gardens, Philadelphia, some years ago, while cleaning the cage of the polar bear. This cage, which stands by itself near the south-east entrance, is built of strong iron bars and is about -Oft. in diameter, with a stone dol at the back andtl a taink in thie centre, large enougli for the bear to roll inl. The iron bars slope inward at the top, and form at roof eight feet above the floor, willth t circular opening Uft. in dia mleter over the taank. As is usual when the cage is to be cleaned, Murray drove the bear in to his den and closed the iron grat ing between thait and the cage. lie then -entered, closed and fastened the door, and was playing water froml it hose into the deal, whena, with a ferocious growl, the bear threw himnaself agriinst the grating, which gave way, and lruin rushed upon the keeper. Murray saw ail a glance that. there was only one hope of escape, for hio was...
COUNTRY EDITION. CURRENT NEWS. AGRICULTURAL LIME DEPOSIT. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
COUUiTRYEDITIKON. JR srNT NEW,. IAGIGmIIIURAi LlMlE, DEPOSIT The industry which was recently ce tablishod oear Heywoed for the mar ting of 'agrioultural lime, largo do fosits oflwhich exist in that neigh bonrhood,: i rapidly - asuming- large dimensione. An analysis by the. Gov ernment agricultural chemist reveal ed that this is practically the richest lime deposit in Australia, containingI 07 per oant. of carbonate of lime (rates the Hamilton. "Spectator"). Mr. Rowr. has received an order for 8000 toini of agricultural limo to be ground and sent to Melbourne as early as possible. Apart from its trading value such an order means a decided forward move in bringing under notice the poesibilities of a hitherto neglect ed portionh of the State. The richness of the deposit is apparent, and thae necessity for the addition of lime to most of our soils is undoubted, so that the prospeote for the future. of this important industry are most encour aging. It also gives an impetus to a distrnt w...
DENNINGTON TENNIS CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
DENNINGTON TENNIS CLUB:I A committee has been formed forI the purpose of organising a bazaar to' be held in the Mechanics' lnstitute, I Dennington, on 22nd and 23rd iFebru-1 ary ia aid of the funds of the Tennis Alub. A meeting was recently held, when preliminary steps were takenl for advancing the project, and another meeting is to be hold on the 20th inst: to further the undertaking. All in terested are invited to attend, and it is anticipated that by making a good aiated elforla substantial sum will be: raised. The joint hon. eecretarits areo Mr. Proctor and Miss F. Wilson.
COLAC POTATO CROPS. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
COLAO POTATO OROPS. Owing to the spell of dry weather, with occasional heavy wind, the late notato crops have been considerably affected, and unless rain comes soon they are not likely to recover (states the '"Coln Herald.") The onion crops will also give but a poor return if the dry weather continues. It has however, been an excellent seasoh for hay making, and the returns in most parts of the State have beeoon good, Werribeo being one of the ex ceptions.
WEATHER FORECAST. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
WIATHER FORECAHT. The following' weather foireast wa issued at'nie o'clock: last night for 4-dlay for Victoria by Mr. Huii, the Commonwealth Meteoroloaiat -' "Cjol 'claiwih froinm westwVard .and ,graduallv nreidilni through "straits, preceded bhi??'" some. thimderit?rms; south-w est aind?.: smo idlco.tal show
TO-DAY'S ADVERTISING ANNOUNCEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
TO-DAY'S ADV ETISING: , ANNOUNCEMIENTS. ; M.I G. S. Mackav advertiseos .thi' lie has £15.000'to lend in siinis to' sit hlrroerCs." No cp!imissinu 'v.ill :,b cliareed.'" .; ,*: . .*. ' *; '; lMr. W.. Henderson. Grasmere, inti mates that persons stealing thatch grass from his property, known as Quiglev's. will.-be prosecuted. The -North 'British and Mercantile Insurance Company." who lindertike fire. accident. live stock and plate glass insurance business publish an ad vertisement in this issue., Mr. J. B. Millsom is their Warrnambool agent. STenders are invited by Mri. D: O'Blrien. the secretary, for' improve ments to the Hawkesdalellacecourse. Messr.. T. Redford :andCo...i nier hianits, intimate that the" are buyers of'bsadervand oats.. . Tenders are .invited for supplying maintenance i?etal in' the South Rid in, lShire of Warrnambool. SMr. . JM . Tate. architect; intimnates that the time for receivinh tendersafor additions to the Technical School, has beeni extended to one p.m. on ...
RAINFALL AT CARAMUT. [Newspaper Article] — Warrnambool Standard — 8 January 1914
RAINFAL iATOARK1U'T.I : The followine narticularsof the. rainfall at Caramut for December have been sunplied' v IrT. iW.-Farmer,' of Caramut:-Total for monath;-' inch 43 voints. Rain fell on four days. The total for the correoondinc iionh? 'in 1912 was, iinclt 85 voints. -when rain fell on?iiirie diavs' The .tftal r-iinfall for 1913it Caraniut-'ias 23 inichees - pointse."T