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SCHNAPPS FALSELY LABELLED [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
SCHNAPPS FALSEL7 LABELLED B-jfore a bench of local magistrates ou Thursday last, at St Hilda, Kate Jury (Bay View Hotel, High street) was charged with exposing for sale schnapps under a false trade descrip tion. Inspector Roche gave evidence that he found schnapps exposed for sale on accused's premises in a bottle labelled Wolfe's Schnapps made by another firm than the actual maker. The defence was that when defendant poured the schnapps into the wrong bottle she defaced the label thereon, and her son relabelled the bottle •'Draught'' Accused's plea was ac cepted, and the case was dismissed. No costs were allowed. In the Dis trict Court on Friday last, bpfore Mr V. Tanner, P,M\ Mary Murtagh, licensee of the Saracen's Head hotel, Bourke street, was charged on the in formation of Matthew Campbell Leckie, inspector of liquor, with hav ing on 22nd November last applied to certain schnapps a false trade des cription, namely, "Wolfe's Schnapps.' Informant stated that he.went to the bar of...
PRINCE AND ACTRESS SEQUEL TO MARRIAGE [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 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-Uevel, and his uncle. Count Robert of Clermont-Ton nerre, the well-known sportsman, were, it appears, annoyed by the 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 Sostheno of Clermont-Tonnerre and of Princess Henri of Broglie-Revel should be 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 Pero 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 posit...
HEWTON BENEFIT CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
HEWTON BENEFIT CONCERT. The committeemen who undertook th« duties in connection with the re cent concert given on behalf of Mrs and Miss Hewton, met on Tuesday to discuss the most satisfactory means of distributing the sum raised. Those present were Messrs J. Young (chair) 0. C. Palmer, A. E. Turner, 0. H. Towns,J. L. Barnes, J. Oreenwood and the secretary, D. Williams, The balance sheet, together with a dona tiou of £1 from one of our sympathe tic farmers, showed the receipts to amount to £29, and the expenditure to £4, leaving a sura of £25 to bo handed over to Mrs and Miss Hew ton. After discussion, Mr Towns moved that Messrs Palmer, Young, and "Williams, be empowered to pay the Hewton household 10s n week until such time as Miss Hewton se cures an invalid pension from the Government, and affer that 5s per week ; seconded by Mr Barnes, and carried, Mr Towns moved a hearty vote of thanks to Mr D. Williams and his company for the splendid perfor mance given to tUo.»nblic and the no...
NEWS FOR DEAD MAN LETTER TOO LATE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
NEWS FOR DEAD MAN LETTER 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. His landlady, giving evidence at tho inquest yesterday (states "The Daily Express," December 2) said the letter arrived at 1.30 p.m. on Thursday. She took it upstairs, where ho lay on the kitchen floor—asleep, as she thought. At •} p.m. he seemed still asleep, and she then discovered that he 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 wroto:— "I tan tired of the world, and, with the exception of a few friends, I think the world is tirsd of me. Ploaso give my friends my deepest appreciation of their kindness to me; I cannot repay them. "I hope, Tom, your life will be much happier t...
HUPMOBILE AUTOMOBILES [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
HUPMOBILE AUTOMOBILE Messrs Young Bros. Horsham, Nhill and branches, state that the Utesfc models (1914) are now available. Over 50,000 enthusiastic owners have the belief "that the Hupmobile, in its class, is the best car in the world.'' Mr Alex J. Sutherland, junr, will-be stationed at .Nhill, and will be pre pared to demons tra to the simplicity of the Hupmobile cars, which can be learnt to handle in a few hours. See advt.
THE WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
THE WEA.THER. The weather during the past week has been all that could be desired from the farmer's point of view. Craning up at;d carting operations are in full swing, whilo in some instances wheat growers have finished up the harvest. On Tues day tlio weather was oppressive— tho temperature recorded by the Government thermometer at the local post offico was 90 degrees in the sh;idt% while 101 degrees was recorded on Wednesday. The weather here, I in comparison with previous years, | has been agreeable.
DUCK SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
DUCK SHOOTING. The duck-shooting season opens on Wednesday next, ll'h inst., when all good sportsmon sviil be out with tlie gun. It has been rumored that seve ral so-called "sportsmen1' have been i'l^gally shooting on the district swamps. If this is a fact a prosecu tion should certainly be instituted against persons who take part in this undesirable practice which is most unfair to those who observe the game laws. Next season the members of the local Gun Cub should apply for an inspector of &lt;'n Fisheries and Game Act to be atalio-iud in this dis trict in order that offenders may be brought to justice. A suggestion is made by " Teal" in our original correspondence column, that the busi ness places close all day nest Wed nesday (opening day.)
WATER TRUST RATES. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
WATER TRUST RATES. Eatepayers are reminded that all arrears of rates in connection with the Nhill Waterworks Trust must be paid before February 9 th otherwise they will be placed in the solicitor's hands for collection. Special notice* have already been sent out and the advt which appears in ".another column is simply to remind rate payers that action will be tilcen against them if the arrears are not paid up. At a meeing of the Trmst on last Tuesday evening the secre tary was instructed to pro3eoute for rates in every instance
THE ELECTRIC LIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
THE ELECTRIC 3 LIGHT. The Electric Light Company's em ployees have now completed renova ting the plant and bringing it up to date. Six 100 candle-power lamps have been installed at important traffic points, while the lighting of Macpherson Street, which in tho pasi has been unsatisfactory, has been greatly improved by the installation of the electric bulbs on suspended arms, which now throw a good light all over the street. Altogether the rearrangements of lights has proved a decided acquisition in comparison with the illumination of the thorough fares in past years, Nhill is now one ! of the best lighted towns in western Victoria, and the JLowan Shire coun cillors and officers are deserying of credit for'the interest they displayed in fchejmatter. j ~_j
WORKING MAN ARTIST [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
WORKING MAN ARTIST "Tho Universe" tells the interesting life-story of the "working man artist of Walworth." whose powers have been attracting' attention. Having first seen the light at Man chester in 1S67, Matthew Mooney was taken at the age of three to Glasgow, where he received his schooling at the Franciscan School, South Side. He com menced work as steward on a pleasure steamer plying round the Scottish coast; went later to Manchester and worked in a wine bar: five years later he became valet to Cardinal Vaughan, with whom he travelled; acted as stew ard on a Royal Mail Steam Packet boat; took up a job as a stage hand at iDrury Lano Theatre; and then turned engineer. He is now assistant electrician at the Strand Palace Hotel. Mr Mooney's home is in a "depress ing street" in Walworth. He was 32 beforo he "touched a paint-box." See ing tho scene-painters busy at Drury Lane Theatre, he became suddenly in terested in their work. At every oppor tunity ho watched them spread their col...
HOW THE PUBLIC PAYS [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
HOW THE PUBLIC PAYS At Delhi the Government can give notice to a landowner that they are about to use his land. They are then empowered to buy that land If they need it at its value at the time of the notice. In this way the people of Delhi escape the sort of thing that happens to London when its suburbs are developed. Take one of the latest successes in London travel. The Golder's Green Tube has multiplied by eight the value of land round Gol der's Green (says "The Nation.") And if any public authority has any town planning or development scheme in view, it has to pay some such huge and unjust tax.
"UNWISE, BUT NO ROGUE" [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
'UNWISE, BUT NO ROGUE" An American, Ralph Emerson Burn- §§£ ham, was indicted at Sussex Assizes for unlawfully obtaining credit. Burnham ig§ at one time had an income of £2000 or gl| £3000. Although warned that his bank ing account was overdrawn he drew $|| cheques, the subject of the charge. zM Counsel said that Burnham had espec- $fj| tations of being able to meet the §8$ cheques as two people owed him £8000. Si A detective said Burnham was not a sS man of criminal tendencies. He had W lent considerable sums which had njt v been repaid. Mr Justice Bucknill said 1 Burnham had been unwise, but was not a rogue.. He was bound over to come * up for judgment if called upon. "•
DEVIL IN THE DUST FIENDS OF THE SAND. A stone's throw out on either hand From this well-ordered path we tread, And all the world is wild and strange; Church and ghoul and Djian and sprite Shall bear us company to-night. For we have reached the Oldest Land. Wherein tho Powers of Darkness range. —Rudyard Kipling. The Sau Mountains (British Somaliland), Nov. 8. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
DEVIL IN THE DUST FIENDS OF THE SAND. (By Alan Ostler, "Daily Express' Special Correspondent). A stone's throw out on either hand From this well-ordered path we tread, And all the world is wild and strange; Churcl and ghoul and Djlnn and sprite Shall bear us company to-night. For we have reached the Oldest Land. Wherein tho Powers of Darkness range. —Uudyard Kipl.ng. The Sau Mountains (British Somaliland), Nov. S. AbjsMnia—-I am glad to b0 out of nT f f Christian country. It is popu lated by the least pleasing of black witnhV«an1 ? also a P°Pu'ation of witches, wizards, gnomes, goblins, and jSiL £ and varied assortment of de fi it'i ^ven Jf y°u refuse to believe in 1 fairies, good or bad, you will believe, hmd lraveIled I" Menelek's land, in the devils of Abyssinia. You can see and smell and hear some of them; and I have even shot one. Ho was a dust devil, and I shot him lour days ag-o. Do you remember, in the travellers' tales you read as a child (the Bruce and Mungo Park and Dr. L...
FRENCH LOAN REPLY TO GERMAN CHALLENGE [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
FRENCH LOAN REPLY TO GERMAN CHALLENGE The French Cabinet, with faith in its strength, proposed a vote of confidence th/s evening on the question of the £52,000,000 military loan to meet the German challenge, and the measure was passed by 291 votes to 270 (says the Paris correspondent of "Tho Daily 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 tho score of 1914 budget necessity. Af ter discussion of tho 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 ho would not engage himself to tho proposal to in crease tho loan, but held that tho £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 wr.s rejected by a largo majority, and ju'it before ...
CHAPTER X. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
CHAPTER X. Some men 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 lees 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; but 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. Thorne wanted an accurate ac count of where every penny of the housekeping money went. But it did not follow that the man did not revel in the power of Mb money; in his power to control the copper market; to raise and depress and 'baffle his rivals in the same market. In this way he got joy of his money. More than that. It had purchased a whole family, made absolute slaves and sponges of them; it had purchased him revenge and a woman. Only one thing beyond its purchase po.ver— love, reciprocity. His chance of ob taining th...
CHAPTER IX. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
CHAPTER IX. The individual may have 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 an 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 yeare? 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 man jn 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 Sti-lchester gaol. The governor was a farmer army officer and a gentleman. But prison regula tions were prisou ...
The Heart of a Girl (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER VIII.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
The Heart of a Girl 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 hate 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 freedom 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...
HOUSES AND LIVES PENALTIES PAID. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
HOUSES AND LIVES PENALTIES PAID. (By L. G. Chlozza Money, In "The Daily News.") The death-rate of the United King iom is 14,000 a year of the population. This rate expresses the averaging' of ome wide variations—variations which sxpress the difference between good 'lousing 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. Tt is easier to state these things than to bring home to the mind the full re ilisation 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 'Cingdom if the death-rate of the whole country could be reduced to this figure, shown to be a possible figure by actual experience? It would mean a saving In the United Kingdom of 18-1,000 lives. That is to s...
IRONMASTER'S FORTUNE "UNKNOWN" MAN LEAVES £2,451,393 [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
IRONMASTER'S FORTUNE "UNKNOWN" MAN LEAVES £2,451,393 A man who was unknown to the general public in this country, although the firm oI which he was the head has a world-wide reputation, has left a for tune of £2.451,393. He is Mr William Weir, oi' Kildonan, chief parther 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 at Ayr yesterday (says "The Daily Express" on December 2). The dulies on the property will amount to £337.660. The most interesting of Mr Weir's bequests are those to relatives. Mr David Eucan Wallace, his grand nephew, who was married last week to Lady Idina Sackvllle, will receive .£150.000 and three large estate. A similar amount will go to Mr William White'aw. a nephew, several nieces are ief*. £50,000 each, and other relatives will benefit by amounts varying be tween • £25,000 and £5000.