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ARSENIC IN THE NAIL PARINGS. AN EXHUMATION. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
ARSENIC IN THE . NAIL PAR INGS. AN EXHUMATION. By order of tho Homo Secretary, the body of Mrs Catherine Powell, who died at her residence In Penarth road, ^Cardiff, on 14th April, was ex humed. - It appears that Mrs Powell — a tall, strong 'woman — was a victim of al coholism. She complained of severe internal pains, arid . a. local doctor treated her for two months for peri pheral neuritis. During her illness the doctor . observed a certain unusual . symptom, and with commendable j foresight pared her nails. He con suited a specialist, and the parinSs -i were submitted to analysis, and the ...; . Home Office were communicator -with. Mrs Powell died in tlio presence oi 'KefrcxMi.. Mr'.}.' Powell, and the doc tor certified as the cause of death peripheral neuritis . and cardiac syncope.' ' , . ? The result of the analytical exam ination of thc paixings was that arsenic was found in comparatively large quantities. Tho exhumation was ordered by tho Home Ofiice with a view to determine...
A SAD OUTLOOK. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
A SAD OUTLOOK. One wonders how many fellow citizens In this 'Merrle England' of ours have no capital and no chance of saving any; who, well or ill, have to stand to their work, knowing the eyes that are on them, the fines waiting to be inflicted, tbti notice to quit which hangs over Tnem; who shudder at the thought of growing old, knowing this to be the un pardonable sin; who are without joy In the present and with no future that will bear looking at! — 'J.B.,' in the 'Chris- tian World.' v:.
TRAGEDY OF TWO BROTHERS. A RUSSIAN STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
TRAGEDY OF TWO BROTHERS. A RUSSIAN STORY. In December last a large crowd or people stopped Constable Syrmel at Frauenburg, near Riga, and forced him to give up his sabre and revolver. On reporting the event to his superiors the policeman mentioned that among his assailants was one Leppe, whose Chris tian name, however, Syrmel did not know. A 'punitive expedition,' under Colonel Vizivov, was despatched to Frauenburg, and began arresting right and left. _ ~^(-r Among the captured was. one Jacob Leppe. While a good many of the other suspects were shot without much ado, there arose a difficulty concern ing Leppe. ±ie had a brother; which of the two was the guilty one? The wise colonel, being eager that justice should be done at any price, gave orders to execute both brothers. At this juncture, however, the old father of the two young men appeared on the scene and threw himself at Vizivov's feet. 'I am an old servant of the Czar and our fatherland!' he exclaimed, half choked with sobs. '...
AN AMERICAN COUSIN. AT THE OPERA. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
AN AMERICAN COUSftl. AT THE OPERA. | Ilenry do Halsalbc writes in the London ' Daily News' : — I ' I am afraid you'll think mo rude,' said my American cousin Cora, ' but I caunt sit ns still as I should do when I am hero at thc Opera. It's impossible. Every yoar, | now, in London, someone or other ( writes to tho newspapers and com- , plains of the talking. that goes on in these stalls — wal, I think it's just . that talking that proves Englishwo men aro still mentally healthy. Mind you, it may be recly vurry rudo, but what I should like to know is — how caan a woman or a man with a healthy mind be expected to sit here in the dark listening to ' Der Ring des Nibeiungen' for near on five hours, without showing some sign of ennui or restlessness ?' ' You are not a Wagnerian cn Ihn.' iast ?' ' I thaank my staars I am not.' ' Why do you come ?'? ' Wal, one thing, mumma insists upon it. She says every well-bred Anuirrican girl should know every thing about Wagner, although, mind you, mum...
MEDIUM'S PROPHECY. FULFILLED BY DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
MEDIUM'S PROPHECY. FULFILLED BY DEATH., ' A spiritualist medium's prophecy was fulfilled In a remarkable manner re cently by the death of Antolne Fleurler, who was killed at midnight by a motor car. M. Fleurier, who was himself a spirit ualist, was dining last night with some bachelor friends, who noticed that he was downcast and silent. They rallied him for being glum, when M. Fleurier said he had been told by a medium that he would be killed by a motor-car at midnight that evening. '1 have arranged all my affairs, and made my will,' he said. 'And before leaving you all to-night I shall say good bye to you for ever, for I am certain you will never see me alive again.' Everybody tried to laugh M. Fleurier out of his fears, but without success. After the party broke up at 11.30 M. Fleurier and a friend who lives In the fame r.e'.ghtor'rpod failed to find a cab. They started to walk home together, and had not gone far when the hoot of a' motor-car horn v. a? heard as they were crossin...
DANCING MEN. HOSTESSES SUPPLIED. NEW LONDON PLAN. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
DANCING MEN. HOSTESSES SUPPLIED. ? : NEW LONDON PLAN. 'Wall-flowers' are scarce this season. No longer does the nervous debutante spend the best portion of the evening supporting the walls of London ball rooms waiting for the partner who re fuses to appear. There is, in short, a very good supply of dancing men, as compared with last season, and this fact has induced many hostesses who would have formerly dreaded the ordeal to give dances. But What people are asking is the secret of - this sudden energy on the part of danc ing men. It is, as many rejoicing hostesses know, the result of better organisation. ' Certain clubmen who 'feed' . hostesses With eligible young men have redoubled their efforts, and also their 'dancing lists.' / 'Replying to yours of the 15th inst., writes the clubman, I enclose a list of twenty dancing men. I think you may safely rely on twelve.' And the hostess heaves a sigh of relief. Then the Brigade of Guards, urged on by one or two enthusiastic officers, ha...
THE CAVE DWELLERS. OF THESE LATER DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
THE CAVE DWELLERS. OF THESE LATER DAYS.' A mail with face worn and long by hours of work and little sleep sits be fore a block In a cellar. Chop, chop, smash, and the split plank drops. All day he is in the dim light, chopping up ? packing cases for firewood. He is ot Billingsgate Market each morning by ; four, and fetches and carries till eight o'clock. He earns a few cappers, and I occasionally some empty cases — these he takes back on his barrow. He pushes his cap further back, and rubs a hand blistered and cut over his ? unshaved chin. Work from 3.30 in the morning till midnight, and then only to take enough to pay the rent of a fur nished room and the use of the cellar— ' Is 3d a day — and perhaps have nothing all day except fish and bread. Gas stoves had sjoilt the demand for loose , firewood, and people expected so much for a penny. ; His wrists ore stiff with rheumatism, and he wears a leather band on one. The heap of split wood grows higher, and he pushes It on one side. He...
EX-PASTOR'S DOUBLE LIFE. TWO WOMEN DECEIVED. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
EX-PASTOR'S DOUBLE LIFE. TWO WOMEN DECEIVED. The matrimonial adventures ot an ex ciaptlst minister were further investiga ted at Aston Police Court, when David Botteril Gardner was committed for trial at the assir.£\, on a charge of bigamy. Mr Wilson, who prose:utei, said that J In September, 1877, the prisoner, who was then a Baptist minister at Stantonbury, Bucks, married Annie Newman, the daughter of a Coneresrational minister. the marriage taking, place at Salter Hall »Jhap2l, Islington. He left the ministry and became an ac countant, his change of vocation, how ever, resulting in his becoming bankrupt in 1905. At his public examination in bankruptcy it was sUted that he had spent L25G8 18s lOd on a- woman to whom he had promised marriage, this being Miss Xlrrage, with whom he Is now charged with having committed bigamy. ? His double life having been revealed In the Bankruptcy Court, the prisoner, said counsel, began to tell a serl?s,of lies, both to his wife and to Miss Kirrage...
REMEDY FOR MOTTLED BUTTER. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
REMEDY FOR MOTTLED BUTTER. If, after standing a few hours, the but ter is found to show a mottled appear ance, this can be overcome by putting it on the worker and giving it an addi tional working. The mottled appearance (says an exchange) indicates that some step in the working of the butter has not been thoroughly done. It is due to an uneven distribution of salt, and possibly tr- the nresence of casein that has not been washed from the butter, the action of the casein forming lighter spots in the butter. The best remedy for mottles is j to thoroughly wash the butter when it is in granular form before the salt is ad ded, and then to work it until It has reached a waxy condition; |
MILK AND TUBERCULOSIS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
MILK AND TUBERCULOSIS. At a recent meeting of the Academy j of Sciences Dr. Calmettes, director of the Pasteur Institute at Lille, France, | after a series of minute observations, ! placed before the Academy a proof of | the transmission of tuberculosis to. a man by cow's milk, and even, what Is more serious still, by sterilised milk. | Contaminated cow's milk does not transmit tuberculosis to the healthy and strong person, but It certainly does in the case of the sickly, or those who are already predisposed by heredity. | Sterilisation, which up to the present ? has been considered so efficacious, is, Dr. | Ofllmettes contends, no longer satisfac tory for rendering milk from a tuber- ? culous cow harmless. The use, therefore, of milk, even sterilised milk, yielded by i tuberculous cows should be prohibited j as food for man, sterilisation by heat not sufficing * remove all danger from this milk; and the use of these milks (even sterilised) yielded by suspjeted or tuberculous cows s...
FARM AND FIELD. CRACKED HEELS IN HORSES. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
FARM AllS FIELD. CRACKED HEEI-S IN HORSES. The first Indication of cracked heel Is that the horse will be noticed a little stiff In the morning coming out, of the stable. This stiffness soon goes off, but next morning the swollen and tender heel Indicates that the horse moves with difficulty. It is at this stage that a poultice Is invaluable, but the majority of stablemen will ask for an ointment — the least desirable form of medicament in cracked heels. The inexperienced will do well to bear in mind the fact that a horse's skin is much more easily scalded than their own, and not use a poultice i or clean water hotter than they can comfortably, bear the naked elbow in. | An ounce of powdered charcoal, in a ( poultice of equal parts of scalded bread and turnips or other 'roots,' is a good one, or half bran and Unseed meal; but not bread alone, as It goes bad, unless an antiseptic is first put In. TJie desired re sult will generally be obtained by twenty-four hours of poulticing, and ...
ENGLAND'S WORST VILLAGE. MR. RIDER HAGGARD'S IDEA. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
ENGLAND'S WORST VILLAGE. . MR RIDER HAGGARD'S IDEA. Mr Rider Haggard gave a vividly pic turesque description the other day of the wretched housing conditions which pre vail In some rural districts in England. Mr Haggard was the principal witness before the ^Select Committee which is considering the. Housing of the Working Classes Acts (Amendment) Bill, and he explained that inquiries which he had made showed him that housing was gen erally defective in rural districts. 'The worst place I know in this re spect,' Mr Rider Haggard continued, 'is a village— I prefer not to give the name — in Somersetshire. In that village there Is not a house fit for a human be ing. All the walls seem to be falling down, and the doors and windows are all loose. 'I spoke to the medical officer about it, and asked why the houses were not con demned. His reply was that this was a lengthy and troublesome process, and that even If the houses were condemned it was not much use, because' to pull them down woul...
CANADA AND ENGLAND. THE CONSULAR PROBLEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
CANADA AND ENCLAND. THE CONSULAR PROBLEMS. Commenting on the opening of the new Chapel of tho Order of St. Michael and St. Georgo In St. Paul's Cathedral, the 'American Register' (Paris) says: — A glance back Into history reveals to us that the Order of the Chapel just dedicated was founded in 1818, to honor the great men whose work was moulded and brought to a' successful issue in foreign and Colonial fields. As time passed on, however, the Order became reserved more and more for the states men of the 'British dominions beyond the sea.' It can thus be said to be an Order peculiarly adapted for eminent Canadian, and Australasian services. A second's Inspection of the roll-call of knights, however, shows us that there are some whoso services cannot be con sidered by any means as distinctly Colonial. For instance, we notice the British Ambassador at Paris, Sir Fran cis Bertie, who ranks second in prece dence among the distinguished members of the Chapter. From this, one would in fer t...
BEE FARM SITES. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
BEE FARM SITES. A nnmber of applications for bee farm . sites arid ranges on what is known as the Blue Blocks country were dealt with by a local Land Board at Hamilton, on 9th August. These were the first applica tion?' -inder the new Act. A farm is limited'ts 10 acres and to one acre In a State forest, -ar.i a range to a mile radius of the farm!' 'Th? rental for the ranse is not less than %d £T acre e year. The land for which application was made was held chiefly under grazing' leases, and :in two cases the lessees ob jected. The board recommended that the following applications be granted; — H. A. Gene, \V. J. Barnes, G. C. Carter, C. Ryan, C. C. Sanderson, T. Bolton (3), H. Symons, P. L, ICearns, E. Fisher, and A. Young. The bee-farming industry is as- ' suming considerable proportions in the district, and the applications recom- ' mended represented 1615 hives. i - To wed or not to wed; That Is the question; Whether 'tis .better to remain single mid disappoint a few vomeD for a ...
HOW FAR DO BEES FORAGE? [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
HOW FAR DO BEES FORAGE? 'An item of interest that I came across recently,' says. an American apiarist in 'Bee Culture,' 'was the following:— The bees in Mr W. H. Law's Beeville yard were being fed several hundred pounds of syrup in a trough outside, and some little distance from the apiary. All colonies were soon busily at work stor ing it away. When they were well under way, , or about the second day, a visit was made to neighboring yards to ascer tain to what extent the bees there might be partaking in the fray. Another apiary half a mile away was working as busily in storing the syrup as the first. An apiary belonging to a neighbor one mile distant also worked as busily at it, the whole number of colonies in the yard en gaging in it. But of an apiary of 75 colonies, 1% miles away, only 14 found the syrup being fed, while only 7 out of 60 colonies two miles away from where the syrup was being fed, found It. These few colonies worked just as busily as those in .Mr Law's yard, but o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
Messrs. Saxton ' & Binns Ltd., timber and joinery merchants, Pyr raont,' Sydney, have forwarded us an illustrated' catalogue of the Morgan ' Simplex*' portable buildings. This building is a structure that this firm are now handling extensively, and its adaptability for remote districts, we feel sure, will create an immense demand. Tho structures are abso lutely portable, being constructed of interchangeable panels, three feet wide inserted into grooves in studs, rafters, &o. A building of four rooms can be ersoted by one man . in one day, and . can be taken down in two bourn without damage, for removal, tho only tools required being a spanner, hammer, and screw driver. No mor tices, tenons, or nails are employed in the erection, tlie whole being held lOgethet by a series of interlocking joints and coach-screws. For particu lars see advertisement in this paper.
The Trail of the Serpent BOOK THE SECOND. CHAPTER VI.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
The ...Trail of the Serpent... * . »y 3Mc. si. BRAmrjowr. book nprnM \ secoistp. CHAPTER VI. — Continued. The Rosebush tea-gardens were a favourite resort of Slopperton 011 a Sunday afternoon ; and many tea chers there were in that great city who did not hesitate to say that the rose bushes of those gardens were shrubs planted by his Satanic Majesty, and that tlie winding road over Hal ford's Heath, though to the ignorant eye bordered by bright blue streamr snd sweet-smelling wild flowers,, lay in reality between two lakes of fire and brimstone. Some gentlemen, however, dared to say — gentlemen who wore white neckcloths, too, and were familiar and welcome in the dwellings of the poor — that Slopperton might go to more wicked places than Rosebush gardens, and might possibly be led into more evil courses than the con sumption of tea and watercresses -at ninepence a- head. But in spite of all differences of opinion, the Rose bush gardens prospered, and Rose bush tea and. bread-and-butt...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
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WANTS TO BE GUILLOTINED. REFUSES TO ACCEPT REPRIEVE. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
WANTS TO BE GUILLOTINED. REFUSES TO ACCEPT REPRIEVE. The Paris correspondent of the 'Ex- press' writes ou 10th July:— A murderer mimed Adam, whose sen tence of death has been commuted to penal servitude for life, has placed tho authorities in a qunndry by refusing to be reprieved and insisting on being guillotined. Adam's lawyer endeavored to-day to nersuade him to accept his reprieve, but the man wns obdurate. 'No,' he de clared; 'I want to be guillotined, nnd I am going to be guillotined. J have been sentenced to death, and you cannot force me to uudergo any ot'uci' imnlsU meut.' ' ?