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LAND OF MYSTERY AMONG WILD TRIBES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 20 February 1914
LAND OF MYSTERY AMONG WIL/D TKM3ES. We have received further despatches by mail from Mr Alan Ostler (says "The Kxpress" of December 9) supple menting the dramatic message dated November 23 published yesterday, sent from Gibeli by runners across Somali land and cabled from Aden. Yesterday's remarkable story, in which Mr Ostler described how he ex pelled a band of armed Abyssinian raid ers who were robbing and boating Bri tish tribesmen, proves that the Abys slnians, as well as the followers of the Mad Mullah, are in the habit of raiding the friendly tribes in British territory who have been left without protection by the British Government. The following despatch, dated more than a fortnight earlier than the cabled message, shows that Mr Ostler has had dilliculty in evading Abyssinian watchfulness. A previous message de scribed how the Abyssinians, in collu sion with the British authorities at tempted to prevent him from entering British territory owing to the desire there is to conc...
TELEGRAPHIC PIONEER WIRELESS EXPERIMENTS IN 1845 [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 20 February 1914
TELEGRAPHIC PIONEER WIRELESS EXPERIMENTS IN 1S45 Mr J. W, Wilkins, whose death at Kingston-on-Thames at the ape of S6 has been announced in those columns fsnys "The Daily News," December 23) was a pioneer of telegraphs and erccted the world's first line. In July, IS 15, when only 18 years of age, he was appointed resident superintendent of the Northampton and Peterborough Telegraphs — the flrst appointment of the kind on any railway in the coun try. On tiie completion of the line froVi Rugby to London fn ISIrt, Mr Wilkins took entire chirpe, and also of the tem porary terminus in Seymour street, Euston Square. In that year the Queen's Speech at ihe opening of Parliament was for the I lust time telegraphed to about a dozen I I towns in the Midlands and the North I of Fngland. For this purpose the Speech had to be conveyed by .special etigipe from Kuvton to Kugby, there being no telegraph south of that town at the time. From Kuubv jt was wired to Derby, thence repeated to Normanton, d...
"BACK TO THE EAST!" JAPANESE VIEW OF WORLDPOLITICS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 20 February 1914
"BACK TO THE EAST!" JAPANESE VIEW OF WORLD POLITICS. (By T. G. Konmi of Tokyo, in " The Westminster Gazette/') It will, I feci sure, interest, and may, I perhaps, surprise, my European friends I to hear that the enlightened section of ; my Japanese compatriots consider the whites to be driven by a great semi conscious instinct 44 Back to the East!" This, they think, is perhaps due to a faint recollection that the forefathers of the Europeans were originally Cen tral Asian emigrants, or to an inborn yearning for the immense riches of the ancient world. The Crusades were an early manifestation of this hidden in stinct. The accidental discovery of America was also duo to this cry of the heart, as is the steady Russian attrac tion towards the Far East. The world-famed Great Wall of China completely checked the on-rushlng Mongolians from occupying the interior of the Celestial Empire, thus directing that huge and devastating human Hood towards the West. Its sudden inunda tion of Europe r...
CONSUL'S WIDOW HOTEL BILL QUESTION [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 20 February 1914
CONSUL'S WIDOW HOTEL, BILL QUESTION* Ihnnnh pnalily"drcsse(1 woman Of 48, shTp^,G,ord°n ^Vnfcon, who was ihwik obt ii,UnZ-^,^ urfc;Cd ,with fraudulently , defendant was wearing iomr JttsfcUftjBr- ** jjetectiwsScrgcant Collins stated that lie saw the defendant at Charlng-cross station on Saturday afternoon, and said to her, "I believe you represent yourself to be the Hon. Mrs Watson?" She replied, "Yes." After the warrant had been read to her she said, "I have done nothing wrong. I intended to pay my bill. I expected some money from Australia which should have reached me on December 2. It has been delayed, and I am left In a lix; but as soon as it arrives I shall pay I hem. I told them how I was placed. and they told mo to go. Surely I have committed no crime. I shall pay the money when it arrives." On (lie way to K&lt;>w street she added: "Of course, I am not the Hon. Mrs "Watson, but I used that name. What Is one to do".' 1 could not see my child ren in the streets, so I...
PEARLS MATCH WOMEN'S COMPLEXIONS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 20 February 1914
PEARLS MATCH WOMEN'S COMPLEXIONS The prominenco given to pearls by the proceedings in connection with the theft of Mr Max (Mayer's necklace, which he valued at £110,000, lias called attention to the immense sums paid for these gemr, Pearls are now the most fashionable jewels, and women buyers take care to secure a shade to match their complexion (according to "The. Dally Mall"). "Dark or yellow pearls," said Mr IMayer, "become dark -women, while lljyht pearls are worn to better advan tage by women of fair complexion. In recent yours the demand for pearls has increased because the ostentatiousne;; of diamonds and rubies often offends the taste. :S woman can easily wear £1 no,000 worth of pearls in excellent taste, but diajnonds worth £20,000 would be very ohlrustlvc." THREE GOOD PEARLS Mr Mayer said that sn f:ir as be kiii-w Ills famous neckla' e was the most valuable in existence, but it was pos sible that necklaces bought Tor a far less sum ten or fifteen years ago were now worth m...
MAGIC WAND ALHAMBRA MUSICAL DIRECTOR. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 20 February 1914
MAGIC WAND ALHAMI3RA .MUSICAL DIRECTOR. The magic wand—the conductor's baton—at the Alhambra is in new hands (says the Westminster Ga zette"). The magician Is Mr John An sel!. who for seven years ha« been conductor for Mr Cyril Maude and latterly with Mr Louis Meyer at the Strand Theatre, • and has climbed to the conductor's desk from a subordin ate place in the orchestra. When, last Saturday afternoon (De cember 10), Mr Ansell assumed his new duties, he conducted the Alham bra orchestra and generally took con trol of Alhambra revue and ballet for the first time. But the only re spect in which Alhambra habitues could observe any difference from normal happenings was that the prin cipals made a point of bowing nicely —and quite noticeably—to the con ductor upon entering the stage. By the middle of this week even the most observant of critics might have supposed that Mr Ansell had spent bis life conducting at the Alhambra. I*'or he commenced with a very great advantage, having the tec...
DEMAND FOR DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS GO BEGGING [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 20 February 1914
DEMAND FOR DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS GO 13I2C5G1NO The popular supposition that medl clne is an overcrowded profession is being exploded. The real truth is that there is an extraordinary shortage of doctors at the present moment .and men cannot be found willlnsr to accent public appointments. So serious has the question become that at the opening of the next parlia mentary session a demand will pressed for the appointment of a de partmental committee or n , Commission to inquire into the whole question of the registration of the medical service of the countrv. Appointments which a Httle over n year ago would have brouerht flftv ap plicants, have been advertised for six or eight months in the medical nals without bringing a slntrlo ronlv in spite of the fact that the salaries have been increased by 100 uer cent (says "The Dally Express"). Dr Cox, the medical secretary of r.rltish Medical Association. st «#«»'' yesterday that he ascribed the "»*&lt;>»•» agc to tho enormous incre...
"THE COONEYITES" NEW RELIGIOUS SECT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 20 February 1914
"THE COONEYITES" NEW RELIGIOUS SECT. A remarkable libel action brought against the proprietors of the wgelcly newspaper "The People" at tho in stance of two members of a religious sect known us "The Cooneyites" or or the "Go-Preachers," came before Mr Justice Darlington in the King's ttcnch division, upon an announcement of settlement (says "The Daily Mail" of December 12). It had been agreed that the defen dants should pay the plaintiffs £100 as damages and the solicitors' and clients' costs, and that the defendants should publish an apology. The plaintiffs were Mr Ernest Walker List, a farmer and carrier of Deben ham, near Stowmarket, Suffolk, and Mr Edward Cooney, formerly of Ennis klllen, Ireland. Counsel: For the plaintiffs, Mr Bromley Eames and Mr Parish; for tho defendants, Mr E. E. Spence. Mr Eames, in announcing the settle ment, said the libel charged the plain tiffs with carrying on. the white slave traffic under the guise of a religious movement. * Tho "Go-Preachers" took...
YARRAM TELEPHONE EXCHANGE. LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 20 February 1914
YARRAM TELEPHONE EXCHANGE. LIST OK SU1SSCR1I315RS. 1. (\ .1. ytoekwcU 2. W. IS. I'ratt'a Livery Stabloti 3. Co-operative Big Store 1. Dr. 1'ern 5. V. S. L..:or U. B. P. J oil !lSt»|1 7. Moore & Cu., "Tonluonook." a. O'Connor, Little & Field a. Dr. Rutter iu. Shire Kail n. Swoenoy Bros. & Connor 12. Nttrye Lawlor's Private Hos pital. ia. ►STANDARD Ollice H. Swan'ti Yarram Hotel 15. Mis:; Croiuhio. i&lt;;. ,M. I'j. Huckley, " Quulrc Unix," 17. C. F. Mayor.. J 8. W. C. tirowse. 1ft Atbcrton Railway 20. R. I'. Nicol 21. V, luns-l'iniroli. 22. Yarram lint tor Factory. 23. K Maltorn. 21. A. K Head. 25. Mrs. Redman. "
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 20 February 1914
London Directory, Published Annually, Ij^NABJjES Traders throughout the J World to communicate direct with | English Manufacturers and Dealers in each clafcs of goods. Besides being a complete Commercial (Initio to Loudon ! and it3 Suburbs, the Directory contains | lists of Export Merchants* , with the Goods they ship, and tho Coloni.il ! and Foreign Markets they supply ; Steamship Lines arranged umltr the Ports to which Ihe.y nil, and indicating the approximates | Sailings ; Provincial Trodc Notices . of leading Manufacturers, Merchants, in the principal provincial towns and in dustrial contrcs of tho United Kingdom. A copy of tho current edition will be I forwarded, freight paid, on receipt of | Postal Order for 20s. Dealers seeking Agencies can advertise their trade cards for£l, or larger adver-. tisemcnts from £3. THE LONDON DIRECTORY GO., LTD., 25 Abohnrch Lane, I.uNUON, K.C., JONG LA NO. Ifuvi; all your Parcels, Ax., addressed PRATT, CARRIER I Thou llicy are SAl'Tj and MOUiNI)...
FOX HUNTING ENGLAND'S OLDEST PACK. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 20 February 1914
FOX HUNTING ENGLAND'S OLDEST PACK. The Staintondalc foxhounds have the reputation of being tho oldest pack in the country, at is a claim which docs not so unchallenged, even in York shire, but it rests on the authentic ground that a charter was granted by the Norman King Stephen in the 12th century to some monks in tho monast ery of Staintondalc to hunt foxes, hare, and deer on tho moors between that place and Scarborough. "I cannot vouch for this remote an tiquity," said Mr Halliday I-luggan, of Crumble's Court, Scalby, who, as sec retary of the hunt, speaks with autho rity (says "Lloyd's Weekly"). "The farthest wo can go back in actual re cords is tho memory of an old man of S6, who remembers his grandfaher hunting with the Staintondale hounds. That takes us back to tho beginning oC the nineteenth century, and there is a song, written In 1811, which commem* morates a famous run of that year, so that the hunt can certainly boast a re spectable age. It is a farmers* hunt first and f...
Lower Bulga Fire. THE SCHOOL SAVED. CLEAR SWEEP OF GRASS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 25 February 1914
Lower Bulga Fire. THE SCHOOL SAVED. CLEAR SWEEP OF OK ASS. As elsewhere, the Lower Uulga farms were lire swept. By night tlio illumin.-itions were picturesque, but for the tired fire fighters tlio sceno was devoid of charm. Danger lurked in the sparks that showered from the standing trees, necessitating constant vigil. Mr. A. E. Clark, a Uippslandcr of •10 years, bears out the opinion ex pressed by others, that last week's fire was tlio iiorcest and most destructive known in this part of the district. It swooped down so suddenly, that many were taken almost unawares. The sight, remarked Mr. Clark, was awful. Mr. Robt. May had a particularly hard battlo to save his houso. The paint on the windows was blistered by the heat. lie lost all grass and fencing. Mr. A. K. Clark and his little son managed to save their home, which several times caught fire. lie lost one barn full of hay, pig stys and shed. 3\lr. Jack Clark's tiuiely help saved ono barn full of hay. ' The orchard was lost, tog...
Toora Threatened. BELLS AROUSE THE TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 25 February 1914
Toora Threatened. JJKLLS A HOUSE THE TOWN. The back country for the past week lias been ablaxe, ami helped by a strong north wind on Thursday evening the lires quickly made their way towards the township. Early on Friday morn ing the church and school bells were rung, and residents mustered in force to help &lt;juell an outbreak on Air. Downing's property, on the town boun dary. The residence looked as if it would go, but was saved after strenu ous lighting. A cool change set in from the south at about 10 a.in., and the danger was past as far as the town was concerned. The lires have, done considerable damage, thousands of acres of grass and miles of fencing being burnt. Messrs. Thomas liros., Mount llest, had everything destroyed, and escaped only with the clothes they had on. The same thing happened -Mr. Jno. Scales and family, who also lost -00 acres of grass anil fencing. Two houses belonging to Mr. N'. T. Pitcairn were totally destroyed, and also Mr. S. Humphrey's hous....
Giffard. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 25 February 1914
Giffard. Tlio lire in this district, is stated lo have linen four miles wide, and exten ded nine miles to the Prospect. The flames travelled over the grass at an amazing rate. A great quantity of fencing was destroyed. Mr Olias. Sheild's sawmill was saved with considerable ditliculty. Jlo lost aeres of wattles. Latest reports received from (SifTaid state that during last week, while (ires were burning liereely in that district, Mr J. Mathews had the misfortune to get '270 owes burnt to death. The ewes, having got jammed against a fence, were imprisoned, and perished in the live. In the GitTavd distvict, in the dry year, or summer of 1005, a lot of sheep perished in a similar way, only, in the latter case, through shel tering behind low ti-ticj scrub, and the fire taking a hold of the scrub, the sheep were burnt to death where they stood.