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INFLUENCE OF GOVERNESS OBJECTION TO FOREIGNERS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
INFLUENCE OF CIOVERNESS OBJ ICTlION To FOREIGNERS ReImarkable -li eling against the em ploymnii'nt of i'uroign governesses in French faniilies has recently become apparent here (says the Paris corres pondent of "The Daily News" Decem her 19). and it seems to draw its chief inspiration froun the -upper rather than from the middle classes. M. Marcel Prevost gave voice to if he did not create-the prejudice in his hook "Guardian Angels," and it has been intensified by the publicity given to the author's views by the adaptation of the story to the stage. Thel English public may judge of the actual position of the controversy by a series of interviews in "The Temps.'/ giving opinions for and against the foreign governess. Princess de Faucigny Leucinge, whu is not only a "grande dame" but an au: horess as well, takes: a surprisingly "Nationalist" view of the question. The education of the French girl by the foreigner s;he remairks, if it is not scirupulously controlled by the parents canno...
Prentice-st.. East St. Kilda. September 2, 1913. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
Prentice-st. East St. fillda. September 2. 1C13 Mr. Brin.--I. a mother of eleven chil tren. write to help if possible hard-work ng mothers who have young children at :ending school. I think you should make rnown your Pedfe Pomade for the head Its effect Is miraculous. My girls attend :ho Windsor Convent Schonl. and their 1aads have been shown as an exampl if good. the effect of Pedlc Pomade. To msatice to mothers who. unfortunately 'ave to ro out working it should bh nrlr a enerally known. T aive you with a heart and a half permlsr'on to make ,/ v use you wish of this Iltter.--Your rtc.. (Mrs.i ALTICE O'CATILAGHAN Pendlr Pomade for the h-ad destroyv ermoin and Nits: Is sold by all Chemlet· and Stores. or posted by J. Brln. Chemin.t rt MTfalvrn. V.. 1/2. 2/5 and /5/: with ?at (nmh. 6d. extra.
SECRET MATTER [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
SECRET L~ITTER Sir Thomas Lipton yesterday after noon took part in casting the keel of Shamrock IV., the yacht with which he hopes to win the American Cup next September. at Messrs Camper 'and Nicholson's Yard, Gosport (says the "Daily .Mail" of November 27). The shape of the keel was carefully con cealed. Strict precautions are being taken to preserve the secrecy of the yacht's design. No married men are beinr employed in her lest they should unwittingly divulge some of her secrets to their wives.
CONVICTS AS HORSES [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
CON?TICTS AS IHORSES There Is much talk in Perth (Scot land) concerning convicts at the Peni tentiary being employed as beasts of burden. For some time people who frequent the Edinburgh road district adjolning the General Prison have noticed that in the work of ploughing the fields connected. with the peniten tiary prisoners wearing the garb adorned with the broad arrow have taken the place of horses or oxen. This spectacle to many has boon regarded as extremely humiliating.
SURPRISED INTRUDER [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
SURPRISED INTRUDER What is the best procedure to adopt lwhen in the middle of the night you tind a burglar ill tile bedroom? The answer is to follow the exalmple of aIr and Mrs \Williaml Rush. who !i've in \?yeliffe road, Northampton. Their dramatic capture of a suspected bur glar was described at the horough police court on Saturday (says "The Daily Express" of December S), when a manll tatliled David Boyd was committed for trial. At 4 o'clock ill the mlorning Mrs ltush awakented from her sleep, and saw a man mloving about the rooml. With re niarkable plesence of mind shie quietly nudged her husband. and whispered to him that a man \was in tile room. Ir Rush, collecting his wits, waited hiis opportunity. andt presently leapt on the intruder, and knocked him down. A fierce struggle followed, and the stranger broke away. and bolted froml the roolm. In hurrying downstairs, however, ihe stunmbled, and fell. MIr Rush attacked him again, and this time secured him. Mrs Rush pluckily held ...
PROFITABLE DEAL [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
PROFITABLE DEAL I-How great are tlhe profits made by lucky art deals was shown ill the hear illng of a case ill thle King's Bench Di\vision (says "Lloyd's Weekly" of November 30). Mr. Dyson Lister'. picture dealer, of I oyal parade. Hlarrogate, sued Mr. H. Silva W'hite. also a picture dealer, of St. James's, London. ,V.. to i'ecover £100, inoneey received. I-is case was tllhat he purchased a pastel by John Russell, R.A.,.of "r''I. and Mrs. Moses Agar and Family," painted about 1SI0, from a Mair. Henry Agar for £150. Mr. White undertookl to dispose of the pIic ture, and it was sold to Mr. Asher \Wertheimer, of Bond street, for £1500, the negotiations being conducted by a Mr. Arthurton. Mr. Lister was paid £1400,. and he now claimed tile bal ane., lie paid Mri. White £100 as com misscion onl the sale. MIr. WVhite counterclaimied for a sun of money, on the ground that Mr. Lister agreed to pay him half the profits on the sale of the pastel. His lordship found for Mr. Lister on the claim...
SIR ROBERT BALL GLIMPSES OF THE PAST. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
SIR ROBERT BALL UGLIMPSES OF THE PAST. Sir Robert BIall,who was born ill Dublin in 1840. and died on November 25, held the post of Astronomer Royal of Ireland from 1874 to 1892. In 184 Ihe was scientific adviser to the Cominis sioners of Itishl Lights. He (says the "Westminsster (Ga zette") has held the oflices of liresi:lcnt of the Royal Astronomnical Society. president of thie Mathematical Associa tion. Towndeain ProfessorI of Astlronomyl at Cambridge, and ipresident of the Irish Zoological Society. and director of ('alllbridgec Observatory. He wrote a nullloli otf books oil astroiollcall sulbjects. Hi-s lectures on astroilonmy always al - tracted large audieiices, and silnce the decealse of' I... .Proctor there ha: bceii nobody of greater laopularity as aii .' tlo'noller whol could( miake himself ullt(lerstood of thle liniaiiy thlall Sir iRob:ert BaIl. It was said of him that lie could ;.t tract larger audiettees than any other liviing sciemitist, and for nlmany y l'rs he Iopulul...
ESKIMOS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
ESKIMIOS V\'ilhjalinur Stefansson. who dis e,'vered thle white Eskimos, has somle v\ry interesting things to say- in "tHarper's Magazine" about thle Christianising of the Eskimos-those of Alaska. News just conies that the explorer's ship, the Karluk. with 25 men, is miss ing, carried away in a storm. He and his comlpanions were exploring a vast arctic continent. 'The explorer was himself once a Divinitv student, and has a keen in terest ill mnissionlary worki. He points out thie danger of assumning that the Eskimo iln religious matters means \vhat we meall. He thinks ill terms of his own knowledge, and not of ours. Amlmong Ithe Eskimosn the expression "'. \wise manlll,?" being translated. niceans "a man who knows a large numnber of ta boos." ' le is aln honoretd nmembetr of tihe community always. who knows !more than anyone else about the things that ought not to t1e done. To know these things is very important, for if they be done-if a taboo bie broken--no matter how innocently and...
EDUCATION BILL RELIGIOUS ASPECT [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
EDUCATION BILL IHELItUI tk ASPEC(T .11aty I het allhowed once miltre to,_ tr'es tiass upon ,t'o" space with regard to tlh religit.us )specCt of tlhe new Educa tionll lBill.' \\wrote Bishop Frodsh?atln to "The Mancltcster Guardian." Decemn her 15). The Northern Coullties Educa tion It.Itut. las reporlted illn "The .lan chester tlualrdiln'" for LDecember 11. ex pressed some concern lest the promised newi education legislation should fail to nlmeet the desires of NoCollnlfornists upon this p,'int: they expressed a hope that ill "'redressing old grievalnces tiew olles woluld not he created by counten ancintg tile claims to a sectarianl right of entry into schools durt'ing thie period of conmpllsory education." All of uls are desirous of imnproving primary education in England, and of ending the deplorable religious diflicul ties. These difficulties many besides Nonconformists btelieve have beell largely dtue to ntrlrow\ness on tile part of A?rglican school mainllagers. butt, on the othe...
FISHERMAN'S FANCY [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
FISHERMAN'S FANCY By Horace Hutchinson in "Thle W?est minster Gazette." A plleasant tale is related of an inge nious gentlemnian who endeavored to take advantage, for the more success ful catching of the shy trout in a cer tain well-known chalk-strean, of the famliliarity which tile fish acquire with a human figure trhat they often see be side the river, and that is associated with agreeable sensations, such as the sensation of dining well. Possibly the very fact of this famili arity is not generally known; but it is a fact that is not to be doubted, for it has been proved i again and again, anlld may be confirmed by a visit to, the nearest fish hatchery, that trout in the nursery know perfectly the manln. or the men, who feed them. They will conie right up to the surface. playing about, expectant of food, when these friendly figures are on the bankl. On the other hand, if it be a stranger that approaches, they make off at once inlto their hiding-places. Nor does it sutfice for them...
TIME'S CHANGES NEW SPIRIT IN CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
TIMIE'S CHAN(iES NIE\V SPIRIT IN CHIUI('-H. Mr Athelstan Riley, the well-known Anglic?jan layman, writes a notable let te'r 10r11m tile Athentlnul Clnb to "Tihe (llardiian" in the new spirit in the ('hurch. I was lunching at the United Utliver city- (llb tile other dtiay, when a very voulthfuil clergyialnln, in a white tie anlld iw-cuat waistoenat, sat down beside inc. I mentallly Inbelled my neighblor las quite obviously an extremle Broad ('hlurchllan, .a follower, let uIs say, of the versatile aild amuIlllSing Dean of tli-rham. I thought noi more aout him, and buried myself in my news I'apex'. Presently a yong hynl maln. evidently ai riecent cornmlanion lat one of thile tuiiversities, sat down at hIis tabl,,. \VWhat was mny astonishmnent to hear his greeting. " H-ave yol seen Zanribar's s-,lendid letter?" Now let ite point the moral of this little story. You 1tlblish this w'eek a deplotra Ile s-rnl on by tIlle Deanll of Norwich on Prayer-book Rev\'ision. I will fasteln talpon only...
FOOD IN COFFIN CUSTOMS AT GIPSY BURIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
F8OOD IN COFFIN CUSTO?S IAT GIPSY BURIAL,. Pathetic scenes marked the funeral at Ilford yesterday of Mark Cedre, the child of one of the Russian gipsies wh~o recently settled there (says the "Daily Express" of November IS). The mother became frantic when she saw the body in the mortuary, andt had to be removed by force. All the way across the cemetery to the grave she cried continuously. "My son, my son." At the grarveside she struggledi so fiercely with the friends who were holding her that she nearly slipped into the grave. Curious customs were observed at the burial. The child was dressed inl his best clothes, with a new red hat and slhoes of the same color to match. the latter being beautifully embroidered and or namented with brightly-colored beads. Each mourner placed silver and cop per coins in the coffin. and the father put some bread and mneat with the money. The father ceremoniously poured some claret over the coffin before it was lowered into the grave. Afterwards some mo...
CRIME IN BURMA THREE CAUSES STATED. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
CRIME IN BURMA THREE CAUSES STATED. Gloomy reports of crime continue to come from India (says the '\Vestnlln ster Gazette" of November tS). The judges of the Chief Court of Lower Burma, in a review of the past year's criminal justice, say they regret that the prevalence of crime in the Lower Province is an "even miore seri ous feature of the administration than it was in 1911," and cannot regard with equanimity the continuous increase in the number of reported cases of of fences. They feel, however, that none of the remedies which have been suggested wholly reach to the root of the disease. The causes of crime are mainly three poverty, disease, and low vitality, and defective moral education. In last year's report the judges indi cated their opinion that the moral sense of the people was diminishing with the slackening of religious ties and obser vances, that with the decay of ancient beliefs the Buddhist religion is losing its moral sanction as an inspiring force in the lives of it...
MR LARKIN JEERS STRIKERS READY TO STARVE [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
MR LARKIN JEERS STI-tIElts l1EADY TO ST.\i\VI. ?.r Larkin, in a speeceh at Cirdiff yesterday (says "The Daily Express on Decemb!er l· ,. scoffed at Lord Aber deen. whoi ni he described as theilt' "head of the Dulbin Castle clique.," lie said: -\Ve have at thle head of tihe Castle clique the Earl of A berldeen, tand ihis good lady, who get -25,000 a year'. alnd who Ihave no children to keep. a) far I know. Their only function, so far as I ca;ii ga:ther, is calling meetings and having exhibitions. At the exhibitions they ha\e lectulrers, who are paid live and;!l ten gulineas, to show\ how to feed a fallmily of seven n11 o iight d a taniaer a \veek. 1e have 401 elnh1oyers in the city who h;\ve signed an agreemilent to loc·k out and starve alny who wish to belong to, or who associate with, tile Iri-.hi 'lrallnsport Workers' Union. Thle grav\est fight of the tw\\entiethl centun'y is no\;" being carried oin in Dublin. and I appeal to working men and women ini this cotuntry to give their a...
MUSICAL HONORS CONSTABLE GOES TO PRISON. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
MUSICAL HONORS CONSTA.ILtE t1S T1 Pit- i\N. All extlaortil31" sc?t r :\i' \ws Wi - nessed at St. Hteleiis railiizi statili on Monday (states "Lloyd's \Vcekly" of November 30). W?illiaml \VWa vll'i.: local constable, had biell sit,!l'nte' 1o six months' ha"rd labor fil assaulting Inspector Jlackson. anm] hlulIl trls ,! people eslmbled in the sta tii a proachlies to witness his being lairae pi'ison. .Ae Weaver stopped f'om thi' rlhiek Maria hle was loudlly checred. ;a recep tio!l that he had to actlnow\ledie. ;is hI, was hIanduclTed, by a not d iof tihe h,-ad. People on the st;ttion platfoirill cilrlc anld sang "le's a jolly gooii flh11',,. as the train lmoved out ,f tle staioll. According to the itro.siCultiOu. Javk son had occasioin to riepririmnalni Tqa ver for being too ltiuclh affC.toled ty diinlk to continue his duty thro ih tihe night. Oil Iecceiving ilnstrucltill tLi that eflect, Weaver repllied, "I \\Will ;o o:; for soimething.'" anl!d then. riushiil= at the inspector, tried ...
CAUSES OF FATIGUE INTERESTING LIST. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
CAUSES OF FATItiUE INTERESTING LIST. Professor William Stirling, of Man chester Unmversity, delivering the Lady Priestley Memorial Lecture on "Health, Fatigue, and Repose," said that most of the breakdow-ns in a man's life were due to himself, either because of ignorance or recklessness, or both. Overwork, without sufficient repair of an organ, whether brain or eye, digestive organs or muscles, was the primary cause of fatigue. All the or gans of the body could not run at full speed at the same time. Mental fatigue greatly impaired bodily activity, and physical or muscular fatigue had a dis tinct effect on brain activity. The observations of Dr. Leonard Hill on the effects of a liberal supply of oxygen in fatigue were most important. Somnolence in churches and chapels seemed on occasion to occur at sermon time, out it was not in all cases to be attributed to the sermon. Tihe ex planation lay rather in the badly-venti lated atmosphere, and in the fact that Sunday, though the first da...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
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PAYING THE PIPER GERMAN RULERS AND COST OF LIVING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
PAYINfi THE PIPER GERMAN RULERS AND COST OF LIVING. The continual increase of the cost of living does not only trouble the Ger nan working people; it is causing no little uneasiness among the German rulers (says the Berlin correspondent of The Daily Express"). For the last three years most of these princes have been asking for "an in crease of pay," the Kaiser himself be Ing the first to lodge his complaint with his people, and the few who have not nitherto dared, or thought it advisable, to ask for a higher civil list are now busy preparing public opinion in their realm for the unpleasant and unavolid ible necessity of giving more money for the keeping up of the chief of the State. Still more signific.nt, the two or three German Federal princes who have ;o far had no civil list at all think very seriously of having one established. as their income, which is either derived from their own (or their wives') for tune, or from the sale of titles, dignl ties, and decorations, cannot suff...
LIFE IN WORKHOUSE MIX AND MUDDLE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
LIFE IN WORKHOUSE MIX AND MUDDLE. (By Chris Massie in "The Dally Mdail.") By using existing institutions and by Ipplying to them something like com mon sense his Department has been able in the last few years to put an and to what were known as the horrors o the mixed workhouse. The goats had been separated from sheep, and there had been segregations of classes and classification of individuals. Thus Mr John Burns in the debate on Mr Carr-Gomm's London Poor Law Bill, reported in "The Daily Mail," May 26. 1911. Very nice indeed, but it is not true. Mr Burns' Department has done no thing of the kind, nor will it ever do anything of the kind. I know that in some other work houses, not in this one, timid attempts have been made to segregate qlasses and classify individuals, but no very" successful result has been achieved. The goat outside the workhouse is often a sheep and even a lamb inside the workhouse, and vice versa, according to the effect it has upon him. In any case, it is taxi...
REFORM MOVEMENT RUSSIA'S POLITICAL NURSERY [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 6 February 1914
REFORM MOVEMENT RUSSIA'S POLITICAL NURSERY Russia will have enjoyed for a period of 50 years (on January 1, 1914) the ad vantage of local self-government" (says "The Times," for then the Zemstvos will have been in existence for 50 years. Whatever progress the rural classes in Russia have made since 1S864 must be attributed largely to its influence, writes Sir D. Mackenzie Wallace, in "The Times." Besides this, it served as an excellent preparatory school for the Dumna, which was to realise some of its ambitions and political aspirations. e:nmembering all this, we regard it as only right and fitting that patriotic Itussians should celebrate joyfully its 50th birthday, and that the proposers of toasts at the coming banquets should heartily wish it long life, health, and prosperity in its future career of usefulness. HOPE FOR TIHE DUTMA Sir Donald Mackenzie's account in "The Times." of December 15, deserves particular notice, as it will ena;ble the Englisth student of Russian affiairs ...