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"TOO MUCH WILSON." A BARONET HAS TO IDENTIFY HIMSELF. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
'TOO MUCH WILSON.' A BARON KT HAS TO IDENTIFY V HIMSELF. Sir John Wilson, ex-M.P. for Fal kirk, one of the new baronets, re visited the Houses of Parliament recently. Since the hono;- of baronetcy was conferred on him Sir Johii has been engaged in proving that he is not, as ho says, ' somo other body.' Many people, when they read tho .King's Birthday honors, assumed : that tho John Wilson was the ex- ' member for Govan. But he died j many months ago. In a letter congratulating Sir John tho widow of . tho deceased member said that telegrams had been rolling j in hoping her husband might liva J long to enjoy his weli-deservod : honor. A political friond met tho ' new baronet with the remark : I wish you had been in tlu' Birth- 1 day list.' The friend, who is also a Scotsman, thought Sir .John's claim to tho baronetcy was a ' sorry, joke.' ' | Sir John assured his friend of his ' identity, and added: 'These mis-: lakes have arisen because f.here is too much Wilson in the House.' | As a...
KENTUCKY FEUD. WITNESSES IN SHIRT SLEEVES. AT A MURDER TRIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
KENTUCKY FEUD. WITNESSES IN SHIRT SLEEVES. AT A MURDER TRIAL. The New York correspondent of the London. ' Express' wrote on 9th July :— i Tho little town of Beattyville, Kentucky, is terrorised by tho mem bers of tlie ITargis and Marcum families, whoso long standing feud resulted in the shooting of one of tho Mnrcum.s and the arrest of several members of the Hargis family on a charge of murder. When the murder trial opened to day the judge, fearing that the w't nesses, principals, or lawyers might be shot at during the session, order ed all those present in court to leave their revolvers and knives outside. Thereupon many colonels, several majors, and a few captains attended court in their shirt sleeves, with tho hip pocket of their trousers closed with' safety pins in order to show themselves unarmed. Tho town is filled with members of the two families and their followers, each vowing vengeance on the other. Special telegraphists reporting tlie trial have asked the telegraph au tho...
TORQUOISE BLUE. A FORTUNE IN IT. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
TORQUOISE BLUE. A FORTUNE IN IT. The misfortunes of one country aro often beneficial to another, and thus we are now reaping the fruit of the Rus sian troubles, at least as far as the flow of art treasures from that ferment ing State to our own shores is con cerned. Mr Asher Wertlicimer has been able to secure, and is showing at his handsome gnlleries, tho marvelicus collection of turquoise blue old Sevres, consisting of 523 pieces, which has for generations been the pride of thu Che remetefT family iu St: Petersburg. On three occasions the Kings of France, Louis XV. nnd Louis XVI., had presented this Russian family of diplo matists with quantities of this choice ware, aud the collection now in Bond street is absolutely unique as regards the quantity and beauty of the speci mens. One room in particular. In which hundreds of turquoise blue plates arc arranged in long rows round the walls, is a sight not easily to be forgotten. It is'to be hoped that this incompar able collection will...
FORGER AND BIGAMIST. DULY PUNISHED. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
FORGER AND ' BIGAMIST. DULY PUNISHED. Before Mr Justice Kennedy (reports the 'Daily Telegraph'), at Manchester Assizes, Richard Willis, forty-one, agent, was indicted for bigamy. In 1882 he was married at Apsley Guise, Bedfordshire. There was a separation in 1900, but husband and wife were together in 1904. Last year he was married at Relhill, Surrey, to Miss Bate, manageress of A boarding house at Church Stretion, whore he had stayed. Prisoner was arrested in Jersey on a charge of de frauding banks by mean3 of forged cheques. Accused said that up to his conviction some time ago he lived fairly happily with his wife and daughters. After his conviction he changed his name, his family declining to live with him and re fusing to tell him where they were liv ing. In May last year he had a mes sage from his daughter saying his wife was dead, and he married again. For the bigamy, prisoner was sentenced to nine months' hard labor. He pleaded guilty to the cheque frauds, which were said ..t...
AMERICAN SOCIAL DRAMA. A MILLIONAIRE WIFE-BEATER. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
AMERICAN SOCIAL DRAMA. A MILLIONAIRE WIFE-BEATER. The correspondent of the 'Express' wrote from New York on 11th July: — A sensation has been caused at Water bury, Connecticut, by the arrest of Mr J. H. O'Donnell, a millionaire manufac turer and a director in several charitable institutions, on a charge of beating his wife. I A policeman who was passing the O'Donnell mansion last night heard ' agonising shileks. He b.oke Into the house and found Mr O'Donnell choking k!s wife. Mrs O'Donnell'a head was jammed Into a corner of a sofa, her face was covered with bloo.l, and the furni ture was bloodstained. The policeman promptly clubbed the millionaire into submission, handcuffed him, and took him to the police station, after sending Mrs O'Donnell to a hos pital. . . . When Mr OlDonnell was arraigned- In the police court morning the magis trate, after vainly endeavoring to con ceal his emotion, finally said brokenly: 'My social acquaintance with both parties disqualifies me from hearing ...
THE PUTNEY DOUBLE TRAGEDY. THE INQUEST. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
THE PUTNEY DOUBLE TRAGEDY. THE INQUEST. The sensational double tragedy which was revealed In JTelsham road, Putney, on Monday, 9th July, when a steward named John Farrier, and his wife, May Farrier, were found shot in a locked bedroom, was the subject of a coroner's Inquest by Mr Troutbeck in the Wands worth Town Hall this morning. The tragedy took place at the house of Mrs Barrett, step-mother of Mrs Farrier, where the couple had been staying for a few weeks on their return from Malta, where Farrier had been employed as a steward at a brewery. It is stated that Farrier had come to England to en deavor to dispose of a patent, but the negotiations had failed. Mrs Barrett, a widow, gave evidence of identification. She did not know the correct names of the deceased. She thought the surname was spelt 'Far- reia.' Was the woman any relation of yours? — A step-daughter. She has been mar ried about five years. Was there a divorce previous to that? — Yes, my step-daughter was divorced. The ...
BACK TO PALESTINE. THE JEWS RETURN. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
1 BACK TO PALESTINE. ? THE JBV-'R RETURN. ?The Influx of Jews llito'I'-lTStine dur the last few months has been re markable (writes the Jerusalem corres pondent of the 'Dally Mail'). Some weeks ago about 5000 Jewish im migrants from Russia arid the Balkan States landed at Jaffa. They will settle in the plain of Sharon, rdund the towns of Ramleh and Lydda, and in other Jewish 'colonies along the sea coast. A few days ago some Jewish financiers made a trip to the region east of the Jordan, in the direction of Kerak. They saw the land, and were highly satisfied with its fertility and the nature of Its soil. They are willing to colonise the district, but are rather suspicious of the neighboring Bedouin tribes, who are averse to any permanent settlement be ing effected In their midst. I believe that the Jews are in com munication with the Government on the subject, and should the latter give them sufficient guarantee of protection against the raids of their neighbors the sale of large tr...
RADIUM IN WATER. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
RADIUM IN WATER. The thermal waters of S. Giuliano.near Pisa, have been found (writes the 'Dally Mail') to contain highly active chemical emanations of a substance closely re sembl'ng radium. Many mineral waters have these emanations, but few contain the radlum-In a condensable form, where as Professor Battelli, of Pisa University, has proved this property of the S. Glull ano waters, the sides of tubes in which the water is placed after condensation being distinctly luminous. The scientist himself for the moment does not atttaeh other than a scientific value to the dis covery. ? It Is not many years since the busi ness of kings was supposed to be lu its last stages; but those klugs wlio are willing to work hard and 1 earn their honors have still a great place lu the world. The Kiug of England Is ji work ing statesmen.— ''Outlook,' New York. Mr William Watson, one of the ori ginal, settlers lu Ludysmitli in 1851, has died (hero, aft or Tio years' residence, at the ate of 72.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
Osprcys, obtainable only by heartless cruelty, have been given up in the Army. I have seen surprise expressed in the Press that young ami pretty girls are more cruel thnn the War Oillce. This, however, Is not, 1 think, correct. 1 have observed that It Is not the young j.nnd nre'tty glris, as a rule, who' wear j tiieii/T — Lord Avebury, lu -'Nature /[Cotes.' - ' - fli
PRINCE AND BRIGAND. SANCTA SIMPLICITAS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
PRINCE AND BRIGAND. SANCTA S1MPLICITAS. 'Sancta Simplicitas' is the title under which the 'Baku' relates what it terms a most wonderful occurrence in our most wonderful time. About four , o'clock in the clay Prince BobutofE was on his farm, about one verst from the station of Chatchmas, on the Trans-Caucassian railway, when some friends came In, one of whom was an officer. About the same time a chief of brigands came along with a rifle oyer his arm, and, calling the Prince, stood about twenty paces from him, and conversed with him. The Prince, after the conversation/ with the chief, returned to his fflends'r\ and informed them that he had\heeTv~ declared prisoner by the brigand,.' b«Ufe his good friends good-bye, and dis'£p-'; peared into the heart of the wood. ,i The simplicity of the circumstances, adds the journal, shows more than any thing else to what helplessness . the in habitants have fallen. Obviously, ^Jiad-. the Prince protested, he would have , been shot deal. In the Kub...
THANKS TO MRS. JOHN. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
THANKS TO MRS. JOHN. By MARY S. HANCOCK. I Bernardino and I were not quit! happy in our affairs. She had beel charming — up to a point. But whifl that point was reached sho hesitate® stipulating for ' time to consider.* 1, whose horizon was boundod B her, felt that she ' who hesitates® lost,' and pressed for a dccisi^H Then Bernardino turned restive, JH went on to an isoiuluu num. « lived in Nice. And 1 was left ' possess my soul in paticncc' un her appointed ' time' expired. And, meanwhile, things began happen. , First tho dearly-loved old pa died, and his affairs seemed a gc deal muddled ; so much so, indel that my elder brother John — goner ly regarded by our ancient servai as ' a masterpiece' — felt it his dt i to remain and help me to straight up matters. John has a clear hea a calm mion — which some folks stj impudence — and a good deal of se assertion. lie said he considered t family ho^or at stake, and was q-H sure tho family wealth was in .je' pardy likewise. He straightene...
ENGLISH PRISON SYSTEM. EX-CONVICT'S CRY OF DESPAIR "THE FIRST MAN WHO HAS SHOWN ME MERCY." [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
ENGLISH PRISON SYSTEM.! EX-CONVICT'S CRY OF DESPAlB .«? the first man who hasB SHOWN ME MERCY.' H A pathetip story, revealing soHK of the horrors attendant on our p^H sent prison system, was told Marylebone when Michael Hog'^H thirty-one, a convict on. license, charged, under the Prevention Crimes Act, with failing to make monthly report, with failing to notify his intention of leaving the district, ' and with failing to produce his In September, 1897, Hogan was sentenced to ten years' penal servi tude for attempted murder, and after serving- eight years and eight months Was released on license on 3rd May. He should have reported himself on 3rd June, but on that day went to Paris. He returned on Friday, and reported himself at Shadwell Police Station, when he was detained, and thc above charges preferred. While Ilogan was in Paris he sent a letter to the Commissioner of Police stating tha't he was in that city. He told' a police officer he in tended going on to Algiers, but hav ing ...
TO AN ASYLUM. A SANE WOMAN SENT. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
TO AN ASYLUM. A SANE WOMAN SENT. An extraordinary statement was made by counsel in a case at Gravesend County Court recently, In which Dorothy Wilkinson, an actress, of Ken nington, was the plaintiff. The plaintiff sued the trustees of her husband's father's estate for the value of certain household goods. Mr Matthews (for defendant) said he could not inform the plaintiff of the ieath of Dr. Wilkinson, because she was confined In ail asylum. Judge Emden: What! What! Mr Matthews: It was a most de liberate attempt on the part of her hus band to put her away. She was confined in a lunatic asylum out of sheer malice. Mr Gutteridge (counsel for the plain tiff) said it was one of those things one read of, but never before had ne met with such a case in real life.
MURDER OF CAPTAIN BULL. A DESPERATE FLIGHT. VIVID STORY OF THE STRUGGLE [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
MURDER- OP. CAPTAIN BULL. A DESPERATE FLIGHT. ... . VIVID STORY OF THE STRUGGLE I An official account of tho attack |n British officers- (says the Cairo loiU'espondeut of the ' Daily Mail ') lliows that, the officers left the camp, riding on -^horses and in carriages sent by a notable from Denshaway. Ho had heard that they wished to Shuufc., . pigeons there, and promised ? facilities! . v '?-, 011 reaching Denshaway, Major I'ino-Coffin, Captain Bull, and Lieu tenant- Smithwick proceeded in ono direction, while Cap^pin_BostOck, .Lieutenant Porter, ana another policeman went to inform the chief of the village of their arrival. They found the latter was absent. Meanwhile - the three 'officers began shooting. Captain Bostock mid Liou tenant Porter noticed that the vil lagers collected and were closing in . upon thefai. The villagers then sur ? rounded Juuptuin Bostock, interfering with hisishooting. Lieutenant Porte:-, seeing Jhls, came 'towards him, ljut was' ahfd surrounded by the. na...
HIDING THE DOORS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
HIDING THE DOORS. The Chicago correspondent of the Lon don 'Express' wrote on Oth July: — The Buildings Commissioners took the drastic step to-day of closing Messrs Marshall Field and Co.'s vast stores and issuing warrants for the arrest of the managers because they had neglected to place signs in prominent places marking the exits from the building. Marshall Field's is the largest depart ment store In the-world, and the volume of business transacted every )-.our Is enormous. Thousands of customers aro always in the building when it is open, and the danger of panic makes it imper ative t&ii' the doors should be found P-Siiy. After tho place had been closed for three hours, Mr Dunne, the mayor of the city, allowed It to be re-opened. The compulsory closing has proved more expensive for the firm than a fine of several thousand pounds.
BRITISH NAVY. ABOLITION OF INSTRUCTORS. NEW PENSION SCHEME. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
BRITISH NAVY ABOLITION OF INSTRUCTORS. j -V.. NEW PENSION SCHEME. j Though no official announcement has as. yet been made, yet a correspondent ' states that it has been decided by tho . authorities that the naval instructor in ? the Navy is to be abolished. Coming events cast their shadows before them, and a large shadow loomed up on the horizon of this branch of the Navy | when, in 1904, it was announced that no more entries would be made. Ever since this announcement the naval instructors. ha.vo felt that they are doomed to ex ' tinctlon by Some means or another, but though theories of all kinds were put forward and discussed, the Admiralty . did not vouchsafe any solution as to how they proposed to abolish this branch. As time went on and no further action was taken In the matter, the naval instructors came to the conclusion that they would be allowed to die out by their . list being reduced to zero under the ordi nary process of retirement and death vacancies. The double-barrell...
The Land Seekers. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
- . The Lauu In Ogtober, 1905, the Minister, for Lands .directed that the necessary steps be taken to ascertain, as fni,'.ita possible, by meanB of census-retulj'ii.s, tlie extent of bona fide demand \iov . land for settlement. v The collection of the censns vr.as entrusted to the Intelligence Dep:trl ment, and the form was dosigned to ( ensure as far as practicable the col lection of reliable information on all \ points essential to the determination of the nature and bona-fides of the ' demand for Crown Lands for settle ment, and the qualifications of the land-seekers for satisfactorily djvol oping the land. Advertisements calling upon ' all persons seeking land for bona fide agricultural settlements !' to obtain and fill in the census form were in serted in three issues of 220 of the leading papers of the State, both in city and country, and forms were made available for the purpose at the 99 Crown lands agents', offices throughout the State, as well as at the Information Bureau,...
Orange Blossoms. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
p.'. ? - Orange Blossoms. , ... A very pretty -wedding wfts cele- ! bra'jted in tho local Church o£ England on Tuesday morning last, w$en Mr H. E. Hartman, of Mur willumbah, was united in the bonds of holy matrimony with Miss Alice /May, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs A. C. Wilson, of the Commer ; cial Hotel, Mullumbimby. The - ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. W. Coates, and although it had been fixed for an early hour, there were a good number present at the church ,to witness the ceremony, the . bride being popular with all classes. As the bride entered the church on the arm of her father, the choir sang 'The voice that breathed o'er Eden ' The bride, who was given away by her father, looked ? charming in an exquisite, robe of white silk, trimmed with chiffon and mauve ribbon with the customary wreath and veil. She carried a beautiful bouquet of lilies and maiden hair fern, and wore a handsome gold crescent brooch set with diamends and sapphires, the gift of the- bridegroom. ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
Don't Diet. | It needs all kinds of food to supply tho numerous demands of the body. That's why nature gives us such a generous variety. Eat all your appetite calls, for. Thats what your appetite is for, to let you know what elements of nutrition you really need. Eat all you want. Dr. Sheldon's Digestive Tabules will digest it and make a new person cf you. They will give you strength, new life, new ambition, and enable you to enjoy living as yun never have enjoyed it before For sale by Bennett & Sons. G. FRYER, Provision Merchant, . Has removed to shop at Brazil! & Co's Small Goods always on hand. Sydney Fruit Mart,' Oyster Saloon, And Tea and Grill Rooms, BURRINGBAR STREET, Mollumbimby, Adjoining Bennett & Son's New Store, Choice Fruit and Confectionery always in stock. Prime Fresh Oysters, Fish (cooked and uncoolcod), and tasty Sydney Small Goods always on hands. The Dining Itooms are run on City style. Competent, waiters and waitresses in attendance. Every...
School Picnic at Myocum. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 13 September 1906
School Picnic at SSyocuui. The annual picnio^»»J20-nh«iHon ^ with the Myocum Public: 'i»ehool .came off on Saturday last, on the school ground, where every provi ftion had been made for entertaining the children and visitors. The day was all that could be desired for out door amusements, and as ifc is just a nice drive, a large number of peoplj from Mullumbimby and other parts of the district availed themselves of ? the opportunity of an airing, and on teaching the festive scene received a cordial welcome at the hands of the popular teacher (Mr. Munroe) and . hjg good lady, and their Myocum irtiends. The school is prettily situ ated oh a hill, from which one gets a splendid view of the magnificent sur rounding country, which is 'dotted all over with dairy farms, giving it a pleasing appearance to the eye. Myocum, we understand, is noted for the excellence of its school picnics, and tho one which eventuated on ? Saturday, we are assured, eclipsed all former efforts. *? On this occasi...