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PLANETARY DISTANCES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
PLANETARY DISTANUES. The newest attempts to frame an intel ligible scheme of the genesis of the solar system rely on the old idea of a shrinking revolving nebula as a basis. A communica tion sent by Professor Lowell to Dr. A. C. D. Crommelin points out .how often the periods of two adjacent planets are related to one another by a simple ratio. Thus Mercury has a period two-fifths of that of Venus, and Jupiter a period of two-fifths of that of Saturn. The Earth has a period half that of Mars, Uranus a period half that of Neptune. Lowell suggests that therd is not only a coincidence but a law here, and that each planet has formed the next in order-by attracting matter to its orbit--and at the same time displacing it slightly sunward. He considers the effect of equal or commensurate motions of particules circling about tihe sun, and shows that there is a tendency for particles to swing about a common position. This would, he thinks, lead to the building up of a planet at this position....
TOWN EDITION. CONTENTS. LEADER: [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
TOWN EDITION. oO3NTTDTTS., LEADER: LEW MINISTElIIAL POIICY ,- ? ** .. *. . rARM, DAIRY AND STATION a, r,-iu .. 5-10 P-OULTRY . . r a, *.13-14 EINNEL . . . • ,e . ,* *&lt; . 14 SPORTITG ,. . a .. ... 4* ..10-25 CABLE NEWS., .. .. .. .. .... ... . 23 TilE WEATUElt ·, a. a, *, ** . *. 20 LITERATURE .. .. , * •, °* . ~ *: ..27-2S :ILLUSTRATIONS .. r, ? .. ., .... .27-31 TH'IE WEEK . . ,, ,' .. - , . , ..35-3 .ERVANIDAII .. .. ... ...... .. .... " .. '.AMUSEMENTIS.--TIIE IDRAMA, &c...... ..33-38 T]OLiDAY DISASTERS .. ... .. . . .37-38 LABOR TROUBLES .. .... .. .... - .. .. 33 GENIERAL NEWS ... .. ?.,.. .. .... 3) F'VTTE .4nFAIRI S ..,. .. .. .. .. 40 AiUNING .... ... 1, .o ., ..4041 MAl.RKETS. .. .. . .. a . ,, . .... 42 TALES ANl SKETCHES .. , ".,. ..43-147 .?IT AND IIUMORI ., . . . ...... ,. .* 48 PERSONAL ,.:. .. .. .. .... ; .. *.. . 4S sOCIAL CIRCLE AND LADIES' PAGE. ..4950 C(IiLDRLEN'S PAGE .... ?.... .. 58 JIIRISTMfAS HOLIDAYS .. ............ .9 COlURCH .NEWS ........
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK.—JANUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
C4LV\DAR FOIR TIHE WIEEK.---TUARY. PHASES OIF THE MOON.. 4 First Quarter, 4th, at 11.0 p.m. i , CFull Blqon, 12th, at 3.9 p.mi. Last Quarter, Itli, t. 10.30 a:rn. New Moion, 26th, at d.3d p fin. ~, Apogee, 4th, at 0.36 a.m. Scerigce, 16th, at 4.9 p~m. pn I8 lJI Bat 1 John King, explores, died 98 b 97.4 r fl Gold first discovered, N'.S.1. 15 6.10 7.46 N1. Extensive bush fires ('ips, hSO0 .11 .AO Tu. Gruat earthquake, Janawa, 1907 .12i.45 W. (19) Cooktown (Q.) wik. by .137.45 b.li 16 1urricane .. .. 1900.1 6 7.45 Pri. lFirrt theatre openedl bivdlne ldbS~b?.4E5 b~e arinre of English Mails Ma~iils leave for Englans:l Per Mooltan, lths January;., per Or Tieto; 22nd January.'
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
Spoelal Advertisements. NTATIONAIL TRUSTEES XL . EXECUTORS and A(IENCY COM1PANY1 O1 AUSTIIAIASIA.LTD. EU.Pital Sulaseiibed; £o150;co; Paid Up, £30,000, 'of which £V0,(100 is. in the hands of (doicnmcnt as (huarantee Fund. RESERVE FUND, £10,000. Invested. in Offie Prcmises. lTIon. WALTER MADDEN (Chsirman and Mianarinlg D~irector). Edward Fitzgerald,. Esq. LL.L.; M. Mornane, Esq.;. Hon. Duncan E. M'3ryde, M.L.C.; Henry )fadderI, Eszq.; David Hunter, Esq. The comrpany acts as- Fxecutors of W\ills, Trustee anid Agent for Absentee. Office-itT Queen-street (cornes of Little Collins mtree0), Melbourne. F 31 hIE PERPETUAL EXECUTORlS A. and TRUSTEES ASSOCIATION of * AUSTRALIA I IMITED. Capital Subscrsibed, £16 000,; Iaid Up, £30,000; arc:itee lFunrd, £10,0000. UTMREOTDRS:,' . . .Hy Irdmain, E ., Chairman; Colin Templeton, . D.on. John Thomrsort 3f.L.A.; 1 1a4th Pz . I nty, EsP. All 1Executors, Tru'tees- mnd Agency Business pandeitken.rli rust Monie to Leeid. A . OT iU'HWAITE, Mangger. 89 01 ...
CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
.CORREPO NDENCE. Ship.-]}nquirer. wishes to kn6w:the date of s'r nikul heic of th1o Eailing ship GtDmbier, from Liverpool, romcwhcre about 18514.. It is/ poc sible that tte old custonms records or -the news paper files. may .supply the inforimntion, but. you -wotld htive to arrange for the search to be r t:ade. Aiistrallian . Seasone.-F. A. -Sprhtig - coumnences 2Srd September; .summer, "22nd )ccesiiher (the ]osg-t dt-y); ; autuals, 21st 'liarch; winter, 21st 3une (shortest. ctiy). Trespas.-Trafalgar.-You can impiound tres passing sheep and recover tic. tre pris . fees 01 lowed. The 1'ouisls Act deuls ',with this ques tioi, of trespassing Etoclc, a'ild a copymiSay be ob t inned from the Goverminent Printer the charge bring about; a shilling. Thle..trespass trites vary according to the description of the cattle tres passing, and as the land trespassed on b- or be not tillige land, enclosed wxitli . a substantial Yente, so that the rate for trespass on land not being tillagie lanl enc...
RAILWAY REVENUE. A PROSPEROUS HALF-YEAP THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
RAILWAY REVENUE. A PROSPEROUS HALF-YEAP THE OFFICIAL .STATE1FANIl;- • T'ho :Railway Commissioners have made available a. comparative statement of' the 'revenued received from various.branches of. the railways service, covering the firsF half of the financial year 1913-14 (which ended on 31st December last), and siinlart periods' back to 1909. It shows that the in crease in reverne for. the 1913-14 period over that of 1909 stands at £577.150. As an indication that the revenue for the whole year 1912-13 (£5,205,442) is likely to be exceeded, it may be mentioned :that in the .first..six months of 1913-14 £2,703,105, whlch is £100,684 greater than half of it, has flowed into the- departmental coffers.. The revenue from goods traffic, which fell' in 1912 owing to wheat being held back in' the country, has recovered almost to the 1911 standard, but -there is a decrease in the takings from miiscellaneous traffic of £1862, as compared with last year. - The following is the official, stateme...
FIRES IN 1913. A RECORD YEAR. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
• FIRES .IN 1913. A 1RECORD YEA-R. M?r. II. B. Lee, chief oflicer.of the: Mitro po]itan Fire Brigade, reports: tilat? fring. t'he past year 820 actual fiie6s w*cre at' tended. This is a record sinceethe incep. tion-.of the .brigade,,and is dclue,;: in Mwr; Lee's opinion, to t!le. great increase in building; 411ii fires were classed as "tri fling," this being an incirease of "8 of tie shame class of fire in 1912. TheIre vere 326 "slight" fires, a decrease of 7, 73 "con siderable,". showing en increise of 12 and 3 "very considerable," as against 2 in 1912; 7 premises weie, totally: destroyed.: In 4 of these no water was available, in 2 cases the nearest hydrants, were 800 and 1200 feet. distant,: and in bone -ease ,he. wa-tr supply was only fair.
LITERATURE BEHIND THE SCENES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
BEHIND THE SCENES.* One volume of amusing anecdote and caustic comrmenit vas so well received by the pulblic that it has encouraged the author of "Jimmy Glover, His Bnoo," to present another on similar lines, under the title of "Jirmmy Glover and His Friends." It may be said a't once that there is no excuse for the production in a literary aspect. Nor is tliere any pretension ad vanced on this point. Mr. J. M. Glover has been the musical director at Drury Lane for many years, has written twenty succes sive scores for the pantomimes at 'this thea;tre, and an equal number for its dramas, and in this position has been a gre~tt deal behind the scenes. So he has been aible to accumulate a vast amount of material more or less interesting ands-amus ing concerning people witih nVhose names the puiblic have become familiar. When Mr. Glover becomes autoboiographical, es pecally concerning h'is society ambitions, he fails to be entertaining. The stories furnish the fascination of the volume, a...
LITERARY GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
LITERARY GOSSIP. "The Sorrow of Stones," by Maud E. Williams, is a story of pathetic interes describing a career wlhich, full of tlIy S mise of anticipation, comes to an .-' close. Kit Hawkrigg, the orphan C9 iL \ 1. 1. Some of the scouts. 2. Breakfast time in camr.. 3. Seniors signalinig. .1. Preparing dinner. 5. Tea time. 6. A bugle band. 7. Ambulance work. 8. A umoment of enjoyment. 9. Junior signallers. -(J. 0. Bartlett jun. l'hotos.) I M ' E K A L, 1 O SCOUTS IN CA M P AT E L T H A M. child of a small yeoman couple on the wild fell's of a northern county, is a boy of imagination and brains, from whom much may be expected under conditions of favorable opportunity. Among the memorial stones of the village churchyard he sees one on whic a name similar to his own is engraven, recording fhe death of a scholar of Quecun College, Oxford, who died a century before. aged 17 years. This unfinished life exrhtcs in his mind a sensation of wonder and awe, and en courages in him an ambition ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
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DAIRY CATTLE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
SDAIRY :CATTLE MARKET. MTe 'Assooated Agents (31?SES. . , H. Wilon, MlCsm. 3. Pi'ail .Bro. and Oo . wMcsrs. J.. K Jcn nwero arrotr r ainu. Mresrs. Thco. '.le Litttle and Co., Aam to.£13; good. ad £7Co. 1/ y. Ltd. reportd. fcon jointly £9th J.go, from £):Ti to -d.ya ; market .870 wroe i)ennc'. iAboin t 13f mIk ora ct.me to hand. 1estl tilc slnpr , wero 'fullwy. urchasened y thwich ade et-it kprt competitiaon at dyrv : formir ni.ng re:ey orl other gerio irro ?rfr. and. -pcindiuled docidpfly inor faTor Tullof P.a sol from £9 5 to £?.; -etraim from. £12 Sto E13o; good. from. £7 IC/.o - 10/; ise.,onl. .om iZS 1/ to iA F-/; othti-rAs. fmOm £;. For lst saring-: erso pr.es m scna a sndo 'flresr. Soprnngim blifes to ern 10/. coithaa sttie a I .c 'Bferst frinrao . "from £ 10/ to e';.i rd, from £G 3/ to ? £; baclal v ir, from -a3 1r/ upwor?s. Satoro cots wion oin good reit.ue at -'rict bCdnging from £3ac, to £we -r/. The fbulk of tho snpply. hovovacr. was pnrchased :by tlhe trade er pong arto....
WINNING CHRIST. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
r'w f lING CHRIST. "Yea, doubtless, I count all things but ]oss for the excellency of the knrowledge of Christ. Jesus my Lord ... that I may win Cbrist" (Phil. iii., 8). Even saintly Christ. ians seem but inper. 'fectly to grasp the 'plain teachings of. the 1New Tctament re specting the member ship in the body of 'Christ. Some assume that it is to be had on a basis of favorit ism, and trust that they will be of the elect. Others think the Apostle is using Ifigures of speech, and vaguely hope that ASTO. RUSSELLI they belong to tile right church, and will attain whatevcr others get, as in the suc cess of a. party in which all the victors share the spoils. Doubtless, the errors of the Dark Ages absorbed in childhood have been respon sible for these vagaries, and for our general neglect of proper Bible study. it seems hard for God's people to realise that the wisdom from above is the noblest science and the best instruction; and that it needs intelligent and systematic study as much as ...
GETTING GOOD SEED POTATOES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
CETT1C t44D SAEED POTA0O8S. Two very importanit matters in connee tion with potato growmhighave been clear y demonstrateda by Ir. George Seymour, of, Lianeefield. The one is -the supreme n& cessity --of planting nothing but the best seed, and the ther is ~in tIhe direction as t, •how :to obtain suich seed. In one of his demonstrations MIr, Seymour selected two. B3rown iRivar potatoes, equal in size and appearance. One was from a .good strain, the otLher from a strain which had dete 'iorated o"r "run wiild." These were plant ed and cultivated u~nder .similar conditions. 'One gave- :five marketable potatoes, and several of- seed size.; the other io potato .fit :eitheri for "eed :or market. iThe pro . duce: was- again replanted. At the-end, of the season thier was.the.sanme. resillt. .rom -one there was .a fine percenItage .of: .mi~rketable .ptatoes, and .from ~the other -tirnbing hut :mere i?ubhish. Yet at the. begm?ning nb one could .have told :from their :kppea-ra-nce the po...
THE PIG MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
THE PIG IMARKET. The Associated Agcnts (IMeessn. ,L'Phail Bros. nd Co., Mlr. W. H. Wilson, Ad,-mson, Strettle and Co. Ply. Ltd. Mwosrs. J. K. Jennlings nd ;l;'Inncs. Theo. B. LAttle and Co.) conjointly rleprt (7th alnd tih January)::-The ?upply was a m?dlsiate ollne, only 1930 having been penred. thie grCater portion :of which consistld of anconers. Stcore were sparingly reprcocntcd. Loaal fedcrs comlcpeted frecly for save ral pus.of good canditionzd sorts soldl amongst the henvy l:orkl:., and altlholugh lighter grdad, inlclud ing s-i; and suckl.s, ,old rtadily, 'yet prices for su?h nruled i'n faxor of buyers. Quotations:--Strong stores from 30/ to 3S/; scnclds, from 24/ to 2/; shlil, from 19/ to 23/; suc!kers, from 10/ to s18/. lPorklss: The demn'ud u ?l fairly sustained through out. Quotations:-Prim.- from 40/ to 4/; extra, to 48/; light, from 33/. Baconers: The demand was animntCd at decidcdly inmpoved rates.- Prime. from C9/ to 72/; extnr, from 73/ to 75/; with farmera' pis to 7...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
:DR. RENTEL'-S VlTALITY PILLS New Improved Formula for Extremne Caoee, Price, 10,'6 a bottlh; 2 £otlcs 20/-, post /ret. Pamp5let ist frt. The triumphant result of years of patient research Sand experiment. While in no way differing from S" .the original, these Pills enable the most hopeless cases to be certain of a speedy, safe and sure cure. If you have violated the laws of health, if you are * weak, gloomy and despondent, if " are a physical wreck lacking ambition and energy,. never, mind how far advanced the nervous ailment or how comn plicated, these famous Pills, now manufactured under a new, concentrated and extra powerful formula, will surely cure you. I am 'i A REGISTERED, QUALIFIED CHEMIST .and as such, able to speak with knowledge and a .uthority as to the curative properties of this re markable remedy. I am the oldest established, most successfuI and reliable specialist in all nervous 7 complaints, 'as medical and press records show. I nake this statement so that you may ...
BUTTER EXPORT TRADE. MR. OSBORNE'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
BUTTER EXPORT TRAUE MkiR OSBORNE'S REPORT. Mr. It ~W. Oabborne, manager of.-:thce Weateri:District Co-nperative, Distr~buting Co., who.returned to Melbourne last-week, has prepared a reportto' which. isap pended' a series' of recommendaotions. In ' the- former he lays- bare the causes:. c the- ba~ckward drift of Aus tralian butter on. the.:London market; and in the la.tter he embodiesl his ideas as to the means whereby -the product may be restored to favor with' the consumers in the United Kingdom: THEI .MA.ILGARIXNJ- MENAGE. The damage to Australian bands- on the London market by the competition of mar, garine is fully admitted by Mr. Obomrne. who urgcs that the use of coloring substman ces in the substittite shotuld be prohibited by law in the Kingdom. "A- systeil which is worthy of considera tion is adopted in Denmark. This- was ex plained to me by. Mr. -lHurley, -an oflicial attached .to the.office of Mr. T. A. Coghl lan, Agent:General for New South Wales. iHe was deputed to vis...
FRUIT REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
FRUiT REPORT. i'Clure, Valantine and Co. Pty. Ltd., 49-57 William-s.reet, Melbcur:c. report hav:ng held.their u.ual sales of fruit for week ended 7th ,Januaxy. Prices as fdollow:-JaffTa oraniges, 18/ to 22,t6: apples, dessert, 12/ 'to 0!; strawberries, deesert 7.tL to 4.js.. per box, -jam 4d. to 3d. per box; peaches, 12/ to 5.; apricots, (/ to 2/0; Bendigo tomatoes, 12/ to 7/0; Echtcea tomatoces,7/ to 41; cherries, Margarets, 13/ to 10/; peas, 10/ to 0/ per 100 .lb.; French beans, 20/ to iS/ per 10C0 lb.; W.B1.C. pears, prime, 14/ to 10/; figs, 7/ to 4/; II.S. almonds, prime 4ld. to 3d. per lb., mediumn :a inferior 3d. to 2 d. per lb.; S.S. almonds, i'rime 7i0. to id. per lb.; medium and ififerior td. to 5d. pei lb.; walnuts, prime .ld. to Skid. per lb.. mnedium and inferior Sd. to 7d. per lb.: diried pearsr, prime 7 d. to 56l. per lb., medium anrd inferior, Cd. to.4d. per lb.; honey, 3N1. to 3d. ,cr lb..; bosvaxs, 1/3. to 1/2k per lb.; pluims, d?ark 2/ to 3/6, light O)/to 3/6.
BUSH FIRE EXTINGUISHER. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
BUSH FIRE EXCTINGUISHER T.he accompanying illustration represents the latest appliance for extinguishing: bush fires. This has a the dual -,dvantne?e of being - most effective .rass and tree fire. ex tinguisher. By attaching a hose 30 fe.et long, .itis found that grass on fire. can be e??inguisled 35 yards away fiom the: pump, also trees to the height of about 40 feet. With: the aid of a ladder, of course. much higher. .The tank has a carrying capacity of 165i gallons. The cart is built very lightL, oucne hlorse being able to trot with it. The body of the cart accommodates ."rP e men I.he connections to the pump.-may be used in .a creek or: inauxiliary. feeders .such as other water carts. Further, t.he cart and appliances may. be used. as:.a general utility vehicle on farms- and stations for flush ing, aleo for :garden purposes. The illus trations show one. c.rt loaded ready- for vwork,. and the. other.at work putting out the fire in a tree.
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MARKET. VICTORIA MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MARKET. VIOTIORIA MARKET. At the market on Thursday iuotations tere . as follow;-lEgotabcs: Asparagus. 1/ to 3/6 .100; .bset. 6d. to I0d. doz.; beans, Prenob, 2(1 -to 3d. lib.; caic bages, 2/ to 4/ do,.; cueumbers, 1/4 to 2/4 doz.; carrots. . 1/ to .1/s :dos. bunrches; cress Ed. to . 8d; doe. bunches; lavender, 4d. to G6. do.. bunchsas; leek, 8d.. to 1/ doe. bunches; Sebuce, 81. to I/S doz.; -mcarora, 6(. to 3d. dot. dbnneam; onions, green. Gd. to lid. doz. buncdcs dried, 6/ to. 6/S cut.; parsley, li. to Ed. do". bimnches: . parsnips, 1/ to 1/0 dou. . bunches; peas, Id. to 3d. lb.; potatoes, 3/f to 4/ per cct.; radishess Cd. to-Sd. doz. bunches; rhubarb, ld. to 1/s do7. bunscher; .sage, 61. to (d. doe. bar.ches; .ui'cbh, 9d. to 1/3- dos. hunches; t-hyme, .6(. to 8d1. do0. bu'ches;.1tmatoes, ./ to 10/ cse: manrros, 2/s to C/ 4lon.; Turks' caps, 3/ to 6/8 doe.; turneps, 6(. to 1/ doe. 1,unches. Fruit: Apples, 2/ to 0/ case; apricots -.. to 6/ case; car rents. red, ...
THE SHANGHAI PASSAHE. [COPYRIGHT.] [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
THE SHANGHAI PASSAHE, S WY PEIROEVAL GIBIBON. [COPYRIGHJCIIT.] In Tom Mowbray'e boarding house thh sailors who sat upon the narrow benches round the big room ceased their talk as tlhe door opened and Tomrn Mowbray him self entered from the street. The men in the room, for all the dreary sti!lfness of tlheir shore clothes, carried upon their faces, in their hands shaped to the rasp of ropes, in every attitude of their bodies, the ineradicable hnall mark. of the sea which was the arena of their lives; they salted the barren place with its vigor and pungency. Pausing within the door, Tomi Mowlray sc-nt his pale, inexpressive glance flclkering along thile faces thley.tlurned to wards him. "WVell, boys," he said, "takiin' it easy for . spell?" There was a murmilur of reply fro,.i the men; tllhey watched him warily, knowing thait hle was not genial for (nothingl. He ivars a man of fifty or more1 . bloalId inl boldy, with an immobile grey face Ianld :a gay white moustache thlat manshcd hIi...