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Correspondence. VICTORIAN STATE SCHOOL PATRIOTIC LEAGUE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Correspondence. VICTORIAN STATE SCHOOL PATRIOTIC LEAGUE. Dear Sir or Madam.—The Minister of Education has written asking that (1) Sewing Classes be established in schools to make gar ments, etc.,for the Patrioticl^eague. Classes should be established in conjunction with school committees and local ladies anxious to help. The usual sewing lesson should cease in lieu of this work, and suffi cient time should be devoted towards the close of certain afternoons to complete it. Garments should be made iu accordance with the circular issued by the sewing sub-committee. (2) Funds should be collected sys tematically, Teachers should act as local treasurers and forward con tributions monthly to the district treasurer, Mr. H.'A. WilBon, head teacher, No. 31, Benalla, These will be forwarded to the Accountant. Special efforts should be made to remit as large a contribution as possible by the 8th September. Where contributions in kind are received, these should be converted into cash locally. Th...
Big Wars from Little Causes. TRIFLES WHICH HAVE COST THOUSANDS OF LIVES. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Big Wars from Little Causes. ... i ■ M . TRIFLES WHICH HAVE COST THOUSANDS OF LIVES. While, of course, important prin ciples and interests aro involved, the fact remains that America's ul timatum to Mexico was the direct outconic of Huerta's refusal to fire tho salute demanded of twenty one guns. It seems an absurd trifle for two countries to sacrifice human life for. The affair, however, pro vides but another illustration of the mnnner in which little sparks some times bring about big international blazes. Tho war in which wo lost th United States, for. example, began because the citizens of Boston emp tied a number of tea-chests into Bos ton harbour. They objected to hav ing their tea taxed for tho benefit of England, and showed their re sentment by tipping it into tho sea. Tho result was that hostilities be gan at once. And it was really becauso a few people lost their heads in tho ex citement of the moment that South Carolina began tho war between North and South in America. Whi...
Housebreaking Youths. SENTENCED AT GENERAL SESSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Housebreaking Youths. SENTENCED AT GENERAL SESSIONS. . Before Judge Eigleson and a jury at the local Courthouse on Tuesday, two young men named Frank M. Daly and Harry Marsh pleaded guilty to breaking Into the house of John CarHni at Ba'.mittum on 26:h July, and stealing clothing. Daly also pleaded guilty to breaking into the house of John Birotn, at B il mattum, and stealing a gun, ?om cartridges, and twopence. Marsh denied the offence. Daly was )e manded for sentence. Mr. Gurner, K C., prosecuted aud prisoners were undefended. The following jury was empan nelled:—Alf. Meadway (foreman) Ed. Lennox, Em. Bevan Chas Everett, J. C. Parker, Jas. Hehir, J. J. Arnott, A. W. Rossell, A. H Phillips anl Thos. Carey. Mr. Gurner, in shortly opening the case, said that Daly had already pleaded to having gone into Bar ton's house and accused was iu his company, On the date in question the owner was absent for the after noon and on returning he misstd a few pennies, a gun and some cart ridges. Th...
Strathcona's Cheque. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Strathcona's Cheque. * ■ During hiS lifetime the lute Lord Strathcona made two boasts—ono that ho never,lost a paper once it got into his hands, and tlio other that ho never received payment for his services to the Canadian Pacific It nil way. His executors in going through his papers found on file uncashed .cheques, from the -Pacific from the j inception of the company until the [ time - of^ big...,dpath, and-: they hiivo.; "now"'niade claim on the : company for the payment of these. The Ca nadian Pacific has announced thnt it will honour every cheque, so that the heirs to the estate will re ceivo a considerably augmented sum. In the same way. Lord Strath cona did not draw his salary as High Commissioner, and the added j windfall of the heirs' will run into | many thousand pounds. -"Globe."
THOONA. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
THOONA. The appeal to public spirit in connection with the war met with a splendid response last Friday evening at a patriotic demonstration at Thoona, when a full house proved its loyalty In tangible form, upwards of ,£120 being subscribed, with promises of considerable addi tions. Mr. Tonkin, in the chair, opened the meeting. In a fine speech he placed before his listeners the urgent necessity foi action. His resolution, that a branch of the Patriotic League be formed, was seconded by Mr. Piatt,, and sup ported by Mr. O'Connell. Mr. E. Jones proposed that a branch of the Red Cross Society be formed in Thoona. This was seconded by Mr. Batten, and sup ported by Messrs. R. B. Amory and Bond. Great enthusiasm prevailed throughout and donations came in freely. Collectors for both funds were appointed. The . officials comprise:—Patriotic Fund Pre sident, Mr. W. J. Tonkin ; secre tary, Mr. W. H. Piatt; treasurer, Mr. W. J. O'Connell. Red Cross Society—President, Mrs, W. J. Tonkin ; secre...
THE JUDGE WHO DIDN'T JOKE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
THE JUDGE WHO DIDN'T JOKE. A The funny sayings of a judgo who novcr joked form ono of tho finest collections of judicial humour over published. This is "Arubiniann," a selection of tho dicta of Sergeant William Arabin, who sat as a judgo at tho Old Builey from 1830 to 1839. For instance, his remark to counsel : "If you can show precisely at what moment the ollenco whs com mitted, and prove that the prisoner was not there when ho did it, he could not possibly havo done It." And he sagely added, as an after thought : "We cannot divest oursol ves of common-sense in a Court of Justice." Another axiom ho delivered him self of has been fathered on many other occupants of tho Bench : '* If ever there w a case of clearer - evidence than this case, this case i» that case." ■
Patriotic Fund. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Patriotic Fund. The Secretary of the above fuud (Mr. Hamilton) acknowledges the following further comnbutions which should have appeared in last issue, but they were not forthcom ing :— Amount previously ack nowled&lt;?e«l , ■; , J. Sims £\. F. SVi'co k5/, D. Terrell 10/6, Mi«s C tut well 5/. F. DJyle 5/, ^ B >w cher 21, Bliss A. Si»^°n £\. Mr. Greenwoo \ 2/6. Mrs W. J. CaUlec £\, H. Cisey £1, Miss M'Farlane 5s, Nurse Yearwood £2, ^ev* Fr. Armstrong £\ !/• R4*.. Fr. O'Reilly £1 2/, Mrs_T. Hoskin 2/, J. I'e »rcy £5 5/ Mr. Huitt 1/. P. King £\ I/, Ed. Ryan ,£10 10/, J. Everett /ft 1/, Mrs Hair 4/, A; Hair 2/6, M-s H. WMlhiinS 5j, F. J. Herker 2/, J Stew art 1/, W. H. Baker 10/, Mis Hunkin 2', Miss Hogan 1/6, • Friend 5', '(Genua.. .5/ W. Waller £\, E. Sims 10/, Mrs M'Pliersou *1. _[1 Nicholls 5'/, Mis? Carige 1C /, . W. G. Abbot /l l/. Friend 2/, Mr Roper /l. J,?08,11® Private Assembly £5 *1, Stale Saving* Bank £1 1/. W Chivers/I 1/. A. W.nn /"S 5/, E. II. Morlev £111, W. F...
CANDIDATES FOR THE SENATE. LABOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
CANDIDATES FOR THE SENATE. Labor. .-BARKER, Stephen BARNES. John BLAKEY, Albert Edward H.. FINDLEY. Edward. McKISSOCK, Andrew Nelson ..RUSSELL, Edward John Liberal. COOK, James Hume EDGAR, William Haslam MAUGER. Samuel v .McCOLL, James Hiers McLEAN, William Joseph TRENWITH, William Arthur. (Six Senators to be elected ) Electors who may be absent from their own Subdivision on Polling Day can record their votes at any polling booth on making a declara tion before, the officer in charge of the booth as follows :—" I have not been and shall not be to-day within the sub-division for which I am en rolled under conditions which would permit of my voting at a polling place prescribed for th at sub-division." If an elector is not in his own subdivision on Polling Day tinder conditions which would permit of his voting at a polling place pre scribed therefor, either because he is travelling through the place in a railway train and cannot delay, or from other sufficient cause, he could reasonab...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Eleetlon. [ADVERTIStMENX.] Indi Election. Mr. Parker J. Moloney will address the electors as under:— FRIDAY, 4th SEPTEMBER. SAMARIA SCHOOL at 1 p m. SWANPOOL H VLL at 3 p.m. BENALLA SHIRE HALL at 8 p m. Authorised by M. K. DIXON ) Hon. Sees. Z. A. OLIVER J P.L.C. Benalla. •
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) THE MESHES OF FATE THE CURSE OF THE BLUE DIAMONDS. PART 12. CHAPTER XXII. THE PAST REVEALED. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
; (ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) . meshTsIdF:ate. o R, THE CURSE OF THE BLUE OIAMONDS. I , By Hedley Richards, Author of "Thf Mine Master's Heir," "Time, the Avenger," etc., etc. PART 12. CHAPTER XXII. THE PAST REVEALED. The evening sun poured in at the drawing-room windows of- The Cot tage. Mrs. Morris was seated a little in the shade with her eyes fixed on Therese, who was looking moodily out of the window. They had dined, or, rather, they had made a pretence of it, neither of them having had any, appetite. Since they had entered the drawing room perfect silence had reigned—the girl absorbed in her thoughts and the older woman studying her atten tively. "Therese, shut both the windows." Her words were spoken in a quick, commanding tone, and the girl look ed up with a start. "Winy should I shut them? The nig&t is very hot," she answered. "Shut the windows !" Something in her grandmother's tone made Therese do as she was told ; then Mrs. Morris moved her'"1 chair close to her grandd...
CHAPTER XXIII. PAYING THE PENALTY. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
CHAPTER XXIII. PAYING THE PENALTY. "You must bO' mad I Why should X pay the penalty when you went scot free ?" exclaimed Therese, angrily. "Listen, Therese ! My crime was not as bad as yours. I struck in pas sion and fierce indication ; you till ed a man deliberately and of set purpose." "Yes, and X would do it again," said the girl. "You don't know all. Ho had promised to make mo his wife, and" ' Bhe added, then stop ped, abruptly. "I know and suspect a great deal, and I blame myself for not looking after you better. You have the hot, fierce blood of my race, mine was like water to yours. But there is an other and a great diflerence, which makes it incumbent that the truth should be known. My crime was never laid on any one else. The po lice were baffled, save the man Short, but he could not get beyond suspi cion ; but Jack CarviU bas been tried and condemned for what you did, .or X should not have spoken. Therese, you cannot let an innocent man sufTcr for what you have done." The ...
CHAPTER XXIV. A TERRIBLE PUNISHMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
CHAPTER XXIV. A TERRIBLE PUNISHMENT. Therese lifted the bedclothes and Bearched carefully for the paper, then she felt between the bed and the mattress, she examined the drawers, finally she was forced to the conclu sion that in her disturbed state her grandmother had hidden . it in the . bureau, but she dare not linger, as she hoard Eliza coming upstairs. "Your breakfast, is ready, miss. Cook's just gone upstairs to get a paper the mistress gave her last night," said the girl. "A paper ray grandmoth»r gave her ?" Just then Phoebe appeared, hold ing in her hand a long parchment envelope. . "Yes, Miss Therese, your grand mother came to the kitchen just be fore we went, to bed last night, and she says, 'Phoebe, you've lived with me a long time and I know I can trust you, so I'm going to give this' into your care and sho hands me the envelope. Then she went on. 'I've an idea I shall die suddenly, and I want you to promise me that when I am dead you will open this enve lope and follow t...
The Royal Red Cross. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
The Royal Red Cross. ■ ± The institution, on St. George's Day, 1883, of the Royal lied Cross, an exclusively feminine decoration, was one of Queen Victoria's hap piest inspirations to associate tho patron saint of England and all that stands for chivalry and cour age with a distinction for women who had manifested special devo tion in nursing the sailor or the soldier in peace or war. That, at least, was its original purpose. In tho original statutes the form of decoration "to be styled and de signated the Royal Red Cross" was officially approved. Then, as now, it consisted of "a cross enamelled crimson, edged with gold, having on the arms thereof the u'ords Faith, Hope, and Charity, with the date of tho institution, the centre having thereon Our Effigy. On tho reverse side ' Our Royal and Im perial Cypher and Crown shall be shown in relief." It was further laid down that it might be worn by tho Queen Regnant, the Queen Consort, or tho Queen Dowager of the United Kingdom, and that i...
HIS CHOICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
HIS CHOICE. Cholly : "Shall wo go to the East End Thcntro and tako a look at tho ' Great Unwashed ?' " Algy : " No ; let us go to tho Opera and seo tho * Great Undress ed.' Salesman : Here's an alarm clock that is guaranteed positively to mako a fellow jump out of bed. Mr. Tar dee : That's what they all say—but let's hear it ring. Salesman : It doesn't ring—it bonks.—"Puck." xSwiss Guide : This Is the . famous Mattcrhom precipice ; it is 8,000 feet doep. Lady Climber : Good gracious me I And do jjeoplo often fall over there ? Swiss Outdo : No, madam, never mora than once,
ART'S BRUTALITY.. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
ART'S BRUTALITY.. "I know Amos comes in for - a lot of praise because he hunts with a camera, .instead..of a gun," Forbes began in a slightly acrid tone. "It never seems to strike people that there may be more than one .-kind of brutality." " - "What's the matter with Ames,?" demanded one of his clubmatcs. "Out in Canada last autumn," Forbes resumed, "I went oil by my-' self one dny, when Ames was fid dling over his kodak, and I stum bled full on a black bear. Be cause I was the only thing in sight, very likely, I became tho immediate object of her attentions. I had only a slight lead, but I was go ing pretty well when Ames poked through tho brush and took in tho situation. " 'Hold on there, old chap !' ho yelled. ' You'ro too far ahead. I can't get you both in.' "
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Use a cut turnip or potato for greasing the gridiron. You will have no greaso and no smoke. i "Wei!, Charlie, did you enjoy j'our visit to the Isle of Wight last Easter ?" said a young man to his friend. "Yes, thank you," was the reply. "I enjoyed myself very much. But it's a peculiar place." "How is that ?" "Why, Tom, it has Needles you can't thread, Fresh water you can't drink, Cowes you can't milk, and Newport you can't bottle." 1944, ,
The Useful Reindeer. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
The Useful Reindeer. In sub-Arctic countries the rein deer takes the place of ox, sheep, arid horses. It gives milk, meat, and clothing, and is a good beast of burden. From the' -milk the Laplander makes a cheese. It is true that those who have" lasted it do not praise it; they say it is hard, and rank of taste. . But that'.' piay be due.?jto«.bad checse-making. At any rate,', refndeer-inilk cheeso is the Laplander's chief food during •• the long winters of the North. In the summer ho lives on a frugal diet of curds and whey. He makes no but ter, but the Finlanders. do ; it is of a very pale colour—nearly white. At the end of the sumhier the reindeer becomes very fat, and the flesh is: excellent. It is regarded as the greatest delicacy by their own ers—a delicacy to which they treat themselves only on rare occasions, the reindeer has the thickest skin of all northern animals, and the warmest for clothing. As draught animals, the reindeer are used not only for drawing the sleighs in ...
Eyebrows and Character. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 September 1914
Eyebrows and Character, l , - It is now conceded that the Greek eyebrow Is' quite in accord with the conception of mere physical beauty in women. Lilce the rose bud mouth, it does not indicate the highest order of intelligence, and the arch is expressive always of greater sensibility and greater sense of character. Scant growth of the eyebrows in variably denotes lack of vitality, and external applications are use less to promote or produce a growth until the general health improves; on the contrary, heavy, thick eye brows indicate a strong constitu tion and great physical endurance. They are not beautiful on a wo man's face, however much they may signify either mental or bodily vigour, and when they are not only heavy, but droop and meet at the nose, they are disagreeable, and are said to accompany an insincere and prying nature. Bomantic u'omen usually have a very well-defined arch in the centre of the eyebrow, while a sense of humour is indicated In the arch nearer the nose. Long...