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BOY IN SIGNAL-BOX ENGINEDRIVER IN TRAP. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
BOY IN SIQNAL-BOX ENGINEDRIVER IN TRAP. The report of Lieutenant-Colonel Druitt, who held the Board of Trade inquiry into the accident at St. James' Station, Liverpool, on October 15, when six persons were killed and 63 injured by a train dashing into a stationary train, was issued yesterday (says "The Daily Mall" of December 17). It was stated that at the time of the accident the booking boy in the Cen tral Station signal-box was working the block instruments, and Signalman -V. Thompson, mistaking a signal which the boy took, admnitted the colliding train. Driver Millward, of the colliding train, had stated that he ran into the train in front of him wfthout seeing anything. (St. James's Station is a small station in the open between two tunnels.) Midland drivers, the inspector states, stand on the right hand side of the footplate. and the signals being on the left hand side Millward depended on his fireman to look out for the signals. "I consider that Driver Millward only failed to...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
SUPREME AMONG SCOTCH WHISKIES AGE AND QUALITY GUARANTEED. JAMES WATSON & C0° L'° VU'DEE . T O I NV NTOR PATENTS Obtained in Commonwealth and Else where for improved methods of Appli ances. Tools. etc., of any description Full Information, Costs. etc., sent on adplicau?LOn t0 A. O. SACHSE, O.E. :LUC1ltALlAI\ W\LUVnii , u'3 BUILDINGS, Corner Collins and William Sts., MELBOURNE. GERMAN UNEMPLOYED According to the report of 16 of the larger trade unions. 3 per cent. of their members were unemployed at the end of November, the total being 51,303 (says the Berlin correspondent of "'The Daily News.") This is again a considerable increase compared with October. At 309 public labor exchanges there were 219 male applicants per 100 vacancies, and 139 female. The number of members of the State Insurance Commlittees pay ing premiums-that is, men in work decreased by over 30.900 during the month. The serious condition of housing In the villages of \Vurtemberg is shown by the report of the...
WOMEN PLUMBERS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
WOMEN PLUMBERS While 86 women are described in the latest census returns in Great Brit ain, as plumbers, it is significant that all but nine are widows. The fact seems to be that of practical women plumbers there are none. The S6 wo men in the census returns are either managing the business of their late husbands or are in partnership with relatives. There is only one woman plumber in the Post-office Directory, and a "Daily News" representative, inquir ing at her place .of business at Pim lico, gathered that while she was fully capable of doing the work of a prac tical man, having learned in the course of many years all that a plumber
INDIANS IN NATAL ONLY COURSE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
INDIANS IN NATAL ONLY COURSE. Replying to an address to-day from the Mahajana Sabha (Indian Mercantile Aeseociation) and the Madras Provin cial Congress -Colnmittcc, Lord Tlar dinge the Viceroy (according to Reu ter's Madras correspondent in the "Daily News" of November 27), said:- The position of Indians in South Africa has for some years past received the most anxious consideration of the Indian Government, which is doing all in its power to ensure them fair treat ment. The Union Act of which you complain has in practice tile effect of putting a stop to Asiatic emigration to South Africa, although it does not discrimin ate in so many words against Asiatics. We. however, succeeded in securing the privilege of entry for a limited number of educated Indians annually. 'We also specially endeavored to secure as favorable terms as possible for the Indians already resident in the Union. and our efforts resulted in the inclusion of provisions for the right of appeal to the courts on point...
CHAIRMAN'S MOTOR CAR DIGNITY OF POSITION [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
CHAIRMAN'S MOTOR CAR DIGNITY OF POSITION Surviving a steady fire of ridicule, the proposal of the Moderates to supply the chairman of the London County Council with an oflicial motor-car was passed at a meeting of the Council yesterday (says "The Daily News" of December 17). The car is to be hired at a cost of £420 a year. It is to support the dig nity of the chairman's office and assist him to be received in "a fitting man ner" on ceremonial occasions. MIr Stanley Holmes, who moved the reference back of the proposal, won dered what the Moderate Party would have said seven years ago if the Pro gressives had suggested the provision of such a car. "How they would have talked," he said, " of the 'Wastrels' ' Palace, to which the 'Wastrels' ' chairman would drive in his 'Wastrels' ' motor-car." The General Purposes Committee sug Rested that the chairman's car shouldj be recognisable as such. How was that to be done? inquired the critic. Were they to have a gorgeous car like the Lord May...
ART OF COOKING FLAVORINGS OF FLOWERS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
ART OF COOKINfi FLAVORINGS OF FLOWERS Having attacked nearly every settled idea in art, music, poetry, and dress, the.Futurists are now trying to under mine our tastes in food (says the "Daily News"). They begin their con spiracy by telling us flatly that for over four centuries there has not been a new dish invented. Mr Jules Manicave, the Futurist chef, who is responsible for this declaration, comes of cooking stock. His father and grandfather were chefs, and his brother is a chef. Mr Manicave accuses ordinary expo nents of the art of cooking to-day of having tied themselves to the fetish of bay-leaf, parsley, mint, thyme, and onions for flavorings, to the complete neglect of the rose, the violet, the lily of the valley, the lilac, and the ver bena. "You cannot imagine what a chicken a la lily of the valley is like," he cries in ecstasy-but it sounds highly appe tising. The Futurist chef has been advised by a doctor at Nice, where he is now cooking, to bring his new art to Eng lan...
FIRES WITHOUT FLAMES [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
FIRES WITHOUT FLAMES Apparatus that will help firemen to overcome difficulties of lighting "tire without flames" is to be introduced in London subject to the approval of the County Council (says "The Daily Ex press). The Fire Brigade Committee propose the formation of two special corps of men who would devote practically all their time to maintaining and using smoke helmet apparatus. They suggest that the smoke helmets in use, which have not been very suc cessful, should be withdraavn. and that two motor appliances specially fitted for smoke helmet work be obtained, one to be placed at the chief station of the brigade and one at the Euston road station. "'These are to he manned." add the committee, "by specially selected nlen." They suggest that the appliance should carry dynamos and portable searchlights, oxygen reviving appara tus. and electric fans for blowing air into places where dense smoke and poisonous gases exist.
DELAY IS DANGEROUS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
DELAY IS DANGEROUS. We all remember the pretty story of the little hero who saved his native village in Holland by stopping with his hand throughout the whole of a dark, tumultuous night, the gentle trickle of the sea through a leak in the dyke. Had he not done so. the wild sea must surely have worn its way through the dyke and flooded the village. Similar dangers threaten us here. HIundreds of backs are aching, yet people are neglecting the warning; .and it is so easy to check kidney dis ease if taken in time. But don't ne glect the first warnings. Read how the danger can be averted: Mrs. Arthur Wortham, Netherlands. Sale, says:-"For six months 1 had great bother with my back. Sometimes I could not sleep. No matter how I tried to get relief I could not get it. If I would lie down. in a short time the pains would make me get up. If I propped myself up with pillows. In a short time the pains would mlake me move again. I was very anxious to get anything to do me good, even if it only ...
WELL AND STRONG. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
WELL AND STRONG. What a grand thing it is for women to feel well and strong! The Ladies' College of Health has brought for ward a home treatment that has re stored thousands to health at a trif ling cost. Those interested can find out all about it if they send two penny stamps to Dept. 45, Ladies' College of Health, 46 Elizabeth-street, Melbourne. The hands at the Orange Brewery (says the "Leader'") were enjoying their privileged 11 o'clock beer, when two swagmen, having received per mission from the manager to get a drink, appeared on the scene. They were handed a pot each, and lost no time in lubricating. After a second oiling, one of the men stroked his shaggy beard, and remarked, "I say, lads-fair dinkum-how much do you have to pay to work here?"
MINING INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
MINING INTELL.au"NCE. Long Tunnel Gold Mines.-February 5.-3225ft. level-Reef in S. stopes av erages Sin., payable. Rise 50Oft. north of winze up 23ft. For the first 15ft. the reef averaged 12in., payable, but pinched in the back. Now discontinu ed. 3375ft. level.-Reef in stopes off No. 2 rise averages 1Sin.. payable. Reef in stopes over and south of in termediate averages 2ft.; a little to payable gold. Reef in stopes north of No. 2 rise starting, off level aver ages 2ft., a little gold showing. Main sl.f.t.-Making good progress with plat and bin excavations. Mill.-30 heads running one shift. Amalgam re turns are about the average. Eureka G. M. Company, Valalllia. February 4-Middle reef-Intermediate north. Stoplng on Gin, stone; payable gold. No 1 intermediate S. from winzo in 60ft., formation pinched. A stope started over this level shows 18in. slate formation, fair gold. West ern reef.-Rise to Hestor's winze up 19ft. Reef 18in., little gold. Battery Boxes and horses in position. E...
MELBOURNE HIDE AND SKIN MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
MELBOURNE HIDE AND SKIN MARKET. Younghusband, Row and Co. Pty. Ltd. report: Skins.-We brought forwarda large selection of 10,000 skins to a full at tendance of buyers. Competition was animated, and values were in sellers' favor. Best parcels, more particularly lambs and lamb pelts, advanced %d to ld per. lb. Hides.-Our catalogue comprised a nice selection of 1,000. Biddings from both tanners and shippers were ani mated; and, whilst all lots realised the previous week's rulings, lights were in sellers' favor, with kips in strong request at an advance of %d per lb. Tallow.-Although local manufac turers were again. operating, the mar ket lacked animation, prices generally being slightly lower, with best mixed parcels showing a decided decline of 5/ per ton. Furs.-Tho quantity and quality are fast deteriorating, and values gener ally were again in buyers' favor.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO LADIES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
SPECIAL NOTICE TO LADIES. Ladies will be pleased to learn that at the special request of her many patients and others, the 'Natura'" Health Co., of 42 Elizabeth-street, Melbourne, are again sending their superintendent. dIrs. D. iM. Clifford, to Sale on a short visit. The visit will take place on Tuesday, 3rd March, when M?rs. Clifford may be seen at the Club Hotel from 10 a.m. to 6 pin. Ladies whose health is causing them any anxiety are strongly advised to consult her, and learn how good health may be restored by means of the wonderful '' Natura' Homo Treatment that has cured so many thousands of women and girls. No charge whatever is made for the con sultation or advice. For the conven ience of patients and others, Mrs. Clifford will ca'rry a full supply of ail medicines. By sending 2d postage, a valuable Health Guide for women will be posted free by the company. Ad dress-Dept. BNI. 7- The Minister for Education (Sir Alexander Peacock) has promised to create a new agricultural hi...
MELBOURNE STOCK MARKETS. FAT SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
MELBOURNE STOCK MARKETS. FAT' SIIEEP, 26,600 yarded. Quotations:---Prime crossbred wethers. 1S to 0C ; extra do Stdo to 3; gd do.. 1. o 17/9; second do., from 13/; prime crossbred ewes, 15 6 to 16 t; extra do., iT, to 20.: good do., l;a to 14 "' second and inferior, fronl 10; prime nmerino we thers, 17, to 1S/6; extra do., 1S /9 to 20/3, with selected pens to 22 6; good do., 14, to 16/; second do., 12. 6 to 13/9; inferior. froml 116: with merino ewes, 6/ to 17/. FAT 1.AxtNfic 2t,000 were penned. ouotations: Prime sold at 13/6 to 15:6; extra, 16/ to 17/, with selected pens, 17/6 to 1S/9; good sold :at from 11.9 to 13./; second, 10/6 to 11/6, few .snall loss. FAT CATTLE. S.9i0 yarded. Prime pens of bul locks, £11 to £1./5/: extra do. do., £12 10/ to £13/5' ; odd beasts, to £14/12/ 6d; good do. do., £9 to £10/10/; good light and handy weights. £6/10/ to £9 10.: second do. do., '7 to £S: infer ior, from ?t; best pens of cows, £7 10/ to £S/l,'; odd beosts, £1 to £10 12.6; good do. do., £...
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. An Awkward Fix. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. --=-oj----- An Awkward Fix. Readers will ruelleilue 1 now a few yearsc ;I:o Ltle ilueIUmLCrs of the Labor r'arti II1L ~LtU lIUUly over what they conaldereI tile U?l1?ir treatlent of b?olltuttur earce, who, owing to the rI'eMI Or til eleCL1ion, a \lwith his colleagues ejected trun nllice just ia as was preparnll to Visit Lunuon as tre Colnnulnwetalth 'epresentative at Inlu limperial De£ence Lounlerele. Why a LolerLllenllt represenltlllg olle Set of political opollllns slouli elect to be lreurscllteu oy one ort their opponents on sucIt al lluportaLnt 111atLLer t as e ItenIc 110 olne xylaliled, 110or COUl ally oullnt 01100 tle Lauor f'ilLi unI1er tanlli Wily s?Cll a preposLterous claim was Illnae. bll?, 111 busolO uilneplallled LaiSillOl, a?l. I slle"r iolullo\Vls COIl \Illestl tielllSelveS t11nt a deadly Ill Jur'y \ats luloU to enator PJearce, wino laud beell 1uulilng tlrwuilrd to thle trip. AOW a Iretil care of vulnlialllt nas Il?ell, 1110 tillb 111ls talere 1s ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
The... START THE .: 2 RIGHT / with the refinements of perfect tonal quality i c the basie element of musical cultur. To accustom thehandr of t child to thte use of a properly mad piano not only helpato develop a correct toohnique, b -t avoids the child dropping into faults that will afterwards take much trouble to unlearn. 'lYc lburmlcr 1ltailO has many features in construction that place it in a class of its own, and considering its advantages, is the oheapest piano to be had in Australia. Easy Instalment Terms. Old Pianos in Exchange. SEND FOR 4',rf,, 9. q9 276 COLLtNS STRErT. MELnOURNEr rCATALOuE 57 ruNL sTaResT. eons r . :No. 17 TO HELT T. E CO. I'LEOD BROS. & CO., 8AL TM L. Cars for -ire, Day and Night. Age.nts for-Rtapid, Metz, Itala, Stak r-Squire, Stoddart-Dayton, Swift, PeTonn, mnlum, Oakland, S.A.P. Cars. Also A.B.C. Motor Cycles. THE LATEST IN CYCLE CARS-THE MORGAN AND THE DUO. THE OMNIUre LIGHT DELIVERYf VAN. Simple, Strong, Reliable. Car ries Scwt. £145. PERAccs...
WHAT DO WE BELIEVE? [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
WHAT DO WE BELIEVE? -4---- - Our Sydney correspondent writes: -The discussion on the question, "\rYnat do we believe?" is still go ing strong in the junior morning daily, and to any one whose '" belief'' does nut impel him to a course of life too strenuous to give it serious attention, it is doubtless interesting. The ques tion itself, however, remains as much in the aark as ever. ilost of the cor responlldents are far more concerned to rluicuie tnlngs that they don't believe, and which itey accuse other ausurd alid rluiculous people of believing, than to set lorth tullr own true worK lug laith. 11uere is a short and simple rule Ior ascertalLlllg our own, or any one else's isirn, ani it Is so ihuacilous hallt It seentS allliost superlluous to write to the papers about it. The rule is, "iBy tleir works ye shall know lthem."' , arieties of faith are end less. They range trom that of the man who believes in tile Divine Hunl an, who has revealed -iimself by the ' ornd ane in1 person, to...
THE CRADLES FULL. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
THE CRADLES FULL. " Bonus, or no bonus," says; the Hon. J. Cook, " the country nee:ds to have its cradles full." A book deal ing with this subject in a mofit in-ý formative way will be appreciatd by childless married couples. It will be sent free if 2d is remitted for post age. Address Dept. 45, Ladies' Col lege of Health, 46 Elizabeth- tl;eet, .Melbourne. In the course of a sketch of. work in the backblocks performed by the Rev. R. A. Giles (Church of England), of Dunkeld, the "''Herald" relatres that the young clerical pioneer will I lot 'as ily forget the first wedding which he celebrated in the Mallee. In Iact. It was the first wedding he ever cels brated. The residence consisted of two small galvanised iron rooms. The people of the district for miles around attended as bidden guests. 'ihe prob lem was where to hold the wedding breakfast. A happy solution was found in the fowl-house, a fairly roomy structure, which was cleansed, made ready, and duly used. All the guests were acc...
LESSONS WITH BABIES SUBSTITUTES FOR DOLL [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
LESSONS WITH BABIES SUBSTITUTES FOR DOLL The district of Merton, Surrey, is proud of the possession of the two youngest heroines in England. These are Kathleen Shipton, aged six weeks, and Rose [ ennett, aged seven months. They are the two babies who have been chosen to replace the doll which until recently was used in the Single gate Council Girls' School for the in struction of the scholars in domestic aconlplishments. The doll had been allmost worn out by its long course of dressing and uin dressing and washing and putting to sleep. \ hen it was proposed to sub stitute infants tlhe danger to them was pointed out, but the girls of the school maintain that the risks were exagger ated. The doll, it is stated, was never dropped in all its existence, and under the eyes of their experienced teachers the girls handle the human substitutes as carefully. Kathleen and Rose (says "The Daily Mail" of December 12) if appea-rantce is anything, are waxing strong on the routine of bathing, dress...
SERVANTS IN CLOVER LOUNGES AND BATHROOMS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
SERVANTS IN CLOVER LOUNGES AND IBA'tI'HOOMS. Club servants are notoriously the most fortunate of their kind, but as a result of renovations at the Carlton Club the servants of that institution now claim to live in more luxurious conditions than any other servants in London. The renovation scheme originated in a survey of the serVants' quarters. which was followed at once by sweep ing changes. Dormitories were swept away to give place to separate bed roolms, bathrooms have been intro duced wherever space was available, while where conditions permitted it bathrooms were built into the bed rooms. Formerly one servants" hall did duty for the whole staff. To-day there are two halls, one for the male and the other for the female servants. In these halls are comfortable lounges, luxuri ous armchairs, well-fitted writing tables. tOn the walls hltang Iandsome pictures, the gift of Lord Claud Ham ilton, chairmnan of the-club. These comforts (says "The Daily Mail') are for the servants in thei...
DARING JEWEL ROBBERY SUBSTITUTED BOX [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914
DARING JEWEL ROBBERY SUBSTITUTED BOX A fe'w days ago curious news was re ceived from Nantes to the effect that a dar:ing jewel rolbery had been cmnl mitted there to the detriment of a travelling agent, whose box of jewels was mysteriously reloved, and another filled with soap, put in its place (says the Paris correspondent of "Tile Daily Telegraph," Decembler 16). The agent, AM. Monniot. had colme frol. .es-aneon with a hox full of jewels and a valise. As he had to visit a number of Jewellers in the town. he called on one of them, who was till then his best custOlmler. a c?ltailln I. Plazolles: and as his box was too heavy to move a!out easily, hie asked the jeweller to keep it for him as well as the valise. On the following dtay, iaccording to, .M. Plazolles. a messenger enmntr and told him that he had orders to take thIe box and the valise to the railw:ay station. The jeweller stated that he glve upl tihe articles, but soon afterwards lie a I leged that hie had doubts, and te!e ph...