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CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA LECTURE IN WORKSOP [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA LECTURE IN WORKSOP The preacher at St. John's Church, Worksop, on Sunday was the Rev. W. L. Langley, Rector of St. Stephen's; Newtown, Sydney, New South :Wales (reports "The Worksop Guardian" in a December issue'). He delivered stirring addresses in -the morning and evening in the church and to' the Brotherhood in St. John's Institute in the afternoon. He attended Work sopl under the auspices of the Colonial and Continental Churclh Society, which exists for the purpose of looking after the spiritual welfare of our country men who settle "down under.".' There was a large attendance in the Institute on Monday evening; when Mr Langley gave a lanterni lecture entitled "The Churchl Beneath the Southern Cross." : .. The Rev. J.: I. Bligh pre sided. After the .siningng of: a hymn (the chairman':being at the 'piano), and prayer, Mr Bligh introduced the lecturer. He remarked that 'no intro duction was necessary, as he had twice preached in the Church and in the In stitute...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THEATRE OF FUTURE DOOM OF SPOKEN WORDS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

THEATRE OF FUTURE DOOM OF SPOKEN WORDS. Even those who do not agree with M. Leon Bakst's theories on the develop mnent of various forms of art will not deny the freshness and originality which makes the Russian painter one of the most interesting personalities of the Paris of to-day (says the Paris cor respondent of "T:oe Daily News," De cemi~in" IS). M, liakst is thoroughly sincere in his convictions. He doesn't play to the gallery, though hle may startle it by such dicta as those enulnciated to-day in the course of my chat with hint in his atelier on the Boulevard JMalsher bee. TI'lUItUMPH OF PAINTING "The theatre of the future means the triumphli of painting and the graldualI abolition of the spoken word," he le gan. "The spoken word will find another and a more modernlist arena. The hook, whether tragedy or drama, will be sullicient to itself, without be ing obliged to have recourse to inter pretation, which always leaves some thing to be desired. "The actor seeks in rejoinder a...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
BABIES FOR £20 EACH MAN AND WOMAN MISSING [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

BABIES FOR £20 EACH MAN AND WOMAN MISSING All efforts to find the whereabouts of a middle-aged couple named Melbourne had failed, it was reported yesterday. when an inquest was resumed at Southwark on a nine-weeks-old child (says "The Daily Mail" of December 12). The child, whose mother. Ethel Mel bourne, lived with the missing couple. had been placed with a foster-mother. who was paid £20. Another girl. a Javanese, who lived with the Mel bournes. also had a child, which after wards died. It. too, had been adopted by a foster-mother for £20. One of the girls was understood to be an adop ted dauehter and the other a niece of the 'Melhournes. Charity Tedman. a railway porter's o iCe, of Nightingale grove. Hither Green, said she had a daughter named Ethel Tedman, aged 17. The last time she saw her was last sunnmmer, when she called on the witness. Mrs .Mel bourne was the witness's sister. Abouc two years ago Mrs 'Melbourne wanted a maid and the witness's daughter was engaged by her. Af...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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PATHOS OF LAST TURN WILL POWER TRIUMPHS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

PATHOS OF LAST TURN SWEiLL POWER TRIUJMPHS. In the old days at the Pavilion Mr "liark lcMelford. the brother of Austen Mlelford. often appeared in his sketch "Non-Suited." and at his farewell mati nee at the Little Theatre yesterday he once more took the part of 'Mr Stur geon, K.C. (says the "Daily News" No vember 2S). The veteran actor is very ill indeed, and it was only by strength of will that he was able to take his last turn. 'There was still the shme dry humor in Sturgeon's cross-examinlation, and the same incisive asides. At the end of the afternoon, sur rountlded by his friends and those who had taken part in the perforimance, Ir Mark 1Melford recited his own poecm on the Suffragette's hard path as pioneer.. Miss Ethel l'ilbury had to prompt him from the hook, and it was pathetic to see how the sick man forgot his weak ness in the pleasure of detlaiining his poem. Many actors have taken fare well of the stage, but none in such t oullching cirlen l istanlces. There could not ...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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"THE MASTER'S MASTER" RIGHT TO HIT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

"THE MASTER'S MASTER" I~[GHT TO lIT. ti'erhert MIorter, the village postnast cr of (Gr'cat C('rssingllia, Norfolk, was charged at Swaffhant yesterday with assaultinl two boyc; in the school play ground (says the "Daily Mail" of No vember 27). Thei htoys said that M?iter's boy had stoned the!, but they did not retalitate. The defendantt went to the school And hit thiem several times, satying they had hit his son. Thi monther" of one of the boys was stadll to have asked tile de fendant vtwhy he hit hier hoy, and he said. "1 ;tni :1 school llantagr aDppilnted by the Norfolk Education Conllllittee. I a:il the sehotnlllaster's master. I can .o into tile playgrotund and hit boys. Thecre it: no 1law to prevent m1te.' :Idarter, in tldefience. ?-id the boys were a nluisatilnc and had ill-treated his son. The chairmian said the Bench felt strongly that the defendant had abused his position, and had l5y this case pros' ed himself unfiL for it. Mlorte' was fited £1/8/, includifig costs.

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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POTENT SUPERSTITIONS BELIEF IN CHARMS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

POTENT SUPERSTITIONS BELTEF IN C-IARMIS TWitchcraft is not dead. In view of the reassuring results of inquiries made by a "Daily News" representa tive on November 1.4 Mr Oliver Maddox 1-ucffer and AMr Chesterton may take hiart of grace again, secure, states that journal in the knowledge that the superstition that is the salt of this material age, still flourishes In its traditional potency in spots much less remote than even the most credu lous commonly imagine. "It is true." said Mr A. It. Wright, the editor of "Folk-Lore," to whom witches of all classes and colors are familiar spirits, "that the black or evil witch has largely disappeared, but the white witch, to whom villagers re sort. for the cure of all manner of diseases, still survives in Yorkshire and in many. other parts of. Eng land.' "Here, for example, is-the prescrip tion of.a cure. for jaundice practised recently by a whitg witch, whose de puty. told ,the secret to me, thus break ing the spell for ever : Thake .a, smal...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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SHINING CYLINDER KING GEORGE SET FASHION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

SIlNINtI C YLINDER RING G,'cO'GR3 .S'ET FA\SHiON. The announcement that it is the de sire of the Kin that all Guards of Ii 'ts in mlufti shoull t \' ,ti" k colts and silk hats h;\en in t'.e neit!bor hood of th'?kitg"aim Ialat,' seems to peoitlt to . Royal a'pproval of 'recent at tempts to rei'nvest the silk hait with its one-time popularity. Many have a-serted t'htt ilthe lry rof the topper " l"' is "nt the a'eone: that the ciming of the lounge suit andl the popularity v ,ft the monto: ta1" lied lrou?ht ;bout i:st d tttl ll?'. frm:ll shinly :re-eminence. . ut the "cytlinder of ei\il:sation'" is re.as:-srt ing itself in its c ?ten.,:ary y.car. ;and the hatters t'e rejoi-in'. In quliries clirited tl e st1 tt.il (1 t otre silk hi its : ' ,,;n, s,,d i heen1 mitst llmal rke.d. \'1een lhc'.ti'!at " ill is the turn 0i the 1',it in tie sp'eo t: adoptit eont'ent?l i111 headw'eat ntl?ev ioure and l'oi'e his defern ce tIL thie dictates of fashion.

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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WHISTLER'S WORK QUESTION OF SPEED. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

WHISTLER'S WORK QUESTION OF SPEED. The common impression among ar tists and art students undoubtedly is that -Whistler was a particularly rapid worker. Mr Joseph Penneil, however, holds to the contrary, with this advantage in argument, that, having sat to Whistler for eight insufferably long hours, for the purpose of a sketch portrait which has all the apparent characteristics of a "lightning" drawing, he speaks as one who kows-only too well! Pleasant "asides," of this piquant nature, were the best features of Mir Pennell's de lightful lecture on "The Revival of Lithography" at the Victoria and Al bert Museum (says the "Westminster Gazette.") It was a real privilege to hear a skilled artist praising enthusiastically the high possibilities of lithography.and prophesying for it a great future. Show ing on the screen some beautiful modern examples of the art by Whistler and George Clausen, Mr Pennell spoke of the pains and patience with which Whist ler, in particular, worked for the ex...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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LABOR AND LARKIN MR HAVELOCK WILSON'S VIEWS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

LABOR AND LARKIN JIR HAVELOCK WILSON'S VIEWS James Larkin, the Dublin strike lead er, has aroused active opposition frdm some English trade union leaders- by his "fiery cross" tour in .this country (says .'Lloyd's Weekly, November -30). Notable protests have been made by iMr J. Havelock Wilson, .president. 5f the Sailors' and Firemen's Union, and Mr.. J. H. Thomas, MI.P., of the ;National Union of Railwaymen. Mr Trosam, in a speech at. Newton Abbot on Sunday, said Larkin's imani festo was as ill-timed as it was unfair, as unfortunate as it was mischievous. If railway- companies broke agreements the men -would be justified-in doing everything they could to deal- with the situation -so created, but, while they-in sisted on the companies observing agreements, the men must adhere to the same code of honor. So far as the sR'm;:at:Ueic strike. was concerned, when once the- National Union of Railwaymen. gave counten ance to that policy assuredly the end of their society had begun. - MIr Ha...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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SMALL EXCHANGES TELEPHONE HUMOR [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

1SMALL EXCIIANiES: TELEPHONE HU?MOR What is the smallest telephone: ex change in the world? A member of "The Daily Mhail" staff, turning. over the pages of the telephone directory came across the Castlebellingham area, which contains but three subscribers: SHowever, it is a fine, big, fat, lustly name, and evidently impressed the Post Office, for the entry in the director? begins like this: "Castlebellingham area, Including Castlebellingham. Public Call Office: Castlebellingham." A brave effort to give the entiri fur ther scenic importance is made by a lengthy direction as to what- one .must do in the event of faults and service difficulties, but the melancholy fact re mains that a brewery, some corn mer chants, and NMrs Woolsey-Butler share Castlebellingham ,exchange betweeni them. Weo rang up Castlebellingha'un "Trunks" operator first wondered if. we wanted Balham.- We -said, " do," arid insisted politely on: Castlebellingham, explaining that it wan in Ireland, near Dundalk. Trave...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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MAN WANTED WIRELESS HUNT [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

MAN WANTED WIRELESS HUNT A police net of extraordinary dimen sions and complexity has been spread in the attempt to capture George Sum ner, the young man "'wanted" in con nection with the murder of the Liver pool business woman. Miss Bradford. No such world-wide quest for a sus pect has been made since the hunt for Dr. Crippen. who was found on the high seas by the aid of wireless telegraphy and subsequently hanged for the murder of his wife. A description of Sumner has been read out to the olfficers and men of every police force in the country. This means that eonsiderahly more than 100,00 olfficers are specially on the look-out. In addition the detective forces have been furnished with cop ics of the !man's photograph. Special otlieers have been detailed to illnquire at hotels, lodging-houses, lhos phitals, w?vIrkhiou ses, inlirtmaries. and o!lrtularies. i ffin l ers at seaports are keeting a special watch on all out ging passenge:, wirele-tss messages re'.tues ting search for sto...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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RURAL HOUSING OFFER BY MR. JOHN BURNS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

RURAL lIOUSING OFFER BY MR. JOHN BURNS ,Mr. John Burns, the President :of, the Local Government Board,. makes a m.ost important announcement-- vith. regard to rural housing in the follow ing letter. to Mr. Hobhouse, in answer .to a question raised by the latter' (says ."The -Daily News"): Dear Mr.. Hobhouse, -- ?i '.will. think .that: I have beena a: long- time in :answering your lIetter, buit I- w~as .anxious to lbe in a. position- to. make a definite `announcement-= on a point of. great importance to. rural district: councils .which I, wkvas. considering when youi lettei arrived.-- This -an nouncement I ani only now in a posi tion to make.' ' You ask in your letter whether: the Local Gov, ernment Board .intend. to push on housing' schenies\ byy:. rural district- councils, notwithstanrding .-the recent pronouncemenit . by .the Chan cellor of the Exchequer on the. hlous ing. question. My-. answeri is. that. the priroblem -of providing, houses iiinrural. districts is, in many cases, ...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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POTTED MUSIC TIME'S GREAT CHANGE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

POTTED MUSIC e TIME'S GREAT CHANGE. Only a few years ago a piano was little more than a piece of furniture, says the "Atlantic Monthly." Sometimes the daughter of the house tinkled scales upon it, or a col legian son poundedi out "W\Vhistling Rufus," or the "Washington Post:" but for the most part it stood silent, majestic, like an inanimate footman, testifying with polished rosewood to the opulence and taste of its possessor. That is all changed now; pianos are no longer silent; thanks to the perfor ated music-roll, they give tongue un ceasingly. To walk down a subur ban street on a summer's evening is to take an aural bath in the history of music. Through the open windows of cottage after cottage float the comn positions of Bach, Sousa, Chaminade, Chopin, Moszkowski, Wagner, Puccini, Lehar, and Ethelbert Nevin, all ming ling in one stunning pot-pourri. One cannot make a simple after-dinner call without paying tribute to the player piano which is one's host's newest pride. To tell ...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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WOMEN SETTLERS ALLEGED SCARCITY [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

WOMEN SETTLERS ALLEGED SCARCITY Considerable surprise has been created among Australasian and other Colonial officials in London by the statement of Sir H. Rider Haggard, at Sunderland House, that in Eng land there is no surplus of marriage able women; and the surprise may be said to be of a painful character, by reason of his further assertion that he was speaking with the authority of the Dominions Royal Conimission, which has recently inquired into the subject (says the "Westminster Gazette"). At the offices - of the High Com missioner of the Australian Common wealth genuine astonishment was ex pressed. "We take the view,". saidan official who has spent many years. in orga nising the efforts of Australians to secure an adequate supply of female se lers, "that the difficulty is merely uh~" sxtension of the home trouble. Yo~~; women and girls, whom we en cou'-age to go out to Australia as domestic servants, are hard to find be cause they are attracted to other kinds of work. So man...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
NEW SHAW PLAY AUTHOR'S METHODS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

NEW SHAW PLAY AUTHOR'S METHODS. It is a very little one, this new play of Mr Shaw's. It lasts only a trifle more than an hour, and that is more than long enough (says the "Daily Telegraph"). It never attempts to be anything more- important than roaring farce. It never succeeds .in being remark ably funny. -Not for. the first time you will envy the ease with which Mr Shaw is amused by. his own wit. He. crams together. good. jokei. and bad, inventions really comical and, the most tedious banalities. At any moment he may wander off from a happy thought into the dullest trifling. To the fortunate author it is doubtless all equally funny, but you long to submit him to a drastic sub editor. The idea for this farce was quite a lucky find. Imagine a respectable Englishman, just the kind of Eng lishman at whom the comic papers have been laughing for years, thrust into the presence of the Empress Catherine, that lady of innumerable lovers. There ought to be plenty of fun .in that. Mr Shaw fou...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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VOLTURNO'S PROFITS MEN DIED DOING THEIR DUTY [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

VOLTURNO'S PROFITS MEN DIED DOING THEIR DUTY Mr Aspinall. K.C., for the owners. charterers. and officers of the emigrant ship Volturno, which was burned in nild-Atlantic on October 9 with a loss of 133 lives, told the Board of Trade in quiry into the disaster yesterday (says "The Daily Mail" of December 12) that in three years between £8000 and £10,000 were spent on the upkeep of the vessel, which in that timfe earned a profit of about £30,000. Counsel cited a letter from the secre tary of the Jewish Women's Associa tion as evidence that although they had lost husband, children, and be longings, womenl emigrants were satis fled with . the behavior of the crew. Small blame might be attached to the stokers who rushed on deck at the first alarm of fire, but they immediate:y re turned and stuck pluckily to their work, though they knew that if the ship went down they would he burnt in the coffin of their stoke-hole. A more remarkable act of bravery than Second-OClicer Lloyd's trip to the...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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A SUFFRAGETTE "MARTYR" VAIN SEARCH FOR THE "CORPSE." [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

A SUFFRAiETTE "MARTYR" VAIN SEARCH FOR THE "CORPSE:" ýA. pathetic narrative of the sad death of a young "Suffragist martyr," W?ril liam Edward Bethell, aged-,19, of Brock ley,: S.E;, who, it is alleged, died follow ing on injuries :sustained: -while being forcibly ejected froinm a-. meeting: ad dressed by .:Dr. Macnamara, Parlia mentitry Secretary to the Admiralty, at the North, Camberwell Radical Club an November 11,:iias been told in 'Mr and Mrs Pethick Laivrence's journal, "Votes for iWomen.' --Subscriptions are being asked for in -order to raise a worthy mniemorial to place on his tomb. Unfortunately a great difficulty has arisenl (saays "The Daily Mail"). De spite the wide publicity which has been :given to the case the most exhaustive inquiries have failed to discover where W~illiam -Edward Bethell died, who saw him die,.who certified the death, or Wh'ere he was buried. Bethiell's father, moreover, is' firmly convinced that his sonl:is alive and well and is with his nvife and ...

Publication Title: Gippsland Mercury
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SMOKING IN BUNKS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

STMiO INGI IN BUNKS W'hen the Board of Trade inquiry in to the burning of the emigrant ship Volt.urno was resumed yesterday (says the 'Daily .Mail" of D)ecember 6), a steerage steward who was known in the Volturno as "damson" - "because I vas so leedle," he explained to the court - narrated in voluble 1'roken IEnglish how the "bright, bright flames" rushed out of No. 1 hold. Mr Raeburn (for the Board of Trade): Did you see passengers falling overboard ?--Yes. Where was that?-On the after-deck. A: Frenichmian took his daughter, I think it was, and threw her into the -water. -:Then he threw his wife and jumped with her without any warning. !He was crazy. He was a cabin pass enger.. fAll the emigrants were properly pro vided :with lifebelts, though the wit ness. had noticed during the voyage that' whenever the people wanted a piece of string they cut the strings off the belts. Counsel: How did you get the life belts on the children ?-Some small children we put them twice round. In othe...

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HOUSE OF BEDFORD BURKE'S COMMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

IOUSE OF BEDFORD'°; . BURKES CO3MMENT: The big sale of the Duke 6f Bed ford's property (Covent Garden) .recalls a statement of Burke as -to `how .ithe ;earlier: ,Russells: got their.: ast§ 1 ?ided possessions . :"The Duke, of Bedford,i' h.ie: said; 'i tie - leviathan l.of. all creatures . of :the Crown.. : . ;The grants tothe :House:of lBedford.i were so enormous as not oniy to outifage economy. but;:: to stagger credulity."':- At one .timie the. DDuke of -Bedford:. was set. down as holdinig 86,424 aeres in eiglht counties. "A great deal of his property lias been sold of late years., Siri John" Macdonniell; in' his :?' ork' on the land question,? hais some severe, strictures concerning the Duke of,:Bed ford's-gates .now, of course, .doie.away. :with. "which are closed at early,b odd, and inconvenient hous, and: Which in dicathe the. seigneurial rights . to.. treait some of the populoius districts of= Lon :don :.as: if they y ere" private gardens:. Tlihe motto of theliRussells isithe...

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INDIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA PICTURESQUE ADDITION. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 13 February 1914

INDIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA PIOfTU~ESQUE ADDITION. Whether his presence in the coun ti y is liked or not, it cannot he de nied that the Indian immigrant often adds to the picturesqueness of the South African scene (says tile "\West minster C:azette"). The Indian women show a great pedi lection for bright colors ill their dress; while the men go about their work with a grave composure, in strong contrast to tihe volubility of the a f:tiir. The Malay Quarter in Capetovwn is one ot the show-places of the city w hich visi torl's are always advised to ace. Even in a busy mining town like Kiimberley one may hear the solelll call to prayer being given from a Mlo hainnledani mosque. It is the presence of this busy Indian comtnnunity which has prompted so many writers to call Ciapetown the meeting-dlace of Ea+? and \West--"Denv\er with a das1 oe Delhi," as George Steven's des.cribed it. INDIANS AND KAFF'l11S. The Indian in South Africa has very little to do with the Katlirs, and rare ly even wor...

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