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THE FIRST STEAMER TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

THE FIRST STI5AMEH TO 011033 THE ATLANTIC. The Savannah, a 350-ton brig, was built for the packet service be tween' Havre and New York. Moses. Rogers, afterwards captain of the Savannah, prevailed upon a firm of shippers in 'America to jjurchase her, and fit her out as a steam ship with a single low-pressure cn gine of about "JO horse-power. Tho \ oyage really commenced from Now York, but the vessel coasted round to Savannah as a preliminary trial trip. On May 23, 1819, the Savannah set out - on her daring venture. The following month the columns of tho "Georgian" had a very curious para graph to the effect that a schooner had arrived' at Newbury" Port, the commander stating that on May 29 he had sighted a vessel from which volumes of smoke were issu ing. Judging it to be a vessel on fire, they bore up to render aid, but soon found she went faster with fire ami smoke than the schooner with all her sails set. Again she was reported as a ship on fire. from the telegraph station at Cap...

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
The First Cigars. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

The First Cigars. I .9 The cigar is now so common an object that we hardly realise how recently it came into use. A letter of Robert Blooinfield, the author of "The Farmer's Boy," dated Mny 21, 1803, gives us what is probably the approximate date of its introduc tion. "I spent two hours yesterday," writes the shoemaker poet, "in the big house 1 at the corner of Clarges street, in company of the Duke. His Grace gave mo three segars, one of which I then smoalced, carrying the others away in my pocket. His Grace' tells me this style of smoak ing is much in favour with French men and Spaniards, and that it is the great cost of segars that stands in the way of their use here. I do not account three segars with a pipeful of good, honest tobacco." The cigarette came in much later. In the early sixties, cigarettes were only smoked (in England) by for eigners or Britons who had acquir ed the habit while residing abroad. The first English cigarettes were stained brown, to imitate the to bacco...

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
LAW RELATING TO NEWS PAPERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

LA W R E, LATIJN 6 T 0 N EW§ PAPERS. "V 1. Subscribers who do n H^iv express notice to the contrary are considered as wishing to Continue their subscription. 2. If subscribers order the dis continuance of their periodicals, the publisher may continue to send them until Arrears are paid. 3. If subscribers refuse or neglect to take periodicals from the office to which they are directed, they are Responsible until tliey have settled :als to be discontinued. 4. If subscribers remove to othei places without informing the pub lishers, and the papers are sent to heir former direction, the sub cribers are responsible. 5. The courts have decided that '' refusing to take periodicals from the office, or removing or leaving them uncalled for, is prima facia evidence of intentional Fraud." 6. If subscribers pay in advance for a periodical, tliey are bound to give Notice to the publisher at the end of the time that they do not wish to continue taking it, other wise the publisher is authorised to ...

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
Patriotic Fund. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

Patriotic Fund. A patriotic meeting was held in the Rvan'8 Creek State School on Monday last. It was well attend ed. Mr J. Blackburne occupied the chair. The head teacher point ed out that the British Empire was passing through a great ordeal in which her strength and endurance would be tried to the utmost. Australia's interest in the crisis is a personal as well as an imperial one, for if Germany should prove herself stronger than Great Britain Australia would soon become Ger many's prize. Amongst the many issues being decided on the Euro pean battlefield was the destiny of this fair land. Then we as sub jects of the British Empire and as Australians, must be prepared to make some sacrifice. While we could not all go to the front to fight but could all help those who are actually fighing. The head teacher then moved that the people of Ryan's Creek wish to show their loyalty to the Briti-h Empire. The motion was carried unanimously. It was decided to work in cojunc tlon with the Sta...

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
PEOPLE'S PECULIARITIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

[ PEOPLE'S PECULIARITIES. | ' There are scores of excellent people n this world who have never ye liiirned the difference between wori md worry. If they have anything tc lo, they seein to think that the only vay of accomplishing it thoroughly is iy means of incessant worrv—worry ibout the time, the method, tlie neces ity of their tusk, until they have driv n easy-going and more tranquil souh lear.y frantic. To some people worry s the only rccognUsd motive power, nd they use it unsparingly^ <)n occa . ion. Who has not sctn or known uch a one about to .'tart on a journey, .'he train starts at ten, we will say; lie distance, less than half n mile to he starting place, can be easily trav •sod in li n 11. nutes; con: cijuently, b •rudent iravu.k-r would leave twenty iuiites l.ofo i haml; to in.-nre ample me. Bui. our wo. Tying friend insists pin starting at a few minutes after t n>, ailegin^ .that the clock may iie •ong. When finally eonv'need that •ie clock is right, he si...

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
Shock of Cavalry. Borne by British Guard. UNSEATED GERMAN BAYONETED. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

Shock of Cavalry. O Borne by British Guard. UNSEATED GERMAN BAYONETED. A wounded Guardsman, describ ing a seven hours' fight at Com piegne, 52 miles N.N.E. of Paris, says:— "As soon as the Germans guns and infantry rushed into position on the hill on the right of the British, the German cavalry ad vanced iu a huge mass, hoping to ride down the Irish Guards, who were nearest to them. "When the shock came it seemed terrific. The Irishmen did not recoil, but flung themselves across the Germans' path. We saw Ger man horses impaled on the bayonets of Guardsmen in the front rauk. Then the whole force of infantry and cavalry became mixed in a confused heap, and the shells of both armies dropped near the tangled miss. Many of the German horsemen got clear and fled, but some, who lost their horses, were bayoneted where they stood. " Then the Guards continued their advance. The Coldstream Guards were now leading, with the Scots Guards in . reserve, and the Irish in support. Meanwhile, taking ...

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
PEN PICTURES OF THE PAST. JONATHAN WILD. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

PEN PICTURES OF THE PAST. JONATHAN WILD. One of the most notorious crimi nals that ever lived in England was Jonathan Wild. He-was born at Wolverhampton of decent parents and served an apprenticeship to a Birmingham buckle-maker. In 1706 being then twenty-four years of age, he deserted his wife and.infant child and went to London, wherq, during a four years' imprisonment for debt, he consorted with criminals, and be fore long became the head of. a gang of thieves and burglars who were known to be concerned in niany crimes ; but so skilful was the chief of the gang that it seem ed impossible to prosecute him. At last, however, two of the Rung • quarrelled, and one gave information al-out the other, who was according ly arrested. But while being con veyed to Newgate, Wild appeared with some followers and caused "a riot, during which the prisoner es caped. . The opportunity having now come, a warrant was issued for his arrest; but Wild : disappear ed for- a time, and remained in hid in...

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
BELGIAN RELIEF FUND. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

BELGIAN RELIEF FUND. Amount previously ack nowledged ...,£15 0 Oj Miss M. Johnson 10/5, Mis W. Say £2 2, ... , 2 12 6 £ 18 2 6 On behalf of the committee of the Benalla Patriotic Fund would you kindly acknowledge our in debtedness to MrsManwell, of the Railway Refreshmeut Rooms, for her generosity in providing a table of refreshments for the members of our Expeditionary Force before their departure on Saturday last, as well as those who took part in the final farewell. Our thanks is no less due to Mr. W. A. Stewart who gave the use of his drag and his own services for the procession, and to both Bands who so ably assisted in the memorable demonstration of farewell to our brave troops.— Yours faithfully, H. Hamilton,^ hon. sec.

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
THE GREAT BULLION ROBBERY. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

THE GREAT BUI-LION R0I3B3UY. Never was a crime more auda ciously conccivcd than the great bullion robbery ol 185(5, on the to th-E.'.ste/n ]?aihvav. On the night of May 1"> three large boxes, conlaining £12,000 in coin and brass, were deli.ereii at London Bridge Station l'or despatch to Paris. The boxes were barred and sealed, placed in iron safes, and double locked. Yet when they were opened in' Paris they were iound to contain, not gold, but bngs of shot. The robbery was first conceived iy William Pierco, an ex-bookmaker's clerk, who confided it -to Edward Agar, a professional thief, and the; accomplices ther. won o;ar air.es Burgess, a guard, and William George Tester, a clerk at London Hridge Station. Impressions nere obtained of the keys, and false keys were made. When the robbery was effected ■Burgess was in charge of the train. Pierce got into a first-class car riage, Agar popped into, the -Van, arid Burgess threw a cloth over him. When the train started he got to work, su...

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
BADDAGINNIE FUND. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

BADDAGINNIE FUND. A public meeting was called in the Baddaginnie Jubilee Hall on Tuesday for the purpose of dis cussing the need of creating a pa triotic war fund. Mr Dunlop was elected to the chair, The matter having been suitably introduced by the chairman, Messrs Naismiih, W. Green and J. Carroll spoke on the subject. It was decided that a pat riotic fund be started and that all present form themselves into a com committee. The following dona tions were handed in to the chair man-: Mr W. Green £5, Mr J. Carroll and Mr F. Jackson, £3 3s each, Messrs J. DeWardt and R. Green £2 2s each, Messrs F. Cook J. Naismith, and A. Gunn £ 1 Is each ; Messrs Woodbury, H. Oliver and R. Buchan 10s 61 each, Mr J. Dosser 5s. The following have agreed to act as collectors:—Messrs W. Green,F. Jackson, J. De Wardt, F. A. Cook, J. Naismith and Mesdames R. and W. Green, F. Jackson, and Miss Carroll. It was resolved that the money was to be in hand within a fortnight. The meetiog then ad journed for two ...

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
"The Candid Friend." The Election Result. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

"The Candid Friend". I I ' The Election Rtsuli. I * It sounds quite childish to hear a repetition of the cry that jbeats lost to the Liberals was due to the want of organisation. There is nothing new in that wail ; and it is tin- ,i sportsmanlike ; and what is very jj patent is that the Liberals are as 3 far from learning how to organise! as from the day when they first set i themselves seriously to oppose the oucoming tidal wave of Labor. If they cannot take a beating tti a manly fashion, they should at any rate desist from putting forth once again that cobweb-covered excuse respecting the absence of organisa tion on th;ir part. Of course, they badly suffer fr in disorganisation. Gau anything else be expected when amongst them there are such great numbers saturated with all manner of prejudice, including the sec tarian, and who are nursed with a special faculty, for looking at things obliguely, or through the wrong end of the telescope. • We were to!d of old that a ' donkey .eats t...

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

For Bronchial Coughs, lake Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1/5.

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
Municipal Band Carnival. THE OPENING FUNCTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

Municipal Band Carnival. THE OPENING FUNCTION. There was a good attendance at the Shire Hall on Moday evening, when the long look-jd-for Municipal Carnival was opened for business, The Baud, foliowtd by the local Fire Brigade, prior to this had paraded the street from the Railway Station to the hall in a torchlight procession. After the Band had played the National Anthem Mr. A. Peters, president of the Band, introduced the President of the Shire, whom he congratulated on being elected to ihe position. The President thanked the pre vious speaker for his kindly refer ences, and assured them he would do bis best to carry out the duties appertaining to the position with impartiality. It seemed a pity the committee could not see its way to postpone the fixture owing to the troublous times. But no doubt preparations were too far advanced to do so. While the attendance might be effected, he felt sure that the lady attendants at the stalls would be able to render a good account. He had muc...

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
Licensing Court. (Before Mr. W. W. Beaven, P.M.) [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

Licensing Court. (Before Mr. W. W. Beaven, P.M.) Superintendent Davidson pro ceeded against the licensee of the Benalla Hotel with persons having been found on his premises during .prohibited hours on 2(5th August. Mr. H. Clarke appeared for the defence and pleaded not guilty. Cons. Bruce gave evidence to having visited the Benalla Hotel about 11 55 p.m., when he heard the voice of a female. They went to the back of the hotel, where he found the door open. He saw one gentlemam at the door, and two others inside. Mr. Coghlan ex plained that they were talking over old times, and the time had slipped past. There were no signs of trad ing. Wm, Coghlan, licensee, said that on the night in question he locked the doors at 11.30 and put the keys in his pocket, and returned to some friends in the parlor There was no trading doue after 11.30. To Superintendent Davidson— He thought it was a reasonable excuse for the men to be at the lintel. " To Mr. Clarke—They were hav ing a social cbat about...

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
Gems that Change Colour. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

Gems that Change Colour. ♦ The newest fashionable gem is one that has the somewhat startling peculiarity of being a quite dif ferent colour in the evening from its daytime hue. In daylight it is a brilliant golden yellow. At night, under artificial light, it is a bright emerald green. Its name is the heliodore, and it is a 'brand-new discovery, the first specimen of . it having only been found quite recently. It. comes from German South-West Africa, and the boom of it comes from Berlin, where the Kaiser has made it a fad in Court circles. The Kaiser al-j ways wears the first-known specimen in a ring. All Hptton-garden is keenly interested in tho 'new gem. The only other quick-change gem is the alexandrite, so rare a stone that a good specimen runs dearer than diamonds. An alexandrite is a glowing raspberry red. It is found in Russia, and got its name from the fact that the first speci men turned up the day the Czar reachcd his twenty-first birthday. 'Jhere was a boom in the stone, p...

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
Care of Paint Brushes. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

Care of Paint Brushes. ♦ Common wood clothespins may be used as supports for holding pnint brushes in a liquid while they are not in use. The pins nre clamped on the brush hnndles and then placed on two sticks across the top of the pot as shown in Fig. 1. This method of supporting them in j the liquid is especially good for camel's hnir or any other brush made of fine hoir. The brushes will become very much deformed if they are allowed to rest on the bottom of the pot. Several brushes can be put 'in one pot, as shown in Fig. 2..

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
A Deadly Industry Made Perfectly Safe. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

A Deadly Industry Made Perfectly Safe. It seems extraordinary that • pri mitive methods of obtaining the necessary combustion for getting fire or light should havo prevailed down to the beginnings of the last century. Yet such was the case. It was not until the thirties of the nineteenth century that a young Austrian mechanic, J ohann Jritiy, invented the lucifcr match. It is true that sulphur matches had been in use for some little time before this, but these were very crude affairs, and as such very unreliable. •Jriny came along and added a • little phosphorus to the sulphur ;that tipped, tho'small slips of wood . and there sprang into existence tho lucifcr match. Truly one of tho great events of civilisation I This kind of match held its own for many a long day, but it had some very detrimental properties besides the extremely useful one of a fire producer, and so it had to go in the end. It is well known that phosphorus is remarkably combustible. A light rub on practically any s...

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
FROM THE WORLD'S PRESS. STRENGTH OF EGG-SHELLS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

FROM THE WORLD'S PRESS. STRENGTH OF EGG-SHELLS. Most people are aware of the power of egg-shells to resist external pres sure on tlic ends, but not many woiil'l croiit the results ot testa recently made, which appear to be genuine. Eight ordinary hen's eggs were submitted to pressure applied externally all over the surface of the shell, and the breaking 'pressure varied between 4001b. and 6751b.; per square inch. , With the stresses applied exter nally to twelve eggs, these gavo way at pressures varying- between 321b. and 651b. per square inch. The pressure required to crush the egg3 varied between 40lb. arid 751b. The average thickness of the shells was 13-1000in.

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
ERUPTIONS CAUSED BY PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

ERUPTIONS CAUSED BY PLANTS. Tho experiences of Dr. Arthur Whitfiefd. insist that a word of caution be uttered about the hand ling of certain plants. A patient came to him with eczema of 13 months standing. She said it start ed by kissing an old aunt who had a similar eruption. It appear ed about the nose and on the up per lip. He. found that she had a greenhouse in which she grew pri mula obconica. Banishment of the plants and a little local treat ment cured tho patient. Later she wrote and told tho doctor that her gardener suffered from an irritating eruption on tho arms after .moving some foxgloves and King Edward daisies. Similarly, a lady was at tacked with eczema which disap peared when she banished the primu la obconica- from her greet.hause. Another case was traced to poison ivy (rhus toxicodendron). Death is known to have resulted from con tact with this plant. But there are other offenders thnt cause skin di seases. Dentifrices containing Salol will do it, so will some phot...

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
Trunk Telephone [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 11 September 1914

Trunk Telephone In connection with the trunk tele phone, the following rates are to be charged for conversation be tween Benalla and other towns con nected :— Between 8a.m.&7p.m, 7p.ni &Sa.ra First Add. First Add 3oiin. 3 in in. 3 min. 3min Melbourne Seymour Euroa Violet Town Baddagintiie Winton Glenrownn ... Wangarntta ... Cbiltern Springlmrst... Wodonga Beechworth ... Wahgunyah-... Ruthergleu ... Nooramunga Goorambat ... Deveaish Thootin Bongeet West St. James Luke Rowan... Tungamah .. Wilby Telford Yarrawooga... Shepparton . Dookie Tallnngatta ... Albnry Corowa' MulwaJa Berrigan 1/10 1/4 lOd 8d 1/ *1 6d Sd 6d Sd 4d 3d ,3d 3d 3d 3d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d - 2d 2d -id 3d 4d 3d 6d . 4d 3d SM 6d 4d 3d 11 9d 6d Sd JV 6d 4d 3d M ; 9d 6d Sd <M 6d 4d 3d 2d 2d 2d 2/1 2d 2d 2d 3d 3d 3d 6'' 5d 4d 3d 4,1 3d 4d 3d 4d 3d 4d 3d 4d 3d 4d 3d 6d 5d 4d 3d 6d 5d 4d 3d 8d 6d 4d: 3d Sd 6d <»d 3d 1/10 1/4 . ' lOd 8 1/10 1/4 lOd 8d V4 , 1/ 8d '6d 1/ 9d 6d Sd 1...

Publication Title: Independent, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Benalla, Australia (Vic)
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