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REMARKABLE HAIR FROM PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
REMARKABLE HAIR FROM PLANTS. One of the most interesting, though perhaps least known industries of Al geria is (according to 'Popular Science Sittings') the production of vegetable hair. This hair or fibre is made from the dwarf palm, which grows In largo quantities along the coasts of Algeria. Tho fibre is an excellent substitute for horse-hair, and is in groat demand among upholsterers, mattress makers, harness makers and carriage builders on tho continent for the cheaper class oi Eroods. Rope from the flbr; is made by (ho natives in various quail' tes, accord ing to the -thickness of the rope and the fineness of the fibre.
"FOR THE MILLIONAIRE MARKET." [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
'FOR THE MILLIONAIRE MARKET.' Thero is far more money being spent in England to-day than there was twenty-five years ago, but there are far less satisfactory results being obtained from the expenditure. The servants in the rich moil's establish ments are not nearly so attentive as were those of tho past, ana lew, in comparison, arc so devoted to their : masters. The millionaire's wine and , cigars have become things to be j avoided, and it is commonly said, 'His cigars must have boon mado for the millionaire market or, 'No one but a millionaire could afford to . give such infamous wines to his guests.'—' The Graphic.' j Character is to wear for over; who will wonder or grudge that it cannot be developed in u day.— H. Drummond. j If good people would but make their goodness agreeable, and smile instead o£ frowning in their virtue, how many would they win to the good cause.— Archbishop Usher. All the best letters have been written by a man to himself. They may.it is true, be folded, s...
SENSE OF HONOR. HAVE WOMEN OR MEN MOST? [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
SENSE or HONOR. HAVE WOMEN OR MEN MOST ? women who cheat at games ana then are unashamed when men laugh ingly accept the cheat as a joko help to lower the feminine sonso of honor. They aro as bad as the women who talk of having servants when they have none, declared Miss Lucy Souls by at tho conference of tho National Union of Women Workers at Tun bridge Wells. It was a debate in ' Who has the most sanse of honor, women or men ?' But no men wore allowed to take part. . ' Before preparing my argument,' said Miss Soulsby, ' I made an in vestigation to learn what were the things in which womeil lackorl n sense of honor. Besides the woman ?who speaks of servants which she hasn't got, 1 had pointed out tu me tho woman who reads other people's letters without authority, and the woman who overhears conversations which sho is not supposed to listen to. ' Why is it that girls are more prone to cheat at games than boys ? It is all because of early training. Boys are taught to bo chivalrous an...
CURIOUS CONTRADICTION IN HABITS OF BEES. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
CURIOUS CONTRADICTION IN HABITS OF BEES. A famous beekeeper thus described a curious contradiction in the habits o£ bees: — 'You would suppose,' he said; 'that boes would defend a well-filled hive much more vigorously thaji a poor or empty one., Tho contrary is the case. 1 lie richer jheir stock the less they are ;wicrned to defend it. 'It;- after driving away the bee sen tinels at the entrance with a little tobacco smoke, you overturn a full hive iind pillage the contents, the bees will ?how little or no inclination to attack you. They will surrender their treasure without a sting. 'When an attempt is made to rifle a rich hive by blowing in tobacco smoke, tho bees Will themselves unseal the honey, and gorge themselves so that when the invader comes tbey are often quite helpless. 'But woe -betide you if you incau tiously make an attempt on a poor hive. The bees then become furious, and are quite capable of stinging to death any person who is not well protected by veil and gloves. Wh...
RESTORES TO SIGHT. TWO ACCIDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
RESTORES TO SIGHT. i 1 TWO ACCIDENTS. A strange case of sight which was destroyed by one accident being re stored by another was reported from Leeds yesterday (writes the ' Ex press' 011 9th October). A practical joko was played on Miss Maria Louisa Goodyear, of ITeadingley, while sho was employed as a machinist at Hunslet, twenty-, two years ago. Iler stool was with drawn by a fellow-worker from its usual place, and Miss Goodyear fell and struck' her head. Tho force of tho blow caused pres sure of the skull 011 the optic nerve, and she lost her sight. Twelve years later she fell from the top to the bottom of the cellar steps! The medical man who was called in said that she had shaken the optic nerve, and declared that if he could give her a blow on the head her sight might be restored. He dared not try tho experiment, hew ever, as it might jOpardi.se her rea son. Now Miss Goodyear has fallen down a flight of stairs again. The fall was followed by severe pains in the head, and the s...
SPRAYING OF PLANTS. IS ITS VALUE OVER-ESTIMATED? [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
SPRAYING OF PLANTS?. 1 ? -'t I IS ITS VALUE OVER-ESTIMATED? So rapid has been the advancement of spraying as a means of controlling in sects and diseases in plants, that -herc Is a -tendency, says 'Popular Scienco Sittings,' to greatly over-estimate ita value. It was only 26 years, ago that Paris green was first used for the codlin 1 moth of apples. Not until about 18S5 was the Bordeaux mixture used to any extent. When we remember that practically all of our modern spraying — its tools, mixture, and methods, has been de veloped or made of practical utility with in the past. 15 or 20 years, until it has come to be an almost universal prac tice among the most successful fruit growers, we can readily understand why greater importance is sometimes ascribed to It than it really merits. Spraying' is a new idea, and like most new ideas, it lias been over-emphasised, a well known agricultural expert tells us. There are some old and a few new ways of solving the insect and disease problems. ...
MINERAL WEALTH. GREAT BRITAIN'S OUTPUT. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
MINERAL WEALTH. GREAT BRITAIN'S OUTPUT. Minerals raised in Great Britain in 1905 aggregated over I. 000, 000 in value. Vastly the greater part cf this sum was represented by coal, which reached the enormous total, of 23(j,12S,'.)3(i tons in weight. This is the greatest output ever recorded, though the value, at. LS2,038,£-53, was less by over a million- and a half than in l'JOl, owing to the fall in the average price of coal from 7s 2'58d per ton to 6s ll'38d. The coal was disposed of as follows : — Tons. ! Exported ? G7, 1C0, 645 I Consumed nt liomo. . .. IliS, 9(18, 291 j (3.910 tons per head of tho population). , Nearly one-half of the pig-iron manufactured in the country was made from iron-ore raised at home, which amounted to 11,590,303 tons, an increase of 810,421 tons over 190-1. It is an interesting fact that the imports of iron-ore ('chiefly from Spain) were only hall' of the quantity mined at home, though they made mere than as much pig-iron. — 'Daily Telegraph.' ?
THE DOVER BREAKWATER. A STEAMER CHARGES. DAMAGES, FORTY THOUSAND. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
THE DOVER BREAKWATER. A STEAMER CHARGES. DAM AGIOS. FORTY THOUSAND. The Swedish steamer Olaus Olsson, entering Dover Harbor at midnight on Saturday, 21st October, crashed broadside on into tho southern break water works. The noise of the colli sion was heard all over Dover town. The heavy piles of the breakwater were broken, and two of the huge ' goliath' cranes, weighing 400 tons each, fell across the decks. Rockets were fired, the lifeboat was launched, and the Rod Star liner Finland set her syren going to .summon assist ance. Steaming up to the wrecked vessel, tho Findland displayed the whole of her electric lights to render easier- the work of rescue. With some difficulty, the evew and passengers of the Swedish boat were got off. . Several wom'n fainted fr-,m terror and could not be revivod until they had been placed on shore. For tunately, no serious injuries were re ceived. The damage to the steamer and to the harbor works and machinery is estimated at not less than L:10,000. ...
CANDIDATE FOR MARRIAGE. SEEKS PRESIDENTS DAUGHTER. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
CANDIDATE FOR MARRIAGE. SEEtvS PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER. A French shepherd named Breton, ot Yilermain, iu the department Loiret Cliei', has become, imbued with tlie- idea that lie is destine*- ? to marry President Fa llieres' -daughter. Some months a^o tho obviously weak-wit ted- rustic, who is 35 years of ago, made his way to Paris, nnd was found wandering in the grounds of the El.ysee. His behavior excited suspicion. He was arrested, interrogated, and sent back to his village. Last Sunday, the poor lunatic, who is perfectly harmless, set out 011 his journey afresh, but as lie had told some villagers of his intention, ho was stopped at tho neighboring sta tion of Beaugene.v, in the act of board ing a train to Paris. Breton was decked out in tho traditional bridegroom's fin ery as usual in those parts, and carried the customary huge cotton umbrella which never fails on such festive expe ditions. The man patiently allowed himself to be taken back to Yilermain. merely re marking that he w...
[?]ms. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
[?] ^ — -Sy ,n the School of 'Brrrn-jrorj, vuoranffii', Mr Ed win James Blanch, of Rous, was married to Miss Florence May Williams, of Coorabell. Miss Nollie Williams and MissB'anch were bridesmaids, while Mr E. Blanch acted in the capacity of best man, and Mr. J. Williams as groomsman. The brido was charmingly attired in cream silk trimmed with valenciense lace, and wore the customary veil, and carried a bouquet of flowers. The | bridesmaids looked very nice in tlioir bright, fresh, dresses.. Miss. Nellie Williams wore a dress of cream voile, figured over with pale blue flowers, with a pale bluo picture hat. Miss Blanch wore an Indian muslin 1 dross trimmed with valenciense lace and hat to match. Rev. C. J. MacAulay officiated, and al though the day was miserably wet, the hall was packed by the largo circle of friends who came from all parts of the district. As .the bride walked up the aisle the congrega tion, led by Miss Smith, sang 'The voice that breathed o'er Eden.' After ihece...
Crown Land Sale. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
Crown Land Sale. The Crown Land sale of town blocks, situated in Shirley-street, took place at Byron Bay Court House , - on Friday last. There was a good attendance of buyers, all the blocks submitted realised over the up-set price. Following is the names of the . purchasers and prices realised : — ' Section 52, SgLot-1, started £46, sold to Edmond . Power £51. Lot 3. started £105, sold to R. M. Thompson -£2 95. Lot3. started £50, sold to Terah Lee £51. , Lot 4, B'tarted £90, sold to . Gallagher £90. ? Loto. started £50, sold to J.I. Smith £51 10s. Lot 6. started £50 JLOs, sold to E, M. ThomDson £50 10s. Lot 7, started £50, sold to J Wicl s £55. Lot 8. started £50, sold to Miss _ M. Geraghty £58 Lot 9, started £50, sold to Thomas English £65. * . ' Lot 10, started £(30,. sold to R.'M. Thompson £67 5s. Section 53. Lot I. started £60, sold to Tliomaa English £67. Lot 2. starred £50, sold to Thomas English £60 10s. «'????? ' Lot 3. started £50, sold to Thomas English £67. Lot 4. starte...
BLIND MILITARY LEADERS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
BLIND MILITARY LEADERS. In our military, and, to a somewhat less exent, in 'our naval mea sures, the blind lead the blind, and. their doings are criticised by still otner blind men; but thero is this difference from the ordinary fable, namely, that 'the sightless leaders are wilfully blind, and that those who are led .are- too indo- - lent and careless to taktt measures to recover .their vision by, 'the application of proper remedies.— 'Bryad Arrow.'
Byron Shire Council. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
Byron Shire Council. A special meeting of tho Byron Shire Council was held in the Shire Hall on Thursday. Present : Crs. Jarman (President, in the chair), Armstrong, Macgregor, Collings, |Bau- ncr, and Bate. Tho miiinf.pK of the nrevious meet ing were read and confirmed. Correspondence. Tho outward and inward corres pondence was approved, received and dealt with on the motion of cr. Arm strong, seconded by cr. Bate. The first letter dealt with was from the Minister for 'Works in reference to the rolls. Cr. Macgregor said, as ono of the provisional councillors, that they had done everything they could with the assistance of the Police, and by ad vertising iu the local papers, to obtain all names on the rolls for the Revision Court. Cr- Banner moved that a Revision Court be held in March next,' for the purpose of revising the rolls and inserting omitted names. Seconded by cr. Bate, and carried. A letter from the President of the Tweed Shire concerning the working plant, tools, etc, an...
THE ARCTIC REGIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
THE ARCTIC REGIONS. ? The story of Arctic exploration is one that stirs the imagination. The fierce search for Nature's secrets in the great silences of those eternal snows arouses our wonder and admiration. Three hun dred years of Arctic discovery have only carried us from Hudson's SOdeg. 23min. N. to Peary's S7deg. 6min. N. — a, dis tance of 463 miles in three centuries. At the same rate of progress it will take an other 130 years before the Pole is reached. But progress is faster in these later days.
North Coast Co-op. Co. Ltd. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
North Coast Co-op. Co. Ltd. j Report for month ' ending 27tli. December, 1906. Cream : The cream supply de creased at one stage of the month, while it was dry, but since tho heavy fall of rain it has gone up to our rc I cord out put of some weeks ago j The quality of the cream on the whole [ ilitS UUb UUD UBUH IIS gOOQ, aitllOUgll I greater attention and more frequent 1 despatch has been given. The cli matic conditions usual at this- time of year have a deteriorating influence, still with close grading we have kept the qualitj' up to requirements. The bulk of the second quality poss esses a bad and unplesant flavour, and was over-heated. The quantity of butter 011 the markets now demands that our quality must be the right thing, or we cannot hold the position that wc have attained, as there is butter made to-day on t,he market to morrow, as against ours' bc-ing at the least three days old. Some suppliers feel very keenly over cream being second, but we are catering for tho consumers...
THE SORBONNE. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
THE SORBONNE. The Sorbonne, to which the French Go vernment has just appointed the first lady professor in the jjerson of Madame Curie, owes its origin to a -poor priest of .Champagne of the namo of Sorbon, who went to Paris during the reign of the French King St. Louis. His Majesty (says the ''Westminster Gazette') made him his chaplain and gave him a grant towards an establishment for a number of priests to teach theology gratuitously. The Institution, however, soon became a meeting-place for all the students of the University of Paris, who used to flock there to hear the lectures of theologians of note. The Sorbonne afterwards be gan to interfe. e in political matte: s and took the persecuting side during the Re formation. To it, however, belongs the credit of introducing ? printing into France in 1469.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
F, A. 1(0 w OF THE Brunswick Emporium, IA/ISHES one and all a Merry Xmas, and while so doing ' wishes to introduce a. few Plum lines for the Festive Season. 25 Dozen Gent's Silk Ties. Your pick for 9d. Ladies Crash Skirts, 4s 6d to 14s 6d, Good Wearers and well made. 3 Dozen Ladies ready to wear Straws at 2/6 Fpr One Week only. A Useful Present— — Drop Head Sewing Machine, The best value on the North Coast, £7 10s. Five Drawers. Our Fancy Department Is in full swing with all the newest in Neck Wear, Belts, Collars, Collarettes, Silk Ties, Plastrans, and Berthas. j - In fact the whole store is overflowing with Xmas and New Year Presents. Toys for the Children in Galore. F. A' ROW, The House for Values. j Practical Bootmaking. Wm. Plummer, BEING a thoroughly practical man, is prepared to make to order Boots of every Description, at tho shortest notice. Repairs neatly and promptly executed Charges, moderate, and satisfaction can be relied upon. Address: Dalley-street (between Ben- nett...
Latest Telegrams. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
Latest Telegrauss. Withington, the Government eai;^ didate, was returned for ihoBlaynag ? seat, by a majorit}' of 23 over tire jH Labor candidate. Many of -the l'arnv'^B ers did not vote. It is reported in Gnnl'.mrij ' that^H Mr. Ashton will not olfer hin^clf '~'-r ro-o.lnp.f.mn n.f flio Rl nlnnl iniiR. * lb is now probable tlial, the Cheif Commissioner for Railways^^B will be appointed from abroad. |^H At the Mount Koira, Colliery (Illa^^H warra district) tho wheelers have dc^HJ cid'ed to give 14. days' nolu?C-^Uhciv \ *»^ntion to niiifc-'woi'k unless rtfC-ir .A increased pay is'aecoded | to. \ On Saturday the s.s. O (vestry, reached Melbourne, with 265 immi grants for Ne\v Zealand, mostl}' j'oung tradesmen. Oi Saturday, 1 ) j fv i ia'c v-s left - Bna'laberg for Brisbane, by the s.s. Flinders, where they will remain until a vessel loaves for the islands. A further batch of 200 is expected to be sent next Saturday, The Molong cotLage hospital was totally destroyed by lire on Sunday ...
MAN GIVES AWAY MONEY. HOTEL BESIEGED BY TREASURE SEEKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 17 January 1907
MAN GIVES AWAY MONEY. HOTEL BESIEGED 1!Y TREASURE SEEKERS. Mi1 William Yates, director of Yates and Thom, engineers, of Black burn, and fairy godfather to tho Covent Garden district, continued yesterday (9th November) to distri bute gold wy.h a generous hand. As early ns six o'clock in the morning Covent Garden doalcrs found it almost impossible to engage porters or porlrcsscfis — they wore all waiting outside tho Tavistock Hotel. A great crowd of goid-seekerp from every quarter of London waited with them under tho stone portico, each with a pitiable talo that surpassed tho last. They stood there for hours watch ing- tho torrent of rain grow heavier, and discussing their chances of re ceiving a sovereign or a sixpence ; but their patience was in vain, for Mr Yates had escaped thom by a ruse. Leaving the hotel by a back door that was not watched by tho crowd, he made his way toward a group of half-starved -children searching among the apple barrels for discard ed fruit. Bidding thom ...