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TAXI=CAB IN FRANCE DRIVERS ARE DARING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
TAI=CAB IN FRANCE DRIVERS ARE DARING. The Parisian taxi driver is a pecu liar individual. says "The Motor." While he hears the ear-marks of his bretrethen in other great cities, he has many characteristics all his own. I-le can be as ferocious as an Apache or as docile as a lamb-according to his mood. but always he is a dare devil, taking chailces at which an auto mobile race-driver would falter. Upon entering a French taxicab. you usually reach your destination safely, but have many a thrill on the way. The pilot ,.,f th Parisian cab pos sssses a fund of general information, providing you speak his language and have silvered his palm. He knows no thing if you are a stranger and have neglected to 'come across.' He is as garralous as a plitician or as dumb as :m oyster : it depends on the way you treat hinl. There are no half-baked emotions in his makeup. This particul tr class of taxi man can ceOle closer to running downl a pedes trian or crashi:ng into a vehicle, with out hitting c...
PERSONAL SERVICE PLEA BY ACTRESS AND PREACHER [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
PERSONAL SERVICE PLEA BY ACTRESS ANDI PREACHER 'The Marquis of Salisbury, who pre sided last evening at the annual meet ing of the Personal Service Associa tion (says the "Westminster Gazette" of December 12), held at the Portman Rooms. apologised for the absence" of Mrs. Asquith, his colleague in the presidency, who was absent for the tirst time from the annual gathering of the association. They had every reason to be satis lied, said the chairman, with the work of the year. They had planted that plant, and it was flourishing-not by any great growth, but by a steady growth which belongs to things that succeed. The position of the associa tion in that work reminded hini Of the ordinary broker. There were any number of enterprises which needed energy to make them succeed, and there was a large-number of men and women anxious, to do something for. their fellow men and women; but until that association came into existence they could never bring them into relationshin. A warnsm welcome ...
ZOO CUBS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
ZOO CUBS The London Zoo has little luck with its youngsters "born in the gardens" (says the "Daily News" of November 3). Sam and Barbara, the Polar bears, were presented-for the seventh year in succession-with two babies on Friday last, but have lost them as usual. This year the officials determined that the youngsters should not be left to their father's large and casual feet, nor to their callous mother. She is worse than the father, by-far. The first cub to these unnatural parents was born in 1907. The father killed it. Since then the youngsters have died each year within a few days of birth. This year preparations were made to give the cubs every chance. Like all bear babies, they are remark ably small, no larger than dog pup pies, in fact. Barbara's Polar idea is that what her children want is plenty of cold open air and wet concrete, and she gives it to them. Last Friday the cubs were rescued at birth and put into a warm basket with hot water bottles. A lady who has much skill...
MAGIC AND TRADE [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
MAilC AND TRADE At the Japan Society last evenin' g Dr. W. L. Hildburgh., a memnber of the council. read a paper entitled "Japanese Popular Magic connected with Agriculture and Trade (says the "Daily Telegraph" of December 11). Mr Henri L. Joly presided. and there was a large and appreciative gatherr ing of members of the society. Dr: Hildburgh detailed the numer ous charms used and cuistoms pra tided by the Japanese in conn.,ti, n with the weather for protecting: erps. for securing prosperity in tradte. a:,l for obtaining immunity from tiri n.d thieves. With an incantation n s ,, skewers were planted inll ti. gr',nd for the protection of the r~'''. ;t I"' to draw destruction downl uiu,, :i!' body who should atteIpt lt ti:tlw wrongful lossession of it. .\ t t';' written on a ph , , f ,.t',,r vh.r, a wild animal ml'at lass w;+: t', sidered likel:y t turn it, p,, ' string and eatch the nial. A wheel of ?,heel il Ill l t..tr . with stu-- :tded ' iur' w\as th.alht to hring I'rosi ritY a...
OLD AGE TO STAVE OFF. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
OLD AGE TO STAVE OFF. Notwithstanding the vogue of soured milk, there is really no specific antidote to old age; says a great Lon don 'physician in the "Daily Mail" of Noveinber 26. "Now and again a very told man attributes his. length of days'to his abstemiousness. He has never smoked or conlsumed alcohol, and Phe has been stringently abstem ious \vith regard to solid food. "But then another- centenarian: tells us that. he has eaten and drunk.heart ily all his life. and never denied hinm self any plea'sure. - -.People practise all sorts of things, avoiding salt, eat ing Cheese, drinking milk, drifiking nothing but water,. eating: pounds of grapes or other. fruits, living on- vege tables or nuts; .but so far as a medi cal man can see, and he sees all -sorts and cncditions of-men,.no particular diet or odd way of living has any-in fluence in prolonging life. - AVERAGE. PEOPLE. "I speak,' of course, with regard to average healthy people. -Those dis eased in any way must observe cer ta...
BRIBERY ALLEGED FOOTBALL INCIDENT [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
BRIBERY ALLEfED FOOTBALL INCIDEINT Many prominent footballers were in court yesterday, when the Smethhwick magistrates investigated the charge against Pas,?e Bio. tti of attempting to bribe Jesse Pennington. tl:e captain of the -WVest Bromwich Albion Football Club, to lose or draw a match with Lverton (says "The Daily Express" on 'December 12). '1Mr Chapman said he had hoped to be able to advise his client to e:eo-t for the case to be dealt with summarily, but from certain matters tihat had come to his lnowledge it would be bet ter for the case to go for trial. M:. r J. S. Sharpe outlined the charge, and: remarked that the pro.:eeute rs were the Albion Club. supported by the Football Association. ''The charge." he said, "is a serious one, and Bioletti, if c:,nvicted. is liable to two years' imprisolnment, or a fine of £500, or both. "On November 2S, tile eve of the match between We-t Brolllwich Albion and Eivert:n. ?ir Jesse Pennington re ceived. at The Hawthorns. a visit fromn a my...
SCENES IN DUBLIN STAMPEDE AND REVOLVER. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
SCENES IN DUBLIN STAMPEDE AND REVOLVER. 'Mr Bonar Law, Leader of the Oppo sition in the Commons, fulfilled a num ber of political engagements in Dublin to-day (says the Dublin correspondent of "The Daily News" of November 29), and as a result opposing factions met in the streets, and indulged in scenes of wild disorder. After nine o'clock a crowd largely composed of stulents from the rural districts marched toward the Theatre Royal, where the Unionist meeting was being addressed by Mr Bonar Law. Be ing prevented by the police from Ip proaching the theatre,. they marched to Ruthland-square, where they smash ed the windows. in the office of the Catholic Cemeteries Committee adja cent to the offices of the Dublin Orange lodges, having aparently mistaken one building for the other. WVOMAN SHOT. A woman- named Bridget Rowe, aged 50,1 was taken to a Dublin hospital suffering from a compound fracture uf the nose, as the result of a bullet wounl sustained during the gathering of tile crowd ...
BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS PRICES REALISED. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
B00OKS AND MNUSCRIPTS PRICES REALISED. At Sotheby's auction, homage was paid to that sovereign rascal Francoys Villon, decked out in line clothes (says the "Daily Telegraph" of December 6). The first collected edition of his works, printed in Paris, 1532, and in a beautiful blue morocco binding by Trautz-Bauzonnet realised £700 (Messrs Quaritch), a later copy in a Mercier covering bringing £1S0 (La Croix). Locker-Lampson's copy of Izaak W-alton's "Compleat Angler," in the original sheepskin, made over £1200 in 1907. Another first edition. 1653, pos sibly a presentation copy of Walton to Francis Foster, and probably the tall est copy known, reached .£560 (B. F. Stevens). Just when Robert Burns was on the point of emigrating, the news reached him of the success of the Kilmarnock edition of his poems (17S6). He made little else but "reclame" out of it, and could have done with the £.255 given by Mr Maggs for a survivor of this issue. One of his manuscript copies of "The Jolly Beggars" ...
NATIONALIST VOLUNTEERS MOVEMENT IN IRELAND [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
NATIONALIST VOLUNTEERS MOVEMENT IN IRELAND It is antnounced here to-day that the Nationalist Volunteers do not intend to allow the King's proclamation to inter fere with the progress of their move ment (says "The Times" Dublin corres liondent on December 9). They have no arms at present, but propose to obtain themn. Volunteer corps will be started Inmediately in Cork and \Vexford. The subject is under discussion ainong the students of the National University in Dublin. For four hours on Saturday night the students of University College. Gal way, one of the constituent colleges of the National University, discussed the ci-tabllshminv'nt of a corps of the Irish National V'.lun-tcer:a in the college. Mr Cusack, who proposed the resolu tion, declared tha t it was the right of every man to Do able to up arms in defence of his country. Mhr Flack pro posed is an anmendlnclt that the nat ter he postioled indelinitely, and Mr Fop arty moved as a further amendmlent that the students should jo...
GLOWING APPRECIATION "NIGHTINGALE IN THE GLOAMING." [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
LOWINi APPRECIATION "NIGHTINGALE IN THE GLOAM ING." The provincial journalist does at times pile it on. Regarding a lady who recently sang at a village entertain ment an appreciative scribe writes as follows in the latest issue of a Border weekly: When Miss B- has come into the kingdom of the few elect players and London and the Continent claim her, it will delight us to remember that one unforgetful evening we heard melodies such as the nightingale pours forth in the gloaming when the perfume of the rose intoxicates her heart with the sweet forebodings of spring - tones that kissed mutually and then fled poutingily from one another, and at last embraced and became one, and died away in the ecstasy of union. Again, there were heard sounds of fallen an gels, who, banished from the realm of bliss, sunk with shame-red counten ance to the regions of the lower world.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 20 February 1914
DEATH. FISCHER.-Onr the 17th February, 1914, at her residence, Macarthur. street, Sale, Margaret, relict of the late John Fischer. R.I.P. (Private funeral). BEREAVEMENT NOTICE. MR. P. SAXON and FAMILY wish to THANK Dr. Hagenauer for his Kind and Unremitting Attention to his Late Wife, during her long and painful sufferings, for the past 5 years and 10 months. THE GIPPSLAND MERCURY FRIDAY, FEBRIUARY 2).
NEW INSOLVENT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 24 February 1914
NEW INSOLVENT, Solomuon Kerrlson, Bairnadale, con tractor. Causes of insolvency-Fail Lre in crops, and losses sustained thereupon, and pressure' of creditors. Liabilities, £223/8/7; assets, £1/17/6; deficiency, £221/11/1. Mr. TV. B. Ir .vine, assignee. ,2890 cattle .re listed f?r tliis W'eek. ;inarket. °-At Sebastopoi on Thursday Henry Reed Thorp was fined £100, or six mnnths' ' imprisonment,. fpr having caused' destruction by tire to property. Defen'dant stated that he waa ly!ing down on the road smoking: the "ras? caught fire near- him, 'and- away she weat.' Air. Jo'hn J, Toohey, roadmaster on. Hamilton district railways, lastl week died from heat apoplexy.
MOE SETTLERS' COMPLAINT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 24 February 1914
MOE SETTLERS' COMPLAINT. The following letter appeared in the 'Argus ':-The apopintment of a Royal Commission ru closer settlement comes none too soon. Settlers and'the general public were becoming more and more dissatisfied, the former meeting with a lot of political sym pathy, but no redress for their griev ances. As a case in point, I may men tion that after the spring floods of last November on the Moe Swamp a deputation waited on the Minister for Public Wt orks, and on urging their claims to have tile drainage scheme completed, the Minister held that his covernment could not be held re -iponsible for promises or errors of previous Governments. He was then asked if he would urge the Govern ment to appoint a Conmmission, con sisting of a Supreme Court judge, to inqluire into the matter of who was responsible for the drainage-the settlers or the department. This he declined to do, although the deputa tion promised that if the finding should be that the settlers were re sponsible t...
WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 24 February 1914
WURKERS' COMPENSATION ACT. An ituportant Act affecting all em ployeis it lauuur is the %\ orkers" Stllivensatiol Act 1114. The pro: i sitlls u. tle Ini?e" Act greatly ext?nd Lile legal IiaUll ity 01 the elllpioyer. .llT Att litaes it ilalllltatory ithat every eiii)iryt 1 ti Iulour must illsure. 'liThe .,ri .? ipluyer covers virtually every mail, Vwollanl or body oi men or w\o Illienl. tvery co!lmpanly, ilnstitllion, club, tct.. Lln llpioylllg worKelrs wiltllln tile scope oL tile Act. in tleIiilliig a wverKl 'r tile AcL says, ailly personi 111 receipt UC i'CliulleraLlll not exceeCLtllg ,iJU per aI'11ulll, and ally peo1)n.11 employed iLor llail tltal lai illour, 10no llItter \Viiat n11s reltiun?leratioil may be. Tills coilmpre ultnslve lenllllitlon brings tall manual \'uor hers unuer tile Act, also clerics, ti oilers, iOmunestic servaInts, eniployes 01 all tescriptiollS, Wilo are not 111 re ceipt of a salary of 1250. Tile liability to ;\v1lcil tile employer is liable, ac cording to th...
SALE POLICE COURT. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23. (Before Mr. W. W. Harris. P.M.) Debt. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 24 February 1914
SALE POLICE COURT. MONDAY, F'EBRUAIRY 21. (Before Mr. W. WV. Harris, P.M.) Debt. . Annie Dyer v. WV. Ellingsworth: Claim £2 'S . s, and occupation of house. ihr. T-is.' for ctomnplainant. Order for amount, with 1I./ costs. John Sinclair v. C. ]lall: C'laim £2 10 /, balance due for goods supplied. M.r. Becher for complainant. Order for amount, with 15/ oests. Firearms on Sunday. Robert Field ;was charged with carrying firearms on Sulnday, 25th January. JMr. Wise appeared for de fendant. Sergeant Neill stated that at the Sale wharf on the date named he saw six guns in a boat belonging to defendant, who claimed one of the guns, which was dirty, and .appeared to have been recently used. Defen dant deposed that he was a labourer. Was a licensed fisherman, and had a license for a boat. The gun was kept In the fo'castle of the boat, and had been there for six months. It was not used on the Sunday mentioned. Iiad a hunk and provision for cooking in the fo'castle. Leslie Warne depos ed that ...
COURSING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 24 February 1914
COURSING. A Reuter's cablegram dated Thurs day states:-The running for the Eng lish Waterloo Cup, the most import ant coursing event in the world, was commenced to-day on the historical Altcar Flats, on the Earl of Sefton's estate. In .the opening round Mr. Os car Asche's Australian-bred grey hounds Once Australia (late Ena's Delight) and Captain Wood defeat ed Fiesole and Silvianna Again re spectively, but in the second round Captain Wood was beaten by Coming Hero, while Once Australia was put out by Tide Time. A Reuter's cablegram of the 20th inst., states:-The Waterloo Cup meeting was advanced another stage on Thursday, when the Australian greyhounds, Captain Wood and once Australia (late Ena's Delight) were seen out in the Waterloo Platei(for the 16 dogs beaten In the first ties of the Waterloo Cup). The V.C.C. Derby and Victoria Cup winner was defeated in the opening round by Sir R. Buch anan Jardine s brindled bitch puppy Jaunt (Friendly Foe-Jibboom). :while Once Australia was...
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 24 February 1914
CRICKET. On Thursday next, at the Sale Cricket Ground, a team from the brewery will play Sale. The brewery team will be picked from the follow ing:-M. Breheny (captain), Byrie, Cross, Bridgman, J. Cartledge, W. A. Cartledge, Sutherland. Buntine, Wolf, Minihan, Burrell, Iiivlighon, Jacobs, J. J. Breheny, J. Breheny and T, Bre heny,
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 24 February 1914
There is at the present time a scar city of houses in Sale. Messrs. Biea venu and Brumley, of the technical school, are each having houses built, and Mr. and Mrs. Gellion, who are returning to Sale, are about to enter into possession of their house, at pre sent occupied by Mr. Daley. AMr. E. J. Doherty, a former resident of Sale a good many years ago, is at present manager of the National Bank. Sale, in the absence of Mr Dunstan, who is spending a holiday at Cuning name. Mr. E. B. Proudfoot, who has been relieving at Stratford, is now assisting in the Sale office. Mrs. Fischer, whose death was re ported in the last issue of "The Mer cury," left a will of which Mr, Thos. Johnstone and Mr. M. T. Cullinan are the executors. The Gippsland Hospit al is to receive £100. The Melbourne hospital, St. Vincent's, Austin, and Alfred, Melbourne, and the Bairnsdale Hiospital, are left various sums. Small legacies are left to relatives in the old country. The house in which she re sided, in Macart...