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[?]DIAN COOLIE WAR [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
S C000IE, WAR S ' wer ed to-day in a fight wtl ce in the Mount Edgecombe district (cabled Reuter's Durban correspondent on November 27 to the "Daily Express"). The, accounts of the fighting are still , somewhat.' conflicting, but it seems clear that theae were two sepa rate affrays, one at the Hillhead Es tate, and the other at the Blackburn Estate, although there was a connec tion between them; It was in the fight at the Hillshead Estate taht the casualties occurred, six Indians, according to the latest infor mation, having been killed, and a number wounded, while three police officers were taken to hospital. Half the Indians at the Hillhead Es tate had agreed to return to work and the other half had refused. Four teen policemen were, therefore, sent to the estate for the purpose of arrest ing the ringleaders of the recalci trants. In the meantime the discontented section of the Indians declared that they wished to fight the police, and while the posse was passing through the canef...
RAPID LIFE NO TRUE SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
[ RAPID LIFE NO TRUE SOCIETY. Life has beoeme extremely sensa tional and "rapid" on its outer surface; the women, who were the element of "quietism" in the generation and generations which preceded ours, hav ing acquired a greater restlessness and a keener appetite for show and mo;e ment than the m n, writes Mr H. W. Massingham In the "Daily News." Spiritual restlessness keeps pace with his physical instability.- A cloud of new doctrines, expedients, remedies, enthus :asm, aspirations, and exhalations of the perturbed mind of the age fills the air. It is hard to keep men's minds on ends which they really desire: so ion fused is the intelligence, and .so per turbed the conscience, of the directing or the enjoying multitude. A certain superficiality and iight heartedness characterise the philan thropies as well as the self-seeking of our times.. Politics are becoming singu larly bitter in their expression and highly organised in their form: but the dividing lines of parties are not ve...
VALUE OF SERVICES LIMIT OF £5000 [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
VALUE OF SERVICES LIMIT OF £5000 Charles S. Mellen, until recently President of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railway, and one of America's representative cap. tains of industry, has (says the New York correspondent of "The laily Ex press") caused much indignation among the high-salaried executives of the United States by declaring that no man's services to a corporation are worth more than £5000 a year, which is ten times the amount once fixed by Mr. John Burns. Mr. Mellen's own .salary, as head of the Great New England Railway Cornoration, was several times that amount, but he confesses he would have worked just as hard for £5000 a year as he did for the larger sum. Mr. Mellen's argument is that who ever is capable of earning £5000 a year must show capacity equal to the task of directing any enterprise what ever. . Nobody drawing more than Mr. Mellen's stipulated maximum has been found who is willing to second his views. President Kingsley, of the New York Life Insurance C...
ALPINE JOY PARADISE OF SNOWS [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
ALPINE JOY PARADISE OF SNOWS "Who. can forget th4 seven miles of glacier that he descended in one un broken motloni?" asks Mr Arnold Lunn, in the course of an article- in "The Cornhill Jagazine." "The slope was so even and unchang Ing that he seemed to be standing still whlje the valley glided upwards and the: bounding cliffs moved by to a stately measure. Then slowly the earth lost its swiftness. There was a slight pressure-on the soles of his feet, as the glacier stopped moving and the snows cama to-rest But these things must be felt,. f'I can never look from the windows of a great hotel, out on to the snows of old adventure, without a quickening of Ithe pulse and an over-mastering de sire for the secret and silent valleys where gymkhanas cease from troubling and the turikey trots no more. Just as surely-as autumn calls the swallow to the south, so the shortening of the days carries a warrant from the white Paradise whose magic casements reveal some vlslon: of ultimate beauty. S P...
The Great Montamor Case. CHAPTER VII.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
The Great M#ontamor Case. By ALICE M. DIEHL, Authoress of "The Knave of Hearte," CHAPTER VII.--Continued.. "Stop!" cried Gwendolen, fiercely. She 'was deadly pale. She gasped for | breath. "How you, who are no more Lord Montamor than I am, dare to talk as you are talking, shows me that you deserve no mercy from any one, least of all from me-sme, who am bound to protect the name of.my | dead cousin Robert,. whom you' pre tend to be, whom you insult and out rage by pretending to be, if it costs me my life. Understand, I hoid docu ments which must bring you to pris on for years-formerly they would have brought you to the gallows. The best thing you can do is to go--go leaving a confession of your crime as an atonement .for your. sin." Ile had murmured "My God!" as she was speaking. Then had half risen from his seat, .. on second thoughts sinking back. He looked ghastly, his features drawn and con vulsed. "Mladam, you must be mad," he said, staring at her with puzzled ap prehlension. "Y...
STUDY TIDINESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
STUDY TIDINESS. Once in a '.while we come upon great heaps of tin cans, old shoes, bottles, and goodness only knows what, dumped down on the edge of somebody's holding. Of course, they look better there than they do in the back yard; 'but' a good deal better way would be to dig a big hole and ,bury the whole kit, clean-out of sight.
WOMEN PLUMBERS [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 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 86 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 should know, she was not prepared to undertake the actual manual labor in separable from that occupation. Plumbing is a man's work. The rep resentative was- reminded, and while there are women who are known as decorators, or . otherwise connected with trades usually regardd as essen tially- occupation -for men, it will be found that it is the men who...
HOME RULE SOLEMN NATIONAL CONTRACT. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
H.-: OME E RULE . SOLEMN, NATIONAL CONTRACT. Speaking at a meeting in favor of Home Rule at Alloa last night (says 'the "Morning Post" of November 22), Mr John Redmond, M.P., said that he could never have been, a Home Ruler for one moment. unless,;Home Rule to his mind meant a free Ireland-free for' all creeds, free in all secular and reli- gious 'matters from any spiritual domi nation, either from Rome or any .place else: '. The, truth was-and this was the best .df all safeguards, and the history of the world showed it-bigotry could not long live in an atmosphereof freedom,. and if there .was to-day ihy illegitimate exercise of political power in Ireland and for his own-part he did:not admit it--such illegitimate exercise of politi cal power never. could.. survive the es tablishment of a free Parliament. SENSE OF IRISH Protestants, therefore, might feel se cure, first in the stringent provisions of the Bill, then in the spirit of this great. Protestant nation, . which would .be abl...
BERMONDSEY CLUB FACTORY GIRLS' MENU [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
BER?mOIDSEY CLUB - -..---. FACTORY GIRLS' M1ENU Lying close to the river on its southern bank, and immediately to the east of London Bridge, is a dis trict to which half a century has brought. great changes. Many of its streets are still wide and of pleasing aspect. Many of its houses are the plain, substantial, red brick homes to which the "comfortable" city man used to retire after his day's wo2rk, with gar dens In which he grew his roses and his chrysanthemums. Bermondsey was a pleasant suburb when the world was not very much younger; and any effort that can be made to disjpate, however slightly, the gloom that has settled over it now deserves to be encouraged. Nowadays Bermondsey, with great wharves and a busy railway to bring it into touch with the outer world, has lost its old repose. Even the leather workers, who were the busiest of its people in the daytime not long ago, are few. in numbers now; and big fac tories have sprung up that have gathered around them a big factory p...
THE PROLIFIC PASSION-VINE. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
THE PROLIFIC PASSION-VINE. There is no need to stop the run ners, or trailers, when the fruit is set, 'beyond keeping all irregular and unduly long upshoots within bounds. The vine simply requires to be kept in shape at the pruning season by the pinching back or removal of strag gling vines and shoots, and old vines may be renovated by cutting back all the growth to the main stalk and al lowing a new growth to replace that cut away. Under suitable conditions and in a fairly fertile soil the pas sion-vine 'will then throw out young tender healthy shoots, and "will bear good-sized fruit without the necessity of stopping the runners, although, as has been already stated, the trailers should be kept within bounds. The soil should be kept free and loose around the vines, and if there is a deficiency of humus (vegetable mat ter) in the soil, stable or farmyard manure may be dug in. When fertilisers are applied to pas sion-vines they are remarkably pro ductive. From a number of experi meni...
DRAINAGE IN THE ORCHARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
DRAINAGE IN THE ORCHARD. Drainage is one of the most im portant aids to success in the pro duction of fruit. If there are indica tions that the soil is retaining too much moisture, a system of 'under ground drainage should be adopted, as soon as the young trees are plant ed. This work is often allowed to stand over until the second or third year after planting. The orchard Is thus kept back at a time when rapid growth is most desirable. Land that has a tendency to hold more water than necessary should be adequately drained a full season before it is planted. Ideal condlitons would ,be the result, and the progress of the orchard would more than compensate for the early outlay. In any case, underground drainage of most areas is essential. It is, therefore, better to do it as soon as the trees are planted, if not a year in advance, than to delay the work for 12 months or more. Many systems of underground drainage have been used with good effect. Narrow trenches cut out about a foot bel...
Nelther Were Taking Risks. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
Neither Were Taking Risks. A certain reverend gentleman occu pied a state-room on a New York liner with a tellow-passenger. After a while he began to feel just the slightest bit uneasy as td some va!u ables he had with him. So he took them to the purser and said! "I should just like to explain to you that I am very pleased 'with my fellow passenger-that Is, I find him a gen tleman in every respect, and I would not have you think that-well, weuld not have you think that .my coming to you 'with these valuables is to be taken as any reflection on him." With a broad smile the purser interrupted hiim: "Oh, that's all right, sir; your friend has come to me 'with some val uables of his own; and he said pre cisely the same thing abou;t yourself, -San Francisco "Argonaut."
EXCUSES. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
EXCUSES. People who are made of the right kind of material do not make excu ses; they work. They do not whine; they keep forging ahead. They do not wait for somebody to help "hem; they help themselves. They do not wait for an opportunity; they make it. Those who complain of "no chance" confess their weakness-"their lack of efficiency. They show that they are not greater than the obstacle which confronts them.
GERMAN UNEMPLOYED [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
QERMAN IUNMPLOYED According to the report of 10 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 Committees pay ing premiums-that is, men in work decreased by over 30,000 during the month. The serious condition of housing in the villages of Wurtemberg Is shown by the report of the State housing in spectors for 1911-1912. During the pe riod under review 34,000 dwellings, or 7 per cent. of the total accommodation, in 1727 communities were challenged, and declared unfit for human hablta, tion, overcrowding and insanitary con ditions being the chief causes. It is stated that the conditions were much worse in country villages than In towns and cities. Uninhabitable ab...
POTTED MUSIC TIME'S GREAT CHANGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
POTTED MUSIC TIME'S GREAT CHANGE. e Only a few years ago a piano was P little more than a piece of furniture, a says the "Atlantic Monthly." s Sometimes the daughter of the 8 house tinkled scales upon it, or a col- e legian son pounded out "Whistling t Rufus," or the "Washington Post:" e 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 t 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 coin positions of Bach, Sousa, Chaminade, t 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...
BEAUTY OR BRAIN STAGE MAKES MEN VAIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
BEAUTY l W( I Im STAGE MAKES MEN VAIN. Miss Cicely Iamilton. author of Dobson's" and famous as the "Fanny" of 'Fanny's First Play," gave a fresh turn yesterday to the discussion of beauty or brains on the stage by point ing out how the question affects mas culine actors (says the "Daily News" of November 15). Miss Lena AhC'well declared that the Woman's Theatre (which opened at the Coronet on December S) would favor brainy rather than merely beautiful actresses; Miss Hamilton thinks it brainy rather than merely beautiful men. except for purely character parts. "Supposing," she said, "that the Woman's Theatre becomes a perma nent institution, we are not going to try to oust the actor from his parts as the actor used to oust us. But, speak ing personally, I think the actor's pro fession a lamentable one for men. though there is very little harm in it for women. "Men should only be allowed to play character parts in which they are not expected to look handsome. If they are allowed to l...
A NEW EVENING WRAP. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
A NEW EVENING WRAP. This Is a very up-to-date design for an evening wrap, yet it. Is so simple that the most inexperienced home dressmaker can make it. The body of the -wrap is in two pieces only, without a seam under the arms. There is hardly an armhole, and there is cer tainly noth'cg to crush the frailest of frocks. The, collar may have a deep square or rounding outline at the back, and may be of all-over lace or corded silk. The wrap may be made in faced cloth, velvet, charmeuse or ottoman silk. MI. Thorp and Co., sole agents, 191 Collins-street, Melbourne, have But terick's paper pattern 5715, in sizes from 32 to 44 inches bust measure. Price, lid. posted. "" *- -**
MR T. ROOSEVELT SAILS SPANISH MAIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
SIR T. ROOSEVELT SAILS SPANISH MAIN. It is astonishing how comparatively few of our people realise that it is now as easy and comfortable to go to South America as to Europe; and it is no less astonishing for those of us who are past middle age to realise how very easy and very comfortable travelling has become, writes Mr Theodore Roosevelt, who is now visiting South America, in the "Outlook." The direct trip from New York to Buenos Aires or Rio de Janeiro is de lightful. Not only is this route bound to become a great traffic route in the near future, but it is bound to become a great passenger route. It is a de lightful trip. THROUGH SAPPHIRE SEAS. Day after day we steamed steadily through the sapphire seas, while the trade winds blew no less steadily in our faces. Now and then we saw fly ing-fish or dolphins: now and then some great sea-bird, an albatross or booby, came near the ship. On the fifth day after leaving New York we steamed past the beautiful Lesser Antilles, leaving th...
HUMBLE POTATO [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
HUMBLE POTATO Arrangements are being made in France for the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the death of Parmentler, whose name is Insep arably associated with the Introduc tion of potatoes as a popular comes tlble. Louis Louis XVI. promised to help him to launch them by giving a ban quet at which they were to be served as an attractive novelty; but the Royal cook unfortunately misunderstood the instructions given to him. Instead of boiling the tubercles, he cooked the leaves as a kind of cabbage. The courtiers, after trying every imaginable sort of condiment with the preparation, pronounced; the dish de testable, and declared that no per suasion would induce them ever to taste it again. Inquiry, however, detected the error which had been made, and a second experiment brought the new delicacy into high favor.
COTTON SPINNING FIGURES FOR YEAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 February 1914
COTTON SPINNING FIGURES FOR YEAR. Mr William Tattersall, Manchester, has published his usual analysis of the stocking results of cotton-spinning companies in Lancashire for the twelve months ending November 30 (says the 'Westminster Gazette.") The list gives particulars of seventy concerns, the total paid-up share capi tal of these companies being £2,562,524, and the loan capital £1,125,294. The total profit after paying interest on Icans, and allowing for depreciation, is £343,220, giving an average per corn pany of £4903. This compares with arI average profit ill 1912 of £4688. The figures show a profit on shire capital of 13.35 per cent. per annum, against 12.70 per cent. In the previous year. The percentage of profit on shrre and loan capital combined is 9.30, as compared with 8.65. The present value of plant of these mills, including machinery, is £2,818,675, and the factories contain 2,476,914 mule spindles, 26S,296 ring spindles, and 3,304,S~0 weft spindles, making a tutal sp...