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AGGRESSIVE RURAL WORKERS [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
AGGRESSIVE RURAL WORKERS A sensational development has oc curred in connection with the rural workers' strike in Coolamon and Marrar districts (Riverina), and the situation has assumed a serious as. pect. A number of men in the strikers' camp near (Joolamon, decidod to re sort to intimidation to induce a num ber of the men engaged on chaffcutter plants to cease work. About 10 men marched to Corney's farm, three miles from Marrar, and pulled tho men from their bunks, using vile and threaten ing language towards them. The workman tumbled out, carrying their clothes, and the strikers threatened to burn them out if they failed to "hurry up." The procession then marched into Marrar. As soon, as the news spread a number of farmers assembled, and after a conference, they decided to take a hand in pro tecting the workmen from violence. The farmers formed a procession with workmen in vehicles and drove to the farm. Strike pickets endeavoured to induce tho men not to return to work, and when ...
LORQUON SCHOOL COMMITTEE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
LORQUON SCHOOL COMMITTEE. The Lorquon school committee, which have held office for tho past three years, have recently retired, like all others in tho tftate, through effluxion of time At a meeting of parents convened by tho head teacher, Mr Tyers, on Monday evening lasfc, the following were elected for the ensuing term : —Messrs P. A. Deckert, F. H. Cramer, F. Welsh, 0, H. Lienert, G, D. Day, A. R. Tune, and J. H. J. Reichelt. A meeting is to be held on Monday evening next for the purposo of electing a chairman and correspon dent. During tho term of tho late committee several improvements have been made to tho local school and grounds, over £150 having been ex pended thereon.
PRICE OF WHEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
PRICE OF WHEAT. Our Melbourne correspondent wired | yesterday as follows:—Wheat wai steady in tone to-day, but business dis played no activity, although at auction there was good competition for wheat ex aiding store. 8ales at auction comprised 050 bags prime at 3/10A, 220 bags of about f.a.q., at 3/10, medium 3/8 to 3/9, and inferior and smutty at down to 3/3, Privately the market may bo quoted at 3/10}- to 3/10% alongside, for March or prompt deliver**, and at 3/11^6 buyers and 3/11*^ sellers for April-iVlay-Juno. ! Private cable advices report an advance in Liverpool futures of a cental for March, for M'iy, and id for July The advance ia stated to bo duo to re ports of storms in India. The price of wheat at the 1ST hill mills yesterday Was 8/5. oats 1/5,
CHEF'S MASTERPIECE [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
CICEF'S MASTERPIECE Epicures all, but not all gourmands, assembling' in strong1 force at the tRoyai Adelaide Gallery, Gatti's, Strand, on Saturday, when the le Diner Saint For tunat, organised throughout the world, and held the same evening in 127 cen | tres, under the auspices of Le Carnet d'Epicure and the Ligue dcs Gour mands, was celebrated. The menu was ■ almost exactly similar to that of last year, but a special dish was that of i suclcing- pig stuffed with chestnuts, bar- i ley, and liver, with sauce of goose berry and horse-radisli.' This was pro- | nounced by the epicures as the piece de ' resistance of the evening, and the ch'el was highly complimented upon his ex cellent serving. The menu was pre cisely as was being enjoyed by members of the League assembled in other cities in the world. . Father, teaching his six-year-old son arithmetic by giving a problem to his wife, begs his son to listen. Father: Mother, if you had a dollar alid I gave you Ave more, what would you ha...
EXPENSIVE ELEPHANTS NEW REGULATIONS FOR HUNTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
EXPENSIVE ELEPHANTS NEW REGULATIONS FOR HUNTERS. The white man is no longer free to shoot elephants at his will and plea sure In French A Vest Africa (says the Paris correspondent of the "Daily News and Leader"). The Governor has issued severe provisional regula tions, pending the promulgation of a decree on this subject. Every European who has a regu lar licence to curry arms, and who wishes to hunt elephants, must malic a declaration and pay a tax lixed by the district governors, which must not be less than £40. This Is only good for one year (or less, if the decree is issued before the lapse of a year), and only entitles the holder to kill two elephants. Every elephant shot in excess of the two must be de clared, and paid for at the rate of at least £120 per head, and not more than five in all may be killed in the year. The spoils of an elephant killed in self-defence must be handed over to the district authority.
SPOILED CIGARETTES [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
SPOILED CIGARETTES Judgment for £40 was given against the Great Eastern Railway Company in the City of London Court yester day (reports "The Daily Express," December 23), In respect of 100,000 Rus sian cigarettes which had been stored In their warehouse at Harwich, and had been spoiled by becoming mildew ed. The plaintiff was Mr Toomey, cigarette importer, of Basingliall street. The 100,000 cigarettes remained in the warehouse for more than twelve months. Then he found that they were useless and unsaleable through mildew. Defendants denied that the mildew could have occurred while the cigarettes were in their custody, but the jury found for plaintiff.
MOTOR FIRE BRIGADE [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
MOTOR FIRE BRIGADE Within three years (says "The Daily Express") it is expected that the Lon don Fire Brigade will become a com pletely motor-equipped fire-fighting organisation. London to-day possesses 97 motor appliances and two motor fire floats, and it is now proposed to spend £100,000 In providing 53 motor escape vans, 43 electric escape vans, 94 petrol or petrol electric motor pumps,' 27 motor turntable ladders, 11 motor lor ries, 5 motor- tenders, 15 motor cars, and a motor canteen van—a total of 249 new motor appliances. In three years horses will be unknown In the London Fire Brigade. Last year the London Fire Brigade received. In round figures, 57 60 calls, of which 17S0 proved to be false alarms, 590 chimney a!arms, and 3390 actual fires. Of the latter, 45 were officially termed "serious" and 3345 "slight" outbreaks. Thrown-down lights caused no fewer than S2S outbreaks, 163 were caused by defective electric circuits, 185 by sparks from fires, and 131 by mishaps with cand...
A SMART COAT AND SKIRT. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
A SMART COAT AND SKIRT. The new autumn coats have cuta way lines and low-crossing wide rev ers. Their collars are usually wide with points on the shoulders, aud their backs either hang plain and loose or are slightly held In by a belt. The coat showing here is very new and the revers may 'be rolled to the throat if preferred. The skirt is a smart and practical two-piece model with a raised waistline, and left open for a few inches at the lower part to give the popular slash effect that is comfortable in a walking skirt. M. Thorp and Co., sole agents, 191 Collins-street, Melbourne, have But terick's paper patterns, coat 6319 in sizes from 32 to 42 inches bust mea sure, and skirt 6437 in sizes 22 to 34 inches waist measure. Price 10d. each posted. Twenty-six turkeys hatched at the eamo time by a turkey hen early in the spring on a farm near Llanelly (Carmarthen) survived, and now weigh in the aggregate 400 lb. The farmer claims this as a record single hatch In number and weight.
TRAMPS IN FRANCE LAWS SEVERE [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
TRAMPS IN FRANCE LAWS SEVERE "Since Novomber 15 every tramp and vagabond found wandering in France has been taken Into the police stations to be measured and photographed, and sent out with a document giving all particulars regarding their persons and past record," says "The Daily Graphic." "This paper they must produce at any moment for verification. All this is in accordance with a law passed in 1912 making it compulsory for three classes who habitually use the roads to so re l glster thomselves. These classes are itinerant dealers and pedlars at fairs and markets and tramps and vaga bonds. "Regarding the first two classes, the new law is more protective than vexa tious. Though they have to declare themselves, the mere production of. their papers will at once show their bona fides, and a number which all must carry will allow headquarters to learn at once the history of all the wan dering family. These two classes have to obtain official books containing proofs of their identity, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
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PRESSED LYING DOWN [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
PRESSED LYING DOWN Illusions are born to be destroyed, and last night another one received a death-blow (say^s the "Daily Ex press" of January 7). Mr. Loudon Macqueen Douglas, the president of the Scottish Society. In a lecture in Edinburgh on "The Wearing of the Kilt," said' that the tartan was not Scottish in its origin at all. "The kilt emerged from a confu sion of different types of dress," he said. "The ancient dress of Scotland, particularly in the northern parts of the country, was the breacan feile, or kilted plaid, which consisted of some seven to twelve yards of tartan sewn up the middle so as to form a plaid of double width, varying from four to six yards long by two yards wide. A portion of this length was laid on the ground with the belt under it, tho lower and middle portion being then plaited so as to form a kilt, leav ing a flap at either side. "The Highlander lay down upon this, crossed the right flap, and next placed the left flap over it, and then buckled his belt...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
O 1NVBNTORB P ATENT S Obtained )n Commonwealth and Else where for improved methods of Appli ances, Tools, etc., of any description Fuli Information, Costs, etc., sent on application to A. O. SACHSE, C.E. AUSTRALIAN WIDOWS' FUND BUILDINGS, Corner Collins and William Sts., MELBOURNE.
JEWELS PAWNED [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
JEWELS PAWNED Messrs Hancocks and Company, jewellers, sued Messrs J It. Atten borough and Company Ltd., pawn brokers and jewellers, to recover a necklace, which had been pawned, or. alternatively, damages for its deten tion, before the Lord Chief Justice and a special jury (says "The Daily Mail," November 25). Mr Shearman, K.C., in opening-, stated that not a word could be said against the defendants. The ques tion in the case was who should suffer loss in consequence of the sudden de parture under dramatic circumstances of a man who had obtained jewellery which he had not paid for and had then pawned? The man in question, Mr Lance Campbell, had been connected with some South American company, said counsel. He bought from the plain tiffs and paid for £3000 or £4000 worth of jewellery. He lived in Mount street, Mayfair, and owned a motor car. Up to the time he disappeared the plaintiffs had not the smallest rea son to doubt his honesty. In July, 1912, Mr Campbell saw the rosy pearls ...
HOMES WITHOUT DOORS [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
HOMES WITHOUT DOORS (By George A. Birmingham, in ,rl'he Daily Mail") I Members of great and conquering na I tions are able to impose their own fav orite customs upon the peoples among whom they travel. The English, for in stance, have spread tne nuuit of _ur.nK j ing tea in the afternoon all over Europe, forcing on extra meal every | day on the naturally abstemious Laiin peoples. The Americans have insisted on having all the chief hotels in Europe heated to scuh ai extent that the origi nal inhabitants of the Continent go about gasping. The French, though they do not travel much, have taught everybody in the world to write lists of cooked food in their language and to call the lists menus. It is, I think, to the Germans that we owe the fact that wo can smoke in the restaurant-cars belonging to the International Company of Wagons-lits, in spite of notices put up in several languages forbidding the practice. But we others, who belong to small nations, have neither the power nor the ri...
CHAPTER II. The Tide of Fortune. I. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
CHAPTER II. The Tide of Fortune. I. The precise reasons whicli kept their friend Hugh Donald from the ■breakfast table were discussed to the accompaniment of deep 'breathing and unlimited marmalade by these sapi ent men of affairs, Jack Bowles and Freddy Bywater. Mat Michel, deep in the morning paper, which dealt with the meaner things of life, added littl to the argument though he heard much of it. A kindly friendship for the absent man put a ibit upon his tongue. He was old enough to know . that something had happened. "You are not going to tell me that be is taking another lesson," Freddy put it to th •philosopher. Mat said that he had not the least idea. It was left for Jack Bowles, in an inter val of mastication, to tell them that Hugh's car had been ordered, and that he found the fact significant. 'A man wJio sticks in a car when he might be playing golf should he seen to by a doctor," he remarked: and then, as though this were the greater concern: "I'll trouble you to pass th...
SOME BROWNING RELICS VALUABLE GIFT [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
SOME BROWNING RELICS VALUABLE GIFT Mr F. Herbert Stead, presiding yes terday afternoon at the nineteenth an niversary meeting of the Browning Hall Brotherhood, at the Browning Settlement, Walworth, intimated (says "The Daily Telegraph" of January 5) that a number of priceless Browning relics had been received from Mrs Bar rett Browning, daughter-in-law of the poet. I know no one with whom they would be held in more reverent keep ing than yours, for the work associated so closely with him and his." The gifts included: A soft black felt hat, marked in the leather lining "R.B."; within the lin ing. "R.B.'s last hat, worn in Venice— R.B.B.," in Robert Barrett Browning's handwriting. Marriage lines of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Moulton Bar rett, true copy of the entry in the reg ister of marriages, made September 12, 1846 (day of marriage), enclosod in an envelope on which is written in the poet's handwriting "certificate of mar riage and baptism.—R.B." (No cer tificate of bap...
MAN IN THE FUTURE [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
MAN IN THE FUTURE "That man is formed for the future, that the very structure and shape oi his soul points and urges him onward, is, perhaps, the surest of all pledges about his future" (writes "J.B." in "The Christian World"). "Our fac ulties will find what they seek, what they seem made for. The eye finds light, the' ear finds sound, the hand the thousand things that match its activities. "And man's prophetic element, as it develops, as it clears Itself from the falsities which tempt its cruder efforts, as it learns its true nature and its true direction, will become more and more a pointer of the way. "The seer, what is he? Is he not just the man who sees deeper than others, more clearly than others; sees right into the heart of things, into the essential equality of being; one who, from an accurate knowledge of the great spiritual forces at work in the world, can predict how they will act, and what results will come from this action? This it is which has made the prophets—the tr...