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Men and Women.

A Melbourne paper reports that Misis A. R. Queale, shorthand writer and typiste at the Crown Solicitor’s office, Melbourne, has been admitted to practise shorthand in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Miss Queale is a native of Kumar a, and was educated in the convent of that town. She left New Zealand for Melbourne five years ago. (5) ’ Miss Title! Bru n e, as accounts from New Zealand tell the Melbourne Leader, has quite rearranged her daily life —and with much advantage to herself. Whereas in the past she always kept her mornings for reel and sleep after the late hours at the theatre, she now gets up at six o’clock, and spends her matutinal hours in long rides on horseback or her bicycle. Eight o’clock sees breakfast, and ten o’clock work at the theatre, where she remains till lunch time or later. Then the afternoon is devoted to a siesta, and Miss Brune reaches the theatre in the evening as fresh as a daisy—as she herself expresses it. The Bishop of Carlisle, Dr. Biggie, is one of the most interesting personalities in the church. He is a strong believer in the dignity of labour. “I am convinced,” he says, "that if everybody in England had to learn to use his hands it would be a good day both for the England of the present and for the England of the future.” When he was a boy he learned to knit stockings and make shirts, and nowadays he finds his manual labour amidst the fields, hoeing his turnips and gathering his hay. Speaking at a banquet in his honour, M. Clemenceau, Minister of the Interior, was interrupted by one of the guests, who shouted : —"Talk to us about peace.” The Minister replied, amid cheers : "No peace is possible without force. When I came into office I believed all European nations were at one in desiring peace. Almost immediately, without any provocation on our part, a storm of calumny broke over our heads, and we had to ask ourselves — ‘Are we prepared ?’ ” Mr Frank Brien took leave of his colleagues on the Mile End Board of Guardians, having resigned his position through losing his eyesight. The scene was of a most pathetic character. Mr Brien was led into the Board Room by his wife, and on rising to say farewell he quite broke down. In a few broken sentences Mr Brien said he had seen the work of the Guardians rise from the old corduroy suits and brass buttons to the scattered homes system in which children were looked after with a broader and deeper sympathy. The Guardians were engaged in the three corporal mercies—they clothed the naked, fed the hungry, and visited the sick. Mr Brien concluded by saying, “Farewell, God bless you a ll- v —@ — A suggestion made by the Prince of Wales two years ago at the opening of the Sir Thomas More Buildings, Chelsea, has now been adopted, and the fireplaces in Pond House, lately opened by the Mayor of Chelsea, are the result of the Royal idea. The ingenious contrivance may be describas a double stove, with two grates, one facing into one room and the other into another adjacent room. On raising an iron partition the live coals may be made, by tilting the grate bottom, to slide literally from on© room to the other. —@— It is thirty-nine years since Sir Robert Stout entered into the study of the law. He came to the colony to be a surveyor, but one day he met a lawyer down South who said his clerk was drunk, and he could not get another. “I will become your clerk if you will take me,” answered His Honour. Within a quarter of an hour the matter was settled.

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Men and Women., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 42, 15 December 1906

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Men and Women. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 42, 15 December 1906