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Interesting Items

General Booth states that he made 3,000 converts in Japan. Miss Lillian Adler, on her way to England on the Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, intends to make a motor tour of the world, during which, she declares, . no man will be permitted to touch her car. Turned into a field in which there were two hives of bees, a valuable donkey, belonging to Mr Wade, near Bukingham, was so severely stung that it died..

Fifteen men were sent to prison for a month each at Birr (Ireland) for being members of a disorderly crowd which recently drove cattle off a grazing farm belonging to Mr Michael Byrne. Lx a duel with swords between two Austriaxx officers at Trient, in the Tyrol. Lieutenant Ext el, aged 32, was pierced through the heart, and died immediately. The Hackney Board of Guardians have decided that if one of the nurses at the infirmary persists in smoking in her bedroom —for which she has been three times reprimanded—she will have to seek fresh employxnent.

About 300,000 women are enfranchised by the new law in Norway. Female suffrage now exists in Finland, New Zealand, the Commonwealth of Australia, Massachusetts, Washington State, and Wyoming. The new liner Lusitania will show lights from 1200 windows. At least 5,000 electric lamps will light her rooms and corridors. Her population will number 3,150, of whom 800 will compose the crew. She will have accommodation for 550 first-class passengers, 500 second-class, and 1,300 third class.

The Rev. Mr Watsford, who had been a preacher in the Methodist church for 66 years, passed away last month. Mr Watsford, who had reached his 87th year, was, in his youth, an athlete, and was acknowledged to be one of the best runners in New South Wales. He.was a tall, impressive man of fine physical proportions and vigour. Had he not been of such remarkable physique he could not have stood the great strain of 66 years of strenuous missionary and, church. work. He was held in the utmost affection and reverence by the Methodist Church, and . for the past twenty years was spoken of affectionately as “Father” Watsford.

It is no easy matter to get into the United States —the American, not the matrimonial. A correspondent of the Melbourne Leader wwites ;—“The immigration law compels the ship’s purser to fill in a formidable aani-

fest, in which particulars are given of each passenger. For example, the Federal authorities of the United States are now in possession of the important information that 1 was born near Geelong, of Scottish parents ; that I am sft. llin. high and 36 years old ; that my eyes are blue and my hair fair ; that I am single ; that I am not an anarchist ; that I have never been imprisoned for a criminal offence ; that I have never been an inmate of an asylum, and that I have never received charitable support. As compared with this, on entering an Australian port the purser simply furnishes the authorities with a declaration stating the number of alien persons on board the ship.”

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Interesting Items, Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 17, 10 August 1907

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Interesting Items Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 17, 10 August 1907

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