In the Herald: April 24, 1907

Chess by telegraph
The herald reported that chess players had some trouble with the Telegraph Department when playing interstate games as the question of using lines and payments for them had arisen. A deputation asked the acting Postmaster-General (Mr. Mauger) to reintroduce the formerly prevailing practice. Mr Mauger pointed out that it is a matter of law that tariffs are fixed.

Shakespeare Day
Yesterday, April 23, the 343rd anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, was celebrated by the Shakespeare Society of New South Wales with an evening Conversazione in the University’s Great Hall. During the evening Mr. Henry Gullett, President of the Society, made a few comments on Shakespeare’s place in literature and the various attempts critics had made to discredit him.

Strange uniforms
A report in the Commonwealth Gazette has sparked some curiosity. It was the passing of a £122 bill by the Governor-General at the Commonwealth Uniforms Council for Aldershot, England. The official explanation is that some time ago the government was asked to display uniforms from various corps at Aldershot, which was to house samples of various colonial soldiers’ uniforms.

Justin Scaccy

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