FRANKLIN PAYNE TO BE HONORED!
Renowned explorer/adventurer Payne to be awarded the
Tarantian Coat of Arms at a special gala dinner event Sunday
evening the next, the 25th of the month of March.
Wax recording to be available on this telegraph site
the Monday morning following.
MONDAY 19, TARANT - It was
announced today that Franklin Payne, ESQ., would have the
Coat of Arms bestowed upon him by the Tarantian Zoological
Society for services above and beyond the calling of duty,
and for his various contributions to the realms of scientificology.
Franklin Payne, ESQ
Mr. Payne was characteristically reserved upon hearing
of his upcoming honor. "Hah! They must be running low
on stuffed shirts to give these awards to if they're
honoring a bloke like me! HuhHa! Well, anything for
a free meal, I suppose."
The banquet is to be held at the headquarters of the
Zoological society, and this reporter hopes that Mr.
Payne will share a tale or two culled from his fantastically
Sir Theodore Faraday
A Philosophickal Debate
17 OCTOBER TARANT - As
many Tarantians already know, our city's Philosophickal
Society lately presented a Lively Discussion on the
merits and achievements of the Sorcerous Sciences, versus
those of Natural Philosophy and its adherents.
Sir Theodore Faraday, Dean of Sciences at Tarant's Athenaeum,
took the podium on the side of Natural Philosophy, while
the Sorcerous Arts were defended by a learned guest
from the Halls of Knowledge in Tulla, Master August
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Letters to the Editor
A VISION OF TARANT'S FUTURE
I have seen a dreadful fire, with nearly half the city
and a great part of its outlying suburbs destroyed.
I see bands of foreigners organized for plunder; devastation
in every quarter. With a million and a half people assembled,
the turmoil will prove the upcoming Exhibition to be
the greatest in the world's records, but it will not
be an Exhibition of Industry. An Exhibition of Destruction
we will see instead! Tarant has her deadly enemies,
who cannot combat her in war, but when the city gates
are opened they will have an opportunity to inflict
a heavy calamity upon her. The city has embraced Technology,
and this infernal pact with Science may yet be all of
our undoing! Let the Ministers of the Crown be prepared;
it is not impossible but that some dreadful conspiracy
may be now concocting. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.
--A Shire Seer.
The Olde Cannon rolled off its pivets recently, crashing
into the Wensley-Dale's gardern wall. Fortunately, nobody
was hurt during the incident, although Mrs. Wensley-Dale's
fine carrots suffered greatly.