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"THE CULT OF THE CITY." [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
'"TJE CULT OF TIHE CITY."..:., 'r. "r'fgudir'unt or mnost' Lonlon ers 'of the historic treasures and ancient buildings full of objects of tho greatest antiquarian 'interest that are to be found in that crowded square mile, the City of London, is almost proverbial, it has prompted a lady to found an organmisation knownll as 'The Cult of the City Society," for the study of the antiquities and traditions of the city. It is hdped to arrange for members to. attend an annual seruvie, at a city church. "On a fine night, after church, a walk through the city is incompar able," says the promoter.
C,300 yds. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
C,"00 yds. * Cdt. A Tilley, 94 .:.. .... . 4s d Ciol. Sgt, Hannah, 94 . 4s 3d 3:Gdt. P. Shaw. 86 ....... 3s 0d " Cdt. J. Schafer, 84 ... ............ 2s 3d S - Cdt. H. Pattison, 84 ............. 28 3d -6" Coip A. Bradley, 81 ... . is 6d i 7 Cdt. C. -atthew, 78 .......i......- is Od ,- -.-Ties in "C" Aggregate divide.
EMIGRANT'S ROMANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
EIlGRW?'T'S ROMANOCE. How a photograph led to a romance was made known at Liverpool just be fore the departure for Australia of the White Star liner Irishman, wdlich car ries no fewer than live brides-olect go iug out to join their fiances. One of these live has never seen her future husband, and has nothing but a photo graph to tell her w-hat he lookls like. 'he bride-elect said a friend of hers went to Australia three years ago as a domestic servant and married later a sheep farmer. The young wife dis played upon the miantelpiece a lphoto graph of her friend, and this attract ed the attention of a chum of the sheep farmer. Photographs were ex changeld and a correspondence was be Sgun, with the result that the girl has sailed to marry the lover she has never seen.
CAT'S MATERNAL INSTINCT. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
CAT'S MXIATERAL INSTINCT. MIaternal instincts led a big black cat to ignore flames and smose in an effelort to snield her six little kittens in a six-storey loft building in New SYork, unl?tl the firemen had to carry her out of the place to save her life. nue was limp andti almost suffocated when tile firemen picked her up, but was stal mallung a valiant fight for her offspring. All six of the Little fluffy melnes were dead, but the mother was stmuggling toward the front win tidows with two of them in her mouth in a hopeless effort to get them into the fresh air. The fire started on the sixth floor of the building. When Lieutenant Comiskey reached the place with his fire company he noticed the cat walking feebly toward the front of the loft. She had in her mouth the two little kittens, but the fire haLd attained such headway th??t the lictonant's attention wms divoerted eio0n the mother cat for a few minutes. hmen the fire was under control he ".... ''l .... -÷nli em or a box. four ...
B. 300 yds. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
'"'' *' B. 303 jds. " *1 Cdt. A. Tillcy. 93 ... ... ........... 5S Od • -:2· Col. Sgt. 1. Hannah. 87 ...... s 6d 3 Cdt. P. Shaw, 86............... . 3s d ,:.4 Corp A Bradley, 85 ......... ...... 2s 6 "N. ?'5 *Cdt. VW. J. Barker. 85 ........... ... . 2,0d S 6 Cdt. A. Smith, 81 ............. .. . Is 6d " 7 Cdt. J. Schafer. 80 ... ......... ... Is od
Cost of Australian Defence. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
Cost of A ,stralian Defence. The "London Daily Chronicle" has devoted a leading article, couched ill caustic termns, to tile alarm felt in Australia as to the excessive cost of mnilitary upkeep. Thle Australian de fence expcendliture per head, it is al leged, is doublle that of Germany. See ing that. Germany is about the biggest fire-eater in thlo world, Australia is not well advised in "taxing her peo plo to death" in order to out-bang Banaghier. Australia is not able to expenLt- £5,000,000 or £6,000,000 per annunl on defence out of "reve-nue," as one section of the politicians insist. Let us have defence but defence on "sane" lines. If we are to build war ships, they should be done out of loan funds; if we want land for drill hall" purposes, it should be out of loan funds also. None of the advocates of these matters Ibeing dealt with out of revenue would dream of buying a house for his own private purposes out of his one year's income. On the other hand hlie would expect to spread...
Williamstown and a Destructor. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
Willaslatown and a, Dentjctor. The Williametown Council have'lIteidel to take no action as to providing a iar- bage destructor in .conjunction with t'te Footecray Council. TWillianmtown prefers to fil up the vast expanse of low-lyingi land with the refuse. There ar quite , a number of "burning questions' in the "Sleepy Hollow" just now. viz:- the ex iling of the cow, wandering goats, bath ing In the "Altogether," and now the councilxlias appropriately made the des tructor a 'burning question.".
LOCKED OUT BY BURGLARS. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
- -@€3- LOCKED OUT BY BURGLARS. Valuablo jewellery, chiefly gold watches and bracelets, was stolen by burglars from a London jewellery shop recently. The burglars forced a pad lock whicll secured the sliding shutter iover the doorway. An accomplice who remained outside substituted another similar padlock while the thief or thieves cleared one of the windows. The substituted padlock wa~s still in positioll when tho shop assistants ar rived on Saturday morning, and itbhad to bo forced before thev could enter.
HUSBAND NOT HIS WIFE'S LODGER. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
HUSBAN\D NOT IIIS WIFE'S LOD(EII. Can a man be a lodger to his wife? Such was the problem put before the revising barrister for solution at Farn Iham recently. The Liberal agent ob jectcd to a claim of Jaines Fennell, of thell Duke of Cambridge, Tilford, for a lodger vote, on the ground that F]en nell claimed to be a lodger to his wife, who was the licensee. The revising barrister upheld the objection, remark ing that it was part of the duty of a husband to,-1reside with his wife, and le could not therefor bei a lodger to
FINENESS OF SPIDERS' THREADS. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
FINIENESH OF SPIDERBS' TIIREADS. Tihe cultivation for scientific erllposes ,f certain s|iecies of spiders, solely for tile linl threadis they weave. hlas i Ii ilnorstat bearling upon sa.trononly No substitute for the spider's thread has yet been found for bisecting tlle screw of the inicrometer. used for detersuiiinig the positions alnd motions of the stars. Not only because of tle remarkable fineness of the tlireads are they valuable, blint bcause of their dur hle cinalities. The threads of certaiu spi ders raised for astronomical purposes with stand changes in temperaturo,- so that oteon in menshulhiig sunspots tiley are rlni injured wishen the heat Is so great that tlhi lenses of tle micrometer eyepieces arc cracked These spider lilnes are only osie fifth to one-seventh of a thlousandth of an itch in diameter, compared with which the tlrre :tds of thle silkwormi are laru.e :si I elumlY
OLLA PODRIDA POMMY SPEAKS. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
OLLA PODRIDA PO1MMY SPEAKS. Here is a graphic narrative of what immigrEnts have done and do, for tile United Statcs:- I am tlhe iminngrant. Since the dawn of creatiion imy rest less feet have beaten new paths acr)oss. the earth. My uneasy barque has tossed on all seas. I 1" wanderlust was born of the cray ing for more liberty and a beItter wage for the sweat of imy" face. I looked towards the United SLates with eyes0 kindled lcv the fire of amllhi tion1 and heart qiickened with nIw born holpe. [ approached its gates withl great exs Ipectatll. I entered in with tline hopes. I have shouldered miy burdein as the American mani of all work. L contribute eighty-five per cent. of all the labour in the slaughtering andl meait-packing industries. I do seven-tenthls of thel bituminous coial iining. (I do seveity-eight per cent. of all ihe work in the wooden minlls. I contributte nine-tenths of all tie ;:lour in tlhe cottoin mills. I make Ircne-twentiethls of all th clothing. I manu facture mi...
SUNBURY WATER TRUST [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
SUNBURY WATER TRUST A meeting of the above was held in the Mechanics' Hall subsequent to the coun cil meeting. Present: Cmrs. Blranigan [tint the chair., Ford, Startie, Buckley. and O'Bien. Correspondence. S. E,. fail eu t i utter. ?ac ting as low as lO0bs. Hle askedl talit cbet ter sunoervision be taielcn by the Trust .i pIrevent irrigation by thie residents. Cr. Buckley said hle nioticed a letter in the "Sunbury News." complaining of tib slhortaso of water, and here was a letter on the same subject. Could thie secretary explain tlhe matter? The secretary said it was evidently in consequence of the Trust niot giving its officer instructions io keep a shlarier look out for the waste of water, as was usual ly done when the lhot season set in. iHe thought there was :a good sepply, except ot very rare occasions. There was a good supply ill the reservoir sui to the pres cunt. Cr. O'Briei saidl thler was water going to waste fromn tlhe relieving well. Cr. Fordt thought the supply nwas go...
CORRESPONDENCE BRICK AREAS. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
CORRESPONDENCE -4----c BRICK AREA4. To the Editor. Sir,--I bought 400ft of land in Moonce Ponds, intending to build, and now A. 0. Lewis and 12 othera are petitioning the council to make it a brick area. I sup pose they are the same crown who caus ed the fiasco at Aberfeldie. In any case they are hindering the progress of this district, and causing other men to lose their money; ?tlnd thley are quite welcome to bnuy tile land I got if they make betlter I use of it than I can.-Yours, etc., A RATEPAYER. 28th December, 1913.
THE HOME APPLE DISHES. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
THE HOME ----~--+--- APPLE DISHEB. Apple Hedgehog.-Six large baking ap ples, three tablespoonfuls brown sugar, 2oz of sweet almonds, red currant jelly, tile rind of half a lemon, two cloves. Peel, core and slice tile apples, stew them until tlhey are soAt with tie sugar, lemon rlnd, cloves, and a very little water. T'lhen take out tile rindlll and Cloves, and rub tile ap pies tlioeluoh a sieve. Blanch the almftOn iind cut ,tom lelr?antwnoys into thick llreds. .-rnne -oe ile aipllo iullp in i. pretty dlsll to loo a n much tile sliape of a hledgellog ns possible. utamnp out tlree round pieces of red currant jelly about the size oi it two-sllilling piece._ arra.oethiese down tlhe itlidile, tllen stick the shreds of almonds all over the apples. A dish much patron ised by our grandmothers. Apple and Fig Jam.-Wipo the apples or was .them if necessary, take off the stalks, and cat tlhen in two. but do not pare or core them, and put theml into anl enamelled saucepan with sufficient cold wat...
ACCIDENT DROWNED IN THE SURF FOOTBALLER'S DEATH AT SORRENTO PLUCKY ATTEMPTS AT RESCUE. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
ACCIDENT 4 DROWNED 'IN THE SURF FOOTBALLER'S DEATHII AT SORRENTO PLUCKY 'TTEMP'rTS A' RESCUE. A glooml was cast over tle lholiday week-ondl at Sorrento by the occurrence of a drowning fatality on tile back beach early onl unday mlornillng. The victim. I]ugli Augustus Jollus, wals a well-known figoure ill .tlelbourne football circles, a keen Illiacr ill ilis yolllgcr days, alltL had seeln lately acting aos trainer for tile Esserndoil ctlllub,. lie was 44 years of age, single, anll resitdedt at 50 Curzon street, Nortll Mlel to1 cOlnaiiy with several young lell Johnlls \vns asendillg at fewto days on ;a Iloli tay at Sorrento, anld about 8 a.mi. oin Soul day ie vwent wiith lit conlhaio lls s to batie frdnl thie ibch beacich. Shortly alter eli terinllg tiltc water lie was heard to cry Is hal takeln craln, nd imnlnediately orne of tile tlarty llanied iedltl y w?V It to his as sistance. .loins was. Ilowever, carried out by tle llondertow ald althougll Sweet- : 5n115. aliorller lllellbtr of...
P.S.A. Brotherhood. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
P.S.A. Brotherhood. The Ascot Vale and Moonee Ponds P.S.A. Brotherhood will hold their weekly meeting at the Mtasonic Hall. Haribyrnong road, on Sunday next, at 3 p.m., when the speaker will be the president, Bro. A. J. Dalgleish, and the subject will be "Brotherhood and its Work." The soloist will be Mrs. Hewitt.