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FUNNY, BUT OLD. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
F,1JWNY, BUT OLD. ' k ·tisat party teas gTvenin the ciiitizil where the coachman had come to help wail at table. Amongst the guests was -a vera deaf old lady. Coachman, in handiing vegetables; comes to the deaf party. "Peas, mum ?" says Jehn. No answer. "Peas, mum!" (louder). Still no answer from the d.p.; but, placing her ear-trumpet to her ear, she lifts it in terrogatively to the man, who, glancing down and seeing the tube, ejaculates: " Well, it's a rum way of taking them, but I suppose she likes it. Here goes !" And down went the peas into the ear trumpet.
REPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
REPORTS. i From?E. G. Magnus reporting the removal of honses in Bonds- Place, off Bedford-street: also Mr. Grigg's sign, in- Arden-street, and kerb replaced. Received From Minister of Railways, stating inquiries being iade into iimatter re complain that .no refilies 'had,, been -sent to .Conuei.s letters on state .of 31IoonePoida Dlra?n:. SRecelir-d From tlelbTourne and Metropolitan Beard of 'Worhik. enclosin' :bia.ance shizeetp aedE stuteueyt: of t counts; and contracts aid hn nusil n eoflast-meetling lso and repo.r of lnd,. s - Received.ed . SFrom m reasrer reporting collection :of 33=Es': Od. sine last meeting. " rom if D. Treiecy offering himself as s. seiirhig clerk in view that the lmicipal isubsidy would be soon with drawn, and the Council need to look up its o ners of land, to pay rates. Received. From Cr. Carter, reporting result of coaference of delegates to North Yaira . cup on Board of Health. Receired.
FIREWORKS IN MINIATURE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
FIREWORKS IN MINIATURE. Put half a drachm of solid phosphorus into a large Florence flask, hold it slanting that the phosphorous may not break the glass; pour upon it a gill and a half of water, and place the whole over a spirit lamp; light the wick, which should be about half an inch from the flask, and as noon as the water is heated streams of fire will issue from the water by starts, resem bling sky-rockets; some particles will adhere to the glass, representing stars, and fre quently will display brilliant rays. These appearances will continue at times till the water begins to simmer, when immediately a curious aurora borealis begins, and gradu ally ascends till it collects to apointedflame. When it has continued half a minute, blow ant the flame of the lamp, and the point that was formed will rush down, forming beau tifal illuminated clouds of fire rolling over each other for some time, which disappear ing, a splendid hemisphere of stars presents itself. After waiting a minute o...
CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
SCORRESPONDENCE. -From City Coroner, bringing under. the notice of the Council the death of a an. at North Melbourne, and jury's verdict. Recommended to Health Inspector. Frot Under-Treasurer of ;Victori1, forwarding receipt for amount oif 1200 invested in Victerian stock by the CounciL - . Receired. From Secretary Mielbobrne; and Metropolitani Board of Works intinsta ing that a number of. water plugs :re "without indicators, and the work to be done and charged to the Council: Received. From Chairman of Conference of Municipalities re Australian Federa tion. informing- that a meeting will be held in the Mielbourne Town Hall, on -.Wednesday, 7th inst., at 11 a.m., to . discuss practical scheme of Federation. :Received..
News and Notes. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
News and Notes. How a little success does alleviate is instanced by an incident at the local court: -"Has he got 5/- seargeant," was the remark of the Doctor last Monday morn ing. "Yes, your worship." "Alright, tell him to pot it in the poor box." "I believe if your worship had told him to put a pound in he'd have done it, he's won some money on the Derby," said Sargeant Hehir. ArrEnT the business paper had been disposed last Monday the Council went inte committee to consider the appoint ment of a licensed surveyor in compliance with the provisions of the Local Govern ment Act. As the result of the delibera tions Mr. Evan McIver, of Brunswic~k, was appointed at a retaining fee of £20 per annum, and a small remuneration for all Council work passing through his hands. DR. MALONEY, in the course of a speech in the House last week asserted that English money lenders troubled very little about sentiment in lending us money. The "silken bonds" which some people rave about as existing betw...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
SACRIFICE OF SURPLUS WINTER STOCK. 1BE GREATFST AND CHEAPEST SALE OF THE SEASON NOW A NOUNCED ON SATURDAY, JUNE 30 - tITZGERALD BROTHERS HAVE COMMENCED A GIGANTIC REALISATION SALE OF Winter Drapery, Clothihg, Carpets, &c., AT THEER FAMOUS CASH DRAPERY WAREHOUSES, ERROL STREET NORTH MELBOURNE, AND BRIDGE STREET, BALLARAT. bhe Bargains are Unparalleled I The Prices the Lowest in Victoria. In order to reduce our immense ,1Stocks, amounting to upwards of JE4,000. _and being determined not to carry over Goods from one Season to another, we have carefully gone through the different departments and " REDUCED EVERY LINE to prices thatmust- create Intense excitement amongst people who study economy, and pay ready money. T? Goas are all law, Fr and Clean. Io 401U ines! Io BlaAnpt g b?ish! In the limited space of a month, i £15,000 worth of Seasonable Goods mrust be turned into hard Cash. To effect this apparently difficult task, ordinary sale prices are quite ig nored, and every artic...
North Melbourne Police Court. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
North Melbourne Police Court. MONDAY OVEMBER 5a.; Before Dr. Lloyd (chairman), Messrs: Fogarty, McBride, Wyllie, Bar wise. and Gardiner, J's.P. BOARD AND LODGING ARREARS. A man named Gleeson was proceeded against by C. O'Neil for £9 os. 6d., alleged to be owing for board and lodg ing. The plaintiff swore to defendant and his brother having lived with him for about two years. They were supposed to pay at the late of £ ;s. per week, but for some time before they left, they had let their payments get into arrears to the amoult stated. Originally the debt was Lit ios. 6d, but Gleason had paid ., Ios. off. Msrs. O'Neil corroborated this evi dence. Gleeson denied the debt, and clain.ed to have paid two sums of ,2 15s. and 5s., respectively, and denied any further lia bility. Hi.s earnings averaged about aIs. 6d. per week, and his brother only IOS. The bench mtade an order against him for £6 with LI Is. costs, to be paid at the rate of 7s. 6d. per week. . DRUNK AND DtSOtiDERLV. WVilliamt'l...
ETERNAL YOUTH. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
SETERNAL YOUTH. -Some-tim??ago Mr.-Walter-Besgut wrote', a book, the point of which was a supposed announcement by aGerman professor of his discovery that hunian life could be indefi nitely prolonged. -That was a fable. But if we cannot yet cheat death we can, if a French professor is not romancing, prolong life, and especially youth. It is a fact which has just been elicited in a most singular communica tion in writing by one of the leading mem bers of the Medical Academy of France (Acadamie de Medicine), Professor Brown Seguard, and lately read by.him at the last meeting of the Biological Society in Paris. Having ascended the rostrum, the professor said, " I believe the question of youthful existence -: - CAS DE SOLVED by the assistance of;~certained scientific facts." That was the professor's belief 20 years ago; and since then he has devoted much time and care to certain experjnents which he now considers are conclusive of the truth and importafice of his theory. On 15 May 1889 ...
A FAR-SIGHT MACHINE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
A FAR-SIGHT MACHINE. Mr. Edison is reported, in a conversation with a reporter who solicited his ideas on the subject of the projected world's fair in New York City, as saying that he would take an acre of space in such a fair and com pletely cover it with his inventions, of which he has no less than 70 now under way. "One of the most peculiar, and now promising good results," said Mr. Edison, "is what I may call a far-sight machine." By means of this extraordinary invention, the Electrical Review says, he hopes to be able to increase the range of vision by hundreds of miles, so that, for instance, "a man in New York could see the features of his friend in Boston with as much ease as he could see a per formance on the stage. "That," he added, " would be an invention worthy a prominent place in the world's fair, and I hopo to have it perfected long before 1892."
A MARVELLOUS MACHINE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
A MARVELLOUS MACHINE. We hear through a New York corres pondent that a New England inventor has perfected a machine for making nails which is truly a marvel. It is said that the trial machine, full size, not a model, worked to perfection the first time a belt was run on. Ordinary machines now in use, which ope rate in the same manner as a pair of shears, make 250 rails per minute, and compound machines, consisting of several sets of shears working in what is called a vibrator, are able to turn 1,250 nails per minute. But this new machine, incredible almost as it may seem, makes at half-speed 12,000 nails per minute, or three tons in a day of 10 hours. The process is of the simplest description. Instead of having separate shear-like cutters through which to feed the strips, the cutters consist of small tempered steel dies imbedded in two narrow cylindrical rollers, which have much the appearance of two cog wheels with diminutive cogs. Between these rolls the strip of metal is fed, an...
GAS METERS AS HELPS TO FIRES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
.GAS M3ETERS AS HELPS TO FIRES. In inost buildings designed for multiple tenancy like the capacious office buildings which' comprise sn large a part of a great city, it is customary to provide a separate gas meter for each room or suite of Dooms. These meters are commonly placed In closets and out-of-the-way corners, and are very apt to be surrounded with much combustible matter. The connections of meters with the gas pipes are nusually, if not -always, of lead, a metal that is easily sifsble, and the solder with which the plates of the meter are joined together yields even more readily to heat. Let a fire break out in a building containing, as many buildings do, a score or more of these fragile fire feeders, and the hot air sweeping in advance of the fire will quickly melt the lead or solder. The outpouring gas fills the building with an explosive atmosphere which hastens the spread of the flames, and keeps up an inexhaustible supply of fuel. Such burning gas jets, sometimes of gre...
WAR AVERTED. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
WAR AVERTED. -If you jab that umbrella in my eye again, as you have done twice already," said the man in the brown overcoat, fiercely, " you'll get a broken head !" " It was as much your fault as mine." re torted the man Idn the grey ulster, " If you want to kick up any fuss about it, I'm ready for you. I'm insured for £100 a week in the Self-Protective Mutual Association, and I'm craving for a broken head." -The man in thi- brown overcoat. looked fixedly at the other. Evidence of a severe mental conflict was visible in his face. At lasthe spoke. --"You're safe," he said. "I'm an agent for that company."
MATRIMONIAL CONFAB. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
MLAATRIMONIAL CONFAB. "That was a rery foolish young woman in New York," observed Mr. Bilbus, laying his morning paper down for a moment and re newing the attack on his beefsteak, " that niatried the wrong man the other day and blurtedout her confession to that effect at the altar. The young man she didn'tmarry has had a lucky escape." "Yes, she was foolish to make a fuss at such a time. assented Mrs. Bilius, who was staring abstractedly at the wall. "?Most women find out soon enough that they have married the wrong man, but they have sense enough to keep still about it. Have some more coffee, John ?" she inquired sweetly.
A NEW GUNPOWDER. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
A rTEW GUNPOWVDER. A new npnowader, the invention of Mr. Hengst, hrs recently been :e ted. and the res~ t point to it as a promising saubtitut far black proder for mlary and shorting p?roses. The new pow?der i ?reoared fro? stra-r, which no leorzed, chem!nicly treated, eni ?t'hed r gzanlar foa for no*. It is chimae for this powder that ills s-oko less, -famele- , Dnpsaic'lly non-fouling and non-heating, and that both the recoilandthe report are lcs than those oi b!ach powder, with sap-ner o =enenne power. From the powerfol character of this eotloaioe, which, weight for wel.ht, is 150 pe-- cent. s?o'nger than ganpswder, and is not enetodable by concasion, it is probable iat in a eom preased form it e feond to be applicable to blasting porposes. In every respect it appears to be a powder of great promise.
BENT WOOD FURNITURE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
BENT WOOD FURINITURE. The ranterial to be bent, as practised tin Anstria, is snally the red beech, a prodct of the 7angatin forests. In the ttsit States the cem n beech and birch are Led and stained nth the anil,", red modisfid -b logwood and Brazi-wood. The timber iv sa?n into strizs of the rroper size and fnished in a gFne lathe or by hand to the required mropcrtions. They ore then placed in a tight ease of r;oo en iron, and suijected to a steaeming goes fOr a few mintes, and in .r requ rin~ g snecially shap bends the last stee: is seer-heated slightly or the goods pat andes high presr a stteam it an iron case nth sealed door, capable of 501b. pres-sre. This makes the wood very pliable. ionulds of wood or iron r-e used of the ernct sha-es, into which the hot sitaes are baond at the moment of removal from the steam case- In from two to eight days the strips are set and dry, ready for a?sembl-, g. f ih ing, and vraishing.
NEW MICROPHONE MEMBRANE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
EW MICROPHONE MEt BRANE. The microphone of Messrs Mi and Genst, of 14?. Neennlurgerstrass, Berlin. has lately undergone an important improvement The sound-plate of this micrphone consists of a thin diaphragm of firewood, which hasas yet proved best for sound-plates. There is only one inconvenience, and that is dry fir is very susceptible to damp. Under its influence theplates become curved, and often cause a disturbing alteration in the contact points of the carbon rollers and of the transmission of the voice. Until now the plates have been lacquered for protection, and several varnishes were tried, but thcse protected the sound-plate against damp only for a short time The water condensing off the plate during the conversation soon caused small cracks on the lae., which accelerted the introdnction of damn into the woad plate. 'The new invention has been found to over eame all difficulties. The sound-plate is now covered on both sides with a L~i plate of mica, which, not being hygros...
A ROBBER. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
A ROBBER. The hour was late. A man stood at a tall desk, looking over an enormous book. A rough-looking fellow stepped into the room, and drawing a pistol, said. " Keep quiet." "I am quiet," the man answered, without showing the faintest sign of emotion. SAll right; remain that way, I am a robber." " So am I," the man answered. "Whnat, you a robber?" "Yes; I have been appointed receiver for this company." "Oh,is that a faet ? In that case I must leave you. I never best a man out of -his job."
THE UNWASHED PRINCE AND THE SENTRY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
THE UNWASHED PRINCE AND THE SENTRY. Prince Henry, the brother of the present Emperor of Germany, had, when a small boy, the greatest objection to his daily bath, and the nursery becam:-every morning the scene of a vigorous and fearful struggle cn his part against tubbing:. His mother tried in vain to persuade him that baths were good for him, and that he must submit to them. bunt she finally gave the nurse orders one morning to let him have his own way. Prince Henry was confident that he had gained a remarkable victory, and when he set out for his morning walk took no pains to conceal his triumph. He indulged in sundry taunting remarks to his attendants; but on returning home he was surprised to notice that the sentinel at the gate did not present arms as he passed. On reaching the palace he found a second sentinelequally remiss, and knowing as well as any of his punctilious military race what was due to his rank the little fellow walked up to the man and asked severely: "Do you kno...
A CEMENT [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 9 November 1894
A CEMENT for resisting sulphuric aid, even at baoing heat, may be made by meln caoutchouc at a gentle heat, and adding, -ith constant stirring, from 6 to 8 per centr of tMowe; then mi there-rith enough dr -alaked lime to make the .-hole the con istency of sof: n-as ,; nally add thlereto about 20 per cent. of red led, whereby the mass minmediately sets bard and dr,. A solution of aesouthocu, in twice it weight of linee--d il aided by- hest ing, and the addition of an equal weight o" pipe-clay, Sields a plastic mass which wil resist moas acids. The disict of Cart=nA in -orih Lanes. ehire, is iiieiy to be0ona a newhernatiteiron field Hitherto, although plenty of iron has heen found in Furne , rone whatever has been fouulI in Cartmei ; ba: undoubted indi cations of a l?ere denos c of hematite iron have present ed themselves on the Elerhow estata r. d boring operadtons have been undes'e n. It L' impossible to CYEr- t:- tt :he reat importanca of this fad, to the anticipaticn s of th, s wh...