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Kings, Lords, and Commons. ENGLISH LESSONS FOR AUSTRALIAN LEARNERS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
Kings, Lords, and Commons. ENGLISH 'LESSONS FOR AUS TRALIAN LEARNERS. [BY "HISTORICUS.] In' writing these brief stories of the Kings, Lords, and Commons of England, for the instruction of the coming electors of Australia, w. shall endeavour to show that, with few exceptions, Prince, Priest, and Peer, h-'ve entered into a vast con spiracy again.;t the People, by whose labours alone they have beet supported, and for whose benefit they have osten sibly existed. Let not the Young Australians deem these stories to be but useless records of the past, and imagine that "things are different now." The causes that have culminated in such wide-spread poverty and misery in :l.e older lands, are slowly but surely be:oming established in our New Land, and unless preveated by the firce of an enlightened public opinion, will as surely work the ruin cf the people here, as Histo-y reveals they have done in the past. Well and wisely has the gifted Shelley told us, "Tho:se gilded flies, that, basking i...
THOUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
Among the many 'mysteries, physical and metaphysical. that surround our everyday life few are so puzzling as the " power- to think." " Thought!" What is it? and whence is it? Theseaud such like questions are almost unanswerable, for the simple reason that they require the use of thought to fathom thought; a mystery to fathom a mystery. Cold unimpassioned thought is very often unwittingly described as reason; often inten tionally so. Yet is not this incorrect? Rea son, as I understand the term, is when thought and feeling act in harmony: when the pure impulse or emotion of the heart tallies in every little detail of its action with cald, unimpassioned thought. Such a comtinatinn is all powerful, the absolute and ultimate guide of conduct, hence reason. Thought or impulse singly could never be considered an ultimate guide, though the harmony of the two formo an absolute stan. dard-" reason." Having drawn this broad distinction be tween thought and reason, we may go on to consider brie...
WENT WITH THE BREAD AND CHEESE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
TVENT WITH THE BREAD AND CHEESE. A minister's wife once asked the late Dr Eadie of Glasgow, in company, how he became attached to the Secession Church when hie; father was a member of the Relief. "Oh," said the doctor, " I can easily explain thatli Some of the children went with my fathe l and some with my mother; but my father~ took nothing in his pocket for the ' Interval, while my mother always took bread an-A cheese - so I went with the bread ana cheese:" Kirst;-" Jecms, ye ken's, the iing o' a' the folk he mixes wi'.'" Betty-" Oh I daur say that; the society canra bh great that hea gets inti'o"
Australian Natives' Association. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
Australian- Natives' As sociation. . The usual fortnightly meeting of the -'-orth Melbuirne Branch was held in eý-the Mechanics Hall on Thursday even ing, November Iith, the vice-presi -dent, Mr. P. H. Dillon, in the chair in the absence of the president, Mr. C. I. Rice. There was a large attendance -of, members and their lady friends. The minutes were read and conirmed. A lette was received from the Prahran Branch, inviting members to a con -cert in the Prahran Town Hall on November 3h.i, in aid of the funds of the Blind A-vium. Two new members were elected anti welcomed by Mr. Bannerman, secretary of the Mel bourne Branch. Reports on sick members were submisated by Messrs. C-rosbie, Hoopec, and Munro. Ac counts amounting to £4 Gs. Sd. were passed for payment. The Rev. A. J. Wade. of the Union Memorial Church was in attendance, and delivered his promised lecture on " Australian Exploration," and suc ceeded in making a highly interesting lecture out of what is regarded as a rather d...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
BILLf OF E Sill 'ofExehauge and ._..., Where the aunnut or value of the muo?tey for which a bill or:note is drawn exceed; £10,000, then for every £50 of the amount or value, . and al,, for any fractional part of £50 of acit amount or value .. 0 1 0 Bill of exchange payable on demand charge able with sname duty as a promissory note for sninle amount. (Embossed stamps must be used,which may be obtained at all Post Oflcos.) Excmirross. 1. Draft or order drawn by any banker in Victoria upon any other banker in Victoria not payable to bearer or to order, and used solely for tile purpose of settling or clearing any account between such bankers. 2. Letter written by a banker in Victoria to any other banker in Victoria directingthe paylnent of any sum of money, the same not being payable to bearer or to orJer, and such letter not being sent or delivered to the person to whom payment is to be made or to any person on his behalf. 3. Letter of credit granted in Victoria autholrising drafts to ...
ORDERS OF THE DAY. FINANCE COMMITTEE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
ORDERS OF THE DAY. FLPLNACE COi:ITTEE. Cr. Fogarty moved 1-That £306 10s. Od. be paid on account of Town Funi. 2-That £333 13s. 5d. be passed for payment on loan account No. 8, 1891. PUBLIC WORKS CO3MITTEE. Cr. Barwise moved 1. That the tender of W. Parker for horse-hire and cartage for 1 year, from the Ist December next, at the follow ing schedule of prices, be accepted : Horse-hire and cartage, 5/- per day ; carting hand-broken metal, 61-d, per cubic yard. Cr. Petrie, having stated his disin clination to move this ecommendation, Cr. Barwise moved that it be accepted and said that if this tender was not taken they would ha,·? to throw all the tenders out as there was not a shilling between the highest and the ol wet Cr. Fogarty wantel to know~ why an objection should be made now when the tender had been unanimously ac cepted in committee. If they did not wish the lowes:t tender to be taken they should have enforzed a minimum wage to be paid to the men, as it was, there was nothing ...
CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
CORRESPONDENCE. `'From Metropolitan Board of Works stating.the position of fireplugs in the town having no indicators. Received. From Metropolitan Board of Works asking that the lugs of fireplugs dam aged by the use of hydrants should bL at once reported to the Board. [Cr. Fogarty pointed out that fire brigales while practising sometimes broke these plugs.] Received. From Secretary Tramway Trust reporting expenses: salaries, £140 2s.; office £19 ls. 10d. ; exchange, £315 12s. 10d.; total, £475 6s. Sd. Received. From Secretary Municipal Associa tion of Victoria requesting the appoint ment of a deleg?te to a meeting to be held in the Melbourne Town Hall, on Wednesday, 21st inst., at .3O p.m., for the purpose of discussing tire proposed rednucions by the Government of the municipal subsidy to £200,000. .Received. LCr Fogarty was requested to attend : a behalf of :he Council, and was in structed to support any proposition that would chbain the ensuing half .years subsidy wvithout reduct...
News and Notes. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
News and Notes. ELECTOee' RIGHTS.-A meeting was held at the corner of Arden and Errol streets on Monday night to urge upon the electors the importance of bccom ing enfranchised by securing their electors' rights before the 1st of De cember. The meeting was held under the auspices of the North Melbourne Workingmen'a Club, the president (Mr. T. Stanley) and others addressing those present. WE are told the West Melbourne Baptist Church is about to lose its pastor. He has received a call from a church in another suburb. Agitation has been going on among members for the past fortnight on.the subject, with a view to keep Mr. Isaac with them, although it is very doubtful whether the rev. gentleman will stay. CONCERT.-A concert was held in St. Mary's schoolroom last Friday evening under the auspices of the Catholic Young Mlens' Society. MIr. J. Keating officiated as chairman in the absence of the president and vice president of the society. The pro gramme was contributed to by Misses M. Dug...
Five "Bob" a Day for Man and Beast. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
Five "Bob" a Day for Man and Beast. A BRIEF period of excitement ruled in the Council last Monday night. The discussion arose over a tender from Mr. WV.Parker for horse-hire and cartage for twelve months from the 1st Decem ber next. In the usual course of Coun cil business it was a part of Cr. Petrie's duties, as chairman of the Public Works Committee, to move that the tender as recommended by his committee be ac cepted. After reading the clause, he told the Mayor he did not wish to move it, and for some moments a solemn silence prevailed. One after another arose to speak in turn to be ruled out of order by the Mayor, there being no motion before the chair, till at last Cr. Barwise stepped into the breach by moving that the tender, as set. forth, be accepted. Cr. Fogarty seconded, and then the flood gates of eloquence were opened. Every member present had his say, and when the Mayor put the motion it was carried by 4 votes to 3- Cr. Steele being absent, and the Mayor not needing to ...
A SHARP RETORT. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
A IdHARI RETORT. A good story concerning a lady of fashion -ho has gone on " the boards " was toft the other cly. Whilst she was in New York she sent for a young American dramatist who had been recommended as a good person to. wnto a play for her. He called, and was ci en a seat. LMrs. X. entered the room. Without a word of formality she surveyed ?in with a cold English stare, and then walked clear around him, looking at him the vrhcle time. It was, of course, eminaently sireeable to be surveyed like a horse on sale. But the playwright stood it. Hrving com pleted her survey, she askod almost con tempti?usly, " And do you think you could write a play?" The author, who had made several succes?ses answered in a civil tone, *' Well I do not know. I dare esy I may be about as competent to-'?ito a play as you are to act one." Th~y did not come to terms.
North Melbourne Police Court. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
Nlorth Melbourne Police Court. MONDAY, NOVi BF:R 19. Before Dr. Lloyd (chairman), Messrs. Barwise, Carter, Fogarty, McBride, and Wyllie, J's.P. VAGOrcY. John Dunsmore was remanded for 7 days at the request of the police. NEGLECTED CHILI). David Loveless was remanded for 14 days to allow of his mother's where abouts being enquired into. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Philip Walsh, who had the appear ance of possessing a very vacant mind, was discharged, not having the needful to contribute the usual donation to the noor box. LARCENY. John Gibson, whose appearance belied his conduct, pleaded guilty of stealing a number of shovels from the door of a Parkville plumber named Macmurtrie, and received a sentence of 7 days. HENNESSY V. BIRD. The plaintiff pressed for £4 10s. 9d. owing. An order was made for the amount with costs. DEBT. - M'Comick asked for an order against C. I. Rice for £1 11s. Id. The request was granted with 15si 6d. costs. CRUELTY TO tLUMB ANIMeALS. J. Ashton, a butcher, was pro...
THE TRUTH. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
THE TRUTH. Little by little must we receive the truth. The moral progress of mankind and the advancement of each individual depend on this. No ideal of perfection springs up ready formed in any mind, but glimpses of a better life come to us alL There are times when each one sees how he may purify his own heart and ele vate his own character, how he may fur ther the cause of justice and help his fel low-men. It is for him to discern these rifts in the clouds, to let not one pass away until he has made it his own, not in thought only, but also in life. Thus alone will his conceptions ofmoral goodness ex pand and his character improve. What is that which runs, but has no legs ? Water. Why is A like twelve o'clock ? Because it's the middle of day. " I'll join you presently," said the mini. ter to the yourg couple, as he went for tae church key. Why was Dickens a greater man th..n Ehakespeare? Because Shakespeare wr::to well, but Dickens wrote Weller,
A TWENTY YEARS' KISSING ACCOUNT. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
A TWENTY YEARS' KISSING ACCOUNT. A Frenchman recently died who, it is stated, on his wedding-day, some twenty years ago, took the originai-perhaps it may be said rather imprudent-resolu tion to keep a yearly account of the number of .kisses exchanged with his wife until their union became severed by the death of one or the other. He was destined to be the first to go; but when, on his sick-bed, foreseeing that he would not recover, he begged a friend to let the world know the result of his twenty years' account-keeping. During the first year of wedded life the kisses exchanged reached the colossal figure of thirty-six thousand five hundred, or one hundred a day on an average; but in the followin', twelve months there was a notable de crease, not more than sixteen thousand being inscribed on his register; while the third year shows a still greater falling off, the average number of kisses being about ten a day. And after the !apse of five years a further reduction "s recorded, and th...
ADMIRAL FARRAGUT. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
ADMIRAL FARRAGUT. By Americans the memory of Farra gut is cherished with a pride akin to that of Nelson in England. He was to them not only the naval hero, but the model of everything frank, generous, and noble, and he deserves the high place which he holds in the annals of his country. Born in i8o0, the son of a worthy sire, who also distinguished him self as a naval commander, David Far ragut served in the war with England in -8sz. He rose step by step in the American navy till, in i86t, on the out break of the Civil War, he was steadfast to his country in the midst of defection and treason. At New Orleans he was nailed as victor; and sailors are proud to tell how at Mobile he caused himself 'o be lashed to the mast while, amid a storm of shot and shell, he carried his ship through every obstacle. When peace came he was hailed as one of the aviours of the Union, and he died in 870, full of years and honour. His uneral at New York was agreat national emonstration, the representativ...
THE GROAN OF THE GUSHLESS. (A Song a la Shenstone). [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
THE GROAN OF THE GUSH. L:ESS. (A Song a ra Skhettor.e). [" What is -desrbed as an 'Anti-Gush Society has, according to a Pittsburg paper, been formed in Now York, its object being to check the growing tendency, especially noticeable among young people of theperiod, to express themselves in exaggerated Ian guaog."] Girl IMember of the A. G. S. log. Ye maidens, so cheerinful and gay, Whose words ever fulsomely fall, Oh, pity your friend, who to-day Has become n Society's ihrall. Allow me to muse and to sigh, Nor talk of the chinge that ye find; None once was more happy than I; But, alas i I've left gushing behind I Now I know what it is to have strove With the tortures of verbal desire. I must use measured terms where I love, And be moderate, ,'hen I admire. No slang must my di:tion adorn, I must never say "awfully swell." Alas ! I feel flat and foriorn, I have bidden Girl-Gushing farewell I Since I put down my name in that book I have never called bonnets "divine," For our Sec. with ...
IN LOTUS LAND. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
IN LOTUS LAND. Forget the world and come with me. I wi:ll transport you to a country where you will find a bitter-sweet fruit growing,. and, having eaten of it, every care will fall off. You will forget the name you bear, the country of your birth, the love-lit eyes of your sweetheart, all, everything, save the delicious now, the eternal present of happi ness. You will then have found that mythological figure, the jewel in the Iotns, and have experienced the pleasures of which the poet sings: "In the afternoon they came unto a land - In which it seemed always afternoon." Here is the famous iote-tree, a native of the North of Africa, growing on the Syrtes by the shifting sands of the Mediterranean. It is known there as the " food of thepoor," and it was doubtless this icod that Homer's lotophagi ate. In historical times the lotus eaters were found on the Island of Jerba, in Tunis. The Ancient Egyptians pictured God sitting on a lote-tree, growing in the watery mud. It was thus symbol...
PATRIOTISM. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
PATRIOTISSL M3r. Artemns Ward, speaking of the Ameri ean civil war, declared that it was a time when " every man should show his patri otism. Every man should make sacriices for our great and glorous Rep~ulic. I my Eelf am prep.red to szcrific my conds?, yes, and even all my wife's relations." A rifle c?ntain marched his men to the re-y brink of a canal, and cooly commanded them to " fall in." On a dark night, with four clothes-ines etirsched across the back yard, the most sentire part of a man is, ndoubtedly, his p hst.
GENERAL ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
GENERAL ITEMS. New Zealand flax is being successfully grou-n on lhe: Azores. One out of e:very seven landowners in England is a woman. In Kent, England, 3o,000 people are engaged in hop picking during one sea son. In Germany, budding and grafting are taught in all of the national country schools. Tomato rot is successfully kept in check in India by the use of the Bor deau mixture. There are 223 beet sugar factories in European Russia. 9