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The Farm. AGRICULTURE IN MEXICO. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
The Farm. AGRICULTURE IN MEXICO. While Mexico is generally reputed to be one of the richtst, it is in reality one of the poorest agricultural countries on the American continent. It produces barely enough corn and beans to keep an impoverished population alive. With tropical belts on the Gulf and Pacific coasts pre-eminently adapted for the cul tivation of sugar and cotton it has no stirplus of either crop for export. There are no finer lands in the world than the mountain slopes of Vera Cruz,Michoacan, Jalisco, Guerrero, and Oajaca; but the product is inconsiderable in comparison with that of Brazil. With tile exception ofhides and raw fibre, Mexico has only a a small surplus of agricultural produce to send to the American market, which re ceives the bulk of the exports of South America and the West Indies. This in ertia of working population combined with a deficient water supply and an un progressive agrarian system neutralizes the advantages of vast extent of territory variety o...
THE GRAPE AND THE TOMATO. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
THJE GRAPE AND DTHE - TOMATO. - The Wetern Msai is responsible for the following strang; story :-"A most singular growth has taken place this season in a small conservatory attr.ched to Portcarreg Cottage, the residence of JMr. Howell Howells, ex Mayor of Carmarthen. A vine branch, bear ing a goodly supply of fruit, drooped from the glass roof, and several of the grapes hung alongside some tomatoes that grew close to the wall, and o:;e of the grapes ap pears to have fallen in love with the form of a tomato which grew nearest to it-nearly a couple of feet off. Gradually the grape be gan to assimilate itself to the shape of the tomato, anu persevered until it became the exaet picture of it in cv;rything but size and colour. Every sine of indentation, down to thelittle cavity on the end furthest from the stem, was faithf ly copied. It did not, o` course, reach the magnitude to which is aspired. but it is more than twice the size of the other grapes. on the same twig." A' Irishman, who ...
MANUFACTURE OF TURKEY CARPETS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
MANUFACTURE OF TURKEY - CARPETS. Acorre-pondent of the Levant Herald de scribes in arecent communication the mode of producing so-called Turkey carpets. They arhe sahs. p rincipal-y made in the towns of Onshak, Ghiordes, Koula, Demirgi Melas, Ladik, Pergas os, and Sparta, and are exported for the most part to England and America. Ladik, Pergamos, and Melas are rug-producing certres. At Sparta the industry has just b en introduced. The manner of weaving is primitive. The wool, which is obtained from the fat-tailed sheep reared by the Turks on the highlands, is washed by men in the aeighbouring streams, and spun on the wheel by the old women of the towrn; itis then seat to be dyed, after which it is sold to the manufacturer. The looms consist of twe thick poles fixed firmly in the ground at a distance from each other; two others are jained, one above and the other below, and to these the warp or chainof carpet is attached. At the foot of this loom the weavers sit cross-legged, sometim...
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. It has been calculated that the frst French Beolution resulted in the deaths of more than a million people, namely:- Noblcs .. 1,278 Noble Women . 750 Wives of labourers and artisans 1,467 Beligieuses .. .. .. 350 Priests .. 1,135 Common persons (not noble) 13,623 Guillotined by setence of - theP ev. Tribmnal .. 18,603 Women died from remn - - re child-birth .. 3,400 In child-birth from grief.. 348 Women killed inLa Vendei 15,000 Children killed in La Vended 22,000 Men killed in La Vendee 900,000 Victims under Carrier at Nantes 32,000 Victims at Lyons .. .. 31,000 1,003,748 Guillotined by sentence f 0 the Bev. Tribunal ., 18,603 Total .* so 1,022,351
NOT A LEGAL TENDER. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
HOT A LEGAL TENDER. he other day a sharp-looking youth vwaied up quickly to the counter of the post ee in a town- not a hundred miles from Mehourne, and, emptying a bag of coppers thereon, asked the clezk, who -as attending to other ccstomers for fie shillings worth of penny stamps. "Oh, yon be bothered i" was the answer. "That's not a legal tender; it is al copper." "What is a legal tender, than!" asked the boy. "Why, one penny is a legal tender for a penny stamp." " Oh," eclainmed the youth, "is -it ? Come on then-" pasing a co;n from the he?p--" a penny stamp, please." The clerk gave him one. "Another, please." A second was given him. "Here, stop that," the clerk said; "give me the money. It will be the shortest way to get rid of you." After counting the money, he gave the vaele thereof in stamps to the lad, who was heard to matter, "I thought I'd tire him out I"
SHE HIT UPON A NOVEL PLAN. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
SHE HIT UPON A NOVEL PLAN. A pretty little lady residing in the east pert of Bloomington suspected her derelict husband and his clandestine mancenures. She felt morally certain that he had a post office box where he received orivate letters and surreptiously held high court with his fair correspondents. She inquired at the post-offie, but received little or no satisfac tion. The suspicious wife hit upon a novel plan to detect her liege lord. He was called ott of the city on business. In a true femi nine way she sddrssed a " personal" to her dearly beloved. The envelope at either end was stained heavily witth blood-red ink. Stre enough it found its destination when it nestled in the private box of the wayseard man. Stepping to the delivery window she said, in a matter of fact way: "Please let me have what's in bor-. I for-got the key, and my husband wants me to forward the letters." She gave the number of the box through the glass wall of which she could see her oen letter. The clerk...
THE LAST STRAW. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
THE LAST STRAW Colonial readers only partially understand the height of culture shich has been reached in Bostn--Bawston, to quote the correct local pronunciation. The following illus tration of Bostonian elevation of thought mnd taste, given in the Chicago Tribtne (Chicago does not like Boston), is to the pom. They were standing by the window locok ing out at the golden sunset. His arm was around her slender waist, and her head rested confidently on his manly -houlder. Life looked rosy to the youthful pair, and not a visible cloud obscured the firmament of their hones. "Persens," she murmured, "it seems in credible that we never met until three weeks ago. "It does, indeed,Andromeda," replied the youth. " We have had hardly time to be come acquainted with each other's views of life and its problems, not to seeak of each other's peculiarities and prejudices. Yet it seems as if we must have known one another always." " And that reminds me, Perseus," rejoined the lovely New England grl...
PARKHILL v FITZROY GASWORKS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
PARKHILL V FITZROY GASWORKS. The above was continued at Royal Park last Saturday, when the Hill's secona innings came to a close for 145 runs, thus leaving the Gasworks 169 to win. When stumps were drawn they had 3 wickets down for 25. Farkhill, lst innings, .. -- 153 Parkhill., 2nd innings. P;e, b O'Connell ......... 17 .1. Madders, run ,un .. . 10 Burke. run out . 3 Rutley, , O'Conn- 1;s A. Madders, lbw i O'Connell -3'. Simpson. b O'C ,nell . :. ': Keenan, bi Eall.?h n. . . 5 Maloney, b Billi .. .. A'dersen, 3fnhlr-ek b M1eDougall 2 XA t us. - not t . 22 Sia th, h Over . Total .... 145 Gasworks 1st innings;; 1; Gaseork,, 2nd innings. Holden, b Rautley .. . 1 McDougall, b Rtley .. 1L Schmidt, b Msdderi ". 5 Salton, not cat, .. O'Caonnel, not out T ree wick, r tr uii
MEN WOMEN & Things They Say. [Items under this heading will be welcomed. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
They Say. [Items under this heading will be welcomed: That the Balmain Juniors, and Bohemians, and Parkhill are the only unbeaten teams for the Trophy.. That the Hill gave Gasworks 169 to win, they have 3 wickets for 25. That A. Smith and Adama put on 41 for the last wickets. That Pie ran for Smith who batted with his coat on. That O'Continell is an A 1 bowler fo.: the Gas works That Bill Barber has been the. lucky one to secure MeMasters "~NeNew Hat" for'the hat trick in the match Cambridge v La Mssotte - That Jimmy Travis in making his 52 showed some of the best last season's batting per formances. Bravo, Jim I ThatJim Madden had better knock off bowling ' head balls " as he will be getting his own head knocked. • That Bill Barnes and Joe Skehan hadbad luck in getting ointl b w and run out. oNever mind Joe, but be carefull with the hat next time yon are given run out. ThatJimmyLivingstonhad better not prac tice trying to lift the enemy's bowlling on to the Flemington Road. That th...
THE BIJOU. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
THE ? IJOU. I have mtch pleasure in recordin thin coupilete success of the daring eniterprise of , . Phil. Stewart, in.eniuaging the Sorr oun;L.Cotupanyuin. its entirety ifor t..lialoSagniricpnt theatre;. The puhli Slihae right loyally?.tespondedl to the in.o 'ration, ad, durmig the,. week crowded htuses wrie' anti' ics' VtW hen o- c.uti ge-to s:a-nd lidlf. hour' .of Elton Shine himor, maguioiseoit singing, ali the stage et?fe?t thit riade. this opera " gee"' at the piic es`s," anii .the "famnous Pa.s De Cing ;b i?:?for. sipen:w ,then surely canm the miileninun of.theatrical euterprise now he p,.,ile and P, i ished.uy A. E. BRGSS .?.-?lS.tforitl- e Proprietor, L. L ( BORN O:al.e.tth ]ee, olz QueelUsberryr-suteet :? Noai~hMlbWirniumc
Nature's Mirror. THEATRE ROYAL. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 23 November 1894
*Nature's. Mirror. , BY ",`-REFLECTOR." THEATRE ROYAL. To-nighi "Little Jack Sheppard" gal lantly mnakes1room. for "Meg, the Cast away." Meg is an interesting young per -son, calculated to play upon the every string of the vibrating chords of your aorta. Miss Maggie Moore, as ?eg, has made this character a complete study, and her pourtrayal has drawn the most laud-.. tory comments from discerning critics A word of praise must be justly accorded Mr. Harry Roberts as an actor and stag manager. In these joint capicities he has proved an invaluable assistant to Miss Moore. His versatility embraces a wide range of characters not often met with in so young a u-omedian;r As Miss Moore's right hand man, he- faithfully and con scientiously. holds his end up.
OUR BOYS v. TEMPLESTOWE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 30 November 1894
OURa BYvs V. TEMPLESTOWE.) Our B ys, haviog the bye, todk advan tageof it by having -a trip to Upper Templestowe last Saturday, which was a very enjoyable one, and resuilted in Our Boys scoring their first victory for the season by six wickets and 13 runs. Appended are the scores:- . TEMPLESTOWE; Johnston, c Rushford, b MVcAllister... 8 Buck, c Tammar, b Walker ... r8 ..aboney, b Walker ... ... II Hunter, c Rushford, b Grierson .. 1 Smith, b Grierson... ... ... o Rhodes, stumped, b Walker .. i B. Smith, b Grierson ... .. G. Smith, b Fogarty 6 A Johnston, b Grierson ... 3 F. Rhodes, run out ... 9 Ross, not out o... .. Byes ... ... . ... 2 Total . 6 . ... 6r . ...ouR Bos. • Ormiston, b F.Rhodes . 2 Grierson, run ont .:. . ... 18 Rushford,~ b FRhodes .;.: .. o Fogarty,c Rhodes, bBck ... 20 Smith;,not out ..25 Total 74
ST. MARY'S v. PARKVILLE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 30 November 1894
ST. JlIaY's V. PARKVInLE. The above matchi was played on the Parkville's corrugated wicket, the first day's play resulting as follows : SrT. MaCr's. First Ining" . .. .. 37 Second Innings- 5 wickes for.. 64 First Inniu s . . .. . 41 For St. s[arys Saunders (2, not out, !0), Boyd, and Di~don baited well. -Saunders (6 for 9) ad Dion (s3)bowle.d splendidly.
LEEMING'S AND McMASTER'S TROPHIES. COLONNADE v. CLAREMONT. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 30 November 1894
- --4-- - LEEMENG'.S AND M.MASTER'S TROPHIES. COLONNADE V. CLAREMONT.. : This m itch was comT nenced on Satur day at thfe Point for tie second timr. COLONNAtliE -ist Innings' Cody, b Hall ,.. ' .... ... SMorgan, leg'l~'f .)re, b'Hall...o O'Brien, b H.il .l . 'O'Riley, c Cecil ..... Frederickson, b Ce il. ..'o Allietti, run ou ... .; 3 . J. O'Brien, b Hill ... ,. '6 Hepburn, b Cecil- ...:.. Taylor, b Cecil ...\.. : Brealey, not out:. ' ... "6 Galway, b HIllt. -.. ',. o ,0 . Byes ... 2 No balls ....*, , ; Total' .: . CLAREIOT.i..:T ," ist Innings ... . ... 49 2nd lnnings-2 wickkets for 31t. Bowling.-Colonnade :-:lst innings -: Morgan,' 2 -for io. : 2nd iinnings.-J. O'Brien, i for I O'Riley, I for 14.
SPORTS DEPOT HARD WICKET COMPETITION. CAMBRIDGE v. LA MASCOTTE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 30 November 1894
SPORTS DEPOT RXRD WICKET COMPETITION. CA.SBRIIME V. LA MIASCOTTE. Result of the two day's play :- CAMBRIDGE. Fi:st Inniug5 ... Tot Second Innings ... too Totai ... .... 2oi LA MsSCOTTcE. First Innings ... 87 2nd lnnings... 2 for 14 The followingibatted well for ba- Cam bridge:-Travis, S5 and.35 ; O'rieara, 19; B~rber, 16 ; A-ldden, 17; Lascelles, 12; Cmnlon. 12 aid9. The prinl :ipal bowvlers for tJe-Cam bridge were:--Travis, 3.for 7; Blrbeir, 3 for 13; .M?idden, 4 for 34; Btrnes, 2 for 20. La Mascotte reluire ,Ior runs with 8 wickets to f£ll.
PARKHILL v FITZROY GASWORKS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 30 November 1894
PARKHILL V FITZROY GASWORKS. The above was brought to a conclusion on Saturday last, which, atter a good game, resulted in a win for the Hill by 34 runs. The Gasworks in their second innings ran up the tidy score of 134, of which Salton made 51 without giving a chance. The scores were as follows: First Inninogs .. .. 153 Second Iunings .. .. 145 Grand total .. .. 298 i: Gaswonss. First Innings .. .. 130 GAswonrs-2nd Innings. Holden, b Rutley .. McDougaU, b iutley .. ".;- 11;U : Schmidt, b Madders .. . 5 Salton, b Adams.. .. 51 O'Connell, c Ford, bPie .. 11 -d . Billings, b Adams .. .E 9 3UIldrick, lb w, b Rutley ... 14 Ellis, b AdamIs .. .. ... 4 Oliver, run out .. .. -.. 19 Smith, run olt .... .. 4 Hallebune, net out - . Sundries .. ... .. 5 Totsl . . . 13i Bowling.-J. Madders, 1 for30; Rutley 3 for 35 ; Pie, 1 for 15; Maloney, 0 for 18 ; Adams, 3 for o0. A match will bte commenced to-morrow on the Domocratic ground, which is situated at the back of Btrke and Wills' MemorialStone, ...
LOOKING AHEAD. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 30 November 1894
LOOKING AHEAD. Mother: "Laura, you ought to make that yonng man of yours go home earlier." Miss Laura: "But we are engaged, :numma, astdI don't see why-" MIother: :'You will gethim into habits of ntuying out late thatijyou will be sorry for somec day, after the honeymoon is over." What letter is that which is in visible, but tever out of sight ? The letter I. : Why is swearing aloud like an old coa-. 1,.` a bad habit. l Why is there no uch thing as a whole .y ?' Bccauseevery day breaks. A poet say s: "She was fair, but sorro, ,ft t,'aee there." What became of the rest ;L tl? harness he don'l state. :;: likC :a aaL, Ihould say," s:id Lh house A haI!r;darshr once uoasted to Dou"las •.:I:,ld ti"a he was.decscenadtromn Caidina?L ,,?--y. '" 3cu m~mst mea.n Lin-y ' odosepi.: 'm." wis the rel'. '¼;.
METROPOLITAN MATTING ASSOCIATION. BOHEMIANS v. METROPOLITAN GAS OFFICE. BOMEHIANS—1st Innings. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 30 November 1894
METROPOLITAN MATTING AS SOOIATtrOb. BOHEMIANS V. METROPOLITAN GAS OFFICE. BOMEHIANS-wst Innings.. ' Noonan, c Ponsford... ... 27 Goland, b Knell ... .. 7 McDougall, b Knell... ... I Reid, c Pownie ... ... : Letty, 1 b w, b Pownie - ..-47 O'Leary, c Pousford "... Ryan, b Higgins ... 7.. 17.::i, Ryan, thrown out ... ... 5 Jack, b Higgins ... .. Wallace, not out ... ... o Davidson, b Pownie.... Byes ... ...: 7 ..-3 ': Leg Byes . ..... 7, 3 Total 5..: Bowling.-Pownie, 3 for 17 ;:Higgins, 2 for 12. METROPOLITAN GAS OFFICE--Ist-a Innings. Jopson, b Reid : ;. : WVatsford, b Reid '-..' '.:35 Mitchell, c Reid, b O'Leary 2 Ellis, not out... .... '4 Knell, not out ..:- ... 4 Three wickets for o... 5;