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VALUER IN REPLY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE INDEPENDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 21 April 1883
VALUER IN REPLY. &nbsp; TO THtE EDITOR OF THE INDEPENDENT.. Sir, =At the last meeting of the 'Footscray Borough Council, Councillor -Morris tabled a motion in the following words:-' That the action of the. valuer; Williaim Cruikshank, in (line missed) (see paper) firmed by the Cdouncil before being.heard by the Appeal Court, is. highly irregular and &nbsp; unjust to the ratepayers as being contrary to law, and that the amount of such reductions be a charge against any moneys due by the Council. Seeing that publicity is given to such a serious charge, I have to ask permission to comment on that gentlemans action in your columns especially as the insinuation contained in the motion is calculated to injure my repu tation as a valuer, and militate against me in the position I hold in other municipalitics. Before proceeding further, I take strong excep tion to the unmanly mode of attack, without in the first instance seeking an explanation that would readily have satisfie...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 21 April 1883
; STATJssi'r,? ie b. ir.- l - ýn:??- nd: . . daths wcrc re sicrcd into 5i0 i tgh foibF dir weck SQUOIT.;. -A qeoit~iatci for Lo a aide, i announced to takeiilacbat the Railway Hotel, Yairaiille on' atriday t:r ' SarCtAi r iondents are in. " .orn cilti tlug 0 tr intoruci i fr insertion in iituriay.s uc ? si °h? scat|i-t no, later than ;- Z om 6=. . : :--., -V.U.vui E - SIT?sF.- Me.ssrs Crews'- and A\rkle notify.clswhese, an auction -sde of rahiahbc siter~ in Nichol.on street, opposite the Incd."n .klt olffic, on Wednesday neti. iESTIOrb .-Si' \i W. J Clarlke has sent hole au Ilatypus; skin rug. to the Prince of WValc; the question arises, harve Wale ino skin'; of their own ? Being in the plural, should not the rug lie tcrmed'one of plat:pussies skin ? TEPt.RoRlsal.-Eight jurors in the.trials in Dublin, did not appear-a-fraid of their, lii~s apprently- and were fined £looe.clh.' Bct cr to suspend jury trials under those circumstan as: till Ireland is pacified. A -NEW HALL.-It is said ...
CHURCH OF CHRIST. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 21 April 1883
S CHURCH OF CHRIST. 'On Lord'a day evening last Mr Gilmour, of Broadmeadows, preached to a very fair audience, from Gal., 6. 14. But God forbid that glory save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. The speaker was listened to with marked attention, while he dealt in detail with the many cases existing at present to prevent man from glorying in the cross of Christ. Pride of birth, love of money, human affections, . love of fame, in short love of the world and the things contained in it, must be in subjection to the love of Christ, and give it at all times the precedence, before man will glory in the Cross as Paul did, or carry the Cross. which such glorying will of necessity bring to the lot of every Christian. At the close of the dis. course there was a baptismal service, when Mr Brown, evangelist, gave an address on the words, " What meaneth this," Acts, 2. 13 When those words were addressed to the apostles on the...
FOOTSCRAY V. YARRAVILLE. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 April 1883
The fourth contest thisc-ason bctneen thesc. clubs came of on nSatirday last, at' Yrravrlle. Althohigh Footscray were successful in kinning two and having one :match drawn in their favor, still the .usual amount of in:creit which is taken in these contests was hot wtin'ng on Saturday mit. 'Varraville's in'ings closed for 41, Kelly playing sterling cricket for 16 as did Comben for r t. McPihail with the ball 'w simply unplanyhlc for he bowled 28 bills for runs and 5 wickets, including the liat trick, Spence bowled also :;ry well as ic.e averages will shlow ibelow:. Foots-ry s:-aried veryr ihally having 2 wickets down for o, but the cier reliable Spence with the assistance of Dean pi:t 27' on to the score before a separatioi tlook plice. When timne was called Footscray had just made the required i run with three iickets to spare.! It tiist be meiitinned that Yarranille liatted on a dry wicket, whereas Footsemy did likewise on a rainy one:: - . Footscray on winning the tOs elected to t...
TESTS FOR LUBRICATING OILS [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 April 1883
TESTS IOR LUBRICATING OILS It is stafcd that . good. test' for. lubricating oils if to 'plice single drops ofthedifferent kinds, to be coinpared in line across the end of a piece of plate glass about, twenty four inches ton, one end being six or eight inches highir. than tlIe ther to fiTian iiicn.rietl, plnne; Th: drops of oil run do?h-withis siiooth:iplan n. a race with each other .The qiiality? of the oils for lubricatini, purl?osesis shoin h tbhe dis-" tances travelled and the trace left by. the drops Thus: on the first daiy sperm: oil will be fond sin'therear, Ibut ailso dries quicklys whhc gwhaI .i needed is: . good: biqsgc iibir?l.: vith a,-. limiid flow.:: Mny oils hTn o gopdlI oily hut hale a" teittency to in- sand this I;illbe dis tirctly shosin ont the"glaus:s. It .is scarcely niecessary: to rei:.iu i th the test: slip should ie covered froni rtisi whie theexperinent is being'iia?ide. m ;The oc method will show thie physia.ilquaities ordifferenit descriptions of otl bhit i...
THE LOOKOUT. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 April 1883
THE LOOKOUT. I can scarcely rccognise the. fact ,which has been made a)pparent by the papers, that a number of men ai an English-speaking conimunity, ini :the nineteenth century, could have banded themselves together to plan. and execute a series of: dialiolical°' muirdrs':idnl outrages upon. society arid ilhei :I read -the :-revelations in the? Phiellii -Park cases, my miild goes baclk to the horrible :'itrocities of the Birke' and Hare gang, .who deliberately sinothlered men, women and children for the price they could obtain for: their bodies for dissection. "' The -Kelly) gang had .at least some -reason to.. show for their cowardly wholesale attempted niiurder of innocent persons .by the.: upsetting of the train, in the :fict that they anticipated, tlie -:police-their natural enemies--forned .part. "of. the living freight:.;: T.he, Tasmanian i, murderers -Ogden,and Sullivan-hoiwever, seem to have :reached :the :lowest grade iof their class. W. -hen I- read .of, their cold-bloode...
Drolleries. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 April 1883
l The bchelor'srerina ls! Theni ens pto h?--ikd t'ime hin lime '. i. - ;; :\: la vljutst.passedlin pDentit paro iiodm ssthat ill druinkCinperso it sliallRbe ta?e hfomeidn riages', atthe ese of thlie landlord who -old'ithem the lastglass I.ow that lis "il sa a---b- rathetludamipirg. replypn -is..gicn by-ia .yoimgng.-id recently- tg- fash oiiaile ,bal-lgoing= itress, -as; ou -awoul loolt more -its-aIid" in ~ ~xi. .;rýý s'#f " .+';ftir
JIM WHITE'S STOMACH. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 April 1883
JIM WHITE'S STOMACH. "Is your name White?" asked his honor of the second prisoner out. " Yes; it's Jim White, but it won't be very long." "Going to have it changed?" "No, sir, I'm going to commit suicide." " Suicide, eh ? Not when water melons and huckleberres are just coming into market." I, don't keer for.melons nor nothin' else,'" `as the' oivfill answer:;: `'" = - ( Wht is your larticular sorrow ':; . : "' Snak'. in my sfomach -right about. here. I drank-him in ten years ago, and nobody knows liow I have suffered. I" have used up over 2000ooodollars trying to get rid of him, but hed still sticksl The doctors tell me that gin might kill hin' off, and I had drank 'a little gin last night when I was pulled in here. I wish somebody would kill me. " Let me feel your pulse." " The prisoner extended'a black paw and a blacker wrist;, after holding it a moment the court observed- - -· Your puise is as regular as clock-work'; run ot: your tongue.'' - -. : : Out came ten inches of pickled ...
The Independent "ONWARD AND UPWARD." FOOTSCRAY, SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 1883. The Poll. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 April 1883
" ONWARD AND UPWARD." F1oorscA, SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 1883. The Poll. WE :.on;der how miany of those wvho recorded their votes on Saturday last for ,.and aghinst: the ' suppression of noxious trades remembered,: or were nawre of the fact, that tliey were avail ing themselves of the greatest principle in self-government. The last grand court of appeal froni which there is none other; namely the plebiscite or will of the people. How inany, indeed, amongst those who submitted to" the decision, allowed themselves in by-gone times to be carried away by political feelings and fought bitterly against the bare I'iproposal of such a Utopian procedure when Mr Berry proposed to make the 'plebiscite , the : ultimatum between rival parties. Yet when there was a vexed question to settle and each side felt' sure of winning; Conservative and: Liberal at once agreed to the proposal; thus 'showing that the best and fairest means of settling: matters when the peop!e's representatives have failed time af...
UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCH, YARRAVILLE. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 April 1883
UNITED MIET1ODISTFREE CIHUCRi, YA RRAVILLE. The anniversar" of the Sabbath School was* celebratced on Stnilay by three special services. The iiunpropitious weather militoted somewhat against the atteudance.: The Rev. A: Isa-ec conducted thle morning 's-rvice, aid selected 3rd Timothy, 14th and r5th verses. Th sulb. jct-of .the. discouroe was- the' importanice of home influence, especially that of the mother; the fathei's frequent absence" from lhome; in pursnit of his daily adocations did not afford him the same facilities for ioiulding thIe child's character as iass possessed by the mother. This influence was most mniarkedly nianifest in Timothy; undcr: the faithful training and teaching of his grandmother and mother, he was fitted to occupy the exiated position to which he v:is called. The responsibility of parents was immense1 ; the future of their off spring was in their keepingi As the ritind ex panded it required that food which is calcuLated to meet the higher cravings of its...
WHEN DOCTORS DISAGREE. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 April 1883
WHEN DOCTORS DISAGREE. -4~--- In no part of the numerous treatises on hygiene is agreement among doctors more beautifully illustrated than in the regulations for keeping cool. These regulations, like certain studies in the colleges, are optional, but not at all antithetical. For instance, as to liquids: DR nROW\'S ADVICE. DR S.MITI' ADI)VICE. Avoidcolddrinks; they Stick to cold drinks, suppress perspiration. theykeeptheskinmoist. Iced tea is dangerous. Iced tea is especially wholesome. Milk is a delightful Milk is heating. summer drink. Beer is bad in summer. Beer is a natural summer laxative. The light wines are The light wines are cooling. heating. The doctors, remembering that man is a carnivorous production, and cannot live (as woodchucks do) on suction, are equally agreed as to foods. Thus: DR BROW?'S ADVICE. DR SMITI S ADVICE. Avoid meats. '. Eat all a the meat you can. Vegetables are danger- Eat all the veget ous. ables you can. Pastry is good sumnier Avoiid pastry as you foo...
Bible in State Schools. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 April 1883
- Biblei Siate Schools. " FULLY convinced ?f the necessity of maintaining the 'seculair irinciples` of our Education Act, biut extremely doubtful of the genuineness of the zeal 'displayed by its opponents, we yet recognise the desirability of keeping clearly before our minds the reasons for our" faith in th'e present scheme. Amongst the arguimnerits in favor of the exclusion of all religious teaching whatever from State Schools are many that have not been sufficiently adverted to, but which materially strengthens our cause. A'short review of the methods of conveying religious instruction in the Denominational Schools during'the years immediately preceding the in ception of the Act would help to convince many of the utter folly of ever attempting such a course iii our State schools. In most of the D)enomina tional Schools the religious instruction -if we may so call it- consisted of the deliverance of a prayer by the head teacher' on the opening of the school in the morning, and a si...
CHURCH NEWS. EPISCOPALIAN CHURCH, WYNDHAM [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 April 1883
CHURCH INE'WS EPISCOPALIAN CHURCIIWYND IIAM T::he ntinaitl ten a tmeeting of the above churchi wass held ,on -thie loth inait. There 'as an exceedingly'lage -attend'ancc utpwards of 3o0 people Lecng present.' -Mr W. Bi.Siimpson of IMelbbirne occupied Lhc chair at the concert, and addresses were delivered 1by the Rev. II. F. Scott of I6otsr-, 'aa-id thec lev. A; Cafin of iLra.. The talent- engaged :at tlhe concert was purely local, most of whom rhad previous!y taken part in such gatherings, and also a few d:biA.it!,'s wio were cordially received. - The teareeting asnd concert were well conrducted by the committee, and a pleasant evening was spent. - - .. : .
The Poll on Noxious Trades. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 April 1883
The Poll on Noxious 2'ds-a IN despite of the inclement iweather. on Satur day list, consideiable interest *as manifested by the'ratepa.ers in the settlement of the que~ tions submitted'to their determination by the plebescie on tlie noxious trades embro-fio. Even the attractions of. ihe Eight Hours' demonstration, or the depressing influence of the rain, did not prevent the advocates of the different sides from active canvas to make their views successul. During the day at intervals the plroceedings were enlivened by some eqthu slastic partisans, and towards the close of the poll, and in the inter-val before the declaration was 'made, it seemed probable that fistical force would be brought to bear where argument failed to convince. A few persons professed' themselves . dissatisfied with the manner in which the questions were placed'before' the burgesses, hlleingi that the propositions should have been, first, "'That criminal proceedings against noxious, trades be taken forthwith," a...
Pith and Point. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 April 1883
Pith and Poinit. ny ithe man iho ais a heerfiul and virtuous yci;itrdariy ca.. look to?;ard a confident: to-I If.you would ie '-perfectly sure that your c,vilt detidstsill\l ,t be foundit i thebust i a is not to Thi.:; iealihi ofiloWir? is-sometin?ui iast(ed olt the :icant iri luti not more frequenilty tiiljti the ieallthqI f,m?n is: wastedt or the csr-,nt heir . `, . ? l riml cue forgratltuiidle'ifiture ihasgien yo a 'ictirt'of ak, ut if sha hatr been over gener usu ,angiven yo a oodein heat :lso ou tiave flite ino e ttsnitfot ."rti;ca deal;? Hosdo inycustoeiililil:emymitk?.The: `youthi the'fcarfiJt ? prcodosy-uth tlonke into, the iailktmnns fauc.c'itttti a jcrplexed extaresion, cery dis?#tr?ius in ttieir efects hottitot fe uni: 53O iOtulc-tarec iideret sli'oietess. !'"t"., .
QUOITS. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 April 1883
QUOIrTS.-A qgoit imatch for £I10 a side, is announced to take place at Iickety's tRai'w-ay I totel, Yarraville, this afternoon, at half-pait two o'clock. SrT.TISTICS.-Six births an:a one d!eath were registered in the borough for, the week ending April 14th. In IMaidtone durint: the same week there was one birth antdl n decatts. MoiNEY AVAIt tnLE.-It transpired dlir:nl the last sitting of the Borough. Council that thie" amount of money available for expen:liture in each wsrd was £?57. Not a great deal 0o road-making can be done on that sum. • REuctin,' FiRes.-Mcr Gillit; intend; making a reduecd scale of Railway Fares, involving a loss of revenue estinmated at £40o,000 per annum, if the reductions do not cause such ati increase of traffic as to' make it more than payable. SMORE HURRY Wa.T': . It apFear's that while the committee are dia:ttrsing what they will do with the Crenwic; Rle!cf Fun :, the unfortunates for swhose linefit the oney ?'-i'; collected are actuilly in ab-,o!ute ite...
"THE WONDERFUL LOVE." TO THE EDITOR OF THE INDEPENDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 April 1883
"TIlE WONDERFUL LOVE." TO TIiE EDITOIR OF TIlE INDEPENDENT. Srin,-?As I hai recened no te from Mr Sopcr signifying eilthicrwill or ability to explaini thel coqtradictionsle-has- publishctr under ihe above heading, according to promise I proceedl to expl.ain in his stead, not only for his benefit, bui for thatt of all whom it may concqran First on the list is his quotation 'The'bilood ofJest? cleahnsth Is- fromn all sin."" I have already a~rmied that presented as it is in this quotation it is impossible for it to be true, u!less God condemns t!iose who have been deared from dllsim in the blood of Jesus, and in doing so I only aim at reducing the nunmber of the causes existing and being continually presented front the platform and the pulpit which are perpetu ating many of the modern objection; to' the Bible among men who may be as honestly seeking for truth as those who "profess to believe in it. Not very long since I travelled several tniles in company with an individual who seemed ...