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AN ANECDOTE OF HENRY CLAY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
ABN ANECDOTE OTiF ENLRY CLAY. Henry Clay, one of the most? popular American statesmen of his day, was travelling somewhere "out West," and put up for a night at a country tavern. "MMine host," in looking over the. register, discovered the name, "Henry Clay." There was but one " Clay." Could it be possible that he had this distin guished man under his roof? He was astonished, delighted. Next morning,, as soon as the great man appeared, the ad miring Boniface bustled forward, and mnaking his rude bow, said, " Mr. Clyv, I believe, sir "T' " That is my name," said the gentle man, in his affable tone. "Mr. Clay, the Congressman ."' "Yes, sir." " Well, sir I've heard of you, and I thought I'djust ask if you wouldn't give me and my old woman a speech before you go." -4-s---. Hair may be plaited and yet be golden. Man proposes; buat the girl disposes. Every man has his price; but he doesn't always get it. 'ne reason why the laws are so expensive, Cedric, is because they are made, mostly by ...
HOUSEHOLD MATTERS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
HOUSEI [OLD MATTERS. To PRamv~s TotaTo3s.--Cut up a number of tomatoes, and let them simmer gently in a stewpan orer slow fire until reduced to a pulp. From this squeese all the julce by pressigS it through a fine hair sieve; boil it until it thickens, and then pour it into small bottles. Stand these in a large fish kettle or boiler, filling it with cold water, and putting some hay between the bottles and against the sides of the boiler, to prevent them from touch ing it or each other. Set the boiler on the fire, and let all boil for a quarter of an hour after the water comes to the boil. Let the bottles cool in the water after tak ing the boiler cffthe fire. Then cork and seal them, and keep them in a dry place. Take care that none of the water gets into the bottles while boiling. Ltfo"Jnucc--To preservethis,squeeze a number of fine (emuons, .alking care that -sheyare oau quits friq :- fltriinthejmce through muslio, and pour it into bottles with just enough of the best olive oil to...
A FAMILY POISONED. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
A FAMILY POISONED. It is seldom that a man receives so se vere a blow as that which fell upon MIr. Jtames O'Connor, of Seapoint, near Dublin, who lost his wife and four children at one stroke. The shdcking occurrence was thus: re ported at the time: "The little seaside resort of Seapoint, a few miles from Dublin, was throughout the small hours of Tuesday morning in a state of painful excitemens, owing to a terrible occurrence there on Mondy night, invblv ing the deaths of the wife and four chil dren of Mr. James O'Connor, one of the literary staff of United Ireland, who has for a number of years past resided at Seapoint Avenue.. His family consisted of his wife Mary, and five children, all girls-pretty., intelligent childre, to whom the father was deeply attachel. Annie. aged thirteen years, regairded amongst Mr. O'Connor's acquaintances as a musical prodigy; Eily, whose eleventh birthday would have been celebrated to-morrow; Mioyra, nine; Kath leen, seven; and Norah, just five year...
AT A SEASIDE LODGING HOUSE. THE LANDLADY AND THE [?]TADY REPARTEASER. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
AT A SEASIDE LODGING HOUSE. THE LAINDLADY AND THE RTADIt REPARTEASER. "These rooms command the sea." Repartee: " How nice ! I am going over to Calais on Monday, and I wish you'd get your roems to order a calm sea !" "You could board with as if you de sired." Repartee : " Board with you ? I sus pect I should be if I stopped long." "The last gentleman expressed him self delighted with the apartments." Repartee: "Oh, the last gentleman did ! Well, I should say they are good enough for a cobbler I"P' "You don't seem to fancy the rooms i" Repartee : Fancy them I No ; I go in for the iceasures of imagination." "I suppose you're not the only lodger that's to be had ?i" Repartee : "It would be a sharp one indeedyou wouldn't have." " My husband shall put you out." Repartee: "Tit for tat. I have put you out already."
THE TEETH. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
THE TEETH. Neglect of the teeth is very likely to re sult in debility of the nervous system. If our teeth were not of the vs:r'y greatest im portance indeed in the animal economy Providence would not have placed them in our months. Yet some people think that mastication is a matter of but little mo ment. Theyhurry over it and suffer as cordingly, wondering, *pr rbaps, what has or thrice.a day the teeth ought to be brushed, especially after food; and the paste or powder used, while containing no thing likely to injure the enamel, should be one that disinfects as well as cleanses; even charcoal itself, unsightly though it may appear, is better than some of the quack, prettily-got-up nostrums we see ad vertised. Bradford Observer Budget.
Kings, Lords, and Commons. ENGLISH LESSONS FOR AUSTRALIAN LEARNERS. (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
??- Kings, Lords, and Commrons. ENGLIJSH LESSONS FOR AUS TRALIAN LEARNERS. [By 'Hzsronucus."j (Con?-i-?d.) The following is - copy of the Char -ir, modernsed only in the spelling. The wcreful student wil note, by s coam pirison of the acts of later kings, how these royal rulers keep faith and truth with their scbjects. [Unreliasble people indeed are kings.] -AGoa. CnA~RTER eAs made y King John in the 17th year of his nreign, assented to by Henry II in the 3:h year of his reign, and .confirmed by King Edward I. in the 28th.year of his reign, and then first idroltd in the Parliament Ro!l. SHe.nry, by.the Grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland, Duke of -oarmandy and Acquitane, and Earl of Ainjon. To all archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, earls, barons, sheriffs, provosts, of~icers, and to all billirffs, and other- our faithful subjects, which shisl see this -resent arter greeting. nat:'e; e =nothe honour of tcr., and to the advarncement of the holy chutch,- and the sa?vaneme...
THE LIME KILN CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
THE LIME:KILN CLUB. : " My tres," said Drotlier Gtrdnfir, as the mleeting opened in due formi, "'di,' yt8l'1891 has bllsted itself full upon us; ISOlO -is bihn' p'ushied away sckt aulong de ashes of de golne an' forgotten. Sichl of us as hes lived Irom de last y'ar am a y'ar older. Althlough some of us ar' old an' lame an' stiff, I kin still say dat one an' all of us begin the new y'ar wid enthusiam, energy, an' a good appetite fur meat an' 'tanters. We hev put de pasut behind us--we heyv not out to climb de golden hills of de future. " I ditbt not dat each an' ebery one of us hey made resolves which must make us bet ter men. I lhev bin rejoiced, among other things, io here dat Wanydown Bebee habus re solved to stop shootin' craps an' devote. nso' time to de buck saw: dat Samuel Shin has decided to put in at least fo' mo' hours each day cultivatin' de truth; dat Shindig Watkins will lay aside his desiah for a seben dollar ditmon' pin an' git some shoes fur his chill'en ;dat de Rev. ...
THE OPIUM CURSE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
THE OPIUM CURSE. In 1840 a dispute arose with -China about the trade in opium, a drug which the Chinese loveto smolke and chew, although hundreds die from its poisonous effeets. The Emperor, alarmed at the growth of the practice, forbade the importation of opium; but British merchants, who made great profits by the trade, still smuggled it into the country. The mandarins in authority seized and destroyed many cargoes of the forbidden drug. Captain Eliot (the Com missioner) and other British subjects were imprisoned. War was declared. British troops soon forced Canton to surrender; and in the north Sir Henry Pottinger, hav ing captured Amoy, marched to the very walls of Nankin. There a peace was con cluded, by which the island of Hong Kong was given up to Britain; and besides Can tono, the four ports of Amoy, Foo-Choo, Ning-po, and Shanghae were opened to foreign trade. -History of the BritishE?mpira. There was a quaint old canon in New castle some years ago who never minded whathe s...
REPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
REPORTS. Mr. Magnus reported two cases of enteric fever, and also the result of an analysis by Mr. Fred. Dunn, of samples of milk submitted to him. ' Received. Mr. Kearney reported that he had completed his valuation of the town, as follows : . ' Eastern Ward - £32,562 " Middle Ward - 7,34 Western Ward - . 38,668"' making a total of £108,894t. " Ieing a reduction of £16,749 on lass year's valuation. . :. . '
CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
CORRESPONDENCE. * From the secretary of Ma1v:erni'Si 7 forwarding report of the committec of' enquiry on the sewerage scheme. Received. . From IMr. P. B. McMaster, reporting on the state of the Town Hall olo0k, and recommending zepairs, estimated by him to cost ?i4. Received. : From Serjeant Hehir, reporting rei sult of efforts to enforce the by-laws respecting the obstruction of footpathS. by pedestrians. Receivedl -rem ~ecretary Metropolitman Gas Compan int lmatF ,cnceptanc& g ?Eis tthe town, R eeived.
They Say. [Items under this heading will be welcomed.] [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
They Say. Iitems under this heading will be welcomed. That the local A.N.A. Cricket Club are still uhbeaten. That Sholer's little joke about Madame Melba is likely to survihe. That a genuine " Native " -an abosiginal was batting in the Park on Saturday last. Tilhat Chla'lie Cox tides a "' bike " now. That W. A. Watt is likely to stay at home at. a gh' o'or so r timenP. That the Bohemians neet the Parkhill on their own ground. "When Greek meets Greek. That the rarkl ill's batting average will fall on the ..thl January. That the Bslhenlians ewe Dave Deid a new hat -s wickets for 29 runs in one innings. That there is tome goodscoring in the Park hill v. Dsmocratic match. That tle 'Hill lead by 27 on the first innings, and (secod ilniegs) have one down for 61 That Anderson and Farrell showed grand form for the iuns. That the Bohemians and Balmain Juniors were thrre picking out the weak spots. That the Cambridge better turn up and have astr?e lzacttce at fieldiny, or they will been -tit ...
ORDERS OF THE DAY. FINANCE COMMITTEE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
ORDERS OF THE DAY.'~ ; FINAsCE COMMAIITTEE.: - ;?:t Cr. Steel moved 1-- hat £464 16s. 9d. be passed for payment on account of Town Fiod. 2-That £548 16s. 3d. be passedl:for payment on loan account No. S, 1891. Carried. PUBLIC WORKS COMUITPlF . Cr. Petrie moved 1. That a contract be entered into with the Metropolitan Gas Company, to light the streat lamps of the town for one year from the 1st day of J~an nary uext, at £3 5s. per lamp, upon, the following terms and conditions: Lamps to be lit half-an-hour alter sun set and extinguished at 12 30a.m., and to be left unlit five nights before full moon. the- night of full moon, and the night after. Council to have the option of extending said contract for 2 or 3 years, :it same rate. Also, should it be considered necessary on the grounds of economy, or not being required, i~mps, not exceeding.G46 in.n mnhAe~t.. 'o left unlit.. The town clerk was instructed to see the secretary of the Company, and arrange a contract on the lines of the for...
North Melbourne Police Court. MONDAY, DECEMBER 17. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
-,orth Melbourne I-'ohce Court. --0-- Behre Dr. Lloyd (chairmnazi), Messrs. Barwise, Bindon, Fogarty, Fuller, MoBride, and Wylie, J's.P. VAGIOIACY, Edward Flannagan was arraigned on this charge, and after a large amount of evidence had been given both for and against him, he was told that he would be sentenced to the short im prisonment of one month with hard !abour, and if he appeared again, he wouldl receive 12 months with hard labour. UNLOCKED BAR BOOR. The licensee of the "Golden Fleece"(l) Hotel, Agnes Dunn, was fioed £5 for having her bar door unlocked after hours, JEFFSO\ Y. JErFSO\. Mrs. Jeffson was afraid of her hus band, and asked to have him bound over to keep the peaLce. Mr. -Daly ex plained that the lhusband had gone away to the country, and the order would not be needed. The wife per sisted, and thl:e order was made. RAILW.AY PROSECUTIONi. - Gunn, of. Bavselocklstreet, Bal larat, was charged with travelling on an expired tlcket. ?The ticket was a gold pass for all line...
News and Notes. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
News and Notes. OURSELVES.-- Nezt week being Christmas week, there will be no issue of the GdzLEi0 on Friday nezt. MfAGNA cHARTA.-We would draw attention to a literary cu:dicsity under the heading - Kangs, Lordi and Commons," consisting of the famous Charter of John, now only to be found in very old boois. Vzar SA.--)ne of the saddest things we ever saw occurred in Courtney-street, last aldtny. A, party cosietiung of three ladies and a genleman had driven to town in a buggy, ard being -fresh from the country, and correspondingly simple, had etopped in the middle of the street to have their portraits taken. The attitudes and grouping were perfect, but the cruel part of it was-they had a?sAKi.En A sunVtrE OR's IDSTRUMYL? IOR A PHOTORnPHEP'Sn cahnka. [Fact. L.----An interesting gathering ci betion with the Umion. "Memorial was hld on Tuesday lastin the Soolroom. The Rev. A.. J. Wade pre -d, and a good selection of sobgs were Jndered by isesea Fraser, Finlay, Mf. Thomson, Gulline, Bunti...
ESSENCE OF ROSES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
ESSENCE OF ROSES. Essence of roses constitutes the base most' artcl~es of perfumery. The preparation of the essence is carried on in various parts of Europe, but the indus:ry e~ists on a' large scale only in Turkey. Nearly all the essenceof roses used in the world comes from the district of lasanlyk, composed of 150 villages. The '-hole of this immense territory is plant_ ed with rose trees about six or seven feet high, covered with red or white roees exhaling exquisite perfume. The roses, which commence to flower towards the end of May, are gathered every morning in large quantities and piled in heaps by women whose hands hardened by practice, are not sensitive to the thorns. In the cou-se of their daily operations the fingers of the rose-gatherers becornme covered with a blackish resin which has the odour of terebinth. This resin, which is seraped off at tho end of the day is roll ed into small balls, which, when placed in cigars impar-a delicious scent to the tobacco. Essence of ...
ORDINARY MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
ORDIMNARY MEIETI~G?' The usual fortnightly meeting was held on .Mlcnday evening last, at eight o'clock. ,. Preseit Crs. Carte?r(mayor), Barwi5e Birtwiatle, Costello,-Fogarty, Fuller,. Gardiner, Petrie, Pilkington and Steel. The mii.utes of previous meeting were read and.confirmed, and-lettersI sent by the autllbrity of the Council were also readd.. .- "
WHERE "WOMEN'S RIGHTS" ARE NEEDED. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
WHE~iREE"WOMEN' RIIGHTrS" AnE N~1- EEDED. Among the Arabs it is the woman?? ho Works; it is she who makes ?lii dyes the blak and grey bags or kl/es which i.e tuised to carry the proviisions, "as well as the carlpets antld-many other thoigs. Rising 'oefore daybreak, the womtn begi?i their work by griuding the barley for the day; they afterwards bake the flour cakes, feed the children, look to the hIorses. see theat the sheep and goat. are sent to graze, and finally set off, With a black leather bottle or a grey amphora upon their shoulders and an axe in hand, to get the water and wood which will be required during the day. Not until all this is done can they attend to their own toilettes-for these beasts of burdea are womei after all, we must remember. Where is the hustband all this timei lie sleeps on a comfortable couch of dried leaves sntil late in the morning. Getting up when everything is r~eady7 hie hh-?his .breakfast, says his morning pravers, 'rorms an the neighboiring stream...
North Melbourne Council. MONDAY, DEC. 10. EXTRAORDINARY MEETING. YEARLY REPORT & BALANCE SHEET. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
North Melbourne Council. Mo-DAY, DEC. 10. EXTRAORDINATRY MEETING. YEARLY REPORT & BALANCE SEKEET. An extraordinary meeting of the council was held in accordance with the local Covernment Act, on Monday last at 12 o'clock noon, to receive the yearly report. and balance sheet for thl, year ending September 30th, 1894. Present: - Crs. Barwise, Carter (mayor), Fogarty, Pilkington and SteeL The Town Clerk presentel thle bal ance sheet, which had been printed and circulated among tihe councillors, to the meeting. This was passed and dealt with. The auditor's report was read by Mr. H. Randall, assistant town clerk. The auditcrs, Messrs. Thos. Tilley and F. H. Wilson thanked the officer- of the council for ~he way they had assisted them in the'r work. -As regards tho manner of keeping the --books atdre' cords of the council, the auditors found fault with the system by which two receipts were somenLmes shown for one amount paid to the council. They also questioned the action of the c...
A SUITABLE BIRTHDAY PRESENT. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
' SSUIIABLE BIRTHDAY ' " '• PRESENT. S- Dick and Maggie had been married twvelve imohths. Dick's birthiay coin cided with the anniversary of this auspi ciouis occasion, and on the evening be. - fore, Maggie stood thinking of a present for Dick. SHere the click of the gate latch inter rupted her thoughts, and she flew to open the door. During the progress of their evening meal, Maggie was so unusually quiet that Dick finally noticed it and asked: * "What's up little woman? Anything gone wrong to-day '" "No. Why?" " You seem so quiet." *" Oh, I've been thinking." ' - "That's nothing new. \VWhatabout?" " I can't think of anything to give you. You have eveiything." - "That's so. Don't give me anything. You have given me yourself. That will do for one while." " What rubbish !" she said, with a pleased blush. "Anyway, I want to give you somnething." "Well, get something we willboth en joy-something we need about the ,outse. That will do first-rate." The next day, as soon as Maggie had fin...
A GREAT SURPRISE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 December 1894
A GREAT STaulPmaseE.---?Madam,' said a t-sty fellow at the theatre, "will you be khidt elnough to take your hbt off so thL.t t can: see the stage ?" " With pleasure," she said, smiling radiantly, buot it was too late; the sur prise wtas too great for him, and he h.d fainted away. The first daily morning newspaper was the "Daily r'ouraut," published in Tbn don.