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TWO TYPICAL CASES OF HYSTERIA. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 June 1894
i- v^T:o.t4b; v L' CA SES: 0bi" keA ~iort tlme-. af intheo, ih-ut-atcnt. d ridtmidit t of a-. large hospital, two. q'uietly-dressed ladies . stood anxiously --'iaaiting their turn to einc., the doctors. -ib-orio with a poor womihn wrapped .in '"lankets, w hom they had broughlt i" n,an lhvialid chair an'd ai;bulance, waith tihe" g'reatest difcficulty. Tronm home \ When the. .i,octor saw- tim, he asceritained that (he p',oor creature had suffered for )ears fromI ,a discased spine, and for the last to-b 'years. had been entirely suppdrted and mi-ursed by the two'ladies, who, not' being niich tlchimsel-s, had at'l.ist ifoifindthe t?burdcn more..than they could bear,.ard :ikad, astilf .last.resource, brought her to 1'tfe hospital, in.thehope it.would provide. a- lbed for her for the remainder of. iy.E: -lif-. The patient was. a.,respectble-' Sookn'eSpon abDUot., rl'ift.;', - sit ,a placidl ela.ap-earance, ? ? but em ttng. .rqei most agoitsin' cries whenever an ,,atteript iias Tarhdacto t...
PRE[?]ENCES AND TREASURES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 June 1894
-PREP _i 'CES'AND TREASURES.' :';dihtherdiink cold seaterfrdm the brook, -. irfThan,oqaffaI.ezxitenment from tigoldencha H'd ratherelcc on rtnaw i!i sbohecd'si bhn,. iTIhai tiie awpLe and restlesa in a palace. . , ii'd rathei eanm dry bread ix lutty health, -.:: .And eat it with a sense ofl ~lolesome plea han fee, withbut the zest of appetite -..;. .OSt gorgeous plate and nnaailing treasure. I'd rather hve nme true nnfailing riend; ; Than fifty parasites to crase my bounty ;,' i Ahd. one por lass who lovcd me for mysaelf, Than one without a heart nho gwned a - 'county. " - . , , . . , -ptor?les kind if our cesirae areb pre, , :, * . £Ad Etrews rieb bl.essiags vPrSirh~re around" ;l?le fortnne, ii .re.epaxt in her. pnrsuot, .1i o6o often grantsi ler tavours to confonnd ns' 'LFresh air and sunnslrinc,dflwrs;and health,:: Thc.ee are endow~snmcs si e *;learnt taiaPze; .o - - g ,- . - -; - ., -- . -' , -"^ .; , -.''
HOW THEY SAY GOOD NIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 June 1894
E9W THE' .SAY -GOD NIGHT. They have had a long evening toget her -three whole hours-but it doesn'tst-em more than five minutes to them. Still the inexorable clock-is announcing- the hl-r of eleven in the most forcibleand uncom promising manner. . He knows that he ought to go, because he must be tip early in the morning. She fully realises that his immediate"departure is necessary, for has not her father threatened to come down and "give that-young Simpkins a piece of his mind if-he don't leave by eleven o'clock in the future?' They both understand that the fatal hour has come, yet how they hate to depart ! . "Well, I suppose I must be going," he says with-a long, regretful-sigh. " Yes, I suppose you must," she rejoins: Then they gaze into.-each others. eyes.; then she pillows her head upon his bosom; then their eyes meet, and he mentally swears that if he can get his salary raised he will make her Mrs G. \V. Simpkins without further agonising de lay. - - " ae asks-herif, stie-till -...
YANKEE YARNS. CORONERS' JURIES' VERDICTS [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 June 1894
YAlNKEE YARNS. CORONERS' JURIES' VERDICTS :A reporter went. througli :the inquests returned during the year, and found sgine " very unique examples of "English as Xhe is wrote." There were a great many inquests held upon persons who.died from spasms, malarial fever, congestionnof the brain, chills, old age, and natural causes. The following are the causes assigned for the death of some of the parties :- - "She come to her death by:;trangula tion in testimony we have sit our hands and seal the day above wroten." "By takingwith his own hands andrver dose of morphine." "From causes unknown to the juryand having no medical attendance." S," Came to his death from national causes." "'An inquisition holden on the heon-. ando road, near nonconner 'creek' upon the body of John Brown there lying aeaa by the jurors whose. names are hereto subscribed, who upon their.oath do say that he came to his death in the following manner, by falling of the log accidental while trying to cross the slue and...
Fiction. Seed-Time and Harvest. [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED] CHAPTER VIII. MATCHMAKING. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 June 1894
4f3CHi~2; wi oqt isii~ ~oeP~im a9~4 r 4n) 9ib iin --. ý' . is ert.. %- u See ir ·";,"a·,e·tr! -- - 2=i';r' 3~ii io srrIsea Sori~ss . a-r Gd-- eat yr t Irez L. ui antr,; ri-reokz;r esnsua ran dn~tii~ ol SitI MATCHliAkrsG -. The r~h~h rfa'niiT" o r,:O1 ri-p-3i bonmVreet mgpt ft ad n e Aedhie writh a ei-jy aserv flrbtyi ?,;lP r imprei ae ~eiy:cit nl first impl@siii pe ýici1e3 4`talt' Ones, thi t' iwe1e i-difli'to ~v f 1+rhnax. is;;l ~ tc~q~~s for he sake,ý=' ?ylj yn3 2hfs had ghwn.±iiegi~ h-g e ii l c:" on their ari-'-akr.;zjnrlrrb so24btt' 'L7 i The~riisdanddi~dediiosh- cY-sce$ijaear disapp #jhas~ eqj $ : ,'pert noticing but summer inii assunaigsmtd of oursjt-zH , - Mr. Cuitsr!i.~ ci a month's boli i^ , 1'c. "ýciir. r ng, pv't, hisnefi`)r~bties; :eieýý aacý been. timbe btf~a0j i4 ~n ;-~i abiA mreo: arrangement nfihe iniie±.r,, "Ii-;Fl h 4ar small iocdm ,ýeilliil ýf? "ý end-: which, if the eorj.; c i r tb nI wrorsts ~~~~' ~ ?~:5'·CT door.' ,H°ýoereS_`C'; u. .1s 'r70_a-cl month - was ot...
AVOIDING THE UPPER CUTS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 June 1894
AVOIDING THE UP'PER 'UT S.. The Rev Dr"Wace anid Professor Huit ley have been engaging in a religious controversy ih hwhich they have shown, great skill in avoiding each other's blows: As thus;-for instance:- " Huxley : Pretty bad business abot\t those Gardarene pigs, eh, doctor? . Wace: Never mind those pigs, profes sor. Just look at the Sermon on;'the Mount. Huxley : Humph ! I can prove that: it. wais the sermon on the plain ; but, conme riow, just see whdt science has done. Wace: Oh, :\eil, )ou are .only; an infidel, and youi know it; so what's the ute of talking about it. Huxley: I don't care if I am; so there. Then somebody takes the whole thing to a printer, so that we can all witness the fight. And the Christians shout "Hooray forWace," and theinfidels exclaim Bully for Huxley," and that is all. Ono who knows RIs: .tThe man who is excessively urbane to his wife before strangers is also her band t liind..'tdii? backs!" - Being askiied what made. im so dirty, an.: unvashed stre...
A "T" TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 June 1894
A "T" TRAGEDY. The thunder threatened, the tempest tossed the trees.. throwing their trembling trunklets topsy-turvey. Tripping towards the town, Theresa thought " To-night Theodore treads the tiresome thoroughfares, thinking things that-" Thud ! The terrified truant turnel to trace the threatening ttrnloil. There towa-ds the tollgsate tramped Theo. dore trying to throttle two thieves. "Take to the timber, Ti'erea !'" thundered Theodore. "Tell that to timid things," thought Theresa, treadin:g tiger-like towards the trio. Then, telling Theodore to throw the taller thief, Theresa taking t'other's togs, tied through the thickness the thief's throat. Thus terminated the terrible trorbles that threatened the twain. They murned trium' pantly to-town to tell the tale. To-morrow ties them together! A man asked for admission to a chow for half-price, as he had but one eye. But the manager told hinm it would take him twice as long to see the show as it would anybody else and charged him doubl...
NOT IN HER LINE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 June 1894
NOT IN HER Ll E. A marked trait of the peasantry of West moreland, among whom the poet Wordsworth lived, is a native love of truth, which neither anticipate.: the answer a questioner would like, nor e':presses sympathy with a sentiment they do not feel. An old woman who had been in Words worth's service was keeping a lodging house at Grasmere. One evening a lady, on re turning from a walk, said to her, .' Oh, Mrs. D- , have you seen the wonderful sun set?" "No, Miss I-- ," answered the o:d lady, drawing herself to her fuil height; "I'm a tidy cook, I know, and they say a decentish body for a landlady, and sic like, but I doan't knaw nothing about sunsets or them sort of things; they ve never been in my line.
THE SUMMER GIRL. I. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 June 1894
`. THTE SUMMER ` GIRL Beware ! there is danger in her glance As she trips through the mczae-ol the dance. - She's the summer girl in her dress of lawn. Fair as the goddess that rules the dawn. Ii.. The lily and rose on a single.stem, Of maidens fair, she is the gem. I. She sighs, she smiles, she pouts-take care Young man, of the summer-girl beware 2
HINTS FOR HOUSEKEEPERS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 June 1894
HINTS FOR HOUSEKEEPERS: If the fat in the frying kettle is hot before you are ready for it,.put in a dry crust of bread. It will not burn as- long as it has something to do, only.when it is left idle. It is convenient to have an iron holder attached by a long string to the band of the apron when cooking; it saves burned fing;rs o- scorched aprons, and is always at hand. A spatula or palette knife is the best thing for scraping batter, porridge, .etc., from the sides of bowls or pots: it is not expensive, and soon saves its cost i v Prcventing waste. Keep i clasp knife or a knife with a handle diierent fremn those in common use, for the &lt;olI purpose of peeling onions, and to avoid thei flavour and odour of them where it is neithe.r expected nor desired. Foot pads-Cork soles. Smarriedl man remarks that the principal Iiffrcncen between a man's hat and a woman's bonnet is about 12s. • 'She had a lnnoman nose." " Well, I'm ,oe I doa t know where she gets it. Her faiher was a J...
NAPOLEON'S FIRST LOVE AFFAIR. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 June 1894
NAPOLEON'S FIRST LOVE AFFAIR. It is an old and well-worn story that of the young man who told his friend that he "might have had that girl," and when asked to explain, replied: " Well, I proposed to her once, and she said she'd rather be excused, and I, like a fool, excused her." And Napoleon's first love affair was very much the same. ' When Paul Francois Jean Nicholas Barras, the celebrated French revolutionist, first took. thepoor young officer, Napoleon Bonaparte, under his wing, he had a great liking and an intense admiration for him, and felt sure that he would one day be a great man. In order to succeed, however, Barras be lieved that he should have money; and re solved to find for him ai rich wife. SFor'some reason he pitched upon a woman for this position who, though very hand some, was no longer young. She was an actress. known as -Mdlle. Montansier, though she had been married, and was a widow. If is said of her that she knew ali the arts of the toilet to perfection, and ...
HE FELT DISCOURAGED. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
liE FELT DISCOURAGED. lie had a wearied, sad-eyed expression, as if booked for a funeral and was awaiting the hearse and mourners. A sympathetic friend aought to sound the secret of his woes. The wearied man responded:- " I feel discouraged." " Tut! You musn't give way to grief in that despairing way. You know what the poet sang-- Hope springs eternal in the human breast.' " "Ah, yes; but it ain't for me. When a man's seen what I've seen hope ain't for him." "Bless my soul, what can have hap pened ?" "I'11 tell you. Mayhap it will give relief. You know how steady I've been sitting up to Miss Kate Hopsnood'?" " Everybody knows how you sat up to her like asick kitten to a warmn fire." "She encouraged me. and I felt I was solidtill first one and then another got to whispering that she was sitting Tom Mfill out'n and out, I wouldu't believe a wordof it. Didn't she go across the water with Inc two or three times a week. and to pic-nics. andl didn't that show that I was solid? So I believ...
YANKEE YARNS. A SLIGHT MISUNDER. STANDING. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
YANKEE YARN$, -----+- A SLIGHT -MISUNDER STANDING. Percy St Vincent is one of our most er:,en,ive and highly polished society yotun m-ien. However, that doesn't prevent his bceng somewhat gone on Miss Amelia Robhinson, one of our most bewitching society ibc.lc. Last Saturday afternoon. Amelia was driving along Prince's Road with her father's carriage and a large blonde horse. She was alone. The horse saw aubakcr's waggon and began to shy. Amelia gave a ladylike scream, " Oh, please, won't somebody help re with this horrid horse ?" Percy heard it. He hastily jerked his hat off, and tapped his vest pattern a couple of times with it as a token of recognition and rushed out. "It were better fos that horse," thought Percy St. Vincent to himself, "that he had never been burn. I will throw him downman sit on hinm." Percy grabbed the horse by the bit with both hands. and gave him a powerful jerk to the starboard. It seemed as if that horse kept on his feet remarkably well. Percy started to ...
REMARKABLE RUNS ON BANKS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
REMARKABLE RUNS ON BANKS. Nowadays a run on a bank is quite as un usual occurrence. and when one does happen, the ease with which large quantities of spe- cie can be brought to the help of thu as saulted bank by employment of telegraph and express trains has the effect of making bankers better able to cope with an unusual demand upon their resources than was the case in earlier times. Those who have not witnessed a ran on a bank can hardly picture adequately to them selves the scene of lnad escitement and con fusion that the words imply. The doors of the bank are besieged by an eager crowd, each one trying his hardest to get in before those around him. Everc moment some ex cited individual, who has heard there is a run upon the bank in which his money lies, drives or runs up, and, afraid of losing his all by being among the last to :rrive, makes strenuous efforts to force his way to the front. These who have succeeded in making their way through the door are pushing and shouting in ...
SUNSHINE AND SHADOW. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
SUNSHINE AND SHADOW. Only a bank of weeds, of simple weeds, Of sweet wild thyme and yellow, scented broom, Of tangled grass, and slender wind-blown reeds Of brown notched ferns and tall spiked foxglove bloom. And yet a world of beauty garners there, Low-twitt'ring birds, soft scents, and colours fair. Only a narrow mound, a long, low mound, Snow-covered, 'neath a wintry, leaden sky, Unlit by moon or stars; and all around Through bare, brown trees the night-winds moan and sigh. And yet a world of love lies buried there, Passion and pain, bright hopes and doll despair. Oh, golden bank, where sunbeams glint and play, Bloom out in fragrance with a hundred flowers ! Oh, narrow mound, keep till the judgment day The mournfui secrets of these hearts of curs ! Then in God's light let joy and sorrow fade, For near His brightneos both alike are shade. -C. L. Pirkis, in Te'mple Bar.
Astronomy. THE SUN. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
Astronomy. THE SUl. BY J. GLessoN. From the earliest times, even unto pre-historic ages, attention has been given to the heavenly bodies by the greatest men of all times, and rightly so, for is not the son himself (our life) a heavenly body, and the light and life of all the planetary atoms circling round his glorious orb. What if the Sun ? Well, to give a description of the sun as seen by day. would not be difficult, ppeaking broadly, but to give a tele scopic analysis of the different composi tions contained in the sun would be just the reverse. Of course, being such a bright body, one cannot study it with the freedom with which he can observe the less luminous planets; indeed, al though dark-coloured classes and other contrivances have been invented from time to time, there is yet much to be done for the convenience of the astrono iner who observes by day. 'Carrington, the celebrated English authority on matters connected with the sun, used to observe in the following manner: Fix...
"Gas and Galters." [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
"Gas and Gaiters." Br "Faracn.Y ?r. Charles Holloway's pcwerful company c the Theatre Royal this week scored another mark with "My Jack." The splen did monuting of the series of plays, com hined with the powerful acting of an evenly balanced company, makes a visit to the Boyal " elenificial" (vide dictionary) and delectable. " My Jack " gives place to-night to the "World Against Her." With the Hon. George Coppin as managing director, the show is in substantial and finncial health, and moreover may be seen for . humble " tanner." I have not iooked in at the Princess's yet, where "-1a Mie Bosegt " is staged. But it is safe to predict that it renaires the flight of a week or two before one can skip in to +L - ("thow's" smart) with comfort w- n e Boyal Comic Opera Company is about. They are doing well. Frank Clark's Alhamrbra Company as good as a Bonanza. You don't need your barnacles to ocola-ise that. Francis has an excellent company of frocks and pants, who guarantee to shift the cam...