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CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 18 January 1895
CORRESPONDENCE. From Railway Commissioners, ack -.nowledging receipt of letter re want of shelter shed at Macaulay-road station. Received. -From Government Statist forwarding documents re the conpilation of statis ticsa Received. G. 3L. Prendergast, .LLA., intim that the Chief Secretary had issued in atructicns to proceed with erection of new police quarters in Chetwynd street, the old premises having been , ?endemnecL - Received. From G. Bagley, complaining of an noyance of larrikins congregating and sitting on railing surrounding drain in 1-Queensberry-street, and suggesting its remorol. Received. From Edward RHaes applying for vacant position of sip workman. Received. From Town Clerk of iensington and Flemington drawing atrention to the danagerous state of approach to the North Melbourne side of Barwise-street bridge over the Moonee Ponds Creek, owing to want of lamp, and asking the Council to erect one. Received. From James Madders, complaining of over-valuation on properties be...
A LOVE-LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 18 January 1895
A LOVE-LETTER. Some of the prettiest lcveo-lettsrs known are those addressed by Steele, the essayist, to his wife. Hers is one of them: " Madam,-It is the har:dest thing in the world to be in love and yet attend to busi ness. As for me, all who speak to me find me out, and I must lock myself up, or other people will do it for me. A gentleman asked me this morning, 'What news from Lis bon ?' And I answored, ' She is exquisitely handsome.' Another desieod to know when I had been last to Hampton Court. I re plied, ' It will be on Tuesday, come se'night.' Prythee allow me at least 'o kiss your hand before that day, that my m:nd may be in some composure, 0 love I A thousand torments dwell about me! Yet who would lire to live without thee? Methinks I could write a volume to you; but all the language on earth would fail in saying bow much and with what disinter erted passion I am ever yours--Rcman, Parent:"Didn't I heer you call a boy a hard name to-day ?" Bobb : " Oh, no, that was his rea...
North Melbourne Council. MONDAY, JAN. 14. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 18 January 1895
North Melbourne Council. MosnAr, Ja,.- 14 -:The usual fortnightly meeting was held on Monday evening last; at eight o'clock. -. .Present: rs:O Carter (mayor), Barwise, S-Cotello, Fogarty, Fuller, Gardiner, . Petae,-Plkington and Steel. SThe minutes of previous meeting ,were -read and confirmed, and letters sent by the authority of the Council were also read.
North Melbourne Police Court. MONDAY, JANUARY 14th [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 18 January 1895
-jorth Melbourne Yoiice Court. ---: -- MosDAY, JANuAeRY 14th. Before Dr. Lloyd (chairman), Messrs. Barwise, Fogarty, Bindon, Wylie, Birtwistle, Fitzgerald, Gardiner, Green and McCarthy, J's.P'. 3MAINTENANCE. Elizabeth Kelly proceeded against Thomas Bradley for arrears on an order made in April 1894. An order was made for the amount and costs. UxLOCEED BAR DOOR. John McArthur, the licen-ee of' the Melrose Hotel, was presecuted for having his bar door unlocked during prohibited hours. He was also charged with using insulting language toward Constable Finlayson. Both charges were heard at once Inspector Devine who conducted the case for the police put Sergeant Coll the officer in charge at Hotham Hill into the box who sta ted that at about 12 30 on New Year's morning he and constable Finlayson saw a number.of people going in and out of the side entrance of the defen dants hotel; and passing into the pas sage- he drew attention to the bar door being open. McArthur came out of the bar an...
News and Notes. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 18 January 1895
News and Notes. DOS'T FORGET 1-Members of the Free Library and Mechanics' Institute are re minded that the annual meeting will be held this evening-notice ofwhich appears in our advertising columns-when the yearly report and ba'ance-sheet will be presented. THE OxFORD.-The Cogill's cannot grumble: They still go on, like the broo;. Tomn Perman piomises fresh novelties which will cause a big sensation shortly. The programre, a lthough nrot very changeful lately still attracts big aud iences. THE BiJou.--After a highly success ful run of three weeks " The Judge " gives way after tonight to "The Foundling.' Mr. Phil. Stewart deserves a highly suc cessful ca:eer for engaging such high class artistes as Messrs Elton and Shine,to say nothing of the other more than capable lady and gentleman actors. The booking for "The Foundling" has been very good and the comedy is bound to have a lengthy run. "WELL HARDLY E\ER," is what most folks would say to the question put by Inspector Devine to a wi...
They Say [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 18 January 1895
They Say That Tommy Fox was sorry he got a 'hand', last Saturday. That Tommy Fox lost his right thumb nal" recently. That he has a blood blister there npw and yet he isn't satisfied. That Ernie Bean can give points to, those who want to know how to train a " mo." That Jno. Howlett felt likepiling up a century last Saturday. That Percy Lewis should have stumihped Jimmy Howlett. That if North hat to-morrow like they did.? agairst the East last Saturday, Suoitbh can throw up the sponge.. That Jack Howlett would like to go to i'Tuaesy : as one of tLe V.ctorian team. That" Oh, out" sounds. very childish in a renior match especially when- it 'comes -from a player like Frank Laver," That Harry Stockey iould score better if he were to go in for freer play and hard hitting. That poking is good in cricket but only in its right place. That Stuckey " glances" leg balls for one and two that he could "hit" to'tea fence for.':: 1four. '''' That Bob. Ming lost no time in cring on Saturday. That- To...
A DOMESTIC BEAR HUNT. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 18 January 1895
A DOMESTIC BEAR- SHUNT. - ... 1 JEw Twosresox and his wife lived at the head of the ' Dismal.' Tihe ' Dismal' is a narrow valley that rummage among the wildest portion of the Big :Slack Moun tains in western North Caro:ina. Late one afternoon, Mrs. Thompson and her six-year-old son, retarning from a neighbourly visit, found the cabin door wide open, though she knew she Ihad left it ajar scarcely two hours before. On at tempting to enter, a bear shuffled forward, reared itself up, and blocked the way. As soon as she recovered from her first surprise, she seized a bucket from the water-shelf at the door, and dashed its contents, into the bear's face HIe, sniffing and shaking his head, backed further into the room, whcreat Mrs. Thompson boldly closed the door upon him,shlutting him up inside the one-roomed horse. 'Run, Willy, raun,' she exclaimed. 'Tell your yap there's a bear shut up inside the house, and I'm a-watclhin' him to see as he he don't git away.' So Willy hurried along the ...
THE TEETOTALER'S INTOXICANT. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 18 January 1895
- THE TEETOT'AL.ER'S -. INTOXICANT. In all ages and climes the various peoples of the earth have been addicted to the consumption of some more or less stimulating national beverage. Since the dawn of history the Arabian has ,drunkl: his coffee, the Mlexican his choco late, and the Chinasmen his tea, whlle the Indian has chewed his betelnut, and the native of Central Africa Nis kola. From China to Peru,men, savage and civilised alike, seem always :o have felt the need of 'refreshers,' either of their nervous or muscular forces, and to have ought and found the desired restorative most suited to their respective wants in the fields or forests of their native land. In those less ftvoured reigons where Nature did not supply a beverage ready to hand, man soon learned how to assist her, and from the grain that gave him bread produced fire-water, and with the `aid of one of the flowers of the field, the mead that Balder pours intco the flagons of tlhe heroes of Valhalla. : IBut it is to one...
FUN AND FANCY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 18 January 1895
FUN ANND FANCY. What is it that ladies are always getting which they do not want? Why, getting . old. ---o: An editor is trying to decide which is proper, " I saw an opera," or " I heard an opera." If he sat behind the regulation size bonnet, the latter term is orreet. ---*o:- First Man (ex:itedly)--" Our restaurantis on fire." Seccnd Man (calmly)-" Come then, hurry up, and perhaps at last we may be able to get something hot." ---:3:-- The Drill Sergeant (alter worrying Nesbitt for two hours)-" Right about face." Nes belt (perfectly immovable)-" Thank good ness I'm right about something at last." ---0 :- Mistress--"I Lid you tell the lady I was out?" Maid-" Yes m'm." Mistress-"Did she seem to have any doubts about it?" Maid--' No m'r. She said she knew you wasn't." - :o: An Iowa paper speaks of a man having been lynched " for burning the barn and contents of his son-in-law." Any man who wilt burn the '.cntents of his son-in-law deserves to be lynched. - :o: Preacher-" Now, my brethr...
KING OF THE BORES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 18 January 1895
=ING OF THE-BOBES. Pray allow mine to make acorrection, To gave credit where credit is due, And naso?n the same connection - To present a greatnuisance to you. I think I've discovered with neatness The world's most unspeakable bore.; And I'll name him,-for briefness and clear ness, "The fellow who's heard it before I" " For ages, at club, and at dinner, Mankind has stood ready to rail At the tiresome and maladroit ginner Who recited a second-hand tale. But though he long was king of the asses, That distinction he merits no more, For the crown now undoubtedly passes To the fellow whose " heard it before." Yon have seen him, this upstart conceited; Yonu have feared him, I know as have I; Oh! what mirth has died, stillborn, de feated, ' At a glance from his cold, fishy eye I Not a bon mot -o crack is he able, No story of his starts a roar Dead Banquno is he at the table, This fellow who's " heard it before." How often a ripple of laughter That has once run the length of the room Falls ...
AGRICULTURAL. RICE CULTURE IN LOUISIANA. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 18 January 1895
AGRICULTURAL. RICE CULTURE IN LOUISIANA. The first requisite to profitable rice culture is a comparatively level piece of landproperly ploughed and pulverized. This field must be located so as to be conveniently irrigated. The only profit able rice in Louisiana is the aquatic plant. Highland rice does not pay. Water is the first and last want of-sprouting, growing,and ripening rice. The ploughed and harrowed field is divided into per fectly level plats by a system oflittlr sub levees and watering ditches. The ground is then planted in drills,dry,by machines, or by broadcast handsowing :hen wet. The latter plan is more common in Louisiana. The soil is next thoroughly saturated with water to sprout the seed. When the'seeds have evenly germinated the wateris drawn off until the tender shoots of the plant rises two or three inches above the ground. The water manipulation requires the most watchful care. The young plants may beeither drowned out or dried up by the least inattention in re...
TRUE ARISTOCRACY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 18 January 1895
TRUE ARISTOCRACY. Where are the Knights of Runnymede. Orf Stephen Langtori, keen and bir d? The men of whose exploits we read, The kings and noblemen of old ? Champions they were, in many a fray, Where are the noblemen to-day? Those days are past, and w-ell awray; When men were serts and kept below; In these enlightened times we say No man as master we will know ! -Then cast those gew-gaws all away, We want no noblemen to-day: If they were dark, and brighter we, A nobler spirit should be ours; And noblemn.en we still may see, In cottages as well as towers; You still may give true courage play, There's room for noblemen to-day. Our records tell no nobler tale. Than Livingstone's and Gordon's lives; The brave men fall, but never fail, The noble spirit still survives ; Of Hannington and Comber say, These are our noblemen to-day. We need them all ; the purpose high, Self sacrifice for others' good ; Followers of Him who came to die, Noble to the last drop of blood ! Take every selfish a...
HAD HIM. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 18 January 1895
HAD ElL It is well to speak distinctly, but it is bet ter to speak the truth. Such is the moral of a little dialogue reported by a contemporary, Borrowit (in a Chinese laundry in S-?n Franciseo):? " Why do you say Fliday, John' wben you mean Friday ? " Chinaman: I say Fliday 'cause I mean Fliday. Not like Meli=sa man, who say Fliday, and come to pay me week alter next."
BATHER TOO PREVIOUS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 18 January 1895
RATHER TOO PREVIOUS. -4--~- A party of young ladies visit the Observa tory to have a peep through the monster telescope at the new comet. The astronomer conducts them .o the instrument, and the I ladies look through in turns. " Oh, Laura, isn't it charming, heavenly, enchanting, wonderful ?" and so on ad libi After awhile the sly astronomer observes i K" Now, ladies, I will remove the cover, an place the instrument in position, if you wil l allow me." -Tableau.
HOW SHE BEGAN THE YEAR. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 18 January 1895
HiOW SHE BEGAN THE YEAR It was a beautiful, morocco-bound, gilt edged diary, self-closing, memorandum, cash account, back-action calendar, with all the modern attachments. Delicately traced in mauve ink she had written : January 1.-This is the first day of the new year. It is a happy New Year's Day. On this, the beginning of a new year, I am going to begin to keep adiary of the events of the new year. I had a beautiful New TYer's present. John called. 'January .--This is the second day of the new -ear. I have resolved to keep a diary of its important events. John called. -ianua, y ; .--This is the third day of the year. it is useful and interesting to keep a diary of the events of the year, and I am re-, solved to do it. John called. Ja.nuary 4.-This is the first Sunday oftho new year.. John called. The nest day being Monday, there was no time to keep the record, and although the new year isn't in its first set of " teens," yet the diary has found its way into the most hidden nook o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 18 January 1895
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MORE THAN THEY BARGAINED FOR. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 18 January 1895
MOhRE THAN THEY BARGAINED One day a celebrated naturalist en tered "he shop of the late Charles Jam rach, the well-known collector of ani rnals and said-"Now, Jamrach, about the muscular powers of the boa-con strictor-I suspect it has been exaggera ted." " Not a bit, sir," said the collector, taking a very fine specimen -.: of a box.. "He seems very lazy and sleepy,' said the professor ; "I don't think he could exert himself in this climate if he tried." Jamrach smiled and wound him gently rounid the professor's body. "I thought so, Jamrach," he said; "I feel nothing." SBut presently he shouted out, "Take liin off, Jamracbh! Take him off man; e: s strangling me I" so Jamrach just caught hold of the boa's tail and un wound him off the professor, ring by ring. When he had got his breath again the professor admitted there was more "lat ent muscularity" about the creature than belihad supcted. "NoIr, sir," said Jamrack afterwards, "that boa was half asleep and stupid, foir he had just s...