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FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS. A STORY OF THE MELBOURNE CUP. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 28 October 1893
FIVE THOUSA3NDk POUNDS. A STORY OF THE MELBOURNE Cl P. BY ARTHUR DAVIB. '"D D I remember the year Zulu won' the Cip ?" Yes, I do. I have peculiar reason to remember, for I missed netting £5,000 in connection with- that: event. * Did I back him ?" No I did not. I'll'tell jou how it was. I was a new chum then, and I was boarding at a house in -William-stiret, West Melbourne. Just the usual!kind. of 'boarding-house, with a ..loquacious landlady, whose -husband-taciturn as - she wasý talkative,, and *sheepish -as she was aggressive-never put -in an appear ance in the ' front. parlor," but always seemed to be employed in hewing:-wvood,. drawing water, or brushing boots in the back premises. The-usual ungainly ser vant, yclept " Mary." slouched aiound, and, -bandied weak witticisms with the lodger who -was considered (why, heaven knows !) the humorist of the house. The company in general was much- the same as one finds in every hash-house within a mile or two of -that- dreary fail ure, th...
N. WIMBLE, [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
N. WIMBLE, (Late Secretary for Lands and Registrar of Land Tax), Valuer, Land, Estate, Finanoial, and Selectors' Agent, 817 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE. Crown Tenants' Business Promptly Attended to. £10,000 TO LEND in large and small snms Do apprved graulng and agrIcultural farms,
THE VISION OF BIRDS. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
STHE VISION OF BIRDS, Birds have very acute vision; perhaps the most acute of any creature, asuc the sense is also more widely diffused over the retina than is ihecase with man; consequently a btrd can see sideways as well as ojects in front of it. A bird sees-showing great un easiness in consequence-a hawk tong before it is visible to man; so, too, Iowli and pigeons finid miniute scraps of food, ils tinguishing them from what appear to us exactly similar pieces of gravel. Young chickens are also able to find their own foot snowing its position and how distant it is, as soon as they are hatched, whereas a child only very gradually learns either to see or to understand the distance of objects. Several birds-apparently the yoang of all those that ness on the groqud-can see quite weir direotly they come oat of the shed, but the young of birds that nest in trees or on rocks are born blind and have to be fed.
CONVEYING IT GENTLY. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
CONVaYING IT GENTLY.-Sonme.time ago ptroopship was returning from Abroad, and anangthe pa:engers was an. old lady who had , favourite p rot, which she placed under the especia care of one of the sailors. On going to attend Pqllyj one morning the latter wag srriaiied to flId the popr bird dead, gpd knoiwring bow Very ipuchk uapst the'. old lady would be to hear o; the death. of her favourite andsot feeling equal to Imating the sad intelligence himjelt, he emplted a brother tar,.,.wbo FN fuaRozoiso his gentle-. mess in mattrs ofitht nagare. ,olngj pg to the old ladywith a very sad face, and touch inehie cap he said : arI on't' think that 'ere parrot of yours will live long,; agartli " Oh, dear.' aid the poor old lady " why?" ' Why? 'Cdi he'iread," was the comfort ng reply. Bidaids: I wish.eyo to understand once for all, young mwe, that-if iby daughter s-yeaItaki ilull af togit to 'harty Pryn : -"I-am very glad that krca: i haadý vi ta s tht poiskti td r -I sause yo that under such con...
LAND SPOILERS. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
LAND SPOILERS. A London correspondent writes: - Mr Joseph Arch, whom I have seen apropos of the subject, says:-" 1 think very little of the new Commission on Agriculture. It will be like its predecessor, and end in smoke. 'Ihere is only one care for agricultural dis. tress, ant that is to discharge 75 per cent. of the farmers now on the land." I asked what those gentlemen had lone to merit expro priation. "What have they done 2" was the indignant question in reply-" What have they not nonel They are not land cultivators. They are land spoilers. Tne earth, well rid of their blighting shadow, ought to be cut up into small adlorments, ana given to practical men who would know what to do with it. iianos and side saddles," Mr Arch continued with flashing eyes, "are at the bottom of the distress. WVhat can be expected but banruptcy from men who go in for fripperies of this kind, instead of making their wives and familieb work about the farm, and who are in bed when they ought to be seen i...
FARM AND GARDEN. SULPHUROUS WATER. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
FARM AND GARDEN. SULPHUROUS WATEB. Mr Maslin, of 'Frisco, gives his recipe for making the above water for fruit preservation in glass jars. Place twenty gallons of filtered water in a cask. Float a tin pan with a handful of sulphur in it. Light the sulphur, and cover the cask over with a sack, and relight the sulphur if it goes out or the oxygen is exhausted, until it is all burnt up. Have the fresh fruit in the jars, pour the water over it, seal tightly up, and it will keep a number of years. This is the beat experniment tried by Mr. Maslin for fruit-preserving.
MOTHERS & CHILDREN. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
MOTHERS & CHILDREN. There is no greater service which a woman can render to the church and state than the. faithful and successful bringing up of abildren, though it has its trials. But if the service is so great it is due to those who offer it that they should be relieved of all unnecessary burdens. There is a motheihool which is not martyrdom. What Ausetralian society inost needs today is a revival of parental authority in the loving hands of-self respecting mothers. Woe unto that bomrne whose king is a child. The true mother is a. queen, whose sub. j acts are most loyal and most loving. Parents never reach the best results of training by self . effacement. Authority in Its plaeo is as important as self sacrifice. Motliers have a valid ground of complaint against that philosophy of education which would sacrifice them wholly to their chil drenj Service never'ought to be one-sided. The children most learn to deny them selves for the mothier's sake as well as the mother for ...
MACEDON WATERWORKS TRUST. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
MACEDON WATERWORKS TRUST. f A meeting of the above trust was held on Saturday evening. There were i present :-Cmrs Weedon (chatrman), Callanan, and Nicholls. 1 A letter came fromWaterSupplyDept c stating that a Waterworks Inquiry Board I1 had been appointed, and that it desired i to intimate that they had found it t necessary to visit this district at an I early date, This Trunst was requested c to cause to be prepared in the r meantime for the board's use any c information hearing on the subject t of the proposed inquiry. They t would also he glad if the trust would in- .I struct its officers to afford them any as. - sistance that may be in their power. 1 Should it be decided to visit this die- c trict the Trust will be more particularly 1. advised of the date in due course. The c following are the clauses submitted for s your consideration :-1. The amount s advanced or invested. 2. The circum- s stances under which advancements or a investments have been made. 3. The t amounts of ...
THE HOME CIRCLE. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
THE HOME CIRCLE. -. GINGER BREAD (teeted by correspondent) --21o. sell-raising Rour, pinch of salt, 11b. of soft sugar, one teaspoonful mixed spice, 4lb. aripping (any kind will do), three teaspoon fuls ground ginger; rub well together dry; mix with lib. treacle, one cup of milk, to a stiff batter; heat well till perfectly smooth; one or two eggs may be used-in that case, Bess milk. Place in well-greased tins or patty-pans, fithing only half zull to allow for rising; bate in slow oven for one hour or less, according to size of tins; rice water is an excellent substitute for milk in mixing cake or ginger bread; if the ordinary flour is used,. aisolve one teaspoonful of car bonate soda in a hlittle hot water, and use less milk. Mcitcn of the success depends on the skill of the baker, and manner of taking. PINE APPLE MOUSSE may be new to some. Peel a large, ripe pine; cut off three or tour slices, and lay them in a bowl, sprinkled with powdered sugar and a tea spoonful of rum; cover an...
AN OYSTER GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
AN OYSTER GARDEN. The great oyster garden at Arcachon, France, is a basin on the Bay of Biscay, connected with the Atlantic only by a very narrow opening, and is sxty-eight mites in circumference and protected from winds by the pine-clad heights that surround it. The waters are salt enough and yet not to strong, the bottom is of the gravelly sandi favourable to oyster-breeding, and the rise and fall of the tides are such that the basin is completely covered at high tide and the beds are largely uncovered at low water. The oyster has always been an inhabitant of this spot. The stock had become nearly exhausted forty years ago, but has been recuited by individual enterprise under the encouragement of the government. There' are now twelve tbousand five-hundried n, r, of oyster-beds in the oasin. Sevr.t thousand men and womonun are emplovei t attend them, and the averase annual sale of oysters by the princip3l firm is over t'-t hundred millions. As the majority r-e not sold under two ye...
FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
FARM, AND. DAIRY PRODUCE REPORT. Mr Geo. Evans, auctioneer, 439 Flinders-lane, reports:-" Cheese, prime new, 4d ; prime matured, 4ýd to 5d, Potted Butter-Prime new, Gd to.6id 6 inferior, 41-d to 5d. Fresh Butter Supplies continue to increase, and the market is without alteration, best dairies being in demand from 7d to Sd (a few special lhigher), and mediun to good, 6d to 6-td, only a few cases of inferior lower. E ggs-M arket improving ; I sold at Gd per dozen.' Carcase Pork (Friday) - Prime well-dressed light weights, 3r1l to 4d; heated and in ferior lots lower. Hams, 7d. Bacon, town-cured, Gd to 641. Lard, in bladders, 41d to 5d. Garden honey, prime 3d, Beeswax wanted, 10Od per lb. Pou!try - A large quantity forward. Young roosters, 3s 6d to 4s' 3d per pair; pullets, 2s 6d to 3s ; in ferior lower. Ducks, 3s to 4s 2d, Turkeys- Market slightly easier. Hens, as to 6s Gd, and gobblers, 7s to 129 according to condition (crates supplied on application). Chaff-Large ar rivals. Prine gre...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
, i ~Cfl C1( CAOA :Cýt Jtlcr Lýel ad poFIt9. - fai F 0 I N I V 1 T O B 'T'aVENT hbtained 'n Colonies and elsewhere for im prove0 I m, ntcds or appILances, too1s, &1,, o , any de~cripsizn Full inform tiofL, Costs, &c., sent enOappwu. cation to A. 0. SAOHSE, C.E., "WoiLD" Patents and Trade Marks Od, COSF. COLLTXS & WILLIAM STS.,Sý MELBOURNE. US~E ONLY FLOPTD,, a. wAtE hru K:. I J TR. 6-2 - b, A
SUNBURY. First Innings. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
SUNJB UIY. First Innings. G. Hartiey, b Ridoutt 0 Walsh, run out H. Whelan, b Ridoutt 0 Clayton, b Gaunt 6 WV. Whelan, b Palter 2 W. Eadie, b Palmner 0 A. Rigg, b Ridotttt ( J. Anderson, run ut t G. E.lintt b Gaunt 0 rI. Claphan, h Gaunt 0 B. Eadie, not out 1 Sundries 2 Total 14 BOWi.LSO ANALY ts. Ridontt, 36 balls, 6 runs, 2 maidens, i wickets ; Snell, 12 halls, 4 runs 1 aniaden, 0 wickets ; Panmer, 12 balls, 0) rnos, 2 maidens, 2 wickets ; Gaunt, 15 balls. 2 runs, 1 maiden, 3 wickets McKeen. 6 balls, 0 runs, 1 maiden. Second Inuingi . A. Chayton, h S. Richies 2 J. Walsh, c b ,, ,, 10 G. Elliott, c b Tait 10 B. Eadie, run out 0 H. Whelan, not out 22 W. Eadie, h Ridoutt 1 G. Hartley, b McI(aeen 9 W, Whelan, b , A. Rigg, b ,, 1 J. Anderson, b ,, O H. Clapham, c b. ,, 0O Sundries - 1 Total 56 BOWLING ANALYSIS. Snell, 12 balls, 3 runs, 1 maiden, 0 wickets ; S. Richies, 12 balls, 7 runs, O maidens 1 wicket ; Woodhouse, 12 balls, 4 runs, O maidens, 0 wickets; Tait,12 balls,ý8 runs, O mai...
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
CRI-I C KE T, The cricket season, directly speaking, commenced at Sunbury last Saturday. The local senirs met the Digger's Rest .team on the Sonbury Recreation Re serve, but owing to the unfavonrableness .f the weather, the day's pleasure was absolutely marred. The visitors stood no chance against their opponents, and J. Murphy 12, and Walton 14, were the only ones in their team to obtain double figures. Appended are the a ores: DIGGER'S REST.-First Inninigs. N. Whelan, c Svweeney b R. Eadie 2 J. Murphy, b Grant ... ... 12 W. Allison, b Grant .. ... 5 -Prideaux, b Grant ...... 2 C. Whelan, b Grant ...' ... 0 E. Kelly, b Grant... ... ... 0 --Rispen, b Grimshaw ... 0. A. Gillon, b Grant ... .. 4 -Wallan, b Winters ... . 14 G. Gillon, not out ... ... 2, -Wucrrell, b Winters ... .. 0 MvI, McLeod b Winters ... . 2 Sundrics ... ... 14 Total .: -.. ... 57 Bowling Analvysis.----R. Edie, 48 balls, 9 runs. 3 mainitus, 1 wiicket J. Johinsoan. 24 halls, 11 runs, 2 maidens ; Grant, 48 balls, 13 ...
THE CARD SHARPERS. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
THE CARD SHARPERS. On the way to the races one com )artment of a carriage was occupied by In elderly Frenchman, a man who ooked as though he knew his way Lbout town, and four others, whose )rofession was soon indicated by the )rod'iction of three cards, which one of he four began to manil ulate on the olded coat he had put on his knees. Cie game went on in the old famihliar ashion, aimed at the man about town, rho, however, was not easily to be had. The old Frenchman was reading Gil Blas ; but presently his curiosity was iroused, and he began to play. Then ;he other man, the intended victim, felt ,ertain that he knew the right card, bet filyer on it, turned it up, and won. Ihe card-sharper cheerfully dealt again, )ut was met with the quiet answer ' No, thaak you-no more. I don't :hink I could do it again," Bluster and persuasion were equally iseless, and when the train stopped at a tation the four rascals got out, leaving he old Frenchman and the winner done. The latter happening to...
GARDENING. NOVEMBER. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
G A I E N I N G. NOVE MBER. KITCHEN GARDEN. - Craps pre viously sown should be thinned:l out and kept free fromn weeds. Ieap the soil stirred as much at possible betwi en the drills. During fine wea her con'inue to sow Frenchl beas (lthe best kinds are Ganadian wonder, pale diuni, iid riero)C turnips, pea , red and silver beet, lettuce, celery, spinach, cucumbers. vegetable nmarrows, rck andl water melons, pumpkins, tomatoes, broad beans, capsiecnus, rad;sh, and egg-plant. ?lant out cabbage and potafoes for main sumner crop. Plant out tonmatoes and cucumbers that have been raised an ler ghass. Parsley beds may he made ant -other herbs planted out Thin crops previously sown. Aspara gus beds, which are heing freely cut will be better for alight dressing of salt.
FRUIT IN STONE. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
FRUIT IN STONE. A colictor of odds and ends in Naw York City has a remarkable representation of fruit in stone. It is a bunch of grapes carved from amethyst of rich purple, with stem, leaves and tendrils cunningly wrcught from malachite, serpentine and jade. A basket is also heaped with apples, peaches, oranges, plnms, apricots and raspberries that prove on insDection to be made of malachite, rhodonite, jasper and oddly colored marbles. The Russsans are clecvr at this kind of work, and they make handsome tables of malachite.
FRUIT GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
FRUIT GARDnnw.-Finish pruning and securely stake newly-planted trees. Mulch all trees. especially oranges and lemons. Newly-grafted trees that are making free growth should have the ligatures loosened; if the union is not complete, they should be re-tied. Re move shoots that may appear below soil between strawberry plants, remove suckers, mulch between rows with short grass or tan. Tie up raspberry canes and remove suckgrs. Garefully look to stone fruits and thin where the fruit is too thick, On Saturday last Mr R. Beggs, of Station-street, Sunbuiry, killed a brown snake measuring 2 feet 9 inches long in his yard. Mr Beggs was cutting thistles, when he discovered the reptile.
COMBS MADE OF BLOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 4 November 1893
COMBS MADE OF BLOOD. There is a large factory 'n a small town near Chicago, employing about 100 workers, which is given over to the manufacture of articles from waste animal blood. At c r tain season4 of the year this unique fainc tory uses quite 10,000 gall ns of fresh blood per day. It is fir t co-:crted into thin sheets by evaporation and certain chemical processes, and sfterward worked up into a variety of articles, such as combs, buttons, earrings, belt clasps, brace lets, etc. Tons of thew articles are sent to all parts of the world every year.