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TRAMWAYS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 25 July 1885
|j. TRAMWAYS.' TO THE EDITOR. Dear Slit, — I desiro to seo mdopondont Companion start }-ul)lic undertakings, such ns road*, trams, or Companios for supplying wator, gas, &--. Only allow such Companios to show what udvuiitago tho public aro to roap from thom boforo sanction is giyon for the construction of works on tho stroots. TWn i* ho thorousrhfaro in Darling-strcot for tainf, and thoy would not pay. 'What residents in Balmain want is quick and cheap transit to and from Sydnoy, tho pro poned tramway will not proyido that, and I trust residents of tho Municipality will roeonsidor this boforo spending any public money for the name. It would injure part of the'lstreot on tho heights giving tho most important viow in this colony. Tho streot in two and a quarter miles long ; avorago width from C'allan Park to Adolphus-streot 72 font, thonco to Ferry 32 ; on it thoro aro 15 Hotels, 7 Churchos, 2 Public Schools, and 1 within oO yards; 1 nigh-class Academy, 1 do do Needlework, Tow...
THE COMING ELECTIONS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 25 July 1885
THE COMING ELECTIONS. ' TO THE 13D1T0H. :? _ Sir, — At 'tlio end ot this yoai- tho 1 ar liamont of this colony will dio a11at111.il (loath.'-: v Already tlioro aro not wintuig signs that asjnrants aro wooing tho ekctwa in diftoront oloctoratos ior thoir votes, but voiy: fow signs aro iorthcommg from tlio ton or twolvo, whoso names aro banduj about as thoso who will woo tho oloctoin of iniminm. JL pinic sir, it is tnno piun 11. ?^vorking ij|oy— stlip Bucklxmo ol this nii-j pnrtunt Borough--.stn;red thomsclvcw, unil mot ill solemn conclnvo, to stato then ^.mts and soloct inon willing andabloto ropifchont thom xu tho Pnrliumont oi N, S. W. Tlioy linvo too long boon disfranchised (I say it advisably) by tlio present representative* to trust to tho past ; thoy must select good mon, mon in accord with tho quostion of tho day. Now in tho timo, aro thoro mon ?who will riso to tho situation ? * That is tho nuostion that wants answering. Yours, &c., qi RADICAL.
THE PIDGEON GROUND. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 25 July 1885
THE PIDGEON GROUND. ; TO THE EDITOR. r- Silt, — It gavo 1110 much ?plcasuro, on reading your issue of this morning, to notico that you liiivo bccomo inoro fully and (leoidodly a local . institution. No doubt hithorto, you havo boon a staunch upholder of Balmain interests, but Ihe licyo tho public will havo moro sympathy with you .111 your improved alterations in bringing out your publication in Balmain. instead of sonding it away olsowhero to lio printed. I wish you ovoiy succes ', and whilo tlio people of Balmain ought to sup port tlieir ' local organ with a right good will; I havo no doubt that you will continuo to .bo a faithful ' obsoiTor' of tho things and mon with- tho viow of promoting tho welfare 'of all. '- I wish to direct yoiir keen ©yes for a timo to tho recreation rosorvo— known as tlio Pidgoon Ground. ' I have observed during tho; last 'few days about a couplo of mon .working with the viow of somo anticipated improvements. ? I -just wonder with two men at work how many...
Correspondence. THE POSTMISTRESS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 25 July 1885
Correspondence THE POSTMISTRESS. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,— I understand that' your respoctcd Postmistress, Mrs. Ciiapo, lnis resigned her jiosition in connection with tho Bahnuin Post Office. I also notico that tlio officials undor hor, havo in somo mannor signified to hor tlioir appreciation of lior amiublo lnanagomont during a period of many years. ' Although a comparative strangor in your thriving locality, tho usual courtesy and ur banity of manners which has characterized this lady's vory efficient management of tho postal department, has been to 1110 a fro ijiiuul. jiinuur 01 wouuurmeiK. i mil con stantly travelling tlio various districts of this colony and havo seldom mot with such civility and attontion to tho interests of tlio people in connection with' the postal depart ment as you havo hitherto been favoured vith in Balmain, and I trust such worth will bo mot with public recognition. I am prepared for one — and shall bo proud if I should bo the moving spirit to liavo started s...
BALMAIN COTTAGE HOSPITAL. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 25 July 1885
BALMAIN COTTAGE HOSPITAL. ? TO THE EDITOR, Sill,— Tlio Secretary ot tho Hospital (Mr. Poolo) informs mo thoro is a rumour abroad: stating that Josoph Davidson who was admitted 011 July 9th, sufformg iroinii dislocation of tlio shoulder joint, wiw cliargod by tho Hospital authorities for tlio attention shown to lnm tlioro. I bog most emphatically to state that such was not tlio caso, as I10 pawl noithor foo nor gratuity to tho Ilosintal or its officers. The lueti tho caso aro as follows: Tho patient tv as takon into custody by tlio polico 011 a clinrgo ot drunkonnoss, and tlio ofheor 111 cluugo finding I10 was sufformg from an injury to tho shouldor sent for 1110 to make an oihcml ' roport oi tlio cus j, for wh cli lie was duly ;ind justly chargcd, Acting 011 mv report tlio polico removed tlio pationt to the Hospital, whoroliowas placed under clilorotorin by mysolf and tho dislocation was rciluccil !-j my colloaguo (Dr. Carruthors) tho Surgeon for tho wcok, aitor which I10 was disiha...
ACCOMMODATION FOR LADIES. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 25 July 1885
ACCOMMODATION FOR LADIES. ?;.-??? - — — ! TO T1IE EDITOR. ,Sili,— 'I tako, but I surrender,' so says tho Municipal motto. Nobody will disputo that, the- first, part is always carried out, but regarding tho latter thoro is a diversity of opinion. How many humanitarians aro there - among Municipal Councillors, ar public mon, to whom'. tho thought hasncvor occurred to provide conveniences for tlio ladies in our thickly-populated cities anil towns in a moro sensible mannor than is at prosont tho caso. Why, in all conscience, should thoso placos only bo erected for men '! that is_ .more than numbors of suffering ?humanity .- ol' tlio opposito sex can under stand. Aro thoy less human than men? Are tlioy so. strongly .constituted that tlioy can suffer moro ? or is it 011 falso notions Of dolicacy that it is dotormined that tlioy ' should bo punished? -. In. this continual war against nature, how is it possible that tlio dwollors 111 cities 'can hold tlioir own as rogirds health against tho...
Balmain Cottage Hospital. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 25 July 1885
BaBmain Cottaga Hospital. A mooting of tho gonoral coinmitteo in' comioction withVtlio abovo, was hold 111 the Town Hall on Tuosday ovoning. Mr. J. Garrard, M.L.A., oceuiiied tho chair, and thoro , wcro prosent j-Drs. Evans somor, Carruthors; and Evans, -|unr., Aldormon Bums, Bnggs, M'Donald, and Clubb. Mossrs. .John Murray, Ellis Robinson, *S. G. Toogood, J. M'Laughlm, . J. Atkinson, tlio ti'easuror (Mr. J. Tomkms) and tho socrotary (Mr. G. P; Poolo). Tho minutos of tho provious meotinc: having boon road anil confirmed, tho iol lq^ymg roports woro consulcrod : — executive committee. This committco roportcd : — -1. That up to. dato six acoidont easos had boon ad« mittcd into tho hospital. 2. That tho doad-houso and storo»room had boon com plotod. 3, That tho bath-room only- re- quired somo plumbing work to comploto it. 4. That the ball to augmont tho hinds ot tlio Institution was held on Friday, 17th iilstant, at tlio local School of Arts,' and is boliovod to havo boon a financial s...
FRIDAY, JULY 25th. (Before Mr. Addison, S.M.) [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 25 July 1885
Pjiiday, July, 25th. (Boforo Mi-. Addison, S.M.) : - _ Prank Cridlund, drunk and disorderly 111 ? Darling-street, was fined 40s.' or sovon days. Michaol Bany; drunk in Darling-slToet, was lined os;» or Jto.'bd ' detained until tho lismg of tho coiu-t. , Ceciba : Roilly, on- bail, drunk in Elliott streot,'was:fi.ncd'10s. or two days; ' ; . Giirl; Tromor,' drimk in Bcattio-strcot, was fined 20s. ' or: four days.. .Josepn JLhioring,- was. fcummonou. by, Air. James Drow,, (of tlio fum ot Gibbs and 'Co.) for rescuing a horso impounded by tlio plain tiff 111 Incapacity as agent for Stephen Mills, of Broadsfairs-streot. -Tlio ovidonco of ; tho : plamtiff was not sufficiently clour us to tho identity oi:tho horso and tho caso was dis-- missod Patrick O'Roilly . suinmonod ,- James Ghulhs ior £9, wagos duo to I11111. Yordict for 10s. and-^s.' lOil. costs. ^ 1 ? ? ? . 1 John -Willis was suinmonod by Tom Rainj, lusdandlord,. for attoinptmg to. ova do tho payment ot lus ront. Upon ; dofondant pr...
Social Fellowship Association. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 25 July 1885
Social Fellowship Association. Another musical and literary ontortnm mont under tlio uusjncos of tlio abovo as sociation was hold 111 tho Canipboll-sti'cot Presbyterian fecliool-room on Wednesday night, and proved of a vory onjovablo char acter. Duiing. tlio first portion ot tlio enter tainment tlio Boy. Mr. C'osli prosidod, and afterwards Mr. John Jurkland officiated as Chairinan. Tho various solos, instrumental and vocal, wero rondorod acc.uratolv . . imil' sweotly as regards tlio : latter, - wlnlo tlio cliornsos by tho choir, undor tlio lciulorslnp oi Mr. A. Bowon, woro sung in a. stvlo wlucli roflectcd credit 011 all concerned, Tlio rocitations, stump spoechj and reading woro also voiy interesting and amusing, bomg i ar abovo tlio nvora go. - llio toll owing was tho jirogrammo, and 11s ovoiytlnng Avont so smoothly it would bo- invidious 011, our part to parfcieulnnso nnj' mombors Part I. Chorus, ' Happy Poasants,': Choir; I11 striimental Splo, Miss Ilarloy ; Solo, ' Lot 1110 'li...
Odds and Ends. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 25 July 1885
Odds and Ends. Hens may be a littlo backward as regards laying eggs, but thoy never fail to como to the scratch where flower-beds arc con cerned. Says an oxporioneod bachelor Tho bost. thing to tako when you go to kiss a pretty girl — tako time. Tlio more you tako the better she likos it.' Faith healing is making groat ? progress in Ballaint. A liouso father tlioro has cured his son by the laying on of hands. Tho boy was afflicted with a strong aversion 4. ? .1 ',1 A little boy's grief on being refused per mission to attend a circus was in part assuaged by tho assurance from his mother that if he would dry his tears he might go and seo his father havo a tooth oxtraetod. The following modest statement of a pro fession appears on the walls of a Montreal hotel : — W. Hill, tonsorial artist, physiog nomical hair dresser, facial operator, cranium manipulator, and capillary abrid ges Hair cutting and shaving with ambidexterous facility. ' George, dear,' said a sweet young wife to hor husb...
Lecture at the Congregational School-room. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 25 July 1885
Lecture at the Congregational School-room. ; A lecture was givon by tlio Rov. A. G. Pry at tlio Congregational School- room on ; Tuosday. last. Tho locturo, whiolrwas well' attended; was 0110 of sovoral which Mr; Pry jiroiniscd his Congregation.. upon : his -re- turn from England, and tho sub-|cot,clio.son, ' Pictures iilong tlio liomoward routo,' was: ono -j with which - Mr. , Pry, ? wa s ? naturally 1 familiar.-. Wo woro a littlo- -mystified by tlio- '^j'llabus,' ^milted on alio admission tickets; wlucli seomod to savour somowliat ot tuo stylo ot tho : ' innocent a Droart ' and wo iwonderod what -'busmoss --tlio:.-' Woolwich Litunt' couldqiossibly have near tlio '.' Gate ot tears.' r Howovor, Mr. -Pry yprovod -by no moans an l' Innocont' abroad it ono may ludgo.irom his account of his oxpononcos, somo ot:whieh proved of , a highly amusing and ontortaming cliaractcr. Tho Woolwich Infant whoso appoarnnoo in tho Rod Sea wo . woro at a loss to account for, tinned out to bo a Tory obes...
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 25 July 1885
FOOTBALL. ; A match botween Balmain and Rcdfern, came off at tho Agricultural Ground last Saturday. Tlioro wcro a groat number of spectators, who apparently evinced much interest in the progress of tho gamo. Play commenced about 3 p.m., and though both teams wero weakoricd by tho absencb 'of Bomo of their host moil, a capital giiiiio : ensued, which aftor being stubbornly' con tested, resulted in a draw, neitlior. sido scoring. For Balmain Creor, li. Cnmororiy ; Yauglinn and Hams played ' woll whilo 'Walker, Clements, j Doyle, Warren and Teller did exccllent scrvico for, Rodfern. J Nelsons y. Waverloy.— -Thoso Clubs mot ; at Wuvei ley Park on: Saturday last for tlio second time this season, but Us , only ten of the Nelsons rolled' up -(soino b'ping absoni through sickness) tho match was rather a sliady affair. The Nolsons niuclv rbgrpttcd the loss of tho services .of ?''their' '' worthy; Captain (R. FrasorJ. i'S. 'Cosh was, elcctcd in his stead and -proyod ii good all round captain....
Household Recipes. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 1 August 1885
E-touseSsoJd Recipes. .Calves' feot prepared in this way aro ox collont for breakfast or lunch. Cook tho( feet in salt arid water with two bay leaves-, and two clove's until they, are qiiito . soft. Eomovo tho bones, and chop tho moat fine,1 and mix: it with a rather.: thick i batter; t Piy f inismall cakcs in.hot drippings oi^buttor. ? ?A lunch or tca-cako mado by this rocipo : is very good. - One cup of sugar,- a pieco of butter tho size of-an. egg, two cups of milk, two %gs, ono . quart of flour, two toasiioon fiils of baking powder, and one toaspoonf ul of. salt. Bake' in a good oven, and oat hot. This.cako must bo broken, not out. . , ? i . A ; nico' omolotto may bo made in this way B_eat Jtwo oggs . vory light, add a cup ; of milk; two. tablospoonfuls of finolychop ped boiled ham, a heaping toaspoonful of onion . and ?: ono of parsley, both mincod. ?Mix well, and pour: into a hot frying-pan, m wlncli a bit oi butter has .been molted, and let it fry _iv delicate brown. , ?r 'v ...
The Story Teller. A STORM IN A STEWPAN. [SOCIETY.] [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 1 August 1885
The Story Teller; A STOEM IN A STEWPAK , [society.! Madame de Caramel's School of Cookoiy had proved a groat success in Bcxbury, and much, satisfaction was folt at her an nouncement that the course of lessons ?would be ropeatcd. It was not her usual custom to remain moro than three months in any town, hut ns mimerous pupils had beon refused for want of space, sho allowed herself to he prevailed upon to do so, and' ?2. ? ? £!.1 ? i.1__ ? 11 ? ? 11. was uuiiiiuumiiy u.-ypueujii LH.U. Lin; iivw series would he well supported by a fresh contingent of learners. ? ? * There could bo no doubt about madamo's qualificationsasateacher. Sheprofossedher self a pupil of the South Kensington School; and, while modestly ascribing her skill chiefly to that institution, still did not con ceal that sho had been initiated into notable mystorios and given priceless recipes by ' chefs' in great Prencli housos whero she was in tho habit of visiting. Sho talked often of her numerous friends in Prance, 'bu...
THE LATE "CABINET PUDDING." [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 1 August 1885
THE LATE ' CABINET - PUDDING.' Of Gladstone jam and Harcourt saucc an ounce, A spoonful add of Dilke's unrivalled bounce, A dozen of Trcveli an's finest gushes, A pound of Bismarck's scorn and England's blushes, ? ? ? Of affidavits false a bundle take, ' l'u' ?'''-*' Of indecision half a hogshead pour; . r , - Of indiscretion take the same and more; Of milk and water, wcak;.take firkins six, With half a pint of brag and bluster mix ; . Then let Lord Granville take the whole and ' stir it, , , .. ; ? ; . Shunning, like poison; the least drop of spirit — A daintier dish has never yet been seen, To oCt before tho people or the Queen.
THE OLD WAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 1 August 1885
THE OLD WAYS. The courting days are past, wife, -? , Tho days of love's first spring ; ' ' Those things can never last, wife, - ; ; Which made our young hearts; sing ; The old, old songs arc sung, wife,; :j '.Which made our heartsso glad, ; ?\Wicn you and 1 were yo'u'ng, wife, 'v.. And love was all we had. ? We thoii were rich in heart, wife, V And poor in all beside, ? - ' Wc chose the better part, wife, When you became my bride ; Now we can boast of gold, love, . . And all that gold can buy, ? ' When, you and I are old love, .. t 1 . And death is drawing nigh. ...'.. But still our hearts arc young, wife, And my heart beats for tlicc, The old songs still arc sung, wife, Though in a minor key. We're rich in point of gold, . wife, . But richer still in love ; We have a, treasure hero below, - ? And one in heaven above. .? — J. B. Cluttcrbuck. ' '
Poetry, A NIGHT IN JUNE. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 1 August 1885
Poetry, . ? A NIGHT IN JUNE. From the Fiiench of Victor Hugo. ? In summer, whon the day has fled, the flowers around, Spread o'er the plain a soothing oslour sweet ; With closed eyes, nnd ears half open to each sound, Sleep reigns but lightly 'neath the summer heat. The stars are purer, and tho shadows seem more clear ; A vague, low light tinges tho dome on high ; And the soft dawn, deeming its rising ever near, Seems all the night to linger neath the' sky. —From ' Quiet -War Scencs, Poems, nnd Trans lations,' by James Baker.
A PERRY FOR IRON COVE. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 1 August 1885
A PERRY EOR IRON COYE. Thanks to the . persovoranee of Mr. M. A. II. Fitzhardinge, and tho influence of .Aldorman Briggs and othor gontlomen, tlioro is at last some possibility of a ferry boing established to ply on the waters of Iron Cove. It will bo seen by reference to tho Council proceedings, reported elsowhero, that tho first named gentleman wrote to, and has virtually gained the sanction of tho Council for the uso of the wharfs bv the Company for something like twelve months free of charges. The rent of the wharfs has beon hold up as a barrier to the running of ferryboats round tho covo by the enterprising (?) Balmain Ferry Co. for somo time time past, although they had no need to consider it as such, for the Council offered them tho wharfs on tho samo terms two years ago. Wo are very much in clined to endorse Alderman Buchanan's remarks that tho company liavo not shown much of the spirit of enterprise in tho matter. Howevor, the question of bottor communication has beon broug...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 1 August 1885
W. SOCLES, 1 (From Delarue, Sydney,) ? Practical Watchmaker & Jeweller, BEGS to inform th£, BALMAIN residents that he has, rccCiveil a large consignment of Jcwollory, ' etc.,. Latest Novelties, ' and is offering them at; Absurdly Low Prices. ?Watches and Clocks Cleaned and Repaired on the ? Shortest Kotioe. — 1 — ? i ? ? ? ? 1 Note the Addkess — r . 'iOcs/E'Xlaa.g'' Street, - . Opposite Unity Hall Hotel, near Mori -streot- ' Balmain Observer sold. ' . B. HATTON, lE'rod.'ULce ^erolia-rLt ? . and ? ? ?- : 233E3JSOC.JES3FS., 1 i Dahling-stkeet,.West.' ? BEST brands of Butter. 'Cheese, and Bacon, ? always in-stock. Family Orders respect fully solicited and delivered' at the' Lowest Cash Pricc. ? ' ? - l£evey 8c Scott i ng, WOOD & GOAL MEE0HA1ITS, - Booth-st., Bamaix East, . Next to Fire Brigade Station. : A LL ORDERS forwarded to .A , Smith, Jr. 1. 'jeweller, Darling - road, west;; Lid diard ' Brothers, Bakers, Darling - road ;? Harris. ? Rownti'ce-strcct ; Hi Short;, Bu...
BALMAIN COTTAGE HOSPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 1 August 1885
BALMAIN COTTAGE HOSPITAL. Wei would , remind our readers that the 'formal' 'opening ' of the Balinain Cottage Hospital takes place at 3.30 this uftomoon. Tho. ceremony, it will be remombered, was postponed from last Saturday in conse quence of the death of Sir George Wigram Allen. It wouldbe alw.ost superfluous to pre dict that, weather permitting, tlioro will be a largo attendance of residents of the dis trict, and those, interested in this and kindred institutions. The Hospital, which has for its object so philanthropic a work, and which must perforce provo a boon' to every class of tho community, naturally commends itself to the approval of overy ono who desires the saving of human life, and the. alleviation of human suffering. Sir Alexander Stuart is to perform the 'opening ceremony, arid he will no doubt be well supported by membors of the Ministry and by our Parliamentary representatives and aidormen of tho borough. We venture to. remind our readers that tho Balmain Cottage Ho...