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CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 11 November 1893
C R I K E T. - The wicket was in good order on Saturday last, the threatening rain having kept off, when the Juniors paid a visit to Digger's Rest, and shortly after their arrival lost the toss to the home team. Consequently. Alick Gillon and Walker took the wood, and \VWash and Bert Eadie the leather. In the former's first over Alick hit what lihe considered a single but Walker failed to reach his crease. The umpire was ap pealed to, and the decision was given against the batsman. lMurphy filled the vacancy. Walsh in his next over scattered Alick's stumps with a beauty 2-0--0. Lines joined \lurphy at the wickets but the latter was not, how ever, destined to make a big score, for, after scoring 2 off Jim Walsh, he was cleaned bowled with little Berts first ball E. Whelan took the vacant crease bu' Walsh in the first ball of his over to th," batsman secured ano'her wicket. 4-0 -4. With such men as A. Gillon and t,. Whelan out, matters did not look any too bright for the home team. J....
MODERN PROGRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 11 November 1893
MODERN PROGRES5. The nineteenth century has already seen the production of many scientific invention which are the outcome and demands of the age, such as floating palaces, great engineering feats. colossal structures, electric motors, and •mumberless contrivances which tend to makr the old fashioned days we read of s m; what .f a laughing stock to us of the pr,-sent day; so that commiun sense ridicul-s the conscr vative idea, and tie theory hell by somt (with due respect to arch:eulogists) even now that what was good enough for their fore fathers is still good enough f ,r them. \Vhil. staying a day or two in Melbourne (er roure for London on a holiday), I had an oi,i.,r. tunity of witnessing the go-ahead charalte: .f hhe city man. and some of the institurtlon tmongit which I saunterel, in order to b prp- red to answer any questions which :nii;ht ? put to me:by the Londoner, who is from all accounts, sally ignorant of the com nercial imp ,rtance of Melb sine arnd th, mntipoleo itt g...
HAVOC OF A WOMAN'S GLANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 11 November 1893
. HAYOO OF A WOMAN'S GLANCE. SShe was a piquant little octoroon, with a: pretty face and stylish attire. As she ~arted from the curb at a busy 'junction tiar' the Brooklyn City fall she gave a" pert glance at a well-dressed coloured man T who happened to halt beside her, and he turned to cross the street, too. The girl reached the oppos:te curb just as the man reached the middle of the street, and as sho turned to- walk on she gave anoth.ýi roguish glance-and a toss of her head azid hurried out of sight. The mau's attention was attrahid to the girl, and he failed. to note a swiftly approaching trolley 'car until it' nearly ran hids down; then lhe msde a' wild leap which would iave' dbhe credit to a circus clown, and landed on tha curb on his hands and knees. A heavy twc:libr5e team was comaing: i" the ither daiectibn; the drivers attention ' was attracted from his horses to the antic ofE the man,- and one of them slipped and : twent down on its knees. A ter- yards' behind the team w...
GRAVE AND GAY. PARTING GIVES PAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 11 November 1893
GRAVE AND GAY. PARTING GLVES PAIN. It was 5 p.m. and George Montgomery h?id been spending the afternoon with - sweet Lillian Luray. " Good-bye, darling," he said, fondly, as they stood at the' doobr " Good-bye, George," she murmuredd; nestling her head in the timo-hbnboured place. " Good-bye." " Good-bye." ' ,icma " In every parting, dearest, there is ' the image of death," he whispered, holeii`. her closo and kissing her passionately, - " and we.msy never meet again." "Oh, George, darling," she said, cling ing to him alihostfleroely.' "' Who kn6ws, my own, what' may haoiej-1 between this-hour and when we meet" again P.? " Oh, George, my love, say that you iill come baokto me-to your own littlelovin" Lillian. "George ?'the saine beautifiif: ad br?ave George you have always been.' " Tru' me, Lillian, darling; trust yoeur George." " On,darling," she said, strong ini the faith ivhicli womd' Hiave, " I do trust jroc6 How could 'love you so if I do not ?" and"3 she kissed'him fondly. " T...
A DAY'S DOINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 18 November 1893
A DAY'S DOINGS. As I passed a mountain chbin of the better ,lass. away off in the Cumberland ridges, one morning, I noticed around it a lot of people atlired in their Sunday-go-to-mietia' clothes, awith a waggon drawn by a pair of mules at the rate. "What's going on ?" I asked of a man in the waggon. "Ols, man Bilgar's funeral," he replied.. "When did he die ?" 'Las' night; been sick a o ig time; never no good when he was well; leaves a widder and one gal ; th y run the place ; it be'ouged to the widder afore she married him; the ca' was her'n, t,); b iryin' takes place in htlf an hour ; we air here out of respecks to the wilder " The man knew me or he would never have told me that much, short of an hour's gqestioning, and perhips not then. Having urgent bu=ines1 five miles farther on. I de clined his invitation to remain and rode away. About four o'clock in the afternoon I pacssd the house on my way baik, and the crowd was still there, but the waggon was gone, My frien: of the morn...
MOTHER'S PIES. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 18 November 1893
IOTHER'S PIES. I've toiled and tried and worried,' I've gone the cook-bocks thr~m~ h, Till my brain is tired and flurried, And my bands and Fatienca, too. P've had the best instruction From the ablest cooks in town, And my pirs are crisp and dainty And delicately brown, But apples, mince, or meat pies, Of any form or shade, Are nothing to my husband Like the pies his mother ma'e. So I'll give the struggle over, And throw my pride away, But as sare as I'm a mother I'll be avcnee I some day. 3Iy bonnie lads are growing, And they'll not be afraid To tell their future spouses What , s f~:ir mother made. Advice is like counterfeit money. NMost p p!e are ready enough to part wl:h it, bu: none care to take it,
ECONOMY IN BRUSHES. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 18 November 1893
EOON*OMY IN BRUSHES. One of the most uieful articles in the house is a brush made of gold hair. If properly cared fa.r it will lest for years, but biy only the best kind with the hair sired into the back, The cbeap brushes lave the hair glued in and will not stand water. E ven the stove brush should bV of th beat, 4hether for use outside or insije. Choose one with a snort handle and it will clean.out every bit of dust from every nook and cranny. Stove ovens should bhave ths soot and dest brushed out every day.
SECRET INVENTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 18 November 1893
SECRET INVENTIONS. -'Some of the most valuable inventions in the world have never been patented, and , are kept as asecret process," says Thomas A. Edison. "Take stub steel. It is need all over the world for making certain kinds of fine springs We use several hundred dollars' worth of it here in this laboratory every year, and it i3 a regular article of commeroe. And yet there are.only tw) or three people in zxis tence who know how stub steel is m?de. It is made by one family in England, where the secret has been handed down from generation to generation. That secret has made the fortune of that family. The dyeing of sealskins -i4 another secret. Sealskins can be dyed at only one plsace in the world, Lcndon; where alone the secret is known. It was originally discovered by an 'Ainerican, a: Vermont man; who went to England, and the secret has been kept there ever since. Thousands of dollars have been expended in this country in trying to dye sealskins, but without avail. In many of o...
MR. BIGLER'S FENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 18 November 1893
MR. BIGLER'S FENCE. I had just arrived in a nountain town on the Cumberland River, and after supper walked around to Ece it. On i.s edge I found a very nice frame house, well p .intet an I in good condition generally, but with a strong poet and rail fence around it. It seemed so inappropriate that I stopped to look further and as I did s" a man came up the street to the norncr where I stood. "Whose house is that ?" I inquired, afthr saluting him. " Purty nice place, ain't it ?" he answered. "Very, but I don't see why he has that kind of a fence around it, whoever he is." " It's J )hn Bigler's." " Well," I IaugheJ, " why did John put up that sort of a fence '7" "John's puckuliir," he said, fllhng into my familiar manner, 'tabout feace3; When he got the hau=e built he had a nice palin' fence put with a gate to matchb, and it looked slicker'n a hiipp-ry elm poultice, but John iseter come hNme nights s) drunk he couldn't find the gate, and when he clam the fence he got fast ter the pali...
WHAT DODGES ! [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 18 November 1893
WHAT DODGES! By means of cleverly worded advertise ments or alluring prospectuses, the man with more wit than principle -lives very comfortably at the expense of honest folk. One of the latter class recently heard that a certain firm would give one hundred and thirty-five useful household articles in re turn for one dollar and the names of ten persons to whom catalogues could be sent. tie sent the money, and received by return mail one hundred and thirty-five sewing needles, worth in all aboct twenty-five cents. Even the consignee had to acknow ledge that each one of the one hundred and thirty-five needles was a "useful household article," but he felt he had been swindled and made the "matter public. 'lids scheme, which apparently does not come directly under the law governing the obtaining of money under false pretences, recalls several others of a similar nature. One of the most barefaced and at the same time, one of the most alluring offers, was made several years ago by a pictur...
THE LADIES' COLUMN. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 18 November 1893
THE :LADIES' COLUMN. Although msny have predicted that the wide skirts would no longer be popular, still the'new styles show no diminution in this respect, being. quite as "wide, and in some instances even wider than those seen uip to the present. The crinoline, used as an. inter-lining, is still being continued, and is a great improvement to all full skirts. It is not the stiff unyielding fabric known by the same name in the days of our grandmothers, but merely a moderately fine muslin that has been stiffened. Silk frills around the inside of the skirt or sometimes ruffi ts, are to be seen in all the new skirts. Some of those for evening wear are trimmed with one, two, or even. three frills of lace round the inside, instead of the silk. Skirts with many gores have been introduced, though it is evident that they are not favoured to any extent, except for narrow-width goods. Some skirts are made in two or three tiers, each tier being cut separately, and in some having a seam only in ...
A NEAT SWEEPING CAP. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 18 November 1893
A NEAT SWEEPING CAP. ' To make a sweeping cap, take a circle of c mbric or silesia 18 iunhcs in diameter. Make a casing an ,inch from ,the edge and ran in a piece of thin elastic. Draw up to fit the head and:fasten. The edge may be pinked all around.or bound with a contrast ing color. Aside from wearing this when sweeping, use it when cooking or baking ; also when taking care of butter. Its advan tsges are manifest and its .aintiness d-tracts nothing from the handsome appearance of the wearer.
ENCOURAGE TALENT IN CHILDREN. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 18 November 1893
ENCOURAGE TALENT IN -CHILDREN. Nearly every ciild is endowed by nature with a faculty or aptitude for some special work, varying as the temperaments and in dividualities differ in each member of the family. It is here that-the fine discernment and discriminating judgment of the parents Should be exercised to ovokc talent, to en courage and foster its manife3tation by every means calculated to briLg it to perfection. Is it musical ability ? Then see to it that the patient drudgery of daily practice is honestly performed by personal swpervision, for it is natural in: children to shirk labor. Whatever the bent-3ven if opposed to the parent's desires-if decidei talent or skill is evinced, it should be cultivated in a prac tical manner for contingent practical neces sities,
THE HOME CIRCLE. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 18 November 1893
THE HOME CIRCLE. AMOURETTES.-Steep some neatly-shaped slices of bread without crust in a custard of erg, milk, and a little sugar well beaten todether. Fry to a golden brown, and serve. ROAST LOIN OF VEAL -This joint should b3 served with the kidney attached and with plenty of far. It will not require stuffing and should be treated like a loin of mutton. R member, however, that in roasting verli you should allow at least twenty minutes for c ich pound weight. COLCANNON.-Take some boiled potatoes and cut them into very small pi ees ; boil a cabbage till it is quite tender, and cut it into pieces the same siz-e as thepotato. Mix these tw- together, sprinkle the mixture with plpper ani salt, and fry in dripping until the potato begins to take a brownish tinge. Serve heaped up in a vegetable dish. CHOCOLATE BLANc - MANGE. - Blanc mange may be male firm by the use of gela= tine, corn-flour, or arrowroot. The cheapest of these thickenings is corn-flour, but arrow root is the most delicate...
NEWS AND NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 18 November 1893
NEWS AND NOiES. Mr A. F. Daniel, secretary and en gineer to the Bulla Shire Council, who has been laid up with rheumatism for the last: three months, is, it affords us pleasure to notice, " up aiid doing" again. He is very wseak yet, but with care should shortly obtain his usual health. 'Mr Daniel performed his official duty at the meeting of the council on Thursday. On Monday evening at the Sunbury Society of Christian Endeavourers' gathering, Mr G. Foster treated his listeners to a short but entertaining and instruotive lecture on "u punctuality." The "' Hill" monthly dance takes place .next Thursday even.ng. The Macedon correspondent of the Woodand Star writes :-The Village Settlers aite pushing on well at the 100 acre block. They have planted straw= berries, currants, raspberries, and several other kinds of small fruits, as well as potatoes, Thci'e are also several slab huts on the way to completion. They are all built on the same plan, and contain two rooms tibout 12ft., by 44f...
THE BITER BITTEN. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 18 November 1893
STHE BITER BITTEN. The folio wing amusing story is told by a man who attempted to play a practical joke, but was nonplu?sed in a very unexpected way. He says ' I am very particular about fastening the doors and windows of my house. I do not intend to leave them open at night as an in vitation to burglars to enter. Yoli see. I was robbed once in that way, and I never mean to be again; so when I go to bed I like to be sure that every door and window is securely fastened. Last winter my wife hired a bit, strong country girl, and the new.comer was very careless about the doors at night. Oc two or three occasions I came down stairs, to find a window up or the back door unlocked. I cautioned her, but it did no good. I there fore determined to frighten her. I got some false whiskers, and ne night, about eleven o'clock, I crept down the back stairs to the kitchen where she was. She had turned down the gas msd was in her chair by the fire, sound asleep, as I could tell by her breathing; but ...
HE WAS A FATHER ! [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 18 November 1893
SHE WAS--A FATHER I He was .an old man, bent and gray. In. spite of his unkempt appearance and his poor fa.ted elo:hes there - was'a.certain bobility in his face that could not but atti act the casual observer. He- sat in the. ante-room of the police court; together with a score of other prisoners. Upon his knees he held a little girl, whose nncared-far appearance could not h'ide her childish prettiness. She leaned against his breast, and on her head there fell no,v and th n a great tear. " What 'oo tryin' for, popper.? the little girl would cay, when some of these tears c-ept b-yond her tumbled curls and down ier.forehead. -E en the sottish c owd about them grew respectful. The two were so y atTietic. F,naily the man's name was called an1 he appeared beforc the: judge. - He stated his case. The charge was some minor off ince. Jnst then the little girl, who had began to rvalise that' her -father was in danger, crept near. The judge caught tight of her. The bhild crept up in spite of...
"TAKING" THE BUD. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 18 November 1893
"T TAKING THE BUD. If the selection of the growths at the '" first break" was a ditficulty to the be ginner; very much more so will he find the " taking of the bu.'" I cannot now do better than giie the remarks of 'Mr Edward 1Molyneux in his excellent work, -' Chtysaiithenunis and their Culture." On this item he says :-" If there is one detail in the cultivation of the chrvyan t.hemum for large blooms that is of ut re importance than any other, it is taking the buds." Some persons may think this means pinching off the fiower buds, but this is not so ; it is removinlg of the ecowth sho)ts which fori aroitad the flower bud in the fronds of the branches (Similar to that which caused the -first break.'--W.S.) Thlse are taken off, thus throw';no the whole strength, so to speak, into the developument of the bud r, tained. (At the fi:-st 'break' the bud was taken away, the growths selected ; now it is the reverse proces .-W.S.) Experi-nce with the different \'arietios will only thorouighly...
THE CULTIVATION OF THE CHRYSANTHEMUM. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 18 November 1893
TkE CULilVATION OF THE C- HRYSAN rHEMUM. jt ii i . S.tiTi, fI:ddell's Greek.) Let sti?lt' straight posts, say 3 x 3, be driveri firmly into the centre of the tienclhe., aliolit every tcn feet, and let the poists Sr.iIdt frout the soil to the tttop; aront .5 cear on the first, or most ettltern ro, (Ift on the second, and 74 clear on the thiFd (supposing three rows ard nripde); for reasons that will be sh6on hlii:eafter A wire-ordinary fencing wire--· h iihld be stretched from post to post atid ddcuirely fixed after straining the santei and this wire placed directly in a line above the plants in the rowi, The first wire shou!d be about 12 inches froni the ground, and others one foot apart upward. This will form the wire trellis to train the plants upon. When the plants have grown six inches place a neat' stake to each, about 24 inches long, and tie the plant to it and the stake secured to the first wire of the trellis. This will guide the plant into position, and protect it from wind ...