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COLOURING WOODS. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 8 January 1914
COLOURING WOODS: A special treatment of native woods for use in the better grades of furni ture has been tried with success inl Germany. Freshly-cut birch, oak, elm, pine, or spruce is buried in earth mixed with lime and other materials, and left for from three to five months. A remarkably find:colour is imparted to the wood, so that it can be used without painting or .staining, and after this treatment it has practically no tendeney to shrink or swell. --,.,°?
NOTES BY THE WAY [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 8 January 1914
OTES BY THE WAY ---+- By' "Observer." Complaints have appeared in the metropolitan papers of. the ofllicious and ostensive action of some coiistables in the city when enforcing the "move on" regulation. It is said that they inform respectable citizens in a need lesly brusque and uncohth manner that they must not linger in conversa tion, and sometimes give them a sor:t of half shove, or at anyrate place a hand on their shoulder, to lend force to their injunction. The complaints appear in the main well founded, and snould at once receive the attention of the CLief Commissioner. Touching a person under such circumstances is quite uncalled for, and is eminently calculated to provoke resentment. It is suggestive of arrest, and naturally people do not like to feel "the hand of the law" on thenm-especially when they have not committed any offence. At the same time in justice to the po lice, 1 must say that the way some of the young dudes congregate at the "Puppy's Corner" in Collins street...
OUR CONTEMPORARIES "FOOTSCRAY ADVERTISER." [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 8 January 1914
OUR CONTEMPONR?RIES "FOOTSCRAY- ADVERTISER." The subjoined, from' the "Footscray Advertiser," is illustrative of how a. council may be allowed, by councillors, to go to financial "pot." It is .also probably iliuminative as to how the Esseondon smunicipality's £13,0ut) over draft plus its u..paid swoop of accounts in the first weec of June eveo:tuates. Works must be done wiislin tue esti mate if municipal safety and solvency be in the count at all. If all public works were done "within" the esfa mate, many of the suburban councils would not be in the present precarious S"pickle" '(financially) that they are. However, let tlhe "Footscray Adver tiser" hold forth: ;La ;conducting thleir business. the local council is very careful to obtain estimates of cost before ordering worke to be done. That is proper. But the precaution thus taken is subsequently obtained, to show whether any par ticular work was executed for the es timated price. Recently tenders were called for a . bathing house ...
FIGHTING THE PLAGUE. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 8 January 1914
FIGHTING THE PLAGUE. The authorities of the Dutch East Indies are continually fighting the dan ger of the plague; which threatens the .ommUinities, especially in the harbour towns, where rats from the incoming vessels spread the disease germs. Dr. Pijl Government physician for the - harbour of Soerabaja, has now found that a mixture of petroleum and soap, applied ;freely to' the localities where the rats swarm; will effectively destroy their fleas, and with- them thel plague bacilli. This new.,disinfectanit is cheaper and more effioacious than carbolic acid.
Man's Leg Twice Broken. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 8 January 1914
Man's Leg Twice Broken. A man named William Taylor, -19 years of age, an implement maker. living at Lee street, Fleington, met with a painful accident on Monday. He was driving a? pony jinker along Lancefield road in company with a man named J. Elder, when the pony took fright at an approaching train and shied. ,Taylor was thrown out, and his leg was broken in two places. The train, which was composed of an engine and a couple of trucks, stop ped and conveyed the injured man to Roomsey. Ho was subsequently taken to Lancefield Junction and tlenco to the Melbourne Hospital, whero le ar rived at 1.1·3 p.m., nearly 7 Ihours af ter the accident. The extent of his ininry was ascertained by Dr. J. B. Griffiths, andl hle was then taken bh ambfiliance to the Alfred Hospital, as accommodation at the central institu tion was overtaxed.
Essendon District Scottish Society. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 8 January 1914
Essendon District Scottish Society. The first concert for the New Year will be held on Thursday, 15th Jan. To give the opening night a good seiid off, it is hoped there will bo a large attendance of the nmembers. A good entcrtainment is anticipated from the following:--liss Minniie Paton, Miss Florrie Gordon, Mr. W. Harry, Mr. Will Sandoe, the celebrated Bush Har monists, and a reel party of Mr. Geo. Hay's pupils. Misses Paton and Gor don are well known and appreciated, and the newcomers are top-notchers. Particular mention may be made of the Bush Harmonists, who in their -uique- maictal-nct,--hav'- made theim selves famous. Mr. Will Sandoe is credited with being able to make you laugh, and in so doing fulfil his part. The new books will be ready for the members, and it is particularly de sired that they be speedily taken up.
The State Premier. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 8 January 1914
The State Premier. The Hon. WV. A. Watt, although he had to face a storm of personally-di rected interjections, made by three or four political opponents, had an ex cellent hearing at Essendon on Mon day evening, and with the exception of a thin sprinkling, the meeting was wholly with him. For a whole hour the meeting was interrupted by a few dissentients, who evidently went there for the purpose of dissenting. It is about time that a law regarding inter rupting public meetings was put into force rigidly. When a Labor meet ing is being addressed by a Labor can didate, a fair hearing is allowed, and there is no disturbance made by those of opposite political views. But such is not the case when a Liberal candi date speaks. None who feel their cause right need countenance the in terrfuption of a public meeting by any of their followers. However, AMr. Watt so frequently "scored? off the interrupters that they afforded some amusement, notwithstanding their un fair tactics in trying to g...
MR. R. HARPER'S RETIREMENT POLITICAL SERVICES RECOGNISED. PRESENTATION AT HANGING ROCK. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 8 January 1914
MR. R. HARPER'S RETIREMENT t POLITICAL SERVICES RECOG-. NISED. t PRESENTATION AT HANGING ROCK. t A political career extending over 34 years-22 years in the Victorian-Par- I liament and 12 years in the House of Representatives--was concluded by Mr. Robert Harper last year, when on the extinction of the constituency I of Mernda he lost his old seat, and his active connection with politics ceased. A little ceremony was conducted on the Hanging Rock racecourse on New Year's Day as an expression of appre ciatioli by some of his old constituents of MIr. Harper's services as their re presentative. During .an interval be tween races MIr. Harper's supporters, to the number of two or three hun dred, gathered round a?platfornm under the trees, and expressed appreciation of Mr. Harper's efforts on their be half and regret at his retirement. He rwas then presented with an albumicon2 -?tt?rl-ri'iv ne"~yeLtsol, woitien-ic anti Gisborne subdivisions of 'Mernda, which subdivisions were all represent...
Unlawful Assaults and Insulting Words. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 8 January 1914
Unlawiul Assaults ana insuiutLIn Words. Daniel Gallagher v. Charles Scatch ard, charge that on 15th December he unlawfully assaulted complainant, al so that he threw a stone at him, as saulted him and used insulting words. Mr. J. J. Carroll, for complainant, said there were five charges laid on 15th and one on 20th December. Mr. D. C. Levy for defendant. All five charges were heard together. Daniel Gallagher deposed to Mr. Carroll, that he was a builder. De fendant agreed to buy a house from witness, paid £4 deposit, and signed a document. Saw accused on 11th December. Ho was to lodge £26 even tually. Defendant then appeared to go off his bargain and defendant's bro ther demanded the £4 back. Defen ant left. On Monday defendant cal .led witness a - mongrel. Two other men were inspecting the house, with a view to purchase, and defend ~t'saida-ho .could ispoii the sale. Mr. ecl thein roun-d. ScathliF-ar-d pick?i-e up a chisel and tried to force the door. At the window accused threat e...
To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 8 January 1914
To the Editor. Sir,-In regard to your remarics about wandering cows, I beg leave to make a few remarks. Firstly, I pos sess a cow, which I paddock. Of course, there is little or no feed in the paddock. Therefore, I feed it at home morning and night. 'l'i cow is a great help, supplying my fam ily with milk and cream. But I would like to point out that it is not people wiho possess a single cow who are creating this muoh-complained of nuisance, but owners of dairy herds, who sell milk, and compete with res pectable dairymen who own land, and do not make a grazing area of our streets. Thanking you in anticipa tion. Yours, etc., LAOTIS. A Scotsman the other day entered a first-class restaurant and ordered a lamb cho r...a.1_ _am- -.dela.r tlP 1'eC= .?-:t-L 4 ... Ir- I say, shouted t e Scotsman. I or dered a chop. Yes sir, there it is. The Scot leaned down. Oh, so it is he replied looking at it more closely. I thought it was a crack in the plate. ,--bbri- Little Manuel: Fader, I vant to ...
WANDERING COW NUISANCE To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 8 January 1914
WANDERING COW NUISANCE -----+- To the Editor. Sir,-In your last issue there are some excellent suggestions for abolish ing the wandering cow nuisance, which is still very had. It is really too bad that, after perhaps years of nursing, a hedge is ruined by the wandering cow plague. Only last week, at Aberfeldie, I noticed several wandering cows, one of which took a fancy to a pittosporum hedge. The cow reached a distance of over five feet, and nipped the branches. As the day was a sweltering one, part of this once beautiful hedge figuratively bled to death. Then, again, those wandering cows are making the footpaths unsightly and dirty. Surely, it is time the coun cil made a more stringent bye-law than the one at present in force. Yours; etc., FAIRPLAY.
BOWLING THE McCRACKEN TROPHY. ESSENDON, 96. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 8 January 1914
BOWLING - THE McCRACKEN TROPHT. rr :;:-.: ·~ . ESSENDON, 96 W: F. Stephens, 'Woods, Cox, Tay lor ............ ... ... . ... 27 Touzel, Showers, . G. Stepheos, Beard, Box, Weare, Russell ...... 19 Bowtell, Hamilton, Barrie; Riley 21 M?OONEE PONDS, .88. Cohen, Gerrard, Eastwood, Young 15 Bennet, Tatterson Swift, Dowlan 19 Parker, Cockerell, Fitzgerald, Smith ......... ......... ... 33 D'avie, F. Young, Collings, Maple stone ....... .......... .....21
A 44 HOURS' WEEK. MAYOR FAILS TO FIND A SECONDER, AND DROPS WITHOUT DISCUSSION. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 8 January 1914
A 44 HOURS' WEEV4. MAYOR FAILS TO FIND A SECONDER, AND DROP,; WITH OUT DISCUSSIOI. Mayor Page presided at the last meeting of the Town Council for 1913 held on December 23. One of the chief items of interest was the mayor's motion regarding a 44 hours' week for municipal employees. In moving the motion, which came on late in the night, the mayor said his proposal was in the following terms:-"That this council reduces the hours of labor of its employees from 48 to 44 hours per week, to com mence from January 5, 1914." He contended that this was a very different motion from the one which he had last moved. Some of the councillors had suggested .on the last .occasion that lie had endeavoured to place them in a hole. If that wdie the case, then he himself would surely bo in a greater hole, seeing that he was the mover of the motion. Con tinuing, the Mayor said the majority of tha public were not educated at the present time up to a 44 hours' week, and it should be the duty of labor coun...
TO A NINE-INCH GUN. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 8 January 1914
TO A NINE-INCH GUN. This poem came to the New York "World" office on a crumpled piece of soiled paper. It was signed "P. F. McCarthy," and the author's address. was given as "Fourth Bench, City Hall Park" : "Whether your shell hits the targetor not, power, We food you a huindred barrels of flour. Each time you roar. Your flame is fed With twenty thousand loaves of bread, Silence! A million hungry men Seek bread to fill their mouths again."
THE HOME BEET JUICE FOR LONG LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 8 January 1914
THE HOME BEET JUICE FOR LONG LIFE. One of the most interesting discover ies of recent 'esearch by the Japanese is the value of the red garden- beet. The Japanese love the beet, and de clare it contains that which will pro duce long life in the human race. They tell us the beet is full of iron and other substances which will act on the human system when adminis tered as a tonic. The beets are cut up and boiled for several hours, when they are removed from the water. Then the liquor is boiled down until it becomes a syrup. This is taken in doses ranging.from a small wineglass to one-half a pint, two or three times a day, usually before the person eats a good meal. This is pionounced by some of the best physicians as one of the most ef fectual tonics that can be taken. SLarge doses (such as a :half-pint at a time) are declared by the Japanese to be a preventative and a cure for gravel of the kidneys and bladder. It should be taken until relief is certain, which is said to come in a few...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 8 January 1914
.......PUBLIC 'NOTICES~"'. JOIN A LIVE FRIENDLY SOCIETY. Ey becomNlu a MEMBER OF COURT ESSENDON, No 7408, Ancient Order of Poresters. NO ENTRANCE PEES. NO LEVIES. World wide Order. Lowect Rate of con tributions from Is id per week. 'oSick Pal, £1 per week. Funeral Benefits, £20 Particulars from members, or W. A. CADWALLADER, See. 9 Ardoob street.. Essendon. BOOT AND SHOE EXPERT. A. G.' E. SMITH 142 PASCOE VALE ED., MOONEE PONDS., Branch Shop at 33 Mt. Alexander road, Ascot Vale (under the management of Mr. Patrick).l Repairs in Up-to date Style at Ioderate Prices. Hand-sewn Work a Speciality. MISS MANNERS,, HAIRDRESSING. Visiting Ladies' Hairdresser, Cutting, Sing In Shampooing Hairwork, Manioure. Face and Scalp assage. Ladies' Comb ings made up. Letters Promptly Attended to. 22 SOUTH STREET. ASCOT VALE. JUST THE "THIN I4 ! THE "IDEAL" HAM. BEEF, AND DAIRY PRODUCE DEPOT. 129 MARIBYRNONG ROAD, ASCOT VALE. These Premises have been opened by MR. E. J. CLARK. as an up-to-date Ham. Beef,...
DUST FOUND AT SEA. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 8 January 1914
DUST FOUND AT SEA. The Hlarmattan is a dry north to east wind that blows in winter on the upper Guinea coast in Africa. While it prevails the air is filled with fine dust. The characteristics of this wind are most easily explained on the sup position that it comes from the Sahara - Desert, and is analogous to the "gibli" of Tripoli. However; the extensive burning of grass which goes on at the harinattan season might account for the remarkable dustiness of the wind. In order to help to elucidate the ori gin of this wind, Captain von See fried, stationed in Togo, has recently collected specimens of harmattan dust with the aid of aspirators and filter tubes. These were examined in Berlin and found to consist mainly of sili ceous fragments of diatoms, indicating a desert origin. Vegetable ash was present, but evidently the burning grass merely intensifies the initial dustiness of the harmattan