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PLEASING EXPERIMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
PLEASTNG EXPERIERNTS. To SrPIZ A PIcEC 75o0 Orr a Core.-In sert ipto a table three pits, upon which place Spiece of money. Upon this place healp of flour of sulphur, and set it on ire. To Masn Lsqum Srzx?.--Leat a piece of steel in the fire to redness; take it with one !hand, out with a pair of pincers; then with tne other hand, present a piece of stick anl ;,hu;r to the steel; as soon as they touch you will perceive the asteel flow like a liquid. AIrITrcm. IGao-roNN.--PcOvide a tin tube that is larger at one end than it is at the other, and in which there are several holes. Fill this tube with powdered resin, and when it is shaken over the flame of a torch, the re Ilection will produce the exast appearanee of lightning. To bMan Fmn Boa. Usna Wira. Take three ounces of powder, of saltpetre one ounce, sulphur vivium three ounes; beat, sift and mix them well together, fill a paste board or paper monld with the composition, and it will burn under water till quite spent. To CAns A BI;nr...
A Budding Breach of Promise Case. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
A Budding Breach of Promise Oase. BY "IOTA" About three years ago, a young gentle mIan of the mature age of 18 whom we will call John Jones, principally because that is not his name, arrived in Melboume co a trip from a remote part of this .olony. Being impressed with everything he saw, he finally decided that the country was only a poor place at the best, and he was nearly sure to make a small fortune in a little while in the city. There are lots of people of John's opinion, but that has nothing to do with us. Acting on impulse John wrote to his elder brother who was a quiet stay-at-home sort of a coot, an nouncing his intention to remain in Town uand stating that the said brother could have the old mare and also a fowling piece which John had won in Bill Smith's raffle, likewise administering a caution to be good to mother and not get too drunk when he visited the nearest township. Aftercharging the'brother with farewell messages to old chuns, john severed his connection with farm...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
BILL OF EXCHANGE. -Sillt-oPflhangenud.Promeismory. Noe~.. Where the amount or value of the ... money for which a bill or note is drawn exceeds £10,000, then for every .£50 of the aimount or value,. : . . and also' for any fractional part of £50 of such amount or value .. 0 1 0 Bill of exchange payable on demand harge able with same duty as a promissory hote ' for same amount. (Embossed stamps must be used,which mlay be obtained at all Post Ofices.) .. :. ,, vEcusrross. 1. Draft or order drawn by any banker in Victoria upon any other buanker in Victoria not payable to bearer or to order, and used " solely for the purpose of settling or clearing any account between stcht baklers.' 2. Letter written by a btniker is Victoria to any other banker in Vtctorill directingthei payment or any sum of tmoney, the same not being payable to bearer or to order, and such , letter not being sent or delivered to the person to lwhom p:aymett is to be made or to any person on his behalll. 3. Letter of c...
MEN WOMEN & Things They Say [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
They Say That p?on?tuality is conspicuous by its ab sence at she business and other meetings Sof the X.M.W. Club. That Dr. Maloney sprained his ankle gettieg oai a tram last s:aturlay evening. That ameeting of electors was held on satur day night to condemn the prificfation of rolls ast. That C. Drake n's at the helm. That the North Melburnmerevision court was held last Monday. That senior cricket will make another bite at the cherry tomorrow. That typhoid is extremely prevalent on the West Australian gold fields. That the Perth hospitals are crowded [out with patients. That Constable McSweaney has taken Con stable Murphy's place at the lotk-up.? That Mr. 3Marphy has severed his connection with the p ulice force. That North will win if the weather will keep fine. That John Gerber says he can hit the wicket at any distance. That Jas. Howlett is very disconsolate. That J.Howlett has never before questioned an umpire's decision (and we believe so). That G. Bean was angry not with himse...
Kings, Lords, and Commons. ENGLISH LESSONS FOR AUSTRALIAN LEARNERS. (Continued.) HOUSE OF GUELPHS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
Kings, Lords, and Commons. ENGLISH LESSONS FOR AUS TRALIAN LEARNERS. [BY "HISTORIcus."] (Continued.) HOUS- OF GUELPHS. George lived in continual turmoil with his son, whom he caused to be created Prince of Wales. It is reported that on the December 24th, 1718, His Majesty signified his pleasure to the peers and peeresses of Great Britaii and Ireland, and to all privy councillors and their wives, that if any of them should go to the cour: of the Prince and Princess of Wales, that they must not attend his court. As a specimen of the feeling of the people towards him, on March 6th a young lad, aged 18, named James Shepherd. was convictedl of high treason, for conspiring the king's death. The young fellow said it was a meritorious act to kill the king, and maintained these sentiments until the last. He was executed at Tybura on March 17th. 1718. Mr. Shippen, member of Parliamnent for Saltash, was sent to the Tower for saying that the king's speech was fitter for the meridian of Germsany...
NORTH MELBOURNE A.N.A. v. ALBERT PARK. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
]oRT MELaoURNiE A.NA. V. ALoERT PA.-RK. The above clubs met to compete for the sight romund of the competition, and as each side had bten beaten once the interest was very keen. - ALBELT FARE. First Innings .. .. t , NORTH MiELEOUNE A.N.A-. First Innings. Crosbie, Wi., b Linnet .. 0 - ian-. C Dobell, b Lirnet .. 13 Smith, c Page , * 25 Orosbie: T.t .. 13 rGoarlay, b Dangerfield .. 14 Crosbie, J. O. 0 Munro, c Searles- b Inet .. O rBhosb.n?, b Buchaun .. 22 Oliwer, not out .. 13 .Daw-on, not out - .. 2 Sundries .. * 6 8 wickets for 90 BOwIso A.ksirs. J. Croswbie .. 66 balls, 45 ns, 3 Swicketo P. Munro .. 54 ,, 23 ,,1 ,, J. Smith .. 30 ,, 12 ,, 1 ,, . Byan .. 21 ,, 16 , 1
ORMOND V. RICHMOND CITY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
O.RMOYD V. RICHMOND CIT. This math resulteda in a win for tho Ormand by?l27 mrnes. The scores being: ORMoND. S ir?st Innings .. .. 190 Se-onad Innings .. .. 190 Grand total .. .. 40 Rc- i coID CITY. leart Innings .. 134 S- Beond innings .. .l Grand total . . .. 253 Far the winners: G. Moore, 53; B. ILeMaster, 47; E. Fox, 47; andW.Peachey, '$ and 16, batted well. H.- Chrystal, 8 wirkelt; and D. Fox, 6 wiciets, bowled- well.
PROMISED TO RECTIFY MATTERS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
PROMJISED TO RECTIFY MATTERS. Some time ago a man was charged in a Frcench ILaw Court with selling adulterated wine. The analytical che:mist who was caltcd to prvc thIe oftenc testified, ipon onath. that.not a: drop.o: grape juice of any kinld Iturilc tart f the noxious compiind sold as wine. The defendant was con dv:nied to lay a heavy fine, vlwhich he paid upotn ihe spt. On leaving the Court House ie s!iui:ght out tihe. chemist. " 'How aul you I tane so positively ti:hat tier was no grape juice whatever in miy wine i~"i he asked. ie'rcaiie," ansserr-d th e nian of science, " trale juices always cau. es the formation of crreali of ailtar, and theri' was no trace of that in your iharrels." " Thank you," was the unblutliinig reply. '" ou will lind solme the next time." Ella: " How did ::our husband propose ?" Josie-" He simply said: ' I have 5,000 dols., and if you don't accept me I'll shoot you.' Oh, how he loves me."- .. Elsie-"I am going to marry the apothe cary." Aggle-'- Oh, how...
DEFINITION OF WEALTH. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
DEFINITION. OF WEALTH. In striving to reac, a hibgher order of life than we hase yet attained to, the first thing needful is that.weo should acquire a know ledge of wlat .ealth rejll. consists of The .exst tllhfgi is that we iihoul reaise the 'part hlich dithe social affecti and hioinesty---the n-liial outcbi?e?' f tilie sobial affection plina. in tle econimiic'relations of mien. A true ldelhition of wiedalth is the possession of the saluable by tile valiant. In other words. thelre is no yeanilithl- but life-life, inclling all its luowers of love. of joy, and of admira tion. That coontry is the most rwe:althy whlichl nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings; thl.t man is the mst. wealthy who, laving perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful illnhence, both per soli:Lly and by ilealns of his possessionr, over the lives of others.-Henry flose.
SMOKING IN CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
SMOKING IN CHURCH. The English, and indeed not a few of the Lowland, readers of Sir Walter Scott's "IHeart of Midlothijn " were beyond men sure, surprised at the description which he gives of the manner in which the Captain of Knockpunder filled and lighted his to bacco pipe, and complacently smoked it during the sermon preached at the ordination of reuben Butler, anti declared that it must be either a gross caricature or at least a very unusual occurence. What would they have thought and fehl if they had witnessed asimilar breach of decorum on the part of the olliciating minister himself, as described by an eminent Profess;or in one of the Scot lish Universities, who was an eye-witness of the scene? In thecourse of a tour through the IIighlands, of which he was a native, the Professor worshipped one Sunday in a large Parish Church which used to be crowded be fore the Disruption, when both the minister and the people seceded from the Establish ment. He found the main door chokedwith...
THE LEADING CHARACTERISTIC OF THE INDIAN RACE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
-THE - i4iAN G CfltACER .- -ISTIC OF~THE1.NDIA.: fRACE. W?hat in the genius or, leading charac teristic of the Indian race ?- Their lead ing characteristic is industry, a desire to, improve their condition, .willingness to work, in order to create and accumulate wealth. This uiniversal industrialism,' this innate desire for affluence, supplies the key for solving many of the complex Indian problems at which so many stand aghast. These traits of national char acter are the bonds of sympathy which unite the many nationalities, castes, and creeds of India; moreover, with the in creas:ng development of this feature, common to all, we have an ever-lengthen ing chain of sympathy binding India, not only to this countr;y, but to all civi lised.countries. That this desire after wealth is the leading feature of the Indian people may be illustrated most effectually, not firom volumes of statistics, or Blue books, but from the social customs of their every-day life. The natives of India travel ...
AN ESTIMATE OF IBSEN. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
AN ESTIMATE OF IBSEN. The Norwegian d~r~matist, Ibsen, isbe lieved to have had a wide and probably bitter personal experience. He writes like a man who has been disappointed in domestic life, foi ed in ambition, exposed in intrigue, and who assumes that all others are like h:mself. To his eyes all men and women are masked. His cha racters are evideitly intended to be t)ypi cal-; and the irevitable impression de rived from them is that all are like Dr. Jekyll. As a rule Ibsen divides people into two classe--those who are hypo crites and those ;vho are weak. He is a dissector rather than a diagnostician. He has apparently no idea that a cure is possible. The more hideous the moral cancer, the more surely does he tear off its bandages. -e seems to hunt for maggots, aud, having found them, simply leaves all the fou:ness uncovered. Unless Ibsen's writings nisrepreent him he has faith neither in h.man nature nor in the existing social order. His conception of freedom is utterly false. To ...
THE FUNNY SIDE OF SEA SICKNESS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
THE FUNNY SIDE OF SEA SICKNESS. " One morning," says Dr. Dutton, " in going my rounds, after having. had a dreadful niglit Sf it, I went into a vounon American Indv's cabin to inquire after her health. Sie stid she was mucli better, and 'guessed' she would be all right after she got on deck, but asked me to stay and ' yarn with her. I stayed about ten minutes, when suddenly an awful feeling came over me. To her request to stay longer, _ replied that if I did we should both have to share the same basin "- a proceeding which would have been by no means romantic. A little conversation overheard oneeverning seems to indicate tha: a sea voyage is not al ways the happiest way ofspendinig one's honeymoon :-" Darling, are you better ?" says first turtle dove. "No, dearest; worse! What is the use of having a doctor on board who cannot cure sea sickness, darling !"' A significant pause. "'It is absurd," says first turtle dove again. " But how foolish of you not to spend our honey:moon on shor...
WHY NO SCOTCHMEN GO TO HEAVEN. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
WIIY NO SCOTCHMBEN GO TO HEAVEN. Long years ago, in time so remote that his tory does not fix the epoch, a dreadful war was waged by the King of Scotland, who, elated.by his successes, sent for his Prime Minister, Lord Alexander. " Well, Sandy," said he>" is there ne'er a king we canna conquer noo?" "An' it please your Majesty, I ken o' a king that your Majesty canna vanquish." "An' who is he, Sandy?" Lord Alexanmder, reverently looking up, said, " The King of Heaven." " The King o' whur, Sandy ?" ' The King o' Heaven." The Scottish Kiing did not understand, but was unwilling to exhibit any ignorance. "Just gang your ways, Sandy, and tell the King o' Heaven to gi'e up his dominions, or I'll come muysel' and ding him oot o' tllem; and mind, Sandy, you dinna come back to us until ye hae dune oor bidden." Lord Alexander retired much perplexed, but met a priest, mand, reassured, returned and presented himself. "' Well, Sandy," said the King, "ha' ye seen the King o' Heaven, an' what ...
RURAL PLEASURES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
RURAL PLEASURES. Ilove to leave the busy world awhile And? roam the woods beside the .mnoarmur* ing brook, On Nature's charms to gaza-or else with book Some poet of geiius.raze-the hours be. guile. I love to sit upon tho rustic stile And .-ateli thecircling of'the sable rook, Or ply the gentle stream with baited hook, Tie hilyg thie finny tribes with subtle wile. .uch tranqiuil, peaceful joys as these be mine, Far romin the giddy whirl of rovelry T' :jov the fragrance of the sweet woodbino iAndl listen to the lark's glad minstrelsy. Thus Nature's charms of song and scene con:bins To ill my soul wilh sweetest harmony. --elgraoria Molagaosiie.
BEES WORK AT NIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
.BEES VWORK AT NIGHr. Ia answer to the question, Do bees work all night ? the editor of (;leatnings in Bee Culture replies:-" Becs work all night whenever there is work to be done; and there is always more or less to be done during almostevery month in the year. Brood is fed all night as mnuchl as in the day-time. Cells are preparecd for the queen to lay in, and thie queen goes on with egg-laying just the same. l)ur ing thehoney season, more comb is built during the night than at any other time, and both pollen and honey are taken from the cells, where the workers deposit the honey during the day, and properly pack it away and seal it over.:' Fashionable Aunt: You ought to acquire the facul?tyeof eing at:homr in the best society." Nephew : "I manage that:easily "9ne1u s!a-lin at I-ome with m w8ie.,' -'0'i