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CATCHING THE TRAIN. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
CAXTCHING THE TRAIN. " Put down room No. 52, to be called in time for the 4.30o train in the morning," he said, as he leaned gracefully over toward the night clerk of a Mississipi hotel. "Case of life and death ?" queried the clerk. "W hy, no ;but I want to get to Jack son before noon." "Hadn't you better wait for the 9.3o train ?' "Wihat is it to you?" "Nothing, but the excitement and muss, and I shall probably have to testify at the coroner's inquest." " I-I dtn't exactly catch on." "Come uipstairs. please." When he had ascended to the first sleeping floor the clerk continued "This is room No. 28, as you see. There are five bullet holes in the door. MIan in here last week who wanted to be called forlthat early train. Room No. 30 has seven bullet holes, but those stand for two men. This new piece in the.carpet here is where a man fell and bled to death. Down here--" " But wvho kills off these guests ?" asked the traveller. " Oh, the other guests. As soon as the nigger comes up and ...
An Oil Rocket. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
.n oil oacket Resitis of the sciexitic test of an oil rocket ..ca:gue.d to cahoth'e :ra:i ." tr?:.l.cr:sea, app~esr to have I)en ".--" r :,ireCUoiiAh to wsrriantth e hnpetbat-en:1. .vrsdks wiill L?e rare occuIrrences ere mastr ye:ars. our rockets. t ii 5amne il a.pe::ar uuite as those -om1otinr!lly used in o, iSO' . py,.otechniical dipplays, but with: the e h).ling cap remowed .ad a isght t"-- %h. der holding ',e pound of tramig n :ni, tuted. were sent up at varying angle' prntteet:on, tie result being that the was ,~rn2ed for thousaslis of fret an, the spit above which they explodedl felL The oil spread iunto a tu, sail sheet, which, extendisug rapidly, app to lrae th: uourer of keep.," thle ca within pracelhe limits *f "irough i cntitre of the il riunsl . snmall tube of . powderr, which igites ;as soon as tli : tire power of the rocket is apeut, anu..- plod:n. scattersthe oil in a fine spraY ,. the water. The action of the oil upon-t water is almost instantaneous. GEO(;Eo--Pa, wha...
Curious Minerals in Utah. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
Cu2-ious M~inera's in Ytah. Amongst the mineral resources of Utah, ,partfrom itsprecious metals, are dets-rts f aluit, some recently discovered reins of cl:ich are :8 inches thick and sreverl hun edI feet in length, of dazzling whiteness I .eat purity. Beds of nitre are also , nIi,.strciently pure to readily fuss .ven thrrwnu on red hiot coals Ozokerite, • r nitura ? rIlille~d i , L.a rarity elsewhere, :s fuumil there in large quantities. It is proof 'gainst air. s?-i -a'I water, and can be useac for impat'tun these quahties to oilther -uhstanleeS. Ia au llllstllator it is .aid to bte erfect, amln woul! doul?btless he found a superior inulating mIateral for electrical apphlamce.'. it soht also ie =ulooted a&s a hase for cheap vet des;oble avir;ng nmaterial, andll in.i urating pines aid uOsts to preven t dncv S. .'O-Ueilii.:t inilar discovers is n:;!.lite f, llnid, on m:la:v;.i,':s. to Ctallln) :I ;aL O!lt 81) |)er" Cel?t ica-bon or sa.-nmite.m piirfo Of toe .atter a vein tos...
THE DUKES OF HAMILTON. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
THE DUKES OF HAMIILTON. A personage who, in my early days, was all-powerful in the Lowlands, was the Duke of Hamilton, the grandfather of the present Duke. He inherited in some measure his father's grandeeship of manner, for never was such a magnifico as the-tenth Duke, the ambassador to the Court of Russia in the time of the Empress Ca:hcrine. When I knew him he was very old, but hield hitmselfstraight as any grenadier. Ici always dressed in a military laced undress coat, tights, and Hessian boots. When he showed any visitor over Hamilton Palace he -in sisted on opening every door himself, and then made the lowest obeisance to each lady who passed himn. I have seen him walk down a long drive bare-headed in a pouring rain vwhile conducting- a lady to her carriage. At the time of his son's the late Duke's-marriage to the Princess Marie of BIaden, his satisfaction and pride were unbounded. He arranged a triumphal progress from the borders of the county to Hamnilton Palace in honour of...
GEESE THAT COST 105 DOLLARS EACH. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
GE~E -THAT COT "-o DOLLARS .. - EACH. One of SenatorMitchelFs first cases became famous in Oregon as the "goose case." A poor .Genrmar o?ied f four geese, which were killed_ by a wealthy but unscrupulous citizen of Portiand. The German retained Mitchell, and the •,ealthy man employed . "Lanndelet" WVilliams. The damages claimed were 20 dols., but the rich man by perjuring himself got a verdictmin his favour. The German was in despai., but Sena tor Mitchell, knowing the character of the rich der'endant, advised his client to take a bac: seat in the leading saloon of thcplace that night to see if the man would not acknowledge that he had shot the geese, in the presence of witnesses, and if he did to note their names. It turnedout as he thought. The rich man made a night of It, and celebrated his victor; by treating his friends. He told them that he had shot the Dutchman's geese, but " that blanked little Pittsburg lawyer of a Mitchell couldn't prove it.:' Upon this Mitchell demanded a...
FRENCH FUNERAL FASHIONS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
FEENCH FUNEAL PFASHIONS. SA most painful custom at French funersls is tile posting at the exit door of the church wherein the ceremony takes place, of thl male head of the deceased person's family, the widower, or the eldest son and brother, whcse duty it isto shake handr with every person who has been present at the obte quies, when once they are over, and people are going away. It is not etiquettre for the gentleman us sperk to anybody, but if he is moved to tears h-s seepingis consideord mnost appropriate action. A very beautiful and impressive adjunct to an aristocratic ofeiial Parisian funeral is the presence in the procession of the cos.' of -he deceased, the horse or horses led by grooms in mourninglivery, -nd the lisitEfi li-h:ed and veiled in long streamers of semi-transparent crape. The efect is as once sombre and picture, ,quE, and is especially striking at the obsequies of some great personage, such as 3I. Thiers, Gambetta, or Vic:or Hugo. Nobody, not even the nearest re...
REBUKED. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
BEBUKED. It is much easier to start an evil report than to stop it. Even after a rumour has been proved false the harm it has done calnnot always be undone. Before repeat ing a bit of gossip it would be well to ask ourselves three questions. First, " is it teru." Second "sit kind?!" Third "is it necessary? " This pratice would be sure to save as many bitter memories and regrets. The pious Phillip of Feri was once visited by a lady who accused herself of slander He bade her go to the market, buy a chicken just killed and still, covered with feathers tand walk a certain distance, plucking the bird as she went. The woman did as she was directed, and returned anxious to know the meaning of the injunction. " Retreat your steps," said Phillip, "and gatherup, one by one, all the feathers yoe have scattered." " I east the feathers carelessly away," said the woman. " sand the wind carried them in all Sireetions." " Well, my child," replied Phillip, "so it is uitb slander; like the feathers w...
HIS SUDDEN CHANGE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
HIS SUJDDEN CHAŽGfl. Beturned Traveller: "Is Mr. Goodheart still !s:ying attentions to yosr daughter?" " Indeed, he isn't paying her any atten rnl et all." • Did he jilt her!" No. He married her." A sran no sooner gets old enough to talk well Lthan he also learns the value of not talking at all. When a man discovers his neighbstours devoid of virtues never posseEeEd by him self h1. is shocked. " Whilat are your charges, doctor ' "ralE1-a-guinea a visit." " Wet, we don't want you to come rn on a uisit, butjusst ata jen or fifteenminutie."
ONE FAULT TOO MANY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
OiE FAULT TOO MANY. Dbughter: "I can't marry that man. He's bad." Mother: " My dear, think how very, very rich-" Daughter: " In his youth he killed a man." Mother: " Youth can be forgiven many follies." Daughter : " Once he stole £2000 and his father had to pay it." Mother: "That was all hushed up. Think how rich--" D-.:ghter : "' He is an awful drunk ard." Mother: " Many gentlemen drink a little, my dear, and I'm Eaure that he can afforL-" Daghter: "He sayn you are old and awkwrard." Mother: "The wretch I Ee shan't see you again."
Substances Liable to Spontanoous Combustion. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
Su'bzscC! LiaL.lo to S;Cntsaoo:! Cotton-seed oil will take fire even when inixed with :5 per cent. of petrolum o)l. but I10 ver cecit. of animal or rvg?;lile oil will go far to prevent conibu.-tion Olive-oil is combustible, and mixedr with -ags, hay, or sawdust, will produee sponta neous comIbustion. Coal-dust, flour-dust, starch, flour (espe cially rye flour), are all explosive when mixed with certain proportionstl of air. New starch is higuly explusvue in its comminuted state Saw dust, in a very fine state. when con fined in a clo.e clhte and water ,lirrcced on it, is a!so lialle to take 'ire. Sawdust should neser he used in oilshliios or w-are houses to collect drippings or lca!:ages from casks. Dry vegetable or animal oil iievitaiilv takes fire when saturating cotton wa-tr. at 1t0deg. F. Spontlanous coimbustion occurs most quickly when the cotton is &lt;oaked with its own weightof oil. The a-.ilbioi of 40 per cent. of mineral ol ile (lesity Ii-80) of great viscosity, and...
A Change of Luck. A TALE OF THE DIGGINGS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 22 February 1895
Ah, me, 'tis wear waork u!sees t.nask., Ott lhve I sworn in days now long gone past; To do no more of this for mortal Osan. But tee some fresh roesource, ?ose 'thor plan?. lere htave I toiled another weat" day, And thrown my efforts to the wnmds away. Still toiling on I build my holpes on this. Tla:t soon my luck so bad Ray turn to bliss. What would my wife in dista.t England say, If .-he could one her Charlie but to-day Tolling along, yet not one u;roet found, Amon~ut thefrmtle? s?arth d u?g frm theground! Proir soul, I carcely dare to her to write, Her hope. I feel as?tured. 't would altmost blight, T, tear hat I i ti toilino -till i ain, Bad luck, how csn 1 find the lhguagetoexpluin! I"'d wait, oerhaps my fortune's wheel may turn, Who knows ? W* il tave got Ltio live and learn; 11t chllck it now. and trighl:en upp my tent, To-monerw night a letter bhall be sent. PTor inn, she'o looking for one now" I know, Y'et still thle prosplcts poor I have to show ; io mntter, for a tinmse. g...
AMUSEMENT FOR LITERARY HOMES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
AMUSEMENT FOR LITERARY . HwMES.' An English newspaper contained-the announcement that '?Mr. - is building a house at WV-that will be just the place for a man of literary' tastes: Around the. fireplace, instead of tiles, he will have set. the electrotype plates of his first book. It. was printed when he was sixteen." . -1? ';at an idea I \Vhat a wealth of pos sibilities it calls lip ! Literary people irlho have hitherto been too poor to follow the vagaries ot fashion in decoration can now afford' to' be abreast of. the times Even the millionaire will have 'to stand !ack when this -new fashion begins"'to :prevail, unless some of the: family: can ?produce. a literary masterpiece'-and haveitcast upon plates "more lasting than brass." . It will be only a matter of time when we shall read paragraphs like this " Last night at a dinner-given by 'M1r. X., the celebrated writer of short stories, the name of each guest, instead of being an an ordinary square card, was painteid on the: back of ...
THE FIRST CHEW OF TOBACCO. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
THE FIRST CHEW OF TOBACCD. The boy said it was a peculiar kind' of toba:cco, and was known as molass..J .o bacco, because it was so. sweet.- The other boys did not ask:howl he .came to know its name or where he. got it-boys never ask anything that- would be v,-ll for them .to know-but they .acceped his theory and his.further statemen t in.t itwas of a mildness singularly adapted to learners without misgivings. Thebty was himself chewing vigorously o6n a large quid, and launching the. juice from mis lips right and left like a grown' per son, and my boy took as large a bite .s "is bene?ictor bade him. He found it :s sweet as he had been told it was,'andl:e a;.knowledged the aptness of its name as molasses tobacco. It seemed: to himr a g.lden opportunity to acquire a noble ihabit on easy terms. He let the quid rest in his cheek, as he had seen men do, rhen he was not crushing it between his t et', and for some moments he pol.d ::is pilnk up and down the canal boat with a.sense of trium...
Racing. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
Racing.. Tomorrow the autumn programme of the V.R.C. will be opened at Flemington and if the present weather holds up a splendid gathering may be looked for ward to. The arrangements as usual are tn'the capable hands of Mr H. B.: Mdore wlho withI his staff has so. long catered for the racing public at head-quarters The principal event for tomorrow is the Newmarket Handicap for which we prophesy. (I) FORTUNTUS, (2) VANITAS. (3) BESSIE MACARTHY. For the Australian Cup to be.run-on Tuesday we pick: (1) HARVESTER.: (2) :PRESTON. S(3) NADA: ,.
METROPOLITAN C.C. v. FREAME'S C.C. (PORT MELBOURNE). [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
METROPOLITAN C.C. V. FREAJIE'S C.C. (POBT MELBOURNEJ. This match was played on Wednesday, 20th inst., on the Port Melbourne Ground, betvween a team from the Metropolitan Meat Market and a team selected by Mr. F. Freame, of Port Melbourne. The ga?e resulted as tolluws ; METROPOLTrA.. Brandell, J. 3 Colemau, T. .. . .. 0 Simmonds 2 Williams . - 0 , 0 Trask .. Evens - Howlett, Jno. r.? : .5 Crombie .. . Wright, J... .. ..... 0 .. Launder Johnson 2, Murdoch . 2 Sundries " Total .. ...?t . .FREL..E'S C.C. Butler .. .. .. 26 Freame, H. 31, Total .. . " .. 69 Bowling: Williams,. wickets for .0, Johnson, 2 for 14; Howlett, Jno., 4 for, 8; Launder, 1 for 8; Crombie, 1 for 6; Trask, 0 for 10.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
'-1 IlrQ FOEXCiArNG3. Sill of Exchange and Promissory Note 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 amount or value, and also for any fractional part of £50 of such amount or value .. 0 1 0 Bill of exchange payable on demand charge able with same duty as a promissory note for same amount. (Embossed stamps must be used,which may be obtained at all Post Offices.) ExEserross. 1. Draft or order drawn by any banker-in Victoria upon any other bakel.r in Victoria not payable to bearer or to order, and used solely for the purpose of settling or clearing any account between such bankers. 2. Letter written by a banker in Victoria to any other banker in Vict iai directingthe payment of any sum ol lonley, the same not being payable to bearer or to order, and such letter not being sent or delivered to the person to whom payment is to be made or to any person on his behalf. 3. Letter of credit granted in Victoria authorisi...
Official Municipal Directory. TOWN OF NORTH MELBOURNE PARLIAMENTARY REPRESENTATIVE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
7 Offiial mcipal. I)treotQr TOWN op NORTH MELBOURNE ?Mr. 0- M. Prendergast, 17 Flemington road, North lMelbourne. . Mayor. Mr G. Carter, Flemington-road, North . Melbourne. 0OVNOLLORS. - S EASTERN WARD. J. H. Gardiner, Leveson-street, North ".Melbourne. W. iH. Fuller, Queensberry-street, N orth Melbourne. J.. Bara ise, Chapman-street, North Melbourne. MIfDDLE WARD. -G. Carter, Flemington-road, North Melbourne. T. Fogarty, Chetwynd-street, North * Melbourne. T. Pillrington, Flemington-road, North Melbourne. . ESTERN WARD. P.'Costelloe, 70 Canning-st., Hotham . Hill. J. C. Steer, Kensington- Tannery,. Macaulay-road. J:;G. Petrie, Abbotsford-street, North Melbourne. Town Clork. C. E. Randall, 255 Dryburgh-street, -North Melbourne. Assistant Tow Clerk. - H. Rand.ll, 255 Dryburgh-street, Nth. M: -.Melbourne. Auditorsa Local: Thornm a Tilley. Government: H. Wilson, R ate Colloctor. J. Kearney, Leveson-street, North Mel bourne. * Representative on Mol1boun anAd Mestropolitcn Board of Works...
FUN AND FANCY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
FUN AND FANCY. A soldier's pillow.--His knap-saek. The police-magistrate may not enjoy himself even when he is having a fine time. Tillinghast: "Have you seen MoJnnkin lately." Gildersleeve: ."Not since he was bur ied. "Trotter seems to be a very happy man, he never has any bills to pay." " How's that ?" "No one will ever trust him." Housekeeper : " How long did you remain in your last place ?" Applicant: " Sure I left in wan day. There was no planing the leddy at a.l, at all." " Whimsical, was she?" "Indade she was that. The first night she complained because I boiled the tay, an' th' very neat morning she complained because I did not boil the coffee. Thin I left." Merit is the final test of everything; but it flatters one's vanity after approving an ancoymous article to find- that it'is the eork of a celebrated author..