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THE DRESSES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
THE DRESSES. One feature of the Festival was the harvest costumes of the soldiers and las sies. The lassies were dressed in white, with large white sun-bonnets. and the soldiers wore large straw hats, some of which were decorated with evergreens, and flowers. In the harvest scenes, es pecially, were these dresses shown to ad vantage. The limelight thrown on the scene in different colours producing a beautiful and effective appearance on the reapers and gleaners at work.
Read This Again. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
Read This Again. "We are inundated," writes a contemp orary with whom we canheartily sympath ise, " with invitations to concerts lectures socials, bazaars, tea meetings and the like the favor of a preliminary notice and rep ort being in each instance respectfully solicited; yet the parties who send these missives never think of favoring the local office with any advertising or printing con nected with such events. We are always glad to report local matters, but in these hard times cannot afford to run a paper for the express purpose of glorifying per sons who donotcontribute a cent to the support of the local newspaper. Hence the non-appearance of many items possibly looked forward to with intense anxiety by stingy people. [ We wonder if there are any persons in our district whose conscie nces will be. smitten by this paragraph ! -ED.
Kings, Lords, and Commons. ENGLISH LESSONS FOR AUSTRALIAN LEARNERS. (Continued.) HOUSE OF GUELPHS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
Kings, Lords, and Commons. -- ENGLISH LESSONS FOR AUS TRALIAN LEARNERS. [BY " HxsroTIcus."] (Continued.) HOUSE OF GUELPHE. George I., having shuffled off this mortal coil, was succeeded by his only son George II., aged 44, who, with Queen Caroline, was crowned at West minster with great pomp, on October 91th, 1757. Lord 3?Ithon says of him : "' He had scarcely one kingly quality ;" severe comment this. The king followed his father's way of dealing with wills. When :the Archbishop Wake produced the will, the king took it up and went out of the room with it. Thackeray details this incident in full. The Duke of Brunswick had, however, a duplicate copy of the will, and got a large sum of m.ney for handing it to the king. It appears th:at alegany was lelt to the Lady Walshingham in the will; and Lord Chesterfield many years after, .hen husband of the lady, obtained £50,000 in compromise. [Shining ex anples these kings]. The morals of England were not likely to be improved much by them. M...
Thursday, February 28th. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
Thurnday, February 28th. Before Dr Lloyd (chairman), Messrs Bindon, Carter, Fogarty, Fuller. Gardiner, 3D'Bride, Steel and Wylie, LAPRC°NY. Samuel Bleasby was charged with steal n?g ?46, the property of Her Majesty. DetectiveNi:.on said that accused had -een in public ,ervice iS years, lately had been engaged at North Melbourne. He had the custody of certain moneys for ofEce purposes and it was some of this money -for which he had failed to a--count. Alexander Thompson, Postmaster at _:orth Melbourne, said that on June 3rd, '1893,he gotree-ipt from accused for L0O si stamps, postal notes, etc. He asked ac - cuaed for keys on the 15th inst., and he re. flied that he had left them at Williams "town. He then lettpresumably to get them, b- it he did not return. He was arrested on - eheGeelongtrain at North Melbourne. The charge being altered from embezzle enat to simple larceny, he was eentenced -4 six month's with hard labor. LARCEN-i. James Harmsworth, and John n.urphy, --rere charged...
North Melbourne Police Court. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25th. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
forth Melbourne Police Court. :i: iMo'??D , FEBaUAx " 5th. Before Dr. Lloyd (chairman), Messrs. Bsrwise, Bindon, Birtwistle, Carter, Fogarty, Fuller. Gardiner, Wylie, Steele, and McCarthy J's.P. A.SSAULT. A lad named Ernest PFrJvis, charged -"ith assaulting Ernest and -Walter Herridge, was Ened 10s. QUESTIONABLE CHARACTERS. Mary Smith and Mary Hegarty were both sentenced to one month's imprison ment with hard labour - Constable McGlynn's testimony helping consider S.ably to gain their reward. MONTCRE-FF V. HARRIS. plaintiff sued for L1 for work done as a private detec:ive. The bench with - some condemnatory remarks dismissed the charge. LARCENY. :3 IA sreala.'boy named Hamilton was -- charged by Mr Dillfer with stealing 4s. from his mantelviece. The boy had brought in the ironing, and alter that the money was missed. He admitted the theft, and on the amount being re funded be was cautioned and discharged. Mr Diilfer presented the poor-box with " the money. FOSTER V. SMART. An order ...
THE BABY EARNS THE LIVING. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
THE BABY EARNS THE LIVING. In most avocations men succeed better than women, but this does not hold true in the profession of begging. Women make more successful beggars than men because they appeal more forcoably to the sympathy of the public. What can be more fetching than the sad and hag ard face of a supposed-to-be starving woman holding in her arms a weak, helpless, innocent baby. Yes, the baby is the key that unlocks the hearts and purses, and sends the coins rattling into the tin cu-. The beg gar-man is handicapped by his sex. He cannot employ the strongest of all draw ing cards, a baby. And so, while the beggar-woman woos and wins fortune with only a sorry face and a little bundle of ragged clothes, through which the public may discern the wan face of a baby, the beggar-man must, if he would become a strong competitor for business, go to the expense of purchasing a hand organ, or something equally attractive. Furthermore he must placard himself n a manner to excite the sympa...
DECORATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
DECORATIONS. The decorations alone were worth the price of admission to see, without any thing else. The body of the hall was decorated with flowers and chains, and the platform represented a harvest scene. In the front was the farmhouse with the waggons, etc, close by, the fields ofripen ed c;rn, some gathered into sheaves, and the rest ready for reaping. The back ground was comprised of smaller home steads and fanns, with the hills in the distance. Each side of the farmhouse on the front of the platform were two snm mer-houses, made almost entirely of the ripened corn, with an imitation of thatch ed roof. On the platform more corn was standing, some of it being in sheaves and some ready to cut. The whole mak ing a very pretty and suitable show. The scene vas well painted and reflects great credit to Mr Towers who executed this beautiful piece of work. The decorations and whole proceedings are a credit to all who lent a hand in the execution of this important feature.
A LIFE'S RETROSPECT. A WARNING TO YOUNG MEN. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
A LIFE'S RETROSPECT. SWAR?NIeo TO YOU-NO MN. Lying on what two eminent medical men tell me is my death-bed, -1 desire to give a short retrospect of my life. whic-, has, truly, been a wasted one, in the hop that it may prove a warning to many sof the young men under whose notice these lines may come.. It is a solemn and a serious moment with me. and I trust that the fact of its beinga death-bed utterance. may impress itself upon every one who may peruse it. Iwas born with man- advantages. My father was a highly-cultured ,un a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and when I was seven years of age, he was ordained to the diaconate of the Chnrch of England, being priested in the succeeding year. His great desire was to give his family a liberal education, and this he did by sanding us to the best school in Ire land, conducted by the Rev. L W. King, LL.D., ex-scholar and sizsr. Trinity Col lege, Dublin, where I exhibited a wonder ful precocity in mathematics and classics. In 1856, my fat...
Harvest Festival. SALVATION ARMY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
Harvest Festival. SALVATION ARMY. The annual Harvest Festival in con nection with the Army was celebrated at the Barracks Arden street, commencing on Saturday, the 23rd February, and con tinuingtill Thursday 28th. Owing to the exertions of the officers, soldiers, and friends resulted in a great success. Many and various were the gifts sent by numer ous friends to help along the work, i:n cluding fancy work, fruit, flowers, plants, vegetables, etc, which when on the stalls added lagely to the beauty of the place.
"THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF A PHAETON." [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
"THE STRANGE ADVENTUBES OF A PHAETON." A Cuddalore correspondent favours an Indian paper with the following ,urious account of an accident: "Mr. Krishda Row, the Department Col lector of this district, and Mr. Devanayaga Mudaliyar, one of the renowned gentlemen of this town, were driving a phaeton. On 'heir return from Tripapuliyoor to Cudda. lore New Town the horse of the phaeton got frightened near the railway gate of the New Town Station, and ran in a headlong manner. With all their ability they were unable to control the fury of the animal. A bridge is situated between the bridge of the Gadylum and the railway gate, where the two wheels of the phaeton were on the walls of the bridge, while the others were on the road. The bandy ran in such a dan gerous manner about 8ft. on the wall of the bridge.. To the great astonishment of the crowd who assembled there, the horse kicked with such a force, the bandy was shattered to pieces, and jumped into a pit about twelve feet in depth, at ...
A MASONIC STORY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
A MASONIC STORY. The Rev. M.r. Hackett Smith, vicar of Brasncewell. in Lincolnshire, is said to have made a discovery of special interest to .Freemasons. Mr. Smith has been s-* jorirning with the Druses cf Lebanon, by whom he has been admitted into the meat intimate relations, in consequence of the service rendered by -him in sucking the venom of a deadly nmake from the body of a popular young member of their tribe, Among other marks of favour Mr. Smith wla initiated into a number of mysterious rites, and among these his hosts startled him, as a Freemason, by passing the most characteristic of Masonic signs. Hence Mr. Smith argues that these strange people, who by some are believed to be lineal descen. dants of the ancient Hittites, are a branch of the great Phwe-ician race, whose ances tors supplied the Lebanon cad?ra to the builders of Solomon's Temple.
TREATMENT OF THE HAIR. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
TBEATMEiNT OF THE HIB. Luxuriant hair is to some extent an in herited quality, and to a considerable ex tent it belongs to a healthy constitution. But the hair car be cultivated; it can be made healthy and preserved in its natural colour until fifty with proper care and at te?.?in. The first coint is a clean scalp; the second entire iteedom-not a pin, or a comb, or a twist, or a braid about it; simply combed back from the forehead and hanging down behind, a ribbon confining it just behind and under the ears so as to pre vent it from coming forward over the cheeks. The first point is to have it as freely exposedto the air day and night as possible, because the perspiration escapes in the form of steam, and carries away the extra heat, and thus keeps the scalp healthy and cool and more clean than if confined with a kerchief or impervious ma terial. Whether covered or exposed to the air, as in squaws, there is one element alike tending to the preservation of the hair-itis undisturbed, ...
TERRIBLE TRAGEDY IN REAL LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 1 March 1895
TERRIBLE TBRAGEDY IN BEAL LIFE. Here is a terrible tragedy in real life, as touchingly told by a Vienna correspondent : "About ten years ago all Vienna was en thusiastic over a young actress, Josephine Wessely, who, a tradesman's daughter, had made her way to the leading parts in Shakespeare's dramas, and was one of the chief ornaments oi the Imperial Borg Theatre. Notwithstanding her success she led a modest and retired life, devoted her savings to her family, so that her father was able to establish two large businesses, and was soon well enough off to invest some money in a house and large wine-cellar. Then Josephine Wessely suddenly fell ill and died at the age of twenty-seven. Her portrait is in the Burg Theatre gallery, and many visitors gaze upon it between the acts. Those who envied the old shoemaker his daughter's success thought he had paid dear enough forhis stroke of luck when she died.. Imagine the commotion on Wednes day week when Vienna learned that he had died a frig...
ROBBED THE CHIEF OF POLICE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 8 March 1895
ROBBED THE CHIEF OF POLICE. Many and marvellous are the escapes that have been effected by noted criminale when in the hands of the law. Not many have had the nerve to run 'directly into its hands, like the famous French thief, Car touche. The lieutenant of police, M. de Ia Rey nie, had offered a reward 'of. 100 pistoles to any man who would bring this thief before him . Shortly afterwards a supposed marquess in a coach and six drove up to the head quarters of the police, and the 'marquess' desiring to see Ih. do la Reynie alone on matters of the highest moment, the latter introduced him into his private cabinet. When there the visitor drew from his pocket- a long, curiously shaped dag ger. ' Look at'this, M. de la Reynie,' said he; 'this dagg:r is poisoned.' 'Is it possible T . ' A pr:ck of it would do for any man.' ' You don't say so.' 'I do, though, and what is more, if you do not instauntly lay yourself flat on the ground, with your face towards it, and your hand;: crossed over ...
DRILLING WITH BALLOONS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 8 March 1895
French rewspapers have described the public drill of one of the. army balloo companies, consisting of 127 men, with new and greatly improved apparatus. The crowd of spectators was intensely interest ed in the proceedings, which were certain le very ncvel and curious. The company was provided with a train of waggons, each adopted to its special purpose. One of them contained the bal loon and its appurtenances ; another was loaded with ready-made gas, comhres*e sed in vessels, but capable of immediate expansion vben wanted-' The natire of the vessels-and the modeof-storing away the gas in them are secrets that belong to the French War Department. At the word of-command a connection was made between the gas vessels and the empty balloon which filled with a rapidity never before seen.' The French reporters say that the inflation was almostinstanta 'neous. The balloon was then attached to a third waggon, in which were a capstan and a shall steam engine, the balloon being connected with t...
METHODS OF CUTTING AND CULTIVATING POTATOES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 8 March 1895
METHODS OF CUTTING AND CULTIVATING POTATOES. I'o;NTS in potatoe culture noted during experiments which are wor.tl?y of mention, are first, that mulching proved injurious to the crop, rather than beneficial; again subsoiling, and also ridge culture, gavea small increase in yield, over plats not so treated. Half tubers gave a much larger yield than whole ones ; also the seed ends produced a much greater propor tion of large tubers than the other ends. It was found advisable to fill the trenches halffull at the time of planting, plats having such treatment giving a larger yield. of--- - any kind can be shrpped till after the lih; resting ofthe S m.Amenedic tA,':.4 .,ulturin t, .
THE PYRENEAN SHEPHERD'S DOGS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 8 March 1895
-THE PYRENEAN SHEPHERD'S . DOGS. NOBLE dogs ! Canine giants ! Each shepherd, with the aid of these powerful "ndlearless dogs, tends from 2,000 to ;,ooo sheep. Each dog cares for 400 -sheep during the entire summer season in their marches up and ddwn the Pyre nees. Nightly the flocks are exposed to the ravages of hungry wolves, but with the united efforts of the shepherds, dogs and donkeys, which the shepherds use, the wolves are kept at bay. The day's -journey, ascending, does not average -Io miles per day. These dogs are amongst the most intelligent of their race. They become strongly attached to persons and places when: kept' upon the farms or about the premises as watch dogs. They are kind to the sheep and lambs of the flock, as well as being most affectionate companions and defenders of the shep herds. This migration of flocks from -the plains to the mourtaisn pastures in summer, is one of the ancient customs of Spain, France, and Italy. The caravan is composed of men, sheep, do...
REMEDY AGAINST MICE IN THE CORN FIELDS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 8 March 1895
REMEDY AGAINST MICE IN THE S'"- CORN FIELDS. * . ' . ' - I iAN' farmers on Long Island, New York, find it difficult to get a good stand of hill corn, owing to the prevalence of large field- mice, whiich run through the hills and eat the seed before it comes up. One farmer in this section has found the od "custom of coating the corn with pine tar an effectual remedy. To apply the tar, pour boiling water on the corn, let ting it remain but a moment, then pour -off-and mix in the tar. A teaspoonful will Sbe sufficient for about four quarts. After the corn has been thoroughly covered with tar, roll it in wood ashes, or land Lplaster, and it is ready for use. Care should be taken in applying the tar that too thick a coating be not put on, as it might prevent germination. An old iron kettle has been fomund useful to stir the corn in while applying the tar. This .saine remedy-will prevent crows, black birds, etc., from pulling'tie corn after it has sprouted -
A Drink for Life or Death. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 8 March 1895
ro `OLife osr Death. th'n din=riit 1n ap m-_ -th _eg nent, and my company formed part of the garrison at Arcot We found Arcot horrbly dull, and it was with great satisfaction that we heard an --order had been given for our company to mnarch to Vedore to strengthen the the garri sonthere, which had bhe very much reduced by cholera. It was then about the middle of March, and censequ-ntly Later than is usual for mnoving troops, as -he days -bein to get very hot on the plsins in the Carnatic abo?t that time of the year. But ours wasssdcia duty, and as we should only march in the very early morning, we did not fear the inconve -wience of the midday heat, but looked upon 'the-whole thing as rather a lark, and* a- wel c0ome c?'ange from the monotony of garrison "aty. As to the cholera, not one of us gave it a thought. No: likely it would touch one efus! ..It was an the second day after leaving Arot that Private Thomas Atkins. who was my right file, sudd2nly had to fall out. I ex - ected hi...
THE EARN. BIRDS V. INSECTS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 8 March 1895
BIRDS V. -INSECTS: IN Nature there is a general over-ruling kla which is roughly stated in the com moin saying, "The weakest must go to the wall," the action of which is very self evident to-those who have given much attention to the study of birds and insects. It is only when man so modifies Nature that the law does not have free action that the balance is destroyed and evil ,csults. Insects, as well as the birds, doubtless have their proper place to fill in the great scheme of creation, and, like many things else, when held within bounds - are for the common good. _"When the cat is away the mice will playk.'j\ S 'whetn the birds are scarce the insects abound, sometimes to our dis comfort, and even dismay. I do not want here to make any plea for the protection of birds on the grounds of beauty of their fornu or colouring, or the sweetness of their songs, but upon the purely utilita rian basis of guat dians of crops from the destructive workings of the various in iurious insects. So...