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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 17 May 1884
[It appears to usthat " AMarrying'Man " is just a little rougher on the girls than tie would venture to be if he knew them better. He wishes them to' assume the functions of the sterner sex, and do the poppingbusiness. Now, we ask how would he like it if they put on the breeks also? Think of that* marrying man.' If.your' modesty precludes the idea' of your proposing in person, get your ma' or grandma to do: it for you. If they wont, then try our plan. We were fearfully bashful in the verdant days of boyhood, but having Struck Ile, so to speak, or taking a" hankering after a gal we browsed round sometime, and finally getting desperate, determined to do or die. Donning the reddess of scarlet shirts to be had and a yellow necktie, we waited on the gal as she sat astride a three-rail, fence, and after pawing. up a few square yards of the interveining grass finally managed to get'the index finger in our mouth and whispered, frightened at the sound, " If you please my mother told me to ax...
THURSDAY, MAY 15TH. Before Messrs. Alley, P.M., Newell, and W.Mitchell, J.'sP. RESCUING PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 17 May 1884
THtURSDAY,. MAY' 15TH. Before Messrs; Alley, P.M., Newell, and \V. Mitchell, J.'sP. RESCUING tICS. Hopkins v. Smith.:.. Mr. RobertS for; plaintiff, Mr. Woolcott for defendant .t o t Mr. Hopkins deposed. that "on :the 5th of May, the defendant's pigs were in his paddock, so he saddled his horse and was driving them to the Werribee pound, when Mrs. Smith came up 'and drove the pigs under a wire fence into her own paddock. Her pigs were a continual nuisance to him, and he,' had often cautioned Mrs. Smith. After hearing, what the defendant had to say the Bench inflicted a fine of Is. with £a 7s. costs. . . .. i .i NO-AGREEMENT... . . Whitaway v. Hornby. r This was a-debtucase'3 6s;':for worksand--'.... labor done cs :.k,_ The plaintiff stated that he had been engaged-'": by'the defendant to do some carpentering, and was to be paid 7s. per day. He'worked -eightecndays, and all the money he had re* : ceived was £3." .. .. Mr. Hornby deposed that the agreement was 3s. per rod, and not day ...
Justice of Peace Court. MONDAY, MAY 12TH. Before Messrs. D. Mitchell (Mayor), and J. Campbell, J.'s.P. WAGES. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 17 May 1884
Justice of Peace Court. MoDAY, MAY i2TI. Before Messrs. D. Mitchell (Mayor,) and J. Campbell, J.'sP. AG , C ES. . : Williani Bickari, JohnIles, John' Leslie,:? " Michael O !Dninell, Thomas Olsen, and John Felstead sued Messrs. Robbland Co., the well known railway contractors, for 422 as. each, wages for work and labor done. i ,' . ý' .Mi Mforgan,, olicitor,i appeared for. the -s;, plaintiffs, and there was'no appearance for the defendants. The men statd" that.they had beendis. charged, and on asking for their iioney, were told to wait till pay-day, which would be Fri. dayweek. - : ' Verdicts for the amsount'clbimed weie given,. with 6£ 7s. 6d; costs in each case, in default distress. . DEDT. Yarraville Brickmaking Coy. versus John Hornby. This was a debt case, £11 ils. 6d. for bricks: sold and delivered. ..3 Mr. French appeared for the plaintiffs. Evidence was given by Mr. Nightingale, one of the Cdompany, and Mr. Jacobsen, a carter, that the bricks had been sold and delivered. AMr....
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 17 May 1884
SLWe are not aware of any law ag~inst shoot ig cats if they infestiyour.premises, butthey must be killed instanter, otherwise the party may beproceeded against for cruelty to animals. There as a regtlaiion forbidding the ui's?offiie arms, unless by special permission, within the limits of the borough. The practice of shoot' isg domestic felines in the manner you refer to is very reprehensible, although under certain circumstances the ra: of a bootjack, coalscuittle. qor soap-box is considered fair and soothing to the feeliiigs. Wce keepi a??ooden pussy, and find it a great advantage. It never gets on the root or in the backyard at night challenging our ..neighbor's. Tom to Cwa-wa-wam an hav-wal it out, nor indulges in nocturnal duets. In fact it is a sedate; well-conducted, in every iway modl cat,: and if it occassionallygets an ear chawed off or appears. in the morning. minds a few paws, and a tail or two, a penny. worthr of gluene "sets matters straight. We can recommend wsooden c...
CATS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE INDEPENDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 17 May 1884
-TO T"HE EDITOR OF TIlE INDEPENDENT; SIR,-I would like to ask through the columns of your paper, whether there is. a law regarding cats? If so, may I ask if certain parties in the. borough. are allowed to shoot them, as the residents in and about'my place cannot keep one for fear of it being shot for the sake of the skins; which they sell. If there is rno lai? for cats, we do riot think they ~ are allowed 'todischarge'fireariis, as the other night when sitting in the house the shot from the di~charge of'one came down on the roof of the house like as if they were very near, hoping ybuo"can give some information on' the subject you will greatly oblige .. . Your. Obedient servant,' " • " FAIR PLAY: Gordoni street, Footscray.
WHY DON'T THE WOMEN PROPOSE? TO THE EDITOR OF THE INDEPENDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 17 May 1884
WHY? DON'TsTHE WOMEN PROPOSE? TO TIlE EDITOR OF TIHE INDEPENDENT, SSNri,-I dare say yot ivill remember the very pithy and animated correspondence that took placea short timelback, in your columns, on this subject, " Why don't the men propose," first started by a young lady, signing herself ,'Elsie" I did not take the trouble to enter the list as a correspondent at that time, knowing that Leap Year was fast approaching, and that I should have an opportunity to see whether the ladies who were so eager in condemning the gentle men for their reluctance in proposing would take advantage of this favored time to assume the gentlemen's prerogative and propose, but after waiting four months, I have failed to hear of one lady in Footscray having Iproposed, so I have come to the conclusion, that after all the ladies are as much to blame as the men. Why ladies, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves to be so quiet on the marriage question. Rouse yourselves up from the stupor into which you have ...
THE AUSTRALINA NATIVES' ASSOCIATION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE INDEPENDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 17 May 1884
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIVES'. ASSO - CIATION. TO TIIRl EDITOR OF THIE INDEPENDENT. Stl,-In your issue of March 29th there ap pearedanaritcleundertheabove heading, which stated that a branch of the.Australian.Natives Association was being forined in Footscray. Asai member of the Associatidn I beg to ex press my thanks to you for your able article, the more so"as it isa rareoccurrence indeed that the'Assodiation finds a chamnpion in the.Press. It isperhaps a.matter.of'great surprise that the Austrahan, Natives' Association, having such; grand objects and undoubted benefits, pecuniarily and intellectually; in view', should be so little heard of in Melbourne and its suburbs.- I do not purpose to give my opinion of the cause of.the lack of interest taken in the Association in Melbourne just now, as my remarks. must necessarily be brief, but would like to' mention that inr nearly all the country districts, and especially in liallarat-the strong hold, but not the'birthplace'of the'Assdciation -...
TO-DAY'S MATCHES. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 17 May 1884
TO-DAY'S MATCHES. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ALBERTS V. vY1LLIAM? TOWNJUNIORS (2nd.) -The followingwill represent theAlbertsiwho} are reqduesed to .le on the' grotn'di ist later than 2.45 p.m.-Brassch,.,,Brown; Cdmben, Arthur, Brookman1 Carter, Dawson, Emmerson, Huggan,.7?.s yeir Hurst;S Jifiiir, M'Ewan' 1M.'Master, Payne, Ryan;SSmlthj Storie, Stone, Thomson, Doherty,;Hunter;: and, Greenwood ROSE OF FOOTSCRAY V. STAR OF RICHMOND-At Richmond. The following will represent the Rose, who are requested to meet at the Footscray Station to go by two past 2 p.m. train:-Blyth Brophy Carter, Dunn, (2) Grant, Holland, M'Phee, Murphy, Porter, (4) Keegan, Martin, Quacko, Schoman, (2) and Orr; emergencies-Porter, Welsford and Edyvane. &nbsp; The (members) o'thef Fotsci?ayyFootball Club 'ivill ply as scratch match this' after noon "on their gronnd± at. the rear, ol the Scotch Church. Unfortunately the Excelsior have cancelled? t eirfmatc-fesaindfldhis is.ihe reason why th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 17 May 1884
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Football. FOOTSCRAY V. ABBOTSFORD. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 24 May 1884
Football. FOOTSCRAY-V. ABBOTSFORD. The members of the former club met on tlcir ground on Saturday fuir the purpose of indulging in some practice, but they were agreeably surprised to see the Abbotoford put in an appearnce. It appears that the latter came out to play the Excelsior but they very gladly consented to have a friendly game with the Footscray who it is needless to say were not represented by anything like their best team, several of their best men having taken advantate of the holiday to go anti obtain useful hints by watchin' the seniors at work. After a very good and excit;ng game victory rested with the Fo scray, who obtained two goal., to nil. Tl.e suace.:sul kickers were Charles, and Bennet, who with M'DU.Jtialt, lHurd, Wr:ght, J. Emmerson, and H. Williams who' captained the team;- played a- splendid: game.,. Mr. F. Upto.' made a very fair and impartial. central umpire. The committee of ;the Footscray Football Club have sent a hall to Yarravillc, so that members there...
Sporting. Fox Terriers. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 24 May 1884
S- porti n g. Fx- d Terriers. A very successful meeting.. undler the auspices of the Melbourne and' Footscray. Fox Terrier Clubs. was held last Saturday in the Club Paddock, Footscray, , when a match between Mr. Clifton's Trust (by Boss-Nettle) and Mr. Harley's iRenard (by Brick-Bess) was run by points, best hve out ufnine courses, and after running three undecided courses resulted in a win for Renard by live courses to three. A twelve-dog stake, by points, was then: run. M1. Ilolroyd's W\elcome 'Ja3k :being the successful one- An Fleven-dog stake (catch and hold) was then; run, Mr. Kay's Mistaken (by Dick Thorn) being the' winner, Harley's Renard being runner up. Mr. Doherty acted as judge, and gave general satisfa tion. The rabbits were real flyers . fl
The Independent "ONWARD AND UPWARD." FOOTSCRAY, SATURDAY, MAY 24, 1884. Borough Improvements. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 24 May 1884
"ONWARD AND UPWARD." FOOTSCKAY, SATURDAY, MAY 24, I884 .Borough Improvements. IT would be an interesting and instruc tive reccrd if the Borough Council would have a statement prepared of the mileage: of istreets made, chhnnelling laid down, and footpaths formed during each of -the last five years in. the borough. - A partial return is made out each yeair for the: Government, giving some of the particulars referred to, but' the contracts accepted and. carried out, would show the rate at which these improvements had been going on in: a more complete form..: It has been urged .against councillors that these works- of utility only progress-at a very slow rate,; and,that rthe funds of th.e borough are nbot applied- so economic ally as they might be, butithese charges are as regularly, mad again'st every councillor in almost every other muni cipality. In our own case .it mus. be borne in mind that with the exception of the iTown Hall erection, for which the present councillors are not res...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 24 May 1884
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Building Society. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 24 May 1884
Building: Society. IT is gratifying to observe that the local Society has got over the p?reliinitry troubles that ?ffect all newi ventures, babies is well as societies,: and having uccessfiilly' cut" its , teeth' and been vacciniatediis now in :a thriving 'cohdi tion. the.registration..completed, the pass books lissued; and liroposals for. advances invited,::- The impetus given to a locality. by a Btiilding Society in full swingig's very considerable, and the habit of savingg that is iiiduced, does much to improve it individually. The numiber of small investors is very encouraging,. and speaks; well for, the. ture~;pnifort of' he famili?scon i ed. when it-is considered'how long time oiir districthliasbeen settled, and hiark how . speedily- those societies were organised, 'and' with what success in almost every other suburbs. Unity is strength, and all who desire to push on the prosperity of the- district should enrol as members and push the chariot along.. :. :
News in Brief. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 24 May 1884
. News in Brief. The South!Australian loan was successfully" floated at prices considerably above par.' * The attention of the Inspector of Nuisances has been called by the Borough Council, to the great nuisance caused by stray cattle. : The local' gas, company have a plentiful supply of good coke. for -sale at one shilling. per bag. ... .; ; , . The amount of £7' 14s. hai been collected on behalf of the widow of the late Mr. Thomsoun. Elsewhere it is notified that the second quarter for the :juvenile dancing class under Professor Smart commences at the -Ladies College; Cowper street'on Monday June 5th. Tuesday, Jttly Ist, is to be observed as a publis holiday, in celebration of Her Majesty's Birthday.'- The change from a Saturday. will be gratifying to many. SMr, J.: S.' Jenkins seems to' have made a bungle when laying' down .the channelling in Hotham Street, as the present' Surveyor says that it stands about three feet in the roadway. Mrs. Kitchen the widow of the engine driver wh...
ORIGINAL POETRY (?) [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 24 May 1884
1 ORIGINAL POETARY(?)ý In a town I need not name, A pl-e that's voted slow, The threevisme iimni of Gtham To the'halt to hear.them all;' Cr, Cock -a doodle do ! They were the men of brain I Of circleha u: and of ii st.:o The councillors were noodlesi; And the Gohaniites would rouse Each from his seat. They would be beat, S -'By; Cock a-doodle-doo's Atll sorts of stone ?nd :wood,;:: - And they could hsild a drain, ;: Cornplete out of their brainl The N.I.hN'si:were ohly iens?;,; - They Cock a-idoodle;doo's; .. " The boys did loudly laugh; , :r' -'!'As`:Gale wentron? with 'haff:::,,:i,: Yi-:; ' : The greyhound took the-floor For hall-an-hour-or oiore -: The trioi? ?ared,the audieince i wred .T At, Cock-andoodled .s:" fit when the tiie om e roun The will not lend an ej;ar ; oToacitatoro- and-nooy raters;; `Ye o b L:Cocka:-doodle~diddled: - ·- ;;II!tl io triKol X.awti Rumi [WVhen .we stirted to' reid the 'above it dawied edii that'the perpetrator was either a lunittic or a' Chinky, ind ...
VITAL STATISTICS. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 24 May 1884
VITAL STATISTICS.-The following are the registrations for the week ending May toth: Footscray, six births an.l five deaths ; Hotham, seven births and two deaths; and Williams. town, ten births and four deaths. There were 214 births and 129 deaths in Melbourne and Suburbs, of the former thirty-three were infants under one year .i. CoRRecrloN.-A- grumbler writes challen ging a 1qtenjept smade in our:lkct issue to the the effect that the Upppr Foscray School had gained an average of considerably ovye So per cent; and correcting our figures by the information that in the preceeding eiamination the average was 86'235 while this year it is 80o476 or a decrease of nearly six per. cent, Our correspondent must be something of a statist. BLIND PERFORMERs.-Arrangements have been made for a concert being -given by the pupils from the Blind Asylum, at the Royal Hall, on Tuesday, 17th June. Many of these pupils have developed really splendid voices, and shew exceptional talent, which makgs it quj...