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A QUEER PICTURE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
A QUEER PICTURE. Paul Veronese, like many other painters, was given to eccentric moods and odd habits. On one occasion he accepted the hospi tality of a family at their beautiful country villa. He assumed great liberties during his visit, claiming absolute possession of his room, allowing not even a servant to enter. He would not suffer the maid to make his bed, and the swelepings of the room were left every morning outside the door for her to remove. He slipped away with out bidding the family good-bye. On etering the room the servant found the sheets of the bed missing, and at once reported that the painter must have stolen them. After careful search a roll was found in a corner, which proved to be a magnificent picture of "Alexander in the Tent of Darius." It was painted on the missing sheets of thebed, and the artist had chosen this curious way of recompensing his hosts for their generous hospitality.
News and Notes. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
?News and N -tes. 4Or-SPpEED- A !t2adsonae Frnenta:La, Iwas made ·jn Wednesday er\ ietg te the Rev. Father ONeil by tre coreati?o of St Marys Chutch to. ctremoxe his departur= for Yeato icwhirC c??zt?rz .e has been appoiated- "The gift twoo the shape of a purse of sovereiags a.d a whip. 'he latter f-am the League of the Czoss, Dr. O Donnellaed .ar Mare mad' the preelnatitons. Singingand recitatious filled in Lhe programme am a ~ =ey enjoy able csening was spent. For the pupose ot fostering the bee" keeping inaustry, a bonus of one penny per pound has been offered by the govern nest on r?ll honey exported outside the Australian colonies. The maximum wright on wlich the bonus will be paid to sny one firm or aliary shall not exceed ove ton an-d ut mnust be the produce of the apiarv owned by the e-xporter. It mnust bh put up in new tins holding 561bs nett. ati enclosed in strong wooden boxes, two in a box and branded "'Yictorian _oney." Aoy one in search of further in formation should a...
A NAVAL PARALLEL. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
A NALVAL PAIRALLEL. Whllen Sir Provo Wallis attained his hun dredth birthday, the papers recalled the story of the famous fight in which he bore a part. When the tale of the Shannon and Cllesapeake was first told, a writer of that day discovered that a remarkable resem blance in every material detail might be traced in the circumstances of that action and one that took place in the reign of Charles II. While negotiations for peace were going on, the Dutch tidmiral Evertz, being in the Mediterranean with his squadron, it hap pened that Captain de Witte, commanding the Schaerlaes. carrying thirty-six pieces of cannon and a l.undred and forty men, met withlli Captain Ilarman in the Tyger, a small English frigate, which lhad been careening at Tungiers, and 3ame into the harbour of Cs diz with the Echaerlaes. Jesting with De Witte, the Spatards told him the reason he was such gcod i'ends with the English clptainl was be:euse he durst not fight him. Admiral E:eriz, hearing this, thereupon...
HOW TO CREATE A SENSATION [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
HO1W TO CREATE A S;ENSATION 1. Arrive late at the opera. Impression created that you dine at a highly fashion able hour. 2. Do not apologise to the simple people whohave come at theadvertised time, and on whose toes you tread while crushing past them. 3. Invariably carry an armful of scores (the older thebettor). Impression created that you know something. 4. Beat time with the foot at all well marked movements. Impression created thatyou have a musical soul. A pedal obligato invariably enhances the enjoy ment of your neighbours. 5. Hum every ear-catching melody. Impression confirmed that you know some thing. If any cantankerous person re marks that he didn't pay to hear you sing, reply, "Then, sir, you have that into the bargain." 6. Start convulsively whenever a string breaks. Impression created that you have a musical ear. 7. Follow up the start with the remark that really those fellows ought to pay a halfpenny more and get good strings. Im pression created that you have a know l...
A WELL-TRAINED DONKEY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
A TELL-TRAINED DONKIEY. A gentleman who was spending a few weeks in a small muoorland parish used to ,dive a tile strong donkey in a spring cart, which the village lhundress was pleased to lht ,ut on hIire wsrhen she did not require its ser ices herselL : Mulch to the gentleman's surprise and an nlselace, the good animal. tholtgh a willing, alid by no mean. slow traveller, possessed a trick of always pulling into the side of the hedge, ansd coning to a full stop whlenever ishe clhanced to meet either the doctor's or -er'yrayan's carringe oil the rord--a custom l-hiclh. hoswesr, sr.e did not think fit to put i;.,o practice unon meeting humbler vehi cleo. 'l'These dead halts made thile unaccustomed driver feel remarkably silly on several ocea sions when the rectory varriage contained ladies, and lle, much against his will was drawn into the ~ntter by the eccentric don key, and there retainled until the more im portant eonveyl nue had passed on. " Mrs. Jones," he exclaimed somewhat tes...
CORRESPONDENCE: [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
CORRESPONDESXCE From Mr Thos.Brunton, requestin g permissico to erect a stable on lan d nxt bis~f?Jcory- in Laurens-treet---t he structure to be of wood and iron, aS a good foundation would be difficult to obtain for a brick building Referred to PublieC Works Commit tee. From IMelborne and Mietropolitan Board of Works, minutes ofei 109th teeting. Received From NIr W. H. Mason, seeretary ci the North and Wst :leibonrice Ladies' Benerolnt Sceiety. soliciting patronage of mayor and council at a 6LfI to be held in aid of the soeiety's fends on May 16th next. R!eceirezad request accneded. F Do i M1r Frendetgast, notifying visit of :Hr Taverner to inspect the -oonee P. ads Creek. and asking coun cillors to attend. Hte enclosed plan of creek. and report of Dr Greswell on it. Recei ed FProm J. H. P. Polgiase requesting pstroaage of coun~ iliors to a pi, nic to toe held under the auspires of the Anard of Advi-e. on March 27tb.h, lie itred amvi patronage granted. Fror the Tramway and O'mnitus...
A LEARNED ARGUMENT. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
A LEA&.NED AIGUIIENT. Many years ago, when the country west of the Mlississip i was comparatively new. an individual named Tomkins enjoyedquits a reputation in Nebraska as a suczessiul pettifogger. Be was not very well posted in book learning or in knowledge of the law, but his own tact and shrewdness invariably brought him through successfully, and his supply of both was practically inexhlaustible. On one occasion he was pitted against a sharp, dapper limb of the law irom a neigh booring towvn, who held up to ridicule a paper which Tomkins had submitted to the court. He remarked, amongst other things, that all law papers were required to he written in the English language, and zontended that thle one under consideration, from its wretched spelling and penmanship, ougha, therefore, to be -xcluded. " Geuelmen of the jury," said Tomkine, when he summedr up, " the learned counsel on the otherside finds fault with my svritin' anld spellin', as if the merits of this case depended...
REPORTS: [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
REPORTS: James Kearney, rate collector, re ;orted coltlecting £546 5s 6d since comment esnent of financial year. He had ?l-o served norices for present year. Q'e~r_ E~. Magnus reporting frmigating premises of a persun who had beeo in contact with the West Melbourne small-pox case. He was ahnost out of sulphur-cakes The floor and one post of verandsh at rear of Post-cfice decayed, £1 would repair the lot. The Town Treasurer reported receiv ing £~3769 14s ud since last meeting.
NORTH MELBOURNE V. EAST MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
NORTH M1ELBOURNS V. EAST MIELBOURNE. These teams met last Saturday at East Melbourna, anl the East winniung the toss decidedl to bat and sent J Harry and A.. Carter as thei- first representatives, to the bowvling of II 11apledtone anl E BeaRl. J Harry, taking strike from MZaplestone, ccored four ori' the first ball, but succum bed to the second, he being smartly talken in tho slips by Jno .-owlett. F Layver succeoded andi was disposed of without scoring by M?aplestone clean howling him with a fast one. A Carter was the next to fall a victim to iMaplestone, he being bo.v led with a regular trinmmer that broke a bail. A E Trott was missed of the first ball he received from E Bean by Fox at the wickets, and the miss proved a costly one, as he afterwards played vigorously and soon made 44, when he was bowled by E Bean with a real good ball. P Lewis con tributed 3" by goodl cricket, while P 3'A-llister scored 31 by patient cricket. C Vautin 15 by a neat display, his der terity saving his...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
BILL OF EXCaANGE. Bltrfl~oiozahsdugdecfEPrnmiory'Notelr' Se. d. Where the amount or value of,the .d-ii, money for which a bill or note is . drawn exceeds £10,000, then for every £50 of the aslouu t or value, and also for any fractional part of £00. of such amount or value .. 0 1 0% Bill of exchange payable on demand charge able with same duty as a promlissory note lor same amount. (Embossed stamps must be used,which may be obtained at all Post Offices.) ExssPrrsoss. 1. Draft or order drawn by any banker in Victoria upon any other banker 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 Victoria direetinglthe payment of any sum of oluney, the salno 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 grante...
"IT'S WELL IT IS NO WORSE." [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
rIT'S WELL lT IS NO WORSE." After the American revolutiouary war, George III. ordered a thanksgiving to be offered up throughout the kingdom. A noble Scotch divine, aidressing his Majesty upon the suljert, inquired: "For what are we tl;o return thanks 1 That your Majesty has lost thirteen of your best provinces 1" The king answered, " No." "Is it, then, that your Majesty has lost ten thousand lives of your subjects in the contes T' "No, no," said the king. "Is it, then, because you have lost a hundred millions of money, and for the defeat and tarnish of your Majesty's arms hi "No. Give thanks it is no worse." ,s of Russia (just out of bed). "What has become of my onnershirt 1" Valet: .' Please your Maejesty, the blaclsmith's put ieg fresh rivets in it."
INTERCOLONIAL RATES. TO NEW SOUTH WALES, NEW ZEALAND, QUEENSLAND, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, TASMANIA, WEST. AUSTRALIA, FIJI, NEW HEBRIDES AND BRITISH NEW GUINEA. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
INTERCOLONIAL RATE6S. To NEw SOUTH W.LES, W -Ew ZNs e, QUE~ESLAND, SOUTH AUST~LAA, TAsunq , WEST. AUSTRALIA, F, ETW HEBmDEB a1W BzITI?H K?w Guisn& s.d. LEarrasP-Per & ounce or under 0 2 Posr CAns ... 01 REPL?Y PO5T CDms ... O 2 .InEEiT L C.aro to -- .:. W9aes,?-1 a Australia. Queensland, Tas mania, W. Australia .. O 10 To lew Zealand.and Fiji 0 2 BooKs-.Per four ouncesorunder (up to threelIbs)... ... 0 1 NEWsPAPERs ... ... 0 REGI??Sar uAoN FEE... ... O 3 Bu-a parcels of newspapers,post ed by a registered newspaper publisher or newsrendor, per lb or fraction thereof ... 0 1 P.acE PoOsT.-To S. Australia, Queensland, New Zealand, Tasmania, and W. Australia only.--Per lb or under 0 8 Each additional Ib, or under (up to 11 Ibs) ... ... 0 6 PACKEan. CoMNEECI&L PAPERS AaD PnBI rD PAPEs.--P er every two ounces or under (up to 41bs) 0 1 (Items see Victoria) PAB nss, samples, packets of merchandise, &c.--Per every two ounces or under (up to lib) 0 1
POSTAL NEWS RATES WITHIN VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
POSTAL NEWS -:--o:- - RATEE WITHIN VICTORIA., s.4. SIr as_-Pe-r ounce or under 0 2 - UETEGcT LETTErsns.-- Per letter 0 6 (inarldition toordinarypostage) (Urgent letters are,on arrival at the Post Ofdice in the town to which they are directed, treated as telegrams, and delivered with the utmost despatch. They will not be delivered if addressed to persons residing beyond the ordin ary delivery by telegraph messen ger, nor if addressed to a place having no delivery by letter car rier or telegraph messenge.) SPosr C?a?a ... ... _iR.ELY .POsT CA?aS. . .. -0: I- TR Cn~Ds ... ... O 1 * EWSAPPEEs 0 Oj Booxs.-For every four ounces or under (up to three lbs) 0 . REGISrEATION FEE ... 0 3 PARCELE&--Two pounds or under 0 9 (each extra pound orpart, 3d.) Busx parcels of newspapers, posted by a registered news paper publisher or news ven dor, per Ib or fraction thereof 0 1 (lNot less than 4 papers in each parceL) PAcKETs. COsrEaRCIaL PPEES.-For every two ouncesorunder(up to 31bs) 0 1 (Such...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
... - NC. . . N rt Melbourne GAZ ETTE AN: ..: . - . . .r ls Fy Fdy E rnug And maybe DataLuan from An Newm Agms. The Price Is-onily ONE PENNKY. FUPl, DNTALEa 0? AL! Matters of Local Interest. 2A columns ar5 open wide to the Secretaries of Chureces, Lodges, Socie ties, Clubs, ,c., contributions from whom on matters of local interest will 5e gladly welcomed and swill rece?,e the ztmost attention. '- ": TheePpeswl prous SSPLENDID AD)VER TISING MEDIUJM In the Districts i iwhich they ··t-- . l- ., JOB JNI;iNTING .-?ib~,is?;:ijr:rrr?O?.? .? OP . - ?, -. i .... Lowest Rossible? Prices. " Pat, Pati you shtidd -ever hit maIr "hen he isw-don !" Pat " "'hat did I -uk so hard to get im down for?" .a -s o i·, rt-· ·~fort" ':e"lte f;. : ,ddn. FUR IT RE W. T. SIMPSON. . 190 ~ 1t?92 'ictoria-st., E'ort 1 elbournne: Supplies Goods at the Lowest Prices current in the trade, either for CASH OR EXTENDED TERMS. S Shakespsere confirms this as follows He that hath a house to put a head in. - KING LEAR, Act...
RATES TO THE UNITED KINGDOM AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
RATES TO THE UNITED KINGDOMI AN?D FOREIGN COUNTRIES. sd. I?srE?s.-E-ach ounce orumder 0 2j Posv CAans ... 01 REPLY Posy ClAns ... 0 3 NEWsPP s ... ... 0 1 COMncLERaL PaPEs .-4 ounees - or under... 0 2 Over 4 ounces, but not over 6 ounces ... ... ... 0 3 Every additional two ounces or under(upto 41bs) ... 0 1 PI orz P APES (other than news uapers).--Per every twoounces or under (up to 41bs) ... 0 1 PArEsss and samples.Per every two ounces or under (u?p to b) ... ... ... . 01 REGISTrATIO FEE ... 0 3 . Acknowledgement of delivery of a registered article ... 0 2?? Pancar.s PosT, wholly by sea. Each parcel of 21bs or under 1 6 Each additional lb or under(up to l1bs)........ ... 0 9 LAIE LEfEZnS must bear full postage and late fee stamp of 2d. extra, and may be posted at any time not exceed ing a quarter of an hour after mail closes; at MIelbourne General Post Office, any country Po?t Office, Rail way travelling Post Office; handed to the mail guards, posted in bag at Spencer-street, for ...
A WEE BAIRN. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
A WEE BAIRN. " Weel, Maggie," asked a teacher of a little girl, "how is it you are so late this morning in coming to school? ' "Please, sir." was the reply, there wis a wee bairn cam' to oor house this mornin'." "Ah," said the teacher, with a smile, "and wasn't your father very pleased with the new baby?" " No, sir, iny faither's awa' in Edinburgh, an' disna ken aboot it yet; but it wis a guid thing my mither wis at hame, for -in she had been awa', I widna hae kent w.hat to dae wi't."
Cricket. [Secretaries wishing to have their reports inserted should send them into the office not later than Tuesday in every week.] A Farewell to The English Cricketers. A PROPHECY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
Oricket. jeeretrriesJ iJuEin to have their reperts eiserted' should send them into the ofie not later than Tasday in each week.] A Farewell to The English Oricketers. A PROPHECY [It is said that one ahouldn't prophesy unless one knoxs, with the usual Austrralian daring we ten ore to predict without having received any sibylline comrn nunication.] Australia has been beaten by the doughty English toe t,, And her laurels will be re:koned, those things that have been. And our teara are lowing. flowing, For the laurels they are going To theland where Brown and \Vard will keep them green. But we like you though you've licked us but , we'll soon return thie hlowv. And yet, our pluo ky Giffen and our Trott shall lay you I ,v Despite your hitting. hitting, hitting, Andi your de'cd quick run.eti ng And those Riecard-snian balls wich aren't slomv. And IcLsren hie's a d?.sy, can't he paste the bowling to,, Snuch a dash antd style of slo'ggiug, the ball ii fairly flew, He didn't pltter, potter, ...
A MEMORY OF BABYHOOD. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
A MEMORY OF BABYHOOD. A few weeks ago I went to see a friend ofmine, an old man who lives in a cot tage. He used to work as a carpenter, and a very good carpenter he must ihave been, but he has been unwell for some time, and not able to work." He lives quite by himself, for his wife is dead, and his children grown up nd away; and as he sits in his arm-chair by the fireside I expect his constant occupation is to turn back the pages of memory, and read those that have been written on and folded down long ago. He has many interest ing things to tell one, and he always does his best to entertain me when I go to see him. He has one story in particular that never fails to thrill me, of a wonderful dream he once had. He is a fine-look ing old man, on the other side of seventy years, with good features, and dclear blue eyes; and last summer a lady, who is a clever artist, painted his portrait in oils, a picture which hangs on his cottage wall, and of which he is justly proud. The other day ...
Kings, Lords, and Commons. ENGLISH LESSONS FOR AUSTRALIAN LEARNERS. (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 15 March 1895
Kings, Lords, and Commons. ENGLISH LESSONS FOR AUS TRALIAN LEARNERS ; -- [BY " HisTORICUS. (Cotinuied.) .Taniury 3'th, 1820.saw the sccession ,of Rgent to the throne of BE gland. His reign muy .be snumned up as a reign of aialt-ries, lies and debts. This royal s 's.h-ht n, releeinusu qalicty whatever. H 9 c>ro'iidon dii n ,i take lace till -Iul 29'Jti. 1851. : ,The Lord President of:the secret c mrt of cobinit?ree reported th.t they had examined the dochiaents lad - efre them, ,ichn deeply aff~cted the honour orf the Qseen charging her with ajulspr ons connexion with a foreigner, originally a menial =errant;' and with other acts unhecoming her rank and station, of the most licentions character; and- therefore: recom.nending s:sslemn- enquiry hy a .legislative proceeding. The Qaen asked to be heard by counsel, whice war refused her . The Premier, Lord Liverpool, then presented a" Bill of Pains'and Penalties against her chargin"g her with adulterouns cjonnexion with Bartolbmew Berg...