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En Avant. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
En Avant To be or not to be, aye, that is the question. V hen women get the vote. and speakeresses order the usher of the Council room, in a tone of voice a la Cromwell to take away that bautle, &lt;what a time we will be having. Ac _cording to newspper reports, crowds flock out to Onehunga to the Council meeting to lap up with greedy tongues the savoury jokes of the .Mayoress' Council Chamber. Williamson and Musgrove, truly, will have a serious competitor in the Mayoress when they trot out their theatrical company in that little New Zealand town. Al ready, on the trams men are losing their regard for the ladies, who have stepped on to the same political rights with themselves. How the world is going aheam just now " A new gun to kill at 15 mile: has been invented. Fathers may teach their sor. how to shoot, feeling a new ze:;t for the 'uition. The electric light will shortly s~cceee in making us all as blind as bats with its vivid rays. We are going ahead. Those delightful b...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
SACRIFICE'. OF WINTER STOCK. THE GREATEST -AND CHEAPEST SALE OF THE _SEASON . N-OW ANNOUNCED. kITGERALD BROTHERI WILL CO.MMENCE A GIGANTIC REALISATION SALE OF Winter, Drapery, Clothihg, Carpets, &C., AT THEIR FAMOUS CASH DRAPERY WAREHOUSES, ERROL STREET NORTH MELBOURNE, AND BRIDGE -STREET, BALLARAT. The Bargains will be Uniparalleled! The Prices the Lowest in Victoria. In order to reduce our- immense Stocks, aamounting to --upwards of £45,000, and being determined not to carry over- Goods from -one -Season to another, we have- carefully. gone through the different departments and REDUCED,-EVERY UNE to prices that must create Intense excitement amongst people who study economy, and pay ready money.. The Goods are all lew, Fresh and Clean. lo Gdliines! HoBanrat Runbbish! In the limited space of a "month £15,000 worth of Seasonable Goods mnst be turned into hard Cash; To effect this apparently- difficult task, ordinary sale prices will be quite ig nored, and every article ruthl...
They Say [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
:They Say That the Cricketing magnates of North Melbourne are not on the best of terms with the Council. That the North is going to gather laurels down Fitzroy way to-morrow. That the Brunswick St. tram will be able to pay a dividend. That Tote runners have to keep their weather eye open. That the Albion United deserved their victory, at'. North Melbourne Juniors deserved better luck. that the West Melbourne Juniors make a speciality of kicking goals. That the W. M. Juniors drew with the Fitzroy Juniors. Scores 3 goals,and 3 goals 4 behinds respectively. That a great crowd will assemble at the Fitzroy C. G. to-morrow. That the U. F. S. Hall company are having lively times. That it is e:ceedingly difficult to get directors to act without fees. That North Melbourne wants stirring up. That this rainy weather kills business. That Fitzgerald Brothers are preparing for a great sale. - That the municipal dovecote will soon be agitated by an election. That Councillors Caine, Carter and Cost...
News and Notes. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
News and Nots.: SUDDE? DEATH OF .AN OLD RESI DENT.-One of the oldest residents of North Melbourne died suddenly in his bed at his son's residence, the Souter Johnnie Hotel, Curzon-street, on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. The de ceased, Mr. Martin O'Connor, was aged 71, and had been out driving to Doncaster on Tuesday, and returned in the evening complaining of a pain in the chest. Hi, daughter-in-law, Mrs. O'Connor, advised him to apply a mustard plaster, which he declined to do. He went to his bed about 10 o'clock, and about 7 his daughter-in law visited his room, and assumed he was sleeping-although it is believed now that he had then expired. Another visit was made at 8.45, when it was found that he was dead. Medical assistance was sum moned, but it was of little avail. EssUIGs FLEUIINGTON MEETING. The great annual Winter Meeting of the V.R.C. is now occupying the attention of sportsmen. There are a number of the best horses in Australiia engaged in the G.N. Hurdle, which w...
A STORY OF THE BASTILLE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
a STORY. OF THE BASTILLE. When the Bastille was taken orniy seven were found there, as Louts XVI. upon his accession had set many at liberty. Amongst those then released was an old man, who had groaned in confinement for forty-seven years. His locks, white, thin, and scattered, had acquired the rigidity of iron; whilst his frame, shut up so long as in a stone coffin, had grown stiff and paralysed. One day the narrow door of his cell was thrown wide open. A voice announced his liberty, and bade him depart. Believing it to be a dream, he hesitated; but at length he rose up and walked forth with trembling, tottering steps. The stairs of the prison, the courtyards, and the bridges seemed of erdless length. He stopped from time to time. and gazedaround him like a bewildered tra'eller. His whole nervous system was so prostrate that his limbs almost refused their offlices. When he entered the carriage provided for him, he felt the motion of the v heels so painful; that he screamed out with...
CHILDREN'S MINDS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
CHILDREN'S MINDS. Children 'commence life, not indeed as sheets of blank paper on which we may write at will, but with every variety of temper and inclination for good and for evil bequeathed to them by these who gave them birth. The e.ucation which fails to recog nise this is radically defective. The ex ternal forces employed to train a child are successful only as thsey-are adapted to draw out. to guide or to restrain the internal im pulses. Unless we drscover what these im pulses are and are likely to become, unless we take pains to acquainl ourselves with their origin, their nature, snd their probable results, we are not fit to take part in the guidance of a youthful m.hd. Most of the failures of educators proceed from ignoring these facts.
A COMPARATIVE MATTER. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
A COMPARATIVE MATTER. Age, like beauty, is a matter of individual opinion. To the girl in h.r teens, the riper maiden of twenty-five seems quite aged. Twenty-two thinks thi t-five "an old thing." Thirty-five dreacs forty, but con gratulates herself that there may still re main some ground to be possessed in the fifteen years before the half-century is at tained. But fifty does not by any means give up the battle of life. It feels middle aged and vigorous, and th. nks old age a long way in the future. Sisty remembers those wiho have done great thin ;s at three score; and one doubts if Parr, waren he was mar ried at one hundred and tw;enty, hid at all begun to feel himself an o:d man. It is the desire of life within us which makes us feel young so long. if vwe lose that, ol, age soon takes possession of us, miInd and body.
A Narrow Escape. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
A Narrow Escape. I had been settled in Rochester som8 ten years as a merchant, when, as I sat, one morning quietly reading the paper in, my office, the followine advertisement mets my eye: "One thousand dollars reward will be' paid to any person who can give precise information as to how the late James Smithson met his death on board the' W-illiam Curmis on the night of the 23rd; of August, 1854. Address Jacob Sharper, 254 Fulton-straet. New York." You may wonder why this made me turn pale and sick, but it did, and for this reason: I knew the late James Smith. son- I was his fellow passenger on board the Wiilianm C:rfis, and I was one of the persons who last saw him ahie. We were coming from England-I to make my fortune, he to return to his native land; and I had felt for him an instinctive re pugnance that I took little pains to rin ceaL I remember one day after dinner we were sitting in sulky silence over our grog, when a sudden lurch of the vessel; sent the scalding fluid out of ...
THE QUEEN WAS NOT THERE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
THE QUEEN WTAS NOT THERE. Anodd old Staffordshire farmer, with most impenetrable ears, was called into the witness-box in the Probate Court to give evidence as to the attestation of a "wilL A young counsel commenced in xthberiild accents : -- - "Do you remember, Mr. Jobson, whether Mrs. Green was present when the testatrix signed her wilL" Mr. Jobson confidentially to his lord ship) : " If tha there young gentleman's a-talking to me, why, I don't understand a word he says." Judge: "You must speak louder, the man's deaf? Counsel thereupon shrieks out a repe tition ofthe question, the witness, aghast with astonishment not unmixed with contempt replies in rather a subdued tone, and addressing himself principally tothe jpdge : "The Queen I The Queen ! Noa the Queen rarn't there." Judge (in his blandest tones) : "He says, Mr- Robertson, that Her Majesty was not present"n
A MEMORY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
A tE1iO- tY. Dying at close of day, 'e:_th the shade of a beechen tree, Psssing from eartih away To the home of the good and t-ee. Only a mourner there, By the side of his dying bed, Only a face so fair, To watch o'er the seeming deal. - Only a lifeless form, Struck down in death that night, Filled by the hand of man. In the moon's sold, flickering light. Only a mangled corpse Lying deadon a human form, Onl; a death in this age of crime . Vhiere we die before we're borr. " Only an accident !" Was the verdic: the jury gave: Some looked aghast-but the many forgot There still was a life to save. Dead 'neath the trysting-tree. Where once I loved to meet lher, And sit on the rock by the old beech tree, Where I killed that poor uaskerter ! Woman has always been mnre than a match for man. Adam held the b st ca:ds, bu:, didn't know how to play them v ell. A French hookselier, who pridedl himself on his English, said to one of his cuistomenrs, " This is bound in mutton, sir, ani. this in vea...
ENDLESS GOLD. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
ENDLESS GOLD. Brown always declared he would marry an heiress, but being iext door to penni less himself, his frieuda didn't quite be lieve him, though he had never Wben known to teli an untruth. One evening at a political meeting, he made the ac quaintance of a great cotton lord. Sir 'na lico Twill, and happening to say, "'ITar, hear," in the right place several times whilst Sir Calico was speaking, the ld gentleman took a fancy to him and ask:ed hint home to supper. There he he met with his host's daughter, a churming yorng lady with eight thousand a year, ;ell des perately in love with her, popped the question in the conservatory, and was re. ferred to her papa. "Before I take the matter into con sideration," said Sir Calico, when Bro vn had stated his case "you must answer me one question. What is your fortune '" "' Well, I don't exactly know," anaweced Brown, being uncertain whether that :as a threepenny or fourpeuny under a jar at home ; " but let your dauguter become t iy wif...
A SMART SCHOLAR. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
A SMART SCHOLAR. "Now. boys, said the schoolmaster who had been reading for ' dictation "' a piece about murder, "can any of you tell me what a capital offence is 1" "Yes, sir, please, I can," piped a shrill voice. " Well, Johvny Smith, Faid the teacher, " what is a capital offence ?' "Please, sir, isnIt getting into a man's orchard and stealing fruit an offence ?" " Yes," replied the master. "An' if the owner don't see you, an' there's no dog in the garden-then it's a capital ofi?ene !" The teacher said Johnny Smith's head was smart, and he proceeded -,v ,ke Johnny Smith's hands smart so*
TERRIBLE REVENGE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
TERRIBLE REVENGE~ Another of these sad social easss of crime which have been so frequent in France of late came before the assizss of the Charente Inferieure on IGth August. The prisoner is the Comtesse de Tilly. She is about thirty-four years of age, and both on her own and her husband's side is connected with several distinguished noble families. Her marriage tool: place at Saintes fifteen years ago, and four chil dren have been the issue. At first the union appeared to be a happy one, bur. the countess falling into delicate health, her husband neglected her, and eventually formed the acquaintance of a wcrk-gi:l in the neighbourhood, named Marie 'ard chal, said to 'e remarkably pretty. The liasii'n went on for some time. At last the countess lieard of it, and determined to be revenged. She bought some vitriol, and as the girl passed by one mnornin.: on her way to work, the countess threw the corrosive fluid in her face. Marie A"ard chal was taken to the hospital, hit all the efior...
RATHER SMART. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
RATHER SMART. ,^ A short time age a smart Yankee called at a livery stable and wanted a double team for aten dlys' trip into the country, and the stableman refused to 1st him one, becausehe was a stranger. There was much discussion and finally the Yankee said ° What is your team worth ' " Four hundred and fifty dollars." "If I pay you that sum for it. will you buy "t back again when I return ?" said the cus ;omer; and upon receiving an affirmative reply he promptly put up the cash. Ten days later he returned, and driving :nto the stable he alighted and entered the iftice, saying, " Well, here is your team, and now I want my money back." The sum was passed to him, and he turned and was leaving the place when the livery .nan called out, " Look here, aren't you going ';o settle for that team?" " For what team'!" asked the Yankee, i. a surprised tone. "For the one you just brought back." " Well, now," drwled the Yankee, "you are'nt fool enough to think that I would pay. anybody for the ...
THE PUREST PEARL. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
THE PUREST PEARL. Beside the church door, a-weary and alone, A blind woman sat on the cold door-stone, The wind was bitter, the snow fell fast, And a mocking voice in the fitful blast Seemed ever to echo the moaning cry, As she begged an alms of the passers-by, "Have pity on me, have pity, I pray; Ily back is bent and my hair is gray." The bells were ringing the hour of prayer, And many good people - were gathered there ; But covered with furs and mantles warm, They hurried past through the wintry storm. Some were hoping their souls to save, And some were thinking of death and the grave, And, alas ! they had no times to heed The poor soul asking for charity's meed; And some were blooming with beauty's grace. And closely miufled in veils of lace; They saw not the sorrow nor heard the moan Of her who sat on the cold door-stone. At last came one of a noble name, By the city counted the wealthiest dame, - And the pearls that over her neck were strung She proudly there to the beggar flun...
Fiction. Seed-Time and Harvest. [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED] CHAPTER XI. (Continued). [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
Seed.-me- a4d HaITsveet CHAPTER XL: (Contin ed). Aylmer St.John was Charlie Lester s best man and Ella- irsr bridenmaid to Sylvia, whohad two others,. both ver)y little girls. Who looked =very pretty in their tastefully made frocks of- pink lib erty sill Percy had been disappointed in his best man; h- had.wri ten to an old friend, Jack Nightingale, asking him to act in that?capacity"' to his surprise he received no answer, oonilya week after he wrote again with-.the -same result ; he could not uaderstand it at all however, Capain Lisle happeied to -e on " terra firma " ust at the right time, and -gladly took his place - '-Alice's biidestaaids were= Ie three Mite sisters, sio woire rock of pale b!ue, the two little groups of contrasting colours looking very effective as they stood togethei.in 'thechanicel, the white robes of the. lioristers on either side forming a very affective _back-ground. A slight diversiori -was caused for a moment bya blunder oh the part of Dr. Berkeley.- ho d...
FRIGHTENED HER. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
FRIGHTENED HER. Society Rosebud-" Then you think that Jack cafes for me ?" Old Stager-" I'm sure of it. His eyes fol lowed your every movement last night." (Alarmes)-" Gracious ! Do you re~ly .hink he saw all I ate at supper ?" Clever men should not despise fools, sines tt is purely owing to ccmparisan with the foolish that they obtain their reputation for cleverness. Advertise in this Jounal. Wanted,, To Let, For Bale, Lost, eta., Fourteen Woret uharged Sizpance, same as daily papers~
CURIOSITIES OF ETIQUETTE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
OUR!OSITIES OF ETIQUETTE. Those whose lot is cast in a sphere which entails their attendance at Court must often inwardly rebel against the rigid rules of eti quette that have to be obeyed there. But they nay ongratulate themselves that they are :nembers of a Court the regulations of which are simplicity itself in comparison with those If sor.e others. Laws of etiquette have been formulated 'with -he object of preventing social friction by oaarding to every one his or her own rights and particular place. It would be 'ery awkward for royalties if they were liable to be rounced upon by anybody who wished to hare the honour of coming into direct per crnal :ontact with them. Who would not pity the Queen, for instance, if all who at tended the garden parties at Buckingham -Palace had the right of walking up to her and warmnl shaking her by the hand, as was done by twc impulsive but badly-drilled Americans e; year or two ago ? It must be quite weari tome enough to receive as many resrectf...
THE WAY OF THE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 29 June 1894
THE WAY OF THE WORLD. Blooms sat in Newsham Park one fine day recently, with his girl alongside him, and it was evident that he was " clean gone." The swans, the boats, and even the biscuits which were being distributed to the ducks, &c., had no more charm- for him-his only charmer was sitting snugly under the shelter of his protecting wing. "Ah, do b-b-be mine," he pleaded, in lingering tones. She made her.?lf slightly rigid and heaved a sigh. "I-I'll be real g-good, and r-renounce all my bad h-habits, you know ?" No reply. "N-never d-drink another d-drop !" Still unrelenting. "And g-give up s-moking cigarettes." No response yet. "And j-join the church. Cold as the Arctics. "And--aw-and g-give you a d-diamond engagement ring." cried he in desperation. It was then the maiden quickly raised her drooping eyes and gazed lovingly into his bulging orbs for one moment only, and as suddenly leaned on his shoulder while she tremblingly murmured into his ear " Oh, Blooms, you are so ...