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A-THINKIN'. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 15 January 1914
A-ThINKIN' No wedded woman in the land A heart more joyful carried, When, after many sought my 'and, My Tom an' me was married. But long those 'appy marriage bells 'Ave ceased their 'appy chinkin', An' in the loneliest of 'ells I sit, an' do be thinkin'. The times was'ard, butt Tom was brave, An' I was strong for fightin' Alh, God I the womanhood I gave That I 'is load might lighten. The fight was fierce-'e gave it up, An' then he took to drinkin'; So now I drain 'is hitter cup, An' sit 'erc, lonely, thinkin'. The children came, as children do An' God knows 'ow I loved them I The world it was, not me, that to Perdition's edges shoved them. I swear they never 'ad a chance; The Bush was alwiz clinkin' The awful chain of circumstance That binds me 'ere, a-thinkin'. Young Jack ('ow Mem'ry tortures me !) I can't forget the feelin'; The way my poor 'eart bled when 'o Was gaoled for cattle-stealin'. I often see it all again, The 'eart within me sinkin' I feel again the chokin' pain When I ...
OLIVER TWIST POLITICIANS. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 15 January 1914
OLIVER TWIST POLITICIANS. Give -the politician a shorthand writer and a typist, and he will be without a valet; give him free trams, and a motor car is wanting;.give him £750 per annum, and he will demon strate to his own satisfaction that £1000 as a salary looks better on aper, sounds more impresiv-e; and has other cogent advantages. There is one particular expense to which pol iticians are subjected, the burden of which is a great weariness to them, and must eventually fall upon the broad shoulders of the country. I re fer to the paying of tips. -Every mem ber should 'have an additional* £100 for tips to- waiters, porters, and per tinacious constituents, and another £100 for Christmas boxes for all sorts of Ipoo0le and birthday presents for electors babies. When you come to nsý: for you may be disposed -to ·give' them credit for moderation, but don't bie in a hurry. Wait. The M.P. has niot done asking by any means.-Atti cus in the "Leader."
Wandering Cattle. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 15 January 1914
Wandering Cattle. The following owners were fined for allowing their cattle to wander unatterid ed. viz:-Alfredl Ginivan. 1 horse, 7s 6d and 3s 6d coats; Nellie 'Murray. 1 horse. 7s Ed and 3s 6d costs: Louisa Neal, 1 horse, 7s 6d and 3s 6d costs:. Amy itcKissock, 1 cow, 5s and 2s 6d costs: Elizabetlh Stoneham- 2 cows, its anud 8s 6d costs; John Graco. 1 cow, 5s and 2, 6,1 costs; Richard Stains hrry. 1 horse. 7s 61 anid is cl coats; Frank Aldrai. 2 horses, 15 and 4s 6d costs. rho hostess was very anxious to: please her guest who was visiting her.. "Would you like a sonata before dini ner?" she asked, with a pleasing smile.j "Well, I don't mind," Ire answered, as a reminiscent smile overspread his countenance. "I had one or two on my wvay herf, lbut I reckon I can stand another." AV` -"What's the wrangle about in Plunkville?" "Some of the community wanit to nmaintain mudholes and swell their private fortunes by haulirg. automobiles birt. Others want to il prove tihe hliglhwarys, pinch...
ORIGIN OF COMMON PHRASES. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 15 January 1914
ORIGIN OF COIMMiON PHRASES. -'Eating humble pie" is a phrase which really arose from the corruption of the word "numnbles," or "numbles," the coarser parts of a deer killed in hunting, which when made into a pie were formerly reserved for the lower hunt servants; while "cooking his goose" is a phrase which originated when the King of Sweden, on ap proacliing a hostile town, excited the contempt of the inhabitants by the smallness of his army. To express this they hung out a goose for him to shoot at, whereupon the King set fire to the town to "cook their goose." Long ago unscrupulous people used to take a cat in a bag to market, where they tried to sell it for a pig. If, however, a purchaser opened the bag before buying, the cat, of course, jumped out, displaying the fraud. Hence the term "letting the cat out of the bag." "Going to the dogs" comes from the ,ýIaEll~adýý`ý4phc~o ~ o ýdos:aare scavengers as to be unfit to touch; while the ex pression, "Tell it to the marines," used to ...
ELECTRICITY IN SUMATRA MINES. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 15 January 1914
ELECTRICITY IN SUMATRA MINES. In Sumatra, the extensive Ombiline coal mines are making use of electric al methods on a large seile. In the present case thle galleries, rus directly three levels. 'The coal is taken out of the mine by electric locomotives of the customary mining pattern, which haul the trains of small cars. As the mines are higher up ill the mountain thaln the railroad station of Sawah Loento, the small locomotives are re quired to take the cars down to the loading station upon trolley electric tracks. Parallel to the first electric line has now been run a second trolley road, but this serves for large electric locomotives and cars which are used for hauling timber and other material Ilneedled for the mines. Current is also employed oil a large scale for operat ing pumlps, compressors, blast pals, cable hoists, as well as inl a coal bricket factory. Pumps bring the water from the River Omibiline, five miles distant from Sawah-Loento, and raise it to the mines, these p...
PARS FROM ALL PARTS CRIME AND RECREATION. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 15 January 1914
PARS IFROM' ALL PARTS -4-----. CRIME AND RECREATIN. Inadequate provision of wholesome recreation is set down as the cause of a great part of the vice and crime of New York in a report submitted to the Board of Estimate by Dr Frederick C. Howo (director of the I'eoplo's Insti tute) upon the utilisation of the pub lic school plants for educational and recreation purposes. Dr. Howe ascri bes vice and crime and juvenile delin quency largely to a wrong use of leis ure time. "Studies of the records of juvenile offenders," says Dr. Howe, "show that a large percentage of arrests and com mitments are for violations of city or dinances by children playing in the streets. The boy so arrested acquires a bad name. He is marked so by the police. If the offence is repeated lie beconmes.an 'old offender.' These of fences are traceable to a lack of op portunity for play, and the fact that the only accessible outlets involve a violation of the aInw." The same influences surround the girl, according t...
USEFUL HINTS [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 15 January 1914
USEFUL HINTS |Homie-mado larl is easily prepared, and is much less expensive than the shop variety. Get a pound of "flare" from the pork butcher; it will cost about fivepence. Out it in pieces, and put ill a jar. Place this jar in a ivl;, 1.itY,.ttbe fat -l a One pound of ..ý n Iearlyy a pound of lard. When using lemon for flavouring, and you only need ha:, of one, put the other half on a plate and cover with a glass tumbler. This excludes the air and prevents the lemon from getting mouldy. Another simple re medy is to smear the cut lemon over with the white or yolk of an egg, and place on a shelf to dry; lemons treated this way can be kept a long time. No man can understand the why of this, but it really happened. At New York's most recent fashionable wed ding one of the women guests smug gled her dressmaker in to give her a chance to see the gowns. The dress maiker was present as nurse for one of the flower girls. To. clear beetles out of cupboards and larders sprinkle a little be...
ESSENDON RIVER LEAGUE MARIBYRNONG RIVER INSPECTED. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 15 January 1914
ESSENDON RIVER LEAGUE ----4 -· MAIIIBYRNONG RIVER INSPECTED. An inslpection of tile Mariirrongn river was madtle bly tile colmmnuittee of the above body on Saturday afternoon last. Mr. D. Hicks, proprietor of tile Riverview Tea Gardens, placed a motor launch at.-thee disposal of the ronmittee, about thirty membncers availing themnselves of the op portunity of vilewing their local stream. Prior to starting front the 3tsribyrnong bridge, an inspectioln was miade of the Reserve. and several improvemtents are to be effectedt iln view of accomnnodating the public at the forthconilg Henley. on 14th Febritary. tesidents of Essendoni anldl Aberfeldie will have the benefit of the river frontage newly acquired by the Leagute: this portioln will be used for the accotmmodtation of thlie ipublic. anld an en trance gate will bIe erectedt at the Holmes road end. This extra strip of land should greatly relieve the conlgestion 50 lotice ablle on the Braytirook stile last year. Proreedling up tIle ri...
HON. W. A. WATT. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 15 January 1914
iUN. . A. A. WATT. Mr. Watt addlressed a large meeting at Kine George's Hall. Ascot Vale. on Mon day evelninl. when Mr. J. D. Graham. J.P., occupied the chair. The mecting was an enthusiastic one. although a;t times an trifle noisy. On the whole, the Premier met with a good reception. SMr. Watt also addressed :a ineeting of ladies at the Masonic Hall. Ascot Vale, on lTuesday afternoon, and spoke 'on tle leading questions of the day. There was a good attendance, and a Inumlber of ques tiortn were tanswerled.
THE PREMIER AT ASCOT VALE HOSTILE INTERJECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 15 January 1914
THE PREMIER AT ASBCOT VALE HOSTILE INTERJECTIONS. The Premier. Mr. Watt addressedi a large meeting on Tlhtrsday in the Ascot Valc Hall. in the midst of a sub-division that. until thie last genteral elections. failed to give him a majority. The Premier was accomspanied by Mr. H. S. Lawson. Minis ter of'Lands. Mr. J. D. Grahltamo occupied the chair The Premnier, wlho was well received. said the work of the preosent Parliamet edwhfretier tle 1912 record of 93 bills had ever been eqstalled by any Astraia Legislature Itfle traffic troblemi on thi metropolita, railways hlad beetn sealt witl by thle upassit of autlority for the eon version of the steam system to electrical tractiollt. So solndir and bsinesslikeP was that scheme that the must caotious and reluctant of couttry tcetoers were cont vinced by thle facto itl its favourr The first liss, from l rigltotn to Esseoedoet. would ibe is operation next year. tt was not yet entitiely utiderstood that the coun try wast faced with tile alter...
To-day's Election STRENUOUS FIGHT INEVITABLE. MANY COMPLICATIONS INVOLVED. EVERY LIBERAL VOTE NECESSARY. ESSENDON ELECTORS SHOULD STICK TO WATT AND SECURE HIS LIBERAL MINISTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 15 January 1914
To day's. Election STRENUOUS FIGHUT INEVITABLE. MANY. COMPLICATIONS INVOLVED. EIVRY LIBERAL VOTE NECESSARY. ESSENDON ELECTORS SHOULD STICK TO WATT AND SECURE HIS LIBERAL MINISTRY. The election for the Essendon seat in thle State Legislature will take place to. sday, Site poll opening at 8 a.nt. and clos ing at 7 p.m. 'The several polling places for this part of the electorate are: St. Paul's Church of England school room. Roxburgh street. Ascot Vale. for the Ascot Vale division. Churchl of England Sunday Scihool. Plea sant street, Pascoe Vale; also at Coburg Public Mall and State School. Moreland, for Coburg division. Essondon Public Hall. opposite Essentdon .railway station, for the Essendon dlivision. Puclkle Street IHall, directly olpposite the Moone Ponds Post Office, in Puckle-st.. for the Moones Ponds division. Without entering into or taking part in atny of the bitterness ilmported into thle Essendon contest, we feel that a word of suliport is due to Premnier Watt for all tih...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 15 January 1914
P1 RI.TC NOTI('E MRS. e4"''_AaY has taken over the News Agence. Opposite Etssendon Railway Station, Near .Tadgell Brothers. BOOKS, FANCY GOODS, etc., on Hand. Licensed to Soell Stamps. Public Telephone. W. ELLWOOD & CO. BUILDERS and CONTRACTORS. 81 WILSON STREET,. S MOONEE PONDS. Est;mates given a.nd plans drawn. - SHORSBE OE .BEND. REFRESHMENT. ROOMS MA&IBYRNONd RIVEB. Afternoon Tea, Aerated Water and Cordials. Plnlo Parties Catered for Beata ply in conjunction with electrio trais feans Maibyrnou Bridge. Hod aking in the vleinity. YOUNG and BEYPARTX, Poreietors. ass address-P.O., beadon. XMAS OARDS and GREETING XMAS OCARDS and GREETING XMASB CARDB and GROBEETING Splendid Variety. CLARKE'S ' 4 PUCKLE STREET Bay now for oat-going mails. FREE Advice, Quotes and Specifoations for the Installation of Electrio Light and Power. By having ELECTRIC LIGHT In your Home you will be UP TO DATE and COMFORTABLE. The number of Electrical INSTALLATIONS In 'progrees throughout the Me...
THUMBS UP [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 15 January 1914
THUMBS UP -4---- From Sydney Sunday Sun. Pat and Mick were twin brothers. i Being out of work, and seeing an ad vertisement for a coachman, Pat ap plied for the job. - Employer-"Well; Pat, I wish you to answer three qieetions.' Pat-"Fire away, sor." Employer-"How many stars are in the sky ?"' Pat-'"55,875." Employer--"How do you make that out?" Pat-"Sure, if you don't belaysve me, count them." Employer-"What's the weight of the moon?" Pat-"One hundredweight." Employer-"How's that ?" Pat-"'Beoause there's four quarters in it." SEmployer-" 'Now, Pat, what- am I thinking of?" Pat-"U'iable to aiswer-you have me." When Pat reached home, Mick, be-. ing anxious, asked him how he got on. Pat explained, when Mick decided he would have a.try. Emnplyer-'"'Well, Pat. you're back again?" Mick-"Sure, sor."" Employer-"Well, Pat, have.you the answer to number three? What am I thinking about?" Mick-"Sure, sor, you think you're talking to Pat, but you're not; you're talking to Mick." He got the situa...
"FEDERAL STANDARD." MURRAY COD. 3ft. LONG. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 15 January 1914
"FEDEBAL STANDARD." MURRAY COD. 3ft. LONG. An unusual spectacle was witnessed a few days ago by residents of Cobram and Barooga who happened to be at the Mur ray Iiver about sundown, when a number of large coo fish, varying in length from 18 inches to fully 3 feet, went leaping and disporting down stream on their annual migration to the lower reaches of the river, reports the "Cohrier:" At undown oni Saturday the fisth were seen gambol ling ani_ cavorting in the water opposite Mfessrs. Quick Bros.' new orchard, which is situated 51 milest framin thle Cobram bridge. ans at the same time on the fol lowing evening r hey were observed one ile from thie bridge near the Barooga road. Those who were fortunate enough to sce the ight state that at times over 30 hiuge fish would come to the surface and splash asbout for fully 40 seconds. while others would either mine clear out of the water or else lagily roll over and show their white undersides. Then, as they disappeared, others would immed...
"PRAHRAN TELEGRAPH." FORECAST OF THE FUTURE. WORKMEN'S WAGES, £6 WEEK. JUST ENOUGH FOR TAXES. LEAVING NOTHING FOR FOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 15 January 1914
"PRAIIRAN TELEGRAPH." From "Figaro" in the Barber's Shop. FORECAST OF THE FUTURE. WORKMEN'S WAGES, £6 WEEK. JUST ENOUGH FOR TAXES. LEAVING NOTHING FOlR FOOD. Andy Watson gays lie's game to bet even money that lots of Donal's supporters worn't trouble tllhemselves to go to the poll next Thursday. because they'll think Ihe's sate, and one vote more or less won't count. i'm afraid so. too. Many anll election has been lost by over-conlidence. Donal says some of his supporters have been very much annoyed because lte suel ironedl tire (;coater Meclbourne Dill. hat it's bound to- come. Maybo! So is the iBoulevard Naylor through Windsor, tIhe amalga-roation of the British and German empires, under the Czar of Russia, and the fusion of this planet with Mars. But that's nio reason why we should buy iplate glcais windosws for tihe boulevard in ad vince, teach tihe Russian language in tihe State schools, and raise a loan for ian aeroplane bridge with thIe MaRrtianrs. Our great graultdciildren c...
ESSENDON DISTRICT SCOTTISH SOCIETY "WELCOME HOME." [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 15 January 1914
£SS..NDON DISTRICT SCOTTISH SOCIETY "WELCOME HOME" l,. r »&lt;mone sojourn in a iar country to go to yoIr ituselaland. re-visit thile slpots 01 your youth surrounld ed y so nmany mIemories of nays gone by, and to meet those friends associated with LiLci itlemories. biut aiter such a tripl, and alter the mlit has beenl reireslhed and invigorated by a visit to Scotia's snores, it is an aducla pleasure to return to your adopted lanud, and receive a warni we-.come frontm the friends you left. aue;l was the experience o01 ir. and Mrs. Kerr wheln they reacheid thile Masonic Hall on Tuesday. 6th anluary, after landing ill Australia from the Old Laud on Monday nio tl:; wlhere they had spent a most en joyable holiday. As the guests entered the hall, preceded by Presidient Macleod, the audience sang "Auld Lang Syne," and it must have beenl gratifying for the travellers to hear sung with such heartiness - "Should auld ac quaintance be forgot?" Thie large gath ering vas an eviderce that...
GOLF NORTHERN. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 15 January 1914
GOLF .'----«--- NORTHERN. The January medal, played at Glenroy on Saturday, was won by 0. Tyzack, with a score of 90-14-76 He started badly, Clarke, 87-7-80; L. Morrison, 103-20-8I; it. S. Kaye, 99-16-83. W. B. Deni ead, 100 -14-86; J. Cobbletick, 108--21-87; J. M. lniglishl, 102-10-92