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The Spirit World. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
The Spirit World. MuasFlorence Marryat lectured lately at Ardwick on "The Spirit World." In her illustrations of table-rapping, she told her audience that an Elizabethan monk, with whom she had frequent conversations, told her the exact whereabouts of a dog whi:h she had lost. Hisdirectionsoninvestigation turned out to be perfectly accurate, and the dog was found at the fishmongers', as he had indi ?ated. The same spirit, a constant fre quenter of Miss Marryat't table, was fond of listening to singing, but objected by very rapid knocks of the table to a song called Champagne Charley. He demanded some thing serious, and was not eatisfied even with Ye Banks and Braes. One of the mostinteresting anec?otes was that of an old lady who was "leviated," The lady, who was in a separate room from the witnesses of the ocsarrence, was known to be in conversa tion with one or more spirit. Suddenly a voice was heard in tones of remonstrance, and the old lady was wafted into the room some height a...
"The Angel's Ladder." [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
":The: Algel'F Ladder.'' "If there were a adder;mother . Betweentheeath and Ay, As in the dacs cf Jacob, Lwould bid vonallgood-bye., And go throuighererycountry, And cearcht'rom town to town, TillTfonnd that ladder; WithAngel's coming down. -" Then I"onld wait quite?oftlv Beside the lowest round, Till the?weetest looking Angel. HladL atepped upon the roand: I would latouch his shining -grmn?ts, And speak noutaerv plin, ' WVill you take me; pleaase; to Ieaven; , When you go back again' ." "Ah. dnrlin."saidthe mother, "Y'n need not wander so; To find thehoavenlv adder; Where angels come and go ; Wherever getle kindnues, Or pityintog love abbinnda, There is the heavenly ladder; There are ito lowest rounds' From ." Bright Eyes?.'
PRISON TRAFFICKING. TALES OF THE EARLY DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
PRISON TRAFFICKING. TALES OF THE EARLY DAYS. The recent punishment of a prisoner at Pentridgo for an attempt to secrete goods I manufactured in the stockade, apparently t with the object of sendioc them outside the prison walls, revives the question of whether trafficking is yet rife in the gaols of the colony. There is every reason to believe, however, that Pentridge, although the largest penal establishment in I the colony, and the place where the long- a sentenced and most notorious of cri minals are immured, is comparatively' 1 if not wholly, free from the neo farious trading between warders and prisoners, which did so much to in terfere with the proper maintenance of discipline in the early days. The prompt punishment of offenders detected has done much to sweep away the evil, and no time in its eventful history has the stockade been moreably controlled than under the present management cf the governor, Colonel Bull, and the inspector-general, Captain Evans. At various periods ...
The Elephant says "Please." [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
The Elephant says "Please." Dr Pringle writes to the " Times "-While visiting the Zoo some time ago, I took my children to see the elephant, and to give themn a ride. Alter the ride I ,anted to give the elephant a bun, and. to make him soy "I'lease," said "Salaam kuro-i.e., make a salaam. The animal looked at me hard for some time with the bun in my hand; at last memory came to his help. and up went his trunk, and he made a r:ost correct " salaam." The keeper seemed very moch surprised, and asked me what it meant. I told him it was a point of good manners for an elephant to raise his trunk up to his forehead if any one was going to feed him, and that ire quently elephants will ask in this polite manner tor something when they see any one pass by who is likely to feed then'. The keeper assured me he had never seen the elephant do this before, and, if I remember rightly, he had been in charge of the animal since it arrived from India, and that it was one of those which took part in li...
Spanish Etiquelte. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
Spanrllh t iqll, t ,. There is a curious story of how the Duke d'Aoste, when king of Spain, told a mnleteer to whom he was talknug to cover himself, the sunit being hot, for getting that by so doing he made him a grandee. Ma[rshal Prim, to prevent this cateotrlaphe, knocked the man's hat out of his hand, and according to some the mnleteer had something to do with the assassination that follow(d a few days afterward.-London Spectator.
DEATH OF MR. M'LEAN, OF TRARALGON. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
DEATH OF MR. M'LEAN, OF TRARALGON. Profound regret has been caused throughout the 'Trralgon district by the death of IMr. .. T'Lean J.P., of the firm of MW'Lean Coates and Jones, Traralgon. Mr. I'Lean had been in indifferent health for some time and on Monday last was taken to the Melbourne Hospital to undergo an operation, and he1 died in that institu tion early on Wednesday morning. Mr. M'Lean was a brother to Mr. A. M-Lean, M.L.A. and was a council lor of the Traralgon Shire, of which lie had been twice president. Ile was highly esteemed for his many good qualities, and his death in the primne of life is generally deplored, lie leaves a wife and large family of young children.
An Office Secret. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
? i pieocetecret. Junior Partner--Onr traveler ought to be discharged. He told one of our customers that I am an ignorant fool. Senior Partner-I shall sipeak to hlin and insist that no more office secrets be divulged.--Boston G.attte. In front of his early home, in Swe den, stands a monument with this in scription, "*John Ericsson was born here." It is a large granite nmonument 1ant was built by the miners of liis na tive region wholly at their own charges. Conductor James McEntee of the UIn ion Pacific railroad claims to have Las sued a deer with a bellcurd, an experi ence that is yonchedl fir 'Ly the train bands. The train was going at full speed near Echo, U. T., at the time. This is a progrcesive ::ge. The king of Corea has purc:haLed an electric light plant in this country, which will have 2,000 incandescent lamps and will illu minate the cinga' palace and grounds. One of the largest retail dry goods houses in Ecstor. has a standing con tract with a daily newspaper to take all ...
THE A.N.A. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
THIE A.N.A. TO TIIE EIITOI;. n:, Now that the debates at the above t xcelfi'nt Society are a plronolueed .sce e,., ie very direction, 1 think it is timne ihat :he rules of debate enforced by every ,ther rociety in the colony were adopted ia.ml adlhered to" in Warragul. The delb.te on Tuesday last, on the mlininlmum wage qulestion, was attended by a roonlful t ellmbers and visitors, while of these I nlew fully a i ozen who wished to offer their remarks on the point at issue. tIow. ,vrer, although the proceedings opened ,arly nld were kept on until nearly 11 ,'chock. only four (4) speakers took part in the progranime. One of these made :ix I;) speeches, two others five (5) each, mul one four (4). Altihough sonime o these were able speeches, to tmy mind, still it is a fircer to call this a debate ! Fancy. four members of l'arliament having all the fun over the Land Tax Ilill to themselves ! What chance, I ask, have we younger members when this is allowed to take place. If the genial ch...
OUR LETTER BOX. [We distinctly wish it to be understood that we do not necessarily uphold the views expressed by correspondents under this heading.] REPLY TO "CON AMORE." TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
OUR LETTER BOX. [We distinctly wish it to be understood that we do not necessarily uphold the views expressedby correspondents under this hcading.1 REPLY TO "CON AMORE." TO THE EDITOR. Sir,--I write these few lines hoping t1ey will find you in better health than I arl at present. " Con Amore's" letter i1s left te in a very bad state. The d1etor says I must be kept very quiet, iul I aln now on the "lodge," ly wife threatens she will tear "Con Amore's" hair out by the roots. Let us hope for tile? sake of peace sod quietness that he is ir vtly bald. My friends tell me that 1 have been raving about a frozen peach. I regret now that I did not send the N"l b his peach stowed away in a cool ,ichaiber, but lmistak!es often happen, as they did in the case of the green peasi li.tchi sett hme. ' wi fe tells ime l turned dreadf !ly pale when I perused "..('n .Amore' '; letter, bnt the climax uas reached when "Con Amore" proposed t!ti I should be cooked brown and frozen. er frozen first and cook...
Hollow Spars. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
Hollow Spars. The use of hollow spars for boats de signed to attain great speed has intro duced a new and novel industry requir ing workmanship of the finest charac ter. The stick for this purpose is re qunired to be of exceptionally fine and straight grain, and after being roughly sEhaped is split longitudinally from end to end; the center of each of the halves is then hollowed out, and a greater or less anlount is removed, according to the intended location of the spar. the upper spars being much the lighter. These hollows run nearly the length of the spar. great care being essential to have them follow the taper of the out sido of the spar exactly, to insure uni form thickness at every point--o course when this has been done :nd the two halves of the spar replaced in their original position, a circular hole is left in the renter of the spar, running near ly the whole length, and following its taper from end to end. After this the two halves are fastened in place again by means of...
Agriculture in Ontario. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
Agriculture in Ontario. the Ontario crop repnrt for ISPI. has been S?,nued, and itindicates that farmer, are having had times in t'ht part of Canada as elsew.here, Sthe complintis general of low pricee. (tneerall epeakiobg, thecrops wecre nor up to (te level of ISl93, owing to the dry eraeon, but, apea from this, many persons hold the opiuiou that the farmer muot relin the future, more than he ha done in the past, on cheese, hatteur, pork, poultry, e?Ls and fruit Thereport iro?athefolloio g estimate of thu'crops: Fall wheat, 10,512,000 bus.; spring wheat, ,.ti7.O.tbus,; harley, lO,OSO,Ii bus. oats, 67,$67,000 bus. ;peae; 14,t2,St0 bus.: buck wheat, ._i534,000 bus.: maize, 1G.2;75,0 bus.: h?y, 3,5751000 tons. Except :; the case of maze andeats, the quantities are generally Lower: than in the preceeding year. The supply of cattle was in excess of the detianrd; ut dring the summcr the pasture were peoor, athough they improved greatly with the fall rains. Sheep are welt epoken of, but p...
A New Explosive. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
A New Explosive. Within the last few months the War de partments of all the first-class Powers have been, we learn, approached with a view to their adoption of the new explosive, invented by Abbe A. and by tourists and travellers on the Hudson. So of the Highlands, which ate already being gnawed over by in satiable commercial demands. It is the out side world chiefly that enjoys them. All these natural beauties ought to be protected and preserved by law. Is it, however, necessary to buy them? The beauty of nature we affirm to be a public use. The navigable river is a highway, and its enjoyment a common right, not only for logs and ice, but also for human beings with eyes and souls. What damage would itbe to the Palisades and the Highlands to take the easement of beauty by prohibiting the marring of it? Whatever damagein caused should be paid on principles of eminent domain. Thus pri vate right and public enjoyment would be reconciled, at the least possible expense` to the States con...
THE TIMBER DUTE EVIDENCE BY MR SAR[?] M.L.C. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
THE TIMBER DUTE' EVIDENCE BY M l\?i : M1.L.C. In giving evidence before t::f Board on Tuesday, Mr. (. MI.L.O., as the representtt Hardwood Sawmillers' . said that sawinillers g?il:: satisfied with the e\xistl Before the duties were Oregon was geuerally us1 e building purposes to the r: hardwood. The Chairman.--Is '°i far better for cciling !t': rafters ? VWitness,-It all depcll ' house is constructed. I t.. long span, Oregon is bettc? " Do you know that the dutP . &c., on Oregon landed in 110: are equivalent to 100 perC I do not, . Mlr, Trenwith.-Orcgon i easier to work, and contai"" Does it not seem a harl?dlil people to compel the' dearer, more difficult. al: wood ? - Witness-I don't si 'tt:i cheaper than hardwood. The Chairusan.-Do you any first class job-sa villa-in whichl oregon is 1' for the joists ? Witniess.-I have heard Ofl
A Great Musician. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
A Great Musician. One of Rubinastein's little jokes was to keep his birthday on the wrong date, the origin of which, he used to explain, was a lapse of memory on the part of his mother. He was born on 16th November, 1829, but fell into the way of celebrating the anniversary on 18th November. He first came to London in 1S42, being, as he says, "graciously received by the young and handsome Queen Victoria, and although but a boy of twelve, I felt no shyness or timidity in thepresence of those great lords and ladies." Indeed. bashfulness in the presence of Royalty was never a fault of iia, and it is told of him that on one of his later visits to London, when he was presented to the Princess of Wales, he shocked the bystanders and considerably amused her Royal Highness by remarking that he was delighted to see her, because she was looking lovely. On his first visit to London, Moscheles spoke of him as "a Russian boy whose fingers are as light as feathers and yet as strong as a man's." O...
THE SUBSIDY AG[?] BEFORE THE BULN [?] COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
THE SUBSIDY AGi BEFORE THE l;iLLX COUNCIL. --o iii At a special meeting of l Buln Shire Council, held i: a letter was received from i:c pality in the northern disr:::i ing the council to co-o- . endeavoring to induce 1'arl i increase or re-arrange the l::v2 Cr. Aikmau said he c:.?4 nothing more could be bro|'e: the Premier than he alreai. r 1 Cr. Stewart asked wlhetl::: any chance of making the hPa action. Cr. Aikman: He's as lhal; 3nuln Buln Shire. Cr. Bookless under-tooli' the intention of the (iGo abolish the subsidy altogcl::. sooner they did it the bi:e would then get assistance i: form. Cr. Stewart thought t!h. the Government was to gt ii of the shires, and coutinue : only those who absolutely i-.:E The President advised th::L: the action of the Warra-i::' which was designed to i. operation on the part of - shires. He believed if the tI.;o were all of the same miiil Williams was at Warragul, l'r: would be induced to do so.::: the poorer shires. Mr. Tc-..; confident that if the...
Snow on Mars. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
Snow on Mars. Among the most interesting observations of Mars during the recent opposition were those relating to the gradual disappearance of the snow cap surrounding its southern pole. The disappearance was due, of course, to the fact that it was summer in the southern hemi sphere of Mars, and the polar enows melted more and more rapidly as the sun rose higher upon them. Yet, although the reason was plain, and because is was plain, one could not watch the process without experiencing a strange feeling that amounted almost to awe. It is quite easy to think dispassionately of the possibility that some things may go on in other worlds just as they do in this one as long asyour eyes have not confirmed what is in your mind; but when, peering through a telescope, you actually behold such occurrences the effect is startling. 0
Collie and Snow-buried Sheep. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
Collie and Snow-buried Sheep. Among tales told by old shepherds some interesting anecdotes are given by way of illustrating the marvellous performancea of the Scotch collie in "marking" sheep buried under the snow. During the great snowstorm long remembered in Cumberland whole flocks were in many places drifted over the great depths in the mountain hollows. On one property all hands were at work probing with Enow poles, and a few sheep were resoued after much laborious exertion. Three or four old trained dogs were with the shepherds, but took very little part in the search. The most eager curiosity, however, was displayed by a young dog, not quite a year old, w frisking about at first, soon began to ponder the proceedins of the shepherds, peep into the holes bored, snuff at the poles when they were withdrawn from the snow, and then evidently set to work on the case. Aiter the men had gone to some distance he remained intently looking into one of the holes they had loft, when suddenl...
THE DAILIES DISTILLED. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
THE DAILIES DISTILLED, A study in black and .white was pro vided in the St. Kilda court on \ednes- day, when the complainant in a suit for maintenance said that the children by her husband-a colou:red manl-were dark skinned. The children by the defendant -a European-were produced in court. They were white. Can the partners in a trading firm be made insolvent for the debts of the firm ? -Important point of law raised in the case of l)e Beer, Monte and Co.- and Zwicker and Co. Mr. Justice Hood de cided it on Wednesday moeroing. Without laying down any general proposition, his Honor decides that in this case -at any rate the partners can be made insol vent. German farmers in a state of great dis tress owing to low prices of produce. Deputation from the German Agrarian League waits upon the Emperor to urge him to devise a remledy for the diflicnuly. The German Council of State is now con sidering the question. Every Japanese barrack has a gymna sium, and the Japanese soldiers rank among...
Artificial Cotton. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
Artificial Cotton. An artificial cotton, said to be much cheaper than the natural, is reported from France. It is made from the wood of the pine, spruce, or larch, which is defibrated and then disintegrated and bleached with a hot solution of bi-solphide of sods and chlorideof lime. The resulting pure cellu lose is treated with chloride of zinc, castor oil and gelatine, and the paste is passed through a perforated plate. This gives a thread, which is afterwards woven into a strong and very presentable fabric. 0--
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Warragul Guardian — 22 February 1895
CRICKET, The return iimatcli bet and Brandy Creek took s l', Rokeby cricket grounId 0 last. resultin i Brandy Creek by four wtic runs. The following arc tl1, I loeI:t y- let Itnui, Curry, c Bradle, b llj Gapes, b Ilannse Clhfford, c Ievien, b t1ra, Davis. b Ilanuen G. Ezard, b Ilanusc Heath, b Bradley F. Exard, c and b ] Boyce, b Ilant " .I F. Sutton, c Julley, Isab I1. B. Sutten, b Bradly ... WTalker, not out Total -t-ANDY lt?i:.t --h t lI , Jolley, b Gapes Lamport, b Heath _.rew , b iH eath " Sullivan, b Gapes , Brady, c and b I lIeatI ' Bradley, run onut Levien, b Gapes Everest, b Gapes Maginn, b Heath Hansen, not out Walsh. b Gapes Sundries ... Total IortEar-nid oIlni,,ni Curry, c Levien, b eratlj Gapes, c Bradley, b ]MaIs" Clifford, I,L.w.,b Hlan.h n Davis, c Hansen, b Ika. G. Ezard, b 1Hansn.. Heath, c Blradlev, bl 1r?i" F. Ezard, b lilascn ... Boyce, b Drew . IR Sutton, not not . "W alker, b llan on. . F. Sulttonl, b Lrad ... Sundries,... Total ... .. ilItANIt Y 70raI;-K__ I;...