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SHE HAD A TEMPER. BUT SHE MANAGED TO CONCEAL IT WHILE BEING COURTED. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 3 August 1894
SHE HAD L TEIMPER. BDr SnuE IleAnED TO COSCEAL rr WIE BEmNG CeUrTIrD. A certain young married lady is fortunate in having a goo:d kind husbond, whose devo tion to her has never flagged for an instant since the first day he fell ih love with her seieeral years ago. She, unfortunately for her own happiness as well as his, was born with a temper like guncowder. The folow ing little family dialogue_ took place between them the other morning just after breakfast, during one of her lucid intervalv. It leaked out, no matter how. "Tell me," said he, "just for my ownl curiosity, how it happened that I never dis covered this unhappy weaknessin you in our courtship days, when I th-ught you a p:'ra gon of perfection. E?;w did you ever manage to restrain your;elf then ?" The poor woman besitated a few moments before answering, and then sobbing bitterly, dropped her graceful L ttle head upon his ;turdy shoulder and said: "I used to excuse my.;elf from you for a few minutes and g-g-go upstairs and...
A DEATH-BELL. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 3 August 1894
A I)DEATH-BELL. A pretty atory is told of the casting of the bell for the church of St. Mary Magdalene, at Eresiau. When the metal was just ready to be poured into thile mould, the chief founder went to dinner, and forbade his apprentice, under pain of death, to touch the vent by which the metal was to be conveyed. The youth, curious to see the operation, disobeyed oraers, the :vhole of the metal ran into the moull, and the enraged master, returning fromn his rmeal. slew the apprentice on the spAt. On beraking away the mould, hefound he had been too hasty, for the bell was cast as tpercetly as possible, when it was hung in its place. The master was sentenced to :le::th by the sword for the murder of the ap prestice. and he entreated the authorities, as rt fa?vour. that he might be allowed to ,,at it once before hlie died. HIs petition :a g-ranted, and freom that time the bell is :otied on the esecution of a crininal.
THE ANTHEM. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 3 August 1894
THE ANTHEM. It was a new anthem, composed by the village organost, and this wasits effect: The soprano started off with the very lau- able. though rather startling announcement, "'I will wash." Straightway the alto, not to be outdone, declared that she would wash. And the tenor, finding it to he the thing, warbled forth he would wash. Then the deep-chested basso, as though csttine up all his fortitude fur the plunge, Lellowecd forth :he stern resclve that he also souuld wash. Ne?t a short interlude on the organ, etrogly suggestive of the escaping of steam r thile splash of the waves, after which the Ihoir individually and colleatively asserted thle lirm unshaken resolve that they would At last they solved the problem by asting last they proposed to "wash their hands-in n-nocensy."
THE WORTH OF COMMON DEEDS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 3 August 1894
noe Wo';TI OF Cosesox DEEDS. Oh, our feeble tests of greatnes i! Look ;or one so calm of soul As to take the even chalice Of his life and drink the whole. Noble deeds are held in honour, Buat thle wice world sorely nceds HIearts of p-atience to unra-ei This-the worth of common deeds. E. C. SiniestcS. Mrs. ITashcroft-" Which is correct, Mr. Spark. ' would better ' or habeterord etter '?' "If you refer to bcefsteaks, I have hid better many a time." Goodman--" You are intoxicated, my man. Thm afraid you'll fill a drunkard's grave." "Yesh, 'ave filled many, I'm (hic) sexton at the shemetary."
William Upworth, Farmer. AN ORIGINAL STORY IN THREE CHAPTERS. CHAPTER III. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 3 August 1894
Wlliam Upworth, . F-rmer. AN OBIGIlAL. STORY IN THEE. CHAP-rEBS. CHAPTEB IIL There was no doubt about the storm now. -It cane helt-r-skelJter, and blew from alh points of the com;n ,- at once. At last, in her zealtr. r.Slachi-toIn, over shot the mark. !I?ner fnruI- in, her heart a deter'oinatio, to .tiu i y Wil liam through think and thin, for.no horne could be less. desi-bile than Lowther House as it -was just then, and the girl hai grown to be very fond of lier unro mantic lover. Then Mrs Sharckleton brought religion to her aid, and here Heter was como pletely routed. Corinthians, viL 10, was hurled at her again and again, anud though se hadan uneasy conviction that it was not altogether fair to call Williamr a drunkard, yetshe could not convince Mrs. Shac~kleton so. In the course of a fort - night, during which time she was not allowed to go out of the house, she was brougt. r2ound to thinkit her duty to re tnPC I~-pworth, unless, in ?-'-tjkizhe he would' lso consent to take -: H...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 3 August 1894
SACRIFICE OF - ? ' SUR?PLUS SNTER STOCK. THE GREATEST AND CHIEAPEST SALE OF THE SEASON NOW ANNOUNCED, ON SATURDAY, JUNE. 30 BITZGERALD BROTHERS HAVE COMMENCED A GIG6NTIO REALTASATION SALE OF Winter Drapery, Clothitig, Carpets, & c.,. AT THEIR FAMOUS CASH DRAPERY - WAREHOUSES, ERROL STREET NORTH MELBOURNE, AND BRIDGE STREET, BALLARAT. -'·--4 The Bargains are Unparalleled ! The Prices the Lowest in Victoria. -" In order to. reduce our immense Stocks, amounting to -upwards.:of --: £45,000, and being determined not - to carry over Goo?s from one Season to another, we have carefully gonie through the di;;erent departments and REDUCED EVERY LINE to prices that must create Intense excitement amongst people who study economy, and pay ready money. The Goods are all 'New , Fresh and Clean. No Old Lines! iN Bankrupt Rnubbish! In the..limited space .of a month, £15,000 worth of Seasonable Goods miust be turned into hard Cash. To effect this 'apparently difficult task, ordinary sale 'pir...
A VERY ERRATIC ENGINE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 3 August 1894
:A VERY ERRATIC ENGINE. In the smoking car, slong with half a dozen others of us, was an engineer who was going down to Peoria, and after a time the Judge started to draw him out by saying: " I presume you have had your share of close shaves, along with other engineers !" "I have, sir," was the reply. "Been in smany smash-nps?" "A full dozen, I guess." " Any particular adventure that might be called wonderful ?" "Wel!, yes, I did have one," replied the man, after relighting his old cigar stump. "I didn't think it any great shave myself, buht the boys cracked it no as something extra." "Let us hear about it," said the Judge, as he passed him a BHvana. " Well, one day about th'ee years ago I was coming West with the Lightnir.g Ex press, and running to make up lost time. Down here about t~.enty miles two roads cross, as you will see, and there are a lot of switchesand side tracks. I had just whistled for the clossing and put on the brakes when the coupling between thetender and the bag...
THE KING OF MATABELELAND. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 3 August 1894
THE KINtI OF MATAIIELELAND. The following is an iuntercsting extract from a letter of Sugeon-3Major .Melladew, ,lnouncing the safe arrival of that officePr as Her Majesty's Commissioner to Loben gula, King of Matabeleand, at Bulawago, on January 2Sth. The gallant officer writes as folloAws:--"A't last we have arrived here, and this morning go, t cur interview over with the King most satis factorily. We had to drive about seven miles to where his Majesty is staying, and were received by him in his cattle kraal, surrounded by hundreds of oxen, he sit ting in a large perambulator (he has gout), his only clothing a rug thrown over his lap. He weighs over L0st. N'ever have I. seen such a brutal, sensual, and cruel expression as he has. However, he received us very well, and after our Royal letters had been read and translated, beef was produced, and we were soon busy tearing t up with teeth and fingers ! A curious scene that-in full uniform, all gnawing big lumps of meat, which cer tainl...
OKLAHOMA HOTEL RULES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 3 August 1894
OKLAHOMA HOTEL RULES. Gents goin' to bed with their hoots on will be charged extra. Three raps at the door means there is mur der in the house and you must get up. Please write your name on the wall paper, so we know you've been here. The other leg of the chair is in the closet if you need it. If that hole where that pain of glass is out is too much for you, you'll find a pair of pants back of the door to stuff in it. The shooting of a pistol is no cause for any alarm. If you're too cold, put the oil-cloth over your bed. Don't tare off the wall paper to light your pipe with. Nauf of that already. I it rains through the little hole overhead, you'll find an umbrella under the bed. Two men in a room must put up with one chair. Please don't empty the saw dust out of the pillars. If there's no towel handy, use a piece of the carpet.
ONLY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 3 August 1894
0 ONLY. Only a baby, kissed and caressed, Gently held to mother's breast. Only a child, toddling along, Brightening now its happy home. Only a boy, trudging to school, Governed now by sterner rule. Only a youth, !Iving in dreams, Full of promise life now seems. Only a man, battling with life, Shared in now by loving wife. Only a father, burdened with care, Silver thrends in dark brown hair.- :·:?- Only a greybeard, toddling rgkin, Growing old and full cf pain. Only a mound, o'ergrown with grass, Dreams unrealised--rest at last.
Australian Natives' Association. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 3 August 1894
Australian Natives' As- ssociation. The usual fortnightly meeting of the North Melbourne Branch was held in the Mechanics Hall, on Thursday, July 26th, all officers being present. Four new members were elected, and three proposals for membership received. Accounts amounting to £23 were passed for payment, and £100 paid over to the trustees for investment. There was a large attendance of mem bers and ladies to hear Mr. Kirton's promised lecture on "Woman's Suffrage." Mr. Kirton, however, was too ill to appear, so Mr. Crosbie, with his usual foresight, had engaged the services of Mr. W. T. Carter, M.L.A., who de- livered a short lecture on the "Rights &nbsp; and Wrongs of Women." The whole tone of Mr. Carter's lecture was dis- tinctly against the granting of the franchise to the female sex, on the ground that it would destroy that feeling of gallantry which now existed on the part of men towards the weaker sex, and create endless strife in hitherto united families ; that it wa...
THE VEGETABLE FLY OF THE WEST INDIES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 10 August 1894
TEE VEGETABLE FLY OF THE WEST INDIES. SOne of the most curious. natural, pro ductions of the West Indies is the famed vegetable fly,an insect about the:size and colour of a drone bee, but without wings. In the month of May it biuries itselfin thle earth and begins to vegetate. By the beginniiig uf.tJe a sprout hI;s issued from tile creature's back and made its appearance above the srface -of the ground. - By the end of Jul!y,the tiny trc (iknou-n on the island as the fiy-reo) has atta:ined its full size. beii g theii about thiiee ini:hes high, but a perfect-tiree in every particu lar, miuch resembling a delicat. coral branch. Pods appear on its branches as soon asit arrivesat its full growth Th:ese ripen and drop off in August. Instead of containing seeds, as.ne would naturally suppose, these pods have from three to six small, hard worms in the interior.
FICTION AND FACT. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 10 August 1894
FICTION- AND FACT. .-4-~--. T-i`e -iWa rylya circumstance or char. acter invente~d; By the imagination that does not find its parallel in real life. A year or more ago, awriter described in a story the adventures and vicissitudes of an erring'lad;who ran away from home to follow the sea. The tale was puore fiction, and the author invented for his yqoupg sailor, a name unlike any he had e;verheard. :.Soon afterthe story was published, its iiuthor received a pathetic letter from a sorrowing mother, saying the sailor boy inilte story was her only son, and beg ging for his.address. - -·s'iTelLhim.she wroteL " if he will only rome hoine I will forget and forgive all thep'ast I am alone in the world, and if riy depFson will. but return to me I will be happy again.". aIt was hard to write to this poor moth ier that the sailor2 boy of: the story, whbsd Iiname, advenitiires, and life, so clo0el reseismbled her soi's was: but im agination. _ ." While addressing a jury in a crimin al case a fe...
MIGHTY WINDS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 10 August 1894
MIGHTY WINDS. A surprisingfeature of Swiss avalanch. es is the blast of wind-the " Lawinen Dunst'"-which preccedes the snow mass like a messenger of death. In order to understand the force of this blast we must bear in mind that hundreds of thousands cf tons of snow are suddenly set in motion in contracted chasms. The air displaced before these solid masses acts upon objec!s in their way likebreath blown into a pea-shoo ter. A woman was going to church, follow ing a valley path which some of her neighbours had taken a quarter of an hour before. An avalanche-it must have been a very small one-came down the mountain. The blast which rushed be fore it was so strong that it swept her from the road, lifted her into the air, and landed her at thie top ofa lofty pine, to which she clung with all the energy of desperation. Thesnow rushed under her and left the pine standing. Her neighbours on their way back from church, found her at the top of the tree~ and rescued her. At another time a ro...
The Missing Ha[?] ADAPTED FROM THE FRENCH OF [?] AUVELIAN SCHOLL. CHAPTER I. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 10 August 1894
Bi E. BRANFILL HARRISON. CHAPTER :I ... - .. Oni= aitht of the Sth oF,.hir?ry, iS8o ai. ul.e peasant of- Lalen, who . was spreadtau;-nares;in athe ditches, of. the preser-es at L Ormiere. was witnessof a f:ightfn scenea- A window of Madame de -Monrvain's chateau s ?uddenly o-nened- ai nmn dfshed through -it, but before lelting himself drop, he remained forsome seconds han"ging by one hand1 as ef ito culate the disance which sepa-. rated hi-r tram the ground. This hesi tation .'as fartl to him for another per san appearedat the window with a hMant ing knife, and with .one igor-ous blow se-er?ed- the wrnstof thegiive, whiho fell nfteni-ia stifed i: cr5 The little peasant; frozen with terror, cronJic- down belindt i hedge of wild. mberries, which iborders the road from. Vaagoin to. Port.I.Neu£ _From hishiding: place he saw a light appeair on. the threshold-of- Madame de Montivrain's house. :A young nna' came iout and,: having geztl`y closed the door, corm mEnced to examine thdc grouiid...
CAPTAIN KIDD. (The Standard.) [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 10 August 1894
C ~PTAIN KID)D. (T2he Standard.) Thi name of Captain Kidd is as fami-at aa the here of a nursery rhyme, but how few there are who know his story. He was 6 pirate who roamed the sea, scuttling shipa, murdering seamen, plundering cargoes and burying treasures; who war- captured as a pirate, tried as a pirate, hange as a pirati, and who righteously stands as the type of all that was once most dreadful, most my. terionus and most romantin in piracy. Thirn in brief, is his commnonlyaccepted biography. And yet Captain Kidd was neither tried nor hanged for piracy, and there is grave resMon to doubt that he was a pirate. In tholatter part of the seventeenth en fury William Kidd, a Scotchman by birthb was captain of a packet ship plying rego larly between New York and London. He~ was a man of comfortable means, and one ofc the most respected inhabitants -,f New York. In 1692, after marrying the widow of a see; captain who had left a considerable estate he took up his residence in Hanover squ...
North Melbourne Police Court. MONDAY, AUGUST 6. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 10 August 1894
torth Melbo une Police Court Before: Dr. Lloyd (chairman), Mehssr. -Gardiner; Bindoh, McBride, Wylie, ..and Birtwistle, J's P,. DRUNK-.AND DISRRD?LY. Geo. 1) Howrie was nMuicted in " half-a-quid " for -beni"'.g-'guilty of being drunk and-disorderly INSCLTING BEHAVIOR . ar Delh chare with.the above at 70 years of age, too, had s. .wlich weenat into the '"P..~" - RItL~FrAY DEP~EI)AOitk - Victor i'Cormaek_ id: Geoprge Phillips hankeied:.afere_'-chips?". It was :allged ' thiat- .the knaickerbock eredboys~each stole"" six~peihorth " of irewood; the : property d Messrs: Syder, Woodroffe,.and ILckhead the three gentlemen entrusted,;to?? ea teat extent, in making gocd:-the': deficit. There was no appearancedf- O'Keefe,. the prosecutor for.the dpartmehit, a4l: the bbys were discharg'dlith an inti mation tiat, if they oFie'nded agait' the flagellatdr iro??id be:called in S,. . • - COkL LUMPER.- Boy, Edward Pur ci wat in for coal, value 6d., and wasnmet?ed oitt: the same warning... . .. -;" . ...
EVER-BLOOMING ROSES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 10 August 1894
IEVER-BLOOMING ROSES.. Every lover of flowers likes to have somnethling dainty and choice to give a friend, now and then, to place amonmg his or her floral treasures. Such persons ought:, by all means, to have a bed of ever-blooming roses, in which general title are included the Tea, Bourbon, Noisette, and Chinese sections of this most popular ofall flowers. For richness of colour, delicacy of f-rm, fragrance,and gener-al beauty, nothing exceeds a fine rose. The list of desirable roses for summer blooming is so extensive that it would be impo3sible to name them all in the limits of this article, but a few of the best are. Meteor, dark scarlet; Sunset, apricot and fawn ; Perle des fardins, clear yel low; Niphetos, white-used almost wholly for its buds, ; Hermosa, pink; La Frar?:e, silvery rose, and Cornelia Cook, cream-white. These will give fine colours, antd ferfect flowers alnd buds, with the perfection of fragrance, and they are all free and constant bloomers, if given pro per cu...