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The Chelsea Fire. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
The Chelsea. Fire. Mr. W. G. Oliver, of 5 Learmonth street; Mtoonoe Ponlds; - was exceedingly unlucky in the recent Chelsea &re. He had just bought a block of land, and two d,%ss be fore the fire had a van-load of furniture delivered there;' which he stored in two tents. The tents and furniture were com pletely destroyed, also some . clothing, tools; bedding and a valuable dog. The total loss was about £100, and nothing was insured.
SUN BLINDNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
SUN BLINDNESS. Itountaineers are well aware of that inflammation of the eyes that is caused by the reflection of sunlight on the snow. Borne people have experienced the trouble in a modified degree after or during a. visit to tile sea, if tile weather has been exceptionally. brilliant. There is. in fact, .a real,danger in too much exposure of 'of long waves which give us tihe sensation of heat, short ones which give rise to chemical action, and the intermediate ones which give tlhe sensation we know as "light." To tire short, waves, particu larly the ultra-violet ones, is due sun blindnos u br photo-phthalmia; an inflam matory condition of the superficial parts of the eye. Artificial light also is cap able of producing the disease, and poto graphers and chemists have been llnown to suffer from it, the cause being the dazzling rays of mercury vapour lamps. The intense shrinking from light which accompanies this condition has been called photophobia, and respecting it Sir Anderson Cnt...
WHAT RUSSIA WEARS IN HATS. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
WEArT RUSSIA WEARS IN HATS. Few of the male 1population of Itussia wear hate. All of the students (and they number thousands), the oltticial class (which is still more numerous), and those who live in cities wear a uniform cnst with an official or semi-official cockade. As the soeasons are practically only Win ter and Summer, the transition is from our ca-p to cloth, straw hats coming In Itr only the briefest consideration. -The cheaper grades of hats made in ] sia seldom chaange in style, and the -.r ones a~rclose imitations of import "1 raef. l leauso of the import duty S -Slle well-to-do eat altfosi to buy for | ts. Germany sells the most hats. (· , Italy, England, and the Unitedl .' sit llow in tse order named. Some .called American Iats are of Ger : uastrian manufacture, thi onjy th i .erican about them being t i prine,.. in the inside, or an Ameri c.olia-g cost-of-arms in colours past edl in thllei usts
Free Telephones and Alleged Abuses by Officials. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
Free Telephones and Alleged Abuss by Officials. SOne of the chief reasons, according to an official of the Telephone Depart ment, why the annual loss on tlhe Sydney telephone system is much greater than in'any other Australian capital, is that practically every of ficer with responsibility in the branch is provided with a free telephone ,at his private house. Presumably the idea was that he should be at instant call in icase of emergency, but, ac cording to this official these telephones are kept constantly in use for private matters. There was a big crowd of these petty administrators, the official said. Sodme of them lived in fashion able suburbs, and kept paying guests; these guests having full use of the telephone. Another reason for the loss was that- the officials in high positions were ineoperienced. Their theoretical knowledge was excellent, but their practical iadministration wv;as not so good. Officers whoso only claim to the igher posiations was sediority were jealous of ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
EDUCATIOAL. PENLEIGH GIRLS' SCHOOL Formerly Ai.V. GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL Noa. 8 and 47 .HAUCER ST. ROONEE PONDS. Effloient Staff of Trained Teachers. Large and well-ventilated Schoolrooms. Excellent Kindergarten. Drawing and - Painting: Hiss TEICKETT. First-class Cer tiflcate, South Kensington; Prize-taker Na - a al lery; First-class Certificate, Edu Department. The A~sL, Miss Jelfs. A.L.C.H Mr JAGER. rea, I'B' c&isSReitered Secondar- Teachers of the pioneers ilagngn Mliss E. IRVINE. Physi .?erly v onsti5stc?ted's.sr Sielke-Petersen Broa. management, and ot",,5PRIGG. cessful programmi e of lma?sncher, Education over the last ninle mlonths. rniversit-_ The Ascot' Vale Senior Cadet Rifle Cis,.. with Lieut J W. .Hopkins as its captain, t, was folurned on April 1st, 1913, and insti- LI tuted daily handllcatp matches, shot under Pr the same conditions as Senilor Hide Clubs. Pr Prizes wre. provided bh- Captain H. w. ?,?; Wells and olicers of the Area, and by Iar ents and friends of th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
PUBLIC NOTICES. .J. W. DIAMOND, "Asphalts." A I Method only adopted by 3Ir. D. 41 Elthami street, Newmarket. rfR. J. E. J. DEANE Has succeeded to .thle practice of . DR. R. W. HUQHSTON, et. Alexander road. Esensdon, and mins be consulted at that address. Telephone. 10 Aseot. MRS. HYEM (Lafe of J. Payne, BIlourke street) Has moved the CORSET AND LAD)IES' DRAPERY i Business from i lt. Alexander roadi to 29 Pulklo street, Moo nlee Ponds. Corset Parlour and Ladies' a"nd Chil drlen's Clethire-: Department. Indies fitted. W. ELLWOOD & CO. Il )LDERI S and CONTRACTORS. 81 \WILSON STREET, MOOb IEE PONDS. Estimates gi ten and plans drawn. ST. COL BA'S GARDEN FETE. T .e w i number for the Sil'er 1 'u4 .> No. 6945. Will the holder p / the Convent: ~V NO-All Work Esecut S orkmanliko mannecr. IJ. ', -1 Eltham st.. New f D Chimneys to Sweep. John ii ;155 Princes Street, Kensiiigton. r Years' Exnerince. in District. URTEEN WOERDB FOB SIXPENCE. ,insert an ola?soe of adoertiseosce the roc ...
The Move-On Clause. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
The Move-On Clause. "The Argus" deals trenchantly with the unwise administration of the move-on Sclause by the police in Melbourne streets, and cites several recent cases wherein drrests have been made that might have been better dealt with by summons. The paper complains more of the injudicious work of newly-appointed constables. While it is necessary to prevent the assemblage of numbers of people in crowded thorough fares, it is necessary that the move-on clause should be administered with disore tion. "'fove-on, please" usually has the desired.effect, without the constable lay ing his hands upon offenders, and perem ptorily ordering delinquents to "move on."
An Australian Radium Specialist. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
An Australian Radium Specialist. - Di'. O'Hara, of Melbourne, has been studying the uses of radium for cancer and other cures, at the Medical Institute, London. Seeing that there is only about one ounce of radium in the possession of medical scientiste throughout the whole world, it is a doubt whether Dr. O'Hara's enterprise will meet with its merited re reward. It is to be hoped that an Austra lian radium trust fund will bs establislhed, for the purchase of about half an ounce of this precious artice. "Then Australin will have a chance of sharing in a parti cipation of some of the wonderful cures recorded from- the other side of the wa ter. -
THE KAISER'S WEALTH. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
THE KA1SER'S WEALTH. The German rulerm and a consider able number of the members of their families are very wealthyi men, but their incomes bulk more largely than their actual accumulations. The : richest of them is undoubtedly Kai ser \Wilhelm as King of Prussia. ,'or as German ]Emperorl he receives 1o Civil List. fits fortune is computed at seven millions sterling, his annual inucome at .£1,1U0,UUU00. The Kaiser's wealth conslsts largely of town and country lands. Ho owns forests and lands to the value of 3 mulillious, -140 castles anld country hIouses valued at trwo millthons, and various property in Berin approximately worth a ail lion. In seven different provinces he owriis 74 escates, cnmprioing cose on half a mihion acres. \W:in trilling excep tions, all tne Kaiser's landed proper. ty is entaniled. mis elacst son, the German Crown l)Prance, ils property yalued at three quarters of a m:lllon Ianid an ilicomlO of oU0,0Uu annuahly. TIie lKaiser's bro thler, .rlanuce Hienry, owns...
BANK-NOTES THAT SPEAK AND PREVENT FRAUD. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
BANK-NOTES THAI' SPEAK AND PREVENT FRAUD. Bank uotes that speak have just been pateteted by a bank note expert, and are expected to be adopted when bank ollicials find themselves the vic tims of rogues. The principle of this invention lies in the application to the edge of a bank note of a "pictorial' record of some specially-arra-ised phrase... A .'placed in a phonograph, reproduce this phrase for the benelit of the bank manager or the person disputing the genuineness of the note. Assume trt the code phrase for a £5-note is "£3-note." This would be extremely unlikely, but will serve to illustrate the point. A pictorial record of the oscillations produced during the utterance ot the phrase would be made, and a die cut capable of reproducing the peculiar wave lines. With this die the edge of the £5-note would become perforated. The note then becomes, in addition to a unit in currency, a phonographic re cord of its own genuineness. - 111 III I11
ROOFING-IN PLAYING FIELDS. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
ROOFING-lN PLAYTING FIELDS. T'o protect baseball and other ath letic lields from rain and avoid post ponement of games tn account of :'wvet grounds,' two St. Louis (U.S.A.) inventors have devised and patented a cover tha~t may be spread over the field when it is not in use. The cover is arranged in two forms to be used with or withiout a grandstand. 1i one form cables are run out from drums under tie eaves of the grind stand and anchored beyond the. * t side baseline; a canvas or tarpaulin cover attached to hangers slidiug on the cables, making a sloping roof over the dield. In the other formi the cover is supported sy a steel mast and .swinging boom placed near the field.. When the boom is swung out over the field a tent in the form of a pyramid or tone is let down and anchored with its edges outside the baselines. In either form the cover casi be quickly spread over the field or cleared asway by electric power.
Successful Student. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
Successful Student. We are pleased to note that at the recent examinations held by the Phar macy Board of Victoria, Miss Ethel Marrison was one of the successful candidates uin -the -intermediate nec tion, coming fourth out of 33 candi dates; also obtaining certificates of honour in chemistry and botany in the class exams. This young lady ihas just completed a four years' apprenticeship with her father with a very satisfac tory termination.
GENERAL NEWS SEVERAL WAYS TO KILL FLIES. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
GENERAL NEWS SEVERAL WAYS TO KILL FLIES. To clear a room of flies, carbolic acid may be used in..this way: Heat a shovel or any similar article and drop thereon 20 drops of carbolic acid. The vapour circulating through the room will kill the flies. A cheap and perfectly reliable fly poison, one which is not dangerous to human life, is biclh:omate of potash in soluton. Dissolve one dramin, which can be bought at any drug store, in 20oz of water, and add a little sugar. Put some of this solution in shallow dishes and distribute them about the house. Sticky ty paper and liquid poisons are among the things of use in killing flies, but the latest, cheapest, and best is a solution of formalin in water. A spoonful of tills liquid piut into a quar ter of a pint of water and exposed in the room will be enough to kill all the flies. To quickly clear the room where there are many flies, burn pyrethlrumn powder in the room. This stlupefies the flies, when they nmay be sweplt us and burned. Pyre...
DE[?]Y 1000 YEARS AGO. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
DEI? 1000 EYES AGO. 1ourlng et relic-huoting visit to Ecuad or,' ? 0?' Marshall ?,oward Sa vileht-e.he o N~ aeology ?epartment o,, 'arl ...- qzsiy mh: amity sev1ral n with old c dnd c o muroo to li1t the ? l)re?ent gseration a bout t elo-ear..v Weeident of that-"country. io. n relic nacate.thos erly people to hane boon cisillsei and onssessintg scientite knowledge 'tho-mos ist intoresting discov eries werh ulls whichl showed that th.e men aroe a type superior to tile Aztecs, for. d thosBlapoe of theo skull, teeth we inr , witilh "gold and cement, proof 's that dentistry was at .a high --v _elopsmnt 1000 years ago. In , ," r! teeth dhugvs bo ipn dg " 0 fillleds nd ornamented witl -' this. is the first instlnco oI - c . lhving booen found in a pro &e olnill Tie gold wans" iside tih S..i? shlowing little on the outside, so the pourpose was apparently for utility ralther thlalt ornamentation. Ill all casee, whether the tlllings were gold or cement, the borings indicated the use ...
INJURIES TO THE HEAD. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
INJURIES TO THE HEMD. Alter an injury to the head, nothing is so nesesgary as rest, says a medical prac itioner.- Thse.brain inside tile skull ha been jarred and jolted, and its delicate mechanism is temporarily thrown out of gear. "If you are taken to a hospital you would be wise to accept the house-sur geon's offer of a bed for the night; you can go in .the morning if you feel better. It is quite impossible for the most careful surgeon to predict what the consequences may be; the signs of grave injury to the skull or brain may not show for twelve hours. I will never take any responsibi lity in these cases. I have often made a man sign a papaer saying that Ihe leaves tJle hospital against my recommendatiou. If the work of the injured person is con corned with books and figures he should take a sunfficient rest after concussion of the brain. The harm is done by struggl Ing back to work when some slight, men tal confusion remains. Give the brain tme and it will rcoover itself."
DRUNKEN PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 1 January 1914
S )DlUNILKEN PIGS. A few years ago, at a New South Wales farm, one of the attractions was a celectable. drinlk cled mead, which the good lady of the house used to make to perfection from bush honey. She used to fortify the mend 'with gin, blut in one brew she put rather to much of the potent liquid. Two bottles of "square-face" went into a, keg instead of one, and tihe result- of over-indulgence led a menm abr of 'the family into trouble. The farmer's wife lost no time in removing further temptation. She tipped the contents of the keg into buckets, and, has she abhorred waste, she put the mead into the pigs' trough. The grunters accepted the gift thankfully, :and drained the trough to the dregs, but in a quarter of an hour they were t~he _ most drunken lot of -hogs in New South Woales . They danced and squealed and staggered, and a few went over on their backs and uttered delirious: grunts of happiness. Some propped themselves against the sides of the sty and wondered, why the world...