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Miscellaneous. The Wonderful Country. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
h'iJe IWlrondetsfuZl Countr'Uy I There once was a time when, as old songs' , prove it, The earth was net round, but an endless plain ; The sea was as wide as the heavens above it Just millions of miles, and begin again. Ani that was the time-ay, and more's the pity It ever should end i-when the world could play, When singers told tales of a crystal city In a wonderful country far away I . But the schools must come, with their scales and measures, To limit the visions and weigh the spells ;-, They scoffed at the dreamers with rainbow treasures, And circled the world in their parallels; They chartered the vales and the sunny mea. dows, Where minstrels might ride for a year and a day; They sounded the depths and they pierced the shadows Of that wonderful country far away. For fancies they gave us their microscoplcs; For knowledge, a rubble of fact and doubt! Wing-broken and caged, like a bird from the tropics, Romance at the wandering stars looked out. Cold Reason, they said, is the ea...
Poetry. Waiting for the Mail. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
DY ,. W. .OSS. With anxious features, worn and pale,: He waits the coming of the mail- ': Each day he asks, with hope and fear, ; ' '" My letter, is my letter here '" Each day he hears in silence dumb, " Not yet, old man, it has not come. The harmless madman, old and gray,'? No one would jeer or drive away. ": "Ah me," he says, "long years have past, But it will come, 'twill come at last.'. . Andso he waits in silence dumb, The letter that will never come. Through misty vision of his tears He sees the long, far-sundered yeals, °" The past comes up before him there, When he was strong and she was fair;: Once more he feels in very truth The leaping pulses of his youth I A strong, strange joy he feels again The old wild fever in his brain An angry word, a careless tone And she has gone and he's alone; Since then he waits in silence dumb,. The letter that will never come. Alas I his poor old wits are fled, Hle cannot know that she is dead; And so he asks it, o'er and o'er, The same old ...
THE HOME. Fancy Work. MANTEL AND TABLE DRAPERIES. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
T'.IL' .1f [OiEE. .Fancy Wo1rk. MANTEL AND TABLE DRAPE.fRIES. A pretty and effective way to ornament mental hangings, portieres, or any article that is large enough to admit of a bald pat tern is to take brown holland or, if expense is no object, plish, on which has been traced a design of autumn leaves, roses and leaves, or something similar, and sow on to the material which is to be ornamented, which to make the design more showy should be of a dark color. BIuttob.holo round the outlines of the pattern in embroidery or crewel silk, adding the necessary shadings with the same silk. W\hen liniahed, with a pair of sharp scissors cut away all the holland or plush leftoutside the pattern, and all that is in the spaces between the leaves and stems. This will leave a hand sonic pattern in cream color on a dark ground. Light brown holland outlined with yellow on a dark red background looks well. The pat tern looks more natural if a little wadding is placed under the material which forms t...
Ladies' Column. The Family Man. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
..The Famtnil 1A,! 1tua. I've crept around the hous: till I feel like a rogue, A rascal. a villain, a thief I .To give a loud yell anti jinup from the stairs \\ould bring me unbounded relief. No wonder l'm frantic mid dare not to move, As prowling on tiptoe I go, With a voice always saying : "Oh, John,do be still! You're waking the baby, I know I" On the street, at the oflice, it's always the same, I whisper, I motion, I sneak ; Loud talk jars my nerves; I cry out: "Do still!" And shudder to hear a door squeak. Ah ! little they know wlho look at nme so With wonder and sign of dismay, What words rack my brain' till I'm nearly insane, Expecting to hear some one say : " Oh, John I hush yonr noise I don't speak outso loud; Don't whistle, don't stamp about so; Don't rattle your paper-hbe quiet, I pray I You're waking the baby, I know I" A41ma 1' nacxter IHayden. Women an Successf'al Physicians. There are 150 female pl'ysiciaus in Niew York to-day, and the number in Brooklyn and the surro...
Boys and Girls. The Swallows. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
Tfhe Swallows. At the cobrier of our farmhouse There's a gable, old and worn, Where the swallows' ceaseless twitter Can be heard in early morn. Every springtime, bright and early, They begin to line their nest; And each labors with tihe ardor Of a creature IIeaver-blest. Many trips they mahe to door-yard, Plickingstring and straw and feather; Storing all in cozy bird-home, Weaving all so close together. Now they twitter, loud and louder; \Vhat's the cause of this new zeal? Lalr's doneo--lie contract finished, A holiday the work must seal. Neihlblor swallows came ith numbers Tout the roof and eaves make black i Give the now home a house-warming. Then " twitter, twitter," all go back. Soon the brooding work commences; Lady Swallow stays at home, While her mate, with tireless flutter, Through the air for food does roam. Days pass by ; one task is finished, But a greater has begun; Now there are five empty stomachs Where before there was but one. Little mother now must labor To help fil...
Subjects For Thought. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
ttbLject or j bouo rbt. To some the experience they pass through are like bends ulpon a string, and, when the thread of life is cut, they simply roll away out of sight and out of mind. A new business here, a new friendship there; here a lucky accident, there a disastrous failure; iere a birth and rejoicing, there a death and mourning; and, as the mind recalls them and no connection between them, except that of time or place. Another person comes out of each one fuller, stronger, wiser than before. A serious illness has led him to study the laws of his physical nature, and taught him hdw to secure health for himself, his family, and those whom he may influence. A dis aster in business is sifted to the bottom,'and new light is thrown on future plans. Or a great happiness comes to him, and he hastens to share it with others, or learns through it how he may bless others. He is accumulat ing experience, not simply to count it over and recall its pleasure or its pain, but to develop out o...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
It is hori to hc'1p fuerling tint irink must bo oiiu of til manes osE if risI povo"ty. 'I'Icr' are -2i;,000,Ce.) of pet-salty in I hn dizitu ndti Vales aud 1,O0,O0 0iI Ielntnld; but fully hnlnfs mnnossy pumissito convlctel of di runkcn. nuss In Ireland In it ycnr us In thn. whole of ~nglnnd and 1\Vni2.. In otlher words, if we allow for thu. disparity In popupntmatla, we will find tlat there are about; 2;l0 druuskard In Ireland for every 100 In E~q gland and Va~lcs.
Shakespeare. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
Ska'."se.ýpve. Shakespeara ! to such ns me sounding what succccis Fitly as silen:c I Falt er forth the spell Act follows word, the speaker knows full well, Nor tampers with its magic more than needs. Two names there are: That which the lIehrew reads With his soul only if from lips it fell, ]Echo, back thundered by eat?,, hleaven. and hell, Would own, "Thou didst create us i" Naught impdiles. We voice the other name, manl's most of might, Awesomely, lovingly: let: nswe and love Mutely await their wo,rkine, lea,'e to sight All of the issue ns-below-abhve Sihkespears'e creation : one remove, Though dread-this finite from ihat infinite. -A-',okrt h'an'it.
Mosque of Omar. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
.MlOsque of On(a1'. The Mosque of Omar is beautiful ; its walls are adorned with marbles of delicate colors, and the dome is roofed with tiles of a bril liant blue, and some green and yellow. The effect from the Mount of Olives is of a tur quoise dome rooting walls of pearl. It stands high; white pavements and tall cypresses around ; steps lead down to other courts, once the Courts of the Gentiles, the Court of the Great Brazen Laver, etc., and olives, and grass of emerald green, and abundant wild llowers, cover the nakedness where Solomon's offerings had enriched the entrance ground between the goldengate and the eastern walls of the temple itself. Inside the mosque is exquisite. A circle of marble pillars inclose the veritable rough rock top of Mount Moriah, and support the inner part of the dome, which is rich in mosaic worthy to be compared with that in Santa Maria MIaggiore in Rome. Portals and par titions, inlaid with tortoise shell, mother of pearl, and ivory, divide the litt...
Traveller. Man Versus Brute. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
Sravelle. M2',an Versus Brute. We were dining at 8 o'clock on the eve of the hint, when an Arab came in hot haste to tell us that a panther had that very day at sunset carried off a goat close by under thie nose of the shepherd, and that the animal had been seen to disappear in a ravine. I did not stop to finish my dinner, but although the night was dark and unfavorable, at once prepared to set off. The Arab who under took to show me the way took a short cut through the brushwood. My hunting knife was in the way, and in order to rid myself of it I adjusted it nearer my waist, having the slip holding it behind me. I name this circumstance, as it will be seen I thereby saved my life. On arriving at the Arab dounar near the ravine, the Arabs conducted me to a spot about four hundreds yards off, on the edge of a broad and deep gorge, saying, " Tie panther is in the gorge, wait here and you'll be sure to see her." They chose a little group of bushes exactly suited to my purpose, and I pl...
New Process for the Portection of Iron. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
N osw P.pocess for, the Portcction of yron. Tihe problem of preserving iron from xi-. !lation may fairly be termed one of the great issues of the present day. Hitherto it has been offected in widely opposite ways. One method has consisted in converting its sur. face into an oxide, another in applying paint or enamel, another in coating it with zinc a metal more readily attacked than itself. All these methods bear the aspect of being expedients merely, and do not presenta defli nite solution of the problem. Of all the ordinary metals, lead, which re slsts some of the stronger acids, such as sul phuric or hydroflluorie, may be regazded as the most durable. A new process for coating iron with an adherent layer of this metal has recently been discovered and perfected by h r. F. J. Clamer, of the Ajax Metal Co., of I Philadelphia. By it the iron is covered with a uniform coating of silvery lead. The roughnesses and indentations of the iron receive the lead, as well as the smuctho parts. ...
[?]umor. Brevities. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
iA remark able object-A phonograph. All birds have something of an airy man ner. '" , i:::triking figures-The Roman characters on the dial of a clock. .tlIotto for a hair restorer-" There's always room at the top." ';Swine were undoubtedly pre-Adamite ahimals. Even Adam had his spare-rib. .Full of ups and dows- The game of see saw. ~-,Always down in the mouthl-The fellow who dines on roast goose, as served in a chop. house. 'Full of import-A custom house. iA checkered career-The.iife of a chess player.
CRICKET. BRIGHTON V. ST. KILDA. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
": -----0- BRIuTo v. ST. KIDA:. A 'two days' match was coniimeiced on Saturday at Btightoni Beiach be twcoon ;the above clubs.; :the St. Kilda were the first to go ?,to the iilkets and put togetheri- 145 riuls before the last -wiokot fell. ..Thonili son 2 for. 16 and Enoery 3 for: 33 bowled well for. the: Brighton. : The Brighton had oniy a q?uarter of ::.an :hour to bat aRnd put ? together 26 be foie tivie &'as lcalled. The match' will ibe' continued this :afternoon. at 2.45.- - ST. KILDA. Finlay b. Thompson .. .... 32 Harris run out .. ... 4 Francis c. b. Enery ... .. 1J J. Jones c. b. Enery .,: ... i 6 Low b. Thompson ... 14 Kcogh b. Sims ... .. 32 A. Jones b. Dunn ;.. 2 Siddely, not out : 15 Miller 1. b. w. Ene;y ::. ? Grifiths run' oiut Y r'`z'22 BIii HTON. Turlner inot out'.. . . 14 Dunn not out ... .. 10 Byes - . ... ... 2 with 10 wickets to fall ... 26 HURLINGHAM v. ARChADIA. This match was played last Saturday at Albert Park; and resulted in a win for the Hurlingham...
LIBERALITY. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
LIBERALITY. f The "Bendigo Advertiser " respecting the ollowing announcement, asks, "Is it possible?" It will be remembered that when AMr. Lansell thankfully declined the proffered welcome by a number of citizens on the occasion of his return to the district, he made a proposal which if noted upon would materially benefit the elondigo Hospital. In a letter to this journal he proposed that as each person desiring to join in the welcome would, no doubt, be put to some loss of time or money, he should' place in the Union Bank the value or pro portion of it to the credit of a fund for the benefit of the hospital, and he (Mir Lansell) would add 10 per cent, to the amount. It was considered by many that this would be a happy means of considerably augmenting the fends of the hospital at a time when an addition to them would be very welcome and it, was confidently hoped that Mr' Lansell's 10 per cent. would represent a very handsome figure. How far these hopes have been realised may be judg...
MARKET AND FRUIT GARDENERS ANNUAL PICNIC. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
MARKET AND FRUIT GARDEN ERS ANNUAL PICNIC. -0---0-- A 3?IETIN was held at the Shire Hall. South Brighton, on Thursday evening, January 12, It was decided to hold the aninual picnic on Thurs. day, February 23rd, at a place tobe selected providing railway arrange meat could b 4adef fr, that. date. A largo" an tinoitial c ommittee -ýtkiw eteetd fromn all; parts of the surrounding district, representing the Market Gardeners and Fruit Growers, These picnics and outings have been wull patronised by excursionists in the past, and we have no doubt under the mianigership'of agood committee, and the officrs' selected, it will prove *a success. Mr. W.- H. Richard's was elected as Presidont, W. G. Ringer's as Treasurer, and W,. G. Leany Secre tary. - The Committee will meet again on Thuisday;. 26th.: January, when the sub-conmmittee will bring further reports, and. situs will be finaly settled.: ,
EXTRAORDINARY ROMANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
EXTRAORDINARY ROMANCE. THE Welsh newspapers give currrncy to to a story of extraordinary romance, which has caused much sensation throughout tiie extensive mining district of Rlhosllanes ohrugog Ruabon. :It appears.that some years ago a collier from this neighb6rhood emigrated to America, leaving his wife aud three'sons behind hirm. He kept up a cor respondence with his wife, and about twelve years ago paid a visit to his native country. He persuaded his eldest son to accompany him on his return. The wife and sons decided to follow him, and in' due course arrived in America. The husband, it is stated, was somewhat taken aback on the unexpected appearance of his first wife. He was, indeed, legally married to the lady he lived with. Having entertained his new comers, he took his wife up the hills, ostensibly to view the new, country, eventu ally leading her to the edge of a stupendous precipice above a lake. Up to this time.his conduct was that of a gratified' husband ; but on the led...
A GLANCE AT SANDRINGHAM. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
;A GLANE -AT S:AINDRINGIAM. -----o--~--- Tnos. who have' not beon .to San driigham recently wouild ,be very much surprised on paying it a" visit, to:lnotice .the advance :that : has- .beeoii nado especially in, the erectioni of business places. ')For some reason or other this charini2ng and'' thriving locality seems, to have , been almost conipletely ignored, by business imien. A change 'has 'now come over: the scene, as there are shops in full siving that would be no discri.edit" it any` town or city in the land. -irst icomes' a' very nice anid commodious brick store opposite the Duke of'Edinburgh Hotel, and adjoining it is -a, hay and cor6n store, 'These are occupied by iMr'Francis, and are replete with 'a first class stock. Then there is. a butcher's shop carricd on by the en toeprising firm of Grant and Baker. And last .but not least .ve have 'an iromrinofigery .establishment ,iwith light- if they: do' inotgilve tHid eoitr?. prising firms a liberal and general support. There is ...
TRY EXCELSIOR TREAT. TO THE EDITOR OF THE LEADER. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
TRY EXCELSIOR TREAT, . o TUE EDITORn or THE LEADER. Sir,- Having been requestedl by. Mr. Har'old Sparks to attend to tohe" arrangements in connection with the treat to the ' News B's Boy'sTry Excel sior Classes," I dssire to acknowledge th'e following subscriptions vwhich.: hitve been foim.wadeda ,to Mri Spai~ks, spontaneously .without any, appeal7 other. than :tho enliumation iin youri coluhius that the picni.?was to be hold Milesdamuos J. M. Smith, 911 s Haydon,. £1 is; Sparks,.£1 ls; Bent, £1 is; Wi T. Wright, Li1s1 MrI)D. Wilden, 10s,; Hayard, 0s ;:Bertraim, lOs. I havOe aso to announce that, all the arrangements have been completed to have the outing on lTuesday next, (January 17;) when the youngsters will be feasted in the avenue at Glenmoore, :and afteirwards 'a pro gramme of spiortsvwilln be carried out, when the money subscribed will, be 'devoted to a prize fuind. The prizes to be given in the shape of clbthes to' the successful youthful colmpetitors. Should there be any su...
CHELTENHAM MECHANICS' INSTITUTE AND FREE LIBRARY. [Newspaper Article] — Oakleigh Leader and District Record — 14 January 1888
CHELTENIHAM MECHIANICS' IN STITUITE AN D FREE LIBRARY. TinE usual monlthly meeting of the aboveo istitute was held on' the 4th. inst. Meinbers" present : -Messrs Bodley (ini the chair,) Ohaindler, Griffiths,;Irvino. and Booker. Minutes of the last meeting vere reread and confirmed.` Correspondence . from Rev. J. B. Smith;, askingi for0 i re duction of -rent, for ,the Wesleyan services. From. Chief Secretary, and Secretary of- Ltnds,J acknoviledging receipt of letters. Received . from Ceutenial Publishing ? Book' Co. re questing the lcommittee to become subscribers to a new publication ordered to stand over. " Proposed by Mr Grifliths, seconded by Mr Brooker that the Wesleyans get the use of Hall at £3 per quarteor. Proposed by Mr Godley, secornded by Mr Griffiths, Trh e witstoTthe requesting onm'h . to. attend`' our :next monthly meeting: and to bring his books to .compare with ours re pay ment of rent, carried. Several small rccounts were passed for ' payment, amounting to £2 15s 6...