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GENERAL NEWS BRITISH FLIGHT RECORD. MONTROSE AIRMAN'S GREAT FEAT. 640 MILES IN 7½ HOURS. [Newspaper Article] — The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter — 29 January 1914
GENERAL NEWS BR1TIptf FLIGHT RECORD. MONTROSE AIRMAN'S GREAT FEAT. 643 MILES LN 75 HOURS. Captain Longcroft, of No. 2 Squadron of Ile Royal Flying Corps, stationed at Montrose, recently set up a now re cord in army aeronautics by flying from the bane at Uplper Dysart to Portsmouth and back to South PFaroboroupb, a dis tanco of between 630 and 640 miles. in the non-stop time of seven hours fifteen min ttes. It may bh recollected that on August 16th; Captain Longroft, accomaned by Colonel Sykes. broke tile world's record for dislance with a piassenoger. On this oc •aion lie lew from Farnborough to Mont rose withi ono stop at Alnmuouth. 'Tile firt |tort of his journey conottoitutld tile recora. Thle light on Saturday, it may be stated, was not undertaken as aL toroly spec tacular evenlt. but was proceeded with ollly after due deliberation. his malchine. a Brltisll Expelrimental biplaneo (No. 218), litted witlh a 70 liip. Renault enginl, cao able of maintaining a speed nlapproximat ing ...
MONTROSE AERODROME. DEVELOPMENT OF £12,000 SCHEME. [Newspaper Article] — The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter — 29 January 1914
MONTROSE AERODROMOE. DEVELOPMENT OF £12,000 BGIIEMfE. Steps are already being taoken by the War Ofince for the construction of o range |t of buildings on iontroso Links lirovlding housing accommodation for the largo ntum br of aero slanes to be attached to No. 2 it Dysart to the Links. Scheodules havo been ibned inviting ? builders to contract for tilhe erection of II tthree huge corrugated iron sheds, each it mneasuring 210 feet by 65 feet, and about ia 27 feet highI to tihe tntex. tile Caves teing/ 15 feet from the ground. Concrete iiling will be Used for the foundations, while tihe walls and roofs will Ibe lined tihroughsout on tihe inside with asbestos cement sheet- or ,ing, whilti will both matto for safety fronm w fire, anid ensure a warmer interior. Con I crete will also be nused for the floors. while "i Sprovision will be made inside for at dress intg rootm for the ilots. Each shted whIiciih iw will hold six or sevea n aeroplanes, will be provided with two sliding doors. 65 ...
THUMBS UP [Newspaper Article] — The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter — 29 January 1914
THUMBS UP ---3-+-- From Sydney Sunday Sun. l, gistrute: "You broke a mantelpiece orname tt on your vife's head. What have you got to Bsay for yourself?" Prisoner: "It was a; pure accident.: Maistrate:' ".An accident. - What?. Didut you intend to hit your wife?" Prisoner: "`Yes; but I didn't Ineas to break the ornament."' ALnie ~lorris, 69:iarris street, Pyrmont AuCI.rishman went out to hunt one day. and the first thing he" saw was a bird eitting on a fence. He blazed, away, and chen walked over to ,pick: up the victinm. "W t e happened to: afind there wao a dead frog, which he raised at armos ii'iltthi Looking at it with a .puzzled air, lilhllly be renlarked, 'H'ell, but ye 'was 'a deuce of a foiue.looking bird before ti trew tie tithers off o' yel" Leon Phillips. c.o. 88 Brisbane street. City. oa A coutntry larsao out Orange way was illustialring to a sick blhckfellow the bliss. ful future that awaited all good itggern io nabove. Jaock was told that in ileaven he would be iyevn a p...
NOTES BY THE WAY [Newspaper Article] — The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter — 29 January 1914
NOTES BY THE WAY By "Observer." i Although attempts are made to -belittle the fact in certainm quarters, police court records go to alshow that an- undesirablo cluass prevail to no small extent in con nection with the batches of 'mimmigrants that arrive from time to time from the in old country. Indeed imany of them-or b at ally rate a •fair L roportilou-d-o not co seem to have anythiig like the malking J of industrious and sober,ecolonists, as is of tlhe ease with members of the 'Teutenic m and Latin .races that have made: their or homes' amongst its. In fact, in. many il cases, as regards moderationl in the.nuse o of alcohol. some of the' inmmsgraut com pare very unfa?vourabol with the average .D Aantralian, and, moreover, in regard to er many of tile charges of .assaults on tlhe as Ipolice, resisting arrest, ete., tlhe accused o Ips "comeo across the deep blue sea." It is stated-'and. likely enough. there is a good deal of truth in it-that since thel S mtli ratiol policy of the G...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter — 29 January 1914
J. SUTTON CASH BUTCHER 73 PUCKLE STREET, MOONEE PONDS. BEST QUALITY OF GOODS. PRICES GUARANTEED ld PER LB. IIELOW ANY OTHER BUTCHER. BREAD DELIVERED THROUsIuOU'UT TIE DISTRICT. ®i ALL GOODS FREE FROM ADUL'TEIRATION A. MI LES ;...AKER, PASTRYCOOK, &C. , nO R , CC5'PER, STREET," ESSEiNDOOf '' YOUR PATRONAGE RESPECTFU'LLY SOLICITED. . THE LATEST BURGLAR PROOF VENTILA TING LOCK loas-ebolders can leave any window open, day or night, with perfect safety. Price, : a1 each: or fixed. Is 6d. WILLIAM McK. GORDON IRONMONGER, " " 12 NAPIER STREET, ESSENDON Beautiful Pascoe Vale ? Sweet Pascoe Vale Peaceful Pascoe Vale : Buy a GARDEN PLOT for 2.- per week, and Sol\e the Housing Problem. 6Oft x ISO, 10/- per foot. Deposit, £1 ; Balance 2/. weekly CONSIDER THIS OFFER CLOSELY - Remember Pascoe Vale, 350it. above Sea Level. Its Atmosphere Dustless, ? Restful, Stimulatiog. Your Sleep as Deep as River's Song. Plans and Particulars- FRANK GEAGH, t127 Queen .treet, Melbourne and FRANK GEACH scoe...
SWANK. REFLECTIONS ON A CONTEMPTI[?]DE MAKE BELIEVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter — 29 January 1914
ti SWANK, . d SwanL?k A word of advice first. I 0 you swank, don't "]Make believe" or "let's pretend"- is the Joy of life' to children. With them the game is inno-T ceot and delicious. There is no taint SI of a lie; nd shadow of hypocrisy. Their little airs and graces charm us. They "swank with laughter in their soft eyes. S. . It is to bhe orgiven. TiThe grown-up gamine is evil and demor' alising. - BLUFF AT ITS WORST. d Sw rlnk! The word was born in te in lite yeae of thle nineteenUth century. A disease was 'rgmiunt and 'spreading. It it nee?ed a name. "Swank" came out of i the word-world. offered itself, and was ac- i cepted. It was short, expressive, con- hi temptuous. It fitted. And so pretence hi on a pedestal, with feet of clay, face of brass, and plenty of cheek, was named.- , Tho human ape, whlo could not be natural, became the swanker. We like him not. Swankintg in speech. iLs impudence el throwing its ttin cloak over ignoraince. p The covering does not hide. It is too thi...
CRIMINAL THREATS STRANGE VOWS OF CONVICTS WHICH THEY HAVE KEPT. ANTIPATHY TO JURORS. [Newspaper Article] — The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter — 29 January 1914
CRIMINAL THREATS aS1'RAIi? VOWS OF CONVIOTS WHICH THEY IHAVE KEPT. ANTIPA'rHY TO JUROHO. "I'll never seeak to a woman again so loug as I live," said the forger Dao'eY as ` Ie-as w taken back to the cello alter his colicltion at the',Old Bailey, London.i tlavey was? convioted tihrough evielce e of .a woman whoe it wlas beliceved he had easnt to marry but who iayed l him falseE and thinformed tile lice with the result hat lie was artreted, found i guilty il u seotenced to ieteen years' penal servItude. t That was nearly thirty years ago. Davey served Iris time, was let out at tihet end of about twelve years agod, eo fary os Is known, kept his oath to filte end of his life. lie lived in onh room in cale Iicus sret ice Isliitole, aul?"e-Util ti'e -day. of heis death, vehich ocenrred a lfew years ago, was never kown to heave ay- 3 tlilln to do Yith any womg a.r n oevicts ofiten aehe eimilr vows, but by sn ocl ans alieys rep thers. A mur cercr. lwhose sentedcee was commtela to pehli servi...
DOVES. [Newspaper Article] — The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter — 29 January 1914
DOVES. The doves of Australia include the In dian turtle dove, an introduced variety. the quiet little ground dove, and the dia mond dove. , Te Indian turtle dove is common in Sydney gardens, and is rarely molested. Its food consists chiefly of grass seeds and figs, so it is a desirable immi grant The doo-dos or ground dove of the interior is a permanent resident. It also eats eeds and native fruits, and .is a pcstty bird mostly grey or fawn in wolor: with tail feather tipped with white and bars of black across the hack and neck. The diamond dove is also known as the little turtle dove In rolour it is lighter than the doe-doa. and it hals red eyes. Male doves are larger than te flemales. It is doubtful whether the term gentle is deserved by wild doves. Amongst other birds their own size they frequently ds some Sore bullying, but they know their limits. and they always pick easy mrhei to lord It over. A fog signal, which it is claimed will supersede the present explosive signal elf t...
ONE-SIDED AND TWO-SIDED. [Newspaper Article] — The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter — 29 January 1914
ONE-SL.DED AND TWO-aIDED. The floundere aud soles are fish that are called onLe-sided, not because they are reaslly such an outrage upon. fact and possibility as the word indicates, but be cause they have one coloured side anld the opposite plain white. Oecasionally, how ever, a isherman catches what he calls a two-sided specimenn of these desirable flat-fishes, and alter he has decided that be is not suffering from aus optical de Iusion, he begins to inquire. A two-sided flounder or sole is a rarity, and should be preserved when caught. in their lry stages the flounders and soles are normal fish, swimming upright like other fishes, but as they grow they undergo a struc tural change which is remarkable. The tos aide e develops tie colour which enables .Tpx to lie on the bottom nun ý-thet. The two eyes also appear ou the -one side, and the under eurtace becosCe msilky white, and adapted lor rubbing "against the send. Trhe tough skin pes sessed by all the flat fishLbes is not pro bect...
THREE BEETLES. [Newspaper Article] — The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter — 29 January 1914
TUiiEE BEIETLES. Wii., A.31., and AU.., send in three bee tles for ltenticatlon. Aill are inttleslelnlg Por grolee Uebllue a little, grey gunarL. melmuer 01 the Oleoptera; bret attLracted attention. It was an oelvuae t beetle, and olet o0 the weevils be?tll? the awsoawl?e scelnutdbc name l Urlhorlnlus cyllllilrires tris. lThe second name Is teally live Ulrristial name of this qluaint little beLlUe. It relers 10 the cylinuareal tsetIe 01 the rostrum or- trunk-like beak. 'Iae variety submitted is destructlve amongst apples and the citrus trees. but is gener ally preyed upon by bIrds. lt clitoie' resemolalnce to the limbs 0o the treeu olten enables it to eseape the notice o1 the keen eyed biris. aItle beetle lies well, con nldering its heavy wing-ease. About 7ul varieues o1 tilew lalunelllcOrns are knowil. 'rhe second was a illt brown beetle, a little over an inch lon1 , Ilavlng all ir regular black streak along the centre of the welg-aews. It's nome wae Jlobbonlat dorsals. This beetle...
ANT LORE. [Newspaper Article] — The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter — 29 January 1914
AMT LORE. Atu inuuirer ls wlhetbrr tbrut ar queen aciU. like tlere atte qtueent bees. in tuUUer it may be salt t Ittt tile 111ittory t1 all ttlteut woiuderiui cuuthiiittol ilet, leat dislply a high dtgree U civilisationl Ilot Complete. bUt eliuugl to klo abuuU L many eI 1 theU counttuu variet(?ieS lul etu)tou iogeitI to be able to 010ert that there are 0 o (U u aUll ant stt nOltgobt itliv iutiieg the breedltig-ItItu 11tilUt llml±1 lld teuoated, atter they emlerge trutO tile CO CUoUS. deielop wings. and eng10 e tt al nuptlil iigiLt. lherl toe wtUinO ueul il I'j1 tle Utale dtl. 'Itlt Utseleus orklers thpeir to cotlljni ot two ndlo-wilonters and d lacvaj. 'They :fro A.rmed with sting.,~J whilie thleules are not. AtlotiOgL otll11 of the Cotta! l nseut t the males ollly al aour ter lU ertaIU time. It id curious tu 'Ijt e L n easlly tie females get rid of their witis . 'kuee detiberately tull tioUIn on with theuir LullS. t aid tent nd A O uea nut newt, w~wie n~y I tre-these. -om re b.ur'r...
MILKY BARRACOUTA. [Newspaper Article] — The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter — 29 January 1914
MIKY 3 UBIARltCOUTA. Mlr. D. G. Stead, Superintendent of Fi Ih eres rlnvestigtiios, torinwarda allltlters tng note about the milkillness of thle lehll el barracouta at certain times. lie pants out that the muscular tissues 01 the nsh occasionally show isolated white patcles, wlelic sllpread thlroulgh the rest ot tile Iles'l" and fill it with a viscous, milky-lookiltg tfluid. In Melourlle, where the ,arracouta trom 'lastnaaia is il eontantll dealltd ior tood the loss is olten heavy trom thls eause. lie ays:-"Whille in the Melbourne itll maltiet recetllly I ata a targe packirg case of lreshly-gutted and headed barla couta examlned. The hieh were apparnltll ill 1ierltrt condition. atnd were rertattily sweet tlll ftresh. hUL when at iteislol \;l tladeo alollng tihe back about 5if per rel of tile thsh were aound to bho atectcs ald nad to be thrown away. "I was assured by tile market inspcctor. an experienced oth?er, that the march ol the milkinet? ethrough the tisatus is o tlwat the fluh...
WILLIE WAGTAIL'S INDIGESTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter — 29 January 1914
WILLIE WcAGI'IL'S .\D)ItES'ION. "Soume time ago aln inlquiry wa made in thie columna of your papelr as to why a '"Vllio Wagtail' called out at night. tl.l If lie was awarelo whel lie prctlsed his lpretty call." wrlntea J.D.li. 'Jiecelliy nlld the Ileasure of observing a lair withLII three young wagtails, and wateiled thleou at all hours o01 tie day and up to ljd nighllt The hlien bird used to sit ibeido tile nlest, which was a 6taall oe01, cotltltlllg Illtee large chllcis, .ouna aisele, wilth 1 Ir head under ier wing. Tlle rooster was en wahch. and whelnever I alilroacllel tle tree in which the nest wao, lie to1k all sorte of care that he warlled leo llitt llere was umetllillg upll tile tree that lieo 1was very interestt Ils. lie onllillUally Ilew to within a leow inches of my leal, llil tlhough it was dark, lie nade la?I valialnt attempts r tl ake a lock 01 my hair. lie we''Ai lrom tree to trre rIund the a IL PU iliewte\er hr latllded i - " . n •- lt, ldemit .hia,,enl.l ht'L; ~uela...
Brunswick and Coburg Dispensary. [Newspaper Article] — The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter — 29 January 1914
Brunlswick and Coburg Dislpensary. Brunswick and Cobur UCF.S. Dispelis aryr a llu comrmittee meeting was s held January 9 TIke balance sheet for tile half-year ending Novemnber, 1913. was pre sented, and slhowed steady progress. Re ceipts for the year were £4327 9s 8d. Tile mnembership on the dislpensary stands at 6679-an increase of T8. Prescription books presented for the year totalled 47,003. an increase of 1103, and the number of pre seriptions dispensed 76,59i , an increase of 3985. Members on the medical institoute list, number 2654-as increace of 19. The committee has just completed the build ing of branchl dispensary oil Sydney road, Coburg, at a coot of £1425, tile official opening of whlich taikes place in Fehruary. Mr. W. It. IHowitt is the dlis penser appointed to take charge of the branch. Thie eleetion of officers took place wilth tile following resut:--Presi dent, Mr. F. .1. Bird (O.T.S.). vice-presi ldent, Mr. C. Claston (I.OO.F.. Bruns wick); secretary. Mr. O. Arthu...
Runaway Horse. [Newspaper Article] — The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter — 29 January 1914
Runaway Horse. Mr. James Pope. butcher, of Mount Alexander road, Flemington, had a nar row escape from serious injury last week, otbot a mile hyod ootSCory, 0oi the .main Ballarat road;,one or -tbe.olts oamu out which connecta the ehaft to the ,o hicle, when the shaft fell oil the horse'e legs. The animal took frighit and olted oil' at a furious pace. Mr. Pope stuck to tile reins for over a mile, but, becom ing exhausted, the vehicle was Iohurled ;gailst a tree. and Air. Pl'opo tlhrown violeltlty ot to the road. einig rendered uneonsoioos for a time.
Tadgell Bros. Auction Sale. [Newspaper Article] — The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter — 29 January 1914
Tadgell Bros.' Auction Sale.. ?M?ssrs. Tadgell Brothers will -sell by public auction on Saturday; February, 14, at 3. o'clock, at 140, Park street, Moonee Ponds, a compact and comfortable brink villa, "Ben-My-Chree,?' containing.7 rooms.' vestibule,. bathroom. etc.; electric light. 'The place is sewered, and has stablirg and outbuildings..