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Stock Sales at Sunbury. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
Stock Sales at Sunbury. Mwiii.W J Cr.o,.. -. . .J. T. --MAVP day next, 31st inst. 403 cattle and 1500 sheep will be offered. Trains leave Spencer streot for Sunbury at 6.45 a.m. and 12.15 p.m. on day of sale. Mesra. J. K. Jenings Aind tM'lnncs will, on Monday next, 2nd February, conduct a horse sale at the Corporation Sale yards, S;unbury. . .? .(? -l . .-
An Important Subdivisional Sale [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
A,. | soportanlt Subdivisioni s.i : :Iesrs M!. mibroey and )canll o. Qu?,ll street, and Mr. A. E. Young, of PUt...c street, ;auctioners, in cojiuintion, adver tise an itpuortailt subdivusional sale of ideali builling sites situ;ted at Daisy-st., iasilshingtoIo streOt, ailnd 1,loresni Street, Essendon, within a very short dlistance of the railway station. "Plns arc now. ready, and obtainable from thle atotioi eers. This olsliortunity presents itself to builders and investors, us the reserves lixed are decidledly inomninal, in order to clear the line; and terms exceptional. •-cn (-cn-c
Billiards in Wrong Hours. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
Iilliards in Wrong bHours. George Robert Gibson. licensee of a billiard room, in Union road, Ascot Vale, was charged with allowing billiards to be played at an earlier hour than his license allowed him. Inspector Nolan prosecuted. Constable T. R. Burrows, Ascot Vale, stated that oiln st January. at 9.20 a.m., lie was onil duty at Union road and he heard the click of billiard balls. On going into defendant's premises he found two youlng men playing billiards. W\it iless spoke to defendant's man in charge, and then asked defendant what hours lie wafs allowed to use tihe table, and ie re plied between 10 a.m. and 11.30 p.m. De feiindatnt then produced his license. Wit ness asked him why lie used -thle table as early as 9.20 a.m.. and lie said it was .Now Yca.r' Day. and Ile thought it would not Imatter. Defendant asked to be let off oil tile present occasion. Defendant- informied tile Belchi thllt lie was sorry that it had ocurred, and it -tn.ll no i h le c again.
School Cases. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
School Cises. i Thile following parents were fined for not causing their cliildren .to attentd school the reiiiiiried number of days, viz: :-Samuel ,Moss, 2s; Mattlhw O'Brien (two eases) 9s; Peter Corcoran, 2s; Janes .lolisison. 5s: Davhid Ginet (three 'cases), 7s- Joseph B3asecs (two eases). 6s; Joseph Brown Itliree casel, 9Os; .Willi'am Iors fall (iwo cases, Is; Joill Burns two eates). 5s Johln Pulleii, 2.. A French fir ll s olteri to thle owlo ers of woods cest-irol cylinderas to Ut roiund all their syoung trees to irotect tlel agaiinst sihinry cattle. Tile "tree corsets" will ie giveii free of clarge to cointry Niunicipal iatiorities in return for the right to liailit alvertise ineits osi the corsets. As a casle of port wsinie seas being trans ferredi froiul a lorls ii Dirury Lae. Liver pool, the otilr dan', it fell into the road wsey, and the ends of the cask beiiig stove ill, the contents, about 115 gallons, ran along the gutter ldowii the cdrain. South Church Street elementar...
A Fire Extinguished. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
A Firo Extinguishel. A fire occurred :at midday on Monday at Norwoodi crescent. Moonoe Ponds, at I house being built for ir. th. O. Fer .iUsOn. Some lime stored in the outbuild inlgs got alight and set fire to tile build ing. M1r. J. Ohamon bulrst opell thel door sod applietl a tin of the Aisk extinguisher. This ilut out the flames at onice, the dam age dono by tile fire being very slight.
Essendon Pictures. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
Enssendon Pictures. "MJoney God" is the star film to be screened at thile Essendon Public Hall. on da~trlay, ,January 31. "'ltight of Way'" is another sllendid picture thiat will h lhowI; also sCCn', comirc anld a host of otlher dranms. Tl'ero is a splendid or chestra at the popular place of amuse ilntll htolll tile prices are popular.
The Maribyrnong Henley. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
The .1aribyrnoung .tenley. The eecoutive who are matiilng arrange ellnllts for tile Matrihyrllong Henley, to )us held on Saturday, 14th Tebruary, are dloinlg gootd WorKe antd atre holdillg froluellt meelltlSs. The lirograluime ii ian excep tionalll good oie nlld the secretary, Mr. A. J. lay, anticipatee record entriea for tile dliil'erell e ovnllts. T'hije8 a timovenienv tlhgt should meet with general plublic sup lort, ;s tile proceeds are socellt ol the im provemnent of tlhe river and the district, ann the G(overnment contribute seven tenths of the amunount so lpoeht.
Bowling. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
Bowling. T0o "tnnual A N.A. Day rink tournament for tlIL trophlies presented by Cr. Showera for competition amongst the members of thle [nEstedlo Bowling Club was played on Monday last, and resulted as follows: --Winners: Iowtell, Rowe V'. I tephens. Itoyle (Capt.) Stphn oyle capt. Runners-up: Pearson, Jolly, Boux, Sthowers (cal)t.) - -?)-Q?-.
BRIEFLETS [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
BRIEFLETS ?l?|---t--' [' Great Britain pays £5,000,000 annually for foreign poultry and eggs. The death hIas taken place at Coolfree, Roscommon, of a Mrs. Costelloe, at the remarkable age of 113 years. She had foulr sls drawsing the oldage pension. A blind angler of Richmond won the lprize for the best whiting catCh (121b Bo) in the British Sea Anglers' Society's atn nual three dlays' boat competitionl at Deal. Mer. Iyman Oraffe has been sworn in a, magistrate for Limerick. He is the first memober of the Jewish community to be appointed to the commission in. tlhe city. A survivor of tihe Mold Argoed (Flint shire) colliery disaster of 1837, who was ten yea~ old at thile time, and was on tombed inl the mine for a week, has died at Mold. agell eighty-six. Wheno tile body of s cabinetmaker, of Wolverhalmpton, who had been missing i for two days, was discovered in thile canal nealr his hIlome thie body of :a favourite dog was found attachlled to his neck. A French lady has been awarded £...
Obscene Language. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
Obscene Language. Jam:es Edward 2tonaghan, a sea-faring man was chalrged with the above of fence. He pleaded guilty, stating that he was drunik at the time. Mrs. Nellie MLusicha, IHenry street, Ken sington, stated that on 26th inlst., at 9 p.m., tlhe defendaint came to her house and asked for his wife. Sh1 told hiim she was not there, and he tlhen wtalked lp tl:l(ld down :and made use of most ob scolle latlgutge. He lhad done tile same Shling ol IliCevious occasions, anilld often thounght Ihis wife was tller e when she was lot. Tfie lanllgltge (written dowei Onl Ipaper) could be heard by persolls ill tie street. - Constable R. P. Jones, Kensington, de Ioseth to hearing the language, tndl lock illg tile accused ul. The Imall seas drunht aitd there had been troible with hiim be fore. The Bench imposed a fine of £3, or in dlefault. 21 daysv' imnrisonleollt:
SMILE SEED [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
SMILE SEED -----+--- G rocer's Assistalt: "\l'hat is iL you're grulnbliing at, ansyhlow? Do'y walt the earth ?" Fastidious Customer: "No, sir, I don't. Certainly not- in the sugar." TOO YOUNG. ix' "Ca you lenolld me £5 for a mnonth, Di : "What lthe deuce does si month-old boy wvatt witlh £5T" A RIGHT TIHERE. "I know a man whoE is trying hard to get a skeletonl in his closet." "Is he crazy?" "No; le's a surgeon. Visitor. "Hallo, Mike! What's that you have in the glass case?" Mike: "That's the brick I $ot up agin lisy head at the last .election. m'isitor: "Oh! And wllat's that little flower oin the tolp of it for?" Mike: "That's a flower from the grave of the mlan that tllrew it!" WOULD BE DOING GOOD. "Young man." said the solemn-faced geintlemian to tile urchin whlo was puffing with all his might at a aigetr, "let me wasrn you in time that tlhat is a fright ful vice you are cultivsting." "I ain't afraidl of it." "But are you not afraid of bringings your father'sa hlais in sorrow to t...
DOVES. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 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. Tio Indian turtle dove is common in Sydnley gardes, and is rarely , molested. Its food consists chiefly of grass seeds and fige, so it is a desirable immi grant. The doo-doo or ground dove of the interior is a permanent resident. It also eats seeds and native fruits, anid is a pretty bird mostly grey or fawn.in colour. with tail feathei tipped wvitll white anid bars f black across tle back and neck. The diamond dove is also kniowvn as the little turtle dove. In colour it is lighter than the doo-doo, and it has red eyes. ZIale doves are larger than the females. It is doubtful whether the term gentle is deserved by wild doves. Amongst other birds their own size they freriueiutly do Ssome fierce bullying, but they know their limits, and they alwvays pick easy marks to lord it over. S A fog signal, which it is claimed will supersede tile present expl...
ONE-SIDED AND TWO-SIDED. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
ONE-SIDED AND TWO-SIDED. The flounders anld soles are fish thaLt are ealled one-sided, not because thl?v are really such anlloutrage upoln fact and possibilisv as the word indicates, but hu cause they have onle coloured side anld th!e opposite plain white. Occasionally, how ever, a fisherman catclles what ihe calls a two-sided specimen of these desirable flat-fishes, assd after he has decideuh that he is not suffei'cring from an optical de lusion, he begins to iniuire. A two-sidlesi flounder or sole is a rarity, and should S be. preserverd when caugpt.. irl their try stages the flounders and soles are normal fish, swimming ulpright like other fishes, but as they grow they undergo a struc tural change w?hii ?_rmsuacable. Tihe : f,,-..Af al?- _alone.piois tihe colour which enables taiig- to lie on the hottom un observed by fish that swould srey loln them. The avo eyes also aspear on the one side, aisd the uinder surface becones milky. white, and adapated for rubbing against the sand. ...
THREE BEETLES. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
THREE BEETLES . W.K.. -\.1., and AC.. send in three bce ties for identiiocation. All are interesting. / 'or grote?scuenes t a ILLttie, grey nllrled member of thie coleoltelr first attracted attention. It was all elcDllanll beetle, anlll one at thie wseeils bearil 110 ti e aesOllise scielltihe ilalie of Ortiorillus cyliildriron tris. Th'lle secolld Illame is rea;tlly tile Clristian inllle of this qualint little beastl It rclters to tile cylilllrltcal slilae of the rostrum or trullk-like beakli. Tile variety submitted i= destructive amnlligst appples and tile citrus trees, blt is gener ally ptreyed uponI by birds. Its colhll' resmblance to tile limbs of tile trees oitell enables it to escal)e tile loutice o tie keen eyed birits. T'hle ibeetle tliea wel, coil sidering its heavy wing-case. About 70M0 varieties of these lamellilclls are liollOwll. The second was a light bro\sn beetle, a little over an inch long, having iin ir regular blclik streak alonlg tile ceulntre o01 the wiing-cases...
ANT LORE. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
ANT LORE. An intluirer Iassi whether there irt ilueein allts, like there arl (ilieIn bees. 111I allswer it rialy be bttid tlht the history of all these wontderlul coununiatl inslects thlat dislplay a hig degree ol civilisation i5 not coltlllett, IJut esiotLgh IS lhost\\ln tabout luany of tilhe collsult varieties lor oentomologists to be a to haieto assert that tllere are iio iuecln ?ults amoltgst tilleln. Durilg the breeding-titme ile males anld lemales, after Lthley emlerge irom thile co cools, develop ins, s. tid elgagL s it tnuptia~l flighit. 'flint tte Wiitt gS titarohlO and tile males die. The szexless workers ntlislear to consist of two kinds--masters n- ld slaves. ''ithey are arulmed with stinlgs. while tilt mliles Lare not. Amolngst Illialln of the social insects thle males only aell liar tor a certalill time. It is clurious to note how easily the telntales get rid of their wings. 'fle'y deliberatey tiull dthie off with their legs, atid thetn litid tiie nearest nest, wlhere ...